We absolutely loved having Camilla takeover our Instagram account last weekend, she’s a rather nifty crafter and we were just a lil obsessed with the DIY bath bombs – which were super simple to put together – which she included! We caught up with her to chat about her personal favourite DIYs and the 10 things that all self respecting crafters need to have in their home DIY kit!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Ok here are some fun facts about me.
- I’m OBSESSED with Katy Perry and My Little Pony.
- I have had every colour hair under the sun.
- My current hairstyle is modelled after Cruella de Vil.
- Shamefully, I follow a bunch of 15 year old emo kids on Instagram who remind me of my scene kid youth.
- My best friend’s name is Morgana #gothsforlife
- I love singing and it drives my boyfriend insane
- My wardrobe is #allblackerrr’thang
Follow @ChanelHurlin on Instagram
One of our favourite things to do at the Nifty studio is put together the super cool weekend takeovers of our Instagram account, we love finding South Africans who take incredible photographs, and are off to some rather exotic locations. Whilst scrolling through our Instagram feed we noticed that Chanel was posting the most beautiful photographs in India, so obviously 5 minutes later an email was sent and last weekend she took us on a whirlwind trip from the Qutb Shahi tombs, to the top of the Charminar in Hyderbad, dodging tuk tuks and eating samoosas for breakfast.
We caught up with Chanel to find out about the highlights from her two months working and travelling around India, and the top 3 things you need to do if you go there!
Follow @MattAllison on Instagram
Matt Allison is one of those people we’ve followed on social media forever and you kind of feel like you know him and his family just via Instagram. They recently relocated from Cape Town to Sydney and a few months ago he squeezed in a tour of his new city for a very cool Nifty Weekend Takeover, from vertical gardens, to Icebergs ocean pool in Bondi Beach and the Harbour bridge it was quite a whirlwind. If you’re obsessed with minimalism, plant life and IKEA you 100% should be following Matt on Instagram.
We caught up with Matt to hear about his favourite places in Cape Town, Sydney and whether we can expect more hangryness inducing food snaps again, cos we miss them!
Follow @carla_corr on Instagram
Carla has been someone we’ve had our Instagram eye on for ages, we met her for the first time at the Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk and she was just as lovely as we had imagined, in IRL! She recently celebrated the one year mark of starting her own business Carla Likes Photos, yip she takes such gorgeous photos, we absolutely could not wait for her weekend takeover and it did not disappoint. From Honest Chocolate cafe adventures – we’re so obsessed with that place, to Sunday drives and showing us her perfect way of ending off the weekend, we really enjoyed this little sneak peek into her life.
We caught up with her to chat about starting her own business, what she shoots her photographs with, her favouriting editing app (it’s ours too) and the people she loves following on Instagram
Follow @jessbinxx on Instagram
Jess is one of those people we feel like we’ve been following on Instagram, literally forever. She always had a really beautiful and well curated account, with a few thousand followers and one day we had another look and her account had suddenly just blown up, she currently has 45,000 followers – how crazy ahmazing? We met her for the first time at the 1st Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk and were blown away by the tiny hot pink digital camera she was shooting on.. We’ve wanted her to do a Nifty Weekend Takeover for ages and last weekend she did it, from lunch at our favourite Babylonstoren, ice-cream at The Creamery, creepy cool plants, sunset perfection and chilled Sunday afternoons at the Waterfront she showed us a really good time in the Mother City!
We caught up with her to chat about her Instagram blowing up, what camera she currently shoots on, her best editing app (it’s only one) and her favourite people to follow!