Instagram Influencer Spotlight On: Shabana sheikh @Dirtyboots_n_messybun

1) Tell us a little about yourself. What are you doing now and where do you come from?

I’m a happy home maker… I have two cute dolls who keeps me engage forever..I enjoy cooking trying out different recipes.. though I’m not that great at baking…I’m from mumbai born and bought up in Kuwait

2) What are your topics of interest? What do you post on Instagram the most?

Anything related to beauty travel food gossip hehe can interest me… I like being introduced to new products and recipes.. I enjoy blogs who post recipes or new skincare products.. some lifestyle related topics are also so touchy.. overall I enjoy them all equally.. my travel diaries, nature, beauty/skincare related products.

3) How did your Instagram name come about?

My first handle was a different one then one fine day I decided to change it…I can imagine a mom with a messybun and dirtyboots….I felt this can best represent me as being a mom I hardly get time to even comb my hair…. that’s how I be with my messybun jumping from one end to the other

4) What are some apps you use to edit your photos? Share with us your photo-editing routine!

I think iPhone 12 Pro camera is superb.. the clarity is mind blowing… I use light room and snap seed these two apps are great… I usually click flatlays so daytime really matters in order to avoid shadow.. natural light is best for clicking flatlays.. I try different angles in portrait mode.. then edit it using Lightroom or snap seed.

5) Any Instagrammers whom you really like? Which Instagrammer inspires you the most?

I like Jovita George.. she is amazing I enjoy watching her videos.. her dedication and hard work inspires me.. she is a perfect combo of beauty and brain..

6) What’s your favorite part about being an influencer?

I started blogging couple of years ago without having zero knowledge of blogging.. I shared and posted my own products which I purchased. Shared my thoughts and experiences after using the products.. but now days it’s a different story

7) What’s your favorite part about StarNgage? Any exciting campaigns that you have joined through StarNgage before?

I just registered and hope we can somehow benefit each other.. I’m looking forward to explore more.. today is my very first day hope coming days with starngage will be wonderful

8) What are some of your top tips to brands for running campaigns? How do you maintain authenticity?

Brands mostly look for numbers when it comes to campaigns.. sometimes even a small number can have good engagement and crowd that a big number won’t have. So please stop judging bloggers based on numbers.. every blogger is worthy..I just ignore the drama around me that somehow helps me in maintaining positive attitude.

9) What would your advice be on the importance of quality and original content?

Do not fake it.. put all your effort and heart into it.. when you share something on your blog make sure from pics to content everything genuinely belongs to you. A good quality content will really help in organic growth and getting noticed.. progress might be slow but not a waste definitely.

10) What do you like best about partnering with brands?

Its great pleasure working with brands that put all their trust in you… it’s a proud moment for me when I’m able to meet up to the brands expectations… hard work paid off


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  • Design
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  • Fashion
  • Film, Music & Books
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  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health & Fitness
  • Kids & Parenting
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • Photography



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