Hello my name’s Odette, but you can call me OD. I’m the creator of Totally Confident and Completely Insecure, a South African lifestyle blog, which was previously known as O so inspired  (OSI). Although you’ll find a wide variety of posts on this blog, most of them cover the topics of music, beauty reviews, book reviews and my hometown Port Elizabeth. You’ll also find a number of opinion pieces.

I’m just a girl with an opinion and a love for pretty things. I laugh at my own jokes and walk into walls. I cry during sad bits in movies and love losing myself in a good book.  I love the colour pink and I can’t be trusted alone around chocolate.

I’m based in the beautiful coastal city of Port Elizabeth, which is also called The Bay. During the day I am an office worker and at night I am a blogger, student and freelance writer. I am a non-fur mom to a naughty but lovable Swiss Shepherd, Bishop.

If this is your first time here, a great place to start would be some of my popular posts on OSI:

The perks of being single in winter

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color 5.25 Frosted Chestnut Review

Free Desktop Organiser Wallpaper

I was a beauty contributor and reviewer for Beauty Bulletin. Here are some of the posts that I wrote for them:

Before you get that celeb-inspired haircut

How to find a hairstylist

Bun Encyclopaedia

Hair tools and products encyclopaedia

What products to use and avoid on curly hair

10 tips for stylish and healthy braids