Hi, I’m Mariya and I’m the founder of this cheeky-named blog. Brunette On Demand (or ‘BRONDEMA’ for shorter-ish) is dedicated to all those poor souls who have felt somehow ‘on demand’ during their life.
At least that is how I’ve felt until starting this blog!
After graduating from the University of Surrey in UK with a Business degree, I decided to pursue a career in Marketing. Unfortunately, I’ve always felt unhappy with my job. In 2016, after my mom passed away suddenly, I decided to quit my job and take a good look at my life. Sadly, I decided not to pursue another career in Marketing as I was truly unhappy with a ‘9-to-5’ job. During this period, I was struggling with various health issues and I had no idea what to do. After many ups and downs, I’ve decided to join the blogging world as part of my ‘new’ page in life. I came up with the cheeky name Brunette on Demand or Brondema. If you’re interested in finding more about the name and why I named my blog like this, you read the full story here.
I lived in the UK for almost 9 years before coming back to Bulgaria in August 2019. Before coming back to my home town Plovdiv, I lived with my ex-partner in a flat for almost 5 years. The relationship ended when we moved back to Bulgaria. Truthfully, our relationship was never meant to be from the start. I was in a very bad mental state when we got together but it got worse during our relationship. After my mom passed away something snapped in me and I changed for the worse. I got very sad, angry and miserable. What’s worse, I made my ex feel the same way. I actually wasn’t doing it on purpose but I refused to believe that I needed help. Eventually, I went into full depression and tried to kill myself a number of times. Thus, I had to come back to Bulgaria to get proper help (you can read about my visits to the psychiatrist and psychologist here) and that’s how my relationship ended. To be honest, I’m glad it did as I ruined my ex’s life – he didn’t have to go through what I was going through. I just hope that one day I’ll be able to talk to him and thank him for everything he’s done for me. If it wasn’t for his full support and help, this blog wasn’t going to exist!
On Brondema, you’ll find everything from beauty and fashion tips all the way to healthy lifestyle mumbo-jumbos and opinionated posts on how I see the world. For all hair, makeup and skincare products and tips, check out the ‘BEAUTY‘ category! If you want to see the latest runway shows or what I’m wearing, visit the ‘FASHION‘ category. For all designer handbag dupes and other fashion dupes, check out the ‘DESIGNER DUPES‘ category! If you’re looking for to improve your lifestyle or seeking travel inspiration, pay ‘LIFESTYLE‘ a visit! If you’re looking for one of my Instagram outfits, shop them here.