About Deni Kirkova

Deni works a lifestyle journalist and blogger in Melbourne, covering beauty, fashion, health & fitness, travel and plant-based living.

She is also a digital marketing copywriter, qualified PT and model.

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Hi there! I’m Deni. I’ve been writing about beauty, fashion, fitness and travel for years while working as a blogger and journalist; but I value compassion, wellness and living your best life above all else. In fact, I’ve been living a vegan lifestyle since 2015. Have you seen The Game Changers?

My love of travel and adventure probably comes from moving around at an early age. I was born in Bulgaria and moved to the UK when I was 7. Fast-forward to living in London, I spent 8 years working at national newspapers, mainly on the Femail desk at MailOnline. In 2017 I moved to Australia where I continue to work as a lifestyle writer in Melbourne.

You’ll find a snapshot of my life, work, and passions on this website, as well as on my Instagram and Twitter. The blog content on this site includes review features, travel guides and real talk about being a woman in 2020.

Glowing Up, Deni Kirkova blogger in Melbourne

Deni with her partner Andrew in Bali

As seen in:


  • Wren Kitchens, Bodybuilding.com, Nuraphone, Quiz Clothing, Sundried sportswear, Sculptmode sportswear, Pink Soda sportswear, MyProtein, Bluebella lingerie, Maaji, To Dive For swimwear, Wolf & Whistle swimwear, Brazilian Flirting swimwear, Allure Couture stage bikinis, SNAP Fitness 24/7, Virgin Active, Fitness First, Casey Smiles Dental Clinic, Joney De Souza Skin & Laser Clinic, Tatiana Karelina, Soufeel Jewelry, Yin Jewelry for the Soul, Vitabiotics, Samsung, Dixons Travel, Club Med and Novotel.

Deni Kirkova Glowing Up blogger Melbourne

About Glowing Up

This blog was previously Bikini Girls Diary, formed jointly with blogger and PT Vicky Hadley. We started the site in 2016 from our joint passion for competing in fitness shows, and even gave our subscribers a free workout guide. Vicky is now working full-time at a superstar PT in London helping women get into the best possible shape through sustainable methods. 

Meanwhile, my new vision for Glowing Up is more grown-up and holistic, promoting self-love, solutions and sustainability for the modern woman. An all-round hub for conscious females.

Hope you enjoy the site, check out my portfolio, and please get in touch with any queries.

Love, Deni

Glowing Up by Deni Kirkova, blogger in Melbourne

Vicky Hadley and Deni in Thailand