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I Heart Friday

Hello Lovely People!

Guess what, it’s Friday! I couldn’t be happier for the weekend and a long deserved rest (who am I kidding, it’s St Paddy’s Day).

I decided to do something simple and cute, it’s about time. I’ve had the same polish on for close to two weeks (with a bit of a touch-up here and there). I used a Modi nude that I have from Korea and Sinful Colors white (loving the Sinful Colors btw).

I hope you all like my simple mani. Wishing everyone a happy Friday and a fun-filled weekend.

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Antique Roses

Hello lovely people

I am alive, despite what you may think with the lack of posts!

This is a quick one to say, Happy Friday to everyone. πŸ™‚ I hope you all like these antique roses as much as I do! I’m loving wearing them and will take them out for a night on the town tonight πŸ˜‰

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That’s all! Have a great weekend everyone!


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Halloween Challenge: #5 Trick or Treat

Hello there lovely people!

I must be honest, this is not my favourite mani! But, for the sake of the Halloween Challenge, I’m going to post it. You can let me know what you think….

I tried to create a really subtle candy cane stripe effect. I also had a brilliant (or not so) to add that fluff as stripes. Naturally, it went everywhere! So now that I’ve managed your expectations, here it is:
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Jazz Picnic nails

My aunt organised an awesome event. It was a picnic at a beautiful venue in Johannesburg South Africa (Shepstone Gardens). She’s started a Popup Food business which creates once-off events. So, naturally, I had to have my nails looking FAB!

I stuck with the tried and tested – leopard print. Still loving it, I don’t know if it’s “old news” or anything. I’m still rocking it πŸ™‚

So here is what my mani looked like:

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The Picnic was a lot of fun! The gardens were absolutely magical. They were so spectacular that I have to share some pics Β with you.

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My friend’s wedding, work, work and new nails!

It seems like I’m always starting with an apology for not writing for so long. So lets keep with the trend: I’m SO sorry I have been so scarce. I miss blogging so much!

I’ve been extremely busy at work, but I’m loving every minute of it. Everyone is so nice and friendly. I’m learning so much and I’m thankful every day for ending up where I have.

In between the work, work and work… I went to one of my best friend’s weddings. It was so exciting because it was my first close friend to get married. I hear that from here onwards it’s the “wedding season” where I’ll be attending lots of weddings. Exciting times, but still awaiting my invites from my friends (hint, hint… hurry up and get married! I love weddings!).

So we made the long trek, (it was 1000 kms away – for the Americans, I’m not sure what that is in miles.. but it’s far) for the weekend. What makes it even worse is that we drove down to save money. So, it was a busy weekend, and a very quick visit!

Long story short: the wedding was BEAUTIFUL, I had tons of fun and I saw my family for the first time in about 16 months. So I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Here’s a picture of me and the bride (one of my dearest friends). Doesn’t she look stunning?!

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I’m really over-the-moon happy for her and her new hubby. They are adorable together and they are going to be amazingly happy.

Here is a picture of my friends and I at the wedding. We hadn’t seen each other for over a year. These are my best friends from primary (elementary) school!

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And.. because this is a nail art blog after all, I decided to throw in a picture of actual NAILS.

Please remember that I haven’t got it together to make a new light box since I moved back to South Africa, so this picture doesn’t do it justice and you can’t see the colours. It is a lot of tans, whites and blacks anyway… I tried to so a leopard print with lace. Not sure if I really like it, but I’m happy for now πŸ™‚ Just excited to be posting again.

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I promise I will have my life together ASAP and I will post more nail pictures. I hope you are all well, I miss the blogging world a lot..

Have a great week everyone!


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100 follows!

THANK YOU! I have just reached 100 followers, and I am so happy! Thank you to everyone who follows me! I really appreciate all the kind words and support I’ve received since I started in November last year.

It’s been 7 days since I posted my interview nails, since then I’ve had 4 interviews. It’s been an extremely busy time. But, I’m happy to announce that I was offered a job, starting on Monday (tomorrow)! I’m extremely happy and excited. I’m also a tad bit nervous..

Needless to say, I haven’t had a lot of time to experiment with nail art. So I’m going to post one from the archives.

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This was supposed to be leopard print, but I used two colours in the dots, so I think it looks a bit like camouflage. Anyway, I still like it, I hope you do too πŸ™‚


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Interview nails

I want to start this post of by thanking The Nailinator for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I have already done a post on it, but I’m am still flattered, honoured and appreciative πŸ™‚

I’ve officially entered the job hunt, and those of us who live in South Africa know just how challenging that can be. I was thrilled to receive a call only 2 days after posting my CV on an online job searching site. So, the following day (Thursday this week to be exact) I went in for an interview.

Now, I couldn’t go rocking a pink, blue and generally lumo water marble or some other extroverted nail art choice. So, I went the tried and tested french manicure route. I did add a little silver sticker, which I LOVE, that I got in Korea. I also went for a nude undercoat as opposed to the traditional pink. I’m very happy with how it looks! I’ll have to wait and see how the interview went. I have a different interview on Monday, so I hope that goes well. I’m excited to start working and to start my career. This may be the first of many more “career nails” to come. But I promise to still do outrageous, colourful designs on the weekend! πŸ™‚

Here it is, I hope you like:

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