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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 🙂 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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Good ol’ French Manicure :)

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Not much to say about this manicure, it’s really simple. I did the french manicure free hand (which was fine because I didn’t have an undercoat, so if I messed up I could use an ear bud and nail polish remover to tidy up). Then I added my The Face Shop “Face It” Shimmer top coat – which I love! It’s so subtle and pretty. I put some lace stickers on three nails and added another top coat. And that’s it. Super simple and quick.

I absolutely LOVE french manicures, I know they are really common and maybe a bit over done, but it never disappoints me when I wear it 🙂 I hope you like it..

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Day 6 – White

The theme for Day 6 is “White”. I found it a bit hard because I didn’t know how to make white exciting. So I decided to do a “lace”-inspired manicure. I used some inspiration from Google – Here is the blog I used for inspiration. She used mainly stamps, and because of my mental block against stamping, I decided to do it purely by hand.

I used a purple The Face Shop for an undercoat and I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “White On” for the finer work. I used a dotting tool and a nail art paint brush. Also, I added some jewels, just for the bling factor. I don’t think it’s really true to the theme of the day because the white is quite minimal.. but I love it!

Not to ramble on.. so, here it is. What do you think?

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“Wooden Shoe Like to Know” & Lace

I ordered some lace stickers and have been dying to use them. I used OPI’s Wooden Shoe Like to Know and a white nail art brush to do the stripes by hand. It’s a very simple manicure, but I like the way it turned out. What do you think?