My 24th Birthday Wishlist

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year 😀

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and have set some awesome goals for the new year. I have almost finished my resolutions for 2015.

I wanted to be more financially savvy with my money & to get on medical aid.

So far I have completed a 2015 budget, now to stick to it. The medical aid has been applied for, so just waiting on confirmation. My other goals are still a bit top secret and are still a work in progress but I will share them closer to the time.

This year I turn 24! I am a little disturbed by how quickly the time has flown since I left high school. My birthday is the 16th of Feb… A Monday! Lucky me hehe. So to make myself feel better I decided to draw up a birthday wishlist of things I am going to try get my hands on. There are a few big ticket items I want that I am busy saving for and one or two I have hinted to various people about. Lets take a look shall we…


birthday wishlist

  1. A Lily Boutique Dress. I have fallen in love with their stuff. I am saving up to buy a few to make the $25.00 shipping fee worth it. They do Ship to South Africa so that is a plus.
  2. A DSLR CameraI am still doing some price hunting on this but for sure it will be a gift for myself, maybe not on my birthday but definitely within this year!
  3. Katy Perry “Royal Revolution”. I love a good celebrity fragrance, I have worked my way through various Britney Spears ones and the “S” by Shakira perfume. It’s now time for a new chapter.
  4. A Yankee Candle.  I have heard blogger after blogger rave about these candles, I now must have one. I would love a spicy or citrus scented one. Not a huge fan of sweet scents.
  5. The Clarisonic. I don’t even care which one! I just need to have this. My skin struggle is real and painful and I feel this is the ultimate tool to help me fight back. Again I have heard only good things about this specific brand.
  6. A Tangle Teezer.  My hair is shorter now so I think this will be great for my bag. 
  7. A Brightside Bubble Bar. This is my all time favorite bubble bar from LUSH. I love its smell hhmmmm.
  8. A Blackberry Bath Bomb. I have actually never tried this bath bomb before, it looks like it will be so good. *runs off to YouTube bath bomb in action.
  9. Colourful Teacups. I love tea and I would love to drink my tea in style and not a coffee mug. Although if its unique I would drink it out of a mug too. I’m not fussy.
  10. A Phillips Juicer. I like the shape of this one, it looks less bulky than all the others on the market. I like less bulky!
  11. Yoga Mat. Yip I am on a small new years health kick. I am busy learning about Pilates and need a mat. Figured here would be a great place to suggest it as an Idea.
  12. A Cloud 9I think my GHD is dying, it won’t get as hot as it used to. That’s why I want a new straightner. My hair stylist uses a cloud 9 on my hair and its magical! My hair is so straight after she does it.

So that’s my wishlist, working hard to have all the things, it might take time but its always great to have something to work towards.

What’s on your wishlist?

Blogging vs. Life

Hello my Lovelies,

I hope you are all good and well 😀

I have to be honest, blogging has not been my main focus as of late. It becomes really hard when life throws unexpected situations into the mix.

For me personally my life just seems to be so filled up with things that are more important than nail polish at the moment. For example Sundays are the days I get most of my swatching and nail art done for the blog, this Sunday that just passed was meant for exactly that… Until I moved a picture frame in our bedroom and found a green forest of mold growing behind it.

Cape Town has been exceptionally wet this winter, the back of our house has been flooded for ages! Its so bad that we have water lilies growing there, I mean hello those only grow in wetlands… So that’s saying something! Due to the wet weather and the fact that our room never gets any sunlight we developed a mold problem, at first it was all fine and we would wipe down the affected areas but when I saw that picture frame I realized the problem was way bigger than I had thought. Thus we had to do a massive clean.

Emptied out the entire room and got scrubbing! It took us 5 hours to get rid of all the spores. And of course 5 hours of exposure to harsh chemicals ruined my nails. In the last 3 days I have chipped, split and broken almost all of my nails. My hands have lost all natural moisture. I am back on my nail rehab program to try and get it right again.

The worst part is I had so many plans that now need to be pushed back.

I have a review on 1 more Nail Candi Jewel to do and swatches galore. It all has to wait now :(.

I guess these things happen, we must make due…

So because I have nothing new to show you, I decided to dedicate this post to the mean greens lol… Ok Harsh! Yeah its not my green nail polishes fault that mold exists in this world, they merely share the same colour…

So here is a recap of the green polishes that have graced the blog…


SinfulColors Rise & Shine



Tip Top Hap-Pea


Essence Colour & Go 179 Roller Coaster


TOY Lima

In The Lime Light

China Glaze In The Lime Light

151 We Rock The Green

Essence Colour & Go 151 We Rock The Green

1163 Unpredictable

China Glaze 1163 Unpredictable

150 Upper Green Side

Essence Colour & Go 150 Upper Green Side

138 L.O.L

Essence Colour & Go 138 L.O.L.

137 Army Vibes

Tip Top 137 Army Vibes

In The Rough

China Glaze In The Rough

520 Muse- Revlon Nail Enamel

Revlon Nail Enamel 520 Muse

1009 Lagon

SinfulColors 1009 Lagon


Christmas Tag

cHRISTMAS tAGHi everyone,

Gearing up for Christmas, we are getting closer and closer.

Here is a tag I found over at Madness Nails. So I decided to join in.

 Do you prefer a real tree or synthetic?

We have a Synthetic Tree at home that is the size of a real one and it looks real too. I have also had the pleasure of having a real one when I was overseas and it smelt amazing but it dies and that is sad. I think I am pro Synthetic because the real ones should stay in the ground where they belong.


You’re in a coffee shop, it is December what do you pick?

I love Cappuccino’s but a spiced chai is also to die for!


What is your favourite colour scheme to decorate the tree?

If I could I would go for a vintage theme, using aged looking decorations I would. But this year we have gone blue & silver.

Giving or receiving?

Um I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like receiving gifts. But I actually love giving gifts too. If I had unlimited funds I would have a ball! I am a self-proclaimed expert gift wrapper.


To mince pie or not to?

Will only eat it if its home-made and has a large helping of cream.


Christmas Day fashion?

Swimwear all day. Christmas is spent pool side! (We have a summer Christmas, it gets killer hot!)


Favourite Christmas song?

OMW I actually cannot stand Xmas music, but that is mainly due to the fact that it’s over played in shopping malls.


Favourite Christmas film?

Tim Burtons Nightmare before Christmas… I Love Jack ❤


Presents before or after lunch?

Always before!


What are your favourite holiday treats?*



Favourite holiday crafts?*

Don’t usually craft. But would love to start baking xmas cookies.

When do you celebrate Christmas?*

On the 25th, we open gifts in the morning and lunch midday and drinks all night long.


What do you usually eat for Christmas dinner?*

We do lunch and it starts off with prawn cocktail as a starter then roast Gammon, Chicken and Pork with all the roasted sides like potato’s and loads of Gravy. Then there is usually 2 or 3 desserts. This year I want to make a Cheesecake


What are some of your favourite Christmas memories?

The last Christmas I spent with my granddad is probably the most memorable. My dad lives overseas so that year (2008) we all went to Jozi to be with my grandparents and it was spent laughing and having fun by the pool.

Also my many White Christmas’s  in the UK with my Parents.

And my first Christmas with my Boyfriend and his Family.

To be honest any Christmas I get to spend with my loved ones is the best!

And now for some memories frozen in Time.

Christmas as a Child

Christmas as a Child

Christmas at Jozi Zoo

Christmas at Jozi Zoo

Our First Christmas, busy decorating the Tree.

Our First Christmas, busy decorating the Tree.

Snow Fights

Snow Fights

A White Christmas

A White Christmas

Santa spoiling me

Santa spoiling me

Probably checking to see if I was good

Probably checking to see if I was good


So thats it from me 🙂



Lets Get Personal Tag

I am finally jumping on the bandwagon and doing a #Letsgetpersonal post.

Ordinary Misfit tagged anyone that has a blog and so it is time! Plus since her post most of my fellow SA Nails ladies have done so too.

So here it goes 😀


Do you have any pets?

I had a kitty named Max, he now lives with my Aunt & my Boyfriend has a cat named Freddy who has adopted me as his bestie, he loves my cuddles and I think he chose me because I can speak cat.

Name 3 things that are physically close to you.

I have my Cell close by at all times, my planner (it houses all my lists) and a bottle of water. All 3 are nearby at all times.

What’s the weather like right now?

Its beautifully Sunny

Do you drive?

Yes I do, I have a little white Corsa named Shelly (Think of the movie “House Bunny” I named her that because she has a deep voice) but I am a very nervous driver. It took me 6 attempts before I got my licence. The open road seriously freaks me out.

What time did you wake up this morning? 

8:10am… I am lucky, I live right down the road from work.

When was the last time you showered?

Last Night

What was the last movie you saw?

I watched “Jeff who lives at Home”.

What does your last text message say?

“Hey Ty, Hope you are well…” from my friend Daniella. Hardly get texts though, whatsapp & bbm are my messaging systems

What’s your ringtone?

Passenger- Let Her Go *swoon Love that song

Have you ever been to a different country?

Yes, both my parents live in the UK so I travel there every second year or so and once my Dad took me to the Canary Isle.

Do you like sushi?

LOVE!!!! I have to go to an all you can eat at least once a month to stuff my face! I don’t get chocolate cravings I get sushi cravings.

Where do you buy your groceries?

Pick n Pay & Fruit and Veg

Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?

Yes once, my mom gave me a quarter of a sleeping tablet to fall asleep during my exam finals because I was so nervous.

How many siblings do you have?

I have 3 brothers and 2 step sisters. (My parents remarried so that explains the large number, I am the only child of my mom & dad)

Do you have a desktop computer, laptop or an iPad / Tablet?

Desktop computer (So I can have the best graphics card for my Sims lol)

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

23… I swear I was 21 yesterday

Do you wear contacts or glasses?

Nope only Sunnies

Do you colour your hair?

Yes, Winter I go black, Summer I go lighter. Last Summer I did dipped tips. This year I am thinking loads of highlights.

Tell me something you are planning to do today.

I just got Sims 3 University so I plan on playing that when I get home 😀 #Simsnerd

When was the last time you cried?

Errm this weekend!

What is your perfect pizza topping?

Ok don’t judge but I love Asparagus, Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta… All on one Pizza! My mouth is now watering hahaha

Which do you prefer – hamburgers or cheeseburgers?


Have you ever had an all-nighter?

Yes, for New Years we stayed up to watch the sun rise (2011 into 2012)

What is your eye color?

My granddad always said “Full of Shit” lol but they are Hazel Brown and depending on the light source either weird green or dark brown.

Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?

Yes but I don’t drink Fizzy stuff, its so unhealthy.

What do you order at Starbucks?

Urm I have only ever had Starbucks twice. The First time I had a Chai Tea Latte and the second was a Classic Hot Chocolate. Both were in the very big cup with the funny name. I had them in 2009 when I went to the UK to visit my parentals.

What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?

hmmm that’s a tough one, if I am being absolutely honest I would have to say my underwear. I am not one of those types that goes Commando. But that’s an obvious one.. Ok it would have to be my Scarfs, I love scarfs, They keep me warm and snuggly.

What’s one thing that most people probably wouldn’t know about you?

hmm I have skipped this one and come back to answer it twice now… People don’t know that I… oh oh I got one… I am obsessed with hairless animals! OBSESSED! I have to have to have a Sphynx Cat Named Dobby or Yoda one day. I don’t care how expensive they are I want one! Oh also I still love watching the Barbie movies. I find them rather entertaining.

Name one thing that you want to do before you die.

To go snorkeling with Turtles or watch baby turtles make their first trip to the ocean.

What’s one food that you cannot live without?

Veggies… I start to get ill if I don’t have veg for a few days. Its so weird but it must be my blood type.

What quote / phrase do you live your life by?

Ok not really a quote but I had it tattooed onto my Ribs so it definitely has major significance.

“No Regrets”  Its how I live my life. I regret nothing, even the bad stuff. Its all life lessons, all there to help you learn and grow and gain!

What’s your number one most listened to song right now?

Rihanna- Stay… Its my drive home song. I sing it at the top of my lungs.

What kind of style would you define yourself as having?

Casual. I don’t follow trends too deeply, I will get something nice now and then but its mostly jeans & a pretty top.

What is your favorite number?


Name two hobbies.

Writing to my Pen Pals & Nail Polish Collecting

Name two pet peeves.

Negativity (Negative People) & people that spit… YUCK!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Keeping up with the Kardashians & Sour worms lol