#GstarRAW Women’s Night

Hello my Lovelies ❤

I hope you are all well and getting excited for the holidays (I am so excited)!

Today I have a rather different post for you, Its a fashion post *waits for gasps of horror. Hehe yes I do plan on branching out in 2015 to accommodate for multiple aspects of my life, including fashion and a few other new area’s.

Last week I was contacted by the lovelies over at Vivid Luxury and asked if I would like to attend an event for #GstarRAW, I said I would and asked if I could bring a friend? They said yes, which is awesome! Especially because I don’t know any of the Cape Town Fashion bloggers.

So I dragged my bestest to join me for a night of #RAW fun 🙂 <—- See what I did there?

I must just put this out there by saying… I do not consider myself stylish or “with it” when it comes to fashion so I was slightly daunted when I needed to choose an outfit. My wardrobe is rather basic! I went with Black Skinnies & a leopard print blouse. My clutch is vintage (It belonged to my granny) & some mustache pumps.

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(Left: Me, Right: My bestie Daniella)

I have only ever been to 1 other event and I remember the food being delish! I love food, so I was excited to see what would be on the menu at the event… Lets just say I was not disappointed!

Untitled-1Onto my favorite part of the night… NAILS!

Morgan Taylor was one of the sponsors for the evening and with the help of the Foxbox ladies we all got to have our nails done sporting which ever colour that tickled our fancy.

Untitled-1I chose “Don’t Worry, Be Brilliant” and its from the Neon Collection. Its a neon peach polish. Daniella also chose it when she saw it on my nails but I told her she should have a Holo feature nail (Kinda wish I saw the holo glitter so I could have it too) to make it extra flashy.

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Here we are just casually flashing our nails. We used the #bestienails (Share your Bestie Nails using the hashtag too)

Ok so onto the point of the evening, the denims…

I will start by sharing a little video with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv-z93arjsI

We watched it at the event and it was pretty inspirational.

 “Woman need to celebrate how they’re built and I feel like these denims can achieve that”~Anelisa Mangcu.

Its one of my favorite quotes.

I live in denims, they are my life so I completely agree with everything #GStarRaw is!

I do however have one thing to add, these denims are an investment. I was slightly overwhelmed by the cost of a pair but as they are luxury denims they are something you work towards and definitely something you keep for life.

Daniella & I had a really good evening, I wish I was a bit more outgoing and actually mingled with the people at the event but hopefully I will build up the courage for the next one.

You can follow GStarRAW on Twitter & Facebook

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A little goodbye “We-fie” is in order 🙂

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*all images were either taken by myself or Daniella or by the photographer at the event.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Hello my lovelies,

I am pretty excited to show you my picks for Christmas this year. How did I choose these goodies?? Well I decided to pick some of my favorites from this year and some that I am dying to try out. This is a gift guide designed for nail art fanatics so please share with your specials to make sure they know what to get you.

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  1. Sweet Almond Oil Nail Polish Remover – R 110.00 at The Body Shop
  2. Colour Crush Nail Polish in “Green” – R 65.00 at The Body Shop
  3. Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – R 105.00 at LUSH 
  4. Tiny Hands Massage Bar – R 85.00 at LUSH 
  5. Merry Xmas Tree Jewels – R 25.00 at Nail Candi
  6. China Glaze “Chillin’ With My Snow-mies” – 😦 Not available in SA yet but you can query its arrival with Nail Candi &/or Maskscara (Or if you can’t wait, try ebay)
  7. Morgan Taylor “Rare as Rubies” – R 109.95 at RubyBox
  8. Morgan Taylor “Glitter & Gold” – R 109.95 at RubyBox
  9. Handy Gurugu Hand Cream – R 120.00 at LUSH
  10. TOY by Maaji “Burgundy Waves” R 99.00 at TOY Style (ppst… See polish swatch here)
  11. TOY Dark Colors Remover Pot – R 99.00 at TOY Style

Which of these are on your list?

Remember to share this list if you want any of these beauties.

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31DC2014: Day 12-Stripes

I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders… Oh boy do I love that song!

So you may have guessed it, today is Stripes 😀

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I am excited to see how all the other talented people will do this prompt. I just did stripes, nothing creative about it, just plain old stripes.

BUT I am loving the colour combo I chose.

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This is a new Morgan Taylor Polish of mine (Yet to be swatched) but I couldn’t wait, I just had to try it.

I used:

  • Morgan Taylor “Rhythm and Blues”
  • LA Colors Art Deco Liner “Sky Blue”

I actually think although this is plain, its so striking!

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What do you think?

 

 

(PS: Sorry this post is so short, I am a wee bit exhausted today)

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Morgan Taylor- Under The Stars

Happy Monday,

Last month I went for a facial and at the salon they had a Morgan Taylor stand with all the beautiful polishes on. I stood there and perved over them for a while but was too nervous to ask how much just in case it was out of my budget and then I would have to leave looking like a fool (I’m weird like that). So I googled it and it turned out that Rubybox sells them online which was great because I have had a few ruby rands burning a hole in my online pocket hehe. At R109.95 (plus shipping) it does sort of fall out of my budget, I personally think “wow that much for only 1 bottle is a bit crazy” and it is to be honest, but you get a great quality product so that helps justify the splurge.

So I placed an order for Under The Stars.

Its a great polish, easy to apply & the glitter spreads out evenly. It required 3 coats as the base colour is pretty translucent. Also try double up on a base coat as I has 1 coat and experienced a small amount of staining.

Other then that I give this polish a thumbs up and there are a few that are now on my wishlist too.

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Look at how pretty the glitter is…

Bottle Close Up

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Because of this close up I was inspired to do a Galaxy Mani. And if you remember I did one last year too but I seemed to have improved which means practice does pay off!

Galaxy Mani

Galaxy Mani

Here is a tip: The stars & dots on my mani were done using a milky pen (aka Gel Pen). You can use almost any gel pen as long as you let it set for 2 minutes before doing a top coat! If you don’t top coat it will just rub off after some time.

All the Best

xxx