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At last – the 14th of February has arrived and (as I’ve mentioned yesterday) I am very excited!!

I will be celebrating with my BF, as well as with Z1 and her better half at Addis in Cape in Cape Town. This will be our first visit to the restaurant so I’m really looking forward to learning about the Ethiopian Culture and eating their yummy food!

Today’s also the one day in the year when I allow myself to eat as much sweet treats as I wish; which is Great!

I’m very much in the spirit of things and even got beautiful pink nail polish to go with my Pink/White/Red outfit of the day!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Share the Love; Pay it forward! It need not cost you a cent!



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Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day and oh my goodness I’m so excited! Yes it’s commercialized and yes you’re suppose to treat everyday like it’s valentine’s day – when with you partner BUT come on – even if you don’t like Valentine’s Day, you must at least like the love it represents!

I’m such a hopeless romantic – everybody knows this!! (Including my bf!) Therefore I celebrate this day like it may well be my last, because let’s be honest with each other – when can a grown up woman wear head to toe Pink/Red and not get strange looks? Only on Valentine’s Day!

This year I’m going at it in full force – I even got my colleagues to share in the excitement. (Against their will, but nevertheless – they are partcipating!)

So, to all the people out there who doesn’t necessarily appreciate this money making commercialized day, THINK twice – you won’t be getting this much chocolate on any ordinary day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Plait Away

After seeing Superficial Girl’s fabulous hair plait from Spoilt Salon I couldn’t help but try it myself. A plait/braid always looks amazing and can either be worn to a formal or informal event. So I – together with the assistance of Z1 – tried it on Z2. Although the final product didn’t look as fabulous as Superficial Girl’s – it’s not too bad for a first attempt; I think! Your thoughts?

P.s – please note this exercise was initiated and completed in a dodgy restaurant bathroom somewhere between Cape Town and Up the Creek!

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Last weekend I went on a bit of a shopping ‘outing’ – oh and did I enjoy it!!

Well – I bought a few items; one of these items being a Leopard Print Jumpsuit {from Mr. Price} (boob-tube which ties at the waist). Although I did think it’s a tad Out-There for me; I really liked the fabric and just went for it; “Hell; why not!”

Animal print has been doing its rounds in the fashion world – on handbags, belts, shoes, jumpsuits (yay!) and of course – various tops, personally I don’t think it has reached its peak or rather ‘pit’ as yet. I see new items – proudly showcasing various prints – emerging all over the place!

Although I got a few rather strange looks from my colleagues I still think it’s too cool not to wear; I use cool lightly as really – it’s very cool on this hot summer’s day in SA.

What do you think of Animal Print? (Leopard print in particular?)

I’ll post Pics tomorrow.

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As I mentioned in my previous post regarding beauty – the Body Shop sale continued until 29 January so I headed to the closest branch and bought the most amazing Face, Body and Make-up Brushes.

Make-up brushes, to me, is like designer wear; once you know the feeling and quality you can never go back! So either you never buy anything designer or you buy it once and save up (time dependant) for another fantastic piece of heaven in your closet!

Anyway – back to the brushes. I had my first experience when Z1 bought her Body Shop Face and Body Brush (ahhhhh) and there it was; I had to get my own – so why not buy the whole set!?

The great thing – I got it at a really affordable price (because of the sale) yet the quality is impeccable!
In the Set you will receive the following:

1. Face and Body Brush

2. Eyebrow Brush and Comb

3. Eye-shadow Application Brush

4. Concealer and Lipstick Application Brush

To top it off – all of this is neatly packed away in a black pouch!

Best investment ever!!

If – again – my description wasn’t up to scratch; I’ve posted 2 images below:

Images via dottiek.com

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There’s nothing as fabulous as a Bronzer/Blusher – especially in Summertime; to accentuate your already beautiful sun-kissed tan or for those who doesn’t quite enjoy the sunny weather as much as I do – to fake a bronzed tan.

So to my (uber) delight I came across the Body Shop Sale while having breakfast with my mom; inevitably I had to excuse myself for a mere second (which turned into an occurring visit) to just have a ‘quick look’ at what’s on offer!

Oh what a sale can do to one – already financially strained – make-up and beauty obsessed woman. Nevertheless I scratched together my cents and purchased one of the best products I have ever come across – It’s a Bronzer/Shimmery Powder/Blusher (Real Name: Baked Domed Marbelized Compact) which accentuates and defines your cheekbone; leaves the (perfect) rosy tint on the apples of your cheeks and most importantly – leaves you feeling (and looking) amazing! So go, go, go – get yourself one as well. The sale ends on 29 January 2012! JUST in time for payday!

If my – sometimes strange – description didn’t quite cut it; here’s a picture!

Image via cbsg5861.blogspot.com

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