Thursday, 24 December 2015

N.A.I.L - Let It Sparkle

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday . Anyone else super excited for tomorrow to be Christmas ? I know I am . This time of year is seriously my favourite time of year, just relaxing and spending time with family. 

As I mentioned, I'm a little bit behind with the N.A.I.L  ... But I was going through my nail art goodies and saw these cute snowflakes nail art stickers with some sparkle in them and knew instantly they were perfect for today's prompt .

I was lucky enough to get an awesome press pack from Essence last week - and one of the first polishes I wanted to try was The Essence No Make - Up Look polish in Powdery Rose. First I need to rave about this polish on it's own. I LOVE this polish. It does dry matte ... But boy oh boy this is a perfect no fuss nail polish. I wore this for 3 days before I did the nail art and had no chips. That's MAJOURLY impressive for a polish that I didn't use top coat on. 

So onto the nails - 
For this look I used :
Essence No Make-Up Look Powdery Rose
Essence Wild White Ways
Snowflake nail art stickers

I hope you enjoy your Christmas day tomorrow. Enjoy spending time with family / friends and I hope you have an amazing time. 

Monday, 21 December 2015

N.A.I.L - Wrapping All The Presents

Hi guys ! Happy Monday ! Hope you had a great weekend.

I know I'm a little behind on the Nail Art ideas Link up this week ... Eeeck I'm enjoying the holiday time way to much. But I promise to catch up soon.

This theme was Wrapping All The Presents . I decided to dress up all my nails in purple "wrapping paper" , and use a cute little red and green striped bow to top off the look. So onto the nails -

For this look I used :
China Glaze Get Outta My Space (The base colour - visible as the ribbon on the presents)
China Glaze Electra Magenta
Essence Stripe Tape
Ribbon Nail Art Stickers

Who's excited as I am that Christmas is only a few days away ? What will you be wearing on your nails ?

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Red and Green Christmas Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday. I'm in such a holiday mood since being on leave I totally forgot to post ... Oops ! I still have some awesome posts lined up to share with you guys this year still. I'm a lot more active over on Instagram - so feel free to follow me there to see what I'm up too. 

Last year I bought a few awesome NailCandi nail charms, and I totally forgot about them . When I went through my nail art box the other day I discovered them and decided they are way to pretty to not use. I decided to use the Christmas stocking for this mani.  I also ordered some NailCandi Liquid Palisade and couldn't wait to start using it. ( I used it around the white nail to do the pattern with the green glitter polish - it made clean-up SUPER easy .. just peel off and no struggling to remove the odd glitter pieces )

So onto the nails -
For this mani I used :
China Glaze Merry Berry ( the red polish )
China Glaze Winter Holly ( The green glitter polish )
Essence Wild White Ways
NailCandi Liquid Palisade
Nail Candi Christmas Stocking Nail Charm

The candle incase anyone is wondering - Yankee Candle in Candy Cane Lane - One of the best holiday season candles. 

Are you on leave yet ? Any fun holiday plans ?

Monday, 7 December 2015


Hi guys ! Happy Monday . Anyone else finishing up work this week ? I am , and I really can't wait to just relax .

My awesome friend Voni from ForTheLoveofNailArt took over the Nail Art Ideas Link Up, and of course it being December AND having a little more free time, I decided to join in the fun. And of course Voni did ask me nicely on Instagram ... ;) 

The first prompt is a Pink Christmas. I was inspired by THIS photo I saw on Instagram of a Pink Christmas Glittr did and knew I had to re-create it.

So onto my nails -

For this mani I used :

OPI If You Moust You Moust
Essence Wild White Ways
OPI Servin' Up The Sparkle
China Glaze Glistening Snow
Silver Star

Hope you have an awesome week ! Next week's theme is Wrapping Up The Presents ... Exciting !

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Essence Pink & Perfect

Hi guys ! Happy Tuesday ! And happy 1st of December . The Christmas season is really my favourite time of year, spending some extra time with family and friends, and rewinding after a crazy year.

A little while ago Essence released the most epic Merry Berry Limited Edition collection. As always with ANY Essence Limited Edition - the goodies are AMAZING ! I got myself the highlighter, hair fragrance , eyeshadow and this gorgeous polish from the range {as seen on my Instagram photo}. If there is ANYTHING in this collection that caught your eye - run and snag it up before it's all gone.  I fell in love the minute I saw a swatch of this online and knew this was a pinkish / purple I needed. 

First off - How GORGEOUS is the polish bottle. It looks so elegant and classy . The polish is SUPER pigmented , I could have easily gotten away with one coat , but as always used two. The polish applied like butter , and the colour for me screams Christmas ( I'm not a huge fan of red nail polish )

So onto the gorgeous colour of Essence Pink & Perfect ( Which in my honest opinion - is perfect )

What did you get from this collection ? What is your favourite colour nail polish for Christmas ?

Friday, 27 November 2015

Survive the Silly Season with McNabs Super Charge Range !

 Hi guys ! Happy Friday ! I'm strangely excited for December to start , really looking forward to Christmas and spending some more time with family and friends.

One of my main things during November and December at work is how insanely busy you get. I feel like I'm running from point A to point B without taking a break - which let's be honest - can tire you out so easily - especially in this December heat we have been experiencing in Johannesburg.

I'm a HUGE fan of McNabs - not just of their SuperCharge range but the SuperChill and SuperGuard range is AMAZING too. I always have a few SuperCharge and SuperChill tablet packets at home for when I know I will have a busy day or super stressful day. 

Today I'm telling you more about the SuperCharge range - that's perfect for this time of year when we are faced with being super busy - from deadlines at work to year end parties - and Christmas shopping .

SuperCharge Hi Energy Bar:
First up is the Super Charge Hi Energy bar. These Hi Energy bars are super tasty and convenient energy source - I love it when I know I need a snack that will give me a boost of energy too. This bar is packed full of peanuts and whey protein and the best part - dipped in a layer of Belgium Chocolate . This is a great boost when your energy levels are low. 

P.S - If you are allergic to peanuts / nuts - Stay away from this bar. I'm mentioning this since my mom is HIGHLY allergic and you don't want to share this bar with a nut allergy person. 

 SuperCharge Liquid Energy
I always carry a few of these little handy sachets in my hand bag or work bag.  They are also super affordable - so you can always carry an energy boost on the go. For the times you need that extra boost of instant energy that lasts a few hours to help you seize the day. 

Best of all, these sachets are made up of natural plant derived caffeine found in Guarana, Green Coffee Bean extract and Green Tea, instead of chemically produced anhydrous caffeine and it contains no alcohol!
 SuperCharge Energy Tabs

For the times you need sustainable, all-day energy without any of the side affects to help you live your #BigLife. Our modern lifestyles of little sleep, long work hours, eating junk food, and drinking lots of caffeine and alcohol often results in a micro nutrient deficiency, causing fatigue. This is often magnified during the festive season as stress increases and energy fades fast. 

The solution? Our McNab’s Energy tabs! With no caffeine, preservatives, or artificial flavourants and colourants, SuperCharge Energy tabs are made up of a carefully selected range of multivitamins, minerals, omega oils, and herbs such as Superherb Siberian Ginseng giving you a constant supply of energy without that crash and burn feeling.

I love these on days that I know I will be super busy at work as a booster the morning. And this does help me to not feel like passing out from being overly exhausted when I get home at night after a busy day - A winner in my books. 

If you feel super stressed out too - I would recommend you try the SuperChill range too. It really works wonders if you feel like you have too much on your plate  .

How was YOUR week ? Any fun weekend plans ?

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 23 November 2015

Movember Mani

Hi guys ! Happy November. I know I know... I've been missing most of the month ... Work and personal stuff just kept me so busy I hardly had time to blog ... But luckily I'm back now... Yeah !

As you know , each year as with the Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns , I support the Movember campaigns too. The one I personally support is - . You can make a donation to a friend or team , or to the cause in general ( Like I do ) The website also gives more details so I won't go to much into that .

So as always, after I make my donation, I do a mani in support of the cause too. This year I used some nail vinyls from BecauseIShop - she has a little Movember set that's perfect for any Movember mani . These are pretty easy to use - you polish your nails , wait about 10 / 15 minutes . Gently peel of the nail vinyl... Place on top of your nail . Paint over in a different colour and voila ! Easy peasy nail art. I have to admit - I did have a little trouble with the little guys face not wanting to stick down at all - that's why his moustache looks a little weird.. But the rest of the mani came out perfectly easy. 

So onto the nails -

So for this mani I used -
Base for the middle , index and thumb -Essence Hello Marshmallow ( Lilac colour )
Ring finger - Essence Grey-t to be here
Pinky - Essence Sparkle Sand Effect Here's My Number
China Glaze Fairy Dust
Essence Black is Back

How has YOUR month been so far ?? 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Halloween 2015 - A Spoooooky Mani

 Hi guys ! Happy Thursday . Hope you are all having a great week. 

Today I'm sharing another fun Halloween design with you guys ... Halloween nail art is seriously the most fun nail art ever ! If you'd like a peak through all the Halloween inspired nails I did on the blog - click the link HERE . 

So onto my spooooky nails for today - 

For this mani I used :
China Glaze Haunting
China Glaze Ghoulish Glow ( over the two graveyard scenes )
Tip Top French Manicure White
Essence The Black Cat
Tip Top Melting Marshmallow ( For the ghost cheeks )
TOY Punk Purple Star Stud

And my nail art brush to draw the little ghost , and graveyard scenes. 

I seriously LOVE this mani ♥  I will share another awesome Halloween inspired mani on Saturday - so stay tuned for another design. 

How is YOUR week so far ?