Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My birthday wishlist - 2015

Hello everyone!
My golden birthday is this Saturday; I'm turning 30 on May 30th!  So today, I'm sharing my birthday wish list.  Every year I like to treat myself to something special for my birthday.  Here's what's on my list this year:

Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 6477-5512 by Whitmor
Aldo Women's Padgham Flat by Aldo
simplehuman 8 Wall Mount Sensor Makeup Mirror by Simplehuman
NYX Cosmetics Honey Dew Me Up Primer, 0.77 Ounce by NYX
Topshop 'Gemini2' Snake Effect Pointy Toe Pump (Women) by Topshop
ghd Creative Curling Wand by ghd

What would you put on your birthday wishlist?  Let me know in the comments section below.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Free sterling silver earrings!

Hello everyone!

This is a quick post to let you know that these Round Lavender Earrings in Sterling Silver are currently on the DarcusTori site at 100% off

You can get these beautiful earrings for free and all you have to do is pay for shipping.  The promotion ends next Saturday May 23rd, 2015.  The code is 0704 and there is a limit of three pairs per order.

If you are interested you can order here.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Essence "the gel nail polish" - #lucky

Hello everyone!

Long wearing nail polishes are a huge trend right now, may that be gel polishes with or without the use of LED or UV lamps.  And that's precisely what Essence brought on the market.  I am a little obsessed with new Essence "the gel nail polish" trio lately.  I own 3 shades already, and out of my three this one is definitely my favourite (at the moment).  I am wearing 09 #lucky and I can honestly say that in combination with base and top coat, the gel polish stays longer on my nails than any other polish.

First I applied one coat of base coat, which dries really quickly, and has a matte finish.  Then I applied one coat of #lucky and followed with a coat of top coat.  That's all; the nails are given an extreme, long-lasting gel-shine finish without the need for an LED or UV lamp.  The top coat gives that gel-like shine and protects the colour.

These nail polishes are easy to remove using any conventional nail polish remover.

I would love to hear what  you think about these polishes.  Tell me in the comment section below.

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day 2015 - Jewellery gift ideas

Hello everyone! 

Next Sunday is Mother's Day so today I decided to share some jewellery gift ideas with you.  
Mother’s Day is an ideal time to tell mum how much she's appreciated.  Here are some great options that your mum is sure to love!  All the gifts I picked range from $12.99 to $75.   I hope you like them!

  1. Collected pearls bracelet stack by J. Jill
  2. Armitron Women's 75/3689MPSVRB Multi-Color Swarovski Crystal Accented Silver-Tone Bracelet Watch by Swarovski
  3. PANDORA 'Moments - Mother's Heart' Charm by Pandora Design
  4. FINE JEWELRY 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Mom Two-Tone Infinity Pendant Necklace by jcpenney
  5. Timeless sterling silver tri-tone "mother daughter friend" triple heart pendant necklace by Kohl's
  6. Dylan Gray Mother of Pearl Pendant Double-Strand Necklace, 32" - Bloomingdale's Exclusive by Mother of Pearl
  7. Footnotes Too Pure Silver-Plated Oval Disk Black Leather Bracelet by jcpenney
  8. Carolee Mother Word Play Double Take Bangle by Carolee
  9. Mother Nestling Birds Necklace by UncommonGoods
  10. Liz Claiborne Womens Rose-Tone Watch and Bangle Set by Liz Claiborne

Do you like the jewellery pieces I selected?  Which one is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A typical brunette?

Hello everyone!

At one point or another, we've all heard the stereotypes about hair colour.  Such as; “Blondes have more fun”, “Redheads are wild”, and “Brunettes are trustworthy”.   Of course, every now and then we do fall into those categories, but can hair colour really have an effect on our personality?  Totally, a new hair colour can enhance your mood, style, and confidence, as well as change the way other people perceive you.

Now, personally, I have dyed dark brown hair.  I'm a natural brunette, but my natural colour is a couple of shades lighter than my dye.  I'm considering changing it to a soft medium brown, for the warmer months ahead.  If you too are looking for your perfect hair colour check out  Madison Reed's  website for hair dye advice.   Madison Reedis a hair care company that specialises in hair dye.  Their dye is a healthier salon-quality alternative.

When it comes to stereotypes, the "problem" for brunettes is that a lot of people consider us to be plain and boring.  With brown hair being so common,  it is easy to go unnoticed as a brunette.  However, people also tend to take us more seriously, because of the old "blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart" stereotype.  Additionally, brown locks project sophistication, thoughtfulness, and inner strength.  Darker colours also suggest stability.

#curlyhairdontcare ;)

And now, let me tell you a bit about my personality.  In a nutshell, I'm introverted, independent, thoughtful, creative, analytical, tolerant, open-minded and free-spirited People who do not know me tend to think I'm shy.  When I was younger the fact that everyone assumed I was shy just because I'm more of a listener than I talker used to bother me.  Yes, I'm an introvert but I'm not shy.  I'm an INTP (introversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving)!  Nowadays, I really couldn't care less about what people think of me.  One of my favourite quotes is this one by Dr. Seuss:  "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

So, you tell me; am I a typical brunette?  Do I conform to the stereotypes?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Have a great day!