26 June 2018

Nailed It – The BeautyRoom at Salon Caprice

A month or so ago I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the Durban Bloggers who’d be treated to a set of nails courtesy of the BeautyRoom at Salon Caprice.

Shortly after the selection, I was contacted by the owner Candice to book my appointment. I remember thinking, WOW love the speedy service, she was also very accommodating when I wanted to change my appointment date at very short notice.

So last Wednesday, I arrived there and was greeted by the jovial Kami and even though I told her she had free reign, she still asked a questions to gauge what I would be comfortable with.

This for me is a very important step when getting a manicure, especially because everyone does have a certain style that they gravitate towards.

She was spot on in helping me with my colour selection but ultimately let me decide.

There's a growing trend among many women who have their nails done regularly, they're skipping the tips and going for a gel overlay on their natural nail.
Now having always had tips on my nails whenever I have them done I found the idea of a gel overlay quite intriguing. So on my visit to the BeautyRoom at Salon Caprice this was the set that I opted for.

Kami was very friendly and proceeded to style my nails using a bright purple and lilac combo which was exactly the funky colours I was in the mood for to warm me up in the cold winter months.




Talking about warming me up, I had a yummy cup of hot coffee while she worked her magic.
Just over an hour later, my nails were done and I was pleased with end result. I wanted to have some fun with my nails and looking at the end result, I think the brief has been met.
I love the fact that she painted on each design and it was customized just for me.



I especially like the champagne glitter accent colour, it complements my skin tone and the other colours really well.


Be sure to check out the other nail designs from salon caprice on their IG here.

You can find them at 23 Swapo Road in Durban North, contact them on 031 564 6232 to book your appointment.



8 June 2018

5 Fashion trends from 2017 that are still HOTTT AF!

Each year comes with a new set of trends and some linger on for longer than we could have imagined, think rose gold, skinny jeans and all things marble.

Just like those there are some trends from 2017 which managed to sneak into this year, and honestly I ain’t mad because they’re still HOTTT AF!

Tassels
Gurrl bring out them tassels, these delicate fringes can be found everywhere. From shoes to jerseys and my personal favourites earrings. Mix and match them with gold and silver. Use them to amp up an otherwise drab outfit or as a statement piece all on their own.



Fur
As we approach autumn here in SA we can see more fur items in stores and on the streets. It’s all faux of course but oh so stylish! In 2017 though the fur slides really stole the show, inspired by Fenty by Rihanna, there were blush and jewel toned versions of these little puppies in most of the stores & not to forget on many fashion lovers Christmas wish list. I managed to grab a pair from Legit for R99.99 and they are super comfy. You can pair them with joggers, leggings jeans and dresses and they work well for a day out shopping too.



Choker Necklines
Ok, being a beeg girl meant I was very afraid of this trend but so glad that I eventually tried it when I was gifted the top above from my little sis. Received so many compliments. It truly does elevate your look and I noticed many stores doing winter versions of these in the form of long sleeved tunics and dresses.

Block heels
Step aside Miss Stilleto there’s a new sassy siren in town and she really is a fave amongst us all. The block heel is stylish and practical all at the same time. We’ve seen hues of blue, blush and gold but the black block heel has become a wardrobe staple due to its versatility and classic appeal. From chunky to flat, they’ve made a huge statement, it’s no wonder we brought them into 2018 with us.



Ruffle sleeves

There was a hint of ruffles with the striped blouse trend in 2017 but this year the ruffles have ditched the stripes and you will find them everywhere from bold monochromes to floral prints. They really give an air of whimsy to any look.  Plus I just adore sleeves on everything and this trend lets me wear sleeved tops without being frumpy.

See any of your #faves here, comment below and share with us.

7 June 2018

Simply Scentsational Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Review

Fine fragrances aren’t really my thing and you definitely won’t find me rushing out to buy the newest one after a launch. I do however have a few favourites and I emphasise the word few cos there really aren’t that many than I love.

I got this heavenly scent from, well the very same source all my favourite scents come from, my hubby of course. I must add that if ever I do find myself lusting after a new perfume, I just need to drop some not so subtle hints and he usually gets them for me.

He does however complain that I don’t use them enough but there’s perfectly valid reasons for this.

First things first I have terrible sinus/ allergies which means sometimes even a mild scent will have my eyes all watery and I spend the rest of the day looking like I caught a bout of pink eye. The next thing is I like to bring out these wonderful fragrances for special occasions as I feel they add a little something extra to my outfit.

The Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue fragrance has scents of jasmine, apple and a slight woodiness to it. For me, it’s a refreshing aroma that isn’t over powering or clinical, perfect balance between floral and fruity.

If I had to describe it, its summer in a bottle with a seductive twist.
That’s the reason why I find myself reaching for it year round, in winter it reminds me of the summer breeze and the lazy days spent on the beach. In summer it’s light and airy nature makes it easy to wear even in the warm Durban weather.



http://www.dolcegabbana.com/beauty/perfumes/women/light-blue/
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I have seen a recent launch for the Italian Zest edition which I’m keen to try. You can read up more on that here.
You can purchase the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue EDT from Redsquare or anywhere that sells fine fragrances.

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