Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Last day of work and Christmas Eve Eve, means I'll be logging off for a while.
If you're celebrating Christmas, hope you have a merry one filled with family, good food and lots of cheer. If not, hope you're just enjoying the season.

Merry Christmas!

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Image from here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist Part Five

My Christmas Wishlist – It’s like Oprah’s Favourite Things. Except there are no freebies under your seat, no screaming middle-age women and no one shouting “You get a car! You get a car!”

Dear Santa

If you fail on all the other stuff, please please work on this one.

Much love
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Image from here.

My Christmas Wishlist Part Four

My Christmas Wishlist – It’s like Oprah’s Favourite Things. Except there are no freebies under your seat, no screaming middle-age women and no one shouting “You get a car! You get a car!”

I can try and think of ways to motivate why underwear is on my wishlist. But I realised I don't have to. For those not keen on the commando vibe, it's a necessity. If you are blessed on the upper body, you definitely need some good support. And if you're into pretty things then you have all the motivation you need.

Although there's not a permanent fixture warming up the other side of my bed I still believe in buying sexy knickers. Matching items also make insanely happy. I think that's the great thing about underwear; wearing some pretty pieces can make you feel instantly better. And if you have someone to stare in awe (like only boys can do) it's just an added bonus.

Santa, please make your way to Edgars or Stuttafords and pick me up some After Eden lovelies. I want to feel sexy and make boys gape. To help you out I've picked out my absolute favourites.
Thanks buddy! Owe you one.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist Part Three

My Christmas Wishlist – It’s like Oprah’s Favourite Things. Except there are no freebies under your seat, no screaming middle-age women and no one shouting “You get a car! You get a car!”

As I've mentioned several times I am a beauty product slore. There's just something about bathing in nice-smelling things and then drenching your skin in body butter. I've yet to meet boys who enjoy this as much as I do so I'm guessing it's a girl thing.

The best part for me has to be the smell of a product. Vanilla reminds me of happy times; fruits and cocoa butter are the stuff summers are made of; and the festive season is all about cranberry. I recently wrote about a range I was lucky enough to try out here and now I've had a little look over the rest of their products.

Oh Santa Baby, won't you please put this Cupcake Frosting Body Butter into my stocking. It will make me smell nice and I'm sure once I do, boys will like me.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist Part Two

My Christmas Wishlist – It’s like Oprah’s Favourite Things. Except there are no freebies under your seat, no screaming middle-age women and no one shouting “You get a car! You get a car!”

Zando is a new online shopping portal launching in February 2012. Until then, they've been teasing us with shoe porn. There are a whole lot of pretty shoes in their photo gallery but for some reason I cannot stop lusting after this pair.

I used to have a big aversion to animal print. That was until I learnt in small doses it can be sexy and spice up an outfit. These shoes are just the right amount and have a bold heel. You know those will be perfect for dancing.

So Santa, if you're listening I haven't been all that good but I promise to do better next year.

Happy Shopping!
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Monday, December 12, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist Part One

My Christmas Wishlist – It’s like Oprah’s Favourite Things. Except there are no freebies under your seat, no screaming middle-age women and no one shouting “You get a car! You get a car!”

Shapewear has become as important in my life as my nightly eye cream routine. And if you're over the age of 18 and have not invested in an eye cream, then we need to talk. Well you need to listen because you're about to get schooled.

Seriously though, I cannot think of a time when I didn't need my magic knickers. And I've found that it's not just girls shaped like me (with a few more bumps and curves than Kate Moss) that are wearing them. Not only do they suck everything in; they give your outfit that smooth, contoured look. The only problem I've ever had with them, they're very unattractive. Previously I thought that the special material that works so well may be the reason these knickers are so uggo. And if they're doing their job then that doesn't matter. And just pray you don't forget about them and have a Bridget Jones moment. That's what I used to think. Then I discovered Maidenform.

This range is getting rid of all preconceived notions that shapewear has to be ugly, beige and uncomfortable. Instead they're comfy, sexy and come in many styles and colours. And best news ever, they're available in South Africa. You can get some at Stuttafords or Edgars.

Happy Shopping!
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Friday, December 9, 2011

All The Pretty Things

So earlier this week I attended the Press Stick Autumn/Winter Preview and launch of their new online portal. I managed to snap some of the pretty things on offer...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

As any Skinny Bitch in the making knows, if you want to be on top-of-the-world fabulous you have to cover all aspects of your life. So while I’m still searching for the perfect job (Bill Gates, adopt me I’d be the perfect trust fund child) and I’m waiting for Bradley Cooper to get his shit together and propose I work on the other stuff.

At the moment, I’m busy working on the skinny part of the skinny bitch I hope to become. The bitch part has come along nicely ;) Obviously banning carbs from my diet and increasing my gym visits from none to a few a week has done some good. Now I am not one of those girls that skimps on beauty products and procedures. I visit spas, I dry loofah before I shower and I even bought paraffin wax for home pedicures.

Now when it comes to products I remain loyal to the ones that work and smell nice but that doesn’t mean I’m not above using other products. While I’m too afraid to go out to a bar by myself or try scuba diving I can be crazy adventurous with my beauty products. I’m like the Tiger Woods in that respect; I got the ones that I love at home but I’m always on the lookout for new ones on the side.

So when a little bird told me about a ‘little’ site that boasted fab new body products that smelt nice and are natural and all that jazz, I immediately requested some samples. Body Thrills is a collection of handmade, natural products that are designed to make you feel all wholesome and fabulous. Founded by Tamaryn Watkins, the site has gone from a blog to a nifty ecommerce site with user-friendly features and online shopping facilities.

I was lucky enough to try out a few of the products. This is me trying not to eat the Lemon Nougat and Honey Coconut Body Polish. This BP is a fab granular exfoliator that isn’t too harsh on the skin and smells like baked goods. I don’t think I need to say more.

This is me having a moment with the Lemongrass and Juniper Berry body butter. There is something about lemongrass, I just can’t get enough.

And finally, this is me pondering whether I should bathe in the Pina Colado Body Polish or pop it into a cocktail glass with some ice.

If you’re looking for the some great body treats, head on over to Body Thrills; they have a wide range of products (for men and preggos too) and even have some great specials just in time for Christmas.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Get On Down To Queenspark

There's a fab Auru cosmetics deal at Queenspark just in time for Christmas.
Go! Go! Go!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thailand in Pictures

First moments in Phuket after a 26 hour flight.

The beach in Patong.

The first hotel we stayed at.

Enjoying the first cocktails of the holiday.

Riding an elephant.

Chillin' with the baby elephants

Sunset cruise in Chalong.

Have to try out Starbucks.

Having fun at Phuket FantaSea

Meeting drag queens in Patong.

Skinny Bitches taking over Bangla Road.

Welcome to Phi Phi Island.

On our way to Maya Bay.

Doing our own usual of The Beach pose.

The infamous buckets.

Lanterns in Krabi.

Aonang Beach

Last night in Phuket!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

And We're Off...

After a year of planning, scrimping money, daily visits to TripAdvisor and crazy diets and gym visits, we're finally leaving for Thailand.

See you in two weeks!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What To Do...

...when all you can think about is your holiday but you have a blog to maintain?

At the moment I'm deliriously happy and excited that in 5 days I'll be leaving on a jet plant for two weeks of beaches, boys and buckets full of cocktails. Unfortunately all that happiness does not lead to many entertaining blog posts. After all there's only so much your readers can handle before they think you're a smug bitch.

So since I'm facing a bit of blogger's block, I decided to write or rather copy and insert other things that make me happy.

It's one of my fashion bucket list items to own a pair of red sparkly shoes. Like DoLinkrothy but sexier.

On a diet, although successful, and all I can think about is cupcakes. Praying they have amazing ones in Phuket so I can binge.

Christmas AKA the *best* time of the year. I think this year's going to be a goodie.

Ever since I saw Jasna rock this dress, it's all I can think about.

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Images from here, here and here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spickernell Shoe Launch

So here's the situation...this week I was feeling way more sorry for myself than usual. Instead of the normal Why Can't I Be A Trust Fund Baby or My Thighs Are So Big They Deserve Their Own Traffic Lane whine I was sick, I couldn't gorge myself on junk foods because of my diet and I looked terrible.

Luckily there was light at the end of the tunnel. I was invited to the Spickernell shoe launch. So armed with a fashion buddy and a clutch bag filled with tissues I headed off to the James Mudge Studio in Gardens.

And all I can say is wow! Think elegant and timeless pieces that are still modern and stylish and utterly feminine and you're about halfway there. If I wasn't about to exchange all my moolah for Thai baht I'd be one of the dozens of peeps putting down a deposit for next season's order.

The lady behind these beauties is Sarah Spickernell who used to do all types of fashion stuff in London before strutting her stuff at Edgars and Marion and Linde. Now after spending some time in Spain learning all about the leather industry, she's putting those skills to use in her new collection.

And now for my latest girl crush, I present the Kate ankle bootie in black. And in case you're wondering, that porcelain skin is not the result of a strict celeb-like diet but rather the effects of sinusitis.

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