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Liebster Award

Ooookay, this is not my usual type of post but because my darling friend Heather from Femme Lifestyle nominated me for a Liebster Award and its physically impossible to not say no to Heather…. So, here you have it (although be it a bit a late)

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The questions

  • What is your favourite beauty product you cannot live without?

special cleansing gelmac-studio-fix-fluidThis changes quite often. I fall in and out of products very frequently. Can anyone say brand fidelity? My longest standing beauty products would have to my Dermalogica skin care products and my MAC Studio Sculpt Fluid foundation and MAC Mineralize powder. I have always used these products for years and always restock them even though I am fortunate to have a countless amounts of brands that have moved through my dressing table/ bathroom cabinets.

  • Who is your ultimate date?

dateThis gorgeous man and just FYI ladies, he’s been my date for the past 7 years.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would it be and why?

HomeHome… or anywhere that feels like it. FYI, its people that make places feel like home. I love being at home with the people I love. With all my creature comforts. Bliss!

  • What is the last thing you take off at night ?Business

You nosy buggar…. none of your business. In all honestly, I don’t really know, depends what method I use before bed. I like to mix it up. It would be between hair clips/jewellery/makeup.

  • What would you spend R5000.00 rand on, if you were given 1 minute to make a decision right now?holiday

A holiday with le boyfriend. Somewhere…

  • What is top of your bucket list?happy

To be happy and have those around me be happy BUT I don’t really believe in bucket lists… if you are interested you can read about my ramblings on that, here.

  • Name and shame your worst public blooper … as in ever!blooper

I’m honestly so tired I can’t really think of anything worse than this… and this is pretty mediocre. When I was 11 years old I was given a mobile phone from my mother and at the time I was the only one at school who had a phone.. You also were not supposed to take mobile phones to school. Anyway, we had a morning assembling every Wednesday morning and I had forgotten to switch it off and my mum was only calling to leave a message to tell me to have a good day but it rang and interrupted the assembly and in front of the whole school I had to hand it to the principal. At the time it was the worst thing in the world, now I wouldn’t care less… lol. Sooo… sorry that’s a bit boring!

  • What is your favourite comfort food?

comfort foodChocolate is my day-to-day comfort food and anything super tasty like curry, stew with dumplings or when I’m back home in the UK nothing beats a steak and kidney pudding!!

All the blogs I frequent have been doing the rounds with these awards so I’m not going to nominate anyone 🙂

xo flea143

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#Hashtag Your #Wedding on #Instagram – Good Idea/ Bad Idea?

INSTAGRAM TAKING OVER THE WORLD

Instagram appears to be taking over weddings and I am not sure how I feel about it. I was gleefully pinning my way through Pintrest, wasting time really, and I came across one of the people I follow boards which I am going to call the Wedding Insanity Board and I found the above posted photo. Long story short, this woman is far from being in a relationship, never mind planning a wedding. ANYWAY.

My immediate reaction was, is this really what technology has done to us?

When I think about it, I guess it makes sense. Regardless of whether you want your wedding guests to take their own photos of your wedding, they’re going to do it, and at least this way you can see all the photos without having to check every single guests Facebook account. Assuming everyone who uses Instagram hashtags your wedding with the appropriate whatever (like #ShrekWedding) it’s in a backwards way, an organised way to see all of your photos.

I feel though, that there is something weird about it, though I can’t figure out what it is. I guess maybe it’s the idea that a cell phone application is playing such a big role on such a personal day. Personal in the sense that everyone posts photos of their meal or their night out WITH THE GURLS on Instagram but not everyone posts photos of their wedding day, complete with filters and captions and hashtags. With the boom of digital photography we’re getting used to seeing people’s wedding photos on Facebook but it still sometimes feels weird to me, in the sense of, is it okay that I’m seeing this? If you’re the couple who posted it, and I’m your friend on Facebook then I’m going to assume that yes, it’s okay.

But what about the couples who don’t realize that their friends are posting their own amateur wedding photos on all of their internets? Having been actively involved in professional wedding photography, I understand that a bridal couple WANT ALL THE PHOTOS. The general consensus is that the more pictures – the better. But being on the other side of the lens, I can tell you this is not true. Do you want the pictures where you have been caught at the wrong angle and look decidely pregnant, when you’re not? Do you want to see an unflattering closed-eye picture or just a bad picture from your professional wedding photographer? No, you don’t. You may say you do, but trust me. You don’t.

I’m seeing more and more of these #OurWedding examples on Pintrest. What do you guys think? Is it weird or is it a natural progression that’s totally not a big deal?

flea143

As a fairly new user to Instagram, I am enjoying it. You can follow me if you do so wish – @flea143

x missfitz

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What Will Life be Like for the Royal Offspring?

Hiya Poutlings

Royal watchers are ravenous for news about the forthcoming progeny of Prince William and wife, Kate, so loads of speculations have happened all over the net – have taken a look at what life will be like for the soon-to-be third in line to the British throne.

  • He or she will be welcomed with tolling bells, cannons and bonfires. I’m serious. You probably won’t understand if you’re not British. It’s something we do.
  • His or her last name will be same as William’s. Which is Mountbatten-Windsor, for those who don’t know.
  • If she’s a girl, her name will probably include “Diana”. But it most likely will not be her first name, just one of many, the Atlantic Wire points out that Europe’s largest betting firm is already taking bets.
  • Kate will probably breastfeed the little one. That might seem obious, but up until Princess Diana, British royals typically used wet nurses.
  • There  may (or may not) be a nanny. But just one, and any royal siblings may share. (A far cry from the two to four nannies per child like some American celebrities use.) However sources have said that Kate plans to be a full-time mum and doesn’t want a nanny, an idea that initially shocked Prince Charles. She may, however have a maternity nurse for the first few weeks.
  • Speaking of royal siblings, Kate may be having twins. Medical experts say hyperemesis gravidarum, the servere form of morning sickness that caused Kate to be hospitalised is linked to having twins.
  • Kate wants her child to lead as “normal” a life as possible. Even so, that “normal” life will likely include an approximate R16,000,000 wardrobe alone, according to an expert who has dressed royals in other countries. But another expert notes that those clothes will probably be “sensible”, and that royal babies are typically brought up with “few parties, not too many toys and very dull meals”.

@RoyalFetus avitar image off Twitter

Don’t forget that the world has far too much time on their hands and you can follow the royal foetus on Twitter @RoyalFetus. Thanks to them for the use of their avatar image for this post!

*missfitz

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WATER MARBLE NAIL ART – HOW 2

…Aaaah, it’s now Saturday afternoon.

I guess you nail art addicts can’t get enough of  the  Previous WATER MARBLE NAIL ART POST hey?  So I decided to give you a 2nd post on it with different tutorials and pics!

Have you tried it?  It’s a messy job isn’t it?  But if you have perfected it (ok, I doubt anyone can perfect a messy method) it can be quite gratifying to know you achieved something which needed so much time and effort!

So here is a STEP BY STEP from NAIL ART 101. COM

Thanks to them, the theory looks pretty simple.

Here are some pictures on what WATER MARBLE NAIL ART can look like..

And now for the YouTube Tutorials…

Water marble art YouTube

Water Marble Nail Art by Pinkaddictive.

Water Marble Rainbow Nails

Have fun doing some messy nail art this weekend ladies!

MuchLuv♥

Sandysands

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