Review|NYX LipCream in Absolute Red

Tuesday, 30 December 2014  at 9:45 pm
What pops into everyone's mind when the words "New Years Eve" are either muttered by your friends or significant other? For me New Years Eve is a sexy red lip, an outfit that accentuates everything in the right places with good food and company! With that being said, I bring forth the perfect shade of red for anyone wanting to plant that perfect lip stained kiss for New Years Eve. I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)


Nail Art|Christmas Edition Part VI

Wednesday, 24 December 2014  at 12:12 pm

I just went out with my mom to do a bit of last minute shopping since we haven't had much time to do anything and the traffic in the malls is insane! I don't know about anyone else but I personally loathe it when there are a lot of people in the shop, especially during the festive season. So while I was left to do shopping cart duty, the "Frozen" soundtrack started playing and then it really struck me that it was Christmas. For anyone that hasn't watched Frozen, watch it now and thank me later *laughs*. I apologize for the rushed posting but it's been hectic on my side and hopefully it'll start to get better soon. I hope you enjoy today's post and the last Christmas nail art design for the year.

Nail Art|Christmas Edition Part V

Tuesday, 23 December 2014  at 7:28 am

I hope everyone is having a joyous festive season so far (for those of you that celebrate Christmas) and for those that don't, I hope you are having a relaxing vacation so far! I remember last year this time I was preparing myself for trips on a cable car up Table Mountain, strawberry picking and a picnic at Spier. This year has been a bit sad and depressing with my grandfather in stage 5 renal failure and daily trips to the hospital and dialysis :(. So I hope everyone else is having a much better Christmas than me. I hope you enjoy this morning's post and to see the other nail art ideas in my Christmas edition series, click here, here, here and here.


Piercings|10-12 Month Mark with the Rook Piercing!

Saturday, 20 December 2014  at 5:57 pm

I'm trying to mull over in my mind how not to make this post boring, tedious and a general waste of time for anyone to read....since this will only interest readers that are A. interested in piercings and B. have a freshly pierced rook and are worried about what might be happening with that thick layer of cartilage. So, I shall start from the beginning (very briefly) and delve into the 10-12 month mark!

My rook was pierced sometime in February and as you can see I opted to not change my long barbell into the shorter barbell that the piercer suggested. So when anyone gets their rook pierced (I imagine) the piercer will advise that after 6 months the barbell should be changed for a shorter barbell to aid in healing and the overall "comfortableness" of having a rook piercing. Firstly, when the piercer says this, nod your head and say "uh huh" and never, ever, ever do it. I cannot stress enough and emphasize my words enough how detrimental this may be for your rook piercing. After 6 months your rook piercing will not be fully healed, it won't even be half-way healed. My rook still bled a bit after 6 months and was pink and irritable (like its owner) after 6 months. If I had changed my jewellery after the 6 month mark I'm sure I would of had to remove my rook piercing because of infection and poor cleaning.

Changing the earring to a small cuter one is, A. adorable and amazing and I can't wait to change my jewellery and B. impractical, especially after the 6 month period. Since the earring is shorter and there's not much room to try and clean with a piece of cotton wool or a clean earbud soaked in saline solution, it will get infected easily. 

I am now at my in-between stage of 11-12 months and I'm still hesitant at this stage to change my earring to something shorter. I don't clean my rook piercing as regularly because I'm kinda in the clear now (the earring is not gong to get rejected and any infection that might occur can be easily treated with antibiotics without having to permanently loose my rook piercing). I'm in no way saying that after the 10-12 month mark you shouldn't clean it regularly it all depends on your healing time and everyone has a different pace at which their cartilage will heal.  At one point I searched for "yellow crusty build up in rook piercing" or something like that because I thought I had an infection in my rook. Which is why I'm saying don't take my word for not cleaning it regularly, rook piercings on the whole like to be cleaned and taken care of like a well groomed cat. 

I occasionally get tenderness in the area of my rook but nothing like a good clean fixes the problem straight away. If you suspect that you might have an infection in your rook piercing, I suggest going to see your piercer, which is a must and taking note of a few signs. Does the fluid smell? Is it green/brown/any weird color that shouldn't be secreted? Is your ear red/pink/looks irritable and agitated? And is it hot to the touch? If you are out of the 6 month period or in the 4-5 month period and you have any of these signs, don't fret your rook piercing can be saved without having to be permanently removed. What works for me is to clean it twice a day for a week and if the pain doesn't subside by then, drop by the piercer.     

I hope these were some helpful tips and that it wasn't too long or tedious!
Till we meet again!
Bye Bye!

Ideas|Christmas Gift Ideas for that special man in your life!

Thursday, 18 December 2014  at 9:54 am
Good Morning!

I apologize for the lack of posts, I would have had this post up sooner if I hadn't caught a cold (the sneezing, coughing and hacking are killing me!) and I've been visiting my grandfather in the ICU for the past two days. Which has also taken its toll on me. With that being said, here is the "manly" edition to my Christmas gift ideas! I hope this gives you some ideas as to what to buy for your manly friend/boyfriend! :)

Ideas|Christmas Gift Ideas (For that special lady friend/Girlfriend)

Friday, 12 December 2014  at 12:32 pm

So I'm probably late on the "gifting ideas" which everyone seems to post early in December....except me. I usually tend to buy gifts for loved ones in the last week leading up to Christmas because I don't like keeping gifts for a long time in my house (is that weird?). On that note I have a few gift ideas that hopefully might give everyone some inspiration on their conquest during gift shopping!

All these items are from Forerver New because 1. I'm in love with Forever New and it's a store that anyone with any budget can purchase from (especially a student) and 2. their items are fashion forward and trendy. Ofcourse these items might not be to everyone's liking, but for guys/girls trying to pick out gifts for their friends/significant other the safest things to go for would be bags, a cute phone case, a notebook if she's a super organized person or a wallet. You want to stick with items that are neutral and don't steer towards clothes unless they have personally given you their dress/jean size!

Review|Revlon Color Moisture Stain in Milan Moment & Cannes Crush!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014  at 10:57 pm

For anyone that follows me on Google+ which has now become my version of instagram for the time being (you'll know what I mean when you see my feed on Google+) you would have probably guessed why my posts have been delayed a bit....once again. It's that time of the year where I set my dial to super slow and relax to the fullest! I won't lie but it's a bit difficult for me to relax when I've been on hyper drive for the past 11 months! But setting that aside, Revlon's color moisture stain has recently been launched down here in S.A. I'm not a fan of lip glosses because of bad experiences in the past. Lip glosses have always either been too sheer or so sticky that it feels like honey is dripping off my lips (eek!). On that note, wanna know how Revlon's color moisture stain fairs in my books? Read on for more! 


Review|L'Oreal's Volume Million Lashes Excess!

Monday, 1 December 2014  at 6:18 pm
Good Afternoon!

So all you lovely readers know (well hopefully know) that I am a skimper when it comes to make-up and the only mascara that I have tried in my make-up lifetime is Clinique's high impact mascara. Which left me with a huge amount of doubt as to whether or not I would ever apply mascara ever again. With that being said, I bring forth L'Oreal's amazing volume million lashes which just about gives me that fake eyelash look (which I love) and opens up my eyes, leaving me looking awake when I feel like death! I hope you enjoy this afternoon's post :)
You know what to do

Review|Maybelline Color Senasational in Red Revival

Wednesday, 26 November 2014  at 7:18 am
Good Morning!

How is everyone doing on this chilly but warm Summer day? Well it's Summer down here and I know in the North it's Winter...I wish it were Winter though. Today I have a review on one of Maybelline's vibrant color sensational lipsticks. When they promised vibrant color and a lipstick that will last all day, they weren't kidding! I hope you enjoy today's post! :) 

You know what to do

Haul|Forever New, TopShop & New Balance!

Saturday, 22 November 2014  at 7:04 am

It's currently 06.29am and according to my phone my sleep quality is only at 52%....which would explain why I feel like a truck just drove head on into my skull! With that being said, today's post is not going to consist of a bunch of words explaining why I bought everything or what the quality of the clothes are like. Let's be honest here, I only buy what I like and usually the clothes I buy are of a good quality and by good I mean after one wash it doesn't fade *laughs* I hope you enjoy this mornings post!

You know what to do!

Review| Inglot's Gel Eyeliner!

Friday, 14 November 2014  at 7:26 pm

I'm finally done with exams! I'd say that I am relieved, beyond overjoyed and all those emotions that express gratitude and joy, but anxiously whether or not I'm going to further my academic career is piercing my skin. Speaking of piercing skin, my rook piercing after 10 months is still temperamental and tends to flare up occasionally. Which isn't fun at all. I'll write an update story soon on what I've been experiencing with my rook thus far. But for tonight, let's get onto Inglot's amazing gel eyeliner! I hope you enjoy tonight's post :)


Nail Art| Happy Halloween Part 2!

Thursday, 30 October 2014  at 11:05 am
Good Afternoon!

As I sit here behind my laptop, my head is fuzzy, my eyes hurt and I'm overall experiencing the effects of a uni student entering their final year exams. This will be a quick check-in and out post until the 13th of November when I taste sweet freedom! I just about managed to attempt one more Halloween nail art attempt, just about. I hope you like it! :)

 You know what to do

Nail Art| Halloween Inspired!

Saturday, 18 October 2014  at 6:20 pm

So tonight will be a good ol' quick check-in and out post, since my academic life isn't going as well as I'd hope it would go. I always feel that if things are running too smoothly, expect something to appear from no-where like a tornado and sweep you off your feet....if only that "thing" that swept you off your feet were Mr. Grey! As promised, here is a Halloween inspired nail art design, I hope you like it as much as I do! :)

 There always has to be a blood splatter in there somewhere, Fright Night (1985) anyone?

Nail Art| Lazy Girl Nail Art Part 4!

Saturday, 11 October 2014  at 3:52 pm

Ah yes! Another addition to my ever growing lazy girl nail art collection! Well it should come as no surprise, since these days my eyes are literally falling out of my sockets because of endless assignments! This will be a short check-in and check-out post until my days become less hectic. Before I take my leave, might I add that I am now in love with Golden Rose, and their nail-polish line is amazing in every way! I hope you enjoy today's post! :)

 You know what to do!

Nail Art| Halloween Attempt #Fail!

Sunday, 5 October 2014  at 8:56 pm

So, I'm sure all of you have noticed (well I hope you have) that have been doing some missing in action activities and it looks like the forecaster predicts it's going to happen up until the 16th of this month! I'm not going to tell you how swamped I am with uni work, but I honestly am, and I'm sinking not even swimming! With that being said, I had an amazing idea to welcome Halloween to all of you through a series of nail art posts. Well that didn't work out too well, and this post was born with my failed and more than lack luster attempt at a Halloween nail art idea. I'll have something better posted closer to Halloween but for now, please bear with me!

 You know what to do :)

Review| Clinique's Line Smoothing Concealer!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014  at 6:46 pm


So currently down here in the South we are celebrating National Braai(Barbecue) Day or better known as Heritage Day! I would post pictures of all the amazing traditional clothing I saw today, but since I have no particular heritage and don't identify with any heritage for that matter, this day is kinda a meh-ish day for me *laughs*. Getting onto some more serious matters of the heart, I picked up Clinique's line smoothing concealer a few months back, because what's the point in writing a review and I haven't used the aforementioned product for at least a month? I picked up this piece of happiness at Edgar's for R250::$22. I think I should have picked up the "All about eyes concealer" but since I'm a noob and know minimal about make-up, I didn't know it existed...onto the review!

Haul|Forever New, TopShop & Trueworth's!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014  at 10:07 am

This afternoon I have a really small haul from the previous months purchases, I haven't been shopping as much lately namely because of uni! I can't stand uni anymore, it's starting to work on my last nerves but oh well! That's life! I hope you enjoy today's post! :)

You all know how much I love loose fitted tops and t-shirts. I bought this in white earlier in the year and I have to say that this is my go to top when I can't think of anything to wear. Since I'm short and I live in leggings, I wear these loose tops with tights, jeggings, skinny jeans, shorts you name it! I'm sure all of you have noticed by now but I'm pretty basic when it comes to clothing, if anything seems to intricate or the design confuses me, I ordinarily steer clear of items like that.

Nail Art| She Craves Blood!

Sunday, 14 September 2014  at 6:02 pm

So I know that I said I would be back on track and blogging my brains out! But I've been cooped up in a lab for 7 days of the week (I could of said the entire week) not that I'm complaining, since the lab is my life right now. But I have a presentation coming up which is stressing my balls off because all I have swirling around in my head is restricition enzymes, mutations, DNA starnds, Xba1 and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism disease *eek!*. On another note I'm apologizing for this post, since it is yet another nail art idea, but hey, I'm totally swamped till my neck with work *cringes. On another, another note I am also currently immersed in the fantasy I call Christian Grey and yes, I'm infatuated with it, granted it isn't technically the greatest read ever....but I still love it. I'm hooked! I hope you'll partly enjoy this post to some extent! :)

 You know what to do!

Nail Art| Splatter!

Sunday, 7 September 2014  at 9:00 pm

Down here in the south Summer is almost in full swing and I'm welcoming it with open arms! The lazy days where you can take a nap in the middle of the afternoon because of the sweltering heat and the warm summer breeze that tousles your hair. That's what I live for. I'm apologizing in advance for the consecutive posts about nail art and all things nails! I promise that I'll have something different posted this week because I'm sure all of you are tired of seeing almond shaped nails *laughs* I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)

 You know what to do! :)

Nail Art| Blue Marble Effect!

Saturday, 30 August 2014  at 11:52 pm

I'm starting to feel a tad distant from my lovely readers and blog since I've been swamped with uni work and assignments and haven't been able to talk to all of you as much as I'd like. With that being said I've also had a lot on my mind lately, since my wisdom tooth is giving me problems and with my bleeding disorder any mention of an operation scares me to the tips of the nerve endings in my toes. So tonight will be a short and quick post and I'm hoping that I'll be able to upload much more with the upcoming weekend since the semester ends next Friday!
You know what to do :)

Nail Art| Gradient Chevron!

Saturday, 23 August 2014  at 8:45 pm

I've been super excited and in a good mood lately because A. I just watched Divergent, which I think just changed my life and my entire perspective on life and B. why on earth is Theo James such a handsome man? Well that's been going through my mind lately, which isn't helping me studying for my upcoming test on Tuesday *cringes*. Tonight's post will be short, quick and to the point! Kinda like, how you drink a refreshing drink on a hot Summer's day! *laughs* As you all know, well hopefully know, that I don't review anything on this blog that I don't like or is of a crappy quality. So getting that out the way, I have another BPS review using their QA91 stamping plate (unfortunately they're all sold out on the plate now but here are a few that I thought all of you might like here, here and here!). The only reason I chose this plate was for the chevron print on it. I hate using the tape that is cut into a chevron print and you sit there trying to align them perfectly, or in my case your nail beds are small and you are only able to fit a max of two! This was my first time trying a gradient and my hand at stamping in a very long time! I gave up stamping after failing many times at aligning the print perfectly on my nails, but I think this time I got the hang of it! I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)

You know what to do! :)

Review| Catrice Eyebrow Filler & Eyebrow Perfecter

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  at 7:20 pm

As the third semester in uni is reaching its expiration date, the amount of assignments and tests that are piling up is tremendous! As I sit here now, I'm working on an enzymology report that's only due on the 2nd of September but there are so many more other things to come before that date approaches (tests, semester tests, research). On another note, I've noticed lately on Google+ that the ice water bucket challenge has been trending like insane lately! I never knew why until I decided to find out. I'd have to say that I fully support the campaign/challenge, I first knew about ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) through watching "Boku no Ita Jikan" which moved me to absolute tears because it was so darn sad! After watching the drama I researched everything about ALS, for anyone that doesn't know what ALS is, it is a degenerative muscle disorder which specifically targets the lower and upper motor neurons in your body. Those are the neurons responsible for movement which is why, when they are destroyed you become paralyzed. So when I heard about the "ice bucket challenge" I thought to myself that they're pouring ice water over them to simulate what happens when you have ALS (like the paralysis, because when you're cold you don't want to move" apparently I was wrong, but even so, I'm glad the challenge was created and that lesser known diseases are getting a bigger scope out there in the world! (Now if only they had a challenge for Von Willebrand's disease!). 

So tonight's review is on my very first purchase of an eyebrow product. All of you know (or don't know) I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to the face department and never thought in a million ways to ever become interested in make-up and eyebrow fillers and lipstick! Considering this is my first eyebrow product I can't compare it against anything, but in my opinion for anyone on a budget and is a student like me and tons of make-up isn't your thing. Keep on reading! :) 
You know what to do!

Nail Art| Vintage Flowers with Ripped Wallpaper

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  at 3:11 pm

Another day at university, another day at home *yay!* I've been such a lazy bum this semester and I have no idea why...well, I'm only at home today since I don't have a car and my brother was in an accident and his car is a no go. Having no car sucks! On a much, much lighter note, we have another product review from the lovely BornPretty store! All of you know how much I love the BornPretty store, and no, just stating a fact here, I'm not getting paid or anything to say this. They are a genuinely good online shop, where what you pay for is what you get, and all their nail art items are of a high quality. So, I hope today on this lovely afternoon, you'll enjoy this post! :)

You know what to do :)

Review| Garnier Eye Rollerball

Friday, 8 August 2014  at 11:26 am
Good Morning!

I literally made a 360 degree turn off the highway back home this morning! Traffic was awful! So awful! It was chock and block filled with cars, with not an inch of breathing space between cars. Trying to get someone to allow me to pass in to the next lane so I could turn off the highway was even worse! So here I am, writing a review on the most used eye rollerball that I've incorporated into my "beauty routine"! I bought mine for R99::$9.19 at Clicks for all the S.A readers that want to get their hands on it! I hope you enjoy this post! :)

Clickey for more! :)

Review| TopShop's Lip Cream in Lotus Flower!

Saturday, 2 August 2014  at 7:16 pm

Gosh it's already the beginning of the new month, just last month I celebrated my birthday, time sure does fly doesn't it? But I'm not complaining since I can't wait for this year to end and uni to end! I need a holiday already! Tonight I am super excited to review TopShop's lip cream, I've been literally dying (not even itching) to review TopShop's lip cream because it looked super pigmented whenever I looked at it in the shop. But of course, with me being a cheap skate and all, I'll only ever purchase something if it's on sale and when there is an extra 30%/70% off that's even better! I bought my lip cream for R69::$6.46 and it's original price was R99::$9.27. For all the S.A readers I don't think you'll be able to buy this product anymore since A. It was on sale after all and they tend to remove sale stock pretty quickly and B. There wasn't that many left at the TopShop I purchased mine from, but their lip tar is a pretty good buy instead of the lip cream! I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)

You know what to do :)

Nail Art| Rimmel's Stardust #005 Total Eclipse

Saturday, 26 July 2014  at 12:45 pm
I'm sorry I've been a bit MIA lately, because I'm struggling with health issues once again, ugh! But I'm getting better after three days stuck in bed just sleeping my cells to death *laughs* I'm sure I've mentioned this before but I'm not an avid fan of textured nail-polishes what so ever. I use to think they look tacky and un-appealing! Until I saw OPI's liquid sand collection and I thought to myself "Hmm, that doesn't look too bad, I guess" I've always wanted to get my hands on a bottle but was never able to. Up until a few weeks ago, ok, sure it's not OPI's magnificent liquid sand collection, but it's pretty close and reminds me of it. I picked up Rimmel's Stardust as I said a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't been able to find another bottle in sight, discontinued maybe? I'm not sure. For the S.A readers I bought mine at Foschini for R49.95::$4.75, if you manage to find another bottle, let me know in the comments! :) I hope you enjoy today's post!

Nail Art| Mint & Purple Triangles!

Saturday, 19 July 2014  at 10:35 pm
Tonight will be a fairly short post due to the fact that uni is staring this Monday and I have to drive myself there...fine I had to do it before but I'm so lazy toooo! So all of you know what that means! Posts will be coming in at a slower pace than usual, but that only tends to happen closer to exam time. So on that note, since we're discussing uni, I'm sure all of you are sick of hearing me (rather writing) say that when it comes to nail care and nail art I tend to diverge towards the easier route. I recently purchased almond shaped fake nails, which I'm absolutely thrilled to show you what they look like! I think they look pretty good in my opinion, since they make my fingers look longer! If you're interested in purchasing them, clickey here! :) I hope you enjoy tonight's post!

More after the click! 

Haul| The birthday haul!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014  at 11:18 pm
Good Evening!

Gosh! Uni starts in little less than a week and I don't wanna go baaack! *cries* These holidays have been especially fruitful to me, since it was my birthday month and I was at home on birthday always falls during the holiday months (I'm so lucky). I've been burying my head watching Usagi Drop, Wild chives and Soy Bean Soup and Triangle (I can't resist Jaejoong). On another note I've been trying to gear myself up for constant blogging and posting, but it seems procrastination sets in its deep stages when I'm on holiday *scratches head*. On another, another note, do all of you remember this picture?

Well technically you should since I uploaded it three days ago...but if you don't that's ok too! :) So today's post is all about delving deeper into this mess you see on my bed! I have to admit not all the items that are on my bed are shown in my post, since they're boring. Such as the Takara tripod stand (I finally have a tripod stand! No more using a step ladder to balance my camera on anymore!) but if you'd like a review on it, I'll gladly do one! And the leggings you see aren't featured either....because everyone wears leggings. Onto the post after the clickey! :)

Update| My Birthday!

Saturday, 12 July 2014  at 8:21 pm

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to update/post....I blame it on stitches and overall sleepiness *laughs* I'm not sure all of you know, but it is my birthday month and I just recently celebrated my 22nd birthday *yay...sarcasm*. Although I don't have that much to share, I hope all of you will enjoy what  little bit of fun I had on my special day. On that note, I also haven't mentioned that in my family we celebrate birthday's...well mine anyway until the end of the week, because usually the actual birthday, day isn't that  fun. With that being said, my mum and I decided to watch a movie on the spur of the moment and to my trepidation and despair the only movie she wanted to watch was "the fault in our stars"....for the second time! Although I bought the book, I never read it and instead made my mum read it who fell in love with it *laughs* I genuinely thought I wasn't going to tear up, but that movie had all the feels and was messing with my emotions! I blame it on the fact that I have a crush on Ansel Elgort and he just had to be the one that died in the movie *sad face* I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)

More after the clickey!

Life| Sebaceous Cyst & Minor Surgery

Saturday, 5 July 2014  at 4:01 pm

I feel like I haven't updated in ages! Which I know is not the case, but I've been keeping something "hidden" for a while, up until now. I didn't want to say anything up until now because I was sacred out of my wits that it might be something much bigger than it actually was. I know this all sounds up in the air, but you'll find out soon what I'm talking about. A month ago, I felt a strange bump just above my left breast, it wasn't anything within the soft tissue of my breast but protruding from the surface. I've never suffered from acne on my chest, so to feel this strange bump made me anxious. You all know that I'm a biochemist and keeping my background in mind and that I know about cancer, you can imagine what I was thinking. Since my exams were looming (at that point in time) and I had this bump itching at every corner of my mind, I made an appointment with a doctor to get it checked out right away. As the days finally led up to the consultation, I noticed that when I happened to sleep on my left side, the bump would flatten out and get bigger, at this point I was scared out of my mind. The day of the consultation came, and the doctor said to my relief that it was a blocked sebaceous gland that could get bigger to such an extent that it would have to be surgically removed. 

Being the neurotic person that I am, and I know of doctors that have made misdiagnoses before. After my exam period ended I told my mum I needed a second opinion and off we went to another doctor. This doctor said it was the same thing, but since my mum had said that it was a blocked sebaceous gland, I felt that her opinion was influenced by what my mum said (I know I'm totally paranoid and science made me this way *laughs*). The doctor recommended me to a breast surgeon that dealt with breast cancer and general surgery procedures. To my relief I got an appointment quickly (I went yesterday for the appointment). He asked me the usual questions how long I had it for, if I had received any medication for it (antibiotics) and if it had changed at all during the period I had it for. I then went in for an examination and a sonogram to make sure that the cyst was just above the surface and not deeper down. Thankfully it was a superficial cyst and I had it removed yesterday. I think I've mentioned this before but I have a bleeding disorder (Von Willebrand's disease) which is not a well known bleeding disorder because it's uncommon. So anything to do with minor surgical procedures like this scare me a bit, but I needed to get it removed because if it was any bigger I'd be admitted into hospital and put under anesthetic.

Receiving a local anesthetic in soft tissue such as your breast hurts like hell, and it's the only bad part about getting it removed. I'm in pain now because I just got hacked (jokes) in a sensitive area of my body, but I'll survive! :)

I wrote this post to try and make everyone aware of the fact, that if you feel anything strange or see anything strange appearing on your chest or wherever it might be. Don't wait for it to magically disappear. Get it checked out as soon as possible, so that you know where you stand with your health and to give you overall peace of mind. When I had the cyst removed it was the size of a kernel corn and sent off to the lab to make sure it wasn't anything serious, which is a routine procedure. From what the surgeon told me, a cancerous lump is physically attached to the breast tissue (can't move it around when you touch it), it's irregular in shape and usually found within the breast, as in you have to do a breast exam to feel it. But of course these are just general features to look out for and lumps and bumps can feel like their cancerous but might not actually be, because our breasts are naturally lumpy.    

I really hope this has helped anyone with a cyst that might think it was cancerous, because let me tell you, I went searching for "red bump on top of breast" and all I got were results including "inflammatory breast cancer" and "breast cancer". So my advice? Get it checked out as soon as possible!

Till we meet again!
Bye Bye!

Mini Haul| Forever New, Clinique & Call it Spring!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014  at 10:54 pm

I've been so pooped lately with running around and completing errands during my holiday! Tonight marks the very first post of the new month, my birthday month! I am super excited (not because I'm getting older) because I feel like I've finally reached a point where I live my life with the slogan #NoRegrets. That's my slogan from now on and I'll continue to live by it, because a life lived with regrets and disappointment is a life half lived *laughs* I hope you enjoy tonight's post! :)
Since the weather has been getting chilly down here (I can't stand 4 degree cold mornings anymore) I decided to stock up on warm fuzzy sweaters! There's been so many sales down here, but alas, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. Forever New had a sale (I wish it would never end sale) and they had the cutest olive green parka. I swear, it had fleece lining to keep you extra warm in Winter and if that's not a perk enough, during Summer you can remove the fleece lining (because it's detachable, how awesome?) and wear it as a cute cover up. I went to the sales assistant and asked her if there were any left in the other stores and with a grin she said no...needless to say I approached her because she was wearing the parka I wanted. But my heart isn't completely shattered that I didn't manage to buy it, so I'll keep searching!

I'm sure all of you know that I'm constantly in search for cute earrings that can make my conch and rook piercing look more...acceptable? I still haven't found anything for the rook piercing, but cute nautical earrings mixed with "I'm a princess" I've been able to find. I found the earrings below in my downtown China Town.

These babies *points below* have put a huge smile on my face for two reasons! 1. I never wear heels, and wearing them makes me feel oddly liberated in a way and 2. I walked with them for almost 4+ hours max in a mall and after the pain of breaking them in, they're my new best friends! I honestly hope this will not be the last time you see heels on this blogs...keep your fingers crossed! :)

So as I've mentioned it's winter down here (not quite full on Winter, but it's close enough) and my skin has been suffering as a result. I never knew (and there are a lot of things I don't know) that oily combination skin, can succumb to the drying effects of un-moistured air (is that a word?)! When I started seeing dry patches on the circumference of my nose, I decided enough is enough with this crappy dry skin. I've always hated any of Clinique's moisture surge range, because the last thing an oily combination skin type wants on their face is heaps of grease that feels like chicken fat on your skin! Their moisture surge mask was obviously designed with us oily combination skin types in mind, because this mask is suitable for all skin types. It absorbs super fast and is non-greasy! I apply it at night because it is an overnight mask after all and in the morning my skin is super hydrated and flake free I absolutely love it!  I picked mine up at Foschini for approximately 200zar::$18.73.

I hope you enjoyed tonight's post!
And till we meet again!
Bye Bye! :)