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! :)