A Little Gift for Myself

Playing dress -up begins at age five and never truly ends. -Kate Spade

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I feel I’ve been away from here for way too long but being sick is the absolute worst and then I had to catch up on my real job. (Priorities are so not fun and fashionable.)

Anyway, it’s that time of year when we shop, shop and shop some more for gifts, trees, decorations and especially for us Caribbean folks, curtains and household items that may or may not serve a real purpose.

If there was ever a shopping season, it’s this. You know how it is when you’re in a shopping mood. Anything that jumps out at you has to become yours or you’ll dream about it for nights on end. . . r maybe that’s just me.

In any case, when I noticed Becky’s Beauty Box had a 50 per cent off sale, the bargain hunter in me couldn’t help it; it was time to get new nail colours.

orange creamsicle gunmetal bare essentials
From left to right: Orange Creamsicle, Gunmetal and Bare Necessities

Along with some other stuff, I got these three babies who now bring my Avon Nailwear Pro collection to six.

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The older colours on the right from top to bottom:Blue Shock, Jade and Mulberry

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you might’ve realized that I’ve been developing a nail polish addiction and I thought these would add to my growing stash.

If you notice the condensation on the older colours, that’s because I store them in the fridge. I don’t know where I picked up that tip from but I’ve been keeping my nail polishes in there for years and it really helps to prolong their life.

It’s the eve of Christmas Eve and there’s much to be done but if you find the time, let me know what are some of the fun things you’ve picked up this holiday season.

Trend I’m Feeling: Cap Toe Shoes

Trend I'm Feeling: Cap Toe Shoes

Cap toes have been the rage for the past few months and it’s easy to see why.

They add a little extra *umph* to a shoe which can make it more girly, edgy, fierce, classic, anything really.

What I also love about the trend is that it’s not restricted to neck-breaking heels so they’re plenty of flat options which allow you to be cute, comfortable and still on trend.

I’m yet to buy a pair but they’re a definite soon-must-have for me.

For those who want to transform a pair of shoes which they already own, here’s a simple DIY from Glamour.

Have you gotten a pair yet?

There’s Always Time to Shop

jewellery

If you read yesterday’s post you would know about my super quick trip to Antigua on Friday and how I insisted on buy something from the airport despite being pressed for time. Hurried shopping seems to be becoming a habit….

coconut layered necklace

The layered necklace (which is made from the coconut shell) takes me back to my teens when I was all about earth tones. Since then I’m more in favour of adding pops of colour to neutrals but I fell in love with this anyway and I can’t wait to have some fun with it.

orange beaded necklace

The orange beaded one is one of those (possibly few) pieces I can safely say duplicates absolutely nothing I already own. There have actually been times when I said “I wish I had an orange necklace” so I know we’re going to have a long and happy future together.

orange beaded ring

And then there’s the ring…. The ring was main a fun buy since it almost covers three of my rather tiny fingers but what can I say? Dressing up is supposed to be about the unusual and silly!

Not too grown up to play dress up!