Good day August!

augustOh August! Here so soon!

It’s my dad’s birthday this month so look out for a birthday gift guide for dads.

XO Carina



June favourites

So my birth month has come and gone and that makes me sad. I am also 25. That makes me even sadder. 😉

Also, this post is a bit late and I tried out a different backdrop for the products. I prefer plain white to be honest, but anyway, since it was my birthday this month I got a couple of gifts that I loved and it will be making up some of my favourites.


Guess handbag

Mr. S got me a stunning black Guess bag as part of my birthday gift. I almost feel too sorry for it to use it daily because it’s so gorgeous. And it matches my black heart. 😉

Jay Jays jacket

An early birthday gift from Mr. S. It’s really warm and I’ve been wearing it constantly.

Woolworths ring

Thank you to my friend Natasha for giving me this ring. I love the colours of the gems and I honestly don’t have anything else quite like it.


MAC goodies

My friends know me all too well. I got MAC lipglosses and a lipstick from two of my friends and I really love it. Thanks Jenni and Marelie!!! ❤ I also Instagrammed a picture.

Dior foundation

Again something Mr. S got me. I’ll do a full review on it later.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Bluffing

I’ve had this for a while but I couldn’t find a damn eyeliner sharpener that was big enough to sharpen the pencil until recently. I got an Essence one at Dis-Chem and since buying that I’ve been using the eyeshadow pencil every single day. It’s a nice neutral bronzey colour that is perfect for work and even when you’re out about on the town.


Nico & Vinz – Am I wrong?

A lovely song. I particularly like singing along to the “Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah” part. 😉

What are your favourites for this month? Leave links to your favourites posts in the comment section. I’d love to read it.

XO Carina


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Twenty. Five.


Well, hip hop hippity happy birthday to me!

Today I’m 25. Even though I love my birthday and get very excited around this time of year, I feel kind of sad leaving my early 20s behind.

There are some things about my early 20s I definitely won’t miss like the year I did my Honours degree, silly heartbreaks and a lot of teenage-esque insecurity, but I enjoyed my early, care free 20s immensely.

Here are some things you learn on the way to later 20s:

  • You stop caring so much about what other people think about your life choices. By other people I mean like everyone and especially people who aren’t even close to you. You’re an adult and you make your own choices and know that there will be consequences.
  • You’re more confident. It kind of goes hand in hand with not caring so much what others think.
  • Less impulse, more thought. You don’t act as impulsively as you used to. I know when I was younger when I felt like doing something I did regardless of the repercussions.
  • Bye metabolism. Forget about scoffing down all the sweets and fast food in the world. It goes straight to your butt and once it’s there, it’s impossible to get rid of.
  • Bye just-a-few-drinks-that-turn-into-a-big-party. Oh please, I wake up the next morning after a glass and a half of wine and I feel like dying.
  • Better nutrition. I actually enjoy cooking now whereas previously I was just too impatient to make anything that took longer than two and a half minutes to make.
  • Sleepy time. Guys, seriously, I regret not taking all those naps when I was a child! And now that I’m old, I can’t fall asleep during the day. Just plain can’t. Unless I’m jetlagged and that doesn’t happen often.

If you’re 25 or older, what do you miss most about your early 20s and what not?

XO Carina


Birthday wish list

Okay everybody, my birthday is this Saturday, 13 June 2015. Make a note of it in your diary for future reference. 😉

I’m turning a whopping 25. *sob*

Anyway, apart from that huge number of candles on my birthday cake, I’m going to share my birthday wish list with you.



Well, technically my parents already got me that. I went on Saturday and gots them did. I was feeling a bright colour and glitter. 🙂

Guess bag

Oh my gosh, I saw one at Edgars that really melted my black heart. The bag happens to be black as well, but whatevs. You can never have enough black handbags or handbags for that matter.

A winter coat

I hate winter. I don’t care how hot the summer was, I never want the colder months to come. Clearly I am meant to also be in Africa with the warm weather. But since winter is inevitably here *sigh*, I really want a beautiful jacket or coat for the winter.


Drown your sorrows in style on your day of birth. ‘Nuf said right?




Again, another thing a girl can never have enough of. I would love a Tom Ford lipstick, but I’m battling with the knowledge that one costs about R500…



I’ve been eyeing Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Dream for literally years now, but again, I have an internal struggle every single time with the price tag.

Waffles and cappuccino

I love coffee but even more than that a hazelnut cappuccino. Man oh man, those are delish! And what goes extremely well with that? A crispy waffle. Bring it!

What do you want for your next birthday?

XO Carina