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.

Fashion

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.

Beauty

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.

Music

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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OOTD: Picking up paperwork

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So about a month ago I bought my very first car. I had one before but it was one that my parents gave me when I started university so I didn’t pay for it.

Needless to say, six years later it was definitely time for a new one since I didn’t have airbags, aircon, a properly working radio or anything in the old car.

I had to go pick up some paperwork at the dealership the other day and this is what I wore:

Top: Free2BU

Denim vest: Mr. Price

Floral shorts (yes those are shorts and not a skirt): Jam

Shoes: Mr. Price

Sunglasses: Ray-bans

Watch: Guess

Handbag: Forever New

XO Carina

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OOTD: Christmas Day 2014

We’re all still enjoying a bit of Christmas cheer (except when you get stuck in the bathroom) and possibly looking forward to New Year’s Eve, and with that said, here’s what I wore on Christmas Day:

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I didn’t exactly go the traditional route with a red, green or golden ensemble. I opted rather for this little purple number that I’ve had for years now. I love this skater dress, because it’s flattering and I personally think skater dresses suit most body types and it’s just classy in a ’50s kind of way. 🙂 If you’re wondering why I’m dressed so summery, it’s because the weather on Christmas Day looked like this:

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Where I got everything I’m wearing

Dress: Jay Jays

Belt: Forever New

Shoes: Steve Madden

Christmas tree earrings: Accessorize

Watch: Guess

Ridiculous yellow thing around my neck: Checkers (My brother got these for everyone to wearat the table)

Antlers: Sorry, can’t remember

On my nails

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Red base: Tip Top Cherries in the Snow

Red glitter: Morgan Taylor Rare As Rubies

Christmas ornament: Typo

How was your Christmas?

XO Carina

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P.P.S: What do you think of these cute Santa candles?

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OOTN: Book launch and signing

In the past month I’ve gone to two book launches and signings.

The one I was just a guest at and the other I was actually the journalist covering it.

I’ve worn this outfit before in a previous post, but if you’re looking to go from day to night, you can compare the two posts. Click here for the previous post.

Here’s what I wore to the launch I was a guest at:

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On the booty

Dress: Forever New

Shoes: Steve Madden

Handbag: Polo

Watch: Guess

Bracelet: Nomination

Earrings: Forever New

On my face

BB Cream/Foundation: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light/Clair

Concealer: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes

Eyebrows: Gosh Eyebrow Pencil in 01 Brown

Eyeliner: Essence Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Eyeshadow: Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in 35 On and On Bronze

Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket mascara in Black/Noir

Blush: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry

OOTD: Rose garden

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On the booty

Sunglasses: Ray-Bans

Earrings: Forever21

Dress: Forever New

Handbag: Forever New

Ring: Accessorize

Shoes: YDE

Watch: Guess

Bracelet: Nomination

On my face

Foundation: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation in shade B10

Concealer: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair

Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express

Eyeshadow: Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in 35 On and On Bronze

Eyeliner: Essence Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Highlighter: NYX Eyeshadow Base in ESB02

Brow pencil: Gosh eyebrow pencil in 01 Brown

Blush: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry

Lipstick: MAC All Fired Up

OOTD: Weekend wedding

Friends of mine got married on Saturday in the middle of nowhere. Well, not really in the middle of nowhere but on a game farm between two small towns, Klerksdorp and Wolmaransstad.

Here’s what I wore:

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What I wore

Navy blue lace dress: Forever New

Shoes: Oasis

Watch: Guess

Pearl earrings: Forever21

Perfume: Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Handbag: Polo

Cocktail ring: Forever New

Nail polish: OPI On Collins Avenue

On my face

Yves Saint Laurent foundation in shade B10

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream concealer in Fair

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes mascara

Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12H in Black

Rimmel Scandal Eyes  Eye Shadow Crayon in 011 Bluffing

Essence Eye Sorbet in Illuminating Hazelnut

Gosh Eyebrow Pencil in 01 Brown

MAC lipstick in All Fired Up

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry

Hair 

The night before I sprayed my entire head with Batiste dry shampoo and just slept with it in. I brushed my hair out and tied my hair in a simple side pony tail using a rubber band that’s actually office supply. I don’t recommend doing that at all, I just couldn’t find my proper hair tie in my hand bag. 😉

Xoxo Carina

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