OOTD: Nan Hua Temple

It’s my birthday next week and to get into the spirit of things, Mr. S, his brother and I went to the Nan Hua Buddhist temple in Bronkhorstspruit.

Why go to a temple to get ready for your 25th birthday you ask? I agree it’s unusual, but I love the temple. It’s absolutely beautiful and it really feels like you’re in another country when you’re there. It’s also incredibly peaceful and quiet. Mr. S and I went exploring the grounds on our third or fourth date many moons ago.

The temple is MASSIVE. You can see it from the highway, but it’s quite far from where I live so if you live in Centurion or Johannesburg, make a day of it because it’s about an hour’s drive without traffic and you go through at least one tollgate.

Also when visiting the temple, be sure to wear comfy shoes that you can take off easily, because you’re not allowed to wear shoes inside the shrines and you also can’t take pictures. Trust me, they get quite upset when you do. I took pictures inside the restaurant where technically you can and the woman had a hissy fit of note. She literally sprinted across the room to scold me.

Here’s what I wore:



Jacket: Jay Jays (R499)

Scarf: Gift from a friend

Earrings: Forever New

Jeggings: Pick n Pay Clothing (R180)

Boots: Edgars (R595)

Sunglasses: Ray-Bans

Handbag: Guess


Foundation: Bobbi Brown

Concealer: MAC

Eyeliner: Revlon

Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket

Blush: Too Faced

Lipstick: MAC’s All Fired Up

Face powder: Estee Lauder


Here are some more pictures of the temple and the surrounding grounds:

XO Carina



OOTD: High leopard


I love how high waisted jeans look on curvier girls and I never thought I’d be able to pull it off since I’m quite petite and about as curvy as a plank, but when I saw a pair on sale at Mr. Price (it was marked down to R119,00 from R190,00) I decided “Ah what the heck?” and bought them.

And I’m so glad I did! The jeans actually make you look curvier and like you have a more defined waist, which is always a win.

I also bought a leopard print top.

Items in photo:

Sandals: Rage (R110,00)

Jeans: Mr. Price (R119,99)

Leopard top: Mr. Price (R39,99)

Sunglasses: Vintage Ray-Bans

Pearls: Mr. Price (R39,99)

Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Berry

I got the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Dubai.

What do you think? Do you like leopard print or high waisted jeans?

XO Carina

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OOTD: Picking up paperwork


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: Holiday office party

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The holidays and year end functions are coming up!

Like you ever even need an excuse to wear sequins, now you don’t have a reason not to! Although, be warned, you don’t want to look like a disco ball. Stick to one item of sequins and you’ll be the belle of the ball.

Would you wear the outfit above to your office party?

Xoxo Carina

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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


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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