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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Summer Loving with Gumree!

What does summer mean to you?

Braais, swimming, summer dresses, sunglasses, fun times with family and friends, and lots of pictures of course.

Gumtree has you covered in all those areas.

I have previously used Gumtree to get my wonderful baby, isn't she adorable?

As well as a big wooden kennel, which they don't use all that much, might I add :)

I can spend hours browsing, because we all know how much I love a great bargain, hence this page HERE

I found a few items that caught my eye on Gumtree

Nikon D7000

kelbrich benches in Other image 1

Elegant formal dress for sale in Port Elizabeth image 1


There are a few things to remember when using Gumtree:

Never go alone to meet anyone or to see anything. Always take someone with, preferably someone scary looking :)
If something looks too good to be true, it probably is, Louboutins for R200... Fake... 
Trust your instincts, if something feels dodgy, give it a skip
Also, if you are buying anything 'designer', make sure you get some sort of authenticity certificate

Other than that, have fun and get your bargain on! From cars to animals to furniture to everything, Gumtree has your back, check them out HERE

*This is a sponsored post

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Final Stila Shop My Stash... And a Giveaway!

Hi Ladies

This is my final Stila Stash, I will then continue with other brands.

I have the Baked Cheek Duo in pink glow. This blush is highly pigmented, and you need to use very little for a flushed look. The blush picks up so well on the brush, and I just need a light swirl for a perfect pink glow. 

Stila Love Blush. This is one of the limited edition products, and I love it. The gold on the lettering goes away after the first use, but there is still a slight shimmer. You can swirl your brush over the entire palette, or select a colour. I like to swirl my brush over the entire palette.

Another limited edition is the Sweet Treat Bronzer, that looks a bit like a slab of chocolate. You can once again use all the colours together, or choose a highlighter or contourer. I have used it all together as a radiant bronzer, and I have also used them seperately. Both work equally well, and this is a great all rounder.

I am not adding any of these to my blogsale, although, I bought the Baked Cheek Duo without realising I already had one, so there is a brand new one on my blogsale for R200 HERE

And now for a giveaway:

As I mentioned before in a previous haul post, while I was out shopping I bought this Nails Inc Trio for myself, and one for my readers. The three shades are, St James, Baker Street and Porchester Square, there most iconic shades in my opinion!

This is a social media giveaway.

All you have to do is follow me on twitter HERE and retweet my giveaway tweet. This will earn you two entries. Remember to #prettifulblog

You can also follow me on Instagram HERE and repost the giveaway image, which will also earn you two entries. Again, #prettifulblog

This giveaway is only open to South African Residents, the giveaway will close on the 12th November, and I will choose a winner by the 14th November.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Peeping Blue!

Happy Shoesday Ladies!

The weather in JHB has been all kinds of crazy recently, summer, winter, autumn and spring in an hour, never mind a day.

So, I decided to settle on peep-toe ankle boots, for the best of both worlds.

I love the heel of this boot, it is sturdy, and makes the height of the boot not so daunting! It is chunky, but not super chunky. I love the straps on the boot, it gives an edgy look to it.

Have a good week ladies!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mani Monday with Nicole By OPI

Still sticking with the #thinkpink theme for Breast Cancer Awareness this month, I chose a pink and white combo.

I used Nicole by OPI in "All Kendalled Up"- A bright, easy to apply pink from the Kardashian Collection, and two coats does the job. 
I also used Nicole by OPI in "Step to the Beat of my Heart" - A clear polish with little hearts in it, with a slight glitter finish. This polish is part of the Justin Bieber Collection. It was a bit hard to fish for the hearts, and you cannot just brush the polish on, you have to place the hearts, but I think it looks pretty cute.
Lastly I used my faithful white polish by Sinful, "Snow me White"