Today I’m going to share all my fave accessories that I’ve been loving lately. I’ve got my own mini collection of accessories but there’s always some pieces that I reach for more than others. I can truly say that majority of accessories are from Mr Price. At the moment Mr Price is really wowing me with their Collaborations and on trend fashion/accessories in store.
Now if you’re a regular on the blog you’d know that I’ve got a huge love affair with bangles so obviously I had to include it onto my list. My top 5 summer accessories are: Gold Headband from Mr Price: This is definitely my summer lifesaver. It keeps my hair out of my neck and it looks supper pretty. With most headbands I tend to get a headache after wearing it for a few hours but not with this one. I got this headband at a steal for only R29.99. There’s so many ways to use it but this is my go to hairstyle. Owl Cuff from Scarlett Boulevard: I’m so bummed that Scarlett Boulevard closed down. I did however manage to buy a few things before they did. I love owl accessories and this is one of my faves. Its not very bulky like most cuffs and it looks pretty expensive. Drop feathers gems earrings from Mr Price: This is definitely my most loved pair of earrings for summer. It has this whole boho chic feel to them and they were on sale for only R19.99. If you love colour and feathers … GET THIS! Spikes style gold and turquoise necklace from Scarlett Boulevard: At the moment I’m thinking of ways to give this necklace a serious DIY. I hate that the colour came off. Being light of complexion made it a nightmare because it rubbed off on my neck (not a pretty sight). I have managed to put clear nailpolish on it to prevent it and it still remains my best neck piece. Gold “Lady Like” bangles from Mr Price: saving the best for last. The best R30 I’ve spent on accessories. I love that these bangles can’t be separated because that is how I loose them. Another bonus is that they are nickel free. They look so pretty paired with the proper outfit.
Today its all about local is lekker … In this case, local is cute. I love stumbling upon local brands that sells pretty things but is yet affordable for us budget girls to spend on. Creative peeps warms my heart and that’s exactly what my new found brand is all about. The name of this brand says it all, everything is as cute as a button.
The darlings over at Cute as a Button Crafts & Designs makes the most stunning handmade accessories and its a definite must have in your jewellery collection this summer. I’ve seen many people sell button accessories but the prices are ridiculous and not as pretty as the ones that Tish design’s.
I’ve seen really beautiful pieces that’s so on trend and know that each button loving darling should definitely have. All the pieces in this post were carefully crafted, made with love and made it onto my must have list.
Another great thing about their accessories is that it looks really expensive but is easy on the pocket. See why I love their goodies?
Also the fab darlings over at Cute As Button suggests that their accessories would make really wonderful gifts for a bachelorette party, kitchen tea, birthday or any other girls night get together that you could gift to your guests . To order just email email@example.com.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE online shopping and one of my most loved online stores would have to be Scarlett Boulevard. I’ve blogged about Scarlett Boulevard before, over here and here but I decided to do another post to inform your darlings on a few changes.
At the moment Scarlett Boulevard is having a major sale and selling all their accessories at a crazy reduced price before/after they switch currencies. Ofcourse there were a few things that I just had to have! My order will be arriving in two because one of the darlings over at SB lives all the way in the UK and she sends it from there. These are the 3 goodies I received in my first package :
In a previous post I said that I loved this owl cuff and then I spotted it on Scarlett Boulevard for only R50! Their prices are extremely affordable compared to many online stores and even normal stores, that’s why I love buying from them.
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WARNING : Today’s Must Have Monday’s post = highly addictive and believe me when I say, you’re going to want everything! Must have monday’s just became a whole lot cutesy!
I recently stumbled upon a brand called “Kimmidoll”. “Kimmidoll is a family of contemporary doll characters, each lovingly designed to represent “Life’s True Values”. Kimmidoll has something for everybody, from home deco items, to jewellery and even stationery.
My mom has this thing where she says “you see nothing, you want nothing” and after stumbling upon Kimmidoll, I honestly want everything. I had to limit myself from making a collage of everything on their website. This is really something that I want with my bunch of 21st birthday gifts in January.
Let’s start from the beginning. I want Kimmidoll in my life… Starting with my home : mugs, jewellery box, candles, tissue box covers and even a soap on dish. I want everything so badly, I had to take something from each Kimmidoll and not in sets. They even have their own names!!!
Then there’s the fashion accessories. The jewellery are to die for and I’d probably pimp out all my handbags with their cute hangers.
I’m one of those people that wants a different purse and makeup bag with each one of my handbags. I’m in LUST with the selection of purses and makeup bags that Kimmidoll has. I NEED.WANT.MUST-HAVE all of them.
The one thing that I miss most about school is definitely the stationery shopping and Kimmidoll has quite a selection of stationery goodies. I love stationery and seeing that I start university next year, you can just imagine how my eyes filled with little hearts after spotting all their beautiful notebooks and pens.
The new “KIMMIDOLL LOVE” products will be available from January (nudge nudge my birthday month) but the rest of the range you can find at most Exclusive Books, Cardies stores as well as independent gifting shops like “Get Graphic” in Canal Walk and Martha’s Vineyard in Waterfront.
Let’s round up this post before I create more collages. I might seem a bit crazy wanting to send family and friends my wishlist but I’d much rather have things that I’d adore than let my unwanted gifts gather dust at the back of my cupboard/closet. I’d definitely not let Kimmidoll gather dust… Just saying.
This giveaway is long overdue and I thought its by time I put it up. Firstly I would like to say Thank you to those who reads City Girl Vibe, Comments, Tweets, and the new friendships I’ve built through blogging and let’s not forget the amazing opportunities and people that’s always sending me things to review. Everything is appreciated and never goes unnoticed.
This is my way of saying Thank You and happy holidays! My giveaway I wanted to give away something that City Girl Vibe is all about so I thought I’d put together a hamper to one lucky person that enters my giveaway. Without going too much into detail, I’d just like to keep it short and simple. I hate all these unnecessary steps so I’m going to get right into it.
•In my hamper you will find A fab Summer dress that I will be buying from Mr Price Online, some jewellery, Makeup, Beauty Products, Cds, Earphones and Ill be adding new things to it as we go along.
Ill post little sneak peaks of the giveaway on my twitter and facebook page so keep an eye out!
•Like My Facebook page over here
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•Leave A comment with your dress size(S,M,L,XL), Twitter handle, Facebook name and your email address.
•For one entry per day, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post
•For each person you refer to my Facebook page, you will receive and additional entry.
P.s I will be doing my draw “old school” and upload a Youtube video where Ill draw the winnerS name out of a hat. No computer programs. The competition closes on the 15th of December because I want to get the prize to you before christmas. I might be throwing in some spot prizes depending on the response I get.
Thank you for entering and Goodluck. (Unfortunately only open to South African residents).
I’m a huge jewellery fan and even huger Scarlett Boulevard fan. I love all their goodies and how affordable they are. All their jewellery and accessories are imported from the UK but yet they so affordable!
My goal was to go on a mini Scarlett Boulevard shopping spree but then…*huge sigh*… My university acceptance letter arrived and I had to pay my registration fee. I think that was Mother Nature’s(I say that a lot lately) way of holding me off to buy some goodies because they got even more new lust worthy stock in on their online store.
Enough of my rambling! Check out their store and spoil yourself, their stock flies out super fast. Click on the Scarlett Boulevard ad/banner on the right hand side of my blog and it’ll take you right to it… GO ON…YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
This is my Scarlett Boulevard Lust Have list! Lovely hey?!
This week my colour of choice is red. One sultry, sexy colour that compliments each and every skin tone.
As I’ve said on my blog many times that I love magazines and blogs/websites so seeing that I can’t get my hands on international mags, I have to stalk their websites. At the moment its Fall in America and according to Harper’s Bazaar the “it” colour this Fall is definitely red. Red is bracing the red carpet and it just happens to be one of my fav colours.
The only thing is that I wear it all year round. Different fabrics for different seasons. My “red lust list” is so long and this is what it looks like. Mine has mostly summer items on it and if I could update my closet just a little, this is what I would choose.
These are a few of my fav red all year round items that’s bracing my closet. I’m big on fashion but i prefer timeless pieces that i can wear over and over again without it going out of style. I’m definitely going to be updating it later on and adding new items but right now this is the goodies I’m loving.
On Saturday I received my Avon goodies that I ordered in the September catalogue, from lippies to skincare products and even jewellery.
I’ve always been a huge Avon fan and I tend to buy alot of things when it comes closer to the end of the year because they have some great specials and deals. I love how Avon is so easy on the pocket and still have quality products.
This is just a post to show everybody what I bought and Ill do individual reviews over the next few weeks after I’ve used all the products for a week or so.
Clearskin Blackhead Clearing – The one product that I immediately started using and loving. I’ve been using products to reduce blackheads but I wanted something that would focus on blackheads alone and this baby is my new best friend
COLORTREND Foundation with SPF 15 -Its time I changed foundations so I bought these two from the Colortrend range, it costs way less when you purchase two. There’s 5 shades you can choose from and I choose the second lightest which is “Near Nude”. Two costs R89
COLORTREND Lipstick with SPF 15 – I love lipstick and when I saw that I can get 2 for R49 I immediately choose my fav two in Rich Ruby and Lucky Kiss. The perfect lippies to protect your lips from the sun and still give you pout perfect lips.
COLORTREND Lipgloss – its been forever since I purchased lipgloss and I’m very picky when it comes to lipgloss. I don’t want it to be too sticky but I don’t want it to be too runny either so I gave these two a shot for R49. There’s 8 little beauties to choose from, I chose start up pink and watermelon ice.
The weather is changing and the sun is becoming more harsher. I had to change my shampoo to something that would repair my brittle split-ends and nourish my sensitive scalp. I’ve had trouble in the past with shampoo that would be too harsh on my scalp that cause it to go red so I chose this mild anti-dandruff shampoo.
Along with my beauty products I chose some goodies like a comb for when I style my hair, a set of 3 studded earrings and a beautiful bracelet that’s in support of encouraging woman to speak out against domestic violence.
In my package I also received the October catalogue and boy oh boy this one is even bigger and better but I’m holding off until December. Watch out for my individual product reviews + swatches over the next few weeks!
So the colour I’m focusing on this week is black, particularly due to the fact that I’ve been following #NYFW tweets and posts religiously and the one colour that’s been gracing the catwalk the most is Black. Its the most talked about and according to designers “timeless”.
If there’s one colour that I absolutely love then it would have to be black, Girly goth maybe?… No?. Black is just one of those elegant and versatile colours that one can never go wrong with.
Black is also a shade that I adore on my nails or even simple clothing items where I’d add abit of colour into it. If I had to create my own picture of all the things that I love incorporating black into it then this is what it would look like. From clothes to makeup to jewellery. A picture really is worth a thousand words.
So obviously in order to love black I’d have to own quite a few black items. These are by far my fav and most worn items and believe me when I say “it’s only a drop in the ocean” compared to all the black items that I do own. From my Oasis mullet dress (that I’m definitely wearing this season because its sheer and lightweight enough even though its black) to my fav gold and black sling bag. If I had to colour my world in black and put together an outfit… THIS WOULD BE IT!