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Monday, November 29, 2021

Holiday gift ideas for your dogs

November 29, 2021 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Since the holiday season has officially started, I want to share a few gift ideas with you. This year, I'm starting with holiday gift ideas for your dogs!

I always buy Christmas presents for Rascal and, I know that the majority of dog guardians (I don't like the word owners) do the same for their pets.
Rascal at Christmas 2020
Rascal - Christmas 2020

I always dress Rascal in cosy sweaters during the colder months, so a warm outfit is always number one on my list! Dogs can get cold, just like us! Small dogs, as well as dogs with short coats, feel the cold more sharply than larger dogs or breeds with thick coats. These dogs may need a sweater or coat when outside for extended periods during the winter.
Maltipoo in sweaters
Check out my picks:

Collars and accessories are a perfect gift for dogs that do not need or want to wear clothes.

Toys and treats are always good gift ideas that your furry friends will surely enjoy.

These are just a few gift ideas I wanted to share with you today. If you have pets, let me know if you buy them Christmas/holiday gifts?





Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The best earrings for your face shape

September 29, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


Knowing your face shape can be helpful when choosing your hairstyle, makeup, eyebrow shape, glasses and even earring style. A long time ago, I shared a quiz to help you determine which face shape you have. In previous posts, I talked about the best eyebrows for your face shape and the best sunglasses for your face shape. Today, I want to share some tips on how to choose the best earring that will flatter and define your features.


It is important to choose earrings that complement your natural beauty rather than choosing ones that are 'in style'. A simple trick is to pick the earrings that are opposite to your face shape. Keep reading to see what I mean by this.


woman trying on earrings in a shop


Round face

Drop earrings and long dangles look stunning on you, as long earrings will help to elongate your face. Earrings with a sleek and long build are your best choice.


Square face

Round earrings, such are hoops, are your best choice. Earrings with rounded edges are a great choice because they bring attention to your earrings and help soften your face’s natural angles.


Heart-shaped face

To balance your natural face shape, try earrings that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Earrings with soft curves such as teardrop styles balance out the face and draw attention to the eyes, cheekbones and jawline.


Diamond face

Earrings that balance your natural features are ones that are more wide than long. A combination of curves and straight lines are also flattering, as are earrings with delicate drops.


Narrow face

For you, chunky earrings work well. Short dangles are also flattering to narrow faces. Dangling earrings with elongated curves will highlight the cheekbones and soften your appearance.


Oval face

People with an oval face shape are considered the luckiest. Oval faces have incredible versatility in what they can wear, so have fun experimenting; you can wear any style you like!








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Monday, September 20, 2021

How to style uneven earlobe piercings

September 20, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


As you can see from the current most popular posts in the sidebar, piercing-related articles are well-liked on this blog.


Today I want to talk to you about an unfortunate situation; that sadly is not that uncommon! Uneven piercings occur when one ear is pierced slightly higher or off to one side from the other. When this happens, the only way to correct the problem is to have one of your lobes re-pierced to match the other. First, the earrings must be removed, and the piercing must close before you can pierce it again. Healing generally takes six to eight weeks.


If a person only has one set of earlobe piercings, the best thing to do is getting one or both ears re-pierced. However, if the unevenness happens with a second or third set of lobe piercings, there can be other options.


If getting them re-pierced isn't an option for you, and you do not want any more piercings, your best option is mixing and matching your earrings. Having different shapes and sizes across your lobes could help offset the placement discrepancy. Furthermore, mismatched earrings are very trendy at the moment.


uneven lobe piercing with mismatched earrings

My lobes are pierced this way intentionally. I prefer an asymmetrical look!


uneven lobe piercing with same earrings


As you can see, when wearing the same jewellery on both ears, the unevenness is much more noticeable.


Alternatively, if you are open to the idea of adding more ear piercings, you could try a constellation piercing. This will make the uneven piercing look intentional. Constellation piercings are multiple piercings that are placed to create unique patterns that are reminiscent of star constellations in the sky. While constellation piercings can come about accidentally or by fixing an ill-placed piercing, they can also be deliberate.


If you are searching for an edgier option, you could also add another piercing to create an orbital! An orbital piercing is a combination of two ear piercings connected by one piece of jewellery, generally a hoop.


Remember, when getting a piercing, always check the marks in a mirror before approving the piercing. 



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Friday, September 10, 2021

Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy

September 10, 2021 1 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Autumn/Fall is only a few days away and, with the new season come new nail polish colour trends.   In today's post, I will share my favourite colours for the coming season!



Let me start with one of my favourite nail colour trends;


  • Green

Green nail polishes are becoming very popular in every shade you can think of - from olive and sage to hunter green and jade.

Since this is the nail colour I am wearing right now, I'm adding a "nails of the day" (NOTD) post in this article.  Back when I started this blog, I used to publish these types of posts quite regularly.  

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

  • Deep nude

Nude colours have an elegant and clean look.  Selecting a slightly deeper tone is a great way to update your look for the new season.


  • Deep red

Reds and burgundies are traditional autumn and winter colours but hugely popular this year, nonetheless. 


  • Brown

From chocolate brown, tan, or taupe, there are various shades of brown you can choose from. 


  • Mix and match

When you cannot decide which autumn nail polish shade you want, you can always wear a different colour on each nail. 



What is your favourite nail polish colour?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Have a great weekend!









Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Six (6) reasons to keep your nails short

September 08, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


Long nails are perceived by many as being classy and stylish.  However, long nails may not be worth the looks.

Below are six (6) reasons to opt for short nails instead of long ones.


1.  Practical


Short nails give you the freedom to do all the things that you love without restrictions - you can easily do your chores, pull your zipper, buckle shoes, play with your pet or young children and wear contact lenses.  People with long nails know the pain of trying to do the simplest, everyday tasks.  Typing on a keyboard, opening containers, and even fiddling with buttons can prove to be difficult with long fingernails in the way. 


colourful manicure


2.  Fuss-free


The last thing you need on your worry list is the possibility of breaking a nail.  Keeping long nails also pose a health hazard to you and the people around you.  Constantly poking yourself in the eye - not fun!


3.  Hygienic


Health and hygiene go hand in hand.  Fingernails can harbour dirt and germs, leading to the spread of infections.  Longs nails are also a breeding ground for bacterial and fungal infections.  Ideally, you should trim your nails often and keep them short during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Considering that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes, keeping our hands, and by extension our nails, clean is vital.  Regardless of COVID-19, studies have shown that nail extensions and artificial nails harbour more bacteria than natural nails.


4.  Stronger


As we all know, shorter hair that undergoes regular trims tends to be stronger (and healthier) than long hair, and the same can be said for fingernails.  


woman getting her short nails done



5.  Saves time and money


Just imagine all the money you can save on manicures and nail polish if you keep your nails short.  Plus, short nails are easier to maintain and save you a lot of time. 


6.  Versatile


You can never go wrong with short nails no matter the occasion be it, a party, work or anything in between.



I've been keeping my fingernails short for a while now; I find them more practical this way.  Do you prefer long or short fingernails?








Monday, September 06, 2021

How often should you trim your hair? ✂️

September 06, 2021 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

You have all heard that you should get a trim regularly if you want to keep your hair strong and healthy, but how do you know when the right time is?  How often you should cut your hair depending on your hair texture and your current haircut.

hairdresser cutting straight hair

Many hairstylists used to suggest getting a trim once a month, every four (4) weeks.  Yes, if you have short hair, you should trim it every four weeks; if you want to keep your current hairstyle.  However, if you have medium-length hair, a cut every four weeks is probably too often.  Getting a haircut every eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks is a better option to keep your medium length looking healthy without growing it out long.

If you have long hair, you can wait even more than eight to twelve weeks between haircuts.  A  haircut every three (3) to four (4) months will work best for your needs.  You have to give your hair time to grow (about 0.5 inches each month) between cuts to avoid sacrificing length.  When I used to wear my hair straight, I trimmed it every three or four weeks.  Nowadays, I wear my hair in its natural texture (I have a loose curly hair pattern), and I plan to trim my hair at the beginning of each season!  By doing so, I will be giving myself a haircut four times a year, once every three months (12 weeks).  To be honest, I am still getting used to waiting this long to cut my hair.

hairdresser cutting curly hair

If you have fine hair, you should get a trim every four (4) to six (6) weeks.  Fine hair is more susceptible to damage from styling tools and products than other hair types.   For this reason, frequent trims are a must for healthy-looking hair.   


If you have layered hair, you might notice that within a couple of months, your haircut loses its shape.  Usually, longer layered styles can stretch a bit longer between trims.  Layers should be reshaped every eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks.   Fringes or bangs should be trimmed monthly, but you can go longer if you have lower-maintenance styles like wispy bangs or curtain bangs.


Here are telltale signs that you need a haircut:  


  • Your hair tangles easily and it gets harder to detangle.
  • Your hair is thick at the roots but thin at the ends.
  • You have more bad than good hair days.
  • Your curls start losing or changing their shape.
  • You notice split ends.
  • The ends of your hair stick together/tangle.
  • The ends of your hair start breaking off.
  • Split ends are travelling up your hair shaft.

No matter how thick and strong your hair is, you should never wait longer than six (6)  

months in between haircuts.  After a certain amount of time, no matter how well you treat your hair, your ends tend to get damaged!



How often do you get a haircut?