Thursday, 27 October 2011

October Baby

Last week was my birthday and to celebrate I decided to keep it simple by going shopping on the day and dinner with my friend at a seafood restaurant called The Cape Town Fish Market. It was my first time trying out The Cape Town Fish Market and I must admit I was not disappointed at all especially as I am a big seafood lover.

Marie (the bestie) & I


1. Seafood Platter - Lobster, fish cakes, calamari, prawns,  fried fish & mussels (Yummm!!), 2. Birthday cheesecake

Later on in the evening I was surprised with a trip to the Lyceum Theatre to watch The Lion King. The Lion King was an amazing show and it was something I have wanted to see for a few years and I was definitely happy with my surprise.

On Friday I was then treated to another surprise which involved a little getaway to a spa and one of my treatments was a full body aromatheraphy massage with bits of a Swedish massge incorporated into it. I've had massgaes before but this one was the BEST! All I wanted to do afterwards was fall asleep in the spa relaxtion room but instead I had to get ready for dinner lol. I must say the spa getaway was a great way to end my birthday celebrations this year.


Off to dinner (excuse my tired face but that massage made me very sleepy lol)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Ping Pong Xmas Menu Preview Dinner

Earlier this week I  happened to win a twitter competition by Ping Pong to attend their Preview Dinner for their new Xmas Menu at their St. Paul's restaurant which entailed endless Dim Sum and free cocktails. Being a Ping Pong (& dim sum virgin) I was unsure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised throughout the night and I am now a Dim Sum convert! 

We learnt how to make dim sum with Ping Pong's Head Chef and the dim dum chefs and I must say I am quite pleased with our attempt. 

1. Dim sum made by attendees, 2. My attempt at making dim sum, 3. My sister & her dim sum

My favourite's from the Xmas Menu were the Lobster dumpling and the Mixed Game Puff. (You have to try the Lobster dumpling, it is to die for Mmm)

My sister and I sat the bar for the majority night which was a big mistake as the cocktails kept coming our way but it was definitely not an intentional strategy. I blame my alcohol intake on the fact that the dinner was the night before my birthday so it was an excuse to start my celebrations early.

1. Red Glow Cocktails (Non-alcoholic in the tall glasses), 2. Jelly shots, 3. The orange shot glass was a sample of a mango cocktail & the pink shot glass was a sample of a lychee cocktail, both tasted very nice.

The Red Glow Cocktails which is part of the Xmas Menu was a favourite of mine and I had one in my hand all night. Red Glow is made with - "hints of almond with a sharp edge - cranberry juice, amaretto with single state appleton vx rum topped with lanson black label champagne and cranberries" YUM!!!


Photo booth fun with my sister

I must say that the Ping Pong staff are a very friendly and welcoming bunch from the Managing Director to the bar staff and I will be returning again to try the Xmas menu as well as the normal menu (and to also to get my hands on that red glow cocktail again).

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Blue Suede Shoes & Wedge Boots

Topshop - Blue Suede Slipper Shoes


These blue suede slipper shoes were an early birthday present that I got last week from my bestie and I LOVE them!! I can't believe I was even considering taking them back.

Dune - Wedge Boot


I bought these wedges over the weekend and they have been glued to my feet since.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Weekend Shopping Buys

This weekend I went on a compulsory shopping trip to Westfield Stratford with my mum which I was dreading as she always gets on my nerves when I shop with her but I actually really enjoyed it lol. Whilst shopping I managed to pick up quite a few beauty essentials. Here are my buys from the weekend:

Beauty

l-r: (all from The Body Shop)
Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
Vitamin E Facial Oil
Tea Tree Facial Wash
Tea Tree Oil
Coconut Body Butter

MakeUp

Swatches




l-r:
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Gel - Blacktrack
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NC50

Nails

l-r: 
No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish - Cheeky Chops
No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish - Mojo
L.A. Colors - Pink Satin
L.A. Colors - Sea Siren
L.A. Colors - Star Light

I have never tried the L.A. Colors brand before but after going into Beauty Base in Westfield last weekend I had the urge to buy something especially when all the products are priced at 99p each. I also loved the way the nail polishes are displayed in colour order which made it hard to choose as there are so many shades to choose from. In my last post I wore the Sea Siren shade pictured above which I love.

Friday, 14 October 2011

L.A. Colors - Sea Siren

Currently I am wearing a L.A. Colors polish on my nails in Sea Siren. Sea Siren is a shimmering turquoise colour and I love it! I have an obsession with turquoise nails and I am glad I picked up this colour even though I wasn't sure about the brand but for 99p I knew I couldn't go wrong.


The colour looks a lot more better in person but I couldn't get it to show up on my camera. To achieve this look it took tow coats and the consistency of this polish is actually quite good and it's not too thick either. I bought it from Beauty Base in Westfield and all L.A. Colors polishes are priced at 99p

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Make Up: Natural Eye Shadow


l-r: 
MAC Patina e/s (as you can see it is a fav of mine) & MAC Concrete e/s

If you haven't noticed already the only colours I seem to ever wear on my eyes are neutral/natural and gold tones (boring I know but that's just me). I tend to stick with these colours as I find it safe for everyday wear especially as I'm not really a fan of wearing too much make-up. 

For a quick look on an extremely hot day I used Patina one of my favourite everyday wear goldish brown shade eye shadow  from MAC and I used Concrete on the crease which is a dark brown shade.

A close up of my eyes


Eyes
MAC - Patina e/s (on lid)
MAC - Concrete e/s (on crease)
MAC - Blacktrack Fluid Line Gel Eyeliner
Loreal - Volume Millions Lashes Mascara


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