17 April 2014

Easter Time / Shopping Guide

1. Morgan Taylor in New Romance - Retail Box 
2. Rabbit Note Book - Typo 
3. Nails Inc Sprinkles Nail Polish - Red Square
4. Egg Cup & Spoon - Yuppiechef
5. Paint Your Own Bunnies - Typo
6. Lush Golden Eggs - Lush South Africa 
7. Lush Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar - Lush South Africa
8. Yankee Candle Bunny Cake - Your nearest Yankee Candle Outlet
9. 3D Easter Cookie Cutters - Yuppiechef
10. Easter Cookie Cutters - Yuppiechef
11. Lush Brightside Bubble Bar - Lush South Africa
12. Lush Candy Fluff Ballistic - Lush South Africa
13. The Body Shop's Raspberry Body Butter - The Body Shop
14. Bunny Egg Cup - Woolworths
15. Stila Spring Break Lip Glaze - WoolworthsRubybox
16. Essie Full Steam Ahead - Dischem / Clicks / Sorbet Salons
17. Essie Castaway - Dischem / Clicks / Sorbet Salons
18. Essie Mint Candy Apple - Dischem / Clicks / Sorbet Salons
19. Yankee Candle White Chocolate Bunnies - Your nearest Yankee Candle Outlet
20. Morgan Taylor in Could Have Foiled Me - Retail Box

Have a beautiful Easter weekend, everyone - and I hope you all get spoilt with at least one item off this list ;)
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P.S. If you haven't entered the Yummy Yankee Candle Giveaway, don't forget to :) 

16 April 2014

{Giveaway} A Yummy Yankee Candle

I've decided it's time to do a thank you giveaway on the blog - it's just something small to say a huuuge thank you to each and everyone of you who takes the time to read my blog. I don't blog for anyone else, but for myself, and I simply love it. You, as the reader, make my blogging all the more enjoyable by showing me all the love you do - it blows my mind every day knowing I have 'fans'out there ... So, THANK YOU :)

Now onto the giveaway ...

Yankee Candles are one of my absolute favorite things and I know a lot of you love them too ... Some of my favorite scents are pictured below and I just cannot get enough of them! So having said that, I'll be giving away one of these deeelicious large candles!

All you have to do to enter is... 

♥ Follow Minkys on Bloglovin' by clicking HERE
♥ Follow Minkys on Twitter by clicking HERE and tweet "It's @MinkysBlog Thank-You-Giveaway and I want to win a super yummy Yankee Candle". 
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♥ Share this blog post with your Facebook friends. 
♥ Leave a comment below telling me which blog posts you love reading on Minkys and what you would like to read more of. NB: Please don't forget to include a VALID email address in your comments below! 

I will randomly choose the winner on Friday the 25th of April and will email him/her asking which flavor Yankee Candle they would love, and I will then go to my nearest Yankee Candle outlet and make the purchase, myself :) BONUS: I will also throw in a few other little surprise goodies into the mix! What better way to say thank you to my beautiful readers than by giving away a beautiful Yankee Candle - such a treat :) 

This giveaway is only open to SOUTH AFRICAN residents! 

P.S.: I ♥ you all! 

10 April 2014

Easter Inspired Manicure - Polka Dotty ♥

With Easter nearly nearly here, I have decided to do another fun and easy tutorial. My favorite thing to snack on is speckled eggs (especially the ones from Woolies, oh em gee, I can eat a whole packet in one go!), so these little treats were the inspiration behind this manicure. If you haven't seen the first one, you can see it HERE where you'll notice I used all pastel shades. In this one, I've chosen polka dots as the look. This manicure is so easy, and all you need is three shades of polish you would like to use, and a bobby pin to do the polka dots with.

I used the following three shades:

♥ Essie - Boom Boom Boom
♥ Essie - Blanc
♥ Essie - Play Date

Pink is my absolute favorite colour, and purple normally goes beautifully with pink, so that is why I chose these shades. After I applied my base coat (OPI's Nail Envy) I did two coats of each polish on my nails. I waited veeerrry long for them to dry, so that they were dry to the touch, before I started with the polka dots.

Now you're probably wondering how on earth did I do the polka dots? All I used was the end of a bobby pin. I have millions lying around everywhere and I'm sure you do too, so you don't need to go out and by special nail art dotting tools. All I did was bend the bobby pin open, so it is easy to use, I then put two little drops of the nail polish onto a piece of paper and dipped the round end of the bobby pin into the nail polish droplets and then polka dott'ed my nails. It is sooo easy, I promise you :) 

As you can see my middle finger's polka dots have a marble look as I mixed the pink and white up a bit. I then applied my top coat - I use Mavadry - and I was good to go :) 

What do you think of this manicure? :) 

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