Category Archive: Personal

April 23, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

What to Shop for at Sephora: The Cult Must-Have Products

What to Shop for at Sephora: The Cult Must-Have Products

I’m not really a big one for shopping when I travel. I honestly plan so much of my trips around eating that there’s hardly any time (or tbh, money) left for shopping. But if there’s one store I always make sure to visit between gaining 10-15 kg’s, it’s Sephora. The holy grail of beauty shopping, […]

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April 22, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

CLOSED | WIN A Pair of Earrings from Black Betty’s Pinky Swear Range

CLOSED | WIN A Pair of Earrings from Black Betty’s Pinky Swear Range

I’m a real sentimentalist, so I love a piece of jewellery with a story behind it. If, like me, you’d rather have a pair of earrings or a sparkly ring that comes with a beautiful story, you’ll love the idea behind the new range from South African studio Black Betty Design. Pinky Swear by Black […]

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February 28, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

5 Tips for buying the Perfect Pair of Jeans

5 Tips for buying the Perfect Pair of Jeans

I know I don’t need to explain to any girl out there how hard it can be to find the perfect pair of jeans. I’ve literally been reduced to tears trying on jeans and ended up leaving the store a sweaty, emotional mess. But over the years (and maybe as I draw nearer to 30) […]

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February 9, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Blogging Tips for 2018

10 Blogging Tips for 2018

Although it’s been pretty quiet around here so far this year, I’m actually really excited about what 2018 holds for Tails Of A Mermaid. I’m busy wrapping up a big freelance project that has kept me busy from 8am-5pm every day, and I can’t wait to get stuck back into this blog. I get a […]

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January 19, 2018   /   by natalie   /  

Reader Recommendations: 20 Books to Read in 2018

Reader Recommendations: 20 Books to Read in 2018

Happy 2018! It’s been a little quiet over here as I took a much-needed break over Christmas and New Years to road trip the east coast of South Africa. Then it took me a little while to get back into blogging, but I’m back home, back to work and ready for an exciting year! I’ve […]

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January 19, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

With thousands of kilometres of (relatively) well-maintained roads, beautiful landscapes, diverse scenery and idyllic towns, South Africa is the road tripper’s dream destination. It’s hard to decide which part of South Africa is best for road trips, and that depends on what experiences you’re after and what kind of landscape you love. I love mixing […]

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December 19, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Our 2018 Bathroom Makeover Inspiration

Our 2018 Bathroom Makeover Inspiration

Since we moved into our place in 2015, we’ve spent countless hours lovingly upgrading and updating the empty shell we first bought. It’s been a really fun and interesting process and to be honest, I have loved every moment of it. After getting the boring stuff like blinds and a proper garage door out the […]

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December 13, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock Street Art

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock Street Art

I always say there’s no better way to explore a city than by foot. Pounding the pavement gives you the opportunity to really feel the city – get in touch with the smells (not always that great tbh), the energy and especially the people. My neighbourhood of Woodstock is one of the brightest and most […]

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December 13, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

15 One-Piece Swimsuits You Need This Summer

15 One-Piece Swimsuits You Need This Summer

I personally love a one-piece swimsuit. And not just because I’ve given my life over to carbs. I just really love the look (a kind-of mysterious sexiness) and I think one-pieces are far more comfortable than bikinis. People often ask me where I shop my cute one-piece suits, and this year we’re all in luck […]

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November 22, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

My boyfriend always says it’s hard to shop for me, but I can’t imagine why. I literally love all presents! His argument is that I already have everything I need, which is fair enough. But do I have everything I want? I think not. I’m a big believer in gifting spoils, rather than that gifts […]

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