Category Archive: Personal

September 10, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

Around Christmas time last year I wrote a post listing of a few of my favourite gift ideas for travellers. But since any time is a good time to gift someone you love, and because you guys often ask, I thought I’d do an updated version with a couple of new items I’ve found which would […]

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September 5, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Learning That Sleep Is The Most Important Form of Self Care

Learning That Sleep Is The Most Important Form of Self Care

When I was 16 years old and an exchange student in Germany, my friends and I used to use the phrase “sleep when you’re dead” all the time. We were young and allowed to drink beer and away from adult supervision for the first time. Who needs sleep when there are nightclubs that will let […]

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July 17, 2018   /   by natalie   /  

My 30th Birthday Party

My 30th Birthday Party

In the months leading up to my 30th birthday, I would lie awake at night, riddled with the exact anxieties I honestly thought I’d skip in my 29th year. Watching my friends go through their own pre-thirty meltdowns over the years left me confused. Like, almost all my friends turned 30 before me and they […]

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June 25, 2018   /   by natalie   /  

30 Things To Do Before You Turn 30 (Pt. 2)

30 Things To Do Before You Turn 30 (Pt. 2)

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I’m turning 30 this year. That’s a small joke because if you’ve ever visited this blog before, or if you follow me on any social media platform or if you’ve met me in real life even just once, you definitely know that I’m turning 30 this year. I’m obsessing […]

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June 21, 2018   /   by natalie   /  

30 Things To Do Before You Turn 30 (Pt. 1)

30 Things To Do Before You Turn 30 (Pt. 1)

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I’m turning 30 this year. That’s a small joke because if you’ve ever visited this blog before, or if you follow me on any social media platform or if you’ve met me in real life even just once, you definitely know that I’m turning 30 this year. I’m obsessing […]

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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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