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   /   ,

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

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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April 18, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Reader Recommendations: The Top 15 Icons to See in New York

Reader Recommendations: The Top 15 Icons to See in New York

I’m turning 30 this year and I do not plan on playing it down or allowing it to slip by with little fanfare and even less cake. I actually can’t wait to turn 30 and experience all that my next decade holds – most of my girlfriends are already in their 30’s and they are even […]

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April 3, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways: Book in April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart

TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways: Book in April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart

Book your spot on the adventure of a lifetime! Sign up and confirm your spot by the end of April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart.

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March 12, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

After visiting Reunion Island 5 times myself and receiving countless questions from readers and friends eager to visit, I decided to develop the Tails Of A Mermaid Reunion Island Getaways as an opportunity for young (and old!) women to visit the island independently, while in the safety of a group. It’s a way for likeminded […]

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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 26, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

When I’m craving a little luxury and relaxation, I always head straight to the winelands. One of the best things about living in Cape Town is that we’re less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful countryside and delicious food in South Africa. Franschhoek is so beautiful at this time of year, […]

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February 15, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Cape Town to Coffee Bay: Road Tripping in South Africa

Cape Town to Coffee Bay: Road Tripping in South Africa

With thousands of kilometres of relatively well-maintained roads, beautiful landscapes, diverse scenery and picturesque small towns, road tripping in South Africa is a must-do for visitors and locals. It’s hard to decide which part of South Africa is best for road tripping, and that depends on what experiences and activities you’re after and what kind […]

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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 31, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

Day Zero is rapidly approaching Cape Town and by now, we should all be doing absolutely everything we can to save as much water as possible. The reality of the drought has seriously hit home and it’s safe to say we are all preparing for the day when taps across the city are going to be […]

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