Tag Archive: Personal

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 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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