‘Round the world ticket (December 2014)

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Here are links to some great articles I found on the internet.  Enjoy!

In the USA, there’s an app that connects you to tow vehicles if your car breaks down.  Interesting.

How to become an astrologer – the route the AstroTwins took.

Tips on how to be happy at work.

I can’t say it enough.  I love E. Jean Carroll’s Agony Aunt column.  This person wanted to know if he should be honest about his um, colourful dating past and as usual, I love Auntie E’s response.

50 cities you must see before you die according to Huffington Post.



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Nail art: Tell me about it, stud!

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I love this striking blue polish.  Unfortunately, I can’t remember what brand it is or its name.  Pity.  Anyway, on with the nail art talk.  When it comes to nail art, I love studs, charms, embellishments and things like that.  When I put studs on this striking polish colour, I fell in love with the result.  I really couldn’t stop looking at it and the whole look was so easy to do.  Exactly the kind of nail art I like.

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Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos

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Bedroom at Four Points Points by Sheraton, Lagos

Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos, part of the well-known Four Points by Sheraton chain of hotels is located in Victoria Island.  The hotel has over 200 rooms, one main restaurant, a lobby café, about 3 bars, a gym, a swimming pool and a spa – quite a few facilities, actually.

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How to spend Christmas away from family

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Christmas is traditionally the time to spend with family.  It’s therefore no surprise that some people find it a depressing time.  Spending Christmas with family can mean lots of housework, lots of fake smiles and lots of time spent wishing you were somewhere else.  And that’s for people who even have family to share it with.  For people who have no family or who live far away from them, Christmas surrounded by images of happy families on TV and in magazines can drive one to depression.  And even if you do love your family, sometimes you just want a break.  It’s not that you don’t love your family, it’s just that after spending the year with them at various birthdays, weddings and other celebrations, you would rather spend a few days away from them.

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Picture of the month: Tokyo

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I have a thing for Japan.  I’m totally fascinated with the place, especially Tokyo.  It’s one of the places I would most like to visit.  I’m a real city girl so while I would love to visit the Japanese country side, I suspect I would be happiest in the Japanese capital, Tokyo.  This picture is of Shinjuku in Tokyo.  I must remember to stop there when I (eventually) get my dream of going to Tokyo :-)




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Nail art: The beauty beneath

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I first saw this style of nail art on another nail art enthusiast’s blog and immediately fell in love with it.  I love the simplicity of the art as well as the contrast between the black and the bright colours.  I did this nail design using nail tape.  Using nail tape is always a fiddly process so this nail look took a while to do.  The result was worth it though!

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How to move forward in life

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‘Round the world ticket (November 2014)

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Here are links to some great articles I found on the internet.  Enjoy!

6 simple ways to improve the way you speak

Patek Phillipe has released a $2.5million watch.  I don’t even know what to say about that.

How Danish companies keep happiness and productivity high in the workplace.

Watch this girl cover up serious acne with makeup.  The result is amazing!

Why the media needs to STOP with the scary and misleading headlines.



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Nail Art: Gold Pitch

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Black and gold is a colour combination I come back to again and again when it comes to nail art.     Before I started putting up pictures of my nail art, I didn’t realise I liked that combination so much.  What the subconscious knows, eh?

Want to see my latest nail art designs?  Follow me on Instagram.  In Lagos and want nail art done?  Let me know.  To get nail art done on natural or artificial nails, send an email to lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

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5 things to do as soon as you’re promoted

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Congratulations!  You’ve been promoted.  You’ve worked hard, you’ve networked, you’ve been nice and now, you’ve been rewarded with the promotion you’ve been angling for.  Time to celebrate, right?  Actually, no.  Before you pop open that bottle of champagne, here are a few things you need to do:  Continue reading

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