Nail Art: Love Nails

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This would be good for Valentine’s Day, no?  In fact, I did it around that time.  I created this nail art look using a Bundle Monster stamping plate.  Usually, I find nail stamping a little fiddly but this one was fast and easy.  Perfect. :-)

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The result of travelling

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The one thing you should never do when you’re upset at work.

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It’s inevitable that you’ll get upset or angry at some point (or many points ;-) ) in the office.  You’re surrounded by people (many of whom you would definitely not have chosen to be in close proximity with), you have crazy deadlines and you have non-work-related things on your mind.  It’s easy to feel less than happy from time to time in the workplace.  When those times come ‘round, there’s one thing I feel you should never ever do.  I know many people out there will think what I’m about to say is ‘cry’ but no.  That’s a post I’ll leave for another day.  Remind me if I don’t get to it soon ;-)  So no, it’s not ‘don’t cry’.

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Nail Art: Little ‘Bow’ Peep

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Generally, I prefer my nail art loud so for me, this is a toned-down look :-)  Although the colours I used here are soft, I liked the overall look in the end, probably because of the stripes and the little bow which I think give the look a bit of an oomph.

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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‘Round the world ticket (October 2014)

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

These photos celebrity blogger/illustrator/stylist/photographer, Garance Dore, took of her holiday in Mykonos will make you want to go there immediately.

I love seeing everyday pictures of Japan and reading about day-to-day life there so this blog post was right up my alley.

How to love the job you have right now.

4 steps to getting what you want.

How to be a fascinating person.

 

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Restaurant Review: Bistro 7

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Inside Bistro 7

Bistro 7 is a quiet restaurant in Victoria Island offering simple food like pasta, salads, burgers and pizzas.  It has a red, white and black colour scheme which looks cute and a comfortable, home-y looking outdoor seating area.

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How to travel in luxury on a non-luxurious budget

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I love to travel but I particularly love to travel cheap.  I do like my comfort though so I’m always on the look-out for ways to travel first-class on an economy budget.  Here are a few of the tips that have helped me travel in style: Continue reading

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Nail art: 2014 Nigerian independence nails

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Nigeria’s independence day is October 1st.  Last year, I did some independence-themed nail art and enjoyed doing it so much, I decided to create Nigerian independence nail art again this year.

The funny thing is that green is one of my least favourite colours but it is also Nigeria’s main colour so I had no choice but to work with it.  The good thing is that having to use a colour I’m not crazy about forces me to think up fun ways of working with it.  This year, I went with creating gradient nail art and adding a touch of bling to the look with green rhinestones.  Another independence-themed nail art look sorted.  I hope you had fun yesterday!

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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Nail art: night and silver

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Whenever my nails break, I lose a little nail art enthusiasm and it shows.  This was one of those times.  One or two of my nails broke so I cut them all to make them look neat and even, applied a dark polish and stuck on some nail studs.  Short nails tend to look better with dark nail polish and the studs gave this look an edge so in time, I stopped sulking about my nubby nails :-)

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3 ways to get people to help you in the office

3 ways to get people to help you in the office

As much as I hate the saying ‘No man is an island,’ I have to admit that it’s true in the workplace.  It’s difficult to get ahead without getting help from people but not everyone realises this.  Even if you work best alone or are an introvert, from time to time, you will need other people’s help.  Here are 3 tips to make it easier to get people to help you in the workplace: Continue reading

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