Thursday, 20 June 2013


Morning to all!!!!!!! Hope everyone is recovering well from the gloomy weather that we had the past few weeks!!!!!! I apologize for my leave of absence! My excuse, I have been busy!!!! The lamest of all excuses, but it is the truth!!!!! And, I have the blog to blame for this! Actually, I have the blog to thank for this, I believe!!!!! I have been busy making paintings for CLIENTS!!!!!!! I could not be any happier!!!! These two will be getting delivered this weekend and I cannot wait to see them up.

This was done for a fashion show!!! Unfortunately, I did not take a completed picture of it!!!! My bad! But I found this one, you can see a part of it in the background...

I am presently working on a huge personalised collage! Something I love to do!!!!!!! Here is a sneak peak although it is nowhere near done!!!!

And, when this is done, I will be working on the biggest project yet!!!! Kind of scared but up for the challenge. I just love painting!!!! And I could not be any happier!!!!! So, Blog, I thank you!!!!! I also thank Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous!!!! You make me want to paint and excel even more!!!! SO FOR THAT, I THANK YOU!!!!!!!

So, what has happened around here? I haven't been DIY'ing much due to the lack of time but here are some home changes!!!! I finally got my black wall. This will one day be my painting atelier!!!! Soon, I hope! The living room is not cutting it for me anymore!!!!!

I love the black wall so much that I am definitely going to be painting this wall right here!!!!! I cannot wait!!!! Hubby promised that he would do it!!!!!! So I will bust until it gets done!!!!!! lol!!!!!

My purse collection has been increasingly growing, lol! Here it is!!!! Purses make me happy! I am sure all women can relate!!!! My apologies for the blurry pic! Meet my pet lion Leo! He is quite the gentleman, always carries my handbags and not one complaint!

And, lastly, on a completely different note, if you haven't visited "Surround Yourself Pretty" on our Facebook page, here is what we are all about!

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So, there you have it readers, have a fantastic day and surround yourself with prettiness today and everyday!!!!!xoxo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Surround Yourself Pretty!!!!

    Morning to all!!! Well, I won't sugar coat it, the weather outside is frightful!!!!! I am in need of a little vitamin D, maybe a trip down south will hit the spot. But, in reality I'll just pop in a vitamin! More in my budget! LOL! Well, I am happy to announce that I, along with my awesome cousins have teamed up and we are delighted to announce that we will be bringing in accessories for babies and women! I cannot wait to show you all our wonderful products. Our mission, to bring any outfit to the next level!!!!!

    We had a Vogue photo shoot at my house on Thursday!!!!! Minus the Vogue!!! Here is a sneak peak of what went on behind the scenes!!!!!Lol!!!


   And here are some tunes to occupy you this weekend, courtesy of my friend Fay!!!

Leaving u, by Audien+Micheal
I was a fool, by Tegan & Sara
Treasure, by Bruno Mars
Dark Paradise, Pavor Stelar remix
Brighter, by Guena ft Gravitonas
Ambiente, by IHD
Get Lucky, by Daft Punk (my fav)
What I wouldn't o, by Ryder

                                                                        Have a wonderful Weekend, xoxo!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


     Morning to all!!!!! I just love sunny days!!!!! They make want to dress up all colourful as seen in my latest Lookbook look! Today's post is all about a pair of plastic flip flops. I guess I need to blow off some steam. Good old blog, always there for me when I need it most!!!!  A few years back, I believe 3 or 4 years ago, me and my husband, fiance at the time, or maybe boyfriend ( crappy memory) ventured off to Las Vegas, Nevada. On a side note, if you have not been, I truly recommend!!!!! Anyhow, once there, we visited a few hotels. Now in every hotel, you will find a few designer boutiques. Now, when I walk in a designer boutique, my heart races. I get consumed by all the beautiful merchandise and imagine myself owning every single piece in there! So, I told my fiance or boyfriend at the time, that I wish to only make one purchase, one BIG purchase to be exact! Now, he knew that my dream purse, at the time, was no other then Louis Vuitton's Speedy Handbag.

So this is the dialogue that we had:
C: Bobby, instead of purchasing a few goods, I would like to only make one good purchase. Only one, that is all!
B: Oh no, I know what this means!!!! You want that Speedy purse!!! It is too expensive, I know I have been looking into it!!!!
C: Yes but consider it our anniversary gift as well!
B: NO! Do not ask me again!!! I always give in in the end! OK, we will see, maybe!!!!

(my plan worked!!!!)

    So the next morning,  we walked into the Fendi Boutique at Caesar's Palace, I believe. And, I saw a pair of plastic flip flops! I fell in love!!!! I decided that I wanted these flip flops to be the one and only Vegas purchase! My husband could not be happier!!!!! Way cheaper than the handbag. He was so happy with my decision, he asked me if I wanted to buy a pair of sunglasses as well!!!! I did not! I was happy with my plastic Fendi flip flops! By the way, these flip flops cost 177$. Completely unjustifiable!!!! I love my designer goods!!!! What can I say!!!! But, considering that I have worn outfits from the Dollar store, it balances out! Anyways, I wore my flip flops throughout my entire trip!!!! I felt sorry for my feet because they were completely uncomfortable!!!!! But, I wore them anyway!!!!! They made me feel great!!!!

   I decided to wear them on my first day back to work! An hour into work, a strap snapped off!!!!!! Boy was I upset!  Got them repaired for 10$. A year later, summer came along and I wore them again!!! SNAP!!!! Another strap snapped off!!!!! 10$ once again to repair. So far, the flip flops have cost me 197$. And guess what, I wore them this weekend and another strap snapped off!!!! That will be another 10$. So we will be at 207$ in a week or so!!!! I am paying a maintenance fee every year!!!!! Damn you Fendi flip flops!!!! You once brought me happiness!!!!! Now, you bring me anger!!!!!!!

    That is my story, I hope you enjoyed it!!!! So, here is my new handbag collection! I hope you love them as much as I do!!!! Made by ME!!!!!




                                                                              Thanks for reading, XOXO!

Monday, 3 June 2013


    Happy Monday to all! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I wanted to post this DIY on Saturday but didn't get the chance to. The inspiration came from Bottega Veneta weave handbag collection and Michael Kors Studded clutch collection, as seen here

This DIY is for all the ladies out there! Super easy! Material requirements are as follows: vinyl, scissors, hot glue, studs (optional).

Step 1: Decide on the size you wish to have. I love oversized clutches so I cut mine fairly big. Trace and cut a rectangle

Step 2: Fold and hot glue the sides

Step 3: decorate!

happy crafting,   xoxo!!!!!!!!!!!!