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Archive for September, 2011

Lashes to LOVE! | Makeup Inspiration

Ooh wow, super gorge! I love amazing dramatic lashes – there’s something about them that just says WHAM! I had false lashes for my wedding, and I must say it makes such a difference – particularly in the photos after.

So today on The Good Girls Guide I’ve found a collection of amazing Lashes Inspiration – yes some are TOTALLY over the top, but I vow to get invited to a mad dress up party where I can rock some of these babies! But of course, gorgeous natural lashes are also possible with natural-looking falsies, just apply with a little glue after applying your eye makeup and you’re good to go. Be wow girls!

SpiderLash Eyes

SpiderLash Eyes | source here.

Dramatic on Pale

Dramatic on Pale | source here.

Halloween LashesHalloween Lashes | source here.

Glamourous Eyelashes

Glamourous Eyelashes | source here.

Give Me Some Twiggy

Give Me Some Twiggy | source here.

Soft & Beautiful

Soft & Beautiful | source here.

Ice Queen & Fire

Ice Queen & Fire | source here.

Elegant Eyelash Style

Elegant Eyelash Style | source here.

Farm Style Country Decor | Home Inspiration

I’ve always loved the pale colours and rough edges of traditional farm kitchens – and while achieving that look as a decor style around your entire home can be a little difficult, a country-style effect is really quite achievable!

Today on The Good Girls Guide I’ve sourced some amazing ideas and inspiration on how to create country-style goodness in your home – from the kitchen to the loft bedrooms to the little touches 🙂 It’s amazing what rough wood painted white, a few overflowing vases of soft flowers and some vintage touches can do!

Remember, it’s often ALL about the accessories. If you can add little bits of inspiration to your home, you can easily add a country-style look that’s not hard, inexpensive and just looks like you’re a vintage queen 🙂 Enjoy!

A Bucket of Flowers

A Bucket of Flowers | source here.

A Country Cupboard

A Country Cupboard | source here.

A Country-Style Loft Bedroom

A Country-Style Loft Bedroom | source here.

A Gorgeous Country Kitchen

A Gorgeous Country Kitchen | source here.

Sleeping in the Barn

Sleeping in the Barn | source here.

Scaffolding Coffee Table

Scaffolding Coffee Table | source here.

Traditional Farm Kitchen

Traditional Farm Kitchen | source here.

Vintage Farm Kitchen

Vintage Farm Kitchen | source here.

Love Shots in a Field | Wedding Photography Inspiration

Just some lovely wedding dreaming pics to share with you all today! Calling it Love Shots in a Field  – it’s just an inspirational post to all you brides out there who are considering photography and photographers for their weddings, and who are deciding on a ‘look’…

I love natural shotsand when they’re outdoors – all the better! Be inspired by these beautiful country-style field shots, with brides and couples featured in fields with light that’s soft enough to eat with a spoon 🙂 Only on The Good Girls Guide.

Light to Lick A Spoon With

Light to Lick A Spoon With | source here.

Gorgeous Curls in a Field

Gorgeous Curls in a Field | source here.

Black & White Dreaming

 Black & White Dreaming | source here.

Prettiness Is...

Prettiness Is… | source here.

Love in Lavender

Love in Lavender | source here.

Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride | source here.

Sunset in the Field

Sunset in the Field | source here.

A Field of Lights

A Field of Lights | source here.

Roar Like a Lion! African-inspired Moodboard

Today I decided to share a gorgeous African-inspired moodboard with you all – iconic, classic, quirky and quintessential elements and images that typify Africa in many ways. From art to landscapes to gorgeous safari-style decor and furniture, to fashion, endless horizons and wildlife appreciation

I love creating moodboards – they can be inspirational in so many ways: sparking an idea, setting a mood, getting you motivated, reminding you of dreams…I encourage you all to create your own moodboard in your home – above your desk in your study, on the kitchen fridge or even on the back of the bathroom door – whereever you are, be inspired!

So enjoy this ROAR like a Lion African-inspired Moodboard today, only on The Good Girls Guide:

Africa Inspiration

Africa Inspiration | all images from Pinterest.

Flower Power: Using Proteas in Your Wedding

I love proteas. They are such a gorgeous, stand-out flower and really add a natural element to any occasion! With the Bokke winning (closely!) over Wales this morning, I thought I’d pay a tribute to the humble South African protea – my country’s national flower.

Proteas look amazing for a wedding, AND they are pretty affordable. The best thing is that they don’t need much additional foliage to make a statement. White linen, clear glasses and white candles are actually the best complimentary items that’ll make your proteas stand out.

Have a look at the great inspiration below, from gorgeous protea-inspired wedding bouquets, to table decor and more, only on The Good Girls Guide:

King Protea Wedding Inspiration

King Protea Wedding Inspiration | source here.

Protea Bouquet

Protea Bouquet | source here.

A Gorgeous Bunch

A Gorgeous Bunch | source here.

Pin-Cushion Protea

Pin-Cushion Protea | source here.

Mix & Match Vintage

Mix & Match Vintage | source here.

Beautiful Karoo Inspiration

Beautiful Karoo Inspiration | source here.

Protea With LoveProtea With Love | source here.

Love This Rugby Inspiration! World Cup 2011

As the 2011 Rugby World Cup kicked off yesterday morning as host nation New Zealand took on Tonga, and with my team, the Springboks taking on Wales on Sunday morning, I thought a bit of Rugby Inspiration would be great for The Good Girls Guide!

For all my international readers, the RWC is a big thing in SA, so much so that we’ve introduced Bok Fridays at work where we’re all dressed in springbok gear, springbokkies get drunk (peppermint liqueur with amarula) and the competitive spirit arises between each department!

But for today’s post on The Good Girls Guide, I’ve pulled together some great rugby inspiration that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. To the bokke, I say COME ON, to all of you, I say, Why Not?

Rugby World Cup 2011 – let it be all that it’s meant to be!

Rugby Dive

Rugby Dive | source here.

Rugby Collegiate

Rugby Collegiate | source here.

Better than College Football!

Better than College Football! | source here.

Traditional Game

Traditional Game | source here.

Rugby as a Footstool

Rugby as a Footstool | source here.

Boyfriend's Rugby Jersey Reworked

Boyfriend’s Rugby Jersey Reworked | source here.

Knuckle Dusters

Knuckle Dusters | source here.

Channel the Rugby Spirit

Channel the Rugby Spirit | source here.

Rugby Romance

Rugby Romance | source here.

Rugby Pin Stripes

Rugby Pin Stripes | Source here.

Go Bokke Go!

Go Bokke Go! | source here.

Sunshine in the Home: Summer Celebration

Today Cape Town is awash with colour, light and fragrance – it’s undeniably the beginning of Summer. While 1 September went by with a classic downpour and 17degree weather, Spring has finally arrived and everyone’s out in cute outfits, smiles and drinking smoothies!

To celebrate the start of our gorgeous Summer season, I’ve put together a yellow-sunshine-inspired blog post entitled: Sunshine in the Home! Bring the light in with bigger windows (or better placed ones), brighter, lighter colours, flowers and open doors! No reason why Winter has to remain indoors when outdoors looks so HOT. THat’s why I love DIY and easy-to-update decor: you can do it in a heartbeat, and all it requires is a good idea and some inspiration.

Celebrate the start of Summer with me! Happy days 🙂

It's a Yellow Summer!

It’s a Yellow Summer! | source here.

Summer in the Kitchen

Summer in the Kitchen | source here.

A Room That Smells of Summer

A Room That Smells of Summer | source here.

Sleeping in the Summer Light

Sleeping in the Summer Light | source here.

Bright as a Button

Bright as a Button | source here.

Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning | source here.

Let the Light In

Let the Light In | source here.