Tuesday, 10 December 2013

NOTD: Shellac Tinsel Toast

I recently got my nails done for my graduation and decided to opt for this gold glitter as my dress was cream, my robes black and all my accessories were gold. It added a nice bit of sparkle to a simple outfit. You can see my graduation dress here

I thought I would post it a NOTD incase anyone was looking for a swatch of Shellac's Tinsel Toast. I love this colour and it is perfect for the festive season. I am also finding the glitter polish much more durable than the regular Shellac, as usually I find it peals off my nails but this one isn't budging. 

What are your favourite colours for the Christmas season? Mine is definitely anything with glitter. 


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Vanished from the Blogosphere

The question is where do I start? I cannot believe it has been over a month since I posted on Sparkle In Sequins. Life has simply been too hectic for me to manage taking photos and writing accompanying blog posts. I also find that when I put off writing posts the harder I find getting back into the swing of it.

So lets begin, the main reason all my time has been obliterated is because on the 4th of November I started my new job. This is the job I have spent the last five years in college training for. Just to give you a slight bit of background. I am training to become a chartered accountant. So far during my college career I have completed 9 out of the 12 exams required but, in order to become fully qualified I need to complete a three year training contract in an accounting practice. In my second year of work I will complete my final four exams and finally after all that hardship hopefully I will be a fully qualified chartered accountant.

I am throughly enjoying my new job but it has taken me a good while to settle in. Just getting use to a 40 hour working week has been a struggle. I find I am exhausted in the evenings. However it is an amazing feeling to come home from work and actually feel I am finished for the day. In college I always had an assignment hanging over me.

I finally feel I am growing accustomed to the city lifestyle and becoming somewhat familiar with things in work. Another amazing aspect of working which I forget on a regular basis is that you get PAID! Therefore I have done a little bit of damage on the shopping front lately. No doubt there will be haul posts coming up.

Another major event in my life happened last friday. I am sure you have figured it out from the above photographs. I graduated from my Master of Accounting. God I never thought I would see the day. I didn't realise the amount of preparing and organising was required for just one day! Between finding a dress and arranging hair, nail and tan appointments it was bedlam! However after all the mayhem and racing around I had a lovely day which I will remember for the rest of my life.

Finally I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for sticking around and supporting me throughout my hiatus. I plan to get back into the swing of things now as I have really missed the blogging environment. I hope to do a post on work OOTD's shortly as before I started my job I hadn't a notion what I was going wear on a daily basis. Would that be of interest to any of you?

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