Making Me Smile

9 May 2014

Duckling To Swan Blog
The goodies at checkout in H&M. Pink Mini Wallet. Notebook. Glitter Phone Case.
Jakarta Food Blog Blogger Pacific Place
A tea (and macaron) date with girl friends @ PAUL, Pacific Place.
Sunny day off spent by the pool with my love.
Duckling To Swan Amelia
Finally finding just the right simple black t-shirt dress. Loose, comfy & versatile. Thank you ASOS - Link!
Brazil Collection Nail Polish Hot Pink
The pinkest pink nail polish, perfect for summer. OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian.

This week has flown by, in fact I feel like Spring has flown by...summer is on our doorstep now. Well, summer (of the hottest kind) is technically always on mine,  so I guess I should say... June is just around the corner! Can you believe it?!

The Mr and I realised we've now been in Indonesia for six months! It's breezed by, and some days, Korea, where we spent so many years, just feels like a distant memory. Expat life can be strange. Anyway, to celebrate a successful six months in our new country we're heading off for a mini-break on Sunday. We're driving to a place just a few hours from Jakarta to spend some time resting, relaxing and soaking up a little sunshine. It's surprising how little sun you actually get when you live in a tropical country; you spend most of your time going from air conditioned house, to air conditioned car to air-conditioned malls and restaurants, save for the odd hour by the pool. I always love those hours.

OPI 'Kiss Me I'm Brazilian' arrived this week, just in time for the trip. Nail polish always makes me smile but even more so when it turns up on time. I plan on combining it with metallics of some kind, and then hopefully sticking to my promise of more manicure posts. Expect that Monday :)

Have a great weekend friends!


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18 comments:

  1. the goodies at the H&M checkout always get me! and your picks are so cute, love that glitter phone case :)
    Expat life as strange as can be I bet it's also exciting to experience so many new things!
    xo
    The Fashionista Bubble

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets sucked in by them :)

      You're right, expat like is very exciting, I love it! x

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  2. What a lovely week! I love the ASOS T-shirt Dress - it looks amazing. Also, the OPI shade is just perfect!

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    1. Yes, I love the dress. It's so comfy but somehow still looks chic which is always a hard balance to find! :)

      Thanks for stopping by x

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  3. Lovely pictures, the H&M phone case is gorgeous. I'm very jealous of your tan by the way :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha, thanks :)

      Yes, glitter is always a winner in my eyes! x

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  4. Ooh those H&M goodies are so nice! Rather jealous of those odd hours by the pool mind, my auntie lives in Dubai and I can imagine your lifestyle to be similar to hers, I hope you enjoy your mini break! x

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    1. Thank you, I'm sure I will do. Always beats the daily grind :)

      Thanks for stopping by x

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  5. Love the cute H&M purse! I've just had to order that T shirt dress, it looks so good on you & will be perfect for running errands in the UK!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Yep, I got the dress for exactly that, just so easy to throw on for quick trips but equally could be dressed up a little if needed :)

      Hope you've had a lovely weekend hun x

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  6. Your nails in the first snap are adorable! x

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    1. Thank you :) I have a full post about them with clearer pictures if you're interested to see... http://www.ducklingtoswan.com/2014/05/manicure-monday-sweet-daisy.html

      Thank you for stopping by x

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  7. Six months really has flown by! I'm ultra jealous of your tanned legs right now, please send sun to the Uk!!


    Luxx Mint

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    1. I know, hasn't it!! I was so suprised when I realised that. It's kind of scary how quickly time passes.

      I'll have words with the sun and see what I can do ;)

      xxx

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  8. You're so tanned, I'm so jealous!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  9. That mini pink wallet is so pretty! Will have to keeo my eye out for that in my local H&M!

    Imogen x

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  10. Can I ask where your lovely tan handbag is from?

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  11. Can I ask where your lovely tan handbag is from?

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