Birthday Break

A quick note to let you know that I’ll be taking a short break from blogging, just in time for my birthday which is tomorrow! 😀

I’ve been busy lately and haven’t been able to devote time to writing or photographing for the blog but I plan to be back in a few weeks! I’ll still be reading and commenting on blogs in the meantime. 🙂

Happy New Year! Bring on 2017!

Personally for me, 2016 was a good year! We were healthy, and we took some fantastic vacations. But the world at large… yikes. I sincerely hope that 2017 will prove to be more stable and the everyday lives for more people will improve!  Happy New Year, everyone!



I’m off on a Mediterranean cruise! 🙂

I will truly be unplugged so I won’t be updating the blog or posting social media for the duration of my trip. But I’ll be sure to share my experiences and photos once I’m back at the end of the month.

See you!

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Bye for now! I’m off to Japan for 2 weeks. 🇯🇵

I will try to post on Instagram and Twitter (@stashmatters on both) while I’m there, but it depends on the wifi situation.

I’ll also be taking an additional week off from blogging to recover from my vacation, so I’ll be back mid-June. 😉

See you later! (jaa mata!) 😙

Gel polish for vacation

A quickie post to show off my freshly painted gel nail polish!
The shade I got is called #117 Strawberry Kiss from the brand Bio Seaweed Gel.  I like getting gel nail polish applied at the salon when I’m going on vacation – I never bring along nail polish or remover with me so I’d rather have something that will last me a long time.  It cost me $30 for a manicure and polish application and will last at least 2 weeks with no chips.

Do you ever wear gel polish?

PS. I’ll be on vacation starting tomorrow – the SO stocked up on 3 bags of beef jerky so we’re all set for our road trip! 😛 If you are interested in my adventures, follow me on instagram (@stashmatters) where I’ll be posting pictures from the trip!  See ya! 😉

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 3

And that concludes my 3 day quote challenge! 😀

Tag, you’re it:
The Life of Kristyn
• Farah-Nargis
Valentina Sofia

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 2

A little known fact about me: when I was young, I used to go to the library and write down quotes that I liked from quotation books.  Stuff like, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.” True story.

Today I tag:
My Life as Mrs. A
• a brash attitude

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 1

Not really what you had in mind when you tagged me, R Cubed? 😛

I just had to switch it up – everyone has already posted all the insightful, deep quotes, I got nothin. 😆

I tag:

Completely optional to do this tag, folks! 😉

The Versatile Blogger Award 2

I was tagged for this a while ago by Mecia of notquitelondon but my post was languishing in my draft folder, until I was tagged again recently by A Girl With Pink Cheeks which prompted me to post this already!  Thank you both for tagging me – I’ve enjoyed getting to know you both in recent months.  They’re “foreign” bloggers to me, meaning one is from the UK (3 guesses, which one) and the other is from Belgium.  I love reading and seeing all the beauty products from around the world! 🙂

• Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
• Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy.
• Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

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