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Desserts. Sweets. Candy. Chocolate. There is nobody in the world who doesn’t have a sweet tooth for anything.

Dark chocolate 

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Mouth watering, melts-in-your-mouth, tastes like heaven. What more do you want from a dessert? There can never be a day when I go without chocolate. Definitely my favourite dessert, by far.

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Brownies 

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These soft, the right amount of sweet, appetizing and delicate make a perfect dessert for any occasion: whether you’re sitting at home watching downloaded TV shows or you’re on a date or even dinner with your best friend.

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Ice cream 

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Everyone loves ice cream. Whether its chocolate, or vanilla or rocky road. This is perfect for a hot summer day – it cools your system down and makes a perfect sweet treat!

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Macarons

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A bit unusual and rarer to find than other desserts: macarons. These French miracles are the definition of a perfect dessert.

Even if they are pricey.

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Pie 

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This pungent and delectable dish makes a mouth-watering dessert. A slice of apple pie or a piece of cherry pie makes an extremely flavoursome and appetizing après main-course refreshment.

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Cotton candy 

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This sweet and light “puff” of candy makes an amazing snack as you walk around town with your friends, enjoying the day.

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It is possibly the most awaited holiday ever – summer is the season where your swimsuits come out, school is closed, you hold that lemonade in your hand and you chill and loosen up by the poolside or the ocean and take in your atmosphere. Not a care in the world about homework or a paper that is due. Ahhh, its such a marvelous feeling.

Here are some things that can make your summer even better.

1. Ice cream!

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On a summer day when the temperature hits 38°C, and it becomes difficult to stand the heat, this delicious treat is the perfect way to cool your body down.

2. Blueberries

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There scrumptious berries are flavourful and immensely appetizing by the handful. Have them with cream or bake them into a pie and you have yourself a heavenly dish.

3. Cheesecake

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This soft dessert makes a perfect summer dish; top it off with whipped cream, fruits, nuts or chocolate and it is even better.

4. The ocean

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Doing some water sports, riding the waves or even adding a dash of paddle boarding to your day can make it exciting. This is also an incredibly fun way to work those muscles, and it helps keep you fit.

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Even a simple walk along the shore can make you fresh; it helps you collect your thoughts and be with the peaceful ocean and the serene ambiance calms your body and mind.

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5. FESTIVALS!

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The world gets together every summer at the numerous music festivals that take place – in every part of the world. Dance and cheer for your favourite artists as they get together to take over summer. Come on, world. Bring it.

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I found a classic Stephanie Stone nail-art design! Perfect for people who don’t have time to invest in elaborate nail-art and still use their nail as an accessory. 

Materials needed: 

  • NCLA: “Eight Days A Week” Pastel Blue Polish
  • NCLA “Like Totally Valley Girl” Baby Pink Polish
  • Essie: “First Timer” Pastel Green Polish
  • Silver Striping Tape (Available here)
  • Sally Hansen Cuticle Nippers 
  • Seche Vite- Super Shiny/Thick Top coat

Directions: 

1. Start with a clean and manicured nail plate and paint all your nails a solid pastel blue using NCLA “Eight Days a Week.”

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2. Color Block your mani! Take your pastel green polish (Essie “First Timer”) and clean off the stem of the brush into the bottle so that there is minimal polish on the brush and stem. This is important because it will help you avoid making a mess and improve the precision of your paint job. Once your brush is clean with minimal polish on it, place your brush at the center base of your nail and paint a straight line upwards to the free edge of the nail. Fill in one entire side of the nail so that that your nail bed is split in half with both colors. Repeat this step with your baby pink polish (NCLA “Like Totally Valley Girl”) on a few accent nails to give you mani a little extra spunk! 

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3. Once you have given your nails some time to dry apply your striping tape. If you couldn’t color split your nails perfectly straight in Step 2, that is okay because applying the striping tape will clean up your line and make it look really sharp.  When applying your striping tape lay the end of the tape at the base of your nail in between where the two polish colors meet. Unroll and lay flat on to the nail upwards to the tip of your nail. When you reach the tip use your cuticle nippers to cut off excess striping tape. Make sure to cut it short enough so that the tape is lying flat onto nail bed and there is not even a little extra tape hanging off the tip. If your striping tape is too long it will lift almost immediately by getting caught on things throughout the day. (You can find striping tape for $1.00 here)

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4. Apply a super thick and shiny top coat like Seche Vite. Applying a top coat will smooth out any texture or bumps in the nail polish from layering the polish colors. The top coat is also very important because it will lock in your striping tape. Not to mention chipping prevention!

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And there you have it! A super fun nail design for all occasions. 

 
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