Life Update

Hello beautiful people! I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus and if you follow me on my social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram), you would probably have seen that I’ve moved to another part of the world! That’s right, you read correctly, I’ve up and moved to the United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi to be more precise. I’ve been here for about 4 months now and have not had much time to blog anymore.  I’ve started a new job here in the UAE, where I basically only have 1 off day, which does not give me much time to blog, but I will be trying my level best to get back to it, because I honestly miss writing! This post is basically just to inform you guys that I have not disappeared off the face of the earth and that I will be back soon with some new content, which will include sharing my experiences here in the UAE and to ask you to be patient with me.  You can however follow my journey on Instagram in the meantime, as I’ve shared some of my experiences on there.

But that is it for this post!

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie


Fall / Autumn Essentials


Hello there!  I’ve been M.I.A again and I do apologize.  I have been extremely busy with a new chapter of my life (something which I cannot reveal just yet) and it has been taking up a lot of my time.  I will however share the news with you as soon as I can.  As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, we are experiencing fall / autumn here in Namibia at the moment and I thought I would share with you some of the essentials that you’ll need during the season.

Delicious tasting hot beverage


I’ve become obsessed with Chai Latte ever since my sister introduced it to me.  We usually get it from Mugg n Bean and it is definitely an essential during autumn.  If you want something that lasts a bit longer (in the sense that you can make it every day) and tastes just as delicious, definitely get yourself a pack of Hug In a Mug.  It comes with 10 sachets and they also come in different flavors; I highly suggest trying the Hazelnut Cappuccino.

Dark Lipsticks


Autumn means going darker with your makeup looks, which means darker lips.  Dark lipsticks are therefore an essential if you want to recreate those Instagram worthy autumn makeup looks.

Dark Nail polish

During autumn darker nails are also an essential to fit in with the autumn mood and to match your autumn inspired outfits.  Dark blues, maroon, black and plum/purple colors are some of the colors you can go for during the season.

Scented Candles

An absolute must have during the season!

Go-to jacket


A cute go-to jacket that will go with basically all or majority of your outfits is definitely an autumn essential, especially during those chillier days.  A denim jacket is a good go-to piece, as they will not let you break out in a sweat or make you feel too hot when wearing them, but will still keep you warm during those chillier days and they can be matched with almost any outfit.



Those that know me know that I’m a sucker for some cute boots.  These are an autumn essential, as you want to keep your feet warm when it does start to get chillier, plus styling an outfit with boots just creates the perfect autumn look.

Cute Comfy Sweater and Sweatpants

During the autumn & winter months I tend to go into hibernation, which means chilling inside and catching up on some series or curling up with a good book and that usually requires a comfy sweater and some sweatpants.

Fall Movies / Series / Books

This one definitely relates to the previously mentioned essential, as you need a good book / tv series/ movie to curl up with.  I will be posting a list of suggestions of series / movies to check out that are perfect for autumn, so definitely be on the lookout for that post.

Fall Music Playlist

During any season and for every occasion a dope playlist is definitely an essential.  Head on over to my previous post here, to check out my playlist featuring some cool autumn inspired tunes.

Pretty Scarves


Scarves can be used for those chillier days, but they can also act as an accessory in order to spice up an outfit.

But that is it for this post; do let me know what your essentials are during fall / autumn.  Also, do follow me on Instagram, I will be trying to post more content there more often.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie







Fall / Autumn Music Playlist


(Image: Pinterest)

Hello there beautiful people!  As can be seen by the title, this post will include my favorite tunes for Fall, or Autumn as it is known here in Namibia.  I know, I know, autumn is not officially supposed to start until the 20th of March, but in my mind as soon as the calendar hits the 1st of March, it means the beginning of Autumn here in Namibia.  I therefore thought it would be cool to compile an autumn inspired playlist to help get you (those in parts of the world also experiencing autumn at the moment) and myself in the Autumn mood.  I do advice those who are currently not experiencing the season to still listen to this playlist, because there are some really cool tunes on this playlist that I know you will appreciate listening to.  Also, if you want to listen to any of the songs I mentioned, you can click here to listen all of the songs listed below on YouTube, as I’ve created a playlist there.  I am going to stop rambling now I promise, here are some of my Autumn inspired songs that will probably be experiencing the replay button more than once:

  1. Eryn Allen Kane – Slipping
  2. James Arthur – Naked
  3. Julia Michaels – Heaven
  4. ABT LST NT – Somebody
  5. Daniel Caesar ft H.E.R – Best Part
  6. Grace – New Orleans
  7. Johnnyswim ft Vince Gill – Lonely Night in Georgia
  8. Sigrid – Dynamite
  9. The Shires – I Just Want To Love You
  10. X Ambassadors – Unsteady
  11. Julia Michaels – Issues
  12. James Bay – Move Together
  13. Sia – Helium
  14. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
  15. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
  16. Phillip Phillips – Home
  17. The Neighborhood – Sweater Weather
  18. Ed Sheeran – The A Team
  19. John Mayor – The Age of Worry
  20. Florence The Machine – The Dog Days Are Over
  21. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
  22. Jocelyn Alice – Bound To You
  23. Ray LaMontagne – Let It Be Me
  24. Alex & Sierra – Broken Frame
  25. Alex & Sierra – All For You
  26. Hozier – Take Me To Church
  27. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
  28. Ed Sheeran – Autumn Leaves
  29. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
  30. Calum Scott & Leona Lewis – You Are The Reason

But that is it for this post, do let me know in the comments what songs you like to listen to during the fall time.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie


The Single Girl’s Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  In my previous post (which if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out here – it’s a Valentine’s Day Playlist) I promised that I would do a guide on how to survive Valentine’s Day if you’re single, and here it finally is:

  1. Treat Yourself

You most definitely do not need someone in your life to buy you chocolate / flowers or that cute fluffy teddy bear you’ve been eyeing every time you find yourself in the store.  Go out and spoil yourself a little by buying those things for yourself!

  1. Pamper Yourself

Valentine’s Day is all about love and that includes showing yourself some love as well, which is why that pamper session you’ve been putting off because you feel  slightly guilty about spending money on pampering yourself should definitely become a reality! Go out and get yourself a massage, a manicure / pedicure or even all of those things!  You can even have an affordable pamper session at home by taking a nice long bubble bath and pouring yourself some of that wine you’ve been saving for that special occasion.

  1. Stay away from social media

Your social media will DEFINITELY be flooded with declarations of love, mushy pics of couples happily in love and people posting about what they got on valentine’s day from that special someone.  If you’re one of those people that might get upset or sad by all of this, I would highly recommend staying away from social media for the day.

  1. Have a night out with all your single friends

*All the single ladies, All the single ladies, All the single ladies, now put your hands up!* If you’ve read this, go back and sing it out loud, come on I dare you! Makes you feel a little bit better doesn’t it? Now gather all of your single friends and have a fun night out on the town.

  1. Have a movie / series marathon

There is no better way forgetting that it’s Valentine’s Day then by binge – watching all of your favorite series or movies.  I’d suggest staying away from the romance genre and opting for something a little lighter like some comedy.

  1. Don’t text your ex

Even though you might be feeling a little lonely on this day, texting your ex is a big NO – NO.  There is obviously a reason why you’re not together anymore and you don’t want to make the same mistake twice just because you’re feeling a bit lonely.

  1. Just Another Day

In those moments that you’re feeling extra single, remember that it’s literally just another day! You’ve made it this far being single, so what’s stopping you now?!

  1. Be grateful

Be grateful that you’re single and don’t have the extra stress of having to figure out what to buy your partner or feeling the pressure of making sure that they have the most magical night ever.


I absolutely hope that these tips will be helpful in making your day special and remember it is after all you that is in charge of your happiness and how you spend not only Valentine’s Day, but each day of your life as well.  With that said, I will leave you with this quote by Carrie Bradshaw: “Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you, now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.”

But that is it for this post…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie






Valentine’s Day Music Playlist

Hello beautiful people! I’ve been gone for a bit, but I’m back now and that’s all that really matters right?  Am I the only one that feels like January has just flown by, like where has the time gone to? If anyone knows please let your girl know.  With that said, the month of mixed emotions is now on our doorstep.  I say mixed emotions, because for some it’s the month of love and they’ve probably welcomed it and embraced it with open arms, because they most probably have a Valentine’s partner to celebrate with.  For those of us happily / unhappily single, it will probably feel like just any regular month.  You can however make it fun for yourself in numerous ways (I will be getting a post up on how to survive Valentine’s Day if you’re single, so be on the lookout for that).  Today’s post however will feature some romantic tunes that you can play for Valentine’s Day to get you in the mood, to play for a loved one or that you can use to compile a playlist to give to your loved one as a gift.  I’ve also included some pictures of how you can make the gift that much cooler.  So enough of the rambling for now, here is some of my top romantic songs for Valentine’s Day.

  1. Ed Sheeran ft Beyoncé – Perfect
  2. Daniel Caesar ft H.E.R – Best Part
  3. Sierra McClain – I’ll Be Everything (Empire Soundtrack)
  4. E.R – Every Kind Of Way
  5. Kiana Ledé ft Pell – I Choose You
  6. Nathan Sykes ft Ariana Grande – Over and Over
  7. Tamia – I’m So Into You
  8. Jessica Mauboy – Fallin
  9. Leroy Sanchez – Man Of The Year
  10. Monica Laire & Brett Patterson – Helium
  11. Sevyn Streeter ft Chris Brown – It Won’t Stop
  12. Sevyn Streeter – My Love For You
  13. Bruno Mars – Rest Of My Life
  14. Ella Henderson – Yours
  15. Major – Why I Love You
  16. John Legend – All Of Me
  17. All 4 One – These Arms
  18. Babyface – Every Time I Close My Eyes
  19. Jamie Foxx & Beyonce – When I First Saw You
  20. Celine Dion – I Love You
  21. Debelah Morgan – I Remember
  22. Debelah Morgan – Close To You
  23. Mariah Carey, Joe & Nas – Thank God I Found You
  24. Eric Benet & Tamia – Spend My Life With You
  25. Monica – For You I Will
  26. Jessie J – Silver Lining
  27. Jessica Mauboy – Make It Alright
  28. Jojo – Butterflies
  29. Ne-Yo – Never Knew I Needed You
  30. One Direction – Little Things


Here are some cool ways on how you can decorate the CD Cover to make it more gift like:




Pictures: Pinterest

I did go a bit old school for the most part of the playlist, but for the simple reason that old school love jamz are simply the best!

But that is it for this post folks…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie