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Getting to know the EDL team: JOHANDI – MUA

I would like to introduce you to the lovely EDL Hair & Beauty on Lynnwood Team.

Every week or so I’ll be posting up a little “Getting to know” questionnaire with one of the salon staff members and management.

First up is

JOHANDI.

1)  What do you do at the salon?

I’m a makeup artist.

2)  How long have you been in your profession?

4 years.

3)  What do you love most about your job?

Working with clients, being able to see their happy faces once I am done with their makeup.  I also like giving tips to create the perfect makeup look.

4)  What are your top 5 recommended products available at the EDL salon?

Kryolan, Babor, Joico, Odyssey and Environ

5)  What qualities do you think you bring to the EDL salon?

You can ask me anything and I will do it with a smile on my face.

6)  What trend do you see coming into the hair and beauty industry this winter season?

Dark, bold nail colors.  Berry lip colors.  Short, dark hairstyles.

7)  Can you give the readers your tip 5 beauty tips?

  • Always wear primer before applying foundation
  • Wear the correct shade of foundation – It has to blend in with your neck
  • Do not be afraid to work with colors
  • Blending is KEY!!!
  • Contour – It makes a difference

8)  What makes YOU different to other makeup artists in the industry?

I am hardworking.  I believe I have a unique style when it comes to doing makeup.  It’s important my clients know they come first and I’m not scared of new challenges.

9)  What can you tell the readers about the EDL salon and management team?

The salon has a unique style, lovely atmosphere and a hard-working team.

10)  Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I am a small town farm girl, trying to fit in the big city.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

Sandylashxx

*images: Johandi Parkin, EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood

*questionnaire conducted by Sandy Nouwens

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What you need to know about EOS LIP BALM

Are you part of the eos bandwagon yet?  NO?  Where have you been?

It’s time you familiarize yourself with this small egg-shaped lip moisturizer taking over the beauty industry.  

  • eos stands for evolution of smooth

  • It’s all natural and organic

  • eos balms contain natural conditioning oils, antioxidants, vitamins C + E and moisterizing shea butter

  • It’s sodium and sulphate free

  • Let’s just mention it’s also Paraben, gluten and petroleum free

  • eos lip balm will protect you from UVB, UVA

  • Contains jojoba oil

  • 100% natural flavor… yummy

  • It’s NOT tested on animals

  • Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Bar Rafaeli, FloRida, Countess LuAnn, Evan Rachel Wood, Janina Gavankar, Reshma Shetty, Shahs of Sunset cast, Zayn Malik, Jennifer Hudson, JLO, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani and many more use eos lip balm on their sexy smackaroozels

  • eos is available at EDL Beauty on Lynnwood AND EDL Beauty Studio Centurion starting at R150.00 per balm

  • For a more detailed review, please check out Emily on her YouTube channel BeautyBroadcastExpress 

    

Actress and singer Naturi Naughton

Actress and singer Naturi Naughton

Aubrey O'Day

Aubrey O’Day

Demi Lovato showing us her eos love on her instragram

Demi Lovato showing us her eos love on her instragram

Adam Lambert with his eos lip balm

Adam Lambert with his eos lip balm

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Rex Lee

Rex Lee

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

Click on the Evolution Of Smooth website and keep up to date on the eos brand, flavours and products.

eos is available at EDL Beauty on Lynnwood in Brooklyn, Pretoria. 

and

EDL Beauty Studion in Centurion

Get more updates from our poutperfecion.com Facebook page.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

Sandylashxx

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In Awe with INOAR Argan Oil

Everyone is talking about argan oil. Argan oil this, argan oil that. For all we know might be the cure for many ailments that plague us as humankind – can someone please ask some scientists to look at that and get back to us? We all know that argan oil benefits our hair and turns bad hair days into good ones. I am here to give you an example.

INOAR

I have been using argan oil from INOAR.INOAR Argan-oil-60ml_FINAL

Why INOAR, you may ask? Well, INOAR was one of the revolutionary hair care brands that decided that argan oil is a big yes to healing damaged hair and incorporated it as an ingredient in many of their products. The name of the brand was after the founders name INOcentia and ARgan oil – so they haven’t just jumped on the argan oil bandwagon. The brand believes in the ingredient so much they actually named their product after an ingredient.

I’ve been using the INOAR argan oil on my hair for the past couple of months. Even way back when I still had my easihairpro pink extensions in…

INOAR Argan Oil

My method for using this oil? Quite simple actually. Once I have cleaned my hair, I lightly dry it off with a hairdryer. I don’t “blow dry” per say, but then with a drop of INOAR Argan oil, the size of a 20c coin in my hands, I rub them together and work this through my hair. Since I have a naturally oily scalp I only work it through the mid section of my hair to the tips, once most of the oil has been absorbed into my hair, I lightly work my fingers through the top of my head. I don’t think it would be a good idea for me and my scalp to rub some oil on it unless if I want to look like a greasy mess!  The result? It makes my hair have a natural shine and keeps my hair on point all day long. Completely refreshing!

On the odd occasion where I haven’t made use of my INOAR Argan Oil post drying, I always end up with one of those proverbial bad hair days where giant hair clips or Invisibobbles are necessary in order for hair-sanity to be restored.

If you are interested in trying this oil sent from the hair-gods, I urge you to do it. You will only know the difference when you experience it for yourself. INOAR is available at selected salons. They have an online store launching soon too!

INOAR on the web, on Facebook and Twitter @INOAR_SA

Available from your nearest INOAR stocking salon, 7ml for R63 or 60ml for R434.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of this product in anyway.

 

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Brush Hygiene Made Easy

Being a makeup artist takes its toll on your time when its time to clean your brushes. Between clients, nights before early calls and you’re sat there scrubbing away. Hygiene is key after all. However, even though I am quick to preach to all my clients and anyone I come across who complains about having bad skin that “cleaning your own makeup brushes is key”, in reality, my personal brushes that touch my face daily, sometimes twice a day – get left a little to long. Longer than I wish to divulge and like the proverbial mechanics car, they get neglected. BRUSH EGG

I have eyed the Sigma makeup glove cleaner for a long time but the price has always deterred me from even going there. After all, cleaning brushes, although part of my job cannot possibly need to be that expensive. Fast forward a couple of months ago and all all the international artists I admire were talking about a BrushEgg that was a lot cheaper and as effective as the Sigma makeup brush glove. Anyway, I forgot about it and it went to the back of my mind. Then, 2 weeks ago while browsing for some supplies on Beauty-Worx, I saw that they were now stocking them in South Africa and only for R100. You read that right, a whole R100 – it wasn’t going to break the bank, and I got excited and ordered my mint egg immediately.

Now, I felt a bit silly when it arrived a few days later because I don’t know why but I thought it would be bigger – but its all in the name right – Brush EGG. It is the size of a large egg and you can fit, at a push 2 fingers into it but I prefer to use it with one finger in it as its easier to manoeuvre, rinse and repeat.

To test it for the first time, I washed my own personal makeup brushes. *gleams with pride*.  The most outstanding points to note on this was that it made my MAC 217 brush white again (I never thought I’d see the day) and my Beauty Blender is now back to its original shade of pink and not orange as it has been previously.

The only parts or should I say brushes I struggled with cleaning were my big face brushes but the aim of the game with them is slow movements and patience (brush cleaning always require lots of patience anyway.)

Along with the obvious part of water to aid cleaning I used for the first time my antibacterial makeup brush shampoo which aided the process into something quite pleasant and fairly quick.

Brush Egg styles

Final verdict: it is still cleaning brushes… but with my BrushEgg it might be a little less annoying and time consuming. I’m off to clean my makeup kit brushes from a wedding and I will be making use of this little magical egg – so it cant be too bad. The fact that I own a BrushEgg now means that there is no excuses for my own personal brushes to need a clean.

If you want your own – get one you can find them here on Beauty-Worx.

P.S. Quite a cute Easter present for those who are not looking to give Chocolate as presents!

xo flea143

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