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When Was The Last Time You Took a Breath?

Somewhere, once upon a time, amidst the flowery part of the internet, I once upon a time stumbled across this quote and happened to save it to my iPad. If you follow me on Instagram @flea143 you will have already seen it; but if you haven’t here it is again.

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Tomorrow I have 2 weeks and 2 days until I move onto a new chapter in my life. I am excited for the new venture but petrified and sad to be saying goodbye to the past 5 years…. Which has been the majority of my ‘adult’ life. Work – who would of thought it would ever mean so much in my life? Haha. Teenage me is laughing at me right now. Sometimes, I really hate being a “grown up”. #thistooshallpass #breathe

I can’t remember when I came across this message or why I decided to save it, but I believe past me was looking after future me. I was going through photos the other day, it hit me, like a ton of bricks. It’s a simple mantra, and holds so true to a turbulent time in my life right now. I think, in its own little way that it brought me some peace of mind.

So, the moral of the story is to not let yourself forget to breathe.

x flea143

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#BEST COVERAGE – FOUNDATION

Let me tell you about a foundation I’ve recently fallen in love with…

I have used all sorts of foundations. My favorites are MAKEUP FOREVER, MAC, BB CREAMS and of course INGLOT. My sister recently showed me the KRYOLAN foundation. And all I can say is WOW. The coverage is super amazing and you don’t need a lot of it at all!

I think the best part of it is that it lasts forever. By that I mean the amount you get and how much you will actually use. It’s brilliant.

Here are pictures of my face. Half without any foundation and the other just covered with the foundation. No concealer was used.

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After I finished applying the foundation, I then did my contouring and finished off with powder, after which I proceeded with my “face painting”.

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I think the coverage is amazing. New favorite for sure.

💁💄🌸
MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylash

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#CAKE FOR DOGS – DOGGY CAKE GOOD ENOUGH FOR HUMANS

Good Friday Morning !

So on the 29th of July was my Neapolitan Mastiff Nina’s first birthday and I just had to organise her a cake and prezzies.

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS: CAKE

1 Large apple or two smaller ones
1,5 cups rice flour
1/4 cup corn flake crumbs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 oil
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

INGREDIENTS: FROSTING

1 tub low fat cream cheese
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
2-3 tablespoons rice flour

METHOD: CAKE

Preheat oven to 200 deg C
Core apple then grate it or blend, set aside.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a separate bol mix wet ingredients, add the cheese and apple.
Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingreidiens. Mix it together and pour into prepared small cake tin. The batter is quite thick so press it lightly into the tin.
Bake for about 30 min until golden brown.

METHOD: FROSTING

Mix all the ingredients together until its a smooth consistency.
I added edible colour and glitter. (optional)
I used a zip lock bag to do the piping. Just spoon the frosting into the bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner and let the decorating begin.

So give it a try! Nina also received some gifts and of course shared her cake with Donatella! Let me know what you think and comment below! Also remember that a healthy dog diet should consist of good quality pellets with a higher percentage of protein. Cooking food or left overs is not good for your pet. Dogs can’t digest cooked bones, it’s not good for them. This cake is a treat that my dogs will be getting on their birthdays. Just as we have treats on special occasions. Some of us more than most. lol.

Remember that your pets should be treated with respect and love, but as the Dog whisperer puts it… remember that: first its an animal, then a species, then breed, then a pet.

Lots of Blessings

Muchluv, Sandylashxx

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#MY WEDDING DAY – service providers – THE WEDDING CAKE

Good morning dahling! 🌷

Hope you’ve been following the posts about my wedding and the service providers who made that day extra special.

Today’s post is all about the WEDDING CAKE! 🎂

I didn’t want a typical 5 tiered wedding cake layered in heavy fondant. One just never knows how dry those cakes are on the day. I just wanted seperate cakes with different flavors where every guest could slice what they wanted. So don’t expect to see a typical wedding cake!

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We found a patisserie in Johannesburg called THE PATISSERIE and immediately fell in love with it. This hidden treasure is very popular among those ‘in the know’ and I could see why! Helen the owner makes the most divine macaroons. The best I’ve ever had. After Nicholas and I had them, it didn’t take much to convince us that Helen at THE PATISSERIE would be making our wedding cakes.

We had a meeting and discussed flavors, and all the other details. Of course we ordered 200 macaroons too and they were placed with the desserts at the venue.

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We decided on 6 cakes.
🍰RED VELVET
🍰LEMON CHIFFON
🍰VANILLA WITH A MARSHMALLOW 🍰FROSTING
🍰DECADENT CHOCOLATE
🍰BAKED CHEESECAKE
🍰CARROT CAKE

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(Photo credit: Christopher Munton. Venue: Morrells Boutique Venue)

Personally I loved how different our wedding ‘cake’ was to any other wedding. And I can’t describe how delicious they were!!!

Thank you Helen from The Patisserie for making the cakes extra special with your elegant touch!

Contact details:
The Patisserie
Post office center
30 Rudd Road
Johannesburg
Gauteng
011 268 0022

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Helen and her Patisserie winning an award for service excellence for best coffee shop.

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#PIGMENT PINK AND PURPLE EYESHADOW

Hey there Pouters

Have you ever looked at pigment pots in makeup stores and thought to yourself how on earth do people use it? It’s quite ‘shocking’. The colors are very deep, intense and bright.

In my opinion, the secret to using it successfully is in the 1) base, 2) blending and the use of water.

Here are a few photos of me using pink and purple pigments from INGLOT.

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I first used a KRYOLAN white paste as a base for the colors to ‘stick’. As you can see, I also used sticky tape to form a straight line and also to catch fallout from the pigment powder. A cream eyeshadow was used on the inner corner and on the brow bone.

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Start blending

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The more you blend, the less intense the colors will appear.

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I shaped my brows, applied liquid eyeliner on the upper lashline, applied eyeliner on my lower waterline and of course topped it all with mascara.


As you can see the look isn’t as intense as it looked in the beginning when pigment was being applied.

I mentioned earlier that one can use water with pigments. That will cause a very intense look, but extremely difficult to blend. You’ll have to blend the edges out with dry pigment powder afterwards.

Another use for pigment is adding powder to clear nail varnish. You’ll have your very own custom nail color..

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Enjoy your fabulous, colorful and
blessed weekend!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
sandylashxx

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