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#NO CONTOUR MAKEUP#

What is the latest craze in the makeup industry? What’s the one word you hear in almost every makeup tutorial?  

CONTOUR!!!

So I did a makeup application in which I didn’t contour at all.  I did however shape my brows as I cannot embrace those misshapen things, plus I didn’t apply any falsies.

So this is what I ended up with.

Here is my CONTOUR-LESS look!

Applying foundation

Mascara

My Nina joining in on the fun!

Nina is such a diva!

So I have on: Foundation, mascara, blush, shaped brows, lipstick.

             I think overall this look is good for an everyday easy application.  Look, I enjoy wearing falsies on a daily basis, even if it’s just on the outer half of my lash line .  I doubt I’ll go falsie-less on a permanent basis.

The whole post is about not contouring, and I think, I can embrace it.  Unlike many women, I don’t mind my big nose at all.  It doesn’t function whatsoever… having chronic sinusitis and all, but it’s there.  Anyway, would I stop contouring all together? Nope!  I think contouring is great!  Remember when every makeup artist would tell you to blend, blend and blend in their tutorials and so forth?  Well, that still holds true, but if you’re into contouring, please do it properly and BLEND  the CONTOUR.

And if you don’t contour at all, well, that’s your decision.  It’s not the end of the world if you’re indeed a minimalistic makeup user.

If you ARE into CONTOURING, please learn from the best makeup artist, Samer Khouzami and celebs like Lilly Ghalichi.

Here are some of my previous makeup ‘tutorials’ :

Sandy’s Foundation,

Rubywoo & CONTOURING look,

Blue Eyeshadow,

Pigment Pink & Purple eyes,

Blend Blend Blend.

MuchContouredLuv

Sandy Nouwens

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LED Light Therapy at Pulse Dermatology

I recently had a first time experience in my personal skin care regime. I finally got my butt to Pulse Dermatology & Laser clinic in Durbanville. I had intitally been booked in for a lunchtime lift but after a very pain-free consultation with the wonderful Amy Bowie we decided that I did not need a lunch time lift as this is not a concern of mine (while age is still on my side) and we changed my treatment to a Mesoestetic peel customised for my oily and blackhead prone skin followed by some LED light therapy to make sure I was able to attend a very important business meeting afterwards – bare faced. pulse

Well, let me tell you this was certainly an experience and I did attend my meeting and I did score a new client so I must of looked half decent, sans makeup post peel. I think that is safe to say that its functional skincare and easily enough to attain even for the busiest of the busy.

The Mesoestetic peel was so gentle I hardly felt a tickle and ever since my skin has been radiant, following this is when I had my LED Light Therapy to reduce redness and speed up the healing process of the skin post peel. I had a slight bit of redness on my nose afterwards but the rest of my face was as it is normally.

Let’s start off with what exactly is LED Light Therapy?

  • LED stands for: Light-emitting diode
  • Also known as: photodynamic therapy or PDT
  • It is used for a variety of skin treatments including but not limited to acne, skin healing and anti-ageing
  • The technology has been around and in use in salons for about 30 years
  • It is completely non-invasive
  • It is pain free
  • Its quite relaxing actually

After my peel was completed, I lay on the therapy bed and had my eyes covered with goggles and the lights were brought over my face. When the machine was switched on it seemed incredibly bright – but it is something that I easily got used to. the light cannot damage your eyes at all. If you have a tendency to feel claustrophobic then it might trigger this but I was really 100% fine and you can even move the lights yourself if you are battling with it.

The LED light therapy results in increased cellular activity this results in soothing and calming on the skin. It was incredibly calming to my normally quite red skin after a peel and this is because the light stimulates skin renewal and promotes collagen, elastin production and oxygenation for up 180 days after the treatment. It further treats the skin on an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial level.

Would I do it again? Most definitely! After my session at pulse, including my peel my skin feels brand new! Unfortunately I completely blanked out and forgot to take photos, but next time I sure will.

There are additional skin concerns that you can treat with the LED light therapy at Pulse, as their website elaborates:

  • Purifying, antibacterial

  • Blemished and oily skin, recent acne scars

  • Redness and flushing

  • Brown spots

  • Skin texture and firmness

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Large pores

  • Dark under eye circles

  • Restores youth to mature skin

  • Cellular rejuvenation, collagen and ATP production

  • Anti-inflammatory, Calms red capillaries & Rosacea

  • Calms skin inflamed by blemishes

  • Intercellular communication, reduces swelling, calms irritation

  • Calming and soothing

  • Alleviates acne and oily skin

  • Pigmentation

  • Increases cellular activity

  • Lymphatic system, muscle toning, anti-aging

If you have any queries on what treatment would be best to suit your skin concern, I’d suggest making an appointment to meet with Amy at Pulse on 021 914 0447 and she will be able to help you achieve your skin goals and possibly make your skin dreams come true. Thanks for helping with mine Pulse!

xo flea143

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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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