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Halloween Weekend: Epicness!

Hello fabulous Pouters;

So, how was your weekend? Mine was nothing short of epic. Although, I’m sure if the Sharks had won the rugby it would have just been THAT much better. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about rugby, although I have to show you how cool I looked in my Springbok jersey:

I didn’t have a Sharks shirt and I sure as hell didn’t want to wear a Lion’s jersey, despite various attempts by my boyfriend Ryan. So yes, well done to the Lions. Well done. And to Josh Strauss for looking so sexy without his beard. WOW, nice one…

So, anyway, like I was saying, I’m not here to talk about rugby, so I’ll just get on with it.

When the rugby was over, I went home, had a shower and the fun began. My kind of fun. Dressing up for Halloween kind of fun! Wanna know what I looked like…?

YAY!! Too much sexy hey? hahaha! Not quite, but I reckon my Silent Hill nurse outfit was totally epic. So, how did I do it?

Step 1: Buy a “sexy nurse” outfit from Oriental City in Bruma lake. Mine was too small, but it was the only one I could get, so I bought it anyway and decided to wear one of my black dresses underneith it.

Step 2: Dye your hat, bandage and dress in coffee or tea. This gives the outfit that old and tattered look.

Step 3: Mess your outfit with lots of fabric paint.

Step 4: Get dressed and paint your face and arms and legs with face paint (can also get that at Oriental city) and pin everything together.

Step 5: Look scary and have fun!

SO how did you look this Halloween? Send us a photo to!

Happy Halloween!

MarindaLiza ♥

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Are You Aspiring to Look Like Barbie?

Over the past couple of weeks I worked on a set with over 6 models, gorgeous models with great rock hard bodies who were wearing swimwear and I was quite shocked to hear them all talking about how they are either going to get plastic surgery within the next 6 months, be it for breast augmentations or tummy tucks  or even getting their nose fixed here and there. Honestly, there was absolutely nothing wrong with these models but they were all under the impression that if they did not get these procedures they will not get enough work from their agencies. I think it’s complete and utter nonsense.
Now I am well aware I could do with losing weight to feel healthier but, I have always been horrified at the medias perception of what a beautiful woman should look like.  Skinny, Tall, and a strong resemblance to Barbie seems to be the norm.  But I, like many others, am a whole different type of normal beauty.  Curvy, soft, and nowhere near a size 0.  Yet, I believe I shine.  Why can’t we focus on inner beauty, the radiance of a woman’s smile, the curve of her hips, and the light in her eyes?  After doing some reading on the internet, I found this article which is so true and may do us all a favour for reading about it.

The plastic surgery a model needs to look like Barbie

Written by Piper Weiss of Shine Staff.

We know that Barbie’s body is anatomically impossible. So why are we still trying for it?

Every day a new plastic surgery promise emerges: scooped-out backs rear-end lifts, sculpted kneecaps. If it’s possible, it’s suddenly necessary.

But what exactly would you have to go through to get the ‘perfect’ Barbie body? In the latest issue of O Magazine, model Katie Halchishick becomes the human diagram.
Posing for photographer Matthew Ralston, her glamorous, Marilyn Monroe-type features are surgically outlined according to Barbie’s proportions.

Here’s a breakdown of what she’d need done to be the kind of doll women aspire to: a brow lift, a jaw line shave, rhinoplasty, a cheek and neck reduction, a chin implant, scooped-out shoulders, a breast lift, liposuction on her arms, and tummy tuck, which would also have to be sculpted as if it were lined in whale-bone from the inside. And that’s just the half of her.

Halchishick doesn’t actually need or want any of these procedures. She’s proving a point: just because our distorted image of how a body should be is medically attainable, that doesn’t mean it should be attained.

And if you doubt that anyone actually wants to look like Barbie, meet Cindy Jackson, a 55-year-old woman who’s had 52 cosmetic surgeries to look like her plastic idol.”This is the way I should look,” Jackson told Good Morning America. “It’s evolution. It’s medical progress.”  There’s also 10-in-one-day record-holder Heidi Montag, and a revolving door of on-screen personalities who look more like each other and less like human beings by the day.

Not everyone would call that progress. “The number one wish for all teenage girls is to be thinner,” said Halchishick, a former Ford Model who now mentors high school students about body image issues. “They think what makes a girl beautiful is skinny with big boobs, perfect hair, perfect make-up.”  Last year a total of 13.1 million body parts were surgically altered. Five percent of patients were under the age of 20.

Halchishick, who co-founded the website Healthy is the New Skinny, doesn’t place all the blame on surgery or a pint-sized rubber and plastic doll. She believes change has to start in schools, as well as in the fashion industry. “Girls want to know how to lose weight so badly, and the schools don’t want to talk about it, because they’re worried they’ll develop a complex,” she told The Gloss in March. “There need to be models to show [girls] to wish for more.”  She now heads up her own modelling agency for women with natural figures. She’s also campaigned to get plus-sized designers into New York Fashion Week. But her spread in O magazine, the first nude pictorial they’ve ever featured, has been the most buzz-worthy.

Accompanied by an essay by writer Amy Bloom, the photograph is intended to make women rethink their body image ideals. But it hasn’t had that effect on everyone. When one 15-year-old girl saw this photo of Halchishick, her first thought was of her own imperfection, according to a blogger for Healthy is the New Skinny.  “I thought if a girl as pretty as that has to change so much to be perfect, it made me wonder how much more I’d have to change.”

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did… never forget you are beautiful, no matter what size pants you wear and just strive to be the best you can be!



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Sizzling Sunday product review ~ Bvlgari Jasmine Noir

Well hello there pretty pouters.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday, lazing around the pool… ok ok .. maybe it’s just me that did that today.

So, I decided to give you another quick review of a fantastic frangrance.

My second fragrance from my RubyBox is…

Bvlgari Jasmine Noir

This fragrance is part of the “Essence of a Jeweler” range and goes for between R920 – R960 for 50ml

Launched in 2009, I absolutely loved this fragrance. It seduces, it’s flirtatious. At first it hits your nose with aromas of sparkling herbal zests along with delicate aromas of lotus leading to the middle notes of jasmine and orange blossom finishing with the notes of sensual musk.

I really loved this fragrance, it’s a bit heavy at first, but mellows out and lasts almost the entire day on your skin. I’d definitely recommend this for the sophisticated lady that wants something a little extra special, or just go out and splurdge on yourself, you deserve it!

Have a pouty perfect day!


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Weekend Trend Crush: Brilliantly Extravagant Makeup Looks for Halloween

Me again Pouters,

Just thought I’d share some of the wonderful work of our fellow makeup artists on the internet with you. I think Halloween is one of the times when the artists can go crazy with their makeup brushes and create masterpieces that they can’t share otherwise and I’ve found quite a few gems online. Enjoy…

Have a lovely and safe weekend my lovelies and don’t forget to send us those pictures of your Halloween outfit!



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Top 10 Fabulous Halloween Costume Ideas

So Pouters;

It’s 1 day to go till the parties start and you still don’t have a costume to wear for Halloween, what do you do? You listen to Marinda of course! While my costume is going to be top secret till the big reveal (hehe!), I’ve had so many ideas floating in my head of late, so I’ve decided to list a few of my favourite Halloween costumes of all time, just coz I’m cool like that.

10) Ali from Burlesque

9) Nina from Black Swan

8 ) Alice from Alice in Wonderland

7) Arwen from The Lord of the Rings

6)Neytiri from Avatar

5) Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter

4) Valerie from Red Riding Hood

3) Princess Leia from Star Wars

2) Cruella De Ville from 101 Dalmations

1) Emily from Corpse Bride

Are you attending any parties? If so, who’s party is it? Or are you going to a special event? Tell us all about it and send us a photo of your outfit to, we’re excited to see it!

And remember to stay classy and fabulous this Halloween!

Peace and love…



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