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#GOODY BAG – WHAT DID I GET FROM THE KRYOLAN/EDL Hair & Beauty LAUNCH PARTY?

On the 24th January 2015 I attended the EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood and KRYOLAN launch party.

It was a fabulous affair indeed, there was lights, cameras and a lot of glamorous action.

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We were surrounded with champagne, delicacies, music, photographers, sexy cars, people, celebs of course and so much more.  The EDL store was open for business and tours for anyone at the launch.  The owners Natalie & Esidio Camara and Elaine & Danny de Lima can be extremely proud of what they’ve achieved with this salon.  Across the board is the consensus that this salon is totally different to any other in South Africa.  It is a clean, refreshing, vibrant, professional space with that European feeling, as it’s situated right next to AROMA.

You will always see the owners, manager,  the professional artists, hair stylists, nail and beauty therapists there.  Ready to make you feel very special.

Towards the end of the evening, some of us lucky women received a gift bag with lots of goodies in.   The items were:

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CONTENTS

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REVERSE LASER CLINIC DISCOUNT VOUCHER off my first laser session.

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INVISIBOBBLE, the traceless hair ring. INVISIBOBBLE YOUTBE

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KRYOLAN PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP MAGAZINE, CLEAR LIP GLOSS and HD MICRO FOUNDATION SMOOTHING FLUID.

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ENVIRON Hydrating oil capsules, cream cleanser, balancing masque, début, firming eye gel, voucher on my first environ facial treatment, a chance to win an Environ hamper and RAD antioxidant sunscreen sample.

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BABOR HSR lifting extra firming eye cream and daily hand cream.

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CATWALK FASHIONISTA violet shampoo and conditioner samples.

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EDL voucher for a SWEDISH BACK & NECK MASSAGE and a voucher for a LADIES CUT & blow wave.

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JOICO COLOR ENDURE shampoo and COLOR ENDURE VIOLET conditioner.

Here are some photos from the launch.

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I wish the EDL group many years of success! 

 For EDL contact info:

EDL CENTURION BRANCH FACEBOOK

EDL LYNNWOOD (featured in post) FACEBOOK

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

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MY WEDDING DAY – THE SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 1, THE DRESS

Good afternoon Dahlings.

So on the 5th of October 2013, I got married to my babsie. Ever since, I’ve been terribly busy, but I’ve always wanted to write up a post about the amazing service providers that made the day unforgettable. Post 1 will be about the dress.

To plan a wedding is easy if you know what you want and you’re not influenced by too many different opinions. Trust what you feel is right. I started with a mental list of exactly what I DIDN’T want.
For example: no poofy dress, no veil covering my face as I walked in, no updo hairstyle, no bridesmaids, no flower girls, no main table, no buffet, no garter throwing, no dj, no blingaling, no sparkly invites and so the list goes on. Now you look at that and you’re probably thinking that I had a terribly boring wedding. Haha. Boy are you mistaken.

Let’s start off with my dress. I knew I wanted a lace dress, mermaid shape. I knew I wanted a mantilla and that I wanted to look elegant. In my mind I had a vision. We then booked an appointment at PRONOVIAS in Sandton. Honestly, the most exquisite and beautiful wedding dress store ever. If you haven’t heard of PRONOVIAS, I suggest you have a look at their site. Dresses from designers like Elie Saab, Manuel Mota and Atelier. We were welcomed by the amazing staff and our consultant sat us down and showed us all the dresses on the computer. I then had to choose my favorites. And from those favorites, I had to choose 6 dresses which she would then get ready for me to try on.
I tried on the 6 dresses, but by the 2nd dress I knew I found the one. It’s name was SILABA, by Manuel Mota.

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I also got my headpiece, shoes and mantilla from PRONOVIAS. I’m terribly thankful for their amazing service, because I was losing weight before the wedding and they altered it perfectly with no complaints. (I didn’t lose weight for the wedding, it was a health issue I was facing.)

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They had to take down so much of the dress. Bear in mind that this dress arrived 7 months after the appointment I made in January. It gets made in Spain and then sent over. If you’re planning on going to PRONOVIAS, make sure you make your appointment 6 months before your wedding. Minimum!

Our dear consultant was Lindiwe. What a lovely lady. So cute, tiny, friendly but the biggest sweetheart ever.

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This was on the actual wedding day. 🙂

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Prepping the mantilla.

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My mother and best friend.
My mother, aunt and sister also got their dresses from PRONOVIAS. Of course my mom spoiled me with lots of cocktail dresses for my honeymoon. I’m so blessed.

What I also love about their store is that they have sales where you can get selected cocktail dresses for R1000,00. These were dresses that normally costed over R5000,00 and more. So make sure to just pop in for a cocktail dress, they may have a sale on the go.

For more info:

YouTube link to pronovias runway

PRONOVIAS CONTACT DETAILS:
Building: Michelagelo Towers Mall
Street: 145 Maude Street
Suburb: Sandton
City/Town: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
Contact
Landline: +2711 784 2000
Website: http://www.pronovias.com

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So my next post will be on the amazing photographer!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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#LILLY #GHALICHI EVERYTHING! HAIR, MAKEUP INSPRIRATION & TUTORIALS

Hey hotties!

I’m almost obsessed with Lilly Ghalichi’s hair, makeup and style. (I say almost, because im not one to idolize ANY celeb! lol)

Who is Lilly? Let me introduce you….

Neelufar Seyed A.K.A LILLY GHALICHI

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OK, so the reality show she apparently stars in is called SHAHS OF SUNSET. Click HERE to learn more about the show and it’s “cast”!

I first learnt of Lilly Ghalichi while on YouTube, looking at another one of my favorite makeup gurus… BINNY KHAN YOUTUBE MAKEUP GURU! She is amazing!!!!!!! You will love her tutorials! That’s how I got to learn about Lilly.

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Click HERE to look at Binny Khans version of Lilly’s makeup tutorial.

Click HERE to log onto Lilly’s official we page.

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Click HERE to follow her BLOG.

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Her fabulous makeup artist is ROKAEL. You can follow him on twitter ROKAEL TWITTER

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He has done amazing work on Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Elektra and many more.
Click HERE to log onto his official web page and see his brilliant makeup artistry.

Here are some tutorials on everything Lilly Ghalichi, bear in mind, it’s a screen grab, so I’ll add some of the links below…

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q & a Lilly Ghalichi
Chloe morello Lilly Ghalichi tutorial
Kate CATHEYY Lilly Ghalichi tutorial
marianabear Lilly Ghalichi tutorial

Btw, I absolutely adore BINNY KHAN and KATE CATHEYY. Subscribe to them on their YouTube channels.
KATE CATHEY FACEBOOK
LILLY GHALICHI FACEBOOK

There is so much out there on Lilly Ghalichi, so just google!!!! Do it!

Muchluv
Sandylashxx

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#BRIDAL #MAKEUP #TIPS

Hello to you Bride-to-be!

In October I will be a bride myself, and I cannot wait to be one. I’ll be marrying the most wonderful man, and I want to look really stunning, for him and myself.

Doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about what you as a bride looks like on your day. However, for the rest, parents of the bride and groom have a say about the wedding, ESP if they’re paying.

This post is my take on bridal makeup tips for your big day, and of course for my own big day.

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1) BE YOU
* If you are a woman who loves wearing loads of makeup everyday, why would you go minimal for your big day. Nothing is worse than not looking like yourself on your wedding day. This is the day you’re photographed the most. Of course, the same applies if you hardly wear makeup on a day-to-day basis. Don’t go off the path lady! Be you! The one thing you can do is, neaten up your look!

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2) USE PRIMER
* Invest in a proper silicon primer. This will only give your foundation a flawless finish. Primers from SMASHBOX, WOOLWORTHS, INGLOT will ensure you have that smooth look. It also acts as a moisturizer in a way. Since many moisturizers tend to give an oily look and feel. Rather moisturize the night before, and only use the primer on the day.

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3) DON’T HAVE A FACIAL TOO SOON
* Having a facial a week before your wedding can be a mistake. Many people don’t believe that, but our skin needs to go back to its “natural” state. With a facial, it’s still very oily, and sometimes sensitive. Foundation doesn’t stick too well onto “freshly facial’d” skin. (As I say it).

4) SHAPE THOSE BROWS
* Need I say more? Ok, there are some guild lines, like don’t over pluck! Biggest mistake ever. The fuller look will make you look younger and fresher. And what ever you do, please don’t make crazy high arches.

5) WEAR FALSE LASHES
* It is pretty simple. Two things you need to know here:
A) wear false lashes if you’re a fan of wearing a lot of makeup.
B) wear extensions if your a minimal makeup person.
The false lashes make a line, which you won’t see with a strong eyeliner, but extensions look natural. Have it professionally applied a few months before, so that you can get used to caring for the extensions. Remember to avoid the “real mink hair” lashes. We like to be cruelty free here.

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6) AVOID SHOCKING COLORS
* This is not the time to paste splashy pinks, blues, etc on your eyes. If you feel this contradicts what I said in tip 1, don’t be fooled. Of course you can apply all your makeup, but if you’re seriously keen on color, only apply a fine line on the bottom lash line. No neon! No glitter liner! Sorry. You are only going to get so far.

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7) GET THAT FOUNDATION TO MATCH
* Ensure your foundation matches your chest and not necessarily your neck. Depending on your dress, apply a tiny amount on your chest for photo flash purposes. Not too close to the dress though. You don’t want to have disgusting foundation sweat marks on your dress.

8) GET A GOOD MUA
* A qualified and talented makeup artist is key. Doesn’t mean it’s that one with the most Facebook or twitter fans. It’s the one that takes your personality, feelings and look into consideration. Have makeup trials. Not just bridal makeup trials, but for any occasion. If you are going out for a party, bridal shower, dinner date, etc have the makeup artist do your makeup. This gives you both an opportunity to get to know each other way before the wedding. Build a relationship with a makeup artist you like. (And to my fellow makeup artists, do your own makeup for your wedding day! You know what you’re doing, you know your face and in a way, it’s some “me-time”).

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9) YOUR MAKEUP SHOULD MATCH YOUR LOOK
* Is your dress soft and romantic, big and poofy, classy and understated, classic and lacy, sexy and voluptuous?…. Etc
Well, your makeup should follow suit. A big poofy princess-like dress doesn’t go well with a minimal makeup look. Neither will a sexy dress. So take your look into consideration when thinking of your makeup.

10) CONSTANTLY TOUCH UP
* Have a small round clutch bag for your wedding. You don’t need to hold it for the ceremony or photos, but have a bridesmaid or guest look after it for you until you get into reception. In it have lipgloss, lipstick, lip liner, eye liner, mascara, foundation/powder compact, blush. It may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. You can even go to your favorite makeup store and ask for sample products. Makeup application never looks complete if your lips look naked! Always apply and touch up!

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I hope these tips will help you on your big day, as I really believe in them.

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MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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Embrace the Tennis Bracelet

Hi Poutlings!

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You don’t have to be Serena Williams in order to rock a tennis bracelet. However, there is something you can learn from her. Even when dressed in her sport wear she makes sure to add a piece of glamour to ensemble with her signature tennis bracelet. This serves well to remind us that although she is sporty and athletic, she is still a lady with elegant taste. With the popularity of diamond tennis bracelets increasing, so have the choices.

classic tennis bracelet

Whenever you hear the word “classic” you immediately think simple and sophisticated, and that is an accurate depiction of a classic four prong tennis bracelet. With a slender row of beautiful diamonds sitting along your wrist, this bracelet is perfect for anyone who likes a mixture of dazzling and delicate. Along with its undeniable beauty, this piece of jewellery is also lightweight and flexible making it the right choice for “soccer mom” or CEO.

designer tennis bracelet

A designer piece is for the one who wants to make a bold statement. The one who thinks that simple is just a little too simple. Designer tennis bracelets have an added charm with their elaborate craftsmanship, taking tennis bracelets to a new level with designs like wavy, twirl, or S-shaped links, to name a few. Like Serena has shown, a tennis bracelet can be worn on and off the court; and with a wide variety of styles to choose from you can make it your own just as she did.

And – DID YOU KNOW: Tennis bracelets were once called eternity bracelets? Quite a beautiful sentiment isn’t it? Why not pair up your eternity bracelet with a diamond eternity ring? This ring is excellent for celebrating a wedding, anniversary, or just your love. With an option of a single or double row diamonds, you can decide just how extravagant you want it. So go ahead, make someone’s day and set their heart on fire!

x missfitz

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