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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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#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

SandyN

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#HANDS DOWN – THIS IS THE BEST MAKEUP ARTIST IN THE WORLD 💋💄

Good Morning Pouter!

As you may or may not know, I love contouring and highlighting. Well, not so much highlighting, but definitely contouring.

I often share photos on our Facebook page showing how I look before and after.

There is one makeup artist and yes only ONE that perfects the whole contouring application. He inspires me with his before and after photos on a daily basis. One can only dream of being as good as he is, when it comes to drawing lines on women’s faces, transforming their “canvases” into works of living and breathing gorgeous art!

He is:
SAMER KHOUZAMI

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The best part? He doesn’t do the whole less is more nonsense, but only because he knows how to apply the more! Fine line people, fine liquid line!

He is touring the world where people can attend his workshops. So if you’re lucky enough to go…. GO!

Follow SAMER on
Samer Khouzami INSTAGRAM

Samer Khouzami FACEBOOK

Samer Khouzami TWITTER

I know I’ve had many artists who’ve inspired me with makeup, however, Samer beats all of them put together. Hands down!

I hope I can attend one of his workshops some day!

Go ahead! Get inspired by Samer today!

BeBlessed
sandylashxx

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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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