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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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MY WEDDING DAY – SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 2, THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey there! So I hope you enjoyed my previous post on my wedding day about my wedding dress and where I got it. If not, please check it out wedding dress

Post 2, is all about the photographer. Christopher Munton. Actually, he isn’t a photographer, think of him as an artist.

I personally can’t stand cheesy wedding photos one sees these days. And sometimes it is the photographers that just are inexperienced. If you’re planning a wedding, I suggest you pay for a good photographer. Photos are what you end up with to remember the day forever. Not the shoes, not your perfume, or the amount of people you invited. So if you’re going to settle for a cheap photographer with a cliche portfolio, then that is what you’ll end up with…

The venue I chose sent me a list of suggested suppliers of photographers, musicians, makeup artists etc. Scrolling through the lists, Christopher’s work definitely stood out! It wasn’t normal wedding photos. It was art!

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My parents, me and Nicholas.

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Nick’s parents.

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My mom giving me a gift in the day. Tavita my niece was with us.

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My cousins son looking for his name in the seating list.

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My nephew with my sister.

Please have a look at the rest of the photos on Christopher’s website in the link below and tell me what you think.
Nicholas and Sandy Wedding, Christopher Munton blog

Please read up on Christopher and his work in this link below.
FAQS

So if you’re planning your own wedding and you’re in need of the best photographer, please contact Emily and or Christopher. You will not be disappointed! I must say, he is also such a great person! You feel totally comfortable with him. He captures the most wonderful moments without being all up in your face. Chilled and relaxed is how I felt. I feel that the mood of the photographer can set the mood of the bride as he is there while she is getting ready. So if he can relax you, you’ll be way more calm walking into the chapel. So this is a thank you to Christopher. Thank you for bring a brilliant artist.

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More info:

Contact Christopher Munton: contact Emily or Christopher
Christopher Munton photography FACEBOOK: Christopher Munton Facebook

So have a look, like his page and be wow’d!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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THE #ALBINO SUPERMODEL REFILWE MODISELLE

Good Afternoon Gorgeous Pouters

I don’t know if you’ve seen or heard about the ALBINO MODEL? Well, she is taking the modeling world by storm. Her name is Refilwe Modiselle, and I’m proud to say she is from South Africa.

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The 27 year old is one of the most sought after faces in the fashion world, due to her unique looks. She was quoted as saying: “I never thought I’d be a model. I finally feel beautiful!”

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She said it was tough growing up “in the skin of a white person” in South Africa. She was teased while walking down the street, but she didn’t care. “People thought my mother was involved with a white person. I remember agents not being too keen to sign me either”.

Here in South Africa, many albinos are killed for “muthi”, as their body parts are thought to have more power. It’s crazy! I’m glad she is showing people, that she isn’t an ingredient to a potion, but rather an amazingly stunning woman!

– She walked for David Tlale in 2005
– She’s signed to too international modeling agency Ayana Africa Model Management
– She is the face of South African brand LEGiT
– She graces catwalks all over the world

She has inspired fellow albino Thando Hopa, to tale on the modeling world!

“I hope to inspire many people, regardless of race or color”.

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Watch this AMAZING clip! LEGiT – REFILWE MODISELLE

I wish you all the best Refilwe! A true inspiration and beauty. Oh, and lets thank David Tlale, Ayana Africa Model Management and LEGiT for believing in Refilwe!

MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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PFW: Jean Paul Gaultier – ’80s Gay Icons – Not as Fabulous As It Sounds…

Hiya Poutlings

There are not many words falling out of my gawping mouth as aI look again and again at the tribute to ’80s gay icons that was Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Spring 2013 runway show at Paris Fashion Week.

We all love some Madonna, Grace Jones and Boy George, but this is a cringe-worthy pop parade which did neither Jean Paul Gaultier nor the memories of these artists in their prime any justice, whatsoever.

Let the pictures do the talking with my running internal dialog of what I think:

Opening with Mork and Mindy V-tuxedo a la Grace Jones

 

 

On to more androgyny with a few Annie Lennox-es

Madonna look 1 – Blonde Ambition

Madonna look 2 – Like a Virgin

More Boy George circa Culture Club Karma Chameleon than is healthy for the senses

Michael Jackson-alikes. Dear God will it end. Philip Treacy wrung this one dry… and I have not yet blogged about, but I may do so… but Michael Jackon scares me.

oh look… a Jamie Foxx look-a-like…

Aaah, Sade.

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The ugliest garment to ever walk a Paris runway, EVER.

and in true Jean Paul Gaultier style, he closed the runway with a bunch of late ’80s bondage house dancers – which in fairness should close everything ever.

one of the bondage house dancers who closed Jean Paul Gaultier’s show…

Jean Paul Gaultier got dealt a tough card with having to follow Phillip Treacy’s dramatic London show which featured Michael Jackson’s actual costumes, the show was only 2 weeks ago so that kinda leaves Jean Paul sitting in the dust behind Phillip Treacy. I may even have to blog about Phillip Treacy’s show, just to show you the awe of the garments he made, but the thoughts of looking at lots of Michael Jackson-likes scares me, he really does scare me.

As with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Amy Winehouse tribute last season, Jean Paul is on what seems to be an unstoppable attempt to bring back an irrelevant circus act.

What do you think of his collection? Did it hurt your eyes like it did mine??

**missfitz

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Through the Years: A Tribute to Madonna

Hello my darling Pouters!

Since I was a little girl, I had been exposed to Madonna’s music, thanks to having a sister who was an 80’s teen and a die-hard Madge fan, I was singing “Like a Virgin” since before I knew what virginity was and singing “Pappa Don’t Preach” since I was in nappies.

So, I take this time to introduce you to the many faces Madonna has sported throughout the years, from obnoxious teen to sexy granny, here is MADONNA:

Madonna in 1984, the start of her career
“Like a Virgin”

Madge in 1985
These were her “Desperately Seeking Susan” days

In 1986, Madonna sported the blonde crop for “True Blue”

Definitely Madonna’s worst look was when she started her “Who’s that Girl World Tour” in 1987 with blonde hair and big bushy black eyebrows

1988 was the year Madonna divorced her husband of 3 years Sean Penn and the divorce was finally settled in 1989, oh and she discovered a tweezer. Good on her!

In 1989 Madonna was the first of many celebs to use the “God Card” and sparked controversy with her music video for “Like a Prayer” by using African American actor Leon Robinson to play Jesus.

The famous “Blonde Ambition World Tour” started in 1990, where Madonna was sporting her cone bra (recently sported by daughter Lourdes)

Madonna (above with Michael Jackson) dated some pornographer around this time (1991) and also Vanilla Ice. She also did her first documentary called “Truth or Dare”

1992 was the year of Madonna properly releasing herself as Hollywood’s Ultimate Bad Girl by releasing the book entitled “Sex”, starred in “Body of Evidence” and released “Erotica”

1993 was the year of “The Girly Show World Tour” where she dressed as a dominatrix and danced alongside topless dancers and needless to say, the tour got a lot of negative reviews

A naughty 1994 Madonna did an interview on David Letterman, asking him to smell her underwear and apparently it caused such an outrage that people said that she had gone too far with her sexual-ness. Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_pxJtG4D4g

In 1995 she was busy with her “Bedtime Stories” tour, but decided to go for a more subtle look to regain some old fans, releasing songs like “Take a bow” and “Secret”

Probably the softest Madonna we’ve seen to date, 1996 saw Madonna acting out the role of of Evita Peron for, well, “Evita”. It was also the same year she fell pregnant with daughter Lourdes.

In 1997 Madonna gave birth to her little bad girl Lourdes Maria Ciccone and won a Golden Globe for “Best Actress” for her role in “Evita”

The release of “Ray of Light” in 1998 brought on another extreme change in Madonna’s looks and music, bringing on a more spiritual side of the singer. “This record, more than any other records, covers all the areas of life. I had recently joined Kabbalah and I had left off partying—but I had just had a baby, so my mood was complete, and I was incredibly thoughtful, retrospective and intrigued by the mystical aspects of life.”

In 1999 Madge released “Beautiful Stranger” for one of the Austin Powers movies and in the video is seen fondling Mike Meyers, much to his pleasure (lol)

For the beginning of 2000, she seemed to like doing the whole cowgirl thing with her style and it can be seen in her videos for “Music”, “American Pie” and “Don’t Tell Me” and also gave birth to her son Rocco

The “Drowned World Tour” started in 2001 and Madge starred in then-husband Guy Richie’s disastrous movie “Swept Away”

Madonna releases the song “Die Another Day” for the James Bond movie and also brings a new (and buff) body to our attention

The year of the infamous Madonna/Britney/Christina kiss was 2003 when they decided they were going to make controversy and kiss on the stage at the 2003 MTV ideo Music Awards. Nowadays, that’s just another drunk night at some silly club or another Gaga music video (lol)

In mid-2004 Madonna embarked on the Re-Invention World Tour in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It became the highest-grossing tour of 2004, earning $125 million. She made a documentary about the tour named “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret”. (Thanks Wikipedia!)

2005 was Madge’s worst fashion faux pas! It was the “Hung Up” days and she was sporting leotards left, right and centre. Thank GOD that phase came and went…

In 2006 Madonna calmed down a bit and then randomly decided to adopt a little Malawian boy (as you do) named David Banda. David came with a lot of complications (you know, the father deciding he wanted him back, etc), but in the end it all turned out for the best and Madonna got to keep her baby (teehee, you see what I did there?)

2007 was a year between the “Confessions” and the “Sticky & Sweet” tours where Madonna kept her leotard / curly hair look *puke*

In 2008 Madonna divorced her second husband Guy Richie and moved on to greener (and sexier) pastures and his name was Jesus Luz, but the relationship ended in 2010

Madge turned her sexy on for a song with Justin Timberlake called 4 Minutes in 2009, still sporting the damn leotard, but at least she was slowly getting tired of it

Doing a campagne for Dolce * Gabbana in the pic above in 2010, Madonna also did something terrible in that year and gave the TV show “Glee” the right to rape all of her wonderful music and “Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna” was released.

Pictured above with daughter Lourdes in 2011. Madge released a clothing line called Material Girl with Lourdes and Taylor Momsen was the face of it until she was later replaced by Kelly Osbourne.

2012: The beautiful bitch turns 54 in August this year and personally I don’t think she’s looked better! If you watch her music video for Girl Gone Wild where she’s got boys dancing in high heels, you’d swear she’s still 26 years old

Let’s hear an applause for the mad woman that’s kept us entertained for almost 3 decades of our lives.

All HAIL MADONNA!!!

♥Marinda Liza♥

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