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#HANDS DOWN – THIS IS THE BEST MAKEUP ARTIST IN THE WORLD 馃拫馃拕

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

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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
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#CAKE FOR DOGS – DOGGY CAKE GOOD ENOUGH FOR HUMANS

Good Friday Morning !

So on the 29th of July 2014 was my Neapolitan Mastiff Nina’s first birthday and I just had to organise her a cake and prezzies.

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS: CAKE

1 Large apple or two smaller ones
1,5 cups rice flour/gluten-free
1/4 cup corn flake crumbs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda

1/2 cup plain full cream yogurt
1/4 oil
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
3 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

INGREDIENTS: FROSTING

1 tub low-fat cream cheese
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons plain full cream yogurt
2-3 tablespoons rice flour/almond flour

METHOD: CAKE

Preheat oven to 200 deg C
Core apple then grate it, set aside.
Sieve the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients, add the cheese and apple.
Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. 聽Fold together and pour into prepared small cake tin or cupcake tin.
Bake for about 30 min until golden brown.

METHOD: FROSTING

Mix all the ingredients together until it’s a smooth consistency.
I added edible colour and glitter. (optional)
I used a zip lock bag to do the piping. Just spoon the frosting into the bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner and let the decorating begin.

So give it a try! Nina also received some gifts and of course shared her cake with Donatella! Let me know what you think and comment below! Also remember that a healthy dog diet should consist of good quality pellets with a higher percentage of protein. Cooking food or left overs is not good for your pet. Dogs can鈥檛 digest cooked bones, it鈥檚 not good for them. This cake is a treat that my dogs will be getting on their birthdays. Just as we have treats on special occasions. Some of us more than most. lol.

Remember that your pets should be treated with respect and love, but as the Dog whisperer puts it… remember that: first it’s an animal, then a species, then breed, then a pet.

Lots of Blessings

Muchluv, Sandylashxx

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#RUBYWOO, HOW ARE YOU! 馃拕馃拕馃拕馃拫

Hey there gorgeous.

Recently I went to a dear friends wedding. So I thought I would show you show you how I did my makeup.

So many makeup artists say you should have one focal point on your face. And generally they’re right. But there is one look where you could pull off strong eyes and strong lips. And that’s when using Red lips.

This is how I do it…

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First, it’s all about contouring and highlighting and of course blending it all properly.

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Then I add a shimmery highlighting eyeshadow in the corner of my inner eyes and on the brow bone. After that I apply black eyeliner and set it with black eyeshadow on my lower lash line.

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I then added a darker shade of eyeshadow on my outer eyelid and blending it to the crease. Giving it a slightly smokey effect. After which I add eyeliner with a tapered brush and an eyeliner paint pot. Of course I shape my brows. Brows are the frame of the face, the face is the picture. So I always shape my brows. As thick, as thin as I want.

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I then finished off with falsies and the famous Rubywoo MAC red lipstick!!!

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In a nutshell, I used KRYOLAN foundations, INGLOT eyeshadows and of course Rubywoo lipstick.

I love wearing this look when going out. It’s strong, yet feminine. 馃拫

Have a fabYOUlous day!!!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylashxx

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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. 馃檪

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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
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The GLAMOUR GLOSS GIRLS – SA’s MOBILE GLAMOUR PROFESSIONALS

Good morning pouters!

I am here to tell you about a fabulous new trend in South Africa. It’s a mobile styling team! They’re the first of it kind in South Africa and they’re taking the industry by storm with their very much unique concept.

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We were lucky enough to interview the founder of the GLAMOUR GLOSS GIRLS, JUSTINE ISAACSON.

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Justine working her magic on a bride.

1) Looking at your concept, I’m sure many beauticians wished they had come up with the idea first. How do you feel knowing that you are “the first of its kind” especially in something so awesomely different?

I’m sure someone has thought about this concept but just not implemented it like we have..it’s exciting to know there’s scope for something fun and fresh in the beauty industry and I’m sure there is loads more to come!

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2) Was it easy getting others to believe in your dream?

Once people had experienced us at events, they loved the idea and so word of mouth has got us moving.It was hard to sell a new idea without actually seeing the service for yourself and of course making sure our beauticians and artists were top quality 馃檪

3) What are the most popular functions the Glamour Gloss Girls get asked to be part of?

We have been fortunate enough to have our artists and beauty bar at the launch of Topshop nationwide.That was truely incredible.We also had nail art in store for Women鈥檚 Day, Brutal Fruit glambassidor event nationwide and our personal shoppers/stylists inside Forever New stores styling ladies to name a few of our top events and we have such exciting glam events coming up for summer 馃檪

4) Where are you based?

I am based in Johannesburg but we have artists and stylists nationwide.

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6) Are you planning on franchising Glamour Gloss Girls around South Africa?

One day … 馃檪

7) What would you like our readers to know about you Justine Isaacson and your Glamour Gloss Girls team?

We really are unique.What makes us different is that we take beauty and create an entertainment vibe making you and your guests feel like stars.The GGG team cater for any size event or function.We tailor- make the event to suite your needs.Our crew are all skilled and bubbly, ready to pamper and preen guests and make them leave looking and feeling better than when they arrived.

8) What do you see in the future of the Glamour Gloss Girls?

I think there is a huge amount of growth potential. I would like to have a great team of mobile artists and different mobile beauty bars glamming up SA! I can see us making that happen!

9) How many beauty ‘technicians’ are currently in your mobile team?

We have about 32 artists and stylists in our team

10) What tips can you give for brides-to-be?

Make sure you explain exactly what you want to your stylists and artist and have a trial. It’s important to know what look you want so there are no surprises on your big day! What I also suggest is having a trial on a day where you will be going out at night to see how the makeup lasts.

Be careful of spray tans I don’t reccomended them on your face. Make sure you have a translucent powder on the day you can touch up with, it will take the shine away and keep the make up set all day 馃檪

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11) Can you please tell us what your top 5 beauty DO’s are? And of course, the top 5 DON’Ts?

路 Don’t use a liner that’s darker than the lipstick we all know you have lips you don’t need to line them like that!
路 Don’t wear foundation that is too dark for your skin tone,rather bronze over but this will look awful!
路 I believe less is always more!
路 Eyebrows should always be well threaded..I’m a big fan of threading.
路 I love hair extensions ( as I have fine hair) provided they are done well! If it鈥檚 going to give you the body you need in your hair grea;!just make sure you going to someone reputable.
路 Keep a little touch up kit in your bag with a little tester perfume,a nail file,eyeliner,concealer and nice lipgloss you never know where youl land up 馃檪
路 For a flawless skin, make sure to always clean your face properly with the right product for your skin type.Cleanser and moisturizer daily and the occasional mask will help give you the most radiant look for summer.
路 Don’t underestimate how important posture is!
路 There’s nothing more attractive to a man than a confident, well- presented women so let’s strut our stuff ladies!!

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12) Can you mention some of the products you use?

For nails, unless we are doing an event where they have their own brand,we use Tip Top – they have an incredible range of good quality colours!
Make up : we have MAC,Stila,NARS, Kryolon and a few other professional brands only.
Massage: we have amazing oils, some direct from Thailand
Hair: we only style hair for events so no products really

13) As you get to meet many different people, how would you describe South African style?

I think South Africans are definitely more conservative than Europeans but we are steering more away from that and becoming more unique in our own style; bringing in our culture diversities and becoming more expressive in our dress sense and style.

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14) What do the women of South Africa want regarding beauty?

They want quality more than anything! Women in SA want the same selection as overseas and want to look and feel beautiful with the best service possible.

15) If any professional wants to be part of your amazing team, how can they go about it?

They can email us at info@theglamourglossgirls.com with their cv. I am always looking for talented bubbly artists to join our team.

Thank you and we look forward to pampering you soon!

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As you can see, Justine is a motivated, well informed, experienced woman who knows what she wants for the GLAMOUR GLOSS GIRLS future. She and her mobile styling team have already collaborated with so many well known events, such as the CARTIER FASHION SHOW, FIRE AND ICE MELROSE ARCH LAUNCH, TOP SHOP LAUNCH SANDTON, FOREVER NEW LAUNCH SANDTON, TABOO FASHION SHOW, DANNY K MUSIC VIDEO, WEDDINGS, BACHELORETTES, BIRTHDAYS, NICCI BOUTIQUE HYDE PARK just to mention a few.

Please contact this amazing and exclusive beauty team for YOUR event.

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GLAMOUR GLOSS GIRLS FACEBOOK

EMAIL

JUSTINE ISAACSON EMAIL

Tel: 011 483 1616
tel:0727824958

I cannot wait to experience the GGG team for myself, neither should you.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylash

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