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Guest Contribution : First Impressions of Wet N Wild Nail Polish

For months I have been hearing about this beauty brand and that it was only available in certain Clicks stores. So when curious me got to try out a Red and a Glittery polishes I was rather happy.IMG-20150308-00011

I generally hate red on nails but decided I would use it paired with a glittery red on an accent finger. I totally love the brush , smooth strokes and no excessive polish dripping all over. I used a base coat and 2 coats of the polish. Extremely impressed as its lasted me 5 days before it started chipping and that to me was the sign to remove it. During the festive season I tried on the glittery on I used it as an overcoat of a beige/brown colour. I had to use several coats to get the colours of the glitter evenly over my nail. Once on it was rather pretty and I did get a few compliments. And the removing the glitter polish was a nightmare it took me ages, I scrapped and had to soak my nails. I wasn’t impressed with that and since then I have not used glitter polishes again.IMG-20150308-00012

I am keen to try out the other colours and products in the Wet n Wild range, I just wish more stores with stock them.

About the Author:

A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

You can follow Verushka on Twitter @verushka143 or visit her blog spicegoddess.co.za

Disclaimer: These products were sent as part of a press preview, this has not altered the view of these products in anyway.

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Five Minute Frenchie

A French polish can be a disaster when doing it yourself and can sometimes end up with a huge mess rather than effortless-chic. Essence have a genius French manicure brush which is only R31.95 and is curved to give you easy application of white nail polish to your tips in one fail-proof swoop in order to achieve gorgeous white tips which can then be topped by a nude pink.

I happened to give my latest purchase of Essence polish Nail Art Special Effect topper with a “feather effect” a whirl on top and I was seriously in love with the results! The nail art聽topper is聽only R34.95!5 Minute French

How I achieved my manicure:

  1. Prepared my nails by buffing and shaping as desired.
  2. Dipped my Essence French Manicure brush into my white Rimmel Brit Manicure polish for nail tips and in one swoop on each nail achieving a gorgeous white tip.
  3. Swooped one coat on each nail of Rimmel Brit Manicure in natural pink nail colour.
  4. Applied a coat of Essie 3-Way Glaze to each nail.
  5. Lastly applied a topped off with Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper.

Quick. Simple. Easy. Cheap.

What is not to love? They were the perfect nails for my birthday on the weekend!

x flea143

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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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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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Back to School : Nail Art

CHALK NAILS Hi Poutlings 鉂

CIATE has repeatedly impressed聽me in recent months, with innovative manicure solutions ranging from caviar pearls to foil finishes to velvet nails. They continue to amaze me and have launced CHALKBOARD nails which comes with chalk pens that you can doodle, draw and write with to your hearts content!

I really hope they bring this to SA soon, because this is seriously so awesome. Check out some designs people have been posting on Pintrest!

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I have a few questions though – will the polish make your nails feel like a chalkboard? Can you erase the liquid chalk pen marks? does the chalk rub off all over everything you touch? If you misbehave will you be forced to stay after school and clean the nail erasers? lol

The set will retail for 拢18 and contain the chalkboard polish, a topcoat, and four liquid chalk pens in white, pink, blue, and green.

x missfitz

related: NAIL CAVIAR, THE NEXT BIG THING IN聽NAILS聽– Sandylashxx (poutperfection.com)

NELE NATURALE聽NAILS聽– Sandylashxx (poutperfection.com)

For The Love of Nail Art 鈥 By聽Vonimoller聽– MissMegsJane (poutperfection.com)

HALLOWEEN : Funky Nail聽Art聽– moi (et poutperfection)

CREATIVE, FUN, SEXY聽 NAIL ART聽IDEAS!聽– Sandylashxx (poutperfectin.com)

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HALLOWEEN : Funky Nail Art

Hiya Poutlings

This post is for our readers that are excited about Halloween only being a few weeks away! I’ve seen a trend of really funky nail art in honour and preparation of this spooky day.

will you be sporting any of these looks or similar ones?

*missfitz

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