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Friday, 29 January 2016

How to clean make up brushes?

After chatting to a friend about skincare and the products that I use on my face. We tend to forget the importance of regularly cleaning of our make up brushes. So when I asked a few of my friends the above question, I usually receive a response of uhmmm.... or they'll respond by saying a few months ago or I didn’t think it was needed? 
Ladies cleaning your make up brushes is a must & it doesn’t have to be a daunting 
task at all.
 There are quite a few ways that you can go about cleaning your make up brushes, from using an actual make up brush cleaning product, to baby shampoo to even your own DIY solution. The options are endless, you just need to find the method that works for you.
 1. Lay out all the brushes you would want to clean on a piece of paper towel.
      2. Wet the brushes in a bowl or jar.
3.Get the soap of your choice, my preference is a bar of Lux soap or if you have 
sensitive skin use an unscented bar of soap.
4. Swirl the wet brush on the bar of soap, until foam appears.
5. Dip brush back into the bowl and you will see the water change colour. You could also just run your brushes under a lukewarm tap, but we all about saving water so I suggest using a jar saves water.
6. Remember to squeeze excess water out of your brush by using your index finger and thumb. Repeat the above until water is clear.
7.  Then lay wet brushes on a clean paper towel against a wall. So that the excess 
drops flows down.
8.  Allow it to dry over night.
9. In the morning you would have fresh, clean brushes to use with a lovely scent.
If you have an another method of cleaning your make up brushes, please do share! Would love to know what you are doing?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

2015 Reflections & 2016 Goals

I don't usually do reflections or goal setting posts, as I don't think that would be something anyone would be interested in reading. But I went against my gut and thought I'd take a trip down 2015 memory year merely because there were some really good memories made. OK!
My 2015 has been rather eventful, with loads of fun adventures and challenging times. I must say that when I started my blog say 4 years ago I would have never thought that it would be what it is today. I work with so many amazing brands on a daily bases and really get to live out my passion. I’ve just highlighted a few of my favourite moments for 2015 but trust me if I had to highlight them all you might want to stay up all night, but don't worry I wont put you through it all...
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2015 Reflections:
1) Being featured in the Foschini window for the 1st time this was quite an achievement for me and something that I never expected would be me. An amazing moment was when my blog readers started sending in #selfies of the poster in the Foschini store & people started noticing that it was me. Still a highlight and it was where it all started.
2) I’ve mentioned that I have managed to work with amazing brands during the course of 2015 but Land Rover and Jaguar really stood out for me. It's really amazing to work with a team that is so passionate about the brand. The adventures we went on with Land Rover is something ill never forget & PS: being given the opportunity to drive the awesome Jaguar XE definitely made my husband really jealous.

3) Who would have thought that shh..modeling would be a thing I would enjoy as much I did! I got an opportunity to do a Denim campaign with Foschini along side the awesome Tshepiso Ralehlathe who is currently the face of Foschini. How insane is that?
To top it off It was even featured in the glamour magazine...
4) One opportunity turned into another and then I was featured in Foschini Spring campaign, I still pinch myself now and then...
2015 has really been a year full of excitement and challenges, but mostly fruitful opportunities and engagements but so far 2016 is not looking back at all.
 I been selected among-st the group of Fashion Friends to go London Fashion Week in February 2016. Which I am beyond trilled about! Everyone that reads my blog knows how much I have wanted to travel and finally I have been granted the opportunity to do so. I have also just shot the new winter campaign with the Fashion friends so, 2016 has officially kicked off. 
2016 Goals:
-I hope to grow this space, I love blogging so much that I really hope I could have done it on a full time bases.
-I am not very active and would love to concentrate on that more this year! So some exercising would be great! Baby steps ok!
-I would love to become a bit more organised, I lead a very busy life and since I'm not as organised as I would have hoped to be I tend to do alot of things on the last minute. 
-I'm finishing my last year of doing my B.com Marketing Management degree so hopefully this year I can tick that off my list.

One thing is for sure... my favourite quote is finally bearing fruit x

"Be daring, Be different, Be Impractical, Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary" -Cecil Beaton

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Review: What is Olaplex?

So I’ve been getting a lot of compliments & question about my hair lately. I been stopped in public spaces; I’ve been walked up to in shopping centers & I have even been getting the occasional your hair "looks awesome", "love the colour" comment. But above all, I get asked quite a bit of concerning questions too, such as “how do you manage to get your hair this light?”, “How does your hair not fall out?”, & "Isn't that damaging your hair?"
Well I was asking myself all of the same questions until I was told about this miracle product called Olaplex by my salon, StyleBar. They know how much I love colouring my hair, so this product suited me perfectly. 

What is Olaplex you ask? Olaplex pushes the envelope further without compromising the integrity of hair. So whcih means you can colour your hair without the worry of damage. OLAPLEX is a revolutionary that repairs the broken disulphide bonds in our hair. These bonds get broken down in a number of ways: by frequent colouring, bleaching, applying heat to your hair or even general everyday wear and tear.
OLAPLEX is a revolutionary damaged hair treatment that repairs the broken disulphide bonds in our hair. These bonds get broken down in a number of ways: by frequent colouring, bleaching, applying heat to your hair or even general everyday wear and tear. Sounds crazy right?

How did Olaplex originate? It started with two of the world's leading PHD's in Materials and Chemistry that had never worked on hair products before, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. With this fresh outlook, this dream team invented a single ingredient chemistry, that is free of silicone or oils that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.
So to say the least I colour my hair religiously every 6weeks and found that the damage was taking a major toll on the condition and texture of my hair. Usually after a full head of bleach my hair woiuld be left with a “straw-like” feeling and it would wreck havoc on my ends. So when Olaplex was suggested to me by my stylist at Stylebar I knew that this was something that i needed to try. No damage? Mmmm sounded too- good to be true. So off I went about 2 months ago for my 1st session starting with brown/blonde hair for a complete transformation to white blonde hair. In my mind I dreaded my hair feeling stiff, but loving colour as much as I do. I jumped right in. The stylist did the complete chemical process and gave me a swift blow dry. This would be the test! To my absolute surprise, after 2bleach sessions, as my natural is rather dark. My hair was soft and I could run my fingers through with no effort. My stylist gave me another bottle to take home & apply 5days after my colour session and so I did. I could not believe how soft my hair was.
So 6weeks later I went back on Monday to get my roots done. I can honestly say that my hair is in the best condition it has ever been since my colouring process started & my hair has actually grown. This is insane as I usually end up constantly trimming the ends due to damage. So I can really recommend Olaplex and confidently confirm that it really worked for mw. Just make sure that you go to a good reputable salon to get the treatment done. You wouldn’t get just any dentist to extract your teeth so why does the same principle not apply to your hair? Big Thanks to Stylebar for making my sessions so pleasant.
This is to happy, healthy & bold hair.