#GstarRAW Women’s Night

Hello my Lovelies ❤

I hope you are all well and getting excited for the holidays (I am so excited)!

Today I have a rather different post for you, Its a fashion post *waits for gasps of horror. Hehe yes I do plan on branching out in 2015 to accommodate for multiple aspects of my life, including fashion and a few other new area’s.

Last week I was contacted by the lovelies over at Vivid Luxury and asked if I would like to attend an event for #GstarRAW, I said I would and asked if I could bring a friend? They said yes, which is awesome! Especially because I don’t know any of the Cape Town Fashion bloggers.

So I dragged my bestest to join me for a night of #RAW fun 🙂 <—- See what I did there?

I must just put this out there by saying… I do not consider myself stylish or “with it” when it comes to fashion so I was slightly daunted when I needed to choose an outfit. My wardrobe is rather basic! I went with Black Skinnies & a leopard print blouse. My clutch is vintage (It belonged to my granny) & some mustache pumps.

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(Left: Me, Right: My bestie Daniella)

I have only ever been to 1 other event and I remember the food being delish! I love food, so I was excited to see what would be on the menu at the event… Lets just say I was not disappointed!

Untitled-1Onto my favorite part of the night… NAILS!

Morgan Taylor was one of the sponsors for the evening and with the help of the Foxbox ladies we all got to have our nails done sporting which ever colour that tickled our fancy.

Untitled-1I chose “Don’t Worry, Be Brilliant” and its from the Neon Collection. Its a neon peach polish. Daniella also chose it when she saw it on my nails but I told her she should have a Holo feature nail (Kinda wish I saw the holo glitter so I could have it too) to make it extra flashy.

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Here we are just casually flashing our nails. We used the #bestienails (Share your Bestie Nails using the hashtag too)

Ok so onto the point of the evening, the denims…

I will start by sharing a little video with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv-z93arjsI

We watched it at the event and it was pretty inspirational.

 “Woman need to celebrate how they’re built and I feel like these denims can achieve that”~Anelisa Mangcu.

Its one of my favorite quotes.

I live in denims, they are my life so I completely agree with everything #GStarRaw is!

I do however have one thing to add, these denims are an investment. I was slightly overwhelmed by the cost of a pair but as they are luxury denims they are something you work towards and definitely something you keep for life.

Daniella & I had a really good evening, I wish I was a bit more outgoing and actually mingled with the people at the event but hopefully I will build up the courage for the next one.

You can follow GStarRAW on Twitter & Facebook

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A little goodbye “We-fie” is in order 🙂

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*all images were either taken by myself or Daniella or by the photographer at the event.

#MaajiMagic2014 Bonus Post

Hello Lovelies,

My Photoshop bombed out so I had to wait to post this 😦 But here it is, rather late than never.

So today I have the nail art I did for TOY and the Maaji Magic event.

Enjoy xx

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I decided to only add it to the Feature nail as that’s how it would have been done at the event.

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TOY Maaji New Collection #maajimagic2014

Happy Friday Lovelies,

This post is going to be jam packed with pretties!

So remember a while back I got to go do nail art for a runway show using TOY products… Well I must have really impressed them because they contacted me again to do another event, only this time it was to create fun Nail Art designs for the Launch of the new Maaji Nail Polish & Swimwear collections

Let’s give you some background in case you missed my last Maaji polish post. Maaji is a swimwear line from Columbia (just like TOY). Maaji & TOY teamed up to create 5 polishes with every new collection of swimsuits.

The colours of the new collection are absolutely stunning.

TOY sent me the collection to play with and to come up with striking Nail Art.

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Here are the swatches of the 5 new polishes:

First up is TOY Maaji Minty Sparrow.

I am in love with this mint polish! It’s possibly the closest to a “True Mint” I have ever seen. I would like to dub this polish a “1 coat wonder”. This polish is so creamy and full of pigment it literally looked great with only 1 coat! I really didn’t have any issues with this polish at all, it dried super-fast and was exceptionally shiny.

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For this swatch I did 2 coats and no top coat.

Then I tried TOY Maaji Marine Fairwater.

Outside of the nail polish world this is my favourite colour of all time! I love this colour in polish too but let’s be honest who can really choose 1 favourite nail polish colour? I know I can’t hehe.

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This polish was yet another “1 coat wonder” pigment packed and oh so creamy! For this swatch I did 2 coats, only because its habitJ, and no top coat.

Next was TOY Maaji Sandy Oasis.

One cannot simply have enough nude nail polish! Although this is true for every polish, it is definitely even truer for nude polishes! I don’t know about anyone else but I think nude polish is to the polish world what the LBD (little black dress) is to the fashion world, an absolute must have! It goes with every occasion!

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This polish, as with almost all the polishes in this collection, is also a 1 coat wonder. Alas I still did 2 coats with no top coat.

The 4th swatch of the collection is TOY Maaji Candy Bay.

This polish is the pop of tropical colour you need on a sad winters day… plus it looks killer stunning on your toes.

This was the only polish that needed 2 coats. The first coat I found to be a bit streaky but the second one smoothed it out and made it perfect.

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I love the fact that the collection contained a nude and a neon, those two always look great together.

The final swatch of the day is TOY Maaji Burgundy Waves.

Out of the entire collection this is my all-time favourite one! The colour is so rich and warm. I have been wearing this on my nails for the last 4 days! I actually think this is a great one for our winter season!

My matric dance dress was this colour and so were my curtains in high schools. #randomfact

Anyway so here is the swatch

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See it’s stunning!

This polish has actually caused a little dilemma in my life… I now want clothes in this colour! Specifically a big chunky woolly jersey.

So this polish was also a “1 coat wonder”

What do you think of this collection? I really really love it!

I was invited to attend the event but didn’t end up going because I came down with flu. I did however stalk the # Tag #MaajiMagic2014 and it looks like the guests had a blast. Take a look at the #MaajiMagic2014 on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to see all the fun.

Who wants to see the nail art?

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These are the nails I created for the event using the colours from the collection. The aim was just to create a fun feature nail and so thats what I did.

My favorites are the top 2 left ones.

I am a bit sad that I didn’t get a chance to do these on myself as I was so busy prepping the falsies for the Nail Art Menu’s. But I do plan to show you so keep an eye out for a bonus post this Sunday 😀

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The menu’s came out super cute thanks to Sigal (TOY SA Head Honcho) and her awesome idea. The guests at the event used these to choose the feature nail they wanted to wear.

Sigal gave me some feedback on the event saying that all the ladies love the Nail Art #blushface. I feel really honored to have had my work put up for all the Media world to see.
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Fashion In The Forest event with TOY Nail Polish *Pic Heavy

Happy Tuesday everyone,

So remember when I did a post about TOY Lila, well it got me recognized by the owner of TOY South Africa which lead to an awesome opportunity to do the Nail Art for the Fashion In The Forest event held at Groot Constantia Historical Wine Estate over the past weekend.

I was sent the entire collection to play with on Friday before the show.

The collection consists of 29 Colours & a Top Coat and a new collection is released every 2 months!!! That’s pretty awesome!

Below is the Colour Chart to have a peek at 😀

COLOR CHARTI managed to swatch a few of my Favorites before the event.

20140314_213106And Now for the swatches

Nude

Nude

Carol

Carol

Amarillo Noen

Amarillo Noen

Lima

Lima

Azul Neon

Azul Neon

Verdeazul

Verdeazul

Mandarina

Mandarina

Plata

Plata

Wolves Melody

Wolves Melody

Unicorn Whisper

Unicorn Whisper

These polishes are pretty great, their dry time is really fast taking 50 seconds for the first coat and 1.5 minutes on the second coat. The formula is really smooth and easy to apply and most of the polishes only need 1 coat!

Here are some snaps from the Fashion Show:

Modelling TOY

Modelling TOY

TOY Business Cards

TOY Business Cards

The View from the Dressing Room

The View from the Dressing Room

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Toy with a View

blackTOY, glittercobreTOY and nudeTOY

blackTOY, glittercobreTOY and nudeTOY

Painting the Models Pretty

Painting the Models Pretty

 

If you want to know more about TOY you can look them up on Facebook or Follow their Instagram . They are currently running a giveaway so go check it out 😀

***Please note the polishes in this post were provided by TOY South Africa.

All The Best

xxx

Caribbean Tan Pamper Day

So yesterday was an event filled day. I was lucky enough to be the second runner up for a giveaway on the Caribbean Tan page. The Prize… A pamper day at the Langaro Spa in Camps Bay.

It was such an amazing experience that I am officially envious of anyone that does it on a regular basis.

The day started out by me getting introduced to Cindy Nell, I then had my makeup done by the girls at Head 2 Toe. I have honestly never seen my eyes so Smokey and pretty. I have tried and failed to get it right. I asked a million and one questions while she did my eyes so that when I try again I can get it right.

Met Cindy Nell

Met Cindy Nell

Then I moved on to selecting my freebies and that was a challenge hehe.

Lovely gifts from Cosmetix

Lovely gifts from Cosmetix

At the Essence Stand I was spoilt for choice. As I already have all the Colour& Go products I chose the Twins Reloaded Romeo & Julia set & a compact Powder.

Essence Stand

Essence Stand

Romeo & Julia Reloaded Twins

Romeo & Julia Reloaded Twins

I then moved over to the Catrice Stand and again had so much to choose from, I don’t actually own any Catrice products as the Dis-Chem by me does not stock them so I chose 3 very pretty Polishes.

Catrice Stand

Catrice Stand

05 Earnie & Birdy, 15 Denim Moore & 30 Lilactric

05 Earnie & Birdy, 15 Denim Moore & 30 Lilactric

I then went over to the Caribbean Tan stand and got my usual Instant Spritzer for Fair Skin. I hate going in the sun so I am a big believer in faking it.

Caribbean Tan Stand

Caribbean Tan Stand

Then I went and got a Mani. I could choose any colour I wanted and so I zoned in on the “Me & My Ice-cream” Trend Edition stand. If I could have chosen to take those babies home I would have, they are on my Wishlist but as they have not been launched yet all I could do was swoon over them. Their Launch Date will be announced.

Me & My Ice-cream

Me & My Ice-cream

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After that I took a snack break and had some yummy foods. Including my ultimate fav… A Red Velvet Cupcake.

Red Velvet Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcake

Nibbles

Nibbles

While snacking I had a lovely sit down with the EDITOR, Kathy Bruggemann, of “Mommy Matters” & a lovely intern from the Glamour Mag. And got some very valuable advice about blogging and running a “brand”.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Chi Chi, the resident Nail Artist for Revlon, she has also been in the Cosmo to give Nail Art how-to’s.

I then finished off the day with a selection of Facial Products, a Perfume & a Caribbean Spray Tan.

As soon as I walked through the door my boyfriend said “You look different” I was like um dah… I am at least 3 shades darker & have professional makeup on. Men!

Anyway All in all it was a very valuable experience and has renewed my drive to be a well known Nail Artist. Back to practice practice practice.

The swatches of all the new polishes will be up much later in the month

All The Best

xxx