Tuesday, 25 March 2014

About Me!

Good day love

As I share in a previous post,  I have started a Youtube Channel. The content of the channel will mostly be makeup, beauty, style and just general things about life. I posted two videos a few weeks ago that were tutorials but I hadn't introduced myself. So today I've just uploaded an introduction entitled "About Me". It's really brief but I felt it had to be done. Of course as time goes by I will share more about myself. For now though check this out.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Everyday face!

Hi there

It's no secret that as I grow older, like many ladies I know I've started to like makeup, a lot. However as much as I love catching the beat I like to keep it simple. I do switch it up for nights out and special occasions but on the daily I keep it so minimal you'd think I'm bare faced. I started wearing makeup regularly about two years ago(yes, late bloomer in many books but yeah lol).I see myself as a beginner.  Makeup for the longest time really was not a big deal here in SA. Many ladies don't wear it at all. However many are starting to wear it like my newbie self. I've started a Youtube channel wherein I'll share the little that I've learnt so far on makeup/beauty and style. Yes there are millions of beauty channels out there, but there aren't many by South African girls. It's all well and good oooh and aaah about gorgeous makeup on YT but it sucks that some of the products used by the girls from the US/UK are either not available at all here or super expensive. Now with this channel I'm using items that are available in SA and inexpensive. Phew, that was mouthful! anyhoo here's the video of my everyday makeup. Check it out, subscribe to the channel, rate and comment.

before meets after :D


Monday, 10 March 2014

Maybe she's born with it!

Hello Loves

Some time in mid February I entered a Maybelline South Africa competition called L'Oreal Maybelline Dream competition on Facebook. You know how it goes, you enter a competition and think "I probably won't win this, there's thousands of pretty girls who visit the page, surely there'll be as many entries". The first stage of the competition required one to post their picture posing with their favourite Maybelline product. Because I have three favourites I took 3 selfies using them, created a collage and entered. Yes there were many entries, gorgeous girls if I may add, but to cut a long story short, I was picked as one of the 10 finalists and I received the news on my birthday(28 February). The second stage required that the finalists send a short video of themselves motivating why they should win. That was the easiest part for me because I LOVE Maybelline products(and their advertisements more lol), and surely the brand would want someone who knows and loves their products to win. So as soon as I got home after work that day I put together my humble little "set" in my room, that basically means I sat on my camp chair, put my phone on the window seal and started rolling. I did just one take, as honest as could be, edited it immediately(adding the opening and closing segment and music)  and viola! I won! ayeye! *big grin*
The prize for competition includes return flight tickets to Cape Town + accommodation (yay I haven't been to CPT since 2012), a pro photo shoot(makeup and wardrobe, the works :D) and wait for it....a feature on Glamour magazine! I'm really really excited bout this. I thought I'd share the video with you. Check it out below. I will definitely share everything about the trip and the shoot so do keep an eye.

the collage for the first round