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28 Feb

Woodlands

Most of the shoots I have done until now have been quite light and airy, so when photographer Grethe Rosseaux and I were brainstorming for this one, I told her I'd like to do something darker. We got make-up artist, Sam Ellenberger, on-board and headed to Paarl Mountain for our shoot. The light in the forest had other ideas, however. Beautiful sunbeams shot through the trees, bathing us in soft light. We decided to go with it, and Sam used more earthy make-up shades for the earlier shots. As the sun set and the woods got a bit darker, so did my make-up. I am beyond pleased with the result of this shoot, and I can't thank Grethe, Sam and her husband, Bruce, enough...
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25 Feb

Shine with champagne coloured hair

I am unapologetic about loving a little luxury. For instance, if I want to wear perfume to bed – I do it, no questions asked. And I truly believe that I don’t need a special occasion to drink champagne, I’ve been known to pop a bottle purely because I felt like it. So it comes as no surprise that my heart was stolen by the Champagne Hair Colour Trend. Say what now? Champagne hair? Yes, it’s a thing! Champagne coloured hair is pretty much dark blonde’s shiny sister. Its gold tones will make you look and feel like the queen that your are! Source This colour works well with ombré, as the lighter ends blend into the gold tones effortlessly.  Source This colour is incredibly...
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21 Feb

Stylish Slicked Back Hair

Whether you have a lob, or if you’re rocking mermaid hair – one of the most stylish celebrity hair trends to try this year is the slicked back style. Seen on celebs like Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian, this trend looks similar to a slicked back ponytail. But instead of having to tie your hair up and having to deal with a potential headache (we’ve all been there!), you simply slick the front part of your hair back and leave the rest down. These are some of the Hollywood starlets who have perfected the look. Ciara Credit: www.brit.co Ciara looked absolutely breathtaking at the 57th Grammy Awards. Her hair was stylish, but subtle – the perfect complement to her voluminous gown. Kim Kardashian Credit:...
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19 Jan

Retro Shoot With Zel Archer and Cat Moorcroft

I recently got together with photographer, Zel Archer and makeup artist, Cat Moorcroft, for a retro-inspired fashion shoot. I have been dying to do one of these since I watched the music video for Taylor Swift's music video, Wildest Dreams. Working with these two is always an absolute pleasure, and I always find myself feeling like a total badass afterwards. They're constantly building me up throughout the shoot - giving amazing direction and just being super professional while still making me laugh. As much as I love getting dressed up, I still get shy in front of the camera every now and then. But with these two that shyness fades away within seconds. Cat really nailed the retro hairstyles and makeup, and...
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8 Jan

Tangle Angel Review

There are three hair products I absolutely can't live without: My GHD Paddle Brush (It's what keeps my mom bob looking mom bob-y) Moroccan Oil (Because my hair is dryer than a Bruce Willis movie) My Tangle Teezer (It's saved me from crying while detangling my hair) I mentioned my cute leopard-print Tangle Teezer in my "How To Deal With Heat Damaged Hair" article last year. And just when I thought I couldn't love the range anymore, they released the Tangle Angel. The Tangle Angel is amazing for 5 big reasons: It's anti-static, so it prevents flyaway hair and leaves hair smooth and silky. The heat resistant bristles retain their shape even when used with the high temperatures generated by hairdryers. It's water resistant, so you can use it in the shower. Whaduuup! It reminds...
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