Birthday Month *Giveaway*

Hello World. Its been a hot minute but I’m back with a special treat.  It’s my birthday month and to celebrate I am hosting a giveaway.

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This giveaway is valued at over R4500.00 and includes:

1. Dermactin Stretch Mark Complex

2. Dermactin Forehead Refiner

3. Dermactin Eye Renewal Eye Cream

4. Dermactin Eye Puffiness Reducer

5. Reydiant Facial Oil for Sensitive Skin

6.Reydiant Primer Oil

7.Reydiant Anti Ageing Facial Serum

8.Reydiant Clay Face Mask

9.imPress Press On Manicure x2

10.Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette

11.Catrice Noir Lacquer & Catrice Luxury Nudes

12.Catrice Luminous Lips in ” Into the Maroon Lagoon” & “Whats AP-ricot?”.

13.Catrice Ultimate Stay in 170 “Beauty in Every Pink”.

14. Catrice Smokey Matt Powder Liner

15.Wet n Wild Coloricon in Brass

16.White Glo Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste

17. Inuka Modern Me Hair & Body Perfume

18. Inuka Calming Oil

19. Inuka Skin Clearing Oil

20. Inuka Liquid Lipstick ML10

21.Dare Matt Lip Gloss in 007

22. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Facial Wash & Scrub

23.Shea Moisture Daily Hydrating Leave in Treatment

24.Black Opal Blush Brush

25.Kiss Blooming lashes

To enter you have too:

1.Follow my blog & Instagram @fadwawc for a bonus entry.

2.Follow @beautyswop 

3.Follow @reydiant_natural_products

4.Follow @inuka_fragrance

5.Keep your fingers crossed. Good luck!

Thank you to Beauty Swop or Sale, Reydiant Natural Products and Inuka Fragrance for sponsoring this give-away.

T&C’s:Competition closes 09 October 2018 at 00:00.Winners will be announced on 10 October, 2018. This giveaway is only open to South African residents.

Monday Must Have’s: Beauty Swop or Sale Make-Up Masterclass!

Hello World. Today I am excited to share some exclusive news. A few weeks ago you would have seen me post about the Beauty Swop or Sale Expo which you can read about here.I am excited to announce that the BSS will host a make up masterclass in September.

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The Ultimate Make-UP Masterclass will take place on September 15th 2018 at CA One Table in Claremont, Tickets are  R950.00 per person  & you can pick your ticket up here.

As a make-up enthusiast the Beauty Expo is one of those must attend events on the beauty calendar no matter what. This master class makes my heart so happy because (a) I haven’t attended a decent masterclass in yonks, (b) this is so much more than just a makeup masterclass & (c) the masterclass starts off my birthday celebrations.

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Venue

I decided to call Coco the owner of the Beauty Swop or Sale group for the lowdown. As Coco explains the two hour in depth session is such value for money because professionals charge anywhere from R1800.00 for an hour session. The ultimate masterclass is hosted by Kirsty Cochius, the owner of Smudge Makeup Academy. Kirsty has been in the industry for 17 years and is an accredited makeup lecturer. I attended an intermediate class she hosted at the Beauty Expo and this woman is an absolute powerhouse.

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Kirsty Cochius

So we have an amazing event, beautiful venue . Did I mention that food & drinks are included?! Yup its included. We have Kirsty who is a makeup genius walking us through step by step application, sharing hacks & tips. And what is a Beauty Swop or Sale event without the mandatory goody bag. If you have been to the Expo you will know that the goody bag value outweighs the price you pay for your ticket so I expect nothing less from Ultimate Make Up Masterclass goody bag.

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Ofra Cosmetics blush/bronze combo

Ofra Cosmetics a sponsor of this event, will be treating every attendee to a blush/bronzer format to the value of R550.00. This is only one of the items you can expect in the goody bag, everything else is top-secret believe me I tried.

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Thank you for reading beauty Kings & Queens. I hope to see you all there xx

 

Monday Must Have’s: Beauty Swop or Sale Expo 2018

Hello World. Today I am excited to share my experiences at the Beauty Swop or Sale Beauty Expo with you. The Expo took place at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Cape Town last weekend. This was the second Expo hosted in Cape Town and it’s always something I look forward to on the beauty calendar.

As always the goody bag did not disappoint. There are a few items that are not pictured which includes whitening strips for teeth, vouchers, perfume and press on nails.

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Platinum Goody-bag

After visiting a few vendors, we rushed off to the Intermediate make up master class hosted by Kirsty Cochuis the owner of Smudge Make-up & Hair Academy. This was one of the highlights for me as I picked up a few tips like not splurging money on expensive setting powders & using baby powder. Kirsty will also be hosting classes at the Johannesburg chapter of the Expo so keep an eye out Jozi babes.

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Smudge Hair & Make-up Academy face map

After the make up masterclass we were just in time to see the amateur competition winner announced. I so much wanted to enter but as always I had left everything to late & I couldn’t find the time to create a makeup look before the deadline. The winner Charli X Boi took his inspiration from the cubism and surrealism influence in Paris as the theme was Moulin Rouge.

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Charli X Boi, winner of the amateur category *picture taken from Charli X Boi’s page*

After the competition we browsed some more and  picked up some goodies from Pink Cosmetics who also launched their make up range (I received some samples with my purchase) at the expo , Ofra and Curl Chemistry.

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Pink Cosmetics goodies

As they say “God is in the details” and the Beauty Swop or Sale team took care of all the details. The wifi code was advertised everywhere, the venue was an amazing upgrade from last year, the registration table was quick, efficient & professional and best of all I had access to all the best vendors in the same room running amazing specials without worrying about courier costs. These little details are the difference between an amazing event and an event that’s “just okurrrrr”.

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Wearing the Bondi Beach Ofra liquid lipstick on the top lip(on the left)

Thank you for reading. Did you attend the Beauty Swop or Sale Expo? What were your thoughts?

 

Monday Must Have’s: Sephora Collection Face Masks

Hello World. After a jam-packed weekend, its time to Break Out a Monday Must have post. Today I am reviewing the Sephora sheet masks, that I have tried over a period of four weeks. These masks retail for 6USD each.

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The first mask I tried was the Sephora Grape Face Mask, specifically aimed at protecting and acting as a shield against urban pollution to maintain skin’s natural radiance. On the website these masks are described as ” A next-generation Sephora Collection face mask in a new bio-fiber to perfectly hug facial contours for more effective results.”These masks are paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free and cruelty free.

The white sheets are soaked in serum and has a film that needs to be removed before placing it on your face. My first impression was that the smell was not overpowering, this is a big deal for me as my sinus would’ve acted up and my review would end there and then.I thought it would be grape scented but had a subtle rose scent which I loved. The mask was soothing, the serum absorbed easily and after 15 minutes I massaged whatever was left over into my skin. My skin felt refreshed with this mask & I would definitely try it again.

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The next one I tried was the Sephora Litchi Face Mask. This ultra moisturising & brightening mask was what I needed most, as I have extremely dry skin. Once again the smell was rose scented, so that was a plus. It did what it claimed to do , it moisturised my skin which felt plump afterward and brightened it up. I used this before I did my make- up and I could see a difference.

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The next one I was excited to try because I am obsessed with pomegranate was the Sephora Pomegranate Face Mask. This face mask is used to combat fatigue & energize your skin. When I applied this I had a bad reaction around my mouth and nose area which also caused a bit of swelling especially around my top lip area. I’m not sure which ingredient it was that caused the allergic reaction, however I will say this, I do have extremely sensitive skin so this might work perfectly well for you.

The last mask I tried was the Pineapple face mask. This actually smelled like pineapples and what do I love more than pomegranate, PINEAPPLES obviously. This mask aims to perfect & smooth your pores. Once again I used this before I did my make up and that together with my primer had me asking what pores. This mask was a hit & probably my favourite.

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As far as the price is concerned I’m not sure if this is the most cost-effective mask but I would purchase these masks again in a heartbeat. If you are lucky enough to have a Sephora in your city or you order online there is currently a “buy 3 get 1 free deal“. As always thank you for reading. Please let me know how you found these masks. With all my love F xx

 

Monday Must Have’s:Benefit Brow Bar

Hello World. It’s been a minute since my last Monday Must Have review but let’s Break Out a service review shall we .

If you attended my last Women in Business Cuppa for Cansa, which you can read about here, you would have received a Benefit Cosmetics voucher entitling you to a brow wax & tint in the goody bag.

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Goody Bag received at the Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA 

I’ve never been before so I decided to use it before it expired and made my way to the Benefit Brow bar in Edgars Waterfront this past weekend.

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Benefit Brow Bar

I met with brow expert Waseema Kippie who sat me down & talked me through the process .

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Waseema Kippie Brow Expert

First she cleant my brows and then she tinted it. The tint takes two minutes before its removed.

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Waseema applies the tint

Before just going in and waxing my brow she used this nifty little device to do a brow mapping which determines the shape my brow should take . She then tested the wax on the palm of my hand to make sure I was comfortable with the temperature and proceeded to apply wax starting with my unibrow.

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Brow mapping tool

I’ve been waxing for a few years and not a word of a lie when she pulled the wax strip off it didn’t hurt as it usually does and I’m convinced it’s because of the strip which felt satiny smooth .

After the waxing was done and my brows neatened she then went in with the Benefit Fool proof brow powder and Gimme Brow gel to keep it in place . She also used concealer to tidy up which I thought was the cherry on top of the rainbow cake because after waxing I go extremely red and walk around with these patches convinced people are looking at me like I’m from another planet.

 

The service I received was not only professional but it was such a pleasurable experience. Waseema asked me if I was okay throughout my session and we chatted like we had known each other for years . I am so impressed and know this is where I’ll be getting my brows did from now on.

The tint and wax take approximately 20 minutes and will set you back R280.00/21 USD /16 GBP. If you just want a wax it will be R155.00 /12 USD /9 GBP. Worth every penny in my opinion.

As always thank you for reading , I hope you enjoyed this review, let me know in the comment section below. And as the saying goes “Remember great eyebrows don’t happen by chance. They happen by appointment.” All my love F x

WSWB:Networking event

Hello World . It’s time to break out a Women supporting Women in Business post(WSWB). This feature on the blog is an initiative close to my heart. I use this feature to highlight powerhouses who are out here doing the most.

This inspired me to pilot an event for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) called Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA recently. The concept was to invite women business owners, bloggers, beauty enthusiasts & aspiring business owners to get together over a Cuppa for Cansa. The event starts with guest speakers who address a variety of topics but also share advice and tips with us about what makes them successful in business.The floor is then opened to the guests to either market their business, share their stories or pose a question to the panel. The guest speakers are invited to exhibit their company, product or service and at the end of the event guests are encouraged to network and get to know each other .

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Charnelle Avontuur sharing her experiences

All proceeds goes towards funding services The Cancer Association of South Africa provides.

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Exhibit by Evolution Inc & beautiful flowers done by Wedaad ETC

My aim with these events is to create a network of women who can stand for each other, who can support each other & share blueprints so that we don’t reinvent the wheel just perfect it.

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Exhibit by Kalathea Clothing
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From left to right: Marike Spreeth, Dr Koebraa Peters, Fadwa Walker, Lynne Kock & Charnelle Avontuur

Our guest speakers at our pilot event which took place on March 17 2018 were:

1. Lynne Kock from Evolution Incorporated and Coaching. You can read my post about Lynne here or if you want to know more about what she does you can read my review here.

2.Marike Spreeth owner of Grace designs and semi finalist of Mrs South Africa.

3.Dr Koebraa Peters marine biologist and co-owner of Kalathea Clothing. Read the feature I did on Kalathea Clothing here.

4. Charnelle Avontuur owner of South Africa’s biggest beauty group called Beauty Swop or Sale South Africa.

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The Palms offered a lovely intimate space for our event

The event was a huge success, I was buzzing for days after and so were my guest speakers. After amazing feedback I am planning the next event for May 5th 2018 and I’m happy to announce that Rushda Moosajee or Rushtush as she’s fondly known will join us as a guest speaker .

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Our next event takes place May 05th. Venue to be confirmed.

I wasn’t sure this event would be well received but it was. I really think this is the start of a movement and this excites me. Thank you for reading lovelies. If you have a business, product or service let me know about it. With all my love F xx

Monday Must Have’s: The Burgundy Bar

Hello World! Easter Monday is the best Monday and its time to break out a Monday must have post. This time featuring favourite drugstore brand and owner of  the infamous”Maybe shes’s born with it , maybe its Maybelinne” tagline.

I received The Burgundy Bar from a very kind friend and thought I would practise my cut crease.

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This palette is the perfect Autumn palette. With 12 shades which ranges from ultra matte to champaigne metallic shades. I found the shades pigmented with little fallout. I like to use my setting spray with metallic shades to create a more intense and pigmented look and once again it didn’t let me down.When applying the product it went on smooth and I found it blendable.

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While doing the cut crease the lightest shade in the palette set the concealer I used, perfectly. I was super impressed by this as I have tried other lighter shades in other palettes before and did not get the result I wanted.

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What I have found is that I need to cut my crease much higher as I have hooded eyes.

 

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I recommend this product if you are looking for a palette that’s easy to work with. When it comes to pricing it’s not the cheapest palette for a drug store brand, retailing at R260.00 \21 USD\ 15 GPB but the colours & quality more than make up for it.

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Happy Easter Monday all. Let me know if this is a yay or nay for you. With all my love.

Monday Must Have’s: Catrice Cosmetics

Hello World . Its 2018 and time to Break out a Monday Must Have Post.

I’m pretty late to the party with this brand but after seeing it on the 3 for 2 deals at Dischem I didn’t need a second invitation. Catrice cosmetics is a premium brand inspired by trends the world over at an affordable price. Also a firm favourite with bloggers on my timeline and I can see why.

I trialled the Glam & Doll Super black waterproof liner , the eye matic waterproof dipliner & lash|brow designer shaping, conditioning mascara gel. I’m always careful with the products I use as my skin is sensitive and I’ve had bad reactions to liquid eyeliner before . These products however did not disappoint. The Eye matic dipliner  allows easy application, applies like a dream,dries quickly and stays put for the entire day . The same with the Glam & Doll super black liner. What I’m interested to see with the Glam & Doll black liner is if it dries out quickly like I experienced with the Essence liner. I love the lash|brow designs shaping & conditioning mascara gel applicator , it allows you to shape your brows perfectly & the product is not sticky . 

As always thank you for reading, with all my love xx

Monday Must Have’s: Essence Liners

Hello World. Time for me to Break Out a Monday Must Have post again.

Today I’m talking about the Essence Lip liners. I started using this when I couldn’t always afford R200.00/14USD/11GBP for a MAC liner. Its overpriced tbh and I feel the Essence quality is as good. I never used to wear lip-liner but my lipstick bleeds. Wearing  good lip-liners prevents bleeding & prolongs lipstick.

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The essence range of lip-liners retails for  R20.00/1.50USD/1GBP each which means I can afford one in every color. As Clicks is forever sold out I use the nude liner under most of my lipsticks & I’ve also been known to use the Essence Kajal Pencil in white as a liner to brighten & change the color of certain lipsticks.

Do you have any value for money items that have replaced your favorites from higher end cosmetic companies? Drop me a comment below. As always thank you for reading beauties.With all my love, F.

 

 

Monday Must Have’s: Timeless Truth Mask

Hello World. Its Monday and that means I get to “Break Out” another “Monday Must Have” post , girl. My absolute favorite kind of post.

Over the weekend I tried the infamous Hydra Intense Black Charcoal Mask. I received this mask in my BSS Beauty Expo swag bag & was so chuffed when I saw I had received the “Hydra Intense” mask as I suffer from dry skin due to eczema.

Product Description taken from website:

Intense Hydration
Plump up dehydrated skin
Eliminate acne
Bamboo charcoal extract – highly absorbent and deeply cleanses the skin
Suitable for all skin types
Not tested on animals
Fragrance free
Paraben free
CLOTH: Black Charcoal Mask

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I kept the mask on  for 45 minutes. 40 minutes into the mask I started massaging the serum into my skin. It is advised to keep sheet masks on for no longer than 15-20 minutes . When I removed the mask my skin felt tight like a tiger, smooth & super velvety. The best was yet to come the next day when a few people commented on how “glowy” my skin looked and this ,let me just add this was without an ounce of make up on. I’m soooo impressed I’m incorporating this into my weekly beauty routine.

These masks are available from Timeless Truth Mask and usually retails for 69 ZAR but is currently on SALE for 49 ZAR.

 

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Thank you for reading beauties. Please share your favorite masks with me, I think I might just have found my new obsession.Love, peace and happiness xxx