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Essence Make-up Review


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I received an awesome hamper from Cosmetix South Africa recently, with some delicious products to review from the Essence beauty range. I’ve always enjoyed this range because it’s light and lets the skin breathe. I find the price is affordable for the target market it’s trying to attract. When I was studying, a lot of my student friends would stock up on Essence products + run through them by the end of the week. It’s great for that busy lifestyle of going out constantly and wanting an affordable range of day-to-day make up that makes you look great quickly. I personally found the blush very appealing. This shade was particularly attractive – it’s light so it looks natural while still giving your skin a rosy-pink feel.

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Creative Inspiration, New York, USA

The Icing On Top


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Being in New York this time of year, I’m seeing snow literally for the second time in my life. I love it, I just really wish it wasn’t so cold! It’s around – 12 °C for my South African readers. I bought a cute fur headband from Macy’s + some leather gloves, they’ve helped a lot. Apparently Feb 15th was the coldest day in New York history in 20 years! Here are some photos from around Battery Park, Central Park, New York’s Theatre District + Jersey City.

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Modelling

Bridal Shoot Modelling


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Behind-The-Scenes Bridal ShootsI modelled at Brenaissance wine estate this past weekend for a bridal editorial with photographer Veronique Millswedding gown designer Elizabeth Stockenstrom + Bijoux JewelleryBrenaissance is any bridal couple’s dream venue. The Bridal suite is beautifully decorated. There’s a white glass fronted chapel that overlooks the vineyards. The venue is a blank canvas and it’s got all the amenities needed for an amazing wedding! If you feel like relaxing at the restaurant on a saturday, they’ve launched their new picnic menu. They also have a brand new wine tasting deck. They offer the most delicious wine paring pizza + lovely cheese cake to top it all off. The shoot was so much fun! I’m confident the images will be pretty awesome. Read more on an article I wrote for aspiring models on how to make magic in front of the camera. I’ve also got more photos of behind-the-scenes on my instagram @misstamikajade.

+ Photography – Veronique Photography

+ Hair – Huidrie Marais

+ Models – Chanel Wessels, Tamika Doubell, Anesia Joseph

+ Make-up – Pipa Cross

+ Venue – Brenaissance Wine Estate

+ Dresses – Elizabeth Stockenstrom

+ Jewellery & Hair pieces – Marnell Nortje {Bijoux Jewellery}

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Brand Promos

Topshop’s Personal Shopping!


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I had an incredible time recently with Topshop V&A Waterfront Cape Town. I used their personal shopping service and I was super impressed! Anyone can use this service, it’s free and it’s available to all customers. Simply ask for it when you arrive. You may be treated to a good bottle of bubbly or a cappuccino while you’re at it! Join their Facebook page here.

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Sneaky Photo Shoot Sesh


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Hippi Chic
Photographer: Merrissa Lebetkin, behind-the-scenes

We had an impromptu little photo shoot session up in Hout Bay for BaliBali Fashion Store Cape Town….. I created their blog here and their Facebook here. Also their Pinterest here. The photos we are taking on the beach and on location in Hout Bay are all part of their new summer campaign. Marketing posters will be for the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof + digital advertising. I was thinking about 5 questions I would love to know from you (my lovely readers!)……

+ What’s one song that you can’t stop listening to?
+ What’s one thing you’re doing lately to make yourself better?
+ What’s your favourite piece of jewellery atm?
+ What have you been wanting to do but just…haven’t?

My answers:

+ I love EDM music the best. But lately it’s “Yonce/Partition” from Beyonce’s new album “Beyonce”
+ Banting diet. Read here and get involved
+ A ring I bought at Topshop
+ Go for a massage

** Ps. I wrote about the colour symbolism of ORANGE + PURPLE.

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Photographer: Merrissa Lebetkin, behind-the-scenes
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Knitwear Shoot for BaliBali in Camps Bay, Cape Town!


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Headshots in Camps Bay

We did a fabulous shoot recently in Camps Bay for BaliBali Fashion Boutique, Cape Town. I think the beaches in Cape Town are gorgeous! We are working on their marketing posters for the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street as well as for new brochures + digital advertising. I’ve designed + launched all their social media platforms and our new “Hippi Chic” campaign is looking good! Summer is here! (Please note all these pics are copyright. If you want to use any of these photos, get in touch with me here).

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❤ Digital

Pairing Eye-Shadows Like A Pro


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Pairing Eye Shadows Like a Pro

I’ve never been a makeup expert. This changed a little when I got into the film industry 3 years ago. In such a space, us ladies always want to look our best!  I’ve needed to learn some basics. Here are a few tips I can pass on to you. One thing I find amazing is the difference a bit of eye shadow can make. It’s crazy how you can make your eyes pop with a colour. These guidelines are great for when in the professional arena or for when you dress up to go out on the town.

Brown eyes

+ Teals

+ Purples

+ Browns

+ Yellows

Any shade actually works with brown. Lucky you!

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Blue eyes

+ Blues

+ Silvers

+ Dark Greys / Ash (Smokey Eyes)

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Green eyes

+ Purples

+ Golds

+ Browns

+ Dark Greens

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Local make-up artists  for your next special event
Local make-up schools and training institutes

Here’s me trying something a little different during a shoot with Seagram Pearce in Cape Town!

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Cover Photo: Death To The Stock Photo