We all believe in a healthy lifestyle, ensuring that we eat clean and exercise regularly. It’s important to change things up in your daily routine thus making sure your body doesn’t become too complacent with what you’re doing and so we’re always looking for new, fun and exciting ways to burn those calories 🙂 When BODYTEC approached us to come and experience EMS training we absolutely jumped at the opportunity to give it a whirl.

So what is EMS training?

Electro Muscle Stimulation is a full body workout that doesn’t only target one specific muscle group. During EMS training, up to 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously and the muscle contractions are of higher quality and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, EMS training activates deeper muscle groups which leads to better balance amongst the muscles in the body and increased core stability.

October 9, 2018 0 comment
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Oh how we miss the island life……we’ve only been back for 2 weeks and we’re dreaming of our next trip already. Mauritius is just so magical, and holds some really special memories for us. Whilst planning our recent girl’s trip we went on the search for the perfect beach bag and we found it!!! We give you the amazing Lauprene Beach Bag which comes in 6 stunning colours, is beyond beautiful and was a great addition to our holiday. 

Lauprene bags are both sophisticated and stylish at the same time. They are super multi-functional and can be used as a beach bag, travel bag, a stylish nappy bag or even a gym bag.

We loved the small detachable purse made of the same material that comes standard with each bag which can be used to store those smaller items you may have.

Designed in Durban, South Africa, the bags are manufactured from perforated ”wet suit” fabric known as Neoprene. This gives the bag a light-weight feel and what’s fab is that it’s also water resistant.

Order online at www.lauprene.co.za, or visit the website to check your nearest stockist.

What more can we say other than we absolutely love our Lauprene bags. Bring on Summer!!!

Much Love

Us

xxx

September 14, 2018 0 comment
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It’s such fun when the three of us get together, especially when we get to throw in some work and get our creative ideas flowing…
We were lucky enough to have ghd join us for this shoot and work some individual magic on each of us.
We, as sisters are very close but are so individual in our sense of style and taste and that goes beyond our clothes and into our hair and make up preferences.
Me, I tend to be a little less is more and to be totally honest with you – I’m a lazy “hair person”. The least effort it takes for my hair the happier I am 🙂 and even if it requires more effort, I like it to look as naturally styled as possible… I have both the ghd Gold Styling Iron and the Curling Iron. I personally find the curling iron easier to use at home to achieve the tossled, wavy look but I think the original iron if used by a stylist has an amazing finish… The trick is to change direction of the hair around the wand every other curl – keeps it less structured and over styled. My hair is quite fine and straight straight, so I need a bit of volume at the roots and the wave gives my hair more body.

 

Cindi ~ On a normal day to day basis I often straighten my hair with the ghd Gold and wear it up in a high ponytail for work, so it’s out of my face but I absolutely love when my hair has a soft wave/curl to it. For our tutorial with the ghd team I wanted to create a cool festival look, incorporating a soft wave and this fish tail plait which is a great fun style. Change it up and create a crown with the plait.


Tracy: I’m absolutely obsessed with boho chic and that spills over into hairstyles aswell. I spend most of my life with my hair straightened (using my trusty ghd OBVIOUSLY haha) because I actually have curly hair and I’ve always felt just that little bit undone when I don’t have my hair straight. I wanted the ghd team to create a style that could easily be done with straight hair to give it that little bit of something extra that one could wear for both daytime and night time without changing a thing except your wardrobe.

 

 

Bottom line is, ghd has pretty much got something for everyone and have cool tutorials online to help teach you the technique you need to achieve the style you want.

 

 

Happy Hair!

Love us

xxx

 

September 3, 2018 0 comment
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There’s nothing better than stepping out for the day or night knowing that your makeup is on point and you look fabulous! My sisters and I have always spoken about how much we’d love to learn how to contour our faces properly using all the right products and this led us to team up with CATRICE by Cosmetix South Africa for a little tutorial. We love CATRICE due to the fact that they have really amazing products which are super affordable for everyone to use. WINNING!

Contouring your face helps to define your features, creating the appearance of higher cheekbones and a slimmer nose and chin all whilst trying to make it look as natural and polished as possible.

You want to start by prepping your skin so make sure you remove any makeup, wash your face and pat dry with a towel. Apply your favourite moisturizer and let it soak in for a few minutes before you start applying your makeup.

Using a foundation the same (or close) colour to your skin evens out your skin tone and creates a perfect base you can build upon to contour with the lighter and darker shades. Contouring your face without applying foundation first is more difficult since the skin tends to be slightly uneven in colour.

TIP: La’eeqa told us to try not mix cream and powders so if your foundation is cream based then use cream based products for highlighting and your darker tones for the areas you want to create shadows with. Make sure that you have a really great blending brush or sponge so that everything blends evenly. With that said, I sometimes find it easier to just use my fingers to apply my foundation and blend because the warmth from your fingers will help the makeup blend smoothly.

STEP 1

Apply your base coat of foundation which is the one in your natural skin tone all over your face stretching all the way to the top of your forehead to under your chin and onto the neck so that you have no lines separating your face from your neck. You can apply a concealer at this point aswell focusing under the eyes if you’re worried about dark circles and any unwanted spots you may want to cover.

STEP 2

Apply a lighter foundation (never going more than 2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone) to places on your face where the sun would naturally hit.

Here’s how you want to apply your lighter foundation:

• In the centre of your forehead
• Along the top of your brown lines
• Along the bridge of your nose
• On the apples of your cheeks
• On your Cupid’s bow
• In the centre of your chin

STEP 3

Apply the darker foundation (also no more than 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone) to the places where your face would be naturally shadowed from the sun. A good tip is to work in the form of a 3 starting from the centre of your forehead, going towards your temples, then back in under your cheekbones and back out again towards your ear finishing off under the jawbone to the centre of the face.

Here’s how you want to apply your darker foundation:
• In the centre of your face right below your hairline on the forehead
• On the right and left sides of your forehead, near your hairline on either side
• In the hollows of your cheek
• Along your jawline on both sides from your ears to the centre of your chin
• Along the right and left sides of your nose

 

STEP 4

Blend your makeup well using your blending brush, sponge or your fingers but take care not to spread things out too much as you want it to kind of stay in the areas it’s intended for. You want to make sure that you can’t see any sharp lines between the different coloured foundations.

STEP 5

If you want to add a little more highlighter to your face to enhance the look then you can at this point. Focus on the areas where you applied the lighter foundation to start off with. Be careful not to use too much highlighter though as you don’t want to look like a glistening mirror ball- haha!

STEP 6

To add a bit of colour to your face you can always apply some blusher to the apples of your cheeks but always remember that less if more when it comes to blush so take it easy.

STEP 7

Another fantastic tip that we learnt from La’eeqa is to finish off your contouring process with a makeup setting spray to keep everything in place and make your makeup last. If you’re using cream based foundations then a matte setting powder works like a charm to seal everything in for that flawless finish.

STEP 8

Once your foundation is set you can move on to your eye makeup, lips and brows. I always stick to the rule of “heavy eye, light lip” or “light eye, bold lip” because if you do both a heavy eye and bold lip one tends to look VERY overdone. Apply some natural eyeshadow colours and eyeliner if you want and then finish it off with loads of mascara (making sure you don’t have clumps) to open up your eyes. Try keep your brows as natural as possible whilst still having them defined because a great shaped brow can really change your whole face. I personally prefer using eyebrow pencils as I feel I can control my angles more but using a great eyebrow brush with powder is also absolutely perfect.

Finishing touch…

Bang on some lip colour and a splash of gloss and you’re good to go!!

Until next time Beauties!

Tracy

xxx

August 8, 2018 1 comment
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The Chelsea Spa and Clinic is a beauty sanctuary, devoted to beauty and well being. I was treated to a lovely morning of pampering by the lovely Melanie, who was not only my beauty therapist but the owner of The Chelsea Spa and Clinic. I received the crème de la crème of treatments, custom made to what my skin needed and my current beauty concerns.

We started what was to be an amazing chain of events with Body Sculpting using the Alma Accent laser machine with Glycerine. Glycerine is a humectant that can be naturally derived from plant oils. It was used as a protective layer to prevent moisture loss. She did this because my skin was inflamed and dry and it would help balance my skin before Melanie started with the facial.

June 19, 2018 0 comment
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Its a new year and most of us have started work already. The relaxation of the festive season and holidays seem like a distant memory, and you’re already wanting a timeout from it all, so why not pop into McQueens Boutique Spa and Blostyle Bar in Sea Point. Kerry and I popped in just before Christmas for a little R&R and a good pamper session before the festive season hit us.

January 11, 2018 0 comment
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We often come across items that WE LOVE be it health products, great books, fashion items, beauty products or cool gadgets so we’ve decided that we want to start sharing “What We Love” with all of you 🙂 Each WWL post will feature our favourite products of the moment that we just can’t live without and we’re hoping that it will inspire you to give some of them a try and  give us your feedback on what you thought of them 😉

November 27, 2017 0 comment
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We always get excited when we find a new way to slim down before summer and we couldn’t be happier that we found 3-in-1 Liposlim in Greenpoint 🙂 It’s called 3-in-1 Liposlim because there are 3 parts to the treatment being the InBody analysis, the Laser Lipo treatments and then their home care range which is quite fabulous.

October 18, 2017 1 comment
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