5 Makeup Essentials For This Season

5 Makeup Essentials For This Season

So much makeup, but you only have one face? We know the struggle and we got you. Here are the only 5 makeup essentials you’ll need this season.

A light-weight foundation or BB Cream

It’s warmer, we dressing cooler so of course we want something light-weight on our skin. A light-weight foundation or a BB or CC cream is perfect for the warmer months of the year.

We love…

Phytomer CC Cream
Garnier BB Cream
Revlon Candid
Loreal Infallible

A cream blush

We are specifically choosing a cream blush because of the power it has to make you look naturally flushed and glowy at the same time.

We love…

Benefit Benetint
LA Girl Cream Blush

Beauty Tip : Forgot to put on blush? Apply a bit of your cream lipstick or gloss onto your cheeks and blend. Sorted 😉

Highlighter

Some of us light a more natural glow and some of us want to look like we have taken a bath in a tub of glow. It is all your choice, but a glow is necessary.

We love…

LA Girl cream highlight
GOSH Gaint Sun Bronzer – This product does just give you the most natural, beautiful glow but you also look sunkissed AF.
Wet ‘n Wild highlight

An easy brow product

We don’t want to take 20min carving out ONE brow, no, no. We don’t have time for that. We natural looking, fluffy full brows. Yes, yes. We want something we just pull through the brow and we good to go.

We love…

Maybelline Brow Artist waterproof gel
Maybelline brow gel
Loreal Brow Pencil
Essence Make me brow
Benefit Clear brow gel

A Bold lipstick & a nude gloss

Your bold lippy doesn’t have to be matte. We are loving glosses that are super pigmented too. We also loving all the nude. The more you glow, the more we love.

We love…

Wet ‘n Wild Glosses
Maybelline Liquid Lipsticks
Essence Shine Shine Shine Glosses

 

Q&A with founder of The Laser Beautique, Tzvia Hermann

Q&A with founder of The Laser Beautique, Tzvia Hermann

We interviewed the powerhouse behind Laser Beautique, Tzvia Hermann. Below are her answers to our questions, ranging from how she got into the industry and what her favourite treatments at The Laser Beautique are.

1. Your fullname: Tzvia Hermann

2. Tell us a bit about yourself : 

From a young age I had entrepreneurship in my veins showing a keen interest in business. At age 6 I brought my father a purse full of change and when asked where I got the money from I explained how I sold left over balloons from one of my birthday parties.

I was inspired by my own mother Chana, a single mother of three girls, who managed to put herself through beauty school education and start her own beauty salon from a bedroom in their family home, which Chana later moved to a shopping centre. My mom, Chana would serve as a great role model in business as her passion for beauty and her nurturing personality left loyal customers refusing treatment from any other therapist but her. I was always amazed at how everything that my mom taught me was true in its essence. “If you look good, you feel good; when you feel good, you are more confident and can face the world and reach your goals. If my clients trust that I can help them look and feel amazing inside and out, they won’t want to go anywhere else.” said Chana.

3. Please give us a quick overview of what you do for a living, how long you’ve been doing it and why you do what you do?

I founded The Beautique Group in 2009. Launched with The Laser Beautique which is a group of aesthetic clinics. We focus of hair removal and skin (antiaging, correcting and hydrating). I founded The Laser Beautique when I discovered the first pain free permanent laser hair removal technology existed. We then started specialising in skin. I’m passionate about making others feel comfortable in their own skin. When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you are generally a better person and project positvity and attract positivity.

Organically, we moved into aesthetic training due to the lack thereof in South Africa. We launched The Laser Beautique group in 2009. We then again naturally moved into importing and distributing technologies that were not available in South Africa. Neil (my husband) and I launched the first Laser Beautique in Morningside Shopping Centre. Today, The Laser Beautique is a national aesthetic destination.

Beautique Brands now distributes 5 amazing brands. CooLifting from Spain, Apilus from Canada, Snob Milano and SunsGood from Italy and Otentik from Israel. We have recently launched BeauLasers. This is a series of our very own lasers. We launched with the revolutionary BeauLase Remove. This is a state of the art device that allows our aestheticians to treat using all 3 wavelengths in one handpiece. We are in the process of launching Beauceuticals which is our very own skincare product.

4. How did you first get into the beauty industry?

My mother is a beauty therapist, my sister is a therapist. I studied law and as a hobby took up design and fell in love with marketing. I grew up in my moms salon, playing with all her equipment, gadgets, potions and lotions. So beauty is in my blood.

5. What is one of the biggest beauty or skincare myths, in your opinion?

I think there are many, many, myths and even more gimmicks. Conventional, old school facials are not a myth exactly, but they a thing of the past. I dont understand why anyone has a regular facial these days or why anyone would use anything else but a cosmeceutical on their skin. We live in the age of technology, everyone should be keeping their finger on the pulse or have a trusted aesthetician who brings the latest in result driven tech to their clients. Anyone serious about their skin should be having tech facials as well as using the correct homecare products to maintain the results. We see a dentist and an orthodontist regularly and we still go home and brush our teeth twice a day. Your skin should also be looked after twice a day!

6. Please talk us through your daily beauty routine?

I’m all about the results…and I have zero patients. I think that’s why Laser beautique is such a success. We only offer result driven treatments and products that I have tried and am satisfied with. I was on regima for a long time, I love the products. Very rich and hydrating. I switched to Nimue when we started thinking of stocking the brand. I was so pleasantly surprised! Nimue is a breath of fresh air. What beautiful and luxurious product. I am now using Optiphi which we recently launched in Laser Beautique. This product has blown me away. The amount of thought and effort that has been put into each product is incredible. From the ingredients to the bottling and packaging. I love that we have the DNA analysis so we can now match product to what our clients DNA requires we have taken the guessing out of consultations. I always swop my regime. As soon as I’m done I’ll rotate and go back to Regima and then again the Nimue or another product if it promises results and intrigues me.

I cleanse, use my serums, eye cream, neck and decolette cream twice a day, morning and night and while I watch the telly or relaxing I use my BeauRejuve, home held device. I love it! It’s such a nifty little gadget. Really helps me keep up with my skin regime especially if I can’t make it in for a facial when I need it.

7. What’s your favourite beauty treatment that The Laser Beautique offers, and why?

Oooo…difficult question. I love my Beaulase Remove! Itd is the best laser hair removal treatment I have experienced to date. There are all 3 wavelengths in one device. ND Yag, Diode and Alexandrite wavelengths in one hand piece. Usually salons only have one wavelength so it’s super effective

As for facials, my favourite is having a pen needling treatment followed by CooLift. It’s feels like iv been photoshopped in 45min

8. Your top 3 skincare must-haves/ must-dos?

Pain free permanent laser hair removal. It’s a no brainer. Why suffer, why wax or shave when you can get rid of unsightly hair permanently and painlessly.

Face Fit workouts are a must have! If you serious about slowing down the hands of time and looking after your skin, Face Fit is for you! Its not a facial. It’s a work out! We have over 50 muscles in our face and neck. If going to the gym to exercise our body muscles is a priority then why do we not exercise our facial muscles? Skincare starts way beneath the skin. Its starts in our muscles. So work em.

Hydration is key. People dont realise that most fine lines is due to lack of moisture in the skin. Lots of hylaronic acid. Check ingredients in the products you using. Hylaronic acid is a moisture magnet. We produce hylaronic acid naturally in our bodies but as we age it decreases. So keep pumping moisture back into your skin. With homecare products and in salon treatments like CooLifting

9. People often think The Laser Beautique only offers LASER, tell us what else there is available at TLB?

We offer the very best, result driven technology facials for example, needling, peels, CooLift. We offer Apilus electrolysis for pain free permanent hair removal of light hair and Face Fit work outs. We also offer medical massage, antiaging injectables and fillers, a couple branches offer mani’s and pedis, lashes, microblading…our website has a full list of our offering, do check it out www.thelaserbeautique.co.za

Below you can find the links to all the brands mentioned above :

The Laser Beautique

Website : www.thelaserbeautique.co.za

The Laser Lady

Apilus

Website : www.apilus.co.za

CooLifting

Snob Milano

Sun’s good

Website for Sun’s good & Snob Milano : www.snobmilanosa.co.za 

Otentik

Website : www.otentiksunshade.co.za

Green Juice : Glow From Within

Green Juice : Glow From Within

We all want it, we all envy babes who have it and we are all wondering how they do it. We here to tell you it is not as hard as you think it is and that you too can glow from within without having to put on about 4l of face & body oil.

Hydration

We here this ALL.THE.TIME and it is probably one of those things we all know we should be doing but don’t always stick to 2l a day. This makes a huge difference. Drinking 2l of water today won’t have you glowing tomorrow BUT drinking AT LEAST 1l a day (try for more though) will certainly have you glowing in a few weeks time.

Green Juice

Water isn’t the only glow from within magic potion and I want to rather swift focus onto green juice and how amazing green juice is for your skin. This is tried and tested and know from personal experience that green juice is absolutely amazing for clearing up the skin and having it glow from within.
I had a green juice daily for a month & the difference I saw in my skin after just 7 days of doing this was incredible. While green juice doesn’t only just do wonders for the skin, it really does do so much for your overall health and wellness too.

– It keeps your hair looking healthy too
– It has you feeling more energised during the day
– It boosts your immune system
– And it assists in weightloss

I think the magic is in the word GREEN. And incorporating a lot of green veggies into your daily meals and beverages does make the world of a difference.

September is Oral Health Awareness Month!

September is Oral Health Awareness Month!

 

We all want beautiful, white teeth but we don’t always look after our teeth as well as we should. Here are three easy steps to keep your smile beautiful, healthy and fresh. It’s as easy as brushing, flossing and rinsing. Sounds easy enough right? Which do you do first though? The Sunstar GUM #HealthySmiles123 poll is asking South Africans for their opinion. Cast your vote on www.ivohealth.co.za/GUMHealthySmiles123 – you could win a Sunstar GUM oral care kit worth over R800.

  1. Brush: Brush correctly twice a day for two minutes each time.
  • Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic Toothbrush – This sonic toothbrush comes in black or white. It is sleek, stylish and comfortable to use. The ultra-tapered bristles are scientifically proven to remove up to 50% more plaque from between the teeth than a manual toothbrush and it reaches deeper below the gumline. You can purchase this toothbrush from Dis-Chem, selected dentists and pharmacies. Replacement heads cost R86 for a 2-pack.
  • GUM Original White toothpaste –This toothpaste helps to remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging the tooth enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.

 

  1. Clean In-Between: Floss in-between your teeth every day with whatever interdental tool suits you best. Personally, I prefer to floss.
  • GUM Original White floss– This floss contains fluoride and special micronized high cleaning silica in the outer wax that makes it about four times more effective than regular floss at removing stains between the teeth and below the gum line.
  • GUM Soft-Picks Advanced – These soft-picks are the latest disposable dental picks with soft rubber bristles that remove plaque and debris whilst gently massaging and stimulating the gums.

 

  1. Rinse: For an extra-clean mouth rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
  • GUM Original White mouth rinse – This mouth rinse is alcohol-free andcontains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt, and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

Happy brushing, flossing and rinsing Beauties.

Q&A WITH LAETICIA ORIE

Q&A WITH LAETICIA ORIE

We sat down with Cape-Town-born Laeticia Sophia Orie, a cabin crew member for one of the world’s most recognised airlines Emirates. Did you know that a workday of a cabin crew member can be as long as 24 hours and can span across two continents? Not to mention, catering for over 100 flight passengers while maintaining poise and class. Not a typical day in the office by any means. Laeticia is incredibly passionate about her craft and has been servicing Emirates passengers for over three years. When she isn’t globetrotting, Laeticia spends her time baking and spending time with friends that have become her family in Dubai. Over the years, Emirates has provided unmatched hospitality onboard its flights’ thanks to an excellent, multilingual cabin crew that goes above and beyond to ensure that every passenger feels at home.

See our Q&A with her below:

Name:  Laeticia Sophia Orie Age: 24 City of Birth: Cape Town When did you start working with Emirates? I joined Emirates on 17 June 2016. How did you apply to work for Emirates and what was the process like? I applied online on the official Emirates website. It was a competitive process as there were many applicants, however, only a few were given positions at the end (myself included). I enjoyed the application process because it taught me so much about myself. How was your training experience with Emirates? Very exciting! The training lasted for 6-8 weeks, but the experience is truly one I will never forget. It was challenging at first because I had no idea what it took to become a qualified cabin crew member – the in-depth training really changed my perspective on the occupation.
What do you enjoy most about working with Emirates? I love that you get to work with different people all the time and it allows you to learn about different cultures. The one thing I enjoy most about the company is how cosmopolitan and diverse it is. Emirates has taught me so much and opened my eyes to a world I knew existed but never got to experience before. How do you balance work and life? I always listen to my body. I exercise every other day because I’ve learnt that staying fit helps a lot with the work I do. Exercise also helps with my mental clarity and focus, aiding my sleep and ensuring I’m refreshed and ready for a busy flight schedule. How do you prepare for a flight? I pack my suitcase and cabin bag before resting for the flight. I take a shower then start with my hair and makeup. I usually eat a nutritious meal after I’ve done my hair and before I start my makeup. What do you like to do in your free time? I love spending time with my friends, who have become my family here in Dubai. We go to the gym or the cinema, they cook, and I bake because it’s my speciality. I’m a rugby lover, so I try to stay up to date with the sport and catch up on games. What is it like living in Dubai? It is an experience that I feel everyone should have, even for a couple of months. Dubai is everything you see online and all over the billboards. Glamorous, modern, big city life. Favourite destination and why? Auckland, New Zealand. I love the city because it reminds me so much of my hometown. The people there are so kind and laid back, nature is absolutely beautiful, and there’s a calmness about the city that attracts me. Do you have any hidden talents? I like to think that baking is my hidden talent. When I bake, I feel at ease as if this is what I’m meant to be doing. I love it! What is your in-flight beauty regime? I use water-based makeup. For example, I use a powder foundation instead of liquid foundation. I also have a face mister I use in-flight with rose water that I spray on my face to keep it hydrated throughout the flight What are your three favourite beauty products? Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour cream for my face; Clinique’s 72-hour moisturizer before the flight and Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour lip balm during the flight to keep my lips moisturized. Can you share any advice on making the best of a long haul flight? Stay hydrated throughout the flight. When the seat belt sign goes off, try to move around the aircraft a bit to help with circulation or wear compression socks, if possible, and get as much sleep as possible. From countries you’ve visited, flying Emirates; what and where are your favourite spas? My favourite spa is in Johannesburg at Life Day Spa, and my second best would be The 1978 Suite in Dubai. I’m very picky when it comes to my skin, so I only go where I feel most comfortable. I also research which products they are using.