Vania October Wedding

Wedding MakeUp

Airbrush MakeUp: Mariaan Enslin – ProMakeupMe

Hair: Chelsea van Niekerk
Photographer: Nelis Engelbrecht Photography Light Lounge Studio
Second Shooter – Rudy van Tonder
Dress: Caro Niemand- C Couture
Mike suit: ZED Menswear
Cake: Dawn van Niekerk
Decor:E-Nick catering
Flowers: Esau Booysen

It was such a pleasure and privilege to do MakeUp for Vania and her Bridesmaids on this blessed occasion! Felt like we had known each other for years, right from the day we met for a consultation.

Please also have a look at the kind review she gave me.


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Danté Van Blerk Fitness Shoot

MakeUp & Hair : Mariaan Enslin – ProMakeupMe
Photographer: Naco Rautenbach – FitArtPhoto

Danté was a beautiful strong woman & soul to work on. She still inspires me daily when I see her fitness and just life inspirational posts pop up on my Facebook feed!

Please also have a look at the kind review she gave me following our Hair & MakeUp session.


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Vaseline® has long been the ‘go to’ solution for relieving dry & cracked skin in households all over the world.

This year they have partnered with international medical aid organisation Direct Relief and they are on a mission to help restore the skin of 5 million people living in vulnerable conditions by 2020.

Together with Unilever, The Vaseline® Healing Project is just one of  the ways they have pledged to create a bright Future for all people, through its commitment to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and its own Sustainable Living Plan, adopted in 2010.

The Vaseline® Healing Project  will bring training, treatment and relief to communities in need.


With this project, Vaseline® is actively working towards Goal No 3: Good Health and wellbeing, because Vaseline® understands that, without care, the simplest skin conditions can turn into serious issues that make it difficult to do the simplest everyday tasks.

Did you know that 90% of HIV patients develop serious skin problems?

Ntokozo Ngubane, a local KZN community nurse said that, “Many kids here have HIV and so they get serious skin problems. I see it all the time. It is a big problem. They get worse when they are not treated.”

Ntokozo is one of the 372 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals who attended a series of dermatological training days in May this year, hosted by the Vaseline® Healing Project at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital Nurses’ Hall and headed up by Dr Ncoza Dlova, Head of Dermatology at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.


The training missions championed essential skincare by providing dermatological training for nurses and effective treatment for their patients. This national initiative is set to bring training, treatment and relief to all South Africans in the upcoming months, highlighting how one ordinary jar of Vaseline® BLUESEAL can make an extraordinary difference.

To see how one person and one jar of Vaseline® BLUESEAL can help a whole community, please watch the video below: 


Vaseline® BLUESEAL, the original skin healer and Number 1 Skin Care brand*, has restored and protected South African families’ skin for over 140 years. With 101 uses, Vaseline® BLUESEAL is the only jelly with a triple purification formula that meets all your skin care needs.

A few of Vaseline® BLUESEAL’s many uses include:

  1. Apply over scabs, scrapes and minor cuts to protect from the elements.
  2. Prevent and soothe nappy rash by applying to your baby’s bottom.
  3. Soothe skin after too much sun or wind by applying to affected areas.
  4. Prevent and soothe heat or chafing rashes by rubbing into skin in sensitive areas like thighs.
  5. Massage into feet to soften and restore dry, cracked heels.


Unilever South Africa Skin Care and Hair Care Director, Cathalijne Oudijk, said, “The Vaseline® Healing Project is a perfect example of how our brands with purpose are working, through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan to improve the health and well-being of people globally. Access to quality care for skin conditions is scarce in South Africa with just one dermatologist for every 3-4 million people in the public sector of health care. Vaseline® wants to empower the men and women on South Africa’s frontline of healthcare – the nurses who often provide the first link between our local healthcare system and communities. By providing nurses with the tools and training to properly diagnose and treat skin problems, we hope to empower, not only them, but the communities they serve, to better understand their skin conditions and how best to treat them before they become more serious.


Vaseline® knows that serious skin conditions translate into long hours spent at clinics, away from work or school, and this impacts on a family’s security and future. With this understanding, Vaseline® will be visiting 100 schools in local KZN communities. Thousands of students will benefit from the distribution of 101 000 jars of Vaseline® BLUESEAL and learn that serious skin conditions should and can be avoided. In addition, Vaseline® will donate First Aid Kits to each school and provide dermatological training to the school nurses.

Well done to Vaseline®,  Direct Relief and Unilever for caring enough to make such an extraordinary difference in the lives of thousands of people living with HIV, by helping to relieve their physical pain and  suffering through such a simple thing as just relieving their skin problems!!!


POND’s Flawless Radiance Even Tone Facial Foam

Over the next month or two I will be reviewing the POND’S Flawless Radiance™ skin care range.

Please also go check out my reviews on the  the POND’S Gold Radiance range & the POND’S age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ range to see why I am already a big POND’S fan 😉

Today we’ll be looking at the POND’S Flawless Radiance™ Even Tone Facial Foam:


The new Pond’s Flawless Radiance™ Even Tone Facial Foam contains active ingredients called the GenActiv™ formula, which was specially formulated to reveal a brighter skin appearance for a fresh and luminous complexion.

The GenActiv™ formula actually interacts with your own genes, decreasing the production and dispersion of melanin, accelerating the fading of persistent dark spots and unlocking radiant skin from the source.

This cleansing foam also contains tiny micro beads that help to gently exfoliate your skin – removing unwanted, dead and dull skin cells, while also washing away dirt, oil and impurities – revealing an illuminated and glowing complexion.

While the product is quite active – as in your skin literally feels squeaky clean (and almost weird – but not unpleasant, and only until you get used to it) after using –  it is still very gentle and non-irritating.

As with the  POND’S age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ Facial Foam slight creamy consistency, but mostly I would describe it as a foamy cleanser.

I am not a big fan of pink as a colour for cosmetic products as I find it a bit old fashioned, but the design of this range is (pleasantly) surprisingly modern, despite the pink 😉

The design of the cleanser tube is identical to the Pond’s cleansers in their other ranges, with a  screw on lid that tightly ‘clips’ into place on the last turn, sealing it airtight, and making it quite sturdy/durable. The lid also has a flat surface, so you can easily stand it up (on the lid) on a counter, shelf or in your bathroom cupboard.

Again, about a pea size amount of product is really more than enough, this facial foam really foams a lot! so the 100ml tube should last a good while, even when using it morning and evening, as advised.


The POND’S Flawless Radiance™ range can be found at department stores and pharmacies like Clicks or Dischem and the 100ml Facial Foam retails for around R54.99-00.

Final Thoughts: The Gold Radiance Revealed Facial Foam still remains my favourite cleanser from POND’S, but that is merely because of my own preference for more of a creamier, rather than foamy cleanser. At the same time, I found that I like to use the Flawless Radiance™ cleanser as an “inbetweener”, to even out my skin tone/colour and to add a little glow to my complexion at any hint of dullness 😉

Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Aerosol Press Pack

This lovely Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Aerosol Press Pack arrived at the ProMakeupMe Studio last week :


With my active lifestyle (dance training 4 times a week – and strength training on the other 3…), Anti-Perspirant is one of the products that I can never have enough of 😉 so I cant wait to start testing this Aerosol!

And I will of course be sharing my experience and findings here with all of you, so do keep an eye out for this review!! xox

Minnie Mouse Bio Sculpture Gel Nail Art

After completing my Bio Sculpture Gel Training ,  I couldn’t WAIT to try out my first Nail Art Creation using these products… So here is a TBT to my first Bio Sculpture Gel Nail Art Creation:


I started off with the usual prep and base gel, and the did 2 layers of – 94 royal red – on all of my nails, with the exception of my index, where I only did a half my nail from a diagonal line downwards across the tip of my nails (also 2 layers).


I then did smaller polka dots on my index tip, and larger polka dots on my pinky, as well as dotted on little “mouse heads” on my ring finger using – 1 French White – And tried my first gel gradient effect with – 68 Rose – over the red on my middle finger & thumb.


Next, I started on the finer details, drawing a string bow on my index, more of a “bowtie” bow on my pinky, and the top of Minnie Mouse’s head and ears on my middle finger using – 2017 Liqourice -.


And then I added the last details, painting a polka dot bow on Minnie’s head again with no 1 & 94, and sealed it all off with my soft gel and top coat.


I am so happy with how it turned out!! So SO Cute!!! ha-ha Don’t you just love it?! 😉

And working with the Bio Sculpture Gel made my life so much easier, cause I didn’t have to wait hours for layers to dry inbetween.. just a quick 10 sec cure after each layer 😀

Hope you guys enjoy this post! See you again next week!! xx