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Quintessentially Yours

What is Quintessentially Yours?

Quintessentially Yours‘ is the exclusive stockists of Oribe Hair Products and Smith and Cult Beauty Products in South Africa.

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High Tea with a side of lip gloss & nail lacquer?

I attended a media launch with my boss lady, Liezel van der Westhuizen, in May which took place in the form of a high tea. Beauty & Hair products were beautifully laid out in the center of the table where we were all seated. The products were however not laid out in vain, we were able to play around with each product and because of the very interactive atmosphere which was created, we were able to ask questions and really familiarize ourselves with not only each product but also with the brands.

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Smith & Cult

Smith and Cult was created by a legend, Dineh Mohajer, who is also responsible for revolutionizing the colour cosmetics industry when she launched Hard Candy in 1995.

“Smith & Cult represents the duality we all inhabit throughout our lives and our individual expressions of beauty, which reflect who we’ve been, are and aspire to become…”

Smith and Cult’s product range covers the following:

  • Nails
  • Eyes
  • Lips

When being introduced to the brand for the first time my first thoughts were that not only was the packaging delightful, but that the product that was visible through the packaging was also so striking, thanks to the bold and vibrant hues of the product itself.

I was absolutely obsessed with all the unique and quirky names of each shade in their nail lacquer colour range!

Here’s a list of some of the shades:

  • Bitter Buddhist
  • Stockholm Syndrome
  • Kundalini Hustle
  • Psycho Candy
  • Doe my dear
  • Pillow Pie

Smith and Cult’s nail range for me was definitely what stood out.

“Smith & Cult’s Nailed Lacquer consistently delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine. While custom tailored to provide high performance, the exclusive 8-Free formula is formulated without Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide or Triphenyl Phosphate…”

Oribe

Oribe Hair Care was founded by renowned editorial and celebrity hairstylist Oribe along-side Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger. They believe that healthy hair is the underpinning for sexy, glamorous styling. I completely agree with them! One’s hair is one’s shining glory and I believe that if your hair looks and feels great, you feel great!

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“Oribe Hair Care’s award-winning packaging was designed to make the experience of using the products as beautiful as the formulas themselves. Every detail was carefully crafted and nuanced, from the shape of each bottle to the eco-friendly boxes sourced from well-managed forests and printed with vegetable inks. The architectural facets and striking jewel tones perfectly blend old-world heritage with modern elegance…”

 

Overall, I am really excited about these products and it’s success in South Africa. I am loving my new lip gloss by Smith and Cult and hope to add more of these exciting products to my private stash really soon!

 

 

Click on the link below to view products & start shopping!

http://www.quintessentiallyyours.co.za/

Instagram

Quintessentially Yours: @quintessentially_yours_sa

Smith and Cult: @smithandcult

Oribe: @oribe

Liezel van der Westhuizen: @liezelonline

Danielle: @danielleforever22

Stacy-Robin: @stacy_robin

#ShimmyHighGnT

High Tea? No no no, I’m more interested in Shimmy’s ‘High GnT’!

Today I styled Liezel in this Gorgeous blue and white pin stripe shirt dress with an off the shoulder detail and buttoned up features on sleeve and side seam. I got this quirky yet extremely chic creation from The Bromwell, which I do suggest you check out if you’re looking for timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe that are both classic and bold. I finished off this look with a pair of white sneakers and a lovely straw hat that I pulled from my closet.

For Liezel’s makeup, I went with chizzled cheekbones, a natural eye with long lush lashes, a bold brow and a dark statement lip. Liezel looked absolutely ravashing (as usual).

Remember to check out ‘Contact’ in the menu bar for more info on how you can book me to do your makeup.

The event itself was spectactular! I loved the overall mood that was created through the decor and the live performances and not to mention the location! Shimmy is such a beautiful venue located by the sea, which alone is already all you could ask for.

The layout of all the treats presented at the focal point of the room was absolutely devine! My eyes were at disbelief. If I had not been wearing my favourite false lashes by Eyelure, I would have probably quite literally had to rub my eyes to make sure I was seeing correctly. Unfortunately I had given up chocolate for Lent so I had to suck it up, deal with it in the best possible way I knew how…. I ate everything else!

What’s a High GnT without some refreshing non-alcoholic gin & tonic and I quote, is crafted with aromatic botanical extracts. It’s an elegant, sugar-free alternative to alcohol! So yummy! I recommend you go check them out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comment box below.

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Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Shimmy Beach Club / @shimmybeach

The duchess / @drinktheduchess

Photographed by: Stacy-Robin / @stacy_robin

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