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Lancôme – Skincare

Advanced Génifique

Youth Activating Concentrate Serum

According to Lancôme, Advanced Génifique is their #1 serum for “younger-looking” and “radiant” skin.

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“The more I live, the younger I am.” Advanced Génifique

Lancôme Advanced Génifique  (Youth Activating Concentrate Serum) does not come cheap. It is a luxury product and therefore it comes at a price. I have been using this product every day now for the past 2 months and I continue to use it because it really has been working for me. It’s not easy finding products that deliver on the promises they make and I have had such unbelievable results which is why I would absolutely love to share my story with you…

My story:

I’ve been struggling with dry skin for a while now since being a student. I’m not sure if it’s been caused by stress, lack of sleep or that I’ve been using all the wrong products but I’m sure it’s probably caused by a mixture of a whole lot of things. I have been feeling that my skin had lacked moisture and therefore was not as soft and as smooth as my skin from the neck down. I’ve tried all the obvious remedies, I started drinking more water, I tried different facial masks and the list goes on; but there was little to no improvement.

My dry skin days are behind me now all thanks to Lancôme, Advanced Génifique! My skin is glowing and feeling so supple and highly moisturized. It feels so great to not have to worry about the condition of my skin! I started seeing results within the first few days of using the product and it continues to deliver everyday.

Appearance:

I love the classic and minimal appearance of the packaging. The glass bottle really adds to the luxury of the product. The pump dispenses the perfect about of product, preventing product waste and making application easier.

It comes in:

30ml – R780

50ml – R1060

How to use it:

Apply about three drops of Advanced Génifique Serum evenly across your face and neck and gently massage into skin.

Why this product is a must-have:

Advanced Génifique Serum targets the 10 key signs of youthful-looking skin: texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, even skin tone, clarity.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves the appearance of radiance, clarity, firmness, evenness in skin tone and texture.

If you have any questions about the product or if you have been trying the product out, please let me know how it has been working for you in the comment section below!

To find out more about this product, visit: http://www.lancome.com.au/skincare/by-product-category/serums-treatments/advanced-genifique/26901c-LAC.html#start=1&cgid=L3_Axe_Skincare_Genifique
 Photo by Stacy-Robin
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Photographed by Stacy-Robin

Special thanks:

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

MBFW’17 Model Castings

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week returns to the Mother City!

(Watch this space for exclusive footage on the main event taking place on 23-25 March 2017! See you there!)

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Check out Giraffe in the City to view full coverage on this occasion!

Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline\

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week / @mbfashionweeksa

African Fashion International / @afi_sa

LEXUS SOUTH AFRICAN MENSWEAR WEEK A/W’17 DAY 3

DAY THREE

Social

The social scene was buzzing and everyone showed up dressed to impress. Many came out for this fashion affair and it was so great to see so many familiar faces. I love events like these that bring everyone together and also allows one to meet new people in the same industry and also allows for networking.

Trends

Trends that I picked up on include the idea of men dressed as women; layering of textures and bold statements, whether it be vibrant colours, mixures of prints or oversized pieces.

We saw designers Kim Gush; Alexandra BlancMerwe Mode and Martelle Ludik play on the idea of men dressed as women along with many other designers whose collections were made up of feminine pieces.

I absolutely loved how designers Jenevieve Lyons and Nicholas Coutts played around with their fabric choices and used different textures to create dimension and to create a contrasting effect.

My favourite trend that I picked up on was all the colour I was seeing on the runway! The designers whose collections had colourful and vibrant pieces I found stood out more compared to those who worked with darker shades.

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Rich Mnisi

Nicholas Coutts

It’s a wrap!

Overall, SAMW A/W’17 was incredible. The designer’s had truly outdone themselves this time around! I could really appreciate their vision and how they had brought it all to life on the runway. I simply cannot wait to see how these looks are translated as we draw close to Autumn/Winter.

Feedback

My only critiques would have to be the seating and ticket arrangements. Because there was no assigned seating, everyone stampeded into the venue to get the best available seats. This included front row! There were moments when I found elite individuals within the industry without a seat which made me personally feel both uncomfortable and embarrassed. During many of the shows I found myself sitting on the floor by the photographers because my front row seat was being occupied by others. I do hope that for SAMW S/S’17, that the event organizers bring back assigned seating and ushers to check tickets and guide guests to their assigned seats to avoid the chaos and to keep everything and everyone in order.

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Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Simon Deiner / @sdrphoto

Lexus SA Menswear Week / @samenswearweek

Photographed by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

LEXUS SOUTH AFRICAN MENSWEAR WEEK A/W ’17 DAY 1

DAY ONE

As some of you may know, I work for a gorgeous pixie blonde, Liezel van der Westhuizen. One of the many perks of my job is that I get to socialize within Liezel’s social circle. I was so excited to find out that I would be meeting menswear designer Craig Jacobs, and would be assisting him the day before the show during fittings where needed alongside Liezel. I was able to put my designer hand at work and had the honour of helping maintain the quality and fit of the garments for the show.

The show took place offsite at Merchants on Long in lower long street. Invited guests arrived to an interesting and quaint venue where they began with the traditional pre-show socializing as the hype of SAMW A/W’17 started to kick in.

The collection was vibrant and consisted of a variety of African inspired prints pulled together with ‘sporty’ styling and dramatic eye makeup created by M.A.C Cosmetics which I found complimented the looks well. It was overall, a fun evening spent with amazing people. The venue ended up being a success as it was First Thursday and after the show guests could continue in the spirit of the day and walk around town exploring different social and art scenes in and around town.

Ended off the night at Tiger’s Milk in Long Street with a yummy BarOne milkshake and fabulous company!

Special thanks to:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Simon Deiner / @sdrphoto

Lexus SA Menswear Week / @samenswearweek

Craig Jacobs / @craigjacobs

Photographed by: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Upside-down Inside-out

I was in complete awe on receiving a message from Tracy-Lee Rosslind via Instagram a couple of months ago as I truly admire her so much. I previously told myself “One day I will work with her!” but little did I know that that “One day” was fast approaching…

I love attending events within the industry such as fashion shows and collection launches, events that Tracy would often attend as well. At each event I would wander around the venue keeping a close lookout for her with my phone ready in hand. Why you might ask, “to take a selfie?” No, although those who know me well would know that the thought had definitely crossed my mind [laughs]… On my phone I had an image of an illustration that I had done of her which I wanted to show her since previous attempts via social media was unsuccessful. Sadly our paths never crossed despite being at the same place at the same time until I found myself staring at a message from hers truly Tracy-Lee Rosslind.

“Hi Stacy, my name is Tracy-Lee Rosslind. I am a stylist and TV presenter and I discovered one of your pieces online last night and fell in love.”

[attached photo of my design]

“I was hoping I could source this for Johannesburg Fashion Week…”

As you can imagine, I was absolutely ecstatic! I put together 2 looks for her, one being my leather 2-piece ensemble as requested by her and another look that I packed in as an extra. Both were ready for collection the next morning by Tracy herself.

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She headed off to Johannesburg and my looks ended up being a success! I was keeping a close eye on her social media as I was eager to see what she looked like and how she had styled it.

She ended up wearing not only the leather ensemble but also the bodysuit which I packed in as a backup. It was a black silk corseted bodysuit with crochet bottoms and detailing. As expected from a true Stylist such as Tracy, she as always put her own spin on it and decided to wear my design inside out! The lining of my bodysuit was a bright floral print that only Tracy could pull off!

 

 

I feel so blessed knowing that Tracy, someone whom I admire, wore not 1 but 2 of my looks!

What ever happened to that illustration I had done of her you might ask? I sent it to her and it was up on her Instagram the next morning!

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Illustration of Tracy-Lee Rosslind by Stacy-Robin

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