So, what do you do when you know a bunch of roses isn’t going to cut it this year?? Take her to a rose garden says Tapi! He knows I love going for long walks and he knows I love flowers, so where better to go for a long walk than in a rose garden. (You’re too much baby). I loved the rose garden so much that we went back the next day, but this time with a camera, a dress, some heels and a make-up artist. I’m not a make-up kinda girl. My beauty routine generally consists of washing my face with whatever soap presents itself to me in the shower (shocking, but it’s true), Nivea lotion, mascara and some lipstick or gloss (which lasts like an hour on my lips if I’m lucky). So it was time to call in a Pro. Patience quickly realised who she was dealing with when she asked me what foundation or powder I used and I replied with “Black something, I got it like 6 years ago”. “Black Opal maybe “she suggested…Yes! That one. Patient she was. I knew I wanted drama around my eyes but I also knew of my intense fear of eye shadow. Let me explain. I have small eyes, so the thought of putting anything around them, to me translates to even smaller eyes! Anyway, I put my eyes in her hands and let her work her magic. A few tips I picked up, start with a primer which makes the eye-shadow stay longer (crucial with our current weather). Next, use a neutral colour on the lid, then blend in a darker colour on the crease of the eye, then add a highlighter above the crease of the eye. Most importantly Invest in good brushes for application of foundation, powder, eye-shadow etc. Fingers are not a substitute Mati. Lastly, add some lashes for that extra volume and drama. Patience uses Red Cherry Lashes, made from 100% human hair.
To compliment my face-beat, I wore this Neon floor length chiffon dress which i got from a boutique store in Nelson Mandela square called Roccobarocco. It was love at first sight. A timeless addition to my wardrobe. I truly believe Neon is made for us dark skin girls. This dress is what I like to call a game changer. One of those dresses where you walk into an event and all the girls who were already there thinking that they looked fly-er than the other girls there take one look at you and realise it’s over. You’ve shut it down. Find yourselves a game changer girls. Yaassss Honey! Serving you face and leg!!