Candi Inbox

#WhatsCatchingmyEye Summer is here, luckily we made it through the treacherous once a year winter. I never know how we do it. Probably with the help of deep red lipsticks, chunky scarfs, red wine and Country Road. I’m taking my Spring/Summer inspiration from the catwalks, Elle Magazine and perfume. Now that we will be ableContinue reading “Candi Inbox”

My friend Kristin

    I still remember receiving a missed call after 12 on New Years Eve back in 2013. I had a strange but good feeling when I saw Kristin’s number flash on my mobile. Etienne had proposed. Kristin and myself became friends many years back when she joined Metropolitain Cosmetics as a part-time member ofContinue reading “My friend Kristin”

Candi Loves

I love this time of year, everyone seems to be chirpier, the days become longer and that chill in the air disappears. I loving sharing stories about my brides and makeup. I also love to share about myself. I find myself reading articles or blogs about people and their adventures and I find it inspiring.Continue reading “Candi Loves”

Anyway

A light heart lives long ~ William Shakespeare In a world of coded fragrance, where often one would not want to be original. Where an industry can be rendered a little boring or safe or driven by trends. An impersonal industry that likes flowers. Imagine discovering a perfume that will imprint on your mind. AsContinue reading “Anyway”

I dare you to go bare..

The au natural look is low maintenance and trending. We often go with the heavier eyes and lip for winter. Scoping the beauty trends, the minimalist and clean face look was a look most models were sporting this winter. The bare look screams confidence, it takes guts to be comfortable in your own skin. IContinue reading “I dare you to go bare..”

What is your signature shade of lipstick?

  My clients often ask me how I got into makeup. Often people ask if I was playing with mom’s makeup as a little girl and that is how the inspiration started. Quite frankly I was never very good with makeup. Growing up, I had frizzy/bushy/wild hair that needed taming so I spent a lotContinue reading “What is your signature shade of lipstick?”

Engagement shoot with Kirsty and Nic

 Photographer Andre M sent me such a special bride with a lovely story. Kirsty and Nic will marry end August and I was able to do her makeup for their engagement  shoot. Kirsty sent me the photographs and I asked how she and Nic met. Here is their story.. “I never used to believe in love atContinue reading “Engagement shoot with Kirsty and Nic”

My 3am wakeup call

I was up rather early a few weeks ago. A chilly Wednesday morning all the way in Mpumalanga. A group of us headed out to Florence Guest Farm for a styled shoot. A styled shoot with wedding vendors from the wedding industry. My alarm sang its usual song that wills my brain to wake up. Though IContinue reading “My 3am wakeup call”

Conny and Stewart

“You are what I never knew I always wanted.” Conny sent me her images from her engagement shoot today. We did her trial makeup mid Jan, fortunately Conny had booked her shoot with Schantel that same day.  I know Schantel from Kiekie Photography very well and Schantel’s warm and caring nature brings the best outContinue reading “Conny and Stewart”