Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Faith Matshinga- Oct 27 Bride

A beautiful day at "In the Vine" in Franschoek - saw Faith marrying the man of her dreams :) Faith had her hair braided and left me in charge of makeup. She was awesome to work with and her petite gorgeous features made my job very easy! Photos by " E2 photography"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Janine- Sunday Sep 2nd

Remember the before and after pics of Janine? Well here are a few professional pics- photographer Lauren Kriedemann captured Janine beautifully. Janine is a truly amazingly beautiful peaceful person inside and out.
Individual lashes framed Janines eyes- and we added hair extensions to her side bun. Gorgeous!

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 1

Saturday September the 1st  saw the marriage of Lousie Manchip and Duane Daubenton! A truly sunny spring day was well deserved for these two. Lousie was an absolute pleasure to have as a client. Her look included individual eyelashes( I apply and provide these for R150) and 20inch hair extensions ( Louise had her own but I do sell Brazilian hair extensions.)

This is just a sneak preview but more photos can be viewed soon on Selma and Andres website "Expressions photography" Here is the link:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Janine AKA gorgeous bride September 2nd- 2012!

Here is just an appetiser- before and after pics I took with my phone at Janines hair and makeup trial! Will await professional pics and post soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Merlene Joy - 30th Birthday party

It is always nerve wracking to paint a fellow makeup artists face! Altho I have worked on Merlene before ( I did her makeup for her wedding a few years back) I did chew off one or two of my nails before she arrived....he he.. I just also want to say that I think it must be literally IMPOSSIBLE to choose a makeup artist for your BIG day (and there are alot of good makeup artists out there) when most of the time the blogs or websites that you will look at have such photoshopped images that it must be clean impossible to see what an artist is capable of? Needless to say - I took this pic with my Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone and it hasn't been touched up in any way! Merlene does have amazing skin though - also proof how much good skin helps. Just saying!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Kristi and AJ May 5th - Strandkombuis

Kristi and AJ where married at Strandkombuis - with the most fabulous duo KIM and KATE (from Wedding Concepts fame)  helping with all the decor and arrangements. Trust me- with these two on hand....NOTHING could go wrong! Kristi is a model - so it wasn't difficult to make her look good! Here are some pics.x oh...and Tash Seccombe took these phenomenal pics..first time I have ever worked with Tash..I think these pics are just awesome.xx

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Makeup tips to remember on YOUR BIG DAY!

1. Make sure you have healthy, glowing and radiant skin by going for regular facials, and investing in some good skin care products about 6 months before your big day!

2. Pluck/thread or wax your brows a few days before the big day!

3. Ensure that you are not sensitive to the makeup and that you will not have any allergies towards certain products by having a trial a month before.

4. Make sure your makeup artist uses professional products. These have the highest colour payoff and photograph the best. Your photos will last a life time and you deserve to look your best!

5. Enjoy the BIG DAY! This is the most important day of your life so don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the experience! And don’t fret the small stuff! Once the big day arrives there is nothing much more you can do after all the months of planning, so ‘kick your shoes off’  as it where, and enjoy the experience! And don’t forget to eat some of your yummy food! You chose it after all!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cosmo Denim shoot.....

I am privileged to have Donna Claire as one of my regular clients! We shot this at the old Madame Zingara in Town. The building is pretty run down and derelict but provided  great backdrops and a moody feel for all these pics! I did makeup only with Jeanette Genis on hair. The girl above- namely Danielle Van Grondelle,  is a Dutch international plus size model and travels across the globe.


Awesome photo opportunities don't you think?

chit chat :)

Jeanette Genis in action. A total pro

Intense concentration..liquid liner has to be PERFECT!

more pics from Michelle Kanter- LOVE it!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Recommendation- Michelle Kanter 7th April bride

Aaaah once again this is what makes my job totally worthwhile...Michelle has got to be one of the nicest and cutest people I have EVER met...what a pleasure being part of her BIG day... x

" How will I ever be able to thank you for making me look & feel like a princess on our wedding day! I was sooooooo pleased with my hair & makeup & received compliments the whole day! PJ couldn’t stop staring at me & telling me how beautiful I looked, thank you so much!

Although it rained outside the whole day myself, Chantelle & Samantha had so much fun with you & thank you for keeping me relaxed & making sure that my hair & makeup was “rain proof”. Everyone keeps on saying that I was the most relaxed bride they have ever seen, hehehehe!!! I feel so honoured that you did my hair & makeup on my special day & you feel like a old friend!

I will definitely recommend you to each & every future bride out there, the fact that you are such a perfectionist in your work is exactly what every bride wants on her big day!


Michelle xxx"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Emma McManus- wed April 4th at Zevenwacht wine farm

Recommendation from Emma McManus

Thanks so much for doing my make up and the make up for my sisters- I was so pleased with it so if you ever need a reference or anything please let me know!
One last thing I wanted to ask is if by any chance you remembered the make up you used on me as would like to try to buy it as I loved the colours? I know you probably can’t remember the exact ones but if you could give me advice re the kind of colours I need to buy from MAC that would be great!
Thanks Again
( Please see pics of Emma on Photographer Gavin Winters blog at )

Michelle Kanter- 7th April

As promised earlier on my blog..herewith two professional pics that Michelle sent me of her very special day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luisa Farelo- 3rd March 2012

Luisa and Ash where married at MOFAM ( yes for those in the know,  this is an epic fishing spot)...I was blown away at the efficiency and friendliness of Sharon and her team at Mofam River Lodge. For those of you that would like to get maried on a dam- this is the venue for you! Luisa arrived at her ceremony on a motorised barge ( I think thats what you call it) compete with flowers and organza on it! Awesome venue!
Photography by Catherine Mac.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Commendation- Michelle Kanter

Michelle Kanter had her trial the monday before her wedding this past Saturday 7th April. She is possibly one of the NICEST people I have ever met! She also sent me a lovely sms after her trial. And once again- this is really what makes my whole job worthwhile -making people look and feel beautiful!!

I am also posting a pic of Michelle that I took after the trial! Remember- I am not a professional photographer ( ha ha ha....i'm sure you would NOTICE that tho lol) ...And I obviously havent touched up the pic in any way. :)

This is what she said:

"Good Morning Donna! A HUGE thank you for all your time and effort yesterday. I am so pleased with my hair and makeup and that you will be sharing in our special day!!! So excited for Saturday! See you soon!! MIC xxx"

( Unfortunately it blinking rained the whole day of Michelles wedding- however the overcast weather makes stunning photos and Michelle was such an amazing good sport that she was truly beautiful inside AND out! She never moaned or complained once! )

                                         Will post PROFESSIONAL pics soon! xx

P.S. Just a heads up... Michelle had individual false lashes applied. I charge R150 for these. They are SOOOO worth it. Lashes make such a big difference! They look very natural and the lekker thing is if you had to lose one ( and this is unlikely as I use alot of glue) it won't matter. I only use lashes made of real hair and they also very comfortable to wear :)

Commendation- Jacomien Spamer

Jacomien was my gorgeous bride for the 31st of March 2012. As of yet no pics- but looking forward to posting some when I get my paws on them! This was the sms I got from her 4 days after her wedding! This is what makes my job worthwhile ;)

"Donna! Thanks so much for Saturday! Everybody loved their makeup and Ouma Isabelle didn't want to wash her makeup off until the next evening!You made me feel so beautiful! Thanks again! I already gave your number to a few of my friends that also will be married soon!:) Love Jacomien!"

Amanda Roche was married on 25th February this year at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands. A charming venue for a beautiful bride- with Catherine Mac on Photography. Catherine was also the photographer at the wedding party I made up the week after lol....(  Luisa 3rd March lol)

I really enjoyed having Amanda as a client- and really appreciated the little gift she gave me. A cute little vintage soap dish with her and her hubbys initials on...its serving a good purpose in my bathroom!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Chani Du Toit was married in Durbanville on the 28th January 2012. She was the most exquisite bride- her theme was vintage complete with dusty peach nails and gloss. And yes- this was all her OWN hair! What a beautiful bride- pics by Lizelle Lotter who did an AMAZING job!! Im forced to do post alot of pics of this bride as she looked so beautiful. ( he he)......

                     love this pic.....

                                                     Bubble gum and marshmallow????


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Charlie and Dan - Rickety Bridge

I was fortunate enough to do Charlies makeup at a previous wedding that she was a bridesmaid at (pics not posted on my blog as I battled to get pics) so she for some reason liked me enough to use my for her OWN wedding ( he he he) Super chilled and lots of fun - she was an absolute pleasure to work on :) Here are just two teaser pics. Rebecca from "Love made Visible" did the photography.

Kelley and Matt at Nooitgedacht

Another beautiful wedding at Nooitgedacht! For additional pics see Sybrands Cillie's website.
You will see if you go on to Sybrands website that I always set up a makeup station OUTSIDE the honeymoon suite' whenever I work there as the rooms are particularly dark and just not good for makeup application! :) I like working outside though and can see really well and it's also covered to we are never in direct sun!

Nelia and Savio at Nooitgedacht

 Nelia and Savio tied the knot at the beautiful  Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch.Truly a magnificent venue! Nelia is an exceptionally pretty girl and it was not hard to make her look ( more! ) gorgeous! Pics by Annemari Ruthven:)