Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Some trial pics...

Aaah it's crazy season yes!...and I have been going over Bridal Magazines and even experimenting with some new products and hair I am loving all the are two pics I took of my two bridal trials yesterday....( bear in mind these where taken with my phone and are not touched up at all except for an Instagram filter...AND i'm not a very good photographer...true story!!)
Ps. The hair idea is semi  new...soooo easy...and I have got LUSTRE drops from MAC, to add to cheekbones for a glow....loving it -what do you think?)


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Update on bookings for 2014.

I have the following Saturdays in January still available.

Sat 4th
Sat 18th

I have the following dates in February still available.

Sat 1st
Sat 8th
Sat 18th

All my Saturdays in March fully booked. I might have a weekday or public holiday still free though.

All Saturdays in April also fully booked. Some weekdays and Public holidays still available.

Pop me an e-mail for any queries please! 

Many Thanks!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Martha Nel & FJ - 26th October 2013

Martha got ready at a beautiful guesthouse in Yzerfontein called "The White house".... it is in Dassen Island road and it has the most amazing lighting EVER,! Thereafter, she had some pics taken in and around the guesthouse and on the beach of course, before heading of to Strandkombuis for the wedding!  Here are a few teaser pics. More pics on Sybrand Cillies blog. ( love him)...

Savannah and Aidans BIG day.....

One of the best weddings! Savanna opted for dark smoky eyes...and Melita my hair assistant did her gorgeous hair! We had quite a few peeps to get through, but we had a great day working with this bunch! Congratulations Savannah!! PS Beloftebos is out Stanford way...really awesome venue....kinda in the forest....looked magical!

More pics to view here!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hair and makeup for Sibongile as she marries her sweetheart Carlos at Castellon Guesthouse on Pentz drive....

With looks as good as Sibs, it was literally impossible to make this hottie look bad! I had such fun with her on her wedding day...
Oh, and her wedding was in AUGUST and I am only posting this NOW!
Why? Apart from busyness and  laziness ( ehem really really) I have landed full on into busy busy wedding season! EEK!
That said though - I am really super excited to to work with all my future,  special brides on the biggest and most important days of their lives... :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Alexa marries her love Thomas, at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate.....

Apart from my LOVE for this venue- I had a really good time doing Alexa's makeup and hair. Her sister was also a pleasure to work on and I have included a pic of Kirsten too. 
Alexa came all the way from the USA to marry her love on July 6th 2013 In Cape Town.
Photography by Mare Rootman.

Makeup tips and tricks - On my video. I still use these colours!

November 2013

Aaaah so all 5 Saturdays in November are BOOKED! Bring it on!!

Makeover winners

Ok...... so myself and i lash artist Samantha from Samantics, aswell as Eugene from Eugene Henry photography ran a little MAKEOVER competition. The winners where Bernice Harman and her mom Elize Harman. So this past saturday, August 17th 2013,  was their day to claim their prize - Sam did some amazing eye lash extensions on these two lucky ladies while I got busy with their hair and makeup and  of course Eugene then captured it all  - beautifully! 
Check out the before and after pics!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thanks to CONFETTI DAYDREAMS! What a lovely blog!

Yippee! You’ve been featured in Confetti Daydreams's latest Real Bride feature starring beautiful Tanith  We hope that you love it! Check out the feature here:
 PS. Be sure to grab one of our “Featured Vendor Brag Badges” here to share the happy news:
{Shot by: Moira West Photography}

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dominique Duvenhage - 6 April

Dominique and Gerrie are professional photographers- and boy did they pick a good photographer when they chose Mare Rootman.   The venue? Mofam of course!  Here are just a few pics and also the link to Mare's blog for the rest..

Ps!Yes..I used indivudual lashes on know how much I love them. They make such a huge difference.....

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dear Brides and Potential Clients!

 Please have a look at this awesome new website with many service providers details at your fingertips aka THE WEDDING DIRECTORY!

Please also have a squiz at my facebook page

 I will be uploading a new makeup video tutorial soon -and have lots of awesome hair and makeup ideas on there...Thanks Y'all!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Monica Van Staden - 28 March 2013

March was a busy month indeed!( As it always is every year! )Here are the rest of Monicas' pics.
Our inspiration was Kim Kardashian. Monica had the ideal hair for this look and I set it in pin curls whilst I was doing her makeup to ensure the curls last. Make up was full and dramatic and individual lashes really showed off her beautiful green eyes.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hair Inspiration

What do you think of these bridal hairstyles? I am not a huge fan of stiff upstyles and just love these two styles for their softness!
( Although I daresay the clean,  neat smooth bun is also making a comeback!)

Do you like these pics?


Tanith Coutinho - Fri 22nd March 2013

Well- I can say that it is always a delight to hear these words from a client. Being the perfectionist that I am - this kind of thing helps me sleep at night! ha ha ha... I wish I was joking but I'm not. I take myself very seriously but then a Wedding Day is a very serious day no????
 This is what Tanith had to say, and her beautiful pics are below her kind words.

"Hey Donna,

Once again I would like to say a HUGE thank you, seriously, your work is amazing, I felt like a princess and you made me look like one!! We all loved you and everyone was complimenting me on how good I looked. My Mom and bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for their make up to be done!

Attached are some wedding pics as well as a pic from my boudoir shoot I did after I came for my make up trial!!

Keep well


Ronel - March 30th 2013

.....aaah getting pics from all my MARCH brides...herewith some pics  from Ronel Swart ( nee Opperman) who got married in Wellington at Langkloof Roses on 30th March.  Pics by Sybrand Cillier.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Destination Wedding - Thailand

I recently had the pleasure of doing  a destination wedding in Thailand at Santhiya resort on the island Koh Phagnan. Possibly the most beautiful wedding destination I have ever seen! Breathless beach scenery and calm turquoise sea, this is one wedding I will remember for a long time :) Despite the torrential downpour and lighting and thunder just hours before the vows, the sky opened up and the sun came out just in time for Meags and Llewellyn to say their vows. A very special day indeed. These are just a few sneak photos from UK Based Photographer Ilze Du Preez from Shot girl Productions. Will post more soon! Here is also her blog addy:

Tracy Nel - 2 Feb 2013

The very talented lady who took these lovely and PERFECT images of Tracy Nels wedding is Karen Bergh. I did Tracys makeup and hair and also her beautiful bridesmaids makeup. Lovely girls and a total pleasure to work with! :)