Event: Bellefit’s Ladies Wellness High Tea

Even though I’ve been swamped with work lately, I decided to take some time out and RSVP ‘YES’ to the Ladies Wellness High Tea event that was hosted by Bellefit Ladies Gym & Beauty Spa in Overport, this past Saturday.

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Win: A dec•a•dent Recipe Book from Vanilla Sugar

{This giveaway has ended.}

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So, I know that I’m currently running a competition on my blog – but here’ s another one, just because it’s my birthday month and because I love you guys :D.

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Safiyya of Vanilla Sugar will officially launch her new recipe book dec•a•dent in the beginning of June, at Maestro’s in Durban and she was sweet enough to offer up two of her books for a giveaway on my blog. Yay! How great is she?!

The recipe book is filled with tons of great recipes and will make for such a great gift for your mom, sister or a budding new cook/baker.

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So, I have two copies of the dec•a•dent recipe book from Vanilla Sugar to giveaway to one of you lucky ladies – one for you and one for a deserving nominee of your choice. The nominee can be someone underprivileged or old, someone deserving in your community or a widow – basically, anyone who enjoys cooking, baking and who needs a smile to grace their pretty face.

Anyone can enter but please remember that you need to give the 2nd copy to a deserving person – this is the reason why we are running this competition – we want to reward you guys as the readers and fans but at the same time do something nice for someone who really deserves it.

To enter all you have to do is:
1) Like GITGH’s Facebook Page
2) Like Vanilla Sugar’s Facebook Page
3) Comment below stating:
•your FB name,
•that you’ve completed 1&2 above,
•the nominee of your choice and. why you have chosen her (or him).

That’s it! Easy as 1,2 and 3. The competition will end on the 7th of June, so you have until then to enter!

Good luck 🙂
Raeesa

Event: 27 Pinkx High Tea

Last Thursday night, a few of us Durban bloggers were lucky enough to attend the Durban launch of 27 Pinkx. A night of socializing and tea-drinking was on the agenda, and it was such fun!

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I’m sure you all know everything that there is to know about 27 Pinkx, and if you don’t, then where have you been all this time? 27 Pinkx is the brainchild of sisters Khatija and Anjum Ahmed. These ladies are super talented and sell everything from makeup brushes to cosmetics and even the much sought after Acrylic Makeup Organizers. If you love pink, makeup and all things girly then you will definitely love 27 Pinkx.

Okay, so let me tell you about our spectacular Thursday evening. The event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, and honestly, 27 Pinkx and Danielle couldn’t have chosen a better venue for our oh-so-girly High Tea. As we sat down to enjoy a cup of tea, or hot chocolate in my case, we were able to look out through the glass doors and watch the amazing sunset. And as day turned into night, we really watched the venue transform. By night, as the crystal chandeliers shone brightly, the venue morphed into one that just exuded glamour, elegance and sophistication. It was the perfect setting for our High Tea.

Yummeh Hot Chocolate

Yummeh Hot Chocolate

Not the clearest pic, but this was the best I could do :D

Not the clearest photo, but this was the best I could do 😀

The stunning setup at the High Tea

The stunning setup at the High Tea

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Image courtesy of Priya

Image courtesy of Priya

Image courtesy of Priya :)

Image courtesy of Priya 🙂

 

The High Tea proved to be a great opportunity for us to get to know Khatija (half of 27 Pinkx) and Danielle (PR) , who are both extreme sweethearts just by the way! We got to chat to them about all things 27 Pinkx and makeup related and about everything and anything else! I really enjoyed all the socializing that I got up to, especially with my fellow Durban bloggers who are always fun to be around. Whilst the ladies munched on some macaroons and the rest of the treats available, I got a chance to play around with the 27 Pinkx eye and lip palettes. From all of the palettes, the Naughty palette has to be my favourite. The shadows contained are all neutral and totally suitable for olive skin tones. What I love most about it though, is that it has matte shadows for day and shimmery ones for night – a total yay for versatile palettes!

27 Pinkx Co-owner - Khatija. Picture courtesy of Priya :)

27 Pinkx Co-owner – Khatija. Picture courtesy of Priya 🙂

The super sweet Danielle

The super sweet Danielle

My fav palette

My fav palette

Swatches

Swatches

 

We also got to take home a set of their amazing brushes which I absolutely adore! The white ones are made from pony hair and the black ones are synthetic but they both work equally as great! Total awesomeness!
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All in all, I had an amazing time socializing and playing around with the makeup. Thank you Danielle and 27 Pinkx for having us! If you want to see more of what 27 Pinkx has to offer, go on and check them out here. Also, if you love the brush set as much as I do, you might want to keep an eye on my blog (perhaps, on Sunday?) – I’ve got a set to give away to one lucky fish 😀

Raeesa