Who can think of anything else? May his message resonate through us, and South Africa always be in his light. Farewell Tata Madiba.
The lovely Michelle from http://www.ordinarymisfit.com organized this event in support of the Movember fund. The polish party was held at Blue Zoo café which is in Mitchell Park. The café is really quaint and in a beautiful part of the park. It was a beautiful Durban day and although the wind got a bit crazy we still had a wonderful time.
Michelle showed us all her tips and tricks of painting and cleaning, and then went on to show us how to do some nail art techniques. First were dots with her various dotting tools. I really liked the Essence dotting tool and we know that the brand is great value for money. I used the tool later on for my own nails and was very happy with it.
I was thrilled to hear that Michelle would be teaching us how to get leopard print nails since its my favourite and I always felt envious seeing pictures, thinking it could only be achieved with a nail wrap or by a technician. Michelle’s technique makes it so simple to learn and with some practice you get a pretty good effect. Michelle also showed us some stamping, using nail tape and how to get ombre nails.
Later on we got to play around with Michelle’s 300+ polishes and tools so there was something for everyone and you were sure to find a favourite. I chose to try out the leopard print technique for myself and used Essence ultimate pink as my base colour for the entire nail, then used a plain black and Essence in a shimmer silver to create the leopard print.
It was a really fun way to learn and Michelle is a great teacher. What a wonderful day of learning and fun with the ladies, while still contributing to a good cause. We also received generous goodie bags and there were hamper giveaways through a lucky draw all thanks to great sponsors (check out this post on Michelle’s blog for the full list http://t.co/P8KRXXpqe4). If Michelle ever does this again book up your seat fast!
The Samsung store in Gateway had the last of their microwave cooking demos with Wendy for the year. I have always wanted to go in for one of the Demos but they always seem to clash up with other appointments. This was the first time I could attend and on the menu were mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding. There was also the most delicious shortbread, also made in a convection microwave.
Here is the Shortbread recipe from Wendy:
125mls corn flour
200mls icing sugar
Knead well together and pat into a baking tray. Prick with a fork and bake at 160 degrees until light brown. It will take around 45 minutes. Dust with castor sugar and cut into fingers while still warm.
It is such a simple recipe but surprisingly super delicious. It has the perfect consistency and ratio; I will be making a lot of this in the holidays. If you are interested in the Christmas pudding or cake recipe drop me an email and I will happily pass it on
Quick note to say: Good news Durban and Jozi Lushies! We can all get some goodness delivered to our doors. The Lush online store is finally functional, just in time for the festive season.
Most of the favourites are available online save for the melts and fresh products. Which is fine by me, I am just happy to finally be in on the fun.
You can shop up a storm at http://www.lush.co.za
After two successful events in Jozi which raised R40 000 for environmental organisations like the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Birdlife SA, the Zombie Run is finally coming to Durban. The Zombie Run is a 5km race course which will debut in Durban on 30 November.
The Durban Zombie Run will focus on supporting local organisations like Durban Beach Clean up, Monkey Helpline and Giba Gorge Environmental Precinct. The Zombie run is put together by Carol Willis. Carol in conjunction with the Durbanite team is bringing the event to Durban. The event will have make up artists, prizes, a market and fashion show.
The market segment of the day’s happenings is coordinated by Whacky Market, which is a community market with food, art and craft that pops up all over the Dolphin Coast. The mission of the Whacky market team is to provide a platform for small businesses and creatives. The fashion show will be showcased by Simply You-nique.
Basically the idea is for participants to either be a runner or zombie and take part in the game which comprises a 5km trail with 6 obstacles or tasks. Runners will have 3 lives each. Once all lives are lost, runners are considered ‘turned’ and complete the course as zombies. Those who choose to register as zombies can come dressed for the part and chase down runners, grabbing runner’s flags and hampering their progress.
If you don’t wish to compete as a runner or zombie you could still go through on the day as a spectator to enjoy the rest of the day’s festivities. Overall it will be a fun day outdoors and an exciting alternative reality type experience of the Zombie Apocalypse.
Event tickets can be purchased at http://www.roag.co.za and registration on the day is at 6:30am. For more info and to follow Zombie Run events visit the official website http://www.zombierunsa.com. You can also catch the Zombie run team on twitter @zombierunsa and catch up with the Durban host team The Durbanite @theDBNite.