While we were still caught in the I Am FroChic photoshoot competition, I slipped through to the DESTINY/L’Oreal event in Woodmead. Nangamso couldn’t make it due to other commitments.
Anyway, moving swiftly along, the event took place in Woodmead at the L’Oreal South Africa offices. Not sure if I’ve mentioned my obsession with DESTINY & DESTINY MAN events. I was hooked since that one where they brought Russel Simmons. Most of them aren’t necessarily hair and beauty related but I believe it’s worth everyone’s while to attend them at least once. If you’re always looking for inspiration, business networking or to simply be in the presence of people with positive energy, then these events are for you!
I didn’t take any photos as I went alone and naturally don’t like bothering people ka bo”please take a pic of us/me!!”.
The host of the event was DESTINY magazine‘s beauty editor, Lebogang Malatse who did a good job in running the show.
When I walked in (late), Andrew James, Lancome national make-up artist was busy with a make up demo on a volunteer. He gave a few tips as he went along. What I liked about this one, compared to the Edgars workshops is that the technology (sound & display) was very clear. As a closet (qualified but not actively practicing) make-up artist, I’ll give his presentation a 10. Oh and he also introduced their new silicone lipstick, that is water-repellent, longer-lasting and creates brilliance of a gloss!
Then a hair presentation by Mizani‘s education manager, Kabelo Molefe followed after an brief talk by Mizani manager, Lindelwa Gama. Kabelo focused mostly on winter haircare. He then introduced a few new products in the Mizani family one of which (well more like the one that caught my attention) was a hair tonic for flaking scalp — applied to scalp before shampooing. The Mizani team knows hair shem. Please bear in mind their products are salon exclusive…*hint hint*
Then followed Essie‘s part-time technician, Jubeida Davis with a DYI nail pampering demo, followed by their brand manager, Keegan Capito who gave a talk on the Essie range. He got the whole room (yes, myself included) singing halleluyas when he announced that Essie would be introducing their gelish nail colour range in South Africa this year!!
Overall, it was a nice girly event…I just never know how to mingle at those. I also ran into Wisaal & Carise Anderson, who were sitting at another table closer to the stage (I’m yet to meet a black lady as punctual as Wisaal…yoh that girl)
The only decent picture I took…in the comfort of my own home of course.