Late last year I first introduced you guys to Miss Euphony Kgadima (as she calls herself), aka Skin Therapist SA (don’t you just love Twitter!?) & the inaugural round of workshops she hosted last year. All you need to know about her is that she’s into all things skin & she’s a somatologist but she consciously gave that up to do something different (read: she really knows her stuff).
She invited me along to what she called “sessions reloaded” last week & they were really a step up on the last round. I made my way over the FTV Cedar Square with a dozen & a half other ladies for an afternoon of relaxing & just girls being girls. This time the focus was on make up & we were all asked to bring our own make up bags along too so we could play around (I loved this practical aspect).
Did I mention that Miss Euphony looked fab? She did say that her designer couldn’t make the session though (didn’t catch their name)
We spent quite a bit of time talking about eyebrows & shaping
Ah yes, the eyebrow sins of us Black women. I’ve never understood the shaving it all off & then drawing the back bit. Nothing good can come of this. Just. Don’t. It. Anyway it seems like so much work to do everyday? I don’t want to think about what happens when it rains…
We chatted about where eyebrows should start & end & where your natural arch is. I’m so not blessed in the eyebrows department & I’ve always dreamed of having thick & full brows like Indian girls (or my hubby for that fact – life is so unfair!). I’m definitely guilty of over plucking in the past (post on that soon) but the good news is it’s all fixable (over time).
Mathunzi McDonald was lucky enough to get an evening look done. How pretty is she – love this look!
One of the other topics we chatted about was keeping make up tools clean. This is a biggie for me. I’ve talked about it before here, but I’ll do a more detailed post soon. Why would you put anything dirty on your face? (I could cry!)
Of course we didn’t leave empty-handed. A few lucky ladies won prizes in a lucky draw too (my winning streak seems to be long over!)
Your ticket also included lunch along with a tasty dessert & I really like that she’s done packages i.e. if you buy more than one ticket, it gets cheaper per person. Besides the obvious (learning more about make up & skin care), what I really enjoy about these sessions is also just chatting to other ladies who I wouldn’t normally have the chance to meet. So often we’re stuck on the same issues & can take a leaf from each others book.
You can catch up with Skin Therapist SA on Facebook, or Twitter & you can still catch her PTA session next week.
Great news is that Skin Therapist will be a guest blogger on Wiscellaneous in the next while, so do watch this space!