May 2019 Newsletter

Marvellous May Yes, you May... There is just nothing like a well-deserved holiday that is stress-free, work-free and phone-free. And the beauty of an ‘offline’ break is that days seem longer and life becomes more interesting when we take a step back and just enjoy everything around us! My mum’s visit from South Africa was perfect and packed full of sunshine, fun and relaxation with her, and of course my two favourite girls. From visiting Paradise Wildlife Park to beautiful afternoon teas at the Ritz and in a princess carriage at House of Fraser (can I please be little again? ... More

April 2019 Newsletter

Relaxed, Renewed, Reborn A Spring in my step The countdown has officially begun until my mum’s visit in a couple of weeks! Almost a year has passed since we last all saw each other, and with Easter and the school holidays upon us, I have no doubt that these two weeks together are going to be extra special. A year may not be much in terms of all the living that we do but seeing the significant changes that my girls go through at their youthful 4 years of age, through someone else’s eyes who doesn’t see them as often as I do, is just wonderful. I cannot wait for my Mum to see them and ... More

March 2019 Newsletter

The Future is Female Lucky Number Seven Every March I do a little happy dance as I celebrate another year in business. How fantastic to say that on the 1st March 2019, I marked my seventh glorious year of owning my own Permanent Make Up and Microblading clinic in London. I love that my work anniversary falls in the same month as International Women’s Day on the 8th March. Life can throw curve balls at us from all directions but thankfully we’re surrounded and supported by beautiful, strong women who pick us up when we fall down, see our potential even when we doubt ourselves, believe ... More

February 2019 Newsletter

Made with Love And just like that, February the “mini-month” has arrived! For me, February is like the bridge between cold, grey January and “spring-is-in-sight-March”, linking the two together and making us excited and eagerly anticipating the warmer, longer days that are just around the corner. February oozes love and excitement! You can’t walk around the corner without seeing adverts filled with hearts and shops showing the love with their beautiful red and pink window displays. Restaurants invite us inside with their romantic themed dinners and hotels seduce us with their ... More

January 2019 Newsletter

Even More You 

New Year, Same You It is said that knowledge comes from learning and wisdom from living. Isn’t this so true? As a new year holds new prospects to look forward to, 2018 also added greatly to our ‘wisdom bank’ from the memories we made, experiences we had and insights we gained. I love how as the New Year arrives (and as we get older 😉) priorities change and we give attention to what really matters. We selflessly realise that we are indeed worthy of being top of the priority list (or at least share the top rank 😉). And so it should be! It... More

December 2018 Newsletter

Don’t Blink 👀 And in just a blink of an eye we’re in mid-December and Christmas is just around the corner! London is yet again decorated with beautiful, sparkling Christmas lights; it truly is a magnificent sight that is sure to convert any old, grumpy Christmas Grinch into a Christmas lover! The spirit of Christmas is echoed in the gorgeous window displays and decorations, inviting shops and restaurants, mulled wine and mince pies and not to forget, yes, even the irritated pedestrians and nonchalant shoppers and visitors from afar (who seem not to know that the left hand ... More

November 2018 Newsletter

P A R T Y * F E V E R Make up tutorials are the new must-have, or rather must-watch, for anyone doing anything remotely more exciting than a cosy night in. Gone are the days where Evening or Occasion Make Up meant making your Day Make Up a bit darker. Oh no, it now means contouring your features to make them appear more defined, mastering the perfect eyeliner flick, using to-die-for glittery eyeshadows to make your eyes appear bigger, and adding bright or nude lipstick and glosses to make your lips perfectly kissable! If these online tutorial videos don’t get you into the party season ... More

October 2018 Newsletter

Seasons of Change Bittersweet October, Boobs & Brows… American writer, Mitchell Burgess put it beautifully: “If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection.” As our magnificent summer transitions into autumn we too have the opportunity to transform, renew, rethink and reflect, and this is exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ve always loved my job and although it was the creative side I initially fell in love with, my true job satisfaction and enjoyment comes from the relationships I’ve made with my clients over the years. ... More

September 2018 Newsletter

Winning at Twinning My September School Run Checklist: ✓ Permanent Eyebrows ✓ Permanent Lips ✓ Lipgloss that’s easy to apply without a mirror (I’m obsessed with Rebel from bareMinerals) ✓ LVL Lash Enhancement to lift lashes; so no need for mascara ✓ Permanent Eyeliner for waving my girls goodbye on their first day of reception (smudge-free...😢) Yes, I AM ready… It’s September 2018 and the Viljoen family are about to start another new chapter with our girls heading off to ‘big school’ this week. As a mum who knows the morning-drill all too well, I know ... More

August 2018 Newsletter

Picture this! They say "A picture is worth a thousand words". This suggests that any complex idea can be explained with just a single still image or that an image expresses its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. Photography is a secret hobby of mine. I am fascinated by the creative aspects of this beautiful art form and it’s one of my most favourite pastimes. Capturing cherished moments of my family, friends and nature as well as using it as a very important medium to display the before & after results and impact of the work that I do is invaluable. Beauty, ... More