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Omiyo Beauty

Bright colours, glitter, and makeup – this sounds like my perfect day! And so when I came across Omiyo Beauty with their creative boxes, neon pigments, rhinestones, glitter, and all the tools that you need to apply these with precision; I was hooked. I have spent many hours scouring their website and deciding exactly what I would love to try – and the answer is EVERYTHING.


Omiyo Beauty Interview

Your name: Omiyo July

Business name: Omiyo Beauty

Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram and Website.

What is Omiyo Beauty: Omiyo Beauty provides products and tools for creatives. Our aim is to bring people back to their more creative childhood selves. From our packaging to our products: we want everyone to feel special & have freedom to create.

Have you always had a passion for makeup: I’ve always had a passion for art. I took art in high school and really loved mixed media because it had no boundaries. I viewed makeup as using a different medium and the canvas was my face.

Please tell me more about your creative boxes: Omiyo Beauty is about colouring outside the box. I love how our products can be used in different ways depending on how someone views makeup.
The creative box is made to encourage creatives to experiment and try new products and colours outside of their comfort zone.

What makes Omiyo Beauty different: Its made by a creative for creatives. Omiyo Beauty is a one stop shop to stock up on creative makeup products – something I wish I had when I started doing creative makeup.

How can people purchase from you: All purchases are done through our website. If anyone has any questions they are welcome to message us on social media or email us OmiyoBeauty@gmail.com

What is one product that you think everyone should get: Our glitter singles are by far my favourite products. My favourite shade is ‘Lavender’. Glitter is very versatile and can be worn up with sophisticated makeup looks or worn down on minimal makeup days to add a little sparkle.

Quote you live by:

‘Persistence will get you there; consistency will keep you there’.

The process of trying to build a company is really the most difficult and yet the most beautiful process anyone can choose to go on.
It forces you to grow in areas you wouldn’t need to otherwise. Balancing having a dream and what its going to take to make that dream happen is so important.


Don’t these all look absolutely gorgeous? And how convenient that you can get everything in one place – in fact the creative boxes would make a perfect gift for that make-up loving friend or family member; or even as a little self-spoil!

It has been such a treat getting to know Omiyo a little better, and seeing all their products available makes me want to add more colour to my life.


The Glitter Fairy

“Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.”

Paris Hilton

I am a glitter fiend! Any chance I get I will add it to my makeup looks, I will sprinkle it in cards, and I will purchase the sparkliest gin that I can. I have, however, learnt that the same glitter cannot be used across all of these loves of mine – for examples using craft glitter for a makeup look or close to your eyes, as these can cause injury and damage to your eye balls.

But then I heard about The Glitter Fairy, had a squiz through their website and was super impressed to hear that they are biodegradable. Plus I think that I have found my glitter twin in Nadia, who owns this business. In fact I think her blood may even contain fine glitter in it…


Your name: Nadia Wrankmore (aka Head Fairy)

Business name: The Glitter Fairy

Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Website.

3 fun facts about you:
I’m always the first one on the dance floor
I cry in most sad movies, including the animations. Mufasa still gets me every time!
I believe in fairies…obviously!

What makes your glitter unique?
Unlike conventional plastic glitter, The Glitter Fairy only uses Bioglitter® which is made from plant cellulose extracted from ethically sourced, non-GMO hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus trees. Making our product biodegradable, vegan friendly, non-toxic, and full of sparkly awesomeness!

Glitter Fairy glitter is also a globally compliant, cosmetic glitter, which means you can use it in so many products like cosmetics, bath & body products, hair products, body and resin art, nail art, and more. So you can get your sparkle on in so many ways!

What size is your glitter?
Cosmetic grade glitter is cut smaller and thinner than plastic-based glitter, so not only is it 40% softer than traditional glitter, it also comes in a few sizes, giving you more sparkly options to choose from.
Chunky glitter is similar in size to craft glitter and super chunky is like old school glitter, and then there is ultra chunky which definitely brings so much more dazzle and bling to any occasion.

What pushed you to start this business?
That’s a good question. Whilst in Bali having my own Eat, Pray, Love moment, I decided that I wanted to leave this planet, a little better off than I found it, even if it’s in a small way. So with my love for the ocean and all things makeup and sparkly related, feel-good sparkles were the way to go and a natural outlet for my passion and creativity.

Which is your personal favourite glitter?
That’s a tough one. I like to match my glitter to the occasion or to what I am wearing. But if I had to choose one…it would be Soul Sista. This was my first blend and born from my trip to Bali which kicked off The Glitter Fairy journey, it still takes me back to those memories.
Fun fact, all the blends have a special meaning, named with a person in mind or an important event that has occurred in my life.

Which glitter has been your best-seller?
Unicorn Squad is the top seller. I have a customer that puts it on every day, even if she is just going to the shops or relaxing at home. I love that! just like me she also knows that glitter really does make everything better.

Who do you think would love your products?
All sparkle lovers big and small. The glitter is so versatile so it can bring a little sparkly magic to person or product alike.

Do you do custom orders?
Yes definitely! I can make up a custom Glitter Fairy blend at glitter HQ according to your wishes; for weddings and parties.

How can people purchase from you?
You can flutter on over to our online shop at www.theglitterfairy.co.za

What is the difference between craft glitter and your glitter?
Ok, here comes the science bit. Craft glitter is made from multi-layered sheets of plastic called polyethylene terephthalate (PET), pigment, and reflective material which can contain aluminium, metal, glass, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, and bismuth oxychloride just to name a few. So not only are some of those ingredients a mouthful, they’re not good for your skin and together with the amount of plastic used can take hundreds of years to degrade, which contributes to the polluting of oceans and harm to marine life.

Glitter Fairy glitter will quickly biodegrade into harmless substances in all environments, including the ocean, which is great news for all our fishy friends, including turtles and mermaids. Microbes will consume the biodegradable content in just a few weeks.

Why shouldn’t people use craft glitter in their makeup looks?
They don’t call it craft glitter for nothing. It is not designed for use on your skin so rather keep it for Christmas cards and glitter pumpkins.

Quote you live by:
Start each day with a grateful heart and when in doubt add glitter.

Anything else you want to add?
It’s tough out there at the moment, but remember that you are tougher.


With names of glitter blends including Unicorn Squad, Frozen, Soul Sista, Shine Bright Like A Diamond, Halo, Abalone, Woke Up A Mermaid, and so many more; it’s a guarantee that you can find the perfect glitter for your occasion or general happiness.

I loved writing this blog, and discovering a fellow glitter lover that is out to change the world! Which of these colours do you like best?


Flamingo Moon

I first came across Flamingo Moon through Pink Cosmetics, & I immediately fell in love! I placed my order for some of their products & when they arrived I spent hours playing with all the beautiful goodies & designing some gorgeous Instagram flatlays.

I have always seen so many beautiful images that others have done, & just had no idea where to actually start! And Janet Pink has always been so helpful & kind with advice – in fact she even started a FB group called The Pink Life where she offers advice, along with hints & tips on how to take your business/personal branding to the next level. I knew I had to chat to this beautiful lady & find out a little bit more…


Your name: Janet Pink
Business name: Flamingo Moon
Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram

Tell me more about what you do: We supply backdrops for flatlays and table top photos as well as props to make your pics look as beautiful as possible.

How did this idea come about: As I am always needing to take constant beautiful photos for my Pink Cosmetics products, I have collected lots of props along the years. I saw a gap in the market for props and backdrops as everyone needs to take their own photos for daily Social Media posts. Props are difficult to find and then to curate and put together for the right pic that will get noticed in Instagram. Then I had the idea to put a backdrop together with props that match and complement so that taking product shots becomes easy and simple.

Why is an instagram image so important to portray who you are & what you are trying to achieve: Instagram is so visual and you might only get 1 chance to show your brand/product/image to potential clients so ALL your pictures need to be 100% on point and beautiful.

I know a lot of people use their bedding/linen as a backdrop for product images. Why is this a big no-no? Uuuggh it’s my pet hate! It just looks like you made NO effort whatsoever & its normally creased and just looks terrible! Our goal: Never seeing another product shot on a duvet ever again!!!

You recently launched the insta prop packs – please explain more about these: You need the perfect balance between textures and colour to make a eye catching photo and it can be really hard to do this. We curated our Insta props kit with the latest trends in mind, to make it easy to take stunning pics that will be noticed. A blend of the right colours, textures, elements and that “magic touch” is what you will find in every kit. They are all limited edition and will not be available again once sold out. We will be launching new designs all the time, so your posts will be ever changing, but always on point and beautiful. Literally just add your product and shoot! This Insta prop set contains everything you need to mix and match, move the props around , and style up to 10 or more different flatlays in minutes!

What else do you sell: Backdrops for flatlays and tabletop backdrops for seamless product shoots. Props for all types of photos from beauty to food photos. We are working on our top down backsdrops too which will be 2 m x 2 mtr big.

Where can people buy these from: We are working on our stand alone website but in the meantime it’s exclusively on Pink Cosmetics website. Under the Flamingo Moon tab.

Why are you so attracted to beautiful things: Who isn’t? Pretty things make me happy and especially if they are covered in glitter!

I know you also have a group on FB called “The Pink Life”. Please can you explain a bit more about that: I never get much time to update it but it’s where I give back to my clients and followers by teaching them the basics of Instagram and shooting photos and tips and tricks for small business owners to make business easier. The things I have learnt on this journey.

Quote you live by: Everything happens for a reason. Even in my biggest mistake or formula flop I learn something new.

Anything else you want to add: I would like to thank all my clients and followers on both Flamingo Moon and Pink cosmetics for helping us grow and achieve sales everyday. I absolutely love what I do and it brings me so much joy. I am a single Mom and supporting small businesses like mine, literally means you are helping to pay for my children’s education, rent, food etc. Also it means I can work from home and not spending hours away from them at an office. Thanks to you all.


Isn’t this absolutely amazing? Janet has really taught me so much – & saved me from the bane of using my duvet cover as a backdrop for my product shots! Her Instagram kits are filled with beautiful things & really do enhance your posts.

If you want to be taken seriously on Social Media, then this is something that you really need to look at. Ask questions, learn from Janet, & experiment!


Glitter Alchemy Inc

When I get all dressed up for an event or festival, I am really enjoying going that extra mile with my makeup – and glitter is the perfect cherry on top!  I have rediscovered my love of the crazy (you should have seen my makeup in my younger years!) & eccentric, & so finding Glitter Alchemy was like it was speaking to my very soul…

I used to have a mantra – “When in doubt, just add glitter.”  This meant that I always try to see the good in every situation & would always try to bring my own kind of sparkle to wherever I am.

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Your name: Shannon Jade Swanepoel & Charlene van Niekerk

Business name: Glitter Alchemy Inc

Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram

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Tell me more about what you do: We cater for all festival and eccentric needs! Everything from custom glitters, festival makeup, tribal looks etc – we simply love to frame the face! We also make a wide range of accessories, from over-the-top one-of-a-kind top hats, to customised jackets, boot accessories and sunglasses!

How did you decide to start this business: WE LOVE GLITTER – We saw a few faces wearing glitter at music festivals in SA, and absolutely loved the idea and the look, so we brought the sparkle to the party!

How long have you been open for: Under 6 months

What is your personal favourite glitter: MAJESTIC AF & STALLION BABY

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What are the most popular glitters that your fans love: GOLDEN GRIEF & BLUE FACE BABY

Why do you love glitter so much: We all shine from within, we want to help you in shining from without!

How can people order/buy from you: You can contact us directly – 076 682 7387 (Shannon) or 083 642 3182 (Charlene), all our products are available on all our social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook)

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Do you do custom orders: HELL YES!!

Quote you live by: LIVE THE LIFE OF THE FULL MIND, EXHILARATED BY NEW IDEAS, INTOXICATED BY THE ROMANCE OF THE UNUSUAL

Anything else you want to add: We believe in concept of doing good and being good at it.


Are these not the most gorgeous glitters you have ever seen?

I am hoping to do a styled shoot with some of their products (they have sent me an idea of what they would like to do) & I am so super excited.  These glitters literally get my heart racing & I can’t decide which I love the most…  I will be placing an order soon & then you better beware – you are going to see the shimmer before you actually see me coming!

Next time you are in need of some awesome, unique festival vibes; please pop over to Glitter Alchemy Inc.  You will become totally lost in their gorgeous pages…


 

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