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Pink Cosmetics

I started following Pink Cosmetics way before I even started this blog.  I was drawn to their products, and very quickly knew that I had to place an order to try some of their products for myself.  I have seen how their name has grown and grown, and I constantly see them being recommended in beauty groups that I am part of – in fact their solid brush cleanser is probably the reason we have more clean brushes in South Africa as it is just so easy to use.

I had never had the opportunity to meet Janet face-to-face as she stays in the Western Cape and I am in Gauteng – that is until Beauty Revolution happened (just before lockdown!).  I couldn’t stop myself from skipping up to her and giddily introducing myself.  She is someone I admire so much, and I trust her products 100%.  They smell beautiful, look beautiful, and make you feel beautiful using them.

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Janet & me at her stand at Beauty Revolution

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Nomsa & Janet at Beauty Revolution

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Lanie (Lanie Soaps), Andrea (Maria Cosmetics), Janet (Pink Cosmetics) & me (fan-girling)

I have been wanting to interview Janet for the longest time, and am SO excited about being able to feature her today.  And if there is one item I can personally recommend, it’s the brush cleaner – did you know you should be washing your brushes and sponges every week to avoid makeup build up and residue of other colours mixing together?  Plus bacteria can build up in the brushes and cause acne and skin irritation – yuck!


Your name:  Janet Pink

Business name:  Pink Cosmetics

Social media handles:  Twitter; Facebook; Instagram; Pinterest; YouTube and Website.

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Tell me, what is PINK:  Pink is products that are beautiful both inside and out. They are vegan and cruelty free, created in small batches by me and my team with no sulphates and parabens and no petrochemicals. Pink is good for your skin and the environment, but they are also pretty and lovely to use. PINK stands for Perfectly Incorporating Natures Knowledge and we use the best from both the plant world and science.

Where did the idea for this business come from:  In 2010, while investigating the skincare products used by my family, I was horrified to discover the dangers of so many ingredients lurking in the vanity aisles of countless products. Many skincare items contained controversial preservatives like parabens, strong sulphates, and petrol derivatives (parafinium). I felt like someone needed to contend with the unfulfilled promises and unethical behavior of these countless products on the market. So, armed with passion and purpose, backed by my beauty therapist degree, I began to educate myself and develop my very own formulations & an ethical skincare range. My aim was to create a wholesome and beautiful range of products that were not only vegan and non-toxic, but also safe for use by the whole family.

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What makes your products different to others:  Our products are not mass produced or imported and relabeled. I literally formulate & manufacture EVERY product myself from scratch. I am staring to outsource my formulas to various labs – as I can’t keep up with the demand anymore. We make small batches to keep ingredients as fresh as possible so they don’t sit on shelves for 2 years. Every product is made with love and passion and a sprinkle of PINK!.

What is your personal favourite product:  That’s hard!!! I love and use them all! I would die without my Superskin moisturizer – so that’s the ONE I would chose.

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Tell me a bit more about your brush cleaner: I get DM’s every weekend from makeup artists, I am cleaning my brushes and thinking of you- that’s makes me so happy. It’s a quick and very effective way to clean your brushes thoroughly. Each one is poured by hand and made with lots of nourishing and cleansing oils in a magic ratio to clean and condition make up brushes.

What have been the most popular items:  Brush cleaners, bathbombs, cherry blossom scrub and our Plump up Hyaluronic serum.

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How has lockdown affected your business:  We have been incredibly blessed to have been super busy during lockdown. I realized I needed to pivot Pink really quickly and started marketing our hand sanitizers and sourcing other PPE – like masks and shields. I have the most amazing and loyal customers and they all supported Pink incredibly. It also gave me the ability to help and support other small businesses who were struggling. I need a holiday – as it’s been just me working most of the time and struggling with out of stock and closed suppliers.

What have been some of your proudest moments during your PINK journey:  Definitely standing in Waterfront Truworths Context store taking a picture with my products on their shelf! Wearing my mask – of course- lol

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How can people order from you:  Directly from our website.

If you had to recommend just 3 products for people to start with, what would they be:  Make up melt- our cleansing balm, a moisturizer suited to their skin type- we have 3, and Pink Clay – our facial scrub and mask in one.

Quote you live by:  Be kind

Anything else you want to add:  Hard work, passion and dedication can make anything happen. Believe in yourself and your dreams, with all your heart and work towards them everyday! No matter who you are, dream big and forge your own path. Who knows, your dream might change the world for good! Mine did.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Megan and for being one of my amazing and loyal clients.

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Guys, if I can get behind a skincare and beauty brand, this would be it.  I have been blessed to try quite a few of their products (they also do sample packs of their facial range so you can see which ones you like the most and the improvement in your skin before you purchase the full-size products).  I would definitely say get a trial pack of products, the solid brush cleaner, facial mist, and one of their masks for your first order – from there you will be hooked and will definitely want to increase your range that you own.


 

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Lanie Bath & Body

When I attended Beauty Revolution just before our nationwide shutdown, I got to meet up with some of my favourite people – namely Pink Cosmetics, Maria Cosmetics & also Lanie Bath & Body.

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These ladies are changing the world & really shaking up the beauty industry.  They are filled with love, & support one another with advice & kindness – which is something we all need rather than competition & putting one another down.  I reached out to Lanie post-event & we chatted a bit, whilst I felt more & more enamored by her products & bubbly personality.


Your name: Elanie Hattingh

Business name: Lanie Bath and Body

Social media handles: Instagram and Facebook

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Tell me a bit more about what you do:
I create luxurious handcrafted artisan soaps that are made with skin loving oils and butters like olive oil and shea butter, that is moisturising to the skin and also paraben and sulphate free as well as a range of beautiful bath and body products including body butter, bath bombs and a male range called The Bearded Nerd by Lanie.

I chose the feather in my logo as it resembles nature and gentleness – The Lanie products are delicate on the skin just like a feather.

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How long have you been running this for: Just over a year. At this stage it is my hobby business, but my dream is to one day be successful enough to do what I love full time every day.

Where did the idea for this business come from:
I bought a handcrafted soap from an amazing lady in the Western Cape. I was amazed at how beautiful the soap looked and smelt. Being curious, I started to read up on cold process soap and what struck me was the fact that it does not harm the environment, it is paraben free, sulphate free and you can craft it to make a 100% vegan soap and even a 100% natural bar of soap. I started to be more conscious of what I put on my skin and soon started to teach myself how to create my own soap. I made my very first soap 21 December 2018 (The best feeling in the world!) and since then I have not bought bar soap from the store. I decided I would love to share with others the magic of using handcrafted soap. Lanie Bath and Body was born 28 February 2019.

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What makes your products different to store bought items:
I make my products with a lot of love, kindness and care. (I’m a bit of a perfectionist 😊) All products are handcrafted from scratch in small batches to ensure products are fresh and are of great quality. My products are between 96% and 100% natural.

I believe the energy and vibration you put into the universe will be what you attract. So, I choose to reflect love, kindness and joy. My wish is that the same magic will be felt by each person that uses one of the Lanie products.

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Where can people buy your products from:
I have sold some of my products on markets and mainly word of mouth. I am super excited to announce that Lanie Bath and Body will have an online store coming soon! My website will be http://www.laniebathandbody.co.za
For 10% discount on your first order use code IAMLANIE at check out.

Who do you think would enjoy your products:
Anyone that loves pretty stuff and who loves a lot of pink! People who are looking to gift other with something unique and different.

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Quote you live by:
“Kindness is a free currency from a well that will never dry up” – Lady Gaga
“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behaviour does.”
I really feel our world desperately needs a lot of love and kindness in order to heal.

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Small businesses have been hit the hardest by this nationwide lockdown, & we really need to band together to show our support & purchase the beautiful products that are being produced.

I just had the most stunning bath, & I realised how important it is to take a few minutes out of every day to consciously relax & spend some time on your own self-care. A bath with delicious smelling soaps/bath bombs is my idea of a perfect down time.  What do you enjoy most?


 

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A Day of Radiance

After using a few of Bella Boneca‘s products, I was so impressed & immediately reached out to Megan, who started this whole business.  She realised the importance of using natural products, free of parabens & not tested on animals.  She researched & put a lot of time into this, before realising that there wasn’t a product that suited exactly what she was looking for & thus Bella Boneca began…

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They are created using a range of natural ingredients that is handpicked to ensure that your skin is nourished & pampered.  The products are symbiotic, & work together to restore, heal & nourish your skin – leaving you feeling like a whole new person with soft & supple skin.


Last weekend they had a “Pamper Day” alongside Radiance Skin, Beauty & Nails at NHC Honeydew.  Guests arrived to an array of sweet & savoury treats, as well as champagne & orange juice.  Ladies were milling about, interacting & sampling Bella Boneca’s products that were out on display.

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The ladies were all exclaiming how much they loved the feel of the product, how it didn’t make their sensitive skin react, & how amazing the prices were!  From body scrub & wash; to facial serum & moisturiser; to baby products; Bella Boneca has it all.  They even have a cuticle oil that is in a convenient roll-top bottle so you aren’t wasting product & it makes the world of difference – as Belina told me, this needs to be applied every time you wash your hands in order to keep your cuticles moisturised & soft as well as preventing them from splitting & bleeding.

The one little girl told me that cream makes her skin hurt & she has to wash it off immediately, but after trying out the “baby range” she had no reaction at all & absolutely loved the smell.  Kids are brutally honest so I was super chuffed to hear this out of the mouth of babes for myself!


Megan also runs a great company called Lifestyle on Location, which is a mobile spa that provides treatments in the comfort of your own home or work space – what a great idea for a staff day or just a general pamper party (nudge nudge hint hint to all employers out there!).  These fabulous ladies treated all of us to our choice in treatment – either a manicure, pedicure or massage – & everyone who walked out of the room had a huge smile & look of total relaxation.  I think I could have spent all day there!

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These ladies also helped with recommending particular products that would suit our skin complaints/concerns, & we all walked away with at least one new item to try!  Mine included the Rose Water Toner, the Complete Daily Moisturiser & the Refresh Body Wash.  I couldn’t wait to get home & jump in the shower to try these out, & after a week’s worth of use I am happy to say that I haven’t had any negative reaction, & absolutely LOVE how they make my skin feel.  They do all smell quite “natural” or “planty”, but I really enjoy this & enjoy the fact that I don’t have hundreds of different over-scented products on my skin.


You can place your order for these products online directly off Bella Boneca’s website or why not pop in to Radiance Salon, sample the products for yourself & have a little pamper session for yourself?  You truly won’t regret this & your skin will thank you for it!


Thank you to Bella Boneca & Radiance Salon for such a wonderful morning out.  I truly loved the whole experience & being able to interact with such outstanding women who are defying the odds & building a brand that they can be extremely proud of!


 

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