Utopia at the Mall of Africa

If heaven had a shopping center, I’d imagine it would look similar to the most talked about Mall in South Africa – The Mall of Africa

 

Today saw the fabulous opening of this anticipated mall with everything from sand art to celebrities, from Master Chef winning meals to renowned DJs and alluring fashion to queues of shoppers for kilometers. 

This impressive shopping center boasts 130 000m2 of retail space, 2.4kms of shopping for every brand your heart desires, with a design, inspired from Africa’s geological features & iconic landscapes, leaves you in total awe! 

Whether walking through the Forest Walk  Court (think Congos amazing rain forest), slowing down at the Desert Court (picture desert regions in North Africa), looking to relax at the Court of Great Lakes (imagine the Great Lakes of Africa), grabbing a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar at the Crystal Court (picture diamonds, crystals & precious minerals), or pampering at the Oleum Court (taking inspiration from trade & oil wealth in Africa), this prestigious Mall has something to suit each & every taste. 

With 6500 parking bays & 24 entrances, finding the most loved & lusted after local & international brands makes this the ultimate shopping experience. Free wifi is sure to put smiles on every shoppers face (as it did to all bloggers & media today)  & the convenience of dedicated über pick up zones is certainly a win if like me, finding the prefect parking spot is always a challenge. 

You will find this R5bn mall at Lone Creek & Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City in Midrand. Stores open from Monday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sundays & Public holidays 10am to 8pm. On that note, enjoy the long weekend shopping up a storm at the Mall of Africa & please share your thoughts on the experience & your latest purchases too with me here.

Whilst I drool over the latest at Zara Home, The Kooples and Armani Exchange, only 3 of the 300 stores at Mall of Africa, I’m thinking I like my money where I can see it..In my closet 😉 

Nadia xo xo 

  

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We Are Original

ENDLESS STORIES. ONE ORIGINAL.

Iconic. Original. Timeless. Since 1873 Levi’s® has been worn by generations of fans, from pioneers to rebels, rockstars to presidents.

Now it’s your turn to share your story and show us how you live in Levi’s®.

To launch the We Are Original campaign, Levi’s® collaborated with Twiggy from Sleepless In Soweto, Siya from The Threaded Man and Maitele who were shot by photography trio, I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU.  These images and a video were shot to form part of a consumer call to action for the Levi’s® We Are Original Casting happening on Saturday 23 April.

 

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The casting encourages Levi’s® fans to get styled up in their favourite Levi’s® and spend a day at Shine Studios in Braamfontein where they will be shot by I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU. They’ll also stand the chance of being featured in the We Are Original campaign as well as winning a year’s supply of Levi’s®. (T&C’S APPLY)

 

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Find more info on the We Are Original campaign – http://weareoriginal.co.za

We Are Original Casting Information:

Date: Saturday 23rd April 2016

Time: 11am – 6pm

Venue: Shine Studios, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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Until next time, embrace your originality! Do it in Levis!

Nadia xo xo

A POP of colour!

Think luscious lips…long sexy lashes…flawless skin with a burst of colour on your cheeks.
A photographer. An incredibly talented make up artist. Bubbly & strawberries. Smiles all round. The full red carpet treatment!
You wouldn’t be faulted for thinking a model is being primed for a major photoshoot…except the models were lucky Grazia Magazine readers who won the opportunity to experience a morning of beauty with Clinique & Grazia!

I made my way to the Clinique counter at Edgars Sandton City & was welcomed by Clinique consultants and Clinique & Grazia representatives.
I waited in anticipation whilst mingling with the other winners, surrounded by a myriad of colour whilst sipping on sweet sparkling beverages & snacking on strawberries.

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Before long I was asked to take a seat at the cosmetics counter for my beauty experience to commence!
I felt like a kid in a candy store…and the lighting, atmosphere & pops of colour further enhanced that excitement!

My consultant, the gorgeous Sipho cleansed my face using the Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk, which left my skin feeling smooth & soft. An apt name as I felt like Id taken the day off with all this pampering! This cleanser is great on all skin types & what’s best is that it’s residual free.
The Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion further added to my skin feeling smooth & supple. This is a lovely winter product as it keeps the skin moisturized all day & can be used under a night cream for very dry skin needing extra pampering.
Sipho chatted with me, informing me on every product he was using & also answered all the questions I had for him…I had many 😉
He proceeded to prime my skin for the foundation application, using the Superprimer, followed by the Even Better Makeup liquid foundation with sunscreen. The foundation felt incredible on my skin, light & natural, which I loved instantly. It’s on my list of “Must Haves”.
The Clinique Blushes left my cheekbones glowing but still lovely for a day time look.
The Extreme Volume Mascara gave my lashes a longer more dramatic look. Highly recommended!
My look ended with a Quickliner and two pops of pink for my lips. As someone who’s been afraid of colour on my lips as I’ve never quite found a colour to suit my skin tone, I threw caution to the wind & we combined the Nude Pop & Cherry Pop lipsticks to give me a colour that looked delectable 🙂

Voila! I looked my look – I couldn’t believe the transformation! Shows what great make up & expert application can do for ones look!

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I finished off my experience by chatting to Sipho about contouring & we played with the Chubby Stick Sculpting Countour & Sculpting Highlight. If you want to perfect the look & Countour like a pro, you have got to try these! My “Must Haves” list grows longer by the day 🙂

Contour like a pro!

Contour like a pro!

We were all treated to stunning goodie bags & magazines, courtesy of our hosts for the morning. The products inside…one word – fabulous…just as the beauty experience…

Thank you Grazia & Clinique

Thank you Grazia & Clinique

I learnt not to be afraid of colour but rather embrace it & use it to further enhance my features & my confidence! Make up can be fun, sexy and expressive – make it your best friend!

Nadia

My OOTD was my STAR knit from Identity, Leather leggings from YDE, OTK boots from Aldo, crossover bag from Colette Hayman and finished off with MU by Clinique!

Until next time…people will stare, make it worth their while!

Nadia xo xo

Pic credit Clinique