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Fruit Fusion : The Fruitgasm Story

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Geron South is not your typical University History Major student . This young creative individual is the Mastermind behind Fruitgasm which is his very own fruit carving business . His creations are just as intriguing as the name of his company , these Edible Art Creations are not only pleasing to the eye but is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Fruitgasm recently received recognition from the Japanese Ambassador ( Jamaica and Japan) at Japan Day , April 4 at the Faculty of Humanities, U.W.I., Mona.

H.P : How did you get affiliated with the Festival?
G.S: It was through Mr. Stephen Josephs , from there i went on the Website , did my research and the rest as they say was history.

H.P: Tell us about your signature piece/s ?
G.S: Shrine - A Shrine is like a place of worship , Holy ground so to speak . This piece is significant because i did it live in front of all the students from a bare melon into a Shrine.

H.P: What was your inspiration to create this piece?
G.S:  I really tried to focus on the Spiritual aspect of the Japanese Culture . They believe that everything in life is connected.
H.P: What was the re-action of the Japanese Ambassador ?
G.S:  He was in disbelief , he actually touched it to make sure it was an actual carving from a fruit and not just something to look at . He was really impressed and asked if I've ever been to Japan.

H.P: Do you think that your Major helps with your Art?
G.S : Yes , being a History major , I'm able to do in depth research on various cultures and bridge the gap of different worlds by creating exceptional pieces.

H.P: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
G.S :  I want to be Global . I want to be in high demand , so high that people will have to book me 2 years in advance. I want to have high level clientele like people from the White House or Dubai.

H.P: What do you hope to do after school?
G.S: I hope to go full time into design , with the focus on my carvings.



You can find Fruitgasm at the following places below:


FB: Fruitgasm ( click) 
E-mail : fruitgasm.ocd@gmail.com


YouTube : Fruitgasm or Geron South 






Highlights from COSMOTOPIA 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013
Cosmotopia is a Cosmetics Expo where various companies related to Aesthetics showcase their products in one day all under the same roof . This year the event was held at the Girls Guide Association ( Beside Devon House) in Kingston on Saturday April 27 . I must say , i think the target group was probably for a more "mature" crowd as i didn't see a lot of young inquiring minds who would be intrigued by what these businesses had to offer . I was expecting to see tons of variety and auh mazing products , but i felt like I've pretty much seen everything before . However i was really impressed by a few local hair companies who actually make their own products from our very own Jamaican ingredients and the way they were received by their "fans" . See below for the booths.


Alnaja - All natural & Jamaican Made Jewelery  alnajas ales@gmail.com



Scents of Aura -www.facebook.com/scentsofaura

Asherlee Naturals Ltd. www.asherleenaturals.com


Avon


Black Opal

The Supporters

Kiss Kada Kollections-kisskadakosmetics@hotmail.com


Golden Closet - www.goldencloset.ja@gmail.com

Lurline's Cosmetics & Skin Care - lurineor@yahoo.com

Neutrogena

Kumea's Hair Perspective





L'oreal Paris


Nair


Makeup By Tiffany Davidson

Proactive Lifestyle


 * Photos are the Property of Haute People*


D-I-Y Facials 2.0 : The Remix !

Friday, April 26, 2013
Hello Everyone ( does that work) …. Hi Guyssssssssssssss ! It is Friday .. yay! I get to sleep late J More importantly , I wanted to share 2 quick treatments with you since we are going into the weekend . Below are 2 quick at home Facial Scrubs . These are made from things that most people usually have in their homes , if you don’t have one , I’m sure that you will have the other . Here we go.

Honey Sugar Scrub
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp of sugar ( it can be brown or white sugar) either is fine really

Combine both ingredients in a bowl , apply to face . Be sure to “scrub” deeply into skin so that the ingredients seep in . Rinse thoroughly .
This recipe can tend to be sticky , but that’s just because of the honey J

Oatmeal Scrub

This is described as a 3 in 1 scrub as it hydrates , tones and smoothes

  • 1 tbsp Oatmeal ( get the original kind without raisins or any of that stuff)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Yogurt ( plain kind , unflavored)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl , apply to face and rinse thoroughly
Tip: For better results , use this as a face mask and let it stay on your face for 5-10 minutes .

Be sure to tie back your hair when doing those facials . You’ve got to protect that hair line girl !

Happy Weekend Everyone !
Sleep late | Go Out| Explore

Be sure to check out the Cosmotopia Cosmetics Expo tomorrow at the Girl Guide Association
 ( Beside Devon House)

*Images may be subject to Copyright*


Staying Inspired : Simple Tips

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hi Guys! Today i want to move away from Fashion and Beauty a bit and talk to you a little. Sometimes as a Blogger or just a regular person it can be really hard to be inspired , after all i am human and i sometimes get affected by all that is going on around me and can't seem to find that Silver lining . Below are some of my personal tips.


Get Out More : Because i work from home ... "fah realsies" i see the same thing everyday and the view from my Home Office window isn't so great :-(  I make the extra effort to go out to lunch at least 2 days out of the week . This has improved my mood significantly and i also discover sooooo many new things and people on the road . I even met somebody who read my Blog last week ... that was so cool .. i seriously thought only other Jamaican Bloggers read my Blog.


Set Weekly Goals : Set some that are small and easily attainable and some that are a bit more challenging so that you can truly test your range . It helps a lot when i have a sense of direction each day/week plus it just keeps me motivated.

Read More ! In this generation , nobody reads anymore . It is all about having the latest gadgets
 ( there is nothing wrong with that) but when was the last time you picked up a book and just let your imagination go wild. There is sooo much to discover from books ... new worlds and new words. Sometimes when i read , i get inspired to do new posts in creative new ways.


Talk to Positive People : Lawd God " OMG" , this leads me back to high school Physics " Energy can neither be created or destroyed , it can be transferred". Have you ever spoken to one of those really gloom "Oh woe is me" kinda person and realized that all your energy has been totally drained? I have ... try to avoid those people . Talk to more positive people who can uplift and inspire you .

Those are my 4 little tips on how i stay inspired

How do you stay inspired? Share in the Comments

G.I.Y : Glam It Yourself , Spring Time "Daisy Nails"

Monday, April 22, 2013
Hi Guys ! Today I'm gonna show you how to do this quick , fun and of course easy "Daisy Nails" just in time for Spring.

You will need 


Base Coat

Top Coat
White Nail Art Polish
Yellow Nail Art Polish
Green Nail Polish ( I used Jordanas' Mint Green)


Step 1 


Apply Base Coat To clean nails . This will not only protect your nails , but will make your Polish last longer.


Step 2


Apply the Green Nail Polish . Be sure to allow it to completely dry.

Step 3


Taking a steady hand , begin to draw what looks like "Daisy Petals" by making small outward strokes and connect them at the middle. Don't worry if they don't look perfect.

Step 4


Use your Yellow Nail Art Polish to make a dot in the center of the flower you just drew . This should now look like a daisy. Allow to dry.

Step 5


Finish off with top coat and you are good to go!

You don't have to use the same three colors i did . I picked these because they compliment each other really well. 

I hope that i have inspired at least ONE person to go out and be creative today.



Get In on the SexyKat Kraze : SexyKatBoutique

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hi Guys! As you know here at Haute People, we are always on the lookout for all things new and trendy to share with you. Today, I bring to you an Online Accessories Boutique Based in Atlanta, Georgia.


SexyKatBoutique was launched in 2011 by Mike Karter. Karter hopes that his Boutique will be the absolute best in High Quality Fashion and Crystal Jewellery. Diamonds are a girls’ best friend and so are crystals J This boutique carries three Crystals: The AB Crystal, Swavorski Crystal and Hematite Crystal.  Most women are familiar with Swavorski because it a world renowned top of the line brand and also because of its tremendous properties and of course the way it seems to “magically sparkles” in almost every type of light. The AB Crystal gives an amazing rainbow sparkle that reflects almost every colour of the rainbow and is a bit more risqué yet still a timeless piece. If you are an individual who really love Crystals and have even studied them to an extent you would have known that Crystals have healing powers which is exactly what the Hematite Crystal does; it is a powerful Crystal. If you are not into Crystals but love quick, trendy, everyday pieces, there is something for you. SexykatBoutique also carries High quality Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces (like those shown below) Check out that Bracelet below.



This is great for Spring and Summer and can transition into almost any season because of all the colours you get. Ladies, great news, all these items are reasonably priced so you don’t have to worry about going over your budget. Nothing beats High Quality pieces for a great price.


Shopping on SexyKatBoutique is easy and hassle free. The user friendly website makes it easy for everyone to pick their items and have it at their door in no time. There is the option to create an account, which is not mandatory to shop. However, customers who do sign up will receive some great options such as special discounted coupons ( which are great for saving so you can stack up on items , they are also the first to know as soon as new items are in stock and they will be automatically entered in random drawings for give-aways . That is amazing!

The ultimate goal of SexyKatBoutique is to become a Lifestyle brand that people will go to for the latest trends and high quality crystals.
This company is solely based in the US but hopes to expand to a worldwide market.