Born in the South Coast, raised in Pietermaritzburg and thriving in Durban, Mandisa Mqadi is young lady with the fierce passion for fashion, beauty and the tourism industry.
She holds a Diploma in Travel and Tourism and has been in love with the world of Beauty from as far as her mother can remember. After knocking on many doors in the tourism industry, she finally ventured into doing what she also loves quite dearly and opened up her baby “Touched By Mandy” (TBM).
“We’re all beautiful, I believe,” says the makeup enthusiast. “The important thing is to recognize this beauty and once you tap into THAT then the world is your oyster. Self-love and self-confidence is everything!”
TBM does makeup for men and women for all occasions. The business has opened up many opportunities for her and so she continues to enjoy what she loves “playing with colour” she said. “Every woman is beautiful I believe, but makeup done perfectly makes her feel powerful and gorgeous and I want to bring that feeling to every face I touch.”
Her biggest inspiration is her daughter Naledi (3). “She motivates me to work so much harder.” Mandisa dreams of becoming an unstoppable businesswoman, in the beauty industry and beyond. Asked, where to from here she said: “I’m so excited about the Future!!”