Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mineraline Skincare Range

So a couple of weeks ago I was invited to fly from Cape Town to JHB for the Re-launch of a skincare range called Mineraline. It is a premium skincare product formulated with the therapeutic power of the Dead Sea. The product proves to gently purify, exfoliate, and regenerate your skin, relieving it from the toxins that build up daily and improving any signs of damage. Each of the products unique formulations also incorporate proven, quality ingredients, supercharging them to renew your tired, stressed skin. The range that I am personally most excited about is the "Clarify" acne range. I don't necessarily suffer from major acne, but since I've got oily skin, I am prone to breaking out. I was so excited to start using the range & within the short time that I have been using it. I have already seen fewer breakout and more manageable skin. It obviously only the beginning but man I am excited :)
The Mineraline CLARIFY line is especially formulated to help clear and soothe breakout-prone skin. The skin care experts incorporated the naturally purifying and therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea minerals with powerful blemish-fighting ingredients to help clear the skin and stop further breakouts. I have now put aside about 10 minutes out in my day to do this 4 step process. It's the best 10 minutes spent caring for my skin.
Aloe Vera has always been used throughout the world to treat skin abrasions, burns, and irritation, as it quickly cools, soothes, and renews. In this unique formula, the mineraline beauty experts supercharged the curative properties of Aloe Vera with the moisturizing power of Vitamin B5, and the regenerating benefits of the Dead Sea’s minerals. Our Aloe Vera Invigorating Gel is gentle enough to be used as needed on sunburns and other minor burns, insect bites, and other small wounds and cuts.

This special blend of Day Cream moisturizes your skin, without leaving it greasy. The Aloe Vera and other proven ingredients provides my skin with long-lasting hydration, helping it retain moisture throughout the day. I have been using this product every morning. I applying it in a gentle, circular motions which this allows the cream to absorb. I have been going makeup free on most days as this product just feels so good on my skin. Another great to use when I have some extra time on my hands has to be the Dead Sea Mud Peel Off mask. This product gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse your skin. The mud extracts impurities and oil from your pores, and enriches your skin with the therapeutic and nourishing power of the Dead Sea’s minerals. The unique blend is enhanced with Aloe Vera, which helps renew your skin, naturally repairing blemishes and imperfections.     

 If you are keen to try out these products for yourself. You can find the Mineraline range exclusively at Dischem Pharmacies &

Monday, 26 February 2018

Competition: Nomination Official

We know that February is the month of love and it's slowly but surely drawing to an end. But don't wish it away just yet. I have teamed up with the Nomination Official for an awesome competition that will make you feel the love bug vibes all over again. Yes, you read right! You can stand a chance at winning a Nomination composable bracelet with 3 x special ‘Love' links in the bracelet to the value of R5000.

Born from the art of Italian craftsmanship, Nomination's purpose and passion is to provide good quality and well-priced fashion jewellery for men and women of all ages. The Nomination story begins in the 1980s in Florence, the center of fashion and high-quality craftsmanship. Nomination’s founder, Paolo Gensini, grew up in a farming community and has strong ties to the land and its traditions. His extensive experience as a goldsmith and metalworker, together with a keen intuition, led him to an idea which would revolutionize his life, as well as the jewellery industry worldwide. Paolo wanted to create innovative modular jewellery for men and women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. From this point forward, the road to success was short and well paved.
The Composable Collection immediately becomes the very essence of the company, which is baptised “Nomination”, from the Latin, meaning “to name”. Soon after, new symbols and materials are added to the selection of gold letter links, and Composable becomes a truly special good-luck charm. Stainless steel is enhanced with gold and silver, enamel, and precious stones, making it the perfect choice for every style and occasion. Nomination creates a new way of communicating and expressing your personality through letters and symbols that represent you. It’s a powerful language which, right from the start, goes beyond Italian borders to win over the world and gain a huge cult following.The Composable Collection immediately becomes the very essence of the company, which is baptised “Nomination”, from the Latin, meaning “to name”.

Soon after, new symbols and materials are added to the selection of gold letter links, and Composable becomes a truly special good-luck charm. Stainless steel is enhanced with gold and silver, enamel, and precious stones, making it the perfect choice for every style and occasion.

Nomination creates a new way of communicating and expressing your personality through letters and symbols that represent you. It’s a powerful language which, right from the start, goes beyond Italian borders to win over the world and gain a huge cult following.

Check out the below social media platforms to find out how you can stand a chance at winning a Nomination composable bracelet with 3x special ‘Love' links in the bracelet to the value of R5000.

Facebook: @Channichic
Instagram: @ChanniChic

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

National Fresh Breath Month #FreshBreathFix

February is the month of love, but did you know that it's National Fresh Breath Month too? Rather than getting in a twist about bad breath, it’s the ideal time to treat the tongue to a fresh breath fix. Experts say the tongue is often the cause of bad breath, and recommend daily cleaning as part of an effective oral care routine. My friends at G.U.M was kind enough to send me over a package with just the right tools for the job!
Tongue scrapping is recommended as part of your oral care routine. The surface of the tongue has tiny grooves where bacteria and plaque can accumulate. Removing the bacteria and debris on the tongue is one of the simplest ways to ensure fresh breath and a healthy mouth. Everyone, from children to older people, should incorporate it into their oral care on a daily basis. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning’ breath.” says Stella Lamprecht, President of the Oral Hygienists’ Association of South Africa.
How to clean your tongue
By Dirna Grobbelaar, Ivohealth’s Oral Hygiene Advisor

1.     Ideally use a tool specially designed for cleaning the tongue like the Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner. If you don’t have one, use your toothbrush or a metal teaspoon turned upside down.
2.     Clean your tongue each time your brush your teeth (twice a day) especially if you smoke or suffer from post-nasal drip.
3.     Gently scrape from as far back as you can without gagging, to the front of the tongue. Breathing out as your clean the back of the tongue helps prevent gagging.
4.     Rinse the tool between each swipe.
5.     Gargle with water or an alcohol-free mouthwash (like Sunstar GUM Original White or Dentyl Active). 
6.     Clean the tongue before or after brushing and flossing - whichever you prefer. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning breath’.
7.     For extra freshness use a small amount of toothpaste and gently brush the tongue before cleaning.
·Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner (recommended retail price R56) – effectively helps remove plaque and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action - bristles to gently brush and a serrated edge to wipe the surface clean.

·Sunstar GUM Technique+ toothbrush (R62) - designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-slip quad grips are positioned so that the bristles are effortlessly placed at the 45 degree angle recommended for optimal below-the-gumline cleaning. The Dome Trim® bristles are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation and bleeding. The extended SuperTip eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.

·GUM Original White toothpaste (R57) - helps remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.

·GUM Original White floss (R56)  made with micronized silica to help remove stains between teeth and provides effective interdental plaque control. 

·GUM Original White mouth rinse (R92) - alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Rinse contains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

These G.U.M products available at selected Dis-Chem, Clicks, pharmacies, dentists and retailers.

Facebook: @ivohealth
Twitter: @ivohealthsa

Sunday, 4 February 2018

LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine

When I initially got married about +-5 years ago my husband & I moved into a two bedroom apartment on the top floor within a secure complex which in essence meant that doing washing would prove to be quite a mission. Most of the individuals that lived in the complex worked during the week which meant that on a Saturday morning everyone were fighting to make use of the communal washing lines. So with that said my mom graciously offered to do all of the washing. During this time I obviously had no desire to actually purchase a washing machine. Two years later we managed to move into a house and after years of my mom doing my washing she was actually happy to now finally hand over the reigns and let me do my own.
There are so many variety's of different washing machines on the market and deciding on which one to choose can become quite a daunting task to say the least. I think its important to know what you want in a washing machine before actually going out to purchase one as its usually a long term investment. So let me introduce to you the new LG Smart Inverter Top Loader Washing Machine which has just launched into the SA market. 

The main features are:
  • Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control → Smart Inverter Technology eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use.
  • Smart Motion → Smart Motion is 3 kinds of motions created by Smart Inverter for optimized washing by fabric type.
  • Turbo Drum™ → TurboDrum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes even the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.
Useful Facts:
  • When the washing machine is turned off due to power failure, it will restart automatically from the position it stopped to adjust accordingly.
  • Even if the power cord is plugged in while power is off, only extremely little electricity will run through the washer. You don’t need to worry about wasted electricity.
TurboDrum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsation in the opposite direction. This is great for me as i'm always messing on myself hence constantly needing to soak before washing. Well that is a thing of the past. 
This has to probably be my absolute favourite feature of the LG Smart Inverter washing Machine. Think back to the days when you were still living with your parents and on a Saturday morning when you actually want to sleep late you get woken up by the shaking & humming of your mom’s twin tub. Okay maybe this was just something that happened in my household, but it was without a doubt the worst. Smart Inverter Motor minimizes noise and vibration level and allows me to actually pop in a load of washing before going to bed and hanging it out before going to work. It is that QUIET. Smart Diagnosis: Helps diagnose & trouble shoot mechanical issues, limiting cost & inconvenient service visits. So if ever there appears to be something wrong with your machine but you personally don't know what to do. 

Just follow the next steps: 
Step 1: Turn on the power and open up your LG Smart Laundry App
Step 2: Place the receiver of the phone up against the Smart Diagnosis Logo& press the ''Water" button for 3 seconds
Step 3: The LG Smart Laundry App will identify & guide the solution
The top loader is available in white or silver and it comes in different capacities – 9kg, 13kg, 15kg, & 17kg. The value of the machine depending on the colour and capacity is between R 8000 – R9500. 
If you are keen on getting a LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine. Do check out the below links for more details:

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

New Week. New Year

Have you ever done something, that completely scares you? I'm talking about that gut-wrentching, vommit inducing & a complete overwhelming feeling of terror. Well i'm totally having one of those episodes. 
I am currently embarking on my final 6 months of completing my Bcom Marketing Management Degree & the only issue is that I need to overcome something that has been scaring me for the last 5years. Yes this degree has taken me close to 5 years simply because between full time work, marriage, finances & all the other things life throws our way it has gotten me to this point- 5years later! I know this might sound completely crazy, and you might be thinking to yourself what exactly could be so bad?
Well my friends, my absolute horror is called Accounting!! Now im sure you all are laughing...

Guys this is a serious problem... Let me break it down for you. I have failed accounting twice, and on the third try I was so anxious that I ended up not even pitching up at the exam hall. I then decided to work out a plan & complete all of my other modules and leave this Accounting subject till last... And here we are!

I am so anxious, nervous & im feeling a ton of other emotions that ive never felt before.. 
When I think back, at my life there has never really been anything that I wasn't good at or at least that I wasn't even prepared to try. I'm always goal driven & nothing ever made me as anxious of the thought of failing AGAIN....
Recently I have discovered something that has really helped me banish these anxieties. I am absolutely obsessed with Pinterest and probably visit the site on a daily. I love reading the motivational quotes, scrolling through home decorating ideas & even catching up on some style/beauty tips. It then daunt on me, why not create a mood board filled with inspirational and motivational stories. The mood board can be placed anywhere in and around your home as a constant and daily reminder to stay positive and to work daily towards your dream.
& with that said, im just taking it day by day. Because sometimes we just need that constant voice telling us, YOU GOT THIS!

T-shirt: Foschini Pants: Foschini Sneakers: The Fix Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear

Monday, 1 January 2018

Make-Up Brush Breakdown

I'm sure most us own way too many makeup brushes, and i'm also sure most of us probably don't know how use half of them? Right! Well today I thought it would be fitting to show you my top 5 favourite make up brush shapes to use and some of my favourite sponges as well. PS: All the brushes & sponges i'm using are from Real Techniques, they produce professional quality make up brushes & spongers that are both stylish and functional.

1. Real Technique Definer Brush
The eye define brush are designed for precision eyeliner looks. Use with liquid, cream, gel, or powder liners and shadows.

2. Real Technique Detailer Brush
The detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

3. Real Technique Pointed Foundation Brush
This brush is amazing you can use it with liquid foundation to build custom coverage on specific areas

4. Real Technique Contour Brush
This brush delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish 

5.Real Technique Buffing Brush
This brush is ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.

6. Miracle Complexion Sponge
It's a 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge. The rounded side blends larger areas of the face. The precision tip covers blemishes/imperfections and the flat edge contours around the eyes and the nose, leaving you with a complexion that's smooth, enhanced and gorgeous! Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage look.

7. Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge
From flaking mascara to eye shadow fallout, these little miracles help sweep away your makeup mishaps
 flat edges: erase
 rounded sides: buff + blend

 tip: targeted sweep

6 ways to erase:
1. Sweep away under eye shadow fallout
2. Wipe away liner gone wrong
3. Pick up brow product fallout
4. Wipe away mascara smudges
5. Pick up over applied shadow
6. Blend away too much blush or highlighter 

Real Technique Miracle Sculpting Sponge 
DEWY HIGHLIGHT + CONTOUR Designed to help create shadows or highlight your favorite facial features. -small side for precision highlighting -large side for controlled contouring 6 Surfaces to complete your sculpt: 2 flat edges to apply 2 rounded sides to blend 2 tapered ends for precision application

Real Technique Make Up brushes is currently available for purchase at Foschini stores as well as the online store, Foschini for Beauty

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Station On Bree

It may sometimes feel that the weekend can’t come soon enough and that to wait until Friday is a day too long to wait. However, fear not, as this summer The Station on Bree ushers in the start of the season with the launch of Thursday Reveal at The Station on Bree. Hosted by local talent and internationally renowned DJ, saxophonist and percussion specialist, George Sax, the amazing line-up promises to deliver the vibe, energy and world-class entertainment for which this popular Bree Street hang-out is known.
Having fast become a Capetonian favourite since opening its doors in 2016, this summer, The Station on Bree is going bigger and better. Every Thursday throughout summer, George Sax, will be joined on stage by an array of home-grown talent. An array of performers will showcase the best of what Africa has to offer in a setting that fuses the iconic design of the London Underground with the bustling and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Bree Street. Whilst The Station on Bree guarantees a great night’s entertainment, it’s the food that always takes centre stage at this fantastic venue. The Station on Bree, sees the introduction of a new summer menu. Continuing in the manner of ‘unpretentious street food’, The Station on Bree offers a casual Mediterranean-infused dining style that focuses on fresh flavours and simple ingredients. From leisurely lunches through to late dinners, visitors have the option of traditional main meals or ordering from a choice of small plates that taps into the culinary trend for a more shared and social approach to dining currently sweeping through the gastronomic world.
Billed as Cape Town’s first underground meeting place, The Station on Bree is a unique, multi-storied venue with a variety of different stations and platforms located throughout. Each of these offers specific services, so whether you’re looking to begin your day with a morning coffee from artisanal brand Mischu, end the day with an after-work cocktail from the fantastic selection on offer, enjoy a leisurely dining experience or start your evening off with a bang – the lively, character-filled atmosphere of The Station on Bree provides an ideal day to night setting that truly has something for everyone! Similarly, The Station on Bree is available for private functions, and can provide a range of package deals to accommodate all requirements to ensure a genuinely memorable occasion.
The Station on Bree takes “Themed bar” to another level. Iconic sounds of the subway play over speakers in the bathrooms, which reveal exposed plumbing and copper accents. Worn-down “Mind the Gap” signage throughout gives the impression that countless soles (and souls) have scuffed against the paintwork over time. Station maps cover the ceiling, a giant platform clock presides over the bar, where a ticket window looks out onto an outdoor courtyard, boasting chalkboard table tops and a roofed train station bench. Suspended light bulbs in the main corridor change colour throughout the evening, and full-walled video timetable adds a contemporary touch. And the wait staff’s train-conductor outfits sew things up beautifully.
To further fuel your experience at The Station on Bree, the newly launched gin menu offers visitors the chance to craft their own gin and tonic, layering botanical flavours with an assortment of lively flavours. If this isn’t quite your thing, choose from the carefully selected wine list that features some of the Cape Winelands’ finest, or sample from a range of local beers on tap. The perfect place to connect with friends, pop into The Station on Bree this summer and climb aboard for a trip that promises to be one of Cape Town’s hottest spots this summer!
The Station on Bree is located at 207 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001 and is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11h00 till late.