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24 hour smile protection – no matter what you drink (Sponsored Press Release)

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A new way of looking after your teeth with White Glo’s Range of Toothpastes

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We all tailor our beauty regimes to the specific needs of our skin dependent on our skin type, the time of day and changing weather conditions. We wouldn’t use the same moisturiser on different skin types, so why do we only use one toothpaste?

White Glo, Australia’s leading whitening toothpaste brand, has jumped to our aid and is introducing a new oral care beauty regime. Here are 3 revolutionary toothpastes that will change the way we brush our teeth forever. The toothpastes are specially formulated to address the distinctly different oral care needs
Coffee and Tea Lovers – White Glo’s Coffee & Tea Drinkers Formula: Removes stains caused by coffee and tea consumption over time (R42.99)
Smokers – White Glo’s Smokers Formula: specifically formulated to remove tobacco stains and help eliminate smokers’ breath (R42.99)

People with Sensitive Teeth – White Glo’s Sensitive Forte specially formulated to be suitable for sensitive teeth and gums(R42.99)

So join the oral care revolution and say hello to whiter, shinier and healthier teeth.

 

About White Glo

Today there are no excuses for not smiling your brightest smile! You too can achieve a whiter brighter smile with the White Glo Oral Care Range.

White Glo products have been specially formulated to lifts stains on teeth enamel. Having white teeth helps improve confidence and makes you look younger and more attractive so “Get the Glo” with White Glo.

The range was originally developed exclusively for actors and models and was rated most effective by a leading independent consumer trial. White Glo gives consumers the best oral care products through market leading innovation and advanced research. Today White Glo is one of the market leaders in Australia’s whitening toothpaste and teeth whitening markets.

Experience the difference and get the brilliant white smile you want by using one of the premium products from the White Glo Oral Care Range.

Products are available nationwide from Checkers, Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers and other leading retail stores.

 WHITE GLO, THE TEETH WHITENING EXPERTS

Cooking in colour – Cast Iron Pots (Sponsored Press Release)

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eetrite’s cast iron has been a favourite in the kitchen for years. The heat distribution, heat retention and non-stick interior make it the preferred choice for so many dishes – especially those good old family recipes passed down from generation to generation. The eetrite quality is so great that you will pass your cast iron pieces down as well.

Love to cook, with the premium eetrite cast iron range.

Priced From :R419.00

Stockist details :

Go to…   www.eetrite.com

Available from selected retailers nationwide

For your nearest stockist call (011) 445 3300

Spicegoddess is moving…

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As part of Amazing April, Spicegoddess is moving to http://www.spicegoddess.co.za!

To all my awesome and loyal readers thank you for all your comments, feedback and RT of my posts.

Here’s to many more great blog posts in my new home. I do hope you visit and subscribe.

See you soon

ciao xxx

Going Scatty with Whitehouse (Sponsored)

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Whitehouse has a large range of scatter cushions in a variety of colours, designs, shapes and textures.

The simplest ,easiest and most pocket friendly  way to revamp a spare room or that sad looking sofa in your lounge, is by adding scatter cushions.

Head on down to your nearest Whitehouse store to see their latest range of scatter cushions.

Prices starting from R149.95

Whitehouse offers you exciting ranges for just about any room in your home.

Visit http://www.whsa.co.za to find the store closest to you.

Now that’s Pretty Smart! (Sponsored)

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With technology constantly updating I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a site online.                                   

So what is http://www.PrettySmart.co.za? Its a site that allows YOU to rate and review the salons you’ve been to, or see other people’s ratings before you book!  Although the website is still quite new, as more women start to review their beauty salons, it will become easy to find a really good salon in your area by looking for the top-rated salons on PrettySmart. 

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This is great news for those of us wanting to research whether certain treatments really deliver on their promises and which salons are the best.   (And those of us who have suffered through a less-than-special massage at a tatty salon because we got caught by a half-price massage deal online… definitely check this website before getting caught again!) At the end of the day we all want value for money and a good service.

So what can you expect to find on the site?  They list all beauty salons, spas, nail bars and aesthetic clinics on one website (they don’t list hairstylists).  Great for finding telephone numbers, addresses, price-lists and even specials!  

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The website allows you to search for salons by area or by treatment.  So for example you live in Centurion and you’re looking for a massage one Saturday afternoon – you can simply search for those criteria and then compare the salons that come up; either by price or by the ratings given by other users.       

So what are you waiting for ??? – pop onto the http://www.PrettySmart.co.za website and rate/ review a salon or spa that you have visited recently.  Lots of salons haven’t been reviewed yet – some deserve praise and some deserve health warnings!  And remember, PrettySmart gives a R500 spa voucher to one reviewer each week. 

Remember this site for when you are next looking for any beauty-related treatment, it’s going to become your best friend. 

I see myself spending quite a bit of time on this site 🙂

ciao xxx

Winter wardrobe sorted …WIN with Mr Price. (Sponsored)

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Mr Price recently launched their winter range with some amazing pieces to add to your wardrobe. Their collection includes a range of jackets, scarves, jerseys and boots all extremely well priced. Their ranges are in line with the latest fashion trends and proves that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to be in fashion and look trendy and hip.

Not only does Mr Price do a great ladies range they also have a mens and children’s range too.           

Mr Price has decided to spoil someone with a R2500 fashion voucher. Imagine all the great winter pieces you can add to your winter wardrobe at such affordable prices. I have my eye on a few items especially the sweat shirts with all their cute yet quirky prints and at such an affordable price that I can literally buy one of each .

Don’t forget that Mr Price makes shopping so much easier online without having to leave the comfort of your home and a variety of delivery options.

So what are you waiting for go on and check out the site for more information here

My Birthday Wishlist

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I was in two minds about doing this post. BUT then I got told by a friend on Twitter to go ahead. Never have I ever made a wishlist but let me throw caution to the wind.

Cherie Roe Dirkson always says tell the Universe what you want and you might be pleasantly surprised when it arrives on your doorstep.. So I thought what is it I really need/want for my birthday and then the list formed:       

1) A laptop as my current one departed rather suddenly from my world making blogging and working kind of difficult.       

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2)I have always had a keen eye for photography so would love to do a course to enhance my blogging and skills. So I would love to own a Canon professional camera.     

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3)My pretty pink Blackberry(Crapberry as a friend calls it) is a year old but has given so many problems. I am currently lusting for the Electric Blue Galaxy S5.               

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4)A huge box of Lindt Lindor – my favourite choc in the world.         

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5) A new watch , a designer one would be rather fab as I don’t own one but love watches.               

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Yikes just reading what I have written my wishlist could easily be mistaken for that of a guy. Well it also shows the techno/gadget geek girl inside me.

I do love my technology and these would defo up my game in terms of my blogging and I would be able to finally use instagram and see the pics on my TL on Twitter.

So Dear Universe I am putting out there what I would like and need let’s see what April Brings. The 20th April is going to be rather exciting I can feel it already…

After writing this it has made me think that there are definately some things money can’t buy like love, respect, friendship, memories..

So here’s hoping this Birthday brings me all that my heart desires…

ciao

Burger King arrives in Durban…

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Friday I attended the launch of the Burger King store in the new Pavillion Food Court. I loved the mystery of bein ushered into a store which was all blocked off.

The store offically opens on Monday (14/04/2014) to the public and boy are you in for yummy treats.                               

Most of us in Durban have been suffering from serious FOMO after seeing all the BK pics/Tweets from JHB and CT. The store has opened 18 weeks ahead of schedule which is fantastic.

I learnt some interesting facts on BK :                     

  1. All staff employed have never worked before.
  2. Most of the food items are sourced locally.
  3. Staff are promoted internally.
  4. More stores are planned for KZN.

5)BK offers a bottomless Soda Fountain which has a range of Pepsi drinks and ice.  We were allowed to sample everything on the menu. I opted for onion rings and the world famous Whopper Burger – totally divine, well flavoured, huge portions with crispy chips.

Dessert proved to be very difficult for me to choose so eventually I opted for the choc brownie with ice cream and a vanilla milkshake. Gooey chocolate oozed from the centre – such a treat and a super thick vanilla milkshake.

I left BK a happy camper totally full as I headed off to work.I will defo be returning to BK to try out more of their menu especially the chilli products.

So Durban, treat yourself to the yumminess that is Burger King which opens on Monday the 14th April in the new Pavillion Food Court and is Halaal.

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The #DBNbloggermeet event.

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In January 2014, I was asked about arranging an event for Durban lady bloggers. Having worked on Cookie Swap last year, I do know how much of time, work and effort goes into an event. I sat on the fence until I approached Michelle and Nicola to come on board as part of the team. It was a constant arrival of emails, tweets, whatsapps on a daily basis and now that the event is over I miss it 😦

As soon as we tweeted about the possibility of an event did we get the Durban ladies saying yes and how excited they were. Our next point of business was picking a date and a venue (read about Hashtag).

The team pooled our contacts together and started working on sponsors. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have so many generous and amazing sponsors come on board for our event. It was only when we got to Michelle’s house to pack did we realise how much stuff we actually had. And yes it was like an Oprah moment creating 25 bags of treats/gems for our bloggers.

The status quo is that Durban and Durban bloggers are not considered for product launches BUT after this event this weekend I am sure its going to change!  The hashtag #DBNbloggermeet trended in South Africa as well as #LoveYourLenovo.

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The much anticipated day arrived and Durban pulled out all stops in terms of fab weather. Joining us for the event were 3 of our sponsors and Mandy from Kitten Action the charity we decided to support. Our venue hosts, Hashtag were so generous that we were not charged anything for our food and drinks and it was then we decided to support Kitten Action by donating kitten food and R50 per blogger to her charity.

Prior to the event Uber ran a twitter competition and gave away a luxury VIP pick up and drop off to the event. This got all the ladies tweeting and wanting to be spoilt. Little did the ladies know how much spoils they were in for. At the start of event, Mandy told us about the charity we were supporting and how our contributions would help. This was very touching and thank you to all our lovely ladies for supporting especially Shirley who was very generous.

Then Carly and Monique from Lenovo who had flown in especially from JHB to join us chatted to us. Carly explained to us about the amazing giveaway they were going to run at the event and give away their new Yoga Tablet. We were asked to tweet what would we do to win. For once it was not considered anti social as we all were glued to our phones. I will be reviewing the Yoga Tablet soon, so I won’t be sharing any info on the product now. The response and tweets were amazing that Lenovo surprised us by giving away not 1 BUT 2 Tablets.

Brett from Frys Foods joined us telling us about their products and importance of meat free Mondays.

Karen from Philospica Botanic spoke to us about their products and soon to be opening Spa in Durban.

Then it was time for food, laughs and lots more talking and tweeting. Throughout the morning, giveaways were taking place and every lady went away with a gift. And then the most anticipated moment our hidden huge LeCreuset bright orange goodie bags were brought out.

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It was heartwarming to see how excited the ladies were and their squeals of joy discovering LeCreuset goodies. The #DBNbloggermeet was a great event meeting new and old blogging friends.

A big thank you to all our generous sponsors and finally a bigger than big THANK to Michelle and Nicola my Dream Team for all your hardwork and support in making this event a success and a great day for all much love and gratitude.

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Ciao xxx

#HashtagDBN

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Us Durban bloggers were rather spoiled when Michelle found us this rather quirky and amazing venue #Hashtag. I was invited to the launch of Hashtag but due to work commitments I couldn’t attend. BUT I knew I would be there for the #DBNbloggermeet. I kept seeing the tweets about Hashtag and couldn’t wait to visit.

Having spoken to Brendan, one of the owners on the phone prior to the event, my interest in Hashtag was even more heightened.

Brendan told me about the concept of designing your own pizzas and burgers using …wait for it – A Tablet. This instantly appealed to the gadget girl geek within me. So on Saturday morning I found myself outside this gorgeous blue building as we started unpacking and getting ready for our #DBNbloggermeet with Michelle and Nicola.

The staff were amazingly helpful and helped us lift, carry, move and hide the enormous bright orange goodie bags. Hashtag was kind enough to give us the exclusive use of their venue. I loved the quirky signs found in Hashtag especially #SelfieZone.

Check out the pics.

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Our kind hosts Nasrin, Brendan and Trushin sponsored all our food, drinks and amazing coffees.

Ronaldo the very talented chef came out and spoke to the ladies about the menu and we all were told to order any pizza we wanted off the menu!!! WOW free choice of the pizzas on menu or design your own. Most events I attend one is just given finger food and not to pick our own choice.

A friend of mine, a vegetarian had visited Hashtag a few weeks ago and raved on about the amazing vegetable pizza he had, and trust me he is a very fussy eater. So I defo knew I was in for a yummy treat. After consulting Nasrin on the popular pizzas Michelle, Nicola and myself opted for the Lamb Mint. I got my cousin Maheshree to get the Chicken and mushroom so we could swap (greedy me). Our divine pizzas created by Ronaldo arrive on these gorgeous boards with the cutest lil blackboard pegs with which pizza it was.

The pizza was a feast for the senses it smelled divine, looked divine and yes you guessed it tasted divine. I am not a pizza fan but loved the thin crust pizza with lots of toppings of lamb , mint and cheese. My senses were in a total tizz and loved every bite of my pizza and Maheshree’s chicken one.

As the day was rather warm the staff kept us all hydrated all the time with glasses of iced cold fizzy drinks. I didn’t stay for dessert which I believe was all sorts of yumminess in the form of chocolate, chilli and bananas.

Will I be returning to Hashtag most definately for my birthday on the 20th to treat my senses to more of Ronaldo’s divine creations including desserts this time.

The atmosphere, vibe and service is great at Hashtag, and I know its going to be a place my friends are sure to enjoy for my birthday.

Michelle and I joked with Nasrin about taking Ronaldo home with us actually Nasrin, Michelle and I were serious 😉

See you guys on the 20th Hashtag and once again a big thank you for playing a huge part in making the #DBNbloggermeet a success.

For more info on Hashtag checkout their site and follow them on Twitter.

Ciao or should I say Bon Appetite xxx