Give School Children the Dignity of Access to a Clean Toilet with Baby Soft

While many of us don’t think twice about our bathroom habits, the fact of the matter remains that millions of South Africans are not afforded the dignity of access to a clean toilet. This is particularly true of many disadvantaged schools and when one considers the matter of hygiene, it is clear that this state of affairs requires our urgent attention.

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How cute is this mini toilet USB???
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Look out for these specially marked packs

For this reason and in partnership with UNICEF’s Toilet Board Coalition and Spar, Kimberly-Clark is seeking to raise funds to build toilets for school children across the country through its Baby Soft Toilets Change Lives Programme. What is more, the company is calling on all consumers to assist in this mission by simply purchasing a specially marked pack of Baby Soft White Toilet Tissue 9’s from any Spar store nationwide, from the beginning of September to the end of October 2017.

A Crisis of Dignity

“Globally, some 2.4 billion people live without the basic human right of a clean toilet. While this is a hyenic crisis of epic proportions, this is also a crisis of dignity for the men, women and children who often have to relieve themselves out in the open. These shocking statistics along with our founding role in the Toilet Board Coalition inspired us to establish the Toilets Change Lives Programme, which seeks to ensure everyone has a safe, clean and dignified toilet experience,” says Kimberly-Clark Marketing Director, John Clark.

The Right to Clean Water and Sanitation

“Access to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. It is, therefore, unthinkable that diarrhoeal diseases related to unhygienic sanitation continue to be the leading cause of childhood deaths in the world. The Toilet Board Coalition is a group of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organisations, which aims to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to eliminate the current sanitation crisis. Consumer interventions such as Kimberly-Clark’s Toilets Change Lives Programme, help us to achieve this crucial objective,” explains UNICEF’s Representative in South Africa, Herve Ludovic de Lys.

Empowering Boys and Girls

The Spar Group commented that providing schools with fully functional, separate toilets for boys and girls, the stores not only contribute to these children’s dignity and sense of wellbeing, but also empower them to act as agents of change within their own communities. Sanitary toilet habits are brought into families and health-promoting activities are adopted as a result of school children being given access to clean sanitation. For this reason, Spar didn’t hesitate to participate in the Toilets Change Lives Programme and look forward to engaging with their shoppers as they seek to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause.

How to Help

To make a difference you simply need to visit your nearest Spar store and purchase a specially-marked pack of Baby Soft Toilet Tissue White 9’s. For each pack sold, Baby Soft will donate R4 to UNICEF. The proceeds raised will be used by UNICEF to provide safe and hygienic sanitation, as well as safe drinking water for our country’s children in need.

Review: Avon mark liquid lip lacquer matte

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Avon lip product have always been a firm favorite of mine and this one of course did not disappoint. Avon really have perfected lip products and have the winning formula in this field.

I present to you the Mark matte liquid lipstick line (R84.90). The colour range it pretty wide so there will be a shade that will catch your eye.

This time around these are the oh so trendy liquid lipsticks.

So let’s start with packaging… beautiful, simple yet classy. The clear rectangular tube with a screw cap lid looks like glass but is actually plastic so it is durable, lightweight and small so easy to carry around. The applicator is a diamond shaped sponge applicator which provides precise application and is flexible and picks up just the right amount of product.

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The formula is a dream it is a mousse that glides on the lips and leave lips velvety smooth and leaves lips moisturised and is not drying at all. It is non-sticky, super pigmented and to never bleed or feather. It is long wearing thanks to the “Magnet Lock Technology” which makes pigment cling to your lips for dear life. It’s nice and comfortable to wear and really easy to top up when it does start to fade because it just blends back together. It gives off this amazing berry scent. It also has a built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps colour on lock down.

Please support the walk for a purpose iThemba walkathon. All details are below. It is such a great cause to raise funds and promote breast cancer awareness.

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Review: Ted Lapidus Orissima EDP

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For the younger generation Ted Lapidus was a renowned french designer who was best known as the creator and pioneer of the unisex fashion look and is credited with introducing a military and safari look into haute couture. He is credited as the first designer to put Military style shoulder straps on both male and female clothing, and with making blue jeans part of the mainstream of fashion design.

Orissima is classified as a floral gourmand (in normal speak a woody sweet floral) . The fragrance opens rather citrusy with notes of peach, grapefruit and bamboo. But this fades very quickly into a floral heart of orange blossom, iris and peony. Then ends off with what you are left with for the rest of the day a gourmand (edible notes) of sweet caramel, musk and patchouli. It is a really sweet scent but more on the elegant side.

“I conceived this fragrance as an ode to the Parisian Woman. The idea was to paint a multi-faceted woman through the senses.” – Alexandra Monet, Perfumer

The flacon design is really pretty practical and easy to hold. It takes inspiration from city architecture to symbolise the many different facets of the Parisian woman. “The bottle represents a sophisticated woman full of natural grace,” says Marc Touati, the bottle designer. The liquid as well as the lid is rose gold which is very on trend at the moment.

I see this more as a night scent as it has a sense of mysteriousness to it. But the staying power is pretty great I get about 6 hours.

Ted Lapidus Orissima EDP is available from Dis-Chem and Clicks for:

100ml EDP  R895

50ml EDP  R695

30ml EDP  R495

Danny Haile launches PolyGel in SA!

I recently attended the launch of polygel which if you are a fan of gelish you will absolutely love. We met Danny Haile the brains behind nail harmony (it was such an honour to meet him.I also went into the salon to experience it and it was amazing.

PolyGel integrates the best qualities of both acrylic and hard gel into one patent-pending product! See our invitation below to find out how YOU can experience this once in a life time opportunity with Danny Haile in person, in Cape Town!

Not an acrylic, not a hard gel, patent-pending Gelish® PolyGel™ combines the best of both in a revolutionary all-in-one system that’s undeniably better!

Years in development and extensively salon tested; users agree that Gelish® PolyGel™ delivers strong, flexible, feather light nails, that is odorless and with no airborne dust.

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POLYGEL is an all-in-one formula for the perfect working consistency. No monomer, no mixing, no ratios. The odorless formula allows you to work as fast or as long as you want. Tube dispensing allows you to use just what you need for no wasted product. Formulated using a game-changing polymer fusion, PolyGel’s breakthrough TriPolymer Technology™* delivers gravity-defying performance for astonishingly easy, chase-free applications. The unique putty-like viscosity ensures smooth, flawless nails and even color. PolyGel’s formulation combines acrylic powder for strength in a gel base with photo initiators providing workability without the unpleasant monomer odor. And, the heavier-than-air TriPolymer fillings are 30% heavier than acrylic and hard gel filings, which means they fall to the table for virtually no airborne dust. *TriPolymer Technology = Oligomers from Gels; Polymers from Acrylics; Polymers from Lacquer

 

Application in 3 Steps

Step 1
Squeeze, slice, and roll. Squeeze just the right amount of PolyGel out of the tube, slice product with your multi-purpose tool. Roll onto nail.

Step 2
Using your brush and a small amount of Slip Solution shape product into place. Use with a short square, firm synthetic brush.

Step 3
Cure 30 seconds in 18G LED Light.

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Queen of hearts and a silver chrome accent nail

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But first let’s take a selfie with Morgan Taylor’s new selfie 2017 summer collection

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Morgan Taylor just released a new limited-edition 6-piece collection called Selfie Summer the shades are all bright vibrant and lively to get you pool side ready. I received 3 colours to play around with. They have great coverage, dry quickly and are semi-matte.

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All about the pout
  1. All About the Pout is described as a pastel  coral neon creme. This shade makes my skin look more tanned.
  2. Best Face Forward is described as a Purple Neon Lacquer. This is a royal purple shade. The best part about this one is it contains sparkly blue flakes.
  3. Pretty as a Pink-ture is described as a Pink Neon Lacquer.

You can see this collection hit shelves on the 1st September 2017. Although it is a summer collection here in SA it will also fit as nice spring shades too. So get those cameras ready for some hot selfies to show off those gorgeous nails.

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RSP: R149 per bottle or R266 for a pack of 4 minis

 

Review: Jimmy Choo L’EAU EDT

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Jimmy Choo has just released a new fragrance and I am so excited to be wearing to this in the spring months. I have always hoped that Jimmy would release a more floral fragrance type. Jimmy Choo blossom was a step in the right direction but not quite there yet but this one has hit the nail on the head perfectly.

The Story:
Jimmy Choo L’EAU is an expression of the dynamic, alluring and adventurous Jimmy Choo woman for Summer 2017. As delicate as she is defiant, as elegant as she is audacious; the Jimmy Choo Woman’s duality is matched by L’EAU’s strong, free-spirited yet resolutely feminine scent. The fragrance is a sensual evocation of the Jimmy Choo woman with pure and subtle notes heightened by hibiscus flower. The contrasting notes are an expression of modern femininity, writing a new chapter in the history of Jimmy Choo Parfums and placing L’EAU amongst the most coveted of Jimmy Choo accessories.

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The fragrance is a real symphony with an opening of bergamot that uplifts and motivates.  Then Hibiscus and peony take center stage and is backed by back up dancer soft musky base which stays long after the show has finished. Hibiscus is a note I don’t see often in a scent since many of the flowers don’t actually have any scents but the ones that do have a honey type scent.

Top Notes: Bergamot and Hibiscus

Heart Notes: Nectarine and Peony

Base Notes: Cedarwood and Musks

This fragrance is not too sweet and is a beautiful feminine scent. The bottle itself is beautifully crafted in blush pink (a very trending colour of 2017) The usual bottle design except this bottle is longer and oval which I actually like more as it takes up less space and is easier to hold. This one is definitely worth a sniff the next time you are in-store.

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EDT 90ml-R1095.00

EDT 60ml-R945.00

EDT 40ml-R645.00

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All thing beauty…