Lamelle – The Science of Skin

lapelle Lamelle Research Laboratories is a biotechnology research company that manufactures products locally for the South African market and they have just released their latest issue of their magazine Lapelle!! For those of you who don't know, Lamelle Research Laboratories is a South African biotechnology research company (started 7 years ago) that manufactures products that are innovative and evidenced based, with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, all products that are developed follow a rigorous programme of review, research and meticulous production. Ok now, back to the magazine.... click here to view the Lapelle. First of all, Happy Birthday Lapelle!!  Yes it is their 1st birthday and may there be many more!! For their birthday edition Lapelle has giveaways to the value of R23 000!!!!!  Enter to be sure to get your share.  I did 🙂 They also have the latest trends in fashion, health, food, skin care, books and many more. So go on...click on the link and experience a great new world!!!

YAY…Thank You Sloggi SA

sloggi3   I have been very lucky the last couple of months, winning some awesome prizes.  The most recent competition I have entered was with Sloggi South Africa. A couple of weeks ago I entered the competition they had on their Facebook page.  The other day I received a phone call with some very good news 🙂 A feel good day worth R6000, to share with a friend and R500 to go to a charity of my choice.   sloggi   Lynette and I was very excited when our parcels arrived. With all the new underwear, everyday is a FeelGood day!!  Can't wait to go and have a pamper day with the great Sorbet vouchers that was also in our parcels. Thank you Sloggi for having this very cool competition!!! Go follow them on Twitter : SloggiSA - "Incredible for you.  Invisible for others."   See Ya #MINIQueen        

My Early Birthday Present :)

GHD On the 28th of June Dewald told me to go check out the new competition that was on Fashion by Brett Robson's website.  Like every other girl, I am a big fan of the GHD hair straightener  and all their wonderful products.  You know how it goes, when you have curly hair you want it to be super straight and when you have straight hair you want it to be curly.  I have curly hair, that is where I got my nickname from, Curls So Brett had this competition on her website that was super easy to enter, and the prize....*drum roll*....a GHD Air hair dryer with Heat Protectant Spray, Total Volume Foam, Hair Spray, a hair brush and a comb!!!! I have only won a couple of things in my life, so you could have imagined the smile on my face the morning of the 3rd of July when I saw the e-mail from Brett saying I won the GHD Air Dryer prize.  And it is just in time for my birthday, which is tomorrow by the way  🙂 Go check out Brett's website to get up to date with the latest fashion trends and for the amazing prize giveaways. Oh and Brett won the 2012 SA Blog Awards for the best Fashion Blog - so she is kind of a big deal!!!!  If I were you I would also go and follow her on Facebook and on Twitter, for her regular OOTD posts, because they are that good! So excuse me now, I have to go try out my new GHD Air hair dryer! 🙂 Cheers #MINIQueen

The Beetroot Secret

New research has shown that beetroot might be the newest secret weapon in sports nutrition Winning margins in the Tour de France can be incredibly close and professional cyclists need every edge they can get. New research from the University of Exeter has shown that beetroot juice may be a surprising new addition to cyclists’ nutrition regimes. “The researchers monitored athletes' VO2 levels (showing the amount of oxygen consumed) during exercise to ensure that the cyclists worked at maximum effort on each occasion. Results showed that when the cyclists drank ordinary beetroot juice they had a higher power output (measured in watts) for the same level of effort -- suggesting their muscles and cardio-vascular system were being more efficient. On average, riders were 11 seconds (2.8%) quicker over the 4km distance and 45 seconds (2.7%) faster over the 16.1km” Bottom Line: A beetroot smoothie every morning can really help your training

7 Worst Late Night Foods

Everybody knows that there are certain foods you simply should not eat at night … and I confess, I’m guilty of eating many of them anyway. A momentary lapse is forgivable, but some foods really should not ever be eaten before you go to bed at night. Before you decide on your next bedtime snack, you should definitely have a look at the worst late night foods you can eat. Continue reading "7 Worst Late Night Foods"

Manic depression has been rebranded as bipolar… But are so many of us really mentally ill?

When Lucy Johnstone began working in mental health nearly 20 years ago, bipolar disorder — or manic depression as it was known then — made up a small fraction of her workload.  ‘Now, every other referral is someone with suspected bipolar disorder,’ says Johnstone, a consultant clinical psychologist for Cwm Taf Health Board in Wales.  ‘More people turn up with it because they hear about it in the news. They go to their GP saying: ‘‘I think I’m bipolar.’’   This confirms the effect of what some feel is the ‘fashion’ among celebrities for being labelled bipolar, a condition the Royal College of Psychiatrists claims affects one in 100 people at some point in their lives.  The latest high-profile name is Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was reportedly admitted to a clinic for five days suffering from depression and mood swings brought on by the stress of her husband, Michael Douglas, battling throat cancer. Continue reading "Manic depression has been rebranded as bipolar… But are so many of us really mentally ill?"

4 Eating Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight, the main thing you need to do is take care of your nutrition. Don’t let any infomercials for this ab gadget or that cardio machine fool you. Exercise may be important but your nutrition is the real key to weight loss.  By nutrition I don’t just mean what you eat but also how much you eat and when you do so. This can be rather complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated if all you want to do is to simply shed a few pounds. The following 4 tips will help. Continue reading "4 Eating Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight"

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit

We all know that water is good for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. And even if we know why we should drink water, it's not a habit that many people form. But there are some very powerful reasons to drink lots of water every day, and forming the habit isn't hard, with a little focus.  The thing about it is, we don't often focus on this habit. We end up drinking coffee, and lots of soda, and alcohol, not to mention fruit juices and teas and milk and a bunch of other possibilities. Or just as often, we don't drink enough fluids, and we become dehydrated -- and that isn't good for our health. Continue reading "9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit"

7 Berries You Should Eat

Berries are brilliant. Well I think so and nutritionists do too. Berries not only taste pretty good but they are full of anti-oxidants –– those little phytonutrients that work magic against free radicals and are thought to be anti-aging, disease risk preventing and even symptom curing. They are also really easy to eat and most are best as nature intended —– raw. Here are 7 berries you should eat. Continue reading "7 Berries You Should Eat"