Tag: lifestyle

A little visit to Boulders Beach

During our trip to Cape Town in June, we introduced Zee to some very well dressed friends. I’m talking about the the cutest little guys in tuxedos you ever will see; the endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town.

Zee loved watching them walk waddle around freely. A stroll on the boardwalk was also a winner with our little explorer. She got to see so many penguins, and spotted a few penguin eggs too.

Oh, and she got to meet a few gorgeous supermodels who didn’t mind striking a pose for the camera – seriously, just look at these two! πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ˜€

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Spotted! Penguin eggs. (Or stones? Either way, we spotted something. 😁) πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

INOAR Botox

I’m just going to put it out there – I had Botox done, and it was just the lift I needed!

No, not that Botox… Let’s hope there’s no need for that anytime in the foreseeable future (on that note, note to self: remember to moisturize, use sunscreen, and drink loads of water everydayΒ πŸ˜‹).

This Botox was on my hair. Last Sunday I was invited to try out INOAR‘s Botox for hair, G.Hair B-Tox.

INOAR Professional is a hair treatment research and manufacturing company that distributes globally and is one of Β the largest hair treatment companies Β in the world. The company was founded by Ino Manoel in the year 2000. With an outstanding range of in-salon treatments and after care, INOAR has a product for every hair type.

In case you’re wondering what hair Botox is, here’s a little information about the product:

G.Hair B-Tox is designed as a quick and instant fix for damaged hair. It contains Wheat Germ oil, Argan oil, Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, and Grape Extract. The treatment is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants, all of which protect your hair from the harmful stuff. It can be done as a stand-alone treatment after colour, or as a booster in between Brazilian treatments.

INOAR Botox

And these are the benefits you can expect after a G.Hair B-Tox treatment:

* Restores and hydrates
* Promotes hair growth
* Strengthens hair
* Volume reduction
* Frizz reduction
* Curl reduction
* Manageable hair
* Reduces knots and easily detangles
* Adds shine

INOAR Botox

I arrived for my appointment at the very busy (yes, even on a Sunday; testament to how amazing these ladies are) Sorbet Drybar Dunkeld about 10 minutes early. I only waited a short while before I was helped by Loveth. First, she washed and then towel-dried my hair. Next, she applied the G.Hair B-Tox mask to my hair. She combed it through, ensuring that the product was evenly applied to all the hair. Then she wrapped my hair in cling wrap (quite a fab look πŸ˜‚), and informed me that we’d have to wait 30 minutes. I relaxed with a cup of coffee, while waiting for the Botox to work it’s magic.

Something I was very impressed with by this point was how gentle the treatment was on my usually sensitive scalp (and on my extremely sensitive nose haha) – there was no burning or itching, and there was no strong smell. Most hair treatments come with all 3 nasties, so I was very happy with this one.

Once our 30 minutes was up, Loveth rinsed the mask off, and treated me to the most wonderful head massage (easy to see whyΒ her name starts with Love!). Once my massage was done, and before I could doze off, it was time for the big reveal – would my hair look and feel as promised? Loveth blow dried my hair, and styled it with round brushes at the ends. Once she was done, I couldn’t help but smile. My (naturally curly, and sometimes dry) hair looked shiny and really pretty, and it felt soft and light. Lifeless and dull hair revived in 30 minutes? Check! πŸ™‚

The results of the treatment can last for 4 weeks, so I’m looking forward to seeing how mine holds up. I’m really impressed with it so far. It’s been 9 days, and my hair really feels strong and healthy.

If, like myself, you’ve not really treated your hair (no, regular washes don’t count) in a while, INOAR Botox would be a brilliant idea to get it – and you – looking and feeling brand new again.

INOAR Botox

Contact Sorbet Drybar Dunkeld on 011-325-2921 or 076-211-4554, or dunkeld@sorbetdrybar.co.za to make an appointment.

INOAR Botox

INOAR Botox

INOAR Botox

Food, fun, family – GFWS2017 [Photo Diary + YouTube Video]

Just over a week ago we attended the Good Food & Wine Show at the Ticketpro Dome. It was our first time at the show, and it was mostly due to Zee’s enthusiasm to attend – she’s been on my case about GFWS2017 ever since seeing the first ad on tv earlier this year. We love good food, and we love watching shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef together as a family, so the little person figured it was a given that we’d attend the foodie event of the year. 😊

We went on Saturday, 29 July (it ran from Friday morning to Sunday evening), and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We ate ALL the food; tasted and bought the most amazing fudge, chocolate, and piri-piri sauces; watched brilliant chefs in action, and took selfies with some of them too (because if you don’t selfie, were you even there? πŸ˜‚). Oh, and there was some pretty good music too.

They cook, and they sing 😊@davidhiggschef @jsomethingmusic #MKRSA #GFWS2017 @goodfoodsa @mnettv

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I thought a photo diary post would be best to remember our lovely day at the show, and to remind us why we definitely need to attend again next year.

Welcome to The Good Food & Wine Show

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Open Chefs Theatre with Marco Pierre White, hosted by Chef Nti

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Zapper

GFWS2017

The Filthy Moustache

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Cannoli

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Delagoa Bay

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Afrikoa Chocolate

GFWS2017

MNet stand – My Kitchen Rules, with J’Something and David Higgs

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

SMACK! Republic

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Sushi Boat

GFWS2017

Gourmet Fudge

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Ginifer

GFWS2017

Nestle Aero & KitKat

GFWS2017

Book signing/Meet & Greet (and a very blurry pic) –Β Marco Pierre White

GFWS2017

GFWS2017

Zee wanted to tell you guys all about GFWS2017 too, so here’s our latest video, especially for you. I hope you love it as much as I do. πŸ™‚