Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Ahhhh much needed holiday in Camps Bay. So hubby and I have been married for 3 years and to celebrate we're taking a much-needed break and flying off to Camps Bay which has been described as a sort-of-yuppy-chic-village-by-the-ocean. They only have 1 hotel which is 5 star (the Bay) which I tried to book but well they were fully booked but kindly sent my enquiry out and !BANG! last week Monday morning there was a flood of emails from various guesthouses.How nice of the Bay Hotel - I didn't have to do any work! I was glad because we love Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses.
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I picked Bateleur Rontree http://www.bateleurshouse.co.za/ (it was a five minute decision and so were the flights). Well it was the first email I received so I just went with it. Usually I research and plan ahead and buy a travel guide and trawl tripadvisor.com. This time I was impulsive and all I knew was I want to go to the Biscuit Mill and have some sort of treatment from the Twelve Apostles spa's complicated menu. The hubby tried to book that as a surprise but he didn't know what to choose from the treatment menu. I don't know what to choose from the menu!
I usually ask Nisha from Flying Buddha to organize holidays but she advised me that for local trips it's much cheaper to do it on your own (so honest!) - but she is the best for any flights and for any overseas travel. Anyway I won't be blogging for about two weeks .
I am so happy ! Hubby hasn't been to Cape Town and I haven't been for a holiday. We've been to the Cape together for a vacation- Nature's Valley , Plett, Knysa and thereabouts but not to Cape Town for a good proper holiday. I've been twice for a wedding, once for some oral microbiology conference and we stayed at the Vineyard (http://www.vineyard.co.za/) which is beautiful and also in Green Point at a really snazz hotel whose name totally escapes me - we surfed in Muizenberg and went to lots of nice places but it definitely wasn't a holiday! Oh yes the hotel was called the Rockwell All Suite Hotel http://www.rockwellhotel.co.za/), although we also went to Mandela Rhodes Place (http://www.mandelarhodesplace.co.za/) and O on Kloof (http://www.oonkloof.co.za/)
|We'll prance about in Camp's Bay|
|Where we will be staying|
|Property in Camp's Bay is the most expensive in the country. OMW look at the massive homes|
|I think this is where breakfast is nommed|
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
“I would like to thank Woman at Work and Hairitage Hairdresser in Brackenhurst Tel no.011 8677001 or 011 8670773 for the Brazilian that I have won. Nadine was excellant and there was such a friendly and cosy atmosphere at Hairitage.(corner of Hennie Alberts and Chrissie Street, Brackenhurst) Attached is a photo of my hair before and after the Brazilian Blow wave I had. I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks once again Nadine from HAIRITAGE for the excellent work you did on my hair. “
So my sister's hair still looks great and she is sooooo happy about the results!Her hair feels great! She couldn't stop saying how nice they were and how comfy it was at Hairitage. So I think I'm going to pop by and try them to. They actually gave away a 100 free cut and blow wave/dry treatments at the last Woman at Work event!
Also the Brazilian they did for my sister is the proper one - you can wash and tie up your hair immediately. The last time I went for a Brazilian it was a so-so experience but the ladt who did it was a lovely person but the Brazilian thing didn't work out for me at the time - yoy can read about the experience here and here as well as here.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I love taking photos from our deck and just appreciating the amazing way the scene changes everyday. These are mix of photos from different days,different times of the day, different weather conditions and different cameras ( Samsung Galaxy II, Sony Cybershot, Nikon SLR, Nikon Coolpix, Sony Ericsson Phones, BlackBerry Bold 9700). #loveyouJoziSouth.
I'll update these photos from time to time.
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis)
This naturally derived ingredient must be one of the most exciting things that has ever happened in the world of anti-aging supplementation and nutrition to fight the signs of aging. It belongs to the family of carotenoids and is known to all of us - as the pink color of salmon. Astaxanthin is related to the carotenoid family such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, and lycopene, but that is where the similarity ends. Its chemical structure allows it to uniquely span and protect cell membranes and other similar structures against lipid attack by quickly neutralizing reactive oxygen species.
Like many carotenoids, astaxanthin is a colourful, lipid-soluble pigment. Astaxanthin, unlike several carotenes and one other known carotenoid, is not converted to vitamin A (retinol) in the human body. Like other carotenoids, astaxanthin has self-limited absorption orally and such low toxicity by mouth that no toxic syndrome is known. In living organisms the free-radical terminating effectiveness of each carotenoid is heavily modified by its lipid solubility, and thus varies with the type of system being protected.
Salmon accumulates a very high level of Astaxanthin from their diet, which help protect them from the free radical damaged caused by the environment and the physical stress caused by swimming upstream for spawning.
We can however obtain Astaxanthin by extracting it from marine algae called Haematococcus pluvialis - who is going to do that ? Just find it in Lamelle's Nourish range
Nourish Revitalise Cream (the cream on my hand)Nourish Revitalise Cream is a medium weight moisturiser for morning and evening use. The cream contains a hydrating formula for nourishing the skin anti-oxidant defences. The cream rapidly absorbs into the skin due to its high lipid affinity. With the addition of a proprietary ingredient, Nourish Revitalise Cream provides dermal and epidermal remodelling.
Unfortunately I missed the launch of this great product (already booked patients) but Judy from Lamelle brought me some to try.
Free radicals are atoms or molecules that have one or more unpaired electrons making them ‘reactive’ with other atoms or molecules creating cellular injury. When the free radical molecule involves oxygen, we call it a REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES (ROS). ROS is a free radical.
Free radical production can be attributed to the following:
The body has several antioxidants to combat these Reactive Oxygen Species. An anti-oxidant is a vital molecule that has the ability to deactivate ROS.
Lamelle Research Laboratories offers the most comprehensive free radical protection system against free radical damage. Nourish provides significant reduction in free radical injury, reduction of premature photoageing, preservation of the skin immune response and restoration of the natural skin antioxidant defence systems