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Monday, 26 February 2018

Competition: Nomination Official

We know that February is the month of love and it's slowly but surely drawing to an end. But don't wish it away just yet. I have teamed up with the Nomination Official for an awesome competition that will make you feel the love bug vibes all over again. Yes, you read right! You can stand a chance at winning a Nomination composable bracelet with 3 x special ‘Love' links in the bracelet to the value of R5000.



Born from the art of Italian craftsmanship, Nomination's purpose and passion is to provide good quality and well-priced fashion jewellery for men and women of all ages. The Nomination story begins in the 1980s in Florence, the center of fashion and high-quality craftsmanship. Nomination’s founder, Paolo Gensini, grew up in a farming community and has strong ties to the land and its traditions. His extensive experience as a goldsmith and metalworker, together with a keen intuition, led him to an idea which would revolutionize his life, as well as the jewellery industry worldwide. Paolo wanted to create innovative modular jewellery for men and women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. From this point forward, the road to success was short and well paved.
The Composable Collection immediately becomes the very essence of the company, which is baptised “Nomination”, from the Latin, meaning “to name”. Soon after, new symbols and materials are added to the selection of gold letter links, and Composable becomes a truly special good-luck charm. Stainless steel is enhanced with gold and silver, enamel, and precious stones, making it the perfect choice for every style and occasion. Nomination creates a new way of communicating and expressing your personality through letters and symbols that represent you. It’s a powerful language which, right from the start, goes beyond Italian borders to win over the world and gain a huge cult following.The Composable Collection immediately becomes the very essence of the company, which is baptised “Nomination”, from the Latin, meaning “to name”.

Soon after, new symbols and materials are added to the selection of gold letter links, and Composable becomes a truly special good-luck charm. Stainless steel is enhanced with gold and silver, enamel, and precious stones, making it the perfect choice for every style and occasion.

Nomination creates a new way of communicating and expressing your personality through letters and symbols that represent you. It’s a powerful language which, right from the start, goes beyond Italian borders to win over the world and gain a huge cult following.

Check out the below social media platforms to find out how you can stand a chance at winning a Nomination composable bracelet with 3x special ‘Love' links in the bracelet to the value of R5000.


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Facebook: @Channichic
Instagram: @ChanniChic


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

National Fresh Breath Month #FreshBreathFix

February is the month of love, but did you know that it's National Fresh Breath Month too? Rather than getting in a twist about bad breath, it’s the ideal time to treat the tongue to a fresh breath fix. Experts say the tongue is often the cause of bad breath, and recommend daily cleaning as part of an effective oral care routine. My friends at G.U.M was kind enough to send me over a package with just the right tools for the job!
Tongue scrapping is recommended as part of your oral care routine. The surface of the tongue has tiny grooves where bacteria and plaque can accumulate. Removing the bacteria and debris on the tongue is one of the simplest ways to ensure fresh breath and a healthy mouth. Everyone, from children to older people, should incorporate it into their oral care on a daily basis. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning’ breath.” says Stella Lamprecht, President of the Oral Hygienists’ Association of South Africa.
How to clean your tongue
By Dirna Grobbelaar, Ivohealth’s Oral Hygiene Advisor

1.     Ideally use a tool specially designed for cleaning the tongue like the Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner. If you don’t have one, use your toothbrush or a metal teaspoon turned upside down.
2.     Clean your tongue each time your brush your teeth (twice a day) especially if you smoke or suffer from post-nasal drip.
3.     Gently scrape from as far back as you can without gagging, to the front of the tongue. Breathing out as your clean the back of the tongue helps prevent gagging.
4.     Rinse the tool between each swipe.
5.     Gargle with water or an alcohol-free mouthwash (like Sunstar GUM Original White or Dentyl Active). 
6.     Clean the tongue before or after brushing and flossing - whichever you prefer. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning breath’.
7.     For extra freshness use a small amount of toothpaste and gently brush the tongue before cleaning.
·Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner (recommended retail price R56) – effectively helps remove plaque and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action - bristles to gently brush and a serrated edge to wipe the surface clean.

·Sunstar GUM Technique+ toothbrush (R62) - designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-slip quad grips are positioned so that the bristles are effortlessly placed at the 45 degree angle recommended for optimal below-the-gumline cleaning. The Dome Trim® bristles are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation and bleeding. The extended SuperTip eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.

·GUM Original White toothpaste (R57) - helps remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.

·GUM Original White floss (R56)  made with micronized silica to help remove stains between teeth and provides effective interdental plaque control. 

·GUM Original White mouth rinse (R92) - alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Rinse contains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

These G.U.M products available at selected Dis-Chem, Clicks, pharmacies, dentists and retailers.

#FreshBreathFix
Ivohealth: www.ivohealth.co.za
Facebook: @ivohealth
Twitter: @ivohealthsa

Sunday, 4 February 2018

LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine

When I initially got married about +-5 years ago my husband & I moved into a two bedroom apartment on the top floor within a secure complex which in essence meant that doing washing would prove to be quite a mission. Most of the individuals that lived in the complex worked during the week which meant that on a Saturday morning everyone were fighting to make use of the communal washing lines. So with that said my mom graciously offered to do all of the washing. During this time I obviously had no desire to actually purchase a washing machine. Two years later we managed to move into a house and after years of my mom doing my washing she was actually happy to now finally hand over the reigns and let me do my own.
There are so many variety's of different washing machines on the market and deciding on which one to choose can become quite a daunting task to say the least. I think its important to know what you want in a washing machine before actually going out to purchase one as its usually a long term investment. So let me introduce to you the new LG Smart Inverter Top Loader Washing Machine which has just launched into the SA market. 

The main features are:
  • Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control → Smart Inverter Technology eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use.
  • Smart Motion → Smart Motion is 3 kinds of motions created by Smart Inverter for optimized washing by fabric type.
  • Turbo Drum™ → TurboDrum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes even the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.
Useful Facts:
  • When the washing machine is turned off due to power failure, it will restart automatically from the position it stopped to adjust accordingly.
  • Even if the power cord is plugged in while power is off, only extremely little electricity will run through the washer. You don’t need to worry about wasted electricity.
TurboDrum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsation in the opposite direction. This is great for me as i'm always messing on myself hence constantly needing to soak before washing. Well that is a thing of the past. 
This has to probably be my absolute favourite feature of the LG Smart Inverter washing Machine. Think back to the days when you were still living with your parents and on a Saturday morning when you actually want to sleep late you get woken up by the shaking & humming of your mom’s twin tub. Okay maybe this was just something that happened in my household, but it was without a doubt the worst. Smart Inverter Motor minimizes noise and vibration level and allows me to actually pop in a load of washing before going to bed and hanging it out before going to work. It is that QUIET. Smart Diagnosis: Helps diagnose & trouble shoot mechanical issues, limiting cost & inconvenient service visits. So if ever there appears to be something wrong with your machine but you personally don't know what to do. 

Just follow the next steps: 
Step 1: Turn on the power and open up your LG Smart Laundry App
Step 2: Place the receiver of the phone up against the Smart Diagnosis Logo& press the ''Water" button for 3 seconds
Step 3: The LG Smart Laundry App will identify & guide the solution
The top loader is available in white or silver and it comes in different capacities – 9kg, 13kg, 15kg, & 17kg. The value of the machine depending on the colour and capacity is between R 8000 – R9500. 
If you are keen on getting a LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine. Do check out the below links for more details: www.lg.com/