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Savanna goes Loco with Special Release Tequila Flavoured Cider

Hold onto your sombrero! Savanna, the popular premium cider with a taste for the unexpected, has gone loco with the launch of a bold new special release cider, combining the crisp taste of Savanna Dry with fresh tequila flavour.

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Savanna Loco, the new game changer for Savanna, is the first of its kind in South Africa. By adding a “leeedle crazy” to this special release cider, Savanna has shown it has the apples to do new things.

 

If you don’t take life too seriously and prefer breaking from the norm, you’ll love this latest mash-up brought to you by your favourite cider.

 

Expect a surge of mariachi madness on your tongue when you take your first sip of Savanna Loco. It’s crisp, fresh and well-balanced with an alcohol content of 6%. The “leeedle” twist of tequila flavour adds a distinct freshness and hints of citrus to the crisp apple cider, culminating in a refreshingly smooth, dry taste that leaves you wanting more.

 

Look out for new Savanna Loco with its vibrant turquoise packaging at your local city hang-outs, bars and Mexican restaurants. You can also find it at leading stores retailing at around R74.95 per 6-pack.

 

Savanna Loco is best enjoyed ice cold, from the bottle with a juicy wedge of lemon in the neck. And if you have the apples – why not add a pinch of salt to the mix too!

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How to get your eyebrows back

I confess…I was the chick that over plucked my eyebrows when I was in high school and now live to tell the tale. Enjoy the story on my eyebrows…

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As I am of Indian descend, I was blessed with bushy hair, bushy brows and thank goodness, no bushy mustache. The bushy eyebrows were something that really annoyed me when I hit my teenage years. All of us can relate to the the fact that when you are in your teens, it’s all about being beautiful and fabulous.
Without a mom to guide me, as well as living a specific lifestyle in the Cape flats, the pleasures of waxing and threading were completely oblivious to me. Back then, the only thing I was familiar with were tweezers. My fingers became tweezer happy, and before I knew it, my beautiful brows were history.As I grew older, I longed to have them back. I tried all sorts of miracle creams and vitamins. You name it, I’ve tried it! I lost all hope of having them back and resorted to shading them in everyday.I started to resent the decisions I made as a teenager and came to the conclusion that the situation I was in couldn’t be it. There just had to be answer to this very common problem.

This is when I discovered micro blading. I was fascinated by this beauty cosmetic procedure.
However, being the skeptic that I am, I was a bit hesitant at first. After all, this latest cosmetic exercise was a permanent one and there would be no turning back. Besides, this is my face we talking about and this would ultimately be a lifetime choice.

I did tons of research online and even included a few visits to various cosmetics houses to gain as much insight into this procedure as possible. After all of this I finally made up my mind and decided that this is the route I wanted to take. The company that won me over was Powderpuff/Lisl Boshoff, situated in Strand, Cape Town – South Africa. I have followed her for months and have read numerous client reviews. I really appreciated the fact that she posted her work on her site for potential clientele to view her skills.
When I met with her, she explained briefly that micro blading is a form of tattooing, with a 3D effect to give the illusion of hair strokes..

The procedure including consultation was approximately 2 hours. The longest part of the session was waiting for the aesthetic to numb the brow area. You do not feel a thing – it literally feels like someone is drawing lines on your eye brow area. It is generally recommended that you come back in 6 weeks for a touch up, thereafter it should last you between one and two years depending how you manage your brows with the aftercare instructions. It takes approximately 5-10days to heal, and once the scabs fall off, you ready to go.

Prices range between R1700 to R3000.I can honestly say that I am extremely happy with the end results and definitely recommend this procedure to any person lacking eyebrow’s…like I did 

 

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NEW Cadbury GLOW – the heartfelt gifting solution

As Valentine’s Day draws nearer, Cadbury takes chocolate gifting to new heights with the introduction of NEW Cadbury GLOW.

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This luxurious chocolate is the perfect gift for any ocassion, guaranteed to reignite joy for both the giver and the receiver. Recipients will want to savour the moment as they open the beautifully presented treasure box. First to reveal the four rows of individually wrapped pralines and then the delightful discovery of the delicious velvety centre covered by South Africa’s best-loved chocolate.

Cadbury GLOW was inspired by the warm glow of happiness that comes from seeing loved ones light up with delight when they receive a special gift and we are delighted to offer South African consumers such a premium chocolate gift.” says Andrea Wright, Mondelez SA Category Lead for Chocolate.

To celebrate the launch of this heartfelt gifting offer, Cadbury will be giving South African consumers the chance to win a delicious box of Cadbury Glow or one of two romantic getaways at a destination of their choice, worth R15 000 each. To enter, consumers must tell us which special person makes their heart glow by posting or tweeting their name on http://www.facebook.com/CadburyDairyMilkSA or @Cadbury-SA using the hashtag #CadburyGlow. The competition is open from 25 January to 14 February. Terms and Conditions apply.

Cadbury GLOW will be in stores nationwide from February 2016 and will be available in two sizes, the 160g with 16 pralines as well as 240g with 24 pralines, with a recommended retail price (RRP) of R69.99 and R99.99, respectively.NEW Cadbury GLOW – the heartfelt gifting solution

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Stay in with Typo

Whether it’s a Netflix and Chill kind of night or a get together with mates, you’ll never want to leave your house with the launch of Typos new Home collection this March.
Staying in is the new going out and Typo has made sure you will be kitting out your space in the latest colours and styles of the season with their interpretation of the marble trend and injection of soft blush, rose gold and bold blacks.

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Seating isn’t going to be an issue on your nights in with Typo launching its first floor cushion R599.99 and the return of the Cushy Cushion R249.99 which will have you hanging out with mates in ultimate comfort. Typo’s twist on the humble cushion features marbled hues, unique prints and rose gold embellishments.
Typo’s trend team predicts that the portable lighting options including Cage Lights R199.99, Pull Light R199.99 and Twinkle Lights from R199.95 (3m) are going to be a favourite as well as the large Lounge Around Throw Rug R699.99 with their luxe colour combos and soft feel.
Typo has always been about decking out your space in style and expressing your personality and their new Home collection is no different. With the marble trend here to stay, the much-loved Typo twist sees the inclusion of quirky quotes and fun graphics, giving customers the ability to add their own individual flavour when styling their home.
It’s all about making your space your own and Louise Herd from Typo’s buying team wanted products that not only had flair but that would also make a space feel inviting and cosy, allowing customers to spend time inside enjoying their home.
“It’s all about style and comfort with a hint of quirk, creating a space that our customers and their mates will want to hang out in and enjoy” she said.

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“The collection is versatile enough for customers to mix and match their own personal style. You can’t be afraid to combine patterns and colours; it doesn’t always have to match perfectly. Quirk it up by adding items that you love and that make you smile.”

You will be creating a luxe look for less with the new collection’s accessible prices and broad range of stylish decor and accessories. From home owners to student dorms, there are items to suit all types of spaces and personalities.
Typo’s new Home range launches on the 29th of February and will be available in-store with prices starting at R149.99 for the Giant Mugs through to R699.99 for the Lounge Around Throw.

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Gottoluvit, Quick & Easy Dessert Foods

I am always in awe of woman taking heed of opportunities and cultivating their talents.
It is not many of us that can say that we are ready for that next step…
Well done to Gottoluvit
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I will support and share with my readers and I have the pleasure of introducing you to Gottoluvit.
The brand name is self-explanatory and speaks volumes for the delicious treats offerings.
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This is their story: Gottoluvit started as a hobby, my family and friends were always wasting the big desserts at functions and there was always so much waste. Initially I made the desserts in glass shot glasses for family functions. My sister got married and I made 130 mini desserts for her wedding. The next thing Gottoluvit happened and has grown very well since inception in October 2015.
The business has moved more than 1300 units in December alone.
The mini desserts are unique as it comes in 7.5 height by 5.5 width and seals completely. Each unit is individually labeled with the brand and type of dessert. All ingredients are freshly prepared and each dessert has an average lifespan of 3 to 5 days.
The most popular desserts for the season are the Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Brownie Dessert, Lemon Meringue, Oreo Dessert, Peppermint dessert and Strawberry Mousse.

 

The business continues to innovate by introducing new variations to the range on an on-going basis.
No customer is too big or too small. Gottoluvit strives on service delivery and products that customers will come back for again and again.
Also part of their range are the Big desserts which serve 12 to 15 people as well as fresh fruit cups, fruit skewers and our home grown Chocolate Brownies.
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Please take some time and explore Gottoluvit facebook page and contact for orders, don’t stress have banting deserts too.
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Singin’ in the Rain splashes into South Africa for the festive season!

Singin’ in the Rain tells the story, made famed by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie This superb production will entertain audiences in the Mother City, Cape Town and Johannesburg over this upcoming festive season. The production is a brilliant comedy about the film industry, with its egomaniac stars, monstrous film moguls, fickle fans, classic ‘golden-era’ moves and slapstick humour.

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You may Buy Tickets from The Artscape Opera House which will host this production from 11 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. This production is another critically acclaimed award-winning production coming directly from London’s West End, will be produced and presented in South Africa by renowned Pieter Toerien.

Singin’ in the Rain has a superb cast of 27 members, our own Bethany Dickson emanates from Cape Town, stars as the aspiring actress Kathy Selden, opposite Grant Almirall who makes his debut as the charming Don Lockwood. Other cast members include Steven van Wyk as Cosmo Brown, Taryn-Lee Hudson as Lina Lamont, James Borthwick as RF Simpson, Mark Richardson as Roscoe Dexter and Anne Power as Dora.

This famed production first enthralled audiences when it had its debut in the UK . It is currently playing sell-out houses in Hong Kong after captivating audiences in New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore, and of course, South Africa is next on the map.
This wonderful production is filled with romance, charm, comedy, glamour and delightful tap dancing sequences with songs from the splendid MGM score. It promises to glee audiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Set in 1927, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story, made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie. The first three rows known as the splash zone may have you thinking to bring along your rain suit as magical scenes of rains live on stage is one of the big highlights of the show, most of the water is drained back into holding tanks, filtered through sand and UV light, and recycled for the next performance. Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything, you could wish for in a hit musical.

Ticket Sales & Bookings: Singin’ in the Rain is at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town from 11 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Performances are Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There is one 5:00pm show on Sunday 13 December. Tickets cost from R100 via Computicket, 08619158000 or Artscape box office via 0214217695. Block bookings of 20 or more qualify for a discount. For further queries email tracy@theatreonthebay.co.za.

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A friendly reminder – Please note, the first 3 rows of the stalls (A – C) are designated as the “splash zone” where there is a strong chance of a shower during the show’s big number. To avoid getting wet, please do not select seats in these rows.

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Cintron Pink Polo Event

It’s in the PRESS

It was all pink, glitz and glamour for a good cause this past weekend, at the annual Cintron Pink Polo at beautiful Val de Vie Estate, Paarl, South Africa

Hosted by international luxury lifestyle beverage brand Cintron, celebrities, VIPs and members of the press enjoyed a fabulous day of world-class fashion, polo and luxury lifestyle all in aid of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer charities.

From delicious cocktails to pink selfies (#CintronSelfie) with a donation from Cintron of R10 for each uploaded to social networks all in a magnificent setting made the event a memorable occasion and a social event not to be missed. 

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Designer dresses and beautifully tailored suits were the order of the day, with guests competing for the best-dressed title.

About Cintron the official sponsor –

Headquartered in New York, Cintron World is an international luxury lifestyle beverage brand that encourages people to look good, feel great and live a healthy productive lifestyle. The brand is available globally from the US, to Chile, UK, Poland, Nigeria and South Africa. 

Cintron currently has a line of of flavored premium energy drinks made with natural mineral water, natural sweeteners and real fruit juice. The Cintron brand represents an up-scale lifestyle, which values creativity, innovation and being disruptive. It is for this reason that the company strives to build communities around these brand attributes. 

Cintron World initiatives include: The Cintron Polo Club (a leading international community of like-minded people that enjoy the lifestyle of Cintron), The Cintron Selfies for Survivors™ campaign, (A global network that raises awareness for breast cancer testing, treatment and research) and The Cintron Pink Polo in South Africa (Social event of the year, held annually at Val de Vie to raise money for PinkDrive).

 

 Other sponsors include:

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Pongrácz toasts 25 years with cache of 1-carat black diamonds

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Pongrácz, South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique is celebrating 25 years of bold pioneering prowess by affording bubbly lovers with the opportunity of acquiring their very own 1-carat black diamond.

 

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Until 31 December, Pongrácz offers Cap Classique enthusiasts the chance to be rewarded with one of 25 1-carat black diamonds, each one symbolising a quarter century of refined craftsmanship.

To qualify, purchase any Pongrácz Cap Classique, including Brut, the elegant Rosé or the grande cuvée, Desiderius 2008 during the festive season and add your glass to the virtual champagne tower at http://www.pongracz.co.za/25. The last four digits of the barcode on your bottle is your passage to entry. Remember to retain your till slip as proof of purchase should your glass be adorned with a Pongrácz 1-carat black diamond. Be sure to share this information with your friends on Facebook.

 

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Pongrácz, made in the classic French tradition, but proudly on South African soil, was launched in 1990 in honour of the bold, pioneering spirit and life’s work of viticulturist Desiderius Pongrácz.

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Here’s what happened at Cape Town Fringe Festival 2014

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I’m not one for Arts and Culture but decided to step out of my comfort zone to attend The Cape Town Fringe Festival. That said, I am so glad that I did! The vibe at the Cape Town City Hall is awesome!  This event is an absolute hive of excitement, stirring up the Mother City with a host of over 100 remarkable shows which commenced on the 25th of September and will run up until the 5th October. This is made possible by the Grahamstown National Arts Festival team, and supported by the City of Cape Town, Standard Bank, 567 Cape Talk and MNet. The Cape Town Fringe Festival offers an array of exciting performances which caters for all personality types.

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Another fabulous attraction at this event is The Fringe Club. An awesome spot to chill, catch-up, and enjoy free wi-fi while having a few drinks and a bite to eat. It’s the perfect place to keep you entertained in between shows. You also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the performers of your favorite productions. Happy Hour is between 4pm to 6pm everyday and there are some fantastic lunch deals happening with participating performances at 1pm weekdays. For an extra R20 you get a cooldrink and sandwhich delivered to the show you are viewing. You just get to relax, enjoy lunch with your choice of entertainment.

As mentioned earlier in this post, stepping out of my comfort zone, I decided that my first stop would be Ashes to Ashes, a theatre production about a psychologically traumatized wife (Terry Norton who stars as Rebecca ) preoccupied by her past life experiences. Her much questioned husband (Mark Elderkin who stars as Devlin) eagerly probes her for answers wants her to come to terms with the abuse she has endure with the horrible loss of her baby and the abusiveness of a previous partner. This show is director by Gabriella Pinto is shown at City Hall 3 from 25 to 29 September, City Hall 3 (Theatre) at R70 per ticket. I must say these actors are amazing, I could feel the frustration and relief throughout the production. A true work of art!

Now that you have the inside Nachi Cape Town Blogger scoop of what happened at the Fringe Festival in 2014…Grab yourself a date book a show :)

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Savanna stands tall with a brand new 440ml can

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Savanna Premium Cider has gone the extra ml and is standing tall in a brand new 440ml can bringing fans more value and convenience. The new upsized Savanna can certainly stands out from the rest, and while the size may be new you will still find the same distinctly dry taste of 100% clear apple cider inside.

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With its charismatic, “can do” attitude and signature dry take on humour, the new addition to the range will make Savanna fans feel right at home. Now that Savanna has fired up the comedy scene with the announcement that they are bringing international stand-up sensation Kevin Hart to South Africa for the first time ever, there are even more opportunities to win tickets to see him live with these new 440 ml cans.

Just get your hands on the new 440ml Savanna Dry cans and you could be one of the lucky ones. From 1 October until 6 November, be on the lookout for a special code under the tab, then dial *120*7726# to enter. The new 440 ml Savanna Dry cans retail at around R68.83 per 6-pack.

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Billed as the biggest comedy tour of all time, Savanna Premium Cider is bringing the Kevin Hart What Now? Comedy Tour to the Grand Arena in Cape Town on 26 March 2016 followed by the Durban International Convention Centre on 28th and The Dome in Johannesburg on the 30th. Tickets are available at Computicket

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