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Summer skin glow up

Spring has finally sprung! And what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than by spoiling yourself by giving your skin a summer glow.  We all know that skincare is important, and also how easy it is to fall out of a good routine. But as we spend more time outdoors, looking after your skin becomes seriously important. So what do dermatologists recommend for healthy, glowing skin? We rounded up our favourite top tips.  Remove every trace of makeup before bed  There are no exceptions to this golden rule for good reason. No matter how light your makeup, leaving it…
Xander
4th Sep 2019
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How to find your signature scent

How to find your signature scent Christian Dior once said, “A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”. But with rows upon rows of beautifully packaged perfumes, how do you pick the right one for you? Know yourself What scents do you love? The answer is already right under your nose. Think about your daily life. Are you attracted to sweet and floral smells, or fresh, crisp and citrusy notes? Once you’ve identified a particular note or two, whether it’s fruity or spicy, there are few online resources that can point you in the right direction to fragrances…
Xander
2nd Aug 2019
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A beginner’s guide to zero waste living

We’ve all heard about the effects single use plastics have on the environment and our oceans. But you might not have heard about the zero waste living, a movement which focuses preventing waste and reusing as much of what we buy as possible.  Here are a few tips to get you started: Refuse single use items like plastic bags, straws, cups, utensils, and unnecessary packaging. Reduce the waste you generate by making more conscious, higher quality purchases. Grow your own food as much as possible. If space is limited, indoor container gardens are an attractive money-saving option. Repurpose - find…
Kotse Ramogale
3rd Jul 2019
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Shopping for the guy who has it all

With Father’s Day just around the corner we know that finding a gift for dad can be tough. You want to get him something he’ll enjoy – something that’s both useful and cool. Dads often make gift giving even more challenging by insisting they don’t need anything new. Instead of more socks and another tie, think outside the box and consider a novel gift for the guy who says he has it all.   Here are some top picks for dad this Father’s Day: PopSockets PopSockets are available at most cellular and electronic stores. This handy little stick-on gadget functions…
Kotse Ramogale
11th Jun 2019
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One small step can change your life

What is the furthest you’ve ever run? Five kilometresat your local Parkrun? Further than that? Can you imagine running 42.2 kilometresin a full marathon? It seems like an impossibly long way to go. Yet every year millions of ordinary people with full schedules and busy jobs cross the finish line and achieve just that. Taking on a marathon is a tough ask. There’s weeks of training filled with early mornings, sore feet, and aching muscles. And that’s all before you even line up on race day. The obvious question is why anyone would willingly choose to do something so difficult.…
Kotse Ramogale
13th May 2019
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The gift of flower power

February is officially the month of love and a time when flowers are given as tokens of affection and appreciation. We take a look at the power of flowers and their meaning so you can give the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. It’s believed the custom of gifting flowers on 14 February has its roots in the 18thcentury where floral bouquets were often sent to pass along specific non-verbal messages thanks to each flower having its own unique meaning. Today, roses remain a firm favourite for the occasionand estimates suggest that some 250 million blooms are grown in preparation for Valentine’s…
Kotse Ramogale
13th May 2019
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Get by with a little help from some tech

In the frenetic, crazy digital world we live in technology is everywhere. Quite literally. Think about our always-on smartphones, streams of emails, social media feeds – and instead of being helpful technology can often feel like one giant distraction. Switching off and opting out completely on a remote island isn’t possible, but there are some smart ways to use tech to boost our wellbeing and productivity – including an assortment of clever apps. Here are some of our faves… For the hopeless procrastinator: Stay Focused The Stay Focused app can help you meet those deadlines by restricting the use of…
Kotse Ramogale
13th May 2019
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The future is female this Women’s Month

This August South Africa commemorates Women’s Month as a tribute to the 20,000 women from all walks of life who joined together in a historic march to the Union Buildings in 1956. Fast forward to 2018 and there are dozens of ways you can celebrate this important occasion. Here are some of our favourites: Support a worthy cause There are so many wonderful organisations and charities that do incredible work aimed at empowering women. If you have some free time consider lending a helping hand by volunteering or making a cash donation. Every little bit helps to make a difference. …
Kotse Ramogale
13th May 2019
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Inspiration is everywhere

With shorter days and long chilly nights, you’re definitely not alone in longing for the return of summer.  If you have slight case of the winter blues then Mall of the North is ready to make you smile because we’re inviting you to indulge the senses at our Just Imagine Arts and Photo Fair from 20 to 22 July. There are plenty of good reasons to celebrate all things creative and visually beautiful. And the best part is you don’t have to consider yourself an artist to find joy in being creative. As the famous author Neil Gaiman wrote, “Make your art.…
Kotse Ramogale
13th May 2019
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Taste, Eat and Share

Food is so much more than simply fuel for our bodies; it’s one of the most social things we do as people. As our lives become busier by the day it’s easy to forget that each meal is an opportunity to slow down, reconnect with family and friends or rediscover the simple pleasure of eating. All too often, we wolf down whatever is most convenient as we rush from one activity to the next and miss out on savouring the taste, even if it’s only a humble sandwich and a cup of coffee. With the rise of popular amateur cooking…
Kotse Ramogale
7th May 2019

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