Friday, 27 June 2014

School Holidays!





Very excited, as today is the last day of school and then the kids are on holiday for 23 days.  We are not going away as Neil has to work, but I love a stay-cation.

Sleeping in, staying in my PJ's until late in the morning. Bliss!!

I will take the kids to movies, probably ice skating and definitely to the beach.  We bought a surfboard for Laura for her birthday as she had decided she wanted to surf.  I also plan to try and finish sorting out my craft/sewing room and I need to find a new chair for it.  Have plans to do some sewing and I can't remember the last time I scrapbooked.

Hooray for rest, relaxation and recharging!!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Taste of Durban 2014



It is almost time for the yummy Taste of Durban.  Laura and I went last year on an extremely warm day.  We had a wonderful time eating our way around the event and Laura’s favourite was the calamari from Havana Grill at Suncoast, if I remember correctly she had three plates.
 

The calamari dish that Laura loved
 
Here is what is happening at the 2014 Taste of Durban :



 
NEW TASTES…NEW FACES FOR TASTE OF DURBAN 2014

The Pick n Pay Taste of Durban is back from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World (Suncoast). Chefs from nine of Durban’s top restaurants will create special menus of starter-sized dishes, including their signature dishes, designed to reflect their individual philosophies, whilst showcasing seasonal and premium ingredients. Taste of Durban 2014 promises to be the most exciting ‘foodie’ event of the year.

Marcelle Roberts from Café 1999 is back for the third-year running with her inimitable brand of casual cuisine.  Louise Potgieter from Havana Grill at Suncoast and Themba Mngoma from Little Havana. Newcomer Nardia Adams, from Asian Tapas spot Greedy Buddha, will be cooking up a storm on the grill with Lucy Markewicz flying the colours for Freedom Café.  Popular Indian restaurant Amaravathi Palki, Market, Beluga Durban, Vigour & Verve and exciting new addition to the line-up this year, The Durban eKasi Experience, brings the total of participating restaurants to nine. 

Over three days, this unique international restaurant festival will bring together Durban’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies in an al fresco, dining celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to sip, sample and shop their way around the festival.   This year’s show offers a range of brand new features and culinary experiences, to ensure that there is something for everybody to enjoy.

“We are thrilled with the wide range of restaurants, features and suppliers we have participating in Taste of Durban this year,” says Event Director, Justine Drake. “The event is growing year on year and we are excited at the prospects of a bumper turnout in 2014.”

‘Must-do’s’ include:

_          One of the show’s most popular attractions, the Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre, where top chefs showcase their culinary skills in fun and informative cooking demonstrations, culinary challenges and entertaining Q & A sessions.

 
-           The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience, is an interactive area where guests will learn how to create simple, stylish and delicious canapés, while being instructed by wine experts on how to pair each canapé with a wide range of wines to complement the balance of flavours.

 
 
The LINDT Master Chocolatiers will be hand making delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines, as well as selling their delectable EXCELLENCE and CREATION slabs and a variety of LINDOR balls. Come and enjoy the finest LINDT chocolate that melts in your mouth and gently caresses all your senses. 

 
-          Castle Milk Stout Experience - Castle Milk Stout will bring a taste experience to be savoured to Taste of Durban 2014. Chill out in the marquee and lounge area, complete with the ambient sounds and a tasting experience that shows the full credentials of the full and complex flavours of Milk Stout and its pairing with food.    
   

-          Robertson’s Butcher’s Block in association with Big Green Egg - A gastro theatre dedicated to all things meaty. Chef Craig Elliot and Celebrity Butcher Caroline McAnn will collaborate with local butchers to harness Robertsons 90 years of sourcing and blending spices. Your braai will never be the same again as you create a Robertsons Combination that comes alive in these versatile rubs.  All dishes will be prepared in The Big Green Egg, which rethinks the South African braai, uses the ancient clay cooking technique ‘Kamado’. Featuring in the Butcher's Block is Certified Karoo Meat of Origin- mutton and lamb which is guaranteed to be free range, fully traceable from the Karoo region, free from added hormones and routine antibiotics


-          BP Wild Bean Café - Two millions cups of Wild Bean Café coffee are sold and enjoyed every year.  BP Wild Bean Cafés use only 100% top-quality Arabic beans - sourced from Tanzania, Gautemala, El Salvador and Brazil – offering the best combination of sweetness, acidity and bitterness. At Taste of Durban, our Wild Bean Café Baristas will hand-make your favourite coffee, latte or hot chocolate to perk you up and keep you going!
 

-          The CTA Benefit Stage - The social responsibility initiative, Cape Town Angels, has teamed up with the organisers of Taste Festivals South Africa to bring a coast-to-coast charity challenge to Durbanites. They will host the all-new Call to Action (CTA) Benefit Stage, where a line-up of local artists will entertain by donating their time and talent as an act of active volunteerism. In doing so, they will call foodies to do the same by challenging them to support local charities showcased at the event with their own time and talent donations. One such organisation will be the KZN Branch of ASSITEJ SA, a NPO aimed at transforming society through children's theatre and so "changing the world one child at a time"


Besides the amazing range of restaurants, suppliers from around the country are pulling out all the stops to make this show a feast for every visitor. Black Mamba Chili will have their fiery gourmet chili product range on offer, while visitors looking for something sweet will love crowd favourite’s Kupcake Heaven and the amazing creations from CakeLab. Meat lovers can look forward to a range of delicious cured meats from father and son team Col'tempo Salumeria.
Bringing a taste of the Cape to our sub-tropical shores, some of the country’s best wineries will showcase their award-winning wines - Idiom Wines, Hermanuspietersfontein, Orange River Estate, Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Waterford Wine Estate, Welgemeend Wine Estate, Wildekrans Wine Estate and Stellenbosch Vineyards.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice with the delicious range of frozen, authentic ready-made drinks from Original Iced Cocktails. An essential stop for all Whisky “fundi’s” is the Aficionados stand, to sample the critically acclaimed Balblair and Kavalan single malt whiskies.

EARLY BIRD OFFER – VALID UNTIL 3 JULY!

The following Early Bird discounts apply for Standard and Premium tickets up until the 3 July:

-           Early Bird Standard Entry – *R50 - Entrance to the festival including a glass
(save R30)

 -          Early Bird Premium Ticket – *R150 - Entrance to the festival

            including a tasting glass plus R100 worth of Scoins (the official

 currency)
*save R30

-          DStv Clubhouse Ticket- R685 - entry to the festival, a free tasting

glass, R150 Scoins, a private clubhouse to use as a base for the show with a complimentary bar service (wine, malt and soft drinks) plus a Taste of Durban Gift.

Taste of Durban Festival SCOINS

The South African Gold Coin Exchange is the official sponsor of the festival currency, Scoins. Scoins can be purchased at the festival from the Taste Bank or Scoin Sellers walking around the festival grounds.  Visitors use Scoins to purchase sample dishes and drinks from the various exhibiting restaurants, bars and exhibitors.  Each Scoin is worth R5.  Change is offered in Scoins only.

To book tickets: Visit ITickets on www.itickets.co.za or Pick n Pay tickets on www.pnptickets.co.za

Media Enquiries:  Joanne Hayes, Tumbleweed Communications

        Cell:  083 6277249      e-mail: tigerjo@iafrica.com

 
TASTE OF DURBAN 2014 – FAST FACTS

What, Where, When, How…

Festival times:

-           Friday 25 July: 18h00 - 22h00

-           Saturday 26 July: 12h30 – 16h30; 18h00- 22h00

-           Sunday 27 July: 12h30 – 17h30


Tickets:

Tickets are limited and booking is recommended – for further information and bookings visit ITickets on www.itickets.co.za or Pick n Pay tickets on www.pnptickets.co.za 

-           Standard Ticket – *R80 - Entrance to the festival including a glass

 -          Premium Ticket – *R180 - Entrance to the festival including a

            tasting glass plus R100 worth of Scoins (the official currency)


-          Taste Clubhouse Presented by DStv Ticket - R685 - entry to the festival, a free tasting glass, R150 Scoins, a private clubhouse to use as a base for the show with a complimentary bar service (wine, malt and soft drinks) plus a Taste of Durban Gift.

 
 


To have the best experience at the 2014 Taste of Durban make sure you are prepared :

-          Wear flat shoes

-          Have a pack of wet wipes in your bag

-          Wear sunscreen

-          Take a walk around the entire event before deciding what you are going to eat

-          Look at the line up at the Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre and decide on who you wish to listen to.  Get there early so you can get a good seat.


I have great news!  Run On Coffee has tickets to give away to 5 lucky readers.  All you have to do is like my brand spanking new Facebook page and comment below what your favourite meal is.  I will have a lucky draw and give away 5 double tickets.  Simple as that!  The draw will happen on 8 July 2014.  Enter Enter!!

Monday, 16 June 2014

East Coast Radio House & Garden Show




On a beautiful Saturday (14 June) morning I made my way to Durban with my Mom and Laura my daughter, to see the 2014 East Coast Radio House & Garden Show.  We were attending the second day of the show so I did expect it to be quite busy.  I parked in the parking lot over the road from the Durban Exhibition Centre (R20).  The parking was already half full by the time we parked and this was about 10:10am.  The show opens at 10am every day and was closing that day at 10pm.  We used the pedestrian bridge to cross the road and entered quickly with no wait whatsoever.

The outside area that you have to walk through in order to reach the exhibition hall, is dedicated to caravans, outdoor furniture, water features etc.  Hello three women!!  So we walked at quite a pace to get through.  The main entrance to the exhibition hall was on the front of the building, but as we had been last year we headed straight through the side gate on the left side so we could go look at the Homegrown Fair.  On the left side just through the gate is the gardening zone, but as I don’t have a green finger we bypassed that.  We turned left into the smaller hall that holds the Homegrown Fair and now began all the fun.

Our first stop was at Daniela’s who makes the most divine macaroons in all different colours and flavours.  The lady herself was there so we had a bit of a chat.  She has a shop in the Oxford Village in Hillcrest which of course is just up the road from Kloof.  The macaroons are R10 each or you can buy the show special of 12 for R100.  I didn’t want to go overboard so I bought 4 macaroons and 2 small gingerbread men that Laura wanted. @DecadentDani  www.danielas.co.za Daniela’s Deliciously Decadent



Next sweet and delicious stop was at Tasha's Fudge directly opposite Daniela’s.  The lady herself was also there and we got to have a chat, mmmm do you see a bit of a pattern developing????  I tried not to go too overboard and was going to just buy 4 pieces of fudge until it was explained to me that if I buy 5 I get 1 free ...... YES!  This is the show special.  Now there is not only what you know of as traditional fudge, Tasha's makes in so many different flavours including red velvet.  There is also fudge sauce!  Tasha's home base is situated in the beautiful but rather chilly Hilton just above Pietermaritzburg. @TashasFudgeSays www.tashasfudge.co.za  Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge

 


We moved on, NO not food again!  Next stop and you guessed it more chatting was with Liesa of Rollin Vintage.  Liesa and her hubby Ryan are a very talented couple that take old silverware and transform them into wearable jewellery.  You must see their gorgeous new Ellie pendant. @rollin_vintage www.rollin-vintage.blogspot.com Rollin Vintage

 


It was time to feed my washi tape addication, and Washi Bug was there to help.  Yes, yes more chatting and this time to Jaime of Washi Bug.  Laura helped me choose some washi tape, which was extremely hard to do.  They have a huge range of the most gorgeous colours and patterns.  The one tape I had to buy was the Protea by Surita Brink.  Washi Bug ran a competition for people to design their own tape and she was the winner.  They are running a raffle at the show and you could win 100m Mega washi pop. I entered!! @papertreets www.papertree.co.za Washi Bug

 
 
While standing at Washi Bug we could smell these wonderful scents and I knew just what they were from.  My favourite soap - Rondavel.  Chikondi  was taking care of the stall.  Chikondi and Kate are the couple that make the incredible soaps and balms.  My favourite soap of theirs is the Milk & Honey, but all their soap smells AMAZING.  I love that their soaps are long lasting and don’t turn to mush. Find Rondavel at the I Heart Market every month.  Available to see and buy at the show is their new Wild Mountain men’s range which consists of Helichrysum & Hemp Aftershave Balm, Wild Dagga & Cedar Shaving Soap, Wild Dagga with Coriander roll-on Deodorant, Cape Chamomile with Lavender roll-on Deodorant and Rooibos & Buchu Aftershave Tonic.  Ladies, treat the man in your life! @rondavel Rondavel

 
After a brief chat to Chikondi we back tracked a bit to look at Anthology which was situated next to Washi Bug.  Anthology is a collection of art, fashion, design, home decor, gifts and jewellery curated by the talented artist Terry Angelos, and the full shop can be seen at the Windermere Shopping Centre in Durban.  www.terryangelosart.com @AngelosTerry

 


After looking at Anthology we took a slow walk round the rest of the hall.  We discovered Bentwood in the corner and I thought their display stand looked familiar, and I was right.  Bentwood has a stall at the I Heart Market and my friend Inge bought me a Corningware dish for my birthday from them.  Mom and I really enjoyed looking at all the lovely items like JAJ Pyrex and pretty tea sets.  The lady manning the stall told us that furniture was also going to be brought in that evening.  Pity we missed seeing that.  Unfortunately no Corningware for me to buy L
bentwood@telkomsa.net

 
We wandered on and would have wandered by Mandara but a very nice young guy decided that Laura would look great with a leather flap-over bag.  The woman who owns Mandara buys the leather and makes these bags herself.  They are of very high quality and my favourite bag was the Love bag. www.mandarabags.com Mandara Bags

 

We moved straight onto another stall that stocks leather bags, wallets and other leather products.  Now this was a stall that I knew from the I Heart Market, Savior Brand Co.  They make beautifully crafted leather products and the one bag that shouted out to me was their yellow brogue tote.  You must visit their website to see their range and the colours. www.saviorbrandco.co.za @saviorbrandco Savior Brand Co

 


Feeling rather thirsty after all our looking and talking we made our way to the food section next to the Homegrown Fair.  We got something to drink and then Laura spotted the mini pizzas from Maddison Bakery.  They were in the process of making them and would only be ready in 15 minutes, so we decided to quickly look in the main hall.

We walked in a bit and came across the Robertson’s Celebrity Kitchen and were able to watch Jackie Camerson (@jackie_cameron) of Hartford House in action.  Couldn’t stay to watch till the end as Laura needed to get her mini pizzas.  We arrived back at the bakery and discovered the pizzas were selling like hot cakes!   I bought 3 mini pizzas, 1 for me and 2 for Laura.  Delicious and divine and so, so yummy!!  We went back before we left to buy 2 more for Laura.

 



So the next item on my show agenda was to find the Ginja Food Magazine stall.  I looked at the show layout and I just couldn’t see where it was.  We eventually found it at the main front entrance of the hall.  I wanted to buy their lastest issue as Laura’s picture was supposed to be in the letters to the editor section.  Laura and I excitedly and looked and there she was!  She says she is going to start practising her autograph.  We bought the issue and Laura chose a balloon to pop and received a 5% discount voucher to use on the Ginja shop. @GinjaFood www.ginjafood.com

We had 10 minutes to make it back to the Robertson’s Celebrity Kitchen to watch Chef Jacqui Brown and her 2 kids Taylor and Hayden in action.  It was great to sit down and relax for a bit as it gets very tiring walking around the show.  What a lovely baking demo by Chef Jacqui and her kids.  My Mom read her copy of the latest magazine on Sunday and said by seeing her and the kids in action made the magazine far more special.  They made chocolate mocha cupcakes and blueberry smoothies.  After the demo we went up to talk to Chef Jacqui and asked her to please sign our magazine and to show her the picture of Laura in the magazine.  Thanks to Shirley Berko (@CuizineDurban) for taking the photo of Laura and Chef Jacqui when my camera decided to play up.


Laura and Chef Jacqui

We took a very brief walk around the main hall to look for bathroom suppliers as Neil will soon be busy re-doing the bathroom for Caleb’s room.  I took brochures from 2 suppliers and then we made our way out via the pizzas.

So if you are in Durban make your way down to the Durban Exhibition Centre to see for yourself what the show has on offer.
 


Tweet them any questions you might have @HouseGardenSA

Show times

Mon – Thurs 10am to 9pm

Fri – Sat 10am to 10pm

Sundays 10am to 8pm

 
The show runs until the 22 June

 

 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Oyster Box Hotel High Tea


On the 28th May I went to collect my parents for my Mother’s birthday surprise.  I had told them that I needed to fetch them at 1:45pm in order to reach our destination before 2:30pm.  We drove and drove and my Mom got more excited and interested as to where we were going.  Eventually we reached Umhlanga and I headed down towards the Oyster Box Hotel and turned in and said “surprise!"


 

We were greeted by the very well dressed guard at the booms who asked me whether we were checking in (I wish!) or were there for the high tea.  I confirmed we were there for the high tea and gave my name.  He told us to drive into the parking area and that an attendant would help us find a parking.  I safely parked my car and on the way to the hotel I said to my Mom that I hoped we would get to see the famous cat Skabenga.  Just as I finished that sentence we reach the entrance and there he is, lying down and giving himself a clean.  How funny!

We were warmly welcomed and the door opened for us to enter the hotel.  Made our way to the Palm Court where the high tea is held and I gave my name.  What a fabulous table with comfy chairs and beautiful tea cups.  There was even a welcome card on the table (so impressed).

Love the pattern

Our waiter for the afternoon was Marcel and he explained that he would serve us tea, coffee and juice when we wanted.  Also offered a welcoming sparkling wine or non-alcoholic if you wished.  The high tea eats were on our left and we could serve ourselves.  My Mom was thrilled!


Marcel

The high tea eats table was groaning with delicious looking food.  Dad was happy with the savoury eats selection as he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth.  There were beef sosaties, samoosas and and sandwiches with different fillings.  On the sweet side there was cake, bread and butter pudding with hot custard, crème brulee, tea breads, cupcakes and a whole lot more.

Bar One cake - divine!






Excuse us while we tuck in J

 
While we were busy enjoying the delights of the high tea a member of staff (sorry didn’t remember her name) came round to find out how we were doing and to wish my Mom a happy birthday.  When I phoned to make the booking for the high tea I was asked if it was for a special occasion and had said yes for my Mother’s birthday.

Excuse us while we continue to tuck in J

I was extremely impressed with the service we received, felt like royalty.  Marcel would remove our plates once we were done and would make sure our coffee pot was full, and give us more cutlery when we needed.  I loved all the eats I had but my favourite was the incredible crème brulee – creamy and so divine!

We had basically finished eating when Marcel appeared with a plate for my Mother.  On the plate was Happy Birthday piped in chocolate and a cupcake with a lit sparkler.  As it was delivered the man playing the piano played the happy birthday song.  The delight on my Mom’s face was priceless.  By the way – I did not organise the cupcake it was a complete surprise to me too.  Mom was too full to eat the cupcake so Marcel put it into a box to take home.  Very sweetly he told Mom that he had added an extra cupcake as well.

 

We thanked Marcel for the wonderful service and slowly made our way to the car.  The parking attendant was near my car and he waited for me to unlock and then opened my door for me to get in!!  He also opened and closed the doors for my parents.

What an amazing afternoon and such a blessing for my Mother.  We still can’t stop talking about the wonderful experience, food and service. 

When you are in Durban you HAVE to go to the Oyster Box Hotel and experience the high tea.  High tea is served everyday in the Palm Court from 2:30 – 5pm and costs R195 per person.  Booking is essential and it is best to book well in advance.  You are able to book online www.oysterboxhotel.com

031-5145000

The Oyster Box

2 Lighthouse Road

Umhlanga Rocks

 
66 years young - My Mom Sandra

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A Review of ZONE Skincare




I am going to go completely out of my comfort zone (ha ha) on the blog today.  I have never reviewed a product before so this is a first for me.

In December I won ZONE Cosmetics from The World According to a Princess Blog.  I started to use the products on the 25 February after the skincare I was using at that time was finished. 

Firstly, let me tell you a bit about the company before I tell you how I feel about the products.  ZONE Cosmetics is a division of Dermasure (est. 1995) which was started by Smiley and Jane Van Zyl.  The ZONE cosmetic range was launched in 2004.

ZONE Skin Care Range - medical science for youthful skin

The product is a break through cosmeceutical, which has been designed to meet the requirements of sun damaged and prematurely ageing skin. The Zone Skin Care Range, started in 2004, contains scientifically researched concentrations of Co-Enzyme Q10 and network anti-oxidants at levels where it will make a difference, rather than follow cosmetic trends.
One of the primary causes of skin ageing is oxidative stress caused by continuous sun exposure, as well as free radicals Research has shown that the correct use of powerful anti-oxidants, and at the correct concentrations, helps to slow down this ageing process. Co-Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is currently classified as the next generation of anti-oxidants and is probably one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in use.
The body contains natural levels of Co-Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) which starts to decline from age 20 and could reduce by as much as 25 % by age 40. In order to slow down the ageing process and maintain a youthful skin, one needs to replenish and maintain these Co-Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) levels either topically of orally.

Action:
Co-Enzyme Q10 plays two important roles in the skin - it penetrates skin cells and provides cell energy necessary for the formation of new and better quality skin cells. It is an anti-oxidant which helps to neutralizes harmful free-radicals, one of the main causes of skin damage.

Basic Consumer Test: Medical science has proven that, unless (any) substances are applied or taken at the correct concentrations; it cannot produce the desired effects. Co-Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a bright yellow substance. Therefore, all creams and lotions containing approved levels of Co-Q10 will be a shade of yellow, depending on the concentration.
Dermatologists and Skin Care Therapists have for some time been searching for an effective treatment incorporating Co Enzyme Q10. Dermasure recognized this need for an intensive, active and effective anti-oxidant treatment range. They have managed to produce a day and night cream with the right percentage of the active ingredients Co Enzyme Q10 and network anti-oxidants. The high concentration levels of these anti-oxidant ingredients ensure maximum penetration of actives yet skin irritation is minimised due to the stable non- irritating base.
Zone has proved to be very effective when used in conjunction with Microdermabrasion, Ultra Sound and IPL Laser Therapy. Zone is particularly effective in preparing the skin prior to any of the above treatments and cosmetic surgery. The end result improvement is more significant. Zone is currently busy with a trial on post acne scarring, pigmentation and stretch marks combining Zone Night cream with microdermabrasion and ultrasound therapy.
Zone contains network anti-oxidants in the correct effective concentrations as studies have shown that Co Enzyme Q10 and anti-oxidants help to repair and rejuvenate the skin however they will only show significant differences when used at certain concentrations. Zone Cosmetics – the next generation skin care - has used medical science to incorporate all these findings into a treatment that gives you the latest in skin care and repair for youthful skin.
We are confident that our product is not just another because it has the scientific backing to substantiate our claims. It makes skin sense for you to use proven active skin care cosmetics.


 
The products consist of Cleansing Gel, Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Gel. 

 
ZONE Cleansing Gel R80.00 (These are basic “fixed” retail prices) 125ml tube : This PH balanced, soap-free gel cleanses gently without damaging the skin’s natural protective layers.  No additional toner is required. Apply to wet skin and avoid eye area.

I completely agree with the above.  My skin was thoroughly cleansed and the last traces of make-up removed.  It did not make my skin fell dry or tight and I liked the feel of the gel cleanser and its neutral smell.  Very easy to rinse off the cleanser.

 

ZONE Day Cream R280.00  (These are basic “fixed” retail prices) 50ml tube : A non-greasy moisturizer with a powerful and effective form of Co Enzyme Q10, plus high concentrations of rejuvenating anti-oxidants which have an anti-wrinkle and smoothing action on the skin, helping to repair visible signs of photo ageing.  Extra protection comes from a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF20).

It was non-greasy but I found it a bit difficult to apply.  I had to really stroke it over and over until it was absorbed onto the skin.  There was no feeling of pulling or dryness once it was applied, my skin was very happy with the cream.  There was no discernable smell.  I liked that I did not have to apply sunscreen.  No problems in applying make-up over the cream.

 


 
ZONE Night Cream R307.00 (These are basic “fixed” retail prices) 50ml tube: An ultra-hydrating night cream with a powerful and effective form of Co Enzyme Q10 combined with high concentrations of rejuvenating anti-oxidants which have an anti-wrinkle and smooth action on the skin, helping to repair visible signs of photo ageing.  Zone Night Cream has double percentage levels of the actives together with hydrating Aloe extract and nourishing Evening Primrose Oil. The range is subtly fragranced with Vanilla Essential Oil making it suitable for men or woman.

This cream was a lot thinner than the day cream and therefore much easier to spread over the face on application.  I didn’t like the smell of it though.  I could only smell it when I was applying it and afterwards the smell disappeared, which I was happy about.  The night cream was also non-greasy and my skin felt really good.  It absorbed well so no residue was left on my pillowcase.

 


 
ZONE Eye Gel  - R195.00 (These are basic “fixed” retail prices) 15 ml : A smooth, rapid absorbing eye gel which contains high concentrations of Co Enzyme Q10.  Ideally suited to decrease puffiness, dark circles and fine lines, while restoring a smooth, more radiant appearance to the skin.

This was a light non-sticky eye gel which was rapidly absorbed.  There was no discernable smell from the product.  I haven’t noticed any puffiness on my eyes while using the gel and I don’t seem to see any major lines even though I am now 41. No problems when applying make-up over the gel.

 


 
I wish I had taken a photo of my face before starting on these products to see if there has been a difference to my skin, I seem to think there has been.  As I have said below the products, I experienced no dry or pulling feeling to my skin.  My skin also had no adverse reactions.  With daily use the products lasted just over three months.

 
Zone is available from selected Dermatologists and Salons in the Western Cape.

Zone is also available on MAIL ORDER to the rest of the country (minimum quantities applicable)
For more information, please refer to website http://www.dermasure.co.za/
Or call Smiley van Zyl on 082 412 7955


For Mail Orders, please follow these steps :

1. E-mail your order to dermasure@wol.co.za
2. Please include the following : Physical Address, Postal Address, and Contact Number.
3. You will receive an invoice via e-mail.
4. Do an EFT transfer for the amount invoiced, and send us proof of payment.
5. Delivery normally takes 3 – 5 working days.
Minimum order R 500.00
No extra charge for delivery.


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