July highlights for Boomerang

The schools holidays are here and Boomerang has some amazing things in store for the little ones in July. So here are some July highlights for Boomerang to entertain the little ones, when you have nothing planned. Enjoyed the school holidays and tune in to channel 302 for some movies and new shows.

July Highlights For Boomerang

For more information on the July Highlights For Boomerang,  visit Boomerang Africa website.

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Life update from behind the scenes

Life update from behind the scenes

It has been a tough couple of weeks on my health I am still recovering. Life update from behind the scenes I have been heavily medicated , due to Lower Respiratory Tract Infection all I did was eat, take medication and sleep for a whole week.

It was not all gloomy had my 7 years old comedian daughter who just has a way of saying the funniest things ever. My cousin’s girlfriend had a baby, as I was sharing the news with my husband. She turns to me and said so how did she have the baby? Did she scream the baby out or they cut the baby out? I said I don’t know and she said well call her and ask.

I really cherish moments like that and they make my days’ worthwhile. While being sick and heavily medicated I had to study for exams, I was writting two subjects the same day. Dragged my myself to the exam centre and wrote two papers, so thankful that my husband was supportive.

Hopefully things will slowly go back to normal and looking forward to a healthier June. This has been life update from behind the scenes, nothing much, but just happy to be still alive and kicking.

Life update from behind the scenes

What have you been up to on your side?

 

Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit

Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit

Herbalife South Africa sent me a stunning package for Mother’s Day, it was a Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit. I was excited because of my love of trying new things and to learn something new because I had no idea that Herbalife have a skin range. Anticipated receiving the hamper and could not wait to try the products.

Will be sharing with you, my opinions of how I found the products in the Herbalife & day Results Kit. First, the kits include the following products and they all must be used within 7 days of opening;

  • Mini Soothing Aloe Cleanser 50 ml
  • Mini Daily Glow Moisturiser 15 ml
  • Mini Replenishing Night Cream 15 ml
  • Hydrating Eye Cream 2 x 2 ml
  • Firming Eye Gel 2 x 2 ml

 

Soothing Aloe Cleanser

I found the cleanser very soothing and off course Aloe has soothing properties, the cleanser is clear in colour and cool to the touch, gets soapy and white when rubbing it in  the face. Liked it because it did not dry out my skin after using it.

Score: 8/10

 Daily Glow Moisturiser

Daily moisturiser was disappointing for me because I have combination to dry skin. It really dried my skin out and left my face feeling very tight and uncomfortable. If you have dry skin I don’t think it will be ideal for you.

Score: 0/10

Replenishing Night Cream

My favourite of all, the night cream was amazing, from the moment I applied it on my skin, could feel my skin getting refreshed and moisturised. In the morning, the effect is still there and I was tempted to use it during the day too instead.

Score: 10/10

Hydrating Eye Cream

Really loved how the cream felt on my eyes smooth and moisturiser too. It really improved my eyes appearance.

Score: 7/10

Firming Eye Gel

Firming eye gel was good because when you have dry skin fine lines becomes your friends very early. It improved the appearance of fine line and my eyes love awake and well rested.

Score: 7/10

Overall first impression of the Herbalife 7-day Results Kit was good because in just 5 days my skin had improved, it was soft, smooth and radiant. Despite the shortfall of the Daily Glow Moisturiser, I think the kit produces results as promised and it is worth trying out.

The kit is exclusively available through an independent Distributors of Herbalife, for more information click here

Tell me guys have you used the Herbalife 7 Day Results kit and how was your experience?

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New App to help children report abuse launched in Durban

 new app to help children report abuse launched in Durban. T.

When I heard that a new app to help children report abuse launched in Durban. The first thing that came into my mind was where was this when I was growing up. The new app will be available to schools that will sign up for approximately R500 monthly.

As much as this app is a great initiative what about schools in the rural and township arears who do not have a budge.

The app was launched in Durban and The Guardian is ready to distribute the app to schools throughout Kwa-Zulu Natal. The app is aimed to increase the reporting of sexual abuse and bullying. My daughter experienced bullying last year and she was afraid to tell. To get the details out of her was a mission.

Sometimes is can be hard for children to speak to parents, so this app made available in schools is an amazing initiative and hope the Department of Education will get involved.

How the app works

1.A staff will be selected to be the ambassador of the app

  1. When an entry is made, the ambassador will receive an email notifying them about the report submitted on the system.
  2. The ambassador can ask for more information from the victim, but the identity will remain anonymous.
  3. The matter will be investigated.

This app launched by the Guardian it is the first of its kind in South Africa and the Guardian is prepared should the matter be severe.

As a parent and a survivor of child abuse I really hope this initiative succeeds and spread through the country. I suffered in silence with no one to talk too, yes I survived but not many do and turn to committing suicide.

Do you think new App to help children report abuse launched in Durban is a wonderful idea?

 

#RIPKARABO is Trending on Twitter

 

#RIPKARABO is Trending on TwitterSouth Africa is outraged with the news of Karabo, #RIPKARABO is trending on Twitter right now. I am a parent and cannot even begin to say I know what you are going through to Karabo’s parents.

Such a huge loss and South Africa feels your pain especially as women.

It is often said that the people who hurt us the most it is people we love and hold dear. Do not care how heated the argument was.

Don’t know what I would do if such a horrible act happend to my daughter, then again, there is nothing I can do but cry.

To the Mokoena family from my family, we send you our condolences.

Some say time heals wounds but I don’t think time can ease the pain of losing a child. I am heartbroken not only as a mother, but a woman, this could have happened to anyone of us.

Any kind of abuse from domestic to child abuse is  close to my heart  because  I am a survivor of child and emotional abuse.

All I want to know is what happened and the culprit will not disclose the darkness that lead to him to committing such a heartless act.

Did he think about Karabo’s parents? Did he even stop to question his actions? Did he even have doubts when he lit the match and watched it fall on her body setting her body on fire? If only he could answer these questions truthfully.

Don’t know Karabo but from seeing her pictures, she looked like a humble and kind person. May your soul rest in peace beautiful rose.

On the #RIPKarabo on Twitter people are asking for the death penalty. What will death penalty change, the murderous get away with it in South Africa. Our justice system is so rotten with corruption.

The life of a woman has been lost and she is not the first one and she won’t be the last one too. The South African government has failed women and children.

To the Mokeona family hope with time you find peace in this inhuman act. To the killer (Your name is not worth mentioning), who gave you the right to take Karabo’s life and why should you have yours?

Acts like this make me wonder is it the reflection of the kind of a mother that raised that man? When will some men learn that when dating or married to a woman does not mean you own them.

I am so  angry, heartbroken and numb.

My Current Daily Skincare Products

Today decided to share with you my current daily skincare products, it is winter and Johannesburg has dry winters.

I will show you products that help me stay moisturized throughout the day. I have a very stubborn skin and finding the perfect product, it’s a mission for me.

Face Care

For my face, I use various products because they all their purpose, so here are my current products that I use on my face:

My current daily skincare products

Vichy Normaderm and Ideal Soleil SPF30 – Received these correct and protect combo from Vichy South Africa as part of the #TakeControl campaign and I have been using them for 3 months now.

I love the Normaderm gel because it balances my skin, controls the oil on the oily areas and moisturizers the dry areas. It works perfect for my stubborn combination skin.

The Ideal Soleil SPF30 anti-perfection and anti-blemish sunscreen, it’s a multi-purpose sunscreen that targets blemishes, pores and balances. This sunscreen sounds like a Rockstar doesn’t it light and easily absorbed.

Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash – I received this product from the Hometester Club and I have not looked back. It really works for me. The Ponds Pimple Clear range it clears pimples in just 3 days. Very gentle on the skin.

Isabella Garcia Ultra Advanced Firming Gel-assists in the balancing of the skin’s natural moisture level and alleviates the appearance of fine lines.

I have fine lines under my eyes so I use this product to take care of that.

Garner Micellar Cleansing Water- I use this as a toner because it is not harsh on my skin and mostly on my lazy and tired nights when I don’t feel like washing my face. It does not dry out my skin.

Body Care

Temperatures are changing and my normal body lotion I have used during the summer is no longer cutting it .

So went back to my basic winter skin protection.

My current daily skincare products

Aqueous Cream and Clere Glycerine – every winter I buy these two products and mixed them up. The glycerine helps with keeping my skin moisturized throughout the day. If I apply the aqueous cream alone at the end of the day I am achy all over my body.

My current daily skincare products

Justine Tissue Oil – I use this tissue oil in winter at night after bathing not only does it smell divine, I love that it keeps my skins moisture lock it. Other benefits include like fading dark marks, stretch marks.

What is your current daily skincare product?I’d love to hear your views

Where to find good stock images for Bloggers?

As we all know a picture is worth a thousand words. As bloggers, we need stock images from time to time, so I will be sharing where to find good stock images for blogger that are free. Sometimes I need stock images and I browse the internet and it can be time consuming but now I have my favourite sites to find good stock images.

Where to find good stock images for bloggers? Look no further and read below about stock images sites I use which have high quality photos, vectors and illustrations.

Where to find good stock images for bloggers

Pixabay

This is another site of high quality photos and videos that can be used for personal and commercial with no attribution. Pixabay has over 940 000 of photos, vectors and illustrations. Their resources are nicely categorised and easily searchable.

Where to find good stock images for bloggers

Pexels

Pexels is another amazing site to get free high quality stock images. 100 latest photos are added daily and their photos are easily searchable and nicely catalogued.  The photos can be used for personal and commercial use with no attribution needed.

Where to find good stock images for bloggers?

Freepik

Now this is a little haven for me because they have graphic resources for personal and commercial use. High quality illustrations such as vectors, photos, icons and PSD files.  Free license with attribution.

 

I use Pixabay, Freepik and Pexels when I cannot take photos for some of the posts. They are very helpful and have a variety of photos to choose from if you cannot find a photo on one you can always go to the next site.

Where do you get your stock images?

 

Important Requirement of Motherhood is Unconditional Love

As the month of motherhood celebration begins I find myself asking what makes a woman a mother? It is not just biology, but the important requirement of motherhood is Unconditional love. Giving birth to a child is not enough if you do not have unconditional love in your heart.

Motherhood comes in all forms from the biological mother to adoptive mother and the foundation is love. I honestly never thought I would be a mom its something I never dreamed off or wanted.

I am a mom now and oh boy motherhood has taught me things no school can teach, motherhood is a university on its own level. You never know whether you have done enough or doing things right.
It really took time for me to really connect with my daughter, but as the years went by I am in awe of how amazing life is.

Seeing her grow each an everyday makes me grow too. It’s a feeling that can be understood if you go through it because words cannot begin to explain.

It’s not all roses and unicorns you know what I am talking about I mean I cannot even poop in peace. If I retreat to the toilet to get a few minutes to myself. My daughter will scream; Are you okay in there, why are you taking so long? Like seriously It gets overwhelming sometimes, but hey its motherhood.

That is why the important requirement of motherhood is Unconditional love because if it’s not there, believe me mothers would lose it.

Wishing each and every mother regardless of how you became a mother, a happy motherhood month. Hope you are spoiled rotten. For the all fireworks you have to deal with every single day.

First Aid 101: How to Treat Bites and Stings

Would you know how to treat a Scorpion sting should you encounter such an event? Today I will be giving you First Aid 101: how to treat bites and stings. It will be just basic information to help perverse the life of a person while waiting for the qualified person attend to the injured person.

On our First Aid 101 I will be addressing the following: scorpion stings, spider bites, snake bites and bee stings. We will cover the basic signs, symptoms and treatment for each.

Bee Stings

This is the most dangerous and result in more deaths, because people who are stung are allergic to bee stings. You are advised to squeeze the poison sac left after you are stung as this will force the poison into your body.

Symptoms and Treatment

If you are stung by a bee you may have difficulty in talking and breathing due to the swelling in the throat. Rash and itchiness may occur.

Take the person to the hospital immediately, while monitoring their vital signs. Only do Rescue breathing if necessary.

Scorpion Stings

These stings they are believed to cause the most intense pain and Scorpions only sting when they are disturbed.

Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms may include excessive sweating and rapid pulse. The stings pain may last up to 30 minutes. The person can get convulsions and it is rare that the victim may experience breathing problems.

To treat a Scorpion, sting you need to freeze the area of the bite for 1-2 hours but this must be done within 15 minutes of the sting. Keep the patient clam always, monitor their vital signs and remember to transport to the hospital as a matter of urgency.

Snake Bites

 Snake bites are classified into three categories and this is in effect they have on the body after being bitten and they are:

Causing local tissue damage: for example, Adder causes tissue damage at the site of the bite.

Effecting blood clotting: Boomslang (more dangerous because there is still no antidote)

Affecting the nervous system: for examples Mambas, Cobras and Ringhals. Causes muscle weakness and difficulty in swallowing.

Treatment

Try to keep the patient clam because increased heart rate increases the absorption rate of the venom. Wipe the venom from the wound.

Wrap the bitten limb with a broader bandage from the starting point to the position as possible. Transport the patient to the hospital as soon as possible while keeping the patient stable.

Spider Bites

I have a huge spider phobia I cannot stand them. In South Africa, the most common spider bites are Button Spiders. The black widow spider’s venom is far more dangerous.

Symptoms and Treatment

The symptoms include difficulty in breathing, sweating and nausea. Chest pain like that of a heart attack and death in children.

When treating the patient call for help as quickly as possible, monitor vital signs and keep the patient calm and perform CPR if needed.

That is all we have today on our First Aid 101: How to treat bites and stings.

 

 

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Well, wanted to be a lot of things when I was growing up and believe none of those dreams flourished.

For a long time, I wanted to be an Air hostess, just loved how elegant those ladies were in the movies, skinny and tall.

Then  fell in love with Mariah Carey and  even kept a notebook with all her songs written (do you remember having a song book). At that time, I wanted to be a singer gosh, even sorry young me we have no singing talent. LOL

The next phase I wanted to be a damn good lawyer and this was inspired by the show Law and Order back in the day. Loved those shows and loved how the people testifying fell apart.

Recently visited that dream because of Suits. I said out loud while we watching an episode with my family, you know I wanted to be a lawyer while I was growing up.

My daughter asked, then why didn’t you? Honestly didn’t have an answer.

That was a good question and it got me thinking. Why the hell did I not become a lawyer? May didn’t fight hard enough for my dreams or maybe the financial situation at home got to me.

Wanted to be a lot of things while growing and now I am 30 something with no real career because I let people’s opinions of me hold me back.

Even though I studied Hotel and Catering Management, ended up working as a receptionist because the hospitality hours are insane especially when you have a baby.

Let me just say there in no multitask-er like a person who works as a receptionist/ Admin Assistant and it is seriously not for the weak. To some people, it is just a bottom position and can’t even call it a career.

Recently something was said to me, which really hurt so deep and I can’t get the words out of my mind. Your salary will always be a receptionist salary it won’t go anywhere.

Never felt so small in my entire life. Besides this being said to my face and me reeling in anger and hurt.

It has inspired me to start my own company in Virtual Assistant and going to use my 6 years’ experience in the Reception/Admin Assistant area. To build and grow my company because you know what, I am more than a Receptionist.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Are you doing what you have always dreamed of doing?