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Thursday, 30 May 2013

High Definition Glam with nanoblur™

Picture perfect high definition ready skin in seconds, nanoblur™, the award winning hero product from Indeed Laboratories™ is the ultimate instant skin perfecting cream.

Instantly transforming your skin by minimising the signs of aging, smoothing and softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, enlarged pores, uneven texture and tone while mattifying the skin. The product was launched at Camps Bay's Ellerman House to the a select group of media.

“nanoblur™ is by far the most innovative correction cream on the market”, says Dr Nowell Solish, Toronto-based cosmetic dermatologist and co-director of the University of Toronto’s Dermatologic Surgery. “It delivers real results that are evident on the skin in a matter of seconds.”

With almost everyone using high megapixel camera phones, it’s not just celebrities who worry about always being picture perfect. nanoblur™ effectively transforms skin leaving it camera ready. The cream is a phenomenon in the UK, where it is chosen every 9 seconds*

Originally developed for on-camera talent to smooth out HD visible skin imperfections previously not detectable with traditional cameras. Formulated with advanced optical prism technology, nanoblur’s™ ground-breaking formula changes the way light is reflected off skin.

Once applied, micro-prisms diffuse light in a multitude of directions, creating a “blurring” effect on the skin similar to an air-brushed photo. Photo artists use techniques in digital retouching to make their subjects’ skin look perfect. nanoblur ™ does the same thing, but in real life.

For daily life, whether it’s a reunion, wedding, an important job interview, a last-minute dinner date, or just doing errands and toting the kids around, nanoblur™ is the cosmetic solution to look better, all day long. The water-based formula fits into any daily skin care routine and should be applied on top of liquid makeup, or underneath powder make-up.

It is so versatile that those with drier skin types can blend nanoblur™ with their favourite moisturiser. Kind to skin, nanoblur™is formulated without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulphate. The product however is not a primer which are meant to sit underneath foundation and to prepare the skin for better makeup application.

Formulated to smooth out imperfections that makeup cannot. It is free of colour and thus perfect for both men and women. It can be used not only on the face, but also the neck, hands, or any external part of the body that needs improvement.

While nanoblur™ is not an anti-ageing treatment, it does provide immediate results and can be used in conjunction with long-term benefit products so that skin may continue to improve while instantly looking better. It may be worn without, applied under, mixed with, or over makeup which makes it unique and in its own category.

Simple, scientific, safe, sensational and at an accessible price, nanoblur™ is the first of its kind and retails for R299,99 available from selected Clicks stores nationwide.

*Source: statistical information from

About Indeed Laboratories™, Inc.

A high-technology Canadian skin care developer and marketer whose focus is to eliminate all marketing hype and costs from skin treatments and instead deliver real results as cost-effectively as possible.Indeed™ uses various high concentrations of the rarest, most effective actives from clinical laboratories in Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States to develop highly specific treatment products.

Through efficiency and honesty, Indeed™ aims to maintain the most reasonable prices in its class.

For more information, please visit

Monday, 27 May 2013

The Rise Skyy Vodka's Elevated Experience


“No lows, just highs. Tonight’s the night we all rise.” This is the chorus from a new single called “The Rise,” released at SKYY Vodka’s highly anticipated “Elevated Experience” in Johannesburg on Friday 17 May. 


Although the song is the soundtrack to SKYY Vodka’s latest LIFE IN THE SKYY advertising campaign, it was the first time that the full-length version was heard by partygoers anywhere in the world! 

The song was recorded by Lerix, an up and coming rapper from Brooklyn, and produced by Pulse Music in New York, well known for producing Grammy Award winners, like Mary J Blige, Herbie Hancock, Tim McGraw, Sting and Britney Spears.

Hailed as a contemporary, high-energy party anthem, “The Rise” celebrates people who break the glass ceiling, climb the corporate ladder, lead the way, reach for the stars and rise to the top of their game.

Those who haven’t managed to crack the nod to SKYY Vodka’s exclusive “by invitation only” party are able to lay their hands on the coveted track by going to, where it’s available as a free download. An in-store promotion, which includes specially tagged bottles of SKYY Vodka, flags the opportunity. Can't wait to experience the Cape Town event.

In keeping with the lyrics of the song, which promise to “Take it to the top, where the music never stops,” SKYY Vodka hosted 500 VIPs at a secret venue revealed at a pre-designated meeting point. The stylish revellers enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the beautifully illuminated City of Gold.

There they experienced three SKYY bars, including SKYY 90 and SKYY Infusions, as well as big names from the world of South African music. DJs Fistaz Mixwell, p.H. and SPHEctacula who pumped up the party, while live performers, like Donald and TKZEE, took it to a whole new level. Everyone received a copy of “The Rise” when they headed home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

View more on the event here.

About SKYY Vodka

Conceived in 1992, SKYY Vodka revolutionised the spirits industry with its proprietary quadruple-distillation and triple-filtration process that consistently ensures exceptional quality. Distilled in America from the finest grain and 100% pure filtered water, SKYY Vodka is the leading domestic super-premium vodka in the US and one of the best-selling premium vodkas in the world.


Friday, 24 May 2013

Furla Introduces its BOLD Autumn - Winter 2013 Collection

This collection takes you on a 24-hour tour of fashion staples that reflect the city from top-to-toe. Furla has recreated winter fashion accessories with a city inspired range using the petrol blue skyline, skyscrapers and urban colours as their muse. 

 For the morning, Furla bags showcase new graphic designs, microprints and hand-crafted details that mirror the energy of the modern day woman and all her demands.

For the everyday bag, eclectic elegance combined with intense work activity are beautifully accommodated with audacious animal prints and the boldest yet colour ways this season. Expect to find yellow, orange, fuchsia, lipstick red, grape purple, emerald green and pops of neon embellished in leather.

As evening draws near and brings with it the desire for a night out on the town; fun, feminine materials with semi-transparent glittery rubber and metallic nappa leathers recall the skyscrapers and bright lights of the metropolitan.

Furla’s collection presents strong and unconventional tones, for a season that defies negativity under a reign of colour and artistic design. The main character of the new collection challenges all forms of pessimism through a dynamic visual message. As always, the Furla brand creates a dialogue between art and fashion for women who speak in modern, elegant and authentic tones.

The shapes and lines for the new collection are rigid and geometrically bold with the intention of attracting attention to key accessories. Textures are multi-dimensional to reflect the essence of city living from dusk to dawn. All elements are hand-crafted from the finest Nappa leather found in Italy. Furla’s collection also includes boots, shoes, belts, accessories and jewelry to compliment the new range.

Furla is available at:

Hyde Park Shopping Mall, Upper Mall, Shop 56 / Tel: +27 11 325 6468

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Join Glenfiddich at the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair


Among the producers participating in the event are Ernie Els Wines, Delaire-Graff Estate, Rustenberg and Mulderbosch Vineyards, along with The Balvenie, Ardbeg and The Macallan.


The Kaya FM Wine and Malt Whisky Affair where rare and limited edition wines and whiskies will be served includes unlimited tasting with artisanal breads, cheeses and meats.

Limited tickets are available to this EXCLUSIVE event.



Two lucky readers have the opportunity to win double tickets to the event with a partner courtesy of Glenfiddich SA. 


To Enter Like the Added Luxury Facebook page or enter via our Twitter page by retweeting "
RT to WIN ! to via & @Added_Luxury"


Some Whiskies to look forward to include:

Glenfiddich 14YO Rich Oak
Glenfiddich 15YO Distillery Edition
Glenfiddich 18YO
Glenfiddich 19YO Age Of Discovery
Glenfiddich 21YO

The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet 15YO
The Glenlivet 16YO
The Glenlivet 18YO

Glenmorangie Original 10YO
Glenmorangie Lasanta 12YO
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12YO
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12YO
Ardbeg 10YO

Glen Grant Majors Reserve
Glen Grant 10 YRO
Glen Grant 16 YRO

The Firs - Image by Jose Fonseca

About The Firs

Originally built in the 1970s, The Firs is an upmarket and niche retail centre situated in Johannesburg’s northern suburb of Rosebank. Located adjacent to The Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Firs,has become a landmark in bustling and cosmopolitan Rosebank, the centre has since been upgraded and the new and enhanced multi-use complex lives up to its promise of unique experiences.

DATES 30 & 31 May 2013

TIME 6:00 - 9:00

VENUE The Firs, Rosebank 


Please note: The prize is a set of double tickets only that can be collected at the door. Travel to and from the show at the The Firs Shopping Complex in Rosebank, JHB is at your own cost.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Asilia Africa Introducing Little Oliver's Camp


Aspiring to grow its footprint, its positive impact and to be a leader in improving and expanding natural habitats. Asilia is the first Sustainable Safari / Lodge Company in Africa to receive a 5 Star rating for Sustainability from GIIRS. Founded in 2004 with a strong presence in both Tanzania and Kenya.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Tanzania’s most iconic camps in the Tarangire National Park, Asilia Africa will be opening Little Oliver’s on 1st July 2013. Deep in the south eastern corner of the park, surrounded by mystical baobab trees, is Oliver’s Camp, one of Tanzania’s original safari camps.

When Paul Oliver built the camp in 1992, he chose Tarangire because it offered an authentic, untamed African experience. 20 years on the camp still holds true to that philosophy and Asilia Africa celebrates this landmark anniversary with the opening.

Shower under the African stars

Little Oliver’s Camp will comprise of 5 luxury, en-suite tents overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River, approximately 1km downstream from the original Oliver’s Camp. The spacious tents are beautifully appointed with furniture made from reclaimed dhow wood and the large decks maximize the views over the animal packed swamp ahead.

The tents have both indoor and outdoor showers, allowing guests to shower under the African stars. The communal dining area is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day and reflect on the day’s sightings. The intimate size of this camp makes it ideal for groups of friends or family who want to take it on an exclusive basis.

Walking in a National Park is a rare privilege

Activities at Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s are as diverse as the bird life in Tarangire! As well as traditional game drives, taking you off road for better game viewing, both camps offer walking safaris within the national park. To be able to walk in a national park is a rare privilege.

At both Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s walks can vary from a gentle morning game walk, where guests learn about tracks and spoor, to a 3 day wilderness adventure, sleeping out in a lightweight fly camp with nothing more than a tent and a small crew of staff. It is likely that you will get close to larger mammals with Oliver’s experienced walking guides but this is the chance to take a closer look at the little things and appreciate the African bush from the earth upwards.

Little Oliver’s will be built with the utmost respect for the environment in which it is situated. The original Oliver’s Camp was the first African accommodation to be certified through Sustainable Travel International‘s Sustainable Travel Eco-certification Program (STEP), the globally recognized gold standard in eco-certification, for its ongoing sustainability initiatives. Little Oliver’s will continue to uphold these high standards of sustainability.

Opening on the 1st July 2013 the rates start at US$ 580 per person per night on a full board basis, excluding national park fees. Tents can be booked on an individual basis or the entire camp can be booked for private groups.

Currently, Asilia’s portfolio of camps includes:

In Tanzania: Sayari Camp, Dunia Camp, Olakira Camp, Oliver’s Camp, Ubuntu Camp and Rubondo Island Camp.

On Zanzibar: Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat and Matemwe Beach House.

In Kenya: Rekero Camp and Naboisho Camp.

In Mozambique: Kubatana Camp. 

Asilia Africa. Believe in better.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Paravanda and Strelitzia Low Mintage Gold Medallions

Celebrating both the centenary of the Chelsea Flower Show and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens centenary with two beautiful collectors medallions. The South African Gold Coin Exchange is the main sponsor once again and for the third time of the South African Kirstenbosh exhibit to the Chelsea flower Show in London.

The “Paravanda Nelson Mandela medallion” is the second edition to the flora series launched last year with the extremely successful Mandela Strelitzia ‘Mandela’s Gold’. Due to the successful launch and sale of the Mandela Strelitzia ½ oz Gold’, we are also now launching a 1 oz gold version of the same medallion.

1. Mandela Paravanda 1 oz Limited Mintage: 200 launch: R44 250
The "Paravanda Nelson Mandela 1 oz medallion" comprises of a 1 oz gold medallion and features the well-known profile of Mandela on one side with the distinctive Paravanda Mandela orchid on the other. The "Paravanda Nelson Mandela 1 oz medallion" (mintage of 200) has a launch price of R 44 250.00 (incl. vat).

2. Mandela Paravanda ½ oz Limited Mintage: 1000 Pre-launch: R22 500
The "Paravanda Nelson Mandela ½ oz medallion" comprises of a ½ oz gold medallion and features the well-known profile of Mandela on one side with the distinctive Paravanda Mandela orchid on the other. The "Paravanda Nelson Mandela ½ oz medallion" (mintage of 1 000) has a pre-launch price of R 22 500.00 (incl. vat).

The following will be included in the Paravanda packaging:
Each Paravanda medallion is accompanied by a print of an original Paravanda Nelson Mandela painting, which was painted by a known South African painter. as well as The certificate from the Mint of Norway.

3. Mandela Strelitzia 1 oz Limited Mintage: 200 launch: R44 250
The "Mandela Strelitzia – Mandela’s Gold” 1 oz medallion" comprises of a 1 oz gold medallion and features the well-known profile of Mandela on one side with the distinctive Madela’s Gold – strelitzia on the other. The "Mandela Strelitzia – Mandela’s Gold” 1 oz medallion" (mintage of 200) has a pre-launch price of R 44 250.00 (incl. vat).

We will be receiving the first batch of all 3 medallions towards the middle of June 2013.

The second batch delivery dates will be advised. 

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Women: Inspiration & Enterprise Symposium Africa

WIE Symposium Africa in association with The Wellbeing Foundation

WIE Africa will be the first women’s symposium on the African continent to bring together female leaders from the worlds of politics, business, philanthropy, media, fashion, entertainment and the arts to empower and inspire the next generation. The inaugural WIE Symposium Africa is to be held from May 5th to 7th, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.

WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise), founded in 2010 is a global annual conference and online community designed to empower the next generation of women leaders. WIE Africa is timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum Africa and will showcase the women taking a central role in shaping the Africa of tomorrow.

Humanitarian campaigner Graca Machel; renowned talk show host Felicia Suttle; CNN’s Robin Curnow; Assoc Media founder Jane Raphaely; Wellbeing Foundation President, Toyin Saraki; Ferial Hafajee, acclaimed editor of South Africa’s City Press; Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum; Saran Kaba Jones, the founder of FACE Africa;

Swaady Martin-Leke, the founder of Yswara; Moipone Buda-Ramtlo, Executive Director of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; Rachel Tladi, founder of UvukoCivils; Mojanku Gumbi, former legal advisor to Thabo Mbeki; Lukwesa Burak, news presenter for eNCA; Patricia Amira, star of the Patricia Show; musician Lindiwe Suttle; couture fashion designer Zizi Cardow; LEAP Africa founder, Ndidi Nwuneli and Marie Claire editor Aspasia Karas feature in line-up.

The day will be packed full of panels and workshops on topics such as role of technology in media, tackling social perceptions of African women, entrepreneurship and the influx of western brands to the continent. GracaMachel, humanitarian and the wife of Nelson Mandela, will close proceedings.

Following the symposium, WIE and the Wellbeing Foundation will host a VIP fundraising dinner to benefit the GracaMachel Trust whose mission is to foster and promote African women’s leadership and contributions in economic, political and social frameworks.

Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE said: “Africa is truly the land of opportunity and there are some incredibly impressive women seizing that opportunity to launch companies and find innovative solutions to the various issues.”

For tickets and further event details visit:

To reserve a table at the gala dinner contact: