Friday, 23 February 2018

First Look: Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Blank Canvas Collection

With this new collection of adidas Originals, Pharrell was inspired by the Hindu festival Holi, a spring celebration that pays homage to peace, love and equality.

Soft Primeknit covers the upper in a light shade of cream. Unlike the more colourful ‘Trail’ iterations of last year, this pair opts for a muted and understated look. Hindu letters are printed to one foot whilst the other features the word, “WORLD”. This remains discreet thanks to the white colourway. A set of white speckled laces continues the understated theme on the Pharrell Williams NMD Hu White. The same applies for the clean BOOST midsole underfoot. Promising the best in lightweight cushioning, this is made even more robust with those tonal EVA plugs. A newly engineered trail outsole is chunkier than ever before

The NMD HU Trail is complemented with a 100% cotton jacket that compliments the new silhouette in a matching light shade of cream.

The Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Blank Canvas Collection drops today, Friday 23 February 2018.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ray-Ban Reinvention On Air Live Performance and Opinion Platform Events in Johannesburg

Starting tonight, the Ray-Ban Reinvention on Air live performance and opinion platform for the future of South African music is brought to life at Milk Bar, Keyes Avenue in Johannesburg.

Hosted by Reason every Thursday and Friday night, the events start at 6pm.

Ray-Ban Reinvention On Air celebrates the evolution of Ray-Ban’s four icons - Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster and Round, and so each week a different icon will be the focus.


22 February - 2LeeStark
23 February - Langa Mavuso

1 March - Uncle Party Time
2 March - Sam Turpin

8 March - Symatics
9 March - Rouge

15 March - Menzi XL
16 March - DBN Gogo

PS: Entrance is free to all events.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

PUMA and Naturel Partner for Season Two

PUMA and Naturel are back with the collaboration’s second season.

While focusing on Naturel’s iconic art form, the collection raises the bar of streetwear design. The collection features more abstract, standalone graphics true to Naturel’s style, mixed with PUMA classic and progressive silhouettes. Featuring futuristic, angular skeleton graphics on both key footwear and apparel.

Both drops draw inspiration from the X-Ray with Naturel’s iconic graphic DNA applied in skeleton format, boasting contrasting colour palettes. The first drop features black and red hues, while the second drop takes on silver birch and olive green.

Hero sneaker styles include the progressive TSUGI evoKNIT Sock NATUREL and classic court silhouette the Suede NATUREL. All footwear pieces feature a translucent outsole revealing a skeleton foot graphic.

The collection is set to release in two drops with the first hitting stores on Saturday, 24 February followed by the second drop in April 2018. The sought-after collection will be available to purchase at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

First Look: Levi’s Silvertab Collection

Levi’s® has various styles and collections that are loved by many, but the reintroduction of SilverTab® for men, with its’90s attitude has never been more fitting.

Worn and loved by a generation, the Levi’s® SilverTab® series was made up of baggy jeans and overalls. For 2018, different finishes are being introduced including non-stretch denim and bold stripes.

The Levi’s® SilverTab® collection drop at Levi’s® stores on 1 March 2018.

February is National Fresh Breath Month!

Treat your tongue to a fresh breath fix

Rather than getting in a twist about smelly breath before a big date, treat your tongue to a fresh breath fix this February. When it comes to bad breath, experts agree that the tongue can often be the culprit.

 “We recommend tongue scraping as part of a regular oral care routine,” says Stella Lamprecht, President of the Oral Hygienists’ Association of South Africa. “The surface of the tongue has tiny grooves where bacteria and plaque can accumulate. Removing the bacteria and debris on the tongue is one of the simplest ways to ensure fresh breath and a healthy mouth. Everyone, from children to older people, should incorporate it into their oral care on a daily basis. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning’ breath.”

To ensure a healthy mouth, fresher breath, and a brighter smile! Try the following products:

  •  Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner – effectively helps remove plaque and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action - bristles to gently brush and a serrated edge to wipe the surface clean.
  •  Sunstar GUM Technique+ toothbrush  - designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-slip quad grips are positioned so that the bristles are effortlessly placed at the 45-degree angle recommended for optimal below-the-gumline cleaning. The Dome Trim® bristles are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation, and bleeding. The extended SuperTip eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.
  • GUM Original White toothpaste - helps remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.
  • GUM Original White floss  made with micronized silica to help remove stains between teeth and provides effective interdental plaque control. 
  •  GUM Original White mouth rinse - alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Rinse contains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt, and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

“Brushing correctly, flossing in-between the teeth and cleaning the tongue are the cornerstones of effective oral care,” says Grobbelaar. “If plaque and food debris are not properly removed from the various parts of the mouth they break down and release foul-smelling gases, irritate the gums and potentially cause disease.”

PS: When you sign up for Ivohealth’s newsletter this February they’ll donate a Sunstar GUM toothbrush to the Dental Wellness Trust’s oral health education programme in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. To donate a brush simply sign up on before 28 February.

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