Models with Skin Problems on Face

black model skin problem on faceHere’s some advice for black girls with skin problem on their face. I’ve spoken to a Sh’zen skincare consultant with > 10 years experience in working with women with these kinds of problems and here’s her advice.

From what I see in the pictures she will definitely need to use our Natural Essence Range of products which is for the more oily to acne prone skin type

Please note that she will need to use the whole range of Natural Essence products but can build this up slowly month by month. It is also not a quick fix – once she starts using the products the healing process will start and initially will detox her skin so her skin very well might look worse before it gets better – but that is a good sign as detox is essential to healing

Black model with oily skin problemThe reason for this is that the products will first get rid of all impurities in the skin and only once that has happened will her skin start looking better and start healing. She will of course then start having a beautiful looking skin

Good news is that some of the products are on special every month and she can take advantage of that. Firstly I would suggest she start with the Natural Essence Purifying wash which is essential to clean the face of all impurities – this was on special for June 2013 in the Sh’zen brochures. Same aplies to the Clearing Lotion which is a brilliant product for pimples – She needs to apply this at night to get rid of the pimples.

Some other Sh’zen products I recommend on special in July 2013 is the Mattifying day cream which she will need to use daily and also has an SPF of 30 as well as the Skin Life oil to heal and balance the sebum output which is essential for oily skins

Hope this helps all black girls with skin problems on face. To get Sh’zen Natural Essence skincar range, call our office on 081 4399 555.


Nataxa da Silva – Tokyo Sexwale has a new girlfriend

Nataxa da Silva girlfriend Tokyo Sexwale60 year old (billionaire) Tokyo Sexwale (pronounced sex whale), former political prisoner, anti-apartheid activist, politician and billionaire diamond magnate filed for divorce from his wife in February and it hasn’t taken long for him to introduce his new girlfriend…a 20 something model and law student.

The Sunday Times confirmed that Sexwale is seeing Nataxa da Silva.

Please hold off on the gold-digger comments…not fair. The Sexwale made his money in diamonds not gold.

His divorce to Judy van Vuuren has made headlines and could end being one of the largest in South African history.

“Court papers show she is seeking a R70-million (49m GBP) house, R3 million to furnish it, a new R1 million car every five years and monthly maintenance of R150,000 (10,000 GBP). ” [Telegraph]

But for now all eyes on his new piece Nataxa.


Glamour chats with singer ChianoSky

ChianoSky Joburg singerIt’s diverse and has lots of variety. I don’t want any song to sound the same, there’s something there for everyone,” says singer ChianoSky about her latest album “Hungry”. Her debut hit singles Sick Sick and “Walking Away” are only a small part of what you can expect on this jazzy come electronica album. “We wanted to play. I think I’m being really honest, naughty and fun,” she says, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself bopping your head and singing along (we certainly did)!

As gorgeous in real life as she looks on her album cover, singer ChianoSky is the kind of girl you could see as your bestie – cute, bubbly, friendly and oh so sweet (when she orders her hot chocolate her eyes simply light up.) Although you’re bound to be jealous of those perfectly pout lips, flawless skin and long sleek dark hair – wouldn’t it be fun to share those clothes?

We don’t know about you, but after hearing her singles, we’ve been dying to get our hands on her entire album! So why did she take so long to launch it? “I didn’t want to bring out an album I wasn’t proud of. I wanted to bring something that I would want to spend money on.” And we’re so glad she took her time. A mix of jazz, pop and electronica, ChianoSky worked with different producers on the album to ensure there was a playful element. “There’s never a direct process to it. Coming up with songs happens spontaneously – I often just record things on my phone.

So what can’t this singing sensation live without? “My music book“, where she documents pretty much everything, “red lippy,” of course, “my music collection and my Diana camera,” which she received recently from a friend. And what makes this natural GLAMazon feel GLAM? “When I really curl my hair, I feel like Diana Ross and a good pair of heels – if you buy a good pair of shoes, wear them!”

ChianoSky’s album, “Hungry” is on sale now! See her music video for her hit single, “Sick Sick” below:

source: Glamour Magazine


Was Miss South Africa a sham?

Dhesha Jeram Miss SA 2010 runner upIt’s not all toothpaste smiles and world peace in the Miss South Africa 2012 camp.

This was shocking news from late 2012 about the Miss South Africa finals we attended in December at Sun City. In fact Dhesha Jeram was our personal choice for Miss SA based on her track record, and the history of Miss SA’s delicate balancing act with choosing girls from different race groups in a politically correct South Africa.

Rumour has it that the new celebrity preliminary judges are upset by principal judge Sonia Raciti’s display of favouritism.

Highveld Stereo’s Anele Mdoda, actress Sonia Sedibe and sports commentator Robert Marawa were apparently left gobsmacked when Raciti emphatically told them “we are making Dhesha Jeram Miss SA this year”.

According to a source at Sun International, the company that owns the pageant, Marawa, Sedibe and Mdoda are “not pleased with the way the principal judge constantly muttered and pushed for Dhesha”.

“They are livid, they feel they have wasted time sitting through the regionals and workshops judging the girls, only to discover the company already has their winner,” said the source.

City Press has learned that Jeram, who was first princess to Bokang Montjane in 2010, was personally called to audition for the pageant by Raciti – with a promise that she would be the one to wear the sash and crown next. Another source who was present at some of the pageant workshops says Raciti “constantly punted the girl even when she was not the best of the bunch”.

“There was a day when Dhesha came to the workshop wearing a dreary red dress and Raciti kept saying things like ‘oh you will see her, she is the one, she is Miss SA quality’.

She even went as far as saying ‘Dhesha should win’,” said the source. But Raciti rubbished the allegations, saying the company used the auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers to tally the scores based on what the judges had written on their score sheets.

“I hope the other judges are not upset by this. I have no influence on the judging at all. I am equal to all the judges and whatever they score is their decision,” she said.

“I am merely there to guide the judges. They don’t even have to listen to me.”

Sedibe referred all queries to Sun International, while Mdoda had still not replied to City Press by the time of going to press.

source: City Press

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Bonang & DJ Euphonik Bust Up

In interviews City Press held with friends and close acquaintances of the YFM DJ and her 5FM-jock former boyfriend, it emerged the two had been having problems for some time.

One source said Matheba was “in tears” at a party a few months ago, proclaiming “DJs make rubbish boyfriends” and telling other female guests to “never date a DJ”.

According to another friend: “In December, Bonang said she had broken up with Themba because she used to come home from her trips abroad to find doeks and strands of weaves in her bed. She said she would never date a DJ again because they will ‘show you flames’ and disrespect you.”

 The two are now involved in court cases at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.

 In early June, Matheba, 25, was allegedly beaten up by Nkosi, 28. He is reportedly facing three charges – assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, domestic violence and malicious damage to property.

Broke a window


According to reports quoting court papers, Matheba infuriated Nkosi when she went to his house in Westdene, Johannesburg, to collect her things and left without closing the gate.

He followed her to her Hyde Park complex, where he broke a window to gain access.

Heat magazine reported that Nkosi pulled Matheba’s weave, hit her with his cellphone and wrestled her to the ground. She was saved by neighbours who heard her screams and took her to hospital.


Nkosi handed himself over at the Bramley Police Station and is out on R3 000 bail.

Matheba has taken out a protection order against him.

In DRUM magazine, Matheba’s lawyer Bongani Khoza is said to have provide


d evidence that Nkosi wanted to “destroy” the presenter and FHM model.

“You and your family have made this a war and if and when it taints my brand I’m



 not going to stop until the truth comes out so maybe hire a hitman to take me out because it’s going to get real,” read an SMS Nkosi allegedly sent to Matheba.

Since the allegations came out in early June, Nkosi has seen his reputation take a knock, especially on Twitter.




Those in entertainment circles claim she cheated on Slikour with Euphonik, then cheated on Euphonik with one of her former Live colleagues as well as a Kaizer Chiefs player.

Source – City Press 



Reiki focuses on channeling energy through practitioner and client

By Vicky Eckenrode

<br /> Gloria Spackman of Everything Peaceful performs reiki treatment on Wilmington resident Ryan Shepard, who has been to several different medical practitioners for his chronic fatigue. Reiki is a healing technique of transmitting life energy by placing the hands gently in specific positions either on or above the body.

Gloria Spackman places her hands on a client’s temples and sits quietly without moving for several minutes. It doesn’t look like much is going on, but as Spackman moves her hands around, a hum of energy is working, she said. After years of experience as a reiki practitioner, Spackman said she can feel when she finds a blocked area of negative energy, the kind of patches she said can cause stress, pain and sickness.

“I start at the head. There are hand placements that you use,” said Spackman, who began learning the techniques five or six years ago. “All I do is place my hands on them, and let the reiki energy flow out of my hands and into their body.”

The practice, rooted in Japan, is based on the philosophy that a universal life energy flows through people and has a powerful affect on how they feel.

“What I do and what all reiki healers do is let that life force energy channel through my hands,” said Spackman, who lives and practices in Wilmington.

She became interested in it after family members were dealing with health issues. That got Spackman looking into nontraditional and alternative treatments. Spackman, a high school guidance counselor by day, learned the techniques through The International Center for Reiki Training, reaching the Masters level three years ago.

“Last summer, I took their highest level – the Karuna level,” she said, adding that it means compassionate being.

Now, she leads workshops around town or meets individually with clients who are stressed out or having health issues. Spackman said she often sees clients with headache complaints.

“When I put my hands on their head, I move with the headache pain, and the pain actually moves,” she said. “They can feel it move. They can feel it diminish.”

Back and hip pains are other common complaints, but Spackman said she also sees people with chronic problems like asthma.

“The key is that deep relaxation. That allows the body, the immune system to kick in and help whatever’s going on,” she said.

Spackman points out, however, that she sees the treatment as complementary to traditional medical care, especially for serious health problems.

“I’m not a doctor, and that’s something that they’ll need to understand,” she said.

Ryan Shepard started seeing Spackman several months ago and has treatments once a week.

“I have health issues, and I haven’t really gotten any answers from standard medicine, so I’ve pretty much been going the holistic route,” said Shepard, who lives in Wilmington. “I think it kind of makes you at least do a lot of self reflection and so I think it’s good for that. Hopefully it’ll make me better, but we’re still working on that.”

source: Star News Online Vicky Eckenrode: 343-2339 On @vickyeckenrode


What is Reiki?

from The International Center
for Reiki Training

A Brief Overview

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

Reiki ideals chinese letters

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Dr. Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five principles of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Dr. Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao

Reiki classes are taught all over the country and in many parts of the world. If you are interested in learning Reiki, please check the class schedule and contact Zaida Ahmed.



Your Valentine's Day gift from Zaida




Be Filled with Wonderful Wishes

Plus Lots and Lots of Hugs and Kisses………………….

May your Chubby Cheeks

Be Filled with the Rosy Glow

Of Lots and Lots of Blushes and Flushes ……………………

May your Arms

Be Filled with Boxes of Chocolates

Plus Bunches and Bunches of Red Roses ………………………….


May Your Heart be Filled with

LOTS  ……AND …….. LOTS .……. OF  …… LOVE





During the day the Sunflower stands tall, majestic, proud, firmly grounded between heaven and earth, bright sunny blooms face the sun merrily spewing healing energies across Mother Earth.

When the sun sets, their heads slowly bow down to thank Mother Earth for their heavenly day. During the long nights their roots slowly draw the healing energies up from the very centre of the earth while their bodies rest, quiet and peaceful.

When the Sun rises, they awaken, rejuvenated and fresh, their heads slowly start to rise…..

The process starts all over again……Such is life

During the day we stand, tall and proud, during the night we rest, quiet and peaceful.

Idyllically, this is how life should be.

But, is it?????????????