Want to win Original Iced Cocktails?

We’ve teamed up with Original Iced Cocktails to give away the perfect hamper, letting you and your friends enjoy ready-to-drink cocktails, whenever and wherever you want.

Original Iced Cocktails are premium ready-to-drink cocktails containing 5 % alcohol and made with real fruit juice.

For an authentic frozen cocktail you simply freeze your
original cocktail for 8 hours, then squash the pouch when it is removed from the freezer and dispense into a garnished cocktail glass.

Read my review of the Original Iced Strawberry Daiquiri HERE

We will be giving away 2 X 2ltr bag in box pack size cocktails courtesy of Original Iced Cocktails.

• Glühwein Grape Flavoured Wine

Red wine and added spices including Cinnamon, hints of nutmeg and cloves to create a lovely, mulled, winter drink to be served hot. With wonderful citrus notes, the Glühwein is a classic winter favourite and will add warmth to any occasion.

•Pina colada
The real tropical flavors of creamy coconut and pineapple juice are blended with a Jamaican rum and served as an iced cocktail.

How To Win:
– Follow @Original_Iced and @Heiresss_Online
– Tell us what’s your favourite cocktail ? Use the The Hashtag #HeiresssIced (Mention: @Heiresss_Online and @Original_Iced)
– Tag the friend you will be sharing the cocktails with.

Terms and Conditions:
– In order to qualify you and your “friend” must be following @Original_Iced and @Heiresss_Online
– You must over the age of 18.
– You must fetch the prize from our office in Benmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.
– Competition closes Thursday, 30 May 2012 at 11:00.

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Product Review: Original Iced Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri

I received a package from Original Iced Cocktails, usually when I get products to review its always makeup or CDs, never yummy cocktails. I was quite excited!

Original Iced Cocktails are premium ready-to-drink cocktails containing 5 % alcohol and made with real fruit juice. The cocktails come packaged in the convenient 300ml pouches and 2L boxes on tap.

Original Iced Cocktails has 7 options – Cosmopolitan, Singapore Sling, Pina colada, Mojito, Strawberry Daquiri, Margarita and The Grape Flavoured Wine . I decided to sample the Strawberry Daquiri, as it’s one of my favourite cocktails.

The Strawberry Daquiri is delicious, it has a fruity, sweet taste. It’s the perfect combination of the real strawberry
and lime juice blended with a light rum. Frozen and
served as an iced cocktail.

I really enjoyed it, I’m not much of a drinker so to find a sweet, delicious cocktail with 5% alcohol in the market is a great thing!!

I’ll definitely stock up on Original Iced Cocktails for my birthday party this November. Follow @Original_Iced or visit their website http://www.originalcocktails.co.za

Winners : PSL Awards 2013

The 2013 PSL Awards were held at Gold Reef City on Sunday, 26 May. Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was the “Zahara” of the evening as he won most of the awards.

Full List of the winners:
•Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Joel Mogorosi
• MTN8 Last Man Standing : Lerato Chabangu
•Nedbank Cup The Most Promising Player of the Tournament: Tshepo Gumede
•Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Itumeleng Khune
• Assistant Referee of the Season: Enoch Molefe
•Referee of the Season: Victor Gomes
•Absa Premiership Players’ Player of the Season: Itumeleng Khune
Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Itumeleng Khune (R50 000)
•Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season: Ronwen Williams
•Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Stuart Baxter (R75 000)
Absa Premiership Top Goalscorer: Katlego Mashego (R25 000)
•Absa Premiership Absa-lutely Awesome Goal of the Season: Mor Diouf (R50 000)
•The Chairman’s Award: Polokwane City Special Mention: University Of Pretoria
• Footballer of the season : Itumeleng Khune (R250 000)

Congratulations to all the winners !!

Miss SA 2013 Forms will be available as from Next Month

Its almost that time of the year when Miss SA entries will be open.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions courtesy of the Miss SA Website http://www.misssa.co.za

Which qualities are required to be a successful
Miss South Africa?

Miss South Africa needs to be many different things to
many different people. Essentially, Miss SA needs to be a
people’s person as she will spend most of her time engaging with the many different citizens of South Africa. She needs to be charismatic, enjoy conversing, organised, reliable and a team-player.

To her sponsors, Miss South Africa needs to be grateful and appreciative and to the youth, Miss South Africa needs to be a well-spoken, upstanding role-model who exhibits appropriate behaviour and a positive attitude.

Finally, Miss South Africa needs to be humble enough to
recognise that only one woman in the country is afforded
the opportunity she has received and respect the enormity of her role overall.

How does Miss South Africa function and what are her main responsibilities?
The Miss South Africa brand is owned by Sun International. Sun International not only facilitates the annual competition, but also provides Miss South Africa with a manager and support during the course of the year. Miss South Africa’s schedule is the responsibility of the Miss South Africa Office, based in Johannesburg.
Miss South Africa also has an obligation to her sponsors and endorses their particular products or expertise. Primarily, Sun International invests in Miss South Africa by paying the license fees which enable her to represent the country internationally, in both the Miss Universe (owned by Donald Trump) and Miss World (owned by Julia Morley) pageants.

Does Miss South Africa have to come from the Gauteng province?
No, Miss SA can come from any area of South Africa, but
during her reign she must move to the official town house in Johannesburg as this is where Sun International is based. Although she lives in Johannesburg, Miss SA travels across the country to attend various functions and events. Very often she will stay at the Sun International property in that province, for example at the five-star Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, or at Sibaya in KwaZulu Natal.

Previous winners of Miss SA have come from some of South Africa’s largest cities and some of its smallest towns in rural areas.

The ruling of international competitions applies: this means that even South African women who have been living or modeling abroad are entitled to enter Miss South Africa,
provided that they meet the entry criteria and make
themselves available to the pageant organisers for
interviews, rehearsals and during the course of the
production.

Will entering Miss South Africa clash with my university studies or tertiary education requirements?
Being Miss SA is a full-time career for a year. The winner
takes occupancy of the official townhouse in Johannesburg and, subsequently, would have to postpone her university or academic studies for the duration of her term of office (until a new Miss South Africa is crowned).

Many entrants are students as often women within the age bracket, 18 – 25, have enrolled at a tertiary institution of some kind and are working towards qualifying as professionals. Sun International endorses the importance of education and every effort is made to accommodate the needs of those finalists who have academic commitments and examinations. The Miss South Africa final event is held in December each year, once universities have closed for the year.

How does the Miss South Africa judging system work?
Much care has been put into developing an adjudicating
process which mirrors, as closely as possible, the two major international competitions in which Miss South Africa will compete: Miss Universe and Miss World. Judges are chosen for their expertise and experience within the beauty pageant industry and a principal judge oversees the entire process to ensure standardisation. Every elimination round is carefully scrutinised by PWC to ensure that the outcome can be deemed transparent.

Pic: Garreth Barclay

Firstly, women are invited to complete a formal application and submit * two recent photographs. The judges then
choose which of the applicants they would like to meet
face-to-face and these candidates are invited to regional interviews, which are held in centres throughout South Africa. Those candidates who excel at regional level become semi-finalists and are called to what has become known as the workshop judging stage. After a number of days of lectures, guest talks, tutorials, practical applications and more intensive interviews, the top 12 finalists are chosen.

These 12 finalists go on to compete in the live, televised
pageant in December.
*The importance of excellent photographs cannot be
emphasised enough.

What does Miss South Africa win?
Miss South Africa is the recipient of much generosity from her sponsors who, in turn, cater to almost her every whim. She receives a prize package which rivals the international competitions. The most important thing Miss South Africa wins, however, is an assortment of opportunities to grow, develop and give back to the country which she represents.

Marilyn Ramos & Louwrens Maloney were recently named as ambassadors for the Elandela Rhino Survival Trust.

What is the most difficult part about entering Miss South Africa?
It is always difficult to enter competitions of this nature.
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that so very much of it is out of your direct control. Different judges emphasise different qualities and beauty, obviously, can be subjective. Adopt a healthy, grounded approach when entering Miss South Africa. Aim to excel in each of the various judging rounds, but know that there are many other strong career opportunities out there besides the Miss South Africa platform. Do not give up hope. A number of Miss South Africa winners were only awarded the title on their second, or sometimes even their third, attempt.

What can I do to increase my chances of doing well when entering Miss South Africa?
Official scouts have been appointed in each of the regions to offer applicants guidance, support and advice.

These scouts are specifically appointed and employed by Sun International and receive a definitive brief in January each year. Complete the application form neatly, clearly and legibly and ensure that copies of all the necessary documentation have been securely attached. Spend time choosing the photographs which you want to submit as this constitutes the first elimination round. Do your photographs show you off to your best advantage and do they definitely align you to Miss South Africa’s main responsibilities?

Pic: Garreth Barclay
Do you have any tips for filling out the entry form?

When filling out your entry form, read it very carefully and check before you send it off
Here are some tips to follow:
-Ensure that all information requested on the entry form is completed.
– Entry form must be completed in a clear and concise way (it’s easier and neater to complete the online form).
-All documents requested must accompany the entry form.
-Accurate height measurement is imperative.
-Photographs must be the correct size and not blurred.
-Only 1 entry form per entrant can be submitted.
-Automatic entry information must say which pageant was won and in what year
– only existing title holders are eligible.

When will the Miss SA finalists be announced?
The 12 Miss SA finalists for the 2013 pageant will be announced in early September 2013.

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BYE, BYE, BABY! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SEE JERSEY BOYS!

I went to the premier, read about it HERE and this is one show you don’t want to miss!

The multi-award winning smash Broadway hit musical, Jersey Boys has just over two weeks to go before taking its final curtain call at the Teatro at Montecasino on 9 June 2013 when the show must end its highly successful ten-week Johannesburg season.

Thereafter Jersey Boys moves to Artscape, Cape Town where it opens on 19th June. Accredited with being “the hottest ticket in town” it’s a show that’s not to be missed, book now at Computicket now before its too late.

Since its first performance Jersey Boys has played to capacity crowds and immediately established itself as one of the most critically acclaimed productions ever staged in Johannesburg. Audiences have embraced the show with so much enthusiasm that the production and its exceptionally talented all-South African cast has become the talk of the town with many patrons returning a second or even a third time!

It is the hottest ticket in town so hurry and book now at Computicket service centers, visit http://www.computicket.com or call 0861 813 9000 

For further information visit http://www.jerseyboyssa.co.za or follow the incredible Jersey Boys journey on: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JerseyBoysSA  

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/JerseyBoysSA/425649164133222 

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkzRL7T4SH4  

Press Release

Hunters wants YOU to be in their TV commercial

To celebrate 25 years of ultimate refreshment, Hunter’s is calling all its chinas to be part of its 25th birthday celebration TV commercial. 

Hunter’s chinas can join in this celebration by sending their best pictures and videos of their Hunter’s experiences from the past 25 years. It can be a picture of friends enjoying a fun moment together, a refreshing experience at a party, a festival, on a road trip, being active or having fun in the outdoors. Whatever pictures or videos you send us, this is a chance for all our chinas to share with us fun moments with Hunter’s.

The most refreshing pictures will make it on Hunter’s 25th birthday television commercial.  

Here’s how you can take part:

1. Visit http://www.hunters.co.za and click on the “Celebrate 25 years of real refreshment”.
2. Upload our photo or video and enter your details.
3. Check out your picture on the “Great wall of Chinas”.
4. Then watch out for the new advert on July 1st 2013 and see if you are one of our lucky refreshing chinas!
Entries for all pictures and videos need to be submitted before 31st May.
 
For more information visit http://www.hunters.co.za or http://www.facebook.com/hunterscider

BET Awards Nominees

Congratulations to the 2013 BET Awards Nominees:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
•Beyoncé
•Tamar Braxton
•Alicia Keys
•Rihanna
•Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
•Chris Brown
•Bruno Mars
•Miguel
•Justin Timberlake
•Usher

Best Group
•Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
•Mary Mary
•Mindless Behavior
•Slaughterhouse
•The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration
•2 Chainz feat. Drake: “No Lie”
•A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar:
“Fuckin’ Problems”
•French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne: “Pop That”
•Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: “Poetic Justice”
•Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”
•Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: “Mercy”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
•2 Chainz
•A$AP Rocky
•Drake
•Future
•Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
•Azealia Banks
•Eve
•Nicki Minaj
•Rasheeda
•Rye Rye

Video of the Year
•2 Chainz feat. Drake: “No Lie”
•A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar:
“Fuckin’ Problems”
•Drake: “Started From The Bottom”
•Drake feat. Lil Wayne: “HYFR”
•Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: “Poetic Justice”
•Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz: “Thrift Shop”
•Miguel: “Adorn”
•Rihanna: “Diamonds”
•Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”
•Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: “Mercy”

Video Director of the Year
•A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
•Benny Boom
•Director X
•Dre Films
•Hype Williams

Best New Artist
•Azealia Banks
•Joey Bada$$
•Kendrick Lamar
•Trinidad Jame$
•The Weekend

Best Gospel Artist
•Deitrick Haddon
•Lecrae
•Tamela Mann
•Mary Mary
•Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
•Angela Bassett
•Halle Berry
•Taraji P. Henson
•Gabrielle Union
•Kerry Washington

Best Actor
•Don Cheadle
•Common
•Jamie Foxx
•Samuel L. Jackson
•Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
•Gabrielle Douglas
•Jacob Latimore
•Keke Palmer
•Jaden Smith
•Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie
•“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
•“Django Unchained”
•“Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”
•“Sparkle”
•“Think Like a Man”

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
•Gabrielle Douglas
•Brittney Griner
•Candace Parker
•Serena Williams
•Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
•Victor Cruz
•Kevin Durant
•Robert Griffin III
•LeBron James
•Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
•A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar:
“Fuckin’ Problems”
•Drake: “Started From The Bottom”
•Kendrick Lamar: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
•Miguel: “Adorn”
•Rihanna: “Diamonds”
•Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”

Centric Award
•Tamar Braxton: “Love and War”
•Fantasia: “Lose To Win”
•Miguel: “Adorn”
•Nas: “Daughters”
•Charlie Wilson: “My Love Is All I Have”

Best International Act: Africa
•2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
•Toya Delazy (South Africa)
•Donald (South Africa)
•Ice Prince (Nigeria)
•R2Bees (Ghana)
•Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: U.K.
•Marsha Ambrosius
•Estelle
•Labrinth
•Rita Ora
•Emeli Sandé
•Wiley

[Full List]: MTN SAMA 19 Winners

The 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards were held at Sun City on Friday, 10 May & Saturday, 11 May.

Congratulations to these winners

Album of the Year
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

Duo or Group of the Year
Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance

Female Artist of the Year
Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future

Male Artist of the Year
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

Newcomer of the Year
Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Best Rock Album
Zebra & Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Best Pop Album
Toya Delazy Due – Drop Deluxe

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Elvis Blue – Journey

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Theuns Jordaan – Roeper

Best African Adult Album
Maleh – Step Child

Best Alternative Album
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Khaya – For You

Best Rap Album
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

Best Kwaito Album
Professor – The Orientation

Best Dance Album
Black Coffee – Africa Rising

Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Various – Spirit of Praise Vol.4

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

Best Traditional Album
Soul Brothers Isiphithiphithi

Best Maskandi Album
Ichwane Lebhaca- Inkunzi Yomthakathi

Best Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time

Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 – CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of
Pretoria Symphony Orchestra

Best Live DVD
The Captured Tour Concert Film – Lira

Best Collaboration
Riot Feat. Zahara – Thetha Nami

Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan for Honey Spiders by The Parlotones

Best Producer
Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Engineer
Mark Beling for Strong by BlackByrd

Remix of the Year
DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke DJ Kent
Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

Best Selling DVD
Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City – Joyous Celebration

Best Selling Album
Roeper – Theuns Jordaan

Best Selling Tru-Tone
Follow Me – DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
Loliwe – Zahara

Best Selling Full-Track Download
You’re The Voice Shout/J23 – Artists for a safer
South Africa

SAMPRA AWARD
Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

Greatest Love of All Opening Night

On May the 9th I attended Whitney Houston’s Musical Tribute : The Greatest Love of All opening night at the Joburg Theatre and boy was it the greatest night of all. As you can imagine I was sceptical at first about the idea of ANYONE trying to reenact Whitney Houston. Its a tough act to pull off. But the ever so stunning Belinda Davids, the amazing band, the beautifully set stage and the joburg theatre crew did more than pull it off…they NAILED it!

View the video HERE

For someone who hasn’t seen Whitney live in concert, this sure felt real! We danced to songs like “I wanna dance with somebody”; “My name is not Susan”, and we were moved to tears when she sang “I will always love you”. All the emotions I think Ms Houston tried to evoke with her music. I would HIGHLY recommend that everyone go see it. Its definitely a must see. Mark my words you’ll be blown away. Whitney lives on in our hearts forever!

Thank You Jodene for the invite! I had a blast

 

Friend (Left), Belinda Davids (Middle) & Miss Earth 2012 Tamerin Jardine (Right)

The show runs until June 2nd. Bookings: http://joburgtheatre.com or call the ticket centre: 0861670670