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Meet Thishiwe Ziqubu: South African Actress, Writer and Director

 

South Africa’s film industry is one of the fastest developing African industries to compete and participate in the international film industry; the industry is establishing a footprint across Africa and continues to flourish. Thishiwe Ziqubu is a South African actress who comes from a humble background and she has graced the big screen and small screen with her roles in films exploring the African narrative through innovative storytelling.

The Kwa-Zulu Natal-born actress has scooped a number of South African and African Awards including the 2015 South African Film and TV Award for Best Actress in a feature film for her role in Hard to Get. Her most recent roles include her starring in local film, Wonderboy for President and Madiba alongside Laurence Fishburne. She made her acting debut in the award-winning movie, Man on Ground, directed Akin Omotoso, and for this, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 AMVCA’s.

In addition to acting, Ziqubu also holds down a scriptwriting job for South African soapie, Rhythm City and has previously written for shows such as Scandal (South Africa) and Isidingo. As if that’s not enough, the talented actress has directed 3 short films and is working on her first feature film and she is the director of content production company, Ngonyama* Kapital.

Thishiwe also stars in Clement Virgo’s Canadian-South African co-production, Book of Negroes, Tell Me Sweet Something, Hard to Get, His Majesty’s Building, It’s Complicated and Out in Africa’s While You Weren’t Looking.

In order to juggle her hectic career and being a mother, she embraces optimal health and wellness to manage her hectic daily schedule and stay ahead of the game. She is a health enthusiast who initiated Ngonyama Force which focusses on health and wellness through an interactive blog which includes insights from highly qualified health and fitness experts, and life coaches who offer their advice and guidance on the blog.

This growing initiative aims to target young people and inspire South Africans to lead healthy and active lives through events, publications and the production of sporting gear.

*Ngonyama is an isiZulu word meaning Lion

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Fabletics Review

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Women, let’s be honest with ourselves… Who doesn’t live in their yoga pants and activewear even if we’re not actually working out all the time? I know I do, and I have found the ultimate place to shop for an entire outfit at an affordable price. No, it’s not your usual overpriced athletic brand; it’s called Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson. Whether you are a fitness guru or a stay-at-home mom who loves to live in your activewear, then Fabletics is the brand for you!

Fabletics has hooked me into buying their fab, super trendy, yet affordable clothing. Why, might you ask? Not only do I feel great in their cool, colorful styles, but I also save 50% off their regular retail price by signing up for their VIP membership! I can pay only $49.95 for an entire outfit! Fabletics even discounts your first VIP purchase to only $25.00, and shipping is always free.

Fabletics is mainly known as Kate Hudson’s workout gear. She even has stylish outfits called “Kate’s Picks” that you can choose from. Of course I couldn’t wait to start shopping my favorite outfits in hopes of one day looking as sexy as the spokeswoman, Kate Hudson herself!

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All I had to do is take a short quiz so I can get customized outfits. Each month new collections are sent to me and I have from the 1st till the 5th of each month to choose an outfit or “skip the month,” otherwise I will get billed the $49.95 on the 6th. The best part about being a VIP member is you can skip as many months as you need to and continue VIP status. There is no obligation and you can cancel at any time.

Overall, my experience with Fabletics has been very good. Although I am not working out in my Fabletics activewear as much as I’d like, I am looking super trendy chasing after my very active children in high quality, affordable priced outfits that I feel good wearing. I get complimented on my matching outfits all the time.

Even if you can’t afford to invest in a new outfit each month, I would highly urge you to consider signing up to get the VIP member exclusive first outfit for $25.00 + free shipping. This is an amazing deal Fabletics is offering for new VIP members!

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Five Cool Gifts for Your Dad This Father’s Day


In case you have forgotten, Father’s Day is right around the corner. Yup, Sunday June 18th. If you have not yet gotten your dad a gift for Father’s Day, do not worry! We have come up with a list of five cool ideas of gifts to give to your dad to show him how much you appreciate him.

Online casino account

 

Do not be boring. Think out of the box. No more ties and chocolates. Why not treat your dad to an online casino account at a Canadian online casino. Load his account with a generous deposit to set him up for some big wins! Dad will be sure to enjoy this thoughtful and original gift that will let him play his favourite casino games such as poker, blackjack and roulette. But remember to ask your mom for help in setting this up if you are not legally old enough to do so yourself.

A day of adventure

 

Why not create a fun filled day for you and your dad to have together. Focus the day around activities that he either already enjoys or will have fun trying for the first time. Good ideas include abseiling, golf, river rafting, clay pigeon shooting, a cooking course, or a hike to somewhere with a breath-taking view.

Whiskey or wine

 

It’s a very traditional gift, for sure, but if you do some research about the best whiskey and wine in your area, you can potentially get your dad a real special treat of a gift that he will definitely enjoy. If you live near any local vineyards, take a trip there and get some advice from the resident sommelier.

Candle lit dinner

 

This works incredibly well if you have siblings to enlist help from. Plan, prepare, cook and serve a candle lit dinner for your dad and mum to enjoy together. Take out the fanciest china and set up a beautiful table for your parents. Your dad works very hard, so this is a lovely, thoughtful way to let him have some quality time with your mom and not have to worry about cooking. Make sure to cook a three course meal for this special occasion. Look up recipes online to help you create the perfect menu. Be sure to include some of his favourite foods to make sure he knows how much effort you have put into the evening.

Go tech crazy

 

If you have a bit more money to spend on dad, why not treat him to one of the latest tech toys on the market? Try matching the gift to his interests or hobbies. If he is athletic and takes his fitness seriously, think about getting him a Fitbit that will help him track his daily activity and sleep patterns. If dad isn’t into the active life so much, other great options include a Virtual Reality headset or a Bluetooth tracking tag key ring so that he will never lose his keys ever again!

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5 Most Effective Fashion Tips That Every Man Should Know

Fashion is not only a woman’s cup of tea and every man should know that well. Well, the logic behind such a statement is that whenever there arises a topic of being fashionable all that what comes in anyone’s mind is a stunningly dressed gorgeous lady walking down the lane. But, that should not be the scenario always!! Men should very well understand that fashion is something that they should follow as well because everyone will not like to get along with a guy who is not dressed smartly and do not carry himself well. And why not follow trend when you can buy fashionable clothes and accessories while saving huge bucks? Well, all thanks goes to the exhilarating money-saving offers like marks and spencer!!

But, only piling up your closet with stylish and up-to-the-minute everything doesn’t serve your purpose of looking like a style icon. It needs more!! And here I am today with such fruitful five fashion tips that if you follow in your day-to-day life will definitely do wonders for you!!

Take a glance over!!

1. Your supporting pieces are important

The rule of the thumb is that your dresses should have a contrast with each other. You should always pay attention to the fact that your top and bottom parts are matching. For example, if you’re wearing a fluffy, chunky and rugged jumpsuit then make sure that you’ve paired it up with a rugged pant too or a cargo or even a jeans but never wear it with a silk-and-wool suit pant.

2. Don’t go for shopping alone

The sales people in various stores works for a commission most of the time, so if you go for shopping alone then it’s sure that you’ll end up spending huge bucks. It’s because you’ll have no one to help you decide the right dress at an appropriate price. That’s why always try that you shop with a friend who will give you an honest opinion in everything.

3. Make sure that you’re a notch above

You should be sure enough that you’re not overdoing it to a fault but take care of the fact that you’re taking some risks. It’s because isn’t it good that you’re a bit overdressed than being underdressed? Just all that what you’ve to do is to think where and who you’re going with and stay a bit towards the upper level. But, make sure that if you’re in an official meeting then you’re not dressed in a more stylish way than your boss.

4. Invest on your shoes

The first thing that a woman notices in you is your shoes. Especially the cleanliness and sharpness of it. But, most of the guys are not well-versed with this fact. They wash and press their clothes regularly but disregard their shoes. So, don’t do that. Always maintain an image of a man with a great taste by wearing a great and pristine pair of shoes.

5. Don’t go for the brand names always

When you go for a shopping for yourself make sure you don’t act like Patrick Bateman! So, before you decide to purchase anything make sure that you ask yourself whether you’re buying it only for the brand-name or because you love the quality and the design. You should always buy such things even without a logo. Just understand that quality doesn’t always depend on the tags!!

So, if you’re someone who wants to looks stylish and attractive when you enter a party scene or office then make sure that you’ve incorporated the aforementioned things. On doing that, you’ll certainly turn everyone around you absolutely jaw-dropped.

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Cute Layered Bob. Rihanna Style

Today Bob hairstyles become more and more popular among women. It is known as one of the best short hairstyles for weak half of mankind. Bob hairstyles appeared for women to accent their femininity and beauty and to attract man`s attention to them.

You know that feeling when more you look at Bob hairstyles the more you start loving them. Are you interested why does it happen? What is a layered bob? And who of our celebrities prefers to wear a layered bob over all other hairdos? Of course, you’d like to know!

Every woman wants to look fresh and relaxed all the time. Here Bob hairstyles provide help. It doesn’t mean that Bob haircuts make you look better than any other hairdos but it means that bob haircuts give you the opportunity to change your look and be always chic and smart. Anyway what type of the bob hairstyle you prefer. Remember the main thing Bob is pretty, timeless and universal. It fit all hair types and looks equally good with curly, wavy and straight hair. Such haircut is available with any hair lengths and styles. It can fit well with every face shape. Picking out a bob hairdo you’ll show that you’re ready to experiment with your image as this wonderful style allows you to be trendy and constantly change the way you look.

One of the most popular bob hairstyles is a layered bob. Layering gives extra lightness and extra volume to your hair. Thus, paradoxically, such an easy haircut can make your look so diverse and gorgeous.

By the way, if you wear a layered bob (no matter how long it is) you need just run your fingers through your hair in the morning and that’s about all you can do to style your pretty haircut. What a great thing! And it doesn’t take much time in front of the mirror! Don’t be afraid and try on!

Another thing of this hairstyle that makes it so interesting for us is bangs. It also can vary this hairstyle a lot. Layered, asymmetrical, side swept or full bangs help you to have a fabulous look. Bangs and a layered bob can become a mind-blowing combination.

So, a layered bob is still so widespread and trendy because it allows you trying on a lot of different haircuts without damaging your hair and saving your time. And one of the big lovers of the layered bob is a pop singer and just celebrity Rihanna.

Everyone knows how much Rihanna really loves bob hairstyles and you know that short hairstyles are in fashion now. Her layered bob haircuts are always unique and she looks like a real star on the red carpet. Her glamorous and cute bob haircuts are known around the world as the Rihanna style.

Here you`ll find the best-layered bob hairdos from Rihanna which definitely inspire you to wear a layered bob haircut immediately as one of them will surely become your favorite. Look at and get pleasure!

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So Many Slots: Have Some Fun at Euro Palace

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If you are looking for a new form of entertainment, or have some free time on your hands and want to have fun, AND stand the chance of winning big: then look no further than the huge number of slots games available at https://www.europalace.com/slots/ . Euro Palace has an impressive collection of slots games for you to choose from, so it is worth having a look to see if the benefits and services offered by Euro Palace are what you are looking for in an online casino.

 

Cool Themes

 

Sometimes it feels like you cannot find a game that specifically appeals to your likes and interests. This is not the case with slots games. There are so many to choose from, all with different themes and characters. Euro Palace makes sure to offer as many good quality, fun slots games as possible so that you are guaranteed to find one that resonates with you as a person. Whether you like games with a theme of horror, traditional casino, animals, sports or even dinosaurs –Euro Palace has you covered!

 

Welcome Offers

 

When you are new to the site, you get a welcome gift. This comes in the form of 100 free spins, as well as $500 in free bets. These welcome bonuses are spread out across your first three deposits. With your first deposit, you are awarded 20 free spins on Lucky Koi, and your first deposit will be matched up to $150. Then, when you are ready to make your second deposit, you get an additional 30 free spins on the High Society game. Once again, you will have your deposit matched, this time at 50%, for up to a total of $350. And then on your third deposit, you are given a generous 50 free spins on Immortal Romance. Not only are these welcome bonuses such a nice gesture, they also really set you up to maximise your earnings in the long term, with less money being risked on your part. Having free spins on three different games is great too, because you can try them out for free and see which one you like the best.

 

Compatibility for Convenience

 

Euro Palace is compatible with a number of devices: PCs, laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Apple, Android, or Blackberry –you need not worry, all have been made especially compatible. This means that you can play your slots at your computer, or on a mobile device depending on what is most convenient for you as the player.

 

Promotions and Loyalty Rewards

 

These are two extra aspects of Euro Palace’s online casino that are designed to give you the best chances of earning more money. There is usually one big promotion happening at any given time. You can win money, or even a getaway vacation! And then there is the loyalty rewards program. You will automatically be signed up for this when you create an account which is a bonus, because you do not have to go to the effort of an additional sign up. And if that isn’t enough on its own, you also get given 2 500 loyalty points free to start you off!

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Flirt.Com – Flirtatious Fun For Single People!

Meeting new people has never been easier because using a dating site such as Flirt.com puts members in touch with other like-minded people. Meeting new people in the traditional way has always been a tricky task because getting to know people and starting a conversation can often feel awkward and embarrassing. However, Flirt.com removes any of this pressure and embarrassment by putting its members in control of who they meet, how they meet and when they meet. There are more options available when using a flirting site as opposed to meeting people in a bar or club and that is what makes online dating an appealing prospect for people of all ages.

When you have access to the profiles of hundreds of members at the click of a button you will soon realise that online dating and flirting with others who want the same thing, can be fun and interesting.

What Does Flirt.Com Aim to Offer Members

Dating takes time, there is no denying that, but Flirt.Com aims to make it as simple as possible. This is why the site is aimed at singles who want to meet others in an environment that encourages socialising, chatting and getting to know others a lot better.

Beginning that initial conversation is simple and because arrangements can be made quickly, members will be meeting potential partners and other singles in no time at all. That is how Flirt.Com works. Communication is key and that is how members get to know each other and that is why getting to know other people is encouraged from the very beginning.

Why is Online Dating So Popular?

The question to ask here is why wouldn’t it be popular? Online dating is aimed at making life a lot simpler for singles who want to meet other singles. Every feature that comes with Flirt.Com is aimed at putting members at ease so that they can get to know others in a way that makes them comfortable. Sure, you could go out and meet people but there is no guarantee that you will find that special someone and that is why online dating is so popular. Where else would you have access to thousands of attractive individuals all in one place?

The thing to remember is that everyone uses an online dating site for the same reason – to flirt, have fun, date and chat with people who could be their next partner. The excitement is unreal and once the adrenaline and love chemicals are released, people quickly realise just how good online dating really is. All members need is a criteria and some idea of who they are looking for and they are on their way to finding Mr or Mrs Right.

Does Online Dating Really Work?

Considering online dating is no longer a new concept and the fact that millions take part in online dating, it is safe to say that it really does work. Dating online by using the likes of Flirt.Com makes everything so simple and smooth. The statistics are there to prove that people who date online can actually go on and form solid relationships that lead to marriage. In fact, those relationships that are formed online are said to be happier and last longer than many of those that are formed offline. So clearly, you can see that online dating really does work.

Flirt.Com Offers a Safe Way to Flirt

Flirting online is safe, in fact, it is safer than meeting random strangers in a bar or club. It makes it possible for people to browse members from the comfort of their home or even at the office on their smartphone. Regardless of how members use the site, they are in control of who they chat to and how and when they meet. This makes those people, who find offline dating an uncomfortable experience, feel like they can engineer the situation to suit their requirements. Offline dating certainly does not offer this element of control and assurance.

Meet People Instantly

The real beauty of online dating is that the groundwork can be carried out quickly. It is possible to view profiles and decide who you want to chat with efficiently and you could even meet someone on your lunch break or after work that very same day. Many people have met their future partners by meeting up with them in just a few hours while others have formed relationships based on not only their looks but also their interests. This is why online dating is so unique.

Flirt.Com brings people together so they can share the excitement and enjoyment that comes with meeting new people and that is something that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

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Coolspotters Daily Hotspots – 9/19/2014

Welcome to Coolspotters Daily Hotspots!

Each day Coolspotters scours the entire web and brings you the hottest trends straight to your inbox. From clothing to handbags to celebrities and technology, to hairstyles, entertainment and more… Coolspotters has your style cravings covered.

What’s Hot Today?

Jessica Alba was spotted wearing Hudson London Overalls in Night Train.

Katy Perry was spotted wearing a TOPSHOP Sports Waistband Pleat Mini Skirt (in Cornflower) in her “This Is How We Do” music video.

Phoebe Tonkin was spotted wearing this scarf out and about.

Anna Kendrick was spotted wearing this dress at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Beyonce was spotted wearing this skirt while out with her husband and daughter.

Today’s Featured Celebrities

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