TEST HOUSE FYI

Must-haves, lust-haves, fast facts and hot tips.

Fairlady - - CONTENTS - BY TAS­NEEM LAR­NEY

LIV­ING LAY-BY TRAVEL

Hol­i­days don’t come cheap and we of­ten end up cre­at­ing un­nec­es­sary credit card debt – but with this travel so­lu­tion from Hippo and Fomo Travel you can pay your dream va­cay off in in­stal­ments. Book a hol­i­day, both lo­cally and abroad, up to 24 months in ad­vance and pay the trip off in in­ter­est-free in­stal­ments. Friends and fam­ily can also con­trib­ute to your pack­age – a great gift idea! For more info, go to www.hippo. co.za/lay-buy-trav­el­pack­ages.

PLAY­TIME FOL­LOW THE YEL­LOW BRICK ROAD…

The first LEGO®-cer­ti­fied store in SA, Great Yel­low Brick Co, has opened in Sandton City! LEGO® fans who usu­ally buy limited edi­tions on­line can now buy di­rectly from a cer­ti­fied lo­cal sup­plier. Drop in, ex­plore and play! Visit www.greatyel­low­brick.co.za

PETS VET ON WHEELS

A visit to the vet can be an over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for your pet as the un­known en­vi­ron­ment can cause them anx­i­ety. VET on Wheels, a ser­vice of­fered by Park Drive Vet­eri­nary Clinic in Jo­han­nes­burg, gives your an­i­mal the care they need in the com­fort of their own home. It’s cash-based and by ap­point­ment only. To find out more, call 011 791 1418 or 083 665 0222, or go to www.ve­ton­wheels.co.za

BEAUTY AT-HOME SA­LON SER­VICE

Bring the sa­lon to your sit­ting room with In­staglam Ex­press, an app for on-de­mand beauty ser­vices in the Jo­han­nes­burg area. Users can re­quest a makeup artist, hair­dresser, nail tech­ni­cian or mas­sage ther­a­pist with just the click of a but­ton; there’s also a bar­ber ser­vice for men. For more in­for­ma­tion, email info@ in­staglamx­press.com or down­load the In­staglam Ex­press app on Google Play or the App Store.

CON­SUMER WHAT ARE YOUR WHEELS WORTH?

Find out the ac­tual value of your car with True Price, an on­line ser­vice now avail­able in SA. The eval­u­a­tion is free and the process sim­ple: go to www.trueprice.co.za, sub­mit your en­quiry on­line and get the value of your car within 24 hours!

KITCHEN THE SE­CRET TO PER­FECTLY ROASTED VEG­ETA­BLES

If you want veg­gies that are caramelised and crispy on the out­side and soft in­side with­out be­ing over­cooked you’ll need a few tricks. The key is to make sure your oven and the fat you cook your veg­eta­bles in are as hot as pos­si­ble. Also, place the tray at the bot­tom of the oven – the oven floor pro­vides the hottest, most even and di­rect heat.

HOME THE 10 RULES OF STAIN RE­MOVAL

• Treat a stain as quickly as pos­si­ble by blot­ting ex­cess liq­uid or scrap­ing off solids. • Do not use warm or hot wa­ter for spot clean­ing. • Do not use wa­ter for oil-based spots as it will set the stain. Try to re­move as much as pos­si­ble with a fine ra­zor blade be­fore the colour is in­grained in the weave. • Test stain re­movers on a con­cealed piece of the fab­ric to check whether it will be af­fected. • Rub­bing a stain can dam­age the fab­ric; dab it in­stead. • Wash­able fab­rics should be ma­chine-washed af­ter be­ing treated. • Treat the stain on the un­der­side to avoid dam­ag­ing the fab­ric, work­ing from the out­side of the stain to­wards the mid­dle. • Don’t sat­u­rate a stain with wa­ter; rather use small amounts and re­peat. • Dry gar­ments in­side out as resid­ual soap in the fab­ric can dis­colour them. • Make sure a spot has been re­moved be­fore dry­ing as the heat will set the stain.

OUT­DOORS A GAR­DENER’S BEST FRIEND

Can­dide is a free gar­den­ing app that en­cour­ages users to re­con­nect with their gar­dens and share the joy of hor­ti­cul­ture. Dis­cover the lat­est trends, ex­plore in­spi­ra­tional gar­dens and share these with a com­mu­nity. Can­dide is for ev­ery­one, from green-fin­gered gu­rus to those who are yet to pick up a gar­den­ing tool, and in­cludes tips, ad­vice from mas­ter gar­den­ers, info on how to care for var­i­ous plants and deal with pests, a di­rec­tory to lo­cate nurs­eries and more. Down­load the app on Google Play or the App Store.

GREAT STOR­ING TIP: Pack veg­eta­bles loosely in the fridge – the closer they are, the faster they’ll rot.

WHAT’S NEW:Plush Pine Oil Spray Spot/Stain Re­mover is an all-pur­pose cleaner that re­moves spills on fab­ric and up­hol­stery. About R32,99 for 500ml at ma­jor re­tail­ers.

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