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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
 I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
  –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP



Thank you for reading my blog, I truly appreciate it.

xx

Zanele

Friday, February 7, 2020

Back To The Bar with Bacardi

 Hey guyzies, with Dry-uary behind us Back To The Bar by Bacardi
 came at the right time. 
Here is what Bacardi is saying about the current 
drink trends. 

The days of the signature bar call are over as people today are
drinking across spirits categories and are eager to experiment with new flavors and trending serves. Who dothey go to navigate all the options? According to Nielsen CGA, 40% of revenue in bars is influenced bybartenders, which is why today, Bacardi employees across the globe head out of their offices to connect withthe people behind the bar for a first-hand look at 
what’s driving cocktail choices.

Findings of the Bacardi 2020 Cocktail Insights Report are that:


 Mindful drinking goes mainstream, with 83% of bartenders citing 
that low-alcohol drinks are hot and an increase of 42% in the online searches with the word mocktail; in 2019. (Technomic Behind the BarInsights, 2019 and Google Trends, 2019

 Natural products are in the spotlight with 31% of bartenders increasingly interested in local, 
fresh ingredients. (GBAS5, 2019)

 The culinary cocktail trend borrows methods and techniques from the kitchen and champions fresh, seasonal, savory and herbal ingredients – 91% of bartenders 
use vegetables in their cocktails, and 68%
of American Culinary Federation members rated culinary cocktail as a;
hot trend; last year. (Technomic Behind the Bar Insights, 2019)

 Dark rum is leading the premium game – 43% of bartenders 
ranked it as the top spirit to premiumize.
(GBAS5, 2019)

 Sustainability is at the forefront of every consumers mind, and its reflected in the bar – 66% of
bartenders mention that sustainable drinks are hot right now. 
(Technomic Behind the Bar Insights, 2019)

 Ready-To-Drink (RTD) cocktails are here to stay, reflecting the overarching demand
 for consistent and convenient well-crafted cocktails beyond the bar – 
there was a 26% increase of vodka soda and
flavored RTDs in North America last year. 
(GBAS, 2019)

 38% of Americans prefer to make their cocktails at home, and the industry 
has quickly adapted, offering consumers myriad ways to facilitate 
at-home imbibing, from home cocktail kits to AI-
recommended recipes.
 (Mintel, 2019)

For further information on Back to The Bar you can visit

Thank you for the invite. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

*Some information included on this post has been submitted by Barcardi. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review | NIVEA PEEL OFF URBAN SKIN DETOX MASK (MATTIFY)

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guyzies, welcome to the first review for 2020 on the blog.
The NIVEA Peel Off Urban Skin Detox Mask (Mattify) shuu such a long name,
but all the Urban Masks from NIVEA have long names so I'm not complaining.

Minute Masks
At home masks really took over from 2018 and they just get better and better, 
whats even better is that they are now even more affordable and they actually work. 

NIVEA PEEL OFF URBAN SKIN DETOX MASK
(Mattify Black Rice & Green Tea Extract)
Claim: Intensively cleanses and removes dirt from pores
       Reduces excess sebum and oil
       Leaves skin mattified and radiant

My Thoughts: 
The NIVEA Peel Off Urban Skin Detox Mask is one product that hasn't been 
over hyped and I don't know why because peeling masks are on trend and the most searched 
word on the blog is peeling followed by peeling cleanser. 
If you have breakouts or or skin is feeling oily this mask will help you with that
 just don't sleep on it. 

Price: R99.99
SHOP : HERE

Watch out for the demo video on my YouTube Channel.

xx

Zanele

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