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Friday, July 24, 2020

NEW IN | NATURE BOX - VEGAN + SUSTAINABLE + 100% NATURAL COLD-PRESSED OILS #THATSNATURAL

Soweto, South Africa

When Nature Box contacted me and offered to send a package I was intrigued so I went to their
Instagram page and to tell you this is the most Happy Instagram page 
I have seen in a while, HAVE A LOOK

SO WHAT IS NATURE BOX

A Holistic beauty and all-round positivity. 
Nature Box combines ethical and sustainable practices with
effective beauty care for a holistic approach to beauty that is a gamechanger.
Nature Box is also about pursuing better health and wellness, while respecting life,
 by adopting animal-free and
chemical-free choices. Nature Box harnesses the naturally prolific vitamins and antioxidants sourced from 100 percent cold-pressed fruit and nut oils. 
Every product in the range is vegan and free of silicones, artificial
colouring, sulfates and parabens.
Alluding to the social media trend “Unboxing”, Unbox the natural beauty of hair and skin!

Nature’s best is cold-pressed
Nature Box’s four product lines all contain cold-pressed oils extracted from fruit seeds and nuts: Avocado,Coconut, Apricot and Almond
They are also vegan, free from silicones, artificial colours, sulfates and parabens.
Cold pressing is the most efficient extraction process, allowing the oil’s essential nutrients to be entirely preservedto deliver a nutritional punch to the hair and skin. 
Nature Box products are neither refined nor processed, meaning
all their valuable vitamins in the oils, such as A, B, C, D and E,
 as well as antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, are not lost.

The claim:
The range of natural ingredients used in the Nature Box range meets a whole host of beauty needs, from the tips of the hair down to the pores, without heaviness or greasiness. 
Biotin in avocado oil encourages keratin
production, making it a natural shine booster for hair. 
Coconut oil has soothing properties and provides intense hydration. 

Unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin A in apricot oil create a natural protective barrier for the skin.
Antioxidant properties in almond oil also protect the skin and provide a gorgeous glow.


The product range, of a total of 18 items, includes ten hair care and eight body care products. 
The full product portfolio includes shampoo, conditioner and hair serum, and shower gel, body scrub and, body lotion in the body care range.
Nature Box is now available in leading retailers and online with hair care products from
 R69.00 and body care products from R119.99.

AVOCADO RANGE (PICTURED)
The Avocado line protects and provides deep repair to hair and skin.

Nature Box Avocado Shampoo 385ml – RSP 119.99, 
Nature Box Avocado Conditioner 385ml – RSP 119.99,
Nature Box Avocado Secret Repair Cream 150ml – RSP 99.99,
Nature Box Avocado Shower Gel 385ml – RSP 69.99, 

Nature Box Avocado Body Scrub 200ml – RSP 89.99.


I'm excited to try out this range, super excited that it is on the affordable side
and I can tell that the body scrub and conditioner 
will be the first to finish.

Watch out for future posts reviewing the products. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele


*products featured today are PR samples.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Current Skincare Favourites (Major Winter Tip, Apply Your Moisturiser TWICE!)

Soweto, South Africa
The other day I was having a chat with my sister who has oily skin and never experiences dryness
during winter and I told her that when I apply my face cream remains dry and 
 my sister was like who said you can 
only apply a face moisturizer once (AHA) plus these days I'm applying make-up on the daily 
so applying moisturizer when my face feels dry has really leveled-up my skincare game. 

In the next 5 years I would like for my skin to still look like skin.
Treating your face with harsh chemicals is great but something with-in me tells me that this
trend will not end nice. Case and study (your old aunt with major hyper pigmentation but was a 
yellow bone in her youth, I will say when using a new face product proceed with caution 
and research research research) 

TOP 5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS YOU WILL LOVE

AFRICAN EXTRACTS ROOIBOS DEEP CLEANING FACEWASH
CLASSIC CARE

Claim: This deep cleansing, delicately fragranced foaming face wash is enriched with
Bio-Active Rooibos extract. It gently cleans away make-up and surface impurities
without disturbing the skin's natural pH levels. 

Thoughts: Other than than saying deep cleansing, I sometimes think that they should have said
gentle cleansing with a deep cleaning effect because that is how the product feels like
to me when I use it. One squirt has enough "soap" to cover the whole face and neck area
and I am not complaining about the price.

African Extracts Rooibos Deep cleansing Facial Wash - R61.99
SHOP : HERE

ANEW VITAMIN C RADIANCE MAXIMISING SERUM

Claim: ANEW Essential Vitamin C serum delivers pure and potent stabilised Vitamin C 
that stays active from the first to the last drop.
Oil-free
Potent 10% stabilised pure Vitamin C formula
Absorbs immediately
Non-greasy and non-sticky
Lightweight texture
Suitable for all types and skin tones
Clinically tested
Allergy tested
Dermatologist tested 

Thoughts: The thing with the claims of this serum is that they don't say it will sting for the first 
two weeks while cleaning out any imperfections, don't stress when you feel like your skin is peeling 
as that is how the product works and after that your skin will look great because that 
is exactly how the product performs and it has been a while since I experienced such great effects 
when it comes to skincare. 

SHOP : HERE
retail R319 currently sells for R299 on the AVON site

NIVEA Q10 POWER MULTI-ACTION YOUTH OIL BOOSTER

Claims:  Q10 Multi-action Youth Oil Booster with 100% skin identical Q10 and organic argan oil
 Deeply nourishes and regenerates
 Specially formulated for dry to very dry skin
 Customizable to your needs according to your daily skin needs
 Non-greasy for a wonderful skin feeling without leaving any film behind
 Works in perfect harmony with your skin and naturally fights the aging process

Thoughts: NIVEA was not playing with that non-greasy part which makes the Youth Booster such a great oil because you can apply make-up with it unlike most oils which
you need to use at night because during the day they are a no no. This one is formulated 
for dry to very dry skin however I think dry to normal-combination
can also get away with using this one.

DERMALOGICA SKIN SMOOTHING CREAM

Medium-weight moisturizer to balance combination/dry skin.
Claims: Deep-moisturising Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish while extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arbica soothe and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone. 
Antioxidant Grape Seed Extract plus
Vitamins C and E help shield skin from environmental assaults. 

Thoughts: You can actually smell the cucumber a bit because when applied it gives
 you that cooling sensation which I love even though it is winter and all. 
For me it is one of the best moisturizers for dry skin I have applied 
in a long time even though at times I would need to apply it twice because
 my face gets really dry in winter. 
Is it worth the splurge? YES!

SHOP : HERE

BIODERMA ATODERM SOS SPRAY

Claims: Anti-itching reflex for immediate relief.
Soothes itching sensations in 60 seconds for 6 hours of efficacy*
Reduces the urge to scratch and provides immediate comfort
Provides an immediate sensation of freshness
Very good tolerance - Non-comedogenic - Ultra-lightweight texture - Unfragranced - 
Ultra-fast 360° application in one easy step - Does not stain clothes

Limits the aggravation of skin dryness, right from birth
Strengthens and protects the skin
Very good tolerance - Extra-comfortable texture - Quick absorption - Light fragrance
Compliant with very dry to potentially atopic (eczema-prone) sensitive skin

Thoughts: I don't know what happened to my skin but 3rd week June I had the worst
breakout ever turns out it was eczema cause by the very cold weather we had this year, I also
think the stress that comes with the lockdown and extra loadshedding has also added to it because 
I'm stressing but that's a topic for another day. 
This spray came to the rescue at the right time (would include pictures but I'm embarrassed because
I never experienced such "bad skin" will do it later in the year though as I'm still processing). 
My face felt dry and became very very very itchy like it was about to crack the Atoderm range really came through as it gave immediate relief when I say immediate relief I mean the itch subsided. 

BUT only use the spray indoors
or at night because it gives off this cast as if your skin is on the extremely oily side and with me 
because I had heightened eczema then the oiliness is patched in sections
 (what I mean here is in certain areas would I be oily greasy and other
sections would be normal). 

SHOP : HERE
BIODERMA Atoderm SOS Spray - 50ml - 200ml (R160.95 - R320.95)


So everyone has every different skin and finding out what works 
for you is totally important but skincare is a journey and have 
fun don't stress but be picky and gentle to your skin. 

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

*some products featured today are PR samples 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Your Ultimate Load Shedding Starter Kit

Soweto, South Africa


Hey guys, winter is far from over and taking notes from 2019 Load shedding 
is not going anywhere anytime soon, so I compiled a list of essentials that
I currently use that make my life a bit easier during power breaks and 
having had to go 3 weeks without electricity well, I could say being
without electricity is my game. (Thanks Eskom)

Source of Heat

Gas stove - Totai 03/T300A-BB 4 Burner Gas Stove - R1999.00
SHOP : HERE

Gas heater - Logik Roll About 3 Panel Gas Heater LM1105 - R1,099.00
SHOP : HERE

Fireplace ( I prefer a wood burning one and the one pictured doubles as a stove, take that Winter)
HomeFires Freestanding Farm Stove - R4,499.00
SHOP : HERE

Coal stove with proper ventilation

Coal stove without proper ventilation aka Imbawula (even the homemade one is okay you just need to be careful with it, so before going to bed you need 
to take this one out of the house as the coal fumes can be dangerous, this one I would say use out doors). 

Matches - Lion Matches (10 x 10's) - R52.00
SHOP : HERE

Source of light

Candles - 20cm Tapered Candles 10pk - R49.00
SHOP : HERE

Rechargeable light - Campmaster Rechargable Emergency Light R149,00
SHOP : HERE

R100 cellphone torche - Energizer Rubber Torch - R129.00
SHOP : HERE


Source of energy

Always having your phone on atleat 80% charged always. 
Powerbanks need to be on full
Laptops and moderms need to be on 100% full

If you can afford:

Solar power - Sun King Home 120 - Solar Powerer Light System. Power Bank, And Usb. R 2,755.00
SHOP : HERE

Generator -  Ryobi 650 W 2-Stroke Petrol Generator - R 1,999.00
SHOP : SHOP

Solar power powerbank (not sure about the power output in these)

If you can slurge

An inverter 
(If you are working from home you might need this one but you will have to do
 research yourself as they are complicated) 


p.s. I don't have everything on this list however I thought that
I should create one as when the light turns off panic sets in
and with my anxiety having lists and pictures helps.

See You Soon.

xx

Zanele
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