Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August In Review | In Out & Around Soweto Blog

August has been a great month for the blog not only did I get to welcome new brands here but I also got to see growth. Thank you kindly for the lovely support and again greater 
and bigger things are coming.

My granny celebrated her birthday on the 15th of August, gosh I love her.
The thing that I haven't been able to master very well on the blogggersphere is that
thing called Youtubing I will keep on trying though *lol*

Just thought I should do a summary for the month that was:

See you in Spring:













Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review | African Extracts 3-1 Wash, Scrub & Mask

Pore-Clearing Scrub – R64.95
I have been blogging a lot lately which I love and I hope to keep the momentum going since Spring is coming in a few days time.

Today I thought that I should share with you how the African Extract 3-1 Wash, Scrub & Mask is treating me so far. I actually bought the mask at Clicks Jabulani Mall before it was sent to me
back in July beacase I wanted to try it, plus it seemed affordable.

The container is tube like which means you will be able to use all of the product as it also allows for squeezing. On your first squeeze no contents come off as it has a protective seal in it (to keep
the germs away) which is great, just rememeber to remove it *lol*

The African Extract 3-1 Wash, Scrub & Mask has a thick-white consistency, the
thickness in the consistency helps with how much of the product you can use on each application.
If you are now more in-tune on what you cleanse your face with like me, the product
contains the following ingrediatent, Bio-active Rooibos extract, baobab, soybean oil, shea butter and other plant extracts.

African Extract claims that the product eliminates excess oil, unclogs pores and events skin tones. When I first used it it tingled a bit but I guesss it was theproduct working as I hadn't used any 3-in-1's in a while. Although the product eliminates excess oil it is not drying at all to the skin (dry skin problems). If you are looking for a 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub & Mask product that is also affordable this product is for you.

Quick tip: To use as wash or scrub massage onto wet face and rinse.
                 To use as mask, apply to face avoiding eye area, leave to dry for three
                 and rinse. 

Giveaway is still going strong (DON'T MISS OUT): NEW African Extracts Purifying Range | ***GIVEAWAY***

Monday, August 29, 2016

Collection | My NailPolish Game

Just thought I should do a bit of stocktaking before the new season begins.
You know the first nail inspiration post on the blog
was with L'Oreal, gosh the staying power of that  nail polish
is directly proportional to its cost.

My nails have cracked, chipped, dented, perenadonkey (LOL), and they are still here.

I'm saying goodbye though to the way I was reviewing nailpolishes unless something
new and groundbreaking comes along then I will update you.
Nailpolishes will always be my thang so don't be alarmed new and better thangz are coming.

Hope you have a great week
xx
Zanele

Friday, August 26, 2016

Weekend Reading | Giveaways & All






I have to say that this has been he most busiest week on the blog so far this year, I guess the spring/summer rush is beginning now (happy & excited).
I would like to thank you guys so much for the love that you have shown me, bigger and better things are coming so watch this space.

The week began with the a great review; I also did a Face of the day post; which was followed by a Youtube post (aaaih guys I'm a horrible Youtuber, that's why I barely have posts up there **something I have to work towards**) and finished things off with a second giveaway for the blog. Shuuuuu I did the most hey.

Weekend Reading:

1. Vaseline Pure Jelly Range Review
2, Beauty | Face Of The Day & Products Used
3, Youtube | How I Use Vaseline PJ In My Everyday Life
4. NEW African Extracts Purifying Range | ***GIVEAWAY***

P.S. Winner of the *****VASELINE GIVEAWAY******  got announced today, please check out the winner thoughout all my social media pages.

Facebook - In Out & Around Soweto Blog

Instagram - @zanelemondi

Twitter - @zanelemondi

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW African Extracts Purifying Range | ***GIVEAWAY*** CLOSED

NEW African Extracts Purifying Range | http://www.africanextracts.com
3-in-1 Facial Wipes – R48.95
Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover -R79.99
Spot-Treatment – R59.95
Face-Scrub - R51.95
Pore-Clearing Scrub – R64.95
In the beginning of the month I entered the #PurifyOurWorld Competition which was ran by African Extracts you can see the previous post HERE, to sum up that competition the winner had to share how they purify their world by either working with the charity of their choice, or something simple like sorting out papers.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY!!!

*African Extracts has been so generous to offer two of my blog readers a chance to WIN 4 brand NEW Purifying Products, which launched in-stores recently.

The new products include:
•    Pore-Clearing Scrub – to gently eliminate blackheads and keep pores clean. R64.95
•    Spot-Treatment – a handy tube application that helps dry out, soothe and heal spots. R59.95
•    3-in-1 Facial Wipes – a must-have skin-saver for women on the go. Removes makeup, cleans and leaves skin fresh and shine free. Perfect for gym and hot summer days, after a park run or simply when they going gets a little tough. Fragrance free in a convenient re-sealable container!
R48.95
•   Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover – non-greasy remover that wipes away even waterproof makeup at a stroke. R79.99

 WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!!!

All you have to do is tell me why your #SkinLovesRooibos on my Blog or on social everywhere 
ALSO  Like My Facebook Page ( In Out & Around Soweto Facebook Page ) and you could win.

Competition closes on the 31st of August 2016 and it is opened to SA, Namibia and Botswana residents only.
Winners will be announced Spring Day (01 September 2016).

Goodluck

*Competition is kindly sponsored by African Extracts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Youtube | How I Use Vaseline PJ In My Everyday Life

On Monday I reviewed the Vaseline Pure Jelly  Range on the blog - HERE

Today I'm sharing with you, how I use the Vaseline PJ in my everyday life.

Please don't mind the noise in the background, my sister was very excited this weekend.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beauty | Face Of The Day & Products Used


Just when you think it's about to get a bit warmer, nature reminds
us that it is still winter (the struggle is real).
On Sunday I posted the above half picture on Instagram, and
I thought I should share the make-up details as a Face Of The Day
post as I haven't done one in a while (just checked the last one was in December).
Most of the products used are affordable, available in  drugstores and
I have reviewed most of the products on the blog.
Primer // Maybelinne BabySkin // HERE
Foundation // Revlon Colorstay (Caramel) // HERE
Eyes - LA Girl (Almond as primer) HERE  // Eyebrow Pencil HERE
Eyes - LA Girl (Almond as primer) HERE // Eyesliner (Edgars ) // Eyebrow Pencil HERE
Eyes - LA Girl (Almond as primer) HERE // Eyesliner (Edgars ) // Eyebrow Pencil HERE
*Powders - Essence (Fixing Loose Powder) // Essence (Mattifying Compact Powder)
Highlight & Contouring - BornPrettyStore (Contour Pallete) HERE // LA Girl HERE - All About Matt! (60 Mahagony) - Essence Coverstick (50 Caramel) HERE
Lips - Revlon (Ultra HD) HERE
Essence (All You Need Is Red) HERE
*Reviews on the powders coming soon.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Vaseline Pure Jelly Range Review

It's Monday we made it!!!
Today I thought that I should do something different and give a breakdown of the Vaseline® Pure Jelly Range. I have used most of the jellys and I hope that the summary does give you a clear breakdown the next time you go shopping.

Vaseline® has partnered with international medical aid organisation Direct Relief
and is on a mission to help restore the skin of 5 million people living in vulnerable
conditions by 2020.
The Vaseline® Healing Project is just one way that Unilever has
 pledged to create a brightFuture for all people, through its commitment
to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and its own Sustainable Living Plan,
adopted in 2010.

Which is why I have asked that you nominate a school of your choice,because good skin habits start at an early age. You can read more about the giveaway and  Vaseline® Healing Project HERE (Competition closes on the 26th of August 2016,so you still have a chance of winning).


Let me breakdown the Vaseline® that we all love so much.

ORIGINAL
    100% pure petroleum jelly. Triple-purified. Purity guaranteed.
    Gentle on your skin, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (will not block pores)
    Reduces the appearance of fine, dry lines
    Helps protect minor cuts and scrapes
    Protects your skin from windburn and chapping
COCOA BUTTER
    Keeps your skin moisturised and glowing all day
    Contains cocoa butter
    Gentle on your skin, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (will not block pores)
    Made with triple-purified jelly. Purity guaranteed
GERM SAFE
    Triple-purified
    Offers 99.9% germ protection
    Locks in moisture to keep skin soft and smooth

BEST FOR: DRY SKIN, GERM PROTECTION, ANTIBACTERIAL
VITAMIN E
    Keeps your skin soft and restored
    Contains Vitamin E
    Gentle on your skin, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (will not block pores)
    Made with triple-purified jelly. Purity guaranteed
MEN
Vaseline® Men Petroleum Jelly Cooling is a petroleum jelly that has been created especially for men’s skin care needs.
Like all Vaseline petroleum jelly products, it has been triple purified and effortlessly locks in moisture to keep skin soft and smooth.
It is ideal for use after sports – the cooling effect will leave you feeling instantly refreshed
and rejuvenated.

ALOE
BEST FOR: DRY SKIN, DRY ITCHY SKIN, CRACKED SKIN

SHOP : HERE

To find out more about the Vaseline® Healing Project you can follow this link:
http://www.vaseline.co.za/thevaselinehealingproject.html

Post proudly brought to you by Vaseline® (spon)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review | CLARINS Everlasting Foundation SPF15


I'm welcoming the Clarins brand on the blog today as I will be reviewing their Everlasting Foundation SPF15 30ml R415. This is long overdue as this is my second bottle, the first one I got as part of the test review for Beauty South Africa back in November 2015. I always wanted to review it but I wanted to test the foundation in Winter as I have dry skin. SO if you love full coverage make-up like me this one is for you.

I usually don't spend more than R300 bucks on foundations but this foundation made me splurge big time. The quality of this foundation has got me good, I have been wearing the Clarins Foundation on weekends only because it is that good.

Here are some reason why the Clarins Everlasting Foundation is great for me.

The packaging! have a look at the above pictures, really need I say more?
It comes in a frosted glass with a "gold' top.
It comes with a pump, and which allows for great control so that not much product is wasted.
I love the packaging from box throughout, I'm simply impressed.

The coverage is full, if you are looking for a full coverage foundation this one is for you.
I don't color correct/conceal when using this foundation guys. I only hightlight and contour (should needs be). When I say full coverage don't assume ooh I will look like I have a mask, no no no this foundation is light on the skin.

The finish of the product is semi-matte which is why I wanted to wait till winter to review the foundation, so that I can test the matte finish on my skin as other foundations tend to get ashy and cakey this time of the year. Guess what the Clarins Everlasting Foundation holdups, no cakeyness or ashyness here.

You know when you wear other foundations in the morning and by mid-day you ask yourself where did that foundation go?Well this one does not do that, the foundation has great staying power Clarins claims that the foundation lasts up to 18 hours though (but I will not be testing that) the 8-9 hours are just fine with me.

This is the first high-end foundation I get to review on the blog, and I must say I'm impressed with it and it is convincing me to buy more high end foundations to test and try out. So I will say if you are looking for a high-end product with a medium/full coverage, please do grab this one.

The foundation overall has set the bar really high for me.

SHOP : HERE

Pictures of what the Everlasting Foundation looks like on my skin to follow on posts to come.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Avon Flawless CC Powder SPF30 Review




A review is due on the blog and today I'm breaking down the Avon's CC Powder R159.00 which I got
at the Avon's Beauty For A Purpose Event, I got soo many great products I might even start an Avon Series,
lets see how this review goes.

Avon claims that the powder is supposed to brighten your skin while colour correcting it.
Avon also claims the CC powder is also a full coverage product and contains
vitamins A, C and E and white tea extracts.

The packaging is standard packaging for Avon's products.
You get a mirror inside, and sponge type applicator( I prefer using a powder brush for this product though).

I have never been so confused in my whole life regarding a beauty product. You know when you read reviews online some people say they use the CC Powder as a base, *confused* as how can one use a powder as base?
What about us that need layers of liquid foundation the powder will just disappear.

NO NO NO.

I finally figured out how to use it.
I actually use it as a finishing powder and when I tell you magic in a powder I mean it.
The CC Powder gives you that flawless courage that other finishing powders don't give, so I guess I will be using my CC Powder as my finishing powder. 

Would I purchase the product?
Yes

Price
4/5

*Will be sharing how it looks like on my skin on posts to come. 
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