Saturday, December 9, 2017

WEEKEND READING

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


xx

Zanele

Friday, December 8, 2017

***UPDATED*** VLOGMAS DAY 7 | HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
I can't believe that I have been vlogging on my YouTube Channel for 7 days straight, but don't worry I haven't forgotten about the blog. 

GIVEAWAY TIME: LongandLasting SA has offered to give 3 of my followers a chance to win their hair care hamper worth R500. 

Here is what you need to do to win: 

- Follow @LongandLastingSA (on Facebook and Instagram) and Tag 2 Friends

- You also need to be subscribed to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvP__pZjkEW2Pmr9dGWPJfw

***UPDATE***Giveaway closes - 19 January 2018 and winner to be announced on all my social media 

20th January 2018

Goodluck guys, 

See you soon. 

xx

Thursday, December 7, 2017

One Year | Natural Hair Update

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well okay I'm sharing with you my one year natural update. 
This post is bitter sweet cause my hair should be much longer but I decided to be adventurous in June and go blonde and now I'm paying the price, totally bored. 
Since then I have been working on my brittle hair and been trying to make sure that I stick to a once a week routine of washing and styling it #bennyandbetty as I wear wigs on the daily. 
 WASH, CONDITION & TREAT

I have been sticking with Pure Royal with the is one as they contain no sulftes, parabens, silcones and no salt (yes salts are very drying to the hair). 

I did the whole routine on my YouTube channel showing you all products used and all the step by step instructions, which are pretty simple and once your try my methods, 
you will notice the difference. 
TREAT, MOISTURISE & SHINE

I plate my hair I then go in with my hair food from LongandLasting followed by the hair spray, I like  the two products together because they are not too oily as I use a wig on the daily and I don't want much product to over lap in it. 

My natural hair routine is pretty simple and basic, and that is how 
I like to keep it hence why the big chop right. 


Hope you enjoyed it. 

xx

Zanele 
*pr/gifted products

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FOTD & TUTORIAL | VERY NUDE LIPS

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay, I filmed this look for YouTube and I think it actually came out well other than the lighting situation obviously (Linked Below)
It's been forever since I last shared an FOTD post and why not today. 

List of all products below are all affordable and available In Out & Around Soweto (",)

Products Used
Essence Brow Pencil 02
Ponds BB Cream – Chocolate
Orange LA Girl Conceal
Rimmel Lasting Foundation shade Golden Caramel
LA Girl Fawn
Yarldley Absolute Translucent Powder
Essence The Glow Must Go On 
Colors by Foschini Eyeshadow
Essence Precise Eyeliner
Eyelure Lashes 140
Avon Setting Spray
Mark by Avon shade Dare To Be Bare Liquid Lip


See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

REVIEW | WIG WASH DAY ROUTINE USING TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys hope all is great and okay and your Christmas plans are coming along really well.

 Other than spending money on a new wig this season how about washing and conditioning the one's that we already have and the best product that works for me is the
TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH Range. 

I have shared a YouTube Post showing you step by step visuals on how I keep my R1200 Human Hair wig from StyleDiva still looking great 14 months later. 

The claim: 
The tag line that TRESemmé use for their Keratin Smooth range is: "Fed up with frizz? Our redesigned formula, with luxurious Marula Oil, delivers not 1, but 5 smoothing benefits that give you silky, frizz-controlled hair for up to 72 hours*. 
*TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner system vs. non-conditioning.

The product: 
The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth is all red and white, and if you know about all the available TRESemmé ranges then you would now that this is one of their most distinct ranges interms of colour as you can easily find it on the shelves which makes the packaging really great for me. 

The shampoo and conditioner also comes in a generous 750ml pack which you can get minimum 2 months worth of use when you wash your wigs on the weekly basis. 
The new baby in the family which is the Shine Oil comes in a 50 ml bottle that is transparent and allows for you to see the oil,
 which I'm not complaining cause a little goes a long way here. 
My experience: 
Firstly the shampoo and conditioners are really thick and not watery 
which means that a little goes a long way and all one needs to do is dampen their hair a bit and use a little product, which I had to learn the hard way cause the products I used in the past on my wigs would be watery and require alot of shampoo and conditioner for the previous product to go out. 

Another product which is similar to the conditioner but not really is the Deep Smoothing Mask 
which I think is the need to have product when you want to make sure that 
your weave actually is frizz free and
 easy to style once air dried. 

My Verdict: 
All I can say is if you have a wig/weave and you need this range because it will
 ensure that the wig is kept well conditioned and frizz free, plus if you can spend R1500 upwards spending +/- R250 on products to maintain the hair shouldn't be that bad. 
Hope you enjoyed my review and demo video. 

SHOP: HERE

Lots of Love

Zanele

Monday, December 4, 2017

Manicure Monday | The Real Reason Behind My Vlogmas

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, I have been absent here on the Blog, Instagram and YouTube really 
other than the recent uploads and all. I have been sorting out my life and all. 
Well I'm glad I took the time off cause 
it's always good to reflect. 

I'm doing #vlogmas this year really because I'm not much of a talker and I don't normally share things instantly on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so I feel like sharing posts on the through 
YouTube will be my way of bring you into my life. 

My life is not at all that interesting so I will just be sharing snippets over here and there as vlogs and the other things will be the normal YouTube content
 cause I really don't want to bore you. 

So ya this is it for today's post, please don't forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. 


See you soon. 

Lots of Love

Zanele

Sunday, December 3, 2017

GUESS WHAT | I'm Going To Be A Mommy

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, I'm going to make this one really short, I really didn't want to share this but however I have shared so much already about my life, weight-loss struggles and all that not sharing 
these news would really be unfair. 

I'm really excited and nervous at the time as I don't know what to expect, but my sisters are both here to share the journey with me and prepare me for this new journey that I will be entering into soon. 

As for how many months I'm at apparently I'm not allowed to share that and the due date aswell (African things), however I will say keep watching the vlogs and all as 
I will be sharing my journey there.

Wish me luck guys. 

#ImGoingToBeAMommy

Lots of Love 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

HIGH TEA | WITH AFRICAN BEAUTY BLOGGERS

Soweto, South Africa
My Saturday was spent at the gorgeous 54 on Bath Rosebank where the beautiful Fashion Blogger 
Vennessa @mis_nessah (Instagram) had something some exciting news to share with us and that was she is launching her YouTube Channel. 

So I shared a vlog on that and would love for you to check it out. 

Goodluck Venessa on your new journey, we will be routing for you all the way. 

Watch VLOG:  HERE

Lots of Love

Zanele

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hello December 2017

Soweto, South Africa
Happy December, gosh I love this season not only is it a time to spend with family and friends but a time to reflect on all things good and bad that we went experienced throughout the year. 

If you have been following the blog then you will know how much I love this season, cause maybe my family brought me up in a way that made me enjoy Christmas and New Years so much that their 
tradition grew on me. 

For me although Christmas and New Years are all commercialized now, the true essence of it all still remains and that is just to be happy and spend time with the family. 

The plan for this Christmas is just to spendtime with the family and have fun and you know how we people of Soweto have fun right. I might not be going out that much drinking alcoholic beverages because I'm carrying my bundle of joy however I will be overdosing on food. 

So please come share your Christmas and New Years with us, 
I would love to see what you get up to. 

Lots of love

Zanele

Monday, November 27, 2017

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

Happy Monday, this week will be pretty busy on the blog as we are preparing for #Vlogmas and #Blogmas so we are just finalizing all the posts that need to go out. The first review that we 
want up is the *Neutrogena  Hydro Boost Water Gel that has been on trail by me Intokazy, 
so here the review goes, 

The Claim:
Here is what Neutrogena claims about the product: Introducing Hydro Boost Water Gel, a unique moisturiser with a light texture and the long lasting, intense nourishing power of  a cream , that absorbs instantly and keeps skin hydrated all day.

The Product:
I must say that the product is in a very attractive light blue and silver packaging. Opening the box the container has a white lid and glossy blue container. After opening the lid you can't help but to love the smell of the hydro gel, that also comes in a light blue form.

My Experience:
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost has a jell like consistency. When I first applied it I knew it would hydrate my face. The gel is fast to absorb and it keeps my skin smooth after application and  hydrated for the whole day.

My Verdict:
I find the product convenient for everyday use. Fast to use also a good primer when using make-up. The only thing that is missing is SPF for our South African climate.

My routine is pretty simple: Firstly washed my face with luke-warm water using “Johnson's Face Care’’ oil control facial wash. After my skin was dry, I applied the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Continued with the same application method for two times a day for seven days.

Retails : R99 on the site Take-A-Alot

Thank you so much for reading my review, hope to see you soon.

Intokazy
xoxo

*PR/Gifted products 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

YouTube | PEP Haul

Hey guys, on the blog today I share with you some items I recently bought at PEP
Jabulani Mall in Soweto. 
They are products my family and I use on the daily and I thought that I should share them with you. 

Sharing these products really make me happy because 
it is the main reason why I began blogging. 
To make the normal to us okay and that we should not #StopHiding

Bramley Deodorant Spray Diamonds – R21.99
Bramley Pink Blossom Body lotion 400ml
 Bramley Diamond Body Butter 250ml
Bramley Tissue Oil
Bramley Glycerine Cream 75ml tub – R9.99
Comfitex Feminine Wipes – R19.99
Brazilian Hair Grow Oil – R89.99 Available at Clicks

SHOP : HERE


Thank you soo much. 

Have a great day

xx

Zanele

Monday, November 20, 2017

Covering TRESemmé , Zando & Wellness Warehouse Events

On My Nails KANGOL /// shade BitterSweet (Picture Taken at TRESemme event last week. 
 Happy Monday we made it. 

Things have been really crazy on the blog and our daily lives from imishado (weddings) to imincwabo (funerals), product launches and other things that validate that we 
are still human and alive. 
The weekend was great I did tell that Paxton was gonna win Idols SA right, 
but this post is really not about what happened this weekend but what we got up to last week. 

TRESemmé #InspiredByNYFW

Last Tuesday night TRESemmé hosted the Inspired By New York Fashion Week (NYFW)
 Hair Collection, hosted by Lalla Hirayama, the event showcased the latest hair trends straight off the NYFW runway. The hair styles were created by Ceecee Mabaso, a local stylist that TRESemmé partnered with and sent to work backstage at NYFW, alongside global TRESemmé hairstylist and stylist to the stars. 

Last night, Ceecee re-created the top hair trends that came out of New York Fashion Week, including Effortlessly Cool, On the Wild Side and Tousled Texture from the Carolina Herrera, Rebecca Minkoff, and Jonathan Simkai shows, among others. These looks were complimented by garments from local fashion designers Kisua, Mantsho and design duo Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume.

On the blog very soon, we will be recreating some of the hairstyles that were on show, so keep your eye on the look out. 

Thank you kindly for the great event TRESemmé
our experience of being backstage and then sitting front row to experience 
the fashion and hair show will never be the same again.
...
Zando.com & Wellness Warehouse #WellnessWithZando
Then Thursday morning we got up really early in the morning to attend a Wellness Day hosted by Zando and Wellness Warehouse
Shuuu, we tried Yoga for the first and it was rather interesting and all I can say is my body is still hurting (but in a good way), however we enjoyed the experience and will be trying it again. 

Firstly welcome Zando and the Wellness Warehouse to the blog, they will not be strangers. 

And thank you kindly for the invite, our idea of Yoga will never be the same again. 


And thank you so much for making it this far. 

Let us make this week great. 

xx

Around Soweto Blog
Cindy and Intokazy

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

AFRIDERM PEELING GEL & EYE CREAM REVIEW

Hey guys, this review has been a long time coming...and if I don't do it I won't be able to brag about the products in posts to come. Today I'm welcoming a brand that I'm familiar with as they are one of the few brands that are out there that have ventured into the Soweto market. The brand is called AFRIDERM and the very first product that I bought from them was their handlotion cause you know how much I love hand lotions. Okay okay let's get straight to the review. 

The claim: 
*Peeling Gel: Removes old skin cells, nourishes the layers beneath, and encourages skin regeneration. The gentle action clears away dry, rough patches and dark skin left by blemishes, for a smoother, even-toned face. 
*Eye Cream: Complete refreshment for fatigued eyes, soothing tired skin while improving firmness contains Aleo, Shea Butter and Green Tea. 

The product: 
It comes in clean white container and the tops are a dark toned chrome goldish 
(hope you get my explanation here - but pictures don't lie (see image below)). 

My Experience. 
When I first saw AFRIDERM at Edgars Jabulani Mall in Soweto I first gravitated towards the packages and got intrigued because it claimed to be For ALL Dark Skin Tones and I was happy because not a lot of products are made for exclusively us sisters of a darker skin tone. Secondly the packaging is gorgeous and thirdly a product that claims to target the issues that I mainly deal with which is tired dull skin, so I would say AFRIDERM got me at hello.

Trying on the peeling gel for the first time for me was a bit extra because I had an expectation that once it dries up it will actually start peeling, which it does but a small amount... Then my sister (Cindy) had to remind me that is a peeling cleansing gel and not a mask so it won't peel of that much. The peeling gel does what it claims to do and I like that it does not leave my skin feeling dry. 

The eye cream for me didn't work cause even though it is made for people with sensetive eyes like mine, I'm sure the fragrance decided to take center stage because it does smell a little scented. 

My Verdict:
Overall I'm happy with the peeling gel because although it peels it does not leave my skin feeling dry, and I would pass the eye cream. I have my eye out for their serum though on my next shopping trip.

Afriderm Peeling Gel retail - R120 - SHOP HERE

Afriderm Eye Cream - R235 - SHOP HERE

Hope you enjoyed my review. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele 

*Gifted/PR products

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

African Extracts ADVANTAGE RANGE Daily Repair Facial Oil Review

Hey darlings, earlier last month we got invited to the beautiful chilled Tashas in Mandela Square for breakfast by African Extracts. Today we are going to review a gorgeous product by African Extracts from their ADVANTAGE RANGE called *Daily Repair Facial Oil

The claim: 
This non-greasy treatment oil helps to reduce the appearance of dark marks and spots and protects skin from environmental damage. With the antioxidant power of Bio-Active Rooibos, vitamins and essential oils of geranium, German chamomile, rose, lavender and neem seed, this advanced, 100% natural derived lightweight oil helps reduce the signs of damage caused by environmental and lifestyle stress. Ideal skin that needs daily renewal and a brighter, more even skin tone. 
The product: 
It comes in a luxurious red box with gold trimmings.When you open the box, it comes in a gold cap, transparent bottle that enable you to see the contents inside. We like the packaging because if you didn't know that African Extract was a drugstore brand this product/advantage range could easily get mistaken as a high-end brand

Our experience:
The product has a dispenser dropper, that allows you to control the application easily because 2 to 3 drops you are okay, a little goes a long way here guys. Just because it is a facial oil it does not mean it will clog your pores, it just left our skin feeling hydrated and moisturized. 
We also like that the oil absorbs faster which we thought it wouldn't.

Another favourite has to be the SPF 15 enriched Hand and Nail cream which we got at the event also.

Our Verdict:
It is a great product because its affordable retails for R169.99 and with continuous use we saw our skin having more moisture in a good way. The only bad thing about it is that you have to handle it with care because one slight mistake it falls and you will find all your product on the floor...trust us we learnt the hard way.  


xoxo

Cindy and Intokazy

Monday, November 13, 2017

Manicure Monday | Weekend Catch-Up

On my nails Revlon Colorstay TopCoat ///Essence shade Hope For Love //// Avon shade White Gold

Hello Bazala, sharing my nails as #NOTD #NOTW because Intokazy has really short nails this week and Zanele's nails are in another state right now, so I'm saving Manicure Monday for you. This post will be just me sharing my thoughts. 

I have noticed that each and every season has that one colour that just stands out. I think that dusty pink is just everywhere, and I'm really loving it because it is just one of my favourite colours. 

Another thing that seems to be on trend this year is clothing with roses...everyone calls it "FIVE ROSES", and I've seen some very strange combinations but I will say the jeans looks wayyyy better than t-shirts soo far. 

I watched Idols this weekend I vote for Paxton she is young and vibrant, I like that.... I can't believe she is the first one to get a golden ticket in Cape Town and has made it to the finals this girl has it. #TeamPaxton

Two words Destruction Boys, I first heard of them when I went to the KZN earlier this year and these boys are just all over now.... I can't complain cause I'm a fan also. 

Well that is it for my first Manicure Monday post. 

xoxo

Cindy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Event | SURVIVOR Wine Tasting in Soweto

Sanibonani bo #SebenzaGirl this is Ntokazy and Cindy bringing to you our first ever post for the blog and it is an event not just any event but a wine event held at the gorgeous Just Badela Resturant in the famous neighbourhood Orlando West in our beautiful home town of Soweto. 

We are just glad that our first event for the blog was in Soweto 
and now we can venture South Africa. 

THE STORY BEHIND THE WINE
One fine day, as a truck laden with cattle rattled past D.B. Rust's farm, one of the passengers decided The Cow Stops Here. She jumped.Not only did she survive, but she has thrived, and even produced several offspring. Because she embodies the forthright sprit of the Swartland, this creamy, barrel fermenetd wine with the lingering tropical fruit notes and vibrant minerality, pays tribute to our noble *Nguni cow, Survivor. 

*Nguni cattle are the traditional livestock of the Zulu people of South Africa

Okay okay the story behind the wine is really interesting and makes one think...mmmh

So back to the event, on Wednesday night we spent the evening tasting wine to officially introduce Survivor Wines to the Soweto market and we had fun. 

We tasted a variety of wines and you can also see what we had to taste

Our favorite has to be SURVIVOR CHARDONNAY which is also sold out on their site. 

Overall we are glad that companies are taking chances and finally 
seeing that Soweto has so much to offer. 

Thank you soo much Survivor Wines for the invite, you will be on our shopping lists. 

xx

CindyxIntokazy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review | Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Metallic Lip Vinyl

Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Metallic Lip Vinyl
(Top to Bottom - Coppering, Chrome Pink, Queen B, Reign)
Hey guys, hope that you are having a great Thursday and the taxi strike didn't affect you as much as it did me (atleast I got a chance to blog). So here is the thing this post was supposed to go live last week the same time I shared my first impressions of the new Yardley Stayfast Matte Metallic Lippies on YouTube but rather late than never. 

I received the lippies a few weeks back and just wanted to do something different with them hence the YouTube video first then blog review after: 

Lets jump straight into the review:

P.S. the review will be focusing on the 4 new metallic shades (pictured above).
Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Metallic Lip Vinyl
(Top to bottom Miss Mauve, Rambling Rose, Killer Pink, 
Electric Tangerine, Engine Red, Femme Fatale)
The claim: 
Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Lip Vinyl in 4 NEW lustrous metallic shades. All the benefits of our coveted Stayfast Liquid Matte Lip Vinyl – high impact colour, 24 hour wear and an ultra-matte finish; now comes with a glittery, jewel like finish. Merging the staying power of a matte lipstick with the high wattage shine of a metallic!

Available in 4 shades: Reign, Queen B, Coppering and Chrome Pink

The product: 
The lippies come in the same pack as the already existing matte shades, if it wasn't for the sticker on top it would be a bit difficult to tell the metallic  to the mattes... However the metallic shades are pretty visible also because the bottle is transparent and all you see are shimmers withing the lip product... so I ain't complaining that much.

My experience. 
I was very skeptical with this matte mettalic trend I don't want to lie. Fistly I thought too much shimmer, the glitter within the lipsticks will be messy and just cause a disco around your mouth area... but Nope I was proven wrong which I like as the shimmers/metallic parts are saved by the matte part of the lippie (hope I make sense here)
Another thing is I thought that when I do apply them on the lips they would feel  heavy and won't dry out... I was proven wrong also here, the metallic lippies are one application you are happy, quick to dry and don't feel heavy on the lips.


My Verdict:
Everyone is releasing metallic shades these days and I must say Yardley did a great on this one. The Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Metallic Lip Vinyl are super affordable, lite on the lips and super quick to dry-out.
I would suggest you get all the colours but if I had to choose I would get Coppering and Reign

Yardley site : HERE

P.S. Clicks has them on sales for R95.95 : SHOP HERE

You can also watch my lip swatching video over HERE
Hope you enjoyed my review. 

See you soon

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT /// New Members WHATTTT?

LOL my title reads like and an over exaggerated YouTube post. 
Hey guys hope you have been well and okay and keeping cool cause Spring has me
 feeling some typa way, I'm not complaining though. 
Sorry for being MIA on the blog and everywhere lately, I am doing something about it. 

I have decided to bring two new people on the blog to cook up content for us. 
My sister and friend have seen the tight work schedule that I have and have volunteered 
to do more work for me, here on the blog. 

Been planning on asking them for a while but it just felt good that they offered first. 
So you will randomly see my sister taking over a Manicure Monday post, my friend Ntokozo sharing some transformations up in here and over on the YouTube Channel. 

So without wasting anymore of your time lets start with my sister....
Cindy Mondi
Sister - Cindy my real name Sindiswa but I prefer being called Cindy just nje!!!
Adore my kids (Mommy blogger finally whoop whoop)
Love a short blonde hair color
Very tall (When I walk in a room, you will see me)
Forever grateful for each and every day
Ntokozo Tshabalala
Friend - Intokazi that is how I would like to be called
Love life
Love going out
Love the spirit of helping people be themselves
LOVE MAKE-UP (more than Zanele)
You will learn more about me as we progress.

******************

So there you have it guys, my new team members, cause without them 
I'm lost, so if you see them at an event near you. 



HALLA

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Favourite Pink Products

A very over due hello, the month of October has been tough because I had to settle in a new job and I just wanted to just focus on that and if you are asking how the new job is so far so good.

October is breast cancer awareness month, the word breast cancer is really heavy so I thought that I should share some of my favorite pink products. Why Pink?! cause pink is associated wth breast cancer awereness and I just want to keep things light.

If you would like any support dealing with breastcancer or any other type of cancer please follow this link : http://www.cansa.org.za/

I also did a YouTube post sharing my current favorite products for the month of September/October, please come say Hi! September October Favourites


See you soon.

xx

Zanele

Monday, October 30, 2017

Event: 12th Annual iThembaWalkathon & Vlog






On Sunday the 22nd of October my family and I attended the 12th Annual iThembaWalkathon.... In attendance there was a crowd of more than 29 500 people making this the biggest cancer walkathon in the world, and my boyfriend laughs at me when I say I plan my year around the event.

This is my 3rd time at the event and I must say each year things get better as the years progress.

I'm glad to say I was part of the crowd and most definitely making this event part of the family for more coming years.

I also shared a vlog on the event please come say Hi...


Monday, October 2, 2017

Wishlist | SUPERBALIST SNEAKERS


Hey guys I hope that everything is well and okay, this week on the blog is Wishlist Week.... gosh I haven't done wishlists in a while. If you are new on the blog the rules are pretty simple I make wishlists on items and then go buy them (a majority of the that is)...then I will share and review them on the blog in upcoming posts. 

Today's wishlist is on Sneakers from the online  store Superblist. My sneaker collection is filled with neutral shades as I can dress them up and down. 


1. Superstar Foundation
By adidas Originals
R1199 (white) : SHOP

2. Wmn's Classic Cortez
By Nike
R1199

3. Wmn's Classic Cortez
NIKE
R1199

4. Superstar Foundation
By adidas Originals
R1199 (black and white)

5. ZX Flux Adv Virtue
By adidas Originals
R1399 (pink)


P.S. On your first purchase you get *R250 off on a minimum spend of R400 applies.

So here is my wishlist... any takers? 



See you soon 

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Best & Worst Part Of Blogging

Soweto, South Africa
Wet n Wild /// shade Left Marooned
Hey guys it's Tuesday and I'm back with another post, I was reading on some blogging tips this past weekend especially the good and worst things about blogging. This made me think of my journey and why I began blogging and just thought that I should share with you some of my experiences. 

The Worst: 
If you are not sharing your life then why are you blogging?
There was a time for me when I could find an escape on my blog and just ramble on about things that don't make sense. These days it seems like it is a pre-requisite to share something personal about your life when blogging or vlogging so my tip here is just share content you are comfortable with as it might come back to bite you. 

The Best: 
Why did you begin blogging?
Did you begin to blog just to get free products or are you trying to share issues maybe around your community or just issues that you are dealing with on the daily that might be a help to someone else. 
With a thousands of blogs and bloggers In Out & Around South Africa you need to have that something special that you bring on the table cause surely we are all talking lifestyle, beauty and everything else that is trending. 

I surely enjoy blogging, which seems to be currently over taken by YouTubing but hey I ain't complaining, cause if you can't beat them join them right?

Happy Tuesday

xx

Zanele

Monday, September 25, 2017

Event | One Night Only Concert with LUX









My Heritage Day 2017 was spent at the beautiful Longmeadow Function Venue - Fourways at the One Night Only Concert held by LUX South Africa. 

LUX recently collaborated with 3 very talented artists Lira, Nhlanhla Nciza and Moneoa to produce the LUX #WeAreMore Anthem which has had more than 1.8 million views on YouTube, which I think is super awesome. 

"LUX has always been associated with beauty pageants and now, the brand is taking a stand to embrace women for more than just their outward appearance. 
LUX believes women are so much more than what meets the eye;they are mothers, sisters, wives, business women, leaders,mentors, caregivers to name but a few things. The brand has developed a platform for all women to showcase their hidden facets that are often overlooked".

#WeAreMore the theme for the night was most definitely brought to life yesterday by the talented ladies, and on top of that Lira, Nhlanhla(Mafikizolo) and Moneoa gave individual performances of their most beloved hits. 

Last night was a night to remember as everyone was treated like a VIP and the words of encouragement that we received throughout the night were most definately for the books. 

Thank you LUX. 

xx

Zanele

For information information : LUX Website
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