Thursday, August 31, 2017

New In | Skin Republic

Hey guys, Skin Republic has been dropping some great affordable masks lately and I just thought that I should share with you some off the masks that I will be trying in the month of September. 

COLLAGEN: Hydrogel Under Eye Patch 
Skin Republic says the under eye patches help to target five eye-area agers which are the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness, puffiness, dark circles and dryness. 
The under eye patches contain collagen, green tea, aloe vera and vitamin A & E
the mask usually retails from R48.00

*YOUTHFOIL: Foil Mask Sheet 
Skin Republic here says that the foil sheet mask contains a double dose of Hyaluronic acid and the foil helps o lock in moisture for nourished, younger and more luminous looking skin. 
the mask usually retails from R85.00

*BUBBLE PURIFYING + CHARCOAL: Face Mask Sheet
This Skin Republic contains charcoal y'all... Skin Republic say the face mask is made from Activated Charcoal and when exposed to air the oxygenating mask begins to bubble and foam. The mask eliminates impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells for a bright, fresh and luminous complexion. 
the mask usually retails from R44.00

I can't wait to start using my new masks...

xx

Zanele

Prices taken from TAKEALOT.COM

*PR/Gifted products... you can see my disclaimer here

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review | Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead

Hey guys, to keep the skincare week going, I just thought that I should review the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-blackhead (Wash, Scrub, and Mask) retail R99.99, so without wasting any of your time let us jump straight to it.

The claim:
Garnier claims that the mask is different because it can be used as a wash, scrub and mask to visibly reduce even the most resistant blackheads and help to prevent their appearance. 
Garnier also continues to break-down each function from the wash part, to the mask part and all those instructions and functions are written at the back of the product.

The product:
The Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-blackhead comes in a tube similar to most Garnier cleansing products. What makes this product pop-out from the rest is that the container comes in black, I'm sure it is to emphasize that there is charcoal in the ingredients. 
When you squeeze the tube up, a thick grey-ish like substance that smells minty comes out. 

My experience:
I bought this Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-blackhead because I really wanted to try it out because I just have been developing alot of bad blackheads lately and just wanted to see if the mask would help. My first thought was that it comes in a tube like form and that is great because we all know how these masks that come with open containers can be messy. At first try I used it as a mask and I was pretty impressed with how quickly it dried up, but man that minty smell does not agree with my eyes they kept on crying. I'm checking the label now and it does not say anything about mint only claims to have a blueberry extract. Lately I have been using the 3-in-1 as a scrub and I feel like for me it works better that way. 


My verdict: 
Overall I'm happy with what the Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-blackhead has to offer, as the price is good and my blackheads are minimized the only boring part really for me is that this blueberry extract/minty smell is a bit harsh for my eyes. Would I recommend this, yes. 

Thanks for making it this far...you are awesome. 

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review | New Dove DermaSpa Range

Soweto, South Africa
 Hey guys today I have a mini review, gosh! I missed doing reviews and since I haven't been wearing much make-up and really just focusing on my skin,
this week I will just be reviewing some skincare stuff. 

To start off I will be reviewing the *Dove DermaSpa range. I have sectioned them in the parts (The Daily Essentials(pictured above), the go to's and the favorites.

THE DAILY ESSENTIALS

Dove Original and Mineral Touch Roll-on. Dove says that the roll-on contains 1/4 of moisture, alcohol free and lasts for 48hours. I always have gravitated towards Dove roll-on's because they are alcohol free and now that they have introduced the moisture cream I'm sold as my under-arms are not ashy at all. The 48hour part shall be tested this Summer LOL, but over all I'm happy. 

Dove Original and Mineral Touch Antiperspirant does the same job as the Dove Original and Mineral Touch Roll-on's so if you are not a roll-on fan I recommend this one. The thing that I like with antiperspirants is that they have a greater fragrance than roll-on's. 

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you would have noticed that I went blonde sometime in June and ooh boy the struggle has been real. My hair is now not as thick as it used to be I'm not complaining though cause I'm all about experimenting, so I continued treating my hair each week as usual and recently I have gone back to black cause I just can't blonde anymore. The shampoo and conditioner that I have been using continually are these two, my hair breakage has been minimal and they contain zero parabens guys.

THE GO TO's

 Dove DermaSpa Cashmere Comfort (Body Butter), if you have been following my blog forever you would know that I suffer from very dry skin and after the Vaseline PJ's you would know that I tend to gravitate towards moisturizers that cater to very, very dry skin and the Dove Body Butter does just that. One thing about the new Dove lotions is that they have a great staying power and they don't leave my skin skin feeling sticky. 

Dove DermaSpa Uplifted+ and Body lotion and Massaging body roll-on, guys the body roll is just one of those products that had me at Hello!, I have never used any massaging rolling on products before. My first thought was too much product will come out because while you are busy massaging the roll-on on your body the contents come out, and no no no! it has an on and off component which is just super and on those other days when you don't have time to use the massager just grab the uplifted+ body lotion.
THE FAVOURITES

Dove DermaSpa goodness Body lotion and Silky body oil, these two have been my favourites this winter and I will carry on using them throughout Spring and Summer. The Silky Body Oil will be featured soon on my coming favorites video on YouTube and you will see how awesome it works on my body. 

Overall the Dove range is great, whether you just want to grab the roll-on or the silky body oil I recommend everything as they are worth the buy. 

If you made it this far...You are a star. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele 

*PR/gifted products - see my disclaimer here

Monday, August 28, 2017

Manicure Monday | Mini TV Reviews

Soweto, South Africa
On my nails Revlon Colorstay /// shade Up The Ante
Hey guys, hopefully your winter has been great. I spent most of my time at home and I got to catch-up on some TV. So this weeks Manicure Monday post will really be me giving my mini reviews on the shows that I have watched recently. 
N.B. Spoiler Alert I just ramble on about mostly reality shows. 

So I will start off with.

TJOVI TJO (airs on SABC1  Sundays)
This show is really boring guys, there is just too much crying going on there... if you don't believe me see Episode 1 and the other episode that aired yesterday just too much crying.
Side note: Shaka Zulu airs after the show stick around for it.

BEING BONANG (airs on VUZU Amp Fridays)
I won't say much about it cause most of the footage I have seen is from the VUZU website as I'm on DSTV Extra and my package does not allow for me to catch it there. The clips that I have seen are not bad and can't wait to catch it on VUZU 116 when it airs just like many other series cause at present I just can't afford to upgrade.

REAL HOUSEWIFE'S (airs on VUZU weekdays 17:30)
Speaking of Vuzu got to watch the Real Housewife's of Atlanta and Beverly Hills and all I can say is drama, I love these reality shows and just can't get enough of them. Things that mainly catch my eye on reality TV is the drama that happens there and how the show is produced for us the audience and all I can say is Bravo has it good with these reality shows Good Job guys

DISKI DIVA'S (airs on Mzansi Magic)
Being a fan from season1 episode1 when one diva claimed to be able to differentiate a fake red bottom shoe to an authentic one I knew that this show will be good. Pity for the cat fights that occurred outside shooting times though.... This show would still be good. Season 3 is just a big no no. I have moved on to real diva's on E! and they are called WAGS which is just an awesome upgrade from watching Diski Diva's. I'm sorry but when I watch Diski Diva's now I just see a show that went through a lot of budget cuts and it is showing.

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (airs almost all the time on E!)
Cause I haven't blogged for sooo long, (like 3 months and I think season 13 was still running then I will just talk about it for a bit cause I want to talk about Kylie). Season 13 was pretty hard because episode 2 dealt with Kim's Paris horror, so after taking sometime off to spend with her family she finally thought yeap I'm really ready to be in public again. Kim is just an inspiration... and congratulations on her make-up line KKW which might never get reviewed on the blog this year cause it is just tooo expensive, but her sister Kylie is just killing it right now.

THE LIFE OF KYLIE (airs almost all the time on E!)
I watched 3 episodes and so far I'm hooked, Kylie is sooo soft spoken I can't deal with that but I will just over look it cause the show is great. I just hate that it only plays for 30 minutes couldn't her production company negotiate for an hour show, such a bummer. I really like the show and I see myself watching it all the time.

LIVNG THE DREAM WITH SOMIZI (airs on Mzansi Magic)
Is it just me or are you also watching repeats of this show also, Somizi just hooks you from the word Go! I like that. I like how the show is also shot, can we have the show running for an hour when it comes back for season 3 (".)

iNUMBER NUMBER (airs on Mzansi Magic)
I could be wrong here but the series seems to be a continuation from the movie (with the same name) but that is really unfair for people that never saw the movie, hence why the show does not make any sense. Alot of things just don't make sense in this series. I just wished they took notes from movies turned series like the Lethal Weapon franchise. Anywho thats my opinion.


I have been watching a lot of other shows on TV but didn't want to make this post long. If you like posts like these please do tell me as I did enjoy typing out this one, and wouldn't mind doing mini reviews maybe on a bi-weekly?

If you made it this far... You are a star ***

See you soon

xxx

Zanele

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Let’s Talk...

On my nails Avon | Red Bombshell
This post is soo late, but here I go. I have been typing out this post and deleting it so many times during July, but I think that you deserve an explanation for my absence from the blog and basically everywhere else…. Stick around till the end cause I’m also going in a rant there…

THE BAD
July is such a bad month for me as a lot of my loved ones passed on during this month, so most of the time (should I have a job at that particular moment I choose to be on leave and just take time to bond with family and friends). This July was not very easy for me as well, cause someone very close to me lost a parent so yet again we had to grieve and I just decided to spend every moment at home close to the people that I love.

THE UGLY
The sad part really is I haven’t been creating content for the blog and everywhere else, and when companies send me stuff I’m not really keen on taking out my camera and snapping about the goodies that I have received on that particular day and (this act might have blacklisted me from a few companies “””side note”””” I saw the unfollowing’s on social ***wink***.  The ugly also is that I wasn’t able to attend some events that I really did want to go to and then again most probably on the blacklist now.

THE GOOD
As you read this it will be my last day today from my 9-5 due to some unfortunate circumstances that were beyond everyone’s control and I think that the universe is speaking to me to actually focus on writing and creating content (while searching for another job – wish me luck guys), although it will be difficult for me to blog and create content for YouTube (cause blogging and YouTubing is so expensive), I’m letting it all out there and will be doing it either way. 

THE DUMB
I have been stalking some Instagram/YouTube pages while I was off and dammmn I think that I need a theme for my page aswell, and a blurry background for YouTube (**sulking**), PUN is intended on my statement but I have seen that companies do gravitate more toward pages that are themed but where is the fun in seeing pictures that are brown and black, what happened to individuality?!

THE DUMBER
Speaking of Instagram its algorithms are just something else, so I need to sponsor every post now for me to be able to get the people that follow me to see it *right*. I used to be part of the like4like, follow4follow  crews and I’m not ashamed to say that and that’s how I got to the follow count that I’m at today, but I’m getting tired of the follow4follow game (so this weekend I worked on minimizing my following count so that I can actually see post from brands, “”although that might be depressing at times but I need to so that I can create posts that are relevant for that particular time””.)
I will also be sponsoring some posts on Instagram cause I need likes and all LOL  and Instagram you are killing me, but a girl has got to do what she needs to do.

CONCLUSION
This post really was not to make you sad I just wanted to let it all out there so that when I do blog soon you will see that I do actually care for my blog. The family is okay, we just have to learn to deal with the pain and treat each day as if it was our last.

Thanks for making it this far and thank you so much for the LOVE
.
See You Soon

xoxo


Zanny
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