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
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