Wednesday, September 5, 2018

YouTube | Almay Vlog #RevealThe TrueYou

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guys, every now and then I get invited to an event and even though I was extremely sick (still am) I put on my big girl boots and went there. 
Almay has rebranded and I have a mini vlog sharing with you all the new exciting things they
 have on offer. 

Thank you soo much for the invite Almay 
(Swatches/Product Reviews and Giveaway coming soon. 
Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel

More Information:


See you soon. 



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Persistence Quotes | How To Stay Motivated

Soweto, South Africa

Hope all is well and your day is off to a great start, I thought that I should share some quotes
 if you are like me at present going through the most, 
all I will say is hang in there all of this shall pass. 

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“The best way out is always through.”
― Robert Frost

“Keep Going

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Have a great day further



Quotes taken from Goodreads

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Bit Demotivated To Blog

Hey guys, I have been really under the weather lately and haven't felt like blogging at all. 
I would write a post and not publish it, because I will not even have the energy to promote it on social media. 
I don't want this to be the norm and I really do want to keep things on the lighter and happier side of things here on the blog but of late my life has been hectic and overloaded with work. 
I really do want to establish a great schedule where I bring to you great content that does not feel forced and generic, hope you really do forgive me, 
I'm only human after all. 

See you soon. 


Friday, August 3, 2018

YouTube | 0 to 100 Real Quick (Make-up Tutorial)

Watch full video



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

YouTube | Unboxing New Pond's vs Old Pond's

See you soon.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

First Impressions | POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys I'm doing this post just to share the pricing. 
I will load my first impressions tomorrow!

POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++ (RSP 119,99)
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ (RSP 119,99)
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Hydrating Day Gel SPF 15 PA++ (RSP 119,99)
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Night Cream (RSP 119,99)
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Perfecting Serum (RSP 119,99)
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Brightening Micellar Water (RSP 79,99)


1st impressions up!
See you soon. 



Monday, July 30, 2018

YouTube | Chit Chat GRWM Where Have I been

Hey guys, hope you have been well and okay. 
Been gone forever however I'm back and ready to work extra hard. 
Wanna see what I have been up to check out my chit chat grwm. 

See you soon. 



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On Break

Hey guys, hope you are well.
I haven't abandoned the blog it’s just that I have been really busy with my 8 to 5 and things are really hectic since I came back from my leave please bear with me but I will be back soon
 with even more greater content.



Friday, June 15, 2018

Tutorial | Simple Everyday MakeUp

Soweto, South Africa

Products used: 
 Design Browpencil (Edgars)
Avon True EyePencil Black
Yardley Raincoat Mascara
Maybelline Primer
Pond's BB Cream Chocolate
Revlon HD Lips shade 700
Avon Concealer Deep
Avon Bright Start Caramel
Eyelure Glue
Avon Ultra Volume Mascara
Yardley Loose Powder
Essence Mattifying 
Revlon Compact 2-in1 Foundation
Essence Blush
Eyelure 117
Foschini Colors Eyeshadow
Kangol Truworths Highlighter
Avon Setting Spray. 
Nyx Highlight & Contour Set

Thank you so much for watching. 

Subscribe : HERE

See you soon, 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sharing My Weight-loss Journey On YouTube

Hey guys, I hope everything is well and okay. 
I have been going back and forth with this YouTube idea, I'm sure if you have been following the blog then you will know that every now and then I will create a
 YouTube post and hope it goes okay. 
However I have noticed that YouTube needs a bit more of consistency. 

With that being said, I have decided to upload more frequently there. 
I have not yet set up a schedule yet, but will keep you updated. 

What is going to happen to the blog, nothing, now more than ever I will need to keep it
updated because product, events, Soweto related things will need to be shared on all my platforms. 

Wish me luck. 

Please Subscribe : HERE

See you soon



Monday, June 11, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope that all is well and okay. 
Seems like I'm playing catch-up with a lot of posts these days on the blog. 

Well today's post will be focusing on another tissue oil
from *Justine | Tissue Oil Gold the much more expensive version 
of the normal Justine Tissue Oil. 

I have added this to my tissue oil collection and will be trying it out also. 
So here is the claim: 
Fades dark spots in 28 days
Reduces the appearance of both new and old scars. 
Improves skin clarity, firmness and even skin tone. 

With all these claims I can't wait to try it. 

How to use: 
For new and old scars: Massage into affected area two or three times daily. 
For even tone: Apply liberally over face and body every morning. 
For sun protection: Apply liberally and evenly 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every hour 
especially after swimming and towel drying. 


I'm laughing because tissue oils are really becoming my thing. 

See you soon.

*pr/gifted products

Friday, June 8, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all has been well and okay. 
The week has been going really slow, but I'm glad we made it to Friday. 

Today I introduce to you a new brand on the blog and it is called BaoCare. 
Who are they you ask, I have taken the following extract directly from the press-pack that I received from them so I don't mess up the wording: 
Inspired by the abundant riches that come from the baobab, EcoProducts has created
BaoCare™, a100% pure and natural skin healing range using the rare baobab oil as its
foundational hero ingredient. Baobab oil is a rich amber-gold oil cold-pressed from the small
brown seeds found within the fruit pod of the baobab tree. 

What drew me to this product?
Well because it's a tissue oil and you know me and tissue oils LOL, secondly it's because they also claim to tackle the issues that I'm dealing with which are extreme dryness and stretchmarks and thirdly the Baobab found in their ingredients is locally sourced
so why would I say no to that. 

What's their claim: 
BaoCare Tissue Oil rapidly absorbed, baobab oil is clinically proven to hydrate and moisturise. 
Enriched with Vitamin E, this formulation is a nourishing oil for dry skin, scars and stretch marks.

How To Use: 
Apply twice daily to affected areas. 

How Much: 
The 50ml bottle is R159.00 abd the 10ml is R40.00

Where Can You Get It: 
All good independent health shops, Wellness Warehouse and online. 
Faithful To 
Baocare Online Shop:

The BaoCare range is extensive and comes in 5 ranges. 
BaoCare 100% Baobab Oil, Radience, Acne Skincare, Tissue Oil, Eczema Skincare. 

With the rate I'm going with all the tissue oils I'm using I better be melanin popping this Summer!!!

See you soon


*pr/gifted product.

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
I'm into tissue oils and everything else that claims to reduce dryness and stretchmarks these days. 
So I'm about to try out the *African Extracts Tissue Oil. 

Lets see what the claim is: 
This Tissue Oil contains a blend of sweet almond, grape sweet and geranium oils, Bio-Active Rooibos extract and vitamin E, known
for its powerful antioxidant properties. It helps to improve the apperance of scarring, dry and dehydrated skin, skin under stress due to weight gain or weight loss, 
dry, britle nails and cuticles, lifeless hair and dry scalp. 

Are you for real, I can use this tissue oil on my nails and scalp, that's a first for me. 
I think I'm going to love this oil.
With all these claims I can't wait to try it out. 

African Extracts Tissue Oil - R68.00

An indepth review on this one is most definately loading...

See you soon.


*pr/gifted product

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
There is just something about a limited edition item I just can't help but get and the 
Avon *LUCK for her is just one of them. 

I'm really not sure when will the last day of production be, 
but since it's a limited edition I'm sure it won't be in-stock for long.
I'm sure if you have been following or a fan of the LUCK range of perfumes then you will know that this packaging is very different from the previous
LUCK perfumes, I don't know I kinda prefer the old packaging with the golden-bow tie on the lid.

The AVON LUCK FOR HER 30ml Parfum Spray R250 is described as sweet with a sparkling citrus and fuscious berries blended with 
creamy white florals and warm sandalwood. 

I love sweet fragrances and if you also love them then this one is a must for your collection. 



*pr/gifted item

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New In | Justine Perfecting Range

On my last Justine (must post) I touched base on how I used to only use the sunlight green soap for washing my face, but those days are gone. 
I'm nolonger 19 years old and I'm now choosing to have a great skincare routine. 

I feel like a proper skincare routine is always a process, 
one day this product is great the next it is not. 
Or once the problem of e.g. acne has been tackled then you go one to look for something that will clear the scaring, such a HEADACHE. 
I have normal to dry skin and in Winter my skin gets extra dry and I'm always on a search for products that will give me moisture and tackle blemishes.

This post is really not a review, rather a product on trial that
 I will be including in my skincare routine that 
that will hopefully tackle my concerns. 

I'm currently trying out products from Justine from their Perfecting Range that claim
to tackle an uneven skin tone.
 I'm truly excited about is their Dark Spot Corrector because 
it looks like it was made for my blemishes. 

Justine Perfecting Gel Cleanser
Justine Perfecting Day Cream SPF25
Justine Perfecting Dark Spot Corrector


A detailed post reviewing the products will be done at a later stage. 

See you soon.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Mommy Monday | Baby Powders vs Baby Bum Creams

Soweto, South Africa
Aaah the old-age question, powders vs bum creams. 
I have become so obsessed with everything that my baby touches and comes across, must be that motherly instinct they talk about. 

Changing diapers also comes with being motherly, one advice I got from my sister was to make sure that the baby does not get any diaper rash, or ngizozwa (hell will break loose). 
While changing her diaper the other day I was like, mmmh what's the difference between powder and cream, ooh boy! Google gave me asnswers alright. 

I always gravitate towards the cream (mainly because I have big boobs and during summer the underboo area sometimes gets irritated used to use baby powder 
but it was just not effective as a soothing cream, I know right one would think that powders are more effective than creams) with that TMI let's get back to the talk.

So back to creams and powders, for me I will always be a cream person but 
I don't have a problem with powders. 
Maybe at a later stage I will start using powders but for now bum creams win. 

Some tips on bum creams. 
Always apply on clean dry skin. 
Apply in the whole nappy area. 
Use after every nappy change (so as to avoid the nappy rash). 

Everyone does this parenting thing very different to the next
and I hope that you enjoyed my talk, as I didn't want to include all
the speculations on powders vs creams because it can go on and on. 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

See you soon. 



Friday, June 1, 2018

June In Review

Soweto, South Africa
Winter is here and it is just getting colder and colder. 
The fact that my maternity leave is also coming to an end later this month is also just killing me. 
I just want to make the most of the two weeks that I still got at home you know, create some real good content for the blog, bond even more with my family and spend even more time with my baby. 
Why can't I just win the Lotto and stay at home, lol. 

June for the blog will hopefully be still filled with posts.
However I still keep on procrastinating starting that weightloss journey hey. 
With only 5 months left till December I need to start losing weight because I wanna take cute pics at the beach this year you know.
Is that too much to ask for?!, to add on that stress my work clothes nolonger fit, I'm just a mess. 

All I ask is, 
June please be good to us. 

Please stay tuned for more posts.



Thursday, May 31, 2018


Soweto, South Africa

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Let's Talk | Weigh In Wednesdays?

If you are an oldie then you will know that early last year I actually began I weight-loss journey 
then I never followed through, then I got pregnant and I blew up. 
So I have been playing around with this idea in my head again, 
why don't I actually start this journey again. 
I take you along the journey with me, we loss weight together while sharing our struggles, and successes. Because my YouTube channel needs something I'm thinking that maybe I take this to YouTube and actually share everything raw. 
I will be sharing everything in greater details next week Wednesday, but I think if I actually publish this post then I will be more inclined into actually starting. 

Wish me luck again and see you soon. 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review | Justine Oil Control Menthol Mud Mask

Today I share with you a mini review from the new *Justine Oil Control Menthol Mud Mask. 

The Claim: 
A creamy charcoal mud mask that will help to slough away dead skin cells, while removing sebum and soaking up excess oil. Formulated with menthol to leave
skin feeling invigotared, refreshed and soothed. 

My Experience: 
Well they don't lie about the charcoal part, but I was glad that it wasn't grainy. Alot of products that claim to have charcoal in them tend to be grainy. 
I thought that I would be showered with a menthol smell also but that didn't happen. Only once I applied the mud mask in my face 
I could feel the menthol, ooh boy I felt it good but it didn't sting. 

The mask is meant to be left on for 15 to 20 minutes which I feel like is more than enough time for it to work. 
Because of the menthol once washed your face will most definately feel invigorated, refreshed and soothed. 

You will not like this mask if you don't like menthol. 

My Veridict. 
You will like the Justine Oil Control Menthol Mud Mask - R125 because it comes in a tube form, and we all know how messy masks can go. 
If you like masks that actually go in and do the work, you will like this mask. If you have dry skin you will need to use a very moisturizing 
serum after because this musk sucks up everything. 


*PR/Gifted item

Monday, May 28, 2018

Mommy Monday | Bath Times A Problem Try This

Hey guys, hope all is well and okay, I know I have been kinda inconsistent posts wise 
but I'm trying to catch-up as soon as possible. 
Today on the blog we are reviewing the Epimax Baby & Junior Cream and Bathe Oil.

Till the day I actually went baby shopping I never heard/seen of this brand before, 
and maybe because I used to go to Dischem and actually pretend that
the baby section does not exist and skip it all together. 

Babies are so delicate and sensitive to almost everything and one thing that was really
 frightening for me was bath time,
how the heck was I going to do it, because babies react differently to water and I just didn't want mine to be the crying one. 

So while doing some research on YouTube one video actually recommend bathe oils,
to moisturize baby first then bathe the baby. I haven't looked back since. 

Pre-baby I went to Dischem and came across Epimax they were running a promotion and I was like let me try this, I'm glad I did. 
I know that the instructions actually say, you should drop a few droplets in the water then bathe baby. 
I actually find it better when I massage the baby with the oil then bathe, as they have been introduced to something before being plunged in water. Hope this makes sense. 
However if you wish to follow this trick be extra careful as the baby will be extra slippery 
so please be careful. 

I have no complains with the cream also, it keeps baby moisturized
 and it is fragrance free which I like. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post. 
I didn't want to make it an in depth review like the normal review posts, 
just wanted for us to have a chat. 

See you soon. 


Sunday, May 27, 2018


Hope you well, this week has gone by soo fast.
I love sharing quotes, because they just give that aahaa moment every now and then. 

Other than sharing the obvious weekend reading, I thought that 
I should share the quotes in a picture format, since my Instagram is filled with them, 
I'm also thinking of making them a weekly feature, but time will tell. 

Hope your Sunday goes well and will see you 
on Twitter because you know it goes down on  Sundays. 

See you soon



Saturday, May 26, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Happy Saturday I will keep this post really short, I just thought that I should do a quick post since I'm soo behind with my May uploads, in June I want to take things up a notch here on the blog.

If you follow my Instagram then you would have seen me share the featured picture. 
*Labello has decided to come up with 6 Limited Edition sparkly caps to replace their blue cap and the colours are pink, gold, silver, red, purple and green. I'm missing purple but I will get it on my next shopping trip, hopefully they will still be available since they are LIMITED EDITION. 

Guys this is the original formula but with a sparkly cap, so don't have to worry. 
They are available at select stores like Clicks and Dischem and they retail for R24.99

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

See you soon. 



Friday, May 25, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Not another FOTD post, sorry guys I have not been wearing make-up for sooo long, I'm just in the mood for wearing it almost all the time now. 
I'm not sure if it is just me or this filter makes me look soo bright, I will adjust the exposure however 
I really like this picture and why not make it my FOTD for Friday. 
This week did not go exactly how I planned it, however I'm happy that
 I have some content out for you. 
So without wasting any of your time all the products used are as follows: 

Primer: Avon Primer and Set spray
BB: Ponds BB Cream Chocolate
Correct, Conceal, Highlight: LA Girl pro
Foundation: LA Girl
Face Powder: Essence Mattifying Powder
Powder: Yardley Absolute Setting Powder
Eyeliner: Essence Super Precise Eyelinear
Shadows: HD Nudes 2 from Clicks
Eyelashes: Eyelure 117 
Lips: Yardley Intense Matte shade ICONIC

P.S. I'm updating my disclaimer because it seems like 
people like to assume cr#p , and when it comes to sponsored posts, I will always
disclose, when it comes to pr received items I will disclose.

Also this blog ONLY shares drugstore/affordable items, please don't
slide in my DM's and ask me cr#p.

See you soon



Thursday, May 24, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Seems like we are keeping things OG this week, another post that I so enjoy sharing is my FOTD.
This one I will admit that I enjoy writing it because it is easy, all I do is share with you what make-up I have on my face, this one is no different, however I will admit that 
wearing make-up is rather hard for me to do as my baby is growing up and needing
a little more attention. 
So without wasting any of your time the make-up details
are as follows, enjoy: 
Primer : Avon primer and setting spray
Moisture: Ponds BB Cream (chocolate)
Correct, Highlight and Contour : LA Girl 
Foundation: LA Girl
Contour: NYX Professional Highlight and Contour Set
Powder: Yardley Absolute Setting Powder
Brows: Yardley Brow definer and Essence number 02 Brow Pencil
Lips: Yardley Instant Matte Lipsticks

Hope you enjoyed today's post. 
See you soon

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Zanele Mondi - Instagram
Hey guys this is such a throwback post, it reminds of back when I first began blogging
these were the type of posts I used to gravitate towards. 
I'm not sure of the quotes system but it seems to be cleaning up 
my Instagram quite a bit which I love because things were starting to look weird. 
I think I will leave it up till month-end May you know for the aesthetics and will see 
how it goes, I know I know this has been done before but it hasn't been done on my page like this before. I really do enjoy seeing my Instagram like this, as it seems like I have it all figured out.
I have also downloaded a few editing apps which I will be making use of which will also 
help my Instagram game (I can only hope). If you are on Instagram what kind of editing 
apps do you have and what draws you to an Instagram account. 
See you soon. 

You can follow me here : INSTAGRAM

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay.
Today I thought that I should share with you a NEW IN post,
haven't done this in a while. 

Today I'm sharing with you the latest release from NIVEA SA, their winter range.
I received the package in PR last week and I have been testing it out. 
So far I'm liking the 
72Hour Repair&Care for Very Dry Skin, there is something about the scent, 
which is different from the NIVEA original. 

NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, R38.99 for 250 ml bottle and R49.99 for 400 ml bottle
NIVEA Intensive Moisturising Body Lotion, R38.99 for 250 ml bottle
 and R49.99 for 400 ml bottle

NIVEA Repair & Care Lotion 250ml, R69.99
NIVEA Repair & Care Cream 300ml, R69.99

NIVEA has an extensive range which you can shop at Clicks: 


*PR/Gifted items

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mommy Monday | Feeling Guilty

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay I really do apologies for not announcing my absences it is just that I feel extremely guilty at time for taking time off from my baby even if it's just for
 blogging or even watching TV. 
It's a good thing I still have a month at home before I set sail back to work again because I really don't feel like returning. I know I have a ton of responsibilities however I just don't feel like detaching, I'm not ready to spend 10 hours away from my baby (our baby) even 2 hours when
I have errands at times seems to be a long time.

I also want to try a different blogging schedule cause it seems like I can't commit to anything lately, but that is also in considerations. 

I'm just feeling really guilty.

Am I the only one, please help me. 


Monday, May 7, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, this was supposed to be actually Aprils Favorite products however, month-end came and went without sharing the post so 
I thought that I will make this my current favorite products post, hope you like it. 

Pure Royal Repair 'n Grow Hair and Scalp Treatment 200ml - R 59.99
This product is everything, it is moisturizing and gets easily absorbed by the hair. 
It is thick yet watery enough, I hope I make sense here. 
If you are on the market for a good moisturizer for your natural hair, 
I recommend this.

Pond's Flawless Radiance BB Cream Chocolate 25ml - R 95.99
I have been using the BB Cream after priming my face for that added moisture and tiny tinted coverage before applying my foundation on my face, for a while now and my make-up just seems flawless everytime. You need this product if you have dry 
skin and your foundation is always cakey, this will make sure that you foundation blends well,
 guys don't sleep on this BB Cream. 

LA Girl HD Pro Coverage Long Wear Foundation Warm Caramel - R175.00
When I bought this foundation I absolutely hated it, it moved around and did not sit in one place. 
I wore it to an interview onceand after the interview I looked in the mirror 
and the foundation moved especially the mouth area. 
Because I believe in second chances I bought the LA Girl Pro.prep primer
 and it actually saved the foundation. 
I like the foundation, cause it is full coverage affordable and I'm two pumps I'm ha

Dove DermaSpa Cashmere Comfort - R129
Absolutely love the smell, and everything else about this product see my review HERE

DESiGN Blush shade Plush Plum - R29.95
Guys I like this blush because it is really pigmented and suits my skin tone really well. 
Did I mention affordable. 

Hope you enjoyed my mini favourites. 

See you soon, 



Friday, May 4, 2018

Weekend Reading

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, like I said on previous posts natural hair seems to be a lot of work than
 relaxed hair, but I won't be relaxing my hair 
for a while so I thought that I should do a mini post showing you products I'm currently using ONLY TO MOISTURISE my hair, detailed reviews on each product loading, 
as I didn't want to make this a long detailed post. 

All products listed below:

Products I use: 
Perfect Choice Moisturiser Spray  - R31.00
Long & Lasting Moisturising Activator Spray 250ml - R 27.99
Long & Lasting Braid & Dreads Spray Conditions & Moisturises 250ml - R32.00
Long & Lasting Conditions & Moisturises 2 in 1 Activator Cream 250ml - R 24.99

Pure Royal Jamaican Castor Oil 150ml - R 99.99
MPL Hair Oil Medicated 125g - R 21.99
Brazilian Hair Grow Oil 150ml - R 99.99

Avon Instant Repair Serum - R 97.90
Avon Frizz Control & Repair Serum - R 97.90
Long & Lasting Ultra Shine Silicone Serum 50ml - R 34.99

Pure Royal Repair 'n Grow Hair and Scalp Treatment 200ml - R 59.99
Perfect Choice Avocado Oil Hair Food 125g - R 15.00
Long & Lasting Anti-Dandruff Hair Food 125ml - R 29.99

Guys my natural hair journey has been a process,
however I'm enjoying it. 

See you on my next post. 



*Some products mentioned on the above post, have been sent by PR.
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