Saturday, April 21, 2018

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
“There is nothing in this life that can destroy you but yourself. Bad things happen to everyone, but when they do, you can't just fall apart and die. You have to fight back. If you don't, you're the one who loses in the end. But if you do keep going and fight back, you win.”
― Alexandra Monir, Timeless


See you soon!!!

xx

Zanele




Friday, April 20, 2018

NEW IN | MOST AFFORDABLE CLEANSING WIPES EVER

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, did you see my title I think it would make for a really good
YouTube Title what do you guys think.
Bramley products are not new on the blog and today I share with you something new from the Bramley Magnolia range their scented Cleansing Wipes
which just recently launched.
I’m all for affordable wipes because I go through them really fast
I’m just hoping that they are actually well moisturised and don’t leave my skin feeling dry,
let us see what Bramley has to say about the product.

THE CLAIM:
“Bramley Magnolia scented wet wipes are packed with soothing ingredients to help cleanse and refresh the skin”.

MY THOUGHTS:
Guys I seriously want to do a first impression YouTube post on this one, which I will do because I really want to start making serious visual content. I’m happy with the price R12.99 and that inside the pack you get 30 wipes, will I repurchase them…. Make sure you are SUSCRIBED TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

See you soon!!!

xx

Zanele
*PR/Gifted items

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NEW IN | AFRIDERM MAGICAL MICELLAR

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys hope all is well and okay, today I bring you another NEW IN post and this one is from AFRIDERM and it’s their MICELLAR WATER. I’m not featuring AFRIDERM for the first time on the blog (see their previous post here - AFRIDERM PEELING GEL & EYE CREAM REVIEW ).
I saw the AFRIDERM Magical Micellar – retail R109.25 for the first time sometime in December at Edgars and I only bought the cleanser and left out the Micellar Water please don’t ask me why.
THE CLAIM
“Effectively cleanses and refreshes in an instant”.
The question here is how effectively, how many cotton pads will I need to use. Make sure you are subscribed to my channel and blog to find out as I plan on making dedicated product post going forward for all reviews.
SHOP: HERE
See you soon with a detailed review.
xx
Zanele

P.S. All AFRIDERM products are PARABEN-FREE
*PR/Gifted Item

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NEW IN BRAMLEY EVEN TONE | MOST AFFORDABLE SKINCARE PRODUCTS?!

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys hope all is well and okay today I have a good one for you.
If you know me then you will know that I’m always on a look out for affordable products and these products I’m hoping they don’t disappoint.
Sticking to the NEW IN theme I’m still going to share *BRAMLEY Even Tone claims and if you like those then we can hopefully try everything together at once as they are also on trial.

STEP 1 (Cleansing) – BRAMLEY EVEN TONE FACIAL SOAP BAR – R11.99
I have never used a purple soap on my face before this will be interesting (maybe I should really do a first impressions on these for real, be on the lookout hopefully next week).
THE CLAIM:
“Bramley Even Tone Facial soap bar is mild and gentle. The soft, milky lather and rich moisture gently cleanses the skin. Use the soap for Reduced Oiliness; An instant matte look, To open up clogged pores, Protection against harmful germs”. 
STEP 2 (Toning) – BRAMLEY EVEN TONE FACE CARE LOTION – R16.99
Face care lotion is another name for a Toner, the bottle looks fancier than most toning bottles out here I’m impressed and the toner does contain alcohol, as the first ingredient is Ethanol, because I’m gonna do a first impression I wonder how will it feel on my face it has been a while since I’ve used an alcohol based toner.
THE CLAIM:
“This lotion helps to remove oil build-up and impurities that lead to problem skin”.

STEP 3 (Moisturising) – BRAMLEY EVEN TONE VANISHING CREAM – R19.99
I’m really not a fan of vanishing creams as they are really drying to my face (I have normal to dry skin), and I just skip them and go for a more moisturising lotion.
THE CLAIM:
“Promotes an even skin tone; controls excessive oiliness; Instant matte look; Vitamins C, E, A & B5, contains ceramides.

I’m happy with the price, will I be happy with the products only time will tell and make sure your are subscribed to my YouTube Channel.

See you soon!!!

Zanele

P.S. Just thought you you should know, Bramley products are not tested on animals. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***& REVIEW | VASELINE ALOE SOOTHE

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guys, hope your well and okay. 
Hope you saw my post last week (First Impression & Giveaway | Vaseline What Is The Sound Of Moisture?) then you will know that I have a giveaway running,
please don’t forget to leave your comment here or on the YouTube post of me sharing the first impression of how the Vaseline Aloe Soothe works.
Today’s post is just a mini review of the product and I’m sure you have seen
the ads on TV aswell so I won’t take up much of your time.
P.S. Giveaway details linked below.
THE CLAIM
“Now we have micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly in our Aloe Soothe lotion which absorbs deeply into your skin and moisturises to restore it from within. (Aloe Soothe – Moisturises to restore dry skin – Calms and soothes dry skin – Absorbs fast for a non-greasy feel).”

MY THOUGHTS & VERDICT
First thing I noticed is that the packaging looks a bit different, the Vaseline sign is more prominent than before I did notice this on my first impression video also.
If you have been using Vaseline Pure Jelly but hate that extra shininess that it gives
but can’t use any other thing because only the Vaseline will keep your body moisturised throughout the day, then you will love the Vaseline Aloe Soothe range as it infused with the pure jelly.
Overall I can’t be mad at Vaseline for creating a range with Aloe (cause we all know what the benefits aloe are) and a lotion with PJ(Vaseline Pure Jelly).


GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 

1. Comment below and tell me WHAT IS THE SOUND OF MOISTURE?
2. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/ZaneleMondi

Giveaway closes on the 19th winner will be announced on the 20th of April. 

SHOP : HERE

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele


*Giveaway price supplied by VaselineSA
*Open to SA residence only

Monday, April 16, 2018

NEW IN | FINO SOOTHE WOMAN & MAN

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay, for the next three days I’m like let me post about NEW IN items that I recently got through PR because I will be trying them soon and I would like to take pics of them while they are still you know in there great condition, so that we can always have a point of reference and we get to try all the products together. 
Today we are getting to know the *FINO SMOOTH products, the first product that I know from them is their After Waxing and Shaving Balm/Moisturiser, when you are pregnant and need to go to the Gynae a lot you will need a product like this cause there is a lot of shaving and waxing that happen during that period, your skin will need to be protected.
 Let me do a quick review on the after shaving/waxing balm because I have used it,

THE CLAIM: 
FINO SOOTHE claims “is a synergistic blend of natural VITAMIN A and FRUIT ENZYMES. It is quickly absorbed, leaving no greasy residue, and does not stain clothing.
Suitable (for use after all types of hair removal).

MY EXPERIENCE & VERDICT
The product comes in a tube pack, I’m sure you can see from the pics dah?! On my first application I squirted and a whole huge quantity on my hand, and made it hard for it to emulsify on my skin, so I learned earlier on that a little/pea sized squirt goes a long way.  There is a scent to the product and does tingle a bit on first application after that it was fine, even though the product does not contain any alcohol.

Today however we are sharing the FINO SOOTHE MAN, which is currently being tested by my nephew Lonwabo he is surely coming through these days, I love it.

FINO SOOTHE claims to be a unique soothing balm after shaving or waxing. Helps combat ingrown hair and minimise razor bump and burn. Suitable for all skin types. Calms and moisturises tender skin. Assists in relief of dry itchy skin and other post hair removal irritations. Can be used on sensitive skin.

The ingedianets look quite similar to the FINO SOOTHE Women so it will be interesting to find out how it works on my nephews skin.

FINO SOOTHE WOMEN
FINO SOOTHE MAN BALM
FINO SOOTHE MAN BUMP CONTROL

SHOP : HERE
See you soon!!!

Zanele

*PR/Gifted items

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Week Ahead Post

Soweto, South Africa
Sunday night Twitter is savage I tell you, like the few who did tweet 
I'm glad Minnie's Wedding is airing on Compact cause there was a moment there
I thought of upgrading but I couldn't motivate myself and the budget was
just not agreeing with me.

Date My Family really size 12 I choose to disagree Lucas!!!

Our Perfect Wedding, I was watching but not watching but
I got a glimpse of the beautiful bride, from what I can
tell next week will be on fire. 

On the blog side, I'm glad to say I have a weeks worth of posts loaded and this
will be for the first time this year, slowly but surely working towards the good stuff. 

Great news I finally got a new laptop picked it out on Friday and I'm just happy. 
You will see my laptop struggle on an upcoming vlog. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

1. FOTD | VERY DARK LIPS
2. Mini Monday Update Post | Blogging Equipment
3. Hair | Any Tips For Stopping Postpartum Shedding
4, FOTD | Affordable Blue Eyes
5. Mommy Monday - 1st of Many Letters To My Daughter
6. First Impression & Giveaway | Vaseline What Is The Sound Of Moisture?

xx

Zanele

P.S. On my lips I'm wearing Essence Matt Matt Matt Vibrant Shock 09

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

First Impression & ***Giveaway Closed*** | Vaseline What Is The Sound Of Moisture?

Hey guys, hope all is well and okay today I have a different one for you. 
I'm sharing my first impressions on a PR package I recently received from Vaseline, 
it contained an experiment of some sort so I was like let me try it out. 

I also did a YouTube post on the blog sharing the very experiment it will be linked below
(spoiler: the results mind blowing I tell you)

EXPERIMENT
We are trying to find out what is the sound of moisture? 
Using Vaseline Aloe Soothe vs a leading competitor brand.

The supplies given on the PR package: 
- Syringe (wish they were two, for each product but it didn't matter)
- 2 Tracing Papers
- Vaseline Aloe Sooth Lotion
- Leading Competitor Sample

Optional: 
- A Hair Dryer (just to speed up the drying process)

The experiment was pretty simple and let us see what happened:
Took out the pre-cut pieces of paper.
Scunched up both pieces of paper
Opened up and flattened pieces of paper

The paper on the left had the competitors sample
The one on the right had Vaseline
Used the syringe to pick up 3ml each per sample 
Rubbed all the moisturizers on each paper 
Used the hair dyer to dry up the papers quickly 30secs each. 

THE RESULTS: 
Competitor one showed all the results of being moist however when the paper was scrunched the NOISE was just as load as when I began the experiment. 

Vaseline paper although it had a sound it was more SUBTLE and even the paper was SOFTER.
 I can go on to say the softness of the paper proves that the 
Vaseline was actually absorbed by the paper. 

If this was a chemistry test I would get 100%, don't believe my results. 
Let me send you the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Pack so you can test that yourself
(see giveaway requirements below)
GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 
1. Comment below and tell me WHAT IS THE SOUND OF MOISTURE?
2. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/ZaneleMondi

Giveaway closes on the 19th winner will be announced on the 20th of April. 

Goodluck!!!


*Giveaway price supplied by VaselineSA
*Open to SA residence only

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mommy Monday - 1st of Many Letters To My Daughter

Hey guys, hope all has been well and okay,
well look at me writing letters and stuff I'm really growing up hey.
This post really is just to introduce you to the new love in my life my baby girl Asanda, if you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen a snippet of her i my profile and stuff.

Why am I finding it soo hard to write this post.

Firstly honey welcome to this weird and wonderful place we call planet earth and thank you
for choosing me to be your Mom I really do appreciate it.

Sorry that your grandparents from my and daddy's side couldn't be with you
(at least you now have Angel's you know by name)

Both Mommy and Daddy love you very much
(Consider us your first loves)

Your family both on your daddy's and mommy's side will always be there for you.
(they will forever be your protectors)

Since these are first of many letters, I will stop right here
(emotions too high).

Love you forever!

xx

Mom

Friday, April 6, 2018

FOTD | Affordable Blue Eyes

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, in a quest on sharing affordable everything this year, 
 I'm sharing with you a look that has been trending on social media, 
who would have thought that in 2018 we would be calling blue eyes a trend.

So the eyeshadow palette I used is this one (see the posts on the following link
New In | Colours by Foschini Eyeshadow & Blush Set and you can see the eyeshadow swatches on the following link - Colors by Foschini Eyeshadow Review )

Make-up Details Used
 1. LA Girl Primer
2. POND'S BB Cream
3. LA Girl Foundation
4. Essence Foundation Powder to set my foundation
5. LA Girl Concealers (Orange, Fawn, Dark Cocoa)
6. Yardley Absolute Translucent Powder
7. Foschini Colours Eyeshadow
7. Avon Setting 

I'm really getting back to the swing of wearing make-up next stop
#YouTubeTurorials
xx

Zanele

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hair | Any Tips For Stopping PostPartum Shedding

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
Today's post will be quicker than an Instastory - FOLLOW ME
I recently shared my hair after a long month of not washing it totally terrified that it will fall (cause postpartum shedding is real and I have seen my girlfriends hair shed like crazy after giving birth). 

My hair did not shed too much however I noticed that it is on the drier side of things lately. 
I will be keeping it moisturized and all but I just hope I don't lose too much hair guys, I'm really not in the mood of starting over my natural hair journey.  
I'm using soo many products to retain moisture it's crazy.

Do you have any tips to stop postpartum shedding?

I will keep you guys posted, wish me luck cause I need it. 

xx

Zanele

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mini Monday Update Post | Blogging Equipment

Soweto, South Africa
 Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
Guys  I finally managed to find a laptop however it currently on back order 
and I'm like nooooo I need to start YouTubing, my current laptop the one pictured 
is lit hanging on a thread. 

The guy that assisted me promised that I should get it hopefully next week Wednesday
so I can only hope. In the mean while I will just pray that the
current laptop hangs in tight. 

Oooh another situation, my selfies on my current camera phone are not coming out soo great, 
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I will just play around with it. 

Guys, sorry to bore you however it is important I keep you updated 
because I'm kinda slacking content wise and I promise I'm 
working on bring you great content. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Sunday, April 1, 2018

FOTD | VERY DARK LIPS

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys April wow, we made it all I will say is, a new month always gives us an opportunity to achieve goals we failed to meet during the previous month. 

The make-up used is similar to the (VERY LIPS POST - HERE) the only thing that changed is the the lipstick that I'm wearing from Essence shade (to be honest I'm trying to find the lipstick I don't know where it is once I find it I will tell you guys). 
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The dark lip trend is really just not for me, I tried guys but the lipstick needs a lot of work. 
Plus this lipstick does not dry matte even though it claims to be matte, I'm just not sold yet. 

I thought that this post would be really light ooh well the dark lips 
just hard to take the shine didn't they. 

Just let's just hustle this month okay. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Long Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
― Mark Twain

  1. NEW IN | Blonde Hair Who Dis?!
  2. NEW IN JUSTINE | LET'S REMOVE OUR STRETCH MARKS
  3. NEW IN | Avon True Foundation & Pearls
  4. NEW IN | Saint & Summer
  5. NEW IN | JUSTINE FIGHTING BLEMISHES ?!
Hope you enjoyed New In Week

Have a safe Easter

xx

Zanele

Friday, March 30, 2018

NEW IN | JUSTINE FIGHTING BLEMISHES ?!

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, we made it happy Friday, so to end the NEW IN week today
 I'm sharing with you a range from *Justine that I received over the December holidays and haven''t touched cause I was testing other products, which you will see
on an upcoming post sharing my skincare routine. 

Justine claims that this range is all about fighting oil control and blemishes.
I like the packaging and the price because I'm all about
affordable skincare.

So if you want us to try the range together see below (clockwise): 

1. Justine Oil Control Toner: R79
2. Justine Oil Control Scrub - R95
3. Justine FaceWash - R99
4. Justine Spot Clearing Gel - R99
5. Justine Matte Effects Face Cream - R189
6. Justine Menthol Mud Mask - R125 
(I'm tempted to do a first impressions on the whole range). 

Thank you soo much Avon/Justine for the 
wonderful packages I really do appreciate it. 

See you soon with detailed reviews guys. 

till next time. 

xx

Zanele
*pr/gifted items

Thursday, March 29, 2018

NEW IN | WELCOME SAINT & SUMMER

Soweto, South Africa
SAINT&SUMMER Platform Sneaker 

I'm a sucker for a good hand written note.. thanks guys.
Hey guys hope your morning is off to a great start today I have a different post for you. 
I'm actually sharing a pair of shoes and a beautiful pair if I may add to that. 

So last Friday I received a package from the Proudly South African site *SAINT&SUMMER 
because this is the first time I'm sharing Saint&Summer like most other brands 
I would like to share their story with you. 

I have taken the below beautiful extract directly from their site
 written by their founders Julia and Roxy:

"SAINT&SUMMER was created much in the same way it’s now run – captivated by our local surroundings and based on a friendship foundation 20 years deep. It was in 2013 during the humid heat that is Durban in December, we began piecing together the vision for our business.

Officially launching in 2014, SAINT&SUMMER has evolved into a local company that brings together what is most loved about South Africa with a modern twist. Founded on compassion and ethics we have combined our differing skill sets and focused them to realize our shared vision – To bring you perfectly styled, uniquely designed, quality footwear".

Autumn/Winter 2018
SAINT&SUMMER is all about comfortable shoes this season and I couldn't be more 
happier,  the collections are as follows 
Platform Sneaker
Platform Espadrille
Magnificent Mules
Lovely Loafers


Because this is a NEW IN post I will not go into a detailed review
regarding the shoes and the whole collection I will save that for a later review. 

Happy shopping!!!

xx

Zanele
*pr/gifted item

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

NEW IN | Avon True Foundation & Pearls

Soweto, South Africa
Happy Wednesday, hope that the week is going well, just one more day left till the long weekend, hope that all your Good Friday/Easter Weekend plans are going well
 and everything is mostly finalized. 

Sooo last week I received this gorgeous pack from *Avon and I can't wait to share it in a review for you soon. If you have been following the blog then you will know that I absolutely love Avon products not only for the price but for how easily accessible they are. 

I say this cause I think everyone knows someone who sells Avon products. 

1. Cream to Powder - shade Spice - R124.90
I have used this in the past and absolutely loved how full coverage it is, and since winter is coming this foundation is perfect for the cold months. 

2. Avon True Glow Bronzing Pearls - shade  Deep Bronze - R109.90
I have to say I was never a pearl kinda person for a while cause the one's that I used previously (shade Radiant Glow (range coming to an end) were never deep enough for me to work as a bronzer nor shimmery enough to actually bronze my skin (hope I make sense now). 
I just never liked them.

3. Avon True Color Glimmer Sticks - Black Bioux - R69.90
The most pigmented easy to use pencils, and they are also affordable and easy to use hello, if you have never used any of Avon's pencils I most recommend that you give these one's a try. 

Hope my NEW IN makes a bit of sense and in-depth reviews will be on your way. 

See you soon

Zanele

*PR/Gifted items

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NEW IN JUSTINE | LET'S REMOVE OUR STRETCH MARKS

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys hope everything is going well and okay, keeping the NEW IN theme going for this week I'm sharing with you a few items recently sent by Justine and I must say they are just what I need. 
If you know what NEW IN's on the blog are you will know that they are just a way of telling you which items are on trail. 
When I say they are just what I need I mean just the pictured item above
 (Stretch Mark Cream HELLO) your stomach stretches soo much during pregnancy 
that I need all the stretch marks creams I can get my hands on, 
cause the zebra crossing's on my stomach need to go away ASAP

 *Items on trail (clockwise). 
1. Justine Stretch Mark Cream - R159
2. Justine Body Oil Spray - R205
3 and 4. Justine Cleansing Bar - R59 - R69
5. Justine Tissue Oil Skin Repair Face Cream - R195

SHOP : HERE

Hope you get to try the products with me aswell. 

xx

See you soon

Zanele

*March 2018 prices
*PR/Gifted items

Monday, March 26, 2018

New In | Blonde Hair Who Dis?!

Soweto, South Africa
New Hair Who Dis?! LOL hey guys, hope you have been well and okay. 
Being a new mother and blogging is just something else, I meaning I'm like typing right now and my baby has just decided to wake up--hold up please...., I'm back she just wanted to be turned. 

So since I have natural hair (hold up she is waking up again I think, let me quickly attend to her will be back... LOL sometimes I feel like I should be vlogging this being a new parent isn't a joke). 

So back to the hair.... as most of you know I have natural hair underneath my wig and it is growing sooo well my hair is a dream like all the hair is there. I plan on doing a natural hair series on the blog in future like do in-depth reviews and stuff as I have touched on my natural hair routines before but they were just a tip of the iceburg,
 so make sure you are subscribed to the blog and YouTube channel. 

The hair I have on is from StyleDiva which can be found at most malls around the country, the unit is called BrownSugar and it is a Lace Front Wig...This is the only wig I get from StyleDiva as the other I don't think are durable for daily use except for their Brazilians 

The unit price is R1199.00 and I think it is worth the buy. 

Let's give the wig 3 to 6 months and see how it does. 

P.S. This week is NEW IN  week so will be sharing items that I bought or PR sent 
so I can get on the swing of logging again. 

Are you a wig person?

See you soon

xx

Zanele

Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
"There is no such thing as a "broken family." Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you." 
— C. JoyBell C.


Have a safe week

See you soon

xx

Zanele

Thursday, March 15, 2018

FOTD | VERY RED LIPS

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys if you saw Mondays post then you will know about my pc issues and today she ain't even turning on...So I'm just going to do a quick FOTD post since I'm attempting to post on the daily as I'm on  my maternity leave. Hopefully I have everything sorted out by next Monday.

Make-up details
Maybelline Babysoft Primer
Ponds BB Cream - Chocolate
Foundations (Revlon Colourstay compact & liquid)
LA Girl Concealers - (Orange - Fawn - Dark Cocoa)
Absolute Setting Powder from Yardley
Need a good face powder please recommend
NYX Highlight and Contour Pallette
Legit Blush
Truworths Bronzer and Highlight kit
Avene Thermal Water as setting spray

Lips
Design Lipliner shade Terracota
Avon Lipstick shade Ruby Shock o
Yardley Matte Lippie shade Engine Red

Hope you enjoyed my first FOTD post 
of the year.

See you soon.
xx

Zanele 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Guest Post | TESTING THE NEXT LEVEL WITH NIVEA

Soweto, South Africa
What Up guys, being the first boy ever to grace the In Out & Around Soweto Blog pages and I must say it is super awesome if I do say so myself. 
Zanele my aunt asked me to review the new NIVEA MEN Body Deodorizer since I have a very active lifestyle, and by active I mean I have hundreds of boy things to do during the day and night and I need to keep cool and smell great. 
I like to smell great no matter what time of the day it is and which boy does not like that. 
So I received four sprays from MANBOX with the following scents
 (INTENSE, ENERGY, COOL KICK, SPRINT). 
I will talk about the price first and for me R44.99 is reasonable as I'm still a student and I'm not trying to break the bank just to smell great, however I do appreciate something that is affordable yet long lasting, which is what the spray does. 

My favorite out of the two are Sprint and Cool Kick which are almost finished because when I apply the spray I apply it, but I do like that the sprays last the whole day 
and there is no need for re-application. 
I hope that you get the gist off my review and you go out and get them 
because they are a true value for money. 

Till next time (hopefully). 

Peace

Lonwabo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

3 Top Tips on Applying A Concealer

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay, today I thought that I should do a post all about concealers and share some tips with you.... Should you want me to do reviews on the pictured concealers please let me know cause the NYX concealer has been calling for a review but I haven't been feeling like sharing it cause I have been struggling with using it. 

I did this post back in 2015 and I'm like let me share an updated post. 

**Apply foundation and then concealer**
I prefer applying a foundation first then a concealer as this not only helps covering the dark circles underneath my eye area but it also helps with keeping my under eye area bright.
***Update you can also use a color correct before foundation which will elevate your make-up into a new level

**Do not just dab the concealer beneath your eyes, instead draw a triangle**
While most of us just apply a tiny coat directly underneath the eye area, the way that I do it is to draw to a triangle with the base *or some sort*.  The triangle method effortlessly camouflages my under eye dark circles and gives me that brightness that I need.
**Update this not only makes your concealer look seamless but makes your face look a few pounds lighter.

**Prime your eyelids with concealer to prevent eye shadow bleeding**
I don't need to explain this the heading speaks for itself.
**Other than spending a whole lot of money on eyelid primers rather make use of this step and thank me later.

Hope that your day goes well and use that concealer. 

xx

Zanele

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Week Ahead

Soweto, South Africa
Happy Monday, hope that your week is off to a great start and like I said on Twitter this morning, ngicela sibange tuu (meaning let's just work hard). 

My laptop is dying a slow death guys, the charging port is nolonger working and the cooling mechanism ooh fan thingy just decided to die this weekend, making things difficult as I will need to type fast before it decides to cooling and shut down. 

Because the laptop has decided to take a short left posts will also take a short left meaning that they won't be that in-detail, so my first FOTD post might go up this week, a foundation review and a super exciting guest post is also coming. 

On my nails I have the shade Cardshark from the Revlon Colorstay Range. 

Have a productive week and see you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

NEW IN | Yardley Raincoat Mascara

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, so I received this pr package from Yardley and I'm like mmmh RainCoat Mascara, 
then I opened it and it had a clear consistency and I'm like hold-up let me check the packaging again . 
So I read it and the following is mentioned on the mascara bottle...
"invisible, water resistant, top coat, sets and shapes, lashes and brows"
mmmh again, this is my type of product and let me tell you why!

How many mascaras do you have that apply so well and yet are never waterproof or claim to be waterproof then two minutes later your eyes look like a panda... 

I applied the Yardley Raincoat Mascara along side the Yardley High Definition Mascara pictured below (because it's great however it is not waterproof)... so the instructions are pretty simple apply your fav mascara wait for it to dry then apply the Raincoat Mascara. 

What I like about the Yardley Raincoat Mascara is that it did not pull any product and the wand came out clean, as some top coats tend to blend with the product and make it runny before it sets 
(hope my observation makes sense)
The instructions are as follows for the Yardley Raincoat Mascara:

1. Apply your favorite mascara and leave to dry.
2. Apply Yardley Raincoat Mascara to lock in the water-resistant all day wear.
3. Also ideal to set and shape brows

Overall based on my first impressions of the Yardley Raincoat Mascara I'm very excited for this product as it just saved all my mascaras and can't wait to show you how it looks like on the brow on future tutorials to come. 

Yardley Raincoat Mascara retail - R99.95

Available at selected Clicks, Dis-Chem, Edgars, Foschini & Leading pharmacies nationwide

xx

Zanele 
*PR/Gifted products



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Autumn 2018 Preview

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope everything is well and okay, this post is mainly to share some of the stuff that will be happening this month on the blog and YouTube channel, 

The month will be off to a slow start as I will be settling into motherhood and I have decided to give the new blog contributors a week off aswell because there won't be much work for them to do, and there is only one event that I will be attending to personally during the week of the 5th. 

Most YouTube posts will start going live from the 12th of March when we all return to full-time blogging, things are about to get extremely exciting on the blog. 

Ooooh the flowers on the main pic! don't they look good, they are my push prezzie (",) and I love them, who ever said push prezzies need to be expensive does not know the true
 meaning behind a prezzie. 

Back to the blog, there will most definitely be Autumn beauty tutorials, hauls, favorites, plenty of reviews, events the main focus being most definitely Soweto. 

Please do follow us on our social pages for daily updates: 

See you soon

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 2018 | You Have Been Great

Soweto, South Africa
For me the blog has been a space we're I can run away from reality and just create content that I can still recognize in my reality. 
This month has been tough, however I'm glad that I began blogging again. Thank you soo much for the readership that continues to grow and March is going to be great.

See you soon. 

Some reading:
1. MINI UPDATE | Where Have I Been?
2. Let 2018 Begin.... Again!!!
3. What's In My Hospital Bag?
4. Claiming Your UIF - Maternity Leave
5. Chilling at the New Kwa-Ndabezitha Restaurant
6. 2018 | Make-Up - Skin - Hair Storage Ideas

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 | Make-Up - Skin - Hair Storage Ideas

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope that your Monday is off to a great start today I'm sharing with you a post mainly about my current storage situation, I did film a video for the YouTube Channel however the editing software just could not seem to convert it, and I tried rebooting
 my laptop numerous times with no luck. 
I will just take this as a sign that the video is not due yet and I will just try re-filming
 and editing it some other time. 

So for now I will just share the storage part
 (from lipstick tower all the way right to the white flowers). 

1. Lipstick Tower - Clicks - Out of Stock
2, Nailpolish Lipstick Tower - SHOP : Clicks
3. Mini Stack-able Drawers - TheBeautyBoxSA
4. Make-Up Brushes Holder - Old Glass Jars
5. 3 Drawer Slimeline Storage - GAME
6. White Roses - Mr Price Home
7. Vase Glass Cylinder - Mr Price Home
8. Candle Older  - (similar) - Mr Price Home

Hope you have enjoyed my mini storage post and it has given you a tiny idea
 on storing your make-up in 2018

See you soon

xx

Zanele

*links provided are just for information and I carry no affiliations with the companies linked. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Chilling at the New Kwa-Ndabezitha Restaurant

Soweto, South Africa
Hi Bazala!!

So we where at home sitting and minding our own business gossiping about probably nothing until we heard an advert on our favorite local radio station JOZI FM
 about a new restaurant opening in Soweto catering African cuisine.

Since we are big lovers of food we thought that we should give it a try since it is locally based. 
So this past Saturday we went to Kwa-Ndabezitha that is the name of the African themed restaurant located in Kwezi, Soweto.
 They offer a variety of South African dishes such as Mogodu, Uphuthu Namasi, etc 
and also they serve alcohol.

Idada (a duck) was also on the menu.
Top things we loved about the place:
-The owner of place was very welcoming and made the run around to make sure that 
everyone was  served on time.
-The food was authentically South African, and there were no unnecessary spices added
to ruin the taste of the food.
- The music was marvelous, and kept us dancing the whole time.
-Their prices are so reasonable from the food to the drinks.
Top things we did not like about the place 
-Since it was the first day we expected a few hick ups as the place is still new, but there are a few things that they have to fix, (sorry guys but we have to share the good and the bad). 

-  Adding more toilets because at the moment there 
is only one for each gender.
-We also did not like the fact that we have to carry cash to go there,
 which is so uncomfortable (adding speed points would be great).
-There is limited parking space, so you have to get there early 
otherwise uzo paka kwamakhelwane.

Overall we had a great afternoon/evening and we would recommend this place
if you are looking to eat food that is fresh ad won't cost you 
alot of money. 

We have also made a vlog on the YOUTUBE CHANNEL
please have a look at it, don't forget to like and subscribe. 

Till next time

xoxo

Intokazy & Cindy
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