Friday, September 28, 2018

SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY

Soweto, South Africa
HAPPY FRIDAY
I'm actually proud of myself. 
I have uploaded 5 blog posts and 5 youtube posts this week. 

I wanted to do a September favourites vid, but thought it wouldn't be fair as I haven't blogged 
much and the "favourites that I will be sharing wouldn't make sense because I 
haven't demo'd/reviewed most of them on the Blog/Youtube Channel. 

So I wanted to do a quick GIVEAWAY.
All you need to do is: 

- SUBSCRIBE to MY Channel - HERE ---- youtu.be/mdpoLjy9OW4?a 
- LIKE THE VIDEO --- LIKE LIKE LIKE
- LEAVE A COMMENT HERE OR ON YOUTUBE : Any Comment 

*** Winner will be announced ***12th October 2018
*** SA Only
Prize - Advance TECHniques by AVON
Thank you sooo much for this week. 

Have a great weekend. 

xx

Zanele

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bramley Cosmetics | First Impressions Post

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, welcome back to my blog I'm so happy with my progress this week. 
I'm actually uploading.... Sooo happy. 

So remember a while back when I shared a NEW IN post from Bramley Cosmetics (HERE) 
and I wanted to do a first impressions on them, well I finally did 1st week September I filmed 
a video and ooh boy the results shook me

WATCH HERE: 


Sooo Update:
UPDATE:
I promised on the video that I will be doing a follow up on the Toner because I was 
reacting too it, mostly my eyes because I have very sensitive eyes. 
For an alcohol based toner I'm also shook that it did not dry my skin out however 
I don't think I will be gravitating towards it unless I have major pimples that need to clear 
in a short space of time. 

If you are long for very affordable products I do recommend them. 

See you soon. 

Zanele

*pr/gifted items

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

REVIEW | POND’S Flawless Radiance Range

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guys, hopefully you have been well and okay. 
Today I bring to you a review of the POND'S Flawless Radiance DermaSpa Review, that I received from Beauty Bulletin a few weeks back. 

Firstly I would like to apologise to Beauty Bulletin for not reviewing the products on the set dates as I know how important it is to get the work out on new launches 
hopefully I am forgiven. 

Secondly a big congratulations to fellow Blogger Melody Molale for scoring such a huge campaign on being the Face of range and girl we are proud of you the AD's be popping up everywhere 
including out TV screens. 

Lastly I have uploaded a quick demo on the YOUTUBE Channel hopefully you also check how I use the range, please make sure that you have subscribed. 

The Claim: 
POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Hydrating Day Gel SPF 15 
works with the skin’s natural processes to re-energise skin cells, while providing lightweight moisture and protecting the skin with an SPF 15. 
It targets the skin’s deepest layers, and is clinically proven to lighten dark spots within 7 days. Use in the morning as part of a daily regime.

POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Brightening Micellar Water
The POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Brightening Micellar Water gently and effectively cleanses your skin, preparing it for the active ingredients
 in your treatment products. Use twice daily and follow with your preferred POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ treatment and moisturiser.

POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Perfecting Serum
has been formulated with the DermPerfect™ Complex, a blend of six potent ingredients including the powerful bio-actives Vitamin B3 and Hexyl Resorcinol. 
The serum targets the skin’s deepest layers, and is clinically proven to 
lighten dark spots within 7 days.

POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Night Cream
most advanced technology to date, DermPerfect™ Complex. This contains six potent ingredients - including two powerful bio-actives Vitamin B3 and Hexyl Resorcinol.
 The Derma+ Night Cream works while you sleep, targeting the skin’s deepest layers to lighten dark spots. Use in the evening as part of a daily regime.
My Experience: 
Hydrating Day Gel SPF 15 I have dry skin for dayzzzzzzz and when I saw the gel I could tell that my skin would like it. The gel does make my skin feel hydrated however during the day I feel like it does need re-applying ( I told you guys that I have dry skin), maybe now since it is spring/summer my skin will adjust to the product better. 

Brightening Micellar Water this one is perfectly made for my sensitive eyes, because I have dry skin I though that after removing my make-up my skin would feel dry it doesn't at all. 
The part I haven't figured out yet is the re-brightening part however my skin still looks good though. 

Perfecting Serum  if there was ever a product that I could repurchase time and time 
again this would be the one. 
Together with the hydrating gel they go hand-in-hand which is awesome. 
The only boring part on this one is that the packaging is not transparent so
 I couldn't tell when the bottle finishes. 

Night Cream this one is usually neglected in my night time routine and on night that I do use the product in the morning my skin does feel refreshing and I will continue to use it
 and include in my routine. 

Prices:
• 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)

SHOP: HERE

Hopefully you have enjoyed my mini review on the range. 


xx

Zanele

*pr/gifted items

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Almay First Impressions | Yay or Nay

Hey guys welcome back to the blog. 
Today I have another great upload for you, I test out the newly re-branded Almay. 
The video was filmed 1st week September however I never got around to posting it. 
This weekend I had an option to re-film my first impressions, however I just wanted 
the first one to be as is (I hope you like that).

Products Mentioned: 
- Almay Best Blend Forever™ Makeup
- Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching™ Concealer
- Almay™ Pressed Powder
- Almay Palette Pops™ Eyeshadow Naturalista – Neutral Shades
- Almay Liquid Lash Extenders™ Mascara
- Almay Goddess Gloss™

SHOP : HERE

My Experience: 
At first I don't want to lie, I was a bit skeptical Almay products haven't been that
exciting the only product I gravitate towards is their eyeshadow trio set which I have been using for the longest time. 

I really like the new look and theme #RevealTheTrueYou 
"Hypoallergenic. Fragrance free. Sensitive. Our products are designed with all skin types in mind".
Speaking to skin types the issue of shade ranges was raised and Almay says: 
"We’re going wide. In the next few years, we’re looking to expand shades, embrace change and empower self-expression in every stroke".
I'm happy that they have acknowledged that they are lacking in the shade range of things. 

My Verdict: 
If you are looking for make-up that is Hypoallergenic and have sensitive eyes like mine, 
you will love this range. 

I would love to do a breakdown of all products in a later stage in forms of a review, but for now
enjoy my first impressions. 


See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Monday, September 24, 2018

Natural Hair Non Wash Day Routine

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog. 
Hope everyone has been keeping well and okay I really cannot believe that 
I have not relaxed my hair in 2 years.
Not relaxing my hair has been the best decision I have ever made, my hairline is 
back I just wish that I didn't
bleach it last year June (I blame it on the pregnancy hormones though). 

When I did my big chop I followed a lot of blogs and watched a lot of YouTube Channels and all I can say is everyone's hair is different, 
what might work on someone else might not work for you do a lot of research. 

Ever since I had my baby I have been stressing on this "postpartum shedding thing" and really there is nothing no one can do about it, hair will shed
that is just the natural process of life, I also feel we can control how much it sheds though. 

For example my hair is best kept when I have the benny and betty style (minimum shedding and quick and easy to maintain)
Then I went on to do box braids (worst mistake), because I didn't know that my hair would tangle and shed in bulk loads when I took them out. 
No amount of part products could have saved this one because I left them on for too long. 

I'm babbling.....

Get to the point......please.
So lately I have been doing the following which my hair has been loving, wash my hair once every two or three weeks (yes I said three weeks)
but in between every 6 to 7 days I would untie my hair, first by (spraying Long & Lasting Activator Spray) just to make my
detangling process a bit quicker and better plus the spray is affordable and moisturizing, after untying my hair I would go in with my hair foods
Long & Lasting Triple Oil Rescue and Excel-E Nourisher just to add more softening and nourishing products especially in between the parts that don't usually get products 
.(You can use any spray or hair foods of your choice here I'm sharing the Long & Lasting products because they are working for me). 

I will do a more in-depth 2 year natural hair journey soon, however I'm glad I did this post it has been on my mind for a while.

Hope you enjoyed today's post. 

See You Soon.

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dr. Beyers Naude High School wins the 10th Investec Soccer League final

Soweto, South Africa
On the 10th anniversary of the Investec Soccer League (ISL) Dr. Beyers Naude High School beat Lavela Secondary School to win the league, as first-time champions and worthy recipients of the special 10-year anniversary R250 000 grand prize. 

The final took place at the Nike Football Stadium in Soweto on Saturday 15 September 2018. Neither school had ever reached the finals of the ISL, so the pressure was intense. The match went to penalties after concluding in a draw, with Dr Beyers Naude High School winning 5-4. 

Ms Victoria Matshiqi, Principal of Dr. Beyers Naude High School, who watched the team claim victory, said she was overwhelmed by the reaction of the boys when they realised they had won. “The whole team was jumping up and down with excitement and ran over to me for a group hug, almost knocking me over! They were singing and dancing – it made me very happy!” The school celebrated the team’s win with a special assembly where representatives from the SGB and Department of Education presented the players with their medals, while their fellow learners cheered them on. 

Coach Andile Msomi, who coached his first season at Dr Beyers Naude High School this year, is immensely proud of the players. “The whole team worked very hard to get to the semi-finals and then the finals. All of my players could be professionals one day, because they are so dedicated to the sport. We look forward to defending our title in 2019!” said Msomi. 
Hard work paid off for Lavela Secondary School, Lamula Secondary School and Sebetsa Secondary School, the other teams that qualified for the semi-finals. Their schools all received prize money ranging from R50 000 to R120 000 as a result of their achievements.  


Now that the games are over, Investec will enter into an important process of engaging with each winning school so as to jointly determine best use of the prize money. The aim of this process will be to ensure maximum benefit for the schools and their learners.

“It has been such a privilege to see the success of the Investec Soccer League over the years, and the way it has helped young people,” said Setlogane Manchidi, Head of CSI for Investec. 
“This programme is about development through sports, not just sports development. We’re happy to see the players pick up skills that will help them throughout life.”

The ISL is fully endorsed by the Gauteng Department of Education and involves 20 high schools from across Soweto, benefiting 360 learners under the age of 21, in grades 8 to 12. The ISL is geared towards developing football talent, but also encourages teamwork, and imparting life skills. The league also fosters positive competitiveness as well as discipline, focus, tenacity and drive – all of which can help players in their respective careers.

Press Release Submitted By Hello Conversation
For more information, please contact:
Dominique Harmse
dom@helloconversations.co.za

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: http://www.almay.com/

WATCH HERE: 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

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

xx

Zanele

Quotes taken from Goodreads
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