Saturday, April 20, 2019

YouTube | Quick Tutorial I Can Only Hope

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, one thing that I know when it comes to
content creation is that when comes to YouTubing
it is not as easy.
I'm currently working on upgrading my software and last night when I tried to purchase
my card was not enabled for online banking in 2019 (I KNOW RIGHT)
I apologize in advance that the quality will still be sub-standard
for only April I promise.

Overall I'm happy with the content that I'm producing I know
it's a bit far off but your girl is being consistent.

Today I have a tutorial for you and I hope that you enjoy it
as much as I enjoyed creating it.

WATCH HERE

 xx

Zanele

Friday, April 19, 2019

Instagram Quotes For April

Soweto, South Africa




Hey guyzies, Good Friday 2019 came unprepared as I feel
like now more than ever my faith is being tested.

As I go in this journey of self discovery at 29 years old
I find my self being given a lot of aaaha moments.

Hope that your Easter Weekend gives you nothing but
true revelations.

See you soon.

Zanele

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

YouTube | Perfect Brow Styling Duo Review & Demo

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope your well and okay. 
The week is almost coming to an end and today I have a short and mini review for you up on the YouTube Channel and it is the Avon Perfect Brow Styling Duo I bought sometime 
in December and never got around to using it. 

I have a few concerns take a look at the review. 
WATCH HERE
Do have a great day further. 

xx

Zanele Mondi

Monday, April 15, 2019

VLOG | BEAUTY REVOLUTION PLUS CATCH-UP SESSION

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope your well and okay.
Well my initial Monday post got delayed so since this
vlog was ready to go live I'm like
let me push it through for today.

I promise future posts will not be short like this one.
But it's a Monday I hope you can understand.

Please see my vlog (",)
Please do like share and subscribe.

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekend Reading & Watching

Soweto, South Africa
“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, 
but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.” 
― Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

BLOG

YOUTUBE

Have a blessed week further. 

See you soon

Zanele


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Beauty Event | Beauty Revolution 2019

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope all is well and okay.
The amount of pictures in this post are just ridiculous but I wanted for you to
see everything that I saw and did.

I first heard of Beauty Revolution (a beauty convention held in Sandton Convention Center  6th and 7th April ) event on radio, when one of
the event organizers was doing a radio interview on YFM
and I was like BeautyCon (A beauty convention held every year in the States and UK) is that you?
I then checked their site and Instagram pages for
more information and I saw their line up and I was like yeap.
This is it, this event I'm most definitely going to.

I kept an eye out on their Instagram page for specials and all.
Then they said if you are a Blogger, YouTuber, Instagramer you can
apply for a media pass which I did and I got it a week before the event.

I wanted to make sure that I arrived really early on the Saturday, because that is what I like
to do when I go to any event, you know just to take
pictures and stuff before everyone else gets there and that's what I did I'm sure
I arrived at like 9am and it was not that busy except for like the SwiitchBeauty stand (they were busy
throughout the whole day selling products #amazing)

When I tell you that the pictures that I took do not do justice to the set up that was there.
REVLON, NYX, SWIITCHBEAUTY, LUX POND'S,
SHIELD, TRESEMME, LÓREAL
every brand that I mostly enjoy within the drugstore realm was there.
Their set up was just beautiful, and well thoughtout, my expectations
were meet and exceeded guys.

What I can maybe add for next years event is the following:

An announcer especially for masterclasses and main events on stage,
if there was one I did not see/hear it.
Can we also get the main stage at the convention center, so we can see all
the brands thoroughly and because as the day
went on  crowds grew and there was a bit of minimal space. (I'm sure even the brands themselves
would want to have some chairs within their display area so that they can have
a place were they can demo their products to their consumers)
More chairs at the main stage because the discussions/talks that were
there needed to be heard thoroughly as they were very engaging and I learned a lot.

Overall I'm really happy that we as the beauty community
have an event like this and oh oh oh the amount of influencers/bloggers/youtubers that
I met on the day was really awesome.
 I will mention a few VONGAI, YOLZCHANNEL, SARA LANGA,
ILOVEMELMO, SANESH and my girl who
I was chilling with the whole day VANESSA.

Overall I was a very happy girl in make-up heaven.

See you soon

Zanele

You Are Invited | An epic Easter Egg hunt!

Soweto, South Africa
 No Easter is complete without an Easter egg hunt, right? But the one we have planned is going to be a tad more rewarding than finding a couple of chocolate treats…

Our digital Easter egg hunt will take place between 19 and 22 April and gives Theme Park visitors the chance to win a share of R70 000 in cash and prizes.

Guests simply need to download the Easter app on arrival, solve the nine clues, find and then photograph all the Easter eggs hidden in the Theme Park in order to complete the hunt.

The first 150 visitors that find all the eggs each day will receive a set of headphones valued at over R100. Those who do not make the first 150 spots will all receive a small token of appreciation for playing.

All participants will be entered into the draw for R10 000 in CASH, which will take place on Monday 22 April in Town Square at 16h30.

So get to Gold Reef City this Easter weekend and join the Big Dash for Easter Cash!

xxxx


*The above communication was submitted by EclipsePR 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Revlon Shoot The Moon Collection Swatches | First Impressions

Soweto, South Africa
Some Revlon Super Lustrous Matte & Metallic - R119

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Lacquer
Hey guyzies, it's a Friday whoop whoop and I thought that 
I should do a quick lipswatch video for you. 

The *Revlon Super Lustrous (Lip Lacquer (4), Matte (8) and Metallic (4)) 
Limited Edition shades launched month-end March 2019 
and all that I see in my timeline are beautiful artistic make-up renditions done
but some of our favourite YouTubers. 
Check out the Revlon Insta page for more information - HERE
WATCH THE SWATCH VIDEO HERE
On my side I share with you swatches of all the limited edition shades. 

Price: R119 and you can shop them online through Zando 
(HERE) - https://www.zando.co.za/Revlon/ (opens in new tab)

Please do check out my YouTube Page 
and make sure you are subscribed for future uploads. 

See you soon. 

Zanele


*The Revlon Shoot The Moon Collection was sent by Revlon SA for PR consideration

Thursday, April 11, 2019

On My Nails | SugaPlumSpa Nails

Hey guyzies, hope you are well today and I'm starting my first official post for this week
with a nail brand from Soweto called SugaPlumSpa. 
They reached out to me and I said for sure not only because they are local
but I have been following their great
work on Instagram plus their prices are affordable.

SugaPlumSpa is Soweto based mobile Nail and Spa Bar,
owned by Glodine Ndhlovu.
They cater to individuals and businesses around Gauteng and soon
they will be venturing around other provinces aswell.
Some of SugaPlumSA previous work
They have a host of promotions currently running, you can check out their
 Facebook Page for more details -https://web.facebook.com/sugaplumspa/
You can also contact them on the numbers below. 
📱 0618830021 (Call & Whaatsapp)
📧 info@suga-plum.co.za

Thank you so much SugaPlumSpa for your hospitality. 

I will most definitely be seeing you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Major Announcement | Blogging FullTime

Hey guyzies, I have a major announcement and it has been long time coming.
I have been stuck doing the same job with different companies for over 10 years,
you see change was there however there was no progress. 

In a life's moment where I made a decision not to follow through somethings in my 8 to 5
which now have lead me to this moment of taking sometime off to reflect and work on myself. 

After my mom's death in 2014 a part of me died with her, my eagerness to push through in life
also took a step back, I began self medicating with food, staying in unhealthy relationships 
(both work and personal)
which has been really bad for my health. 

For a while I let my life go on auto pilot, being afraid to take any chances,
 build new relationships and take care of myself. 

You know that panic attack that I had in January, it was a wake-up call and I kept asking myself 
what should I be waking up from and recently I found the answer 
and it is that I need to start taking charge of my life
because no one else will. I'm a mom now and now more than ever
 I need to see major progress in my life. 

Blogging over the years, has been something that has been consistent in my life and I would like to 
progress it more at this present moment, give it my all and let God do the rest. 

I know that this post is everywhere however it is my aaaha moment. 

If maybe you can leave a comment below and tell me what your aaaha moment was and if it was the best decision you have ever taken. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Where Have I Been | On Sick Leave

Hey guyzies I really do apologize for not communicating with you that I'm taking some sick leave,
however it was very abrupt as I found myself being hospitalized.
The situation around what happened is very sensitive and I cannot share with you
 anything in the time being.

I have a major announcement on my next post.

Stay tuned.

xx


Zanele

Monday, March 4, 2019

January & February Top 5 Favorites

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, other than bringing the normal Monday post, 
I thought that I should share with you some of my current favorites. 

If you like mini review, take a look on my YouTube Channel, 
please make sure that you are also subscribed. 


See you soon. 

Love 

Zanele

Friday, March 1, 2019

Instagram Quotes

Soweto, South Africa




Hey guyzies, hope you are well.
I did a post like this about 3 weeks back and it is liked here on the blog. 
So I thought that I should share some of the quotes that I recently shared on the gram. 

Enjoy

Love

Zanele

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Revlon | You Deserve Great Lashes

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, I must say Revlon has been killing it when it comes
 to product launches and making their products seen by 
the masses lately and when a product is on a discount then it is even better. 

Revlon is current running a promotion (for a limited time period) 
and they have their mascara's on discount for R99.95
their normal retail price is normally R164.95 

My favorites are the *Revlon Mega Multiplier (for my non existent short lashes) then 
I go over it with the Super Length (to add a bit of length) because I have to add volume first 
then add some length. 

Check out the chart above and see where you belong because you
deserve some great lashes too. 

Dischem is currently having their beauty fair, so some of them
will be even cheaper. 

SHOP : HERE

See you soon

Love

Zanele

*post contains PR samples

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

NEW IN | Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope your well and okay. 
Late last year Vaseline finally launched some Vaseline
for our lips. (Hope that made sense LOL). 

Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Claim 
Clinically proven to help heal dry lips. 
Comes in a premium steel tin inspired by our original look.

Guys I absolutely have no complaint about this one, locks in moisture 
and lasts without leaving your lips feeling sticky and greasy. 

Here is a tip (taken from the Vaseline sit)on how to use it, 
however I doubt you need it e. 

How to use
Dip your finger into the tin and scoop out just enough to cover the tip. 
Spread across dry lips until absorbed as needed. 
Enjoy this powerful lip reliever as it locks in your lips' 
natural moisture and relieves discomfort.

If you are looking for a lip moisturizer 
that is compact and long lasting try the Vaseline® Lip Therapy® 

SHOP HERE

Thank you very much for reading this. 

See you soon

Love 

Zanele

*post contains some PR samples

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Happy Birthday Asanda

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, for those that are new to the blog, I would like 
to introduce you to my daughter Asanda. 
I gave birthday to her last year on this day at 15:40 
and my life has never been the same.

I did a little montage of snippets from 0 months to 12 months on the YouTube Channel,
 I hope you enjoy.
WATCH HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FY8emiWeHo

See you soon. 

Love

Zanele

Monday, February 25, 2019

Mommy Monday | This Time Last Year

Soweto, South Africa
Good morning guyzies, when some said time flies 
I didn't know that they were actually referring to life itself. 
This time last year I had to go in hospital for an elective induced labour 
because the baby was passed her due date. 

There were major complications on that day and 
(I will talk about them when I'm ready). 

Asanda is turning 12 months tomorrow I couldn't be more blessed
 to have seen time itself in progress. 

Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom. 

Love 

Zanele

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Week 3 | On YouTube This Week

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, this week was lacking in content through out all my media. 
Hope I'm forgiven (",)

These are just YouTube Video's I uploaded in January. 

Enjoy





Hope next week is better.
See you there.

xx

Zanele

Monday, February 18, 2019

Manicure Monday - We Still Good

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, OMG I don't remember the last time I did a proper manicure and lately I have
not been loving nailpolish as it cracks during the week and I don't  have time to
be re-applying it.
Then there is gel which would require me to take sometime off
(during a Saturday and Sunday to have it
applied and I just don't have the time). Yeap being a mom has taken soo much of my time and
 I'm really still trying to adjust but it's soo hard to squeeze in some me time.

As I type this out on a Sunday my baby Asanda is having her afternoon nap and I thought I should add some content for Monday's post.
Anywho this post is just to say OMG press on's for me have been the IT,
I have been buying them at Clicks have been skeptical however they proved me wrong, especially the
short ones, don't sleep on them guys.

Anywho, here's to a great week.

SHOP : HERE

xx

Zanele

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Week 2 | On YouTube This Week

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, I hope your well. 
This week I only managed to cook up one upload I had the flu 
and no one to watch my baby. while filming
you know the drill.  

I hope you enjoy this quick, affordable tutorial. 
See you soon. '

xx

Zanele

Friday, February 15, 2019

Review | Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation Mocha

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope your morning is up to a great start.
Just a lil reminder I did a WetnWild Photofocus Foundation Review
which is up on my YouTube Channel.

I also shared my shopping experience when I picked up the foundation
at Clicks Eastgate Mall because I really wanted to get my hands on it which was just not on, a few days later I went to the Clicks at Jabulani Mall and darker shades were there planning to
pick up a lighter warmer shade later this month.

Going forward will most definitely keep my shopping local (Soweto)
which has been the way but I got bitten| by miss impulsive buyer and got to
pay the price.

YouTube Review - WATCH HERE
Hope you enjoyed my review and please do subscribe
to my channel, would truly appreciate it.

See you soon. '

xx

Zanele 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hair - 2 Year Natural Hair Update

Soweto, South Africa
December 2017
Hello Guyzies last week I shared with you that I’m on a healthy hair journey but I feel like we need to go back to the beginning so that I can track my progress with you.

I have to add that my hair could be sooo much longer but then I decided to bleach it 2 years back (June 2017 and I regretted it immediately) now that I look back on it was the pregnancy hormones getting the best of me, I didn’t even know I was pregnant at that time I think I was around 2 weeks 3 weeks into it. It’s been a struggle however I’m glad to say that most
of that fragile hair is now gone and I can focus on the healthy bits.
January 2019
Another thing that I was hoping wouldn't happen was post-partum shedding and thank goodness nothing huge came off,which I’m grateful.
So right now how I style my hair is in a Benny and Betty style wash/conditioner it every two weeks and apply my hair foods and oils.
This year I would really like to wear my hair out a lot and not depend on wigs.
I will be watching an lot of hair tutorial, and one blogger that I have been watching is
 ((Miriam Maulana (Beauty & Hair Vlogger)) and I toughly enjoy hair channel and how informative it is when it comes to detailed tutorials.

Overall I’m quite excited with my hair journey.
Please do tell me are you a natural hair girl or relaxed hair is the way for you. Do you have any channels that you would like to recommend for me to watch?

Thank you soo much for coming through.

Enjoy your day.

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review | Maybelline Super Stay 24H Full Coverage Foundation

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies I hope your day went off on a great note.
I wanted to do a first impressions on the channel however I was so eager to use the foundation I went in hard on it in December and it has been a favorite since (oops gave out the verdict on my intro but let me tell you why I like it).

The claim:
Glides on for smooth, breathable wear (true)
Diminishes uneven skin tone (true)
Dermatologist tested—will not clog pores (not sure about the dermalogist part but the not clogging pores part is true)
Covers all day (eeem soo true)

The product:
Comes in a glass bottle (you know the company is serious about this one ((because most drugstore foundations that are this price usually don't hey)), has a pump which is great for hygienic purposes. I’m pretty happy with the overall packaging whoever the white cap does get dirty pretty quickly but can be cleaned easily with a wiper.

My experience:
I was a bit skeptical at first I don’t know why but when I swatched it at Dischem I knew that I am going to love it. It applied nicely and covered my under eye dark circles.  A little goes a long way and the fact that I got it for R129.99 during a sale I’m over the moon, normal retail price is R199.95 (LINK - SHOP HERE)
I’m pretty impressed with the foundation it comes in 28 shades
and you won’t regret your hard earned money here.

See me do my everyday makeup using the foundation: (YouTube Channel - Zanele Mondi)
If you have any foundation review requests,
please do not hesitate to mention them below.

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

*links provided are not affiliates just for further information. 
*post contains no PR samples

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New In | African Extracts Age Range

Soweto, South Africa
Hope that your day started in a good note. 
Today I have a mini post on products that I will be incorporating in my skincare routine, 
I got from African Extracts (Creamy Cleaner, Toner and Day Cream) during the festive season,because I was using different products and I couldn't used them immediately. 
So I'm going to start using the following products 3 products in my skincare so I thought that I should share some of their claims to see what I should expect from each product. 

Hydrating Creamy Cleanser
Achieving a perfectly clean skin is more important than ever, 
given evidence of the damaging effects of our environment. 
Hydrating Creamy Cleanser with antioxidant-rich Bio-Active Rooibos, Vitamin C and E and soothing aloe leaf extract gets rid of daily grime and adds moisture to leave your skin soft and comfortable.
Price R82,99
Size 125ml

Misting Toner
A refreshing toner with real skin-care benefits is the next step. Our Misting Toner has Bio-Active Rooibos, aloe vera to soothe and calm, witch-hazel to purify and tighten pores, chamomile to help fade dark spots and aid cellular regeneration, and everlasting and daisy flowers to help revive radiance and counter the ageing effects of pollutants.
Price R119,99
Size 150ml

Firming Day Cream SPF15
Our rich, but non-greasy anti-ageing Firming Day Cream with sun protection delivers effective day-long moisturising and protection with Bio-Active Rooibos and anti-ageing plant complexes. 
Pronalen EAP TM (horse chestnut, lady’s thistle, green tea and germinated wheat) helps to reduce puffiness, tighten and firm, increases circulation and fights free radicals.
 Pronalen Bio-Protect TM (ginseng, apple, peach, wheat and barley), protects cell metabolism and skin surface from pollutants, including heavy metals and gases, and UV radiation.
Price R119,99
Size 150ml

With all these claims African Extracts is making I'm all pumped up to
start using this range.

SHOP : HERE

*post contains PR samples

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday Motivation | My Instagram Quotes

Soweto, South Africa




If you are having a challenging Monday here are a few quotes to keep you calm. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele 

instagram

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