Friday, September 27, 2019

A PRIVATE EMPIRE SCREENING WITH FOX

Parkhurst, Randburg, 2193, South Africa


Hey guyzies, hopefully everything is well and okay. 
I can't believe that Empire on Fox is on its last season wow. 

Seems like it was just yesterday when I upgraded my package on DSTV from
compact to extra (now called compact plus hey now that Lifetime, CI and I think history are now 
going to be axed by DSTV which channels are we going to get on extra?
 DSTV better open premium channels for
us in December while they sort out this debacle).

Anyways back to Empire.
 The private screening was held at Egrek Cinema in Parkhurst and 
I must say being on that side of town was great because these days, I find myself
being at home more than I would like to. 

The first episode of the last season was on another level, it gave me 
How To Get Away With Murder vibes, as 
there was the murder which might be the last scene and then it went forward. 

Can't wait to see how Lee Daniels concludes this wonderful series. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

A LUNCHEON WITH ALMAY

Fourways, Sandton, 2055, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hope you are well and okay. 
On Thursday we got to attend a luncheon held by Almay Cosmetics
which was out of Soweto (",) and was held at a fabulous venue in Fourways JHB.






Almay is the first first brand to:  
- Make hypoallergenoc cosmetics
- Make 100% fragrance-free products
- Disclose all ingredients used
- Perform safety testing for allergy and irritation
- Formulate for contact lens wearers
- Create cosmetic regimens for specific skin types

It was a day to familiarize ourselves more with the brand, 
meet the people behind the brand and fellow beauty enthusiasts. 
The food was great and the company was out of this world. 

Can't wait to share more Almay products on the blog
and to see what Almay has in-store for us in the future. 

SHOP : HERE

xx

Zanele

Thursday, September 26, 2019

TEST DRIVING A POLO FROM VW SOWETO

Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa



Hey guys, hopefully you are well and okay. 

Gold Reef City has a new promotion and to kick it of 6 journalists
and bloggers including myself were given the opportunity to 
test drive their latest giveaway prizes which are the VW Polo's from
VW Soweto To Gold Reef City/. 

I have never driven a brand new vehicle from the dealership
and this experience was really awesome and for the books. 

To see how you can win the cars see the following link: 

Thank you for the experience @GoldReefCity

xx

Zanele

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BOKTOWN | Watching The SpringBoks LIVE | World Cup 2019

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa

Hey guys, hopefully everything is going great. 
For those that don't know, the Rugby World Cup is currently being
played in Japan and as South African we are cheering them on the best way we know how 
by watching the game with other South African on a large venue
while drinking beer and eating some wors. 

The perfect venue for this is what they name BOKTOWN. 
The BOKTOWN that we went to is the one at GoldReefCity, 
you can follow the #BOKTOWN on social media to see where your
nearest venue is for the Springbok Supporters.

Unfortunately we lost against New Zealand however I'm hopeful
that we will triumph ahead. 

All the best!

xx

Zanele

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mommy Monday | Breakfast with Epimax South Africa

Westcliff, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Hey guys, hopefully everything is well and okay.

So on the 19th of September 2019 Epimax hosted a 
breakfast while talking to us about their latest product launches the 

Epimax Oatmeal Lotion 
Epimax Baby Bum Barrier Cream 

Let us take a look at some of their claims: 
Epi-max® Oatmeal is a light, ultra-caring lotion that restores the compromised skin barrier, soothes and protects dry, sensitive skin and absorbs quickly with a velvety, non-greasy afterfeel. 

They key ingredients are colloidal oatmeal, oat oil and shea butter – a protective combination that helps soothe, relieve and condition dry or sensitive skin.

Epi-max® Oatmeal Lotion is fragrance, colourant and paraffin free and can be used as frequently as needed by the whole family.

Epi-max®Bum Barrier Cream protects, conditions & restores sensitive skin area. 

Fragrance & colourant free

Zinc oxide, glycerin, shea butter, panthenol, allantion, bisabolol, 
rosemary leaf extract. 

My family and I have been using Epimax for a while 
and I must say that we are not disappointed thus far. 

Epimax Oatmeal Lotion (200g) RRP: R105
Epimax Baby Bum Barrier Cream (50g) RRP: R85

SHOP HERE

Thank you kindly for hosting us Epimax. 

xx

Zanele

Friday, September 20, 2019

HOW TO SET UP A LAST MINUTE BIRTHDAY PARTY TABLE

Soweto, South Africa


Hey guys, hopefully you are well and okay.
On the 19th of September it was my sister (Sindi) birthday
last minute wise she told me that she would like to host her birthday 
with a few friends because it is not a major milestone birthday however she would 
still like to still celebrate her birthday. 

Then I was like let us have a braai, it quick and simple plus
there is no need to be fancy. 
My family is a family that loves braai's and my sisters birthday was
not going to be an exception. 

On the menu we had: 
Wors
Chicken Wings
Chicken Drumsticks
Pork Chops
Some Braai Mealies
Chicken Kebabs

For Salads: 
Greek Salad
Baked Potatoes
Tomato Relish

Optional Extra
Pap
Rolls

And guys that is how you set up a last minute
birthday braai at home. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Thursday, September 19, 2019

LIVE EVENT | What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas (The Barnyard Theatre)

SILVERSTAR R28, Muldersdrift, 1740, South Africa


Hey guys, hopefully everything is well and okay. 
Last night we got to spend the night in Vegas for real through 
live music, a few drinks, a burger and pizza nothing beats. 

Nothing beats a live performance and I must say that the 
LIVE IN VEGAS (Tribute to the Music Legends that have rocked Vegas)
is a must see show. 

Below is an extract from the Barnyard Theather site: 
Live in Vegas is a tribute to the superstars who have rocked Las Vegas over the past 60 years and performed some of the greatest live shows in music history. 
Featuring a 10-piece cast of singers, dancers, and musicians, 
Live in Vegas is a dazzling rock extravaganza paying tribute to the greatest music icons of our time.

The show features tributes to divas, including Celine Dion, Cher, Jennifer Lopez 
and Shirley Bassey and rockers, ZZ Top, Santana,
 Aerosmith and Def Leppard. Also featured are tributes to icons, including Elvis Presley,
 Lionel Richie, the Bee Gees and Michael Jackson. Live in Vegas also pays tribute to crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Michael BublĂ© 
as well as surprise tributes to Pitbull, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - 
so let’s get this party started and experience some fun, glitz, glamour 
and awesome music because “Live in Vegas” is sure to set the stage on fire!

Shows start from : R130
You can buy your tickets from the following site:

I had a great night, thank you Silverstar for the invite. 

xx

Zanele

Monday, September 9, 2019

SOWETO KOTA FESTIVAL 2019

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guy welcome back to the blog. 
Yesterday I attended the Soweto Annual Kota Festival which was held at the 
Elkah Cricket Field in Rockville. 
The cricket field is a couple of streets away from where i reside,
 so I took my nephews there. 
On arrival we bought our tickets and went on to the field, this is a first local festival I 
have attended in a while and I must say I was happy from the get go. 

They had a variety of different kotaz(not sure what the plural for Kota is) and drinks. 
They also had different stands for people promoting their business's 
(I know that that there is a word about this). 
The field had a nice flow I was really impressed, and also there was a lot of
 parking space and security. 

If I had to add a few things it would be a much bigger eating area 
as the field allowed and the kids area could be much nice because it looked like an after thought. 

Overall it was a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon and will most definitely be
going there next year. 

Have a great day. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Food Blogger | Get To Know Me | Cindy Mondi

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, the food posts have been really awesome and 
I'm loving the content that my sister has been bringing.

I thought we should do a quick
Get To Know Cindy Tag, I hope you enjoy it. 
  1. Are you a morning or night person? Morning
  2. Are you afraid of the dark? No
  3. Are you an extrovert or introvert? Extrovert
  4. Are you left or right handed? Right
  5. Are you more of a tidy person or a messy one? Tidy
  6. Are you on time or always late? Lol it depends
  7. Can you curl your tongue? No
  8. Can you wiggle your ears? No
  9. Coffee or tea? Tea, always.
  10. Cookies, cake or donuts? Donuts
  11. Did you ever participate in a talent show? Yes
  12. Did you go to prom? No
  13. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes
  14. Do you bite your nails? No
  15. Do you consider yourself a good cook? Yes
  16. Do you enjoy dancing? Yes
  17. Do you enjoy DIY or crafts? DIY
  18. Do you forgive easily? No
  19. Do you have a nickname? Yes
  20. Were you ever a scout or a brownie? Brownie
  21. What city were you born in? Soweto
  22. What did you last eat? Oats
  23. What did you want to be when you were younger? A soldier
  24. What is one item you can’t live without? Lip Balm
  25. What is your shoe size? 8
  26. What movie have you watched repeatedly? Thor
  27. What phone do you have (Apple or Android)? Andriod
A lady of a few words I tell you. 

Hopefully you have enjoyed the tag.

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Spring 2019 | Warm Green Bean Salad

Soweto, South Africa


Hi guys hope all is well,on today's blog post we doing a warm green bean salad.
Spring is finally here and our food will show. 
The first salad we are doing is a warm green bean salad because even though 
it is Spring now the weather is just not yet agreeing with us. 

Recipe:
-Green Beans
-Broccoli
-Baby Potatoes
                                          -Green Pepper                                        
-Red Pepper
-Yellow Pepper
-Romanita Tomatoes
-Onion
-Eggs
-Parsely
-Corriander
-Salt and Black Pepper

Dressing:
-Mustard
-Red Wine Vineger
-Olive Oil

Cooking Instructions
Bring to the boil green beans,broccoli (you can microwave these also),
baby potatoes and eggs (in separate pots because they have a different cooking time) .
When your green beans and broccoli are half done stir fry them lightly 
until they are cooked.

Make your dressing by whisking together,
olive oil,red wine vinegar,mustard and your mixed herbs. 
Combine your green beans, broccoli,baby potatoes,green pepper,
red pepper,yellow pepper,romanita tomatoes,onion,eggs,salt and
pepper to taste and serve.

The sekumndani (enjoy). 

The salad is easy and simple can feed an individual or family
the serving suggestion on the egg will also be up to you, 
my family;y likes their eggs well done but I recommend the yolk to be a bit runny. 

Thanks for coming throuhg. 

Happy Cooking. 

xx

Cindy

Friday, September 6, 2019

This Week | South Africa In Tears

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope you are safe. 

The following things shook the headlines this week: 

Xenophobic Violence

Murder of UCT student

Kidnapping of child in Vanderbijl

Murder of 4 children in KwaZulu-Natal

I also think other crimes occurred but these made the headlines 
The blog often shares the beauty of life and try to look life in
a more positive aspect but I cannot help 
but not share these sad times because they left a majority
of South Africans in shock and still are. 

Social media this week more than ever was in a frenzy, 
from stories of looting on select shops including those
of foreign nationals, woman sharing their stories of sexual assault and other 
horrible tragedies that I cannot even begin to type out. 
When will enough be enough, I hope the voices on the street and
social have been heard and the government is finally going to 
act on the people's suggestions. 

South Africa needs healing and a major intervention, 
times of change are ahead and hopefully for the better. 

Till wee meet again. 

Zanele  

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