Thursday, December 17, 2020

HERMOSA FLOR COSMETICS WISHLIST | BLOGMAS DAY 17

Soweto, South Africa
 
Last week I did wishlists focusing on some major retailers, and 
this week I'm featuring small businesses I love, follow and been 
eyeing, so without wasting any of your time. 
Today we are doing everyone's favourite Hermosa Flor Cosmetics, 
which has taken the country by storm with it's great releases. 
Today's focus is on make-up only, however checkout their site because they have skincare too.

Let us see what they have:  SHOP

SPARKLY LIPGLOSS - R120
SHOP : HERE

GLOWGANG EYESHADOW - R250.00 (retail R320)
SHOP : HERE

GLOW-GETTER LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICK - R120.00
SHOP : HERE

WHITE LILY EYESHADOW PALETTE - R280.00 (retail R320)
SHOP : HERE

DAISY EYESHADOW PALETTE - R280 (retail R320)
SHOP : HERE

THE FLOR MAKE-UP BRUSH SET - R350
SHOP : HERE

Happy Shopping, See You Soon

**

Zanele

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

FOX HAIR ESSENTIALS WISHLIST | BLOGMAS DAY 16

Soweto, South Africa
 
I hope that your Wednesday is going way better than mine. 
Today I'm featuring a business that recently launched, 
is black owned, sells natural hair accessories and essential, 
nationwide. 
Let us see what they have: 

SHOP

Wide Tooth Detangling Comb - R20

Microfiber Towel - White R70.00

Microfiber Towel - Greyish Brown - R70.00

Microfiber Towel - Grey - R70.00


SHOP : HERE

Contact them : HERE ( Instagram)

Happy Shopping, See You Soon

**
Zanele

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

YOLZ BEAUTY WISHLIST | BLOGMAS DAY 15

Soweto, South Africa
 
Last week I did wishlists focusing on major retailers, and 
this week I'm featuring small businesses I love, follow and been 
eyeing, so without wasting any of your time. 
Today I am doing Yolz Beauty.

ABOUT YOLZ BEAUTY

Yolz Beauty is a skin & beauty brand that uses nature’s hydrating properties 
to enhance the health and radiance of skin. 
Yolz Beauty is founded on the belief that we all deserve healthy, 
glowing skin and is proudly developed on our home soil - South Africa.

We are a black female owned - women centered brand, 
who strongly believe in gender equality, gender representation and black empowerment.
We are also firm believers in cruelty free beauty which 
positively contributes to animal welfare.

SHOP YOLZ BEAUTY


3x Hunie Hydrate Sheet Masks - R 125.00
SHOP : HERE

CHRISTMAS PAMPER BOX -2. R 499.00 (RETAIL R880.00)
- 3x Luxury Scented Soy Wax Candles (NEW)
- 1x Vanilla Latte Body Scrub (NEW)
- 1x Handmade Avocado & Poppy Seed Soap Bar (NEW)
- 1x Bath Bomb
- 1x Bottled Rose Blend Bath Salt
- 3x Trio Sheet Masks (Change in the notes section if you want to choose 3 of your faves)
- 1x Gold Face Mask 
SHOP : HERE

Rose Blend Salt - R 89.99
SHOP : HERE

Pink Himalayan Salt - R 79.99
SHOP : HERE

Bath Bombs - R 120.00
SHOP : HERE

Happy Shopping, See You Soon

***

Zanele

Monday, December 14, 2020

NOIR HAIR SA SALON & WISHLIST | BLOGMAS DAY 14

Soweto, South Africa
 Last week I did wishlists focusing on some major retailers, and 
this week I'm featuring small businesses I love, follow and been 
eyeing, so without wasting any of your time. 
Today we are doing  Noir Hair SA


ABOUT NOIR HAIR SA

Noir Hair SA is a Multi-Ethnic hair salon that caters for all Hair types. 
We specialize in Curly, Coily and Wavy Hair Types. 
The products we use are specifically formulated to care for each Hair Type we service.
 We are strong believers in educating our clients on how to care for their hair.  
We have been in the market for 4 years making sure that
 we give you and your hair the best! 


SHOP THEIR BEST SELLERS BELOW:

1. Detangling Brush - Rubberized Regular price - R 115.00
SHOP : HERE

2. Design Essentials® Natural Almond & Avocado Curl Stretching Cream Regular price R 349.00
SHOP : HERE

3. Mist Spray Bottle and Brush Combo Regular price - R 300.00
SHOP : HERE

4. Keracare Intensive Restorative Masque Regular price - R 295.00
SHOP : HERE

5. Cantu Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream Regular price R 120.00
SHOP : HERE

6. Bonnet for all Hair Dryers Regular price - R 210.00
SHOP : HERE

7. Aunt Jackie's In Control Conditioner Regular price - R 110.00
SHOP : HERE

BOOK YOUR NEXT SALON VISIT

Noir Hair SA 
31 Cowley Road Klevehill Park, Bryanston 
info@noirhairsa.com
+27 11 053 8880

READ THEIR BLOG & PRICES

PRICES : HERE
READ   : HERE

See you soon

**

Zanele

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Easy Homemade Forgotten Cookies with Strawberry Sauce | Blogmas Day 13

Soweto, South Africa

Hi guy's hope everything is going well today.

On today's blog post I will be doing Forgotten Cookies which are
a mixture between a cookie and meringue,
I couldn't think of making anything better with some leftover egg whites.

They are a great alternative to a heavy Christmas/Party dessert.
The cookies bake in the fading heat overnight.

Forgotten Cookies Instructions:

‐2 Large eggs whites(at room temperature)
‐1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
‐75g Chocolate Chips
‐75g Chopped Pistachios
‐1Tsp Cider Vinegar
‐1Pinch of Fine Salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
1. In a greasy free bowl whisk together the egg whites and
 salt until you have a soft peek. 

2.Whisk in the sugar a little a time until it's thick and glossy

3.By hand fold in vinegar vinegar then add the chocolate chips,
and most of the pistachios and gently fold.

4. With a spoon drop the mixture into a large baking sheet,
and sprinkle the remaining pistachios.

4. Put the cookies into the oven and turn off,
let it set overnight and NO peeking.

Additional Information
You can always throw in whatever you like 
and build them to your own taste.
 Keep them to 5 days stored in an airtight container.

Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients:
‐1 Pack, rinsed,cut'd and thickly sliced
‐1/3 Castor Sugar
‐1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
‐1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
‐1/2 Tbsp Cornflour
‐1 Tbsp Water

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pot, 
over medium heat expect cornflour.

2.Bring to the boil and cook over medium low
 heat for 4‐5 minutes.

3.In a small bowl combine together cornflour 
and water and gradually stir in cornflour mixture into strawberries.

4.Cook for additional minutes until sauce thickens.

5.Serve hot or cold with biscuits or your favorite dessert, 
hope you enjoy them and merry Christmas.

And enjoy with the whole family. 

See You Next Sunday. 

**

Cindy

Saturday, December 12, 2020

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS @ DISCHEM | BLOGMAS DAY 12

Soweto, South Africa
 

I love wishlists and this week I'm dedicating it
to last minute gift ideas today I'm doing,
 everyone's favorite DISCHEM

1. Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Spf15 Foundation - R165.00
SHOP : HERE

2. Rimmel Insta Conceal Contour - R159.95
SHOP : HERE

3. La Girl Pro Setting Powder Banana Yellow - R70.00
SHOP : HERE

4. Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - R262.95
SHOP : HERE

5. Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation - R195.00
SHOP : HERE

6. Essence Eyeshadow Applicators - R 126.95
SHOP : HERE

7. Revlon Pink Happiness Wand Pack Mixed EDT 17ml X4 - R275.00
SHOP : HERE

See You Soon

xx

Zanele

Friday, December 11, 2020

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS @ CLICKS | BLOGMAS DAY 11

Soweto, South Africa
 
I love wishlists and this week I'm dedicating it
to last minute gift ideas.
In today's post I'm sharing all things gift sets at Clicks. 
Take a look.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely 2 Piece Set - R 555.00
SHOP : HERE

2. Smudge Luxurious Lip Collection - R119.00
SHOP : HERE

3. Yardley English Blazer Original 50ml Eau De Toilette, 125ml Deodorant - R299.00
SHOP : HERE

4. Christiano Ronaldo Play It Cool Shoebox Pic Set - R 895.00
SHOP : HERE

5. Sorbet Floral Fragrance, Bath Lotion & Wand Set - R 379.00
SHOP : HERE

6. The Body Shop Jasmine Small Gift - R 395.00
SHOP : HERE

See You Soon

**

Zanele 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS @ MRPRICE HOME | BLOGMAS DAY 10

Soweto, South Africa
 
I love wishlists and this week I'm dedicating it
to last minute gift ideas today I'm doing, everyone favorite MR PRICE HOME

1. Metal Prism Multi Candle Holder - R399.99
SHOP : HERE

2. 5 Piece Glitter Home Office Set - R99.99
SHOP : HERE

3. Iris Blossom Diffuser, 200ml - R199.99
SHOP : HERE

4. Work Hard Notebook, A5 - R39.99
SHOP : HERE

5. Brixton Standing Lamp Set - R1,300.00
SHOP : HERE

6. Wild Fig And Cassis Diffuser, 120ml - R229.99
SHOP : HERE

See You Soon

**

Zanele

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS @ LOADS OF LIVING | BLOGMAS DAY 9

Soweto, South Africa
 
I love wishlists and this week I'm dedicating it
to last minute gift ideas today I'm doing Loads of Living. 
Loads of Living has a limited selection of home stuff, and their bedding sets 
are just too nice!

1. GREENLEAF SHIMMERING FLOWER DIFFUSE - R 650.00
SHOP : HERE

2. LOADS OF LIVING GOLD PLANTER 50CM - R 480.00
SHOP : HERE

3. CHARLOTTE RHYS DIFFUSER BERGAMOT & LIME - R 625.00
SHOP : HERE

4. LOADS OF LIVING SILVER BOWL SET - R 599.00
SHOP : HERE

5. LOADS OF LIVING SNACKS OR TRINKETS HOLDER - R 399.00
SHOP : HERE

See you soon. 

**

Zanele

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS @ WOOLWORTHS | BLOGMAS DAY 8

Soweto, South Africa
 
I love wishlists and this week I'm dedicating it
to last minute gift ideas today I'm doing Woolworths and 
sharing some of the gifts I've been eyeing. 

1.JO MALONE LONDON Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream - R 520.00
SHOP : HERE

2. NESPRESSO Lattissima One Coffee Machine wasR 4,499.00 nowR 3,599.00
SHOP : HERE

3. DYSON Absolute V10 (SV12) Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner R 12,999.00
SHOP : HERE

4. BELLE MAISON Hand Wash & Lotion Set R 250.00
SHOP : HERE

5. LULU & MARULA Energising Bath & Body Kit - R 435.00
SHOP : HERE

See you soon.
 
**

Zanele

Monday, December 7, 2020

Motivation Monday | The Will To Win Poem by Berton Braley | Blogmas Day 7

 

I discovered this poem last week and since then 
it really stuck with me. 
Hope it gives you more understanding of this thing called WILL

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and
your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you'll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you'll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You'll get it!
- Berton Braley


See you soon. 

**

Zanele

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Dried Chickpeas And Couscous Salad | BLOGMAS DAY 6

Soweto, South Africa
Dried Chickpeas And Couscous Salad

 

Hey guy, hope all is well. 
It's been a while since I posted 
(Is it me or sharing food posts during the peak rona period was 
just something else),
2020 has been a very hectic but no worries I'm back.
On today's blog post I will be doing a Chickpea and Couscous Salad.

What I love about this salad is that you can 
have it hot or cold and even substitute the ingredients with your own favorites.
I like to also add some add some
seasonal fruits and vegetables (really whatever you like mostly goes here). 

In addition you can add some nuts and seeds to give it that nutty and crunchy texture,
you can have it as a salad or a side dish and it is really nutritious. 

How To: Dried Chickpeas And Couscous Salad



The Dried Chickpeas And Couscous Salad

-Couscous
-Chickpeas
-Tomatoes
-Cucumber
-Red onion 
-Cranberries
-Lemon
-Feta
-Pistachios
-Italian Parsley
-Salt and Pepper

For The Dressing

-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Grape Seed Oil
-Lemon
-Dry Mint or Fresh Mint
-Chopped Garlic and Ginger
-Salt and Pepper
(Let it sit for 2 hrs or overnight for the dry mint to soak in).

Happy Festive Season!!!

See you soon.

**

Cindy

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Daphne Skin, Nails & Make-Up Artist | Around Soweto Business | BLOGMAS DAY 5

Soweto, South Africa

 

Hey guys, today I have a Skin, Nails & Make-Up Artist 
found Around Soweto her name is Daphne. 

The pictures included are from all her previous work and she is mobile. 

Prices start from R100  and above. 

For business queries you can contact her below: 
061 185 2538

See you soon.

**

Zanele

Friday, December 4, 2020

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FULL COVERAGE UNDER-EYE CONCEALER REVIEW ON DRY SKIN | BLOGMAS DAY 4

Soweto, South Africa
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FULL COVERAGE UNDER-EYE CONCEALER REVIEW ON DRY SKIN shade TAN45

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FULL COVERAGE UNDER-EYE CONCEALER 
BLEND-ABILITY?

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FULL COVERAGE UNDER-EYE CONCEALER REVIEW ON DRY SKIN - WITHOUT POWDER

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FULL COVERAGE UNDER-EYE CONCEALER REVIEW ON DRY SKIN - WITH SETTING POWDER


I bought the Maybelline Super Stay Concealer shade TAN a while back and haven't been 
using it because I thought it was too light 
and just would not blend, I don't know what got me thinking about that 
because the SuperStay Foundation is one of the best foundations, I've tried in a while. 

I jumped into the concealer because I was getting tied of the Revlon Candid
shade 070 and the L.A. Girl Concealer shade Fawn and wanted to 
try something else and the results were...

Claims:
No matter what’s on your agenda, look to Super Stay® Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer to transform the look of your tired eyes.
 This full-coverage, yet lightweight concealer features a precise paddle applicator that effortlessly glides
 the formula onto the skin for a smooth, seamless finish. 
Our under eye concealer is waterproof, transfer and smudge resistant, and lasts for up to 24 hours.


How to use/apply:
Step 1. Using the applicator apply the desired amount under your eyes.
Step 2. Blend with fingers.

My Thoughts: 
Because I have a really super sensitive under eye area lately 
I've been using really minimal products around that area. 
The concealer appears to be really thick and bright at first sight. 

On application it is really thick and creamy and when I say a little goes a long
and can tell that I will be using this concealer for the next six months. 

On most days I use a concealer to cover up and brighten my under eye
circles, I thought that I could get away with not adding powder 
but this concealer needs powder as it creases, not a lot just enough 
for it to set and be good which is great. 

Would I buy this concealer again? Yes 
Do I recommend it yes, for everyday use and heavy glam looks
because it blends well in the eyes and is non drying. 

SHOP : HERE

Hope you enjoyed this format of a review. 

Will see you soon. 

**

Zanele

Thursday, December 3, 2020

THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS UP | BLOGMAS DAY 3

Soweto, South Africa


This year has just gone by really quickly or slowly depending on who's answering
but one thing we know for sure is that it was out of this world so 
the second week of November I had to take out the Christmas Tree and set it up
because you know for the "happiness" it hopefully brings. 

We bought the Christmas tree 2013 December in what would be our mothers last Christmas with us 
and you know other than crying this time, I'm just glad the tree is still good 
and bringing us joy now with my daughter. 
Wow I just described a (circle of life) moment.

Christmas is a time for family laughter and joy, so this year I'm planning 
to be selfish and give myself that. 

Christmas Tree : SHOP HERE (*similar)

A what's in my Christmas Tree post will be up in a few days. 

See you soon. 

****

Zanele

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

KFC goes 50/50 with Mzansi to celebrate 50 years in South Africa | BLOGMAS DAY 2


Next year, KFC will celebrate 50 years of sharing its famous Original Recipe™
 with Mzansi. Since 1971, the popular chicken brand has served up millions of meals around the country and has,
 over five decades, cemented itself as one of South Africa’s most loved brands. 
A brand that is not only known for its high-quality standards, 
but for also offering its customers delicious
 tasting meals at great prices - making it affordable for all South Africans 
to enjoy the goodness of KFC. 

 A crazy year deserves a crazy celebration and so to honour almost 50 years in the country,
 KFC is going big by going halvies with South Africa this December. 

 
Marketing Director at KFC South Africa, Suhayl Limbada said, 
Celebrating 50 years in South Africa with local fans is a big deal for us and so
 we’re going big the only way we know how – by sharing it with Mzansi.”
To celebrate into their 50th anniversary year, for the first time ever KFC
 also went 50/50 with talented local illustrator,
 Russell Abrahams (AKA Yay Abe) to design a unique collection of limited-edition Birthday Buckets. 
Inspired by KFC’s heritage and the culture of Mzansi, Yay Abe added his bold, 
bright and playful illustration style to the iconic KFC buckets - which always brings people together - to create a range of collectable buckets 
that will hopefully bring a little more colour and a lot more flare to festive tables this December. 

HOW THE #LETSGO5050 PROMOTION WORKS: 

KFC is offering customers 50% off selected products every day from the
 1st to the 20th of December 2020. 
Whether you pop into your local KFC or swing by the drive-thru be sure to hurry as specials are limited to the first 100 customers in store (up to 2 items per transaction). 
But, if you miss out, order online or via the KFC App as 
the deals are available all day (up to 5 items per transaction). 


THESIS LIFESTYLE X KFC

Not shy on celebratory spirit, or local collaborations, KFC also went 50/50 with local fashion brand Thesis Lifestyle to create a limited-edition collection of KFC inspired streetwear. 
With a finger on the pulse of the street culture and style, 
the founder of the Soweto-based brand, Wandile Zondo and his partner Galebowe Mahlatsi,
 create streetwear that they hope
 will inspire the next generation to define themselves. 

The Thesis x KFC Collection includes an exclusive run of bespoke t-shirts, 
vests, tote bags and bucket hats. These were designed to reflect what they believe KFC founder, Colonel Sanders, would be proud to see and experience if he were to visit the streets of Mzansi today. “Bringing together the original style of streetwear in Soweto, with the original flavour and flare of KFC, we want this range to tell a story that salutes the South African people of KFC, 
from their thousands of employees to their millions of fans,” 
said Zondo of Thesis, “Thesis is more than just a brand, it’s a lifestyle, and the same is true about KFC, it is a part of our culture".


The collection will be on sale from the 1st of December and the best part is that 50% of all sales will
 be going towards the KFC Add Hope programme,
 so fans can go 50/50 with KFC to support more children who need it most

SHOP COLLECTION : 


BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE

What would a Birthday be without gifts? KFC will also be gifting Thesis x KFC swag items on their social platforms in December with giveaways every day from 21 - 30 December 2020. 
In KFC’s 50/50 spirit, winners will each win two prizes 
so they can go 50/50 with their loved ones by gifting them too. 
Stay tuned to the KFC social media pages to enter.  

Facebook: KFCSA
Instagram: @kfcsa
Twitter: @kfcsa
Website: https://order.kfc.co.za
More about KFC’s 50th Celebrations: https://order.kfc.co.za/turns50

See You Soon. 

**

Zanele




*Thank you KFCSA for the invite, 
parts of the article are from a pr release.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

OPENING NEW PRODUCTS FROM VICHY | BLOGMAS DAY 1

Soweto, South Africa

 

Hey guyzies, hopefully everything is well and okay. 
Today's post is a simple one, I recently received a PR package from VICHY and just wanted to 
find out more about them since it will be my first time using their products. 
I've always seen them but never gravitated towards them, maybe it's because sometimes
at Dishem their products are soo close to the door when you walk-in and the sales assistance 
always want to upsell some other product you never even heard off, so I just end up never buying 
any of their products. 

So today is the day we learn more about their products and what they have in-store for us. 

The post is all about their claims and my first initial impressions, 
from what I gather there isn't alot of claims, which is great, 
because some products have a lot claims and then under-deliver
so let's jump straight into it. 


VICHY NORMADERM PHYTOSOLUTION MATTIFYING VOLCANIC CLEANSER

Consistency: 
A clay-to-foam cleanser with an oil-absorbing clay and a deeply cleansing foam.
Claim: 
Skin is left mattified, purified, and clean
Active Ingredients: 
Volcanic perlite absorbs excess oil, cleansing base from vegetal origin


VICHY NORMADERM S.O.S SULPHUR ANTI-SPOT PASTE

Consistency: 
A white cream
Claim:
Localised imperfections care powered by 10% sulphur that dries out the pimples
 while soothing the skin.
Recommended for people with blemish-prone skin who need quick and targeted care to a localised pimple in addition to their daily routine.
Active Ingredients: 
10% sulphur to dry out blemishes, niacinamide to soothe, and glycolic acid to exfoliate


VICHY NORMADERM PHYTOSOLUTION MATTIFYING MIST

Consistency: 
Translucent 
Claims: 
Skin is instantly mattified. Sebum excess is reduced. Skin feels refreshed. 
Skin seems protected from pollution
Ingredients: 
Amino Acid to reduce the excess of sebum, Vichy Volcanic Water to strengthen
 the skin’s natural defenses.

Also included on the package is the long people's favourite: 

VICHY MINERAL FORTIFYING AND PLUMPING DAILY BOOSTER

Consistency: 
Transulencet gel
Claims: 
Plumpness, Tonicity and Healthy Glow
Ingredients: 
Water, Polybutylene Glycol, Glycerin, 


SHOP : HERE


I can't wait to use the products, especially the Volcanic Mattifying Cleansing Cream, 
with it's consistency I can tell that I will
enjoy using it. 

See you soon

***

Zanele


*Products received for PR consideration.

DOING BLOGMAS & CAPTURING DECEMBER 2020 | DECEMBER GOALS

Soweto, South Africa

 

2020 hasn't been great for my feed and blog as the content was on 
a downward spiral, but haha Blogtober really challenged me to 
wear my big girl boots and just do this blogging/content creation thing and 
you know what I missed and I loved it.

So December 2020 is here South Africa is still in Lockdown Level 1 but the 
restrictions are not that bad, plus it's summer so the rigidness is gone
making people myself included have a bit more fun with other kids. 
2020 has been hella depressing, the amount of opportunities haven't been that great 
but we push through because I'm in this blogging business for a long run. 

I'm planning to share more content even more on my Instagram and to do that
I've decided to participate on the Capturing December Challenge were one captures 
a pic daily and upload it using the word of that day as a guide line, this challenge is supposed to be fun and is meant to be enjoyed. 
So if you want to part take in it, you can kindly check out my Instagram. 

In addition to Capturing December I'm doing Blogmas because I love Christmas
and anything other than me posting and creating content this December 
will put in a depression, so create create create, that is the plan. 
Blogmas is 25 days of 25 posts mostly Christmas related and it is also 
supposed to be fun no stress here because sharing your traditions is fun and 
from what I gather everyone celebrates Christmas different and ooh the food on Christmas Day, 
I cannot wait. 

So I hope you enjoy the content that I have instore for you 
and make sure that you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel because
I'm planning on uploading there also, just not vlogs just regular content. 

See you soon. 

**

Zanele

Monday, November 30, 2020

THANK YOU NOVEMBER

Soweto, South Africa

CAPE ISLAND LUXURY CANDLES


November was a really slow month content wise for me, but I guess
that I'm saving all of my energy for Blogmas (blogging daily for 25 days). 
Manage to attend two events (A live show at the Lyric Theatre and Making my own 
Gin with premium gin maker Inverroche) which were both great experiences and 
would like to thank the organizers for the invites. 

Content wise I slacked in November but hey I'm not mad 
when the motivation is not there it is not there. 
See some posts that I cooked up below: 
Seen them first on
 In Out & Around Soweto - http://www.aroundsoweto.com/

See you tomorrow on BLOGMAS DAY 1

***

Zanele

Sunday, November 29, 2020

CORNA SOTRA LIFESTYLE | AROUND SOWETO BUSINESS

Soweto, South Africa

Corna Sotra is a fresh new platform for creativity and pushing social awareness 
of local businesses and local brands LOCALLY. khona'e sotra

Statement from Corna Sotra Founders: 
(This statement was made during Winter 2020)

Life has never been easy for us as a black community that we know and experience on a daily, however, we as Corna Sotra LifeStyle prefer being solution based. 
We believe that some if not all of the issues we face in our community can be easily tackled when we work in a unitary manner. 
The topic on electricity for one. We complain to the service provider (Eskom) for giving us a bad service and all. In this time and age are we really fixing our eyes on one 
electricity service provider to keep our lights on? 
With all the great minds we meet at the Corna we know that our brothers and sister are qualified and highly recommended to tackle such situations. The Towers in Orlando is a given for us. Since we can't meet at the Corna for now, let's meet on social platforms and provide solutions
 for our everyday challenges.

#WeHaveEverythingWeNeed

Corna Sotra Lifestyle sessions take place
on the 1st week of each month in Molapo Soweto

Check out their Facebook page for more information: 


See You Soon

***

Zanele

Saturday, November 28, 2020

CAPE ISLAND LUXURY WISHLIST/GIFTSETS 2020

Soweto, South Africa

 

Today's post is not that long, I'm just sharing with you some
wishlist items from the luxury brand Cape Island which is a 100% female owned 
All products are locally designed and made in Cape Town with a strong focus on ethical manufacturing and sourcing of sustainable raw materials.
 Cape Island products are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and aquatically safe. 


African Storm Soap, Lotion & Diffuser Boxed Set - R745
SHOP : HERE

Safari Days Soap, Lotion & Candle Boxed Set - R695
SHOP : HERE

Summer Vineyard Soap, Lotion & Candle Boxed Set - R695
SHOP : HERE

Clifton Beach Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395
SHOP : HERE

Black Gold Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395
SHOP : HERE

Safari Days Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395
SHOP : HERE


They have a new scent out called Wild Coast, which you can read all about on 
their site (linked below)

For more information: 
Facebook: @capeislanddesigns

Instagram: @cape_island_



See You Soon. 

***

Zanele

Friday, November 27, 2020

MAKING MY OWN GIN FROM SCRATCH | INVERROCHE GIN SCHOOL

Johannesburg, Fourways, Sandton,
 
South Africa’s favorite artisanal gin brand has pushed the
envelope once again with the launch of Inverroche Gin Schools in Gauteng. Through
these gin schools Inverroche will teach people the wonders of gin, educate them about the
brand and teach them the basics of creating quality gin through an innovative experience
at the Inverroche Gin School.

The Inverroche Gin School offers an educational and exciting journey through the endless
world of Gin. This three-hour experience, presented by a knowledgeable expert, allows
guests in groups of up to 12 people, to be taken back in time to the spirits origin hundreds
of years ago, all the way to the great popularity it enjoys today. Enjoy artisanal cocktails
paired with canapé treats, learn new things, and have a laugh about facts you would
barely believe to be true. A great excursion for friends, colleagues or anyone looking for a
unique activity and experience in Gauteng.



“Some see a tasting room; we see a gin distiller in every guest”
These one of a kind, multisensory, experiences will allow curious gin lovers the
opportunity to learn about the brand through a gin distillation master class and have an
opportunity to distil their very own gin, from selecting the botanicals to bottling and
labelling their one of a kind bottle of gin - a first in South Africa, as true to the pioneering
ethos of the Inverroche.

Inverroche Gin Schools will be available for consumer experiences in mid-November and
can be found at the following locations:

Gin School at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg
William Nicol Drive, Pieter Wenning Road Johannesburg, Fourways, Sandton,
2191
ginschool@indabahotel.co.za
011 840 6600

 Gin School at Culture Club, Pretoria
12 16th St, Hazelwood, Pretoria, 0081
ginschoolpta@gmail.com
012 030 1343

For more information on what this pioneering brand has to offer, visit the Inverroche

See You Soon

***

Zanele


*Thank you @Inverroche for the Gin School Experience

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

GIFTS UNDER R35 | BRAMLEY COSMETICS CHRISTMAS GIFT SETS

 

If you have been following the blog then you would know just how
much I'm into Christmas and affordable Christmas presents are my jam. 

Bramley Cosmetics this year is releasing 3 luxurious gift set boxes, 
Magnolia, Lavender or Aloe Vera. 
Bramley has also recognized that because it's important for people during these COVID-19 times to stay germ, virus and dirt free a hand wash has been included in everyset. 

While it's very important to wash your hands frequently, your hands may be 
left feeling dry, sore and irritated and with the 
hand & nail creams you automatically put that moisture back into your hands.

THE BOX SETS ARE AS FOLLOWS:


LAVENDER LUXURIOUS GIFT SET - R34.99
1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil
1 x 75 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1 x 100 ml Hand Wash

ALOE VERA GIFT SET - R29.99
1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil &
1 x 100ml Hand & Nail Cream

MAGNOLIA LUXURIOUS GIFT SET - R34,99
1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil
1 x 75 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1 x 100 ml Hand Wash

Available at PEP Stores Nationwide

For more information, please go to:

See you soon. 

**

Zanele

Saturday, November 14, 2020

NEW IN | THE PERFECT HAIR MANGO & MARULA RANGE

Soweto, South Africa

 

Hey GuyZies, I received an interesting package in my PR Box 
The Perfect Hair Mango & Marula hair care range which is specifically made 
for people with natural hair. 
Since it is the first time featuring the products here on the blog, 
I'm doing a quick introductory post sharing with you, and sharing some of the product claims and all. 

THE PRODUCTS 

The Mango & Marula range is specifically designed for lighter textured hair. The products are
lightweight in texture, and offer high efficacy without weighing the hair down. Not only are the
products kind to your hair, but they’re also kind to the environment: they are free from petroleum,
parabens, silicones, sulphates and they packed in recyclable plastics. 
All the products are also vegan
and cruelty-free.


EACH PRODUCT CLAIM AND PRICE  


Mango & Marula Sulphate-Free Shampoo - RSP R89.99

A sulphate free, detangling shampoo, with creamy mango butters and rich marula oils,
blended beautifully to soften and clean all
curl textures with a tropical scent.


Mango & Marula Detangling Deep Conditioner - RSP R89.99

A creamy rich conditioner, enriched with mango butter and marula, coconut and
castor oil to condition and soften the hair
with an intense moisture boost.


Mango & Marula Luscious Leave-In Moisturising Butter - RSP R99.99

Moisturising Butter ensures your hair stays strong and is perfect for all-natural curl
care. This rich leave-in styling butter isenriched with mango and marula extracts
for 24-hour moisture and curl retention.
Fresh tropical scent leaves hair smelling
wonderful.


Mango & Marula Gel Curl Activator - RSP R99.99

A defining, frizz-control gel with long lasting hold, no white residue and crunch free
curls. With fruity mango and marula extracts and a tropical scent to last the day,
this gel locks in moisture for perfectly
popping curls and coils.


Mango & Marula All Day Maximum Shine Spray - RSP R129.99

A silicone-free frizz fighter designed to prevent fly-aways and frizz! Injected with
fruity nourishing Grapeseed and Marula
Oils to give a high shine factor to gorgeous
glossy curls and coils.


SHOP : HERE

Will be using and testing out the products and on a future post
I will share with you my thoughts. 

See you soon.

xx

Zanele



(PR- Thank you for the products can't wait to use them)

Friday, November 13, 2020

A GREAT RETURN TO LIVE SHOWS | RHYTHMS THE GUMBOOTS SHOW 2020

Soweto, South Africa

 



Last night I was invited to the media and opening night for the
Rhythms The Gumboots Show
On Tuesday I released an article on what to anticipate from the show
but since I went there yesterday I can tell you that it is what I wrote and more. 

The set, the shows storytelling and the movement of the Gumboots dancers was out of this world. 
When I told my friends that we are going to see a Gumboots Show on Thursday night
they were a bit skeptical but after the show they were like 
'yep the shows production level, energy from the dancers was close to perfection'. 

The world is not back to where it was January 2020 however places
are opening up and I'm glad that the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City is now open. 

WHAT THE SHOW IS ALL ABOUT


Back in 1871, miners came up with their own language. 
It was the language of the gumboots and it is brought back to life in this physical performance, 
a historical tale featuring authentic traditional South African dancing and singing.

Rhythms - The Gumboot Show will be live on stage at 
5pm and 8pm on Friday, 13 November 
and 2pm and 8pm on Saturday, 14 November. 
Bookings via Computicket 
tickets from R150pp.

See you there!

xx

Zanele

Thursday, November 12, 2020

OPENING PR FROM INGRAMS | NEW SENSITIVE, ROOIBOS AND HEMP RANGE

Soweto, South Africa

Hope your day is going well. The word is out Ingrams has a new range in town, 
todays post is all about unboxing their pr drop and also sharing some 
of the product claims with you. 

What is Ingrams saying about the product?

Not everyone’s skin is the same, the one-size-fits-all solution is a thing of the past. Whether your
skin is dry, normal or sensitive, everyone needs skincare products suited to the skin they’re in. That’s
where Ingram’s comes in. They have extended their range of functional creams and lotions to
include three new innovative, practical, affordable and on-trend variants – Sensitive, Hemp and
Rooibos.


The functions: 

Ingram’s Sensitive cream and lotion:
:are enriched with moisturising glycerine and cetomacrogol.
Sensitive skin is more common than most people think, in fact over 40% of the world’s population
report that they have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is prone to itching and irritation and needs gentle
care. People with sensitive skin, may have strong reactions to chemicals, dyes and fragrances
present in products that come into contact with the skin. Ingram’s Sensitive cream and lotion are
fragrance- and colourant-free, while soothing and offering immediate relief and moisturisation to
irritated, sensitive skin. The cream and lotion are non-greasy, fast absorbing and leaves skin calmed
and moisturised for 48 hours.

Ingram’s Hemp Oil cream and lotion:
have intensively nourishing formulations, enriched with a
blend of omega 3 and 6 and organic hemp seed oil, which is extracted from organic hemp seeds
through cold pressing and filtration. This unique formulation nourishes, soothes and repairs dry to
very dry skin while instantly moisturising it. The cream and lotion are non-greasy, fast absorbing and
leaves skin deeply moisturised for 72 hours.

Ingram’s Rooibos cream and lotion:
have rich, restoring formulations, enriched with a special blend
of locally sourced rooibos extract, antioxidants and vitamin E. Rooibos contains unique antioxidants,
enzymes and compounds that improve elasticity and help skin look youthful and radiant. The fast
absorbing, non-greasy cream is formulated to deliver 72-hour moisturisation while the fast
absorbing, non-greasy lotion provides 48-hour moisturisation.

Ingram’s brand manager, Venus-Gene Jackson says "Ingram’s aims to evolve with their customers and with the latesttrends. “We want to ensure that Ingram’s continues to bring all South Africans natural, nourishingskincare that is both affordable and innovative.” 
The three new variants complement the existing
 Camphor, Moisture Plus, Tissue Oil and Men’sranges.

Final words: 
I've seen an american vlogger using a product similar to the Ingrams Hemp lotion,
 but it was ridiculously expensive
and let's not get started with the shipping headache. The Ingram’s Hemp Lotion is one
that I'm gravitating towards because it smells great, feels good to the skin and it is cost friendly 
my baby will then use the Sensitive Lotion because of it's fragrance free benefit 
and the Rooibos Cream will be for the family (p.s.we are big on rooibos). 
I will continue using the products and will share with you my 
final thoughts on a Favs & Not post coming soon. 

SHOP 

Recommended Retail Selling Price:
Sensitive Cream: R54.99
Sensitive Lotion: R39.99
Hemp & Rooibos Creams: R68.99
Hemp & Rooibos Lotions: R49.99


SHOP : HERE

See you soon. 

**

Zanele


(*thank you IngramsSA for sending me the products)

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