Saturday, February 8, 2020

Weekend Reading

Soweto, South Africa
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
 I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
  –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP



Thank you for reading my blog, I truly appreciate it.

xx

Zanele

Friday, February 7, 2020

Back To The Bar with Bacardi

 Hey guyzies, with Dry-uary behind us Back To The Bar by Bacardi
 came at the right time. 
Here is what Bacardi is saying about the current 
drink trends. 

The days of the signature bar call are over as people today are
drinking across spirits categories and are eager to experiment with new flavors and trending serves. Who dothey go to navigate all the options? According to Nielsen CGA, 40% of revenue in bars is influenced bybartenders, which is why today, Bacardi employees across the globe head out of their offices to connect withthe people behind the bar for a first-hand look at 
what’s driving cocktail choices.

Findings of the Bacardi 2020 Cocktail Insights Report are that:


 Mindful drinking goes mainstream, with 83% of bartenders citing 
that low-alcohol drinks are hot and an increase of 42% in the online searches with the word mocktail; in 2019. (Technomic Behind the BarInsights, 2019 and Google Trends, 2019

 Natural products are in the spotlight with 31% of bartenders increasingly interested in local, 
fresh ingredients. (GBAS5, 2019)

 The culinary cocktail trend borrows methods and techniques from the kitchen and champions fresh, seasonal, savory and herbal ingredients – 91% of bartenders 
use vegetables in their cocktails, and 68%
of American Culinary Federation members rated culinary cocktail as a;
hot trend; last year. (Technomic Behind the Bar Insights, 2019)

 Dark rum is leading the premium game – 43% of bartenders 
ranked it as the top spirit to premiumize.
(GBAS5, 2019)

 Sustainability is at the forefront of every consumers mind, and its reflected in the bar – 66% of
bartenders mention that sustainable drinks are hot right now. 
(Technomic Behind the Bar Insights, 2019)

 Ready-To-Drink (RTD) cocktails are here to stay, reflecting the overarching demand
 for consistent and convenient well-crafted cocktails beyond the bar – 
there was a 26% increase of vodka soda and
flavored RTDs in North America last year. 
(GBAS, 2019)

 38% of Americans prefer to make their cocktails at home, and the industry 
has quickly adapted, offering consumers myriad ways to facilitate 
at-home imbibing, from home cocktail kits to AI-
recommended recipes.
 (Mintel, 2019)

For further information on Back to The Bar you can visit

Thank you for the invite. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

*Some information included on this post has been submitted by Barcardi. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review | NIVEA PEEL OFF URBAN SKIN DETOX MASK (MATTIFY)

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guyzies, welcome to the first review for 2020 on the blog.
The NIVEA Peel Off Urban Skin Detox Mask (Mattify) shuu such a long name,
but all the Urban Masks from NIVEA have long names so I'm not complaining.

Minute Masks
At home masks really took over from 2018 and they just get better and better, 
whats even better is that they are now even more affordable and they actually work. 

NIVEA PEEL OFF URBAN SKIN DETOX MASK
(Mattify Black Rice & Green Tea Extract)
Claim: Intensively cleanses and removes dirt from pores
       Reduces excess sebum and oil
       Leaves skin mattified and radiant

My Thoughts: 
The NIVEA Peel Off Urban Skin Detox Mask is one product that hasn't been 
over hyped and I don't know why because peeling masks are on trend and the most searched 
word on the blog is peeling followed by peeling cleanser. 
If you have breakouts or or skin is feeling oily this mask will help you with that
 just don't sleep on it. 

Price: R99.99
SHOP : HERE

Watch out for the demo video on my YouTube Channel.

xx

Zanele

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Current Favorite SkinCare Products

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hopefully everything is well and okay. 
I have been into skincare lately  and my routine keep on getting better and better. 
One new thing I have incorporated in my routine is a night cream
never really knew I needed one till I used one. 

Some products currently on use. 
Nivea Urban Detox Peeloff Face Mask 75ml
Price: R99.99
SHOP : HERE

Nivea Cellular Anti-Age Skin Rejuvenation Facial Night Cream 50ml
Price: R269.99
SHOP: HERE

Justine Dailycare Hydrating Toning Gel
Price: R99.99
SHOP : HERE

Eucerin Even Pigment Perfector Dual Serum 30ml
Price: R619.99
SHOP: HERE

Almay Anti Ageing Lip Treatment
Price: R155
SHOP: HERE

Reviews on all the products will go LIVE
this month.

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

* Links used are for information purposes only. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Date On A Budget at Silverstar


Treat yourself

Here are a few Self-care Day discounts currently available at Silverstar this February
for people 60 years and older. 

- Get 20% off your treatments at Soulstice Day Spa every Tuesday. 
- Get a fabulous 50% off your Silverstar hotel stay from Sunday to Thursday 
– subject to availability of course.

Game night

- Get R20 off a game of ten pin bowling every Tuesday at Magic Company.
Take a well-deserved time out and pay only R80 for a movie ticket, 
popcorn and a soft drink every Monday. 
- As a pensioner you can claim a whopping 50% off Sunday afternoon Barnyard Theatre productions.

Food glorious food


- Get 20% off your meals and treats at Steers  and Milky Lane from Monday to Thursday – with exception of school and public holidays. 
- Vigour & Verve  with a scrumptious pensioner breakfast for only R25 per person from Monday to Thursday – 06h30 to 11h00. 
- Spur by asking for the exclusive Pensioner’s Menu – what a treat! But that’s not all…

- get 20% off your bill on Thursdays at Col’Cacchio and on Wednesdays at Calistos . 

- Ocean Basket will give you 10% off main meals AND a complimentary coffee. 

For more information please visit the following site: 

xx

Zanele

*press release submitted by Silverstar casino.
* Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.

Monday, February 3, 2020

February Goals

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guyzies, today is Monday (dahhh) however
 I would like to dig light and share some of my goals this month.

- 1000 pageviews daily on the blog, currently the blog is averaging 600
and that is without any new content
 (come on Zanele you can do it).

- 100 more subscribers on the YouTube Channel,
 the channel is currently on 1013 subbies

- Post more frequently and by frequently
 I mean there should be a blog post up daily.

- Be more present on social media by engaging more
 (but not annoyingly (",))

- Not let Eskom and their loadshedding business bother me because
 somehow I'm unable to access my network/internet
around my area is in full effect.

Yeap that's it, these are my goals for February.
Hopefully you also have your goals on hand, and lets do this. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

*Picture used has nothing to do with the post, but please just hang with me here. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

i'Shisanyama and Chakalaka with Simba in Soweto

Soweto, South Africa

As part of the nationwide campaign, “What’s your Mmmzansi Flavour”, Simba® 
has launched two more locally inspired flavours: Chakalaka and Shisanyama.

The campaign saw Simba®, with Anele Mdoda, one of SA’s most loved radio personalities, 
calling for people far and wide to share their own Mmmzansi flavour, 
reflecting all that our nation loves to eat. 
South Africans jumped at the opportunity,
 suggesting a variety of delectable homegrown flavours in celebration of both Simba® 
and our nation’s rich, local heritage.

The two new flavours, Chakalaka and Shisanyama, 
follow hot on the heels of the recently launched Chilli Biltong flavour 
and were chosen because they are what South Africans most love to eat. 
The combinations of meat and spice repeatedly came up as favourites, 
and the pairings were created using dishes that have been on local menus for generations.  


“Chakalaka and Shisanyama are such iconic South African foods, 
enjoyed by millions in their homes each day. 
Our intention is to capture these classic favourites into a bag of Simba® chips and
take people on a locally inspired flavour journey,” says Agnes Kitololo, Marketing Director at PepsiCo.


So, go instore and grab your packet of Simba®’s new Mmmzansi flavoured Chakalaka and Shisanyama chips.

More information on Simba Mmmzansi Flavours you can follow this link.

xx

See you soon.


*Press release submitted by Simba South Africa and 
*Thank you for the invite, the media launch was held at ChafPozi in Soweto

Saturday, February 1, 2020

AN Evening at The Hussar Grill Silverstar Casino

Soweto, South Africa



Hey guyzies last week The Hussar Grill opened its doors
at Silverstar Casino in Krugarsdrop. 
We had an evening of aged steaks grilled to perfection and spare ribs that fell off the bone. 
In addition to the beef The Hassar Grill also has a selection of poultry, seafood and salads to choose 
from as well as an assortment of desserts and a range of quality Italian coffees on offer which we had
a taste of throught the night.

I will uploaded a minute video up on the Instagram page. 
To find out more on The Hassar Grill, please check out their link.


See you soon

xx


Zanele

*Thank you The Hassar Grill for the invite

Friday, January 31, 2020

January In Review

Soweto, South Africa
                                

Hey guys, welcome back to the blog.
January was not really good to me but that will be summarized in
a GRWM post on my YouTube channel, which I feel like I have been doing a ton of these 
posts lately but I did a little self introspection and got to find out 
that I'm my own worst enemy. 

I'm planning on getting my mind and everything else around my
life in-order and all I'm hoping for is that February truly does
give me some LOVE. 

See you soon.

xx

Zanele 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Mommy Monday | How To Be A Perfect Social Media Mom

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, so How To Be A Perfect Insta Mom first have a schedule, time their meals, 
breastfeed till their 2 years, make them live a life you always wanted through them yeap I said it, 
the more I type it the more absurd it sounds. 

I'm so sick and tired of going through my social media and seeing under the popular mommy hashtags  the you need to do this, make them eat that, my baby did this and that blah blah blah. 
Social media has me breathing through the wound when it comes to such dialogues it frustrates me,
 even typing this my blood sugar is going up
 (ooh wait it's the middle of summer and it's super hot). 

After giving birth your motherly instincts kicks in and you just flow your babies rhythm.
Parenting should done in which ever way you want for your kid, but giving them 
a schedule and other stupid perfect insta mom things that are done for clout is just not it.

So with all of this being said, Welcome to Mommy Mondays 2020

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Thursday, January 2, 2020

1000 Subscribers on YouTube YAY

Soweto, South Africa

I would like to say thank you. 
I know I have been inconsistent in this platform however I'm glad that the blog has another
platform where I get to share with you some of my ideas that are sometimes 
cannot be written (",)
It's been a journey however I'm happily doing it. 

Please subscribe to the channel here

Thank you once again.

xx

Zanele

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