Saturday, December 31, 2016

WEEK 4 | Capturing December PhotoChallenge

DAY 23 /// Selfie

DAY 24 /// Favourite part of Christmas Eve

DAY 25 /// Morning 

DAY 26 /// Grateful 

DAY 27 /// Night Time

*DAY 28 /// Words 
DAY 29 /// Sky View

DAY 30 /// Flatlay 

DAY 31 /// FUN

*image taken of the internet

Friday, December 30, 2016

Ending 2016 Full of Gratitude

Zanele Mondi /// In Out & Around Soweto Blog
On Wednesday I was babbling and  today I continue to. I'm just so grateful for 2016 and all it's challenges and glory. I just want to thank you guys for taking time out of your busy schedules and heading over to my blog and reading whatever piece of information I might have for you that day. 
Blogging has allowed me to share a piece of my shy self and I hope that in 2017 I continue to come out of that shelve while sharing my experiences. 

I will leave it here and I will see you tomorrow where I close the
 Capturing December 2016 PhotoChallenge.

I share with you simple quotes from *Steve Maraboli, which just sum up my year beautifully. 

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!” 

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Year | Beauty Blog Catch-up

This post is everywhere but I had fun typing it out, blogging sometimes is supposed to be imperfect because the imperfects make perfect or something like that!!!.

Wow when the year began I really didn't know that I would end up writing more than 150 posts*.

I nearly stopped there in July when things workwise/blog wise/personal relationships were just not happening. (Check July 2016 only one post produced). When you are at your lowest that's when you need to put in more energy because August was another great turning point for the blog and I couldn't be more happier with the frequency I produce now.

I always get the “when are you going to lose your”  and my answer is all in good time. Ooh YouTube was another stumbling block for me this year!!! (I might re-visit that next year, crossing my fingers). The blog I can happily say that it is doing well "views and reach wise" Norway I see you!!!

I am grateful to every company that supported In Out & Around Soweto and all I can say is "the best is yet to come". MY dear readers/friends/family/Sowetans I would like to thank you for inspiring me this year and just being there with me through all the messed up posts, spelling mistakes, inconsistent posts you are the best, the best, the best.

Side note *Cassper Nyovest quotes are still one of the most searched quotes on the blog LOL, must really do something about that*

I am still yet to withdraw from my Adsense, waiting for that $100 dollar cheque LOL, anywho I'm not doing this for the money just paving the way for younger girls and boys In Out & Around Soweto who thought starting up a blog is impossible.

Speaking of young boys and girls the Thembelani Enkosini kids got brand new shoes last week, as Christmas presents all is well.

Let me leave the post here and stop babbling, will finish everything on Fridays posts.


Zanele Mondi | In Out & Around Soweto

*Edit just checked my blog uploads for 2016 and they are standing at 130 but pretty close to 150 LOL

Monday, December 26, 2016

Manicure Monday | Best Friend TakeOver

My best friend of 8 years Khosi came all the way from Durban to spend Christmas with us in Soweto. I felt so blessed having her there with us after not seeing her for almost 2 years.
Good friends are hard to get these days and to have at least 1 or 2 that are close and loyal is just a blessing.

So last week I thought that I did my final Manicure Monday post and she said nope, took all my nail polishes and decided to paint a rainbow nation in her hands, and she said they are New Year’s Eve inspired nails *LOL*, what would a blog be without some funny experiences? 

Anyway have fun this week and enjoy life.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

WEEK 2 & 3 | Capturing December PhotoChallenge

Day 10. Wrapping Paper

Day 11. Green

13. Family

15. Favorite Holiday Song

16. Outside Christmas Lights

Day 17. Presents

Day 18. Slay

Day 19. Candy

Day 20. Tree Topper

Day 21. Peace
Day 22. Tradition

Friday, December 23, 2016

FOTD | Christmas Inspired Make-up

Zanele Mondi /// In Out & Around Soweto Blog 
LOL, I wanted to stick to norm with this FOTD post and do a redlip and gold glittery eyes.
Gosh!!! this look just wants me to start filming for YouTube again.
Anywhoooooo!!! This look is pretty much affordable and like the norm most products have been reviewed on the blog.

Base - Avon Eyeshadow Primer
Transition - Kangol Eyeshadow
Charlie Gold Eyeshadow
To dramatise the look I then went in with the Avon Gold Liquid Eyeliner
Winglinear - Avon Black Eyelinear

Primer - Maybelline BabySoft skin (great for dry skin)
Foundation - Essence Stay All Day shade Caramel
Contour - LA Girl shade toffee the to send contour I used Avon bronzing pearls
Highlight - LA girl shade fawn the to send highlight I used the Yardley Absolute setting powder
Setting Spray - Essence setting spray

Linear - Revlon Colourstay liplinear Vixen 
Lipstick - Avon Ruby Shock

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

FOTD | Everyday Make-up

Zanele Mondi - In Out & Around Soweto Blog
I love Summer because my dry skin has a chance to thrive, no random dry patches just clear beautiful skin.I also try to keep my make-up minimal however I also go overboard with the eyeliner (Why not).
As usual most of the products used have been linked throughout the blog


No eyeshadow
Avon - Black eyeliner
Beautique - Full Lashes

Maybelline BabySoft Primer
Essence All About Matte Caramel
LA Girl Pro Conceal - Fawn (Highlight)
LA Girl Pro Conceal - Toffee (Contour)

Revlon Matte Lippies - Devotion
Followed by Avon Shine Burst - Dragonfly splash

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mani Monday | All You Need Is Red

Hey guys, Mani Mondays posts are just for us to catch-up and why not.

Don't you just hate it when you go out and and ques are long....???
Well I love it, I love it when people spend their hard earned money buying things for their family cause this might be the only time of
the year that they get to spend with their families. 

Gosh this restaurants is soo full and slow... 
Excuse me sister, take a chill pill it's the festive season have a little patience or you can also stay at home and experiment on new meals.

The beach is full.... 
Hello!!! It's December and the last time I checked in the Southern Hemisphere it's summer so were else should we go.

It's festive just chill and take things easy. 

Much love


Friday, December 16, 2016

New In | NIVEA Fresh Musk Deodorant

NIVEA Fresh Musk Deodorant
NIVEA /// Fresh Mush Deodorant Roll-on /// R19.99 for 50ml
NIVEA /// Fresh Musk Deodorant Spray /// R29.99 for 150ml
Hey guys!!! Now that it is officially summer and today is December the 16th and I don't know how you celebrate the public holiday of Reconciliation on your end but in Soweto it is nothing but braai's and chilling in parks and today I will be doing just that. 

NIVEA has launched it's new fragrance which is just in time for summer and is called Fresh Musk Deodorant* and comes in a spray of aerosol and roll on. I am currently using the NIVEA double effect roll-on which also has 0% alcohol and great for sensitive underarms. The new deodorant has that and more and comes in a great musk smell but is not over-powering 
which is all great for summer days. 

If you are looking for great affordable summer deodorant, this one is for you. 


Happy Holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Quick Update | Festive Season Posts

This will be a quick post so that I don't waste your time cause everyone seems to be busy shopping and just enjoying life which is great because we work had for it.

New posts will be up on the blog Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on Saturday I will then  share the #CapturingDecemberChallenge photos.

I told that this will be quick.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Manicure Monday | Avon Christmas Edition

Happy Monday, goshhhh this year has gone by sooo fast pshuuuuuuuuuuu (LOL). 
Since I have this gold theme going all over my Instagram - @zanelemondi and here on the blog now, I thought that I should also share my nailpolishes that are full of glitter and glittery things just make me happy.

Avon really brought out the big guns this festive with their nailwear pro+ line and I'm really impressed to the maxxxxxxx. These four gorgeous shades are part of their Advent Calender which I got last month but couldn't show case the nail polish swatches because I had a broken nail and had to wait for it to grow back. 

If you have been following my blog forever then you would know that I do nail swatches on my natural nails because I feel like if it looks great on the natural side of things then for sure it will look even better on fleek'd nails. 

So enough with the rambling enjoy the nail swatches and see you tomorrow!!!


The nail polishes are available on this months Avon brochure SHOP : HERE
Avon | White Gold Nailwear Pro+
AVON | Yellow Gold Nailwear Pro+
AVON | Raw Gold Nailwear Pro+
AVON | Roise Gold Nailware Pro+

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hello December - Weekend Reading

Capturing December - In Out & Around Soweto Blog 
I really thought that I was just going to wing it this December and post on the random, but look at me posting a weekend reading post on Saturday and posting content on the daily.
Well I can officially say that I won't be on break this December and I will be working throughout, so it won't be fair that I don't post anything else here on the blog aswell.

Please don't forget to follow me on Instagram - @zanelemondi because the Capturing December Photo Challenge has also got me posting daily there aswell.

Let me not waste anymore of your time.


Happy Weekend Reading

1. Photo Challenge | Capturing December 2016
2. FOTD | Dark Red Lips
3, Hair Review | Silky Straight Heat Resistant Wig
4. Event | Menlyn Mall Official Opening
5. FOTD | Sister Take-Over
6. WEEK 1 | Capturing December PhotoChallenge

Friday, December 9, 2016

WEEK 1 | Capturing December PhotoChallenge

Capturing December Photo Challenge | Week 1

 Day 3. Red

(*) Day 4. Joyous

Day 5. Today's Temperature 

Day 6. Shopping

Day 7. Bright

Day 8. Ornaments

Day 9. Something You're Reading
*Joyous 10 Picture taken of the internet/ The rest of the pictures belong to me please see my disclaimer before using them,
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