Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November In Review

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review | Avroy Shlain Coppelia Amerhyst Always

Today I just thought that I should do a quick review of the Avroy Shlain Coppelia Colour Liquid Lips the shade Amerhyst Always*.

The liquid lipsticks come in a transparent packaging with a black lid and has gold detailed trimmings. 
The package itself stands out from what is currently available on the market. The whole range currently 
comes in 5 shades Coral Calling, Perpetually Pink, Stuck On Scarlet, Flaming Forever and Amerhyst Always which I'm wearing 
on the above picture. 

The Coppelia Colour Liquid Lips dries matte and the colour pay off is really great and honey the liquid lippie does not transfer. 

The only bad thing really and it is not related to the lippies but availability of the products as sales representatives are not easily available. 

I could be premature in saying this however the year is over and I will say it anyways.  

Best affordable Matte Lippie of the year in my books, and this year I tried lippies (scroll through the pages)

Coppelia Colour Liquid Lips retail for R139 - SHOP HERE



*PR/Gifted items

Monday, November 21, 2016

Event | World Toilet Day with Domestos & Isu"lihle Primary School

Newly Renovated toiltes being handed over by Domestos & Unicef to School Principal
On Friday we celebrated World Toilet Day 2016 at Isu'lihle Senior Primary School in my home town Soweto as Demostos unveiled a new block of toilets. Domestos is pissed off about poor sanitation in schools and they are actually doing something about it. 

Being someone who actually went to a Primary School and High School in Soweto I know first hand the toilet situation. Our public school situation in SA is at a point were funds are never enough for new building constructions let alone maintaining the old ones which sadly includes toilets that are being used on a daily basis by the kids. 

“Domestos recognises that government cannot do it alone.” stated Cynthia Luthuli, Domestos’ Brand Manager. Isu'lihle Senior Primary School being the 27th School to benefit from the campaign I'm actually impressed. 

For more information about the campaign please follow this link

You can also do your part to help us raise awareness in the country. 
Please share this video



Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend Reading

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quotes For Coping

The type of week I had deserves these quotes*.

“Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” 
― Ned Vizzini, 

“It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do.” 
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

“When a hurricane damaged my father's house, my brother rushed over with a gas grill, three coolers of beer, and an enormous Fuck-It Bucket - a plastic pail filled with jawbreakers and bite-size candy bars. ("When shit brings you down, just say 'fuck it,' and eat yourself some motherfucking candy.")” 
― David Sedaris

“You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” 
― Alysha Speer

“I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter what we wanted. What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had.” 
― Mira Grant, Deadline

“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.” 
― Steve Goodier

“The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hair Review | DivaStyle Brown Sugar LaceWig

In September I just couldn't take my breaking relaxed hair so I did the big chop.
Well this won't be a blogpost telling you about me going natural or not cause
I'm not even sure if I'm going natural or not.
This post mainly is to do my first weave/wig review on the hair/wig that I have been rocking.

Please be good to me this is my first wig review.

I purchased the hair in September and I think that it is now time for a review.
This is a 16inch unit, and comes with a lace frontal and one side parting.
The lace part is already bleached.
The unit is quite easy to install, it's a wig (for crying out loud).
Come with combs and elastic band.

The shredding is minimal to none but the tangling is a bit horrifying
I need to iron it almost 3 times weekly.
The wig can also hold a curl properly.
I would say that this is a good wig for someone who is entering the wig game.

The hair was purchased from the hair store StyleDiva.
The unit is called BrownSugar Colour 02 Human Hair
The unit costs R1299

(p.s. their site loads slow you might want to go to their shops rather)


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FOTD | Vibrant Melon & Silver

I love doing FOTD posts on the blog they are one of my favourites.
I attempted a cutcrease yet again, this time a really soft one, which can go with any lipstick hopefully.
I promise I did not airbrush the pictures it's the Samsung airbrush I tell you and by the time I reviewed the pictures the make-up was no longer on my face.

I will just not even waste your time here are the details...

Kangol Eyeshadow Smokey Palette
Catrice Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
LA Girl ProConceal - Fawn
Avon Eyeliner Silver
Avon Eyeliner Black

LA Girl proconceal - Orange
Essence Stay All Day Foundation - Caramel
Avon CC Powder (for setting foundation)
LA Girl ProConceal - Toffee (Contour)
LA Girl ProConceal - Fawn (Highlight)
Yardley Setting Powder (for setting highlight area) 
Avon Bronzing pearls (for setting contoured area)
Essence Blush 
Avory Shlain Bronzing Pearl
Essence setting spray 

Avon Vibrant Melon Matte Lipstick



Monday, November 14, 2016

Manicure Monday | Weekend Catch-Up

KANGOL /// Nail Varnish /// SHOP : HERE
On Friday while driving to work I nearly got into an accident because I was angry over a situation I cannot change. While I was in that moment a lot of mixed feelings came over me but one thing that made me pull on those brakes was my family. Driving while in a high emotional state is just dangerous. If you find yourself highly emotional and driving, just calm down listen to your favourite song and just don't worry too much and remember that the best is yet to come. 

Overall my weekend was eye opening I learnt alot about myself and I created a lot of pre-post ideas. I watched a lot of TV this weekend mostly movies, Idols and KUWTK. On Sundays show of the KUWTK Kim said something to Kendall "You only have control of your life" and that also helped put whatever sorrow I'm currently experiencing into light. When I'm ready to tell what made me nearly have an accident I will surely tell you, please be patient with me and keep me in your prayers. 

On a lighter note on the blog this week you can expect for the first time a hair reviews and FOTD posts. FOTD posts have been doing really well on the blog and I'm really happy about that. 

On Bloglovin I have reached 500 followers and shout-out to Mexico I see you. 

Have a great and fabulous week guys. 

Till tomorrow



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Weekend Reading | New In November

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Rob Siltanen


1. Manicure Monday | Current Favourite Hand & Nail Creams
2, New In | Blixtex Ultra-Rich Hydration Review
3. New In | Avon 2016 Festive Beauty Trends
4. NEW IN | KANGOL Eyeshadow Palette
5. New In | Let's Welcome Avroy Shlain
6. New In | The R100 Makeup Brush Set
7. New In | AVON Care Rosehips


Saturday, November 12, 2016

New In | AVON Care Rosehips

AVON /// Avon Care Rosehips Normal to Dry Skin ///  SHOP : HERE
Just on time for my NEW IN feature this week. 
The Avon Care Rosehips body lotion , face cream and hand lotion* for normal to dry skin are a must share product for me.
My dry skin needs these products, thank you kindly Avon, can't wait to test them out and obviously a
full review will be up on the blog soon, once the products have been tested obviously. 

I hope that you have enjoyed my NEW IN series for the month of November as much as I 
have creating it. Now it is time for me to share those FOTD and full in-depth reviews on the products 


PR/Gifted products 

Friday, November 11, 2016

New In | The R100 Makeup Brush Set

It's Friday and we made it.
Not to take up too much time again I just thought that I should finally share the Stylish 10 Pcs Fiber Powder Brush Eyeshadow Brush Face Eye Makeup Brushes Set* that I got from the site GAMISS for the amazing price of only $6.66 which is around R94 - R96 South African Rands. 

I have done a full review of the site GAMISS which you can read over HERE

I have been using the brushes for over two - three weeks now and I'm loving the quality, hopefully I will create a YouTube video soon showing you how they actually work. 

So if you are looking for an affordable makeup brush set, this one is for you. 



*PR/Gifted items

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New In | Let's Welcome Avroy Shlain

Avroy Shlain /// Coppelia Intense Range /// SHOP HERE
I promise guys not every post will be Christmasy but I just can't help myself, 
when inspiration calls one must answer right?! 
Keeping in line with this weeks posts I thought that I should also create an inventory for my Avroy Shlain products* before I use them, ain't they pretty.
 I will be sharing swatches and everything on blogposts to come and watch out for the FOTD posts featuring these great products. 
Please also make sure that you follow me on
 Instagram - @zanelemondi as I usually share pics there first.
So far what I have tested is actually great and I can't wait to share the reviews with you. 

I would like to welcome Avroy Shlain to the blog.
Let's create magic!!! 

P.S. Avroy Shlain is also running an exciting competition where the final winner gets to win a CAR
The competition runs till the 30th of November 2016



*PR/Gifted products

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW IN | KANGOL Eyeshadow Palette

Just to keep the "NEW IN" momentum going I thought that I should share the Kangol Eyeshadow Palette. I really wanted to wait till I have all 3 but Truworths Sandton seems to be not stocking them and I have been waiting for more 3 weeks sooooooo I'm sharing the Metal Palette today.

The palette seems to be swatching great I have no complaints yet. I shared yesterday that the whole of next week I will be sharing my FOTD using all "NEW IN" products. Ooh I also bought the nail polishes which obviously I will be sharing on coming Manicure Monday posts.

Do have a great day.

Till tomorrow


Got the other shades at Jabulani Mall Truworths which is in Soweto, should have gone there in the first place. 
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