Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Soweto, South Africa
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It's a giveaway, because I haven't done one in the longest time (since December)

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Monday, June 10, 2019


Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
Today I have a review for you on the new 
Revlon Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte. 

The claim:
Revlon claims that the Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte is a velvety
matte high definition colour with a creamy whipped mousse texture for a 
lightweight, moisturizing feel.
They say the formula is ultra-matte without drying, flaking or has that
uncomfortable feel. 

The product
If you are familiar with the Ultra HD Lips from Revlon then you 
will love the Hyper Mattes. I will be honest here and say I never
tried the Metallics from their range (because I'm not a huge metallics fan)
however the Hyper Mattes I am certain that I will enjoy them. 
I also have noticed that they made some changes to their applicator, 
application is also better however they did not have to change it because it was okay
the way it was.
Shades: Crimson Sky, Dusty Rose, Red Hot, Spice, Death Valley, 100 Degrees
Rocky Plum, Sunset
My thoughts
There is just something about Revlon's Ultra HD Lips, the smell
reminds me of vanilla Ice Cream and anything that smell's like that 
is a great on my books. The claim is true that the lippies are non drying 
but have that mousse-ish feel. 
On the first swatch some shades do come of vivid (however Revlon does mention that 
they are vivid) for me I think a build-able vivid shades. 

My verdict:  
Revlon has created 8 shades for this collection, because I'm
a collection person I would say get everything. If I would leave out 
one shade I would say Dusty Rose however my sister will disagree with me
on this one as she likes the shade. 
Overall it's a great collection, great job Revlon

Lip swatch video : Watch here
Retail price: R169.00
Available now at leading pharmacies and department stores nationwide.


See you soon



*The Revlon Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte Mouse were kindly sent to me by Revlon

Saturday, June 8, 2019

You Are Invited | Gold Reef City Dares You

Soweto, South Africa
 Calling all thrill-seeking dare-devils! Gold Reef City (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/theme-park) is dishing out the dare of the decade in the new Dare to Ride promotion. Buckle up and brace yourself for ten of the most electrifying rides in the theme park and stand a chance to win your share of over R120 000 in cash and prizes, including free entry into the Theme Park for a year!

Get to Gold Reef City Theme Park as the doors open to give yourself more time to catch your breath between these outrageous rides. First things first, purchase your Dare to Ride (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/offers/dare-to-ride) ticket and don yourself with your armband. Then, find a safe place to keep your ticket to winning - your Dare to Ride entry form.

Get your entry form stamped by the operators when you finish these ten thrilling rides:

1.            The High Flying Maverick

2.            Storm Chaser

3.            UFO

4.            Miners Revenge

5.            Tornado

6.            Mermaid

7.            Jozi Express

8.            Wave Swings

9.            Golden Loop

10.          Jump City

But wait, there’s more, you will also have to search for a secret word that will be hidden at each ride. Simply write the secret word in the space provided on your entry form. You must have all ten stamps and all ten secret words to stand a chance to win!

Three draws will take place – one on each of the following Saturdays: 25 May, 9 June and 27 July. Ten names will be drawn (at each draw), totaling thirty lucky finalists to be entered into the ultimate Dare to Ride draw that will take place on Saturday, 3 August. And this is where it really starts to get exciting.

The first prize winner will receive a whopping R75 000’s worth of prizes, including two Theme Park tickets per visit for 12 months, four movie tickets per month, four ten-pin bowling tickets per month, a R500 meal voucher per month for 12 months, a once-off two night hotel stay and a very fruitful R50 000 in cold hard cash.

The second prize is a decadent R20 000 in cash, while the third to fifth prizes are a generous R5 000 each, also in cold, hard cash.

As a special bonus to this thrilling and exclusive promotion, a Wild Card winner will be drawn from all the entries over the promotional period (so everyone other than the 30 finalists) bagging free access to the Theme Park for an entire year. Sweeeet!

Get to Gold Reef City Theme Park TODAY!

For more information on Gold Reef City’s offerings, visit https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city

*media release submitted by STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS

Friday, June 7, 2019

YouTube | YardleyxBonnie First Impressions Review

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
On today's post I teamed up with my sister for a 
first impression/review of the YardleyxBonnie collaboration. 

I get excited when brands collaborate with local melanin queens
because I know that the products are made with us SA beauty 
lovers in mind.

A word from Yardley: 
For the first time ever, Yardley has collaborated with one of South Africa’s 
most sought after celebrity to create a range that’s made to express your uniqueness. 
Yardley Colour brings you the essence of Bonnie’s effortless elegance in 
a simple yet refined makeup range, consisting of 17 colour cosmetic products.  

Bonnie states, “When this opportunity to collaborate with Yardley came about, 
I was truly elated at the thought of collaborating with such a credible brand, 
it is truly a match made in heaven, Yardley’s Brand characteristics truly complement mine in that 
it is a classic, trusted brand whose authenticity has stood the test of time. 
That is precisely how I see myself in the world.”

The collaboration comes with the following collection: 
Even Complexion Foundation  R189.95
Even Complexion Pressed powder  R189.95
Stayfast Foundation  R149.95
Bronzing Powder R189.95
Precision Liquid Eyelinee R99.95
Stayfast Liquid Matte Lip Vinyl R130.95
Intense Matte Lipstick R109.95
Stayfast Nail Vinyl R49.95



Adding that Melanin shade 
to the Even Complexion and Stayfast foundations because
an expanding shade range to my firm favourites is always great. 

The collection could have maybe included an eyeshadow palette? maybe that 
would be in round 2 who know (".), Overall I'm happy with the collection
and congratulations once again Bonnie this range is awesome. 

Also did a YouTube video, have a look:
WATCH HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isiMYx-sREc

This limited range is available from May 2019 to 31st August 2019 in retail stores. 

See you soon. 



*press pack kindly submitted by Yardley SA

New Feature | Food Fridays? Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, Hope all is well.
Cindy here (Zanele's Older sister) last month we received a Royal Baking Powder PR package
containing some baking powder and a recipe book.
Zanele is not much of a cooker nor a baker  LOL as I am.

Being a big sister that I am who loves baking and cooking,I loved that the
PR package came with a recipe book so it was game on.
Challenge accepted.

Affordable convenient everyday kasi yet delicious, easy to make food that is my jam.
What I also love about this recipe book is that any one can learn to bake from scratch,
that baking is not complicated or expensive.
As long as you know how to measure correctly your baking can come out
 perfect and yummy.

On today's post I got to attempt a CINNAMON AND SUGAR DOUGHNUTS recipe,
with the twist as being the foodie that I am.
Winter is here and we love to induldge in warm yet delicious food.


I substituted the Cinnamon with Mixed Spice as it is delicious with baking and also has Cinnamon.
Baking doughnuts for the first time was very easy and very quick.
(It's like cooking amagwinya (fat cakes) without the wait time).
You just have to make sure that your oil is hot enough, and no kids in the kitchen (please).

Can't wait to bake other cakes on the recipe book,
as most of the cakes contain everyday ingredients that are already in the kitchen cupboard. 
I like that I don't have to worry about going out to buy some extra ingredients and break the bank.

I so enjoyed making this feature for the blog,
I think I might make this a regular thing.

See you soon.



*My Royal Recipes and Royal Baking Powder were sent for PR consideration. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

YouTube | Non Wash Day Protective Style

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, I hope that your day went well. 
On the YouTube Channel I just uploaded a new post sharing
my simple go to everyday protective hair style and how I keep my hair
protected this winter. 

Watch HERE (please like, share and subscribe)

See you soon


Zanele Mondi

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mini Updates - Extended Break

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hopefully all is well and okay. 
Well my break was a bit long, I explain all about my absence in a YouTube video. 

Normal programming to resume from tomorrow. 
Ngiyabangena fulltime. 


See you soon

Zanele Mondi

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