Tuesday, November 17, 2020



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.


1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil
1 x 75 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1 x 100 ml Hand Wash

1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil &
1 x 100ml Hand & Nail Cream

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. 



Saturday, November 14, 2020


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 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.


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

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.


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

See you soon.



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

Friday, November 13, 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. 


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!



Thursday, November 12, 2020


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

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. 


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


See you soon. 



(*thank you IngramsSA for sending me the products)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Mascara's are my most bought and least used make-up item, 
I have short non-existing lashes and in addition to that I have really sensitive, watery eyes
most low end mascara's on the market don't cater to my needs except for a few
the Essence princess lash does a great job and most Almay mascara's 
because of their hypo-allergenic factor. 

So de-cluttering this drawer wasn't that much of a problem. 

The few that are left, are as follows: 

Almay One Coat Thick Mascara 11.8ml Black Brown - R 179

Essence Volume Stylist 18H Lash Extension Mascara - Black - R 65

Revlon Volumazing Mascara - Waterproof - R 159

Avon True Ultra Volume Lash Magnify Black Mascara 10ml - R159

Avon True 5-in-1 Lash Genius Mascara 10ml - R199

#Projectpan still going strong and I'm de-cluttering
getting rid of all the bad energy from 2020
I hope these posts motivate you to take a real good look at your make-up stash
because I can guarantee you that, you have some
oldies in there. 

See you soon. 



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

YOU'RE INVITED! Gold Reef City Re-opens Lyric Theatre with 'Rhythms - The Gumboots Show'

Soweto, South Africa

The Lyric Theatre’s stage is alive at Jozi’s Coolest Entertainment Spot once again! 
Rhythms – The Gumboots Show will be live at Gold Reef City for just four shows on 
Friday, 13 November and Saturday 14 November!

FIRST TIME SEEING 'Rhythms - The Gumboots Show'

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.
Performers use their black boots, pounding the ground and their hands beating, tapping, 
ringing and vibrating the gum of the boots as their principal instruments. 
All backed up by the rhythms of guitars, piano, percussion, marimba and drums in English, 
Zulu and Xhosa songs. Fierce dances, the art of rhythm and captivating songs will make resisting 
the urge to get up, sing and dance along with 15 performers impossible to resist!

Together with choreographer Mduduzi Magagula and musical director Vincent Ncabashe, 
director Magda Hadnagy will bring this important chapter in South African history 
back to life after 15 years. The show tells the story of miners, 
their hardships to provide for their families, as they leave Zululand to work on the mines.
 “I wanted to create this show because I am committed to sharing this important part of South Africa
 realistically but memorably. The beginning of the show relays the history and then later
 on in the show we get to the early 1930s and go into gumboot songs. 

It is really about the South African miners' history,” said Hadnagy.
Feron Somiah, Gold Reef City’s Marketing Manager is delighted to see 
The Lyric Theatre’s stage lights re-ignited once again with all COVID-19 
protocols in place: “To re-open The Lyric Theatre with such an energetic show
 which echoes the resilience and passion of South Africans, is pure joy for our team and
 highlights the outstanding offerings we continue to provide at Gold Reef City. 


We are excited that our movies@ complex will also be re-opening on 27 November
 and our Theme Park will re-open on 3 December. 
Whilst our booking processes may be slightly different due to COVID-19 restrictions, 
Gold Reef City will continue to provide our guests with the most thrilling entertainment
 experience possible while observing strict hygiene protocols.

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.



Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Motivation | Find Your Faith

Soweto, South Africa

 With everything that's been happening around the world
I just wanted to bring some light to your feed.
 I know for sure that without faith, I am lost. 

Here are a few quotes that keep me going when the going gets tough. 

1. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis

2. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

3.“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

4. “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
― Elbert Hubbard

5. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
― Corrie ten Boom

6.“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

7. “Keep Going
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

8. “Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
― Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones: Everyone Needs a Miracle

9. “Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

10. “A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it's the most painful thing you'll ever have to do and that you've ever done. But what's yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it'll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won't have to put it back in the sky again.”
― C. JoyBell C.

Remember what's meant to be will always find a way. 

See you soon. 



Sunday, November 8, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Been following these guys for a while on social media 
and finally got to meet them in person
at a local event that I attended yesterday. 

Sotra Originals, who are they?! They are a clothing, branding
company based in Soweto (Chiawelo) and they ship nationwide with a minimum fee of R100
To find out more about them, check out their Instagram page. 


See you soon.



Saturday, November 7, 2020

Announcement | It's not about where you live, its about how you live

Soweto, South Africa


I've been having this thought for a while in my head
and that it is just time to take a dive and make the blog have it's 
own page name and everything like that. 

@zanelemondi has been great but I feel like @aroundsowetoblog 
will make more sense.
I have been doing this blogging thing for a while now 
and I know that if I want to take things to the next step I will need to share
a part of my life in this beautiful world called social media
and after going back and forth I decided that I will not be doing that but take
the next best step and make In Out & Around Soweto grow into something more. 

As @zanelemondi I feel like the blog is okay but as In Out & Around Soweto the she is ready
to blossom and take on her own life. 
I love everything about the township life (positive things only though)
 (Soweto, Thokoza, Gugulethu, Umlazi, etc)
but I often feel like the images portrayed in our news are often times unfair and don't 
cover even 10% of what the township life is about, don't even get me started with some of the
briefs I would sometimes get from brands #hahaha

The process will be gradual but I do believe that when you see it
you will get it. 

See at work.


(Image internet)

Friday, November 6, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

I know it's kinda late to be sharing November goals right now 
but it's better late than never. 

So here we go again...

1. Continue being consistent with my posting on here.
I would love to continue daily blogging like in October.

2. Upload 3 video's weekly on YouTube I would like to reach 1 500 subbies 
by the end of this year (A girl can dream right?!)

4. Get to 905 000 page views this month, upload frequently on Instagram and
 try engaging more on Twitter.  

5. Start being active and enjoy life more. (LIVE in the moment)

6. Wash My Natural Hair Weekly than bi-weekly
( a youtuber I follow claims to be her trick for her hair growth).

Yeap these are the goals for November nothing hectic, just me trying to 
make this hustle continue because it's just a great outlet for my stress and anxiety.

(I know right, I've been doing this for a while but kinda enjoy creating the content 
nothing much, everyone's journey is different and 
that is the fun part of life). 

See you soon. 



Saturday, October 31, 2020


Soweto, South Africa
I really did slack there in the end jumping one or two days, but that is 
the thing with these challenges they are just hard but we fail forward. I had goals when #Blogtober began let us have a look to see if they were achieved. 

1. Get My ish together (here I mean stop procrastinating time is not on my side, I'm for real here)
Got a lot done in my private life and actually here on the blog. 

2. BLOG daily since it's BLOGTOBER
I did achieve this in a way 28 posts up other than 31 
not too bad.

3. Upload 3 video's weekly on YouTube I would like to reach 1 500 subbies (please subscribe) 
(A girl can dream right?!)
I didn't achieve this but uploaded more videos than
 usual since the year began. Watch time up, gained like 18 subbies. 

4. Get to 900 000 pageviews, upload frequently on Instagram and try engaging more on Twitter.  
I'm 14 000 shy of achieving this goal, didn't engage much 
on Instagram and i tried with Twitter but that towards the end of the month. 

5. Start getting out into the world (I've been self-isolating for too long)
when I say get out to the world I mean take a walk, go the store more frequently
 I'm talking baby steps HERE. 
I actually did, I went out with actual people only once though, baby steps. 

6. Wash My Natural Hair Weekly (as in not neglecting my hair, it's extremely dry, everyone is like porosity porosity wtf is THAT)
Didn't achieve this, I'm actually on a 2 week frequency it's better for me, for now.

7. Be more present (aka use phone for blog related things only)
I didn't achieve this as I was blogging frequently
 I was on my phone more, need to create a schedule.  

Some numbers for October 
(will start posting this monthly, just to compare growth and all)

Total pageviews : 17 098
Facebook page likes:  2196
Twitter: 11 800 
Instagram 10  214

4 PR drops
0 campaign offers 
Adsense : R97
1 Giveaway

See you soon

Thank you for reading my blogtober posts



Thursday, October 29, 2020


Soweto, South Africa
A Takealot Makeup Wishlist - Around Soweto Blog

I'm tired of going to Dischem and buying things I don't need, 
and when you check out your receipt it is 100 and 50 thousand million, 
this month I'm creating a list of items I need for blog reviews and a refill to my fave foundations only since my preference is reviewing products that I bought using my own money
but I'm not saying I will say no to pr. 
If it's not products I bought I need to really test out a product for a month or two 
before accepting any ads, doing reviews and stuff like that.


Maybelline Lasting Fix Makeup Setting Spray - R 149

Catrice Prime & Fine Pore Refine Anti-Shine Base - R 89

Essence Keep It Perfect! Make -Up Fixing Spray - R 64

Essence Keep It Perfect! Make -Up Fixing Spray Transparent - R64

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation 085 - chestnut beige - R 155

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser - 30ml - R 88

Yardley Airbrush Foundation - Caramel - R165

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - R109

Which items do you currently have on your shopping wishlist?

See you soon



Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

There was no ways blogtober would end without me doing a giveaway, 
so here it is a Bramley Cosmetics hamper worth R500 to giveaway
 and all you have to do is: 


- Follow Me ( HERE)
- Follow @Bramleycosmetics ( HERE )
- Tag 2 friends (as many times as you wish)
- Don't be a stranger to any of my current and future posts.

SA only
Giveaway closes 2nd November 2020

The items that are included in the Giveaway:
Sensitive skin body lotion, Sensitive skin spray, Sensitive skin serum Sensitive gel 
Bramley Branded towel, Magnolia tissue oil, Magnolia hand & nail cream,  

Magnolia body lotion, Magnolia talcum powder, Magnolia body butter, 
Magnolia Foam bath,Magnolia roll on, Magnolia wet wipes

If you would like to see some of the Bramley products 
that I have featured here on the blog you can follow 
this link

See you tomorrow.



Thank you to Bramley Cosmetics for sponsoring this giveaway. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fabuleux Hair Studio & Beauty | AROUND SOWETO BUSINESS | BLOGTOBER DAY 25

Soweto, South Africa

Picture (after a full work day)

2587 Skota Orlando East,Opposite Moja Cafe 1804 Soweto, South Africa

They carry a huge range of natural and relaxed hair products.

I would say if you are around Soweto and are looking for a high class one
stop hair, nails, lashes and make-up this spot is for you. 
Immediately when you enter the shop and see their product range
customer service, professional stuff you will know that their products
are worth the rands. 

The pictures I have are from their end of day, after a busy day. 
My pictures don't do them justice, please check out their great work below. 

See their work: 
Fabuleux Hair Studio & Beauty (Facebook)

Fabuleux Hair Studio & Beauty (Instagram)

Contact them here:
083 632 2070

See you soon. 



Saturday, October 24, 2020


Soweto, South Africa
Add caption

Last week I began this feature and today it's a continuation,
I'm featuring another business based around Soweto and it is all about Beauty.
Glam artistry (brow tinting, make-up, hair) 
she does it all and she is also mobile.

Find out about and see more looks from them below on their Facebook Page: 

See you soon.


Friday, October 23, 2020

I'm TIRED (Lets Catch-up Again) | Blogtober Day 23

Soweto, South Africa


The excitement of throwing a new post everyday is wearing me down, I'm not out of ideas
just the steam of trying to keep the content coming daily is a stress,
 plus I have anxiety of it's extra stress (lol). 
I need to start bulk creating but that is also a job on it's own but this will 
be a good challenge for November and December content I guess. 

Tomorrow I'm going to funeral, there is just something heavy that comes with the stress
of going to a funeral but saying goodbye to our close loved one's is something 
we don't take for granted especially during these times.

The plan for this weekend is to create content and but I doubt 
anything will happen since I need to spend the whole Saturday in my feelings, and the Sunday 
having a major babalazi because Saturday after tears. 
I tell you guys funerals are heavy and one or two drinks after the whole thing helps. 

Anywho this is a filler post for Friday because I challenged myself that I 
will blog the whole of this month and I will do just that. 

See you tomorrow. 



Thursday, October 22, 2020


Soweto, South Africa


A few weeks back I wrote a blogpost showing you a PR package I received
from *Schwarzkopf and the contents inside, it contained Got2b Glued products
 and their NEW SuperSoft line. 
So in today's post I'm going to share with you on what Schwarzkopf is saying about their new
really affordable Supersoft care line.

The good-for-you formulas from Supersoft care for your hair and that of your family, 
only with the ingredients your hair really needs.
A selective 3-dimensional complex of ingredients to bring out the best of your natural hair properties: Strengthening, Nourishing and Caring.

Ethical beauty is here to stay!
Embracing an all-natural, vegan lifestyle resonates with customers today more than it has ever before.
Supersoft is based on vegan formulas that are free from parabens and silicones. We know that by
doing good, you feel good. Join us on this beautiful journey to living a more authentic and ethical life.

Supersoft product overview:
The Supersoft product range with a total of ten lines includes three specialised varieties of Shampoos
and Conditioners formulated for specific hair types and concerns, and lines for Men and Kids.


With micronutrients and biotin to protect against breakage for fair or weak hair. The strengthening
complex makes hair 10x stronger. Achieve shiny hair full of radiant vitality that is three times easier to
comb. Vegan formula, no silicones.


Formulated with a strengthening micronutrient-complex and UV filters to protect colour-treated or
highlighted hair for up to 10 weeks for radiant lasting colour. With strengthening complex and UV-filter.
Vegan formula, no silicones.

Supersoft COLOUR SHINE SHAMPOO 400ml, RSP R44.99, Supersoft COLOR SHINE
CONDITIONER, 250ml, RSP 34.99

Supersoft REPAIR & CARE
Formulated with a strengthening micronutrient-complex, Shea Butter and Coconut Extract to revitalise
dry or damaged hair for healthy-looking hair. Vegan formula, no silicones.

Supersoft REPAIR & CARE SHAMPOO 400ml, RSP R44.99, Supersoft REPAIR & CARE
CONDITIONER, 250ml, RSP R34.99

Supersoft MEN
Formulated with strengthening micronutrient-complex and Hops-Extract for daily use on normal hair to
strengthen, nourish and boost volume. Vegan formulas, no silicones.
Supersoft MEN 400ml, RSP R44.99.

Supersoft For KIDS, HAIR & SKIN
Developed specifically for the hair and skin of children, the vegan range gently cleanses and cares, for
a tangle- and tear-free cleansing and combing regimen. Without artificial dyes, and silicones, the
Supersoft SHAMPOO & SHOWER GEL, Supersoft SHAMPOO &
 CONDITIONER and leave-in
Supersoft DETANGLING SPRAY are suitable for sensitive skins.

Supersoft KIDS & CARE SHAMPOO &; SHOWER GEL 250ml, RSP 34.99, Supersoft KIDS
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER, 250ml, RSP R34.99, Supersoft KIDS DETANGLING SPRAY, 150ml, RSP R34.99.


See You Soon




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Inside My Decluttered Concealer Drawer | Blogtober Day 21

Soweto, South Africa
Decluttered Concealer Drawer

As I continue my Blogtober and continue sharing some #projectpan2020 looks
I came to a realization that I have been hoarding alot of make-up. 
I have been going through my make-up stash and have been editing it like crazy, 
the edit is going well. I'm taking it a drawer at a time because #emotionalgirl over here.
As I declutter makeup that is expired and giveaway makeup that is new and won't use
I feel lighter and dealing with 6 concealers is better than 
dealing with 20 concealers that I won't use. 

The concealers that I have left have everything I need from a concealer, 
high coverage, blend-able, found at the drugstore, 
are not prone to creasing and give a good highlight.

The concealers that are left in my stash are as follows: 

NYX Professional Makeup Conceal.Correct. Contour Palette Deep 9g - R 259.95

Insta Conceal Contour - Medium - R170

Superstay full coverage under eye concealer - 40 caramel - R200

Avon True Under Eye Brightening Illuminator 6.5 grams - R129

La Girl Pro Concealer Cool Tan 980 - R64.95

Photoready candid concealer - café - R150

Hopefully my declutter inspires you aswell.

See you soon. 



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Good Read - Vital Voices Book | Blogtober Day 20

Soweto, South Africa

In the almost never rear occasion of me feeling really down
which is of late is more times than usual. 
I like grabbing my favorite book 
Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World
because a book with different voices from woman doing good all over
the world is uplifting and vital to my soul. 

What's this book about?

 Vital Voices, CEO Alyse Nelson shares the stories of remarkable, world-changing women,
 as well as the story of how Vital Voices was founded, crossing lines that typically divide. 
For 15 years, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to
 enable others to become change agents 
in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy. 
They equip women with management and business development skills to expand their enterprises and
 create jobs in their communities. Their voices, stories, and hard-earned 
lessons--shared here for the first time--are deeply authentic and truly vital.

Features interviews and first-person accounts of global leaders, such as 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and Aung San Suu Kyi, 
Nobel Prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy leader, as well as business leaders Draws
 on the work of the Vital Voices,
 the organization founded by Hillary Clinton in 1997 as a government initiative that transformed into 
a leading non-profit, which enables a network of 10,000 emerging women leaders in politics,
 human rights, and economic development in 127 countries.
 These women have gone on to mentor and train more than 500,000 Focuses on the
 key elements of the Vital Voices five-step model of transformational leadership, 
including how to find a voice, lead with purpose, cross lines that divide, and more 
Through the firsthand accounts of trail-blazing leaders,
 Vital Voices introduces unforgettable, inspiring women who are shaping our world

Why this book?

How women around the world are leading powerful change
Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates,
 women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women,
 we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families, 
and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently
 under-utilized resource. Vital Voices calls for and makes possible
 transformative leadership around the world.

My hope for the rest of 2020 is that you become a woman who finds her vital voice. 

See you soon. 



Monday, October 19, 2020

Work From Home Essentials - Blogtober Day 19

Soweto, South Africa


Work From Home Essentials

Hey guys, I'ts been a busy week so this week posts will be on a shorter side. 
(I tried batch blogging and it's not working workout, will try for next month)
To kick things off for this week I'm sharing the work from home essentials. 
I've seen lists like these floating around during the 
major lockdown period not much now, but still alot of 
people are still working from home and after 2020 might want to transition 
permanently to working from home.


1. Laptop
Dell Inspiron 3580 Celeron 4205U 4GB 500GB 15.6" HD Notebook - R 5,999

2. Extra Screen
Dell E1916HV 18.5" LED Monitor - R 1,099

3. Keyboard & 4. Mouse
Amplify Vulcan Series Wired USB Mouse and Keyboard Combo - R 165

5. Printer
Canon PIXMA MG2545S A4 3in1 Multifunction Inkjet Printer - R 649

6. Paper
Mondi Rotatrim Box of A4 Paper - R 350

7. Reliable internet connect
Tenda 300Mbps WiFi ADSL2+ Modem Router | D301 - R 442

8. Desk light
2 in 1 Cell Phone Holder with Selfie Ring Light Stand - R 472

9. Ear pods, Earphones
i7s Wireless Earbuds - Pink - R 299

10. Speakers
Multimedia Speaker (AUX & USB 2.0) - R139

See you at work



Sunday, October 18, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

It's Sunday today and other than sharing a heavy look this one is really light and quick. 
I hope that you enjoy it. 

Essence Brow Designer
Almay Brow Styler shade brown
Corrector Avon Brightening Illumitator. 
Revlon Rose Glow Primer
Revlon Coloerstay Maverick 
LA Girl Eyeliner
Lashes some lashes I bought from a shop @ the mall, the worst but maybe after 4 applications they will be better. 
Revlon Candid Concealer shade nutmeg
Contour Nyx Highlight and Contour Palette
Bronzer La Girl
Avon blush
Revlon Candid Powder shade 003
Essence All About Matt shade 50 caramel
Essence Eyeliner
Revlon Colorstay Lipstick - Rise Up Rose

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Saturday, October 17, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

I would love for this feature to grow and as a pilot I'm sharing 
beauty obviously. 
If you ever find yourself In Out & Around Soweto and looking 
for a make-up artist, look no further Fezeka The Make-up Queen 
will be to the rescue. 

You can contact her below for rates and everything: 
Whatsapp : 062 512 3770
Facebook : https://web.facebook.com/fezeka.mpaku.5
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Thanks for coming through today.

See you soon. 


Friday, October 16, 2020

YouTube Top 5 Favourite Perfumes | Blogtober Day 16

Soweto, South Africa

I think that I'm exhausted now with this blogtober business 
but I will keep on posting because I love challenges
and this one is starting to take a toll but I'm going to soldier on. 

Today's post is a video breakdown of yesterdays post for 
those that prefer video to written content. 

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

TOP 5 FAVOURITE PERFUMES 2020 drugstore edition | BLOGTOBER DAY 15

Soweto, South Africa
FAVOURITE PERFUMES 2020 drugstore edition 

 I don't know if it just me or what, but since the lockdown,
wearing certain scents just helped me feel better. 
I've been gravitating towards wearing perfume even more frequently. 

Well today's post is all the perfumes that I have been loving. 
And I did a quick post on YouTube sharing with you, why that is. 


Lentheric I Love Eau De Parfum Sunshine 15ml - R79.95

Revlon Pink Happiness Crush On You Eau De Toilette 50ml - R239.00

Yardley Bond Street Eau De Parfum 50ml - R319.95

Revlon Love That Velvet Pamper Pack 30ml EDT Spray, 90ml Perfumed Body Spray, 
150ml Perfumed Body Lotion - R219

AVON changes their perfumes 
ever so frequently, see what they currently have. 

Aspire Her Eau de Toilette & Body Lotion - R179.00

Maxima Body Lotion 150ml - R45.90

See you soon. 



*some of the products featured where sent to me for pr

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The R32 Brow Pencil That Will Save Your Brow Routine | Blogtober Day 14

Soweto, South Africa

Yeap you read the correct title, today I'm talking about a brow pencil
but not just any brow pencil a brow pencil that has saved 
my brow more times that once and it is the Essence Eyebrow Designer shade Brown 02

I bought this pencil as a back-up to a back up because
I just need to have more than one just in case one goes missing 
or something. 
I bought this before I began #projectpan2020 and I must say 
that I seriously needed to stop buying because seriously 
back-up to a back-up 

3 Things That I Like from This Brow Pencil

1. The price, even though when I began buying it, the price was under
R20 I'm still not complaining because it carries a lot of product. 

2. The shade to skin, matches my brow lashes really well. 

3. The application, applies really well and depending on how much you
would like to "pigment" you want in the brow it can go lighter
to dark in a sec. 

One thing that I don't enjoy about the brow pencil is that you will 
need to re-apply often especially in the tail. 
Tip, set it with a brow setting gel and clean the brows with a concealer
or foundation and thank me later. 

See my previous YouTube Posts, using the brow pencil. 


Hope you enjoyed the post of me hyping up a brow pencil. 

See you soon. 



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