Friday, February 21, 2020

NEW IN Yardley Stayfast Foundation

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, hopefully your Friday is off to a great start.
I bought this foundation a while back and I have been meaning to use it but
I already have a lot of foundations open and this year I'm doing project pan so 
I have to at least finish two bottles before opening this one. 

The claim: 
- For flawless matte finish
- No transfer
- Lightweight feel
- with vitamin e and amino acids to moisturise and hydrate. 
- The foundation is water based

I like the claims and the shade range is not bad either, so 
keep an eye out for an in-depth review on our YouTube page. 

SHOP :HERE

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

*product purchased using my own money. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Eucerin Even Pigment Perfector Dual Serum Review

Soweto, South Africa
Good morning, serums are an essential part of a morning or evening routine because
of their higher concentration of product that they have, whether it being an
anti-aging or moisture adding it is the good stuff and you need it.

On todays post I will be doing a review of the
*Eucerin Even Pigment Perfector Dual Serum 

The claim: 
Effectively reduces dark spot and prevents their re-appearance, 
with regular use. Renews skin’s look.
A dual-action serum with Thiamidol® and concentrated Hyaluronic Acid 
for even and radiant skin

The product:
The serum comes in a slick transparent packaging th at gives an illusion
that the product can be seen from within. 
The bottle carries two serums, Thiamidol proven to reduce dark marks, and 
Concentrated Hyaluronic Acid one of skin’s most effective moisturising substances 
helps skin to attract and retain moisture. 

At first try the pump might not squirt out both products in one pump, 
but you will need to give it a good shake then the product will
come out going forward. 

The verdict: 
Skincare for me is doing what is best for your skin, to prevent and reduce certain 
problems that come with the everyday life whether that is fine lines,
dark marks and hyper-pigmentation 
and consistency when using products is key to seeing results. 
Also some products will work well for your skin and others will not and that is the catch. 

The Eucerin Even Pigment Perfector Dual Serum is a great serum and a little does go along way, 
I don't suffer from major hyper-pigmentaion just dark marks left by a pimple or three that and
a reduce in their appearance has been noted.
The serum is not on the major moisturising side but I suggest if you have dry skin like
me to go on and also use the Eucerin Day Cream SPF30 in this range. 

SHOP: HERE

Thank you for reading today's post. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele


*Product reviewed was sent to www.aroundsoweto.com for PR consideration.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mommy Monday | To Potty Train! or Not To Potty Train?

Soweto, South Africa

Hey MOM, well in December when relatives were in town one of them asked how old
Asanda was and I told them 21 months and then they went on to ask,
and she is still not yet potty trained?!
Then they went on to mention to me that their kids were potty trained by 16 months
and blah blah blah blah blah blah
 (that's all I heard after 16 months for real because I have decided to follow
 the let my child tell me route)
and so far it is working for me. 

I haven't began potty training her because she is only now grasping the
 notion of mmmh I just pee'd let me tell Ma
or did a number 2 let me tell Ma, and I don't know what next week brings because
kids grow-up fast and different 
and we as parents we should stop this thing of trying to one up another parent/child
 because it does not get us anywhere. 

Anyways hope you are having a great Monday and see you soon. 

xx

Zanele 

*Let us be kind to one another. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

NEW IN | RIMMEL LASTING MATTE FOUNDATION

Soweto, South Africa
Happy Friday, I've been avoiding doing beauty posts for a while now 
because well I haven't been feeling beautiful for a while now and you know (issues)
but the other day I went to Dischem Maponya Mall to just see whats new and happening
maybe it will get me in the mood to blog and create beauty content. 

I found a NEW foundation from RIMMEL London and I won't tell you how long
it's been on the market but I haven't seen much activity on my social media 
about it so I bought it. 

The claim:

Long-lasting and lightweight, this ultra-comfortable powder finish formula
leaves the skin truly mattified, feeling soft and provides the perfect flawless base for you make-up.

Big claims RIMMEL, well I guess I will test that out as a first impression,
going LIVE
on the YouTube Channel soon.

Please subscribe if you haven't.
HERE

SHOP: HERE

xx

Zanele

*product purchased using my own money. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NEW IN | AVON Maxima & Maxime Fragrances

Soweto, South Africa

Hey guyzies Avon has introduced a duo of luxury male and female fragrances
that are twin-branded Maxima & Maxime, they retail for R339 for a 100ml bottle.

The fragrance has notes like the immortelle flower, the flower of eternity 
whose oil promises eternal youth and olibanum,
one of the very first ingredients of perfumery.
Well I know that I just watched Gladiator the other day and if Maximus smelt like
 this I would be happy.

AVON is adding the two fragrances to their luxury portfolio and I must say that
I'm not going to fight them with this one.

SHOP HERE

Thanks for reading today's post.

See you soon

xx

Zanele

*product sent to www.aroundsoweto.com for PR consideration.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NEW IN | Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, like everyone else around on social media at 
present is obsessed with skincare, well I caught the bug and 
I'm experimenting and trying to get to know my skin more since
I'm in my 30's now.

Sleeping with make-up on and thinking that I will remain flawless and looking 
glowing the following day is something I will let the teens and twenties girls do.
(p.s. please don't sleep with your make-up on it's not attractive and your pillows won't like that).

My skin is really dry and dry skin tends to be more prone to get fine lines quickly. 
I love moisturizing my face and I would spend more money on
serums and moisturisers  than anything else.

I was de-cluttering my make-up stash the other week because
new year new me and I came across the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream,
I was saving it for when my current moisturiser finishes and to tell you the truth,
I have been missing out. 
This cream I have been using it for a week now and it is doing the things. 

Here are some claims from the moisturiser:
medium-weight moisturizer to balance combination/dry skin.

For now, I like the packaging, and that the cream reminds me 
of aqueous cream but for adults (",)
The cream is a bit on the pricey side but I tell you, it is really moisturising.
I will break it down for you in a months time, but I'm really impressed. 

SHOP: HERE

Thanks for reading today's post.

See you soon.

xx

Zanele


*product purchased using my own money. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Springbok Culinary Team aims for gold at Olympics in Germany

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, this past Saturday we got a chance to spend the 
day with South African Culinary Olympic team as they head for the 25th IKA Culinary Olympics 
in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14 to 19 February, under the auspices of the SA Chefs Association.

Team SA is headed by Trevor Boyd, Team Manager and Executive Chef of
The Michelangelo Hotel; with team members: 
Dion Vengatass, Chef de Cuisine, 
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (Team Captain); 
and Kirstin Hellemann, Junior Sous Chef, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, both of whom have past 
Culinary Olympic experience – and Olympic newcomers, Adrian Vigus-Brown, 
Executive Chef, African Pride Melrose Arch, 

Autograph Collection; Chanté Rabie, Pastry Chef, Saxton Hotel, Villas & Spa; Bradley van Niekerk, 
Senior Chef de Partie, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia; Oscar Baard, Pastry Chef, 
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles; and Sifiso Chiziane (commis chef, African Pride Melrose Arch,
Autograph Collection & National Youth Chef Training Programme 3rd year student).
The 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics will attract over 70 countries and 2 000 chefs competing in 
the oldest and biggest international culinary arts competition, first held in 1900 with four participating nations.
The Springbok squad will compete in two categories; the Chef’s Table, 
entailing seven different dishes for twelve people on 16 February, 
and the Restaurant of Nations, a three-course menu for 110 people on 18 February. 

For more information on the Springbok Culinary team, visit www.sachefs.co.za.

To join the Supporters Club, send your name, phone number and email address to communications@saca.co.za.

To follow on Twitter or Facebook – CulinaryTeamSA. - https://web.facebook.com/CulinaryTeamSA/?_rdc=1&_rdr
Good luck guys, and make SA proud. 


*Edit 19 February 2020
The team won 3 bronze medals.
WELL DONE

Monday, February 10, 2020

NEW IN | Epi-Max Ultra Oitment & Baby Bum Barrier Cream

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, I'm doing mini posts on NEW IN products this week.
Some products I have purchased others I received via PR and I'm just introducing them 
to you so we can have them on trail together. 

Epi-Max Ultra Ointment
Epi-Max says the following about their NEW ointment,
 A therapeutic ointment for very dry, cracked skin. 

I don't know if its just my baby or what?! but the baby creams are just leaving her skin feeling 
soft yes but looking dry, so a little of this ointment does go a long away,
 leaving her skin feeling and looking nourished.

Epi-Max  is a brand I continue to use time and time again,
and if you are looking for a barrier cream for your baby, I also suggest the
Epimax Baby Bum Barrier cream. 

SHOP : HERE
SHOP : HERE

xx

Thank you for coming through today.

See you soon.

Zanele

*The products featured on todays post have been sent for PR consideration.
*My opinions are a 100% my own.

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

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