Hello December 2016

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This is the last month of year 2016, December!

December is my favorite month because I was born in December :), sadly though it will be my very first xmas without my mother who passed on in September :(. 2016 You did me wrong, the cut is way too deep to be treated!

December 01 is also known as World Aids Day where we show unity in fighting against this killer called AIDS. We are urged to abstain, protect, educate and get educated about the decease itself to name a few. We are also urged to know our status by getting tested for HIV so we can take care of ourselves and our loved ones. AIDS has no age, no race & most importantly no mercy! Let’s put it to ourselves to change the world and change our ways, it can not control us let us control it.

A friend, loved one, colleague with AIDS is still my friend. Learn to treat each other the same and with respect WITHOUT DISCRIMINATING against! Knowledge is power & goes a long way…

It starts with you & me!

Wishing you beauties a blessed festive season, keep safe!

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

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Love is On with Revlon

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When Revlon decides to bless me! Boy did they hit me in style 🙂

In for reviews, I received a beautiful black and red box from Revlon with 10 items in it to review! I just couldn’t believe my eyes… isn’t blogging awesome?

This big box came with a card containing a message (see picture below) how cool can that get?

In it were the following items;

  • Revlon Love Is On fragrance
  • Revlon Love her madly fragrance
  • 2 Revlon Ultra HD Matte lip color in two different shades
  • Revlon Ultimate all in one mascara
  • Almay Age essential makeup
  • Almay one coat multi-benefit mascara
  • Almay Age essentials lip treatment
  • Almay Age essentials concealer
  • Almay eye pencil

I’m loving all these items and I have tried on the fragrances already and all I can say is Love Is On indeed.

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Thanks to Revlon for the consideration I feel lucky like xmas came a bit early for me!

#LoveIsOn #Revlon

cx3muaswqaaqwei                                                         Spread the Revlon Love

Joys of being a blogger!

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

 

 

 

Labello blackberry sunshine

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Labello packaging

Few days I go I received this lovely attractive Labello package from Ruby box which I have qualified for to review after feeling in their survey.

Packaging: It came in this curved shape packaging in pink with blackberries, it is very nice and eye catching. Not forgetting bold word with a picture  Thando Tsekiso who is an ambassador for this product. It has a maroon/white lip balm container.

Scent: Is fruity that of a blackberry, one would swear it’s consumable due to the scent power it has.

It’s glossy, blackberry maroon in color 4,5g

Received were three lip balms to share with friends who are going to review it as well I hope they like it as much as I do!

This lovely lip balm moisturizes my lips for longer while giving it color and shine.

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Blackberry Sunshine

Labello has a slogan for this product which is BE BOLD #BringOutYourBold

I must not forget to say that Labello is also running a competition where one must send a WhatsApp picture of their boldness to number provided inside the packaging for a chance to win a share of R50 000.00 worth in shopping spree.

Beauties if you haven’t got it as yes be sure you buy it from stockiest like Checkers, Pick n Pay and dischem for less than R50.00.

Sun those lips while the sun shines on you!

#BeBold

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

 

For the love of freebies with Destiny magazine

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Who doesn’t love freebies ladies?

Got myself a destiny magazine with the L’Oréal Infallible 24H makeup worth R199.00 in a magazine that only cost R30.00 talking about best budget buys!

I’m sure you’ll love to get your hands on it too beauties.

Read the magazine as well Destiny is known to be a magazine for the matured women if you get my drift ;).

I shall test and write a review about this talked about makeup maybe create that Bonang look just maybe hahahaha.

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

 

 

My Impulse expression

I received a box from RUBY BOX to share, try out and review.ctwo1h2wiaajdpk

To be quiet honest I’ve never bought myself an Impulse body spray but once for my daughter, I was quiet surprised after testing the sprays sent by Ruby box that it’s not bad after all but smell so lovely with floral scents which are my favorite.

Impulse- Dynamique body spray 75ml

A blend of musky vanilla scents and amber notes, a bouquet of roses in a tin!

It’s said to be making one feeling incredibly gorgeous and inspire romantic reactions in men, so ladies better grab one especially if you looking for attraction and attention 🙂

I like it because it’s not strong on the nose and seems to last all day long.

I am honestly impressed.

#Dynamique #rubybox

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Impulse – City Collection Paris

This has to be my number 1!

The scent of floral roses, I believe with this one I will just leave a mark wherever I go.

It speaks for itself I won’t say much about it but challenge beauties to get it and submit a review!ctdcof_weaap0nj

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First impressions count, so I give Impulse thumbs up!

It is available at Pick n Pay or Checkers stores for only R19.99.

NB: Rubybox is running a competition on Impulse R3000.00 cash to be won check it out!

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

Lux Sheer Twilight body wash

Oh how I love freebies!

I bought the Glamour magazine which had Lux sheer twilight body wash and Kiss acrylic nails as freebies.  I was more excited for the body wash more than the nails which are not exactly my thing.cskdmlfwiaex0vk

Lux sheer twilight body wash has an eye catching packaging in a plastic bottle, so convenient for traveling purposes.

The scent s to die for, so calming and refreshing at the same time be it you in the shower or bath tub it’s a must have. Leaves the skin feeling fresh and smelling lovely too it’s like having a spa in my own home.

I loved it long time…

Which one is your favorite beauties?

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

Turmeric Face Mask For Renewed Spring Skin

Turmeric for alternative medicine herbal supplements and herbal skin care .

It’s time to show your beautiful face to the world again – no more hiding indoors wrapped in cuddlies! For spring skin that’s radiant and glowing with health, try this quick & easy Turmeric face mask. These 3 simple ingredients are all super skin beautifying tricks brought together to pamper your skin into the new season

Turmeric has been used a beauty treatment in Ayurveda since forever for brightening the complexion. It’s packed with antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are great for acne, and it can even help fade scars.

Avocado is brimming with vitamin E, skin’s best friend, and essential fatty acids. It will hydrate and nourish your skin with a numerous amazing nutrients that create a youthful glow.

Yoghurt is alive with cultures that will combat bad bacteria on your skin, as well as having an array of B vitamins, and is very cleansing and hydrating too.

Turmeric’s golden colour is divine but does have a tendency to stain, don’t worry though, it won’t stain your skin! Make sure you’re prepared by tying your hair back in a pony, using a hairband to keep stray hairs back, and wear something old you don’t mind getting some drips of turmeric on, like an old t-shirt.

You’ll need:

1/4 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
1 tablespoon avocado
1 teaspoon yoghurt (natural, unflavoured yoghurt)

Directions:

• Mash 1/2 an avocado with a fork or blend it until it’s smooth
• Mix the tablespoon of avocado, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon yoghurt
• Spread it over you face and leave on for 10 minutes
• Rinse with cold water


A happy glowing skin and a radiant spirit is all you need to be your most beautiful!

#FaithfulToNature

Detox!

water-drink-fresh-lemons_1024-1-1024x670Springtime is a great time to talk about detoxification. While the main focus of this article will be on the physical body, pay attention to the detoxification of other areas of your life – home, cupboards, emotions, and even your thoughts.

All of us stray from living in a way that supports our health from time to time: not enough sleep, too little exercise, too much bad food, too much stress and not enough time for ourselves.  A detoxification program can help reset your body –  it may last anything from 3 days and up, depending on your purpose for doing it.

Why would a person detox?


Long-term exposure to toxins, over and above our body’s capabilities to deal with these toxins, has an effect on our immune system and our metabolism, which can ultimately lead to disease.

As if that weren’t reason enough, a body full of toxins has a hard time burning fat. This is primarily due to the fact that our bodies store toxins in fat cells, therefore detoxification could help you lose weight and burn fat. It also helps clear the body of free radicals responsible for ageing.

The accumulation of toxins leads to acidity in the body, which, if persistent, can result in the body neutralising the acid by releasing calcium and other minerals from your bones. This can eventually cause the bones to slowly dissolve, which could lead to osteoporosis down the line. Modern life comes with a lot more toxins than our bodies are designed to deal with.

  • Foods are often loaded with chemicals, hormones, flavourants and preservatives
  • The air we breathe is polluted
  • The water we wash with and drink may be chlorinated
  • Our cosmetics and household cleaning products may not all be organic
  • Paint on our walls is often toxic
  • Lower nutrient soil is now used to grow our vegetables

A good detox can lead to many improvements in your general wellbeing, including:

  • Better nutrient absorption
  • More energy
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Enhanced digestion
  • Improved skin
  • Mental and emotional clarity
  • More balanced hormonal health

So how do I know if I should consider a detox?


If you have 4 or more of the following signs, chances are you may benefit from a detoxification programme. (Please note, there may be other more serious reasons for some of the below symptoms, so if you are concerned, visit a healthcare professional):

  • Bad breath
  • White or yellow coated tongue
  • Headaches
  • Increased belly fat
  • Blood sugar imbalances/cravings
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Body odour
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Acne
  • Itchy skin
  • Fatigue, especially in the morning
  • Mood swings
  • Chemical sensitivity (eg. a perfume could make you nauseous)
  • Insomnia (especially between 1am and 4am)
  • Constipation
  • Achy joints
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Asthma
  • IBS

How does the detoxification process work? (the science bit)


The process of detoxification is amazing. When toxins appear in your blood stream, antioxidants latch onto them and neutralise their capacity to oxidise, before escorting them to the liver.

A liver cell grabs onto a toxin, releases the antioxidant and gets to work on the toxin. This detoxification process has two steps.

In phase 1, chemical reactions neutralise and eliminate the toxins by one of three ways: via the bile and faeces; urine and sweat; or by converting it to an intermediate compound that could actually be more toxic than the original toxin.

This is when phase 2 (conjugation) needs to kick in, in order to neutralise the compound and make it water soluble, so that it can be eliminated through urine or sweat.

Top tips for detoxing


The symptoms of detoxing can be uncomfortable, and therefore it is important to support the body in any way possible.

  1. Ensure you are getting all the essential nutrients and antioxidants – to ensure detoxification occurs completely (phase 2), without causing harm
  2. Eat natural, unprocessed, local and organic foods
  3. Grow and eat broccoli sprouts (the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts strongly supports phase II detoxification)
  4. Consume fermented foods and probiotics
  5. Eat at least one-third of your food raw, and eat lots of greens and cruciferous vegetables
  6. Make sure you eat enough healthy fats from avocados, flax seeds, hemp seeds,pumpkin seeds etc.
  7. Use ‘green’ cleaning products in your home
  8. Consider a colonic (also known as colon cleansing or colon hydrotherapy)
  9. Get plenty of rest
  10. Choose glass over plastic (especially your water bottle)
  11. Sweat – infrared saunas are particularly effective. (your skin is a major organ of elimination)
  12. Take regular Epsom salt baths
  13. Get a lymph drainage massage/practise dry brushing of your body
  14. Breathe deeply (helps to alkalise your body)
  15. Minimise use of electronics as much as possible (TV, computer, cell phone, tablets, etc).
  16. Consume clean, filtered water, or spring water if possible
  17. Exercise moderately
  18. Find a healthy way to deal with emotions
  19. Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  20. Avoid smoking
  21. Add cardamom (3–5 seeds) to your coffee. Cardamon increases the phase I enzyme that metabolises caffeine.

Cautionary notes on detoxing


It’s important to note that you need to establish a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits first so that you have a reserve which your body can draw on to allow your liver to do its job properly.

If you fail to do this you can easily overwhelm your liver’s ability to process the toxic substances being eliminated and you will become sick or experience exaggerated detox symptoms. I have seen this happen often, therefore I advise that your current state of health is evaluated before embarking on any kind of detoxification program.  It is also advised that a periodic detox is not used as an excuse to eat badly and drink excessively.

Most importantly, be kind and loving to yourself in the process, and enjoy taking care of your body.

For more information on detoxing, contact Justine Priday via email (justinepriday@yahool.com) or follow her on Facebook or Instagram: Mermaid_garden.

We honestly do need to detox don’t you agree beauties?

xoxoxo

ZaShandu

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Braided lace wigs?

They say wigs are a life saver when it comes to women and bad hair!

I for one own a few of them which are so convenient because I’m not a fan of hairpieces I prefer the natural look but should it happen I see the need then i pull one out knowing will take it off again once I’m back 😀

                                                Here I’m featuring braided wigs!!!! mhhh img_20160514_094922

Are we becoming dependent on short cuts or are we budget wise? Aah well a lady has to do what a lady has to do to look effortlessly beautiful. We all know it takes time to braid your own hair by the time you done you end up with a headache yet the look will last for months!

A lady by the name of Judith from Beauty Rush asked me to do a blog about her braided wigs that she sells to those who are keen at buying and viewing she can be reached at the following address and her number is available as well.

                                                    Beauties would you rock a braided wig?

                                   No 2 BOULDEN STREET NEWCASTLE, Judith0835756501.
Bob R1000
Box Braid R1400
Twist R1600