NaillinkupSA: Growth

This weeks challenge is called growth. I chose this challenge as it is something that is very close to my heart. My reason for choosing this theme is that, this is the new theme to my life and I would like to grow in all aspects of my life,for the rest of my life.

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Avon Super Extend vs Essence Liquid Liner

As you know per my previous blogpost (Super extend winged out Mascara) I received two products from beauty bulletin and I promised you a how to video, and here it is.

Thanks once again for all the likes,views and comments on my previous video.Please don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel.All comments,opinions and tips or tricks is welcome.
If there is anything you would like to see either on the blog or the vlog please let me know and I will be happy to oblige.

peace and love coco

Nacho average snack

After entering the fabulous Braai Boy Braai Challenge about a week ago(Bobby Shmurda definitely comes to mind lol). I have started seeing more and more things to compliment a awesome braai(barbecue).Last August we went to the fat cactus restaurant for my brothers’ birthday and I had a taste of Nachos and loved it(probably because I am a huge fan of the tortilla).So yesterday when my colleague made this at work I knew I had to try my own version of it.So here goes,the ingredients are as follows ;

1x Doritos Sweet Chilli
1x Avocado
Feta Cheese
Mozarella Cheese(Can be any other cheese
1.Empty your packet of Doritos onto a plate(Didn’t take a pic of this step as I only realised afterwards that this is something you guys would enjoy)

2.Grate Mozarella cheese over the chips.
nachos step 2
3.Crumble Feta over cheese and then pop into microwave till cheese melts.
nacho's step 3
4.Mash avocado and place it on top of the other ingredients.
nachos step 4
enjoying the nachos
peace and love coco

Braai for 4 for R200

As you know I just recently started a food segment on the blog, but what you don’t know is that I have entered a braai competition,hosted by Braai Boy the guy who challenged himself to braai everyday for a whole year,click on his name to head on over to the facebook page and vote for your favourite recipe.

So Hubby-Goal D Locks and I set off to complete this challenge.

Braai/BBQ for four raw ingredients
The rules were as follows;
Competition Starts on 1 May, and the winner will be decided at 12h00 on 8 May.

– You may not buy your ingredients before 1 May, and the photo of your till slip needs to reflect that.

– You need to send me 1 pic from your braai which I will upload to my FB page.

– Entries will be uploaded as and when they arrive, but I’m not always behind a PC, so I’ll guarantee they are uploaded within 24 hours of receiving them.

– This will then link through to the post on your own blog.

– There will be a public voting mechanism to decide the winner.

– The public needs to score 3 (or more) recipes to enter for a prize of their own.

– They will be asked to give a score out of 10 for the best use of the R200 budget.

– The winner is the recipe with the highest average score.

– In the case of a tie, the recipe with the most likes wins (nobody is allowed to canvass for likes though).

– You will be refunded the amount you spent at the Spar (up to R200) to cater your braai.

– Your braai needs to cater for 4 people.

– The budget does not need to include drinks, wood/charcoal, basic spices (Saffron/truffle oil etc. would need to come from the budget).

– The winner receives R750 and runner up gets R250. The loser scores themselves a “paplepel”.

Braai/BBQ for four Till Slip
My groceries amounted to 196.70.
Braai/BBQ for 4 just put on the coals
Braai/BBQ for 4 nearly done
Braai/BBQ for 4 complete
This is how I did it;
Hors d’oeuvre:

 I made salticrax(R18.99) and Tuna(2 for R20) mixed with green pepper and onions(which i halved and used in my salad as well) that were finally chopped,Nola Mayo also used for the salad (12.99) and added salt and pepper for taste.

 I bought lamb pieces(R70.49), Garries braaiwors (R23.11) and sundowner wings(R27.64) and a nice bean salad on the side,which consisted of a tin of Koo Baked Beans (R7.49), the other half of the green pepper,onion and mayonnaise and a sliced banana.Although the rules state that the drinks don’t have to be included in the budget, I could still fit it in at R9.99 for a Sparletta Creme Soda(Zoë’s favourite cooldrink).
The meat was seasoned with only salt, pepper and barbecue spice.
My final amount R196.70 and I even included the carrier bag into the budget lol.
This has been an awesome experience for me and I would once again just like to thank the organisers for putting this challenge forward to us. Just proves that although everything is on the increase we can still kick back and have some luxury/fun time within our budget,thanks to great grocery outlets like Spar .
In the loop with coco sign off

Pac VS May

I woke up early this morning to watch a boxing match,something I have never watched or done in my life before.Today was the first full match I have ever watched but I am sure that I would be more qualified to have judge that match than the those judges were.


Firstly disappointed in the fact that I got up to watch either a track and field event or an episode of Barney(still a bit confused on that one)

I have seen street fights that were worse than that.

This was clearly match fixing!To those people that claim Mayweather was the better fighter because he played smart,oh please!

My friend once said running away is also another form of fighting and all of us burst out laughing.Clearly Mayweather heard that saying and decided to go with that.

We knew from the start that Mayweather would win nevermind if he actually did or not.
I am now a Pacquiao fan forever.
I always used to think people were hating on Floyd but clearly I too am now apparently a hater.
The crowd boo’ed the winner and cheered for the loser of this fight goes to show that money in actual fact rules the world.

Dissappointed to the max. Manny said it perfectly he didn’t do nothing.

And how about that interviewer,wtf was up with that stuffing his BS propoganda down our throat and take advantage of Manny’s poor English, sies on you.

Here is my question to the Mayweather yay sayers. If Manchester United(coz they are the most hated soccer club around the world) should have parked the bus,played home and chose the ref and  third officials would you still be singing the same tune?

The Foodie in me

I was walking down Bree Street yesterday when I spotted the St Paul”s Anglican church and it looked to me like a scene out of Beauty and the Beast,so I obviously had to take a pic 😉
As I was stepping back to take a better quality pic,I looked behind me and then I saw it,something I saw on Facebook.It was the Bacon on Bree Restaurant/Cafe.
This place looked like one straight out of Diners,Drive-in’s and Dive’s.If Guy Fieri ever decides to do a South African version of this show,this is definetily a place he needs to visit.As we all know he is a big pork fan lol
Of course I had to pop in and check out for myself.
What a warm welcome.
Beautifully natural lit room and a great environment.
So being a stickler for doing things in order,I ordered the first thing on the menu.

They also have an art room on the bottom floor.

  And of course I couldn’t walk pass such a beautiful mirror and not take a selfie.
My sandwich was R45 and I ordered a pink lemonade with it and I can honestly say I was filled to the brim.
Overall the service was great and they have an awesome manager,Wilhelm which was telling me all about the origin of his nickname Will :)

Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Liquid Liner and Mascara

I subscribe to the awesome review website Beauty Bulletin and have received two sets of products so far,the first was Batiste Dry Shampoo(My Youtube Video Below)

And the second is the products I will be reviewing today Avon’s SuperExtend Liquid Liner and Mascara.

So for the pass few months I have been using the Essence get big! lashes volume curl mascara(R44.50) which I love as you don’t have to apply too many coats to get your desired effect.
essence mascara - get big! lashes
essence mascara - get big! lashes
I have been struggling to master the art of the winged eyeliner for a very long time and no matter how many videos I youtube’d or how many pintrest tutorials,I checked out I just could not get it right(but that’s a story for another video).Needless to say when then courier pulled up with these product I was excited for days.
I used the product and it is a very good product for the price range.
As you all know I am a huge Chanel fan and of course I need to do the test(comparing the two products)
This is the result;
chanel vs avon liquid liner and mascara
Left – Chanel  Right -Avon

So for me the Chanel took the prize, It’s darker(liquid liner) and adds more volume(mascara).

I had to put on quite a few coats of the Avon mascara for it to be that dark vs 2 coats of the Chanel Mascara

Mascara:  Avon is about R120  and the Chanel is R485.

The liquid liner was open for about 3 days(supposed to last 6 months after opening) and it was already dry compared to the Chanel which is already 2 months old.

However I must add that for a product in this price it’s a good product and will do what you require it too.

P.S I wanted to do a video(how to),so I could attach it to this post and then eishkom happened  and I didn’t have much time thereafter.I will be completing it this week be sure to be on the look out for it.mwah.

Just would like to give a special thanks to Sunè Parris for cleaning up my end greeting and making it nice for your reading pleasure.

Prince of Crime – Jared Leto as the Joker

About 10 hours ago, it was announced that the latest actor to play the Joker will be Jared Leto.

Now I have my reservations about this, but everyone else had them when it was announced that Heath Ledger would be playing the Joker and look how that turned out(he won an oscar).

Jack Nicholson as The Joker in BAtman(1989)
Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman(1989)

Thanks to Newsrama we have some fan reactions to the news of Heath Ledger being cast as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

“Heath? let’s reminisce on the days of A Knight’s Tale and Ten Things I Hate About You. Heath? The Joker? Bad casting. Bad joke.”
“probably the worst casting of all time.”
“On no, it’s wrong on every level.”
“This is totally bull. I do not at all like this choice.”
“And now begins the second downfall of the Batman series… I hope this is all a joke”
“I am NOT seeing this movie if he is in it.”
“The Joker is a character that needs an actor with gravity. Not some little twerp who got lucky.”

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight(2008)
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight(2008)

Heath wowed all of us with his magnificent performance and unfortunately passed away during the  editing process of the film.He won an Oscar for his role and cemented his place in our heart’s and minds forever.

Now 6 years later and on the 75th anniversary of the Prince of Crime we usher in the new generation , Joker – Jared Leto

Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad 2016

I’m sorry to the Leto Fans and I know he is an amazing actor but the first thing that  came to mind when I saw this was – Tik kop(crystal meth addict) , trying to stay on trend with his neon hair.
And the Joker fandom is split fan reaction #Jokerleto

Hopefully he will do well and prove most of us wrong.

Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments section below.

Look Post : Urban / Street wear

I took the kids to a casting on Monday and on our way home we spotted this awesome bridge on a field in Paardern Eiland.
So I decided to take a some pics for a Look Post(didn’t notice until afterwards that Zoë was posing too)
Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,
Most of the items I am wearing in the post are clothes that I have had in my cupboard for a while that I have just styled differently to be relevant :)
Suit Jacket : Jet
Ripped Jeans(was a normal Mr Price jeans, that we ripped ourselves,no need to pay R300 for a broken jeans lol)
Combats Boots : Edgars
Satchel Bag : The Fashion Underground available at YDE.
Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,
Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,
Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,
Look Post : Urban / Street wear ; Ripped Jeans, Suit Jacket, Satchel Bag,
I also finally learnt how to alt my pics thanks to Xiomisse
Peace and Love Coco

Autumn / Winter 2015 Colour Trends : Not all things are black and white sometimes it’s GREY!

As summer is drawing to a close and most of the fashion shows for the AW 2015 season have been showcased,one of the stand out colours for the season is definitely GREY.

A few weeks ago,I posted about the new GREY hair trend and I see it has been picking up in popularity in my news feed and timeline.Click here to see my previous post.

I pop around to Ralo in Tygervalley to check out their range of GREY nail polish.As I wanted( needed) to find a way to incorporate GREY into my wardrobe as I am still deciding whether or not I will be going grey in hair colour.
They had 4 different shades,an aliminium type colour(pinky),a matte grey(ring and middle finger) ,a glossy grey(index finger) and a silver grey(thumb).
I have had sometime now from yesterday up until today to get a feel for it on my hands and I have grown fond of the matte grey.
Which shade of grey,do you prefer?Let me know in the comments section below.