Welcome ‘Ke Dezemba boss’

Slaying eyebrows and grooving to a glowing Zonke

Hello, dolls.
As we all see – and feel on our skin – spring has finally decided to join us and last Saturday was a great day to be out and about.
Your Skinnerbek jetted off to Savages Fine Food in Central where all things skincare and makeup were on the agenda.
For those who don’t know, around this time in 2017 a lovely lady started the annual Nelson Mandela Bay Beauty Exhibit and Makeup class for us lovers of all things girly.
It was that time again on Saturday and thanks to the likes of self-taught makeup artists like Anitta Nxusa and skincare product vendors from Abenna Naturals, your gossip girl learnt a thing or two about slaying eyebrows, skin and good natural hair.
Someone who doesn’t need much makeup to pull off anything, however, is lifestyle Bay blogger Laurina Machite whose skin makes you wish she had won that SABC3 presenter search competition, in which she landed a top-10 spot earlier this year. I mean, girrrlll that skin tone is gold, I would watch it on TV any day!
The dark beauty held it down as the MC, although she said it was her first MC gig.
Skinners moved on to Zonke’s concert which had the Bay abuzz on Saturday and Sunday. If the sold-out show wasn’t confirmation that Port Elizabethans love and support their own, then I don’t know what more we want.The two nights concerned spread a “ke Dezemba boss” vibe throughout Summerstrand and had your Skinners dreading going back to work on Monday.
Add to that the vibe brought by the Springboks vs Australia rugby match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday and you already want to discuss plans for the festive season.
While I won’t say much about Zonke’s undisputed stage presence and talent, I will advise that she hold onto her band for dear life as they deliver absolute magic together. And her stylist? The singer was literally glowing on that stage!
Now back to the music: The crowd could hardly sit for a second without the urge to get up and dance, ask Emfuleni Resorts chair Bongi Siwisa, who had a jol and danced more than her daughter, Kefiloe.
Speaking of good music and fun, my minion who was at Bay musician iFani’s concert held at Ekupholeni Cocktail Lounge in Zwide on Friday, tells me a certain DJ Zest had the crowd dancing to his tunes as they waited for iFani. I’m told the likes of musicians Nosisi Mavela, Babalwa Ndima and chef Zimasa Vela were spotted grooving to the beat.
Besides the usual “African time” excuse to start events later than scheduled, my minion tells me the event was a success and iFani was spotted with a gorgeous Komdedzi Adalete whom he claimed was his best friend and she agreed. Yeah, right, we’ll buy that.
With all the fun in the Bay this past weekend, Skinnerbek declares the festive season gates opened. Ciao!

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