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How To Create A Self-Care Routine In A Busy Lifestyle
How To Create A Self-Care Routine In A Busy Lifestyle
This post is dedicated to everyone working hard, you have a busy lifestyle that sometimes you can’t keep up with. This probably takes a toll on you and you don’t always have time to sit and de-stress. Maybe you also work on weekends and just don’t have much time to relax or even have a
DIY Simple Storage Solutions Using Coconuts
DIY Simple Storage Solutions Using Coconuts
When it comes to storage and DIY solutions I like to think of myself as a mix of minimalist and cheap. That is, I want to make the most of what I have with me and I’m not about to break bank. That’s why when I broke these coconuts in half and saw a round
DIY Cute & Easy Gift Ideas For Girlfriend
DIY Cute & Easy Gift Ideas For Girlfriend
The guys were feeling a little left out so they asked me to do a little something they can also appreciate. Due to public demand, I’ve decided to create 3 DIY easy and cute gift ideas for the special lady in your life. These are all gifts you can recreate to suit your girl’s interests,
My Favourite DIY Facemask Ingredients (VIDEO)
My Favourite DIY Facemask Ingredients (VIDEO)
I have a long list of favourite DIY facemask ingredients, some I consider more special than others. In this video, I show you some of my top five facemask ingredients. I try and incorporate these items in my beauty routine every month. Watch ‘My Favourite DIY Facemask Ingredients’ video below & let me know some
DIY Birthday Gift Idea For Boyfriend
DIY Birthday Gift Idea For Boyfriend
It’s my boyfriend’s birthday weekend and during this time I always encounter a few difficulties. I’m always looking to stay cheap, but amazing. My gift needs not leave a hole in my pocket, but still manage to make him happy. So for this gift, I decided to go with a sweet theme. One thing you
DIY Avocado Facemask
DIY Avocado Facemask
Avocados are a godsend. They pose amazing benefits for the health of your body and skin as well. Most people consider avocados the beauty king, second only to coconut oil. I’ve always used avocado with other ingredients in facemasks, but this time I thought I’d try it solo just to see if it would give
DIY Avocado Scrub
DIY Avocado Scrub
All hail avocados! Someone once told me, they couldn’t ever imagine avocados on their face because they don’t deserve to be mistreated like that. I love what avocados do to my tummy and you can bet they give the same satisfaction to your skin. This green wonder has amazing benefits for your body health as
I Made The Perfect Salad
I Made The Perfect Salad
I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but when I do, hot damn. I get such an incredible high from creating a tasty meal and this doesn’t happen as often as I would want it to. It could be anything from a sandwich to a full meal and although it isn’t the
My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather
My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather
It’s winter time in Nairobi. Although I appreciate the change in seasons, I don’t like the effects this will have on my skin. When it’s cold, the air is drier than in warmer months. Cold air can dry out skin so easily. Sometimes in winter months, applying your favourite moisturizer religiously isn’t going to cut
Green Tea & Coconut Oil Facemask
Green Tea & Coconut Oil Facemask
Green tea is full of antioxidants called polyphenols that help fight against free radicals. Free radicals cause rapid aging, acne, among other skin issues. Green tea is great for your body, but did you know it can work wonders for your skin as well? When green tea is used topically, it can soothe acne, rosacea
DIY Green Tea Eye Bag & Dark Circles Remedy
DIY Green Tea Eye Bag & Dark Circles Remedy
I’ve always had some of the most lethal eye bags ever. I’m the type who’ll sleep 10 hours and still wake up looking beat. Literally. It’s always been one of my insecurities- the eye bags, but there’s little you can do when it’s something you’re predisposed to.   The skin under your eyes covers fatty
Green Tea Sugar Scrub
Green Tea Sugar Scrub
It’s been a green tea themed month for me because I just discovered the benefits of green tea for my first time and I literally went mad. Mad enough to cook up this green tea sugar scrub starring green tea bags, sugar and almond oil. Almond oil isn’t an oil I use regularly, but I
My Top Facemask Picks For Hot Weather
My Top Facemask Picks For Hot Weather
Lately the weather my side of town has made me understand Katy Perry’s dilemma in Hot n Cold. One minute it’s raining and you think the onset of the cold season is beginning, next the sun is roasting you with all its glory. It’s not a healthy relationship at all. You have to make some
Homemade Mango Pilipili
Homemade Mango Pilipili
I discovered this mango pilipili recipe when I stumbled upon Dennis Ombachi’s blog. He’s a food blogger who writes simple to follow recipes with easily available ingredients. His pictures are amazing. I gave my own special twist to his recipe- adding my own ingredients and using what I had at my disposal. Many of these
DIY Turmeric Body Scrub (!!FAIL!!)
DIY Turmeric Body Scrub (!!FAIL!!)
It was kinda surprising that I’ve never done a DIY turmeric body scrub before considering the number of times I have used turmeric powder as a beauty ingredient. There’s a first time for everything and Kish is all about firsts. The main thing to always remember when handling turmeric is that it stains without apology.
DIY Spa In A Jar Gift Idea
DIY Spa In A Jar Gift Idea
One of the things that gives me instant joy is seeing all my favorite things in one place. A spa in a jar gift says “I’m thinking of you” or “I see how hard you work and I think you deserve a break”. It could be a great birthday gift idea or just that random
Two Part Egg Facemask For Acne & Blackheads
Two Part Egg Facemask For Acne & Blackheads
I have come to the conclusion that eggs are highly underrated as a skin care option. Not only did this egg facemask leave my face feeling amazingly smooth, it also left my skin feeling tighter. It’s aimed at reducing acne and blackheads, but can also work for anyone having other skin issues like eczema, rosacea,
DIY Last Minute Valentines Gift Ideas
DIY Last Minute Valentines Gift Ideas
I always love it when a gifter (noun for a person who loves to give gifts which is also a word I just made up) gives me something with a little bit of them in it. That ‘something’ meaning their extra personal touch to a gift. Don’t get me wrong store bought gifts are great
Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
You know how you meet someone new and then end up clicking instantly? Almost like you knew each other in another time? That’s how I felt the first time my skin met a homemade coffee body scrub. Sigh. I am smiling as I type at you because I am smitten by multiple thick, brown granules
Egg White Skin Tightening Facemask
Egg White Skin Tightening Facemask
I’ve had an idea while typing at you now. Last month I was all about removing my skin tan and that’s why I used my Turmeric Coconut Water Facemask and the Oatmeal Scrub. I posted the results at the bottom of this post. This month why don’t I come at you with an egg white skin tightening
Starting A Gratitude Jar & How You Can Too
Starting A Gratitude Jar & How You Can Too
A gratitude jar is a jar, container or basket that you fill with thoughts, scribbles or notes about something you are thankful for. It’s a healthy practice that is said to make one feel happier and develop a more positive outlook on life. With gratitude jars, you can go as simple as you want or
Oatmeal Scrub For Skin Tan
Oatmeal Scrub For Skin Tan
January calls for several skin care posts on getting rid of skin tan because I know ya’ll don’t want to be walking around looking like baked potatoes. I tried a Basic 2-Ingredient Oatmeal Scrub once and I wasn’t so happy with the results. This time, I was hoping this oatmeal scrub for skin tan would
DIY Charcoal Teeth Whitener: Crazy or Clever?
DIY Charcoal Teeth Whitener: Crazy or Clever?
Hello again dear readers. By the end of this post you might think me extremely vain or unbelievably stupid. I’d appreciate if you commented either below the post. If you google ‘whitening teeth using charcoal’, you’ll see it’s not only me who has thought of using black to make white. The only difference between me
Turmeric Facemask For Skin Tan
Turmeric Facemask For Skin Tan
After a much deserved break, Kish is back from some fun in the sun and she’s looking like a baked potato. I have successfully survived a holiday in the coast without any sunburns, but my face is darker and more tan. I know I can always rely on turmeric for this kind of skin problem
Basic 2-ingredient Oatmeal Scrub
Basic 2-ingredient Oatmeal Scrub
Ever had those days when you’re craving a spa experience, but just can’t afford to break the bank for it? I’ve been on that boat several times girl. Heck, I might even be the captain. Oats are one of the oldest ingredients used in skin care dating as far back as 4000 years ago. They
Creamy Avocado Dip Recipe
Creamy Avocado Dip Recipe
The holidays are among us! People who don’t get excited about the holidays must either be aliens or just dead inside. It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year and it calls for some delicious snacking. Something about this creamy avocado dip screams “let’s party”. And when we have holiday and let’s party in the same
Oatmeal Skin Tightening Facemask
Oatmeal Skin Tightening Facemask
You probably know how passionate I am about natural skin care by now and how excited I get when I find new kitchen products to include in my skin regimen. This time turns out an unlikely ingredient has a ton of beauty benefits. We call it oats, better known as oatmeal. I didn’t know this
How To Make Potato Salad
How To Make Potato Salad
It’s amazing how versatile potato salad is. You can have it as a side dish, quick lunch, brunch option, etc. By the end of this post, this writer wants to accomplish two things. One, I want to show you how easy it is to make potato salad. Two, I want to get my readers tastebuds
DIY Olive Oil Lip Scrub
DIY Olive Oil Lip Scrub
Many of us consider our lips as our best feature. Ladies, nobody’s going to blame you for layering that gorgeous lippie on your face, but how often do you exfoliate your lips? Fellas, there isn’t any shame in adding a little moisture to your lips and I’m sure all the ladies will agree with me
Egg Yolk Hair Mask For Thinning Hair
Egg Yolk Hair Mask For Thinning Hair
For the past few weeks, every time I’ve ran my fingers through my hair, I end up leaving with a few strands of it. The hair loss has been crazy and I’ve had to take drastic measures to deal with it. The solution to thin hair, brittle or dry hair is a protein boost. (picture
Turmeric + Coconut Oil Facemask
Turmeric + Coconut Oil Facemask
I have a recurring love affair with turmeric. I can’t get over its rich golden colour or its powerful scent. I use turmeric as a skin ingredient more than I use it as a cooking spice. It has a long list of skin benefits including; anti-septic, anti-aging, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I’ve been experiencing dry,
DIY Baking Soda Coconut Oil Cleanser
DIY Baking Soda Coconut Oil Cleanser
It’s amazing how many household items double as beauty products. It’s also more amazing how they work just as well as expensive products that are usually filled with chemicals. Baking soda is great at ridding your skin of bacteria. It can treat bumps, pimples, and other skin irregularities. However, it doesn’t work on everyone. It
DIY Ginger Body Scrub
DIY Ginger Body Scrub
This body scrub is more about how it makes you feel rather than what it does for your skin. Never have I been so impressed by a body scrub. This ginger body scrub has everything- it’s easy to make, has a beautiful scent, scrubbing power, super exfoliant, etc. etc. I haven’t been this blown away
Ginger Tea Recipe
Ginger Tea Recipe
An old Indian proverb states that “Everything good is found in ginger”. I’ve always liked ginger because it has incredible benefits for my health, but I’ve never found a way of increasing my ginger intake other than having traces of it in my meals. In comes ginger tea. Drinking ginger tea is a very common
Homemade Watermelon Hydrating Facemask
Homemade Watermelon Hydrating Facemask
I’ve come to realize just how refreshing watermelon can be as a DIY facemask ingredient. It’s got over 90% water content, so I know I can never go wrong when I combine watermelon with dry skin. It’s filled with a ton of natural sugars and antioxidants which are not only good for your health, but
Apple Rosemary Infused Tea Recipe
Apple Rosemary Infused Tea Recipe
It’s November and the weather’s slowly started dealing us a cold season card. You need to come up with creative ways of caring for your skin and body on cold days, and apple rosemary infused tea happens to be one of those ways. This drink doesn’t probably sound as good as it tastes, but the
Fishcakes Recipe
Fishcakes Recipe
If there’s one person I hold dear to me, it’s my stomach. And because we care for those we love, I like to reward my tummy with good food. This fishcakes recipe makes for a sweet, easy to whip up surprise to your tastebuds. The best bit about it is that this dish can go
Homemade Banana Lightening Facemask
Homemade Banana Lightening Facemask
Bananas are highly underrated when it comes to natural skin care. Unknown to many, bananas pack some amazing skin ingredients which I highlighted in How To Make A Banana Facemask. They’re packed with vital vitamins and nutrients that make it a beauty giant. Bananas protect our skin from free radicals therefore delaying the aging process. They
DIY Skin Brightening Facemask
DIY Skin Brightening Facemask
What do you get when you mix yoghurt, turmeric powder and honey? An all-natural face brightener, that’s what. I think this post showed you the mighty powers of turmeric and natural yoghurt. I added honey to the two here because I wanted a natural skin healer to what had become dry, cracked skin (S/O to Nairobi’s
How To Make Homemade Salsa
How To Make Homemade Salsa
What’s a sweet brunch idea that could leave your guests pulling you to the corner for the recipe? What’s a great snack option for you and the guys as you watch the game and down a few beers? What will go well with your annual dose of Sunday afternoon gossip with the girls? What will
Homemade Watermelon Body Scrub
Homemade Watermelon Body Scrub
One of my favourite fruits is watermelon. It’s one of those fruits that always leaves me literally thirsty for more. It consists of more than 90% of water and is rich in Vitamin C. This super fruit not only keeps you functioning beautifully on the inside, but it can also work wonders on your outside. Aside
Homemade Turmeric Mask For Radiant Skin
Homemade Turmeric Mask For Radiant Skin
What’s an effective solution for dull skin? Sometimes stress, the weather, our diets and other factors can make our skin look unloved. Lately, my skin’s been looking and feeling malnourished. I decided to use one of my favorite mask ingredients (turmeric) to bring some radiance back to my face and boy did it work! This
Pineapple Cucumber Water Recipe
Pineapple Cucumber Water Recipe
Do you know why people love killing two birds with one stone? Because it’s easy and efficient. Now I’m not one to endorse violence, especially against animals, but in this scenario it does make for an effective outcome. The same applies to pineapple cucumber water, which is also known as fruit infused water or cucumber
Homemade Egg White Anti-aging Face Mask
Homemade Egg White Anti-aging Face Mask
Egg whites are absolutely eggcellent for your skin. No kidding. You’ll totally be eggcited about the instant change your skin will enjoy after an egg white face mask! Enough egging around, let me show you how to make your own skin tightening and pore shrinking face mask in the comfort of your own home. You’re
How To Dress A Toddler On A Budget (Sunny Side Edition)
How To Dress A Toddler On A Budget (Sunny Side Edition)
What’s the most unpredictable thing you know? Weather. One minute we were enjoying sunny days and cursing the heat and the next we don’t want to get out of bed and face the literal hard, cold world. At the slightest glimpse of the sun, our shorts and dresses come out to play. You can bet
How To Make A Tomato Scrub
How To Make A Tomato Scrub
Yep. You read that right. Who would have thought a humble tomato can actually have more use to it than flavoring food? The thing about DIY scrubs is that you get to keep your skin looking fresh while still enjoying nutritious ingredients that are found in many beauty products. If you aren’t addicted to homemade
Homemade Face Mask For Blackheads
Homemade Face Mask For Blackheads
Blackheads may be one of the nightmares your skin has to deal with from time to time. The worst thing about blackheads is the impatience that comes with them. As soon as you see one, you get the pressing urge to remove it. Be still, my friend. Here’s a safe, natural and efficient way you
How To Dress A Toddler On A Budget
How To Dress A Toddler On A Budget
Gone are the days when mothers would dress their kids like they’re shipping them to Alaska. It was like an epidemic- 100 degrees outside and you’ve got your baby donning a rainbow boshori, 4 different articles inside, 2 jackets and that soft, heavy baby blanket all mums have. The new millennium slowly ushered in a
How To Make A Cucumber Scrub
How To Make A Cucumber Scrub
What should you look for in a DIY scrub? It’s got to be easy to make; you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen because you’re not cooking up juju. It’s got to be functional. This is a quest for a fresh new glow; its either people confuse you with a celestial being or
How To Make Detox Tea
How To Make Detox Tea
Detox tea or ‘teatox’ is literally a miracle in a cup- your body’s liquid helper. To keep your skin looking fresh and your body organs running smoothly, you need to invest in a good detox regimen. Your body is already equipped to handle its own detoxification, but years of bad habits like drinking, smoking, taking
DIY Skin Lightening Face Mask
DIY Skin Lightening Face Mask
It’s always intriguing walking into the kitchen and picking out what ingredients to use for a face mask. I’ve done it before here, here and here. And here I am again with an egg white and turmeric skin lightening face mask. The thing about DIY face masks is that they can fit into whatever budget. They’re also
How To Make A Banana Face Mask
How To Make A Banana Face Mask
Let’s go bananas, why don’t we? After all, traffic’s been a bust all week, Pistorius has gotten 1/3 of the time we all expected he would get and hey, you only live once right? In this post, I literally go bananas. You know you’re crazy when you start saving food for application instead of ingestion.
How To Make Killer Guacamole
How To Make Killer Guacamole
As featured on (Couture Africa Online Magazine Edition) Guacamole (gwa-ka-moli) is a dip made from avocados and is native to Mexico. Mexicans are widely known for their love of food and rich cuisine. Guacamole promises to delight your taste buds in ways you can only but imagine. If you’ve never sampled some guac, then you’re
Homemade Honey-Sugar Face Scrub
Homemade Honey-Sugar Face Scrub
Almost everyone out there has had a story to tell about their skin. There are those who could keep you up all night with acne stories, others will tell you about their regular pimple outbreaks and then there’s a minority group still trying to figure out their skin type. What’s your skin struggle? It doesn’t
Homemade Avocado Face Mask
Homemade Avocado Face Mask
There are those who like their avocado ground into a smooth puree, others like it on bread and then there are those who just want to smear it on their faces as a mask. I fall in all three categories. It’s never great hiding behind a mask, but in this case it’s permissible. Face masks
How To Make A Healthy Salad At Home In Less Than 15 Minutes
How To Make A Healthy Salad At Home In Less Than 15 Minutes
Do you eat to live or live to eat? It’s a valid question. The kind that gets you pondering on point number 4 on your 2016 resolutions’ list – “Eat healthy this year”. Every year millions of people aspire to eat healthy meals, lose weight and spend less on junk food and more on vegetables.