low end vs high end // gel moisturisers

gel moisturisers

Gel moisturisers have become the rage over the last couple of years and I’ve fully jumped onto the bandwagon. If you’re a regular reader you would know that I’m all about hydration in my skincare routine and these products offer hydration by the buckets. My first foray into gel moisturisers which focus on hydration was the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, I used this as my moisturiser of choice throughout 2018. I’ve recently started using the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator which is a smilar product but at a higher price. In this post I compare the products and give you my recommendation as to which is the superior product.

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going on a solocation?… here are all the tips to make it your best trip yet

Fort Jesus Mombasa

We all know the story, you plan to go on a trip with a big group of people and as the departure time draws closer, more and more people drop out until you’re the only one left. Or you just want to go on a eat, pray, love kind of trip. It doesn’t matter which group you fall into but going on a solocation is a viable travel option for a number of travellers and even though you’re travelling solo, you can have the best time and I will tell you how

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review // rain elevating day serum

rain elevating day serum

Day serums are a class of products that I haven’t really gotten into. Other than the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair which I used 3 years ago, I’ve never been a day serum girl. When Rain launched their natural skincare range and offered me to pick a product to try out, I took the opportunity to pick the Rain Elevating Day Serum to test and see how it fits in my morning skincare routine.

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my favourite things // 2019 edition

favourite things 2019

This is my annual round up post of the best of the best of the year. These are the material items that made my year so much better, those that I put to very good use and those that brought me so much joy. So as we start off this new year, I wanna to give props to these items that lit up my days. You can read my favourite items of 2018 here.

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happy 2020!

Happy 2020

Happy 2020 (20plenty) and all those good things! I wish that this year is your best yet and that all your wishes and the plans you have set for yourself come to fruition.

I had a wonderful festive season, it was filled with food, seeing my loved ones, a bit of travel, toddler tantrums and lots of chill time.

At the beginning of 2019 I made a decision to get back to blogging full time and in May 2019 I got back into creating regular YouTube content, this turned out to be a wonderful move because I re-discovered my love for my little corner of the world wide web. I plan to continue with creating content on a regular basis and I really hope you’ll be with me for the ride.

Here’s to 2020!

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blog break 2019

blog break 2019

It’s about that time, alas it has come earlier this year. After deciding to get back into regularly blogging in 2019 I managed to publish 77 posts this year and I’m super proud of myself. I also started creating YouTube content on a regular basis as well from May 2019. Needless to say, I am tired!

I’ll be taking a break from publishing new content for the whole of December and 2 weeks in January. In this time I’ll be relaxing and enjoying my evenings :).

I can’t thank you enough for all the support of my side hustle this past year, you guys are the real MVPs and I really appreciate it. I hope you all have an awesome and restful holiday period. Let’s all come back refreshed and ready to secure the bag in 2020.

2015| 2016 | 2017

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34!

34

It’s my birthday! I’ve been writing these birthday posts since I turned 30 (read here for 31, 32 and 33) – high 5 for consistency! I’m at that age now where if I have to give my age I first have to do a quick mental calculation before giving an answer, lol! It’s all becoming a blur.

In any case, I am grateful to be growing older – this is a privilege that is not afforded to everyone so I am eternally grateful. With growing older comes self assurance and a lower tolerance for crap, I am excited for what is to come.

Here’s to 34!

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introducing zuri medical aesthetics

Zuri Medical Aesthetics

I first came across medical aesthetics sometime this year due to its explosion on my social media feed, especially on Instagram. Aesthetic medicine “comprises all medical procedures that are aimed at improving the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.” So when Zuri Medical Aesthetics reached out to me to learn more about all they do, I was all in.

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a solocation in mombasa

Solocation in Mombasa

This time last week I was in the middle of my solocation in Mombasa, Kenya – such a lovely time it was! When the work trip was confirmed in October, I immediately thought I wanted to make use of this opportunity and spend a few extra days in the city as a birthday gift to myself (one of many!). I spent 2.5 days in the sun enjoying this fabulous destination on the east coast of Kenya.

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latest empties

empties

I love doing these posts because it gives me a chance to finally empty of the box of empty containers that sits under my makeup desk. It also allows me to be proud of myself for finishing products because it’s so easy for a blogger to always buy new stuff and for nothing to ever get finished. Now that I’m planning to be much more frugal with what I buy in 2020 – I will finally get to see my product stash dramatically decrease, here’s to hoping.

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how to make the most of business travel

Business travel

I have been away on business travel a lot in the last 2 years, mostly to African cities. These trips allow me to visit places I’ve never been before and thus adding to the total places in the world I’ve explored. At the end of it all though, my main reason for going there is for work purposes so the vibe is totally different than when I am on a personal vacation. I’ve always been the type of person who makes lemonade when given lemons so I always try to make the most of work trips.

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the appliance that has changed my life

Rusell Hobbs Pressure Cooker

I never thought the day would come where I would be speaking about my love for an electrical appliance but this baby has captured my heart. I don’t even know how the idea to buy one came into my head but once it was planted I was like a dog with a bone. I finally settled on the Russell Hobbs Pressure Cooker.

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