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.

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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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affordable sunscreen that we all need

affordable sunscreen nivea uv face range

Regular readers of this blog know how I always go on about sunscreen, if you’re new here you can click here to read about my relationship with sunscreen. In a nutshell, sunscreen should be part of everyone’s daily skincare routine, it dosn’t matter if you’ll be going into the sun or not – just. apply. it! My favourite sunscreen of all time is the Eucerin Sun-Gel Cream Dry Touch but we all know that it’s not the most affordable sunscreen. So when I received the Nivea UV Face range, I immediately wanted to try it out and see how it compares.

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a morning at a farm

finchley farms barn eggs

Not my typical Friday morning! This past Friday I spent some time at Finchley Farm to learn more about how they produce their eggs. It was such an informative and eye opening morning. We always tend to hear about the bad conditions that the animals that give us our sustinence live in, so it was great to visit a place where the hens are treated well.

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simple & cheap DIY vase

Simple & cheap DIY vase

It’s been a while since I shared a home project with you guys and it’s way overdue. I needed to add some fuss free greenery to my bedside table and I needed a vase. Instead of buying one, like I had set out to do initially, I decided instead to make this simple & cheap DIY vase. It has added a lovely touch to my bedside table and I’m even more proud because I made it myself.

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bedside table decor inspo

Affordable Nightstand Decor

My perfect bedside table consists of a balance of decor and necessity items. The decor items have to be pleasing to the eye so that the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night are things that I enjoy. The necessity items are all the things I need to have near me so that I don’t have to jump out of bed once I’m all settled.

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toddlers and technology: how we are navigating this parenting landmine

toddlers and technology

Toddlers and technology… This is one area you can’t avoid if you are a parent in 2019 – how do you want your child to interact with technology? I didn’t think that I would have to deal with such so early in my daughter’s life, I thought maybe when she was a bit older, but here we are. By technology in this instance I am referring to phones and tablets because this is what she is exposed to mostly.

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