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I’m a professional hair and make up artist raised and based in Nairobi, with seven years of experience in the Hair and Make up industry. I pride myself on being a fun, creative and energetic person that seeks to infuse my talents into my work and the content I create.

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Author: Joey Richard

My Pregnancy Fitness Journey

Exercise has always been a big part of my life but after having my first child last year, it became even dearer to my heart. It helped me feel strong again, regulate my moods and feel generally good about myself. We often associate the motivation to exercise with wanting to look good and be thin but there are so many deeper benefits to staying active. Some of these benefits include, maintaining good heart health, regulating hormones, aiding sleep, boosting energy levels, reducing the risk of chronic illness, boosting confidence and relieving anxiety and depression and the list go on and on. When I fell pregnant the second time,...

Tips from Mama O on raising two under two

My family is growing which naturally means I’m growing too and not just in the physical sense. I’m looking to learn every step of the way to make sure I’m prepared for what lies ahead and as much as I have faith in my internal badass, I naturally have lots of concerns about raising two kids under the age of two. Some of these concerns include: Will I ever sleep again? Will my first one adjust well to the change? How will I balance it all?  As you can imagine, I need all the strength and support I can get so I met up with Mama O...

The Benefits of Natural Facial Oils

If anyone told me a couple years ago that I needed to apply oil to my face I would have looked at them funny, but now facial oils have become part of the skincare routine of beauty gurus everywhere. I wanted to share a little insight into facial oils as well my recipe for a magical facial oil that I created at home. I’m also going to highlight a few facial oils on the market here in Kenya that I’ve used and enjoyed.  First I wanted to talk about some of the facts and benefits of facial oils as well as some of the possible misconceptions. Oil is incredibly important for skin health, and our...

Eating your way to Healthy Skin & Hair

The industry is flooded with amazing technology and cosmetics that help us achieve great skin and help fight the aging process. But under all the great products we use, we all want healthy, glowing skin that is resilient to aging. As with most things with our bodies, it’s far more effective to work from the inside out.  The cheapest and most meaningful way to healthier skin is by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. A diet focused on high-quality lean protein, fatty acid rich oils, fruits and vegetables and spices is best for supporting healthy skin.  The skin in the largest organ in the human body and is...

Hair & Beauty Tips for Brides

If you are getting married this year and you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself, then you are the inspiration for this blog post. I’m really excited for all the bridal hair and makeup engagements I have coming up this year and I get asked frequently about what a bride can do to prepare for her walk down the aisle.  Every woman wants to look absolutely flawless, fresh and stunning on her wedding day. It’s a day of change, a day when you step into a new phase of your life and it’s also likely to be the most photographed day of...

Traveling with a Little One

Ask any parent, traveling with a little one has its challenges and comes with its fair share of anxiety. That being said, every time I do it, I stress a little less, I pack a little less and I embrace it a little more.  Taking your child on a trip into the unknown is a lesson in patience, ingenuity & flexibility. When I had Hero I was determined to breastfeed every day and I didn’t want to spend nights away from her while she was still an infant, however, being a hair and makeup artist means I have to travel for work every couple of months for destination weddings...

My Top 10 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is life! It’s become essential in our household, my Hubby and Hero are clearly addicted as well and now we feel as if we can’t live without it. It is also the first thing we pack when going on holiday. I say this because we just got back from a little trip to the coast and it came in handy in so many ways, especially considering we were traveling with our little one.  First off as anyone who’s travelled with an infant knows, the amount of stuff in your baggage pretty much doubles so finding a way to save space is essential. So now, Instead of packing...

Miss Angelsmile Collaboration

When was the last time you went out of your comfort zone and when you did, how did it feel? As a creative going out of your comfort zone is imperative to the flow of new ideas. And not only as a creative but as a person in general. We need to be uncomfortable to grow, we need to be challenged to innovate. But the truth is that we don’t often get the opportunity to use our imagination to create something new. We get bogged down with paying work and the day to day running of things. We follow briefs from clients or cater to their preference...

My Skincare Routine: The Last Year of my Twenties

It’s my birthday!!! And as I celebrate and think on the last year of my twenties I’m taking stock of lots of things including my skincare routine and trying to do everything I can to look after my skin in the right way. The twenties are a time of experimentation, mistakes, adventures and staying up too late. And although it’s been fun, I’m so ready to wind them down and focus on finding a renewed sense of confidence, drive and  stability especially as I build a family and embrace my role as a wife and mother.  They say in our late twenties we begin to see the early...