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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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Color Correcting Makeup Made Easy

  Color correcting makeup may seem like an area reserved for the pros, but so was contouring before makeup artists and celebrities made these industry secrets public and brought tons of new products and techniques into our lives. Now everyone is trying their hand at it and using these techniques to their advantage. Color correction makeup is the same, it may seem like a mystery or puzzle to many but its actually quite easy and I want demystify it for you and give you a simple key to color correcting at home. Color correction can be used to target areas that you just can’t seem to cover with your...

My 2018 Beauty Forecast

My 2018 Beauty Forecast I know we’re already well into 2018 but with all the happenings in my family life (Yes, I had a happy and healthy baby girl) Its taken me a while to get back in gear. A new year brings with it a chance to reinvent yourself, reintroduce healthy practices and kick poor habits, and, like cleaning out your closet or decluttering your makeup bag it’s out with the old and in with the new. I’ve been scouring the social media accounts and blogs of creators and influences who inspire me in order to refresh my outlook and stay up to date with the latest...

Survival Tips for Pregnancy

Here are my Survival tips for pregnancy! It’s my first time living out the beautiful dream of having a baby so I decided to change it up a bit with this blog post and share my experience. I realize that everyone’s journey is different but these are just a few things I did over the last nine months that helped me get by and remain happy, productive and stretch mark free. I’ll start off by saying I’ve always wanted to know what it feels to carry a child and it’s been everything I hoped; magical, amazing and spiritual. That said, let me be blunt, pregnancy is challenging, I mean...

Look Of The Week : Happy Diwali

Ever since I was young, Diwali has always been a part of my life. Growing up in Nairobi I remember hearing the first fireworks of the season and run out to the garden to watch the sky erupt in sparkles. We’d stand there hearts racing from the explosions wondering which direction the next array of colors would come from. Our Indian neighborhood friends would bring us delicious exotic sweets and tell us about their new year and I've celebrated Diwali ever since. Today I wanted to share with you a make up look I created just for the occasion one that makes me think of the love, light...

Look of the Week : Reverse Smokey Eye

This weeks look is a take on the iconic smokey eye and is inspired by Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario and lets be honest, who hasn't been inspired by the Kardashians fashion and beauty trends at one point or another.   The smokey eye is an absolute staple but it's also a look that’s fun to experiment with and its nice to have a few variations of it in your arsenal of looks. This week I'm going to talk you through a smokey eye technique that allows you to create a lot of intensity around your eyes by simply reversing the concentration of where you'd normally apply the majority...

Look of the Week : Colour Combo

With so many eyeshadow pallets and a virtually endless array of colors on the market, It can be pretty intimidating to figure out which color combinations work well together. That’s why this week I want to talk about a fun and adventurous eyeshadow combination that I absolutely love.   A striking blue blended with a beautiful orange-brown. This pairing is particularly flattering on all skin tones because the warm brown balances out the cool blue creating a stunning and sexy look. Opposites attract! Start by packing the blue eyeshadow onto your moveable lid only, then with a clean brush begin to add your light brown in the crease and...

Look of the Week : Ombre Lips

This week we’re going to take a look at a very popular lip trend that might feel really advanced but is easily achievable with a little courage and attention to detail. Introducing the Ombre Lip. By blending two or three colors together, starting with a darker shade on the outside and then blending inwards, you can create an amazing 3-D effect that adds depth and fullness to your lips. This application is super flattering and gives the illusion of a larger pout. Think of the dark lip liner trend of the 90's but updated and blended to perfection. You will need two to three lip colors and a lip...

Look of the Week : Bronze Age

There's nothing quite as beautiful and flattering for all skin tones than an all bronze make up look. I'm talking about all Bronze everything; lips, cheeks and eyes. It's screams that you've just come back from vacation and warms up your skin on the dreariest of days. Most of us already have these earthy tones in our make up kits so all you need to do is keep these consistent on all your features. To create a glowing summer look dewy skin is essential, so you want to start your application off with a hydrating moisturizer and then a sheer foundation for just a little coverage.Try not to...

Look of the Week : Double Trouble

With the summer holidays around the corner, I wanted to take on a bold beauty trend that pulls all the focus to your pout! This lip application is perfect for the indecisive women; why wear one lip shade when you can wear two? Enter Two-Toned Lips. With lips being such a focal part of our beauty routine, why not give each a dedicated color of its own? There are two ways to wear this trend: Complimentary colors or clashing colors. For a more understated look that also adds fullness to your lips, chose complimenting colors such as dark pink or light pink. If you want to bring a...

Look of the Week : Glossing it over

This week I'm tackling an absolutely stunning look. Glossy lids! This look may at first appear hard to wear for the every day woman but I've tested them out and I've fallen in love with its freshness. I'm going to give you my tips on getting it right and I hope it inspires you to give it a try. Glossy eyelids are a seriously sexy trend and have been spotted on the runway and in all our favourite fashion magazines. While it may feel a little intimidating, the wet-look eye, as it's also known, its totally wearable once you have the know how. Before you add any gloss to...