Make up and other stories

Saturday, May 30, 2015



After getting some requests to share our everyday make up staples, we thought it a good idea to share!

I (Nyachomba) do not wear too much makeup, I like my real skin to show through so end up mainly using concealer around my mouth and nose and  around my eyes to cover my dark circles. On days I want to be fancy I use MAC Face and Body Foundation which is a light to medium coverage foundation, I mix two colours together to get my perfect base.


MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, Black Opal Total Coverage Concealer and MAC Face and Body Foundation

To set my concealer I currently use Milani Pressed Powder which is the smoothest powder I have ever used, plus its cheap. Mary got hers in town for Kshs 900.


Milani Pressed Powder

For my eyes if I have time I do a simple Cat Eye with the Sleek Dip it liquid eyeliner which is one of the easiest liners to use. For eyebrow fleekness I use a cheaper brown mascara and the Sleek Eyebrow Pencil.  



Now anyone who knows me knows I live for Mascara, I am hardly seen without it. It just makes my eyes pop. I love the stuff! I always apply 2-3 coats to make my eyes look bigger


Benefit Badgal Lash Mascara, Clinique High Impact Mascara, Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara


I always finish off with some blusher or bronzer to make my cheekbones pop and brighten up my face. I always stick to MAC Bronzer or the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish blusher in a Rose gold colour. 




For my lips, I lined them with a brown lip pencil from LA Colors that Mary and I are obsessed with. Kshs 265 in Uchumi...don't sleep ladies!

What are your everyday make up staples. Share!Share!Share 

Back to Braids......Gah!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Braids have been a constistent feature here on Kurly Kichana, we love box braids! Evidence, here, here, here and here. It is defo our go-to protective style and since I am working out more often and need an easy to maintain style I was more than happy to wake up at 7am to go to Kenyatta Market to get braids.

To prep my hair, I prepooed with coconut oil for 40 mins, then shampooed with Tressemme Naturals shampoo and then deep conditioned. As I could not be bothered to dash to the CBD to buy deep conditioner, I mixed some Hellmans Mayonnaise, Honey and Lavender essential oil and slapped it on my hair for 45mins. 

After the deep conditioning, I rinsed my hair thoroughly and then used Suave Aloe+ Ginseng conditioner as my leave in and sealed with jojoba oil. I then stretched my hair in two pig tails as below. If you are on instagram then you already know all of this :-)


Oops, bra strap showing!


Right after I got back from the market, this size is great coz my scalp was not tender at all.


Slightly feeling myself! 

Thanks for reading guys! Have you been protective styling? What styles are you guys rocking? Follow us on instagram to see more of our shenanigans :-) 

On Rotation!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Friday!

The weekend is finally here!WOOP! @nyashyk here, this past three weeks I have been letting my hair breath in between protective styling ( crochet braids and then cornrows). My hair has mainly been in pinned updos which has made working out and life much easier. 

My hair is now at a length where a twist out can still look reasonably good (thank heavens! that awkward stage between a twa and biggish hair is woe inducing). To achieve this look I started off with twists on Sunday night to stretch my hair and then wore the stretched hair in updos till Thursday. I then divided my hair into 4 sections spritzed with my water and conditioner mix, applied the Grohealthy Pudding and sealed  each section with almond oil and then twisted 4 big twists. 

I then untwisted this morning and let the fro breath! 






Below are the products I have been using on rotation



Suave Sun-Ripened Strawberry and Aloe Vera + Ginseng Conditioner for cowashing and as a leave in 



Jojoba oil, Aloe vera gel and @Nuyasessence Virgin coconut oil for sealing and restoring my edges


Fantasia IC Olive styling Gel and Grohealthy Pure Pudding - for general styling and laying of dem edges


@Nuyasessence raw shea butter for sealing plus applying it to every possible bit of hair and skin! Love this stuff. You can buy all the @nuyasessence products from www.kungarakenya.net 

I will be installing box braids at the weekend and will share my regimen for maintaining braids sometime next week. 

What techniques and products are you guys using at the moment, any great products out there? Happy Friday Folks!!

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