Poor Man's Clarisonic

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In this recent post, we mentioned that we were on that fabled quest to achieve perfect skin. This is quest is almost as windy as a trip to Mordor but hey ho!

We promised to review a little brush that has made huge changes to the texture of our skin and banished all spots except the one mother nature sends every month, you cannot have it all!

The little brush in all its glory!

This round brush can be used with cleansers, facial washes and exfoliators.
  • Enhances cleansing
  • Shaped to follow facial contours
What we think

We love this brush! This brush get all the gunk out ( as a girl living in Nairobi, you cannot escape the pollution and dust) and leaves your face feeling oh so smooth! We have craters for pores and this brush gets right in there and pulls everything out. So far Winning!

How do we use it?The brush works well with both soap bars and liquid facial washes, we use the ones below i.e. Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleaning Facial Wash and the super cheap and efficient Dove Beauty Bar. You basically pour some facial wash onto the brush or rub the brush on the soap, wet your face then rub the brush in circles on your face. You should gently rub it around your face for about two minutes. Once you are done, rinse your face and the brush then apply your moisturiser of choice. We use the brush 2-3 times a week, using it too often can be overkill!

If you would like a video showing how we use the brush..just leave a comment in the box! What skincare products or tips are you guys using to get the fabled perfect skin?

A treat for the lips

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mary and I absolutely love lip products....lipstick, lipgloss,  lipstains..name them and we love em! You can view our obsession here and here. Sometimes though, a girl just needs a simple product that keeps your lips looking shiny and moisturised.

We are currently obsessing over the new Nivea Lip Butters, you cannot pass by any supermarket cashiers without spotting these beauties. Take the plunge and spend the Kshs 300 on these babies, they are super! With ingredients like Shea butter, Castor seed oil and Sweet Almond oil, they definitely are a treat for the lips.

What lip products are you guys loving at the moment?

Cheapie Deep Conditioner

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hey guys how are you today,

Today we want to share a great quick DC mix that's super cheap and very effective..
We came across this great recipe from watching Naptural85's video where she uses Greek yogurt and apple cider vinegar as a deep conditioning mix.

The steps are really simple, All you have to do is 3/4 of a cup of any natural yogurt (NB: Do NOT use the flavoured or fruity variety - however tempted you may be). You have the choice of using either ACV (apple cider vinegar) or just plain old V (vinegar). Mix the two and voila!

We normally apply it section by section then leave it on for like 30mins. Rinse with cold water and make sure to rinse well, old stale yogurt smells!

 Hair with no product 

Any cheap deep conditioning recipes you guy can share?

Dinner with Mugabe!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically! (Robert Mugabe)

This past two weeks I have been reading the books below and can highly recommend them. Firstly God is not a Christian by Desmond Tutu. I am hardly a good Christian, sadly for my mother but this book reminds us that we do not choose which religion we are born in and we should as humans remember that we should embrace our similarities especially amongst our religions.

The second book is a powerful piece by Heidi Holland.She tracks down key figures in Mugabe's life and speaks to them intimately about the man that is Mugabe. I found that I also learnt alot about Zimbabwe's struggle for independence and I can empathise with where Mugabe is coming from 

You can get both books from Text Book Centre around Kshs 900 each.

A Look Behind the Scenes

Sunday, May 5, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to sit down for what I consider to have been our most intimate and comfortable interview to date.

Here are some behind the scenes pictures!

More details coming soon

The Braid Code: According to Mary

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hey y'all,

Hope you're doing great this dreary Friday morning. So I (Mary) got some big dookie braids done over two weeks ago; they are the easiest protective style I've had to date.

So here's a little video highlighting the basics on braid care: enjoy!

Mary's Braids



This Friday could not have started off any better!!

Sooo excited about this new song and video! Ms Badu does it again! 

Now off to spend the day dancing!!

Happy Friday Folks!

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