Tuesday, March 26, 2013

L'oreal Garnier BB Launch!!

The lovely Nempiris, who is my childhood friend and owner of the lovely hair pieces at Body of Hair.

Beautiful ladies: Bea, Olive, Susan, Malowa, Kagonya, me and Matilda

The lovely L'oreal Garnier BB products

Its all about the smiles: Me, Annabel and Keziah

This was such a fabulous night! L'oreal Garnier's BB cream is a cream that constitutes of a moisturizer, foundation and sun screen all in one!! How fantastic is that? Plus the tube is so handbag friendly! The cream works for our various, beautiful African tones and is definitely a must buy! Check them out in leading cosmetics shops! Go give it a try!



Blazer- Toi Market, Blouse- Freddies, Accessorize Necklace- Gifted, Skirt- Toi Market, KJ Fashion Bag- Random Town Hawker, Earrings- Mr. Price, Watch & Ring- Gifted from ASOS

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Recipe!!

So I am a self confessed foodie trying to eat more healthy but one thing I promised myself was that I will not deny myself the things I love. Decided to make this red velvet cake for hubby. My mum in law helped and it came out fantastic. I used a recipe from Food Network:


2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
2 1/2 cups cake flour
pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup melted marshmallows
1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. Add baking soda to mixture. Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting

Blend cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add marshmallows and sugar and blend. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

I made my icing different. I only used cream cheese, icing sugar and shredded coconut. I could'nt get pecans and I love how it turned out! You can also choose to moderate on the amount of sugar so that it isnt too sweet. I put just enough icing sugar in the icing and avoided marshmallows and butter just to control the level of sweetness of the cake. Thanks for reading! Have an awesome Sunday and Happy Baking!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Loreal and Garnier Launch!

Guess what? Loreal's Garnier is launching this Friday in Lavington! For more than 100 years, Garnier has been creating innovative and accessible cosmetics to cover multiple beauty needs. Today, Garnier is the 2nd largest brand in L’Oreal group and is sold in more than 64 countries.

In its constant quest of sensoriality and pleasure, Garnier draws its inspiration from the best scientific expertise, for instance through extracting high potential ingredients from nature. 

Got my invite today. So excited and looking forward to learning more about their products and what I can get for my natural hair! Now to think for an awesome outfit hmm.. Make sure you check out what I will wear on Saturday morning!

Pic courtesy of L'oreal

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mixed prints!!

Have you seen people mixing prints and thought that you should give it a go? Well that thought crossed my mind years ago and there's been no turning back ever since! This was me earlier this week. I mixed the polka top that is all lace on the back with my stripped pants.  Had a work meeting then had to go to school. Have a fabulous and stylish weekend!



Polka Dot Top- Mr. Price, Blazer- Toi Market, Ricki's Stripped Pants- Toi, H&M Heels (Featured here)- Bus Station, Bag- Gikomba, Watch- Gifted, Earrings- Mr. Price, Necklace- Woolworths.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Brown Robin!!

As Kenya awaits the presidential results, it has been back to work for most people, me included! This was me today.......

Tida Top- Kangemi Market for Kshs. 10! (I bought it together with the top worn yesterday), Ricki's Striped Pants- Toi Market, Dr. Bag- Eldoret Market, Rouge Peep Toe's- Marto's at 8-8 Mall, Blazer- Toi Market, Earrings- F21 (From Jewels by Angeline)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

White Vanilla!

Hey Guys,

This was me today from work. Loving the new hair that is so easy to maintain! Glad to go to work and have some form of normalcy in my life during this election process. No matter what the results outcome is, I am proud to be Kenyan!

Cotton-etched top (Bought for Kshs. 10!!)- Kangemi Market, River Island Jeans- Toi Market, Peep Toe Kitten Heels- Bus Station, Bag- Toi Market