Category Archives: Beauty

Musings on Fragrance

This post was originally about buying perfume in Nairobi at shops in the city such as Scents Kenya. It has since morphed into a post about fragrance in general, e.g., Acqua di Gio, the Armani perfume, and Versace Eros, a Versace perfume for men. Since many of you come to this post searching for ‘Versace perfume‘ and ‘Armani perfume’, I will tell you about that next. Versace Perfume & Armani Perfume (e.g., Acqua di Gio) Popular Versace Perfume Products Here are some of the current most popular Versace perfume products on Amazon. Click each image, or the caption below it, … Continue reading

Mahambi Market, an Online Peer-to-Peer Thrift Marketplace Opens in Kenya

I get excited every time I learn of a new (East) African digital space that facilitates everyday (East) Africans to do something they regularly do offline more easily online. This is just the kind of digital space I’d like to tell you about today. I won’t take up too much time setting it up. Just keep reading to to find out what I am talking about. Mahambi Market is an online peer-to-peer thrift marketplace where Kenyans can open ‘digital shops’ in minutes and sell their clothing items from anywhere, any time. Launched on September 5, 2020 in Kenya , Mahambi … Continue reading

6 Ways You Can Make This Year Your Year to Really Shine

With the first quarter of the year firmly behind us, you might think that all is lost if you haven’t kept up with those well-intentioned personal goals you set at the beginning of the year. Luckily, that is not quite the case. With about three quarters of the year still ahead of us, you have ample time to work on achieving your most cherished goals for this year. To give you some motivation, today I’ve got Stephanie Haywood for you with some tips and tricks to help you do just that. I hope you find them useful. Over to you, … Continue reading

Tailor-Made Watamu Trips & 52 Pictures of Good Eats, Cityscapes & Water Environments in East Africa

This post was originally a compilation of some of the best East African pictures on my Instagram profile. Since many of you come to this post searching for information on “tailor-made Watamu trips”, though, I have updated this post to include information about that too. So jumping right in… Tailor-Made Watamu Trips: Where Is Watamu? Watamu is a small town located approximately 105 kilometers north of Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi on Kenya’s coast. It lies on a small headland between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. The main economic activities in Watamu are tourism and fishing. The … Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing While Traveling

This post is a guest post by Emma Hanson. Although traveling is a great way to relax and enjoy your holidays, it brings a lot of change to your routine and surroundings. This sudden change often affects your skin badly and can leave it looking dull and tired. We obviously can’t take all our skincare products along on a trip or get hours of beauty sleep either, so what should one do to maintain that healthy skin glow when travelling? Here are a few easy tips for you that do not require much time or effort. Read through them and thank … Continue reading

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