DIY shelves

The weirdest thing about your siblings being brothers only, is that parents treat you all equally. My dad always has the policy of whatever my brothers can do I can too.
Well…that’s my story, that’s how I grew up. I have always been handy in all the projects at home, I never complain because I’ve grown to love that side of me. I like it when I do things that seem difficult, I simply love DIY.

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                Ignore the red clamp 

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The other day my brother and I drooled over these shelves on Pinterest that we couldn’t help but copy. DIYs that involve wood work can be pretty challenging especially if you can’t access good tools. Truth be told, I don’t have any fancy tools as for now but I’m planning on purchasing some soon.

Anyway, all we had was a claw hammer, a handful of 2 inch steel nails (very important if you don’t want your concrete wall to crack), ordinary nails, Block board, tape measure and a saw. All the measurements will depend on how big or small you want the shelves to be.

Cut the block board into 9 by 9 inches in 9 parts. Then nail them together as the picture shows, take your time; make sure they are firmly nailed together. On your wall fix the assembled shelves one steel nail at a time. You want to only nail the parts where the board touches the wall.

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Make sure the shelves are straight on the wall, Once you’re are done, you can opt to paint or just use a clear varnish for that glossy finish.

Thanks for stopping by XO

3 cold weather products for your face

The weather has been so unpredictable, but the cold, dry and windy days are worse. Even though my skin tends to break out or feel so dry during this kind of weather, i always prepare myself for such changes.
When it comes to skin products i try to keep it simple.

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Parachute coconut oil.
If you follow any natural hair bloggers you definitely are familiar with this oil.
It’s 100% coconut oil and also an edible grade . Coconut oil is a beauty secret that has been loved and shared by generations of women. Parachute has a very sweet but mild scent. I use it on my hair and body.

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Simple clear oil balancing moisturizer
Instantly reduces shine and feels light on skin, this is one product i have been loyal to for the longest time.

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Fay pure wet wipes
Wipes come in handy when you need to clean and refresh your skin without washing your face. Fay wet tissues gently refresh your skin whenever you are. I love this particular one with aloe and vitamin E for my face.

DIY Christmas wreath

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Hello readers,

I hope y’all in a good mood for Christmas. Can you believe 2015 is almost over?

This day is always about friends and family being together and sharing. Since I will be spending Christmas with dad and my little brother alone.

I decided to join my little man in some craft projects and I ended up making a door wreath for him .I loved the final results and decided to share with you guys.

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What you need:
Flexible wire
Pliers
Flowers (I picked wild flowers in different colours)
Weeds(I got them from some bush at my place)
Christmas balls
Ribbon

Method:
1.Wrap the wire around a bucket to make a perfect circles.And lock ends using a pliers.
2.Pick the weeds of your choice and start wrapping around the wire until thick.
3.Make sure the wire is not visible.
4.Arrange flowers as you wish ,I put red ones first,followed by the balls then yellow flowers.
5.Voila!!

Have a Merry Christmas darlings.

Kodak moments I love

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         Happy holidays family,

Guess who’s feeling much better now?this girl🙂

I decided to force positive vibes towards me ,keep myself busy with the little things that make me happy.If you read my previous post you already know what I’m talking about.

ION,do you ever go through your gallery and think I really love this picture? I once lost my phone with a lot of images I never wanted gone,until I learnt a lesson to always back up my gallery.

I love taking pictures and here are some of my best , taken by phone and others by my small pocket camera.

     Thanks for stopping by XO

Animal print

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Ever had a moment in life when you doubt everything you do? That time when things don’t work out as you always wanted and you are so disappointed in yourself?

That’s my life right now, having dealt with depression for almost a year now; things are going from bad to worse and I am so uninspired.

Anyway, sorry for being MIA I hope to get well as soon as possible.

I took these pictures like a month ago, I like skirts on warm days and having a buttoned cardigan as a top was a great idea. The best thing about this look is that, it can transition easily to a night look by simply unbuttoning the cardigan, have on a black cropped corset, throw on some studded heels and you are good to go.

Do you like animal print, how would you pair it? Let me know

Sweater-Koch

Skirt- A friend’s shop

Sandals-Gift

Clutch-Koch

Hair-Marley braid
Photography:Alois_Art

Thanks for stopping by XO

 

 

 

Fashion & Lifestyle Giveaway.

Hey guys ,

I hope all is well with you all. So I have another giveaway for you guys but this one is strictly for anyone in Nairobi, Kenya.

So next week there’s a fashion and lifestyle events happening at Splash Waterworld hosted by nature and style events,the best part about it, it’s family friendly because they’ll be lots and lots of activities for kids as seen on the poster they’ll be activities like , bouncing castles , pony and camel rides ( definitely looking forward to this ) and many more activities like pool table and trampoline. The event is mainly about fashion so Ofcourse you’ll see a fashion show by some top designers from Kenya and exhibitions. (I can’t wait for this part )

Okay so the reason to this post is I’ll be giving away one free ticket to someone who’ll win giveaway , and they’ll…

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Crotchet braids:My experience

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Exactly a month ago, i had my Marley braids installed by the lovely Addah.I was scared at first, i wasn’t sure if i would be able to maintain them as they should, so i dashed to the beauty shop and got everything thing that read untangles easily and for itchy scalp. Little did i know that the more products i use on my scalp the more build up i get, so my solution for itchy scalp never worked.

And the oily braids kept on causing breakouts on my face, so i decided to do something crazy
1.) Because having Marley hair installed is not very cheap
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2.) I could not stand the itch anymore.
I’ve watched a lot of videos on protective crotchet hair but non gave me the solution to my problem.So I washed the hair, not in a special routine but the usual simple way, shampoo, treat and rinse.When Marley hair is wet it untangles easily, that was a good sign.

For my scalp i decided to use my own ‘recipe’ I took a spray bottle filled it have way with water, fresh Aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, coconut oil and dark &lovely’s hairline treatment. I’ve been using this mixture for a while now and my scalp is perfectly okay, it also untangles the braids pretty well.

It’s no doubt that this hair is becoming my favorite style and if you follow my social media you wouldn’t agree more.

The strangest thing about Marley crotchet braids, is the fact that there hair looks better as it ages, oh well!!not really aging like many years, but the more you keep it, the better it looks,for instance ,when your hair line grows out it blends perfectly with the braids, giving you a natural hair kind of look, trust me I’ve heard strangers argue behind me on a bus stop whether it’s my hair or not, to an extent of one calling me Bob Marley’s sister,lol!good thing i never said a word and that thought of full or big natural hair gave me life.

It been one month and i’ve washed my hair twice, let’s see how long it will survive,imma break this record lol!