This is one of the posts I’ve been looking to put on my blog for the longest time! Haha! You guys always ask if Joyce and I are “twins”. Or let me correct myself and say, most of you have declared that Joyce Omondi and I are twins! Haha!
And as you may have guessed from now, Amina Abdi is an old high school friend of mine who, need I say, is doing amazing things in the entertainment space! Amina and I were in the same house - Chania/Yala and she was actually my senior, so we weren’t even allowed to be best buds! Hhaha! I remember her for fearlessness.
When I first landed in Kenya and let my readers know that I was in town, Miss Turu was one of the very first people to reach out to me.She messaged me on Instagram and asked that we catch up over coffee. I was elated as she’s certainly been on the list of people I’ve wanted to meet for a long time. We met at Art Caffe the very next day! And need I say, we’ll be friends for life!!
April you were the breath of fresh spring air that I so desperately needed. I took you in in big, bold gasps. I needed you to be what you were to me so thank you so much for coming through. Thank you. I found yellow in new and profound ways.
I'm just dropping by the blog to let you know I was featured on She Leads Africa. What a humbling opportunity! Feel free to visit their website here to learn more about me and what inspires me to keep creating a life a love!
What an honour it was to host 250 of my Kenyan readers and subscribers at my Meet and Greet! Thanks so much for coming through! It was truly an inspiring time of getting to know each other as well as indulging in some yummy hair goodies.
I’ve been away away since I was 17. I moved to South Africa then back to Kenya then to the United States for two years then to the UK for one year then back to the United States for one year. Then to Australia for exactly 649 days.
I can't even believe I'm getting to share this collaboration with you on my blog and YouTube channel! I've admired Sunshine Balogun's looks for AGES so when she agreed to beat my face I couldn't be happier!
What a month it’s been since I last wrote on here!! Thanks for all your warm wishes in my previous post - I’ll get back to all your emails, comments and questions this evening.March 2017 - WHAT.A.MONTH! As in..wwwaaahh! I’ve been running around doing so much I can hardly imagine just how much I’ve been up to in 20-something days.
Phew! It’s been 26 months since I wrote my very first blog post right here on the blog. 26 months! And what a time it’s been. 140,000 online friends, 1,250 Instagram posts, 100 YouTube videos and lots of sunny days later, here I am.
In my latest Youtube video, I'm letting you in on my top tips for moving to Australia from abroad! Now I get brutal with you and share my experience applying for a visa, finding a job, changing careers and making new friends.
There comes a point in life when you wake up and realise that whatever you want is within your reach but no one is going to hand it to you on a silver platter. You must stretch out and get it yourself. January 2017 was such a point in my life.
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend! I sure am:-) I just thought I'd share what's in my Teddy Blake handbag! Ya know us girls gotta be prepared at all times. The only thing missing is hot sauce to be honest! Haha!
So my SnapFam knows I spent last Sunday at "Embrace Your Frizzique" - a picnic held at Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, that brought together several naturals from all over Melbourne. It was hosted by Zarah who runs Embrace Your Frizzique on Instagram.
Blogging is an interesting hobby because it requires you to be completely aware of who you are and what you want to share with the world. In other words, before you start a blog, you have to decide what inspires you and why you want to share your passion with the world.
I'm ever so blessed to have over 133,000 subbies, followers, friends and curlsistas to encourage, motivate and inspire me along the way. Thank you so much for all your comments, likes, recommendations, and messages over the past two years. Your support, love and warmth has meant the world!
25 has come and gone. A quarter of a century is now behind me. What a year it has been. My very first year as an adult. And by that I mean, my very first year of fully supporting myself. You know, paying bills, renting an apartment and kickstarting my professional career. Aaanndd, need I say, all in a foreign country!
And so November, was a month of healing. I found grace to forgive myself. I found renewed hope. I started to smile and laugh again. Like genuinely. I felt alive. I overcame myself. My anxieties. I put my struggles in perspective and carved out a path for myself. I found strength in depths I never knew I had within me.
Since adulting is here and here to stay, I’m learning that I have to find better ways of coping with everyday stresses. Gone are the days when I could skip class and sleep all day (oh, Mum and Dad if you’re reading this, PYYSSCHEE!) But actually, I’m 25 now. So I’m doing my best to be more responsible and not fuss as much. Here’s four ways I'm handling stress on the go.
I'm excited about life and happy that we're almost at the end of 2016. Heaven knows it hasn't been our most sunshine-filled year. I don't know about you but I've needed a little extra motivation to get through many days. Here are five affirmations I've used on days I feel overwhelmed.
Message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
How's your Friday going? Mine sure has been hectic but absolutely WONDERFUL! I've spent this week looking at ways in which I want to grow personally - you know I'm all about self improvement and self love. And one of the things that has become apparent is that I love creating content and sharing it with my readers. In other words, I really think this blogging gig is for me! Now I know you might be like, "Girl, hold up! What exactly do you mean?"
A lot has happened since my last post on the blog, so I thought I’d share an update. First and foremost, I’m alive. :-) Thanks for checking in, sending emails, Whatsapp messages, Facebook inboxes. To say, I have an army of individuals who genuinely care for my well being is an understatement. I’m blessed by you.
I’ve been trying to get this post up on the blog for a month now, I just haven’t had the words to truly express my emotions. I’m wanting to soothe my heart a little, work out how I landed myself here. How did I land here? What went wrong? I’m grieving the loss of one I once loved. How do people lose a parent, a best friend, a sibling? How does death work to rob us?
There's something about August that just doesn't vibe too well with me, or so I'm starting to think. I still remember the "I Found Yellow" post I wrote last year. It was full of so many layers and I can't help but say that this one is too. Oh August, whatever I did to you, please forgive me and be gentle with me?
One of my favourite ways to unwind is by self-pampering right here at home in my cozy, little apartment. As I mentioned in my July favorites video, my pampering routine covers my body from head to toe. I received these goodies from Lush Cosmetics and had to put them to the test. I'm honestly quite impressed and I have to say, these are fast becoming my go-to, holy grail, home spa treats. Let's dig in, shall we?