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Friday, March 29, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes at "Mashariki Mix"

Presenter Sarah Hassan in dress by Wambui Mukenyi.

...council with Swahili Producer Sanaipei Tande.
Makeup by Koby.

Introducing... Amina Abdi for Mashariki Mix entertainment news
Amina wears a peplum top from Avid Style and skirt by Wambui Mukenyi.

Watch entertainment variety show Mashariki Mix weeknights at 19.30 on AfricaMagic.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ever Heard of Mineral Makeup?

So in the quest to find the perfect combination of facial products and makeup that suits ME, I've stumbled upon something called mineral makeup. Made from pure compressed minerals, mineral makeup is organic, more natural than conventional cosmetics. It's purported to have health benefits, nurturing skin rather than stressing it with oils, waxes, and chemicals. 

"What makes mineral makeup different from traditional makeup isn't the ingredients it contains but what's left out.

For many leading brands, the list of left ingredients includes preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance. Many dermatologists recommend mineral makeup based on the fact that these left out ingredients are possible skin irritants."
                                                                                                                                                  - WebMD

At 31, I'm more and more noticing on my face the effects of ageing, exposure to the sun, and years of applying over-the-counter creams, and using copious amounts of conventional makeup. It's nothing short of devastating, not merely from the perspective of vanity, but from that of a girl who just wants great skin again. Although I'm a mix-and-match kind of girl who will likely never give up the conventional makeup brands I've always used, there's definitely room in my life for a little back to the basics.

And that's where Lily Potgieter comes in. She's a locally-based American aesthetician. She's giving me a chemical peel next week (gasp!), but in the meantime we thought we'd chat about cosmetics, makeup, and the Glo-minerals line of products that she's made available in Kenya.

"flawless skin is everyone's dream"
Lily at her office
A Glo-minerals compact.
Glo-minerals powders.
Lily Potgieter


My Glo makeover by Lily.

Lily Potgieter is the sole distributor of Glo-minerals products and makeup in Kenya. Find her on the Glowltd Facebook page or contact her directly by phone (+254) 719666403 or email to arrange a consultation. 

Find out more about Glo-Minerals here

I'll let you know how that chemical peel goes...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes at "Mashariki Mix"

Mashariki Mix Presenter Sarah Hassan wears an asymmetrical bubble dress from Jorge's Wardrobe
Huddled with Swahili Producer Sanaipei Tande

Watch entertainment variety show Mashariki Mix weeknights on AfricaMagic at 19.30. Shot at the The Norfolk, Nairobi.

Because We're Worth It Actually: L'OREAL Launches

Media personality Pinky Ghelani-Raj
Muthoni Ochiel of Mocha Makeup & friend.
Anyiko Awoko of UP! Magazine

MC of the evening & brand Ambassador Caroline Mutoko

Beauty entrepreneur Sonali Shah in British designer Temperly
Even some boys came: Marek Fuchs with makeup artist Steve Koby.
Image Consultant Olive Gachara
Radio queen Caroline Mutoko

Blogger Franklin Saiyalel
Makeup artist Fatu Hassan
Singer Sheila Mwanyigah with makeup artist  Steve Koby.
Keziah Omuodo of Access Leo Burnett. She's also my baby cousin.
Sarah Hassan of Mashariki Mix
Gorge makeup ladies
Me flanked by beauties Sienna Barley & Keziah Omuodo of Access Leo Burnett

You can't fault getting even more makeup to choose from. L'OREAL is the next beauty brand to cosy itself into the Kenyan market, a mere two months after REVLON. The insiders tell me there's more to come...

Thank-you L'OREAL East Africa (and its M.D. Patricia Ithau) and Access Leo Burnett for sharing the official product launch with us, and for that BB Cream concoction (tinted moisturizer) from L'Oreal Garnier that's officially my fave thing of the week.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes at "Mashariki Mix"

Mashariki Mix Presenter Sarah Hassan wears JORGE'S WARDROBE; Kardashian Collection no less.

Makeup by Anita.
Mashariki Mix Presenter Nic Wangundu.
Shot at Sankara Hotel Business Lounge.
The view of Nairobi under downpour from the Sankara Champagne Bar.

Watch entertainment variety show Mashariki Mix weeknights at 19.30 on AfricaMagic (M-NET).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gosh, I Wish I Could Do This

I mean the hair, not the leather. The leather I could definitely do, but chopping all my hair off...? This is Micah Gianelli and she has a blog called RAWW. She's a Stylist (who other than a Stylist could look this ferosh?) from Melbourne. The androgyny (although there's really nothing masculine about any of this), the edge and the sass are just so enviable.

Once upon a time when I was 17 I used to have a buzz cut; time will tell if I still have the brevity of my youth to do it again.

She's a bad bitch though.