Monday, 15 June 2015


In our conversation Last week I had mentioned how my weekend was going to be full of color, giggles, juicy gossip. Believe me it turned out as i had imagined...such a warm amazing reunion...

Before, I start on how the hotness needs not to fade just because one is in the family way let me pay some homage to our bi-dazzled bond. Trishie Trish with whom we go way and i mean way back was a colleague and a friend.

The first time we met we were at the initial stages of employment okay, we were interning and at that point in life the fantasy of journey the professional mile was glamorous enough but not for Trish oh no! Trish used to stress our shady lives...
she was the office Fashionista even as a new bee. She was that friend and for some colleague who brings it and serves the potions hot and right! #goldielocksbabybears’porridge

Every one has that one ‘gurl that Fashionsta in your office whose wardrobe you would raid without giving a blinking thought with only a few seconds here and there to scratch your head!! That Trish ‘all day -every day’ she would drop a trend and all you think beside the blasphemous Ghai!!! is an unholy gnashing of teeth as you pay the compliment ‘Chic. . . you look soo fab where do you shop, can I get the top and oh while your at it can you kindly tone down?!?!?!

Well that was then, time has given us time to catch up to the trend setters and find fun in building our image. Years have passed and now beauty Trish is expectant and am honestly glad to see her still 'glamming' up...yeah, it is possible to be glam and expecting...takes extra effort but its all worth it not to loose your shine even as you are about to bring a miracle in the so happy for her!!! Ever smiling, full of jokes, trendy as ever. Thats the spirit. This should be our story even as we plan out life when the ticking clock stop as you transition into your new space it is possible to hold the glow for you because your glow is worth keeping up...
(not because of the neighborhood Kardashianbut just because you are worth it...

From what she tells me being expectant is amazing.

Play around with your outfits. 

Trish wore a purple bandage dress with leather sleeves, chunky necklace, neon heels and she looked good!!! Take a look. . .

Monday, 8 June 2015


Hey beautiful people?

So, what plans do you have for the weekend? As for me, my weekend will be full of juicy catch up gossip I will be going to visit my sooo trendy sister at her place with my other stylish girlfriend ( call it a reunion of the century). The last time I saw my girl Trish was when i was 20 years old sigh! Am now a senior citizen - Glam Mama as nene leakes puts it :-) my weekend will be full of ‘thigh-slapping-hi-5in’ laughs & warm hugs.

Feel free to share ***details*** of how you weekend unfolded.

Let me start by sharing my love addiction to beauty, “Hey, My name is Joan and am an Addict of all things ‘Fabulous’” that village is my happy place...that's how much I love beauty.

Yesterday was ‘Joan treat-yourself-day’ I went to get my nails did and No, it was not at a very bourgie SPA in the middle of the exclusive Abedares forest it was in town. To be precise Imenti house, Moi avenue dint expect that right did you? Well, you can find beauty in unexpected corners. 

When it comes to beauty services it’s all about good customer care, respect, and appreciation; with policies like ‘the customer is always right’ driving many to create attractive packages to get your last shilling. This is what I get from John the wizard whose magic transforms my nails. Like clockwork, he calls me after every two weeks to tell me Hey, glam chic do you know you need to come and change that gel polish cos it’s going to cramp your diplomatic lifestyle?’ He is keen on keeping me on my toes when looking out for my image I feel I have a vision partner and plus am comfortable around him. I can tell him something like, “by the way dude I hate this nail polish and he would be like lets change it if you don't like it. And that's the kind of relationship that I see growing with in the future I am involved in my look.

As much as am diva conscious about what’s in and what’s a ‘no-no’ sometime your lose your voice when you walk into a parlour and the connection is missing. Have you ever gone to a Nail spa and you don't like a particular service that they've offered? And it’s just a stiff walk in and walk out. And you can’t air your grievances because you fear what will be said? Sad. But not with John, in his little spot he is making little strides that are making a big impact and he is building a strong relationship with clientele such as myself and that means more to me than a coffee cup in a bourgie par-lour that forgets me as soon as I walk out.

Before I discovered John through my friends, friends I used to go to a pretty high end Nail spa somewhere in one of the Up market neighborhoods’ where I used to pay 4,000 shillings( $ 40) for the prestige purposes firstly, I never used to like the service I was getting and honesty it was just pricey I now pay 1000 shillings ($10) for my gel nail polish am happy, I look amazing plus I get to save 3000 shillings( $30) which I now use to buy food stuffs for a good cause for some of the foundations I support.

When it comes to beauty- Nails in particular it doesn't matter where your making your nails, what matters is the service, the price, always measure it’s worth, do your math, if it’s not adding up then it’s not worth it, save that dime because you don't know whether that financial investment will soon turn to a regret...I have found my spot good service, comfortable price and endless lolly pops to boot for my sweet tooth (we will talk about dental another time that one could be a tough one esp. with my sweet tooth)
The end product loove, loove it :-)

soaking time. . . .

The cutting process. . .

The part where i get a massage. . .

The claws are out. . .

Cut and filed to precision. . .

Lovely day,


Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Happy Madaraka day!! Hope you had a good cross into the beginning 
of the last part of 2015. 

Feels great to be back after a decade at least that's how long it’s been for me. 
Am in a good place, thank God! and this marks a new beginning for me. 
In this new chapter we (yes we) shall share, what colours our world moments&moods, 
blush&brush, savory tastes&salty tears 
all that ripples our world from our bossoms to our boots, head to heel. 

There’s a lot that we shall share lets start with you...what have i missed out on??? 
Send me your laughs, fashion favs / upcoming trends&shockers...

I’ll start...It was a cold chilly Madaraka commemoration. First off , i dedicate this moment to 
thank our National Heroes for braving to fight for the freedom of our country. 

Now, Being a very cold 52nd Madaraka day I was in the mood for some fun so I dressed the part. I wanted to achieve a rugged, sexy, fun look. 

The only thing missing was a red 1299 Panigale super bike...and (i dare say) the 6”4” 
Khaled Abol Naga for an ‘IDEAL’ photo op! Which i missed out on 
:-( when he was in the country for anti-poaching campaign at Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Share your thoughts of the look...further still share your version of the biker look... 

Have a lovely day,