“The Sowairina”

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“For a woman’s hair is her crowning Glory” 1st Corinthians 11:15

I quote that verse because I feel like I’ve finally found the hair-do that works best for me! making it my new best thing๐Ÿ˜ŠMy hair journey this year has gravitated a lot towards maintaining it in it’s natural form or adopting a hair-do that looks natural.ย  I got tired of all the heat styling and lack of versatility, because with my now straight kinky weave which is very light weight by the way, I can wear it in it’s natural form and switch it up with the help of a curling iron. Dottie achieved this by texturizingย my hairline then added tracks to give my thin hair some much needed body, which I love๐Ÿ’–

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My hair journey like most of us women has been one metamorphosis after another, the first thing that “suffers” when we want change in our lives is always our hair! So one of the many reasons I like AmaDiva Salon is because they not only give you a wide range of natural hair options to try out, but also walk you through your natural hair journey if you choose to maintain a natural mane. You just need to visit their pages on Facebook and Instagram to see for yourself๐Ÿ˜ŠFind links below…

0G9A6717 2I’ve never know versatile and easy hair until now… Meet my straight kinky weave which Maureen the Sweetheart behind the AmaDiva Franchise has now christened “The Sowairina”๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰The reason for this is because we chose the colour together with her great team, blending a couple of shades to create this. Diana also of AmaDiva, tried to convince me to be as daring as she is and go blonde, but maybe next time๐Ÿ˜‰I just knew I wanted something different to wrap the year, and what better way than to colour! if not to chop or do both, but I’ll hold that brave step until much later๐Ÿ™ˆFor now copper it is๐Ÿ˜‰

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It’s such a fun look for me๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝwhich signifies a lot about where I am in life right now, especially as the year comes to an end, I’m in a really happy place and I thank God. As I begin to find more ease and balance with my kids, who are growing so quickly and beautifully๐Ÿ’–This stage is quite enjoyable! yes it still get’s quite overwhelming having two toddlers who are the same age, but I love it๐Ÿ˜ŠPlus I’m also loving Love and the possibilities that it bringsโค๏ธ & to my surprise as nervous as I was about getting this blogging life on the road, it’s now my most exciting venture for 2016๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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And I want you to feel the same energy and fire that I have for the New Year with this fierce look๐Ÿ˜‰ So the very generous Maureen and I would love to give you the opportunity to get a Sowairina Make-Over courtesy of Amadiva, and rock this hot new look for the New Yearโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธAll you need to do is like the AmaDiva Page on FaceBook-https://www.facebook.com/amadivabeauty/?ref=ts&fref=ts and post and tag me on my Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/sowairina/ plus leave your comments below this post sharing your hair journey stories with me and why you feel it’s time for a new look! Going with the theme “Spark”๐Ÿ’ฅWhat are you planning to add a spark to in your life in 2016? Could it be your love-life? or maybe work-wise? or try something new all together? and you feel like this new look would be the perfect pop for whatever it is you plan to do, because I strongly feel like 2016 is to be lived passionately.

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And it doesn’t end there, 10% off for all clients who call and book appointments with AmaDiva salon and mention “The Sowairina” automatically get a discount! Offer valid from tomorrow 23rd Dec until the 1st of January.

Call AmaDiva- 0723-60 77 93

Photography- Tatiana Karanja

Make-Up- Wacuka Thimba

Location- Dusit D2

Love and Light… Graceโค๏ธ

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Holiday Ready with Chiffon & Athleisure!

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Tis the Season Good people๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ My Time-Line is already flooded with folks having sun-downers by the beach (jealous much!) and I’m sure there is lots more to come so I thought I’d share some appropriate attire for the sun and sand moments:-)

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Here I’m wearing a GORG!! Chiffon dress top by Vivo, paired with capri leggings but depending on where you are or what you’re most comfortable in, you can wear it over your swimsuit and look flawless on the beach๐Ÿ˜‰

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I personally fell in-love with this fuchsia at first glance and the high-low hem detail which looks quite alluring, especially if worn over a swim-suit! a cute mix of naughty and nice I think๐Ÿ˜‰

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So if you’re looking for what to pack for that coasto get-away this is a must have! and this too…

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This other chiffon look is an almost everyday look for me during the warmer weather, so I would most definitely recommend it for any trip down to the coast!

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As you’ve noticed for both looks I’m wearing a pair of leggings! again athleisure appearing in my every-day wear. One of my favourite quote’s that I picked up while in Barcelona for the Procter and Gamble Future Fabrics Conference explains it all! “Leggings are the new Denim, a lifestyle shift that is here to stay” by Mark NIKE CEO

Incase you’re just catching on… I was in Barcelona recently all thanx to Procter and Gamble for the annual Future Fabrics event, which is tailored to give the consumer lasting fabric care solutions with their products Ariel and downy and this year the theme was “Fabrics in Motion” where we explored the combination of athletic silhouette and high performance fabrics to bring new levels of comfort, energy and style.

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Taking care of our clothes should be approached like skin care, as shared by lead blogger Sussie Bubble! You don’t just throw your clothes into the wash, but actually take the time to read your labels! do any of you actually do that? I must say I’m guilty of skipping that stage more often then I should๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆbut it’s key to be aware of the step by step guide for each garment. For this particular post, leggings are a blend of Cotton, Polyester and Elastane(spandex) which can either be machine washed or hand-washed with Ariel and Downy fabric softener, but avoid hot water or chlorine bleach which will only damage the elastane fibers. Plus if possible, tumble dry is best for this fabric, but if not possible then try not to leave them out in the sun for too long or atleast not directly.

Why Ariel and Downy? Well Ariel because it’s designed to remove all body soils like sweat, which can take upto 70% of the unseen stains on our clothes, so using this detergent will save you from repeat washes just to get the stubborn stains out, while Downy will help maintain the colours and give your wardrobe an even fresher scent๐Ÿ˜Š

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End note…

Athleisure is indeed a life-style… Wearing our leggings and jogging pants is more then just a passing trend judging from the google stats! Jogging pants was one of the most goggled trends in 2015, so it’s quite obvious that we’re all trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, even if it’s just the illusion of being healthy by wearing athleisure, because according to the webster dictionary, Athleisure is casual clothing that is designed to be worn for both exercise and for general use, making the transition from gym to everyday wear and vice versa more seamless.

So I’m definitely keeping this trend in 2016๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ

Clothes- Vivo-Active Wear, follow them on IG and Facebook @vivoactivewear for all Stock Details.

Make-Up- Wacuka Thimba, also follow her on IG @wacukathimbamakeupartist and book your appointments

Photography- Deepak the Super Guy on the lens on IG as @enkaideeps

Location- The Gorgeous Dusit D2, Pay them a visit on 14RiverSide and follow on IG @dusitd2nairobi

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Stay Tuned for more on Athleisure and how to get rid of more stubborn stains plus alot more Vivo Wear:-)

Love and Light๐Ÿ’›

Grace

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Do you Love your Clothes?

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With age comes Comfort… And what I mean by that Statement is simply that am finally in that place in my life where if it doesn’t fit right it’s not part of my life, be it clothes, relationships or even job opportunities. They all must fit my lifestyle and not the reverse…

With Vivo-Active Wear I finally found a brand that gets me and meets my needs, leaving me more confident and with boosted energy levels. All because of wearing something I am comfortable in…

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And what I love most about Vivo is how I can dress up or dress down any piece, I have both my work and play wardrobe sorted, and sometimes even from the same exact garment… So for me going to Barcelona for the Proctor and Gamble Future Fabrics Conference was an obvious must attend, mainly because they were celebrating Athleisure wear, which is a trend that is quickly becoming a movement. Our comfortable gym clothes are no longer just synonymous with the gym, but we now wear our tights, vests, yoga pants & wraps & sneeks all weekend long(atleast I do) and even to work if paired ‘correctly’…

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The struggle with these very comfy pieces though, is how best to care for them, with great fit means the fabric is stretchy, so if not washed right the clothes then soon loose the much needed elasticity. Plus also I’m sure as you’ve noticed, I love Colour! lots of it! and Vivo offers that, but again if not cared for properly by the third wash(if your lucky)the once brightly coloured garment begins to fade.

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ย Vivo have always been very helpful with advising how best to care for their garments, but with Proctor and Gamble I now know how to wash my gym clothes too. Have you noticed how sometimes the sweaty odour still remains? Well guess what! worry no more! with Ariel and Downy your clothes can now look better for longer and smell great too;-)

We learned that using the combination during laundry goes a very long way in maintaining the elasticity of clothes and keeping the oh! so adored bright colours! So after landing back home my agenda is to quickly head to the nearest super-market and change my laundry products, because I love my clothes, each and every one of them:-) and I want them to last longer.

So question is, Do you love your clothes?

More lessons from Barcelona coming soon…

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Find all the above Holiday pieces available at all Vivo Stores Country-Wide:-)

Happy Shopping!!

Clothes: Vivo-Active Wear, follow them on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter @vivoactivewear

Make-Up: Wacuka Thimba, follow her on Instagram @wacukathimbamakeupartist

Photography: Deepak, follow him on Instagram @enkaideeps

Location: Dusit D2 follow them on Instagram @dusitd2 and pay them a visit;-)

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FLEEK

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FLEEK 1…

I mean when Miss Wacuka Thimba decides to give you a proper beat face she goes all out! Follow her on IG by the way- @wacukathimbamakeupartist and thank me later;-)

Last Week she got me dolled up for our waaaayyyy over-due Vivo Shoot for our December Campaign, which I personally can’t wait to share with you๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š


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FLEEK 2…

Colourful, Comfortable and versatile pieces to rock this festive season, for play, chill-mode, dressy occasions and even for work, for those who’ll be working through the season… there’s pretty much something for every occasion:-)

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FLEEK 3…

And ofcourse as always, I’ll be sharing a little about me with each post that hopefully someone somewhere can relate with๐Ÿ˜Š

Well here’s to my first website Post๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸพMany! Many! more to come…

Bless:-)

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