Zaron Cosmetics Wants YOU To Model For Them

Do you have what it takes to model for Africa’s fast rising cosmetic company? Well then, here’s your chance.

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About Zaron

Zaron Cosmetics has become a leading make up brand for African women. With quality beauty products specially formulated for black skin of
all shades.

Barely five years into the industry, Zaron managed to create a product perfect for the tropical African climate. Say goodbye to runny make up!

Zaron prides itself as one of the few oil free make up brands. The products also have SPF as a bonus, because we deserve it. From eyeshadow to lippies to eyeliners, concealers and lip liners. Zaron has it all.

Zaron Cosmetics is fast growing across Africa, from Nigeria to kenya. Now you know why.

For a chance to become a Zaronista and feature alongside other celebrities on billboards, here’s what you need to do

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– Make sure you have a bomb selfie or a portrait photograph of yourself.

– Make sure it’s clear

– Be confident

– Bring your A game

Who can participate?

– Beautiful, confident, aspiring Kenyan women.

– Must be 18-30yrs old

– Must follow Zaron on ALL social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)

– Resident in Kenya

How to participate…

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– Follow Zaron Cosmetics on all social media platforms.

– Post a photo of yourself on Instagram with the hashtag #ZaronKenyaModel2019

– Get as many people as possible to like and comment under your photo post.


– 10 participants with the highest likes will be shortlisted and featured under Zaron’s social media platforms.

– 2 winners will be chosen randomly from the 10 finalists ( CEO’s choice is final)


– The 2 winners will take part in Zaron Kenya AD campaign next to the  celebrity face of Zaron

– The winners will receive cash prizes and Zaron products

Entries close at noon on Saturday, 3rd August 2019


Avoid filters. Keep your photograph as clean as possible.

Keep your make up at a minimal. A little goes a long way.

Use natural light to your advantage.

Follow all the rules and have fun. All the best!

Dry Natural Hair? These 7 Co Wash Cleansing Conditioners Will Fix It

I have type 4c hair. It’s at shoulder length. So far, love my natural hair journey. I’ve been natural on and off for nine years now. Several times I gave up and shaved it off, but since last year, I’ve come to really love and enjoy my hair. I think that’s the first step in anybody’s natural hair journey, really. Love your hair.

Dry natural hair was one of the reasons I gave up. It would constantly break off especially during wash day. It seemed like I wasn’t even experiencing any growth. So if you have super dry natural hair like me, allow me to introduce a co – wash to your routine. It worked for me and I’m sure it would work for you too.

A co – wash acts as a cleaning conditioner right between your Sulphate – free shampoo and your conditioner. While the shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils and removes some product build up. A co – wash is lightweight and gentle to your hair, it hydrates, cleans and conditions. There by helping your leave in conditioner work even better

This product is great for anyone with extremely dry hair, chemically processed, colored or relaxed hair. Even if you’re transitioning, a co -wash is the go to product for that much needed moisture.

For this post, I made a list of co – wash cleansing conditioners that are easily available. They come in a range of prices so there’s something for everyone, even on a tight budget.

Mosara Rich Conditioner

Product promise: This nourishing conditioner instantly replenishes dry, brittle and dull hair. It delivers nutrients deep into the hair cortex, giving your hair lasting softness and elasticity. Can be used as a pre poo treatment, an after shampoo conditioner or as a co-wash. It contains a mix of coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, Shea butter and essential oils.

Size: 250ml

Price: 300sh

Crème of Nature Pure-licious Co-wash Cleansing conditioner

Product promise: Made from a special blend of Argan oil and butter for exotic shine. This cleanser is lightweight and also used on colored hair. The formula gently cleanses and removes product residue while hydrating your tresses to deliver unstoppable frizz free curls, waves, kinks and coils.

Size: 354ml

Price: 850sh

Marini Naturals ‘Creamy and Dreamy’ Co – Wash

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Product promise: A moisture rich conditioner wash that leaves your hair clean detangled and super soft. It infuses moisture in the hair as it gently clarifies the scalp and hair off residue dirt and grease. This co – wash contains Aloe Vera juice and sunflower oil.

Size: 400ml

Price: 1,200sh

Cantu Complete Conditioning Co – wash

Product promise: A creamy cleanser that gently removes heavy product build up. Formulated without harsh ingredients and a unique blend of over 15 natural butters and oils, your hair leaves clean and moisturised.

Size: 283gm

Price: 1,349sh

Alikay Naturals Co – wash Me Cleansing Conditioner

Product promise: Sulphate free formula that’s gentle enough for daily cleansing. With Jojoba and peppermint oil blend leaves hair soft, moisturised and scalp feeling fresh and clean. Has a fresh peach scent with hints of berry.

Size: 236ml

Price: 1,650sh

Mielle Organics Detangling Co – wash

Product promise: It removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Lightweight moisturiser made with detangling properties soften and control frizz making easier to detangle while co washing. Over time you’ll experience stronger hair with les shedding, breaking and knots.

Size: 240ml

Price: 1,950sh

Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash

Product promise: Sulphate – free, no suds gentle cleansing conditioner cream for removing residue and build up in between regular washes to promote a healthy hair environment for growth.

Size: 473ml

Price: 2050sh

You can check out several online stores and compare prices. If you’re lucky, the products you want might be on sale.

Online shops that came highly recommended include Kasha Kenya, Sky. Garden, Cocoa Cure, Save Beauty, Jumia Kenya and Masoko.

What co wash cleansing conditioner do you use?

Where To Buy Witch Hazel Toner In Kenya For Cheap

This little plant found its way into the skincare industry and became everyone’s favourite. I first came across Witch Hazel through Zendaya, who swears by it. She has clear, healthy skin, so who am I to doubt its effectiveness. Honestly, I can’t think of any other reason to get this toner.

What is witch hazel? Good question. Witch hazel as a plant is used in natural remedies. Its barks and leaves are commonly used in medicines. Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, Witch hazel is used to treat certain skin conditions. It soothes sensitive skin and acts as an effective toner. Thereby making witch hazel perfect for people with acne. Want healthy, flawless skin? Grab a bottle of witch hazel. It’s affordable and worth every coin.

Learning about witch hazel and dying to try it I went surfing through the web for one. I’m always online and thought it would be time saving than to go looking in beauty shops. Luckily, I found good results for both online and physical shops.

So where can I get witch hazel toner in Kenya?


As always, this online mall practically has everything you could think of. Jumia never disappoints. I found two different bottles from the same brand. Jumia describes the first T.N Dickinson’s Witch Hazel as a gentle relief for oily, irritated, red, damaged, blemished, or inflamed skin. They had me at ‘gentle relief.’ It costs about 1800sh for a 473ml bottle.

The second bottle is a pore perfecting, 100% natural toner. It cleanses and gently removes dirt. It’s also tightens, conditions and refines pores. For 1700sh for a 473ml bottle, I say that’s a good deal.

Sugar Punch Beauty

Another online store dedicated to making Kenyan women beautiful. Sugar Punch is Kenya’s leading make up and skincare online store. Make up, lotions and creams, serums you name it, they got it. Sugar Punch shelters Thayer’s alcohol free witch hazel at 1900sh for 12oz bottle. It has a soft rose fragrance and organic Aloe Vera.

Healthy Yu

Good thing about Healthy Yu is the fact that they have stores across Kenya. You can hardly miss a store in major cities and urban areas. They’re more centered on health and wellbeing so be sure to look around. You never know. Witch hazel in Healthy Yu comes in a pack of two. Aqua Oleum Witch Hazel and Tea tree oil because as expected, these two go together like githeri and avocado. You have the option of one or both, it’s up to you.

Western Cosmetics

This online store has to be one of my favourites. They give great advice on products before you buy and answer any questions you have. They also have a vibrant blog section where I found a lot more info. This gave me a clear direction of what I required. Interesting read.
The witch Hazel in Western Cosmetics is different from the others. In this case, witch hazel is an ingredient in the product and not the main lead. Worry not however because, Clean and Clear Advantage Acne spot Treatments contains salicylic Acid and witch hazel for rapid acne treatment. It promises to not over dry your skin and show results after one use. Clean and Clear 22ml goes for 900sh.

That’s it, happy shopping!

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Black Girl Green Hair Inspiration

Green hair is the new black. Better make your appointment soon. Slay in neon, mint and lime green.

Who says black women can’t wear bright colored hair? Who? These women rocking green hair did not come to play. From braids to weaves to locs, here’s some green hair inspo for your next salon appointment.

Loving these green braids


Green curls popping!

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Add some personality to a buzz cut by going green.

The Cut Life

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Loc’d women were not left behind either.

What’s a bob without some lime?

These green weaves are to die for.



Something minty…

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Which look are you going for?

3 Kenyan Skin Care Products To Help Clear Acne Scars

Have you seen those before and after make-up pics on Instagram? It’s hard not to miss them. Why? Usually the model has discoloration of some sort. Hyperpigmentation and dark spots are also quite normal.

Truth is, most of us are so self-conscious about our looks and make up is our best defense. I’m sure a ton of make-up is used to blend out and even skin tone. That’s not something we want to do every day.

Drop your concealer, lay off the filters. Here are some of Kenya’s own skin care products to help clear acne scars. They’re super affordable too and won’t have you breaking the bank. Say good bye to hyperpigmentation!

Bu.Ke activated charcoal soap bar

Bu.Ke activated charcoal soap
Bu.Ke activated charcoal soap

Activated charcoal is so popular right now. This humble ingredient is being used in almost every skin care product you can think of and Bu.Ke wasn’t left behind.

The activated charcoal soap bar is great at fading stubborn acne scars and clogged pores. Bu.Ke’s activated charcoal soap is about 450sh for 100gm. The all natural activated charcoal soap is gentle. It works by pulling out toxins, dirt and bacteria from the skin leaving it fresh.

Sheth Naturals Rosehip Oil

Sheth Natural Rose hip oil

I bet you never thought of Rose hip oil. If you’re into clean beauty and organic products then am sure you have a few bottles of carrier and essential oils.

Sheth Naturals rosehip oil from their Mizizi range is about 1500sh for 125ml. Rose hip oil is loaded with skin nourishing vitamins, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and moisturize skin. Its best for all skin types and skin that’s hard to recover from scars.

A bonus, rosehip oil is anti-aging.

Femme Organics Green tea and Salicylic Acid Shea acne Cream

Femme organics acne cream

I accidentally bumped into this little known skin care product. The salicylic acid present in Femme organics is a great option for acne prone skin. It fades dark spot and scars while improving the complexion.

Green tea on the other hand is packed with anti-oxidants to help hydrate your skin. Helps reduce blemishes and oil production. Femme organics green tea and Salicylic acid is about 450sh for 60gm. The cream has Shea butter as its main ingredient. It’s light and won’t clog you pores. It’s also good with sensitive skin.

Know more Kenyan made products that clear acne scars; mention them in the comment section.