Nancie’s love for fashion began as a young girl with her dream to become a professional fashion designer, who knew that years dressing up barbie dolls in original creations would lead her to a career in the fashion industry. Her blog is an amazing webzine covering topics from fashion to lifestyle to fitness and anything that affects women in general.
I attended the Pink Lady and Hendricks Brunch last weekend and it was all full of vibes. Hendricks served amazing cocktails to accompany the food Mulunda made. The event was so beautifully set and it was at Lake House Tigoni in Limuru. The table was beautifully set and was set outdoors, unfortunately it started raining.
Growing old gracefully is dignified. Lines on the face express character. You’re conceited if you “get work done.”
Ultherapy is a state-of-the-art aesthetic procedure that defies these threadbare clichés. It’s the sole non-invasive FDA-approved technology that actually lifts skin on the face, brow, neck and under the chin. In 2009, the FDA also gave Ultherapy its blessings for reduction of crepey décolletage lines. An added perk is that it stimulates collagen production. Its effectiveness has been proven in over one million applications worldwide.
HOW DOES ULTHERAPY WORK?
Ultherapy employs ultrasound energy that tightens skin and kickstarts collagen renewal. It does this with gentle warmth that penetrates three skin layers. Ultherapy uniquely pairs with ultrasound imaging, which allows doctors to scrutinize the treatment area from within. The procedure requires no downtime. Go on lunch break and come back a new you. It non-invasively addresses many of the same areas traditionally done under the knife.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ULTHERAPY?
A good Ultherapy candidate is a woman or man, 30 to 50 years old, with aging skin on the neck, jowls or browline. Women with fine décolletage lines are a good fit for the Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment, as well. It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to extend plastic surgery results. Those who have severe laxity may need more than one session to experience the desired outcome.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN ULTHERAPY SESSION?
Before the session, your provider will put a topical anesthetic on the treatment area. If this needs to be augmented, you’ll receive an oral pain reliever. The treatment applicator will be placed on your skin. You may feel pinpoints of ultrasound energy penetrating your skin. This sensation will only occur during energy transmission.
An area’s size determines the amount of time needed to treat it. About 60 to 90 minutes in-office will generally be required for the face and neck, and a chest treatment will only take about 30 minutes.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER AN ULTHERAPY SESSION?
You can expect to dive right back into your daily activities! Your skin may be flushed but the ruddiness should fade after a few hours. Tingling, tenderness, or puffiness are also normal and temporary and should resolve within about two hours.
Regardless of Ultherapy efficacy, your skin will still be susceptible to the inevitable aging process. Several years following a session, skin again sags. Don’t worry. You can turn back time again with Ultherapy touch-up treatments.
Ultherapy is a powerful procedure that packs even more of a punch in tandem with other modalities: ULTHERAPY AND EYELID LIFTS
The eyes are the first part of the face that reveal the onset of aging. Wrinkles, crows feet, hooded lids and under-eye bags are all evidence of the passing of time. Sagging lids, if uncorrected, can also obstruct vision.
An upper eyelid lift makes eyes appear wide and youthful. Tightening the lower lid skin addresses under-eye bags, lines and creepy texture. Both procedures employ intravenous or general sedation and a discreet incision.
Ultherapy can effectively augment eyelid lifts. It amplifies the results of eyelid surgery, with no additional downtime.
ULTHERAPY AND VAMPIRE FACELIFTS
A Vampire Facelift is not a procedure performed by Count Dracula. Instead, it’s a cosmetic technique during which a patient’s blood is drawn and processed to isolate platelet-infused plasma. Next, it’s reinjected to diminish wrinkles and promote a refreshed appearance. It’s economical and takes approximately 30 minutes in-office.
Combined, Ultherapy and the Vampire Facelift have formidable synergy. For best results, undergo Ultherapy first, and the facelift 7 - 10 days later.
ULTHERAPY AND INSIDE-OUT LASER NECK LIFT
This may sound physically impossible, but the inside-out laser neck lift is a procedure which boosts and tightens the neck from the inside out. Laser fiber is maneuvered into the neck and fat is melted.
Like Ultherapy, the inside-out laser neck lift promotes collagen production. Each complements the other: Ultherapy tightens skin while the neck lift eliminates fat.
ULTHERAPY AND FILLERS
Ultherapy and fillers enhance the effects of each other. Fillers are minimally invasive injectable substances that plump up soft tissue beneath the skin. They permeate wrinkles, lines and hollows, and impart a more youthful appearance. When combined, fillers and Ultherapy deliver exemplary results. Fillers add volume and Ultherapy lifts and tightens -- it’s been suggested that in tandem, they simulate a facelift.
Want to learn more about Ultherapy and how it can be combined with other procedures? Dr. Stephen Weber of Weber Facial Plastic Surgery would gladly schedule a consultation. As a University of Michigan fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Weber is a member of numerous esteemed professional organizations as well as being well known for excelling in many facets of cosmetic plastic surgery, including facelifts, laser resurfacing, nasal reshaping, eye lifts and Ultherapy in Denver, CO.
I've been planning to redecorate my bedroom for the longest time and I finally put my money where my mouth is and did it. Being the holidays, this was a perfect time to shop and shop and shop for furniture and decor pieces since most stores have sales. 99.99% of the items in the bedroom are all sourced from Nairobi, stores in Nairobi and online shops based in Nairobi. I did this on purpose to show that we do have variety here even though it's not enough. If you haven't yet, watch the video first, then go through this post. You'll get to see my ratchet before bedroom.
For my walls I used Crown Paints Silk Emulsion in Pebble Grey and for my doors and wardrobes I used Crown Paints Gloss in Old Lamppost. My Fundi Pascal always comes through (0723205073) I've listed where I got everything, it's original price (if it was on sale) and the contacts or location or a link.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
EXTREME BEDROOM MAKEOVER - YouTube
I got the grey tufted bed, the grey tufted bench, the site tables and lamps from Odds and Ends. Odds and Ends carry very beautiful furniture that you wouldn't find anywhere else in Nairobi. They had a 20% off sale which ends on 31st December 2017. What I got from them fit my budget and they have good quality, unique pieces. Odd and Ends is located on Mombasa Road and in Westlands. Find their location here.
Adler Tufted Bed (Queen Size) - kes 70,000 after 20% off kes 56,000
Adler Tufted Bench - kes 20,000 after 20% off kes 16,000
2 Bedside Cabinets - kes 40,000 after 20% off kes 32,000
2 Bedside Lamps - Kes 20,000 after 20% off 16,000
Comfort Coil Elite Mattress (Queen Size) - kes 52,000 after 20% off kes 41,600
Since the room is primarily grey I wanted to add a bit of color and print with the bed pillows and cushions. The room is quite neutral and the basics are neutral as well, I'm planning on switching up the accessories every now and then to give the room a different feel. I got the cushions from different places.
Soft White Fluffy pillows from Tuskys - kes 500
White Duvet is a Kings Collection one - I've had it for a while now.
White Pillowcases from Mr. Price - Kes 750 for a set
Yellow/Gold Print Pillows from Lukinya International Ent (Green House Mall, Ground Floor) - Kes 5000 for both after 30% off Kes 3,500
Grey Blanket from Lukinya International Ent - kes 6500 after 30% off 4550.
On Ken's side of the bed I kept it very simple and added very few and minimal accessories. I added a clock (Beware, the alarm is hella noisy), a silver frame and a fake battery operated candle.
White Bedside Alarm Clock from House of Leather - Kes 1,000
Battery Operated Candle from Lukinya International Ent - Kes 800
Small Silver Frame 13 x 18 cm from TACC - Kes 575
On my side of the bed I wanted something different, I wasn't looking to do the same bedsides since we have different personalities. I like a little green on my side ( even though its fake). Some things are similar, like the frame. Currently my daughter is always so happy when she spots a "Z" anywhere, shes always like Z for Zosi. The Z lights up and it makes her so happy. I love the texture on the vase and the fake leaves ( The look so real)
White Lit Up Z from Elysian Living at Green House Mall - Kes 1,000
Silver Frame 13 x 18 cm from TACC - kes 575
White Vase from House Of Leather - Kes 1,000
Fake Leaves from House Of Leather - Kes 400 each
The bedside mirrors were a last minute addition and I'm glad I found them and decided to add them to the room. Since we don't use the vanity area, it was a perfect place to add family photos. I accessorized the space with small black vases, fake hydrangeas and white candles ( I don't plan to use them) To top off the whole room is the grey wall to wall carpet and the black metal chandelier. The wall to wall carpet I had before was going for 1,100 per meter sq but found one for 600 per meter sq.
Bedside Mirrors from House of Leather - Kes 1,500 each
Big White Candle from House Of Leather - kes 800
Small White Candle from House Of Leather - Kes 600
Sliver Glitter Frame from TACC - kes 600 ( Not Sure)
I did a Boohoo Haul via mall for Africa last week on my YouTube Channel and I was so excited by the stuff that I got. Mall For Africa is currently having a 1 dollar ships each item deal and I was not going to be left behind. Other than boohoo the the 1 dollar deal is available for a number of UK brands like Missguided, Next, Sports Direct, Shoe Zone, M&S, FeelUnique and other stores.
Currently the fashion stores have massive sales for the end of summer and this is the perfect time to shop for summer pieces. I bagged a number of cute, light, off shoulder tops, blouses, and some killer boots that I cant seem to stop wearing.
If you do decide to shop, you can use my code to save 15% off shipping Yasssss! Use Code: NancieMFA5 to save when you shop from any shop on Mall For Africa.
Watch The Try On Haul Below
I Spent 20K at BooHoo!!! Try-On Haul...WHAT DID I BUY?? - YouTube
I updated my old black wig to this fresh blonde wig with dark roots. You can view my old wig here. I got it done at Human Hair Centre. (+254701510370) I also added an extra bundle to make it fuller. Dyed hair is beautiful but it gets so dry so fast, you have to constantly deep condition it and keep it moisturised.
The world of beauty has several realms and I usually move between makeup and skincare. This year I’ve decided to take the plunge into the realm of fragrances. I mean.. I’m already SO PARTICULAR about what I want to smell like and there are very few options in the Kenyan market that I can say are affordable, accessible or even genuine (y’all know what I’m talking about!).
I’ve always envied major beauty gurus and YouTube stars who have table tops crowded with fragrances, for all kinds of occasions. One of my targets for 2017 was to step my game up (ALL THE WAY UP!) in terms of variety - and to share this experience with all my readers. Plus I’ve been using the same fragrance for 3 years now and urgently needed a replacement.
I got a call from Yves Rocher a few weeks ago asking me to stop by their store and sample some of their stuff, mostly makeup. Long story short - I walked out of the Westgate store with Comme Une Evidence 3-piece gift set! This fragrance +shower gel +body spray is bomb AF. And by bomb AF I mean.. It’s got that X factor that I look for in my fragrances.
I’m bias for rosy (as in Rose flower) kind of smell. It’s a simple fragrance but at the same time you can smell other complex notes. I’m not going to pretend I know what they are, because I can only express how it makes me feel. Comme Une Evidence makes me feel lush, feminine, confident and refined. This is definitely a fragrance that can be used both daytime and nighttime. And for multiple occasions, think wedding, church, baby shower etc.