Posted in January 2013

30 DAY CHALLENGE

Have you ever wanted to add a positive habit to your life? I watched this video, a Ted talk presentation by Matt Cutts and it was one of those that-makes-a-lot-of-sense-definitely-worth-trying kind of talks.  Matt Cutts talks about challenging yourself for only 30 days, it can be; learning a new sport, breaking a bad habit e.g … Continue reading

CAN YOU SELL VIA THE SOCIAL SITES?

March will mark officially 2 years running Sheci, and I have learnt many lessons on this journey. It is sad that, the universities in Kenya, do not prepare us for what you get once you graduate. As a small scale entrepreneur in Kenya, I have to work twice as hard to push my products out … Continue reading

WORK-OUT EASY AS 1, 2, 3

Exercising can be monotonous and eventually boring and the result is, you abandoning your work-out routines. I always say, losing weight is not the problem, the problem is maintaining your desired weight. Erik Chopin the winner of the Biggest Loser  season 3 gained all his weight back! Here is a list of fun work out … Continue reading

SHECI: LESO&KITENGE BRACELETS

Leso and Kitenge bracelets are part of the unique hand-made women accessories that Sheci create. It is difficult to define the Leso and Kitenge, so I will show you how they look like This is a Leso A characteristic unique to the Leso, is the Swahili saying at the bottom. This is a Kitenge. The … Continue reading

PRODUCT REVIEW: CRISPS

How do you pronounce crisps? crisips or kreeps? Anyway, Over the past 3 years, we have seen more local crisps brands come out and compete with brands like Krackles, Lays and Pringles on the Kenyan shelves. Fact is, when it comes to crisps it is easy to draw the line between bad crisps, average crisps … Continue reading

THAT MANE IN WHOSE OFFICE?

Last year, I read this article by Kurly Kichana about official wear in Kenya, and it got me thinking, if Kenyan organizations interpret official wear as matchy-matchy suit, how will they handle natural hair? Let me explain With the natural hair revolution going on, people are learning ways to handle and appreciate their hair. From … Continue reading

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

I thought it is important for me to re-introduce Sheci. If you are new, you may not know what we are all about. Sheci is made up of a team of two people, Nina Kabbia and Cecilia Nyakaro and we make unique women accessories. Here is a sneak into some of our products We have … Continue reading

NAIROBI STATE BURIAL PROTEST

I heard about the state burial protest via social networks and I thought this is a protest worth my time. The protest was set for 10:00am, but I got there around 10:40am because of traffic from Valley road all the way to GPO. When I got there, I found a crowd of around 70 people … Continue reading

PRODUCT REVIEW: YOGHURT

Last week I had a bad experience, that put an unplanned dent to my boyfriend’s wallet (sorry J), but I am glad I learnt the hard way and can share it with you. Nairobi has a wide variety of yoghurt products, and the next time you walk into any supermarket, notice the number of people … Continue reading