Where Did All Events go?! A Blogger's Cry

 Y'all know I can get a certificate for my LOVE for events! Like really! I live for events of all kinds. Whether I am organizing it or attending as a participant...or even working on an event as a blogger,I get my Adrenalin rush and satisfaction through events.

Not in this era though :(... I have been observing the changes in Tanzania, and tears just run down my cheeks. Where did all my calendar events go? Fashion events....Music events....Comedy events....anything?! Arusha...Mwanza...Dodoma...Dar...anywhere?
 I yearn for the days when I had two to three events in a weekend, taking pictures and capturing fab moments and people, dancing to great music and LEARNING a lot of new things and skills. I asked a Marketing friend of mine from the Telecommunication sector, who were on the forefront with events, and she tells me their marketing budget is less than a half of last year's! Even product launches are not amplified that much,anymore!
 I decided to make rounds in fashion and beauty shops to see if anything happens there...Makeup shows, fashion pop ups..anything!....Well, the giants are falling asleep,that is all i can say.
 Remember when Juega Casa was hipping us almost every month?! What with bringing Mi Casa and Liquideep and all?...Well, it has been a while :(
 I knew I am really missing those good old days, when I even wish for World Food Day and the other kinda events...just for the heck of it!
 And even Basketball nights at B/Ball Kitaa are now a distant memory...a good one,but just a memory. When will we go back to them good events days?
Papa God ooo...hear your servant please....I promise, I will not talk too much about those who dress like Gigi warevaaaa ooo...Ameeen!


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Why I am NOT fond of Make-up

For years now, I have been receiving this same question;You are a blogger,why aren't you doing makeup like the rest? Well....The picture above is of me with only a hint of lipstick as make-up..which is what I do all the time. Lipstick seems enough especially on my day to day routines,where I get to do all that an Event Coordinator and Marketer does. I know I am too beautiful to hide all those great features in layers of foundation and blush...but that is besides the point....And that is NOT the main reason why I am not such a fun of make-up on a daily basis. Here is why;

I am a very practical person. Having to sit in front of a mirror for half an hour or more everyday,just doing my eye brows, it all seems too much of a hustle to me. I really commend all working women who can work up early in the morning, do their makeup to perfection and make it to work on time...you guys are phenomenon!

Most of the events I attend require me to look a certain presentable way...which mostly involves dressing up and doing makeup. Now, my problem is finding the right makeup that I am comfortable with. Above is a picture of me during the Miss Universe Tanzania finale in 2015,where I was part of the Judges table. Glam Madam did our makeup and this was the outcome of a much requested minimalist/natural look. Do you see my point?

One thing I always ask people who do makeup daily is,why? I only ask this to those who can not see day light without makeup...who can never let anyone see their true features without contours and brows on fleeeeeek!
 I believe makeup is supposed to accentuate your features and NOT transform you to a barbie doll that you are not....It is supposed to blend your color and hide those black spots,but not introduce a totally new skin color on your face and leave you looking like a clown :(. Above is a look created by Ndibs Style makeup studio, as I prepared myself to attend the EATV Awards night 2016. This day made me realize how beautifully featured my face is! Ooooh,I also found out that my face is actually darker than the rest of my body...so the makeup artist had to mix several foundations and powders, to get this look. I can't imagine doing this process EVERY SINGLE DAY

Yeah yeah...such a cliche,i know...But hear me out. We both know that makeups are made of a long list of chemicals, and every chemical reacts differently to different people. Now, I know there are "organic" lines and I tried the Luv Touch Manjano beauty line which is made of natural ingredients, however, my too oily skin is yet to find a perfect match. Trial and Error on my skin is a NO NO....thus,I choose to stay far away.

After all the blah blah above, I believe it is all about someone's choice. You decide what you want and how you want it...If everyday makeup is something of your choice....and not the pressure of looking like Lulu,Hamisa Mobeto, Wema or the Kardashians...then go for it! Still, if you are an occasional makeup user like me,enjoy! Not forgetting, those who can not see themselves using makeup ever....don't apologize for your choices!

At the end of the day, Choices define Us.

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New Movie Alert- TUNU

Tanzania's Bongo Movies Industry is evolving and I must say, I am intrigued. From the Ernest Napoleon movies of Going Bongo and Kiumeni, today I was introduced to yet another good work named TUNU. The story is quite interesting, check out this official Trailer

What happened to Mashoto? What business/work did he end up doing? Who is that woman at the end of the trailer...and the beauty along the river bank?

All the answers will be provided at the Official Launch on 21st April..

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Wedding Guest NOT Bride!! Dress Choices

So many weddings coming up...my friends are getting hitched! Now, I have been having a hard time deciding what to wear...especially to the more glam weddings like the recent one for my friend and photographer,Mx... That prompted me to check out the various ideas...not only for me..but for you too :)
Mind you that,you will need to adhere to the suggested colors of the wedding
Long dresses look more elegant,especially if they are flowy and of sweet colors like baby pink, baby blue or mint
In case you have your Mr. accompanying you to the wedding try to arrange something for him that will not only make him look dashing,but also compliment your outfit. You are either smart or casual smart...
For expecting moms,get your groove on! fringe works perfect
My ultimate wedding guest in Tanzania is Elizabeth Michael a.k.a Lulu
Be it short or long...sassy or classy..she does it all

Sometimes she just takes it too far....like really,who looks this beautiful at a wedding,and she is just a guest!!!?

Need I say more?
Looking forward to her wedding bells....

There you have it....

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Louis Vuitton Collaborates with Artist Jeff Koons for a bag series

Jeff Koons is one amazing artist who time and time again,has shown his mastery and passion for oil painting. This time,he reveals just that,through a series of designer bags by Louis Vuitton, whereby we are taken through an art history class involving the Kings of it all, Van Gogh, Titian, Da Vinci, Rubins and event Fragonard!
 Where to buy them? Well,this series will only be available on selected stores and you will not be able to buy online! Yeppp...
 Unlike the normal LV bags,these ones have an additional logo KJ,the artists' initials. Ooooh,did I mention that there are scarves as well? Yaaaas!

The mastery used to craft the art into these bags is just amazing! The launch for this series is scheduled for 28th April,2017.

You can check out more images through the Louis Vuitton Instagram page...

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M.P Giveaway Wednesday!

Its the second week of my Giveaway wednesday,and I have two dresses up for grabs. One is the below Amina Designs mini number which I wore at the KIUMENI movie Premier....

And the second one is the Asya Idarous mini dress made of Khanga

All you need to do is FOLLOW my Instagram Account and Tag as many people as you can,who can Follow back and Tag their friends too. The winner is the person with many tags. Remember, the account name is @MissiePopular :) ENJOY!

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