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Hey guys.As I type this I’m listenig to Ne yo’s song ‘Forever now’ and I’m here thinking how Ne yo can do no wrong.I think he always makes great music.His songs make you put yourself in his shoes even though you’re not exactly in that kind of situation.Speaking of music,I have had the chance to interview radio presenter/Emcee/TV show host Hailey Gachoka. Here’s what she had to say…

  • Having your own radio show. That’s a dream of many! How did you get to become a radio presenter?

 It is! Thank you. I actually had no idea I had the talent until I met Rae (of HomeBoyz Radio) at school (USIU). She convinced me to try out for the breakfast show at school since she was leaving. I got it and really enjoyed it, so I started looking for job opportunities in that area a few months later. I did voice tests at Capital, Hits FM (where I now work) and Kiss100. A year later I finally got feedback from Hits, and the rest, as they say is history.


  • How is the experience of hosting alongside JB (Masanduku Junior)?

It was fun. He’s hilarious and kept me in stitches for 4 hours every day, which is great. I’d never worked with a comedian before so it was a good experience for me.

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  • What are some of the challenges you face as a young female presenter?

I’d have to say being taken advantage of. You really need to exert yourself and show your employer that despite being young and female, you know your worth and what you’re capable of.

  • Does it come with any perks?

Definitely, we get a lot of free stuff like complimentary tickets to events. You also get a lot of exposure to everyone in the business, so  networking is way easier.

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  • Anything in the works for Hailey the radio presenter? What are your future plans?

First of all I’m not big on titles…Haha. I find them limiting. Because I’m not planning to stay on radio forever. So it’s just Hailey Gachoka, that’s the brand.I have so much in the works. TV shows, an events company, an urban clothing line, and eventually opening up my own media house.

  • First 3 songs on your playlist are?

That changes a lot, but right now:

History-Ryan Leslie

Safe and Sound-Capital Cities


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  • How would you describe your personal style?

It’s not something I can exactly categorize, but mostly urban, retro, hippy, and chic are the best words I’d use to describe my style.

  • On a scale of 1 to Coco Chanel, how much do you love fashion? What is it to you?

I’d say Coco Chanel! I remember not really caring about school and drawing sketches at any chance I got in high school. I actually wanted to go study art and fashion design at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, but my dad wouldn’t have it! So it was kind of pushed to the backseat.Fashion to me is an expression of the soul, the true essence of what a person feels about themselves.

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  • Love your hair colour. The cut is also amazing! Which products do you use on your hair and where do you get your hair done?

Thank you! I use Motions, Sunsilk hairspray, and TCB hair food. I actually do my own hair, but when it’s absolutely necessary I go to Ashley’s at The Mall, Westlands.

  • What’s your stand on weaves? Love or hate ‘em?

Or don’t mind ‘em?Oh lord. Ok, I personally would never be caught dead in one, but I don’t mind them if they’re done well and well maintained.

  •   Stilettos or wedges?

Depends on the situation, because I love them both. But judging from my closet, I have more wedges than stilettos.

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  • What are your favourite shopping spots for clothes, shoes, accessories?

I’m not really picky about shopping spots, because I shop all over. If I see something I like and I have the money, I’ll buy it.

  • Your favourite designers?

Internationally: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana , Chanel, Gucci, Jimmy Choo

Locally: Sara Karay

  • What do you think about the Kenyan fashion industry currently? Do you think we’re there or do we still need to work at it? Are we at the levels on Paris, New York, London…to mention but a few…?

I think that it has so much potential. The creativity and ingenuity is there, it’s definitely headed in the right direction. I would say we have a lot of work to do, but with the current players in the fashion industry, I have faith that in a few years, we can be considered as a fashion destination.As for being on the same level as some of the fashion capitals in the world, no. Can we get there someday? Yes, definitely.

  • Would you buy something for the label, or are you more after quality/functionality?

The old me would buy something just for the label, but now, I like to buy things that give me value for the money I’m spending.

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  • Which items do you never miss in your handbag?

My phone, wallet, lip gloss, hand lotion, deodorant, hairbrush, extra hairbands, handkerchief, eye drops, my mini make-up kit and some candy 🙂

  • Recount to us your worst shopping experience…

I don’t think I’ve ever had one….

  •   Your most prized fashion item is…

A pair of orange Prada wedges I got a few years back. They’re just amazing!!!:)

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Heyyy! Hoping everybody’s great.As I type this I’m listening to J. Cole’s album ‘Born Sinner’ .IT IS EPIC! Now for today’s post…It’s all about lipstick. Yesterday my mum told me ”There’s this nice lipstick I have,come for it.” I happily skipped to her room to collect my new baby…CHRISTIAN DIOR ROUGE #108.I’ve wanted to buy red lipstick for a while now and this couldn’t come at a more perfect time.Check her out:


I’m yet to try it out but I’ll let you know as soon as I do.


When I got this lipstick I realised that I’ve never done a post on beauty products and decided to do one today.A girl’s gotta post about other things apart from her outfits! I’ll be doing more beauty-related posts from time to time just to change things up.Today,I also introduce you to my other lipsticks,Sleek and Flormar.I’m looking to expand my lipstick collection of course.As you can see below,all my lipsticks are bold shades,I’m planning to have more toned-down and subtle hues like nudes,peaches and browns.

Meet…Sleek,Cherry Brandy.It’s not matte lipstick but sure lasts long.I love this lipstick because it goes so well with my complexion and it’s edgy.


I love love love sleek products because they’re long lasting and you can get them at a good price.I used to buy relatively cheaper makeup,including lipstick but I stopped.Cheap eyeshadow and eye pencil used to irritate my eyes and cheap lipstick used to last for at most an hour.It’s better to have one good lipstick than ten which only last for an hour.The thing with makeup in general,don’t compromise on quality! As Vivienne Westwood once said ”Choose well,buy less” .That’s my new mantra when it comes to buying makeup,clothes and accessories in general.

DSC00769Meet Flormar Supermatte colour #208:

DSC00775-001Its colour is  almost like a burnt orange and I love the texture.It also lasts quite long!

DSC00784-002This is my go-to lip product.Nivea Hydro Care.I use it on those days that I don’t  wear any makeup or I’m wearing strong eyeshadow.When wearing strong eyeshadow I like to keep the lips simple.


DSC00800-001And last but absolutely not least,meet Sleek Lipgloss(High Shine).It smells so good! It has a lovely cocoa butter scent plus it lasts so long into the day or night.I usually wear it with charcoal-coloured eyeshadow.Together they create such a dramatic effect.I also wear it on days I’m not wearing any eye makeup because it is a star on its own.


Just before I finish,here are some interesting facts about lipstick:

  • Lipsticks can be separated in several types – ordinary lipstick, glossy or glittery lipsticks, chapstick , moisturizing lipsticks, lip gloss and lip balm.
  • ”Kiss of Death” is a term that is commonly associated with lipstick. It was coined because of the “femme fatale” phenomenon in fiction, but also because some ancient civilizations unknowingly used poisonous materials for making of lipstick.
  • Lipsticks have expiration date and can become rancid. Storing them in fridges can prolong their life.
  • During dark and middle ages in Europe, lipsticks were often viewed as a fashion accessory of prostitutes and lower class women. The only time when it was used in high circles was during and shortly after the reign of English Queen Elizabeth I. (I nearly choked when I read this one :D)
  • For the long time in European Middle Ages, red lipsticks was associated with Satan worshiping(This must be the wierdest one)
  • Lipsticks can contain fish scales, and castor oil that provides lips with shiny film that can’t be smeared easily (I know I look like I’m trying to discourage you from wearing lipstick,but I’m not…honest! :D)
  • Clear lip balm is one of the most popular lipstick product in the modern market.
  • The most famous Actresses that popularized lipsticks were Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Some civilizations did not allow women to appear in public without extensive facial makeup. Japanese for example.
  • First swivel up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923.

*Courtesy of http://www.lipstickhistory.com


Wishing you all a fruitful week 🙂