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Have you ever wanted to get all your necessities with just a click, especially when you are in the comfort of your house? The introduction of online shops has made everything possible and easy. You can access a lot of your needs by just signing up into the sites, providing your location, and wait for what you have ordered as you pay using mobile money, debit, or on delivery.

There are various online shops in Kenya that deliver quality products without much strain on the customer. Once you have placed your order and pay, your goods are delivered in any part of the country. They offer great discounts and most have a money-back guarantee for goods that do not meet your quality or faulty. For local goods, most deliver within a week while global items take 2-5 weeks depending on the product.

Here is a list of online shops that can be trusted for the best services:

1. Patabay

Its location is in Nairobi Kenya, Moi Avenue, Kimathi House 6th floor room 605.

It is known and considered as Kenya’s best online shopping site. You can get varied offers at the comfort of your house at affordable prices. From all your electronics, smartphones, TVs, fridges, fashion, and home appliances.  Patabay has got an App that can be downloaded from your Android or IOS.

Patabay is considered to have reliable and fast delivery services. If you are looking for genuine and quality products at affordable prices, this is your one-stop-shop. It is known for its excellent customer and after-sale services. They deliver products to different parts of the country at a small fee.

2. Jumia

Anything you are looking for can be purchased from Jumia online shop Kenya. It is considered as the number one online shopping solution.

Jumia is famous for their ‘Black Friday’ season of great offers at reduced price.

They have unlimited offers and deliveries on various products on different seasons.

Their official stores have items from big brands like Dettol, Huawei, Ramtoms, Nivea, LG, Sony, and all trusted brands.

For all your orders you pay on delivery after checking the product and you also have the option of paying using credit, debit, or mobile money.

They have return policies whereby you are required to select the items you wish to return the reason and give reasons that will help to identify the issue with the product.

By clicking www.jumia.co.ke you can access their site.

Jumia has got the following products and services:

  1. Jumia global– the products are sent by traders located outside Kenya. They are flagged on the top right corner as ‘Shipped from overseas’.
  2. Jumia express– the orders get delivered to you as fast as the next business day on thousands of items.
  3. Jumia food– you can order food anywhere and get it delivered at your doorstep.

Pigiame

Pigiame is the leading online marketplace that connects you with the nearby verified sellers and buyers that you can trust. It is an online classified platform that offers a variety of products ranging from beauty, hair, property, electronics, garden, and kids.

On Pigiame, you find whatever you need easily no matter your budget. You can advertise your products and services on Kenya’s largest online classified by simply posting your Ad or registering your business with them.

Jambo shoppe

They are known as the number one online supermarket. With a single click, you can find everything you are looking for under one store.

Jambo shoppe houses everything you can possibly imagine from trending electronics like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. When it comes to trendy fashion, you will find everything from shoes, clothing, and accessories. Appliances that make life easy like washing machines, TVs, blenders, and other timesaving kitchen and small appliances are available. It is a one-stop-shop for every product under the sun.

You can shop from anywhere in Kenya and have it delivered at your doorstep or your selected pick up point.

If you are looking for a budget-friendly phone, newborn clothes, house appliances Jambo shoppe is the place to be.

They are involved with various brand products from Nokia, Samsung, LG, Tecno, Huawei, and Infinix, etc.

Jiji

You can sell and buy like on the local market but much easier.

You can post an Ad for free and find anything you are looking for in major cities and towns in Kenya.  It is more recommended to pay for delivery.

Kilimall

They are known as the affordable online store. They offer competitive prices on their 10 million plus product range. When you make your order, payment is done with the most secure payment methods such as mobile money and credit or debit cards. Buyers’ protection is guaranteed. They offer worldwide delivery services for over 20 countries and regions.

Body odor is a common issue in teenagers and adults. It is not very comfortable and might be an embarrassment. As we make movements or engage in strenuous activities, our bodies tend to sweat. Since bacteria are present on our skin, when mixed with sweat may result in body odor. Men are more prone to odor but you can easily change that.

Do you know you can lead a free-odor life? By changing your routine and maintaining good hygiene, you are sure of the best results.

Here is what you need to do to regain that natural smell, odorless?

1.Shower with Antibacterial Soap

Wash away sweat and odor-causing bacteria by taking regular baths or showers. Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap will help get rid of some bacteria as it helps with the odor.

You need to take time to thoroughly wash areas of the body that are more prone to sweating such as underarms and feet. Then dry yourself to prevent bacteria from breeding on skin.

2. Watch Your Diet

Cut out on certain foods and drinks. You are what you eat and some foods can contribute to causing body odor.

Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers, onions, garlic, or other spicy foods contain aromas that can come out through your pores when you sweat.

Drinks with caffeine or alcohol can also cause you to sweat more.

Try to maintain a healthy diet as much as possible. It may not be necessarily about cutting them out on your diet but rather consuming them in moderation.

3. Use Antiperspirants or Deodorants

Once you clean and dry, you can use strong antiperspirants on your underarms as they mask the smell of odor-causing bacteria. You can apply once in the morning or once before bedtime. These deodorants have a chemical, aluminum chloride that helps keep sweat away.

You don’t need a prescription to get a powerful antiperspirant. Look for ones that say they’re higher strength.

If you think you need more help, ask your doctor about prescription antiperspirants as some may contain strong compounds which are dangerous for your body.   

4. Do Your Laundry

Bacteria easily accumulate on used clothes and an unpleasant smell can stick when not washed properly. You should wash your clothes regularly with antibacterial soap to avoid the awful smell of odor-causing bacteria.

Fresh clothes helps to keep the body odor down hence a change of clothes often when you are sweating heavily is highly advised.

If you tend to have foot odor make sure you change your socks as well or you can use deodorant powders in your shoes or go barefoot when possible.

The best way to prevent body odor is to maintain proper hygiene. Prevent bacteria build-up through frequent showering and handwashing with antibacterial soaps to gain great-smelling and long-lasting protection against odor-causing bacteria for up to 24 hours.

5. Towel off Well

Once you’ve showered properly, Dry yourself completely focusing on areas where you sweat a lot.

It is harder for bacteria to breed on your skin when it’s dry hence you won’t have any stinky body odor.

6. Always keep yourself clean

You need to at least shower once or twice a day to wash away sweat and get rid of some of the bacteria on your skin.

When the bacteria that live on your skin mix with sweat, they multiply quickly and raise quite a stink as sweat by itself is basically odorless.

Washing areas that you tend to sweat the most helps in reducing the body odor.

Are you comfortable with the length of your eyelashes? Do you want to do something about your eyelashes? Every woman wishes to have thick and voluminous eyelashes. Lots of cosmetics brands have cropped up with products to provide an unending solution to the new beauty entry, leaving them long and thick. However, these products do not really guarantee what they promise.

Long lashes instantly lift your look while enhancing your features for a more stylish and gorgeous look. Having short, dull, thin, and shedding lashes can be uncomfortable for any woman. In most cases, women have resorted to false eyelashes, excess mascara use, lash extensions, etc. to find a solution.

Under grown lashes are caused by hereditary factors, aging, dryness on the lids, improper diet, poor hygiene, stress, expired or poor quality of eye makeup products, rubbing makeup roughly, and much more. Depending on what causes your issue, you can easily remedy them with tips and natural products.

Tips to make your eyelashes healthy, long and luscious:

  • Never sleep with eye makeup as it weakens your lashes
  • Handle your lashes with care as they are prone to shedding
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Use good eye makeup products
  • Be cautious with eyelash tools

Here are the natural tips to grow them wildly:

Massage

Who knew a simple massage on your eyelids can get you thick and lengthy eyelashes? Yes. This great practice improves blood circulation and encourages hair repair and growth. You can massage every day before going to bed, with or without oil for better results.

Aloe Vera

This miracle plant is ideal for hair and skin issues. The aloe juice is effective for strengthening the hair and its vast nutrients.

Squeeze a few drops of aloe Vera juice and apply it to your eyelashes. Leave overnight and wash in the morning. For better results, you may add a few drops of olive oil.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a widely used beauty product with unending benefits for hair and skin problems. It is highly penetrating and it prevents the loss of protein in the hair and scalp. It is an ideal product to treat damaged eyelashes while improving the regrowth.

What you need is 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and cotton swabs. Apply the oil on your eyelashes using the swabs across the lower and upper eyelashes and leave it overnight. However, before applying, ensure you wash your lashes with mild soap and dry them. You can rinse them in the morning.

Shea butter

The rich antioxidants, inflammatory, and Vitamin C prevent free radical damage and boosts collagen which thickens and improves your eyelashes growth.

You need to melt the Shea butter and apply it on your lower and upper eyelashes and leave it overnight.

Egg mask

Eggs are rich in vitamins and biotin. These components help strengthen your eyelashes and prevent hair from falling.

To create the mask, mix 1 egg and 1tablespoon of petroleum jelly and apply it to your eyelashes. You can do this 3-4 times a week for the best results.

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is effective for retaining moisture and soothing. They heal your damaged cells and scalp. It applies the same to eyelashes.

For the best results, apply petroleum jelly with a finger or a clean brush before going to bed. Leave it on and wash in the morning.  Avoid contact with eyes.

Vitamin E

It contains a compound, tocotrienol which helps increase the number of hair strands. This powerful oxidant is effective in reducing the oxidative damage which leads to tremendous loss of hair. Vitamin E strengthens the lashes, increases circulation, and prevents unnecessary shedding.

Break the capsule to extract the oil. Massage it on the upper and lower lids for 5-10 minutes daily. Leave it overnight and wash in the morning.

Olive Oil

With the phenolic compound, you are able to increase hair growth. Olive oil is effective for skin issues as well as hair.

For thick eyelashes, apply 4 drops of olive oil on cotton swabs onto the lower and upper lashes, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

These are natural ways you can use to regrow your eyelashes and keep them healthy. For the best results, you need to have consistency and patient. You should not expect to get positive results overnight. Moreover, you should these products contact with the eyes.

Do you find it hard-wearing your cute little dress and booty shorts due to cellulite? Are you embarrassed by your cellulite? Cellulite is a common issue that affects 90% of women worldwide. What is cellulite? It is the fat lumps deposited under the skin, mainly on the back, thighs, and bums.

Women are sensitive to their bodies and will easily get affected if everything does not reach their beauty standards. Those with cellulite are embarrassed and try as much as possible to cover them fully or get surgery or cosmetic products. In most cases, they lose confidence and reduced self-esteem due to this ‘imperfection’.

They come as a result of genetic issues and lifestyle factors including improper diet and sedentary lifestyle. However, with a few changes and patience, you are sure of rocking your short outfit anytime.  

Here is what you can do:

Lose weight        

Extra weight makes your cellulite more visible or showing. To make it disappear, consider taking on a weight loss routine that helps you lose weight gradually. Exercises such as swimming, running, and cardio work well with patience and consistency. It is recommended you avoid the instant weigh loss programs as that makes your cellulite worse with saggy skin.

Massage the dimpled zone   

Truly identify the areas with cellulite and ensure to include five minutes in your beauty routine to massage the spots with your lotion or petroleum jelly. Massage is meant to improve your blood flow and release excess fluid which tends to make your dimples less noticeable

Use products with retinol

When you decide to resort to creams to help with cellulite, choose one with retinol. This property gives your skin a smooth feel and a fresh look. To start seeing results, apply it for almost 6 months and the retinol content in your cream should be 0.3%. Retinol thickens your skin’s outer layer while helping you cover the bumpy areas underneath.

Drink water

This is the easiest and affordable solution to your cellulite. Water is not only for keeping your body hydrated but keeps toxins out of your system while encouraging great blood flow around your body.

Eat healthy food

Ensure your diet comprises of a lot of leafy greens. It is recommended you take a half serving of proteins and carbohydrates while the other half should consist of salads, fruits, vegetables, and smoothies. Avoid junk food, carbonated drinks, fatty foods, alcohol, refined carbs, and excess sugar intake as they contribute to increased body fat stores resulting in cellulite.

Traveling on budget in Kenya

Do you know anyone can travel? When it comes to traveling, you do not have to have a lot of money for you to travel across the country. If you are a travel enthusiast, you are aware of what traveling is and what is required to make the best out of your vacation.

For a better vacation, you need to make prior plans on accommodation, means of transport, and food. Travelling is fun and memorable if you stick to your budget. You do not wish to splash out all your savings when you have the option of saving more with budget-friendly travel packages.

The success of a journey should be evident when your trip comes to an end and you are relaxed with a few coins left in your wallet. A better plan should always be in place before boarding that plane or bus.

To make it simpler yet convenient, include these tips for better travels:         

Affordable accommodation

With these social media craze, one wants to pass across the image that they are successful and end up choosing to book very popular and expensive hotels to stay in. This is tricky when you are traveling on a budget ad wish to have fun at a lower case. Find your self nice hotels with affordable prices and let fun find you wherever you are.

Do hotel bookings early

When it comes to making hotel reservations, try early booking. Most hotels offer discounts to clients who book earlier as compared to last-minute customers who book on arrival. Those who book late tend to pay more as they are in desperate need of where to stay.

Travel during low seasons

When you plan to travel during the important holidays like Christmas and Easter, expect to spend a lot of money as it’s the peak season with many people traveling. In most cases, bus tickets, plane tickets, and hotel reservations prices hikes up leading you to spend more. Plan your vacation during odd months with fewer people traveling as it will save you some cash and create more memories with less crowded areas, such as the beach.

Use public means of transport

The temptation to use your car or rent one when going on a trip is high. Probably, what you have in your mind is, you driving that car will be more comfortable and fun. Without thinking of the cost to incur when fueling or repairing in case of break down. As much as you may feel public transport is uncomfortable, that’s not the case. You got to interact and enjoy the view without thinking of more costs and responsibilities. You will relax and enjoy the scenery, by the way, driving is tiring and that’s not what you need now!

Carry your own food and water

When you know you are traveling on a budget, it is recommended you carry your own snacks and water. With an already packed lunch, you are sure you will not spend more on reveler hotels which are quite costly during your road trip or short rides.

Travel in groups

Traveling in groups will save you more. As you need to co-share on the costs, the probability of spending more is null. If you do not know how to create a traveling group, you can link up with your friends to go on a vacation or join travel groups on social media like Facebook to make friends and organize your travels. You will create memories and enjoy the experience with more fun. As a group, you may receive an eateries discount which is cool, right?

Unemployment is one of the biggest menaces we are fighting as Kenyans in2020. Most youths are finding it hard to transition from school to the job market. This is mostly due to the lack of opportunities in the already crowded market. On the other hand, companies and other employers are at crossroads selecting the most qualified job seekers with endless CVs and great potential.

The internet has become the savior of jobseekers and employers. With a crowded job sector, there are still a whole lot of opportunities for a few more. These websites give job seekers an opportunity to find their desired jobs, gain new skills and knowledge through job courses, career advice, and so on. They also save employers from going through a million CVs to find an employee with the potential and skills required.

Here is a list of job websites in Kenya you can use to find jobs that suit your skills and passion at no added cost:

Stars classifieds

This is a product of the star newspaper. This job website gives one an opportunity to look for work and that’s not only in Kenya but also those who want to dare abroad. The site’s requirement is to sign in so as to access the jobs. However, you can still access job opportunities without signing up. It has offered a variety of jobs from sales marketing etc.

Campus biz

This is a website flocked with students and recently graduated comrades who are looking for internships, attachments, and entry levels jobs as a start to grow their desired careers. You only require signing up and creating an account with them. The good news is that they have a lot of categories one can choose from in regards to one that will propel you to achieve your career goals. Moreover, it’s free.

Brighter Monday

It’s among the leading East African job websites which equal the highest number of job seekers and employers in its database. Its origin of the foundation is in Kenya and founded by Ringier One Africa Media. You get the most out of this website when you sign up or create an account.

Here, job seekers benefit from CV training, career planning, personality assessments, etc.  It also offers courses to get you equipped with skills that will get you a job depending on the industry, location in relation to country and city, and job activities. Ardent job seekers should subscribe to daily alerts of vacancies in their emails.

FUZU

When you want to search for work on this website, you should create an account or sign up using your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google accounts. When you are logged in job seekers are given a platform to learn and develop themselves.

FUZU offers free courses and insights on your career path from planning to grow. This website has a wide variety of categories from jobs, your location, work experience, interests, qualification, and many more. It has partnerships with Accenture which offer a high variety of courses to build a job seeker with skills.

Ajira Kenya

This website prides itself on the association of the government as it was created by the government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology to empower the Kenyan youths to access digital jobs. Here, the youth are given free online training which will help job seekers find their interest in online work.

Ajira can be termed as the one-stop shop when it comes to amazing online job opportunities like local work in writing, engineering, architecture, software development, web development, graphic design, creative work, and many more.

Jobs in Kenya.co.ke

It is known to be the best site for jobs for the Kenyan people. It has information on jobs from various departments from the engineering department, HR medical, social media, and more. All you have to do is send the job advert if you are a job seeker or employee and it will be advertised for free. You can reach them at jobsinkenya@gmail.com.

When using these websites, ensure you are not duped. Do not pay for any job offers as there are many cons waiting to prey on innocent desperate job seekers.