Mornings In Zambia

Wondering about beauty routines in Zambia? Or the best Zambia breakfasts? Click through for Zambia beauty tips from two locals!

Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia
Age: 24 and 23
Occupation: Fashion bloggers/consultants, makeup artist and stylist, Economics and Law Students
Our alarms are set for: Kahyi – 5:30am, Key – 6am but snoozed until about 7:30am.
Wondering about beauty routines in Zambia? Or the best Zambia breakfasts? Click through for Zambia beauty tips from two locals!
Wondering about beauty routines in Zambia? Or the best Zambia breakfasts? Click through for Zambia beauty tips from two locals!

Our Zambian breakfasts

Porridge, made from Maize meal (ground maize grains), with a generous amount of powdered groundnuts. We especially love this because it is terribly yummy (!) and filling. We buy the ingredients from the local supermarket for about K30 ($5) for the Maize Meal and less than K5 (less than $1) for the ground peanuts.
We usually cook it ourselves (if we aren’t at our Grandmother’s, she’s the breakfast guru of our family) and it takes roughly 20 minutes to prepare/boil, as the maize meal and the grounded nuts must be a smooth and perfect blend of texture and flavour.
On days when we need to leave the house in a hurry, we typically have Kellogg’s Corn Flakes breakfast cereal, or ‘Bokomo Rainbow Whole Wheat Crunchies’ (with a large helping of milk).
On special occasions, most people will have the maize meal and ground peanut porridge along with the typical English breakfast.
Wondering about beauty routines in Zambia? Or the best Zambia breakfasts? Click through for Zambia beauty tips from two locals!
Wondering about beauty routines in Zambia? Or the best Zambia breakfasts? Click through for Zambia beauty tips from two locals!

Our Zambian beauty routines

We’ve been drawn to Forever Living’s Aloe Deep – Cleansing Exfoliator for exfoliating our skin after a hectic week. In addition to this, before washing off our make-up every (other) evening, we use Cuddlers Baby Wipes, because they don’t contain alcohol and won’t dry out our skin.
For make-up, Key uses her recent favourite foundation, Dermacolor and Kahyi is currently in love with NK’s deep plum lipstick. Like many Zambian ladies, we trust Dark and Lovely’s Olive Oil Moisturiser for our hair.

Our Zambian commute

Public transport on days when we have the luxury of time, or by car when we have to be somewhere quickly as Lusaka traffic can often times be a pain. On average, our commute takes about an hour and costs K4.50 ($0.75).
Thanks so much for sharing, ladies!
photos by christiaan triebert // avid hills

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