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Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy

As a parent, there are certain situations that leave you jumping for joy. Recently, this child of mine has left me feeling all kinds of proud and the only way to express the sheer joy I felt was to…

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Liquid lipsticks have created a big wave in the beauty world. Every brand from MAC to Revlon have dipped their toes in the water. I’ve tried my fair share, however Stila’s variant is the most expensive so far at…

Gucci Marmont Loafer

Gucci Marmont Loafer

Being a journalist is fun and sometimes it can be glam but let me tell you right now, I don’t earn big bucks. That said, my pocket can only stretch so far. When it comes to style, in recent…

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask

The Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask has become a staple in my skincare routine ever since I tried it early last year. My skin has the tendency of looking extremely dehydrated whenever I don’t drink enough water. This tends…

Wedge Issue Pizza

Wedge Issue Pizza

I’ve said it numerous times that I have a weakness for sweet potato fries, well you can add Pizza to that list. The thought of pizza leaves my mouth watering so much it would  create a flood in The…

Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl

Bumble and bumble Bb Curl

One of the perks of my job is that I get to hear about and try out products even before they’ve launched. This month, one of the products to land on my desk is the new Bumble and bumble Bb Curl…

Neighbourhood Restaurant Stratford

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood – an aptly named restaurant in the heart of East London’s latest neighbourhood, The Olympic Village. Following my visit to the newbie eatery by Faucet Inn in Stratford, I understood straightaway where the name comes from. The decor…

Heelys

Heelys // Skates.co.uk

In case you didn’t get the memo, skate culture is in! Kids all over the world are donning their best skates in all different shapes and sizes and hitting the streets. Back to the Future predicted that hoverboards were…

Rocket Bishopgate

Rocket Bishopsgate

Good food and great service – that’s what I look for in the restaurants I visit. On Saturday after I attended the first ever Afternoon Tea in Ankara with Temi Otedola, followed by a date with the hubby at…

Sofn’Freen’Pretty

Sofn’Freen’Pretty CoCo Curl Up

Sofn’Free is range of hair care  products that I’m very familiar with. Their Curl Activator Lotion used to be my must-have back in the day. To my surprise though, I had never tried the Sofn’Freen’Pretty range for kids. As a mother to…

Zoeva Classic Brush Review

I still consider myself a newbie in the make-up world. When I first started wearing make up, I used to use a brush set from Sephora before moving on to the more talked about Real Techniques brushes. I loved my…

Shades of Red // Lipsticks

Although some women of colour steer clear of red lipsticks, I on the other hand am all for it. As they say if you’ve got it, flaunt it so thats exactly what I do. I enjoy putting my lips in…

Bargainista Fashionista

The January sales have heightened my shopping addiction. However, to keep my spending to a minimum, I do two things – imagine 3 different way I’d way the item I covet and only buy it if it’s truly worth…

A Year in Outfits

A Year in Outfits

We are two weeks into the new year and I am still in reflective mode. A Year in Outfits is a post I started doing a couple of years ago as a way to see how my style has…

this works

this works sleep plus pillow spray

According to new research, the average UK adult only manages five hours of sleep per night even though the recommended amount is almost double that! If like me you dream about catching the recommended about of zzz then I think…

GOALS

Goals

My oh my, 2016 is here. I know its cliche to say but where did the time go? Last year flew by. Literally. Like 2015, this year has started of with a big bang… and you know what they say,…

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream

‘Hydrate’ is a word we hear and see a lot of in the beauty industry. From the hydrating serum to the hydrating lip balm. Today, I present to you the tinted hydrating gel cream by bareMinerals. When a colleague recently declared…

Clarks Desert Boots

My first job was in Clarks and everytime during my shifts, I’d stand and admire as parents waltz in – kids in tow to get their feet measured and buy a new pair of shoes. I’m not going to…

@rudieslondon

Rudie’s

In the past, my happy place used to be at home, in my bed, watching TV and eating popcorn. But now my happy place is in a restaurant eating my weight in food. Whether I’m with friends, family or on…

The Perfect Leather Jacket

If I recall correctly, it was about four years ago that I discovered my perfect leather jacket. The fit, the style and the price was simply perfect. You can imagine the sadness I felt when said leather jacket fell…

Jamie’s Italian – Kids Eat Free

Ciao Bella! I’m not going to lie, that is probably the only Italian I know. That and Buongiorno of course.  Do you ever walk past a restaurant and think, oh, I would love go there one day? Well, that’t…

#CharliXCX4Boohoo

#CharliXCX4Boohoo

At 23, Charli XCX exudes the kind of confidence I wish I had at that age, maybe even now. She wears what she wants regardless of how risqué it may be. Her song Boom Clap is constantly on replay,…

Prescription Sunglasses

Following my visit in 2012, which I reviewed, I went back to Specsavers for an eye test and a new pair of glasses. This time however, I opted for a pair of prescription sunglasses by Cheap Monday. For as…

ASOS Saved Items

ASOS Saved Items

I have a problem, in fact, it’s somewhat of an addiction now. My ASOS saved items section is never empty. Whenever I’m bored, I just browse ASOS. I know fully well that I’m not going to purchase anything but…

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review

I’m not a full coverage foundation kinda girl but after using this Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, I don’t see myself going back to my beloved Sleek BB cream. The last full coverage foundation I used was by MAC Cosmetics…