Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

Christian Louboutin Beauté, the new cosmetics collection from the red soled shoemaker extraordinaire, is finally here. The collection has kicked off with a nail lacquer range featuring a red and 30 other colours to be launched at the end of August. The star of the show is undoubtably Rouge Louboutin, a red nail polish that is the exact same colour as the red soles that … Continue reading Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

Beauty News: Checking Out Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty, the first beauty collection from designer Marc Jacobs, launched to huge fanfare stateside last year. It’s available exclusively at selected Marc Jacob stores in the USA and inshore and online at Sephora. I have heard rumours that it will be coming to the UK this year so fingers crossed. On my last trip to the USA, it was one the brands I … Continue reading Beauty News: Checking Out Marc Jacobs Beauty

Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

I recently went to Barbados for the first time (yes I know I’m a very lucky girl!)  and thought I would share a few travel tips. Barbados is pretty much picture postcard every which way you look. The sea really is that turquoise blue colour, no filter required. The Caribbean paradise island, though technically not in the Caribbean – have a look at a map it’s … Continue reading Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

London Afternoon Tea Wonderland: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party At Sanderson, London

Not being a tea drinker (team coffee), fan of dead flies (raisins) in scones or noxious egg sandwiches, for a long time I was not keen on the traditional afternoon tea.  However as they’ve evolved the more I’ve begun to appreciate their charms. There is something very decadent about taking a couple of hours during the day to eat cake and sip tea that really gets … Continue reading London Afternoon Tea Wonderland: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party At Sanderson, London

London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

Update to “London Beauty Tip: How To Get A Free Chanel Manicure”. Great news – I heard from Chanel that the Covent Garden pop-up is no longer a pop-up – it’s permanent! If you have any Chanel makeup bits to buy, read about the beautique and how you can get your nails done in effect for  FREE manicure at the first Chanel nail bar. Continue reading London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

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World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

When I heard about Ndani, a Nigerian fashion pop-up at Selfridges, I was keen to check it out because  A) I practically live in Selfridges  B) I don’t recall ever seeing any African country in the style spotlight to a mainstream audience C) It’s just lovely to see something different. The “tribal” trend is a perennial fashion favourite but very rarely (ever?) is there any … Continue reading World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

Chanel pop up Covent Garden

London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure

If you haven’t had the chance, do pop into the Chanel Beauty Beautique pop-up in Covent Garden before it closes at the end of December. Aside from the chance to be surrounded by all manner of Chanel beauty and exclusive fragrance goodies, it’s also a great way to get a free manicure. Yes really. How often do you get to use the f-word with Chanel? … Continue reading London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure