Beauty

Beauty

We all deserve to be spoiled, not with gifts necessarily, but with love, kisses and hugs; regardless of Valentine’s day. Admittedly, it is a special occasion that serves as an excellent reason to celebrate love. I believe that more couples will make the most of Valentine’s day this year to spice up their lockdown routine.
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Beauty

Have you developed a lockdown skincare ritual? The pandemic has thrown us into an isolated world where self-care and self-preservation have become crucial emotional and mental stability elements. I realise even more now, that time is our most precious commodity. Despite the negative implications of lockdown—boredom, monotony, laziness—one of its key benefits is plentiful time
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Beauty, Product Launches

Stay in your lane or go home. Does it feel like you are living in a groundhog day of monotony? The national lockdown reality is that we must remain alone or within a tiny support bubble to save lives. The latter is painfully real, and to give up hope means you have succumbed to the
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Trending, Beauty

Did you enjoy part 1 of my gift guide? The good news is, I have more treats in store. The festive season is for sharing and giving. ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind,’ says Jennifer Dukes Lee, and this is the most famous quote of 2020 (in my opinion). The gift
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Trending, Beauty

The spirit of Christmas lives on, despite the stillness of High Street shopping and the absence of Christmas light launches. Such adverse times highlight the importance of relationships and, as such, enable us to make the most of every moment. For some, the latter is a means of survival. Confined to a “bubble,” we are
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London Scene, International Scene, Product Launches

Style is the best address, and a viable fashion product was the missing ingredient of my business model. I launched Style Icon in 2005, followed by The Lifestyle Collective blog in 2017. The two did not satiate my entrepreneurial appetite. ‘Great things come in threes’. I yearned for a new challenge; thus, Shades and Coffee—an
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VIP Events, London Scene, Hot Spots, Fashion, Favourites, Lifestyle, Charity

Life in the fast lane has slowed down remarkably, but it has not lost complete momentum, thankfully. The glamorous, high-paced lifestyle and the luxury of owning a few supercars still exist among some, despite the economic instability. Just when I thought the rest of 2020 would fall into further social disintegration, my hope was restored
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Trending, Beauty

Is there still a stigma attached to Afro-hair? Well, I have a hairstory for you. Throughout adolescence, my curly hair was a frequent topic of conversation. Fellow school mates would question my Afro-hair and make a grimace of disgust when I had mentioned how infrequently I wash it (i.e., every two or three weeks). The
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Beauty

All good things come in beautiful packages. Why not celebrate our coming out of lockdown, which commenced on the 4th of July, with a bottle of happiness? Ironically, the latter is not about alcohol but rather a bottle of perfume from La Route De Soie—”The Silk Route”—a luxurious perfume collection created by perfumer Linda Pilkington.
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Favourites, Beauty

As lockdown continues, I find myself taking each day as it comes with a glimmer of hope. A resilient mind comes with wisdom and great courage. However, the uncertainty of the future and doubt can test our willpower, such as in the current situation. It is fair to say that the social distancing rules have
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