My Life

Daily life. Insight into the my personal opinion on current events as well as information about my days out… Welcome to my world!

Barry M A/W Bloggers Launch

On Thursday 24th September, I was invited to the incredibly spooky London Bridge Experience for the Barry M Autumn/Winter make up launch. This was the first beauty blogging event I have been invited to - as you know your girl is a natural hair blogger through and through - so I had no idea what to expect. Lets just say any of the predictions I did have were well off, as this was by far the most unusual event I have ever been to... in a good way! Read on to check out what fun I got up to, as well as to see what amazing products Barry M have ready for the colder seasons...

The Lush #NaturalHair Event

On Tuesday 1st September, I was invited down to Oxford street for my second Lush* #NaturalHair Event. Since the event I attended last year, Lush has created even more amazing natural hair care goodies, so I was eager to see what products are now available, as well as have a much needed night out after my first day back at school! Have a look at all of the fun we got up to as well as all of the natural beauty at this unique event!

August 2015 Glowwbox – Review and Discount Code

It finally happened. I finally got my hands on a Glowwbox *. And not just any Glowwbox... the 'USA All Stars' edition! For months I have been envious of other bloggers who have had the pleasure of reviewing the Glowwbox, and it felt amazing to finally get a chance to try it for myself.  But maybe I should start from the beginning... what is a Glowwbox? Glowwbox is a luxury beauty package tailored to women - of all races - with darker skin tones. Whether you are black, mixed race, asian, arab or a delightful mix of the above, I am sure that you have at least once experienced the rage of going into a local shop and finding no products that suit your skin tone or hair texture. Glowwbox gives you the opportunity to receive a box full of haircare, skincare and beauty products, on a monthly basis, so that you can try various products before going to the shops and buying them! And the best news? Now I have the opportunity to give you the chance to receive your first ever Glowwbox for just £5. Read on for details...

7 Steps to Radiant Clear Skin

In my most recent video, I shared how I achieve a picture-perfect radiant glow throughout summer without caking on the make up. (Stand-by for the shameless plug...) if you haven't already watched that make up tutorial, have a watch here! Within the video, I briefly touched upon how I prepare my face for the make up, i.e. ensuring that my skin is clean and moisturised before applying any make up at all to my face. Believe it or not, on a day to day basis I barely wear make up. Unless I really really have to, I tend to go about my business without any make up at all (obviously mascara and eyeliner may be applied if I'm going down to the shops, but that hardly counts, right?) It hasn't always been this way. Throughout school I couldn't bear the idea of walking around with a bare face, and would spend 20 minutes each day applying foundation all over my visage. It was only once I realised that I was genuinely scared to be seen without a mask of foundation that I identified there was a problem. Once I began to follow an effective skincare routine I soon became more confident within my own skin. My skincare routine has evolved over the years, but I can honestly say I have never been happier with my skin. Now I'm not saying throw your make up bag out the window - that would render my latest make up tutorial pretty invalid - but I want to share with you my 7 steps to achieving a radiant glow without any make up at all! So without further ado, lets start, shall we?

Köln, Germany with my cousin Franklin

On Monday 3rd August I travelled to Köln, Germany, via the Eurostar to spend three nights and four days with my cousin Franklin. Franklin lives in Germany with his mother, and is a native German speaker, therefore it was like having my own tour guide! Check out what we got up to, as well as the vlog that we made (above). Viel Vergnügen!

Curly Hair Mag Launch

On Tuesday 28th July I was invited to the launch of a brand new FREE magazine, written for and by the natural hair community in the UK - Curly Hair Magazine. I met Chloe (@thelazycurls) in Stratford Westfields, and after a quick costume change in Forever 21 (don't ask) we headed down to Soho, to the gorgeous Grace Bar on Windmill street. Find out what familiar faces were at this event, as well as all the fun we got up to at what was one of the best natural hair events EVER.

Taliah Waajid Blogger Mixer

As some of you who follow my Instagram and Snapchat (both @theLondonCurls) may know, I broke my ankle at the end of May while running in a Tough Mudder competition. Just my luck, right? After six weeks, I finally got the cast taken off, and on Thursday 23rd July came the time for me to finally reintroduce my (extremely skinny) right leg back into the blogging world! At 8pm, I hobbled down to Junior Green Hair Salon in Knightsbridge for the Taliah Waajid Media and Blogger Mixer. Have a read of what fun me and twiggy got up to!

Aduna Baobab: Sharing the Vibrancy of Africa

Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving a parcel from Aduna*; a business on a mission. A mission to breathe the vibrancy of Africa into the daily lives of people all over the world. Aduna is building a smallholder supply chain in Upper East Ghana, one of Africa’s most poverty-stricken regions, to empower female producers to harvest and process their baobab fruits. They are already working with 1,100 women from 11 communities who are benefiting from regular income flows. Find out more about the company that is helping thousands, the health benefits of the baobab fruit and how you can support them!

Words of Empowerment at Curlvolution 2015

It's that time of year again! May Bank Holiday weekend; the weekend of two huge Afro hair events - Curlvolution and Afro Hair and Beauty Live. Last year's Curlvolution was the first natural hair event I had ever gone to, having only set the blog up a few weeks before! Now one year on, and with my blogger pals around me, it was time to come together again to celebrate the beauty of Afro hair. However, none of us were prepared for how eye-opening and empowering the event would be. Read on to see what we got up to at Curlvolution 2015!