Lifestyle

Why I Love Going Out Alone and You Should Too

I've wanted to write about this for a while. The first time I did something social on my own (sounds a bit oxymoronic) was when I was 18. I went to see Wanted at Cineworld. At 18 I was anxious about going to the cinema on my own. Now, I will happily watch two films… Continue reading Why I Love Going Out Alone and You Should Too

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Cinema, Lifestyle, Race, Women of colour

Moonlight and Hidden Figures at The Electric Cinema

I just got in from a fun day in town. I did a double whammy. Two movies at the cinema in one day. This is the second time I've done this. The first time I saw Life of Pi at The Electric Cinema and Side Effects at the Odeon on New Street. I recommend both… Continue reading Moonlight and Hidden Figures at The Electric Cinema

Cinema, Documentary, Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics

Slave of the State – 13th a documentary by Ava Duvernay

I started writing this post two nights after watching 13th, the new documentary by Ava Duvernay. That was 2 weeks ago. I admit I was scared to watch it at first. One of my best friends brought it to my attention and commented how upsetting it was. While I am keen to educate myself on… Continue reading Slave of the State – 13th a documentary by Ava Duvernay

Cinema, Lifestyle

‘Fences’ at The Electric Cinema

I love the cinema. I am a self-professed cinephile. I am happiest sat in a dark room ready to be whisked off into whatever reality the film wants to take me. I'm overjoyed that there are serious films out this year that feature black and brown actors. Films that have been recognised by the Academy no… Continue reading ‘Fences’ at The Electric Cinema

Beauty News, Lifestyle, Op Ed, Social Media, Youtube

Youtube Authenticity – Is Your Favourite Beauty Blogger Using Live Filters?

If you're part of the Youtube beauty blogging community, whether you're a contributor or regular viewer, you need to watch Wayne Goss' video on live filters. I have to say I have had it with the degradation of beauty blogging. Initially, this consumerist uprising took the beauty community by storm because regular people were reviewing… Continue reading Youtube Authenticity – Is Your Favourite Beauty Blogger Using Live Filters?

Beauty, Haircare

RANT POST: GROUPON CONNED ME! MACADAMIA DEEP REPAIR HAIR MASQUE

Well, hello there. This was going to be an awesome review of the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. But guess what? I can't review it because Groupon sent me a fake product. How did this happen? Grab some snacks and let me tell you a story. My bestie and fellow black haircare obsessive raved… Continue reading RANT POST: GROUPON CONNED ME! MACADAMIA DEEP REPAIR HAIR MASQUE

Beauty, Cruelty Free Beauty, Drug store, NYX

Tame & Frame – NYX Brow Pomade

I swore I would never join the brow pomade revolution and I kept to my word until my NYX Micro Brow and bareMinerals brow pencils ran out and I had to make the trip to town. I've always used brow pencils and the Instagram brows that have exploded turned me off using brow pomades. My… Continue reading Tame & Frame – NYX Brow Pomade

Beauty, MAC, Mary Kay, Primers

If You Don’t Use Primers, You Should

Reasons you should use a primer: It will create a smooth base for makeup application. It will fill in any fine lines and make your makeup last longer. No more makeup fading away and getting patchy by midday. Your skin will feel velvety soft and your foundation will apply much nicer. You do need to… Continue reading If You Don’t Use Primers, You Should

Beauty, Black Owned Brands, Coloured Raine, Cruelty Free Beauty, Lipstick

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Tootsie

The matte liquid lipstick obsession continues! I now own three matte lip paints by Coloured Raine: Raine Fever (review can be found here), Rockstar and now Tootsie. Coloured Raine has released a brand new duochrome liquid matte lipstick called Jade and it is stunning. I have a strong feeling that will soon be part of… Continue reading Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Tootsie

Lifestyle, Op Ed, Social Media

Why You Should Stop Relying on Social Media to Keep in Touch

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Arguably the most popular platforms people are using to stay connected to their friends and family. When used responsibly, they're great. You can see photos, video and status updates all in one place. It's easy to see how your loved ones are doing. You don't need to have an actual… Continue reading Why You Should Stop Relying on Social Media to Keep in Touch