OLIVA TWEEST – The Modern Afrobeats Musical To Show Live in the West End Is Back

Oliva Tweest made its debut in the west-end theatre in 2013, to a sold-out crowd and is back for a second time around on the 6th and 7th of September at the Hackney Empire, featuring a reputable cast which sees T-Boy aka ‘Mr. Don’t Jealous Me’ as the lead character, ‘Tobi‘…

Lancôme launch Grandiôse mascara.

Bending the mascara rules: Lancôme’s Grandiose mascara promises to give a more defined and enhanced curl than ever before. Lancôme has created a new brush designed to give your eyelashes more volume as well as a more evenly spread look.  The “Swan-neck” wand has been adapted to work with different…

COLUMN: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ and its blurred lines

Though I would not go as far as using the term ‘prostitutes‘ to describe the ways in which Nicki Minaj decides to present herself in her latest video ‘Anaconda’, I must admit that this video definitely has the lines between fun, playful and sexy music video to ‘amateur’, ‘hardcore’ pornography,…

White On White: Who said white was only for occasions ?

I’m sure you’ve all noticed that the white on white trend is one of the biggest of this summer. The trend has been seen on the catwalks in the past with designers such as Ralph Lauren and Phillip Lim dressing their models in the fashionable hue. Here’s how you can perfect the…

NUTRITION: 5 Healthy Breakfast Options To Help You Start Your Day

Making breakfast your first priority everyday really is the best thing you can do for your mind and body once you’re up out of bed! You have been fasting whilst asleep and a lot of processes and repairs have been going on. During the night your brain at times has…

Summer Holiday Hairstyles

We know that now the sun has arrived, you want to show off a cool, creative hairstyle.  Well, here are some styles you can do this summer holiday. COLOUR STREAKS To create this look all you need is hair chalk.  Buy online or at your local beauty shop. Before applying the chalk,…

FASHION REVIEW: Africa Fashion Week London 2014

A successful show tends to have indicators as to how good it will be prior to the start of the event and is mirrored in the eager anticipation from the audience  and Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) held at Kensington Olympia on the 8th and 9th August definitely did not leave…

Lovemaking vs. Sex: Does it even matter what you call it, isn’t the end result all the same?

What is the difference between making love and having sex? Is one slow and sensual while the other, fast and exciting? Or is that one is an act you perform with the one you love and the other you just fancy? Does it even matter what you call it, isn’t…

The £95 Moroccan-Inspired End of Summer Spa Treat

Prolong your golden glow this summer by booking a 23-Carat Gold Facial or an Arabian Oasis luxurious top-to-toe pampering treatment at The Spa; an authentic Moroccan style oasis located in Dolphin Square, London W1.  Delivered by expert product house, La Sultane De Saba,  the 23-Carat Gold Facial uses a silky gold…

It’s Notting Hill Carnival season! Here’s what to expect and the essentials you’ll need

Cue outrageous creations, bright colours, good food and even better music and you have all the ingredients that make up Notting Hill Carnival! Back again for its 50th Anniversary, Notting Hill is the only place to be this August bank holiday weekend. Held each year from the 24th-25th August, The…

COLUMN: We all need love

In light of the recent passing of the phenomenal comedian Robin Williams, I have put much thought to what would cause someone to ultimately give up on life. I am a Christian and therefore I hold the belief that we, each and every one of us, have been put on…

After-sun exfoliating treats for your skin

Whether you’re back from your holidays, planning to jet off or enjoying the ‘Blighty’ sunshine;  one of the best ways to ensure your skin keeps that radiant glow, is to exfoliate.  After spending time in the sun, skin can become dry and flaky so gentle exfoliation (and a good moisturiser)…

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is finally here!  During this period you may be jetting away to sunny Espanol, or just enjoying the heatwave that’s hit the UK.  Nevertheless, we’ve got the top beauty essentials that will make your summer the most memorable, EVER! Summer Fragrances Give me a moment, these perfumes are too lush…

Lights! Camera! Action with Cortez Vernon

In 2005, Cortez Vernon left his birthplace in Jamaica to pursue a career in graphic design in the Grand Cayman. As a graphic designer, Cortez’s role required him to take photos of products for the company’s print and online magazine, and that’s where his passion for photography was born. Pushed…

FEMME PHENOMENAL: Ronke Adeyemi on brown beauty and her role within digital marketing

Ronke Adeyemi is the founding editor the rising and encompassing beauty platform: browbeautytalk.com  - an online magazine aimed of at women of colour, bringing forth the best and latest news in skincare, body, hair care, make up and product reviews. When she is not editing brownbeauytalk, Ronke works as a freelance…

A Head of Full Wool: A History of Black Hair

Where did the story of black hair begin?  Too often we begin black people’s story with slavery—when we know full well that the African story began in Africa. Before Slavery Early in the fifteenth century, African hair was a distinct form of communication.  African hair spoke of age, marital status, ethnic…

REVIEW: Get On Up is captivating, funky and groovy!

Captivating, funky, groovy, entertaining, eccentric are not just synonyms attributed to The Godfather of Soul, Mr Dynamite – James Brown but also to his biopic – ‘Get On Up’ in which we see Chadwick A. Boseman impeccably plays Mr. Brown to perfection – making it difficult for the audience to not fall…

Hairfinity: The Hairway to Heaven?

The dietary supplement, ‘HAIRFINITY’, promises to help strengthen hair and promote hair growth with just two capsules taken daily.  From Elle Varner (Musician) to Toya Carter (Reality TV Star), it seems US celebrities can’t get enough of the hottest hair product to hit the scene.  Being proudly African my hair is…

Spicing it up in the bedroom

Sex.  The very mention of the word makes us all sit up and take notice regardless of the state of our sex lives or lack of. If you are one of the lucky ones who is getting down to some hot passion on a regular basis, good for you!  But…

Hair Review: Using Curlformers

I took some time out to try Hairflair’s Curlformers, a heat-free answer to creating bouncy curls.  Once you get the hang of them, Curlformers are relatively easy to put in and take out.  They are perfect if you are worried about heat damage and, if used correctly, can create a vibrant, flirty…

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