Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Taking a Moment to Celebrate Success

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Taking a Moment to Celebrate Success



Maybe its a quarter of a century thing - feeling as though I'm "running out of time" with a list of goals and dreams that just grows by the day! I know I'm not alone in feeling as though I am "failing" or not doing as well as I'd hoped at this stage of my life. Maybe that's pressure I've put on myself or maybe it's external, societal pressure. Either way it's not good and needs to change! 
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

5 Jobs I Had Before Blogging

Sunday, 13 August 2017

5 Jobs I Had Before Blogging




Hey Guys,

We've all been there- that waitressing job that killed your social life, the retail work tidying racks upon racks of clothes that people just chucked into piles. Those jobs we wish to forget and never bring up again... 

(Except for when you want to blog about them and all their horrors to your readers...)

Today I am going to give you a 'lil insight into my working life pre-blogging! At the moment I freelance as a blogger/ writer and actress, whilst working generally in the London theatre industry.

Ever wondered what life in retail is like? Keep reading! 
Starting at age 18, here is my working history; the best and the worst jobs, what I liked (and what I really didn't!) 
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

20 Ways To Treat Yourself!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

20 Ways To Treat Yourself!


Hey Guys,


With 7th Heaven celebrating the 20th Birthday of their amazingg Dead Sea Mud Mask, I was inspired to create a post all about self-love and pampering! And I'm pretty sure about half of these can be done all at once, in the same evening!

20 years on and it’s still one of our best-selling face mask across the globe! Deep cleansing Kaolin Clay is blended with a unique formulation of Crushed Dead Sea Salt, Seaweed and Lavender Oil. Skin will be nourished and soothed, leaving it feeling incredibly smooth and with a healthy glow. 


20 Ways To Treat Yourself

1. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure.
A classic treat learnt from all those Mizz Magazines and Sabrina Secrets! Keeping on top of your nail maintenance not only makes you feel good and put together, but is excellent for your nail health in general! Regular files and trims are great, add a splash of fabulous colour and you're on to a winner!

2. Pamper evening - Bath Bombs and Face Masks
There's nothing better than a Sunday Soak in the tub with the latest LUSH bath bomb fizzing around. Take some time to yourself, light some candles and unwind! Once those pores open up, a face mask is the perfect treat for your skin (maybe even add some cucumber slices to make it legit!) 
Used weekly, mud masks optimise your daily cleansing routine to keep skin super clean and less prone to blemishes and uneven skin tone.
7th Heaven are great for a Mud Mask, however, if you're like me, and really enjoy that feeling of a peel-off mask, 7th Heaven have got ya covererd too! This Dead Sea Peel-Off Mask is just as effective as it's muddy sister (but a lil less messy!) 

3. Make a plan for the weekend

Making weekend plans early on in the week gives you something to look forward to! Whether that's a Saturday night takeaway or drinks with friends, having that "light at the end of the tunnel" can really help that week sail by.


4. Visit an Animal Shelter
I love, love, love dogs! Head to your nearest animal shelter and spend some much needed R&R time with the gorgeous pups and cats. My local centre is Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
By visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats home for just £2, you're not only treating yourself, but you are donating time and a small donation to a greater cause, which is amazing in itself!

5. Indulge in a 'lil TV series or movie marathon!
Ask some friends for a TV show or movie recommendation, set a few hours aside, whip up some popcorn and have a great time getting lost in a new world! I love being able to forget about my own problems for a while and invest in someone else's - Jess or Dean Rory who's it gonna be?!? :p 

6. Read an interesting and uplifting blog article
There are so many amazing, wonderful, beautiful blogs out there and whether you are a blogger looking for inspiration or a reader looking for something new, there is a blog for everyone - seriously! Have a look through some Twitter or Instagram hashtags such as #FBloggers (if you're craving some fashion inspo) or #Bbloggers (if you're after some make up advice and reviews) or if you're really not sure #BloggingGals and #TheGirlGang are perfect! 


7. Buy a seriously decadent treat
You know what I'm talking about - the goooood stuff! 
I'm not gonna sit here and preach chocolate bars to you. You know what you like, go get it tiger!

8. Pretend to be a tourist in your local area
Leave your everyday cares behind and walk around the park or museums etc, as though it’s the first time you have ever visited. You're sure to stumble across something new! A lot of places in the UK have lot's of pop up things for different seasons to explore. I love London in the Summer and Winter for all the themed pop-up activities! 

9. Buy yourself a new outfit...
...or at least a new accessory!
Online shopping - the best and probably the worst thing to happen to the internet! It's so easy to get lost in the sale section of Boohoo or ASOS Marketplace. If you've been good with your cash and can spare a 'lil sumn' sumn' , have a peek in some shops or online for a new treat to spice up your wardrobe! And if you are on a tight budget, visit thrift stores or charity shops. My fav is the East London Thrift Store.




10. Do something nice for someone else
It's mutually rewarding! When we carry out random acts of kindness, we feel a warm glow inside. 
Buy your co-workers a sweet treat, buy a copy of Big Issue, donate to someone's Go Fund Me or Kickstarter, promote another blogger on your Twitter page or simply cook dinner for a loved one.

11. Give yourself the gift of learning something new
Stimulate your brain by reading or hearing about a totally new topic. I love using the Duoingo app! It's free to use and you can learn a whole new language within a few months! It's also super fun to play all the little games! 
Or maybe you've always wanted to know how to knit or sew? How about brushing up on your photography skills? There's a YouTube tutorial for everything these days!

12. Learn how to cook a new dish 
This is a fun one that can be combined with number 10! What's your favourite meal to eat out? Do you think you could recreate it at home? 
Home-style Nando's anyone? hehe!



13. Have an early night, just because you feel like it 
Put off the chores, errands and to-do lists until tomorrow, and just get into bed with a good book or film. We all deserve that from time to time.

14. Take a nap
So many of us are sleep-deprived, so 20 minutes spent napping in the afternoon may be just the refreshment you need.

15. Make yourself an uplifting playlist 
Download some of your new favs (and some oldies for good measure) and create some playlists. I love having one for "journey to work" or "before an audition" or "before bed" etc. And don't forget "before a party"! 

16. Buy some new bedlinen...
... or at least change your sheets. It will make you feel nice and relaxed at bedtime.


17. Buy your favourite flavour of ice-cream on your way home from work/school
Who says pampering and treats are for weekends only? Pop into your local supermarket and grab a tub of your fav icy treat! I love a good caramel ice-cream or I could also opt for a traditional ice lolly -all depends on my mood! 
When you're home, get comfy in some pj's and chow down! And don't think you have to share, because you don't! 

18. Get rid of any clothing that doesn’t fit or flatter you, and go shopping for replacement.
I love a good clearout. It makes me feel refreshed and clears my mind! I especially love sorting through old clothes, re-living the memories attached to them (good and bad!) and donating to charity or selling online. It's a great way of making a little extra pocket money whilst clearing space of things you no longer need! 
If you haven't got time to sell or take things to the charity shop, you could invite some friends over to raid your wardrobe - after all, it's recycling!

19. Burn scented candles
Treat yourself to a scented candle. You could burn it whilst in the bath or in your bedroom curled up with a good book (or blog post!) Candles set the mood for relaxation and that's exactly what you deserve!

20. 
Hot.
Chocolate.


Eb x
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Surviving Dating in the 21st Century

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Surviving Dating in the 21st Century


Here I am, in bed, at 3pm on a Sunday. Desperately seeking some kind of escape from the world, combined with a strong hangover cure, with just a sprinkle of unintentional therapy....

Gilmore Girls

Ahh, that's better. 

As my left hand reaches towards an open bag of M&M's and I load up the 10th mouthful, I am lulled and soothed by the warm, sarcastic tones of Lorelei and Rory... What an attractive sight, I'm sure you'll agree. Then I realise, it's been a long time since a guy made me feel as good as chocolate + TV does! 
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pretty in Pink

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pretty in Pink


Hey Guys,

Primark. Pink. Parrots!

In today's post, I'm showing you how I rocked an all pink outfit! 
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

THE Gingham Dress of the Summer!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

THE Gingham Dress of the Summer!


Hey Guys, 

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is yet another post about all things Gingham! 
I have been LOVING this trendy print for a while, and yet again H&M gets it right with this gorgeous dress. 




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Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Perfect Self Portrait Dress DUPE!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Perfect Self Portrait Dress DUPE!


Hey Guys, 

This month I decided to change up my online shopping habits. For so long, Boohoo.com had been my go-to site, but this time I went a lil cray and hit up Pretty Little Thing!

I got the idea after seeing this gorgeous dress on fellow Blogger Scarlett London's Twitter header. It looked just like a Self Portrait dress, but at a fraction of the price!



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Friday, 23 June 2017

My Primark Summer Bag Picks

Friday, 23 June 2017

My Primark Summer Bag Picks



Hey Guys, 

I hope you are enjoying this intense, sweaty, hot atmosphere, also known as "Summer" here in the UK! 
I don't know about you, but I have been loving this weather recently! The inner Fashion Blogger in me is screaming "Gingham", "Maxi Dresses" and "Basket Bags"!!! I have loved shopping (/over shopping) for summer this year, and of course, I made a stop in Primark! Primark are killing it with bags at the mo, so I wanted to show you this trio of beauties!
For a more in-depth look of these and more, have a cheeky watch of my latest YouTube video - Primark Summer Haul 2017!
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Gingham and Leather

Monday, 19 June 2017

Gingham and Leather


I am LOVING the Gingham trend at the moment. We can see it everywhere from High Street to Designer- this summer, we're wearing our picnic blankets! 

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Feeling Frilly in H&M

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Feeling Frilly in H&M



Hey Guys, 

The Ruffles trend - I have been wanting to hop on this wagon for a good few months. Since Blogger's went crazy for it, and I literally fell in love with Zara, I haven't been able to get frills off my brain!



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Monday, 29 May 2017

Pan Chai Restaurant, Harrods*

Monday, 29 May 2017

Pan Chai Restaurant, Harrods*



Hey Guys, 


This review follows on ever so beautifully from this post where I reviewed Mango Tree in Harrods. This time, I was back in Harrods, ready to yet again be overwhelmed by a taste experience at Pan Chai. 

Pan Chai is a South East Asian restaurant set in the food court of Harrods. No sense is left untouched at Pan Chai. Read about my wonderful experience...



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Sunday, 21 May 2017

#DISNEYXMAC Masterclass!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

#DISNEYXMAC Masterclass!




Hey Guys,

I was recently contacted by The Corner Shop PR team to join Disney and MAC Cosmetics on stage in London's West End for a masterclass I will never forget!
Here are some images from the day and a lil more about what we got up to!
Don't forget, I have a YouTube channel where I upload vlogs and all sorts! I vlogged this event and it is now live! I will link it at the bottom of this post :)
Let's go!....


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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Having a Monochrome Moment

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Having a Monochrome Moment



Monochrome- the timeless trend on which we can depend!



This month, i was inspired by the Marques ‘Almeida Autumn/Winter 2017 show.



Monochromatic tones and bold patterns feature heavily in this upcoming collection (which you can view full-size in this Vogue Gallery)


Here are my favourite, affordable monochrome outfits from my wardrobe!

I find myself constantly pairing together black and white to create simple, classic outfits that are easy to wear. Black and white also mix and match well as they can be paired with every colour in your wardrobe!
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

5 Things To Do in Rome

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

5 Things To Do in Rome


Hey Guys,

I have a feeling that we are coming to the end of my Italian blog post series (boo!)
I have, however, saved one of the best 'til last! Here are my top 5 things to do in Rome!
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

European City Break: Florence, Italy

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

European City Break: Florence, Italy



Hey Guys,

Welcome to another instalment from my 2017 Italy series. 
I recently spent a month in Italy, travelling from the north to the south. I have put together a few travel guides such as this one from Procida Island and this one from Rome! 

In today's post, I bring you a visual tour of my time in Florence. We spent just two days here, it was a quick trip! So this post is ideal for those of you travelling with time constraints!

P.S. Skip to the end for a link to my Florence YouTube video!
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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Mango Tree: The Best Thai Food In London!*

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Mango Tree: The Best Thai Food In London!*




Hey Guys, 


Now, before I start with this mouth-watering post, I feel like I need to state some kind of disclaimer. 
This post is likely to:
a. Induce hunger or...
b. Induce sudden cravings for Thai food or (most probably)...
c. Cause uncontrollable dribbling- so be sure to watch out for your keyboard!
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Street Style: Marvellous Monochrome

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Street Style: Marvellous Monochrome


Hey Guys,

I am back with another one of my BARGAIN FIND posts!

Would you believe me if I told you this jumpsuit cost me £3.00??

I had another successful shopping trip recently and put together this post to inspire your monochrome style and show you how affordable it can be to update your wardrobe. 

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Power Red: Styling Scarlet

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Power Red: Styling Scarlet


Hey Guys,

According to Elle, "Power Red" is going to be a HOT trend this year. From New York to Milan Fashion Week, we saw a lot of this daring shade from the world's top designers. I am a huge fan of this bold shade and have a wardrobe full of bright dresses to prove it! 

Here is a glimpse into my red dress collection, in a variety of styles and price.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Procida Island: Discovering Italy's Hidden Gem!*

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Procida Island: Discovering Italy's Hidden Gem!*




Hey Guys,


This month I was invited to spend 5 nights on the beautiful Italian Island Procida


Just a stones throw (or make that a 40 minute hydrofoil ride) from Naples, Procida is one of the three coastal islands (alongside Capri and Ischia)


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Sunday, 26 March 2017

So...? Fragrance | Victoria's Secret Dupe?*

Sunday, 26 March 2017

So...? Fragrance | Victoria's Secret Dupe?*



Hey Guys,


Last month I was super gutted to have missed the So...? Fragrance and JewelleryBox #PamperandShine Blogger night. I was in Italy at the time, however, the brand kindly sent me a few products to my home to try out! I already had some of the So...? body mists so I was excited to receive these new scents...


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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

2 Hours in... Verona!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

2 Hours in... Verona!




Hey Guys,


You may have seen by now (through my thousands of social media posts) that I recently spent around four weeks travelling around Italy. Two weeks of that was spent working in the north, and then the rest of the time was travelling from Florence to Naples (via Rome) 
oo err!

During a short break, I was fortunate enough to spend a little time in Verona! 
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring/Summer Styling in... Rome!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring/Summer Styling in... Rome!


Hey Guys,

Styling for a holiday can be tricky. Often, you have to wear the same thing multiple times and also find ways to incorporate many items in various ways.

The dress I am wearing in this post is the "Claudia" dress from Wolf & Whistle. This dress is the perfect day to night holiday dress. Rock it like me with some simple black sandals for a bright, beachy look. Or team it with some killer heeled booties or heeled sandals for an evening ensemble. The bright red looks fab in pictures and the lace crochet material is perfect for those warmer climates an sunny days! 



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Sunday, 19 March 2017

BonAppetour in Florence

Sunday, 19 March 2017

BonAppetour in Florence



Hey Guys,


This month, I was lucky enough to spend nearly four weeks travelling around Italy! I started off working for two weeks in the north (near Mantova) and slowly made my way down south to Naples (where i am currently writing from!) Along the way I have had some amazing experiences-which brings me to this blog post!
BonAppetour is a company who awarded me a Travel Blogger Award last year! Part of my prize was that i could experience a BonAppetour meal anywhere in the world. I chose Florence... 
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How I Survived My First Fashion Show

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How I Survived My First Fashion Show



Hey Guys,


With London Fashion Week in full swing and London Fashion Week Festival approaching, I though it would be appropriate to share with you how survived my first show!
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Falling in Love with... My Curls!*

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Falling in Love with... My Curls!*

All images by Reuben Riley

Hey Guys,


With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it was only fitting that I fall in love...ya know, casual...
And today it just so happens that it is with my hair!
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Street Style: The Long-Haired Jacket*

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Street Style: The Long-Haired Jacket*


An image of Eboni posing in an Apricot Clothing long haired jacket, black Primark trousers and River Island top
All images by Reuben Riley


Hey Guys,



Ever wondered what a llama felt like?

Today I'm showing you how I styled my Apricot Clothing long-haired jacket!


This is the perfect statement coat for these Winter-Spring days. I paired mine with some tailored trousers and a strappy top. Some comfortable black, leather, sock-boot heels complete the look. 

P.S. This jacket is currently on sale on the Apricot website! This is not a drill!

An image of Eboni posing in an Apricot Clothing long haired jacket, black Primark trousers and River Island top

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Street Style: The Jumper Dress*

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Street Style: The Jumper Dress*

Image of Eboni sitting looking into the distance wearing a grey jumper from Missy Empire
All images by Reuben Riley

Hey Guys,




It's coming up to "Wint-ing" - you know, that weird season in between Winter and Spring. The Brunch of weather! Although there's no avocado's or smoked salmon here... just a hot mess of inbetweeny weather that gives me a love/hate relationship with my wardrobe. 
I find it hard to look cute during these times, but recently, I found the Jumper Dress!...

This warm, cosy and effortlessly chic top can be worn in so many ways; with a pair of skinny jeans and sock boots, with leggings and trainers or, like me, you can keep those legs warm in some tights and thigh highs




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Sunday, 5 February 2017

14 Things To Do This Valentine's Day

Sunday, 5 February 2017

14 Things To Do This Valentine's Day

Image of Eboni wearing the "Hilary" dress by Chi Chi London.


Hey Guys,

I hope you haven't clicked here expecting a long, tedious (and probably overdone) list of "things to do with your significant other this v.day" because...


I’m single! 

Have been for four years... (though we'll just brush over that quickly...) And I’m sure Valentine’s Day was created to make single people feel just that bit more single (and couples feel a little more anxious of relationship expectations!)

But no worries, this Valentine’s Day post was tailored especially for you single guys and (especially) gals out there who, like me, are gonna take a day of loving your “special someone” into a day (make that lifetime) of loving yourself!


And while I haven’t got all the answers to your singledom (trust me if I knew how to find my significant other this whole rant would be redundant).... I do have 14 cute ways to treat yourself this Feb 14th!


So, grab yourself some candy canes ,throw them in the air like confetti, and be your own Glenn Coco! You go Glenn Coco! 

#teamGlennCoco



Image of Eboni laughing and spinning around in the "Hilary" dress by Chi Chi London.
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