Monday, 15 January 2018

The Perfect Manicure at Polished Dulwich

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Perfect Manicure at Polished Dulwich


Hey Guys,

Now, manicures aren't something I tend to do very often, but that might need to change after experiencing the perfect manicure at Polished DulwichI wrote about my last experience at Polished, where I had the pleasure of experiencing a mani-pedi combo. This time I was back for the gel manicure...




I love visiting Polished, on its cosy residential street which connects Herne Hill with East Dulwich. The decor is ultra girly-chic, the perfect hang-out for nails and a natter. Pink and pastels are the staple colour palette in this salon, which is probably what inspired my choice of nail colour...





Gel Polish Manicure

"A Classic Pedicure with a Gel Polish guaranteed to last for two weeks without dulling, chipping or smudging."

Gel manicures can be extremely useful during the colder months, for my nails especially! I find they split and crack until I am left with a hand of stubby, broken tips.
Not only can they be a great protection from the cold, but they last up to two weeks (when maintained well) so give the impression of having your shiz together, without having to literally have your shiz together; it's brilliant! Here I am typing away on a Sunday evening, chocolate wrappers to my rights, hair a frizzy mess, candles burning to cover the smell of my shower-less body, BUT my nails - my nails look amazing! 





I went for classic pink-nude shade inspired by the decor. I was able to choose from a range of Gelish paints. "She's My Beauty" was perfect with "My Jewels Keep Me Warm as a feature nail for my ring fingers.
Sindy expertly applied my manicure using a UV lamp to cure the gel in place. I even got a dreamy hand massage at the end which was honestly the best part!




What do you think?

Thank you to Michelle and Sindy for inviting me back and for my amazing manicure!


Eb x
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

5 Tips for Improving Your Blog Photography

Saturday, 13 January 2018

5 Tips for Improving Your Blog Photography


Hey Guys,


Today I have another "blogging tips" post for you. In July 2016 I wrote about how I created my media kit , a post I hope people found useful. Although blogging tips are not something I write about regularly, I have recently been experimenting with my photography set up at home, so thought I would share my top tips. 

This post has kindly been sponsored by Panasonic, who have recently released a brand new 4K Wildlife & Sports Camera! Features include up to 30k optical zoom, 4K photo and video all in a sleek compact design, making it the perfect camera for travel, blogging, and making memories. I think a great camera is important when it comes to my blog photography, but now I am jumping ahead to tip number 2! Let's start right at the beginning...
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Monday, 8 January 2018

Let's Reflect ... 2017

Monday, 8 January 2018

Let's Reflect ... 2017


Hey Guys,

2017... 

Well this post has been sitting in my drafts folder for a few weeks now. I had every intention of getting it up on January 1st, something in me kept putting it off, not knowing what I wanted my focus to be - should I recap my year as a blogger? Or list things I have learnt in the year 2017? What I hoped for from 2018? The possibilities were frankly overwhelming and the writer's block soon creeped in. 
Which brings us to today. Sunday 7th January, Friend's is playing in the background and I'm nursing a bad cold that has kept me in bed all day. I have made it to the sofa in the attempt to write this post!
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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Staying Cute and Cosy This Winter

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Staying Cute and Cosy This Winter


Hey Guys,

Just because Christmas is over, does not mean we need to start thinking about Spring! I believe that the art of being comfortable, cosy, looking cute and on-trend is an art that should not be over-looked! 
It is so easy to use blame winter as the month of getting the flu, not leaving the house, bundling up in hefty sweaters and over all, not making much effort. This year, I discovered that winter can be a great way to add another layer to my style (pun intended). So I put together this cute and cosy outfit that will get you out the house, keep you warm and satisfy your inner fashionista!



Shop this look: 












What do ya think? Feeling inspired for creating your own wintery outfit fit for a snow queen? 

Shop this look (or similar) here:




Eb x

All images by Justine Na
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Saturday, 23 December 2017

LOTD Mini Lookbook

Saturday, 23 December 2017

LOTD Mini Lookbook


Hey Guys,

I was recently contacted by the lovely team at LOTD to pick a few of my fav pieces to style up! I had a brilliant time searching through the website to find all the best bits and bobs. Here are a couple of the items I received. Scroll to the end for a link to a YouTube video where I talk through my entire haul!

P.S. Make sure you click on anything you like as most of the LOTD website is now on sale!

Shop the LOTD items:
















Shop the entire post:




Watch my entire LOTD Haul:


Eb x

(All images by Justina Naravaite)


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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I Shall Go To The Ball... with Debenhams!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I Shall Go To The Ball... with Debenhams!


"Why, it's like a dream. A wonderful dream come true."
-Cinderella-
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Middle Temple - London's Hidden Historical Gem

Monday, 11 December 2017

Middle Temple - London's Hidden Historical Gem

Hey Guys, 

I was recently invited down to Middle Temple, a historical venue in the heart of London, for a tour of the beautiful building, followed by lunch. 
Here is my little photo-diary from the day...
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Decorating My Corner Space

Friday, 8 December 2017

Decorating My Corner Space


Hey Guys,

When it comes to creating a cosy living space, I tend to work section by section in my apartment. My beauty table recently went through a transformation, as well as my bedroom. 
This week I set myself the task of styling this small corner space. I was helped by the wonderful Photowall, who are an online canvas and wall-art supplier. Make sure you keep reading for a cheeky 20% discount code!

Since we're on the subject, allow me to introduce you to my newest piece of art. This abstract watercolour from Photowall blends beautifully into the cream walls of my apartment. I love the grey and yellow tones that are perfectly coordinated with my sofa cushions (just out of shot). Although the greys are quite dark, I love how calm this print feels. 
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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Luxury Gifting with Amara Living

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Luxury Gifting with Amara Living

 

Hey Guys, 

It is officially December, which means a few things:

- Cosy Jumpers
- Pom Pom Beanie Hats
- Hot Chocolates
-Christmas Films
-Food (and lots of it!)
- and... PRESENTS!

I love shopping for myself, almost as much as I love shopping for other people! (I'm sure I was a clothing buyer in a previous life). So this time of year is one of my favs!
I don't know about you, but as I get older, I get less tolerant with crowds and queues and find myself turning to online shops more than ever.

For this gift-giving inspo post, I have collaborated with Amara, a luxury online store, who have kindly allowed me to choose 3 items from their website. I'd love to show you what I picked up and why, and I'd love to know what you are thinking of getting for your loved ones this Christmas!

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 Ted Baker "Confetti Heart Pendant"


This is the perfect gift for a sister or best friend. Rose gold has been the metal of the moment all year, so I thought this was the perfect, wearable necklace that is sure to go with everything. 
The hammered metal detail gives the pendant an edgy vide which is perfectly contrasted by the fluttery wings of the heart. 
I love that this also came ready to gift wrap with a Ted Baker gift box and canvas bag!


Elizabeth Scarlett "Jungle Leaf Pouch (Large)"


I loved this pouch as soon as I saw it! The leafy pattern is very on-trend at the moment and I love the Scandi-inspired design. 
I though this would be perfect for friends or family who love to travel or are away from home a lot as it is perfect for storing toiletries and make up!


Joules "Fairford Bright Purse (Pool Blue)"


Look at this colour! I was drawn by this electric purse. I think this is a great gift for mums or aunties. Not only is this statement purse gorgeous to look at but it's super handy as well. The many pockets and compartments mean this is a practical pressie too ;)
PS. please try to ignore the fact you can see me in the silver ball ball taking the picture in my unicorn onesie!



I'd love to know what your favourite item in my mini haul is? And if you celebrate Christmas, what are you planning to get your loved ones this year? 

Eb x



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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Styling Space Boots

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Styling Space Boots

close up image of silver mirror boots

Hey Guys, 

I have been loving a good statement boot recently! From my gorgeous red booties from PrettyLittleThing and now these bad boys! I must admit, when I first saw them, I got major Ariana Grande Break Free vibes, but I wasn't sure if I could rock them. Turns out, I can!


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Sunday, 26 November 2017

A Unique Christmas Meal with Mango Tree, London

Sunday, 26 November 2017

A Unique Christmas Meal with Mango Tree, London


Hey Guys, 

I'm sure we can all agree on the importance of good food this festive season. I am no stranger to "eating outside the box" and love experimenting with new foods. Mango Tree never fails to impress me with their unique twist on traditional Thai cuisine. I last visited Mango Tree in Harrods and wrote all about my incredible experience. Today, I am bringing you all the tasty deets from the Mango Tree Christmas Menu
"Our Festive menu launches this week! We are offering an exciting pan-Asian alternative to traditional Christmas dining with an extensive and diverse menu."
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Friday, 24 November 2017

Unapologetically Bold

Friday, 24 November 2017

Unapologetically Bold

Eboni wearing bright red trousers and a black leather jacket

When it comes to fashion, I have had one heck of a style journey! When I look back at my style evolution, one thing can be said - though I've not always been the most stylish, my experimental nature has always existed. 
From making a necklace out of Mousetrap board game mice (true story) to leopard print and kimono tops, I have always been true to myself and worn what makes me happy. 



Eboni wearing red pretty little thing trousers and a black beret



I like to think I have learnt how to dress a little trendier over the years, but what I never lost was my passion for making a statement. Wearing colours that some would call "brave", making statements and making mistakes. Fashion should be fun and creative and an extension of you. 



Red was my favourite colour from a really young age. As I hit my teens, it was purple, or more specifically lilac. Now, as a twenty-something, my favourite colour is completely dependant on reason. E.g. Gold and dusky pink or white and grey for interiors. But it's my one true love, red, who has managed to creep back into my life in the form of trousers, dresses, lipstick, tassel earrings and berets! 
I love how powerful I feel in red!



Red represents me. My childhood, my city, my style and my power!




I have never felt the need to apologise for my style or my choice in colours, but when I wear a colour like red, it is usually a conversation starter. It often goes something like; "Wow, I love your trousers! But I could never wear them."

Why not?

Maybe people feel afraid to wear a colour that is powerful by association. I believe the answer is in how you carry yourself. Allow the colour to affect your mood and let your mood affect the world. Never apologise for being bold.

Did you read this post thinking "I love her outfit, those trousers are great, but I could never wear them myself". If so, why not?

Eb x






(All images by Justina Naravaite)


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