Wednesday, 18 October 2017

#BHM | My Top 10 Mixed Race Bloggers

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

#BHM | My Top 10 Mixed Race Bloggers



I have recently been addressing some important topics on my social media and blog, such as race, diversity and embracing myself. I am proud to be one of the few curly-haired, mixed race Bloggers/YouTubers. 
When I first started blogging back in March 2016, I would straighten my hair for blog shoots and try to westernise my appearance in order to fit in with the beautiful, swishy-haired bloggers I had come to know. 
Within the past year, I decided enough was enough, I wanted to embrace my afro-heritage more than ever. This was one of the best and most significant moments of my life. 
With Black History Month in full swing, I thought this was a great time to share with you the mixed-race women who inspire me:


My Top 10 Mixed Race Bloggers



This Essex-born beauty oozes confidence and style as second nature. I love keeping up to date with Charnelle via Instagram (especially when it's filled with her holiday snaps!)



When I think of Elie, I think of her beautiful freckles, enviable travel snaps and amazing selfies! This London gal writes super thoughtful blog posts, complimented by an amazing lifestyle/beauty/fashion Instagram feed. 



Goodness, I love this woman! I only discovered Courtney this year, but I must have scrolled through at least 2 years worth of photos on her STUNNING Instagram timeline. Whether I am watching her Instastories coverage of NYFW or lusting after her beautiful dresses, this ray of American sunshine makes me ashamed of the black in my wardrobe!



Samantha is a brilliant YouTuber, Fashion Blogger, Mother and Wife! I am constantly lusting after her effortless expertise when it comes to styling her home and her collected, calm, chatty videos. 



I found Ghenet's account through other Blogger's pages, and I am so glad I did! This smily beauty oozes so much style and happiness. I love her perfect ratio of fashion pics, to cat pics, to food flat lays on Instagram!



Lesley has a huggee following on Instagram and it's not hard to see why. I find it hard to scroll through her feed without feeling inspired. 

7. Kumbearxo


Kumba is not only an amazing blogger, but a lovely person too! She puts together such easy, wearable outfits and takes a mean interior shot too ;) If you are looking for things to see and do in Scotland, head straight to her blog, she has you covered! 



Ahh this girl! Eva is one of the most beautiful people I have ever *not yet* met, on the inside and out. I liivvee for her chatty Instastories and look forward to her YouTube videos. Although we haven't known each other for very long, she is so supportive of me and I appreciate it so so much!
P.S. This girl rocks a baker boy hat like no one else! 




Nikita rocks the stylish street style perfectly. Her Instagram aesthetic is gorgeously curated in a minimalist style. She deserves way more followers!



This beautiful, Belgian influencer has only recently crossed my path but I fell instantly in love with her feed. Sainabou loves to travel and her pictures show it! I can't wait to see what is coming next...!

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I'm sure you'll agree, these gorgeous gals create some amazing content. Give these wonderful women a follow! If I have missed anyone out, please send their blogs/Instagram's/YT Channels my way so we can continue the support!

Eb x
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

London Fashion Week Festival 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017

London Fashion Week Festival 2017


Hey Guys, 

Last week, I was kindly invited by Newby Teas to be a VIP Luxe guest with them at London Fashion Week Festival 2017!
Held at The Store Studios, Strand, this huge bi-annual event ran over four fashion-filled days!
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Chocolate Making Workshop with Red Letter Days

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Chocolate Making Workshop with Red Letter Days


Hey Guys,

This week I had the pleasure of attending a tasty event courtesy of Red Letter Days UK. Be prepared for this drool-worthy post, enough to summon your inner chocolate-demon for a quick trip to the local supermarket!
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

5 Tips For Styling Black

Sunday, 24 September 2017

5 Tips For Styling Black


Hey Guys, 

Styling all-black outfits is never easy. You don't want to look like you're heading to a funeral but your inner Wednesday Adams screams "Yes, yes!" - which can be problematic. 
But no worries, I'm here to provide you with just a few small, simple tips which can help your inner rock chick loose!
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Five Guys Named Moe the Musical | Review

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Five Guys Named Moe the Musical | Review


Jazz, Sass, Calypso, Dance, Live Band, Spirit, Fun, Energy...

I could only be talking about the latest musical to hit the centre of London - 

Five Guys Named Moe!

This Wednesday, I was invited down to the press night for this amazing new show - little did I know, it would be a show I won't soon forget!
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Blogger Event: #Fellowesonthemove

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Blogger Event: #Fellowesonthemove


Hey Guys,

Last Friday, I was invited to an exciting event:


Viking, the office supplies store, has teamed up with Fellowes with the introduction of the Sit-Stand Desk
Us bloggers were invited down to enjoy a healthy workshop event including a smoothie making activity, a "desk fitness" class and even a massage session! 

Keep reading for all the details from the day and to discover more about the Sit-Stand Desk!
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

My Favourite Fragrances

Sunday, 3 September 2017

My Favourite Fragrances

Flat lay image of Ghost Deep Night perfume

Perfume - the invisible accessory.

Fragrance is so important to me and can really be the final flourish on an amazing outfit. Not only is it nice to smell nice, but it's also a way to remember people, moments in time and happy memories. 
You know that feeling when a whiff of the perfume you wore throughout your teens brings all those memories flooding back? Or when you smell the perfume or aftershave of a loved one and it makes you feel safe, warm and protected? 
The right perfume can even give you a confidence boost and equate to a different identity with each spritz. Scents are incredible!

In this post, I will be talking you through my most worn fragrances. These perfumes are not necessarily the ones you will see all over billboards and magazines, but they have been found over the years and are an extension of me! Most of these have a little story behind them too, so I hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

My Problem with the Blogging Industry | Diversity vs Big Brands

Sunday, 27 August 2017

My Problem with the Blogging Industry | Diversity vs Big Brands


I've been putting off writing this post for a while, though it's something I have been thinking about for months. Now I'm ready to share my thoughts. 
One of the reasons was because I wanted to really nail the tone of the post. I do not want to come off bitter or misinformed. Secondly, it could be a highly controversial topic that sparks an important conversation, though, not controversial enough to stop me speaking up!
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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


An image of Eboni wearing pink Primark trousers and a white ruffle H&M top sitting on a sofa at Spring Somerset House

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!

Image of Eboni smiling into a mirror holding a 7th Heaven Face Mask

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. 

Image of Eboni smiling at the camera holding two 7th Heaven Dead Sea Masks

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.


Image of 7th Heaven Dead Sea Face Masks

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! 

Image of Eboni laughing at the mirror whilst holding cucumber up to her eyes

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.


Eboni peeling a corner of the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Face Mask


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

A photo of Eboni wearing a white ruffle New Look blouse

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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