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!

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."

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. 

Pampered at Polished

Hey Guys,

We all need to take a little time out for some self-care every now and again. Be that a mental health break, or indulging in a Netflix marathon, "me" time can be so necessary. Last weekend was the chance for me to feel a little pampered as I head to Polished in Dulwich for a complimentary mani-pedi!

10 Thoughts I had during my first Meditation class

Eboni leaning against a tree wearing an autumnal outfit

So I tried a new thing - Meditation.

I recently won a competition on the St Martin's Lane Instagram page for a Meditation class at Yotopia, led by Dirish Shaktidas. I have a few friends who swear by meditation and I sometimes do guided meditations on YouTube to help me sleep, so I thought - great!

My New Hair Routine + Hair Care Secrets

Hey Guys,

With the colder temperatures creeping in and party season fast approaching, there really isn't a better time to take care of your hair! Summer can be harsh on our hair - the extra heat and sun exposure can be so damaging. And I don't know about you, but I find that I do a lot more styling with heat tools during the summer (probably to combat the humidity and for those sexy summer dates that I didn't have)... Anyway!

I was kindly invited down to Live True Vauxhall salon to get a hair refresh. A cut followed by a blow dry is exactly what I needed to get my hair back to a healthy state!
I have super curly, mixed-race hair, that requires a knowledgeable hand to handle! Live True hooked me up with Claire from their Vauxhall branch. Claire is a curly hair genius! Seriously. She gave me heaps of tips and tricks that work well with our hair type. Keep reading to discover the secrets...

"That's why her hair's so big, it's full of secrets"

We started off with a shampoo and condition, naturally. 
Claire's first secret - shampoo the scalp first! 
Shampoo tends to cling to our hair at the middle and ends, it can be difficult to really clean and exfoliate the scalp by applying the shampoo to the hair itself. Claire says that by applying the product to the scalp, dry, no water, we can guarantee the scalp is properly washed. The shampoo will lather up as normal once you get under the water, then rinse!

Sulphate-free products used during washing:

I have been getting regular trims for the past year, however I am yet to get an actual "style" cut in. Claire was ready to take on the task and I trusted her! We took a little length from around my face to create more shape, and then cut a couple of little layers into the back to make sure that my hair had a great shape when curly and when straight!
Claire cut my hair whilst it was wet and curly. This made it easier to see the shape that my hair fell into naturally, and meant she wouldn't accidentally over cut it. Curly hair tends to spring up once dry. 

Despite having my hair blow dried at the end (as a lil treat), I loved seeing the new shape. I have been wearing my hair natural and curly recently, as opposed to straightening it. I can't wait to wash my hair at home and style it curly. 

Next, it was time to blow dry. Claire's top tip was to use a thermal hair shield. This KeraCare product not only protects your hair from the heat tools, but it also acts as a anti-humidity product for as long as it takes to wash your hair next!

Shop KeraCare Thermal Wonder here:

Claire achieved a super smooth finish using some platinum-coated hair straighteners. I love that I now have a little side swept fringe. My hair is looking and feeling healthier than ever. It is so important to get rid of the dead, split ends in order for your hair to be healthy enough to grow. My journey to long, curly hair continues!

Calling all curly-haired guys and gals, or those who care about their haircare, you must to head to Live True Vauxhall and demand to be seen by Claire the hair wizard! I will definitely be back to have another refresh with Claire. I hope some of you will go and experience a service with her too!

Live True London are kindly offering my readers a 25% discount on all hair services booked with the code:

"Blogger Offer"

Terms and conditions: When booking your appointment, quote ‘Blogger Offer’ to take advantage of this offer. Offer available to new clients only. Offer available with selected stylists only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash value. LIVE TRUE LONDON reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Eb x

The Importance of Great Friendships

eboni holding a warm latte with Monica Vinader bracelet

"Friends are the family we choose"

We've all heard that quote a thousand times, and for me, it couldn't be more true...

I grew up in a small family. In fact, it was just me and my mum. Before your mind wanders off into Gilmore Girls territory, let me explain that mine and my mum's relationship hasn't always been steady ground. I love my mum to bits, but there are many ways in which we are incompatible. I think this is why I have always treasured my friendships and why I am so thankful for the wonderful people I surround myself with.