11 tips to tame frizzy hair

January 28, 2015

Since the weather decided to go cold and wet, my hair tends to turn into a frizz ball (from now on to be referred to as The Frizz) that I desperately try to tame. I have put together a list of some of the affordable products I have tried so far, in my quest for long, healthy looking hair. (My hair is dyed frequently so keep this in mind as it means it needs extra TLC).

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Beauty, London

Beauty and Melody – The great pampering morning

January 27, 2015

With My Week of Beauty under way, today it is time to talk about the new salon and treatments I’ve tried last Saturday.

I headed down to Marble Arch in Central London for a great treat – a morning of pampering and beautification  at the Beauty & Melody salon. I was super excited about the good things that I knew was in for at the day and for good reason! Nothing beats spending a good few hours at the salon, being looked after and going out feeling re-energized by having your hair done and your skin cleared and looking glowing! (plus the feeling of freshly cut dyed and cut hair is amazing).

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Beauty, Lifestyle

A spa day experience

January 26, 2015

This is the first post on the My Week of Beauty series – a week I am devoting to beauty – reviews, ideas and experiences.

I don’t get that many opportunities to do spa treatments (read instead ‘spare cash’). The last time I had a deep tissue massage I felt like I had been beaten up afterwards and since I don’t go to gyms, I also miss out on my favourite things, the sauna and the steam room. No wonder spas have been popular since forever and the Romans were huge fans, it’s one of the best things you can treat yourself with. A few months ago I was gifted a voucher for a free treatment at the Chuan Spa in London and no one had to ask me to go twice.  I had been meaning to book it for a while and I’m glad I did it for the 19th of January, the day that is considered the most depressing day of the year.

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Failed plans – ending up in East London

January 25, 2015

Yesterday going to an Instagram meetup with Ryan, Raffe and Michel was part of the plans for the day, after my visit to the salon (more on that during the week). When that fell through, I thought I’d take Michel to Brick Lane and Shoreditch, as he hadn’t been there yet. We walked around for a bit, took a few photos, rummaged through a couple of the vintage shops and ended up getting drunk on cocktails at the Brick Lounge’s happy hour – 2 cocktails for a tenner until 9pm, hello?

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Lifestyle, London

Dim Sum Afternoon Tea at le Chinois, Knightsbridge

January 23, 2015
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Last Sunday I was invited by Joe Blogs to a very special event, an Afternoon Tea but with a twist… instead of milky tea, scones and clotted cream we got to have dim sum! The location for the exotic treat was the restaurant Le Chinois (‘The Chinese” in French), located inside the Millenium Hotel in Knightsbridge. We were greeted by the super nice and multilingual Cipriano, who is responsible for the Hotel’s Marketing and were served a glass of bubbly upon our arrival. When we were all ready and dying with curiosity about what was going to happen (it was all a bit mysterious, a bit of a surprise) we were taken to a special area of the restaurant that was reserved just for us – the 20+ bloggers who attended – where we were treated to one of the most elegant and exquisite Chinese cuisine meals I’ve ever had.

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