Black History Month: A #LondonBraids Story

Instagram is not just a place for the hallowed selfies or holiday pictures. With an ever-growing user base, the photo-sharing app has established itself as a ubiquitous social media marketing tool that’s here to stay. In 2017, there were an estimated 17.2 million Instagram users in the UK, with 61% of the total being 18-34,…

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Who said you can’t have a lit motive this Autumn?

Summer has officially come to an end after a longevity of heatwaves, frozen bottles of water and melted foundation.  It’s finally time to welcome back our English weather with a smile of chattering teeth and wave goodbye to your autumn/winter blues before they even begin.  Life is way too short to be locked up at…

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Connecting with family history abroad as a Black Brit

Be the person who connects the branches to your family tree. There is so much more to us than just being Brits.  We are Black Brits and for some of us, our identities derive from a variety of countries – which we should be visiting – at least once.  As the Christmas season creeps up…

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Top tips to help maintain your hair while you workout!

Our relationship with our hair has been historically complex – everywhere between school, to the water cooler and even the gym. Although our hair grows from our own scalps, it’s still perceived as a peculiarity. For many years, mainstream media has cast black hair as ‘unattractive’ and ‘unprofessional’ in the eye of European standards of…

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Want to say ‘I do’ but don’t have the budget? 10 Top Tips!

So after months of hints and wasted trips to get your nails done, he has finally popped the question! Congratulations!! Here are some tips on how to tie the knot without breaking the bank.   1. Agree on a reasonable budget and stick to it!   Your wedding will float or sink by the stringency of…

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5 Black British owned Hair & Beauty Salons in… London!

The beauty industry as a whole has always and will forever be, a huge money-maker. For centuries, men and women have been paying close attention to their appearance, making sure they always look and feel their best with whatever they have. It goes all the way back to school where the boys rocked the slits…

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Smelling Good, Feeling Great

I cannot be the only one that loves smelling good. I don’t know about you, but it fills me with confidence knowing I have a good scent going on. I’ve definitely missed my (irregular) public transport connects on account of not leaving the house until I’ve set my fragrance for the day. It doesn’t have…

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Notting Hill 2018: 10 Tips For a Fun, Stress-Free & Memorable Carnival Experience

Dearly beloved, On Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018, the Black British masses will flock, yet again, to the streets of West London where they will drink, party and most importantly… whine their waists. In other words: CARNIVAL IS APPROACHING!!! *Blows whistle* Notting Hill Carnival is something I look forward to every year, as…

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Former Dragon’s Den Investor Supports London’s Only Wellness Interior Designer

Medina King is the only London based Child wellness interior designer that creates personalised, colourful and fun bedrooms and playrooms for children. Medina is an interior design graduate from the renowned University of the Arts. With almost a decade of experience in the Interior Design profession she has built a client base of successful professionals…

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Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London

MIA London is a luxury fashion brand which connects the world to African creatives. The brand provides a platform for formalwear pieces handmade by skilled tailors from across the African continent and is designed by founder and creative director, Aji Ayorinde. Aji Ayorinde is a social entrepreneur with several years of experience dealing directly with…

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