Bordeaux 714: red lipsticks I luv for the festive season

  The woman you see now who loves bold lipsticks was not always so confident. For many...

Revive 5 Hair Oil: review

  I’m a fan of Boucleme haircare. It was probably the first hair care brand I used...

5 Places to shop for Black dolls in the UK

I’ve been writing about diverse toys for years. There is a lack of diverse toys on the...

Barry M Deluxe Metals Eyeshadow Palette: review

  The glitzy season is here again, Christmas. Makeup is all about the drama, shine and...

An Interview with Leeann Goddard Founder of Lifestyle brand Klassi Bodyz ( and reigning Ms T&T UK 2018)

  Last month I attended WTM London 2018. It was a eye opening experience, in terms of...

After the stroke of midnight

Quite recently I contacted my friend Dee for a girls’ night in. I hadn’t seen her in...
After the stroke of midnight

After the stroke of midnight

Quite recently I contacted my friend Dee for a girls’ night in. I hadn’t seen her in two year! Life has been busy. We’d only been in touch via social media. We decided to meet up in London and commute together to her place. On the way I asked, ‘how are...

Last minute Christmas Getaways

Last minute Christmas Getaways

  Christmas season is that time of the when expats look towards ‘home’. Flight tickets go like hot cakes. I have yet to visit home during the festive season, tickets are too expensive. My family and I usually go off into the country. We usually begin...

Tobago: 101 reasons to go

Tobago: 101 reasons to go

Tobago has re-branded itself. The Tobago Tourism Agency presented their new campaign during WTM London, 2018. From a nationalist point of view, I wondered why they would take that approach. Why was Tobago separating itself from Trinidad?. The islands have...

Trini Callaloo

Trini Callaloo

  One of the well known and best loved dishes in Trinidad and Tobago is callaloo. It's normally takes pride of place as part of a Sunday meal. Some families include crab others include salted pigs' tails. Every family has their own way of doing it but most...

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