It seems like there’s no end in sight. Like most I thought that at the start of 2020, and the start of a new decade, it was a time to start things afresh, let go of all the negativity in our lives, and welcome the new decade with open arms. Sadly, things have taken a turn for the worst and worldwide we are in the midst of a pandemic. Countries have gone into lockdown, were in a state of national emergency, resources are depleting, and society is becoming more fractured day by day. Incase you are self-isolating indoors for the foreseeable future, here’s a list of things you can do to pass the time.
Milk Makeup is a brand I can get behind. Cruelty free, paraben free, and 100% vegan, this is a cosmetics brand born between studios in NYC and LA thats gone global. Milk have amassed a cult following for good reason, their products are full of nourishing skincare benefits and the packaging is oh-so-chic. Their marketing materials and IG feed are a millennials dream, and I have to admit I got sucked into the hype. I bought a few Milk Makeup products to see if they were really worth all the fuss…
One of my favourite (and more unusual) afternoon tea spots in London is Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green. If you don’t love cats (and why wouldn’t you) then this spots not for you, but luckily I do! Resident rescue cats wander around this two-storey cafe spot that’s lined with comfy sofas and shelves full of books, and the afternoon tea is one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of having in London.
What is heaven on earth you may ask? For me its vintage heaven, where I can wander the aisles aimlessly for hours and not get bored. Where I can browse racks upon racks and find vintage treasures you just wouldn’t get elsewhere. So when I discovered PICKNWEIGHT was putting down roots in London, I had no choice but to stop by and see what they had to offer.
Sustainability is a buzzword in all aspects of life right now. Lets face it, we could all do with being a little more eco-friendly. Not just to make ourselves feel better, but because it’s the right thing to do for the future of our planet and humankind. As a lover of beauty, I’m becoming increasingly aware of how my beauty consumption is impacting the very world we live in.
Ahhh vintage fashion – to shop vintage is to know the effort of trawling through rail after rail of clothing with no joy, to burrow your head so deep into a pile of clothes you nearly fall over face first. But the key is too persevere, and when you win you win in a big way. That’s exactly how I felt when I found this vintage tie-dye t-shirt in Pick n Weight in Covent Garden, once I found it I knew it’d found a home in me.