A simple black bodysuit and a pair of high waisted jeans brought to life with simple accessories.   Jeans– New Life Charity Cannock Shopping in charity shops is such a guilt-free experience. New Life is a great place for shopping if you have time. High Street stores such as, New Look, River Island and Primark donate excess clothes from previous seasons there. Details Snake print bag- Finery London This gorgeous bag with chain link strap comes with another leather bowling bag in a rich green colour….Continue Reading “Detail is everything”

Rape Culture is a term used to describe the normalisation of sexual violence against women. It’s in the everyday misogynistic language that objectifies women and refuses to hold men’s behaviour to account. It’s  the way boys are mean to girls in the playground and the girl is usually told, ” don’t worry about it he’s only doing that because he likes you,” it’s how her discomfort is dismissed and his behaviour appeased. It’s the way mothers teach us to cover our breasts and not wear short…Continue Reading “WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CONSENT”

What a time to be alive and a black woman. 2016 and 2017 have been phenomenal years to grow up and see the Black Girl Magic that had been suppressed by white supremacist systems. Naturally, we celebrate when good things happen to other black women. We’ve had the honour of witnessing two greats (Serena Williams and Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter) creating life and doing it in the most fabulous ways. While we were celebrating with them others were criticising how a black woman who openly admitted…Continue Reading “Keep Beyoncé’s name out of your dirty mouths!”

Getting the perfect dewy look is so difficult when you have sensitive and combination skin. Combination means my skin is both oily and dry in different areas. I can’t wear foundation because I’ve reacted to every single brand I’ve used. I went into Bodyshop and bought their Instaglow CC cream in Warm Glow. This is honestly the best product I’ve found for my skin. It gives you that dewy look without feeling heavy or looking oily.   For the glossy lids, I used my Crown Palette for the…Continue Reading “Summer Glow”

I hope you sang the title to the melody of, “Uptown Funk”- Bruno Mars or “All Gold Everything”- Trinidad James if you didn’t, go back and reread it to either one of those tunes. This weekend we have seen temperatures sore up to 32 degrees and it’s the sticky, humid kind of heat. Not the holiday sunshine that comes with a breeze. My point is, it’s fucking hot. That maddening kind of heat that makes you want to fight mother nature. Despite this, people still…Continue Reading “Don’t police me, Just watch!”

My Dad used to have this a poster on the wall in front of his desk. The poster read ‘Desiderata’ it was a poem by Max Ehmann. Time and time I again I would walk past it, read it but didn’t understand it. In his thick Zimbabwean accent, he would say, “Ruvimbo you need to read,” and I would say, “I did but I don’t get it.” He used to get so frustrated that I couldn’t understand it, he’d try to explain it to me hoping to…Continue Reading “Love and Literature”

Putting together an outfit for a festival is so difficult. Trying to find the perfect combination of practical yet playful is the biggest chore! 5 questions to ask yourself when deciding what to wear to a festival Is it versatile enough to work with any weather? How easy will it be for me to go to the bathroom? (or bushes ’cause they’re probably cleaner than the toilets) Will I be comfortable? Do I feel good in it? Do I mind getting these shoes dirty?  Day…Continue Reading “Festival Fever”

empathy noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of another – Oxford Dictionaries Having someone confide in you is a great honour (that’s if they’re not leeches that use your emotional labour and give nothing in return but that’s another post for another day) because it means that they trust you enough to feel vulnerable. They entrust you to listen, to support and to offer counsel when asked. How to empathise right 1. The Golden Rule: Remember that it’s not about you! When…Continue Reading “The Art of Empathy”

Smoothie bowls are my go to for summer. I love the textures, flavours and colours. They are so refreshing and can be really filling depending on the fruits and vegetables you use. The best thing about smoothies is that you can prep the fruit in advance, get some zip locked bags and freeze it. Green Smoothie Bowl 1 banana handful of grapes handful of spinach 1/2 cup water and ice granola Chia seeds (I have no idea what their health benefits are I just love the…Continue Reading “Smoothie Bowls”

There are so many privileges that we are blinded by. The fact of being blinded to those privileges is a privilege in itself. Now that my academia induced trauma has subsided, I’ve had ample time to reflect and process the whole experience. I’ve come to realise just how privileged I am to have had the opportunity to further my education. So many of my brothers and sisters weren’t able to. I also had the luxury of taking 3 months to just put my life on…Continue Reading “New Beginnings: Life Post Academia “