• Events,  Food,  Restaurants & Bars

    A Mexican feast of colour and taste: Frida Kahlo Afternoon Tea

    This summer, The Franklin will play host to Frida Kahlo fans across the globe, transporting them to Mexico to indulge in a colourful array of delicious treats. Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s hottest exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, guests will sip on tequila cocktails, designed by multi-award winning mixologist Salvatore Maggio and enjoy Mexican delicacies including Flan De Cajeta, churros with a chocolate dipping sauce and beans and chilli sandwiches. See the full menu here. This fresh and colourful afternoon tea experience…

  • Beauty,  Cruelty Free,  Make-up

    SPOTLIGHT ON: MEMI

    MEMI is a beauty brand comprising professional standard makeup products, cosmetics brushes and skincare.  All products in the range are cruelty free (PETA approved) – the majority are vegan (apart from MEMI Miracle Moisturiser and MEMI Define and Shape Contour Duo which includes beeswax) -and prices start at just £10 for a lipgloss. Launched by inspiring young entrepreneurs, 21-year-old Millie Watson and Jack Thompson, MEMI – short for Me, Myself and I and pronounced ‘Me-My’ – prides itself on providing the quality, luxury and style of much-loved,…

  • Beauty

    Pink Parcel – a monthly box for that time of the month

    Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box that coincides with your time of the month to give you a little period pick-me-up and especially handy to women who struggle to get out of the house for essentials such as femcare. Read on to see the unboxing of July’s box. This month, to show their support for the Processions March in London on June 10th Pink Parcel are giving their June box a very special makeover. Pink Parcel have teamed up…

  • Beauty,  Make-up

    SHOP YOUR STASH | BASE MAKE-UP ROTATION

    Shopping your stash allows you to find long forgotten make-up gems, or popping items that are close to their use-by date into your regular rotation so that you can hit pan and use them up. Check out what BASE items Barefaced recently ‘stash shopped’. Max Factor Facefinity 3 in 1 foundation and Facefinity All Day primer (both SPF 20); Collection Lasting Perfection concealer Swatches of the foundation: PUR Cosmetics Cushion Foundation Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows undereye concealer Rimmel Matte…

  • Food,  Food & Travel,  Recipes,  Wellbeing

    STRESS-BUSTING FOODS AS RECOMMENDED BY A NUTRITIONIST

    Have you ever had your stress levels lower and mood improve when eating certain foods? That’s not just because prior to eating you were ‘hangry’, but because the foods we eat day to day can have a huge impact on our mood and emotional state. With April marking the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, we speak to nutritionist Cassandra Barns to find out the top 5 stress-busting foods that can help bring about a sense of calm. Chocolate Yes, you read it right…