Is Phenoxyethanol a Safe Preservative

Is Phenoxyethanol a Safe Preservative? When the paraben scare first hit the beauty industry, many natural and organic skincare brands quickly looked for a safe alternative.  Many chose to use a preservative called Phenoxyethanol.  At the time this ingredient was considered a safe, gentle preservative which was non-irritating, killed bacteria…

Chicks Chat with Goldy Notay

Goldy Notay, British Canadian actress of the stage, big and small screens. Her credits include Sex and the City 2, Beloved, The Town, Silent Witness and the lead ‘Roopi’ in Gurinder Chanda’s film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. We at Those London Chicks are pleased that Goldy has taken the time out to have a chat with us. Thanks Karen for the interview. Was just looking at the…

Gorgeous Green Monster Smoothie

This Smoothie is full of green goodness and rather delicious to boot…. It is packed full of Spinach, (I prefer baby leaves, less stringy). This is ideal as a mid afternoon yum snack. Well today I want to give a ‘nod’ to one of my fav’s…. good old Spinach. There…

All Girls on Deck – Winners Party

In 2014, Patron of the Pink Ribbon Foundation DJ Lisa Lashes along with  Urban Beauty United launched a competition to find the next big female DJ. The search has now ended and recently Miss Kiff was announced as the winner of the ‘All Girls on Decks’ competition! On Tuesday 21…

5 Baby Shower Chicks Picks!

Baby Shower Time ~ Our Essential Gift Guide A baby shower is a lovely way to treat a mummy-to-be and lavish attention on her to celebrate the pending arrival of her little baby. Traditionally, at a Baby Shower, a mother is presented with gifts for the baby. Nowadays however it…

Chicks Chat with Max Beesley-Part 2

This is the second part of our Chicks Chat with Max Beesley  multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career…

Avocado, Banana and Kale Smoothie

This Smoothie is incredibly simple yet effective, it’s rich in Potassium and tastes gorgeous too! Avocados are high in potassium, a little more than Bananas, ( here we have both) which support healthy blood pressure levels. Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados tend…

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Hop, Skip or Lunge into Spring!

Spring is all about change and growth. Warmth and light are starting to return and it feels great, right? We also have changed. You are not the same person you were yesterday let alone last year. To honor this inner and outer change of seasons I’ve developed a Yoga sequence…

Chicks Chats with Max Beesley – Part 1

Max Beesley multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career to boot…almost too many credits to mention both here and…

Minimalism, the Japanese way….

Minimalism – the Japanese way… I am finding of late, a new appreciation for contemporary Japanese design. As I scroll through the latest design projects my eyes are drawn to the clean lines, the continuation of fresh colour / material palette, the innovative ways in which the project is carried…

Mental ill health can touch anyone

This is a heart-felt piece that includes true life stories of people I met in mental health hospitals with reference to self-harm and suicide. This is done with sensitivity but please take this into consideration before reading. What do you visualise when you think of a person battling mental health…

Chicks Chats with Nancy Cruickshank

Nancy Cruickshank, wife, mother, serial entrepreneur and self confessed beauty junkie. She has previously led Telegraph Media Group (TMG) where she spent two years focusing on growing TMG’s digital propositions and revenues organically. This included Telegraph.co.uk which today attracts over 50 million users a month! Nancy has worked in the…

Alcohol in Skincare

Alcohol in skincare is one of the more confusing issues when it comes to the question “is it good or bad for my skin”. Firstly, thankfully there are good alcohols. These are called fatty alcohols and are listed as cetyl, cetearyl, stearyl or behenyl alcohol. These alcohols bear no relation…

Lisa’s beauty & makeup Spring staples

Hey Chicks, I hope you’re all well?  We approaching springtime the weather is changing so when better to get your makeup and beauty bags out and sort the good from the bad. Clean out the embarrassing products you love, but aren’t loving you back. Jump into spring with some amazing…

Chicks Chat with Bobby Holland Hanton

Bobby Holland Hanton, multi award winning Stuntman in some of Hollywood’s finest action films. The winner of three Sag Awards for his work in Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Skyfall. His credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Captain Philips, Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending the…

Uniforme Francais – The Breton Stripe

Uniforme Francais! For me a timeless piece that every girl (and boy) should have in her wardrobe is the Breton stripe top. A favourite that remains strong year after year. This piece can work to suit many any occasion. Don’t be put off by this stripe. If you’re an apple…