Karen Bryson

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie   As Autumn creeps in at a steady pace. I wanted to take advantage of the last of some of the summer fruits available for this delicious Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie. Generally, this fruit, ( sometimes classified as a vegetable )is connected with deserts namely…

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Upcycling Varnished Wardrobe using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Upcycling Wardrobe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I have been dying to Upcycle a wardrobe that came with the house. I believe it to be Victorian. I must admit I didn’t instantly fall in love with it, but it soon proved to be a very useful piece of furniture. It…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with Kym Mazelle

Chicks Chat Beauty with …. Kym Mazelle is an American born, London based singer of Soul, Pop Hi NRG and has been dubbed The 1st Lady of House Music. Her hits include ‘Love Me The Right Way’, “Missing You” with Soul II Soul and of course ‘Young Hearts Run Free’….

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How to… make Coconut Oil Body Scrub

How to make ….Coconut Oil Body Scrub.     We all the importance of exfoliating especially if you live in a city with all it’s pollutants! At this time of year it’s almost an essential part of maintaining healthy glowing skin. What with slathering on sunscreens and moisturising, exfoliation is…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with Immodesty Blaize-Part 2

Chicks Chat Beauty with….. Immodesty Blaize is best known as one of the top Burlesque performers globally. With a sparkling career spanning over 15 years she is one of the leading lights in bringing Burlesque back in vogue and making it a once again universally appreciated art form. She was…

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How to…. make Scented Soy Candles

Step by Step Scented Soy Candle Making Tutorial I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles…an awful lot. I would say I’m bordering on being a little obsessed, with the instant feeling of calm. The  atmosphere of warm, restful tranquility one feels once a candle…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with Immodesty Blaize-Part 1

Chicks Chat Beauty with….. Immodesty Blaize is best known as one of the top Burlesque performers globally. With a sparkling career spanning over 15 years she is one of the leading lights in bringing Burlesque back in vogue and making it a once again universally appreciated art form. She was…

Summer Berry Blast-Smoothie

Summer Berry Smoothie       At this time of year, it’s always great to take advantage of all the gorgeous berries in season. This smoothie packed with berries with extra helpings of one of my favourites Blackberries. This versatile fruit is full of flavour and a whole gamut of…

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Going Bongo: Review

Going Bongo: Review Chicks at the Flicks. Reviewed by Karen Bryson  Going Bongo isn’t quite a comedy or a romantic comedy of the classic boy meets girl type. Nor is it purely a gritty drama examining life in Africa. But rather something a little different….dare I say way more interesting…

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Chicks Chat with Ernest Napoleon

Chicks Chat with….. Ernest Napoleon actor, writer and producer of the film Going Bongo set in Hollywood and Tanzania. It is the first ever East African film to be accepted by iTunes. Former TV presenter for the largest TV station in East Africa at the time (EATV). Ex DJ, later becoming a…

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Skin Salvation by Beatitude: Giveaway

And it certainly has…. You may or may not know that we at Those London Chicks are HUGE fans of the award-winning aromatherapy brand Beatitude. To mark the launch of this gorgeous oil, we are so pleased to offer you the chance to win a bottle of  ‘Skin Salvation’. It’s…

Spruce up your old furniture with Simply Spray!

Simple Steps to Upcycle your much loved pieces of furniture! I acquired this chair after visiting a small local auction house many moons ago. I had just moved into a my first flat on my own so needed to furnish it on a small budget. It essentially was an old…

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Chicks Chat with Cherri Voncelle

Chicks Chat with…… Cherri Voncelle singer songwriter started out as a backing vocalist with Jessie J. She is one half of ‘Dora Martin’ and an incredible solo artist with a voice like honey…. London born Cherri has been dubbed the British female NeYo with  several albums under her belt including…

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Apple Cider Vinegar:Beauty & Beyond

Apple Cider Vinegar – For Beauty & Beyond! The Power of Vinegar….. There are many forms of vinegar from Malt vinegar, I usually use to douse on my fish and chips. White Vinegar, which can always be found in my cupboard under the sink to cater to a number of…

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Kale Breakfast Smoothie

Kale Breakfast Smoothie The truth is, this previously underappreciated vegetable is getting a lot of attention for good reason: it’s extremely nutritious. Packed with anti-oxidants, and full of fiber, incorporating kale can be one of the best ways to improve your diet and what better way than with a Smoothie….

Chicks Chat with Emrhys Cooper

Chicks Chat with…. Emrhys Cooper, actor, singer and dancer. He works across the board from the stage to screen, small and big. Some of his credits include the upcoming new original series Vanity for Stylehaul, We Will Rock You, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Desperate Housewives, CSI:NY, Person of Interest, Kushuthara: Pattern…

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Tonia Buxton – Eat Greek for a Week

Eat Greek for a Week Book by Tonia Buxton Fabulous food that will improve your health in seven days! As a society we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition for a healthy, happy balanced life. Consuming the correct food has been linked to the prevention of life…

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5 Fantastic Uses For Coffee Grounds

More than Just Your Morning Cup Of Joe If like me you’re into recycling, have you ever wondered how you could use you’re used brewed coffee grounds? Well, I have five great ideas for you to work them into you’re beauty routine.  Most of us coffee drinkers maybe unaware of…

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Orange, Almond Milk & Honey Smoothie

Orange, Almond Milk and Honey Smoothie This smoothie is really delicious, especially for those with a sweet tooth…much like myself. Honey is the perfect way to add a little sweetness to smoothies with bitter tasting vegetables. I wanted to “doff my cap” to one of my firm favourites honey, as…

Chicks Chat Beauty with Egypt

Egypt singer/songwriter of Dance Music whose hits  include ‘In the Morning’ and now brand new single ‘Changes’. As a singer she is used to the glare of the spotlight and no stranger to the industry’s scrutiny. We at Those London Chicks caught up with Egypt to find out about the…

Anti-Social Review

Anti-Social: A Way of Life Review by Karen Bryson    This is the forth film of writer/director Reg Traviss. Anti-Social is a story of two brothers Dee ( Gregg Sulkin) an anarchic street artist: Banksy style and Marcus (Josh Meyers) an armed robber part of a ‘smash and grab’ motorcycle gang. It’s…

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt- Review Season 1

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is new to Netflix.It was originally commissioned and then dropped by NBC. All I can say is NBC’s loss is Netflix’ gain… It is a funny addictive addition to their library. This sitcom really is in a class of its own. But if you liked 30 Rock…

Chicks Chat with Vanessa Pellegrin

Vanessa Pellegrin, initially began her career as a journalist, specializing in investigative reporting, current affairs and sociological issues in Morocco. Her adventures have taken her to London via Spain and into Film production. She is now a highly regarded filmmaker, who’s latest film is entitled “ The Trouble with the…

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Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Superfood Smoothie Recipe Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and help protect against harmful free radicals. They are also rich in B-complex and…

Chicks Chat with Arnold Oceng

Arnold Oceng multi-talented Actor, MC and Music Producer whose career is going from strength to strength. His acting credits include Top Boy, My Brother the Devil, Adulthood, It’s a Lot, The Knot and recently playing Mamere the lead in ‘The Good Lie’ also staring Reese Witherspoon. We at Those London…

Amar Akbar and Tony- Review

Amar, Akbar and Tony: Review Review by Karen Bryson Amar Akbar and Tony is a coming of age romantic comedy drama. Set in Hounslow, Southall and around West London. It follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends a Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic. The film, spanning…

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…

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…