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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…

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…

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…

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…

Tooting Arts Club’s Sweeney Todd is back!

Since publishing our original Chicks Chat with Rachel Edwards, (see below) Tooting Arts Club enjoyed huge success with their highly acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd. We are so pleased to say Sweeney Todd returns for a run at a pop-up space ‘Harrington’s Pie Shop’ in London’s West End! Tooting Arts…

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Carrot, Apple & Ginger Smoothie

This fresh and delicious Smoothie is a great way to start your day. What’s great about this recipe is it contains ingredients you may already have in your fridge, making it perfect for the end of the week! Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant…

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…

Chicks Netflix Picks – Dexter

An 8 season affair with ….. a serial killer? I don’t know whether to say you are unfortunate or lucky that Dexter is now finished. When you start the season(and get hooked as we are sure you will) you will be gutted it has finished but so glad you have…

Chicks Chat Beauty with Tolula Adeyemi

Chicks Chat Beauty with….. Tolula Adeyemi award winning style icon, model, actress and DJ. Scouted by the owner of Select at the age of 16 whilst shopping at Topshop. She has been the face of many brands and campaigns and has donned the pages of many magazines including Vogue.com, In-style,…

Chicks Chat with Fiona Gillies

Fiona Gillies, Mother of two, Actress and Producer at Scoop Films along with Micheal Mueller and Raj Sharma. She has starred in a number of productions across a wide range of media. Scoop Films have successfully produced a number of feature Films including ‘City Slacker’ staring Tom Conti and Fiona…

Chicks Chat with Maria Williams

Maria Williams is an award-winning Executive Producer with 20 years experience in radio.  At BBC Radio 4 she was Deputy Editor of ‘Woman’s Hour’, before launching ‘Saturday Live’, winning a Sony Gold. Working independently, she is currently running Comic Relief 2015 for BBC Radio, and is the founder of Sound…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with Celena Cherry

Celena Cherry, lead singer of Platinum award winning RNB group The Honeyz, they enjoyed international success in the 90’s, with a wealth of hits including: Talk to the Hand, End of the Line and our fav Finally Found, which spent 10 weeks in the UK Top 10. More recently, she…

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Netflix Chicks – Filth just may be your cup of tea!

Filth: a Review Newish to Netflix is Filth it’s based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting’), his darkest yet! There have been two adaptation’s of Welsh’s work which didn’t work! ‘The Acid House’ and ‘Ecstasy’. This adaptation was written and directed by Jon S. Baird. Staring James McAvoy who…

Onion, Carrot and Broccoli Smoothie

Perfect for dealing with a cold This smoothie is NOT for the faint hearted!! A lot of us have suffered as we welcomed in 2015, with a horrible cold that lingered and lingered. It’s also not helped by central heating and the changes in hot and cold temperatures. Causing and…

Chicks Chats with Lucy Bee

Lucy Bee is a 23 year old CIBTAC qualified beauty therapist and founder of Lucy Bee Raw Organic Coconut Oil. The company has gone from strength to strength and is stocked in almost every major supermarket in the UK. A partner with FairTSA (Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance), meaning that the…

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Chicks Chat Beauty With Elarica Johnson

Chicks Chat Beauty with…. Elarica Johnson, Model, Actress and now Blogger. She has worked in the fashion industry for years, alongside a career as an actress.  Her credits include roles in Powder Room, The Forgotten ,My Brother the Devil and Sexual Healing playing Janis Gaye. We at Those London Chicks…

Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie

Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie This smoothie exemplifies one of my favourite aspects of smoothies. It’s a perfect way of enjoying healthy ingredients that otherwise one wouldn’t consume individually, namely the Super Spice Turmeric Turmeric is also the liver’s favorite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by…

Orange is the new Black-Netflix Review

‘Strong Women’ is very every season-Netflix Chicks Orange is the new black Review ‘Orange is the new Black’, this Netflix exclusive seems to be generating a lot of critical acclaim….and I see why. It’s the story of ‘Piper Chapman’ played by Taylor Schilling, a priviledged New Yorker, who is sentenced…

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Chicks Tips for Coconut Oil

Chicks Tips for Coconut Oil The health benefits of coconut oil are vast, both internally and externally. Including hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. Here are five ways to incorporate Coconut oil into your life. Hair care Coconut oil…

Turmeric – The Wonder Spice!

Turmeric……For beauty and beyond… Over the years I have sought and tried many natural beauty treatments made from materials in your kitchen. I also have a curiosity of traditional medicinal herbs and spices for general well being. Some of the many recipes I’ve collated and tried have been passed down…