Karen Bryson

More than just your Morning Joe! 5 Uses for your coffee grounds

5 Fantastic uses for coffee grounds 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 the anti…

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Chicks Chat with… Sarah Townsend

Chicks Chat with… Sarah Townsend multi-talented composer, screenwriter, producer and director. She has worked across many media platforms starting off in theatre and stage shows moving into music production then onto feature and documentary film-making. Sarah received an Emmy nomination for the incredible film Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story. A…

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Tonia Buxton • The Real Greek Cookbook

  The Real Greek Cookbook Eat• Healthy • Together Book Review The Real Greek the popular London Restaurant Group are finally sharing their trade mark dishes in this wonderful Cookbook. They reveal the recipes of some the dishes from their delicious menu!! Tonia Buxton the food writer, nutritionist, gourmet cook, presenter…

Ginger Apple Smoothie

 Ginger Apple Smoothie This Smoothie is the perfect Summer drink. With its zingy flavour it’s completely refreshing. Perfect as a Smoothie but also gorgeous when diluted to make the perfect pitcher for a BBQ or a drink for the kids. Ginger as we know has a very specific strong taste,…

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Chicks Chat with … Trishna Bharadia • Part 2

Part 2 • Chicks Chat with ….   Part 1 here Trishna Bharadia, Multiple Sclerosis Campaigner, Public Speaker and Writer. She is also the Ambassador for MS Society UK and Sue Ryder. Trishna appeared in BBC1’s “The People’s Strictly” for Comic Relief 2015. We at Those London Chicks are excited to…

Chicks Chat with… Trishna Bharadia Part 1

Chicks Chat with… Trishna Bharadia, Multiple Sclerosis Campaigner, Public Speaker and Writer. She is also the Ambassador for MS Society UK and Sue Ryder. Trishna appeared in BBC1’s “The People’s Strictly” for Comic Relief 2015. We at Those London Chicks are excited to have a catch up chat with Trishna…

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Dermasof • Skin Repair Serum Summer Giveaway!

Dermasof Skin Repair Serum • Giveaway! *This competition has now ended. Dealing with stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles or dehydrated skin? We might just have the perfect solution… It is with great delight that we at Those London Chicks are able to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to try…

Chicks Chat Beauty with….. Michelle Gayle

Chicks Chat Beauty with….. Michelle Gayle, recording artist, singer/songwriter, actress, presenter and author! Michelle came into the public eye as an actress at a very young age, where she has remained ever since. With many roles on the stage, film and TV including Hattie Tavernier in EastEnders, Beauty and the…

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Restaurant Review • L’Escargot

 Restaurant Review • L’escargot L’Escargot is the oldest French Restaurant in London situated on Greek Street in the heart of bustling Soho.  Founded in 1896 and originally called Le Bienvenue, the restaurant moved to Greek Street in 1927 and changed its name to L’Escargot. Now under Brian Clivaz ( formally…

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Review of Cancel the Sunshine • The Play

Cancel the Sunshine  A play Chantelle Dusette Writer Chantelle Dusette’s bold play Cancel the Sunshine is an auto biographical piece about a woman’s struggle with her mental health. Chantelle found that writing was a great coping mechanism for her own anxiety and depression. This is why, undoubtedly the play and…

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Chicks Picks • Valentine gift ideas

Chicks Picks • Valentine Gift Ideas  Ahhhhh, Valentines…. It’s coming up to that time of year, Valentines Day. A time we either look forward to or leaves us with a sense of dread. The shops have been bombarding you with hearts and teddy bears since the new year and it’s…

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Immune boosting smoothie

Immune Boosting Smoothie If like me you are avoiding catching yet another of the bugs that are going around. This is the smoothie for you! It serves to get you back on your feet if you’ve suffered. Or, staving off the dreaded lurgy if a family member has it. Kale…

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Candle making DIY gift idea….

Homemade Christmas gift idea.. Scented Teacup Candles.   I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles… so decided to make my own see original article here for specific details if your new to this.  I found it to be a very enjoyable fairly straightforward process…

Chicks Chat Careers with Charlene White

Chicks Chat Careers with…. Charlene White Journalist/Broadcaster. Currently working for ITN as a news anchor for ITV News and ITV News London. Previously she has worked across various media platforms including BBC Radio 1 (Newsbeat), Radio 5 Live (Morning Reports). BBC Three (60 Seconds), and BBC (Look East) and much…

Chicks Chat Beauty with Laura Pradelska

Chicks Chat Beauty with…. Laura Pradelska Actress, Model and voice over artist, whose career spans across various multi media platforms. Her credits include, “Game of Thrones”, “The five wives and lives of Melvyn Pffeferberg”, “Here Lies” and “Still life at the Sushi Bar” at the Leicester Square Theatre where she…

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Chicks Chat Careers with Caroline Millington

Chicks Chat Careers with…. Caroline Millington journalist. Award-winning acting deputy editor at Now Magazine. With 15 years of experience across print media behind her, she was shortlisted for British Media Commercial Campaign of the Year 2015 for Now’s Fifty Shades of Grey partnership with Universal Pictures UK. Fundraiser for the Cystic…

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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…