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Our dentists in London can help you with several dental procedures, such as dental braces, smile makeovers, crowns, veneers, root canals, fillings and more. Dr Uchenna Okoye has been featured in various press and media publications, including the “10 years younger” programme on Channel 4.
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What a beautiful week it has been in London – all I can say is I’ve got my fingers crossed the sun carries on shining for the rest of spring, or at least until the weekend so that the day is brightened up for all of our lovely mummy’s! I’ve always loved to spoil my mother and over the years I’ve done various things to celebrate this day, so this week I thought I’d share with you her favourite’s. Hope your enjoy!
It just so happens that my mother has always had a bit of a sweet tooth and luckily, more than anywhere else in the world, London is synonymous with High Tea as it is a quintessential British way to pass an afternoon. With so many different venues to choose from, there is always something/somewhere out there that is suited for any occasion, and based on my mother’s fine taste in finger sandwiches and scones, I’d definitely recommend The Athenaeum. It’s set in their beautiful Garden Lounge right in the heart of town, making it easily accessible via public transport. Champagne, a range of rare teas and all the traditional English yummies are served, plus there is the option of a Gluten Free menu which is just as delicious and helps reduce the post-carb bloat!
I remember one particular year when my mother was attempting to cut out sugar (my dental warnings probably got too much for her to bear!), I decided to treat her to a spa day which she absolutely LOVED! After having heard that Spa Illuminata was the best place to get a Swedish massage, I decided on this location and to this day. Luckily the weather was so nice, and my mum’s always been a fan of a good stroll and window shop through London, so afterwards we spent a couple of hours meandering through the streets.
Perhaps not the most conventional idea for a gift, but definitely her favourite one to date: teeth whitening! Like I said before, having a dentist for a daughter means you cannot help but lecture your mother every now and then about the importance of good dental maintenance. Although she hadn’t considered it before, she says she can now smile with confidence with no fear of my nieces and nephews asking her why her teeth were so yellow and if she had brushed them!
Keep it sweet and simple
Alternatively, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping it sweet and simple and opting for the traditional bouquet of flowers. Pink roses have always been my mother’s flower of choice so I usually pick up a bunch as a little something special to round it off!
Admittedly, most of these outings will require you going quite deep into your piggy bank, but I think we can all agree that when it comes to our mother’s, it’s most definitely worth every single penny.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and whatever way you choose to treat your mum, make it a special one.
See you next week,
I hope you’ve had a fantastic start to your March so far! I’m sure you’re all aware by now, this time of year happens to be one of my favourites – the days are getting longer although it may still be crisp and cold outside, the sun is starting to shine brighter…what’s not to love? As I mentioned in my previous post, my winter hibernation period has officially come to end, so I thought that this week I’d share with you my top beauty & makeup tips for those lovely spring evenings out in London!
Although the sun’s out the wind is still taking a toll on my skin resulting in dry and chapped lips by the end of the day. As well as being extremely sore, it also makes it hard to apply lip colour. To combat this, I smother my lips in a chamomile infused lip balm every night before bed so that come morning, they’re feeling soft and ready to be pampered! One of my favourite glosses are Vitage® Colour Minerals Natural Lip Lustre’s, it’s uber moisturising and come in some great shades. At Londonsmiling, I use Nivea’s lip butter before I start to treat anyone to make sure lips are moist during any procedures. You might not like sitting in the dentist chair, but at least your lips are luscious when you leave :)
During the Spring/Summer seasons, I like to keep my makeup as subtle as possible so I usually steer clear of bright coloured shadows or liners. Instead, I usually opt for a simple mascara, and I often try to use one that enhances length. Quick tip: I always put a small amount of Vaseline on my lashes and comb them through as it helps application and makes the mascara go on nicely with no clumps or bumps!
I’m not a fan of thick powders or heavy foundation creams as it leaves my skin feeling dry and dehydrated, Some of you may know I have a thing about all the big brands having so little in their ranges for people of colour. It makes me incandescent with rage…do I not exist? However I have CoverFx which was actually developed by the guy that brought us MAC. It’s mineral based, has no nasties like talc and covers the vast range of REAL people’s skin tone. Highly recommend the brand!
Do try out some of these and let me know what you think!
Until next time…
It’s that time of the year where I think it’s safe to say that the Winter season has officially passed, and Spring is now upon us (yay!). Although the colder months always bring a very festive and cosy atmosphere throughout London, those frosty forecasts seem to make me hibernate and spend my weekends wrapped up in a blanket with a hot drink! However, come March that will no longer be the case, and I will resume my active appreciation for what is commonly referred to as, the best city in the world!
On that note, I thought I’d share with you my 3 all-time favourite places to go in London…hopefully one of them will entice you enough to pay a visit.
1. For some culture…
One thing London definitely isn’t short of is tourist attractions, ranging from the countless museums, to the city view on the London eye. However, if you are an avid art fan, then I’m sure many of you will agree that the National Gallery is easily one of the best go-to’s for a fabulous exhibition, or just a leisurely artistic browse! As well as being home to some of the most renowned paintings in the world, their ‘Be Inspired’ collection is simply amazing – especially for those with wild imaginations (like myself) who love making up stories about the portraits!
2. For great food…
Having been countless times and never had a bad meal, Zuma is easily my favourite place to eat in London. From the amazing quality of food and delicious cocktails, to the spacious layout and grand round tables, Zuma combines everything you need for a blissful evening with friends. Admittedly, it’s not the most purse friendly menu, but as a massive foodie I assure you it is worth EVERY penny!
3. For a little bit of everything..!
Last, but certainly not least, Brick Lane on a Sunday morning – a place I have been frequenting since I was a child! As stated above, this spot really does have a little bit of everything. Worldwide food stalls, vintage clothing and jewellery, constantly lined with people and surrounded by amazing street art, the atmosphere is never anything other than vibrant and lively.
They also have street performers every now and then which only adds to the experience.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and if you’re stuck for ideas on what to do, well…!