The idea of a jewellery range that pays it forward wasn’t something that I had heard of, or thought about before. But last month when I went to visit the Fabulous store launch of My Mantra (blog post here), I came across a range called The Giving Keys that does just this. The Giving Keys is a jewellery concept from LA that are produced through the employment of people transitioning out of homelessness. Not only this, but the idea is to…

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Birmingham’s iconic Mailbox has reopened recently, and as a result the new concept Harvey Nichols store is now more accessible to the public than it has been for many months. I was delighted to see that there are some new brands now stocked as part of the reinvigorated beauty hall, that backs onto a new blow dry bar, and beauty rooms. Natura Bissé is a brand that I’d heard about from trying out Beauty and Go drinks, which Natura Bissé…

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Regular readers/tweeters will know that I have struggled with my dry, and dehydrated skin for years. I am always looking for products to help, and when I was offered this new facial oil from Kiehl’s, I was very keen to try it. Not only is oil great for dry skin, but to be able to use one in the mornings was a new thing to me. I love a night time facial oil, as it feels very soothing, and pampering…

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There are some places in Birmingham that I haven’t visited for a long time. Revolution on Broad Street is such a place. I haven’t been in there for a number of years in fact, so when I was invited to try out their menu I wasn’t sure what to expect. Once in Revolution, it was great to see the updated decor, and the new menu. So Mr Ting, and I were seated, and left to familiarise ourselves with the menu offering.…

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