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Out & About @ Choo Cafe, Harrods

If you’re a regular visitor to SashaShantel.com, you will know that I recently share a press release sharing the news that the High Fashion brand Jimmy Choo, had launched a Cafe; for a limited time only at Harrod’s Knightsbridge. My initial impressions were good because the images of the pink aesthetic and pretty cake looked quite inviting.

Sasha Shantel X LUVME HAIR- Affordable Luxury At Its Finest.

If you have followed me for a while you will know that I am always experimenting with my hair. For me, hair is an accessory. When I wear straight hair; it’s not because I want to be more European, it’s because I want to wear straight hair in that moment.

An evening of Luxury Living with The Flaneur

I am totally under no illusions that this type of living is the norm for millions of people. I for one know exactly what it’s like to dine in 5 star restaurants and to hang out in hotels and spas that many would dream of. (Not bad for a woman from Peckham!) However, since I ended my magazine in 2018, and the pandemic dropped kicked me to the ground in 2020 (like it did for so many people!) I haven’t really dined out anywhere special. I haven’t surrounded myself with opulence and I haven’t been treated to anything special either.

Celebrating another year – Afternoon Tea at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel

was going to name this post “Levelling Up” as this is what always comes to mind when I go to afternoon tea. I love the feeling it brings and it reminds me of why I keep pushing and working on this blog and my other ventures. What it would be like to go to afternoon tea whenever I wanted and to review various swanky hotels and seeing what they have to offer. I am blessed with the fact that I ran my own online magazine for 8 years which afforded me the luxury of reviewing ALOT of different afternoon tea venues. Yet, that was then and this is now and I really want to take sashashantel.com to next level and to review more venues like these.

Sasha Shantel X Wear ‘Em Out

I can honestly say that my periods have played a massive part of my life for many years. I have always had heavy, painful periods and have missed key events in my life from sports days, to friends weddings, had days off work and even had incidents as serious as missing an exam at university. It has been the making and breaking of me as, by having heavy periods I have really had to pay more attention to the food I eat as it often heightens the pain I have each month; if I so happen to eat too many sweet treats!

The Three in One Wonder Product Hike Hiko

I was very excited to be given the opportunity to work with the brand Hike Hiko, their THREE in ONE wonder product THE GRAFTER works to add moisture, to condition and to soothe your hands, hair and body. Yes, it takes care of all three key areas!

GetSylky Goddess Brightening Polish Review – So does It Do what it says it will?

Having seen them advertise for bloggers to reach out and sample their polish, I submitted interest and was pleased when they said they wanted to work with me. Fast forward a few days and Royal Mail didn’t fail to deliver at a reasonable time and just like that, I received my 150g sachet of the Goddess Brightening Polish to review.