Alicia Keys Covers ELLE UK December 2016

Now this is one magazine cover I am completely in love with. It is definitely the best December 2016 cover.

 

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I am a massive fan of Alicia Keys, and I am very delighted to see she is a cover girl for ELLE UK The Feminism Issue December 2016. I have not seen Alicia Keys on a UK magazine cover for a very long time. I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw her on one, so this issue is like a breath of fresh air.

Alicia Keys chats exclusively with ELLE UK about her family, being a feminist, and going makeup free.

 

On feminism:

‘Let’s look the definition up because I have in my mind what I feel it means.” Reading on her phone, she continues: ” ‘The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of political, social and economic equality’ – so yes. Yes, I am a feminist, and whoever isn’t is crazy…It’s about owning your power, embracing your womanhood.’

 

I agree with the fact that any woman who isn’t a feminist based on the original definition here, is crazy. I even wrote about being a feminist some months ago. But the problem today is there are various definitions of a feminist, and various types too. I don’t agree with a bunch of them, I think they are just overly excited but I do agree with the original definition Keys read out here, and I wonder who wouldn’t!

 

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On going make-up free:

It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin. Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.’

I am so happy to know she is now very comfortable in her own skin. I am hoping I get to that level of comfort some day. It is a work-in-progress but I will get there eventually.

 

What do you think of this issue? I am yet to read it but I want to. It sounds like a fab read. I can see myself grabbing an issue this weekend before it leaves the newsstands.

 

 

Lazy Dogz – A Christmas Gift Idea

The chill is in the air, and I am spending more time indoors these days. The weather outside is not playing at all (It is raining cats and dogs as I type this post!), so I like to keep warm inside. This miserable weather has me stuck on Netflix, watching documentary after documentary. I am loving documentaries at the moment for some weird reason. I have just seen Finding Fela, and I loved it.

This weather also has me drinking hot drinks like they are going out of fashion. I am really trying to keep warm without spending a fortune, but it has been tricky. So you can imagine my excitement when I received this Lazy Dogz Slippers in the post.

I have fallen so in love with my new luxury designer slippers. They look amazing and feels even more amazing.

 

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Lazy Dogz are the slipper specialists. They have been in the business since 2001, and they specialise in designing the most stylish footwear that scream comfort and luxury. The brand recently launched a new winter range for both men and women, and every pair is a cosy beauty. It took me a long time to settle on this pair – Gracie Gold, because I wanted them all! But this real suede beauty won my heart at last. I like the gold colour, the branded sole looks so beautiful, and don’t even get me started on the shearling wool lining. My feet feel so good in them. It even has a memory foam!

 

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The presentation is also another feature I love about this Lazy Dogz slippers. I really like the branded box, gift tag and ribbon. It is a perfect Christmas gift idea for men and women. I am sure a pair of Lazy Dogz would bring a smile to anyone’s face this season. I think they are super cute.

This Christmas, Lazy Dogz is supporting Manchester Dogs’ Home as they recover from the tragic fire that occurred last year. For every pair of slippers sold until Christmas Eve 2016, Lazy Dogz will be donating £1 to Manchester Dogs’ Home. Isn’t that great? I love brands that give something back.

 

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What do you think of my Lazy Dogz slippers? Sound off in the comment section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!

 

*PR Sample.

 

 

Luxury Gifts for Men

Christmas is fast approaching and I know many of us are not quite ready with the gifts and all, but the fact is the festive season is almost here, and there is nothing we can do about it. I like to go all out when it comes to gifts for special people in my life. Buying luxury gifts for men is one of the easiest because there are so many gift ideas for men around, and they are usually very luxurious.

Here are a few stylish ideas just incase you are stuck –

TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 Watch

 

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Tag Heuer is one of the coolest watch brands around. So I was very happy to spot his Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch. It is so easy on the eye. It would make an ideal luxurious gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or any other occasion. I love the stylish sporty design. This Tag Heuer Formula 1 timepiece developed exclusively for The Watch Gallery is a masterpiece.

In true sporting style the new 43mm quartz chronograph features The Watch Gallery signature sapphire blue aluminium bezel and colour corresponding chronograph, perfectly offset again the sleek black dial and brushed steel bracelet; so beautiful.

 

Fendi Monster Leather and Suede Skate Shoes

 

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There is nothing like a man in a good pair of shoes so shoes are always on my gift lists. I am so in love with this stunning Fendi Shoes, available at Octer – the home of many high street and luxury designs and designers.

This Fendi shoe candy is such a beauty. The smooth leather is punctuated with appliqué monster eyes, working with the silver toned spikes at the heel for a striking finish. The finishing is spot on.

 

iPad Pro 9.7/12.9 inches

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The iPad Pro is a great luxury gift to buy for the gadget lovers in your life. I just 1 in 9.7 inches, with a keyboard and I am loving it so far. The iPad Pro is more than a regular tablet — it’s an uncompromising vision of personal computing for the modern world. And it is worth every penny in my eyes. You can grab this at Apple, Argos, Currys, and many other stores. I even got myself 1 the other day and I am so in love with it.

 

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Tom Ford Buckley Grained Leather Backpack

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I am so in love with this Tom Ford leather backpack. It is currently available in black, brown and grey, and it looks so good. I like the fact that it is crafted from soft leather and the gold-toned hardware and signature oversized zip is a beauty. This eye candy is a must-have and is available in many stores.

What do you think of these luxury items? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.

 

*This is a collaborative post.