Author: Natasha Bonny

Glossier NYC Showroom and Haul

Since I first set foot on American soil, I knew that I needed to visit Glossier… The showroom is set in a Penthouse on Lafayette Street. While there’s hustle and bustle on the streets below, up above there’s a skin-care haven (with air-con) just waiting to be explored… Starting off as an online-only brand, seeing the products in real-life was so exciting! Everything in store is to be tried and tested… Once you’ve decided what you would like, ask one of the reps to write down your order and then take it to over to the cashiers who will pick out your products from their teeny stock room! The showroom itself is immaculate and it was like being in my dream apartment. The staff were super friendly too, they’re the type that will help if you need it, but won’t bother you or pressure you into buying anything. Love! Now, onto the Haul! Milky Jelly Cleanser I’m super intrigued to try this as I’ve heard really great reviews! You use it as a make-up remover …

How To Get This View.. For FREE

The highlight of my trip so far, has not been the cheap but delicious iced-coffee from Dunkin’ Doughnuts. Instead, a view of Manhattan I’ll never forget… Craving an experience I would remember for a lifetime, I starting searching the net for ‘unique views of Manhattan‘ and ‘Things you have to experience when in NYC‘. “I may never be here again” I told myself, I have to soak it all up. So after discovering information online about the Staten Island Ferry, I head straight to Whitehall Street Metro station (I took the W line all the way down from Queens) Then hopped onto the ferry, for free! ‘The Staten Island Ferry is a free passenger ferry shuttle operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. It runs 5.2 miles in New York Harbour between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7.’ If you come to New York, you have to experience this. The feeling of freedom you get being out on the water, the fresh, clean air and getting …

BAOHAUS: Best Buns in NYC!

Two brothers Eddie and Evan Huang opened up this food spot back in 2009 changing every thing people knew about taiwanese-chinese food…. “As kids, they worked in their father’s Steakhouse down South but instead of staying, they decided to share the homestyle Taiwanese-Chinese food they ate at home. When Eddie quit his jobs as an attorney/hustler/street wear designer, they decided to set up shop in a 400 square foot, subterranean, bomb shelter at 137. They didn’t do it just to sell baos, but instead create a mouth piece for the social, cultural, and political issues they cared about. Since 2009, they’ve gone home to feed 200+ homeless families in Orlando, Won the Chow 13 for groundbreaking use of social media, stuck up for Danny Chen, opposed the Tiger Mom, and accidentally hot boxed a restaurant in plain view. Some sh*t be happening some time naw mean?”  Onto the menu, it’s minimal so you could end up ordering everything, which I firmly support if you’ve got the hunger! I ordered the fried fish bao and the …

Solo Travelling: New York

After completing my first 24 hours in New York City I feel confident enough to tell myself… “Hell yeah YOU did it!!!!” The lead up to my flight was quite stressful because, me being me, I left everything until the last minute. I’m talking important things like travel insurance and converting my £ to $. So after accepting my unorganised self, I got on with it as best I could and you know what? I made it to New York in one piece, with my luggage intact. After many sleepless nights and text messages from worried friends, I was starting to re-think the idea of doing this on my own. So many things can go wrong! I miss my flight, I get lonely, I run out of money, I get lost in a city I don’t know… All of these things could of happened or might still happen. However, I’ve made it this far and I wont let fear overtake the huge feeling of accomplishment. Travelling alone on an aeroplane full of strangers, successfully finding …

Steps Towards Minimalism

 The act of minimalism is essentially, cutting the crap out of life to get to the good stuff. Minimalism makes me ask myself, what is actually important to me? Why do I own so much stuff?? I’ve come up with a few pointers that I want to be thinking about everyday….. Stop spending money on products you don’t need/want. With influencers on every social media platform showing you what they got sent to their P.O box, you may feel like you need to go out and buy that amazing new eye-shadow palette that ‘so and so’ was raving about. Before you get wrapped up in all the excitement of a new product ask yourself if you really need it, will you still be using it in 2 years time? I’ve wasted so much money on cult products that I thought were going to be life changing and actually they’ve just been added to the huge pile of beauty products that were tried and tested. Don’t be fooled by advertisements telling us ‘You need this in …

Sony World Photography Award Exhibition

You will leave feeling truly inspired… Whether you’re an inspiring photographer or avid Instagram-er, It’s an exhibition you could easily spend an hour or more exploring.. The exhibition is at Somerset House which ends on the 7th of May, so you’ve still got time to go and give it a visit! If you have a chore free day or you work in the area, take an hour off to explore. Book Tickets Here

O.O.T.D Matchy-Matchy

~ sweater | jeans | shoes | backpack ~ How did I find a wall that matches the exact colours of my sweater?! Only Shoreditch could answer those prayers… When the weather’s good in London you have to get outside and make the most of it because you never know how long it will last. On this day me and the wonderful Izzy went exploring around East London for good food and pretty street art… As I said in my previous O.O.T.D post, I like to dress casual and comfortable. This outfit checks all the boxes for me, it’s comfy but not too slouchy. It’s casual but not too effortless. Thanks for reading! What do you do on a sunny day in London?