This contemporary colour is effortlessly chic with a sophisticated edge and suits a variety of skin-tones. From dramatic dark charcoal to molten-hot metallic graphite, there really are 50 shades of grey to choose from for the ultimate chromatic manicure.

I recommend Chanel “Black Pearl” (shade 513) for a sleek shimmering colour that lasts for up to a week. Make sure that you wear a base coat in order to protect your nails from weakening and yellowing, as well as applying a top coat to prevent your nails from chipping.




Alternatively, if you are seeking flawless wear for 2 – 3 weeks with mirror shine and zero dry-time, there is nothing better than CND Shellac! There are over 61 shades available but my favourite is called “Asphalt” – below is a photo of me wearing it.

Located on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower in the City of London, Sushi Samba offers a unique blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine. The panoramic glass elevators and the 360 degree views from the outdoor dining terraces contribute to the whole experience. 

As for the for the food, we ordered plenty of dishes to share, all of which were truly mouth-watering, but my favourites included the Black Cod and the Plantain Chips. If you are really want to go all out, why not try the Wagyu Beef (Warning: it costs £50!)

My “top of the day” is this gorgeous pink and green animal print vest form TopShop, which has a zip up the front to add that extra touch of glamour! I usually wear it with a pair of black sequin shorts from Urban Outfitters or high-waisted leather shorts from H&M – both of which are so stylish but affordable enough to fall within my budget. In the photo I am also wearing my favourite pair of wedges from Nine West.

When I boarded the Eurostar and headed to the fashion capital of the world, I did not even realise what a treat I was in for. I had plenty of free time to explore the city by Métro – the quirky shops, the cobbled streets, the stunning architecture with wide boulevards, the famous monuments and of course the patisseries where I indulged in macaroons, baguettes and chocolate croissants. As well as some shopping, I attended a fashion exhibition at the Musée D’Orsay, visited the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs Élysées, saw the Mona Lisa in the art gallery at the Louvre and of course went to the Eiffel Tower, which inspires anyone in sight to dance, jump and photograph themselves in front of it. On Saturday night, I ate dinner at the trendy and atmospheric Hotel Costes and on Sunday I strolled around the Marais, where I found a delicious lamb shawarma for lunch followed by crêpes to satisfy my sweet tooth!

I stayed at Les Jardins de la Villa, a contemporary boutique hotel with couture chic design and luxurious comfort. Finally, this trip provided me with the perfect opportunity to practice my spoken French, one of the 3 languages which I am studying at university!