Crowning glory: Braid bar opens at Gina Conway hair salons

By Laura Rutkowski Who has time to braid their hair? Not us. More importantly, who actually knows how to braid their hair into a pretzel-double-back-flip-cross-over braid? Again, not us. Forget YouTube tutorials and asking your friends for help, Gina Conway hair salons are making the whole process a lot easier with their recently launched braid…

Beautify on your break at KIKO Covent Garden

By Laura Rutkowski  KIKO, an Italian cosmetics and skincare brand, offers complimentary (win!) makeup touch ups, which are perfect for the working woman on the go. You’ll be in and out within 10 to 15 minutes (double win!). Once you exit Covent Garden tube station, you’re only a minute’s walk away from KIKO. Beauty products…

Sample sales: A lunch break spent well is one where you spend

By Laura Rutkowski  Now that it’s November, it’s officially acceptable to start mentioning Christmas and all of the shopping that goes along with it. Allow the sample sales this month to help you on your hunt for gifts, while finding some for yourself in the process. If you’ve never been to a sample sale before,…

Lunch break blowout at Benefit

By Laura Rutkowski If you’re willing to brave the madness that is Oxford Circus tube station on your lunch break, you only need to walk five minutes down Carnaby Street before you reach your happy place. Step inside the Benefit Cosmetics Boutique for a quick full-service shampoo and blowout. You’ll be in and out in…