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If you’re in the UK, you’d have heard that England was able to raise £50k to fly a “flying Donald Trump manbaby balloon” around London… A total of £50k was raised, enough to take it from an idea to reality.

Now, I’m all about fun and games… I appreciate a joke as much as the next person and, yes, I did find the thing quite funny. But, when you think about it a little more seriously – in effect, we were able to raise £50k for a flying “manbaby” balloon in times when our NHS is on the brink of closure and our youths are out there ruining their futures by joining gangs.

Our society is a mess. Yet, all we do is complain. Could we not have raised £50k for the NHS? Could we not have raised another 50k (going towards the Sadiq Khan manbaby balloon) towards building a solid foundation for our youths; creating activities or programmes/courses for our youths to take up outside of school?

Why do we rely on the Gov. when we’ve just proven that we can raise the money ourselves? I can’t believe that we’re able to raise £100k in total for flying manbabies that will only be used in protest, but won’t put our money where our mouths are to make a more permanent and long-lasting difference to our society.

I am not a partypooper. I’m just a realist. Complaining about our issues doesn’t eliminate them… Hard work and change does. I understand it’s just for a laugh, but there are families crying over loss of their friends/families while we’re laughing at flying manbabies. So, let’s help the people in suffering laugh with and out of joy rather than just focusing on ourselves and who we’re going to laugh at or mock.

As a society, we have proven we can singlehandedly raise enough money to make a difference. So, rather than spending the funds we are able to raise collectively on silly things, let’s put it towards our youths and/or health service. This will in turn protect our youths and give our life-threatening illness suffering peers, friends and relatives a better and longer future.

Superdrug is currently selling Victoria Secret fragrance mists for £12 and two for £18. Basically, buy one and get the other half price. I am the biggest lover of bargains, so I was there like: “you take cash or credit?”

I picked up the Mango Temptation and Romantic… Because, the name’s Mansour and… Oh, whatever! I like mangos. They’re my favourite fruits, and it’s a good job they smell nice too. Mango Temptation really smells like Summer. The thing I like about fragrance mists is that they don’t cling on to you or smell too overpowering. They’re delicate but their scents pack a brief punch.

Both Romantic and Mango Temptation smell like full-on fruit. So, if you like fruit and smelling of them, you’ll love these two. The sale means you can stock up now and give them away as stocking fillers later.

Would I buy them again? I mean, sure. I like Victoria and her secrets.

Romantic:

A sheer mist made to mix, blend with others , or use alone for a scent of pink petals and solar musk.

Mango Temptation:

A sheer mist made to mix, blend with others or use alone for a scent of mango nectar and hibiscus.

Expect to get hi’ on the ol’ biscus if you’re wanting to dabble in Mango Temptation – or experience something out-of-this-world – not even the solar (musk) system can predict if you’re looking to be more Romantic.

There are many varieties to choose from. But, Mango Temptation and Romantic were there and caught my eye differently.

I have arthritis and it’s something I’ve been dealing with for a while. Yes, I’m 26 – not 89. Although, my love for aqua aerobics means I’m already there… I’m a grandma before I even became a mum. SURPRISE! For you, and not me. I knew it was coming… I love pigeons, community centres and aqua aerobics. I’m an old soul. If anyone wants to find me an old-people’s home which has a room spare, comment below.

All sarcasm aside, it’s serious. My arthritis is very serious. It’s, in my opinion, the worst type of arthritis too… The kind where you literally can’t avoid it. I have reactive arthritis which basically means I get flare ups when my body suffers infection. When I came back from New York in February, I came back with a severe chest infection. My body doesn’t know how to fight it, so fluid starts filling up in my right knee. Not that my right knee can do ANYTHING for my chest… But, at least it tries. Good on my right knee for taking one for the team!

Anyway, as soon as my knee flares, it ends up debilitating me and making me sort of immobile. I’m not joking when I say on some occasions, I cannot walk on that leg at all. Like my knee trying to sort out my chest issues, I try to walk to get to work and/or other places but end up imitating a penguin. Waddling or limping there.

There was actually a moment where I crossed paths with a stranger who was limping too. He was having problems with his right knee also. Mad, right? We stopped, looked at each other before pointing straight at our knees and saying: “liability!”

I think that’s the best part of it, meeting people who also have knee ailments. You kind of bond over the fact that you can’t even walk on occasions. I’ll tell you what’s not the best part – going to check-ups or MRIs. I hope I never have to endure MRIs ever again. It’s like VR but showing you what it feels like after you die. Ain’t no one got time for that…

Is there a cure? Not getting infections. So, in a word, no there isn’t a cure.

Do I take any tablets for it? Yeah, an iPad. Hahaha! I want to die.

OnDemand manufacturing may have just recently began growing in popularity, but serial entrepreneur Pablos Holman was cracking the market for years!

Holman, an American businessman, has long been manufacturing some eclectic tights on demand… Enter: Bombsheller!

The range of quirky, customizable leggings come in a range 10 sizes, and enable customers to choose from thousands of pre-selected designs (with the option to upload their own). Each pair is digitally printed, cut, sewn to shipped in as little as 24 hours…

“It took months for classical fashion business to become the final product,” reflects Pablos as his company Bombsheller continues to make waves in the “wearable technology” world.

The idea behind Bombsheller came when the computer expert [Pablos] decided that he wanted to break into the fashion market, whilst connecting it with his main passion, technology. “It will be the first programmable clothing factory,” Holman previously mentioned in an interview with The Independent.

Bombsheller continues to go from strength to strength, and will forever remain as one of the first innovators in OnDemand manufacturing – especially where fashion’s concerned.

Summer 2018 is in full swing and when we think of summer, we think of three things: barbecues, festivals and drinks! Here at Beauty Bae, we’ve put together this handy roundup of our three best UK festivals of the year which is sure to cure your FOMO…

With Glastonbury taking a well deserved break, it is up to our ‘Top Three’ festivals to make up for its absence and we don’t think UK festival goers will be disappointed!

1) Wireless on 6 July to  8 July at Finsbury Park, London

J.Cole, Stormzy & DJ Khaled are your 2018 headliners making this the ultimate summer festival of 2018! Look, Wireless did get some stick over not including many women in their lineup, but they’ve learned from their mistake, apologised and actioned it by creating an all-female stage. Nothing says #GirlPower like that. Who else can you expect? Giggs, Rick Ross, Big Shaq, DJ KHALED (- “another one”), French Montana, Post Malone, Big Sean. Wiley and Wretch 32. Basically, it’s going to be ‘Unforgettable‘.

2) Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24-26 at Little John’s Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

Nothing says “festivals that have something for everyone” like Reading and Leeds… This year, they’ve pushed the boat out and secured a diverse line-up with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Dua Lipa, Sum 41, Travis Scott, Skepta, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Fallout Boy and Panic! At The Disco taking to the stage. Linkin’ Park’s Mike Shinoda is also said to be making appearance… Something tells us these artists will add the fuel that’ll put festival goers’ Sex On Fire. Here’s hoping Big Shaq – who will also be performing – brings some ice along because ‘Man’s Not Hot’.

3) RiZE Festival (formally known as V Festival) on August 17 & 18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire

Festival goers can enjoy all the current and old-school classics from artists such as Craig David, Bastille, Stereophonics, Plan B, Sean Paul, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man… Rita Ora, Liam Gallagher and James Bay have cleared their holiday schedule it seems, because they’ll all be stopping by at this one too! I mean, if we were given tickets to this one, we won’t stop going on about it for at least ‘7 Days’!Look, we’re not saying much apart from: Jay Z headlined V Festival last year… Expect big things.

So, that concludes our ‘Top Three Festivals of 2018’… It’s safe to say we’re in for a long, hot Summer!