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Kiss And Makeup SLU was officially founded and registered as a local business in January 2016 by Ms. Hermia  Sylvien and has been made available to customers predominantly via their Instagram and Facebook pages.

The business idea came about as a thought in early 2015 when Hermia wanted to combine two things that she was passionate about – sales and beauty products.

“I love the additional boost of confidence that makeup can provide, img_20161102_095222-1or the way it enhances one’s physical features,” she says. “I believe that makeup is an art, which is something I also love, and I wanted to provide a service which would afford the ladies in St. Lucia an opportunity to explore their creative side a bit.”

The aim at Kiss And Makeup SLU is to provide great products and services to customers, and the free weekly delivery service they provide to persons in Castries and Rodney Bay is a step in that direction. They also offer makeovers, provide weekly beauty tips on their Facebook page and assist persons with any questions about makeup that they may have. In addition, the company hosts Pop Up Shops at various locations, giving persons the opportunity to purchase products outside of the digital realm.

Kiss And Makeup SLU can be found on Facebook at and Instagram @kissandmakeupst.lucia

Meet His Majesty – Arthur Allain


Mr. Elijah “Arthur” Allain, two time Groovy Monarch of St. Lucia as well as Lead Vocalist and band-leader of the band EvaLucian, and school teacher, is without doubt an exemplary youthful figure in St. Lucia.

Arthur’s professional music career stretches back to early 2008, which birthed his introduction to live band performances with the Matrix band. He continued to develop his craft over the years and in September of 2013, Arthur alongside two of his former students at Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School founded the now popular EvaLucian band. The band has served as acts on major shows such as Youthfest 2013, the 2014 SLAM concert, St. Lucia Jazz & Arts festival Opening 2014 & 2015, Soufriere Jazz, Jazz at Baywalk, Teatime Jazz, S.O.S., Rev Up with Burning Flames, amongst many others.

Arthur achieved his first major musical accolade in 2013, when he stunned all in attendance with a memorable performance of his hit song “Jumping Alone” which obtained him the 2nd place prize in the Groovy Monarch competition, after only his second attempt at the title. St. Lucia Carnival 2014, saw Arthur’s career reach its pinnacle, when he was able to capture the coveted title of Groovy Monarch 2014 with his self-produced and co-written track “Numb. Arthur repeated the feat of capturing the Groovy Monarch title again in 2015 with the song “Who I am #WestIndian”, a song paying homage to all Caribbean people. The song was accompanied by an official music video as well as a lyric video. In 2016, Arthur created history by becoming the first artiste to win the coveted title for a third consecutive time, with the song “Dat Beat”.

Arthur has served as an opening act for international artistes such as Machel Montano, Jah Cure, Munga, The O’Jays, Kassav and R. Kelly. In May of 2013, Arthur also had the distinguished privilege of opening up the final day of the main stage St. Lucia Jazz festival, sharing the same stage as the legendary O’Jays and R&B sensation R. Kelly.

In his spare time Arthur loves to play the keyboard, bass and guitar, and write and produce music. A musically blessed son, his aspirations are to break the international barrier and produce captivating music that will catch the ears of listeners all over the world.

The 3 time groovy monarch can be contacted via his social media pages:
Instagram: @arthurlucian01
Twitter: @arthurlucian
Facebook: Arthur Allain

The Mecca – Making An Impact On Pop Culture

The Mecca’s unique sound incorporates strong EDM elements fused with a Hip-Hop approach and pop vocal tones all wrapped beautifully with his Caribbean influences. He brings captivating music for the 21st century, with the ability to inspire and the power to get anyone grooving on any dancefloor! Merging solid lyrical artistry with a deep well of emotion and determination, he has surfaced as an astounding musical force.

Formerly known as Young Mecca, he currently celebrates two decades in the music industry with nearly 200 songs either released or written/co-written. In 2009 he became the first ever YouthStar in Saint Lucia, immerging winner of the island’s YouthFest competition and then walked away with The People’s Choice Award at the Undaground Music Awards in Bermuda the following year and in 2011 he boasted a stunning 73 track releases, 4 mixtapes and 6 music videos.

To add to his list of accomplishments, this exceptionally talented lyricist had his single ZOOM ZOOM prominently featured in episodes of VH1’s Single Ladies, ABC Family’s Chasing Life, Fox’s Red Band Society and Netflix’s Fuller House while his single FLAT STOMACH was the premiere single at the 2014 Labo Ethnik Fashion & Lifestyle week in Paris. 2015 continued to build on the progress of previous years . The Mecca executed a promotional tour of the United States, enthralling audiences with his electric sound and animated performances.

The Mecca’s newest release, Number One Hit, is an enthralling mix of adrenaline pumping bass, explosive synths and pop culture references and features 3 time Groovy Soca monarch Arthur Allain.

More information on The Mecca can be found on his website He is also on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @meccamusic