Face masks

Face masks have been round for many years. There are literally thousands of face mask products on the market and knowing which one to use can be hard. Most face masks will state what skin type they are good for such as greasy or dry but often you will not find out if they suit you until you try them. When trying any new skin product you should always carry out a small patch test to check that you are not going to react to the product. Some people chose to make their own face masks. Some common ingredients include cucumber, apricot, banana and even...

Perfect curls every time

Many of us desire to have beautiful curls but do not have the time or skills to create them. For many years I battled frustratingly with wands, curling irons and even straighteners to try and replicate the curls that my hairdresser had done for me but to no avail. Recently a new product has come to market that promised all the hassles and stresses of curling your hair would be wiped out. I must admit I was extremely sceptical as many products previously had also claimed similar things. The Babyliss Curl Secret does do exactly what it says. With its innovative technology, curling your hair...
This entry was posted on August 30, 2015, in Hair Styles.

How to get that look

Often we look through magazines and see images of models or celebrities and want that look. It may be the clothes they wear or maybe how they are wearing their hair or make up. If it is a particular make up technique that you like, for example, smoky eyes then YouTube has some fantastic videos that can help you recreate the look. A simple search on Google will show up a number of video tutorials with people showing you a step by step guide on how to apply the make up in the correct way to achieve the end results. Sometimes you won’t be able...

DIY facial for blemish-prone skin

If you find that you often get breakouts on your skin you may notice that going into the summer months your skin is ten times worse. This can be down to increased sebum (oil) production due to the heat and it can be down to the use of greasy products such as sun creams and tanning lotions. However worry not as a good DIY facial will help to banish those blemishes and won’t cost you the earth! First start by cleansing your skin with warm water and a good face wash liquid, the use an exfoliator on the face in gentle circles, concentrating on congested...

Top tips for using Velcro rollers

If you are looking for big bouncy curls and have mid length to long hair then Velcro rollers could be for you! Having tried many different ways of achieving this look I have a few tips that will make using these rollers easier and achieve the optimum result:- Always secure the rollers with bobby pins or section clips, these rollers do claim to be self-gripping but I have never managed to get them to stay in without a clip to secure them. Use the rollers on dry hair, preferably not just washed hair as the curl will take better. Use a large barrel curling tong...
This entry was posted on May 26, 2015, in Hair Styles.

Shiny locks this summer

Ahh the summer is approaching and with it comes the warm sunny weather that we all love, unfortunately prolonged exposure to the sun can make hair dry and damaged leaving it looking dull and straw-like, not a good look! So here’s how to give your locks a lush treat that will leave them beautifully soft and ever-so shiny in just three easy steps. Step 1 – first gently brush through your hair. Then make a mixture of two parts coconut oil and one part olive oil and apply directly to your dry fair focusing on the dry damaged ends. Step 2 – gently twist your...