Semi Permanent make-up

Semi-permanent make-up is becoming more and more popular with areas such as lips, eyes and eyebrows being offered by salons and clinics around the country. The idea of the treatment is to give the effect of make-up that does not need to be re-applied or removed. It’s achieved by tattooing the area into the dermal skin layer with a long lasting pigment sometimes called micropigmantation. The pigment that is used has been approved by the FDA for safe use provided the practitioner you use follows the correct procedures. Before choosing a practitioner always research the clinic and where possible go on personal recommendation where you...

Hair removal, what’s the options?

The world of hair removal can be a confusing place not to mention pricey and somewhat painful. So what are the options? Well that depends on the type of hair growth and the area being treated. A short term DIY approach such as tweezing may be suitable for areas such as eyebrows or chin but would not be practical for larger areas or areas where you’d want more long term removal. Laser treatments or IPL treatments offer a more long term solution however they are not suitable for all areas (not for eyebrows) and are not very effective on light hairs or very dark skin....

Winter-proof your hair

Cold blustery days, wet windy weather, it’s hardly surprising that winter is not the best time for our locks to shine! So what can we do to combat the winter frizz without making our hair look like it’s glued to our head with sticky serums or waxes? Like most things you need a good foundation to start with so always use a good shampoo that offers protection to the hair from heat styling, be aware that some shampoos coat the hair so can be unsuitable for fine flat hair. Then you need a good daily conditioner to replenish the moisture that gets sucked out of...
This entry was posted on October 22, 2014, in Hair Styles.

The perfect nail polish

Over the years I must have spent hundreds (if not thousands!!) of pounds on nail treatments and varnishes in the plight to find the perfect polish. From brands claiming a chip-free result for 7 days to some claiming to encourage nail growth, promoting the actual health of the nails, I have brought them all, and I can honestly say that most certainly do not do what they say on the tin! So after trying different brands and comparing cheap basic ranges to ‘professional’ polishes I came to the conclusion that the main thing that contributes to a good even long lasting polish is a good...

Eyelash and eyebrow tints only for the summer?

So the summer is officially over, the open toe shoes are packed up and the micro mini-skirts are tucked away behind the cosy winter jumpers. This time of year it’s not only our wardrobe that changes but also the types of beauty treatments we opt for. Treatments such as pedicures and waxing tend to drop down on the priority list during the winter along with holiday prep treatments such as lash and brow tinting. However the latter does not have to be exclusive to the summer months, yes lash and brow tints are fab for the beach and going in the pool without the risk...

Is the Anorak coming back in to fashion?

Anoraks are not the first item of clothing that normally comes to mind when you hear the word fashion, but that is all set to change. The rubbery, waxy coats that often make you feel a little bit sweaty are set to hit the high street shops in the next couple of weeks. Fashion designers, such as Stella McCartney, have started featuring Anoraks in their collections on the cat walk this week and other designers are following suit. Although you may think of Anoraks as ugly and something your grandad may wear, the ones that have been appearing recently in the fashion world are far...