Recent visit to the Beauty Press Pr event at The Shard Shangri – La Hotel. The first product I tried and tested is the brand andemtics brow company. It’s an all in one brow kit with wax stripes, brow pencil and powder along with a brow mascara and highlighter.
Step-by-step instructions for at home:
1. Separate the strips.
2. Position the strips and press firmly. There are fixed markings in the form of dots on the strip.
3. Quickly pull off the strips from the outside inwards.
4. Remove any wax residue with the enclosed oil tissue.
Founder Andrea Lehner says, “Beautiful eyebrows are not just the soul of the face, they also give it shape and can even have a lifting effect if they are the right shape”. Waxing is preferable to tweezers as it’s less painful and done in one wax strip. The hairs will also grow back slower and softer. It’s a product for women and men. Simply attach the patented andmetics wax strips, quickly pull them off and experience that wow effect!
You will find before/after pictures, a how-to video and all product information on our website
Founded in 2007 and just launching into the UK. Amika brings it’s range of professional hair care products for self – expression, hair rebellion, encouraging creativity, against conformity and of course healthier looking hair. The vibrancy signature pattern runs though out the brand line. Which is far from mundane or boring, it’s the kind of product you want to display in your bathroom.
Creative Director Vita Raykhman designed the custom made designs that are separated into nine collections, Curl, Repair, Colour, Blonde, Smooth, Texture, Volume and Hold. Each has a distinctive colour scheme so easy to identify for the buyer.
Apparently the naming of each product goes through strict staff approval who happen to be self confessed beauty junkies. Normcore ( signature shampoo and conditioner), Burst your Brass (blonde haircare range), and The Wizzard ( detangling primer) this is one brand that believes in a totally individual version of beauty and it’s message is of positivity and inclusion. 86% of it’s team are female with 57% in senior management roles.
Ingredients include the “Super Fruit” Sea Buckthorn Berry, Native to Serbia (known as Obliphica) grows in the harshest environmental conditions on Earth so fortify’s itself with powerful nutrients. Sea Buckthorn Berry contains Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, as well as a powerful concentration of vitamin C, and over 190 biologically active compounds that work to nourish and protect the hair. Each product has been infused with the signature amika fragrance—an intoxicating blend of warm vanilla, fresh citrus and spicy sweet clover.
Available in amika salons nationwide, online www.feelunique.com www.birchbox.co.uk
Follow: @amika_uk on instagram and facebook.
I’m totally in love with ORLY nails and the company’s ability to deliver the most vibrant of colours for all seasons. These may be the 2018 Summer line up and I’m sure you’ve felt the cooler weather descending upon the City. These carefully chosen colours will stay with you through out the Autumn/ Winter. If the beast from the east returns. You’ll have that nail vanish ready and waiting bought on the back of the summer Sand of Time vibe. Painting your nails to the tune of Desert Rose, Blazing Sunset, Valley Of Fire, Moon Dust and After Glow will focus your mind on good times.
ORLY’s Lacquer increases wear time. Pair with Orly Bonder and Polishield for longer lasting pedicures and manicures. Have a chat with your Salon or Superdrug to try Orly Gel-FX.
The Vitamin infused Salon Gel ensures chip free nails that last up to two weeks.
ORLY Neon Earth is now available from www.graftonbeauty.co.uk and www.superdrug.co.uk. RRP £11.
After seeing one of my Aunties (who happened to be a professional dancer with Len Goodman way back in the day) iron her hair over brown paper on the ironing board. I tend to think hair straighteners are a great invention. Award winning Cloud Nine Hair creator Robert Powls ( who previously founded GHD) established Cloud Nine in 2009 and created a unique range of hair products and accessories that won’t damage your hair. These hair straighteners vary in size and heat depending on your hair type.Buying one of these Straighteners (Original, Wide and Touch) from now until 31st April 2018. Cloud Nine will be giving away a secret TEAL TICKET to customers where prizes can be won from £1000 worth of hair tools to a free 200ml Magical Potion worth £20. Just make sure sure buy from salons, online or approved Cloud Nine Retailers.
Cloud Nine goes ‘Back To Basics’ for Spring 2018. The premium hair styling brand is celebrating its ‘kind to hair’ award winning product range of Straightening Irons with a huge product giveaway campaign – the Teal Ticket Campaign.
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There are two different types of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleansers £23.50. Just go with your instincts when choosing the right one for you. Whenever I take this Special Limited Edition one below to any wedding event many women pick up and admire the container. These are beautifully designed to catch your eye and decorate your bathroom. For those of you who prefer a cleanser using water then this will leave your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. The skin will appear clearer and brighter in preparation for a face oil or moisturizer. Have a look here online Liz Earle
This is one of those products I’ve been using since a pr introduced it to me a while back. I’ve converted a lot of people over in recent times to use this multi-purpose balm. Here’s some of the reasons why you’ll love to use Dr Lipp.
- 100% natural.
- No parabens, sulphates, additives, mineral oils or petrochemicals.
- Cruelty Free.
- Fits neatly into your pocket or laptop bag.
- Fragrance free so suitable for the most sensitive of skins.
Dr Lipp acts as an intensive moisture surge, instantly calming, soothing and hydrating lips, skins, brows, including smoothing out split ends. Dr Lipp Multi – Purpose Balm £12, 15ml, available Space NK and Dr Lipp.
The smiles on their faces say it all about the eve we all spent on this roof top bar in Central London. The evening weather was spectacular and the best of the year yet. Nothing like cooking for family and friends and this recipe book certainly has something for everyone. Learning to cook really does make a difference to your life and helps control your diet a lot better. Knowing the ingredients and adding them together fully engages you in the creative process so helping to calm the mind. Joe Wicks is an online fitness phenomenon who’s approach is warm, friendly, approachable and very focused when it comes to health and fitness. I really get it why he’s so popular by making health and well being very accessible. This book certainly adds to my kitchen collection. There are many recipes here that are familiar and simple to make. Cooking for Family and Friends makes health and well being an easy option in your everyday life. Meaning it doesn’t exclude any of those treats you love to eat. Take a look.. JOEWICKS
Emma Roberts Vintage Armani dress, hair and make-up certainly won my vote at the Oscars 2017. Whether you’re getting married or going to a very special event, you’ll need the right make-up products to get you started.
It all starts with the foundation base which needs to be long wearing and long lasting. These are my recommendations that I’ve used myself.
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover foundation offers longevity and a velvet/matte finish, there’s a lighter version Double Wear Light Stay in Place Make-up SPF10. For a Liquid photo finish SmashBox Studio Skin 15 hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, and lastly for a natural healthy translucent effect (old favourite,) Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation Stick. ( This one is oil based)
Some of my brow recommendations include Benefit Brow collection, Body Shop, and Eylure.
For the eyes you’ll need some real definition for the camera. False lashes are the easiest way to create this effect. These are some of the affordable brands that are easy to apply and wear, Ardell (including Press On Lash), Kiss, Eylure. I’m also a big fan of long wear gel eyeliners and most of the brands offer this type of product. Here’s a few brands depending on your budget, Lauder, Body Shop, MAC, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown.
The quickest and most effective way of using colour on the cheeks and eyes is to use products that will cover both. Try the Smashbox LA Nights Blush & Highlight Palette, Origins Pinch your cheeks, Nude by Nature Bonzing Compacts. they will all do the trick and save you money on eye shadows.
For the rich velvet lipstick finish these would certianly be on my wish list, Lipstick Queen’s Red Sinner, Boujois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Red, Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick , Dior’s Satin and Matte Finish.
To finish your look fully you will need to choose hair styling products that will smooth and mold the hair into place. Try 72 Hair Blow Dry Cream it’s a styling hair cream that will suit all hair types and available nationwide. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm have also had rave reviews. Finally to set your hair gently into place electirc’s C7e.Spray. is a wonder product. I’ve used this on many occasions and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the hair and very easy to brush out.
Want to be part of London Fashion Week 2017 ‘FROW’ ( Front Row) this year then download the free @MakeupPlusApp to gain free access into @lightsofsoho during @londonfashionweek 17th – 21st February. I’ve had a look at this App and i’m really impressed with how it works. You’ll certainly have alot of fun.
You’ll also enjoy the visit to Lights of Soho venue with your friends, here’s all the exciting things you’ll be able to do and see while visiting..
Watch live streaming of London Fashion Week official ‘on schedule’ shows as they happen.. You’ll get the FROW experience at the The Ultimate Beauty Destination as we will also have exclusive live screenings of the fashion shows, that you want to go to but couldn’t get tickets to.
Experience the glossy world of beauty with live workshops, makeovers inspired by the catwalk, celebrity discussions, an interactive photo space, a live streamed selfie wall and beauty tutorials from some of the world’s biggest beauty bloggers.
Could be a fun half term visit for mothers, daughters, friends over the London fashion Weekend, to enjoy and experience this beauty destination together.
In partnership with Fashion and Beauty Monitor, ‘Lights of Soho’ , ‘The Ultimate Beauty Destination’.
A day of press and bloggers dropping by the in Pimlico for the relaunch of LYPSYL. It was very welcoming with treats from @Electric_London hair company and facial reflexology treatments with @facereflexology I’m not a beauty/make-up interventionist (permanent make-up ) type of person and i’ll always seek a natural option or remedie for relaxation and well being. To be honest i’m not a fan of facials and tend to avoid them at all costs. Although saying that i highly recommend a reflexology facial treatment from a reputable practitioner. If you want to induce the sense of well being and balance the body, book one today.
Established 1891 Lypsyl’s seven lightly scented SPF 15 balms include Strawberry and Pomegranate, Cherry and Almond, Mint and Fennel, Cucumber and Aloe, Coconut and Almond, The Original flavour and SPF 50 and my absolute favourite.