Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:19

Top 5 Flowers That are Great for a Woman's Skin?

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Miranda Kerr once famously said that - a rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.

The beauty of a woman is compared to a flower beautifully. It says that as each and every flower is distinctly pretty, so does each woman!

Everyone has their signature qualities which makes them unique. To celebrate the essence and spirit of a woman, Women's Day is celebrated and a flower for Women's Day would be the best gift. Because a flower is the only object in this whole world which does justice in explaining the beauty of a woman.

Not only as an object of beauty but, there are many more qualities in a flower. All the ravishing women can use these following flowers and enhance their beauty overnight.

1. Jasmine

The intensely strong fragrance of jasmine flowers reminds us of many memories. This flower can be used to prepare tea which releases depression or anxiety. You can soak these flowers in water and take a bath or use jasmine oil after your bath to feel rejuvenated.

If you keep jasmine flower plant in your lawn or garden, there would be no insomnia or sleeping disorder! If you have a dry skin or suffering from wrinkles, you can crush a few jasmine petals (after washing gently) and mix with a few drops of coconut oil and apply this pack on your face. You would glow in a few weeks if you apply it regularly.

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2. Marigold

This is perhaps the most widely noticed flower all over India. The yellow to orange colored flowers are attractive and bright. They have been cultivated over the years for many usages. Some beneficial medicinal oils are made from this flower.

Although this is not a soothingly fragrant flower but other qualities of this flower make it a great gift. You can brew three spoons of marigold petals in a vessel for 15 minutes and wash your face with this water daily if you want it to be acne and spot-free.

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3. Rose

Quintessentially, a rose is the queen of the garden. You can gift a rose flower plant or a bouquet of roses to the charming ladies in your life. In case you want glowing lips like a red rose, you can use crushed rose petals with a few drops of honey which is a superb natural lip balm. The natural color of your lip would become pinkish red and that would make your appearance more attractive.

To tone your skin or to mitigate the harsh rays of the sun, you can take a half spoon of rosewater and half spoon of glycerin and keep this pack overnight. Wouldn't it be a great idea if you get a bouquet of roses and wish a Happy Women's Day along this vital information to the lady luck?

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4. Hibiscus

For a glowing skin and smooth hair, there is no competition to hibiscus. It represents delicate beauty, unity, and peace. In many Asian countries, this flower is mainly used to worship deities. You also must remember our biology classes and dissection of a hibiscus flower.

Well, this is an extremely amazing option when you want to replenish your skin and hair. Hibiscus oil and shampoo are easily available in the market that is targeted for women population. The ageing women population also love this flower for its anti-ageing properties.

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5. Lavender

This flower represents refinement, grace, and elegance. Lavender holds a sacred place in nature and the amazing look of this flower is something to be cherished for sure. This flower has good quantities of Vitamins and thus it is a lovely option to enhance the beauty of skin and hair. The anti-bacterial properties of lavender help in fighting acne problems. Lavender oil has been discovered as a wonderful aroma oil.

When you are very tensed and everything around you seems to be confusing, just have a bath with a few drops of lavender oil in water. Things would take its own time to normalize but this would help you remain calm in this kind of tricky situations. Get a bouquet of lavender as a special women's day flower for your lady luck.

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Apart from these flowers, there are other flowers also like Chamomile, Carnation, or Tuberose that works wonder for a woman's skin. Thus, if you truly want a careful gift for the lovely ladies, you can get Women's Day flowers and share these trivia with them.

Written by Sophie Addison

Published in FF Loves
Thursday, 08 February 2018 18:00

Bring your skin back to life this Winter

Award winning Aesthetic Doctor Dr. Rekha Tailor of Health & Aesthetic clinic in Elstead, Surrey gives expert advice on how to look after your skin this Winter Cooler climates, central heating and harsh winds are all very damaging for your skin health and can often result in a dehydrated and tired complexion. While having a healthy and balanced diet can improve skin health, sometimes our skincare needs a professional approach to give you the results you've been looking for.

Often, I have clients come into my clinic who are very worried about their skin health and one of the things I would recommend in trying is Profhilo, a treatment available at Health & Aesthetics. There are many benefits to this Super Skin Booster, including:

1. Instantly improves skin hydration.

2. Triggers collagen and elastin production, which means a dramatic improvement of skin quality, lines and skin texture.

3. It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid based product without the use of chemical cross-linking agents.

It is pure hyaluronic acid.

It is recommended that patients have a two to three treatment sessions initially, with a one month break interval in between. This treatment gives visible results after just two visits and clients can expect to see a glowing and hydrated complexion. Results normally last up to six months but this is individual based on everyone's unique skin type.

Another treatment to improve skin health this winter is with a Hydrafacial which is also available at Health & Aesthetics. This specialist treatment works not only to improve the appearance of skin but to truly restore it, leaving it clear, bright and youthful.

The Hydrafacial targets skin concerns by:

1. Painless extraction of dead skin and impurities, these are removed to reveal healthy new skin.

2. The facial works to combine lymphatic drainage, deep cleansing and exfoliation which leaves skin looking and feeling fresher. This instantly improves skin appearance, texture and hydration.

3. Hydration is a primary focus within this treatment and the Hydra Facial Vortex-Fusion technology delivers a specialist combination of Hyaluronic Acid and powerful antioxidants, peptides and multi peptides to replenish skin leaving it plumped and promoting the ultimate skin health.

The treatment takes one hour and is perfect for anyone with general skin issues that want to improve the health and appearance of their complexion.

Further to the Profhilo and Hydrafacial treatments, there is also the powerful Chemical Skin Peels available at Health & Aesthetics which rescues dull skin by rejuvenating the complexion and restoring glow. While some people may be put off by the name of the treatment, this is actually pain free and does not burn - many people find this a very relaxing and pleasant experience.

A Skin Peel can save your skin this winter by:

1. Gently removing a controlled amount of the skin's outer layer, included unwanted dead cells on the surface.

2. The peel promotes regeneration which benefits the skin's overall health and appearance.

3. Results of the peel also help to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sun damage to reveal a radiant and smoother skin surface.

There are also other approaches you can take if you are looking to improve your skin health this winter, simple steps such as washing your face in lukewarm water and daily use of SPF - even when it feels cold the sun rays can still be very damaging for your health and skin.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:28

Nine Basic Beauty Tips Every Woman Should Know

Almost every woman would like to look their best at any given time.

Published in Hair & Beauty

Best makeup looks

We don’t know about you, but the thought of new makeup makes us downright giddy. That feeling you get when you grab your brushes and start playing with colours is light-hearted and exciting, and once you add fashion to it and start creating complementary looks, the fun only increases. There’s something delightfully romantic and fresh about spring makeup trends, and this year promises to be a mix of sensual, chic, and bright.

Feeling eager yet? Then check out the trends that range from delicate to bold, and make sure to pick up a few ideas so you can be ready once springtime comes.

Graphic Liner

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From Pat McGrath’s work on Tom Ford’s runway show, to Marc Jacobs’ models sporting an almost bare face with only inky, dramatic eyeliner, this trend is bold, unique, and certainly requires a steady hand! A more wearable version was seen on the Monse runway where the models had double wing liner, but we absolutely encourage you to have fun and go further – Pat McGrath drew thick eyeliner shapes, then added a touch of lip gloss on top to give it that wet, grungy, dangerous look.

Sunburst Shades

Sunburst shades

When was the last time you saw bright yellow eyeshadow on anyone? Well, our impression from the Novis runway is that it’s a trend that’s absolutely got to gain traction. A dose of sunny yellow on your eyelids? Warmth, happiness, and blooming dandelions in spring! It’s very effective on its own so you won’t need anything more than a touch of mascara to make it work, and it can go beautifully with a simple, demure, white lace dress. You’ll practically be the impersonation of spring with this look.

Lips And Tips

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The good old “match your lipstick to your nail polish” rule is coming back, but this time with dark colours in mind. Dramatic black lips on a natural-looking bare face paired with black polish is giving us some real supermodel vibes.

Big Eyes, Bigger Lashes

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One of the biggest Australian trends in recent years, huge, dramatic eyelashes, is every Aussie girl’s dream. In the land of pretty much eternal summer and beach time, smudgy mascara is not exactly attractive, so it’s no wonder that ladies are getting eyelash extensions in Sydney, which is famous for its specialists. If you want to forgo mascara and have naturally gorgeous lashes even when you’re completely makeup-free, we recommend trying this out. Christian Siriano seems to love big, bold lashes as well, and most of his models were sporting a 60’s-inspired, clumpy-looking volume accomplished by pilling on a ton of mascara. With extensions, no need clumps!

Highlighter, Always More Highlighter

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Miss Rihanna’s touch seems to turn everything to gold, so it’s no wonder her Fenty Beauty has gained such a huge following in a very short amount of time. Her famous Trophy Wife highlighter was seen on almost all models on the Puma runway and we still can’t get over the fact just how good it looks, especially on women of colour.

Rose Beauty

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Messy, smokey, rosy bronze and burgundy eyeshadow might be one of the sultriest looks we’ve seen on the runways, the courtesy of Brock Spring 2018 collection. Instead of the old-school black and grey smoky eyes, we suggest this seductive alternative – it’s more natural-looking, sexy, and goes great with nude lipstick.

So, what’ll it be? Soft and natural, or dramatic and colorful? This year is giving us a ton of options, and we can’t wait to see how you’ll play with your makeup and what kind of looks will you create. We encourage experimenting with all of these and enjoying the varied creativity of 2018 spring trends!

Written by Sophia Smith

Published in FF Loves
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:09

How to Grow Beard Hair Faster?

Beards are the recognition of the men. It mostly adds maturity to the appearance and personality of men and a person with a beard looks more graceful and handsome.

Published in Hair & Beauty
Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:49

SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub

SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub

I am using SkinYoga’s Coffee body scrub to try and keep the stretch marks and cellulite at bay over the Christmas season. The caffeine in the product is meant to enhance fat metabolism and remove liquid and fat for your skin. The natural oil in it helps to nourish and give your skin an even glow. The scrub is also said to treat inflammation and protect your skin from the sun in the summer.

Directions

Take small handfuls of the Coffee scrub and apply onto wet skin in the shower. Scrub your entire body for 5-7 minutes. Follow with your usual shower routine.

Ingredients: Ground Coffee Beans, Pure Coconut Oil, Pure Sesame Oil.

SkinYoga is an Indian brand founded by three sisters Radhika Choudhary, Deepika Choudhary and Jagriti Choudhary. The Coffee scrub comes in a golden coloured packet and smells shockingly of coffee, it is a beautiful smell though. So beautiful in fact that I am scared that I may get it confused with my usual Coffee that I drink every morning.

After using the scrub for a few weeks I noticed that the dead skin cells on my body had gone and I now feel soft and smooth all over. I will continue using the body scrub, as I want to keep my skin and body in shape as I intend on making an absolute pig of myself over the Christmas holiday.

Get your body Christmas ready with SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub. It retails at £32.00 online at Amazon.

Written by Hayley Sweeney

Published in FF Loves

It’s one of the best times of the year! Dreamy snow and melodic jingles are in the air, and holiday cheer is everywhere.

Published in News
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:17

The Adventures Of Being A Non- Conformist

This season's accessories and beauty trends are to die for. As we explore the adventures of being a non- conformist. This editorial captures the very essence of being bold and free while baring all that lies beneath.

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Photo Credit: Photography- Shola Ajisegbede | @sholaajisegbede for Sniper Ajix Photography | @sniper_ajix

Model- Blessing Obila | @mz_basilia

MakeUp- Temitope | @adella_makeup

HairStylist- Tony Aigbogun | @beautyace7

Styleing & accessorries - Maryanne Alabi | @mayreejay

Location- The Range, Lagos Nigeria

Written by Maryanne Alabi 

Published in FF Loves

There’s nothing better, than finding something you have a natural flair and passion for – and then in turn, have the potential to turn that gift, into a lucrative career.

Published in News
Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:27

Drinkable Skincare: The Latest Trend in Beauty

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In the world of skincare and makeup, things seem to be changing at the speed of light. It appears like every new day brings a new magical cream, an abundance of serums that promise to change our skin forever, along with numerous other topical innovations. They all boast an abundance of retinol, vitamins, collagen and antioxidants that guarantee a flawless complexion and plump, radiant skin. It was only a matter of time when something new will appear on the skincare market, and now it has. To our surprise, it wasn’t another skincare product, at least not one applied in a traditional matter.

Although the effectiveness of the new drinkable skincare trend is yet to transpire, every innovative step is bound to tickle and intrigue us. If it proves effective, it could change the way we view and practice skincare for good, but as the effectiveness of the new trend still await proof, all we can do is explore the topic with as many pieces of information we have, give it a go and see what happens.

1. Putting Our Finger On It

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What is drinkable skincare exactly? Given that it’s a ‘brand new thing’ in skincare, it’s difficult to put a finger on it. The rise of drinkable collagen or even a digestible SPF and probiotics in concoctions that promise to reduce dark spots and dull skin, fight aging and target numerous other skincare issues and concerns is, however, undeniable. The products in question vary from vitamin-rich juices to dry supplements that are supposed to be added to your regular beverages.


Besides, the ‘line’ of products goes as far as to introduce a collagen peptide, a drink whose effectiveness has been studied by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. According to their report, the consumption of this drink has increased skin hydration within an eight-week time span, as well as collagen density in the dermis. The study concludes that the oral supplementation has definitely proven effective in slowing down the aging process, and that is definitely food for thought.

2. The Idea Behind It

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Again, it’s difficult to state where the idea for this kind of skincare came from, but given the increasing popularity of fresh-pressed juices that were initially used as a means to detox and cleanse the body from the built-up toxins, this is a safe place to start. It’s hard not to notice that people have been investing in quality cold-press juicers, like the ones by reputable brands such as Kuvings for years now, as they wish to get all the best ingredients out of their fruits and other members of the superfoods family.

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The term superfoods has been around for quite some time now. One of their trademark features is the fact that they do wonders for the skin. The holistic approach to skincare has always emphasized the inextricable bond between the gut and the skin, claiming that what we put inside our body is as important (if not more important) as what we put on it. For instance, according to the holistic approach, sedentary lifestyle, a sugar-based diet and food sensitivities don’t only affect our overall health, but inevitably reflect on our skin, and NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD agrees. She states that “research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interact with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea.”

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the effects of a healthy diet featuring yogurts, and vitamin-packed juices will be easily visible. It’s even less surprising that someone came up with drinkable solutions for all our skin problems.

3. The Future

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Predicting the future is a tricky feat, but if the study with collagen is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing more and more of these types of skincare products. That being said, this is still a novelty, and one that could fade out just as fast as it came in, so don’t go clearing out your bathroom cabinets just yet. Of course, pressed juices are always welcome, as we know how important vitamin intake is for our health. As for skincare, yes, the connection between body and skin is strong, but whether drinkable skincare products will stand the test of time – well, only time will tell.

Wtitten by Sophia Smith

Published in FF Loves
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