SheaMoisture have announced a £40,000 relief fund, aimed at helping black female salon owners navigate their way through Covid-19.
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Friday, 01 May 2020 14:58

Mix And Mask

Hair appointment cancelled. Facial and back massage rescheduled and as far as manicure and pedicure bookings… Yikes!

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Still having flashbacks for not attending that last appointment!! It is a constant recurring nightmare!! For those mere mortals shuddering at the prospect of overgrown nails and faded out highlights, I feel your pain. We are in this together!

Being on ‘Lockdown’ does not mean grooming standards should slip, we just need to improvise a little. There is no need to feel down hearted, help is at hand by the means of a do-it-yourself facial treatment in the comfort of your own home.  So, here are some quick tricks and tips for concocting a variety of fun face masks, readily available in your cupboard or fridge to brighten your day! As for those with sensitive skin, recent cuts or bruises, fear not!  You can still join in the fun by creating your own unique ‘Spicy Fruit Salad’.

The humble tomato is an antioxidant with a great source of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K. It has also been known to be used as an astringent and brightener for oily skin. This amazing fruit sometimes referred to as a vegetable can also be used to sooth and hydrate sensitive or dehydrated skin.  

You can be as adventurous as you wish, by using freshly sliced tomatoes, chopped tinned tomatoes or my favourite tomato puree paste.  Apply all over the face or T-zone area, then leave for 5-10 minutes before removing and rinsing your entire face with lukewarm water.  Finally, moisturise using your regular product.  Repeat once or twice a week.

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Cheers to the tropical pineapple!  
Have you ever wondered what to do with those pineapple slices from your Pina Colada? Ponder no further.  Making your very own face mask is the answer! Pineapples are packed full of nutrients such as proteins, vitamin C, A, B6, B5, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc to name a few. With all of this in mind, creating pineapple face masks does not seem like such a farfetched idea. Due to the high acidic and antioxidants content, this tropical fruit is the perfect exfoliant for dry, flaky, blemished or sallow skin. A word of warning, please avoid using on sensitive or broken skin as it will sting.

Blend a few pineapple chunks or slices into a blender, then apply to the face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes as before rinsing off with lukewarm water. For individuals with heal scars, slight pigmentations or blemishes, apply a small amount of pineapple juice using a cotton pad or bud to the areas of concern only. Leave for 3-5 minutes then rinse off thoroughly. Remember to moisturise your face afterwards. Repeat once or twice a week.

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Yogurt is great for the immune system because it is crammed with minerals and probiotics as well as vitamin D, B1, proteins, magnesium, calcium and many more.

Mixing spices such as turmeric into the yogurt mixture may help to alleviate certain skin conditions such as very dry skin, acne and psoriasis. An alternative blend worth trying is a combination of honey and plain yogurt. This fusion is ideal for mature, dry or sensitive skin.

Use a generous amount of your chosen yogurt mix. Leave on the skin for at least 10-15 minutes then rinse off properly.  Do not forget to apply moisturiser afterwards. Repeat two to three times a week.
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Alternately try avocado instead of yogurt. This fruit contains over 20 vitamins and minerals giving the perfect nourishment for the skin.

Using olive oil mixed with turmeric makes an ideal combination for dry or mature skin. Olive oil contains antioxidants and vitamin E and K. The perfect blend to kick start and heal the skin.

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Please Note: These are just guidelines for creating fun facial masks.  If you do feel any sensitivity or tingling at any point. Take off the mask immediately, rinse your face with cool water. Consult your GP if necessary.

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Thursday, 09 April 2020 16:15

Diy Microdermabrasion System Beauty Tool

The must-have kit for DIY facials at home by Silky Bae, have revealed that sales of their iconic BaeVac are up 609% week on week and the beauty tool is now selling 1 every 40 seconds.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:03

Showcase beauty - An Eco-Friendly Destination

Introducing a new website which promises to be your one-stop, Eco-friendly destination for new, unique and trending beauty brands!
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Give no way to confident related issues anymore that stops you from leading a happier life and from embracing opportunities that come your way.

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 16:26

Black Friday Beauty Deals just for you!

Black Friday is just a week away and we have some amazing offers available to you all.

Nature Republic

The bestselling K-Beauty brand have just opened the first ever standalone K-Beauty store in the UK, welcoming huge discounts on your favourite beauty buys.

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25th- 2nd December 2019, 
www.naturerepublicuk.com

·         Buy Ginseng Emulsion + Toner and grab a FREE Silk Foam Cleanser worth £27

·         20% off ALL Beauty tools

·         Buy 1 Love Me Bubble Body Lotion £19.50, Get 1 Free Love Me Bubble Body Gel £18.00

·         Hand & Nature Hand Cream, £7, Buy 2, get 2 FREE


Grab 30% - 40% off the Cell Power Collection:

·         Cell Power Day Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30

·         Cell power Watery Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30

·         Cell Power Night Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30

·         Cell power Eye Cream WAS £43/ NOW £25.80

·         Cell power Emulsion WAS £33/ NOW £23.10

·         Cell power Essential Toner WAS £30/ NOW £21.00

·         Cell Power Essence WAS £43/ NOW £25.80


Sensationail

 The UK’s #1 Selling LED Gel Polish brand offer salon worthy manis in the comfort of your own home, with up to two weeks of non-chip wear, no smudging and zero drying time.

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22nd November – 2nd December 2019, www.boots.com

Better than half price! Grab the NEW Limited Edition All Star Rose Gold Starter Kit, was £79.99, now £39.00

Sheamoisture

Award winning and family owned US loved hair and body care brand used by millions, SheaMoisture offer beauty goods suited for everyone, minus animal testing or any nasties – a better way to be beautiful.

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18th November – 2nd December 2019, www.feelunique.com

Save up to 1/3 off your SheaMoisture favourites across the range, including Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Créme, £10.99 – which tames unruly frizz and flyaways, controls and improves manageability all whilst protecting against heat damage.

Only Curls

The 5 star UK Curly Girl bestsellers offer a range of styling, washes and accessories to keep your curls in perfect condition.

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29th November – 2nd December 2019, www.onlycurls.com

15% off EVERYTHING including Hydrating Gel Crème, £16 Nourish your curls with this hydrating curl creme that smoothes curls and minimises frizz. Our special blend of Shea Butter, Marula Oil and Aloe naturally replenishes moisture and restores curls back to their original curl pattern.

TRR NUTRITION – The new advanced collagen supplement developed for Andy Murray

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29th November – 2nd December 2019, www.trrnutrition.com 

Offering an incredible 50% off with code TRR50 at checkout, picking up the product for £19.49, instead of the usual £38.99 for a 10-day supply 

Showcase Beauty

 The Home of Undiscovered, Unique Beauty Brands delivering to Ireland, Showcase Beauty feature the latest and innovative independent beauty and grooming brands, with an eco-friendly/ethical approach.

Black Friday www.showcasebeauty.com

  • NEOM: Free 1 wick candle (worth £32) when you spend over £30 on Neom

  • Madara: 40% off range

  • MEMI: 30% off the full range + free lip gloss on orders over £25

  • Elizabeth's Daughter: Buy one get one free

  • Lumity: Free Mini cleanser with every supplement ordered 

  • Albus & Flora: 20% off tinted lip balms

  • Cle Cosmetics: Free Apricot Tinge cushion when you buy 2 lip melts

  • 31st State: Free Face Wash when you buy any 2 products 

  • Evolve Beauty: 15% off 

  • Heath London: 25% off range 

The Fragrance Shop

The UK’s largest independent fragrance retailer offer hundreds of your classic scents and new time favourites, all at amazing prices

Pre Black Friday 22nd-28th November, Black Friday 28th November – 3rd December 2019, www.thefragranceshop.com 

·         Offering 20% when you spend £60 or more

·         15% off beauty – £60 min spend

·         15% off gift setsIncluding Gucci Bamboo Gift Set 30ml EDP, £48.50 A woody and floral fragrance, Gucci Bamboo is soft and intense at once, blooming with notes of exotic Casablanca Lily and Tahitian Vanilla. Sandalwood and Grey Amber balance the fragrance’s femininity with a resonating woody contrast

·         Also offering 70% off pre-Black Friday on scents such as Marc Jacobs Dot EDP 50ml, £52 to £30

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Time flies, and whether we like it or not, we have to accept the fact that we're not getting any younger.

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 16:11

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

Makeup is an integral part of almost every woman’s life, no matter how much she says that she hates it. It’s used to cover blemishes and other imperfections, and also to enhance all the good features. But to do during hot summer days when wearing too much makeup cause clogged pores and other skin issues? Or if you’re simply into a more natural look? Well, in that case, there are other ways that will help you look radiant without wearing layers of foundation, so if you’re planning to ditch all the unnecessary makeup, here are some tips to still look great with little to no makeup:

1. BB cream is your friend

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Everyone knows the importance of covering skin imperfections, and many also turn to heavy foundation for help. But, in fact, using the BB cream will make your skin look even, soft and covered, while also being nourishing. This is especially important if you have acne-prone skin, since in that case, using foundation can clog your pores and make your skin look worse. What’s even better, many BB creams also contain some level of SPF which is great if you spend your days outside. The only downside to BB creams is lack of diversity, considering that foundations often come in many tones.

2. Take care of your skin

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If you truly want to rock minimal makeup look, you need to make sure that your skin is clean and moisturized. That’s why it’s important to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed and use a night cream or oil, so your skin will have a chance to rest and get nourished during the night. Similarly, removing all traces of night cream and sweat in the morning is a great way to prep your face for the day ahead. Keeping your skin in good condition is the only real prerequisite if you want to wear little to no makeup.

3. Use highlighter for more glamorous look

Use highlighter for more glamorous look
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Highlighter can freely be considered a godsend among all makeup products, since it is the main product responsible for adding glow to the face. It is mostly applied on cheekbones, but some women also prefer to wear it on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and above the cupid’s bow. So, if your skin is light to fair, then it’s better to choose icy silver or champagne those, and in case your skin tone is medium to olive, then it’s advisable to stick to golden-bronze shades. And for deeply dark skin tones, it’s much more recommended to use rose gold or bronze since pearly tones can make the skin look dull.

4. Apply some bronzer for the sun-kissed glow

Apply some bronzer for the sun kissed glow
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As you probably know, bronzer is one of the go-to products if you want to achieve sun-kissed summery look. Now, considering that contouring has become popular, many are still confused by bronzer, so it’s often used it for the wrong reasons. That’s why it’s important to choose the bronzer that will make you look like you’ve spent the whole day lying in the sun. Australian women know it best, so that’s why they choose creamy bronzers as their go-to product whenever they want to add a bit of shimmer to their face. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there are many various bronzer shades and brands so any woman ordering makeup online from Australia can easily find her favourite bronzer and other related products.

5. Opt for natural tones

Opt for natural tones
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Any makeup guru will tell you that, if you want to master no makeup look, you need to stick to natural colours similar to your original skin tone. That way your whole face will look even and radiant, and you won’t need to experiment with various colours. Instead, stick with what looks natural on your face, almost like you have no makeup at all. Light pink, sand and peach colours are all great choices for natural look, and try to steer away from too much mascara, especially if you already have long and thick eyelashes.

In conclusion, wearing little to no makeup is achievable, but before you opt for this look, you need to take care and nurture your skin. Also, always remember that less is more, so instead of using every makeup product, just use those that will help you cover your imperfections and accentuate the positives.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:58

10 Effective Tips to Get Glowing Skin This Summer

Everyone wants their skin glowing in summer. It’s just one of those things that no one talks about, but everyone craves.

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Friday, 26 July 2019 23:19

The UK’s Hair Removal Spending Habits

A new survey by Lilibeth of New York and MakeupBoxLDN has exposed the UK’s beauty spending habits.

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