Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

What's Your Skin Type?

We know that our skin is unique and using products for all skin types such as dry, normal or oily won't give us the results we need. Looking on the skin type and condition below check out which one describes you best. 

Not sure about your skin type? No problem. Book your free consultation today to learn which products are recommended for your skin type and condition.  

Looking after our skin helps improving texture, hydration, appearance of wrinkles and stimulates skin renewal, boosting our confidence. So it's not just aesthetics but also wellbeing. 

5 Ways to Winter-Proof Our Skin

We all need a little something to help our skin get through the winter, it's when the latest skin-boosting treats come in to return our wind-chapped cheeks and dry lips to their former glory and to protect us until next season. 

Her are my 5 ways to winter-proof your skin to keep it soft, moisture and smooth:

1- Mac Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum - A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage, while MAC Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration.

2- Lancome Visionnaire Yeux - Achieve skin perfection while reducing dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines in the eye contour The eye corrector delivers a triple visible correcting action: dark circles appear significantly diminished, eye wrinkles appear smoother and the eye contour texture looks and feels refined. After 4 weeks, the signs of fatigue around the eyes look visibly reduced as this lightweight eye cream re-texturizers and evens tone in the eye contour area.

3- Dove Winter Care Nourishing Body LotionThe lotion works deep down and not only moisturises the surface of your skin, but also delivers deep nourishment for long lasting beautifully soft and smooth skin. The rich formula, gives the intensive care we need for the cold season. It treats dry skin so that it recovers, and the warm fragrance of Amber flower provides a pampering sensation. The unique deep care Complex includes skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil to help gradually improve skin starting deep down to the stratus corneum.

4- L’occitane Shea Butter Hand CreamEnriched with 20% Shea Butter, the super-creamy Shea Butter Hand Cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth with no oily traces. 

5- The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm This luxuriously sweet lip balm contains Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of wildflowers. It has a sweet, floral scent and leaves lips feeling soft. This one I recommend...

So girls here are my tips for today and let me know what else would you use to protect your skin through the winter or if you have tried one of these products above. Please do leave your comments below.

Thank you!

Mink & Silk Eyelash Extensions – What You Should Know

With the popularity of eyelash extensions growing globally, several news types of eyelashes are popping up. But what’s the difference?
Although any of the extensions will give you constant compliments, there are some vital differences between these popular eyelash extensions that you should be aware of.

Differences Between Mink, Silk or Synthetic Eyelashes

The main difference between the types of lashes comes down to their firmness, are they real fur, faux fur or synthetic.
Synthetic or Silk lashes are the heaviest, great for a really full thick look, often rated at 0.20mm in thickness.
Mink or Faux Mink are usually thinner and softer than Silk  rated at 0.15mm-0.2mm in thickness, but can also come thicker as well.
I usually use Mink, and I consult my clients to figure out the thickness that will work with their expectations.
Real Fur won’t hold a curl as well as Faux Fur.

Mink Eyelashes

Mink Lashes are the new craze. If you’re going for that 100% natural look, this is the best you can get. Most people love Mink because they look so natural and give them full, fluffy eyelashes.
Real Mink lashes come from the Mink tail, either the Siberian Mink or the Chinese Mink. The Siberian Mink are the better of the two.
There is also the Faux Mink, they are more affordable, come very close to holding all the same characteristics except if you get them wet, they won’t lose their curl which is a huge advantage over real Mink.


Mink lashes are known to be very light and soft, making them a more comfortable choice over silk lashes. They also have a gloss or shin to them and have a more natural fluffy look. They often come with a perm and will last a little longer than silk.


You should choose Mink lashes if you want extensions that you’ll be wearing for a prolong period of time. In other words, you plan on keeping them and continually retouched.
The minks are also  great if your own natural lashes are thinner, because the mink lashes are very light and soft.
If you want a more natural looking lash which you can apply mascara to enhance, then Mink should be your first choice.
Note: You should only use mascara designed for extensions.


Now this is the scary part. An initial set of Real Mink lashes will be a bit pricey.
I charge all first-time clients up with an initial set of Mink lashes for only £40 half set and £65 full set ( I often offer discounted prices on them also). 

Silk Eyelash Extensions

When someone says Synthetic Lashes they are referring to either Silk or Acrylic.
Synthetic Silk being the more popular of the two for the lighter feel. Not as light as Mink, but they are more comfortable than Acrylic and can be used for everyday use.


Synthetic Silk Eyelashes are great for short term wear or special occasions since they are thicker, full and have a uniformed perfect curve to them.
Since they already hold such a dark pigment, there is no reason for mascara.
They are usually much thicker than Mink lashes rated at 0.20mm.


Choose Synthetic Silk eyelash extension for those special occasions. A wedding, a photo-shoot or a part in a film. You can use them as everyday lashes as well but they won’t be as light and comfortable as the Mink lashes.

Getting Your First Set Of Eyelash Extensions

If you live in Surrey UK area you can call me anytime for an appointment for your next set of extensions. We’ll consult you and choose the best length and thickness for your needs.

Mob: +44 (0) 752 812 2018

Non Surgical Facelift, Galvanic & High Frequency #facial #review

We all know that skin condition is a matter of skin health and not just aesthetics. While a proper skin care is one of the most effective ways to maintain the issue of ageing, blemishes and dehydration, our skin could use an extra boost, which is why I recommend the use of electrical machines also known as facial and body electrotherapy. 

Electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effects such as deep cleansing of the skin, muscle toning in the face and body and lifting of the face.Current technologies offer various electrical machines to aid in the treatment of skin condition. Such machines include High Frequency, Galvanic and Micro-Current.

As a professional I know many people aren't aware of the benefits of these treatments which could boost their confidence and self esteem as well as for the beauty therapist to be able to offer more treatments to clients and Salon owners which could increase their business in every way. Ageing, blemished and dehydrated skin are conditions that we all face. Our skin ages every day, and it is up to us to take the necessary preventive measures to ensure our skin ages at a slower frequency. Electrical treatments offer ways to address the issues that go with any skin condition to help clients maintain not only a youthful appearance, but also a good skin health.


A galvanic facial involves the use of mild electric direct currents consisting of positive and negative ions to refresh, stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. The average time for the treatment can vary from 25 to 40 minutes, prices also vary.  

The treatment aims to improve the skin in two ways: 

  • Cleansing which is a process called desincrustation, which a pre-treatment gel with a negative charge is applied to the skin; and 
  • nourishing through iontophoresis, which a second gel with a positive charge is applied to a clean and dry skin.
This is achieved by the application of a small, constant,direct current. The treatment works on the belief that charged ions in the skin are either attracted or repelled from the electrodes (conductors or probes). Galvanic treatment is normally done on the face for deep cleansing and on the body to treat cellulite. 

Benefits and effects of Galvanic:

• Tightening and firming of tissues.
• Decrease in blood flow.
• Decrease in sensitivity.
• Reduction of oedema and lymph stagnation.
• Oxygenation of cells.
• Calms and soothes the skin.
• Restores critical moisture.
• Regenerates the skin.
• Stimulates cell renewal and improves skin vitality.

High Frequency

High-frequency treatment uses low-current high-frequency alternating currents, carried via a glass electrode (conductor or probes). Because the high frequency current converts some of the oxygen in the air into ozone, the treatment has a germicidal action. The treatment is used to aid healing, and also to help desquamation (the skin's natural exfoliation), and stimulate sweat and sebaceous glands. 

This helps dry out spots and it is good for oily skin. An indirect high frequency facial uses a saturator electrode held by the client to draw a moisturising massage medium deeper into the skin, and so is best suited for more mature or dry skin types. The treatment also lasts between 25 to 40 minutes and it can be done once a week for the first 4 treatments and once a month after that. 
The machine can be used most on the face but can also be used on the back for a "back facial" (the same process for facials) to treat spots. 

Benefits of High Frequency:

• Stimulates circulation of the blood. 
• Increases glandular activity.
• Aids in elimination of toxins and absorption of nutrients to the cell.
•  Increases metabolism.
• Germicidal action occurs during use.
• Generates heat inside the tissues.
• Aids in deeper penetration of product into the skin.

Benefits of Indirect High Frequency:

• Aiding in the penetration of treatment creams/serums/complexes by increasing the blood flow.
• Regenerating the skin.
• Re-energising tired and stressed skin.
•  Assisting in massage for an ageing skin using the indirect method.


Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that reflects body’s own natural current, which is sub sensory in most causes and therefore barely noticeable. The treatment works by passing a very small direct current through muscle tissue to stimulate our sensory receptor and that is why it is very important that the beauty therapist knows exactly where the origins and insertion of the muscle are for best results.  

It is a anti ageing skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual appearance of ageing. Skin care therapists use micro-current to tone and firm the skin and it is most related to the term "non surgical face lifting".

The treatment can be done between 30 to 45 minutes and it depends on the client's skin type, condition and age. Most beauty salons offer the treatment by courses of 6 or 10 sessions and prices also vary. It can also be applied on the body (breasts) to help lifting the skin. 

Benefits of Microcurrent:

• Improve muscle tone in face and neck.
• Lift jowls and eyebrows.
• Skin exfoliation.
• Sun damaged treatment.
• Increase product penetration.
• Reduce wrinkles and eliminate fine lines
• Improve facial circulation

I hope this post has been really helpful. Let me know if you have any question...

Anew Beauty Lip Plumping Lip Conditioner

Hi There,

Anew Beauty Lip Plumping has a excellent moister for the lips and the conditioner gives them a nice shine too,  I have one and I always try to buy a new one before it finishes as I can't live without the plumper, specially in the winter, but it's also very good in summer to protect against sun damage. It restore a youthful looking appearance for a plumper and fuller lips. With double the retinal to boost collagen renewal. Wow!!

It can be used on its own or before lipstick, I particularly prefer use it before my lip glosses. I think the price is quite good for a beauty product like that and with me the conditioner lasts forever. We can find it through an Avon representative or buy online. So it's very easy to find. 

When I use the plumper my lips feel silk soft and line free and it does make us feel good about ourselves as it regenerates the lips and it has a pleasant subtle scent, is non greasy, extremely hydrating and feels great on. One of the bests Anew products...

@Avon_UK Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls - #review

Hi Girls,

I've been using Avon Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearl for years and I love it so much because its shimmering and finish which left my face with a gorgeous luminous all day long. It's a reasonable price at £10 and lasts for hours... The shimmering pearls give skin the luminous look of a natural tan and a sun-kissed glow.

The package is so cute and the product itself is really soft with a lovely smell and an amazing shimmering. It is Multicolored pearls swirl together for an instant radiant glow. It gave a golden glow to my cheeks. 

There are two shades: Cool and Warm and my one is cool which is a lighter shade for pale, fair and medium skin tone and it also feels so light on the skin. Great product for summer! You must try! They say it is suitable for face and body, I'm not sure, but it worth a try!

I hope the post was helpful! 

Leave your comments below if you are interested to know more...

See ya!

Nail Polish of the Week - @ChinaGlaze Pink Neon - #review & photos

Hi girls,

China Glaze Nail Lacquer is more than just colours, this professional lacquer with hardeners helps promotes healthy nail growth and is Toluene (A colourless liquid hydrocarbon present in coal tar and petroleum and used as a solvent and in organic synthesis) Free! Nice!!

Long wearing formula it makes nails look spectacular and dries in seconds. China Glaze offers the latest technology in formula's and colour selection.

For the longest lasting manicure apply base coat, two coats of lacquer and then top coat. Refresh when needed with another coat. Great for manicures and pedicures! However this lacquer chips very easily after a few days, dries flat so you need to use a top coat, is completely matte without a topcoat; but it is not that bad though.

At the same time the pink neon has a great coverage and excellent texture.The pink colour is fantastic, great for summer and spring.

There are many on line shops that sell different colours and texture of China Glaze and the good thing is that they aren't so expensive, so anyone can buy them. Amazing!! Today is the fourth day with my nail polish and it still looks so tidy and amazing... The average price can be from £5.50 to £7. Get ready for summer...

So girls I really hope you guys like the review and let me know what you think...

Thank you for stopping buy...

Avon Ideal Shade Cream-to-Powder Foundation - #review

Hi Girls,

I have used this foundation forever and in my opinion it's one of the best cream to powder foundation yet. It looks natural, lasts well and isn't heavy at all.

I'd definitely recommend this one. It's a lovely and efficient foundation, but it was also my first Cream-To-Powder foundation. I have been using this foundation on and off a lot. I always use a liquid foundation but I've decided to try something new and it's a medium to full coverage foundation wears up to 8 hours. Excellent choice! My shade is medium-beige at the moment.

They say: Lightweight formula applies as a smooth cream and dries to a natural-looking velvety powder. The smooth,even, flawless finish lasts all day, helping reduce shine and adding moisture where necessary, depending on your skin type with SPF15.

This foundation is really good for who has oily or combination skin, because once you apply it becomes powder. Excellent to get rid of the shine specially on the chin and nose.

I don't think it's suitable for a very dry skin as it can become very cakey with the skin peeling off, as it occur with dry skin though. The price is OK and it's always on the Avon catalogue which doesn't happen with most of avon products... Because I don't need much from this product, it lasts a long time with me.

Anyway I found this foundation quite effective... I would love to know what you think...

Best Wishes,

Resenha: Gel Lux Profile - Esmalte em Gel

Oi Lindas,

Hoje estou aqui para falar dos esmaltes em gel da Gel Lux Profile. São esmaltes que parecem verniz ou são verniz, são mais consistente do que um esmalte comum, tem um brilho surpreendente que dura por 2 semanas sem descascar. É a sensação do momento, todo mundo está usando.

A consistência é tao forte que para ter um acabamento bonito e suave, precisa ser aplicado bem, mais bem pouco cada camada. Precisa de pelo menos 4 camadas e em momento nenhum poderá encostar o produto na pele ou cutícula porque quando coloca na luz UV para secar, o produto tipo que derrete na sua unha, começa se expandir e ficar mais fino.

Perfeito para clientes que roem as unhas ou que não tem muito tempo de frequentar salão de beleza e trocar o esmalte semanalmente, devido à correria do dia a dia, o esmalte em gel atrai várias adeptas por conta da praticidade e durabilidade que proporcionam - de 15 a 20 dias em média.

Uso profissional, além de ser consistente, o produto não descasca, borra nem perde o brilho. Sua aplicação fornece uma película protetora, semelhante a um vidro, que evita a quebra da unha natural com facilidade.
Para fazer unhas de gel precisa ter alguns materiais específicos, de forma que possa faze-las corretamente. Materiais necessários:

1 lixa grossa;
1 lixa normal de unha;
1 cleanser (para limpar os resíduos)
1 primer;
1 pau de laranjeira;
1 óleo hidratante de cutículas;
1 Discos de limpeza próprios para unhas de gel (nunca algodão);
1 acetona ;
1 base
1 cores;
1 gel selante;
1 luz UV
solução para limpar o esmalte no final

Técnica : Antes de começar o tratamento primeiro e preciso que observa a unha do cliente sem tocar e depois basta desinfectar para começar o processo.

Passo 1. Depois de lixar as unhas no formato a gosto da cliente e remover a cutícula com o auxílio de um alicate, lixe a superfície das unhas com a lixa Diamante.

Passo 2. Na sequência, aplique o primer para unhas em pequena quantidade. Ele ajuda a dilatar os poros da unha para fixar melhor o esmalte.

Passo 3. Passe a Base em toda a unha, evitando passar na cutícula.

Passo 4. Coloque as mãos na cabine UV por 3 minutos (dependendo da cabine) para secar o produto.

Passo 5. Passe a cor desejada do esmalte em gel no máximo quatro pinceladas para que ele não fique grosso (Atenção a camada precisa ser bem fina)

Passo 6. Retire o excesso de esmalte dos cantos com o auxílio de um palito fino e um pouco de algodão embebido em álcool a 70%.

Passo 7. Deixe secar novamente na cabine UV sempre limpando os cantos da unha.

Passo 8. Aplique a segunda camada e novamente deixe secar na cabine.

Passo 9. Aplique o top coate deixe secar na cabine UV por mais três minutos.

Passo 10. Por fim, limpe os resíduos com um lenço de papel ou TNT embebido em álcool a 70%.
Finalize com um óleo hidratante em volta das unhas porque a acetone desidrata muito a pele e as clientes adoram quando cuidamos delas e oferecemos algo mais. Clientes satisfeitas sempre retornam.

Vantagens que as unhas de gel têm para si:

 1 Duradouras;
2  Permanecem sempre bonitas e brilhantes;
3 A cor não lasca;
4 Evita o vício de roer as unhas;
5 Não interferem com o crescimento natural da unha;
6 Ganha mais tempo para cuidar de si;
7 Só precisa de fazer manutenção após 2 semanas; Claro que o tempo de manutenção também irá variar de acordo com o crescimento natural da sua unha.

Desvantagens e contra-indicações:

1 Só pode modificar a cor ou o estilismo da unha de gel na próxima manutenção;
2 Poderá ter de fazer manutenção de 2 em duas semanas;
3 Se tomar medicamentos muito fortes, nomeadamente antidepressivos, ou se a sua unha natural for muito gordurosa  o gel aplicado tende a cair ou a lascar num curto espaço de tempo;
4 Precisa de materiais específicos necessários para a aplicação 

Então meninas se tiverem alguma duvida sobre o produto pode me perguntar...

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Um beijo!

Beauty Blogazons Roundup

  • TheFabZilla: Are you looking for a great neutral pink lippy to rock this Spring? TheFabZilla likes Chantecaille Lip Chic Wild Rose she wears it to bed! 
  • Makeup, Life and Love: Read this week's installment of Jamie's High vs. Low beauty and see what high end dupe she found for a drugstore price... 

@Avon_UK Magix Face Perfector #review

Hi Girls,

I did find the Avon Magix Face Perfector a good product for people who doesn't like heavy makeup and it worked like a primer for me. Price very reasonable, last quite a while and made my skin soft and smooth, however I wouldn't use it without a foundation as I like to cover my skin.  The product is a magical air-light gel-powder colorless formula that makes all skin tones look flawless... Very true!
They say it is an invisible light coverage and instant perfection product. It also banishes shine up to 10 hours. You must apply evenly in the morning or before sun exposure.

This product really left my skin soft with a beautiful colour and took all the shine away, I used it every single day before my foundation to help hold the makeup on for longer. The only thing was that when it was about to finish there was a water like liquid coming through it (I'm not sure exactly what it was) so I couldn't it use any more and I don't know about pores as my pores were the same, but the product is good though. I would use it again!

I hope you like the post, let us know your thoughts...

@ChinaGlaze: Scarlet - #RedCoatTuesday

Hi Girls, 

This week I came with this beautiful nail polish from China Glaze called Scarlet, like all the others I've posted from China Glaze, it's a lovely and very lively colour. I did use a white polish to make the polka dots. 
Scarlet shade is really pretty, the texture is very thin, so you need to apply at least 2 to 3 coats if you like it really red. It lasts a few days and it has a lovely glossy finish.

I don't normally wear red colours because of my work as I'm beauty therapist, but this one I really liked. I do hope you like the colour, and if you do let me know what you think.

By the way. Do you fancy participate the  #prettylittleliars RedCoatTuesday? 

The rules for this: 

1. Paint your nails red.
2. You can do a design and use other colors, but the main color should be red. 
3. Add your manicure by adding the inlinkz code to your blog. 
4. If you don't have a blog, add your picture to this post on my Facebook, tag me and I will add it to my PLL link up board on Pinterest so that I can add it to the link up. I will post the linkup page there so you can view it!! 
5. Share your pretties and get your friends to join!!


Don't forget to check out the ladies below...


Golden Globes Awards 2014 - The Red Carpet Looks

Hello Ladies,

How amazing and chic the celebrities looked on the red carpet at the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony 2014! The dresses, the hair, nails, accessories and specially the makeup. It's one of the most beautiful and elegant events, and I'm here today to show you the bests looks in my opinion.

The event this year was all about nudes and reds which I love and smokey eyes as always. There were also a couple of vintage looks and let's not forget the hair styles. After hours of preparation the stars showed up on the red carpet with their polished makeup, hair, nails and gowns.

My best look of the list below for sure is Emma Watson, she shined on the red carpet with her lovely and simple hair style and her subtle makeup with red lips. Amazing!!!

Check out the looks below and let me know what star wore it best...

Jennifer Lawrence

Emma Watson

Lupita Nyong'o

Zooey Deschanel

Mila Kunis

Kate Mara

Margot Robbie

Amber Heard

Amy Adams

Kate Beckinsale

Reese Witherspoon

Sofia Vergara

Taylor Swift

Naomi Watts

Kaley Cuoco

(CLOSED) $400 @Sephora Gift Card Christmas Giveaway Result!

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making December's Giveaway a success!! I had so much fun participating along all the blogs.
The winner has been chosen, verified, and was notified and claimed her prize within minutes and was super excited! Should anyone have any questions about the winner or how it was chosen, please contact Hairspray and Highheels and they will be more than happy to show you the terms of service.

Thank you everyone and watch this space another great giveaway is coming in January... See ya!!

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Here it is a huge Xmas giveaway open to everyone... One lucky winner will receive a massive $400 Sephora Gift Card!
The giveaway will end on the 25th December and we will be announcing the winner's name right after. T&C in the rafflecopter...
I wish you all good luck & please be sure to visit the lovely ladies and their blogs who are also participating in the giveaway!!

                                                           Adna Cristina Beauty


#esmalte da Semana: Jabuticaba da @esmaltecolorama

Olá meninas,

Olha que esmalte lindo de cor escura da Colorama da linha verniz e cor que trouxe para vocês esta semana, diretamente do Brasil para as minhas unhas é o Jabuticaba e eu ainda coloquei um brilho por cima que já tinha em casa para ficar uma coisa bem Natalina.

O esmalte tem uma consistência ótima do jeito que eu gosto, é bem brilhoso com uma acabamento bem satisfatório mas precisa ser aplicado duas vezes para a cor ficar mais viva e bonita.
Os esmaltes da Colorama são bem baratos e de ótima qualidade. Este é o terceiro esmalte que faço post e estarei falando sobre todos os esmaltes da Colorama que recebi.

Clique aqui e aqui para ver os outros posts. Este eu recomendo!

Fashion: Shimmering Metallic Party Dresses

Hi Girls,

In this festive season our evening wardrobe was redefined with shimmering metallic dresses and glitzy embellished accessories. Thanks to Dolce & Gabbana and other's latest AW13 collection this trend is firmly on the fashion agenda. Inspired by the age of glamour our high street shops' metallic party dresses will give our party wardrobe instant wow factor. Lots of glitter and shimmering! Watch this space!

They are so sophisticated, chic and elegant for any party and much special in Christmas and new Years because of their glittery season. I just got one from Oasis which is absolutely beautiful with its metallic golden colour and black just the way I like it.

The trend can be found pretty much in any high street shop and they are not expensive at all, well, there are the nice ones and the gorgeous ones... The dresses go from £30 to £100 so it can be worn by anyone and you don't even need to spend all you cash.

See below some ideas for your amazing Christmas party and please do let us know your preferable ones... Amazing!!!

See ya!

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