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Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts

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...

Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extension

Eyelash extensions are enhancements designed to add length, thickness and fullness to natural eyelashes to achieve a beautiful full luscious and long set of lashes that are natural and you won't even know they are there.They can be separated into two types: temporary (two weeks) and semi-permanent (up to 8 weeks).

Adna Cristina Beauty has years of experience in applying single semi-permanent eyelashes extension, giving clients the confidence they need. The lashes we use are of a professional product made of a soft and naturally curved synthetic material designed to bond to human eyelashes that last up to 8 weeks. Eyelash hair is particularly fine, and therefor the chemicals used are a specifically formulated bonding agent, it dries soft, remains flexible and bouncy and most importantly causes no damage to the natural eyelashes. 

Now a days there are many eyelash extension brands selling their own product which can be from flexible and medio durability to a much more quality products. Of course you will have to do infills from the second or third week which you pay around £25 to £40 and the service itself can be priced from £65 to £80 average. 

I had the service done many times and it does feel good, I loved the treatment so much that I decided to do the training and it was a success, all the ladies wanted to have their eyelashes 
done, it makes us feel more confident and good about ourselves.

I think if you haven't had the treatment yet, you should give it a try and see for yourself. The extensions doesn't last long if you are wearing oil based makeup such as liquid eyeliner or mascara. So when you have the eyelashes done try not to use oil based makeup and never rub your eyes; it will make your natural lashes fall out and also the synthetic lashes that are glued on them, you don't want that to happen before the time. 

Any comments or suggestion I'm here to help... :-) Thank you for stopping by!

Elemis Skin Buff & Visible Brilliance - Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi Ya!!

Elemis is the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand favoured by as many as 6.5 million spa-goers per year. 
The successful combination of natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology has enabled them to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing products and professional spa-therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.

A key figure in Elemis’ success has been the ongoing support of Jan Kusmirek, one of the world’s leading authorities on organic ingredients, Essential Oils and medicinal plant extracts. His expertise has enabled the company to discover some of the world’s most cutting-edge ingredients and manufacturing techniques to guarantee every product delivers maximum results. 

I have been using Elemis Skin Buff & Elemis Visible Brilliance for about 4 weeks now and ladies I will be really honest with you.

When I started using the skin Buff, I stopped with my old one straight way, which was Neutrogena - Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, It left my skin so smoothly even that my family noticed after a few days using it, exfoliator and cleanser in only one product, I didn't need to use any other product; if you can use only one which reduces your shower time specially if you don't have much time in the morning like me, that's even better. Don't you agree?

The skin buff left my skin with a fresh complexion every morning, yes, I use it every day to give me the results I want and I have always done this way, for years; scrubbing my face every day. 
Its tiny crumbs really cleans my face and it's very efficient, it eliminates and prevents blackhead, well at least on my skin it worked beautifully, as my face was all covered in black heads. I don't know why, but my skin stated being like that from my 30's, any way I found what I was looking for. Thank you Elemis!

I also liked Elemis Visible Brilliance which is a serum that brightens and re-energises stressed skin, for people like me who work the whole day on a stressed environment. Yes readers, I work everyday from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Friday; I'm a working mum of two, so the job is doubled and this serum is everything.

 I apply the serum everyday in the morning and night just before I go to bed, and I don't use anything else. My skin feels so much rested and smoothed in the morning when I wake up. It works like a prep for my skin before makeup, but if you really want to see results you must use it everyday. If you fail this process, it will take longer to show.

At the top, you have to twist the collar anti-clockwise and press the white pump to dispense the product and when you are done twist the collar back to close it. Easy peasy!! I'm still using both skincare products because I really liked them; it worked for my skin which was dull, with black heads, tired and they just made my life easier.

Right! I do find them quite pricey, but it's worth a try!
Skin Buff online for £24.60 
Visible Brilliance for £40.90 

So ladies I really hope you liked my review and let me know if you have ever used Elemis product and what your thoughts are...

Thank you for stopping by...

Best Beauty Looks at the 2015 Golden Globes

Hya Girls,

Another year and another Golden Globes Red Carpet... How beautiful and elegant those women looked! Their looks get better and better every time. To complement the stunning and amazing make-up looks they were transformed with their dazzling and shiny dresses. The hair styles were also so beautiful and makeup from soft and daring lips to dramatic and nude smokey eyes.

Not just the lips and the eyes but also the contouring and highlights which gave the looks a dazzling finish. The natural looks also made an statement....  I just love watching the red carpet events, it's a kind of party we (normal people) will never be part of but just seen what's on from makeup, to hairstyle and fashion can be quite exciting...

Even the older ones looked stunning from head to toe and they look like they will never aged. I like everything sparkling specially eye makeup and jewellery... One more beautiful than the other!! All our favourite film stars and television actors showed their gorgeous looks to inspire us every time!

Gorgeous waves, amazing red and dark lips and nude and dramatic smokey eyes, all in one night!!! lots of classic, old-Hollywood glamour, including deep side parts and sculpted waves galore..

I hope you like the post, let us know what look you liked best... 

@Avon_UK Shine Attract Lipstick #Review #Photos & #Swatches

Us, girls are always trying to find the best cosmetics on the market, it could be an affordable product or a designer top brand product. Most of those products we never know which one is the best and suitable for our skin.
I love Avon products which are very affordable and also very good and today I'm posting about Avon Shine Attract Lipstick.

I have to say I didn't pay much attention to the product at the beginning. When I opened the beautiful silver packaging and I saw the lipstick I left it in my makeup box for weeks, until my daughter used it and I saw the gorgeous shade and finish on her lips.

I asked her which one it was and when she told me that it was the Avon Shine Attract, I was amazed and I regret not using it before. 

As soon as I applied the lipstick I could feel the hydration and it is so creamy with a great smell. The outer gel layer gives a nice soft lips and the lipstick in the middle gives a lovely colour. It has SPF for protection and it's great for summer!

There are 9 shades and the best of all, Non-sticky... Amazing!

I hope you like it and let us know what you think...

Thank you for stopping by.

@AirbaseMakeUp - Maquiagem com Airbrush para Noivas

O airbrush é a mais nova técnica para fazer maquiagem em que se utiliza uma pistola que liga a um compressor de ar produzindo jatos de tinta. No momento existe 7 bases, 2 blushes e 1 bronzer para contornar o rosto desta marca. 

Eu fiz o curso do airbrush com a própria empresa chamada AirBase-Makeup nesta semana e amei tudo do inicio ao fim. Começamos o curso aprendendo sobre todo o material que usa e como limpar a pistola, muito fácil! Esta técnica foi inventada por uma beauty guru chamada Judy Naake que trouxe o bronzeamento artificial em spray chamada St. Tropez para o Reino Unido.

Todos os produtos desta marca são formulados baseado em silicone pois dura mais, hidrata a pele por deixar a pele respirar embaixo da base e tem um acabamento super natural. Achei incrível e contem vitamina A e E. Quando pulverizado usando o aerógrafo a pistola atomiza o produto fazendo as partículas bem pequena. É por isso que airbrush make-up é usado em HD TV, cinema e principalmente em noivas que não deixa a pele muito brilhosa e as fotos ficam ótimas com acabamento de HD.

A maquiagem da AirBase-Makeup tira todas as imperfeições da pele como cicatrizes, veias, disfarça a celulite e esconde tatuagem. A finalidade não é bronzear, mas acaba ficando com uma tonalidade perfeita sem brilho. 

Por eu estar sempre trabalhando com noivas resolvi fazer e o curso e comprar o kit completo, mais tenho que falar, e bem caro!! Rsrsrs!! Mais como maquiadora(o) você pode tirar uma grana ótima com esta técnica que e muito fácil de trabalhar.

Então pessoal, está ai a dica para maquiadores e logo logo estarei com esta técnica aqui em Londres. Fiquem ligadas meninas, para aquelas que estão de casamento marcado procurando maquiadora....!

Um beijo!!

@BarryMCosmetics Chameleon Nail Effect Lilac - #review & #photos

The nail polish of the week is Barry M Chameleon Nail Effect. I love all their products from nail polishes, to eye shadows and eye liners, click here to check out other colours. 

This lovely colour change lilac is great for autumn despite the shimmering, they have 3 colours (at least here in the UK) and they are really pretty, with an amazing finish, although you must use a glossy top coat to give it a shine.

The Magical Chameleon instant nail effect means you have two colours in one! Instructions:
1. Apply a base-coat and then apply one coat of your chameleon nail paint and allow to dry
2. Apply second coat and allow to dry 
3. Create a design with your clear nail paint and watch it change colour

The colour isn't exactly that dark, it's because I applied the glittery nail polish on the top.
I even used a pretty nail art flower to give a different look; I saw that colour on some of the photos from London Fashion Week, where some of the models were wearing something similar.

Barry M nail polish is very affordable at £3.99 per bottle and lasts on your nails for days...

You can find Barry M Chameleon Nail Effect here.

@maybellineNYUK Colour Tattoo 24hr by Eyestudio - #review #photos & #swatches

Hello Ladies!
Cream gel eye-shadow for long-lasting shimmery metallic shades, it is smooth, bold Metallic Shades and 24hr wear cream gel formula for a really smooth application... So lovely!
The metallic finish is what we were looking for party look, I mean, the texture is really creamy, when applied it sticks perfectly and the duration is extraordinary; it lasts longer and you don't even need to retouch. Amazing!

You can wear it on its own or you can use with another eye-shadow on top just to give a nice finish and make it stays as long as you want, it is so good that even when you clean it, doesn't come so easily.

Maybelline has 10 shades in total for £4.99 each at Boots. Very affordable!

This one I recommend!

Thank you for stopping by...

@SigmaBeauty 3DHD Kabuki & Precision #makeup Brushes

@revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #review, #photos & #swatches

Hello Ladies,

This was one of the first Balm Stains from Revlon that I bought, and this is the only one that I've tested so far.
I love the formula, the packaging, and the product itself. 

It's so pigmented, just the way I like it!, However after a while I noticed that it got a bit cakey on my lips, just like the lipsticks with long duration, they say that it gives you softer, smoother lips with a flush of shiny colour that lasts hour after hour.

Mine didn't last an hour, this colour does have a light peppermint fragrance, so good though!
I have dry lips and I felt that it didn't leave my lips so hydrated or smoothed for long. It's easy to apply with its rounded tip.

The pencil twists up from the bottom when you need some more.
So I don't know really. It is OK, but not the way I was expecting though. It is creamy, yes, but not that creamy! The price isn't so bad.

Let me know what you think...

See ya!

@SoapandGlory - THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE Review, Photos & Swatches

As a beauty therapist I know many people don't even know about exfoliants which I personally think it's one of the most important skin care routine we need to help with our natural desquamation. 
Desquamation is the skin's own natural exfoliation process and sometimes we need a little help to smooth it down and get rid of the dead skins which causes rush, bumps and thick skin. Anyway, I can't live without a face and body scrub and I use these daily and that's why I would love to give my readers this amazing tip. 

"The scrub of your life" is thick,  foamy and fantastically fresh, it’s satisfyingly stuffed with just the right ratio of scrubbing beads. It’s also scented with pink fragrance. In the shower, turn off the water, squeeze out a handful of and get a smooth on. Scrub and soap up until satisfied, then rinse thoroughly.

Soap & glory can be found anywhere online or drugstores such as Boots and Superdrugs; the price is reasonable for a skincare brand. I do love it!

I don't think I'm going to change it so soon and I've been using it for a couple of years now, this product leaves my skin so soft and smooth with a glow, for me it's very important in the winter, and the main areas are elbows, lower legs, back of upper arm and upper back. 

The ingredients are: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Cocamide DEA, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Hexyl, Cinnamal, Xanthan Gum, Limonene,, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate,

Tetrasodium EDTA, Geraniol, Disodium Phosphate, Sorbitol, Methylisothiazolinone, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citrus Nobilis, (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Citral, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben,
CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide). 

It's important to know what is in it especially because of allergies, however of course many people won't know what most of the ingredients are in any product, but it helps a lot those who can't use everything. 

@OROGOLDcosmetic 24K Deep Peeling & Body Cream - #review, Photos & #swatches

Hi There,

I was walking in Covent garden when this guy called me to show me this product. I was a bit worried he would try to sell me rubbish products, then I went in the shop to see more and I was amazed with their beauty product which has gold in it. It's the OroGold,

And these are the ones that I bought:

24K Deep Peeling - Designed to provide a powerful facial cleanse by removing a thin layer of dry cells to reveal ultra-smooth and youthful skin. It is specially formulated to gently polish, renew, and revitalize the skin without stripping away vital oils or causing irritation. 24K Deep Peeling is formulated with 24K Gold along with ingredients such as, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and Green Tea. Once a week, or as directed by your beautician, wash your face and add a small amount of the product to your face, avoiding the eye area. Rub the peel in a circular motion; do not leave the product on for more than 30 seconds. Built up dirt and oil will come to the surface. Be sure to remove completely by washing your face with cool water.

24K Body Cream - Ultimate body cream may be used for all skin types. Combining essential vitamins and oils, this excellent, non-greasy moisturizer melts on skin contact leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and delicately scented. Apply a sufficient amount onto clean, dry skin.

I tried the peeling and loved it, I used it use it once a week, and I'm using the body cream every day. Just can't get enough! they are excellent products, very pricey but good, I bought the peeling for £50 and I got the body cream as complementary. Both products left my skin very soft with a lovely smell.Would I buy it again? Hum, maybe. They were there only for a few days but we can find them on the website.

Lovely for summer. This one I recommend.

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