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08 Jun 2019

A FACE MASK THAT WORKS, TRY (AND) IMAGINE!

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FACE MASKS DO FUNNY THINGS TO FOLK

Some run a mile because of fear of spot eruption, and some come out in cold sweats remembering a flaky skin incident… However, I urge you to try the IMAGINE range.

Organic, easy to use, and kind to the skin. You even look like a mermaid when you’re wearing it!

Read my review here

12 Feb 2019

IS THIS THE BEST FACIAL EVER?

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If you’ve never seen what clogs up your face, you might not enjoy this.. However I was intrigued by the baddies that came out of mine!!! Read more about my first Hydrafacial for Luxury Lifestyle Mag here.
26 Oct 2018

COCKTAILS AND HAIR CUTS IN SOHO

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AT BLADE SOHO

Supping a rare whisky whilst and listening to some super cool tunes, whilst chewing the fat with your hairdresser (or two of your bestest friends) is why Blade Soho keeps its customers coming back.

Oh, coupled with the fact they have in house training from ex Toni & Guy and Vidal Sasoon head stylists who know a thing or two about cuts that is! 

Dogs are welcome, cocktails are delicious, it has a super easy app and is open 7 days a week.

Join the revolution and get #hairclubbing

Read my review of my new fave salon for 55Factory here.

 

 

02 Aug 2018

THE HOLY GRAIL OF FACIALS

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I LOVE A FACIAL, AND AM ETERNALLY TRYING TO TURN BACK TIME! 

Read what I thought of the Low Level Laser Treatment with Ruth Phypers in Harley Street for Stylenest here:

Low Level Laser- The Holy Grail of Facials?

04 Apr 2018

Take time out at Donnington Valley Spa

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It’s always a treat going for a girlie spa break and when I popped down to the lovely Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa in Berkshire, I got more than a hot stone massage! 

A delightful hotel, delicious food and a cuddly toy were also on the menu… oh and fizz by the pool…Just what the doctor ordered!

Read my review for Stylenest here

24 Mar 2018

SWISSCODE FOR SMOOTH SKIN

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SWISS FACE SERUMS ARE THE BEST! 

With more and more products on the market offering all kinds of ways to plump, heal and regenerate ageing skin, it takes something special to grab my attention. But the fact Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox are already fans of Swisscode, might have helped!

But it’s the low maintenance and easy to use Swisscode philosophy that really convinced me.  Concentrating only on natural ingredients in a variety of combinations, the scientists behind the brand have concocted infusions of seven essential ingredients, to tackle all manner of skin problems, to provide a powerful punch; Plus it is easy to use with little effort or faff. 

Without any fancy packaging or gimmicks- the pipette means you don’t use too much, and used sparingly, the serum will last a long time. You actually don’t need much of the intense formula to see results on your skin. Just a few drops is enough, and make sure you rub it deeply into any contours to get the magic to work. 

I applied the Pure Hyaluron, (which is specifically for fine lines and wrinkles), every day and night underneath my normal moisturiser, and already, even with this pesky, unpredictable weather, my skin feels smoother to the touch and dare I say more radiant.

I’m not sure any creams or lotions that apply directly to the skin can make too much of a difference to lines or creases; But if you find something that allows you to simulate natural collagen, those wrinkles and crinkles aren’t going to stand a chance! 

Prices start at £90.

Check out the Swisscode website for more details.

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24 Mar 2018

New hair at Rush

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Nothing feels better than a new hurr do! 

Is it urban myth that you get a haircut when you have a break up? I’m not so sure. Having not broken up with anyone recently, I did fancy the idea of a new do for spring! Plus it had been a long time since I had been to the salon for a chop, being a bit scissor friendly myself..

So off I trotted to the Rush salon in the Strand (not to be confused with the Rush hair salon a mere stone’s throw away in Aldwych)!

Checking in for an evening appointment I was offered wine (which I declined!!!!) but I did manage a cuppa and some Lindt chocolate (it is nearly Easter after all!)

I knew I didn’t want a major change, but I definitely needed a bit of a vavavoom. I love my bob- it’s a style that suits me, so I knew I wanted something similar, and my miraculously my uber cool stylist Narita got me!

Describing what I liked, I hid behind my hands when I told her I had been chipping away at my locks myself. But thankfully my hair grows quickly, so getting it into an actually style should be alot easier to manage.

I don’t go by trends, I try and find something that suits me, which is why I have been digging my mini fringe for years! The bonus is that it hides my forehead wrinkles too….

It’s true, that going to the hairdressers is a treat. You get to gossip, relax and have some much needed me time- even if it is only 90 minutes, but to be honest- I haven’t had that simple pleasure for a while, so I’ll be back!

Rush are offering 50% off offer for new clients. Just have to quote ‘RUSH50’ when booking online and it’s valid any time! Salons across the UK.

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15 Feb 2018

SPRING CLEAN YOUR FACE WITH BYONIK

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FACIALS COME IN MANY DIFFERENT GUISES – BUT BYONIK IS THE LATEST ON THE BLOCK

Offering a revolutionary new treatment, the BYONIK system zaps you in time with your heartbeat and I was intrigued. 

Pulsing puffs of goodness deep in to your skin through the power of lasers, I thought I would give it a go! 

Read my review for Stylenest here: 

FACIAL SUPERPOWERS FROM BYONIK

30 Jan 2018

NEW TEETH IN THIRTY MINUTES? YES PLEASE!

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A WINNING SMILE AT SMILEPOD

I have been known to possess a bit of a cheesy grin. I can’t help it. I love smiling! (Hence my pesky laughter lines, but those will have to be addressed at a later date)… 

So this thirty minute session in Soho was right up my street. I popped in to Poland Street with coffee stains, and came out a new woman. Almost! Read all about it for Flush magazine here:

A winning smile at Smilepod

 

03 Sep 2017

SOHO SPEAKS: WORTH A LISTEN

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GET DOWN WITH SOHO’S HOTTEST HERO BRANDS AND INDIE FASHION TALENT

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If you need any more excitement after London Fashion Week, you can get involved with Carnaby Street’s favourite fashionistas in a new series of events entitled ‘Soho Speaks’ taking place every Thursday from 21st September until the end of October. 

With plenty of hero stores around Soho, it has always been a hotbed of creativity, so there is no excuse to miss out on a close encounter with the talent behind the brands who have chosen central London as their base. 

Soho Speaks kicks off with WAH Nails founder, Sharmadean Reid, and if you have ever looked at anybody’s mani in envy, this is probably the girl who inspired it! Starting out in East London, WAH Nails is now prettying up the nails of west-end girls, along with a huge celeb following…are you one of the 444K followers on Instagram??Sound like fun? If you’re in town on Thursdays, book in and get inspired!

PROGRAMME

Thursday 21 September – WAH Nails, Sharmadean Reid talking inspirational Soho
Thursday 28 September – BLEACH London founders on make up and hair trends

Thursday 5 October – OTHER/ Shop founders on independent brands and Soho
Thursday 12 October – Mark Powell in Conversation with Holly Roberts from GQ

Thursday 19 October – Footpatrol x ASICS retrospective and BTS with the team 

Get your free tickets here

#SohoSpeaks 

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