Your Face – Are you taking good care of it!?

It’s the first thing that people see when they meet you. The first impression you create is made in seconds! How important is it to you that people like what they see?


Do you want people to admire the way you look and comment accordingly on a good complexion, beautiful eyes, make up and contiuring?

What if anything are you doing to get results?

Here are a few simple steps you can take that will help ensure you have a healthy, beautiful face that glows and prompts others to ask – “What’s your secret!?”

1. A clean diet, water and exercise.
2. Remove make-up
Cleansing with oil before foam wash is known as a double cleanse.
3. Cleanse daily exfoliate 2-3 times a week.
Foam cleanser is thought to be better for oily/combination skin while milk cleanser is better for dry/sensitive skin.
Dry with a towel or tap dry with fingers.
4. Balanced pH levels and use an effective Alcohol free toner. Alcohol is dehydrating. Apply with cotton wool pad or fingers.
5. Face mask: A popular mask is Egg White & Honey. Use Ice cubes on the face to reduce swelling or irritation.
6. Treatment Products in abundance. Use the lightest texture product before the heavier as that’s the order your skin absorbs things.
7. Facial exercises. Stimulate the circulation by massage, sculpting the face, capturing the warmth by cupping your face, contouring smile lines.
8. Treat delicate areas with your ring finger.
Under eye strips are effective and will help with puffiness.
9. Moisturise like mad upward strokes from the centre. Warm the product before applying and patting rather than rubbing on your face will help it absorb.
10. Dowse yourself with sunscreen. Venture out in a wide brimmed hat to prevent exposure to the sun rays.
11. Dehydration is the enemy! Facial mists are wonderful for keeping your skin moisturised all day.

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With summer upon us and temperatures rising, we all want to stay cool and look great. No one wants to have to spend hours stuck inside shaving. When it comes to smooth delightful skin, there’s only one way: wax on, wax off.

Unfortunately, too many people men and women are put off this excellent method of hair-removal by fears of the pain that comes with a waxing session. Although discomfort is inevitable, it shouldn’t put you off waxing as there are plenty of ways to minimise it for a less painful (if not pain-free!) experience.

To get the best results, preparation is essential. Make sure not to shave for at least three weeks before you wax; shaving shortens and thickens the hairs, not only making them much harder to remove but also making areas more sensitive and painful to touch.

Sadly there is nothing you can do to get rid of the pain of waxing completely. If you are really worried, you can try taking an ibuprofen half an hour before you head to the treatment. That way, pain will be minimised while the ibuprofen has the added benefit of reducing any redness or swelling.

It’s also a great idea to get waxing before summer actually arrives. A steady stream of waxing sessions will do wonders for reducing hair regrowth so that, by the time you’re ready to head away on holiday, unwanted hair should be the least of your worries.


If you leave waxing until the summer, make sure not to sunbathe just before your session as waxing sun-burnt or sun-damaged skin is not a good idea at all.

Similarly, try not to sunbathe for at least 48 hours after your session. Waxing can remove the top layer of skin, leaving it vulnerable to sun damage, so make sure to apply plenty of SPF for protection. Try not to apply any perfumed lotions, wear rough clothing or dive into any public swimming baths during those crucial following days too. The sensitive new skin exposed by waxing can be prone to rashes and infections, scratches may become sore or swollen without care.

Always give the skin plenty of time to rest after a hair removal session.


I know it sounds daunting but the results of waxing speak for themselves. They say: No Pain, No Gain, so follow these handy hints and have cool, smooth, skin in no time.

Linda Lush – Lushious Life


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JUST a top coat which is the gel on regular nail polish!

You don’t have a limited colour selection of gels.

It doesn’t take any longer than a normal manicure plus drying time.

Removal is easy with minimal filing.

No boisterous process as with colour and topcoat in gel form.

Less damage to nails – as nail varnish sits on natural nails.  No soaking in Pure Acetone which is extremely drying.


Seems like a smart idea? Too good to be true?

Well this is feasible but you need a little patience.


The regular nail Polish has to be completely dry. (drying time can vary, but is usually 20 mins for a regular manicure, however, it is worth noting that some solvents can take 24 hours to dry). Care has to be taken not to seal in wet polish or the gel topcoat will just slip off!


This technique is not guaranteed but it is certainly worth persevering with to see what works for you, ensuring you get the full benefits.

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