Microneedling

Microneedling serums
Power serums can be blended together for use in microneedling treatments.

Microneedling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is fast becoming a popular facial treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and acne scaring. It’s a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses very fine needles to cause a micro trauma to the skin by puncturing the top layers with either a roller or automatic pen device. More…

Professional Glycolic Peels

Glycolic Peels
Professional 40% glycolic peels

Naturally derived from sugar cane and sugar beets glycolic acid is one of the most popular non-invasive skin treatments for acne, pigmentation, dry skin and general anti-ageing. I’ve been trained by Epiderma5 which is a UK company that specialise in professional skin peels, their products are all free of fragrance, parabens, SLS, SLES, mineral oils and are not tested on animals. I use the 40% glycolic acid peel which is buffered with botanicals such as arnica, green tea, chamomile and allantoin to mitigate irritation and aid in soothing and healing the skin. More…

All about acids – AHA’s & BHA’s

AHA's
The Ordinary do a good range of acids for at home use.

Peel season is fast approaching as the winter months start to draw in, less sunlight exposure to our skin makes it the perfect time for the more invasive skin treatments that can cause photo sensitivity. Time to get out the retinols, hydroxy acids and book in for skin peels with your aesthetician. More…

All about Lash Lifts

Lash Lift
Before and after a Lash Lift treatment.

Who doesn’t want fuller longer lashes, as a make-up artist I’ve rarely ever finished off someone’s make-up without adding some false lashes. More…

Buff & Butter essential oil review

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Buff & Butter essential oils

My love for essential oils started in the mid 90’s after I studied aromatherapy and learnt about all the powerful healing properties that flowers, herbs and spices have for the mind and body – both internally and externally. I love making up my own synergies for body lotions and oils, face creams and scalp oils and take great pleasure in making these for family and friends as home made gifts. More…

Arbonne make-up, beauty and nutrition review

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A small selection that I recently tested from the large Arbonne product range.

I was first introduced to Arbonne products by consultant Davinder O’Hagan who kindly gave me a few products to try from their hair, make-up, skincare and nutrition range. Arbonne are an on-line company with a diverse range of beauty and nutrition products which are all botanical based, vegan, gluten free and cruelty free making their products pure, safe and natural. More…

How to make your own anti ageing hyaluronic acid skin serum

hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is the anti ageing ingredient added to most expensive skin creams.

Hyaluronic acid is also known as hyaluronan or HA, it’s found naturally in between the skin cells where it keeps the skin looking youthful and plump, it’s also found in the joints where it acts as a cushion and lubricant and is also in the tissues of the eyes where it keeping them moist and healthy. HA is also used in cosmetic procedures where it’s injected into the skin to plump up wrinkles More…

Nourishing scalp oil

scalp oil
By nourishing your scalp with essential oils you can encourage a healthy hair growth.

If you weren’t born with a thick luxurious mane of hair then no lotion or potion will miraculously give you long Rapunzel like locks because you can’t make hair follicles where there aren’t any to start with, but what you can do through a healthy diet, lifestyle and some simple home remedies is keep the hair that you do have strong and healthy so the condition of your hair stays at its best.  More…

Home made aromatherapy body lotion

aromatherapy body lotion
Natural base lotion with aromatherapy essential oils.

Why smother your skin with shop bought body lotions that are either full of unnatural chemicals or cost a small fortune when you can easily make your own. Essential oils have many powerful benefits for your body both internally and externally so it makes sense to apply a lotion to your skin that will be absorbed into your bodily systems with only beneficial effects (as opposed to many of the synthetic chemicals in most skin care products that are toxic and potentially hazardous to your health). More…

Aromatherapy infused cocoa body butters

 

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Set the cocoa butter in chocolate moulds for small sized butter bars.

These mini body butters look good enough to eat! Made with only natural ingredients they contain cocoa/cacao butter which is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean, when placed into the palm of your hand it melts from the heat and becomes a nourishing body oil that you can massage into your skin. More…

How to make your own moisturisers using aromatherapy

Olive tree base cream
Olive Tree Base Creams

I’m a big fan of home made skin care since qualifying as an aromatherapist many years ago, it’s not only easy to do but more importantly you are in control of the ingredients which means you can be sure that your products don’t contain any nasty ingredients such as parabens. More…