Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Going Back to Basics

Going Back to Basics

As a self confessed beauty junkie, it's often easy to get carried away with every product that falls into ones hands. I recently experienced this, too much make up in the day time, too many products on the night, slapping on every cream under the sun just to give it a try. With so many lovely products to try I just want to cleanse, tone, moisturise, exfoliate, peel, face mask every night.
So Mags sat me down and gave me the skin care talk no one likes to hear. Mags knows her products, what works and what doesn't, and what goes well with my skin. My new skin care routine is simple, and after three weeks, the results are obvious. My skin is no longer It's happy and glowing.

All skin is different, but the basics for me consist of Decleor cleansing milk and tonifying lotion. The cleansing milk is brilliant in the evenings for taking off make up with a cloth, leaving skin clear and not dehydrated, and the toner just ensures the last traces of make up have disappeared. The same routine in the morning, leaves my skin feeling bright and fresh. And these products smell amazing as well! QVC, John Lewis and Beauty Flash all stock Decleor at competitive prices.
Who would have thought the right products were sitting in my bathroom all along? Do your skin a favour this Spring, clear out those cupboards and take your skincare routine back to basics.

Stay Beautiful this Easter!

Stace & Mags x

31st March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010



A month ago we both got to experience some real pampering, eye treatments in the comfort of our own home! This is exactly how we think all beauty treatments should be carried out, so there's no place to go after a relaxing pampering evening except upstairs to bed!
Stace had her eyebrows tinted and shaped. Here's what she had to say about the experience:

'I was thrilled with my eyebrows after Jess shaped and tinted them. I have had my eyebrows threaded at a salon before, but this experience far exceeded that. Jess used tweezers, which not only was a far more comfortable experience with greater results which have lasted over 4 weeks.
Stace before the treatment

Jess is extremely professional and talked me through the whole experience beforehand, including easing my apprehension by explaining how long things were going to take. The tinting is so quick, as soon as the tint is on, it comes off, and this is then repeated until the desired colour is achieved. The shaping obviously takes as long as it needs to take care of all those stray eyebrows.

Jess shaping Stace's eyebrows

Aftercare instructions were very clear, advising not to put anything on the skin in that area for 8 hours after. We also discussed when I will next need the treatment, probably 6-8 weeks.

Eyebrows are such an important part to your face shape, and with my wedding this year I was determined to get them into shape after years of severe plucking with really no idea what shape I was trying to achieve. I am so pleased with them and the change they have made to my face and loving the comments from people!'

Stace after the treatment

Thanks to Jess our in house beauty expert! If you would like to find out more about these treatments or about what Jess can offer contact us:

Next week - Find out how Mags got on having her eyelashes permed!

And remember Stay Beautiful!

Stace & Mags x

10th March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Beautiful eyes!

Beautiful eyes!

Over the last month we have been lucky to experience eye treatments including; eyelash perming, eyebrow tinting and eyebrow shaping. For many of us, these salon treatments are daunting if you have never experienced them before. There is a horrible element of not knowing what to expect, and this can often put us off booking and treating ourselves to these treatments.

Over the course of the next month we are going to talk you through step-by-step what these treatments involve, and personal testimonials on how we found these treatments. You will get to meet and find out more about our in-house beauty expert Jess, who carried out the treatments, and by the end of the month I am sure you will be booking up similar treatments!

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We hope you enjoy finding out about these beautiful treatments, and continue to Stay Beautiful!

Stace & Mags x
Stace having her eyelash
curling carried out by Jess