Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
If not to improve their improve, then to speed up their daily routine, or improve their confidence.
Now, I'm not talking Plastic Surgery - that's a topic for another day. I mean Salons, Dentists or Skin Clinic treatments you can book and have done that don't involve any major pain or lengthy recoveries. So what would I have done if I could?
Laser Hair Removal - When I was younger and started shaving I didn't quite understand the full maintanence that this would entail for years to come. Obviously the frequency depends on how quickly your hairs grow back and for me that seems to be 2 days after shaving. I'm sure some women like the au natural, low maintenance look but for me, hair free is the only way. I dread to think of the amount of time I spend shaving my legs, armpits and 'delicate area' in a year so I'm definitely considering Laser Hair Removal. Smooth, hair free skin? Yes please! Sk:n Clinics offer safe laser hair removal treatments, prices depend on the area you want treatment but they have 30% off through May.
Thread Vein Removal - As unglamorous as this is to admit, I have a fair amount of thread veins on my legs which have appeared more so since starting my full time job two years ago. I'm on my feet constantly which I don't think helps, but I've had them since I was a teenager! They're mainly around my ankles and on my thighs and although most are unnoticable, they irritate me and if I can have a little injection or laser treatment to get rid, I will at some point! I also found this treatment on the Sk:n Clinics website.
Teeth Whitening - I've had my teeth whitened before but just in a local Salon so the difference afterwards wasn't as dramatic as it could of been. I always notice and admire people with brighter teeth and they look clean and expensive, making your teeth instantly nicer! Local dentists nowadays offer teeth whitening, although it's normally a few hundred pounds, if you have cash to spare - why not?!
Invisalign - Although I did have braces in school, I feel like my dentist at the time didn't really care about the outcome of my teeth and I was left with an overbite, clicking jaw and as soon as my braces were removed my lower teeth went back to their original state. Invisible braces seem ideal as they're not as noticable and I'm definitely not ready to go back to a full metal set. The treatment is a gradual process but can be costly.
HydraFacial - These facials claim to remove dead skin cells and impurities, as well as deeply hydrate the skin to plump out any fine lines. That sounds good to me! Anything that claims to improve the skins appearance and gives you a chance to relax I'd be happy to try. I've only ever had 1 facial - which is madness, I need to let myself be pampered more often.
So here's my Treatment Wishlist, minor improvements that would ultimately improve my confidence!
What's on yours? Have you ever tried any of the companies or treatments mentioned?
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
As promised, here's another show and tell of my recent pay day shopping spree.
Initially I only went in to town to pick up one product.
How does walking in to Debenhams for a re-purchase of Estee Lauder Double Wear result in multiple product purchases you may ask? The products are too beautiful and hard to resist once you start swatching. So what did I get?
As mentioned, I re-purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the shade 'Tawny', this is my third bottle and I absolutely love this stuff. Not only does this foundation offer amazing, buildable coverage, it lasts all day, offers a great colour selection, has luxurious packaging and works well with my oily skin. Sure it has no pump, but who cares when a foundation is this good? I don't!
I also picked up the Double Wear Powder in the shade 'Sand', I was previously using the Maybelline Dream Matte powder which was brilliant until they discontinued it so now I'm on the hunt for a replacement! So far, the Double Wear and Mac Studio Fix Powder are strong contenders for the top spot.
Then whilst mid swatch-fest I happened to glance over at the lipsticks and began testing them on my hand, big mistake, not only due to the mess I made but also because I couldn't resist buying two. I decided on 'Vanilla Truffle' a pretty, pink toned nude and 'Pink Sand' a pale pink which reminded me of Mac's 'Hue'.
This is undoubtably where my spree should of ended but at the last minute I couldn't help but pick up a Pure Colour Stay On Shadow Paint in the shade 'Halo' a neutral beige with slight shimmer. And if that wasn't bad enough, at the last minute I ran over to the Benefit counter and requested a Fake Up concealer in the shade 'Medium' before finally realising the majority of my money had vanished and I needed to make a swift exit.
Help, I have a problem.
Saturday, 4 May 2013