Monthly Archives: April 2014

5 beauty regimes to avoid before your wedding

We’re all for self improvement and we know how many brides are striving to look good on their wedding day but today we’re here to offer a word of warning. Try all the beauty tricks you like in the months leading up to your wedding but never try something new 1 week before the big day!

This is our definitive list of beauty no-nos to stay away from 7 days before your wedding:
1.       Skin peels
Skin peels are fantastic, we love them. They can clear up acne, scars, skin pigmentation and the effects of sun damage among other benefits but we always recommend you plan a skin peel in advance and at least 7 days before a big event.

We offer a number of different skin peel methods, one of which is Easy TCA peels. Easy TCA peels can eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring and hyper pigmentation. Treatment is easy and safe but your skin will feel irritated. You’ll experience peeling, flaking skin for 3 to 4 days after each treatment. This is normal but of course won’t look good in pictures. As dead skin falls away the fresh layers beneath will appear quite pink, again, not a good look in photos.

Make sure your leave enough time between your skin peel and your wedding for the treatment to complete and your skin to return to a normal appearance.
2.       New make-up
Have you booked a make-up artist for your wedding day? Make sure you do a test run with the make-up he or she will be using on the day. Even if you don’t think you have sensitive skin there may be one product that feels uncomfortable or brings you out in a rash. The […]

Getting fit for summer? Here’s our top 5 workout tracks

Our last blog post concentrated on the little things you can do to get beach-ready quickly. This week we’re offering our favourite workout tracks to get you through the gruelling gym sessions.

Achieving your dream body should be fun. If you can’t face the treadmill then at least these five tracks will make you want to get up and dance!

Eye of the tiger: The theme music from Rocky should be able to motivate you as you leather the punch bag and give the speedball a right going over. Put yourself in Stallone’s shoes as you spar with a training partner or lift mega weights with this thumping track from Survivor on in the background.
Call on me: Eric Prydz classic workout track. Play it nice and loud and you can imagine you have the body of the training instructor in the video, just try not to look in the mirror for too long.
Lose yourself: Eminem at his best, this track builds nicely and as you start to sweat it climaxes in a frenzy of words. Look, if you had one shot, or opportunity to work out to one of the best rappers of his generation wouldn’t you like to listen to Marshal as he spits his lyrics on this classic anthem?
The Rockafella Skank: Fatboy Slim knows how to get bodies moving and the video to this track proves this case. Workout to this happy track from the ‘You’ve come a long way’ album from 1998 and it takes away some of the pain.
We found love: No workout would be the same without little old Rihanna on in the background so try this track which features Calvin Harris and it’s great for working out on the treadmill.

Easy steps to a beach-ready body

Going on holiday this spring or starting to plan your summer beach holiday? For many women the thrill of a holiday is accompanied by the mild terror of stepping out in a swimsuit or bikini. Baring all after covering up all winter is daunting for most people so remember that you’re not alone.

However there are also a few simple things you can do to boost your confidence and get you 100% beach ready.
Drink lemon and water
In the weeks coming up to your holiday try a simple detox programme to help clear your skin. Pimples can be reduced by cleansing your body from the inside. Drinking hot water with slices of lemon throughout the day can help to flush out toxins.

You can also boost your metabolism by starting your say with a glass of ice water and lemon. Drink this in the morning at least 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. It will wake your body up and get your digestive system working again after a night’s sleep.
Have a course of mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a treatment that involves injections of vitamins and minerals into your skin. It is sometimes referred to as non-surgical liposuction as it targets the fat cells, dissolving them and encouraging your body to excrete them.

Pockets of fat that cause cellulite can be eliminated through a few sessions of mesotherapy. Cellulite most frequently appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks, exactly the bits of our bodies we only expose in a swimsuit. Mesotherapy offers an affordable, non surgical and very effective method of combating cellulite.

To keep the results year round we recommend receiving mesotherapy every few months, though everyone will have different requirements.
Get a spray tan
Tanning is known to age your skin and […]