Tuesday, 13 September 2016

VZ hair and glamour (hifu treatments/training)

As both a beauty addict and beauty therapist I am always interested to learn more about new treatments coming out here in the UK. Today I have a post about just that; Hifu training/treatment.

What is hifu?

'HIFU offers skin lifting and tightening without Botox or surgery. HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and this ultrasonic technique is performed using sound waves in conjunction with heat. The sound waves and heat bypass the surface of the skin to deliver targeted energy specifically into the deep, structural tissues and muscles of the skin. As new fibers regenerate, this increases the production of collagen which results in a tightening effect of the tissues from the inside out. In most cases only 1 treatment is required. A tighter smoother appearance of the skin is noticeable after treatment which continues to improve at 2 to 3 months post treatment as new cells are formed. Results last approximately 18 months to 2 years.'

Hifu can be performed both on the thighs, hips, bottom, belly areas and the face and neck areas. VZ hair and glamour are the first facility in the UK to offer this treatment. If you would like more information please click here and here.
Also look at my before and after images below of the amazing results this treatment has to offer.

I only studied basic beauty therapy training at my local college but I wish I had pursued further education in this field. VZ hair and glamour are now offering training in beauty therapy, semi-permanent mascara, semi-permanent lash extensions and  the all new hifu.

Not only do VZ hair and glamour offer training and treatments in hifu they also offer the machines used for these treatment for salons or other businesses at really low, affordable prices.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Winter fashion

I don't know about you but I can't believe winter is just around the corner. The thing I love most about the Winter months is cozying up on cold nights and of course, the fashion. I love the autumny colours (gorgeous mustard, maroon, navy and olive are my faves right now) and in this post I wanted to share with you some of my favourite styles for the coming months (all images/items found on http://www.esprit.co.uk/).


I love the fitted style of these type of jumpers and are ideal with jeans/jeggings and knee high boots.

This jumper looks super comfy and warm. I'd love this over some simple black leggings.

This jumper is beautiful, how gorgeous is the flamingo!?


I love the loose style on this style of cardigan, it can easily be worn with so many things.

This chunky cardigan would be really warm for the winter and this would definitely be worn instead of my coat to change things up a little.


I love this jacket. It looks really warm, waterproof and the length would be perfect on me seen as i'm only short in height.

As you can tell I am really excited to go winter clothes shopping. What are your favourite styles?

Friday, 9 September 2016

Why Healthy Skin Is Crucial To A Healthy Life

Healthy skin is absolutely crucial to a healthy life. If you don’t take care of your skin, you can experience all kinds of issues. You should know by now how you’re supposed to take care of your skin. For instance, a good skincare routine, eating the right foods, and protecting it from the sun. But do you know why healthy skin is crucial to a healthy life? Read on to find out more…

Combat Ageing - Build Confidence

Combating ageing can help you when it comes to confidence and self esteem. Many people who begin to develop wrinkles start to feel down about themselves. It’s much better to take care of your skin earlier on, and prevent those wrinkles from forming. You don’t want to have to get rid of them once they have arrived! Although wrinkles can be beautiful, and they definitely don’t affect your health too much, it’s still a good idea to keep them at bay. You can do this with products that suit your skin type and a regular routine.

Temperature Regulation

The skin is the largest organ on the body, and it has a lot of jobs. One of them is temperature regulation. This means it can help you to stay cool or warm, depending on what you need in the moment.


Protection From The Elements

The skin does its best to protect us from the elements, but this can mean it gets damaged over time. Using an SPF and making sure you wear protective clothing can help to combat this. The guys at www.WestDermatology.com will tell you how important this is!


Our skin helps us to feel all of the different sensations that life has to offer. If we don’t take care of our skin, we could become numb to different sensations and feelings. You won’t have a high quality of life like you should!

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With these things in mind, you might want some bonus tips to help you keep your skin healthy:

  • Use products that suit your skin type.
  • Keep an eye on your skin for changes throughout the seasons. Your skin will likely change at some point.
  • Be consistent with a good skincare routine. Twice a day is a must!
  • Eat the right foods. Healthy fats are one of the best things you can put in your body for your skin.
  • Drink plenty of water. 2 litres a day should be the minimum.
  • Always protect your skin with an SPF, even if it’s not too hot or sunny.
  • Avoid things like smoking, sun beds, drugs, and drinking to excess.
  • Don’t spend too long in hot baths and showers, as this can dehydrate the skin.
  • Moisturise after baths and showers.
  • Exfoliate.

There are many other tips you can find online and in tutorials that will help you to take care of your skin. The sooner you start to do this, the better for your skin and overall health. If you have tips of your own that you swear by, leave them below!