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Monday, 19 August 2013

Congratulations to Conrad and Emma Baker

A perfect couple
Conrad and Emma Baker
Here comes the bride - simple rules for wedding hair

The gorgeous Emma Noble would look fabulous even if she wore a bin bag, but for her big day she left nothing to chance, planning every aspect of her hair and make up to ensure she walked down the aisle as the ultimate fairy tale bride.

Apart from the dress, the most important thing is the bride's hair, her crowning glory. Here are some simple steps for brides to follow for their big day.

1 Try to use a hairdresser who knows you and your hair. Going to someone new can spell disaster.

2 If you really can't use your usual hairdresser, then have a few trial runs with the one you are going to see. This will cost you but it will be well worth it and will enable you to relax on the big day, knowing that you'll be happy with your look.

3 Less is more - the last thing you want in years to come is for your children to point at your wedding portraits and say "Who's that, Mum?" Avoid having something so elaborate that it overshadows your own personality. Hairpieces, jewels and backcombing up to the nines can result in a coiffed masterpiece - but is it really you?

The elegant Audrey Hepburn "up-do" is always a winner but more brides these days are choosing to wear their hair down. With the eyes of the world on her, Princess Kate went for flowing locks with the sides swept up on her big day. Emma Noble, who has beautiful hair, chose big waves set on carmen rollers that kept the shine to her thick blonde hair.  

4 If you are going to colour or treat the hair before your wedding, make sure you have it done a week or so before your big day. Never opt for a new style or colour on the day as you will not be able to alter it if you are not happy.

5 The night before your wedding make sure you sleep on a silk pillowslip - you'll wake up fresh-faced and feeling great, and there'll be no static in your hair. 

6 If you have opted to wear your hair up, make sure you go for a simple style and one that will give you the option of taking it down in the evening when the dancing begins. Using a hair bungee, pins and grips and avoiding backcombing will ensure you don't walk onto the dance floor looking like a drag queen on crack.
7 Remember the hairdresser is there to look after you - it is your day and you must not allow yourself to be bullied into something you do not want. Nobody knows your hair better than you do.

8 Last, but not least, if you are not having your hair done in an air conditioned salon, make sure you are in a cool room. Even if you are not suffering from pre-wedding nerves, you want to avoid sweating. Make sure you allow yourself private time to get ready, away from all the chaos that weddings usually entail. Delegate everything to someone else for half an hour and sit back and relax.
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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Joanne Lee Elite Permanent Make-up Artist

Joanne Lee's top five top beauty tips to look and feel younger for longer

1 Do you want to know a trade secret to looking younger? It's having perfect eyebrows. This is the new must-have treatment and by using my new patented technique "Da Vinci Brows" I can create the natural brows you have always dreamed of.

For more information please visit her web page 
 2 Use a 100% silk pillowslip to sleep on. Silk contains natural cellular albumen, which boosts skin cell metabolism, helping to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Silk is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, giving you the perfect night's sleep.

3 Gone are the days of scary looking permanent make-up. You want people to think you look good but you don't want it to be obvious that you have had something done.
Instead of applying thick black eyeliner, you can have your eyes tattooed (permanent make-up) and you can choose dots that give the appearance of hair follicles. It works brilliantly on men who want an enhanced but natural look. Plus it's a real boost for people who have lost their hair through illness.

4 Moisturise day and night and always us a SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin. I use cosmeceutical skincare products rather than cosmetics, as they work on living tissue in the deeper layer of the skin as opposed to the dead upper layer epidermis. My personal favourite is Image Skincare. 

5 A beautiful lip blush not only creates symmetry, it also fills in fine lines, giving you the beautiful pout you have always desired. Simply add Vaseline to give your lips a kissable sheen. 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Acupuncture helps alligator with bad back

Bino relaxes after acupuncture session.

There is no doubt that acupuncture works under the guidance of a fully qualified practitioner. It has even helped Bino, a Brazilian alligator with a bad back, who is now mobile and moving freely thanks to the wonders of the Chinese treatment. Just think what it could do for you - from turning back time to getting your aches and pains under control.

For details of treatment call Doctor Duna 07889969413

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Chatting to the brilliant make-up artist to the stars Carl Stanley

There are many make-up artist out  there that call them selves "Celebrity make up artists " But not many can claim to have done everyone from Twiggy to Naomi Campbell and a host of  other stars  , he is as rocking 'rolling as many of his clients and his new book autobiography "Kiss and make up "   is due out soon.  The  wizard of make up Carl Stanley  gives us some tips

What are five products that every girl should have to hand  and why?

1) Embryolisse Lait Cr̬me Concentre Рa 3-in-1 cream that is a fabulous moisturizer for under make-up, which can be used as a cleanser, and also works brilliantly when applied thick as a moisturizing face-mask.

2) Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler – it’s the best on the market, and curling your eyelashes will open up your eye.

3) Garnier Roll-on Concealer – for under-eye circles, the texture is lightweight enough that it doesn’t emphasise lines or crow’s-feet, and the rollerball applicator is wonderfully soothing on puffy eyes. It will wake-up even the most tired-looking eyes. 

4) Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara in ‘Blackest Black’ – the brush is superb, and grips even the tiniest lashes.

5) Bobbi Brown Apricot Blusher – this fabulous shade instantly brightens your complexion, and works on all skin tones

Is it a mistake to apply a foundation to the eyelid before applying eyeshadow?

I always use NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – apply directly onto the eyelid, then apply eyeshadow directly onto this base. It holds eyeshadow in place far better than foundations or concealers, and even when I am working in temperatures of 80+ degrees, the colour stays true and free of any creasing all day.  

Sometimes ladies don't want to wear a full face of makeup, so what do you recommend for a natural glam look?

A great bronzer, not too sparkly, applied to cheeks and eyes; two or three coats of mascara; and a slick of Estee Lauder Lipgloss in ‘Bare Glow’ on lips and a tiny dab on browbones, just below the arch of your eyebrow, as a highlighter - instant ‘Charlie’s Angels’-style glamour!      

I've noticed that coloured eye liners are gaining in popularity; what would you say are the hottest colours to use this season?

Bright-bright greens and turquoises are very big right now, and suit all eye colours. For those looking for something really fashion-forward try canary yellow – it’s not as scary as it sounds!   

What would you say is the "secret" to the perfect winged eyeliner?

I always use a gel-eyeliner; it doesn’t set instantly so you have time to get it right! Starting at the inner eye, paint across the lid while very gently pulling the eyelid taut with the index finger of your opposite hand, then, reloading the brush, paint a line from the outer corner of the eye about 5-10mm depending on how dramatic an effect you’re after, then extend the liner from where it stops on your outer eyelid to meet the end-point of that line to form a triangle, filling in any space if necessary. Maybelline Gel Liner comes with a great brush.

How can we get longer, fuller-looking lashes?

Eyelash growth products really do work! I’m Molly Ringwald’s make-up artist whenever she’s in England, and the second time I worked with her, after she had been using Revitalash for a few months, her lashes were 100% thicker and noticeably longer. I’d been rather cynical about such products beforehand until I saw the results Molly had experienced. Far better to invest in a treatment product like this than thickening mascaras which can make lashes look too clumpy.     
Carl has done everyone and i mean everyone, with Mrs Thatcher 


It's winter, so obviously that can cause the skin to be very dry. What should ladies be doing to fill fine lines in their lipstick?

I recommend applying Lanolips lip ointment before lipstick. It has a very rich texture - a little goes a long way, so a tube should last you for at least six months. With prolonged use, your lips will become smoother, and the smoother your lips are, the better your lipstick will look, as well as staying in place longer.      

When choosing a lip liner, should it be an identical colour to the lipstick or can it be used to create contrast? Are there certain lip colours that make the lips appear fuller? What tricks can women use to plump thinner lips?

I always outline the lips in a colour as close to their natural tone; my favourite is Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil. You can use this to rectify any unevenness in your lip shape, or to create a fuller lipline. This is a perfect base for any colour lipstick (which you should apply with a brush, over and right up to the edge of your pencilled lip line) and it also acts as a magnet to prolong your lipstick. 

Make Up Carl Stanley 

Shades like blush pinks or vibrant corals are great for making lips look fuller, but NEVER go for matte or pearl textures as these will create the impression that the lips are thinner than they really are. Look for gloss-stick lipsticks (Estee Lauder and Christian Dior do fabulous ones), as they have the convenience of a regular twist-up-tube-lipstick, but all the comfort of a gloss but with better wear. Don’t think a darker lipline will create the impression of fuller lips; it will just look unnatural. And dark lipline with a pale pearly lipstick is ALWAYS a no-no…unless you want to look like a guest on Jerry Springer!        

Carl on location in South Africa relaxing before shoot

Kiss & Make Up

Carl Stanley

A wayward son and his manic-depressive mother must battle to discover themselves before they can start to love each other in this riotous memoir.
It’s the dress-to-excess `80s, and a mom-hating, vodka-soaked, drug-fuelled, shoplifting Birmingham schoolboy who’s reinvented himself as Boy George is desperate for the love she’s never been able to give. It’s the `90s and her skeletons are out of the closet. Today, now that he’s sober, it’s time for them to kiss and make up…

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ali Campbell Life Coach

 Looking after your skin, hair and body can get you looking amazing  But there is one thing above all o that can give you the x factor  Self Confidences , it will hold you back in life if you do not have it in abundances. Now i am not talking overly cocky, but phobias  self doubt, panic attacks  or fear of going for   job interviews public speaking  or anything that does not have you walking out that door feeling good and happy in your self needs to be addressed there is away to handle all of these .

So stand by for my report on the world master  life Coach Ali Campbell as i go to see him to help boost my confidence with public speaking .