Summer months, skincare and decluttering

Hey guys,  so for the last few months i have been up to loads but haven’t managed to blog much. I have recently moved house and before that started decluttering, i recycled, reused or binned much of my belongings from clothes and jewellry to books and furniture, and it felt amazing! I am now a newly converted minimalist and vow never to own that much stuff again. Since the move i am still finding things that i dont use therefore dont need in my life. I really do feel like if you wish to make any kind of change in life you should look at your home first and the things your surrounded by. If you find that most of it is old, not suitable anymore, not used or not liked, its time to get rid or better still give away. 

I have extended my new minimilism to my skincare and makeup products aswell, and i have found that actually using pretty basic products can sometimes be just as good. I have also started using homemade masks which for me have worked amazingly. Throughout summer i have been using on and off a homemade lemon and honey mask. It is made with a few tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with honey (or almond oil) as lemon on its own is too astringent. This mask showe results if used consistently and it definitly not a quick fix, but used once or twice weekly you should be brighter more clarified skin. The mask will also get rid of dark spots.  I have incorporated a vitamin c serum into my skincare regime using it every morning under my usual moisteriser partly bacause i like using lemon which is rich in vitamin c. 

I think homemade skincare products can be better for skin as the ingredients wont cause allergies, and are natural, however must be used consistently to see any kind of results. 

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Staying Power: ’90s Supermodels Are (Still) Having a Moment

the older models are still sellin the goods!! good to see we are not a youth obsessed nation after all!!

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Nearly 25 years after Christy Turlington Burns became the face of Calvin Klein’s Eternity fragrance, the 44-year-old mother, model and philanthropist is teaming up with the fashion brand again. Turlington Burns is returning to Calvin Klein this fall as the face of the company’s global advertising campaign for Calvin Klein Underwear.

Turlington Burns is just one of several models who became household names in the 1990s — considered the “Supermodel Era” — and is making a comeback or showing major staying power.

Kristi McCormick, a casting agent and founder of the Matchbook agency, who booked Turlington Burns for the 2012 Donna Karan fragrance campaign, said it all comes down to purchasing power: “I do believe that the women who are shopping and buying are over 30 … and can relate to the iconic models,” she says. “When I see a photo of Christy or Claudia Schiffer, they’re wearing a product or…

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my HD BROW treatment..

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HD Brows have been around for a while, for those of you new to HD brows, this is what the treatment consists of… HD brows in a multiple step process of brow shaping and defining that is done by threading, tinting, plucking and waxing, in order to create the most ideal shaped brows to compliment ones face.

 

I had my first treatment today at a local skin clinic.  I found my local HD brow specialist by firstly checking the HD BROWS website. 

http://www.hdbrows.com/

So before my appointment, I was required to do a skin patch test to ensure that I was not allergic to the dye that will be used.  This was an over the counter test for which an appointment was nor required.

On the actual day of the treatment,  I was a bit anxious about the dye being too dark and the possibility of walking out looking as if I had a Caterpillar sitting on my eyebrows… however as my treatment began I felt more at ease.  My therapist briefly talked me through the process and began by dying my brows.  The dye does actually tint the skin too, ensuring that any gaps in the eyebrows appear ‘filled’.

The dye was on for 10 minutes, and once removed my brows were waxed from above and below, with any stray hairs plucked. 

All in all, the waxing took the longest amount of time (around 20 minutes), and the application was very precise. 

At the end of the treatment, I was quite happy with the result, but do decide for yourself by checking out my before and after pics (the pics on the left are the HD brows, the one on the right is my ‘before’ pic..  I liked the fact that my brows looked darker, more defined  and arched.  My brows now framed my face better than they used to, and gave my overall eye area more definition.  Overall, I would recommend the treatment if you are concerned with the shape of your eye brows, and like me,  cant seem to change the shape on your own by growing, filling etc..

The HD Brow treatment cost £25, but this is not a standard price, and prices for HD brows do tend to vary, many salons who are just starting out in HD brows will also offer introductory offers.