Well, wasnt that a shock last weekend to have glorious sunshine and 20 degrees! “Yay!”,we all cried, summer has arrived. After that long dreadful winter the thought of unveiling my pale skin into the world was daunting. Ok, we’re all in the same boat unless you’ve been on a winter holiday. I rushed out to stock up on SPF’s for myself and my family as we all have different skin types. My husband is very dark and he show’s himself to the sun and he’s tanned. So he uses a factor 15. My children and myself use factor 30. We will still develop a light tan but steadily and healthily. The sun is only our enemy if we abuse it. Sitting around with no protection is very silly.
Anyway, back to my lily white skin. What should a girl do? I exfoliated using Creme Exfoliant as I do twice a week and grabbed my old faithful friend, Decleor’s Gradual Glow. It’s the mother of all body moisturisers, containing self tan which builds up over time. If you’ve used Systeme Corps body moisturiser this is exactly what it smells like because that is what it is, System Corps with Tan. It leaves your skin feeling luxuriously soft. Use in the morning after your shower, or if you prefer at night. A word of warning, it does not contain any SPF so be sure to apply SPF before leaving the house.
As the weather is now back to dull and grey I wonder if we got carried away with ourselves prepping last week. It will not be in vain, I’m hoping, as I’m sure you all are, that when the sunshine returns it will bring us a glorious summer and I’ll be tanned and ready to enjoy it!
Jessica Nails has blown us away this week with two new arrivals in salon. The latest innovation is Effects. Not only new colours but new finishes which dont need a top coat! Effects are three matt and three glitter polishes to mix and match.
Give Me Goosebumps – Purple Glitter
Excite Me – Matt Mid Purple
Touch It – Dense Gold Glitter
White Hot – Matt White
Chill Down Your Spine – Matt Candy Pink
Ruff and Ready – Pink Glitter
Playing with them was very exciting. With these six polishes the combinations are endless. From matt white with a gold tip and a vertical stripe on one nail, to matt purple nails with each tip finished with purple glitter. Each look is truly luxurious.
I foresee these polishes flying out of salon, retailing at £10.50 each. You dont need a new dress for saturday night to look different, you need a new polish!
Oh my! Where do I begin to tell you all how much I love these two beauties. A duo consisting of one matt black and one glossy black polish, which look sublime. So, so sophisticated.
A french manicure using these two will become a new classic. The matt black nail with the black glossy tip has got to be seen to be believed as to how beautiful it does look. You could have fun with them and create spots and stripes on your nails or just use seperately. Whether they are perfect for summer I’m not so sure but as our summers are unpredictable why cant our choice of nail colour be too!
And if you know a teenager who has a penchant for black this is the perfect gift for her.
This Sunday Afternoon was spent in the Springfields Hotel at a Wedding Fayre. Promoting GLOW to all the lovely brides.
Myself and Carly discussed, with future blushing Brides, treatment recommendations that they may need, ready for their big day.
The treatments ranged from make-up, waxing, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and even Hen Party Pamper Packages.
It was so exciting to be involved in their plans but they where all still unsure which one they where more excited about, the wedding or the Hen party….
We were just jealous that we were not going!
Its me again…. guess what I’ve been getting up to this time???
Myself and Lucy have not long arrived home from the Professional Beauty Show, in London, where we treated lovely ladies to Jessica Treatments.
I can’t speak for Lucy, but I am sure she will agree with me when I say that during our time there we met some extremely passionate people within the beauty industry and the whole weekend had an exciting buzz about it!
It was as manic, as ever, but we would not of had it any other way.
Well I think the best word to describe the last few days is WOW !!
Even though Leah and I are tired from all the hustle and bustle of backstage London Fashion Week it has been a truly fantastic and exciting few days !
The top colours this year were Creamy Caramel, Stripped Naked, Sunset Boulevard and Raspberry !
I have been so excited to show you all my pictures !
Can’t wait to see what London fashion week 2014 brings.
Well, Leah and I are on the train heading for London Fashion Week to perform manicures and pedicures for all the models backstage!!
We are both so excited. It’s like Christmas all over again.
Can’t wait to fill you all in on our experience of a lifetime.
Watch this space!!!!
It has been four days since we have returned home from working at the Birmingham Clothes Show and I know I can talk for all the girls when I say that I still can’t believe how lucky we were to take part in such a nailtastic day
Can’t wait for the next show.
Last week I was asked to work with the Jessica nail team at the Professional Beauty Show in Manchester.
Two amazing days, doing 100′s of GELeration manicures and demonstrations on fellow therapists, spa owners and industry experts. Working to promote the Jessica brand I so love.
I had such an exciting and busy few days and can’t wait to tell all my lovely ladies about it but I will have to admit I think that I am the one who is now in need of a manicure!!!!!!!
A fabulous day, last Sunday, at Professional Beauty North in Manchester.
I began the day as an expert, on a panel of three, answering questions, alongside two inspiring and lovely ladies, from an eager audience on what we believe gives a salon that WOW factor.
I answered, I listened and as always I learned from the challenging questions asked by our attentive audience.
I then listened to various other inspiring speakers, attended informative seminars and checked out 100s of stands to see what’s new and amazing in this incredible industry of beauty.
Thank you Profesional Beauty – an inspirational day.