22 September 2014

Does Your Facial Hair Stop You Being Confident? | Beauty

I've spoken about my facial hair and how I suffer with POS and now that I'm coming to the end of my laser hair removal treatment I wanted to talk a little bit about the process and answer any and all questions you guys have asked me along the way and give you some information should you be thinking of getting it too.

I go to the Sk:n clinic in Epsom who are beyond amazing. I've had such a great experience and due to having POS sadly the course of treatment wont be permanent for me as I will always struggle with unwanted facial hair, but receiving laser hair removal treatment has been life changing and is something I will carry on getting and I can't imagine going anywhere else! So I thought I'd go over some popular topics when speaking about it all and then answer some of the questions you guys asked me!

What is Laser Hair Removal? - It's virtually a painless method of removing unwanted hair from any part of the body. It works by focusing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle and preventing it from growing back. 

Is this the same as Intense Pulsed Light ( IPL?) - No, this is slightly different; IPL use less powerful diffused light waves, Using laser hair removal its considered better quality and more effective at removing unwanted hair.

Can I get it done over all of my body? - Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body, although the more common problem areas are: face, bikini area, legs and underarms.

Cost? Is it worth it? - Prices depend on several factors. Firstly, the area in which you wish to get the hair treated. They have different teirs to give guidelines to prices and then depending on if you want a one off treatment or if you wish to book a block of 8 which is recommended. A full list of prices in my local Sk:n Clinic can be found here. Now for me, I was shaving my face everyday and the effect that was having on my skin was horrible. I was getting shaving rash, marks, bumps and redness. My skin would react to perfumes, cleansers. I came out in hives several times because the skin on my chin area was so sensitive from years of shaving every day. During my treatment I noticed I wasn't shaving as often and my skin is free from everything. I still have to shave as and when but its improved the quality of my skin, my confidence and personally, It's not something I could put a price on. It's so worth it I can't even begin to tell you.

Pain factor - I'd like to think I'm not a wuss :P It's a bareable feeling. On certain areas I can hardly feel it but where my hair grows thick It does make me jolt a little but it's done in 5 mins so I'm happy to push through the mini shocks and enjoy not having to shave every day!

Results - They say getting an 8 week block set is better for results. Hair grows in cycles so when they encourage you to shave your chin, your helping the hair grow and catch up with all the other hairs so when its time to laser them, the hair is growing and the treatment will be more effective. Plus it works out cheaper so I'd recommend the bulk if you're going to do it.

A couple of last minute things - Redness after a treatment is normal, The next morning I always break out with loads of white heads, I just give my face a light exfoliant and cleanse and tonne as normal. A day or two after my treatment i'd notice that I'd have several hairs poking out that would literally come away if i wiped a finger over them.

The Sk:n Clinics don't just deal with laser surgery, They recently selected 10 people to help with acne to help them acieve the best skin possible by handing them over to their acne team and receive a complete treatment plan upto £1300. You can follow their Clear Skin Challange here to follow their journeys and progress!

Have you thought about cosmetic surgery before?

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20 September 2014

Kiko Lipstick in 814 Glam Magenta | Beauty

Kiko Lipstick in 814 Glam Magenta swatch & Review

Kiko Lipstick in 814 Glam Magenta swatch & Review

Kiko Lipstick in 814 Glam Magenta swatch & Review

Kiko Lipstick in 814 Glam Magenta swatch & Review
(sorry, I had my hair laser surgery the day before this was taken so my skins broken out a bit!)

After being introduced to the brand Kiko, It's safe to say I have more makeup by this brand than any other. The prices are amazing, I find the lipsticks great, the nail polish colour collection like no other and don't even get me started on the eye shadows both quads and singles! Today I wanted to talk about the Ultra Glossy Stylo with SPF15 in the shade 814 Glam Magenta | Link. Don't let the dark colour scare you, the Ultra glossy lipsticks aren't quite as pigmented as they look but glide onto the lips like a Butter satin gloss and have a high shine. I found after eating and drinking the colour faded after about 2-3 hours but could still feel  lipstick on my lips when blotted together. At £4.90 a pop it's hardly going to break the bank and is perfect to just chuck in the bag to reapply in a few hours. Out of the 21 shades in the Ultra Glossy lipsticks range I only have this one but this is by far my favourite!

Have you tried any of the Kiko lipsticks?

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16 September 2014

Christmas International Beauty Box Swap 2014

Now I know its a bit early to be chucking around the C word, But Christmas is only 100 sleeps away now and I don't know about you guys, But I'm planning already!

After hosting a Valentines Beauty Box swap this year that went down a treat, I decided that this Christmas I wanted to host another, only this time it would be International! So for all those beauty obsessed that are looking for an extra special beauty treat under their tree this year, Beauty Box Swap is just for you!

You will be asked your preference when commenting and given the choice of 

 International swapping only 
Those only wishing to take part if they get to swap Internationally. (choose this option wisely)

 International preferred 
 Those that would prefer to swap Internationally but would still be happy to take part and swap in the same Country. 

Any Box 
Happy with any box, Just as long as they can take part!

How it works

It's simple, The Budget is £20 / $30 to take part. This factors in exchange rates and does not include postage. After following the requirements detailed below, Leave a comment stating your Name, Email Address, Where you live and your swapping preference with a "International Only / International Preferred / Any Box. I will be emailing everyone to obtain certain information to ensure I'm paring you up with your best suited swapper! 

On the 1st December I will email you all your Swapper's details and you will have a few weeks to shop for them and get your box sent out so it arrives before Christmas, It's at this time if you selected International Only, You will find out if there was enough people worldwide taking part for you to swap with, so please pick that option wisely!

Sounds fun right? So how do you take part?

Follow Me on GFC (here) Bloglovin (here) & twitter (here) & Give this post on bloglovin a heart to attract more people to it! Remember the more taking part, The more chances of International swapping!

Press this Tweet Button below and Re-Tweet to all your followers about #XmasBeautyBoxSwap14 & get them involved too! ( Do this as many times as you want, Everyday if you like! )

Tweet: I Just Entered the International #XmasBeautyBoxSwap14 with @fatbeautyx & You can too #bbloggers #beautychat #fblchat

Lastly, leave your comment below with your Name, Email & Swapping Preference after completing the above following requirements, Then I can contact you to confirm your taking part & get your details!

The Small Print :
- This is an INTERNATIONAL box swap.
- The price limit is £20 / $30 or as close to the penny / cent, many bloggers have taken part in box swaps and not received items to the set limit, but instead half the limit. Please, put thought into your gifts as you would want YOUR swapper to do for you! 

So what are you waiting for! Sign up today and get ready to spoil and be spoilt!

For any taking part, please feel free to add the banner above to your website to help spread the word!

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