Thursday, 7 April 2016

Simply Laser

I recently started laser again which I mentioned a few posts ago. I didn't talk too much about the treatment, the process and the results, therefore I decided to dedicate a post to it. The reason I say I started again is because I attempted laser a few years ago - I did a few treatments and became lazy to drive all the way. Since SIMPLY LASER relocated it has motivated me to stick to my appointments ;)

Many people are still under the impression that laser is painful. Let me just dispel that myth right away. If I can tolerate the 'pain' anyone can. My threshold for pain is in the negatives and even I can manage without applying numbing gel. The Soprano Diode laser System which is FDA approved provides pain-free permanent hair reduction on any skin type.

Generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that re-grow in the treatment area. A common misconception is that laser in completely permanent which is just not true. Laser hair removal offers you a dramatic decrease in hair quantity and hair density. Over a period of sessions allocated by your therapist you can be reduced to maintenance to treat minor hair growth.

Furthermore, I am only on my third session but I have noticed my hair growth dramatically reducing. If you are in the position to undergo laser hair removal, I strongly suggest it. It works out to be much more affordable in the long-run. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Jacqui Emmanuel

Last week I attended the Jacqui Emmanuel show. Launching her new Sports Luxe collection, this showcase oozed luxury and sexiness. The collection featured both men's and women's wear with fabrics such as velour, cotton knit and laser cut pleather to mention a few. The collection featured many monochrome pieces with an underlying butterfly theme. I think the butterflies worked well to tie the collection together. A few of my favourites were the men's bottle green velour tracksuit and the women's wrap skirts. The items are so versatile so you're definitely going to get a good few looks out of each item. I didn't get too much info on the collection but do pop into her store at 8 on Morrison to have a look.

What I wore:

My look for the show was sourced by Neil. It's different to my style as I hardly wear dresses, however I do like to change things up now and then so we decided to go with his look. My awesome ponytail was done by none other than my bestie Sawleha Hansa of GlamHairDon'tCare. Makeup was done by myself. I prefer subtle makeup, especially eyes so I used neutral colours to give a softness to the overall look. 

Here are a few pictures of the collection...

Friday, 18 March 2016

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes is a real schlep and most of the time the stains don't come off. I've read numerous blog posts and watched tons of videos on how to clean makeup brushes however, I could never get my brushes to look brand new. 

I tried something we all have in our homes, Handy Andy, and this worked like a charm. It removes all stains and kills bacteria. I don't know what this product does to the bristles of the brush but if you're like me, not planning to keep your brushes forever, it works just fine. I've cleaned my brushes with Handy Andy for a year now and so far I have not seen any damage. The product doesn't have the best scent so I suggest mixing a shampoo or scented soap to the detergent.

 Step One: Wet brushes with warm water

Step Two: Apply some detergent to a Brush Egg and gently run the brush over in a back and forth motion until the brush is clean. 

Step Three: Rinse the brush until clean and run your brush over a black towel (so there are no stains) to absorb the excess water.

Step Five: Place brushes on the towel and leave to air dry.