Beauty

Reviews and thoughts on beauty products, services, and places.

It is no secret that I love facials. I find them relaxing as I can close my eyes, not chat and get lost in blissful scents for an hour. I was invited to try out the Environ facial that includes a skin scan during the consultation. The consultation made it clear that the foundation of the Environ brand and its products lies in using vitamin A (other ingredients derived from vitamin A are sometimes labelled as retinol, retinoid, retinyl palmitate…

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As much as I love living in Birmingham’s city centre, there are times when it is nice to get away from the noise and crowds of the city. I grew up in Devon and enjoy a little peace and quiet on occasion. Nowadays, I like to escape the city with a little spa time and a recent visit to Moddershall Oaks was just what I needed. I went with a friend who was in need of some pamper time, with a plan…

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Fenty Beauty is an exciting new launch and one that has been hyped on social media it seems. I’ve heard enough to be interested and I’ve been given enough information on the range to get excited for some much-needed diversity in the beauty industry. Fenty Beauty is exclusive to Sephora and Harvey Nichols and it is worth heading to a counter near you to test out the range first hand. I headed to Harvey Nichols for a breakfast preview of…

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Since wearing my hair in fashion colours, I have been looking into different brands and types of colouring that might suit my hair and get me the result I have been daydreaming about for years. Redken City Beats is the colourant that I discussed with Paula at Aesthetics Hair when I got my Great Lengths hair extensions applied in July (blog post here) and after doing some research of my own, I decided that it was worth a try. As…

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I love having regular massages as they help to work out the stress that I carry in my shoulders and back. When I was invited to the Treatment Rooms by Shared Beauty Secrets to experience a lava shell massage, which is their speciality. The Treatment Rooms are within an unlikely building on Church Road and I wasn’t sure that I had reached the right place when my Uber driver dropped me off. But this building houses leisure facilities including a…

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