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Jus by Julie 5 Day 'Juice till Dinner' Cleanse Healthy Detox Diet, a selection of 20 juices to enjoy and reap the rewards from - over a five day period, juice in the morning, more juice in the morning (elevensies) juice for lunch, juice for snack followed by your choice of dinner (try and stick with the program and at least make it healthy though lol) There are lots of options to try this one's the 5 Day 'Juice till Dinner' which helps clear your body of toxins this one costs $165 or you could go buy all the fancy fresh ingrediants and a blender and try to fathom it all out and do it yourself (if you have the time) or get it delivered by a company who have been investing in their business for the health nuts out there - give it a go if you don't fancy spending £165 you can try a shorter cleanse or try their fancy soups the more you buy the more you save. Enjoy getting healthier on the insides and stick with it you know you want to
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Who wants a natural perfect pout check this out. US Shipping only Perfect Pout but don't forget to try My US icon for shipping to UK

MD Kaplan Lip and Balm Duo

Dr Kaplan is an anti-aging expert, for both men and women and has created 'Perfect Pout as a natural alternative to instantly plump lips and smooth fine lines, while hydrating and protecting against sun damage.'

Kaplan MD - Brings you a two step treatment for fuller smoother lips and the perfect pout. Two Bestsellers in a Deluxe, travel-friendly set which includes LIP 20 Mask and LIP 20 Balm.   First get rid of that dry, chapped skin with the Lip 20 Mask which will give you visibly plumper lips and more definition add the Lip 20 Balm for extra softness, hydration and more lip plumping.

Perfect Pout includes Dr. Kaplan’s famous LIP 20 Mask. 'It contains Papaya Enzymes, Two Forms of Hyaluronic Acid Acid and Adipofill’in, a patented amino acid that naturally plumps the lip contour.' 
LIP 20 Balm contains a blend of Beeswax and Sunflower Seed Wax with 22 Organic Extracts. 'It also contains a powerful lip plumping peptide, Maxi-Lip, along with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, to give lips added hydration and natural fullness.'
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So what is Cupping?

Spotted most recently on the back of Swimming Champion Michael Phelps during Rio Olympics also looks like circle left on Justin Bieber's instagram post, although not as noticeable but there have been more intense pictures posted. Cupping has been around for a long time an alternative holistic medicine, considered a pampering session for the body. It's an old chinese remedy that many stars have been 'spotted' using in the past including Jennifer Aniston and natural health loving Gwyneth Paltrow.
How does Cupping work?
Heated cups are placed on the body/skin to extract impurities guess it acts in a similar way to a sauna or hot stones but with focus points that is said to help with pain and an ancient alternative to treat body pain as it stimulates blood flow by creating a vacuum on the skin as the cup cools down. Each cup is left in place for 5 to 10 minutes and once removed the noticable circle mark will stay visible for three to seven days so be wary if you're intending on wearing a backless dress. The therapy uses cups (usually made from glass but can be stonewear or even bamboo) which are placed on the skin to extract impurities from the body as well as help with everything from circulation and energy flow to neck and shoulder pain with it's natural healing properties.

Justin Bieber IG post 10 Aug Cupping

Justin Bieber posted this photo to his instagram account which shows traces of cupping signs on his front but other pics online show many more marks too.

Michael Phelps IG Cupping

This picture Michael Phelps posted to his Instagram account and just shows a sign of cupping on his shoulder, whilst watching the races at Rio Olympics you could see many more circles across his shoulders and back and it didn't seem to do him any harm after his massive victory in the swimming events.

Cupping is said to also aid weight loss the cup will be placed on the body to produce a point of suction on the underlying tissue fat.
Must point out we haven't tried it but thought topical enough to put on our page. Get in touch if you've had a good or bad experience with it.


 

 

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Valentine or not get prep with a DATE NIGHT Box from Latest In Beauty this one for a steal at only £20 it includes a Givenchy La Rouge mini Lipstick in Rose Dressing. Plus Benefit Cosmetics 'They're Real' mascara which you may have heard about already a little 3ml but worthy of it's title use with Rodial's smokey eye pen in black, take it easy it's bold and dark or just go with a simple flick. There's even a St. Tropez gradual in shower tan in a medium golden glow. Test the COACH Eau De Parfum and if you're running late you'll be glad of the Rimmel 60 Second rapid ruby super-shine nail polish plus five other beauty treats all for £20 So date or no date have a little treat. See more detail here DATE NIGHT BOX

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DATE NIGHT BOX

Ooh loving the look of the DETOX box from Latest In Beauty full of impressive ingredients and aromas perfect for this time of year. Feeling a little dull give your skin these little 'pick me ups' all for £20 including a fun Skin & Tonic - rose mist with multiple uses and Neal's Yard Remedies - wild rose beauty balm. Well we love the scent of rose and these two alone sound perfect but there's a lot more including one we've tried the 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask to super boost your complexion. Check it out here DETOX BOX treat your skin.

Latest In Beauty Detox Box

Loving the Juice Beauty organic products, the easy way to smooth and refine your skin reducing those fine lines and clarifying skin tone using the Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant it's organic with clay, micro-particles of grape seed and jojoba. Use it two or three times a week. If you're in the USA you can use our affiliate link below and if you choose to set up an auto-replenishment plan choose between 1-4 months you'll get free US shipping and a 5% discount have a look here for more info and check out other fantastic products.



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Have you heard of LUNA facial cleansing brushes for personalized cleansing and anti-aging.

Shown here the Luna 2 model with four specialized brush types, for facial cleansing and anti-aging. The LUNA 2 is a gentle two minute daily skin care routine leaving a luminous more youthful look, gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells, unclogging pores and improving aiding the absorption of your favourite moisturiser and serums.

'Its reverse anti-aging side uses lower-frequency pulsations to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as leave the skin looking firm and lifted.'

All LUNA 2 facial cleansing brushes have a Ten year Quality Guarantee and Two Year Limited Warranty. What are you waiting for BUY NOW via foreo.com LUNA 2 icon £169 free shipping (products over £45)



foreo Luna 2 x4 cleansing brushes

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Guys don't feel left out here for you 3 in 1 Sonic Face Brush also a cool Pre-Shaving & Anti-Aging Device

Foreo LUNA 2 for men

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Try Smashbox Primer Try It Kit, a limited edition, includes try-me sizes of Primer water, 24 Hour Eye Primer Photo Finish
Use the Photo Finish Primer Water we love it to set your make-up or just refresh throughout the day and also try the photo finish 24 hour shadow primer a hydrating under eye primer and photo finish foundation primer all in a limited edition BUY NOW
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Check out our very own BYOB with Latest in Beauty we selected the following products to test and let you know how the Build Your Own Box works it's a great idea you can select a box from the special offers or build your own with three, six or nine products.

LIB BYOB BLog Box 3

Cost of this one would be £20.00 see our Blog for more detail or head straight to the Latest In Beauty web site page to explore individual products, sign up or find out more.

Another collection box the Party Season Box also for £20.00 you can buy here or see more detail via Latest In Beauty in the box you'll discover eleven products including St Tropez self tanning classic bronzing mist, which works a treat and a 200ml bottle it's a product that often cost £20 on its own, we've used it here and it has great results if you're after a bit of bronzing. You also get a 'Nanshy' Black Kabushi makeup brush perfect for use with powder, foundation, bronzer, blusher or highlighter plus nine more gorgeous items. Check it out.

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LOreal Paris True Match Genius 4 in 1

JusByJulieL'Oreal Paris True Match Genius 4 in 1 Compact Foundation gets the thumbs up check for current offers and other L'Oreal Paris True Match products at Boots
It's a Primer, Concealer, Foundation and Powder simply apply with the compacts sponge applicator to a clean moisturised face, apply from forehead down using light downward strokes. Application is really smooth and easy just check have blended around the nostril area, compact has a mirror too so perfect for slipping in your bag should you need a touch up for evening.

We've been trying some inexpensive skin products for all skin types but noticeably beneficial to combination skin tested here and we're loving dermatological E45 cream, use at night and after washing face in the morning (water and baby wipe- no harsh products) traditionally developed (60 years ago) for treatment of dry skin conditions which it has been clinically proven to treat including eczema and psoriasis, it is actually a medicine so check the label for anything that may concern you, but in general it is safe to use on all ages including babies over the age of one month. It's non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into your skin to maintain moisture, it can even help oily skin and combination skin balance and even out, we found it clears open pores too. It's a bit of an inexpensive miracle cream. It works similarly to a Lush product we also love 'Ultrabland' which is a simple effective cleanser. So if you suffer from combination skin and occasional break outs maybe large pores instead of stripping all the goodness out of your skin try a more gentle approach first. We think you'll love it. Remember moisturiser benefits all skin types reversing diverse effects such as sun damage, aging and dryness whilst encouraging new skin cells to grow.

E45 Cream for healthy skin
E45 Cream

PRIMER - a foundation primer aids in applying your foundation more evenly and with a nice smooth finish it also increases the longevity staying beautiful all day long.

Another tip use (men's) Nivea post shave balm as a primer before make-up calming and cooling skin ridding of irritation they have a sensitive cream which is the one we used rub into skin it should feel a little tacky like a primer does and that is the finish that helps grab and keep your make-up in place everything stays smooth and glides into place and it's another inexpensive discovery we wanted to share with you. We first heard about his via youtube artist Nikkie Tutorials who shared he tip after using as a moisturiser later realising her makeup had stayed in place for the whole day. It is believed the ingredient glycerine is what grabs the foundation and keeps it in place. We have tried it and love it too.

Check with Boots for special online offers.

Nivea Post Shave Balm

Did you know you can shop online at Boots discover all the offers earn your reward points and redeem you can then order and collect in participating store, saves a little extra time walking up and down looking for your bits and pieces they deliver too if you prefer and often have offers online different to those in store have a look for all your health and beauty products boots.com

Smashbox Eyeliners Set

Smashbox Eyeliners Set

Love these always sharp eyeliners, box set perfect for Christmas and the party season 5 gorgeous colours including black and brown

 

We tested anti ageing skin products and found a great product for you, you probably have heard of No7 already but may not have tried it The anti ageing Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles No7 and been proven for the last seven years we tested it on one of our volunteers in the team and noticed they work softening deeper lines and making an overall visible difference

Anti-aging skin care for men and women
Get rid of the laughter lines and keep laughing! These creams and serum really work! Anti-aging skin care for men and women Available in the UK is Boots No 7 a trusted brand their new serums and day and night creams are getting rave reviews, check out in store or online often on special 3 for 2 offers price approx 24 per 50ml day or night cream and eye 15ml creams for approx 19 Protect & Perfect, Protect & Perfect Intense and Lift & Luminate for different age groups and skin repair needs see here Boots.com they'll be more info over on our blog shortly ....

Youthful Healthy Skin for Men and Women
News that Gwyneth Paltrow has teamed up with Juice Beauty as Creative Director of Make-up gives the company even more clout as their organic innovations gain popularity in the US and Canada the links here are for shipping in USA and Canada but you can find distributors in the UK via the weblinks. Founder Karen Behnke has used stem cell researchers and scientific technology to make organic, innovative products using a blend of vitamin C and fruit stem cells infused into a grapeseed base products proving very popular with celebrities including Oprah and Kate Hudson and with handsome reviews by top magazines all information available through the links.

Juice Beauty Skin Clearing Kit

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing
Used to clear acne organically, age spots, dark spots.

Another hot product is the Stem Cellular Collection reasonably priced they have a specific eye treatment and other products checkout the links for more information.

Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Collection
A Stem Cellular Eye Treatment to repair fine lines and wrinkles and prevent further. There are many products available check the links and look forward to the development of high performance organic make-up co-developed with Gwyneth Paltrow (founder of goop) for Juice Beauty

New Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray



USA and Canadian shoppers you're so lucky imagine 85% reduction in wrinkles and sun spots. We all recognise how beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow is ... check out the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Makeup Collection a high performance makeup collection made from certified organic ingredients out now. The Exfoliating Peel Spray sounds great too if you sign up to the Juice Beauty Newsletter you'll receive 15% off your first order. See Juice Beauty

WARNING
Not one particular brand name, they run around changing names anyway! just make sure you read the ever so small print usually they'll try and get your attention with a promotion which is fine but don't go signing up for anything until you know what you are buying and who from. They might get you to give information before you know all the facts, not like a safer website where you can go back and forth to check what the description was etc, just be cautious and don't let it spoil other online shopping experiences either, if you do get caught out with a dent in your bank account call your bank right away they're always happy to try and settle it for you and stop any further subscriptions from being paid whilst under query.
Be wary of ordering free trial subscriptions on line we have been advised of scams where you have to give credit card details to pay for p&p (shipping) and are actually signing up for a very costly monthly subscription, the trial lasts 30 days but the subscription starts after 14 days and if you don't cancel in time the company can debit your bank or credit card with a hefty monthly bill, be warned. Read the small print carefully when signing up for free trials. Don't give away card details unless you know what you're dealing with. People gain trust with established sites but you can also check social media and google if you're not sure names often come up as reported scam even for phishing emails etc.

Another Warning!!
Don't get caught up with diet pills they are dangerous there are better healthy supplements available but you must be careful when ordering do your research and don't take short cuts or take too many there is always a healthier natural way to lose weight and what do you want to lose weight for anyway, if you need help seek a doctors advice we're going to research as much as we can to pass on what we find but for now stay safe eat healthily, exercise and why not dress for your body shape (check our celebrity spin on women's fashion marketplace page)

Best Foot Forward
Summer might have passed but you can still put your best foot forward don't get caught out when you have to wear those fancy sandals for a night out and realise you've let your feet go! Always be ready to display your toes, get your feet ready now this little hand held pedicure is blissful even after first use, tried and tested here. No need to soak feet first simply set up the pedicure unit and roll over your feet with light to medium pressure, it has a safety stop and no sharp blades, just works by gently buffing away dead skin with the roller which surface is packed with microbrasive particles. Use in one area for three to four seconds only and move on you can come back to the area again if needs more work, if it feels sore you should stop or if becomes inflamed but we haven't had any issues, if you do then suggest try again after a few days until feet are feeling soft and silky. Afterwards you can rinse or wipe your feet and apply a moisturiser to feel really pampered ...

Scholl Velvet Smooth Pedi

Scholl Velvet Smooth Pedi Electric Hard Skin Remover

Smell like a 'Million' Dollars try Lady Million
from Paca Rabanne special offers click photo
make a very welcome gift or go on and treat yourself
love this perfume

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Love GUILTY Intense femme eau de parfum
from GUCCI an alluring oriental and floral seductive fragrance check out here



Loving the new lip colours there's a beautiful selection from Barry M range Gelly Hi Shine LIPS easy to apply so soft and moisturising lip crayons in five hot shades ultra-rich, highly pigmented formula creating an impressive depth of colour with an unbelievable sheen even when you think you might need to touch up as you'll find you'll leave a teasing pout print on your cup/mug etc but you'll still have plenty of colour on your lips! Personally love number 1 a slight burgandy red and number 2 very now gorgeous orangey red shade makes you stand out for sure, next to try the hot pink and more subtle shades of pink.. £4.99 make sure you pick up a sharpener they sell one for £2.00 but they last a while before you need to sharpen, have fun drawing your lips on and colouring in....

 

We also love Maybelline Foundation Dream Pure BB 8-1-BB Cream it brightens your skin tone improves condition if oily (2% Salicylic Acid) and protects against the sun (SPF15) comes in two shades light and medium, a natural looking foundation cream which makes your skin feel smooth and soft, has a long lasting effect and also blends in imperfections. Give it a try.

Like Mac cosmetics, of course try one of their best sellers mac blusher 'peaches' gives a sheer tone finish and works great with contour, complimenting your contouring about £18.00 see their cool site here

For your lips Lipcote 'the original lipstick sealer and secret of lasting lipstick' it works wonders... apply lipstick then blot on tissue, apply another coat blot again then brush the lipcote over your lips and slightly over the outline. It should tingle a little but not a lot keep lips apart for a few moments while it dries and there you go you're all set for eating, kissing and any unintentional photo shoots. It's been around for 50 years and recently added a hint of vanilla. We've seen it in Boots under £4.00 well worth it..it really works! and will last a while (100 coats) check out here Boots.com

Broken your favourite lipstick? try this DIY link here to fix your lipstick simply follow guide basically melting back together using a match or lighter (with care) and molding back into shape using a toothpick to keep lipstick shape.

Check out Fresh Matters from lush they have some great natural products one favourite is their lip scrub which is tasty and lickable just apply a little, rub into your lips and your lips can do the work massaging the scrub in "mmmmmm" you can leave it on they are tinted so look fine as long as you don't smudge it all over, or add a balm afterwards. Bubblegum is popular try it you'll be glad you did, it works a treat preventing sore un kissable lips...

You can even have a go at making your own lip scrub use a little sugar and honey mix into a tiny pot for a few days use ...experiment with different sugars, vaseline, honey, syrup just need something to exfoliate even salt but that won't taste so good! and something to make a creamy paste so have a go... and if all fails see the experts Lush..for an inexpensive treat (currently £5.50 for 25g pot).

Another great Lush product is a facial scrub we love 'Ocean Salt to get your skin ship shape with coconuts and lime' exfoliates and softens, makes your skin feels fresh and smooth. (£7.25 for 120g)

Also from Lush 'Coalface scrub - absorbs oil, cleans and clears' deep exfoliation (£4.75 for 100g) and unfortunately for us we're not actually selling these just recommending products we use here.

More products we love...

GARNIER BODY Summerbody, Moisturising Lotion, Sun-Kissed Look I really like this one still, a year on!

It has a very natural shade, non streaky, easy to apply, and we really like the light sun kissed look really love this product link here to their summerbody range.

Garnier Summerbody Light Sun Kissed
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If you just want to pamper yourself and you're lucky enough to not need a tan  try their body tonic, with seaweed extract, Firming, Hydrating Lotion, it gives you smooth skin, you can brag about for seven days!

If you are looking for an instant tan on a budget we really recommend ST. MORIZ see here Boots.com instant self tanning mousse available in medium and dark, we tried the dark shade which is a very deep but natural looking tone, similar to ST. TROPEZ but a lot more affordable if make sure to purchase a tanning mitt for an even more natural result. See more here Boots.com

At Amazon massive discount check link for more up to date prices the ST. TROPEZ mousse has 5 star reviews, easy to apply, dries quickly, no smearing see picture link

If you know you like it, why not save money with the larger size link below - also worth noting that Latest In Beauty usually stock some of the St Tropez products see link on page makes it even better value.
St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse 500 ml

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Beauty ideas Want to achieve this Nicki Minaj makeup look, here's how to do it.

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Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Bronzer, Eye Shadow (these are the lid colour and crease) Eye Shadow (the lighter shade will make a great brow bone highlight) Eye Shadow (apply the white to the inner corner) Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyeliner, False Lashes, Lipstick, Lipstick

 

Step 7 Using a strong pigmented white apply to the inner corner to open up the eyes and then using a fluffy brush blend everything together and make sure there's no harsh lines.

Step 8 Using a liquid or gel liner apply a thin line along your lid. Nicki looks like she has tight lined (put eyeliner on top water line) this is optional.

Step 9 Apply false lashes. Nicki's are pretty big, they start off small and gradually become huge on the outer corner. Then blend your lashes with the false lashes by applying mascara over the top. If you do not wish to use false lashes then go ahead and just use mascara we recommend Maybelline's the falsies volume express, in the colour black drama.

Step 10 Finally the lips, Nicki looks like she is wearing her own lipstick colour which is mac's viva glam Nicki 1. This colour is just a pretty pink and looks super natural, the lipstick is great as it can be built to be intense or worn lightly as Nicki has. If you cannot get this mac product a good similar lipstick would be Maybelline's colour sensational lipsticks in the shade pink lollipop.

 

 

TRY THIS...

A relaxing facial scrub and cup of tea...

Brew a cup of green tea, remove the tea bag and allow to cool down open the tea bag carefully tipping into a small bowl, add a teaspoon of honey, mix together and apply to face using clean fingertips. Leave on for 5 -10 minutes. Meanwhile good idea to drink the brewed green tea. To remove use a facial/baby wipe for excess then use a clean flannel and warm water for best results.

Benefits: Green tea works as an antioxidant, good for blemishes and reducing redness, Honey helps to moisturise, calm and soothe. Also drinking the tea is beneficial to your skin and general health and aids weight loss.

 

 

Step 1 To start off you want to prime your face.

Step 2 Next you want to put your foundation on, Nicki's look here is super natural so you want a light weight yet full coverage foundation. Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone to ensure your face looks as natural as possible.

Step 3 Begin to highlight, you can do this with a lighter shade concealer only go 1-2 shades lighter at the maximum. Firstly make a triangle shape under your eyes and colour it in, draw a line on your nose and a small amount on the chin. To blend this all in use a cosmetic sponge or beauty blender and dab until no harsh lines, make sure you fully blend it in.

Step 4 Now begin to Contour take a natural bronzer and apply to your check bones, when applying make a fishy pout face to make the application easier. Apply your bronzer with either a right angled powder brush or a standard powder brush. The face is now done and it's time to move onto the eyes. Nicki's eyes are simply tanned colour on the outer corner fading into creams and whites on the inner corner with bold false lashes and a thin eyeliner. 

Step 5 Apply a light brown to the whole lid and then a cream/white to your brow bone for a highlight.

Step 6 Using a tan brown apply this to the outer corner and into the crease. We would apply this with a medium sized eye shadow  brush and then blend out with a fluffy brush.

 

 

 


Inexpensive skin care products to try -

  • a good anti bacterial soap like Cidal and E45 cream.
  • witch hazel, tea tree oil or lavender oil on breakouts.
  • arnica gel helps repair skin
  • steaming your face once a week over a bowl of boiling water.

Don't overwork your skin you shouldn't be scrubbing and stripping it of it's natural oils daily, be gentle and use natural products, give your skin time to breathe otherwise you may cause more problems by creating excess oil, leading to sebum, leading to breakouts. In the summer make sure you get a short time in the sun without any products on your skin let it soak up vitamin D, don' t stay out long or you'll then need sun protection....

 

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Tips for Beautiful Healthy Hair

Make sure to get your Boots Advantage Points - Register your card online.

Dyson The Supersonic Hairdryer is it a worthy investment?

Boots Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Sliver and Fuschia

Take a look at the design it's rather stunning beside being practical and easy to take with you if you travel a lot. Dyson put a lot of money and time into the Supersonic design apparently four years and a hefty £50 million creating something worthy of the Supersonic title, 'The hair dryer re-thought' a more subtle sounding dryer due to acoustic silencers, which dries in approximately half the time of your standard hairdryer or less (time is money), the genius is the motor sits inside the handle - engineered for balance. Kinder to your hair by constant measuring and controlling the heat distribution thus reducing damage. It comes equipped with three easy to apply magnetic attachments for; drying whilst smoothing out, a more precise area styling nozzle (that doesn't mess up the area that's already fixed) and a diffuser to help define locks and take the frizz element away. Also, comes with a non-slip heatproof mat and a storage hanger. Check out styling tips for Supersonic's use on link. So a worthwhile investment, you might still be unsure, check out here lots more questions answered and reviews to read. Currently on sale for £299 but worth considering if you purchase via Boots (click and collect if you like) you will earn an amazing amount of Boots points. At the point of adding you'll get triple points if ordered online check to see if still available on this same link to the Boots - Dyson Supersonic page If you have been collecting you'll need 29,999 to purchase! If you don't have a Boots Points card be sure to sign up for one, see the top of their page on here BUY NOW Dyson - Supersonic available in Silver or Silver with Fuschia £299

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer


Price On Amazon from £381.00 as at 8 February 2017

Here's a fun Hair product mixed reviews we didn't try yet but looks like inexpensive fun worth a go. Temporary too, stronger colours take a couple of washes to remove apply to slightly damp hair just chalk on the more you chalk the stronger the colour, if you're not that good with your hair get a friend to help or you may get in a mess. Bold colours and natural tones be great for emergency roots! and party fun once applied to hair you need to set with a hot flat iron (straightners) the main reviews said worked well on blonde and grey hair but not everyone agreed worked on brunettes, it sounds like would take more applications to get a more noticeable colour but that's not a bad thing as you could try it gradually rather than a massive change that you're stuck with ...


Via Amazon £4.78 for 36 DIY Hair Colour Chalks.

 

Great Hair Product
Batiste Dry Shampoo but this one has a hint of colour we love it choose from four shades a Light and Blonde, Medium and Brunette, Dark and Deep Brown or there's Vibrant and Red. Use like a normal dry shampoo spray onto dry hair massage in, it works really well blending in your roots if you're in dire need of a touch up, also hides/covers grey! If you get it on your clothes it will wash out with a little soap it really refreshes your hair but the hint of colour is absolutely brilliant often on offer at three for two Boots offer if you check it out below cost £3.99 for a 200ml we recommend that you must try it ...
You're Welcome Boots.com

We love the TANGLE TEEZER brush have the purple one here it really wades through the tangles without tears, and quickly leaves hair manageable and silky, ideal but not limited to long hair, be perfect for kids hair too, it fits in your hand and really glides through the tangles effortlessly ..

.Tangle Teezer Brush Pic

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After looking into a product name that keeps popping up 'Viviscal' looks like it's worth the risk but you decide apparently the new formula upset a few people but the positives seem to outweigh the negatives look into in more depth via the Amazon link below.

Apparently the product is backed by 5 clinical trials, featured on Dr. Oz and The View and has been mentioned on Harper's Bazaar Web site due to its love by stylists. Known for nourishing thinning hair and promoting existing hair growth from within.
The Number 1 Worldwide Hair Growth Supplement.

This may be obvious but for healthy hair you need to eat a balanced diet, your hair is a reflection of your inner health. As we age our hair becomes thinner, both men and women experience hair loss. There are many factors - hormonal changes, stress, under active thyroid, prescription drugs and also hereditary factors!
Oh dear they all say the same, after researching discovered the best line of action is your diet and also your exercise routine. Whilst researching we discovered an awesome book now the owner of '500 of the most important HEALTH TIPS you'll ever need' by award-winning health writer Hazel Courteney who talks about stress as a major factor under hair loss and also mentions a product 'Viviscal' which we researched further see above link.


The author also mentions Quality Protein should be a key component to your diet you can also take supplements or remedies see the above book link for more info and also useful information on skin disorders.

Also have seen a lot of news about causes of hair loss being down to a steroid called DHT which is apparent in testosterone it is said to get into the hair follicle and destroy it, when the hair falls out it is not replaced resulting, after an area of follicles are destroyed, in a bald patch this can happen to men and women. There are said to be products that get rid of the DHT and unblock the follicles thus growing a healthy head of hair, but this could all be a lot of nonsense as you have to pay for the book 'Natural Hair Restoration' Jared Gates not recommending it but you can do your own research as it may have a point you have to buy the book whereas if this is a medical breakthrough surely someone would leak it ... well then there's a list of tablets and concoctions to try maybe the same as in the book but these found on internet search 'The Rebuild Hair Program' says Take GREEN TEA capsules 2 an hour before meals, a lot stronger than drinking green tea also eat SOYBEANS/TOFU four times a week, apply PUMPKIN SEED OIL to scalp for 2-4 months which helps stop the production of DHT. Take NETTLE tablets daily to reduce DHT and thicken hair, quite bitter to taste so drink lots of water also PALMETTO capsules twice daily.

To prevent breakage when drying hair try to blot first with a towel, do not over rub hair this can cause breakage, as can using a brush on wet hair, avoid brushing your hair until almost dry. First de tangle hair with a wide toothed comb, failing that a vent brush. For extra care you could use a de tangling spray. At night leave hair down if possible as hair bands can cause breakage especially the ones with a metal clasp on them. Best wear hair down and using a soft smooth satin pillowcase will keep your locks in tip top condition, as other pillowcases can catch the hair and cause some friction and possible breakage.

Give your hair extra shine after shampooing and conditioning use cool water as a final rinse to seal the cuticle and give your hair more chance to shine.
For fine hair, to maximise volume and still add shine, add conditioner to the ends and mid-shaft of hair you don't need to condition roots. The roots will have more natural oil and need less moisture.
To add volume avoid heavy conditioner which will weigh your hair down. Use mousse for volume, choose mousse labeled lightweight, bodifying - to get the volume and lift you desire. Apply mousse to damp hair and continue to dry hair with head upside down for maximum volume, not the whole drying time you can move in and out, or up and down really this technique aids drying underneath for thick hair if you're lucky enough to face that problem! Don't worry it will relax when you've been upright a few moments. Also a good trick to boost volume during night out, tip head upside down and run fingers through your hair gently teasing, back combing the roots for an instant volume pick me up.
There are also root boosting sprays available which you spray on then lift hair at the roots whilst drying, you can try a round brush but be careful not to get tangled up just lift and dry.
Once happy with look use a finishing hair spray to lock in body.

We love following hair products
ANDREW BARTON range
S.O.S. HELP ME! Repairing Leave in conditioner spray
HAIR HEROES Maximum Heat Protection Spray
I LOVE VOLUME Big Hair Lifting Spray
also
JOHN FRIEDA
sheer BLONDE colour renew Tone-Correcting Shampoo &
Colour Preserving Conditioner (for the over enthusiastic home dyers!)
brilliant BRUNETTE multi - tone revealing ENHANCING Shampoo


TRESemme shampoo and conditioner we like
'Colour Vibrance Protection' which has UV filter & shine booster for colour treated hair also ...
'Colour Vibrance Protection' conditioner as above...
They also have deep cleansing line
'Cleanse and Replenish' deep cleansing shampoo also
'Cleanse and Replenish' a re moisturising conditioner.

A hair cheat we discovered on a bad day when you just don't have time to wash your hair, and you've no dry shampoo... left use antiperspirant deodorant works the same just spray where you need it most usually the roots massage in, brush hair through and there you have clean feeling, fresh smelling hair in an instant.

Beauty is not just for the girls, boys take care of those beards, keep them tidy and current if you want to look dapper try clippers to clean up edges
The Groomsman from Wahl is designed with precision ground steel blades ideal for beards, necklines and sideburns, this model is easy to use and cordless so you can get close to the mirror, check it out here and other similar products.


 

HAIR STYLING TOOLS

Need some straighteners these are on offer and we've tried them out, we found they heat up quickly heating up to 230c they have the latest ceramic plate technology, locking in moisture which helps to keep your hair smooth. We recommend Nicky Clarke's Desire Straighteners great price at the moment too they look nice if you like deep metallic red, they do tend to get a little hot to handle if you are using over a long period of time. But other than that we love them...

Nice Discount at the moment don't wait ...


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Desire Straighteners check out for current offers via Amazon picture link

Great gift idea GHD straighteners
Girls love their GHD's and swear buy them check out now if you want as they sell out quickly being number one best sellers for straightening your hair the fast efficient way you can check the link for reviews too. We think this is the ideal gift but don't wait around as they sell out quickly check out the new GHD V Gold Collection...

GHD Collection
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MEN'S

So now you've got the beard keep it conditioned! This Beard Oil from Percy Nobleman is full of natural softening ingredients Argan, Almond, Avocado and Jojoba Oils sounds sumptuous keeping you soft and tamed too this 100ml bottle is said to last about four months. Check it out

EYE TREATS

We love Simple kind to eyes 'revitalising roll on'
It certainly feels soothing on tired burning eyes whether through overwork, lack of sleep it says it helps reduce puffiness and wakes up and revitalizes tired eyes by instantly cooling and gently massaging the delicate eye area. It is formulated with cucumber extract and other pure ingredients. Simple to use and eyes look better instantly maybe don't feel any more awake but as long as look awake to others it has done the trick just going to add a little more ahhhh.

Might try their soothing Eye Balm
said to 'soothe and relax tired eyes, plus it's a perfect blend of purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins.'
Sounds simple enough...

Also incase you didn't already know the best eye make-up remover good old vaseline... just use finger tips to spread over lashes and tissue or baby wipe off. (Yes baby wipes so much bigger and cheaper than facial wipes ...)

 

 

A few favourites you may like to try ...

Favourite Mascara
L' OREAL
False Lash Architect 4 Dimensions Effect Fibers this works really well adds great length to lashes and glides on no clogging.

Foundation L'OREAL True Match liquid foundation

A great choice Lipstick
Elizabeth Arden
Pure Colour 73 Scarlet Siren lasting Creme, use a lip pencil to outline first.

Favourite Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Garnier mineral Invisicalm ... never get any white marks with this one!

Favourite Toothpaste
Arm & Hammer
Baking Soda Toothpaste any of them are good currently using Advance White! Teeth just don't feel as clean with other toothpastes although some are now adding baking soda so believe that is the main ingredient that works. Give it a try.... (keep seeing it in the poundland and 99p shops try it!)

Also don't forget the coconut oil it really, really helps whiten teeth as well as all the other health benefits see below.

 

TIP
Shouldn't say this really but if you run out of toothpaste! put a pinch of salt in your hand dip a wet toothbrush in and brush teeth with salt they will feel smooth and whitened, rinse thoroughly you'll benefit from a mouthwash to get a fresher feel, then get yourself to the toothpaste shop!!


Coconut Oil Pulling How To Guide and health benefits

Found a great link about swishing your mouth with coconut oil, it is extremely good for your teeth gums and all your organs, best to swish (gargle) but don't swallow! about a tablespoon three to four times a week, you have to do it for ten to twenty minutes for your body to reap the rewards, if you find it makes you gag then start with a slightly smaller amount and less time such as eight minutes. Good for all ages too although children will probably not be as keen. Suggested first thing in the morning and to make your teeth sparkle even more finish with gargling salt water. Will go search the doctors link and add asap but didn't want to not include whilst updating this page, there were huge health rewards not just for healthy teeth and gums...back soon with link. Oil Pulling Benefits
Also found this link from a Dentist point of view on Oil Pulling






Coconut Oil For Pulling
100% organic

We recently ran out of coconut oil and after cooking an Indian meal had extra coconut cream (in a sachet) left over and decided to try a little and use the same as the oil, it was delicious and definitely whitened teeth, tried researching whether cream or oil would make a difference so far have only seen that you can't fry with the coconut cream although you can eat it and we did! It appears to have the same benefits as the oil.



 





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