Skin care tip - Always use a spatula when taking products out of their pots

Always use a spatula when taking products out of their pots. Never use your finger as this will contaminate the product. I personally use plastic ice cream spoons as they are just the right size and easy to keep clean.




NN Surgical company in Pakistan were kind enough to post me some samples this month to trial out and I am extremely happy with their products.

The tweezers have a great point contact, so ideal for eyelash extension application. The 'volume tweezers', which are curved are ideal for applying multiple lashes to one natural lash as the surface area of the contact point of tweezers is greater. They are very nicely crafted.

They also posted me some other items brow tweezers, scissors, cuticle clippers. All of these items are well crafted and perfect for their intended job. The brow tweezers are perfect for selling and come in a varity of designs. Again the contact point on the brow tweezers is perfect and great at pulling out small stubborn hairs.

All the items are fully metal so can be sterilized in an autoclave. The painted brow tweezers can't be sterilized as the paint will come off, but ideal for retail.

I would recommend these products to any beauty salon.


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Mubeen Talat 
MRALA ROAD Malkay Kalan 
Sialkot 51310 PAKISTAN.

"We Don't Speak Our Product Speak"

Blogger - Product reviewer

Extra income jobs... also known as direct selling companies

What are Direct Selling Companies?

Direct Selling Companies are a great flexible way to earn a little bit of extra income, but you will need to do the hours in to get a return. These are great for stay at home Mums and their target audience is generally 'stay at home Mum's'. The average commission seems to be around 20-30%. However lots of these companies then add postage, so if it's a small order you won't be getting that commission because the profit will be eaten up with postage costs.

Ethics of these companies seems to be better now, as they actively encourage you not to hold stock as they don't want anyone to have any financial risk or at least very little risk. Most of the start up costs are under £100. If any of these companies actively encourage you to hold stock I would avoid them. Normally you receive products at a discount when you start up with any of these companies. So for example if the start up cost is £100 you get £200 RRP of products.

They all have their advantages and disadvantages. I personally would hate to have to hand deliver each order as I feel that once you've factored in the time for delivering products it would make your hourly rate is very low.

Before signing up for any of these companies... ask the following questions!

  • Is there a monthly fee?
  • Are there monthly targets?
  • How many sales do you need to do to stay registered?
  • Sign up fee?
  • Postage cost?
  • Are there extra fees for an online shop etc?
  • How much admin time/ delivery time of products is needed from you? (Might mean you end up working for £2 a hour!)
  • Does it fit in with what you already offer? So if you are always talking about an organic way of life, stay within the same lines.
  • Is your local area flooded with reps already?

List of some of the direct selling companies in the UK are:

  • Avon. No self hosted online shop at the moment. So you need to directly deliver these to your clients door.
  • Bodyshop.
  • Actiderm.
  • Forever living. Start up cost of around £200! £10 a month to have online shop.
  • Ann Summers.
  • Stella and Dot. Start up cost £169.
  • Arbonne.
  • Partylite.
  • Usborne books.
  • The Pampered Chef.
  • Phoenix Trading.
  • Barefoot books.
  • Herbalife UK LTD.

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fix broken makeup

Recovering broken make-up powder

Make-up hack

How to recover your broken powder pot.

How often does this happen to you? It drives me crazy. I hate waste.

one way to recover your broken eye shadow or face powder after it's been accidentally smashed into little pieces is to mix a little bit of isopropyl alcohol in with it. You will need to keep stirring it until it's smooth and all the lumps have gone and then simply leave it to dry. Don't be tempted to touch it like I did before it's dry! Read more

Defined brows in Norwich

Natural eyebrows

This lovely lady who is 60 next week came to me to have her brows shaped and tinted (I know she seriously doesn't look nearly 60!!) Although the full defined eyebrows are very trendy at the moment they really aren't for everyone. You need to apply a full face of make-up every day to match the look really and often run the risk of making your brows look like drawn on lego. Not everyone's personality suits them.

This lady's natural brows are extremely fair and very sparse. She has been trimming them at home, so they are also slightly shorter then I would like them. However she has promised to leave me to do them now on. For this treatment I tinted the brows with brown tint leaving it on the brows for around 2 minutes, then I shaped them with threading. If you know me you will know that I much prefer threading over waxing for eyebrows as I find I get better results as I can blend out the hair removal. Sometimes with waxing you are often left with a very clear area which the hairs have been removed. After threading for eyebrows I applied witch hazel to close the pores. Then leaving application of the make-up until last. It's much easier to do this with the client sitting up.

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Shaping transgender eyebrows

This lovely lady came to see me this month to have her eyebrows shaped. Sadly a few Norwich beauty salons had made her feel unwelcome or told her it would be months until they could get her an appointment. I am more than happy to see any lady at my home based beauty salon. For shaping men's eyebrows however I would recommend Waxed Works as they specialize in shaping men's eyebrows.

It took longer than normal as it was a whole reshape. We had lots to discuss on which shape she was after. She is awaiting hormone treatment as the moment, these hormones she will be taking will hopefully soften her hair and give it more of the qualities that feminine eyebrows have. It will also loosen the facial muscles around her lips to soften them giving them more feminine look, which is very interesting.

I spent 30 minutes, thinning, threading, tinting and applying a light amount of Bodyshop eyebrow powder (shade 02 available for retail too!) to create this look. I didn't want to go for the sudden 'done' look as I wanted her to get used to the shape and slowly build on it every time she comes to see me. The biggest part of this eyebrow shaping appointment was to take out a lot of the thickness that testosterone gives her.

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After threading, trim, tint and light make-up applied.

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My client really likes the look of Lena Heady who plays Cersei Lannister in Games of thrones. It's great when client's let me know which look they are after, so then I know how to shape their eyebrows. Every lady is different whether it's thin, arched, thick etc what they are after, so please always let me know. I always go gently gently when shaping any ones eyebrows. Please bear in mind when looking up celebrities eyebrow shapes that you might not naturally have the same shape as them. It's like when we all went to the hair dresser in the 90's asking for the 'Jennifer Anderson' look, which only really worked if you had the same thickness as her! Also please reminder that I am awful at knowing which celebrity is which, so always bring a photo on your phone!

Lena Heady who plays Cersei Lannister

At her next appointment we plan to go through skin care as your skin being your largest organ it so important to take care of. Your skin's appearance is something people notice first. Everyone really should have a daily routine for caring your skin.

My client Emma also blogs like me and her blog is EmmaMarch2014

Shaping transgender eyebrows

blackheads Norwich

Blackhead removal in Norwich

Blackheads (also called comedones) are extremely common on the face and are a sign of an oily complexion. Blackheads are clogged up pores with debris and oil from your skin. When applying pressure with a comedone tool the blackhead comes out almost worm-like. It's extremely important to warm up the skin prior to removing blackheads as trying to remove them without steam, hot towels or similar to open the pores you can risk scarring the skin by damaging the surrounding skin during blackhead removal. Blackheads are caused by an increase in oil production from sebaceous glands especially during teenage years. It's the oxidation which causes the blackheads to have the black appearance.Read more

ingrowing toe nail

Very little natural toe nail left after ingrowing toe nail treatment

This client came to me in a panic just before her holiday as she is desperate to wear flip flops on her sunny holiday. She has had pretty much all her natural toe nail removed. What she has left is thin and very damaged. I never make any promises with this treatment as I can't guarantee how long the false toe nail glue will hold the full false nail in place. I do this treatment as more of an educational one to show my client how they can do this at home. I use a gel nail file to shape the full false toe nail and to take down short, so it's not catching on the shoes. The full false toe nail is applied with nail glue and held in place with a cuticle pusher until the glue has set. As the natural toe nail was so thin I didn't dare buff it flat, so only 1/3 of the full false toe nail was attached. I have shown the client how to stick the nail back on and advised to wear open shoes, so they don't catch on the inside of her shoes. It will be interesting to know how long they stayed in place.Read more

millia removal in Norwich

Milia removal in Norwich

Milia removal in Norwich

As part of my deluxe facial treatment I can offer very basic milia removal. During my deluxe facial treatment the skin is warmed to open the pores making milia removal safe without leaving scarring. Never attempt to do milia removal without warming the skin first. My deluxe facial treatment can be customised to suit every ones needs. If you have more milia or condones (blackheads) I can simply do less massage and concentrate more time on warming the skin with professional steamer and milia extraction. I don't charge extra for removing milia it's all part of the deluxe facial treatment. Facial treatments are by far my favourite treatment to receive. It's so important to have healthy skin as it's the first thing people often notice. Poor skin like acne and blackheads can really affect your confidence. I can give advice on how to create your own daily facial routine. It's very important to do this along side a healthy diet. Many people drink less water than they should.Read more

Are you looking after your staff enough?

Me and Leigh-Ann (trusted beautician friend also in Norwich) spent the morning at Kaplan accounting training , who offer accounting and business training in Norwich. They are a great group of people and we could tell that they really look after each other as a team.

Kaplan really strive to be an excellent and caring company. Their real drive is to be on the Top times 100 wellbeing list! What a wonderful list to be on as an employer. They are now on the 'watch' list, so I wish them all the best in achieving this goal. They very much deserve it! Number one on the list at the moment is Simply business. It's a really interesting list to read. I think job seekers should definitely check this out before going on interviews!

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