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Christmas at Imagine Spa in Blofield

ChristmasDecember offer- Festive Bubbles and Bliss Spa Experience at Imagine Spa in Blofield.

Including a Festive-themed Afternoon Tea and Fizz!

Join us this Month for some pampering with our ‘Festive Bubbles and Bliss’ Spa Experience!

Forget about the Christmas list for a few hours as you enjoy:

  • Up to 4 hours relaxing in our Thermal Suite and Spa Facilities
  • A robe, towel and slippers for your comfort
  • A glass of Fizz
  • A delicious Festive-themed Afternoon Tea
  • A 60 minute Treatment of your choice

Just £80 per person Monday – Friday

Just £90 per person Saturday – Sunday

Call 01603 712550 & quote EOM-12-18

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Imagine Blofield Heath, Norwich

Imagine Spa is located at Willow Farm in the small village of Blofield Heath just east of Norwich, Norfolk. Our stunning rural location makes us a perfect getaway from the stresses and strains of life’s busyness.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am – 9pm

  • Imagine Spa,
    Willow Farm,
    Field Lane,
    Blofield Heath,
    NR13 4RP
  • 01603 712550

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Christmas in Norfolk, UK.

6 Tricks to Ensure the Long Wear of Your Makeup

6 Tricks to Ensure the Long Wear of Your Makeup

There is no doubt that a lot of people have amazing makeup know-how. They can create gorgeous looks with any makeup palette. They skilfully combine vibrant colours together and really transform the face.

However, what sets professional makeup artists from people who are just “good at makeup” apart is their ability to make any type of makeup last for a longer time.

Their makeup application skills and techniques prevent caking and breakdown, even if they just use drugstore makeup brands. With their unique approaches, they can outwork the performance deficiencies of cosmetic products.

‘Want to know some of their tricks for makeup longevity? Rounded up below are six of them:

1. Start off with skin care products formulated for your skin type

Wash, tone, and moisturise your face with skin cream and/or other products intended for your skin type. Having this as a base can contribute to the long wear of your makeup. It will complement and reinforce the texture of your skin-compatible foundation and concealer.

Also, exfoliate regularly. This will get rid of dry patches that look quite obvious when you put makeup on. These dry patches can create a flakiness that can make your makeup disintegrate easily.

2. Use a primer

Apart from creating a smoother canvas for the rest of your makeup, primer also makes sure that the colour pops. It makes pigments adhere better, preventing fall out.

3. Build up slowly

Avoid slopping on your liquid makeup (which a lot of Instagram makeup gurus tend to do).


Always start out with just a small amount and gradually build up coverage by pressing in the product with a damp makeup sponge. This is a tried and true strategy in preventing caking and breakdown, especially around the oily areas of your face.

Some foundations and concealers already have amazing opacity and you do not need a lot to achieve the coverage you want. So, work with small amounts and slowly add more until you’re completely satisfied with the opacity of the product.

4. Use a setting powder

If you want your makeup to stay put through sweat and even rain, do not skip setting your face with powder.

In advanced makeup classes, setting powder is the key to the long wear of the most complex makeup looks (such as drag makeup). It is the tool for “baking,” which is a technique that really locks makeup in place.

It is important to note, however, that setting powders are not created the same. If you want the best performer for creating a smooth finish and achieving longevity for any look, opt for finely milled setting powders like Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Ben Nye Luxury Powder, and Hourglass Veil Translucent Powder.

When applying your setting powder with a puff, do concentrate on areas where you normally get oily. Proper application of setting powder in these areas will keep shine away and maintain your makeup look for longer.

5. Use a setting mist

This is another step you should take to lock makeup in. However, spritzing your face with a great setting mist does not only keep your makeup in place longer, but it can also create a dewy finish.

After setting with powder, your makeup can look quite matte or flat. A generous misting of MAC Fix Plus or Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray will restore dimension to your face by creating the look of moisture.

A special tip to make setting mist even more effective is to fan your face dry. This has been proven to keep makeup intact throughout the day.

6. To finish off your look, get rid of excess moisture

One of the makeup tricks makeup artists who prep models for a runway show is to use a facial tissue to blot out oil. But, they do not pat the tissue on the skin to avoid moisture. Instead, they place the tissue against the face and use a fluffy makeup brush to “sweep up” sebum gently for the tissue to absorb.

This effectively gets rid of excess oil without disturbing your makeup.

Top makeup pros swear by these tricks.

So, if you want your gorgeous “face paint” to look fresh until you are ready to take it off, these are the tricks to learn and implement.


Toni Malt is the Middle East's leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni's creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper's BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.


You might also be interested in reading this blog: Recovering broken make-up powder.

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What's going on over at Imagine Spa in Blofield this June

The lovely Kelly-Anne from Imagine Spa in Blofield has asked me to share their latest offer and news.  I love Imagine Spa. It's a great very personal spa in the middle of the Norfolk countryside. I always come away feeling refreshed and truly relaxed.

The new cocktail created through a staff competition looks great, and I am looking forward to trying it!


  • Pink Gin
  • Splash of Fizz
  • Lemonade
  • Fresh Berries
  • Mint Garnish

£6.00 per glass or £15.95 for a jug!

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Our June Offer

Join us this Month for our ‘Saint or Sinner Spa Experience’

Treat yourself or a loved one for some June Pampering!

Your Spa Experience includes:

  • Half Day Fire & Ice
  • A Robe, Towel and Slippers to use
  • A Welcome Drink
  • Main Meal
  • 45-Minute Treatment - choose from either:
    • Saint = Green Tea Detox Scrub and Full Body Application with Green Tea Infused Lotion (includes fruit skewer), OR
    • Sinner = Chocolate Drench Full Body Wrap and Coconut Scalp Massage (includes Gooey Brownie)

All for £70pp Weekdays & £80pp Weekends

(Can be used throughout July as we are having a refurbishment of the Spa from Monday 18th June – Friday 29th June)

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5 Tips for Saving When You Have A Baby

5 Tips for Saving When You Have A Baby

Having a healthy child is a huge blessing, and as a parent, you deserve to be celebrated. The only detriment
is that with the vast numbers of baby products in the market today, it can take a toll on your bank account.
It can be amazing to see how much it costs when you start buying all of the items your infant needs!
There are lots of different ways that will assist you to save money when you have a baby.
By implementing
a couple of strategic money saving strategies you will feel better about your financial situation, more
comfortable with the responsibility of having a child, and your bank account will reflect the positive choices
that you’ve made
#01. Avoid Formula and Breastfeed
One of the most heated discussions amongst parents is one the preference of breastfeeding vs. formula
feeding. While there might be lots of different opinions concerning the more nutritious option, it goes
without saying:
Breastfeeding is the most natural, organic and cheapest option.
Later on, after a while, some parents result in pumping, a convenient system that allows them to get back
to work without worrying about their kid’s lack milk. While pumping might sound expensive, and therefore
resulting in more spending, you will still come out ahead. Formula prices range depending on whether you
want powder, liquid, organic, or formulated for the babies with allergies. The point is, when you calculate
your costs at the end of the month, you will have spent more than 100 pounds a month.
#02. Make Your Own Baby Food
It can cost you more than 8 pounds a day if you are purchasing either regular or organic baby food from the
store. Instead of spending too much cash on these foods, you can try preparing your infant food. All you
have to do is get a standard blender to help you whip up a host of cheap and healthy meals. Some of the
most natural things to start with are nutrient-rich vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas. Just
cook and
purée them until they reach a soft, smooth consistency. You will have not only a healthy baby but
also a fuller pocket.
#03. Get Double-Duty Items
Does your child need a crib and a Pack ‘n’ play? Does he require that stroller and a classic pram? It feels
good to give your child everything that you think they need, but you need to prioritise. According to Sam
from MovingBabies, choosing one of the best convertible car seats offers flexibility and peace of mind.
Rather than buying a one purpose item, it’s best to look for items that will
serve multiple purpose especially when it comes to larger ticket items. In addition to a convertible car seat that fulfils different
needs, instead of purchasing that classic crib, get yourself a Pack ‘n’ Play system, which gives you the
convenience of a bed when at home and also while traveling.
#04. Let Your Mom Friends and Family Help You Out
All around the world, moms are the most enthusiastic persons when it comes to babies and baby products.
They love to pay it forward, and they are usually excited to give you, their dearest newbie mom, the clothes
their baby wore for only two minutes. Hand-me-downs not only cement your friendship with these ladies
but it saves you up to $500 which you would have spent at
#05. Save When You Shop
Some people are better at this than others. However, there is no denying that budgeting and shopping
according to the specials can help you save over the years.
You might also want to set up a new email
address and sign up for newsletters from your favourite stores, thus allowing you access to their daily
emails with discounts and sale notifications. It will help you not flood your email inbox as well as make it
easier to find the deals you want.
How you manage your money as a new parent can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Simple
steps like buying cloth diapers instead of disposable ones, breastfeeding rather than using baby formula,
and shopping smart can save you a lot of money every year.
It does not take much effort to save. You just
have to cut down on some of the fancy items you buy. Remember, being a great mom does not mean you
have to drain your bank account.
Inspired by James, from

5 Important Winter Care Beauty Products You Should Use

5 Important Winter Care Beauty Products You Should Use

Winter is not the most energetic of the seasons and it can be especially harsh here in Britain. The rain and the wind not only hurt your morale, they can cause a bit of havoc on your skin and hair as well. If there’s ever a season to look after yourself, then it’s definitely winter.

The good news is you don’t have to spend hours pampering your skin and hair or throw money at expensive products and treatments to look good. There are great winter care beauty products out there that help you maintain a radiant and healthy skin and hair.

So, if you want to make sure you survive this winter, these are the five important winter care beauty products to use.

1. A proper moisturiser

Moisturising your skin is always important but it’s definitely a crucial part of your beauty regime in the winter. The problem is the dry and harsh air that will put your skin under more stress – you’re constantly going from cold air to hot indoors air. What many people get wrong is they assume the same moisturiser they use in the summer to also work in the winter. This is often not the case but you need to opt for something more moisturising even if your skin is slightly on the oily side.

There are plenty of good moisturisers out there. Green People is a great organic brand to try – the moisturiser is free from parabens, lanolin, alcohol, artificial perfumes and colourants, making it suitable for those with skin problems such as eczema.

2.A good protecting serum

Another way of adding moisture to your skin and protecting it from the elements is with a serum. Serums come in all shapes and sizes – they can help with targeted problems such as dimples or dark circles under the eyes or help you keep your skin looking radiant and young.

For the winter season, Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Lift Serum is a great pick. It’s a relaxing and calming aroma with a sweet lavender-like fragrance. It’s definitely a great product to put on at night, helping your skin look brighter and to feel smoother in the morning. Neal’s Yard has other lovely serums to keep in mind as well – if you have a particular problem you want to tackle, pick something to help you with it.

3. A soothing lip balm

The harsh weather conditions can cause havoc on your lips. If you are a regular user of lipstick and your lipsticks don’t have a moisturising effect, you might find them peeling and cracking during the winter. A good, soothing lip balm is a good idea to help your lips feel and look healthier.

Yes to Coconut Cooling Lip Oil is worth looking into. It has a lightweight formula,which adds a tiny touch of shine to your lips without wearing them down. Another good option is the Bioderma Atoderm Lip Moisturising Stick – it’s nothing fancy but does the job well.

4. A purifying cleanser

Your face will have to deal with a lot during winter months. You’ve probably indulged in a lot of tasty (yet sugary!) treats over Christmas and perhaps even drank a few extra glasses of mulled wine. The air is filled with different types of toxins and pollution and your poor skin has to deal with all of this. It’s important to pay attention to your cleanser and to pick something that really gets to those pores and removes all the dead skin and dirt from your face.

However, you can’t pick a cleanser that’s too harsh. Your skin is going through a lot in these months so you need something gentle but purifying. Two good options to consider are the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser and The Organic Pharmacy’s Carrot Butter Cleanser. You can find both products online at Feel Unique, for example.

5. A relaxing and warming mask

Now, you do need a bit of pampering during winter. The weather can be dull, the nights are dark and summer seems so far away. Luckily, you can always attend a relaxing beauty treatment or simply pamper your face at home with a facemask.

A relaxing mask will give your skin time to rest and rejuvenate. You definitely want to pick something soothing and warming, as it’s the perfect way to prepare your skin for the cold air outside. So, consider checking out the Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask. It has a glorious fragrance to it and you get a lot of masks out of the bottle – you will have to mix the actual mask yourself each time. Grab a book, make a cup of tea, and just sit and relax.

The above five winter care beauty products will help your face stay healthy and happy over the dark and cold days. You can find discounts for the products with different beauty retailers through VoucherBin and can help yourself to save from winter hazards on a budget.

So, treat yourself and your skin. A good beauty regime over the winter will guarantee you look glorious during summer too!

Sponsored by Swapnil K, Marketing Analyst, VoucherBin

Eco cleaning recipes for sensitive skin

A huge chunk of human population share the same annoying condition which can prevent them from enjoying life to the fullest. It’s related to the biggest organ in the human body – the skin. Sensitive skin is something we have to deal with and manoeuvre around on a daily basis. From surprising rashes after trying a new moisturizing crème to random irritation and extreme dryness with cracking and even bleeding, abnormal sensory symptoms are hard to ignore. Store-bought cleaning products often contain various toxic and harmful chemicals, which can irritate and make even people with normal skin itchy, let alone those with the sensitive type.
In an attempt to alleviate this suffering, we’ll be sharing some ideas with you. When setting on the journey of DIY and skin-friendly cleaning products, three items should be always on your mind. They are baking soda, vinegar, and lemons. These are nature’s degreasers and disinfectants, and when combined with water they are capable of turning every stubborn stain and splatter into a distant memory.
Kitchen spray/Window cleaner
An easy recipe to start with is the one used for disinfecting your stove top, kitchen countertops and anywhere else. Its natural ingredients will keep the space where the magic happens squeaky clean and safe for your health. What you need for this concoction is one cup water, one cup white vinegar, 40 drops of essential oil of your choice and two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. We need the rubbing alcohol to spread the oils in the water – we don’t want them floating on top and demanding a good shake before use. Tenancy Cleaning London suggests to mix the ingredients in a spray bottle, apply to a surface and wipe off with cloth. Enjoy bacteria free kitchen!
If you remove the essential oil of the equation, you can also use this spray to clean and polish windows, glass table tops and cupboard doors. Stainless steel can also benefit from it, but always make sure you read your appliance manual before using the spray on it.
Oven deep cleaning 
Starting with our three trusty friends, we spray the oven walls with a water-vinegar solution. A good ratio is 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water. Powder baking soda and make sure you generously cover the more stubborn splatters. Then it’s time for the course salt sprinkling, right on top of the baking soda – this will fortify its degreasing powers. To seal it all spray again with the water-vinegar solution. Now it’s a waiting game, while you enjoy the low sizzling sound of the vinegar and the baking soda interacting. For best results, let it sit overnight. On the next day just scrub it carefully with a steel wool and you’ll see how easily all the buildup disappears. This proven recipe is one of the most effective eco ones and your skin will be more than thankful for ditching harsh chemicals.
Vinegar in the bathroom
№1 problem in the bathroom is mould and it’s something inevitable, when we are talking about a place where moisture can linger for longer amounts of time. Luckily, removing it is the easiest task when you put vinegar to good use. Spray it directly on the affected spots and let it do its magic. The acids will dissolve and completely get rid of the stubborn bacteria. As you know, it can linger and resurface later in time, but this won’t be the case after our vinegar total ambush.  And all this sans hard to pronounce ingredients.
Inspired by Demi at GMX

Guest Author: How to Deal with Pre-Birth Nerves

How to Deal with Pre-Birth Nerves

It is understandable that whilst you are pregnant, you will have some nerves and anxiety about the impending birth.

For some women, this can be a paralysing fear leading to them having medical intervention at the birth in order to help them through it.

In the main, however, nerves about the birth are usually able to be laid to rest but if you can feel your anxiety building, take action now. You can enjoy the birth of your baby!

Step 1 - Get Informed

The first step is to get clued about what happens during pregnancy, what to expect as you near the birth and the birth itself.

This means understanding the changes your body will go through, as well as some of the signs of impending labour. It means understanding the current thinking on giving birth and what you can expect when you arrive at the hospital.

For some women, it means getting clued up about home births too and how this works.

Step 2 - Talk to Trusted Friends and Family

You will find that most other women are incredibly supportive of you during pregnancy. So much so that during the birth, many women are now turning to trusted female friends and relatives to be birth partners.

They will understand your anxiety and rather than belittling it with ‘you will all right’, they will help you understand what could happen and how you can choose to deal with it.

Step 3 - Limit Horror Stories!

On one hand, you have friends and relatives who will be just as excited and anxious about the birth as you.

But on the other, you will have many friends and relatives who will seem to go out of their way to give you a horror story or two about giving birth.

Your own mum might want to share the story of how you were born. In some ways, this is to be expected but have you noticed how the majority of these stories centre around the ‘horror’ of this fantastic happening?

You need to limit these horror stories but firmly asking people not to ‘over share’ but also understand that everyone’s experience is different.

Step 4 - Talk to Your Midwife and Have a Plan

As you near the birth, your midwife will spend more time with you explaining what will happen and what to look for as you start labour and so on.

An important aspect of decreasing the nerves related to giving birth is that you have a plan for what you would like to happen. Although some people will have you think that once labour starts you will be in so much pain that you won’t care what happens, it could be that this is not the case.

Discuss with your midwife your fears and concerns. You will find that they have heard many of these concerns before and will be able to lay some, if not all your fears to rest.

Be clear about what you would like to happen and at one point you want the medical team to take over your care. Having this plan can make you feel less anxious because for some women, it is about feeling ‘out of control’ or feeling you have to agree to things that you don’t want.

Step 5 – Talk to Your Partner

You may be surprised to find that your partner is just as wary and anxious as you are able the birth. Quite often, they are unsure what their role is, how to become involved and what you want them to do in order to support you.

Your midwife will also help to allay their fears. Both of you should be involved in creating a birthing plan that suits you both.

Step 6 - Join an Ante-Natal Class

There is no substitution for talking to other women and their partners. Joining an ante-natal class is a great way of getting a support system around you that works.

You can share concerns – you will be amazed at how similar these concerns and worries are! And don’t forget, once your little bundle of joy has arrived, you can share your experiences with other expectant parents at ante-natal classes.

Share your concerns

There is a campaign that encourages us to share our concerns. #OKtosay is the hashtag for the mental health charity Head Together and the same goes when it comes to pregnant women sharing their concerns, anxieties and worries about giving birth.

If you feel anxious or nervous, and can feel it spiralling out of control, reach out – talk to your partner, friends or midwife, someone you can trust to give you both the information and support you need.

HARTMANN Direct offer a range of products suitable for use by pregnant women. Their incontinence products are also designed with the new mum in mind too.

Guest Author

A Reason to eat Chocolate by Nikita Hoskin

A Reason to eat Chocolate

I am a mum of one little girl and no I have no desire for anymore 4 years of no sleep so far is quite enough but I do have a desire for chocolate. Some days because I want it and then there are the days like today. You know the kind of day where you have worked 12 hours the day before to make not that much, where your boiler is broken so you are cold and quite frankly gross and you have a child who has a radar that goes off as soon as you either sit down to eat or your head hits the pillow. All these joyful series of events left me sat on my sofa after finally wrestling her into school where I’m sure other mums gave me knowing looks as if to say I know you have your pj’s on under your coat blocking out the beautiful sun and contemplating hiding for the next six hours.

It was a good thought I had been up most of the night I had unsuccessfully bled a radiator in the hope of hot water so the thought of shutting the beautiful spring day out seemed quite reasonable. Then I looked in the mirror and saw my tired dehydrated red skin. It had not enjoyed a 5 hour drive and my skin has not enjoyed the fact that it is never going to sleep again so I decided to not waste the day and make myself some chocolate and a beautiful face mask in the hope of not doing the school pick up in the tragic state as this morning.

Now as you may have gathered I am not in the most energetic or organised mood today so these 2 recipes I am about to give you are all about having the maximum effects with the least amount of effort possible.

The first is for my dark chocolate, green tea and goji berry truffles. They are dairy free truffles that are delicious and contain only ingredients that give your skin a beautiful healthy glow so you can have something in your life that doesn’t feel you with guilt.

So in the interest in being a simple as possible put all the ingredients in a Bain Marie together and stir until it reaches 50’c (this is what will give you truffles a beautiful shine. Decant the combined mix into silicone moulds and chill. If you do not have a mould you can half chill the mix, then you or your little one can roll into balls or whatever shape they decide to go for chill and then eat.


226g Dark Chocolate

¼ Cup Coconut Oil

½ vanilla pod (seeds only)

2 tablespoons of Match Green Tea Powder (I love T2 Tea!!)

A handful of Goji Berries chopped

Pinch of sea salt

3 tablespoons of water

As I said just chuck it all in together and stir in a Baine Marie until glossy and combined. Chill and enjoy a treat for your skin.


Whilst I was waiting for my truffle to cool I realised I had not done anything about my increasingly irritated skin so I decided to throw together a little green tea mask to sooth and soften I am not going to lie I didn’t measure it as you can see from the picture but let’s just go with a fireman sam teaspoon of each

Green Tea and Manuka Honey Mask

1 tsp Matcha Green Tea

1tsp Manuka Honey (normal honey will be fine I must have just been feeling fancy at the supermarket)

1 tsp of pro biotic plain yoghurt

¼ tsp of bicarb

Stir all together and leave for 3 minutes stir again and apply to your face leave for enough time to drink the cup of green tea eat lots of your truffles and remove with a warm flannel if you have hot water if not cold seemed to work fine for me.

So I still haven’t managed to face the beautiful spring day but it is ten past 2 and now my skin feels so soft and glowing I really don’t think I have to bother to put on makeup for the school run and I now feel ready to face the wonderful tea and bedtime battles.

Hope you get to enjoy these skin treats

The Skin Chef


Guest blogger - Nikita Hoskin

5 Tips for Landing a Job in the Beauty Industry by Hanna Johnson

5 Tips for Landing a Job in the Beauty Industry

A lot of people dream of working in the beauty industry. With all the gorgeous-looking models endorsing beauty products, the beauty industry seems to be an ideal place to build a successful career in. There is the strong pull to work in the middle of all the glitz and the glamour, to be able to be a part of the force that makes people look good and feel good. However, landing a job in this sector necessitates much more than just having an interest in makeup.  With the right background, skills, strategies and eye for style, hopeful applicants can find their way into the industry. Here are some tips to help.

Know What Truly Interests You

If you do have a passion to work in the beauty industry, it is important to know what part of it that makes you feel excited to deal with. The industry is made up of various sectors which include makeup, fragrance, skincare and hair. What exactly is your interest? Would you like to be a makeup artist? Or do you prefer hair styling? Some also work for nail art. For example, if you would like to be a makeup artist, there are many job opportunities that range from prosthetics, film, theatre, modelling, remedial camouflage…etc.. Or, you can also be working in the laboratory doing all the scientific things that create those beauty products. There are so many possibilities and one just needs to have the patience and to know where to look. Online tools, such as the site and app, can be a convenient source of offers when looking for a job – allowing you to filter your search according to industry, geographical area, or company.

Go to School

Having the right and ample educational background makes you an attractive applicant to beauty companies who are always on the lookout for individuals who have the passion, the drive, the skills and the right education to be an asset to the company. Courses can be taken up in a school or in an accredited program. Moreover, choosing where to study is also an important factor. Some schools include training or apprenticeships in well-known beauty companies as part of their course program.

Choose Companies Well

There are so many beauty companies that continuously hire people who can contribute to the development and advancement of the business. Target the right companies by choosing those that you believe can help you develop as an individual and can provide you the right setting to sharpen and polish your skills. When you have a list of businesses which you would want to work for, always be on the lookout for job openings in the particular sectors you are interested in.

Continue Learning and Being Informed

It is essential to always stay on top of your beauty game. New products, strategies and styles continue to be introduced and adapted. If you are always updated with your skills as well as with information, companies will be very interested to hire you. Companies prefer to hire people who show that they are well-informed and know the latest developments in the industry. You can join short courses or even browsing the Internet for new developments can increase your knowledge.

Apply, Apply, Apply

Certainly, you are not going to immediately land a top job in a big beauty company after your schooling. Most of the time, people find themselves climbing the ladder to achieve their dream job. You can get there as well by starting somewhere. Send in your applications (constantly) even to big companies. If you have to start as a salesperson in the cosmetics department of a shopping mall, for as long as you like the job and you know it will help build your resume and training, then go for it.

The beauty industry presents an exciting platform and opportunities for career growth. Don’t expect to immediately land a position in the top tier. Work your way from the bottom and you will even find more satisfaction with all the hard work and sacrifices. If at first you don’t get hired, don’t despair. Soon enough, a job will land right at your door.


How Massage got rid of my stubborn Cellulite by Nikita Hoskin

How Massage got rid of my stubborn Cellulite

I am lucky myself my mum gave me good genes where I have pretty much been a size 10 my entire adult life without having to put much effort into it. Yes, being a massage therapist means I am on my feet all day and if I tempt you into trying one my Cellulite Busting massages you will find out I get some exercise but I have always suffered with cellulite.

Many people believe that if you are slim that you do not have to worry about such problems but cellulite can hit anyone no matter of their size and shape as it is caused by a toxin build up in the body. I know from experience the knock on someone’s confidence having cellulite can cause so I decided in my early 20’s to get rid of it.

First thing I tried was every cream under the sun and although most did absolutely nothing no matter how religious I was with my application the Bliss cream lovingly named “Fat Girl Sleep” was the best of the bunch for me.


So, the easy route of creams was not working for me but I was 23 and wanted to wear short dresses to go out and dance the night away in so I looked for my next solution. It was pointed out to me that perhaps my caffeine and alcohol intake was slightly too high back then and that could be the cause of those annoying dimples appearing in my thighs. I decided to detox full blown clean eating cellulite busting diet began straight away. I drew up a 2-week detox plan with plenty of green vegetables and food rich in lecithin such as kale, eggs, peanuts and apples. I added in only essential fatty acid foods such as linseed, hempseed and oily fish which all improve tissue hydration and made sure to eat lots of diuretics which I learnt are great for fighting cellulite. Great diuretic foods are cucumbers, celery, asparagus and onions. Finally, I of cause cut out caffeine, alcohol and any other toxins. Back then I didn’t realise the affect that gluten and dairy had on my body although I am not allergic to it in any way I always cut these two food sources out of my diet whenever I do a detox now.Read more