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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!

ImaGINe

  • 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 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

5 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

Spring is officially here and, with it a new sense of clearing everything out and starting fresh. This mindset certainly should extend to your makeup bag, as the start of a new season is the ideal time to renew your beauty look.

That’s because changing up your look doesn’t simply mean exploring new ways to rock your outfits. Sometimes, the most transformative looks emerge from exploring all the hair and makeup styling possibilities out there.

Whether you are looking for something innovative to do with your hair, your blush palette, or your lips, and whether you want something subtle or a distinct new image, you can always count on models to inspire you.

Seen on favorite models on the runways at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, here are five spring beauty trends models love that you can try out now.

1. Glitter Here, There and Everywhere

Seen on the runways of all four fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris), sparkly, shimmery and shiny accents are the look of the moment.

Different from a festive party look, the makeup looks were more ethereal, with pale pastel colors delicately sprinkled over eyelids and cheekbones.

From glittery eyeshadows at Topshop to stick-on gems and jewels at Dries Van Noten and Givenchy, and even glittery lips at Shrimps, this is the season to embrace your inner glitter girl.

2. Blunt Fringes

While beachy waves have been the preferred model look for a few seasons, the times have changed, and now a blunt fringe is the hairstyle du jour. These straightforward cuts with clean lines and minimal layers look incredibly refreshing and are perfect for those who want a seasonal change.

There are enough looks to go around. At Prada, you saw choppy, blunt fringes. At Tom Ford and Fendi, sweeping side fringes. You may prefer a chic bob or just a thorough trim to clean up any old layers.

One of the benefits of this hair trend is that these cuts are incredibly easy to style — giving you more time to focus on other things, such as your model- inspired body. If you have ever wondered how to become a model in Dubai, this is a good starting point.

Book yourself a hair appointment with the trusted hair team at your location and see if the new ‘do will suit you.

3. Exaggerated Blush

Thanks to its magic ability to brighten one’s complexion and awaken tired eyes, blush has always been a much-loved product for models. However, this spring, the love is being taken to another level as models are increasing its placement from just on the apple-of-the-cheek to also going up to the eyes and along the cheekbones.

In addition to the exaggerated shape, makeup artists in Dubai are doubling the intensity of the look with colors such as poppy fuchsia and electric neon pink.

4. Neon Eyes

One of the most "out there" makeup trends for spring, neon eyes have become mainstream. Shown on the runways of House of Holland, Missoni and Marni (to name a few), models' eyelids were decorated with neon colors such as acid blues, greens, orange and pink.

However, if you don't feel brave enough to go all out at the moment, then start by updating your eyeliner to a neon color and merely swipe a thin slick of it at your lash line.

To combine several trends, take inspiration from the Chanel show, where models had a glossy red lip, exaggerated blush and turquoise eyes.

5. Long Eyelashes

Always ahead of the trends, models have donned eyelash extensions for a few seasons now — both on and off the catwalk. Eyelash extensions not only enhance the look of your natural lashes, but they are also more dramatic than mascara.

Imagine waking up in the morning and having your lashes look stunning, without doing anything.

It is a beauty game changer.

Long eyelashes are perfect for girls with sensitive eyes, those who wear contacts or glasses, and also travelers and gym rats. You can try them out for a special occasion, but there is no doubt you will be just as hooked as the fashion photographers in Dubai are.

After all, they save you time and money, and you will never again have to worry about panda eyes, clumpy mascara, or getting mascara on your nose, eyelid or any of the other random places it always seems to end up.

What trends are you excited to don this season? Have you already tried any of these? Let us know what products and looks you are enthusiastic about in the comments below!

 

AUTHOR BIO

Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.


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
Gymboree.
#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 MyBestWorkBoots.com

Seven year anniversary as Elizabeth Smith Beauty

It's seven years today, 12th September, that I started my adventure working self-employed as Elizabeth Smith Beauty and I haven't looked back! It's a career I love and works perfectly around my daughter's schooling.

I would like to thank my clients who have been with me since the very start. I really appreciate their loyalty, because of their loyalty my books have actually been closed to new clients for just over a year now, but I am hoping to be able to see new clients for skincare and threading soon. I will, however, always limit the amount of eyelash extension clients I have as these people have regular appointments they need to keep up the look. My existing clients are my priority.

In the future I see me continuing to concentrate on lashes, threading and facial treatments as my main interest.  The link between diet and skin care fascinates me. Having recently removed cow's milk from my diet I have personally seen a massive improvement. It's extremely interesting how food intolerance affect your health. I am NVQ City and Guild qualified and regularly on the look out for more courses. I have trained in something new every year.

Tonight I will be raising a glass with my husband to celebrate!

 

 

 

 


My experience with online shop Wahaha

I recently ordered a selection of items from a new online shop called Wahaha. Wahaha sell personalised phone covers, ipad covers, mugs and similar. The website is easy to navigate. The only thing which I would have liked is to be able to search by type of phone instead of design as not all the designs were available in my phone. However I do understand my phone is relatively old now compared to most. 

The design process is straightforward and pretty slick, it took no time at all to import the images and add them to the custom products. It's a simple case of clicking customise on the item, uploading your image, scaling it and dragging it around to the correct location. Some handy tools at the bottom help with justification and centering, the whole process can't have taken any more than a couple of minutes. We had a slight problem with uploading image for the mugs due to file sizes, however after an extremely quick response from Wahaha and a tweak on their end resolved the issue, great customer service!

Checkout was a breeze! Absolutely no problem and again easy to navigate. Wahaha take Paypal payments, so you know you are safe purchasing from them.

The products arrived to my door step by Royal mail signed for delivery 4 days after online order! Which is very impressive as a couple of the items were personalised. I can't fault the packaging everything arrived perfectly and of high quality. The mugs are the ones I like which are thick ceramic. We were very impressed with the printing quality on the items. The flip cases for the phones are nice and thick and give your phone great protection all round, they even have a couple of slots for bank cards in the screen cover. The bumper cases are hard plastic and extend a few mm in front of the screen, so will add some protection should your phone land face-down. Both types of cases are perfect fits for the phones and the printing quality is great. I would definitely purchase more items from Wahaha.

Wahaha have been very kind and given me a online promo code for my subscribers. The discount code offers 40% discount across their website for first time buyers. The coupon is valid for one transaction per customer but not limited to how many items you can purchase so purchase as much as they like.

Subscriber discount code: ESB40

Photographs by Norwich Wedding Photographer, Andy Dane


Can I have beauty treatments when I have cancer?

Many beauticians aren't insured to see people receiving treatment for cancer or who have been in remission for less than twelve months. Feeling good is really important when feeling low to help keep spirits high. It is also better to see a beautician who specialises in this field as they will have seen many cases before. When recovering from cancer you often lose your hair and your body spends less time repairing your skin.

There is a great charity linked from Big C charity called look good feel better. They run fantastic workshops on skincare and make-up tutorials all over the country. It's also a great place to meet new friends who are going through the same as you. I can't recommend enough getting in contact with look good, feel good enough as it's a great confidence boost and extremely important to look after yourself. Make-up for many people gives them the confidence to face the day! 

cancer beautician

http://www.big-c.co.uk/support/look-good----feel-better.aspx

http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/

If you want to support this charity you can donate on their website or buy some of their products. Look good feel good have a good selection of products available at Boots or online with Amazon. They have a large selection on make-up brushes available to buy. 

There is also a make-up brush cleaner available by look good feel good. Keeping your brushes clean is extremely important.

Caring for yourself when you have cancer. 


Things to do on a girl's night in

A Girl's Night in?  5 Things to do…

 

While nights out are an amazing way to live it up and let off steam, sometimes our best memories are created right here at home.  We've put together some simple but amazing ideas to get you and your best friends having the time of your life... without stepping a foot outside the home!

 

 

  • Finding Balance

 

We all have those friends who are great to drink and party with, but here’s an idea that can improve your friendship… while strengthening your body and mind!  When you’re over-worked or you’ve played a little too hard, yoga can bring you back to your best.  Take a break from the gossip and opt for some silence together.  Grab your yoga pants and tank, push the coffee table into the corner and get comfy on the living room floor.  Yoga is great alone (especially when there are no witnesses to your less graceful moments) and even better with friends.  Whether you’re a first time Yogi or an experienced practitioner, there are some great resources online that can easily help you achieve a beautiful, healthy glow from the inside out!

 

 

  • Youtube Makeup Party

 

 

A "Ladies night in" is the perfect time to try bold, new and exciting makeup techniques.  Low stakes and all fun, use Youtube as a resource for thousands of ideas!  Experiment with a soft palette of non-traditional colours, or practice your cat-eye flair.  Try different angles or add the winged effect to widen, lift and make the eyes look younger.  We've all been nervous about fake lashes at one time or another.  What better place to experiment than in a safe space with your favourite ladies?  Don't forget a camera for some social media fun and lasting memories!

 

 

  • Slumber Party

 

Remember the fun, the freedom and endless possibilities of childhood?  Girls of any age deserve the bonding and ritual of the slumber party.  Whip out your favourite onesie and prepare the blanket fort--or should we say cocktail palace?  Binge a tantalising Netflix series or lie on the floor and talk about anything and everything.  But make sure you have the essentials: good food, delicious drinks and your best friends.  Go the hassle-free route and have fresh and delicious food delivered to your door!

 

 

  • Crafting

 

 

Get crafty with a DIY party.  Decorate mugs and glasses, print and scrapbook your latest holiday photos or repurpose old mason jars for potted flowers.  You are only limited by your imagination!  Check out Pinterest for more ideas.

 

 

  • TV and Sip

 

Sometimes all we need is to snuggle up on the couch with a cold cocktail, a good friend and a great tv show.  Take turns hosting binge-watch parties with a show that you only watch together.  Pop some corn and pop a bottle and you'll be sure to enjoy every moment!

 

With just a little preparation and thought, your home can be the perfect destination for an amazing and fun-filled night.  Hosting a ladies night in can be just the right balance of fun and comfort, and a rewarding experience for everyone.  A little planning goes a long way and remember-- the goal is to let loose, have fun and enjoy a ladies night in!
 

Inspired by Shine Media


Indian head massage

Indian Head Massage - add on at pamper parties

Indian head massage, also known as Champissage.

About Indian head massage

Working on the head, face, arms and shoulders this Indian head massage works on your muscles to open blocked energy channels and leaves you feeling invigorated. The benefits of Indian head massages are endless! Read more on wiki. An Indian head massage is done with all phones turned off, relaxing music on, which you can bring your own CD and dimmed lights. The Indian head massage is done over clothes and with or without oil.

Indian head massages are always extremely popular at pamper parties and I always insist on doing the treatment in a separate room, so the client gets the full benefit from it away from all the giggles. Fantastic for evening pamper parties as you have an amazing nights sleep afterwards.

Benefits of Indian head massage

Reduce stress & tension, relaxing, ease tense muscles, toxins released from muscles, relieves tension, eye strain, headaches, increase oxygen supply, improves lymphatic/ blood circulation, joint movement aided, helps relieve sinusitis & many more.

Aftercare for Indian head massage

Reduce the amount of stimulants in your everyday life and diet, for example; tea, coffee, alcohol and cigarettes (where possible). Increase your water intake - ideally up to 2 litres a day. Eat a varied balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Practice deep breathing exercises. Find your own relaxation techniques and have (where possible) regular relaxation periods throughout the day. Make time to do a little exercise each day. Donʼt feel guilty about looking after yourself.

45 minute appointment

30 minute treatment time

relaxing, stress-reducing head massage

"Thank you so much for my lovely Indian head massage! It was very relaxing  See you after my holiday for some TLC for my nails!" - Annelise Taylor-Rushbrooke

"Thank you so much for a fabulous head massage, I yawned all the way home – sooo relaxing xxx see you soon xxx" - Sarah

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5 Wrinkle Fighting Foods you must try - guest blog

5 Wrinkle Fighting Foods you must try

Overview

Every human being wants to maintain a young and smooth face free from wrinkles. To attain this goal, one has to feed on plenty of fruits and take about two liters of water every day. The skin being the largest part of the body gives a reflection of whom a person is. No one is comfortable with age spots and facial wrinkles, yet you have not reached that age. Eating healthy diets and avoiding junk foods is the main secret to a wrinkle-free and smooth skin. Fish is also an amazing diet that can enhance your skin to look beautiful. Causes of wrinkles on the skin may be due to age, chronic stress, lack of enough nutrients and excessive exposure to the sun, dust and impurities.

1. Berries

These sweet fruits pack more antioxidant punch than any other fruit or vegetable. Plenty of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries work well to help protect skin from damage that leads to wrinkles. 250ml of berries juice daily works the best. These fruits contain vitamin C, which helps to boost collagen formation to fight facial wrinkles. Blueberries are also loaded with vitamin E and also have the high concentration of anthocyanins and neutralizing enzymes that destroy connective tissue and by scavenging free radicals triggering age spots.

2. Green Tea

It is high on the list of skin-friendly beverages. Four cups before lunch can help in reduction of facial wrinkles. Green tea has a powerful compound called catching that is known to have extremely powerful antioxidants that essential for skin care regimen. Intake of green tea helps the skin pores to open, such that it can extract dirt and breathe in oxygen. This helps prevent skin cancer and reduce damages triggered by harmful UV rays to prevent the formation of age spots or wrinkles. Considering their well-documented antioxidant and ant-inflammatory activities, green tea is likely to slow down the development of premature aging signs. It is useful to incorporate green tea to your skin maintenance routine to possibly slow down skin aging process.

3. Tomatoes

Tomato is the most commonly used ingredient during food preparation. It is widely known for the sweet taste and aroma in food. It also has additional benefits not known by many since it has a skin care compound that fights facial wrinkles and age spots. Tomatoes contain lycopene that can neutralize the harmful effects of UV light which damage the skim. Daily intake of 5 spoons of tomato mixed with olive oil protects sunburn by 33%. They help towards the achievement of a youthful age spot free skin. Your daily intake of tomatoes can increase your natural skin protection and maintain a skin free from wrinkles. Good skin free from age spots and facial wrinkles rely on an adequate supply of nutrients found in tomato. Tomato mixed with cucumber come with a natural sunscreen that soothes the skin and reduces the facial wrinkles.

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hair stroke tattoo brows Norwich

What is Semi-permanent make-up and what to expect at your appointments by Kendall Jarrett

Semi Permanent Make Up for brows

Semi Permanent Make Up is an up and coming treatment in the UK which has been around for many years but has most recently been made public with celebrities such as TOWIE members and bigger celebs alike.
It is a process of implanting pigment which is hypo-allergenic which the body can break down over time, hence the 'semi permanent' part.
The treatment consists of two stages. The first stage is where we discuss your medical history, consultation of what you are looking to achieve and the desired shape is discussed and drawn out with a brow pencil. We measure where your brow should start, arch and finish. Which is measured in detail to the shape and size of your face.
Once you are happy with the drawing we then discuss colours and end goal.
I specialise in a 'natural hair stroke' so that is many small and precise strokes with a needle to look like a natural hair flow.
Once the drawing, size, shape and colour is agreed the first past begins.
It only takes around 20-30 minutes for the first session with the tattooing.
It is only implanted 2mm into the layer of the skin so there isn't a much pain as a normal tattoo.
I can use topical anaesthetics to relive some of the discomfort before and during the procedure.

Once the first session is complete you then have to wait for the healing to being. Which takes up to 4-6 weeks. So you can not have your second session before this time.
In the photos I have put some before, immediately after, 4 weeks later ready for the top up and finished brow photos so you can understand why you need two sessions.
The second session is booked in after the first session and is to 'top up' the pigment colour, perfect any colour loss of change in shape due to scabbing and pigment loss.
The second procedure only takes 10-15 minutes. Once this is completed you are then left with beautiful defined brows for 12-18 months. As we recommend to come back annually to keep the brows looking dark and defined.

After care depends individually, it is advised to keep the brows dry, and only moisturise with a Vaseline once a day to keep hard scabs at bay.

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Norwich

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