Our Holly is flying the nest and we couldn’t be prouder!
Celebrating Adele’s baby shower
What a fantastic way to see Adele on her baby journey. Joined by some lovely ladies, family and friends who played a great role organizing her very own baby shower.
Lots of fun and games were played the cake was delicious and little baby Rosie will certainly be dressed to impress.
Good luck Adele and we all can’t wait to meet her.
Love your ppteam. x
Wedding season is upon us!! Here are a few reasons why you should invest in a course of SkinBase facials before your big day…
3D Lifting – 50ml
3D Lifting is Sweden’s fastest-selling face cream, and it’s now available in the UK. Packed full of the most expensive and luxurious skin-loving ingredients and 99.9% organic, 3D Lifting cream melts on touch, hydrates and nourishes your skin and reduces the appearance of even deep wrinkles. It’s all thanks to Ultra Filling Spheres™, which capture 20% more water and plump skin up to 4 times better than previous generations of spheres in other face creams.
3D Lifting Cream – £70 (50ml pot)
Enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil, Konjac Root Powder and Myoxinol (taken from hibiscus seeds)
99.9% organic and not tested on animals
Free from parabens, petrolatum and animal ingredients as well as pore-clogging oils and waxes
3D Lifting Cream is available at all three of our salons, please feel free to call for a complimentary sample.
When it comes to skin imperfections, puffiness and under-eye circles – concealer can be an absolute life-saver. Understanding which concealer to use and how to apply it properly, can make a huge difference. And that’s where we come in… we’ve collated some top tips from experts which are all about using concealer in the right way and in all the right places.
How to conceal an uneven skin tone
If you suffer from an uneven skin tone, concealer can be a really useful tool to help improve your skin’s appearance. This method can also be used for covering up facial scars. For this, you will need a heavier concealer because the thicker texture contains less oil and will last longer. You will also need lifting concealer, a makeup sponge and translucent powder.
Here’s how to do it:
Apply the concealer with a brush and cover the problem area entirely. Dab one coat of the lifting concealer over the area to make the dark spot brighter. Dampen your beauty sponge and dip it into loose powder and then blend the area in evenly. Use a translucent mineral powder to finish and set the area.
How to conceal under-eye circles
When it comes to hiding under-eye circles, the most important thing to remember is to make your eyes look brighter. In addition, a brightening concealer and loose highlighting powder will make a world of difference. Because the skin under your eyes is so delicate, it’s best to use a concealer that’s oil-based and will keep this area moisturised and hydrated throughout the day. Concealers which are pink or peach in tone are the best to help counteract the blue tones of your dark eye circles.
Here’s how to do it:
Dot the brightening concealer in a line under your eye, starting at the inner corner and working to the outer edge of your eye.
Use a makeup sponge which is a little damp, then dip it into your loose highlighting powder. Dab it over the concealer and blend evenly into your skin. Finish up by brushing a small bit of the powder under your eye to make sure it sets correctly and to prevent creasing.
How to conceal blemishes
Green concealers are best for covering up blemishes which are red in colour as they will help to neutralise the appearance, whilst also disguising the inflammation. So, you’ll need a green concealer and a brush to apply it, concealer and loose powder.
Here’s how to do it:
Load a concealer brush with the green concealer and apply it onto the blemish, first start in the middle and make light brush strokes outwards. You want the concealer to fade into your skin, with the middle of the blemish being the most concentrated area.
Ensure your index finger is clean and use it to dab onto the concealer stick and apply to the blemish. Use a patting motion and apply until the skin tone looks even and the area is completely covered up.
Use a blending brush to lightly dust the loose powder onto your skin, and blend all three products together.
How to conceal puffiness
We all have days when our skin just doesn’t look or feel its best and it’s not as soft, smooth or supple as we’d like. Puffiness is most likely to appear on eyelids, around the outer corners of eyes, or on brow bones and while it’s usually your skin’s way of telling you to get more sleep, sometimes that’s not always possible. Luckily, we have a concealer method which will help improve its appearance! First things first, drink up! If your skin is puffy or just generally not looking its best, water will do it the world of good, so aim to drink two glasses before applying your makeup. Then, use a yellow-toned or brightening concealer to highlight these areas and keep your skin looking fresh. For this method you will need a liquid concealer, hydrating moisturiser, and a bit of highlighter.
Here’s how to do it:
Create a mixture using your moisturiser, your liquid concealer, and a bit of highlighter. Dab the mixture onto the puffy areas of your face, using a concealer brush. Clean your concealer brush and then use it to blend the concealer in evenly. Et voila!
Which colour concealer to use?
There are a number of different colour concealers to choose from and picking the right one is key to improving the appearance of your specific skin complaint. We offer a full range of HD makeup range to suit all skin types and colours, so please feel free to call for a complimentary colour match at any of our Pure Perfection salons.
Well, supposedly spring is round the corner but there is still a distinct chill in the air, which can play havoc with our skin and general health. Cold temperatures, an A to Z of storms and the bracing wind can leave you thinking you’re destined to have sullen, dry skin and frizzy hair – but it doesn’t have to be that way! These top beauty tips for all seasons, especially the colder months, will help you stay glowing and gorgeous – no matter what the weather!
Time to get your H20 fix…
The Christmas party season is well behind us, so now is the time to dose up on the good stuff as we head towards the warmer and often dreaded ‘dare to bare’ months.
In winter, it’s likely we will feel less thirsty but it’s still important we get the recommended amount of water each and every day to help keep ourselves – and skin – hydrated, inside and out. In addition to drinking plenty of water, herbal teas, diluted sugar free fruit drinks, why not try clear soups as a tasty way of topping up your water levels and flushing out those dreaded toxins. By the summer months, your skin will be glowing, gorgeous and cellulite will appear less obvious or non existent – believe us, you’ll be glad you topped up your H20 consumption.
Also, why not try juicing? It’s a quick and easy way to load your body with essential nutrients. Our previous blog is full of tasty detox recipes, so why not give them a go?
SPF is always necessary, even when it’s cold outside!
You may think that just because it’s cold outside, that sun protection is not needed. But that is not the case as UV rays are still potent even in the winter months and can still cause sun damage. Try switching to moisturiser and/or foundation which have built-in SPF to adopt a fuss-free way to incorporate sun protection into your daily routine.
Your lips deserve to be luscious all year long!
If you’re feeling self-conscious about a dry, flaky pout then try an exfoliant on lips to get rid of flaky patches and as tempting it may be, fight the urge to constantly lick your lips as it only dries them out more. Try a lip balm which is both moisturising and natural and doesn’t include any drying ingredients such as camphor and menthol, which tend to worsen a cracked, inflamed mouth.
Feed your skin from within…
There’s nothing more beautiful than a natural glow and did you know that certain foods can really help? Try foods such as oily fish like salmon and tuna (high in omega-3 which help plump up skin’s collagen production), spinach and avocadoes (high in vitamin E, which protects skin from UV rays and cell damage) and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits (they’ll help keep wrinkles at bay). Sugar won’t be doing any favours for sallow winter skin, so get snacking on seeds and nuts for a zinc boost, essential for preventing rashes and unwanted skin irritations.
To keep your skin in tip top condition all year round, why not try the our NEW hydra facial which can give you amazing results transforming tired, sallow and dull skin, into skin that looks beautiful, soft and supple. THIS is the hyaluronic acid approach to rehydrate your skin.
Treatment 1 hour £55
Well thanks to catwalk trends, eyebrows continue to be a hot topic for debate and it seems now, more than ever before, the bigger the better (thanks for that Cara!). But we are not all blessed with luscious, glossy thick eyebrows, so it’s therefore important that rather than force an unnatural shape, we find a shape and style that suits us as individuals. This post is all about learning how to enhance your natural eyebrows with minimal tools (and less plucking!).
First things first, locate the start and end points of your brows.
To do this, the easiest way to start is by lining up your tweezers along the side of your nose. This should enable you to see that the front of your brows align with the upper bridge of your nose. Very minimal tweezing should be done in-between your brows, or else they will end up looking too far apart (and frankly slightly strange!). Instead, aim to pluck stray hairs and nothing more.
Next, to help locate the end of your eyebrows, align your tweezers with the outer corner of your eyes and your eyebrows should ideally end where the tweezers meet your brow bone. But don’t worry if that’s not the case – remember that everyone’s eyebrows are different and not all will extend to the outer corner of the eye and some will reach out past this point. Similar to grooming the start of your brows, you want to steer clear of over plucking and aim to just remove any stray hairs.
Definition is key when it comes to the arch.
For this part, you might find that a white eyeliner pencil comes in handy! Use the pencil to draw a line tracing the bottom of your eyebrow. Aim to follow the natural arch of your eyebrow rather than create a new one as the natural shape of your brows are likely to suit your face shape the most. Once the line has been drawn with the pencil, remove any of the stray hairs that fall below it by tweezing.
Give your brows a helping hand.
So now we’ve perfected and enhanced the natural shape of your brows, it’s time we gave them a helping hand to look their very best. Now, if you’re a natural girl at heart like me, a little brow gel will be just the ticket as it will help keep brows sculpted all day long without the need for pencils or eyeshadows etc. If there are naturally a few gaps in your eyebrows due to sparse hair, or if you want a more dramatic look, then this is when the handy powders, coloured gels and of course, good old brow pencils come in.
If you decide to use a pencil, or the like, try to keep it as natural as possible when filling in your brows. It’s best to start at the arches and gently fill them in using strokes which follow the natural growth of your hair and then, follow your arches to fill in the end of your eyebrows. For the end of your eyebrows, longer strokes are best, but try to not go too far past the ends.
And, last but not least – let’s not forget about the starting point of your eyebrows. Use smaller strokes as this is the area where you should be filling in your brows the least. Avoid any over-filling by mimicking your existing direction of hair growth, as recommended earlier in this post. And voila, move over Cara, there’s a new girl in town!
We offer complimentary advice and help when seeking the perfect brow, All our therapist are trained with HD ( high definition). So give us a shout if you want a professional to perfect your brows.
Let the pro’s do the work for you.
Pores, we’ve all got them – but sometimes they can appear more prominent on our face, making skin look less radiant and not at its best. It’s therefore no surprise that here at PurePerfection.
Firstly, what exactly are pores?
Pores are tiny openings in the surface of the skin where sweat and oil is released to help regulate the skin’s temperature and also keep skin naturally moisturised and healthy. They are also home to hair follicles. The skin has pores all over its surface, but they are often more prominent on the face because the sebaceous (oil) glands are largest here. Pores can sometimes get clogged up with dirt, makeup, oil or dead skin cells which is what causes acne. Therefore it’s important to keep skin and pores clean to prevent buildup and, in turn, the dreaded acne!
Why is it that some people’s pores appear bigger than others?
We each have very different skin so it’s only natural that some people’s pores will appear larger than others. People who have a darker skin tone or olive complexion are more likely to have larger looking pores. It is also linked to skin type and age. For example, if you have oily skin, then the pores are more active and tend to be larger as a result. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity which can also give pores a larger appearance.
What do I do to make my pores appear smaller?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to physically shrink pores but the good news is, you can make them look smaller than they are which will help give the appearance of smooth and radiant skin.
Firstly, it is important to rid your skin of all the things which could potentially clog your pores, leading to a more prominent appearance, including dead skin cells, dirt etc. A good cleansing routine which includes steaming, exfoliation and microdermabrasion can minimise the appearance of pores.
We’ve all been guilty of falling asleep with our makeup on but this is a big no-no for those of us in pursuit of radiant skin and perfect pores! Try adopting a double cleanse method in which you use a makeup wipe to remove impurities on the surface and then penetrate deeper by applying a cleanser. Treating your skin to a steam facial (which can easily be done at home) can also help to open pores and release any nasty impurities, leading to clean and soft skin. Our recent post all about ‘How to wash your skin properly’ will help ensure you are cleansing your skin the right, most effective way.
We offer a wide range of facial cleanser to suit any particular skin type with toners to compliment.
Our Microdermabrasion and resurfacing peeling facials are a safe, controlled treatment that intensely exfoliates and resurfaces the skin and is perfect for congested, uneven skin with open pores – helping to tighten and brighten tired and dull skin. Regular microdermabrasion and resurfacing facials will really help ensure skin and pores appear in tip-top condition. Find out more at your nearest Pure Perfection salon.
Using primer is another great way to minimise the appearance of pores as it helps to create a barrier between makeup and the skin. Primer creates more of an even skin tone as it prevents makeup from sinking into your pores and clogging them, leading to unwanted breakouts. Products for pore refining are available at any of our salons. Please call for a complimentary sample of any of our facial products)
Ladies and gents, what would we like for Valentines?
Women !we have shoes, we have bags and probably lots of cloths.
Men! we have gadgets, we have aftershave and probably lots beer in the fridge.
Why not look for something different for valentines. A little bit of me time or partner time or together time.
Treat yourself or a loved one this Valentines with a full hour of pure heaven in one of our deluxe treatment rooms at Pure Perfection.
Treatment consists of a delicious, melting, hot oil full body massage from top to toe with a finishing touch of Indian head therapy. To easy away the pressure and tension of everyday stress levels.
Treatment 1 hour,
Special offer £50, normally £65
Vouchers are available for any amount or specific treatments and payments can be made over the phone when booking your treatment.
Enjoy! Kind regards Carla
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Kind regards Carla Chatburn