Permanent make-up for eyebrows of beautiful woman with thick brows in beauty salon. Closeup beautician doing tattooing eyebrow.

Microblading – Is It Worth It?

The evolution of the eyebrow game has come a long way in the past few years. My own brow-care regime has had its ups and embarrassing downs. First it was going-what-what-my-mama-gave-me natural. Then light tweezing. Then tweezing to the point that only a pair of thin, pencil-like lines remained where actual eyebrows should have been. In my 20s, I (thankfully!) managed to grow them back and moved on to proper waxing at the Benefit Counter Brow Bar, before upgrading to a full-service brow grooming at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Studio. Their signature High Arch Brow stencil was my favorite....Read More
Therapist applying jade stone roller beauty treatment to forehead

Beauty Gem? The Pros and Cons of Jade Rollers

Jade rollers may be the latest craze to sweep the beauty world, but they're far from new. This simple-looking little tool has been a staple of Chinese beauty routines for centuries. Recently endorsed by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and the Kardashians however, suddenly there’s one everywhere you look. What is a jade roller exactly? Imagine a tiny little paint roller for your face, only made of stone instead of sponge. That's basically what we're talking about here. The stone is of course jade, a semi-precious mineral that ranges in colour from pale green to piercing turquoise. To use, you...Read More
How to put on magnetic lashes

Are Magnetic Eyelashes the Future or Just a Fad?

Magnetic lashes are major news. How big exactly? Well, Google recently revealed that 2018's most trending search of all related to beauty had been "how to apply magnetic lashes". So, that big. But does this mean we're on the verge of an eyelash revolution? Magnetic eyelashes are being lauded as an ingenious new product that makes wearing falsies super simple. In theory, it's a great idea. Who wouldn't like to be able to just 'press and go' as you head out the door to your dinner date, achieving stunning lashes in a matter of seconds? But as we all know,...Read More
Woman receives a facial at a spa retreat

HydraFacials, Vampire Facials & LED Therapy – What’s Best?

It's not easy being a beauty aficionado. Every year, it seems there's a new 'holy grail' facial that all of the celebrities and magazines are raving about. But while some live up to their hype, others are little more than passing fads. With your wallet and, more importantly, the health of your skin on the line, it's crucial to be well-informed before you splash out on a new treatment. Not just to be sure that the facial really works, but to be sure it will work for you. To help you decide which of the current beauty trends are best...Read More
Woman receives underarm laser treatments for permanent hair removal

Frying the Fuzz Away – Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

On the face of it, laser hair removal for your lady bits is pretty pricey. But then again, is it really, when you compare it to how much the average woman spends on razors or waxing? We all know that cheap, single blades from the dollar store simply won't cut it (or should I say, they do nothing but cut - ouch!). Five-blade razors are a necessity to get the job done in as few strokes as possible and prevent the risk of razor burn, but at $2-4 each they quickly add to those Target-run bills. Then there's waxing. The average Brazilian...Read More