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

Silk or Mink False Eyelashes – Which is Better?

Not all false eyelashes are created equal. There are various fibres available to choose from, but how do you know which are the best? Synthetic lashes are the cheapest, but at a price - these coarse, shiny lashes have stubby ends and tend to look obviously fake, not to mention they can feel heavy and uncomfortable to wear. For more luxurious false eyelashes, everything from horse hair to human hair is an option, but silk and mink are by far the most common and popular types. Real mink eyelashes are made from the soft tail fur of the Siberian or...Read More