Wednesday, 4 March 2015

10 Budget Beauty Tips

Some money saving Beauty Tips!

1.D.I.Y-Do It Yourself!

We all do our own hair at some point, be it washing and blow-drying, or maybe braiding it if your a bit more creative. So long as you have decent products and a bit of time on your hands, you can get pretty good results. If your putting chemicals in your hair, eg a perm or hair dye, best to either get a friend to help you out or go to a pro! This lessens the likely hood of your hair breaking or falling out (guilty:)

2.Get a friend or relative to help you out !

If you ask, they can only say ''Yes'' or ''No'' right? 

3.Visit a College Beauty Salon

In-fact today I went to one, and got an amazing!...yes amazing! wash & blow dry, for a fraction of the price i'd pay in a high-street salon. What a contrast from the horrid experience I had many years ago when I went to different college salon for blonde 'high-lights', but instead came out with orange hair, and a slightly sore scalp from the student hair-dresser pulling sections of my hair out of the rubber cap.Today's experience was nothing but pleasant. The student hair-dresser was friendly, knowledgeable and, just did an amazing job with my hair.

4.Be a Salon Hair or Beauty treatment model/guinea pig 

Some salons put an advert on their window for 'hair models'. Sometimes they have specific styles they might need models for, but its worth looking into if you want a free or cheap hair service.
Websites such as is for beauty industry people looking for guinea pigs to try out their treatments.  Most of the treatments being offered are free, but there are a few postings where the people charge a small fee for their service. Worth looking at.
Also check out Gumtree Free section. 

5.Search newspapers and magazines for  discounts and promotions

You've spent your money on that mag, so might as well take advantage of any freebies they might be offering. I got a free 'balanceme' facial wash from glamour magazine a few years ago, and considering I only spent about £2 on the mag, and got a product worth  about £14, that was a pretty good bargain!!

6.Invest in good quality products

I know we can get put off from spending money on an expensive product, but if its good, likely worth it. It most likely has better, more concentrated ingredients, meaning you will need to use less of it. Therefore, in the long-run cheaper, plus less damaging to hair or skin.
I left with nothing but a smile!!

7.Free Beauty samples

Look out for any free samples/gift with purchase offers that any brands might be offering. It can work out economical if you are getting extra products for free. These will tide you over for at least a week or longer whilst your waiting for pay-day to arrive so you can stock up on your favorites again.

8.Visit the salon on a quiet day

Most businesses offer special deals on their quieter trading days so its worth asking or looking out for these.

9. Look out for Student/Membership deals

A lot of businesses offer discounts for full-time students. Some also offer membership deals so its worth asking. If you don't ask, you don't get right?

10. Lookout for Special Deals 

Salons most often post their deals on their website or social media pages such as facebook or twitter. So to get that deal, you need to be fallowing them or on their email list.

Hope you found these tips helpful!

Professional Beauty Excel London 2015

Excel Beauty London

What can I say? it was just amazing and I'm soo glad I went (as I was a little hesitant initially just out of sheer lazyness). I have to say that the Clarins Beauty counter was absolutely beautiful and my pictures do not capture how much. I got myself some bargains being that I went on the first day of the exhibition. Had I gone the fallowing day, I doubt there would be much left of their 'must have' gift sets. OPI, Elemis and many other brands including natural beauty suppliers were at the exhibition as well. Regarding the natural beauty, it was nice to see small independent retailers such as Anise fragrance bar and many others.
All round fantastic day.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Afro Hair Relaxers

Your Feedback!! 

If you have natural Afro hair, it is likely that at some point in time, you have pondered on whether you should perm (chemically straighten) your hair, or leave it natural. For those who chose perm their hair, there seems to be a large range of products out on the market,  So, I wanted to get your feedback.
The fallowing would be useful to know; 

  1. Which relaxer product did you use?
  2. Was it effective?
  3. Did  it burn/scold your scalp or not?
  4. Would you use it again?