Allure Clinique: Eyebrows…Waxing, Tinting & Threading!

Hello my loves,

I am back with another post about the amazing treatments available at Allure Clinique. This post is completely dedicated to BROWS! Firstly, I think brows are so important and it is more important to get them right! If they are not done properly it could ruin your whole look.

I am terrible when it comes to my own brows as I leave them for so long and loose the shape, which usually makes it harder for me to get my desired shape back. This is where Allure Clinique comes in as recently I have had my eyebrows both threaded and tinted because they were soo bad! They were gappy, uneven and I absolutely hated them! When I used to fill them in I had to create a more thicker brow which made them too thick for my face.When I had them done I loved them as I could really see the difference of how it suited my face and I loved the shape! Compared to where I would usually go, Allure Clinique did not tell me what shape I should have my brows or what would suit me best. Instead they took into consideration how I wanted my brows to look and discussed the options of what I could do to them.

Allure Cliniques shaping of brows is unique to each individual, they believe that taking the frame of individuals face into consideration is so important when getting the ideal style along with the correct length and colour. Allure are very passionate about brows as they believe brows build character and definition and I agree with them!

To show you ladies the difference Allure has made for me here is a before and after of my brows………..

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Since having my eyebrows styled by Allure they have now gained thickness, which suits my face frame. I still love a full defined brow, however now I can tell the difference of before and after. Allure shape brows by either waxing (using PhD wax) or though the art of threading.

PhD waxing is a procedure used for hair removal. Heated wax is applied to a hairy area on the legs, face, or other parts of the body, and when it completely dries, it is pulled off along with the unsightly hair. Although this is the same procedure used in many spas and salons, a PhD waxing is a bit different. The abbreviated PhD means that this type of waxing is professional, hygienic and disposable. It can eliminate the chances of infections associated with waxing.

When PhD waxing is done, the wax comes out of a tube. These tubes are completely sealed, so that no germs can contaminate the wax. An applicator is placed onto the tube and used to spread on the wax. Each applicator is disposable and they are thrown away after every application. Applicators come in many sizes and shapes to make hair removal easier even in hard to reach places.

The way threading works is by using a cotton thread that is pulled along unwanted hair in a twisting motion, which traps hair in a mini lasso, and lifts hair right out of the follicle. This usually lasts for around two weeks maybe longer, depending on individuals hair growth.

Before Allure Shaped my brows I had them tinted, which helped fill in the gaps and gave my brows clear definition one threaded. Whilst doing the tint Allure made sure that the right colour was used on my brows, this is was soo important because if the tint colour wasn’t matched to my hair colour it would of completely gave me the wrong look! Believe me that would have not been attractive….Moving on……..

In my eyes Allure have completely revamped my eyebrows and I am in love with them! Before I used to leave them for so long then they lost their shape, which lead to me making my brows uneven or a shape that I didn’t like. Also a few years ago it resulted to me over plucking my eyebrows and lazied this was a disaster! I almost had none left! This is why Allure believe tweezers need to be banned! As people like myself (a few years ago) get addicted to over plucking which results in uneven or sparse shaped brows. Now everyone experiences this from time to time and it is not something to be embarrassed about as it is so easy to fix.

For example here is a guide to what brows should and shouldn’t look like…..

The right shape for your face:

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How eyebrows shouldn’t look:

 

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What do you think ladies, am I right? Do eyebrows need to come before your makeup? I think it does!

Like or comment below to let me know what you thought of this post!!

Choww xx

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Makeup of the Day: ‘Not quite Summer Glow’

Heyy lovelies,

I have not done a Makeup of the Day post in such a long time so I felt that it was a must to post one! This look is what I would call ‘A not quite summer glow’. What I mean by this is that it is still spring and even though the weather is starting to get better, it is not time to start doing an everyday summer glow to your routine.

Here is the look I created……..

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I would describe this look as a bronzy rosy brown sort of look if that makes sense? All the colours are perfect for spring but at the same time the glow makes it more of a summery look, especially when the light hits my face.

I created this look by using a MAC Eyeshadow Pigment in ‘Chocolate brown’ which looks more like a coppery/ bronzy brown when applied.

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I also used Urban Decays naked 1 palette with colours ‘Buck’ and ‘Dark horse’ along with another eyeshadow by MAC called ‘Espresso’.

For my face I did my usual routine with No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation in ‘Deeply honey’ along with their match made concealer in the same shade. For highlight I used No7 liquid highlight and No7 bronzer along with MAC Blush in ‘Peaches’. For my brows I used Beauty UK high brow kit. For mascara I actually use two different ones which are Loreal telescopic and Maybelline colossal smoky volume express both in black.

What do you ladies think of this look? Would you wear it for summer or even spring?

Like or leave a comment below to let me know what you think 🙂

Choww xx

All About……Manchester Fashion Week!

Hello my loves, This is the long awaited post on my experience at MANCHESTER FASHION WEEK! For those of you who do not live within the UK, it is an event held over the weekend to showcase both new and up & coming designers! The day that I attended was Saturday the 19th of April which was Day 2: The Independents & Exhibitors. I absolutely loved it! Along with the brief descriptions of the collections & my opinions, there is a video from the actual show! Unfortunately I did miss one or two collections during the show which I do apologise for if you were looking forward to seeing the collection.

To begin with I would like to say that all of the collections were amazing and the ones I talk about in detail are the ones I favourited due to my own personal style. This doesn’t mean that I think the collections were bad, I am just giving my opinion.

What I wore…….

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The Event………..

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Collections……..

 

{Sofia Dourvari }

 Sofia Dourvari designs are created for independent confident women and the pre-autumn collection provides some exciting looks to bridge the gap between the spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons.

For myself this collection was 50/50 as the collection were all dresses which is what I love, however some of the designs were not exactly me but I did think they were gorgeous regardless. The collection was made up of various fabrics such as duchess satin, organza, georgette, lurex, metallic yarns, metallic pleat, faux leather and brocade. I thought the dresses in the collection would be prefect for events such as proms, cocktail parties and black tie events! Whether you are attending a formal or informal event, this collection has got you covered! As they are mostly fitted to flatter your figure. Also I had the pleasure of meeting the designer before the show to browse through some of the items from her collection as well as beautiful pieces of jewellery!   {

 

{304# Clothing }

There is more than what meets the eye with this clothing brand. In the 21st century, it is all too easy to pull a word out of the air and plaster it all over garments, get a girl with intriguing, outrageously styled hair to model it and hey presto… You’ve all but got a Brand! 304 clothing are much more than that. They’re playful, they party, they are full of fond memories and they’re all about friendship.The brand is deeply inspired by a culture of music, parties and festivals; they carefully toy with the idea of revolution, but wrap this thought in the warm arms of love.

Although I did like this collection, it wasn’t for me as I thought it was too casual for my liking. The collection was designed with both men and women in mind, it consisted of vests, crop tops, sweatshirts, tees etc. Even though it was too casual for me to go out in, I did love the prints which was making me reconsider to get something!

 

{ Florina }

Back to nature is a collection of clothes which combines the resources of nature and the imagination of the human mind. The clothes are made using different plants like moss, fern, bulrush, acorn and others. However, the main “ingredient” used is moss, therefore there are trousers, skirts, tops, dresses and bras made out of moss.

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this collection was the one that stood out from the rest! When the first design came onto the catwalk I was amazed, it was something I have never seen before in person and I really did not expect it. They are obviously something that you wouldn’t  wear on a daily basis as the whole collection is made with plants. Personally I thought the collection was very creative and looked quite fairy-tail, which I thought was cute. The only bad thing I have to point out is that half way thorough the collection some of the designs were coming apart as the models were walking down the catwalk, apart from that it was very creative.

 

{ Didi’s Boutique }

 Didi’s Boutique was established in January 2013 by owner and founder Anna Mansoor. As a busy mother of two, she began to sell and advertise clothes, working from home using marketing and social networking sites. Gradually as her customer base grew she then attended events and local shows and filled her remaining time arranging parties at people’s homes. Very quickly her home was filled with rails and clothing and was literally bursting at the seams.

I can honestly say I loved every piece of this collection! It is so girly and right up my street! There was a variety of pretty pastels and gorgeous florals that are perfect for the spring/summer seasons.There was also a nice range of swimwear/ beach wear that  I loved, along with dresses that flow that are perfect for a holiday. To all the girls who have a really girly/feminine style I will say no more and let you see for yourself in the video.

 

{ Gin & Tonic }

A G&T girl wants an instant fix of style inspiration. Whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe with fresh ideas or searching for that one off fashion steal, our job is easy, as we know what you like because we like it too. We’re inspired by fashion through the ages and like to mix electric pieces to create a current look. We are our customer and don’t want to look the same as everyone else.

I had mixed feelings for the Gin & Tonic collection, I think because some of the pieces from the collection were cute and the others were not to my liking. Saying this I think the collection was gorgeous especially the black and white checkered mini skirt.

 

{ OMG Fashion } 

OMG Fashion is run by a young couple based in Manchester. Hayley and Andrew. It all started with a small boutique shop in Manchester. They then put everything into it and set up online. Working from home the couple ran their business just the two of them from their living room. After a few months the couple got help from family members, and space was running low. They managed to convert their loft storage and carried on working from home.

This collection was also one of my favourites, I loved there floral maxi dress and playsuit! Along with there of the shoulder frill dress that I think was cream. I would definatly wear the whole collection that was displayed out on the catwalk!

 

{ Aouse of Jones } 

Aouse of Jones is a collective of ideas and concepts, which have been brewing for over a decade. From the mind of a Film make/ Writer/ Humanitarian/ Actor/ Lover and Fighter, breathed to life by the help of a team of Artist, Designers, Photographers and Hardship… A newly established outfit, with old life experiences and new questions.

Now for the Aouse of Jones collection I did and still do not know how I feel about it. By this I mean whether I like it or not. First of all the collection was made up of t shirts, sweatshirts etc and they all had some sort of print on them which varied. I felt that it was a good collection but not very different.

 

{ Clare Baxter }

after 1 year at Central St Martins on the BA hone Fine Art with Performance Degree I continued my studies on the BA hons Fashion (with print) degree, Graduating in 2008. Prior to St Central Martins I studies A National Diploma in multimedia arts in digital design. I work very intuitively with print and colour and have been privileged to expand my skills with print projects with Celia Bertwell, Eley Kishimoto, Elisa Palemino and Jeremy   Scott among others. I have worked as studio assistants for John Galliano under his own label and Dior Haute Couture (Paris), and Jeremy Scott (L.A.)

Okay so this is a collection that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It was so gorgeous when it came out onto the catwalk. As it was so glamorous, plus it reminded me of the traditional garments women wear in Brazil during ‘Carnival’. The collection ranged from glam to just drop dead gorgeous clothing.

 

{ Eustratia }

 I started Eustratia to offer a different take on latex fashion but I also work in other materials. I’m interested in creating beautiful items that transcend the fashion/fetish/costume/art labels and satisfy me creatively, while also appealing to others and becoming items to cherish and wear with pride for years to come. I enjoy trends and fashion but I prefer clothes that are versatile and can be carried forward from season to season. I therefore aim to achieve a unique but timeless quality within my work. Each Eustratia item is handmade in the UK, with great attention to detail, utilising quality materials and producing a unique look and quality of finish.

At first when I read this description about Eustratia I thought the collection was going to be all black latex garments but I was wrong. She really did change the stereotype of latex and put her own very pretty and creative take on it. which I thought was different. The collection was mainly pastel colours, perfect for spring/ summer although the items are not something you would wear in warm wear. All in all I thought the collection was amazing and was unexpected.

 

{ Luke 1977 }

Since its humble beginnings in the West Midlands in 2001 LUKE has developed into a leading contemporary menswear brand with a following stretching far and wide. Having grown with the support of key independent menswear boutiques the brand has evolved organically keeping all of its values, which sets it apart. LUKE is a practical interpretation on contemporary menswear and has all the components of the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero and a bit of a rogue. The brand draws strong influences from the tough elements of its native Birmingham. Foundry worker meets fashionista, Luke’s taste envelops all.

I did like this collection and I definatly know a few people who love it! As it is all menswear I can’t really say what I would or wouldn’t wear however, I did see a lot of items for family members, friends etc.

{ Aftershock } 

The Aftershock London philosophy centres on producing directional, design-led womenswear and accessories. The brand prides itself on a strong commitment to delivering innovative, original products with exceptional design, quality and value. Aftershock is British retailer and its signature style since launch remains in the nature of exquisite handcrafted womenswear and accessory pieces. Aftershock offers exuberant colour schemes, beautiful design work, and an array of casual wear, occasion wear as well as stunning accessories to complement the collection within its womenswear range. Celebrity followers include Madonna, Helen Mirren and Katherine Jenkins to name but a few.

I do not know why but I seem to have only filmed one dress for Aftershock which I apologise for but the dress that did get filmed was gorgeous and I did love the collection.

{ SVE Fashion } 

Sve is a high end bespoke ladies fashion label consisting of one off ready to wear and couture evening dresses. Sve’s monochromic colour palette has always been at the for front of each collection introducing one striking colour. The use of detailing and embellishments delight the eye making each piece that has been created by Sally Ellis – the designers – own hands stand out from the rest. Sve designer boutique is based in Tarporley, Cheshire. Selling ready to wear, occasion and evening wear, also offering a made to measure bespoke service. Sally designs and makes everything herself with love from her studio above the boutique, and has become a favourite designer with many celebrities from actresses to pop artists. Sally won fashion finest designer of the year award in 2012 and also starred on pop star Rihannas TV show ‘Styled To Rock’. Sve is planning on opening her second boutique in London in 2015. The only way is up.

This collection was the last one of the show and it was so elegant and gorgeous! I can honestly say I loved every item, in each colour and design. This collection is worth browsing through, especially if you have any special events or occasions coming up!

That is all lovelies, Below is the video of the show!

MFW | The Show

Let me know what you though of this post, like or comment below……

Choww xx

Allure Clinique: AMAZING Semi- Permanent Makeup

Hello my loves,

So it looks like I can’t get enough of Allure Clinique and what they have to offer at there amazing salon! That means you will be hearing a lot more about what goes on inside those doors………

However, for this post it is dedicated entirely to Semi-Permanent Makeup! Now this is a makeup addicts dream as you wake up with makeup! Who wouldn’t want this, I mean it’s easy and hassle free. I have seen a number of women in the past who have had either semi-permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and even lips which I thought at the time was awful. However, I did also see women who had it done and looked very natural which also enhanced there features. So I guess it all all about how it is done and the quality of it. This is why I am going to explain to you how Allure Clinique use quality with each of there clients to ensure that they do nothing but the best for each individual, as it was Allure who helped turn my view around on semi-permanent makeup.

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Personally I do not feel that I need/want SPMU but to all the women who feel like they are lacking a defined brow, fed up of applying eyeliner or want a more naturally defined look, or even women who want their lips to look fuller or have a splash of colour. This is the thing for you………..

 

At Allure Clinique we specialise in Semi Permanent Make Up (SPMU)… ‘Wake up with Makeup’. SPMU Perfectly applied can create natural looking results that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish.

Why not take a glimpse of ‘eternally beauty’ at Allure Clinique. Our services will leave you feeling and looking younger with the artistic enhancement of natural beauty, designed and created for each individual with the use of Semi Permanent Make up (SPMU).

Eyebrows:
Eyebrows give depth and character to individuals face as they frame the face. Semi Permanent Eyebrows can correct your over plucked or sparse eyebrow shape. Creating natural hair strokes to give a fuller and natural look. With SPMU we can enhance your shape, and colour to gain the perfect look to suit your very needs.
Our Semi Permanent Eyebrows are the perfect solution for all of the following:

Too light or fair
Broken by a scar
Partial alopecia
Badly positioned or asymmetrical
Eyebrows too low or drooping
Patchy or swirling eyebrows
Hair loss
Insufficient eyebrows – too short
Lack of eyebrows
Surgically damaged or scarred
Eyeliner:
Lashes can be made to look thicker by applying a sort natural line between the lashes. This is a very effective method of ‘opening the eyes’. The results can be fine or voluminous; creating a look that’s tailor made for you. Having the perfect look everyday with no hassle of smudging or getting the right line you will have the precise look to give you more definition for an everyday Makeup look.
Our Semi Permanent Eyeliners & Enhancers are the perfect solution for the following:

For a deeper more defined look
When eyelashes are too fair
When eyelashes are scant or lacking
For women whose eyes are inclined to water in the wind, cold, light, etc
Gym lovers
For people with poor eyesight
Lips:

Getting the perfect lip shape can sometimes be a long process; however you can now amend or give the look you require with Semi Permanent Makeup. Lip enhancements are a wonderful way of subtly replacing lost pigment especially to the outer border of the lips where it most commonly fades as we age. The technique of blending the pigment with the natural colour of the lip ensures no harsh out lines.

Our Semi Permanent Lip treatments are the perfect solution for the following:

Lip pencil and lip stick rub off when eating, smoking and kissing
Lips too thin
Lips assymmetrical
Lips too thick
Badly or undefined outline
Lips too pale
Scars resulting from an accident
Cleft-lip disfigurement

What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup also known as micro-pigmentation; a process where hypoallergenic pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin to achieve cosmetic results. This service is successful for women and men of all ages to enhance their natural beauty and gives a flattering look every minute of the day.
It is a two step process, spaced between 4 weeks apart. Semi Permanent make up requires touch ups and maintence between 18-24 months apart.

Is it safe?
The highest standards of hygiene and safety are up held at all times with the digital machine. Similarly the pigments used are hypoallergenic, which hold a medical certificate allowing them to be used with a sterile clinical environment and have no history of allergic reaction.

Does it hurt?
Thanks to a wide range of Anaesthetics, the feeling is just like tweezing, and no rest time is needed.

How will the results last over time?
The procedure can last between 3-4 years, however a second procedure will be needed a month after so the skin can be reanalysed and touch ups can be made for the best colour intensity.

How much input will I have when looking for the final look?
100% input will be made with yourself during the procedure the procedure, the colour, shape, style, size and density will be approved by you. With our advice and expertise guidance throughout to make you feel as confident as ever.

How will it look immediately after treatment? 
Immediately after treatment the colour is 40% more intense than the final result, as the colour will fade after the procedure is healed. It is recommended to use soothing creams such as Vitamin E cream if you feel any discomforts.

Is it expensive?
Permanent makeup can sometimes be a little expensive upfront, but if you add up over the years what you are saving on your general makeup and the time you spend, it’s not that expensive at all. Prices always vary on the grade of Pigments as the pigments will always stay under the skin however may fade due to the sun or length in time. It is always best to go where pigment quality will be at a high standard therefore touch up will not be necessary sooner.

To show you what a fantastic job Allure Clinique deliver to their customers, here are some before and after pictures of clients who have already had the treatment…….

Eyebrows & Eyeliner

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Eyebrows

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Eyebrows

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Lips

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Eyeliner & Lips

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This is how SMPU should be done, what do you think ladies? Would you consider it?

Check out Allure Clinique’s website for the price list!  http://www.allureclinique.co.uk

Full Contact………

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Like or comment below to let me know what you think of this post.

Choww! xx

Allure Clinique: Viber8 Machine, Can you shake yourself thin?

Hello my loves,

This post is all about Allure Clinique which is a beauty salon located in coventry that I have been going to practically everyday for the past month for a number of treatments and I can tell you I will continue to for a long time! This means that you will be hearing about Allure Clinique a lot more my loves.

What is the Viber8 machine? 

The first thing that is something I am in desperate NEED to tell you about is the Viber8 Plate at Allure Clinique which actually shakes your flabbiness away! It is amazing! Now I know quite a lot of people will not believe this but I have been using the Viber8 for just under a month now and both myself and the people around me have noticed the difference! I am so pleased with the results it has given me so far which has motivated me to carry on for the next month!

How did I come across it?

I found out about the Viber8 whilst having my eyebrows done at Allure Clinique, the conversation came up that I was going away for a week and needed a bikini body ready for my holiday. I tried the Viber8 that very same day and could really feel it working within the first 5 minuets, my stomach is my only problem as it has always been difficult to get it flat but finally I have found something that enables me to work towards my goal of a flat stomach and tighten up the whole of my body! You could to with the balance of healthy eating, motivation, a lot of water and the Viber8 machine! It’s so simple!

How does it work? 

” The Viber8 has been developed based on the balancing theory in sport science, this means the new and improved Viber8 Pro enhances proprioception, exploiting the muscles your body uses to balance itself to shake, shake, shake off the flab! The Vibr8 Pro unique balance training workout results in improved posture, blood circulation, muscle strength and flexibility. The compact new Vibr8 Pro is the ultimate workout machine that shakes you to becoming slimmer, fitter and healthier!”

Viber8

If you are not fully persuaded that the machine really does work, I will be posting my results over the next month!

What do you think lovelies? Would you give it a go? I would highly recommend it!

If you are interested contact Allure Clinique!

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Choww xx

Makeup Of The Day: Summer Glow

Hello my lovelies,

So this is just a quick makeup loo post to show you all my MOTD. It is such a nice day here in the UK, as most of you know the weather here is terrible 90 percent of the time! I was in the summer mood as the sun was out and have done quite a bronzy look on the eyes as well as the face to give a nice warm glow in the sun.

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What do you think of this makeup look? Would you wear it? Like or comment below!

 

Choww! xx

Barry M ‘Gelly’ Nail Paint Review

 

Hello loveliess,

This is just a quick post to mention how much I am LOVING these ‘Gelly’ nail polishes by Barry M. They are so gorgeous, especially for the summer as they are so bright and pretty even the darker shades.

So far I have collected quite a few of these polishes and will be purchasing a whole lot more, I think I am getting addicted to them! They are so easy to apply and when they are dry they feel and look just like gel. The colour that I am loving at the moment and wearing now is in the shade ‘Grapefruit’, the other shades in this picture are listed below in order from left to right.

  • Dragon
  • Prickly Pear
  • Passion Fruit
  • Grape Fruit
  • Blackberry

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When applying I recommend to apply a base coat first to give a better finish, once dry apply to coats of your preferred polish then your good to go!

These polishes are available in most drugstores, I HIGHLY recommend them.

What do you think of these shades? Would you wear them?

Like or comment below!

Choww Ladies xx