Christmas Party Beauty Sorted With Blow

Blow Ltd has been called the Uber of the beauty world, able to deliver fabulous hair, nails and beauty makeovers in the comfort of your own home, simply by using a downloadable app. But now, just in time for Christmas, a Blow Ltd salon has opened in Debenhams in the Bullring, Birmingham, ready to perform those express miracles for all your Christmas party needs. I went along last week to check out the blow dry service, and couldn;t believe the transformation that was achieved.

The new salon is large and bright, with stations for hair, beauty and nails. Blow Ltd offers a menu of services, with a range of different blow dries and updo’s for the hair, manicure and pedicures for the nails and make up looks that range from a healthy daytime golden look, to an after dark cocktail hour makeover. In addition, it also has a quick fix menu for eyes, mini mani’s and braids.

I opted for Starlet waves, an old style Hollywood hair makeover in the style of Veronica Lake and other 1940s goddesses. The beauty of Blow is that it really is designed for the modern woman who may have just a short period of time to get their hair/nails done etc before moving onto the next task. So blow dries can be done on dry hair, but there is also the option to have your hair washed beforehand if you wish.

I had washed my hair that morning and was on a strict time frame due to another event that day but was pleased that my hair was totally transformed in 25 minutes. And when I say transformed, I mean transformed. My usually poker straight locks was a mass of film starlet curls in the style of Marilyn Monroe, it was totally unrecognisable from when I went into the salon. The 25 minute no wash blow dry costs £25, which makes it an affordable treat if you have a special night out planned.

If you want to find out more about Blow Ltd, their salon and their mobile services, visit their website here.

 

 

Christmas Gift Idea: Beauty Feet – Review and Giveaway

We spend a lot of time on our feet, but they are one of the parts of the body that is most neglected when it comes to giving ourselves a little TLC. Wearing uncomfortable shoes, walking around in bare feet, it has to be said that our feet are not always treated the best and this can lead to hard, dry and rough skin, particularly on the heels.

The SockShop have come up with a rather brilliant, pain free solution in the form of its Beauty Feet socks. These are socks that have a heel pad, that is also an active nourishing pad, containing a patented nourishing formula, a closely guarded Chinese Herbal recipe and Nano-silver. They say:-

Making your feet beautiful is now as easy as pulling on a pair of socks!

The great thing about these socks is that they are very wearable and perfect for everyday wear. They come in classic black which makes them a great work wear, trouser sock. They are also not too thick, so they can be worn with your smartest heeled boots as well as with Uggs and Wellies when it gets very cold.

 

In terms of effectiveness, 92% of people saw a marked improvement in the appearance of their feet. It is best to give the socks between 7-14 days to completely revive your heels.  The socks work best when you wear them for at least 8 hours a day and are machine washable and remain effective for at least 300 washes.

Beauty Feet would make a great stocking filler, but if you want to try them before Christmas, you can enter the competition below to win.

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Beauty Feet Giveaway

Should Eye Makeup Be Chosen Based On Your Clothes?

This is a question that appears much more often than you may think. Different people have different skin tone and eye colour. If you want to look your best, you want to consider various parts of your body, including hair colour and eye colour. Choosing great eye makeup based on the clothes you wear is going to make your entire appearance look complete. Get your facials done at SilverMirror or similar, go to the gym and take care of your body but remember to take extra steps for that perfect overall look. Here are some things that you should remember about matching your eye makeup with your clothes.

Blue Eyes

In this case the best possible colours to consider are blue, pink, purple, violet, taupe, black and gray. Add some subtle shades when wearing day clothes and opt for the darker, trendy alternatives as you create your night look. All blue eye shades are brightened by fuchsia, turquoise and silver.

Green And Hazel Eyes

The hazel eyes tend to reflect surrounding colours. In this case you do not want to take the clothes rules into account. It is important to change eye makeup colours so that they perfectly match different outfits. The exception is when the colours do not look good based on the skin tone you have. Most often the hazel eyes will appear green. This is why you want to consider khaki, plumb, deep green and brown as they perfectly match. Use various shades in the color families mentioned so that you would create a perfect look for various outfits and occasions. The really funky favorites are light green, gold and bright purple.

Brown Eyes

All brown eyes will look awesome in shades of purple, orange, brown, plump, pink, deep blues, peach and salmon. Colours will look best when matched with skin undertones. As an example, in the event you have olive skin and brown eyes you are going to look great when using shades of brown, peach and pink. If the skin is fair and you have dark hair, shades of plum and pink should be considered. Always consider lime green, hot pink, royal blue and tangerine as funky favorite colors.

Classics With All Eye Colours

Charcoal, navy or white base will define the area around the eyes and highlighting is great with soft powder blue shadows. Try to consider using gold or silver shimmer. All eyes will pop with sparkle shadow. Finding the eye shadows colours with an exact match to your eye colour will normally be tricky. We cannot use magical combinations as we are different. This includes tastes and opinions.

Conclusions

The tips mentioned above are going to do wonders but it is always a really good idea to experiment. Applying eye makeup will often make clothes look different but your personal experience is the one that should have the final say. Do be sure that you consider colour season to properly determine makeup colours used. Never choose colours that do not match for a safe combination