Sunday, October 29, 2017

Floral Dresses

It may be Autumn but the floral dress is a go to style item

When you think of floral dresses you may think sunshine and summer holidays but when shopping the high street you would have noticed they are not hiding away just yet and there is nothing more perfect than a floral dress styled for Autumn.

My Style 

I've styled my cold shoulder Topshop dress with a plain T for added warmth; peep toe Karen Millen ankle boots and a gorgeous padded Primark biker jacket will keep any cold at bay.

Here I styled my floral dress with ankle boots and added a fitted T shirt underneath for body warmth. Try adding fishnet tights over flesh tone ones for warmer legs with an edgy twist or over the knee boots peeping through a high split will add a fun sexy element. 

Top 5 floral dresses this Autumn

1. Team this beautiful dress with red boots of the season. Topshop

2. Pair this New Look split dress with over the knee boots 

3. Layer with a chunky cardigan and belt. ASOS

4. This beautiful layered fabric would be a great contrast to a leather jacket and ankle boots, add studded boots for an edgy look. Warehouse

5. The perfect slip dress, add a long sleeved T shirt with thick tights and boots and you're set to go. Topshop

Thank you for reading

Leanne x


Monday, October 23, 2017


Guinot may be a name in the skincare world that you may not be familiar with but it's at the forefront for being one of the best facial treatments since 1972. 

Guinot treatments were first offered in a VIP treatment room at the Hotel George V in Pairs by Jean Daniel Mondin; Guinot's Chairman and CEO.  What started as word of mouth has propelled the Hydradermie treatment into 11 thousand salons worldwide. 

I first experienced a Hydradermie facial 15 years ago whilst working within my first beauty job and the basic principles of the treatment remain unchanged which is why I love the brand so much; why change perfection? 

So what exactly is a Guinot Hydradermie? 

A Hydradermie facial is what we typically call an 'electrical facial' but don't that let it put you off. The treatment is extremely relaxing and pain free. Unlike traditional hands on facials which work on surface skin the Hydradermie uses mild galvanic currents to increase the penetration of both firming and moisturising products into the skin and also high frequency to stimulate circulation and oxygen within the skin. The mixture of currents allows the machine to create long lasting results deeper than the skins surface and is also perfect for all skin types as specific products are used in different ares to target concerns. 

Sun preparation and repair

Once you have experienced a Hydradermie facial and seen the results you will be hooked, an Hydradermie facial can be stand along to give the skin a boost or part of your normal beauty routine to correct any skin concerns. I love the Guinot treatment to aid in brightening my complexion while helping to keep blemishes at bay.

Alongside the classic Hydradermie is the 'Lift' facial to stimulate muscles, minimise the appearance of wrinkles and smooth the skin. The lift treatment is preformed as part of a course for maximum results then just monthly maintenance can be preformed.

Back in Norwich 

Beautiful view of Norwich 

Guinot has been hard to find in Norwich over the years as only trained therapists are allowed to have access to the brand which is important to keep standards high and thankfully Sophie at 'Best Beauty Norwich' is a Guinot expert. 

At 'Best Beauty Norwich' you will find the latest Guniot facial machine allowing Sophie to offer the classic Hydradermie, Hydradermie lift and the Deluxe Hydradermie. 
On offer is also the full Guinot retail allowing you to continue with the exceptional results at home. 
My favourite product is the BIOXYGENE moisturiser to help with radiance and protect from environmental factors and once you have tried Gommage Biologique you will not go back to any other exfoliant. 

At Best Beauty Sophie not only offers Guinot treatments but relaxing massage, waxing and manicures in a modern and relaxing setting. 
Best Beauty is situated as part of the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich and benefits from having on site parking so you can avoid the busy streets of Norwich. 

Manicure area 



Sophie is running a competition where you can win a full body massage and Guinot goody bag  totalling £95
Head over to Facebook to enter.

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Thank you for reading 

Leanne x 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Maybelline Tattoo Brow

A peel off brow tint? Can it really be that good? 

So we have all by now I'm sure seen the peel off brow tint by Maybelline. 
I will be honest my first thought took me back 16 years when I decided to get my untrained twin sister Charlene to tint my brows which resulted in my mum using nail varnish remover and a scrubbing motion for a good 5 minutes to try and remove the two slugs I was left with (I do not and never recommend using nail varnish on the face). Obviously now I'm trained I am able to easily tint my brows myself so why would I want to go to a peel off gel; surly it's the same thing? 

Brow Tinting vs Maybelline tattoo brow 

You may be thinking the above is one in the same but they are in fact very different. An eyebrow tint is a chemical process preformed by a beauty therapist where your brow hairs are dyed typically darker (though bleach can be used to lighten) The skin underneath the brows can become slightly tinted which wears off after a day or so but your brow hair remains tinted until the hair cycle replaces them with your natural colour brow hairs. As this treatment is a chemical process a patch test needs to be preformed to establish if you have any sensitivity to the product and to avoid any nasty reactions. 
The Maybelline tattoo brow is very different; your natural hairs will remain the same colour after using this product but works on staining the skin under your brows for up to 3 days so you can finally ditch the brow pencils/pomades.  

Tattoo Brow 

So how easy is the tattoo brow to use? the advert looks simple enough, paint on and peel off.
I have tested and have some tips for you. 

  • Clean your brows free from any make-up for an even finish
  • Paint the gel directly over your brows, you need a relatively thick layer to allow for easy peeling
  • Have a wipe handy; as this product stains the skin you need to work neatly as where ever the gel hits a nice stain will be there for the 3 days.
  • Leave for at least 20 minutes. On my second use I got a bit impatient and found only parts peeled off and I was in a sticky mess. Leave on for up to 2 hours for a 3 day wear. 
  • Don't fake tan on the same day as first using this product. As the product stains your skin applying fake tan over the area will cause the tint colour to show up more orange in appearance, this is the same for brow tinting, trust me I'm speaking from experience! 
  • Avoid using harsh products or over wiping the brow area to avoid fading the tint too soon


Well I have to say I truly believe this is a brow revelation. I was expecting this product to leave a harsh tint effect but supprisingly the effect is not only even but also soft in apperance on the skin. I used the medium brown but also avaliable is medium blonde and dark brown. 

See Maybelline Tattoo brow in action

Thank you for visiting today 

Leanne x


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Studded Boots

It's taken nearly a year but I've finally found my perfect studded boots 

Last year I totally fell in love with a studded pair of boots by Alexander Wang, they were perfect. 
The boots were covered in studs, they were edgy and cool with a cut out heel but with a price tag over £600 I could only dream of owning them. At the time I searched online with no luck of finding anything remotely similar but wondering through Topshop a few weeks back I found a pair that instantly reminded me of those dream boots and priced at £79 they were a bit more within my price range too. 

My Alexander Wang Dream Boots

Alexander Wang at NET-A-PORTER

My Topshop Boots 

Topshop Boots 

Made with leather these boots will be perfect for winter days.Team with jeans, leather trousers or floral dresses of the season to add instant glamour. With a lower heel these boots are also ideal for wear that will see you through from day to night. 
 For those of you that prefer to add some colour to your winter wardrobe then the white version of these may be more your style. 

Shop Topshop

Studded boots under £50 

Miss Guided £45

Nastygal £40
Miss Pap £45

Thank you for reading

Leanne x 


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