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Monday, 25 July 2016

Chemical Peel at Skin Philosophy Barnes

Hello, you beauties! I hope your all well and loving this glorious weather we have been having lately. So I want to talk about my visit to Skin Philosophy based in Barnes. The clinic prides itself in tailoring treatments for the individual in question. So I was rather excited about the prospect of having a tailored made treatment that suited my skin requirements.  The Clinic is based in Barnes, I drove in and found parking opposite quite easily. I love that, no parking dramas.

I walked in and was greeted by a lovely receptionist, I then met Annalouise Kenny. She is the managing director at Skin Philosophy, she is classically pretty with amazing skin. She gave me a warm welcome and we commenced into a side room so she could start my consultation.

I was given a questionnaire to do, then both Annalouise and I went through it. Lately my main concern has been very dry skin and I have been super paranoid about fine lines. My remit to Annalouise was "I want my skin to stay forever young, like vampire skin" She gave me some everyday tips to help dry skin and preserve the elasticity in our skin.

1. Water and we are not talking 6 small glasses a day, its like all day every day. Water is what keeps our skin plump and hydrated. This will preserve our skin and give us a healthy glow.

2. SPF SPF SPF the sun ages our skin, and being of Asian origin I just assumed my makeup is enough. Wrong always wear sun screen under makeup to protect your skin.
3. For dry skin use hydrating creams and for fine lines products with a high content of Retinol A. This will safeguard your skin from further wrinkles and reduce the apperance of fine lines.

My lovely friend Annie had a consultation and a chemical peel. She has oily skin, so if you do, please head over to see the do's and the do not's for oily skin at Musings of a Makeup Junkie

I was then ready to find out about the egg like contraption, that I noticed as soon as I stepped into the room. This is a facial scanner machine that maps the face and gives a full in depth analysis of the skins health. It takes multiple high resolution images of the face and underlying layers of skin. The naked eye can not see this microscopic detail. It then puts images on to the computer.

Annalouise and I went through each section, pores, wrinkles, spots, sebum and skin tone. My biggest problem dehydrated skin, that I knew already, but to see it on a screen with figures for what it should be hit home. I also have a lots of pores on my nose and forehead. Miracloulosy my wrinkles are way below what they should be for a person of my age. I have been paranoid for so long and this analysis finally put to bed my fear. I have been considering Botox for a while. Annalouise told me that I do not need it just yet and to up my skincare regime, to preserve my skin and combat aging. For me personally seeing images really helped my self esteem, I now know what the issues are and have a solution to resolve it. Annalouise then recommended a treatment plan, starting with a superficial chemical peel, upping the intensity for the next 2 visits. Then needling. Click on the links so you can read about both treatments in depth. Dermaquest Skin Peel and  Medical Micro Needling Pen

I was then ready for my treatment, I was led to my room. The clinic is a tardis it goes on and on, array of treatment rooms, all painted in white, it has a feeling of peace and tranquilty. I loved my treatment room, large, airy and lots of natural light.

I got comfortable and my superficial chemical peel commenced, it lasted for half an hour. I have done a small video so you can see, exactly what takes place. I was so relaxed and nodded off a few times. As it was a very light chemical peel I didn't have no after care to worry about. I didn't wear makeup for the next 24 hours and I do this after every facial that I have. Chemical Peel Video

It is coming up to a week since I had the chemical peel and all I can say is WOW. My skin looks amazing to the point I haven't worn foundation since the treatment, first time in decades. My light pigmentation has all but vanished and I feel confident within myself. This is something I didn't expect, I thought maybe it will improve my skin but I wasn't prepared for the new found self esteem.

I have also started using these products recommended by Annalouise, I will do a post in a few weeks time to let you know how I have got on. So far so good and they are available to purchase from Skin Philosophy. I would like to thank the team, for being so attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming.

To have a complimentry skin analysis and consultation -

Email - info@skinphilosophy.co.uk
Web - http://skinphilosophy.co.uk/
Tel - 0208 3929411 

Would you have a chemical peel? 

Till next time my beauties, stay beautiful inside and out x

Sunday, 17 July 2016


Hello you beauties!

I hope your all well and enjoying your weekend. So today I want to tell you about Urban Decay's Vice lipstick collection. They launched over a 100 shades last month and with 6 distinct finishes. I am a huge fan of Urban Decay and have been mega excited about the lipsticks.

I know I always go on about packaging, it is so important me. This is a good indicator to what the quality of the product it holds.These cases are super sexy and I adore the debossed wording. It gives it an added luxury factor.

Video Swatches of Lipsticks , here you can see the lipstick on my lips. The 6 finishes are cream, comfort matte, mega matte, metallized, sheer and shimmer. I am loving mattes these days so for me my favorite is the mega matte. The formula for all the lipsticks is quite hydrating and nourishing. Urban Decay have created a matte that leaves my lips feeling super soft.

The colour for each lipstick despite it's finish is very pigmented and long lasting. The 5 above that I tried are a mixture of bright bold colours to softer neutrals. From the pictures below you can see some of the colours and some of the finishes. These 5 are from Wende's top ten list, Urban Decay's co founder.






To buy these stunning Lipsticks head over to Urban Decay they are priced very reasonably at £15. 

So which finish and colour do you like best?

Till next time stay beautiful, inside and out x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Scrub Love

Hello you beauties!

I really hope your all enjoying your Sunday. So today I would like to tell you about this organic, fair trade, Rainforest-Alliance Approved and ethically sourced coffee scrub made in the UK, phew quite awesome credentials.  I love products and brands that use natural ingredients, in my mind and reality it feels so much more beneficial, healthier and wholesome.

So the one I used is their Original Lovin' Coffee Body Scrub.

I recieved the scrub in a cute cardboard envelope, little touches like this impress me. I believe if the packaging has had so much thought, the product inside would have had more. 
I started using the scrub as recommeneded 3-4 times a week. I have been suffering with very dry skin, pigmentation and ingrown hair. So I was very keen to see if this scrub would deliver. 


Roast Organic Coffee
Ground coffee is nature's finest exfoliator. It’ll buff away dead skins cells without damaging the delicate new skin underneath. A high caffeine content in our fresh grinds stimulates circulation, to promote healing in problem areas.
Pink himalayan rock salt is a natural antiseptic, so helps to reduce inflammation as it scrubs away dead skin cells.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is a natural hypo-allergenic - so it’s safe for all skin types. The naturally high levels of vitamin A, B and D help seal in moisture. and even skin tone.
Vitamin E
Extra helpings of vitamin E block free-radicals from the skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Sweet Orange Oil + Vitamin C
This natural anti-inflammatory and detoxifier will reduce red spots and nourish your skin in the process. Extra vitamin C will brighten your skin even further.
Organic Orange Peel
Orange peel’s high antioxidant and citric acid content brightens and evens skin tone, while gentle stimulating circulation.

Now you know the benefits of the scrub, but does it work? I hear you ask.
So here is a picture of my arm, one month ago. You can't really see the dry skin, however you can see the pigmentation, scarring and a few ingrown hairs. I had also just come back from holiday so had a bit of a tan that made my pigmentation look worse. 

I am not a coffee drinker but adore the aroma, the scrub smelt so yummy. I applied everywhere and relaxed for 5 mins just scrubbing my body. Then rinsed off, after the first scrub I was hooked and have looked forward to the days I was going to exfoliate again. It isn't time consuming and so worth it as I felt like I had shed old skin.

One month on I have hydrated skin, less pigmentation and my scarring has faded. I highly recommend this product it is available to purchase scrublove.com I now want to try their Coconut and Mint scrubs. Will let you know how I get on with them. One last thing, the scrub comes in a resealable pouch, that didn't work for me so I store my scrub in a mason jar. 

So which scrub will you go for, Coffee, Mint or Coconut?

Till next time stay beautiful inside and out.