Tuesday, 24 June 2014

PureRoller - Dermal Rollering - Treatment

Hello Lovelies,

Sorry it's been a while things have been rather busy:

But I am back....and with a slightly different angle. I recently got my dream job working for the company Dermapure who specialise in Cosmeceutical treatments and products. As I am in training a lot at the start of my job I thought I would share some of the treatments I have had done.

Last Weeks treatment was Dermal rollering. The concept is to run titanium needles on a roller over the skin to create controlled injury. Your skin then thinks it is injured and sends all the collagen, elastin etc to the area and starts to heal and rebuild the skin. Brilliant for evening complexion and amazing for acne scarring sufferers.

I had a 0.5mm roller** and i'm not going to lie it's not the most pleasant of treatments but it's totally worth it.

                                                                 Me with make up on

                                                      No make-up (eye make up left on)

They pull the skin taught and work over your whole face going backwards and forwards

                 You can work closely up to the eyes and lips without going over them

Instantly after - slightly swollen and you can see the redness, feels a bit tight but doesn't hurt afterwards

You can see the redness on my neck - for the rest of the day it felt like I had sun burn and was tender - this is a normal reaction
This was around 9pm that evening after i'd had a shower it brought some redness and heat back into the skin.

I'm a bit crap as I forgot to get a photo of the end result: I saw a definite difference in my skin, it looked firmer and clearer I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone.

Good for:

- Tightening
- Evening
- Acne Scarring
- Anti-aging


- No prepping
- Quick Treatment
- Little down time (time to heal) - On the day it was tender, next day it was fine =)

Have a consultation at your nearest clinic if you are interested


** This is Dermapure's version of the roller, there are other brands out there and all have their own protocols. The 0.5mm can be performed by a beautician and a 0.25mm can be used for home use. This may differ between companies/brands and you should always follow their guidelines and advice.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Exciting News!! 2014 the year of change!

Hello Lovelies.

WOW! I knew the year 2014 would be a year of change for me but I wasn't expecting things to change so suddenly and amazing changes happening too.!

If you read my last post you know the year started off with me and my long term boyfriend splitting up. Although initially it was hard I have really come into my own since. My goal was to really enjoy life and spend as much time with friends and family as possible, say yes to as many things as I could and get life experience.

I can honestly say I never thought changes would happen so quickly especially within my career. For the past 4 years I have worked along side DermaQuest, DermaPure and Youngblood products. They are absolutely amazing and it's no secret how much I love the company as I tell everyone even in my current employment who doesn't stock it. I have been lucky enough that for the past three years I have gone down to London to help the Dermapure team out with the ProBeauty event hosted at ExCel. I always have a ball and it's been great to get to know all the team and the other side to the company.

Last Wednesday I woke up to a voicemail from my local rep asking me to ring her, I did so and after I rang the CEO of the company to be told that the Northern Rep had handed her notice in and the job was mine if I wanted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can imagine my excitement and after listening to what the job entailed I accepted.

My whole career has been working up to this, my goal was always to have my own business or work for a brilliant company. Seen as tho I've had my own business and hated it this was my next target. I can't wait to start although a little nervous!

I believe life only throws at your what you can handle....and with my new mind set and lease for life i'm looking forward to the challenges it will bring, the experience and the next chapter of my life!

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and life the life you imagined"

Love to all

<3 xxx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lizzie's back =) Life Update........

Hey Guys =)

Sorry for the looooonnnnnggggg delay in posting. Truth is these past two months have been rather life changing..

In February, the week after valentines day me and my boyfriend decided to split up and although it was a mutual agreement it was a massive change in my life. We had been together four years, I lived with him, he was all I knew. So after I went to work in London for the weekend I got home on the Monday evening and moved out Tuesday.

I am now back living with my parents, sister and gorgeous little nephew. It's a full house but i'm never lonely.

Something like splitting from a partner can be hard but it can also be just what you need. I knew deep down that things weren't right with us for a long time. In my head I left that relationship 6 months previous, it sounds harsh but when we finally called it a day I was genuinely ok because i'd already grieved the loss of the relationship. I met him when I was 19 (he was 30 - I know big age gap right) I am now 23. My mum always taught me that when you turn 18, 21 and 24 you make a lot of changes in your life mentally and you become the person you want to be. Of course as a child and teenager I was like ha yeh right I know who I am.....sure as eggs is eggs Mamma was right. I was a child when I met him but it worked, only as I started to grow up and define who I was and he stayed the same because he already knew who he was did the cracks start to show.

Along with breaking up, moving back home, my job role changed at work, my mum was having tests for cervical cancer (which came back negative woop) it has been a very tiring couple of months.

They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Couldn't agree more. In this short time I have learnt that only you can make your life what you want it and if I wanted something to go ahead and strive for it. I've not laughed so much in a long time, it's been great spending quality time with friends, dancing our shoes off and letting my hair down. I've made loads of progress with my therapy and had some great epiphanies, i'm relaxed at work and I've started to plan my trip to go travelling. Everyone I know has said how much I've changed and how happy I seem and it's nice to feel that too.

So from now on my blog is going to be what I feel passionate about, still going to be lots of beauty but more about life and my journey as I discover what it's like to be a motivated young woman finding her way in the world. I hope you'll join me through it.

Love to you all xxx <3

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

ProBeauty - London!

Hey guys,

First and foremost I apologise for the lack of posts recently....had some crazy shit going on...but I am back.

Todays post is going to be about Pro Beauty at ExCel in London. It was the 23rd and 24th of Feb this year and was even bigger than usual.

I am very honoured to be asked to join the Dermapure team yet again. It's always absolutely shattering but soooo much fun. This year we were only showcasing Youngblood Mineral Make-up as DermaQuest skin care in undergoing some huge changes. It was so much fun to be a make up artist for the weekend. For anyone who hasn't been the first day is for managers and owners only the second day is for students and other people to come and have a look. Here are some of the photos from the weekend.

 I had to come out of the underground at Tower Hill and swap for the DLR I thought it looked beautiful all lit up so took the opportunity to take a photo.

 These are the photos of the stand we had. We had loads of compliments from people saying how lovely it looked.

This was the team with Pauline Youngblood the founder of the company. She is a nurse and after skin peels and laser treatments you can't put make up on for 24 hours. She lives in LA which nowadays is all lunchtime procedures, she created the mineral make up so clients could have procedures and still put make up on straight afterwards without it affecting their skin or having adverse reactions.

This is Kat one of my colleagues with Pauline Youngblood and Phillip Luque a make up artist from LA who works for the company. He came over to do demonstrations.

With ProBeauty covering everything from machines, make up, tans, nails, aesthetics there's always a celeb there to aunch a new product. This year I got to meet Amy Childs and Vicky Pattinson. Both ladies were lovely. Shame the photos were at the end of the weekend and I look shattered,

All in all it was an amazing weekend and we did so well. I'm looking forward to hopefully being there next year. I have more information on Youngblood coming if any of you have any questions.

Love to all

Lizzie xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Make-up Storage - Before and After

Hey Everyone,

If you've read my earlier blogs you'll know that i recently moved in with my boyfriend and so i didn't have much time to really organise things as it was around christmas and things were hectic. I took to sorting out my make up the other day.

Here's the before pictures:

Everything was so cluttered, i had some stuff in the bathroom and some stuff in the bedroom which was a nightmare. Whilst i was clearing out i dropped my eyebrow shadow =( so long friend you'll be missed.

Here's after:

There are some drawers behind that hold my pencil eyeliners and lipglosses, ontop of there is my brushes and my mac brush cleaner. I then have another acrylic stand that holds things that i use daily, so mascara, primers, foundation etc. Underneath there are my drawers which hold one drawer for eyes and the other for blushes and concealers.
The top drawer of the stack is now filled with eye pallets and finishing powders/highlighters. Having it all together like this makes everything so accessible, it's now much quicker to get ready on a morning.

whilst i was at it i tidied the shower caddy:

A tidy house is an uncluttered mind =)

night lovlies


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Monthly Motivations: Dance like no-one is watching


Hope you've all had a lovely Valentines day. After i did my mindfulness post i wanted to make it a monthly thing and post positives to remind you lovely people how fab you all are.

As usual there was something that triggered off my thinking and gave me the inspiration for my post.

The inspiration came from my exercise class last Monday. We were doing Circuits, we had 3 stations, at every station there were 4 exercises to do, all stations targeted a different area i.e. legs/cardio etc. In my Monday class there is a down syndrome girl that comes with her mum. She's lovely and always has a big smile on her face. This class we were put into three groups at a certain station, once all 4 exercises were done we'd swap round. This girl was put in my group. So we were exercising away and i looked to my left and saw that whenever we went left she went right, whenever we jumped up she'd follow after, when we'd finish with a clap she'd clap seconds after. We carried on and by the time we had moved twice and were on our third station a couple of the other women started to say "look, left...right...left....right.." and it hit me!

It is drilled into us to conform. To wear the right thing, to behave a certain way, for your blogs to have a certain look and to exercise in the same direction. Why did it bother people so much that she was going in the opposite direction??? She wasn't bumping into anyone, she wasn't injuring herself and most of all she was having fun! Who are we to say that she was wrong? Trying to guide her in the right direction...when actually what she was doing was right just not the same way we were.

No-one who was truly amazing was a sheep. The greatest people out there break the mould, take a risk and embrace that they are different. If we all conformed there would be no new music genres, no fashion differences, no science breakthroughs. Look at Lady Gaga - absolutely her own person and we worship her for it, why? Because she does it with confidence, she is very much - this is me. I say it on my blog alot that i don't post the same things as everyone else, i will put photos of me with no make -up on, i will take photos when i havn't spend 3 hours getting camera ready and to me thats ok...because my followers will be for me, not because i fitted in with everyone else. Remember to do that for you, you may be the latest breakthrough.

Think of things like on Friends where Phoebe goes running with Rachel -
Or on Morcombe and Wise where he plays the piano and says "i'm playing all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order"

Enjoy life....do the things that make you happy =)

Love to you all

Tiz xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

My nightime Skincare routine...

As a beautician i have a very thorough skincare routine. Yes i split my week into different skincare options to make sure i get everything in. So here is my Sunday, Wednesday and Friday routine. 

I want to keep this blog real, and although i love seeing peoples make up and photos taken once we have spent a good amount of time getting ready, i also want people to know that we're all human, we do have skin without make up and that it's ok to post on here without it being 'perfect' so.....Here's me at the end of the day. I'd not slept very well, Shiny skin, in my pjs and hair scraped back.

I am currently using up the last of my Clarins, One step facial cleanser. This is a bi-phase product meaning its part water part oil. I am currently out of my eye make-up remover so using this gets all my eye make up off whilst acting as an all over skin cleanser. It's a nice product if you have normal-dry skin but as i have an oily skin i wouldn't purchase it. I use it on a night so that i could finish the bottle. This removes make-up really well. Just shake it to wake it and apply to a cotton pad and sweep all over the face. Perfect for people who don't have alot of time or people who struggle to remember have a skincare routine as it's quick and does both eyes and skin. 

Next i sweep Clarins Gentle Exfoliator on a cotton pad around my face. This acts like a second cleanse too. This is a chemical exfoliator which means there are no grainy bits in it but simply either certain acids or fruit enzymes that munch away at dead skin (imagine pac man on your skin) This is perfect for people with sensitive skins, rosacea or broken capillaries as you're not scrubbing away at the skins surface. I use it as i get dull skin very easily. Simply leave on and continue with your routine. 

I then tone with my Decleor Essential Tonifying Lotion. This product is beautiful. It smells amazing and really makes my skin feel lovely and soft. You can either apply by using your hands or a cotton pad then simply blot dry with a tissue. 

I use this eye gel morning and night. It is Clarins Eye Contour Gel. The gel is the lightest formula as they also do it in a balm. My biggest problem is bags and dark circles under my eyes as i don't sleep very well. This is really soothing and dries really quickly which is perfect in a morning when im wanting to apply make up straight after. 

If you can see the tiny amount i have on my ring finger. You only need a grain of rice size per eye. Too much eye cream can cause bags. Apply to the bones, so below your eye on the orbital bone, and on your eyebrow. Gently pat the product in. Dont rub onto your eyelids or close to the eye underneath, eye products migrate to where it's needed. 

I finish off by using my Decleor Balm Esential neroli. This product is AMAZING! i used to hate the night balms as i have such an oily skin and the texture felt too heavy for me, but i used it for a week religiously and i am now hooked. There are balms for all skin types including oily. They work by drip feeding the skin all night with the ingredients within them. Decleor is aromatherapy so the skin really sucks them in. You wake up and your skin feels amazing. The balm essential is also fab for when i have break outs as it really heals them, if you have ingrowing hairs it helps to bring them out and when i have an allergic reaction to my threading it takes it away in two days. Everyone needs a balm essential in their bathroom cabinet!

The balm is solid in the jar so use your spatula (it comes in the packaging) to scoop out the amount you need. I used my fingers. The amount on my hand did my whole face and neck. Once you have the amount in your hand rub your hands together and it melts the waxes within the balm, it goes into a beautiful silky texture that i then apply everywhere but my eye area. It does leave a residue on the skins surface so make sure you're not sleeping on silk sheets on anything that oil may transfer onto. It's pure luxury for the skin and you notice a difference in your skin just after one application.

So there's my nightime routine for those three days. I don't change my routine massively on the other days but i do things differently. I shall do a post on those soon. I hope you found this interesting.

Number of products: 5
Time to do: 5 minutes
Times a week: 3

Clarins One Step Cleanser: http://www.clarins.co.uk/one-step-facial-cleanser-with-orange-extract/0005510.html

Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner: http://www.clarins.co.uk/gentle-exfoliator-brightening-toner/C010201008.html?start=1

Decleor Essential Tonifying Lotion: http://www.decleor.co.uk/products/aroma-cleanse-essential-tonifying-lotion

Clarins Eye Contour Gel: http://www.clarins.co.uk/eye-contour-gel/C010301011.html?start=1

Decleor Neroli Balm Essential: http://www.decleor.co.uk/products/aromessence-neroli-night-balm

***Nothing in this post in sponsored. All the products i have featured in this blog have either been purchased by myself or i received them on training with the company or through commission schemes. All opinions are my own too.