Monday, 23 January 2012

DIY Nail Foils

Do you love the celeb style of Minx nail foils?
Well how about getting your own for a fraction of the cost.
Now you could go and pay to have them done by someone in a salon where you will be looking at paying £20 plus for the basic treatment or you could buy the foils yourself and apply them at home.
With lots of designs to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.
Dazzle nail foils are brilliant and only costs £5 for a pack of 16 foils, enough if you are careful to do 2 applications. They are suitable for either fingers and/or toes and can last up to 8 weeks on toe nails.
Each pack comes with instructions on the back of the pack and the tools you would need are a nail foil and a small pair of nail scissors, the other tool that comes in handy is a cuticle hoof.
They provide such a brilliant finish that I guarantee once you have tried them you wont want to go back to the polish.
Dazzles can be bought on the following website

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Babyliss Curling wand DIY Curls and (Product Review)

                                                              Babyliss Curling wand

Do you love the thought of having nice natural looking curls? Then you should try the babyliss curling wand. Its is one of my staple tools for all my hair up work and can offer a variety of finishes. Personally I prefer the larger barrel wand and feel there is no gain from having a slim line one.

To get the perfect curl make sure your hair is fully dry before you start. Then taking two sectioning clips clip up all you hair leaving an inch and a half to 2 inch section at the back of your hair. Spritz with a good quality flexible hair spray. Then taking a section of about an inch- 2 inches wide start to wind the section around the largest end of the barrel working towards the narrowest end. Hold for 7-12 seconds. Then gently unwind (do not pull, it will pull the curl out) repeat this process with the next few sections. Once done spray the whole section again with a flexible spray.

Section off another bit of hair and repeat the same process. Keep doing this until you whole head is curled. An example of the finished look.
Depending on the amount of curl you would like you can run your fingers through the hair to break the curl up slightly. You can have a wide range of different looks from the one above, to the ones below all from using the same wand and method.
Loosened with fingers and a clip added

further loosened for a more relaxed look.
To finish spray with a firmer hold hair spray and then spritz with a good quality shine spray.

My products of choice are bed head hair sprays and Hair Cre8tive shine spray.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

General Update

So Christmas is over for another year and 2012 is finally here.
Everything has been quite on the work front and i imagine will continue to be to a point due to the fact i am expecting a new addition to the family this year so will be up to my eyeballs in nappies and puke once again.

Although to be fair i do not intend on taking too much time off work, at the moment it looks like it will be 4-6 weeks before i do my first wedding after the baby has arrived. But with the added little person to look after it will be finding the time to come on here seeing as i struggle now :D

Going to be spending the next few months promoting my new products so that i can make as much money working from home as possible in the hope that i can cut back on the volume of clients for a few months to spend more time with my family.

I don't go in for the whole new year new this that and the other but believe that you have to work hard to get where you want to be regardless of what time of the year it is. I have laid the foundation of my products so now its the spreading the word and putting the hard work of promoting into my products as well as expanding my stock of course.

Wedding will still be a big feature for me this year as i try to up the amount that i do again from last year, each year the amount of enquiries and bookings grows by 25-50% and I'm hoping it continues to so so for the next few years, it really is my favourite part of hairdressing and if i had to choose between hair up or colouring and never doing the other again i would quite happily sacrifice colouring to be able to curl, plait, crimp and pin, so many more chances to be creative and expressive.

Any who I have rambles on enough for now, Happy new year to all my clients and  customers old and new,