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Laser vs Waxing

To wax or to laser? That is the question for many. Waxing has been around for a long time and is very popular. It works by applying warm wax onto a hairy area and then smoothing down a wax strip on top. The wax sticks on to the hair, and when the strip is pulled away, the hair is also pulled along with it. It can be a bit uncomfortable (many find it painful) but it does the job of getting the hairs off from the root. While Laser Hair Removal treatment is the removal of body hair using the technology of laser. The treatment works by targeting the hair follicles with laser light. The heat damages the hair follicle and stops them from producing any more hair.

 

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To Wax Or To Laser

I prefer and recommend having a Laser Hair Removal Treatment over waxing if you can afford to. The treatments can be quite pricey but you clearly I have tried both ways and I found the laser method to be the most effective way of getting rid of body hairs. My laser treatment was on my chin. I had annoying hairs on there, so I decided to get them off using laser. It worked great. I had 6 Laser Hair Removal Treatment sessions in total, and the treatments left my chin feeling and looking completely hair free. You can read all about my Laser Hair experience here, here and other related blog posts.

With waxing, I still have some areas waxed quite regularly, like my eyebrows. Using laser on them won’t be ideal, so waxing does the job for that and other bits.

 

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If you are considering having a laser hair removal treatment done, I would say you should go for it. It is a great effective treatment to get rid of facial hair, hairs on the legs, and underarms. The team at Pulse Light Clinic do a great job, and they offer free consultation, which is amazing. You can find Pulse Light Clinic at the following locations –

 

Bank Clinic 1

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap,
London, EC3M 1EB

0207 523 5158

 

Tottenham Court Rd

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

0207 205 4085

 

Bank Clinic 2 – Fenchurch Street Clinic

1st floor, 150 – 152 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 6BB

0207 593 8055

 

You can find out more about this treatment at Pulse Light Clinic in this video. Mariam Must shares her laser hair removal experience with us.

 

 

Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? What are you thoughts?

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Beauty Caffe & Aveeno

I am always looking out for new great skincare products to try. I have heard a lot of good things about Aveeno. So I knew I had to try some of the products and see for myself. Beauty Caffe Beauty Scrub also landed on my doorstep some weeks ago, and I was keen to try that out too!

 

Beauty Caffe Beauty Scrub

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This Coffee Scrub is natural and organic. It leaves the skin soft, smooth and hydrated from head to toe. This product is very high in antioxidants to nourish and protect your skin, helping to repair and rejuvenate your body.

I have used it a few times now and I really like what it does to my skin. I apply it all over my body in the shower and it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple.

The Coffee Scrub is made with fresh ground coffee beans, brown sugar and Himalayan Rock Salt which helps scrub away the dead flaky skin.

 

PROS
  1. It does all it promises on the pack. I love how smooth my skin is after using this scrub.
  2. It contains only natural and organic products which is amazing.
  3. I like the light RRP of £12.99.

 

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CONS
  1. The packaging is not practical. It can be a bit messy to use.

 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

I have heard a lot of good things about the Aveeno brand so I decided to test some of the products for myself. I got this Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion some days ago and I have been using it everyday. This lotion is clinically proven to go beyond 24 hour moisturisation and replenish the skin’s natural barrier function, to significantly improve the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks. And I think it does just that.

I got this lotion from my local Boots to help with my dryness after having a facial treatment – Crystal Microdermabrasion Treatment. It is a treatment that sheds off the dead facial skin but more on that treatment later.

 

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PROS
  1. I like the packaging a lot.
  2. It smells great.
  3. It moisturises my skin beautifully. And I love the texture of the lotion.
  4. My skin looks a lot smoother after daily use of this moisturising lotion.
  5. It absorbs quickly and just sinks into the skin.

 

CONS

None. I love this product a lot.

 

 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising After Shower Mist

This Aveeno Daily Moisturising After Shower Mist is made from oat axtract, which intensely nourishes dry skin in one application. I have been using it for some days now and I really like it. Never used anything like this shower mist before.

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PROS
  1. It is easy to use with the spray bottle. You just spray all over the body after a shower/bath and rub in.
  2. I like the fragrance a lot.
  3. It leaves my skin looking and feeling soft/smooth.
  4. This product leaves my skin moisturised for about 48 hours.
  5. I like the fact that it is non greasy and fast absorbing.

 

CONS

None

 

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I love all 3 products. They re amazing and definitely worth trying out.

Have you used any of these products? What do you think of them? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Stop Believing These Beauty Myths

It’s a good thing to know the right tips and hacks to help you enhance your beauty. But over the years, social media has been able to make us believe some “beauty secrets” that are simply not true.

We have all fallen victim of these beauty myths at some point in our lives – perhaps some of you still believe these myths until now. So, I have put together 6 beauty myths that you should stop believing. I’m sure this will change your life.

 

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Beauty Myth #1: Your concealer should be lighter than your foundation

We see it all over Instagram and YouTube in almost every makeup tutorial that the concealer must be lighter than your foundation. But that’s far from the truth.

You don’t need a lighter shade of concealer. Concealers ought to be the same colour as your skin tone as this will help cover the dark areas under your eye or blemishes and ensure that you have a more even skin colour.

 

Beauty Myth#2: You can erase your pores with the right products

It can get a little annoying seeing the large pores on your face. However, nothing can actually be done to erase pores. This is because pores are part of your skin. So don’t be deceived when you come across a product that promises to erase your pores.

The best those products can do is to temporarily reduce the size of your pores. They do this by unclogging the pores. But after some time, your pores will get clogged again and expand as they fill up.

 

Beauty Myth #3: You must apply eye cream with your ring finger

Ever wondered why many women use their ring finger to tap eye cream into their skin? The ring finger is the weakest finger in your hand. The skin around your eyes is sensitive, so you have to be very gentle on those areas. Since your ring finger is weak, you don’t have to worry about applying too much pressure while applying eye cream.

But the truth is that it really doesn’t matter which finger you use. What’s important is that you apply eye cream gently irrespective of the finger you use.

 

 

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Beauty Myth #4: Your hair grows longer when you trim

When your hair is not growing as long as you wanted it to, the first tip someone would give is to trim your hair regularly. But trimming your hair won’t help you retain length.

Each time you trim your hair, you’re cutting off length. You hair doesn’t get to grow beyond its usual length because you keep cutting it off.

If you really want to grow your hair, give yourself frequent scalp massages. Doing this will help stimulate blood flow and reduce stress on your scalp, which will make your hair grow longer.

 

Beauty Myth #5: Your acne diminishes when you apply toothpaste

Remember this trick? I did this a lot when I was younger. Thank goodness I saw the light! Well, now the truth is out. Applying toothpaste on your skin doesn’t reduce acne or diminish redness. Most times it just irritates the skin.

The ingredients in your average tube of toothpaste are actually too harsh for your skin. This promotes adverse effects rather than solve your skin issues.

 

Beauty Myth #6: Your hair grows thicker when you shave

There are many ways to get rid of unwanted hair on your body. However, the method that is frowned at a lot is shaving your hair. People believe that when you shave your hair it comes back thicker. The truth is that your hair doesn’t actually grow thicker when you shave. When your hair grows, the strand closest to your skin has a thicker base then thins out at the tip. This gives off the illusion that your hair is growing thicker.

 

What are your thoughts on these beauty myths?

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