Wednesday, 20 March 2013

What ingredients are in your skin care products

As a beauty therapist people Come to me to improve their skin but what they don't realise is the products that they are using could be causing their problems.
If you are using a cleanser, toner, exfoliant, or moisturiser check the ingredients and try and avoid the following.
Artificial colours - These are comedogenic which mean it can clogs pores and cause acne.
Octyl Palmitate - used as a thickening agent, especially un shaving creams.Can clog pores, cause
blackheads and Is a respiratory irritant.
Hydroquinone - bleaching agent and banned in Europe.
Urocanic Acid - Often used in sun screen. This is a skin irritant,
Lanolin - This is Sheep's sweat and is used in lip balms. Burts bees lip balms are 100% natural and don't have this in.
Para- amino benzoic (p.a.b.a) - Sun screen agent can cause allergic eczema and prickly heat.
Alcohol - Dehydrates and irritates.

These are just a few ingredients I have come across but please check your skin care products as they might be causing you more harm than good.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Cellulite challenge!

So I have decide to do a cellulite challenge with a new product I have just bought. I tried this cream before my honeymoon however I was working out a lot and dieting, so I wanted to see if it worked again.
While I was shopping the other day and was trying on clothes something caught my eye in the changing room mirror to my horror it was cellulite on the front of my thigh. I could not believe it, I knew I had cellulite on the back at the top of my thigh but now it's moved to the front. I'm not happy at all!! I need to sort it out so I bought Nivea firming Goodbye cellulite gel cream. TheCream has L-Carnitine and coenzyme Q10 which supports the conversion of fatty acids into energy and helps reduce the formation of new fat cells. You don't need to spend extra time massaging the cream in and you should see improved firmness in 2 weeks. Can't wait!!!
Iv decided to post photos to show you what the difference is as you will be able to see yourself if it really works, fingers crossed!
Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Results day!

So today we had our appointment at the fertility clinic to go through my results from all my blood tests, ultrasound and swabs. I was so nervous waiting in the waiting room luckily we didn't have to wait long until the doctor called my name. SO.....deep breathe!

He went through all my results and he said they were all perfectly normal but the fact that my cycles are like 5-6 weeks might indicate that I'm not ovulating as regular but I am ovulating. So that is all good and positive.
The next step now is to see if my one remaining tube is clear or blocked. When I had my ectopic I had a laporatomy and a Salpingectomy, which is a large incision through the abdominal wall and removal of the Fallopian tube. Because of the surgery there is a possibility that there is scar tissue near my remaining tube and this could be causing the problem or a blocked tube. The only way to really see if my tube is blocked and to check the surrounding area is to have a laparoscopy and dye.
The operation is under general anaesthetic and you have a couple of small incisions near your belly button. You are pumped full of gas so your organs are protected, a camera is inserted and then dye is inserted into the cervix and then through the tube. From having my operation and ectopic my chances of risks have increased from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 300. I am nervous about it but I know it's just another step we have to go through to get to where we need to be.
If everything is fine with my tube I will be put on comid for 6 months then IUI, then IVF.  If the tube is blocked then we will go straight to IVF.

I am on the waiting list for the operation so it could be in a couple of weeks or a month or so, they didn't give me any indication into when it will be and just that I will receive a letter.

When we first started going through our fertility tests niavely I thought we would get pregnant soon but now I am realising we have a long and tiring journey ahead of us.

If anyone has been through similar I would love to hear you stories.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

My Must have's

I thought I would share with you My Must Have's!
These are all the products I just can't live without.

1. Simple, kind to skin cleansing facial wipes.
There's nothing better than taking your makeup off, it's the most amazing feeling in the world :-) These are really kind to sensitive skin.

2.Elizabeth Arden, Visible Difference gentle hydrating cleanser for Dry skin. If your like me and have sensitive but dry skin this cleanser is wonderful.

3. Soap & glory, the greatest scrub of all facial exfoliator.
As I have dry skin it sometimes gets flaky around my chin and nose so this exfoliator is very gentle but works a treat. Best exfoliator I have ever used!

4. No7 beautiful skin Day Cream normal/dry.
I have just recently gone back to using No7 cream as I was using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Day cream. Personally I think my skin gets use to day creams so I have to change to swop and change once in a while. When I finish this one I will go back to Elizabeth Arden. At the moment this day cream is really hydrating and there's not a dry patch insight! Yeppee

4. Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream.
Everyone must have one! I can't stress enough how amazing this cream is, it's a miracle cream. If you have any dry patches, spots, cold sores, dry lips, cuts then use this, it's brilliant I carry this with me in my handbag.

5. Dove, summer glow nourishing lotion self tanner, medium to dark skin.
I have just dyed my hair darker so it makes me look a bit washed out. Normally if I use self tanner on my face it gives me spots but this one has really worked for me. It's a gradually tanner so I applied it in the morning for 3 days and everyone commented on my natural tan. I applied it to my face and body. It has been voted No1 self tan in the UK.

6. L'oreal Studio Secrets Professional Primer.
This Primmer really works and makes your skin supper soft and even.

7.MAC, Pro Longwear foundation NW25
After first wearing Mac foundation 3 years ago I wont wear anything else, its Fantastic. It stays on all day.
8. L'oreal Truematch Mineral Powder foundation, Golden Beige.
I like to put a powder foundation over my liquid foundation I feel it gives more of an even finish. I was in a rush when I picked this up from Boots and I think the colour is a little dark for me but as Im wearing fake tan at the moment it seems ok. When It runs out I'll get the shade lighter.
To use this foundation you screw the brush off the top and dip into the powder, it is a bit messy as the powder does spill over the edge but that is the only down side to this product.

9. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Deep Dark Bronzing Powder.
This is Quite Dark so you only need a little. I use it to shade my cheek bones and to blend in my neck and chest. In the summer I use it on my shoulders and tops of my arms as it makes them look dewy and bronzed.
10. MAC Mineralize Blush Dainty.
Natural Looking Blush However doesnt last as long as I would like but I have only just started using it so Im going to try applying a little more.

11. L'oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara.
12. Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye Pencil Crayon.
I love this eye liner Its nice and dark and stays on all day.
13. Natural Collection Crushed Walnut Eye shadow.
I use this to shade my Eyebrows I find Eyeshadow is better for me than an eyebrow pencil.
14. Natural Collection duo Eyeshadow Mink/ Sable.
These are nice and natural colours, I tend to wear this for work.
15. MAC Bronze A16 Eye shadow.
I use this for underneath my lower eye lashes, in the corners of my eye and for any eye lid shading. 

16. My Fav 3 Perfumes at the Moment are:-
Micheal Kors Oringinal.
It was the First Perfume My Hubby Bought for me 7 Years ago and I just Love it. It has an extotic scent but is quite exspensive So if theres a special occasion like a birthday of Christmas I will ask for it.
Balenciaga Paris.
This was my Wedding perfume hubby bought it for me as my Wedding perfume and I love it, It reminds me of our Wedding day and our Honeymoon.
Juicy Couture viva La Juicy.
This is Quite Sweet and fruity and reminds me of a summers day.

I Hope you have enjoyed reading My Must Have's.
Please feel free to Leave any comments or ask me any questions.
Have A Nice Day

Monday, 4 March 2013

L'oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara

I needed a new mascara and was in a hurry so just picked this one up. When I went home and tried it and was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't really paying attention to what I was buying.

I think my lashes are quite fine and short and definitely think this mascara gives me volume and gives a false eyelash effect. I love the long wand it has. I bought this from boots at around £10 which is good for a mascara.

There are some bad reviews on the net of this mascara but it's one of the best mascara's Iv bought.

I would defiantly recommend L'oreal lash architect, go buy it and let me know what you think!!!

Have a lovely day


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