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Showing posts with label Total Guide to. Show all posts

Dermatude Facial with Bloomin Beautiful

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

How does Meta Therapy work?
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Working as a Beauty Editor definitely has some fab perks, getting to try new and excitement treatments is by far the best one.

Working with Total Swindon means I've been able to work with some fantastic experts in the beauty field, and none more so than Caroline from Bloomin Beautiful (a rather fabulous beauticians based in Swindon).

I first went into Bloomin Beautiful to experience an Environ Facial and skin scan - which was great. You can read my full review here. The skin scan was a great way of really looking into your skin's health, and was very useful in helping you decide on the right products best suited for your skin type.

My biggest problem, apart from dreaded hormonal breakouts, is the slight scaring I have on my cheeks and forehead. I had never really thought much about how to improve the appearance of these, as I assumed the only way would be expensive (and painful) laser treatment.

That is before I was introduced to Dermatude - which I really knew very little about. Dermatude is a type of Meta Therapy that involves making lots of tiny, (as in so small you can’t see them), micro-perforations on the top layer of the skin. Now this might sound painful, but I can assure you it really wasn’t too bad at all – waxing hurts a lot more!

My First Beauty Editor's Picks

Saturday, 4 October 2014

I'm super excited to share with you my very first Beauty Editor's picks with Total Guide to. I've picked some of my favourite products to share with you - perfect for October!

Let me know what you think!

You can read it here.

Life // A New Spring in My Step and Bath in Fashion

Saturday, 26 April 2014

April so far has been just incredible! After a lot of hard work and dedication, and an absolute refusal to give up, I am pleased to announce I have started a brand spanking-new job. I am now - drum roll please - a Digital Content Editor for the for the amazing Total Guide to Ltd.

I studied English at uni, but never really knew what I wanted to do. It was 6 years ago when I graduated, and it was only in the last 2/3 years that I realised I wanted to work in the media. Not being fresh out of Uni, I thought I would find a lot of obstacles in pursuing a career change to this industry. Luckily for me, my commitment and passion, and a whole lot of freelancing has paid off. 

So far my month has been jam packed full. My first week started with Coba Cocktail Ice Lollies and ended with my, extremely well deserving, boss the stunning Liz Ledger (who I am hoping will inspire my waist line not just my career) winning Business Person of the Year after a champagne reception at the glitzy Wiltshire Business Awards.

I have honestly had such an amazing first few weeks and I couldn't of ask for lovelier work colleagues.

But, little did I know the best was yet to come. Bath in Fashion, now that's what I'm talking about!

I am so excited to be going along to some of the events to cover them for our Bath site. With the likes of Barbara Hulanicki (the brains behind the iconic brand BIBA), Mary Homer of Topshop, Vogue on Vivienne Westwood, Makeup Masterclasses, catwalks and much much more Bath in Fashion 2014 looks to be a huge success - and I can't wait!

You can check out our coverage and details of all the events here at Total Guide to Bath's Bath in Fashion Guide.

I'd love to know if you are going to any of the events or have been in previous years?

Hopefully, I'll see some of you there!

Feature // Christmas Party looks with Stephanie Dreams

Thursday, 28 November 2013

December is almost upon us, a month full of mince pies and festive cheer is only days away. 

The lovely Stephanie, of Stephanie Dreams, and I have teamed up to bring you some fab high-street  Christmas party looks for Total Guide to. Stephanie has brought together some amazing outfit ideas and I have matched them with some festive makeup looks.

Here is a sneaky peek at my favorite combination, I absolutely love the glamorous electric-blue jump suit Stephanie has chosen and I've selected quite a statement red-lip look to compliment the glamour.

To see the other looks, and to find out where these gorgeous items are from, check out full article here:

Feature // AW13 Beauty Trends

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

This is another quick post, Red and Black nails have been dominating the seasons trends. You can read my article on AW13 Beauty Trends over on Total Guide to!
PS - my current fav nail colour is Essie in Thigh High - review to come soon.
What is your current favourite nail colour?


Review // Jaino Nail and Beauty Gelish Manicure

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

I popped over the the lovely Jaino Nail and Beauty Salon to have a gorgeous Gelish 21 day manicure for tried and tested over at Total Guide to. Sharon was my nail technician and she was brilliant. She seriously has the most amazing collection of colours and designs - more than I have ever seen anywhere!

Feature // Smokey Eyes For Halloween

Friday, 18 October 2013

With Halloween just around the corner, I've done a Smokey Eye tutorial for Total Guide to's Halloween Guide!

Check it out Here..


The Out -Takes of TGtS Summer Hair 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

As you know, a few weeks back I spent a crazy hectic Saturday at the amazing John Samuel Hair Salon in Swindon doing a mini photo session for my article on Summer Hair in the Total Guide to Swindon's summer edit.

It was a fab afternoon. We had the lovely Sass and Holly at our disposal to help produce some top summer hair styles - check out the feature here if you haven't already.

The team at John Samuel's are amazing - Sass, who runs the salon, and stylist Holly did a fab job. A HUGE thank you to them for giving up a their Saturday afternoon. And of course my models! Unfortunately my stylist Chloe was away on holiday when we did the shoot - or else she'd of got her creative hands in the mix too.

I really can't rave enough about the salon. The design is sleek and stylish - the staff amazingly friendly, warm and welcoming. But, most importantly, I love what they do to my hair. They have years of expertise and use top of the range products and tools to help make the most of your locks. They also use the L'Oreal Colour range, which is great for me as I'm a fuss pot when it comes to my high lights!

You can keep updated on all the salon offers and what's new on the John Samuel Face Book Page.

We are having the Total Guide to Swindon Summer Party soon - and I can't wait! I have already booked my appointment with Chloe to make sure my hair looks fabulous! I'll let you know what look I went for when I actually decide.. which will more than likely be on the day..

Anyways, here are some of the out-takes from the afternoon, enjoy.

To see the finished looks click here.

And finally, here is a picture of the ladies themselves, which I took from their website.
Sass, Holly and Chloe - thanks ladies! 


Summer Hair Trends '13

Thursday, 27 June 2013

I have been super busy as of late - so apologies for not blogging in a while. I am almost, in the last stage now, a very proud home owner with the lovely Kevin - so that has been taking up a lot of time - mainly reading and signing and more reading! 

I have also been super busy with Total Guide to Swindon helping write a few beauty articles for their Summer Edit.

Of the articles, one was a 'how-to guide' for Summer Hair Trends. I had a fab day producing this one as the lovely ladies Sass and Holly at John Samuel's Hair Salon Swindon styled all the pictures! What absolute stars?? They have a fab salon and always produce great results.

 I also dragged a few friends along - who kindly volunteered to model in exchange for cocktails. 

I have some fab out-take shots that I will put up in a day or tow (or when I have a moment!), but in the mean-time, why not check out my article and let me know what you think?

Here is a sneaky peek of one of the four styles we created:


Total Guide to Swindon - Festival Beauty Tips

Friday, 17 May 2013

My latest article for Total Guide to Swindon. My top beauty tips for surviving the festival season.


Total Guide to Swindon - Beauty Expert

Monday, 29 April 2013

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend? 

I am really excited to share this with you, I have starting contributing to the fab Total Guide to Swindon and Total Guide to Bath websites.

They're a really great way to find out what's happening in and around Swindon and Bath. You can find the perfect place to get a relaxing cappuccino, news on up-and-coming bars, and even the best pet shops in town! It is modern, fresh, easy to use, and covers EVERYTHING. 

Check out my article on Five Top Beauty Trends for SS13.