Salon Focus – The Ivy Wellness and Beauty Salon

Welcome to the second edition of my “Salon Focus Series” – where I dedicate a blog post to a salon, spa or hairdressers and give feedback on my experience, what I got done as well as shine a light on some of the treatments and services they offer. This week it’s all about a relatively…

Feed your Skin with Beauty Belle Sheet Masks

If you’ve been following my blog now for a while you’ll know that I’m a qualified body and beauty therapist(for almost 11 years), who adores skincare! I love trying new products, different brands and sharing what I learned with you so that hopefully they could benefit you too. Sheet masks are all the go right…

Feeling S.A.D.???

For a long time now I have always felt really down at this time of year. When it first started happening I just thought I was having a bad day, but it turned into a week, then a month. Then after the first time of feeling down in the winter months, I noticed it happening…

5 Things A Masseuse Wants You To Know

People have often expressed to me that they would be too nervous to go for a massage, or too self conscious, or that it’s going to hurt. There are common misconceptions about massage that I hope to clear up for you in this post. Worryingly, a lot of people who have come to me for treatments, after having…

Brand Focus: Tomitago Cosmetics – Home of the 5-in-1 Miracle Elixir

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I’m a little bit skincare obsessed and I love trying different products and seeing how they work for me and sharing my experience with you. If you’ve read my 2 part blog post “The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry” which you can find here…

Oncology Massage: A Touch Therapy for People Living with Cancer

For centuries, the power of touch has been known to have amazing healing qualities for people, both psychologically and physiologically. It’s benefits are truly endless, from reducing aches, pains, soreness and stiffness to improving a person’s overall ability to relax, feel calm, less stressed and bring about a balance to one’s mind AND body! One…

Know your skin type: Part 2 – Oily Skin, tips and advice

Congested pores, dull complexion, uneven skin, whiteheads and blackheads are actually signs of clogged skin and it does not happen only on young people but also on adults. Also known as open comedones, blackheads are actually small plugs that seal the pores. They are made of oils, dead cells and sebum, due to exposure to…

Fanatic about Facials: The Do’s and Don’ts

 Flawless makeup begins with exceptional skincare. If you follow me on Snapchat, you  will know that I’m a little obsessed with skincare. I try to do a facial on myself at least once a week! I am always getting asked the steps and the order in how you do them, for example, do you do…

The Power Of Touch

What is the first thing you when your child bumps their knee or hits their head? You rub it or cradle the area. The same applies when you hurt yourself. The power of touch is an amazing tool that we too often forget.

Stress is the Enemy!

Stress may be the enemy, but massage, and other healing therapies can be your friends. What is stress? In essence, it’s a state of emotional and mental strain due to adverse and demanding circumstances. Extremes forms of stress can lead to other issues, like anxiety, insomnia etc etc! Unfortunately it is ALL around us, but…