Sunday, 12 February 2012

Studying Beauty Therapy

Hello guys! I thought I’d do a little chit chat post and talk about studying Beauty Therapy.
I have been studying Beauty since September and absolutely loving it. It is defiantly what I want to do and I have found something new that I love. I’ve learnt so much already, more than I thought I would. I wasn't initially going to study Beauty Therapy at college but i knew i would enjoy doing that and I wasn't sure what else i would study. so i went ahead with it. At school I got C's and B's in most subjects (exempt P.E. and R.E. which didn't really matter to me), so that helped me get onto the course at a higher level. 

I'm studying NVQ level 2 Beauty Therapy and in september I will be going on to study NVQ level 3 Beauty Therapy General route (or massage route) so overall the course will be 2 years long but you don't have to study for the second year. The reason i would like to study the second year is because i would LOVE to go on the cruise ships and work there or working in a spa. 
Would I recommend it?
Yes defiantly, if you enjoy things about Beauty (makeup, skin, nails, ect) I’m sure you would love it. I wasn’t sure about studying it at first, thinking I’d like to work with children but starting I knew it was for me. 
What do you learn?
We have learnt so much in the past 6 months, I am studying NVQ level 2 Beauty Therapy and that is the highest course I could have applied for from leaving school and next year I will be carrying on to studying NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy, But so far on level 2 we have learnt:
·         Facials
·         Manicures
·         Pedicures
·         Eye treatments (eyelash tint, eyebrow tint, eyelash extensions)
·         Waxing
·         Makeup (basics)
·         All special treatments (paraffin wax, masks, scrubs, oils)
·         Some Anatomy and physiology

And we are now starting on clients, getting in our own clients (family, friends etc) and strangers coming into the college salon to have treatments done by us. If you are interested in studying beauty Therapy go into your local college or look online. I'm sure you'd love it!
More posts coming! 
Serena x

Friday, 10 February 2012

James Brown Products

James Brown with Kate Moss 

Vogue Cover shot by Corinne Day and styled by James Brown

James brown is a London hair stylist who has his own range of products what are available to by from boots. He has worked with many famous people and his first Vogue cover was on Kate Moss in 1994. He has Alison done a program in 2011 called "Great British Hairdresser" which a lot of people will recognize him from.

I have tried quite a lot of his products, i first tried his products when my sister bought me a set for christmas and loved them all, this was his first range which is called 'James Brown London.' I am now trying his newest range which is called 'Photo Favulase' and I'm also loving this. It doesn't smell as nice but it dose give my hair more volume than normal and still makes it nice and soft, i have also treed the hairspray and mouse which do smell more and it a nice smell, i found the mousse was a little to tacky but the hairspray is great and you only need a really small amount of it for it to hold what you want.

The first photos are the products i bought in a set from Boots at Christmas time, I think it cost about £20 and i was really happy what i got, i like all of the products (not so much the mousse) i  was looking for some large rollers at the time anyway but i think they would be the same as any others. The shampoo and conditioner are just great like i said they leave your hair lovely and soft though with more volume. and the hairspray goes an awful long way and last the full day. I am also loving the wet bag, great to take to the shower. 

The prices range from about £6.00 to about £9.00 but personally I i think that is a reasonable price for a good hair product. 

Click HERE to browse and buy the James Brown products

Saturday, 4 February 2012

What's in my bag?

Thought I would do a post what I would read instantly off someone’s blog just because im really nosey, but aren’t we all?

So this is what I carry with me every day obviously things will change from day to day in there but this is what was in my bag when I looked.
What's there?
Bag- Newlook
My glasses (there not Bench) 
A tattered umberella from Newlook 
My purse from Primark
Gloves from Primark
Sure deoderent
Ted Baker body spray
Ted Baker mirror 
tattered Vasaline
Memery stick 
Rimmle Lasting perfection Foundation
Soup and Glory Perfume
Elf wet Gloss Brow and Lash clear Mascarra 
Elf Lipstick in- Party pink
Elf All over cover stick
Back comb brush
My college Fob Watch
Cheap hand sanetiser 
No.7 Nail polish in- Tango
No.7 brown eyebrow pencil
No.7 Nail fine
Barry M lipstick in- Touch of Magic 
Compony Magazine
Ipod touch with Blackberry Headphones 

I don't think you really needed a long list like that but thought I'd give it to you anywayyyyys!
Many more posts coming!x