Category: BEAUTY

Elizabeth-Arden-Untold-Colour-CollectionIf you want to feel festive early (as some of us, possibly surprisingly do) then check out your nearest Elizabeth Arden counter for some wonderful pre-Christmas treats.

Mostly packaged in gold and white there are new collections that will have you tapping your feet wishing the time past until some Christmas merriment.

High up on our wish list is the ever needed and a totally essential - 8 hour cream lip protectant at £20.00. You can totally justify getting this now to avoid sore lips going into winter weather.

Also the new limited edition Untold Color Collection that includes a wonderfully festive purple lipgloss and eye shadow quad. We never headed towards purple all that much but these go on and just fit - anyone with green eyes wanting an extra bit of 'pop' should have these on their Christmas wish list.

They are limited edition though so possibly tell the nice person buying them for you to get their Christmas shopping done early this year.

manmadeWant something new to add to your social feeds? How about a free beard trim or wet shave? All for a social share on your oh so coveted networks.

Yes-Sir.com are offering trims, wet shaves and shapes from the salon Man Made to keep you dapper going into the winter months.

This offer runs from the 18th to the 20th Sept so no need to rush, maybe stop shaving for the event.

23 George Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3QL

A recent study of film viewers undertaken by Brunel University London, one of the UK’s leading research universities, has found that a single viewing of new horror As Above, So Below can burn over 150 calories.

It was found that, on average, viewers burnt 154 calories during the film’s play (40 more than an average* 20 year-old male’s estimated resting daily energy expenditure for 90 minutes, and more than 60 for a female of the same age**). The figure is above average for horror films, which was found to be nearer 133 according to a previous study***.

Christopher Stock from the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Brunel University London, who undertook the study said:

“The findings show that viewers of the film used more calories than the previously reported average for horror films and is a little more than you’d find in a small smoothie.”

The study also found that 79% of participants demonstrated increased anxiety following the screening of the film, regardless of whether the individual was a fan of the horror genre or not. Stock said:

“We might have expected for those participants who claimed to have enjoyed horror (over 50% of those in the screening) to have been prepared for what they saw on screen, but a large majority were still anxious at the film’s close.

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“It’s clear the film’s narrative pulls on a range of emotional factors for viewers, as different moments in the film had different effects on those in the screening room throughout.”

In the study screening of As Above, So Below, participants were monitored to note a range of physiological and psychology reactions to what they saw on screen.

As Above, So Below hits UK cinemas Friday 29th August.

Also, if you want to avoid the gym for the weekend why not go to Fright Fest instead? Starting tomorrow in Leicester Sqaure?

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After an endless (or what seems like it) summer, full of lazy days in the park and never-ending cider Sundays, what better way to get ready for the change in seasons (it’s coming) then a life-affirming, reinvigorating facial. We went to try out Dr Leah Totton’s clinic in Moorgate and we were very impressed, leaving feeling transformed and ready for whatever autumn has to throw at us.

The Apprentice winner's (yes you did recognise her) salon is sleek and clinical but with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t expect candles or soothing music, this facial’s all about treating your skin medically to get right down to the route of any skin ailments and solve them. Think more microdermabrasion, (non-harmful) chemical peels and phototherapy treatment with LED lights on your skin to accelerate skin cell repair and encourage collagen production.

The whole thing kicks off with a quick consultation – what your regular skin routine is, what you eat (and drink – there’s nowhere to hide) and you’ll then be given a DIY specialised facial. It’s a bespoke treatment which is suited to your needs - so you’re not getting a one-fits-all job – and it’s one of the best treatments we’ve had in London.

It’s not cheap, at £120 for the 60-minute bespoke facial, but if you can afford it, it's an investment. Not only do you leave with a visibly clearer, calmer and brighter complexion – which lasted for a few weeks afterwards – you’re also given information and advice on what to do to keep your skin that way ALL the time, from the stuff you eat and drink, to the beauty products you put on your face every day.

If facial's aren't your thing - there's a host of other treatments available such as pain-free laser hair removal (trust us) which currently has a 15% discount.

 

 

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Soho's Golden Touch will leave your hairy bits smooth as the day you popped out the birthing canal. Opened and run by Hannah Salisbury it has recently launched and is already a firm favourite with regular clients letting them be coined London's leading intimate waxing specialists.

From A Golden Touch you can expect a capable and more importantly, confident intimate waxing treatment in the heart of London's buzzing Soho.

Their highly skilled and experienced therapists (minimum of 5 years) treat clients to complete intimate waxing services using a hot wax. This 100% hygienic method of hair removal is now in higher demand than ever before.

We're going to pop down ourselves soon as we'll be reporting back!