Use lighter movements to stimulate the lymphatic system or go deeper into the muscles to help relieve stress.

For puffy eyes, keep eye gel in the fridge as this will help to constrict the capillaries and help with dark circles.

If you wear glasses go easy on the eye shadow as it should not be competing with the colour of your frames. Never match it, if you want to wear the same colour go one shade lighter.



Pencils can be used for all your make-up. It can be used on your lips, eye lids, eye brows and even cheeks so check out the latest ones…

Eyelure Brow Pencil which is £5.45 which has the pencil at one end and the shaper at the other.

Benefit They’re real push-up gel liner at £18.50 which is amazing for applying black eye-liner.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner, £3.99 for applying along upper and lower line lashes to create a smoky eye.

Keep Nudestix skin conceal pencil £24 in your bag to cover-up those blemishes like a dream.

Line your lips first to help lipstick stay put and prevent colour bleeding b using a lip primer like Too Facial Lip Insurance Lip Primer £14.50

No 7 Matte Lip Crayon in this years popular colour Raspberry Wine £9


If anything can turn back the time then serums can do it. Frozen faces are becoming a thing of the past with a Listers looking for a softer look.

They can smooth and repair and make your skin feel like silk.

Leaves your skin feeling 20 years younger.

From prices starting from over £100 down to £1 – the question is which one is the best.

Some very popular serums include Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing & Intensive Repair Eye Serum £95 which gets to work on creepiness and lines and can make a difference in as little as a couple of weeks.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex 11 £48, In Style, Best Beauty Awards winner is packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid to repair and renew.

Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum £125 which claims to address 16 signs of ageing.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Wrinkle Lifting Firming Serum £50 which leaves your skin soft as silk and finally L’Oreal Age Perfect Extraordinary Serum £19.99 which also leaves your skin silky soft at a good price as well.



Why not treat yourself to a lovely treatment at The Hair & Beauty Salon where our therapists will give you undivided attention to ensure you enjoy every minute of your treatment.

Enjoy a back massage which is excellent for soothing away stresses and strains of every day life. It can also help with tiredness, headaches and pain leaving you feeling more in control. Check out our list of treatments.




I found this brilliant site on Pinterest – shows you how to make your own make-up remover pads and present it in a pretty jar as a perfect gift for Christmas.
How to Make Homemade Make-up Remover Pads
All you need is Jars or small round containers
Large Round Cotton Pads
1 1/2 cup of water
2 tbsp Tear Free Baby Shampoo
1/4 tsp Baby Oil
All you do is mix together the water, shampoo and oil, in a larger bowl
Pour enough of the solution to cover the bottom of your container
Add about 10 pads (depending on size of your containter) and all them to soak up the solution
Add about 10 more pads at a time pouring solution over each set to allow coverage
Seal and they are ready for a gift.




Celebrities like Judy Dench, Dame Helen Mirren and many others have brought the grey hair back into fashion. But not just for the oldies as even celebs like Rihanna has faked it by using a shampoo and conditioner called ‘White Hot Shampoo and Conditioner’, which leaves greys super-soft and sleek.


They say that White Hot Hair shampoo ‘contains a small amount of optical brightener and a touch of violet pigment which neutralises yellowy or brassy tones in white and grey hair. It also works on natural and bleached blonde hair’.


White Hot Hair also say that they ‘recommend you use Brilliant Shampoo once or twice a week or when your hair looks in need of a brightening boost. We suggest you don’t use it every day or leave it on your hair for more than 5 minutes, but simply wash it in and out as you would with any shampoo. If you overdo it, you could see a ‘bluey tint’ that will fade once you go back to Glorious Shampoo which is designed to super-cleanse white and grey hair without the additional brightening boost’.




The microdermabrasion facial has come into the UK but started in Hollywood. It’s what they like to call an ‘instant facelift’, which is obviously a lot less money and a far more invasive treatment than plastic surgery.

Basically the treatment involves the application of tiny rough grains which help to exfoliate away the surface layer of your skin. The idea is that the back and forth motion they use for this treatment removes the top layer (the stratum comeum). This then makes the skin thinks that an injury has occurred and rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones.

Once the skin heals it brings with it newer skin cells which look and feel smoother and any skin imperfections like sun damage, blemishes and fine lines are removed, leaving you with a fresh, clean, bright and new complexion.

They say that having a microdermabration treatment every four to six weeks will keep your skin looking radiant and bright all year round.





The cold weather can play havoc with your locks but if you look after it, it will shine like it does all summer.

 Start applying an intense moisturising mask every week or so, and try and leave it on for about 10 minutes or overnight if you can before washing it off.

Invest in a good moisturising shampoo and conditioner to add more moisture to the hair from our range of TIGI products.

Have regular trims with us as the most effective way to keep your hair healthy is to get rid of dry and split ends.





Beauty Secrets for Older Women: How to Look Young and Stay Beautiful by Katherine Rose

This is a brilliant book for the older woman, although I’m not sure at what age they think you are old as it shows that if your 40, 50, 60,or older, you can still look and feel absolutely fanstastic and shine from the inside out.
The book explains about how to choose make up and anti-aging products, which I’m sure lots of women over 40 are looking for. It also covers fashion, drinks and the right type of food to eat to look young.
If you are feeling a bit low then the inspirational chapters on how to feel your best are sure to pick you up.
Overall a brilliant book with lots of tips on how to keep us oldies looking that little bit younger.

It would make a great Christmas ( I know the ‘C’ word) present for someone who would not take offence on being offered tips on how to look young and stay beautiful.