July Round Up

 
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JULY ROUNDUP

 

it feels like a holiday edition this month. I have been lucky enough to have had two wonderful weeks away with lots of time to relax and recharge and also think of new ideas for my business as well as content for my patients. I have just taken on my new PA, implemented a new booking system for all of my patients which should make your booking experience easier (you can find the link on my insta, FB and webpage) and am excited to be partnering with some successful female business women on various initiatives.

I hope you all enjoy and I look forward to seeing you in clinic.

 
 

 
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THE LOVE ISLAND EFFECT

LOVE ISLAND IS HERE AND THERE IS NO ESCAPING. WHETHER YOU ARE ADDICTED OR DO NOT PARTAKE IN THE VIEWING OF THE SHOW, ONE THING IS CLEAR IT IS IMPACTING SOCIETY, AND MORE INTERESTINGLY NON SURGICAL COSMETIC TRENDS. AS A-LIST FACIALIST VAISHALY PATEL OBSERVED “WHERE OLDER CLIENTS USE FILLERS TO RESTORE THE CONTOURS OF LOST YOUTH, THE YOUNGER ONES ARE AIMING TO TRANSFORM THEIR WHOLE FACIAL TOPOGRAPHY ALTOGETHER WITH INSTGRAM BEING A HUGE INFLUENCE.

I LOVE THIS ARTICLE FROM SAVE FACE ON THE SUBJECT.

READ IT IN FULL HERE

 
 

 
 
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PHILLIP KINGSLY ELASTICIZER

THE HOLY GRAIL FOR HOLIDAY HAIR. ADVERTISED AS “CREATED FOR AUDREY HEPBURN AND IS THE BELOVED OF CELEBRITIES, ROYALTY AND BEAUTY JOURNALISTS THE WORLD OVER.” THIS DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT RESTORES HAIR FROM THE DREADED HEAT DAMAGE FRIZZ THAT SO MANY OF US SUFFER. COMPLETLEY CRUELTY, PARABEN & SLS FREE AND IN A HANDY TRAVEL SIZE TOO. FOR BEST RESULTS COVER THE HAIR WITH A SHOWER CAP TO FULLY ABSORB ALL OF THE NUTRIENTS.

FIND THE TRAVEL SIZE HERE

 
 

 
 
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SKINADE

MY OBSESSION WITH SKINADE CONTINUES AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY TO KNOW MY PATIENTS ARE SEEING THE SAME RESULTS. ONE OF MY PATIENTS, FITNESS AND MARKETING ENTREPRENEUR BEN NORMAN WHO IS CEO FOR @wearehalfhuman HAS REPORTED FANTASTIC RESULTS FROM THE WONDER DRINK AND REFERS TO IT AS “THE MULTIVITAMIN BUT FOR YOUR ACTUAL SKIN”. SEE HIS POST AND FOLLOW HIS INSTA HERE .

TO PURCHASE SKINADE CLICK HERE ALSO TRAVEL SACHETS AVAILABLE.

 
 
 

 
 
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SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZER

IF THERE EVER WAS A BRONZER FOR ALL THIS WOULD BE IT. I AM ALWAYS REPLACING THIS AS SOON AS I RUN OUT AS IT IS A DREAM TO USE. ITS SO EASY AND AS ITS A SOLID CREME THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH BLENDING. I USE AS A CONTOUR, BRONZER AND ALSO AN EYE SHADOW TO LOOK HEALTHY AND MAKE MY SKIN GLOW. BUY HERE

 
 
 

 
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THE DOLL VAULT

I AM SO EXCITED TO BE SPONSORING THE LAUNCH EVENT OF THE NEW LASH RANGE FOR THE DOLL VAULT. BASED IN PORTSMOUTH OFFERING MAKE UP SERVICES FOR ALL OCCASIONS BUT INTERNATIONALLY MOBILE CELEB MUA DAISY IS THE NAME BEHIND THE BRAND. AS DAISY EXPLAINED “A PAIR OF LASHES CAN TAKE A MAKEUP LOOK TO THE NEXT LEVEL, AND AFTER WORKING FOR MANY YEARS IN THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY I WOULD ALWAYS CHOP AND LAYER UP DIFFERENT LASHES TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT STYLE I WAS AFTER. THIS YEAR I DECIDED TO CREATE MY OWN RANGE. I DESIGNED A LASH FOR EVERY OCCASION DOWN TO THE FULLNESS AND CURL IN THE LASH”. THE LASHES ARE THE ULTIMATE LUXURY MINK LASHES AND ARE CRUELTY FREE AND CAN BE REUSED FOR UP TO 20 WEARS WITH THE CORRECT CARE. AS AN AVID STRIP LASH USER MYSELF I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE THE THE RANGE. I ALWAYS OPT FOR REVITALASH SERUM TO KEEP MY OWN LASHES IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH THE ADDITION OF A STRIP LASH DEPENDENT ON THE LOOK I WANT TO ACHIEVE.

THE LAUNCH WILL BE ON 17TH AUGUST BY EXCLUSIVE INVITE ONLY @THE LIQUORIST

PLEASE REACH OUT TO DAISY FOR ANY INFORMATION. YOU CAN FIND THE DOLL VAULT PAGE HERE

Sponsored by: Mark Hill, Lullabellz, Beauty By Aliyah, Flormar, Kandi Cosmetics, Wonderful Life, Laurens Bakes, Flower Wall Co, Violet Loves Accessories, Olivia Belle Beauty, Jack Plummer Gym, Candy Smith Illustration, Lady Locks Weave, Billy Barnard Hairdressing, Funkin Cocktails, Dr Alannah Clinics and more.

 
 
 

 
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IKOS OCEANIA GREECE

HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM OUR AMAZING HOLIDAY IN GREECE AT IKOS OCIANA, I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU AS IT REALLY IS A WONDERFUL LUXURY HOLIDAY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRAVEL IDEAS. IKOS RESORTS ARE BASED ALL ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN, SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PICK ON WHICH LOCATION SUITS YOU BEST. IKOS OCEANIA COMBINES FIVE STAR SERVICE WITH THE EASE AND COMFORT OF LUXURY ALL INCLUSIVE. WE CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN.

 
 
 
 
 
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TRAVEL SIZE HOURGLASS MAKE UP

I AM A CULT BEAUTY ADDICT, AND HAVE NO TROUBLE ADMITTING IT. ALL OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS IN ONE PLACE, DELIVERED TO MY DOOR AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON. WHATS NOT TO LOVE! I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS HOURGLASS TRAVEL SIZED BLUSHER FOR MY HOLIDAYS. CANNOT WAIT TILL THEY STOCK MORE OF THE RANGE IN MINIS

YOU CAN BUY HERE

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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SUMMER BODY

SUMMER IS HERE AND IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GET BODY CONFIDENT. KATY CARTER WHO IS THE QUEEN OF DERMAPLANING ALSO OFFERS SKIN NEEDLING. AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARRING, ENLARGED PORES, HAIR LOSS AND ALSO STRETCHMARKS! SKIN NEEDLING PENETRATES THE UNDERLYING LAYERS OF THE SKIN WHERE STRETCHMARKS DEVELOP AND TRIGGERS THE BODYS NATURAL WOUND HEALING RESPONSE WITHIN THE SKIN, PRODUCING NEW COLLAGEN IN THE TREATMENT AREA. EACH TREATMENT WILL PROGRESSIVELY FILL THE STRETCHMARKS MAKING THEM LESS NOTICEABLE AND IN SOME CASES DISAPPEAR. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KATY AND SHE ABOUT TO OPEN HER NEW SALON BASED IN PORTSMOUTH WHERE YOU CAN GET ALL OF YOUR DERMAPLANING, WAXING, TINTING, MASSAGE, NAILS, MAKE UP AND MASSAGE!! YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AND ALSO BOOK VIA HER PAGE HERE

 
 

 
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MONICA VIVANDER EARINGS

CURRENTLY MY MOST WORN EARRINGS, I HAVE THEM ON REPEAT. SO PRETTY AND MAKE ANY OUTFIT LOOK PULLED TOGETHER. LOVE THE QUALITY, THEY ARE SO WELL MADE. A PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE, OR YOURSELF!

YOU CAN FIND THESE HERE

 
 
 
 

June Round Up

 
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JUNE ROUNDUP

 
 
 
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THE PERFECT RED

WE ALL SEARCH FOR OUR PERFECT RED LIPSTICK AND FIND MANY WONDERFUL WRONG CHOICES ALONG THE WAY, BUT I HAVE JUST FOUND “MY RED” SO WANTED TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER TO TRY ON YOUR QUEST FOR THE ONE. ITS BY LAURA MERCIER AND IS THE SHADE FIRE. IT IS VELOUR EXTREME MATT LIPSTICK. I LOVE IT. BUY IT HERE.

 
 
 
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FAVE PRODUCT THIS MONTH

I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS EYE CREAM BY OBAGI. ALWAYS MY GO TO WITH REAL RESULTS. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE EYE CREAM IS SO IMPORTANT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FINE LINES. IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START. BUY HERE.

 
 
 
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CHANGES

AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW, I OFTEN WORK AT CHANGES CLINIC IN NORTH HARBOUR, PORTSMOUTH. I LOVE WORKING HERE, THE TEAM ARE FANTASTIC AND NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE. THEY SHARE THE SAME CUSTOMER FIRST ETHIC I LIVE BY AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR WONDERFUL FACIAL TREATMENTS. THEY CURRENTLY HAVE A FANTASTIC SKIN COCKTAIL OFFER INCLUDING RADIO FREQUENCY & LED LIGHT THERAPY TO NAME A FEW. FULL DETAILS HERE.

 
 
 
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THE DRY SHAMPOO THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED USING DRY SHAMPOO, AS IT MAKES YOUR BLOW DRY LAST LONGER AND ITS ALSO GREAT FOR A BIT OF GRIT FOR UPDO’S. HOWEVER WITH MOST DRY SHAMPOOS I TRIED (AND I HAVE TRIED MANY!) I WOULD ALWAYS GET BUILD UP/WHITE HAIR ETC. BUT NOT THIS ONE. KLORANE IS A WONDER PRODUCT. NO BUILD UP, NO WHITE FLOUR LIKE PATCHES, JUST PURE VOLUME AND HAIR BOOST. IT IS AN OAT MILK DRY SHAMPOO THAT LASTS AGES AND IS A DELIGHT TO USE AND ONCE YOU START YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK!! FIND HERE.

 
 
 
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ARE YOU TECH SAVVY

APPS SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME, THEY HELP ME BE ORGANISED AND JUGGLE ALL I HAVE ON MY PLATE. I WROTE A POST ON MY FAVORITE APPS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER, CHECK IT OUT HERE.

 
 
 
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SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE WAITED FOREVER TO FINALLY SEE THE SUN HERE IN THE UK. NOW IT IS HERE I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALL USING SPF. I APPRECIATE I MAY HAVE BORED YOU ALREADY BY KEEPING ON, BUT I AM A DOCTOR AND I SPEND MOST OF MY WORKING DAY CORRECTING SUN DAMAGE AND I WANT TO BE SURE YOU DO ALL YOU CAN. SO FOR ME, TAKE A QUICK LOOK AND TRY AND BE SURE TO USE SPF AT ALL TIMES. BLOG POST HERE.

 
 
 
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SUMMER FAVE

I AM IN LOVE WITH TOM FORD SOLEIL BLANK FRAGRANCE. SMELLS OF SUNCREAM AND ALL THINGS SUMMERY. I HAVE THE PARFUM AND SHIMMERING BODY OIL WHICH LOOKS AMAZING ON SKIN TO ADD A LITTLE GLOW. FIND BODY OIL HERE AND PARFUM HERE.

 
 
 
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How to be more Productive

Its not my usual kind of post, but I keep hearing how people don’t have time, or we need to find more hours in the day. I I totally get this! Time management is key for all of us, especially those running a business. As a business woman and mother I love anything that can help me utilise my precious time and work smarter not harder. 

Overwhelm is one of the key factors people do not succeed in starting/building their business and I am often asked how I manage to juggle it all. It hasn’t always been easy but I have some great apps that I wanted to share with you that help me stay on top of things, and I swear by.

I hope you love them as much as I do and they help you save a little time.


Evernote
I love Evernote.  It is a sophisticated organisation system in app form for your smartphone, tablet, and computer, It's just what the name implies: an application that serves as your notetaker, pocket notebook, to do list, etc.  The beauty of Evernote is that it syncs automatically across all your devices, and across all your operating systems and acts as an all round to do list. You can paste pictures, record voice notes, filter, store business cards. Possibilities are endless!

Block & Flow

Time blocking is incredibly important.How many times have you sat down to get started on something and then noticed you drift away, only to realise that 30 minutes later the task hasn't been done?That is ultimate time wasting and it's holding you back.This app will help you time block your day and colour code activities. It'll also remind you to take breaks which is seriously important for productivity.Being productive doesn't mean working 8 hours per day solidly, it means working smarter.

DropBox

I still swear by dropbox as my cloud storage option.  I can access my data from anywhere in the world, and it frees up so much disk space.  In addition to storing the files, one can also share them with colleagues and friends, all using Dropbox. You can store documents, pictures, videos and presentations in Dropbox.  It’s like having a flash drive in your iphone. A must have.

Anydo

A beautiful looking organisation app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet. Any.do is available anytime, anywhere, on any device. It’s always ready to take your notes or remind you what you need to be doing.

Checkmark

I use this app for location based reminders such as shopping I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations. Checkmark is simple to use and a valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.  Who doesn't love on location reminders not letting forget those important tasks.

Moment

Stop wasting all day on your phone and start getting things done.  Moments will track how much time you spend each day on your phone. You can even set daily limits and you'll be notified if you go over. Content is addictive and it can consume you for hours without you even noticing the time. I for one am guilty here to this helps reign me in. Be sure screen time doesn't stand in the way of getting your goals done this month.

Trainline

Book all your train tickets quickly and easily, perfect for when I am teaching, shopping or out in London.


Now go get productive and conquer the world!!

Alannah x


May Roundup

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MAY ROUNDUP

 

AMANDA & SARAHS LIP JOURNEY

My wonderful patients Amanda and Sarah have been kind enough to let me share the lip enhancement procedure I performed for them. In my industry patient confidentiality is key, so it is really appreciated when a patient is happy to share. Watch the videos and see more here and here.⠀Procedure performed at Changes Clinic.

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COLLAGEN WAVE

This month I went for a radio frequency skin tightening collagen wave treatment with Penfold Beauty and was so impressed by how tight my skin felt after just one session. There is no downtime, and make up can be applied right after as no pores are opened! It is for anyone over 18 who wants to tighten and refine their face shape. A session every 3-6 months is recommended. For full details check her insta story on Collagen Wave.

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MY EYEBROW ROUTINE

I am so often asked by clients how I do my eyebrows, so I wanted to share with you.

Products used:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - buy here

Anastasia Beverly Hills duo brush 12 - buy here

 
 
 
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ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?

There are so many things we can do to improve our skin and one of the most important and most affordable way to do this is by drinking an adequate amount of water daily. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.  Read my blog post here how to learn how you can help your skin here.

 
 
 
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GREECE VACATION

I have just returned from an amazing relaxing break in Greece. We stayed at the fantastic Sani Resort which I highly recommend. Time out is so very important as is any type of self care. We need to reconnect our bodies with our souls every once in a while and there are so many ways to do this. Womens Health has written an article with 25 ways you can practice self care every day. Find it here.

Bikini is Missoni

 
 
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Are you getting enough?

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There are so many things we can do to improve our skin and one of the most important and most affordable ways to do this is by drinking an adequate amount of water daily.  It is so very important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion.

Not to mention skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best, skin is an organ, and without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. 

If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.  Water actually makes  your skin soft and smooth and makes the skin more elastic. Without enough water, the skin will more easily wrinkle and dry out.

We lose large quantities of water every day, and we need to replace it somehow. The unfortunate truth about drinking water and skin is that water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin.  So, it's important to apply water to our skin and keep it there - this will not only show a visible difference in hydration, but it can prevent wrinkles, as well.

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 So water will help anti-aging?
When skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. This is due, at least in part, to an ingredient in the skin called hyaluronic acid. The job of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to hold water. When there is adequate water from inside and out the skin looks healthier and more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. It is important to drink lots of fluids throughout the day for best results. You’ve probably heard that drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is a good idea but you may need more or less depending on your activity level. Coffee and fizzy drinks do not count as water because they contain caffeine which is a diuretic, meaning that they draw water out of your system and your skin.

How can I up my water intake?

Eat your water - If you eat a lot of fruit and veggies, you don't end up needing to drink as much, because you're eating your water.  Choose fruits and veggies with high water content, like melons, strawberries, lettuce, celery and cabbage.

 Flavoured Water - Skip the artificially sweetened, colored and flavored drink packets, and flavor your own water at home. Just squeeze in some fresh lemon or lime juice. 

 More Tea? - Whether you drink it hot or iced, unsweetened tea gives you a nice flavor boost with no added sugars. Different teas each come with their own health benefits, so you get a health boost when you choose unsweetened teas.

Water is vital, however there is no point in drinking a lot of water if you don’t do the other essential things for skin health:

  • Eat fresh fruit and vegetables which add a lot of water to the diet as well as antioxidants and fiber

  • Drink milk and fruit juice as additional sources of water

  • Take essential fatty acid supplements like evening primrose oil or flaxseed

  • Take glucosamine supplements to hold moisture in cells

  • Use a good daily moisturizer

  • Drink water throughout the day at regular intervals

Love Alannah x