Waxing: FAQs

There are several types of hair removal I have tried (shaving, waxing, epilation, tweezing to name a few) but I will always come back to waxing! Here I answer some of the most common questions I have came across from both clients and friends:

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Teeth Whitening: A Warning

Teeth whitening is becoming more and more popular as we strive to achieve that “Hollywood Smile”. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter, and is now being carried out in many beauty salons across Britain and Ireland. But does it work and is it safe?

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What’s my Skin Tone: Cool or Warm?

Your skin’s undertone is the warm, cool, or neutral hue that shows through the skin. Although the surface color of the skin changes depending on sun exposure and other skin conditions (such as acne) the skin’s undertone remains consistent. Knowing your skin tone is essential when choosing make-up such as foundation or powder, if you get it wrong your make-up will not look natural. Here are some tips in discovering yours:

  • Tan: If you tan easily and do not burn, you most likely have a warm undertone (yellow/olive colour). However, some African-American women with deep ebony skin tones may actually have a cool undertone (blue/red/pink colour) that espresso-type shades match perfectly. Those who burn or don’t tan at all have cool undertones which may have obvious signs of redness or flush easily.
  • The Shortcut Test: Look at the color of your veins. If your veins appear blue/purple you have cool undertones and if your veins appear green you have warm undertones. Those with neutral undertones will have difficulty discerning the blue/green.
  • The Jewellery Test*: Another common “test”, this one involves working out whether you suit gold or silver jewellery better. Gold means warm undertones and silver means cool undertones.
  • Get a Facial! The perfect reason to treat yourself, a trained skin therapist or dermatologist will be able to identify you skin tone for you. Your therapist should always do this during your consultation anyway, so just ask!

*personally, I don’t think this is a very reliable way of telling your skin tone as you may suit gold but prefer silver or vice versa.

What’s your skin tone? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 3 Soap & Glory Products


As you can probably tell from the picture, I have been using Soap & Glory’s products for a couple of years now and I’m a big fan of their body moisturizers and body scrubs. Soap & Glory’s products are all free from animal testing (according to the FAQ’s on their website). This is my personal pick of their 3 best products and why I love them.

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