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Protecting Your Hair Colour From Sun and Chlorine

You catch sight of yourself in a mirror fresh out of the salon. Your new blonde balayage is absolutely stunning, and you can’t wait to show it off at the pool. Only one problem: chlorine, the sun and salt water can have a really damaging effect on your hair colour. Fortunately, here are the best tips to keep your blonde looking healthy, shiny and beautiful. Before even diving into the cool water, you can try one of two approaches. The first would be the prevention route and by keeping hair up and out of the water. Naturally minimising exposure to …

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Secrets to Your Best Makeup Revealed!

You’ve been invited to a destination wedding or as a last minute plus one. You can’t wait to wear that cute little dress and test out your new curler for perfect beach waves hair. But you’re nervous about doing your makeup — eyeshadow is not your strong suit. What to do? Follow these simple tricks to look amazing, no matter where you are! Prep Is Key Prep is the most overlooked step in makeup. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later. Give your face a gentle and thorough exfoliation (twice a week ideally!). Apply a good toner to balance your PH …

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HydraFacial, the Easy Way for Flawless Skin

It’s a known fact: facials are the best way to soothe skin at the change of season, when it’s under extra stress. If the word ‘facial’ immediately brings to mind manual extractions, a gentle face massage, essential oils, serums and moisturisers, the new high-tech HydraFacial treatment is a little bit different. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities, while simultaneously bathing skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturising serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective. It’s very high-tech in that it goes a bit deeper than a classic facial, but is less intense than a …

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Highlighter for Days

Few trends have rocked the makeup world so thoroughly in the past few years as highlighting and strobing. We can’t seem to get enough of sculpted cheekbones and glowing skin. Whether you want the highlight to be visible from outer space, or simply to emphasise key features in a natural way, having that favourite product is key. And what if you are wanting to move towards organic makeup without compromising quality and effectiveness? It can be difficult to find a versatile highlighter. Fortunately for us, some brands just know how to deliver over and over. The new RMS Beauty Luminizing …

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It’s Prom 2019!

You’ve picked up your diploma, found your dream graduation dress, killer shoes, and booked the limo for you and your squad to travel safely and in style. And now’s the time to wow all your friends with a stunning new ‘do and gorgeous makeup! At Annie Young Boutique Spa, we know how to create the look you’re craving for your prom and after-party. First, let’s talk hair. Do you want a full up-do or a more casual half up-do? It will depend on your overall look, of course. If you want a change of hair colour, our team of amazing …

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Living Coral – Hair and Makeup Trends

Every year, The Pantone Color Institute, an iconic name in fashion, defines and forecasts global colour trends: For 2019, it’s Living Coral! This shade “embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”  This vibrant, yet mellow hue will be the inspiration for makeup, clothes, accessories and home décor. Corals and buoyancy combined means only one thing:  80s inspired looks are back in full force! Here are some makeup and hair suggestions you can explore and enjoy in 2019. With living coral in mind, the key to a complete look is to pick …

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Better Sleep Thanks to Massage

Sleep, that golden magical time when we dream, and, also, the time when our brains rest and repair so we can fully enjoy the next day. It’s no wonder that we are perpetually on the hunt for that perfect mattress or blackout curtains. Since it’s so important to us all, it seems that every other day, a new app is launched promising better sleep by providing white noise or relaxing calming sounds, such as rain drops. Other people swear by essential oils or specific bedtime rituals to help them sleep, such as  warm soothing baths or moments of meditation. And …

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How To Choose the Best Sunscreen

Picture your vacation scene: you are laying on a warm, sandy beach with a cool drink close by, the warm breeze ruffles your hair, while the smell of saltwater rises in the air. You are loving the hot sun on your skin, and you’ve escaped winter’s frigid temperatures. But in the back of your mind, you’re worried about whether your sunscreen is protecting you from burning, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging. With so many sunscreens on the market, how do you choose which one best protects your skin? Not to mention SPF, and the fact that most of us still want …

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Get Rid of Winter Skin

Winter’s harsh weather takes a toll on your largest organ – your skin! While drinking enough water and eating healthy are key ingredients, there are other ways to be proactive. Take it from our highly qualified estheticians: treatments, topical creams and proper sun protection are an absolute must. The first step to gorgeous summer skin is getting rid of the old dead surface cells. Esthetician  Mirela Otoiu Stanescu recommends a Gel Peel to start. Follow this up with a an Oxygen Facial or Collagen Facial to boots hydration, rejuvenate skin, and increase elasticity. According to Mirela, another key element is …

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Summer Glow

For those of us not blessed enough to live in the southern hemisphere, getting enough rays for a tan can be tricky. Pasty winter skin can be a little … well, embarrassing. Have no fear, Vita Liberata is here! Be a bronzed goddess with their range of professional products and fabulous self-tanners. Here are the details on a few of the most popular products. Be informed to customise the best routine for you! 1. Spray Tan Vita Liberated is a non-toxic and organic formula. The active ingredient DHA, is derived from sugar beets, and is a safe way to tan. …

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