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Invest Invent Invite – Small business commentary

Small business can be a solo challenge. Most of us go into a small business because we have an expertise in the product and/or service we provide. We learn how to run a business on the job, usually by trial and error. It can be overwhelming at first as you come to grips with staff management, accounting, marketing, PR and…

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Five Ways Paddington A very Special Place

Five Ways Paddington has a very special place in my heart; it’s the place that my dreams have been made. This very unique and special part of the world is nestled in the heart of Paddington. It is an area that is enriched by its community. The vibrancy of the area is perpetuated by a commonality between residents, businesses and…

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Cleansing Lesson YOU need to read.

Women sadly only typically cleanse their skin for 3 seconds (men are even less). Yet cleansing the skin properly is the foundation for all your skincare routine. Inefficient cleansing can be the cause of breakout, congestion, sensitivity and other adverse skin reactions. Here are my top tips to perfect cleansing 1. Twice a day and a double cleanse in the…

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Winter Skin Saving Advice

Winter weather is the biggest culprit for dry skin. There are many factors that contribute to the drying and dehydration of skin during the winter months. Firstly, oil does not travel as easily across the skin like it does in summer. Just think of a knob of butter in a frypan. Secondly, in very cold climates the water present in…

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Waxing Lyrical

Just like oils aint oils waxes are not waxes. The quality of your hair removal can be put down to the quality of the wax over the service provider. Did I hear a  gasp? So few people; actually realize the importance of good wax. A great wax has a very high quality resin which gives the wax flexibility, pliability and…

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Ingredients versus benefits

With today’s technology and understanding of the skin it seems to bring more confusion than clarification. Clients and friends seem more confused on what they should be looking for in a skincare product than ever. There is always great hype over the “miracle” ingredient where I believe the focus needs to rest solely on the benefits. There is no one…

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Finding balance

I have always found a great irony in some of the biggest facts within beauty industry. Did you know the number one customer concern is dehydration, not lines, not pimples? Yet the industry promotes extensively to exfoliate and not as strongly to mask. The irony is exfoliating and not masking can be the biggest cause of dehydration. Allow me to explain.…

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When a rose is not a girl’s best friend

A rose is not a girl’s best friend when it is a shower rose. OK I know it is cold and there is nothing like a hot shower to warm the bones, however keep your face out. I am surprised how many people put the face directly under the shower. I am not sure if it makes people feel free by…

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I had a dream……..Spa versus Salon

What comes to mind when you think of a spa versus a beauty salon? There are so many elements and modalities that make up the beauty industry that straight out definitions are difficult, even for those of us within the industry. So how do clients know which style of business will give them what they are after? Let’s face it…

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Whoopsie hows your tootsies!

Summer feet! If you look down at your feet right now how dry and calloused are they? In summer we tend to wear thongs and sandals which are very high impact on our feet, which in turn dries them and toughens them. The hard impact stimulates a normal body response to protect and therefore the skin starts to build a…

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