Sunday, 9 March 2014

Weekly update #3


Monday - college, at the start of the day i had a planning lesson for some group work we have to do, which was kind of boring. Then this man came in bit later and told us about how to apply for student finance, which was helpful to me as i need to do that for when i apply to beauty therapy level 4 and 5, and then we were on the computers for like 3 hours doing our assignments and other work we had to finish. In my practical lesson later on, i did an formative assessment in aromatherapy massage.
Tuesday - I was at home and didn't really do anything, just watched a bit of telly and wrote a blog post.
Wednesday - I'm meant to have two lessons on a Wednesday but one of my teachers couldn't come in so i just had my function skill English lesson for 2 hours then went home. when i got home all i did was write a blog post.
Thursday - I was at home and all i did was go food shopping with my dad and i think i wrote a blog post but i cant remember lol.
Friday - College, i had two practical lessons facial electricals were i practiced facial galvanic, and then body electricals were i was just been a client for one of my friends, i had faradic and galvanic.
Saturday - I went shopping with my mom and brought one of my birthday presents and a play-suit for when i go on holiday, and i brought some makeup from MUA and three nail polish's from sinful colors which i got in the 3 for 2 offer in boots.

Blog posts
Professional beauty haul
Jan and Feb favorites
Galvanic beauty treatment


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What is Galvanic // Beauty Treatments

So this is another post to go along with the beauty therapy series i am currently doing. This series is all about beauty treatments you can have in a salon or a SPA, that either people don't know about or people don't know what it actually does or the benefits of it are.

So today's treatment i am going to talk about is Galvanic
The picture below shows you were you can have the treatment done, and what it looks likes when you have the treatment done on your face and body
All pictures are taken from Google.

Galvanic is a treatment which is used for breaking down and helping cellulite disappear, this is done by softening the area.

Cellulite is thought to be fat cells trapped in the matrix (structure that holds skin cells together, located in the bottom layer of skin). Cellulite is cool to the touch due to trapped toxins, fluid and poor circulation.

You can have galvanic on your Body and face


Improves lymphatic circulation
Improves blood circulation
Helps soften hard scar tissue (scars)
Aids dispersal of cellulite

A low direct current passes through to the skin tissues, the current goes through electrically conductive pads which are places into dampened sponges which are covered in anti cellulite gel, the current then pushes the gels into the skin which mobilises the fat cells and releases trapped fluids.

You have two pads, one on the problem area which is the active pad and one on the opposite side which is not active.

You can feel a tingling sensation a bit like pins and needles, this is the treatment doing its job.

Your therapist will cleanse and exfoliate the skin to bring blood to the surface and to make sure there is nothing on the top layer of skin.

Firming gel should be applied at home to help along with the treatment.


You may be thinking 'but i don't get cellulite on my face' well you are right you don't but the facial galvanic is used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, scaring and removes impurities.

As you can see from the pictures above facial galvanic is very different to body as you don't use pads you use metal electrodes, which are rolled over the face, neck and decolletage. Electro lotion and galvanic gels (Different gels chosen depending on your skin type)are placed onto the skin instead of onto pads, The client holds an unactive electrode and then the therapist moves the active electrodes over the skin, you will taste a metal taste that is when you know the treatment is working.

The treatment is performed like a regular facial, so you will also have a cleanse, exfoliate, massage and mask depending on your skin type, if you have dry or sensitive skin then you can but if you have oily skin then you don't have the massage and mask as the treatment leaves a antibacterial layer on the skin which helps reduce spots and oiliness.

If you type into Google galvanic treatments then loads of pictures will come up with the results of the treatment and you will see how amazing this actually is once you have had a course of the treatment.

I think i have covered everything but if you do have any questions fell free to ask.

Other treatments i have done posts on:
Beauty therapy level 3

Sunday, 2 March 2014

January and February Favorites // Makeup - Skincare

Hello everyone, so today i am doing a favorites post these are a few products that i have been using for both January and February and have been loving very much.


Maybelline BROW drama sculpting mascara in dark brown
I brought this at clothes show live for £5 last year, i had wanted to try it for a while so i thought i would pick it up, and lets just say im glad i did. The brush is a bit weird and kind of big so this would be best for people with thick brows. This is great to use when you are in a rush in the morning and don't have time to take forever filling them in with a powder or a pencil. The colour is really good for me not orangey at all and it sets my brows in place all day.

Benefit high beam
I brought this quite a while ago and have been using it of and on since and using it in different ways, but i have recently found a way to wear it that i really like. I use it after foundation and concealer but before powder as it is a liquid product, i put a bit on the back of my hand and then take a brush and dab it on to my cheek bones, it makes me look really glowy and is very natural, when i have finished putting on my powder products i take what ever is left on the brush and dab a bit more on top of my blush.

Rimmel accelerator endless mascara 
Again a product i got at clothes show, it was in a set for £5 which is a bargain as this is more than £5 by itself. People have said that its meant to have fibers in it but i haven't noticed them, but this dose make my lashes look realllly long and full, its really easy to apply and the product makes your lashes look lovely.

Bourjois colour burst lip crayon in peach on the beach
This is a great product to use on those days when you are just wearing a bit of makeup but still want a pop of colour on your face, its really long lasting and actually stains the lips, its very glossy and moisturising and the colour looks lovely on the lips.


Clinique all about eyes rich
I got given two samples of this from my aunt as she didn't want them and i ended up loving it a lot. Its very moistursing and i really like using it at night time, i use it before my moisturiser so it can really do its job by the eye area and doesn't have any night cream in the way. I really like this and i might be putting the full size on my birthday list depending on the price.

Lush charity pot hand and body lotion
My mom brought me this little pot for Christmas and i must say it is a lovely product. Its not greasy and moisturises you so well, i have only used it as a hand cream but i will try it after i have shaved my legs and if it doesn't sting my legs then the big size is going on my birthday list. When your in lush you should pick one of these up its only £1 and its a lovely product.

The body shop camomile sumptuous cleansing butter
Another product i got for Christmas, i asked for this as people are always going on about cleansing butters so i thought i would ask for a tub of this, its a hard product but once you take some out and warm it up in between your fingers, its turns in to a cream product, i put is straight onto a makeup full face and massage it in, its great as it lifts all the makeup and dirt of the skin ready to be washed away, once i have massaged it in i take a dampened cotton pad and wipe it of i don't use it to take my eye makeup of but i do go over my eyes to make sure everything of, i then wash my face in the shower to make sure everything it off. Its a bit oily but is doesn't leave a residue on the skin.

Therapeutics spot serum
This is just a small sample size that i got when i brought a face wash and sponge at clothes show last year. But as you only need a tiny bit im sure it will last a while. It smells minty and the skin tingles a little when you put it on so it feels like its actually doing something and its really nice, i wont buy the full size as its not overwhelmingly good but i do like it.

Clinique dramatically different moistusing lotion +
I got this sample for Christmas in a set and i ended loving it, its very light but very moisturising and is great under makeup. It smells a bit weird but i can get over that, i really love this and again depending on the price this might be going on my birthday list.