Monday, March 7th
A few weeks ago, I was finally able to catch up with facialist Clare Peters whose magic hands have perfected the skin of it girls like Sadie Frost and Cara Delevingne. I’d previously seen her for a 111SKIN facial which I thought was a perfect combination of pamper with results. This time around she suggested I try the Venus Viva a new treatment she’s just added to her offering. Her new space at Joshi Clinic on Wigmore Street is not just lush but also super convenient.
What is the Venus Viva?
a high tech resurfacing treatment that uses radio frequency and needles to even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles,acne scars, stimulate collagen production and improve overall quality of skin tone.
How does it feel?
I was a bit nervous before the treatment as I hadn’t had a treatment like this for so long but Clare explained to me that the radio frequency minimises pain and helps to distribute the energy through all the needles. And she was right! The treatment was relatively painless. I was quite pink right afterwards but was fine after about three hours. Over the next few days the skin slowly dried and peeled away but not in a scary sort of way it was just a bit dry.
I’ve actually got quite sensitive skin so whenever I have treatments done I make sure to keep my face clean and hydrated with a sensitive skin moisturiser like Avene Hydra Optimale. I also didn’t wear make up, go to the gym or steam for three days just to let it really heal without being disturbed.
I’ll have to check back with you for full results but as for now I notice a difference in my pore size and have noticed my skin has more of a glow than it did before. I’d definitely recommend having this treatment done by Clare.
Facialist Clare Peters at Joshi Clinic performs a whole range of facial and body treatments starting at £100.
Wednesday, September 9th
I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the French fashion House Chloé. Literally all the items I’ve wanted for my spring-fall wardrobe…saddle bag, leather gladiator sandals, round gold rim glasses, suede boots, anything camel…is found in their last two collections. It’s probably because the collections have always retained the free flowing spirit of the seventies which I’ve been obsessed with since I first learned about hippies. Lucky for me, the high street has taken inspiration from Chloe and I’ve been able to find replicas at high street stores like Zara and Topshop. Check out my AW15 board on pinterest for inspiration. What’s your favourite trend this season?
Sunday, September 6th
For months I’ve been wanting to jump on the bandwagon and get my nails done in that pointy oval shape, (I’ve now learned it’s called ‘almond’) in a nude color. I never got them done because I was in the process of interviewing at different companies and I guess that having polish-free nails are associated with being smarter. Is that even true? Different topic, we can discuss this in the comments.
Regardless, my nails got a nice little break from nail polish and have actually stopped breaking. At some point, besides missing the process of painting my nails, I started to think having natural nails was actually trendy. Then the other day I got this idea of reshaping my normally square nails which had gotten to quite long. I’ve started with oval and will go pointer.
I’m actually really pleased with them as I’ve never had my nails this long before! I thought I was on to something different until I realized that I’m probably stuck in the middle of a trend; I went to the shop the other day and Emma Watson was sporting the same nails on the cover of Vogue! Also, I tried to show off my ‘nonconformist’ nails to my housemate who surprisingly or not, to my housemate had done the exact same thing!
Sunday, August 23rd
I tried to recreate Kylie Jenner’s signature lined lips and…
…it was a disaster!
I know people either love or hate Kylie Jenner, I happen to like her. I’m not saying I agree with everything she does but I like that, not being one of the better looking Kardashians, she has taken beauty into her own hands and along the way has also had such a huge impact on current beauty trends. *Hello full lips and long acrylic nails*
Inspired by Jenner, I’ve tried to over line my lips a few times over the past year with no success. So finally, I gave in and looked around for the best tutorial and decided to give it a go. The one I found most helpful was this one by Desi Perkins.
Things I learned
I realized that previously I was over-lining my entire lip, where I should have actually only overlined the cupids bow.
I also learned that I should only use a matte lip liner because anything else would draw attention to my natural lip line.
Truth be told, I don’t know if I’m just terrible at doing my makeup, my natural lip line is too thick to look normal or a mixture of all but this look looked terrible on me. I tried to get the best angle when taking the picture but it was hard to get rid of my natural lip line. Maybe I needed a more matte lip liner? I guess I’ll keep trying but I don’t see this working for me. Have you tried?