3D Lipo Review | Norwich Face & Body Clinic

Last week I was kindly invited to the opening launch event at Norwich Face & Body Clinic which is situated in the heart of Norwich on St. Benedicts Street. For everyone that hasn’t heard of Norwich Face & Body Clinic it a new clinic that offers a range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments including 3D lipo, sleeping beauty light therapy facial, wonderlash eye extensions, facial aesthetics (botox), eyebrow microblading and a variety of holistic therapies such as Reiki and Indian head massage.

Lauren McKaig, the director, got in contact last week prior to the opening and asked if I would like a complimentary treatment, I jumped at the chance to try the 3D Lipo machine. I had heard 3D Lipo after watching The Apprentice (2013), the year Leah Totton won and was able to pursue her business plan, a cosmetic clinic co-owned by Alan Sugar. So basically 3D Lipo reduces body fat by destroying fat cells instead of merely breaking them up and releasing them into the body.

On arrival I had a personal one to one consultation with my therapist who went through my medical history, targets and aspirations. Usually at this stage the therapist would design there client a tailor made programme, however I was here purely on a trial basis so we skipped straight into talking about three different treatments I could opt for;

  1. Crylipolysis which is for fat reduction. The fat cells are frozen- the extreme cold aims to destroy fat cells, which can then be “disposed of” by the body naturally in the weeks following the treatment.
  2. Ultrasound Cavitation which is for skin tightening. The ultrasound ruptures the fat cells, turning the cells into a liquid which is then carried away as waste. The cavitation is used to help with inch loss and to target pockets of fat.
  3. Radio Frequency which is for cellulite. It selectively heats skin tissues, which can cause collagen fibers to contract and produce new collagen. Designed to provide tighter looking skin. 3D Dermology and Radio Frequency can then be used to drain away useless fat cells through the lymphatic system, by using a special vacuum suction and rollers.

The treatment can be used on various areas of the body to improve the appearance; abdominal, thighs, knees, arms, hips and buttocks. I decided to have Crylipolysis on my lower abdominal area- I mean doesn’t every girl want that washboard stomach! The treatment didn’t cause me any discomfort at all, because the treated area is lowered to a temperature of -6 degrees of course initially it feels very cold but after 5/10 minutes the coldness disappears. The treatment lasted for around 60 minutes. After the treatment I advised to consume plenty of water and avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine and eating large meals. I was also advised there could be some bruising and numbness depending on how sensitive my skin was, thankfully I didn’t have any. I think its important people realise this isn’t a magical machine you need to change your thoughts and habits as well as maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle to get the best results post-treatment. You should start to see visible results after 8-12 weeks. It was great to experience how the machine actually works and all the different treatment available, I think it’s very clever that it can be programmed to suit the needs of the patient and give the results required. Lauren made me feel completely at ease throughout the whole process, she explained what she was doing at every stage and was completely honest in regards to the treatment and results.

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To view there full treatment and price list please click here.

Use my discount code ChanaNFBC to receive 50% off your 3D lipo treatment/s. Simply put the code into the booking notes when booking your 3D lipo consultation.

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Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Range | Review

I’ve been using the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range from Boots for about 2-3 weeks now, and I haven’t been disappointed…

I felt it was time to change my skincare range when I had a small breakout on my forehead, there not spots but little under the skin bumps- so frustrating and I need them gone. I’m pretty sure the breakout isn’t anything to do with my old skincare routine, but more to with my doctor changing my pill- why do they do that, it’s so annoying haven’t they heard the motto ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’. Anyway I thought it was about time I reviewed my skincare routine, I have very sensitive skin, and have suffered with eczema since a young age so I have to be extremely careful what products I use.

I’ve been using six products from the Tea Tree range; foaming face wash, exfoliating face scrub, cleansing & toning lotion, shine control day moisturiser and night treatment gel.

MY NEW SKINCARE MUST HAVES…

Foaming Face Wash (150ml £4.19)

Being one of the best sellers within the range I had high expectations for this product. I’ve been using this every morning and evening, I have to say it’s incredible! It leaves your face feeling super fresh, hydrated and removes makeup so easily.

Exfoliating Face Scrub (150ml £4.19)

I’ve only used this a couple of times so far as I tend to exfoliate once a week, but again happy with the results. Its not harsh like other face scrubs I’ve used! It left my skin so feeling so smooth.

Cleansing & Toning Lotion (150ml £3.99)

I’ve been most impressed with this product only because up until now I’ve not used a toner in my skincare routine. Personally I think the lotion is extremely effective, it removes any last traces of make-up and cleanses your skin at the same time. After using it my skin feels super clean, and completely refreshed. The only thing I would say is be careful using it close to your eyes because the strength of the Tea Tree makes your eyes water slightly- well it does mine.

Shine Control Day Moisturiser (75ml £4.19)

I’ve been using this daily after I have cleansed my skin within minutes my skin is soft, smooth and shine free. It works great as a make-up base however because of its silky gel texture, make sure you allow it a few minutes to absorb fully before you start applying your make-up. I have to say when I first purchase this I was apprehensive about the texture, as all the other moisturisers I have tried over the years have been more of a cream formula. Now that I have seen the results I won’t be using anything else.

Night Treatment Gel (75ml £3.29)

This product is literally incredible, the first time I used this I was astonished by the results. I’ve been applying this every night before bed, when I wake up in morning and I can definitely see that any spots or blemishes have been dramatically reduced! I have found the gel texture melts effortlessly into my skin leaving it feeling incredibly fresh and moisturised.

Spot Wand (3.5ml x2 £4.49)

I tend to use this on top of the shine control day moisturiser or night treatment gel if I have one or two noticeable spots. I think you can feel it work straight away from the moment you apply the product. I love the fact it has a day and night formula- I do however think the night works better than the day in my opinion.

I’m so happy I decided to change the skincare routine, I feel the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Range has changed my skin for the better. The range is very reasonably price and is usually in the 3 for 2 promotion Boots run on selected skincare and indulgent body care. I’ve still got the small bumps under my skin on my forehead but no spots! I will be revisiting the doctors to see if I can be put back on my old pill, hopefully then I will start to see more positive changes. I’ll keep you updated with how my skincare routine progresses over on my Instagram.

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Demi Simmonds Flawless Faces Everyday Look Masterclass | Review

I recently attended Demi Simmonds everyday look masterclass which was held at BMW Norwich, I thought I would tell you a bit more about my experience. For those of you that don’t know Demi is a make-up artist based in Norfolk that specialises in glam make-up, she has her own studio based in Spixworth but will travel for weddings.

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With the venue being BMW it was obviously very clinical, sleek and well lit. Demi done a great job with the set up. On entrance you were served a glass of bubbles, offered the cutest cupcake and gifted a goodie bag. The masterclass started at 6:30pm there were no delays. Demi started by introducing herself and moderated throughout so we in what order she applied her daily make-up, the products she was using an how she applies them. We received two pieces of literature; one was a voucher offering us £5.00 off voucher for all Flawless Faces services and the other was a print out of the products that she was using on the evening.

Eyebrows

Dip Brow Pomade (4g) by Anastasia Beverly Hills £19.00 shade medimum brown

NYX Professional Make-up control freak eyebrow gel (9g) £6.50 shade clear

Face

Lait Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser by Embryolisse (75ml) £19.50

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (30ml) £32.00 shade 7

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (6ml) £8.99 shade light

No-Colour powder (85g) by RCMA £13.00

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (8g) £34.00 shade 2 medium

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder £25.00 shade dark deep

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Power (8g) £25.50

Primark blusher shade desire

Doll Light Highlighter (12g) shade shine bright £15.00

Spritz.Mist.glow (Set 3 x 118ml) by Mario badescu £16.00

Eyes

NYX Professional Make-up Matte Liquid Liner £8.00

Khloe False Eyelashes by Doll Beauty £10.00

Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive White (5ml) £4.99

Lips

Primark nudes lip kit gloss £3.00 shade mesmerize

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip liner £3.99 shade addition

After Demi had finished showing us her everyday look she then demonstrated how she transitioned it into a evening look by simply adding a small amount of bronzer over the lid and brightened the lip using a red lipstick rather than nude gloss. I have to say it was very simple but very effective. As well as telling us her most rated product she also let us in on her top tips! My favourite being her Iconic London Illuminator duplicate; she mixes Superdrug’s Vitamin E Hydrating Mist (150ml £2.99) and Barry M Dazzle Dust bronze (£4.59) she uses to spritz her face and body to give an all over summery glow.

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Overall I was really impressed with the whole experience. Demi came across very well, she seems like a down to earth girl with a great understanding and major passion for what she does. Follow Flawless Faces on Instagram to be kept with future masterclass, booking availability and more…

HD Brows Sculpt, Glow & Sun Sticks Review

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HD Glow Stick (Rose Gold £22.00)

HD Glow Stick (Champagne £22.00)

HD Sculpt Stick (Warm £22.00)

HD Sculpt Stick (Cool £22.00)

HD Sun Stick (£22.00)

Up until now I have never tried HD brows make-up, I just knew they were the brand behind the UK’s number one brow treatment. I was lucky enough to be gifted the five sticks to try, at which time I decided to collaborate with my friend Rebecca Perfect MUA– She is a qualified make-up artist specialising in glam style makeup so I knew she was the right woman for the job!

HD Glow Sticks

Both shades are just fabulous! Out of the whole range of products these two sticks are my absolute favourite- they’re simply gorgeous. Before using these products I always highlighted with a powder, I think like most ladies I’ve just stuck to what I know. However since trying these highlighter balms I’ve changed my opinion- because I have quite dry skin they worked incredibly well! They gave me a lovely natural glow, lifting  and brighten my entire face. I will be intrigued to see how long lasting they are as I know cream products usually have a little less staying power than powders.

HD Sculpt Sticks

I was really excited to used these two sculpt sticks as I usually contour with a cream but from a contour palette, so I thought it would be so much easier to apply the product using sticks and then blend out with brush or beauty blender. I did end up with a lovely seamless contoured look but I felt the formula could have been slightly more on the creamy side as they were a little difficult to blend. Rebecca used a mixture of the two shades whilst creating the look, simply to see how they both came out against skin tone. Whilst I think shade ‘warm’ most suited my complexion I do feel that a darker shade could be added to the collection, as well as a concealer shade to apply in the areas you want to make stand out. I will keep experimenting with the sculpt sticks but probably will combine them with the palette I normally use, unless HD Brows decide to launch a couple of extra shades.

 

HD Sun Stick

I don’t know about you guys but I love anything that gives me a summery glow! And this sun stick defiantly does that… It’s the perfect shade. This is going to be so ideal for my holiday, I will apply this to my bare skin as during the day the weather’s too hot for a full face of foundation. I found the sun stick complimented the sculpt sticks impeccably well!

All five sticks are paraben free meaning there completely free from any harmful chemicals. They come in matte black, lightweight packaging making them super easy to transport in your make-up bag. Girls if you looking for that natural summer glow then look no further- find your local HD make-up stockist here, go and try there new sculpt, glow & sun sticks for yourself, go get sunkissed!

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My First Blogger Event | John Lewis Norwich Showcasing The Best Of Their Summer Fashion & Beauty Collection

When a direct message appeared in my inbox from Florence inviting me to the first ever John Lewis, Norwich blogger event I felt overwhelmed with excitement. My first thought was- what am I going to wear!?! Being a weekday I knew I would have work during the day therefore I needed an outfit that was smart/casual, so I went for the classic white shirt paired with khaki skinny trousers.

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Shirt (Next sale)

Trousers (Next sale)

Sandals (Next sale)

Bag (Mulberry)

Eventually the day came of the event and in all honesty, I had no idea what to expect. All I had to go off was the formal invitation I had received via the post, which read:-

Join us on the night for;

A chance to view our exclusive women’s summer fashion collection

Try beauty products from Clinique, Dior, Mugler, Origins & Sisley

Hair styling demonstrations by GHD & Dyson

Nail polish updates by Jessica Nails

Cocktails by the Rooftop Garden

Nibbles by Waitrose”

I had organised to meet Hannah Marie, a fellow Norwich blogger beforehand, we took a few photographs nearby  and then headed for John Lewis customer services where we were told to meet for 6 o’clock. We were two of the first to arrive, we were seated before being shown through to a room that had been set up purely for us- Yes, it was off the shop floor which made it feel that little bit more exclusive. The room was set up beautifully with counters from the following brands Sisley, Dior, Clinique, Origins, Jessica Nails, Mugler, Dyson, GHD, IzziRainey and Boden. In addition to this the Rooftop Gardens had their own bar area serving cocktails & mocktails- unfortunately I was driving so opted for the Virgin Strawberry Collins mocktail (£4.50) which was so refreshing. Waitrose & John Lewis had put together some nibbles which included a mixture of both savoury and sweet options- there was even a vegan selection. I headed straight for the breaded king prawns- OMG yum!

On arrival everyone was every polite, it took all of about 10 minutes before everyone got there cameras out photographing/video recording. Gradually as everyone became more comfortable the room got louder and louder…

Gin

I was greeted by a lovely lady offering a small sample shot of gin- I didn’t need asking twice. There were two options to choose from, either Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur (50cl £15.00) or Firebox Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur (50cl £40.00). I love something a bit fruity so I went for the Edinburgh Gin- it was delicious, you could definitley taste that it was infused with rhubard & ginger, but it wasn’t overpowering. It would be lovely served straight over ice or simply added to a glass of prosecco.

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Dyson

I watched a demonstration by the lovely stylist Lydia showing how to blow dry your hair into pin curls to achieve big, volumised, wavy hair. When it comes to my hair i’m super lazy, currently I go to the salon to have my hair washed and blow-dried for pure ease. However, after seeing how super lightweight and easy the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is to use my hair routine might be changing sooner rather than later! Apparently, it’s all about the airflow not about the heat- Dyson have enhanced the size of the airflow to create a high-velocity jet for faster drying. They’ve also made all the attachments magnetic making it extremely quick to click them on and off during styling/drying. Finally, the feature that sold it for me was the weight of the product- its superlight meaning you don’t end up with an aching arm half way through, instead you can achieve the perfect salon blow dry in the comfort of your own home.

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Sisley

Debbie on Sisley showed me the wonderful Black Rose collection :-

Black Rose Cream Mask (60ml £105) InStyle Best Beauty Buys Award Winner

If you’re looking for ‘instant youth’ this is the product for you. Debbie applied this to my hand first explaining you’d leave the product on for about 10/15 minutes (in this case she didn’t as time was getting on) then removed it using a cotton pad- it left my hand so soft!

Black Rose Precious Face Oil (25ml £150) InStyle Best Beauty Buys Award Winner

The face oil was then moisturised into my hand which I have to say, smelt incredible. It does seem rather expensive, 25ml of product for £150 but Debbie explained you only need the tiniest amount- a little goes a long way.

Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream (50ml £134)

Debbie finished the with the infusion cream leaving my hand visibly brighter.

I was surprised how silky my hand felt after all three products had been applied, there was no stickiness from built-up of product. I would recommend popping to the Sisley counter in John Lewis, Norwich for a skin consultation. It’s definitley not the cheapest skincare range but whats the saying? You get what you pay for.

Origins

Origins x Madeleine Shaw Glow-Co-Nuts Hydrating Coconut Moisture Mask (100ml £26.50)- Simply Wow! Lorna pampered me with this limited edition moisture mask which is made with coconut, apricot, orange and lime oils- it smells amazing. You can either apply it morning or night after cleansing for 10 minutes or you can leave it on overnight to let it work its magic whilst you sleep- that’s what I’m going to be doing once a week! I have very dry skin so more hydration the better, I can’t wait for my skin to feel soft and hydrated. Go and see Lorna on the Origins counter in John Lewis, Norwich for your FREE feel good mini facial. Also follow her on Instagram to be kept up to date with new launches, offers and advice.

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GHD

The talented Jessica styled my hair on the evening. I popped my bum on the seat allowing her to do what she wanted with my hair in hope that she would curl it- which she did! Jessica began curling my hair with the GHD hair straighteners whilst informing me about the limited-edition stylers available. The GHD Limited Edition Hair Straighteners (£139) are available in two shades earth gold and pure gold both coming with a heat-resistant bags which would be so handy for when I’m travelling! The new straighteners are curved making curling your hair so much easier- Genius! They reach up to 185c in 25 seconds and have an automatic sleep mode that turns them off after 30 minutes of non-use, I don’t know about you but I’m forever leaving the house then calling my mum to check I’ve turned my straighteners off! Overall, I think the new improved GHD’s are stylish, practical and well worth the money, I’m going to be adding them to my Christmas list- too soon?

The evening went so quickly that I didn’t get round all of the brands- some people say I talk way too much! In this case it’s clearly true. On exit we were all given personalised (yes, personalised! I know…) gift bags filled with lots of goodies and treats for us to try. A huge thank you to John Lewis for putting on such an amazing first event, I can’t wait to see what’s next…

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