Beauty

Natural alternatives to Botox and Fillers and growing old gracefully

Natural alternatives to Botox and Fillers and growing old gracefully

 It’s a new year and most of us including myself like to start it with new years resolutions.   To be perfectly honest I had enough of doing this a while back and have decided to accept that I am who I am.   I am starting to realise that I can’t be the perfect […]

Preventing Excessively Dry Skin on Winter Hands and Feet

Preventing Excessively Dry Skin on Winter Hands and Feet

For many of us the cold clear days bring more than just rosy cheeks, they also bring unpleasant dryness to the skin all over our body. Nowadays, overall grooming is what matters most, not just taking care of your face. What I would say to you … once your hands and feet are looking better, […]

The Gut and its connection to Acne.

The Gut and its connection to Acne.

The amount of information that can be found on the Internet these days is crazy and can quite often leave you feeling stressed and even more confused. I hope that by the time you finish reading this, you will get a clearer picture of the connection between the gut and acne, plus what you can […]

Autumn 2017: Beauty in Oppositions

Autumn 2017: Beauty in Oppositions

By the time you read this article, there will be a matter of days until the first fashion week of the season. New York kick starts the run, introducing the greatest trends of Spring/Summer 2018. Time flies, and even if I am writing this piece in mid August and do not follow fashion trends in […]

Guys…give your feet a summer makeover and banish those infections!

Guys…give your feet a summer makeover and banish those infections!

Feet are a real indicator of our general health. At one point or another, most of us will be afflicted with a nail or foot infection, which can be painful and embarrassing, but very common.   Fungal nail infections are very easy to catch. Mostly they are caused by different types of yeast, that live […]

It’s Time to Log Off

It’s Time to Log Off

Last September myself and my partner moved into our new home and by the time we had dealt with the stress of unpacking everything and doing some basic refurbishments, two months had passed already and it suddenly occurred to me that we still hadn’t connected the TV. I started having second thoughts about plugging it […]

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Sun Protection for all ages

Sun Protection for all ages

Childhood is the time during which exposure to UV radiation is more likely to lead to skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression and skin cancer.   I remember going to the beach pretty much every day in the summer with my brother, sunbathing for a good 5-6 hours a day under the sizzling sun […]

Wedding Make Up: Professional or DIY ? The choice is yours.

Wedding Make Up: Professional or DIY ? The choice is yours.

On your wedding day, you will be the centre of attention. So what better day to let our expert team of make-up artists prepare your make-up?   We at Shine recommend that you book at least 1 make up trial before the big day. This is so important for the make-up artist and for you, […]

Coping with sensitivities and the crashing body.

Coping with sensitivities and the crashing body.

  I may have tempted fate, because as soon as I said “my skin hasn’t looked this flawless in a long time” and that “it’s been ages since I was sick”, it all went down hill from there. The combination of having a difficult week at work, battling a mini mid life crisis and not […]

Breaking Bad Habits

Breaking Bad Habits

Everyone has a bad habit that they want to give up, and when is the best time to do that if not in the New Year? February? How have you done so far? Whether it’s leaving wet towels on the bed or sleeping with a full face of makeup, we’re all guilty of something because…we […]

New Year New Finds

New Year New Finds

  This January, we discover which ingredients and trends to look out for in 2017. Last year saw a number of ingredients that promised successful effects on skin health. These results-driven ingredients became a staple in every beauty blog and every magazine due to their effectiveness.         Hydrating Hyaluronic acid, antioxidant Algae, […]

Home made gift ideas and great treatments.

Home made gift ideas and great treatments.

At Shine we are already wishing our lovely clients merry Christmas and making appointments for next year. Oh yes, the most magical time of the year is approaching so very fast and by the time you have read this article, the main streets and shopping centres of London will be crowded with people, hunting for […]

Facial Steaming for Healthy Skin

Facial Steaming for Healthy Skin

As we are approach the British winter, we comfort ourselves with everything that brings more heat to our lives.   We wrap ourselves with comfy woolen clothes, pamper ourselves with heat therapies such as hot stone massages and dream about sunny escapes, booking visits to spas, where we can soak in warm whirlpools and indulge […]

The big issue: The use of microbeads in beauty products

The big issue: The use of microbeads in beauty products

This year cosmetic and beauty industries, have been going through a global debate to eliminate the use of microbeads in skincare and personal hygiene products.   Microbeads are solid plastic particles, less than five milimeters in size, found in many beauty products including face and body exfoliators, scrubs and toothpaste. These particles act as buffing […]

The Booming 50’s

The Booming 50’s

Historians use the word “boom” to describe a lot of things about the 1950s: the booming economy, the booming suburbs, the so-called “baby boom.”   What do we associate with the 1950’s? Great films, iconic movie stars, timeless fashion and beauty; these are just a few things that the era was famous for.     […]

1950s Hair & Beauty photo shoot

1950s Hair & Beauty photo shoot

      Shine is very excited to reveal its 2nd period inspired photo shoot; the glorious 1950’s! Once again, we collaborated with Charlotte Mumford the multi-talented clothes stylist & photographer. We also have to give a massive thank you to Red’s True Barbecue Shoreditch for letting us use there spectacular venue!!           The glorious […]

Summer Skin Care

Summer Skin Care

Do you need a skincare routine to maintain your glowing skin? Do you not have much time because the park is calling? Oh London summer, so unpredictable, so indecisive and often moody. Yet July was a great success, so there is hope! So, you don’t feel like spending time in a hot bath with a […]

SPF = Sun. Protection. Fun

SPF = Sun. Protection. Fun

Britain is not known for it’s blistering hot summers. Alas, we often have short summers with more rain than sunshine.   Up to 40% of sun’s utraviolet (UV) radiation reaches the earth even on a cloudy day, leaving us exposed to the sun even when we don’t realise it. For this reason we should be […]

Top 5 Beauty Trends for 2016

Top 5 Beauty Trends for 2016

  The 5 top industry trends and topics being talked about in 2016 are right here for you.   Some beauty tips fade, others are just fads. Here we look at the power of natural minerals and how we can utilise them.     Seaweed Each year brings new innovation in the beauty and cosmetic […]

The BioSurface Peel by Dermalogica is here

The BioSurface Peel by Dermalogica is here

Shine Beauty is launching a new advanced face treatment within our Intelligent Skincare ethos.     After years of research and development, the skin health experts at the Dermalogica Institute are proud to introduce the new BioSurface ™ Peel and so are we!           What is a BioSurface Peel? BioSurface Peel […]