Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Catch up post by a naughty blogger...

Hi all, I have been a really naughty blogger as it has been a long time since I have blogged about anything. Give myself a little bit of a chance I have been extremely busy recently so much stuff going on with my job in salon, finishing up college and I haven't had a weekend with no plans for a while.

In the next couple of weeks I will be turning 25 and just recently it seems I am at the age that everytime I turn on my facebook on another friend has got engaged or another wedding invitation pops up, happy for them all of course and congratulations but I just keep asking myself what is it about this year? Well anyway couple of weeks ago my best friend came for a catch up and asked me to be maid of honour which I am so excited about helping her choose a dress, hen do and we have decided to have a little fun going to wedding fairs to try cake.

In my previous posts I have mentioned myself getting eyelash extensions, well since I have trained myself to do them. My salon did a Groupon deal for a half set £24 and longer time for £29 bit of a bargain but I have been rushed off my feet doing extensions and they are coming out of my ears. I like being busy though, nothing worse than an empty salon with nothing to do...After talking to many clients and looking at others doing extensions it does worry me that people with no beauty qualifications are able to do eyelash extensions and infact some cases not doing a great job. Most clients have an expectation of looking like a 'drag queen' from previous experiences,luckily our lashes are not too thick that they would never look like that. I'm no angel to begin with I was doing an OK job some peoples were falling off quickly but I do always have the support of the senior therapist with years of experience and after doing quite alot of sets now I am still learning but getting better it just takes practice. Surely the eye area is very delicate and can be very dangerous so if something was to go wrong who would you turn too for guidance?! When i first had eyelash extensions it was with a non-beautician she did an OK job but I felt a little awkard when I turned up to her room in a shared house it didn't seem professional it was also a little worrying that something may go wrong. Maybe I having a little winge for no reason but I just feel I have worked hard for a year studying beauty and others just step out of a one day course with a lash qualification?! Love to hear any thoughts? How do you feel? Do you prefer qualified or either? x S x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Busy Bee...

The last couple of weeks have been absolute manic I have been on holiday, moved out and working my butt off gaining more experience and being trained to do more beauty treatments alongside attending and finishing up at beauty school (college).

Holiday was amazing the weather wasn't perfect but it was nice to spend some time with my boyfriend and relax for a week. Before I left I had a few beauty treatments as it is in my perks with the job after all so I had a spray tan which I must say I have never had before and felt great having that glow before I went, I had Crazy Angel which wasn't too dark. I had a pedicure also but I decided to try out my own crystals on my big toe I put a gel top coat and cured it so the surface was completely smooth and it lasted for around three weeks. My chance to put Gel Polish on my nails came around so I put a neon pink OPI gel and it was such a lovely colour in the sun. And finally my eyelash extensions my one true love...waking up every morning, looking in the mirror and still feeling glam!

I also bought some new nail colours whilst away couldn't resist...

x S x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sun, Sea and Beauty

So its that time again for me I'm off on holiday to relax for a whole week, topping up on my tan and reading a book! So yesterday I went into town to get some new bits as I always like to have something I have never worn before when I go away...

I needed a new beach towel and spotted a tie dye one in H&M which I love (seen in the background).
My little perks of working in a salon I am being spray tanned before  but on holiday I will use Malibu dry oil love the smell!

I love Hawaiian Tropic also I have two of their after suns which soothe the skin and also use the SPF Lipgloss as that smells amazing.

I received some Anatomical Shower Gel and Scrub in my glossybox which is perfect to take away and exfoliate to make my tan last.

I really wanted a bright nail polish for my holiday so I saw a bright pink by China Glaze. When you put it on it comes up matte but the colour is gorgeous with a glossy topcoat also.

When I'm abroad I don't tend to wear lots of makeup in the evenings  so I just take a few essentials. As I have eyelash extensions also I tend not to put eye makeup on anyway just because I don't want to shorten the life of them. So I will take my MAC false eyelash mascara for my bottom lashes, Nars Blusher is anything favourite of mine in this bright pink and I will take some lipstick to add some colour such as MAC in a coral colour and recently a favourite is Jelly Pong Pong Lip Pen in Red.

To top it off I got this bright coloured flats from primark, love the colour and bargain price! Happy Days!

What are your holiday essentials? Do you do anything to prep beauty-wise for your holidays?

x S x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Filling in the corners

After the first time of having eyelash extensions they were put on really well but found there was not enough on the corners so was not 100% happy with them. Being in my new job in a beauty salon extensions are one of the most popular of treatments and one of the perks of working there is getting top ups when they need filling. I love them so much, waking up in the morning I feel great looking in the mirror and all I have to do it brush them. I have convinced my mum also to get a set and she has had so many complimentss . So thumbs up to eyelash extensions can't live without...!!!

x S x

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Not Enough Makeup

Being in beauty school and nearly coming to the end of my course I really wanted to get into the beauty industry to work and gain more experience it is something I have really found a passion for. I must say I have had quite a bad experience with one large cosmetics company...After applying 6 months before I had an interview it was all a normal interview with the usual retail parts of it about customers, products and even a math test, the area manager who interviewed me was lovely she made me feel less nervous as I was quite excited about even hearing back from them as it is one of my favourite brands I really wanted the job and would be perfect alongside my beauty course. The interview was over I was told no matter what I would hear some sort of news whether bad or good...2 months passed and nothing! So i decided to contact the manager who interviewed me rather than HR, she explained there was a mess up at head office and she was more than happy for me to interview for another position that was in a different store.

So No2 interview came along, this time as I knew what to expect I was more confident and because I have gained that little more experience in beauty I knew more about what to talk about. It went really well but then came the info...to wear more make up than I was already wearing! Now I love my make up don't get me wrong but I don't feel the need to have all of it, everyday on my face! It really did shock me as I believed it to be a more natural product company and one of my favourites but working there sounded not for me as I don't want to slap on layers of make up.

My Happy Ending
After months of applying and trying I am now working in a salon. My boss has been great helping get experience, clients and most importantly providing me with a job. Its really nice to have someone take a chance on me and help me with the beginning stages of my beauty career, it really is tough out there!
Have you had any bad experiences with large cosmetic companies? Not what you were expecting?

x S x