Author: jumoke Alabi

Spa Pedicures – Are they really worth it?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Spa Pedicure or a normal Pedicure? I’ll tell you what, it’s a lot more than just  a professional toenail job. A Spa Pedicure is a procedure which cleans and removes the dead skin cells from the feet and toenails. It helps prevent nail diseases. The pedicure is also accompanied by a foot massage that rejuvenates the skin as well as relaxing the muscles. But what really sets it apart is the fact that it’ll be a longer service, with more steps — an aromatic exfoliating scrub, hydrating mask, hot towel wrap, jelly pedicures and paraffin dips are also on the menu at alot of places and this are the things that’ll make the spa pedicure last longer and feel more luxurious. If you’re more adventurous, you can invest in a fish pedicures (where you dip your feet into a tank full of tiny fish which nibble away at the hard skin on your feet!  But in general, they will help to remove excess dead hard …

Hammam – Scrubbing Away the Moroccan Way

A Hammam (which in Arabic means “spreader of warmth”) is a traditional cleansing ritual that many Moroccans take part of once a week. Think of a hammam as urrmm….an oversized sauna. First you enter a warm steam room to let your pores open, followed by a coating of olive oil soap. Then (the part that foreigners find freaky)….the “gommage”…..this is where all the dead layers of skin are rubbed off with a glove that feels like it is made of super rough sand paper. You’re then covered in a full body clay mask, which is washed off with ice-cold water to close your pores (eek!!). The ritual ends with a soothing massage.

Skincare Tips: Taming the oil – Revealing a glow

Have you ever wondered how you could make your skin glow?  Ever meet someone and just couldn’t help admire their beautiful skin? Here are a few suggestions on how you can get that kind of skin.  Most are easy, simple and cost very little. So treat your skin with care and watch your skin glow. To properly care for your skin, you have to first identify your skin type.  Skin is usually categorised into either dry, sensitive, oily or both i.e. combination skin.  A high percentage of African/Caribbean skins will tend to be combination/oily skin types but skin dosen’t depend on your race, genetics, lifestyle & age all contribute to determine your type. If you fall into this category, the bad news is that while you are more likely to suffer from outbreaks and the dreaded shine (usually when you’re at an event or party praying that you don’t look like someone’s just fried an egg on your face because all your make-up seems to have literally melted off your face) the good news is that you are less likely to develop wrinkles at a young age.  

Lips Lashes and Brows – Transforming Your Look in minutes

Looking good can be simple and less complicated than it may seem. Not everyone in my opinion have the eyes to confidently pull off eye-shadows however it’s not necessarily the main factor to achieving the perfect look. Concentrating on your lips and lashes and brows could give you the instand ‘wow’ look you’ve me trying to pull off. Follow a few simple pointers for quick fixes and a whole new you! Eyebrows Perfectly groomed brows encompass the beauty of the face and make an immediately visible impact when looked at as they form a frame for the eyes as well as the face. Six Tips for the perfect arched eyebrow!