Sunday, 27 February 2011

Saving your skin!

The International Dermal Institute recently published a fantastic article on the savage affects of winter on our skins. Heres an extract, I hope you find it useful! Dont forget, we have skin experts at OMG and are really happy to talk to you about your skin and how to get it in its best health. We sell all the products below - in salon or on line shop

•Switch out your foaming cleanser for a soothing gel cream instead to replenish lipids and soothe sensitivity. Try dermalogica’s UltraCalming Cleanser.

•Sweep away flakey, dull skin cells with Daily Resurfacer that gentle smoothes and brightens while hydrating the skin at the same time.

•Layer on hydration and reduce tightness by spritzing after cleansing and throughout the day over makeup choose from MultiActive Toner, Antioxidant HydraMist or UltraCalming Mist.

•For sore, red, irritated skin, comfort with a generous application of UltraCalming Serum Concentrate and use UltraCalming Relief Masque a few times a week to soothe and calm.

•Change to a heavier weight moisturizer for more nourishment and protection like Super Rich Repair for day and night.

•If it’s super cold, try a healing balm like Climate Control on exposed areas like lips, nose and cheekbones for extra protection and healing.

•Repair and diminish dry skin and lines by gently patting Intensive Eye Repair around your eyes.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Pre night nerves!

Tomorrow we are heading to London, for the Professional Beauty Awards evening.  OMG have reached the finals for Best Small Employer.  After submitting a portfolio and myself attending a grilling, sorry, interview session in front of 8 judges!,  in London a few weeks ago, the winner was decided. Who will win? We will find out tomorrow - piccies to come!

New treatment menu

I am so excited that our new treatment brochure is here! Its taken a whole shed of researching, planning and designing to get it just right and I am so proud of it! We even have a few piccies of our clients and employees in it! And there are over 22 new services, such as cooling stone facials, mens colour camo, vitamin c facials and on location wedding styling.  So no-one can say that we arent trying really hard to bring new ideas and treatments to our clients!!!! Its important to us that we remain current, fresh, innovative and inspiring as a company and our new brochure helps us along the way to that goal. Its style is more editorial, more of a magazine feel to it and so far the feedback has been super. Our website is being updated as we speak!

Ice Ice Baby!

Sorry for lack of posts lately, but life here has been manic!  I managed to fly off to Finland last week and skate a marathon 40k on a frozen lake in Kuopia. It was minus 28 degrees at certain points and it took me 3 hours 20 minutes. I am still collecting money, but it looks like I will have raised £1000 for our local Hospice, the Prospect. It was a massive challenge for me, certainly psychologically, I had a few demons to conquer as I was skating round. But the money raised has made it all worth it. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Fly Beauty

I dont know about you, but I get bored when waiting for a flight and often spend my time ambling around the shops, not really doing anything. But what better way to start your holiday with a bit of pampering! A new salon is set to open in Gatwick’s North Terminal this summer. The Travel Spa is part of the planned 10,000sq ft No.1 Traveller Lounge, which will also house a mini cinema and games facilities.

Any passenger will be able to buy access to the lounge for £20 and can then buy, massages, manicures, hairdressing services and have access to the showering facilities at the TravelSpa.
Sounds good to me. Sometimes a holiday is the only time I have to stop and pamper myself, so I know where I will be heading next time I go to Gatwick North!

Its all for charity!

Sorry for the lack of postings recently, I have been hard at work and hard at training.  I have put myself up to skate a marathon on a frozen lake in Finland in three weeks time! Im raising money for our local hospice, The Prospect. Many of our clients and families have needed their help over the years and I thought that to do something challenging would be a way to raise funds and help them. My targets £500 and I am half way there.
So its early 6am visits to the gym, evening training, skating sessions and a healthy diet for me. After a hard slog  to start with (my body didnt know what had hit it!) I am now feeling great and cant wait to hit this challenge face on!! I hope I can make it round and raise soemmoney for a worthwhile cause.