Archive of ‘Best Buys’ category

fabulous, relaxed photography in Herts, Beds & Bucks

By shahnaz


I have worked with so many photographers in the years I have been doing what I do and I have to say some have been good and some not so good sadly!

It’s important to have the right team on your wedding day as this will help things run smoothly and stress-free! Nobody gets it as right as Ian Waldron and it’s true Naturally Relaxed Photography need I say more?

Ian travels throught Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.

Skincare Used By Top Celebrities!

By shahnaz

People always compliment on how smooth, radiant and well moisturised my skin is even in the Winter months when the weather is unkind to the skin. I do all the usual things to help keep my skin looking youthful for example drinking plenty of water (minimum 2 litres a day) I eat lots of very brightly coloured vegetables (peppers, carrots, beetroot) and I stay away from alcohol,  take away and ready meals due to the high salt/fat content! But even the best of us need a helping hand.

My friend Carole Goddard who is a respected Skincare Specialist and Aesthetician and supplier of some of the most wonderful products for the face and body recommened that I try SkinSceuticals the US Brand of Skincare that has been in the UK for a few years but only available through some online stockists and very few salons.

I use the Emollience  Cream every morning, together with the Eye Cream and a number of special Serums designed for fighting the effects of ageing caused by exposure to the elements. Also I use the Night Cream and sometimes the Clay Mask as an extra boost! I’ve never looked back and wished that I had dicovered this sooner : )

So ladies it worth investing in a good skincare brand even if you’re in your 20’s as you’ll be thankful in the long run….remember that old Proverb Prevention Is Better Than Cure.

A few of my favourite things!!

By shahnaz

These are the essential beauty must haves that I carry in my make-up bag and will not leave home without!

Fist of all Dior Show Mascara, undoubtedly the best lengthening, voluminous and long lasting mascara on the market. Doesn’t smudge or turn gloopy.

Secondly I just cannot live without the  Mac Cremestick nude lip pencil in Creme O Spice it’s a perfect colour for most skin tones and on the days you don’t fancy a heavily made up look, just a hint of lip pencil with a lip balm can add that all important warmth!

I line my eyes with the Clinique Quick Eyes creme liner and for someone who wears contact lenses and has ultra sensitive eyes this liner it perfect! Doesn’t smudge (only if you want it to) or irritate the eyes and most importantly once applied you don’t need to re-apply in a hurry!! Very long lasting.

For kissable soft lips I use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream it also great for dry skin patches on the hands and face!

And finally I use MAC Harmony Blush on my cheeks and I have been using this particular colour and brand for about……..11 years!! Of course now and again I change my blush but always come back to MAC…ahhhhhh.

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