BOTOX & FILLERS – where to go for botox and derma fillers!

You may have already considered how to manage botox, or what to expect from dermal fillers, but how do you decide on which clinic to visit? Here’s our definitive address book for the UK-based doctors that we recommend…

DR ANNE MENDELOVICI at Dr Sebagh’s Clinic
25 Wimpole Street, London W1
020 7637 0548 click here 

25 Wimpole Street, London W1
020 7323 3660 click here

14 South Street, Alderley Edge, Cheshire
01625 585990 click here 

144 Harley Street, London W1
020 7486 4301 click here 

2–24 Kensington High Street, London W8
07765 850924 click here 

202 West George Street, Glasgow
0800 011 2729 click here

25 Wimpole Street, London W1
020 7637 0548 click here 

DR VICKY DONDOS at Medicetics at Barnsley
Spa and Skincare Centre, Cirencester
0330 660 0833 click here

PATRICK BOWLER at the Courthouse Clinics
0845 555 5050 click here 

DR ALEX KARIDIS at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth,
60 Grove End Road, London NW8
020 7432 8754 click here 

This was originally published in the January 2015 Harpers Bazar.

Siobhán x

Beauty @ Bedtime – Primer

I was introduced to Laura Mercier  make up in U.S.A  seven years ago and fell in love with the primer and tinted moisturiser with SPF20.

  Laura Mercier: Hydrating Foundation Primer

Consider the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer as your first line of defence. Designed for use under foundation or tinted moisturiser, the invisible layer creates an even surface for your makeup to go on smoothly. A buffer against external aggressors, the gel contains vitamins A, C and E that act as antioxidants to protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment. This primer is ideal for normal and combination skin types and will never clog your pores.

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Laura Mercier: Oil Free Primer

Creates a smooth, invisible layer that acts as a buffer between the skin and other makeup. Specialized for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin types.
Contains high water content to address surface dehydration around active blemishes. Oil controlling ingredients ensure long wear and flawless application.
Vitamins A, C and E act as antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment.
Oily skin

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LAURA MERCIER Foundation primer spf 30

Laura Mercier creates a new multi-tasking foundation primer with SPF 30 protection. The lightweight, gel-crème texture creates the perfect canvas for makeup application with the added benefit of broad spectrum uvb/uva protection. This oil free formula forms an even, invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements and expertly holds foundation, keeping makeup fresh and colour true for hours. Visibly skin smoothing, non-chalky and vitamin enriched.

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Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a little miracle in a tube! It gives you an instantly brighter complexion, firming, toning and erasing any traces of dull, lifeless skin and fine lines.

Immediate radiance: it brightens the face, tightens features. Olive extract and Witch Hazel tighten while Bisabolol softens, Algae extract revitalises

An exceptional beauty booster which immediately eliminates all signs of fatigue: facial features appear rested and smooth. It promotes a radiant complexion and long lasting, incredibly luminous makeup. The ideal treatment before a busy day or an evening out.

How to Use

Morning or evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply (without massaging) a very thin layer over the face, neck and eye area. Apply makeup immediately, if desired. Beauty Flash Balm can also be used as a facial mask 2 or 3 times a week. Best used for that special night out and not daily!

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Siobhán xxM

Beauty @ Bedtime – O.P.I Infinite Shine 

Introducing the next revolution in nail lacquer. Imagine color that requires no touch ups all week. Fall in love with intense, gel-like shine that lasts until you take it off. The Infinite Shine system is available now at professional salons.“Infinite Shine was developed to meet consumer demand for a nail lacquer with a gel-like finish that also boasts the exceptional formula, on-trend colors and iconic names for which OPI is best known,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Infinite Shine shades are applied and removed like traditional lacquer, but they provide the high-shine and long-wear typically reserved for gel formulas, for shine that lasts until you take it off!”
Infinite Shine includes a full range of fashion-forward shades ranging from neutrals to bright reds, oranges and pinks to dark gray, blue and black hues. It is applied via a three-step system; first, apply Infinite Shine Primer (Step 1) to prevent staining and increase lacquer durability. Next, select one of 30 shades (Step 2) and paint two thin, even coats for richly-pigmented, vivid color. Finally, finish with Infinite Shine Gloss (Step 3), which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Product can be removed easily with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover; no soaking is required.

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Siobhán xx

Beauty at Bedtime – a perfect bath

I am sure I must have been mermaid in another life as I simply love a nice long bath.   There is nothing more relaxing before bed;  make an event out of it: Pour yourself a glass of wine or a diet coke, turn some music on,  light just enough candles so that you’ve got ample mood lighting but not a fire hazard…and before hopping in, all but empty one of those bargain bags of Epsom salts.

Moisturise: Epsom Salt + Coconut Oil

Along with an entire box of Epsom salts,  add a cup of coconut oil.  It melts in the bath, and then when you get out, it’s all over your body. No need to use a moisturer then

To Relax: Epsom Salt + Lavender Oil
For a more aromatherapeutic experience, add a couple of drops of lavender oil to your Epsom salt bath. Lavender not your thing? Sage is another good one. The combination detoxifies your body via Epsom salts and your mind with calming sleepy-time scents. It’s so relaxing and healthy.

To Detox: Epsom Salt + Baking Soda
Another favourite is the combination of Epsom salt and baking soda. I take a couple of baths a week where I use a whole box of Epsom salts and a packet of baking soda. It makes you sweat all of the toxins out and all of the bad stuff.

Siobhan xx

Beauty at Bedtime – Khloé Kardashian beauty routine

Khloé  loves doing her own  makeup—mostly because she is pretty good at it. What she can’t do is her hair according to herself!

Her favorite foundation is the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 60 Beige
She  tries not to pile a lot of product on her face, but does have the Joe Blasco Ultrabase Foundation. It’s really heavy, but it’s great if you have a breakout or really dark circles. People even use it to cover up tattoos.
She likes to add on a little shimmer with the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder in Aura
She also likes to use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Gold
But when her t-zone gets oily, she feels like it makes her face looks dirty, so she uses   Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder all the time.

Siobhán xx