5 IPL Hair Removal Questions Answered

What is IPL hair removal? 5 questions answered.

I am very lucky that I get to attend a lot of beauty events and launches and therefore I get to find out first hand knowledge about products as well as getting to test them out. IPL hair removal has been around for a little while now, with most people being most familiar probably with the Philips Lumea device. I have tested out my fair share of IPL devices and so I think I just assume that everyone actually knows what it is, however most of my friends don’t actually have a clue what it is and often I get asked just that question, what is it?

So with that in mind, I thought I’d answer 5 questions about IPL hair removal. Whether you are new to IPL or not these should help clear a few things up

1. Is IPL Is The Same As Laser Hair Removal?

The answer to this is no. IPL or known as Intense Pulsed Light emits light of all visible wavelengths (like a photo flash) whereas laser uses one specific wavelength of light, imagine a laser pointer. IPL is more commonly something that can be used at home and has been developed so it is safe to use at home, whereas laser you would find in a salon. IPL is slightly faster than laser as a larger area of skin can be treated in one flash.

IPL works by emitting gentle pulses of light to the hair root to produce heat that is then transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase and as a consequence the hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited. Read More »

Beauty, Body, Face, Skincare

The Lipstick Addict

 
If you watch YouTube regularly you might be familiar with the ‘TAG’ videos. I decided to take on one of the tags, and I chose the lipstick addict. It might just be my favourite make-up product and I share here what my favourites are as I answer the all important questions. Read More »

Beauty, Videos

A Greek Getaway In Santorini

Santorini Weekend Guide

Santorini is a place I have always wanted to visit and admittedly when I saw it on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians it looked like absolute heaven and I was even more sold that one day I would go there.

Fast forward to now. Danny and I decided we needed a mini break and given the weather here in the UK at the time we were in desperate need of some sunshine. Greece is not actually that far away from London and Santorini is only a 3 and a half hour direct flight, so we figured, why the hell not!  Read More »

Lifestyle, Travel

Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask

Origins GinZing peel off mask review

I find a peel-off face mask so absolutely satisfying. There is something about it, that I just love. Maybe it’s the feeling of renewing the skin, but it is extremely satisfying. Origins new GinZing peel-off mask is exactly that. Not only is it winning on the peel-off front but the colour of it is metallic copper, enough said.

This mask is your ideal skin pick me up. It has all the ingredients to give your skin an energy boost and then some. It will lift away dull, tired skin and reveal a more refreshed complexion. So how does this magic work? To refresh tired skin and refine pores it has lemon, orange and apple fruit acid complex, as well as energy boosting ingredients caffeine and panax ginseng which will help to banish the signs of fatigue. Whilst grapefruit lemon and spearmint will help refresh and uplift you own individual senses. Read More »

Beauty, Face, Skincare

Dryby London

Dryby London

I have mentioned Dryby before in my top 5 London blow-dry bars, but I haven’t shared with you how amazing they are for nails. So when farfetch invited me along for a pamper afternoon I figured it was about time I shared my secret with you.

Dryby is based on Mortimer Street in Central London, which is just a few streets behind Topshop on Oxford Circus. It is such a great location and inside will take you into a safe haven of beauty away from the crowds of the busy shopping streets nearby. Upstairs you have the blow-dry bar and then downstairs you have nails and the pedicure area. Read More »

Beauty, Nails