Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is different from traditional makeup not because of the ingredients it contains, but rather the ingredients it doesn’t. Most mineral makeup brands don’t include preservatives, parabens, mineral oils, fragrance or chemical dyes. These ingredients are known skin irritants which is why mineral makeup comes so highly recommended by aestheticians and dermatologists.

Here are minerals that should be found in a real mineral makeup:

·      titanium dioxide
·      zinc oxide
·      iron oxide
·      mica sericite
·      magnesium sterate
·      bismuth (oxychloride bismuth chloride)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Avoiding Ingrown Hairs

At Bronzalicious, we want to be sure you get a smooth wax, without painful red bumps of ingrown hairs. That’s why immediately after waxing, we’ll apply a salicylic acid astringent to the area that will dissolve the dead skin that can cause ingrown hairs. We’ll top that with a layer of hydrocortisone cream to reduce swelling and redness.  We’ll take great care of you!

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Pale Skinned Beauties

Pale skin is often attributed to genetics. It’s also indicative of someone without sun damage, which generally means healthy skin. There are a few tricks to applying makeup for those with very pale skin that will avoid a washed out look.

To brighten up: Avoid bronzer, and opt for a burst of color on your cheeks with a bit of blush. Think of your fair complexion like a blank canvas.
Easy over Eyes: Use pastel colors up to your brow bone to draw attention to your eyes. Avoid dark colored eye shadows which will make your skin look more pale.
Hair color: Talk to your stylist about a hair color that works naturally well with your paler skin tone. In general, avoiding stark, dark colors is best.

Don’t over-shimmer: Light reflecting powders will work against you here, making your skin appear unreal and faded. Choose a light powder foundation instead for a touch of makeup that’s not overly apparent.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tanning Tips for the best Spray Tan.


How can you be sure you’ll get a spray tan result that meets all of your expectations? There are so many options and they’re all the same, right? WRONG!

At Bronzalicious, we’re Different… Here’s Why!

• We offer over 25+ different colour options, which means we have a solution for your skin type & condition. We are your best chance at avoiding the “orange” look. 
• You will only be serviced by a highly trained expert tanoligist that has undergone extensive training and been awarded the “Bronzalicious Tanning Artist” Certificate. 
•  Having performed over 400,000 spray tans since 2004, we have seen it all. There is no need to feel nervous, self-conscious or afraid. We have a remarkable ability to make you feel comfortable even when you’re naked. 
• We invest in the latest and best equipment when it comes to spray tanning & skin care, as you will see, our set-up is the best in the world. We offer a clean-air tanning environment, with superior extraction of fumes and excess tan through our custom built spray-tan rooms and spray guns. 
• Our reputation has attracted a long list of celebrity clientele, including TV stars, 
Radio-Announcers, Singers, Sport-Stars, Beauty Editors, and models.  As a Valued 
Client of Bronzalicious you can expect to receive VIP treatment every time you visit us.

Pre & Post Tanning Tips
Skin Patch tests are free of charge and highly recommended for allergic or very sensitive skin types.

• Shower and exfoliate skin prior to spray tanning session, or for best results book in for our recommended professional exfoliation treatment(s)
• Wear dark clothing, preferably loose clothing, leaving a bra off for an hour after your treatment is advisable
• Do not apply moistuiser or deodorant to the body as it will interfere with the absorption of the tanning solution into the skin.
• Be sure to conduct hair removal procedures prior to tan application
• Bronzalicious supplies disposable underwear and hair caps and feet protectors for men & women
• If its raining, be sure to bring clothes that cover you up and and an umbrella, as you can't get wet after a spray tan.

• Depending on the tan chosen, the wash off time will vary from 2hrs- 8hrs. Please ensure you are familiar with the tan chosen for you and the wash off times recommended.
• Do not exercise excessively or participate in activities causing heavy perspiring for at least 6-8 hours after the spray tanning process, even if you have opted for a 2hr wash & wear tan.
• Avoid activities which naturally exfoliate the skin such as long baths and chlorine pools, if you are going to be exposed to swimming (i.e holidays) we recommend purchasing a tan extender which will help the longevity of your tan if you apply daily.
• Moisturise your 
skin regularly, for longer lasting results use our professional tan extenders.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Pre Wax Treatment Tips

The precautionary measures you take before getting a wax are nearly as important as the wax itself as far as the overall outcome is concerned. Here’s a look at our best tips and tricks for the ideal wax.
·       Trim your hair down to 2cm before you have any bikini waxing. This is very important as it 
will make your experience a lot more comfortable. Gents are also advised this if having chests or backs waxed.
·       If you have been shaving we recommend that you allow 2-3 weeks growth before a wax to allow your hair follicles to reproduce.
·       Leave 3-5 weeks between waxes
·       If you are going on holidays we recommend to have your treatment 2 or 3 days before you leave to ensure your skin has time to calm down.
·       Exfoliating the chosen area the night before waxing will result in a smoother finish.
·       Avoid sun-beds (or any heat treatments i.e sauna's) for 24hrs before & 48hrs after waxing.

·       Do not use moisturiser prior to your treatment as the wax will not sit on your skin properly.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Out of this WOW'ed facial.

Did the summer sun do a number on your skin? Are you feeling as if your skin is dull, dry, or tired looking?

We can help!

Our Out of this WOW'ed facial is ideal for those seeking an anti-ageing treatment. This dramatic treatment is fully loaded with anti-oxidants that deliver results you can immediately see!

This treatment is ideal for beauties over 35, and does require the use of idbenonone retail serum to be used for two weeks prior.

Price of the facial includes: skin consultation, idebenone peel, oxygen rubbering mask, plumping ampule, pure anti-oxidant massage.

3 treatments $455 | $152 per facial
6 treatments $799 | $133 per facial
12 treatments $1399 | $117 per facial

Say bye-bye to dry skin, and hello to a new, dewy- you!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Many of our clients have let us know they’re never sure how much of any given product to use while they’re working through their daily beauty routine. We can sympathise! Here’s a great visual guide to your best beauty serving sizes:

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Make up shades for cool weather.

As the winter weather sets in, it’s important that we adjust our outfits, accessories, and beauty routine to match. Cooler weather is often looked down upon in comparison to sunny summer days- and who can blame us?
·      Bright colors: cobalt, emerald green, and fuchsia
o   Fuchsia is a shade that looks great on everyone, and it’s supremely popular worn on the lip this autumn and winter
·      Neutral grays – just like fuchsia, neutral grays look good on everyone! Adjust the tone of gray depending on day vs. night wear
·      Jewel tones are sophisticated and a touch dramatic. Brown eyed beauties are going to look especially lovely with emerald green lids.

·      Nearly nude or touches of gold are both great looks to warm up your look this winter

Maximize your wax

Unwanted hair is the bane of many people’s existence. It’s simply such a pain! Waxing is a great way to keep unwanted hair under control. Here are a few tips on prepping, and post-care that will help you get the most out of your next wax.

·      Exfoliate the night before your wax: dead skin cells can cause ingrown hairs, and exfoliation will help ensure this doesn’t happen to you!
·      Take advil or Tylenol an hour before: it will help your waxing session be less painful, and for your skin to feel less sensitive afterwards.
·      Deep breathing during a waxing session can help you to focus on something other than the slight discomfort.

·      Use aloe vera gel after your wax, and for the few days following to keep your newly smooth skin nice and soothed.

Kale Salad

Kale is a superfood for our body and skin. This kale salad recipe is full of wonderful antioxidants & vitamins. Kale is a detoxifier and anti-inflammatory food. If you’ve got 10 minutes, you’ll be able to throw together this nutrient packed salad, and your body will thank you.
Green Garlic Dressing:
  • 2 scallions, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  •  2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 bunch kale, torn into pieces
  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 4-5 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
  • handful of almond slices
Make the dressing by in a food processor.
Combine the kale with about half of the dressing in a large bowl use your hands to work the dressing into the kale, softening up the kale a bit in the process. Add the farro, carrots, more dressing, and a couple pinches of salt, and toss again. Add the avocados and almonds at the end and toss once more.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Amazing Avos

Want great skin through the winter? Start adding avos into your diet more often! They’re a fantastic source of essential nutrients like: healthy fats, folic acid, vitamin E, fibre, and potassium.

Here are some of the easiest ways to add a little avo in your meals:
·      Add a few slices atop a bowl of cottage cheese
·      Mash avo, add a dash of lemon juice- serve on toast
·      Add atop a bed of greens
·      Use as a ‘winter salad’ alongside steak or chicken breast
·      Avos are amazing on a slice of pizza
·      Mashed avos are a great addition to wraps