A line of intense colour underlines and widens your eyes, highlights their assets and makes them sparkle. The extra-soft texture of the Crayons Khol – Soft perfectly glides on skin and applies easily. With an excellent pay-off, they leave intense colour while allowing a neat line. They are comfortable and allow an easy application on the inside of the eyes (lash line), as well as outside, along the eyelash line.
Available at The Fountain of Beauty now! RRP £13
NOTE – Colours on your screen may differ significantly from the actual colour of this product. If you have not purchased this product before, we recommend that you visit the salon to test shades before purchase
Moisturizing and protecting ceramides. High concentration of pigments for an intense colour.
Free from mineral oil, phthalates, sodium laureth sulfate, paraben and fragrance.
How To Use
Draw a line along the upper and/or lower lash line, starting from the inside corner of the eye going outwards. Or apply on the inside of the eyes (lash line).
Also available in store is the MAVALA sharpener RRP £5.10 😉
Cutaneous side effects of cancer therapy and preventive measures*1 recommended by MAVALA Laboratories
therapies, classical chemotherapy, some targeted therapies or the combination
of both can cause undesirable effects on skin, nails and hair, leading to an
important impact on the quality of life of patients.
The frequency and
severity of these undesirable effects may vary depending on the individual
sensitivity of each person, but also depending on the dose and period of drug
interested in nail disorders, seeming to be notably caused by the family of
taxanes (docetaxel, paclitaxel). These treatments may cause several types of
anomalies, affecting nails of hands as well as toenails and are an obstacle to
the everyday well-being of the patient.
The most common troubles include:
breaking, splitting, thickened nails
pigmentation: hyperpigmentation, irregular pigmentation, appearance of brown to
black stains, blue or orange stains
or fungal infections appearing between the nail plate and the nail bed, leading
to a greenish colouring
white stains on nails
haemorrhages: bleeding under the nails
or whitlow: inflammatory swelling around the nails, often together with
Experience has shown
that taking care of your nails and having regular manicures is essential to
delay and/or restrict the undesirable effects on the nail. For this, MAVALA
recommends to act on three main axes: protect, reinforce and moisturise.
In case of infections or inflammation, an appropriate medical treatment must be prescribed by a doctor (antiseptics, antifungals, antibiotics).
Furthermore, it is recommended to always consult the advice of medical staff (oncologists, nurses, doctors, etc.) before using products.
Protect your nails
MAVALA Laboratories advise you to have a complete manicure (base coat – coloured nail polish – top coat) the day before your medical treatment, and should be renewed as soon as it starts wearing down, and this, during the whole duration of treatment and still a few weeks afterwards.
A thin layer of protective base coat, that will also improve the adherence of the nail polish and prolong its hold. Choose the following depending on the condition of nails:
2. Two thin coats of opaque coloured nail polish protect nails from daylight, by also, hide any eventual pigmentation disorders.
mainly dark shades (brown black, …) were advised in some oncology departments.
study*2 , led by the pharmacy faculty of Nantes (France), evaluated
the photoprotective efficiency of different nail polishes, including several MAVALA
shades. It appears that opaque nail polishes applied in two coats are likely to
ensure an excellent protection of nails against ultraviolet (UV) radiation,
with photoprotection levels sometimes will above what is observed as part of
the usual topical photoprotectors (sun creams and milks). If dark shades are particularly
effective regarding UV radiation, a very good protection can be obtained with
lighter shades, as long as they are well covering.
Glitter nail polishes should be avoided, as they are difficult to be removed with an acetone free nail polish remover. Furthermore, on particularly weak nails, we do not recommend to apply very bright shades (yellow, orange, blue, green) that might stain nails that are already weak.
3. A thin layer of top coat, to be chosen depending on desired result:
Nail polish remover
When nail polish starts flaking, which is a natural process after a few days, use a gentle acetone free nail polish remover to avoid drying out nails:
Strengthen your nails
Wearing nail polish already provides a physical protection to nails. However, if your nails become soft, breaking or fragile, MAVALA recommends to strengthen them by applying a fortifying base coat, or an additional physical protection.
Moisturize and nourish you nails
To counteract the drying effects of therapies, it is also essential to moisturise and nourish nails and their contour. For this, we recommend using the following products:
All products mentioned are available at the Fountain of Beauty
For more information
on this subject you can pick up a MAVALA Nail Care during Cancer Therapy
booklet at the Fountain of Beauty
*1These preventive measures are widely applied and recognised
in hospitals, but are not yet scientifically recognised.
*2 C. Couteau, E, Paparis et L. Coiffard, – Comparaison de differents
vernis a ongles en matière d’efficacite photoprotectrice. Etude de l’interet de
leur recourse en soins de support en oncologie – Bulletin du Cancer, 2016.
Hyaluronic Acid. Sounds scary, but secretly holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin.
The term hyaluronic acid is everywhere from skincare adverts to the ingredients lists but do you really know what it is? How to use it? Or what the benefits are? “ACID” sounds scary and something that we wouldn’t want to put anywhere near our faces! However what if we told you it holds the key to smooth, flawless, plump and hydrated skin?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Our own skin cells produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally in a bid to maintain our moisture levels. However those levels decline due to ageing, environmental aggressors and other internal and external factors we deal with on a daily basis.
Cue sensitivity, dullness, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture as a result.
The substance works as a magnet for moisture, helping
your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears
hydrated, plump and healthy.
Topically applied, it helps to hydrate the skin and maintain this hydration as a humectant (a substance used to reduce the loss of moisture).
Now were going to get a tiny bit science-y. Just a single gram of Hyaluronic Acid has the impressive ability to hold up to six litres of water. In addition it has a super smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so as not to drown them! Now you’ve got one genius ingredient!
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
When the skin is sufficiently hydrated, it feels super-soft, plump and pillowy and looks so much more radiant.
Hydrated skin ensures a long lasting sin kissed glow after holidays as dry skin burns and loses a colour quicker.
When skin is hydrated, lines and wrinkles (even the deeper ones) appear diminished, so it is a great ingredient for those with ageing skin who are desperate to cling on to their youthful perkiness.
It works wonders on everyone, even sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.
Recent research suggests that Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties. Which means it can act like a shield against free radicals we aren’t in control of, for instance pollution and other aggressors.
Is Hyaluronic Acid safe?
Yes it is! Don’t be put off by the name, because, unlike some acids, Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t strip the skin or need any downtime when applied topically.
Why is it called an acid if it doesn’t exfoliate the skin?
Even though it’s called an ‘acid’, HA is the complete opposite of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids, and won’t exfoliate dead skin cells. The name simply derives from the enzyme that synthesises HA, called ‘hyaluronic acid synthase’.
How do I know if my skin needs Hyaluronic Acid?
Although all skin types can benefit from HA, ageing
and dehydrated skin will greatly notice these benefits.
Ageing – As we age, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid our skin cells produce begins to lessen and cell turnover can become sluggish. As a result fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture tend to make their debut. Therefore, if you want to maintain that youthful glow, incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your anti-ageing skincare routine is definitely a good idea.
Dehydrated skin – Different to dry skin, dehydrated skin lacks moisture, can be peppered with lines and wrinkles and has the tendency to look dull. It also often feels rough, tight and sensitive which is where Hyaluronic Acid comes in. It is exceptional as it has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Therefore it keeps moisture on lock-down, quenching parched patches instantly and cumulatively throughout the day.
Products and treatments containing Hyaluronic Acid
Yon-Ka Paris have their own HYDRA No1 range that includes three products that all include Hyaluronic Acid.
HYDRA No1 Creme
This cream quenches, nourishes and repairs very dehydrated dry skins and protects them against external factors. The complexion is left radiant, the skin is plumped, smoothed and looks visibly younger:
Smooths dehydration fine lines and leaves the skin feeling more supple.
Repairing action due to the grape seed, essential fatty acids, hazelnut, shea butter.
Preventive action of the hyaluronic acid on the signs of ageing.
Smoothing and antioxidant actions of vitamins A, C and E.
Soothing effect of vitamin B5 on the skin, and relaxing effect of the combination of the essential oils of rose, chamomile, jasmine and the Yon-Ka Quintessence.
HYDRA No1 Serum
This serum is a creamy and quenching gel that nourishes very dry and dehydrated skins. Thanks to actives such as imperata cylindrica, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and vegetal glycerin. According to your skin type you may use it with HYDRA N°1 Crème (above) or HYDRA N°1 FLUIDE (below) for immediate and prolonged hydration. Quickly absorbed, this gel allows the skin to replenish its inner moisture. Restructuring and redensifying hyaluronic acid and silicon are combined with vitamins A, C and E for their antioxidant and smoothing properties.
HYDRA No1 Fluid
Thanks to high-weight hyaluronic acid, imperata cylindrica, aloe vera and vegetal glycerin, this matifying fluid brings immediate and long-lasting intense hydration. The skin is plumped, revived, supple, soft and radiant. As well as nourished and resourced, the skin is velvety supple and appears visibly younger. As a result the dehydration fine lines are smoothed. Its plus:
A non-oily texture, quickly absorbed suitable for combination skins, thanks to matifying micro-beads of silica.
Re-densifying low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid associate with vitamins A, C and E, antioxidant and smoothing, to help prevent the signs of aging on the skin.
Yon-Ka Hydralessence Facial
Intensive moisturizing, refreshing and rejuvenating treatment – 60 min
A hyaluronic infused mask with vapor bath.
A targeted hydration massage for face, neck and decollete.
The Hydralessence Facial is a high-performance treatment that will quickly help to restore the skins balance, suppleness, and softness. It includes a hyaluronic infused mask with vapor bath. A targeted hyaluronic infused hydration massage for face, neck and decollete. As a result your skin is renewed, soothed, and re-balanced; softness and beauty are restored. Choose Hydralessence year-round, as soon as your skin starts showing symptoms of dehydration.
Yon-Ka Hydrasun Facial
An ultra-hydrating, refreshing facial for pre and post
sun, repairing and lasting sun-kissed radiance – 60 min
The Hydrasun facial uses hyaluronic acid along with the powerful softening action of seaweed and fruit extracts to hydrate the skin to ensure a long-lasting sun kissed radiance. Because as we all know dry skin burns and also losses its sun kissed glow faster.
All of the above products and treatments are available at The Fountain of Beauty!
Check out prices for these facials HERE under Dry Skin Facial
Anyone else’s default state “busy”? I am all for those multi-tasking products that do twice the stuff in half the time. (Yey to that!) . So oh how I love NEOM’s Intensive skin Treatment Candles. Originally designed for their Well-being Spa Treatments to give you that ooh and ahh moment, but then they changed the candle game, forever.
Take some time to inhale the hard working essential oil blends before treating your skin with deeply nourishing warming oils to relieve tension and feel seriously good. A little luxury at the end of the day, I promise its worth it!
The Intensive Skin Treatment Candle… expertly created for your SKIN. Packed with 100% natural fragrances, 100% natural vegetable wax AND blended with seriously-nourishing oils like cocoa butter, moisturising soya bean and almond oil. So not only can it work on your well-being, the precious pool of wonderfully-warming oils will hydrate your skin while you get the potent scent of our Intensive Skin Treatment Candle (and feel like you’ve hit the spa).
Nourish – Skin with rich cocoa butter and almond oil
Soften – Skin with moisturising soybean oil
Essential Oil Blends
Tranquillity – English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine plus 16 other essential oils to help you relax and prepare for sleep
Real Luxury – Lavender, jasmine & Brazilian rosewood plus 21 other essential oils to help you relax and unwind
Light the candle, allowing it to burn for 30 minutes and create a pool of precious oil. Meanwhile, you could soak in a warm bath (ideally with the Perfects Night’s Sleep Bath Foam or Bath & Shower Drops).
Blow out candle and let cool for 2 minutes.
Drizzle the warm oil anywhere in need of rehydartion.
Be sure to trim the wick after each use, but only after the wax has set.
What customers say…
“A unique spa like treatment in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Your skin is left in fantastic condition and your mind relaxed.“
“Love, love, love this! Lighting the candle before bed leaves your room smelling gorgeous and then you can massage the warm liquid into your skin for super nourished and fantastic smelling skin.”
“I’d never heard of anything like this before but it’s marvelous. A real luxurious body oil with the added bonus of the smell of the candle while it burns. Can’t rate it highly enough”
Both Tranquillity and Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candles are available in store at The Fountain of Beauty for £36!
Furthermore all other products mentioned in this blog are also available in store at The Fountain of Beauty.
All NEOM treatments are also available in salon. Before any NEOM treatment a scent test will be carried out to discover exactly the right NEOM blend (Tranquility, Real Luxury, Happiness, Feel Refreshed) for your well-being needs and your treatment will be based around this. For more information on the NEOM Body Treatments or to book an appointment check out our facebook here or call the salon on 02890 310103
Often the UK summers can be so fleeting, that preparing, nourishing and protecting your skin against the sun’s ill effects is often forgotten.
For most, a summer routine is following their normal routine and adding in some factor 30. As our skin reacts to the changes in temperature, we should be changing up our beauty routines. Due to increased temperatures in dry heat, our skin may begin to lack moisture, increasing the appearance of fine lines. As temperatures rise, you are more likely to sweat, causing problems for those who suffer with skin conditions like eczema. Most importantly, there is sun cream! A must need summer essential, however if not properly removed, can easily clog your pores and lead to break outs.
The Right Sunscreen
We have long left behind the assumption that sun cream will stop us tanning or is a miraculous solution that will protect us for endless hours, impervious to sweat, water and other activities. Although, there are still common misconceptions. Many people look only for The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and overlook other fundamental elements of a good sun cream.
Did you know that SPF50 only filters out 1% more UVB light than SPF30?
An SPF30 sun lotion protects you against 97% of UVB rays. An SPF50 protects you against 98% of UVB. It is far more important to apply sun lotions regularly and liberally, rather than to choose a very high factor sun lotion.
The SPF only indicates the level of protection against UVB radiation (B for ‘Burning’), in contrast, UVA rays (A for ‘Ageing’) can still be getting through. Consequently, causing long-term damage to the living skin cells in the deeper underlying layers of the skin. This accounts for approximately 90% of the signs of premature ageing.
All sunscreens available at the Fountain of beauty are:
Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
Suitable for children
Natural tanning: Award winning lotions with high levels of organic ingredients
Feed your skin: Vitamins A, C & E, Avocado and Marshmallow nourish and moisturise
Anti-inflammatory: Green Tea, Chamomile and Myrrh soothe sensitive skin or those prone to skin allergies
Antioxidant plant extracts: Rosemary, Green Tea and Edelweiss mop up free radicals, which cause ageing and cell damage
Non pore-clogging: Other sun lotions often contain mineral oils and silicones. These form a synthetic barrier on the skin, like wrapping it in cling film – a major cause of prickly heat
Keep Covered Up
For those with paler more sensitive skins remember, clothing can be one of the most effective barriers between our skin and the sun. The closer the weave and the more skin covered – the greater the protection. Shoulders should always be kept covered as they easily and frequently burn.
Furthermore, this is especially successful if you lead an active lifestyle and as a result often forget to top up your sun cream. Always make sure to think about your skin, rather than what you look like whilst being active in the sun. Don’t give into fashion or appearance over your health.
The best way to keep on top of your skin’s health this summer is to alter your routine to fit the changes your skin goes through. This may involve changing products, or the frequency that you use them. Opting for a lighter moisturiser with an added SPF may be a simple way to adapt.
To balance your skin, you could treat yourself to salon treatments to thoroughly treat your skin. At the Fountain of Beauty we offer a Yon-Ka Paris Hydrasun Facial to rejuvenate and calm the skin after sun exposure, for more info on this service please ring the salon.
As a result of makeup and sun cream being used throughout the day, a stronger cleanser than you are used to may be needed. Making sure your pores are clear and your skin is healthy is key to keeping a wonderful summer glow.
If you are using an effective cleanser, soothe skin with a gentle toner and a deep moisturiser. An evening moisturiser may feel heavier than you are used to, however it will replace the vital moisture lost throughout the day.
To help keep skin clean and clear in the morning cleanse and then follow up with toner, a light moisturiser, and your sun cream. This should help keep your skin bright and dewy.
In the summer, your skin needs a
minimum amount of makeup. Too much is uncomfortable and hot, as a result you
will sweat it off before the end of the day. Why not ditch the foundation and
go for a little counsellor under the eyes and on any problem areas, translucent
powder to set and a little mascara to open the eyes. Furthermore, if you need
foundation why not try a light tinted moisturiser.
We specialise in the lobe area of the ear. We use a gun with pre-sterilised earrings. Our method is not suitable for cartilages areas at the top of the ear. We mark the area and pierce one at a time.
What age do we pierce from
We generally only pierce from 8 years old, as I believe the ears are still growing and the ears change shape as the child matures. The piercing is more symmetric when the ears are more developed. Therefore better to get it right first time.
How long does it take
Generally by the time the ears are marked and we all agree on the best place to pierce, and then piercing, can be 20 minutes up to half an hour. Better not to rush this and regret it.
What earrings are used
The highest grade gold or silver pre sterilised earrings are used for piercing. They are also hypo allergenic. We recommend they stay in for 4 weeks to ensure problem free piercing for years to come. You will get all the information you need to clean and care for your earrings when with us in the salon.
Do I need Aftercare
Yes it is important to use an anti bacterial solution, especially designed for after piercing, to be used immediately after piercing. We provide all the aftercare needed.
We have been getting loads of calls looking for info on intimate waxing therefore we decided to do a little blog to answer all your hairy inquiries.
Intimate waxing involves hair removal from the pubic region and can start from having a bikini shape to complete hair removal.
There are four basic shapes for
A standard bikini wax is a basic
shaping of pubic hair into a neat upside-down triangle shape to the edge of the
Extended Bikini Wax/Californian Wax
An extended bikini wax takes the
sides of the bikini line in deeper than a regular bikini wax leaving a more
defined triangle with narrower edges.
A Brazilian wax takes away all the
hair off the bikini line leaving a small strip on the front. Hair is removed
from the front all the way round to the bottom area.
The Hollywood wax removes all hair
from the front, round to the bottom – complete hair removal.
What should I expect at my first waxing treatment?
Firstly, we use quality tea-tree oil based wax from Outback Organics, which has been developed by top waxing specialists who are always looking at ways to improve the wax itself. In addition our therapists all have intense intimate waxing training and will explain the procedure up-front, talking you through every step along the way.
In terms of reaction, every person’s skin behaves differently to intimate waxing. You may end up with some irritation or redness because the skin can be distressed after the first couple of waxing treatments, but we offer after care advice and products that help soothe the skin.
You may also experience some itching
as the hair breaks through, but effective aftercare will alleviate any
Does Intimate Waxing Hurt?
thresholds are different for each person but our therapists are trained in
techniques that offer minimum discomfort when performing intimate waxing
treatments. If you are new to waxing there may be an element of shock, but it
gets easier with every treatment as the hair thins. After all, many women keep coming back 🙂
How Old Do You Have To Be To Have Intimate Waxing?
Salons may differ, but we say eighteen years old. You can have it done at sixteen, but we would need parental consent and that person in the salon at the same time as your wax because you are technically a minor.
How Often Will You Need Intimate Waxing?
Everyone is different, but 95% of our clients come in every 4-6 weeks. After that regular waxing sessions ensure that your hair grows back finer and thinner as the hair follicle has less grip on the hair.
Can I Shave In Between Sessions?
You can shave but this will knock out
your waxing cycle because you will need at least 4 weeks growth for an intimate
How Long Should The Hair Be?
The hair needs to have a certain length (5-10mm) to be waxed. For your first few sessions the longer the hair therefore the easier the wax. If your uncertain about length don’t worry if it’s too long we can trim in the salon
What If I Have Coarse Hair?
For coarse hair, the hair should be grown longer (around 10mm) for the first few intimate waxes but the hair will however become finer over time.
How Long Does An Intimate Waxing Treatment Take?
As a result of how much hair you have and which treatment you need, a waxing treatment can take anywhere from 10 minutes for a basic bikini wax to 45 mins -1 hr for Hollywood waxing.
If you have a holiday planned, it’s worth altering the pattern of your bikini waxing appointments to coincide with specific dates. For instance, it might be that your four week waxing cycle falls half way between your holiday dates but if you plan in advance you can move the cycle over a period of time.
What Is the Difference Between Warm Wax and Hot Wax?
The warm waxing technique involves spreading wax onto the relevant areas a small section at a time. A waxing strip is pressed down onto the wax. Which is then pulled off as a result removing the hair from the root.
Hot wax is at slightly higher temperature. You apply it to the skin thicker, then allow to cool and contract. You then peel from the skin without any strip therefore removing unwanted hairs.
Hot waxing tends to be better for shorter, more stubborn hairs making it more comfortable for intimate waxing. For instance, in the salon we like to use both waxes, strip to remove the bulk of the hair and then hot for the more sensitive areas.
In conclusion, waxing those intimate areas is a treatment that gets more popular each year as more and more women discover the benefits. If you are considering intimate waxing but have concerns, this is natural.
But, our girls are friendly, experienced and in addition will make you feel comfortable as you discover intimate waxing for yourself.
If you have any further questions after that, please feel free to contact us on 02890310103 🙂
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1.Whats on Offer
At our Belfast salon we specialise in Beauty, Nails, Tanning and Holistic treatments including Aromatherapy and Kinesiology. Facials, body massage, waxing, tinting, electrolysis, ear piercing, manicure and pedicure, sunbed, spray tanning, make-up. We aim to have you smooth legged and nails polished for the summer. Starting to unwind for the autumn and healthy and relaxed for the long winter months. Rejuvenated and re-energised come spring.
Defuzz the body hair with wax and electrolysis. Polish fingers and toes with varnish or gel polish. Relaxing and unwinding massages, pedicures, facials. Detoxing facials, holistic balancing. Rejuvenating face and body treatments. Anti-ageing lifts, energising hand and foot treatments. We specialise for your benefit. Therefore, in addition, we have the products to help you maintain your results at home.
Skin problems, for instance can be treated with the LED or massage. Digestive complaints love Kinesiology. Time out for busy Mums and workers. Lunch time appointments or evenings. However if you want to book and we are closed leave us a message and we will get back ASAP
In conclusion,we care about you and your well-being.We hope to welcome you to the salon. In other words making you feel good makes us feel good.
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