Ok, this is not a late April Fool – yes quirky website Firebox.com has brought out a new perfume that smells like bacon. Apparently Bacon is the eighth favourite smell of the nation and Firebox.com expect their new scent to be a sell-out. It comes in two varieties: Bacon Classic – a spice maple aroma and Bacon Gold – a sizzling citrus scent.
I know we all love a bacon sarnie, but would you really want to smell like one?!
Some helpful hints to make your time with us even more enjoyable.
To give you time to register, change and start to un-wind, we operate a prompt appointment schedule and recommend you check-in at the time agreed at point of reservation. A late arrival may mean that your treatment time is reduced or unable to be honoured.
All treatments over £50 will entitle you to use our changing facilities, complimentary flip flops, towels and lounge suits. In order to preserve the sense of harmony and tranquility, mobile phones must be switched off at all times.
We hope to see you soon. If you require any further information please contact Serenity on 0191 281 9222 or visit our website www.serenityinthecity.com.
Most people would agree that thicker brows have been in style for quite some time now, and there’s some very good reasoning behind the trend. While thin, over plucked eyebrows may look unnatural and severe, full eyebrows often look more youthful and natural, not to mention they intensify eyes and cheek bones.
Eyebrow threading is a relatively new phenomenon to the UK beauty industry but has been used in foreign climes for centuries. Essentially, a threading practitioner takes a piece of thread that is twisted in such a way that it can sweep over and remove an entire row of hair at once, as opposed to tweezing which removes one hair at a time. In effect, threading results in a much straighter line and a more obvious, dramatic shape.
Why not try eyebrow threading for only £12 at the Spa.
Here is the Daily Mail’s Edwina O’Reilly’s vertict on Semi-Permanent make-up, what do you think?
With a two-year-old daughter and a hectic working life, it’s hard to find time to wash my hair, let alone apply cosmetics.
So when I heard about semi-permanent make-up expert Tracie Giles, I was desperate to give her a try. My eyebrows are sparse - the result of overzealous plucking - and pencilling them in every day is a hassle I can do without.
Plus, I’ve never mastered the art of smudge-proof liner on my upper eyelids, which is another of Tracie’s specialities. I decided to go for the double whammy.
Semi-permanent make-up lasts between nine and 18 months. The type Tracie uses is natural, mineral-based and non-toxic, meaning treatments are hypoallergenic.
First, she used a regular eyebrow pencil to shape and colour my brow - and once I was happy with the colour and shape, a topical anaesthetic was applied to numb the skin.
Next, a fine needle was used to tattoo individual hairs - more irritating than painful. The process was the same for the eyeliner. Tracie drew a fine line close to my upper eyelashes, ensuring it wasn’t too dark.
The procedure wasn’t comfortable, but it didn’t hurt, and it was all over in 40 minutes.
When I looked in the mirror, I was bowled over. My eyebrows were perfect and the eyeliner looked great. There was no scabbing or soreness and, a couple of weeks later, the overall effect was fantastic and natural-looking.
That said, the results do fade and, after a year, it is worth having a touch-up treatment, which is available at a reduced cost.
Lycon Precision Waxing uses only the finest natural resins, bees wax and aromatherapy ingredients. Lycon delivers superior results, removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm. At the same time its low melt temperature and gentle formulas provide a skin conditioning treatment for extra client comfort. Lycon wax works in a different way to normal wax as it grips and shrink wraps the hair, this means the wax is pulling on the hair rather than your skin which is much less painfull!
At the Spa we offer a range of Lycon treatments:
Bikini Wax £15
Facial Wax £10 per area
Call us on 0191 281 9222, or visit us in the spa for more information or to book an appointment.
We offer a wide selection of Elemis treatments at Serenity. Our facials start from £40 and are the perfect way to relax, unwind and rejuvenate your skin.
Our bestseller is the Elemis Skin Specific Facial which is a therapeutic, deep-cleansing facial matched to your skin. It combines the power of absolutes with essential oils, treating the skin at the deepest level without aggression. The facial lasts 60 minutes.
Our other Elemis Facials are:
75 Minute - Skin Performace Facial
30 Minute - Serenity Face Treat
60 Minute - Elemis Tri-Enzyme
To find out more information, or to book and appointment visit www.serenityinthecity.com, call 0191 281 9222 or pop into the spa.
Bare Escentuals started the revolution in mineral makeup with the introduction of their award-winning 100% pure bareMinerals.
bareMinerals looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity. Free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals, bareMinerals provides impeccable coverage for every skin type and tone yet it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup at all.
Why not come into the Spa to try it out for yourself.
Here are a couple of make up tips for those of us with a darker skin tone.
For eye shadow: Grey, brown and natural shades will compliment your eyes. Also try shimmer colors such as silver, bronze, and terra-cotta which can brighten your face. Why not experiment with mascara colors such as navy and dark purple.
For blush: More pigment is a must for darker skin. Deep rose and apricot shades will highlight your cheekbones beautifully however, stay away from anything with a strong orange base as this will not flatter your skin.
For your lips: Colours such as apricot, blackberry, caramel and red will compliment your lips.