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Wahanda tried and tested: AEOS ethical makeup

26
October
2012
Wahanda tried and tested: AEOS ethical makeup

As a seasoned wearer of makeup (I started using clear mascara in my early teens and never looked back) it's quite rare for a new cosmetics range to impress me, as I am just so loyal to my hero high street products. From MaxFactor's Masterpiece Max mascara to Benefit's High Beam, I am pretty set in my ways when it comes to the basics, despite getting excited whenever I can try something new. Well, consider me a changed woman…

The product

When I first heard of AEOS (or Active Energised Organic Skincare if you want a mouthful) I was instantly intrigued by the brand; elegant design, inspired ingredients and an organic approach to beauty were music to my ears as a sensitive skin sufferer. Now they've added another string to their beauty bow with their makeup range, and suddenly my makeup...

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Wahanda tried and tested: MICRO Pedi

12
October
2012
Wahanda tried and tested: MICRO Pedi

After a summer of wearing flip-flops and sandals, our feet are always in need of a bit of TLC before boot season but there comes a time when a bit of pumice stone just won't cut it - literally.

If your heels have seen better days and are so bad that you can't even bear to pop to the salon for a pedicure, you need to get tough with your equipment. After hearing all sorts of good things about the MICRO Pedi, we decided to give it a try to see what all the fuss was about…

The product

Though we love a trip to the spa or salon to sit back and have our toes pampered, there are times when you just need to do a bit of DIY. The MICRO Pedi is a small, battery-operated pedicure device which removes dead and dry skin to leave feet just how nature intended - super smooth and looking pretty. All it...

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Wahanda news: Indeed Laboratories launches eye cream

09
October
2012
Wahanda news: Indeed Laboratories launches eye cream

If you're a beauty buff then chances are you'll have heard of Indeed, the experts behind the likes of Nanoblur and Hydraluron; unlike a lot of other brands we know, they pick one area or one 'beauty wish' and create a single product that promises to fix it for us.

Nanoblur airbrushed the skin, Hydraluron started where moisturiser finished and now they've launched Eysilix, an all in one eye treatment.

Priding themselves on great results at low prices, the humble £24.99 tube is designed to do everything you might want for your eyes. Whether you've got dark circles, puffiness, or tell-tale wrinkles, the cream is designed to lift, illuminate and smooth the eye area to combat ageing and tiredness in one simple swoop.

Sound too good to be true? Possibly, but the folk at Indeed are quite...

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Wahanda news: Gellux launches new hard gel manicures

05
October
2012
Wahanda news: Gellux launches new hard gel manicures

Nails have been taking the beauty world by storm over the past year and it's easy to see why. Times are tough, and manicures are a quick and cheap fix that we can do either in the salon or at home to make ourselves feel that little bit chirpier. It's also an easy way to stay on trend without having to wait for pay day.

With nail art creativity at an all time high and two week manicures topping the trends in salons nationwide, the next big thing had to wow us - and Gellux have done just that.

Salon System's brand of gel manicures, Gellux, has been at the forefront of the treatment trend which has traditionally used UV lights to cure the nails, giving you that instantly dry and glossy salon finish.

The manicure mavens have now created the innovative Hard Gels, which use either UV or...

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Wahanda loves: must-have beauty trends for AW12

19
September
2012
Wahanda loves: must-have beauty trends for AW12

We may have just had a sneak peek at what's to come for Spring 2013 thanks to the ever glamorous London Fashion Week, but top of our to-do list for September is to get a grip of the trends that are oh-so-now.

Earlier in the year the AW12 fashion shows revealed plenty of makeup looks that we simply have to try out this season; graphic eyeliner, warm summer tones, and gem-like hues for a new take on the smokey eye.

Caroline Frazer, Celebrity Make Up Artist and Simple Skincare Expert says: “The AW12 fashion shows have provided us with a whole host of new makeup looks to be inspired by. Aquascutum and Mary Katrantzou took liner to a whole new level at LFW – Aquascutum opted for Japanese inspired, squared flicks with a graphic twist whilst Mary Katrantzou created drama with bold and...

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Tried and tested: our verdict on five BB Creams

15
August
2012
Tried and tested: our verdict on five BB Creams

If you're even slightly interested in beauty (and given that you're here, we're going to assume you are), you'll not have missed the rise of the BB cream phenomenon over the past couple of years. An all-in-one product that protects, conceals, illuminates and moisturises, 'blemish balm', 'beauty benefit' or 'beauty balm' creams headed this way when the West got wind of Korea's latest skincare secret. Originally used decades ago for protecting skin and concealing scars after laser treatments and surgery, it slowly made its way into the mainstream market and now barely a week goes by without another brand releasing its own version.

The multitasking products have been created by the likes of Garnier (the first in the UK), Bobbi Brown, Maybelline, Clinique and many more, all promising to give...

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Wahanda loves: best beauty products as picked by us

14
August
2012
Wahanda loves: best beauty products as picked by us

It's safe to say we're pretty into our health and beauty here at Wahanda HQ. Innocently ask the question 'What's your favourite beauty product?' in earshot of any of the team and you'll spark a long debate over whether to pick from skincare or cosmetics, something you can't live without or something new that you swear by. Then there's the choice of brands - do we go with a trusted spa brand like Elemis or the iconic YSL? It's a question that is near impossible to answer.

Well, that's exactly what we did - after much pressing and pondering, the Wahanda team finally gave their definitive answers on the beauty products they love. So without further ado, read on for the product heroes that made it into the Wahanda beauty hall of fame…

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - Faye,...

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Wahanda loves: hours of pampering with extra-indulgent treatments

19
July
2012
Wahanda loves: hours of pampering with extra-indulgent treatments

No matter what treatment or spa you go for, there's one factor that will guarantee that it's a luxurious experience: time. Popping into your local salon for a quick manicure is great for a pick-me-up, but if you really, truly need to relax those shoulders, rest your mind and be escorted to your happy place by a professional then you need a treatment that's at least an hour long. In fact, why not two?

In the interests of making sure you come away from your pampering feeling like a brand new you, we've picked our top five most indulgent spa experiences. From long-lasting massages to multi-treat packages, there's something for every stressed-out spa seeker…

Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

One of our brand new partners, Thai Square Spa (pictured) brings a taste of the exotic to London....

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Tried and tested: Green People Sun Protection Travel Kit

28
May
2012
Tried and tested: Green People Sun Protection Travel Kit

The summer holiday beauty checklist can seem quite daunting after months of hibernating with little more than a good moisturiser, but if you want to tick off the essentials then we've found just the thing. Organic skincare brand Green People have put together four fabulous must-haves for your suitcase into one handy travel set, so you can stay sun safe this summer with no fuss. Naturally, we just had to give it a go to make sure it was up to scratch...

The product

Green People started when a mother decided to solve her young daughter's skin problems by going to the root of the cause - chemicals within household and beauty products. She worked to create a brand that used natural ingredients only; so no parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours that could irritate the skin.

That was...

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Wahanda loves: top summer sun creams for sensitive skin

25
May
2012
Wahanda loves: top summer sun creams for sensitive skin

As the sun has finally made a scorching appearance in the UK, it's more important than ever to make sure your skin is protected from harmful (not to mention ageing!) rays. But if you need to top up your SPF or you're finishing off your holiday shopping list and are struggling to find a product that suits your troublesome skin, you're in the right place.

Sensitive skin types can often react to standard sun creams, causing even more irritation than the sunburn you'd get without it. Fear not, sensitive souls, for the beauty industry is never one to back down from a challenge.

A few quality brands out there have recognised the problem of intolerant skin and made some great products so that you don't have to miss out on their moisturising, protecting goodness. Make sure one of these is in...

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Wahanda guide: Hair Loss Awareness Month and products to help

25
May
2012
Wahanda guide: Hair Loss Awareness Month and products to help

The month of May is the official Hair Loss Awareness Month, and with recent stats from Viviscal revealing 41% of the UK are affected, awareness is exactly what's needed. Thinning hair is not just a problem for men (traditionally it's well known that ageing can cause baldness) - women are affected too, and yet few people realise that there is help available.

There's no cure; treatments such as steroids need to be continued infinitely in order to keep the hair growth going, but there are products on the market that can help to conceal, prevent or slow down hair loss. So whether you've over-styled your tresses and left them a little distressed or you're genetically prone to shedding too many precious hairs, don't fret - that will only make it worse. Check out the options available and see...

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Tried and tested: Avène High Protection Cream SPF50

04
May
2012
Tried and tested: Avène High Protection Cream SPF50

This week's Sun Awareness Week has had us preparing for the summer ahead as well as re-looking at our current skincare regimes. With worrying stats revealing that the majority of us Brits don't protect our skin in the UK sun, we thought it was high time to highlight the issue and make sure Britain starts acting sun savvy.

Sun protection should be a no-brainer for normal skin types - just slap it on; but for those of us with sensitive, intolerant or even allergic skin, it's quite the beauty dilemma. The sun will often cause sensitive types to react with prickly heat and sunburn, while the SPF filters in sun cream itself can cause irritation too - leaving us a bit clueless on how to stay sun safe. Thankfully, there are a few brands out there who know their stuff when it comes to skin...

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Tried and tested: Sweatshop's sports bra fitting service

20
April
2012
Tried and tested: Sweatshop's sports bra fitting service

Ladies, this one is for you. Whether you're a marathon runner, a zumba fanatic, rock climber or even a power walker, you need to protect your assets. No matter how intense your exercise regime, a sports bra is the most essential piece of kit - yet thousands of women are still slacking when it comes to wearing the right support.

Sweatshop, the sports retailer and running specialists, conducted a survey earlier this year that revealed 57% of women do not regularly wear a specific sports bra when exercising. The surprising figure was baffling given that 70% of women in the study admitted to knowing that a well-fitting bra would prevent breast sag and pain, which were their top two concerns - and a quarter of those asked admitted that they were currently wearing one which didn't fit them...

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Tried and tested: Divaderme Lash Extender

13
April
2012
Tried and tested: Divaderme Lash Extender

I admit it - I'm a little obsessed with trying out new eye makeup and I love it to be dramatic. But while I love the look of dark and flirty false lashes that are seen on the likes of Adele and Kim Kardashian, I also have no patience and can't be doing with all the glueing that's involved.

Thankfully, the wonderful world of beauty has made sure that I needn't miss out on the false lash effect. From lash conditioners to encourage growth, to lash extensions which last for a few weeks and even save you money on mascara, there are plenty of treatments to get your eyes aflutter - but now an instant fix has arrived that you can do all by yourself. Let me tell you more…

The product

Divaderme's Lash Extender is, quite simply, a bottle of eyelashes - but there's nothing creepy about it....

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Wahanda news: Elemis launch party at Rookery Retreat & Spa

02
April
2012
Wahanda news: Elemis launch party at Rookery Retreat & Spa

You could visit the most luxurious spa in the world, but if the products aren't up to scratch then the experience will barely be indulgent at all.

We're a lover of brilliant beauty brands here at Wahanda, always looking for the next great product to soothe skin and make us glow - which is why we're very excited that our all-time favourite Elemis is about to launch in the gorgeous Rookery Retreat and Spa. The pamper haven is located in a converted barn in the lakeside grounds of 16th century Rookery Manor, and will soon be adding the prestigious name of Elemis to its repertoire. What's more, you can be a part of the big day…

The Weston-super-Mare retreat is welcoming the arrival of the luxury spa brand Elemis to the fold with an exciting launch party on Saturday 14th April. Visitors can...

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Tried and tested: HD Brows Vibe & Eye

19
March
2012
Tried and tested: HD Brows Vibe & Eye

If eyes are the windows to the soul, and eyebrows are the frame for your face, you need to keep them both looking pretty good if you want to look your best. The HD Brows phenomenon has been sweeping the nation to do just that, giving people the brows they've always wanted with a seven step salon treatment that's widely regarded as the ultimate brow shaping regime.

The Wahanda team are huge fans of the treatment thanks to its flawless results, giving film star-like eyes in just one session. So, when we heard that the high definition brand had launched a new product designed to perk up eyes and make them fresher than ever, we couldn't wait to give it a go…

The product

The brand new product from HD Brows is the Vibe & Eye Smoothing Serum. An eye-opening duo designed to de-puff under-eye...

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Wahanda guide: understanding food intolerance with YorkTest

23
January
2012
Wahanda guide: understanding food intolerance with YorkTest

The saying 'you are what you eat' has more truth in it than you may think. Most of us can tell if a certain food doesn't agree with us, or what foods can make us feel good - but it's not just a case of eating fruit and veg instead of crisps and snacks, because even the healthy stuff can cause problems. That's why this week's Food Intolerance Week (23rd - 29th Jan) aims to spread awareness about what could be making you feel under the weather, every single day. We chatted to YorkTest and Dr Hilary Jones to find out more…

Why food intolerance?

According to medical charity Allergy, up to 45% of us suffer from some sort of reaction to food - and with only 2.5% of those being affected by a food allergy, the rest have to cope with the often overlooked problem of food intolerance, which can...

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Tried and tested: Formby Hall Spa

18
January
2012
Tried and tested: Formby Hall Spa

When my friend said we were off for a spa day in Liverpool as part of her hen weekend, I was part-excited, part-mortified at the thought of getting up at 8am after the night out we'd planned. But I needn't have worried.

Though a spa isn't usually the first choice for a hen party, it's not only a great idea but it makes total sense. The bride-to-be has been busy for the past year or so planning the big day, while we all want to spend time with her to gossip and get her alone before she becomes a Mrs. A whole day to chill out over tea and treatments is therefore a pretty perfect scenario.

The venue

A short drive outside of Liverpool's city centre sits Formby Hall Spa, an impressive building with expansive grounds which make a great view from the steam and sauna rooms on a sunny day....

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Tried and Tested: GetGorgeous! Foil Nail Wraps

22
November
2011
Tried and Tested: GetGorgeous! Foil Nail Wraps

As a beauty writer at Wahanda I should probably know more about facials and massages than makeup and cosmetics, but for me the latter is a necessity rather than an indulgence. I never leave the house without a flick of eyeliner and a sweep of mascara, but my favourite way to experiment is with my nails.

So easy to update and a great way to keep on trend (without spending a fortune on shoes), trying out new manicure tricks is becoming a bit of a habit, from long-lasting Gelish to fun crackle polishes. That's why when I heard we were doing a great deal on nail wraps I couldn't wait to give them a go.

The product

GetGorgeous! know their stuff when it comes to beauty trends and have nailed the look for the upcoming party season. As well as flirty false lashes to make eyes pop, they've...

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Wahanda loves: Pai Skincare - the must-have for allergy-prone skin

21
October
2011
Wahanda loves: Pai Skincare - the must-have for allergy-prone skin

If there's one thing that bugs me in the beauty industry, it's the number of products that claim to be suitable for sensitive skin when they're not quite sensitive enough. How do I know? Because I then end up with redness that I have to fix with lots of soothing products and start all over again… sound familiar?

I'm always on the lookout for the really good stuff - the brands who understand that we can't all put strong fragrances and chemicals on our skin and get away with it. Recently I was raving about Avène, whose expert skincare range has a permanent place on my shelf. But I'm now making some extra room, because I've discovered another brand that caters for fair and fragile skin like mine and does it with flair. Meet Pai Skincare - organic skincare for sensitive and allergy-prone...

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Wahanda news: your reviews have helped Breast Cancer Care

07
October
2011
Wahanda news: your reviews have helped Breast Cancer Care

Remember back in the summer when the UK was hit by terrible riots? It was very stressful for all involved and we wanted to help out those who had been affected by the damage and violence, so we set about encouraging you guys to write more reviews and putting it to a good cause. For every review written in August, we vowed to give £1 towards Riot Rebuild to help get the UK cleaned up.

Well, an amazing 2,122 reviews were written in August - that is a lot of spa-ing, fitness classes and haircuts - and we can't thank you enough for the help. However, we had a problem. The riots caused so much goodwill among those who wanted to help out that we can no longer donate to the rebuild project because they don't need it. While this is fantastic news because it shows what a great job they did, it...

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Tried and Tested: Eau Thermale Avène - the sensitive skincare range

23
September
2011
Tried and Tested: Eau Thermale Avène - the sensitive skincare range

Everyone loves pamper products that smell good enough to eat for a bit of luxury in their skincare routine, but what if your skin doesn't love all that fragrance? Sensitive, intolerant and even allergic skin can be difficult to care for, with so many beauty products out there that have strong scents or too many chemicals or that claim to be suitable for sensitive skin despite still having harsh formulas. Thankfully, that's where Avène steps in…

The French beauty brand provides relief for sensitive skin sufferers with their gentle dermo-cosmetic products. Avène is based on the properties of their Avène Thermal Spring Water, which is low mineralised and clinically proven to be naturally soothing.

Sensitivity

Avène have come up with three degrees of skin sensitivity to make sure you can...

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Wahanda news: win a year's worth of accessories with Stylistpick

16
September
2011
Wahanda news: win a year's worth of accessories with Stylistpick

London Fashion Week has officially kicked off with fashionistas donning their heels and heading to the capital to see the new trends for Spring/Summer 2012, and it's looking pretty good already. Not that we're jealous. Not at all.

We can't wait to see the new beauty trends that are coming our way for the next season and hope there are plenty of exciting hairstyles making their way down the catwalk too.

To celebrate London's week of trend-setting, we've teamed up with the super-chic Stylistpick to offer you a fantastic prize that will keep you looking your best for not just this season, but the whole year to come - sound good? Thought so.

Stylistpick has a team of experts on hand including Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model's Grace Woodward and TV presenter, model and fashion...

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Wahanda loves: the new trend - try before you buy

01
September
2011
Wahanda loves: the new trend - try before you buy

We're always keeping a beady eye on beauty trends here at Wahanda, and one that we've noticed growing in popularity with our Twitter followers, fellow bloggers and beauty fans is the 'try before you buy' mantra.

We've been a keen player in the trend for some time ourselves, with our free skin consultations and free fitness deals which give you the chance to try out that Pilates class or see what's really involved in a skin peel - but the latest to the try-it-first table is the idea of the beauty box.

These beauty boxes are a selection of travel or sample sized beauty products that are sent out and delivered to subscribers for a small fee each month. From the Boudoir Privé box to Feel Unique's version, the regular box of mini goodies allows beauty fans to try out the latest products,...

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Wahanda news: stress is leading cause of female hair loss

21
July
2011
Wahanda news: stress is leading cause of female hair loss

We all know what happens as we get older; things start to sag, wrinkles appear and some of us even start to lose our lustrous locks. But stories of hair loss have hit the headlines more often in recent years, and not because of ageing - but because of stress.

Stress is known to have a poor affect on health, from aches and pains to skin problems and weight loss or gain, but new statistics show that it's also the leading cause of hair loss. Viviscal, the hair loss supplement company, conducted a study to find out what was causing the nation to shed their tresses and found that 53% deemed stress the culprit.

Stress was closely followed by age (23%), post birth (20%), dieting (13%) and over styling (17%), something that Lady Gaga has been reported to have suffered from. But while most...

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Wahanda news: a little ray of sunshine from Sanctuary Spa

14
July
2011
Wahanda news: a little ray of sunshine from Sanctuary Spa

London spa fans, attention please - one of your favourite locations has got a brand new offer for you to get your manicured mitts on.

The gorgeous Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden is embracing summer with a super special spa day that's guaranteed to give you that feel-good glow - and with so many treatments to choose from there's something for even the fussiest of spa fans.

Their new Sunshine Spa Day gives you the chance to experience the ultimate day of luxury, thanks to the London hotspot's stunning facilities. From the Koi Carp lounge to the Atrium pool and the peaceful Sleep Retreat, you can while away the hours in first class surroundings and feel a world away from the busy streets below.

The Sunshine Spa Day with a 50 minute treatment includes:


Choice of one of the following...

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Tried and tested: PowerBIKE

11
July
2011
Tried and tested: PowerBIKE

Being a time-strapped Londoner and forever struggling to fit fitness into my routine, Power Plates are something I’ve loved since discovering them a few years ago. I now visit Fitness for Every Body weekly for my fix but am always looking for new cardio activities to try - so was very excited to hear about the brand new product from the tech whizzes over at Power Plate HQ: the PowerBIKE. I hotfooted it over there to check out the new phenomenon…

The concept

Part Power Plate, part exercise bike – yes, the PowerBIKE is every bit as tough as it sounds. The stationary bike doesn’t look too different from your usual spinning class contraption, but I soon find out looks can be deceiving. Within the wheels is the brand new 'pedal and crank' technology, so that once you switch on the power your...

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Tried and tested: The Salt Pipe - halotherapy on the move

22
June
2011
Tried and tested: The Salt Pipe - halotherapy on the move

When halotherapy, also known as salt therapy, was brought to the UK thanks to The Salt Cave in Wandsworth, we couldn’t wait to try it out and share our thoughts with you. But that was a whole two years ago and while the pioneers have expanded to run a further three locations of these cavernous havens, another company had a bright idea to bring the trusted treatment to even more allergy sufferers worldwide. And so, the Salt Pipe was born.

The product

Cisca’s Salt Pipe is an all natural dry salt inhaler, which uses dry aerosol micro-particles to help beat allergy symptoms. With millions of us struggling with hayfever and other allergies this summer, this quirky little invention brings the benefits of the natural therapy to you as and when you need it.

Whether you’re knee-deep in mud in...

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Wahanda loves: top five reasons to shop with Wahanda

11
April
2011
Wahanda loves: top five reasons to shop with Wahanda

We're glad you like us, but how much do you know about us? As your go-to guru for the best deals, we want you to know you're in good hands. We know that service with a smile makes all the difference, and that you're not going to try the latest beauty trend without a little background information first - which is why we are so much more than just bargain hunters.

Did you know that:

1. We use eVouchers

Where's the fun in shopping online if you have to wait a few days for the postman to arrive? We like to do things quickly and easily, which is why when you purchase anything from Wahanda you'll receive an eVoucher straight to your email inbox in a flash.

2. We welcome you with open arms (and a £5 discount)

When you sign up to our newsletters for the first time, we welcome you with a £5...

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Wahanda news: UK women use Botox to delay looking like their mothers

01
April
2011
Wahanda news: UK women use Botox to delay looking like their mothers

With Mother’s Day being this weekend we’re all celebrating our wonderful mums and saying thank you, but do you thank yours for your looks? New research shows that women are now turning to anti-ageing treatments to delay the transformation into their mums.

Sk:n, one of the UK’s leading skin clinics, has surveyed 8,000 females across the country to find out what their attitudes are to ageing and skincare. The research found that one in ten women worry about getting older at the point they begin to look like their mother, and are now using injectables such as Botox and fillers to slow down the process. In fact, one in thirteen women worry their husband or boyfriend will leave them for a younger model if they increasingly resemble their mum (the so-called mother-in-law effect).

The survey...

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Wahanda news: exclusive Sanctuary gift set offer

25
March
2011
Wahanda news: exclusive Sanctuary gift set offer

With Mother's Day being just around the corner (ahem, 3rd April for those of you looking panicked) we’ve all been scratching our heads trying to think of how best to say thank you to our mums for putting up with us for yet another year. Well, fret no more - Wahanda has it covered. Did you expect anything less?

Kicking off on Monday 28th March, Wahanda is delighted to announce a fresh new partnership with the Sanctuary Spa which will see not one, but two unbeatable MobDeals on their fantastic skincare range going live just in time for Mother’s Day. This is the first time the Sanctuary have unleashed their products outside of Boots, so to say we’re feeling pretty special would be an understatement (we're actually dancing in excitement, can you tell?).

First up is the Sanctuary Skincare...

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Tried and Tested: Gelish with NAILS BY METS

16
February
2011
Tried and Tested: Gelish with NAILS BY METS

It’s fun to keep up with the hottest nail colours around each season, but now there’s a new nail treatment in town too – Gelish. Being a dedicated nail-painter myself, I couldn’t wait to try out this time-saving treat that promised to leave my nails glossy and bright for up to three whole weeks without damaging my nails - and no, there are no pigs flying overhead…

The therapist

If the prospect of having perfect nails wasn’t exciting enough, the fact that I didn’t even have to leave my house to have it done made it even better. NAILS BY METS, aka Metta, is a mobile therapist who is currently polishing the nails of beauty lovers across inner and outer London, as well as the Reading area. Specialising in everything from nail art (her own nails had roses painted on them – definitely a good...

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Wahanda news: Spa Co Urban Oasis event, Manchester

20
September
2010
Wahanda news: Spa Co Urban Oasis event, Manchester

Mancunians, we may just be able to brighten up your week. If you need a bit of a pamper fix, head on down to the Spa Co Urban Oasis in Debenhams on Wednesday and be part of the official relaunch after their fantastic refurbishment.

The fresh-faced spa is holding an event on Wednesday 22nd September from 12pm to 6pm to celebrate their new look, with free wine and nibbles available throughout the day for you to enjoy as well as some exclusive discounts and promotions.

Show up on Wednesday and you can check out their new Minx nails treatments, plus hear their very exciting news about a new treatment they will be offering that’s sure to go swimmingly well – our lips are sealed!

As well as keeping up to date with this Manchester hot spot, you can also get 15% off any treatments or vouchers...

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Wahanda news: anti-ageing – it’s in your smile

21
April
2010
Wahanda news: anti-ageing – it’s in your smile

It may be time to put the tooth fairy out of business and hold on to your gnashers because your teeth could be the key to staying young.

A new study has found that as our skin sags, so too do our bones – which explains why tightening the skin using cosmetic surgery can leave you looking windswept rather than restoring that youthful glow.

But don’t ditch the anti-ageing cream just yet – all hope is not lost. David Hunt, a physical anthropologist who’s seen 30,000 human skeletons, suggests that though you can’t stop your bones withering away, you can slow down the drooping by looking after your teeth.

Tooth loss leads to skinny jawbones that look older, as the body takes away the no-longer used sockets where teeth used to be. Thankfully dental care has improved massively over the years...

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Tried and tested: magnetic therapy

23
March
2010
Tried and tested: magnetic therapy

When Wahanda heard about magnetic therapy we just had to try it out – well, if it’s good enough for Roger Federer, then it’s good enough for us. An alternative, non-invasive drug free treatment that can benefit everybody, magnetic therapy claims to not only be great for illness or injury, but also for maintenance of good health. We wanted to know more, so spent the morning down at the BEMER Health Centre in Wandsworth and heard some fascinating stories while we were there…

The venue

The BEMER Health Centre is based in the same beautifully reformed building that harbours the UK’s first Salt Cave which we recently tried out and loved. Clean, clinical yet relaxing, the centre is run by magnetic therapy enthusiast Kathy Geminiani who has just two treatment rooms.

Having discovered...

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Wahanda news: Botox hinders acting abilities

15
March
2010
Wahanda news: Botox hinders acting abilities

Botox has been a hot topic lately, from celebrities such as Dannii Minogue turning their slender back on it or girls as young as fifteen getting their frown-busting fixes in early.

Now a new piece of gossip has got tongues wagging, as the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman reported that a contact in LA has discovered new classes which teach you how to act despite the inability to express emotions due to the use of Botox. We kid you not.

It may sound like the cosmetic industry- or Hollywood in general- has officially gone mad but perhaps all wrinkle-free A-listers should give it a go. Discussing the troublesome trend of Botox, casting director Margery Simkin told New York Magazine, ‘It has definitely impacted my work. It’s something that you think about when you’re assessing someone for a role.’...

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Wahanda news: the youngest teen to have Botox

09
March
2010
Wahanda news: the youngest teen to have Botox

Botox is no longer favoured by just celebrities and yummy mummies; a teenage girl has become the youngest Botox user in Britain at the age of only 15. What would her mother say if she knew? Well, she already knows – and now gives her daughter the muscle-paralysing injections herself.

Hannah Burge, who is now sixteen, had her first dose of Botox at a clinic in Spain last year when her forty-nine year old mother Sarah gave her consent. Since her first fix, Hannah has had two more of the injections done in the comfort of her own home by none other than her proud mum, a trained aesthetic practitioner who administers half the usual dosage given to adults to help Hannah stay wrinkle-free.

Hopping on the bandwagon after finding forums and websites with young girls claiming to feel more...

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Tried and tested: WaterCrew rowing classes

08
March
2010
Tried and tested: WaterCrew rowing classes

That January detox may feel like it was nothing but a bad dream already, but Wahanda try to keep fit and fabulous all year round. But what to do when you’re bored of running, avoiding the loneliness of the gym or completely unmotivated to get those muscles moving? Find a new fitness toy to play with, that’s what. Wahanda bounded over to Trinity Health Clubs last week to check out the new class in town – WaterCrew – and we were pleased to find we weren’t out of our depth…

The venueTrinity Health Clubs are quietly hidden away in a basement location in Central London. Their compact studios are currently enjoying a refurb which is making them lighter and brighter, with a smart reception area already giving the place a welcoming feel. A very intimate club, Trinity focus on personal training...

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Wahanda news: Vitality Show 2010

02
March
2010
Wahanda news: Vitality Show 2010

Spring is on its way and what better way to put some bounce in your step than an event dedicated to health and wellness? The Vitality Show is back at Earl’s Court 2 this month for the biggest health, beauty and wellness event of the year, and Wahanda will be there to check out the latest lust-haves in the world of wellbeing.

Running from the 18th-21st March, the Vitality Show is the ultimate girl’s day out with over 350 health, beauty, fitness, healthy eating and wellbeing companies taking part to display new products and offer advice to help spring clean your health and beauty regime.

This year has a whole host of inspiring treats, including the addition of the One Life Live Show, the perfect opportunity for you to give your life a makeover. Features include life coaching sessions,...

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Tried and tested: salt cave therapy

18
December
2009
Tried and tested: salt cave therapy

We’re told to keep our salt intake to a minimum to keep hearts happy and healthy, but inhaling it can actually be good for you - halotherapy, or salt therapy is helpful particularly if you suffer from asthma, bronchitis or sinusitis. Ever the enthusiast for a natural remedy, Wahanda headed down to the UK’s first ever Salt Cave to find out why passing the salt could be the next big thing.

The venue

The Salt Cave is set within a one-hundred year old converted church in Wandsworth, just a stone’s throw away from the local station. With a friendly yet suitably clinical interior, a small and welcoming reception area leads through to a locker room where we can de-coat ourselves away from snow-encrusted London and put on the highly attractive (!) hair nets and shoe covers.

Hungarian-born...

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As Site Editor for Wahanda and an avid user of beauty products, I love finding out about the latest treatments and products and testing them out. I'm a bit mad about makeup and always in search of the best products for sensitive skin, as well as having a strong interest in health and wellbeing and how to make stressful city life a little bit easier.

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