Rose Quartz Facials

So after going on my Quartz Spa Training with Crystal Clear I have been researching into crystals, paying particular attention to Rose Quartz. In all our Quartz Spa treatment rituals it involves massage with rose quartz palm stones.

With facials and skin being my ultimate passion, i decided to look at rose quartz facial rollers that I could use in facials more freely than the palm stones. On researching the facial rollers I found that they were quite popular and I came across many reviews and blogs about them.

After researching the many benefits of the facial rollers I decided to incorporate the facial rollers into our NEW Rose Quartz Facial. This will include all the fabulous Crystal Clear Skincare, Quartz Spa products aswell rose quartz palm stones and the facial roller.

Before we go into detail about the Facial let’s just talk about the history & benefits of Rose Quartz Crystal.

History

There are a number of legends surrounding rose quartz and its power of love and reconciliation, but I’d like to pay particular attention to a Egyptian legend and goddess Isis. Isis used rose quartz to maintain her divine youth and beauty and it is said that the goddess would gather rose quartz crystals by the Nile River and use them to keep her skin clear & wrinkle free. It has also been reported that facial masks made of rose quartz have been found in tombs of ancient Egypt.

On a spiritual level rose quartz is a love stone. Is is famous for attracting and keeping love,not just from others, but for oneself by oneself. Commonly known for their powerful vibrations to heal the heart from sentiments of lost love, anger, resentment and jealousy.

Also believed to lower stress, raise self-esteem, restore confidence and balance emotions

Benefits

  • Packed with minerals magnesium, iron and oxygen that help reduce inflammation and support renewal of skin cells.
  • Tones facial muscles
  • Stimulates detoxification
  • Aid absorption of skincare
  • Reduction of undereye puffiness and dark circles
  • Improve appearance of clearer skin

How to use

There are two different ways to use the rollers to either:

1.  Give a detoxifying affect- gently rolling towards the ears to help drain the lymph nodes

2. Give a Rejuvenating affect – by applying a medium to firm pressure with the roller moving in an upwards direction.

Rose quartz facial

In our NEW Rose Quartz Facial our main focus is on wellbeing and relaxation. We start the treatment with a lifestyle questionnaire then move onto the sensory part (which I love as this bit is so individual to each person) client smells the three blends of quartz spa oils-

Happiness – pure zesty sunshine, a truly beautiful uplifting happy aromatherapy blend containing Sweet Orange, Grapefruit and sandalwood.

Energise- free the mind & body whilst rebalancing the emotions with this detoxifying aromatherapy blend. It utilises the powerful cleansing, theraputic properties of juniper, grapefruit and lemon, combining them with balancing clary sage and bay laurel.

Hope- a bewitching, sensual and luxurious aromatherapy blend that merges clarifying spearmint with vanilla. Add in sweet orange, balancing geranium, crisp sharp and citrus lime and the endless benefits of petitgrain.  

After smelling all the three blends the client chooses their favourite, we then go onto use that blend throughout the treatment including spraying the room with that fragrance. Before treatment commences a gem elixir is consumed then we start the facial by deep cleansing then exfoliating. Whilst the mask is on the face we preform a 10 minute crystal cleanse. After this we then preform the massage (with the chosen aromatherapy blend) of the shoulders and face with the rose quartz palm stones and facial roller. We then moisturise & finish the treatment with a spritz of the chosen aromatherapy blend on the skin. 

A full glass of the gem elixir is then consumed and we then talk through any skincare and lifestyle recommendations.

November offer

To book in a Rose Quartz Facial on the offer below contact us today.

We hope you enjoyed the reading our blog this month.

Hayley xx

 

Quartz Spa Training and Products

Freedom is my first thought as I board the train to Liverpool, then as I sit down and start the journey my eyes start to close (oh the joys of sleepless nights) The quietness also helps me on my way to nodding off but I manage to keep my eyes open and start focusing on the day ahead.

After a short walk or taxi drive, (I decide on the latter), I arrive at Crystal Clear Headquarters on Rodney Street. On arrival I am greeted by Cath and she tells me that we have one to one training for the day.

Training

The morning is spent chatting through the Quartz Spa Treatments and Products. This includes smelling the products and having a feel of them.

There are three signature Quartz Spa blends – Hope, Happiness and Energise. So I learn about each blend and who they are best suited too.

Each blend represents what crystal clear feel to be the core principles of physical vitality and emotional equilibrium and each one has been meticulously created to exude aromatically and sensually, the very essence that it name projects.

How Quartz Spa came about and the concept behind it-

Inspired by nature to help soothe and recharge, quartz Spa takes the purest ingredients and most powerful crystals to create effective and indulgent therapies for the mind, body and soul.

Developed by Sharon Hilditch alongside one of the most prestigious spa consultants in the world, Linda Hall. Quartz Spa harnesses the power of nature’s two most potent healing gifts, essential oils and crystals.

Each product in the range is infused with a pure quartz crystal that amplifies the healing properties of natural ingredients and therapeutic aromatherapy blends used. Stimulating positive energy circulation, lifting your mood and calming your senses.

Why Quartz?

Quartz is the ‘feel better stone’ on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. It is one of nature’s most beautiful and potent tools. It is one of the most energetic stones on the planet, amplifying and releasing energy.

Also known as the Master Healer, quartz channels energy and it can be directed to help emotional well-being. Either stimulating and leaving you feeling happier, calmer, harmonising emotions, healing and rebalancing.

Aromatherapy Treatment Rituals

The therapies have been designed as rituals that take in consideration the mind, body and spirit – rebalancing and restoring from both inside and out.

The unique quartz Spa blends enable therapists to deliver a bespoke treatment ritual tailored to suit each client’s individual needs. The choice of blend is selected in response to the detailed consultation, lifestyle questionnaire and your personally desired treatment ritual goals.

Heres the treatments that will be on offer at the salon.

Aromatherapy full body massage ritual £50

Aromatherapy back ritual £35

Realign and rebalance back ritual – incudes scrub, massage and wrap. £45

Face, neck and shoulder ritual £35

Blooming beautiful mum to be £50

All treatment rituals include a gem elixir drink before and after the treatment (this is so that you take the energy from the quartz stones that are infused in the water), massaging with rose quartz stones (a crystal of compassion and peace) and your very own quartz crystal (master Healer, the feel better stone) to take away with you to continue on your energising journey way after your treatment.

As an introductory offer throughout September receive 20% off our treatment rituals by quoting #quartzcrystals

I hope you enjoy these products and treatment rituals as much as I do. If you’ve already bought some of the quartz Spa products please leave us a comment on how you got on with the products.

Be Pretty, Be Pampered & Be Beautiful

Hayley x

Treatment Spotlight on Indian Head Massage

This ancient therapy dates back thousands of years and once formed a vital part of Indian family life, with regular massages given to infants from birth.

From an early age, Indian children were taught the art of head massage so that each family member could both give and receive the treatment, thereby creating strong family bonds.

Indian Head massage also incorporates the principles of ayurveda. Ayurveda translates as ‘the science of life’. According to ayurveda, health is when there is harmony and balance of the mind, body and self and who doesn’t want that, right??

Disease is caused by a disruption of the equilibrium within either ourselves or our environment.

Many of us suffer with everyday stresses in life in general, so this would be a principle that would refer to a lot of people.

Benefits of receiving Indian Head massage-

The treatment is 30 minutes long and is received from the therapist whilst you sit on a chair. With this in mind it makes it a treatment that is highly accessible to a lot of people.

It brings about a localised stimulation of the blood flow, lymph flow and nerve endings. Which leads to feelings of calmness and invigoration.

The treatment will help those who suffer for general localised aches and pains, headaches and migraines, muscular tension and fatigue, stress tension and depression and eye strain.

The treatment can also be carried out with or without essential oils.

We charge £22 for Indian Head massage and once people have tried it they always come back again.

We hope you enjoyed our treatment Spotlight this month. We will be doing this once a month and would love your feedback.

We hope to see you the clinic soon but In the meantime Be Pretty, Be Pampered and be beautiful.

Hayley x

Beat the January Blues with Our Deluxe Delight……

Treatment of the Month – CND Deluxe Almond Spa Manicure

£33 with Hayley or £23 with Kim

Winter can take it toll on your hands so why not treat them with this Deluxe Delight!!

Treatment Includes cuticle work, Almond oil soak, exfoliation and almond illuminating mask with heated mitts. Finished off with a moisturising massage and a normal polish of choice.

Please add £10 onto the price if having shellac finish.

Now running Massage and Facial Clinics on a Monday 7pm to 9pm

To kick start the November Massage and Facial Clinic off we are offering these three fabulous packages for just £45. 

Melt Away

Includes a Basic Mini Facial with Mask and Hot Stone Back Neck & Shoulder Massage

£45

Bright Eyes

Includes Oxygen Eye Treatment and Neck Shoulder and Scalp Massage

£45

Renew You

Mini Microdermabrasion and Neck Shoulder & Scalp OR Neck, Back & Shoulder

£45

 Please note that this offer is only available on the Monday night Clinics & vouchers cannot be used against this offer.

Early Bird Breakfast Club

Join us for Breakfast every Saturday 8am to 10am

How it works:

We will send you a text the day before your treatment along with the Breakfast Menu. Choose your breakfast and enjoy it on the Saturday morning whilst having your treatment or simply take away and enjoy at home. Please note we wouldn’t recommend serving you breakfast whilst having your fingernails manicured as it could get messy, haha!! but you can certainly take away and enjoy at home.

Breakfast Menu

Choose from:

Fruity Breakfast Muffins (available to take-away)

Warmed Crumpets with either Butter or Jam

Warm Buttery Toast White or Brown

Warm Pan au chocolate or Fresh Croissants (available to take-away)

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so we can adjust your breakfast Menu

Drinks

Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Coffee, Cappuccino, Fresh Orange Juice, Large range of Herbal Teas

All this for just an extra £2 on top of your treatments.

You can also take away your breakfast if you want to eat it at home.

We hope to see you in Clinic very soon.

Hayley, Kim & Oilvia x

 

Sun and Skin Ageing

Hello Lovely People, I thought we would do a little educational blog this month about Sun and Skin Ageing. I thought it would be a good one to do as its supposedly Summer, and I know a lot of you will be jetting away to hotter climates (I am not jealous) I hope you think it makes an interesting read and please feel free to leave any comments and ask any questions.

Hayley xx

What Causes Wrinkles?

Damage occurs to collagen and elastin fibres deep down in the skin called the reticular dermis. Expression lines are caused by gradual denting of the collagen fibres from repeated facial movement. Just like a piece of metal that is bent multiple times, these fibres become weaker in the area of constant bend. In a Sun damaged skin little by little the collagen and elastin fibres are damaged until they cannot function in their intended capacity. This damage results in both skin wrinkling and skin sagging.

There are two main types of skin wrinkling: those caused by facial expressions – called Expression Lines. These include horizontal lines “scowl” lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes and from the corners of the mouth to the nose. Lines caused by Sun Exposure – these wrinkles are not necessarily in the areas of facial movement; they are often criss-cross wrinkles and can be in any area of the face, neck or chest.

There are two main types of ageing on the Skin:

Intrinsic Skin Ageing refers to the ageing of the skin that occurs naturally. Hereditary factors, ethnicity, skin coloration, gravity’s effect on the skin over time. chronological age (the passing of the years).

Extrinsic Skin Ageing is exposure and environmental factors that affect skin ageing. What happens to the skin over a lifetime is extrinsic skin ageing. Sun exposure, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and health habits that affect the skin are all factors in extrinsic aging. Extrinsic factors affecting the skin are generally controllable and avoidable, which makes the extrinsic signs preventable!!!!

Skin that is damaged from extrinsic factors will appear much older than the skin of the same age that only has intrinsic ageing factors. Remember this ladies look after your skin and it will repay you!!

Sun Damage

The medical term for skin damage from sun exposure is Dermatoheliosis. One of the main and first appearing signs of this is splotchy discoloration of the skin. This is caused by the skin trying to defend itself against sun exposure.

A tan is actually an immune function of the skin, desperately trying to shield itself from the sun’s damaging rays! What appears as a golden tan in your 20’s will appear as wrinkles, pigment splotchiness at age 40.

Why we should wear an SPF Daily?

As well as to protect from Sun Damage we need protection from Free radicals. These are unstable atoms that rob electrons from the cells of the skin, that can cause damage to DNA in cells and the fibroblasts that produce COLLAGEN so therefore ages the skin.

Skin Tips and Advice on Sun Damage

  • Use a broad spectrum daily sunscreen, which means that it screens both UVA and UVB rays.
  • The sunscreen should be an SPF of at least 15
  • The last factor is very important. Most importantly: you must find a sunscreen product that you really like and can comfortably use every day, and that can double up as a moisturiser. It is important that it is easily workable into your skin care regime. Wearing a moisturiser with built in sunscreen is an easy health habit that can make a world of difference to any skin.

All information that you have read has been taken from my reference book The Skin Care Answer Book by Mark Lees Foreword by Howard Murad M.D.

Summer Must Haves for the Skin

Moisturisers available to buy from the clinic with SPF in them.

Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Serum SPF15 comes in 25ml 60ml 120ml https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/skin-brightening-complex/

Crystal Clear Illuminate SPF 15 comes in 25ml and 50ml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/illuminate/

Crystal Clear Protect and Repair SPF 40 comes in 25ml and 120ml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/protect-and-repair/

Crystal Clear Facial Tan Beach Glow Tan Drops 3oml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/beach-glow-tan-drops/

Totally customisable and simple to use, Tan Drops work with your favourite moisturiser to give you a beautiful tan which lasts for days, doesn’t smell and will give a glow to your complexion.

DONT FORGET!! IF YOU WANT FAKE IT & HAVE A  TAN BEFORE YOU GO AWAY ON HOLIDAY WE DO FAKE BAKE LOTION TANS!!

Masks to take away on Holiday with you only £4.95 each

Beauty Pro Nourishing Collagen Sheet Mask with Olive Extract– for dehydrated and thirsty skin.

Beauty Pro BRIGHTENING Collagen Sheet Mask with Vitamin C – for Anti-ageing – Brightens complexion and improves elasticity.

Both these masks have an Anti-ageing formula that combats fine lines, wrinkles, sun-damage and dull skin while improving skin clarity, rebalance uneven skin tone and diminish pigmentation resulting in soft, supple skin with a youthful glow.

Facials

All our Facials are a perfect pick me up before or after you have been on holiday, browse our facials and book in with us to start your Skin Care journey to having amazing skin!!!

http://prettyandpampered.co.uk/crystal-clear-facials/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Kim our New Staff Member and Shellac Specialist

Staff Profile (In the Picture above Kim is on the right at the end)

Kim is my oldest and better looking sister, who I have been mithering to come and work for me for a couple of years. One of the reasons that i knew she would be brilliant at Nails is that she is a perfectionist and wont stop until something is right (one thing we have in common). She is bubbly and loves to make people laugh which comes from years of entertaining children. Kim has been in the childcare industry for 17 years and continues to enjoy and work in that field.

Kim’s journey so far……

She went on her 2 day shellac course at Creative Nail Academy in Manchester at the end of March and has continued her training every week in the clinic ever since. You can follow Kim’s journey on our Facebook and Instagram page where her Nail pictures will be updated regularly. Kim’s training is ongoing but she is now taking bookings at a slightly cheaper rate until she builds up her experience, so please allow a little extra time when having your nails manicured. Here’s all Kim’s Info-

Kim’s Prices

First Shellac with Kim Introductory Offer of £10

Offer includes Shellac File & Polish Only.

Then normal prices resume-

Shellac Manicure £19.00 For accent finger in Chrome or Glitter add an extra £1

Shellac Chrome or Glitter Manicure £22.00

Shellac Removals £6.00

Shellac File & Polish £14.00

Mini Manicure with normal polish £14.00

Normal File and Polish £9.00

GIVE YOURSELF A LITTLE TREAT & ADD A COLLAGEN MASK ONTO ANY TREATMENT FOR £4

KIMS HOURS

Tuesdays 4.15pm to 7.30pm

Thursdays 4.15pm to 8pm

One Saturday a month

Kim and Myself look forward to seeing you in the Clinic soon, also if you have already a treatment by Kim please comment and let us know what you think, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Be Pretty, Be Pampered, Be Beautiful.

Hayley & Kim x

Oxygen Facials – Clients Course Reviews

Amanda had a course of 5 Oxygen Treatments over November & December 2016, she had one session a week for 5 weeks. She came to us initially as she felt her skin was dull and needed brightening, this is Amanda’s treatment review.

I have been amazed at the results after each treatment, my skin is much brighter and firmer and there was no need for foundation.

Even though I am not the best at keeping my skin hydrated from within the results have been excellent with my skin now feeling smoother and softer.

The results are instant and last well.

Amanda Martin

Tricia came to the clinic as she felt that he skin had become dull and lifeless over the winter period. Tricia had a course of 5 treatments over January and February 2017, this is Tricia’s treatment review.

My Skin feels “New”, my whole face and neck looks plumper, firmer, brighter and feels silky. The area around the eyes instead of looking sunken and dark are now fuller and lighter. Lines have reduced.

I feel and look great.

Treat yourself, it’s worth it!

Tricia Morris

Take a look at all our range of Crystal Clear Facials and why not book a Free Skin Consultation to Discuss your skincare needs with our Skin Rejuvenation Therapist Hayley.

Open for 10 Years, Where has the time Gone??

I first started the business in 2006 at the age of 21 after leaving my current beauty therapist job at a salon in Nantwich. I had no experience in running my own business and after just passing my driving test I did think about doing treatments in peoples houses, but my mum and dad had a little annexe on the side of the house which I thought I would try and start working from. Whilst debating on which direction to lead the business in a part time therapist job come up at Alvaston Hall Hotel so I went for an interview and got the job. I ran this job alongside my start up business for just under a year and then decided to go full time working at my then home (parents home).

How I came up with the business name

I was chatting with my family about what I wanted the business to be called & bouncing a few names around when my sister came up with Pretty & Pampered. This I thought was perfect as I was trying to imagine how I would want customers to feel after they had had their treatment and left the salon. Now I have been open 10 years i have changed the business name slightly to Pretty and Pampered Skin & Beauty Clinic, this was due to a refurbishment and taking on NEW skin treatments in the salon.

How we where back in 2006

Well I was a lot younger to start with but just to give you an indicator on my price range from way back then – a file & polish on fingers or toes was just £5 and an eyebrow wax was £4.50. My then skin care brand was Dermalogica for facials and OPI for nails. And would you believe it there was no Gel Polish (shellac) back then (how did we survive without it). At first my main treatments that I carried out were massages and facials and when the recession hit back in 2010 my main focus switched to nails. This was also when the Gel Polish hit the market so I went on my shellac training in early 2011 and then my business became very very busy with shellac.

Break from the business between 2011 & 2012

Many of my long standing customers will know that I have had a break in the business when my niece was diagnosed with Leukaemia and to work in another salon part time in Sandbach – Angel Beauty Boutique, i learnt a lot from this lady, thank you Katie Bell you were fabulous. These breaks in the business allowed me to take a step back and re-evaluate the business and where I wanted to be headed with it.

Present Day – Exciting things ahead…..

After recently having some time off in March 2016 after having my daughter  and returning to work in September I wanted a fresh look for the salon, so we had a refurbishment and changed a couple of things that I felt were important to me after returning to work after 6 months off. My Skin & Beauty Clinic is now Baby Friendly which means customers can bring their little ones along to their appointment. I have also added a NEW & exciting Treatment to the Clinics price list-Oxygen Facials and I hope to add many more NEW treatments this year and next.

Changes Ahead

Whilst I enjoy making peoples nails pretty my passion is Skin Health and Massage, so my aim in 2017 is to concentrate on making people’s skin perfect and ironing out everybody’s kinks in their muscles.  I will also hopefully be introducing another Nail Specialist to take over nails by Springtime this year.

In the mean time I look forward to seeing NEW and OLD customers in the salon whether you have a baby in tow or not.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog I hope you enjoyed it, please feel free to comment.

Be Pampered, Be Pretty and Be Beautiful.

Hayley x