That’s another goal ticked off my list 😀

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Anyone who works in the Nail industry will be familiar with Scratch Magazine & for some nail techs like myself it’s a dream come true to have them even ‘like’ an image of work that gets posted to their social media, let alone shared on one of their pages.

A few weeks ago I posted an image in the comments section of the Scratch Magazine Facebook page in response to their post ‘what’s trending at your nail desk?’ and I had a message from them asking me about why this particular look was so popular with my clients & how I created it.

Then this week whilst scrolling through my social media I spotted this!

Safe to say I am ecstatic that I got featured in their #Trendingtuesday section online in Scratch Magazine 😀 & my write up has been published too! It feels so good that a professional nail tech magazine has acknowledged my work & deemed it good enough to be featured. I am always so self critical about my work & I strive for perfection with everything that I do, so for me I am so proud of this.

You can read the full article here http://www.scratchmagazine.co.uk/news/trendingtuesday-leanne-furley/

To me this is proof that all of my hard work, efforts & training are paying off & that I’m heading in the right direction. I would love to be an educator for my favourite nail brand one day & have my work published on a front cover & it’s achievments like this that make me know I’m heading in the right direction.

Keep striving for success & you will get there, even if it takes a while. 

It’s worth the effort 

xxx

Summer Vibes, fake tan & new makeup…getting my glow back

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After having such a crazy start to the summer with moving into a salon, the open evening, magazine shoot & generally having my mind permanently in work mode & not paying myself a wage, I decided that it was about time that I blew off some steam & did something for myself as for the past 3 months I just haven’t had time. 

The open event went really well, although I must admit that I was a little nervous as the Mayor of Torfaen attended & I even got to give her a mini manicure which she loved. 

You can read the Mayor of Torfaen’s full review of the event over on her blog http://www.babiafi.co.uk/2017/07/unique-boutique-salon-beauty-at-furleys.html?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&m=1

I also held a charity raffle which some of my favourite brands kindly sponsored by donating prizes & I also did a masking demonstration using Timeless Truth face masks which were kindly sent to me from Beautybelle.ie 

A huge thank you to all of the brands that sponsored the event http://www.edgenails.co.uk/  https://www.skintruth.co.uk/  http://supernovacandlesandgifts.weebly.com/

Here is my page that was published in Voice Magazine as part of the Salon article.

So last week I treated myself to some new goodies & since I’ve been jealous of all the gorgeous spray tans I’ve been giving my clients I got myself some fake tan as it’s too difficult to spray tan myself.

I also bought myself a new top from Quizz at Debenhams along with some new Urban Decay foundation to match my golden tan. I also popped into House of Fraser & finally found the perfect summer dress.

The dress (pictured above) is from Warehouse & it’s so comfortable to wear. I struggle a lot finding dresses due to my height & this one fits perfectly. I can see me wearing it a lot throughout the summer.

As for my next steps, I will be completing more beauty training so that I can offer more treatments in the salon, I will be learning to drive & planning a sunny holiday break away with my best friend as we both deserve to treat ourselves & relax for once.

So that’s me keeping you all up to date, if you would like to view my latest work including this year’s prom makeovers or if you would like to book an appointment visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/leimua

Hope you all have a nice summer xxx 

New Timeless Truth Firming Bio-cellulose Breast Mask!…let’s give this a try

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I was lucky enough to try out this new Timeless Truth Firming Bio-cellulose Breast Mask from @beautybelleire & I must admit, I was sceptical at first as to whether this would work, but after trying it, I can see & feel an improvement.
The mask felt cooling & wasn’t uncomfortable, it was easy to apply & after 20minutes my skin felt firmer, softer & moisturised. It also improved the appearance of my skin too. I definitely think that you will see more longer lasting results after a few consecutive mask applications, & I recommend giving this new Timeless Truth mask a go, I did & I was pleasantly surprised.

For more information on the Timeless Truth mask range visit the Beauty Belle website at https://beautybelle.ie/?wpam_id=10

One small step for me, one giant leap for my beauty business.

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I know, it’s been a while since I last posted on my blog. So much has taken place since then, mostly positive though. An opportunity came way that I had been considering for a while, but I never really had the courage before to actually do it. This time, however, I decided to take the plunge & invest in myself for my family’s future & I have moved my small mobile beauty business into a salon. Now, this might not seem like a big step to some of you, but for me it’s huge! I have finally let go of the self doubt that I had & told that voice in my head that is constantly saying “it won’t work, you’re not good enough” to shut up. I have always been hyper-critical of my own abilities, & despite having a regular client base & years of experience, I have always been scared of taking that next step in growing my business. 

But now that’s all changed. So on the 18th April I started my new business venture & I am now no longer a mobile beautician, I am now, finally based in a salon.

It is early days at the moment & my set up is very basic, but I know that I can slowly change & adapt this as my business grows. I feel so much more confident working in this environment & so far my clients are loving being able to come to the salon to have their treatments done & I have a steady flow of new clients coming to me that I would not have gained if I had stayed mobile. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still daunting, but it’s also exciting too.

Here is some of the new work that I’ve done since being there.

I’ve also been busy doing gel polish manicures & pedicures too.

My new premises is called Beauty at Furley’s & it is situated in Unique Boutique Salon, 23 John Baker Close, Llantarnam Business Park, Cwmbran NP44 3AX

I am now able to offer more appointment spaces for Proms & Bridal this year as well as having more space for doing all of the other treatments that are available. If you would like to book an appointment let me know. I am available in the salon for appointments on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & a Saturday.

You can contact me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/leimua

What’s that? A pain free Black peel off mask!

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Yes you’ve read that correctly I have found the ultimate black mask that is completely pain free when you peel it off! This incredible product has literally transformed not just my face after 1 use, but my husband’s too!

This is the Beauty Pro Black Diamond black peel off mask with activated Charcoal, 1 pack contains 3 sachets of product & between us 1 sachet was plenty.

First we cleansed our faces, applied the mask & waited 20minutes to allow it to work it’s magic & dry. I have to admit, we were both sceptical as to whether or not it was going to be painful to remove, (we’ve all seen those black mask videos on social media) but this 1 wasn’t painful at all. Starting from the bottom & peeling the mask off in & upwards motion was easy, pain free & the results were incredible! Our skin looks brighter, feels firmer, more hydrated & our black heads are gone. 

We definitely recommend this product as it has made a big difference to our skin.

Th Black Diamond black peel off mask is detoxifying, targets blackheads & acne, rebalances oily zones & clears impurities. It exfoliates dead skin cells, increases hydration, repairs skin damage, brightens the complexion & boosts skin firmness.

The mask costs £4.95 to purchase & is available from Beauty Belle you definitely won’t be disappointed with this mask, go check it out xxx

Some client faves from last week 💅 

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I’ve been super busy making my clients have beautifully manicured nails over the last couple of weeks. Here’s what’s been trending at my nail desk.

With the warmer weather now starting to creep in I’ve been getting requests for brighter, more vibrant manicures with a glitter accent nail. The polish used in the above manicure is the Candy Coat gel polish in shade 047 & I used holographic silver glitter over the top for the accent nails.

Marble nails have also been requested along with that very much on trend Unicorn accent nail. For this manicure I used Cuccio Veneer polishes in shades Smoking Gun & Verona Lace. I used holographic mirror powder on the Unicorn accent nail & added gold leaf to the marble effect nails.

What’s been trending at your nail desks? Let me know in the comments.

Masking my way to firmer, more radiant looking skin

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This Timeless Truth multipeptide calming revitalising mask is amazing!

After feeling really run down the last couple of weeks I decided it was time I gave my skin a boost.

After wearing the mask for just 15-20 minutes my skin feels firmer, looks tighter & it’s glowing. My fine lines have instantly been reduced, in fact they’re no longer visible at all. It’s as if I’ve given myself an instant face lift!

Aside from this facial sheet mask being easy to use & giving instant results, the other thing I love is that it’s so affordable. I purchased this mask on the Beauty Belle website for just £4.90 + p&p

http://beautybelle.ie/product/multipeptide-calming-revitalising-mask/?wpam_id=10 Click Here to View Timeless Truth Multipeptide Calming Revitalising Facial Skin Mask & to see more of the amazing Timeless Truth range of salon face masks. They currently have a special offer on where you can get 25% off when purchasing 2 of their Luxury masks! Definitely an offer not to be missed.

Now for the science bit…(copied from the Beauty Belle website)

Multipeptide Calming Revitalising Facial Skin Mask
This exceptional, Timeless Truth face mask actively restores and revitalises the skin’s natural radiance and helps regenerate tissue cells. The pink powder impregnated in the cloth contains negative ions which increase circulation helping to relax facial tension. This firms, but relaxes tense muscle, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles and the visible signs of ageing. Designed to effectively provide nourishing moisture to the skin, the skin is left hydrated, soft, and radiant.

SKIN TYPE: Ideal for Sensitive skin

BENEFITS: Moisturising, Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Ageing, Improve Elasticity