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  1. melly07

    No make up for over a month

    My skin looks amazing! I just wish the tones/pigment was even as honestly I wouldn’t bother wearing again if it was.
  2. melly07

    Lighter make up?

    I use the lightest clarins foundation shade. I have very, very pale skin. I also find it lasts all day so I can warrant the price tag (although its maybe only a few more £'s than a drugstore one?!)
  3. melly07

    What grinds your gears?

    Around our area there is quite alot of single track roads with passing places, I have my wing mirror knocked off and been forced of the road too many times from people who don't slow down to either pull in or let you pull in, they then try and shout at you for driving too fast. You soon learn...
  4. melly07

    Pore minimising cream

    Benefit's pore-fessional really light weight aswell keeps your make up in place to. I really love it. Think it sells for about 20something pounds in stores.
  5. melly07

    How to choose new skincare routine?

    Try everything first! Talk to the experts from the brands and see if you like the sound of any. Tell them what your looking for out of your skin care routine. Don't let them just tell you what you want to hear, and you should be allowed to sample everything with no obligation to buy. You will...
  6. melly07

    Newbie needs advice

    Yeah I think essential nails is an accredited training. Was it just nails you were looking at then generally?
  7. melly07

    College/apprentices - am I over reacting?

    I have a feeling aswell, that some colleges don't get funding for students if they finish early? As they are being marked absent for classes ect> I find aswell with alot of colleges that with hair and beauty being viewed as easy courses etc (We all know they are not) that alot of girls have...
  8. melly07

    Swarovski crystal pedicure

    Do you not end up with really thick toe nails then?
  9. melly07

    Newbie needs advice

    Generally your best to get a college course, then your qualified as NVQ standard, which is what a salon would be looking for. However nail techs and similar can be built from lots of courses like L&p and such like being added onto manicure and pedicure certificates.
  10. melly07

    Spray tan 13 year old?

    Going by my sister who is 13, she probably wants one herself. I have spray tanned my sister before and her friends (which I can appreciate is a bit different from an actual paying client) they love it and your unlikely to have any problems. Things to look out for are acne or problematic skin and...
  11. melly07

    We all had to start somewhere...... salon experience when qualified!

    I wish colleges would provide "placements" as essential for training, I really don't believe that you are salon ready straight from education. Even if your skills are good enough chances are your confidence isn't. That said when I came from college I couldn't even get interviews in salons as...
  12. melly07

    Mobile therapists

    Tanning is extremely popular, it also makes a good profit margin provided your clever with mobile bookings. I'd recommend getting it on your menu personally. x
  13. melly07

    Not getting the customers for facials

    Why not offer a discounted facial along with another treatment like a massage or something similar...might get people trying the facials. I personally love facials and especially Dermalogica but that said if I've only got £20 to spend on a beauty treatment I'm more likely to forego a facial I'm...
  14. melly07

    Nail polish help

    There are literally so many brand you need to try a few, which can be hard when it comes to professional products, as often to get them at professional prices you need to prove your a therapist or a student. Just try a few out and see what you like I like OPI, Jessica and China glaze I used orly...
  15. melly07

    Please make me feel better!!

    No day off for me till Monday I'm afraid, yesterday I worked 8 in the morning till 8 in the evening too...no paid overtime either so I don't even get to "think of the money" haha poor me woes :(
  16. melly07

    Dancing Geeks?

    Love this, I was a dancer learned ballet from a young age moved onto contemptry. I started to get into gymnastics and things as I got older too. Now I pole dance and aerial hoop!
  17. melly07

    Spray solution for Fair/Med clients?

    I use sienna x 10% on my regular fair-med clients who want a natural look and LA 10% gold on my sister who has white blonde hair and is really quite pale, with clients who want to go a bit darker and aren't as scared of the results I use LA12% The ones who say I want to go really really brown...
  18. melly07

    Let's see your tan!

    When you have paler skin and want to go dark dark, the best thing you can do is keep applying regularly I'd suggest once a week alternating with say a 10% and a 12% , your less likely to go orange that way and you can really stay on top of the fade off. Remember to exfoliate between applications...
  19. melly07

    What make-up colours should I wear to a wedding?!

    What about smokey eyes perhaps from brown colours (therefore not too harsh) with a simple clear or light lipstick. Or even though you said your not one for red lipstick but perhaps try a liquid eyeliner and red lipstick 1940's look to set the dress off? what age are you? xx
  20. melly07

    What's your real name and where are you from?

    Melissa, From Leicestershire/Rutland originally born in Glasgow, Melly is just a short nickname