Blog posts of '2011' 'December'

Orl(y) want for Christmas...! - Friday, December 23, 2011

Here at Salon Secrets HQ we love to help you achieve that fresh from the salon look, today we’re going to be sharing some nail secrets with you!  If you’re a glitter girl then you are going to love these mini Orly nail polishes! 

If you are feeling experimental or just looking to add a twist to your favourite nail polish colour, we would definitely recommend giving Orly’s Tiara nail polish a try.  It’s a clear-based silver glitter nail polish, that works as a stand-alone colour after a couple of coats, or it can give a little extra sparkle to your favourite every day shades to make them party-tastic in a flash! 
Try it with Orly’s Gumdrop polish for an icy winter nails look!
Get your gold sparkly fix!  This clear-based gold glitter nail polish is great for layering over your favourite warm-coloured nail polishes, or for wearing on its own.  Why don’t you try painting just the ends with the gold glitter for instant party glamour! 
Try it over Orly’s Ruby polish to achieve this effect!
It’s pink, it’s glittery, it’s in-your-face-80s!  Orly VIP is a versatile glitter nail polish…the clear base is packed full of pink glitter, so you can build up layers with it, or wear over a coloured nail polish.  It’s a fun little polish; glam and girly just how we like it! 
Try it over Orly’s Rage polish for the ultimate fun party nails!

Tags: Nails
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Faking it has never been so easy! - Thursday, December 22, 2011

Faking it has never been so easy, with a range of brands offering various tanning solutions; it really feels like you can’t get away from the stuff. The trouble is, like hair dye, you can never guarantee the outcome until a few hours later, and by then it can be too late.  That’s why understanding application and being confident in the product you choose is SO important.

At Salon Secrets the reason we have faith in the products we sell is because we have had first-hand experience. Sunjunkie has become one of the ‘big boys’ in the tanning industry, rivalling household brand names with their availability, reasonable cost and impressive results, and the delicious coconut aroma makes for a pleasant application. So what makes Sunjunkie the tanning choice in our books? Well other than the aforementioned, it is a really good overall tan, it’s easily applied, it develops evenly and has a perfectly natural result.

Top tips on applying Sunjunkie tan:

  •         Moisturise and exfoliate the day before your tan, using Sunjunkie Exfoliating Gel and a scent free moisturiser.
  •         Do not wear deodorant or moisturiser for at least two hours before.
  •         Add moisturiser to dry areas and joints, such as knees, elbows and ankles.
  •         Add Sunjunkie Barrier Cream to your palms and soles of your feet, to prevent tan grabbing here.
  •         Apply tan to a Sunjunkie Tanning Mitt and smooth over skin, making sure you cover all areas.
  •         Do not worry about rubbing the tan in, as long as you have covered all areas the tan will develop evenly.         
  •       Wash your tan off 6-8 hours with Sunjunkie Tan Safe Body Shampoo and keep yourself moisturised with Sunjukie After Care Moisturiser.


Tags: Tanning
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Wave your magic wand! - Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A head full of beautiful curls is not something which most of us are blessed with…that’s why we’re pleased we’ve found these Glamour Wands from Corioliss.



Conjuring up curls or gentle rolling waves has never been so easy, even with the most lifeless of hair!  The CoriolissPlatinum Zebra and Red Leopard Glamour Wands benefit from negative ion and far infrared technologies, which means you can wave goodbye to static hair and frizz.  The professional temperature control lets you decide how hot you want to go, with a choice of any temperature between 60 and 190°C, and it heats up in less than 30 seconds!



Make sure your party hair is how you like it, with our magical glamour wand tips:
  •  If you want tight curls then wrap small sections of hair tightly round the barrel and leave to curl for a few seconds.
  •  If you want looser curls then wrap wider sections.
  •   For a modern look don't wind the barrel up to the root. Leave a couple of inches straight at the root.
  • Use a lower heat setting to create looser curls and wavy styles.
If, like us, you like things that match, then check out these Corioliss straighteners in Platinum Zebra and Red Leopard!






Tags: Electrical
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Who is Liz Martin? - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

With Liz Martin Lashes gracing our Salon Secrets pages, we thought we would take a look in to Liz’s career, as by no means is she an overnight success story. Liz has been in the industry for years and has a list of celebrity clients the length of her arm, even working on the re-vamp of X Factor’s 2010 contestants. Establishing her reputation as a leading make-up artist in the music and fashion industry Liz Martin has well and truly worked for her reputation and has thoroughly earned her nickname as the ‘Lash Queen’.

Liz Martins 1st lash brand was the Girls Aloud range, working her creative talents in the best collaboration since Ant and Dec. Following on from this, Liz joined forces with lash specialists Salon System and created an entirely unique range of Liz Martin lashes, offering one of the largest selections of lashes where you can find any style to suit your needs.

Now with this under her make-up belt, along with editorial work in magazines for Vogue, Elle, Tatler and Hapers, you are in experienced hands when it comes to Liz Martin lashes.  Why not take a look at some of her collection here!

Tags: Make Up
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