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By suzanne maczkowska 30 Jan, 2017

Drink more...water!

This is such an easy way to feel more energised and is an everyday habit that I always do. It flushes out toxins, helps digestion and aids weight loss .Try swopping your normal drinks for a water and aim to drink 8 glasses or 1.5 litres daily. It can seem daunting when you put it like this, but if you split it throughout the day, then it really isn't very much. If it is still hard work, then try adding fruit to it! A slice of lemon, orange or even strawberries really help liven it! There's some amazing bottles out there that can help you to do this on the go. Infruition.com sell some great ones click here  to visit their website.

By suzanne maczkowska 06 Jul, 2016

So, it's summer already and although you may have been working hard to get summer ready, there's a few extra things you can be doing to keep your body happy this summer!

DRINK DRINK DRINK!

Unfortunately not the alcoholic kind! Drinking 8 glasses of water a day keeps you hydrated and your insides and outsides happy and healthy! Try taking a bottle with you everywhere with you to encourage your daily water intake and aim to drink it before a certain time of the day, then you can fill it up and get brownie points for exceeding your daily intake! You can always add fresh fruit to your water to zing it up a little. Try adding slices of lemon, lime and even orange for a fresh twist!

Another great way to stay hydrated is coconut water! Fresh from the coconut UFC Coconut water contains 100% straight from the coconut water and it tastes delicious! No fat either which is an added bonus!   Find it at Holland and barrett.


Maintain that bikini body...

It's hard when your constantly on the go to keep your body fuelled with the right things. But with a few snacks in your bag you literally can't go wrong!

1; Protein balls are my FAVOURITE handbag snack, homemade or shop brought, they are full of goodness and energy. I like to make my own on my day off which takes an honest 10 minutes and then I have them available for around 2 weeks, that small effort goes a long way! One of favourite recipes is deliciously ella's honey and cinnamon bites, they are just delish!

2; Nakd bars along with others also have a really honest ingredient list and are great to throw in a bag before leaving the house. Available in over 10 flavours and they keep growing what they have to offer. My favourite at the minute is their Cashew cookie  well worth trying especially when you run out of tasty protein balls!

3; Another really cheap option is fruit! Oranges and apples travel really well and are full of vitamins too, why not try and aim to have at least 2-3 pieces a day while you are out and about. Bananas travel really well too, why not mix it up a little!?

Body brushing is the FUTURE!!

Did you know that dry body brushing can get rid of up to A POUND of toxins a day!! YES, a whole pound! Dry body brushing is an amazing way to keep your body smooth on the outside. But the results on the inside are as good if not better. What the firms bristles do, are push the toxins towards your lymph nodes, which in turn makes your body more efficient! AMAZING for cellulite, water retention, poor circulation, slugish bodies, the list goes on... If cellulite is something that you cant shift, yet manage to drink loads of water and you exercise and eat well, this is a little addition that is a complete game changer! Use it in upwards movements towards your heart, and always clockwise around your tummy. Try doing a 2 week challenge along with drinking lots of water and it definately make a BIG difference. I use Espa's cactus bristle brush RRP £18.

By suzanne maczkowska 06 Jul, 2016

So! After performing LOTS of Nouveau LVL lash lift treatments for my lovely clients, I thought it about time to give it a go myself! So I booked out an hour at work and these were my results!

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016
Being a Semi-permanent make up artist comes with its own challenges. It is the MOST rewarding job, however it is high pressured at the same time. The consultation process is there for a reason, and it is personal choice that I spend so much time going through it. Although it is your choice to enter into semi permanent make up, it is my choice to perform it! In doing this I want to do the best job possible! Client feedback is THE greatest way to feel you have done a good job. When I received this message above, it was not my first client feedback message. BUT it really stuck, because I knew she really felt the way she said and that to me is priceless! I love my job and that is why I do what I do. Helping others makes me feel great, so lets keep doing what were doing and continue to spread the love!! 
Suzanne x
By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

Extend ; The crème de la crème of lash enhancing

Now in my experience as a therapist, clients generally know what it is they wish to receive and these are generally the lash extension that they are looking for!

These are 100% pure silk, gorgeous individual, one on one eyelashes! The great thing about these lashes are that the only maintenance needed is done in salon every 2-3 weeks, and that’s it!

Now they are one of the most tricky lash treatments to get your head around, but eventually you get there! I remember in training looking over my mouth shield at my colleague knowing that she was thinking the same thing…that she wanted to throw the lashes on the floor and jump on them! That said, this was day one and we knew by day 2 we would get into more, which we did, thankfully!

The procedure is fantastic because they really are fuss free for the client. It can take anything from 1 hour (for a therapist that does it all day every day) to 2 and a half hours, which is quite normal.

There’s also an amazing product from Nouveau called Coating serum . This comes in clear or black, with black being the popular choice. It coats your lashes with a glossy finish and encourages the bond in the adhesive to last longer. It comes in an easy to apply applicator, so you can swipe it along the lashes after your eye make up and make those lashes POP!

Prices range depending on area, but because they are such special eyelashes, they are definitely an investment in a little time and money, but completely worth it! Give them a go and ♯LASHGANG to share your experiences online!



LVL Enhance by Nouveau Lashes

There’s a reason why this is getting so much press at the minute, and that is because it is AMAZING!! Almost too good to be true, this natural lash treatment works only on the natural lashes, and does not add any extra lashes!

So how does it work!?

Nouveau have taken an old fashioned perm and taken it next level! This treatment applies shields to the back of the eyes and sticks the lashes to them, in an upward direction (this does not hurt one bit!). Then, throughout the next 40 minutes different lash solutions are used on the lashes, to lift, tint and condition them. The shield is then removed and thrown away and Voila lifted, dark glossy lashes. It really is that simple!

Results;

Honestly the results with these lashes is anywhere between 6-8 weeks! With me recommending a lot of clients to even wait 10 weeks as not all the lift has been lost from their lashes, I would then encourage to wait and get the best result possible for us both!

Aftercare;

None, honestly! Just enjoy the result. The only thing I LOVE to use with this treatment is conditioning serum. This is not a necessity, but its like using conditioner for your hair. It just keeps them in optimum condition, and should be used all the time on your lashes anyway. It retails at around £12.99 and I now use it all the time, with or without LVL lashes.



Easy Peasy Express Lashes

  Always in a rush but want FABULOUS lashes…? Look no further than the Express lash extension treatment from Nouveau. These lashes transform the eyes in 30 minutes, but give a similar result to the luxurious extend treatment. These lashes are great for anyone looking for a quicker treatment, and that only want them for a short period of time! These lashes last for around a 2 week period and are removed afterwards. Either pop into your beauty salon to have them removed, or buy the NEW easy lash remover product from Nouveau. You will have your lashes off in no time! All the glamour without the commitment.

 


No Time at All

 

If you don’t have even 30 minutes then these strip lashes are for you! A 15 minute appointment space is all that is needed for this transforming eyelash treatment! There are currently 16 styles available to choose from, from natural to glamour, there is something for every occasion. And the best part is, that you get to keep the lashes afterwards, bonus! These lashes are easily removed and can be re used when kept clean after. Just use the nouveau eye make up remover to clean off the adhesive and that’s it, enjoy!

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

Work out and look good at the same time...

We all know working out makes us feel great!  But unless it's just me (and I'm sure it's not!) I don't always feel I particularly look great whilst doing so! Want that effortless look to rock up at the gym with? I have found these ways to look good while burning those calories at the gym and I'm going to share them with you....in 3 easy steps…  


1;The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

Now being a Semi-permanent make-up artist, I hold this one close to my heart! Semi permanent make up is growing so fast in it's popularity and media coverage in the UK, and it is only getting bigger! Literally one of the best treatments available right now especially for gym goers, no more sweating off your eyebrows!! This treatment offers eyebrow, eye and lip treatments. Eyebrows for me are the perfect addition to your work out! They add definition to your face and make you look altogether more groomed. It is amazing what a good set of brows can do! The treatment takes around 2 hours, which includes a consultation, and you return 4-8 weeks later for your complimentary top up. Cost varies, and you can pay anything between £350 and £700. I personally charge £395 and this is due to the area I work in, which is in the Midlands and also because I did my training with Nouveau Contour who are UK market leaders. With results lasting anywhere from 12-24 months onwards, it sounds too good to be true, but it really isn't! Click here for more information.

   

2;LVL Lashes, curled lashes without the eyelash curler

Who has time or the inclination to curl their lashes before hitting the gym? I don't for sure!! My trick is to get one of the hottest treatments that is out there on the market done to make me look like I've got dark curled lashes without having to do anything to them myself. Sounds perfect, and it is! LVL enhance by Nouveau Lashes  takes around 40 minutes to perform and the results last 6-8 weeks (and they really do!) The treatment induces no discomfort and is a great look with or without mascara. Nothing false added to the natural lashes, just a great curl, lift and fantastic tint. Also great to have done for holidays, and amazing for anyone that love to swim.

 

3;Tinted Moisturiser

I wonder what I would do without this sometimes, seriously! Tinted moisturiser makes me feel that little bit fresher and look altogether better. (I LOVE Espa's Tinted Moisturiser RRP £32 ) It is so quick and easy to apply, that this is the perfect product to add to your skin before heading to the gym. Smooth a pea size amount all over and you immediately look better somehow! It doesn't make you look like you have tried too much either, which I LOVE. Although I go to the effort of doing these things for the gym, I don't really want to look like I do!

Watch my video on applying tinted moisturiser here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIi2yvvrX7M&noredirect=1


NATURALLY RADIANT TINTED MOISTURISER

Beautifully sheer tinted hydration with SPF15

STARTING AT £32

 

 

Now put on your ELLE Sport kit , pop on some lip balm and tie that hair up high and have a great workout!

Love Sooz x

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

I started out working in a day spa in Staffordshire for the first several years of my career. It was extremely hard work, especially performing massages all day, every day, but still an amazing experience. It is here that I met life long friends and I really started to understand what it means to be a therapist.

When it was time to leave, I moved onto work in a lovely salon called Bliss Health and Beauty in Derby and I continue to work at Bliss to this day - 8 years and counting! I perform all aspects of beauty, from ESPA treatments, waxing, shellac nails and more. It was whilst working at Bliss that I began the next part of my career journey - guest blogging, online videos and more..

A few months later, a couple of colleagues and myself attended the Professional Beauty show in Manchester looking for new ideas. We had researched Nouveau Beauty Group  and i was particularly interested finding out more about semi permanent make-up.

We were introduced to members of the team and the buzz around the stand was amazing. My colleague and I then went along to a seminar hosted by Karen Betts herself, and she was so inspiring. Parts of the seminar were so moving due to the medical side of her work, which left us wiping our eyes.

As we were looking into training with NBG for a few different treatments to use in salon, we thought it a good idea to see if they had any appointments for us to experience the treatments first hand.

I was lucky enough to be booked in for semi permanent eyebrows, and my colleagues were booked for LVL Enhance and another for Express Lashes . It was safe to say we were all SO excited! Afterwards we went off in search for some dinner and cocktails, readying ourselves to return for our treatments the following day.

Following the show and after what felt like the longest time due to all of the excitement and being so keen to get stuck in, I eventually booked on to train and i never looked back!

 

ME, MYSELF & LVL: SUZANNE'S DECLARATION OF LOVE FOR OUR LASH LIFT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjeeLn_8Oms"

An Introduction to the Nouveau Lashes Treatment Menu

  Extend ; The crème de la crème of lash enhancing

In my experience as a beauty therapist, clients generally know which treatments they wish to receive and so they're usually drawn to the custom nature of lash extensions. Nouveau's lash extensions are 100% pure silk (all of them individually gorgeous).

The great thing about this particular treatment is that it's so low maintenance - infills are required in the salon every 2-3 weeks, and that’s it!

With regards training, Extend is one of the trickier lash treatments to get your head around, but eventually you get there with practice. The procedure is fantastic, because it really is fuss free for the client. It can take any time from 1 hour (for an experienced therapist who does it all day, every day) up to 2 and a half hours, which is quite normal.

There’s an amazing product available from the NL shop called Coating Sealant (available in Clear or Black ). It coats your lashes with a glossy finish and prompts the bond in the adhesive to last longer. It comes in an easy to apply applicator, so you can swipe it along the lashes after your eye make-up, and make those lashes POP!

 

LVL Enhance ; The Natural Lash Lift

There’s a reason why LVL Enhance is getting so much press at the minute, and that is because it is AMAZING! Almost too good to be true, this lash treatment works only on natural lashes and does not require any lash extensions.

Nouveau Lashes have taken an old fashioned perm and taken it to the next level. This treatment applies shields to the eye lid and re-arranges the lashes over them in an upward direction (this does not hurt one bit). Then, throughout the next 40 minutes, different lash solutions are used on the lashes, to lift, tint and condition them. The shield is then removed and voilà, revealed are some dark glossy lashes with a lift. It really is that simple!

Honestly the results with the LVL lash treatment last anywhere between 6-8 weeks! I recommend it to a lot of my clients to even wait 10 weeks as not all of the lift has been lost from their lashes, encouraging them to wait and get the best result possible.

Aftercare is minimal - just enjoy the result! The only thing I LOVE to use with this treatment is Conditioning Serum . This is not a necessity, but it’s like using conditioner for your hair, it just keeps them in optimum condition and can be used all the time on your lashes. I now use it all the time, with or without LVL lashes.

 

Easy Peasy Express Lashes

Always in a rush, but want FABULOUS lashes? Look no further than the Express lash extension treatment from Nouveau Lashes. These lashes transform the eyes in 30 minutes, giving a similar result to the luxurious extend treatment. These lashes are great for anyone looking for a quicker treatment, and if clients only want them for a short period of time! These lashes last for around a 2-week period and are then removed afterwards. You can either pop into your beauty salon to have them removed or pick up the Lash Extension Remover  from the Nouveau Lashes shop.

If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare, then the Strip Lashes are for you! A 15-minute appointment is all that is needed for this transforming treatment. There are currently 12 styles available to choose from (available in three themes; Natural, Volume and Glamour - there is something for every occasion). You also get to keep the lashes afterwards, bonus! These lashes are easily removed and can be reused if returned to their packaging and kept clean afterwards. Pick up the Nouveau Lashes Eye Make Up Remover to clean off the adhesive and that’s it, enjoy!

 

The Next Step

The thought of being able to come back into Nouveau Lashes to potentially help train is just an amazing prospect, and I can't wait to see if I can one day.

I have a Facebook  and Instagram  page for all my work including contact information.

Along the way I was also lucky enough to obtain a role in blogging! From one door opening, others have opened too! I’ve had blog posts in ELLE Sport and I will be providing them with short 'How To' videos soon too. I’m having so much fun right now, and learning so much along the way. Check out my social channels and keep up to date with my blogs, videos and my journey!

Love Suzanne Mac x


By suzanne maczkowska 07 Mar, 2016
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By suzanne maczkowska 07 Mar, 2016

Summer is fast approaching and here at suzannemac I am ready to look holiday ready! I am longing a low maintenance look that will help me prep ready for my hols. Now I love loads of different types of holidays, so I have decided to share with you how I look good on any holiday in a few simple steps!

1: It's all in the eyes

My number 1 is eyelashes!! Now I have been in the beauty industry for over 10 years now and last year I was introduced to something revolutionary.... LVL Enhance by Nouveau Lashes . Now when I heard about this I wasn't sure about what all the fuss was about!? A natural lift and tint to the lashes? Whats the big deal?? That was, until I tried it! I can admit when I am wrong about something (which can be often!) and this was one of those things. Immediately after the treatment my eyes looked more open and my lashes were as they advertised, lifted, tinted and looked longer in length (this is because they lift the lashes from the root). The procedure took around 40-45 mins and I literally felt no discomfort! Treatment prices range by location, but I live in the midlands and mine cost me £52 which I felt was really good value for me. My therapist told me that the results would last 6-8 weeks and they really did! These are now a must for my holidays and I will not be going away without them.

2: Glow from head to toe

A low maintenance holiday must! This is something that I would struggle to live without all year round. But for my holidays I now find it really important, and that is my ST Tropez tan! I got married in Crete 2 years ago and I was just too busy when we got there to sit back, relax and tan! I was getting married for goodness sake and needed to tie those last minute bits together! Luckily I anticipated this and purchased my tanning products before we left and off I went! Now, I have personally worked with ST Tropez for about 8 years and have always loved their products 12 months of the year. However I hadn't really used it for my holidays before. So once I did, I knew that it wouldn't be the last time! We flew on the Sunday morning so I planned to use my Bronzing Mousse  the night before to ensure the longest longevity of tan! I prepped throughout the week with my ST Tropez exfoliating polish and used it one last time the friday night. It really does make all the difference, and whats a couple more minutes in the shower when your going to achieve your perfect tan!? I applied my self tanning bronzing mousse all over with a tanning mitt and went to bed, allowing it to develop over the said 8 hours. When you wake up you are always darker, so don't be alarmed!! Jump in the shower and gently wash it all off and step out to a perfect glowing tan! I always choose to use the ST Tropez body moisturiser too to prolong my tan which really helps, and I take away my tan boost with me to literally boost it along the way and voila! Tan and lashes done, your almost there!


3: Nails nails nails....

Last but not least is my nails for my low maintenance holiday musts! The best thing to come out in the last 10 years for me in the nail industry is Shellac 14 day gel polish . This is the fuss free MUST for nails. Treatments takes around 30 minutes for hands and again for toes, with many salons like the one I use offering a luxury version of this. I would always go luxury shellac feet for my holidays, it buffs away at your dead winter skin, leaving your feet soft and beautiful again! The colours are endless and you can even add sparkle to them too, perfect for the sunshine. I am a nightmare when it comes to nail polish lasting on me! But I can honestly say that this does the trick! 14 days chip free is not false hope for us out there that chips a nail polish within hours of having them done! I pay between £27 and £39.50 per treatment depending on what it is I am having done.

There you have it!! How to rock up on your holidays looking fab but with a low maintenance look! All thats left to do is enjoy your holiday fuss free!

Happy Holidays

Sooz x

By suzanne maczkowska 30 Jan, 2017

Drink more...water!

This is such an easy way to feel more energised and is an everyday habit that I always do. It flushes out toxins, helps digestion and aids weight loss .Try swopping your normal drinks for a water and aim to drink 8 glasses or 1.5 litres daily. It can seem daunting when you put it like this, but if you split it throughout the day, then it really isn't very much. If it is still hard work, then try adding fruit to it! A slice of lemon, orange or even strawberries really help liven it! There's some amazing bottles out there that can help you to do this on the go. Infruition.com sell some great ones click here  to visit their website.

By suzanne maczkowska 06 Jul, 2016

So, it's summer already and although you may have been working hard to get summer ready, there's a few extra things you can be doing to keep your body happy this summer!

DRINK DRINK DRINK!

Unfortunately not the alcoholic kind! Drinking 8 glasses of water a day keeps you hydrated and your insides and outsides happy and healthy! Try taking a bottle with you everywhere with you to encourage your daily water intake and aim to drink it before a certain time of the day, then you can fill it up and get brownie points for exceeding your daily intake! You can always add fresh fruit to your water to zing it up a little. Try adding slices of lemon, lime and even orange for a fresh twist!

Another great way to stay hydrated is coconut water! Fresh from the coconut UFC Coconut water contains 100% straight from the coconut water and it tastes delicious! No fat either which is an added bonus!   Find it at Holland and barrett.


Maintain that bikini body...

It's hard when your constantly on the go to keep your body fuelled with the right things. But with a few snacks in your bag you literally can't go wrong!

1; Protein balls are my FAVOURITE handbag snack, homemade or shop brought, they are full of goodness and energy. I like to make my own on my day off which takes an honest 10 minutes and then I have them available for around 2 weeks, that small effort goes a long way! One of favourite recipes is deliciously ella's honey and cinnamon bites, they are just delish!

2; Nakd bars along with others also have a really honest ingredient list and are great to throw in a bag before leaving the house. Available in over 10 flavours and they keep growing what they have to offer. My favourite at the minute is their Cashew cookie  well worth trying especially when you run out of tasty protein balls!

3; Another really cheap option is fruit! Oranges and apples travel really well and are full of vitamins too, why not try and aim to have at least 2-3 pieces a day while you are out and about. Bananas travel really well too, why not mix it up a little!?

Body brushing is the FUTURE!!

Did you know that dry body brushing can get rid of up to A POUND of toxins a day!! YES, a whole pound! Dry body brushing is an amazing way to keep your body smooth on the outside. But the results on the inside are as good if not better. What the firms bristles do, are push the toxins towards your lymph nodes, which in turn makes your body more efficient! AMAZING for cellulite, water retention, poor circulation, slugish bodies, the list goes on... If cellulite is something that you cant shift, yet manage to drink loads of water and you exercise and eat well, this is a little addition that is a complete game changer! Use it in upwards movements towards your heart, and always clockwise around your tummy. Try doing a 2 week challenge along with drinking lots of water and it definately make a BIG difference. I use Espa's cactus bristle brush RRP £18.

By suzanne maczkowska 06 Jul, 2016

So! After performing LOTS of Nouveau LVL lash lift treatments for my lovely clients, I thought it about time to give it a go myself! So I booked out an hour at work and these were my results!

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016
Being a Semi-permanent make up artist comes with its own challenges. It is the MOST rewarding job, however it is high pressured at the same time. The consultation process is there for a reason, and it is personal choice that I spend so much time going through it. Although it is your choice to enter into semi permanent make up, it is my choice to perform it! In doing this I want to do the best job possible! Client feedback is THE greatest way to feel you have done a good job. When I received this message above, it was not my first client feedback message. BUT it really stuck, because I knew she really felt the way she said and that to me is priceless! I love my job and that is why I do what I do. Helping others makes me feel great, so lets keep doing what were doing and continue to spread the love!! 
Suzanne x
By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

Extend ; The crème de la crème of lash enhancing

Now in my experience as a therapist, clients generally know what it is they wish to receive and these are generally the lash extension that they are looking for!

These are 100% pure silk, gorgeous individual, one on one eyelashes! The great thing about these lashes are that the only maintenance needed is done in salon every 2-3 weeks, and that’s it!

Now they are one of the most tricky lash treatments to get your head around, but eventually you get there! I remember in training looking over my mouth shield at my colleague knowing that she was thinking the same thing…that she wanted to throw the lashes on the floor and jump on them! That said, this was day one and we knew by day 2 we would get into more, which we did, thankfully!

The procedure is fantastic because they really are fuss free for the client. It can take anything from 1 hour (for a therapist that does it all day every day) to 2 and a half hours, which is quite normal.

There’s also an amazing product from Nouveau called Coating serum . This comes in clear or black, with black being the popular choice. It coats your lashes with a glossy finish and encourages the bond in the adhesive to last longer. It comes in an easy to apply applicator, so you can swipe it along the lashes after your eye make up and make those lashes POP!

Prices range depending on area, but because they are such special eyelashes, they are definitely an investment in a little time and money, but completely worth it! Give them a go and ♯LASHGANG to share your experiences online!



LVL Enhance by Nouveau Lashes

There’s a reason why this is getting so much press at the minute, and that is because it is AMAZING!! Almost too good to be true, this natural lash treatment works only on the natural lashes, and does not add any extra lashes!

So how does it work!?

Nouveau have taken an old fashioned perm and taken it next level! This treatment applies shields to the back of the eyes and sticks the lashes to them, in an upward direction (this does not hurt one bit!). Then, throughout the next 40 minutes different lash solutions are used on the lashes, to lift, tint and condition them. The shield is then removed and thrown away and Voila lifted, dark glossy lashes. It really is that simple!

Results;

Honestly the results with these lashes is anywhere between 6-8 weeks! With me recommending a lot of clients to even wait 10 weeks as not all the lift has been lost from their lashes, I would then encourage to wait and get the best result possible for us both!

Aftercare;

None, honestly! Just enjoy the result. The only thing I LOVE to use with this treatment is conditioning serum. This is not a necessity, but its like using conditioner for your hair. It just keeps them in optimum condition, and should be used all the time on your lashes anyway. It retails at around £12.99 and I now use it all the time, with or without LVL lashes.



Easy Peasy Express Lashes

  Always in a rush but want FABULOUS lashes…? Look no further than the Express lash extension treatment from Nouveau. These lashes transform the eyes in 30 minutes, but give a similar result to the luxurious extend treatment. These lashes are great for anyone looking for a quicker treatment, and that only want them for a short period of time! These lashes last for around a 2 week period and are removed afterwards. Either pop into your beauty salon to have them removed, or buy the NEW easy lash remover product from Nouveau. You will have your lashes off in no time! All the glamour without the commitment.

 


No Time at All

 

If you don’t have even 30 minutes then these strip lashes are for you! A 15 minute appointment space is all that is needed for this transforming eyelash treatment! There are currently 16 styles available to choose from, from natural to glamour, there is something for every occasion. And the best part is, that you get to keep the lashes afterwards, bonus! These lashes are easily removed and can be re used when kept clean after. Just use the nouveau eye make up remover to clean off the adhesive and that’s it, enjoy!

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

Work out and look good at the same time...

We all know working out makes us feel great!  But unless it's just me (and I'm sure it's not!) I don't always feel I particularly look great whilst doing so! Want that effortless look to rock up at the gym with? I have found these ways to look good while burning those calories at the gym and I'm going to share them with you....in 3 easy steps…  


1;The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

Now being a Semi-permanent make-up artist, I hold this one close to my heart! Semi permanent make up is growing so fast in it's popularity and media coverage in the UK, and it is only getting bigger! Literally one of the best treatments available right now especially for gym goers, no more sweating off your eyebrows!! This treatment offers eyebrow, eye and lip treatments. Eyebrows for me are the perfect addition to your work out! They add definition to your face and make you look altogether more groomed. It is amazing what a good set of brows can do! The treatment takes around 2 hours, which includes a consultation, and you return 4-8 weeks later for your complimentary top up. Cost varies, and you can pay anything between £350 and £700. I personally charge £395 and this is due to the area I work in, which is in the Midlands and also because I did my training with Nouveau Contour who are UK market leaders. With results lasting anywhere from 12-24 months onwards, it sounds too good to be true, but it really isn't! Click here for more information.

   

2;LVL Lashes, curled lashes without the eyelash curler

Who has time or the inclination to curl their lashes before hitting the gym? I don't for sure!! My trick is to get one of the hottest treatments that is out there on the market done to make me look like I've got dark curled lashes without having to do anything to them myself. Sounds perfect, and it is! LVL enhance by Nouveau Lashes  takes around 40 minutes to perform and the results last 6-8 weeks (and they really do!) The treatment induces no discomfort and is a great look with or without mascara. Nothing false added to the natural lashes, just a great curl, lift and fantastic tint. Also great to have done for holidays, and amazing for anyone that love to swim.

 

3;Tinted Moisturiser

I wonder what I would do without this sometimes, seriously! Tinted moisturiser makes me feel that little bit fresher and look altogether better. (I LOVE Espa's Tinted Moisturiser RRP £32 ) It is so quick and easy to apply, that this is the perfect product to add to your skin before heading to the gym. Smooth a pea size amount all over and you immediately look better somehow! It doesn't make you look like you have tried too much either, which I LOVE. Although I go to the effort of doing these things for the gym, I don't really want to look like I do!

Watch my video on applying tinted moisturiser here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIi2yvvrX7M&noredirect=1


NATURALLY RADIANT TINTED MOISTURISER

Beautifully sheer tinted hydration with SPF15

STARTING AT £32

 

 

Now put on your ELLE Sport kit , pop on some lip balm and tie that hair up high and have a great workout!

Love Sooz x

By suzanne maczkowska 26 Mar, 2016

I started out working in a day spa in Staffordshire for the first several years of my career. It was extremely hard work, especially performing massages all day, every day, but still an amazing experience. It is here that I met life long friends and I really started to understand what it means to be a therapist.

When it was time to leave, I moved onto work in a lovely salon called Bliss Health and Beauty in Derby and I continue to work at Bliss to this day - 8 years and counting! I perform all aspects of beauty, from ESPA treatments, waxing, shellac nails and more. It was whilst working at Bliss that I began the next part of my career journey - guest blogging, online videos and more..

A few months later, a couple of colleagues and myself attended the Professional Beauty show in Manchester looking for new ideas. We had researched Nouveau Beauty Group  and i was particularly interested finding out more about semi permanent make-up.

We were introduced to members of the team and the buzz around the stand was amazing. My colleague and I then went along to a seminar hosted by Karen Betts herself, and she was so inspiring. Parts of the seminar were so moving due to the medical side of her work, which left us wiping our eyes.

As we were looking into training with NBG for a few different treatments to use in salon, we thought it a good idea to see if they had any appointments for us to experience the treatments first hand.

I was lucky enough to be booked in for semi permanent eyebrows, and my colleagues were booked for LVL Enhance and another for Express Lashes . It was safe to say we were all SO excited! Afterwards we went off in search for some dinner and cocktails, readying ourselves to return for our treatments the following day.

Following the show and after what felt like the longest time due to all of the excitement and being so keen to get stuck in, I eventually booked on to train and i never looked back!

 

ME, MYSELF & LVL: SUZANNE'S DECLARATION OF LOVE FOR OUR LASH LIFT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjeeLn_8Oms"

An Introduction to the Nouveau Lashes Treatment Menu

  Extend ; The crème de la crème of lash enhancing

In my experience as a beauty therapist, clients generally know which treatments they wish to receive and so they're usually drawn to the custom nature of lash extensions. Nouveau's lash extensions are 100% pure silk (all of them individually gorgeous).

The great thing about this particular treatment is that it's so low maintenance - infills are required in the salon every 2-3 weeks, and that’s it!

With regards training, Extend is one of the trickier lash treatments to get your head around, but eventually you get there with practice. The procedure is fantastic, because it really is fuss free for the client. It can take any time from 1 hour (for an experienced therapist who does it all day, every day) up to 2 and a half hours, which is quite normal.

There’s an amazing product available from the NL shop called Coating Sealant (available in Clear or Black ). It coats your lashes with a glossy finish and prompts the bond in the adhesive to last longer. It comes in an easy to apply applicator, so you can swipe it along the lashes after your eye make-up, and make those lashes POP!

 

LVL Enhance ; The Natural Lash Lift

There’s a reason why LVL Enhance is getting so much press at the minute, and that is because it is AMAZING! Almost too good to be true, this lash treatment works only on natural lashes and does not require any lash extensions.

Nouveau Lashes have taken an old fashioned perm and taken it to the next level. This treatment applies shields to the eye lid and re-arranges the lashes over them in an upward direction (this does not hurt one bit). Then, throughout the next 40 minutes, different lash solutions are used on the lashes, to lift, tint and condition them. The shield is then removed and voilà, revealed are some dark glossy lashes with a lift. It really is that simple!

Honestly the results with the LVL lash treatment last anywhere between 6-8 weeks! I recommend it to a lot of my clients to even wait 10 weeks as not all of the lift has been lost from their lashes, encouraging them to wait and get the best result possible.

Aftercare is minimal - just enjoy the result! The only thing I LOVE to use with this treatment is Conditioning Serum . This is not a necessity, but it’s like using conditioner for your hair, it just keeps them in optimum condition and can be used all the time on your lashes. I now use it all the time, with or without LVL lashes.

 

Easy Peasy Express Lashes

Always in a rush, but want FABULOUS lashes? Look no further than the Express lash extension treatment from Nouveau Lashes. These lashes transform the eyes in 30 minutes, giving a similar result to the luxurious extend treatment. These lashes are great for anyone looking for a quicker treatment, and if clients only want them for a short period of time! These lashes last for around a 2-week period and are then removed afterwards. You can either pop into your beauty salon to have them removed or pick up the Lash Extension Remover  from the Nouveau Lashes shop.

If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare, then the Strip Lashes are for you! A 15-minute appointment is all that is needed for this transforming treatment. There are currently 12 styles available to choose from (available in three themes; Natural, Volume and Glamour - there is something for every occasion). You also get to keep the lashes afterwards, bonus! These lashes are easily removed and can be reused if returned to their packaging and kept clean afterwards. Pick up the Nouveau Lashes Eye Make Up Remover to clean off the adhesive and that’s it, enjoy!

 

The Next Step

The thought of being able to come back into Nouveau Lashes to potentially help train is just an amazing prospect, and I can't wait to see if I can one day.

I have a Facebook  and Instagram  page for all my work including contact information.

Along the way I was also lucky enough to obtain a role in blogging! From one door opening, others have opened too! I’ve had blog posts in ELLE Sport and I will be providing them with short 'How To' videos soon too. I’m having so much fun right now, and learning so much along the way. Check out my social channels and keep up to date with my blogs, videos and my journey!

Love Suzanne Mac x


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