Saturday, 31 March 2012

That's Health: On line goes off line! Cheap Fashion Glasses Websi...

That's Health: On line goes off line! Cheap Fashion Glasses Websi...: In an interesitng reversal of the trend of recent years for retailers to go oneline, online glasses and sunglasses retailer,

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

That's Health: Pole dance your way to a better body this summer?

That's Health: Pole dance your way to a better body this summer?: You’ve watched it on TV, read about it in the press and heard about celebrities doing it, now you too can pole dance your way to a better b...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Up to 75% off on your top fashions

Online bargain shopping search service, has introduced a new feature which helps you to find the biggest fashion bargains online in your size. From now on registered users can narrow their search to find clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from their favourite brands which are discounted by 75% or more.

This latest addition is one of a number of new features introduced by to make bargain hunting even easier.

Whether you are looking for a high street bargain or a designer discount, monitors over half a million styles and can help you to bag the biggest bargains online. Simply register for free on the website, select your favourite brands from 400 fashion retailers (including Dorothy Perkins and Jigsaw) and thousands of designers (from Miu Miu to Prada), add in your clothes and shoe sizes and will direct you to the bargains.

Rob Gorton, founder of explains: “ is one of the UK's fastest growing fashion destinations providing a free-to-use, personalised bargain hunting service to save users both time and money. By providing a wider range of search criteria, we hope to make it even easier for registered users to find the fashion bargains they are looking for – whether they are seeking the biggest discounts or items in a particular price bracket.”

With the new features, it is now possible to:
- Perform an instant search, in your size on any or all of the 8,000 brands the site monitors (high-street or designer).
- Narrow your search by:
- Price (i.e. you can seek items in various price bands such as under £49 or over £250)
- Discount (i.e. you can select to only view items with greater than 75% reduction)
- Colour (there are 15 colours to choose from, so you can search only for garments in silver or purple or navy… etc.)
- Garment (16 different garments from swimwear to handbags and sportswear to jewellery)
- Sort your searches by 5 criteria (e.g. lowest price, highest discount or most recent first).
- Search all your past email alerts for items that are still available.
- Personalise the presentation of your email alert by choosing between leopard print, snakeskin, denim, lace or a simple black border

Rob Gorton concludes, “These improvements mean that users can be much more specific about what they are seeking. If you are looking for a discounted red dress from a designer brand to wear to a wedding but don’t want to spend more than £149, you can instantly search for this and be shown the most discounted dresses at the top of your search.”

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Will Planet Skincare put the bite on you?

Whilst putting snake venom on your face may seem bizarre, Planet Skincare lives up to its reputation for 'state of the art' anti-aging technology in developing a product that "snake-like", strikes at the very core of anti-aging.

Hiding its true colours under its innocuous name, Wrinkle Defence doubles as a unique anti-aging cream with fantastic, wrinkle freezing, Botox-like properties.

One of the key ingredients of Wrinkle Defence is Synake, an ingredient that mimics a protein found in the venom of the Temple Viper snake. Synake inhibits neuromuscular communication, blocking the message that the brain sends to the facial muscles and reducing mobility so that wrinkles do not continue to form.

"It visibly reduces wrinkles by 52% and has an up 82% smoothing effect on the skin"

Unlike Botox which takes affect almost immediately, Planet Skincare Wrinkle Defence has an accumulative effect with results seen after 10-15 days. Wrinkles are visibly reduced, and the skin is also left healthy and glowing with renewed hydration.

Syn-ake: Synthetic substance mimics snake venom activity...

In the form of a "wrinkle-killer" it is being used to help boost the self-confidence of both men and women. Syn-ake is a synthetic substance, which mimics part of a polypeptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper. It has beneficial effects for the skin - perhaps "Love at first bite? Snake venom can be deadly - but similar substances can also heal!!

Lines caused by facial expressions are always visible. We use about 60 facial muscles whilst communicating both through speech and with facial expressions, frowning, the lifting of eyebrows laughing and pulling a face are some typical facial expressions that we use to communicate. As time passes and with frequent use of these facial movements, these wrinkles persist and become permanent deep wrinkles on the forehead, laughter lines and crow's feet. Those who no longer want to live with these can now spare themselves the danger and discomfort of cosmetic surgery or the use of expensive botox injections...

A True Alternative to Botox™
Like Botox™, certain Planet Skincare ingredients blocks neuro-transmuscular contractions which cause facial tension.
Visibly reduce Lines & Wrinkles in just 28 days!
Powerful antioxidants that help skin cells remain healthy and protect against ageing
52% Wrinkle Reduction
82% Smoothing Effect
Rejuvenates collagen in the skin
Provides essential skin nutrients
Free of parabens that can dry or irritate skin
Not tested on Animals
Allergy Tested
Planet Skincare is one of the only anti-ageing products currently available on the market with a 52% reduction in lines and wrinkles. It is also currently one of the only brands to use maximum levels of Syn-ake in its product range.

Planet Skincare Wrinkle Defence 50ml RRP £65.00
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Who Will Be Crowned Britain's Best Beauty & Wellness Venue? Qype knows!

Qype reveals shortlist for first UK Business Awards

Qype, Europe's leading consumer reviews site, has announced the shortlist for its first ever Business Awards, with ten finalists vying to be named Beauty and Wellness Venue of the Year.

Venues in London dominate the Beauty & Wellness shortlist, making up six of the ten finalists. In the running are London's Pineapple Dance Studios, Zuba Hair and Beauty, Edinburgh and Chorlton Nail Bar, Manchester.

Other categories at the 2012 Qype Business Awards include Restaurant of the Year, Place of Interest of the Year, and Shopping Venue of the Year.

Winners will be announced on 29 March at an awards bash in London, when finalists could take home one of three awards; winner, highly commended or special recommendation.

The event's top accolades, Business of the Year and Place of the Year, will be awarded to two of the 50 shortlisted businesses.

The winners of Business of the Year and Place of the Year will go on to represent the UK at the Qype World Business of the Year Awards, which will see one business named the best of the 13.5 million places currently listed on Qype worldwide.

"Qype's millions of users offer feedback and opinions on their experiences every day and the Qype Business Awards will take this huge resource into account. We will be celebrating the businesses that have made the greatest positive impact on their customers in the last year. It will be great to see which beauty and wellness venue will come out on top," says Richard Dennys Qype's Chief Marketing Officer.

The awards are based on comments and reviews posted on the site over the past 12 months. Qype took into consideration the responses and activity of both reviewers and businesses; the interaction between the two; average star ratings; and the content of reviews.

Qype is A consumer reviews site and has revolutionised the way consumers research and choose goods and services. It's the place to find and share independent, trusted reviews on everything from restaurants to shops, hairdressers to plumbers in over 166,000 cities and towns worldwide. Qype's app gives consumers instant, on the go access to reviews wherever and whenever they wish.

It attracts up to 25 million monthly visits, with a new review appearing every 30 seconds. Qype is local and international; helping consumers make informed decisions everyday at home and abroad. To join the Qype community visit or to download the Qype app visit

OGARIO London Hair Care - It's Made In The UK!

This summer, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics will capture the world’s imagination with a spotlight on all things British.

Luxury haircare range OGARIO London is proud to support the UK economy and small businesses with products created in a family-run company on the south coast of England.

They are made in an eco-friendly, sustainably built factory using natural energy sources. All packaging is recyclable and, where possible, uses paper made from 100 per cent sustainable forests.

The range of shampoos, conditioners and a hair masque is developed exclusively by boutique north London hair salon OGARIO.

Packed full with plant extracts and essential oils, products contain the Protein Protect formula, a unique blend of pro-vitamin B5 and super-nourishing proteins for shiny, healthy hair.

OGARIO London chooses only naturally-derived, active ingredients, including everything from rooibos and sage to marshmallow and nettle.

OGARIO creative director Norris Ogario said: "There is so much to celebrate about being British this year. We started in the UK and so we want to support the country by basing our production here.

‘We feel proud to be working with British businesses and hope to be able to continue to do so in the future. After all, you have to be true to your roots."

Clay & Herbs - New Natural Skincare Range Launched

Patricia Ferguson - Medical Herbalist BSc (Hons) CPP launches her own range of natural skincare products, Clay & Herbs using only pure Argiletz Clays, Zeolite, herbs and essential oils. The feedback from clients has been brilliant. Professional make up artist Emma Carevlle says, "I tried the face scrub and the body scrub - comparable to Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant, which I love."

Fiona McBride from Glasgow says, "Normally these types of masks are too strong for my skin and cause redness and itching. This one was gentle yet effective. It was easy to use and mix and left my skin really smooth. The next day blemishes were gone or diminished and my teenage daughter also tried it and found same."

Shae Duncan South London says, ''Patricia has helped me significantly with my acne problem. I used her Purifying Acne Masque once a week for a month and have noticed not only has my acne dramatically, reduced, but my skin feels softer and has a healthy glow. The masque is very easy to use and very gentle. I like the way it goes hard on your face but then it is very easy to wash off with warm water. I will most definitely be continuing my use with this product and all of the products Patricia has recommended for my skin, they all seem to be working.''

How Clay & Herbs Products Benefit your Skin:

100% natural ingredients

High mineral content of clay nourishes, balances, protects and revitalizes skin

Superior absorption to remove impurities, excess oil, dirt and pollutants

Rebalances and corrects excess oil production when used regularly; especially beneficial for acne-prone skin

Refines the texture of the skin and improves tone

Exfoliates, smooths and softens the skin

Revitalises and stimulates, bringing radiance to a dull complexion

Founder Patricia Ferguson explains, "My products are made from dry ingredients and so I do not need to use preservatives, natural or otherwise. Other ready-to-use wet products are more difficult to preserve long term, as bacterial growth will be an issue."

Patricia advises that the French clays she uses are among the best on the market today. They are living, active clays, sun-dried for optimum results and containing a myriad of minerals and trace elements. Their purity is also guaranteed, having conformed to strict European legislation. Zeolite is able to absorb 3 times as much as clay. It is even being investigated by the pharmaceutical companies and holistic practitioners for its potential use in neutralising cancerous tumours.

Zeolite's ability to remove toxic wastes, chemicals and bacteria also make it a useful addition for detox and acne treatments. Zeolite has been added to enhance the action of the products.. There are two types of zeolite used in Clay & Herb products, Crystalite Pink and Crystalite Gold. The gold variety is the more absorbent of the two. Zeolite is used in all products. Essential oils are concentrated, aromatic compounds extracted from plants by steam or water distillation. They have medicinal and cosmetic properties which enhance the action of the products.

Clay & Herbs products are a blend of:

Superior quality, pure cosmetic French Argiletz clays, each clay having affinity with a certain skin type

Carefully selected organic and wild-crafted herbs

Zeolite - a unique mineral with an exceptional ability to absorb and remove impurities

Essential oils

There are currently four products in the range:

Purifying Acne Masque

Gentle Facial Scrub

Exfoliating Body Scrub

Peppermint Pumice Hand & Foot Scrub

Herbs used in their Products and their Benefits:

Marshmallow Root & Slippery elm - Softens, revitalises and hydrates. Draws impurities from the skin. Has soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Controls oily skin and soothes allergic reactions.

Chamomile - Its healing properties are used in dermatitis, eczema, acne and rashes. Treats sensitive, dry and inflamed skin.
Peppermint - Has a cooling effect on the skin.
Aromatic Waters - We recommend for use with our products, a range of plant-based, therapeutic distilled aromatic waters to mix with the clays before use to further enhance their actions. A 30ml bottle is provided free of charge with every first purchase.
Product Aromatic water - Purifying Acne Masque: Chamomile & Marigold.

Gentle Facial Scrub : Rose Geranium & Lavender
Exfoliating Body Scrub: Marigold
Peppermint Pumice: Peppermint

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Essential Summer Beauty Takeaways from Primavera Aromatherapy Skincare

The natural benefits of aromatherapy bring huge benefits, not only to the skin, but also to the mind, body, mood and soul. 
For summer exam stress or when travelling gets on top of you, Primavera Anti Stress Organic Aroma Roll On, £11.90,  is the perfect on the go instant treatment which fits nicely in your handbag.  Containing Lavender to help relax the mind and body, Anti Stress Aroma Roll On also soothes itchiness caused by mosquito bites.
Primavera Energising Ginger and Lime Hand and Nail Cream, £17, with its zesty citrus aroma is the perfect pick me up.   Tangy, fruity citrus oils of lemon, orange and litsea oils moisturise tired hands while the revitalising scent refreshes the mind and boosts your mood. 
A magic wand to keep blemishes at bay is Primavera’s Sage and Grape Seed Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel, £22 – a must in summer as bright daylight highlights spots.
And the ‘cherry on the icing’ product for stunning summer skin is Primavera’s moisturising Bronzing Seed Oil Capsules,  £39, containing natural bronzers which leaves a subtle, sun-kissed glow to the complexion.  Primavera supports fair trade and sustainable organic cultivation and is committed to high environmental standards in line with the Company’s deep understanding of nature.

Stockists and prices

Primavera Organic Anti Stress Aroma Roll On - 10ml, £11.90
Sage and Grape Seed Anti Blemish Treatment Gel - 10ml, £22.00
Energising Ginger and Lime Hand and Nail Cream - 100ml, £17.00
Bronzing Seed Oil Capsules - 30 capsules, £39.00
Available from and good online and on the high street independent health and beauty stores nationwide.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Luxury Bath Products Inspired by the British Isles

Noble Isle, a new, distinctive and exquisitely modern Bath and Body brand, is set to unveil in May 2012. Their collection is made in the UK and inspired by the cultural and natural riches of the British Isles.
Combining the very finest natural fragrances and natural extracts with the best of design; Noble Isle shuns the ordinary in favour of the original. Their luxurious collection features twenty four unisex bath and body products. Each item in the collection is designed to leave a lasting, sensory impression; on course to become The New Tradition in Luxury Bathing.

Creators of Noble Isle have strived to provide a distinctive sensory experience, eschewing the ordinary in favour of the original at every stage, having travelled the length and breadth of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to source authentic, high quality and quintessentially British ingredients. For more on the story so far, visit:

With the brand unveiling, Noble Isle is also offering the exciting opportunity to be the first to try the new collection, weeks ahead of their official launch. For the chance to win a luxury product hamper worth £500, visit their blog.

Entrants simply have to “like” Noble’s Isle’s Facebook page or share a link on Twitter to be eligible to win. The competition closes on Saturday 31st March and the winner will be announced 3 days later. In addition to being the first to try their luxurious collection, the winner will also receive two tickets to Noble Isle’s exclusive London launch party with champagne reception.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I&K International announces rise in sales of male grooming products

I&K International has announced a 'significant' increase in sales of products from its men's range. The surge in sales is believed to have been a direct result of the addition of new men's products over the last few years, as well as a general increase in the amount of attention men are paying to grooming.

In fact the firm saw an impressive 60% rise in the number of men buying these products when compared to the same time last year. These figures seem to indicate men are paying more attention to their physical appearance and grooming than ever before, and Kevin Kou, managing director at I&K International, believes it is down to a combination of more brands being available, as well as the influence of well-groomed celebrities.

Mr Kou said: "We recently launched some new brands into our men's product range and we're already seeing great results. Since the introduction of products such as The Bluebeards Revenge, men-u and Mitch we've had a large rise in male customers as well as a general rise in the sales of products for men.

"The rise in male grooming is possibly due to the influence of well-groomed male celebrities like David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper. Men are spending more time and money on shopping for their appearance than ever before and we are now starting to see this trend at Hairtrade."

Hairtrade will be adding further products to the men's range as well as new brands throughout the site over the coming months including new hair care, make-up and skin care products.

I&K International Limited was established in 2005 and is now one of the leading online hair care, hair extensions and beauty products distributor and retailer across the UK and Europe. Hairtrade provides a wide range of hair extension products, hair care and hair electrical brands.

Hairtrade provide a wide range of 100% human hair extensions mainly, human hair weaves, I&K clip in Hair Extensions and pre-bonded hair and European hair extensions. Among its top brands are I&K 100% Human Hair and Remy Hair, Top Model and Jessica Simpson hair. In addition to its 100% human hair extensions the company also provides synthetic hair extensions, wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions accessories and tools, as well as an extensive range of hair care products from brands such as Tigi, Loreal, Schwarzkopf, Goldwell, Matrix, Fudge, Keune, Sexy Hair and many more.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

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