HOLLYWOOD STARS BEAUTY TRICKS

KATHARINE HEPBURN

A strong-willed actress, Katherine Hepburn had very much her own style – natural, minimalist and slightly androgynous. This meant a lot of neutral tones and flawless skin that allowed her to wear sheer, natural make-up and still look radiant. To keep her complexion in tip-top condition, she would exfoliate regularly. She would use a mixture of sugar, a tiny amount of warm water and a squeeze of lemon juice massaged into the skin and followed up with a splash of ice-cold water.
Forget the lemon juice our treatments here at Beauty Elite will keep your complexion looking flawless.

 

JOAN CRAWFORD

American actress Joan Crawford didn’t use fancy products to keep her legendary face smooth and taut – she chewed gum in the belief that it firmed up her jaw and help to drain the toxins out from under her chin. She was also religious about her cleansing regime, and would splash her face 25 times with ice cold water after every wash.
If you want a firm jaw, we can achieve that so throw away the gum.

 

JANE RUSSELL

The secret to Jane Russell’s sexy signature style was simple – she always matched her lipstick to her nail polish. The idea of co-ordinating the two was actually only developed in 1939. Legend has it that Revlon founder Charles Revlon was dining in a posh restaurant when he noticed a woman dabbing her mouth with a napkin. He saw that her nail colour jarred with the shade of her lips and a new beauty concept was born.

Talk to us about our semi-permanent make up and let us do your nails.



MARLENE DIETRICH

German actress Marlene Dietrich is considered to be one of the greatest actresses of all time, but was also highly prized for her sculptured glamour. She believed in accentuating the natural lines of her face with shading, shaping and contouring. One of her most startling features were her perfectly shaped brows. She achieved this look by shaving them off and drawing them on with kohl, as was the fashion in the 1930s. She also never used mascara on her lower lashes, as she believed it cast a shadow and made her look tired.

If you want perfect eyebrows visit us and talk to Lauren about microblading the look is fantastic and semi-permanent

LET US TURN YOU INTO A HOLLYWOOD STAR

Perfect pouts, bedroom eyes, and glowing skin and lustrous hair – oh how we long to be as glamorous as old school Hollywood sirens! From Marilyn Monroe’s beauty secrets to the retro beauty tips of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly we at Beauty Elite reveal the fascinating beauty secrets of the classic stars over our next few blogs.

 

GRETA GARBO
Greta Garbo’s dramatic eye make-up was the inspiration for many a Hollywood starlet – including Marilyn Monroe – and not without good reason. To create the look, she would apply a super-thin layer of petroleum jelly over the eyelids, cover with neutral skin-toned powder all the way up to the brow line and blend a dark shade into the crease for a theatrical, deep-set appearance. She’d also line the upper lid with eyeliner made from a blend of petroleum and charcoal pigment, and finish with mascara. Visit us at Beauty Elite ask for Lauren and let her explain to you how we can give you the Greta Garbo look, using the application of semi-permanent make-up and microbrasion.

 

VIVIEN LEIGH
Stunning British star Vivien Leigh kept her skin spectacularly beautiful with regular facials. The Gone with the Wind actress was among several high-profile clients of Madame Lubatti, a legendary skincare doyenne who hand-mixed scented lotions and aromatic oils to treat English royalty and society ladies.
Get the look with our facial treatments no need to mix them yourself.

 

JEAN HARLOW
Ever wondered where the phrase ‘blonde bombshell’ originated from? Look no further than platinum-haired 1930s starlet, Jean Harlow. Although, she had a rather unorthodox method of obtaining her baby blonde locks – she lightened her hair with a potent mixture of peroxide, ammonia and Lux Flakes (an old fashioned washing powder). We don’t do hair colour treatments but we can give you that Hollywood look.

 

SOPHIA LOREN
Italian screen siren Sophia Loren was stunningly beautiful in her 1960s heyday, and still is now. Her secret? Olive oil. Sophia’s Mediterranean diet ensured that she was able to include at least two tablespoons of the stuff in her food every day, while routinely rubbing a small amount into her skin kept her complexion glossy and moisturized. She even added a few capfuls into a hot bath for a nourishing skin soak. We prefer to use olive oil for cooking but we don’t knock the old ways. Pop in and see us we have other more effective solutions.

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME

Dame Helen, the Oscar-winning actress often lauded for her natural beauty at 72, has disclosed she has had her eyebrows tattooed on, in a move she has said makes a “huge difference” to her appearance.

The tattoos, which have become increasingly popular in recent years, see individual hair strokes lightly drawn in semi-permanent ink, to give realistic-looking eyebrows to frame the face without reapplying a pencil, powder or gel each day.

“I’ll tell you what I had done recently, which I love – I got my eyebrows tattooed,” said Dame Helen, according to a newspaper.

“I was fed up of my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought that they looked great.

“They’re very lightly and delicately done – but it means that when I get up in the morning and I have no make-up on, at least I have eyebrows. It’s made a huge difference.”

Dame Helen, face of beauty brand L’Oreal, has become a prominent advocate for older women, famously insisting her photographs are not excessively touched-up.

In 2016, she said she had begun to pay more attention to her eyebrows after playing the Queen on stage for theatre show The Audience.

“I don’t think the Queen has ever touched them,” she said then. “She’s got quite present eyebrows. So when I was making myself up as the Queen I thought: ‘Oooh, that’s actually quite an interesting look.’”

In 2015, a poll by the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology found women spend an average £200 per year on eyebrow grooming. Tattooing techniques such as microblading can last up to 2-3 years.

 

Semi-permanent tattoo can save time with eyebrow pencils and powder.

Of her approach to make-up as she has aged, Dame Helen has previously said: “I think we get stuck with a look, particularly when we get older. We forget that you can experiment. It’s not the end of the world – you can always wipe it off again.

“The irony is that – the older you get – the less you care. I think: ‘God, when I was young, and probably had much better skin, I wouldn’t dream of going out without mascara.’

“Now I really don’t mind. I mean, if you’re taking your dog for a walk at eight in the morning it doesn’t really matter.”

So if you want to look like Dame Helen Mirren then pop into Beauty Elite and ask for Lauren she is our Microblading and Semi-Permanentmake up  expert .

FOLLOW THIS THREAD IT COULD EXCITE YOU!

There’s a new (or newish) option for lifting and tightening sagging facial skin without going under the knife. There is a new variation of a once-popular procedure, called a thread lift, making the use of temporary, absorbable sutures a viable option for those who want to achieve similar results of a traditional facelift without the surgery or downtime.

How Does a Thread Lift Work?

A thread lift is exactly what it sounds like. “Using absorbable sutures, made from biodegradable polymers frequently used in medical devices, we at Beauty Elite can lift and re-contour the mid- and lower face. The sutures are inserted into the skin and can instantly tighten and lift problem areas with volume loss like the cheeks, jowls, lips and neck, while stimulating the body to build collagen in the area where the sutures are placed. Attached to the fine threads are tiny cones, small umbrella like attachments that lift and tighten from underneath the skin while simultaneously causing inflammation, which helps to stimulate collagen growth over time.

How Have Thread Lifts Changed?

The thread lifts of the past were also made of barbed sutures that were used to life the brows and the cheeks. The old thread lifts were challenging to work with and were limited on how they could lift the skin. “The biggest problem with the thread lifts used in the late ’90s and early 2000s is that they had to be anchored into the scalp, temple and brow region. The knots for anchoring had to be tied carefully in order to not have the suture release from the anchor site, and the suture was permanent, making any further surgery later in life more challenging.
The newer technology is made of absorbable suture material, so they don’t need to be anchored to deep tissue. The new threads are fully absorbable, making it an absorbable suture lift, not a thread lift. They can also be lifted in two directions, which results in a more three-dimensional look. The old procedure required over pulling of the skin to get a good result, making the downtime several days and not too different from what is now called a mini-facelift.”

Thread Lift vs. Fillers

So, how does the new and improved thread lift hold up against the popular “liquid facelift?” A thread lift procedure takes as little time as a treatment using a combination of fillers (about an hour) and recovery time is just one or two days. Results will vary, but can last anywhere from 18 months to a few years and additional threads can be used at a later time to maintain results. Because the cones continue to stimulate collagen, the results continue to improve over time. However to achieve optimal results we recommend its best to combine procedures.

To find out more about how we can improve your look with this simple painless treatment contact us today.

“LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES”

“People are queer, they’re always crowing, scrambling and rushing about
Why don’t they stop someday, address themselves this way?
Why are we here? Where are we going? It’s time that we found out
We’re not here to stay; we’re on a short holiday
Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don’t take it serious; it’s too mysterious
You work, you save, you worry so
But you can’t take your dough when you go, go, go”

Yes we are all on a short holiday but there is no reason as we become older that we shouldn’t always look our best, and many of us that care do invest our dough in the way we look, before we go, go, go.

We like to wear the latest fashion accompanied by the best accessories, so why should we ignore the possibility of improving our looks. There are many proven ways of improving our looks, winding back time and looking younger
and Beauty Elite are the experts. Lets look at dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers if you want to look young again this is one of the main treatment’s that can get you there, and these are the benefits.

Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:

  • Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth
  • Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
  • Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
  • Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
  • Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.

Then once you have completed the initial Dermal Filler treatments you can complement your look with Semi-Permanent makeup.

Contact Beauty Elite today and for you life could also be a bowl of cherries.

WHY DO WE WANT TO LOOK YOUNGER

What is it really with us women and our appearance? Do we want to look younger or just not look older? When we were children we wanted to be older, that’s why we’d answer, “I’m seven and a half.” But we didn’t think about wanting to look older

However, at about 35, we start seeing the first signs of looking older, as, stray, gray hairs began sprouting at our temples.

At 60 or before many of us dye our hair, but some of us after time may let our real colour grow out and let the grey take over. You may have also got tired of hearing a wolf whistle, turning around and shocking the life out of some young guy who thought he was going to get the attention of a young chick only to find an old lady glaring at him. Some people actually prefer being a “Q-Tip” (that’s an appropriate name to describe a person with white hair) because the wolf whistles will stop and one becomes officially invisible to the wolves, maybe it is a good thing?

Well personally I refuse to grow old gracefully and hand my life over to nature I always have and always will want to look my best, and I have a little help from my friends at Beauty Elite. I had considered going under the knife but to me that was to drastic and to be honest a little frightening.

Have you seen Dolly Parton recently? Yes she looks great but when you have a cosmetic budget the size of NASA then anything possible? The only problem is that when she sings you cant see her lips move!

I am regular client of Beauty Elite and Sue Bousfield the genius’s that she is has transformed my look. I know I now have the face of a women 15 years younger and I occasionally still get wolf whistles, and yes I do dye my hair, I have semi permanent make up done by Lauren and I wear the latest fashions.

The transformation has also helped in so many other ways my husband shows a renewed interest in me (we have been married 45 years) and I have a new circle of friends who are also likeminded to look their best. It has been life changing I have renewed confidence and I have a great quality of life.

And some times I even wolf whistle myself!

I highly recommend Beauty Elite you should pay them a visit.

Hollywood Look

Celebrities often credit their glowing, flawless skin to habits that every living creature on earth must do to survive, like drink a lot of water and not burn in the sun, take supplements until you rattle, and use a mixture of potions and lotions. And, of course, many will promote whatever product they’re getting paid to be the face of that year, have you heard of photo-shop? Well, we’re calling B.S. Even after upping our daily water intake and wearing SPF 50 on our skin we still don’t have that Gwyneth Paltrow radiance. So, what’s the real deal with A-list beauty treatments?

Hint: it doesn’t involve swallowing 12 litres of water.

Well the real deal is visiting us a Beauty Elite where you will be offered a nice cup of coffee, not a jug of water, why because with our treatments you don’t have to change your lifestyle or run the risk of becoming incontinent!

To us all our clients are celebrities, and you will receive the celebrity treatment from the minute you walk through the door.

We have all the treatments to enhance your natural looks and give you that extra self-confidence, self-esteem and quality of life many of us long for.

We look forward to seeing you soon and giving you that Hollywood look.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…PART ONE

This is the story of princess Sera and her quest for immortality and beauty

Princess Sera woke with a Start it had crept into her bed, on her home planet Zecicula 5 these pesky little arachnids (who liked a cuddle) were protected by the Homogins the mystical cult that worshipped “it that has no name” well I suppose someone has to.

Today was a special day for the Princess she had been waiting for this day for 200 years, it was the day she would be bathed in the elixir of youth, a day that would secure her marriage to her love King Xhut, the day she would become immortal. It s one thing to live for hundreds of years but is does take its toll on your looks.

There was a tap on her state-room door, yes this could lead to a joke, but lets pass on that. The door opened and her handmaidens entered to prepare her for her transformation, she had to be exfoliated from head to foot using live Bezabobs. Their name roughly translated means (We who eat dead skin until we drop) quite literally that’s what they do, they eat the dead layer of the skin and when they are full, they drop. The problem is this process can take up to 6 months, as they are slow eater’s, so a little patience is required. Yes of course there are easier ways of exfoliating but apparently using the Bezabobs is both erotic and pleasurable, and reserved for Princesses as Bezabobs only reproduce every 1000 years so they are very rare, and don’t come cheap!

Lets move ahead, 6 months have passed, Princess Sera is now entering the great hall of Xmiru where she will be bathed by the Nuns of Nee in the elixir of youth and be transformed into a young girl again, all her wrinkles will disappear like the magic it is, and she will be beautiful for ever. The thousands of courtiers applaud as she makes her appearance and cheer as Princes Sera slides gently into the rippling pool assisted by her handmaidens.

Then a blue coloured mist starts to invade the hall, the floors starts to vibrate and the pool bubbles and pops dramatically, the transformation has begun. The Nuns of Nee are chanting, the palace drummers are drumming; it is a site to behold, but then Princess Sera lets out a piecing scream, the pool is emptying, she cries, “help me”, everyone is aghast how could this be happening?

Princess Sera’s home planet was technologically far more advanced than Earth but some how they could never get to grips with the plumbing, though over many millennia they had tried, the pool was leaking. Princess Sera was now in a quandary her body had been transformed and was young again but her face, ughhhh, she ran out the Great hall in despair and disappeared back into her state room with her handmaidens close behind. Princess Sera was never going to be able to marry her King now, or was she?

To be continued,

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY. ……PART 2

In our first installment Princess Sera had attended the ritual to be bathed in the Elixir of Youth to become young and beautiful again and to be made immortal.

There was a problem the pool emptied before the ritual had been completed. This meant the princess had a beautiful body but her head was not covered and her face well, uuuugh, also so to marry her King she needed to have a facial make over, but how and where?

Now we know this story is full of contradictions but one must have a certain level of artistic license, and it is just a myth!

Princess Sera was alone in her stateroom; her handmaidens had removed all the mirrors, as she could not bear to look at her face, her body was beautiful but her face (well saying it needed some work was an understatement).

What could she do? The only answer was ask for an audience with the Nuns of Nee and appeal to their wisdom, she was confident they could find a cunning plan. She called her personal handmaiden and said, “Can you ask the Nuns of Nee to grant me an audience “this was granted immediately as the mother superior had never been asked for an audience before and the nuns were very excited. In fact they were so excited they had a party, which lasted some considerable time.

It is now 4 months later and the Princess was on her way to the Kingdom of Nee to meet the mother superior. Now you would think a highly technological race would be able to travel the 2000 kms in seconds, well yes this did apply to their public transport. However the Princess because of her status had to travel the more traditional and secretive way. The traditional way as we said is a secret, which to this day has never been revealed, but putting this mystery aside the Princess arrived at the monastery of the Nuns of Nee within 2 weeks and was greeted with rapturous applause.

We know from ancient records that the Princess was taken to the Mother Superior who had in fact devised a cunning plan, a plan so cunning that it become known as the “most cunning plan ever devised in the history of the universe, and more cunning than any cunning plan that was previously considered cunning”.

Now my opinion is the Mother Superiors cunning plan was overrated but that is just my point of view, which may not be objective, plus the fact I have not experienced that many cunning plans. However lets set a test, if you think you know what the cunning plan is then please let us know, or maybe you can suggest a cunning plan of your own, but remember the plan has to be really cunning, not just as cunning as a fox but as cunning as all the foxes that ever lived, I am sure you will agree that is pretty cunning.

To be continued.

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY……PART 3

In our last Installment Princess Sera was in an audience with the Mother Superior of the Nuns of Nee, who had a cunning plan and now this cunning plan to help our Princess regain her beauty will be revealed….

The Cunning plan;

Princess Sera entered the Mother Superiors private chambers, which were so private if the Mother Superior was having a bad day (Intoxicated) even she couldn’t find them. Princess Sera sat down and waited for the Mother Superior to outline her cunning plan.

The plan that was conveyed to Princess Sera was thus; the Nuns of Nee had been searching the Inter-Galactic Interweb for the answer to the meaning of life the universe and everything, which we all know was a waste of time as the answer is 42 and always has been. So the Nuns then looked for the answer in finding a way for the Princess to have her beauty restored, and the answer was 4, yes 4, Av. País Valencià, 4, 03580 Alfaz del Pi, Alicante the address of a highly recognised and respected Beauty Salon on planet Earth called Beauty Elite.

So the cunning plan was for Princess Sera to travel by star ship to Beauty Elite on planet Earth to regain her beauty.

There was a small problem however, as the Mother Superior pointed out, and that was the Princesses planet, Zecicula 5 was 1000,0000 light years from Earth but if you want the best Beauty Salon in the known universe you somehow have to make it so! This is what happened, there was only one Starship on Recicula 5 and it had been out of service for over 1000 years, when it was last launched “it went where no man had gone before” and came back looking very secondhand. However the Princess had to have her beauty returned to her so the last surviving Starship Captain was summoned his name was unpronounceable unless you had 2 cleft palettes and a hole in your head, you see he came from a planet where the inhabitants had been subject to genetic engineering, and sometimes little mistakes can happen, so we will call him “Bob”.

Bob was very excited about the prospect of going back into space and commissioned the Nuns of Nee to prepare his ship. The launch date was set, the wormhole access was booked and Princess Sera joined “Bob” on the bridge, the countdown began and blast off…………

Princess Sera looked back at her rapidly disappearing planet and immediately became homesick, but she knew she must remain brave because if she didn’t arrive at Beauty Elite she would never be able to marry her King, whom she loved dearly. Captain “Bob” steered the Starship through the first wormhole, then the next and then the ship reappeared in the Milky Way, “Bob” had done a great job (which surprised many not at least himself), he then engaged warp drive and headed for planet Earth.

As our blue planet came into view its beauty stunned Princess Sera, it was just like home, except her home was green and a sort of purple with yellow bits, but never mind, she was nearly at her destination Beauty Elite, where all her problems would be resolved………….

It was a normal busy day at Beauty Elite but that was about to change in a way no one could have imagined. Sue and Bill were chatting away to a customer when suddenly a blue mist invaded the salon, which appeared to be electrically charged and out of the mist as it cleared, glided Princess Sera. Then straight away as if nothing was untoward Bill said “have you got an appointment because we are fully booked “as he glanced at his diary pencil poised. He we are the Princess having travelled all across the galaxies and millions of light years and the Nuns of Nee had forgotten to make an appointment!

Princess Sera then connected telepathically with Sue and Bill and in an instant they new her whole story and were captivated, of course they could help her how could they turn her away? Sue guided the Princess into her treatment room and begun the process of restoring Princess Sera’s beauty her face would need a lot of work but nothing beyond the genius of Sue.

Some time later Princess Sera re-appeared in the salon walking with Sue hand in hand and everyone was aghast at her beauty; she was glowing from head to foot, which is what Zeciculains do when they are happy, and she said her goodbyes to everyone, Sue and Bill were very sad to see her leave.

The salon filled with the blue mist again and when it had cleared the Princess was gone, but not forgotten, Princess Sera would be part of the Beauty Elite family forever.

It is known that the princess returned safely to her planet and married her King and they all lived happily ever after…………

This just goes to prove that Beauty Elite is the best and most famous Beauty salon in the known Universe and whether human or alien you will always be welcome,

Anon

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