FEED Charity 2017 and a free gift for you

FEED Charity 2017 and a free gift for you

Helping hungry children (and a free gift for you too)

Please support our current promotion at the salon which supports a great cause. When you buy two or more Clarins products you will be helping the FEED Charity (in association with the United Nations World Food Programme) and on your behalf Clarins will donate 10 meals to hungry children.

In the past few years Margaret Balfour clients have helped to donate hundreds of school meals worldwide and we would love to do even better this year!

As a THANK YOU for your support, when you buy 2 or more Clarins products you will also receive a wonderful FREE Clarins gift (while stocks last) worth £46* and presented in a branded beauty bag. Now is the perfect time to stock up on products and help others at the same time.

*With the purchase of two or more recommended Clarins products, you will receive a FEED10 purse containing a collection of Clarins favourites worth £46 (based on the ml value of standard-sized products)

NEW! Microblading Treatment

NEW! Microblading Treatment

MICROBLADING for naturally beautiful brows

Many women dream of perfect eyebrows but most have exactly the opposite. It is easy to pluck eyebrows incorrectly, with the result that they are asymmetrical or, in the worst case, develop bald spots.

Microblading offers a new way of eyebrow sculpting which looks absolutely natural. Even extremely thin and irregular brows can be transformed with natural, semi-permanent make-up and the Microblading technique of our trained therapist. During the treatment, extremely fine hairlines are created which show hardly any difference to real ones, personalised to your tone or hair colour, and the effect lasts for 12-18 months.

COST: 30mins consultation, colour matching and patch test: £30
Main treatment, including one top-up after 6 weeks: £250

Why not complete the look with an Eyelashes Lift & Tint treatment? 1hr 30mins Just £55

 

Clarins Big Beauty Gift worth £47

Clarins Big Beauty Gift worth £47

Our CLARINS BIG BEAUTY GIFT offer for the summer has just arrived!
When you buy any two or more of your favourite Clarins skincare, body & bath or make-up products at Margaret Balfour Beauty Centre you can choose three Clarins travel-sized products worth £47, yours to take home FREE. Do take advantage soon, while stocks last, as these offers are always really popular.

Looking for product INSPIRATION?
If you’re looking for new ideas on which Clarins products to try next, enjoy this video featuring Victoria, influential UK fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger at www.inthefrow.com which demonstrates eight simple steps to achieve a smoothing and radiant complexion with Clarins this summer. All the products featured are available in our salon shop – buy any two to receive your free gift!

Gel Colour Offer Fingers & Toes

Gel Colour Offer Fingers & Toes

Until the END OF AUGUST you can enjoy Gel Colour on Fingers or Toes (or treat yourself to both?!) for just £29 instead of £36 when you book with Savannah, who has recently joined our team of professional therapists. Call 01935 816177 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Beautiful professionally pierced ears

Beautiful professionally pierced ears

Perhaps you are thinking of treating yourself, or a younger relative (aged 7 years+), to first ‘proper’ earrings this summer? The moment of having your ears pierced is a very special one and we can help you make the right choices.

Margaret Balfour offers a relaxed environment where our fully-qualified therapists use the safest, most technologically-advanced ear piercing system available. We use a quiet, gentle, hand-pressured instrument and sterile, pre-sealed hypoallergenic piercing earrings for your complete peace of mind.

School holidays offer the perfect time for a first piercing, with weeks ahead for young ears to heal before term starts again. Book now to avoid disappointment – or call us for more information

Top tips for getting rid of puffy eyes

Top tips for getting rid of puffy eyes

We’re sharing with you a feature by Coral Rickard from Woman & Home online about the most popular Clarins product to combat puffy eyes. Read her top tips and come in to see us at the salon to ask about Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

TOP TIPS ON GETTING RID OF PUFFY EYES

Puffy eyes, ringed with dark circles is the quickest way to add 5 years. So it seems unfair that most of us, through not fault of our own regularly wake up with them. Commonly associated with a late night, puffy eyes symbolise excessive tiredness and fatigue, but they can also be caused by allergies, stress, dehydration and natural ageing. As we age the membrane or ‘septum’ that normally holds fat in place in the upper and lower lid starts to thin and the fatty tissue falls forward, causing a bulge or ‘bags’ as we all know them.
So, how to get rid of puffy eyes? Well for starters you could pop two thin slices of cucumber over your eyes but this can take time and the results rarely last. Or you could invest in one our favourite de-puffing products which will slip effortlessly into your daily routine.

New studies have revealed a surprise ingredient that de-puffs eyes: barley. Celebrity dermatologist Dr Ronald Moy claims that derivatives from the grain are something of a wonder-cure for banishing that tired under-eye look. “They stimulate the stem cells in the thin under-eye skin to grow thicker collagen, which then leads to tighter skin,” he explained. In fact, it’s more sustainable long-term than the similarly tightening effect of Botox.

To get the most out of your de-puffing products consider a quick daily under-eye massage. ‘Massage helps de-puff and get circulation moving,’ says says Sally Penford, education manager at the International Dermal Institute. Hydration is everything, so combine both when you apply eye products. You will notice an instant lift, and over time, a longer lasting difference, says the brains behind the mini massage, Nathalie Eleni – international facialist to natural beauties including Livia Firth and Carey Mulligan.Here are her top three tips for how to get rid of puffy eyes at home:

1. Apply some eye gel or cream, then place your ring finger (has the least amount of pressure) just under the tear duct of each eye. Using medium pressure with a pumping movement, slowly press along the under-eye area in about 10 gradual moves until you reach your temples

2. Now massage the temples, which is a lymph node, using small circular, anti-clockwise movements to help drain toxins and fluids from the face. Continue this technique along you eye sockets, round towards your temples again. Slowly repeat three times

3. Finally, place the index finger at the bridge of your nose just under the brow. Pushup and under the muscle, so that you are lifting it and hold for the count of ten. Work your way along the whole brow with this technique and repeat three times.

by Coral Rickard

(Copyright and picture credit Woman & Home online)

Available at Margaret Balfour Beauty Centre, Sherborne