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In Love With Fashion.

Nails of the Month - On Collins Ave

I try to have a regular manicure & a pedicure every 4 weeks. I love having two hours of "Alisha Time" I love being pampered!!
 
This is the colour I had put on yesterday. It's an OPI shade called "On Collins Ave"
Its a lovely summery, coral shade. I go to a lovely little nail place "Krystal Nails" in a small town in Northamptonshire.
I've been to a fair few around Northampton over the years, I've really loved the service at this place. Very friendly and welcoming!
 
 
Can't wait to show you the next shade I go for .. watch out next month! ;) I'm off to watch Frozen for the FIRST time!
Lotsa love Leesh of UnLeeshd x x x

Konjac Sponges - The Review

Oh hey guys! I purchased this sponge months ago and completely forgot I even had it. I finally opened and tried this last week. Here is my review..

RRP 7.99
 
I can't remember what posessed me to buy this sponge at first as I didn't really need anything of the sort. I think I was at Birmingham's "Mailbox" in John Lewis. I wanted to buy something.. you can't walk out empty handed, can you?

I'm so glad I bought it! Really chuffed with it. You're probably thinking..
"OK Alisha.. its only a sponge.."

WRONG!.. it's more than just a sponge.. So, it doesn't have any fabulous powers or anything but I've seen such a difference in my skin already due to this sponge.. I really am loving it.
 
Konjac is actually a vegetable used in Asia. It has been used for over 1500 years in Japan. The Konjac sponge is made from 100% vegetable fibre, which I love.
Konjac is packed full of antioxidants & minerals!
 It is completely biodegradable which again, is another thing I love about it. This sponge was actually first used for babies, I genuinely would buy one to use on my future baby! (forward thinking hehe)

Its ever so soft & gentle on the skin. I use this on my face and my arms. I've been Cleansing, Toning & Moisturising religiously for the past month.. I'm on a strict wedding skincare regime! Need my skin to be in tip top shape..
 
How I use my Konjac Sponge..
 
I pop a little face wash on my skin, I love Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish.
 I rub it into my face, take away as much of the product with the muslin cloth it comes with.
I then run my Konjac sponge under warm water until it puffs up and brush it over my skin in circular motions. I wouldn't advise putting product straight onto the sponge as it damages the sponge.
Be gentle with it.
 My skin is actually glowing. The sponge takes away the dead skin without damaging the new skin cells.
 
 
Which Konjac Sponge do I use?
 
The Konjac Sponge company have different types of sponges for different types of skin. They even do baby sponges.. yes! They are THAT gentle, you can even buy one for your baby!
 
I purchased the Pink sponge, which has a mix of White & Red clay. The clay is packed full of minerals to help our skin look healthy and flawless.
Dependent on how often you use the sponge & how much care you take of it, the sponge should roughly last around 2-3 months.
When is starts to come apart, it's time to purchase a new one.
This might not be your cup of tea due to purchasing a new one so often but now that I've seen such a difference in my skin, I most definitely will be purchasing another.
You can purchase Konjac sponges here;
 www.KonjacSpongeCompany.com
 
Do these sponges appeal to you?
Lotsa love Leesh of UnLeeshd x x x
 
 

Primark Haul - Bargain Central

I've just got back from my local town centre. I'll be honest, I rarely go into town. I had a facial booked (part of my wedding skin prep) I thought I'd go into Primark, yes.. on a Saturday!!
As you expect, it was manic. There were some lovely little bits in there today. Here are just some of the bits I purchased..

 
The White Dress - £5 (half price)
Bags (Purchased in Tan & Black) - £4 each
Statement necklaces - Left - £4 Right - £6
Coral bottoms (Perfect for the Summer) - £9
Shoes - Nude - £4 , Black Patent - £6, Black (Right) - £6
 
As well as these, I purchased two packs of underwear, make up sponges & 2 pretty pairs of flip flops. All for under £80.
 
They are all complete bargains, I couldn't help myself!
 
Lotsa love Leesh of UnLeeshd x x x

Fuzz Free "Forever!" - Laser me up!

When I say "Forever" it's not really forever but as long as you keep up with treatments, you will be fuzz free for a hell of a lot longer than if you got waxed.
 
So.. YES! I've recently started having Laser hair removal done.
I will be having my whole body done, eventually.
At the moment, I am having facial hair, neck, underarms and arms zapped.
I've only had 3 treatments so far, but I will be having them done once a month until my wedding in August.
 I go on my honeymoon in September too, so it will be lovely to be hair free for longer. Gradually, I will be adding a different part of the body to the list until my whole body has been zapped.
 
Skin is sectioned before the treatment.
 
 
Does it hurt?
 
Erm.. I won't beat around the bush. I find it quite painful, but this all depends on your pain threshold.
I used to be quite good when it came to pain but even my eyebrows hurt me these days.
It's a weird sensation, the laser is hot and zaps your skin one shot after another, yet you have a cooling tube which blows out cold air to ease the pain.
I have also found that the thinner the hair, the less you feel it. I have thinner hairs on my upper arm and I sit happily through that.
Underarms last around 2 minutes each but I find that a little on the painful sides. My appointment lasts around 20 minutes. Its a pretty fast treatments and my lovely Laser consultant is very thorough.
 
Luckily.. you're allowed to take a paracetomol 30 minutes before your appointment which I am beginning to do.
 
After a week or so you do see the difference.
After my first treatments, my underarms didn't grow back until 2 weeks later.
And when I say grow, I mean the tiniest amount. I've seen & felt a visible difference already, this makes the pain worth it!
 
BE CAREFUL!
Before starting any type of laser treatment, please research into it and ask professionals on their opinions. 
The laser used on me is a Long pulsed ND - YAG laser, which is one of the best for Asian skin tones. (Polaris Medical Laser) Lasers can cause discolouration to Asian skin in particular due to the amount of melanin in our skin.
Disclaimer: Every persons skin is different & will react differently to every laser.
 
Before & After the treatment.
 
You have to shave the places you are having lasered.
This is so the laser can get deep into the hair follicle.
As well as shaving, you can't have any Cosmetics on the skin either.
If your skin has any sort of cosmetic on it, the laser will burn your skin, which can lead to dark skin patches. You must be careful.
After around 24 hours, you can go ahead and put as many cosmetics on your skin as you wish to :)

I do think laser is the perfect option, especially if your hair is very visible like mine.
I have a light skin tone but dark hair, so it's always visible.
 I can't wait to keep having these treatments done. It can work out expensive dependant on how much you're having done but I'd much rather pay the extra knowing I don't have to worry about shaving or waxing anymore.
 
If you would like any more info on the Laser i'm using or anything about the treatment itself.. Email me at UnLeeshd.alisha@gmail.com.
 
Lotsa love Leesh of UnLeeshd x x x