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K-BEAUTY TRENDS

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10 step skin care routine

The beauty routine of many Koreans is based on ancient traditions. They use only natural, gentle ingredients to achieve clear and glowy skin, which make K- Beauty trends so popular today. Finding a Korean woman without perfectly flawless skin is practically impossible. Have you wondered why? It’s because Korean women invest in their skin, not just money but time too.

Unfortunately, these women do not achieve such results without effort. The appearance is the ultimate investment for them. Many Korean women have a 10 step skin care routine. It is performed on a daily basis and goes somewhat like this:

  1. Balm or oil cleanser
  2. Foaming cleanser
  3. Peeling
  4. Toner
  5. Essence
  6. Serum
  7. Sheet Mask
  8. Eye Cream
  9. Moisturiser
  10. Night Cream/ Mask

What is ‘slugging’?

A new version of Step 10 has recently emerged  amongst beauty lovers; covering the face in Vaseline or thick petroleum jelly and sleeping in it in a bid to wake up with perfect, glowing skin. The Korean trend, known as ‘slugging’, coats the face in a thick layer which imitates the slick, slimy trails left behind by a garden slug. The next morning you just wash it off with your regular cleanser and end up with perfect, glowing skin!

The Results

For those of you with oily skin, you may be a little skeptical at first but bear with me! I thought I’d try this for 7 days and see what all the fuss was about. By day 3 I was a convert, my skin already looked brighter and more hydrated. I was genuinely stunned by the difference it made, after 7 days my skin felt softer and plumper to the touch, the results were brilliant and Vaseline is so cheap compared to other moisturizers. I’ll definitely keep ‘slugging’. I won’t do it every night because going to bed slimy isn’t the most pleasant feeling, but I’ll try to include it once or twice a week, maybe more in winter when my skin is insanely dry.

MICRONEEDLING

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So, what exactly is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skincare treatment that stimulates “wound healing,” or the body’s natural reaction to produce collagen. Microneedling has been around for centuries, most commonly as acupuncture. This modern version didn’t really take off until the early 2000s and has since been taking the beauty world by storm.

The benefits make microneedling worth the splurge. This treatment boosts collagen, promotes healthy circulation, and helps to tighten and lift skin. Microneedling is also the ideal way to treat dreaded scarring from acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and even stretch marks. Count me in!

Before having my appointment, I made sure that my face was thoroughly clean without a trace of makeup, I hardly ever wear makeup so that was an easy one! Once I was comfortably lying down and wrapped up nice and warm under a blanket, Monique explained the whole treatment before getting started.

The tool that was used looks like a large pen, so you don’t actually see any needles. Monique started by applying a serum, she started on my forehead and then worked in sections on my face, the serum is packed with vitamins so that the skin absorbs the benefits throughout the process. I was expecting it to be quite painful so was pleasantly surprised to find that apart from the odd sensitive area like the upper lip and cheekbones, it wasn’t too bad at all. Honestly, no part of my face actually hurt until my upper lip, and even then, the pain was tolerable, she did that area really quickly so it was over almost before it began. This is generally a more sensitive area on your face anyways, so it makes sense!

After Monique had finished my entire face, she applied a cooling and calming mask for 10 minutes to help reduce inflammation and redness, this felt so good! The final step was to apply a calming cream and I was officially good to go.

She explained after the importance of wearing sunscreen and gave me a small sample of SPF50 in case I didn’t have any myself.

I have to say I was expecting to look quite alarming and have no chance of going outside for a good 24 hours but in fact I was quite shocked (in a good way!), when I looked in the mirror, I was a little red but it didn’t look too bad at all, I actually went out after and didn’t get any strange looks.

The first 2 hours after the appointment, my face was a little tender, it felt a bit like wind burn but after a couple of hours I didn’t notice it at all.

For me the biggest thing I noticed was my pores look smaller which is exactly what I wanted. I didn’t have any side effects although I’ve heard that some people do break out a few days after.

HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD YOU BE MICRONEEDLING?

According to Monique, for best results you should have 3 treatments, a month or so apart, after that, once a year is enough.

HALLOWEEN

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The spookiest occasion of the year is just around the corner so, let’s talk Halloween. Have you got your costume ready, have you thought about your make up yet? How are you going to style your hair?

Did you know, this year Halloween is on a Saturday, it’s going to be a super rare Full Blue Moon AND it’s daylight saving so that means an extra hour of partying! The trifecta of Halloween awesomeness!

It’s never too soon to start planning! Here’s some inspiration for you!

The Day of the Dead is always a Winner!

Put those “Poor Unfortunate Souls” to shame by channeling your inner sea witch.

Who better to dress as than Wednesday Addams herself!

Maybe you know exactly what you’ll be wearing and how you want your hair and makeup or perhaps you need some help. We are always available to help you decide on the perfect look for you. Send us an email at info@glowconcierge.ch to discuss your Halloween needs.

BRAUTFRISUREN INSPIRATION

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Das Jahr 2020 hat für uns alle wohl eine etwas andere Wendung genommen, als erwartet. So mussten beispielsweise viele Hochzeiten auf 2021 verschoben werden, was für das Brautpaar und alle Beteiligten natürlich alles andere als einfach ist. Und trotzdem gibt es einige wenige glückliche Brautpaare, die trotz aller Widrigkeiten in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten den Bund fürs Leben eingehen.

Wir haben beobachtet, dass die Brautfrisuren aktuell deutlich schlichter werden und viele Bräute sich bewusst für Natürlichkeit und Schnörkellosigkeit entscheiden.

Der lockere Dutt oder leichte Locken sind gerade total im Trend, da viele Bräute die traditionellen oder übertrieben “frisierten” Frisuren eher meiden.

Total angesagt ist beispielsweise der Flecht-Look. Es gibt so viele Möglichkeiten, einen Zopf ins Haar zu integrieren. “Crown Braids” sind beispielsweise einer unserer Favoriten, denn es ist eine schöne Frisur, die leger oder total chic getragen werden kann, also perfekt für jede Braut!

Mit Accessoires verziertes Haar ist auch immer noch sehr beliebt. Von Blumenkränzen bis hin zu klassischen Diademen, wir lieben sie alle. Braut-Haarschmuck gibt es in alles Formen und Varianten. 

Der Bohemian Look ist da wesentlich entspannter und sieht fast so aus, als könnte man es selbst machen. Aber glaubt uns liebe Bräute: Ihr wollt einen Profi an eurem perfekten Tag. Manchmal sind es die scheinbar schlichten Looks, die am meisten Aufwand erfordern! Der Bohemian Look ist perfekt für eine Hochzeit am Strand oder eine rustikalere Hochzeit in den Bergen.

Egal nach was euch ist, unsere Profis zaubern euch immer den perfekten Look. Geht auf unsere Website und App und bucht euch einen Probe-Termin. 

MY PROFASHIONALS – FRISCHE IDEEN FÜR DEINEN STYLE

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WARUM?

Du hast nicht viel Zeit zum Shoppen, möchtest aber dennoch stets gut gestylt sein? Du hast zwar massenhaft Kleider im Schrank, jedoch passt nichts zusammen?
Oft hilft schon eine Neuorientierung, Ideen wie man verschiedene Teile miteinander kombinieren kann, oder einfach mal ausmisten!
Und das geht am einfachsten, wenn dir ein persönlicher Stylist zur Seite steht. Bislang war allgemein bekannt, dass sich dies nur Gutbetuchte oder Stars leisten können – bis jetzt!!!!

WIE FUNKTIONIERT ES ?

Die Online-Platform von myProfashional.com bietet Personal Shopping, Stilberatung und Kleiderschrank Detox für Alle, auch für ein kleines Portemonnaie! Auf einer Plattform, einfach zu handhaben und mit wenigen Klicks buchbar. Der Kunde kann sich auf dem digitalen Marktplatz verschiedene Profile mit Fotos und Bewertungen von Stylistin und Influencern anschauen, um den passenden Stilberater für sich zu finden.
Nach der Buchung online trifft man sich entweder auf eine Shoppingtour oder beim Kunden zuhause. Die Fashion-Profis bringen viel Inspiration und frische Ideen mit und beraten den Kunden mit Styling-Tipps und individuell zusammengestellten Outfits. die Profashionals sind authentische und glaubwürdige Modeexperten, die kompetent beraten und zwar unabhängig von irgendwelchen Marken oder Fashion-Shops.

WIE BEZAHLE ICH ?

Bezahlt wird nach der Shoppingtour oder dem Kleiderschrank-Detox wie bei einer UBER Fahrt. Einfach mit der Kreditkarte und dabei wird nur die effektive Zeit berechnet. Eine Stunde mit den Profashionals kann ab 30 Franken gebucht werden

WO ?

Bis jetzt bietet myProfasionals ihren Service in verschiedenen Schweizer Städten, sowie in Mailand und Berlin an.

FÜR DEINE ERSTE BUCHUNG KANNST DU DEN CODE GLOW10 BENUTZEN, EXKLUSIV FÜR UNSERE GLOW CONCIERGE KUNDEN. GENAU ZUR RICHTIGEN ZEIT, UM DEINEN KLEIDERSCHRANK FRÜHLINGSFIT ZU MACHEN. KLICKE HIER UM DIE WEBSITE ZU BESUCHEN.

MY PROFASHIONALS – FRESH IDEAS FOR YOUR STYLE

WHY?

You don’t have much free time and still want to have the perfect outfit for every day? You have a closet full of nothing to wear? Often, all you need is a fresh view on your style, new ideas on how to combine different pieces with each other, or just a complete clean up of your wardrobe. So how about a stylist? You think that only the well-to-do or celebrities can afford this? Not anymore:

HOW IT WORKS:

The online platform myProfashional.com offers personal shopping, style advice and wardrobe detox for everyone, even on a small budget. All on one platform, easy to use and bookable with just a few clicks. You can browse different profiles with photos and reviews of each stylist or influencer to find the right fashion guide for you. After the online booking, you either meet in the city for a shopping trip or at home. The stylist comes prepared with a lot of inspiration and fresh ideas and shares styling tips and outfit tailored to your personal needs.
Professionals are authentic and credible fashion experts who give competent advice, independent of any brand or retailer.

HOW DO I PAY?

Payment is made right after the shopping tour or wardrobe detox, just like after an UBER ride. Simply use your credit card and you will be charged only for the actual time tracked by the Professional. Prices start from as low as CHF 30 per hour.

WHERE?

At the moment, myProfashional offers their service in various Swiss cities as well as in Milan and Berlin.

FOR YOUR FIRST BOOKING YOU CAN USE THE CODE: GLOW10, EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR GLOW CONCIERGE CLIENTS. JUST IN TIME TO UPDATE YOUR SPRING WARDROBE. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE.

ANTONIA AND LENA, FOUNDERS OF MYPROFASHIONAL.COM

Noemi Vitale

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Introducing Noemi Vitale, she is the uber talented make up artist who’s in the top 20 of the NYX Face Awards 2018.

Glow is thrilled to be collaborating with her and can’t wait for her to take over our Blog for her seasonal posts. First up will be the Festival Edition, a snapshot of her creative vision for some of the worlds best music festivals. In the mean time you can vote for Noemi here http://faceawards.nyxcosmetics.ch/de/top20