Category: STYLE & MAKEUP

Holiday Blues Got You Down? Treat Yourself to a Post-Festive Glow

The holidays are a whirlwind of joy, family, and…let’s be honest, a little bit of chaos. Between the delicious spreads, late nights, and travel adventures, our bodies and minds can take a bit of a hit. So if you’re feeling a little worse for wear after the festive season, you’re not alone! Here at SW1 Clinic, we understand that the post-holiday glow can sometimes feel more like a post-party pallor. But guess what? You don’t have to settle for it! We’re here to help you reclaim your radiance and rediscover your best self. Whether you’re battling: Holiday-induced breakouts: Our expert team can design a personalized skincare plan to soothe irritation, clear blemishes, and prevent future flare-ups. Dullness and dryness: Say goodbye to lackluster skin with hydrating facials, rejuvenating peels, and nourishing treatments that restore your natural luminosity. Festive fatigue: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or a revitalizing facial that will melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the new year. Remember, taking care of Continue Reading

All you need to know about lash extensions

What are eyelash extensions? Eyelash extensions are eyelashes that are attached to your own natural eyelashes using a semi-permanent adhesive to make your lash fringe look longer, fuller, and darker. Types of lashes Eyelash extensions come in different lengths, volumes, and curls. Due to different eye shapes and length, the lash artist usually customises the length, volume and curl of the lashes for each individual. For example, to achieve a wide-eyed effect, the lash artist will use longer lashes towards the outer corners of the eyes and shorter lashes in the inner corners. Here is an eyelash extension guide showing the different lengths, volumes (thickness) and curls of the eyelashes.   How to take care of eyelash extensions? Due to the nature of the lash adhesive, customers are advised not to apply any oil-based makeup or use any oil-based makeup remover around the eyes. This will prevent the synthetic lashes from falling off your natural lashes. Here is an example of the aftercare instructions that lash artists usually give to Continue Reading

What NOT to do on Your First Date

  First dates can be nerve-wrecking. You want to impress the other party, so you decide to put on a little more makeup than you usually do. You apply a thick layer of foundation for the appearance of a smooth and clear skin. You apply more contour on your nose for the appearance of a higher nose bridge. You overline your lips for the appearance of thicker lips. Sounds like a recipe for disaster if you ask me.

The Real Reason Why Korean Celebs Have Slimmer faces

BY LISA WILLIAMS You’ve indulged a little, and it’s bloating up your face. Or perhaps you just have a naturally round or squarish face shape that makes you look pudgier than you really are. These tips that will make you look thinner instantly – sans diet and exercise! – may sound like the rare unicorn in the beauty world, but they’re REAL. So should the water start to rise, we’re definitely bringing them on the ark…  

Why Some Women Look Younger Than Others

You know that frustratingly gorgeous friend of yours? The one who puts on some Chapstick and walks out the door, no problem, and still gets carded at way past 21? Scientists have finally figured out what her deal is. And no, it’s not (just) plastic surgery.   Not Too Little, Not Too Much Goldilocks’ principle of “Not too little. Not too much. Just nice” applies here. Women who use cosmetic tweaks judiciously have been shown to get away with looking more attractive without the overt tell-tale signs of the ‘over-done’ look. The Smart: Smart women use a variety of skin lasers and lifting techniques to maintain their looks. “I get Thermage done once a year, and I use Lustrous Skin Program’s Fraxel light lasers to ensure my complexion stay bright and fair all year round. Every six weeks, I go for Monroe Hydrafacial at The SW1 Clinic” says Cindi, a youthful-looking marketing exec in her 40s. The Not-so-Smart: Sticking to one treatment just because it worked for you 10 years ago is Continue Reading