02nd April 2015

Sothys Networking Event

Beauty Tips , Facial Treatments , Uncategorized

I would like to share with you my experiences of a fantastic four days consisting of Sothys networking, workshops & product demonstrations in Manchester.

I throughly enjoyed the opportunity to discuss our experiences with Sothys treatments and try the facials for ourselves, this gave me further insight into what our clients experience, such as the amount of pressure to use through to the feel of different massage techniques.

My favourite treatment was the Eye Contour as it was different in that it specifically targets the eye area with great results. It reaffirmed to me that Sothys in-depth research into the ingredients really are innovative and exclusive; this event enabled me to appreciate their research and forward thinking nature – as I found from my results of trying the Eye Contour treatment.

I loved the porcelain spoons used on my eyes in the treatment as they have a duel function, to aid the creams penetrate the skin and the coolness of the spoons soothed and relieved pressure in the eye area. I had further benefits that I didn’t even expect, puffiness reduced, dark circles minimised, overall my eyes and eye area looked brighter.

We had lots of time to discuss different topics relating to treatments and during coffee breaks the chance to meet like minded people. I felt ready to go back to work happy to pass on my further Sothys knowledge to our clients.


11th February 2015

What is a 1 to 1 Make Up Consultation?

Beauty Tips

Hi I’m Sophie, Beauty Therapist at BeautyQuest. I enjoy all aspects of beauty, especially make up that is a skin care all in one – Jane Iredale. It is recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals – like me! I started using Jane Iredale 7 years ago when Kate (manager) launched  it- both me and my mum had a consultation and was accurately colour matched and we never looked back. Ever since then, I realised how important it is to get the correct colours to enhance your look and most importantly how a quality make up brand can improve the health of the skin and the look of make up.

A typical make up consultation is 1 to 1 in a specially designed make up room and would begin with a skin analysis, looking at lifestyle(young professional, mother at home, retired) and what kind of look you would like to achieve. The atmosphere is always relaxing and a lot of fun, where we will sit you in our comfy make up chair with a lovely hot drink and biccie! A make up look that we are often asked for is a day to night, the techniques used would be suitable for all ages and skin types. (see make up chart below & photo above of the look).

At the end of the consultation we will have arrived at a make uplook that you are satisfied with and is achievable for you. I often find the reveal of the final make up exciting and perhaps a little apprehensive to see what the response is; however I need not worry because with the wonderfrul make up range, my beauty skills and above all, carefully taking you through the process – it is always a happy moment!

If you just fancy a complete change in make up style, special occasion or just want to know how to apply it better – then let me know so I can create more HAPPY MAKE UP MOMENTS!!

Dream Tint or Liquid Minerals (mature skin) BB Cream
Pure Pressed Powder Pure Pressed Powder
Concealer: ActiveL ight Concealer: ActiveL ight
Copper Wind Blush Awake Blush
Bitty Brow – Blonde/Brunette Bitty Brow – Blonde/Brunette
Eyes: Canvas Lid Primer Eyes: Canvas Lid Primer
Eye Shadow Triple: Sweet Spot Eye Shadow Triple: Triple Cognac
24k Dust: Silver Dust
Eye Highlighter Pencil Eye Highlighter Pencil
Eyeliner: Jelly Line (brown) Eyeliner: Jelly Line (black)
Kohl Eyeliner
Purelash Extender & Conditioner Purelash Extender & Conditioner
Mascara: Purelash Lengthening Mascara: Purelash Lengthening
Lips: Lip Stain Lips: Spice Lip Liner & Madison Lipstick
Hydration Spray (Beginning of make up application & end) Hydration Spray (Beginning of make up application & end)



14th February 2014

Why have a make up consultation?

Beauty Tips

At BeautyQuest we have fully trained & experienced make up artists who offer a 1 to 1 consultations, who will listen to your lifestyle and make up budget. We will spend time achieving the best colour match for your skin; using high quality Jane Iredale mineral make up. We can show you have to achieve this look at home as you learn how to use the right application technique. Enjoy your time and relax in the safe hands of our make up artists as you chat over a warm beverage. We look forward to welcoming you in the salon.

11th December 2013

Winter Make Up Trends: How to make bold looks more wearable

Beauty Tips

Winter is bursting at the seams this year with fun new makeup trends. You can recreate these looks in a wearable way with Jane Iredale make up.

Wine Lips
From Vera Wang to Fendi this trend was one of the most noticeable of all makeup trends. You can create a deep matte wine lip by first lining and filling in your lips using the Terra Cotta Lip Definer, then applying NEW Hannah PureMoist Lipstick.

If you are looking for a sheerer version of the wine lip try applying NEW Mary Lipstick.

Ask one our beauty therapists for more information or book in for a make up consultation – see special offers page!


08th August 2013

What is Environ All About?

Beauty Tips , Facials

Environ products and facials are based on Vitamins and antioxidants, and when these ingredients are combined, they help to heal, repair and protect against free radical and UV damage. Vitamin A being one of the key ingredients having a corrective affect on the skin and of course anti-ageing, the word we most love to hear and believe in.

Vitamin A, C and E also helps to stimulate the natural production of elastin and collagen, something that unfortunately depletes as we age. Environ is all about results and is more cosmeceutical as opposed to cosmetic, penetrating through the layers of the skin rather than just sitting on the surface. There are many ranges in Environ, all designed for different and specific skin types allowing each individual a bespoke regime. With our conscientious help, you will see a new, improved and youthful you for the future! If you would like to know how Environ can be benefit your skin, pop into the salon or give us a call.

31st July 2013

I have problem nails, what can I do to improve them?

Beauty Tips

I have problem nails, what can I do to improve them?

Original Nail Envy is OPI’s strongest and most effective nail strengthening treatment.  Whether your nails are splitting, dry, brittle, weak, or you just cannot grow them, Original Nail Envy is the treatment for you.  Apply two coats to your bare nail and then apply one coat every other day to maintain your treatment. You can use Nail Envy over the top of nail lacquer too so you can continue to see the benefits of Envy all the time!

After a week, use OPI Non Acetone Polish Remover to remove the Nail Envy and begin application again as above.

Once your nails have made a noticeable improvement, you can move onto either a specific formula Nail Envy; Dry and Brittle Nails, Thin and Weak nails or Sensitive and Peeling nails.


19th June 2013

Our new website goes live!

Beauty Tips

We are delighted that our website has now gone live! We have launched some fantastic special offers to celebrate! Go to our ‘special offers’ page for more details.