Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Recharge your Energy with Nature
Thursday 1 August is Yorkshire Day! In honour of this, Roman Beauty wanted to focus on how this beautiful county of ours can provide some brilliant locations to help you achieve mindfulness and inner peace. After all, studies have shown that natural settings can help with meditation exercises.
 

Hello To My Valued Clients!

This month, we are providing you with a summer mindfulness exercise that you can do outside, as well as details of some fantastic places in Yorkshire where you can go to experience natural mindfulness.

Mindfulness Exercise 
Mindful Eating Summer is filled with a wide selection of fruit that we often take for granted. We tend to eat it as part of a meal without really thinking about it or experiencing the taste of it
Pick something that evokes summer to you - perhaps it's strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or watermelon - and take a small pot of it to a nice quiet location.
Place the pot in front of you then get comfortable. Allow your body to relax - either in a yoga pose, sitting on a bench, or perhaps leaning up against a tree or stone. Concentrate first on your breathing, making it slow and regular. Then switch your focus to the world around you: the rustle of the trees, the feel of the wind on your skin, and all the different colours around you.
Pick up a piece of fruit. Examine it carefully, noting its colour, shape, the texture of its surfaces, the smell of it, and how it feels against your fingers. Then put it in your mouth and hold it there for ten seconds before biting down. Eat it slowly, savouring every bite.
Don't rush for the next piece just yet! Think about what aftertaste the fruit leaves on your tongue and appreciate the nourishment that it's bringing to your body. When all those sensations have faded, it's time to try the next piece, or perhaps a different fruit altogether.


The Great Outside
Residents of Leeds are lucky to have the beauty of Ilkley Moor so close. Walking even a short way up it will offer magnificent views. What better place to visit on Yorkshire Day than the place which is the setting of Yorkshire's own anthem?
If wide-open spaces are not your thing, then How Stean Gorge near Harrogate might be a pleasing alternative. It has natural caves to explores as well as various nature trails along the edge of the river where you could glimpse otter and deer.


Peaceful Parks
If you can't find the time or energy to go out into the countryside itself, there are many parks around Leeds where you can go to reconnect with nature.
Golden Acre Park between Adel and Bramhope is set in 137 acres and offers visitors a mixture of parkland, streams, and lakeside walks.
Roundhay Park covers up to 700 acres with two lakes, woodland, and even a folly. With so many different routes to take, you'll be sure to find somewhere peaceful for your mindfulness exercise.
If you prefer the beauty of tamed nature then the Canal Gardens in Roundhay could be the ideal location. This walled garden was formally a vegetable plot belonging to the Mansion in Roundhay Park, but it is now the perfect place to relax to the gentle sound of fountains.


Wondrous Waterfalls
The sound of water has long been an aid to meditation. There are many amazing waterfalls within Yorkshire where the sound of rushing water seems to fill the world.
You could visit the spectacular Hardraw Force in North Yorkshire. The water plunges down 100 feet, making this the highest single-drop waterfall in England.
If the noise and power of Hardraw are too much, then the triple flight of Aysgarth Falls might prove more soothing. Lasting a mile along the River Ure, the falls are bordered by woodland, allowing visitors to be surrounded by nature.
For those who want something a bit more peaceful, Janet's Foss might be the perfect place. Located near Malham, North Yorkshire, the waterfall was named after a fairy queen that rumour had it lived behind the waterfall. It certainly is a magical, peaceful place.

And don't forget us!
Of course, Roman Beauty is based right here in Leeds, Yorkshire to cater for all your mindfulness and well-being needs. That could be a bit of pampering with a manicure or massage to get rid of all the tension that builds up during a working week, or it might be a holistic treatment which can help slow down the over-active mind, re-energise the body, and renew overall energy and vitality.
All our services are designed to bring peace and aid the mind-body connection.

 

TREATMENT of the MONTH
With a focus on mindfulness, Roman Beauty's recommendation for the treatment of the month is our Revitalising Body Scrub. The citrussy ingredients will stimulate and recharge your senses while the essential oils will nourish and hydrate your skin. This treatment gently exfoliates away all your dead skin cells, increases blood flow and circulation, and improves lymph drainage. The treatment is then finished off with a massage with your choice of either 'soothing oil' or 'awakening oil'.
For more details, and to book a treatment, please visit our website:
 Body Scrubs

PRODUCT of the MONTH
If you feel like pampering your body but can't make it to the salon for a treatment, then why not purchase our Body Smooth Refreshing Polish?

This body exfoliator is packed with the scents of Australian Lemon Myrtle, Golden Jojoba Oil, and Macadamia Nut Oil. The mineral-rich sea salts will gently buff away dead skin cells, leaving you feeling rejuvenated with healthy, glowing skin.

This product along with many others are available to buy directly from our online shop
 with a small delivery fee, or can be ordered and collected in salon at no extra cost. Just call / text the number below to place your order!

For further info or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, please call us on 07919346107 or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

The Power of Pedicures


The Power of Pedicures
Don't neglect your feet after all the hard work they do for you!
 

Hello To My Valued Clients!

Our feet work so hard on our behalf, carrying us anywhere and everywhere we need to go. Yet most of us don't give our feet the love and attention they deserve. Pedicures are seen as something you do every now and again - perhaps for a holiday or a wedding. But far from being a luxury, a pedicure can actually be beneficial for your health.
Here are some of the benefits that pedicures provide.


Exfoliate Away Calluses and Corns
All that walking is naturally going to result in hard skin as your feet rub against your shoes and socks. While this your body's natural reaction and a way to toughen up skin that is under constant pressure, calluses can turn into sores or ulcers. So, having your feet regularly exfoliated will help keep your skin soft, supple, and in good condition, keeping calluses, corns, and bunions at bay.
Even if you don't have calluses, just exfoliating away the dead skin around your feet will encourage the growth of new cells and leave your feet soft and looking fabulous.


Improve Circulation
Massage forms part of every pedicure, and this element of the treatment can improve circulation. If your job involves sitting in an office chair all day, then blood flow to feet, ankles, and calves can be severely reduced. This can result in pain and discomfort.
But a pedicure message will help stimulate blood flow in these neglected areas as well as easing away any tension in your muscles.


Avoiding Infections
Our feet are the limbs that are furthest away from our eyes, making regular and careful inspection of them difficult. However, when a pedicurist is attending to your feet, they can spot any infections or problems much earlier than you can.
In addition, the treatments that form part of a pedicure package are designed to prevent infections. Having your toenails professionally trimmed will help ensure you avoid fungal infections or ingrown toenails. Furthermore, the thorough cleansing that your feet get from a pedicure will wash away any harmful bacteria that might cause an infection.


Moisturise
Many of us regularly moisturise our faces, even our arms and legs -- particularly after we've been out in the sun. But invariably our feet are forgotten. A pedicure involves soaking feet in warm water, then adding oils and lotions specifically designed to lock moisture into the skin of your feet. Regular moisturising of your feet can help prevent blisters, and the cuticles on your feet should be taken care of just as much as those on your hands if you want healthy nail growth. 

Relaxation and Confidence-Boosting
The mental health benefits of massage are well-known. Having the tension removed from your feet, ankles, and legs will make you feel properly pampered. Furthermore, as well as all the health benefits described above, you'll come out with amazing-looking feet, giving you the confidence to wear those summer sandals to a wedding or business meeting, or just your holiday flip-flops to the beach.

If you would like to book in for a pedicure or a complimentary beauty or wellbeing consultation, call 07919346107 or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

 

It's not just in the salon that you can take care of your feet - you can treat them at home too!
We stock freshly made products, and have a special treat for your feet with the Repairing Foot Remedy (£14) that is designed to soothe aching feet and restore cracked heels to a beautiful softness. Or there is the Ocean Fizz Foot Soak (£6) for rough skin that needs intense soothing. Combine it with the Polishing Foot Pebble (£9) and your feet can have a day off when you have a night in! All three products are available in the Walk On The Beach Collection (£22).
We stock all the items mentioned above, and anything not in stock- we can order in for you to be freshly made and arrive within 3-5 working days! We recommend you text/ call us to check ahead and place your order, on: 07919346107.


If you feel that your feet are in need of a little TLC, then book yourself in for a pedicure today!
We offer 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute treatments, ranging from just £15- £40 for Pay-As-You-Go clients.
You can book yours here:
http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/manicure_pedicure.htm
 

For further info, to book an appointment, or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, please call us on 07919346107 or email us atinfo@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

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Monday, 24 June 2019

Top Superfoods


Top Superfoods to charge your energy levels and keep hunger at bay for longer!

We're all about wellbeing here at Roman Beauty, and part of feeling good and looking good is diet.  You may have noticed that healthy people tend to look healthy and often have a healthy glow about them .  
“You are what you eat” is an ancient adage. However, there is some truth to it. Even if you have the best skincare and exercise routine, your appearance and health will suffer if you don’t eat the right foods.

With the summer weather finally reaching us, many of us start thinking about having lighter meals rather than the rich, warming food we crave in the winter months

Why Superfoods?
Superfoods are full of nutrients and the more nutrients your body has the less it feels hungry.  Your body feels hungry when you need more nutrients, thats why when you try and fill up on foods like milk chocolate and crisps which have low nutrients, your body still feels hungry. Here 
is some information on three of the best superfoods out there:

Oats
The days might be warmer, but the mornings are still chilly. What better way to start your day than with a bowl of porridge, or low-sugar homemade granola? 

Oats are 100% wholegrain, which means that all three layers of the grain are included -- which means that 100% of the original vitamins and minerals are included too.

While cereals can be a mixture of ingredients and often packed full of sugar and preservatives, oats are simple, straightforward, and far healthier. 

They not only contain fibre, but they are also a great source of beta-glucan, a soluble fibre that can help lower cholesterol.

If neither porridge nor granola suits your tastes, then why not just sprinkle a handful of oats into your morning yogurt, smoothie or over some fruit for breakfast?


Spinach
Use in salads instead of iceberg or other lettice leaves, as it has a lot more nutrients.
Those of us of a certain age may remember Popeye the Sailor recommending spinach as the source of all his strength. While it might not give us bulging muscles, it is still a great superfood.

The benefits of eating spinach are too numerous to list here, but there’s a comprehensive guide to this amazing food in this article.

Of particular interest to Roman Beauty clients is the fact that spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is great for your skin. With vitamin C and iron found in these green leaves as well, eating spinach can help you feel great inside and look fabulous outside. 

The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. If raw, try mixing them in with an everyday salad. If you want to cook them down, then including them in a curry is a great idea. This recipe for chickpea, tomato and spinach curry from the BBC Good Food website is not only healthy and delicious but will account for two of your five a day in just one serving.


Almonds

Snack on these throughout the day,or add to smoothies
These nuts might be small, but they are packed with a huge amount of nutrients. They are also high in healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E

If you’re on a diet then almonds are a great snack. These nuts are low in carbs but high in fibre and protein – both of which help you feel full. One study of 135 participants showed that just 43g of almonds a day reduced the subject’s hunger. Another study showed that those eating almonds lost more weight than those on a nut-free diet.

However, if you’re going to snack on these almonds, then choose a bag of nuts that still have their brown skin. This is because almonds are renowned for having antioxidants, but these are found in the skin rather than the main part of the nut. If you eat blanched almonds with the skin removed, you’ll be losing those valuable antioxidants which combat damage to your cells and help prevent aging, inflammation, and certain diseases like cancer. 

Some people find the taste of almonds a bit bland, so why not make them more interesting by adding some spices and roasting them.

How can Massage help with your Healthy Eating Regime?

To Compliment your healthy eating regimes for summer, you can also book a massage in at Roman Beauty, which increases Lymphatic drainage to get rid of toxins.  Abdominal massage can also help relieve constipation, speed up the digestion system, beat bloating and ease the abdominal associated with abdominal pain.

If you would like to book an appointment, you can do so by calling 07919 346107 or booking via our website

If you've enjoyed reading this article and would like to read some of our other articles, you can access them here:
The importance of a good skincare regime
The secret number one beauty secret

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Meditation Event Evenings


Yoga, Pose, Women, Female, Meditation, Yoga Poses, Calm

New!

Roman Retreat Mindfulness Evening Events, held at Roman Beauty, Chapel Allerton, LS7 2EB.
These classes focus on helping you relax and unwind from your day, letting go of any mental, emotional or physical stress from your day.

Mindfulness has many benefits on your wellbeing, here are to name just a few;
·         Helps decrease stress levels, anxiety & blood pressure
·         Helps you feel more peaceful & uplifts your mood.
·         Helps you feel more centred and balanced
·         Helps take your body from fight or flight mode back to its restful zone.
·         Activates and calms the parasympathetic nervous system, which puts your body in a state of rest, which can speed up recovery and encourage the body to heal.
·         Reduces mental fatigue, overwhelm, and helps rest your mind from the daily over thinking ‘to do’ list in our minds.

Dates

 Friday 29th March 2019 6.30-7.30pm

Thursday 25th
April 2019- 7pm-8pm

 Thursday 23rd May 2019 7-8pm

Friday 14th June 2019 6.30-7.30pm

Class Info

Classes may & will incorporate a mixture of the following;
gentle mobility stretches to loosen the body, breathing exercises, body scan, meditations, visualisations, affirmations. Sound Techniques (optional)
Props

Classes may & will incorporate a mixture of the following:
Candles
Music
Chimes
Gentle Music
Smells

Prices
1 x mindfulness meditation pass £20.00 (£18.00 RB Members)
4 x pass £75.00 (£65.00 RB Members) 
There is limited availability for each class, so it is recommended to book your space early.

To book your space, Call/ Text: 07919346107.
For more information on becoming a Roman Beauty Member (RB), see details here; RB

Roman Beauty / Roman Retreat, 141 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, LS7 2EB.


Monday, 25 February 2019

The Secret Number One Beauty Secret!

Dear Roman Beauty Customers!

Did you know, The Secret Number One Beauty Secret is self-care? When you feel happy inside and you smile from within; you radiate beauty.

You radiate beauty from your eyes, your smile and your happy- glow!

Here at Roman Beauty we offer all traditional beauty services, to help you look and feel your best, although we are massive on promoting your inner wellness/ inner happiness levels too, as we know how much keeping on top of your own general wellbeing can help you FEEL your best and LOOK  your best on a day-to-day basis. This is why we incorporate lots of self-care & wellbeing services into our salon to run alongside all the traditional beauty services we offer. So from beauty and nails- to massage and holistic- to specialised tailored treatments - to meditations- mindfulness evenings- to weekend retreats, are aim is to facilitate you in FEELING and LOOKING your best; physically, mentally and emotionally.

We love what we do and will only ever keep expanding and bringing you more and more to choose from☀️ the world is your oyster!

To view more info on our upcoming MIND BODY SOUL May 2019 Retreat weekend- click the link below.
 For our MINDFULNESS EVENING Events, held at Roman Beauty Salon, Chapel Allerton, see info below.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Roman Beauty 💗

MIND BODY SOUL RETREAT
4th- 6th May Bank Holiday!
A mix of Yoga, Meditation & Self Development Workshops
to let go of the old and welcome in the new!
this may be for you if you:
* Are feeling stuffed with work and would really enjoy some 'me time',
relaxation and self-reflection.
*Would like to review your life goals, and get clearer on what you want.

View our Retreat Website here for Full Timetable of Sessions & Prices
www.rediscoverretreat.com


New! Mindfulness Evening Events to help you relax and unwind from your day. Mindfulness can help decrease stress levels, anxiety & blood pressure, it can help you feel more peaceful & uplift your mood.
Dates and Class Info will be posted in a few days time- so watch this space!

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Importance of a Good Skin Care Rountine

The Importance of a Good Skin Care Routine
Are you looking after your skin?
And is your skin as healthy as it could be?
 

Hello To My Valued Clients!

If you asked someone what the largest organ of a person’s body is, they might go for the lungs, or the liver. In fact, it’s our skin. We might just see it as an outer casing, but its good health is as crucial to our wellbeing as keeping our internal organs in good working order.

As well as being the largest organ of our bodies, it’s also the most exposed. Our skin is under constant environmental pressures and can be affected by diet, our moods, and even our choice of washing powder.

The most exposed piece of skin is of course that on our face. With 43 muscles, our face is constantly in motion. It is exposed to cold winter winds and burning summer sun.

So, it’s essential that we have a good skincare routine to counteract all that damage. What classes as “good” will depend on your individual skin type. Those with oily skin will have a different routine to those with sensitive skin. Your age will also affect what your skin requires to keep it healthy.
 

ROMAN BEAUTY'S RECOMMENDED SKIN CARE ROUTINE
The first step of any routine is going to be to cleanse. Try to avoid bar soap, even those that claim to be designed for faces, as they can be very drying for your skin. We recommend the Tropic Smoothing Cleanser with lemon & eucalyptus, to remove dirt and balance out the skin as well as being very gentle on the eyes whilst removing eye makeup.

The right cleanser will get rid of not only make-up, but also dirt, oil, and other unpleasant substances that come into contact with our skin on a daily basis.

If you’re wanting a routine that’s very simple and straightforward, you can move straight to moisturising after cleansing. However, we fully recommend incorporating a toner as this will close your pores after cleansing, to keep them tighly closed so more dirt cant fall in creating blackheads. A 
toner also tightens pores, making them less visable and balances out the PH level in the skin which is the protective barrier. We recomend the Tropic Vitamin Toner as it is full of vitamins which you spritz on to your face, and then they are tightly locked in to your skin, penetrating down in to the 5 skin layers.
 

Exfoliators should be used once a week to remove dead skin cells, revealing your newer skin to give a brighter healthier complexion. be careful not to over use your exfoliant and opt for a medium grain as some can be quite abrasive, making the skin feel sensitive or sore. We recommend the Tropic Skin Smooth which also has essential oils to leave the skin feeling nourished and moisturised.

Moisturising is key for deep hydration and protection, and especially needed for those with dry skin, but even those of us with oily or combination skin can benefit from applying moisturiser at the end of our skincare routine. We recommend Tropic Skin Feast, which is deeply nourishing, hydrating, and with vitamin C to protect and repair the skin from sun damage and daily pollution damage.

DID YOU KNOW?  Many high street products can contain toxic chemicals and parabens which can actually dry out your skin, increase oil production and/or cause spots. This is why, at Roman Beauty we only stock and use Tropic products for our Facial treatments as they are 100% naturally derived with no toxic chemicals or parabens, they only include plant based preservatives.
 The best thing with Tropic products is that no matter what you have going on with your skin (excess oil, spots, dryness, eczema) the main products; cleanser, toner, exfoliator & day cream- are a one size fits all, as they have been created to balance out everything going on in the skin, to clear up problematic areas and balance out moisture and oil levels.
For extremely problematic skin, there is also a range of night serums to really target these areas and provide significant results! 
We offer a complimentary skin assessment to give advice on your skin problem and how we can help improve your skin condition. 

SENSITIVE SKIN/ ALLERGIC REACTION TIP
If you experience sensitivity or an allergic reaction to a new product range, It’s best to start off with just one product at a time and make sure it's ok with your skin before introducing the next product so you can eliminate which products are causing a reaction. If you try three brand new products on your face all in one go and get a terrible rash, it will be harder to see which one is causing an adverse reaction.
 

MAKEUP FOUNDATION WHICH PROTECTS YOUR SKIN 
Lots of us like to wear make-up on a regular basis. If you can find a foundation that also protects your skin from harmful UV radiation, that’s going to double the benefit for you. Not only will you be feeling confident that your skin looks flawless, you’ll also be giving it added protection when you go out. Both the Tropic Mineral Powders and Beauty Booster Cream Foundations have SPF 35, with the beauty booster also protecting your skin from artificial lighting (yes artificial lights age the skin too!) you can book a complimentary colour match in salon.
 

If you don’t have a skincare routine or are looking to change the one you have, please get in touch form a complimentary skin assessment!
 We stock all the items mentioned above, and when you buy the skincare products all together as a set you get a skin specific face mask FREE OF CHARGE! (worth £20)
The ABC Skincare Collection is only £54 and contains the smoothing cleanser, a bamboo face cloth, vitamin rich toner, hydrating skin feast daycream, and a choice of a free face mask (Clear Skin for absorbing excess oil, clearing up blackheads and spots as well as tightening pores. , Deep Hydration to completely soften, hydrate and moisturise the skin , orFace Lift to lift and firm).


Of course, another great way to care for your skin is to book yourself in for a Roman Beauty Facial. Which is also a good way of trying the products out first!
We offer thirty-minute or sixty-minute treatments, starting from just £35- £60 for Pay-As-You-Go clients, reduced to £30-£55 for Roman Beauty Members.
You can book yours here:
http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/tropicfacials.htm
 

For further info, a complimentary skin assessment/ colour match or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or platinum member, please call us on 07919346107 or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

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