It's now 8 months  into 2019 and I am still uploading some type of info at least 4/5 times per week. 

I think I am doing pretty good.

Going On Holiday

Patsy on Thu 10 Oct



Hello Beautiful People

I will be on holiday from the 11 October until 21 October 2019.


What is The Link Between Ageing and Collagen?

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Wed 9 Oct


Your body will work hard to replace the lost collagen but after the age of 40, the production will become less efficient and the signs of ageing become ever-more visible. 

Loss of skin elasticity, formation of lines and wrinkles and the changing shape of your face.

The loss of strength in ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bone which, long term, can contribute to osteoarthritis.

What is collagen? Collagen is primary structural protein found in the body and plays a key role in the healthy functioning of your body, from maintaining the skin’s elasticity to keeping joints lubricated.   It makes up 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content and is abundant throughout the body:

  • All organs - especially the skin where it makes up to 90% of the structural protein.
  • The cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut and intervertebral discs.
  • The main component of connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments.

How can you slow down the ageing process? You can protect your body’s collagen levels by living a healthy life that incorporates plenty of collagen-boosting food and exercise, and by avoiding harmful oxidants such as smoking and sun damage. However, this might not be sufficient to manage that knee pain caused by arthritis or to visibly reduce wrinkles. By actively replenishing your collagen stocks you can help slow down the aging process

What are the benefits of taking collagen supplements? Whether your goal is beauty enhancement with the reduction of lines and wrinkles, or connective tissue repair, collagen can play a key role. Taking collagen supplements stimulates natural collagen production giving your body the boost it needs to tackle the signs of ageing:

  • Skincare: As supplements are orally consumed, they influence the skin’s collagen metabolism directly from the inside, increasing the skin moisture and slowing down the formation of wrinkles.
  • Tissue repair and pain management: Collagen’s main function within the body is to strengthen cartilage. Collagen is effective at easing the symptoms of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Learn How To Treat Skin As you Enter Autumn

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Thu 3 Oct


Learn How to Treat Skin as You Enter Autumn


It’s time for an autumn clean, and we’re not talking about your home or wardrobe but rather your skincare. It’s important to understand how the skin develops throughout the changing of the seasons. As the weather gets colder, your skin can take a toll which should motivate you to pay attention.

It’s important to start changing up your skincare and revisiting and revamping your collection. After months of warm weather your skin needs more attention and to be overcompensated with rich moisturisers and serums.



Going from central heating to the cold dry air can dehydrate skin and make it lose all moisture. Layering your skincare is one of the best ways to lock in moisture and retain hydration. By layering your skincare, this allows you to be able to swap out products when you want a lighter application.


Pay attention to your ingredients

Making sure your skincare has a high level of active ingredients means that your skin will be treated, and your cells will renew having been cared for. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best ways of locking in moisture while hydrating the skin leaving it soft and supple. However, there isn’t a best set of ingredients as everybody’s skin is different.



Playing a uniquely important role when it comes to alleviating dry skin, antioxidants help to support the skin from environmental effects. These environmental effects include sun damage from the summer, air pollution and any bacteria transfer from constantly touching your skin. This slowly chips away at the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture.


Skincare isn’t just for your face

When the cold weather hits, it’s not just your face that requires some TLC. Skin all over your body (or isolated patches) may begin to feel dry, tight and itchy. This is due to the dry air that can make your skin dry. The increase in dead skin and thirsty cells means that a body lotion should be a priority when reviewing your skincare routine. Applying while the skin is still slightly damp after a bath or shower will lock in moisture and stop your skin from losing their essential oils.


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Are Beauty Drinks An Elixir For Radiant Skin?

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Wed 2 Oct


Are Beauty Drinks An Elixir For Radiant Skin?

The secret behind glowing, radiant skin which beams youth and good health is much more appetising than we thought.

Beauty drinks have evolved into a delicious tasting addition to any beauty guru’s routine. They promote caring for the skin from the inside out as well as enabling anybody with any budget to get the ingredients they need.

Tablets and capsules aren’t every bodies first choice. Beauty drinks are both a tasty and an effective way of getting vitamins, minerals and nutrients into the body quickly and in any dosage.


The promotion of your health should be a primary concern and it’s important to feed the body with what it needs to thrive and maintain a youthful complexion. Digestible beauty drinks are also an ideal way of providing the body with antioxidants to defend the body against free radicals, which are commonly caused by air pollution, alcohol, tobacco and fried foods in our diets.


Skin is the body’s largest organ. It has three layers which can all be negatively affected by environmental factors. These include the changing of seasons, bacteria and lifestyle choices such as smoking and diet. Environmental factors can also affect anybody of any age, which can promote premature ageing of skin, teeth and hair. Beauty drinks enable the body to feel recharged and rejuvenated especially if consumed each day.

Not only do beauty drinks help support the skin but collagen-based drinks also boost the quality of hair and nails. Keratin is the protein that forms hair and the dead outer layer of human skin and fingernails. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body which retains skin elasticity, strong nails and hair growth.


Ingredients to look for:

Red berries

-Helps to feed the body with antioxidants.



-Maintains youthful skin, strong nail and hair growth.



-Reduces inflammation and can improve skin tone



-Delivers vitamin A


Citrus fruits

-Provide antioxidants and vitamin E to the body and provides sun protection

  Team Proto col

Crystal Clear Intense Anti-ageing Moisturiser

Sharon Hilditch MBE - CEO and Founder on Fri 27 Sep


Intense Anti-ageing Moisturiser, Stay Young The Difference is Crystal clear.


When you need a little bit more help, our intense Anti-ageing Moisturiser is a perfect solution, giving you fabulously firmer, younger looking skin.


This action packed formula gives ageing, tired, dry skin the extra boost it needs. Use daily to nourish and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leaving you with fabulously, firmer, younger looking skin.


Direction: After cleansing, morning and evening, apply a single pump to thoroughly cleansed face and neck. Massage gently in an upwards and outwards motion.

For best result, use as part of your daily skincare routine with other products in the Crystal Clear range.


Crystal Clear Complex-C Skin Care Kit

Patsy/Crystal Clear on Thu 26 Sep


Complex-C Skin Care Kit.

Take our world exclusive Comcit technology home, with our incredible Complex-C skin rejuvenation anti-ageing kit containing everything you need to achieve salon beautiful and rejuvenated skin.

Step1: Complex-C Soothing Cleansing Gel

Apply a small amount onto your fingertips and work to a lather with warm water. Massage onto face, rinse and pat dry.

Step2: Complex-C Dermal Fusion

Spritz after cleansing to promote regeneration of cells, wait 5 minutes for the magic to happen.


Complex-C Hydracell Moisturiser:

The most advanced anti-ageing moisturiser your skin will ever need. Suitable for all skin types. Place a small amount on your fingertips and massage into the skin paying special attention to any problem areas.

Our work is done. Beautiful, rejuvenated skin in 3 simple steps.

You Go Girl !!!

Patsy on Thu 19 Sep

The 5 A's Of Skin Care

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Wed 18 Sep


Attention to expiry date

Contrary to belief, beauty products don’t last forever ,and old make-up and cosmetics lose quality. Dated skincare items can harbour bacteria which instead of soothing the skin can cause irritation. A regular clear out of old items can protect your skin from harmful infections.

Always double cleanse

Double cleansing is the secret behind many perfect complexions. The first step is supposed to clear the way for the cleanser with active ingredients. After a day full of make-up your face has been layered with moisturisers, oil and free radicals.

Apply skincare from lightest to the heaviest

When beginning your skincare routine, consider applying your skincare in order from a lighter consistency to a heavier moisturiser. The thicker formulas have been designed to protect your skin from anything coming in or out therefore it’s wise to use your lighter products first to maximise their benefits.

Adapt your skincare to the way your skin responds

It’s important to listen to your skin. Sometimes it doesn’t agree with your choice of formulas which can cause you to breakout or suffer from irritation. Do your research and find formulas that are right for you and your skin.

Add a final touch of SPF

In order for your skin to remain protected from free radicals, pollutants and UV rays, use an SPF. If you don’t already wear SPF all year round, now is a good time to start.

Tuesdays Quote!

Patsy on Tue 17 Sep

Which Minerals Benefit The Skin And How To Access Them

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Thu 12 Sep


Which Minerals Benefit The Skin And How To Access Them.

Everybody’s skin is different- the best way to feed it minerals is from the inside out. However, minerals and vitamins for your skin vary and apply to each person differently.

 As well as a balanced diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fats and oils, high quality proteins and good hydration, other lifestyle habits can throw these minerals and vitamins out of shape. This includes stress, anxiety, alcohol and sugar. 



Benefits of copper for the skin are endless with its principle function is to strengthen and boost elasticity. Copper fortifies the function of antioxidants as well as helping to prevent skin from oxidative damage.

Trusted food source: Mushrooms



Calcium benefits the skin greatly and is the body’s most abundant mineral. A deficiency in calcium will result in fragile and thin skin.

Trusted food source: Dairy



One of the most important healing minerals for balanced skin, zinc is especially important for acne sufferers. It regulates the production of sebum in the skin and controls the hormones that contribute towards acne.

Trusted food source: Nuts such as peanuts, almonds and cashews



Potassium helps to regulate the amount of water retained by the body’s cells, with a lack of potassium causing dry skin and other varying skin disorders.

Trusted food source: Bananas



This essential mineral hugely supports skin health but also helps bones, teeth and hair. Magnesium also helps the nervous system and muscular health. Magnesium deficiency can increase as the skin matures.

Trusted food source: Coconut water



Compounds of silica are an essential component of the skin, arteries, bones and cartilage. Staying topped up with silica can help maintain skin elasticity as well as increasing the wound healing process.

Trusted food source: Strawberries, cherries and raspberries


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Guinot Eyes, Lips and Neck Skin Care

Patsy / Guinot on Wed 11 Sep


Guinot Eyes, Lips and Neck Skin Care.

New life for specific areas: The eyes, lips and neck are sensitive and vulnerable areas that are greatly affected by ageing. Just like the face, these areas require regular and specific care.

Anti-Ageing Active Ingredients:


ATP is a natural biological molecule which deliveries the energy essential to the vital functions of the cells.


Cellular Life Complex , Guinot was the first laboratory to design creams containing the Cellular Life Complex, a compound used to rebuild skin cells , especially in the treatment of severe burn victims.


Horse Chestnut Extract, the eye area is one of the first places to show signs of fatigue. The eyelids can become puffy and heavy and dark circles may appear. Horse Chestnut is recognised for its effectiveness in decongesting the eye ducts and regulating the blood circulation.


Shea Butter, with a high concentration of Triglycerides and Fatty Acids, Shea Butter intensely nourishes even very dry skin.


Actinergie boosts the oxygenation of cells and stimulates their metabolism.



Creme Longue Vie Yeux ,  Rejuvenating and lifting eye cream. 

Restores a youthful appearance to the eyelids and eye contours.

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Smooths and refreshes the eyelids.


Creme Eye Fresh, Refreshing eye care for puffiness and dark circles.

Combats puffy eyes and dark circles using its refreshing applicator and detoxifying active ingredients.

Detoxifies and tones the eye contour.

Instantly brightens and refreshes the eyes.


Creme Longue Vie Cou, Neck and decollete firming cream.

Moisturises and rejuvenates the appearance of the neck and decollete.

Smooths wrinkles.


Baume Longue Vie Levres, Rejuvenating beauty care for fuller plumper lips.

Smooths fine lines around the lips.

Helps the skin to reduce the damage caused by UV radiation.

Provides longer lasting lipstick hold.


Tuesday's Quote

Patsy on Tue 10 Sep

Happy Sunday

Patsy on Sun 8 Sep

Firming Skin Care

Patsy / Guinot on Fri 6 Sep


Firming Skin Care, Restoring Skin Firmness

With age or fatigue, cell activity slows down.

It therefore becomes necessary to stimulate the skin with powerful active ingredients such as Pro-Collagen or Actiprogerin to restore skin firmness.


Firming Active Ingredients:

Pro-Collagen is a complex of active ingredients created by our laboratory to renew skin elasticity. It is particularly effective on the production of collagen, mending damage elastic tissue.

Actiprogerin reduces the effects of skin ageing. This molecule has recently come into use and has spectacular skin firming and anti-wrinkle properties.


Serum Liftosome

Triple action lifting serum.

Smooths facial features.

Restructures the epidermis.

Firm skin.


Crème Liftosome

Lifting effect cream.

Renews the skin firmness and elasticity thanks to the action of Pro-collagen.

Gives the face a youthful look.

Tones skin.

New Life for Dehydrated Skin

Patsy / Guinot on Thu 5 Sep


New Life For Dehydrated skin, Moisturising Skin Care

Skin that is properly moisturised is radiant, supple and beautiful. A long-lasting moisture balance can be maintained using innovative active ingredients made from water, similar to the water in the cells, such as Liposome Hydrocytes, Hydroplasma or Hydrocyte Complex.


Moisturising Active Ingredients;

Hydrocyte Liposomes are microspheres that achieve maximum moisture penetration. Their distinctive feature is that they have a structure similar to that of cellular membranes which gives them exceptional properties. Filled with Hydrocytes, Hydrocytes Liposomes quickly hydrates the epidermis by providing a continuous source of moisture.

Hydrocyte Complex this powerful moisturising complex stems from Guinot research. It binds water to the cells in a sustainable manner and slows evaporation.

Hydroplasme; Water for cells is a multi-moisturising compound created to moisturise deep within skin cells. It binds water durably to the heart of the cellular structure.


Serum Hydra Cellulaire 

A "perfusion" of cellular moisture.

Quickly restores moisture to dehydrate skin.

Smooths and refills dehydrated wrinkles.

Softens and restores radiance to the skin.


Crème Hydra Summum

Restores the hydration for a more youthful skin.

Boosts all skin hydration mechanisms.

Ensure overall hydration.

Leaves the skin soft, supple and radiant.

Radiance Skin Care

Patsy / Guinot on Wed 4 Sep


Radiance Skin Care, New Life For Dull Skin.

All skin types at any age can succumb to fatigue and lose their radiance. This range of products is designed to reveal a clear complexion and restore radiance.

Radiance Active Ingredients;

Stabilised Vitamin C is essential for our bodies to function property, it protects skin and skin tissue with its anti-free radical and antioxidant effects and stimulates collagen synthesis. Moreover, Vitamin C has natural exfoliating properties which give skin a touch of radiance.

Mati-Sponges boost radiance by controlling shine and leaving a lightweight matte powdered finish on the skins surface. The skin regains its protective balance and comfort.

Cold essences, the combination of refreshing and invigorating Mint and Eucalyptus essences helps bring radiance to the skin.

Complex of Natural Sugars, the molecules of biological sugars penetrate rapidly into the heart of the upper layers of the skin, instantly rehydrates the tissues and creates intercellular links that helps to smooth the skin.


Masque Dynamisant Anti-Fatigue, Instant Radiance Mask

Makes the skin radiant.

Smooths and erases the sign of fatique.

Provides long-lasting moisture.


Concentre Lift Eclate, Instant Beauty Flash

Contains a complex of natural sugars that instantly lifts and brighten the skin.

An instant beauty flash, the skin is smoother and the complexion brighter.

Fixes and enhances make-up all day long.


Patsy on Tue 3 Sep


Good evening good people,

I took the weekend off and went away to visit family, something I have not been doing very much of in the last few years.

I have decided not only to make more time for myself by take more time from work to relax and enjoy life, but to spend more time with my family.

I saw my sister and her children my cousins and their children and if felt as if I saw them all last week. We may not choose our family, but they are still our family.

What Is Happiness?

Patsy / Friends on Fri 30 Aug


What is Happiness?

  1. "You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
  2. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr
  3. "View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" Victor Frankl
  4. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
  5. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." Thomas Szasz

Guinot Sun Logic Before And After Sun Products

Patsy / Guinot on Tue 27 Aug


Guinot Sun Logic Before And After Sun Products.


Longue Vie Soleil: Youth Cream Before And After Sun.

This unique sun care product prepares the skin before sun exposure and repairs the skin after sun exposure by reinforcing the skin's natural defences. It helps maintain the skin's youthful and tanned appearance.


Longue Vie Soleil: Youth Lotion After Sun Body.

This body care product reinforces the skin's natural defences to neutralise the effects of UV rays on the skin ageing more effectively.

When used after sun exposure, the skin appears visibly more youthful, soothed and nourished, and the tan lasts longer.

Crystal Clear Micro-dermabrasion Facial

Sharon Hilditch MBE - CEO and Founder on Sat 24 Aug



Micro-dermabrasion The Crystal-Clear Way to Prep your skin to deliver that flawless filter

Developed 25 years ago, Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion has become one of the most talked about facials ever as it creates that perfect flawless filter naturally, without any retouches.

The clinically proven treatment has fast become a firm favourite with many celebrities wanting to achieve flawless results without resorting to serious cosmetic procedures.

 Crystal Clear Micro-dermabrasion is a gentler way to approach and achieve a smoother more radiant skin.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Micro-dermabrasion

“Micro-dermabrasion is my all-time favourite exfoliation facial as the treatment offers solutions to a diverse range of skincare concerns, treating them all in a gentle and controlled way without any down time.

Even after the very first treatment you can see the results, with skin instantly smooth and polished.

 I developed Crystal Clear Micro-dermabrasion some 25 years ago and the treatment is the only true Micro-dermabrasion treatment that utilises inert corundum crystals to be blasted at the skin’s surface.

The crystals gently lift off the dead skin cells and the vacuum action removes the crystals and dead skin cells to leave a totally revitalised smooth and glowing skin.

The reason I love this treatment so much is its ability to offer results instantaneously, with the benefit of being able to treat such a vast array of skin concerns; from ageing skin needing a quick pick up to younger skin suffering with skin congestion, and furthermore, it can also be used for highly effective body prep treatments.”

WHO IS IT FOR? Micro-dermabrasion

Clinically proven the Crystal Clear skin treatment performs a progressive rather than an aggressive treatment over a course of treatments.

However, results can be seen even after the very first treatment. Crystal Clear Micro-dermabrasion offers a safe, controlled method of skin exfoliation allowing superficial peeling of the Stratum Corneum reducing its thickness through mechanical abrasion of the dead skin cells.

 By placing the hand piece on to the skin and covering the micro-switch, a flow of crystals will impinge directly on to the skin surface. The speed of the crystals together with their abrasive nature can gently remove the epidermal cells layer by layer. Used crystals and dead skin cells are drawn away through the vacuum action.

Exfoliation depth can be varied and allows for the controlled exfoliation of the Stratum Corneum which promotes a smoother fresher skin to emerge thus correcting surface irregularities

Happy Friday

Patsy on Fri 23 Aug

Guinot Purifying Skin Range

Patsy on Thu 22 Aug


 Guinot Purifying Skin Range New Life For Oily Skin.

The spectacular results on oily skin were obtained using effective, deep treatment products with antibacterial and sebum-regulating active ingredients.

Purifying Active Ingredients:

Sebum-Regulating Complex was created to regulate imbalances in oily to combination skin. Instantly after application, sebum secretion is regulated and the pores are tightened. Shine is reduced and the skin looks more refined, clearer and more beautiful.

Sebocidine Complex regulates microbial activity and purifies the skin, preventing imperfections often visible with oily skin.

Acnicidine a compound with five powerful active ingredients:

Reduces blemishes.

Normalises excess sebum and balance skin.

Minimises dilated pores.

Eliminates shine.


Serum Crème Acnilogic, conteracts excess sebum

Stabilises the secretion of sebum and controls microbial flora that causes imperfections.

Normalises and rebalances the skin.


Crème Pur Equilibre, regulating mattifying cream

Mattifies the skin instantly with long-lasting effects.

Sebum-Regulating Complex purifies and tightens dilated pores.

Restores natural radiance.


Masque Pur Equilibre, purifying mattifying mask

Unclogs pores with its exfoliating effect.

Absorbs sebum with its mask action.

Refines the skin's texture.

Reveals a new radiance.

Soothing Skin Care

Patsy on Tue 20 Aug


Soothing Skin Care.

New life for sensitive skin, this range contains  formulas that are specially created for skin that has lost its level of tolerance and needs extra protection against environmental irritants. The soothing ingredients restore comfort and an even complexion to sensitive skin.


Lait Hydra Sensitive, Make -up remover for "reactive skin"

Gently removes make-up and cleanses sensitive and reactive skin.

Helps to soothe the skin.


Serum Hyrda Sensitive , Soothing " Prefusion " for reactive skin.

True emergency care for skin which can" no longer stand anything".

Restores the skins natural defences.

Soothes the skins intolerance reactions.

Protects the skin.


Cream Pur Confort SPF 15, soothing protective face cream.

Protects the skin against environmental irritants.

Reinforces the epidermis from the inside out.


Cream Hydra Sensitive, Cream that repairs and protects.

Soothes hypersensitivity, redness and irritated skin.

Strengthens the skin natural defences.

Quickly relieves heat sensations.



Caci Non-Surgical Face Toning

Patsy on Fri 16 Aug


CACI Non-Surgical Face  Toning:

CACI Signature Non-Surgical Facial Toning
CACI’s signature Non-Surgical Facial Toning is an advanced non-invasive facial, with twenty years medical research behind it. Microcurrent impulses will lift and tone the facial muscles and the neck area, whilst improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This gives a more youthful, fresh appearance and glow.

CACI Hydratone Facial
The Hydratone Facial is a deeply nourishing treatment that hydrates and tones. It combines microcurrent rollers (which help restore muscle tone and firmness) with the Hydro Mask. The Hydro Mask is infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid and rose water to deeply nourish and deliver a surge of moisture to the skin that will soothe and calm any skin redness and irritation (great for a special occasion and perfect for brides to be).

CACI Eye Revive
The CACI Eye Revive treatment uses serum filled CACI microcurrent rollers together with a deeply nourishing Hydro Eye Mask to lift hooded eye lids, reduce puffiness and dark circles and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

CACI Jowl Lift
The CACI Jowl Lift has been developed to specifically target muscle laxity around the jawline which can cause drooping jowls and loose skin. This treatment is specially designed to lift and firm the muscles and refine facial contours to give a firmer, more toned appearance.

CACI Wrinkle Revolution
Target deep lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet or laughter lines with the CACI Wrinkle Comb. This treatment is a non-invasive, needle free alternative to collagen injections and dermal fillers that will instantly plump fine lines and wrinkles from the very first treatment.


Proto-col Green Magic

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Tue 13 Aug


Proto-col Green Magic Naturally Advanced Nutrition.

Green Magic is a revolutionary blend of 16 of the world's best super food nutrients including Spirulina, Chlorella.

Naturally rich in proteins, essential fatty acids, enzymes, sea minerals, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

Green Magic is an enzyme rich array of organically grown terrestrial plants skilfully blended with micro-aquatic plant forms, Royal Jelly and a mixed culture of lactose-free intestinal flora.

Green Magic delivers vast amount of nutrition in one small dose, with no harmful fats, sugar, artificial flavours or colours.

Less than 15 calories per serving.

Ingredients: Soy Lecithin, Rice Kernel Membrane Powder, kamut Wheat Grass Juice, High Apple Fiber,  Barley Grass Juice, Hawaiian Spirulina, Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Jerusalem Artichoke Powder , Wheat Sprouts, Icelandic Kelp, Nova Scotia Dulse, Apple Pectin, Royal Jelly, CO Enzyme (Co-Q-10),SOD W/Catalase, Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Lactose Free) Bifidus Bacteria (lactose Free)

Guinot Lift summum Facial

Patsy on Fri 9 Aug


Guinot Lift Summum Facial:

After a 1 hour treatment you can expect Smoother skin, the face Contour Reshaped  and a Firmer Decollete.

 Treatment secrets

Double exfoliation to the face , neck and decollete.

Application of Lift Summum massage serum is applied and a 10 minutes lifting massage is performed.

The application of an Anti-Wrinkle Eraser is applied to each wrinkle on face and decollete.

Lift Summum Face and Decollete mask is applied for 10 minutes

You leave the salon feeling lifted and radiant.


How Can We Care For Skin After The Sun?

Patsy / Team Proto-col on Wed 7 Aug


How Can We Care For Skin After The Sun?

Too much exposure to the sun can make your skin age quickly with wrinkles, age spots and a dehydrated texture

When UV rays reach the skin, it damages the skin cells and causes mutations in their DNA. If the skin is beyond repair, the cells die off and blood vessels dilate to increase blood flow.

This will then bring immune cells to the skins surface to help clean up (which is why our skin is so red and begins to peel).

Although it is difficult to correct the suns damage on the skin, there are many ways to prevent it.


                            Follow the steps below to stay safe:

Be sure to choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher and regularly apply it throughout the day, especially at peak times such as midday.


When possible find shade, the UV rays will still reach the skin but they are in less direct contact.


Apply sun protection at least 30 minutes before going in the sun .


Cover yourself with hats, sunglasses and loose fitting clothing.


Drink water and allow the skin cells plenty of hydration.

Guinot Eye Care Treatment

Patsy on Tue 6 Aug


The first complete treatment specifically for the eye contour:

Eye Logic is a Beauty Treatment specifically designed for the eyes.

Specially developed for this delicate area, this treatment targets puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour area as well as wrinkles between the eyes and in the corner.

Treatment Secrets:

Ionisation of serum gel Yeux Age Logic, with the Guinot treatment method, active ingredients for wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes are quickly absorbed.

Eye Contour Massage this massage consists of 10 movement specially developed to detoxify and tone the eye contour.

Eye Contour Mask, at the end of the treatment, the Beauty Therapist applies Masque Yeux Age Logic. This exclusive non-woven mask from Guinot smooths wrinkles between the eyes and in the corners, rejuvenating and refreshing the eye contour area.


PatsyB At Amber Beauty Salon (Candles)

Patsy on Fri 2 Aug


PatsyB At Amber Beauty Salon (Candles).


In the PatsyB Aromatherapy range I have 2 candles.

Gentle Wisteria

This candle contains citronellol and lemon essential oils, it smells of fresh laundry and an English garden on a summer's day, truly beautiful.

Lemon Grove 

This candle contains Lemon, eucalyptus, and pine essential oils, it smells of a lemon grove in summer.

Each candle weights 220 grams and has 40 hours burning time

Happy Thursday

Patsy on Thu 1 Aug

Comprehensive Anti-ageing Treatment Age Summum

Patsy on Wed 31 Jul


Age Summum: Take Years off Your Face

Guinot, the expert in anti-ageing skin care, has created Age Summum, a Beauty Treatment that combines technology and exclusive movements for visible results on signs of ageing.

Treatments Secrets:

Age Summum begins with the application of Gommage Dermabrasion. This exfoliation process, with active microparticles, rids the skin of dead cells and lets new cells appear. From the first step of the treatment, the skin already looks more youthful and lines are smoother.

Anti-ageing Massage:

Thanks to the exclusive movements of the anti-ageing massage, the skin absorbs the precious active ingredients contained in the Serum age Summum and the massage cream, enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and DNA. The skin appears firmer, and the face appears more youthful

The Pro-Collagen Mask:

At the end of the treatment, the Beauty Therapist applies the precious Masque Age Summum, enriched with Pro-Collagen to restore a youthful radiance.


Patsy B At Amber Beauty Salon

Patsy on Tue 30 Jul


PatsyB Aromatherapy Products.


In April of 2019 PatsyB product came to be, with the help of Tracey Cahn of Cahn Aromatherapy I now have an amazing range of products.

Bath, Body and Shower Oil:


Lavender , Orange, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Rose, Geranium, Petigrain, Vetivert essential oil blended with Sweet almond oil, Sweet coconut oil and Jojoba Oil a great way to relax, soak and massage the stress of the day away.


Lavender, Pine, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Vetivert essential oils blended with Sweet Almond oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba oil for a great way to help ease tired and aching muscles.


Rosemary, Grapefruit, Lemon, Petigrain, Lime, Patchouli, Cypress, Ginger essential oils blended with Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil.

Happy Sunday

Patsy on Sun 28 Jul

Exfoliating Skin Care

Patsy on Sat 27 Jul


Exfoliating Skin Care

For Renewed Skin

Using an exfoliator is an essential step in any beauty care routine. It helps rid the skin of the dead cells that accumulates on the surface and prevent it from breathing.

The face glows with a new  radiance in no time at all.

There are two types of exfoliators: a biological exfoliator for sensitive skin and an exfoliator with grains for all skin types.

Gommage Biologique:

Natural Scrub with gentle fruit acids.

Grain free.

Gently removes dead cells to revive the complexion and the skin radiance.

Refines the skin texture.

Gommage Eclat Parfait:

Mild peeling cream with double microparticles.

Removes impurities deep in the skin.

Gently removes dead skin cells.

Reveals a new radiance.


Exfoliating Active Ingredients:

Green Tea and AHA gently exfoliates fragile and sensitive skin. Green Tea is a stimulating antioxidant that gives  youth boost to the complexion.

Shea exfoliant is extracted from the shell of the Shea nut. Shea is an African tree whose nuts are used to extract oil and butter known for their healing,soothing and nourishing properties.



With exfoliating skin care for the face, the visible effect of removing dead skin cells is skin that is soft and clean. The skin is more refined and the complexion is instantly more luminous.


Quotes On Happiness

Patsy on Thu 25 Jul


  1. "The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  2. "We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover." Shakti Gawain
  3. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." Marcus Aurelius
  4. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn
  5. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." Alan Cohen
  6. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." John Milton

My Salon Lifting Treatment

Patsy on Wed 24 Jul


" My Salon Lifting Treatment"

Instant "Lifting" effect

This beauty treatment "lifts" the features and redefines the facial contour in 60 minutes.

With age, the muscles are used less, the skin loses tone and the facial contours lose definition.

Until now, lifting treatments acted on the skin's structure by mending the epidermis and firming the dermis.


Today, Hydradermie Lift lifts the facial features by stimulating the facial muscles.

In just a few minutes, the face appears younger and visibly lifted.

The treatment ends with a relaxing massage, releasing precious active ingredients that tone the skin.

A viable alternative to aesthetic medicine, the Hydradermie Lift treatment visibly rejuvenates the facial features.


Treatment Secrets

Anti-ageing Drainage

facial Muscle Stimulation

Relaxing Massage and serums


The face appears more youthful.

The skin appears firmer.

The face appears "lifted".

The facial contours appears more defined.

The skin appears instantly "lifted".

Why We Need Vitamins More Than Ever Before

Patsy on Fri 19 Jul


Why we need vitamins more than ever before

With so many choices on our shelves, it’s difficult to know which supplements are best for you.

Poor diet

Eating the same foods every day or a diet lacking in variety can mean your body isn't getting the nutrition it needs.

Vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies to perform optimally. Nutrient intake takes on even greater significance at times of physical strain such as pregnancy or ill health.


Anaemia is far more common than you may think. Globally it affects 1.62 billion people (World Health Organisation). Being deficient in a lack of healthy red blood cells means that the body is not getting sufficient B12 or Vitamin C.

Brittle hair and nails

Collagen is the protein responsible for skin elasticity and the development of strong nail growth, but it needs support of vitamins too.

Vitamin C is an essential partner for collagen to support skin renewal while biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, helps the body to convert nutrients into energy. Consuming 30mg of biotin a day has been clinically tested to strengthen the quality of hair and nails.

Scaly patches of skin and dandruff

Sebeorrheic dermatitis and dandruff are part of the same group and can affect the oil production within the body.

Foods rich in niacin, riboflavin and pryridoxine all contribute to a balance within the skin cells and help sebum to keep skin hydrated.

Our range of nutritional supplements includes, Green Magic, a powerful, multi-award-winning blend of superfoods in powder or capsule form.

From The Proto-col Team

Dark Spots Skin Care

Patsy on Sat 13 Jul


New Life For Pigmented Skin and Dark Spots

The Newhite Brightening Skin Care programme has spectacular brightening results for the complexion and dark spots.

Brightening Active Ingredients:

Hyperpigmentation is treated by regulating melanin synthesis and reducing their colour and size.


Melanoxyl: exerts two effects on the melanocytes: it slows UV- induced melanin production and reduces the initial presence of melanin in the skin.


Vitamin C: reinforces the lightening and anti-pigmentation action. Through its antioxidant and anti-free radical action it protects the skin and cutaneous tissues. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, regenerating the tissues.


Newhite Cleanser, Treatment cleansing and make-up removal

Cleanses quickly and effectively

Easily removes make-up and impurities

Reinforces the effects of brightening skin care products.


Newhite Toner

Rids the skin of impurities and toxins.

Invigorates and refreshes the skin.

Reinforces the effects of brightening skin care products.


Huile Demaquiliante Newhite, Treatment cleansing and make-up remover.

When mixed with water, the oil becomes a milky emulsion which cleanses the skin, removing make-up and ridding it of impurities.

Leaves the skin soft and comfortable.

Reinforces the action of brightening skin care products.

It's Friday

Patsy on Fri 12 Jul

14 Day LPG Express Organic Slimming Tea

Patsy on Thu 11 Jul


LPG 14 Days Slimming Tea

Ideal as a complement to endermologie programs, the 14 Day LPG Express Organic Slimming Tea is a mixture of organic plants known for their slimming properties:

Weight Loss: Guarana

Fat Burning: Green Tea

Water Elimination: Nettle and Fennel

Digestive Wellbeing: Mint

On the + side: The combination of peppermint , ginger, lemon and cinnamon gives this tea a delicate flavour.

Not Having A Good Sunday

Patsy on Sun 7 Jul


Not Having A Good Sunday

Today I had a late start to the day, I only have a few clients booked in, but I have a few things that I want to do today.

I am here its 11.00am I take 2 large bags of towels and go to the laundry on Crawford Street, its busy but I get my 2 loads of towels in.

I make my way back to the salon, make myself a cup of coffee and drank it while reading the news on my computer.

I go back to the laundry it is really busy now, but I get my towels in the dryer.

I walk to Baker Street I have an appointment at the Flight Centre I am in the process of booking a cruise for myself and my sister and I wanted to add on a drinks package. 

I get to the Flight Centre the booking agent is not able to add the drinks package on or tell me how much it will cost so I walk back to the salon I need to wait a while for the driers to finish. 

I go to the laundry to collect my towels, but I am early, so I wait 8 minutes then bring towels back to salon fold and put them away.

I get a call from me outsource receptionist my last client has cancelled her appointment she is not feeling so good, I said that okay she has not given 24 hours cancellation but has booked online so I can take a percentage payment for the treatment.

But no, my receptionist has cancelled the appointment, so I am not able to take payment what to do?

So, with the time now available to me I have decided to set up a sellers account on Amazon, I am told I need to change my email address to do so, I had a sellers account years ago that I cancelled and it was set up with my current email address. 

I have been trying for the last hour or so to set this account up and this is not happening so before I blow a gasket, I am closing up shop and going home.

Have a great Sunday


Happy Weekend

Patsy on Sat 6 Jul

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Patsy on Fri 5 Jul


Hyaluronic Acid: An ingredient that actually works

A skincare ingredient with a growing reputation, here’s our lowdown on hyaluronic acid and why it should play a part in your beauty routine.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is capable of holding 1000 times its own weight in water, which makes it a very hydrating ingredient for skincare. The gooey substance retains the moisture and is naturally produced by the body. The component is naturally occurring in the skin, connective tissue and eyes but it depletes over time making.

Why do we need it?

As we age, our skin loses moisture and becomes less firm while losing elasticity. It has been proven that hydrated skin also reduces the appearance of wrinkles over time.

The natural ageing process and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, tobacco smoke and pollution can decrease moisture in the skin even more so. Hyaluronic acid provides antioxidants which delivers defence against free radicals whilst delivering the missing hydration.

It is therefore ideal for all skin types and particularly maturing skin.

Does it work?

The ingredient also strengthens the barrier layer, which sits as the outer layers of the skin, leaving it feeling soft and youthful looking.

By giving the skin a boost of Hyaluronic Acid, it becomes smoother, plumper and intensely hydrated.


From The Proto-col Team


Welcoming The Sun To Summer 2019

Patsy on Tue 2 Jul


Welcoming The Sun To Summer 2019


We have waited a while for you , so  thank you for coming.

You are welcome to stay with us until the end of September.

Thank you

What Is Happines

Patsy on Sun 30 Jun


  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
  6. "Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton


New Life For Asphyxiated Skin

Patsy on Thu 27 Jun


Radiance Skin Care:

Environmental irritants related to lifestyles (stress, smoking and pollution) generate cell malfunctions that are visible on the skin.

The complexion becomes dull and the skin lacks radiance. Bioxygene products with natural active ingredients protects the skin from harmful environmental irritants and restore radiance to the skin.

Radiance Active Ingredients:

Pro-oxygen is a plant extract with startling virtues; It stimulates the cellular respiratory system and improves the vital functions of skin cells.


Serum Bioxygene:

Radiance and Vitality Face Serum

Restores a healthy, radiance complexion

Reinvigorates for a refreshed and rested appearance.


Crème Bipxygene:

Protects the skin from pollution and the harmful effects of the environment.

Promotes the oxygenation of the cells to restore the skin's radiance.

Provides long-lasting moisture.

Looking After Skin This Summer

Patsy on Sun 23 Jun


Looking After your Skin This Summer

Give your skin a break. 

By watching the weather over summer, you can work out the days when you won't need to slather on the chemicals

Rinse skin after swimming. 

This is especially important when you've been swimming in chlorinated environments as the chlorine can dry out your skin and for some people it can even result in an allergic reaction.

Avoid spraying perfume on your skin in the sun

This can permanently stain your skin when they react with the sun.

Eat healthy foods.

 A healthy skin comes from eating well and summer is the ideal time to make dietary changes for the better.  

Examine your skin regularly.

 At least one a month, perform a "mole patrol" to check for signs of sun damage on your skin. Be especially alert to moles that have changed shape or size or that hurt, itch, or bleed.                                       

What Is Pressotherapy?

Patsy on Sat 22 Jun


What is  Pressotherapy?


Pressotherapy : also known as alternative compression therapy or pneumatic compression therapy.

It is a mechanised lymphatic drainage technique that fights water retention by applying intermittent compression on one or more parts of the body - typically the legs, stomach and arm.

  Pressotherapy reduces water retention and helps the body remove toxins and waste products out of the peripheral tissues (including the cellulite tissues) by boosting both blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in a very time and cost-efficient way.

The body then naturally expels toxins, excess water and waste products.

And equally importantly, Pressotherapy helps transport fat molecules from the cellulite tissues into the general circulation for oxidation ("burning") in the muscles and other organs. 


Is Ideal for: 

  • reducing water retention 
  • improving circulation 
  • increasing metabolism 
  • reducing cellulite 
  • reducing the feeling of heavy and tired legs


Looking After Your Skin This Summer

Patsy on Fri 21 Jun


Look After Your Skin This Summer

Sun damage can lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time. The hottest season of the year requires careful thought for your skin even as you enjoy the heat and freedom of summer.

Understand how the summer sun impacts your skin

Ultraviolet A (UVA): The longest wavelength of the sun, this one penetrates the dermis, your skin's deepest layer.

      Ultraviolet B (UVB): This wavelength penetrates the skin's upper layer, the epidermis. 

Wear sunscreen but only after assessing your need and doing your own research 

Stay out of the sun between the hrs of 10 and 3pm the hottest part of the day during the summer Wear protective clothing . A lot of clothing in outdoor stores and fashion stores has a UV protection  

  • Wear a hat. Your facial skin will benefit enormously from a permanent ring of shade over it in the heat of the sun.
  • Wear sunglassesto protect your sensitive eye skin (and eyes). Eyes are prone to melanomas and cataracts, and the sensitive skin around your eyes is prone to fast aging.

Ditch the obsession with a tan. Sunbathing or using a solarium increases your chances of damaging your skin and getting skin cancers.

  • Be careful with fake tan
  • Black skin is vulnerable to sun damage too, your skin can be two shades darker during summer than in winter

Give your skin a break. By watching the weather over summer, you can work out the days when you won't need to slather on the chemicals 

Rinse skin after swimming. This is especially important when you've been swimming in chlorinated environments as the chlorine can dry out your skin and for some people it can even result in an allergic reaction.

Avoid spraying perfume on your skin in the sun.  This can permanently stain your skin when they react with the sun.

Eat healthy foods. A healthy skin comes from eating well and summer is the ideal time to make dietary changes for the better.  

Examine your skin regularly. At least one a month, perform a "mole patrol" to check for signs of sun damage on your skin. Be especially alert to moles that have changed shape or size or that hurt, itch, or bleed.                                       


Looking After Your Skin

Patsy on Fri 21 Jun


         Looking After Your Skin

          Hydration is key Drink lots of water. 

          Keep your body hydrated every day to maintain healthy skin and nails.

          Protect Yourself Always wear at least a SPF 15 all year round. Ideally use a moisturizer              that includes the SPF in its formulation.

  • Don’t forget that products usually once opened will only be effective as an SPF for the first 12 months. 
  • If in doubt, check the packaging.
  • Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise, Sleep Remember to always take off your make up at night.
  • Might seem obvious, but so many forget.
  • Maximise each Package Cut your product tubes in half when they are empty, you'll be surprised how much product is hiding inside of the tube
  • Cold is good Store nail polish in the refrigerator to maintain a smooth consistency.
  • Scrub that! Take care not to use body scrubs on your face, they are too coarse.
  • Pick up a specially formulated one for the face. Guinot / Crystal Clear and do great exfoliating products, available at Amber Beauty Salon.
  • Don’t give away the game If you want to apply a fake tan at home, before that big night out, don’t forget to use protective gloves, so you can avoid tanned hands to prevent this why not have a spray tan with  at a beauty salon.

Prep Your Skin For Summer

Patsy on Wed 19 Jun


Prep Your Skin For Summer

In summer, heat stimulates the skin's oil glands, which bump up oil production, resulting in a vicious cycle of oiliness and dehydration, or a classic combination skin.

Make sure your skin care is appropriate for the changes to skin in summer.

Exfoliate at least once a week to improve the moisture absorption in your skin - the cream or gel you apply afterwards will reach the skin cells that need it, keeping them healthy.

Exfoliating and hydrating the skin of your body is just as important, keeping your soft all over and even easing stretch marks.

Dehydration caused by the increase in pollution, air-conditioning, stress and negative lifestyle habits has become a major problem to skin at any time of year, especially in summer.

Moisturisers are now available that not only introduce moisture into the skin, but also maintain a healthy level of hyrdration.

Ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day in summer: your skin will look clearer and glow! A good tip is to keep a bottle of water in your car - sitting in traffic is an ideal time to get through your required liquid intake and keep you hydrated in the summer heat.

The key to keeping your make-up fresh in the summer heat is to choose the correct daily moisturiser for your skin type and to apply it correctly.

If your skin is dehydrated or oil-dry, applying more day cream won't solve the problem. If your skin feels taut, dry or looks excessively oily during the day, exfoliate at least once a week and modify your moisturiser to one that is more suited to your skin type.

After application, allow at least two minutes for absorption and then blot off the excess by pressing with a tissue, particularly in the T-zone.

All skin types can benefit from masks in summer; choose from a cleansing mask for detoxifying and a deep pore clean, or a moisturising mask which increase hydration, softness and radiance - but do not make the skin oily.

Create a skincare routing to prepare your skin by exfoliating and applying a hydrating mask each weekend in the run up (and through) to summer!

Quote Of The Day

Patsy on Tue 18 Jun

Free Headband and Brush

Patsy on Sun 16 Jun


 Free Headband and Mask Brush with every Purchase of a Guinot Mask;

Limited Time Only, while stock last.

Masks available are;

Mask Hydra Beaute: Moisturising

Mask Essential: Nourishing

Mask Anti-Rides: Anti-Ageing

Mask Anti- Fatigue: Radiance


Quote Of The Day

Patsy on Fri 14 Jun

Against Localised Cellulite

Patsy on Wed 12 Jun


By constantly monitoring new technologies and by selecting the best active ingredients at optimum concentration, Guinot Laboratories have created slimming products with spectacular results. The results are visible; day after day, the skin becomes firmer more toned, the figure refined.

Guinot Gommage Peau D'Orange 200ml;

Say goodbye to your skin's orange peel appearance!

Reduces the skin's orange peel appearance

Prepares the skin to receive slimming active ingredients and improves absorption, thereby increasing their effectiveness.

Improves the skin quality.

Removes dead skin cells.



Patsy on Tue 11 Jun

Boost The Cells That Have Grown Dornmant Over Time

Patsy on Sun 9 Jun


Guinot Time Logic Age Serum;

The age logic range was created to de-programme the process of cell ageing by combating the effects of ageing.

This anti-ageing serum repairs during the night for beauty during the day.

At Night: Favours skin cell regeneration and activity.

By Day: Skin looks more youthful and shines with a new glow.

Longevity Active Ingredients:

Cellular Life Complex: Guinot was the first laboratory to design creams containing the Cellular Life Complex, a compound used to rebuild skin cells, especially in the treatment of severe burn victims.

ATP: For the first time, the Age Logic range contains ATP, a youth- enhancing energy molecule capable of restoring more youthful- looking skin.

Actinergie: Actinergie helps increase the oxygenation of cells and stimulate their metabolism.


Patsy on Fri 7 Jun


What is Happiness?

  1. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung
  2. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  3. "I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln
  4. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie


Patsy on Thu 6 Jun


Undernourished skin looks dull, lacks radiance and sometimes causes discomfort.

Guinot Crème Nutrizone;

Intensive nourishing cream

Recharges the skin with its precious nutritive elements.

Adds comfort any to dry skin.

Improves skin softness and suppleness

Nourishing Active Ingredients,


The primary functions of Pro-Ceramides are to restore lipids in tired or devitalized skin and to promote better cell cohesion to restructure the epidermis.

Vitamin- Enhanced Omega Oils

Combining Omega 3 ,6 and 9 Oils with Vitamins E, the Vitamin - Enhanced Omega Oils deliver essential fatty acids for natural skin functioning and the vitamins necessary to restore comfort and softness to very dry skin.



Patsy on Tue 4 Jun


Vegan Beauty Hacks

Not only is veganism healthy but the trend is popular for those interested in preserving the planet and seeking sustainable solutions for everyday life. Here is a list of ingredients that you may have in your home which can be used as a vegan alternative within your beauty regime.

Olive oil ; This common product is in most homes, but not many know of its beauty benefits. Often used for hair, skin and nails olive oil is a traditional beauty staple mostly for its imitation of natural sebum.

Green tea;  The super ingredient- green tea is not only an antioxidant which removes impurities from the body but it can reverse the effects of UV rays with DNA repair to protect the skin against sun damage.

Avocado ; Enjoy a morning treat for the skin with an avocado-based facemask. Mash up the superfood to get hold of vitamin E and other benefits such as a brightened complexion and to help eliminate dead skin cells. Avocados may also reduce toxins, help to reduce wrinkles and age spots and provide the skin with a healthy luminosity.

Aloe vera ; The natural beauty saviour is known for its richly moisturising and healing properties, allowing the skin to regain the moisture it needs to strengthen skin cells. It is a rich source of vitamin C and E as well as beta carotene. It’s anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial elements make it the perfect fit for any skincare treatment.

Coconut oil ; Often used for hair and skin, this natural beauty product is an effective moisturiser for any skin type. Surprisingly, it also comes with antifungal and antibacterial properties making it one of the most versatile products to have in the fridge.

Tea tree oil; This classic ingredient is not only vegan but used for several purposes. In addition to its scientifically supported claims, the ingredient is inexpensive and safe on all skin types.

Many use it as hand sanitizer for its antibacterial properties and it can also as a natural deodorant as it can provide protection against sweat.

From the Proto-col team

Guinot Masque Age Logique Yeux

Patsy on Wed 29 May


Mask Age Logic Eyes

Anti-Ageing Active Ingredients

Horse chestnut extract; is recognised for its effectiveness in decongesting the eye ducts and regulating the blood circulation.

Cellular Life Complex; a compound used to rebuild skin cells

Shea butter; a high concentration of Triglycerides and Fatty acids, Shea butter intensely nourishes even dry skin.

ATP; a youth-enhancing energy molecule capable of restoring more youthful-looking skin.

Actinergie; boots the oxygenation of cells and stimulates their metabolism.


This product is perfect for: Wrinkles, Puffiness, Under Eye Circles.

Smooths wrinkles and lines and "Lifts" the eye contour area.

Reduces eye puffiness.

Reduces dark circles.


Patsy on Sat 25 May


Patsy on Thu 23 May


What is Beauty:

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. Charles Dickens

Beauty is strangely various. There is the beauty of light and joy and strength exulting; but there is also the beauty of shade, of sorrow and sadness, and of humility oppressed. Arnold Bennett

Your happy ending may not be what you expect, but that is what will make it so special. Snow White (Once Upon a Time)

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

Outer beauty is a gift. Inner beauty is an accomplishment. Randi G . Fine


Patsy on Wed 22 May


Yodeyma Perfume Collection


Welcome to Yodeyma UK - Offering the Finest generic perfumes styled on the most iconic designer perfumes for Ladies and Gentlemen.

We have an extensive collection of fragrances for women including handy 15ml handbag sizes, ideal to take with you on a night out or for a weekend away.

We haven't forgotten about the men with a great collection of men's modern scents along with pocket size 15ml versions of each eau du parfum. 


Patsy on Tue 21 May


Patsy on Sat 18 May



  1. "We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." Lester Levinson
  2. "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
  3. "Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money." Sam Rosen

 "Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary    experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best      in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the         same thing...just expressed differently." Robert McPhillip


Patsy on Fri 17 May


Review of Amber Beauty Salon

I had my first treatment at Amber Beauty the Guinot Hydradermie age logic facial, it was the most wonderful treatment. So relaxing and my skin looked hydrated and flawless afterwards. Patsy was friendly and engaging and really knows what she is doing. I will definitely be back again, and highly recommend Amber Beauty.






Patsy on Thu 16 May


proto-col collagen technology

what are the benefits of collagen?

The importance of building beauty from the inside out

  • May boost the natural production of collagen within the body
  • May help improve the elasticity of the skin
  • May produce noticeable signs of the skin becoming firmer with a reduction of lines and wrinkles
  • Readily absorbed by the body because it allows protein to be bio-available and water soluble
  • May aid the repair and regeneration of ligaments, tendons, joints and bones as well as improving the connective tissue of the skin
  • May help stabilise the body’s immune system and neutralise the production of abnormal molecular structures which are known to be a major cause of joint problems and stiffness.
  • Provides the raw material for cartilage to rebuild

Numerous scientific studies have reported beneficial effects of collagen supplementation for a variety of problems including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and skin, nail and hair quality!

Collagen is the most common protein found in the body and accounts for one third of the total body protein making up 6% of total body weight (remember 70% of body’s weight is water!).

Studies show that we lose 1.5% of our body's store of collagen every year after the age of 25. Thus by the time we get to 40 we have lost 30% of our store. The results of this are dramatic!


Patsy on Wed 15 May


Guinot Aromatic Body Contour

This treatment combines the expert hands of your Beauty Therapist with the deep treatment benefits of slimming beauty products.


The exfoliation phase rids the body of dead skin cells and thus boosts the penetration of active ingredients in the skin.

Anti-Cellulite Modelling Massage:

Your Beauty Therapist massage the skin with the Anti-cellulite Detoxifying Oil helping to reduce stubborn cellulite while refining the silhouette. Thanks to the high-penetration and natural energy, anti-fat Essential Oils act at the core of the skin to reduce visible cellulite.

Clay and Green Tea Body Mask:

The treatments ends with a Sauna-Masque, an incredible body wrap with Clay and Green Tea which provides a "sauna effect". The exceptional absorbing power of Clay detoxifies and drains the tissues. The Sauna-Masque filters out the water that clogs the tissues for an instant slimming effect.

Your silhouette is refined, and you feel immediately lighter.


Patsy on Tue 14 May

CRYSTAL CLEAR QUARTZ SPA Energise Mineral Body Scrub

Patsy on Sat 11 May


Crystal Clear Quartz Spa Energise Mineral Body Scrub

Quartz Spa has been developed to offer you an indulgent and effective aromatherapy experience for you body and mind.

You can enjoy salon smooth skin with luxurious Marine Botanicals and Quartz crystals combined with our Energise essential oil blend and therapeutic oils.

Free the mind and body whilst rebalancing the emotions with this detoxifying blend of stimulating Juniper, cleansing Patchouli and balancing Clary sage.

This is the ultimate spa scrub. With just a few minutes a day you can turn back the clock to leave your skin looking youthful, supple and smoother.

Direction for use:

Using the palms apply polish to the whole body using circular movements paying particular attention to feet, elbows and knees. Rinse with warm water.


Patsy on Fri 10 May


Patsy on Thu 9 May


Happiness is


"Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have." Unknown

"True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self." Joseph Addison

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." Ayn Rand

"Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." William Adams

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie


Patsy on Wed 8 May


Guinot Hydradermie Facial


Guinot has conquered the hearts of women all over the world with unique products and treatments that contains active ingredient that are constantly on the cutting edge of science and technology.

In 1972, the leading beauty and skin care brand Guinot created Hydradermie, the first exclusive facial treatment. For the first an ionisation process improves the absorption of skin care products, providing exceptional results and satisfying client’s objectives.


Hydradermie recognised international as one of the most technologically revolutionary advanced skin care treatments. This 1hr treatment increases radiance, deep cleanses and moisturises the skin.


Increase Radiance

Deep Cleanses

Moisturises the skin

Penetrates active ingredients


Secrets Behind The Treatment

  • Personalised treatment
  • Gels are chosen specifically based on the client’s needs, allowing for a customised treatment.
  • Oxygenation
  • Increase radiance, eliminate bacteria and purify the skin.


Relaxing massage softens the facial features and rejuvenates the skin


We choose the mask that gives the right result for the client

End of treatment:

We choose eye cream , serum and moisturise that will enhance the result of the facial



on Fri 3 May


Patsy on Thu 2 May
  • Happiness
  • "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." Carl Jung
  • "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius
  • "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  • "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller


Patsy on Wed 1 May



Collagen’s Triple Helix Structure

Each collagen molecule resembles a microscopic rope that is extremely strong and flexible. Collagen forms a key part of the extracellular matrix of connective tissue and is found in a huge array of tissues including; hair, nails, skin, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

The extracellular matrix gives connective tissue types most of their functional characteristics – i.e. the ability of bones and cartilage to bear weight.

Thus, when collagen is lost the functional characteristics of the tissue are lost e.g. skin loses elasticity leading to wrinkles.

Damage to connective tissue and loss of collagen occurs as a result of a number of causes including; disease, trauma, the environment (including the sun and pollution), ageing and menopause.

Despite collagen being the most abundant protein in the body (approximately 76 percent of the total protein of the body) it is only recently that science has examined the role of collagen supplements in maintaining collagen content in connective tissue (type II collagen) and thereby treating connective tissue disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as skin hair and nail quality. Clinical studies available appear promising and show positive results, with both.



Patsy on Sun 28 Apr


Skin, Hair and Nails


Collagen forms a key component of the skin, hair and nails. Collagen makes up 75% of skin (type I collagen) – the largest organ in the body which is significantly affected by the aging process and menopause.

 It appears that women lose collagen at a faster rate than men during ageing, a process that is accelerated following menopause.


A variety of symptoms are increased in post-menopausal women associated with a reduction in oestrogen including; epidermal thinning, declining dermal collagen content, dryness, decreased elasticity, bruising and impaired healing.


A recent study reported a reduction in patchy discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye following collagen supplementation.

The role of collagen in maintaining healthy nails and hair has long been known, with a vast array of topical (creams, gels etc.) products available on the high street.


There is a growing recognition for the role of collagen supplementation in promoting hair and nail health.

proto-col collagen is a unique formulation of both Type I and Type III collagen, due to its triple helix DNA the body recognises the collagen as similar to the existing collagen already present in the skin.

Taking collagen orally can help rebuild the existing collagen stores in the body as well as stimulate the body’s own production. Although tiny amounts of collagen are available in foods that we can buy from the supermarket, the levels of collagen required to maintain or rebuild collagen levels in the body can only be gained from taking a high grade of collagen such as proto-col.




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Don't Be a

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Boost the cells that have grown dormant over time

A pioneer in anti-ageing skincare. Guinot uncovers an incorporates the most effective active ingredients in its treatment and products: Age Summum, Age Logic Cellulaire and Age Nutritive affect cell ageing.


Age Summum: Anti- ageing immunity cream.

"Immunises" the skin against the effects of ageing ( wrinkles, loss of firmness and radiance, dark spots).

Restores the cell activity of more youthful skin.

The face appears more youthful once again.


Age Logic Cellulaire: Anti-ageing longevity cream.

A revolutionary GUINOT product that unwinds the ageing process of skin cells.

Help restart skin cells activity.

Combat wrinkles, lines and loss of firmness.

Restores radiance and vitality to the skin.


Age Nutritive: Anti-ageing nourishing cream.

Make up for nutritional deficiencies to unwind the process of cell ageing.

Help restart skin cell activity.

Combats wrinkles, lines and the loss of firmness.

Restores comfort and suppleness to the skin.



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The market for collagen products is booming with global sales expected to jump over 6% to $6.6 billion by 2025, according to a recent industry report.

But is collagen just a trend and if so, should you be taking collagen too?

With so many collagen products now on the market, it’s important to know the facts so you can make an informed choice.

Collagen - the facts

Collagen is primary a structural protein found in the body, making up over 30% of the whole-body protein content. Put simply, it’s the glue that holds our bodies together.

It is abundant throughout the body, making up 80% of the total protein in the skin, but is also abundant in connective tissue, bones and all major organs.

Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin. It’s also found in the cornea, cartilage, blood vessels, the gut and even intervertebral discs.

The bad news

From our early to mid-20’s we start to lose some of our body’s natural store of this ‘super glue’ protein. Loss varies between individuals but scientists agree that it is an average of 1.5% loss of the total bodies store per year every year from approximately 20-25 years old. By the time you are 45 you’ve lost roughly 30% of your body’s collagen resource.

The results of collagen loss

The signs of collagen loss start visually, the changing shape of your face, loss of skin elasticity, formation of lines and wrinkles, but it’s the internal issues that we really have to worry about. The loss of strength in ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage and bone. Long term, these issues can seriously impact on how you feel and move.


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LPG endermologie

What does it do?...


** Elimination of Localised and Resistant Fat Deposits +70%
** Smoothing of Orange Peel Aspect +67%
** Firms the Skin +71%

** Natural Re-Densification of the Dermis(Endogenous Collagen, Elastin & Hyaluronic Acid) +87%
** Fills in Fine Lines & Wrinkles +87%
** Firms Facial Contours +70%
** Clarifies the Complexion x2
More efficient, more intense, 100% respected skin.


Patsy on Wed 17 Apr


Indian Head Massage


Massaging the head can do much to relieve stress and tension that fill our day to day life.

The massage involves controlled movements such as spider walking, root pulling and combing. This treatment focuses mainly on the face and scalp, but should include the upper back, neck, shoulders and arms.

This massage has a strong effect on the three higher chakras of the seven -mind, body and spirit. Chakra (wheel) is the energy that we need to remain balance.

As the massage works on the shoulders and neck the relief of tension is felt almost immediately. As well as easing headaches and stress it also helps scalps and hair problems, aids localised blood and lymphatic circulation relieves eye strain muscles tension.

This treatment is particularly good for people who are wheelchair bound or partially immobile. Hair should be clean before this treatment is done also the client is fully clothed.



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3 Essential Nutrients;


Collagen; Skin is made up of 90% collagen protein.

Collagen is also a key component of the hair and nails.

A collagen-rich diet helps to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.

A homemade bone broth is a rich source of collagen and will help strengthen nails and hair.

If you consume a well-rounded diet that supports collagen production and absorption (eg. Vitamin C) you're likely to see its benefits on your health.


Hyaluronic Acid; This lubricating fluid is produced naturally by the body.

It has a large capacity to retain water in the skin.

If you suffer from dry scalp, dandruff of flaky skin increasing the hyaluronic acid intake could promote the much needed hydration to make them stronger and healthier.

Broths containing chicken/beef bones are a good source of hyaluronic acid.


Zinc; Zinc supports hair growth. Lack of zinc can cause dry and flaky scalp, and in extreme cases baldness.

Like vitamins E, zinc acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to tackle skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

Nuts and seeds such as almonds and pumpkin seeds are high in zinc.

Probiotics are also needed to increase the absorption rate of zinc.

Make sure to include fermented foods in your diet such as Kefir, yoghurt and raw cheeses.


Words from Proto-col



Patsy on Fri 12 Apr


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What is Beauty?

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. Charles Dickens

Beauty is strangely various. There is the beauty of light and joy and strength exulting; but there is also the beauty of shade, of sorrow and sadness, and of humility oppressed. Arnold Bennett

Your happy ending may not be what you expect, but that is what will make it so special. Snow White (Once Upon a Time)

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

Outer beauty is a gift. Inner beauty is an accomplishment. Randi G. Fine

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde


Patsy on Wed 10 Apr


Natural and Organic Show

On Sunday 7 April 2019 I attended the Natural and Organic Show at Excel, this is a yearly production and is truly worth visiting.

There is natural and organic beauty and food I must say the food area this year was worth its weight in samples.

I was given samples in different types of teas, snack bars and balls, dehydrated fruit, vitamins and tonics.

I was given a cream for Eczema which I started using on Sunday and I have seen a different to the area already, I have had this small patch of eczema on my thigh for many years to see a different is just great.


Patsy on Sat 6 Apr



Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation System delivering beautiful and youthful looking skin.


COMCIT is: Cryogenic Oxygen Micro-channelling Collagen Induction Therapy.

It offers the simultaneous delivery of Cryogenic Oxygen whilst our unique Micro-channelling Roller creates hundreds of microscopic channels in the skins epidermal/ dermal junction ,allowing the topical infusion of powerful skin rejuvenation ingredients to driven into the skin.

Working from the inside out and resulting in; instantly smooth, fresh, firmer, plumper and more youthful skin reduced lines and wrinkles giving a tauter, more rejuvenated skin a significant energy boost promotion of new collagen growth.







Patsy on Thu 4 Apr



  1. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
  2. "Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving." Dan Millman
  3. "The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive." Rachel England
  4. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Bernard Meltzer
  5. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens


Patsy on Wed 3 Apr


Swedish Massage


A Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling developed the Swedish massage in the 1700s.

The term Swedish massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles strained by flushing the tissues of Lactic Acid, uric acid and other metabolic waste.

It increases circulation without increasing the heart load.

 It stretches the ligament and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.

 Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time

 It reduces stress both emotional and physical and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.


Patsy on Sun 31 Mar



          Crystal Clear Rewind 10 Super Sonic Neck Firm and Lift Duo


I am now at a stage in my life where long hours and stressful times are showing on my face, what do I, do give up work and life or fine something that would help to put the lift back in my face without going for infections.

I have had Botox before at first it was great but over time I found myself frowning something I didn't do before Botox ,so I came to the decision that this treatment was not for me I wanted something a little more natural .

After 21 years as a beauty therapist and having tried quite a few treatments to see how well they work not only  for myself but to see if they would work for my client as well.

 I was introduced to Rewind 10 at first I thought this was okay for home use so before retailing to my clients I thought it would be best if I tried the product myself.

 After reading the instructions yes just like my client I have to read the instructions before using, having cleansed and toner I applied Rewind 10 Face and Neck Moisturiser to the lower half of my face then started the treatment from my neck to my jawline

I was very surprise by the strength of the Rewind 10 and the result that I received from this treatment, I am very happy to recommend this treatment to my client, 10 out of 10 for Rewind 10.



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What is Happiness?


  1. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer
  2. ""You never regret being kind." Nicole Shepherd
  3. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
  4. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." Paul Boese
  5. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha


Patsy on Wed 27 Mar


2 Essential Nutrients for healthy hair, nails and skin;

Vitamin D; Do you ever get peeling, cracking or white spots on your nails? It could be a sign that you need to add more vitamin D in your diet.

Unlike other essential nutrients, vitamin D is produced in the body after exposure to sunlight, or it can be obtained from the diet.

The food sources for vitamin D includes fatty fish, such as halibut and salmon and eggs. Maitake mushroom are also high in vitamin D.

Vitamin E; It's an essential vitamin for healthy skin and acts as an anti-ageing agent.

similar to vitamins A and C ,it has antioxidant properties and reduces environmental damage on the skin and hair.

It repairs damaged skin and with it's anti-inflammatory qualities it heals acne and eczema.

Vitamin E plays a key role in skin regeneration and promotes circulation to the scalp making the hair look fresher and healthier.

You can obtain vitamin E from green leafy vegetables and nuts.

Avocados, Kiwis, and mangos are also rich in vitamin E.


Words by Proto-col


Patsy on Tue 26 Mar


Stay True to Yourself;

Today is a most Beautiful day the sun is shining, and I feel great, I am all excited for the day. 

But things have change and for 1 minute I thought it was my fault that my day has changed so drastically but no, I do believe you should always stay true to myself and your abilities in life.

Things will change.


Patsy on Sun 24 Mar


My Goals for 2019:

This year 2019 I set myself a few goals, with all the faith in the world that I could achieve them all.

My goals where;

Lose weight -- Still on-going 

Start budgeting; This is going better than I thought it would, I must be mindful with my cash purses and not use my cards when shopping.

To do better with my social media; I must say I feel quite proud of myself, I upload on my Blog at least 5 times per week , Facebook at least twice per week and google business once per week not bad I use to post once per month.

My own product range; Will Patsy B aromatherapy range of products has just landed at Amber Beauty Salon, will tell you more about them in due course.

All in all I am doing great so far with my goals and on this most beautiful day I can say I am truly blessed.


Patsy on Sat 23 Mar


Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops: 30ml £24.00 (RRP £29.99)

Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops have been carefully formulated and developed to give you the most beautiful tan.

The tan develops quickly, last longer, is more natural looking and even can be adjusted to the shade you desire.

A light Coconut Oil is included to enhance your skin keeping it moisturised and soft with a wonderful sheen.

Easy to use, simply mix 2 or 3 drops with your normal moisturiser or night cream.

Vary the number of drops to achieve your desired tan shade. 

Beach Glow Tan Drops, stimulate the melanin, synthesis within the skin to promote a beautiful, longer lasting tan for your face and body all within 45 minutes.


Patsy on Fri 22 Mar



  1. ""Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton
  2. "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  3. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  4. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck


Patsy on Thu 21 Mar


Dermacoll Collagen Drink:


Dermacoll - Skin Deep Collagen 5000mg

To be used as part of your daily beauty regime, Dermacoll is a powder that when mixed with water or fruit juice makes a pleasant tasting drink.

Directions for use:

Simply mix one level scoop with a glass of water or juice once a day. For noticeably smoother, refined looking skin take Dermacoll for three months.

For best results and to prevent further wrinkles and lines take Dermacoll daily as part of your beauty regime.

Each container of Dermacoll contains one months' supply of high quality skin loving ingredients, formulated to make you look and feel great.


Verisol Collagen 5000mg
Vitamin C 75mg
Green Tea 50mg
Hyaluronic Acid 25mg

Dermacoll is a formulation that contains high strength and highly soluble Verisol - a high grade form of collagen peptide, alongside Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C providing a unique and effective solution combating the effects of ageing.

Dermacoll has scientifically proven results on its beneficial effects on human skin.

Due to its high strength and quality, Dermacoll is a soluble powder which mixes into a pleasant easy to mix drink; you would have to take over fourteen capsules of an equivalent supplement.

Additionally, as a liquid it is absorbed much quicker into your system as it is readily available for use by the body.

The technical bit:

Dermacoll stimulates extracellular matrix molecules in human skin cells, resulting in better hydration and reduced wrinkles and lines.

By regenerating and stimulating the under layer of the skin you can strengthen and improve the outer layers visibly reducing the signs of ageing lines and wrinkles.


Patsy on Wed 20 Mar


Tip of the day:

2 Essential Nutrients for a healthy hair, nails and skin;

Having a balanced and healthy diet packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids are necessary for overall wellbeing.

Listed below is the key nutrients that could boost your diet to support shiny hair, radiant skin and strong nails.

Vitamin A This is an essential vitamin for healthy skin. It supports skin cell regeneration to help heal wounds and acne scars.

Vitamin A deficiency may cause hair follicles to become plugged with protein, making the skin scaly, dry and rough and causing a bumpy appearance. This is most common on the face, back, neck, forearm, thighs and abdomen.

For clear skin and glowing complexion make sure to include plenty of fish oils; cod liver oil, sardine and salmon oil, leafy greens,red and yellow vegetables, eggs, and of course carrots in your diet.


Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant and helps manage free radical damage. It's essential in the production and absorption of collagen within the body.

Vitamin C deficiency can cause a dry and flaky scalp, split ends and spots.

Top up your vitamin c reserves daily by including foods that are rich in vitamin c such as oranges, parsley , red peppers, kale, brussel sprouts and berries.


Words by Proto-col


Patsy on Tue 19 Mar


Quote of the day:



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Special offer for the week

Lava shell massage is a type of massage therapy. In this therapy the therapist uses Tiger-striped clam shells as their massage tools, giving this treatment a unique and relaxing edge when compared to other types of massage.

The origin of Tiger-striped clam shells are traced back to the Philippines where they were harvested for food, and have been for hundreds of years. They used to just discard the shells. But when their relaxing properties and use in massage were discovered they started to recycle them for Lava shell massages.

It’s a warm massage, and the heat is generated within the shells by inserting ‘activator liquid’ and a ‘lava gel sachet’. Sometimes other properties like minerals are added, but the real healing and soothing comes from the heat and the shape of the shells.

Benefits of a Lava Shell Massage

  • Increases circulation of blood and oxygen in the body
  • Boost and stimulates lymph activity
  • Soothes aches and pains
  • Relaxes and rejuvenates the body
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Improves and strengthens the immune system


Back Neck and Shoulder Massage £35.00

Full Body Massage £57.00



Patsy on Fri 15 Mar


Radiance Skin Care

New life for asphyxiated skin

Environmental irritants related to lifestyle (stress, smoking, pollution etc.) generate cell malfunctions that are visible on the skin.

The complexion becomes dull and the skin lacks radiance. Bioxygene products with natural active ingredients protect the skin from harmful environmental irritants and restore radiance to the skin.

Mousse Nettoyante Bioxygene

Cleansing oxygenating foam

Gently cleanses and removes make-up from all types of skin

Eliminates impurities

Oxygenates the skin's cells

Leaves the skin perfectly clear, bright and soft

150ml £28.00


Patsy on Thu 14 Mar
  • Happiness
  • Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton
  • "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  • "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  • "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer


Patsy on Wed 13 Mar


Top Tip

The skin on the body is often dry and require daily care to feel soft and comfortable 

Eau Mirific Gentle scented body water

Perfumes the skin

Does not cause photosensitivity

Provides long-lasting freshness

 Protects the skin with a soft and gentle film



Patsy on Tue 12 Mar


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But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... and let it help make your day a little brighter.

  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou 


Patsy on Thu 7 Mar


What is Beauty?


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. Sophia Loren


Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. Alice Walker


Patsy on Wed 6 Mar


Top Tips for this Week


Full Body Exfoliation


One of the most soothing and healthy things you can do for your skin is to regularly exfoliate it.

Brushing the skin or using a body scrub to gently remove dead skin cells and allow for younger skin to be revealed.

Exfoliation also works on the lymphatic system helping your body to remove toxins.

It is particularly helpful if you are on a dieting programme.

Tiredness and lethargy are signs that your lymphatic system is not working as it should be and exfoliation is a great way to kick start it again.

This is also a great way to keep a tan alive.



Patsy on Sun 3 Mar


Happy Sunday Everyone

On Saturday after finishing work I took the bus to Lidl to do my weekly vegetable shopping was only in Lidl for about 45 minutes then I got a  bus back home.

I got off the bus and walked across the street, walking in front of me is a very frail looking person in green pyjamas and a pink dressing gown wearing pink slippers. 

Now last was very cold and windy so what is the person doing on the street in just her nightclothes, it is now 8.30pm and dark.

I stopped and ask if I could help her, she said " no dear I am on my way to see a friend" I asked her where her friend lived she didn't know her friends name or address.

We walked for a little while but I knew it was too much for her so when a young man stopped to ask if he could help I asked him to call either the ambulance or the police. 

 I have now wrapped Dora she said this was her name  in my pashmina to keep her warm, the young man and another passer-by stayed until the police came. 

We only had to wait about 10mins before the police turned up and the lady was helped into their car and we all left and went on our ways, I hope she got home safe.

She was a very sweet lady just a little confused , there were other people on the street last night that just walked right by her with out stopping how do they justified their action.

We all need to be responsible for those whom need help no matter how small the help maybe that they  need.


Patsy on Sat 2 Mar


Guam Body Special £71.00 Normal Price £81.00


Guam Body Wrap - Used by over 1 Million Italian Women

Guam seaweed Mud is a unique formula containing fresh young seaweed, green clay , photo-extract and essential oils.

We recommend a course of 6 treatments preferably 2 per week.

How it works: You will be body brushed to increase circulation before being covered with the Guam mud wrapped in plastic sheet and cocooned in a heated blanket for 45 minutes this intensifies the effect.

The skin absorbs the mud then neutralises the acids in the body it then draws the waste out through the skin.

The mud is removed from the skin with water and an application of cream is applied to stabilise the tissues.

(1)Body Blitz: Cellulite with extra firming and toning this exhilarating wrap combines ice-cold menthol mud with heated blanket; the hot/cold effect is excellent for extra toning and firming. Reducing cellulite, adipose fatty tissue, detoxifies, Re mineralises and tones.

(2)Body Contour: Cellulite :Warm mud rather than cold this wrap is for you! Reduces cellulite, adipose fatty tissues, detoxifies, re-mineralises and tones.

(3)Body Slim: Oedema Cellulite - Water retention Reduces oedema cellulite, drinks the tissues of excess fluid stimulates the circulation, detoxifies, re- mineralises and tones.



Patsy on Fri 1 Mar


Guinot Youth Cleansing Skincare

Cleanses and removes make-up without disturbing the acid mantle.

Longevitine : firms the skin and restores a more youthful appearance.
Shea Oil : restructures the lipid barrier.
Hydrocyte Complex with hyaluronic acid : hydrates and restores comfort.

The cream texture softly and comfortably envelops the skin.

Clean Logic Range is designed to restore and provide specific lipids to help fight against the natural signs of aging while renewing the skin's moisture barrier.

This collection includes two products, the cleansing cream and revitalizing lotion that work to moisturize the skin while cleansing it from impurities and gently exfoliating.

Key Ingredients

Cleansing Care Cream:

  • Logevitine
  • Shea oil
  • Hydrocyte complex
  • Hyaluronic acid

Revitalizing Care Lotion

  • Papain
  • Jojoba oil
  • Trace elements

Clean Logic Cleanser 150ml £35.00

Clean Logic Lotion 200ml £35.00



Patsy on Thu 28 Feb


Life in General

I woke up this morning to a Beautiful day if a little wet in places, I had the energy to climb out of that bed (I would have loved to have a onesie day but hey) got myself ready and I am off to work.

 So many did not have that energy this day to get out of bed or even leave their homes, so while I am  writing this today I am remembering those that could not muster the energy this day or maybe next to see what a Beautiful day every day truly is.


Patsy on Wed 27 Feb


Thing Women With Healthy Skin Do

Although your genes determine how well or badly your skin will age, the way you nurture your skin can slow down the ageing process. Here are a few habits of women that look after their skin to preserve its beauty year after year.

They Drink Water;

Lack of water can seriously damage your skin and your overall wellbeing. even oily skin can get dehydrated and if you're not consuming enough water you will likely have an uneven skin tone.

They Eat Healthy:

It is said that poor nutrition is as damaging to your skin as smoking. Sugars accelerate the skins ageing process by breaking down collagen in your skin.

They use sunscreen:

Sun exposure damages the skin. Applying a sun cream high in SPF will minimise the free radical damage caused by the sun's UV lights.


Forewords by proto-col


Patsy on Fri 22 Feb



Moisturising Shower Cream 200ml £12.00

Velvet Skin Body Lotion 200ml £20.00

Sculpt Expert 200ml £30.00

Nourishing Body Balm 150ml £25.00

Stretch Mark Cream 200ml £35.00

Your Day Time Routine

Patsy on Thu 21 Feb


Day Time Routine


Yesterday we talked about Late-Night Beauty Tips, today we need to remember our day time routine.

For the day it is as simply as:




SERUM after toning

EXFOLIATE once to twice per week

MASK once per week

Now let's get on with our day

Late Night Beauty Tips

Patsy on Wed 20 Feb


Few of us expect to wake up looking great, a few steps that early morning stunners include in their beauty regime.

(1) Drink Water - Alcohol, coffee, soft drinks can all increase toxins level in the our body and these can build up in our skin. Hydrate yourself with water, especially as bed time nears.

(2) Get Rich - Choose a rich, creamy moisturiser as your sleeping beauty partner. Our skin absorbs more moisture at night to enable rapid repair.

A rich moisturiser is not for everyone so a serum or lotion can be used.

(3) Sleep Deep - If getting enough sleep is a challenge, experiment a little. Nightwear, bed times, light levels and proximity to phone and clocks can all be tweaked to help you get the hours your body craves.

(4) The eyes have it - When applying night creams, avoid the eye area to minimise irritation Try sleeping with a black-out eye mask to promote blissful sleep.

(5) Pillow Talk - Even if you're religious about removing your make- up and cleaning your skin before bed, be sure to change your pillowcase regularly: they can harbour bacteria.

And buy the best pillow you can afford


Late night beauty  tips from: proto-col

Quote Of The Day

Patsy on Tue 19 Feb


"Quote Of The Day"

" It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything.

There is only now. And you may as well do it now.

Generally speaking , now is a good a time as any."

- Hugh Laurie

My Clients

Patsy on Sun 17 Feb


Good afternoon everyone, once again we have had a beautiful sunny Sunday and I hope that everyone has made the most of this day.

It has been a very busy day at the salon today and would like to take the time to thank all my clients for choosing to book their appointment with me at Amber Beauty Salon.

Without clients like these I would not, have a salon that has been going for almost 19 years. It is very easy not to show appreciation to the people that keeps your lively hood going and the people that keeps you focus with the task at hand.

So to all my clients Thank You


Are you available for a Facial next week? Liftosome

Patsy on Sat 16 Feb


Then why not drop in for a Guinot Liftosome facial treatment which helps to firm the skin and tighten the features ,in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the face.

A unique treatment method combining firming, regenerating ingredients with Mask Thermolift , which diffuses heat to improve penetration and cell activity.

Pro-Collagen concentrate diffuses deep down thanks to the gentle heat of Thermolift Mask; Pro-Collagen restores the skins elasticity and firmness.

As soon as the treatment is over, you will visibly see a younger looking complexion and facial features that are lifted and firmer.

3 x treatment is recommended 1 per week for 3 week then finish off with a Hydradermie Facial for a deep-down cleanse.

 3 treatment for £180.00



Product You Would Like

Patsy on Fri 15 Feb


Products You Would Like:

Serum Longue Vie Decollete    Smoothing and Firming Youth Serum Decollete


The Skin and Fills Dehydration Lines


By Synthesising Elastic Fibres Which Strengthen the Skin's Support Tissues


Thanks to 56 Cellular Ingredients Essential to Cell Activity and Longevity

50ml £57.00

What to Do with Your Mask Once You Get Home

Patsy on Thu 14 Feb


What to Do with Your Mask Once You Get Home

You had a great facial you have a therapist that knows your concerns.You have monthly facials with the same therapist you are both working together to get the best result possible, so you have now purchased your mask on the advice of your therapist.

You are now alone at home with your mask ,you can sort of remember what your therapist said about using it, but you are not sure and the instruction on the back is too small to read what to do?

You have Oily / Oily Combination skin you have your Purifying/ Balancing mask.

Try using you mask twice per week on clean skin, if you have a break out put your masks on the new breakout over night to bring down the redness.

You have Normal/Dry skin so you are now using a Hydrating and Revitalising mask.

Use your mask twice per week on clean skin. There are times when the skin is not looking as radiant as you would like, try leaving your mask on overnight.

Don't go too heavy with the mask you don't want it all over your pillow.

You have Sensitive Skin, so you are using a Soothing and Protection mask.

As above apply mask to a clean skin at least twice per week leave on for 10/15 minutes. A sensitive can look dry and red at times leave your mask on overnight this should be done only when needed and not on a weekly basis.

Enjoy looking after your skin it's for life!!!

Facial Masks

Patsy on Wed 13 Feb


Facial Masks

If you have an oily or combination skin then try using a clay mask, a clay mask will help to draw oil and dirt to the surface of the skin. The clay mask contains Kaolin (Mineral clay found in nature) and Bentonite (Absorbent aluminium clay).

Cream masks or gel masks are formulated to hydrate and nourish the skin. 

Before applying a mask make sure your skin is clean start by cleansing and exfoliating once done pat the face dry then apply your mask  leave on for 10 to 15 minutes or follow direction on our product.

Thought For The Day

Patsy on Tue 12 Feb


If Someone Offers You An Amazing Opportunity, But You Are Not Sure How You Can Do It.

SAY YEs -Then Figure Out How To Do It Later


Richard Branson

96th Birthday

Patsy on Sun 10 Feb


Good afternoon out there, apologies for not posting yesterday.

I had a very busy day at work on Saturday and once I finished at the salon I went to my great aunt for a little celebration she turned 96 yes 96 on Friday 8 February 2019.

She is amazing she still has all her wits about her and very funny with it. It was great to be with the family for an evening of just being together and enjoying ourselves. 

It's a little grey and drizzly here in Marylebone but not too cold which makes life a litter easier. There has been road works going on at Baker Street for months now, but the last few days has been a little frustrating  with most of Baker Street closed due to road resurfacing going on and I am sure will still be going on throughout next week.

Apart from that I am having a good day with great clients and a warm salon.

Fridays Deal

Patsy on Fri 8 Feb


Fridays Deal

Purchase Guinot Crème Solaire Anti-Age Visage SPF 50+ 50ml £62.25

         and Receive Longue Vie Soleil Corps 150ml Worth £39.75 Free

Purchase Guinot Huile Seche Anti-age Corps 150ml £39.75 and receive a free Sun Bag

Winter Sun

Patsy on Thu 7 Feb

Winter Sun 

At this time of year quit a few people will leave off using sun protection. This is not a good thing we still get winter sun even in grey old London.

It's very windy outside today ,yet the sun is still trying to make an appearance which mean sun protection should be out of the cupboard and on your face , neck and decollete.

Anyone out and about during the day at least a produce with a SPF of 40 should be wore, someone that is more indoors an SPF of 20/30 should do the trick , if you prefer to go higher that's okay.

Sun protection is anti-ageing it protects your skin from the UVB (Ultraviolet B)and UVA ( Ultraviolet A) rays.

Cleanse ,Tone, Moisturise

Patsy on Wed 6 Feb


Cleanse ,Tone ,Moisturise

This is the 3 main steps to maintain a healthy skin, cleanse tone and moisturise should be done 2 times per day that's morning and evening.

Morning because we sweat and produce oils on our face at night and evenings because we are now caring the days environment on our face.

Cleansing removes excess oils , dead skin cells and impurities from the skin and helps to improve its health and radiance . 

The toner aids in removing any left behind dirt or oils from your cleansing treatment and restores the skins PH balance.

Moisturising the best way to hydrate your skin, whether your skin is Dry, Sensitive or Oily-Combination this stage of your home-care cannot be missed out.

At all times use the moisturiser that is best suited to your skin type for maximum benefits.


Don't Ask Them

Patsy on Tue 5 Feb


One of the Biggest Dream Killers is asking advice of people who've Never Done What you are trying to do.

Who've never taken big risks and who have never had the courage to step outside of their own comfort zone.

                                     No, Don't Ask Them.

Ask the people who have done it.

Ask the people Who Felt The Fear, Thought about all the reason it could Fail and went for It Anyway.

                            Fabienne Fredrickson



Could Have Had A Sunday Lay In Today

Patsy on Sun 3 Feb

I wanted a lay in today but I have 1 client booked for 10.30am. I wanted to cancel her yesterday but she has booked in so its only fair for me to take the time and be here. 

I am up and dressed  and off to the tube station is a beautiful sunny day I feel blessed, I get to the salon I switch on wax pots and machines. I set up for my 1 and only client and get changed into my uniform.

I sit down to check for emails the first one to pop up was sent at 10.14am by my 1 and only client to say she has been sick all night and will not be coming in for her appointment.

At this point I am not feeling so blessed ,she could have called at 08.00am this morning and leave a message to say she was unwell I would have got that message or send her email earlier but no.

I always think about my clients but some time it would be nice if the clients also thought about their therapist, she doesn't know that she is my only client for today but to cancel your appointment 16 minutes before you are due in is not good.

Have a blessed day


This Week Special Offers

Patsy on Sat 2 Feb

This weeks special offers are:

3 x Endermologie Body Treatment £175.00


3 x Caci Body Toning Treatment £118.00

Treatment are to be paid for as a course

Getting my Post the wrong way round

Patsy on Fri 1 Feb

Yesterday I posted a blog all about body products but after publishing this I realised that what I wrote I should be putting up today. This is all a little backward but I am going to run with it anyway so here goes.

At this time of the year Face and Body exfoliating is king and after exfoliating to use the right moisturiser for face and body.

But I must stress a good Serum is a must have take for instance the Guinot Serum Long Vie The 56 active ingredients of the cellular life complex stimulate the vital functions for a more youthful looking skin. Contain rejuvenating active ingredients, restores skin elasticity.

Serum Nutri Cellulaire: Stimulates the production of nourishing elements essential for beautiful skin. Nourishes, softens and restores comfort to the skin.

You don't have to buy yourself a  serum from Guinot you just have to buy a serum that you like and use it daily under your moisturiser.


Products I Would Recommend

Patsy on Thu 31 Jan

The body products I would recommend for this cold weather we are have are;

(1) Guinot Nourishing Body Balm with Pro-Ceramides

Gentle and soothing nourishing balm. Apply to the entire body focusing on dry areas

150 ml £25.00

(2) Guinot Moisturising Shower Cream with Argon Oil

200ml £13.00

Tips For Winter Skin

Patsy on Wed 30 Jan

At this time of year my top tip is to exfoliate at least twice per week with a gel or grain exfoliator.

Once you have done your exfoliating make sure to  use a nourishing moisturiser on your face and neck.

Products that can be used for exfoliating are: 

Guinot Gommage Biologic and Gommage Eclat Parfait 

Crystal Clear Face and Body Polish and there Oxygen Face Polish.

For a nourishing moisturiser try using:

Guinot Crème Nutrition Confort , Crème Anti-Rides or Crème Hydra Beaute 

Crystal Clear Intense Anti-Ageing Serum.

For those with a sensitive skin Guinot Crème Pur confort or Crème Protection Reparatrice.

On sunny days don't forget to apply a sun protection.

Keep looking after you and your skin

Thought Of The Day

Patsy on Tue 29 Jan


Your Thoughts Create Your Life

Master Your Mind And Change Your Life

Caci Amino-Lift Peptide Complex

Patsy Braham on Tue 21 Aug

A unique combination of advance amino acids and plant-derived peptides helps to minimise the look of facial expression lines and wrinkles.

Guinot Eau Mirific Skin Freshness Body Mist

Patsy Braham on Wed 15 Aug

The skin on the body is often dry and requires daily care to feel soft and comfortable.