• Ladies Winter Knitwear

    The weather in the UK is colder and greyer recently. As we approach halloween, and our thoughts turn to all the autumnal activities that you will looking forward to over the next few months, a lot of people will inevitably also start to think about knitwear, and how to stay warm and cosy.

    Some people have a few trusty items of knitwear which they turn to again and again, but most will look to seeking out new trends for knitwear during the season. After all, ladies knitwear does not have to be a boring old jumper.

    Ladies’ fashion store, Goose Island, will certainly have your knitwear sorted this season:

    Being cosy and comfortable can sometimes feel like you have to make style sacrifices. Big, thick, woolly jumpers are great for keeping out the cold, but can be overly cumbersome under a coat, and can also appear quite shapeless.

    Women’s knitwear doesn’t always have to be about bulky jumpers; there are many more options that will keep you warm, but still remain stylish.

    cardiganPonchos, cardigans, jumpers, and even dresses can be the essential style fix for you this winter, and there are so many wonderful designs, patterns, and colours available, that you will have no excuse to stick to a boring old jumper.

    Also, it is never too early to think about Christmas. Add a few knitwear items on your list for Santa, and look forward to snuggling up in them on Christmas day. Even better, look out for some lovely stylish knitwear pieces to give as gifts!

  • Botox Treatment

    Botox treatments.
    Botox treatments.

    Botox treatment is popular in the UK with people turning to it to help them look younger. Some people however, go rushing into the treatment without considering things like botox treatment costs or any health consequences that come with botox treatment.

    Dr Neil White performs botox treatments on a regular basis from his laserase Wales clinic based in South Wales. For his clinic, he regularly writes blogs for the different treatments he performs, and I thought his blog on botox treatments was so informative that I wanted to share it with you…

    Botox Treatment

    Botox treatment involves injecting a substance called Botulinum Toxin into areas of the skin mainly to reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles. Botox injections are used mainly for cosmetic purposes but botox treatment can also be used for medical purposes….

    Botox Laser Treatment

    If you are still looking for information on botox treatments, then there is more available n the laserase Wales website.

  • Botox Treatment For Migraines

    Botox treatment for migraines.
    Botox treatment for migraines.

    In 2010, a new way of treating migraines was approved. This method was using botox to treat migraines. This may seem like a bit of an odd way to treat migraines, but it’s becoming more of a popular method.

    In South Wales, Laserase Wales offer botox migraine treatments to it’s clients. Dr Neil White from the clinic has written a blog post to highlight the benefits and what process occurs when using botox as a method of treating migraines


    Botox Treatment For Migraines

    Botox treatment is widely considered to be used purely for cosmetic reasons and therefore has received some bad press over the years. But Laserase Wales offers botox treatment to treat a number of medical conditions. One medical condition that Laserase Wales treats with botox treatment is for headaches and migraines…

    Botox Laser Treatment

    Botox migraine treatments are becoming more frequent and as more people use them the safer this method is. The laserase Wales website is full of information about botox and botox treatments available.

  • Botox Treatment For Sweating

    Botox treatment for sweating.
    Botox treatment for sweating.

    Some people just can’t help it, but sweating excessively is something that happens without any reason or warning. And sometimes, the sweating can start whilst your in front of a group of people or out in public. If you’re one of those people who are looking for help, then there’s a new way of stopping sweaty armpits that you may never have expected.

    Botox is the answer. Understandably, that may not make sense to you. But as this blog post I have found from laserase Wales explains, botox treatment for sweating is an actual thing. And an actual thing that works. The blog post I have found below will provide you the information you need…

    Botox Treatment For Sweating

    Excessive sweating is an actual medical condition that is called hyperhidrosis. This is when the sweat glands in the body produce more moisture than they usually do on the normal person…

    Dr Neil White explains laser botox treatment:

    Hopefully that has helped you a little bit, good luck in finding the right treatment and make sure to check laserase Wales for more information about botox treatment.

  • Finding A Safe Botox Clinic

    Laserase botoxMaybe you’re having botox as a personnel gift to yourself, or maybe you just need botox for confidence reasons, whatever the reasons behind your decision to have botox, it’s important that you find the safest place to have the treatment.

    Dr Neil White from Laserase Wales has written a fantastic, in-depth blog about finding the safest botox clinics for yourself which you can find below…

    Botox Clinics

    When a patient is considering having botox treatment from a specialised clinic, it is important to check that the clinic is a suitable place to receive treatment. Patients should ensure that the clinic that they go to for botox treatment is fully certified and is specialised enough to ensure that the best possible treatment is received….

    Botox Laser Treatment

  • Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

    Tattoo_removal_2Are you concerned about the possible pain you might face while receiving laser tattoo removal treatment? Many sights on the internet offer opinions and ideas of how to limit the pain you may face, but are they really helpful?

    Dr Neil White has been working in the tattoo removal profession for many years. He has written a blog for LaseraseWales.co.uk, going into depth about some of the pains you may face when receiving laser tattoo removal…

    Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt

    When some people get a tattoo, there is a chance that in the future some will grow to regret ever having it done and want it to be removed. But the actual task of getting the tattoo removed may be one that you are dreading, making you unsure as to whether to go ahead with the tattoo removal treatment. Maybe the thoughts going through your head are preventing you from getting your tattoo removed.   So the burning questions are: does laser tattoo removal hurt? Does laser tattoo removal leave scars? Does tattoo removal even work?

    Laser Tattoo Removal:

  • The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

    Tattoo_removalAre you one of many people in the UK with tattoos? Then there may be a chance that you have a tattoo that you regret and may be looking to get rid of. If so, then laser tattoo removal is the thing for you. Laser tattoo removal does exactly what it says on the tin, a machine uses lasers to remove your tattoo.

    If you have heard about it, then people may have talked about the cost of laser tattoo removal to you which may made you think of using other methods. Before you make a decision, I recommend reading this great blog by Neil White for Laserase Wales talking about the cost of laser tattoo removal…

    The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

    If you have a tattoo that you now regret, then you are likely to be looking at ways in which you can get the tattoo removed.

    But you may have heard from several different sources that the laser tattoo removal cost is expensive and think that it may be too costly for you. For this reason, you may be looking at some alternate ways in which you can get rid of your unwanted tattoos at a reduced price…

    Dr Neil White talks about laser tattoo removal…

  • Energy Efficiency Schemes Across Wales

    Gas boiler connectionsIt’s important that your home is as energy efficient as possible, particularly as gas and electricity bills are continuing to go up. Across Wales there are a number of organisations that work to help home owners and tenants to improve the energy efficiency of homes; unfortunately there are also some organisations who are using the grants available to make a quick buck for themselves.
    So can you tell if an organisation offering energy efficiency improvements is genuine.

    In the first instance, businesses who work with Welsh Government approval do not carry out cold calling for their energy efficiency schemes. Some, less than honest businesses, claim that they are working under government schemes when in fact they are not; and they ask for an up-front payment to cover administrative costs. Authorised and approved organisations such as Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes, who have access to Nest or Arbed funding, do not request pre-payment. So if you are told that an organisation is working under a Welsh Government scheme you should firstly ask which scheme. Then check that that the scheme does actually exist and that you are eligible for funding.

    As a guideline, the schemes that the Welsh Government word under are as foolows:


    Nest is a Welsh Government scheme that offers eligible householders a ‘complete house’ package of energy efficiency improvements free of charge. Each home is considered on an individual basis and usually covers offers ranging from a new gas boiler and central heating system through to loft and cavity wall insulation together with external wall insulation. Homes are surveyed by a Nest qualified energy assessor who provides a report on what works are required to achieve energy efficiencies in the property.

    To qualify for Nest funding, applicants must undergo a benefits means test; the property must be privately owned or rented from a private landlord; and it has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F or G. If you do not meet these criteria, you may still be eligible for partial grant funding to insulate your home.

    What’s more, Nest offers householders across Wales advice and guidance on how to reduce their energy bills and can pass on details of other grants for home energy improvements.

    Nest also provides a range of advice and support services to help householders reduce their fuel bills. It can also refer eligible householders for free or subsidised home energy improvements.

    All documents relating to the Nest initiative will include Welsh Government logos on them. If you are presented documents from a possible supplier that does not have these endorsements, then they are not a genuine provider under the Nest scheme.


    Arbed is Welsh for ‘to save’ and is another Welsh Government initiative designed to improve energy efficiencies and reduce the cost of heating of homes within a specific area of Wales. Arbed funding is delivered through local authorities and other registered social landlords rather than to householders directly.

    The aim of Arbed funding is to provide financial support to homes in deprived areas where fuel poverty is at its highest. Some of the measures offered under Arbed include improvements to insulation, replacement of old and inefficient boilers, switching to affordable and renewable fuel, the installation of further energy efficient systems.

    If you are living in an area where there is an Arbed scheme, you will be contacted directly by the scheme manager or local authority in question.

    UK Government schemes

    Householders in Wales can also access free or subsidised energy improvement schemes under the UK Government. These include the ‘Green Deal’ and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) schemes, both of which were launched in 2013.
    These initiatives help householders and businesses to increase their energy efficiencies by making improvements to the properties without having to pay all of the costs up front.
    For more information about Welsh and UK Government energy efficiency schemes and how to make sure they are genuine, visit www.wales.gov.uk


  • Guidance for SME’s planning to expand

    employee handbookThe CIPD has reported that more SME’s across the UK look set to increase the size of their workforce than larger organisations and corporates.

    With this in mind, these small and medium sized organisations need to ensure they have processes in place to make sure that this expansion does not impact negatively on the values and the culture of the organsiation.   This should be a key element in any recruitment drive and will be vital when it comes to successful growth.

    The culture within a company can impact directly on the retention of employees and job satisfaction.  It can also help to acheive all business targets.   The risk when a small organisation starts to expand is that it can lose sight of its core values and the targets become blurred and unclear.

    Vision & Values

    Most business owners believe that ensuring they continue to embrace their vision and values is paramount to their continued success.   This is why it is so important to remember this as an organisation expands.  It’s also vital to ensure that all employees understand  the company’s targets and objectives and the risk when expanding is that the new employees don’t have the same understanding.

    Growth & Expansion

    On a postive note, growth and expansion, if managed properly by a professional organisation such as hchr, can be used as an opportunity to recommunicate and underpin a company’s vision and values to existing and new employees.

    Maintaining the original values requires effort and purpose but is particularly important when it comes to customer service standards and employee retention rates.

  • Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?

    Treatments for laser hair removalAlthough laser treatment is one of the most popular, modern solutions to hair removal.  Unfortunately, despite its effectiveness, this treatment is not getting the recognition it deserves as many potential patients are not getting the right information or advice.

    What’s more, the laser hair removal treatment industry is becoming tarred with the same brush as cheaper treatments (such as IPL) which are not as effective when it comes to permanent hair removal.   Clinics that offer these cheaper treatments are driven by making a sale rather than delivering an effective, professional treatment.  In some instances, practitioners will carry out laser hair removal without a proper consultation and will even treat people who do not need it.

    Trained Clinician

    The best laser hair removal treatments that deliver real results can only be carried out by a fully trained, clinician at certified Laser Hair Removal clinic. Laser hair removal is not effective on all skin or hair colours (such as grey, blond or red hair) so it’s important to have a full consultation prior to embarking on any form of treatment to ensure that it will work on you.

    A person’s hair has three growth cycles and of these is the ‘active’ cycle and this is the best time to carry out laser hair removal  (80% of hair should be in this cycle for treatment to be effective).   If your hair is in a ‘resting’ or ‘fall out’ cycle then laser hair removal won’t work.  In other words, if you have the treatmetn whilst your hair is in the inactive stage, then there will be no effect on the hair follicle.

    A fully trained clinician will understand these cycles and be in a position to advise when is the best time to have the treatment.   They will also ensure that the settings of the lasers are appropriate for your hair type and carry out treatments in properly spaced out sessions.

    Growth Cycles

    In general,  the first three hair removal treatments should be carried out every 4 weeks, the next two treatments should be 5 weeks apart and thereafter approximately 6 weeks apart.  This schedule applies to treatments being carried out on small areas; patients looking to have their hair removed from areas such as the back or legs will need further treatments from 8 to 12 weeks apart.

    As you can’t tell yourself what stage of the growth cycle you are in, a general guideline is that on average, the growth cycle of smaller areas is every 28 to 32 days.   To guarantee to catch the hair in its growth cycle, then approximately 6 treatments will be required so 80% of the hairs are in their active cycle.