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Makeup brushes are essential tools for every cosmetics bag – but when was the last time you cleaned yours? … read more
Makeup brushes are essential tools for every cosmetics bag – but when was the last time you cleaned yours? Like a trusted best friend, Mii’s Cleanse & Condition Brush Balm is the perfect companion for cleansing your makeup brushes. So, to remove makeup build-up, keep brushes in perfect condition and get the best performance from your makeup, just follow these 5 simple steps:
Holding your brush with the head facing down, dampen hairs with lukewarm water and gently swirl over the balm until you see the foam take on colour.
Rinse the brush head thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear and bubble free.
Tap the sides of the brush handle against your arm to remove excess water and to help the brush head return to its natural state.
Lay flat on a towel to dry completely.
Lightly rinse the balm, tip out any excess water from the case and leave the lid off to dry ready for your next use.
Tip From Mii
To keep brushes clean and in good condition, we recommend cleansing them every two to four weeks.
Use regularly for flawless makeup application and to extend the life of your brushes.
Our tanning pro Shelley shares her tips on how to restore your skin to its midsummer beauty. … read more
Happy Winter Skin
Well, there’s no doubt about it, winter is well and truly here! And whilst the weather outside might be dull and unsightly, your skin needn’t be…
Seriously Smooth Skin
Exfoliating regularly will help to slough away dead skin cells and increase circulation, but be careful not to over-exfoliate as it can thin the skin’s surface (ouch!) and cause it to become even drier. Take a gentle approach by using Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating Gloves with your body cleanser regularly in the shower. For extra smoothness, use with Seriously Smoothing Exfoliator. The perfectly round grains gently and evenly exfoliate, leaving skin silky smooth.
TIP: massage all over in a light circular, sweeping motion, starting with the feet and gradually moving up towards the heart.
When the weather becomes cold outside it’s tempting to want to linger in a hot shower. But, spending too long in the heat can compromise your skins ability to lock-in moisture. To prevent this, stick to a 15-minute limit and keep your shower on warm.
Get a moisturising habit
As we get older our skin’s natural oil levels decrease, so in order to keep skin smooth, soft and youthful-looking, moisturise daily after you shower. Seriously Smoothing Moisturiser is fast absorbing, leaving you with a silky finish and giving you long-lasting hydration – it also helps to prolong your colour post-tan (and smells oh so beautiful!)
TIP: Pat skin with a towel so it’s damp, not completely dry, then, leaving the bathroom door shut to trap steam, slather on body moisturiser to seal in moisture and keep skin hydrated. Warm your chosen body moisturiser in your palms and apply using circular movements, starting from your feet and working towards your heart, focusing particularly on dry areas like knees, elbows, and ankles.
Feel the glow
A dark tan can feel out of place against a backdrop of grey skies, so for natural radiance throughout winter, go for a subtle glow with a gradual tan. Our Daily Boost Body Cream for a Gradual Tan is super-hydrating and can be used every day to build a sun-kissed, year-round glow.
For a little something special try a light dusting of illuminating bronzer such as Mii Celestial Skin Shimmer over décolletage and across arms and shins.
Say goodbye to gloss, it’s time to master matte with Mii … read more
Master Matte with Mii
Master Matte with Mii
Prep the lips before applying colour to make them appear baby-soft and smooth. Use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips, so the Passion Matte Lip Lover will glide on more easily and lips will stay flake-free
Remove excess oil – dab a little Mii Complete Cream Concealer over lips prior to applying Passion Matte Lip Lover for a true colour pop!
Outline lips with the accompanying shade of Alluring Lip Liner. Begin with the Cupid’s bow, then work from the outer corners of the mouth upwards and inwards. Fill the entire lip with liner to create the perfect base for the lipstick, helping the colour look more intense and stay all day
Arch lips and apply Passion Matte Lip Lover in sweeping strokes – avoid rubbing lips together to prevent smudging. Use a Mii Lip Lover Brush to work the pigment evenly into lips for a deeper concentration of colour
For precise application, clean stray edges and Cupid’s bow with the same concealer you used prior to applying your Passion Matte Lip Lover. Use a Mii Precise Concealer Brush or cotton bud
To set lips and help your colour to last even longer, blot lipstick with a single ply of tissue
Make the most of the festive season with Mii’s gorgeous new gifting range. From showstopping lashes and brows that wow, to a touch of sparkle and a beautiful little hanging treat to decorate your tree.… read more
Celebrate Christmas with Mii
Precious Gem Collection
Add some sparkle to every look, with a free limited edition jewel studded kabuki brush.
Add a luxurious luminescence to your look with our hero illuminator, packed with 100% pure glistening mineral and energising rubies, a shimmery lip gloss with uber-shine and limited edition jewel studded kabuki brush, perfect for your party bag.
Create eyes that mesmerise and brows that arch with impact this party season.
Includes: Showstopping Lash Lover, Statement Brow Powder and a set of brow stencils. Statement Brow Powder available in: Fair, Medium, Dark and Darker.
Party Perfection Collection
Because girls just want to have fun!
Your perfect pre-party touches that leave skin bathed in a (temporary but rain-proof) golden glow, boost lashes for instant flirt-ability and add a touch of shimmer and shine to your under-the-mistletoe pout.
Includes: Instant Shimmer Temporary Tanning Lotion, Love Lashes in Seductress and Simply Charming, and a Dazzling Lip Glitz.
Dazzling Lip Glitz
Spread a little sparkle with every smile.
For an irresistible shimmer and vivacious shine, our lightweight, non-sticky lip sheen is infused with thousands of iridescent particles for a sheer wash of colour and light-reflecting brilliance. Beautiful when worn alone, or apply over lipstick to add dazzling dimension. It also looks great as a hanging gift on the tree. Available in Cosmo and Club Soda.
Mini Mii Brush Collection
Good things come in small packages.
For flawless makeup wherever you are, our travel-ready brush set includes all your essentials. With full-sized heads but shorter handles, these perfectly shaped, silk-soft beauties come complete with a compact roll case to protect them on the go.
Includes: an Eyeliner & Brows Brush, a Concealer Brush, an Eyeshadow Brush, a Foundation Brush and a Powder & Blush Brush.
I’m a bit obsessed with my brows so I like to make sure they are always well groomed and defined, even on a Sunday! … read more
Number of years in the industry… I started in the beauty industry at the age of 17 working on the cosmetics counter in Debenhams. I then went and worked for L’Occitane whilst completing my level 2 qualification at Abingdon and Witney college. After working for two years in a Customer Service role I went back into beauty and have been at Creations Hair and Beauty Group for a year now. I’ve gained a level 3 qualification alongside electrolysis & ear piercing. I am still learning every day, but I love it.
What I do… I provide level 2 & 3 treatments within the salon. I’m hoping to expand my skill set and learn more treatments to add to our services.
The best thing about working with Mii is… It’s natural, the pigments are colourful, long-lasting and the range of products are constantly growing. Every client in the salon who has tried it loves it. We have one client who is allergic to almost everything, but she tried just one product to begin with and couldn’t believe it when her eyes weren’t watering at the end of the day, so she come back for more!
My favourite Mii product is… Miraculous Colour Corrector. It covers every single blemish on your skin and is moisturising too. I also love the Miracle Base Brush, it makes your foundation look air brushed and flawless!
When I’m having some Mii time I like to… I follow beauty bloggers on YouTube so I like to keep up with those. I love to go shopping, spending time with my friends and my puppy, Max. I’m also addicted to reality TV!
My signature makeup look is…I’m a bit obsessed with my brows so I like to make sure they’re always well groomed and defined… even on a Sunday! I tend to experiment more with my eyes on a night out, but day-to-day I use the Enhancing Eye Prep on it’s own as a base as it wakes my eyes up, with some mascara. I love to use Uplifting Cheek Colour in Kissed to give me some colour alongside Moisturising Lip Lover. My favourite shade is Smile.
My top tip for those of you wanting to get into Beauty is… I’ve put a lot of time and money into gaining my qualifications. Be sure that you know it’s what you want to do and your passion will grow from there! It’s such a huge industry which is why there is demand for passionate and self-driven therapists. There is nothing better than making people feel good about themselves.
If you’re a Mii Expert who would like to share your love for what you do, please email email@example.com for more information on how you could feature on our blog next month.
It’s the age old tanning question… “How do I get my tan to last longer?” Well lovelies, it’s simple. The secret to an enviable, longer-lasting tan comes down to one thing: the prep.… read more
Power in the Prep
Power in the Prep
It’s the age old tanning question… “How do I get my tan to last longer?” Well lovelies, it’s simple. The secret to an enviable, longer-lasting tan comes down to one thing: the prep. Yes, preparing for your tan is just as important as caring for it. So to help you get the most out of your tan, follow these steps to buff, scrub and moisturise your way to perfectly prepped skin.
EXFOLIATE & REMOVE
24 hours before you tan, use Seriously Smoothing Exfoliator to slough away dead skin cells from the face and body, starting with the feet and gradually moving up towards the heart. Be sure to pay extra special attention to dry areas like knees, elbows and feet. For a deeper exfoliation, use with Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating gloves, or if you’re short on time, our double sided Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating Wipes will prep your skin for tanning in a hurry. Follow by removing any unwanted body hair and moisturise using Seriously Smoothing Moisturiser. Warm in your palms and apply using circular movements, starting from your feet and working towards your heart.
On tanning day, shower but stick to a 15-minute limit as spending too long in the heat can compromise your skin’s ability to hold moisture. Do not apply oils as this can act as a barrier to the tan. Pat skin with a towel so it’s damp, but not completely dry.
Before you tan, protect any dry areas by using Seriously Smoothing Moisturiser, focusing particularly on:
Feet – including around the ankle, over Achilles, along sides, over top of foot and between toes
Hands – including palms, in between fingers and wrist
Rub in until clear, but not completely absorbed.
A few handy tips to do before you tan…
Remove any deodorant or perfume with an oil free wipe such as our Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating Wipes and remove makeup using an oil free makeup remover.
If your nails are bare, apply a clear base coat to protect them from staining.
Remove any jewellery, except piercings.
Tie your hair back to prevent any excess tan from getting in your hair.
Hmmm this is difficult – there are so many to choose from! But if I had to pick it would have to be…. … read more
All about Mii… Daniella
What I do… it varies from day to day, but mainly I manage and oversee all our social media activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. This ranges from creating content to answering any customer queries. It’s fast paced so I’m always busy!
The best thing about working with Mii is… being part of a team that is so passionate about the brand and the products.
My favourite Mii product is… hmmm this is difficult – there are so many to choose from! But if I had to pick it would have to be Alluring Lip Liner. I love the colours and they last so well.
When I’m having some Mii time I like to… keep busy! I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and boyfriend, especially when there’s food involved! I think it’s important to keep fit and stay in shape so I go to the gym on a regular basis as well as practice yoga. My favourite thing to do on a Sunday is go for long walks in the park with my boyfriend and his pet dog, Hiro.
My signature makeup look is… fairly simple; fresh faced, groomed brows and a few coats of mascara. I’m a sucker for lipstick so if I’m going out I always go for either a bold red or a dark berry lip.
My top tip for those of you wanting to get into Marketing is… do you research and find something that you’re really passionate about. Say yes to every opportunity and try to gain as much experience as you possible can. Enthusiasm and hard work goes a long way!
If you’re a Mii Expert who would like to share your love for what you do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you could feature on our blog next month.