Category Beauty & Fashion


In my quest for anti-ageing I discovered a celebrity beauty secret, Skinbreeze and this is a ‘must-have’ facial treatment to try. The Skinbreeze Skin Rejuvenation treatment itself combines the five technologies of LED light therapy, Orbital microdermabrasion skin resurfacing, o2 infusion and o3 Ozone therapy into a single multifunctional treatment that is suitable for ageing and dehydration skin.
I recently had the Skinbreeze bespoke treatment at The Salon in London Bridge at Hay’s Galleria and during my consultation with my therapist Ana I described my skin concerns. Ana made me feel comfortable in the treatment room and gently cleansed and toned my face using Dermalogica skincare products before launching the Skinbreeze.




Ana was very clear in explaining how the Skinbreeze system works and how unique Orbital Microdermabrasion is for skin. The crystal-free microdermabrasion technology of the Skinbreeze system gently removes the superficial layers of skin, clearing it of imperfections and impurities and leaving dull complexions bright, clean, smoother, fresher and more radiant. LED Light Therapy red and blue light therapy is incorporated into the facial to help to boost collagen, calm the skin during the microdermabrasion stage, neutralising bacteria and increasing circulation and skin cell renewal. The therapeutic properties of both lights reduce redness in order to help tackle congested skin.

Ana then introduces o3 Ozone Therapy a combination of thermal energy and oxygen enriched Ozone that has a dual action on the skin. It helps to firm and tighten the skin, reducing enlarged pores and stimulates tissue healing. Ana worked all over my face and spent extra time on eye lifting. You can feel this part of the treatment working and there is a warm sensation on the skin and you can smell the Ozone. This stage causes the collagen and elastin fibres to shrink which produces a skin tightening effect. During this part of the facial treatment o2 infusion bursts of air help to drive specially formulated Skinbreeze skincare serums that contain hyaluronic acid are gently pushed deep into the lower layers of skin. This non-invasive step enhances the effectiveness of the active ingredients which rehydrates the skin, plumps and smoothes lines and wrinkles and provides a painless, needle-free alternative to dermal fillers.



Towards the end of the Skinbreeze facial the Hydro Mask a cooling hyaluronic acid and collagen gel mask is applied to my face. LED light therapy is reintroduced to massage over the mask and has a soothing and calming action that immediately replenishes dehydrated and sun damaged skin helping to smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ana finishes with the o2 Spray, a fine mist that is sprayed over the entire face which gently refreshes and calms skin. The o2 Spray intensively hydrates and replenishes skin moisture levels after orbital microdermabrasion.


After having Skinbreeze my skin looked amazing and rejuvenated and much more youthful and that was just after having one Skinbreeze session. Three days have passed and my skin still looks radiant! I’m hooked and will definitely be introducing the facial into my beauty regime.


Try the Skinbreeze Anti-Ageing 90 minute facial at £90 The Salon Hay’s Galleria, Tooley Street, London SE1 2QJ


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About one month ago I had the pleasure to meet Dr Ana Bosco, Dentist with special interest in Aesthetic Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis, she was Graduated as Surgeon Dentist in Brazil in 1990. Continuing her studies, she concluded two postgraduate courses in Restorative Dentistry and in Public Health. In 1999 completed a Master’s degree in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at USP – Brazil. Also, she was a professor of Restorative Dentistry in two universities for 16 years in Brazil. While living in Portugal, she achieved a Master’s degree in Dental Medicine at ISCSN.

Ana has lived and worked in London for about 3 years. She offered me teeth whitening and hygienist treatments  at Stonehealth Clinic, a premier private health care clinic, in the City, Greater London.

On my first visit couple of weeks ago, I had my hygienic treatment, x ray and frames taken to do my whitening trays.


At the clinic, I felt very welcomed and relaxed.

Last week I was back to see Dr Ana and have my Whitening Boutique kit.



This is a very easy to do home treatment. Will be back this Friday to follow up my progress.

The hygienist treatment is priced at £30 15 minutes, £55 30 minutes

Whitening Treatment

£350.00 BOUTIQUE Whitening  (home kits)



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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the celebrity facialist Chelseé Lewis who is based at the prestigious Nicky Clarke Mayfair salon. Chelseé specializes in the CACI Ultra facial and she invited me to try the treatment out which is dubbed as a celebrity beauty secret and is Jennifer Lopez’s beauty secret. And if it’s good enough for J-Lo then it’s good enough for me! The aroma in Chelseé’s salon was absolutely divine and was so relaxing. So much so that I kicked off my heels and jumped elegantly on the couch and was ready for the pampering.

Those who know me and have followed my dramatic weight loss journey will know the effort that it has taken for me to lose the pounds and achieve the ideal body that I have longed for. I am pretty happy with the shape that I am in. However due to the rapid weight loss on my body, my face started to show sagging. Chelseé assured me that by having the CACI microcurrent treatment will be like having a non-surgical “facelift” and it will help to improve my facial muscles and works on re-educating each and every facial muscle. CACI are famous for their technology and use tiny electrical impulses to lift and tone the facial muscles, whilst improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Included in the non-surgical facial treatment is the unique wrinkle comb applicator combining the synergy of LED red and blue light therapy stimulation and high frequency microcurrent that is used to instantly plump out and soften deep lines and wrinkles, providing a needle free alternative to collagen injections and other dermal fillers.

After having the CACI facial toning I could see an instant result. My face looked lifted especially around my jawline and my face looked like it had a work-out and my skin was glowing! I really recommend this treatment and will be booking in with Chelseé to have a course.


The 1 hour CACI Ultra Non-Surgical facelift with Chelseé Lewis is priced at £95.00

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Hello boys and girls, how are you doing?! Hope you are doing AMAZINGLY well! So, here is Joana again and this last Sunday I went to one of my favourite areas in the UK and I want to share with you guys my personal experiences. If you like Vintage shops, clothes or simply the “style” as I do you will AB-SO-LU-TE-LY loooove Portobello Road!

To begin with, there is a super nice store called “Retro Woman”, where you can find everything from brands we love like Chanel, Prada, Burberry, Louboutins shoes and Valentino’s for a good price and in very good condition! Follow some of my spots at this store:



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So basically you can find everything and also downstairs you have a “bargain area” with brands like Ralph Lauren, Karen Miller, Michael Kors. If you have some items you don’t use anymore they buy or trade from you – you just need to go downstairs and talk to the lovely Italian girl that is always there to help you!


Walking from there to the Portobello Market I found another very busy store for accessories, called “Hirst Antiques”. This is THE paradise for Vintage addicts because of the enormous variety of things, ranging from fine vintage jewelry to plastic bling-blings. You just have to find some time and patience to “go for it”! It’s a very enjoyable experience going in the store and seeing everything (at list “everything” you can)…

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Continuing the walk you will see loads of vintage furniture being sold because on Sunday is officially the “Vintage day” and there are some independent outdoor stalls in the middle of the street selling cutlery, old cameras, classic books and rare jewelry like vintage diamond rings from Victorian Era (I had to get one of this because of my obsession for diamonds and history) everything very well priced so there so no need to feel guilty at all!


There is another store worth mentioning, which is the “Goldsmith Vintage”. This one is really for Vintage lovers and eccentric people, not brands items but veeeery fashionable things that you would never find in a regular shop. Loved it!



To finish in high style the most famous and admirable store for Vintage clothes and accessories all over the UK is this one: “One of a kind” – that’s really one of a kind when it comes to vintage. The clothes are organized by tags because they also do fashion exhibitions at the main museums.  Also whenever you go to the store you don’t waste your precious time because you will be able to know exactly where the century style you are looking for is.  One more interesting curiosity about this fabulous store is the fact that celebrities such as Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell and Fashion Designers such as Jean Paul Gautier and Tom Ford are regulars there, either dropping fashion icons or just visiting the very eccentric owner Jeff. He is “one of a kind” and when I was passing through he was just being photographed in front of the store with a not obvious costume maybe for some fashionable magazine.

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Continuing at the amazing store the thing I liked most is the variety of nice and selected items you can find. I would suggest if you want a very rare fashion unicorn you should definitely go there and you would probably find it! Also if you don’t have time just go online because they ship worldwide now! Well done!!! That means you can have a Vintage Chanel bag from 18 century whenever you are in the world! This is my favourite spot and I had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely model  @missjosephine who is part of the exotic and not conventional team.


So guys, I really hope you appreciated my experiences and if you are in the UK don’t miss the opportunity to go to the amazing Vintage hot spots I mentioned in this post.

If you want to be more close to me and my going around and fashion spying just follow me on SnapChat: casadajoana I am always there updating! See you soon and stay GORGEOUS!


Xoxo bisous beijinhos

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Hi people, this is a new project we just about to start right now. In this blog we’re going to talk about things we like such as Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Healthy Treatments. Basically everything that is trending now!

Written by Joanna, a Cool Hunter Brazilian Blogger who graduated in Fashion Design and is also Angela’s Personal Stylist. This glamorous girl who thinks she lives in the 50’s and loves talking (maybe too much) will give her personal and very honest opinion of everything with a great sense of humor. Thus, this blog is for you guys to enjoy and have a delightful time feeling the atmosphere of our super busy lifes around the world and hope you have loooooads of fun with us! We’ll back soon with some news! Stay tuned and stay fabulous…

XoXo Beijinhos Besos Bisous!

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