Beauty Secrets

Fiona Quinn, owner of Dollyblue Beauty and Advanced Skincare, is a Beauty Therapist, Educator and Obsessed Skincare Nerd and is joinging us here at Affinity to share all her latest beauty industry tips, products and updates.

I  love all things Beauty and spend a lot (actually, more than a lot) of my time and money researching what’s new, what’s hot, what works and what doesn’t work in the Beauty industry.  Keep reading for tips and celebrity secrets to get glowing and reveal your beauty within.

Its June and that can mean only one thing, Summer is on its way so now’s the time to bring some changes to your skincare routine and try out some amazing new treatments that will not only make you feel great but show significant improvement in your skin.

Two of my favourite treatments that you should definitely try now are…


This time of year, it’s a given that we need to promote healthy cell regeneration. I love to recommend chemical peels, as they will improve and rejuvenate the skin, brighten the complexion, clear congested skin and minimise the signs of wrinkles to reveal a more youthful, softer and smoother looking appearance.

My most frequently asked question during a skincare peel consultation is ‘Will I look like Samantha from Sex in the City if I get a chemical peel?’

The answer is definitely NO. Clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the complete treated area, but post treatment peeling is often similar to peeling after a tan. In some cases, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye. The exfoliation a client experiences varies depending on the peel strength and individual skin profile.

Celebrity fans include Courtney Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston so it’s no wonder AlumierMD peels are my busiest treatment in the salon at the moment as is my 2nd favourite treatment.


The light therapy LED illuminating face mask treatment has quite literally set the beauty industry alight (please excuse the pun). Celebrity’s such as Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry have been quick to embrace this technology which is non-invasive and completely safe.

LED light will activate the skins photoreceptors and allows the skin cells to absorb its energy treating skin issues from the inside out. It works in the deep layers of the skin to inhibit bacteria formation, stimulate collagen and reduce inflammation. Although you may look like a Star Wars Storm Trooper during treatment the results are fabulous glowing skin. (hey, I didn’t say it was going to be easy).

Dollyblue Beauty offers a truly bespoke treatment to address the unique concerns of your skin. So this season make the changes, try something new, and make you a priority.