Tag: beauty

Sunday Spa: The Chelsea Day Spa King’s Road

Sunday Spa: The Chelsea Day Spa King’s Road

I am always in search of ‘The Facials Mecca’: a haven for people (like me) who are slightly addicted to the facials experience; where we will not be judged, mocked or shunned. Just pampered, treated and given aid for those giant pores, fine lines and […]

Sunday Spa: The Spa Dolphin Square

Sunday Spa: The Spa Dolphin Square

I’ve never been to Morocco, nor have I ever had a back massage that put me into a deep, dreamy sleep. But at The Spa at Dolphin Square, I experienced both in one blissful hour of exotic relaxation and pampering. Albeit a little difficult to find […]

SOS Suncream: Holiday essentials

SOS Suncream: Holiday essentials

Save. Our. Skin. It’s time to bring out the big guns of sun protection. I’m half Italian-half Irish, and while the love for carbs and being a sun worshiper fall under the Italian side of me, my skin is most definitely Irish. It’s fair and […]

Sunday Spa: Aveda’s Chakra Balancing Massage

Sunday Spa: Aveda’s Chakra Balancing Massage

What exactly is a chakra? Where is it and how did I not know I had one that needed balancing? And how can you tell that mine’s off-kilter? As I took a squishy seat at the Aveda Salon in Covent Garden, I had more questions […]

Sunday Spa: Thai Square Spa

Sunday Spa: Thai Square Spa

I have realised there are two types of relaxation: the normal ‘watching TV with facemask’ kind, and the Thai Square Spa relaxation experience – the latter being a utopia of inner relaxation and deepest calm. Try not to let your tummy rumble as you walk into the […]

Sunday Spa: The Spell at Lush Spa

Sunday Spa: The Spell at Lush Spa

I was a little wary of going for a foot massage at Lush’s King’s Road Spa. Firstly, because I am quite ticklish and I had this almost overwhelming fear that I would kick the lovely Lush therapist mid-massage. The second is related to some ideologies buried deep […]

Pocket-sized: The travel minis

Pocket-sized: The travel minis

I like to leave all my sample-sized products build up so that I can specifically bring them on holidays. Not only are they great to get through airport security in the clear bags but it also gives me reason to step away from my usual […]

Sunday Spa: The Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden

Sunday Spa: The Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden

Just a stone’s throw from the bustling, cobbled streets of Covent Garden, away from the street performers, lively restaurants and aimlessly wandering tourists, there is a haven for women. There is a relaxation retreat and a decadent pampering shelter. There is a Sanctuary. Tucked behind […]

Sunday Spa: Carey’s Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest

Sunday Spa: Carey’s Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest

Some of the best spa experiences I have ever had have been in the exotic surrounds of South East Asia, so when I was offered the chance to pay a visit to SenSpa in the New Forest* (part of the luxurious Carey’s Manor Hotel) I […]