I’ve never been a beauty treatments kind of girl. Lots of my friends (and my Mom!) have regular nail appointments and have had varying degrees of lash faffery. But I’ve never really thought it was an affordable thing to do on such a regular basis or been that… bothered. Until now. The last couple of months I have discovered what have now become my must have beauty treatments.
Beauty Treatments You Can’t Live Without
That title might be a bit OTT but the last few months I have been setting aside some cash and more importantly, some time, to start looking after myself better and treating myself a bit . I was lucky to be presented with a gift card for a spa for Mother’s Day and decided to split the value across three separate massages. I decided to book one a month. I have looked forward to every single one. I feel really comfortable with the masseuse now I’ve seen her a few times and can tell her when I want more or less pressure without feeling embarrassed or awkward. She is getting to know where I need a bit of extra work – mainly my knotty left shoulder and where I need more gentle pressure – mainly my lower back. I only have half an hour at a time but it really is bliss. Wether its psychological or actually physical, I come out feeling like a weight has been lifted and feeling super relaxed. At first it felt a bit indulgent to be swanning off for a completely selfish massage but now I’m not sure I can give it up. My voucher ran out at my last appointment but I booked in for a follow up anyway.
The second of my must have beauty treatments is LVL lashes. I first had them done 7 weeks ago. You lie down with your eyes closed for about 50 minutes (try closing your eyes for 50 minutes without sleeping! IT is really strange) and your lashes get permed and tinted. Initially I thought it sounded really expensive (as I said I am a novice to beauty treatments so had no idea if this was the norm – I paid £45 which turns out to in fact be about the average) but I have been so happy with the results. I have very short, straight lashes which I have curled with a hand curler for years only to watch the curl drop within a matter of hours. The tint wore off after about 4 weeks but the curl is still really good. I was stunned she was actually able to do anything with them. My main reason for trying the treatment in the first place was hay fever. I wanted to be able to try and get through some of the hotter months without wearing mascara and still looking semi ok and not worrying that I’d be left looking like a panda after constant eye rubbing. But now I am just loving having these new found lashes! Who knew they were there all along! I’ve booked back in to have them done again in a couple of weeks before my holiday.
So what do I need to try next? The team have a mix of things they love; for Laura and Alice it’s all about booking in a really good facial. Fern regularly has her eyebrows threaded. It is something I have had done now and then but my goodness it makes me wince! On that note, if anyone knows of anyone who is excellent at this in the Cornwall area can you hit Fern up because she is struggling to find the perfect beautician to do it. Whilst we’re on the subject of eyebrows, Charlotte has hers tinted every month along with her lashes.
Then there’s probably the most common of beauty treatments… the haircut/colour. Actually is it the most common or is it nails these days? Either way, how often do you visit your hairdresser? I have been having mine coloured once a year (the plus side of having balayage) but I want to go brighter and lighter so next week I’ll be sitting in the seat for the second time this year! Oh how I’m spoiling myself! But interestingly I’ve not had it cut since about November (so 8 months) whereas the lovely Lauren has to have hers chopped every 8 weeks without fail and Lisa once every 3 months. (Did you see Lisa’s post on Tuesday about how to look after wavy hair? Pop over and have a look if you missed it)
So tell us, what are your must have beauty treatments. What are your best and worst experiences and what do I need to try next? Are you a regular in the hairdressers chair or do you leave it as long as you possibly can?