Yesterday, I treated myself to a luxurious facial at Scruples Beauty Lounge (SBL) in my hometown, Royton. I’ve been going to the SBL for around 3 1/2 years where I get all my treatments done. Nails, waxing, massages, semi-permanent make up – the list is endless. It’s a great place to go to when you need a little pick-me-up and a chat. All the beauticians are lovely, friendly and never without a beaming smile.
Anyways, back to my treatment – I really needed it. I caught a cold just after Boxing Day and it wouldn’t leave my system. From the amount of blows of my nose and feeling very under the weather as soon as I saw the offer of a Pinks Boutique facial for £20, I booked myself in. This time of year doesn’t help, making your skin dehydrated. I also want to get into a better routine with my skin care because, lets face it ( love a good old pun), I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want to feel the effects when Mother Nature decides to catch up with me.
Gemma, the Pinks Boutique specialist at SBL looked after me and gave me a full hour of pampering using organic products to get my skin back on track. The room I was in was beautiful. Set the mood and helped me banished the world for a while. The bed was big and soft and I didn’t want to move. I’ve never used any of the Pinks Boutique products before but they were very light on my skin and smelt divine. Felt like a blast of citrus infusions on my face. The lemongrass exfoliate had to be my favourite. It wasn’t too harsh on my skin and apparently made me cheeks really rosy!
All the products used in my facial are natural using herbal extracts. More importantly, they don’t include any petro-chemicals or synthetic fragrances. Apparently, any product which states it has ‘perfume’ in them means it has over 1oo other chemical/ingredients aside from all the others in the product. I definitely be turning the bottle round from now on to double check what’s in them. Another top tip I was advised on was make-up wipes. I don’t use them that often myself and I know they are convenient but you may as well be using bathroom cleaning wipes on your face. Again, full of chemicals and not so nice ingredients to use on your pretty little face.
The facial also included a shoulder, upper chest and arm massage and it felt very much holistic. The experience was very settling for me. I felt less stressed and completely relaxed afterwards.
My treatment included:
- Ocha cleanser
- Ocha toner
- Lemongrass scrub
- Green clay mask
- Ocha moisturiser.
I also decided to buy myself a little ‘try me’ set which has all the products in mini me tubs. I can’t wait to start using them and hopefully see a difference.
Lemongrass and Mandarin Facial Try Me Set
To find out more about Scruples Beauty Lounge make sure to have a look on their Facebook and Twitter. The Pinks Boutique facial is £20 for an hour, in the month of January only.