The topic for this weeks best of beauty challenge is your favourite beauty treatment and for me it's all about the facial/massage combi. This is actually a blatant cheat this week because I wrote a whole post on this over a year ago now, when I experienced the treatment for the first time (oh yes, it's an "experience") but as I've been again over this past Christmas, I thought y'all wouldn't mind too much if I popped it up here again for this. I can safely say it's the best beauty treatment I've ever been for and probably ever will go for too! Heaven..
The Eve Lom Signature Facial (90 mins, 140 euro).
Oh dear Lord. I can't even explain how fantastic this was. There's a load of steps to this so I'll do my best to list them as contemporaneously as possible.
First, you go into the relaxation room where you chill out and have some herbal tea.
Once in your treatment room you have a consultation with your therapist. To start the treatment, you get a rather fabulous back massage and then lie on your back on the heated bed (divine). Then the legendary facial begin; the skin is cleansed with the Eve Lom cleanser- this is so lovely, like a much fancier version of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I reviewed it HERE. This is gently massaged in and then removed with a hot muslin cloth.
Next a paraffin wax mask is applied (sounds a lot scarier than it is), which heats the skin and opens the pores. The mask is then peeled off and the therapist can work on any blemishes you may have; blackheads, spots etc. I won't lie, this part was uncomfortable and I was concerned I'd come out looking a bit banjaxed but my therapist THEN put on the really gorgeous Eve Lom lavender and camphor Rescue mask, which really calmed my skin down. This was then taken off with a hot chamomile soaked muslin cloth and a cold compress was applied, to refresh the skin and close the pores. My therapist also tried out the Eve Lom "Dynaspot" (spot treatment) for me AND she even put lip balm and eye cream on too.
Now that is a facial.
If you're interested in getting this for yourself or a loved one (would make an amazing Mother's Day gift!) then check out Revive. They do a whole range of treatments there and stock Essie polishes for manicures..yay!
I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with for this post! If you want to see every one else's favourite beauty treatment, check out Samantha's blog All The Buzz for a full list of the bloggers taking part!