Hey there darling ones! So are we all set for next week? I've got to hit the supermarket at some point today as I've decided to go all Delia in the kitchen & cook up a feast! I must be mental...I've been happily hibernating during my few days off, so the thought of venturing out into the Xmas crowds has me breaking out in a sweat... *says a quick prayer*
Before that though on to today's post! Its no secret that I love me a good pamper sesh, who doesn't eh? In the last year or so I've also been exploring the wonders of a good facial & can honestly say I am hooked! Not only are facials hugely beneficial to your skin but the whole experience of having one is just so incredibly relaxing that I've often opted on going for a facial instead of a massage.
Last month I was contacted by Shifa of Shumaila's Beauty Salon in East London who oh so kindly asked if I would like to come down for a Customised Dermalogica Facial...well how could I say no! So off I trotted down to London town to the main salon which is located in Gants Hill. Now here's the funny thing...Shifa & I had exchanged lots of lovely emails prior to my visit, however I had no idea until the lady herself walked through the salon doors that it was none other than the lovely Shifa of GetGawjus who's blog I've been following since before I even started blogging & whom I met over 2 years ago at the NBBE! Lol! Such a small world! So it was absolutely delightful to see her again & have a wee catchy up too!
After a catch up & a cuppa I then went in for my facial treatment. I'd been booked in for a customised Dermaolgica Facial which also includes a face mapping beforehand. This is the interesting part, the face mapping is a skin analysis that is carried out prior to your facial & allows the therapist to identify any skin concerns, how your skin has been in the past & how it is now so that the therapist can then cater your facial to your skins needs.
After my analysis we found that my skin, whilst in pretty good condition, did have some dry areas which came as no surprise to me. From the consultation the therapist was then able to use the most suited Dermalogica products for my dehydrated skin to carry out the facial which was absolutely blissful from start to finish, I loved all the different stages of the facial & even though my lovely therapist did explain each stage I confess I was in such a state of blissful relaxation that I lost track! I especially loved the 10 minute nap at the end of it ;)
After my treatment I felt so completely pampered & of course my skin felt amazing. Thanks you so much to Shifa & the lovely ladies at Shumaila's for having me! I also inquired about the Dermalogica skincare as I'm interested in exploring the range more, I've been using the Daily Microfoliant which has been leaving my skin looking so much more vibrant. However I've had a hard time finding the range in department stores, but thankfully Shifa informed me that the entire range can be found on the Beauty900 website which also offers free delivery & free samples, fab news!
Thanks for reading my lovelies! If you're ever around East London then I definitely recommend you pay the lovely ladies at Shumaila's a visit, they not only offer facials but a wide range of treatments to choose from! Are you a fan of facials?
Lotsa love to ya!