Updated: Jan 20
AD: Havering Beauty Salon.
Happy New year! In my very first blog post of the year, I wanted to talk about the importance of self-care beauty treatments. As a busy Mum to three children and a personal stylist to women, I take my self-care seriously. But there was a time when I didn't, especially when I had very young children. I used to feel guilty for actually spending money on myself, getting my nails done, or having a facial.
Over the years I have learned how investing in my self-care can massively impact my mental state and other areas of my life in a positive way. It can also help you look more polished and put together when you are dressed. I know lots of mums feel guilty when they even think about booking any form of self-care, but I know from experience when you do invest in yourself you will feel so much better. In this fast-paced busy environment that we all live in it is more important than ever to take good care of ourselves. Regular massage treatments help reduce stress and detox our bodies of toxins. Not only that beauty treatments can help us to feel really good.
I was recently invited by Havering Beauty Salon based in Hornchurch, Essex. When salon owner Katie ask me to try out their new vegan facial, I jumped at the chance. Well, who wouldn't want a facial?! On top of that, I decided to book myself in for a Swedish massage. Now, I regularly have hair cuts, get my nails done but massages not so much. After having these two massage treatments and feeling the benefits I have decided that I will certainly be making them a priority in 2022!!
The vegan facial consists of 100% natural ingredients that nourish the facial skin cells deep into the pores. The massage was done by a therapist Ashleigh who made me feel super comfortable. After having this facial I felt totally relaxed and ready for the full body massage.
Here are some before and after images of the vegan facial treatment. You can see how my skin looks clear and hydrated.
The Swedish massage was just a real delight. Since catching covid back in November 2021, my muscles had been aching ever since so, this treatment really made me feel super relaxed, alleviating all my muscle pains. The ambiance in the salon is relaxed and welcoming and the staff are professional and friendly.
Havering Beauty Salon also has an training academy which offers extensive courses for anyone striving for a career in Beauty. Courses include Holistic therapy, nails, teacher training, hair removal, and many more.
Below I have listed some of the other self-care treatments that I love to regularly invest in and that also help me to look polished in my everyday style.
a regular manicure and pedicure.
I really enjoy having regular manicures and pedicures as they instantly make me feel great. As a personal stylist, I am constantly handling clothes and explaining style tips to clients so, my hands are always a focal point. If you have a nice outfit on but have chipped nails it will get noticed. A coat of good nail paint will make you're whole look more polished. I personally prefer to stick to neutral colours or a french manicure as it practically goes with any outfit. Although sometimes, I do like to opt for a pop of red for special occasions.
I religiously have a pedicure every 8 weeks as I am constantly running around on my feet so, my toes deserve that extra special attention. There was a time when I couldn't get to a salon for a manicure or pedicure so, once my kids were in bed I would sit in front of my tv and do my nails. If you cannot get to a salon, then do allocate time for your own self-care to do these treatments. Doing your nails is a great 'pick me up if you are feeling a bit rubbish. I highly recommend nail polish brands OPI, Essie, and Rimmel gel paint if you are on a budget.
Keeping YOUR brows on point
Getting your eyebrows done can make a big difference to your face. I personally prefer to have mine threaded as the hair is extracted directly from the root with a string of cotton thread leaving you with a great shape and a clear smooth look. This treatment helps to open up your eye area giving you a sexy brow that will certainly be noticed. Here's a fun fact for you. I am actually a qualified eyebrow threader!
I also, occasionally like to have lash extensions as this can also really open up your eyes. It's a game-changer as they instantly enhance your eyes. They will look bigger, brighter, and the lashes will also bring out the colour of your eyes. Havering Beauty Academy offers this treatment as well.
REGULAR HAIR GROOMING
The hair on our head is our crown that we never take off so, make sure you regularly look after it by having it trimmed and moisturized with the right products. I love having my hair regularly cut and styled, I always feel like a weight has been lifted when I have it done and so much lighter afterward. This can also make such a big difference to a person's appearance and style.
I hope you enjoyed this beauty blog feature. What self-care beauty treatments do you like to have? Leave me a comment below.
If you live near or in the surrounding areas of Hornchurch, Essex then do go check out the services of Havering beauty academy. Click here to visit their site.