The Village (Aberdeen) – Spa Day

I’m slowly working my way round the Aberdeen Spas (check out my other posts on The House and The Marcliffe) and this time, it was the turn of Aberdeen’s Village Hotel.

After picking up a great deal on itison, we couldn’t wait to get a date booked for a bit of R&R. Unfortunately though, it took a lot of attempts/messages before we eventually got through to the Spa, so with limited availability (from both sides), we had a little while to wait for our pampering sesh!

[N.B I’ve since tried to book in for another treatment and found the same problem. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with their phone system, but I’m reluctant to keep trying!]

The hours of the Spa are great – especially for those who work a 9-5 job. Opening until 8pm Monday to Friday means that you can take advantage of a mid week offer, by booking in for an after work treatment.

We booked in for our treatments (a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a facial) at 6.45pm, so that we had time to visit the pool beforehand.

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Charlotte Tilbury – Collagen Lip Bath – Review 💋

Charlotte Tilbury is easily one of my favourite make up brands. I love the quality and versatility of the products. It’s so easy to switch a look from natural day, to after work glam, without constantly needing to reapply.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have also noticed that ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ is one of my go to’s when creating a flawless bridal look, but I also love using them for a quick sweep over lids to create high pigment shimmer…especially on holiday skin (‘Bette’ looks gorge with a tan)!

When Charlotte launched the new Collagen Lip Bath, promising to create ‘plumper-looking’ lips, whilst putting some moisture back in, I got it in my bag – pronto.

So what makes the Lip Bath so good? Well says:

  • Lip plumping mustard sprout extract helps to hydrate and enhance lip volume, defining the contours of your lips and creating a fuller, firmer-looking appearance.
  • Marine Collagen moisturises and creates a plumping effect by hydrating your lips and giving the appearance of smoothing out lines.
  • Coconut Oil nourishes and softens your lips.
  • Pearlescent Pigments create a milky pink sheen that reflects the light to make lips look fuller and wider.
  • Peppermint extract gives your lips a cool, fresh feeling

But did it live up to expectations? Keep scrolling to find out my thoughts

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Met Gala 2018 – Fashion Hits & Makeup Crushes

The A-Listers were out in force at last night’s Met Gala, where the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.  Held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the stars took their turns in revealing their imaginative takes on this years theme.

The winners of the night for me, have to be Jennifer Lopez and Gigi Hadid.

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Serenity at ‘The House’ – Aberdeen

Situated on Great Western Road, The House Spa describes itself as a ‘retreat in the heart of the city; a sanctuary of personal comfort and total escapism’.

The House offers a range of different spa packages to enjoy.  Booking either a full or half day, the packages entitles use of the facilities which include the hammana room, aroma room, rock sauna and hydro massage pool…and also includes a light lunch.

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The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa – Afternoon Treat, Spa Package

The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel situated in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Their website states that whatever spa treatments you choose (pampering, massages, aroma therapy, facial and body treatments), you will be in the sure, safe hands of their fully-qualified specialists.  At the Marcliffe Spa the aim is to relax, de-stress and indulge you…which I can certainly vouch for after our recent visit!  We left feeling suitably relaxed and comfortably full after booking in for the ‘Afternoon Treat’ Spa Package.

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