Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Everybody's free to feel good

Last Wednesday started off pretty diabolical if I'm honest. You know the type, you wake up, in a bad mood can't decide what to wear and you have an event to go to after work, then you step outside and realise the weather is both wet and hot. Great, just the type of weather my hair loves. The day improved dramatically around lunchtime when Zsa and I took a trip to St Christopher's Place. We love this area for a number of reasons, mostly because of all the amazing eateries, but also due to the great boutiques and the fact that it's a lot quieter than Oxford Street (i.e. less slow walkers/tourists to get on our last frazzled nerve).

We were on a mission to head to Rituals and pick up a free sample of either body cream or scrub, having received a voucher with Easy Living Magazine, one of our favourite reads (old and proud). Now, I'm no beauty blogger (nor do I pretend to be) but if I were, I would be sure to check out Rituals. Having received a free sample of Rituals Himalaya Clay with last weeks issue of Stylist Magazine I was keen to see what else the brand had on offer.

For anyone who hasn't visited a Rituals store I'd recommend a visit, as it literally feels as though you are in a spa the second you step through the door. The sales assistant was really helpful and let us try some of their Hammam Hot Scrub which was divine (and is currently on offer on the Rituals website). After a stressful morning at work, a visit to Rituals was just what we needed and so far I've been really impressed with the products I'm trying, the Wai Wang exfoliating body scrub in particular is something I would definitely buy, especially as the price is so reasonable.

Following our visit to Rituals, we popped next door to check out the newly opened branch of Groom, an urban spa that offers "double the luxury in half the time". We were treated to free manicures (a lovely surprise and just what we needed) and spent a relaxing fifteen minutes gossiping and checking out all that Groom has to offer. Specialising in luxurious beauty treatments that allow their clients to multi-task (i.e. have a facial, massage and hot stone pedicure all on your lunch break) Groom really offers something special. Alas, we weren't allowed to take pictures but believe me the salon is beautiful and a is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of a London lunch time. So, if you find yourself with a spare hour (or even just fifteen minutes), pop down to Groom as there's bound to be a treatment for you.

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