People are often surprised to hear how few professional beauty treatments I’ve experienced. Much as I love beauty, make-up and pampering, it’s something I usually DIY, due to budget and time constraints, but was recently treated to a pampering morning at House of Fraser Belfast as a thank you gift - and thought I’d share my experience. Maybe I’m the last to know, but I honestly didn’t realise how many treatments were available under one roof.
First up was a hand and arm massage at Jo Malone, an amazingly soothing experience, during which I learned about fragrance combining and why we’re drawn to particular scents - all while sipping a glass of champagne.
Next up was a mani at the Nails Inc nail bar… I opted for one of the gel effect colours in Kensington Passage, a neon orange coral. I was really impressed by the Kensington top coat used over this - it was so glossy and long lasting I’ll be picking one up for sure.
The highlight for me was a La Prairie facial by the (breathtakingly beautiful) Emma. I was expecting a few products to be applied at the counter, so was pleasantly surprised to be whisked off to a pretty, dimly lit beauty room for a proper full-on facial. This was a completely incredible luxury treatment which I can’t recommend highly enough. It left my skin so glowing that I was quite happy to walk around the store make-up free for a while - a big deal for me, believe me!
My final treat was make-up by Dior, with an Airbrush foundation base, smokey eye using the new eye shadow palette and a little bronzer and blush. I was out of my comfort zone with the orange toned eye colour, but the lovely Laura convinced me and I really liked how it looked on!
This was my final make-up and nail look… note the uber chilled expression, a million miles from the one I arrived with that morning!
A friend has her brows done with Shavata in the same store and they look amazing. You can book in for each treatment with the individual brand or department, just like you would with a normal beautician - well worth enquiring at your local House of Fraser and I’ll definitely be back for more.
NB In case you’re wondering, this is not a sponsored post and I was under no obligation to blog about my experience.