Saturday, 16 April 2016

Beauty: Treatwell Beauty Event*

Last week I was invited by the lovely Holly Casswell to an exclusive night of pampering, networking and all round fun, hosted by the organisation Treatwell, at Voodou hair salon on Bold Street in Liverpool. Treatwell is the new rebranding of the Wahanda organisation and is an online site where you can buy and book hair, nail and other beauty treatments with discounts and other fabulous incentives. I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to such an amazing event and I had an absolute blast with the other bloggers and with the different beauty companies who came along to showcase their skills for us! I had a little bit of a ‘mare a few hours before the event, in that I realised I couldn’t find my camera charger for the life of me and my camera was about 10 snaps away from dying a death. Unfortunately that meant I had to resort to using my iPhone camera after about 20 minutes which was a bit of a pain, but the pictures aren’t toooo bad, all things considered.

In typical Hollie fashion, I got there earlier than they told us to be there but this worked out in my favour this time! When I arrived, my name was checked off the guest list and I was handed a lovely glass of bubbly Prosecco. I was also asked which of the three complimentary treatments I fancied having done: there was a choice of a hair up-do, a file and polish to the nails or else a massage. I decided after a moments deliberation to go for the nail treatment, mostly because I hadn’t had time to give them a coat of lacquer before I set off so they felt a little bit bare! I got given a little appointment card, which I thought was a lovely touch.

The salon itself was absolutely beautiful- I got my hair cut there a few years ago but haven’t been back since (poor student lifestyle took over!) and I couldn’t believe what they’d done with the place. There was an absolutely lovely, chatty waitress handing out the Prosecco and she definitely put my nerves at ease when I first arrived. I didn’t recognise any of the people already there so I parked myself down on a sofa next to another lady, intending on having a little chatter and making a new pal, but I didn’t have time for that at all: a lovely lady came over to me and introduced herself, asking if I wanted to have ANOTHER complimentary treatment and give a massage a go. I’m a bit funny about people touching me so I said no at first, but the woman was VERY persuasive and before I knew it, I was sat down and Megan from Megan Kelly Massage was treating me to what I can only describe as the magic hands treatment. The massage was absolutely incredible and I honestly felt so much better for it afterwards. I found a few of my other blogging pals just after this and we took some amazing selfies that we got printed off there and then at the event!

I then had my little nail appointment with Sammy from Vogue. Vogue is based in Liverpool One and I was absolutely SO impressed by her work. She tidied up the shape of my nails a little and pushed my cuticles back first of all and then I chose a lovely deep purple colour. She finished off the colour with a thick top coat. If you’re in the Liverpool area and fancy a little bit of TLC, then I would 100% recommend Sammy’s services. She was chatty, friendly and made me feel right at home. The treatment I had done would normally only set you back a tenner (and she told me that they’d take a lot more time on you as well as pushing back your cuticles further and trimming them if they needed it). Bargain!

The entire event was put together so nicely and I really had an absolute blast! I have to admit that I was more than tipsy by the time I headed off to meet some other friends for dinner, goody bag in hand. Thanks to Holly and Treatwell for the invite and to the lovely bloggers that I met there as well for making it such a good night! 

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