I'm feeling truly festive today...of course it's Christmas Eve, but after I finished work for the holidays yesterday afternoon, I headed to my favourite pampering place, The Beauty Shed in Hove, for some Mummy-daughter pre-Christmas treats...
It would've been impossible to not be in the Christmas spirit, between the gorgeous scents from the figgy pudding candle, the Christmas beauty gifts for sale, the fairy-lit stand of mince pies and the cutest little tree decorations I have ever seen. (I was very tempted to slip that little polar bear off the tree and bring him to a loving new home, but thought he might miss his penguin friends)
We headed upstairs, where the Beauty Shed felt like a cosy little log cabin after having braved the storm outside, and each opted for a manicure and pedicure with the lovely therapist, Sophie. I'd had a Beauty Shed pedi back in the summer, on my first visit to The Shed, so I knew that my Mum would love the delicately herb scented scrubs and lotions, and the rustic, country cottage vibe going on!
We both went for Christmassy coloured fingers and toes - my mum chose OPI in a shimmery red and I chose Essie's Toggle to the Top, which is a dark berry-red glitter... It's so sparkly and pretty! As my nails have had a sudden growth spurt, I also decided to try a new shape, and got them filed long and oval instead of my usual short and square nails. They're taking a bit of getting used to but I think I like them - what do you think?
On our way out, I couldn't help but pick up the mini Essie winter collection cube from the Beauty Shed shop as a little early Chridtmas present to myself. It includes four dinky bottles of the seasons best shades including Toggle to the Top, so that I can rescue any chips and keep my mani looking beautiful for longer
If you still haven't been to The Beauty Shed and live in Sussex, I urge you to try it out ASAP. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, treatments are only a tenner each so what've you got to lose?! It's a real treat for all the senses, it's such a unique little patch of paradise. For those of you who don't live locally, do you have anywhere similar where you are?