#bblogger, #beauty, #bloggingevent, #bristol, #lifestyle, #review, #skincare, #summer

HarSPA Bristol Launch: Relaxation at its finest.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After spending the past few weeks moaning that I was in desperate need of a Spa Day, my prayers were answered as I received an invite to Bristol Harbour Hotel to celebrate the launch of their HarSPA Products.

As much as I hate to admit it, before attending a Blogging Event I usually spend hours picking the perfect outfit and ensuring my hair and makeup looks good. With this is mind, I was feeling extremely nervous about baring all and wearing a swimsuit in front of everyone.

The most daunting thing for me was the fact that I would spending the day with no makeup on and my hair all messy. It wasn’t until the morning of the event until I realised how silly this was. I woke up excited for the day, with no makeup on and embraced the natural look. I ended up feeling really empowered and super confident.

P7230510.JPG

Bristol HarSPA

I had previously been to the Bristol Harbour Hotel before, but I had never ventured down in to their spa facilities. The decor of the place is incredible and the scent throughout oozes relaxation. The Spa is based under the hotel and truly is a unique experience.

On arrival we were greeted with some fluffy robes and slippers, which are always a must for a spa day. After this we had a chance to have a wander around the Spa and take in how beautiful the place was. We then headed down to the Vaults to have our HarSPA Product talk and tester experience.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

HarSPA Products

We had a chance to test out some of the facial products in the HarSPA range and I loved with them all. HarSPA products use naturally sourced botanicals and marine elements. All of the HarSPA treatments, along with the products are aimed at immersing the mind, body and skin in purity and calm. 

After giving ourselves a mini facial with the HarSPA range of facial products, we were then given the chance to relax in the Swimming Pool, Sauna and Steam Room before having our chosen HarSPA Treatment.

thumbnail_IMG_7236

Please excuse the post sauna glow on my face.

HarSPA Treatment

We were each given the chance to try out one of the luxury HarSPA Treatments. After much consideration I decided to pick the HarSPA Invigorating Back Pamper which was a 55 minute treatment.

This treatment was absolutely magical. It started off with an invigorating sea salt scrub which is used to increase circulation and remove dead skin cells. This step alone left me feeling like a new woman.

The treatment then allows you to enjoy a bespoke back massage, tailor made to focus on areas of concern, working to loosen and tighten muscles. This part was my favourite. It really helped release any tension I had and left me feeling as light as a feather.

The treatment then concluded with a detoxifying back mask, used to unclog any nasty impurities, along with a soothing scalp massage which really does send you to sleep.

P7230642.JPG

Lunching in the Vaults Room.

After we were all finished with our treatments, it was time for lunch. It lovely for us all to get together and discuss how well our treatments went. It was great to see how happy everybody was.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We were served the tastiest spread and I definitely stuffed my face with plenty of avocado and tomato on toast. Our lunch was served with a glass of prosecco and we were then treated to some fruity desserts to finish.

I was really impressed with the food served at this event and I would definitely recommend you check the catering out if you have an event coming up soon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I had such a fantastic time at this event and I left feeling completely relaxed and stress free. If you are looking for somewhere to spend your next Spa Day then I would definitely recommend Bristol HarSPA.

The building itself is stunning, the location is perfect and the staff were lovely. Thank you to Bristol Harbour Hotel for having me.
I will definitely be returning soon!

 

#bblogger, #beauty, #bristol, #lifestyle, #review, #skincare, Uncategorized

Amphora Aromatics Review

 

After recently discovering a new organic and locally based brand, I was so excited to test out some of their products. Amphora Aromatics have more than 30 years’ experience in creating amazing aromatherapy products. They use high quality ingredients from independent producers around the world, which is definitely reflected in their products.

The company prides itself in creating high quality products, yet still being able to sell them at a reasonable price.

thumbnail_ACS_0012

The first product that I am obsessing over is from the essentials collection is the Sandalwood and Palmavosa Moisturising Face Lotion. One of the reasons why I love this face lotion is that it’s incredibly light on the skin. The refreshing fragrance is the perfect scent to get you ready for the day. 

I’ve been using this product for just over a week and it’s a huge impact on my face. I love using it in the morning as it’s the perfect base to apply my makeup, or to simply leave my skin feeling refreshed. It really does protect your skin from the cold winter months and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

 

Aromathereapy Range_Instagram 1080x1080px

The second product I tried out was the Sleep blend from their Aromatherapy Blend collection. Amphora Aromatics have six new blends, all of which are 100% pure. The range includes Sleep, Energise, Revive, Focus, Relax and Festive. They can be used in diffusers or burners to help promote relaxation and well being.

These oils are priced at just £7.50, which is incredible value for money. 

I tried out SleepComforting

“A relaxing and balancing blend of Juniper, Patchouli and Lavender gently soothes you to sleep. Comforting and warming Orange, Marjoram and Howood help combat insomnia by working to calm restlessness and anxiety – promoting peace and tranquillity. “           www.amphora-retail.com

Like many of us, I spend most of my week stressing out at work and drinking way too much coffee for my own good. Unfortunately this is regularly reflected in my sleeping pattern. With this in mind, I was excited to try out this blend and see if it would make a genuine difference to my routine.

Not only did this help me have a incredible nights sleep, I felt much more relaxed and stress-free in the evenings. This product definitely helps you chill out and it’s something I will be continuing to use for a long time.

If you’re looking for some natural and locally sourced products, then I definitely recommend you check out this brand. They’re based on Cotham Hill, Bristol or you can find them online at www.amphora-retail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncategorized

Cameron Diaz: The Body Book Review

I haven’t posted anything for here for a very long time and I could make all sorts of excuses about the amount of uni work I’ve had and how I spend all my spare time at work, but the truth is I completely forgot I even had a blog (embarrassing I know). One thing I have been doing though which I felt was important to share with you all, is trying to read all of the books on my bookshelf. Emphasis on the word trying as it’s very hard to read them all, especially as I constantly seem to buy books and forget that I actually have to read them.

One in particular which I purchased last year whilst at University is The Body Book. This is Cameron Diaz‘s book and I didn’t buy it because I am a huge fan of her or anything, it was actually recommended to me by a friend. In fact, I know a lot of people who bought this book and I am not entirely sure they read it all, but I managed to finish it the other day.

94ce7cc89004f9dc_815iPS5daoL._AA1500_.jpg.xxxlarge

When I first got this book, I hoped it wouldn’t be the same as some other silly ‘diet‘ books which I have came across. Luckily I was right. This book honestly not what I expected it to be. It focuses a lot on how the body works, along with information and advice on health and fitness, all which is based on her own life experience.

I enjoyed this book as it did not seem as if she was telling you that you had to do something in order to be happy with yourself, instead she explained what was best to be a healthier and happier you. This book is good as it gives advice on life, not a set of strict instructions to gain your dream body.

My favourite part of the book was Part Three. This section is labelled ‘Mind‘ and focuses a lot on relaxation. She explains ways in which you can be at peace with yourself and generally happy in life. I felt by this point that I had gained a lot of trust in Cameron, mainly because I underestimated how knowledgeable she is. I feel horrible saying this but she is also a lot more intelligent than I ever had imagined, the knowledge she shares throughout the book is amazing.

After reading this book I felt determined to have a lifestyle like hers, obviously I wouldn’t become a famous actress, but she seems very content with her life. This book has helped me gain a lot of respect for Cameron Diaz and I definitely recommend it – you can even borrow my copy if you wish!