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Recently I popped into The Shop at Bluebird to review the Blink Brow Bar and have my eyebrows threaded as well as a quick mani.

The nail bar includes both Essie and OPI whilst Blink’s nail treatments include a ‘Polish and go’, ‘The Blink signature manicure’, and  ‘The Blink Ayurvedic manicure’.

Blink’s eyebrow treatments aren’t limited to threading. They also include the ‘Brow-Hab’, ‘Bold Brows’, and ‘Brow Enhancement’ – if you’re looking to give your brows more definition and a touch of glamour.

For me The Shop at Bluebird is an easy spot to pop into but if you are at the Sloane Square end of King’s Road, Blink Brow Bar can also be found in Peter Jones.

The service I received at Blink was both efficient and very friendly. You feel at ease instantly whilst you enjoy the stylish surroundings. And there is nothing better than to be pampered and to walk back through The Shop at Bluebird: a haven of style and a great feast for the eyes and wardrobe.

Enjoy!

*The treatment was complimentary for the purpose of the review.*

This week involved pizza at The Camden Eye; yummy heart-shaped chocolates from Rococo Chocolates on King’s Road; eyebrow threading and a manicure at Blink Brow Bar inside The Shop at Bluebird on King’s Road; dinner upstairs at the recently refurbished The White Horse pub in Parsons Green; The British Museum – one of my favourite buildings in the world; Silver Linings Playbook at Cineworld on Fulham Road (which I wholly recommend!); and trying out an iPad keyboard case from Yoshie & Nico.

What did you get up to? x

Last week I popped into a Dermalogica event at Solaria beauty and tanning salon along the King’s Road. This place has been here for years and I don’t know how many times I’ve walked past it without taking much notice.

Located right by Royal Avenue, or to be specific McD’s, Solaria can be easily missed because you have to step through the door and climb a flight of stairs before you can see what it has to offer.

From the outside, it is also easy to assume that Solaria is only a tanning salon but it obviously isn’t – as I discovered.

At the event, I had my face scrutinised by this wonderful gadget that pointed out which areas needed more SPF protection, were dry or greasy.

The therapist carried out a face mapping exercise on me and recommended a few products. This was helpful because normally with Dermalogica, I buy the skin prep scrub but for my skin type the therapist suggested that I give the multivitamin thermafoliant a try.

I did and I absolutely love it! My skin looks so radiant every time I use it that I feel like I need to contain myself and hold back from using it everyday. I am supposed to use it once or twice a week. I’m going to go for twice. 😉

I also bought a large Derma Clay Cleanser. As Salma Hayek has said, her beauty secret is to make sure her skin is clean at night – like really clean. And this cleanser does the job for me. It suits my skin perfectly.

Over the years my relationship with Dermalogica has been hit and miss, simply because it’s not always easy to buy. I got tired of stepping into salons and asking for products, which they didn’t have – even though the boxes were in the window.

But now, I have somewhere to go on the King’s Road and I am very excited about this!

Another reason why Solaria must have skipped my radar is because I’m not really a tanning salon kinda girl. But I know quite a few of my readers are and if you are, this place seems worth checking out.

The tanning beds look high tech and are apparently big enough to wave your arms around in. If you prefer spray tans, Solaria offers them too. In fact, this place definitely seems like Chelsea’s best kept tanning secret and I guess that’s why some of Chelsea’s more recognisable residents come here.

Eyebrow threading at Strip Wax Bar.

Loving the new spin studio at my gym!

I also love my new eyelash extensions by Boudoir Lashes!

Tommy’s Margarita at 86.

The Wellesley Hotel opens in Hyde Park later this year. The building used to be the legendary jazz club Pizza on the Park – and its jazz legacy is set to continue with this stunning art deco boutique hotel, which will also be a massive draw for cigar fans. Watch out!

Street art in Clerkenwell.

Saturday morning cupcakes from Storm in a Cupcake, Chelsea’s latest cupcake shop.

The John Williams’ 80th Birthday Concert was amazing. The concert kicked off with Superman’s theme tune and ended with Stars Wars. In between, there was a string of Williams’ classics. Schindler’s List was hauntingly beautiful whilst E.T., magical.

Last night, I returned to Barbarella after the launch party, for dinner. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was yet again buzzing, so there was no way we were leaving after the food. We stayed and danced the night away instead!

And right now, Sleepless In Seattle is on in the background. Love!

It has taken me a while but I have finally popped my eyelash extensions cherry!

I guess this is because I very rarely wear mascara. But whilst my eyelashes are dark, they are also quite thin and short. So I thought I’d finally give extensions a try, seeing as they are guaranteed to be a lot less fiddly and messy than mascara. And there was no way I could go anywhere but to Boudoir Lashes for my ceremonial first treatment.

Arriving at BECCA in South Kensington and being greeted warmly by the cosmetics staff, I finally met Asma of Boudoir Lashes who had introduced herself to me almost a year ago. How time flies – and I have watched her company grow quite impressively over the last twelve months.

As I lay on my back and felt Asma taping my eyelids into position, I wondered how my eyelashes would end up looking: Liza Minnelli in Cabaret or probably something a little more subtle?

Asma worked methodically to add PBT (synthetic fibre) lashes to my eyes. And after an hour, I could finally open my eyelids to see the transformation.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a ‘before’ photo to compare to the ‘after’. But trust me when I say that there has been much improvement in the eye department. And don’t you think they look natural? They’re just amazing and I love them!

But now I have to take care of them. For the first twenty four hours I have to be careful with water or cleanser going anywhere near my eyes. And there’s no swimming, showering or steam rooms allowed.

I’ll also have to sleep on my back especially tonight and I have to make sure I don’t allow the wrong products near my eyes to avoid breaking down the adhesive bond on the extensions over the next few weeks.

My eyelash extensions can last from two to six weeks, depending on how well I maintain them. And given that I’ve become an instant convert, I’m going to try to not be so lazy in this department.

Boudoir Lashes also offer various other eye treatments such as tinting, perming, threading and waxing. You can also try mink lashes which are 100% cruelty free Siberian mink fur.

So are you thinking of having your lashes done?

Because Boudoir Lashes are offering King’s Road Rocks’ readers an introductory offer of £99 for the PBT eyelash extensions as a discount from the full price. All you have to do is quote the discount code: BL10KRR when you contact them for more information or to make a booking. (Terms and Conditions apply).

Now, to try to go to sleep without ending up with my face pushed against the pillow! 😉 x

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