Facials

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Peter Jones has to be every Chelsea Girl’s favourite department store because if there’s anything you need, there’s a strong likelihood you’ll be able to find it on the corner of Sloane Square. From soft furnishings to electronics, gadgets to designer shampoo, I’ve relied on Peter Jones for plenty of domestic or beauty shopping.

And if you need beauty maintenance before a night out you can also make your way to the first floor, to Blink Brow’s concession stand.

Blink Brow at Peter JonesOn Saturday morning I popped in for a treatment, which included tinting and threading my eyebrows. The beauty therapist was very personable and the chair comfy. It was also the perfect time of the day to drop in (9.45am) because the beauty floor was very quiet and there was no sense of rushing. I’d never considered having my eyebrows treated in a department store before but now it makes sense. If you’re pushed for time and are planning a little shopping, there’s nothing more convenient than grabbing one of Blink Brow’s seats for some beauty maintenance, whilst on the go. I recommend it.

Peter Jones, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EL. For appointments: 0207 881 6379.

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

*QMS Medicosmetics’ spa on Cadogan Gardens has moved. For spa treatments in London, you can either visit Grace Belgravia or Liberty London. 

Since I started swimming again and because of the inconsistent weather we are having, my skin seems to be suffering a little. Windy cold weather outdoors and turned up central heating indoors, mixed with an unhealthy dose of chlorine means that my skin has been quite dehydrated recently. So as I popped along to QMS Medicosmetics to review one of their facials, I already knew that they would have quite a task.

Located off the King’s Road, opposite Peter Jones’s side entrance on Cadogan Gardens, QMS Medicosmetics’ almost futuristic interior can be found in one of the most traditional terraced buildings in Chelsea. Visually speaking, the spa’s location mirrors the technology of its products that have been developed with care and attention over time; a juxtaposition of the past and the future.

QMS MedicosmeticsOn Friday afternoon, I visited the spa to have a Deep Cleansing Intense Treatment with the added QMS Medicosmetics Oxygen Concentrator.

QMS Medicosmetics The first step was to cleanse and tone my skin, followed by an exfoliation. But there was no abrasive action on my skin. Instead an exfoliant fluid was used with fruit acids. I had had a similar procedure performed on my face at the Red Door Salon at Saks 5th Avenue (New York City) a few years ago; even the odour of the fluid was familiar. But that’s where comparison to any facial I’ve ever had ends.

The foundation of QMS Cosmetics’s products is based on the works of its innovator, Dr. med. Erich Schulte, who has developed collagen enhancing technology for his regenerative skincare range.

QMS MedicosmeticsThis meant that by the end of my treatment, my face was hopefully going to feel hydrated and nourished as if winter had passed me by without barely touching my skin. Or so I hoped. 😉 It also meant that the skincare medical products that were going to be used on my skin were engineered from revolutionary techniques that evolved from Dr. med. Erich Schulte’s work as a cosmetic surgeon.

My facial involved deep cleansing with the aid of a steam machine as well as an algae face mask that helped to lift the deeply rooted impurities from my skin. Following a few extractions, oxygen was then blown over my skin; the subtle odour made this procedure feel more pleasurable than medical. And after almost 75-minutes, day collagen serum was applied.

When I left the spa and its friendly staff, my skin did feel fresh and regenerated. But it wasn’t really until the next day that I could appreciate the full ‘glow’. I feel like my skin has been rehabilitated and I’m more determined than ever to keep my skin nourished through the remaining weeks of winter that we have left. Let’s hope spring comes soon!

QMS Medicosmetics, 43 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2TB, 020 7730 8090.

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

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

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