29 July 2015

My neck, my back, my shoulders and.. yeah a massage by Bonnie Quines.

I've said in previous blog posts that I've not experienced the spa life before; so I'm always jumping at the chance to try anything spa related. 

Hidden away in a little place in Broxburn is a salon called Bonnie Quines. This salon is very deceiving from its exterior as it looks just like a normal office building. However, in the warmth of the individual rooms screams out experience, talent and a fecking good massage therapist. 

I was booked in for a back, neck and shoulder Swedish massage with the massage therapist Nicola. I don't think I've had a proper one before other than that one time on holiday but that was all a bit weird (they started rubbing my belly which was the most bizarre thing I've ever felt).  Nicola was very professional but with such a warm welcome she made me feel at ease straight away. She asked if I had any health problems or if I was on any medication before we started and after that we were good to go. 

You know the drill. The relaxing music starts with all sorts of noises from the ocean, the rooms so cosy that your already nodding off and before you know it your face is so far in that wee hole thing in the bed that you almost feel like this is you at your most natural state. 

Hats off to Nicola though, the girl knows how to move pressure through out your body and there was a fair few instances where my toosties were moving at the sheer feeling of being that relaxed. She surprised me because I didn't have any problems with my back at all and thought it would be quite straight forward however, we soon realised my back was full of really complicated knots and the pressure needed to get them out was quite intense. She totally worked them out and it was such a fab feeling.

Who wants a massage that's nice and cute and bang average? nah not me. The pressure was good and again I was surprised at how even she could distribute it along my back. If your going for a massage, you want to feel a step above deep relaxation, and Nicola defiantly achieved that with me. Also a huge congratulations to Nicola for making it as a finalist for the Scottish Hair and Beauty awards 2015. She's in the running to win 'Best Massage Therapist' and she better bloody win it!.

If you would like to book in with Nicola, she's based in Bonnie Quines in Broxburn. You can email reception@bonniequines.com or call 01506 858896 to book. You can also get the girls on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bonniequines

8 July 2015

Instantly Ageless - Jeunesse review

The Jeunesse website claims: 'Meticulously developed, our formula is lightweight and contains a skin-conditioning complex of minerals that evens skin tone. The revolutionary ingredient is argireline: a peptide that works like Botox. It’s specifically designed to target areas which have lost elasticity - revealing visibly toned, lifted skin.'

I've known about this product for a few months now and today was the first day I tried it. I can only say I am in total shock. When the product first arrived a couple of months ago I was taken back at how quickly it was flying off the shelfs. I work in a nail bar which means I'm around women of all ages all the time. As soon as one person started talking about it, everyone did. 

I had seen countless videos of this (what seemed like) magic cream. Although I still wasn't phased. Until one day in the salon I tried it on a client myself. I took a before and after picture and I was quite shocked at the results. Within a minute I could see this ladies face changing in front of my eyes which being really honest was quite bizarre. I had never seen anything like it and I couldn't get over the fact it happened so quickly. 

As the beauty industry grows from one extreme to another we are constantly been sold various lotions and potions, it's hard knowing what products are best. If you want something quick then this is the stuff you need. 

Why am I writing about this now?
Well, before now I didn't feel the urge to try the cream at all. Not even slightly curious and it was probably because I was quite arrogant about it. I'm 22 (23 next week eeek) and I don't realllllly have wrinkles or lines. There's a few right under my eyes but I think it's just the shape of them. Pfffffft why would I need to use it? 

Today I was cleaning out my handbag (y'all know how messy and full of shite it gets) and out pops a little sample of Instantly Ageless. I had no makeup on and I was about to leave for work and thought 'MEH... may as well give it a try it'. Now I have really REALLY bad dark circles under my eyes and I've defiantly had them since like 2K4 so they aren't budging at all. I pops a tiny amount on my finger and dab all around and under my eyes. From watching the videos online I knew to stay still for a few minutes until it dries. As the minutes tick by I can feel it getting tighter and tighter. 

I only go and look in the mirror and I'm a little scared at how good this is. WAIT A FECKING MINUTE - I thought I never had wrinkles!!!? and why is it so smooth under my eyes. I'm now trying to remember what they were like before. I must have tiny little bumps under my eyes because this is as smooth as my cheek and we all know I have cute,  big, chubby cheeks. 

Anyway, this product is unreal and I'm now pretty annoyed because that's just another thing I NEED on the list to buy. It lasts for like over 6 hours if you don't sweat too much and can be applied under makeup if you do it right so it's all good. I didn't get any before & after pictures of me I'm afraid because I wasn't that switched on when I was doing it soz. 

If y'all want some let me know as my salon has loads xox