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Testing The Treatment: London’s Best Local Waxes

Regular readers of Blush, will know how much I love a good a treatment. Full body massages, blow dries, facials; I’ll take them all. There are a few necessary evils that when the time comes, I always dread: threading (it looks awesome but there is no pain quite like it) and waxing. Eyebrow waxing: is […]

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Testing the Treatment – Smooth You Dalston – Luxury Pedicure

As readers of Blush will know, I love a good treatment, and I have tried some greats. I’ve been to the outskirts of North London, swanked it up in Mayfair and been to the creme de la creme of neighbourhood classics in Chelsea and Hampstead. It’s been a while since I ventured east for a […]

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Testing the Treatment – The Mandara Spa

My skin has been considerably unruly of late. Perhaps it’s all the stress of launching a new business, perhaps it’s because I consider a pack of chocolate digestives a hearty breakfast, or perhaps in the absence of the sun this summer, my pores have given up and come to the conclusion that they’ll never need […]

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Testing the Treatment – Charlotte Mensah’s Hair Lounge

If you have Afro hair, you’ll know how hard it is to find a good hairdresser in London. Well one that you won’t spend half the day waiting to be seen anyway! I’d already had the opportunity to visit the Hair Lounge when I interviewed its owner, the immensely affable Charlotte Mensah. It’s not often […]

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Testing the Treatment – The Bardou Blow-Dry

Blow dry bars are no longer novel for Londoners so it takes a pretty special one to stand out from the crowd. When I visited  Bardou they were still located at their High-St Kensington pop-up but have now settled in at a swanky central spot, in London’s Covent Garden– which is fast becoming the number one […]

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Testing the Treatment – Unruly Curls, Notting Hill

Unruly curls are standard procedure if you have Afro or curly hair, so I was delighted to discover a hairdresser that celebrated them. Tucked away on a residential street in Notting Hill (about a 5 minute walk from Latimer Road station) and across the road from Stella McCartney’s HQ, is unruly curls- a salon dedicated […]

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Testing the Treatment – Colour at Andrew Jose with Salon Science

I’ve got very fond memories of Andrew Jose‘s Charlotte St salon, mainly because they rather graciously fixed my friends hair after I’d attempted an at home highlight job that went unsurprisingly wrong. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out the salon for myself I jumped at the chance. The purpose of my […]

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Testing the Treatment – Privet Body, Notting Hill

Testing the treatment, as regular readers know, aims to unearth those neighbourhood gems that you wish existed but haven’t quite found yet. I’ve hunted down my favourite spas and salons in North London and countless in Central, ideal for popping into on your way home from work, or if you’re really hardcore, on your lunch […]

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Testing the Treatment – London Facialist Claudia Fallah

The power of a good facial can’t be underestimated.  Whilst a facial works to plump, rehydrate and revitalise skin, nothing beats disappearing from daily life for an hour to zone in on you. Frequent facials are the unifying treatment all celebrities swear by and it is a treatment that sometimes we forget we can, and […]

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Introducing… Codage Paris #Testingthetreatment

    Selfridges’ beauty hall, the ultimate cosmetics candy store, welcomes a new skincare counter in the form of Codage Paris.  Specialists in the art of concocting skin-nourishing formulas, Codage, or “code” in English, takes a holistic approach to beauty by assessing and targeting individual skincare needs, with a collection that harnesses naturally active ingredients.  […]

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Testing the Treatment – Blink @ Selfridges

I’ve always opted for threading over waxing, mainly because the only time I had my eyebrows threaded I cried like a baby. So you could imagine my trepidation when I was invited along to sample a brow treatment at Blink. Thankfully I needn’t have worried. I walked up to the Blink counter on the ground […]

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Testing the Treatment – The Deramlogica Facial at Earthspa

There are moments in our lives, when certain treatments couldn’t come at a better time. In my case it was Earthspa‘s Dermalogica facial.   I have tried many facials before and, excluding one, have never had an issue and always left happy. I often worry about whether I’m too young to have facials, or whether […]

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Testing the treatment – London’s hottest waxers- the best of South, West & Central London.

Blush London continues to travel across the city testing out its hottest hot waxers. In the latest ‘Testing the Treatment’ Blush checks out what Notting Hill, Pimlico and Marylebone have to offer. Gielly Green The Otilya Roberts Waxing Centre at Gielly Green   My first of many future visits to the Otilya Waxing Centre, was […]

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Get the Chelsea Look – Paul Edmonds – Testing the Treatment

      It’s monday, it’s rainy and the week has only just begun. However there is one thing to put a smile on our faces this evening and that’s the return of Made in Chelsea.   Yes the Sloanes that we’ve grown to love, are back for Season 6 and though we can’t predict […]

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Testing the treatment- London’s top salons

There is little else better in this world than a fresh blow-dry or a new cut; nothing looks slicker than freshly-cut blunt ends- whether you’re a grungey girl or a chelsea trustafarian.    As a beauty writer I regularly catch myself eyeing up the ends of girls’ hair on the tube, and with blow-dry bars popping-up everywhere, […]

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