A Face without Make up
Vanity vs Me time
Hands up if like me being in public without makeup fills you with dread. Vain I know but I guess wearing makeup is a kind of comfort blanket. In the past when I’ve walked through a Department store and seen people having beauty treatment I’ve always thought nah not for me! No way am I sitting in a brightly lit store with no makeup on.
A couple of weeks ago I needed to buy myself some new moisturiser. I decided that I would try out a particular moisturiser from Elemis. Now normally when making these sorts of purchases I tend to buy online. Mainly because shopping with a toddler is near impossible. But I needed to buy a last minute present for yet another birthday party and so off we went shopping.
All four of us went as my OH fancied a run out in the car. I ushered him off to Costa with the kids while I had a little browse. Of course there had to be an offer on and I was talked into buying a second product to get a freebie. And being the sucker I am I did. Now it turned out that the free product was in fact a free facial. This facial would take place under the delightful lighting of the department store. Hmmm, do I want this I thought? Stood at the till making a decision and my OH was walked back into the store. With the prospect of him seeing the bill for my purchases I just said yes, ok then.
The day arrived and I had deliberately booked a late evening. Hopefully not so many people around! I think I expected a short facial being a freebie, perhaps a quick slap on of some oil in an attempt to make me buy an expensive bottle of some miracle concoction. But I was very wrong. I was greeted me with a warm smile, she asked me the usual health questions you would get in a salon. She then scanned my face to show all my imperfections (lovely!) and help to choose which products would suit me best.
I sat on a very comfortable chair and she proceeded with the facial. This was a fab facial, one that you would receive in a salon. It lasted about 35mins and included a hand massage whilst the mask did it’s magic. I loved it. A little bit a of me time. Who cares about the no makeup issue and other people being around. It was free and blissful.
Best of all I have another one in a few weeks as I bought a couple more products (yes I’m a sucker).
Would you have facial in a department store? Can you go out in public with no makeup on or is it just me?