So tonight I attended the Cardiff Lush Spa preview event. I didn’t know what to expect from the night and I actually found myself outside the Lush store I am used to on Queen Street. It was closed…OMG is the event still going ahead?? I start to panic and look for my invite on my phone! I keep walking up queen street towards the castle and suddenly I see people queuing in a very orderly way outside the new Lush Spa!
The atmosphere was great! Everyone was excitedly waiting to enter the new store. I felt like Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory as I gazed through the windows at the magnificent, colourful display of bath bombs before me.
I entered, my nose was meet with the deliciously sweet scents of fresh handmade products around me, a lovely gentleman handed me a glass of sweet rose water.
I wanted to explore. So much to see in such little time and I of course wanted to do a bit of shopping…who wouldn’t!
First on my list of things to do was get a tour of the Spa which is located upstairs.
I jumped into the lift with a very smart looking man, so it would only be the two of us on the tour I thought?
As we entered the first room I was surprised to see that it was an old style country kitchen. It was very welcoming and homely, I looked around and noticed that the plates on the walls were similar to the ones I have seen in my great grandmothers house, she was a very house proud lady who had an eye for beautiful things. I felt as though I had taken a step back in time to the days where I would skip around her homely home and sip cups of tea at the family kitchen table.
*The plates, trinkets and other homely decorations have been recycled and up-cycled.
The spa tour lady was lovely, as she began to talk about the spa she couldn’t help but smile at the man who was with me. She said…’it feels strange telling your story’ as she looked at the man. The penny finally dropped…I was on the guided tour with the Lush founder himself Mark Constantine!
Instantly I turned into giggly Charlotte…’Hahaha it could only happen to me’ I said. Then I asked if I could record him!
So enough of me babbling on – Please find some videos and pictures of what you can expect from the new Cardiff Lush Spa!
Lush Founder Mark Constantine –
Now I would like to show you some of the treatment rooms
The Comforter – Welcome to a world of pure imagination, full of candyfloss, bittersweet cacao kisses and dripping chocolate. First, an indulgent, hot chocolate scrub to cloud you in the heavenly ministrations of massage, then a bubbling rose serum, hot, rich and dripping on your skin, euphorically floral for your body to savour.
You’re drunk on chocolate, fantasy and music, on the weird and wonderful chords which send shivers of recognition down your spine, and send you high up to hushabye mountain.
Fireworks of thought conjure up fantastical, long-lost daydreams where you linger, free from responsibility. Awake, tickled pink with velveteen skin and a reawakened sense of playfulness.
Hard Days Night Treatment – A recipe for 75 minutes of full-body massage infused with assisted yoga, to help you awaken feeling rested and refreshed.
Take an album of Beatles classics and sift vigorously, unravelling the rich, subtleties of the chords and lyrics to be mixed and reimagined. Add one pair of pyjamas, soft, oversized, and stir the two into a reverie of music and golden slumbers.
A restful massage of gentle, passive stretches lengthen, strengthen and relax the body, aligning and fine-tuning from head to toe. Add a dash of the weird and wonderful, the feeling of soaring skyward in a dream and bake with a splash of comfort, the warm, snuggly kind that makes you think of home, sweet home.
Infuse with a liberal sprinkle of Liverpool, the sound of the docks in the morning, and leave to rise, starry-eyed, with the sun.
Validation Facial – A transportive, 60-minute facial treatment tailored to how you want your skin to feel, and designed to deeply indulge and rejuvenate.
Relax as your face is adorned in fruit and the finest essential oils. The scent of lavender at your temples permeates the gentle hush of the treatment room. A delicate, rolling massage moves across your face, neck and shoulders, validating and refreshing.
Feel your skin blossom and thrive, dimpling, brightening, glowing. Deft fingers tread the map of your brows, forehead and temples, releasing tension and inviting radiance. Happiness comes from within and shines outwards. Hands walk up your spine, aligning and straightening. Stretch. Smile. Feel beautiful.
Hope you enjoyed your sneak peek of the new Cardiff Lush Spa, I have plenty of Lush product reviews coming up so please dont forget to follow Welsh Mummy Blogs on Twitter and Facebook or you can follow my blog on here!
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