V. TO TREAT WITH EXCESSIVE KINDNESS OR CARE; TO INDULGE
They're the spas, services, and indulgence that saved your sanity this year.
Svetlana Tsankova Beautopia UK
Sventlana Tsankova launched mobile spa Beautopia UK when she couldn't keep up with all her clients. She has since personally trained her team to carry out the best at-home treatments, including massages, nails, reflexology and facials. Read more
Beautopia Beauty at Home
Last night you were
a) downing tequila with your boss.
b) bonking your ex.
c) neither or both (you can’t remember).
So chances are you’ll be staying in tonight. Celebrate your debauchery with a pamper session from Beautopia. They come to you, so you won’t have to show your guilty face to anyone.
Have a firm body massage with Slav; an immaculate mani/pedi; or a Yon-Ka Paris facial. (Beautopia has exclusive ‘at home’ rights on this one, and it’s worth every penny.)
And should you plan to repeat last night’s antics later on, book a swift application of special occasion makeup combined with relaxing reiki.
Because if you can’t be good, would you at least try and look it?
Beautopia (020 8741 5888 or beautopiauk.com).
Anita Vukomancic Inhale Clinic
Holistic cosmetologist Anita Vukomancic uses her background as a qualified beauty therapist, acupuncturist and naturopath to help keep your skin healthy. We found her treatments spot on. Read more
Every Breath You Take
Bespoke Facials at Inhale Clinic
Your boss is clearly possessed, last night’s hot date hasn’t called, and your phone is somewhere on the Northern Line.
It’s no wonder you have broken out with more spots than a Dalmatian.
Take a deep breath and calm down at Inhale, where Croatian beauty therapist Anita Vukomancic will ensure that your stressful life doesn’t take its toll on your face.
Drawing on holistic medicine and nutritional therapy, Vukomancic’s bespoke facials incorporate everything from acupressure and acupuncture to microdermabrasion plus advice on what to eat (vitamins) and what not to eat (chocolate), and are topped off with blasts of oxygen to kill bacteria and firm skin. Or opt for a course of cellulite reduction therapy or a detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage.
The results will take your breath away.
Inhale, 2 Wimpole Street, W1G OED (020 7491 7767 or inhale-uk.co.uk).
Imelda Burke Content Beauty/Wellbeing
Imelda Burke brings the best selection of organic and natural beauty products together under one glamorous roof. Her discoveries sourced from around the world make us feel beautiful both inside and out. Read more
Life Is Beautiful
Content Beauty/Wellbeing Boutique Opens
a) Slept with your best friend’s ex.
b) Screened a call from your mother.
c) Bought a ridiculously expensive pair of shoes with the rent money.
Ease your conscience at Content, a new luxury beauty boutique selling the best organic, natural brands under one elegant ecoroof. From Organic Apoteke skin care to Tsi-La natural perfumes, this lot will help you wipe the slate clean.
Everything is recycled, organically certified or secondhand. Cupboards are fashioned from old vending machine coffee cups, wooden shelving originates from responsibly managed forests and mail orders are sent in biodegradable bubble wrap and recycled paper boxes.
Put your guilt aside and shop.
To your heart’s content.
Content Beauty/Wellbeing, 14 Bulstrode Street, W1U 2JG (020 3075 1006 or beingcontent.com).