I had the most ridonkulously indulgent “is this really my life” day recently, when I flew to Brisbane to spend the day with some absolute fabulous bloggers, and got pampered head to toe, thanks to Beautiful You Hair and Beauty Day Spa and Blog Power Events.
The day didn’t feel particularly glamorous to start off with, I have to be honest, when I was up at 4.30 am and on the road by 5.15 am. But it soon changed … for the better. The first sign the day was heading in the right direction was being upgraded to an exit row seat … and it just got better from there!
I was collected at the airport by the lovely Rachel, and her charming husband, from Redcliffe Style and Blog Power Events, and chauffeured along the coast to Margate, a very pretty spot on the Redcliffe Peninsula, where the delights just continued to unfold at the lovely Beautiful You Hair and Beauty Day Spa.
I was presented with a goodie bag, a luxurious robe and the fluffiest slippers ever, along with spa underwear that was actually relatively comfortable. I know right! Included in this armful of fabulousness was a personalised schedule for my day of luxurious pampering.
The official hashtag for the event was #beautifulyou. I needed another hashtag to reflect exactly pampered I felt, so #kimbaisaspoiltbrat was created.
Hair treatment – I was treated to a shampoo and personalised hair treatment application, including a heavenly head massage and hand massage from Narelle from Redken, using the Pureology range.
Pure Fiji Massage – Massage and I aren’t usually BFFs as it leaves me tired and woozy. However, after waking at 4.30 am and having commenced my first glass of Champagne well before the sun was over the yard arm, I was already tired and woozy and the personalised massage by Simone, concentrating on my neck and back, left me in a state of bliss. I commented that I was so relaxed I was just a warm puddle of humanity.
Image Facial Peel – Hands down my favourite treatment of the day was the Signature Face Lift. A four-layer facial peel was applied to my face by Krystle and just one treatment left my skin plumped and glowing and, dare I say it, gorgeous. I was gifted with an after care package of skincare. Seriously the best thing I’ve done for my skin ever. I’m tracking down a Sydney salon where this service is offered stat!
Nibbles and Champagne Break – delicious nibbles, more bubbles and a good girly chat. Heavenly!
Mini Spa Pedicure – The lovely Toni tended my tootsies, polishing them in a fabulous wintery plum-purple colour.
Lunch – More bubbles and delicious gourmet sandwiches. May have also been a bit more girly chat. OK, lots more girly chat.
I was also lucky enough to have my makeup applied using Youngblood, a brand I’d not used before. I was so impressed I bought the gorgeous Tangelo lipstick and Stripped Lip Gel (clear with sparkles), and have already made a wishlist of other products I may just “need”.
Blue Lagoon Hydrotherapy Spa – I’m not usually terribly keen on baths and find them more hot and sweaty than relaxing and soothing, but this hydrotherapy spa has changed my mind. The temperature was on the cooler side of warm but not at all cold. It left me feeling floaty and fabulous and oh so relaxed. For the first and last five minutes, the hydrotherapy jets were turned to a relaxing level, but for the middle five minutes, the jets were turned higher for an amazing full body exfoliation.
Blow Dry – Christine from Redken had quite the task ahead of her, as my hair was completely dry and a bit frizzy after having dried naturally from my hair treatment some hours before. She applied some magic product – I was too blissed out after my hydrotherapy spa to recall the name – and gave me a fab straight blowdry. Four days later, with a little bit of help from my gHD, and a spritz of dry shampoo on the fourth day, the hairstyle is still going strong. Now, that’s impressive!
Beautiful You is a beautiful space, filled with light and beach glimpses. The spa rooms are luxurious to the nth degree and the staff are lovely ladies who obviously enjoy their jobs. Like many of their ilk, they ask questions, but what differentiates them is that they listen and act upon the response. You get the feeling that nothing is too much trouble and that every service is personalised to the needs of the individual client.
I wish I had a teleporter so I could pop over whenever I wanted. Think I might be talking the blokefolk into a Queensland holiday soon!
Not only did I get pampered and exfoliated and massaged and blowdried and pedicured and made up and generally spoilt rotten, I also had a fabulous time hanging out with some wonderful ladies who also just happen to be fabulous bloggers.
Jos from Sew Cook Laugh Live
Rosana from Engineer Mum
Olivia from Wait Until the Sunset
Melissa from Suger Coat It
Danielle from Five Little Reasons
Sheri from Sheri Bomb
Stacey from Veggie Mama
The blogger event was a partnership between Beautiful You, owned and operated by the gorgeous Toni, and Blog Power Events, with Lisa and Rachel acting as the Hostesses with the Mostest.
Lisa from Mrs BC’s House of Chaos
Rachel from Redcliffe Style
Unfortunately, it’s not going to be possible for me to visit Beautiful You every time I need some maintenance and pampering, but you can bet your comfy spa underwear that I’ll be booking myself in every single time we go to Brisbane.
Do yourself a favour and go and get yourself all spangly and shiny and sparkly at Beautiful You Hair and Beauty Day Spa at gorgeous Margate, Queensland.
Kimba Likes Style Notes:
- Orange Petra Bag – purchased from Sterling & Hyde
- Birdcage Dress – purchased from Verily
- Black leggings – Spanx purchased from David Jones
- Berry suede loafers – purchased from The GAP
- Pink Scarf – purchased from Brown Sugar
Kimba Likes Image Credits:
- All images by Kim-Marie Williams
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