15 ways to look fabulous this season
PUBLISHED: 19:07 14 March 2011 | UPDATED: 15:01 20 February 2013
It's time to get out that little black dress and look - and feel - like a million dollars. And we know just the people and products that can help!
1 THE RUNNYMEDE HOTEL & SPA, near Windsor, has just the thing for girls who wish to dazzle in their frocks. Their package includes a luxurious body treatment and customised facial, together lasting two and three quarter hours, a light lunch, full use of the spa facilities and refreshments available throughout the day.
Bookings can be made with the spa directly by calling 01784 220 973; alternatively, visit www.runnymedehotel.com
2 Sarai at Crowthorne offers special deals if you're planning a glitzy night out. Their Special Occasion package includes a blow dry and make-up from 88.
Sarai 164-168 High Street, Crowthorne, www.sarai-hair.co.uk; tel: 01344 761132.
3 Look radiant in your party dress with a glowing 'Fake Bake' spray tan from the VITAL Health & Beauty Spa at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, near Ascot. The half-hour session includes an exfoliating and moisturising kit to help extend the life of the natural looking golden tan which should last between five and 10 days and costs 35. All natural ingredients are used, not tested on animals. To book call the spa on 0870 400 8111, www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/berystede
4 Want to get rid of that bulging midriff? Beautytek offers a non invasive alternative to the tummy tuck. A micro-current works with the cells in the body, breaks down the fat and produces fatty acids which are then flushed out through the lymphatic system at the same time as breaking down the fat the skin is tightened and lifted. Call 07759 613086.
5 Treat yourself to some non-invasive facial surgery with a Restylane treatment at 265.The injections can last up to nine months. Collagen starts at 350 and usually lasts a year. Both are available at Face First Clinic, near Woolhampton, Newbury. Tel: 01189 712773 or visit: www.facefirstclinic.com
6 Indulge yourself with a Donnington Valley Spa Pure Aromatic Facial. Lasting one hour and costing 55, it's individually tailored to suit your needs. It starts with a spa cleanse foot ritual experience and includes a plant based mask to leave you with super soft glowing skin. It also includes a decollete and scalp or hand massage as part of the deluxe treatment. Visit: www.donnington
7 Stoke Park Club's luxury SPA has launched its own treatment inspired product range, containing only pure, natural ingredients. Choose from fabulous body products such as White Chocolate Body Cream (37.50 for 200ml) or Kiwi Complexion Scrub (38.00 for 50 ml) Products are available from Stoke Park Club, www.spc.co.uk, or at Fortnum & Mason.
8 Get into the festive mood with a glass of bubbly at Fredrick's Spa, near Maidenhead. Enjoy a relaxing Aromatherapy Dream Bath with rose petals. A Thalgo L'Elixir Exception facial will leave your skin with a healty and glowing complexion.Visit: www.fredricks-hotel.co.uk
9 At Uber Beauty Rooms in Marlow they use New York's Essie polish, considered to be one of the best nail products on the market. Treat yourself to one of the salon's vitamin manicures. It costs 35 for 60 minutes and includes a file and complete cuticle tidy and an application of Retinol-based vitamin repair, leaving your hands extremely smooth - good for anti-ageing. This is followed by a deep, relaxing hand and arm massage and polish to finish.
For an extra 10 you can enjoy a 15-minute scalp massage during nail treatments. Visit www.uberbeautyrooms.com
10 Take advice from skincare guru Tracey Malone - sister to fashionable Jo. Bracknell based Tracey - who counted Princess Diana among her many celebrity clients - creates her own fabulous beauty treatments to suit your particular skin type, then comes to your home to give you a facial. She charges 30 for a consultation. If you're going somewhere special this Christmas, why not let her do your make-up, at home, for just 50 for a 45 minute session. She also makes all her own skin products. Try her invigorating face gel at 35 for 100ml. Call her on 01344 451 462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Jo Malone's White Jasmine & Mint Cologne (right) is a wonderful pick-me-up. Priced at 59 for 100ml, it's available from Jo Malone, Windsor Royal Shopping.
12 If you want to feel reinvigorated, try a half hour-long Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow exfoliation ritual that deep cleanses, polishes and softens to perfection, while Exotic Island Flower body lotion leaves the skin glowing and vibrant, replenished and flawless. It's a divine pick-me-up treatment for the winter months - and perfect for preparing skin for Christmas parties! It's available from Venus Spa at The Swan at Streatley and at The Coppid Beech Brackenll, price 40 to non-members. Visit www.venusspa.co.uk
13 Pamper yourself at Cliveden for the day. Its Pavilion Spa launched its exclusive Terrak spa brand this autumn and non residents can enjoy a Half Day Terrak Spa Taster, specifically designed to combat the effects of a stressful lifestyle and consists of a back, neck and shoulder massage and pure light facial using Terrak products. It's 140 for a half day.
Call 01628 607177 to book.
14 Think Marilyn Monroe, think pure glamour with Aura's Beam Supreme (18) face tint from auracosmetics.co.uk, (above). If you don't like heavy foundation, this gives your skin a healthy hint of colour. Buy online at www.auracosmetics.co.uk
15 Try a Soothing and Nourishing Eye Treatment - 30. It's a treatment designed to soothe, decongest and invigorate the eye area. A unique massage technique will combat the effects of stress to reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. It's available from the Body Firm Health and Beauty at Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor, www.oakleycourt.com