I have to tell you about the most amazing pedicure (actually pedicures, as iv had a few here now) I have ever had. This is not a sponsored post, just good old information sharing.
In my opinion, there is no worse way to waste your money than on a bad pedicure. It is so disappointing and unfortunately so common. But all this being said, there is nothing more satisfying than perfectly manicured feet and toes. Enter... Cowshed.
Cowshed isn't so special just because its perfectly styled with pink velvet sofas and vintage tubs to sink your feet into. Or because you are encased in the most amazing wrap around cushion with a cup of coffee while your feet are buffed and manicured to perfection, all while you watch episodes of sex in the city.
It is that they actually get the job done. Not a trace of dead skin in site, and nail polish that literally lasts months. I have the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure which is full Pedicure with a hydrating mask for feet followed by a relaxing scalp and shoulder massage to relieve tension. And its 75 minutes of heaven
It doesn't come cheap, but typically not much in this world does. My reasoning is, the pedicure does the job right first time so you need less pedicures. In the long run saving not only time but money too.
A special mention to Neelam at Selfridges cowshed, who never fails to make my feet look and feel a million dollars
Cowshed, you will have my feet forever...
There is no better way to unwind on vacation than with a massage as you may have guessed from my Spa days around the world page! If I was a rich woman, id play someone to massage me all day. In fact I spend most of my massages, wishing for the time to slow down ha ha
The spa at the six senses is stunning. Its completely immersed in nature on a tropical hillside.
Wicker print palm dress is ASOS here
Yes, I did buy my dress to theme in with the tropical vegetation ha ha. Anyhow, who doesn't love a palm print?
To start our spa experience we were served some delicious and refreshing ginger tea and some dried mango and ginger to snack on
And the teacups were so exotic and unique... I loved them almost as much as I loved the ginger tea!
The treatment rooms were amazing. You had a little room to change separate from your partner (we were having a couples massages) and also a private and separate chill out area for your post massage relax
My huband and I both chose a Thai herbal massage which is a full body massage using warm poultices which contain plai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass. These are applied to specific pressure points, using gentle and rolling movements, to condition skin and induce a sense of well-being
One of the things about staying at an amazing hotel or resort whilst travelling is that you don't want to leave your villa/hotel room... first world problems right?
But it's true. It's hard to tear yourself away from blissful luxury!
So this means lots of breakfasts served by the pool, afternoons lounging around and when you do feel like getting up and exploring you know you don't have to go too far too some some amazing sights and culture.
I do love grabbing my camera, and loosing myself somewhere beautiful and capturing some lovely images. And when the resort is this good, there are so many beautiful things to capture
And than of course...there is the Spa
For me, the ultimate way to unwind while on vacay is to spend an afternoon at the spa. It's a particularly lovely thing to do when visiting another country as you get to experience the traditions of the country. And in this instance, Thai massage and spa rituals
My husband had booked the couples suite at the four seasons chiang Mai as a surprise...and what a treat it was
At the four seasons Chaing Mai spa treatments are divided according to Thailand's social harmony.
I was told that the concept of social harmony is very important in Thailand – from consideration for others to maintaining one’s own equilibrium. Traditionally, the Thai social system is arranged into six distinct groups: Servers, Farmers, Craftsmen, Noblemen, Royalty and Monks. Each group is recognized for its own unique beauty, wisdom and humbleness, and offers many gifts to the wider society.
We started our experience with the most refreshing lemongrass tea .
Firstly, This resort has an actual couples spa suite. Its nothing short of spectacular and as its so private, you can truly unwind
You get to choose your own oil from a selection based on how you'd like to feel. I always tend to go for energising citrus type oils... I just love how uplifting they make you feel. Lemongrass is a particular favourite.
Once you have chosen your oils, you than have your feet bathed in rose petals...by this point I was really was starting to feel like a queen.
We than had all of our worries and stresses massaged away for the next 2 hours... Bliss
After a massage so good I didn't want it to end, we than submitted to serenity(in the words of the spa) with a Rose and tuberose bath. Not only was the most relaxing experience ever, but it was also beautifully breathtaking. The most vibrant, velvet like roses were floating on the water, their aroma delicately wafting through the air
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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