I’m going to start by saying that I’m an idiot…who goes to an event and forgets to take photos for her blog?
This girl right here! 🙄 I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed 😢.
In fairness, I did take one picture and then I was so relaxed I forgot to take any more!
My friend and I got to Edinburgh in plenty of time so started our day out with a wander round the National Gallery of Scotland and then I met a sad looking Pikachu so had to get a picture! 🤣
We then went to Costa for coffee and a cake before sauntering along to Lush on Princes Street.
We arrived in plenty of time so had a wander round before showing our tickets and finding out what the night would entail.
We could book in to experience one of the mini treatments, spend time chatting to the charity speakers, have tea and biscuits downstairs, try our hand at making a bath bomb or just browse the shop floor and just relax.
We booked in for a mini treatment – Tales of Bath – and were given a Washcard to mark our appointment.
We had a wander upstairs to find out what we were going to buy later before heading down to the spa where we got a cuppa and a biscuit and chatted to the staff and other attendees.
We realised that our appointment time had over run and it turned out someone had taken our spot – not to worry though as we mentioned it to one of the staff and we were taken in not long after.
The Tales of Bath taster was really lovely. You get given a robe to our over your clothes and your asked to sit down.
The room smells lovely, I don’t know what essential oils are in the room but it is really relaxing!
A reading was played about the tale of Prince Bladud who was healed by a Celtic goddess. It’s punctuated with music and your encouraged to be swept up in the words as you have your head and shoulders massaged.
The full treatment includes a bath and full body massage which costs £115 for 75 minutes.
We then went back upstairs and got the chance to book in for another treatment – The Comforter? – but it would be a while before we were due for it so we had a go at making a bath bomb.
This cost £3.95 (I think) with the proceeds going charity.
I really enjoyed trying this out, and it takes a bit more effort that you would maybe imagine!
We were making the Sex Bomb so there’s a little flower thing in that and you put that into the mould first and then cover it up with the first colour mix.
In the other mould you fill that up with more powder until you can’t pack it any more and you squeeze both moulds together really hard.
It was then placed in a rubber glove and we were told not to try and take it out the moulds for 24 hours to allow it to dry out. Then we would find out if we had the technique right and if it would come out the mould in one piece!
As you can see, mine did stick together but the flower thing wasn’t visible so I think I need a bit more practice!
As part of the fee, we also got to take home a medium Charity Pot. This is a fantastic moisturiser and as I already have a tub, I’ll be giving this away as part of my giveaway.
We chatted to the guy who was the charity ambassador for the evening. I really can’t remember the charity name but his dad does fantastic work by fixing up old emergency vehicles and drives them to Africa for use there.
Just before our final treatment we bought a couple of things. I stocked up on my 9-5 cleanser (holy grail! 💜) And picked up the Tee Tree Water toner to try out.
Back downstairs we went for The Comforter? mini treatment.
The full thing is a 60 minute full body exfoliating treatment for £95. As we were having a 15 minute treatment, it was just our arms.
This was lovely, the staff that were doing it were really nice to talk to and it was such a relaxed atmosphere.
They used a hot chocolate scrub and a rose serum to make our skin feel silky smooth!
Unfortunately after this, it was time to head back to the harsh reality of Princes Street.
It felt really surreal outside, we heard Kasabian playing in the Gardens and finally there was fireworks – a perfect end to the night!
This was a free event so I would definitely recommend checking your local Spas to see if there is anything like this happening near you as it was a fantastic night and great to get a feeling for what the treatments actually entail!
Let me know if you liked this post or if you’ve attended any of these events before and would you thought!
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