Jessica GELeration Pedicure at the Chewton Glen Spa

I love shellac or gel colour, especially for my toes. I find a good, pro gel colour lasts me a good 4-6 weeks (or even longer, with sneaky top-ups of any chips with a matching colour!).

So, it was a real treat to try the Jessica GELeration pedicure treatment at the Chewton Glen Spa last week.

Jessica Geleration Chewton Glen Spa review

After some (much-needed) cuticle work, dry skin blitzing and nail shaping – for fingers and toes, going as short and neat as possible keeps things easy to maintain and polished-looking – I picked out the gel colour: Pink Explosion, a new and gorgeously glossy hot pink with a vivid edge that really makes the colour pop!

Jessica Geleration Chewton Glen Spa review

Just what’s needed now, don’t you think, while we wait for things to heat up?! At least our toes can!

And the super-luxe surrounds of the spa was a wonderful treat in itself. Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa is located two hours by train from London on the outskirts of the New Forest. It offers a full range of day spa packages and cheaper Twilight spa options, £80 per person at the time of posting, from 5-10pm and on selected evenings, in which you can make full use of the facilities, including a beautiful hydrotherapy pool and outdoor hot tub, so you can soak and chat under the stars!

Celebrations are afoot, too, as this year Chewton Glen is marking the big 50 (in style)!

Jessica Geleration Chewton Glen Spa review

Every changing room should have one …

Jessica Geleration Chewton Glen Spa review

The biggest challenge was making sure I didn’t drop my phone into the foot spa.

I highly recommend the Jessica GELeration treatment as a great way to start the new season feeling polished and raring to go!

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara

So, do you have a mascara you absolutely love, or are you still searching for The One?

For the past month, I’ve been previewing the just-launched Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara (£22), which comes in a glam red and black tube and promises “dramatic volume, length and lift”. Continue reading Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara

Prime time!

Do you ever use a primer? I think they’re fantastic, and – to be honest – the older I get, the more fantastic I think they are!

They’re great not just for the way they help whatever make-up you apply just glide on more easily and evenly, but the best also help to illuminate your skin and cover a multitude of skin woes from lack of sleep/feeling under par to generally looking-and-feeling-blah. Continue reading Prime time!

Clinique Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse

I love a good brow grooming gel! I definitely prefer a more natural effect here – are you the same? Everyone’s different when it comes to their brows. For me, I often find pencils and even filling in with powders too harsh-looking. Continue reading Clinique Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse