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Monday, 13 October 2014

Loving HC Luxspa - Selfridges Birmingham

Nail Colours

I'm addicted to getting my nails done! That's no over exaggeration as you may have seen from my extensive nail posts over the past 6 months. I love the whole process of getting from boring natural nails through to elegant colours or crazy designs in a little bubble of time that belongs only to you and the technician (I may be bordering on obsessed lol) 

So when I was invited to pop in and try the new HC LuxSpa at Selfridges Birmingham* of course I jumped at the chance! It's on the beauty floor of Selfridges which is pure heaven for us beauty bloggers and the concession itself has so many luxury brands on its shelves, everything from Morgan Taylor, OPI and Dadi'Oil.. I knew I was in good hands.

HC Luxspa
HC Luxspa salon

Lauren the manager took care of me throughout and after a quick consultation suggested I try the deluxe manicure with gel polish (she knew I was partial to gel nails from previous posts :) ) I chose a grey shimmer colour from the vast array on offer which I adore!

My claws were checked over and deemed healthy (an internal yay happened) and she began to file and shape my nails and began to sort out my unruly cuticles. Then my nails were plunged into a heavenly aroma salt concoction which in a very strange way made me both hungry and tired...?

Following the hand jacuzzi my hands and arms were scrubbed and massaged ready for the polish - sheer heaven! 

OPI Nails
Morgan Taylor Nails

On my nails, before the gel colour went the new IBX treatment. I hadn't heard of it before so of course had tonnes of questions which the lovely Lauren went through with me. It basically strengthens, hydrates and encourages your nails to grow all whilst being a protective barrier between the gel and the nail. This is what we all need pre gel nails people!

IBX Treatment

Following a couple of coats of colour and a very short setting time my claws looked stunning and I was beaming. But, there was one last little treat to come. 
Lauren gave me a hand and arm massage which I adored! Turns out I hold a lot of tension in my hands.. who knew! Thank you soo much Lauren for a lovely morning!!

So here's the finished results a day later! I love the grey shimmer for this time of year and yes that's mini pumpkins you can see in the background - I LOVE Halloween!!! They are meant to last two weeks and the treatment I had would have been £65 all in which is well worth it for a spot of pampering.

Nails & Pumpkins

HC LuxSpa's treatments range from £15 - £45 so have treatments to suit all budgets and occasions. If you're in Birmingham and fancy getting your nails done this is a one stop shop as not only can you have your nails done there's a blink brow bar, hair stylists and makeup artists right next door!!

For your HC LuxSpa Selfridges booking call 0121 600 6718 or email info@hcluxspa.com


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