Mint Signature Facial - Julie's Diary


Hey everyone!!! 👋👋👋

I'm baaaaaaaaack!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

Woohoo!!! 🙌
I'm so excited!!!
(You'd never tell with all my exclamations!!!!!!! 😂😂 lol )

It feels like forever since I've been up to my FAVOURITE salon!
It's been so busy with work and family over Christmas and January.....
And what better way to get over those January blues (longest month of the year btw 😩)
than to book into Mint Kilkenny for some serious TLC 💚💚💚

Not gonna lie....I was rough 😂🙈 lol

I had a face fuzz to rival Tom Selleck 🙈🙈 ...yep! I sad that 😂

My poor eyebrows were literally non-existent 👀🔍

I had fallen off the "good skin routine" bandwagon, forgetting/being too lazy to remove my makeup every night 😬🌃

My nails were crying out for slick of polish 💅

As you could imagine....
I was badly in need of this overhaul!! 😱

Sometimes life gets in the way and we forget to take care of ourselves, so I was so glad to finally get the time to make an appointment for some overdue "me time" 💗

My first appointment was with Mairead 😊
I LOVE Mairead.... She's so lovely!!!
Aaaand, she is AMAZING at threading!!!
She's so good in fact, that I barely felt a thing...
And now, my previously fuzzy face bits are now silky smooth 😍
Yaaaaaaaaaasss!! 🙌
As you might have read from my previous posts, you'll know how much I love the threading technique!!
I feel that it's so much better than waxing as it causes less pull on your skin, it removes multiple hairs at one time and it gives such perfect precision in shaping 👌

I also had my brows tinted... Being a red head, my brows are naturally so fair. I can't begin to tell you how much of a difference that a tint and brow shape makes to my face!!! 😲

With all of that done, it was onto my next treatment with Mints therapist Gosia....
This is the one I was looking forward to most!!! 😍😍

Mint's Signature facial.....

Aaahh yes... 60 minutes of pure bliss!! 💆🌌💖

This beautiful Germaine de Capuccini facial combines Royal Jelly, which not only smells like heaven!!! 👃😍 ...It's also a seriously luxurious, natural, nourishing elixir.
This helps your skin by forming a barrier to protect itself and recover from the damage of everyday external stresses like pollution, cold, artificial heating etc...

It also contains a powerful ingredient called  Poria Cocos extract, which packs a serious punch when it comes to anti-aging 👊 helping to restore the skin back to good health and making it more resilient 👍👍

It's suitable for all skin types whether you are dry/dehydrated like me, or combination or oily.

It's the perfect all rounder to get the nourishment back into your skin and all of the products feel so luxurious!! 💗

So ideally, it's the perfect facial to gift someone with if you're unsure of their skin needs!

The signature twist in this facial is that an amazing Indian head massage is done whilst your lovely face mask is on.

This part of the treatment was soooooo relaxing and it's when I literally nodded off on the cosy treatment bed... I think I actually woke myself with the snoring lol 😲 💤💤 (it wouldn't be the first time! 😂)
Definitely the sign of a good treatment though... Complete relaxation! 😊

The Indian head massage was amazing! Using essential oils and focusing on pressure points and massage, it was the perfect addition to this facial 👌 (side note: a cooling foot mask is usually included but you can opt for a head massage instead!)

When I eventually peeled myself off the treatment bed (I honestly could have stayed there for the day! lol)

It was time to get my nails done
...and time to say "bubye" 👋👋 to the remnants of sparkly glitter on my toes from the Christmas party season
....and to say "oh hey guuurrrrllll" 😙😙 to some beautiful fresh spring pastels and nudes 🙌💗

I chose to go for a gorgeous taupey mauve colour on my toes from the Gelish polish range called "Taupeless Beach"

And a soft nude called "Tiramisu for two" on my finger nails, also from Gelish 😊

I absolutely love them!

All that talk of Tiramisu was making me hungry!!! 😁

So much so, that when I popped out for lunch and a catch up with Mint's Manager Sarah/girl boss/nicest person EVER! 😍😍😍
We had to have Tiramisu for dessert too!! lol 😋🍫☕

That's all for this week guys! 😊

Hope you enjoyed the little read xx

I'll be back soon,

Until then,
Bye for now 👋👋👋
Julie 💗