Who doesn’t like to be pampered? I seriously love it! There is nothing better than getting your hair and nails done! The feeling you get after is AMAZING! For us busy mums, getting a day where you are just spoilt a little bit is sometimes well deserved, LOL! You can imagine then, how thrilled I was when Live True London invited me to their Vauxhall salon to try their services! I was going to be travelling a few days after so the timing couldn’t have been better!
I was told that two ladies would be taking care of me. One was Edyta who was going to do a Shellac Manicure and then Paula would be Blow Drying my hair. I was so excited!
The salon is next to Vauxhall tube station which is very handy. On my way I had to change from the Jubilee Line to the Victoria Line and that was it, so it didn’t take me long to arrive. The only thing was that despite being next to the station I got lost a little bit. I passed by it without realising as it is underneath a building so I didn’t notice the salon was there. When I come back I will know exactly where to find them, 🙂
When I arrived I was welcomed by the lovely receptionist and offered a tea or coffee so I was very happy to have a cup of coffee! 😉 The salon is very different to others I have visited. It has its own unique style. The whole decoration is very cool! Next door to the hair salon, they have the beauty salon. I find it so handy when you get a place that can do everything for you. They have so many services available which I thought was fantastic.
First, I was invited have my nails done in their nail salon. I had been meaning to get my nails done for a long time but for one thing or another, I hadn’t so I was really looking forward to having them done.
The salon was really nice. I loved the purple deco. They can accommodate a fair amount of people so it was relatively big. It was all very well thought out. They had a little area underneath the table where you could put your rings in a safe box. I thought this was a great idea!
At the start, I wasn’t very sure if I should be doing a Shellac manicure because after doing them for 3 months in a row, I felt my nails were very dehydrated so I decided to stop and rested for 3 months. So this time, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get my nails back to this. But Edyta gave me some tips to take care of my nails. She suggested doing a treatment in between getting the nails done again which helps with nurturing my nails. I like that idea. She also mentioned that having them rested was a good thing to do too.
We chose the colour I wanted which was a dark fuschia sort of colour which matched one of my favourite lipsticks. Edyta did a fantastic job with my nails. She worked each nail separately so each nail got an individual seal through the LED lights. I thought this was a fab idea because even after 3 weeks my nails are still looking amazing! Although it is of course time to get them redone again because I can see the roots now.
I really love my nails. Edyta did a FABULOUS job! What do you think? Do you like them? Thank you so much, Edyta! 🙂
After my nails, I was invited to go back to the hair salon to have my hair done by Paula. I got my hair washed first in such a lovely way that I got super relaxed! I love this moment, it is always so nice. She used Redken products for everything.
Then she asked me to sit where she normally has her equipment. I like that she had her name and IG details drawn on the mirror. How clever is that? So while she was doing my hair, I was able to get it documented through IG stories! Fantastic right?
Paula asked me what type of blow dry I was after and I told her that I would love some curls. I wanted something similar to my profile photo. I like my hair with some well-defined waves.
Paula was AMAZING. She did my curls all with just a straightener. I thought she would use a special curler but she didn’t need to. I find this super hard to do. I have tried it at home and have always done it wrong. It’s easier for me to use a curler.
She explained to me how to achieve the look myself but honestly, I still cannot do it on my own! I definitely need someone else to do it for me. It’s frustrating because I would love to be able to do that! I guess I will need to practice a lot until I can do it myself. In the meantime, I will have to visit Live True London more often so Paula can make my hair look fab again! 😉 So, what do you think of my hair? Do you like it? Thank you so much, Paula! 🙂
I was super pleased with my nails and blow dry. Both ladies did an AMAZING job! I really liked the result! I had a fab time too. They are all so friendly and the place is very cosy! They are a team that has been working together for years! You don’t see that very often in these places because people seem to rotate a lot but at Live True London, Vauxhall salon they are a big family!
If you live in London or just visiting and you are looking to discover a salon where you can be pampered for the day, I recommend you to visit them. You won’t regret and will love having a nice day being spoiled by these lovely people. If you are not near Vauxhall, you can check their website to find a salon near you as they have about 7 salons across London.
I am delighted to tell you that if you would like to try Live True London, you can get 25% off all their hair services on your first visit! How fantastic is that? See below the Ts&Cs for this discount:
“When booking your appointment, quote ‘Blogger Offer’ to take advantage of this offer. Offer available to new clients only. Offer available to selected stylists only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash value. LIVE TRUE LONDON reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time“.
Do you like having your hair and nails done? Have you tried a Shellac manicure before? If so, did you like it? When was the last time you had a day of being pampered? Will you take advantage of this discount code and visit Live True London? What do you think of my nails and blow dry?
*Disclosure: I was invited to go to Live True London to try their services for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Carol desJardins says
Loved the nails, lovely colour
Your hair looked really nice.
Thank you! ☺️ x
The Mummy bubble says
Such a beautiful result! Love the nail colour and your hair looks gorgeous x #kcacols
Thank you so much! I was in love with the nail colour too! It was the exact colour of my lipstick so I was lucky to find the perfect match! 🙂 x
Alice | Letters to my Daughter says
Oh I love having my hair done but afraid I am a biter and have no nails. Yours look lovely, and I love the purple decor too! #KCACOLS
Ali Duke says
You’re hair and nails look amazing! I used to get shellac a lot, but lately I have been doing my own nails.
Lisa Pomerantz says
Nothing like being pampered! You look beautiful, so I’m sure it all agreed with you! You are living a good life, my friend! I am so happy for you! Keep it up! I am so inspired! #KCACOLS xoxo
Su Chanprasong says
So nice to have some pampering. I love the blowdry it looks brilliant and great choice of colour on the nails. Su #KCACOLS
Laura - mummy lauretta says
Love a pamper session, It’s not often I spend money on myself like this. I love going for a massage if I can #KCACOLS
I love massages too! They are so relaxing! Hope you have a pamper session soon! 😉 x
Becky @ Educating roversi says
Your nails are a lovely colour and I dream of naturally wavy hair like your blow dry achieves. I only go for my hair cutting and colouring twice a year (June – my birthday and December – Christmas) but I make up for it by having my nails done every couple of weeks. Your post has got me excited for my pre-Baby hair cut and colour on Saturday ☺️ #KCACOLS
I was so happy with those waves! I cannot achieve them myself at all! I wish I can! Lol it us hard to do! Aww I hope you enjoy your pre-Baby haircut and colour! Show us the results! 😉 x
five little doves says
Wow what a gorgeous blow dry and manicure! That salon looks amazing! I can’t remember the last time I had a real pamper, I am super jealous! #kcacols
Becca Farrelly says
You can’t beat a bit of pampering can you?! I love going to get my hair done and always ask my hairdresser to curl my hair as I’m useless at it myself! I haven’t had my nails done in soooooooo long so I must do this once baby arrives! The salon looks fab, I live nowhere near London but I would definitely check it out if I was closer 🙂