A fortnight ago, L and I headed through to Newcastle for a lovely Clarins press event. Escaping both the puppy and our boys, a girls’ outing awaited. Celebrating the launch of BeautyBAR by Clarins arriving at Fenwick Newcastle, I was treated to one of their express 30 minute treatments.
The BeautyBAR by Clarins premise is that our lives are constantly hectic, and express beauty therapy means a way of grabbing some much needed TLC on the go. There are facials and massages to choose between within the BeautyBAR by Clarins Fenwick treatment menu, each priced at £25.
Fenwick Newcastle explain: ” The stylish little sister to the sophisticated Skin Spa, BeautyBAR by Clarins promises to deliver turbocharged, beauty boosting treaments in a relaxed environment with no compromise on luxury or efficacy. BeautyBAR by Clarins is set back from the hustle and bustle to create the perfect setting for a little me-time during your busy time”
Seated in a reclining chair, my therapist began on the DeStress Express treatment. It’s so easy to forget that you’re actually in the middle of Fenwick Newcastle, as the atmosphere is incredibly calming. Yet BeautyBar by Clarins is in such a brilliant location, perfectly placed to quickly pop over for a slice of indulgence.
DeStress Express enables you to choose tension problem areas, of which I picked my hands, neck and shoulders. Working her way through the DeStress Express, gorgeous Clarins products were spritzed and massaged in. Calming and quite frankly, making me almost fall asleep, I emerged much lighter.
There’s something brilliant about having an express massage, without the faff of putting your clothes back on top of oils too. You could easily go for one of the BeautyBAR by Clarins treatments in your lunch hour or during a shopping trip. The other BeautyBAR by Clarins treatments to choose between are: Get Glowing, Firming Favourite, Knot a Problem, City Skin Rescue , SOS Facial, Men’s Energiser Facial and Limited Edition Seasonal Treatments.
The treatments have different purposes, from revitalisation to soothing, energising and more. Clarins as ever, focus on natural elements and the importance of plant power.
Completely refreshed, and armed with an amazing Clarins goody bag, we were walked over to the Mugler counter. Also part of the Clarins brand, Mugler have recently welcome some of their luxurious Les Exceptions fragrances to Fenwick Newcastle. Previously exclusive to Harrods only, this is a very exciting North East beauty addition.
L and I smelt each decadent fragrance, and were asked to pick a favourite. Within the range are Over the Musk, Oriental Express, Supra Floral, Chyprissime, Cuir Impertinent, Woodissime, and Hot Cologne. Perfume notes span across flowery tones to woody musks and much more.
A refreshing and light vanilla scent, I loved Oriental Express. Priced at £140 for 80ml, this opulent cologne purchase is unisex and you can find matching body lotions and candles too. For a special occasion or standout scent, I strongly recommend exploring these intoxicating fragrances. Created by two perfumer-designers, Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Herault, they have found the finest ingredients and created truly unique scents.
From a DeStress Express treatment to Oriental Express, this was one impressive beauty outing and perfect for a busy mama like me.
P.S The beaut Clarins PR team sent me a bottle of Oriental Express last week, and I can confirm it is even more divine then I remembered. Presented in a Cognac style bottle, my new fragrance number is taking pride of place on the bedside table.
Disclaimer: the treatment mentioned above was complimentary.