A Spot Of At-Home Pampering With LeSalon

Le Salon review

Like most people, I have a crazy-long checklist that I have to get through before any holiday. Working out what we need to take, making sure all clothing is laundered and clean, organising any airport parking, booking the cat sitter, buying new sunglasses. Oh and being freelance that teeny tiny matter of doing a week’s worth of work before I go, to make sure I only need to do minimal work while away.

Less important things (writing a blog post, having my nails done, changing up Euros) usually fall by the wayside as I realise that I’m not superhuman and shouldn’t try to fit everything in – after all, what’s the point in going on holiday if the lead-up to it makes you feel stressed?

But just before our recent trip to Portugal, Le Salon swooped in to the rescue. LeSalon is a beauty app that allows you to book premium beauty services quickly and efficiently with the technician arriving straight to your door. If you live or work in London, it’s super easy to book, just entering your postcode, the service you’d like and the date and time that suits you.

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Prices are reasonable too – their Classic Mani is £25 and you can have an Express Mani & Pedi for £40. The technician who arrived at my door was Christine and she had all her kit in a handy trolley suitcase – all the kit is clean and sterilised and they only use CND and Essie polishes, so you’re guaranteed a good quality finish. The scrubs and lotions she used smelled AMAZING – lime and papaya if my memory serves me correctly, and got me in the holiday mood!

Le Salon review


Ooh spot the ironing board and clothes airer that any blogger worth her salt would have removed before taking photos!

There was something so indulgent about not even leaving the house to have some pampering, and having a nail technician come to my house made me feel like I was totally winning at work/life balance because I didn’t have to stop work for ages in order to travel to a salon, park, wait until my appointment time, have the treatments and then drive home.

This all happened just a couple of hours before we left for the airport, and it felt so nice to be heading off with beach-ready nails.


Thanks to LeSalon app for asking me to review their services. For info on how I work with brands, see my Work With Me page.



  1. May 27, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    That looks like a brilliant service! I’ll definitely look it up. I like the fact they only use Essie and Opi. At least you know before you even book that the nail polish will last. The colour your went for is gorgeous, love it against the green of your bag.

  2. May 27, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    What a fantastic service – the days leading up to a holiday really can be stressful so anything that takes the edge of is always welcome. Agree as well, the colour you chose is beautiful!

  3. May 27, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Oh my, I bet it was so nice having it done just before you left. I think this sounds like a great idea, what a treat. x

  4. May 27, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Wow that’s a fantastic service! I wish I still lived in London and I’d definitely be using it x

  5. May 28, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Such a good idea! This would be great for when you’ve just had a baby and leaving the house is a challenge, too.

  6. May 28, 2015 / 8:43 am

    What a fantastic concept Le Salon is! We need something similar in the east midlands but are swollen the uptake of most things here. LOVE the colour aswell! Have a fantastic holiday.
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  7. May 28, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Le Salon sounds like a godsend to me! Loving that shade of pink on your nails. I’m lucky if I remember to shave my legs but I’m determined to treat myself to a professional spray tan and a mani/pedi before my 40th trip! x

  8. May 28, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Those prices sound great! I’ve never had a manicure. Definitely a someday treat.

  9. May 29, 2015 / 10:18 am

    oh this sounds lovely! i’ve never had a manicure or really any form of pamering like this, so this sounds quite heavenly. also, love that pink!

  10. May 29, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    What a great idea! How nice to have someone come to you and then you can just hew dog on hols all pampered and ready! Love that colour x

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