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.
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!
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.