Like most women trying to balance a work life and home life, I RARELY get time to pamper myself so when I was invited down to Q61 in Leeds to experience their salon treatments and get some me time, I am not ashamed to say that I bit their hands off for the chance to relax and beautify myself.
What can I say, I LOVE the idea of taking some time to really relax and unwind and be pampered but when push comes to shove, if I have an hour to spare, the chances are I am going to end up cooking a meal, tidying away some clothes or doing some homework. Taking the time to spoil ourselves comes WAYYYYYYYYYY down on the list and usually gets pushed further down when something new comes up, am I right?
When my children was small, I considered being able to pee in peace, pampering.
But now, well now I am older, wiser and totally understand the concept of ME TIME, even though I may not always be able to execute the idea, but an evening at Q61?
I can make time for that.
Yes there were cupcakes, Is it even a blogger event if there are no cupcakes?
There were also individual eyelashes being attached, nails being painted and pedicures.
Now, I don't know how I got to 41 without having a pedicure but I was bricking it. I do not like my feet being touched, AT ALL, but in the spirit of trying to pamper myself, I sat in the booth and with only minimum screaming and slightly more giggling, I had my very first pedicure.
I didn't kick the poor lady in the face either, everyone is a winner, right?
Very wise words on the wall of Q61.
Now let me take a second to tell you just how wonderful the people behind Q61 are, a husband and wife team, they started Q61 after Mrs Q61 had a bad experience and they both decided that they could do a lot better, trust me, they can. The salon is chic, welcoming and has a relaxing calm air about it. I genuinely wish everyone lived in Leeds so they could experience it.
Plus, they had nice cupcakes.
Are you even a blogger if you don't move the official photographers camera a fraction to the left to create a shot?
Individual lashes being applied to the beautiful Jess.
If you are based in Leeds, I HIGHLY recommend paying Q61 a visit, I will definitely be returning myself. You can check out their website here -> www.Q61studio.co.uk or go and say hi, when you pass them on Duncan St.
Are you a salon fan? WOULD YOU BE, if you got the time to spare? Let me know