A day at a spa is one well spent. FACT.
A day at a spa catching up with some friend’s you haven’t seen for months – EVEN BETTER.
That is exactly what I did a few weeks ago at the Solent Hotel & Spa in Fareham. We were invited to spend the day in the spa, to find out what they have to offer from food options, to treatments. As a busy mum of three I pretty much am always in need of a spa day so this was just blissful!
I arrived at the spa for 10am and was greeted by the lovely team. They provided some smoothies and fresh fruit before giving us a little tour of the spa and facilities.
We all raced to get into our robes so we could start relaxing.
Next we each enjoyed a 25 minute treatment which could have been either; a facial, cranial massage lifting and firming eye treatment or a hand or foot ritual. I opted for a facial – I love having regular facials, they leave my skin feeling so soft! I had a quick consultation in which I explained my skin can get a little dry so we focused on putting as much hydration back into my face as possible, it was fantastic. Solent spa use Caudalie products, which personally I hadn’t tried before but they are dreamy! They smell fantastic and are so delicate on sensitive skin like mine due to being made from natural grape and grapevine ingredients.
After our treatments and more relaxing around the pool it was time for lunch.
I opted for a ham terrine to start, followed by a mezze box full of little picky bits and dips. A super healthy lunch but delicious! The whole menu looked fantastic, I would definitely like to go back just to try some more!
After lunch the lovely representatives from Caudalie gave us a product demo and told us all about the history of the brand. Caudalie all began in a family vineyard in Bordeaux. A professor visited the vineyard one day and told the family that grape seeds contained the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Previously they had just been throwing them away. They went on to develop the business and such a wide range of natural skin care products from then. How amazing!
We than got hands on with the demo and went through a daily, effective skin care routine using the Caudalie products. Basically I had two facials in one day and my skin had never felt better!
We were also introduced to the brand new Caudalie sun care range, and I have to say, I used the Beautifying Suncare Oil SPF 30 whilst on a recent holiday to Corfu and it is just incredible! It applies so evenly, gives a great protection and smells like a dream. Being an oil I expected a greasy finish but it absorbs so quickly – I highly recommend.
It was such a fab day, a huge thank-you to Solent Hotel & Spa for arranging it all. I felt truly relaxed and spoilt from start to finish.