3 December 2014

Eden Garden Beauty.

This week I was very kindly invited along to Eden Beauty Garden, a new salon in Glasgow specialising in nails and eyelashes. I have my work Christmas party on Sunday so I thought this would be a great chance to try out some of the treats on offer. I have never had my eyelashes done before, i usually stick to strip eyelashes, and I only really get my nails done for big events, and lets face it, the work Christmas do is always one of the biggest.

The salon in situated in the Central Chambers on Bothwell Street, just behind Central station if your still not sure! So its very handy as it is so central! The salon is gorgeous, it has these huge open bay windows which look out on to the station and up Renfield Street! I could have looked out it for hours! The interiors are light greens and yellows and white with tea candles all around and some great tunes. There are also snacks and drinks available, there is wine ... thats a risk right there free wine when your having a pamper day!  The salons is run by Estonian sisters Merili and Kristi, they've been there for just 2 weeks but already the salon its self and the treatments are looking fantastic.

First of all I got my eyelashes done, I got the Mink semi permanent lashes, I opted for a party lash look, I didn't want them to be natural as I wanted them specifically for the Christmas party. The lashes were all individually glued, which took about 2 hours and they should last for 8 whole weeks with infills every 3/4 week which costs £30! I actually fell asleep on the table haha! I was expecting my eyelashes to feel irritated or heavy, both nope it didn't feel a thing, and I still don't, I've had them a few days now and my lashes don't feel any different to when I'm just wearing mascara. To keep them good its recommended not to use oil based cosmetics and toiletries, and try not to sleep on your face ha ha!

The lash treatment that I got is £70 with the 20% off throughout December, so its a great time to grab a bargain and take advantage for your Christmas/New Years events! My lashes look great, they look natural but striking, as if I just have amazingly brilliant eyelashes!

Al goes well they should last about 3 weeks if I am careful with them, and I am being very careful!


Next we moved on to my nails!

The salon offers both Gel nail extensions and Biosoft nails, which aren't extensions but enhance the strength of your natural nails. Again I opted for the party option, so I got a full set of gel extensions. Again the process took about 2 hours, its an odd sensation to get your nails done and not be in some sort of pain. I usually get acrylics and I know the damage they to, not only in the process but in the removal. The girls at Eden really believe in doing beauty properly. Taking the time to make sure your not only comfortable but that the service and products you are getting are they best they can be. I find, especially with nail places, its a matter of getting you in and out as fast as possible, and while my nails may look good and its cheap ... the damage done isn't really worth the money your saving.

There were loads of colours to choose from, the girls told me over 35 glitters and colours ... I started off wanting nude ones changed my mind about 50 times and then settled on a pale pink, it goes with everything. I was also able to choose the shape I wanted  from a little ipad photo ... I loved that, I've never been in a salon who does that and its much easier than trying to explain. I of course got my only favourite, the Gaga inspired claws!

My nails should last about 4 weeks, I'm excited to see the growing out process compared to acrylics, I always feel like they look a mess after a week! They feel great, very soft and natural and because its a coloured gel the colour won't chip ... I just have to make sure I don't change my mind about the colour!

I just want to thank the girls for inviting me along, I had a great day of pampering and I love love love the results!

Make sure to check out the Salon on Facebook to see all the great treatments available!


Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x