Monday, 10 January 2011

Emma Hardie New Year Giveaway - CLOSED

I harped on so much about Emma Hardie last year that the lovely woman herself has donated the below products as a Thank You to you all for putting up with my persistant praise/nagging.

The Giveaway is worth £107.00 and includes:

1 xAmazing Face Special Edition Gift Set

includes 1 x Amazing Face Rejuvenating Night Cream and Limited Edition Candle infused with Rose, Mandarin and Jasmine

and

1 x Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Luxury Cleansing System
includes 1 x Moringa Cleansing Balm, 1 x Exfoliating Seeds and 1 x Buff and Polish Cloth
So, if you would like this gorgeousness turning up in your post, simply leave me a comment telling me about the best facial you've ever had. What made it great? Who did it? And where?

Due to the weight of this giveaway I need to limit it to the UK only - sorry overseas folks - next time!

I will announce the winner this Friday 14th January - so get cracking.


Small type.
My decision is final. If you don't agree with it, tough titties.
I am not being paid for this giveaway but as stated, the goods were provided by EH. 
Yes you can enter if you haven't had a facial - I'm not that mean! :)





33 comments:

  1. I can't believe I am admitting this, to you of all people...I've never had a facial. Yes, NEVER.

    *runs away and hides*

    Does this still count as an entry...? ;)

    xxx

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  2. Hi Caroline,
    Two posts in as many days, you're spoiling us (I always look forward to your posts)! This is a lovely giveaway but I'll refrain from entering because I got some Emma Hardie products for Christmas. I just wanted to add that the cleanser is like a dream to use and the candle that comes with the night cream smells divine! I've never been into scented candles but this one has converted me. Thanks so much for all your great advice on the blog, I have found some great products because of it. Jennifer X

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  3. WBB, of course you can still enter! :) and Lipstick Luvvie you should enter anyway! :)

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  4. I live in the sticks, so finding a decent facial is pretty impossible - poor me! Luckily I have the most fabulous lady called Emma at Body Matters in Gorleston - she does a hydradermie like no other, love the way it makes me feel tingly but relaxed at the same time! She also knows I can't stand any of that whale music shite, so we turn it onto magic fm and indulge our inner cheesy music lovers! She also does a cracking hand massage while the mask does its magic. I come out feeling totally blissed out, and having to slap away my boyfriends hands as he likes stroking my face afterwards because it feels so soft.

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  5. i've never had a facial either :( but i could do one, my skin is terrible at the moment!

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  6. Ha, was just about to wonder if I'd be thrown out as I've never had a facial, when my phone went. Come back to find I'm in good company, WBB :D

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  7. Ive never had one done professionally :( so its just a boring entry from me!

    Do you recommend having one done regularly Caroline?

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  8. I've had one! Two actually (get me)! The first one blew me away! I wasn't expecting to enjoy it at all and thought it would be a total waste of time. I could not have been more wrong. The therapist was really gental and I can only describe as 'loving' - not in a pervy way; I just felt like I had her whole attention and was the centre of the world for 30 mins. I'm not sure what products were used but they felt great and smelt gorgeous. I actually dozed off and felt all squiffy and lovely when it was over! It was at Comptons on Covent garden.

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  9. I would like to enter but have only had about 2 facials in my life, neither of which blew me away! I live in Edinburgh and we are saturated with beauty salons here which has equated to quantity over quality in my experience. I haven't yet encountered a therapist who really seems to care about their profession and the service they are providing :(

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  10. I used to love having facials, but now I'm a self-employed mum of two I don't have the resources to indulge. So, my home facials are the best I can do, I cleanse thoroughly then gently exfoliate with a muslin cloth, then I apply a thick layer of pure shea and relax (preferably in a nice bath with a glass of wine - toddler for company is optional)I remove the excess shea with a muslin cloth. Not quite the same but still a treat for my skin and a chance to relax for 20 precious minutes.

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  11. Aw, maaaaaannnn!!!! I have never had a facial before. :-( I've always thought it was one of those luxuries poor students like me don't have. Although I am sure my skin probably needs it. I am always worried because my skin is sensitive but also gets spotty on the chin and t-zone.

    I am interested to read about everyone elses reviews though, might help me pick one in th future!

    Glad you're back to blogging wise one, your tips always help me out (boyf's shirts are much better now, thanks)
    x

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  12. Had a Dermalogica facial at Rebalance Spa in Cardiff which was really good. Found it through Groupon. It wasn't as relaxing as the Elemis ones I've previously had in hotels but felt she was more focussed on what my skin needs are and suggested changes I could make to my skincare & lifestyle to improve the condition of my skin.

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  13. The one I had just before Christmas at Saks in Halifax. It was done by Becky and was completely heavenly. It was a combined hot stones massage and Elemis facial. The hot stones massage was very relaxing but it was the Elemis anti-ageing facial that really did for. Becky has the perfect balance between explaining what she is going to do and not saying a damn thing, just letting your relax. And whilst the mask was doing its thing rather than nipping out for a fag (kill me now) she did a mini hand massage. I have another facial booked at the end of this month and cannot wait. And after reading your blog would love to try the EH products so please enter me, thanks x

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  14. New(ish) reader here:) I used to have run of the mill facials in my 20s, lord knows why as I never enjoyed them. I used to go to my local beautician (in a not glamorous small town not in England) and she used to insist the redness is fine as it's "working". I'm glad I finally gave it up!

    I'd love to do a Dermalogica or Elemis facial but can't quite afford it at the moment. And I don't know if I'll enjoy it. I wonder if I'm missing out by never having had a good facial and what it's really meant to do.

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  15. I've only ever had facials when I was away travelling, so have had them in thailand, vietnam and south africa. I enjoyed them all but suspect it would be quite a different experience over here. I am keeping my beady eyes out for a good groupon deal near me, as pennies are a bit tight at the moment.

    Anna x

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  16. I've had one single facial, ever, and it was for free! It was okay, relaxing and all but I didn't notice much difference in my skin so I wouldn't go back...One day when I'm earning heaps of money (I wish) I'd love to have a proper facial in a proper salon, until then I'm sticking to my mud masks!
    xx

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  17. I havnt had a facial before :( as much as i would love to have one becasue i love the whole idea of relaxing music and being pamperd but i just cannot afford the hefty prices of some of the salons by me. so i went and brought a murad Vitamin c infusion home facial. Im so glad that i came across this becasue it gave me instant results which is what everyone wants to see.

    This cost me £54.00 for 4 treatments which i think is amazing value as you could be paying up to £65 for one treatment at a spar

    This left my skin extreamly soft and radient and lasted for a good couple of days

    Pretty good for a £13.50 facial (4 treatments being £54)

    Joselin xx

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  18. Hi there - fantastic giveaway! I've only had one facial in my life and it wasn't a very relaxing experience. The therapist gave me greying, freyed towels, a hair tie back that was broken and used little sponges to clean my face, that I'm sure she'd used on other clients before. The room the facial took place in was also a total tip (and it was supposed to be a posh salon). However, it did make my skin feel lovely, I just couldn't relax at all! I hope this counts as an entry.

    Thanks again! xx

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  19. Hi, I'd love to try EH products, they've been on my wish list for a while. I used to have a crystal clear facial every month or sandblasting as I like to call it. Since I've cut down to one every six weeks I've started to get spots again. Now that says to me sod the money and get back to once a month.

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  20. I don't get on well particularly with EH but I am still entering ;-) I always believe in giving products a second chance and this is a spoilicious giveaway, thankyou so much Caroline.
    I had regular facials when I was pregnant with oldest son, so some 19 yrs ago, with Clarins and it was the one and only time that I did a total regime using just one brand. My skin looked and felt fantastic but I always thought that being 6 months pregnant probably helped.
    Thanks again for this Caroline. Jan x

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  21. Hey Caroline,

    I had a Karin Herzog chocolate facial which included a 20 min back massage prior and a hot chocolate with marshmallows afterwards. It was EUPHORIA.

    That was about 4/5 years ago and I've never forgotten about it. Had various other types of facials since but none like that.

    Please can I put my name in the hat too?

    xxx

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  22. OOh is it too late for me to enter? Pleeeease? I would LOVE this set....I've been using Liz Earle but recently my skin just doens't seem to like it any more so I'm on the lookout for some new products. I had a facial a couple of years ago in a dermalogica salon which was bought for me as a present and I LOVED it - my skin literally glowed (in a good way, not in a rudolph way), for easily a week afterwards. I swore to myself then that it was worth saving for to have one of those regularly, but it never quite happened. One day though, one day.

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  23. The best facial I ever had was in the Clarins spa based in the Debenhams in Leeds City Centre. It was a long time ago now, at least 8 years but I remember that dreamy weightless feeling when I left very well. Great facial and so relaxing. I really ought to do it more often. As much as I can help my skin, there's no way I can relax like THAT on my own!
    Jane

    PS. I bought an Emma Hardie set and rather than keeping it for myself, I gave it to my sister for Christmas. Her skin is ravaged at the moment through pregnancy. She has since raved about it (despite mocking me to start with). It's obviously marvellous if even my sister is forced to admit it ;)

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  24. I've never had a facial either.

    *ashamed face*

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  25. My best facial was an Elemis one. I cannot remember the name as it was 9 years ago but it lives in my memory because when i looked in the mirrir afterwards, my very pale skin was glowing! I could not believe how well my skin looked. No blotchiness, no grease, no smacked-face look - it was amazing. I have had facials using Decleor, Guinot, Dermalogica, Clarins, Karin Herzog but this was the best. However, the skill of the facialist is crucial.

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  26. I've only recently started having facials so only have a few to choose from. In my experience a lot of facials are designed for pleasure rather than purpose. Which is all well and good but what's the point of only having two facials on offer? Once I got told 'one is for combination skin and one for dry skin', then 'do you prefer this smell, or this smell?' And they went with the smell I preferred rather than the one that suited my skin! Pfft!

    Last time I chose a bit more carefully. I went to a local lady who runs her own home salon, Calla, and it was so worth it compared the the mush you get in spas. She talked to me about my skin, what I could do to maintain it better, gave me ideas on how to fit in a better skincare routine and answered all my questions about the products. I had an enzyme peel which worked wonders and I learned about the pH of skin which I'd never really thought about before. I left with my face feeling super soft and feeling great. It wasn't the most relaxing experience because I talked my way through it, but I went in wanting to learn some things about skincare and products and that's really what I got.

    Since that facial my skin has been tons better and I've been inspired to look after it better too. I now see the point of toner too! :) xx

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  27. I go to my local beauty salon to have my facials and I usually treat myself to their "Top to Toe" treatment when I do get to go. The treatment includes a facial along with a mani/pedi, massage, eyebrow shaping and something else, I forget. The reason why I love going is because the staff are all so friendly and knowledge and they use great quality products too :) Whenever I go I always feel so refreshed and relaxed afterwards :)

    Kelly x

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  28. Best facial ever is a Karin Herzog Pore Draw by Sally at West One Beauty. She's the only person I'll let touch my face...well expect me, and I guess my OH if he really wants to, oh and my daughter, but I never know where her hands have been.

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  29. I have but can't remember a particularly good one - the last one I had was in at MBK in Bangkok. It was a 90 minute ordeal in a freezing very bright room with a lady that didn't speak a work of English. There was lots of creams, cooling cucumber on my eyes and facial massage. Also a mask that felt like she was going to make a mould of my face!
    It was only £10 so not complaining...

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  30. I've left this kind of late but thought I'd share my one and only facial experience. I was 16 and on holiday in Tobago and after much begging and pleading my parents allowed me to have a facial at the hotel we were staying at. It was all a bit strange, just one lady who ran the gift shop and did all the beauty treatments?! I was led off to some distant hotel room and spent the entire time completely petrified that I might be being abducted ! (I had a vivid imagination as a teenager). All in all it was not a good experience so has made me quite wary of beauty treatments in general. That said, I'd love to have a proper facial, but that might have to wait until I live and work in London X

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  32. Hi caroline love love love your blog.! Would like to ask you if you have tried emma hardie facial plumping sculpting serum, my husband has bought me as gift and would like to if I should return.:) thanks

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