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A Beautiful Spa Day with Holland and Barrett*

Last Saturday could not have come at a better time. To say I was feeling drained doesn't even come close to describing the truth. Having just completed a week of the hardest exams I have ever sat, following a long 5 week period of revision and an even longer 12 week semester containing 7 assignment deadlines, I would not be doing myself justice if I didn't admit that I was completely shattered. I worked hard, and finally had three days 'off' before starting the whole process again for semester two. I know Holland and Barrett aren't magic, but them organising this b e a u t i f u l spa day for me and five other lovely bloggers right after such a stressful time comes pretty darn close.
The event was held at Hale Country Club and hosted by Holland and Barrett in celebration of their 'weird and wonderful' products. The venue was gorgeous; featuring an indoor-outdoor jacuzzi, heated pools, zen room, fire and ice room, salt room, sauna, state of the art gym and a cinema style spinning class room along with the opulent spa in which we were pampered for a full two hours worth of treatments. 

I spent a wonderful morning relaxing with two other lovely Manchester based bloggers, Ellie and Beki [photo credit to both of them from some of the photographs featured above!] We arrived at the spa at 9a.m., when we were presented with the comfiest robes, slippers and towels before heading off for an hour long back scrub and full body massage followed by an hour long facial. The treatments were absolute heaven, and Espa products were used throughout and available to purchase afterwards. (I am still seriously considering buying the Cellular Hydration Intensive Serum used on my face, so if you'd like to hear a little bit more about that product leave me a little comment below!) After our treatments, we sunk into the outdoor Jacuzzi taking in the serene landscapes. My muscles were unbelievably sore beforehand, the result of a pretty intense effort in the gym the previous day, so it felt fantastic to actually feel supple and relaxed again. By 1p.m. we were ready to fall asleep, so a lovely glass of champagne with lunch was the perfect little pick me up! 

Thank you so much to both Holland and Barrett for inviting me on the day and to Hale Country Club for having us!

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  1. Ahh the food and pool look AMAZING! Sounds like they put on a great day for you all :) x

    Sarah | Sequin This

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    1. It was so beautiful it was like spending the day in heaven xx

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  2. This looks like the most enjoyable, relaxing time, ever. I've never been to a spa as luxurious as this. And I'm currently extremely hungry, and that sushi and edamame looks very appetizing!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. It was just amazing! you should visit if you ever get chance xx

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  3. I love the pictures that you took! I really want to go to a spa. :)

    xx
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    1. aww you should its lovely to take some me time xx

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  4. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your lovely comment, I really appreciated it!
    I still remember my university years and the pressure regarding assignment deadlines,... Attending to such a wonderful event like this must have felt like a dream after all the fuzz! I envy you!
    xoxo
    Tany et La Mode
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    1. it really was sooo needed and amazing xx

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  5. this seems like a great experience...spa for the soul not just the mind:)

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  6. Aww I could really do with this, looks so relaxing!

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  7. OMG the food looks so good! I'm drooling lol

    -xoxo
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  8. You are so blessed to have experienced such a wonderful day for all of your hard work. Congratulations! Lovely blog!

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  9. WOW what a fabulous day you had!! Lovely pics too x

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  10. That sushi looks beautiful! OuO'

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  11. this spa looks absolutely amazing, I'm going to have a look at it online because i'd love to go!

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. you definitely should it's the most stunning place xx

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful way to cap off all that work! Glad you had fun!

    Vievelle

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  13. This looks amazing! So jealous could do with a spa day :)x

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    1. aww it was amazing i wish i could go back xx

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  14. THAT SUSHI THOUGH (she says with a stream of drool running down her face). Looks amazing, who needs a beach with that jacuzzi

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  15. That looks absolutely so relaxing and luxurious! I am quite jealous!

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    1. it really was gorgeous, if you ever get the chance you should go xx

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  16. This looks like a really relaxing place. I love the pool!

    Life With Antlers

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  17. Aw the Country Club & Spa looks absolutely luxurious, I'm so jealous! I'm glad you managed to de-stress after that horrid exam period, too xx

    Laura | FASHION, EATS & TREATS

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  18. OMG the food and the spa looks so luxurious and amazing!!! I haven't had the chance to experience a spa treatment but I am certainly keen for one now! :D

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  19. Wow! This looks and sounds amazing!! I love Holland and Barrett, even paid them a visit today! haha
    Good look with your exams xx

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    1. it was incredible! aw thanks lovely xx

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