The other weekend I went along to a Leighton Denny event at PURE Spa in Aberdeen. It was organised by Laura and I loved every minute of it! They had laid out a huge spread of amazing food from Giraffe and Yo! Sushi and the nicest mini banana cupcakes I've ever tasted, which was pretty much destroyed by the bloggers (myself included!) when we first arrived and had a bit of a catch up. Unfortunately I didn't get to speak to as many of the girls as I would of liked. Sorry guys, I'm a bit shy/awkward, but it was lovely to see you all anyway!
But we weren't just there for the food, honest! We had a tour around PURE spa which is much bigger than I expected. They have 5 beauty rooms, 6 spa therapy rooms, a manicure bar, pedicure bar, infra-red sauna and rasul. Who knew all of those could even fit in there? The infra-red sauna caught my attention as soon as we were told you can burn up to 800 calories in one session - might have to test that out! I've never had any spa treatments before, mostly due to fear of the unknown, but after seeing all the beautifully decorated, relaxing treatment rooms I might just give it a go.
After admiring the spa we were treated to a bit of a nail masterclass by Nat from Leighton Denny Expert Nails. Before this I'd never even heard of Leighton Denny but Nat's knowledge and passion for the brand has really encouraged me to check them out. He showed us a few of their different products such as the remove & go polish remover, nail buffer and precision corrector - all of which worked amazingly! Nat also showed us what they call colour cocktails (layering different coloured polishes) and some of their best nail art techniques. My favourite was the naked moon manicure which was created by Leighton Denny for Dita von Teese!
We were all treated to a wee consultation with Nat about our nails and how to care for them. Apparently mine are in pretty good shape, but he recommended their crystal nail file to keep them at a better length. I definitely need to invest in this! I'm also thinking I might book into PURE spa for a manicure before my trip to Amsterdam in a few weeks. Thank you so much to Laura for organising the event, to PURE spa for their hospitality (and goodie bags!) and to Nat for being so lovely and teaching this old dog a few tricks.