Shavata Brow Studio Experience at Nottingham John Lewis

Jingle Mingle hosted by Prezzy box and talkbeckytalk

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Shavata Brow Studio Experience at Nottingham John Lewis

Within the Nottingham Intu Victoria Centre, John Lewis have completely re-vamped their beauty department, on the first floor, by welcoming new brands. One of which I was unaware of, Shavata Brows and Beauty Bar.
Now, some of you may or may not know, that I'm a qualified Beauty therapist, which was something I had a strong passion for when I had left school, many years ago! Back then it was the norm of waxing and plucking eyebrows, but it was also something which I did minimal of.
I was not one for letting someone else take charge of my brows, I would squirm and feel tears run down my cheeks whenever I did my own too. Luckily I had very fair hairs, so it was less noticeable whenever i'd leave them to be natural, from time to time. As I've gotten older, I've not been as bad when it comes to tidying them myself; With my strong interests in the 40s/50s era, I've been wanting to create a soft arch if anything. I've used a variety of brow products before, yet either the tone of the product just doesn't match up, or it clumps upon the hairs when you just don't want it to!

This is why it came to be a huge surprise for me, when I checked my Emails, to find an invitation to have my eyebrows personally done by Shavata Singh; Who is a well known brow expert to the stars and the founder of Shavata Brows! She was making a special appearance at Nottingham, to open her newest studio. I had a mix of emotions running up to my appointment, and I may have watched tons of videos to prepare myself on what was to happen. But to be perfectly honest, I was shocked at how fulfilling the experience was.

The Experience  

I ensured that I arrived to my appointment, which was scheduled at 12pm, to be at least 15 minutes early. This gave me the chance to find my bearings and become better acquainted with the team, who were highly informative and presented myself with a complimentary glass of prosecco. I loved the attention to detail of the eye catching, handmade, decor used to portray the brand perfectly; So I used the time I had to take essential photos. Shavata Brows and beauty have both the brow/beauty treatments available, as well as a nail bar; I just loved the concept of everything you needed, to be within the same open space. 
Before long, I was shaking hands with Shavata herself; I guess you could say I was honored, as well as overwhelmed to meet her. It was as if I knew her for so long, which I think is important to feel as comfortable as possible with your therapist. She led me over to a black leather chair that tilted back, and the consultation began. I explained how I was with my brows at home, and that I've tried to maintain them into a 'suitable' shape. Shavata studied over my eyebrows while asking me questions on what products I've used before and how long since I last plucked them. Answering truthfully, she recommended a brow pencil in the shade Blonde, and began to fill in my right brow with the product. I couldn't believe how natural it looked, as well as the best colour I've used so far to match my hair tone. I revealed my nerves about having my brows threaded, but I believed I was in safe hands with her. She directed my hands to be placed on a particular part of my forehead, to ensure I kept the skin taunt above the brow, as well as the eyelid to remain closed and pulled downwards. I'll insert the pictures so you can understand it better! 

The patience, time and skill that Shavata has is remarkable; Within seconds she was prepared and began to thread with fast sweeping strokes. I barely felt any pain or discomfort, and was beyond eager to see the results! When both brows had been completed, Shavata handed me a handheld mirror to present my new reveal. I was shocked and overwhelmed. I actually felt like a new woman.
Because this was a first time for me, I guess I felt so caught up with my own ideas of how it would turn out, that the end result exceeded my expectations. My brows then were treated with an aftercare lotion to reduce any redness, and then fully completed with the blonde brow pencil to enhance as well as define the shape.

I adored having such a personal one to one appointment, and appreciated the care and advice given to me. I would highly recommend the Shavata studio experience, if you're after a unique and attentive treatment. They have flagship stores across the UK so check out the link for details. I'll be going more often to test out their other treatments and products, and will share it with you all on future social media posts.

A massive thank you to John Lewis and the team for having me; as well as to Shavata herself for taking the time to make me feel beautiful.
Love Ellie xo

Shavata Brow Studio

Monday, 18 December 2017

Jingle Mingle hosted by Prezzy box and talkbeckytalk

Christmas Cheer,
Gift Ideas,
Networking In Nottingham

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; I still can't believe we're half way through December, this year has just flown by! During the end of October, I was invited a long with a lot of other Nottinghamshire Bloggers, to an event like no other I've ever been to. The event was named the Jingle Mingle and it was hosted by PrezzyBox, which are an online gift retailer, and the talented, TalkBeckyTalk, Who's a successful local Youtuber and Blogger. 
The Location for the evening was Baresca, Nottingham; Which is a beautiful Tapas bar. An itinerary of the evening was sent through to us, with fun-packed workshops and a Q & A Panel with Becky, we were in for a true Christmas inspired evening.

I haven't been to Baresca before, yet I had a good idea of where it was! So myself and Sarah made our way to the venue in good time, and began to meet other bloggers in the bar area, before being shown to the private room downstairs. The room was decorated with pink and purple balloons, reflecting the PrezzyBox's company perfectly. Each table had been set up with some of their gift ideas, which gave a fuller insight on what you can expect from their online store.  There was so much to see and do, including a Perfume making workshop, as well as a handmade bow creating station! As you can expect, both were very busy during the evening, but I was fortunate to have been able to create my own perfume, which you can read more about shortly!

We all began to sign in with the darling Marketing ladies from Prezzybox, being then handed a personalized badge with our names, as well as our blogs, on them and began to mingle! The bar was dressed with round trays of Prosecco, which we were kindly treated to with a drinks token; The evening had been a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which I find perfect especially it it were someone's first event that they've attended. With drinks in tow, we posed for some photos which were taken at the pop up booth, with quirky props of course! And we then walked around the room to view each of the tables and the products, some of them really stood out to me and brought out my inner 90s nostalgia child.. Polly Pocket handbag? Yes please!
The perfume making workshop and the gift decor DIY station were both in full flow, and the vibe from the other Bloggers and Youtubers, were bursting from the seams.

I briefly got the chance to speak to Becky and her sister, and I adored how down to earth and friendly they were. Becky was passionate about the event and how she felt the evening would go, but it met all of her expectations and more. Both myself and Sarah, waited patiently to be the next lucky ladies to create their bespoke perfume, in partnership with The Perfume Studio London. Below were just a few of their gift sets, which you could use to create your own signature scent. It's a perfect way to treat someone for Christmas for a long lasting experience.

Below, you can see the arrangement for the perfume making workshop, these glass jars were each filled with 'notes' which we used to build up our desired scent. It was like an orchestra, base notes, middle notes, up to top notes; with different blends the best way was to smell each one at a time, starting off with a base then choosing it to add to our fragrance. With my creation I chose two blends to design my perfume which I named, Von Teese, After one of my idols, Dita of course!

I admired how interesting the creation of a perfume was, as told to us by Ben; I could have listened and learned for hours. This is a luxurious and bonding way to share with friends, which is why their hen parties and social events are of high demand. We were each then given our created fragrance in a small glass bottle to take home with us; If I were to run out, my perfume is saved on their data base online, so I'd be able to order it to home! Such a marvelous idea, especially for a gift.

Around 7pm, we started to take a seat and gather around for the Panel discussion to commence. This personally was an uplifting, insightful and inspirational segment; I loved how the questions were directed to both Becky and social & Marketing Executive of PrezzyBoxFran; An influence's point of view as well as a brand's.
It's made me look at my own blog in a deeper way, I've always had so many dreams and plans, and after the talk, I want to actually put them into action; Definitely now we're approaching a new year. I took notes which I'm sure I'll be using as guidance; Maybe a return to YouTube.. We shall see!

The end of the night, we were each presented with a bright pink goody bag which had each been chosen on our interests! I was given a queen shower cap, musical note sock hangers set and some drinking fudge, Salted caramel.. Yum.. These winter nights would be perfect for it.
I'd have to say a massive thank you to PrezzyBox and to Becky for hosting the evening as well as inviting me, it was an absolute pleasure.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and here's to bright things in the New Year.

Love Ellie xo
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