Thursday evening saw one of the event rooms at Manchester airport's Radisson Blu Hotel become a flurry of activity and excitement. Wahanda had taken over - with stands from companies that they had previously worked with, women chatting away merrily, champagne flowing and talk of cake, I knew I was set to be having a fun night!
Liloo and Michael,'the chap', who were stood chatting to a gent from Spa in the City about what looked to me like a storm trooper's helmet. It was, in actual fact a 'Fine Light Skin Rejuvenation System' - a helmet using technology developed by NASA (I guess that's why it looks so 'Star Wars'!) with little lights build it which in theory, encourages the skin to produce more collagen and elastin - giving a more youthful, plumped out look. The lady on the left had been wearing it for about ten minutes when curiosity got the better of me and I had to ask how it felt! She told be that it didn't feel warm or uncomfortable, but she thought that she could feel her skin getting tighter...
Claire who told me how excited she was to see the botox demonstration by the Re-Enhance Skin and Body Clinic since she had been thinking about biting the botox bullet for a while. We stood talking to one of the doctors on the stand for a while about the ins and outs of botox, he was very professional, honest and somehow our barrage of questions didn't phase him at all! After watching the first botox demo, Claire found herself as the next patient! I think she surprised herself after agreeing to have it done, but it was fast, painless and she was so pleased afterwards. I'm really fascinated by botox now (not that I'd have it done, I just find it a really interesting idea) and I can't wait for updates from Claire.
Spa in the City.
Katja's Kupcakes (delicious and unbelievably beautiful), Rob Schofield personal training (the sight of a Power Plate made me avoid this stand like the plague haha), manicures by the hotel's own Beauty Lounge team, spray tans by St. Tropez and a jewellery stall (couldn't see any business cards on the table unfortunately!).
I really enjoyed myself and ended up staying faaar later than I had expected, chatting away to everyone! I can honestly say that I will be checking Wahanda out for treaments in my city - I've never really looked into spa treatments and such before, but I can see a new interest blossoming! First up, microdemabrasion!