10 must-have gifts this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:27 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:27 29 November 2016

10 must-have gifts this Christmas

10 must-have gifts this Christmas


We’re bringing you 10 fantastic offers in West Essex you won’t want to miss this festive season

20% off Russian Eyelashes at Electricglam

For fluttery natural-looking lashes which boast volume and a feather-like feel, look no further than Russian Eyelashes treatment at Electricglam Beauty Bar and Clinic in Chingford. The fine synthetic hairs are so light, your dedicated beautician can apply up to six eyelashes onto each natural lash leaving you with a much fuller appearance. ‘Russian lashes will give a more glamorous look. Plus, it’s kinder to your natural lashes,’ explains owner of Electricglam Beauty Bar, Yasmine Dhillon. ‘Our experienced lash experts design each look to meet every client’s needs.” What’s more throughout December Electricglam are offering 20% off a full set meaning you can achieve beautiful lashes for just £96. (usual RRP £120) For more information or to book call 020 8529 3362 or visit electricglam.co.uk

Free Intense Matrix Treatment at Oasis Hair

Who doesn’t want hair so glossy you constantly look like you’ve walked straight out of a salon and onto a catwalk? Well thankfully you can have hair to rival Cheryl Cole with a little helping hand from Oasis Hair in Higham Park, Chingford. This season the salon is offering a free Intense Matrix Treatment with any colour, perm, cut and blowdry worth £8. With three variations to choose from – repair, smoothing and body – nourish your hair from root to tip with this deep conditioning treatment which is sure to leave hair soft and shiny. What more could you need in time for party season? For more information or to book, call 020 8527 1414.

12-day gym membership for just £12 at Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Want to look your best for when Santa comes to town? Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel has got you covered as it is offering a 12-day trial for every reader for just £12*. Enjoy full access to the hotel’s fully equipped gym, 15m swimming pool, hydro pool, steam room and sauna as well as free admission to a range of fitness classes including aqua aerobics and yoga (£2 fee applies). Whether you want to tone up in time for the work Christmas ‘do, or simply let off some steam to whittle away any festive stress without the commitment of a lengthy contract, join the state-of-the-art gym for only £1 per day. For more information, call 01992 704 496 or visit walthamabbeymarriott.co.uk

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer only applicable throughout December 2016 at participating venues. Facilities and classes vary by location. Fees may apply upon joining. Offer only available once per person. 12 days start from time of purchase.

Save £100 on full head and £50 on half head hair extensions at Laurence London

You can have the hair you’ve always dreamed of thanks to Laurence London hair salon in Chingford and Great Lengths hair extensions. Made from 100 percent human hair, the extensions can be coloured, curled, and straightened and come in a wide range of colours including an extreme range of fashion shades such as red, blue, purple, and green. ‘The bonding attachment of Great Lengths extensions lasts for 5-6 months and the final effect of the cold fusion process means there is no damage to existing hair, ‘ explains Sophie Graham, hair extension professional and co-director of Laurence London. ‘An added bonus is that Great Lengths extensions require no maintenance. The natural-looking result can be styled in endless ways – including up-styles – without detection.’ What’s more, the salon is offering a discount of £100 off a full head of extensions and £50 off a half head until 31st December so you can go into 2017 with luscious locks. For further information on Great Lengths extensions and to book contact Sophie Graham at Laurence London on 0208 5297749, or visit laurencelondonlimited.co.uk

Free roll shaper massage when purchasing 8 sessions at Studio Figura Chingford at Sophisticut

After using roll shaper lymphatic massage machines, Betty Televantou starting receiving compliments on her appearance which lead her to invest in Studio Figura. ‘With a healthy diet, our organic supplements and approximately 20 sessions (depending on your levels of fitness) of roll shaper massage you will feel fitter, healthier and leaner,’ explains Betty. ‘You can drop a dress size in just eight sessions,’ she adds. But how does it work? ‘It’s a new concept so I’m working hard to spread the word,’ Betty says. “The machine continuously rolls over the body and you move around and get into 18 different positions starting with your feet (similar to reflexology) to begin waking up all the organs and finishing with an all-over back massage. It’s great for aching muscles as it has an infa red light that is ideal for healing. It also breaks down cellulite and toxins in the muscles leaving the skin feeling smooth and invigorated, plus it’s great for the circulation.’What’s more Studio Figura Chingford is offering eight sessions for the price of nine making it just £20 per one-hour session. And to top it off, the studio is also offering a free 30-minute trial without any obligation. For more information or to book call 0208 524 1969, or visit studio-figura.co.uk/en/studio-figura-chingford

Ultimate pamper packages at One Addison Complementary Therapies

Treat yourself or a loved one to an amazing pamper package at One Addison Complementary Therapies, Wanstead. Offering a vast treatment menu which includes acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology and a range of massages, One Addison is your one-stop-shop for all your stress-busting needs. The perfect place for a little R and R. Why not try the Ultimate Stress Buster? Promising to banish fatigue and stress with an aromatic full body and relaxing scalp massage to help soothe mind, body and soul followed by a bespoke facial – you’ll feel like a whole new woman after this treat. Plus, the two hours, 25 minute treatment is priced at just £115. Want to relax but haven’t quite got the time? Try the one hour and 25 minute package (£75) which includes a one-hour mood massage and mini taster facial to cleanse and exfoliate followed by a pick-me-up mask. Bliss! For more information or to book, call 020 8928 1777 or visit oneaddison.com

Save £10 on LVL Lashes at The Beauty Box

You’re never fully dressed without a pair of gorgeous eyelashes. I mean, hello! It’s almost 2017 and a great smile just doesn’t cut it anymore. If you want fuller, more volumous lashes in time for the festive season, check into The Beauty Box in Loughton for LVL Lashes. The revolutionary treatment lifts and straightens lashes from the root making them appear longer and thicker. Plus the added tint creates a mascara-like effect so you’ll wake every morning with perfect eyelashes without the need for mascara, extensions or any form of adhesive. And do you want to know the best part? The Beauty Box is offering £10 off all LVL Lashes this Christmas so you can enjoy this amazing treatment for only £35. We’ll race you to the salon! Patch test required. For more information or to book contact the salon on 
0208 524 4405.

Save 10% on all tattoo services at Amrik’s Brows and Lashes

Donald Trump has been elected President, the UK is leaving Europe and yet eyebrows are still the biggest thing to happen in 2016… ok, maybe that was a slight exaggeration but eyebrows are still trending and semi-permanent brows are the new beauty must-have. ‘Regardless of the natural growth of your brow hair or your current shape, semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing can provide you with the perfect look you have always wanted,’ explains Amrik Kaur, owner of Amrik’s Brows and Lashes based in Beauty On The Mill in Woodford Green. Who can benefit from semi-permanent eyebrows? The list includes those with sparse or over-plucked brows, those with fair-haired eyebrows who find that pencil wears off quickly, those who suffer from alopecia and those who have undergone chemotherapy. ‘The semi-permanent eyebrow treatment helps to add beautiful shape and lift to your brows, defines even the sparsest brows without the need for pencil and creates a natural and realistic look,’ Amrik adds. All treatments take into account the shape of your face. The cost of eyebrow tattooing is a reasonable £295 which includes a touch up. Annual colour boost is advised to keep the shade fresh. However throughout December Amrik’s Brows and Lashes is offering 10% off all tattooing services. For more information or to book a consultation call 0758 1057101.

Save £10 on holistic facials when you purchase a £50 gift voucher at Dawn Thein Holistic Facials

What better way to soothe any festive stress than with a facial from Dawn Thein Holistic Facial, based in Loughton? ‘I have combined my skills in skincare, massage and reflexology to create my own holistic face treatments’ explains Dawn Thein who boasts more than 25-years’ experience as a holistic therapist. ‘My facials are deeply relaxing and include a massage of the back and feet to help to calm the mind and body while revitalising the skin.” Working to the basis that many skin problems are triggered by stress, Dawn focuses her treatments to help reduce the root of the problem. Dawn Thein Holistic Facials only use plant-based skincare products chosen for their purity and clinically proven results. All of the products used are cruelty-free and free-from synthetic ingredients making them vegetarian and vegan friendly. Want to give the gift of a holistic massage this Christmas, or simply treat yourself to a much-deserved pamper? Well you’re in luck. Just purchase a £50 gift voucher and it can be exchanged for a £60 holistic facial, meaning you’ll have £10 spare to enjoy lunch too. Perfect! For more information or to book call 07977 939616 or visit dawnsholistictherapy.com

£10 off Luxury Aromatherapy Escape hair and scalp treatment at Sandy Wood Hair Specialists

Go into the new year with a ‘do that’s bang on-trend after a quick visit to Sandy Wood Hair Specialists in Buckhurst Hill. Stuck for ideas? The dedicated team will help you decide. ‘The one service I recommend before Christmas is formed layers. This will enable you to create volume and movement whilst removing all the dead ends,’ explains Sandy Wood, salon owner, hair stylist and colourist. ‘This will make any colour or blowdry look amazing. Dry ends can ruin your look and force you to over-style resulting in you damaging the hair further,’ she adds. If you’re looking to experiment with colour, opt for fashion-forward balayage. ‘Balayage is still on trend and together we will find the colours best suited to your complexion without the commitment of retouching.’ Plus if you opt for any colour overhaul this festive season, you’ll receive the Luxury Aromatherapy Escape hair and scalp treatment for just £5 (usual RRP: £15). This will condition and revitalise hair as well as soothe away the days stresses thanks to the included relaxing head and scalp massage.

Plus, if extensions are more your bag, the salon are offering a fantastic offer on AngelsLocks LAWeave. Attached using gentle microbeads, have long and lustrous locks from just £215 (for 16”, £265 for 20”). Offer valid until January 8.

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