I also had an hour long 'brightening' facial which was the best I have ever had, lying on a warmed water bed and being pampered. I treated myself to some of the products which were used.
Another birthday present I had from a friend was a Shellac manicure. This is a varnish which is guaranteed not to chip for 14 days and it is brilliant. It has to be removed by the salon so, of course, I have now ended up having this done regularly! The first one I chose was brown varnish, then green the next time but now I am wearing a more conventional colour.
The builders have started on the downstairs bathroom renovation. We have had the room completely gutted.
The previous owners of this house had tiled every wall so these have all been removed, the walls plastered
and a new window fitted. Underneath the old plastic shower tray was a lovely deep old porcelain shower base which I would love to have kept but it was cemented in so too difficult to salvage. I am assured that the room will be finished by the 17th, when someone is coming to stay so will post photos of the finished room then. We are having a basin mounted on top of an old sewing machine table which the builder obviously thinks we are mad for choosing!
I hope you all have a good week.