Get Summer Holiday Ready with Karma Beauty

A Gift From The Gods talks essential beauty treatments and pre-holiday prep with the experts at Karma Beauty.

Karma Beauty in West Mersea, Essex, is the type of place where you really do feel like a goddess, with a menu of intensely pampering treatments on offer and a friendly team of beauty experts on hand to make you feel fabulous. They are also one of our incredible A Gift From The Gods stockists, which means you can pick up some of our must-have accessories and stationery alongside a relaxing manicure or facial.

We asked owner Stephanie Chaytor to share her top tips on getting ready for summer. #GetYourGoddessOn

Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us! What’s on your summer holiday prep list?

I would definitely recommend a Manicure and Pedicure with gel varnish. It means 15 days of no-chip, no-wear, no-wait colour and a sparkling new look for fingers and toes with a great choice of gorgeous glossy colours. Gel dries instantly which means you are guaranteed smudge free nails! Say hello to luxury at your fingertips, with polish that stays so perfect it’s like a luxury manicure every day!

Another great holiday treatment is an Eyelash Lift. This enhances straight eyelashes to produce a gentle curl that gives instant length and creates the illusion of bigger, brighter, ultra-feminine eyes, and it lasts up to six weeks.

For polished brows, it has to be an Eyebrow Tint with Threading. Eyebrow tinting is a great way to flaunt natural, full-looking brows. While a tint gives you a fast and long-lasting look of fuller and darker brows

To make sure you are already glowing before you hit the beach, we recommend a Spray Tan. Choose a natural paraben-free fake tan that provides a streak-free, natural-looking glow.

Finally, waxing provides smooth, no-worry skin all holiday long. Book in for your legs, underarms, and bikini line before you go!

Make sure you keep track of your pampering appointments this summer in our Calligraphy and Hearts Pink Weekly Planner.

What is your go-to treatment for your summer holiday?

A skin prep with a full body scrub – An all-over aromatherapy scrub which leaves your skin beautifully soft and you feeling beautiful inside and out. Effectively removing sluggish energy and dead cells, this luxurious, mineral-rich, vibrational scrub smoothes, re-mineralises, hydrates and revitalises the skin. A powerful mix of oils nourish and repair, leaving skin glowing on the outside. It is the perfect way to bring back your lustre, tone, and vitality – restoring total equilibrium to the mind, body, and soul.

A couple of weeks before my holiday, I like to do a Microdermabrasion Facial, so I have fresh new skin before I travel. Skin is expertly cleansed; microdermabrasion tackles lines, wrinkles, pores, blackheads, and dull skin, focusing on any problem areas such as pigmentation damage. Our incredible lift mask is applied to hydrate and firm.

I also like to have a cellulite treatment on my legs and thighs. Focusing on one area this stimulating treatment really lifts and firms problem areas.

If I have a long flight, I always make sure I have a back massage, so I am relaxed on the plane This incredibly intense treatment is focused on the back and back of the arms. Combining a deeply cleansing scrub, detoxifying wrap, and back massage, this is designed to rebalance, and detox whilst massaging away the aches and pains and postural imbalances of the back. It’s especially good for those who spend long hours sat at a desk, leaving you feeling revived and glowing.

Relax pre or post-treatment with a soothing herbal tea in our Get Your Goddess On Crown White Mug.

What are your favourite summer beauty treatments?

To have done, it has to be a Lava Shell Massage. This revolutionary treatment uses naturally self-warming tiger clam shells. Using varying pressure and precision techniques, the shells are used to glide across the body to reach deep aches and pains, releasing stress and tension. Hydrating oils are used during the treatment to moisturise the skin and the warming energy of the shells helps to revitalise and re-balance the mind and body.

To do, I would say facials. I like seeing my client relaxed and enjoying their treatment.

Create your own pampering wish-list in our Dream Odyssey Star Beige A5 Notebook

What is the most popular treatment you offer?

Gel Varnish Nails are always a popular choice. Coral is one of our most requested colours this summer.

Fill our Calligraphy Slogan Pink Clear Pouch with all of your favourite shades this summer. Our must-have A Gift From The Gods cosmetics bags and trinket dishes look great on your dressing table or in a beauty salon or spa. Fill them with your favourite pampering products to store them in style.

Make sure you pop into Karma Beauty the next time you are in Essex, or if you’re looking to do a little online pampering, visit the A Gift From The Gods online store today and pick up something special for summer.