Friday, July 7, 2017


Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing an Image Skincare facial in Haven Beauty, Carndonagh... and what an experience it was! Let me tell you all about it...

Denise (left) and Julie (right)
Pic Credit: Haven Beauty Instagram @havenbeautycarn

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Makeup Station

Denise, proprietor of Haven Beauty, recently introduced Image Skincare in to her salon for both in-salon treatments and home-care. This was exciting news to the Image Skincare fans of Inishowen as Denise's salon is the first in Inishowen to stock this amazing skincare range. 
Denise and Julie; one of the beauty therapists in Haven Beauty, both went on a two-day intensive Image Skincare training course in Dublin, making them experts in the brand.

Much to my surprise, Denise very kindly invited me in to her salon to introduce me to the Image Skincare products and I was thrilled! It is a brand I am always reading about and seeing posts on social media but I had never tried it. 
I visited the salon the week before the Irish Beauty Blog Awards (and the day before my birthday) and I was pampered like a princess!

Denise has a beautiful salon and upon entering haven Beauty, I instantly felt welcomed with Denise's friendliness! Firstly, Denise took me through to the Relaxation Room (and what a gorgeous room!) where we took a seat and I completed a detailed skin consultation form. By doing so, this allows Denise to tailor exactly what treatment and Image products she would use to suit my skincare needs. Denise expertly explained the skin consultation form thoroughly and then talked me through what treatment I would be having. I felt perfectly confident that Denise knew exactly what she was talking about from the get-go and it was clear to see that this is a range of products that Denise holds close to her heart.
I was then informed that my treatment would start with a mini back massage (which I was very excited about!) and the 'Be Clear Purifying Facial' is the facial she explained to me would suit my skin needs the best.
Relaxation Room

I was then shown my treatment room; you have to understand how much I love treatments, spas and relaxation and this room was simply divine. The heat, aromas and music were all just perfect to get a client ready to unwind.

Treatment Room
I got ready and into the bed, which is heated and had, what I think, were the fluffiest towels ever. I was happy to be there for the next while, I even said to Denise I would happily spend the night!
Denise started with my 'Mini Back Massage'; I have trouble with my neck and shoulders, and this was the perfect remedy. For it to be a 'mini' massage, I was given a thorough full back massage; it was amazing; just what I needed. 
Denise then proceeded with my Image 'Be Clear Purifying Facial'. Throughout the facial, Denise talked me through every product she was using. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge about skincare. Not alone is Denise extremely passionate about the Image skincare range, she also wants the utmost best for her clients, and for her clients to get the best possible results with the right Image products for their skin. I had various products used on my skin at different stages and while I had a mask on, Denise treated me to a hand and arm massage; the ultimate relaxation!
I learned so much about skincare in general, and my own skincare routine throughout the treatment. One of the sections I completed on the skin consultation form was that I don't wear daily SPF... naughty naughty, I know. This is a major no-no in the skincare world! Denise informed me then that... *get this* ... we are exposed to rays every. single. day. And I'm not talking about the sunshine; I mean from computers, televisions, smart phones etc.! I was so shocked, and surprised that I had never known that before. 
All in all, it was the most relaxing couple of hours in Haven Beauty. Afterwards, my skin never felt so hydrated and it was so much brighter. I am much more aware of my skincare routine and about the products I am putting on my face. 

I was very kindly given some product samples by Denise which are almost finished, but I am definitely calling in to the salon to purchase because I really have noticed such a difference in my skin. 
The products I have been enjoying and suit my skin perfectly are:
Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque and the Image Ormedic Travel/Trial Kit which includes trial sizes of the Facial Cleanser, Antioxidant Serum, Bio Peptide Creme, Gel Soothing Masque and the
Ultimate Preventative Moisturiser SPF 35+.

The Image products are all quite active so if you are considering investing in the products, I highly recommend a facial with an Image expert, like Denise. 
If you don't fancy a treatment, then a consultation is absolutely essential. 

Massive thank you to Denise for my Image Skincare treatment, I will definitely be back for more!

Thanks for reading
Danielle x

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