There are some invites that you simply cannot ignore. Dinner with George Clooney, a trip to the top of The Shard, anything all expenses paid and involving shopping, the list is full of the sorts of experiences that would linger in the memory forever. And an invitation to a special Spa Soiree with one of my favourite brands, Bodhi, is another experience that you simply could not turn down, even if you were feeling quite poorly. (As I, unfortunately, was last week).
Being Bodhi, this was no ordinary Spa evening. Taking place in the plush surroundings of the penthouse of the ‘Staying Cool’ apartments in Birmingham’s Iconic Rotunda building, and with a guest list that included top beauty bloggers from across the country, long-term friends of the brand, and Midland TV and radio personalities, the evening was a celebration of natural, organic beauty in the form of some of Bodhi’s brand new products, with opportunities to experience the brand at first hand through massage and facial treatments.
With BBC's Joanne Malin enjoying the products
Bodhi supremo Elijah Choo, along with right-hand lady Kelly Clarke, were there to introduce some of the exciting new products that are further proof that the Bodhi brand continues to grow and move from strength to strength. Of course, the best way to experience any new product is to actually try it, and Elijah was positively encouraging guests to roll their sleeves up and experience the beauty of Bodhi’s new products. The total hero product of the night was the new salt scrub, a new product from the Artisan series, ‘Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub’. I used this product on my hands in warm water, giving them a fairly vigorous scrubbing, and was totally shocked by the result. To put it bluntly, my hands were softer than a baby’s bottom, feeling nourished, cleansed and totally invigorated. I have since used this product all over and can safely say the results are the same – unbelievably good, perfect for holiday skin.
The new products were beautifully showcased in the Staying Cool Penthouse
There were other new products that Bodhi tempted and teased with. The Mint the temple balm is a product I can’t wait to add to my toiletry bag, perfect for rubbing into the temple to aid relaxation and ease those tension headaches which can be such a blight to my life. I also loved the soothing cacao lip balm, the only problem being resisting the temptation to stop licking it off my lips, it tasted so yummy. Luckily Elijah knows his audience well, and the lip treatment balm is 100% edible.
Enjoying Blue tea in the wind, 20 stories above Brum.
Before my night was over I was treated to a fabulous facial by Jess from Spoiltface. I was prepared for my facial with a special blue tea, which was both refreshing and delicious. Elijah had especially chosen the tea to compliment my treatment, and had also recommended a suitable treatment for me, which involved the Desert Rose rejuvenating oil, something that really helps stressed and tired skin, and is also brilliant for anti-aging. The facial session was a very relaxing experience (I almost fell asleep) with Jess a very calm presence who lulls you into relaxing. By the end of the session I felt 10 years younger, my skin was super soft and glowing, and the dryness I sometimes experience around the edge of my face was gone. My skin just felt so good, and so clean.
Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil £56.00 click to visit Bodhi
I had the most amazing time at the Bodhi Spa Soiree. The icing on the cake was a stunning goodie bag that contained a tub of the Salt Scrub, along with two more new products, the Neroli Luce revitalising face oil, and the Flora Paradiso de-stress massage and body oil. I am going to review both products in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open for more Bodhi on the blog.
With huge thanks to Elijah Choo, Kelly-Louise Clarke and Rewired PR.