My Pampering Day with John Lewis intu Watford

My Pampering Day with John Lewis intu Watford


This post is mostly aimed at my local readers, anyone near Watford, who loves shopping at the intu Watford shopping centre. Two weeks ago I was treated to a pampering day by John Lewis at the intu Watford.

It does not happen very often that I find the time to get pampered as a full time mum and a professional blogger I am always super busy, but I am so pleased I stopped all my activities for one day, as it was well worth it.

After a quick chat to Kate (the John Lewis PR in Watford and by the way one of the loveliest PRs I have been dealing during my blogging career), I was greeted by Jo and Celia, the JL personal stylists. I love fashion, and did not think I needed any help with finding the right outfits for me, but I mostly wanted to experience their “Style Profile – your look for keeps” service (1 hour, £125, redeemable against purchases over £500 when booked with a Style Express or Style Experience) so I could tell you all about it. The stylists definitely knew what they were talking about, and I was pleased to find out I wear the right colours and shapes.

stylist session

The best bit for me was when it came to trying out the outfits they chose for me. I think except 1 or 2 dresses I loved all of them! I also put a bright pink coat on despite moaning I would never go for that, and guess what! It looked amazing on me. A colour I would never go for, a colour that really looked good on me. Well, never say never!


I also tried a pair of trousers with a bit higher waist, and was really surprised how amazingly they looked on me. This only shows that even if you are comfortable in your style, there is always room for experimenting, and these ladies were real experts! John Lewis also offers complimentary Style Express – style in 60 minutes or Style Experience – update your look, which could be perfect treats for new mums!

john lewis personal stylist

After my session with the fashion stylists, I was treated to a mini facial with Karen from Sisley PARIS. It was a very relaxing massage and I loved absorbing the lovely scents from the new black rose precious face oil, I felt like in a different world. Thanks to this treatment I managed to forget about all the stress I was going through that week, and really think I need to do this more often. By the way, there will be an exclusive VIP SISLEY PARIS event at John Lewis store in Watford on 30th October from 6pm, and customers will receive 10% discount on all purchases made on that evening!

Sisley Paris

The last treat I managed to squeeze in on that day was an Estee Lauder beauty makeover with Corinne. I have had make-up makeovers done by makeup artists a few times before, and love the way they take time, and don’t rush like me when I need to be ready for the school run and look decent!

I was talked through all the key products Corinne was using on me, and also very grateful for the tip on using much higher SPF around my eyes as unfortunately the signs of ageing are also showing on my face. Yes the scary age/brown spots! I am a sunshine/beach/tanning lover, and all these years of tanning without having any damage on my skin are gone. I was told to ALWAYS wear SPF 15, and avoid getting sun on my face.

I have no idea how to do that once we are on holidays in Turkey during the half-term holidays. To be honest, I love the feeling of getting the sun and heat on my face… but I hate those brown spots! I have also been given a few samples of Estee Lauder Enlighten dark spot correcting night serum, and am hoping this will help me make these spots less visible soon. I also loved the way Corrine did my eyebrows, not too loud, but definitely more visible, and will be trying to get the same look from now on. Check out my make-up! It’s for a night out, and I love it! Shame daddy was away, and I did not have a chance to show it off!

Estee Lauder makeover

So that was my amazing pampering day! I would love to say THANK YOU to all the lovely women who were looking after me and I am sure I will be popping by their stands very soon for a few more tips and buys!

Latest events at John Lewis intu Watford

Halloween : Saturday 25th October 10-2pm Herts Inclusive Theatre will be in the toy department for some creepy craft! We also have freaky facepainting between 12-4pm on 31st as well as a Halloween Hunt running all that day!

Christmas Skincare & Beauty Event : Thursday 27th November : Tickets on sale now at £10, the last event sold out so snap them up quickly! All details on the poster attached below.

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  • Mama and More aka Zaz October 23, 2014 11:07 am

    First of all, you look just gorgeous in that blue shirt and scarf combo – those colours suit you so well! Love the makeup, and also how delicious to have had a Sisley facial, their products are gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to #AllAboutYou lovely, it’s good to take some time out for a bit of pampering from time to time! xx

    • Mirka October 23, 2014 1:36 pm

      Thank you Zaz, I really loved that outfit, and would you believe I do not have anything in that blue? need to go shopping!

  • Honest mum October 23, 2014 11:21 am

    You look utterly stunning, like a supermodel lady x

    • Mirka October 23, 2014 1:37 pm

      Thanks Vicki, I felt amazing on that day! Here is to the next one!

  • Katie / Pouting In Heels October 24, 2014 1:26 pm

    You look stunning! I love you in the blue outfit and that hot pink coat is just fabulous! Please tell me you’ll treat yourself to it?! Sounds like you had a wonderful day of pampering. Good for you gorgeous. xxx

  • Bryanna Martonis March 28, 2017 7:58 pm

    ahhh this looks like a lovely day

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