They say Sunday is the saddest day of the week. The thought of going through another week at work stresses most people and realizing that another non-returnable week is now behind them makes many of us feel quite nostalgic. There is a reason why our elders say that a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. I could not agree more - we all need this magical 7th day of the week when we can sleep the morning off, run some errands that we couldn't get our hands on for the whole week and at last have a beautiful home-made dinner with a glass of Shiraz and a good read.
So what is a perfect Sunday to me, you ask? All of the above plus the Glamourlab experience. GLAMOURLAB, a glamorous popup cocooning concept that is a true escape from the busy life, was established by the beautiful Yasmine who opened her doors last week for the first time. The glam lab took place in a beautiful lane house that reminded us of a sorority house. Picture it: 6 floors with a rooftop all filled with ladies walking around with champagne in their hands, masks applied on their faces and nails freshly polished - we only missed the matching satin robes.
Upon the entrance, guests are welcomed with a candy bar followed by Little Ondine, nail polish brand, with its manicure professionals and Korean makeup brand, 3 Concept Eyes, with its makeup artists ready to blush those cheeks and peach palm the lips.
At the far end of the room behind the bar TAITTINGER welcomed girls with a selection of their best bubbles and food to pair with.
The discovery begins up the stairs. Each floor has one room dedicated specially for different services. Our journey began with the amazing Lalu who brings facial treatments using her great natural products. The amazing Adja, the founder of the company, shares the secrets of beautiful skin and how to keep it toned and moisturized with natural care in a much polluted city like Shanghai.
With green and black masks applied to our faces we proceed on to the next floor where ShangHui Health, a luxurious facility specialized in Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduces us to the benefits of customized herbal medicine. Apart from that they also have their professional there who gives a 15-minute reflexology massage.
Located above reflexology room is the eyelash extension room where Esthecil brings its team of eyelashes extension specialists.
The top floor became a home for all the naughty girls. Bijoux Indiscrets, the classiest intimate toys brand, introduced to us a wide range of products from the chocolate body paint to the sexy whip. And The Little Cat, the high-end lingerie online shop, showcased some of the nicest french lingerie.
Near them were also based Ma Demoiselle A, one of Vogue's favorite makeup artists, who shared some of her refined makeup secrets and UrbanBar, who taught us how to make a perfect cocktail to sip off on sunny day.
Once all pampered with massages and masks, gained knowledge on intimate products and makeup tips and with a great cocktail in hand we were ready to proceed to the rooftop where sweet Celine had her DIY workshop where the girls got to make their own headbands and bracelets while enjoying the outdoor seating and the shining sun.
It was extremely awesome experience. Having planned to stop by for an hour I ended up spending four hours there which passed at the blink of an eye. Now up and ready for the next session excited to see where we will be glamouring up in the future. This time, though, looking forward to have the robes on!
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