Reviews by Karen101


28 reviews, joined 17 January 2006

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Molton Brown Molton Brown (Cosmetics Shop)
16 March 2012

I love this shop! I am a big fan of the products. What is nice is that they have a sink where you can try out the various body washes. Staff are always nice and not at all pushy.

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Groom Groom (Salon)
16 March 2012

I recently went to Groom in Selfridges. I had a manicure there and, whilst it was adequate, I can't say it blew me away. The nail technician didn't speak the best English, so we had a communication problem. She didn't manage to shape my nails exactly how I'd asked. The result was fairly neat and it did last, but I wouldn't go back as I can get a better (slightly cheaper) manicure elsewhere. I have, however, added an extra point for the lovely, friendly, helpful receptionist!

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The Chapel The Chapel (Hair Salon)
28 September 2011

Disappointing. They moved my appointment twice and the second time I couldn't make. I had been looking forward to trying this salon but it seems like the admin/reception side of things are chaotic. Probably won't bother trying to come here again.

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Cowshed Shop Cowshed Shop (Cosmetics Shop)
25 August 2011

Really lovely store, with the entire Cowshed range. The assistant was very helpful when I was in there. Really great products too, that smell divine!

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Lost in Beauty Lost in Beauty (Cosmetics Shop)
25 August 2011

I so wanted to love Lost in Beauty. I read about it online and booked myself in for a blowdry, makeover and file and paint (hands). The downstairs where treatments are performed was really busy with a hen party, so I found it a bit squashed. The blowdry was ok but nothing special. The lady asked me how I would like my makeup and I said I wanted a cat eye liner but she talked me out of it and said "smokey eyes" would be better on me! I went along with it but was a bit miffed that I wasn't getting what I asked for.

The result? I really didn't like the makeover. She put on a thick layer of foundation and way too much concealer (I have quite good skin, so don't need quite that much), which left my skin feeling sticky - ew! My eyes didn't look that great either, and as the day went on the shadow all dropped onto my cheek. Was so disappointing as I know I can do my makeup better myself! Also, the girl who did my makeup was trying to talk me into getting my hair done there - too pushy!

I am giving Lost in Beauty three stars because the file and paint was really good and the manicurist was quick and very precise, so really happy with that. Plus the shop upstairs is lovely. I would use the shop in the future but probably would never book in for a treatment.

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Hari's Hari's (Hair Salon)
07 October 2010

I visited Hari's new salon on Kings Road and am seriously impressed! The decor is quite funky and there is lots to look at (each mirror is different and has its own theme). Receptionists were really friendly and helpful. Had a lovely head massage - it lasted a few minutes and was really relaxing (I find in a lot of salons it's a rushed afterthought, but it was good here). My stylist was really nice and chatty and listened to what I wanted. The result: I'm chuffed - I think it's the nicest cut I've had in a long time and the blowdry was gorgeous too. There was a nice atmosphere in the salon, it was buzzy but not at all pretentious. Going to go back soon for colour!

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Nails Inc Nails Inc (Manicures)
18 October 2007

I recently had an excellent manicure at the South Molton St branch (it was the '3 Week Manicure' and it really did last 3 weeks!) I feel they have really improved and the refurbishment of the salon is excellent. Will definitely return.

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On Your Bike On Your Bike (Bike Shop)
02 July 2007

Nicely laid out shop and very helpful staff.

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Stuart Phillips Stuart Phillips (Hair Salon)
28 February 2007

I tried this salon because of all the good comments it has received here and I wasn't disappointed. The salon is lovely, with a really nice friendly atmosphere. My stylist had a chat to me before the shampoo and she listened to exactly what I said as she gave me a brilliant haircut. I will definitely return!

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Pacifica Pacifica (Spa)
28 February 2007

I had a lovely Elemis facial and mini manicure here. It was very relaxing and I found the therapist very knowledgeable and friendly but without being overbearing. I would definitely return. Only slight minus was that I was left waiting for 25 mins before my appointment. But I forgive them, as on the whole the experience was great.

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Myla Myla (Adult Shop / Gift Shop / Lingerie Shop)
16 May 2006

Agree with the previous poster - found the underwear quite boring and overpriced. Not impressed.

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Diptyque Diptyque (Perfume Shop)
16 May 2006

Staff were extremely helpful and I loved the perfume and candles - they are to die for. Will definitely be back!

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Jo Malone Jo Malone (Perfume Shop / Gift Shop)
16 May 2006

Found the staff rude so will not be visiting Jo Malone again.

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Fresh Fresh (Cosmetics Shop)
16 May 2006

Lovely products and nice shop. Found one member of staff slightly overbearing though.

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Sen Sen (Therapy Centre)
02 May 2006

Had a really nice massage here, it really felt like one of the best massages I've ever had!

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Reflexions: The Reflexology Shop (Therapy Centre)
02 May 2006

This place is brilliant and not badly priced for the middle of London. I always go for a session when I'm feeling run down and it always sorts me out and relaxes me - only wish I could afford it more. Their back massages are also excellent.

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Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor (Hair Salon)
02 May 2006

I was left waiting for 30 minutes! I contemplated walking out, but had heard good things about this place so I waited. My haircut was nothing special and I didn't feel that the stylist really listened to me. I won't go back.

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Space.NK Space.NK (Cosmetics Shop)
30 January 2006

I love this shop, the staff are really knowledgeable and helpful. Could spend all my wages here!

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Space.NK Men Space.NK Men (Cosmetics Shop)
30 January 2006

Great choice of men's toiletries, and staff are really helpful.

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Everyman Cinema Club Everyman Cinema Club (Cinema)
30 January 2006

This place is the best cinema and the staff are so helpful. A word of warning though - I was so comfortable I nodded off!

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