Free Molton Brown Pampering| Rosa Absolute

A Pamper Party for 2

There are beauty benefits to wine! I found that out a few weekends ago when I had a free massage and sampled the new Molton Brown Rosa Absolute range.

Yes, have you ever wondered how to pamper yourself for free? Try before you buy? Quaff free fizz? Or, learn pro tips on maximising fragrance?

And potentially leave a shop with a prize?

Well,  you’ve come to the right place. That’s what happened when I went along for a free hand and arm massage at Molton Brown.

I have to say, as someone who is not a massive fan of rose fragrances, I was really really surprised to like Rosa Absolute so much. Which is just as well, as I won a £20 bottle of the bath and shower gel, so I can slather it on as I please!  But, overall, I was just really impressed with how fantastic the whole experience was.

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Staycation Treats

It was thanks to La Redoute and the #LRSummerParty that I had my voucher for a hand massage for myself and a friend. You can read more about that here: La Redoute Summer Party.  I met up with Sasha of The Life Notes,  who I hadn’t seen (In Real Life) for 10 years! I mentioned Sasha as one of my blogging inspirations in my post on my motivation to start writing, so it was so exciting to see her and I wanted us to have a few treats over our staycation weekend (for those who are wondering, a staycation is where you ‘holiday’ without going abroad). And this was such a treat!

Little did I know that I could have booked this myself ages ago, as it’s open for all (details below)!

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Rosa Absolute

I’ll be honest, I was sold at the offer of a prosecco on arrival. Baby free and let loose, I was all over it! We had a really warm welcome and have massive thanks and love for the lady doing our massages (I didn’t catch her name in the excitement!). She was super knowledgeable and just all round lovely. She expertly told the story of Rosa Absolute as we meandered through the fact that she’d love to add midwifery to her talents – from someone who has had the benefit of some amazing midwives,  I think she’d be great at it!

Oh, it felt so good pretending to be one of those ladies who does this all the time. Imagining that I had all manner of glamorous things in my bag – instead of the dummies and baby wipes I had to get past to find my purse. Hah!

Secrecy, decadence and passion – oh, my!

Rosa Absolute is made of Italian rose oil, blackcurrant and patchouli. The story, (which you can see more of here ) is of secrecy, decadence and passion. The design, scent and the experience we had really brought this to life!

Plus, now I am trying to be more mindful of the products I use, I also was happy to learn that Molton Brown products are cruelty free, like the REN skincare lotion I recently reviewed.

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

The hand massage and products

Let’s talk about hand creams: Although, I have them, I’ve never prioritised using them as I always thought they were for older people – ahh, the arrogance of youth! But, I am now ‘older people’ and, as I mentioned on Facebook and Instagram, my hands currently look prehistoric. Horrif! I am reliably informed that dry hands are a common trait of new mums, so I’m not alone. But, I needed to do something. Pronto. I was about to get started on a Cowshed hand cream I got in a Birchbox, but now that I have some new kit, I’ll give this a go first.

One arm was massaged with scrub, followed by the cream and the other was without scrub, but with the richer white truffle lotion. Very swish!

Sasha tried out the Rhubarb and Rose and the Pink Pepperpod, which I’m sure she’ll talk more about over at The Life Notes.

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Boozy beauty? Wine not!

The scrub was the Ambrusca scrub, which is actually a body scrub. It contains Moroccan Argan oil to tone the skin, antioxidant-rich Ambrusca grape leaf extract and Ground olive stones to exfoliate. So, whilst it doesn’t contain actual wine, Ambrusca is a grape leaf, grapes  make wine…! If there’s any doubt: Cleopatra bathed in vats of wine and we now know there a many boozy beauty benefits. So,  although we’re told not to do it,  mixing beauty and wine was working out for me!

I found the combination of scrub and cream was amazing and I was thrilled with it. But, just the Alba White Truffle cream alone gave an even better result. The cream was £14, which is much less than I expected, for how good it felt,  so I decided to go for it.  My (very) hopeful thoughts are that by using the cream, in combination with the scrub, I’ll be giving B a run for his money in the baby-soft skin category in no time!

Molton Brown Pampering Rosa Absolute Kitty and B

How to maximise your fragrance

We were also taught how to layer fragrance to get the maximum effect. Ah-haaah, so those sets that have shower gel, cream and scent are for that very reason, not just to tempt us to part with more cash. Granted, layering it on isn’t exactly rocket science, it makes sense (scents)!  But, it’s not just about the scent, the most important rule is that your skin needs to be well hydrated first and that way it doesn’t simply drink in all the fragrance. Then, when you follow with a spritz of an eau de toilette and or eau de parfum, your fragrance will hold for longer.

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

I’ve got the key

The next part was so much fun: Continuing with the Rosa Absolute theme, I was offered the chance to unlock a prize from the chest of secrets and we all gathered round as I selected a key to try to open the chest.  If your key unlocks the chest, you then choose an envelope and every envelope contains a prize – the top prize being a holiday to Lombardia, Italy!

After much excitement,  giggling and decision making (and with a little encouragement), I chose the right key and won a full sized bottle of Rosa Absolute Bath and Shower Gel worth £20! As someone who never wins anything, this was just the icing on the cake of a brilliant experience. I’ll be using it when I treat myself to a long bath (yes, these things are considered to be an absolute treat these days!).

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

Book your complimentary hand massage

The good news is you can book yourself in for a complimentary massage anytime here: Massage booking. I think it’s a great idea for a free treat. With the glass of fizz and all the gorgeous smells on offer to try and to be tantalised by, I’m sure you’ll find something you like, even with no obligation to buy. Sasha got the Pink Pepperpod Replenishing Hand cream which was £10 that she was very pleased with.  So, if you’re looking for Christmas gift inspiration or want to try before you buy, it’s ideal.

Rosa Absolute Free Molton Brown Pampering| Kitty and B

A little extra temptation

Because our total order came to £40, we also got a free travel size set: Special Offers. So, all that, along with my prize means I am fully kitted out for a long time to come. It is also going to make me focus more on taking care of my prehistoric hands. But, best of all, I felt like I’d had a real treat.

Thanks first to La Redoute for having Molton Brown at the #LRSummerParty and obviously Molton Brown for being great!

Have you treated yourself to a free hand  and arm massage at Molton Brown? What are your favourite Molton Brown scents? 

 

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24 Comments

  1. October 28, 2016 / 2:45 pm
    Oh my goodness, now that's what you call the ultimate pamper time! Looks like you enjoyed it too. Who wouldn't? I definitely would enjoy that too :) Dean of Little Steps recently posted...All About HalloweenMy Profile
    • October 28, 2016 / 10:29 pm
      They made it so much fun, they really did, so I just had to share it! 😘
  2. October 29, 2016 / 7:45 am
    Congratulations on your little win. I would have been sold on the baby free night and prosecco on the door too. It sounds like a really lovely experience. I'd love to have a mini hand massage. I am an 'older' person too now and my body is really starting to show it (I have stopped being asked for I.D. which was the first major sign!). I need to start investing in products to take care of my skin more. I'm definitely going to look into these. Anything that's made with the same things that make wine is sold to me. x
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:48 pm
      I know, right! It's not often I'm baby free and let loose with prosecco to boot! :o) Don't tell me about the ID thing. I was still being asked until precisely the moment I became a mum! I need to get myself into the routine with the hand creams as it's just not something I'm used to using and I keep forgetting! My hands are really going to thank me - the poor, dried out things! x
  3. October 29, 2016 / 10:22 am
    Ohh I can almost smell that gorgeous bouquet! Great blog Hun, looks like a special treatment.Jacqui www.mummabstylish.com
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:49 pm
      It was a great little treat! I love all the attention to detail, too. Complete sucker for all the pretty smells (and the wine!). Haha x
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:50 pm
      I never win anything, so it was such a nice little extra! x
  4. October 29, 2016 / 12:46 pm
    I have never tried this before. It looks amazing, I really need to be pampered :):)
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:52 pm
      I'd recommend it. For free you can't really complain either, right! Tee hee. Lovely idea for a bit of a quick pamper and to learn about the products. :o) x
  5. October 29, 2016 / 2:39 pm
    That looks like the perfect treat, with bubbly as well! How lovely. Love Molton Brown for gift, they do the most lovely scents #mumsthatslay
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:53 pm
      Oh, they really do! The choice is amazing, so it was so nice to sit down and properly try out a few products. Loved it! #mumsthatslay
  6. October 29, 2016 / 4:54 pm
    Oh I would love this! That scent sounds divine. I think setting aside the time to be pampered is a must especially once you become a parent!
    • November 10, 2016 / 9:55 pm
      Absolutely! It makes such a difference and it's just nice to have that time out. I really want to do more - especially when it involves free fizz! Haha :o) x
  7. October 31, 2016 / 12:57 am
    This sounds like a wonderful little treat for sure and the fact it's complimentary is even more appealing! I love anything like that and massages are are perfect way to be pampered for sure. The fizz would also be a welcomed treat! Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk
    • November 10, 2016 / 10:01 pm
      Get yourself booked in. Pronto! Haha. I'd love to go again when I've finished up these products. Although, I think it might take me a while! The staff were so lovely, too. I really hope it's the same at every store! x
  8. October 31, 2016 / 10:25 am
    How lovely that you met your friend after 10 years plus the staycation treat looks and sounds really awesome. I need me something like this
    • November 10, 2016 / 10:03 pm
      It really was. It's great to keep in touch online, but nothing beats meeting up in real life. It's always like there was never a break! :o) Thanks for stopping by x
  9. October 31, 2016 / 11:31 am
    Oh I love it, a post full of decadence! I love Molton Brown products. How lovely that you got to spend time with your blogging buddy too! Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT
    • November 10, 2016 / 10:06 pm
      Decadent is not a word I would usually use to describe my life, so it was lovely for that bit of time! Haha. And, it's always such a treat to meet up with friends in the flesh and not just online :o) #EatSleepBlogRT
  10. October 31, 2016 / 8:07 pm
    Ooh congratulations on your win! I love Molten Brown, we always look forward to hotels that give free Molten Brown toiletries in the rooms!! They are all divine! #eatsleepblogRT
    • November 10, 2016 / 10:09 pm
      Me too! Was so nice to win too, I really didn't expect to, so it was really the icing on the cake! Something to look forward to using at home as a treat! Haha x #EatSleepBlogRT
  11. November 3, 2016 / 8:58 pm
    Ooh I love the decadence of Molton Brown scents. They look so posh on the guest bathroom shelf too! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub
    • November 10, 2016 / 10:10 pm
      Don't they just! I almost don't want to use my shower gel and just keep it looking and smelling pretty on the shelf! Haha. Thanks for sharing :o) #CoolMumClub x

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