And so it begins.
I love how the above line can be used in both ominous and hopeful situations, for example I’m using it referring to the celebratory festive season that is on our doorstep. I’m pretty sure a character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy uses it as he witnesses the beginning of an epic battle for Middle Earth: same words, different meaning. I’m not a word chef but is that known as a double entendre? 🤔
*This note turned out pretty lengthy so for those looking for something specific here’s the contents:
Moving on, I had a Birthday in October. I turned 38, and have absolutely no problem owning that age. I figure I’ve earnt every one of those years so I may as well wear them with pride. The one thing I’ve grown to do every birthday as I age is to set myself little personal asks for the year ahead. This year I’m aiming to become comfortable ‘being seen’. I have a little bit of a reputation as being camera shy (there is only one photo of me and my beloved and we’ve been together nearly 4 years!), but as the Space is evolving (details soon) I’m going to need to get comfortable with some eyes on me, therefore my goal this year is to get comfortable in front of a camera. I’m also hoping to become more conscious of my use of the words Should, Ought and Must. This is an evolving concept for me so I’ll let you know how it goes.
Now, to the month ahead! #onwards
November is a notoriously busy month at the Space. Not only treatment wise but also in the fact that it is the month that we collect for the Share the Dignity #itsinthebag campaign. If you’re new around these parts, welcome! But also, you can read more of me waxing lyrical about Share the Dignity and supporting their worthy campaigns at the bottom of this note. For those who have played along before, just a reminder that we are collecting any NEW & UNUSED items from the list provided to place into handbags to be delivered to homeless shelters and women over the Christmas period. You can participate in many different ways, also listed at the very end of this note for convenience.
We will be collecting up until 30th November and already have a heap of stuff thanks to those of you who have already donated.
As part of the Space moving forward I decided our signature Elemental Packages needed a bit of a refresh. It was something I was intending to do earlier this year but well, life (and also: time) but have a strong belief that everything always happens at the right time, no matter what.
So now that they are refreshed and ready to step into, for the month of November (for the last time ever at this price point) you can enjoy either a Fire, Air, Water or Earth Elemental Package (all 2hrs) for $100. I know I don’t need to clearly state how great a gift these make, but I’m going to as I am just here to make things easy #yourewelcome.
You can check out their refresh HERE.
Some other small changes to treatments at the Space are a couple of treatments will no longer be available as single treatments. This is in hope of streamlining bookings. Please note that if you have a gift voucher/ package sequence with these treatments they are of course still valid, no problem at all. For now the following treatments getting the cull are:
Skin Juice’s new professional Facial products are on their way to the Space as you read so look out for all the info on them and the new facials offered hopefully mid month. There’s some really exciting new things to play with 👏🏼
Please note that if you are wanting to enjoy a treatment at the Space before Christmas I would advise to book either now, or in the next few weeks, as this is the time many clients book 2-3 appointments ahead to fit in with festive season plans and availability may become limited.
Also on that note, I am currently experiencing fully booked weeks 1-2 weeks ahead. While it is always possible that things change and availabilities do become available last minute, to avoid disappointment (for us both) please let’s arrange your favoured treatment as early as possible. Please also note that I always run a cancellation/ wait list and am more than happy to place you on that if your preferred time is currently unavailable.
I look forward to treating you soon
✨ Kate 💜
For the past 3 years the Space has collected for and put together handbags fit the Share The Dignity Christmas #itsinthebag campaign. This campaign aims to collect secondhand handbags (still in good working order) and fill them with a heap of personal goodies before distributing them to women's shelters at Christmas. You see, they realised there was a heap of initiatives for children doing it tough at Christmas (rightly so) but nothing for the Mums or women in the shelters and saw an opportunity to gift these women with their own handbag, filled with personal items to not only provide them some dignity moving forward, but also to let them know they're not forgotten, that they're valued members of a society that does care. As you can tell, I'm just in awe of what this charity provides and the great ideas it actions.
For the month of November, the Space is collecting for this drive again so if you're wanting to contribute to this awesome cause, you can either:
✨ Put together you're own filled handbag and drop it to The Space before 1st December.
PLEASE NOTE: All Bunnings stores will be collecting fully prepared handbags from Friday 22nd November until Saturday 7th December.
You can check out the pic for what to include in your handbag or check this link;https://www.sharethedignity.com.au/christmas-charity/
There are 3 bags you can complete: Standard Women’s, Teens & New Mums/Nappy Bag (see pics).
✨ Donate any old handbags, still in good working order to The Space before the end of November for us to fill on your behalf;
✨ Donate any new, unopened, unused personal items, as listed on the pic or here:https://www.sharethedignity.com.au/christmas-charity/
to The Space before the end of November for us to place into handbags on your behalf;
✨ You can also donate via the website https://www.sharethedignity.com.au/donate-now/
For those wanting to experience the Skin Juice Daily Diet but don’t have time for a full facial, the Space offers the Skin Juice Taster Facial: A 20min facial where you get to experience the full 4 step Skin Juice Daily Diet and have a thorough skin consultation.
It’s only $30 and this can then be redeemed on any product purchase over $100.
It’s no secret dryer skin is a feature of the cooler months. Anyone here not affected? Nope? Didn’t think so. As the humidity drops and the temps cool we’re all drawn to warmer showers and hot baths and we tend to drink less water. In conjunction with the dryer environment our skin really suffers the effects of these changes. It can become any combination of tight, scaly, itchy, flaky and red. It can start to break out or become unevenly textured/ bumpy due to lack of exfoliation and it’s basically just downright annoying.
My tips to love your skin this winter…
The above quote rings true for those of us lucky enough to do what we love to do as a job. I love my 'work'. I prefer to not call it 'work' as I'm conditioned to believe work is supposed to be hard and stressful and take up way too much of your time. But honestly, It still blows me away every time I realise I get to do this as my job. Yes it sounds cheesy and cliché but in this industry if you don't love what you do you don't get to do it for long. Contrary to popular belief it's not easy, both physically and emotionally and if your heart isn't in it, you either burn out or lose interest to find a better paying gig (which could pretty much be anything else).
So why am I wooing you with how much I love my job? Well I've been coming across this concept lately of Pay What You Like. And I'm intrigued.
If you've been around these parts before you'll know I'm a strong advocate of self care and its importance in a healthy, joyful life. I adore having the ability to make my services available at the Space to ensure self care is as simple and accessible as it can be. I feel like the 'Pay What You Like' approach is just another way for me to do this. Plus, it's kinda fun!
It is an interesting concept to pay what you like for a service with a usual set price. Here's how I'm going to trial it for the Space:
For one specific day in June I'll be offering ALL services as 'Pay What You Like'; however there will be a minimum of $10 per booking/client (not per service) as I still have to pay the peeps upstairs 😉
Any gift vouchers purchased on this day, for services only, also qualify for the Pay What You Like promotion.
So for example, on the selected day, you can choose to just pay the $10 minimum, you can choose to pay the full price or you can choose any amount between the two. After the minimum $10 it's completely up to you! 👏🏼
If this interests you and you're keen to know more you'll need to be subscribed to our monthly newsletter to receive the date/day the promotion will be happening. The newsletter will be sent out at the start of June and you can find the sign up on the home page here.
I'm really interested to see if this can work for the Space because I'm sure we can have some fun with it in the future!
If you have any other ideas to add to this or things you think could work to help get the self care idea out there feel free to flick us an email via our contact page.
With February being the month of love it's the perfect time to let the one you love know how appreciated they are. This also goes for yourself, as the saying goes "You can't pour from an empty cup". So while you're thinking of ways to spoil your significant other why not add yourself into the mix and treat you to some self care spoils of your own.
If you don't follow us on Facebook you wouldn't be aware that this month I'm talking all things self-care over there. It's my idea of what a month of love should be about!
I love the saying "You can't pour from an empty cup" as it is so true that taking care of yourself first allows you to better take care of others. I'll be dropping little tips and tricks to help you incorporate more self-care easily into your everyday, as well as my favourite quotes and links to some pretty awesome reads.
The most common excuses I hear for someone not taking care of themselves are
"I don't have time for those luxuries" or
"It's just not something I think about"
Fact is, self care can be as simple as taking 2 mins to count your breath. It can be the 90secs it takes to be present while you devour a square of your fave chocolate while hiding from the kids, the 20mins you take every morning to enjoy your coffee or the yoga class you never miss.
Self care is prioritising your wellbeing, whatever that means for you.
Don't deny yourself the little pleasures in life as they are what make it whole
Want to create joy in your February?
🍍 Put a line through that niggling thing that's been on your to-do list for months by either doing it, organising someone else to or realising it's not that important anyway so forget it!
🍍 Take 5mins everyday to go outside, stand barefoot in the grass or sand or dirt and feel your environment. Breathe the fresh air, enjoy the breeze, listen to the birds (or the neighbours kids) and let your mind stop for that time.
🍍 Make yourself dessert
🍍 Listen to your favourite music from way back when. You know that music that reminds you of that time...
🍍 Treat yourself to that thing you've been promising to get/ do/ enjoy... New handbag? Meal at that new place? Yoga class? New dress? Girls night out? Enjoy it
Our Valentine's specials are available for booking or on a gift voucher for the entire month of February...
💞 Any 60 min treatment ...$50... Choose from Relaxation Massage, Facial or Pedicure
💞 Choose any 2 treatments from the following list...$80... (They can choose with voucher)
45min Relaxation Massage
💞 Enjoy 2 hours of Pampering... $100 ... Choose ANY combo of treatments that equal 2 hours...
Could include... = Massage = Facial = Waxing = Tinting = Pedicure
(List will be provided with voucher)
It doesn't matter whether you've been loved up for a while, you're basking in a joyous new found love, rediscovering your freedom one hesitant step at a time or happily and comfortably single... There is always room for more love in the form of self-care. I hope you take the opportunity this month to discover some fun new ways to care for you.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
WELCOME TO THE SILLY SEASON!
From Wednesday 9th December Delikate Space is jumping on the Christmas bandwagon (sleigh) and will be running 12 days of special offers. These offers are available for booking or for purchase on a gift voucher on the particular day of the offer ONLY!
EDIT: ANY OF THESE SPECIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING OR ON A VOUCHER FOR THE WEEK OF THE 4TH TO THE 9TH JANUARY! YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PICK WHICH ONE TO UTILISE BUT ONLY ONE PER BOOKING OF COURSE 😉
DAY 1: Wed 9th Dec: Enjoy a 45min Facial for only $40
DAY 2: Thurs 10th Dec: Enjoy a 60min Pedicure for only $30
DAY 3: Fri 11th Dec: Enjoy 3 or more waxing services and receive 20% off*
DAY 4: Sat 12th Dec: Receive the option of a HALF PRICE Massage with ANY treatment
DAY 5: Mon 14th Dec: Combine any 2 treatments and receive 30% off*
DAY 6: Tues 15th Dec: Receive a complimentary Eyebrow Tint & Shape with ANY service
DAY 7: Wed 16th Dec: Enjoy a 30min Massage for only $30
DAY 8: Thurs 17th Dec: Combine any 3 treatments for 30% off*
DAY 9: Fri 18th Dec: Enjoy a Bacial for only $30... That's HALF PRICE!
DAY 10: Sat 19th Dec: Receive the option of a HALF PRICE Pedicure with ANY treatment
DAY 11: Mon 21st Dec: Receive a complimentary Eyelash Tint with ANY service
DAY 12: Tues 22nd Dec: Combine any Massage & Facial and receive 30% off*
*Please note that the 12 days of Christmas offers are not valid for use with any other specials or packages unless stated otherwise.
To take advantage of any of these offers just get in touch with us here at the Space by either
Phone or Text: 0408 371 382
Via our Facebook Page
Book online by clicking on any of the “Book Now” tabs throughout the website.
May your season be festive and jolly!
IT'S PARTY SEASON SPECIALS TIME!
Bring on the Christmas do's, shindigs, soirees and end of year everything!
This is prime Prep and Primping time and to help you out here's 2 options to get you through December Spick 'n Chic...
Option 1: PREP...
Choose from the following...
🌟 Eyelash Tint
🌟 Eyebrow Tint & Wax
🌟 1/2 Leg Wax
🌟 Underarm Wax
🌟 Bikini Wax
🌟 Foot File & Paint
Any 2... $35
Any 3... $50
Option 2: PRIMP...
Choose from the following...
🎀 Mini Pedicure
🎀 Full Leg Wax
🎀 30min Relaxation Massage
🎀 30min Facial
🎀 1/2 set Eyelash Extensions
🎀 Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint & Eyebrow Shape
Any 2... $65
Any 3... $95
Offers valid for booking or gift voucher purchase until 31st December 2015. Treatments must be booked together, they cannot be separated (much like me and avocado... 😏)
Yep, here comes Santa...
Finding a unique Christmas gift can be difficult in a time where everyone has all the newest gadgets, whosywhatsits and thingymajigs.
Delikate Space gift vouchers are a thoughtful, simple way to tick off your gift list and spoil those you love (or want to 😏)- especially the ones who have everything!
It's like giving the recipient time for themselves... for nourishment, nurturing and rejuvenation.
You can purchase them for a package, any individual treatment or any value amount. They are valid for 6 months from date of purchase and can be used on any trading day of the week.
You can also purchase them over the phone or by message/ email and have them posted out or come past to pick them up on your way home from work... It's Christmas shopping made easy!
Check out the treatment and package options via the tabs at the top of the page, and feel free to come up with your own combined package, I'll even sort out a special price for any 3 or more single treatments purchased as a package.
May the season be festive,
“As within, so without”…
I can vouch for the truth in this saying. Over the many years I’ve been doing this job it is the one thing that I see time and time again. What I mean by this is that if something is out of whack on the inside, it will show itself on the outside. Think acne, eczema, itchy or blotchy skin, joint aches and pains etc.
The main reason I love my ‘job’ so much is that I get the opportunity to make a difference to both the inner and outer, even if it is just for the duration of a treatment. With this in mind I have developed the Space’s new Elemental Packages.
Each Package is developed with a different intention in mind, to address the main areas of worry, allowing you to choose which one will suit based on a desired feeling...
Energised, Clear, Balanced, Grounded or Renewed.
I have formed them around the premise of the 5 classical elements as I tend to follow the universal rule of elements in my treatments as it is. The classical elements are based on the 4 physical elements of which the entire world is composed: Fire, Air, Water, Earth and the fifth element most widely referred to as Spirit.
The human body also contains all elements. Disruption of the delicate harmony of elements in the body gives rise to dis-ease, especially by abusing the energy of elements or by blocking it. For example someone who is suffering from a fire imbalance may find they can be especially irritable with ‘angry’ skin to follow, an air imbalance can cause indecisiveness and dry, itchy skin, uncharacteristic sensitivity can be a sign of a water imbalance and timidity, laziness and unattributed aching joints one of imbalanced earth.
The 5 elemental packages include a combination of individual treatments worked together to create one succinct, flowing treatment allowing you to recalibrate and realign.
Let me introduce you…
Get the stagnant juices flowing with an invigorating back treatment including scrub, steam and mask, combined with a back of body massage and followed by an illuminating facial. Perfect to reignite and uplift
1hr 45mins $110
Starting with a soak and a scrub for the feet, moving on to a restorative back and foot massage and completed with a signature, customised facial.
Allowing the time poor or the unsure to experience clarity & bliss.
1hr 45mins $110
A full body aromatherapy massage flows into a soothing facial treatment to rebalance and restore equilibrium to those feeling overwhelmed or just wanting to escape.
By addressing the main areas of tension in the body this treatment is ideal to recalibrate and ground. Combines a pedicure, regenerative back massage & revitalising facial.
The full top-to-toe experience combining all your favourites into one succinct treatment. It begins with a rejuvenating foot treatment before your back is exfoliated and the kinks massaged out of your body. A radiance facial helps to restore your skins inner glow and it’s concluded with the application of varnish to the toes.
A common question I'm asked this time of year is how to refresh tired, puffy eyes brought on by the new season.
Along with the age old sliced cucumber trick (it works) there's plenty more natural, home handy remedies to help.
The astringent in slices of cool, raw potato helps to remove excess water from under eyes
The caffeine and tannins in cooled green or black tea bags helps to constrict blood vessels and stimulate circulation.
Chilled spoons or a simple splash of cold water will help to restrict blood flow and decrease redness and swelling. I keep an eye wheat pillow in the freezer for those days I wake up puffy
Cooled Chamomile tea contains anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties which help to revive and soothe tired, irritated eyes (I use this on cotton pads through my facials )
The antioxidants and flavonoids in cucumber work to reduce redness, swelling and irritation
Apply any of the above for at least 5-10mins but preferably 20-30mins to get the full effect
*Please note: Any acute, abnormal and severe swelling or irritation around the eye area should always be checked by your doctor