If you are short of time, and if you are lucky enough to live in Dublin, you could try out Revive Express, located on Dawson Street. It is an off shoot of the famous Revive salon spa in Milltown. It aims to provide New York style beauty to go, with no appointment needed(although I’d recommend it!)
They do pedicures, manicures, Eve Lom express facials and Bare Minerals makeup and have a range of product lines. i recently went for a file and polish on my toes , and picked a crazy ppink colour from their Essie polishes. It was a luminous pink, but looked cool on! The file and polish took about 20 minutes, but lasted three weeks without chipping, which really surprised me given it cost only 20 euro and took such a short time.
I rang up that morning to get an appointment and they seemed quite busy when I dropped in. Space is at a premium in there, and you need to keep ringing as the therapists are often with a client and cannot come to the telephone, but for 20 euro and such longevity I was pleased. I know Siún has tried the Dermalogica facials there aswell. If you like privacy or a lot of luxurious space while being pampered, perhaps Revive Express wouldn’t be for you, but for quick efficient beauty it is a novel idea.I think there should be more of these salons in towns!
Have any of you ladies tried this place? Do you like quick beauty to go, or is it all a bit too rushed and impersonal for you?