Returning to Work with a baby in tow


I have been back to work for 2 months now, I did not realise how tiring this would be. I returned back to work part time in September, I have to say I was and wasn’t ready to return to work like all first time mums I was apprehensive about the change in routine. I am very lucky that I absolutely love my job and I also have the advantage of working from the side of my parents home, so it made it a little easier to go back to work.

After quite a traumatic first couple of months with my baby Phoebe being in and out of hospital the time flew but i also felt that I could deal with going back to work (deal with anything infact) after having such an emotional rollercoaster of a time (all you mums out there will know what I mean #hormones) So after a 2 and a half week salon refurbishment and a weeks holiday before my return to work I was ready to come back fighting.

On my first day back Phoebe was up all night which left a very low energetic me- just what I wanted on my first day, haha this continued for the rest of the week. Why you might ask?? she had picked up on my anxieties about going back to work, note to self try and remain as calm as possible as babies pick up on your vibes good or bad.

As the weeks passed and I got used to taking on tasks with a little one in tow i.e. setting up the salon for the days appointments and answering the phone with a baby in one arm and a diary in the other. This all became easier as we both got in our stride and used to our NEW routine.


Motherhood is the best and hardest thing I have ever done but I wouldn’t change it for the world as I adore my baby girl and it also made me look at myself and my business in a different way. I looked at the business from a different angle and decided that I wanted to make the salon more accessible to mothers and babies so decided to promote a-


This is because I realise how hard it is for NEW Mums, Second time round Mums. all Mums out there to have some TIME OUT. I am know proud to announce that I am advertising as a BABY FREINDLY SALON, this means that you can bring your baby along to your appointment and not feel conscious if they cry, want feeding or need a nappy change. I have baby supplies such as Nappies, Wipes, Changing Mat, Bottle warmer, Steriliser if needed and even a Baby Bouncer which anyone can help themselves too.

I am still welcoming all customers to the salon but felt that i wanted to shout out about being baby friendly as its not something everybody would know about.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and I would love to welcome you all back to the salon.

See you very soon.


Pretty & Pampered


Crystal Clear Product Review

Crystal Clear Oxygen Face Polish

200ml £33.99

After being on the hunt for NEW Facial products for the salon/products for myself I took on Crystal Clear Skincare.

My skin had been quite problematic for a while due to medication so I was desperate and I mean DESPERATE to find something to help clear my skin up.

Personally I have always preferred to wash my skin with water and a foamy cleanser, so I was on the look out for a facial wash rather than a creamy cleanser. Whilst discussing the product range & my skincare concerns with my skin care representative I decided upon Crystal Clear Oxygen Face Polish.

This product contains Oxylastil Jojoba Beads & Soy Protein.

The Oxylastil stimulates cell turnover and repairs and restructures the skin – giving my skin a clearer complexion.

Hydrolysed Soy Protein stimulates skin cell respiration and enhances oxygen consumption – hydrating and plumping up my skin.

Jojoba beads gently and effectively smooth and exfoliate the skin providing intense rejuvenation benefits for ageing skin, lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and acne prone skin, leaving me with a perfectly cleansed, smoothed and oxygenated complexion.

I have been using this product for just over 3 years now and I would not be without it, when I don’t use it I feel and notice the difference in my skin. I still get the occasional breakout but nothing compared to what I used to get.

This product is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, if you are on the looking to #Charge-Up your #Skincare or simply just want to try something NEW then please ask in the salon for a sample of this fabulous product.

Get Glowing Skin with Crystal Clear & Hayley at Pretty and Pampered Beauty Salon x


Crsytal Clear Ionic Sonic Cleanser


We are excited to be selling the Crystal Clear Ionic Cleanse in our salon.

How it works?

The Ionic Sonic cleanse is a system to help cleanse and exfoliate the face and body, containing negative ions and ultra-sonic actions it pulls toxins and pollutants away from the skins surface.

With 3 speed settings, it’s suitable for body exfoliation, cleansing and sensitive skin. The accompanying kit comes with cleansing gel, polish and moisturiser.

Use the face polish to buff dead skin away, fortified with jojoba beads which gently exfoliate, skin feels smooth and refreshed after use.


  • Beautifully clean, smooth and hydrated skin in 2 simple steps
  • Perfect for everyday cleansing – suitable for all skin types
  • Provides a microdermabrasion effect, giving you a beautifully exfoliated complexion
  • Helps increase the effectiveness of moisturising, helping to leave skin beautifully hydrated
  • Improves skin tone
  • Helps to firm the body


  • Silicone Bristles that never need replacing
  • Gentle effective cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating for most skin types

Crystal Clear Soothing Cleansing Gel 200ml

This soap-free foaming cleanser is incredibly gentle on delicate skin, containing chelating agents and moisturising properties that can leave skin feeling refreshed and cleansed.

It also doubles up as a revitalising shaving gel for both men and women.

Crystal Clear Crystal Polish 25ml

Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones, The Crystal Clear Face Polish has been formulated with the active ingredient Oxylastil® with Jojoba beans to gently exfoliate the skin – leaving skin feeling soft, cleansed and refreshed.

Crystal Clear Skin Repair Moisturiser 25ml

Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst firming the skin, this formula contains active ingredients such as vitamin E, anti-ageing agents and Alistin which helps provide anti-oxidative activities.

Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex 25ml

Crystal Clear Brightening Complex is a breakthrough in the treatment of skin blemishes and pigmentation marks, with the power to help skin regain its natural radiance and skin clarity.

Allowing healthy skin to emerge, this product works best when used as a daytime moisturiser as it contains Titanium Dioxide, which offers vital protection from both UVA and UVB rays without causing skin sensitivity.

Suitable for most skin types, it can help to firm and smooth the skin whilst adding resilience and increasing hydration levels.


  • 1 x Crystal Clear Ionic Sonic Cleanse
  • 1 x Crystal Clear Soothing Cleansing Gel 25ml
  • 1 x Crystal Clear Crystal Polish 25ml
  • 1 x Crystal Clear Skin Repair 25ml
  • 1x Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex 25ml