GLOW & DRY
For those seeking a little luxury, look no further than Glow & Dry. Set up to grant you access to world-renowned celebrity make-up artists and industry-style teams, their on-demand service delivers seriously slick looks and then some. Expect to see some impressive liner flicks and covetable make-up looks you’ll be desperate to recreate yourself. Ideal before a special event and well worth the £££.
To find out more and access all services, visit GlowanDry.com
Whether you’re a busy professional struggling to fit a GP appointment around office hours (the average waiting time is now 13 days) or a mum who finds it tricky to leave home with a poorly toddler, it’s worth remembering Push Doctor. A paid-for service that connects people to a network of more than 7,000 GPs, this new-gen surgery enables patients to book appointments (often within minutes) that take place via video link; GPs can also issue prescriptions, referrals and doctors notes.
Your first 10-minute appointment is just £5, thereafter appointments are £20 with additional costs for prescriptions; visit PushDoctor.co.uk
THE SPARKLE FAIRY
One of London’s best kept secrets, Jo Kennedy – aka the Sparkle Fairy – is the very first of her kind. With 14 years of experience, her mobile dentistry service is available from dawn to dusk and takes the hassle out of dental hygiene, especially when it comes to little ones. Services include routine hygienist check-ups as well as teeth whitening.
Prices from £70, or from £50 for children under 16; visit TheSparkleFairy.co.uk
With treatments starting at just £10, RUUBY offers a huge range of services, from Botox to tanning to lashes and waxing, so all your personal needs are covered. The beauty therapists are chosen on expert personal recommendation, too, so you can guarantee you’re getting the best service possible. Services can be booked at home, in the office or at a hotel. Large events, weddings and hen do parties are catered to as well.
To book your treatment and choose your therapist by visiting Ruuby.com
THRIVA BLOOD TESTS
Whether you’re concerned with your cholesterol or worried about vitamin D levels, Thriva is one to keep on your radar. While at-home blood tests may seem scary, this simple finger-prick kit is painless and results are fully reviewed by a GP in just a few days. As well as one-off tests, there’s also the option to subscribe for multiple kits, making it easy to track your changes over time and prevent problems before they occur. Basic kits test levels of cholesterol and liver function, while more advanced options can detect B12, folate, vitamin D and iron deficiencies as well diabetes.
Prices start from £24, visit Thriva.co.uk for more information
Award-winning Secret Spa work with some of the top beauty professionals in the industry to bring you everything from spray tans and makeovers right through to IV drips. The best bit? They offer out-of-hours appointments (from 7am – 10pm) so you never have to compromise, and they can be at your service in as little as five minutes.
Available in London, zones 1-6. For a full list of treatments, visit SecretSpa.co.uk
THE GLAM APP
Providing make-up and hair services in 23 cities, The Glam app offers an extensive menu that’s recently been relaunched. From bridal make-up to effortless blow-dries, the aim is to make it collaborative so customers always get a bespoke look. Fun fact: it was also co-founded by hairstylist and make-up artist Joey Maalouf, who’s worked with big A-listers, including Goldie Hawn, and Kendall Jenner to name a few.
Available in London and the US, visit TheGlamApp.com
With recent studies suggesting working out with someone else is better for your mental health than going it alone, there’s never been a better time to enlist the help of a PT. Whether you find the gym intimidating or are stuck in a fitness rut, download the TruBe app, specify what kind of training you want to do – from yoga to boxing and HIIT – and a qualified PT will be at your door before you’ve even done up your trainers. Whether you’d like a workout in your garden, living room or local park is up to you. There’s also the option to split the session with a friend.
Prices for a single session cost £50 but are cheaper if you buy packages in bulk; visit TruBeApp.com
Whether you’re feeling frazzled or are suffering from weary muscles, Urban Massage’s therapists will be at your home, hotel room or office within an hour to soothe aches and alleviate pain. They bring their own table and set up fast to give you a deep, satisfying massage you won’t forget in a hurry. We recommend the signature Urban Classic, especially if you’re stressed or carrying tension.
Available in London, Manchester and Birmingham, to book in visit Urban.co/en-gb
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