Finding my bliss | at Made. Beauty Space

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Nestled a handful of steps off Church Street in Hawthorn, is a bliss space everyone should know about. But for now, let’s keep it as our little secret beauties.

Made. Beauty Space, opened their doors less than 2 years ago, is the creation of Richie Angelo and Stacey Burt who first immersed themselves in the industry back in New Zealand at Rotorua’s famous Polynesian Spa.

Tucked away behind a simple brick facade, the considered, chic and stripped back interior combines touches of art, mid-century modern and monochromatic class. The ease of the space leaves you feeling like you are at home with your sisters, rather than the often sterile surroundings common to beauty spas.

And yes, they have taken a little of their native New Zealand with them, carefully handpicking skincare brands Sans Ceuticals and Sodashi – created by one very successful ex-pat Megan Larsen.

I had the pleasure recently of indulging in their Tailor Made Facial, after my thoughtful family in law treated me for my birthday. Yes they know me well, what else would you get a self-confessed natural beauty addict?

The 75min experience is beyond divine. Not often do we take that time out of our day or even week to be totally and utterly pampered by someone else. So what is the secret to the secret to the Tailor Made facial? The secret is in the custom blending of professional products by Sodashi, MV Organics and O Cosmedics – to suit exactly your skin’s needs. Of course if you need it they will include extractions. A light décolletage, arm and hand massage completed my 75 minutes of pure bliss, by which time I was deeply relaxed. After peeling myself off the bed, there is a small herbal tea on hand to bring me back to life.

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And the result?

Not only is the 75 minute experience worth every little ounce of your time, you will be smiling from ear to ear with the results. At first glance in the mirror, I literally didn’t recognise my skin – glowing, porcelain-like, even tone, things you see on young skin. And what was even more amazing was that I continued to experience even skin tone for days after the facial.

I was fortunate enough to have owner Richie for this divine experience and caught a few minutes of her time after to talk all things wellness. It’s not hard to love someone who speaks your language. Cue Girl Crush!

So next birthday, I know exactly what I am asking for again. Made. Beauty Space you have the secret formula and you’ve just won me over – BIG TIME.

Bookings are essential and weekends fill up fast so make sure you plan ahead.

39 Church Street


Ph | (03) 9077 8081

Images care of Made. Beauty Space Facebook page.

Ruby Marsh

Ruby Marsh

Ruby Marsh is a mentor and the creator of The Unstoppable Woman transformation program. She believes that when a woman is confident in her own skin, she is free to create herself on her own terms. Through her 1:1 work with women and workshops she is supports women to clear their minds and open their hearts.

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