Inner Beauty - Clean Beauty- Natural Beauty - Mindful Beauty

After successfully running The Shepherd's Purse dress shop for ten years and with extensive training in a range of holistic therapies, eldest McHugh Budd sibling, Michelle launched her own brand - Flourish - to compliment our family run accommodation.

Flourish combines organic facials, makeup and floral artistry within our purpose built treatment rooms situated in the secret garden at The Old Workshops, right on our guest house doorstep. 

Flourish Wellbeing encapsulates Michelle's beauty and makeup services. Specialising in natural beauty, Michelle has a holistic approach to beautiful skin. A qualified aromatherapist, reflexologist, holistic therapist, detox specialist, facialist and makeup artist, Michelle currently offers a selection of bespoke facials and bridal makeup.

In her Rustic Workshop Michelle also has a beautiful selection of LA-EVA products for you to purchase. All LA-EVA products have a minimum of 70% organic content, are cruelty-free, ocean friendly and come in glass apothecary bottles which we will soon be able to offer refill services for. The LA-EVA skincare range is certified organic by the Soil Association and vegan friendly. 


OUR Organic Facials

Flourish Organic Facials use only a select few hand picked organic and cruelty free brands, including Neil's Yard, Tropic, LA-EVA and local Whitby brand Totally Natural Skincare. Using her vast skincare knowledge, Michelle combines these exquisite products with soothing jade roller and cooling rose quartz Gua Sha tools to promote skin rejuvenation, relaxation and inner calm. Expect a thoughtfully designed experience with atmospheric incense, crystals and essential oils to realign body and mind.

Striving to be as ecofriendly as possible, Flourish treatments use only organic cotton pads, bamboo face cloths, wooden q-tips and glass bottled products.

All clients receive a fresh herbal face steam, detox tea and complimentary hand and arm massage with lavender eye pillow. Treatments take place on a heated massage bed.


Makeup Studio

Voted North Yorkshire Makeup Artist of the Year 2018 and alumni of esteemed makeup artist Sara Hill's Academy of Makeup, Michelle draws inspiration from nature and the beauty of the breathtaking Yorkshire landscape in her work. 

Her philosophy is simple - to enhance your natural beauty by designing a look which fits you from the inside out. A flawless base of expert skincare provides the foundation for her timeless looks, which are lovingly created from a 100% cruelty free kit of dewy bases and romantic pastel shades.

The Flourish experience is a bespoke one.  Michelle works collaboratively with her clients to create a personal vision.  Radiating confidence on your wedding day is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best. Working with brides to achieve the best version of themselves for their wedding day includes a comprehensive consultation and a dedication to each individual’s taste and style


Take some time out in one of our relaxing rooms for the night and choose from a selection of five organic facials, which all include a complimentary hand and arm massage, to enhance your guesthouse experience. Wedding, and other celebratory parties are also welcome to stay at The Shepherd’s Purse - with beauty, makeup, flower crown and fresh flower packages combined into the overall price on request. We offer packages for all our Flourish workshops and treatments for our guests, so please enquire via the contact page for your bespoke requirements.