Posts Tagged ‘Spa’

Are you stressed out? 10 Secret Stressors Revealed

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Feeling frazzled?  Did you ever think that Facebook or Celebrity Gossip would be adding to your stress?

We all visit the spa because, lets face it, life is stressful!  However, sometimes we are stressed and we just don’t know quite why.  If you can’t put your finger on the cause, consider these 10 secret stressors uncovered by @womansday.

Maybe it’s celebrity gossip?  “Experts have always warned that celebrity ogling may come at a cost to your happiness and stress levels. “Comparing yourself to celebrities and movie stars is difficult at best,” says Dr. Durré. “They have personal trainers, beauticians, housekeepers, maids, butlers, gardeners, chauffeurs, nannies and cooks.” Instead of fixating on such lifestyles, “accept yourself for who and what you are,” she adds.”

Want to know more?  To read the full article….click here

Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Pedicure season is here! We are past daylight savings and the weather is turning.  If you have looked in your closet and thought about throwing on a pair of flip flops, it might be time for a pedi! Here are some tips for Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts.

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/hands-feet/easy-home-pedicure-shortcuts-10000001730977/index.html

Kid Spas On The Rise

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Kid Spa Pedicure and ManicureYou enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure so why wouldn’t your kids?  Kids spas are on the rise according to an article in the Lake County News-Sun.  Apparently, kid spa “pedicures and manicures utilize ME! Bath’s ice cream-flavored polishes, so kids can have nails that smell like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or papaya nectar. Hairstyle themes run the gamut from “rockstar” to “princess” to “mermaid luau,” and hair extensions or a tiara are included.”

The only thing to top of your kid spa day would be a fabulous pair of flexflops in your favorite terry cloth color!

Read the full article here.

Fish Pedicure – A new craze?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Did you ever think you would hear of a pedicure involving fish?  Well, apparently in the UK a new chain of pedicure stores has opened which involve just that, pedicures and fish.   According to an article written by The Crawley Observer,  “Fish spa pedicures involve people allowing Garra rufa fish to eat dead skin from their feet. But concerns have been raised that infections could be spread through open wounds.”

Other sources have noted spas in Northern Virginia and other states introducing fish pedicures on their menu for as little as $35.

A new craze or just plain crazy?  Read the full article here and you be the judge.

Kim Kardshian At The Spa

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the spa.  The photo reveals Kim getting a mani pedi in preparation for her upcoming song debut “Turn it Up.”  The celeb clearly uses spa days as a relaxation tool before her big day!  ContactMusic.com reports that the celeb will donate profits from her single to charity.

Photo credit: www.contactmusic.com

Read the full article here.

Celeb Mani Pedis

Host A Back-to-School Spa Party for Girls

Friday, December 31st, 2010

For most kids around the country Winter break is almost over. Your child is probably dreading going back to school because she’s been waking up at noon, going to the movies with her friends, and has been homework-free for two weeks.

Ease some of her back-to-school stress by treating her and her friends to an at-home spa day!

An at-home spa day, or a spa themed party, sounds difficult to host but it’s not. Here’s a list of items you’ll need, and a brief how-to, for pulling off an amazing spa party.

What You’ll Need

Facial Cream, Foot Cream, Mani/Pedi Kits, Nail Polish (Multiple Colors), Scented Lotions

Atmosphere is Key

You want your girl and her friends to feel like they’re at a spa the moment they walk through your front door. Lighting scented candles (fresh linen or flower scents) is a great way to get them in the mood for some pampering.

Decorate the area you’ve designated for the party with flowers and hang neutral, solid-colored sheets around the room. Set up stations specifically for manicures, pedicures, facials, and skin care.

If you or someone you know is a great make-up artist, set up a station to teach your guests how to properly apply make-up.

To keep the party moving along, let each girl spend a minimum of 15 minutes at each station to ensure they get a proper spa treatment.

Drinks and Delectable Treats

Champagne and wine is definitely out of the question if you’re hosting a party for kids and teens. But give your guests the next best thing – sparkling cider. Serve it to them in plastic champagne glasses to give the party a more grown up feel.

In regards to food, finger-foods will work best. Tiny sandwiches, crackers and cheese on a stick, diced fruits, are light snacks that will keep their bellies from grumbling at the party.

Chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels are also fantastic treats to keep your guests satisfied.

No One Leaves Empty Handed

Before your guests leave, make sure you send them out with a goody bag. Include a bottle of nail polish, mini hand lotion, hair ties and clips, and a pair of Pedi-Please FlexFlops.

You can also give this goody bag to your guests before the party starts so they can use the items throughout the day.

Turn an ordinary home mani/pedi into an extraordinary experience

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mani/Pedi time. We love it. You love it.

There’s nothing like going to a spa or a salon to get your nails done. But what about those days when you’re just too tired to make the trip? Or maybe you’ve got bills to pay and a professional mani/pedi isn’t in your budget?

There’s a solution for that – do it at home!

A home mani/pedi doesn’t sound exciting, but it can be if you make it. Turn this ordinary experience into an extraordinary experience by following these simple steps:

1. Close the Door

Turn your bedroom into your personal sanctuary by keeping distractions out of sight, and out of mind. That means telling your kids and significant other that you need a little “me time,” and that they can only enter if there’s an emergency.

That may sound a little rude, or maybe even extreme, but you deserve to be in a place that’s all your own.

2. Set the Mood with Music

Who’s your favorite singer? What’s your favorite album to listen to? Break out your mp3 player and let the music put you in a state of bliss.

Below are some artists and albums we recommend to help you relax:

Sade – Soldier of Love










Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams









3. Be Comfortable

Just because you can’t go to a spa, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you’re at one.

Throw on a robe to complete the experience. You’ll be amazed at how fun an ordinary home mani/pedi can become if you do the little things to mimic a day at the spa – and dressing like you’re at one is a great way to start.

4. Soak Your Feet in Milk and Water

We know soaking your feet in milk and water sounds a little weird. But according to a tip we picked up at Teen Vouge, it will really help you get the most out of your pedicure.

Why? Because milk naturally nourishes the skin. Using water alone will quickly dry your feet out.

5. Look Extra Fab When You’re Done

When you’re done, stay smudge-free with a pair of pink Pedi Please FlexFlops. Not only are these comfy, but they look good too.

So when you’re ready to go back to the outside world, you’ll be stepping out in style and won’t have to worry about messing up your cute toes.