Monday, February 28, 2011

DERMALOGICA - Daily Microfoliant

The difference between microfoliation and exfoliation.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Spa Week's Seven Springs Couple's Fling Giveaway
Enter by February 28th
GRAND PRIZE - One winner and guest will receive a three night stay in a grand suite at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA; one Couple's Bliss Spa Package at the Trillium Spa; one Round of Golf each; one Hot Tub session; one $200 restaurant credit; choice of one Adventure Fun Activity, ie UTV Mountain Tour, Sporting Clays, Bike Park, Alpine Tower, Rock Wall, Paintball, Fly Fishing Tour, Miniature Golf, Alpine Slide or Chairlift. Airfare is not included. Approximate Total Retail Value $4,000.00

*To enter go to

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Get in on Yonka's Win A Year's Worth of Free Products Sweepstakes. Fill in the entry form and indicate your favorite salon treatment for a chance to win a year's worth of Yonka products determined by your skin type. Enter by February 28th

Winner with normal to oily skin will receive: 6 gel nettoyant, 4 lotion, 4 gommage 303, 4 masque 103, 3 creme 93, 1 alpha-contour, 4 pamplemousse png, 4 phyto 58 png, 1 lait corps, 1 phyto-bain, 1 SPF 20, 1 SPF 40, 1 lait apres-soleil, with an approximate total market value of $ 1344.15 USD

Winner with dry skin will receive: 6 lait nettoyant, 4 lotion, 4 gommage 305, 4 masque 105, 3 creme 83, 1 nutri-contour, 4 creme PS, 4 phyto 58 PS, 1 lait corps, 1 phyto-bain, 1 SPF 20, 1 SPF 40, 1 lait apres-soleil, with an approximate total market value of $1335.95 USD

Winner with mature skin will receive: 3 lait nettoyant, 3 nettoyant creme, 4 lotion, 4 gommage 303, 4 masque N°1, 5 elastine jour, 1 advanced optimizer creme, 1 advanced optimizer serum, 1 phyto-contour, 4 elastine nuit, 1 lait corps, 1 phyto-bain, 1 SPF 20, 1 SPF 40, 1 lait apres-soleil, with an approximate total market value of $1636.62 USD

Winner (male) will receive: 6 gel mousse, 7 creme a barbe, 5 lotion, 3 scrub mousse, 3 masque, 3 anti-age, 1 gel yeux, 3 nutri-creme, 1 phyto-gel exfoliant, 1 SPF 20, 1 SPF 40, 1 lait apres-soleil, with an approximate total market value of $1180.14 USD.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Sea Vitamin Boost is a powerful anti-aging spray that contains antioxidant-rich red wine extracts to protect the skin from cellular damage and oxidative stress, pomegranate extract to boost collagen and improve tone, and nourishing sea minerals to help balance oil production and stimulate cell regeneration. Simply spray when needed to help your skin restore moisture for a softer, healthier, younger appearance.

Aqua, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract *, Wine Exract, Rubia Tinctorum (Madder) Root Extract, Montmorillonite (Trace Minerals), Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Glycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japanica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient

Friday, February 18, 2011


Allure Magazine Reader's Choice Awards
Enter by February 28th
GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive a seven-night trip for two to the Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, including airfare to and from the U.S., three complimentary spa treatments per person, meals, and daily fitness classes. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $8,300.
FIRST PRIZE: Approximately $1,480 worth of jewelry from Lia Sophia
SECOND PRIZE: A $500 shopping spree for hair products.
SECOND PRIZE: A $500 shopping spree for hair products.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Jan Marini's new lash enhancement reformulation is making big waves in the eyelash enhancement market as seen on the popular daytime show The Doctors. Typically results will be noted within 4 to 6 weeks after which a maintenance program is highly recommended to prevent eyelashes from reverting back to their original appearance prior to use.

Consumers are reporting a positive experience with Marini Lash without the worry of irritation or side-effects sometimes associated with Latisse. Safety studies by Ophthalmologists, Dermatologists, as well an independent studies by the Marini team have shown the product to be a safe alternative to eyelash enhancement. It has also been tested and given a big thumbs up for contact lens wearers. A container should last for approximately 6 months. Note: Marini Lash can be used effectively for eyebrow enhancement.

Monday, February 14, 2011


"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." ~Henry Van Dyke

"A bell is no bell 'til you ring it, a song is no song 'til you sing it, and love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay - love isn’t love, 'til you give it away." ~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"

Friday, February 11, 2011


Victoria's Secret Love Me Sweepstakes
Enter by February 14th
GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive a trip for two to San Francisco, CA. Trip package includes roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for two to San Francisco, CA; three nights' accommodations at Solage Calistoga Resort (Vega Studio room, double occupancy); a spa sample package for winner and guest including a 30-minute body scrub, 50-minute massage, and a 60-minute signature mudslide treatment, and $500 spending money. Approximate Retail Value $4,445

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The Rabbit is known to be articulate, calm, virtuous, ambitious, talented, expressive, clever, tactful, sensitive, loving, gentle and wise. They are drawn to elegance and beauty and are therefore often found working in the arts.

The Year of the Rabbit should present a more peaceful twelve months allowing time to tend to the wounds from the ferocious challenges of last year (The Year of the Tiger). The Rabbit offers a more conservative year, one of contemplative ease specifically suited to calm our nerves, seek higher moral ground, secure our family ties, sharpen our communication skills, be more conscientious and compassionate, offer more acts of kindness, refine our talents, and surround ourselves with mindful tranquility.

2011 is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, which increases strength, intensity and inner determination along with the personal resilience needed to address some of the conflicts of the past year that may linger. The ruling season is the Spring and the most productive hours will occur between 5:00 - 7:00 a.m. giving early risers a definite edge this year. The Year of the Rabbit sits between the Year of the Tiger (last year) and The Year of the Dragon (next year) . . . so it is important to rest well, enjoy each moment, and embrace harmony.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am in tune with the pulse of the universe.
In my quiet and solitude I hear the melodies of the soul.
I float above commonplace dissent and decay.
I subdue by my ability to conform.
I color my word in delicate pastel hues.
I epitomize harmony and inner peace.

Celebrity Rabbits: Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Benjamin Bratt, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Tina Turner, Kate Winslet.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Rose Petals - Rose oil has been used for thousands of years (think Cleopatra!) because of its benefits for dry, sensitive or aging skin. It has a toning and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface, which makes it useful in diminishing the redness caused by enlarged capillaries. Rose petals are excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins, zinc and trace minerals. Use the ilike organic skin care Rose Petal product line for premature, aging, dehydrated and sensitive skin types.

Rosehips - Also called the rose haw, Rosehips are the berries of wild roses, typically ripening to red or orange in late Autumn. Rosehips contain high dose of Vitamin C but also rich in Vitamins A, B, E, K and P and antioxidant flavonoids. The fruit of rosehip is anti-inflammatory and astringent, and the oil of the fruit is an emollient and skin conditioner. Use the ilike organic skin care Rosehip product line to treat sensitive, seborrhea and oilier, irritated skin prone to rosacea and acne.

* Compliments of ilike organic skin care


Ilike Organic Skin Care is offering three gift sets for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Roses Facial Set - Rose Petal Cleansing Milk, Rose Petal Whipped Moisturizer, and a Gift With Purchase (Rose Petal Body Lotion 1 oz. travel size.)

Valentine's Roses All Over Set - Rose Petal Cleansing Milk, Rose Petal Gel Mask, Rose Petal Whipped Moisturizer, Rose Petal Body Lotion, and a Gift With Purchase (Purée Bath Organics Mineral Salt Rituals Lush Garden Dead Sea bath salt with rose buds.)

Valentine's Rosehips Set - Rosehip Toner, Rosehip Whipped Moisturizer, and a Gift With Purchase (Purée Bath Organics Mineral Salt Rituals Lush Garden Dead Sea bath salt with rose buds) in natural gift packaging.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Introducing . . . Ilike Rose Petal Body Lotion
Don’t let lackluster skin wreak havoc on your complexion! Evoking the rose’s mysterious powers of pure aromatherapy, ilike (“il-ee-ka”) organic skin care’s rose petal products seduce the senses and lock in the moisture needed to leave skin hydrated and healthy throughout the day. Reminiscent of sun-flooded terraces and cool patios that are found in enchanted gardens, this savvy rose infused products demonstrate that a “rose by any other name is not the same.” Inspired by the flowering shrubs of the genus Rosa , Rose Petal Body Lotion is a new aromatic and deeply hydrating body lotion that firms and nourishes all skin types. The blend’s organic Rose Oil and Shea Butter moisturize the body with easily absorbed emulsions, while the red rose petals vitalize and mineralize the skin. Apply body lotion to clean skin and massage in.
Active Ingredients: Rose Petals, Rose Oil, Corn Germ Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin A and E, Quercetin Bioflavonoids, Fatty Acids, Tannins, Minerals, Trace Elements
8.4 oz

Ooey, Gooey, Good!

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to immerse yourself in chocolate. Literally. Eat it, smell it, bathe in it. Ooey, gooey, chocolate. A decadent menu of luxurious chocolate skin care treatments have popped up in spas across the nation. Beauty experts claim the fatty cocoa butter hydrates and softens the skin, the cocoa bean husk acts as a gentle exfoliant to break down harmful free radicals, and the caffeine stimulates the circulatory system and firms the skin. Oh, and get this, . . . there is an anti-cellulite treatment using chocolate. Just sounds wrong, doesn't it?

Spas offer whipped cocoa baths (mmm), chocolate facials, body scrubs, massages, and pedicures. During your spa visit, chocolate treats are served alongside the treatments. Go ahead, indulge. Here are a few facts to ease your conscience. High quality chocolate has twice as many anti-oxidants as green tea and has more flavonoids (anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant) than any other anti-oxidant rich food, including wine or blueberries. Wow, who knew? And, (brace yourself), Vitamin A, B1, C, D, & E, Iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Phew! I mean, really, who cares whether it is one of the best kept beauty secrets around or not? It's Valentine's Day and complete euphoria is just a bonbon away. Now you can truly have your cake and eat it too.