Wednesday, June 29, 2011


VisitPhoenix 2011 SummerScapes Giveaway
Enter by June 30, 2011
A total of 8 Giveaways from The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, including;
• One prize winner and guest will receive accommodations for three days/two nights at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch which includes a day for the children, ages 3 to 12, at Camp Hyatt Kachina, 18 holes of championship golf at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, a choice of a massage or facial in Spa Avania and dinner for four in Alto ristorante e bar, topped off with a gondola ride. Approximate Retail value $4,600.
• One prize winner and guest will receive accommodations for two nights at the four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in a one bedroom suite, featuring walk-in closets, gas burning fireplaces, oversized bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs, and a private balcony or terrace offering magnificent desert and valley view. Approximate Retail Value $4,340

Monday, June 27, 2011


Pssst . . . Jurlique is cleaning house to make room for new products in their lineup. As a celebration, they are offering a savings of 50% on all discounted products while supplies last. Don't forget to enter the Promo Code: DISCO. Also, every order over $50 will receive a nice little packet of free samples. Pure products, pure savings.

Friday, June 24, 2011


It's what you won't find in Tatcha Blotting Papers that we find to be refreshing. You won't find papers made of pulp that will eventually scratch your skin. You won't find built in fragrances that have the potential to cause skin irritations and inflamations. You won't find sheets of blotting papers coated with talc or powders that will "ghost out" your complexion. And, you won't find any mineral oil, or petroleum for that matter.

We won't take your time explaining why geishas were devotees of blotting papers, or how the abaca leaf is pounded so perfectly thin that it becomes greater in strength and absorbency. We won't throw around statistics stating that 75% of Japanese High School girls keep blotting papers in their school bags proving that blotting papers are useful for all age groups. We won't explain that all the money in the world can't control the shine on your face quite like a great blotting paper, or how easy it is to periodically 'blot' instead of a complete redo. We won't harp on the fact that one good blotting paper can be your best friend when it comes to to keeping your makeup fresh throughout the day. And, we certainly won't tell you to use the blotting papers that toilet seat covers are made of!

What we will tell you is that Tatcha Blotting Papers honor a 300 year old beauty secret, proving the theory that sometimes wonderful things do come in small packages. Tatcha offers 30 sheets of small, translucent squares (3.75") of surprisingly thin blotting paper neatly packaged in a clever folded paper pouch. They are a handmade, all natural, biodegradable, beautifying treat. Lovely.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pevonia Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream

Is your skin looking duller, fine lines becoming more apparent, and pores more noticeable? This is a result of the corneal layer (top layer of the epidermis) thickening in a defense to continual UV exposure during the summer months. These are also signs that indicate an exfoliation intervention is needed to renew and refine your skin.

If your skin cannot tolerate mechanical types of exfoliants (those that require rubbing over the skin with or without granules), and you are looking for a product that will have a resurfacing effect on your skin, this enzyme peeling cream may be a solution. It offers different antihyperkerative enzymes, including papain from papaya and bromeline from pineapple. Both enzymes are encapsulated in microspheres to control their effectiveness, both work to break down excess keratinized cells, and both will refine the texture and thickness of the skin. This product also contains a small amount of citric acid, an AHA that works well in the corneal layer of the epidermis without the irritation caused by some AHA’s. The plant extracts offer the anti-inflammatory soothing actions of chamomile, saponaria and arnica, along with the anti-oxidant and regenerating properties of ginkgo biloba and horse chestnut, ensuring not only a nice enzyme exfoliation but one with minimal, if any, irritation.

Monday, June 20, 2011


2011 Global Spa Summit reveals the following information on the Spa Industry:
• The economic turnaround is directly, positively impacting the spa and wellness industries:
• 82% predict an increase in gross revenues for 2011
• China ranks as the #1 place industry leaders would most like to expand their business (31%), followed by “other countries in Southeast Asia” (28%)
• 57% report that social media campaigns are currently driving an improvement in customers/sales, but 26% still don’t engage in any social media initiatives
• 37% report that group buying/online deal sites have driven an improvement in customers/sales, but 58% don’t participate in group buying/online deal sites, the fastest-growing online category
• Executives predict that among all spa/wellness segments over the next few years, Preventative Medicine will experience the greatest growth (44%), followed by Beauty & Cosmetic (24%)

Friday, June 17, 2011


R.W. Knudsen Family ® 50th Anniversary Trip Giveaway
Enter by June 30th

GRAND PRIZE: Winner and guest will win a trip to Napa Valley, California, including roundtrip airfare; six night hotel stay; car rental for duration of trip; his and her spa session at Spa Terra; food stipend ($50 per day).

Approximate Retail Value $4,410

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

B. KAMINS Therapeutic Anti-Aging Moisturizer

B. KAMINS Therapeutic Anti-Aging Moisturizer addresses the need for different types of anti-oxidants to ensure minimal free radical damage in the skin and control inflammatory reactions, a precursor to free radical activity. One of its ingredients, alpha lipoic acid, boosts the anti-oxidant properties of this cream as it has the ability to regenerate and recycle itself and other anti-oxidants, vitamin E and lecithin, for example. The grape and safflower oil along with retinyl palmitate (ester of vitamin A), squalane, and lecithin will give much needed emolliency and softness to the texture of mature skin.

B. Kamins uses a Bio-Maple™ compound, a moisturizing and penetrating anti-oxidant extracted from maple sap using a patented process. Bio Maple™ also contains pure AHA's ensuring healthy exfoliation and combined with a little niacinamide (vitamin B3) the skin will regain a healthy look of vitality. Hydration is re-enforced and protected with key actives, including hyaluronic acid (holds 1000 x its weight in water). To top off the efficacy of this cream there are copper and zinc peptides, which are essential for the regeneration of collagen and elastin as well as expediting enzyme activity and healing.

All in all, this is a great cream for anyone concerned about aging, or for enhancing medical or para medical procedures. B. Kamins in noted for being a results oriented skin care line targeting problem skin, whether it is acne, rosacea, or aging. Is aging a problem? Well, that depends entirely on who is answering the question.

Monday, June 13, 2011

BABOR High Skin Refiner Lifting Cream Rich

Babor's nourishing anti-aging cream incorporates specific ingredients to offer a reported 24 hour firming effect for mature, tired skin. This thought provoking formula contains a few powerful lipids, including shea butter, jojoba, and mango seed oil, offering the EFA's (essential fatty acids) needed by the skin cells and important emollient and regenerative properties.

There are some key ingredients to help balance the enzymes that degrade old collagen and elastin with the intention of orchestrating harmony in the degeneration and regeneration process. Translation? This symmetry slows the aging process.This protein heavy cream utilizes soya proteins to help the skin deal with deterioration due to hormonal fluctuations, especially when specific amino acids from soya are used. The wheat proteins are an added asset to tighten the surface of the skin. The tried and true antioxidants vitamin C and E help neutralize free radical activity and the Vitamin B5 is essential for healthy skin. While this formulation does not contain any peptides, or hyaluronic acid, Babor selected bee's wax and other ingredients to offer protection to the skin and slow moisture loss.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Get Fit for Summer Giveaway with Jillian Michaels and the Golden Door
Enter by June 30th @ www.
GRAND PRIZE - One winner and guest will receive a stay in private accommodations for four nights with a private moon-viewing deck at the Golden Door located in Escondido, California; arrival-day mini-massage, including soak in the Japanese hot tub, plus a neck and shoulder massage; private massage and personal services including: three private in-room massages, one herbal wrap, two skin care appointments, choice of a manicure or pedicure, and optional make-up lesson; a private program interview to customize your fitness and personal services schedule; a fitness counselor to answer questions and fine-tune program; the Golden Door Fitness Program, which includes an extensive menu of fitness classes, workshops, and evening presenters; gourmet spa cuisine including, 3 gourmet meals and 2 snacks daily (special diets will be accommodated); cooking class to learn spa cuisine techniques and receive a selection of Golden Door recipes; a custom health plan and six month membership to; a copy of the book, UNLIMITED, by Jillian Michaels. *Approximate Total Retail Value $9,500
*Note: Airfare, tax and service charge are not included.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Enter by June 15, 2011 to win one of ten (10) spa vacations:
Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge - winner and guest will stay seven nights; round-trip airfare; rental car; participation in fitness program is required, which includes daily hikes in the Malibu Hills and beaches, 4 fitness classes including aquatics, stretch, circuit training, cardio, dancing, and aerobics. Calorie controlled spa cuisine provided for two people, three times a day, cooking demonstrations, educational lectures and guest workbook all included in package price; $125 toward spa treatments. Approximate Retail Value $7,270.32.
Hilton Short Hills - winner and one guest will share a two night stay; round-trip airfare; roundtrip airport transfers to and from Newark Liberty International Airport and Hilton Short Hills; one dinner for two, including a seasonal tasting menu; daily breakfast in the Terrace Restaurant; eforea Firming Facial; Total Healing Body Experience; eforea Hand Ritual Manicure; Hair Shampoo, Style and Finish. Approximate Retail Value $2,855.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina - winner and guest will stay for two nights; round-trip airfare; one "Best Mates Escape" River Stone Massage; dinner at the Blue Point Provision Company; daily breakfast at the Water's Edge Grill; one S'mores kit; one gift basket of Eastern Shore snack and goodies. Approximate Retail Value $2,755.
L'Auberge de Sedona - winner and guest will share a three night stay; round-trip airfare; Couples Creekside Massage; Chef's Custom Tasting Menu; one in- room breakfast. The Approximate Retail Value $3,600.
The Lodge at Woodloch - winner and guest will share a two night stay; one spa treatment per person; three creatively prepared meals per day; free access to Aqua Garden and Hydromassage Waterfalls, Outdoor Horizon Edge Whirlpool; additional amenities including group classes, personal training; round-trip airfare. The Approximate Retail Value $3,053.20.
Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa - winner and guest will share a three night stay; all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included, access to all programs, classes, activities and resort amenities included, $130 resort credit per person per day for spa treatments, private sessions, etc; round-trip airfare. Approximate Retail Value $5,680.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort - winner and guest will share a two night stay; one Sugar Maple Body Treatment & Mountain Detox Bath; one cooking class with Executive Chef David Noto; dinner for two in the resort's 1796 restaurant. Approximate Retail Value $2,048.
Red Mountain Resort and Spa - winner and guest will share a three night stay; round-trip airfare; two 50-minute Sagestone Spa Treatments; three meals per day for four days (included in room cost); daily guided morning hikes, unlimited fitness classes, Health Life classes & Events at the wellness center, Personal Discovery Activities, Eat Well Feel Well Cooking Demonstrations, use of resort facilities including indoor and seasonal outdoor pools, bicycles, walking trails, and strength & cardio studios (included in room cost). Approximate Retail Value $3,954.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa - winner and guest will share a two night stay in one Presidential Suite; round-trip airfare; one 50-minute facial with one 25-minute reflexology treatment; one 50-minute signature Hot Sheli Massage; one All in one's own private Spa Suite; one Deluxe spa gift from Elemis; one one-hour private yoga class; one Private one-hour Cooking Class in Main Kitchen; private chef to cook dinner for two in the Suite; dinner for two at The Beach Club on second night; two daily breakfasts–one at ETC. Café and one room service; one Welcome Seagate Beach Bag with Seagate Beach Towels, Sand Toys, Hydrating Spray, Lip Moisturizer, Coola Sunscreen, SELF Magazine; one 1-hour private surfing lesson; one Private Beach Club with private beach service during entire stay. Approximate Retail Value $8,300.
The Setai Fifth Avenue - winner and guest will share a two night stay in one Avenue Apartment Suite; round-trip airfare; one Moon Phase treatments; one hair cut and blowout with Julien at Julien Farel Salon; one four course tasting menu at Ai Fiori; lunch at Auriga Spa Aqua Lounge prepared by Executive Chef Dale Schnell; breakfast daily; If the hotel's Maserati is available, winner and guest will be driven by a driver provided by the hotel. Approximate Retail Value $10,030.

Friday, June 3, 2011

GUNIOT Age Logic Cellulaire

Guinot Age Logic Cellulaire has certainly covered all of the bases with just under 100 ingredients, (not counting any trade secrets) and a whopping 19 amino acids which are the worker bees necessary for cellular repair, cellular maintenance, and hydration. The superstar ingredient, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is a brilliant cell booster that transports energy within the cells to support natural cellular activity.

Guinot has incorporated almost every vitamin into this product showcasing its performance as a multivitamin for the skin. Vitamins C and E are found in different compounds, offering better anti-oxidant capabilities and increasing the bioavailability of these vitamins for collagen production. In order to create collagen and elastin (dermal proteins) there must be a presence of copper, which Guinot has factored into this cream. The compliment of hydrating ingredients along with the hydrolyzed soya will help to diminish and slow down the degradation of the skin. The silicone carriers provide protection and a light soothing feel to the skin. The downside? The fragrance is a little strong at first, but this diminishes quickly. Overall, this cream could have a better peptide content, but with the "kitchen sink" theory, (throw it all in there and something good will happen), Guinot has accomplished the creation of a performance oriented formula.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Win Guinot's Liftosome Lift Firming Face Serum

3 lucky winners will receive Guinot's Liftosome Serum ultra concentrated formula that works to instantly smooth wrinkles, nourish and firm the skin. The triple action formula consists of Hyaluronic Acid to smooth and refresh the facial features by hydrating the skin and fill in fine wrinkles and lines; Evening Primrose Oil to help restore the skin's density and reinforce and restructure cellular cohesion; and Pro-collagen to reinforce the skin's elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to firm the skin and protect the elastic fibers from damage by free radicals. A literal trifecta of goodness!

Go to and click on Sweepstakes.