May 6th, 2013 • Posted by ATHENA JEAN • Permalink
mom deserves a little pampering. If you're looking for a few gift ideas for
your mom - look no further. Treating your mom to spa services doesn't have to
break the bank. Look at these three
affordable treats for that special woman in your life.
A facial is like a massage for the face. This treatment exfoliates the
skin, leaving it fresh and youthful looking. A facial is a great gift for a
first time spa goer. It's a good way to introduce your mom to the relaxing spa
atmosphere, but repeat customers love facials too. They typically last about 30
minutes and most spas offer a variety of facials to select from.
A manicure and pedicure combo is always a great gift. This gift is
more than just a coat of polish. By selecting a deluxe package your mom gets
pampered with foot massages, soothing lotions and stylish nails.
If you're willing to spend a little more money, a massage is the way
to go. An hour-long massage will turn your mom into a whole new woman. She can
check her stress at the door and let our skilled therapist wipe away the tension
trapped in her body. Don't be overwhelmed by the variety of massages offered,
just ask our specialist what's best for your mom. No matter what massage you choose, your mom won't be disappointed.
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Of course, you can always go for a gift card. This way your mom can pick her
preferred method of pampering. When in doubt, just ask us. We are here to help.
April 24th, 2013 • Posted by ATHENA JEAN • Permalink
mom takes care of everyone else in the family, and maybe even has a "real" job
in addition to all the duties she handles at home. This Mother's Day, why not
allow her to relax while someone else takes care of HER for a change? In
addition to flowers, a card, or breakfast in bed, give mom the gift of a full
day of well deserved pampering to let her
know how much she's appreciated.
Head to Toe
Chances are, even on her days off your mother is in constant motion. A massage
gives her the opportunity to decompress and forget about child care duties,
housework, her job or the leaky radiator in her car. A soothing Swedish massage
can provide much needed overall relaxation, while a deep tissue massage can
ease away soreness in her muscles and stiffness in her joints.
Of course your mom is beautiful, but that doesn't mean she wouldn't appreciate
a rejuvenating facial treatment along with her massage. In addition to
stimulating the circulation in her skin, a facial provides a gentle massage for
your mom's face, and just feels great. Whether she has dry skin, sensitive skin
or oily skin, our esthetician can apply a masque that is perfect for her
complexion. An exfoliating scrub can ease the look of fine lines, as well as
rid the skin on your mom's face of dead skin cells, oil and debris that can
dull her complexion and trigger breakouts of adult acne
Hands and Feet
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Your mother probably spends hours on her feet every day. Whether she's dealing
with housework, finishing an urgent report for work or tending to her garden,
her hands also work hard every day. A mani pedi combo can put a spring back in
your Mom's step and give her hard working hands some long overdue spoiling. If
your mom is traditional, she can go with a clear polish or just a light buff
finish. If she's a bit more daring, she can opt for a vibrant color to show off
her hands or her feet - or both. Your mom will emerge relaxed, renewed, and ready to enjoy a special Mother's
Day dinner before resuming her role of taking care of everyone else the next
March 30th, 2013 • Posted by ATHENA JEAN • Permalink
As spring arrives you may have noticed your nails are in
need of a little attention. Winter zaps moisture from your cuticles and leaves
nails dry and brittle. With nice weather around the corner, it's time to revive
those nails. We've got some tips and tricks for you to get your nails back in
tip-top shape. Plus, check out our list of hot nail colors for spring.
Use moisturizer on cuticles
Your cuticles can benefit from a little
moisturizer, just as your hands do. When you're applying hand cream, put a dab
on each cuticle and work it in. When cuticles get dry they stick to the nail
give your nail a crusty look. Eliminate this problem with a lotion containing
vitamin E, or you can buy specific cuticle cream at most department stores for
$15 or less.
Wear a protective layer of polish
A coat of polish is an easy way to spice up
your look and adding a protective layer of polish has several benefits. For
starters, adding a topcoat prevents the color from chipping, but many
protective paints also have nutrients that make nails stronger. Look for a
product that has "protective" in its name to get the best results.
Ditch the acetone-based remover
When it comes time to remove the paint from
your nails, use a non-acetone based remover. Most products say ‘acetone based'
or ‘non-acetone based' on the front label. Acetone uses harsh chemicals to
remove the paint. While it removes the color in just a few swipes, it also
takes natural oils with it. Non-acetone based remover still uses a solvent to
get rid of the paint, but it's gentler on your nails. It will take a little
more elbow grease to strip the paint, but it's better for the health of your
nails in the long run.
Pick the perfect spring color
This year pastels are in. Ditch the dark reds
and deep purples and break out the lighter colors. Coral, light blue, teal,
lilac and almond are all in fashion. Of course, a traditional French manicure
hasn't gone out of style, but if you're looking to add some kick to your nail
color try adding a few gems. Use a manicure stick to drop a small dot of clear
polish on your already painted nails and then add a gem.
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With a little maintenance and a dash of pastel paint, you'll have your nails
ready for nice weather in no time.