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Spa Week Is Back: Book Your $50 Spa Week Treatments

This year has certainly tested our resolve. Let’s face it, 2016 has been a rough year for all of us. Tensions are high, there’s so much sadness and uncertainty; so many losses. All of that can take its toll on your body, mind, and wellbeing. We all need a bit of an escape and some pampering to ease the tensions of our daily lives, even if it’s just for an hour. Thank goodness the time for $50 Spa Week treatments is almost upon us. From October 17th – October 23rd, you can indulge in $50 Spa Week treatments from hundreds of spa, wellness and fitness facilities across the country. Services you can enjoy include facials, massages, body detoxing, laser therapy, pain management, etc.

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For that glorious week, anyone, nationwide can enjoy premium full-service treatments, regularly priced $100-$500, for the discounted rate of $50. Treating yourself to one or more of these wonderful treatments can put you back on track to optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Where are some of the spa locations you can visit during spa week? And what are some of their wonderful available treatments? See below for just a few spa week offerings:

  • Elizabeth Adam Salon & Day Spa in Chicago offers a 60 Minute French Wine Facial with Extractions and Sound Wave Treatment (Reg. $125, Spa Week $50). This indulgent seasonal treatment incorporates European techniques and uses Tannins for collagen regeneration and Resveratrol, an antioxidant in red wine that provides anti-aging benefits for your skin. Extractions and/or sound wave cleansing included.
  • Penelope and the Beauty Bar in Seattle provides a 60 Minute Hydrating Body Wrap with Dry Brushing Techniques and Warming Balm Moisturizer (Reg. $195, Spa Week $50). This hydrating body wrap starts with a dry body brushing and is followed by an application of a rich, warming balm with natural moisturizers. The body is then cocooned in a wrap to aid in absorption and rehydration, leaving skin silky-smooth and radiant.
  • Daphne in NYC offers a 45 Minute Non-Surgical Lift Facial with Micro-Current Treatment (Reg. $225, Spa Week $50). The most intensive and results-oriented facial offered, the facial is specifically designed for mature, neglected, and tired skin. In one session, a combination of a customized peel application and a non-surgical facelift is used. The treatment includes a personalized mask, an eye treatment, and finishes with an oxygen infusion. Immediate results are noticed and skin tone, texture, clarity, and elasticity are dramatically improved and restored. This also includes an anti-aging hand treatment.
  • Holistic 360 in Modesto, California offers a 60 Minute Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Massage for Pain Management (Reg. $100, Spa Week $50). This treatment includes a therapeutic massage and up to 20 minutes of light force therapy; an infrared and heat laser treatment to target pain for acute and chronic issues. The treatment provides a pain evaluation and treatment plan for ongoing pain management.
  • The Spa at the Victory Club in Buckeye, Arizona boasts a 50 Minute Vitamin C Facial with 20% Vitamin C and Kombucha Cocktail (Reg. $85, Spa Week $50). Blending a 20% solution of Vitamin C with Kombucha, known as the “elixir of life” proves to effectively and dramatically enhance the tone and texture of the skin. This powerful vitamin tea “cocktail” works to bring radiance to the skin and to balance the pigmentation.
  • Euro Laser in Westchester developed a new 50 Minute Forever Young Facial Treatment with Growth Factor (Reg. $125, Spa Week $50). This facial is a deeply hydrating facial that encourages the skin’s healthy cellular turnover with our growth factor mask by providing an immediate softer, smoother feel on the skin, restoring the moisture level from within.
  • Red Door Spas Nationwide are offering their 50 Minute De-Stress Body Treatment (Reg. $225, Spa Week $50) inspired by their signature stress-melter ritual. It includes exfoliation, an aroma-therapeutic body wrap and relaxing scalp massage to melt stress and rebalance spirit.

To see more spa locations, more $50 Spa Week Treatments, and to book your treatment in advance, visit www.spaweek.com.

Reduce Your Fat and Cellulite at Eureka Body Care and Spa

The day has finally come, today is the first day of Spa Week, the week-long event of affordable spa services.  To take advantage of this bi-annual treat and indulge in an innovative solution to an issue we’re facing, we visited Eureka Body Care and Spa to indulge in one of their $50.00 treatments. In this tech-driven world, our lives may seem easier, more convenient, and grants us a more comfortable life and lifestyle, but it may also cause actual physical harm to our minds and bodies. For example, we spend most of our day working on our laptop updating our site, and post to social media while generally remaining in one position all day; because of this, we’ve found that we’ve gained weight in our midsection and developed back discomfort. To help with at least one of those issues, we partook in Eureka Body Care and Spa’s Ultrasonic Cavitation Cellulite and Weight Loss Treatment.

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So what exactly is the Ultrasonic Cavitation Cellulite and Weight Loss Treatment? Don’t worry, there’s no fear of going under the knife. Ultrasonic Cavitation is an effective non-invasive method to break down fat deposits and reduce cellulite. We were still a bit apprehensive to try this but Eureka Body Care and Spa was so zen, serene and beautiful, we felt right at ease. Tamara, who performed our treatment was so wonderful, informative and amazing at keeping me at ease prior to the procedure. The spa is quite new but it’s already caught the eye of several Hollywood insiders who visit before red carpet appearances. When you see our after results, you’ll see why.

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It turns out Ultrasonic Cavitation and Liposuction work in a similar way, without the thin, blunt-tipped tubes being inserted through tiny cuts in your skin (thank goodness). The device produces an ultrasound field that creates vibration in fat cells, which results in the cells heating up, and the cell membrane breaking down. We must tell you that as the machine is being used, it lets out a high-pitched sound that may lead you to believe you’re in a sci-fi movie (it’s kinda cool) and if you’ve ever gotten an ultrasound, you’re basically ready for this machine.

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As you can see, there is no downtime or pain to this procedure and after just one treatment, much of our excess stomach fat was significantly diminished. If you’ve tried every diet and form of workout or if you want to tone and tighten up, the noninvasive ultrasonic cavitation slimming treatment is the best way to lose inches and combat your cellulite. Along with their slimming treatments, laser hair removal using a new high-power, dual-wavelength diode laser only for “super hair removal” that is virtually pain-free. Starting today, until April 17th, Eureka Body Care and Spa is offering the following Spa Week Treatments, all at only $50.00 each.

  1. Microcurrent Facial Customized to Skin Type 60 Minutes 
  2. Laser Hair Removal for Choice of Large Area Including Full Legs, Brazilian, Full Back or Front 
  3. Ultrasonic Cavitation (Liposuction) Cellulite and Weight Loss Treatment

To book your Eureka Body Care and Spa treatment, visit www.spaweek.com.

Feet First: Sheva Thai Spa New York

Did you know your feet are one of the most vital parts of your body and that the overall health and wellness of your body really begins on the bottom of your feet? Many illnesses can be diagnosed with just what’s going on with your feet; foot or heel pain not caused by heels, swollen feet, burning sensation in your feet, foot spasms, and other factors can be indicators of bigger problems happening in your body because nerves in our feet are connected to different areas of our bodies. These sudden foot indicators can highlight poor blood circulation, dehydration, or imbalances in our nutrient levels, plus all our body’s weight is put on our feet, so it’s very important to take care of them. As Spa Week approaches, we want to introduce you to Sheva Thai Spa New York, a stunning spa which boasts heavenly, traditional Thai spa treatments that will rid your body of all tensions and stress.

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If you’re like us, then you love walking the city (we’ve been known to walk 20+ blocks just enjoying being out and about taking in the sights), or maybe you work on your feet all day, or maybe you’re an avid runner. If any of these sound like you, then you need to visit this amazing spa. We had the pleasure of partaking in an indulgent (and much needed) Signature Sheva Foot Treatment with Thai Foot Soak at Sheva Thai Spa New York.

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Get ready to enjoy a Thai foot soak using the finest blend of sea salts and essential oils to soothe achy muscles and joints to condition and soften the skin, followed by an organic sucrose and seed oil scrub to facilitate skin renewal and hydration followed by a detoxifying foot masque and hot towel wrap to eliminate toxins. This Signature service ends with a 35-minute foot, hand & arm massage, utilizing ancient Thai techniques with the therapist targeting and relieving all your muscle tightness and discomfort, promoting full mind and body relaxation.

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We had the pleasure of not only enjoying this decadent foot massage and treatment but also meeting and speaking with Naomi Hurvit, the elegant owner of Sheva Thai Spa. You can see this interview below:

As we mentioned, Spa Week begins in a few days, April 11th to be exact, and what better time to try out one of the wonderful $50.00 spa treatments Sheva Thai Spa New York is offering. Below are the three services you can luxuriate in during Spa Week

  1. Sheva Facial with Organic Enzymes and Light Extractions 60 Minutes $50
  2. Month of Unlimited Nam Manicures $50
  3. Signature Sheva Foot Treatment with Thai Foot Soak 45 Minutes

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This New York flagship, located at 500 Lexington Avenue, is the luxury Thai Spa’s first expansion outside of Asia. This express model of the spa is specifically designed with traditional Royal Thai method treatments, customized and abbreviated to service the busier schedules of New Yorkers while still providing the same level of relaxation and benefits of its Asian location.

Could your feet use a bit of pampering? Will you be taking advantage of Spa Week’s $50 treatments at Sheva Thai Spa New York?

Spa Week Event: Pamper Yourself with #50dollartreatments

Hello fellow budget tracking readers, it’s springtime so you know what that means, it’s time for a little spring pampering. Did we say pampering? We meant affordable pampering, thanks to the biannual Spa Week event. That’s right, its time once again to enjoy in luxurious spa treatments at a budget-friendly price. Thanks to Spa week, hundreds of spa, wellness, and fitness facilities across the country are offering premium full-service treatments at the major discount of $50 each (these treatments are priced at $100-$500).

Spa Week April 11th-17th, 2016

Set your calendars for April 11th, ladies and gentlemen, because that is the beginning of the week-long Spa Week event where you can select your favorite spa treatments from the participating locations and book your appointments for what we’re sure is some much-needed pampering. Several spas are offering to die spa treatments. For those of you inundated with technology burdens, Haven Spa in New York City offers a unique Geek Massage (Reg. $100) that was created to relieve the stress from hours of computer usage, and clogged pores from having your phone connected to your face all day; Holistic Touch in Virginia is offering a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (Reg. $130) to improve your skin’s tightness, clarity and evenness of tone; the Holistic Touch in Illinois will indulge you in their Spa Oceana Stress Relief Treatment (Reg. $100) as stress-relief body treatment; KUR Skin Lab in New York City has an Office Relief Massage (Reg. $125) to help relieve your tight muscles and tense necks; and all Red Door Spas are offering a De-Stress Body Treatment with exfoliation (Reg. $255), an aromatherapeutic body wrap and a relaxing scalp massage to melt stress away and rebalance your spirit.

Spa Week April 11th-17th, 2016 countdown

The countdown to the Spa Week event has begun and the complete list of treatments and spa and wellness locations became available on www.spaweek.com on March 21st, so you can book your $50 treatment now (we advise you book your treatment in advance). You also have the opportunity to spread the gift of wellness by purchasing a Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week, which is accepted at over 8,000 spas and wellness locations across the US. The best part about the Spa & Wellness Gift Cards is that it can be used during Spa Week or any time of the year, without expiration.

Will the Spa Week $50 treatments encourage you to treat yourself to a bit of pampering? What spa treatments are you most looking forward to enjoying?

Your Skin’s Best Defense: LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set

A few weeks ago, we, along with a few more bloggers, got to indulge in a quick but wonderful facial using the anti-aging products from LIFTLAB Skincare, thanks to Caravan Stylist Studios. As bloggers, we were lucky enough to take travel-sizes of the wonderful beauty products used for our facial, to continue using at home. At almost a month later, we’ve gotten into a routine of using the products and going on about our day, with nary a thought….until we started receiving compliments on how wonderful our skin looked, how our makeup looked flawless, and fielded questions on our contouring methods (we’re not contouring). That’s when we realized, the skincare products from the LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set we’ve been using was really making a difference.

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Each breakthrough product is formulated with LIFTLAB’s proprietary Self-Rejuvenating Lift System, infused with nature’s most powerful and protective protein: Cell Protection Proteins® (CPP®). Exclusive to LIFTLAB and first discovered in the Arctic as the secret to survival in plants and marine life that thrive in icy Arctic conditions, CPP® is unprecedented in delivering intensive moisturization, exceptional repair, and remarkable rejuvenation benefits for a lifetime of healthier, younger-looking skin.

We had a wonderfully relaxing experience thanks to Esthetician Extraordinaire, Andy Lamm, who made sure our skin was bathed in the luxurious, anti-aging skincare regimen. That day our skin was left soft and glowing. Since our day of pampering (minus a few stress day), we see (and hear thanks to those compliments) the benefits of using these amazing products. The LIFTLAB Skincare products used are listed below and are readily available for your convenience in the LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set.

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PURIFY + CLARIFY™
Daily Cleanser, Detox Mask, Gentle Exfoliant
A convenient 3-in-1 Treatment for every skin type. Gently refine skin, balance moisture, remove impurities, reduce pore size and help heal blemishes, all in one use.

LIFT + FIX™
Restore Serum
A concentrated Restoring Serum to calm, eliminate and prevent inflammation of any kind. Instantly hydrate the skin, alleviate sensitivity and addresses premature signs of aging in just 30 seconds without the sticky, residue.

LIFT + REPAIR™
Multi-Active Serum
This highly effective Serum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Keep skin regeneration at your fingertips with the power of six proteins and peptides in one easy application.

LIFT + MOISTURIZE™
Daily Cream
An ultra-hydrating Moisturizer that goes beyond the surface to increase elasticity and extend skin’s youthful look. Instantly absorbing, melts into the skin for a flawless application, no matter your location.

We’re loving the changes to our skin and recommend you add this Travel Set to your beauty cabinet.

Spa Week Highlight: KUR SkinLab

Just in case you’ve forgotten to mark your calendars from our previous Countdown to Spa Week post, it is officially Spa Week. Naturally we took advantage of the $50 treatments and indulged in an amazingly decadent Fall Renewal Enzyme Peel Facial at the wonderful KUR SkinLab, an amazing skin care and wellness oasis in Midtown East, at 875 3rd Avenue, Suite M-101.

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KUR SkinLab works on the belief that everyone’s skin is unique, and that skin treatments should be customized to provide the necessary nutrients your skin needs to be at its best. Whether you suffer from acne, depigmentation, sensitive skin, losing elasticity due to aging, or all of the above, their customized skin treatments use skin issue-specific products. As stated above, I visited the boutique spa to indulge in their Fall Renewal Enzyme Peel Facial, which can be applied with either Papaya or Pumpkin. On our visit, we went with pumpkin…..it is pumpkin everything season after all. Our facial started off with a gentle cleansing and extraction

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Our exceptional skin care experience continued with the application of the Pumpkin enzyme peel, which we were told was excellent for our acne-prone skin. Please note that although we have very tough skin and hardly felt anything, this peel is made to go deep into the skin, so expect a heated, tingling or stronger sensation

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The next step in the process was a soothing and cooling mask that felt divine, but as you will see, left me looking like some sort of sci-fi creature. The way my skin felt after this mask was amazing

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As previously stated, KUR SkinLab uses products to fit your skin’s needs, as my issue is with acne and enlarged pores, I was introduced to their range of RCA Skincare products, like the below Acne Control Regimen, which were used on my skin during my facial. The range of skincare products are available for all skin types and you can create your own regimen according to your skin issues.

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We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful new spa and treat yourself and your skin to a healthier life. You still have time to take advantage of their Spa Week deal, so what are you waiting for? KUR SkinLab’s current $50 Spa Week treatments include:

  • 75 Minute KUR Customized Facial with Double Cleanse, Extractions and Ultrasound Therapy OR 60 Minute Deep Pore Detox Treatment with Extractions, Alpha-Beta Detox and High-Frequency Treatment
  • Fall Renewal Enzyme Peel (Papaya or Pumpkin) OR Custom Light Professional-Grade Mesopeel (Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, or Mandelic) Facial 60 Minutes
  • IDEAL Therapeutic Massage: Choice of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Office Relief or Sports Relief 60 Minutes

Counting Down to the Spa Week $50 Treatments

As you can probably tell by all the tweets, Instagram, and Facebook posts, New York Fashion Week is upon us. This is the season where we give up our lives for a week or so to worship the Spring collections of the fashion gods, and would-be gods (shout out to the upcoming designers). As you can imagine, the strenuous activity of running all over New York from show location to show location in heels (and this unbearable heat) can take a toll on one’s skin, body, hair, etc. This is why we’re so looking forward to some pampering during the upcoming Spa Week, October 12th – 18th, which can’t get here soon enough. Are you ready for the Spa Week $50 Treatments?

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Spa Week has been around for eleven years, so we’re pretty sure you are familiar with it, but just in case you’re not, here’s a little insight: Spa week is a week-long event that happens twice a year and offers some of the most indulgent spa treatments, from facials to massages, hair removal, waxing, and so on, for only $50 each.  Every April and October, hundreds of spa and wellness locations across the US provide two to three full-service spa treatments at this wonderfully low price. This limited time discounted rate offers everyone access to luxurious pampering that they possibly couldn’t afford at their regular rate. This is the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a few hours of pampering. A Spa Week treatment makes a wonderful gift for anyone without destroying your budget.

With thousands of spa & wellness facilities nationwide, finding a spa near you is easy. Log on to the Spa Week website to search for $50 spa treatments using your city and state or zip code, book an appointment for your favorite Spa Week $50 treatments online at www.SpaWeek.com, or by calling your spa of choice, go in for your appt, and enjoy your treatment…it’s that easy. You may find yourself taking advantage and booking more than one treatment. At this low price, that’s a wise decision. Once we’re done with New York Fashion Week, we may need a massage, pedicure, and facial; the fact that we can get all three for less than the price of a great facial is amazing in itself.

So take it from us, you don’t want to miss out. We highly recommend you take full advantage of this week of affordable decadence, your body, mind and spirit will thank you; so book your appointments now! We’re really looking forward to these treatments and can’t wait to indulge. Are you looking forward to Spa week? What Spa Week $50 treatments would you get?

Sisley Paris Opens First Freestanding New York Boutique

Just in time for the holiday and gift-giving season, renowned luxury French beauty brand Sisley has opened its first freestanding New York boutique. With design details hand-selected by members of the d’Ornano family, who founded and still owns the brand to this day, the new boutique draws influences from its heritage. With the look of a beautiful, welcoming home that entices you to stay for hours, the boutique perfectly marries Sisley’s Parisian roots with its downtown New York location.

During our time touring the chic boutique, we enjoyed the most delicious scones and cake pops from Danielle Marullo’s Got Room for More, as we swooned over the pastel tropical-print wallpaper, designed and hand-made by famed UK wallpaper designer, Marthe Armitage (it was such a wonderful contrast to the cold outside), and the very modern chandelier made-to-order by Brooklyn-based artist, Lindsay Adelman. Both remarkable design elements were great compliments to the brightness of the boutique’s interior.

Located in the West Village at 343 Bleecker St, the stunning 760-square-foot boutique offers Sisley’s acclaimed skincare, make-up and fragrance collections, as well as their outstanding beauty treatments in its spa room, all of which will make any beauty lover’s holiday more luxurious. Have a special event to go to? Get primped and pampered in the private make-up area, created especially for special occasion make-up needs.

“We wanted the boutique to feel warm and inviting,” said Christine d’Ornano, Sisley’s International Vice President and daughter of Founder, Hubert d’Ornano. “Less like a retail space and more like an apartment where you can come and discuss your skin’s needs, have a facial or have your make up done before a party. A Sisley home in downtown New York.”

We strongly advise visiting this chic beauty haven, just a fair warning, you may not want to leave.