Were you one of the sun goddesses that laid out for hours on end, trying to get that much admired “golden glow”? I was. Well…sort of. I had a deep olive complexion growing up, from a Sicilian heritage on my dad’s side of the family, so I had no trouble getting that “glow” that everyone raved about. It actually only took me a few minutes in the sun to get that look, where other girls would either lay under the sun or in a tanning booth for hours. I was, however, a pool queen. I would swim for hours and hours, so my sun exposure was compounded.Read More →

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Sherry S. whose tweet comment won the drawing via Random Number generator!  Here’s the prize pack in our Spa for Ma 2011 giveaway! Spa for Ma 2011 is a collection of blogs that have been chosen to participate and give away prize packs worth at least $100!   Our prize is a gift pack with an estimated value of $107! The pack includes a BC Spa Sculpt Set, a Cheetah Spa Set, a Travel Bag and a gift certificate for $10 off!      The BC Spa Sculpt Set includes BC Spa Sculpt Body Sculpting Gel and Firming BodyRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! What Personal Care Companies Don’t Want You Know About Parabens Recently I noticed that I was running out of my favorite hair care product: Silk Therapy. Ever since I was introduced to it by a hairdresser about 5 years ago, I’ve used it religiously because my hair frizzes uncontrollably. I tried a bunch of other stuff back then, but I liked this much better. The price of Silk Therapy has skyrocketed since it’s popularity has increased, so I started on my search for a new product…before I ran out of my beloved Silk Therapy. Since I like the Garnier shampoo andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Image by Annemarie Vriends via Flickr Rosacea is one of those skin ailments that never really goes away. Living with Rosacea is difficult, and can have a negative impact on self-esteem. You don’t “grow out of it”, and there isn’t a cure. But there are ways to manage it, are you helping or hurting your skin? There are many different kinds of Rosacea. The most common presents itself as red, dry cheeks. Unfortunately, most women just try to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Here’s the issue, moisturized corn flakes eventually dry out and look like corn flakes again. So if your skinRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! A common question I’ve been getting is how to tell the difference between skin ailments. There are a few that can be mistaken for one another. Being misdiagnosed is very frustrating and can lead to months, or even years of inaccurate treatment, sometimes causing bigger problems than the original ailment. Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is probably one of the most misdiagnosed skin ailments. It’s very common, and is usually easy to figure out if you’ve had any experience with it. The most common form is usually referred to as “chicken skin” because of the raised bumps that form on theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! As a lot of you may know, I’m a mobile spa consultant and specialize in at-home spa treatments. The one thing I’m told often is:”I don’t have time to do this every day”. So I’m here ro show you how to pamper yourself in 5 minutes or less in the morning by giving yourself a “Busy Girl Facial”! Normally, when you go to a spa, they wash your face with a cleanser, and then they might apply a scrub. And last but not least, they will probably do some sort of antioxidant mask. I can’t even begin to tellRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I’d love to tell you the story of a boy who has chicken skin, and how he manages this skin condition doctors call Keratosis Pilaris. He was born with the condition, and his mom noticed it when he was about 4 months old. The pediatrician insisted that most babies get occasional little white pimples and it would go away. But it didn’t. The condition seemed to get worse and worse. The boy also tended to get very red and hot in the face when he went outside with other kids. His arms were very rough and pimply, and theRead More →

So you had your manicure and pedicure last week, but your hands and feet are already feeling dry and rough. How do you combat that without having to go multiple times a week and breaking the bank? Why not try supplementing your professional mani/pedi with regular mini mani’s and pedi’s at home?!Read More →

Like this? Then share it on Facebook! Whether you’re going to the beach this summer, going to the mountains, or enjoying a “staycation”, you can relax, refresh & renew. If there’s nothing else that I’ve learned in this business, you can have a spa day wherever you are. Let me show you how…. It doesn’t take much: a tote with a few products and an MP3 player! I suggest a small spa tote, but any small bag will do. Just make sure that it keeps any products upright that can spill. Mine is cheetah print BC Spa tote. I figure if I’m going to doRead More →