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! Years ago, no one ever thought their makeup could be the host for all sorts of little bad bugs, but now we know better. We also know that makeup and skin care can “spoil” just like food in your fridge. So how do we know when it’s time to give up that favorite eyeshadow, or toss the mascara? Here’s a general guide: Powers (foundation, eyeshadow, blush, etc): These actually keep for a while, sometimes up to 2 years. It just depends on the brand and how it’s made. If it starts to crumble easily, it’s probably timeRead More →

 Like this? Then share it with your friends! When you look in the mirror, do your pores seem to overpower your face? Are you plagued with little black dots that muddy your complexion? Your pores are telling you something, you better get them under control. First we need to talk about what makes them look so large in the first place. Your pores are actually little openings in your skin, where your sweat glands are located. The initial size of your pores is determined when you are born. Sweat and oil is secreted through these little openings to hydrate your skin. Excess oil, dirt andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Everyone’s experienced it at lest once in their lives. You wake up and look in the mirror and don’t recognise that person in the mirror. Those dark circles that makes you look like you were punched in the eyes by a kangaroo, and undereye puffiness (a.k.a. eye bags!) that gives the impression that you haven’t slept in weeks. There are lots of causes for puffiness and dark circles, some of which are treatable and some that are not. Dark circles can come from weak or broken capillaries, or sometimes it’s just skin discoloration. Puffiness can come from water retention orRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Physical Sunblock, Vitamin C and Antioxidants All in One Do you only have the budget for ONE product, but you need a moisturizer, sunblock, antioxidants, and so on, and so on? Well, this is IT for only $31. I was amazed 2 years ago when I first tried this product, and I’ve haven’t been disappointed since. It goes on creamy and blends in really well. It only takes a pea size amount to do your whole face, a little more if you’re doing your neck (which you should be). I’ve heard that some have had an issue with the scent, butRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Winter can be harsh on your skin, even if you live in a milder climate. Wind, cold and lower humidity can wreak havoc on hair, nails and especially skin. But you can protect yourself from these foes, you just have to know how to fight them. When winter shows up on your doorstep, you’ll notice changes that are minor at first. Maybe your lips get a little chapped, or maybe your arms or legs get a little dry and itchy. But did you realize that everything about you changes? Your hair is probably a little drier, and your nails might chipRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So, you’re a big, strong guy that is starting to get some wrinkles here and there. Doesn’t that make you look more distinguished? You keep telling yourself that, and I’ll speak to the rest of you. Looking young isn’t just a woman thing. For years, men have been ignoring signs of aging, because a lot of men think using age-defying tactics should be left to the ladies. But why should men have to live with wrinkles when there are so many easy-to-use products out on the market? Here’s a man’s guide to preventing or reversing signs of aging:Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Ever heard the old adage “she’s aging gracefully”? That doesn’t describe me even one little bit…I’m fighting tooth and nail. I’m not one of those women who pays a fortune for skin care, spas, Botox, chemical peels, etc. But I do take really good care of my skin, and I do 99.9% of it at home. The one time I ventured into a spa, I came out looking like Frankenstein because the esthetician thought it was necessary to pop and squeeze every little thing on my face. And then she proceeded to slather me up to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! There are lots of mistakes, or shortcuts, that people make every day in their skin care regimen. But there are a few that might make or break (or break out) putting your best face forward. Skipping toner: Toner is designed to do a few things. First and foremost, it balances the PH of your skin. It also helps close your pores so that less dirt and funk gets in. Another huge benefit is that it also removes the last bits of makeup or dirt that is left on your face after washing. Without toner, a few thingsRead 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 →