Mid-Pandemic Wellness Tune-Up Tips from Some of the Country’s Top Resort Experts

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While the arrival of vaccines brings hope for a return to “normal” in the not-too-distant future, we’re not there yet and 2021 looks to be a continuation of much of the same as 2020. We could all use a reset after 11 long months of our routines of binge-watching Netflix shows, surfing the internet, and living on our couches. Experts from some of the top resorts in the country share their advice to help you keep you grounded mid-pandemic.

  1. Head outdoors.  A cold-weather workout helps ease seasonal depression while offering great cardio benefits and higher calorie burn than exercising in warmer temperatures. Don’t let winter weather keep you from exercising outdoors, advises Wayne Cowan, activities director at Whiteface Lodge, a mountain resort in Lake Placid, New York. . Wayne suggests making your workout fun with a new experience, like snowshoeing or taking a hike somewhere you have never been. Did you know snowshoeing can burn about 500 calories an hour on average—twice as many calories as walking?

2. Stretch. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Additionally, it allows your body to warm up before your daily workout which is crucial before any vigorous exercise to avoid straining and muscle injury. Consider some of these simple stretches from Wayne:

o   Standing quad stretch. Standing up straight, bend your right leg up behind you and grab hold of your foot with your left hand. Count to 30, then lower your leg and repeat with the other for three repetitions.

o   Forward bend: From a standing position, bend forward at your hips, keeping your legs straight as you lower your hands until they reach your ankles. Hold for 30 seconds to stretch your calves, hamstrings, and hips. Repeat three times.

o    Forward lunge: Elevate your left foot at least 12 inches, resting it on a stair, bench or even a large rock. Staying vertical and squaring your hips, extend your right leg behind you, squeezing your right glute, then reach your right arm overhead to deepen the stretch. Hold 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side for three repetitions.

3. Raise your (golf) game. Considered the most optimum socially distant sport, golf has seen a huge upswing in popularity post-COVID 19. To help golfers keep primed for their return to the course, Laird Small, director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy at Pebble Beach Resorts, offers this simple routine to take your golf game to the next level:

·       Maintain rotational flexibility. The tension created in this exercise can help add much-needed rotation to your swing by opening up the chest. Give the following routine a try.

o     Face a doorway.

o     With your shoulders back, extend your right arm out (left arm if you’re left-handed) and place your hand flat against the door frame. It should be at shoulder height.

o     Hold your hand in place and turn your upper body to the left (to the right if you’re left-handed). Your trail arm will stay behind you.

·       Keep your head down. This exercise will train you to keep your body in position throughout your swing and keep your head down from backswing to follow-through.

o      Fold a hand towel three to five times.

o      Stand facing a wall and get into golf posture. You should be at least one foot from the wall.

o      Lean forward and place your forehead against the wall, cushioned by the towel.

o      Cross your arms over your chest, with the fingertips of each hand touching the opposite shoulder.

o      Proceed to make turns back and forth, starting with your left shoulder down and your right shoulder up.

o      Continue for 30 seconds to one minute while keeping the towel in place.

·       Add width to your swing. A simple exercise like this will assist in arm extension and position you for the top of your backswing.

o     Stand in the middle of a door frame.

o     Take your golf posture.

o     Reach for the top of the door jamb.

Massage your Partner at Home Like a Pro: LaRae Verros, spa director at Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, takes the intimidation out of an at-home massage with some“no-pressure” guidelines for novices:

·o       Communication is key. The partner receiving the massage should be comfortable asking for what they want and need and give positive reinforcement, while the partner giving the massage should ask for feedback and listen with an open mind. Not everyone enjoys the same amount of intensity in their massage, so be sure to give and accept feedback as you work together to find the perfect level of pressure. The benefits of communicating better will last long after the massage ends.

o        Keep the experience flexible and fun—think snack, foot rub, and a favorite TV show while you relax on your couch in your comfiest clothes.

o       When it comes to massage technique, slower is better. Also, don’t overuse your thumbs. It’s not sustainable and your strength will burn out quickly.

Someday soon we can all get back to our old routines and get back to traveling to our favorite resorts. I know I am looking forward to that day! What are your tips for self-care and keeping sane while at home?

 

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The CBD Facial at Palm Beach Facials

When Palm Beach Facials‘ Esthetician and Owner, Brittany Johnston, extended an invitation to me, the CBD Facial on the menu immediately caught my eye. There is so much buzz around CBD. It seems to be the new “it” product and I strongly believe we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to CBD. Soon enough it will be popping up all over the place, whether it be as a supplement, in our skincare products, or our food and beverages.

I wanted to see what all the buzz was about when it comes to CBD skincare first hand. I have tried it as a supplement to help get a good night’s sleep but have never used it topically on my skin.

Set in the heart of Palm Beach Island, Palm Beach Facials, the private spa is located inside a charming commercial building that is clean and immaculate. Brittany’s setup makes for a calming, peaceful experience in a posh, comfortable setting. There is free parking on the street so the arrival experience was convenient and stress-free.

Brittany is an absolute treat to meet. She takes her time, pays close attention to detail, and gave me one of the best facials I have ever had.

Highlights of the 90 minute CBD Facial included:

  1. A double cleanse started out with an oil-based cleanser with steam and then lead into a foaming cleanser with steam
  2. Brittany uses high-quality, clinical skincare products from IMAGE Skincare and took her time to carefully apply each product with a gentle touch and soothing massage application.
  3. Brittany carefully analyzed my skin correcting any flaws with careful extractions followed by an extremely relaxing facial lymphatic massage
  4. A high-frequency skincare machine followed which stimulate circulation, rejuvenate and tightens pores
  5. The CBD oil HydroJelly masque is unlike anything I have ever experienced. It is poured over the eyes, face, and lips and has an awesome cooling feeling. Once it dried she peeled it off in just one pull.
  6. A non-clogging CBD topical Oil was slowly massaged into the face skin, decollete, neck, and shoulders
  7. Finishing touches included a Vitamin C serum, lip balm, sunscreen, and eye cream
  • cleansing the face with a foaming cleanser
  • lymphatic massage of the face
  • Skin care using high frequency wand

“The HydroJelly Mask is specifically designed to calm the skin by reducing inflammation. It’s packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes.” Brittany explained. When asked why Brittany likes to incorporate these HydroJelly Masks into her facial offerings she said, “I love the HydroJelly Masks because of their unique consistency and the application/removal process. They are also amazing due to their cooling sensation. This allows the skin to constrict which makes the skin tighter, reduces puffiness and pores appear smaller.”

So now for the question, everyone has been waiting to be answered. “Do you get high from the CBD Facial? “

The answer is “no”. While CBD oil is from a cannabis plant, it doesn’t have the same ability to create a “high” or state of euphoria as marijuana or THC. CBD is so popular because it’s been proved to have tons of healing, positive benefits without the psychoactive qualities of marijuana. So while there was no high, I left Palm Beach Facials feeling calm with a radiant glow. I was extremely satisfied with the fact that my skin was virtually flawless, soft, and supple thanks to Brittany.

CBD infused skin care products may offer healing benefits from clearing up acne to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, due to its anti-inflammatory nature it treats conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

To experience the HydroJelly masks and a facial worthy of the spa’s Worth Avenue location visit Brittany yourself at Palm Beach Facials. You will be in good hands for sure.

Palm Beach Facials is located at 205 Worth Ave #205, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

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Tickle your Spa Fancy with Spa and Wellness Month in the Palm Beaches

It’s a great time of year to be a spa lover and to visit the Palm Beaches. October is Spa and Wellness Month in the Palm Beaches which means that a plethora of Palm Beach area spas and wellness institutions have banded together to offer spa-tastic throughout the entire month. Throughout October, a plethora of soothing indulgences, peaceful sessions, and even delectable delights are available at wonderful savings. Best of all, you’re helping to save lives, as part of the proceeds from your visit will go to the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What could be better than that?!! A twofer!

Here are a few of LadySpaSpa’s favorite highlights of the Spatober events or offers you don’t want to miss this month.

Available Sunday through Friday throughout October
Touting four decadent 50-minute treatment options for $99 each plus gratuity, each includes a mini bottle of Rose Prosecco and access to Waters of the World Healing Pools.
  • Pink Champagne Swedish Massage
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Body Treatment
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Pedicure and Manicure
  • Pink Himalayan Superfruit Facial

The Waters of the World Healing Mineral Pools can be found within the expansive 40,000-square-foot European-style spa, exclusively at PGA National. Renowned for its healing properties the spa offers relaxation and rejuvenation at every turn, complete with sauna, steam room, indoor Jacuzzi, and two healing pools. The Spa’s therapeutic pools include The Dead Sea Pool and The Pyrenees Pool, a chilly salt pool that helps moderate body temperature and mood swings. Spa guests are granted access to the pool deck for lounging all day with any spa treatment as part of their “spa day.” While there be sure to check out a BuzzPop Cocktail now available for sale at the Waters of the World Cafe! These boozy adult push pops are gluten-free, all natural and one of my faves!

Every Day in October
The Delray dining establishment will offer a “Think Pink!” smoothie, featuring: maca, strawberries, almond milk, vanilla protein and almond butter. Just mention DTPB Spa & Wellness Month and receive 10% off any wellness MRKT skincare product.
Every Saturday in October
Led by a certified instructor, Manatee Lagoon offers one-hour yoga classes against the calming backdrop of Lake Worth Lagoon. Saturday morning yoga classes held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. each Saturday throughout the month of October will be offered FREE with a yoga mat.
Every Wednesday in October
Find the latest fashions and your moment of zen at The Gardens Mall. Midweek Meditation will guide guests through breathing techniques and gentle body movements. Amp up your fitness routine and general well-being with complimentary Yoga, stretching and Zumba classes.  As an added bonus smoothie samples from participating retailers will help keep energy levels high.
Spa & Wellness Month is brought to you by Discover The Palm Beaches, to celebrate not only an incredible collection of spa and wellness experiences in Palm Beach County but to showcase The Palm Beaches, The Best Way to Experience Florida®. Discover more about The Palm Beaches at www.thepalmbeaches.com.

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Miss America Contestants Sport The Spa Dress® a New Trend in Towel Wear

Miss America Contestants are helping to spread a philanthropic message by Sporting The Spa Dress®, a new trend in towel wear:  $5 of each online purchase of the ‘Get Gorgeous Pink’ SpaDress goes to Breast Cancer Research. Also be sure to catch #UpliftOurGirls campaign manager, Daniella Cracknell, who created The Spa Dress® Friday’s on TalkRadio.NYC’s Follow Me Fridays with Joan and Priya.

During orientation for the Miss America competition, contestants were spotted at the Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, Fla., in a flurry of pink, now each sporting The Spa Dress® in ‘Get Gorgeous Pink’ as an initiative to share a philanthropic message to #UpliftOurGirls. In addition to being a philanthropic tool in raising funds for breast cancer research, The Spa Dress® was provided to each contestant as a clothing solution to support contestants with expeditious wardrobe changes as each prepares for their Miss America moment.

Miss America airs this Sunday, September 9 on ABC at 9pmET live from Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall. The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As a wardrobe solution, The Spa Dress® is a dress that can be a towel, combining the reliable style of the 80s sundress with the practical comfort of a towel-like wrap into a wardrobe item useful for today’s on-the-go woman. This ‘dress-before-you-dress’ doesn’t drop when you need a towel to stay UP, reducing public displays of wardrobe malfunction by leaving hands free for their beauty routine, as a remedy for ‘towel dropping syndrome’ found prevalent at spas, resorts, and hotels, in particular, opening doors to room service.

Up until now, short towels, bulky robes, and shapeless cover-ups were the only clothing option at a spa near you – that’s not enough wardrobe functionality or feel-good style for what a spa day is meant to do – Lift you UP! Use The Spa Dress® as a slip-on towel or a dress-before-you-dress under your robe or as an alternative to bulky, shapeless wear. Practical for the sauna but versatile as a sundress or skirt on the beach, by the pool or anywhere your spa excursion takes you, at home or away!

$5 of each online purchase at www.TheSpaDress.com goes to breast cancer research as part of an #UpliftOurGirls initiative. Each color aims to reflect a different philanthropic mission.

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The Spa Dress LLC is a Florida-based clothing line launched late 2017 in #ThePalmBeaches because of the area’s reputation as the #1 resort destination in the United States and is a small business community partner of Discover The Palm Beaches, The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for Palm Beach County. For more information, contact: Daniella Cracknell, Brand Ambassador, 917-991-3364 * Travel@TheSpaDress.com

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Get ready for Spatober in the Palm Beaches!

A spa girlfriends getaway. Left to Right – Danielle Faust, Erica Villalobos, Michelle Olsen, Annie Alvarez. 

For the second year in a row, Spa & Wellness Month in The Palm Beaches Returns throughout October 2017, and this year it’s for a good cause. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all participating businesses will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. More than 30 offers are available, including spa treatments starting at as little as $45, wellness experiences starting from $15 and healthy eats starting at $11.

“It’s a privilege to support the important work of the American Cancer Society while highlighting the exquisite spa and wellness experiences available in The Palm Beaches,” said Jorge Pesquera, president, and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. “We are enormously grateful to both our local partners and visitors for making this thoughtful partnership work.”

This is definitely something to take advantage of. Keep in mind that many of the resort spas in the area might charge a little more, but you have to consider that you are getting way more than just a spa service at resort spa but rather a full day-cation experience if you plan accordingly. Many of the resort spas have pools, jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas, relaxing lounges with tea and goodies to nibble on and more! So if you are looking to have a little “me time” definitely consider doing it for a good cause during October and in turn support the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Here is just a sampling of some of my personal favorite offers that are under $99:

SPA OFFERS

Spa at PGA National

Cost: $89 per treatment including a mini-split of Includes a mini bottle of Rose Prosecco.

Tickled Pink Menu

  • Roses Facial (50 minutes): Breathe in the sweet scent of rose and experience the softness of natural marine and plant extracts for a sensory, soothing facial experience by Phytomer. After a rose-mineral mist, the complexion is polished with an AHA scrub for a petal-soft texture, then anointed with Rosee Soin rose oil to detoxify and strengthen skin.
  • Blushing Pink Rose Massage (50 minutes): Allow us to infuse your skin with a serum infused with roses and mixed with a nourishing oil featuring organic sunflower seed oil.
  • Pretty in Pink Manicure|Pedicure (75 minutes): Immerse in a refreshing bubbling soak that both relaxes and invigorates. A sugar scrub made with Square One organic vodka and raspberry extract thoroughly banishes dry skin and hydrates deeply with natural oils. A light drizzle of softly scented melted shea butter, cocoa and mango butter makes for a lavish finale.

Specials are valid Sunday through Friday. Tax and gratuity will be added. For each Tickled Pink treatment booked, $5 will go toward a breast cancer charity.

Beauté Therapies Medical Spa at 360 Beauty, Health, Wellness
Cost: $99
The Black Peel Facial: This new facial from Dermophisiologique uses a carbon mask rich in natural actives such as kaolin and microspheres of active charcoal that provides deep cleansing. It absorbs skin impurities such as sebum, microorganisms, and pollutants from the environment, while olive kernel powder exfoliates dead skin cells mechanically, favoring skin regeneration and promoting a natural glow. The spa will donate 5 percent of each service booked to the American Cancer Society.

Cosmo and Co. at 360 Beauty, Health, Wellness
Cost: $99
SilkPeel Facial:
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion or hydro-dermabrasion skin treatments combine noninvasive exfoliation with the infusion of skin-specific topical solutions to improve and revitalize the skin. An advanced form of microdermabrasion, SilkPeels are unique because they do not use crystals. One treatment per person. Twenty-four-hour cancellation required. The spa will donate 5 percent of each service booked to the American Cancer Society.

Elite Skin & Beauty
Cost: $99
Diamond Microdermabrasion: This skin resurfacing treatment removes the topmost layer of skin, leaving it more supple and vibrant (includes cherry light enzyme peel). It is noninvasive, painless and requires no downtime. Diamond microdermabrasion may improve discolored skin, acne-prone and scarred skin, and wrinkles.

RESTAURANT OFFERS

Bolay Restaurant
Pink Power Bol: Anytime in October, visit Bolay and order the Pink Power Bol for $12; $1 of each order will benefit breast cancer research.

Serenity Garden Tea House & Café
Lunch at Serenity: From $11, enjoy a healthy lunch served with a selection of organic teas.  10% of the cost will be donated to charity.

WELLNESS OFFERINGS

Blueline Surf & Paddle Company
Cost: $20

Blueline Goes Pink for the Cure: Take to the calming waters in your pink to support breast cancer awareness during October with a one-hour paddleboard yoga class or a one-hour paddleboard rental. A donation of $5 from each rental will be made to charity.

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County
Cost: $15

Yoga in the Garden: Relax, refresh and reflect while practicing yoga in the tropical landscape of Mounts Botanical Garden. This all-levels class includes infused waters with herbs and spices from the garden. Classes run 8–9 a.m. each Sunday.

Spa at PGA National

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 goes to charity

Yoga for a Cause: Yog with Pamela Collins, 8am on the Waters of the World Pool Deck each Saturday in October

South Florida Paddle
Cost: $20

Pink in the Sunshine Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental: Wear your pink gear in support of breast cancer research and enjoy a discounted two-hour paddleboard rental. A complimentary picture of your group in their pink attire will be taken and emailed to all guests. The offer is also valid for those guests who opt not to wear pink, but we will be encouraging all guests to dress in pink for October. Online promotion code is THINKPINK. Of each $20 rental, $5 goes to charity.

Visit Palm Beach
Cost: $15

Pink Power Paddling: Every Saturday in October, wear pink and join Visit Palm Beach for a morning sample paddle of the South Cove Estuary in downtown West Palm Beach. Choose a single or double kayak or SUP (stand-up paddleboard). Available 9:30–10:15 a.m. Space is limited. Reserve online. Must be wearing pink to receive the $15 rate. Of each $15 rental, $5 goes to charity.

For a complete list of all the restaurants, spa treatments, and wellness offerings visit www.Spatober.com.

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September 26, 2017 · 1:47 pm

It’s Spatober at the Spa at PGA National and in the Palm Beaches

The Spa at PGA National is thrilled to announce it will participate in the second annual Spa and Wellness Month in the Palm Beaches this October. The month-long promotion throughout Palm Beach County highlights the array of wellness-focused offerings available throughout America’s First Resort Destination®. Designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, these featured spa therapies, wellness experiences and healthy treats are available at exclusive, limited-time prices only throughout the entire month of October 2017.

With the irresistible price of just $89 plus gratuity, take your pick from our Tickled Pink Menu featuring your choice of a 50 minute Roses Facial or Blushing Pink Rose Massage, or a 75 minute Pretty in Pink Manicure, Pedicure. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spa at PGA National will donate $5 of the proceeds for every Tickled Pink service booked to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. Not only that but all three services are accompanied by a mini bottle of rose prosecco. All three options will tickle your fancy so much it will be difficult to choose just one, so don’t. You can take advantage and choose more than one!

The Spa and Salon at PGA National just recently underwent a revitalization to the ladies lounge area including all new amenities like the indoor jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. Additionally, the relaxation lounge area has a modern new look!

When booking your service keep in mind these specials are valid Sunday through Friday only for the entire month of October. Call 561.627.3111 to book. I highly suggest planning ahead and booking in advance.

New Ladies Relaxation Lounge

Renovated Wet Area

All treatments include access to the Waters of the World Healing Mineral Pools

Spa and Wellness Month is a great excuse for a Girlfriends Spa Day

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Lady Spa Spa Loves it: Holly’s Raw Shea Body Balm

I recently have gotten to know Holly Elkin, entrepreneur and founder of Holly’s Natural Products, an exclusive line of 100% Organic, unrefined Shea Products. This got me thinking what’s so great about Shea Butter? So I did some research that I would like to share with you on why Shea Butter, especially high-quality Shea Butter is worth investing in.

Little known to me, Shea Butter, can actually be traced as far as back as to Egypt during the days of Cleopatra. There are actual accounts of caravans bearing clay jars of Shea butter which was a huge commodity for its cosmetic use in Egypt. Many other great travelers have also recorded observations about African culture and its use of shea butter as well, dating as far back as the 1300’s and to this day Shea Butter is widely used as a popular ingredient in many beauty brands like the Body Shop and Crabtree and Evelyn. But many of these products are diluted with chemicals and artificial ingredients, which does not allow you to enjoy the true benefits of unrefined, natural shea butter.

Here are just a few of the many, little-known benefits of and uses of organic Shea Butter:

1) It can be utilized as an effective insect repellant and it is known to relieve itching on contact.
2) Used in combination with citrus juices, it helps reduce body odor and makes a decent antiperspirant.
3) High-quality products like Holly’s Natural Product line of 100% Organic Unrefined Shea products contain a variety of natural antioxidants and fatty acids that include Vitamin E, which may heal the skin.
4)  For centuries African women have used this to rub their swelling bellies daily to avoid the delicate skin during pregnancy as well as to avoid stretch marks.
5) Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling. This might help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema and psoriasis.
6) Add it to your favorite shampoo or conditioner for use as a hair sealant or hair softener or to protect again UV rays. Plus it does not weigh hair down or leave an oily residue.

Holly’s Natural Products, strive to bring you the finest quality of 100% Organic, Unrefined Shea products. Her Body Balms come in a variety of scents in Raw, Coconut, Grapefruit, and Almond, to stimulate your senses! Rejuvenate your skin with a beautiful scent, shimmer, and softness while enhancing moisture for a healthier you! Visit http://hollysnaturalproducts.com to learn more.

Sources:(1-4)Shea Butter: The Nourishing Properties of Africa’s Best-Kept Natural Beauty by By W.G. Goreja
(5) http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1512-shea%20butter.aspx?activeingredientid=1512&activeingredientname=shea%20butter
(6) http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/11/shea-butter-benefits-for-hair.html

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Your guide to gorgeous wedding make up

Wedding make up by Alyson Sichenzia

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of your life so you definitely want to look and feel amazing.  Most Brides,  want a glowing, natural, wedding makeup look.

Here are six steps to a DIY Classic Wedding Look: 
Step 1) Prep your skin by using hydrating non-greasy products. Be sure to choose a primer that is serum based.
Step 2) Start with the eyes by prepping the area with an eye primer then start adding on that gorgeous, natural smoky eye pallet. The eyes are the window to the soul so if you are going to make a feature pop definitely make the eyes the focal point.
Step 3) As for your complexion, go with a light to buildable coverage just enough to cover, but not feel heavy or unnatural. Especially with the South Florida, you don’t want to wear heavy caked on makeup in the sun or heat.
Step 4) Apply a beautiful, natural highlight, and contour for dimension and glow.
Step 5) Apply eye-popping lashes for added glam.
Step 6) Pick the lip color that will say “I Do”. Go with something pretty and bold.
Most importantly if you have the budget, consider a professional makeup artist like Alyson. To perfect your look and be the most confident,  invest in a consultation with her before the big day so that you can strategize on what overall image you want for that day beforehand.  The last thing you need on your wedding day is any surprises. Remember its one day in your entire life and you want it to be picture perfect.
Beauty tips are provided by contributor  Alyson Sichenzia, Makeup Maven. Follow her on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com.
Receive spa and beauty advice straight to your inbox from a variety of contributors like the amazing Alyson Sichenzia, that are all experts in the field of making you feel and look fabulous.Be sure to post comments and questions!
A special note: When it comes to your wedding there is no detail too small and no request too big at South Florida’s premier destination and venue, PGA National Resort & Spa. Feel free to contact me directly to learn more!

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Spa at PGA continues celebration with 50 Shades of New specialty treatments


The Spa at PGA National has launched four new treatments keeping with the spirit of their “50 Shades of New” honoring their Spa’s recent unmasking of its revitalization. The theme is inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book by E L James that has become a global phenomenon.
The menu includes an Enlighten Me Facial that incorporates a purifying mask made from a blend of botanical essences in a base of gray volcanic ash and china clay, two of nature’s most potent detoxifiers. The Strip the Toxins Pedicure, will indulge your inner goddess as your feet are soaked in a soothing and cleansing warm soak followed by the same purifying clay mask that will not only leave you tingling but will reveal a youthful appearance. A Blissful Massage will relax your mind and renew your body with exotic oils that nourish the skin and replenish moisture. This massage will take you to your most blissful state of mind. Finally, an Inner Goddess Body Treatment will revitalize skin using an aromatic moisturizing lotion after a full body exfoliation, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Before or after any of the treatments guests can luxuriate at the Spa’s iconic outdoor Waters of the World Spa Pools, featuring European healing minerals from the French Pyrenees and wondrous salts from the Dead Sea in Israel. Ladies can also revel in the recently redesigned wet area featuring a new steam room, sauna, and state of the art locker room.

Explore more at spaatpga.com or call 561.627.311 to learn more.

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Spa unmasks new renovation with 50 Shades of New masquerade event

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The Spa at PGA National recently celebrated their recent revitalization with a ‘50 Shades of New’ Spa Masquerade event on Wednesday, March 29, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event was emceed by the local celebrity DJ, Josh Cohen: Host of the “The Hometeam” on ESPN West Palm. Past clients and loyal beauty partners were in attendance such as MoroccanOil, Phyto, Pure Fiji, Phytomer and specialty pop-up boutiques. Party goers enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, beauty samples, and a decadent dessert bar as they indulged in mini spa treatments like chair massages, polish changes, a braid bar, live Bamboo Massage demonstration, paraffin hand treatments and more. A sultry musical vocalist and saxophonist duo entertained attendees with both the classics and romantic modern day hits by the Waters of the World pools.

The million dollar Spa renovation recently unmasked in March, features an all new contemporary ladies lounge area, new sauna, steam room, indoor Jacuzzi, girls locker rooms and brand new furnishings at the Waters of the World pool deck. Attendees were sent on a scavenger hunt where they were requested to visit each of the renovated areas of the Spa to enter to win exciting giveaways. Corrine Whitaker, wearing the most creative spa masquerade themed costume hand made from paint color swatches scored a spa getaway for two complete with a stay in a spa suite and spa treatments for two.

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