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.
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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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Tips and tricks to look like a princess this Prom

Prom is the first step into a new adventure in your life, a step towards a new you. This is the time where you can step out of our comfort zone or school uniform and look like a princess. If you have your dream date escorting you, here’s your chance to shine with a gorgeous look for that one night of the year.

Tips to looking your best for Prom:

1) Break out your glitter lip gloss to add sparkle to your everyday lipstick or consider a color that really pops like bold red, peach or even hot pink.

2) Use a contour and highlight kit, designed to sculpt, define, and highlight your face.add some pops of peaches, pinks, and reds as well as sparkle shadows for smoky eyes. Contour and highlight kits usually come with some great step by step directions.

3) Based on the color of your gown, add some pops of peaches, pinks, and reds to your makeup palette the night of the event. 

4) Looking to add some sophisticated drama to your look? Consider creating a smokey eye appearance with your eye shadows and then add some sparkle shadow over the top for even more Va Voom!  Visit http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Smoky-Eyes-With-Makeup for a step by step tutorial.

5) Remember these are memories you will look back at for a lifetime with photos and on social media. If you can afford it, definitely splurge on a makeup application for the night. It will pay off tenfold, and you will look like a million bucks.

 

Beauty tips by Makeup Maven Alyson Sichenzia. Follow her on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com. Be sure to post comments and questions! For more beauty tips from a variety of beauty, contributors subscribe to Ladyspaspa.com and receive spa and beauty news straight to your inbox.

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