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BAILEYS® coffee creamers – “spa day” monthly sweepstakes

Each month BAILEYS Coffee Creamers features a new contest to win merchandise or other exciting items. This month they want to help you start the new off right with a resolution to be Pampered! Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to a spa near you and enjoy a revitalizing spa service courtesy of BAILEY’S Coffee Creamers.

Click here to enter.

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Get Tipsy for the Cure at Tipsy Spa and Salons this October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, head to Tipsy Spa, Salon and Lounge’s three locations for the entire month of October  to enjoy a variety of “pink” specials while at the same time as donating to a good cause. 15% of your pink treatment costs will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Breast Cancer Awareness Specials for October include:

  • Survivor Free Manicure- Cancer survivors will be treated to a complimentary manicure.
  • Pink of hearts manicure with pink mask and choice of Pink Mimosa, sake based Pink Diva Cocktail or a ‘Tween Diva which is non-alcoholic sparkling cider.
  • Pink of hearts pedicure with pink mask and choice of pink cocktail. The mask is best explained as a facial for your feet.  A scrub is used and exfoliates while the mask softens and is massaged on for a pleasant experience.
  • Pink hair extensions- go wild with pink  hair added into your natural hair acting as highlights.

Tipsy’s locations offer a unique spa experience!  They are one of the only spas/salons with a liquor license to serve alcohol. So while you are getting a pedi with a friend sip on a glass of cabernet. Or kick back and watch the latest music videos on flat screen televisions throughout the spa while enjoying a chocolate martini.  Perhaps you are due for fill? Well no need to skip happy hour. Catch up with the girls and take care of your pampering needs at the same time. In addition, they are open seven days a week with convenient late hours.  With locations in Wellington, Jupiter and Boca Raton they offer a full range of massage, hair, waxing and nail services.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

According to their website “Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they are working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. They have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Book your “pink” appointment before October 31st at any of their three locations:

Wellington www.tipsyspa.com 561 333-0413    

Jupiter www.tipsyjupiter.com 561- 626-6074

Boca Raton www.tipsyspa.com 561-338-1095   

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Be Beach Bound this Fall with Ft. Lauderdale Spa Chic Stays

This fall a select group of Spa resorts in the Ft Lauderdale area have gotten together to offer Spa Chic Stays. Twelve participating resorts will offer discounted packages that include your spa treatment and a resort overnight stay for the ultimate in relaxation. Take a time out and head to partipating resorts to indulge in some rest, relaxation and the Sunny beaches of Fort Lauderdale.

Here are best of the Spa Chic Stays you can take advantage of this Fall, August 15th through September 30th:

1) Hollywood Beach Marriott Hotel’s Escape! Spa Package:   Enjoy accomodations and breakfast for two at Latitudes Beach Café with incredible ocean views.  Recieve $100 in credits at the Spa on the Broadwalk, plus 20% off toward spa product. Rates from $199. Promo code “SPA” or click here to book.

2) Lago Mar Resort and Club Spa Chic Stay: Includes one night in an Executive Suite, complete with bedroom, living room and Private Balcony. Plus your choice of  Aromatherapy Salt Glow / 45 minutes or Swedish Massage / 80 minutes. Rate of just $261 (includes taxes and gratuities). Click here to book.  Available Sept 1-30, 2010.

3) Ritz Carlton, Ft Lauderdale: Indulge in your choice of either a 50 min. Wellness Massage  or a (5o min.) Eminence Stone Crop Facial continued by an evening in Ft Lauderdale’s only AAA Five Diamond intracoastal hotel. Rates starting at $278. Click here to make a reservation.

4) Westin Beach Resort’s Spa Chic Package at the Heavenly SpaIncludes one night accommodation and one signature 80 minute Rollerssage, per stay (not per person). Contact the Heavenly Spa at (954) 245-3040 to book your signature treatment. Rates starting at $239. Click here to reserve.

Cannot afford to take a full night for yourself even though I would highly advise it? Then check out the $99 Spa Chic Services offered this fall and indulge for at least for the day!

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A Day at Eau Spa at Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

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Eau Spa is nothing like I have ever experienced. It is an experience versus a treatment. A journey versus a visit. A self-indulgent treat that every person should enjoy at least once!

I felt like a kid in a candy store. Every turn offered some new and different experience and time just seemed to slip through the cracks. And it just so happens, right by the front desk you will see a clock projected onto the lobby floor. The clock actually goes backwards with the idea that time here does not matter. Perhaps, the underlying theory is that a visit here can actually turn back the hands of time, due to the result of feeling younger.

First things first, shopping! I visited their creatively named bEAU-tique which offers some unique items such as women’s clothing from around the globe, Cornelia skin care products, and featuring their signature scented products in Lemon grass and Green tea.

Next I was escorted to the check in area which is, a beautiful room that houses a wishing pool. After I answered some questions on a Personal Care Guide, I was lead over to make a wish. I was given a spa wish card and told to make a wish. I then placed a tea light into the water and “pushed” my wish officially into the universe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I spent some time in the warmth of the Florida sun in the Self Centered Garden, lounging on a floating chair while dipping my toes in a cooling shallow pool of water. Around me, lush green vegetation, contemporary plush furnishings in bright jewel tones like greens and blues, water falls everywhere. The sounds were enough to clear my mind. A  man in white offered me a chilled towel to wipe my brow and another surprise; a lavender-vanilla ice cream shot in honor of the Ritz Carlton’s Summer Ice Cream celebration.

Lunch was served waterfall side at a nice table for one. Just me,  dining on delectable grilled chicken, Caesar Salad with a mix of grape tomato salad, and yummy olives at a table for one! While nibbling on my guiltless salad I spoiled myself with a refreshingly sinful Blueberry Caphinira.  And to top off the deliciousness, I was sure to try out a couple of the scrumptious mini chocolate cupcakes the spa is known for.

It’s time for my appointment and Massage Therapist, Mel has arrived to lead me to the Play Villa. Eau Spa does not have just any old treatment rooms. They actually have villas for one or for two with outdoor private patio decks equipped with showers and some even have outdoor baths! The Crushed Pearl Body Smoother made me feel like royalty as a mixture of crushed pearls and minerals were rubbed into my skin to polish and soften. After an invigorating outdoor shower in the privacy of my very own deck, I returned to the warm massage table to be massaged from head to toe in a Pearl body oil that left me soft ,with a lustrous finish.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Next, I return to the Eau Zone, the garden view waiting area, and within minutes I’m whisked away by the friendly nail specialist, Lori, who will be performing a Champagne Shimmer Pedicure on me. talk about champagne taste, the cool part about this pedicure is a solution of champagne and oils are literally poured over your feet in addition to a traditional pedicure. Lastly, a warm paraffin wrap and a thoroughly relaxing leg massage before my polish of choice. Lori even brought me a glass of bubbly to sip on and a yummy cupcake to enjoy during my treatment.

To top off the amazing day, I headed to the Bath Lounge and dosed off for a few minutes on a heated tile lounger located in the relaxing room. The Bath Lounge consists of a room with a jumbo sized Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and even a steam shower.

My spa fantasy has come to an end, but before I leave I take advantage of a full range of the Signature scented Green Tea and Lemongrass lotions and products to freshen up before I depart. The scent lingers as I write this and I remember the Spa fantasy that came true for me and I hope some day for you.

Call Eau Spa  at 561.540.4960 for an experience of the senses you will never forget. 

Learn more about my Eau Spa experience by visiting http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-55624-West-Palm-Beach-Day-Spas-Examiner/

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Spa Services for a Fraction of the Cost

Empty pockets this month? Well what if I told you there was a still a way to enjoy a facial, massage or body treatment using top product lines like Elemis or Aveda starting at the low price of  just $25 dollars. Well no joke,  just head to your local beauty or spa school and you can do just that!

In Ft Lauderdale visit the Florida College of Natural Health’s Public Clinic on Saturdays until 4 pm. 

In Plantation, Florida  head over to the Aveda Institute and treat yourself to a full menu of services using top quality Aveda products. You can even purchase Aveda products at the Institute and take advantage this month of the Recharge your Skin Event! When a customer comes in and purchases $55 in skin care products they receive a free 60 minute facial!  Customers can also receive a complimentary skin care masque sample with any skin care consultation.  This promotion runs until July 31st.

Local Beauty and Cosmetology schools offer spa services to locals because the students that attend those schools need to practice all that they have learned during their coursework. Usually spa students will have a certain amount of hands-on training and theory in esthetics and massage therapy prior to beginning the clinical portion of the program, where they perfect their skills on guests.Then off they go to work at your local day spa. Basically you will be supporting your local schools by offering yourself to them as spa guests and at the same time as enjoying a treatment or two at amazingly low costs!

At both schools, all services are performed by senior level students, who have reached a level of ability necessary to perform services on the public. The students are supervised by experienced instructional staff, so no need to worry yourself about any unusual spa disasters.

Keep in mind that the Estheticians and Massage Therapists are still learning and practicing for their new career. So by lowering your expectations slightly, you might be completely surprised and have a really positive refreshing experience at a fraction of the cost of your local day spa!

Contact FCNH at 954.975.6400 to book an appointment this Saturday for a classic facial or massage using high end Elemis products. Or call the Aveda Institute which has weekday and weekend hours at 954.990.0484 for facials, body treatments, massage, nails, waxing and makeup. I can guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed especially when your wallet is still full!

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The Lane Spa, a Hidden Gem in Palm Beach Gardens

Nestled in Prosperity Gardens plaza is a hidden gem in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens.   When I arrived at the Lane Spa I did not exactly know what to expect. From the looks of the exterior I might have been a bit fooled. It looked to me like a doctors office from the outside.  But once I entered and passed through the cute little boutique area I was warmly greeted by the attendant who asked me to take a seat in the waiting area and complete some brief paperwork. As I sipped on some delightful Clementine Orange Water I noticed  there was not chair to spare in the lounge and it was surprisingly 9 a.m on a Saturday.

 At 9 am sharp I was welcomed by Ashley who is not only a trained and licensed professional esthetician, but a licensed and educated Massage Therapist, as well.  Little did I know that I would be in for ideally the most thorough and enjoyable facial I have probably ever had. The facial I had was 60 minutes of pure bliss using Image Skin Care, pharmaceutical grade skincare products which yield outstanding results and offer several different lines that can be used together for customization based on need or ailments.

I have been noticing dry patches on my face recently and Ashley took the time to review my skin at the start of the facial to ensure she used products that would be perfectly suited to my skincare needs.  After three different cleansing steps being lightly and gently massaged into my face at the same time as a light steam mist soaked into my skin and exfoliating treatment was used, she gently extracted any clogged pores. Then a masque was applied and while it soaked into my skin she gently massaged my hands, arms, neck and shoulders for a relaxing treat. Once the masque was removed she then applied two different moisturizers and even conditioned my lips.

The facial was a ten step process and at the end of it I felt like I had been given a new face. No pore on my face was left untouched. My skin was soft, supple, radiant and flawless.

Before I departed I took advantage of Ashley’s wealth of knowledge to learn more about the Image skincare line and asked her a few questions.  She was patient and kind and definitely not trying to push any products on me.

When it really boils down to it even though I did not get to hang around in a robe and slippers or chill out in a steam room, I got what I paid for and that was a most amazing facial at a reasonable cost.  So if you are looking for all the bells and whistles with an average treatment, The Lane Spa is not the place for you. If you want what you are ideally going to the spa for and that is a high quality service with with educated professionals that use top grade products, then head to The Lane Spa.

Call today for your appointment at  561.691.0104. Or visit their website and learn about their incredible monthly specials like July’s one hour Signature Facial and One hour Signature Massage for just $134.


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Get Fit and Pampered at LifeTime Athletic Club

Courtesy of Lifetime Fitness

Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club recently started offering a Life and Learn 101 Series, a monthly group fitness class devised to teach the public the fundamentals of various types of new exercise disciplines in a fun, interactive setting. This allows people to learn about some exercises that perhaps they may not even be aware of.

 Life and Learn 101 classes will be held once monthly at Life Time Athletic Club, with each month having a unique new fitness focus. Zumba 101 launches this month, on Friday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. led by Bernadett. In this class you will learn the basics of Zumba, which fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program.  The Life and Learn 101 series is open to the public and classes are just $5 per person benefiting the Life Time Fitness Foundation, a 501 c3 organization supporting healthy kids and healthy communities.  Each attendee also receives a $3 gift card to use anywhere in the facility!

 Why not indulge at LifeSpa and get fit with the Life and Learn class afterwards? Enjoy the 72,000 sq. foot  state of the art facility which boasts tons of amenities. Relax in the whirlpool tub, exhale in the steam room or sauna, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool or walk the indoor track.  You might build up an appetite with all this zumba-ing around and you won’t feel guilty with an all natural bite at LifeCafe for dinner or sipping down an organic smoothie.

 An advanced reservation is required for both the Life and Learn Series fitness classes as well as a spa treatment, so call (561)750-3500 for Zumba 101 and call LifeSpa at (561) 208-5924.

 About Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club:

Located at 1499 Yamato Rd. in Boca Raton, Florida, the new Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club is South Florida’s largest and most exclusive health resort offering a multitude of amenities, including more than 300 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, multiple group exercise classes, Pilates and yoga studios with free and fee-based programs, a unique cycle theater, team of certified personal trainers and programming, a wide selection of adult and youth programs and activities, full-size basketball court and four squash courts. The facility also features pristine indoor and outdoor pools. A full service spa and all natural, and organic café called LifeCafe are also features not to be missed.

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