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My Favorite Escape…

….Mariola’s Organic Spa and Retreat is on Groupon this morning!  They’re offering one hour organic facial or organic massage for only $40, normally a $95 service.  Make sure to take advantage of it and buy one for you and more for your friends.  It has a one year expiration date so you can use as gifts for special occasion.  I can think of one {Valentine’s} day coming up very, very soon!



Shellac (No Chip) Manicure

Day 2 of my pampering experience…decided to try this new shellac manicure.  I hear people talk about it all the time.  It’s supposed to be no-chip for 14 days (maybe even longer) and it dries instantly.  I love the french manicure and have tried acrylic nails.  But just never been a fan of acrylics.  My nails grow so fast that I always have that gap at the edge of the acrylics which totally BUG the scheisters out of me.  And I hate the unnatural feel of the nails.  You know, where you can’t feel what you’re touching and you never want to touch anything with your finger tips and blah.  I’m a busy girl and I hate the fuss.  I cook almost every day, do dishes and I just can’t be bothered with the acrylics.  But that’s just me!  I’m sure acrylics are great for others.

So…went to Vickie’s Personal Touch this morning and gave it a try.  They have a $5 off coupon that ends January 31, 2011.  So far I love the look.  My nails dried instantly.  I was out of there in 30 minutes and I can touch anything I want without the worry of chipping my newly manicured nails.  I asked them if it was “safe” on your nails.  Supposedly it is….but when your nail polish is about to chip off, NEVER pull them off as it can peel off a layer of your nail!  UGH!  Sounds painful.   Take a look at the picture below.  Those are my natural nails.  What do you think?  I’ll give you another review after 14 days and see what “I” think…. Ciao!

Shellac (No Chip) Manicure

A Very Organic Facial Experience

Today was my {ME} day.  No SEO, no SEM, no SM, just me and some pampering.  I had an hour-long date with the Elliptical machine while I watched my favorite HGTV, then I was off to Mariola’s Organic Spa & Retreat for an hour-long organic facial with Vanessa.  What an exquisite treat it was!  Let me walk you through my experience…

The spa was very inviting.  There were wonderful scent everywhere of incense, vanilla, a hint of strawberries or was it raspberries?  WOW!  It was purely magical.  I filled out a questionnaire.  Then Vanessa gave me a quick tour of the place.  When I walked in the treatment room, she explained to me what I needed to do and there I was, laying there anxious to experience what was next.

Threading?  That was my first.  I want to do that again.  My brows look sultry.  I love the shape of it.  Thanks Vanessa!

Next, facial….she started with a nice neck and shoulder massage, then facial massage, then some scalp, more facial, more neck and shoulders, facial again….ahhh, I’m in heaven!  There were harp instruments playing in the background and Vanessa is one of the angels!  She has very gentle hands with just the right strokes.  It was so very relaxing, I think I dozed off from time to time.  I really liked that they use organic products that is safe and gentle on my skin.  Plus, it smelled wonderful and gave me a nice glow afterwards.

You can tell Vanessa is passionate about what she does.  It comes through her hands.  Keep it up Vanessa!  Any of you want a facial treat….Vanessa works at Mariola’s Organic Spa & Treatment on Fridays from 10am to 6pm.