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Flash Giveaway….open to anyone who can get to Toronto!

Hey all, if you are subscribed to yours truly this could be a huge opportunity for you!  I’m having a giveaway….and it’s beauty/skincare oriented!  Why am I doing this? Because I can!

Stay tuned to my twitter, facebook page, and instagram account…..like anyone of my ‘This giveaway starts NOW” and follow me on one account  or all 3 for your chance to win a gift card from one of my favorite Toronto spas-The Purebeauty Salon & Spa at Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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The rules are simple:

1. This giveaway is going to run for 2 hours.  I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, February 28th and contact them.

2. Anyone over 18 can enter, but this spa is located in Toronto so if you can’t get here, I’d pass it by.

3. I’d appreciate a re-tweet or a favorite or a like if you could please.  After all, it IS a GIVEaway.

So what’s the prize then exactly?

Well, it is a gift card from aforementioned spa-and has a value of over $100 CAD!  Good times!

Here’s the spa menu in case you needed ANY more convincing:

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oh and before I end this post, check this photo out because the giveaway starts NOW! Head on over to my twitter, facebook, or instagram or ALL 3!

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AR 35 treatment from Dermalogica-reveal your best looking skin!

*I am in the process of editing 2 photos for this post…stay tuned and sorry for any inconvenience*

It’s been awhile since I’ve experienced a treatment with Dermalogica.  I was excited to try out the new AR 35 treatment and it was SO GOOD that I need to tell you about it. Keep reading!

AR35 stands for Active Resurface 35 and Dermalogica states that ‘this is not a cookie cutter treatment.’  And I would have to agree…..AR35 is an advanced 45 minute resurfacing treatment that utilizes a synergy of the most active ingredients available in today’s skin care arena.

A 45 minute advanced skin exfoliation treatment with a focus on professional use only Exfoliant Accelerator 35.
• Includes customizable options
• Key benefits of Active Resurface 35:
-Visible results after one treatment
-Minimal redness/side effects post treatment
-Targets a range of skincare concerns
-Customization
-45min ideal for time sensitive clients

key ingredients include:

There’s a reason that this treatment is professional use only and you will feel that as you go through the treatment.  There is a definitely tingling and some heat (oh yeah it’s working!).  The skin therapist will determine the level of activity after a consultation and having a look at your skin. There are 3 treatment levels:

• Power Active
• Intensive Active
• Ultimate Active

After my treatment, my skin therapist (Amanda) applied an oatmeal mask to help soothe my skin. Post treatment, no intense cardio, steam rooms or saunas and you MUST use an SPF!  Thankfully, I use the SPF daily and don’t plan on using steam/sauna anytime soon.

Amanda also had a post treatment discussion with me and sent me home with some products that I promised I would use faithfully. Let’s just say I have a new ‘plan’ in terms of exfoliation and care of my skin…….

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My skin looks and feels divine.  It feels like my skin is in my 20’s again, it’s bright, soft, smooth and taut…..I haven’t experienced that in the longest time. I didn’t leave the treatment oily or greasy (which was a huge plus because I had some other appointments that day) and my face felt incredibly clean.  I’m looking forward to having this done again, perhaps in the later part of January.  It was totally worth it…..and if you have 45 minutes and want your ‘best’ skin, find a spa/salon near you that offers this treatment!

Regrets-Ritz Carlton Spa in Toronto, Ontario

I usually abide by the adage “You get what you pay for.”  Sometimes all the bells and whistles can’t make up for simply average service.  If that doesn’t set the tone for the rest of this post, I don’t know what will.

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Settling down at SITAMAA for a loooong overdue pedicure!

I was way overdue for a pedicure. I tend to delay them in the winter months-brushing it off with a ‘Who’s going to see my feet anyway.’  Well, since I am involved in yoga/pilates and changing my clothes at the gym or my socks after a cycling class-it seems like quite a few people (could potentially) see my feet.

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Rave: Hammam Spa Take Deux!

So you all know about my first time at Hammam Spa (if not, look here).  Despite that, I did enjoy the treatments and the results so I decided to book another appointment!

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