Elemis Spa Treatment

The end of the year is a ton of fun. Lots of holiday parties to attend, lots of family and friends to see. But it can also be a lot of stress. Lots of Christmas shopping to get done, lots of last-minute deadlines to finish up.

I’ve been feeling the grunt of hard work lately, with my entire body wounded tight like a knot.

That’s when you know it’s time to go to the spa!

I checked in at Bliss Spa at the W Hotel in Hollywood and was hooked up with an Elemis Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow for my entire body. It was (for lack of a better word) bliss.

After changing, I was offered some yummy champagne and crackers and cheese.  Then, I was led to the massage room where the treatment began.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m kind of a newbie at this whole body treatment stuff and it’s definitely a vulnerable state to be in.

Think about it, you’re naked and a specialist is dripping warm oil luxuriously all over your body.  Then, the exotic lime and ginger salt glow scrub is brushed on.  I kind of felt like a chicken getting ready to get baked.  (But in the best way possible!)

All of my anxieties subsided once I got on the massage bed.  Elemis is known for some of the most exotic and indulgent spa-therapies for face and body and it was definitely an unbeatably relaxing experience.  Catering to all my senses, I got to smell and feel the tranquility of the Elemis spa treatment for an entire hour.  It was far too short, if you ask me!

Bliss is also offering take-home versions of Elemis’ skin and body treatments available in all of its 15 U.S. locations and internationally in its London spa. I walked away with a goody bag full of them which I will be trying out over the next couple of weeks.  Updates coming up!

For more information on Bliss and Elemis spa treatments, check out here and here.

Hair Nutrition with Byu-Ti Salon’s Natasha Sunshine

Jessica’s hair was dragging her down. Literally.  Nearing her hips, she was always swishing it around. (Especially in my face) I would tell her for months that her tresses were too long and most importantly, too unhealthy. It was time for a cut. And a color. And a treatment. And maybe a pedicure but that’s a story for another time.  We headed over to Byu-Ti Salon in Santa Monica, CA where the owner, Natasha Sunshine, is a pro at hair nutrition and not only making people look better, but more importantly,  feel better inside and out. As Jess got her hair completely revamped, I set out to learning from Natasha more about her salon and about taking care of one’s hair in general. And lemme tell ya, it’s not with 99 cent shampoos.
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