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You’re probably tempted to start your yearly spring cleaning routine – sprucing up the home, freshening up your wardrobe, and doing a real good wipe down of everything you own … but how about this for a change : start your spring cleaning with you!
YES … YOU!
There is no better way to welcome in spring than by freshening up your skin – you know, your complexion that took a beating over the past four-five-maybe six months. Do away with all the dullness and dryness winter gifted to you, and pop by your favourite little beauty studio for some much needed r&r : repair and rejuvenation (for your skin)!
YEP! I said skin …
Taking care of your skin today, means having it look and feel better by summer. It can mean brightening and clarifying the skin instantly, needing less makeup as the temperatures rise, and having a great canvas for a summer bronzy glow!
To help you get started, we have the perfect “spring cleaning” routine for you : three 55-minute fresh+beautiful EXPRESS skincare treatments scheduled 2-3 weeks apart for brighter and healthier skin by summer! Our fresh+beautiful treatment consists of crystal microdermabrasion coupled with some low level light therapy (aka cold laser – that highly effective light stimulation trend everyone and their mother should be getting done!) to help resurface, rejuvenate and revamp your complexion almost instantly!
And to make it easier for you, we’ve bundled the treatments into one budget-friendly price of $295 plus HST! That’s less than $100 per treatment, but still 55-minutes of pure skin bliss.
All you need to do from here is book your first appointment …
April is officially here, so get yourself booked in : Call us at 416.727.1754 today!
For most of this guide, we’ve focused on repairing and renewing the skin because the key is to get your skin back into shape. But what happens once you meet that goal?
Day 13 : January 13
Protect your skin.
Today, I want you to grab your tablet (or laptop, or smartphone) and start researching on your options for SPF. This is especially important if you’ve been relying on a moisturizer or foundation base that claims to have SPF included. You need a standalone SPF if you really want to protect your skin. While the SPF included in your products can help to protect, it’s not their #1 goal. An SPF-specific product is your best bet for fighting off increased and future sun damage and aging.
Before you think “okay – I’ll just pick up some Coppertone” … no no … plenty of cosmetic brands have SPF that will fit a bit better with your daily skin and beauty routine. They are lightweight in texture and feel, making it much easier to wear day in and day out. Choose one with an SPF of at least 30 or higher. You’ll want to apply your SPF at the end of your skincare routine, but before makeup.
Never forego sun protection. Even in the winter months, your skin needs its SPF. Be very diligent about it to prevent a plethora of skin issues down the road.
Have fun in the sun!
TIP : Ask for samples and try them all out under your makeup. While all may protect equally, some might create a better base for your makeup than others.
HOMEWORK : If your budget allows, you can pick up an extra SPF product in stick form. You can stick this in your purse and reapply as needed throughout the day especially when you’re outside more than expected.
I’m hoping by now your skin is taking top priority in your daily rituals, morning and night; that you’re beginning to reap the benefits, and you want to keep it up. If so, I’m ready to share with you the tip I recommend to all my clientele, regardless of their skin type.
Day 12 : January 12
Embrace face oils.
I have a lot of clients that I recommend this to look at me in shock and concerned that using face oil will just promote ongoing oily skin … but many experts will tell you the exact opposite is true … and so will plenty of my clients.
Whether you apply face oil directly to the skin as is, or add a few drops to your existing moisturizer, face oils can help to regulate oil production and hydrate at the same time. They can also be used to remove makeup and cleanse the skin before you wash, which is much more gentle than stripping away your makeup with a remover or soap based cleanser.
There are some great brands available with a range of face oils to combat skin issues such as acne or rosacea, while others can aid in the fight against aging. You can also check out the health food aisle or a nearby health and nutrition store for natural and organic versions. And the best face oil DIY … well for me, it’s organic coconut oil straight out of the jar.
If you’re still unsure about applying oil directly to the skin, start off small with adding just a drop to your moisturizer or night cream. You’ll still notice results, and eventually become more comfortable with using face oil on its own and directly to the skin.
And that’s when the magic happens …
TIP : Get comfortable with it. Start with a simple face oil before moving on to face oils that help to combat certain skin issues.
HOMEWORK : TRack your progress with face oils. Whip out the camera, and track the changes in your skin after a week of using face oils.
Now that the Hallowe’en candy is on sale, all the haunted decorations safely put away, and carved pumpkins composted and NOT smashed … bring on the holiday cheer! There are approximately 7 shopping weekends left until the most wonderful day of the year which means just over 7 weeks for you to find, purchase, and wrap up all the beautiful pieces you plan to gift your loved ones. May the odds be ever in your favour.
Between your BFF and your second cousin twice removed (why do people say that?), gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and all prices high and low. Yet, the parking spaces, the traffic, and the available credit space seem limited. In hopes that we can help to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier, we have the perfect stocking stuffers prepared just for you!
Purchase a gift certificate for our 55-minute fresh+beautiful express treatment (regularly $119) for just $99 plus HST; opt for our signature 75-minute fresh+beautiful treatment (regularly $139) and pay $109 plus HST.
Wait, it gets better!
Purchase a gift certificate package for three sessions of our 55 minute fresh+beautiful express treatment for just $285 plus HST. That’s $72 in savings.
Or how about you go full out, purchase a gift certificate package for three sessions of our 75 minute fresh+beautiful treatment for just $315 plus HST. That’s $102 saved and safely tucked away in your back pocket.
And let’s not forget about the most important person on your list – YOU. You need a little something something to congratulate yourself for getting through another year and another holiday season, don’t you? Our gift certificate package pricing is available for you to purchase and take advantage of as a gift to YOU, from YOU … because we believe there is no one who deserves it more!
To purchase (or book!) any gift certificates, please call 416.727.1754 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have any questions or don’t know what package would suit the lucky recipient best? No worries, email me directly at email@example.com and I would be happy to help and address any concerns!
Happy Holidays Everyone (am I allowed to say that yet?)
have you been enjoying this amazing SummerSixteen weather we are having? i bet you are … the sun has been shining, the temperatures bearable, and there definitely isn’t any shortage of cottages and patios to hang out at. the only thing that can put this summer over the top is looking your absolute best breezing through it. i’m talking about glowing skin, sweat-proof makeup, and a healthy dose of summer colour! i’m probably also talking about our upcoming Workshop Wednesday to teach you all about that …
last month, we introduced our very first Workshop Wednesday at the studio where we invite the community to join us for an evening filled with skincare and beauty tips that we want to share with you. it’s about helping you feel great about your skin, boost your beauty confidence, and delivering to you the latest in skincare and innovation. this month’s workshop takes place this coming July 27th, 2016 at 7:30 pm and focuses on tips and tricks for PERFECT summer skin … keep on reading below, or reserve your spot now buy purchasing your ticket here!
Grab your girlfriends and join us for an evening of fun, informative and hands-on tutorials hosted at the BlushPretty || fresh.beautiful studio at College and Dovercourt. Our team of expert skin therapists cover everything you need to know about skincare and skin therapies to what works best for your skin type and your schedule.
This Month: Tips & Tricks for Perfect Summer Skin
Summer skin care isn’t just about incorporating SPF into your daily regime. As the temperatures rise your daily do’s and don’ts should change too. Your skin needs added protection against the harsh elements, a moisture fix that won’t leave your skin feeling suffocated, and a fresh approach to that perfect 5 minute face for summer. This month we walk you through what you need to do now, while it’s hot, and later as you move into fall.
This session includes: a summer skin tutorial, a personalized skin consultation, and a summer beauty reboot designed just for you!
Wednesday, July 27th 7:30pm – 9:00pm
907 College Street (at Dovercourt)
Tickets are just $10 - purchase here!
Hope to see you there!
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what a way to begin february 2015 huh? a snowstorm that kept many of us safe and toasty at home today! while i’m never one to enjoy the frigid temperatures, i do appreciate a cozy winter white snow day … but not forever. before we know it spring will be here - thankfully – and we can do away with all the winter layers including the layers of dry, dead skin cells that have built up slowly but surely made its way over our complexions.
as always, each month brings to you a new promotion from us at the studio, and therefore we decided that this february – the month of love – we would offer our package promotions that will have your skin glowing and ready when the warmer months roll around. you’ll be loving your skin before you know it …
let’s cut to the chase then, huh? here are this month’s promotions:
three fresh+beautiful treatments for $325
perfect for those who plan to come and see us once a month for the next three months.
six fresh+beautiful treatments for $600
six treatments scheduled two weeks apart gets you bright by spring; planning to be complexion perfection by summer? schedule them three weeks apart.
twelve fresh+beautiful treatments for $1100 (save over $500 – amazing deal!)
whether it’s once a month, or once every other week, twelve treatments can give you glowing, radiant skin all year round!
whichever package you pick, you really can’t go wrong. see softer and smoother skin after one treatment, and younger and brighter skin after three. don’t get us started on the results that happen after six treatments … :)
to purchase one of our february package promos, just send us an email or give us a shout. firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.727.1754
looking forward to hearing from you – until then, stay warm!