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15 days to better skin : book a facial …

Experts say that a the best way to reach a goal is to set small goals and reward yourself each time you reach that goal. Well, I’ve given you a 15-day guide to follow and you’re at 10 day. And I know you are good for five more, so today, I want you to set your reward for the end of this 15 days … and enjoy it.

Day 10 : January 10

Book a facial.

Whether you book just a facial or a full day at the spa, that’s up to you … but just make sure it includes a bit of pampering for your new skin. It could be a simple facial with extractions or a full on treatment complete with a peel but do your research and only book in for what you’re truly comfortable with.  This includes budget and time wise too.

Again, the key here is that it’s a reward. So treat it like one. The only stipulation is you make your appointment for 6 days from now – AFTER you complete your 15 day guide.

Go ahead – make that call!

TIP : If you don’t go for a facial regularly, ask friends who do for recommendations. Right down to the package they buy and the skin specialist they see.  You can’t go wrong with great recommendations.

HOMEWORK : Mark your appointment day in the calendar, and get motivated to finish up the 15-day guide to better skin.

BONUS : Want to book a skin treatment with us? Well, just give us a call and mention this guide, and book in our 75-minute session for just $99 plus HST!

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15 days to better skin : grab some nuts …

We’re just motoring through our 15 days here, aren’t we? As you can probably tell, beautifying the complexion incorporates so much more than just a great cleanser and face oil; and that’s why today, we’re focusing on how to fuel your body for a healthy glow.

Day 6 : January 6

There are plenty of dietary changes that can help alleviate and regulate any skin issues that might arise. For example, you may hear a lot about cutting out dairy or soy, or both dairy and soy all together. And of course there is also tonnes of info out there about eating more veggies, or consuming nothing about superfoods. Since you’re probably already watching what you eat to get bikini body ready in 6 months, I’m going to avoid any further nagging and chat at you about two snacks you can add to your diet without disrupting your current weight-loss plans.

WALNUTS AND ALMONDS

These two nuts are right up there with the “easiest snacks ever” that you can bag up and stick in your purse for on the go noshing. No prep. No mess. Eat straight from your tiny tupperware container.

Almonds, which are high in Zinc can help aid in the healing of wounds, skin rashes and exzema. Walnuts can also help prevent or calm down breakouts, but because of their Omega-3 fatty acid content they can keep you looking younger a little bit longer.

Incorporating both buts into your routine takes a simple trip to a bulk food store, and some prep in advance.

Crunch on.

TIP : If almonds or walnuts on their own don’t seem appealing to you, try adding them to a tasty salad for some added texture. If you’re not dieting, crush some walnuts on top of a delicious brownie, bowl of ice cream, or piece of chocolate cake!

HOMEWORK : Do your research on supplements for both Zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids. If you can’t adopt a routine of eating almonds or walnuts, and aren’t sure if your current diet incorporates enough of either nutrient, a supplement can help to top you up! Do speak with your GP first if you have any concerns about additional supplements.

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the holidays are (almost) here …

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 freshbeautifulskin@gmail.com.

Have any questions or don’t know what package would suit the lucky recipient best? No worries, email me directly at stephanie@freshbeautiful.com and I would be happy to help and address any concerns!

Happy Holidays Everyone (am I allowed to say that yet?)

-s-

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march madness : makeover your makeup bag!

alright – so it may not seem like it – but i promise, warmer weather is almost here.

it’s time to start spring cleaning and one of the places we tend to overlook is
our makeup bag, vanity tables and makeup tools.

if you happen to be one of those ladies out there who never take the time to
clean out their makeup bags, wash their brushes, or toss expired makeup,
then now is the time to turn over a new leaf!

this week, i provided Elle Canada with a few guidelines to breaking bad beauty “habits” and achieving clearer skin through a tidy vanity table.

read the article in full here!

hope you feel inspired for a cleaner, clearer and more beautiful spring.

have a great week,

-s-

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march 2013: in to spring we come…

 

with march break around the corner, it’s really easy to see greener and warmer weather on its way. with more sun to enjoy as the days progress, we all start to lighten up, lift our spirits, and for most – we start a rejuvenation process.

naturally, we start to look at ourselves more – deciding on new fitness routines, cleaning up our eating habits and taking care of our skin and bodies. its fitting, since we plan to wear less layers and put more of ourselves on display. :)

plenty of you have been calling into the studio to get your complexion in shape! good for you and smart move. now that winter is over, it’s a really good idea to clean and slough away all the build-up, dry skin, and irritation cause from indoor heating, windburn and woolly, itchy scarves. aside from booking a preserve+nurture skincare treatment with us here at the studio, here are some other tips to help get your skin ready for spring 2013:

try dry brushing: it’s not just your complexion – its your body too! try introducing a dry-brush for the entire body into your pre-shower routine. exfoliate the entire body, from the toes up to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, get the blood flowing and to release toxins int he system.

add in a serum: a serum can provide deeper, more intense hydration than just a moisturizer alone. thinner than most moisturizer formulas, it penetrates deeper and does more active work to rev-up and repair the skin. apply before your moisturizer and makeup for the best effect and watch your skin glow from within. try Consonant Body’s HydraExtreme or Pure+simple Collagen Elastin Plus.

take less hot showers: i’m guilty of subjecting my hair and body to super hot – wait, SCALDING – showers in the colder months … not great for my skin. but as outdoor temps rise and indoor heating temps can come down, adjust the temp in the shower. a warm instead of hot shower not only saves you energy and money, but you will see a vast improvement in your hair and skin – your hair will be less frizzy and dry and same with your skin (though – skin cannot get frizzy anyway – but you know what i mean).

if you’re looking to start with your complexion … and you’re looking to start with us, we do have a great March 2013 promotion available that will take you right through to summer. enjoy six of our “be fresh” crystal microdermabrasion appointments for just $315 plus HST which is a saving of 30%. to book, just email or call!

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february 2013 is here!

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