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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Beverly Hills Thibiant Spa for supreme pampering!

What could possibly be better than an amazing and relaxing facial?  An amazing and relaxing facial at the Thibiant Spa in Beverly Hills!  A firm believer in monthly facials (within reason, of course), I was beyond excited to finally be able to visit the Thibiant Spa for the 80 minute Collagen Facial.  The Thibiant Spa has been mentioned in the pages of Allure, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, In Style and Lucky magazines, just to name a few, and it was finally my turn to see for myself just how fabulous the Thibiant really was!
Beyond the vibrant blue awnings of the Thibiant, Nirvana awaits.  I was greeted with cheerful smiles and welcoming faces as I was escorted into the women’s changing area.  I was given a locker complete with a luxurious spa robe and slippers for ultimate comfort.  After I had changed into my robe and slippers (and sampled some of the hand cream on the vanity) I sauntered into the lounge area where I was to wait for Faye, my skin care expert for the afternoon.  One wall was lined with massage chairs, which I immediately got comfortable in.  Across the room and noticed a beautiful and calming waterfall against the wall across from me.  I also spotted a cappuccino machine stocked with various hot beverage options, some fresh fruit and some dainty looking tea cookies that smelled delicious!  I opted for a cappuccino and glass of cucumber water while I sat enjoying the massage chair.
I was already completely relaxed by the time Faye was ready for me.  She led me up the stairs into her soothing treatment room.  The walls and ceiling were subtly painted to resemble the sky, very calming.  Faye took her time examining my skin knowing exactly which treatment I would benefit the most from.  I closed my eyes and let Faye get to work.  As I lay there, I couldn’t help but imagine all of the famous faces she must have worked on during all of her years at Thibiant.  I asked Faye about the other services provided at the Thibiant. In addition to facials, massages, spray tanning, hair care, make up application, waxing, and body wraps, at the Thibiant Spa you can also make appointments with the doctors on staff for things such as Botox and Restylane injections.  Toward the end of my facial, I was treated to something I’d never experienced during any facial I’d previously had, a warm, chamomile face mask.  It was heaven!  Faye left me alone with my thoughts for about 10 minutes while the warm mask calmed my soul.  It was amazing.  I didn’t want it to end!  After my facial, Faye led me back to the lounge area and made sure I’d had time to experience one of the massage chairs.  I assured her I most definitely had!
I left with a few Thibiant products to try at home and they are fantastic!  I have super sensitive skin around my eyes and have a hard time finding eye creams that don’t irritate my skin, but the Moisture Eyes Eye Cream is so gentle that I haven’t had any irritation in the two weeks I have been using it.  The Calming Face Wash Gentle Cleansing Milk is also very gentle and removes all traces of make-up…even thick layers of black mascara.  I’ve only used the Matte Sense Absorbing and Purifying Mask once since my visit since I was instructed to limit use to only once a week or so, but it’s another amazing product that left my skin looking ultra-smooth and soft!
For more about the famous Thibiant Spa in Beverly Hills, visit ThibiantBeverlyHills.com or call 310.278.7565 to schedule your appointment.  Maybe I will see you there!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free Your Mane!

The Sulfate Free Shampoo hydrates with oils including sweet almond oil, pomegranate seed and argon oil, which help strip away damage from harsh weather and styling conditions.

The Daily Detangling Conditioner does its magic smoothing and softening frizz and edges, repairing the harm done by the wind and other cold weather elements.

The Reviving Spray reactivates tresses natural style using a blend of rich oils to eliminate the risk of frizz that plain water creates. The Reviving Spray is refreshing for over-stressed dry hair while providing a strong and light weight hold that’s tough enough to battle the unpredictable winter season.

After just one use of the Free Your Mane shampoo/conditioner/hairspray regime, my hair was noticeably softer, glossier, and most of all completely de-frizzed! As I type this I keep pausing to run my fingers through my hair. Really!

You can find these treasures from Free Your Mane at Ricky’s NYC Stores, www.RickysNYC.com and www.FreeYourMane.com

Original review can be found at HelloDollface.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CATWALK by TIGI for runway ready hair!

Inspired by fashion and designed by hairdressers, TIGI introduces its new Catwalk Session Series, a high performance styling collection that will transform your hair visions from Plain Jane to runway ready (or at least your own version of the runway)!
Included in this amazing collection:  Salt Spray, Styling Cream, Transforming Dry Shampoo, True wax, Wet Look Gel, Finishing Hairspray (my personal fave) and Work It Hairspray.  The collection makes up TIGI’s newest and most sophisticated line of high-performance styling products.  Of the collection, these are my personal top three:
TIGI’s Salt Spray is best used to achieve that beachy, texturized, low-maintenance, sexy look we all love!
TIGI’s Finishing Hairspray is perfect for a brushable hold and fights frizz (an uphill battle for yours truly).  It also works to hold those ultra-glam retro up-do’s in place!
TIGI’s Transforming Dry Shampoo worked not only to spruce up my in-between-wash coif, but it also gave me extra volume when I sprayed it on my clean hair for a little lift in my otherwise boring ponytail.
Designed with professional stylists and the catwalk in mind, the collection is advanced enough for professional use, but easy enough to be implemented into your daily hair care routine. 
TIGI’s Catwalk Session Series is designed to give extreme versatility backstage and beyond!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mani Of The Week - The Muppets by OPI

I L-O-V-E The Muppets!  Both of my parents love to share the story of me as a baby only falling asleep to The Muppets on the TV. So when I heard that OPI was coming out with The Muppets Collection I couldn't be more excited!

This week I'm showcasing Fresh Frog Of Bel Air by OPI.  To give it some depth, I first painted on Caught With My Khaki's Down by Sephora by OPI.  With Fresh Frog layered on top I got this awesome pop of sparkly green!

The entire collection is fabulous!