Piscataway Welcomes Massage Envy

 

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Guess who just opened up in Piscataway, NJ? Massage Envy!

I am a huge believer in massage and think everyone should get them on a regular basis. Facials too (although I’m not the best at getting them on a regular basis). So when I heard that a Massage Envy was moving into my town I was super excited. Getting a massage on a regular basis (at least once a month) is so good for you. It’s not only good for your body and makes you feel good, but its good for you mentally. It helps with stress and anxiety as well as your physical pains.

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I made an appointment with Keisha for a relaxing massage. When I arrived I was greeted by the front desk and I filled out some paperwork. Then one of the ladies at the front desk sat down with me to review the paperwork and find out my problem areas and explain how my experience would be. Keisha came out and we walked into the back and she asked me my problem areas. I always have issues with my scapula and near my shoulder blades. Probably from being at a computer and using my phone all day. There was a large poster on the wall of the body so she marked on it with the spots that were bothering me. Keisha did a great job and it was definitely a very relaxing massage.

After chatting with the salon manager she invited me back to do a face scan. Which I will admit I was terrified of. The machine wasn’t in the office that day which is why I scheduled an appointment to go back.

When I came back I met with Briana. She brought me back and had me sit down at a machine. Then I put my chin in and WOW you see EVERYTHING! It’s like a black light and there’s a mirror so I was able to see all the spots as well as her. This girl needs some eye cream STAT! My under eyes were super dry. That was the worst of it. Other than that it was better than I had anticipated but when I looked in the device under my eyes were just bags of dark purple and was a little freaky. But I’m glad I did it because now I know I need to use eye cream every day. I’ve been a religious moisturizer user for years but have never really used eye cream much.

Comment below and tell me if you get massages or facials regularly.

Also, what eye cream must I start using?

I Luv BBW – Bath & Body Works Review & Semi Annual Sale

 

As you already know from my previous post I love Bath & Body Works.  I’ve been using their products since they began and continue to love them more and more.

 

Recently I participated in the #BBWSummer Twitter party. If you’re not on Twitter yet you are missing out. It’s one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Plus it’s a great place to connect with all the brands you love.

 

During the #LuvBBW party we talked about summer, our favorite Bath & Body Works products and tons more. Their parties are always a blast.

I was thrilled to win a fab gift bag with tons of amazing products. Especially since they were scents I have not yet tried.

 

I received the Malibu Heat Triple Moisture Body Cream, Malibu Heat Fine Fragrance Mist, Malibu Heat Shower Gel, True Blue Spa Cooling Sunscreen Mist in SPF 30, True Blue Spa After Sun Moisturizer Hold It Right There, Slatkin & Co. White Sand Candle and a cute tote bag.

 

 

Malibu Heat

Malibu Heat reminds me of a yummy Malibu Bay Breeze. My hubby thought so too. Malibu Heat is a fresh blend of juicy pineapple, California orange and creamy coconut milk inspired by hot pink sunsets and twenty-seven miles of beautiful beach.

 

True Blue Spa Cooling Sunscreen

I had never tried their sunscreen before and it went on really nice. I’ve found that the spray sunscreens can smell a bit potent but this had a nice fragrance and gave great coverage.

Who wouldn’t wear sunscreen when it feels this good to put on? This SPF 30 sunscreen is a cool, refreshing mist that’s ridiculously easy to apply.

  • The fast drying formula compliments your on-the-go lifestyle
  • Quick-drying, ultra-lightweight texture

True Blue Spa After Sun Moisturizer Hold It Right There

Holy creamsicle! This smells amazing! This moisturizer went on very smooth but the kicker for me truly was the smell. Once you achieve the perfect tan, you’ll of course want to keep your pasty, pale friends jealous as long as possible. However sun exposure can cause dry skin and cause free radicals to age and damage skin. Their special after sun formula contains antioxidant vitamins C & E to help combat free radicals.

  • With soothing, moisturizing Aloe Vera to calm sunkissed skin
  • Lightweight, spreadable formula
  • Not tested on animals

Slatkin & Co. White Sand Candle

I love Slatkin candles and I love the beach! Who doesn’t? Now I can have the best of both worlds. Like the first long days of summer at the beach – sparkling grapefruit and sandalwood, with coconut milk and summer jasmine.

  • Highly fragranced candle created exclusively by Harry Slatkin and developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts
  • Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance
  • 4 oz. candle burns approximately 20 to 30 hours

 

I am so thankful to Bath & Body Works for giving me the opportunity to try out these amazing products. I loved them all. Go figure!

 

Their Semi-Annual Sale is going on now so hurry and go stock up!

Illume Balsam & Cedar Ceramic Candle – Product Review

Ok I’ve been completely obsessed with Illume products ever since my visit to the Red Door Spa. At the Red Door Spa I came across Illume products for the first time and wrote about my love for them HERE.

Recently Illume was having a holiday contest on their Facebook page. Of course I had to participate. Needless to say I won and received a Balsam & Cedar Ceramic Candle. The scent is amazing. It smells like the holidays but at the same time has a really clean scent to it. It’s not overly piney like many pine/holiday scents tend to be. It’s clean, fresh and holidayish and I adore it. Plus I can totally reuse the ceramic jar it came in once this scent runs out. Perfect!

 

Make sure you like Illume on Facebook and check out their website http://www.illumecandles.com/.

 

*Disclaimer – I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps – Product Review


Like me, I’m sure that Kiehl’s has been a household name for you. After all, they have been around since 1851.


For the holiday’s Kiehl’s has been holding a “Share Your Holiday Hope” contest. Fans may submit their holiday’s hope and if selected receive a 8.4 fl. oz. bottle of Creme de Corps Limited Edition Jeff Koons body lotion. 100% of Kiehl’s Worldwide Net Profits up to $200,000 will benefit The Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.

 

The Creme de Corps Limited Edition Jeff Koons lotion is super moisturizing. Perfect for the winter months! Plus proceeds go to a great cause.

 

Purchase this limited edition line by visiting http://www.kiehls.com or participate in the “Share Your Holiday Hope” contest and try and win a free body lotion. Kiehl’s is offering free gift wrap until Dec. 24th with every order.

 

*Disclaimer – The thoughts presented in this post are my own.

Mani’s, Muppets & Moi with Bliss Spa

Tomorrow the long awaited Muppets movie “The Muppets” hits theatres and I was amongst the first to see it.

Thanks to Bliss Spa I attended a screening premiere last night in NY with my hubby as part of a Twitter contest @BlissSpa sponsored. I was thrilled because I’ve been a huge Muppets fan since I was a kid.

When I entered the theatre we were greeted with Sofia Mini champagne and brownies. AND mani’s! Yes you heard me right Bliss Spa brought in their talented manicurists to give all the guests mani’s with the new Muppet’s collection by OPI. I opted for Pepe’s Purple Passion. I love the deep dark purple with little flecks of glitter. It’s perfect for the holidays! All the colors from the new collection were gorg it was hard to choose just one.

Pepe’s Purple Passion from OPI’s Muppet Collection

The film itself was better than I could have ever imagined. I loved the weekend’s growing up as I would sit with my hair in curlers, eating popcorn while watching The Muppet’s on TV. The guests, the banter between Kermit & Miss. Piggy, the music, I loved it. This film reminded me so much of why I loved them to begin with.

Since kids nowadays aren’t as familiar with The Muppet’s as us thirty- something’s I thought it was a great introduction to The Muppets for kids these days. It introduces the characters in a newer way. The film also recaps on things we recall from watching it on TV and also adds lots of pop culture references and includes a plethora of surprise celebrity guests. The Muppet’s are back! And better than ever in this new film. My hubby and I loved the movie!

Swag

Bliss Spa also provided us with a swag bag filled with their famous Lemon & Sage Body Butter, Dale and Thomas Kettle Corn, Glaceau SmartWater and a recipe for Lemon & Sage popcorn. Yum!

Start off the holiday weekend right and take a lil break and check out The Muppet’s tomorrow!

A special thanks to Bliss Spa for including moi in the night’s festivities.