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Florida Keys Spa Specials October 16-20

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

With so many things competing for our attention in the frenzied pace of life, it can be difficult to find the time to care for ourselves.  During the week of October 16-20, I urge you to relax, rejuvenate and de-stress.   Lucky for us, several local Florida Keys salons and spas will be offering discounted spa packages for the ultimate opportunity to recharge.

When was the last time you did something for you or gave the gift of complete relaxation?  Better yet, indulge in a couples massage with your significant other or get your girlfriends together for a few hours of primping and pampering.

Never had a facial?  How about acupuncture?  Spa Week is also a great opportunity to try a new spa treatment at a much lower cost.  That way, you’re not paying full price for something you may not love.

To take advantage of these amazing specials, call one of the following spas and make reservations for the week of October 16-20.

Tavernier – Kiki’s Spa

Kiki’s Spa is offering several spa packages for just $99 dollars.  Packages include a number of treatments including: LED therapy treatment with customized anti-aging or anti-acne face mask, wash and blow dry, back treatment with exfoliating scrub, hot towels and foot massage, paraffin treatment for hands with hand massage, Xtreme lash application, and a spray tan.  In addition, each package includes access to an exclusive VIP beverage and snack bar, luxurious robe and slippers to wear during your treatments and a special gift for Spa Week participants!  For more information on these spa packages or to book an appointment, go to KikisKeysSpa.com or call 305.852.0011.

Islamorada – Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella Spa will be offering the following for Spa Week: a 90 min couple’s massage for $220 ($30 savings), three acupuncture treatments for $245 ($90 savings), a 90 min Swedish massage with aromatherapy facial for $150 ($25 savings) and an anti-aging facial with microdermabrasion for $125.  To book any of these offerings, call 305.664.4558.

Islamorada – Blu Bamboo

Blu Bamboo is offering 10% off of their services and 20% off products for Spa Week. Call 305.664.9342 to book an appointment.

Marathon – Hawks Cay Calm Waters Spa

The Calm Waters Spa at Hawks Cay will be offering a 50 min Swedish massage for $99 ($40 savings) and 80 min for $160 ($40 savings), essential 50 min facial for $99 ($40 savings) and a Key Lime mani / pedi for $99 ($30 savings).  All spa services also receive complimentary use of the steam sauna and Jacuzzi.  To book an appointment at the Calm Waters Spa in Marathon, call 305.289.4810.

Key West – Isle Style Salon, Spa and Boutique

Isle Style Salon, Spa and Boutique will be offering their Relax Isle Style Spa Package for just $80.  This promotion includes a glass of champagne along with the choice of any two of the following services: petite mani and pedi, condition treatment and blow dry, 30 min custom massage, 30 min custom facial or 30 min back treatment.  Call 305.292.4000 to book your appointment.

Key West – Casa Marina Resort Spa Al Mare’

The beautiful Casa Marina Resort’s Spa Al Mare’ will be offering an 80 min massage for $130 ($50 savings) .  These massages are available on the beach or in the studio at Casa Marina and can be booked for this price anytime during Spa Week October 16-20.  Call 305.296.3535 Ext. 7785 or go to KeyWestbeachmassage.com to book an appointment.

And if you aren’t able to take advantage of these special offers, try some at home pampering which could include a bubble bath, a glass of wine and your favorite magazine.  After all, we all could use a little rest and relaxation in our lives.

Calm Waters Spa – Hawks Cay Marathon, Florida

Fall Trend Alert: Oxblood Red is the Hue of the Season

Posted on: September 14th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

The newest color trend this season is a maroon color the fashion elite are calling Oxblood.  This dramatic dark brownish red color can be found in tones ranging from bold bordeaux, deep magenta, rich crimson and more wine soaked hues.

As with any trend, I never recommend going out and buying a closet full of Oxblood because by next season this look will likely be done.  I do, however, recommend picking up a few pieces that will effortlessly mix into your wardrobe and help you achieve this trend-setting look.

One way I love wearing a trend is through a bold lip color and this oxblood color is easy to wear.  I recommend Giorgio Armani Lipstick #201 from Saks Fifth Avenue.  This sultry color will look beautiful on your pout this fall!

Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick #201 $30

 

Try oxblood in easy-to-wear layering pieces like this ASOS leather jacket in Oxblood.  This bold color looks great paired with primary hues.  I love it paired with bold fall tones such as hounds tooth and yellow and orange.

ASOS Curved Biker Jacket in Oxblood with Zip Details $224

 

My current obsession is oxblood hued booties and I can’t wait to purchase these by Schutz found at Piperlime.  Living in Florida makes for a fairly non-existent Fall.  With booties, I will wear this with other fall tones in lightweight fabrics that can still work in my warm climate.  (To my hubby – I would like these in a size 9 for my birthday in 2 weeks…Please….)  These will obviously look fabulous in cooler climates with tights and heavier wool skirts and dresses!

Good thing I love red wine.  It’s now going to look very fashionable holding a glass while rocking a bordeaux lip and oxblood booties paired with my fave yellow dress!

Take a look at this fashionista rocking oxblood at NYFW!  I love how she’s worn this bold tone in a printed dress and gorgeous oxblood handbag and booties!

Oxblood Accessories NYFW – photo courtesy of The Locals

The Power of Pink

Posted on: July 9th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

I haven’t seen this much pink lipstick since the 80’s when the only way to wear it was with crimped hair and blue eye shadow.  Today’s pink lipstick ranges from soft matted pinks to bright fuschia and are being worn by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna.   This uber girly shade is the perfect color this season and instantly can brighten  up your summer look.

Although my go-to shade will always and forever be red, it’s been my experience that a strong lip color in any shade can add an air of confidence similar to how we ladies feel in stilettos.  Pink is the perfect hue this season for a lighter, less dramatic look and perfectly transcends from the office to happy hour.

When trying out a new lip color I prefer to start with the less expensive brands to see if I’ll wear it.  At a recent trip to CVS, I picked up this L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in pink topaz for under $10.  Although it claims to be an 8-hour gloss, I think the only way it could possibly stay on for 8 hours is if you didn’t eat or drink anything during that time.  That said, I still love a good gloss and this one goes on beautifully, stays on for quite awhile and the color is amazing.

My next stop is the Giorgio Armani counter at Saks for a hot pink long-wear lip stain!

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in pink topaz $10

 

It looks even more pink in person!