Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Gift Cards!!!

The holiday shopping season has official begun!!!

Holiday Microdermabrasion Facial Special $30
Enjoy a relaxing and exfoliating facial. Treats fine lines, evens skin tone, helps w/any skin imperfections. Walk away feeling refreshed and glowing!!!

Laser Gift Cards available in any amount!!!
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Call Chrissy at 801.427.6895 to order your gift cards!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

How to Repair Dry Cracked Heels!!!

It's Labor Day Weekend and sadly that means the "official" end of summer. Although I always welcome a three day weekend, it is always with less enthusiasm that I make plans for this holiday weekend that also kicks off our fall season. Don't get me wrong, I do love fall. Especially after growing up in So. Cal, I love the beautiful colors, the crisp cool breezes we begin to enjoy and the cool evenings accompined by chripping crickets. It just that as a "summer girl" at heart, I know that fall always seems too pass to quickly and then we are hit w/cold and snow and a day by the pool seems decades away!!!

I apologize....this post was not meant for me to rambal on and on, but to share with you my favorite solution to repairing my tough and beat up heels after a hot summer spent by the pool!!!

Since we still have several sandal wearing weeks ahead of us (fingers crossed), it's not too late to fix up our feet. I don't know if it's just me, but lately after indulging in a pampering pedicure I find my heels are still a little rough. Lately most pedicures only include a pumice stone exfoliation and no more razor blades. Thats okay friends....I will give you the recipe to fix your heels at home!!!

First: Purchase a pumice stone/bar and place it in your shower. Toward the end of your shower each day, rub the pumice stone/bar over your heeels or any rough spots on your feet. I usually wait until the end of my shower because by then my feet have softened. I use just a traditional pumice stone, but have heard that a lot of people like the pumi bar, it comes in a large range of colors and I have seen it at Sally's Beauty for about $2.

Second: Purchase the magic cream....Kerasal.

You can purchase this at most drug stores. I find mine at Walmart, it is usually on an aisle kinda by the pharmacy w/the Dr. Scholl's products. Typically the cost is about $5-8 a tube and will last for several months.

After you have showered, pumiced your feet and completely dried them. Apply the Kerasal Cream to area needed to soften and repair.

You will notice a huge improvement in your feet in as little as a week. Once your feet have been repaired, continue to apply as needed, at least a few times a week to maintain results. No more snagging your heels on the sheets when you go to bed!!!!

If you have any great ideas to keeping your feet looking and feeling healthy and beautiful, feel free to share!!!

Happy Labor Day!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Water and Your Skin!!!

Water Facts:
Water transports nutrients thoughout our body.
NO other fluid will substitute for water.
Water is the ONLY substance the body recognizes as a hydrating substance.
The body is made up of 70% water!
Caffeniated beverages dehydrate the body.
Water naturally suppresses the appetite.
Water helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Now,I'm not going to pretend I'm NOT a huge fan of the
but I will admitt I need to work harder at drinking my water.

Water and Skin Facts:
Water prevents dehydration and sagging of the skin.

Water helps keep the skin clear, fresh, healthy and firm.

Skin cells are essentially floating in a pool of water, which plumps the skin.

How much water should we drink each day????

Experts say, we should drink about half our body weight in ounces each day. So, if you weigh 120lb, you need to drink 60oz. of water each day.

Following a healthy regime for both health and beauty and adding your daily personal consumption of water, will bring you radiant health and beauty!!!

If you have any tips how you get your daily water intake...please share!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Longer Lasting Pedicure!

Ahhhh, one of the best parts of summer is getting a great pedicure! Of course once you have this great set of polished toes, they MUST be shown off by wearing all those cute sandals and flip-flops that are just begging to have their turn out of the closet!!! Being a "California Girl" that has been tranplanted to Utah, one year I vowed not to wear closed toe shoes until Nov 1st....and I did it. Hopefully this too will be one of those years and we will be able to enjoy a long and lovely Indian Summer when the time comes!

Luckily I've found a fabulous product that help extend the life of my pedicure!!! And surprisingly, it can be found at Walmart!!!!
It is Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat!!!
What I love about this top coat is it gives my nails a shiny finish, I apply a new coat 2-3 times a week to extend the life of my manicures and pedicures! People always comment on if I just had my toes done!!! Love it and love the price!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Summer Time Products!!! favorite time of the year. I love the sun...the beach...the pool and especially the no homework!!!! More time to spend with my family and the freedom to enjoy all the outdoor activities Utah has to offer.

Even though I'm a lover of the sun...I always advise the use of sunscreen!!! Especially on the face, chest and hands!!!

Here's a list of my top favorite products to use during the summer:
#1 Ayurmedic Sheer Tint 30 Sunscreen:
Reasons I love this sunscreen: It doesn't feel or smell like sunscreen. It has a tint that works with most skin tones. I apply it after moisturizing and I don't need to use any foundation. Only a light dusting of my favorite mineral make-up. My skin looks natural, it evens out my skin tone and most importantly, it protects my skin from (even more) premature aging due to UV light! If you have sensitive skin, it won't cause you to break out.
I recommend it to all my clients and once they try it, they are hooked!!! I even have my 14 and 16 year old daughters in the habit of using this sunscreen every morning. Someday they will thank me!!!

#2 Image Body Spa Facial Bronzing Creme
Just because I totally protect my face from the sun, it doesn't mean I don't want a healthy summer glow!
This product....I love gives my face a natural glow. It is the ONLY facial bronzing product that does not make my face break out, look orange or stink like all the other self-tanners on the market!!! Definitely a must have for summer!!!

#3 Image Balancing Lip Complex
Sometimes as we spend time in the sun, our lips get neglected and start to dry out and crack. The lip balancing complex is an ultra hydrating anti-aging polypeptide lip complex, which dramatically enhances the appearance of lip contours. Adding up to 40% more moisture, volume and reducing fine lines with repeat usage. Your lips will feel amazing and will be soooo plump and kissable!!! Get some for yourself and the one you love!

If you are interested in ordering any of these products, give me a call or email me!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Light Therapy Give-Away

Do you struggle w/acne or aging issues? Okay, let's be honest, who doesn't deal w/these issues in their household? Well, I just found a great website and they are having a give a-way for a hand-held light therapy unit, Baby Quasar and Baby Blue Quasar. This give-away includes both the red(anti-aging) and blue (acne)units and together they retail for over $700!
As a Master Esthetician, I am here to say, this is a HUGE must have!!! If you love your skin, you need to link to this site and register to win! Click here to enter
Or you can click on the Sweet Life in the Valley button to link to the site! Good luck! If you have any questions on light therapy and how it can help you, please let me know, I'd love to help! Hurry and enter, deadline is Jan 29th! Anyone can enter!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Sun!

Winter Sun! Did you pack away your sun screen with the swimsuits and beach bag? Well drag it back out! What most people don't know is that the sun in the winter is actually more damaging to the skin than the sun in the summer. One main reason's reflective.
Sun Fact #2:
50% of the sun we receive is through glass(i.e.driving in your car/working in your office by the window). Also, skin damage due to sun exposure is cumulative. Think of all those years doing simple things like; going to class, the supermarket, picking up the kids from school, it all counts and it all adds up!
Sun Fact #3
90% of aging and wrinkles come from sun damage. Ouch, okay so that means all those years of slathering myself w/baby oil and going to the beach have now returned to bite me in the butt or more appropriately in the face(and chest and hands and so on and so on)! I'm not saying we can never leave our homes again, we just need to protect ourselves...even in January!!!
My Solution

My very, very, very, favorite sunscreen for the face is Ayur-Medic Tinted SPF 30! Reasons I love this sunscreen: It doesn't feel or smell like sunscreen. It has a tint that works with most skin tones. I apply it after moisturizing and I don't need to use any foundation. Only a light dusting of my favorite mineral make-up. My skin looks natural, it evens out my skin tone and most importantly, it protects my skin from (even more) premature aging due to UV light! If you have sensitive skin, it won't cause you to break out.
I recommend it to all my clients and once they try it, they are hooked!!!

Ayur-Medic Products are developed by two plastic surgeons located in Westlake Village, CA. If you now are thinking this is a product you can't live w/ can email me at, I sell it for $26+ shipping or you can order from, it is $34+shipping

If you already have skin damage from the sun or age spots...have a professional give you a microdermabrasion or chemical peel to help reverse aging and keep it from getting worse. But remember after receiving one of these treatments, it is even more important to use sunblock! If you live near me and want to schedule an me at!!!
January Skin Special...Four-Layer Face Lift Facial $25 reg $40