Archive for September 29th, 2009
In today’s fast-paced world, many nail spas have adopted an assembly line mentality in which the need for speed is tantamount to good service. For those who prefer a more relaxing experience in an inviting lounge-like setting, there is The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa, a charming retreat found in Carol’s Daughter Flagship store in Harlem (New York City). Relying on recipes that incorporate Carol’s Daughter products and a host of fresh ingredients, the spa offers seasonal manicures and pedicures, such as the Haute Chocolate Experience ($22 for a manicure, $36 for a pedicure, $48 for both), made from brown sugar, cocoa, cream, and honey. I experienced the Lavender & Vanilla Experience pedicure ($36), which used chamomile, lavender, sea salt, and vanilla. When it was over, I was reluctant to leave the cozy retreat.
Color me happy—Three Custom Color Specialists just announced a web sale starting today through midnight Oct. 1! Online shoppers are entitled to a 40% discount via the website—all they have to do is enter LOVE at checkout. For more information and to start your shopping, click here.
American estheticians can now embrace an ancient skincare export from Japan, courtesy of Marie Louise Cosmetics, a leading Japanese skincare brand from the former beauty consultant to the Taisho and Shouwa emperors that was established in 1912. The company was founded in the belief that pure deep sea water and minerals provide skin with a healthy, natural glow. The water used in Marie Louise products is drawn off the shores of Yuron Island near Okinawa at a depth of approximately 450 meters below sea level. Each product features a proprietary Deep Sea Concentrate, which promotes a healthy cellular metabolism and features a unique nanoemulsion technology that delivers immediate results through deeper penetration of skin. The brand is supported with both professional (prices range from $57 to $74) and retail (prices range from $51 to $109) products. Worldwide, Marie Louise Cosmetics are available in top spas and salons in Japan, Korea, Russia. In the U.S., the brand is distributed exclusively by KosmeLink.