The Ten Commandments of Spa Week

Spa Week is finally here! Here are a couple of things to remember as you venture off to your $50 treatment this week.

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Happy Spa Week! We couldn’t be more excited that it has finally arrived. Now that this good fortune has been bestowed upon you ($50 spa treatments–duh), we feel that it is only responsible of us to to make sure that you are well prepared for the relaxation ahead. To make the most of your experience, see our Ten Commandments of Spa Week:

  1. Thou Shall Take A Vow Of Wellness. Spa Week’s mission is to spread wellness, and after you see how amazing you feel at the spa, mental and physical relaxation and rejuvenation will be your mission too.
  2. Thou Shalt Not Be Nervous. There’s no need, the spa is a welcoming place and your esthetician or therapist will always make you feel comfortable and at-home!
  3. Thou Shall Give Praise. If you loved your Spa Week service, we want to know! You can rank your spa experience at SpaWeek.com.
  4.  Remember the Keep Spa Time Holy. Leave your cell phones (and worries!) at home, or check them in your locker.
  5. Honor Thy Therapist/Esthetician. Tip on the full price if you are satisfied with your service!
  6. Thou Shalt Not Arrive Late. Spa Week is, naturally, a very busy time! If you come late it could throw off the spa’s entire schedule.
  7. Thou Shalt Not Forget To Cancel an Appointment (if you cannot make it). It’s just common courtesy!
  8. Thou Shall Always Share. Make your spa day extra-special by sharing it with friends or family who could also use some pampering.
  9. Thou Shalt Not Wait Til the Last Minute ….appointments COULD get all booked up!
  10. Thou Shalt Not Covet Another Person’s Spa Treatment. Hey, they’re $50 each – get your own!

Now you are ready to travel yonder, into the Promised Land full of hot stones, eucalyptus aromatherapy oil, Himalayan salt scrubs and every other type of soothing bliss your heart desires. We hope you thoroughly enjoy your spa day!

PS—if you haven’t booked your treatment yet, better hurry on over to SpaWeek.com now!

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Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Bloggers Dish—Spa Week 2014’s Top Treatments

Haven’t booked a Spa Week service yet? Some lucky people across the country got a sneak-preview, and reported about it for your benefit. Read on!

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It’s official, Spa Week’s Spring 2014 Event kicks off on Monday and the anticipation is really starting to build. Except for the lucky few bloggers across the country who got to experience their service early—yeah, it’s safe to say they are already sitting pretty, at ease with a calmed mind and body. Jealous? Then read on to decide based on first-hand reviews which service is right for you!

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Orange County, CA

Ciaran of Momfluential visited Clarins Spa for an Anti-Aging Facial. She said it was so relaxing that she almost fell asleep, and left with skin “soft and perfect as a baby’s bottom, with no irritation whatsoever.” Sounds like a great experience to us!

Read the full review here and book your service!

San Bernadino, CA (LA area)

Kristin of Our Ordinary Life stopped into Rosina’s Beauty and Wellness Center  for an algae body wrap. Of the great treatment she said “the detox really allows your body to feel great and it’s so relaxing sitting under the warm blankets.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Los Angeles, CA

Caryn from Rockin’ Mama visited goddesslynneBODYandSKIN for a customized facial and brow shaping, and was thrilled with the results. The personalized attention you’ll receive at this location is second to none!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Santa Monica, CA

Janis from Mommy Blog Expert was treated to a traditional Thai Massage at The Raven Spa. This mom of four teenagers was “pleasantly surprised how fast thoughts of my every day chaotic life escaped my mind” during her soothing treatment.

Read the full review here and book your service!

Carlsbad, CA (San Diego area)

We sent Danielle from Simm Works Family into Bella D’ora Spa for some Spa Week-style pampering in honor of her big 3-0. She loved how the spa allowed her some kids-free time and the chance to truly relax!

Read the full review here and book your service!

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St. James, NY (Long Island)

Janene of Bella NYC got to experience a combo hot stones/aromatherapy massage at Purity Spa and left “pretty much left speechless.” Not much more to say on that front, besides you better hurry and book one!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Newfoundland, PA

To check out the gorgeous French Manor Inn and Spa we sent in a true spa vet, Shannon of A Girls Gotta Spa! She described the location as a “peaceful hideaway that is elegant, a place to simply retreat.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Pottstown, PA (Philly suburb)

In honor of Spa Week, Cathi, of Chester County Moms, got her very first massage at Salon Twenty Two. Let’s just say, she wasn’t disappointed.

Read the full review here and book your service!

North Andover, MA (Boston suburb)

To tackle a review at Bliss Spa and Salon, we sent in Katrina from Lollipops and High Heels. She left her Stress Relieving Back Treatment “smiling, I had patience, and everything seemed calmer despite the chaos that comes from being an autism mom.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Mid-West

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Canton, MI (Detroit area)

Gwen from Vacation Maybe was treated to not one but TWO of the services at Nature Cure Ayurvedic Spa. It was her first time at an Ayurvedic spa and she said “very impressed by the focus on balance as well as relaxation.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Westlake, OH (Cleveland area)

Patricia of Akron Ohio Moms got to treat her sensitive skin pre-Spa Week at Destiny Derma Spa & Salon. She got the Signature Facelift treatment and loved how it was “pleasantly citrus scented and not painful.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Mokena, IL (Chicago suburb)

Lisa from My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings went to Southwest Laser and MedSpa for the Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub. Not only was the treatment relaxing, but over a week later her skin was still baby soft!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Chicago, IL

Alison from Sassy Moms in the City got to check out Sempurna Restoration Clinic, a location that is new to Spa Week. She said that her chemical peel was “beyond miraculous.” Sounds like a must-try to us!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Nashville, TN

Kasandria from Southern Bella’s Ways to Save is showing her readers how to score big next week at The Woodhouse Day Spa of Franklin. She received a facial AND massage, and left feeling completely refreshed!

Read the full review here and book your service!

In case there was any doubt in your mind, there you have it, from real people just like you all across the county. Spa Week is the can’t-miss event of the spring…so check out SpaWeek.com today to be sure that you don’t miss out!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Staffer Tested & Approved: Jurlique Skin Care Products

There’s a lot to love about Jurlique Skin Care. We broke it down for you with some of our favorite products.

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Jurlique is natural skin care that WORKS. The notion is as simple as their philosophy, nature+science=beauty. But that’s just one of the reasons that we can’t get enough of this incredible beauty brand. Jurlique is the Exclusive Skin Care Sponsor this Spa Week, so our staff had the pleasure of testing a range of the brands beloved products—everything from the new launches to the tried-and-true favorites.

Purely Age-Defying Facial Serum

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“I love how this serum leaves my skin feeling softer and more hydrated, without causing it to become oily. I have combination skin, so this is always a concern, but this product is light and absorbs quickly. Once you start using you can really see a difference in hydration within the first week! The serum pairs well with the moisturizer counterpart, Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream. Plus it smells great, which is a nice pick-me-up in my morning beauty routine!” -Kaitlin, Spa Week Senior Account Manager

Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream and Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream 

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“I have been a fan of Jurlique for years, and my adoration only grows each time I try a new product (and it doesn’t hurt that my soul mate Leonardio DiCaprio uses the products as well). This spring I had the luxury of trying Jurlique’s newest launches, The Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream and Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream. The Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream has truly been a revelation in my life. As a beauty junkie who is constantly looking to try new things I have to admit, I often have trouble sticking it out with products that take a bit of time to garner results. This time though, I started to notice a difference sooner rather than later and have continued to dab a drop of this light cream under my eyes every morning and evening for the past two months. I can honestly say that my under-eyes and my bags and dark circles have gone from very bothersome to barely noticeable! I have used the Calendula Redness Rescue Cream as a spot treatment not just on my face, but anywhere on my body that I notice redness. It is a thicker cream that as someone who breaks out easily I’d be a little weary of using as a daily moisturizer, but I love how it works quickly to alleviate any irritation I notice. Two thumbs up for both products!” –Arielle, Spa Week Daily Associate Editor

Rose Hand Cream

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“I love this rich hand cream. The rose smell is delightful and the lotion really absorbs well. Especially with the harsh winter, this product kept my hands looking and feeling great. I love Jurlique’s focus on natural ingredients–this cream is formulated with not only rose oil but also honey and calendula.” – Brynn, Spa Week Account Manager

Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask

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“I was first introduced to the sheet mask craze a few years ago when they were fresh on the beauty scene and I’ve been hooked ever since. A convenient, individually wrapped facial that I can take anywhere with me AND manage to scare the crap out of anyone in my view? Umm, yes please! Although you may look like Jason Vorhees for 15 minutes, it’s all worth it—which is why I was super excited to try Jurlique’s version of this trend. The Purely Age-Defying Treatment Mask is a wonderful compliment to your nightly routine. After cleansing your face, apply the mask, relax, and open your eyes 10-15 minutes later to firmer, hydrated and overall more radiant skin. Who knew that natural ingredients like Kudzu Root Extract, Vitamin C, Beech Tree Bud Extract and Willow Bark Extract could help improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles and exfoliate? Well, now you know. They’re especially beneficial for helping to nurture skin back to health after a long winter.” –Kelly, Spa Week Public Relations Director

Lavender Body Care Lotion

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“I really love this lotion! It’s super light and leaves my skin feeling naturally hydrated without that greasy or heavy feeling that other lotions have. My skin is hydrated all day long and has the most intoxicating light fragrance of lavender. Definitely a must try!” – Melissa, Spa Week Director of Travel Marketing

Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream

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“I have been using this product for about 2 months, each evening before bedtime. My skin is totally hydrated and has more elasticity as well.  Did I mention it also smells amazing?  Bonus! Jurlique products rock!” – Breanna, Spa Week Director of Corporate Gift Sales

You can try these products, too if you win our Jurlique Sweepstakes on SpaWeek.com! One lucky winner will receive a year’s worth of Jurlique Skin Care, plus 10 runners up will enjoy one product each! Enter today on SpaWeek.com, or book a $50 Spa Week service at any of the participating Jurlique locations.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

The Secret is Out: Spa Week is Almost Here!

Have you seen the news? Details about Spa Week have leaked everywhere—and this amazing event is coming to a city near you in just a couple of days!

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Alright, we’re exaggerating a bit there. Spa Week was never intended to be kept a secret—we’ve been sending you emails, shouting it all over our social media channels and on our blog, and have even gone so far as to alert the media. Sometimes all of the attention makes us blush a bit—but we do it all for you, so that you NEVER miss out on a Spa Week Event!

First, Marie Claire chose Spa Week as one of their favorite things about April (smart ladies!):

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Floridians know where to get their $50 of relaxation thanks to a shout-out from the Sun Sentinel:

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In Touch loves the spa so much they’re giving 10 readers $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards to splurge with:

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What’s On Las Vegas is making sure that travelers and locals alike take a break from Sin City for some seriously soothing services:

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The fine folks at Fox & Friends know the best way to spend your tax returns includes a hot steam:

Allure’s beauty blog also got in on the scoop, dishing on the best spas in NYC, Chicago and San Diego:

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The Asbury Park Press made sure that Jersey doesn’t miss out on spring rejuvenation:

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Time Out New York was even kind enough to lay out the PERFECT Spa Week, seven whole days of bliss:

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Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Hot Mom of the Month: Kimberly Wright

Congratulations to our first ever Hot Mom of the Month, Kimberly Wright of Keystrokes by Kimberly!

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If you’re new here, our Hot Mom Spa Squad is an integral part of Spa Week Daily. We love to celebrate our most involved members, which is why we are thrilled to announce that our first ever Hot Mom of the Month is Kimberly Wright, of Keystrokes by Kimberly.

Our Hot Moms help us create the most exciting and engaging content for you, help spread the word about the wellness lifestyle, and review different spas across the country. If you’re a mommy and a blogger, check out the info here on how to join!

Now let’s get back to the woman of the hour here. Kimberly is one busy, multi-tasking mama! Mother to son Jon and Golden Retrievers Bo and Luke, she owns JonAshton PR, Breathless Moments Signature Events, Breathless Moments Travel, Breathless Moments Media, and Satori Interior Designs.

Keystrokes by Kimberly covers local events in Atlanta, reviews products, health trends and so much more, making it a must-read whether you’re based in Atlanta or not! Kimberly herself is a true survivor, having suffered a stroke seven years ago due to undiagnosed diabetes. Having overcome, she now helps spread awareness for the warning signs of stroke to others.

Stay connected with Kim for the latest and greatest updates! Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

Thank you, Kim, for your efforts last month for the Hot Mom Spa Squad. We hope you’ll enjoy a relaxing massage or facial, on us!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.