Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, September 19th

TGIF Spa Weekers! If you had a busy work week, we’ve got you covered with the must-read stories from around the web!

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Fashion Week Beauty Essential via VitaLiberata.com

5 Best Eye Serums via TruthinAging.com

10 Easy Home Upgrades via Refinery29.com

Best in Body Oil via IntoTheGloss.com

16 Inspirational Instragrams via Cosmopolitan.com

Farmers’ Market Tips via WomensHealthMag.com

Friday Favorites: A Striking Maroon Lip Crayon & More

A stunning maroon lip stain and a gorgeous grey bag are a few of our Friday Favorites this week! See what else we’re loving, below:

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Clockwise from Left: Prada Saffiano Luxe Bicolor Tote Bag available at BergdorfGoodman.com, Boots No7 Lip Crayon in Statement available at Drugstore.com, Stripe Jewelry Catchall available at  Jcrew.com, Steve Madden Women’s Ecentrcq Slip-On Fashion Sneaker available at Amazon.com, Space-Dyed Jogger Pants available at Kohls.com, Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch available at Macys.com, Wrap Bracelet available at Tags.com, Raspberry Sorbet Bubble Bath available at Philosophy.com.

Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

Workout Wednesday: NYHRC Fall Fitness Classes

This Workout Wednesday we previewed the new Fall Fitness Classes at New York Health and Racquet Club – get ready to have some fun while you break a sweat!

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We were invited to a get a sneak peek of the new workout classes that launched this month at New York Health and Racquet Club, and we have to admit we were very impressed! The top-notch gyms across the city are offering a range of creative new classes at various intensity levels, meaning there’s seriously something for everyone!

During our Fall Fitness preview, we got the chance to try out three of NYHRC’s thoughtfully designed classes – all of which we loved. What’s even better is that they all offer a fun way to make your fitness a priority this fall, and keep you looking and feeling your best all year round.

Doonya Abs – If you’ve seen a Bollywood film, you’ve likely noticed the high-energy, free-spirited dancing that originated in India. Led by Priya Pandya and Rohan Sheth, this global fusion class combines cardio, isometrics and “Bollywood Burpies” to engage the core and flatten the belly. Classes are available in a 15-minute or 45-minute format and are held Thursdays at 6pm at 23rd Street.

Inside Out – Taught by experienced dancer Nathan Kosla, this classes is perfect if you want to build a strong, athletic physique. Nathan infuses his signature sense of humor to make the core strengthening, extreme toning techniques bearable, but you should still prepare for those muscles to shake! Classes are held Wednesdays at 12:45pm at 6th Ave, Thursdays at 5:30pm at 45th Street, Fridays at 12:15pm at 50th Street and Saturdays at 4:45pm at 13th Street.

Yin Flow Yoga – Merely being in the presence of instructor Danielle Lee is enough to transport you into a state of total relaxation, especially when combined with deep, powerful stretches. This class embraces the yin yoga technique of holding poses for an extended amount of time to target the connective tissue and open up the joints. If you suffer from hip, lower spin or pelvic problems, this class should be your go-to. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 7:15pm at 76th Street.

There are many more Fitness Classes new to NYHRC this fall! Click here to check them all out. BONUS – NYHRC is participating in the Fall 2014 Spa Week Event, so you can get VIP access for the insanely affordable price of $50! Here’s what they’re offering from October 20 – 26:

  • Choice of Massage Including Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue or Sports Massage Plus Day Pass to Whitehall Street Gym and Facilities Including Fitness Classes, Saltwater Pools, Saunas and Steam Rooms
  • Pilates Reformer Session with NYHRC Private Trainer Plus Day Pass to Whitehall Street Gym and Facilities Including Fitness Classes, Saltwater Pools, Saunas and Steam Rooms

Click here to go book your NYHRC Spa Week service today because spots are filling up fast!

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily. 

10 Must-Book Spa Week Treatments

Spa Week is back and the $50 treatments are better than ever! Click here to browse and book a spa and wellness service near you!

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Let’s face it, summer can take a serious toll on the skin, hair and nails. Between being slathered in sunscreen, exposed to UV rays and dried out by the heat, we could definitely use some post-warm weather rejuvenation. Luckily, Spa Week is here just in time to prepare for the cold months with some refreshing spa treatments. And thanks to $50 services, you can indulge in as much relaxation and restoration as your heart desires!

With thousands of exceptional spa experiences to choose from, we understand that it can be a bit overwhelming to nail down a decision. So in honor of our ten year anniversary we bring you the Top 10 Must-Book Treatments being offered during Spa Week from October 20 – 26! Check out our favorites below and head to SpaWeek.com to book a spa services in a city near you!

1. Mistral Light Heat Energy Skin Rejuvenation at Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, CA

Spa Week is the only time you can experience the extraordinary luxuries of a world renowned spa for just $50. The Mistral Light Heat Energy Skin Rejuvenation treatment combines the properties of light and heat to leave the skin looking and feeling flawless. This technology yields similar results to laser treatments, but without the downtime and side effects, and with an original value of $200 this is something you can’t pass up!

2. Facial for Deep Cleansing at Ritz-Carlton Spa at Buckhead in Atlanta, GA

Enter this gorgeous spa and you’ll immediately retreat into a de-stressing oasis. The hotel has dedicated an entire floor to their famed wellness sanctuary in order to provide patrons with an exclusive and tranquil experience. Wash away all of the impurities in your skin with a phenomenal deep cleansing facial and you’ll go home feeling invigorated and revived!

3. Facial or Massage Plus $50 Gift Card at Scottsdale Spa & Holistic Massage Therapy @ Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, AZ

One thing we love about Spa Week is that there are so many options, and this spa has no shortage of them! During Spa Week you can choose between FOUR different types of facials or FIVE different types of massages! All of these services usually book for $119-$129, but you indulge in one for just $50 – and that’s not all! In addition to your epic spa treatment, you will also receive a $50 gift card to use at a later date! So go ahead and try the amazing hydrating facial now, and use your gift card to indulge on the hot stone massage later!

4. Energy Lift Treatment with Tourmaline Gemstone Body Wellness Therapy at Ling Skin Care – Union Square in New York, NY

If you’re looking to turn back the clock fast, this treatment is for you! Experience the astounding effects of acupressure that immediately make you look rejuvenated and years younger. Plus, with the original value of $195, you can totally relax knowing you’re getting an exceptional deal!

5. Facial and Spa Pedicure Package at Adara Spa in Boston, MA

Nothing is more relaxing than a full two hour spa session, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with this booking. Cleanse and moisturize your face with a wonderful facial, then prance out of your appointment with perfectly pampered feet. This long and luxurious treatment will leave you feeling totally unwound for days to come.

6. Signature Facial with 24-Karat Gold Infused Serum and Mask at Y Y Beauty Salon in Watchung, NJ

This Spa Week, treat yourself like royalty and settle for nothing but less than the most top-notch treatment. How, you may be wondering? By getting a 24-Karat Gold Infused Facial, of course! Not only will this treatment make you feel like the Queen herself, but the gold in the serum will actually leave your skin glowing and revitalized. This is definitely the kind of lavishness we could get used to!

7. Spa Day Package at Affina Beauty and Spa in New York, NY

Want to experience multiple luxurious spa treatments but don’t have time to book tons of appointments? Affina Beauty and Spa has compiled the perfect combination of offerings all into one $50 bundle! The “Spa Day Package” includes a mini facial with microdermabrasion, an eye treatment AND the choice of a bikini wax or laser hair removal session. With all of these awesome services you’ll look stunning from head to toe!

8. Clear and Brilliant “Ultimate Laser Facial” Treatment at LaserAway, Multiple Locations in California and Arizona

Talk about getting the most bang for your buck – this amazing treatment has a whopping $450 value! The “Ultimate Laser Facial” really delivers age-defying results, and stars like Kim Kardashian and Mel B are LaserAway regulars. Don’t live in San Fran? No problem! This treatment is also offered at their California locations in Sherman Oaks, San Diego, and Lake Forest; and there is a Phoenix, Arizona location as well. We know this option is going to be book up quickly, so make sure you  make your appointment ASAP!

9.  Swedish Massage at Spaahh at Hotel 1000 in Seattle, WA 

What’s better than a fabulous Swedish massage? A fabulous Swedish massage AND free valet parking! Once you arrive at the Spaahh at Hotel 1000 you can check all of your cares and worries at your car door. Enter into this gorgeous Seattle refuge and you’ll see that this isn’t your typical Swedish massage – it also includes a scalp treatment and ‘foot indulgence’ with cardamom amber oil and fig butter cream. This treatment definitely puts the “aahh” is Spaahh!

10. Loofah Body Buff and Scrub at Contour Day Spa in Plantation, FL

Want something different than the typical Spa Week offering? How about getting scrubbed down in a traditional Turkish bath called a Hammam?! This treatment will slough off your summer skin and allow you to totally relax while experiencing the Hammam bathing ritual in an exotic steam room. Prepare to totally unwind and de-stress during this ancient exfoliation adventure.

There are tons of other $50 deals for you to book—all across the country! Check out SpaWeek.com to browse and book today.

 Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

Pin to Win: Fall In Love With Wellness

Share your favorite wellness tips, tricks and inspiration on our Fall In Love With Wellness Pinterest Board – FIVE winners will win a Spa & Wellness Gift Card!

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In honor of Spa Week, we want you to put your wellness first! Pin your favorite healthy recipes, fitness tips and DIYS to your Fall In Love With Wellness Pinterest board and FIVE winners will be treated to a Spa & Wellness Gift Card! Click here to check out Spa Week’s Pinterest!

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.