Happy Summer: Save Up to 30% on clariSEA Skin Care

Today is the first official day of summer (Yay!) and clairSEA skin care wants to help prep your bod for barely-there bikinis and super sexy, strapless sundresses. From now until Friday, June 24, visit clairSEA.com to receive 20% off all orders when you enter promo code HOT20 at check-out. AND, get an EXTRA 10% off when you sign up for the clariSEA newsletter. Plus, receive 2 free samples of their new Salt Smoothers in Hawaiian Sunrise and Lime ‘n Coconut with every order. Along with taking advantage of this HOT deal, you can also check out clairSEA’s website for the latest tips and trick on how to get and maintain healthy, glowing skin.

[*NYC side note: If you were one of the lucky 250 New Yorkers who scored the Vada Spa $45 Full Leg Wax, Brazilian wax plus Mani/Pedi deal from TheRightDeal a few weeks ago, then you also got the FREE gift: $25 e-certificate to clariSEA.com. If you spend $75 or more you can use your TheRightDeal gift certificate on a purchase of $75 or more. These savings really add up!]


VIDEO: Spa Week Media Party 2011

You read the party recap, you browsed over 100 photos on Facebook, you got the tour of those Mary Poppins gift bags… now here is the video evidence of our Media Party this spring—our best celebration yet, or so we heard.

Watch as we kicked off the 14th season of Spa Week $50 treatments nationwide at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC on April 6th, 2011. Take a virtual tour of our exclusive sponsors at the CAREFREE Refresh Lounge, Dole Real Fruit Bites oxygen bar, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics “matchmaking” vanities, the clariSEA make-your-own-salt-scrub station, and the trendy Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. Those shoulder rubs, hand scrubs and scalp massages from felt even better as we sipped delicious GIVEN Liqueur cocktails.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate… see you in October!

Little Luxury Report: clariSEA Perfecting Clay Face Mask

The Little Luxury: clariSEA SeaSalt Solutions Perfecting Clay Face Mask

Relationship status:Five minute fetish

What’s in? Therapeutic Kaolin clay

What’s out? Oil and Paraben

How to use? After removing all makeup, apply an even, thin layer to the entire face (avoiding the eye area). Leave on for 5 minutes (while you massage your dog.) Wash with luke warm water.

Secret Weapon: Can be used as a spot treatment for blemishes or on a shiny t-zone.

The Results?The silky, green clay eliminates excess oil without absorbing natural moisture. Removes impurities, tightens pores and leaves skin with a smooth, matte finish. Great for oily and dry skin.

How much?:$25.00 clariSEA.com

Hot Stone Scale:6 out of 6

This Little Luxury Report was brought to you by: Stephanie Cavataro


7 Major Spa Week Giveaways to Enter Now

If you’ve been reading Spa Week Daily for any length of time, you know we believe in the importance of treating yourself often. As moms, business owners, college students and (insert other super stressful job titles here), the daily dealings of life can take its toll on our skin, happiness, and overall health. That why it’s essential to take the time to relax and de-stress. Before Spa Week waves its final goodbye (yes those $50 treatments come with an expiration date), treat yourself to that facial or massage. While you think over your de-stress method, enter to win these mega Spa Week Giveaways below from our exclusive sponsors, all expiring April 30th.

- Win $1,000 to refresh your routine, courtesy of The CAREFREE Brand—a $250 dinner for two at Ruth Chris Steakhouse, $250 towards a 24 Hour Fitness gym membership, $250 of new underwear from Freshpair.com or $250 of spa treatments from Spa Week.

- Looking good on the outside makes you feel good inside—especially when the outside is good for you. Enter to win $500 worth of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics – complete with a “concierge” to help you pick out your products!

- Enter DOLE® Real Fruit Bites “On-the-Go” Sweepstakes to help keep you looking and feeling fabulous.

- Be treated like a true VIP when you enter Vdara Hotel & Spa’s Ultimate Vegas Escape.

- Get clear this spring! Enter to win $600 clariSEA products and more.

- Massage the stress away by entering to win a $1,000 Spa Week Gift Card.

- If you like us on Facebook then you’re entered to win a spa vacation at the Oaks at Ojai.

Spa Week Media Party Recap – Spring 2011

Spa Week is officially underway! Every season we salute the week of ultimate spa indulgences with a big shebang to highlight select $50 treatments, as well as our fantastic sponsors. This year we topped the charts with our best media celebration yet—or so we hear.

On April 6th, over 400 editors, TV personalities, bloggers and special guests swarmed the Prince George Ballroom in NYC for an evening of shmoozing and pampering. What went on inside the gold-trimmed Victorian walls? Let’s take the tour:

The CAREFREE Refresh Lounge

The CAREFREE Brand holds Title Sponsorship of Spa Week this year, and to celebrate their newest product, their highly absorbent Acti-Fresh liners, they created and presented a signature spa treatment that had every single guest feeling calm, breezy and supremely refreshed. The CAREFREE Misting Massage had guests reclining in lounge chairs while getting their head and hands massaged.

Matchmaking with YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetics

The hot eco-friendly makeup brand Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics brought all the glitz, glamour and allure of backstage at a fashion show right to the Spa Week Media Party. With their founder Pauline Youngblood at the helm, the team of makeup artists behind our Exclusive Cosmetics Sponsor did “matchmaking,” pairing each guest with their skincare soulmate makeup colors, such as honey, coffee and toffee.

DOLE Real Fruit Bites Flavored Oxygen Bar and Photo Booth

DOLE knows how to keep a party happening! Our Exclusive Food Sponsor took a unique approach to presenting the flavors of their mighty delicious and nutritious little snack with an Oxygen Bar. Choose Pineapple, Mango or Apple, then float downstream while finding a wave of newfound energy. Then stop in the the DOLE photo booth, put on some big funny glasses, and strike a pose 4 times with your friends.

clariSEA Make-Your-Own Salt Scrub Bar

The clariSEA booth was like being a kid in a sandbox all over again… a kid who has a mature interest silky smooth, blemish-free skin. And hand massages. Guests had the chance to interact with our Exclusive Skin Care Sponsor to create their own custom salt scrubs—they mixed some clarifying salt with straight up Dead Sea salt with pomegranate flavor in take-home tubs. The salts do wonders for you knees, elbows and body as a whole.

Vdara Hotel & Spa, Citycenter Las Vegas Lounge

Guests had the chance to relax in the Vdara lounge while learning about this unique Las Vegas destination—a non-smoking, non-gaming hotel and spa. As our Exclusive Destination Sponsor for 2011, Vdara knows a thing or two about pampering—they were giving all guests the chance to win a ridiculous penthouse getaway! (You can win it too.)

The Bar: GIVEN Liquor

Delicious cocktails by GIVEN Liqueur (pronounced Jee-Vahn) kept spirits high all night long, literally. If you have not yet tasted, you simply must! It is a unique blend of premium agave tequila and natural lime juice handcrafted in France—the ideal balance between a spirit and a liqueur, and goes down almost too easily. They served up four signature cocktails: The Cure (Chilled GIVEN on ice) The Freshening (with muddled cucumber and mint) The Immunity Booster (splash of cran) and The Stress Buster (fresh muddled berries).

Guests also sipped on Honest Tea and Hint Water as a refreshing alternative to alcoholic beverages.

Spa Chicks On The Go

Throwing a spa party in your office? Need a few masseuses for a runway show or your brand’s media event? Spa Chicks is a company that delivers customized spa and beauty experiences for private, corporate and media clients, and at our party they were shaping up eyebrows by threading.

The Spas:

Spa Martier, known for their 24K Gold Facial, did beautiful express manicures.

Euphoria Spa relieved all the neck and back tension with chair massages.

Carol’s Daughter – The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa did hand exfoliation treatments.

Supple Spa had guests lay down on a bed for reflexology and massage.

The Goody Bags

We like to go all out each season by creating the goody bags of a lifetime to make sure each guests leaves with a pampering experience to take home with them. Each bag included gifts from each of the exclusive sponsors, as well as items ranging from slippers to nail polishes to teeth whitening kits to bikini adornment. Rather than listing everything here, stay tuned to the blog as we review each of the items in Little Luxury Reports. It’ll take a while, but we’ll get there!

Check out some more snaps from the party, here and on our Facebook page!