Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, October 17th

TGIF! Wind down from the workweek by catching up on this week’s best stories from around the web:

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Is The Environment Ruining Your Skin? via TruthinAging

10-Minute Pilates Workout To Counteract Sitting All Day via MindBodyGreen

9 Fitness Myths To Stop Believing Right Now via Refinery29

17 Household Items That Double As Weights via Cosmopolitan

7 Fab Recipes For Fall Veggies via WellandGood

The 10 Best Costume Races via Shape

 

Spa Spotlight: iTAN Sun Spray Spa

Get glowing with a stunning sunless tan from one of the nation’s top tanning salons!

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If maintaining a summer glow all year long is your thing (and why wouldn’t it be?), there’s no better place to enhance your natural beauty than at iTAN. Consistently voted one of the country’s top tanning salons, iTAN Sun Spray Spa uses the latest sun, spray and spa technology to help you achieve enviable sun-kissed skin.

So what makes iTAN so special? Well, for one thing, their sunbeds utilize skin-sensing technology to calculate a customized tanning session based on your skin type. How cool is that? If tanning beds bring out your inner claustrophobia, however, don’t worry—iTAN has top-of-the-line spray options as well. Not sure which route will yield the best results? Just chat with iTAN’s certified salon consultants and they’ll provide personalized recommendations for you.

Top-tier tanning treatments aren’t the only things on iTAN’s menu, however. Teeth whitening, Aqua Jet Therapy and a rejuvenating facial system are just a few of the fabulous spa services iTAN clients can select from. And from October 20th – 26th, iTAN’s 30 California locations are offering their renowned treatments for a fraction of the cost! At just $50 a pop and unlimited access for two whole weeks, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get fresh for fall. Check out the $50 spa services iTAN has to offer.

iTAN Spa Week Treatments

  •  FIT Bodywrap with Cellulite Reducing Infrared Heat – Unlimited Sessions for Two Weeks
  • Your Choice of Unlimited Spa Services Each Day for Two Weeks

iTAN Sun Spray Spa Locations

California

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Clairemont Mesa

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Clinton Keith

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Del Mar

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Downtown

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Eastlake

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – El Cajon

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Encinitas

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Escondido

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Hemet

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Highway 79

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Hillcrest

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – La Costa/Carlsbad

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – La Jolla

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – La Mesa

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Lake Elsinore

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Mission Gorge

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Mission Valley

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Morena/USD

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Oceanside

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Pacific Beach

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Point Loma

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Poway

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Ramona

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – San Clemente

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – San Marcos

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Santee

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – SDSU

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – UTC

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Winchester

iTAN Sun Spray Spa – Ynez Road

Not in California? Not a problem! There are countless $50 Spa Week treatments all across the country! Go to Spaweek.com and enter your zip code to find fabulous spa services in a city near you.

 

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

Spa Spotlight: New York Ayurveda

Unwind with an ancient Ayurvedic treatment and experience exfoliation on a whole new level!

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When it comes to spa treatments that are as relaxing as they are rejuvenating for your skin, New York Ayurveda is among the city’s finest. Specializing in the ancient Indian art of Ayurveda—a 5,000-year-old practice which aims to achieve the balance of body, mind and consciousness—this midtown Manhattan spa is the perfect place to experience bliss on a higher level.

This Spa Week, New York Ayurveda is offering three of their famous treatments for just $50! And having experienced the Abhyanga-Gharshana treatment (among others) ourselves, we can honestly say that’s some serious bang for your buck. The 60-minute massage features a dry lymphatic skin brushing with a silk glove, followed by an herbal oil treatment. The brushing (gharshana) increases circulation so that the herbal oil (abhyanga) that follows can penetrate the skin and nourish it properly.

But it’s not just increased circulation and skin nutrition which makes the Abhyanga-Gharshana so amazing. The warm herbal oil seems to have sleep-inducing qualities as well. We were so relaxed during our treatment that we may or may not have taken a short nap! If super soft skin and ultra-relaxation are your thing, we recommend booking an appointment at New York Ayurveda ASAP. Want to learn more about the Ayurvedic method and peruse New York Ayurveda’s other offerings? Head over to SpaWeek.com and start feeling fabulous today.

New York Ayurveda Spa Week Treatments

  • 60 Minute Abhyanga-Gharshana Ayurvedic Massage with Silk Gloves Exfoliation
  • 60 Minute Papaya Honey Facial with Extractions
  • 60 Minute Sampling Ayurveda (includes Gharshana Exfoliation, Abhyanga Massage, Reflexology, Head and Facial Massage and Choice of Shirodhara or Clean-up Facial)

 Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

Mani Monday: The Five Fiercest Red Nail Polishes For Fall

This Mani Monday, we found five perfect red polishes to help you look fierce for fall.

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When it comes to nail polish colors, nothing says classic-cool like a rich red hue. Perhaps it’s the staggering amount of nuance that exists in one shade, or just our inner femme fatale crying out for freedom—whatever the reason, we can’t help returning to those mean reds season after season. This fall, we’ve fallen in love with five fierce shades that have quickly replaced moody midnight tones as our favorites. Enjoy!

Dior Vernis in Rouge

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 There’s no better red than a bloody one, and this bright number from Dior defies all our expectations.

($24, dior.com)

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Rubis 

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Like all things Chanel, the Rouge Rubis is bold, rich and chic all over.

($27, chanel.com)

Zoya Entice Collection in Claire 

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Rustic red reminds us of apple-picking, and this back-to-the-barn shade jogs up childhood memories.

($9, zoya.com)

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust

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Dark and brooding like the designer himself, this burgundy-based hue strikes the perfect balance between deep red and decadent plum.

($32, neimanmarcus.com)

YSL La Laque Couture in Fuchsia Cubiste

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With a fierce fuchsia undertone, this fashion-forward hue has all the drama of a girl about town.

($27, yslbeautyus.com)

 

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, October 10th

Happy Friday, friends! Kick off the weekend by catching up on this week’s best stories from around the web:

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Feng Shui The Easy Way via MindBodyGreen

The Gym Bag That Looks Like A Birkin via WellandGood

Favorite Recipes For A Fall Dinner Party via Refinery29

The Ultimate Guide To Firming Skin via TruthInAging

18 Quotes To Awaken Your Inner Boss via Cosmopolitan

The Best Yoga Poses For PMS via Shape