Come On Barbie, Let’s Go SPA-rty!

The forever young Barbie turns 53 today and we want to wish her an extremely happy birthday, because she deserves it! Barbie isn’t just another pretty doll face, she’s a hard worker. She has to maintain her icon status, stay dressed in the latest trends, and she’s even found time to hold over 120 different careers. That will wear a girl out! It takes a lot of spa visits to keep her so impossibly perfect, so for her birthday Barbie is taking Spa Week off and spa-setting around the country to have her ideal week of $50 spa treatments, because she’s made of plastic not money.

Spa Week Day 1: Monday, April 16

Barbie is going to start off her week at El Leon Spa in Los Angeles. She’ll get a 60 minute Extremity Remedy hand and foot massage with lavender, a dead sea salt soak ,and exfoliation. Her feet and hands could really use an extreme rub after 53 years of standing on her toes and having her fingers perpetually fused together!

Spa Week Day 2: Tuesday, April 17

Time to hit the slopes! After an early morning on the mountain skiing and riding chair lifts, Barbie’s going to head down to Denver’s VITAHL Medical Aesthetics for a different kind of lift. A little botox boost will help keep her looking young (Ken is two years younger after all). She’ll get 10 units of Botox and she can get additional units for only $14/per unit.

Spa Week Day 3: Wednesday, April 18

Next, Barbie’s going south to Texas to keep her face from going in the same direction. Barbie will be visiting FaceToFace Spa at Avery Ranch in Austin to smooth out any imperfections with diamond tip microdermabrasion, a customized hydration mask, and scalp massage. And we bet she won’t be able to resist adding on the professional eyelash extensions application treatment. Diamonds and lashes: so THAT’S how she gets that sparkle in her eye.

Spa Week Day 4: Thursday, April 19

Next, Barbie’s off to the windy city to blow off some stress. After a trip to Red Door Spa in Chicago for a 50 minute Stress Melter, her plastic will have an extra smooth and shiny finish, and all the pressures of being a celebrity for the last 53 years will dissolve away.

Spa Week Day 5: Friday, April 20

Welcome to Miami! It’s no secret that Barbie isn’t the most flexible doll around. She’s going to clear her mind and work on bending at the waist with Exhale’s award winning Core Fusion and yoga classes. The deal includes a pack of 5, but there’s no twisting her arm to come back to hot Miami.

Spa Week Day 6: Saturday, April 21

Barbie’s going to our nation’s capital to get her hair on. She’s going to get a complete hair treatment at Washington DC’s Piaf Salon and Day Spa. She can pick from two hair packages: a shampoo, a conditioning treatment, haircut and style or a single process color with deep conditioner and style. We’d suggest the one without the haircut, because we know the trauma that results after cutting Barbie’s hair. (Note to Barbie: George Washington is not your best look.)

Spa Week Day 7: Sunday, April 22

Barbie is going to end her week in NYC where she was born in 1959. And what better way to wrap up her luxurious week than in a body wrap?! She’ll visit Spa Jolie for a slimming body wrap with a deep pore facial to get her ready to get back to work. Even Barbie lets herself go a little on a vacation.

Barbie, for your birthday we got you a cake! Now eat the whole thing.


Celebrity Spa Arrest: Hillary Clinton

Celebrity Suspect: Hillary Clinton

Case: Serving as a commanding leader of the United States of America tackling important world issues, it’s safe to say the last thing on Hillary’s mind was that extra step. Yesterday, while boarding a plane in Yemen the Secretary of State lost her balance and tripped inside of the doorway of the aircraft in front of everyone. Those five minutes of pageant waving while simultaneously walking must have gotten her dizzy. Adding more insult to injury (literally) a video of the painful fall quickly spread on YouTube.

Spa Treatment Sentencing: Falling inside of a plane is no fun and certainly not when the whole world is watching. For taken that spill ever so gracefully we are sending Hillary back to the capital to get a 80 Min Massage with Cranio-Sacral Therapy for $110 at Washington D.C.’s The Spa Room, available as part of our January Spa Deals. CNN reports that there is currently snow in 49 states including Hawaii causing slips and trips everywhere. If you’ve fallen victim to that tricky black ice then you may be in need of a rub down too. Click here for your massage.

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5 Almost Free Things To Do This Weekend 09.24.10

Guest Contributor: Miss Cozy

As the winds change, it is likely that your skin will be exposed to dryness and chapping. Look to the produce of the season to prepare a nourishing mask for your skin. Pumpkin is ideal – not only is it high in vitamin A, C and antioxidants, it has wonderful moisturizing properties. Prepare a mask of 2 Tbs cooked pumpkin and 1 Tbs honey. Apply it all over your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.

Check out for more swank ways to save money, and look good doing it.

If you have the chance, try to stop by one of these great events this weekend:

San Diego, California – The Adams Avenue Street Fair is debuting this weekend, September 25th – 26th, as a diverse music and arts festival in a street fair setting. There will be 70 artists performing over eight blocks for over 100,000 people for two days, with music ranging from folk to Cajun to country to rock to blues, in a true “street scene” in the funkiest of urban neighborhoods, Normal Heights. There will be three beer gardens, Giant Carnival rides, plus 300 craft and food vendors.. Most importantly, it’s a FREE event! Now known as Southern California’s largest free street festival. The 29th annual 2010 Adams Avenue Street Fair will be held Saturday, September 25th 10 am til 9 pm, and Sunday, September 26th 10 am til 6 pm, from Adams Avenue at 32nd Street on the west to 35th Street on the east and one block south on Mansfield Street in the Normal Heights community of San Diego. Click here for more info.

Denver, Colorado – Now that Fall is officially here, the Denver Botanic Gardens has put together one of the most ‘attended’ corn mazes in the country! “Maze design is cut in the shape of a marmot (a large ground squirrel native to the Rocky Mountains that is also the mascot for the new Mordecai Children’s Garden at the Gardens’ York Street location).” Enjoy tasty fall treats from their food vendors, two observation bridges that provide a bird’s eye view to help you navigate, and Hayrides as well as pony rides will be available on the weekends for an additional cost. Click here for more info.

Washington, DC – September is known as Hispanic Heritage Month, so to celebrate traditions, this weekend – September 26th 2010, enjoy the Latino Festival hosted in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC. This is an annual celebration featuring highlights of the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine. The free festival is huge and takes over the Columbia Heights neighborhood bringing together dozens of non profit organizations, community leaders, and members of the community. This Sunday, September 26th from 11 am til 7 pm Parade: 1:30 pm til 3:30 pm – Located at Mt. Pleasant St. NW, between Argonne Pl. and Park Rd., Washington, DC. Click here for more info.

Atlanta, Georgia – Fall couldn’t be a more perfect time of year to enjoy an outdoors-y afternoon with friends, without heat exhaustion! This Saturday, September 25th 2010, check out the Miller Lite Chili Cookoff Festival at Stone Mountain. Running from 10am until 7pm, stop by for a fun filled day of beer, music and chili from around 300 chili booths that will be providing free samples. Located at Stone Mountain Park, GA; Coliseum Meadow (Special Events Area) Click here for more info.

Great Neck, New York – Antique Cars for sale, international food and live music by the Meade Brothers – what more could you ask for from a Car Festival?? This Sunday from 12pm til 5pm, stop by the Great Neck Plaza Autofest/Festival. There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides and carnival rides. Classic cars like the Alco-6 Racer – winner of the 1909 and 1910 Long Island Vanderbilt Cup Race, will be displayed as well. Click here for more info.

5 Almost Free Things To Do This Weekend 09.17.10

Guest Contributor: Miss Cozy

Fall is officially here. That means $50 spa treatments, yes, but it means so much more for your beauty regimen too. It means slicked-back hair so the wind doesn’t catch those fly-aways, not as strong of a tan so berry lips and rosy cheeks it is. Time to start stocking up on lip and cheek stain for that natural look!

Check out for more swank ways to save money and look good doing it.

If you have the chance, try to stop by one of these great events this weekend:

Long Island, New York – Summer is officially over, fall means warm apple pie and apple cider.. Perfect time for apple picking! The 21st Annual Long Island Apple Festival is this Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ Sherwood Jayne Farm. Enjoy a fun filled day of apple picking, apple cider, and a baking contest. (Please submit application for contest by Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 (amateurs only) – ( Form can be download here) Pies must be submitted no later than 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 19 – located @ Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket, NY – Click here for more info.

Missouri River – St. Charles, Missouri – You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy their authentic food, music and drinks @ the annual Missouri River Irish Fest. It’s held in September, which is half way to St. Patrick’s Day @ Frontier Park. The air will be filled with live Celtic music and vendors selling plenty of popular Irish goods. Stop by this weekend – Friday, September 17th from 6 pm til 10:30 pm, Saturday, September 18th from 10 am til 11 pm, and Sunday, September 19th from 10 am til 4 pm – For more info, click here .

Philadelphia, PA – Calling all artists.. Philly Fringe is an unfiltered festival where new and established artists present their work without stressing about the selection process. “Come one, come all..” Last year, 185 Philly Fringe shows were created by artists from around the region. This Saturday, September 18th 2010 marks the last day of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Enjoy comedy, theater, dance, music, and other forms of art and expression. Click here for more info.

Washington DC - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a fiesta at the Zoo this Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 11 am til 5 pm @ the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Enjoy a day filled with Hispanic and Latino music, costumed dancers, crafts, and Latin American authentic food. Click here for more info.

Denver, Colorado – Beer, BBQ and the outdoors?? Sounds like a commemoration of Summer.. This weekend, September 17th until September 19th 2010 from 11am until 10pm, the Appaloosa Grill and the Great Divide Beer Garden teamed up to offer a Beer Fest BBQ with live music, and will be hosted outside of the Great Divide’s beer garden. Click here for more info.

15 Hotter-Than-August Cities and their Spa Deals

Whether you’d like to look a little younger (Nonsurgical Face Lift?), tanner (spray tan?) or smoother (mango scrub?)… there’s a spa deal to suit your desires in our new batch of August deals. Check out our spa deals for more discounts in these and other cities, running through the bittersweet end of August.


Too much sun can be a bad thing. By now your summer glow has faded into a dull hue and can use a rejuvenated boost. Visit Desert Bloom Skin Care Center in Scottsdale for Microdermabrasion with a  Collagen Mask or Microcurrent Non-Surgical Face Lift Treatment for $85, normally strong $110, or $25 off any Anti-Aging Treatment including the Bio-Roller Anti-Aging Facial.


We love purifying our pores with fruits and veggies and you will too. Go to Verabella Skin Therapy in Beverly Hills for a choice of 90 Min Gourmet Facial including Rose and Chocolate Facial, Cool as a Cucumber Facial, Hot Mama Facial, 24 Carrot Facial, Yogurt Cherry Berry Facial or Fall on Your Face Facial for only $125, normally $155, or 50 Min Micro-Diamond-Brasion or 50 Min Perfect Lift: Non-Surgical Face Lift on Wednesday and Thursday for $50.


The Catamaran Spa takes us right out to sea. Take your pick of an Oceanic Wrap or Cucumber Green Tea Cold Stone Facial for $95, normally $115, or Mango Pedicure for $65, normally $75.


There’s more beach in store with the help of Ciao Bella Day Spa of Littleton. Allow your skin to soak up the natural elements with a 30-Min Beach Vacation Sugar Scrub: includes Customized Sugar Scrub scented with Sea Spray, Water Lily, Freesia and Sandalwood, followed by a Steam Shower to reveal your body’s healthy glow.
Special: $45


There’s no type of relaxation like a good ol classic massage. The Spa Room in Washington D.C. adds some spice to the service with these awesome deals. Choice of 45 Min Deep Tissue Massage for $75, normally $99, valid Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm only, 50 Min Customized Massage and Wild Rose Facial for $95, normally $125, or 80 Min Customized Massage and Birch Back Exfoliation for $135, normally $170. If you join their Facebook Page you’ll  receive a free $25 Massage Gift Card sweetening the deal!


Wrinkles be gone or never arrive! Get a youthful glow at Bella Reina Spa.  Receive 20% off any Image Acne or Ageless Skin Care Facial, 20% off any Wrinkle Lift or Four Layer Advanced Pro Peel, or $100 offon Non-Surgical Facelift with Plant Stem Cell Ultrasound.


Dr. Q Cosmetics promises a detailed beautifying experience work each of your most delicate parts. Receive 50% off on All Photorejuvenation Treatments including Full Face, normally $150, Hands, normally $50, Neck, normally $50, or Chest, normally $125, or receive 50% off on All Laser Hair Removal Treatments.


There’s still time for a little skin enhancement and you can get it at Elizabeth Adam Salon And Day Spa, Choice of Organic Fantasy Tint Spray Tan, Echo2 Oxygen Treatment, or Body Massage of choice including Swedish, Hot Stone or Deep Tissue. Special: $50 Each; Originally: $80 – $98


We can’t ever pass up on a fruit infused treatment. The smell of the varying ingredients is oh so intoxicating. Keldara Salon and Spa in Dedham, Massachusetts offers a 60 Min Mango Tropical Escape Package: includes Refreshing Mango Back Scrub followed by a Relaxation Massage with Mango Shea Butter Creme for $50, normally $90, or 60 Min Super Cleanse Facial: includes Clarisonic Cleansing with Fruit Acid Wash followed by Enzyme Cleanse, Advanced Exfoliation, Extractions, Face, Neck, Decollete, Hand and Head Massage, Customized Masque, Repair Serums and Moisturizer for $60, normally $105.


Aromathery, essential oils, and hot stone massage are the key words ot our relaxation senses. Get all three and more at Ravissant Clinical Day Spa in Bowie, Maryland. Choose a Detoxifying Back Treatment with Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage, Zesty Orange Exfoliating Facial with Aromatherapy, Essential Oil Detoxifying Slimming Body Wrap, or Endermologie Lipomassage Cellulite Treatment.  Special: $60 Each


Massage, massage and more massage. Get them galore at NEVA Massage Center in Saint Louis Park, MN.  Choice of 60 Min Deep Tissue Massage for $59.99, normally $75, 60 Min European Massage for $49.95, normally $65, or 60 Min Hot Stone Massage for $64.99, normally $95.


We love a spa deal with an athletic component. Relaxing the frame while working it out is a plus for us. Visit  Cenergie Medical Spa in Basking Ridge, NJ. Choose a 90 Min Cenergie Swedish Massage for $115, normally $155, 45 Min Personal Training Session for $50, normally $90, or book our Summer Specialty Mojito Pedicure and receive a complimentary Express Manicure.


Maximize the experience with a body scrub, wrap and hydrating facial Las Vegas’ WELL Spa at the Platinum Hotel.  Choice of Coconut Papaya Body Scrub and Body Butter Wrap or Hydrating Facial. Special:$70Each


This spa is almost like a city resort. The amenities are enticing enough. Visit Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Banya for a choice of 60 Min Massage with Full Body Honey Sea-Salt Scrub and Organic Facial Massage for $99, or 60 Min Swedish, Hot Stone, Mineral, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Sports or Deep Tissue Massage for $50, 45 Min Massage with Full Body Scrub for $70, Signature Banya Treatment for $25, or Special Day Pass to use Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Pool, Shower and Sun Bathing for $20.


Mud Manis and Pedis made with love. Visit Faina European Day Spa for your choice of the two or more. Get a 60 Min Aromatherapy Body Scrub with Body Massage for $79, normally $135, Crystal Mud Manicure and Grape Peel Pedicure for $45, normally $90, Brazilian Wax using Sensitive Pearl Wax and Crystal Mud Pedicure for $65, normally $110, or 70 Min Hydra-Radiance Facial for $89, normally $175.

And remember… during Spa Week Sept 13-19/Oct 11-17, ALL treatments are only $50 a piece. Talk about hotter than August. Sign up now.