2011 Holiday Tweet-a-thon!

*** EDITOR’S NOTE: This contest has ended! Are you looking for this year’s 12 Days of Wellness giveaway? Click here for the 2012 giveaway. ***


2011 12 Days of Wellness giveaway [EXPIRED]:

Happy Spalidays, darling Twitterbugs! You may remember our #WinDailyWinItAll Tweet-a-thon back in July… well, now we’re twisting the tweets and wrapping them in tinsel for holiday time. Spa-la-la-la-la… get ready for #12DaysOfWellness!

From December 5 – 20you’ll have the chance to win one – or ALL – of the prizes you see below, plus a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card – that’s over $1300 of goodies! Read on for how to enter, along with more info on the makeup, skincare, hair products and delicious treats that could be all yours this holiday season.


WIN DAILY (12 winners, 1 announced each day)

  • FOLLOW @SPAWEEK and our brand new Twitter sister @SpaWeekGiftCard.

  • TWEET the message below each day to enter to win the daily prize.

WIN IT ALL (1 lucky grand prize winner)


Holiday Tweet-a-thon! Follow @SPAWEEK & @SpaWeekGiftCard and tweet to #win ONE or ALL 12 prizes! bit.ly/12wellSW #12DaysOfWellness

Now, see what you can win! Let’s get this party started riiiiiiight…


Monday, December 5

@YbCosmetics | Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lipgloss Party Mix – $75 A limited-edition set containing five full-size glosses. The non-sticky, lip-plumping formula helps create shiny, fuller-looking lips. Check out Youngblood’s Endless Beauty event!

Tuesday, December 6

@EGSkincare | Elizabeth Grant Favourite Perfume Collection – $95 Gift set includes three uniquely inspired scents to set the mood for any occasion: Heavenly, Emotion, and Graceful Angel.

Wednesday, December 7

@SkinSync | Skin Sync Pro T Target Solutions Retinol Face Treatment and Pro T Target Solutions Retinol Eye Treatment – $120 Treat yourself to skin cell renewal and beautiful skin this holiday season with these age-minimizing retinol treatments from Skin Sync.

Thursday, December 8

@sodastreamusaSodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker – $100 Fresh, fizzy homemade soda and sparkling water in seconds! Save money and the environment with Soda Stream USA.

Friday, December 9

@Ouidad | Ouidad, The Curl Experts Ultimate Gift Set – $135 The Ultimate Gift Set includes all of Ouidad’s favorite products to take you from shampoo through styling your curls perfectly every time. Read more about taming the mane with Ouidad!

Monday, December 12

@eveechoinc | Eve Echo Gift Pack of Entire Eve Echo Product Line, 4 fragrant Hand Soaps & 2 Sanitizers – $77 Join hands and create an #EchoEffect. Eve Echo loans 100% of profits to FINCA to help the world’s poorest women attain financial independence. Read more about Eve Echo!

Tuesday, December 13

@YourNamePro | Your Name Professional Brands Holiday Survival Kit – $145 Your Name Pro presents the Holiday Survival Kit packed with miracle products that maintain your fresh-faced glow from morning till night. Check out Your Name’s exciting Calling All Makeup Artists competition!

Wednesday, December 14

@NudoItalia | Two Nudo Olive Oil Sets, The Emperor’s Herbs and The Citrus Club – $76 An Italian artisanal extra virgin olive oil company from Le Marche supporting small, local producers.

Thursday, December 15

@ManeBoost | Full set of Mane Boost volumizing products per winner – $96 Feeling frazzled this holiday season? No need to look it – Mane Boost volumizing line offer sexy volume with healthy hair protection.

Friday, December 16

@skinresearchlab | NeuLash Holiday Gift Set – $180 Get the gorgeous lashes you’ve always wanted and deserve. Gift set includes 6 ml NeuLash, 3 ml neuveauBrow and Brow Defining Pen.

Monday, December 19

@ShopCoobieCoobie Seamless Bras 4-Pack – $85 Coobie Seamless Bras are an ultra-comfortable, one size (32A-36D) bra that can be worn in place of a camisole or tank top.

Tuesday, December 20

@EMChocolatier | Edward Marc Chocolatier Pearl Tower of Dark Chocolate Sweets – $80 A special Edward Marc Chocolatier Pearl Tower of Sweets containing an assortment of hand made gourmet dark chocolate.

Grand prize winner will receive ALL of the above, and also a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card. (Which, by the way, are ON SALE for great wellness gift-giving this holiday season!)


Spa Week Media Party Fall 2011: Video Tour

You’ve seen the pictures, you read the recap post and you had an exclusive look inside those 15 pound gift bags… now it’s time for you to experience the Spa Week Media Party like you were right there with us. Press play and transport yourself to our largest, most successful media event in Spa Week’s history!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making it all possible:

Presenting Sponsor, Carefree®

Food Sponsor, Dole

Hair Care Sponsor, Ouidad – The Curl Experts

Skincare SponsorAmerican Laser Skincare

Cosmetic Sponsor, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Destination SponsorVdara Hotel & Spa

Special thanks to our Media Event Sponsors, Spa Chicks On The GoBobby Berk HomePlank Yoga Mats, Seagrams Smooth, Given Liquor, and Reve Vodka as well as our caterers, the Altman Building and of course – the woman to whom you are all writing your thank you notes – Spa Week founder and CEO, Cheryl Reid.

FRIDAY FREE-FOR-ALL: 10 Ways to Win!

You can win THOUSANDS of dollars worth of vacations, beauty and spa from Spa Week this month, and we’re dedicating today to reminding you about all our amazing sweepstakes, giveaways and other freebies. Ready??? Here we go…

Tell Us Your Spa Week Stories

First thing’s first… we want to hear your Spa Week stories… 5 Chances to win Spa and Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week!

3 Nights at Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas

Enter our sweepstakes for your chance to win the Escape To Vdara Giveaway:

  • Spend 3 nights in a penthouse suite
  • Indulge in 2 spa services totaling $300
  • Enjoy a $100 dining credit
  • Arrive in style with limo service from the airport

Dole Fall Bliss Giveaway

Enter DOLE’s Fall Bliss Sweepstakesfor the chance to win an Ultimate Relaxation Package, including:

  • A tote bag filled with relaxing essentials:
  • A cooling eye mask
  • Aromatherapy lotion
  • Microfiber hair towel
  • A collection of DOLE Real Fruit Bites
  • A $100 Spa Week gift card!

CAREFREE Travel Refresh Giveaway

Enter the Travel Refresh Giveaway with prizes courtesy of the CAREFREE(R) Brand. Win $1000 to Get Away and Refresh

Ouidad Curl Essentials Giveaway

Enter to win 1 of 5 ultimate gift sets ($155 value each) from Ouidad – The Curl Experts.

$500 Worth of Youngblood Cosmetics

Enter to win $500 worth of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and a personal “beauty concierge” to help you select the right products for you.

Back to Beauty Makeover with American Laser

American Laser Skincare is offering one lucky winner a Back to Beauty Makeover which includes your choice of a Liquid Lift or a Laser Lift package.

Take Keri Glassman’s Challenge and Win a Spa and Wellness Gift Card

Pledge to Ditch Artificial Sweeteners for 2 weeks on Facebook and be entered to win one of two $50 Spa and Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week.

Free Stuff From Allure

Enter to win a year supply of John Frieda hair products (worth $500) from Allure magazine.

$1,000 in Spa and Wellness Gift Cards

Last but not least, be entered to win $1,000 worth of Spa and Wellness Gift Cards when you refer a friend.

Spa Week Media Party Flash Back: Inside the Luxury Media Bags

We only briefly mentioned in our Fall 2011 Spa Week Media Party post that our coveted gift bags were back this year, better and heavier than ever! We’ve heard reports that these chic, reusable Spa Week totes weighed in at OVER 15 POUNDS — seriously. Are you dying to know what health, wellness and beauty products were packed, piled and stacked inside? Check out the products below… [Read more…]

Spa Week Media Party Recap – Fall 2011

As Spa Week continues to grow, our biannual parties for the media have no choice but to follow suit. And THAT is a good thing. Last week on October 5th, we held our Spa Week Media Party at The Altman Building, a space double the size of last year’s party! We welcomed 400 of our closest friends like we were Kim Kardashian. It’s our favorite night of the season, and we were truly touched at everyone who came out to celebrate the week of #50dollartreatments, and to thank them, we touched them back. Touches in the form of massages, acupuncture, hair, makeup and more, and from what we understand, it was a good time had by all. Everyone in the business from TV producers and radio personalities to magazine editors and top bloggers, even weather men came out to celebrate Spa Week!

Now take my hand and come with me – let’s a take a tour of the par-tay:

First, a stop at the Carefree Refresh Lounge.

Pink was in the air as the Carefree girls welcomed guests to sit and relax, or learn some new stretches you can do at your desk. In the spirit of feeling fresh, guests learned about their new super-absorbent Acti-Fresh liners, great for busy women on the go. Enter the Carefree $1000 refresh sweepstakes.

Now, the hair. If you see party girls in pretty curls, it’s because Ouidad, “the curl experts” were styling ringlets all night long. They took to locks with curling irons, and also did one-on-one consultations (plus sampling!) on how to embrace your curls, waves and kinks with their amazing products for curly hair. Enter the Ouidad sweepstakes.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics glammed out our guests with mini makeovers by Pauline Youngblood and her skilled artists. They introduced their new fall product, Incredible Wear Gel Liner. And when it comes to making a statement, according to Ms. Youngblood herself,  it’s all about bold lips for fall, ladies. Enter to win $500 worth of their all-natural makeup products.

Dole passed out samples of their Real Fruit Bites (which we are addicted to here in the office) and their oxygen bar offered fresh O2 in the flavors of their hearty, good-for-you snacks:  Mango, Apple and Pineapple. Enter Dole’s Fall Bliss sweepstakes.

Vdara Hotel & Spa, a non-smoking, non-gaming destination oasis, gave away a Vegas vacation to one of our lucky guests. (Not yet announced – hang tight!) But you didn’t miss a thing here, because we’re giving away a 3-night Vdara getaway with penthouse suite, spa treatments and limo for YOU too.

American Laser Skincare taught guests about how to obtain beauty through technology, such as photo facials, skin tightening and Velashape, and conducted onsite skincare analyses. Enter to win their Back to Beauty sweepstakes.

BREAK! Let’s grab a bite and go for a dip in the infamous Spa Week chocolate fountain.

Spa Chicks On The Go, our go-to girls for pop-up party high-quality spa treatments, did eyebrow shaping.

Red Door Spa pampered guests with small tastes of their coveted $50 Spa Week treatments.

Spa Martier flexed their nail art skills with Yukie, who co-owns both Martier in NYC and her nail school in Tokyo. Check out the p-p-p-poker hand manicure by Yukie and her team.

For the first time in Spa Week Media Party history, Village Wellness Project brought acupuncture to the scene. Guests, and many for the first time, experienced the power of the needle that’s been healing folks for thousands of years. Cupping is fun too!

LifeSpa, that brilliant spa located in LifeTime Fitness centers nationwide that’s offering 2 hours of free childcare with your Spa Week treatment, massaged all the kinks out.

The Bobby Berk Home Lounge provided a refuge from the, uh, refuge of the Spa Week Media Party. Using his modern, high-quality furniture and designs, Bobby created a large homey space, carpeted with statement-making Plank Yoga Mats.


Doreen Hing, owner and designer of Plank Yoga Mats at left, next to Bobby Berk himself, with Michelle and Bobby Berk’s crew.

La piece de resistence: Last season we had a Spa Week ice  sculpture… this season we upped it to a full-on Spa Week ice bar and luge! It kept Seagrams Smooth chilled all night, even with all those cameras flashing.

Cocktails by Given Liquor and Reve Vodka kept the crowd buzzed and feeling beautiful.

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

And of course, those famous goodie bags of ours. We hear they were really worth the weight. Literally. Wendy of Nitrolicious weighed hers and it was 15 pounds! You’re welcome. (Full post on the contents of these coveted bags coming soon.)

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate! We were thrilled to have guests from: ABC, CBS 2 News, Access Hollywood, EXTRA, Fox & Friends, Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, Good Morning America, HBO – Creative Services, Inside Edition, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, News 12, NY1 News,  PBS, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The TODAY Show, Z100 Morning Zoo, American Spa Magazine, BizBashMedia, BUST Magazine, CITY Magazine, Essence Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Men’s Journal, Metro New York, Metrosource Magazine, MVP | NY, Next Magazine, OK! Magazine, Parents Magazine, People Magazine, Shape Magazine, Style 1 Media, The Daily Buzz, The Daily Mail, The Atlanta Post, The Huffington Post, New York Post, Town & Country Magazine, Travelocity, US Weekly, Women’s Health Magazine, Zink Magazine, TheFrisky.com, Lifescript.com, GuestofaGuest.com, TheLuxurySpot.com, FashionIndie.com, Examiner.com, SociallySuperlative.com,  Eye4Style.com, MommysLinks.com, GreenBeautyTeam.com, Nitrolicious.com, PageDaily.com, LadyAndTheBlog.com, KittenLounge, JohnSimonDaily.com, LoveThatMax.com MakeupLovesMe.com, KittyBradshaw.com, PrettyConnected.com, Second City Style, StyleITonline.com, Glamazon Diaries and so many more.

Photos by Tanya Isaeva, and also by Sunny Norton of Guest of a Guest.

To see more photos of the party, check out the album on our Facebook page or the coverage on Guest of a Guest.