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Master Estheticians Kristy Harris and Stephanie Willis have launched a campaign to immediately improve the image of skin!
The PR Facial Treatment was designed in recognition of the human desire to become more competitive and appealing socially, romantically and professionally. This treatment puts a new spin on skin by networking skin tightening technology with the skin plumping results of an infused oxygen treatment for immediate image enhancing results.
PR Facial Treatment
This skin campaign begins with a skin tightening treatment that uses Radio Frequency to deliver deep intense heat into the dermis. The heat causes an immediate contraction of collagen fibers, and stimulates collagen production. The result is an immediate skin tightening effect.
The skin tightening treatment is followed up with derma-planing, gently scraping the skin to remove facial hair and dead skin cells. Skin is immediately smoother and has a more polished image.
The skin enhancing event is completed with an Oxygen facial treatment that will instantly leave the skin plump, firm, hydrated and radiant. Oxygen, in conjunction with vitamins and minerals are propelled onto the skin to nourish and revitalize the skin cells. After the oxygen treatment you will notice a “tight” sensation of the skin and the skin will look and feel moist to the touch.
120 minutes / $550 *Gratuity not included
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OMG! Somebody is going to have their mouth washed out with soap, or lose their internet privileges.
The once forbidden “B- word” is no longer taboo, in-fact it is a title that some women carry with pride. For many the term bitch is associated with strength, power and control, it can even be a term of endearment between friends. ( “You are a sexy bitch !” ) There are times in life that embracing your inner bitch can be useful, however some people abuse the power of the bitch. Your inner bitch can protect you or give you a sense of strength however it can also make you an ugly person and ruin the quality of your life. If you are a self-proclaimed bitch or if you have earned the title the old fashion way, you should ask yourself if you are a good bitch or a bad bitch.
You Might Be A Good Bitch If…
You are loyal and protective, always protecting your friends and family like a mama bear.
You refuse to be a victim, you can take care of yourself.
You respect yourself and demand the respect of others.
You know your worth and will not degrade yourself.
You are not naive and often require that people prove themselves.
You will not tolerate people that bully or disrespect others
You are in control and will not be submissive to anyone
You May Be A Bad Bitch If….
You find problem and conflict where it doesn’t exist.
You create drama and chaos all around you.
You are completely self serving.
You are mean and hurtful without remorse.
You make rude and nasty comments
You are short when speaking to people or act as if they are beneath you
You manipulate others to benefit yourself
You create conflict between those around you.
You don’t value the opinions of others
You disrespect or degrade people
You enjoy intimidating people
The inspiring bitch.
I was inspired to write this post after a trip to the grocery store. As I was paying, I overheard the store employee lamenting to a coworker because a woman in the parking lot was honking at him as he was collecting the carts. He couldn’t understand why she was honking at him, when he was only doing his job. I knew he was thinking that this woman was a bitch. I wondered if this woman was proud of her ugly behavior, or if she thought she was justified.
Did she consider how she would feel if one of the carts accidentally rolled across the parking lot and hit her car? What if the next time she came to the store, she found that there were not any carts at the front of the store? She should be grateful that anyone is willing go out in the heat of an Arizona summer to round up carts. I have a feeling she knows she is a bitch, she just doesn’t know that she is a bad bitch. If you abuse people while they are at work because you can, you are a bully and a bad bitch. Shame on you!
We all have our bitch moments, but we should make a conscious effort to make the world a better place and maintain our inner beauty.
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About 8 of of 10 women have cellulite, even women that are thin or work out often have cellulite. Some of hottest celebrities have cellulite, Pamela Anderson, Misha Baton, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Beyonce have all been photographed with cellulite. Kim Kardashian has even had Velashape cellulite treatments on her show. VelaShape offers an effective solution for treating cellulite, which is probably why we have seen it on shows like Dr Phil, Rachel Ray and The Doctors.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the unsightly lumpy, dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ appearance. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks. The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells, which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.
VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape™ features the unique elōs™ technology combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite. With VelaShape™ it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself!
Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.
You can schedule a Velashape treatment at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. 480 421-1701
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
I was recently in San Diego, and I stopped by the Old Town marketplace, where I found a unique moistuizer. At first I thought that the Body Stone Candles were only candles, I was surprised to learn that they are actually a natural deep moisturizing lotion with a wick.
You light the wick, like you would a candle and let a small amount melt and pour it into your hands and apply the way you would normally apply lotion. It is not too hot, and is very soothing. It also has a nice light scent. The moisturiser is made of natural ingredients includeing Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Soy Oil, Bee’s Wax, Vitamins A & E, Jojoba, Aloe Vera and pure essential oils. This is great for dry hands, feet, elbows, or any area that needs extra hydration.
The moisturizer is contained inside beautiful hand crafted stoneware with an artisan glaze. The stone ware is designed to allow the product to slowly flow out as you pour it onto the skin. The stone pots can also be refilled, which is environmentally friendly. There are so many color selections, you can easily find something that will match your personal style or home decor. You will want to display your Body Stone Candle as a unique piece of art. It would be perfect next to the kitchen sink, in the bathroom or on the nightstand next to your bed. Body Stone Candles are also a fun and unique gift idea!
Body Stone Candles are good for your skin, environmentally friendly and good for the economy because they are made in America.
You don’t have to travel to California to get a Body Stone Candle, you can view the selection of Stone Candles and purchase them on line.
Great Night Out in Scottsdale!!
Brand new to the area, paint with instruction while you enjoy a glass of wine! Brush Bar is an art wine bar located in the heart of old town Scottsdale. I absolutely LOVE this idea!! Brushes, canvases and smocks will be provided and no experience is necessary! It’s perfect for a date night, bridal shower, birthday celebration, girls night out, baby shower, children’s birthday parties, and other private events, or just something fun to do!! Not just for a fun “night” out, the Brush Bar offers Mimosa Mornings, as well as family day! Brush Bar is having a grand opening/ open house in Scottsdale Saturday July 30th, specials and discounts will be offered that night. Stop by any time between 4pm and 9pm! Hope to see you there! Located at 4165 N. Craftsman Court.
The August calendar is ready, so check it out and register for your favorite class!
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We are all about having sun kissed skin with out getting sun damage.
I have tried many sunless tanners, and although they have come a long way since the 80′s, many still leave a lot to be desired. I usually look for a sunless tanner that has an instant bronzer and a nice fragrance. A bronze tinted, sunless tanner will give you the satisfaction of instant color and help achieve even application. The chemicals used to create a sunless tan do have an unpleasant odor and can also make skin dry. This is why it is ideal to look for a product that has an added fragrance and a moisturizer. Tantasia is a new self tanner, by Jane Iredale and it meets all of my personal criteria. We (Stephanie & Kristy) both love this product, it works great for people with very fair skin (like Kristy) that need to build up color and those with skin that already has a nice color (like Stephanie) and would just like to add a little extra color and a get a beautiful glow.
A moisturizing, natural bronzer and self-tanner for face and body.
• Bronzer provides instant, healthy-looking color.
• Builds a gradual, natural looking tan within three days, for optimum control and customization.
• Fresh citrus fragrance.
• Streak-free formula.
• Sensitivity tested for use on face and body.
• Provides natural hydration to the skin.
Application for Face:
• Squeeze a dime-sized amount onto your finger.
• Touch the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin with the finger to distribute product.
• Using sweeping motions, start at the center of the face and blend outwards until you’re pleased with the coverage.
• Wash hands thoroughly.
• Apply daily until a golden tan has been achieved.
Application for Body:
• Squeeze an amount the size of a quarter in the palm of hand.
• Rub hands together two to three times to distribute the product across palms.
• Smooth on one section at a time until product is absorbed using long, back-and-forth strokes.
• Repeat the steps above until the desired coverage is reached.
• Wash hands thoroughly.
• Apply daily until a golden tan has been achieved.
• To minimize the chance of transfer to clothing, allow 15-20 minutes before getting dressed.
• The Blending Brush may be used to blend Tantasia.
• Use frequently to maintain color.
Jane Iredale new self-tanner, Tantasia has been getting rave reviews! As seen in Allure Magazine, Fitness Magazine and Whole Living.
You can get Tantasia and other Jane Iredale products at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic, Shapiro Plastic Surgery.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
The Clarisonic cleansing brush has been a long time favorite among skin care profesionals, so it is no surprise that the Clarisonic Opal is a new favorite. The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System helps you get the most out of your skin care products and improve the skin around your eyes.
A palm-sized sonic infusion device, the Opal is specially designed to help build skin’s resilience over time and prevent future damage around the eyes. By gently tapping the skin around your eye at 125 sonic movements per second, the Opal dispenses a specially formulated Anti-Aging Sea Serum, maximizing absorption in a way that’s not possible with your finger alone.
A blue dye was added to the eye serum to show the enhanced absorption with the Clarisonic Opal.
For me the biggest selling point is that your products will penetrate better when you use them with the Opal, and when you invest in the best skin care products you want to get all you can from them. The Opal Sonic comes with an Anti-Aging Sea Serum, but I also use it with other serums. I find it also works well with Skin Ceutical’s Hydrating B5 Gel and Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment Gel. I think I will also like try it with Skin Medica’s TNS Recovery Complex. I don’t limit my Opal use to around the eyes, I find it works great on the lip line too.
Achive a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance
Target signs of aging by tightening lax skin including, jowls, neck, sagging under the eyes, droopy brow, and nasolabial folds. ReFirme is a noninvasive procedure that instantly tightens skin with out any discomfort or down time, offering a fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin.
ReFirme is a FDA cleared non-invasive Skin Treatment procedure that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring down time.
An average treatment takes about an hour. You can see results immediately after your first treatment, however results are accumulative, so a series of treatments are recommended. A series of 5 treatments are recommended, scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart. You can expect results from a single treatment to last up to 6 weeks and after a series of 5 treatments, results last up to 6 months.
ReFirme is an ideal treatment before photo’s or special events.
There is absolutly no down time! After a treatment you look good enough for a night out, in-fact many celebrities will have a skin tightening treatment before they hit the red carpet.
ReFirme can also be used in conjunction with other skin treatments including Fotofacial, Microdermabrasion, The Oxygen Facial and Chemical Peels.
ReFirme™ is a FDA cleared non-invasive skin treatment that uses Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissue within the targeted treatment area. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Fine wrinkles are reduced, noticeable lifting can be observed on sagging skin and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned.
I know that I am supposed to be the “skin guru”, but occasionally I learn something from my clients. Years ago, one of my clients went to Israel. Before she left, she promised she was going to bring me back a little gift. Yay…I love gifts! ( I am blessed with the most amazing clients.) She returned with AHAVA mineral hand cream. She remembered that I am always looking for something to sooth my dry hands. At work I wear latex gloves and I wash my hands several times a day, as a result my hands become very dry and sensitive. I am glad that I has introduced to this line of products because I absolutely love them.
She told me about the Dead Sea and how people travel from all over the world to float in the Dead Sea and coat their bodies in mud from the Dead Sea. It has long been believed that the Dead Sea offers many health and cosmetic benefits due to the high mineral content of the water and salt.
The Dead Sea is at the lowest elevation on earth and has one of highest concentrations of salt water in the world. The high salinity of 33.7% creates an environment in which animals can’t live, which is why it is known as the Dead Sea. The salt content differs from that of the ocean, which is 97% chloride. The Dead Sea salt contents vary, but it is made up of about: 50.8% magnesium chloride, 30.4% sodium chloride, 14.4% calcium chloride, and 4.4% potassium chloride.
Dead Sea Mud
AHAVA also has a full line of products that are made with Dead Sea Mud. The mineral-rich black mud of the Dead Sea shores is scientifically proven to help soothe and repair dry sensitive skin. In addition to the Mineral Hand Cream I am currently also using the Dermud Intensive Foot cream. It is extreamly hydrating, which is great for dry feet. Better yet, you can buy 100% pure Dead Sea Mud for a full body treatment at home.
Dead Sea Salts
Discover the benefits of the Dead Sea with AHAVA.
Try it and let us know what you think.
You can find AHAVA at Nordstroms, ULTA, Beauty Brands and Beauty First.
Hollywood A-listers love Oxygen facials, fans include… Fergie, Sienna Miller, Heather Locklear, Donatella Versace, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell and Katy Perry. It is even rumored that Madonna is such a fan of the Oxygen treatment that she actually has two machines in her home.
So, what is all the fuss about? Oxygen infused skin treatments instantly leave the skin plump, firm, hydrated and radiant. Oxygen is an excellent nutrient for collagen and elastin, the body uses its own oxygen supply and other nutrients to increase the strength of the collagen and elastin fibers. When used topically, oxygen treatments can reduce the effects of aging by actually nourishing the skin with essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes all of which are propelled deep into the skin with pressurized pure oxygen. The result is an instant increase in the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
What skin types benefit from oxygen treatments?
Nearly all skin types can benefit from an oxygen skin treatment regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. However, because oxygen does stimulate the growth of all cells, oxygen skin treatments are not recommended for cancer patients. Oxygen treatments are especially ideal for smokers and those with acne prone skin and can be used on skin that has been treated with AHA’s, Reitn-A and Acutane.
What to expect with an oxygen skin treatment
A true Oxygen Facial uses actual pure oxygen, compared to other so called “oxygen facials” that use hydrogen peroxide. Although I don’t think there is anything wrong with products that use hydrogen peroxide, it is simply a different treatment all together and can not be compared. I would like to mention that products containing hydrogen peroxide are generally not recommended for darker skin types.
A typical oxygen treatment focuses on exfoliation, hydration, and nourishing the skin, however oxygen treatments can be customized to fit needs of each persons skin. Oxygen treatments can be added to enhance the results of other skin treatments like microdermabrasion, Blue Light acne treatment, energy based skin tightening treatments. Oxygen therapy is also a great post-procedure treatment to help calm and sooth skin and promote healing.
The skin is hydrated using a unique process in which specially formulated enzymes and mineral solutions are used to help draw moisture to the skins surface, thus providing skin cells with more nourishment than ever before possible. Oxygen, in conjunction with vitamins and minerals are propelled onto the skin to nourish and revitalize the skin cells. After the treatment, you will notice a “tight” sensation of the skin, and the skin will look and feel moist to the touch.
Oxygen Acne Treatment
Bacteria thrive in an environment deprived of oxygen, when you introduce oxygen into the skin it acts to eliminate bacteria. Oxygen skin treatments also promote skin healing and reduce inflammation. A professional acne treatment system utilizing pure oxygen, along with proven acne-fighting ingredients work to kill acne causing bacteria, promote healing of acne lesions and calm and sooth inflamed skin.