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Secret Geisha Facial at Valentina MedSpa

The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. “Bird Poop” Facial)

GeishaHave you ever wondered how Japanese Geisha’s have such blemish-free, porcelain-like complexions? Well, we have the answer, and it’s not just their makeup.  It’s BIRD POOP!  Specifically, Nightingale bird poop (see cute birdie below).  Yes, ladies, the answer to your skin problems is literally for the birds.  You read it right, BIRD POOP!! Read more »

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Bright Wrinkle Free Gorgeous Skin Through Food!

I’m all about prevention when it comes to aging, wrinkles and keeping that youthful glow!  I have never tried Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne or anything like that… but I’m certainly not opposed to it!  Good God! Anything that’ll shave a few years off this face or make me look younger, by all means… BRING IT ON!!! Slather it on my face!  Inject it between my frown lines!!!

But, what if I told you that in addition to some of those fixes, there are a few natural secrets & remedies as well as avoiding a few things that might give you similar results! It’s worth shot, right?

WRINKLE FIGHTERS:

Believe it or not, Vitamin C is not only super effective when it comes to helping your body fight off colds, but it’s great for the fight against wrinkles!  Try boosting your diet with oranges, grapefruit, limes & lemons!  Any sort of citrus!  Vitamin C: “It helps keep collagen — the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging — strong and resilient. (Flimsy collagen means lines and wrinkles.) Since collagen breakdown really picks up in your mid-30s, eat citrus early and often to head off aging” according to realage.com.

Next time you’re making a salad or grilling some fish, try this Cilantro-Lime dressing! Read more »

Stress-Free, Stress-Relieving Holiday Gift Ideas

 

Is it just me, or does it seem like holiday gift lists are getting longer and longer every year? In addition to the kids, family, and friends, there are gifts for the teachers, teacher’s aides, babysitters, mailmen, doormen, garbage men… and the list goes on!

To make your gift giving easier, here are my top 10 gifts in both high and low prices.  Of course, the men in the above-mentioned list might prefer a bottle of scotch or some good ‘ole cash.  But many men will appreciate a scented candle, especially if they think it will bring them a night of romance. Successful re-gifting is always an option for them too!

So off we go, here are my 2012 gift picks (which I’m sure you’ll LOVE for yourself too) … Read more »

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Coffee & Cocoa Brightening Face/Body Mask

Even though I can’t have caffeine, I LOVE coffee!  I also love cocoa, and the two together pack a mighty punch, both as a beverage (hello Mocha!) and as a beauty treatment to enhance your skin.  Coffee and cocoa masks are favored by many beauty experts because, in combination, they decrease puffiness in the face and eye area, wake up dull skin, and brighten your complexion.

WHY? Both coffee and cocoa contain caffeine, an antioxidant that acts as a stimulant. When the Coffee & Cocoa Mask is applied to skin, it improves the blood circulation and promotes radiant, healthy skin. Read more »

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