At-Spa Treatments


After-Color Hair Treatment for Dry, Flaky, Itchy Scalp

Have you ever left a hair salon with gorgeous, newly-colored hair only to be left with an itchy head a few hours later? Unfortunately, most hair dyes contain peroxide, ammonia, and/or phenylenediamine, a very common allergen that can irritate the scalp and cause itchiness, dryness and flaking. Bummer, I know.

HELP is here with this all-natural hair treatment made with ingredients you probably already have at home that will not damage your new hair color, and will take the itch away.  Read more »

DETOX JUICE… Cleanse! Energize! Rejuvenate!


So here we are… full swing into the summer.  The kids have been home for what seems like an eternity and I can tell you this much… as hard as I’ve tried,  I know I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could be.  Call it a case of “the-kids-are-home-and-are-making-me-eat-more-junk-food-snacks-itis.”  Yes, I have a serious case of it going on right now!  So what’s a better time than now to think about doing a little detox juice cleanse… and do I have the perfect recipe for you!

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s a perfect way to recharge, rejuvenate and renew your body and flush out the toxins and jump start yourself to get back on the healthy train! It’s high in fiber… low in fat!

Now I’m not talking about doing a fasting cleanse… by all means I’m not saying drink this and don’t eat… I’m talking about making a fresh pressed  juice that is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and all of the things that can keep you going and active throughout the day!

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Your skin is going to glow, your metabolism is going to have a BOOST and you’re going to have boundless energy!! Yes, I’m guaranteeing you this!

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Aromatherapy 101

Have you ever caught the whiff of a scent (either glorious or stinky or somewhere in-between) and suddenly felt transported to another place and time?  Recently we had the great pleasure of relaxing at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California.  In this beautiful oasis surrounded acres of lavender and rosemary, I had an olfactory experience that evoked deep-rooted memories and transported me to places I hadn’t thought of in decades. (I realize how sophisticated that last sentence sounded… but no joke it was that serious a feeling!) Read more »

The Anatomy Of The Best Day Ever

The Best Day Ever

 

Every now and then you gotta pause… take a collective breath and assess what your day has in store for you.  Too many times our feet hits the ground in the morning and we’re off on “auto-pilot”

Here’s a breakdown on what we think The Best Day Ever would look like… (we’ve also included the reality of what it actually is.)  What do you think?  Do you agree?  What would your best day ever look like?

** These stats are from The Journal of Economic Psychology Magazine**

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Botox Stops Underarm Sweat!

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BOTOX:  Wrinkle miracle cure & underarm sweat-buster extraordinaire! Who knew? 

Let’s be honest: When most women, including us, think of Botox , they usually think of their faces, not their underarms. Well ladies, we have news for you. Believe it or not, Botox can safely reduce underarm sweat for up to six months!

Considering the crazy heat waves this summer, we thought it apropos to show you how Botox can keep you sweat-free and bring lasting relief to the more than a million people who suffer from an embarrassing condition called “axillary hyperhidrosis,” excessive underarm sweat.  People with this condition sweat up to 4x more than normal in order to maintain a normal body temperature, and they often suffer from difficulty in social situations and say it significantly interferes with their daily activities. However, as moms we know there are many situations that we face everyday that make us sweat!

We know, you’re wondering if it’s safe.  Apparently, it is!  In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (a.k.a you’re sweating a lot!) that can’t be resolved with prescription creams or antiperspirants. In studies, researchers found that after the first treatment, 82% of patients had up to a 75% reduction in sweat production in four weeks after the injection. They also found that the treatment had a positive effect on the patients’ quality of life by easing the social stigma of sweat.

Call us crazy (it wouldn’t be the first time), but we had to check this out for ourselves.  We had the pleasure of giving this lovely treatment a try at the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Rady Rahban, M.D. F.A.C.S. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.  After a little numbing cream to take the edge off, and a few pricks to our underarms (okay, quite a few pricks to our underarms), we were transformed into sweat-free moms in less than 2 weeks. It worked!!  We can say that both of us,  after undergoing this treatment, are part of that 82%.  No sweating. Really.

Minimal pain, TONS of gain!

If you’re on the fence about this, or if you’ve done this before, send us an email or leave a comment below.  We’ll answer any questions you may have and would love to hear about your experience with this treatment.

Check out our video, have a laugh, and see how botox can make you sweat-free too (and save you some dry-cleaning $ at the same time!)

Thank you again, Dr. Rahban!  This was amazing!

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3-Day Cleanse – Lose Weight Fast!

Cleanse“I regret eating healthy today,” said no one in the history of ever. 

Coming off a four day weekend fueled by way too many margaritas and all-American BBQ’d everything, there’s no better time to consider detoxing your body and shedding a few unwanted lbs. with a “cleanse.”  After all, it’s summertime and bikini season is here whether we like it or not!

While some extremists may opt for the “Master Cleanse” (which I recommend only if you’re lucky enough to have absolutely no kids around you and the opportunity to sleep all day… so, NEVER), I suggest trying a more sensible and realistic approach to cleansing such as the 3-Day or 5-Day Cleanse from The Juice Club. Read more »

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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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Sleep Like a Baby Post-Daylight Savings Time

 

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Did you have trouble getting out of bed this morning, two days after Daylight Savings Time?  I know I did!  Even with only a 1-hour time change, most people are thrown off by the lost hour of sleep and feel more irritable and stressed than usual.  According to a survey by the Better Sleep Council of over 1,000 adults, 40% state that they need at least a full week to feel normal once again.  The good news is that there are ways that you can help your body get back to normal! Read more »

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Cleansing Yoga for Colon Cancer Awareness Month


Colon Cancer YogaMarch is Colon Cancer Awareness Month (I know, yippee!) and it’s time we pay some attention to the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the U.S. Besides getting screened for colorectal cancer, which is recommended for everyone over 50, and eating more fiber, there’s another thing you can do to help —  YOGA! Here’s an easy and relaxing yoga pose that you can do to help your colon stay healthy and clean.

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Feng Shui Secrets for an Early Spring & Good Luck

February Feng Shui

Yippee, February is almost over! As the coldest weather in years freezes cities all over the U.S., this last week of February represents the end to the hardest month of the year and the hope for an early spring with flowers in bloom.  If you’re in need of something to perk up your spirits, lift your heart, and re-energize your body and soul until the groundhog shows his little head, here’s a simple Feng Shui strategy to help you get over the hump and prepare you for spring. Read more »

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