Ladies, ladies, ladies (and gents)! Summer is over!! Yes the sun may peak out every now and then and we may feel the warmth of the sun rays from time to time, but the morning I got up to 45 degree weather I knew that summer said "bye bye baby bye bye!". Well, along with the 85 degree weather we are starting to trade our sandals, bathing suits and sun dresses for sweaters, socks and boots. Of course fashion must go on, just a change of the seasons... we still intend to look fabulous on the outside, no matter what the temperature is... right?
Well what about the inside? Or shall I say "what lies beneath..." now that the summer is gone the need for pedicures may not be as frequent or (to some) necessary as it was during the months of April- August. After all the trips to the beach, vacations, parties, and weddings, now it's time to store away cash for the holidays. Who has time to invest in facials, mani's and pedi's with the holidays coming up?
I have the solution! Instead of going to a day spa for your pampering, have you considered a "stay" spa? Now we know there's nothing like going to a beautiful spa, walking in to sweet aromas of incense, candles lit with the faint sound of waterfalls and calming music in the background with dimly lit lights... then laying on a table where you are rubbed down in some warm smooth concoction... no there's nothing like it. However, if your POCKETS are saying "WAKE UP, you can't afford it right now"- have no fear. You don't have to go the whole fall and winter without a pedicure, and then wait until next spring and someone has to go to work on your feet like Myra from Martin (oh the horror!). Nor do you have to watch your face dry up like a prune due to lack of moisture- the moisture you would have received if you just took some money and squeezed in that facial.
Stay Spas are very rewarding. You are in the comfort of your own home, pampering yourself for little to no cost. If you look in your refrigerator or pantry, you will find home made natural ingredients that are great for the body- not just for eating, but for other things as well. A mixture of cocoa powder, honey, oatmeal and cream can create a heavenly chocolate facial-which is a great help for dry skin. You can also take olive oil, along with your favorite essential oil (for aroma) and sugar and create a delectable sugar scrub for you hands and feet. Take butter and almond oil, slather your feet then wrap them in saran wrap, and top with booties for extra moisture for the feet. I guarantee you will smell soooo good but DO NOT eat the ingredients. Also, it's important to do a skin test first before applying any household ingredients to your skin, especially your face.
So I challenge us all to create a stay spa to pamper ourselves. We don't have to wait until the spring hits to chisel away all the dead, rough skin we accumulate during the winter- we can be just as soft and supple all year around, from the comfort of our own home! For more information on stay spa parties, contact me, feel free to comment, and let me know how your stay spa experience goes!