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Self- Care: Why it makes you a better person

Make time for YOURSELF!

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We all know the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, and we understand that there is so much truth to that. Even in airplanes they tell you that in case of emergency, put your mask on before you assist anyone else with theirs. It is hard to dedicate yourself to something when there isn’t much of you to give. That is where self-care comes in.

“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, physical, and emotional health.”

Self-care can be anything from reading a book in bed at 7pm, meditating, jogging, putting on a face mask, going through your whole skincare routine (daily), making yourself the brownies you love, buying yourself the brownies you love, etc. It can be anything that makes you feel good. No questions, no judgement, no guilt. Just pure, uninterrupted bliss.

I can almost hear your hesitation, say “but what about the kids, what about my husband, what about the house, what about the groceries…”. To that I say, What about you?

Imagine a life where you are happy, for no good reason but just because you are living. Imagine a life where you feel ready to wake up and take on the day, every day. Imagine a life where stress melts away and you feel strong and confident in all that you are. That life is available to you and through self-care, this life will become your reality.

Choose 1-2 self-care habits to incorporate into your life DAILY, and watch the changes unfold.

Self Care Habits:
– Do something that has been on your to-do list for a while, something that you have been putting off.

– Take another route to work. See the beauty of a different direction. Challenge your brain and your thoughts, jump out of the ordinary.

– Unplug for an hour, or a day, or a weekend. Unplug from emails, phone calls, text messages and social media. Create a space that allows your mind to take a step back and turn off from the outside world.

– Do one thing a day that makes you happy. I know it’s cliché but a lot of us don’t do this. One thing, that’s all. It could be as simple as going for a walk on your lunch break, or grabbing a coffee from your favourite coffee shop in the morning. One thing. A DAY. Try it.

– Spend time with your furry four-legged friend. Pat them, stroke them, talk to them. I can tell you from experience that this is one of the top natural stress relievers out there!

These are just small examples of ways you can practice self-care. You can try these or you can make up your own but I wanted to highlight the simplicity in each of these tasks.

Day Two of SpaMas~Kim’s Favourite Picks

I am all about having Smooth, Glowing Skin!

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cloud balmI absolutely love the new Fitglow Beauty Cloud Balm. It has plant-based hyaluronic acid, cloudberry and meadowfoam in it which intensely hydrates my skin. It is a smooth, whipped formula that feels almost like a hug for my skin, yet it absorbs quickly so it doesn’t feel too thick. 

 

 

firmskinacaimasque_5in_hrÉminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is a must in my skincare routine as it gently exfoliates my skin while providing added benefits that leave my skin glowing. It cleans my pores while nourishing my skin. That is what I love about Éminence Products, they do what they say they do and more!

 

In addition to my home skincare routine, I also make it a point to go for facials on a regular basis. I understand the importance of doing so in order to give my skin a deep cleanse and healthy glow. I recently discovered Éminence Facials on the spa menu at Pretty in Pink Spa. From all the spas I have been to over the years, this has by far been the most enjoyable experience to date. I highly recommend them!

 

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Day One of SpaMas~Darlene’s Favourite Picks

I don't leave the house without sun defense on my skin ever

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Rosehip Triple C + E Oil is an essential product for me that

I use day and night. I have sensitive, dehydrated skin and
facing the signs of aging. I am hooked on this product as it is a fantastic blend of advanced actives for the skin that address wrinkles and hydration, without being overly oily. Within minutes of application, it is absorbed into my skin and I can apply my make-up right over top. I always get compliments! It has high amounts of vitamin C and E which helps improve the tone of my skin and Seabuckthorn Oil, which is a hot ingredient that helps with elasticity and hydration. Did I mention that it also smells organically delicious?

 
Citrus and Kale C+E Serum 
is my defence system against the things I cannot see but know are damaging my skin. Everybody can use this to protect themselves from advanced aging. It’s a must have
all year long and an investment that I know I will be thankful for in years to come!
Vitamin C brightens the complexion and vitamin E lightens marks over time. The leafy greens present in this serum supply me with just as many nutrients as when I eat them.  Vitamin C serums are a must for all skin types as part of your daily skin care regime. Ladies please make sure you are incorporating a
Vitamin C serum in your daily regime.  It’s really a MUST!
The importance of Vitamin C by Darlene Maillet @ Pretty In Pink Spa
The importance of Vitamin C by Darlene Maillet @ Pretty In Pink Spa
I cannot leave my house without Sun Defence Minerals on my face…ever! This handy brush that dispenses SPF 3

0 minerals on to my skin and gives me the protection that I need, in all seasons. I love that it is non-pore clogging and does not accentuate the fine lines on my skin like many mineral products out there can do. This is because it has no fillers or talc in it. Aside from the SPF factor, it naturally evens out the redness in my skin and nobody can even tell that I have it on. I have been using it for over 15 years now…and it is a game changer when it comes to sun protection!


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Want Radiant, Glowing Skin? What’s your Skincare Regime?

There are a number of skincare products available in the marketplace today but how many give you glowing skin.  Everyday it seems like a new line of products is being introduced that promises miraculous results and guarantees wonders.  But how many of these products are actually chemical free without compromising on performance ?

The polluted environment and lack of time for proper and results oriented skincare can result in lacklustre skin.  The reason most products are not helping your skin is because they are predominantly chemical based-infused with synthetic ingredients, artificial colours and fragrances to name just a few. 

Our skin is sensitive and requires products that work from within and not just provide an outer covering.  Skincare is skin deep.  After all,  acquiring naturally beautiful looking skin is what we all desire.

At Pretty In Pink Spa we encourage and promote wholesome, plant based skin care – skin that is nourished from the inside and radiant on the outside!  We believe in only using and selling  products that are chemical free and non toxic, plant based providing ultimate nutrition for your skin.  One example of products that we carry that goes skin deep is Éminence – Handmade Organic Skincare from Hungary.Copy of MICRO GREENS COLLECTION TOUT

Éminence offers a  natural and organic approach to skin care products that allow the skin to regain and maintain it’s natural health and glow.  Éminence products are paraben free and never use animal by-products or perform any testing on animals.  You will never see all of the following ingredients in this European Skincareline~ Parabens, Phatalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Propylene Glycol.  Natural products are extremely effective loaded with many beneficial ingredients  providing long lasting positive results. 

Our skin is exposed to harmful chemicals and pollutants all through the day, natural products have the power to deep cleanse and moisturize the skin – leaving it fresh and renewed without the exposure to toxic detrimental ingredients!  Éminence products are handmade and contain the required nutrients and supplements that facilitate glowing and radiant skin.  Their line of skincare products is compatible on all skin types and are gentle enough to be used every day.

Ladies, in order to age gracefully, our skin requires some TLC, attention and care.  Busy lifestyles and lack of time leads many of us ignoring the needs of our skin.  This ultimately results in lifeless and dull aging skin.  The elasticity, glow and radiance of our skin is lost and no amount of makeup can bring it back, Sorry Ladies.  This is where the need to use natural and chemical free products arises to regenerate the skin, resulting in supple and healthy skin.

Visit us in person and speak to any one of our knowledgable staff about the large selection of Éminence products that we carry.  Not sure what products would be good for your skin?  No problem we have you covered.  Book a 10 minute free skin assessment from our  experienced aesthetician and leave with samples for you to try.  We know once you try them you won’t be disappointed.  Your skin will thank you!

Know the products you already love, shop now from the comfort of where you are!

What Goes on Your Body Goes In Your Body?

There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good with a touch of  makeup, perfumes, lipsticks, eye liners and foundations, but still you need to be careful of what t branded cosmetic companies are trying to smear on your face.

If you look into this industry thoroughly, it runs on “innocent until proven guilty” access to its ingredients. If the chemicals used in beauty products are proven not to cause harm to human health, they are classified as “generally recognized as safe”. We are focusing throughout this article how we can identify the toxic ingredients commonly found in cosmetics and skincare. To do that, first take a thorough read of the ingredient lists carefully on products that you are purchasing. This list will help you to avoid chemicals that are unhealthy and considered toxic.

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Canada alone, has found over 650 cosmetic products contaminated with lead, including foundation, whitening toothpaste, nail polish, sunscreens and lipsticks to name a few. Studies indicate these toxins are linked in learning, cognitive abilities, behavioral and language problems as well as links with lethargy, anxiety, lowered fertility in men and women and interrupted puberty onset in girls.

  • Diethanolamine

DEA (diethanolamine) and its associated compounds are used to make cosmetics sudsy or creamy. It also can adjust the pH, canceling out the acidity of other ingredients, so that the cosmetic authority can show their creams are in the pH range that is suitable for your skin, at the same time causing an irreversible damage to your body. Pay close attention while choosing your moisturizers and sunscreens, and also remember that soaps, cleansers, and shampoos can contain other types of DEA called Cocamide and Lauramide DEA. DEA and its compounds can affect your skin and eye irritation both in mild and moderate amounts. The European Union has branded DEA as unhealthy on the basis of danger of severe damage to health from extended usage.

  • Butylated Substances

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) are very jointly related synthetic antioxidants which are mainly used as preservatives in moisturizers and lipsticks. BHT and BHA can cause skin allergic reactions and what is worse about it is that it can cause human carcinogens or simply cancers and alter our body’s normal hormone functions, mostly the functions of estrogen and thus would result in adverse reproductive effects, according to the latest research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • Coal Tar Dyes

These are extensively used coloring agent in cosmetics, generally determined by a 5 digit Color Index (C.I.) number. If you are living in North America the color name may be listed as, “FD&C” or “D&C” followed by a color name plus number. If you ever have seen these letters in your hair dye pack, it’s time to throw it away. Although several coal tar dyes are banned Canada, USA and other European countries, dozens of coal tar-derived colors are still broadly used in many other countries.

  • Parabens

These are used as the most prevalently used preservative as well as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics. Normally fragrance recipes become trade secrets; that in the hand of consumers, this seems like a risk, but manufacturers turn it to their boon that they need not to include fragrance chemicals in the list of ingredients. Although it is at very low levels, 75 to 90 per cent of cosmetics circulate in beauty shops contain parabens.

Parabens can penetrate26 seconds your skin interfere with ease and alter the hormone function like Coal Tar dyes. These can mimic estrogen, the primary female sex hormone causing adverse defects and additionally it can cause human breast cancers.

Bottom line, what we need to consider here is the awareness. Whenever you go shopping to choose your lips stick, your make up creams and powders just be concerned with what you buy; it’s not the shape of the bottle with a glittering flash of light that can decide that this product is good for your health, it’s just the ingredients and their quality. At Pretty in Pink we stand by our products. So if you are looking for make-up that doesn’t have any of these toxic ingredients …. Check out the products we carry from Canadian company Fitglow Beauty, where you will NEVER see any of these ingredients in any of their products.

The Love Me, Myself and EYE event featuring Glõ Minerals

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul so why not make your eyes a focus.   When it comes to the eyes, the possibilities are endless. Simplistic daytime looks, deep enchanting drama night moves, subtle lines and definition, smokey vibes, custom brow looks, classic tones or a pop of colour. Eyeshadows, shadow primers, eyeliners, brows, and mascara by Glo Minerals are formulated to transform your look in the blink of an eye with such ease that even the most inexperienced person will create looks that will have everyone thinking you had a professional apply your makeup.

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But where to start? Easy, we have you covered.   Join us at Pretty in Pink Spa on February 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm (by booked appointment)  at our exclusive eye focused workshop hosting demonstrations by no other than celebrity makeup artist Jenna Sardo. Learn from the expert herself,  on how to shape your eyebrows perfectly,  how to achieve flawless eye makeup no matter where you’re going. The workshop is perfect for ladies who are ready to step up their brow game and express their beautiful eyes without all the fuss. I’m sure you have heard of the latest trend, Microblading.  In case you’ve been living under a rock this is the latest eyebrow phenomenon which is basically a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading” is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool.  OUCH!  Well, for those who are not ready to be tattooed just to have ready to go flawless eyebrows,   Glo Minerals has created~ The Micro Precision Brow Pencil.  These easy to use pencils achieve the illusion of microbladed eyebrows without the actual long term commitment to the tattoo. After filling in your eyebrows to perfection, Glo Minerals has a brow gel to keep it all in place. Do you have bushy eyebrows you want to combat and tame? To make sure your eyebrows are on fleek, each guest attending will receive complimentary eyebrow shaping with our liquid hair removal prior to your eye popping makeover with Jenna.  For those ladies who have very thin eyebrows and want a move full look, there will be demonstrations of the revolutionary Micro Precision Brow Pencil done. Your eyes are the first thing people are drawn to so why not make them stand out and leave a lasting impression. 

EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, February, 28th 12:00pm-5:00pm (by booked appointment)
Enjoy complimentary eyebrow waxing with Brandie
Enter to win a Luxurious Gift Basket filled with Glõ Minerals Goodies
*Reserve your ticket and time as space is limited.

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day with the gift that keeps giving~Furmont Chrismouse

In light of today being Random Acts of Kindness Day, we wanted to introduce you to Furmont Chrismouse.  The ultimate random acts of kindness gift.

We recently interviewed Tracy Vincze, the co- creator of Furmont Chrismouse- the new craze this holiday season! Recently featured in Neighbours magazine and developed to encapsulate the true spirit of giving, Furmont Chrismouse reminds us that real magic can be found in the small, thoughtful gestures we extend towards others.

As a young girl, Tracy tells us how she exchanged trinkets and treasures with her parents. This shared tradition was the source of so much joy. It was never about monumental gifts but the quality time spent together to make long- lasting memories

A few years ago as Tracy was scouting for Christmas gifts, she got caught up in the frenzy and chaos of shopping and the budding stress led to a pivotal moment of self- realization. In the midst of rushing around she asked, “Why am I doing this?” and more importantly, “Who is this for and what really matters?” After pausing, taking a few deep breaths and determining the purpose of what she was doing, her perspective shifted. As a result, the concept of Furmont was born.

Chrismouse symbolizes how great things come in small packages. It speaks to the kid in you by encouraging a fun and creative side that makes the holidays much more memorable and special. Customers have personalized their ornament to include heartfelt notes from Santa to funny coupons for movie nights or family time. They have tucked in vintage family heirlooms passed down between generations and one gentleman even plans to propose with an engagement ring hidden inside his! Furmont Chrismouse emphasizes the importance of intangible things that genuinely connect us to others.  You are essentially creating an experience and gifting a story within each ornament. How cool is that!

Tracy has already seen the positive effects in her children who have contributed various ideas to the end product. “They are mindful of others and their involvement has influenced them to spread more compassion.” She has always believed generosity and kindness are antidotes to alleviate stress thus Furmont unites her nostalgia for a simpler time with a commitment to giving back to the community in which she was raised. $1 from each sale will go towards the Oakville Food Bank.  The whole concept of Furmont immediately resonated with Pretty in Pink Spa Owner, Sonia Imerti, who also donates to various organizations. To continue the charitable mission Pretty in Pink Spa will also donate $1 dollar from every purchase to her local charity of choice –Food4Kids.ca organization.

Stop by the spa to meet Furmont the Chrismouse or purchase yours directly online at Pretty in Pink Spa.  We know you will fall in love with Furmont like we have!

Women of all ages will enjoy Pretty in Pink Spa – Oakville Beaver

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Ultimate Bliss Day

Founded in 2011, Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is Canada’s premier all-natural spa specially designed for girls of all ages. It is the brainchild of Sonia Imerti, an educator, entrepreneur and mother of two girls, who recognized the need for a spa with a holistic approach to personal care for girls and women.

Located in Oakville, Pretty in Pink is a place where tweens, teens and women are encouraged to uncover their natural beauty, nurture their well-being – both inside and out – and celebrate their confidence and self discovery. Pretty in Pink aims to integrate fun, confidence, self-esteem, knowledge and healthy choices by offering all-natural, chemical-free products and organic spa services in an inspirational, empowering space.

Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is a place where young girls can bond with each other and spend quality time with their moms, grandmothers and all the other special women in their lives. The spa’s many unique offerings include birthday celebrations, organic treatments for teens as well as Mother & Daughter Spa packages attracting clients from all over the GTA.

Pretty In Pink’s vision is to provide a place where mothers and daughters can cultivate a deep relationship while sharing the wonderful benefits of a joint spa experience. In response to demand, the spa has recently expanded their offerings to include women spa pampering featuring Éminence Organic Skin Care. Imerti says, “Busy, working moms really appreciate how my staff and I personally take care of every detail – even special little requests. The goal is to ensure that women can actually relax and enjoy themselves. “It also means a lot for women to know that everything is safe and natural. Women love our decor – it’s beautiful, empowering
and inspirational. Rather than moms bringing their daughters to their favourite spa, we’ve turned the tables, and girls now have the option to bring their moms to their favourite spa. We make moms happy. We make girls happy. It truly is the best of both worlds.”

Pretty in Pink Spa is actively involved in the Oakville and surrounding community and is committed to giving back through community endeavours and sponsored events that contribute to the success and well-being of girls and women. Pretty In Pink recently celebrated their four-year anniversary and welcomed guests to a special evening of festivities and their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Reveal. Pretty In Pink Spa is also the place for
unique holiday gift ideas for that special woman in your life, from organic luxurious bath and beauty products to gift certificates for spa pampering.

Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is the winner of the Readers’ Choice Award Best Spa 2015, Readers’ Choice Awards Best New Business 2013, North Oakville Best Day Spa and Best Children’s Parties 2013 as well as the North Oakville Best New Spa 2012. In addition, Pretty in Pink has been nominated for the Oakville Award for Business Excellence, Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Award and a recent finalist for the Best Small Business
Award 2015.

Visit www.prettyinpinkspa.com and check out all the amazing and unique spa packages and gift ideas they have to offer. Imerti says, “Regardless what age you’re shopping for, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a girl of any age, you won’t leave Pretty
In Pink empty-handed.”

This article was originally featured on insidehaltom.com and in the Oakville Beaver.

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Introducing New Eminence VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels

We are so excited at Pretty In Pink Spa about these new products from Éminence! Introducing VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels, these amazing products are a complement to the existing routine for each of the four VitaSkin™ pillars: Firm, Bright, Calm and Clear. They can be added to our facial services and are available in retail sizes for take home care as well!
We have incorpated these amazing peels into our Spa Promotion for November.
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WHAT DO VITASKIN™ PEELS DO?

Formulated with alpha hydroxy acids and natural active ingredients, these natural peels gently remove dead skin cells and uncover a softer, revitalized complexion. The exfoliating action enhances the results from existing VitaSkin™ products, primes your skin for the next step in your routine and requires no neutralization or downtime.

THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF VITASKIN™ PEELS?

firm-peelFirm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel
This firming peel solution is formulated for normal to dry or mature skin types. Packed with antioxidants sourced from acai berry, grapefruit and goji, the peel also includes lactic and glycolic acids for firmer looking skin.

 

bright peelBright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel
This results-oriented peel solution targets uneven skin tone. Lactic and mandelic acids remove dead skin cells while licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative from African potato and tara tree brighten the appearance of dark spots.

calm peelCalm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel
A gentle exfoliating solution for sensitive skin types, this peel renews the complexion with lactic and mandelic acids. Other ingredients including the refreshing benefits of chamomile, calendula to moisturize and soothe the look of redness, and the arnica flower which reduces the appearance of inflammation.

clear peelClear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel
A deep-cleansing, clarifying peel solution for problem skin types. Ingredients include salicylic acid which removes surface impurities, willow bark to calm the look of skin, while lilac helps reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation.

HOW DO I USE A VITASKIN™ PEEL?

There are 3 easy steps:

  1. 1. Choose your preferred side of the cotton round pad.
  2. 2. Dispense solution.
  3. 3. Apply and leave on.

Reveal Your Natural Beauty With New VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels!

You Are Invited To Our 4th Anniversary!

Four Years Later

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With a heart full of gratitude, I would like to start by saying thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and in through the doors of my home at Pretty in Pink Spa.

It’s hard to believe that only a little over four years ago, I had this vision. A vision, fuelled with passion, that thanks to you, has brought us here, to the celebration of the spas’ 4th anniversary. I am truly grateful for your belief in my vision and allowing me to continue to pursue my passion. We wouldn’t be here if it were not for you, our most valued and loyal clients.

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude by extending an invitation to you for our anniversary celebration being held Tuesday November 10th, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Pretty in Pink Spa. This is an INVITATION ONLY event which is being reserved for a selected few. There will be reps from our various makeup and skin care lines offering tips and tricks of the trade as well as providing free demonstrations beginning at 6:30pm SHARP. They will also be revealing their Exclusive Holiday Gift Sets which would make for great gift giving this holiday season.

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I measure my success by being able to inspire and uplift those around me, by encouraging them to live their life to the fullest. So join me, in celebrating another successful year at Pretty In Pink Spa. Click the Join Us tab to purchase and reserve your spot for our Holiday Reveal and Anniversary celebration.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for continuing to be a truly valued client of Pretty in Pink Spa. I look forward to continued success in the coming years.

Much love,
Sonia Imerti

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