Archives for June 2012

The Spa at Carefree Resort & Villas

First, let me share a little secret. The absolutely best time to visit a resort spa located smack in the heart of the Sonoran desert is during the dog days of summer. Chances are that you will have the place to yourself. And on this scorching day in August, I was lucky enough to find […]

Sedona Spa at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa

I've been a long time fan of Sedona Spa at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa. It's a great place to take a yoga class, sit in the jacuzzi and then go for a facial, massage or body wrap. Until recently, it's been one of the only finer spas in town, so these guys have been […]

Applause Salon

Oh dear goddess of nails, please make my tootsies soft, coiffed and pretty. And it shall be done. For low and behold, Applause Salon is home to none other than … are you ready for this … Suzanne, the one and only Nail Goddess. She’s got a gift folks and if you’re ever anywhere near […]

Vanity on Mill

Ah, the never ending shaving, waxing and plucking. Thanks to technology, these necessary evils in every girl’s beauty routine now have a magic eraser, laser hair removal. Scarier sounding than it actually is, I stopped by Vanity on Mill for an underarm laser hair removal session. Here’s the full report and I have to tell […]

The Saguaro Spa

The Sauguaro Spa

I love the vibe of The Saguaro Spa in Scottsdale because it effortlessly combines hipster, Bohemian-chic with the luxury that Spa Girls have come to expect from other hotel and resort spas in the Valley of the Sun. The Saguaro Spa is small and charming, with a bright and fun Nuevo Latino theme that’s mellowed […]

The Eyes Are It

With all the hype surrounding eyelash extensions, I had to see what the new phenomenon is all about. I visited Roseann, the owner of the Eyes Are It. Roseann is an eyelash extension expert located in a cozy room nestled inside Scottsdales Salon Boutique. Upon my arrival, I kicked off my shoes and climbed into […]

Absolute Vitality Spa

Tucked in a boutique space within the Fiesta Resort and Conference Center, Absolute Vitality Spa has an unmistakably spa-like feel. Dimmed lighting and soft music set the relaxed tone and with two treatment rooms located at the back of the facility, services are performed in complete peace and quiet. My massage therapist began my treatment […]

MyoSymmetrix Advanced Massage Therapy

After hearing rave reviews about Myosymmetrix Therapeutic Massage, we had to see what all the hype was about. So, we sent resident massage missy Kari to check it out. Here’s what she dug up. When I arrived, my therapist Chad sat me down to discuss my stress-related body aches and what I hoped to heal […]

Twisted Scissors

With dark roots and straggly split ends, I desperately needed a partial highlight and cut with stylist Lauren Young. Upon my arrival to the boutique salon, I sunk into one of their comfy styling chairs, took my brassy blond hair out of a ponytail holder and gave Lauren a look that screamed “please help me.” […]

European Wax Center

With stick thin brows in need of some major help, I decided to put down the tweezers and turn my plucked disaster over to the professionals at European Wax Center. When I arrived for my brow wax, I quickly checked in with the front desk and waited on one of the lobby’s chairs until my […]

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