Sleekskin Aesthetics

Bliss meets serious skincare therapy at Sleekskin! I visited Sleekskin Aestheics for a facial treatment with the owner Debbie Davis, who runs the uber successful, one-woman show in Scottsdale. With more than 15 years experience as a licensed aesthetician, Debbie might not openly admit it, but she is known as quite the miracle worker. Don’t believe […]

Glow Goddess

glow goddess

Known for her airbrush tanning, I visited the Glow Goddess (aka, Logan) for a serious skincare overhaul. A beauty junkie who actually does all of her treatments on herself, Logan is your girl if you want results but don’t have a ton of time. The chic, comfy studio is located right on the 5th Avenue strip […]

Massage Envy Spa Tempe Marketplace

Massage Envy

Need a good skin cleanup without breaking the bank? Read our review of the new Murad Healthy Skin Facials available nationwide at Massage Envy Spas. I was a late bloomer when it comes to facials, in fact, in the past I had been known to actively avoid skincare treatments. Just ask my friend who so […]

One Love Boutique Spa

Spa Girls head to One Love Boutique Spa in Scottsdale to road test their signature “hot date” facial! To sum it up in one sentence, I was thrilled from head to toe with my experience at One Love Boutique Spa in Scottsdale. First I fell in love with its location at Scottsdale’s Salon Studios because […]

Maggie’s European Skin Care

There's just something about Maggie. It had been nearly 7 years since I last visited her at the resort spa where she still works a few days a week. I had fallen head over heels for her thorough yet oh-so relaxing facials, her warm and compassionate sensibility, and her sincere concern for the condition of […]

Brow Threading at Beautif-Eye Studios Scottsdale

If you’ve never tried facial threading, Tori at Beautif-Eye Studios is your girl! An aesthecian and experienced threader, she is also an absolutely meticulous eyebrow shaper. I visited Tori for my very first brow threading service recently and was blown away by the results. The second-story Beautif-Eye studio houses a sunlight-filled reception area, spacious skincare […]

Aletris Center of Integrative Medicine

Ahhh it’s summer and time to bring on the dog days of sipping pina coladas poolside! But not so fast. Before we get carried away with fun in the sun, the ugly side of bikini season creeps up with a hairy reminder. Thankfully, we got word of a new bikini hair removal service that claims […]

Denise Hurley Aesthetics & Laser

I recently visited Denise Hurley Aesthetics to get some help with a problem that was quickly becoming out of control — adult acne. After weeks of frustration with bumpy skin that wasn’t disguise-able with makeup, my favorite Arizona Spa Girl, Lisa, recommended that I pay a visit to Denise. As you know probably know from […]

Mais Oui Skincare

You so haven't had a facial until you've let Shannon, owner of Mais Oui Skincare in Scottsdale, take a crack of that mug of yours. She's a tiger when it comes to making sure every pore on your face has been purged of impurities. And she's also among the most sweetest, caring aestheticians I've had […]

The Beauty Scene

the beauty scene

Relax during a facial? Nah, not this Spa Girl. My measure of a good facial is how hard you have to grip the sides of the treatment table (see my previous review). The harder the grip, the better the facial. A little post-peeling? Bring it. Cheeks as flush as a ripe tomato? Good sign. Or […]