Primp and Blow offers more than just fabulous blowouts! Read our review of their facial services.
I don’t know about you but I’m not one for a phoo-phoo facial. If I’m not hanging on to the edge of the treatment bed for dear life at some point during the facial, I’m bored (yawn). If you like a facial that really gets under your skin, well then, hold on to your Christian Louboutins, girlfriends, because Linda at Primp and Blow at the Scottsdale Waterfront will grant you a skincare adventure to remember and take your complexion to a whole new, seriously awesome place!
On my first visit to Linda, she nixed my whole ingenious plan to get a spray tan after my facial. “You’ll look all blotchy if you get sprayed on your face,” she said. “After I’m done with you, you’ll want your skin to breath a little. Book your tan for tomorrow.”
Okay, Plan B, I thought. Do whatever Linda says and don’t ask questions. Easy enough.
So I tucked my tooshie into the treatment bed (softest, silkiest sheets ever!) and off we went.
Linda got right to business.
“Are you a picker?” she asked as she inspected my bumpy hairline.
“Yes you are.”
“Maybe sometimes. I drink too much wine too,” I said attempting to deflect my digressions with humor.
“You have to stop that.”
Next she whipped out the super-charged turbo Clarisonic and went to work power washing my skin.
Now let me interject a sec because I’m making Linda out to seem a bit of tyrant, which she isn’t. Linda is a hot-looking single mom with glossy dark hair, perfect brows and tons of experience in the field. She’s super nice and we chatted about all sorts of things. Now back to our story.
“I’ve got this thing on the highest speed, you okay?”
“Uh, huh-huh-huh,” I said as my face got the vibration of its life, my hands slightly gripping the side of the bed. This is good stuff.
Next up was a light peel followed by microdermabrasion — the old school kind that still blasts crystals and then sucks them up like a thirsty kitten.
“I don’t like those wimpy diamond-tip machines,” she said. “They don’t work as well in my opinion. But this kind can be a little bit more uncomfortable.”
Oh, yeah. Here we go.
At first it felt fine. I’m no novice. You can’t hurt me. (I was by mid-micro, gripping that treatment bed like nobody’s business.)
She kicked the micro machine up into high gear around my hairline. I love my MoroccanOil but I swear it makes me breakout.
Linda finished with some quick extractions and then set to messaging my face with some seriously delicious serum from Eminence Organic Skin Care. Heaven.
Finally, she waxed and tweezed my eyebrows and patted on a few more serums. I got to keep my lash and brow brush. Love that.
In all, this was no phoo-phoo facial, my darlings. Linda gave my skin a workout and it’s been all the better for it. I had some flaking the next day (thank goodness I hadn’t gotten that spray tan) and once that was gone, a glow took over that’s been with me ever since. Little Miss Primp and Blow’s skin is on a path to perfection. Thank you Linda! Mmm-wah!