Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pamper Thy Self!

There are few moments in a mom’s busy schedule when she can take time out for herself. I did just that – in between jobs I took a few much-needed days off to recharge my batteries and yes, treat myself. I highly recommend taking off at least a week, if not a couple of weeks before starting your new job. I was able to take 5 days off and spend the first day pampering myself and not feeling guilty about it. Moms, there is such a thing! I started with an amazing facial –compliments of Bluemercury – and I must say that it’s by far one of the best oxygen facials I’ve ever had. My skin felt amazing for many days following the treatment. Lisa, the esthetician at Bluemercury was really informative and helped me understand the condition of my skin and how to care for it. She sent me home with a generous bag of samples, including serums and moisturizers to ensure not to neglect my skin – but not before getting made-up by an amazing make-up artist Kristy.

You don’t need to have the luxury of affording facials on a regular basis to care for your skin the way one should. After all, your skin is your most important organ in your body and your first line of defense against sickness – so ladies (and gents) make sure you exfoliate, moisturize and protect it.

Day two I treated myself to a massage at the Blue Water Spa. The spa is tucked away in the quaint town of Oyster Bay right off of W Main Street. But before a relaxing 60-minute full body Swedish message I endured a bit of pain to look purrty. I thought I was in store for a painful wax but no ladies, they have what’s called Brazilian Blue wax. Their website explains it perfectly; “it’s touted the best wax as it adheres to the hair and not the skin, so you can go over the area more than once without irritating the delicate bikini, underarm or even facial skin.” Then came the massage, and after a very relaxing hour – although I probably need do this once a week to get rid of all the knots and stress in my body – I grabbed lunch solo and headed to watch the movie Win Win at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, NY. Very intimate and comfortable little Cinema – I was hanging with the senior citizens of Huntington ..wootwoot!

Disclaimer: I was given the facial and make-up session for free at Bluemercury, but the opinions on my experience are honest and are my own.