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Indulgent Essentials For An At-Home Spa Day

       
Monday, June 13th, 2016

There is nothing more relaxing and blissful than a day spent at the Spa, pampering yourself with the most indulgent of the services, having every beauty whim attended to and coming out feeling rejuvenated head to toe.

The drawbacks?

The weeping wallet at the exorbitant spa costs and the fact that work requires us to be at office 6 days a week and not at some remote spa.

Luckily for you, we have listed down all the at-home spa day essentials for you to recreate the effect at home without having to shell out a mortgage payment and enjoy the beauty bliss without leaving the comfort of your home.

Ambiance Essentials

Start off by lighting a few candles to create a relaxing, soothing environment. BORGHESE – Tuscan Home Candle Collection (Arezzo, Pisa & Siena)  is a perfect set for the purpose with its intoxicating blends of Italian-inspired aromatic fragrances in three flavors with notes ranging from fruity and floral to tart and citrusy to sweet and subtle.

bath candles

Skincare Essentials

Next up, begin your pamper session by removing your makeup with REN – Rosa Centifolia Express Make-Up Remover and give it a good cleanse with REN – Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser.

Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed, pop off your favorite, indulgent mask to give your skin some deep nourishment.

Depending on your skin type and age, choose a mask that best fits your requirements from GLAMGLOW – Flashmud Brightening Treatment  (A Hollywood cult favorite), PETER THOMAS ROTH – 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask (formulated with activated gold, Caffeine, Peridot, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin) or PETER THOMAS ROTH – Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask (a gorgeous aquamarine blue colored mask for a healthy dose of hydration).

PETER THOMAS ROTH - 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask

Hair care Essentials

Cleanse your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of all the grime, dirt and product build-up and apply a deep conditioning mask like Fekkai – Essential Shea Riche Moisture Masque to give your hair extreme nourishment and intense moisture.

Fekkai - Essential Shea Riche Moisture Masque

Bath Essentials

While your indulgent masks work to hydrate and nourish your skin for that gorgeous, dewy glow and your hair for the silky, glossy look, prepare a relaxing bath for your body.

You can use a variety of options for your bath including bath oils, bubble baths and bath salts to transform your tub into a haven of splendor.

Fill your tub with warm water and add your favorite scent and formula of for some body indulgence. Our favorites include Kneipp – Thermal Spring Bath Salts (Lavender) (the lavender scent is perfect to combat mental and physical fatigue)  REN – Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil (for relieving stress and soothing the skin, also reducing inflammation), Le Couvent des Minimes – Lavender & Acacia Relaxing Foaming Bath (for deep cleansing while your mind and body relax with its soothing scents) and Philosophy – Melon Daiquiri or French Vanilla Bean Bubble Bath (simply, because it smells delicious!).

relaxing-bath

After giving yourself a good soak in the hot water bath, buff away dull, dry skin with a body scrub to leave your skin silky smooth and lastingly nourished.

Some refreshingly soothing and effective options include JUARA – Candlenut Body Polish, Whish – Vanilla Spice Sugar Scrub (available in other flavors too), Bliss – Hot Salt Scrub and Archipelago Botanicals – Black Honey Sugar Scrub.

After Bath Essentials

Once you are all good soaked and squeaky clean, it’s time for some after-bath indulgence.  Wash away the facial and hair masks to reveal a more gorgeous you and move on to pamper your body a little more.

While your skin is still damp, give your face a good massage with PETER THOMAS ROTH – Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cream. Formulated with cutting-edge plant biotechnology, t he proprietary blend of six rose stem cells and six rose extracts helps repair, regenerate and rejuvenate skin. Next up, massage your orbital region (the bone around your eyes) with Exuviance – Brightening Bionic Eye Creme to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

Once the moisturizer has sunken in for a good five minutes, apply a layer of PETER THOMAS ROTH – Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask – an intensive nighttime treatment that not only brightens but moisturizes skin while you sleep.

PETER THOMAS ROTH - Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask

Don’t forget to pay attention to your neck and décolleté: massage a firming cream like Whish – Rice Milk Decollete Firming Complex, formulated with five powerful, clinically proven anti-aging compounds and peptides, to deliver a powerhouse performance to improve your neck’s elasticity and tone.

Moving further, opt for a rich, luxurious body crème like JUARA – Candlenut Body Creme with the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil, known for its high content of essential fatty acids, for body massage. Massage well a generous amount of the heavenly scented luxe crème for silky, smooth skin with a comfortable, velvet finish.

Finish off your pamper routine by applying Exuviance – Heel Repair formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acids to help revive dry, cracked heels overnight.

There you go, the ultimate spa experience right within the comforts of your home and without the extortionate spa costs!

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

       
Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

Choosing the right gift for someone you care about can be a daunting task. Still, the idea behind a present is ultimately to let them know you care and to give them something that will make life more enjoyable.

For all of those instances when you have no idea what to get, Borghese Gift Sets are a perfect solution. With a variety of options ranging from aromatherapy to skincare, you can choose one that’s tailored to the recipient’s needs, tastes and preferences.

Leisure
Have a friend who could use some relaxation in their lives? The Tuscan Home Candle Collection is an ideal gift. Each of the three Italian-inspired aromatic blends is formulated to give off a subtle scent to promote tranquility in the home.

The Bagno Beautiful Gift Set is another fitting option for a stressed-out friend. While lounging in the tub, the Borghese Bagno di Vita Body Soak with Italian minerals and botanical oils will alleviate tension and soothe sore muscles. After a bath, the Borghese Tono Body Crème will seal in moisture so skin feels buttery soft.

Lure
If you have a lady in your life that’s always on-the-go, go for the Tuscan Beauty Set, which comes with a bright rose-printed travel cosmetics bag and a multitude of skin products for a flawless complexion. The Crema Saponetta Cleansing Creme will gently wash away impurities, while the ultra-luxurious Fango Ferma Firming Mud Mask for Face and Body has a transformative effect. Meanwhile, the Curaforte Moisture Intensifier boosts the skin’s ability to hold on to hydration.

An aging friend will delight in the ReaFIRMing Beauty Gift Set. Every product, from the Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer to the Crema Intensiva Intensive Firming Creme, is formulated to smooth out fine lines, enhance the skin’s elasticity and promote a youthful glow.

If you know someone who’s especially romantic – or could use a little love in their lives – send them the Lucky in Love Gift Set. The Satin Shadow Milani Trio and best-selling State-of-the-Art Mascara will make her eyes wink-ready, and the B Gloss Lip Gloss in Red Lustro is perfect for a kissable pout. One spritz and she’ll instantly fall for the feminine floral Il Bacio Eau De Parfum Spray.

Luxury
Instead of sending them to the spa, give loved ones the gift of a comparable experience in their own home with the Tuscan Secret Gift Set. The Botanico Eye Compresses rejuvenate the eye area, and the Sali Esfoliante Salt Scrub will buff off dead skin, revealing a brighter, smoother layer beneath.

For your beauty-savvy friend, nothing compares to the Effortlessly Extraordinary Gift Set. A powerful cleanser, toner and moisturizer formulated with a combination of technologically-optimized ingredients fuel the skin’s cell regeneration and help reverse the signs of aging.

Mother’s Day gift ideas to wow your mom

       
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Could your mom use a bit of pampering this Mother's Day?Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this year you might be looking for something a little different than the usual flowers or gift certificate. If your mom loves a good pampering every now and then, it might be a great idea to get her all stocked up with her favorite beauty products. Here are a few that are worth gifting, as well as several other not-your-average gift ideas.

1. An anti-aging spa set like Murad – The Power of Pomegranate Body Spa Set. This kit harnesses the antioxidant power of pomegranates in an energizing body wash, body polish and body cream. It’ll transform your mother’s everyday shower into an invigorating experience that will restore her skin’s moisture, wash away impurities and reveal glowing, youthful skin. What mom wouldn’t want that?

2. A spa candle. There’s nothing like turning your home into a tranquil retreat, and chances are your mom would jump at the opportunity. If you think she could use a bit of help in the spa decor department, a candle like BABOR – Baborganic Wellness Candle might be just the thing. This fragrant piece of decor not only smells delicious, but the melted wax can be used as a luxurious massage balm. Bonus!

3. A natural skincare oil. Oils are all the rage these days, as they can help skin in a variety of ways, whether it’s anti-aging benefits, cleansing or hydration. Pick your mom up a bottle of something like grapeseed oil, marula oil or argan oil so she can quench her skin. Kneipp – Jasmine & Argan Oil Body Oil is a great choice with relaxing aromatherapy.

4. A new fragrance. If your mom doesn’t already have a signature scent, it might be time to help her find one. Whether you buy her a set of a few different scents, like Sula – Beach Beauty Playering Set (Sun-Kissed Citrus & Vanilla Blossom), or one with multiple products in the same scent, like ISSEY MIYAKE – A Scent by Issey Miyake For Women Gift Set, you can rest assured knowing that she’ll love it.

5. A makeup palette. If your mom likes makeup but never seems to know the best ways to combine shades, a makeup kit like Youngblood – Mineral Basics Collection might be a great idea. She’ll be able to find the exact shades for her skintone for a look that’s pure perfection. If she already has a great foundation, something like GloMinerals – gloSpring Essentials Kit will give her all of the eyeshadow and blush shades of the season.

6. A travel skincare kit. If your mom is constantly traveling and often spends a weekend away, a travel kit will ensure that she’s not sacrificing her skincare routine. BABOR – PERFECT COMBINATION Travel Set comes with a cleansing oil, a day cream, a night cream, an eye serum and a face serum to give her a flawless complexion on-the-go.

7. A manicure kit. If your mom loves to get her nails done, she’ll definitely appreciate having all of the tools necessary to make it happen. Buy her a chic set of polishes like Nailtini – Mini Bar – Year-Round Party Circuit Nail Cocktail Collection, then stock up on an assortment of nail files, cotton balls, removers and anything else that would make for a great mani or pedi.

8. A hair care kit. If your mother is all about having great hair, chances are she’ll go wild for a kit like Hamadi – ECO Pac To Go. With ginger soymilk hair wash, shea rice milk conditioner and a healing serum, she’ll have everything she needs to achieve healthy tresses.