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Spa Week is Back to Relax Dallas This Fall

By Josue Alva, Contributor

Deep relaxation — who has time for it? Between deadlines at work, a social life and binge-watching Netflix, when are we supposed to find time to truly relax? And when you do find time for this elusive relaxation, how will you ever afford the best spas in town without stressing out over the bill? With Spa Week, that’s how! And now you can enjoy Spa Week’s Fall Event from Oct. 17-23.

Spa Week Fall Event Is Back to Relax Dallas |

For over a decade during this biannual event, participating spas have been offering treatments at a HUGE discount: $50 will get you massages, facials or laser hair removal treatments at some of the best-known facilities in DFW. There’s no limit to the number of spas you can visit, so take full advantage of this week.

While some may think that visiting a spa is something only ladies and guys with office hands do, the fact of the matter is, anyone can appreciate being pampered for an hour, and if you’re gonna be pampered, you might as well do it at one of the best places in town like I did during my visit to Grand Spa in Addison.


All About Soothe, The On-Demand Massage App

Chickadees, I have recently experienced the Uber of massages. And I absolutely loved it!

I know, I know: Everything is the “Uber of something” these days, right? But in this case, it’s the gospel truth: Soothe is an app and website for getting on-demand massages right at home! And by on-demand, I’m talking in as little as an hour.

My Review of the On-Demand Massage App, Soothe |

I recently was offered the chance to take the service out for a spin, in conjunction with Soothe being expanded last month to Honolulu (the service is now in 28 cities). Click on through to learn my thoughts!


Return of Spa Week + A Dallas Spa Review

The discount treatment extravaganza known as Spa Week is coming back to Dallas next week — are you ready to relax? While the annual nationwide promotion (April 11-17) is highlighting how spa treatments can relieve technology-related conditions — think sore shoulders and back from poor posture, worn-out wrists, neck pain from staring down at your cellphone too long, etc. — I say any day’s a proper day to treat yourself to a spa visit. You know I love a good spa

Spa Week is back in Dallas! Find out how to luxuriate all next week and check out my review of a Dallas spa! |

And with Spa Week here, thousands of spas around the country are offering fantastic treatments for just $50 all next week. Fifty bucks! Considering there’s a LOT of high-end spas on the Spa Week list, next week is the perfect time to check out spots you may not usually venture out to. I got to visit a popular Dallas spa last month that I’d heard lots of great things about — click through to check out my thoughts on Pure Spa and Salon


Get Patio-Ready This Spring with Dove!

Happy Monday, chickadees! This weekend was incredible, weather-wise, wasn’t it?! After some temperature dips last week, Saturday and Sunday were sunny, warm and gorgeous – I spent as much of those days outside, celebrating the arrival of the feeling of spring. Yes, even though the season officially started a while ago! This weekend finally felt like patio weather! But speaking of these recent weather ups and downs…

Get Patio-Ready This Spring with Dove! |

Before we spend this sliver of great weather on our favorite patio sippin’ on dranks, noshin’ on snacks and, in general, looking cute, can we talk about what these conditions do to our skin? Temperature transitions wreak absolute havoc on mine – and having tricky combination skin doesn’t help! That’s why I’m so glad to partner with Dove to sing the praises of the new Dove Dry Oil Collection featuring their Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash. Click through to find out how it’s saving my skin this season …


BeautyCon Is Returning to Dallas + Giveaway!

This Saturday, the Comic Con of beauty and cosmetics is coming back to Dallas. BeautyCon Dallas is an afternoon extravaganza descending upon Fair Park’s Centennial Building and putting premiere makeup and cosmetics booths, celebrity makeup artists and social media superstars under one roof for the enjoyment of beauty fanatics like yourself. And you KNOW your Diva has got the ticket hook-up for you … click on through to learn more about BeautyCon Dallas!

BeautyCon Dallas Is Back! Find out more about the beauty and makeup extravaganza happening in March 2016. |


Kick off February fabulously with Louboutin lipstick! (Giveaway)

Enter my #giveaway to win this Louboutin rouge lipstick! |

Beauty product-lovin’ chickadees, have I got a giveaway for you. Do you love lipstick? I mean, really, really LOVE it? Then you’ll want to enter to win this lovely Rouge Louboutin Sheer Voile — YES, Christian Louboutin, famed creator of those pricey, red-bottomed heels makes lipstick! This one comes in an entrancing red hue, and bonus: It’s housed in a beautiful case that can also be worn as a pendant (!!!), thanks to a sheer black ribbon attached to it!


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