July 16th, 2012 3 winter saviors
Give your skin what it needs in cooler winter months. My 3 fave winter saviors…
endota spa fig n sugar cleanser which gently sloughs away dead skin cells leaving you with smooth, soft skin
endota spa bush honey & macadamia skin drink which effectively replenishes dry tight skin
endota spa green tea & pea eye cream, a soothing light weight cream which contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the delicate skin around the eye
For more info on these heavenly products visit www.endotadayspa.com.au
May 14th, 2012 New Revlon Faces
Revlon has two new beautiful faces to showcase in 2012. Emma Stone shown in this photo wearing sweet sorbet colours for Revlon Lip Butter and Olivia Wilde in dramatic navy and ocean eye makeup for Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow .
These two capturing actresses join the likes of past Revlon Brand Ambassadors Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel.
January 14th, 2012 Flotation Pool
Flotation pools generally contain a solution of salts dissolved in around 10 inches of water. This highly mineralised extremely buoyant water allows you to relax in a state similar to zero gravity.Some people prefer to float in silence and darkness, while others who find sensory deprivation too solitary can listen to relaxing music.
The water is maintained at skin temperature eliminating sensory stimulation of the skin and at rest in the weightless environment your aches, pains, tensions and strains can just float gently away.
Increased blood circulation enhances the flow of oxygen throughout the body fortifying the immune system and promoting healthy cells and tissues, thereby improving physical, emotional and psychological health. Flotation also stimulates the production of endorphins providing a safe method of pain relief and encouraging a sense of well-being.
Noosa Springs Spa has a flotation pool the only one of its type in Australia. It is situated in its own luxurious room with a dramatic starlit ceiling. Floating in a state of sensory deprivation on the highly mineralized water, heated to near body temperature, is profoundly relaxing, with research showing that one hour in the flotation pool can be equivalent to six to eight hours rest.
January 2nd, 2012 Cosmetic Acupuncture
Noosa beauty salons and Noosa day spas offer unique opportunities for not only luxurious indulgences but also alternative treatments to some of the more invasive approaches to beauty that are on offer at the moment.
One such treatment is Cosmetic Acupuncture offered by Body and Soul Acupuncture and Naturopathic clinic in Noosa.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non- surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves the insertion of very fine, disposable needles into the acupuncture points on the face and body. These superficial insertions will increase the local circulation on the face and stimulates collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy , glowing complexion.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. it helps eliminate fine lines and makes deeper lines look softer. It can also help to minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, sagging chin and droopy eyelids.. Other benefits include:
Oxygenates skin through increased circulation
Improves muscle tone
Increases collagen production
Brightens the eyes
Improves dull, tired looking skin
Tightens enlarged pores
Nourishes and moisturises skin from inside, resulting in a healthy complexion and natural glow.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is virtually pain free and the procedure does not have any of the unpleasant or dangerous side effects that drugs, injections or surgery may involve.
How long will it take to see results?
Many patients feel and see improvements after their first visit. Noticeable results are usually seen by the 5th treatment of Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Biological face creams designed to enhance your treatments are available from Body and Soul.
Body & Soul, Noosa Parklands, Noosa. Phone 07 5447 1889
Body & Soul, Ashgrove, Brisbane. Phone 0410 175 709
January 2nd, 2012 Noosa Day Spa
Noosa Day Spa
For Noosa residents and visitors alike a visit to a local Noosa day spa is the ultimate indulgence. Noosa day spas encompass all elements of beauty, relaxation, rejuvenation and wellbeing coupled with the warm and welcoming Noosa environment.
The award winning Ikatan Spa offers the ultimate Noosa day spa experience combining authentic Balinese body treatments with an environment that celebrates nature. Outdoor treatments are available in traditional Balinese garden rooms, outdoor pavilions nestled in private areas of the tropical gardens. Ikatan spa also hosts weddings and spa parties.
Another Noosa day spa of note is the Noosa Springs day spa which offers a whole range of treatments including a flotation pool the only one of its type in Australia. The flotation pool provides a deeply relaxing and therapeutic body treatment.
One spa located in the RACV Noosa Resort provides luxurious treatments that awaken, revive and promote balance within the body. One Spa features six luxurious treatment rooms including a deluxe couple’s suite, invigorating Vichy Shower and relaxation area to unwind pre or post your treatment.
Located just 20 mins south form Noosa is the exotic Asante day spa. The totally unique African themed spa rituals and exclusive treatments are performed in total darkness under candlelight – by expert, professional, nurturing hands. At Asante day spa you can immerse yourself in an array of exquisite pamper packages, heavenly smooth heated stone and remedial massage treatments. Experience exotic warm oil head rituals, body polishes, cocoon wraps, rejuvenating facials and soothing foot pampers using pure ingredients – Bliss!
Not all beauty salons are created equal. Winners of the Excellence in Service Award for the Sunshine Coast, The Groom Room beauty lounge and day spa, is a World Class beauty salon in the heart of Noosa, luxuriously appointed, sophisticated, relaxed and great value. The Groom Room is a full service salon offering facials, massage, pedicure, manicure, waxing, tanning and much more.
At the Noosa Spa, Noosa’s original purpose built day spa you have a place to relax and unwind, to indulge your senses and to enjoy a selection of superior treatments in luxurious surrounds. Take care of yourself with a wide selection of pampering packages, body treatments and facial treatments including microdermabrasion and non surgical facelifts.
In summary Noosa day spas offer the ultimate in luxurious pampering and cater for individuals, couples, bridal parties, spa parties and Ikatan spa can even host your wedding! A visit to a Noosa day spa is definitely a “must do” for visitors and locals alike.
December 26th, 2011 ECOYA Soy wax candles
ECOYA Soy wax candles
Ecoya’s range of luxurious soy candles are hand crafted using the finest natural soy wax and their wicks are made with 100% natural pure lead free cotton. The stunning soy candle collection is available in the Sorrento occasion jar, metro jar, medium and small pillars, tins and as wax melts. Featuring six decadent fragrances including Wild Frangipani, Vanilla Bean, Sweet Pea and Jasmine, Lotus Flower, Lemon Grass and Ginger and French Pear these beautiful candles will add amazing ambience to any environment.
Ecoya soy candles have outstanding burn times with the medium pillar having a burn time of 100 hrs and the melts around 20 hours.
The Ecoya body care range includes hand and body wash, hand and body lotion, body nourisher, body exfoliater, hand cream, soap and lip balm. Using the finest botanical natural bases, including natural organic oils and essences these gorgeous products are formulated to leave the skin smooth and radiant.
Try Ecoya for yourself and see why the Ecoya range of soy candles and body care products are loved the world over.
Natural soy wax hand poured into a contemporary sand, soda ash and lime glass jar. Double packaged in a hand pressed presentation box. Up to 60 hours burn time. Featuring the Lotus Flower fragrance a heavenly blend of white lotus flower contrasted with deeper shades of vanilla and patchouli to create a warm and delicately spicy mix that is both sensual and relaxing. Also available in Wild Frangipani, Vanilla Bean, Sweet Pea and Jasmine, Lemon Grass and Ginger and French Pear.
Up to 60 hours burn time
ECOYA Natural Pillar, Medium
Made from natural plant wax obtained from sustainable sources and 100% cotton wicks. Up to 100 hours burn time. Featuring the French Pear fragrance in which the essence of a tree ripened pear is blended with a hint of the creamiest vanilla. This rich accord is then combined with star anise for a scent akin to freshly baked apple crumble. Also available in Wild Frangipani, Vanilla Bean, Sweet Pea and Jasmine, Lotus Flower, and Lemon Grass and Ginger.
Up to 100 hours burn time
December 26th, 2011 Salt Scrub Day Spa Treatment
During a salt scrub your therapist will use mineral salts combined with a quality massage oil or moisturising lubricating agent to gently exfoliate your body, stimulating circulation and removing dead skin cells to reveal soft silky skin. Many spas offer luxurious salt combinations using fruit extracts like strawberry, kiwifruit, mango, watermelon, French vanilla and coconut, appealing to your senses and providing a truly blissful experience.
The exfoliation part of the treatment usually takes between 20-30mins. If the spa has a Vichy shower your therapist will use this to thoroughly rinse you off before the application of an appropriate moisturiser. Alternatively you can use a conventional shower to rinse off.
A salt scrub is an enjoyable invigorating experience that leaves you feeling relaxed and your skin feeling smooth and dewy.
December 26th, 2011 The Vichy Shower Day Spa Treatment
The Vichy Shower
The Vichy shower is one of the most revitalising and therapeutic hydrotherapy treatments available for today’s spa clientele. Used by itself or as part of a body treatment such as a salt scrub or body wrap the Vichy shower gives the effect of warm soft rain on the body, one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating spa experiences.
For obvious reasons the Vichy shower is usually situated in a wet room and positioned over a waterproof massage table. Utilising five to seven shower heads that release water simultaneously clients experience a comfortable raining effect providing a relaxing and therapeutic water massage. The Vichy shower is set to the temperature and pressure to suit the client. It can also be set to alternate and pulsate hot and cold water offering health benefits such as improved blood circulation and skin vitality and the built in hand shower is an easy convenient way to thoroughly rinse of spa products such as salt and seaweed.