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4 Ways To Go Bare – Down There

There is a gorgeous new work dress hanging in my closet that really showcases my fresh Autumn hair color and gives life to my paling skin tone who’s desperately missing summer.

I was thinking as I drove into work about how I’d like to wear my green dress (but not a real green dress, that’s cruel) to an event Thursday evening but winced as I debated bare legs vs. pantyhose at this time of year – which made me smirk at realizing just how First World Problem that is.

“If this is my biggest dilemma today, it’s going to be a good day.”

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Bare Legs won over circulatory-system-suppressing hose/tights/leg prisons that shred the instant I take them out of the package.

This time of year it can be tricky to have nude skin showing, and not just because of potentially (usually) chilly weather here in New England.  Flaky skin, prickly hairs, paler tone, and dull dry legs…those are the obstacles being presented by the beauty team neurons that run this part of my brain.

I consulted with Kim, our Aesthetics Expert, about how to best combat these issues and here’s what we came up with!

The Business Girl’s Guide To Bare Legs

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!

  • Use colorful scrubby gloves or mitts found at just about any store in a variety of price ranges & materials, and can be washed multiple times for re-use.
  • Try our “Bikini Bottom” body scrub for ingrown hairs – it’s great all over the body for a micro-scrub that uses pumice (crushed lava rock)
  • Make a DIY sugar or salt scrub at home. Use coffee grounds for a more gentle buffing, and use sea salt for skin conditions like psoriasis.

2. Wax on!

  • Waxing typically lasts longer than shaving so the 5 o’clock shadow won’t be peeking out around your pumps at your 6 pm networking event. Best done the day before an event so if you have any redness from the treatment, your skin has time to return to it’s normal shade of naked. Hair grows at different rates on different parts of the body, so keep an eye on all your waxing needs!

3. Watch me whip, watch me Spray Spray!

Being a supporter of the Melanoma Foundation of New England, we are always looking for UV tanning alternatives.

  • Use a lotion containing “DHA” (a derivative from sugar cane or beets) to gradually tan the skin with each daily application. There are several different options at your local drugstore to choose from!
  • Kahuna Bay Bronze Sunless Tanning Spray is a “tan in a can” that you apply yourself to targeted areas. (For best results, do on Sunday nights to have tan legs all week.)
  • Get a spray tan from a local professional. This is your best option for full body, even coverage. (Follow the 24-48 hour rule – do the tan 24-48 hours before the event for best results!)

4. Slather it on!

  • A hand & body lotion like our “Cashmere” is quick & easy to apply. It has a soft finish and doesn’t leave you greasy.
  • Natural Oils like grapeseed, coconut, or sunflower oil are nourishing to dry, sensitive skin and can give a nice shine to your legs. Grapeseed sinks in quickly with a dry finish, coconut oil spreads well but will sit on top longer so be prepared to blot with a towel if you need to get dressed quickly, and sunflower is helpful for psoriasis. Bonus – they can all be found in your local grocery store in the cooking aisle – top shelf!
  • Body butter is a thicker, heavier moisturizing cream. It’s great for feet, knees, and elbows all year long, and excellent for long-lasting softness. Try “Valley Girl” for a fluffy, whipped body butter alternative!

Enjoy being bare this winter, if you dare!

XO

Leanne

[photo credit: www.betterthanstock.com by The Business Betties]

Administrative Professionals Get Rewarded In An Amazing Way

The leaders in one of the tower offices of Monarch Place downtown Springfield rewarded their hard-working staff for Administrative Professionals Day a little bit early this year.  They booked the Elite Spa Squad over here at SkinCatering to come give their team an afternoon of mini manicures and mini massages! What a great idea!

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”

— Max DePree

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TREAT YOURSELF

TREAT YOURSELF

Shop. Spa. Sips. Sweets.

Hotel Northampton
36 King Street
Northampton MA 01060

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6-8 PM

Pre-registration required by going to treatevent.com

First 50 guests to arrive will receive their Trick or Treat bags!

Enjoy a lux night of complimentary sips and sweets, cash bar, massage and facials, pamper your lips and lashes, see inspiring table designs for events, parties and weddings, fabulous shopping for things you’ll love, music, up-lighting and more!

Grand prize giveaway at the end of the night!

This event is sponsored by the Hotel Northampton, dani.fine photography, Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning, and SkinCatering Spa!

Hope to see you there!

Social Spa trends

“It used to be that people went to spas to get away from it all and from each other. In recent years however spas have evolved to also cater to more social clients and serve as more common venues for bachelorette parties, book clubs and other get -togethers.”

–  American Spa March 2014

Looks like Skin Catering is spot on with its trends.

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Friday Night Scrub Club at SkinCatering

Life Domination Day

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SkinCatering is proud to help sponsor…
Life Domination Day, a one-day revolution for women who want to:

~stop feeling sick because you know you are not honoring yourself and your needs

~stop feeling left behind when getting together with your friends who are talking about their great new job and their big life plans

~stop feeling lost when reading self-help books and not knowing how to get started

~stop waiting for someone to discover how special you are and instead create the life you want to live

We put together a packed schedule so that in eight short hours, you will learn our new five-step system and get instant results!

This one-day revolution includes small-group sessions with our five presenters. Our presenters are world class consultants, counselors, strategists, instructors, and media professionals. Not to toot our own horn, but we have worked with thousands of people to help them reshape their lives and instantly create meaningful change. We charge hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our consulting packages and long-term training programs.

For Life Domination Day, we have decided to come together to offer a new, streamlined program that will offer immediate results and bonus materials to women who simply can’t wait another day to stop feeling stuck.

Here is what you will get for attending Life Domination Day:

~Go through the entire five-step Life Domination Program, each step taught by one of our instructors in a small group setting with other women. You will learn what is keeping you stuck, tools to get you moving forward, and an action plan to start making change right away.

~The Life Domination Playbook, an ebook complete with worksheets, the five-step process, and additional bonus content

~Your own personalized Life Domination Vision Board that you will create yourself to keep you focused on your goals

~A free one-on-one 30-minute follow-up session with one of our presenters for tailored advice

~Your personalized Life Domination Action Plan, ready to implement the instant you walk out the door

~30-day free membership to the Life Domination Online Community to continue learning and stay connected to other bold women

For more info go to: www.lifedominationday.com

3 years in 31 seconds

Using the new Flipagram app, we created “A Trip Down SkinCatering’s Memory Lane”

Enjoy seeing how we grew from a 1 person mobile-only spa, to a successful spa business with 2 locations, 9 team members. ..and our very own skincare line!

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Thank you to all our fans, clients, friends, and mentors who helped us get here!

Cheers to another amazing 3 years (and more!)

Cater To Your Holiday Spirit

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SkinCatering is your one stop destination for all your holiday needs.

This season, treat your loved ones to an experience that will leave them reeling in the magic of holiday bliss through SkinCatering’s spa services, gift certificates, or products.

This December SkinCatering is giving away a deluxe spa retreat including a massage, facial and gift bag stocked with the spa’s independent product line, to one deserving individual. Nominate yourself, your family, or your friends, for this incredible experience by submitting an image or story that reflects why this individual deserves an escape.

Send us your nominations today via email at info@SkinCatering.com. We will post on Facebook. The story with the most “Likes” wins!

Deadline for submissions is 7am on December 18th, winner to be announced on December 20th by noon.

SkinCatering is always ready to cater to your spirit; especially the holiday one!

The Team That Plays Together, Stays Together

Our team is fairly new.

Not to massage, not to the industry, just to each other.

Since we don’t get to spend a lot of time together in the same room, it’s fun to hang out and enjoy life outside the quiet massage room.

In September, some of us went to a cooking class (complete with wine) at 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli & Market in South Hadley!

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Cheers to (part of) our team!
Amy, Leanne, Kim, and Ariel are pictured above.

Thanks to the chef brought in by the owner of 4 Brothers, Michelle, we learned to make crepes and homemade pasta, with sauce!

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Chef letting Kim saute onions, tomato, and garlic for the sauce

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Chef rolling out the pasta dough we made.

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Leanne & Kim in awe of pasta that doesn’t come from a box.

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Amy showing us her handywork

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Ariel tasting the goodness!

It’s important for our crew to live, laugh, and love while we play, so we can continue to bring you our best when we are at work!

Speaking of 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli, we are happy to say, we will be there one Thursday evening a month at one of their 2 monthly wine-tasting events, doing free chair massages (and offering a coupon for future services!)

The next three dates we will be there are:

  • October 10th, 5-7pm
  • November 7th
  • December 5th

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden 

and I certainly couldn’t build SkinCatering without them!

Livin’ In The Hall of Fame

On September 26th, 2013 the leading ladies of Western Massachusetts banded together for our Winners Photo-shoot that will be featured in the October issue of the Western Massachusetts Women’s Magazine.

You remember my Karen’s Angels video compadres right? Karen Boyd of Mix 931, and Meghan Rothschild & Emily Gaylord of Chikmedia.

Well Karen, myself, and Emily all won for our categories (we’re putting all our efforts into votes for Meghan next year!) so we Harlem-Globe-Trotted down to the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield MA and got our professional pics taken.

After our group photo we had to wait for individual head shots to be done … What’s that saying about idle hands?

With so many props around us, it was difficult to behave…

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3 Leading Ladies

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Robot Impressions #fail

 

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Our fabulous fun-times photog (and fellow award winner), Tanya Costigan of Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning

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Fellow winners, and YPS members, Elizabeth Ginter and Pamela Thornton

 

 

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Karen, Leanne, and Emily

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Basketball Mural Fun – LIVING ART

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Karen having a talk with Mike

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The 3 of them couldn’t figure out the real problem

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Gasp!

After our individual photos were done, we found our way over to The Colony Club in downtown Springfield, MA where we were treated to champagne, shrimp cocktail, and a gourmet cheese platter, to celebrate our success!

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Leanne Sedlak & Elizabeth Ginter

And of course, no evening celebration would be complete without a belly dancing lesson from Emily!

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Thank you again, everyone who voted for us!  We appreciate it!

The awards dinner is on October 10, 2013. We’ll be sure to bring our cameras since we’ll be all dolled up.

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We’re so excited to announce that our Wing Girl, Shelly, got accepted into The Jolie Academy today where she will train to become a licensed ethetician!

Kim, our brilliant esthetics educator, is looking forward to helping mold her into her little ‘mini-me’.

Our team continues to work smarter, to give you the best care we can.

Please share your congratulations for Shelly in the comments section below!

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

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