Social September!!

Hey guys!!!! Omgoodness!!! Can you believe how fast this year is whizzing by? September is gone and October is here! After my 30th birthday, I began to resonate on how short life is and how quickly time goes by. Do those things you’ve been putting off. Take that vacation. Buy those shoes. Go Dancing. Fall in love. Time isn’t going to wait for you to do those things that you continue to put on the back burner.

September was such a great month (this whole year has been). It was a month of social gatherings and events. I had great opportunities to make new friends and meet other bloggers in the area.

Charleston has such an awesome social scene that I had never really focused on due to work and other priorities. Thank goodness for groups such as @lowcountryladies for hosting monthly events for women to get together and wind down..or turn up!! LOL

Parcel 32; located in King Street, is such a great space to meet for a luncheon or a girls night after getting off work. The upstairs Parlour area is BEAutiful!! IT’s definitely a must see. I cant wait for the next event.

Subtle & Sass

Have you ever wanted to have a shopping experience that was one to remember? An experience where you had your own personal stylist that served food and beverages for you to enjoy while you shop? If your answer is “Yes”, then you must check out Subtle & Sass. An indoor boutique beautifully ran with cute, comfy and trendy fashion in mind.

I, along a few other bloggers got the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot showcasing a few items from the collection. Working with Charleston photographer, Sami Fuentes (@sami.fuentes) was such a great experience. She showed great professionalism, patience and talent. Charleston has so many hidden gems and Subtle & Sass boutique is one of them !

Fitness Can Be Fun!!!

Have you ever started something and halfway through you realize you weren’t ready!? Well, that’s what happened to me when I decided to participate in a Citadel pre-game workout. Hosted by Oblique Magazine and Gunnar_Made, this intense workout was an awesome and fun way to get my cardio in (enough cardio for the year!!!LOL) and a great warm-up to the game that kicked off that evening.

The crew was awesome and the atmosphere was totally judgment free. If you felt like you were falling behind, someone was always there to push you along. If you are into fitness and/or looking for a trainer or fitness events in the Charleston area, I would definitely check out Gunnar_Made on Instagram and Oblique Magazine.

Hustle & Glow

I am always up for an opportunity to get glammed up!! This Hustle & Glow event, hosted by @hoangviton and Oblique Magazine, was such an awesome moment to show up and Glow up!! Upon showing up at the White Room, we were showered with drinks, food, and giveaways. There was even a panel of skincare specialists to educate us about how products work and what type of services they offer. If you are looking for an affordable estheticans, check out Guinot Institut. They are located in Mount Pleasant and soon opening another store in Summerville.

Make Time for You

Having the opportunity to meet some an awesome group of people has made me realize that its OK to take time out for me. Working is fine and dandy but please remember to unwind and relax. Find a local group and go to the social events. Meet new people. Make new friends. Time is short and memories are priceless.

As always guys, thank you for reading, Be safe and God Bless!! xoxo

My Spa Experience

Bonjour everyone!! I hope you are reading this in great spirits. We are approaching the end of a fabulous week and I couldn’t let the week come to a close without a little ME time.

As productive members of society, we spend so much time working. Work, work, work, work!!! And when we’re done working, its time to cook dinner and get the kids to bed! When do we take time out, drop everything and pamper ourselves? Lately, the best way I treat myself is with monthly facials. Total game changer!! When it comes to skincare, I am always trying to be one step ahead. Your skin is everything! Its sort of like a mirror that tells it all. What you put into your body shows through your skin. So, one can imagine how excited I was to get my first facial.

After a recommendation from a friend and a few Google searches, I came across Totality Medispa; located on Daniel Island. What drew me into this place was (1) The awesome reviews that I saw online and (2) how great the person who recommended them skin looked! Her skin was so smooth and glowy, I just wanted the results she had.

So, I booked an appointment and went in. O-M-G! The decor in this place was so chic and welcoming. When I walked through the door I knew that I was in the right place. The booking process was super easy and the staff was friendly. I worked with Brittany and she was soooo sweet and VERY knowledgeable. Not only was she able to assess my skin and suggest products for my skincare needs, she also recommended other services that would suit my skin concerns as well.

This past visit, I was introduced to the Waterfacial. This service is a 3-step process that consists of Cleansing, Exfoliating and Infusing. This service is great for those suffering with acne, hyperpigmentation and even wrinkles. Now that you have an idea of what this service is, lets jump into the process! 🙂

The BEFORE

So my main skin concern is that I have hyperpigmentation on the left side of my face. I will admit, whenever I get a pimple, YES, I have to squeeze it!! That is the one thing you never want to do because then you’re left with scarring that then turns into dark spots (from sun exposure) and voila…now you’ve got a bigger problem on your hands.

So, we began the process by cleansing the skin. Quite obviously, cleansing the skin before going into a routine is essential because you want to remove any lingering oils or makeup. After Brittany cleansed my face, she applied a warm towel to open the pores and wipe the remaining product away from the skin.

After cleansing my skin, we moved on to the next step. During this step, Brittany went over my face with a Hydradermabrasion device. As she went over each section of my face, she began to decongest my skin by using a mild salicylic & glycolic peel. This was pretty cool and felt really tingly as she was doing it.

Step 3 was pretty cool and kinda gross. EXTRACTIONS!!! This process can be done a few ways. Either by hand or by using an extraction tool. Brittany used her hands and that was much better for me personally. During this process, she used her fingers to push on areas of my nose and began to push the gunk out. You could see the white beads coming out of my pores. GROSS….but cool.

After the extraction process, she used the same tool to push antioxidants into my skin. After the cleansing and exfoliating process, your skin can get dried out so they push those healthy antioxidants back into the skin for ultimate hydration.

After completing the hydrating process, she applies a serum to your face to protect and seal the skin. But wait…you’re not done yet. Brittany was so gracious to show me all of the crap that was sucked out my skin. Are you ready!?

This bottle was totally empty when we started. Pretty cool huh!?

After my Waterfacial Service, I was left with glowing hydrated skin. Although some have reported to seeing results after one visit, it is recommended to get monthly services. This is something that I personally will continue to incorporate in my skincare regimen and I will most definitely keep you guys updated on my progress.

These are the products currently used in my skincare routine. The Obagi line can be purchased at Totality Medispa

Au Revoir

I truly hope you enjoyed reading about my spa experience. If you’re ever in the Daniel Island area, check out Totality Medispa and book your appointment for your next pamper session. See you later and God Bless. xoxo