Musings

The Aesthetics of Gracious Plenty: Part Two


I recently blogged at Borderlands of Health and Wellness about the ethical limits of handling tips among co-workers. The context arose when a guest recently had more than one service with two different service providers, praised each as she left, didn't complain during a voluntary survey BUT only left a gratuity FOR ONE of the… Continue reading The Aesthetics of Gracious Plenty: Part Two

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Aesthetics, Beauty, Body Care, Cosmetics, Esthetics, Health and Wellness, Individualism, Spa, Spa Evidence, Wellness

Product Reviews: Murad Active Radiance Serum


I've been working for Massage Envy just shy of two years. Massage Envy uses Murad skin and body care products exclusively and so far, the only Murad product line I've tried is Environmental Shield. Why only one? Because it's that good. I rely on public transportation. This means that I am exposed to harsher elements… Continue reading Product Reviews: Murad Active Radiance Serum

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Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt


The Greek playwright Homer famously opined that the Egyptians of his era were “a race of druggists.”  While archaeologists have never recovered a fully intact Egyptian herbal or complete record of the spice contents of any Royal kitchen or pharmacy, partial records do exist. Queen Hatshepsut is recorded as sending an expedition south to obtain… Continue reading Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

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Welcome Saxon-Heart: Spa and Wellness Charitable Organization!


    Saxon-Heart is a Charity based out of New York, NY. I took a few moments to ask some basic questions of their founder Heidi Burkhardt. You have partnered with ISPA. I noticed that Chef Pedro received a new suit as part of his makeover. How does this element of fashion relate to the… Continue reading Welcome Saxon-Heart: Spa and Wellness Charitable Organization!

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KohGenDo Spa Cleansing Water


From the KohGenDo website: Gently remove even waterproof makeup and skin impurities in a single sweep with mineral-rich Cleansing Water. From the Yumura Hot Springs in Izumo, Japan, comes pure water, rich with skin-absorbing nutrients, to replenish and rejuvenate as it cleanses. White Birch Sap, harvested only three weeks in early spring, contributes an abundance… Continue reading KohGenDo Spa Cleansing Water

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Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer


http://youtu.be/cBZHFUQiP8Q Axiologists, Designers, Artists and lovers of beauty take note: Someone has just walked into the room. “The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—,” Grace Choi told an eager crowd at TechCrunch Disrupt. “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides… Continue reading Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer

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Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens


When Spafinder published their Trends to watch in 2012, I was surprised to hear that kid friendly spas are booming. Resorts such as SpaWorld have broken ground not only in business model design but in making room for the family. In many ways though, I have mixed feelings about it. I love the concept behind Spa World but I remain… Continue reading Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens