Here Come The Holidays!

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Look Your Best For The Holiday Social Scene

The holidays are here and with them come the parties, dances, family gatherings, and charitable events. Are you ready for all the excitement? We all want to look fabulous for these festive occasions. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare. Plan your look ahead of time for you and your significant other! Check out these great ideas to help you celebrate in style!

Ladies, obtaining the perfect outfit is your first priority. First, make a mental note of all the events you will attend. Are you celebrating with co-workers, friends or both? Keep in mind, your dress at an office party should definitely be more conservative than that of a party with friends and family.

The popular little black or red dress are always a safe bet. You can accessorize to fit the occasion! Dress it up with sexy heels, earrings, a necklace, etc., or add a pop of color with a silky, red scarf, red lips and red nails. Or, downplay it a bit for that business party with modest heels and jewelry, and neutral makeup and nail tones. It depends on the statement you want to make.

And don’t forget about the special man in your life. Make sure you select the perfect tie for him that matches your dress. A traditional black suit and tie are always in style!

Don’t forget the most important part of your pre-party plan. Schedule your spa visits and hair appointments in advance so you can arrive to your social events looking refreshed and vibrant. Reserve your chemical facial peel to eliminate dry, rough skin and top it off with a hydrating mask for soft, supple skin. You won’t believe how beautiful your makeup will look once applied after these treatments! We still have appointments available, book now! 520-795-3341 and ask for Holiday Specials

Once you have found the dress, you can plan your makeup. Stop by the spa for holiday makeup tips and check out the latest colors. Remember, don’t overdo it. We want a healthy look … not a fake one.

You’ve got the dress, accessories and makeup in place. All that’s left is the perfect hair design to complete your look. Start thinking about your hairstyle a few weeks ahead of time so you don’t have to stress about it the day of the event. Make your appointment with your hairstylist way in advance!

Want to lose a few inches before you slip into that dress? A body wrap is the perfect solution. Reduce cellulite and lose inches quickly and safely with a signature body wrap. You’ll feel so confident when you head out to spend time with friends, family and co-workers!

Remember, less is more. Keep it simple, yet classy. That’s a guaranteed winner every time.

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Easy Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

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It’s tempting to fall into a routine around the holidays and focus on your own family and friends – which is wonderful! But remember that not everyone experiences such joy and contentment during the holidays. Fill your heart and those you’re giving to by donating.

One of the best parts of life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love that affect others in ways the giver may never know. Here’s a list of pay-it-forwards we like to share with others this time of year.

  1. Serve A Holiday Meal

Many shelters serve holiday meals to hundreds and thousands of people in many communities across the country. Volunteer a few hours to help serve. In return, you’ll meet some amazing people. We sure have over the years!

  1. Donate Your Change

The coins you’ve been collecting in the bottom of your purse, in the cupholder of your car and in your change jar can go to a good cause! Cash the coins at the bank and donate the proceeds to a local shelter or food bank.

  1. Share The Furry Love

Share your sweet, loving fur baby with a local senior living community or senior center. This is sure to bring smiles to all their faces, including yours!

  1. Give Back To Those Closest to You

It’s wonderful to give back to strangers in need, but think of your own family and friends. Is anyone struggling? Could someone you know use a night off? A hot meal? Or an ear for venting? Sometimes the small gestures matter the most.

  1. Make Care Packages For The Homeless

These can be simple with just a few essentials and a lot of love. The homeless need basic needs met, so consider including a pair of socks, a couple of snacks, a water bottle, wet wipes and a handwritten note. You can always include more if you choose!

  1. Adopt A Family

This is such a fun way to give back during the holidays and it’s the perfect option if you have kids who want to get involved. Shop for and wrap gifts for a family in need this holiday season. You usually can get connected to families through local organizations.

  1. Pay It Forward

Done throughout the year in big and small capacities, paying it forward is taking care of the people in your community through unexpected kindnesses. Have you been the lucky one in the coffee shop drive-thru? Have you paid for someone’s meal at a restaurant? Or an unsuspecting driver at the pump? Give a stressed-out stranger a spa gift card. This is a blast to play out with the kids, too!

We hope you’ll try a few of these this holiday season, or share with us what you do to give back during the holidays!

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain With These 5 Simple Tips

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The holidays are notorious for weight gain woes. As soon as Thanksgiving arrives, it’s as though the universe is pointing us out like Uncle Sam: “We want YOU to eat this pie.” Okay, we’re being dramatic, but it takes incredible self-control to reach New Year’s without a few added pounds. We aren’t suggesting you abolish all the joy of holiday eating, because that’s unrealistic and no fun! Instead, use the following tips to strive for balance and moderation when you’re holiday party hopping.

  1. Keep Healthy Habits During The Week

Since the weekends during the holidays fill up fast with food-indulging frenzies, it helps to keep your diet and exercise routine during the week as normal as possible. If you want to add some pizzazz to your regular meals, use Pinterest or Google to find healthy meals that incorporate new spices, vegetables or ingredients you don’t usually use. This will help you feel that you aren’t missing out on indulgent meals. Also continue your weekday workout routine whenever possible. Fit in your healthy habits during the week so you can treat yourself on the weekend!

  1. Only Eat The Foods You Love

This is a game of “Rate your Food!” Before filling your plate with everything in sight, take a moment to rate it on a scale of 1-10. Then, choose only those foods that you rated as favorites, in the 9 or 10 range. Healthy options, like fresh veggies, make the perfect way to balance out the other not-so-healthy food.

  1. Avoid Going Back for Seconds

The goal is moderation, folks! Going back for seconds is a slippery slope to overeating and regret. If you want a taste of everything, take small sample-sized portions to save yourself from overindulging. Remember, if your body is not familiar with fried, greasy food or a lot of alcohol, it’s best to take it easy and avoid feeling sick or uncomfortable after the fact.

  1. Sleep Is Sacred

Get eight hours or more each night and your body will function better. Sleep affects so many areas of your body and mind, including weight gain and eating habits. Did you know that the more sleep deprived you are, the more hunger hormones your body creates? Getting enough sleep also will help you avoid sickness during the holiday months, because no one has time to be sick!

  1. Keep Stress Levels Low

Stress typically goes hand-in-hand with the holidays, but this year we challenge you to stay stress-free! This might mean adjusting your lifestyle and learning to say no when too many activities are stacking up. Whatever it means to you, go for it! Stress can increase cortisol levels which are directly related to weight gain, too. Less stress will help you stay healthier and in turn, you will keep the weight off!

These simple strategies lay a foundation for a healthier holiday season and a happier one, too! Happy and healthy is the name of the game!

Reserve a weight loss treatment or a body contouring treatment for the holiday season.

Bringing Harmony To Your Home: How to Create A Space You Love

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Your home is a retreat to recharge your body and mind. Take a moment to assess how you feel when you’re there. Does it reflect the energy you desire? If not, that’s okay, these easy tips will turn your ho-hum home into a place with pizazz!

  1. Know which rooms matter to you

Where do you spend your time? Put your energy and resources into making your haven a heaven. Maybe you need a few more plush pillows or a cozy throw for your designated spot on the couch. Small touches can make big differences in how you regard your residence.

  1. Let your home bring you joy

Make a list of what you enjoy doing in your home. This should be easy to do. If not, then it’s time to make your home (and existence!) more joyful. Your list should be full of easy and relaxing activities like reading books, finding inspiring quotes to stencil in your bedroom, taking baths, baking in your sunny kitchen, etc. We got you started … keep going!

  1. Clean and organize

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the routine of organization is paramount to a peaceful pad. Cluttered or disorganized digs add to your daily stress. It’s not always easy to stay on top of it when you have a family, but take a few minutes each day to pick up and you’ll be amazed what it does for your psyche. Suddenly, you’re invincible and ready to tackle the rest of your to-dos. Seriously, the 10-minute tidy is a habit everyone in the family can practice.

  1. Invite friends and family

Sharing your home with others for dinner parties, book clubs or even just to chat over coffee livens up your home’s energy. It’s one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to pep your place up. Give it a go by hosting a holiday get-together.

  1. Treat Yourself

Have you been eyeing a new, kitten-soft sweater, or a sassy pair of kicks at the store or online? Purchasing something special for yourself is a great motivator to tune up your closet … especially if you have been avoiding it for months. Sound like anyone you know? Set a goal, finish it, then treat yourself as a reward! Yes, adults can use incentives as motivation, too!

  1. Change is Okay

Have you made your home a happy place only to decide you’d really adore a different coffee table, or you’d like to switch up the colors in your bedroom? That’s uber-cool! Don’t waste time on guilt when the fact is the design and style of a home is fluid and should change over time based on your likes and dislikes. Don’t be married to what’s in your home if you don’t like it anymore. Just as we evolve, homes should, too!

Fall into New Skin

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The summer months can take a toll on your body in many ways, but the sun especially can cause dry and dull skin. With every new season, it’s a good idea to evaluate your skincare routine and make changes based on the needs of your skin. That’s why come fall, we recommend treatments to replenish your skin’s natural moisture and help you recapture a youthful appearance.

Fall is the best time to assess your skincare needs for the upcoming holidays as well. Botox, dermal fillers and laser hair removal continue to be consumer favorites! But if you’re looking for a quick refresh we can recommend some options too, including the popular hydrating facial or chemical peel. It’s best to plan ahead because you might need and want more than one treatment. That is also why beginning your skin refresh in the fall is ideal.

Book one or more of the fall specials above or feel free to call us to discuss your treatments. As always, we are excited to work with you to help take you to your best, most radiant self!

Call Lasala Spa Services to book! 520-795-3341, mention this article and receive 15% off your treatment (injectables excluded)

Lasala Spa Services

7459 East Tanque Verde Road

Tucson, AZ 85715

Level Up Those Lashes With These Mascara Tips

Level Up Those Lashes With These Mascara Tips

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Lash love is everywhere this year. And for good reason. There’s something undeniably sexy about full black lashes accentuating your sparkling eyes.

The best part about this obsession? You can choose how to level up. The beauty market is flooded with fake eyelashes and lash growth serums. But, if you want to stick to the basics and love your lashes au natural with a quality mascara, we’ve listed some tips to ensure the best application and results.

  1. Mirror, Mirror
    When applying mascara to the top lashes, look down at a mirror. This will ensure you don’t get mascara on your skin.
  2. Wiggle The Wand
    Start at the root of your lashes and wiggle the wand upward toward the tips. This will ensure the mascara coats each lash, and it helps lashes appear fuller and thicker.
  3. Close Up
    Gently apply pressure to your eyelid to help pop out your lashes. This is the best way to get mascara to the absolute base of your lash line.
  4. Give Your Lashes Wings
    Instead of lifting your mascara wand straight up as you apply, try pushing gently toward your eyelid and then out toward your the corner of your eye. This will help give your lashes natural curl and will make them appear winged.

We carry Glo Skin Beauty Mineral Makeup and we just know you will love our mascara choices.

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Have you tried Lash Tinting or Perming? Create a natural lift to really make those eyes pop!

Check out and Try our Factor Five Anti-aging Eye and Lash Cream

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Give us a call 520-795-3341!

Fall 2018 Ushers In The Bright And Bold

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We haven’t waved goodbye to the year’s fave season yet, but in typical end-of-summer fashion, we’ve started daydreaming of what’s ahead — warm, brilliant colors that paint the fading green leaves and complement a growing desire to cozy up to cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. Usually fall color trends lean toward a more classic, neutral palette, but this year bright and bold is the name of the game.

If you’re looking to introduce a little color into your life this fall, we’ve given you some lively ideas below.

Lovely Lavender

Lavender looks gorgeous brushed on your eyelids, but wherever you wear it, you’ll exude a sense of calm and serenity. Lean on lavender in your wardrobe, too, with a simple purple dress or add a pop of color to an LBD (little black dress) with lavender earrings or an eye-catching lavender belt.

(Check out our shades from our Mineral Makeup Line- Glo Minerals)

Radiant Red

Red lips are never out of place, of course. But this fall, you can rock red lips and know you’re on trend (high-five!). Glide on cherry-red polish to make your fingernails and any outfit pop. Strike your boldest note and try your rosy lips with a bright blue dress, or pair your pucker punch with a tan and white combination.

(We have a brilliant Lip kit: Time to Kiss and Makeup that features amazing red lip stick, gloss, and lip treatment inside!)

Yes to Yellow

A bright addition to the fall color trends, we love seeing splashes of sunshine in everyone’s wardrobe. Shoes make styling up a snap! Try yellow heels (or flats! We’re all about practicality!). Your accessory options are endless with this happy hue. Whatever you wear, just switch it out for yellow flair!

If you want more fall color ideas, head over to Pantone. They give a full color trend report every year.

Tips For Beautiful Summer Skin

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We want you to enjoy the sun, but we also want your skin to look on point. Read on for some tips to keep you looking fresh, hydrated and healthy.

 

  1. Keep Your Skin Hydrated. Summer is a great time to up your skin’s hydration through masques, toners and a quality moisturizer. Although summer is often hot, skin can become easily dehydrated from too much time in the sun or the pool. We have the best products and can help recommend what will work best for your skin and your lifestyle. Take care of your skin in the summer. It will thank you year-round.
  2. Drink Water. This is obvious, we know. But you would be amazed at the number of people who aren’t drinking enough water. While other fluids help, the absolute best thing you can drink is plain, filtered water. This is especially true during the summer when you’re losing fluid through sweat. A good rule of thumb we use is to drink half of your body weight in water. If it’s hard for you to keep track, keep a tally in your phone or at your desk at work.
  3. Avoid Mid-Day Sun Exposure. The strongest sun rays are out from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your skin is at its highest risk of skin cancer when it is exposed during these hours. The best time to be in the sun is in the early morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or in the evening when the sun is setting. Fun fact! Only the early morning and evening sunlight produces UVA light which helps your skin create Vitamin D. Once you get closer to mid-day, you no longer have the Vitamin D benefits. Nothing beats being outside on a beautiful sunny day. However, it’s important to minimize your exposure and protect your skin.
  4. Keep Your Skin Clean. When sweat sits on your skin it will mix with bacteria and clog pores, potentially causing acne breakouts. With summer upon us, it’s important to remember to wash sweaty headbands, clothing and hats before wearing them again. The best way to remove sweat is by blotting it.
    Avoid intense physical activity that brings about profuse sweating during the hottest times of day. If that’s not possible, then wear very loose, light clothing and try to keep your skin cool by using fans, cool showers, etc.
  5. Exfoliate Once Per Week With A Good Product. Get rid of dead skin cells and that extra dirt and grime. If it’s an extra sunny or outdoors week for you, tread carefully with exfoliation.
  6. Moisturize With Sunscreen. Repeat. All. Day. Long. This is the most important skin tip we can give you. Stock up on sunscreen and always carry one in your purse/vehicle. We recommend you purchase at least 30 SPF. Apply and reapply every 4 hours or potentially more if you have been sweating or are in the water. No matter what you might be doing out in the sun, we can’t stress the importance of sunscreen enough. The sun is extremely damaging on your skin cells and causes premature aging, brown spots and skin cancer. If you need a good, quality sunscreen, come visit us. We carry everything you need.

    Summer Products Needed:

Sunscreen (PCA AND COOLA in office!)

Exfoliator for body and face (We have treatments for both!)

Moisturizer (Come see our selections of high quality skincare)

Stop by and pick them up!

Lasala Spa Services

7459 East Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85716

520-795-3341

 

How to Reduce Household Toxins in Your Home

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Wellness is such a broad topic, we often forget that the little things we encounter on a regular basis could be affecting your health and well-being. Here, at the spa, we’ve had several conversations about toxins recently and it got us thinking, what household toxins are we using that we don’t realize might be hurting us?

News flash for EVERYONE – there are A LOT. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not planning to toss your makeup and handy Clorox wipes anytime soon, but we do appreciate being more aware of what we’re using and what the alternatives are.

On a side note, there is something deeply satisfying about wiping down the bathroom with a disinfectant wipe (or is that just us?). It kind of makes you feel like a superhero, saving your family from those lurking germs … ah, we digress!

We can’t completely eliminate toxins from the environment, but there are some easy steps to reduce toxins, especially in your home. Here’s a list of three common toxins found in your homes and some alternative suggestions.

Synthetic Fragrance

Fragrance is likely the most common chemical in your home. You will find fragrance in everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! This includes laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, fresheners, room deodorizers, etc. The list goes on and on.

Air fresheners and room deodorizers are some of the worst culprits. These products do not clean or deodorize the air. They simply put chemicals into the air we breathe. It is ideal to avoid these completely. But the products many of us use on a daily basis may not be so easy to avoid. Try using natural alternatives, or do your research on the cleanest ingredient products available.

Cleaning Products

Most cleaning products on the shelves at your favorite store fit into this category. These cleaning products contaminate the air with chemicals and toxins when you spray them, achieving exactly the opposite of your goal – to clean! The ingredients are dangerous and have warnings about skin burns, danger if ingested, etc. These are all products that we are not only breathing in, but coming into contact with through food, clothing and your skin.

The tried and true alternatives are safe and cheap. And bonus, you probably already have them in your pantry! Vinegar and baking soda are two of the best natural cleaning agents you can buy. If the smell of vinegar has you dreaming of pickles, then put in a few of your favorite essential oil drops for a crisp scent.

Nonstick Cookware

Convenience sells everyone on nonstick pots and pans, but there are some drawbacks to the material your dinner is cooking on. Perfluoroalkyl acid, a class of chemicals linked to many health problems including thyroid disease and high cholesterol, is an element better left undigested.

Maybe a good rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it, it shouldn’t be in your body. Nonstick should always be replaced when you start seeing peeling or chips in the surface. The best alternatives are cast iron, glass or stainless steel.

Making small changes in how you clean your home and the products you put on your body do make a big difference. Here’s to feeling and looking your best and showing off your homes the natural way!

Need help in figuring out if the products you are using in your body have harmful toxins? Bring them in and we will help!

7 Easy New Year’s Resolutions

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Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight is something that should last throughout your lifetime instead of something initiated just once a year! Don’t wait until January 1st to begin planning your healthy eating resolutions – start doing (and sticking to) these seven New Year’s resolutions today:

  1. Write Down Your Goals

You can attain your long-term goals to lose a certain number of pounds by setting short-term goals for yourself. It’s very important to establish realistic short-term goals so you can achieve different ones every few weeks. Don’t completely deprive yourself of the foods you like to eat or it will backfire on you. Instead, focus on the healthy foods you will eat and allow yourself to indulge in your favorite foods in small amounts once in a while.

  1. Take The Time To Do Your Research

Don’t begin your New Year’s resolutions without an idea of what kinds of healthy foods, recipes and diet plans you’re going to embark on. Ignore any supposed quick weight-loss schemes that always seem to come out after January 1st, so you’re not tempted to try them. Most of them don’t work anyway and some of them can be dangerous to your health.

  1. Assign Yourself An Accountability Partner

It’ll be much easier to stick to your New Year’s resolutions if you tell someone about them and they do it along with you. Whether it’s a friend, a spouse or a family member, they can help motivate you to stay focused on your short-term goals for long term success. The best part: you can motivate each other and pick each other up if either one of you falls off the wagon!

  1. Motivate Yourself With A Mantra

At some point during your journey, you’re going to have a bad day; and that’s okay.  Most people do. Whenever you’re feeling down about your weight or about the way you’ve been eating, it’s very important to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue onward. Remember, tomorrow is a brand new day! Create a motivational mantra that you repeat to yourself anytime you’re feeling discouraged; it’ll help inspire you and get you back on track again.

  1. Measure Your Success

There are many apps available – such as MyFitnessPal, Fooducate, Fitbit and Lose It! – that will help you keep track of your progress if you’re trying to lose weight and meet your short-term goals.

  1. Purchase Things You’ll Need

Buy a reusable water bottle to tote around with you if your goal is to drink 8 cups of water per day. If one of your goals is jogging in the morning or taking a power walk after dinner, buying a new pair of good quality sneakers will help you to achieve that particular goal. Now is the time for you to purchase the things that you’ll need so you can follow through with your short-term goals.

  1. Hire Outside Assistance

You may find that you’re more likely to stick to your short-term goals with a little help from a dietician or weight loss professional, as they can assist you with staying on track with your healthy diet and exercise plan. Reserve a consultation with Lasala Spa Services, 520-795-3341 of Tucson, AZ so we can give you suggestions to help you succeed in achieving your Skincare New Year’s resolutions!