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Groupon

In general I like Groupon, but you have to be really careful with it. Ideally, groupon is a great way to learn about a new business and try a new product or service. For the business it should be a great form of advertising, but many businesses don't see it this way. For example, last summer I got a "spa package" groupon. The package said it included a warm bamboo massage, a mini facial, body scrub and a reflexology treatment . In actuality what happened was the owner / massage therapist wasn't very polite and seemed rather annoyed by the fact that I was coming in for services. She attached these weird suction cup thingys to my feet which stayed on during the massage, that apparently was the reflexology treatment. For the body scrub I believe she basically did a scrub on my hands and for the "facial" she put one of those packaged facial masks on my face during the massage. The massage was good, the bamboo was a new and different experience but it was basi…

Vi Peel

Hello! So I got my first Vi Peel which I was super excited about. Since the Botox post was popular I figure y'all would like this too. Besides, it's well established I'm beyond any sense of privacy or shame here.
I got my first peel years ago - a mild Glycolic peel added onto my facial when I turned 23. Then a few years ago I went to a friends Botox party, I was 26 and scared of Botox at the time but I got a TCA peel and liked the results but not the price tag so I bought the solution online and started doing them myself. All was fine and dandy at home until I stopped following the instructions, opps. The peel was supposed to be applied with a cotton pad , I had the genius idea this past march to brush it on. It dripped and got too deep into my skin resulting on uneven peeling.
So I had to wait for that mess to heal before I could get it professionally fixed. I decided to switch to the vi peel because its supposed to be better and hurts less, tca literally produces tear…

Botox

So, I get botox, only under my eyes, 3 units each at $12 a unit, that's $72. I do not tip because it's done by a nurse and nurses are not supposed to accept tips, plus she owns the company, so $72 flat. This is less than fancy eye cream I bought that was worthless. So what does it do? Well . . .


For those who have never had it here's what happens: You go to a spa or medical office and make your appointment. The first time you talk about what you're wanting the results to be. I strongly recommend doing your research on how many units, start low, you can always go back for more. I did two units under each eye the first time and I'm very happy having gone up to 3, but I was quite satisfied with 2. You then lay down on a chair that's similar to the ones at the dentist office, only way higher. For me getting it under the eyes I just stare at the ceiling while the nurse holds in skin taunt and injects it in, one one needle prick per spot, no unit so thank goodness …