Monday, April 22, 2019

Vida Emanuel European Day Spa Beverly Hills Luxury Facial Beauty Review

Spa & Wellness

MBE partnered with Spa Week & Vida Emanuel Spa for this post

Navigating the morning get-out-of the-house routine. Driving car pool. Taking kids to play dates, doctor appointments, and extracurricular activities after school. Grocery shopping and making dinner on weeknights. Few of us mothers have ever said it was easy getting through the day with children. Compounded by the blue light digital damage our computers, smartphones and other devices inflict on our skin and bodies, it's time to reclaim some me time for yourself to regenerate at a spa near you like I did at Vida Emanuel European Day Spa in Beverly Hills.

Vida Emanuel European Day Spa

For more than 25 years Vida Emanuel Day Spa has been conveniently located just a block and a half from world-famous Rodeo Drive in downtown Beverly Hills.  Free underground parking for up to two hours is available just around the corner in one of the City of Beverly Hills City parking structures. Valet parking for a fee at the same location is also offered if you'd rather have your car parked for you.

From the moment I walked in the door at this spa for my scheduled appointment, I felt as if I was escaping on a magical day trip to Europe. Sans the stress and hassle of a long international flight I could not be feeling more relaxed, even before my treatment hour began. 

A Luxury Facial Experience

Upon arriving at the well-appointed spa reception area, decorated in classic European style reminiscent of France, I was greeted warmly. The staff reminds me it's always important to stay fully hydrated to maintain healthy skin -- even more so when you are having a facial -- so I was encouraged to drink water. 

Then I was escorted to one of the day spa's five private, cocoon-like treatment rooms. After changing into a cape-like terry top, lying face up on the cushiony table, and covering up with a light blanket, the treatment session began as the lights were dimmed and new age sounds of nature and music played softly in the background.

My Deep Pore Detox Facial with Microdermabrasion and Oxygen treatment facial was provided by Christina, who is Vida Emanuel's spa manager, as well as a licensed medical esthetician, and skin care specialist. Her other credentials  include Beauty Consultation Specialist and Clear + Brilliant.  It's also important to note that she is a working mother of two young children and knows personally, from first-hand experience, how stressful motherhood and maintaining a life balance can be.

Deep Pore Detox, Microdermabrasion, Masque, Oxygen

As we chatted about her kids and my four children, Christina assessed my skin type and condition. Then, my facial was customized with the proper upgrades for my particular skin type which she described as mature healthy skin which is slightly sensitive and dry with some pigmentation from sun damage.

Christina prepped my face and neck well by cleansing it well to remove excess residue. Then, she used microdermabrasion to gently exfoliate my dull and somewhat dry skin to expose the healthier surface underneath. Exfoliation is particularly helpful to treat inflammation caused by blue light that comes from our smartphones and other digital devices.

Next was the enzyme treatment with steam procedure which you can see above as well as on MBE's YouTube Channel. This was a very relaxing and soothing process. It also helped smooth and open up my skin's surface, paving the way to easy extraction of oils from clogged pores. 

This was followed by a calming facial massage and a face masque made with organic, peaceful smelling herbs like rosemary. After the masque dried for about 10 minutes, it was delicately peeled off in one piece to lift off any remaining impurities. By the time my aesthetician applied moisturizer and sunblock, wrapping up this treatment session, my revived skin glowed. Dry spots and minor wrinkles melted away, much less noticeable, and I felt and looked at least 15 years younger.

Talk about feeling younger, regenerated, and refreshed. A week and a half later, I am still reveling in the effects of the intensive, customized 60 Minute Deep Pore Detox Facial with Microdermabrasion and Oxygen treatment I received. This particular beauty service is offered to Vida clients for $375.

To maintain the results of the anti-aging facial I received, my esthetician recommends incorporating a regimen of clinical grade products to address the need to repair, correct and prevent future damage. In-spa treatments every month or two will also help to slow the aging process' loss of skin elasticity and collagen.

Spas are a great way to take a mini day-cation throughout the year when you have a few hours free while the kids are otherwise engaged at school, camp etc. There is no better time than now to treat yourself to spa and wellness services at Vida Emanuel European Day Spa if you live locally. Outside the Los Angeles area, check the SpaWeek directory for a spa near you. Either way, why not invite a kindred spirit mom to book a spa appointment with you so you can pamper yourselves a bit together?

About Vida Emanuel European Day Spa

Vida Emanuel Day European Day Spa, founded by veteran beauty icon Vida Emanuel, offers an ample variety of skin care treatments by appointment for male and female clients of all ages. Among the array of beauty and wellness skin and body spa services to choose from are skin tightening, customized facials, waxing, mild laser resurfacing, lash extensions, chemical peels, and body detox fat burning treatments. An assortment of beautifully displayed natural, organic, medical, and European skin care products are also sold to take home.

The spa is located at 9406 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210, call 310-246-5111 to make an appointment; they'll also accommodate walk-in clients whenever possible. Luxury services that also await include the Vida 24-Karat Gold Red Carpet Foot and Hand Facials, Signature Diamond Manicure and Pedicure and more.  Next door, you'll find Vida Emanuel Beverly Hills Beauty Lounge, where you can book hair appointments for cut, color, highlights, extensions, blow out, and scalp treatments, and other beauty services. For details visit the Vida Emanuel European Day Spa website and follow this spa on Instagram and Facebook.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Twitter Party Calendar With Prizes Includes Facebook Live + Instagram Parties

Social Media Parties

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Now listing Twitter plus Facebook Live, Pinterest, and Instagram parties with prizes, too!

Twitter Party Facebook Live Calendar

Here's how to find parties on Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram and Pinterest offering great prizes. Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes social media parties for U.S. and Canada residents with multiple updates daily as new parties are announced.

Find out about new parties added to this listing multiple times daily by subscribing to this blog and following MBE on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Unless indicated otherwise, parties are for U.S. residents only. Parties for Canada residents are highlighted in purple.


Monday, April 22

Be You! Mom 2 Summit Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @mom2summit @momitforward and others. Prizes: ONE (1) Mom 2.0 Summit 2020 pass, ARV $500. #gno #mom2summit #beinternetawesome RSVP

Wednesday, April 24

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: Prizes TBAsee Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Walt Disney World Twitter Party at 5 pm ET with @thepositivemom_ @carolkneece. Prizes: TBA. #WDWwednesday RSVP

Thursday, April 25

Stonyfield Organic Baby Facebook Live Party from 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Moms Meet. Prizes: THREE (3) winners get prizes. RSVP

Disney Kids Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @resourcefulmom. Prizes: FIVE (5) $25 Disney giftcards. #DisneyKids RSVP

Wise Bread Weekly Twitter Chat Party at 3 pm ET with @wisebread. Prizes: TBA. #WBchat Details

Melia Punta Cana Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @candace_dx @sunwingvacay and others. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents only eligible to win prizes. #MeliaPuntaCana Details

No Naked Chicken Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @chickenfarmers @sjconsulting_ca. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents only eligible to win prizes. #NoNakedChicken Details

Friday, April 26

PJ Masks Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @pjmasksus @thetoyinsider and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get toy prizes, see RSVP link for prize descriptions. #PJMasks RSVP


Tuesday, April 30

Cinco de Mayo Avocado Twitter Party from 8 to 10 pm ET with @momitforward @avosfrommexico and others. Prizes: TWO (2) $100 giftcards. #gno #noguacnocinco RSVP

Wednesday, May 1

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: Prizes TBAsee Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Walt Disney World Twitter Party at 5 pm ET with @thepositivemom_ @carolkneece. Prizes: TBA. #WDWwednesday RSVP

Thursday, May 2

Happy Baby Day Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @smiley360. Prizes: ONE (1) Family Beach Vacation to Myrtle Beach, Florida, TWO (2) $25 giftcards. #HappyBabyDay2019 RSVP

Wise Bread Weekly Twitter Chat Party at 3 pm ET with @wisebread. Prizes: TBA. #WBchat Details

Goliath Games Day of Play Facebook Live at 5 to 5:30 pm ET with Goliath Games US. Prizes: Fun games to win. Details link to be posted here when available


Wednesday, May 8

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: Prizes TBAsee Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Thursday, May 9

Wise Bread Weekly Twitter Chat Party at 3 pm ET with @wisebread. Prizes: TBA. #WBchat Details

Smartphone Photography at 8 pm ET with @rickgriffin @sandimckenna and the Verizon 55 Plus team. Prizes: Win an iPad. #Verizon55Plus

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spa Week Spring 2019 Nationwide Treatment Deals

Spa & Wellness

MBE partnered with Spa Week for this post

Shining a Light on Digital Damage

Were you aware blue light from your phone, tablet, or laptop penetrates deeper into your skin than either UVA or UVB rays from the sun? That's why I'm excited to tell you all about Spa Week Spring 2019 taking place next week from April 15-21. This is your chance to book a wide range of beauty and wellness services at local spas nationwide to help with the effects of a digital lifestyle and get ready for warmer days ahead this spring and summer. To celebrate Spa Week, treatments usually costing upwards of $500, are available for booking for just $50. 

Spa Resort Travel

Spring Spa Week, April 15-21, 2019

That's right, it's not a typo. Right now you can choose from an array of spa and wellness luxury services from facials, massages, and more for Spa Week for just $50 each for treatments that cost much more. This year Spa Week is focusing on helping you and me reduce the impact of all that blue light from digital devices on our skin and bodies. 

Spa Beauty Wellness Treatments

Thanks to Spa Week, stay tuned for a separate upcoming MBE post all about my Deep Pore Detox Facial Dermabrasion with Oxygen first-hand experience at Vida Emanuel European Day Spa in Beverly Hills, California. This Vida treatment, which helps treat inflammation caused by phone blue light exposure, normally costs $500 but if you will be in the Los Angeles area during Spa Week, you can book the same treatment for $50 (While appointments are still available). 

Spa Feet Relaxation

Spa Week $50 Services Across the U.S.

Just a sampling of the services (usually priced at up to $500 and more) offered at 100s of spas and wellness centers across the U.S. for $50 during Spa Week for you to consider to combat the effects of blue light are

  • Microneedling Facial, BeautyFix Townhouse, New York
  • Sensory Deprivation Tank, Healing Waters Float, Colorado
  • Aroma Ritual Massage, Elements Massage, Many US locations
  • Brighten Tighten Signature Eye Treatment, CN Medical Aesthetics, Chicago
  • 60 Minute Swedish Massage, Evene Day Spa, Atlanta
  • Custom Facial with Gua Sha, Skin Spa New York, Boston
  • Plus many more, at a spa near you

Spa Week Spring 2019 $50 Treatments Nationwide

Book Your Spa Week Appointment Now

Find the nearest participating spa offering $50 SpaWeek treatments and make your appointment today, before all the spots fill up.