Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free GM Collin Hydramucine in July

Purchase $90 (pre tax) worth of GM Collin Body and Suncare and receive a free GM Collin Hydramucine Cream.

Check out our smooth skin post here and click here to read about our tips for healthy, radiant skin! You'll be glowing in no time with Skindulgence and GM Collin!

*While quantities last. Not applicable with gift certificates and other promotions*

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Customized Express Facial in July

Get a free customized express facial while you enjoy your first single Universal Contour Wrap! While you lie back and relax allowing the unique clay formula to draw (guaranteed six!!) inches worth of toxins from your body we will give your face the attention it deserves.

We've had the Universal Contour Wrap for a few weeks now and our clients are loving it! All have seen dramatic inch reduction and keep coming back for more. We look forward to booking your own personal appointment!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tips to Every Day Calm: Getting Organized

Having an organized space can take away a ton of stress -- especially in the morning when so much needs to get done! Whether you have kids or not there is always a morning rush of trying to get bags packed, remembering what you have to bring, getting physically ready and getting out of the door on time. Having "a place for everything and everything in it's place" is a great way to de-stress your mornings (and nights!) for a more peaceful day.

1) Get rid of clutter. Kids grow out of toys, spam mail piles up and suddenly your house looks like it could be on an episode of Hoarders. Take a weekend (yes, a whole weekend) to get rid of junk. If you live with others, divide up the rooms to make this daunting task more manageable. Make piles of stuff to throw out, recycle, give away and keep.

2) Use common sense. Take an inventory of the stuff you've decided to keep. What do you use daily? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly? Keep that in mind when putting things into their new, organized homes. Keep daily needs accessible, like in easy-to-reach cupboards and drawers but make sure things like holiday decorations stay neat and together as well.

3) Get creative. Re-organizing doesn't have to mean buying new, expensive organizational tools. You can use household items such as glass jars to hold pens and pencils. Sometimes the best organizers are found at office supplies stores, dollar stores or craft supply stores.

4) Commit yourself. If you've decide that you will hang your keys on a hook everyday when you get home DO IT. It's believed that a habit takes 21 days to form. Make it a priority to keep things in their place. At the end of the day taking 10 minutes to make sure you know where you keys, phone, work items, wallet and everything else is will make your mornings run way smoother.

Keep yourself organized to keep yourself calm!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Making the Most of Summer

When people think of summer they think of suntanning at the beach. This is a great way to get skin cancer and prematurely age your skin! Plus, long hours laying on the sand can dehydrate you, increase your chance for sun/heat stroke and make you lazy (there is a difference between being relaxed and being a sloth!). Instead of wasting hours damaging your body by roasting in the sun, why not get out and experience all Vancouver has to offer this summer?

With the lower mainland's diverse geography there are tons of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Why not challenge your self on one of Vancouver's great hiking trails, like Lynn Headwaters or the Chief? If you really want to work out give the Grouse Grind a try. If you live in Port Moody there's a great trail around Buntzen lake that's great for beginners

If hiking isn't your thing, go for a stroll through a park! Stanley Park is not only beautiful but has a fantastic aquarium. When's the last time you visited the shark tank? Pack a picnic and make a day of it. To increase activity, bring along a bocce ball set, croquet or frisbee. There are plenty of shaded areas to set up in to keep overheating and sunburns at bay.

These are just two fun ways to switch it up this summer and give your skin a rest. Don't forget that wearing sunscreen or sunblock is just as important on or off the beach. Reapply often and stay hydrated!

When you've given yourself a good work out, why not stop by the spa for a relaxing massage to ease those hardworking muscles?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What is SPF?

Understand the SPF coding & what the differences are. Did you know that using an SPF 30 blocks 97% of the damaging UV rays? Something interesting to note: SPF 50 or high only protects you 2% more! While it's always encouraged to use a higher SPF be sure to reapply just as frequently as if you were using a lower SPF.

A good thing to know is that conventional sunscreen has been shown to protect against UVB rays but the same can't be said about UVA. UVB rays are the ones that make your skin go red and burn but UVA rays are just as damaging; they can heighten the risk of melanoma which is the most fatal type of skin cancer. When buying a sunscreen, opt for one that has broad spectrum protection (it will most likely say that it protects against both UVA and UVB) and has zinc oxide, avobenzone and ecamsule. Sunscreen that boasts "all day protection" is a myth: reapplication is necessary even if you're not sweating or swimming (although if you're doing either of those reapply more frequently).
Scary fact: Did you know over 80,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year and over 1000 Canadians will die of skin cancer related conditions?
Click HERE for more sun-savvy tips to keeping your skin in top condition.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kiss Me Mascara

You'll seen in our July Promotions (in the post below) that we've got a great offer for you! If your mascara can't hold up to the test of summer -- that's the sweating, the swimming and the gloriously long days -- then you need Kiss Me Mascara.

Kiss Me Mascara is smudge-proof, flake-proof and water-proof. The original formula gives you perfect, natural looking lashes for a flawlessly defined eye. When you've got something a little more special planned like a hot date or a night on the town, Kiss Me Mascara's Ultra Volume Mascara is your best friend. You get the same long-lasting mascara but with added oomph for big, sexy lashes!

Most waterproof mascaras are a pain to get off even with the help of make up remover. All of the rubbing, hot water and tugging is bad for your eyes and your lashes. Kiss Me Mascara's formula is totally unique and easy to remove. Gently splash your eyes (with them shut, of course!) with plenty of warm water then very, very gentle glide your thumb and forefinger along your eyelashes. The mascara will slip off your lashes in little tubes leaving you with clean, make up-free lashes.

So stop painting your lashes... Tube them! With Kiss Me Mascara you'll get summer-proof results every time!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sizzling July Promotions

FREE Customized Express Facial ~ get a free express facial while you enjoy your first Universal Contour Wrap

FREE Travel-Size Hydramucine Cream ~ when you purchase $90* worth of GM Collin Body or Sun products

Oxygan Back Facial for only $99 ~ It'll help you bring your Sexy Back!

Buy the travel-size Kiss Me Mascara for $10 and we will give you $10 credit towards a full-size Kiss Me Mascara**

Don't miss out on these fabulous promotions. Book your appointment with us today! 604.469.2688

*Before tax
** Within 6 weeks of initial purchase
 While quantities last, one per client per visit, not valid with gift certificates or other promotions

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How To: Love your Legs

When the sun comes up and the temperature rises so do the hemlines... Pants become shorts and demure dresses are tossed to the side in favour of flirty skirts. But not all of us love our legs. Whether it's skin discoloration, dryness, razor burn, pale skin, sallow skin, or cellulite there are a number of reasons why we reach for stuffy stockings or sweat out the heat in covering clothing. With a few quick tips and a little confidence you can toss your tights and the ankle-length skirts and hop into the fun little summer dress you've been dying to wear!

1) Get rid of your baggage. Dead skin and prickly hairs can make legs look and feel rough. Exfoliation and hair removal are the fastest ways to get smooth skin -- plus you can kill two birds with one stone by waxing! The warm wax picks up dead skin cells as well as the hairs, revealing fresh, silky skin.

2) Saturate your stems. Hydrating lotions are your best friend. If you're blessed with naturally tanned skin a shimmering lotion can accentuate muscle definition. For the rest of us, an even application of sunless tanner (if you're very pale a gradual tanner is best) followed by shimmering lotion can keep legs looking sunkissed and radiant. By the way -- Tans can help hide any bruises, spider veins or skin discoloration! It can also help conceal cellulite.

4) Gear up your gams. If you're smooth, tanned and glowing but still feel a little insecure why not try a fun anklet? It will take the attention off your legs and can jazz up simple shoes.

Don't forget, the perfect accompaniment to lovely legs are foxy feet. A pedicure polishes off any look!

Friday, July 9, 2010

July Promotion

FREE Travel Size Hydramucine Cream!
When you purchase $90(pre-tax) worth of GM Collin Body or Sun Products.
Value $25!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

GliSODin Skin Nutrients Contest!

GliSODin Skin Nutrients Contest!

Send us a photo and a description (short paragraph... no one-liners!) of why you think you would be the best candidate for a full month of extensive treatments and home care products! There will be 2 winners for this fabulous contest! Winners will be required to release before and after pictures to the public as well as keep a public treatment log during your series of treatments. The Pigmentation Package is to be completed over a dedicated 2 month period and the Body Contouring Package is to be completed over about a 1 month period. Contest deadline is July 19th so don't delay to tell us why you deserve this ultimate makeover courtesy of GliSODin Skin Nutrients, Spas of America, GM Collin (Phytoderm), Body Beautiful Canada and Skindulgence Spa!

One client who is looking to even out their skin tone and adjusting pigmentation will win the fabulous Pigmentation Prize.  Package Includes:
2 GliSODin Skin Nutrients Skin Brightening Formula (Value $172)
4 GM Collin Vitamin Sea C Spa Clinical Facial Treatments (Value $568)
4 GM Collin Vials of Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum (Value $93)
1 GM Collin PhytoWhite 3 piece Brightening System (Value $146)
1 GM Collin Discovery Kit suitable for your skin (Value $45)
Total Value $1024!

One client who is looking to detox, contour and lose a few inches of their body will receive the wonderful Body Contouring Prize. Package Includes:
2 GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Detox Formula (Value $258)
3 Universal Contour Body Wrap Treatments (Value $600)
1 Universal Contour Body Wrap Home Care Kit (Value $160)
1GM Collin Body Exfoliating Gel (Value $35)
1 GM Collin Body Hydrating Cream (Value $48)
1GM Collin LipoFitness Serum (Value $62)
Total Value $1163!

Thanks to our Sponsors...

Body Beautiful Canada

Universal Contour Wrap

GliSODin Skin Nutrients

Nutricosmetic Supplements

Spas of America


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hot Product: GM Collin's Mineral Sunveil in SPF 15

Wanting that lightly tanned look without the inevitable skin damage? GM Collin has finally come out with a new product just for you! With SPF 15 (perfect for daily urban protection) and a touch of smart colour technology, you too can have glowing skin and your skin will love you for it. With Zinc Oxide, 100% natural Pigment, and Iron Oxide, Tinted Mineral Sun Veil is a perfect daily alternative to foundation that blends with every skin tone for a natural year-round healthy glow! Take advantage of our product promotion and see how you can get your bottle for FREE!
The days of orange self tanners are over! For tanning your body we at Skindulgence carry a GM Collins Self Tanning without Sun Cream and a Yonka Self Tanner to keep you away from those harmful sun rays! To help you hold on to that hard earned tan Yonka also has a Tan Prolonger Cream!

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Store Hours

Sunday : CLOSED
Monday: 12-4
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 9:30-6