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Beauty Treatments: Social Beauty Company

Today we’re going to chat about beauty treatments. There are so many options these days, from cosmetic surgeries to new and improved lasers, that I thought it would be fun to chat about the procedures that I’ve done and what I’ve loved.

We’ll start with the ones that I’ve really enjoyed and/or seen great results with. Here are three that are fairly simple, and not too expensive, that are a great way to spruce things up as we head into the New Year. And they all happen to be available here in San Francisco at The Social Beauty Co.

Tanning:

I tried my first fake tan this Fall and WOW. Who knew I had muscles under all that paleness? And that was, truthfully, the first thing that I noticed. I had actual muscle definition that wasn’t visible under my pale, marble-like skin. If that doesn’t get you addicted to some bronzing, I don’t know what will.

SBC has an organic “California Girl” spray tan for $50 that gives you just the perfect amount of glow. You pop into the room, undress, and then a very lovely lady comes in and uses a spray gun-type of device to spray you down. Twice. Then you wait a few minutes to dry off, and then you’re free to dress and leave.

If you’re super shy I can imagine that this process could be a little intimidating, but I found it sort of fun to have an expert there with you for the procedure. I peppered her with questions about the whole process and felt informed, as well as tanned, when I left twenty minutes later.

The only downside – Spray tans tend to only last about a week. Though I’m so pale that I swear I could still see mine after nearly two weeks.

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Lashes:

I got a lash extension procedure done once and it was SO MUCH fun – But the cost and the intensive maintenance required meant that it was a one time splurge. I just don’t have time for all the follow-up appointments and couldn’t quite justify the expense for myself…

That being said, my regular routine includes a lash lift and tint at, you guessed it, The Social Beauty Co. These two procedures, which you can book for the same appointment, involve a semi permanent “perm” and tinting of your lashes. I’ve had both of these done at multiple places and SBC is my favorite. The lift especially – You’re in a dim room, laying down, and you get a shoulder rub while the solution is setting! So relaxing, I’ve fallen asleep. Twice.

Depending on your hair texture and the color, you’ll want to repeat this procedure every 4-5 weeks. Though I’ve gone 6 weeks between and survived just fine though.

Brows:

I’m lucky that I don’t require much in the way of brow maintenance, but my little blond hairs do need a boost with some tint so they don’t disappear. If you’re sick of penciling in your brows every morning, tinting is a good alternative. It’s pretty quick and utterly painless, and I usually book all three “eye” appointments for the same visit. They’ll do the lash and brow tint while you’re seated in the studio, then send you into a back room for the lash lift.

What I really love about these three eye treatments is that they’re not dramatic or permanent, they just give you a fresher, more awake appearance that lasts a month.

Have YOU tried any beauty treatments? Should I try something new?

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Venus Bodywork: French Beauty Treatments

I recently made my way to Venus Bodywork – A peaceful spa space in SOMA a few blocks south of Union Square. After meeting the Spa Manager Genevieve and chatting for a few breathless minutes – I’d quite literally run down to SOMA from my office and was a few shameful minutes late – I was left in a candle lit white room with a two page questionnaire.

While we’d emailed in advance to chat about procedures, I loved that Venus has you answer detailed questions about your habits, allergies, and goals, it’s a great way to ensure that you’re receiving the best services for your needs.

I knew that I wanted to try a body wrap since I’ve heard such amazing things in the past about these procedures. After reading through my answers and chatting about what I was hoping to achieve – Detoxifying & cleansing – Genevieve recommended their BioSlim wrap, a traditional French beauty treatment. The hallmarks of this particular treatment really appealed to me: Energizing, detoxifying, improving circulation, and relaxing.

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After a quick dry brushing that I quite enjoyed, I was coated in essential oils, wrapped in plastic, and placed in a silver foil-like thermal blanket. Yes – I was basically trussed up like leftovers. But French leftovers, so that’s ok. 🙂

So you know that feeling when you’ve just finished a KILLER workout – Sweaty, endorphins pumping, and light-headed, but grinning from ear-to-ear? That’s how I felt after the 30 minute heated session. Afterwards you’re toweled off, coated in a delicious smelling caffeinated firming lotion {that I’m dying to pick-up for at-home applications}, and sent off to enjoy your beauty high.

It was a really fun experience and I’m dying to do the BioSlim treatment again as well try some of their great French beauty products.

I’d love for any Bay Area locals out there to give Venus Bodywork a try – The spa has graciously offered to give my fabulous readers a HUGE discount on services so just click on the link below and get ready to experience the beauty magic!

Do YOU like French beauty treatments?

Disclaimer: Though I received services in compensation for this post these are my honest opinions, findings, and experiences. The views and opinions expressed on this site are purely my own.

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