Last weekend, I jetted across the country to California (tough job, I know!) to check out the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and its Pacific Waters Spa, taking part in the resort’s Wellness Retreat. The daylong hybrid healthy-lifestyle and pampering program includes:
- A 60-minute wellness consultation, where they tailor the day to your needs and give you a private fitness assessment
- A 30-minute fitness activity
- Spa cuisine lunch (The fruit and vegetable-heavy, locally-sourced menu offerings are both good-for-you and delicious— we swear.)
- Two (!) 60-minute spa services (We recommend the super-indulgent Pacific Waters Rhythmic Massage and leaving time to soak in the jacuzzi, lounge in the cozy relaxation room, and sweat it out in the spacious sauna.)
The spa offers treatments using products from locally-sourced, handmade and USDA organic-certified Kimberly Parry Organics. Our favorites were the Body Oil in Ocean blended exclusively for the spa (a unique mix of lime, lavender, basil and fir essential oils) used during the massage, and the intoxicating lemongrass and ylang ylang-scented Soft Hand and Foot Balm infused with a healing combination of shea butter, olive, coconut and jojoba oils that we took home and can’t stop applying.
Tell us: Have you gone on a spa wellness retreat or are you planning one? If so, where to and what did you think of it?
Categories: Beauty On the Go | Tags: CA, Facial, Fitness, Huntington Beach, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Kmberly Parry Organics, manicure, massage, Pacific Waters Spa, pedicure, spa, treatment, wellness retreat, working out
Our first manicure, hair color, time wearing makeup: There are many beauty firsts that we never forget. One of mine is my first facial ever at the Mario Badescu Spa this past weekend! I’ve always struggled to find the right skin care regimen, and after talking to my facialist, I realized it was because I didn’t know my skin type. I thought my skin type was oily, which was incorrect! My t-zone is always very oily and my cheeks are usually a little dry. My skin type diagnosis: combination. After solving that puzzle, I asked about my pores. I’ve always had enlarged pores and longed for a matte complexion. My facialist said that I have medium-sized pores, and suggested a glycolic acid peel to help them appear smaller. My pores are noticeably less visible! I asked if there was a product I could use at home to help reduce the size of my pores and she suggested Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, with the same active exfoliating acid as the peel. The cleanser reduces discoloration, minimizes scars and leaves skin radiant and smooth. After an informative consultation and relaxing facial, I left the spa with tousled hair, twinkly eyes, and best of all, glowing skin!
—By Leah Cayson, beauty intern
From delivering racks of workout clothes to interviewing experts, the Fitness interns know how to work up a sweat in the city! They shared their favorite beauty products for girls on the go!
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–Catherine Q. O’Neill, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go | Tags: Beauty, Cleansing, Dry Shampoo, Eye Pencil, Face, Facial, Fitness, Fitness Magazine, Frizz, Frizz-Ease, hair, intern, John Frieda, Laura Mercier, Lipstick, MAC, makeup, Olay, Oscar Blandi, Shampoo, Urban Decay, Volumizing