Hush Lash Studio Review

stylistafitness-hush.lash.studioIf there is one complaint in life that I have on the daily, it’s not having enough TIME.  Time is important these days because I tend to run out of it.  Eyelash extensions are a TIME saver.  It has honestly cut my time in the morning by five minutes (Yes, five minutes makes a difference).  My lashes are short, sparse and don’t have curl.  I spend lots of time curling/mascara applying and 5 minutes later they are stick straight and the mascara is basically all over my skin (aka raccoon eyes).  So annoying, am I right?  I’ve had eyelash extensions in the past and loved them.  Recently, Hush Lash Studio in North Scottsdale contacted me to try out their services.  I said sign me up and this is what happened.

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Review: Studio Gear Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer

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Makeup has been a passion of mine since I was 15.  I would experiment when mom wasn’t home.  Over the years, most of what I’ve learned is self-taught but I rely on a lot of YouTube gurus.  They first introduced me to using primer.  In my early 20s I wasn’t much of a foundation wearer, but in the 30s I feel it’s a must. It evens out my skin tone and gives me a flawless canvas to work with. I don’t always use primer as a base but these days with blog shoots and events, with the hot lights and varying outdoor weather, it’s an essential. Today I’ll be reviewing a primer I’ve started using by Studio Gear.

A little about the product

PRIME OBJECTIVE is a silicone based face primer that acts to “re-touch”, or visually diminish, imperfections in the surface texture of the skin. PRIME OBJECTIVE contains a sustained release liposome system with retinol that can help support cell turnover and reduce the appearance if fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a milk protein complex that can help to balance and protect the skin against environmental stresses. The “skin perfecting” effect of this state-of-the-art formula is further enhanced with optical diffusers.

What does Stylista Fitness Think?

I had high hopes for this product and it certainly met my expectations.  It stood the test of time from am application to pm.  My makeup did not budge and the oily glow I get by the end of the day was non-existent.  My foundation stayed matte for 14 hours!  The product has the same silicon-like consistency that most primers have.  It sinks into your fine lines like magic.  It gives my face a perfect canvas for foundation.  It’s also fragrance free, which is what I prefer for most of my makeup products.  Overall, I give this primer a 9 out of 10.  You can buy this product at their website and receive 10% off using the code BB.

Do you use primer? If so, what kind do you use?

**Thank you to Brandbacker for sending these products! These products were provided to Stylista Fitness free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only.  Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.



Spa810 Experience

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Self-care is high on my list these days and when I was invited to experience a few treatments at Spa810 I was more than elated to accept. Spa810 has a few locations in the Phoenix area and the newest location opened in North Scottsdale (Shea & Scottsdale).  The location is quite easy to find and parking is ample.  I was invited to try a few services so I will talk about them individually.

Massage

Brandon was my masseuse. He pleasantly greeted me and escorted me to the room. The room was dimly lit and smelled like essential oils. I immediately felt relaxed and calm. Brandon let me choose an essential oil and then he tucked it under my pillow. He explained that I will receive a sugar scrub with the massage as well (score!).  Another plus of the room is the massage table. The table had a warmer and it was nice since it’s been chilly in Phoenix lately. The massage was heavenly and the pressure was perfect. After a long week of work, this is exactly what I needed.

HydraFacial Treatment

After the massage, I was asked to put on a robe and slippers. The robe was the softest I’ve ever felt. It was amazing! I was greeted by aesthetician, Jayme, who escorted me to another room. I wasn’t quite sure what I was walking into since I saw a machine next to the table. Jayme explained what type of treatment the hydrafacial was (more info on their website).  She explained the treatment thoroughly and answered any questions I had. It was definitely not your typical facial and more like a treatment. See the excerpt below for the description of a hydra facial. If I were to describe the sensation, it felt like a piece of plastic was scraping my face with water squirting out of it. Jayme would “PASS” through my face with the device in small sections. In no sense did it hurt, but more like a weird feeling on my face. Jayme was great at explaining each step and what all of the components of the treatment do. She also asked frequently if I was doing alright since this was all new to me. Overall it was an interesting experience and I’m reaping the benefits. My skin has felt super hydrated and feels soft and healthy.  I’ve even had a few compliments about how great my skin looks.

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Laser Hair treatment

I’m not going to lie. I was scared about this one. I’ve never tried waxing and have only shaved so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Jayme was my specialist for this as well. She explained how the machine works and what it would feel like. She said that it would only last 45 seconds per armpit. She also described the aftercare and how often I would have to come for the treatment (every six weeks).  She then started the treatment. In a few words, the treatment felt cold, then hot and then like little needles on my skin. In one word, UNCOMFORTABLE. It was not painful and quite quick. I hope the next time around I’m not as squirmy, lol!!

Overall, my experience at Spa810 was amazing! The staff was pleasant, informative and professional.  The massage was definitely the highlight of my visit.  I would definitely visit again.