(I know this is Wordless Wednesday, but I wanted to note that today, out of this chrysalis will emerge a Monarch butterfly. How cool is that?)
A few months back, my friend Karen at Firefly Wellness. I was gifted a 30 minute free half hour spa treatment with Firefly Wellness. Karen is a licensed massage therapist and esthetician. She has a local studio and she has been doing spa treatments for 11 years, including microdermabrasion, massage, facials, and waxing.
I e-mailed Karen to make an appointment and she sent me a menu of her services. I was curious about the microdermabrasion. I was not sure if microdermabrasion would suit my needs, but I had heard a little about it from a friend. I spent a great deal of time in the sun and under the damaging rays of the tanning bed in my younger, more carefree (READ: CARELESS and WRECKLESS) days. I have some sunspots around my temples and forehead that I find quite unsightly, as a result. Karen was extremely patient and took much the time to help me in my decision. She carefully explained the benefits of each treatment. After a few e-mails back and forth, we decided that microdermabrasion would be the best course to address my concerns for the sun damage. I booked my appointment and
anxiously patiently waited for the appointment time to come.
I cannot remember the last time I had a facial or massage. It had been a while. There has been a lot of stress in my life the past couple of months and I knew I needed it. I needed some time to take care of myself.
I arrived at Karen’s house with my daughter. She has a little boy a year or so younger than Allie. The two kids ran off to play. I immediately felt comfortable with Karen. Her office is like an oasis. It is so serene and peaceful: the music, the soothing sounds of waterfalls, the fragrance of calming oils and lotions, and the warm towels were inviting. You can buy essential oils for sale here.
I upgraded my treatment to a full hour and I am so glad I did! The first thing she did was cleanse my skin and my face was tingling. My skin already felt amazing. She did some extractions, which were uncomfortable, but not painful. It was a multi-step process: cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, mask, and then moisturize.
The microdermabrasion is really weird. Karen warned that it would feel like a cat’s tongue licking your face and as gross as it sounds—it is not bad! The microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells, and leaves the newer, healthier cells. It makes your skin feel as soft as a baby’s bottom and look youthful. She was took her time and explained each procedure before she did them, letting me know the how’s and why’s. Next, she massaged my neck and shoulders. I am pretty sure I went to sleep during this part. I was definitely in my own little world. All the tension was gone and I was feeling pretty amazing.
When the facial and microdermabrasion was done, I felt so refreshed. I did notice that my skin had a healthy glow and the large, clogged pores I typically have around my nose seemed smaller. I felt like I had a mini face lift, because the tension in my face was completely gone. My skin is much more radiant, my sun spots lighter and my skin is as smooth as a baby’s—well, you know—smooth!
Karen is very knowledgeable about skin care and has a variety of specials she offers. One of the specials she has is really amazing! She offers a significant discount if you buy the services in a bundle. For example, she was running a promotion where you can purchase four microdermabrasion treatments for $220. That is $100 discount!
I definitely recommend Karen. If you are local and looking for someone that really knows how to make a girl feel beautiful, refreshed, and relaxed, she is definitely worth it! Her prices are reasonable. Her products are high quality. She knows what she is doing. You know what else? You are totally worth it!
I was gifted a free 30 minute facial in exchange for my honest testimonial. I upgraded to an hour long facial and microdermabrasion treatment with my own money. All opinions stated are my own. No monetary compensation was given in exchange for this review.