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Don’t be boring this Father’s Day – we have 5 gift ideas for you!

Why do we always go for the traditional gifts for dad for Fathers Day? The socks, gadgets and DIY, ring a bell? Our first instinct is to grab the all familiar, sometimes impulsive or last minute item off the shelf. Well not all of us, we know some of you go that extra mile to spoil your dad, planning in advance and choosing just the right item to show how much you love him.

For those that need a little more guidance on picking something a little different this year we have put a list together for you:

1- A day at the spa for him – most of our fathers work hard each day and have plenty stress weighing them down. They would not think twice about booking themselves some indulgence at the spa. So why not make the decision for them and help them take the leap. They get to really relax, let that stress melt away and enjoy the day. This might even be his first time having a spa treatment, so maybe choose something you know your dad will be comfortable with.

2- Weekend away, if your budget allows, nothing beats some quality time together and creating more family memories. Weather this is for your dad or your husband, or both, bringing everyone together in a beautiful setting with activities and shared experiences is one of the books and something awesome to post to Facebook.

3- Are your kids still small? Why not do some arts and crafts? Not all gifts need to cost an arm and a leg, they may cost you some soap and extra cleaning up as you try to remedy the paint that has found its way onto everything. Pinterest has hundreds of Fathers Day craft ideas to use for inspiration and it’s something fun to keep the children entertained too. They will run through Sunday morning with more pep in their step, knowing they did it themselves.

4 – We as women would like to give those DIY tools and projects to our hubbies, with a giant hint, hint for them to do all those items we have had on the “to do list” – but maybe dad wants to be celebrated for being a dad. Raising his kids and having something that reflects his contribution? Why not some lovely framed photos of your kids? A set to put in his office or you could arrange a fun family shoot.

5 – Plan a fun activity, has dad wanted to always do something and never taken the leap? Think… shark cage diving, getting that tattoo he always wanted, learning to cook with professional lessons or taking up a new hobby?

Keeping to your Resolutions?

We are halfway through January already…. have you had a chance to catch your breath as yet? Are you ready for the year ahead?

The big question is how are your New Year’s resolutions doing? Don’t beat yourself up, if you have fallen off the wagon a couple times. It’s okay to reset your goals and expectations and try again.

Try writing down your goals on a piece of paper and have them somewhere visible at your workstation or at home. Wanting to keep your resolutions private? Why not set up a bi-weekly reminder on your phone, with an alert that pops up.

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One of the most popular resolutions is to choose a healthier lifestyle and care more about yourself. If you don’t look after YOU, you can’t look after anyone else.

Part of a good health regime is to exercise, eat right and to look after your body after you have worked so hard getting it into shape.

Here is a list of 5 things to make you feel fabulous on your journey to a healthier, happier you:

  1. Hot Stone Full Body Massage
  2. Ultimate Anti-Ageing Facial
  3. Venetian Hands & Feet
  4. Full Leg and Arm Waxing
  5. Swiss Body Wrap

All of the above can be found at La Vita Spas. Did you know they have a loyalty program? It offers discounts on your treatments, that will help towards your goals.

Comment below and tell us if you have set any resolutions and are you keeping them?

15 Years of Wellness

This November La Vita Spa celebrates its 15th birthday, a super achievement for this blossoming company. One of the largest spa chains in South Africa, specialising in providing the best wellness offering to the hospitality industry. Their spa’s can be found at some of the best resorts around the country, from Club Mykonos on the west coast, to Magalies Park in the North West Province.

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For me, one of their greatest achievements – is not all the amazing treatments they provide. But the upliftment and jobs created for many young ladies across our country. The therapists that join La Vita, are put through extensive training, that does not just stop at employment, but workshops and continued support are given throughout their time with La Vita. Many of the ladies have worked up from therapist to manager to regional manager.

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If you are visiting any of the La Vita Spa’s this month – be sure to check out their amazing birthday specials.

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Happy Birthday La Vita – here is to many more relaxing, soothing and awesome years!

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You can do it for Yourself!

Sisters… are doing it for themselves….

Yes we are!

Gone are the days we have to wait to be treated or wait for someone to gift us a spa experience. I don’t know about you, but I drop the hints to my partner all the time… ohh my back…. my shoulders are so stiff – in hope that he might surprise me with a spa day.

Don’t wait!

You are a strong independent woman, there is no need to wait. Here are our top 2 picks we think you need to treat yourself to:

Mona Lisa Facial and Massage

What you get:  Refreshment as well as your own take home Salon size Professional Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer.

LUXURY CLASSIC SOOTHING FACIAL – A full hour of pampering includes deep cleansing, steaming, exfoliation and softening of the skin, extraction of black and white heads. A hand and foot massage is included. This facial is suitable for all skin types and ages and is great for men.

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE – An ancient Indian form of massage for face, head, neck and shoulders. This technique is used widely for relieving tension headaches and daily pressure. Working on specific pressure points you are sure to feel energized and revitalized

Sunset Top-to-Toe Package

A top-to-toe unique blend to embrace the afternoon whilst enjoying refreshments.

HOT STONE FULL BODY MASSAGE – Experience the ultimate relaxation. Incorporating smooth heated basalt stones to promote a sedative and re-energizing response. The luxury of touch, combined with the warm stones, melts away stress and tension. Extremely relaxing and therapeutic.

SUPER EXTRACTION – This dramatic facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation and steaming to soften and release blockages. Specialized extraction ensures that all pores are unblocked followed by a soothing facial massage and mask, resulting in radiant skin.

VENETIAN HANDS & FEET – A well groomed appearance is becoming increasingly important. Enhance your hands and feet with gentle exfoliation leaving the skin delectably soft and supple. This is followed by cuticle care and pressure point massage to conclude this uplifting experience.

7 Quick Tips for Short Stays

Jet setting from province to province? Leaving early, and getting home late. Making sure you look meeting ready to make that deal or do that presentation?

Here are some quick tips for flying frequently:

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  • Always put your best foot forward: Wear flats on the plane and have a pair of heels in your carry on . Keep it in a zip lock bag.
  • Your hair can get into a tangle on a plane trip, with rushing and bustling through people. Carry a small comb, extra hair pins and ties if need be.
  • The weather can differ between destinations, layer your clothing, so you can either take off or put on, on arrival.
  • Mini make up kits are a must, keep a touch up kit in your bag to ensure you look your best throughout the day.
  • You might have early flights, and require to get ready at the crack of dawn. Make your beauty regime quick, by having your eyelashes and brows tinted at La Vita Spa.

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  • Well kept hands are a must, book yourself in to have gel or a manicured nails.
  • Travelling can play havoc on your body, from drying your skin, to strained neck and back muscles from uncomfortable seats. We suggest a once a month treat yourself day at La Vita Spa, from a relaxing neck and back massage to a revitalizing facial.

Do you travel often? Let us know your quick tips below and share your thoughts.

Winter  Colour Nail Trends

BRRRRR, it is cold outside, but nail trends are heating up this season! Various hues inspired by the change in the season and the range of winter must haves in your wardrobe. Your favourite maroon knit cardigan can now match your stunning new manicure.

There is something for everyone, for those that like to be a bit daring, with details of glitter, autumn leaf designs or multicolour nails. To the more demure lady, who prefers solid colours of maroon or beige, why not choose a matt colour instead of gloss? Whichever version of this latest trend you fall in love with, be sure you will make a statement this season.

Amber, orange, brown, beige, maroon, reds, mustard, nude so many colours to inspire you for your next nail appointment. Which one is your favourite?

How a Spa Day can help get you that job

If you thought being well groomed was old fashioned and  no one cares anymore, think again…

The old saying of first impressions really count is true, before you have even opened your mouth or finished your sentence, the person you have just met is weighing you up.

Unfortunately society is still very superficial, and we can’t help but notice your chipped nails while you sit across the table from us. When you look unkempt the subconscious mind has already judged you. An untidy outer appearance may give the impression you are sloppy with your work. If attention to detail is important for your role, then paying attention to how you look will play a role in how you are perceived.  

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Have you ever thought about asking before an interview if the company you are going to has a uniform policy? Do they dress very formal or ‘Harry casual’? It’s important to dress the part, and for them to see you as someone that could fit in with the team.

We might not all look like Beyoncé, but when you exude confidence you radiate and your true beauty will shine. The feeling of just having your nails done can send you on a little euphoric high and your strut might just have a little more pep in your step.

If you are going to a special interview or lined up a meeting with your boss to talk increases, why not book a day at the spa over the weekend and make sure you are looking and feeling golden!

When you look good you feel good.

3 Beauty Time Saving Tips

 

We are all trying to save time every day to make room for things that are more important, like catching up with your best friend over a glass of wine, playing with your kids or cooking your partner that fabulous dinner you saw on Masterchef the other night.

Did you know that going to a spa can save you time during the week… yes it really can! It might seem a little indulgent of time, but that 15-40 minutes can end up being a big time saver when you really need it. Plus you get to look fabulous while doing it!

1 – Eyebrow and Eyelash tint:

If you are fair of colour and pencil in your brows, why not consider having your eyebrows tined by a professional, save yourself a few minutes in the morning applying the colour.

2 – Gel nails:

Who hates it when your nails chip? I know I do! Not having to reapply or start over really helps that save you 15-20 minutes a day.

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3 – Waxing:

Did you know that when you wax your legs and other parts… it takes longer for the hair to grow back? What a time saver not having to shave your legs every second day?

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La Vita Spas offer all three, plus some other amazing time saving treatments.

The Statement Brow – top trend 2017

 

If you don’t know already, you should… your eyebrows frame your face and your beautiful eyes, You could apply the best make-up, but unattended brows can shatter your masterpiece in seconds.

Just like the style of shoes you wear, eyebrow trends have developed throughout the years.

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Do you remember plucking your eyebrows super thin back in the 90’s and early 2000’s?

The trend for 2017 is big bushy brows, groomed, but the bigger the better. Don’t be afraid to get them tinted too. Embrace this trend and make a real impact.

Did you know there are different shapes to brows too? This is a great guide for your next visit to La Vita Spas, remember to know what you are looking for, and don’t be shy to tint them too.

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