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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?

Don’t Fail this Valentine’s Day

Months can fly by, and soon special occasions are right on top of us, we scramble to think of ideas on how to spend the day, and sometimes fall short of expectations.

We already had Christmas, that felt like yesterday… but now Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.

Here are our 5 tips on how to plan ahead and start winning at making moments just that more special.

  1. Plan ahead…. yes we know that sounds super easy, and oh so obvious. But sometimes the procrastination monster creeps up on us.
  2. Use your technology: use your calendar and alerts on your mobile phone and desktop computers at work, to remind you of upcoming events. These will prompt you to take action. Set goals, today set the idea, make arrangements, plan the day.
  3. Do your research, no one likes to be asked “what do you want for your birthday”, it just feels like you have not taken the time to listen and get to know the person and their needs.
  4. Use Google, and look up different ways to celebrate, or Pinterest, it has a world of amazing ideas for you to use.
  5. Let the person/s know that you are planning something special, especially if the date is not on their actual birthday or a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Create an invite, what you may do could be a surprise, but make sure they save the date. This will also make sure that you commit to the celebration and get your planning into gear.

To make life easier for you La Vita Spa has put together 2 amazing Valentine’s packages.

Cupid’s Delight

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Only R799 per couple. Spoil yourself this February with La Vita’s Cupid’s Delight Spa Package (1h20min), which includes a Foot Exfoliation, Soothing Foot Massage, Destress Back Massage and take home a glass utility bowl. Available at 25 La Vita Spas nationwide. Book online now (http://bit.ly/2DxPlbE) and save 10% – pay only R699. Offer ends 28 February 2018

Be My Valentine Package

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Only R1299 per couple. Revitalise and rejuvenate this February with a Be My Valentine Package (2h10min), which includes an Express Facial, Hands and Feet Deluxe, Full Body Aromatherapy Massage, Refreshments, and take home 2 Pen and Key Holder sets. Available at 25 La Vita Spas nationwide. Book online now (http://bit.ly/2DYrKPf) and save 10% – pay only R1150. Offer ends 28 February 2018.

 

 

Freaking out this Festive Season?

ahhhh – starting to feel a little crazy already? This can really be the ‘silly’ season for some. So much can be jammed into a week of the year. From last-minute jobs at the office, to creating the shopping list for gifts and so much more.

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For so many of us the thought of going to the malls and browse the many shops for the perfect gift can be so daunting. Starting off with fighting for a parking spot, hustle and bustle of the isles – and not to forget your sore and aching legs.

After a long day scouting for the best deals and ultimate gift – why not treat yourself to a Spa Paraffin Pedicure.

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The festive season is also a reason to celebrate with your family and friends. Our homes become a meeting place for many – and so does our sink for the piles of dishes. Stressed about all the cleaning you will have to do after the party ends? Why not make a booking now for after the party – spend a day at the spa, get pampered and treat your tired muscles to a much-deserved massage. 

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Traveling this month? Are you worried about the drive, the flight or just the packing that needs to be done before you set off? Travel – as fun as it is, can be extremely stressful for some. The worrying starts before you even set off on your journey.

Did you know La Vita Spas is situated at many top South African holiday destinations throughout South Africa? If you are staying at one of the properties they have a spa located or nearby to one, why not book in advance for a day at the spa on arrival? Unwind the tension from the travels before you even get your holiday started.

See the various spa locations here.

 

Connect Again

Do you find that reconnecting with your loved one is becoming increasingly difficult in our fast pace life. We live in a world of technology, technology that is meant to bring us together and not pull us apart, instead, we spend so much screen time, chatting to people out of our homes, and we forget to focus on who is in the room with us.

You might be bringing your work home with you each night, and therefore, all your concentration goes towards reaching your deadlines and not checking in your emotional relationships.

Pencilling in time for your partner is a great idea, physically and mentally putting a date in time in your diary to make them a priority.

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This past week, I did a little eek and half jumped off my seat, when I saw the latest night out for couples or friends at the La Vita Spa at the Palace. They have put together this amazing package, like no jokes… amazing…. with huge value for money.

Their Superb Spa & Dine Experience is only offered at the Palace in Durban for now, so if you live close by, I would really take advantage of this, or if you plan to visit for a vacation, at only R1450 per couple.

What you get:

Treatments x 3 each

  • Rejuvenating Foot Exfoliation & Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Swedish Full Body Massage

Includes a 3 course dinner, red or white wine, soft drink, coffee and tea. To see the full menu, go here.

The Palace is a sophisticated venue, overlooking the glittering Durban promenade, this is certainly a space where you can truly relax and rekindle with your loved one. I highly suggest booking to stay the night or two or three, as you certainly won’t want to get in your car and drive away after this night. Wake up and have breakfast and watch the sunrise over the east coast.

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To find out more about this offer visit the La Vita website here.

 

Don’t cut your beauty budget just yet!

If you are feeling the pinch of the festive season spending and thinking about what you can cut back on. WAIT… don’t cut this beauty essential from your list.

Did you know there are health benefits to getting a manicure and pedicure? Yes really...

Not only do they make your hands and feet look fabulous, but they keep you in top shape too!

Daily our hands and feet are exposed to dirt and germs, even though we do bathe and wash our hands, grime can build up, so it’s not such a bad idea to pamper and take care of them.

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Here is a list of health benefits:

Exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells, and callous build ups. This process also gives the hands and feet a more attractive appearance.

A professional pedicure can also alert you to any potential fungal infections before it spreads. This is why regular treatments can keep your feet in tip top shape throughout the year.

Increased circulation is another benefit, the gentle massage during your treatment, results in increased blood flow. Those suffering with pain in their hands or ache in the soles of their feet can find relief.

It’s also not all about the physical, your mental health benefits too.  Getting to sit still, relax, unwind and have some ‘me’ time is so important. Relaxation helps with stress relief, which in turn contributes to a healthier you! It also works wonders for your self-esteem, when you have well-groomed hands and feed

La Vita Spas has a range of treatments to chose from, and look out from time to time for some amazing specials to help out your budget.

I Exfoliate My Skin….Do You?

La Vita Spa I exfoliate my skin at least two times a week using the Delicious Body Exfoliator that I buy from La Vita Spa. The exfoliator has apricot seed powder that keeps my skin glowing. I have been using this exfoliator for the past two years. Exfoliation is one of the most important skincare routines for your face and body. It assists in removing dead skin, blackheads and whiteheads and also smoothens your skin texture to reveal radiant and flawless skin.

Here are some tips in getting your exfoliation routine right.

Always chose the correct exfoliator for your skin type so that you get the desired results. If you have a normal skin type use a scrub with finely ground particles with lactic acid that will absorb oil from your “T-Zone”. For dry skin rather use a exfoliator with super fine particles and ingredients such as brown sugar and grape seed oil.

  • When you exfoliate your skin, exfoliate in circular motion and let the product do the job. Don’t be heavy – handed with your scrub or you will cause redness and skin sensitivity.
  • If you have a normal skin type or an oily skin type exfoliate your face twice a week but if your skin is sensitive only exfoliate once a week.
  • After you exfoliate, wash your face with Luke warm water and pat dry with a towel, use a night cream or hydrating serum to lock in the moisture. I use the La Vera night cream for my face.

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10 Simple Steps for Smooth Flawless Complexion

Both men and woman are conscious of their skin complexion but when it comes to skin care we only focus on our face. Taking care of the face is important but we should not ignore the rest of our body because that’s the only way you can boost a healthy skin.

Let’s get started on how you can achieve that smooth and flawless complexion by following these simple and easy steps.

  1. Take a bath or shower everyday this will help to unclog your pores and give your skin a refreshing feeling.
  2. Exfoliate your skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells so that you can have smooth and healthy skin.
  3. Use a bath sponge or loofah this helps to improve blood circulation due to the rubbing action. This results in healthy and rejuvenated skin.
  4. Avoid using soap for your face and body. Soaps are acidic and can affect the PH balance of your skin resulting in a rough and dry skin.
  5. Always remember to wash your face twice a day. Wash in the morning and before you go to bed.
  6. Use a facial scrub to remove dry and dead cells.
  7. Use a facial wash when washing your face. It contains less chemical than soap.
  8. Make a habit to apply moisturizing cream every night. Try the La Vera Regenerating Anti Aging night cream fortified with Green Rooibos extract. Vitamin A and Olive Oil provides intensive moisture and supports the skins renewal process and natural balance during the night leaving an intensively rehydrated and rejuvenated skin.
  9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
  10. Let your skin breathe at least once a week. Have a “no makeup” rule at least once a week.
  11. Also I highly recommend that at least every 6 weeks you have a professional facial.

 

La Vita Spas where I go regularly have 25 odd spas around the country and even some in the UK. They use a great anti ageing range and since I’m over the 40 mark I love the way I feel after one of their anti ageing facials.

Check out this amazing video on facials

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