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Going Nude

Do you like to go out in public in the nude? Well nude nails that is…

This elegant colour palette has been trending for awhile, popularised by Kylie Jenner, who dons variations of the style. Nail polish colours can range from white, soft pink through to taupe, beige to light and dark grey.

Those wanting to be a bit more adventurous will add some additional ‘bling’. Our advice is do this to one of your nails, this is super cool and a little more chic.

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This trend is perfect for those that want to do something different to the classic French manicure, without going to bright or dark colours and still stay within your comfort zone.

What do you think of this colour trend?

La Vita Spas offer a range of nail treatments, go have a look.

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Memories vs Things TOP 5 Gift Ideas

I am sure that I can’t be the only one that sometimes battles with choosing the right Christmas present for those special people in your life? What do you get someone that has enough; they don’t really need another gadget, another handbag or ornament for the house. I have always found that the best gifts have been those that involve an experience.

From bungee jumping, spa days, samba classes or shark cage diving, nothing beats creating a memory that lasts a lifetime, those special moments you talk about for days afterwards.

When chatting to friends lately, the topic that keeps on coming up – is that of stress, no time and the need to really unwind. I could not think of anything better than a day at the spa!

Did you know that La Vita Spas are located in some of the most beautiful and sort out locations throughout South Africa and the UK? They are really destination spas and are an experience to themselves. When wracking my mind on what to get some of my best friends and family, my thoughts kept on going back to spa vouchers.

Giving them a gift of not only a treatment – but a gift of time, a gift of self indulgence, and something that was truly just for them.

Here is my TOP 5 ideas for your loved ones:

For your BFF

De-stress back and foot massage:

You know she has been working hard all year, from working all day to looking after the home. She really needs to put her feet up.

 

The Husband, Your Significant other

Heavenly For Him

This package includes a de-stress back and foot massage, plus a back exfoliation. He has been working so hard for his family and you, time for him to unwind and just chill.

 

The Teenager

Spa Paraffin Manicure

It’s the holidays and she wants to look glam, having a fab set of nails is a great confidence booster and the La Vita Spas are the perfect spot for that selfie.

Your Mom

Sunset Package

I don’t think I need to explain why you need to treat your mom? The Sunset package includes 3 treatments – Hotstone Full Body Massage, Super Extraction and a Venetian hands and feet massage.

 

For YOU!!

Ultimate Indulgence

Yes YOU, you need to treat yourself too! Who knows better how hard you have worked this year? The Ultimate Indulgence package includes 6 different amazing treatments. Facial, hot stone and Indian Head massage, manicure and pedicure, plus a wonderful foot massage

Spa Getaway: Club Mykonos Langebaan

If you could dream about a holiday destination that gives you everything on your wish list – the picture that should form in your mind is one of white washed buildings, exotic location, endless beautiful horizons, delicious gourmet food, great wine, tons of actives and watching the sun set over the Atlantic ocean.

Club Mykonos in Langebaan is all of those things and more, it is truly a one of kind resort on the west coast.

The resort caters for your every need, it is one of those holiday destinations that would work for the whole family. Part of their experience is the amazing La Vita Spa, in the Health and Leisure centre. One of La Vita’s flagship spas, this is a not to be missed treat when staying at the resort.

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What you can expect:

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Single treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor treatments
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Manicure area
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Wet room
  • Steam room
  • 2 Saunas
  • 2 Plunge pools
  • The Leisure cafe

The Italian inspired spa, radiates luxury and serenity, the warmth you feel when you enter this spa is amazing, the therapists are so welcoming. When planning on visiting Club Mykonos and the La Vita Spa, make sure you book your spa treatments in advance, take a look at the treatment menu to plan your day.

To find out more, click here 

Spa Getaway Series: Magalies Park

Let him Play while you get Pampered

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The La Vita Spa at Magalies Park is one of our ultimate destination getaways, set on the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains and bordering the Magalies River – where else better to unwind and escape the craziness of your day to day life?

The resort offers a myriad of things to do, from leisurely strolling about the magnificent property, testing out your new golf clubs, splashing about in one of the many water attractions including the Splash Zone or try your hand at one of the many sporting facilities. When it’s time to put your feet up and relax – the best part of the resort is the magnificent wellness spa.

The Italian inspired spa is set among a tranquil forested grove – wish you were there? I do!

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The spa is available 7 days a week until 10pm, with luxury treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge.

Magalies Park also offers accommodation, so you can make a whole weekend or week of it! The resort is also a short drive from central parts of Gauteng. Perfect for the whole family or a romantic escape, this is a not to be missed holiday destination.

To make a booking and find out more – visit the La Vita website

 

Other Facilities on site. The resort offers 3 swimming pools, 1 kiddies pool, 1 covered heated pool, adventure golf, paddle boats, canoes, 3 tennis courts and 1 kiddies tennis court, squash courts, volley ball, giant chess, bird and nature walks, 18 hole golf course, jogging route and a 50 seater Cruiser that can take you out on the Hartbeespoortdam for an hour to two hour cruise and an all inclusive spa packages including Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and spa treatments.

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Makeup Tricks to help Oily Skin

Warmer days are coming, this means those of us that suffer from oily skin are going to start gleaming more! Yikes! I for one much prefer my face to have a lovely matt look, how about you?

If you wear make-up each day, it can be a struggle to keep it on. Oily skin can cause your makeup to fade and melt off easily. If you are like me and want to make sure you maintain your look throughout the day. Here are a few tips and tricks that will not only prevent shine and keep makeup from fading.

Toner

Always use a toner to wipe your face before you apply any makeup to your face. Toner helps to remove excess oil without stripping the skin of essential oils.

 

Prepare the skin

Always prep your skin before you begin your daily makeup ritual. Use a primer. Primer acts as a base and also ensures that your makeup stays on for a longer period of time.

 

Carry a face powder

Face powder helps set your foundation, combat shine and soaks up any residual oil. Don’t use powders that have a shine or shimmer as that would make your face look oily.

 

 Matte products

Choose products that are shine-free. Use a matte powder and blush that will last longer and give a matte finish.

Also don’t forget that getting a facial can help to keep your skin in good condition and remove impurities. La Vita Spas offers a wonderful soothing facial. Visit the website to find out more.

 

Try Body Brushing Today!

 

I have started incorporating body brushing in my everyday lifestyle. It is a traditional technique to help remove dead skin, build-up and stimulate the lymphatic system, help eliminate waste. Some experts claim that body brushing can even dissolve cellulite and prevent premature ageing while obtaining brighter, smoother, softer looking skin.

 Stimulates your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Lymphatic congestion doesn’t allow drainage of toxins and waste from the body that could lead to inflammation and disease. Dry brushing every day stimulates your lymphatic system and helps release toxins.

Exfoliate

Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores allowing your skin to breathe and improves its appearance.

Eliminate Metabolic Waste

Dry brush every day before bath to increase blood circulation and remove metabolic waste.

Feel Good

Dry brushing can have an invigorating effect. Apart from tightening skin and improving its appearance, a quick session of dry brushing can make you feel energized and rejuvenated.

 Improve Digestion

Dry brushing can help with bloating as it massages the lymph nodes and helps in shedding of excess water and toxins. It also improves digestion and kidney function.

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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Fathers day is always a difficult period for me as my dad passed on 8 years ago. I miss him everyday and even more on all the special occasions. I also get a bit envious when I see all the families spending time with their dad’s. My dad and I were very close. Girls are always special for their dads.

 

My dad was a bit old fashioned when it came to going to a spa and having beauty treatments. Dad came from the “old school” and felt spa treatments were not manly. About 12 years ago the resort group I worked for started adding La Vita Spas to their properties and hotels to enhance customer experiences and I kept bragging about all the wonderful treatments I was experiencing and how wonderful and relaxed I feel after each spa treatment.

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Gradually dad became inquisitive and wanted to know more about the spas and what they offer and what type of people go to a spa. I eventually convinced dad to join me and mum for a day in the spa, we went to the La Vita Spa at The Palace All Suites. I had dad look at the vast array of treatments offered in the spa menu and made him choose what he felt comfortable with. His first treatment was a spa paraffin pedicure and that was a hit, he tried the spa paraffin manicure next and after that he had a full body hot stone massage, dad was in his element. He next had to try the hydro facilities. He loved both the sauna and the Jacuzzi.

 

The spa bug had now bitten dad and I had to book him a treatment once a month. The spa paraffin pedicure was his favorite monthly treat combined with a Full Body Aromatherapy Massage.

 

Miss you dad, hope you enjoying some spa treatments with the angels.

Shamila,

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Better get some Butter!

Winter is here! Throughout South Africa we are feeling the chill…

There is snow on the berg and we have piled on the scarves and beanies. The coffee is flowing and our heaters and hot water bottles are in full use. One part of winter we don’t like is dry skin, that tight and sometimes ashy skin.

Did you know you that La Vita Spa’s have the most awesome range of body butters? You can purchase them from the online store, or when visiting one of our spas you can pick your favourite.

My top pick is the Olive Oil with Vitamin E Premium Shea Body Butter. It is so rich and creamy, after apply the lotion you can instantly feel your skin softening.

Go have a look for yourself.

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