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No time for the spa? Give yourself a relaxing treatment with these perfect at-home spa products.

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PAUSE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE 991 BLOOR ST. W PAUSEBEAUTY.COM

The Treatment

The one-hour facial is a signature service on the menu—but don’t let the word “facial” throw you off. It’s really a total body experience, complete with hand and foot massages in between each of the different facial-related steps.

The Experience ASH’S TAKE: From the moment I walked in, Michelle and her team were so welcoming and knowledgeable. Since each skin treatment is adapted to you, your skin type and concerns, the time taken to get to know you and your skin needs is much welcomed. A great change from some of the rushed places that try to cram several appointments into a day, the entire hour is devoted to the client and they make sure you have everything you need and then some. JENNIFER’S TAKE: Pause might not be the biggest or the fanciest spa in town, but owner Michelle really knows what it means to open a cozy, friendly neighbourhood spa. I was impressed with Pause’s use of all-natural products and their positive attitude towards beauty and wellness. What really stands out is their attention to detail: a personalized spa experience (oils and products suited to fit your personality, career and body), the music (not your typical waterfall spa tunes) and genuine interest in your skin, health and well-being.

WIN A FACIAL!

We’re giving away a facial from Pause Beauty Boutique! Click here to enter. PLUS! Get 15% off any facial at Pause when you mention this article.* RE

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BY ASH KOWALEWSKI FRESH FACED Vitamin E and argan oil replenish and reinvigorate, all in one little mask. MaskerAide Beauty Rest’ore Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. $6, maskeraide.com

SCRUB-A-DUB Get your skin sleek and smooth and buff off imperfections with LoveFresh Pear Scrub. $30, available at Indigo

SQUEAKY CLEAN Get a clean glow with maize flower, corn meal and cinnamon powder—almost good enough to eat! LUSH Let the Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser, $13, lush.ca

DARE SAYS RELAX Unwind and quench your skin at the same time with the lavender and sage-scented Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion. $33, aveda.com

*Both the giveaway and discount must be used by April 30, 2014. Not valid on Saturday. Valid Tuesday through Fridays only.

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