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manufactured set of images and scenarios mask a person’s compatibility factor with the desired individual.

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As an editor and a frequent visitor to Lily’s Day Spa I am excited to offer our readers the Six Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Day at the Spa!

A day at the local spa or beauty parlor is a treat you will continue to appreciate for weeks afterward. You will feel so relaxed and rejuvenated that you will find it much easier to cope with the every day stresses that living in our hectic world brings. Whether you are on vacation or just need a break, a day at the spa can make you feel like a million dollars. Here are six good reasons you should treat yourself, your Mom, or a good friend to a day at the spa. Relax One of the best reasons to visit a day spa is that you will come home relaxed. When you have a stressful life, you will get tense muscles without realizing it. Have a relaxing massage to feel the tension leaving your sore muscles. You’ll realize how stressed you have become when the knots of tension ease in your muscles due to a good relaxing massage. Revitalize When you get a facial, you feel revitalized and energized, ready to deal with whatever comes your way. You can revitalize your skin while taking some time out for spoiling yourself. Your skin will tingle with new life and will look terrific. Rejuvenate A good day at the spa will rejuvenate your skin. Your spa beautician will cleanse away all your old dead skin cells and then moisturize your skin giving your skin a more youthful appearance. You will look wonderful when you leave the spa and you will feel younger. Spa treatments can cost far less than more severe treatments for reducing the effects of aging, but will help to rejuvenate your skin and reduce age spots. (continued to page 4)

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Treat Yourself to a Day at the Spa! Continued from page 3 Rest A good day at the spa will help you to feel so wonderful that you will get the best night’s sleep you will ever have. If you want a good rest, you’ll love how you sleep after a spa treatment. Mothers with young babies particularly benefit from a day at the spa, as it helps soothe the mother to sleep deeply and gives her body a real break from the lack of sleep and stress of caring for a newborn baby. Refresh Most spa treatments combine some aromatherapy elements that help you to refresh your mind as well as your body. Just taking some time out for yourself can help you to refresh your mind and spirit. A massage or facial treatment is both soothing and refreshing, making you feel terrific. Revive You won’t realize how much you needed a day at the spa until it is over. A day at the spa gives you time to spoil yourself, time to relax, and skin treatments that revive your tired old skin. When you walk out of your spa, you will feel like a new woman. Refresh your mind and spirit and rejuvenate your skin by treating yourself to a day at a spa. You will sleep better, be more relaxed, and become less stressed. You will find your skin feels soft and wonderful which helps you to look and feel wonderful. A day at the spa is a wonderful gift for anyone who needs a break, especially mothers with young children or women who hold down stressful careers.

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A good day at the spa will help you to feel so wonderful that you will get the best night’s sleep you will ever have. If you want a good rest, you’ll love how you sleep after a spa treatment.


Most spa treatments combine some aromatherapy elements that help you to refresh your mind as well as your body.


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Glamour EVENING FASHION: HOW TO ADD INSTANT NIGHTTIME GLAMOUR


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Will you be attending an evening party

Add evening glamour: Wear a provoc-

or other special event? Night time events

ative perfume

are the chance to get glamorous and re-

During the day, you may feel more com-

ally shine. Of course, you’ll want to choose

fortable in a light, floral scent or no per-

a knockout outfit, but sometimes it’s the

fume at all, but a bold or sensual scent can

little touches you add to your basic attire

help you shift from daytime to evening

that really turns on the evening sparkle.

mode and give you that extra boost of

Here are some ways to get glamorous for

confidence you need at a party. When you

your next evening affair:

have some free time, visit a local cosmetic counter and sample some of the bolder

Add evening glamour: Wear a bold nail

fragrances. Choose a special perfume or

polish

cologne to designate as your nighttime

When you’re typing at your desk or run-

or special event fragrance. Each time you

ning errands during the day, it’s more

spray it on you’ll set the tone for upcom-

practical to wear a subdued shade of nail

ing party and it’ll give you the extra en-

polish or even a clear polish, but at night

ergy you need to really shine.

you can experiment with more dramatic shades of color. Nail polish that might like

Add evening glamour: Get out the red

out of place or even tacky worn during

lipstick

the day can enhance a more daring night

Not everyone feels comfortable wearing

time look. Try painting your nails in bright

red lipstick during the day. Bold lips can

red or even a metallic shade you normal-

look out of place in a conservative office

ly wouldn’t wear during daylight hours.

setting but if there’s one way to transform

Gold, silver, and bronze nail color can add

your look from day to evening, adding red

subtle impact to your overall look. Keep in

lipstick would be it. If you choose to pump

mind the color jewelry you’ll be wearing

up the glamour by wearing red on the

when choosing a metallic shade of nail

lips, go a bit more subtle on the eyes and

polish and keep it consistent.

cheeks or you could end up with makeup overkill. Continued to page 12


Continued from page 11 Continued from page 11 Add evening glamour: Add sparkle to your ears You don’t want to weigh your ears down during the day with dramatic earrings but an evening event gives you the chance to add an extra touch of sparkle. Even a simple black, silk pantsuit can look nighttime gorgeous when you add a stunning pair of sparkly dangle earrings. There’s no need to invest in diamonds, a dazzling pair of crystal earrings that move and catch the light will work just as well. For even more impact, wear your hair in a loose up do to add emphasis to your ears.

Add evening glamour: Wear strappy, open toed shoes You probably don’t want to traipse around during the day in open toed stiletto shoes and it would look a bit out of place if you did, but for an evening affair sexy, open toed shoes can transform your look by making your legs appear long and slender. Keep a pair of strappy, sexy open toed heels in black or a neutral color ready for evening parties and special events. They’ll make all of your evening fashions look elegant and it’ll take away some of the pressure of having to find the right shoes. Now that you’re looking and feeling more glamorous, it’s time to enjoy the party and you didn’t even have to buy a new outfit!

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Romance The problem with infatuation is, the manufactured set of images and scenarios mask a person’s compatibility factor with the desired individual.

The Secret to Being Sexy Sexual attraction is a key factor in uniting couples, but what is it that generates the desirable qualities that so many long to possess? Sex appeal can be described as a vibe – the look, sound and general aura of a person. It is a standard mix of visual and auditory signals that initially turns heads and causes hearts to pump erratically. So why is it when those standard signals are emulated by some, the outcome is not always favorable? The truth is, looking and acting “sexy” can only get you so far. The genuine art of exhibiting sex appeal and being incessantly desired by the person you long for all boils down to chemistry.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… Have you ever dated someone that you considered to be so attractive, you couldn’t get them out of your mind? And then upon getting to know that person, the obsession quickly deteriorated because you had nothing in common? It’s called infatuation – that passionate feeling that is frequently exaggerated by fantasy, shrouding the notso-desirable qualities by optimistically filling in the mysterious gaps. The problem with infatuation is, the manufactured set of images and scenarios mask a person’s compatibility factor with the desired individual. Eventually they realize this “perfect” person no longer turns them on – even though they continue to exhibit the same visual and auditory signals that they were initially attracted to. On the flip side, perhaps you’ve met someone whom you didn’t initially find attractive, but with repeated contact, you began to experience deep, emotional feelings towards that person. This is when something greater than the perception of external qualities is involved; it’s when a little thing called chemistry kicks in. The presence of emotional chemistry goes beyond craving a superficial, physical attachment. It is an innate longing to have a deeper connection with the desired individual, for reasons that cannot always be explained.


The Inborn Quality that Leads to Desirability The thin line between love and hate… Contrary to popular belief, the opposite of love is not hate. As relationships bond and sever, intense emotional feelings can cause these words to be used interchangeably. When we are hurt by someone we love, we may temporarily feel hatred towards that person for causing us pain. In a tumultuous relationship, we may love someone one minute and hate them the next. It’s this lack of stability and irresolute feelings that cause our emotions to flip one way and then the other, fueling the flames of the “love/hate relationship.” Rather than hate, the true opposite of love is indifference. When you are indifferent to someone, you don’t care what they are doing, what they are thinking, or even what they think of you. That person means very little to you emotionally. But when you “hate” someone, it means you harbor strong feelings for that person. Even though the feelings are less than positive, they still weigh heavily on you emotionally. Strong, negative emotions can sometimes disguise a buried feeling of affection for someone who does not reciprocate. Unfortunately, these are the sort of relationships that are the most difficult to let go of. What makes matters worse is the intense focus on hatred can cause an individual to miss out on suitable romantic prospects that they regularly encounter.

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Contrary to popular belief,

the opposite of love is not hate. As relationships bond and sever, intense emotional feelings can cause these words to be used interchangeably.

With experience, stereotypical sexual images go by the wayside in favor of something more mysterious and inherent. It’s that knowing look, a shared feeling of excitement and tension, and the abrupt change in the air when that special person is near that induces the feelings we all desire so much. So it’s important not to change who you are if what you are seeking is a long-lasting passionate relationship. Be confident within yourself and allow nature to send out those alluring signals that you already possess. If we look beyond stereotypical images, we have a better chance at finding longlasting mutual desire and passion. And it is that shared passion for what is under the exterior that is really, truly sexy.


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Permanent Cosmetics

Women of all ages appreciate the convenience, and enjoy the confidence in looking their best regardless of activity.

Have you experienced hair loss (Alopecia) or have

Are Permanent Cosmetics right for you? Have you experienced hair loss (Alopecia) or have sparse or uneven or no eyebrows due to over plucking, Chemotherapy, or aging? Do you have dexterity difficulties that make it difficult to apply make-up? Are you allergic to cosmetics, wear contacts or glasses that make your eyes water and smudge your make-up? Do you have visual limitations? Are you an athlete? Do you want to be worry free of make-up? Get ready in half the time?

Permanent cosmetic application is the process of implanting color into the dermal layer of the skin

Have you experienced hair loss (Alopecia) or have

Permanent Cosmetics

Permanent Make-up, also known as Micropigmentation, is a form of cosmetic tattooing used to enhance facial features. When applied by a skilled technician, it not only enhances individual features, but can also improve on nature’s imperfections. Women of all ages appreciate the convenience, and enjoy the confidence in looking their best regardless of activity. Permanent cosmetic application is the process of implanting color into the dermal layer of the skin with the use of a specially designed and approved instrument. The process of placing pigment under the skin varies accordingly depending on what area is being covered. In order to get the ideal color you will need a follow-up appointment within 4-6 weeks.


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This procedure is permanent, although some clients can experience some fading due to sun exposure. This typically is done after 2 to 5 years. Every person is different. Some hold color for many years and others will need to return more often for a touch-up. The time you save not putting on make-up is well worth it.

Have you experienced hair loss (Alopec Xtreme Lashes速 Semi-permanent eyelashes that last 6-8 weeks with touch-ups. Weightless with a natural look and feel. Painless and relaxing procedure that takes up to 2 hours. Water resistance so you can swim or shower worry free. Lengthens and thickens without the need for mascara. To wake up with beautiful lashes call us for a free consultation.


Grooming for Men

Men’s Executive Facial Lily’s spa professionals perform a variety of services specifically designed for gentlemen, offering stress relief with decreased muscle tension. For most of history, men’s skin care routines consisted of washing, shaving, and splashing on aftershave. This newest generation of men is learning that a good skin care routine can preserve their youthfulness, reduce acne outbreaks and ingrown hairs, and promote general good health. First impressions can be extremely important, especially in the business arena and one’s social life, and

are often based on physical appearance. A good skin-care routine will improve the way you look and feel. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and the primary part of our immune system that protects us from environmental pollution and the effects of heat, cold, sun, and wind. It regulates the body temperature, insulates internal organs, helps

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our internal organs expel excess waste products, and synthesizes Vitamins B and D. Male skin tends to be thicker and oiler than female skin, with larger pores and less tendency to wrinkle until later in life. Men often don’t get fine wrinkles like woman, but larger creases and folds in the skin. Until recently, most men regarded a skin-care routine “sissy stuff,” but many manufacturers of skin care products are developing products formulated especially for the male skin. Just like women, men have different skin types, oily, dry, or a combination, and it can be confusing trying to choose from the array of products available. A dermatologist or trained skincare professional should be able to help you choose the right products for your skin type. Shaving is one area where many men make mistakes that can damage their skin. Many shave “against the grain” for the closest shave, but this method can roughen the skin and contribute to ingrown hairs and subsequent infections. Shaving with the grain will reduce the chance of ingrown hair and keep the skin smoother. For special occasions, when you want a particularly close shave, shave with the grain first to remove most of the hair and then shave against the grain. Just don’t do it too often! Shave after showering, while the skin is still moist and the whiskers are softened, and lather well. Rinse the razor often while shaving; debris caught between the blades contributes to nicking. “Manly” soaps like Irish Spring, and most other bar soaps, are really detergents and are bad for skin. Use a non-drying soap or soap substitute to wash the face. Once or twice a week, use an exfoliant after cleansing your face. As dead skin cells accumulate on the surface, they trap oil and dirt which contribute to rough skin and blemishes. Removing these dead cells allow fresh, new skin cells to come to the surface and you will have smoother, clearer skin.

Chemical exfoliants, in cream or lotion form, contain AHA (alphahydroxy acid), BHA (bet-hydroxy acid), or Vitamin A. These chemicals may produce a slightly tingly sensation, or irritate sensitive skin. Physical exfoliants such as a Loofah sponge or facial scrubs containing tiny bits of grit (usually ground almond or walnut shells) can also remove dead skin cells and leave a fresher, younger appearance. Be careful not to overabrade, which can also cause redness and irritation. Poor skin care can aggravate acne, but dirty skin and poor diet are not always to blame for pimples. Hormonal changes or certain medications may contribute to the problem. As tempting as it is, don’t squeeze a pimple! This can spread the oils beneath the skin, encouraging more acne, and cause infection and scarring. OTC products containing benzoyl peroxide can help dry up pimples quickly, but can be drying to the surrounding skin, so use them sparingly and only on the zit itself. Otherwise, just grin and bear it and hope the thing goes away soon! Severe cases of acne should be treated by a dermatologist. After cleansing the face and shaving apply an all-natural aftershave or herbal toner to close pores and remove any leftover residue. Don’t use products with an alcohol base, which can be drying to the skin and has no

real benefit except a slight astringent quality. Apply a moisturizer after the toner. Some moisturizing products contain glycolic acid, which reduces the effects of aging. Avoid products with a mineral oil or petroleum base, which can clog pores. Those with sensitive skin may want to use fragrance-free skin care products. It is usually the fragrance that irritates the skin. No good article on skin care will neglect to mention the sun’s effect on our skin. Many signs of aging including wrinkles, splotches, brown spots, rough skin and broken blood vessels can be blamed on overexposure to the sun. Use a sunblock on your face as well as on the rest of your body, and wear a hat when outdoors. Some moisturizers are available that contain sunblock, so you don’t have to spend money on two different products. The closer a part of our body is to the sun, the more UV radiation it receives, leaving the face and neck particularly vulnerable to skin cancers. A good skin-care routine does not mean you have to spend a lot of time in front of a mirror! The few minutes it takes each morning can make a difference, and help you to retain a youthful appearance and healthy skin function! The few minutes it takes each morning can make a difference, and help you to retain a youthful appearance and healthy skin function!


Sexy lingerie, skimpy though it often is, has been designed to be worn. Designed in countless styles, gorgeous fabrics, and varied colors, sexy lingerie styles have been created in stunning ensembles that do as much for a woman’s ego as they do for her looks.

Wearing Sexy Lingerie


her physical senses and becomes part of her mood for the day. Almost like a second skin, a woman’s intimate apparel for the day envelopes her totally. A woman who feels sexy exudes sexiness. She portrays this through her body posture and facial gestures. The appeal of sexy lingerie therefore is more than how it makes a woman look. It is clearly about how it makes a woman feel. Wearing sexy lingerie clearly makes a woman feel sexy. The outer image that develops is the result of a woman’s inner feeling just as much as it is the result of the actual garments that she puts on. Certain outfits look good on people and when they put them on, they develop self-confidence in the knowledge that they look good. It is the same type of scenario when wearing sexy lingerie. A woman who can see that she looks stunning in her lingerie ensemble is going to feel beautiful. This sense of beauty is going to change her body language for the day. She is going to revel in the knowledge that she is sexually appealing even if it is hidden beneath her sedate work attire. Obviously, a woman who wears sexy lingerie will be a vision of loveliness. This is especially true if she selects colors that compliment her skin tone and hair coloring. It is even truer if she selects the proper size and style for her body figure.

A woman who wears sexy lingerie instantly feels the transformation from ordinary to extraordinary. She looks good and she is fully aware of the fact. She is going to glow in quite a different manner than on those days when she dons a pair of granny panties and a traditional style brassiere. The styles of sexy lingerie that a woman wears is more a matter of personal preference than functionality although there will be those designs that are purchased to complement a particular outfit that she has. Not all styles of lingerie can be worn by all women. Some women are hampered by their body shape while others are hindered by their personal hang-ups. Nonetheless, there is a sexy lingerie ensemble just waiting for most women in the world today. The styles of sexy lingerie that a woman wears is more a matter of personal preference than functionality although there will be those designs that are purchased to complement a particular outfit that she has. Not all styles of lingerie can be worn by all women. Some women are hampered by their body shape while others are hindered by their personal hang-ups. Nonetheless, there is a sexy lingerie ensemble just waiting for most women in the world today.


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