Spice Up Your Holiday Traditions

Are you finding your holiday routine to be the same year after year?  If you’re looking to break out of your usual mode, here are some ideas for you!

Gift Wrapping

If you are the kind of person who dislikes wrapping gifts, turn it into a fun activity and have a Holiday Gift Wrap Party at the same time you partake in a holiday cookie swap. Get everyone to bring a different kind of holiday cookie as well as a different pattern of wrapping paper and enjoy the deliciousness while you are all wrapping gifts together; throw in a bottle of wine and you will have yourselves a party!

Pairing Ideas

For your party near the holidays, instead of doing the ‘same old, same old’ with food, make things interesting by serving a variety of different appetizers. Add some holiday flare to it by calling it “12 Days of Appetizers”; try to align the different appetizers with the different items sung about in the song. For example, for the “partridge in a pear tree”, place some crumbled blue cheese on top of a piece of baguette and bake until the cheese just starts to melt. Then top with a slice of pear that has been lightly coated in honey. Finally, finish with a sprinkle of thyme. Do this for the remaining 11 days mentioned in the song and you have yourself an easy way to use a traditional holiday idea and turn it into something brand new and exciting!

Power of Song

If you’re having people over anyway and are looking for something fun to do instead of just sitting around talking, use the power of song! Have holiday carols playing and print out some lyrics to the songs of your choice. Have everyone pick a song and have a Holiday Carol karaoke contest! Once everyone has had a turn, have everyone write down who they thought the best performer was (aside from themselves). Then have one person tally up the votes. Whoever gets the most votes is the winner. Have something small set aside for the winner. You can never go wrong with a gift certificate or a bottle of wine.
If you’re tired of having the same typical holiday parties, you will enjoy our final idea for how to spice up the season! Take your party outside of the home and grab your friends and partake in a pub crawl.

Make it festive by wearing holiday-inspired costumes in your trek from bar to bar. Or, dive into the spirit by wearing an ugly holiday sweater; turn it into the contest and have the person with the ugliest one not have to buy their drinks all night!

Use these tips to help get you in to the holiday spirit, and to make it a year to remember; one that is full of new ideas and food!

The SilkPeel Facial

Are you looking for a facial treatment with immediate results with no down-time? This is not a parody of a cheesy infomercial you see on television late at night after Jimmy Kimmel. The SilkPeel facial Dermal-Infusion is a highly effective treatment for exfoliation of the skin. It doesn’t need anything but results to convince people that it leaves a youthful glow.

Customizing Your Facial

There are many ways to customize this treatment in order to suit the needs of each client. The SilkPeel is able to target skin that suffers from acne, dehydration, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Even for the most sensitive, acne prone skin, the SilkPeel Clarifying Formula will provide relief. This application combines Salicylic Acid and Aloe to create a clear complexion. This will reduce the appearance of cystic and pustule acne.

The most amazing part of this treatment is what we describe as the suction wand. An aesthetician uses suction wand exfoliates oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells that are trapped within the pores and enables the production of new epidermal skin cells. As the skin is exfoliated the cell structure is regenerated giving a more even, clear and youthful complexion. In turn, the Aloe will clam the inflammation and irritation associated with the acne.

Combating The Elements

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area on the skin. This may be caused by acne, sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries. The Lumixyl Solution is perfect in working towards improving the appearance of the discolouration and achieving a more even tone of your skin. The amino acids in this solution will aim to reduce these age/sun damage related issues.  At a young age, we still need to be aware of the elements the affect our skin. Whether your skin is being affected by the sun, pollution or from stress, dealing with these issues will make you feel better from the inside and out. The Vitamin C Solution is the topical formula used in these cases. It has the most stable form of Vitamin C that is allowed on the skin and will revitalize in a way you never thought possible.

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Hydration

The Hydration Solution was created for those with incredibly dry, flaky skin. Hyaluronic Acid is at the core of the nutrient-rich formula that quenches the thirstiest skin. Especially in these winter months you may notice your skin flaking or feeling tight and the SilkPeel is the solution for you!

These different topical treatments are used as applications through the SilkPeel System to help you achieve the skin you desire. The treatments are used in a series of 4 in order to achieve the best results. Based on consultation, your specialist will recommend the best topical treatment for your skin and you will leave the spa feeling refreshed, re-energized and with a youthful glow.

Instead of changing the channel to find more infomercials, pick up your phone instead of your remote and book your SilkPeel. You won’t be disappointed.

6 Perfect Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s day is THIS weekend so now is the time to make her feel special!  Moms deserve to be acknowledged and appreciated for all the hard work they do all year long! Whether you see your mom every day, or once a month, you can make this Mother’s day very special by doing one or all of the following tips.  They are easy and they come from the heart!

  1. Go for picnic on Mother’s Day! Have you ever taken your mom to a crowded restaurant for a rushed Mother’s day meal, only to feel disappointed with the quality of time spent?  If so, why not enjoy a peaceful picnic instead.  Whether it’s in a serene garden setting or your very own backyard, mom is sure to feel loved on Mother’s day.
  2. Make her a home cooked Mother’s day meal!  Making your mom stay out of her kitchen is sometimes a difficult task. While you’re preparing, cooking and CLEANING up afterwards, mom can just sit back and relax.  There’s no better way to get a smile on mom’s face on Mother’s day.
  3. Bake her some cookies!  It might sound cliché but baking your mom some cookies would be fun!  Get your apron out and your oven mitts on and bake away the afternoon.  Your mom will get a tasty treat and the whole house will smell like fresh baking.  Just don’t forget to clean up the messy evidence!
  4. Make Mom a flower garden! Go to your local nursery and choose a variety of colored flowers to create a beautiful masterpiece.  Whether you plant them in a hanging planter or a rustic ceramic pot, mom will `be reminded of Mother’s day every time she smells them.
  5. Allow Mom some time for herself! If you are an older sibling, then taking the younger ones off her hands for a break, would give mom some time to herself.  All mom’s could use some extra time in their day, why not help her relax on Mother’s day!  You can take the little ones to buy mom some flowers or everyone can work on some homemade cards.
  6. Pamper her with a Pino’s Spa Package! If all else fails and you’ve simply run out of time, pamper mom with a luxurious spa package from PINO’s salon and medispa.  Starting at just $99, your mom can enjoy some hard earned, undisturbed time to herself.

So, whether you’re taking over the kitchen or spoiling your mom to a getaway at Pino’s, she is sure to feel special this Mother’s day.