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Why you should get a facial


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#Post 1 of 9 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:24 AM

Last birthday my parents got me a gift certificate for a spa treat. I had a few selected in Paris (the theme revolving around those beauty institutes/spas was skincare from around the world), and to get the most of it [and to fuel my addiction ! ], i chose the Menard Institute, which is japanese skincare.

Well, it was worth it !
First it's located near the opera Garnier (which is worth being visited for its architecture, especially its fantastic double stairway), in the area of Paris that is also the japanese area, with the grocery store full of japanese delicacies (and japanese labels, ugh!) and japanese restaurants.

The institute is a quiet place, with a japanese touch in the decoration, soft music in the background.

I got my face cleaned, then exfoliated and masked, that's roughly said because it's not just applying, massaging and rinsing and onto the next step. The lady used precise, gentle motions, lotions, let the product work before rinsing.
I was also surprised with the mask, usually i don't like peel off masks, and this one was applied in a thick coat, but after 15 minutes and a leg massage it peeled off so easily and my face was so clean and bright i revised my opinion entirely.
The lady also used a steamer during the whole process of cleansing and exfoliating, whoaaa ! I want one !!

She also massaged my skin and pressed some kind of pressure points around the face, to make it firmer. That i'll have to research because i could really feel it work during and after.

I was feeling tired with my recent illness, my exams, the snow messing with public transports, so this was the perfect treat. Then i got offered a tea, the lady said it was japanese and the tea addict in me recognized genmaicha, green tea with rice, which was perfectly convenient as i wanted to taste it.

Of course, i got introduced to the products used on my face, and i got samples. I want to stress that as it's so rare to get samples in skincare, and i wanted to know which herbs and weeds were used in my mask (in an attempt to make one at home lol). Too bad their products are so expensive, i could only afford a bottle of toner.

It was my first real treat of the like, so i was really satisfied, and one week after, i'm still happy about it.

I'm always complaining how my nose pores are blocked and look dirty in a few hours. Well, one week after, some are barely getting dirty, and some are still clean !

#Post 2 of 9 OFFLINE   Bec688

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:31 AM

Fabulous It sounds like a wonderful treatment! It's nice to treat yourself to a facial every now and then, it really does make a difference to your skin. That's why we recommend you come back every 4 weeks hehe

#Post 3 of 9 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:01 PM

You're a temptress !

#Post 4 of 9 OFFLINE   Lucy

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:11 PM

ooooohh i want one!!!
don't worry, be happy!

#Post 5 of 9 OFFLINE   Bec688

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:37 PM

Originally Posted by magosienne View Post
You're a temptress !
I do my best hehe

#Post 6 of 9 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:00 PM

I want one too!!! I bought all kinds of stuff so I could give myself one, but it would be nice to be pampered and have a professional tend to me.
~Sabali~

#Post 7 of 9 OFFLINE   Milah

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:09 PM

That sounds inspiring. I have had a couple facials before but they were just o-k. Your experience makes me want to go to Paris and get a Japanese facial! Thanks for sharing!

#Post 8 of 9 OFFLINE   chic_chica

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

I love facials!!
It's good to get one done ever so often cuz it really does make your skin look better! Takes out all the blackheads and dead skin!

Confidence - wear it like makeup!


#Post 9 of 9 OFFLINE   Johnnie

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:04 PM

Just reading your post made me relax lol. That sounds soooo good! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and I would love to get one done myself.