skin care

Pixi Products

I purchased a few Pixi products and sent them home to the States. I got one Glow Tonic medium-sized and travel sized for my mother and me.

I additionally purchased the Vitamin C tonic for myself and the Pixi Collagen & Retinol Serum for my mom. So far she’s said the smell is pleasant and the texture is sticky. Due to this, she’d instead only use the product at night. This product has diminished the appearance of smile lines on her face. As for the Glow Tonic, its brightening marks on her face and neck amazingly.

I’ve updated my mother’s skincare with a few anti-aging products like Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream, and Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Day Emulsion Broad Spectrum SPF 18. I’ve noticed tremendous improvement in her skin because she has a more youthful glow.

A more thorough review is coming soon! Plus tons of Korean skincare, First Aid Beauty, and SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, and other products from Sephora. Honorable mention: the Sephora Collection Candle Hour smells heavenly, recommend the set 100%! The scent is strong but not headache inducing, smells like roses, spices, and fruit! The fragrance moves around the entire apartment. ❤

skin care

The Spa at The Shelbourne Experience

10 out of 10 recommend visiting the Spa at The Shelbourne! I had a magical experience there as a birthday treat. Happy Birthday fellow Geminis. ❤

Customers of the spa are allowed to arrive an hour earlier than their appointment, no time more prior, to use the facilities like the steam room, sauna, and pool. In the locker room, each customer has a locker set up with their name on a charming little handwritten name card.

I used the steam room and sauna before my appointment. I did the anti-aging collagen facial. My esthetician was super warm and kind and massaged my neck, shoulder, arms, and scalp about three times during the hour-long facial. Afterward, I was given a platter with delicious honeycomb ice cream, mixed berries, and cranberry juice.

I loved the kind customer service and cleanliness of the facilities. The lounge room is grand and vintage but due to its age a little downtrodden. The lounge overlooks St. Stephan’s Green.

Still, I’ve been to several spas within the United States in different states and a few internationality, I know sometimes spending more does not guarantee a relaxing or pleasant spa experience, unfortunately. But this spa is legit, worth every cent.

My facial amounted to around 173 USD (no tip asked, included), and I personally think that is a modest fee given the facilities, length of facial, and post-facial snack.

I took a picture of the lobby and have also added some google searched pictures of the lounge areas (I left my phone in my locker). ❤