Soothe: The App that Brings the Spa to You

One of my favorite things in life is to de-stress with a relaxing massage. But sometimes, a massage can be downright stress-inducing. At many popular spa/salons, massage appointments can book up pretty far in advance – so you have to schedule weeks, even months, ahead of time. And if something comes up and you have to reschedule, well, you get the picture. Getting to your massage can be stressful if you live a good distance from the spa and/or take public transportation. And then after your massage, there’s only a finite time you can sit there in a robe and slippers before it’s time to hit the road, Jack. First world problems, I know.

But what if I told you that there’s a service that provides massages without all of the hassle – in the comfort of your own home?

Soothe is a same-day, massage-on-demand service that delivers a licensed, vetted and certified massage therapist to your home, office or hotel room, with as little as 60 minutes advance notice. Services include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Couples massage. Appointments are offered between 8 a.m. and midnight every day of the week, with fixed prices of $99 (60 minute), $139 (90 minute), and $169 (120 minute) per person, regardless of the type of massage selected. And gratuity is included!

Last month, Philadelphia became the 20th city serviced by Soothe and the company reached out to see if I’d like to review for Spoiled Pretty. I’m not sure what kind of dummy would turn down a complimentary rub down, so I said yes. And let me tell you – the experience was stress-free from start to finish.  (more…)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Charmed, I’m Sure

Handbag charms are the new hot trend – and I’m totally on board. I’m a handbag hoarder and my habit can get expensive. But with handbag charms, you can give your purse some new pizzazz for a fraction of the cost of new bag.

Here are a few of my favorite charms to sweeten up your arm candy:


For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015!

 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Garrett Popcorn

Every October, I start planning Spoiled Pretty’s annual Holiday Gift Guide. And although I’m open to just about anything that will be of interest to readers, I don’t typically include food items on the list. But this year, I was contacted by the folks at Garrett Popcorn Shops to see if I’d like to try a sample for possible inclusion.

Garrett Popcorn Shops is a gourmet popcorn company that hand-crafts small batches in-shop daily, using only the highest-quality ingredients and signature blend of non-GMO kernels. This holiday season, Garrett Popcorn Shops is offering two limited time flavors:

White Chocolate-Covered CaramelCrisp®

 

Peppermint Frost (debuting for the first time this year)

The company sent me tins of both to try and they were SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS! (more…)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin With First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty Peace Joy & Fab KitThis holiday season, give the gift of clear, smooth, radiant skin.

I was not acquainted with First Aid Beauty until I was sent their limited-edition Peace, Joy & Fab Kit (pictured above) to review. But after testing these skincare products for the past two weeks, I’m not quite sure how I lived without them. And I can’t be the only one who has recently become enlightened because this particular gift set is completely sold out at Sephora.com (check your local store to see if it’s still in stock…you may get lucky).   (more…)

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