Category Archives: Body

Bobbi Brown Store Opens in Madrid

I am thrilled to announce the opening of the first offical Bobbi Brown store in Madrid.  This New York City brand highlights the importance of enhancing your natural beauty, and just so happens to be one of my favorite brands of makeup.

You can buy all sorts of makeup, brushes, skincare and fragrance at the store.  It´s located in Barrio Salamanca on Calle Lagasca, 32.

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Depliar System

This new hair removal system sounds amazing.  Basically, it´s a pain-free easy alternative to laser hair removal that works on all skin types and hair colors.

It´s basically a gel thats put on after a wax, threading or tweezing.  The gel has enzymes that break down hair follicles and kill them.

It takes a year to two years to rid the hair completely but results can be seen after the first session.  This product is currently only available in salons, and not for at home use.

I am sure this product will make its way to Spain but so far it´s only available in select salons in the United States and possibly some other European countries.

It sounds fantastic, doesn´t it? Painless, easy, and works on EVERYONE, which is not the case with laser.

For more info, visit their website:  Depilar System

Get Smooth and Summer Ready Skin

So as I mentioned in the previous post my bff Meggie came to visit and brought my an InStyle USA magazine.  This may have just been one of the best issues I have ever read! It was choc full of style tips, beauty tips, with the latest and greatest fashions and flairs for summer 2011.

I got a GREAT beauty tip from them.  If you can´t afford microdermabrasion but want softer, richer and smoother skin, try an at- home remidy.  Simply buy some Baking Soda at the grocery store (in spanish-bicarbonato at the farmacia) and mix it: 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.  Apply the paste in a circular motion over face, body, feet, pretty much wherever you want and then rinse with water.  The grains act as an exfoliant, removing dead skin and uncovering fresh skin, just in time for shorts weather.

VOILA! Hot sexy beach bod!

Metropolitan Spa

Metropolitan Spa is a spa circuit of different jacuzzi´s, steam rooms, and pools.  It´s actually part of a very expensive gym that I wish I could afford to join.  The spa circuit part a wonderful space to relax and just rest and regain a nice glow in your face.

You basically have a few hours to go in and do a circuit of wellness, tonification or relaxation.  I personally really enjoyed their steam room and the have a pool with ´beds´inside that you lay on and they bubble, it´s so fun.  So if you want to have a nice Saturday afternoon, call up and book a session.  It would be fun alone, with friends, or especially with your signficant other.

I HIGHLY RECOMMENED!

José Abascal, 46 Madrid, 28003
Metro: Rios Rosas, Alonso Cano
914 514 466

Beauty on Budget

One of Spain´s best kept secrets is a special line of beauty products and skin care from…wait for it…a local GROCERY store!  Yes, I know it sounds crazy but I swear the absolute best body lotion I have ever used in my life is 1 euro and 65 cents from Mercadona Supermarket.   Little by little I have been trying their hair products, and skin care products and I never cease to be amazed by the incredible quality at an extremely low price.  I used to buy L´Occitane body lotion, a french brand, usually about 35 dollars for a jar.  I actually like this Mercadona body lotion better and its approximately 33 dollars cheaper!

Please see below for exact products

My all time favorite, Olive Oil Body lotion.  Available for 1.65 euros a jar!

These masks are AMAZING.  They are my favorite products, after the lotion of course.  The left one is for dry hair and the right one is for colored hair.  They smell incredible and last forever.  The masks give a softness and shine to your hair that shouldn´t be accessible for 2 euros a jar, but it is!  Some of the ingredients of the masks include silk and caviar!

I love the smell of this shampoo for dry hair.  This product is under 2 euros!

This face wash is under 2 euros and is oil free. It has a very mild smell and its perfect to take off your makeup and wash your face before bedtime.

New Sephora on Gran Via

A new Sephora has recently opened it´s doors on Calle Gran Via 32 in Madrid.  On Nov. 16 the store held it´s innauguration complete with celebs, a red carpet, stylists and beauticians explaining beauty tips and giving makeovers.  Sounds like my kinda party!  The store is enormous and is home to not only designer labels like Dior, but also brands that are often difficult to locate in Spain, like Urban Decay, Benefit, Make Up For Ever, and of course Sephora´s inhouse brand called…Sephora!  Get shopping!