Makeup & nails
Feb 4, 2013

Valentine’s Day beauty prep: The best date night-ready spa treatments


Makeup & nails
Feb 4, 2013

Valentine’s Day beauty prep: The best date night-ready spa treatments

Date night destination: Toronto

The spa: Stillwater Spa, Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto (416-926-2389)

Valentine’s Day beauty prep treatment: Pamper Me package ($278); Cupid Cupcake pedicure ($90, 60 minutes)

The details: Whatever your plans are come February 14, do you really need an excuse for some spa loving this time of year? Of course not! The Pamper Me package features your choice of an essential facial or Swedish massage, plus a mani/pedi fix. You may even opt to turn down plans this year after such a relaxing day. If you do head out, before tangling your well-heeled feet in a coy game of footsie over dinner, indulge your toes in a Cupid-inspired pedicure. This fresh-baked treatment begins with a coconut and sweet almond oil-infused bath, followed by a scrub down and massage with whipped whoopie shea butter (remember those vanilla cream-filled chocolate moon pies? Yes, those!), and for fun, follow up with a rich chocolate nail shade. On second thought, why not skip dinner and head straight for dessert?

Date night destination:

The spa: Quartz Crystal Spa, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, 325 Bay Street, Toronto (416-637-5050)

Valentine’s Day beauty prep treatment:
Swiss Executive Anti-Aging Cell Lift ($185, 60 minutes)

The details: Guys, we get it: it’s been a long day at the office and yes, your suit conveniently doubles as post-work attire—everyday. But there’s still something you can do to quickly refresh your appearance for a buffed, totally appropriate man glow for a night out. In an hour, this Swiss Executive anti-aging cell lift reduces fine lines and helps brighten skin to give a gentlemanly manner to your dapper look. We’re complimenting you already.

Date night destination: Montreal

The spa: Away Spa, W Montreal Hotel, 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montreal (514-395-3100)

Valentine’s Day beauty prep treatment:
Aroma polish spa package ($150, 90 minutes)

The details: The buffest you can get in 90 minutes (minus the whole working out part), this polishing treatment begins with a choice of pearl, olive, rice or coconut exfoliation for an all over scrubbed-clean feel. How you spend the next 60 minutes of total relaxation are up to you— you choose either a Swedish massage for stress relief or a penetrating and toxin-clearing deep tissue treatment to target muscle tension. Svelte and completely relaxed, you’re set to get ready for your romantic night out.

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Date night destination: Vancouver and Toronto

The spa: Holts Salon & Spa, Holt Renfrew 737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver (604-681-3121 ex. 71607) and 50 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto (416-960-2090)

Valentine’s Day beauty prep treatment:
Skin Perfecting Facial ($90, 50 minutes); Hair Gloss Treatment ($70-90)

The details:
Because who can resist healthily glowing skin and hair, right? This double-dose of radiance works to brighten from within: start with a deeply cleansing and shine-inducing exfoliation, followed with a hydrating mask and relaxing facial massage. Then indulge your locks in the same 24-carat sheen with a hair-illuminating gloss treatment. That, and a mega-watt smile (and maybe some sparkly shoes?) and you’ve become some serious moonlight competition.

Date night destination:

The spa:
Mountain Wellness Day Spa, 76 Connaught Drive, Jasper (780)-852-3252

Valentine’s Day beauty prep treatment:
Deluxe Relaxation Package ($700, 3.5 hours)

The details: Friends, boyfriend, your mom (cat?)— sometimes two is better than one. Grab a non-feline plus one and book the deluxe relaxation package amid the mountainous terrain of the Mountain Wellness Day Spa. Catch up during a relaxing hot tub soak before enjoying facials enriched with Eminence Organic Skin Care products, plus matching manicures and pedicures. Cap off a day well pampered with a mimosa cocktail toast. You deserve it!

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