Chic Review: Chill Zone Cryo T-Shock

I’ve been in to Chill Zone Cryo before — I first heard about it to help my husband’s rheumatoid arthritis, and then I did it to help with my half marathon training. They work with everyone from someone with arthritis pain to professional athletes.
The idea with cryo therapy is that you get in this super cold chamber for a few minutes and it draws all the blood to your core to keep it warm. Then, when you get out, it sends all this super oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood back out. It makes joints feel better, muscles repair faster, and you get this great energy rush too!
I recently learned that they also do cryo facials (the increased oxygenated blood flow is great for restoring a youthful appearance to skin texture too) and also something called T-Shock, which is an innovative new approach in the treatment of cellulite and fat removal that reshapes the body. T Shock has a Cryo Slimming and Cryo Toning setting.
For the slimming setting, it breaks down fat cells by starting the treatment with heat then a prolonged period of cold then heat again. Then the body naturally flushes the fat cells out through the bloodstream and then the lymphatic system in a few days to weeks following the treatment. It’s a safe, painless and a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Cryo Toning involves less cold to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production while tightening muscles.
The T-Shock differs from other cold sculpting treatments (which I’ve done before) because it’s painless and it’s much more affordable. I also liked that it only requires 10-30 minutes for a treatment.
So, at Chill Zone, you get the T-Shock, and then to help activate the lymphatic system to start flushing everything out, they put you on this machine that vibrates your entire body for 15 minutes — they said it was the equivalent on going on a light run calorie-wise, so that was exciting too!
Then you get into the Cryo chamber for three minutes for one last flush and oxygen rush to the body so you leave feeling fabulous!
Plus, right now through November 31 Chill Zone Cryo is offering a T-Shock 5 Pack for $1,500 and an additional session free – saving you $600. Or you can get a T-Shock 10 Pack for $2,500 and get 2 additional sessions free – saving you $1,700.
T-Shock 5 Pack $1500 get 1 Additional Session free. Save $600.
T-Shock 10 Pack $2500 get 2 Additional Sessions Free. Save $1,700
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Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Thanks to my friend Kelly Maglocci for this guest blog post!

Sweet or savory? The world may never know. But one thing is certain- whether you have a sweet tooth or crave salty snacks, everyone is going to love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The stage greeted you with an unexpected air of mystery as you entered the theater. Usually exploding with color and a sneak peek of the set, this stage shows only the back of Wonka, looking out into the distant sky.

If you are familiar with the story, don’t worry, the play is full of obscure character development and modern twists on the beloved classic. Charlie, a selfless young boy from an impoverished family, day dreams of one day entering the Wonka Chocolate Factory. When he finds the final golden ticket, his dream comes true!

The upbeat melodies of the musical numbers make it impossible to listen and not tap your feet or clap along to the beat. Family favorites like “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination” were sung alongside the news hits “When Veruca Says” and “Queen of Pop.”

Heavy themes like losing a parent and the disparaging gap between the rich and poor are offset by perfectly timed comedic relief. Between the Oompa Loopmas and the crazy consequences the characters are forced to face (like being ripped apart by squirrels or shrunk to the size of a Ken doll), you are sure to be laughing out loud.

And make sure you stick around until the very end for a fun surprise (hint: I’m talking streamers and the best costume change of the show!!).

After attending Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, prepare to be inspired to make something out of nothing.

Chic Review: Wiseway Supply

It’s Pinterest come to life at Wiseway Design Showroom – Wiseway Supply in Florence! Keep watching for a sneak peek into their AMAZING showroom, to hear about new trends, and where you can check them out for yourself (which we HIGHLY recommend!). Learn more at

Chic Review: Power Blendz Pure 21

I’ve done 21-day cleanses before but I wanted to try this one because it don’t use artificial sweeteners, it’s non-GMO and all natural.
Basically, it’s a three-week program that cleans and detoxifies, then resets your body to better absorb nutrients while also helping you create new habits that will make for long-term success.
They make it pretty foolproof to follow. When you sign up to do the system, the package comes with a PURE 21 Guide which has detailed meal planning, recipes, nutrition tips and a goal based exercise strategy. Everything from a list of what to get at the grocery, what to eat and how to make it. Really made it super easy for me.
My favorite part of the system was the PRO-WHEY 100% whey protein isolate that’s all natural, non GMO and gluten free with no artificial sweeteners — I got the chocolate flavor and it’s sooo yummy! The system also comes with a blender bottle; the PURE START natural cleanser and detoxifier packets; ADVANCED PROBIOTIC digestive and immune system health and balance; DIGESTIVE NZYMES restore the normal digestive function; and VITA PLEX which has over 30 high quality vitamins and minerals.
You just follow what the guide says to do and take each day, and you all the sudden start to feel better. Trimmer, more energy, better mood. I definitely noticed a difference about a week in, and by the end of the three weeks, it was dramatic.
I lost a little over six pounds and I’m back into my pre-pregnancy clothes again. But more importantly, I FEEL better. I sleep better, no more sweets cravings and energy crashes, my mind feels less foggy, and did I mention that I’m back into my pre-pregnancy clothes again three months after the third baby? Talk about a mood booster!

New Fall Flavors at Gigi’s Cupcakes!

New fall flavors just arrived at Gigi’s and are being made daily now! They include S’more, Pumpkin Spiced Latte — you can get that in both regular and Gluten Friendly — and Haystack which is like a coconut and buttercream drizzled with carmel… sooo good!

If you’re looking for some fun Halloween treats, they have Boo Boxes in both mini and regular sizes. Lots of spooky but super cute designs on those.

While I was there picking up a Boo Box for my kiddos, I got to talking with the folks at Gigi’s and they said that catering, weddings, birthday celebrations and showers are their specialty. They can do cupcakes from their menu OR they can customize to fit any theme. They also make cheesecakes, cookies, and custom cakes too.

They said dessert buffets are a huge trend right now, especially for weddings and anniversary parties, and they love doing those with a variety of sweets and treats for your guests to choose from.

Like them on Facebook or go online to learn more!

From the Publisher of Cincy Chic