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Cincy Chic’s Friends and Family Weekend at Athleta!


Happy International Women’s Day, Chic’ers! We’re celebrating in style by partnering with Athleta Kenwood to share a VERY special opportunity with you! Just click here, and register to reserve your exclusive discount to use between March 10-14!

unnamedAnd just an FYI, this Friends and Family deal only happens twice a year, and they only distribute a limited amount of 25% off coupons. They typically just extend this offer to their most loyal shoppers, friends and family members, but they’re also wanting to use it to start relationships with other customers who will love their product… and Cincy Chic followers make the perfect fit!

12644661_10153741433670831_6689006923070090053_nIn case you didn’t know, Athleta was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing women athletes with apparel for different sports and fitness activities. The company has become one of the premier brands in the rapidly growing women’s sports and active apparel markets. Athleta offers high quality, stylish, and functional apparel, footwear and accessories, 90% of which is proprietary branded, across a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, including a high component of crossover apparel as well as casual wear.

The Athleta Kenwood is located in the Kenwood Towne Center, right above the food court! Click here to check out their site and all their new fab fashions! And don’t forget to click here to register for your shopping discount!

Pump Salon Reopens

Pump Salon (the younger sibling of Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa) in Rookwood Commons has been temporarily closed for a remodel. They just finished it up and released some pics of the new look, and I have to say it looks SO nice! Very clean sleek, yet still urban and edgy. Get a sneak peek here and like them on Facebook for more announcements about the new space. And, speaking of Mitchell’s, don’t forget about our “Holiday Glam” event on Dec. 4 at the Kenwood Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa. Free event where you can enjoy holiday shopping, style consults with experts, free swag bag and refreshments!


FREE Pretty Party at Nordstrom Nov 15-16

This weekend – November 15th and 16th – swing by your local Nordstrom for their Pretty Party! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their trend-savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

To RSVP, just call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom!

Macy’s New French-inspired Line Launch Event August 24!

Kenwood Macy’s has a new French-inspired lined that’ll make you go “oh la la!!!” Plus, they’re hosting a tres chic kick-off event for it on August 24 from 1-4 p.m. The line features a curated collection with classic pieces! It’s called Maison Jules and has dresses, knit tops and pants…. and everything looks like they just walked out of a Parisian cafe.

The event will take place during Shop for a Cause, where any customer that purchases a savings pass for $5 will save 25% on regular, sale and clearance merchandise. You’ll even have the opportunity to register to win a French-inspired Martone bicycle with no purchase necessary!

Donations will benefit the March of Dimes as well as other local charities, so this is one great event to check out!

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Review: Dermaplane Facial

My husband and I joke all the time that when we have kids, they’re going to be a little hair balls because he and I are both just really hairy people. I had electrolysis done several years ago to get rid of all the major stuff on my face, and it worked really well. Since then, I have fine hairs and peach fuzz, but nothing to be super self-conscious about.

But I recently read that those fine hairs can trap a lot of oil, dirt and dead skin cells, which can cause break-outs. I’ve been having issues with all of the above recently. So, when I was out to lunch with Dr. Kurtzman chatting about the booth they’re going to have at our upcoming Red Pink and Blue event on June 28th, he mentioned that I should try their dermaplane facial to get rid of those fine hairs and exfoliate my skin.

I made an appointment with his aesthetician Angela so she could make her recommendations.  She said I’d make for a great dermaplane facial candidate, and also recommended a light chemical exfoliation. She said the dermaplane removes a layer of skin so skincare treatments applied right after absorb and perform even better.

I had two reservations: 1) I didn’t want to end up like Samantha in Sex and the City after her chemical treatment. 2) I had heard the old wives tale that if you remove fine hairs, they grow back thicker.

Angela assured me that the old wives tale wasn’t true and promised that I wouldn’t look like Samatha’s tragic red face after the treatment. So, I went ahead and got the dermaplane facial and chemical exfoliating treatment.

I have to tell you, I’ve never been happier with a skincare treatment! I have super sensitive skin, so I figured I’d be dry and peeling for days afterwards, and it wasn’t like that at all. Not only were all the fine hairs gone, but my skin felt baby soft and it stayed glowing and hydrated after the treatment – never peeled at all! (see before and after pic below)

What was also good is that during the treatment, she had my face under a special light where she was able to see any potential skin issues, so we could work on them and begin to prevent further damage. She said my skin looked to be in good shape except for some light sun spots on my forehead. I’m going to go in for a few more treatments because she said she could work on them with some additional dermaplanes, but the biggest thing was to wear a high SPF. I ended up getting some 50SPF Obagi lotion while I was there and I wear it every day now!

I definitely recommend giving Angela at Dr. Kurtzman’s a call (513.891.4440). She’s very good and has lots of great advice! Click here for more info about them.

before (left) and after (right)

Product Review: Massage Envy

I agreed to be one of the dancers in this year’s “Dancing for the Stars” which benefits the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Overture Awards (click here to read the write-up about it on Cincinnati.com). I haven’t really danced since my high school cheerleader days ….or my Elaine from Seinfeld-esque dancing at weddings! haha! But it’s a great cause AND the perfect opportunity to get in great shape! I’ve been going to dance lessons twice a week, and I promised myself to do cardio and weight lifting three times a week so I fit into the fab dress I’m designing with Amy Kirchen. Needless to say, I’ve been waking up tired and achy…muscles I didn’t even know I had are super sore!

I decided that I’d reward myself with a monthly massage if I kept up with the routine. I figured it would help with the aches and would also be motivation to keep up the workouts!

One of our new clients at Cincy Chic is Massage Envy, and the PR rep I work with there had just been emailing me about their new products and add-ons (for example, you can add-on aromatherapy, or upgrade to deep tissue). They are also based on a membership system, so you get a monthly massage (you can use them another month or give them away if you don’t use them each month), and that brings down your per-massage price, which is perfect for my new monthly massage promise to myself!

So, I decided to try it out and book an hour massage with deep tissue upgrade and I also added on one of their Enzyme Acne facials. I had a few break-outs I needed to have calmed down before all our events this week! (we have three fashion shows this week, and I didn’t want my breakouts to take away attention from my new shoes! haha!)

Let me just tell you, this was the most relaxing two hours of my life. My body felt like jelly afterward, and my face STILL feels like a baby’s bottom four days later! I got the massage first (Linda Kantor LMT was my massage therapist, by the way, she was awesome). She broke up all those knots, and eased all the tension I was holding in my poor sore muscles. I also got the aromatherapy – I’m such a sucker for ANYTHING lavender – which just sent me to la-la-land. So relaxing, but it wasn’t just a froo-froo massage. I definitely felt more limber and less tense after the massage.

Then, after the massage I got my facial, which was perfect because they did everything in the same room and I didn’t have to move one little pampered muscle! Missy Smith was my esthetician. She was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the products (I have really sensitive skin, so I was asking which product did what, and what was in each, if they reacted like previous products I’ve had a reaction to, etc). They use Murad products which I had heard of before, but never used before. Now, it’s been several days since my facial and I’ve been using some of the sample lotions they gave me, and I’m definitely going back for more. I don’t know if it’s because it’s winter and I just keep caking on lotions to keep my skin from flaking, but this facial felt like it sloughed off a bunch of junk and my pores are finally able to breathe. And the lotion is keeping my skin hydrated without it feeling weighed down, which is always good so I don’t start that caking-on downward spiral again!

So, long story short, I wanted to let you know about my experience at Massage Envy (I went to the one in Kenwood – right across from Nordstrom). I give the whole experience – from the products to the people – an A+ and will definitely be back again. And from the looks of the choreography my dance instructor just sent over, I’m going to need it!

By the way, Dancing for the Stars tickets are available for patrons ($100), corporate tables ($1,000) and the front-row “celebrity circle” tables ($1,500) from the Aronoff Center ticket office Downtown, 513-977-4104, or www.CincinnatiArts.org. I need lots of loud people in my cheering section! 🙂

New Massage Envy Spa Location!

Massage Envy Spa is opening a new store location at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate!

Located at 4450 Eastgate Blvd in suite 245, you can enjoy therapeutic massage or facials featuring Murad products from licensed massage therapists and estheticians. 

If you’re not familiar with how Massage Envy works, they have $59/month memberships. With that, you get one massage a month or a facial for $10 more, and your unused massage credits roll over. Treatments are available at convenient times, including weeknights and weekends.

For first-time guests, massages are only $49 and Murad healthy skin facials are only $59. The new clinic has 12 therapy rooms, including four dual purpose for facials and massages and a couples room.

Massage Envy  Spa will be featuring Gift Cards throughout the holiday season as well. So if you’re looking for a relaxing stocking stuffer or gift for your loved ones, make sure you stop by!

Hours for Massage Envy Spa are 8:00am-10:00pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm Saturday and 10:00am-8:00pm on Sundays.

You can also check out Massage Envy Spa at Kenwood Place!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!