Saturday, June 8, 2013

Gilt City Bliss Oxygen Facial

Gilt City recently had a deal for first time Bliss Spa customers, and I bought a voucher for an oxygen blast facial for around $50 at the Bliss 57 store.  I went after work earlier this week to get the facial.  The store is on the third floor of a building near the Club Monaco.  You get a robe and flip flops and then sit in a waiting room with magazines, cucumber water, and some random snacks (brownies, cheese, cucumbers, etc).  There was someone in the waiting room who was treating the snacks like they were her dinner and munching loudly with mouth agape.  

Bliss 57 waiting room - I liked that the couch was a cool seafoam green color.  Wish it had been empty like this when I was there... sorry if that comes off as misanthropic.
My facialist called me back to a room (there were quite a few rooms), where I got under a blanket.  The music was eclectic, and I was pleased that Otis Redding was playing at points throughout the facial.  The lighting was relaxing, and I could have fallen asleep.  As usual, the facialist gave a critique of my skin saying I have circles under my eyes (doesn't everyone??) and need to be using eye cream.  She also said that I need to use a Clarisonic brush.  She told me to buy both of these things when I checked out as if it were a given.   

Wall of overpriced goods
 When I got to the counter to check out, there was a Clarisonic brush and eye cream waiting for me to purchase.  I thought if they weren't too expensive I might as well treat myself.  However, the Clarisonic was $200 and the eye cream was $100 for a tiny pot.  Outlandish!  Instead, I went home and got on Amazon to purchase a more reasonable Clarisonic and eye cream, which P.S. I don't think I need, but sometimes you have to pamper yourself.

Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System - $96.52 on Amazon
Clarisonic Mia
Shikai Borage Therapy Eye Cream ($13.60 on Amazon) and Estée Lauder Day Wear Moisturizer

I used the Clarisonic Mia for the first time today, and it felt great.  After I washed my face, I used my usual Estée Lauder moisturizer and the new eye cream.  It felt very civilized.  The Bliss Facial was nice, and I would go back for a full-priced facial, but don't let yourself get bamboozled into spending a fortune on their products.

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