I don’t consider myself high maintenance, but there are things I think make me feel good and are good grooming practices. I was invited by Idolize Brow and Beauty, in Charlotte, for a day to see their new location, spa and get a few treatments. It’s a great time to treat yourself to something relaxing!
It’s that time of year where there is a lot of hustle and bustle, and if you let it, it can stress you out, and wear you out. Why do that? You create your own environment, so make the Holidays something to look forward to! This is also a great time to treat yourself to a relaxing facial, or get your eyebrows threaded as part of your beauty routine in preparation for the Holidays.
IDOLIZE BROW AND BEAUTY
I had been to an Idolize location in Dilworth, about 30 minutes from my house, in between lunch at Foxcroft winery. While I waited, I thought I should go in and get my eyebrows threaded. So, when I received an invite to check out the new location in Charlotte, I thought it would be great to see what services they offered, and remembered the great service I received from the other location.
Idolize Brow and Beauty, on Rea Road, in Charlotte, was our stop that afternoon. I put on my makeup as I knew I was going to take a few photos outside the store, only to have to have it removed for my first treatment. The Facial
The Facial- Ultra Calming
I was first greeted by the Manager, Meredith, who was lovely and made me feel welcome. My hubby ( aka photographer) snapped shots as I went to receive my treatment. I was there to receive a facial and get my eyebrows threaded.
Idolize uses Dermatologica products for their facials, and I loved that as they are a reputable brand. I went through a short questionnaire about my skin care routine and health, making sure to note I use Retinol cream. The estheticians need to know this as Retinol dries the skin and for certain ingredients, needs to be stopped a few weeks ahead of the facial. This was only the second facial in my life, so I was more than happy for another!
My esthetician , Ingrid, was wonderful, and gave me the ULTRA CALMING FACIAL, which treats sensitive skin and is calming and soothing. The aromas alone with the steam/hot towel were relaxing from the start. The Facials- 60 minute, customized facials are designed to meet your
skin’s needs and deliver visible results. Includes a complimentary scalp or arm and hand massage. They also offer other types of facials such as Anti-Aging ( Which I might have gone for, but couldn’t because I was using Retinol and would have to wait 2 weeks)
Idolize offers other micro treatments for the face, eyes and lips over a 20 min session.
Threading is also very popular at Idolize. I joked about where was threading for me when I was in Middle School? But I suppose we all walked around with hairy caterpillars above our eyes. I had “Brooke Sheilds” Eyebrows at the time and was a bit self conscious about them. Now, I go for threading. It is so much better than waxing for me, as I have some sensitive skin and would get red bumps and irritation with waxing.
Threading is not pain-free, but it isn’t bad. I love the shape that threading can provide, and it is very quick. I had let my eyebrows get a bit unruly, having known about my upcoming appointment. My eyebrows were threaded, giving them a nice shape.
I was then given a lovely “goody bag” with eyebrow powder, mascara and eyebrow gel.
“The Dermalogica Bio Active Peel is a high-intensity chemical peel that dramatically resurfaces the skin with minimal recovery
time. It accelerates cell renewal without the inflammation and downtime associated with typical chemical peels.” I am tempted to try this!
They also do brow tinting, eyelash extensions and waxing.
No makeup! ( With the exception of eyebrow gel and eyebrow powder they gave me ) This is a picture of me after my Calming facial. Am I glowing??? I always have redness after a treatment as my skin is a bit sensitive. Ingrid did a great job. My eyebrows were threaded that day as well, and I use Anastasia Brow powder in Auburn. Idolize did give me a brow powder in blonde that I tried as well.
So have you tried IDOLIZE Brow and Beauty? There are many locations in the Charlotte area, I visited the Rea Farms location.
Treat yourself! Or perhaps you are thinking of a gift for someone who could enjoy a bit of pampering.
Do you get your eyebrows threaded or waxed?
I was gifted these products and the facial, and eyebrow threading for a review. Opinions are mine and truthful
Idolize c/o brow powder
Idolize c/o Brow tamer
Idolize c/o Mascara
Have a great day.
VISIT ME TOMORROW WHEN I WILL BE SHARING A THANKSGIVING OUTFIT AND TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP!