#NationalAestheticianDay Spotlight on Aesthetics by Aleah in #Raleigh #SkinCare #HealthySkin

Did you know October 15 is National Aesthetician Day? Time to shine the spotlight on the skincare professionals who keep us looking our best! I recently found an Aesthetician here in Raleigh, NC and wanted to share all about my wonderful experience with Aesthetics By Aleah

Aleah Pinder offers many treatments from facials, microdermabrasion to microblading eyebrows and hair removal services via waxing.  During my visit, I chose to get the ‘Back Purifier’ services. If you are wondering what that is, it’s like a facial for your back. This treatment is decribed as follows per her website: 

I must say I fell asleep on her warm massage table as I found this treatment to be very relaxing. Aleah loves what she does and it shows in not only the care she provides for skin but the extra relaxation techniques she provides as an add on to your service. For example, I chose lemongrass aromatherapy scents to enhance my treatment. I loved her choice of relaxing spa music and her gentle massage strokes during my back purifier service put my body and mind at ease. We all consider putting our best face forward and often neglect other areas, like our back. She thouroughly cleansed, exfoliated and massaged my back during this unique service. I would tell anyone to treat themselves to this experience!   

 

With specialized training and personalized attention, aestheticians bring out the most radiant skin in each of us. Their knowledge and skills often go unrecognized and yet they deliver superior services every day in spas and medical clinics across the country.  Addressing the complex needs of their clientele, aestheticians rejuvenate and polish even the most sensitive skin. So I am happy to celebrate with Aesthetics by Aleah on National Aesthetician Day and recognize all the care and attention she gives to her clients.

SobeSavvy Tip: Check out these Spa Week specials Aesthetics by Aleah is offering! 

🔸$40 Signature Facial

🔸$50 Microdermabrasion Facial

🔸$50 Back Purifier 

* Deals are ONLY valid October 16 – 21

*All discounts will be applied at checkout 

*Call or book your appointment online 

Aesthetics By Aleah

8368 Six Forks Rd Suite 102

919.696.2494

www.aestheticsbyaleah.com

The skin you want is only an appointment away.  Book your service and treat yourself or a loved one today!  


    #Raleigh, Grab Your Tribe & Get Ready to Run the @colorvibe5k on 9/16 + GIVEAWAY for 2 #ColorVibe Tix! 

    Disclaimer:  SobeSavvy.com is partnering with The Color Vibe, who is providing 1 lucky reader TWO FREE tickets to participate in the most #VIBErant 5K run!

    Hey Raleigh! It’s time to lace up your running shoes and get ready to bring your coloful spirit to the Color Vibe 5K, Good Vibes Tour 2017!  Me and my #HeighPartyof3 plan to join others for this 5K Fun Run/Walk taking place on 9/16/17. 

    For a limited time (expires soon), you can REGISTER early and get 60 % off tickets NOW. You don’t want to miss out on this fun running event that inspired people to live a more active life! 


    Here’s why you should do THIS run :

    • It’s for the entire family. toddler and grandparents are all welcome. Kids 1 to 12 run for FREE !
    •  A portion your registration fee goes toward local charities and non profit organizations.
    •  The only competition is who can have the most FUN ! There are no shoe race timing chips or checking your stop watch. This is for FUN FUN FUN.
    • Free Hair coloring ! End the race looking like a rainbow or a purple people eater. You will literally LOL when you look at yourself when it is over.


    #SobeSavvyGiveaway Details: One Lucky Reader will get a chance to win 2 FREE Tickets to this years’s
    Color Vibe 5K held at the Triangle Town Center Mall on Saturday Sept
    16. Just comment below why you want to go for (1) entry and head over to Instagram and Follow @SobeSavvy for details on how to get an additonal entry. Look for this picture and leave comment there also! *winner will be chosen at random on Sept 12 at noon*

    Good Luck and see you at the Color Vibe!

    3 Ways to Feel Relaxed, Refreshed & Rejuvenated for #RelaxationDay with @KneippUSA @Rituals @NailahsShea

    Disclaimer: I received complimentary product for editorial review, however the opinions are mine to share with you!

    August 15th is National Relaxation Day and in honor of this day (which I’d celebrate any time of the year), I would like to share with you 3 ways to Feel Relaxed, Refreshed and Rejuvenated using bath & body products from KneippRituals and Nailah’s Shea.

    Relaxing for me usually involves slowing down, enjoying a quiet moment and taking in some deep breaths, while enjoying a long hot bath. Light some candles, pour a glass of wine and voila ~instant relaxation. So you’ve ran your bath water..now what?!?! 

    1. RELAX by using a Kneipp body product made with Lavender oil

    Lavender is known to be a natural herb that produces a gentle, balancing effect while creating a relaxing impact for the mind and body. Let Kneipp help you find your sanctuary by using any of their best selling bath products to help you relax after a long day. Kneipp Lavender Body Lotion in ‘Relaxing’ has a sweet almond oil fragrance that has been blended with high-quality essential lavender oil which is known for comforting the mind. What I like most is that it’s suitable for everyone in my home. So no matter your skin type, this lotion is designed to have your skin nourished and soft. It’s also vegan, so this product doesn’t contain any animal origin components. There is also no paraffin, silicone or mineral oils included. Massage into your skin after showering or bathing, slip into your favorite nightwear and get ready to relax! Available at Kneipp.com

    2. REFRESH and transform your bathroom into a luxurious spa with the NEW Ritual of Hammam

    Ever wanted to experience your own wellness ceremony at home? Well close your eyes and be inspired by one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world. The Ritual of Hammam collection is offering a range of luxury body products designed to meet the needs of modern times by relaxing our body and purifying the mind with the revitalizing fragrance of refreshing eucalyptus. YOUR HAMMAM RITUAL IN 5 STEPS:

     1.  After you’ve set the mood, start your cleansing ritual with the NEW Black Soap ($15). This nourishing black soap deeply cleanses and purifies the body, removing old skin cells and leaving the skin silky soft and prepared for exfoliation. 


    2.  Follow with the Hot Scrub ($29), which contains purifying sea salt, warming ginger and refreshing eucalyptus, immediately reducing fatigue and boosting your mood. Apply on top of the Black Soap for an even smoother result. 

    3.  Continue with the Body Mud ($17) with mineral-rich rhassoul clay, a mud that intensively purifies and polishes the skin by helping to remove dead skin cells.

    4.  Use the Foaming Shower Gel ($15), containing a purifying, refreshing fragrance that pleasantly and softly cleanses the skin. The gel also soothes and helps the skin to repair itself.

    5.  After you shower, apply the soothing NEW Body Cream ($33) to the body for a nourished and toned skin. SobeSavvy Tip: The packaging for the body cream is eco-chic allowing you to refill while benefitting the environment and your budget!

    Finally mist your skin, bed linen or other textiles with the Body Mist ($25) ,which is infused with rosemary (known for its aromatic fragrance, revitalizing and warming effect and soothes/supports the ability for the skin to repair itself ) & refreshing eucalyptus( known for its healing properties & stimulating effect on body/mind). It does not stain, which makes this light mist good for your skin and in your home.

    Available at Rituals.com and Rituals stores throughout NYC

    3. REJUVENATE and Exfoliate with Nailah’s Shea Zanzibar Spice Sugar Scrub 

    What do you get when you mix spicy orange and sweet clove scents with organic Fair-trade cane sugar? An exotic scrub that is good for your face and body called Zanzibar Spice. This product is also combined with coconut, shea and grapeseed oils which is good for moisture, skin toning and anti-aging! Inspired by owner Camilia Majette travels to Zanzibar, Tanzania, this fragrance is also available as a hand-crafted shea butter soap and whipped shea body butter. I absolutely loved how it made my skin feel as well as the scent after using it in the shower. I even imagined I was on a relaxing getaway to the “Spice Island” while using these products! 

    Made locally in Greensboro, NC., this all natural Shea butter-based beauty and body care line is one of my faves because its free from parabens, alcohol, harsh chemicals, vegan friendly and organic. If you want to begin your journey to healthy naturally glowing skin and travel to Zanzibar in your mind like me, you can purchase online at www.nailahsshea.com.

    SobeSavvy tip: Come to West Elm, Southpoint Mall -6910 Fayetteville Rd #1375 in Durham to shop Nailah’s Shea in person on Saturday 8/26 12-5pm . If you don’t need any for yourself, these make amazing gifts!

    I hope you are inspired to relax, relate and release using any of these 3 brands products for your bath and body.  

    How do you like to relax? Do you plan to celebrate “National Relaxation Day” ?

    Join @GildenOnline #EspirtdeShe 5k/10K Race #CaryNC on 5/13 + #EDSCary Registration Discount Code

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    Today’s #WellnessWednesday share is for ladies only. Ever wanted to participate in a 5K or 10K that celebrates all women? Well now’s your chance to register for the 5th annual Gildan Esprit de She Cary 5K/10K run happening May 13, 2017! 

    This race draws inspirational female runners–including a two-time heart attack survivor, a woman running with her twin sister to come back after pneumonia, an amputee, and many others. In fact, since it’s the day before Mother’s Day, many moms and daughters have participated, including one mom running with her 5-year-old, and three best friends running with their three 15–year–olds. Here are the details:

    Gildan Esprit De She – The Spirit of Her Race
    Series – returns to Cary, NC 
    for 5th annual 5K/10K run 

    Registration open
    for nation’s premiere fitness event series for women, 
    hosted at Koka
    Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 13

     Inside of every woman – no matter what
    age – lies the spirit of courage, determination, strength, fearlessness and
    power – you just have to let her out. As the nation’s premier designer event
    series for women, there is a race for every pace and passion. And, you’re
    invited to
    Gildan
    Esprit de She 5K/10K
    Cary presented by Burt’s Bees, happening May 13, 2017 from 7am-noon
    at the
    Koka Booth Amphitheatre
    just 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh.

    From fashionable freebies to the signature
    Bubbly Bar, treat yourself to a designer experience celebrating
    the spirit of her in the company of
    truly inspirational women.

    It’s a morning that includes a designer race
    experience, high value participant gear, Lifestyle Market including the post-race
    Bubbly Bar and more!
    Whether
    getting in shape, setting a good example for your kids, or challenging yourself
    to reach a new personal best–r
    unners,
    joggers and walkers, you won’t want to miss Gildan Esprit de She presented by Burt’s Bees Cary, NC.

    This event begins with a timed 5K or 10K run and ends
    with a post-race lifestyle market of festive proportions. Participants salute
    their success with a drink at our signature Bubbly Bar and enjoy healthy eats
    and energetic live music while enjoying the popular Beauty Bar powered by
    LifeSpa and the many experiences brought to life by our event partners.

    Produced by LifeTime Fitness, Gildan Esprit
    de She presented by Burt’s Bees is teaming up with top national brands to give
    participants an unforgettable race experience. The generous support of title
    sponsor Gildan, presenting sponsor Burt’s Bees, and sponsors J. R. Watkins,
    Lorissa’s Kitchen, Experience Life!, Athlinks, LifeSpa and Gatorade Endurance
    make this event possible. In addition, charity partner, Girls on the Run of the
    Triangle, will be participating in the event and collecting donations.

    To
    register: 

    http://espritdeshe.com/cary-nc/register/

    Cost per registrant ranges from $25-$45
    per person depending on race

     About Gildan Esprit de She – The Spirit
    of Her Event Series: 
    Gildan Esprit
    de She – The Spirit of Her Event Series is the nation’s premier designer event
    series for women offering a race and fitness event for every pace and passion.
    Hosting events in 10 cities across the United States, Gildan Esprit de She
    hosts 5K/10K fitness-inspired “happy hour” runs, weekend runs, Triathlons
    Duathlons and in-club fitness lifestyle celebrations, all with the signature
    Gildan Esprit de She Lifestyle Market. Owned and operated by Life Time
    SM
    – Healthy Way of Life, the series was founded in 2013 and is currently in its
    fifth event season.

    Social Media:

    https://www.facebook.com/EspritdeShe/

    https://twitter.com/EspritdeShe

    https://www.instagram.com/espritdeshe/

    Snapchat UN:
    espritdeshe

    Hashtags:
    #EspritdeShe and #EDSCary

     

    SOBESAVVY TIP: For those of you who want to join in, I am providing my readers with a discount code to use. Register NOW and get $5 off  when you enter this code: SavvyCaryGEDS17 

    If I didn’t have a Mother’s Day weekend getaway planned, I would have enjoyed this. Please have fun and run for me ladies! I am there in spirit. 

    Thanks for reading and feel free to share the discount registration code!


    Hey #FitFam, check out my #FitnessFriday Book Review ’60 Second Sweat’ by @pjstriet

    Overindulged on Valentine’s Day and looking to start a new great workout/nutrition regime? Then you should check out the revolutionary book entitled “60 Second Sweat” by Patrick Striet who is the owner of Live Fit Cincinnati.

    There are a million “workout books” out there but none quite like 60 Second Sweat. It proclaims that you too can get a rock hard body one minute at a time. Patrick’s approach is two fold. Not only does he show the reader how to get a rock hard body 1 minute at a time with High Intensity Interval and metabolic resistance training. Just as important he lays out a sensible AND realistic nutrition {not a diet but a lifestyle nutrition change} plan to those who seek to not only lose weight and gain muscle but more importantly to maintain it over the long term. Eating habits must change if you are to maximize results.

    What I loved most about this book is that Patrick has numerous pictures with real people showing how to do most of the moves. This visual is essential to make sure you have the correct form and posture to get the most out of the workouts. I followed some of the routines but the warm up was first.He spends time going through various warm ups. These warm ups also work specific body areas, so it is like a 2-for-1 !

    Below I am doing two of them. This one is called the “Cat/Camel”

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    This next one is the “Bird Dog” which activates your rear end and shoulder muscles. Trying to get my Flotus arms !

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    These are just two of the many warm ups that slowly get your body ready for the workout and reduce injury or strains.

    He splits up the workouts to different quadrants of the body. Upper, Lower and Core. So readers can concentrate on all or cherry pick what they want to focus on. Patrick also has a myriad of ” Metabolic Blast Exercises also to get the heart pumping faster. He encourages beginners or those who had a long break from working out to step up and try his program out. You do not have yo have a gym membership either. Some dumbells and a power band and you can perform the vast majority of exercises in the book

    Below, I am using the “Dumbell Front Squat, which is a lower Body Exercise. Each one he has put a little blurb to tell the reader specifically what each exercise is for. This one strengthens all the muscles in your hips and thighs !

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    This is a workout book for life, not just a goal. A friend of mine called and said after the amazing Valentine’s day she enjoyed, she was looking to get back in tip top shape. I immediately put her on to this book. ” I am starting that book tomorrow so I can come back like those Patriots did in the Superbowl”!

    You’ve enjoyed the roses, chocolate and champagne, now it’s time to gift yourself or someone else this book as gift for wellness and health…. all in 60 seconds !

    @ArgoTea offers 24 ways to Celebrate #NationalHotTeaMonth with New Garden Direct Collection

    ​January is Hot Tea Month and I wanted to let you know that Argo Tea, known for its all-natural tea-based signature drinks and loose-leaf teas, has introduced its most premium offering yet with the Garden Direct Collection. The new line includes 24 single estate teas that are sourced from the world’s premier tea growing regions, including India and Thailand. Each bottle features a design inspired by regional art, flowers and iconic patterns of the specific country where the tea was grown. The suggested retail price for each loose-leaf bottle varies from $10.95 to $39.95. 

    This innovative collection was made possible because of the solid, long-standing relationships among Argo Tea and the various tea growers in each region. With a variety of flavors and levels of caffeine, ranging from popular pure teas like First Flush Darjeeling (Ambootia Tea Garden, India) to undiscovered teas like Hong Cha (Fang District, Thailand) or Sejak (Jeju Island, South Korea), the range of the collection provides unique offerings for all types of tea enthusiasts. I received the following Garden Direct teas from my friends at Argo Tea to sample :

    Chamomile Blossoms â€“ Grown in the Nile Delta at low altitude, this classic herbal tea exhibits a light, floral sweetness that is perfectly balanced by earthy undertones. * This is an herbal tea that I enjoyed having at the end of the day. I let it steep for about 6 mins and added just a little honey. I appreciated having it in its blossoms form as I believe that is what gave it the earthy, floral taste as described. These premium teas definitely lived up to my expectations. 

    Armenian Mint â€“ Delicious and refreshing, Armenian Mint tea revitalizes the mind, body and soul, naturally without caffeine *This one I have not tried yet but the smell of it is so inviting, invigorating and yes minty! I plan to enjoy this after my yoga practice. As a lover of exotic teas and blends, I’ll be sure to share my thoughts on my IG /Twitter @SobeSavvy   Stay Tuned!

    “We literally traveled to all ends of the earth to source the best single estate teas for our Garden Direct Collection,” said Arsen Avakian, founder and CEO, Argo Tea. “Our partners not only make some of the best teas but also share in our commitment to making an impact on their communities. We’re proud to work with these world-renowned growers and are passionate about sharing these exceptional pure teas with enthusiasts everywhere.” 

     

    About Argo Tea

    Since brewing its first cup of tea in 2003, Argo Tea has quickly become a household name and leading multi-channel, branded beverage company. Its ready-to-drink teas in Argo Tea’s iconic bottles are now available in over 30,000 outlets nationwide through partnerships with premier retailers that value its brand-defining commitment to quality, sustainability and healthy living. With nearly 50 Argo Tea cafĂ©s globally, it has established a brand building marketing platform that serves over 10 million cups of tea annually fueling its innovation. Argo Tea’s menu includes all natural-tea based signature drinks, over thirty varieties of loose-leaf teas, premium coffee, fresh-baked pastries, specialty foods, and a selection of tea ware and accessories. 

    There are so many health benefits to drinking tea daily and Hot Tea Month is the perfect time to try Argo Tea. All Garden Direct varietals are available for purchase online and in the majority of Argo Tea’s Chicago and New York City area cafĂ©s. For more information, please visit www.argotea.com and follow the brand on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram @argotea

    Savvy Tip: During National Hot Tea Month, Buy 1 get 1 50%off  loose tea cannisters. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50

    Enjoy!

    #FitnessMonday Alert! Free Rides @CycleBar ‘s new studio #CaryNC #AlstonTownCenter ~Sign Up Today!


    A month ago I shared my review of Cycle Bar, a new concept in premium indoor cycling that offers a high energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere. Well guess what Cary residents, a new one is opening Thursday, Jan. 19 in the new Alston Town Center at Route 55 and I-540 – just in time to help locals stick with their healthy New Year’s resolutions.

    As part of its grand opening, the boutique fitness studio is inviting the community to try a CycleBar class for free from Jan. 19 through Jan. 29 – offering a total of 2,500 FREE rides! The classes are an awesome 50-minute workout for all skill levels and ages. To take advantage of one of the free rides, registration is required and offered first-come, first-serve starting Jan. 9 at alston.cyclebar.com/schedule.

    “CycleBar®’s invigorating and multi-sensory classes bring a new type of personalized workout experience for locals of all ages and fitness levels,” said Joseph Cece, local franchise owner. “I am proud to bring this energizing and community-centered boutique fitness opportunity to Cary this month!

     

    The 2,300-square-foot boutique studio, owned by avid cyclist and former CEO of Global Knowledge of Cary Joseph Cece, will offer riders a low-impact and high-intensity exercise method. CycleBar® offers a pay-per-class model, with no membership necessary. Concierge service and amenities include free towels, water bottles, showers, lockers and shoes.

    The dynamic classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre® and are led by CycleStar® instructors who take participants through a 50-minute high energy ride. The CycleTheatre® features tiers for 48 bikes plus LED lighting, wide-screen graphics and state-of-the-art audio with a DJ booth. Riders can also track performance data via CycleStats® and can download music used in the class session. After class, riders cool down with fresh fruit and water, while aromatherapy helps guests relax throughout the facility.

    CycleBar® also does more than just help people stay in shape, it gives them the opportunity to work out to support a cause through philanthropic CycleGiving® events that regularly take place at the studios. In 2015, CycleBar® supported Susan G. Komen to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, the American Heart Association to raise funds for heart disease research and prevention and The Movember Foundation to raise awareness for men’s health and well-being.

    Stay up to date and follow CycleBar Alston on Facebook . Feel free to spread this #FitnessMonday news and share that CycleBar is opening in Cary, NC plus giving away Free Rides! Sign up before the seats are all gone and be sure to tell them know Leslie at SobeSavvy.com sent you to Rock Your Ride!