Hope you all have been having a lovely weekend, the weather right now is really nice here in Chicago.
A few weeks ago I went to get my very first facial. It was AWESOME!!
I was chatting with my oldest and dearest friend Gaby from high school. Just having your average girl talk and the conversation turned to skin care. I told her I had never actually had a facial. She recommended I get one and I try this salon called, Plush Hair & Spa Salon in Mokena. I said, well ok, but what's so great about it, because it's a little out of my way, being that I'm in the city and Mokena is a good 25-30 minute drive depending on traffic. Gaby stated that the best thing about this Salon is the esthetician, Liz.
Boy was she right.
Liz is the sweetest. I had a million questions and she patiently answered every one. I had never had a facial before and boy have I been missing out. I was so impressed with her services and knowledge that I asked her if I could do a feature on her. She kindly, timidly agreed.
Ok, can we just start with how gorgeous she is. Like, how is that even possible? Haha. She is gorgeous inside and out, truly she is.
I made my appointment with Liz, and she was pretty accommodating. My Monday thru Fridays are pretty hectic so we decided on a Saturday.
Liz greated me at the door. Super sweet. She walked me to the back and gave me a little tour of the place. It was really serene and calming in the spa section of the salon. Which is how they should be. We sat and chatted about my skin and what I'm looking for as far as treatment.
She walked me to her room and had me undress, and provided a robe. She had me get another blankets and lay down.
She explained every step of the process. Didn't use any harsh chemicals. She started gently as she doesn't know my skin, this being my first visit with her. She started with a cleanser, removed my black/white heads-gross! I was worried me skin was covered in that stuff, but I got a good report, haha. She also used a toner, steam and several other cleansers and two different masks. She finished up with a moisturizer and an spf cream. I was so impressed with everything. I especially loved the spf she used, so light weight and no smell. I know we are suppose to use spf year round but how many of us actually do? I know I don't. The ones we seen in drugstores are usually heavy and stinky. So, I bought it from her. I will never leave home with out it. I truly loved all the products she used.
What felt good on my skin was also the steam, sounds crazy right?! But I did enjoy that. I felt it open my face up. Liz placed a hot towel on my face and I think I fell asleep, seriously. It was ridiculously relaxing. I see why women get them. We NEED this stress reliever in our lives. Releasing stress, while deep cleaning our faces.
She even called me two days later to check on me and to see how my skin was and if I had any reactions at all. I highly recommend Liz Valle at Plush Hair & Spa Salon. I truly had an amazing experience with her. I'm taking my mother soon. She needs some pampering.
If you live in Chicago, or surrounding suburbs, you have to take trip to Mokena and see Liz. Tell her I referred you. I truly cannot speak more highly of her and my experience.