A Skin Care Convert

By Kelly Townsend First, a confession: I’m utterly clueless when it comes to skin care and beauty regimes. If you’d asked me a week ago, I couldn’t have told you the first thing about what exfoliating your skin does, or what skin toner even is. It hadn’t been much...

A Spa In The Country

By Hermione Wilson When I headed to Ste. Anne’s Spa on a Thursday morning, my mind was preoccupied with the work I was leaving behind at the office. It helped that the drive up was smooth and relatively traffic free. It was clear from the moment I neared Ste....

My First Time

By Hermione Wilson I discovered something about myself during my first ever visit to a spa: I don’t relax very well. There I was, getting an amazing double massage with my mother at Toronto’s Spa InterContinental and I was worrying about where to put my hands. Should I keep them tucked under...

Test Divas: Summer Scents

By Hermione Wilson As summer draws to a close (sad, I know) we’re looking back to the delightfully fragrant spa products that gave our noses the most pleasure this season: Make Scents Make Scents sent us a handmade body scrub and body butter from their Garden of Eden collection. The...

Test Divas: OPI Spring Haul

When we got a veritable bouquet of OPI nail polishes in the mail, including their new Color Paints collection, we knew we had to share the love with the whole office! The test divas here at Spa Inc Magazine pitched in to test drive the new shades, snap Nailfies (that’s nail...

A Return To Los Cabos

We’ve been to Los Cabos, Mexico, but we’ve never seen it like this before! When Hurricane Odile touched down in Los Cabos in September 2014, it left a lot of devastation it left in its wake – an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage, in fact.  For a resort...

No Hair Here

By Hermione Wilson Every two weeks I go to visit an esthetician at the mall. “What do you need Honey?” she asks me as I approach the front desk. All the other customers swivel instinctively towards me, curious. I mumble something. “Sorry, didn’t catch that?” she says. I clear...

Natural is Nothing New

By Hermione Wilson It’s funny how we often package old trends as new. Like the organic DIY skin and hair product trend going on right now. You can’t swing a #catvideo on YouTube without hitting an all-natural beauty vlogger mixing her own hair and beauty products with items she found...

Spa-tacular gal pal time

By Heather Ednie With the hustle and bustle of life in my 40s, I felt like I’d won a lotto over the past couple months as I had the chance to enjoy not one but two spa days with some of my BFFs. What could be better than quality...

Are we sitting too much?

By Michael Markov People don’t like to acknowledge they are couch potatoes. The term is associated with spending excessive amounts of time on the computer or watching TV, but it’s more than that. Being a high school student myself, seeing firsthand how lazy my generation can be is a...