Monday, April 19, 2010
Ahhhh! A Day At The Spa (and a Giveaway for YOU!)
What an awesome morning! I joined about 15 other blogger ladies at the spa at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. It was a very special treat provided by our hosts from Scrubbing Bubbles. What does Scrubbing Bubbles and a spa have in common?
Well, Scrubbing Bubbles realizes how hectic a mom's morning routine can be from dragging herself out of bed, running around the house looking for her hair brush that the toddler has towed off somewhere, getting the older child up and out of bed without getting grumbled at, getting the toddler up and changed while she throws a fit because she is not allowed to squirt lotion all over the place like she wants to, going back to the older child's room expecting him to be dressed and ready for school and instead finding him playing but still in his pjs, feeding everyone breakfast when no one wants the same thing, making lunch, and trying to have the house looking somewhat decent before you leave for the day. Whew! And it's not even 8:00 am yet! Scrubbing Bubbles took pity on us moms and gave us a morning of relaxation at the spa while they taught us a few tips and tricks for minimizing the morning madness. Particularly, they showed us how the new Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer can help me get my mornings off to the right start. But more about that later. Let's get to the pampering part!
We were greeted with a nice breakfast of fresh fruit, bagels, pastries, coffee, juice, and tea while we mingled and met the other ladies. Some of the ladies I am already friends with, some I "knew" just from following their blogs so it was neat to actually get to meet them in person, while there were other ladies there that I met for the first time. They are all a great group of ladies and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with all of them.
When it was time for my first appointment, a nice lady called me back to the spa. Ahhh, the spa! Any tension I had is already starting to melt away!
I first got a massage from Tina. Oh, it was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep.
I think everyone should have a massage once a day. Just think how happy everyone would be! Is that not the beginning to the solution of world peace? Massages = World Peace. Maybe?
Between spa services, we got to just hang out together in our fancy white robes until it was time for our next appointment. Some found quiet spots next to the waterfall wall to just relax while others mingled with new friends talking about kids, blogging, etc.
What a nice place to lounge by the jacuzzi or step into the sauna or steam room. It was all available for us to use. I could have stayed there all day!
For my next service, I had a manicure by nail technician Rosalba Renderos. She had me first choose the color nail polish I wanted. So many choices!
It has been far too long since I've had a nice manicure like this. Rosalba was just great. She gave me the tropical manicure with a grapefruit scrub on my hands which made them so soft. She painted my nails and talked to me about how to achieve a good manicure at home. A few things she recommended...always use a base coat to protect your nail bed and help the polish adhere and always use a top coat to seal and protect your polish.
After everyone had received their royal treatments in the spa, Holly told us about the new SC Johnson product, Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer,
This new product is pretty cool. It actively cleans for days to keep bathroom surfaces cleaner, longer. Not only does it cut through soap scum and grime on your sink, showers, tubs, tile and chrome but it also keeps them cleaner for up to four days. So I can clean today but tomorrow there will be another glop of toothpase in the bathroom sink. Instead of having to chisel it off to remove it, the Scrubbing Bubbles that I used yesterday will help it to just slide right down the drain. What’s more, Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer’s innovative battery-operated power sprayer provides a continuous spray of cleaner for better coverage without having to repeatedly pull the trigger.
It is so easy to use. You just flip the switch to the unlocked position, squeeze the trigger for continuous spray holding it about 8-12 inches from the surface, and wipe clean. No scrubbing needed. If you've got a really tough problem you may want to let the little guys do their magic for a few minutes before wiping clean.
We were excited to find out that we were each getting a gift basket with all sorts of wonderful goodies in it. There was a mug and coffee from Starbucks, a really cool waterproof notepad that suctions to the wall in your shower so you can write down those brilliant ideas that only come in the shower, an alarm clock, and of course our own Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer.
I know I speak for the other ladies at this awesome event when I say THANK YOU to Scrubbing Bubbles for this wonderfully relaxing morning and for showing us how to minimize the morning madness!
I promised myself that I wasn't going to let my fancy manicure get messed up so when I got home I quickly announced that I was off duty in the housekeeping department for at least a week so my polish wouldn't get chipped. Crafty husband that he is, Stuart pointed out that I didn't have to actually do any scrubbing with the Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer. Of course he was right. And since I absolutely love to try new things, I had to try it out right away. Yes, really I did. New manicure and all.
I must say that I really do like this product! My favorite thing is the new continuous trigger. It is just wonderful. Why don't all spray bottles have a continuous trigger? No more pumping the trigger 20 times in order to cover the shower walls with the product. It's great. And any cleaning product that does the scrubbing for me so I don't have to is a must-have in my book! I mean, look at these cute little guys. They are really working hard while I'm just sitting here typing.
Would you like to try the new Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Power Sprayer? How about if it is included in a gift basket with other goodies like the one I received?
To win this gift basket, just leave a comment about your craziest morning madness moment and your email address so I can get back in touch with you if you win.
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Post this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know that you did. You can post to Twitter and Facebook once a day and just leave me a comment each time you do because each comment will count as an entry. But PLEASE leave your email address or some way to contact you in case you win. The winner will be chosen by random selection on Friday, May 7th.
Legal stuff: This product is being given to the winner by Scrubbing Bubbles free of charge in exchange for Savor The Days hosting this giveaway. I was given free product to try but never asked to write a review or say anything about the product. The opinions stated here are my own and not influenced in any way.