Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Getting Gorgeous: Exfoliate

I'm lucky to have such a good friend in Madeleine Homes. She is not only hilarious, kind and the sweetest girl I've had the pleasure to work with, but she's one of my best kept beauty secrets and owner of La Papillon Spa in Timonium MD. Nestled between Hunt Valley and Towson, just north of Baltimore off 83 and 695, Madeleine's spa is a really cozy, playful oasis full of the most incredible beauty finds this side of NYC or LA. She has all the big hitters and most coveted beauty buys-Kate Somerville, Jan Marini, SkinCeuticals, Clarisonic, Sonya Dakar, Priori-delicious candles, luxury soaps, awesome gifts and more-plus she offers some of the most advanced skincare technologies such as Intraceuticals oxygen facial treatments (the exact treatment your favorite celebs rely on before the awards shows) and revitalight. Madeleine might put you right at ease with her warm personality, relateable girliness and killer sense of humor, but her beauty ability is no joke. This month, Madeleine will be sharing some of her beauty for bridal advice-so check back Wednesdays and Fridays to see what Madeleine has to say about getting gorgeous for your big day!

The foundation of flawless make-up for your special day is good skin. Remember if you're hiring a professional make-up artist - your skin is our just as you have a timeline planned for getting things done for your wedding, you should have a to do list scheduled for your skin. If you struggle with breakouts, acne or hyper-pigmentation, schedule an appointment with a trusted dermatologist or esthetician who can put you on a results oriented skincare regimen. Do it well enough in advance(6 months is perfect) to allow time for the regimen to take effect.

Exfoliation is such an important step to incorporate in the weeks before the big day to help smooth the overall texture of your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, keep stress breakouts at bay and give your skin the glow every radiant bride deserves!

Our best selling ExfoliKate is perfect for whipping your skin into shape for your big day. This at home product delivers professional results in 2-3 minutes once a week. Our brides love it because it's so easy!" $85
  • Fruit enzymes clarify skin by removing dead cells & eliminating bacteria
  • Highly effective in combating acne, including stubborn blackheads
  • Polishes skin, revealing a smooth, glowing complexion
  • Healthy skin, healthy glow, healthy you!
Thanks to Madeleine for that little teaser-we'll be looking forward to more advice, tips and tricks throughout the month. Got questions or concerns you want madeleine to answer? Leave a comment or email me at

February is fashion and beauty month here at ATL-check back for a month of Madeleines Beauty secrets, fashion, hair and more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to more beauty advice-thanks!