I went and got my first facial ever with Angie yesterday. After a bloody mary brunch, we popped over to the Aveda Institute to indulge in a little pampering. (Is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon?)
Let me rephrase. I got pampered.
Ang got... awkwardly prodded, I would say.
After checking in, we waited for our facialists (?) to come get us. An adorable, tall, slender gay guy walked over to the waiting area.
Woo hoo! I smiled and followed him back to his area.
Ang patiently waited for her person. A cute, petite girl about our age walked up. Angie smiled.
The cute girl did not call Angie's name.
I imagine Angie scowled a bit as she waited some more. A large, white-trashy woman with red hair and no make-up waddled up.
"Angie?" she barked.
So, from the moment we got picked up by our facialists, we had very different experiences.
My guy: Discussed different facial options based on my skin type.
Ang's girl: Didn't.
My guy: Asked about my current skincare routine and made great recommendations.
Ang's girl: Obsessed over Angie's great skin in a creepy, I-want-to-wear-it kind of way.
My guy: Spoke in a soft, soothing voice.
Ang's girl: Spoke like a trucker shouting to a friend across the bar.
My guy: Gently took off my make-up before beginning.
Ang's girl: Was mesmerized by Ang's "purple eyeshadow." Except it wasn't eye shadow. It was the black eye she'd told this chick about 10 min ago.
My guy: Asked me if I was comfortable.
Ang's girl: Asked her if she "HEARD WHAT THAT TEACHER JUST SAID, HAHA."
My guy: Gave great foot, hand, arm, shoulder and neck massages.
Ang's girl: Kneaded her like a loaf of bread.
My guy: Had me fill out a comment card and quickly tossed it into a basket.
Ang's girl: Had her fill out a comment card and then read it.
My guy: Got a good tip.
Ang's girl: Didn't.
I begged Ang to post about the experience on her own blog so you can get the full effect. Trust me, I don't do it justice.
Anyway, this experience has me convinced that I need a facial every 5 weeks. I also just bought some fun stuff on Sephora, thanks to a gift card from my SIL. With all this and a little dedication, I'll be looking like a preteen in no time.
UPDATE: She posted!