1 Doesn't the audience look relaxed dressed in their comfy cotton robes, which were a gift from Cotton Palace? They're the exact same ones you'll find at the best hotels and spas. http://www.cottonpalace.com/401test.html
2 And don't you love their soothing gel eye masks? These are from Dream Essentials and they make a great party favor! http://www.dreamessentials.com/product-37/solace-gel-soothing-eye-mask
3 We turned the potting shed on set into a little spa. Susan Ciminelli, from the Susan Ciminelli Spa and Salon in NYC, brought her team to pamper our party guests, who were actually members of our studio audience.
4 Here I am getting a hand massage from Susan Ciminelli while sipping a carrot, ginger, and grapefruit juice. Healthy juices are so easy to make if you have a juice extractor. There are delicious recipes in the Feb. issue of Whole Living Magazine.
5 Joey Kola joined the party and waited for a massage while Katy Carter soaked her feet in chamomile bath in preparation for a soothing reflexology session. Katy loved her beet and apple juice.
6 Meanwhile, Mila Yelnikova gave Ali Carter an aromatherapy facial, which is very relaxing. It gets the blood flowing, increases circulation, helps balance the body's energy, helps the body heal itself, and helps to unblock blockages.
7 Joey still waiting!
8 Katy and Ali's mother, Lisa Carter, relaxed while Marina Polyakova preformed reflexology. Different points in your feet affect different parts of your body. For example, you can work the foot to miraculously cure a shoulder problem!
9 Funny Joey laughing it up with Katy - I don't think he minded waiting one bit!
10 At long last, Joey was given an expert massage from Susan Ciminelli.
11 Joey was in heaven! Susan's spa http://www.susanciminelli.com/ offers several different kinds of massage and many at 30, 60, or 90-minute intervals.
12 The audience then turned their attention to the crafting area, where...
13 I'm taught Ali and Lisa how to make bath fizzies, a combination of citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch, which, when combined with water, fizzes up. http://www.marthastewart.com/271871/bath-fizzies
14 The powdery mixture is scented, tinted, slightly moistened, and pressed into ice-cube trays, where they dry at room temperature. Gently pop out the cubes and store them in glass jars.
15 Mila and Marina looked on with great interest.
16 Here we are mixing. Ali made lemon fizzies, I chose lavender, and Lisa wanted peppermint. The scent is obtained from essential oils. The tint from a bit of food coloring.
17 Thumbs up for Joey's massage!
18 Now here we are gently removing the cubes from the silicone ice cube trays.
19 We prepared these jars of bath fizzies for Lisa, Ali, and Katy to take home and enjoy.
20 A lovely portrait - Ali, Lisa, me, and Katy
21 The audience really enjoyed that segment!
22 To help demonstrate how to care for one's skin, we pulled audience member, Meredith Bailey Wynne. Susan began by washing Meredith's face with a milk cleanser, never soap! Soap dries out the skin.
23 Also, just as soap scum builds up in the bathtub, it will also build up on your skin.
24 Susan also made a mask by mixing plain full-fat yogurt with honey and some crushed up bee pollen, which she applied to Meredith's face.
25 The lactic acid in milk softens the skin and honey, a humectant, attracts moisture from the air to the skin. Honey also naturally kills bacteria. This mask is very soothing and can be used one or two times a week.
26 Kisha Pippins-Fields and Sara Harris showing off their moisturizing gloves
27 Jamie Stuiso – tres chic in her shower cap
28 Karine and Rafael Mendez
29 Karine Mendez's shower cap looks just like a cupcake!
30 My makeup artist, Daisy Schwartzberg, demonstrated how to apply professional looking makeup in just five minutes. You can watch that video, as it's posted below.