Spa Boutique at The Godfrey Hotel

Pssst....did you hear? Chicago's newest boutique hotel, The Godfrey, also has a luxurious spa offering everything from massages to facials that are tailored specifically for your skin care needs. Our PrettyQuick Beauty Editor, Shanna Lakin, let us take a sneak peek into her spa experience at The Godfrey Hotel's Spa Boutique

Here's the scoop -

From the moment Shanna walked into the Spa Boutique she was instantly impressed. Upon being greeted by the friendly and informative front desk staff, Shanna was led to their relaxing lounge area before her appointment. While waiting, spa guests can enjoy fresh lemon water and relaxing music to set the mood before their services. 

Shanna went with the 50 minute Rest Massage, the perfect option to relieve fatigue and stress in the body. She loved that the massage was enough to rejuvenate, refresh and relax her. The massage technician was able to design Shanna's massage around her needs and tension areas. Let's just say stress and tightness were no longer an issue post massage. 

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Shanna explains that, "from start to finish, my experience at The Godfrey Spa Boutique was flawless, relaxing, refreshing, and will most definitely keep me coming back for more."

The luxurious Spa Boutique at the Godfrey Hotel is centrally located in one of the highest energy points of River North. The Godfrey, being in the heart of the city, is just a quick walk away from Michigan Avenue and some of our favorite Gold Coast boutiques and restaurants. 

What to know:

  • The spa staff is made up of highly trained and experienced licensed therapists who give you exactly what you ask for, and will design the entire spa treatment around fitting your individual needs.  
  • All products used in the spa are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Major points in our book!
  • Many Chicago athletes and celebrities have been spotted indulging at The Godfrey Spa Boutique.
  • The spa provides relaxation treatment rooms for couples or can be offered in the privacy of your hotel room.
  • Although Spa hours are M-F 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm, after hour services, as well as off-site appointments, are available with advance notice.
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Chemistry Conditioning Treatment at Swerve

We all love summer, but hate the frizz that comes along with it! Having unruly summer hair,  I've tried multiple anti-frizz sprays and leave in conditioners, nothing has quite stuck out....

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...Until Elle at Swerve Salon introduced me to Redken Chemistry Treatment.  This amazing smoothing process gives you the benefits of keratin treatment at a tiny fraction of the cost and time!

Redken Chemistry Treatment has protein to help repair, strengthen, and replenish hair. The Redken Chemistry service is a 2-step professional in-salon treatment that takes about 15 minutes.

Here's how it works:

1)  The stylist will assess your hair strands to understand exactly what you need.

2) 1 of 6 treatment "shots" will be thrown into your conditioning treatment depending on its consistency:

  • Extreme Shot for distressed hair

  • Color Extend Shot for color-treated hair

  • Clear Moisture Shot for normal/dry hair

  • All Soft Shot for dry/brittle hair

  • Smooth Down Shot for very dry/unruly hair

  • Real Control Shot for dense/dry/sensitized hair

3) You'll walk out of the salon looking and feeling like a million bucks. Hair will be smooth and shiny without frizz for at least 4-6 weeks. 

Enjoy! I know I did....

 

 

BlowOuts & Bronzing: GlowOut Launches in West Loop

We had the great pleasure last week of popping in to the West Loop's new GlowOut, the brilliant brainchild of Jenn Dieas.  GlowOut grew out of Golden Girl, the boutique airbrush tanning operation Jenn lovingly started years ago.  Now she's repositioned Golden Girl as  GlowOut.  YES!  We're not kidding.  The best of tanning meets a blowout bar.  Now clients can pop in for expert airbrush tanning, blowouts, manis, and pedis.  Literally everything you need before a night out on the town.  (or a lunch meeting!  or just because!!)

 

Coco enjoys a blowout and champagne in the gorgeous new GlowOut space.  You feel like you're with your best friends in a chic loft-like environment.

Coco enjoys a blowout and champagne in the gorgeous new GlowOut space.  You feel like you're with your best friends in a chic loft-like environment.

Coco and the whole GlowOut gang in their gorgeous new space! Jenn has carefully selected top-notch talent and everyone is all smiles.

Coco and the whole GlowOut gang in their gorgeous new space! Jenn has carefully selected top-notch talent and everyone is all smiles.

No paper waste at GlowOut.  Catch up on all your reading on their IPAD's stocked with the latest mags.

No paper waste at GlowOut.  Catch up on all your reading on their IPAD's stocked with the latest mags.

Amika styling line  - means girlfriend in Latin… the perfect eco-friendly niche product for long-lasting, touchable styles.

Amika styling line  - means girlfriend in Latin… the perfect eco-friendly niche product for long-lasting, touchable styles.

Even the powder room is adorable!  We promise you'll appreciate the dark walls, vintage architectural  touches, and gauzy curtains.  

Even the powder room is adorable!  We promise you'll appreciate the dark walls, vintage architectural  touches, and gauzy curtains.  

St. Patrick's Day Beauty Tips

  1. Smokin' Green Eyes: It's all about green this weekend! Go all out with a cute green eyeliner or a sexy green smokey eye!
  2. Accessorize: Avoid all the pinching with a subtle hint of green in your accessories. Tip: Pair it with a top knot or a funky braid style to get the complete look!
  3. Go for Gold: It might be all about the the green but let's not forget about the fab pots of gold! What about a cute sparking mani?
  4. Lip Therapy: Try out one of our favorite lip exfoliators, Sugar and Butter from Jane Iredale. You know, just in case you need to kiss some cute Irish boys.

Best Hand Creams

The temperature is getting cooler, the air is getting dryer, and our precious hands are in need of some major moisture.  PrettyQuick scoped out the absolute best hand creams to keep our hands soft through the season.   

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L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands

L’Occitane has the perfect travel sized hand lotions.  They come in several great classic and seasonal scents.  I literally have one tucked away in every purse I own.  The shea butter is a must have basic, but the Almond Delicious is my personal favorite scent.  They also make great gifts.  

Power Ingredient: Shea Butter, Almond

Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream

Bliss makes the perfect rich but non-greasy hand moisturizer to keep hands soft and hydrated.  It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a residue.  I keep one at my office desk so I can reapply regularly.  

Power Ingredient: Macadamia Oil, Grapeseed extract

H2O Plus Unscented Hand and Nail Cream

This unscented cream is extremely effective in treating dry coarse hands.  It absorbs quickly and works wonders on my cuticles.  I always have stowed in my night stand since it’s my go to before bed.  

Power Ingredient: Shea Butter, Silk Proteins, Hydrating Marine Blend