Spa Day @ Heaven on Earth (Win 3 Months of FREE spa services)


Heaven on Earth has always been my choice of spa in Honolulu.  I have been going there for brazillians, facials and massages ever since 2007.  I miss the beautiful spa they had at the Koolani complex.  I use to spend nearly $1,000 a month there when they were open.  A few times I went to the downtown Alakea day spa as well.  “Z” has always been my esthetician, and a fabulous one at that!  I always request her, but yesterday she was out sick.

For a Valentines day present, I got the “Rejuvenation Bliss” package.

Bliss Rejuvenation

Package | 3 hrs. – $253

Essential Full Body Massage – An essential 50 minute massage just for you. Escape and experience the benefits of alleviated muscle tension promoting an enhanced state of relaxation and well-being. Be pampered from head to toe, or enjoy an area-specific massage ~ the choice is yours, the treat is ours.

Aromatherapy Facial – This relaxing treatment begins with cleansing and exfoliation procedures, accompanied by a gentle stream of herbal steam. Oil-free massage cream is massaged into the face, neck and décolleté, followed by a customized hydrating masque. While the mask penetrates your therapist treats you to a hand and arm massage after which your hands will be placed in heated mitts while a cool mist of rosewater blended toner and a light veil of moisturizer are applied to the facial areas. This luxurious treatment is completed with a cellular replenishing cream, vitamin enriched eye cream, day moisturizer with SPF and soothing lip therapy. Characteristic to European-style treatments, this facial incorporates essential oils to achieve overall relaxation.

Cloud 9 Body Wrap – Enjoy a wide section of immensely relaxing seaweed and aromatherapy treatments. Our body wrap therapies offer simultaneous purification effects on the body: whilst slimming, detoxifying and hydrating the epidermis, the re-mineralizing properties help redefine your body’s contours, providing a thorough detoxification and renewed sense of self.

The massage was relaxing and the facial clarifying.  I had never had a body wrap before.  I covered my private parts with small hand towels, and a small asian woman came in and scrubbed me down with salts then put a green spirulina body mask all over my body.  Then I was wrapped in 5 layers like a tight burrito.  I was a little claustrophobic and it was difficult to relax.  But my skin was so soft.  Afterwards she rinsed me off with hot water and an overhead cascade shower which was extremely relaxing.  It was the strangest thing I ever had.  It was like having a sponge bath on a table.

I also got an array of Murad products to clear up my skin.  I’ve used their skinceuticals products in the past as well, but I have acne prone skin at the moment from climate changes and stress.

Murad

Get clear, stay clear. Murad products are scientifically proven to address all of the factors that cause breakouts. Acne Complex® makes skin healthy and clears acne through the science of cellular water™.

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xoxo

Kristie

Time Starts to Pass Before You Know it You’re Frozen…


“Life passes most people by while they’re making grand plans for it.” George Jung. (Johnny Depp) Blow

I asked my daughter what she’s going to do when she grows up.  She said she’s going to do art.  She wants to do 10 things when she’s big.  She wants to paint nails, and play computer.  She wants to make funny faces.  She said she’ll work a lot like Mommy, and give her kids respect and lots of toys.  She says adults don’t play.  I guess she sees me working all the time.

I often think how nice it would be to be a kid again.  When I was young, I couldn’t wait to grow up.   My parent’s always told me, before you know it you’re going to be a grown up and you’re going to wish you were a kid again.  Yeah right, I thought.  I’m tired of my parents bossing me around.

When I was 15 I ran away from home.  I didn’t see my parents for 3 years.  I hustled hard to pay for a hotel at the Prince in Waikiki.  I had enough money for food, but had to eat $1 menu @ Jack in the Crack often.  Once in a while I’d pick up a case of  Smirnoff Ice, or a beer. I didn’t have a lot of clothes, in fact, I could fit it all in a back pack, because sometimes when the hotel’s were full in busy season, I’d go sleep on the beach.  Yeah, I know, I’ve come a long way from my teenage years.  But that much independence taught me life.  I was free and I loved it.  I was living it up.  I wish I could go back to living in a shack by the beach, little responsibility, being happy, and feeling young again.

Now, I live in a luxury 2 bedroom condo, have 3 cars, a beautiful daughter, 5 credit cards, and an ample list of bills.  The quality of life is definitely improved, and the company is better than the last time, but I can’t help but sometimes feel like I’m not going the places I want to.  I am still pursuing my education as a fashion designer.  But I have so many passions and can’t focus it all.  I love art.  I’m a musician and composer.  I’m the creative type.  I love film and theatre, and composition.  I love food and wine, and travel.  I am in love with love itself.  Constantly looking for the perfect love (if I haven’t already passed it by).   I love writing.  Modeling.  Photography.  Expression.  This blog is my way to share my soul with the world, and feel like I am doing something worthwhile.  I’m stuck in Vegas until my lease is up in May, and I just feel like I am dying here.

I’m the ambitious type and sometimes I get caught up and lose it.  Sometimes you just have to pick up and go somewhere new and start all over.  I feel sorry for people who get caught up in something that is no good for them.  A drug addiction.  A bad relationship.  The wrong city.  A dead end career.  They are all so separate subjects, but can be equally deadly.

Know which way the wind blows. It’s sending me to LA.

Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.

xoxo

Kristie Manning