5 of My FAVORITE Facial Treatments


I’m a connoisseur for the finer things in life, and facials is something I splurge on every month.  Being in Bali, I get to try more things, like the Javanese royal vagina steam for example.  Most spa’s in Bali keep to simple traditional techniques and products, unless you are at the high end spa’s at the resort in Nusa Dua.  Regardless, Hawaii has some of the best spa’s I frequent.  The Modern, Mandara, Ihilani, Aulani.  The Rock Spa (Hard Rock Hotels) and Ritz Carlton’s also have some of my favorite spas as well.  Let’s just say, I’m a well seasoned spa-go-er.  Below are 5 of my favorite treatments and products to use.

1. the High Frequency

I first used this product at “Heaven on Earth” back when I had a little bit of an acne problem and milia.   High frequency helps with fine lines, wrinkles and tightening the skin, but in this case, was used to kill bacteria on the skin, eliminating acne.  Love this product!  Machines can cost $200 but now you can buy affordable machines for home.

Available on Amazon.com $28.42

2. the Red LED light.

I first had a LED treatment at the Four Season’s Spa in Wailea, Maui.  I ordered the Kate Sommerville LED facial.  This was a 2 hour facial and in the top 3 facial’s (second on my list) I’ve ever had, (Ritz Carlton AHA peel in Las Vegas, being the best). Red LED light is good for repairing.  After aggressive extractions (my face was pizza) and clearing everything out, the redness was apparent.  20 minutes under a red light with a euphoric scalp and face massage healed my skin instantly and gave it a youthful, moist appearance.  I came in looking like a teenager in puberty and came out looking like a movie star ready for the red carpet in a matter of hours.  Red LED light repairs skin, anti ages and can repair acne scarring.  I had some bad gashes from picking my face and my skin is pretty smooth now after adding this to my regimen. Blue LED lights help reduce oiliness and close the pores as well as kill acne causing bacteria.  You can get a package that has the red and blue LED and a micro current ion head for as much as $299, but if you are on a budget you can get home LED kits for under $50.

Available on Amazon.com $299

3. IDunn Multi Modeling Mask Pack

So I go to Facial’s by June regularly.  She is a cute Korean girl off of Keaumoku and King St. in an old medical building.  The reason I go to her is she does a 2 hour facial for only $150 utilizing ALL of my favorite treatments in one.  Microderm, enzyme peel, red light, supersonic, high freq. etc.  All of these treatments at a spa would cost $150 for a 50 minute facial EACH and if you want an extra service for  5 minutes they would charge you $50 EACH.  I can get ALL of my best products in one facial for ONLY $150.  One of her products she uses is her “secret rubber mask.”  It is mixed in a bowl when I arrive, so  I do not know what it is.  So I did a little google searching and came across the Korean IDunn mask and found out what the huge secret was.  The Korean rubber mask is huge in Korea and this is one of my favorite masks.  I especially like that she places it over my eyes, as it cools and easily comes off. Apparently there are all kinds of benefits from removing toxins and moisturizing, collagen and adding elasticity to whitening (you know the asian girls like to keep their faces light.)  Overall good product to finish up your facial before adding the final toner and moisturizer.

4. Epicuren Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

When I was in Vegas I found a small salon that was reasonably priced to do my hair.  I was looking for epicurean medicated cleansing milk, a facial wash I borrowed from my girlfriend, and came across her salon nearby in Henderson.  The owners mother was an esthetician and I’d regularly get facials from her.  She carried many Epicuren products and over the holidays, ordered this enzyme peel.  It was one of my favorite peels to this day.  I’ve tried everything from glycolic to AHA and salicylic peels.  This is my favorite!

Available on Amazon.com $92.52

5. Melty Berry Premium

I bought this at a drug store in Japan.  It is a gel with exfoliating beads in it.  It effectively cleaned the black heads out of my nose with a circular motion instantly.  I know there are tons of great exfoliants out there, but this one instantly cleaned my black heads. I used a fine scrub by “Fresh” back in the day, but I haven’t been able to find it, I believe it’s been discontinued. Melty Berry is a black gel, I cannot read the japanese, but perhaps there is a charcoal or some kind of osmosis agent which aids in removal of clogged pores.

Approximately $30 online or in Japan at any drug store

xoxo

The healing powers of MORINGA “the Miracle Tree”


I first was introduced to Moringa during a stressful time when I was about 7 months pregnant.  I was extremely sick and throwing up and could barely keep any food down.  Not even a fruit popsicle.  Tired of staying at my boyfriend’s house, I went to my parents house.  My Mom said she had just gotten a new drink called Zija.

I had been sick for months.  At first it tasted kind of funny, like a slightly sweet light guava juice with wheat grass in it.  It had a small bite at the tip of the tongue, but that goes away after you get use to it. It tastes better chilled and comes in a tiny can made from a different type of material other than aluminum because that preserves it’s shelf life and doesn’t give off the harmful poisons most of us aren’t knowledgeable  about that aluminum cans do.

I immediately had energy, and ate a huge dinner.  I drank Zija for the rest of my pregnancy and felt great and energetic and had few problems.  Inspired by my personal experiences I decided to become a marketer for Zija.  As it is a MLM company, some people can shy away from that.  But MLM companies can be highly successful if you can set up your downline correctly.  My dad spent $10,000 on big shipments of Zija and brought them out to sell personally.  He bought it under someone under me, so I got commission as well, as the company has a 10 level pay out system.  I drank Zija for years, but unfortunately as the bad economy hit, so did my income, and a $100 a month for 30 cans was just too much. The thing that was interesting about Zija is that there was a formula (I believe it was called Z-atin) they had in it that made your body utilize all the nutrients and absorb more of all that healthy goodness than your body normal would.  This was an all natural drink.  No preservatives, no colors, no artificial flavors.

The main ingredient is a common tree called Moringa.  In Hawaii the Filipino’s all have it growing in their yard.  They call it Calamungi.  In Africa, it is called Malawi.  Madonna’s charitable organization, “Raising Malawi”  in the city of Lilongwe is about growing plants because of their great nutritional and healing values.  It started with Madonna planting a Moringa tree.

The benefits of Moringa are many.

  • 7 types of Vitamins
  • 6 types of Minerals
  • 18 types of Amino acids
  • 46 types Anti-oxidants
  • High concentration of natural Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Natural Anti-toxins, Anti- tumors, Anti-bacterial and Anti fungal.

Moringa Oleifera main medicinal uses:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Cleans the body from toxins and heavy metals
  • Extermination of parasites in the intestines
  • Supporting treatment during radiation and chemotherapy
  • Supporting treatment during lack of appetite in children and adults
  • Helping with Osteoporosis treatment
  • Supporting with Diabetes treatment
  • Intestine infections
  • Gum infections
  • Prostate infection
  • Various skin diseases
  • Breathing disease
  • Head aches and Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss

A bottle of Moringa capsules could cost as much as $40! But I might just buy them so I don’t have to deal with mess of powder.

An inexpensive alternative?  My mom now grows her own Moringa trees and dries the leaves and makes it into a powder.  It is easy to care for, is drought resistant, can be grown in poor conditions, and dirt with low ph levels and doesn’t require much care.  Moringa is a wild growing, hardy tree.  Although it is hard to mix with water, as all the pieces of leaves float and don’t mix well, it still is highly effective when I am sick.

Discovery Channel Documentary of Moringa

Giving birth to Kai was easy, even though she was almost 8 lbs.  She’s a big girl, and is the biggest child in her classroom.  Perhaps she is so healthy and big because of my use of Zija when I was pregnant.  When she was little I continued to give her Zija.   She was healthy and didn’t have her first flu until she was over 1 year old.  It’s also a great alternative to boost your work out.  All those nasty supplements on the market can be harmful for your body.  Who am I to talk?  I have been living on Lipo6 for months now.

Nature’s AIDs therapy

Out of all the Moringa forms I have tried, I believe the Zija drink is the most effective.  Maybe because of the Z-Atin formula created to boost the effects.  But possibly, it is a placebo in my head.

xoxo

Kristie Manning