Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Get it to Glow

Lei Chic It’s the longest hangover ever. Two weeks after ringing in 2012 the sight of your holiday credit card bills still make you nauseous.

To make things worse, budget-friendly meals of Cup Noodles and Diet Coke aren’t doing anything for your complexion and those look-for-much-less outfits from your mom’s discard pile give everyone a headache.

You knead a pick-me-up that won’t rub your wallet the wrong way. Find it at the new Bella Torre Academy in Aiea.

The beauty school started with a focus on make up in 2009. Now Bella Torre’s added esthetics and massage classes, meaning you can score on services at student prices in the academy’s brand new 5,000-plus square-foot studio.

Lei Chic Take a cleansing breath and sit back for a 90-minute deep cleansing facial with an ultra-calming, acne-clearing, or anti-aging treatment for $40. Lie back and relax into a 50-minute Swedish Deep Tissue Massage for $40 or grab your BFFs (budget-friendly friends) for a girls day in the Academy’s new suite with two massage tables and a brand new sauna.

Every treatment ends with a complimentary cosmetic touch up or add a full makeover for $25. And with all those savings you can afford to indulge in Voluspa candles, MOR body butter and lip balms, and cute BlueQ recycled pouches and totes at the Bella Boutique.

So you don't have to go into cents-ory deprivation just because you're short a few dollars.

That's just a beauty school cop out.

Bella Torre Academy is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and by appointment on weekends. It’s located in Aiea Town Square, 99-084 Kauhale St. Suite A1. Call 808.484.4871 or go to Bella Torre’s website for a full list of services.

We’ll give you a closer look inside on Living Lei Chic’s segment on Sunrise on Hawaii News Now this Thursday at 7:40 a.m.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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