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Wrinkle blasting and pampering at Shine!

rebecca hughes

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rebecca hughesWRINKLES!! Yuk! As time goes on, these nasty things -wrinkles- start to creep into our lives, and there is almost nothing we can do about it! But Shine Concept Store in Altos de Chavón has a solution for us – the LPG machine and some seriously chilled out pampering!

Recently I popped into Shine for a serious pampering session. Normally I don’t treat myself, but my hair was starting to look seriously bedraggled so I didn’t have much choice – and so at the insistence of Yovanka Saladin, one of the owners and founder of Shine I let the experts of Shine take over and revive my look.

LPG MachineWe started with the “LPG Machine” (modeled right by Beba). This “miracle” machine uses a fast vibration technique to stimulate your cells – so that they start to produce more collagen – which is what keeps our face elastic and wrinkle-free when we are younger, but something we start to loose as we get older – hence the appearance of wrinkles. Before giving it a go I wasn’t convinced, however, the process is completely painless, natural and actually rather relaxing, so although I am yet to see any results (you wouldn’t expect to after just 1 session) – I would give it another go.

You too can give it a go now – at 30% off! Throughout May in celebration of Mother’s Day, Shine is selling the package of 10 (45 minute) sessions for US$350 or RD$14,000. In your first session the “médico fisiatra”, Glenny Germann (who is excellent), will talk to you about what you want to achieve and help you plan a course of action. Depending on what you want and your needs – you may have your sessions on consecutive days, once every 48 hours, twice a week etc. This way you can hope to see the best results.

As soon as I find the time – I plan on doing my 10 sessions with “before” and “after” shots – so you can judge for yourselves the results.

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Next the ladies of Shine, took me into their capable hands, refreshed me with some fresh pineapple juice and got to work on my hair and nails.

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The team at Shine really are excellent at making you feel relaxed and like a princess, as they snipped, painted, colored, washed, and blow dried the took care of my every need and whim – from fetching water and magazines to helping me with my sandals and answering the phone with wet nails.

By the end of it all, my skin felt great – perhaps I was feeling results of the LPG machine after all – my hair soft, silky and smooth and perfectly styled and my nails a gorgeous (and very sexy) red!

Thank you Shine!

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