The Red Door Spa invited me to experience one of their signature services in exchange for this blog post. My views and opinions are my own.
For my first ever spa experience and treatment, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Marriott in Mystic Connecticut did an amazing job at setting a high bar.
From the moment I walked in the staff was friendly and attentive. As it was my first time visiting the spa, I was given a tour of the facility which included a relaxation room with complimentary refreshments, a pool shared with the Marriott, a sauna, a hair salon, a nail salon, a makeup bar, and finally shown to the changing room where there was a locker waiting for me with a plush robe.
Again, being completely new to all spa treatments, I decided to try the Red Door Signature Facial. My esthetician escorted me to a private room with low lighting and a comfortable reclined bed. She then explained every step of the facial, which started with a cleanser followed by a hot towel and steam. While the steam worked to open my pours I got to enjoy an arm and hand massage, followed by warming mitts on my hands. I was nervous about extractions - having my pours cleaned out, as I'd heard from others it could be painful, but I didn't find it to be painful at all.
Then came the most relaxing part of the facial, the face massage. The massage is meant to be bennificial to stiumulate the cells in the skin, but my goodness it felt so amazing.
My esthetician also took the time to discuss my skin care regimen and after her assessment provided me with advisements to my current routine, as well as product recommendations from Elizabeth Arden.
Once I was finished I was met by a beauty technician to freshen up my makeup. She did my eyes and lips, and I exited the Red Door Spa feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready for the day.
The Red Door makes it easy to purchase their services as gifts, and while I know I just had a birthday and won't be on the receiving end of any gifts until December, I'll put it out there all the same! I'd love to return soon to try some of their other services.
Thanks to the Red Door Spa for inviting me to try their spa services, and thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!