Spa Week, a Frugalista’s Dream Come True

by Migdalia Rivera

Spa week is a bi-annual event held at some of the finest spas in North America for a fraction of the cost. The event allows you to enjoy full service service at just $50. Its a frugalista’s dream!

This week I would love to share a post by Alicia, a fellow New Yorker, who blogs at Mommy Delicious. Her experience with some of the services offered during this event is sure to have you running to make your own appointment!


Living in NYC can definitely get expensive. That’s why I love, love, love deals and steals and anything half-off. My latest obsession: Spa Week!

As a New Yorker, full time graduate student, and single mother of a very rambunctious soon-to-be 3-year-old boy, life is very busy. I’m always on the go and there’s always something on my to-do list waiting, well, to get done. And sometimes I find myself asking the question, “When will I ever get a break?”

Enter Spa Week.

Spa Week is a way to bring the spa experience to the masses by offering full service treatments, which would normally range from $100 to $200, for JUST $50. A $50.00 massage and spa experience?! Sign me up! The main goal of Spa Week is to make the spa experience an affordable part of a healthy lifestyle routine.

To kick the week off, a Spa Week pre-event was held in NYC at The Prince George Ballroom in Gramercy on October 7th. Ms. Latina was invited to this invitation-only event, but because she is also super busy (and a super generous sweetheart!), she asked me to go in her place. This invitation totally made my week (my month!), and I gladly accepted. I’d be a fool not to. What busy mami doesn’t want a little pampering?

Once I arrived at The Prince George Ballroom, I scooped out all the fabulous vendors. There were tons and they were all offering a little pampering from manicures to massages to make-unders. Love!

Since I wanted to experience as many vendors as possible, I choose my pampering line-up wisely. First up: a manicure courtesy of Spa Chicks On-The-Go.

Spa Chicks On-The-Go is a full service spa event marketing company that delivers customized spa and beauty experiences for private, corporate, and media clients. The offer private spa parties and even fashion services for film and photo-shoots. They also offer Nail fraud. Nails fraud are nail-sized beauty stickers that come in an assortment of designs. They boast that you no longer have to spend hours and lots of money for your nails to look great. Nail Frauds are so easy to apply youʼll feel like you are cheating on your manicurist. I couldn’t help but jump on this trendy bandwagon at the Spa Week event! Its the newest “in” thing to hit the streets!

After my Spa Chicks On-The-Go experience, I received a back and shoulder massage from the awesome Deva Spa, which translates to “a heavenly realm of transformation” and they promise to customize your Deva “day-cation.” During my 15 minutes in massage heaven, my massage therapist was very attentive and asked me several times if the pressure was okay. Umm… yes! This NYC mommy needs all the massages she can get! Just imagine what it would be like to have an entire hour… I highly recommend.

Next up: a make-under courtesy of Bare Escentuals. The foundation and blush are extremely light-weight, and remained fresh-looking the entire night. Love that!

Lastly, it was time for an arm and hand massage from the Divas of Dove Deodorant. I’ve always used Dove deodorant so when they offered to illustrate the proper way for me to exfoliate and moisturize, I jumped at it. After my brief, but informative tutorial, I went back to heaven for another 15 minutes as I got my arm and hand massage. Man, my arms needed that — especially since I’ve been typing rather frequently (it’s midterms season, what can I say).

In addition to all of the precious pampering, attendees were given gift bags filled with goodies to take home. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening. In the words of Ms. Latina herself, I definitely had a wepa-licious time!

Now it’s your turn to receive some pampering and for a great price! For a list of spas participating in the Spa Week extravaganza, go to spaweek.com. Schedule your appointment soon. They fill up quickly because everyone wants in on this treat!

Alicia, who writes under her pen name SweetAl, is a young single mom of an amazing 2-year-old toddler. She thinks that motherhood is delicious and blogs at Mommy Delicious, where she talks about the trials and triumphs of being a young, single mom, and full-time graduate school student living in NYC.


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Divina October 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I know its spa week in CT but unforunately cannot do much since I am pregnant. Oh well next year.
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2 Ms. Latina October 15, 2010 at 12:54 am

@ Divina: Are you sure the spas in your area don’t offer something for pregnant women? My cousin was able to get a special massage for pregnant women that she absolutely loved! You should call and check- I’m sure something has to be offered.

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