Free mini-facials for everyone!
Kudos to the person who came up with the idea for pop-up shops. Not only do these limited-time retail experiences garner attention (and sales) for brands, they also give customers access to exclusive products, and in the case of beauty brands, treatments. (Yay!) Pop-ups are relatively few and far between down here in my neck of the woods (at least aside from major events like Art Basel), but I was able to take advantage of one this week, courtesy of Clarins.
The storied French beauty brand has opened a string of pop-ups across the country and they’re more than a showcase for skincare and makeup. The temporary spaces also offer Clarins exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else, including haircare only found on cruise ships and abroad, body scrubs and lotions, candles, gift sets and more. Here’s a list of the current locations:
- Town Center in Boca Raton, Florida
- 612 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida
- The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada
- NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas
- Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill in Boston, Massachusetts
But perhaps the best part about the Clarins pop-ups is that you can schedule mini-facial treatments—and you don’t have to buy anything! Simply stop by (or click here to schedule an appointment) and enjoy the Hello Glow and one of these add-ons:
I was lucky enough to have my treatment performed by Regional Education Manager, Tanya Cruz (and her magical hands). Since she obviously knows the world of Clarins better than I do, I let her decide the best add-on for my skin. She went with the Eye Lift along and the Extra-Firming Mask (with the Booster Detox)—and when I left I was literally glowing (sans makeup). In case you’re curious, here’s the full run-down of products Tanya used on me:
Instant Eye Makeup Remover
One-Step Facial Cleanser
Toning Lotion with Iris
Super Restorative Treatment Essence
Hydra-Essentiel Eye Mask
Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate
Extra-Firming Day Cream
UV Plus SPF 50
All and all, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend 30 minutes (although I think I got a bit more). So if you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands—or just in the neighborhood—don’t miss the chance to pamper yourself for a spell. You deserve it!