Winter at Tantora

New and Noteworthy Facials

by Emeri Callahan

Dec 17, 2018

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Trends / Health & Wellness

This past year exploded with fresh, and sometimes bizarre, skin care treatments worthy of a double-take. Here are some new and noteworthy facials to check out, should you dare.


The Hydrafacial

This isn’t your typical soothing facial. A handheld hydradermabrasion device gently cleanses, exfoliates and infuses your skin with healing serums meant to moisturize and plump. The machine is equipped with “vortex technology” that whirls around extracting dirt from your face and then pushes nutrients back into it. It feels a bit like your face is going through a car wash, and you come out shiny and new.


The Cryo Facial

If you’re ever done a cryotherapy treatment before, imagine that, but for your face. Essentially, vaporized liquid nitrogen is used to freeze your face in order to prompt your skin to firm up and produce more collagen. Added benefits also include reducing inflammation and pore size.


The Vampire Facial

This just may be one of those crazy beauty trends we look back on 20 years from now and say “what were we thinking?!.” A Vampire Facial starts by drawing blood from your arm, separating platelet-rich plasma from the blood and then using microdermabrasion techniques on your face before spreading the PRPs across it like a moisturizer. This process promotes healthy activity in skin cells and firm skin.


The Hollywood EGF Facial

Here’s where we get really wacky. The high-end Hollywood EGF Facial, otherwise known as “the penis facial” involves a cleanse, peel, micro-needling and a serum that contains epidermal growth factor … a.k.a. stem cells harvested from the foreskin of newborn baby. You read that right! It’s even FDA approved. The cell enzymes encourage rapid cell turnover and immediate benefits like brightening, tightening and wound healing.


Products / Technology
Jan 17, 2019

HQ App

This app is sweeping the nation off its feet. HQ has quickly risen to the higher-ranking positions on charts that monitor an app’s success. The game seems to be popular among the young and older generations; it can be hard to get both invested in the same thing. The game is basically a trivia game where questions about certain topics will be asked and must be answered within a time limit. The bonus to playing the game is the cash prize at the end. Whomever wins that night gets a cash prize sent to them through their phone. Once the money has been transferred, it is the users to use with no hidden fees.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Under $100 / Europe
Jan 16, 2019

Under $100: Guimarães, Portugal

The medieval city of Guimarães touts itself as the birthplace of Portugal, where early settlers marked their territory and where countless battles for land were won. Located just a few hours north of Porto and easily accessible by train or car, the charming village of Guimarães is an ideal daytrip from the city.

Tips / Travel
Jan 16, 2019

Tips For Your Next Overnight Flight

Traveling across multiple time zones can often mean flying through the night. While some travelers have upright, plane-seat sleeping down to a science, it’s not as easy for other passengers who find it difficult to feel at ease in the uncomfortable seats of an airplane. Here are a few tips for catching some zzzs on your next overnight flight.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Products / Beauty
Jan 16, 2019

Natural Spa Products

Host a spa day at home with friends or take care of self care by yourself. You can easily load up on face masks almost anywhere, but go a bit further for your spa day with all-natural beauty products that do the body good.