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DANGERS OF THE SUN

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 It’s once again a rainy weekend. You’re sitting at home and struggling to find an activity that you can do indoors. And then, all of a sudden, the sun starts to shine – the clouds went away to give you the evening you were so hoping for. You put on the summer dress that was lying in the closet for a long time and, without further due, go out to enjoy the sun. What can possibly go wrong?

Most of us tend to think about sunscreen only when it comes to vacation or tanning on a beach, when, in fact, we should be using it every single day ( yes, even when there’s no sun). It’s widely known that overexposure to the UV rays can lead to skin cancer, but not many consider this danger to be real. Moreover, many scientists suggest that excessive sunlight is damaging for acne prone skin as well. Let’s first dig deeper into the UV rays and what they do.

There’re two types of the radioactive UV rays – UVA and UVB. The former are your tan-producing rays, that penetrate the skin deeply and influence pigmentation. These are the rays you should fear, as, even a short exposure, can already lead to the first signs of the premature photoaging. The UVA rays damage the dermis, which causes collagen and elastin to shrink and form wrinkles on the surface of the skin.

The UVB rays do not have such a dramatic effect on the aging process, as they generally reach only the upper levels of the skin. These rays are the ones to blame for sunburns.

After all, yes, sunlight helps us produce the happy hormone” serotonin and is vital in the vitamin D formation.  But it is important to remember that without an adequate protection you also get yourself exposed to the risks of skin cancer, photoaging and dry skin.

Using sunscreen as a part of your daily routine could help prevent the negative effects while still allowing for that vitamin and hormone production to happen. It can also happen that after a long sunny vacation, your tanned face feels dry and out of shape. Just one facial can suffice to reinforce the blood circulation and enrich the skin with vitamins. Be it our famous “Fingertip Facelift” from Eleftheria or “Therma Vital Mineral” facial from Andrei, we guarantee that you will shine from inside out after it.

Product tip: our partner Dermalogica has a line of spf products that not only protect you from the damaging UV rays, but also have antiaging and moisturising properties. Use our promocode glow5 to get a 5% DISCOUNT.

Stay Safe

Your Glow Concierge

2021 – THE YEAR OF LITTLE BIG WEDDINGS

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With a large numbers of couples postponing their weddings last year, this wedding season is expected to be the biggest we’ve even seen. Even though the COVID-19 regulations are still quite strict, there are some celebrations waiting to be held since last year and we cannot wait any longer. So what is 2021 going to bring us? Fully booked outdoor locations? Guests not coming because of the restrictions? New delays and expectations?

Planning any kind of event now is a real headache! But look at the bright side, now you have a legit excuse to not invite some people you would have “had to”. This year is the perfect opportunity for a small but elegant wedding. Our motto for 2021 is “Less is More“!

Because some couples have been planning to throw a big party for more than a year it might be hard to find a venue for your little celebration, but there are always alternatives. Especially so if you are only allowed to invite up to 15 people.

Our recipe for the perfect wedding is renting a small house somewhere next to a lake and enjoying this moment with your closest friends.

Here’s a list of things you should be looking for to throw the perfect party:

  1. Search for the place with a big enough garden
  2. Make sure the neighbors in that location know what you are planning and will not call the police (this can really happen in Switzerland!)
  3. Do not forget the makeup and hair! Even if it is a small celebration you would still want to look flawless in your wedding pictures.
  4. Order some flowers to decorate as well as your bouquet
  5. Stock up on Champagne and delicious food

We hope this list inspires you to not delay your special day any longer and get down to planning. If you need any help with the third step Glow Concierge is always there to help! For weddings and special occasions our providers can often drive beyond their regions of availability that you can see on the website. So if you are not sure what you need or how to plan it, write us an email and we will organise everything for you! You can also schedule a trial appointment to see which sort of style you want without stressing about it on your big day.

P.S. There’s more about weddings and our services coming on our social media. Subscribe to our Instagram or Facebook channels not to miss it.

IS IT TIME FOR THE ROARING 20s 2.0

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There’s a lot of speculation in the media about this magical “post pandemic” world that everybody has been looking forward to so much. The question is: what will it look like? Will we stay forever cautious of close contact and social situations? Or will global society come back to “normal”? Some experts are even convinced that our world is about to enter a completely new unpredictable stage…

Social distancing, mask wearing, continuous disinfection of every surface – all these things have become a part of our everyday routine and are very likely to stay there. It is said that the world will never be as free as it was – individuals will take caution in talking with strangers, reconsider their lifestyles and be less likely to engage in “one-night-stands”.

However, there is also the completely opposite scenario in the media. In this case the Covid-19 pandemic is often compared to the Spanish Flu. After the world recovered from one of the deadliest pandemics, closing following on the shirt tails of one of the world’s deadliest conflicts,  a decade of consumerism, new music, fashion, freedom, glittering excesses and self gratification set in. The dawn of the Jazz Age. F. Scott Fitzgerald called it ‘the most expensive orgy in history’.

The roaring 20s, or an era of champagne, as it is sometimes called, was not only the time of crazy parties that we’ve read about in The Beautiful & the Damned and The Great Gatsby but also of a new and constantly changing fashion.

What trends can we expect to see in 2021? The annus horribles that was 2020 is over. We need to embrace colour, glitter and all that is gold! Expect to see colour blocking, bold lips and dramatic eyes.

In times of hardship, sales of beauty products traditionally soar. This is particularly true for lipstick. A bold, bright lip can transform you! Channel your inner goddess with classic red, be it matte, glossy or glitter!

With masks and facial coverings being the norm these days, it’s only your eyes that can express you in public. Shimmery green, bold orange and hot pink are all set to be trends for 2021, just look at what the models at Tom Ford and Burberry were wearing!

Even though the pandemic is still not over, we can already see the longing of individuals for social events and new activities. A good example is the Chinese Spring Festival, which is held every year and is famous as a time for major movie premiers and shopping. Even though the places in the theaters were limited to 50% capacity all the tickets for this week were sold out! The supermarkets have experienced a flow of great number of customers despite the suggestion of the government to “stay home”. The ski resorts are full and people are desperate to get back to some form of normality.

As people return to the work place, so will they return to after work drinks and dinners and dancing.

We at Glow Concierge are hoping that the prediction of a roaring 20s part 2 will come true and very soon all of us will be able to have the time of our lives. Until then, we would recommend you to enjoy this time at home: take a bath, order a massage, read a book, have a fitness session in your garden. Our providers are always here to pamper you whenever you feel the urge for some self care.

HALLOWEEN

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The spookiest occasion of the year is just around the corner so, let’s talk Halloween. Have you got your costume ready, have you thought about your make up yet? How are you going to style your hair?

Did you know, this year Halloween is on a Saturday, it’s going to be a super rare Full Blue Moon AND it’s daylight saving so that means an extra hour of partying! The trifecta of Halloween awesomeness!

It’s never too soon to start planning! Here’s some inspiration for you!

The Day of the Dead is always a Winner!

Put those “Poor Unfortunate Souls” to shame by channeling your inner sea witch.

Who better to dress as than Wednesday Addams herself!

Maybe you know exactly what you’ll be wearing and how you want your hair and makeup or perhaps you need some help. We are always available to help you decide on the perfect look for you. Send us an email at info@glowconcierge.ch to discuss your Halloween needs.

POST HOLIDAY BLUES

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Many people who travel on vacation/holiday find themselves experiencing post-vacation blues. This is marked by an overall decrease in well-being and work productivity following a satisfying vacation. Having to get back into the routine of work, school, and daily life in general can be a source of distress, disorientation and discomfort. However unpleasant it may be, though, the post-vacation blues can be overcome with a little determination, some perspective, some insight on lessons learned from vacation, and of course a little self-care.

  1. Treat yourself to a massage, bring the spa to your home and imagine your’e still on holiday. We have a huge range of different massages to offer you, browse through our website for some inspiration. We highly recommend the Glow Concierge Signature Massage with Andrei.
  2. Do some exercise, ff you’re feeling the blues, it’s likely that you will feel like sitting and staring into space or turning on a show to binge-watch. Before you give in to that, go for a run or book one of our personal trainers to kickstart your body. We offer personal training, pilates and yoga, if you’re terrible at motivating yourself to go to the gym or out for a run then our PT’s are the answer!
  3. How are you feet looking after all that sea and sand? Book a pedicure at home. Have you experienced the Lovaskin that our provider Laura uses? It’s truly a miracle for feet, removing all the dead skin in only 60 seconds leaving your feet baby soft. If you’re really feeling like you deserve it, combine your pedicure with some reflexology. Sofiane is truly a magician when it comes to reflexology.
  4. Do you need to treat your hair to some tender loving care after your holiday? Book an appointment with Erika for a cut, hair mask and blow dry.
  5. Look forward, not backward. Contemplate one thing you would love to happen this year. Not a giant “life goal”—this could be way too daunting – especially in 2020! Think about one thing you would like to happen in 2020 and then make a plan to bring it into being.

JUNGGESELLINNENABSCHIEDE UND BRAUTPARTIES

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Sowohl der Junggesellinnenabschied als auch die Brautparty können dafür sorgen, dass die Zeit bis zur Hochzeit noch um ein Highlight erweitert wird. Beide Feiern scheinen auf den ersten Blick das Gleiche zu sein, aber es gibt doch kleine aber feine Unterschiede.

Der Junggesellinnenabschied

Klassische Junggesellinnenabschiede sind dafür bekannt (oder berüchtigt), ein bisschen wild zu sein. Viel Alkohol und hier und da mal über die Stränge zu schlagen, gehören da einfach dazu. Brautparties laufen da eher etwas gemässigter ab, sind oftmals generationenübergreifend und gediegener. Beide Parties könnten also unterschiedlicher nicht sein und doch haben sie am Ende des Tages genau das gleiche Ziel: Die zukünftige Braut zu feiern.

Viele Bräute stellen sich nun die Frage, ob sie beide Parties durchführen sollten bzw. welche der Parties zu ihr passt. Hier ist eine kleine Gegenüberstellung: 

Der traditionelle Junggesellinnenabschied ist definitiv Geschmackssache und nicht jedermanns Sache. Die Braut lädt normalerweise ihre engsten Freundinnen zu einem gemeinsamen Party-Abend ein, der voll von exzessivem Trinken, Tanzen und bunten Schärpen ist, auf denen steht, ob man die “zukünftige Braut”, “Brautjungfer” oder “Trauzeugin” ist.

Für diese Art von Junggesellinnenabschieden haben wir das richtige Package für euch: Wir sorgen für euer perfektes Hair & Make-up, bevor ihr durch die Clubs zieht und geben euch sogar noch eine Flasche Champagner obendrauf, damit ihr den Abend richtig starten könnt.

Die Brautparty

Die Brautparty ist perfekt für alle angehenden Bräute, die nicht unbedingt eine wilde Partynacht wollen, sondern einfach einen schönen Nachmittag mit ihren Liebsten verbringen möchten. 

Typische Aktivitäten sind der sog. “High Tea” oder Spa-Behandlungen mit viel gutem Essen, Wein und guter Unterhaltung. Bei einer Brautparty ist alles möglich, solange die Braut sich gut amüsiert und wohlfühlt. 

Wie wäre es also mit passenden Maniküren für alle Gäste? Oder vielleicht soll einfach die Braut für ein paar Stunden verwöhnt werden?

Welche Party passt also besser zu dir?

Viele Bräute finden sowohl Junggesellinnenabschiede als auch Brautparties super. Zu einigen passt jedoch vielleicht nur einer der beiden Anlässe. Wir finden, dass man nie genug Party machen kann. Wenn dir also beide Anlässe zusagen, wieso nicht beide durchführen oder vielleicht sogar kombinieren? Also erst mit einem Verwöhnnachmittag mit anschliessendem Abendessen starten und dann mit einer ausgelassenen Party die Nacht zum Tag machen. 

Unsere Packages können individuell auf dich und deine Gäste zugeschnitten werden. Du kannst mit einem unserer Berater*innen sprechen und wir werden dir das Angebot zusammenstellen, das am besten zu deinen Bedürfnissen passt. Schreibe uns einfach eine E-Mail an info@glowconcierge.ch und wir setzen uns gerne mit dir in Verbindung. 

GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!

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Do you already know about our most popular services for men?


1. MANicure – Don’t neglect those cuticles gentlemen. Well-groomed hands are an absolute must, whether at a business meeting or a date.

2. Back Wax – Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there, get that rid of that fluff before you head to the badi, lake or beach.!

3. Facial – Once our clients have had one of Andrei’s facials, they always book more! You have to experience it for yourself.

4. Personal Training – Summer is already upon us and we’ve been overindulging during lockdown. Book a personal training session to get back on track and work on that six pack you have always wanted. No excuses!

5. Pedicure – No one likes looking at neglected feet. NO ONE. So please book one of our pedicures before you take out your flip-flops.

Enjoy those beautiful summer days!

Kennt ihr schon unsere beliebtesten Services für Männer?

1. MANiküre – Vernachlässigt eure Nagelhaut nicht, meine Herren. Gepflegte Hände sind ein absolutes Muss, ob bei einem Geschäftstermin oder einem Date.

2. Rückenwaxing – Nur weil ihr sie nicht sehen könnt, heisst es nicht, dass die Haare nicht da sind. Entfernt den Pelz bevor ihr in die Badi, an den See oder an den Strand geht.

3. Gesichtsbehandlung – Wenn unsere männlichen Kunden einmal eine von Andrejs Gesichtsbehandlungen gehabt haben, buchen sie immer wieder! Das müsst ihr mal selbst erlebt haben.

4. Personal Training – Der Sommer ist bereits in vollem Gange und wir haben uns während des Lockdowns eher wenig bewegt. Bucht also ein Personal Training, um wieder Fahrt aufzunehmen und an dem Sixpack zu arbeiten, das ihr schon immer wolltet. Es gibt keine Ausreden mehr

5. Pediküre – Niemand schaut gerne auf vernachlässigte Füsse. Absolut KEINER! Bucht euch also bitte eine unserer Pediküren, bevor ihr eure Flip-Flops auspackt.

Geniesst diese schönen Sommertage!