Now that summer’s over, remedy those patches of irregular colored pigment left over from the sun, who, frankly, has been phoning it in lately. Today’s Groupon gets you a $59 microdermabrasion treatment at Ambrosia MedSpa ($125 value), located in Kirkland. It's perfect for long-time sun worshippers, prematurely wrinkled pals, or your father's ice-skating partner.
Ambrosia's microdermabrasion treatment features the DiamondTome resurfacing system—an intimidating name for a super gentle procedure. After your mini facial, a diamond-tipped wand will skate across your face like a Zamboni across the rink, removing imperfections, wrinkles, and embedded cheese cubes. The treatment leaves your skin glowing and supple, reducing the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and abnormal spotting.
The color purple is more than just a Broadway musical written, directed, and performed by Oprah Winfrey, it’s also the color of luxury, wealth, and sophistication—that's why it's the main pantone at this palace of pampering. Grape and lavender accents, plush lilac chairs, and amethyst artwork will make you feel regally relaxed at Ambrosia, the premier skin-revitalization station on the Eastside. Its team of licensed professionals is trained to make your face look as if were a silver platter of gorgeousness.
- I have been going to Ambrosia since they opened and have always had a positive experience. The staff is so informed and professional. Everyone is great and I always know I will be treated wonderfully. – aimkirky, Citysearch
- From the first visit Bridget was kind and understanding about my skins [sic] issues. She made suggestions that would work slowly with not too many drastic changes other than loose those dry flaky patches. – SuziH, Citysearch
- Very friendly, professional. Super service and a warm atmosphere. If I was not on a budget I would be in every other week or every week. – Dragonfly2077, Citysearch
Start Wearing Purple
In addition to being the pervasive pigment of its preferred palette, purple is a personality pleaser for a plethora of peoples and places, from plums to Prince. Please peruse this prospectus of its progress toward prominence:
- 4th Century BC: Tyrian Purple, the pigment from which the word purple is derived, is first obtained from the mucous secretions of _murex brandaris_, the predatory sea snail. Prohibitively expensive, the color becomes so irrevocably associated with royalty that, to this day, the King of Norway refuses to step outside without first applying a two-inch coating of snail boogers.
- 1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson enacts the Rhymes With Purple Initiative, an ultimatum giving American scientists, poets, and science-poets five years to create a convincing and effective rhyme for the word purple, in order to counteract what Johnson felt was complaint without action among the burgeoning hip-hop community (then known as Street Purplers).
- 2001: With the arrival of programs such as Photoshop, PhotoStore Plus, and PhotoStore Plus XM Small Home-based Business Edition, computers are able to use electricity to generate new, more vivid shades of purple, primarily for use in fashion and as non-lethal weapons against enemies.
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