The modern world, with its plethora of countries, panoply of waterways, and constantly changing laws about what is and what isn't postal fraud, is as confusing as it is stressful for today's youth. Give adolescents a clear definition of beautification with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a tween or teen spa party for two from Common Scents Body Care (a $50 value). Spa parties are held one Saturday per month at Cole Harbour Place, located in Dartmouth. The next scheduled sessions take place April 23, June 4, and July 9, with more dates to come.
Common Scents' mobile spa fleet dispatches professionals to Cole Harbour Place, where they tutor tweens (ages 9–12) and teens (ages 12–15) in the ways of beauty and hygiene regimens. Today's Groupon is good for one of two spa parties. The selection A package soothes angsty pubescent pores with an aromatherapy-facial station equipped with cleansers, exfoliants, clay masks, and moisturizers from the Rae Dunphy Aromatics' True Essence line. Towels and mirrors are provided so that pintsize pamperees may identify the fairest of them all, along with juicy gossip about the Queen's horse-trading scheme. The self-applied facial is followed by either a mini manicure or a mini pedicure, consisting of nail shaping, hydrating lotion (vanilla shimmer for hands, honeysuckle grapefruit for feet), and choice of polish from CND or OPI, including the newest colours from the Katy Perry, Serena Glam Slam, and Texas collections. The selection B package skips the aromatherapy facial and instead combines the mini manicure and mini pedicure. Both packages include spa games with prizes, such as a 5-gallon drum of industrial-grade lanolin awarded to the winner of Name That Astringent.
Though today's Groupon is valid for two tweens or teens, each spa station has space for up to 12 participants, which will be shared with other youths. And though the professionals from Common Scents are ecstatic to lend beauty expertise, they do not provide full chaperoning, so parents should stick around or leave a robo-governess to provide chaperoning. Products used during the parties are available afterward for purchase.
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