When I first moved to Manhattan (seven years ago)! I worked in the beauty industry. I had this boss that I completely idolized as she led what I thought was the most glamorous lifestyle ever. She’d take me to lunch at her club (Doubles) and wore suits that she had custom-made in Argentina. She had (custom made) leather pants. And all of her shirts were monogrammed. Anytime I needed any NYC-related advice, she’d give me the scoop… and she was always right.
I remember her talking about Mario Badescu. How it was THE place to go for a facial. At the time, getting a facial was laughable, as I barely earned enough money to cover rent, groceries, and a few pieces of clothing here and there from Forever 21, but I still listened intently and made note.
So when MB invited me in a few weeks ago for a facial, I immediately took them up on their offer. I went to Irina (highly recommend) where she cleansed, poked + prodded, soothed my skin with their Assouline Mask and then finished me off with a Vitamin C Treatment. My skin was upset for a few days but glowed for weeks after. Well worth it. She reprimanded me for exfoliating too much and being rough on my skin, and then put me on a gentle (but effective) regime. I’ve been using the products for a solid few weeks now, and have to say… they work wonders!