Viva’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

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Viva’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Time to unpack your advent calendars from the attic or basement, because the holidays are just around the corner! Whether you’re staying local or jetting off to somewhere that actually gets snow — in which case, we’re jealous — this time of year always seems jam-packed with hustle and bustle. That makes it the perfect time of year to take a few hours to…

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Botox Vs. Dysport: What’s The Difference?

Mark Twain once wrote, “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Obviously, this guy had never been on Instagram before. These days, it’s not just A-list celebrities who seek out age-defying treatments for their faces and bodies. You can scroll through your feed and find pic after pic of all kinds of people, enjoying the good life wrinkle-free.

With derma fillers and non-surgical injectables…

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Top Skin Fixes You Can Get From Your Photofacial

If you’re like us, you put a major priority on your skincare. After all, it’s no fun to face the world with a face full of fine lines, oversized pores, or discoloration. And while beauty products like leopard print sheet masks and pore strips sure are fun with a glass of wine and Lizzo on full blast, sometimes you need to break out the…

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Laser Hair Removal Is For Everyone: Dark Skin Edition

Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Is it Safe?
When it comes to beauty products, not all work the same for everyone. From foundations and hair colors to moisturizers and lipsticks, we know that looking and feeling our very best means finding what works best for the specific needs of our skin. What you might not know is that this also applies to certain med…

Swedish vs. Deep Tissue Massage: What’s Your Massage Style?

There are so many reasons why people get massages. Whether it’s an athlete recovering from a sports injury, an office worker who hunches over a screen eight hours a day, or a busy mama who feels the strain from constantly lifting and carrying her kiddos, massages are a perfect way to heal the body from physical and emotional tension. And it doesn’t hurt that…

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Our Complete Spa Guide for Hot Mamas-To-Be

As much talk as there is of the “glow” of pregnancy, the truth is that you’re probably not feeling your best these days. With a baby bump that’s more of a baby watermelon, swollen feet, morning sickness, back aches, and a surprise sprinkling of new hair cropping up in unwanted places, you probably feel more in need of a visit to the spa than…

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Everything You Need To Know About Lip Filler

Maybe it was the first time you saw Angelina Jolie’s pillowy lips on the big screen. Maybe you like your lips the way they are but just want a little added definition to your Cupid’s bow. Or maybe you found out the hard way that plumping gloss just doesn’t work after all. (If only!)

Regardless of what brought you here, we’re glad you’ve come. No…

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Your Everything Laser Hair Removal Guide

With an annual average of 228 days of sunshine, we Austinites spend the majority of our year in bathing suits — or shorts and short sleeves at the very least. And that means that if we want to keep our skin looking as smooth and silky as possible, we have a lot of upkeep to do. If you’re looking for an alternative to tedious…

Viva’s Ultimate Summer Skin Care Guide

Good news — summer is officially here! Time for lazy days at the pool, grilling for dinner, and frosé with (almost) every meal. In other words, total paradise, right?

Well, for the most part. But with summer comes the heat, and it’s especially fierce here in the capital of Texas, where temperatures can spike to triple digits for months on end. And to our skin,…

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HydraFacials: The Skin Care Treatment You Need

If you’re a skin care addict like us, you’re always looking for the latest fix — and the HydraFacial is it! This treatment basically takes a lot of traditional facial services, like peels, microdermabrasion, cleansing, and moisturizing, and packs them all into one gentler mega-treatment in just 30 minutes! And if you’ve ever seen someone who just got a HydraFacial, you know that they…