Saturday, July 29, 2006

Spider at the Spa Party

I went to a Spa Party last night.

Mel invited us (Nell and her sisters, Brandi, Lisa, Kim and baby Zoe and me) out to the beautiful countryside home where she's house-sitting for a promised evening of smearing luxurious goos and lotions upon ourselves.

We were not to be disappointed.

But first we got a tour of the place--we petted the horses, said hello to the chickens, and cuddled the three-week-old puppies. Kim and Nell got to reunite after not seeing one another since high school. Baby Zoe was introduced to all.

Lisa and I also couldn't help trying out the enormous old wooden swing-set in the garden. The chains creaked ominously as we went higher and higher, but it was scary good fun.

Later, as dusk fell, we went inside where a dewy-skinned Scottish lass named Agnes laid out her potion bottles and price lists. It was basically a Tupperware party but instead of oohing and aahing over plastic containers (and I just never can muster the enthusiasm for that) we were layered in lotions containing sea salt and sugar-scrubs and lavender essence. There were so many things to try that I ran out of limbs to try them on.

By the end of the evening we'd used up a mountain of warm, damp towels and were all sitting around glowing in the aftermath of heated cream masks. We were smooth-skinned and radiant. The appearance of fine lines around our eyes was visibly reduced. I smelled like the blackberry-vanilla smoothie I bought at an ice-cream stand the other day.

We made kissy faces at one another wearing our age-combating warpaint. The white lip mask gave me a flashback to the eighties when, ever so briefly, it was trendy to wear white lipstick.

Okay, now personally I won't drop forty dollars on a hand-cream or moisturizer (even when it feels that good), but my skin does feel rather nice the day after.


Tai said...

No ill effects?
No swelling!?!

I'm surprised AND impressed!

(You just HAD to remind me of the white lipstick, didn't you...)

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Today, my lips feel so youthful and free of unsightly wrinkles! Much fun indeed!

Spider Girl said...

Yes, I too was pleased at the lack of allergic reactions. :)

I thought, aw heck, it's a weekend so at least I wouldn't have to show my face at work if I turned into Rhinocerous Woman.

melanie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself! It was great to meet Kim and the wee babe! It's such a pleasure to spend time with you.

Ronnie in Cali. said...

What a wonderful Person you are.... Where have you been all of my life? ... lol

Dagoth said...

Hi Spider

Zoikes! Girl Stuff!!!

(*running away*)

gnightgirl said...

Can you figure out a way to just keep going from party to party, for you weekly spa?

Was there anything that would allow me to walk barefoot all the time AND have beautiful feet?

Hope said...

Sounds like a fabulous time! And if there were no expected side effects...consider it a bonus!

Hope said...

or maybe I should have said UNexpected side effects...

ivan said...

Why was I having naughty thoughts when I looked at the pictures?
Yeah, yeah, I know. Some guys get off on shoe catalogues.

angel, jr. said...

Every female friend I have swears by spa treatments.

[Mat] said...

*Whistles hard*

Lovely pics!

Donna said...

Hello! I discovered you through Froth...I'm originally from Vancouver, been living in the Bay Area for almost 20 years. I'll be back!

BostonPobble said...

May I say it is Universally Unfair that you and Kimber the Wolfgrrrl look that good with goop on your faces. Seriously. That's just...wrong. (Envy Green is a good color on me, don't you think?)

Modern Viking said...

I never understood the whole Tupperware party thing. Did anybody? And as for fancy lotions... Well I guess there are a lot of things I just don't understand :)

Ben said...

I like your Adam & The Ants "Prince Charming" pose with the moisturiser.

Those pups are damn cuddlesome.

Spider Walk said...

Give me a girls night out with good friends, babies, face creams and gooey lip balm over tupperware anyday!

I love the pictures.
You do have a glow about you.
With or without the creams and masks.


Spider Girl said...

Thamks for the compliment, Spiderwalk. :)

And Ben, I had to go look up a picture of Adam Ant---yes, the resemblance is striking!

Liz said...

How fun! I have to find friends like you guys.

What kind of pups are they? Look like jJapanese chins, except the brown one. I want one :(