Spa Party in a Box
Jaqua Girls Top to Toe Spa Party Kit
By Jill Sterling
This fabulous kit is a great excuse to take a break from the
world and enjoy some pampering with your closest friends. On a
recent trip home to hook up with my two oldest and dearest
friends for the weekend, we took the night off from going out
and stayed in to pamper ourselves by trying out the
Jaqua Girls Spa Party Kit.
This product line, created by the three Jaqua sisters, was founded on the commitment to
encourage women to take the time to rejuvenate their bodies and
souls. Other gift sets include
Jeannine's Bakery Gathering Kit, Fleur
Magique Bath Kit, French Bulldog Cafe Wake-Up Kit,
Ivy Cottage Inn Bath and Beauty Retreat, Our
Favorite Shower Syrups and Our Favorite Body
The Spa Party Kit came packaged in a large metal tin (it looks like a
paint can) and contains all the fixin's for a fun night with six of your bestest girlfriends.
We had three in our group so we had
product left over. Don't let the six person requirement deter
you from experiencing a break with the fun products in this kit!
Is that Pumpkin on Your Face?
Let me preface this review by stressing that you must assemble a
group with whom you have no inhibitions or concern for your
outward image. When it's all said and done, you will have
scrubbed each other's feet and seen each other with a scary mask
of pumpkin papaya! Nuff said?
The kit contains invitations (which we didn't use but they're
cute,) instructions and tips on planning your spa night, along
with all the products you'll need for the evening: honey almond
hand mask, citrus foot salts, pumpkin papaya face mask, mango
jojoba face moisturizer, candles, geranium aromatherapy spa
spray (all 2 ounce containers,) a pumice stone and a body
The instructions contain great ideas for setting up the
different stations for your face, feet and hands and for setting
the atmosphere to put you in the right frame of mind to RELAX
the Boys Aren't
We sought out a suitable CD (we suggest a soothing piano soloist
like George Winston,) lit the adorable squatty white candles,
turned down the lights and sprayed the delicious geranium
aromatherapy spa spray.
This really got us in the "who cares
where the boys are it's girls' night in!" kind of a mood. The
spray smells clean, fresh and floral, like it had just rained.
The candles helped relax us and the spray smelled so fresh and
spa-like, we couldn't wait to dig into the next step. We were
intrigued this could be a real adventure!
We decided to do our feet first. Since we couldn't find a large
pot suitable for our feet, we decided to put the citrus foot
salts in the bathtub and line up on the edge of the tub
together. It worked!
Obviously if you had the full six
participants, you'd have to seek out a bowl or pot and change
the water/foot salt mixture each time. We didn't care about
doing it together and it seemed more efficient.
My friends had - in their enthusiasm to be beautiful - already
put on the honey almond hand mask just as the tub was being
prepared with the citrus foot salts. So, guess who got the job
of scrubbing their feet and legs with the pumice stone and body
scrubber? Well, I'll put it this way somebody's arms got a
The pumice stone was small with a white rope and I used
this to rub the bottoms of my and my friends' feet.
scrubber was a tan, straw-like washcloth with brush-like
bristles. The scrubber was also equipped with a nifty sleeve for
easier handling. We used the body scrubber on our feet and
calves "to stimulate circulation and help remove toxins."
body scrubber was a great tool and the results were fabulous.
Our feet and legs felt very soft after we dried off.
After we drained the tub, the citrus foot salts left pulp in the
bottom of the tub! This product was very natural and worked
After we removed ourselves from the tub, my friends rinsed
off the honey almond hand mask (I couldn't use this product due
to my allergy to nuts and nut extracts).
My friends reported
that their hands were very soft. The hand mask smells wonderful
very earthy with hints of almond and honey.
Next we moved on to the pumpkin papaya face mask. As we applied
the product, it stung slightly at first the way most face
masks do - and then began to dry. The smell was wonderful it
smelled like delicious pumpkin pie.
After the mask dried, we
rinsed with cool water and dried our faces. Our faces felt very
soft and clean.
The final step in our spa night was the application of the mango
jojoba face moisturizer. The moisturizer smelled very fresh and
we all agreed it was a wonderful product.
Note to readers: one of my girlfriends has very sensitive skin
and cautions others with sensitive skin to be careful using
these and other products unfamiliar to their skin care regimen.
She did use all of the products in the spa party kit with
Overall, we loved this kit it reminded us of the fall
season the smells were very
reminiscent of a fall day (pumpkin and citrus scents in
If you're feeling down and need a pick-me-up, get some of your
girlfriends together, take the night off and use one of Jaqua Girls' spa treatments. We enjoyed
our spa night so very much!
One of my girlfriends was so
impressed with the product that she is going to purchase one for
her assistant at work for her upcoming bridal shower. We all
agreed this was well worth the price (about $37.00) at