Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

by Sarah Naimark

Whether it’s a mani in Miami or a facial in Philadelphia, PrettyCity.com is your guide to all things gorgeous. Think of this website as your best friend who’s been there done that, and wants to let you in on what she’s learned. That’s pretty impressive.

Whether it’s a mani in Miami or a facial in Philadelphia, PrettyCity.com is your guide to all things gorgeous. Think of this website as your best friend who’s been there done that, and wants to let you in on what she’s learned. That’s pretty impressive.

Featuring product reviews, insider scoops and grooming tips, Pretty City is packed with all the details you need to equip your purse and look your best. The perky site helps you keep on top of beauty trends with down and dirty reports on the real side of personal maintenance. A team of beauty experts fields questions about anything that you don’t find on the site.

Chicago was the first Pretty City, and the beauty has spread to over 30 locations today, keeping the experts’ hands full with spas, salons, new cosmetic products and treatments to evaluate with their discerning expertise.

But remember—being pretty is more than the shine of your lip gloss. Founder Carolyn Brundage created the site to remind women that “it’s not how others view us that matters but rather how good we feel.” Whether it’s a jolt of confidence or the serenity of self-esteem, Brundage believes that feeling “pretty” can change what we can accomplish on any given day.

The dictionary definition of “pretty” is threaded throughout the spa reviews and bikini wax tips (like taking two aspirin beforehand…genius), reminding the 6.7 million annual visitors that the sum of their primping and pampering is more than its parts. It reads: Qualities in a person or thing that give pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalt the mind or spirit.

Like any good investigative reporter, I tested out the offerings for my own lovely location, San Francisco. Not only did I find listings for my tried and true favorites like Bliss and Tru, I was excited to find a feature that allowed me to search San Francisco spas and salons by services offered. Now I know who to ask when I need a good reflexologist.

How pretty is your city? The site is currently recruiting “Ambassadors of Beauty” who, once they meet the top secret qualification criteria, become the foot soldiers in the fight to feel fine. Once ambassadors are selected, their refined beauty palates are showered with beauty gifts.

To find out more, visit www.prettycity.com/beauty_ambassador.htm

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