Fresh Face + Giveaway


It’s Wednesday. Half way through the week with my eye on that Saturday prize.

On Monday, I headed to downtown Baltimore for an amazing facial. If you guys have never head of the Hydra Facial, it’s a top of the line experience!

I suffer from hormonal breakouts, and I also sweat a lot since I’m always in the gym. Never did I think I’d be dealing with acne at 30. But anyway, I scheduled an appointment at The QG in Baltimore for my facial. What a cool place! It was very “old cigar club” meets “new hipster”. I definitely was not expecting that when I walked in.




I was taken upstairs to the HydraFacial room. This machine is what all the celebrities use! It helps with all types of skin including reducing fine lines, unclogging pores, and brightening up the skin.

It is similar to a small suction tube that allows product to flow through then alsoย takes the bacteria out! The best part is that it’s 30 minutes for a treatment. In and out. My esthetician Ariel was fabulous and walked me through all the steps.


The fourthย step was probably my favorite because the machine hydrates your skin beautifully. It’s amazing how much water the skin will take in if you hydrate it correctly. My skin soaked it right up!ย I walked out with baby soft skin, a glowing complexion, and felt so refreshed!


They even provided me with some goodies to maintain. And I have a setย for a reader too!


In here you will find:

  • Antiox+ : An advanced antioxidant serum enriched with peptides and hyaluronic acid to firm and tone your skin. Use it immediately after washing your face
  • UV Smart Daily Sunscreen- Broad spectrum SPF 40 UVA/UVB. Loaded with transparent zinc oxide and antioxidant enriched hyaluronic acid to protect against sun exposure.


To win this prize pack please comment below with your weekend plans. I’m so excited because for the first time ever Tony and I are going on a small day/night trip by ourselves! We have never done that before. Always with friends or something. Little couples road trip. Nothing fancy. Just sun and my guy. Oh and you know I’m waiting on that meal I get on Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚

Contest is open to all readers worldwide, 18 and over. Limit one entry per e-mail address. Contest ends Wednesday August 4, 2015 @ 10pm eastern time. Winner will be chosen by random number generator on Thursday August 5, 2015. More specific contest rules here.ย 

As you can see this stuff did wonders on my skin. Later that day…


So hydrated! Yes I need to do my eyebrowsโ€ฆ whoops.

Even the next morning.


Never did I think I’d be showing an untouched, close up, no makeup picture to the world, but I feel great!

I’m out for the day. Don’t forget to comment below. Good luck!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Charlie Sampson

    My Weekend Plans: I live in Chapel Hill, NC. My boyfriend and I are planning to explore Durham, NC all day Saturday, and I am so excited! In the morning we will probably stop by the farmers market – then we will begin the exploration! One of the restaurants we are planning to stop by used to be a bank, and our plan is to grab a drink and do a self tour of the old vault, which they have converted to a lounge (how cool!). Sunday will be low key. We are planning to head to my parents’ for dinner. Overall, just planning to spend time with the bae.

    I recently started following you on snap chat! I am a big fan of your blog. Enjoy your bae adventure and cheat meal this weekend!

    1. Ashley

      I used to live in Durham. The Duke gardens are beautiful to walk through if something like that interests you. Also, Dame’s Chicken and Waffles is amazing. It’s definitely not healthy but the food is such a treat. Have a great weekend!

  2. Ashley

    My fiance and I are going on our long run this Saturday (training for a half marathon in October), likely followed by an hour or two at the climbing gym, and then a lift and food prep on Sunday. We’ll probably work on some wedding planning stuff in the evenings, and hopefully get some quality outside playtime with our 10 year old dog, Roxy. She really enjoys her new kiddie pool! Oh, and I have to stop by work for an hour or two both days (womp womp).

  3. Holly

    Heading to the cottage for the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Evylyn Brown

    Besides our normal workouts (Zumba for me, running for him), my husband and I have an idea double date planned with friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus the always exciting Costco trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Janessa

    I’m running with my friends this weekend and going to the salon to get my hair/eyebrows under control! lol Sounds like your weekend will be lots of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Molly

    This weekend, I’m headed to Sedona, AZ for a few wedding details. There will definitely be a cake tasting in there, so it should be a good time!

  7. Ali

    This weekend will finally be a relaxing weekend up North at the family cabin!

    I’ve never had a facial but hear amazing things about them.

  8. Catherine

    This weekend I’m off to Blues Fest in my sweet little town! They bring out bands from the Midwest to play at the outdoor annual festival and I’m super excited to have my jazz drumming father and music loving Mom out to visit and enjoy the sweet sounds of the event. Plus yummy food AND we’re celebrating a friend’s son’s bar mitzvah! Big weekend plans for us! looking forward to some quality time with the husband and my parents.

    The atmosphere of that spa looks super cool! Wish I was on the area to check that out for sure! But you’re so awesome to your readers; what a great giveaway! Can’t wait to hear all about your weekend away; have fun!!!!

  9. Claire

    I’ve got my first weekend off since the middle of June and I’ve got the house to myself so this weekend will be a pamper weekend. I also have a few books and TV shows that I want to catch up on (so excited to finally get round to watching OITNB!).

  10. amyt

    No big plans this weekend really – going to watch the fight Saturday night…… just relaxing!!

  11. Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It

    My husband and I are going stand up paddle boarding for the first time .. can’t wait to try it!

  12. Oriana

    Hello there skinnyminnie ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been following your blog for about a year now. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    My weekend plans are to slowly start working out again. I had taken a week off due to illness but I can’t wait to hit the weights again! Ok, that and probably eat some delicious food at some new restaurant here in Houston.

  13. Andy

    Going to my roommate’s parent’s house to do some kayaking and relaxing!

  14. Ariel


    It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you in The QG. I am so glad that you liked your treatment and that your skin is still glowing! It is one of my faves as well so, nice choice. No need to cover that beautiful skin up with makeup.

    Please come visit us again soon!

    Enjoy your mini road trip ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Kirsten

    My weekend plans! Driving down to KC to meet up woth a college girl friend and my college roommate. Then we are off to Kentucky for some spelunking (cave tour!), hiking and a winery tour. Then popping back to the STL to tour a brewery and enjoy some more girl time! The perfect end to a summer break!

  16. Amanda

    I’m heading to PA Friday for a friend’s med school graduation party. Heading back home to MD some time Saturday and plan to work out, hang with my hubby and pup and cook something delicious for dinner Sunday.

  17. Sasha

    I am volunteering at my local animal shelter this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Andrea

    No big plans this weekend! I have a work party tomorrow night and relaxing the rest of the weekend! Might convince my husband to take me out to dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am pregnant and all I want is macaroni and cheese! ha

  19. Jenny

    I have plans to spend the whole weekend with my hubby and 1.5 year old son! I am so excited because it’s the first time in a long time that the hubs has the day off! Yay, probably visiting my parents and dropping by the park. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Kathleen

    No big plans this weekend. I just got back from visiting family for two weeks so I just plan to relax and catch up on things around my apartment. Have fun this weekend!

  21. Freya

    Unfortunately I’ll have to spend a good chunk of it studying, but on Sunday I’ll head over to my parents’ house to celebrate my brother’s birthday! Have a nice weekend.

  22. Darija

    Going to a concert on Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. ISA VAL

    I hope you enjoy it! Yes, travel in pairs is quite another. ^ _ ^ Over the weekend instead of waiting for me cleaning the house, the whole house! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Holly MacRitchie

    This weekend is a relax weekend for us! Last weekend we celebrated our wedding day, so we are excited to get some snuggling and lazy time in!

  25. Lisa

    Not too much going on this weekend for me. Probably going shopping on Saturday and then relaxing on Sunday!

  26. Joan Kubes

    We are going to do some fishing this weekend.

  27. Alisa

    My weekend plans are to relax! I’ve been crazy busy with work and preparing to go to a new college this coming fall. So, I’m ready to take the few days off to hang out with my boyfriend and friends at the beach and finally enjoy the beautiful southern California sun for the first time this summer!

  28. Ghazanfar Ali Riaz

    no special weekend home


    My weekend -and August- plans are working in Paris, where I arrive tomorrow.
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  30. Helena

    First of all thank you for this nice competition in which I participate with pleasure.
    I do not really plan something for this weekend, it will make 44 degrees tomorrow so I don t think I will leave the freshness of my house.Lol
    But I’ll definitely wait for the cool evening to take care of my garden, give the plants te water they need, cut flowers ..
    Wish everyne Good luck!

  31. Bobbie

    No special plans here! Just taking the weekend to relax!

  32. Nikolina

    It’s August and that means spending my weekends in the garden – that’s where I’ll be this weekend too – with my peppers, tomatos, cucumbers, melons…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Isabel

    I just returned from vacations, so this weekend I’m starting to study again for the exam I have later this year. Back to work..

  34. Tina

    a dinner with my boyfriend and then dancing in some beach club

  35. Danielle Nantau

    The weekend plans (it just ended) were finishing our trip from Northern Ontario and heading home. Now i’m home, sunburnt, and need to get back in my groove.

  36. seem

    i don’t have any special plan.. maybe i will watch some movies ,and skyping with my boyfriend that’s all

  37. Erin Taylor

    my plans this weekend are I am going to Boots and Hearts festival and couldn’t be more excited!!

  38. Robin W

    My upcoming weekend plans are to stay with my dad after he has surgery. Not the most fun in the world, but I’d do anything for my dad.

  39. aarone mawdsley

    i will be going to las vegas!

  40. ilaria carraro

    i do not have weekend plans yet, but please contact me if i win on fb (ilaria carraro) thanks!

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  42. Amy B

    This upcoming weekend I will be celebrating my daughter’s 4th birthday with her party on Saturday and the Bowie Baysox game on Sunday!

    Pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Jenna Moenius

    Would be amazing!!!! My weekend plans are celebrating my moms birthday and going to St. Michael’s, plus I hope I finally get a summer tan!!!!!

  44. Karla R.

    We are actually on our way to California for the weekend!

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