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5 Things to Bring Back the Romance With Your Valentine

Monday, February 13th, 2017


There are some of you who may be shocked that Valentine’s Day is already this week! Others have been planning a special date for months now or have a special surprise up your sleeve, and you can hardly wait. It can be difficult to decide what to do with your Valentine to celebrate, year after year. Do you find yourself stuck doing the same things on your dates because it is just easy and you don’t have to put much effort into it? That sort of thinking is definitely void of romance and spontaneity. We’d like to encourage you to think outside the box this Valentine’s Day in order to bring back the romance with your Valentine. Here are 5 ways to heat things up this Tuesday and for years to come.

  • Nostalgia Date: This is a fun one. Have you ever recreated your first date? Go to places you went when you first started seeing each other. If you now live in a different area you can wear something you would’ve worn, and play music you were listening to back then. Share memories and reconnect on a new level.
  • Dance the Night Away: Nothing says romance like dancing! Sign up for a ballroom dance lessons with your Valentine to really heat things up. Not only will you be having fun and getting close,  you’ll get your heart rate up, too!

    To receive a free Ballroom Dance Lesson for you and your Valentine – just mention ‘Belladerm’s Ballroom Dance Gift”-compliments of Arthur Murray Twin Cities Dance Centers. They have two location, St. Paul 651-227-3200 and Minneapolis 612-920-1900. * New students only. Offer expires 2/28/17. 

  • Don’t Act Your Age: Choose something you haven’t done for a long time…something active and exciting. Competitive, perhaps? Maybe it is laser tag, go-karts, a trampoline park, rollerskating or ice skating. The options are endless but getting out of the “dinner and a movie” rut is refreshing! Try something new this year.
  • Visit a Paint/Pottery Shop: Making something together with your hands makes for a very interactive date and you’ll have a keepsake to take home in remembrance of your fun evening. Getting lost in creativity will help you have some fun, relaxing conversations, too. 
  • Don’t Forget the Little Gestures:  Leaving love notes taped on your Valentine’s steering wheel, decorating the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses, sending steamy text messages during the day…these all sound like minor ways to show your affection, but they mean a LOT. Don’t underestimate the power of the little things!
    Have fun on Valentine’s Day, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received just  on Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year. Keep it going and be sure to tell your special someone how much they mean to you every single chance you get.


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from all of us here at Belladerm MedSpa!




Valentine’s Day Special at Belladerm Medspa

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Valentine’s Day Special  

We’re showing you love this Valentine’s Day by offering an irresistable special! Purchase any package of SkinMedica peels (Illuminize, Vitalize or Rejuvenize) and get your post care regimen FREE! This includes SkinMedica facial cleanser, SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Cream, and SkinMedica Physical Defense SPF 30 ! ($88 value!) If you’ve never tried a peel before, now is the perfect time.

* Offer expires Feb 28, 2015
* One offer per customer
* Cannot be combined with other offers

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from all of us!

5 Things To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Thursday, December 4th, 2014



It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year, right? That’s what the popular song says and there are definitely certain things that get us into the holiday spirit and ready to shift gears from fall into winter, Christmas trees and presents. Feel free to chime in with more fun ideas of what you’re up to!

Some years, when you hear that first Christmas song playing on the radio, you cringe because you just aren’t ready to face the fact that you only have a set number of shopping days left and you feel overwhelmed with how many things are on your to-do list in the month of December! Then you also are faced with the fact that another year is ending and a new one will begin which leads you to wonder just HOW does time go by so quickly every year? This season sure holds a lot of emotions and we’re all about making merry so let’s focus on ways to ring in that holiday cheer! Beyond the typical decorating and cookie baking, some of the best ways involve what you can do or give to others.  Here are 5 sure ways to get you in the spirit.

  • Along with baking cookies and special treats, also make a tasty meal or two for a family who might be struggling this season or for an elderly neighbor who would appreciate it.
  • Brainstorm with your kids to come up with a list of ideas that you could buy for a family in need. Then, go shopping to get a handful of items on the list that you can afford to pick up. Wrap as a family and deliver together. Maybe sing some carols when you do to add good cheer. Singing always brings smiles.
  • Decorate your office with beautiful, sparkly decor for the holidays. Even if you can only decorate your little cubicle, do it up! You’ll feel more in the spirit! Maybe sneak into work early and surprise a coworker by decorating their work space, too.
  • Other random acts of kindness go a long way, too.  Give up your spot in line at the store, especially to that mom with whining kids who is dying to get out of there. Tape quarters to vending machines to surprise the next person looking for a snack. Buy for the person behind you in the drive-thru line at Starbucks or anywhere you frequent. Just spread goodwill everywhere you go, whenever you can. That is the very best way to get in the holiday spirit!
  • Lastly, consider buying something special for someone you know they would not buy for themselves…like a Belladerm gift certificate! Our promo makes it a perfect time to buy!

Write your comments below if you have any new ideas to add.  We are deeply appreciative of all of you and want to wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We’ll see you soon!

Also – if you are still looking for a fabulous gift idea (OR want to hint to someone else about what you might like – click here), Belladerm is offering our gift certificate promo again this year. Buy a $100 gift card and we’ll give you an extra $25 credit to put with it as our way of saying thank you for choosing Belladerm! Click here to go to Belladerm’s website gift card purchase page.


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Get your Glow on this Holiday Season with Hydrafacial!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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This is the time of year to look forward to holiday parties, family gatherings and lots of socialization. Tis’ the season to look your best!  It is a great time to give your skin the special gift of a Hydrafacial procedure.  During the month of December get 15% off your Hydrafacial!  Get your glow on and look radiant for the holiday festivities!

HydraFacial offers a variety of serums to specifically target your skin issues, including:
• sun damaged skin
• blackheads and whiteheads
• enlarged pores
• acne
• brown spots
• uneven skin tone
• early aging fine lines and wrinkles.
This is a revolutionary skin treatment that gently clears away imperfections and improves the look and feel of your skin. HydraFacial is an advanced non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that quickly and easily delivers results without the use of lasers or harsh chemicals. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. HydraFacial targets fine lines and wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.

The system is a 4 in one treatment. It exfoliates the skins surface, next serums soften the deposits lodged deep within the pores to allow effortless extraction of blackheads, dirt and oils and hydrating of the skin to diminish the signs of aging and an infusion of vitamins and minerals which are absorbed at a much higher rate because the dirt and oil barriers have been removed. The HydraFacial™ sloughs off dead skin cells, removes skin impurities, and simultaneously hydrates new skin cells as they’re exposed. HydraFacials use a tiny, brush-like applicator that comfortably sweeps over facial and neck skin. The device simultaneously suctions up dead skin cells and extracts dirt and sebum, while applying a gentle acid peel and conditioning serums. Skin is treated with customizable skin serums during a Hydrafacial procedure, so your skin can get exactly what it needs.

HydraFacial™ treatments might be just what you need to achieve radiant, smoother, replenished, younger-looking skin quickly and non-invasively. You can expect:
• Increased collagen formation
• Decreased Pore Size and Fine Lines
• Decreased Hyperpigmentation
• Improved Texture and Skin Tone

Look your best this holiday season and give yourself the special gift of a HydraFacial! There’s no better time, as now through the end of December you’ll receive 15% off your HyraFacial! Get your holiday glow on this season and look absolutely radiant!

Give us a call to schedule your HydraFacial today at 763-494-9905!

New Year Check-In

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Starting a fresh, new year is the ideal time to hit the reset button in many areas of your life. It is the perfect time to check yourself on your priorities, your health, your relationships and more! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, too. Make a special plan for your sweetie or devise a way to finally ask that person out that you’ve been thinking about nonstop.

Starting out 2014, you may also want to consider making a promise to yourself that you will take better care of your skin. Put on that sunscreen every day – even in these cold, winter days! Powerful rays from the sun don’t stop just because it isn’t hot outside. Protect what you’ve got!

You should also make a habit of checking your skin for new or changing spots. You should get something looked at (actually make that appointment!) if it is new, different or just plain odd. Checking your skin at the start of every new season (every 3 months) is a good way to remind yourself. These days, with smart phones that have reminders you can program, there are no excuses!

Maybe this new year you want a new look.  If you are stuck in a rut, change up that hair color! Cut it shorter! Grab a friend who is on the cutting edge of current trends and beg for his/her honest assessment of your style, whether it is clothing, hair or makeup. Come in to Belladerm for a consultation to find out what services/products could dramatically change your skin or body. This is the time! Be energized for NEW things in the NEW year and then get the momentum going to go after what you are passionate about changing.

Have you heard it takes 21 days to form a new habit? Some say that this claim came out of thin air and has no actual facts behind it. Whether or not that is true, this is an interesting article about the topic of habit formation. Don’t be discouraged if you are setting out to make a big transformation and 21 days pass but you aren’t feeling like you’ve got it down yet. Many people have given up because they continue to fail after 21 days so they resign to the fact that they simply cannot change. Stay the course and be encouraged. Your goals are worth your hard work and effort.

Our wish for you in the new year is that you will develop or continue healthy beauty habits, which include some pampering because you DO deserve it! We are here to help you in all of your aesthetic endeavors and don’t forget, consultations are free so come on in to chat with us!

Enjoy the New Year!


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Helpful Holiday Tips

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Happy Holidays! We want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading our blog and for making Belladerm the wonderful place that it is! We love seeing all of you and wish you a wonderful holiday and some time to slow down and relax! Enjoy the season even though many of us are grumbling a bit about the frozen tundra we find ourselves in! It is fireplace weather so go cuddle up at the end of a long day in front of a cozy fire if you’re able!

This month you are no doubt scurrying around preparing for Christmas and we hope to make your life a little easier by providing some tips. Here they are:

  • Men are notoriously hard to shop for. If you are struggling to pin down a good stocking stuffer or gift idea for your special someone or your dad, son, brother…you might want to check out this link. It is full of ideas. If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll see an exclusive offer for gift cards at Belladerm. That is always an easy gift, too!
  • Are you hosting a holiday party where people are bringing items? Would you like to share your child’s wish list with relatives? We’ve never personally used this service, but have heard it is pretty slick and there are so many things you can do with it. Bringit is a free, easy way to organize people and events.  This online tool has free accounts or if you really need more gusto you can even sign up for a paid account.
  • Looking for a fun and pretty holiday treat to set out? This is even one that the kids would love to help with. It is easy and very festive! See for yourself and then click here for the recipe.




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Keep Calm & Make it Through the Holidays

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Mid-November hits and it you can almost feel something different in the air. Besides the crisp, cold wind chill, that is! You can feel it when you stroll into your favorite mall or store – a certain energy and urgency is felt everywhere you go. Do you ever get to New Year’s Day and think, “WHAT just happened? It was all a whirlwind!” The holiday season can be so much more enjoyable when you stay focused on taking care of yourself and letting the little things go. Yes, I know these days it is harder than ever to not want to keep up with everyone else and make impressive little custom Pinterest-inspired name placards for the Thanksgiving meal BUT really, wouldn’t you rather be in a better mood for your loved ones? Missing out on some precious sleep to make crafty goodies is something you might want to reconsider. Maybe pick a few special areas in which you will be an overachiever – an amazing Christmas lights display or tree decor, a couple of impressive new recipes at Christmas, extra-special gifts this year – but vow to not run yourself ragged doing it all perfectly.  In the end, the memories with your family are what counts, so stay focused on that!

A couple of tips for the season:

  • Keep a bunch of generic but well-loved gifts on hand and stocked up so you don’t have to leave your house at the last minute. There is always someone that slips through the cracks or who you just spontaneously want to thank with a little gift, so this will come in handy!
  • Experts suggest taking a time out from the holiday hustle and bustle to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, a steamy cup of soup or a “leisurely”, but healthy meal. This will not only fill you up but boost your energy and your immune system for all you still have to do. We have some fabulous ways to give you a little break from the holiday frenzy. Watch for specials from Belladerm to treat yourself! 
  • Don’t cut out exercise during this time. You may need to scale back to fit in all of the things you need to get done right now, but keep up some sort of routine. You’ll need it to deal with the the holiday hoopla you’ll encounter.
  • We know you can’t do this every night, but choose one night a week to wind down with a cup of hot chamomile or a hot bath about an hour before you head for bed. This will recharge your batteries.
  • Keep eating well and making sure that your body is getting vitamins C & zinc to combat the germs circulating everywhere.
  • If holiday weight gain is a worry on your mind, think about keeping a casual log of what you consumed each day. When you are accountable, you can make better choices. Better yet, find a pal or spouse to discuss progress with. And allow yourselves special treats. It is the holidays, after all! Even just focusing on portion control helps a great deal!

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Attitude of Gratitude

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

WebMD has an intriguing article about how our thankfulness can affect our health. The article suggests that if you want to get healthier, give thanks. Here is an excerpt:

“Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations,” Emmons tells WebMD. Emmons is a psychology professor and he explains how “gratitude research” is showing that people who live with gratitude as a permanent trait, instead of a temporary state of mind, can cope better with stress, and therefore are healthier all around.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here’s to a heart full of gratitude and a healthier you! We at Belladerm are grateful for the chance to serve you. Thank you for putting your trust in us!

If you’d like to read more, click the link here:

WebMD article

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Merry and Bright

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Now, it is time to plan your look for New Year’s Eve and the new year ahead! Make sure your skin has a glow from within by giving it a little extra special TLC this holiday season! You deserve it!  One way to brighten your complexion is by doing a chemical peel or photo facial.  Both treatments are very popular here at Belladerm.  Smoother, brighter and fresher skin will be revealed so you can put your best face forward and really shine. Call us or come in for a free consultation to learn about the best option for you.  We know you have a busy lifestyle to maintain and can’t afford to have lots of downtime recovering from procedures!

We also carry an awesome products that will give you the results you crave. One is called iS Clinical White Lightening.  This product helps treat hyperpigmentation in five different ways and also offers strong moisturizing properties and powerful antioxidant protection.

Another product to check out is VIVITÉ®  Vibrance Therapy. It is specially formulated with unique ingredients to help create the appearance of brighter and more even skin tone while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Click here to see Before and After results.


We hope to see you soon! We’re here to help in any way we can!
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Spice Up the Season

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

With the festive holiday spirit in the air and shopping and baking on your mind, be sure to not forget about cuddling up close this cold-weather season! It doesn’t have to be an entire evening in front of the crackling fire, gazing into one another’s eyes – you definitely don’t have time for that right now! Instead, look for other (faster) ways to inject some fun and romance.

Truly Spice It Up: Literally. Here’s a short list of spices that are meant to stimulate the sexual appetite: ginger, chocolate, and chiles. Why such a short list? Well, when brewing hot cocoa (made with 100 percent cocoa, milk, and brown sugar to taste, heated up and whisked in a small pot), toss in a few slices of fresh ginger or a pinch of cayenne for an aphrodisiac hot cocoa. Perfect for fireside foreplay.

New Lingerie: Yes, boys like it when girls dress up – some pretty new little things under your holiday dresses may prove very exciting for you both. Shop Christmas ideas here:

Music for Love: A little dancing in the dark is the perfect way to get in the mood. Blue Note’s Music for Lovers series captures all of Sarah Vaughan’s most romantic ballads (think “The Very Thought of You” and “Stella by Starlight” in one place.

‘Tis the Season for a Quickie: Between family obligations and Secret Santa sneakiness, sex may be the last thing on your naughty or your nice list. On the nice side, bust out your organizer and pencil in some alone time with your man. For the busiest of the busy, the bedroom may be out of the question. Get naughty by stealing cheeky kisses, squeezes, and more while wrapping presents, just before the folks turn up for dinner, well, whenever the fancy strikes!

Give a Sexy Gift: If you just can’t think of anything, chances are he’d be delighted with the classic ‘wrap yourself up with a bow and wait for him in the bedroom’ approach. That is likely his favorite kind of gift anyway!

Silk Sheets: Ooh, la la! Silky, sensual, seductive sheets will definitely trigger some naughty behavior every time you and your guy climb into bed.

Massage Candles: Keep the fire burning with these enticing candles. Alluring scents of cocoa and figs create a romantic setting for an innocent massage or something steamier. Candles come in gorgeous porcelain containers, each with a different subtle but sensual design. For some extra heat, blow out the flame and pour the wax over his body to use as massage oil. Click this link to see a sampler set – a perfect way to try them out:

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