Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Envy On Alki!
by Diana Arney
If only all interviews could be like the one we just had with Trudy, the owner of Envy on Alki skin boutique on Alki Beach! Envy on Alki is The B-Town Blog’s latest Advertiser, and like we do with all new advertisers, we write a “Blogvertorial” feature story on them.
In order for that to happen, we must first interview the owner, Trudy Muller.
I showed up at Envy on Alki, prepared with my mini-recorder, and a list of questions. The boutique is the cutest thing youâ€™ve ever seen; located on Alki Beach, mere feet from the boardwalk and sand. Envy on Alki’s dÃ©cor is all black and white, and as Trudy says, â€œblack and white because the color lies in our personalities and with the people that walk through the door.â€ There are adorable table and chairs in the lobby, decorative mirrors with Envy etched on them, wonderful natural light flowing in with just the right amount of privacy for your spa experience.
As I sat down, Trudy asked if I would like a complimentary mini-facial while I interviewed her. Are you kidding me?! What a treat! However, I discovered that conducting an interview while receiving a highly relaxing facial proved more difficult than I anticipated.
Trudy explained each step in the facial process. From the pre-cleansers, to the exfoliation, to the High Frequency (HF) wand and the toner, Trudy takes pride in educating her clients on what each product does and the benefit from it. The HF wand sounds intimidating, but itâ€™s not at all. The most intimidating thing she did was get the big lighted mirror and look at my pores up close and personal!
Trudy uses two product lines: Dermalogica (www.dermalogica.com) and Vera Botania, and explained the natural ingredients they use as well as the fact that Vera Botania is completely organic. All I really noticed was that they smelled amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed identifying the various scents of each lotion.
Trudy has a special interest in helping teenagers with their skin and has been heavily involved with a teen line of skin care products and regiments specially created for their often problematic skin. Trudy remembers how difficult that time of your life can be, and having skin problems only made it worse. Now, Trudy has a teenage daughter of her own and emphasizes with her the importance a good skin-care routine.
Trudy enjoys hosting bride parties, where the bride-to-be and her select friends show up for a day of pamperingâ€¦Facials and mimosas for everyone! (over 21 of course!) Envy on Alki does accept walk-ins but appointments are always preferred. Her normal hours are from 10-4, but will be extending her hours during the summer months.
You know, itâ€™s a real good thing I brought my mini-recorder for my mini-facial, because NOTHING got written down during the 30 minutes that Trudy worked me over. In fact, there are moments of complete silence during this timeâ€¦I might have even drifted off; itâ€™s hard to tell. I do know that my face feels wonderful; incredibly smooth and soft and I left there feeling like a million bucks! Please do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Trudy at Envy on Alki the next time you need some â€œMe-time.â€
Envy on Alki specializes in:
- Express Micro-zone Treatments
- Facial Peels and Exfoliation
- Lash Perming
- Back and Body Treatments
- Brow and Lash Tinting
- Hand Treatments
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