Pretty in the City - Miami Spa Month, LUSH Opens in Aventura and Model Latina

Summer might seem like the enemy of Miami’s pretty people – just step foot outside and see how long your makeup stays intact. Just because it’s hot enough to melt a matte lipstick on your dashboard, doesn’t mean you should be stuck indoors. So look out weekend! Here we come -- there are some great beautifying events to see and do around town. Get in your car, crank that AC, go out and indulge.

The clock is tick-tick-ticking for Miami Spa Month, if you haven’t yet made an appointment, the last grains of sand are about to trickle through the hourglass. Visit their Web site to see what’s still available and where. You might luck out at a smaller, non-hotel niche spa like Uhma.

On Saturday, July 26 from noon to 2 p.m., there’s a store opening in Aventura Mall that any beauty lover would be a fool to miss – LUSH is celebrating their grand opening with product demos, free goody bags (while supplies last), free facials, contests, food, and free giveaways. If you’re familiar with the brand, you’re probably like OMFG I am so there. If you’re new to LUSH Fresh Cosmetics click here to learn more about this incredible beauty brand. Soon enough, you’ll be in love with LUSH too. If you RSVP, you receive a special treat -– call 305-935-7022 or e-mail aventura@lush.com.

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If your search for beauty is holistic, and you’re on a mission for fitness and reality show fame, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity could be yours at The Biggest Loser audition. They’re casting season 7 and looking for outgoing, charismatic couples who want to compete together to fight their weight loss battle. Oh, and possibly win $250,000. Bonus! Parents and children, twins, siblings, married couples, co-workers, former athletic teammates, retirees, college kids, or just BFFs are all welcome. It’s taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Click here for deetz, and good luck!

If you love America’s Next Top Model but would like to see more of a Miami, Latin twist, set your Tivo for the premiere of Model Latina on SiTV – 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. The show’s being described as “The Apprentice meets America’s Next Top Model with a Latin flair.” Hmmmm. The show debuts on Sunday, but you can check out the contestants online now, and there’s a hot kick-off Party on Saturday 26th at The Fifth on Miami Beach. Cocktail reception starts at 11 p.m., and if you want to fraternize with sexy Latina models, you should e-mail rsvp@thefifth.com or call 305-538-9898.

- Patrice Yursik

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