My Murad Facial Experience at Massage Envy Spa (Kapolei) + Giveaway – CLOSED

With more than 1,000 branches around USA, I bet you have heard, read, or visited Massage Envy Spa at one point. There are three in Oahu, Hawaii; I visited the newly-opened franchise in Kapolei, courtesy of  Murad PR folks who graciously sent me a promotional card inclusive of one-hour facial session.

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Located at Kapolei Commons (beside Pier 1 Imports and few doors away from Down to Earth), the ambience inside instantly made me feel comfortable and relaxed. With tropical setting, soothing music and cozy sitting area, I did get positive vibes the moment I entered and sat. I was then greeted by Sarah who gave me some forms to fill out (brief health information, skincare treatments done in the past, skincare goal, etc.). After that, we did a quick tour of the place (14 rooms in total). While waiting for the esthetician assigned to me, I had the pleasure of meeting Nathan McFarland, the owner of three franchises in Oahu (the other two are located in Pearl City and Kaneohe). 

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reception/ waiting area
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Murad products in the shelves

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One of the massage rooms

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where I had my facial

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clean restroom 

Finally, Danyka (esthetician) came and escorted me to the room.  After a quick surveillance of my face, I hopped on the perfectly-warmed bed and allowed her magic to commence. Clear skin and rejuvenated visage, not  a tall order eh? She used several Murad products starting with my favorite Vitamin C essential cleanser, followed with hydrating toner, salicylic acid, glycolic, avocado mask, among others. See I wasn’t really up to memorizing the sequence, I just want to enjoy the experience so I may have missed something, plus my eyes are closed all throughout, oki? With a facial steamer near me to open congested pores and Danyka’s ever so gentle strokes, my acne-prone and aging skin was cleansed, exfoliated, extracted (few breakouts) and hydrated. She also massaged my neck, arms and hands, just what I needed after a tiring week at work!

My expectations were met above and beyond. I told Nathan that the interiors impressed me (nothing like the generic video I watched from Massage Envy Spa website). It’s spacious and inviting (‘kinda like a mini Laniwai Spa in Aulani sans the frills/jacuzzi/sauna). The staff is accommodating (especially Sarah) and Danyka was simply amazing! Long story short, I signed up for membership so I am definitely going back month after month, alternating with body massage and facial. Or probably both, because why not.

After the facial: ‘lil blushed from the treatment but nothing on the face. I mean except for red lippy (you know I have to retouch the lips or I’m caught dead, haha)

Now on to the giveaway! Win my favorite line from Murad! This kit features Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen: Essential- C Cleanser, Essential- C Day Moisture, Rapid Age Spot and Lightening Serum (all reviewed here), Intensive-C Radiance Peel and Instant Radiance Eye Cream. Just comment below with something worthwhile to read (anything goes, except enter me). I will contact the winner and Murad will ship the prize. Open to USA and Canada TheFabZilla blog followers. Starts 7/20/15 and ends 7/27/15. Good luck!



  1. July 20, 2015 / 7:41 am

    We have a Massage Envy just 5 minutes down the road! I may have to check them out, because I lost my regular massage therapist and poor hubby's hands are getting tired! lol. You look great, love how you touched up the lippy! lol. You do have your image to maintain, I know.. lol

    • July 20, 2015 / 7:45 am

      You should check it out Nidia. Hopefully your branch is nice too. The prices are reasonable that's why I signed up. LOL on the image, you sound like my hub, hahaha!

  2. July 20, 2015 / 8:32 am

    OOOOO This sounds super nice. A friend of mine in FL was the manager of the local Massage Envy. I never went in but I think I should have.

  3. July 20, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful experience! I think my skin is overdue for a nice facial, although so far I managed to get by with at-home peels and microdermabrasion.

  4. July 20, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    We have a Massage Envy nearby, but yours definitly looks nicer then ours. Also I had no idea they did facials, since my mother in law goes there for just body massages. I'll definitly need to check the out now!

    • July 24, 2015 / 5:48 am

      According to the owner of this particular franchise, he had to tweak the interiors so it looks moor tropical and Hawaiian

  5. July 20, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    I less than two weeks we are headed to the beach and I can't wait, nothing but sun and fun with my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. July 20, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    What a wonderful experience you had! The Spa is gorgeous, and your skin looks amazing and luminous!

  7. July 20, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    would love to get facials more often. I've only had two and they just make my skin feel and look amazing!!

  8. July 20, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    I JUST went to Massage Envy yesterday to use a gift card the ManFriend had given me for my birthday! I got an hour-long deep tissue massage and it was wonderful. While I was waiting, though, I noticed they used Murad products and had heard great things from friends about how great the brand's products were. Glad to know that ME's facial services seem as great as their massages!

  9. July 20, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I just went to a Massage Envy to get a massage yesterday! I had a gift card from the ManFriend and got an hour-long deep tissue massage. It was wonderful, and while I was waiting I noticed they used Murad products for facial treatments… I've had friends rave about the brand's skincare line.

  10. July 20, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    I get promos from Massage Envy all the time, but I've never been there. I had no idea that they used Murad products, and I never thought of ME for a facial! Now I will. The Murad product collection sounds fabulous!

  11. July 20, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    I've never had a facial or tried Murad. It sounds like a relaxing experience.

  12. July 20, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Sounds fantastic!

  13. July 20, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    I have never had a facial in my life and would love to have one! 🙂 Your skin is so pretty. I am trying to drink nothing but water because I have heard that helps greatly with skin. 🙂 I have tried Murad products once and I love it!!!! Murad is the BEST! 🙂

  14. July 20, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    I've never been for a skin facial – this particular Murad kit definitely interests me being that it's geared toward dark spots and pigmentation. It's also an affordable price point to try out a number of products from the line. I always hear nothing but rave reviews of their products too. Would love to be entered.

  15. July 20, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    I love going to the spa to get deep tissue massages, followed by the steam room and sauna. Luxury:-) I've also gotten a few facials, always nice as well.

  16. July 20, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    That facial sounds heavenly! Definitely some well deserved pampering after a long work week. Your skin looks glowey and rejuvenated in your after shot.

  17. July 20, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    I would love to have a facial.

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  18. July 20, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    I haven't been to Massage Envy but I've had a Murad facial and it rocks!

  19. Emily C
    July 20, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I've been using Murad's perfecting cream for a while. I'm really wanting to try out their vitamin C line to help me get rid of some hyperpigmentation!

  20. July 20, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I've been so stressed this would be amazing to do! Looking into spas near me right now!

  21. July 20, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I love facials and massages and have been to Massage Envy for their massages. I would just caution anyone though that if a masseuse makes you feel uncomfortable, or does anything that does not seem appropriate, to immediately stop the session and let management know. Unfortunately, it seems that there have been a spate of lawsuits against Massage Envy franchises for unseemly masseuse behavior.

  22. July 20, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    I've seen these chains all around, but I've never been inside. The experience sounds lovely! I love Murad, and your after pic looks amazing!

  23. July 20, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    I want to go to one of these spas! I love Murad because they're cruelty free!

  24. July 20, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    There are a lot of the Massage Envy salons around here. I thought they were body massage only. Good to know more about them. The products sound terrific.

  25. Lisa
    July 20, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Wow, what a nice looking spa, I bet it's super relaxing!

  26. July 20, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Sounds super nice! Never had a facial before but I know my face needs it!

  27. July 21, 2015 / 9:11 am

    What a beautifully decorated branch! It sounds like a great place! Murad makes so many great products!

  28. July 21, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    That spa sounds amazing. So glad you got to pamper yourself a little with this treatment!

  29. July 21, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Your skin looks great post-facial but I suspect you have amazing, healthy skin to begin with!

  30. July 21, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    The inside really does look nice. I'm all about the spa experience and I think I would have enjoyed this too as you did. Great for a little "me time".

  31. July 21, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    A facial sounds amazing right about now! It looks like a beautiful location.

  32. July 22, 2015 / 3:58 am

    These sound like amazing products, I've been interested in trying their products for quite a while. I hear about them often!! I could use a facial right now haha!

  33. July 22, 2015 / 7:14 am

    I am exited to try this Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen.

  34. July 22, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Wow you look good after the treatment I want to try!

  35. July 22, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I've been able to try some Murad samples from Sephora before and I absolutely loved them! My skin's sensitive, but has never reacted badly to their line.

  36. July 22, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    That sounds so nice! I've never tried Murad before. I've really been wanting to. I see so many positive reviews.


  37. July 22, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I actually just bought the Essential C Moisturizer from Murad and I really like it! I would love to try it with the entire regimen.


  38. July 23, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Your skin looks great!

  39. July 24, 2015 / 1:50 am

    Even though I haven't had one in awhile, I love getting facials. They're so relaxing that I completely understand that you may have missed some things. Even though I don't have a lot of issues with spots, as I'm aging I'm trying to use effective ingredients and this kit containing active C is super exciting to me. So nice! Thank-you. 🙂

  40. July 24, 2015 / 3:38 am

    I love Murad products but I've never tried their Vitamin C line. I have sensitive skin, unfortunately! Have you ever had any issues with these products making you break out? Thanks!

  41. July 25, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. I would love to try the Pigment Lightening Serum! I recently started getting Melasma and am searching for something to get rid of the dark spots.


  42. July 25, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    You know, as I get older, my skin just keeps changing. It is either very dry, or I still get acne! What the heck? I wish I could use a skincare line that will just make my skin soft, and moisturized! Help! haha

  43. July 25, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    This would be great as I'm pregnant and can't use any salicyclic acid or retin a peels. :/

  44. July 26, 2015 / 2:11 am

    I've never heard of Massage Envy, but I'm super surprised to see that there's one six minutes from my house!!

  45. July 26, 2015 / 3:15 am

    I live right near a envy massage in kenner, la. I love to facials massages from there every few months !

  46. July 26, 2015 / 3:38 am

    I love the Murad skinare brand, my face loves it…lol. I enjoyed your Murad review, I enjoy your entire blog though. Xo

  47. Jenn
    July 26, 2015 / 4:02 am

    That sounds like such a nice experience! I would love to try Murad for the first time. Thanks for the chance.

  48. July 26, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I am going to have to look & see if i have a Massage Envy in my area, it look soo peaceful & just a relaxing setting! I haven't had a facial yet, i don't know why but I love everything about Massage Envy & I deserve it 😉 Btw, you look gorgeous with just the red lippie on! The Murad products look amazing & I have tried soo may things but I haven't found anything i just LOVE, yah know! I would love to try this line out so thanks for this post, fingers & toes crossed & good luck everyone 🙂

  49. July 26, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I am really interested in trying out the Murad line of products. I have heard so many great things.

  50. July 27, 2015 / 1:11 am

    What a fun experience. I've never had a facial besides just doing face masks for myself at home but it sounds like such a nice treat 🙂 I just started getting into Murad. So far I just have tried the dark spot corrector but it's too soon to tell.

  51. July 27, 2015 / 1:57 am

    I've never had a facial before, I looked and there is Massage Envy location just about 5 miles from me, so I think I'll be looking into getting one done. I've tried Murad products before and have really liked them a lot.

  52. July 27, 2015 / 3:10 am

    Wow! It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I personally have never gotten a facial other than my DIY yogurt and avocado masks but you look so luminous so I might just have to go get one!!

  53. July 27, 2015 / 3:13 am

    Wow! It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I've never gotten a facial before other than my DIY yogurt and avocado masks but your luminous skin makes me want to go get one right now! I am super excited about the Murad products– especially the eye radiance cream.

  54. July 27, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Thanks for posting the pix. I've always been really curious about Massage Envy but never imagined it would be so nice looking. Might have to go check them out! I love Murad!

  55. July 27, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I would love to have a facial! It looks so relaxing. Murad products are amazing and I appreciate the opportunity to try some new ones.

  56. July 27, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    lol, i literally JUST made an appointment at my local Massage Envy! I woke up with a crick in my neck and knew I needed some me time tonight 🙂

  57. July 28, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Massage envy is HEAVEN! I love that they sell Murad there! Amazing product. I have only tried samples of their eye cream from Sephora 🙂

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