Before I started at Shape, I had always been one of those girls that ran out to buy the products mentioned in a magazine's beauty stories. Whether it was a serum to control my frizzy tresses in humidity, or a nail lacquer to keep my polish in place for a few days post manicure--I thought I had tried it all. Now, almost a year later, and lots of experience helping out our own beauty editors, I'm learning so much more. Plus, I get to test out new treatments, like the Lierac Paris Aqua d & Radiance Facial I tried today at the Phyto Universe Spa on the Upper East Side. This spa was especially unique because it felt like I had to leave the streets of Manhattan to get there, instead of taking a quick subway ride uptown--the inside seemed like a European botanical sanctuary and I immediately felt relaxed before my treatment even began. After my 60 minute facial cleansing and head massage I thought, who knew luxurious things like these would be part of my daily duties?