Saturday, June 27, 2009

Head to Toe

Guess who has two products showcased in the July edition of Twin Cities Metro magazine!?
You guessed it!

FYI, I also carry #3 INtelligent Nutrients Aromatics.
It wouldn't have been very lady-like to monopolize the whole piece, right? :o)~

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nail Tips

After experiencing formaldehyde resin poisoning (yes, most lacquer brands contain formaldehyde) on a photo shoot using a popular nail lacquer brand, green celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp discovered SpaRitual while searching for a healthier nail care alternative. Jenna has teamed up with SpaRitual to share her knowledge from the field.

ChipTip by Jenna Hipp

Conditioning and moisturizing is a necessity for hands and feet to look their best. By applying Cuti-Cocktail Nail & Cuticle Oil at least 3 times a day, even over polish, you will be supplying your cuticles and entire nail bed with vital nutrients. Also, Cuti-Cocktail eliminates hang-nails, prolongs polish from chipping and is what I like to call an all around “manicure in a minute."

R e n e w Yo u r S u mm e r P al e tt e
Layer Your Favorite Shades

I was really excited when SpaRitual asked me to provide them with “Lacquer Layers” using the Cherish collection. The different formulations of these colors were so versatile and easy to work with! Intertwining polish from Cherish and using a few key colors from permanent and past seasonal shades proves that anything—and everything—is possible!

Lacquer Layers
by Jenna Hipp

Step-by-Step Instructions to Layer Your Lacquer:
Start with a great basecoat.
Apply a coat of your base lacquer color and wait just 1 minute. Lacquer should still be tacky but not totally dry.
Layer on a thin coat of your second lacquer shade.
Finish with your favorite topcoat.

Whirlwind Romance gives the nails a natural glisten.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eyelash/brow Crack

Ok, we need to'll write, you read.

Last night when I was havin' my hair done, I was chatting with my girl Miranda and I just had to interrupt her - I do that a lot. Interrupt. I'm too old to change.

"What kind of lash extension are you wearing, they're FANTASTIC!" I exclaim.
"They're not extensions." she replies.

"Wow, your eyes never looked like that before. Gorgeous." "New mascara?" I inquire.
"Nope, it's the LiLash." she answers.

Stop the presses! I could barely contain my excitement. I have been reading a lot about eyelash/brow stimulator's as of late and this brand keeps popping up in my research.
It's a sign.

Seriously, Miranda's lashes are practically touching her eyebrows!
I have even read stories of people having to trim their eyelashes. What?! Hey, maybe just lay off the sauce and you'll calm the crazy down. Ya think? Oy!
Miranda says she doesn't use it everyday anymore for that very reason - She's down to about 2 x week. She also has been using the LiLash for several months, but she did tell me that after two weeks, she could see a difference in her lashes - They looked fuller.

LiLash comes in what looks like a liquid eyeliner/mascara tube.
Before bed you simply paint the clear liquid on the flesh near where your lashes begin to grow from your eye. It's that simple.
One tube is supposed to last about 6 months, but Miranda felt like it was losing its strength at about 5 months.
Metics also makes a product called LiBrow. I don't know anyone, personally, that is using this product, but again, this brand keeps popping up in my research with very positive results.

Also, there is a pretty good rumor that a haircare line may be coming out soon. I'll keep you posted. If this can do for hair what it is doing for lashes, I'll say goodbye to Nioxin.

Needless to say, I went right out and picked up this eyelash/brow crack. You're gonna love it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Oh Daddy

Today through Sunday, Father's Day, receive 20% off all products for gentlemen.
Enter this code: DADSDAY upon checkout and your discount will automatically tally or mention this special if you shop in our Spatique.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm in Love.......again

Whiter Image Teeth Whitening Pen
Ok, this thing is the coolest thing EVER! - I know, I ALWAYS say that. But, I do mean it. Each time.

I can't use any teeth whitening strips. My teeth and gums are just too sensitive.
I'm kind of a freak about my teeth. I figure that since my parents spent a lot of money on these choppers, I should take care of them, right? Thanks Mom and Dad :o)

I have to admit that since I use Tom's of Maine Whitening toothpaste (non-fluoride), I don't need that much help, but since taking up coffee three years ago and since my teeth have yet to reach glow-in-the-dark status, it wouldn't hurt to use a whitening product, right? Drooling aside, all of the strips I've tried hurt my teeth and gums (I tried them all) So, I figured I just couldn't use any whitening products. I gave up.

Then one of my reps told me about the Whiter Image ToGO Teeth Whitening Pen. He said they work great for even sensitive teeth. I nod politely. But, what if it really works, I think to myself. And it IS in a pen form. How cool is that? Just brush it on, smile for 45 seconds, spit, then off ya go. Very simple.

I also did a bit of research and Crest Strips are 3% hydrogen peroxide and this pen is 9%.

• Triple-Action Accelerator Gel for your quickest, whitest smile.
• Refreshing mint flavored gel with hydrators and desensitizers designed for sensitive teeth
• Convenient brush-on system in a sleek aluminum casing for use anywhere, anytime
• Includes 4.5 ml of our proprietary 9% stabilized hydrogen peroxide gel with 60+ applications
• Gel dries quickly to ensure maximum coverage

Friday, June 12, 2009

Self-Tanning Lotion

Allison Kaplan of AliShops was a guest on FM107.1 Lori and Julia show, on the 2nd hour of the Tuesday, June 9th show.

The girls were talking about self-tanners/bronzers and Allison mentioned that she really likes the Phytoceane Self-Tanning Lotion.

Yay for me!....oh ya, and Phytoceane.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kinky-Curly Prices

New pricing is now in effect.
Due to an increase in the cost of some raw plant materials the price of the Curling Custard will be increased to $30. So, now may be a good time to stock up!
There will soon be an 8oz jar coming out that will be priced at $17. All other products will remain the same price.

Kinky-Curly is making a few changes to a couple of products that have only been available on their site. When those changes are done, we'll be carrying those products.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Skincare for Men

Skincare for men is A NECESSITY...  

• Because men are subject to stress and external aggressions, i.e. climate, pollution, and cigarette smoke, this can wreak havoc on their skin. Plus the daily shaving routine causes additional dehydration and sensitivity on the skin’s surface. On average, during his lifetime, a man spends six months shaving to remove the 15,000 hairs distributed over 2/3 of the face. Shaving daily leaves 57% of men with stressed, imbalanced, and stripped skin.

• Because many men still do not properly use skin care products on a daily basis leaving their skin imbalanced (dry, shiny, dull...)  

• Because men are increasingly aware of their appearance.

Men’s use of skin and body care products is no longer considered occasional; in fact, it is becoming increasingly common.

Men’s skin is physiologically thicker and oilier than women’s. Thus, unique skincare products are needed for them.

A hair system that is more developed and plays a protective role.
Thicker skin: the epidermis has more cellular layers (the stratum corneum is 16 to 22% thicker than in women) and a higher number of cells so it is more prone to a dull, sluggish tone.
Increasingly resistant skin: contains 22% more collagen, which explains why the skin’s aging process begins later than it does in women.
Although the effect of aging doesn’t begin as quickly in men as in women, once visible signs begin to appear, they do so rapidly and the aging process continues to accelerate
Higher number of androgens: sebaceous secretion are 30% higher than that found in women, causing oilier skin, dilated pores, and a coarser skin texture.

There is a unique ingredient in Phytoceane Homme - A blue mico-algae.

These blue micro-algae come from the crystal-clear waters of Klamath Lake. They are renowned for their exceptional nutritive properties.
At the heart of Oregon, amidst a region of intense volcanic activity, this lake boasts a rare preserved ecosystem. It benefits from exceptional sunlight, 300 days of the year continuously fed by rivers and cascades from the melting snow and glaciers of the volcanic “Cascade” mountain chain, the water is absolutely pure. You can see 30 meters in depth with the naked eye.
This is the only place on earth where these micro-algae grow in their pure form. They help maintain the unique ecosystem of this setting.
Born 3.5 million years ago, these were the first microorganisms to synthesize oxygen and feature photosynthetic properties.
Like humans and animals, their cellular envelope is made of proteins.
Like bacteria, their genetic information is distributed throughout the entire cell, not just in the nucleus. This helps them to rapidly adapt to change.
These algae were chosen by for their exceptional properties and composition.

A concentrate rich in essential amino acids: lysine, proline, and cysteine.
It contains about 65% proteins and 46% essential amino acids. These acids are essential components of collagen fibers. They help produce hormones and enzymes.
A unique vitamin cocktail:

A: helps slow signs of skin aging
E: anti-free radical, reduces the risk of loss of elasticity
C: makes up the collagen and elastin fibers, anti-free radical
B1: improves microcirculation and the oxygenation of tissues
B2: improves cellular renewal
A great diversity of minerals and trace elements:
Copper: important for enzyme activity, increases cellular energy and the production of collagen and elastin
Manganese: protects free radicals
Iron: important for cellular respiration and tissue oxygenation

Also included:
Corallina officinalis: reduces blotchiness, improves cellular cohesion and tissue oxygenation. Soothing, desensitizing and anti-irritant properties.
Jania rubens: vegetal coral with moisturizing, balancing and remineralizing properties.

The Phytoceane/Phytomer Homme lines work wonderful together or by themselves. Start out with one product and add an additional a piece at a time.

I recommend facials a minimum for 4 x per year.

Please contact me if you have any further inquiries.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

KC, Oh how we love Thee

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Kinky Curly hair products!!!! I cannot believe how great they are, and how much they enhance my curls!!! What a fantastic product line!

Tracy D. - Van Nuys, CA
Be sure to check out the July edition of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Christy DeSmith, a curly-girl herself, LOVES this line and is including it in a story that is all about curly hair.