Monday, May 9, 2016

Things We Love: Our (New) Neck+

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We’re big on paying attention to the things that don’t always get the adoration they deserve. Especially, when it comes to you (our favorite people ever) and of course, your skin. When we thought about all of the areas that so often get moisturized, exfoliated, and peeled, we couldn’t help but think about how little love we give to the oh-so-often-forgotten neck, chest, and décolleté. And we get it. With so little time available for pampering, it’s always easier to care for your face, your hair, even your feet. SO, we decided to go a few steps further than “bring your face cream down to your neck” and give your not-to-be-forgotten nape a product all to itself.

 

Allow us to introduce our latest skin-changing innovation, Neck+ Concentrate. Formulated to prevent sagging and signs of aging, this potent treatment is brimming with smoothing, strengthening and firming extracts intended to lessen lines and combat crêpey-ness so that your neck and décolleté appear years younger. This non-toxic, ocean mineral based gel-balm is one of the first to specifically target your delicate skin, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

 

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Chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as Turmeric, Spirulina, Irish Moss, Yarrow, Jojoba Oil, Witch Hazel and a proprietary Ocean Mineral complex, this concentrate is good enough for your neck, chest, and under any of our AM or PM Beauty Drops. So what’s in it for you? TONS. Check it out…

 

*Instant smoothing upon first application.

*No sticky or tacky residue (double yay)

*Unscented so not to linger on you or your clothes.

*Side sleeper? Cleavage lines? Watch crepey lines visibly reduce in as little as one week when used daily.

*Too much time spent in the sun? Dark spots visibly reduce within 2 weeks.

*Skin’s appearance looks toned, lifted, and contoured.

 

In a nutshell, we love this gem. Our Spaghetti straps are in full swing and we’re not looking back. For a limited time, grab your very own bottle on Cult Beauty exclusively (and get free shipping internationally – triple yay). Give it a try and leave your comments in the feed. A simple NECK YEAH will suffice. :)

 

Happy shopping Beauty Birds!

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ooh La Trend: White Nail Polish

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White nail polish is popping up everywhere! Summer is pretty much HERE and we are in love with this fresh, clean color (which, yes, can look great on everyone). We decided to put this neutral nail to the test and round up a few of our favorite non-toxic polishes. We wanted high-shine & a creamy cotton hue that didn’t chip after 2 days. We asked around and honed in on three fan favorites (from top to bottom): Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace,” Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s “Feathered,” and Butter London’s “Cotton Buds.”

 

ROUND-UP RESULTS

 

Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace”

The website claims this is a “crisp, clean opaque white makes nails look like they’ve been kissed by a cloud.” We agree! We love the rich, creamy finish and HIGH HIGH shine. It stayed with us for 6 days before it chipped and was very easy to take off after a week.  Plus, it didn’t smell like your typical nail polish. It was easy on the senses, which we loved.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s “Feathered”

On first take, the nail polish was a bit thick and goopy. It didn’t settle into the nail immediately and took some “stirring” to get it around the nail without clumps. The color was a bright white, much brighter than Deborah Lippman, which we liked. It looked fresh and clean against our skin. Plus, we didn’t have ANY chips until Day 7. Success!

 

Butter London’s “Cotton Buds”

This snow-white hue was a TOUCH on the thick side. We had to wipe our brush a few times before applying. After the first coat, it became self-levelling and had a nice gloss at the finish. We love how easy it was to pull off for all skin tones, staying just this side of looking neon, but never chalky or white-out-ish. We chipped after 4 days on our pinky finger, but loved the color!

 

In the end, Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace” left us feeling fabulous! Delicious color, no chips for 6 days, and tons of shine, which stayed with us the entire time. Want to try one for yourself? Click on any of the links above! Let us know your thoughts or if you’ve found another fabulous contender.

 

Happy Polishing!

 

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Feed Your Beauty: “Sweet & Salty” Sweet Potato Chips

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When it comes to healthy snacks, we love a good CRUNCH. Throw in a “kettle-corn” taste and a savory sweet potato? We’re sold! Sweet potatoes have high levels of Vitamin A and beta-carotene, which categorizes it as a skin superfood. If you’ve seen Retinol and Retinoic acid, these are actually derived from Vitamin A. The Beta-carotene combats the free radicals that result in aging. Sounds good to us.

 

These days, it’s hard to dig into a bag of chips without feeling sluggish or “blah” at the end. So we decided to share our favorite chip recipe that didn’t come with any guilt or energy sucking. Check out it out!

 

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Vinegar

1 Tsp Sea Sat

1  Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 Tsp Honey

2 Small Sweet Potatoes

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First, cut your two sweet potatoes into small slices. Preheat the oven to 425 degree and place the potato slices on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake on 425 degrees for 15-20 or until EXTRA crispy. Mix the honey and cinnamon together on half the batch for a sweet flavor. For the salt and vinegar, shake up the sea salt and vinegar with the sweet potatoes with a bag.

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Voila! Now you’ve got yourself a delicious on-the-go treat. Enjoy SkinOwl Beauties!

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Promos: Jouer Cosmetics Facebook Giveaway

 

We are running an incredible Giveaway right now on the SkinOwl Facebook Fan Page!  Three lucky Facebook Fans will each win one of Jouer Cosmetics‘ brand new primers!

 

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Each winner will have the opportunity to choose the primer that best fits their skin concerns. Battling acne? Get a little shiny around 4 PM? Choose Jouer’s Anti-Blemish Matte Primer. Need a little plumping and firming? Choose Jouer’s Anti-Aging Moisture Primer. Both formulas are incredible UNDER Jouer’s Tints, as well as over SkinOwl’s Argan Infusion Face Oils.

 

All entries must be in by 5pm on Tuesday, May 20th so visit our Facebook Page NOW to enter! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Skinny Tips: Baby Rose Body Scrub

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We love everything about Roses! The smell, the touch, and especially, their nourishing, healing ability to calm and de-flame the skin from the inside out. Throw in sugar and our deliciously soothing and smoothing Body Oil and we might have found the best solution to slough off dry, dull, winter skin. Whether you’re making this for yourself or passing off this mason jar to someone special (house warming, baby shower, etc), you are sure to brighten the day 100-fold.

 

For this DIY sugar scrub recipe, you will need:

 

1.5 cups of plain white sugar

1/4 cup of baby oil

12 rose petals

a food processor

a pretty jar (we love clear mason jars)

 

Here’s how this magical little rose scrub comes together. It’s easy peasy! Just mix and voila!

 

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ooh La Trend: Cuticle Art

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First came the nail polish, then came the nail art, then came…The Cuticle Art! We are watching this trend take off here in Los Angeles and we couldn’t be more excited to express our nail-love in such a fun, quirky way. We think this might be the biggest thing to hit our hands since stiletto nails! Check out the guide above for tips and tricks on how to make the best of your nails shape and polish color.

 

Prep and moisturize your cuticles with our Argan Infusions for maximum WOW. This delicious treatment will penetrate deeply to nourish the delicate area, so that all of the attention goes straight to your fabulous nails. No need to worry about anything else stealing the show!

 

Have fun!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fabulous Faces: Street Skin (New York City)

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New York might be experiencing a cold front, but that didn’t stop us from storming the streets in search of beautiful skin. Be it freckles, wisdom lines, or soft baby skin, we are always smitten by the beautiful complexions we see on a day to day basis. We decided to take these compliments to the next level, in the hopes of brightening someone’s day. Sometimes, all it takes is one little compliment to put back the pep in your step!

 

While walking on along 22nd St in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, we spotted Stephanie’s peaches and cream complexion. All bundled up, amidst the cold, Stephanie still managed to glow (and with no makeup on!) from several steps away. We stopped her and told her how fabulous her skin was and her eyes lit up! Sometimes, the easiest compliment is just to say what you see! She was on her way to the grocery store and was kind enough to stop and let us pass along a compliment!

 

Next stop, Los Angeles! Stay tuned for the next edition of Street Skin! It could be you :)