Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Things We Love: Healthy Halloween Treats

We don’t know about you, but around this time of year we start to have a candy overload meltdown! Whether you have children in the house or if you just have a weak spot for the overflowing candy displays at the grocery store, it can be hard to quiet one’s sweet-tooth around Halloween.  So we scared up a few of adorable, easy to make, and healthy (yes, healthy) Halloween-inspired snacks that you can serve to your little ones, or even serve at your adult Halloween party!  Take a look and get ready to satisfy your monster cravings with a guilt free solution …

 

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healthy halloween snack apple pear skull

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healthy halloween snack orange plate

healthy halloween snack pretzel spider

healthy halloween snack veggie skeleton

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Skinny French Manicure

We love the elegance of a French Manicure.  It is a simple, classic style that works for any age and personal style!  But sometimes you want to take a classic and add a twist, which is why we love these thin french manicure inspirations.  Just by thinning the tips you can change the style ever so slightly in order to make your personal mark on this classic look!

 

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Things We Love: Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper by Jane Iredale

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Who doesn’t want fuller lips?! We do! But it’s hard to imagine how to get them without doing something drastic, or invasive. That is, until we found Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper by Jane Iredale!  This incredible lip plumper uses natural ingredients to give you fuller lips and boy, does it work.

 

First, the organic brown sugar gently removes dull, dry skin. With no chemical preservatives or synthetic dyes to worry about, eat the sugar crystals right off your lips! Then, the tinted lip plumper with shea butter and peptides will moisten and plump!  It’s a two-for-one system that we just can’t get enough of! You can actually feel this plumper working when the cool mint and ginger ingredients start doing their job! We’re in love.

 

Get all the product info here!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Promos: New Product Launch on September 18th!

One week and counting until we launch our newest product addition!

 

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When it comes to healthy, luxurious, and lush skincare, we’ve always had you covered. We’ve given you a perfecting facial oil that is changing the face of regular ol’ moisturizers, an eye cream that defies gravity on the lower lid and the brow-bone, and now….well, let’s just say we’re pulling out all the stops. We’re taking over the WHOLE body, one line, blemish, and dry patch at a time. We know you expect the best out of your skincare and yourself, so get ready!

 

One week. Stay tuned!

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Gold Glitter Nail Art

When it comes to glittery nails we say “Go for the Gold!”  There are so many fun ways to wear gold glitter on your nails, from chunky to fine glitter, and from simple gold over clear nails to gold over bold colors!  Check out some fun gold glitter nail art inspirations we found to inspire your next manicure…& remember, if you like the look, you don’t need to commit to every finger. Use a neutral shade & pop one finger with one of the looks below!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Wise Words: Season Change

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With the summer sun soon at our backs, we found ourselves reflecting on the power of SEASONS. How often a new season brings upon new beginnings, closure, and self-realizations that sometimes feel timed with the end of summer, fall, winter, or spring. If you’ve perused our blog or spent time following us on Facebook, you’ll see how much we love to post little reminders about self-care, in the hope that it brightens your day and puts a more confident pep in your step.

 

As we near saying goodbye to summer, remember to take with you the memories, the moments, the growth, the lessons, and the wonder this season brought. Fall reminds us to let go of what we cannot control and ground ourselves, much like a leaf falling from a tree. Cheers to an amazing season and more importantly, our season CHANGE.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Things We Love: 40 Days of Dating

As women, in matters of love, we very often ponder the idea of “The One.” Is he? Isn’t he? Will he be? How will I know? We recently came across an unbelievable tribute to the art of finding Mr. Right, aka 40 Days of Dating. Meet Jessie and Tim, two single Manhattanites with very different dating pasts, a present day best friend-ship, and a daunting dating future. Equipped with brutal honesty and open minds, Jessie and Tim agree to explore dating each other (of course, there are rules) to see if “your best friend can ultimately be The One.” Needless to say, with only a few days left of their 40-day journey, we are more than intrigued and holding onto the edge of our laptops.

 

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All the skincare in the world couldn’t take the place of the glow that comes with feeling love or being in love. If any of you are currently contemplating where you stand in your current relationship, check out this goodie we stumbled upon somewhere around Day 15 of 40! :) Before reading their online diary, watch this video to see a sneak preview of the curious lovebirds in action!

 

Enjoy :)

 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Fruit Nail Art

The nail art phenomenon is not stopping anytime soon! In fact, it’s only getting JUICIER. Does it get any more delicious than FRUIT nail art?  Whether you are a girl or a woman (or a little bit of both), we say get fruity! You can go bold or keep it subtle depending on your mood and personal style.  Here are some fun fruit inspirations to get you started…YUM!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Annie Tevelin

To all the Beautiful Women (and Men) out there who read our blog, I’m Annie Tevelin, founder of SkinOwl, and this is my personal Skin Journey…

 

I spent years struggling with my acne.  I spent money, time, and energy on product after product that didn’t work, on doctors that didn’t have answers, and, in the end, I was left with minimal results and feeling even more insecure than when I began. If you are like me, then you have been at multiple dead ends with nowhere else to go.

 

It was from this experience that I decided to get my certificate from UCLA in Cosmetic Chemistry.  I started to learn about what would allow my skin to heal from the inside out.  I didn’t want something that caused my skin to dry up & flake off… or get worse before it got better.  I was ready for results.  Pure, glowing, results.

 

After much research, I learned about the power behind essential oils.  These were oils that HELPED acne, not hurt it. Their molecule was small enough to penetrate the pore and cause speedy recovery on the most aggressive skin concerns.  Essential Oils like Lavender, Geranium, and Clary Sage not only calmed redness, decongested the pores, and boosted radiance, but also lessened the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  After a week of using my homemade oil “cocktails”, I noticed my skin start to clear up.  The redness was gone.  I wasn’t itchy or dry.  My fine lines looked faint and almost invisible.  FINALLY, I had found the results I had been looking for!

 

My skin had gone from this…

 

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To this…

 

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In the last two years, I have shared my oil “cocktails,” now named Argan Infusion, with women from all over the world & I hear the words I love to hear: “I never knew my skin could look this way.”  I wanted to share my skin journey with you, in the hopes that you find hope in YOUR journey.  Having challenging skin made me a stronger person. I was forced to dig deep and rise above the uncontrollable issue of “bad skin.”  It was out of my hands, so as a result, I had to develop skills such as patience, tolerance, and motivation, just to get through the hard days.

 

If you’ve been looking for a product to help with your skin issues, be it acne, dryness, or wrinkles, I have an easy, inexpensive place to start.  As hard as it is to try something new, most clients wish they had begun using it sooner!

 

We’re here to help you!  Feel free to email our team at info@skinowl.com so we can help you pick the Argan Infusion that is right for you and get stared healing your skin today!

 

We would love to hear your personal Skin Journey and share it with our readers.  Send us an email to the above address with your story and images so that together we can help others find their own fresh and beautiful skin!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Tribal Nail Art Tutorial

A few weeks ago we posted some Tribal Nail Art inspirations.  Our readers and Facebook Fans loved the inspirations so much that we decided to go out and find you a great tutorial so that you can get the look at home!  This DIY Tribal Nail Art by Nailed breaks down this trend into 8 simple steps.  We love the end result and we think you will too!  Check it out…

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