Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Nico Tortorella

In answer to your many questions about whether or not SkinOwl oils are JUST for women, we are here to tell you that men use them too! It’s easy to use, it leaves men’s skin feeling moisturized and balanced (and flawless post-shave), and it smells delicious. Here’s just one of our gorgeous male clients….
Nico Tortorella

You might recognize this stunner from FOX’s The Following; his name is Nico Tortorella and he plays “Jacob,” the boy next door with more than a little charm up his sleeve.  With Nico’s grueling schedule and time spent under lights, it’s important for his skincare regimen to be easy, quick, and of course, relaxing!  We just had to share Nico’s contagious SkinOwl Glow.  Nico’s choice Argan Infusion?  Geranium for decongesting and balancing his on-the-go skin!

Gift your sweetie his own bottle HERE.

Need help picking out the perfect infusion? We are here to help! Shoot us an email at info@skinowl.com.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Things We Love: SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer

sparitual vegan nail laquer

There is so much amazing nail art out there right now and we love to partake!  BUT, a lot of nail polish on the market right now contains ingredients that can be harmful to your skin and nails.  However,  SpaRitual lacquers are vegan and free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and DBP.  SpaRitual does not test on animals or use animal by-products in any formulations.  In other words, this is an amazing product that we just can’t get enough of!

 

Each nail color is carefully hand-blended for superior shine, dry time, and coverage. They are crafted in Italy from reusable glass, PLUS each nail lacquer is topped with a sleek, patented Plum Cap® that opens easily with a non- slip grip.

 

AND SpaRitual nail polishes DO NOT have any of the following
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

 

Basically, the next time you are thinking about painting your nails, reach for a bottle of SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer!  There are a ton of amazing colors to choose from right now on Sephora.com!

 

Now that you’ve got your polish, here’s some fun nail art inspiration to perfect your gorgeous, AND HEALTHY, look! Click HERE!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Tribal Nail Art

Once again, tribal prints are a huge trend in the world of clothing this summer, so we figured it was only a matter of time before tribal made its way to our nails! These prints are expressive and exciting, and as always, we love the fact that you can take any trend and keep it simple and neutral, OR take it to the extreme with bold colors and shapes!

 

Check out some of the fun tribal nail art that inspired us…

tribal nails blue grey

 

tribal nails yellow red

 

tribal nails pink blue

 

tribal nails orange yellow pink

tribal nails blue orange

 

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Things We Love: Yoga Benefits

We love yoga! Just in case you are new to yoga or you are thinking about trying it for the first time, we recommend taking a look at this chart which highlights the benefits of doing yoga on a regular basis.  And for those seasoned yogis, it never hurts to have a little reminder! Our favorite thing about yoga? The way our skin glows after an hour long class. Between the deep breathing, the twisting and turning causing our organs to detox, and the perspiration, it’s no wonder our skin thanks us for the workout!
yoga benefits

 

Graphic created by: Design by Danielle

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Purple Mascara

It’s no secret that we love the color purple, so naturally we are loving the purple mascara trend!  Adding a color to your lashes is a great way to make your eyes pop without the added effort of applying eye shadow.  This trend works with any eye color from light to dark (see below).  It’s fun for summer and so easy to do!

 

Would you wear purple mascara? Which shade is your favorite? Plum, Lavender, Neon, Grape? You tell us!

blue violet mascara

color mascara blue violet

purple mascara

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Stripe Manicure

Stripes remind us of a nautical theme… which remind us of the summer… which of course, is a season we love!  So why not celebrate the upcoming summer with some nautical stripe nail art!  You can stripe any way you choose from neutral colors, to sparkling shades, to bright colors on each nail, and even different types of stripes on each nail!

 

Check out a few of the fun stripe nail art inspirations that we are dying to try…

peach white stripe nails

silver grey stripe nails

manicure stripes dressed up nails

colorful strip nail art

black gold stripe nail

 

What is your favorite way to stripe?

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

We love a good snack! But it can be hard to make a healthy snack choice. We don’t know about you but we often reach for something sweet or salty, which usually ends up being a cookie, a bag of chips, or  (GULP) worse ….like candy. We had to come up with a solution quick. Our answer to our sweet and salty sins? Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites!

 

These delicious snacks are actually good for you!  They have Pistachios which are a great source of vitamin E, a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, essential for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes and often recommended for healthy and beautiful skin.  And they also have Cranberries which work to enhance cell turnover, as well as defend against environmental damage due to high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin B-3, and vitamin B-5.

 

So go ahead and reach for this snack when you get that midday craving…check out the recipe below:

cranberry-pistachio-energy-bites-12-576x383

 

Ingredients

8 oz. (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds or wheat germ
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

 

Method

Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture — if it is too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of honey.

 

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

 

Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (Mine were about 1-inch in diameter.) Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.

 

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

 

Source: Gimme Some Oven

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Neutral French Manicure With A Twist

With all the nail inspiration out there, it’s sometimes nice to keep things on the natural side with a subtle french manicure!  Of course, there’s always a way to have a little fun with it!  There are so many unique ways to take a classic french manicure and add a little twist!

 

Like this ombre french manicure …
gradient french manicure

 

Or just a bit of glitter at the tips…

glitter french manicure

 

Or take the classic white tip french manicure and put a small line of black underneath…

black and white french manicure

 

And of course we couldn’t resist adding a tiny bit of color…

multi french manicure

 

What is your favorite type of french manicure?  How do you express yourself through your nails?

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Promos: The Parliament Has Launched!

IT’S OFFICIAL! Our brand new VIP Skincare Community, The Parliament, has LAUNCHED! Be the first to watch our Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video below to get a special sneak peek into The Parliament directly from the SkinOwl herself!

 

 

Not yet a member of The Parliament? Click HERE to sign up!

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Things We Love: Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tints by 100% Pure

The SkinOwl has found yet another amazing (and natural) must-have product!  Lip & Cheek Tint by 100% Pure is a natural formula that is designed to be used as a cream blush AND a lip tint.  This 2-in-1 product is highly concentrated with anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants.  You will wonder how you ever lived without it!

100 pure lip and cheek tint natural cosmetics

This product comes in the colors seen here plus several other options.  Click HERE for all the product information!

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved.