Friday, December 6, 2013

Events: The SkinOwl Experience at Platino

skinowl platino event

Hoot Hoot! The “SkinOwl Experience” is back! Calling all event alumni and newbies to experience a day of skincare consultations and makeovers with the SkinOwl at Platino in Santa Monica! Whether you’re wanting to try out a new look, new shades, or get to the bottom of your skin concerns, we are here to help. And did we mention it’s all FREE! This is the experience you’ve been waiting for. You will leave looking and feeling you’re most beautiful.

 

DETAILS:

When – Saturday, December 14th, from 11am to 6pm.

What – Cocktails, makeovers, & holiday shopping! Get glam with your friends before hitting the town!

Where – Platino, 909 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

How – Call (310) 394-0044 to book your appointment!

 

We hope you’ll come spend this very memorable day with us :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skinny Tips: Double Line Eyeliner Tutorial

We love a good cat eye, but we’re always wanting to take things up a notch….or at the very least, try a new trick on an old look. Join us as we try The Double Line! We found this great tutorial that will give you this simple yet stunning sixties look in no time! Check it out …
double line eye liner tutorial

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Decorating With Sage

We love the holidays and we love to decorate… AND we also love sage (e.g. our Clary Sage Argan Infusion).  This fragrant green herb is not only great for your skin, tastes delicious in your food, BUT it can also provide a wonderful way to decorate your table for your next holiday feast!  Take a look at these three adorable decoration ideas that we stumbled across on Lemon Tree Dwelling!  What creative ways have you used herbs or flowers to decorate?

Decorate With Sage

 

Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wise Words: Thoughts Become Things

thoughts become things

Thoughts are powerful things.  Once you think something you set off a chain reaction.  First, it’s just a thought that exists in your own head.  Then you might share it with someone or take an action as a result of this thought.  Then it begins to evolve and take on a life of its own.  A lot of this happens on the subconscious level, and you don’t even realize that you are even acting on a random, passing thought.  Then before you know it that thought has become an actual thing, it has become a reality. So the question is… was that a positive thought or a negative thought?  It’s up to you.  Squash the negative thoughts and encourage the positive ones.  Only you can have control over what goes on inside your own mind. And our minds are way more powerful than most of give ourselves credit for! :)

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Carrot Chips

Sometimes we just need a snack! We’ve all been there, the 4pm lull, or worse, the midnight craving! But when this simple Carrot Chip recipe showed up on our Pinterest feed we just could resist stopping on it!  Not only are these a satisfying snack BUT the Vitamin A present in carrots protects your skin from sun damage and even prevents premature pigmentation, wrinkling, dry skin, acne and uneven skin tone! So go ahead and explore your inner rabbit…

 
carrot chips

 

Source: Pinterest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Sparkling Eyes Tutorial

Holiday time means lots of shimmer and glitz! We don’t know about you but around this time of year we say, “the more shimmery the better!” And our eyes are no exception.  That’s why we are trying out this tutorial for Sparkling Eyes!  We love this particular tutorial because it gives a warm, subtle shimmer that compliments your eyes rather than distracting from them! We will definitely be letting our eyes sparkle with this look all holiday season long!

 
sparkle eye shadow tutorial

Friday, November 29, 2013

Promos: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday

black friday banner 15 off

Join us for a HUGE weekend of savings! We are not just celebrating Black Friday, OR Small Business Saturday, OR Cyber Monday… we are celebrating ALL THREE!  All weekend long we are offering YOU, our cherished SkinOwl clients, a special savings of 15% off your entire order so that you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping or just take care of your own skincare needs!  Simply enter the code WEEKENDSAVINGS at checkout to redeem the discount.  Start shopping HERE!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wise Words: You Will Thank Yourself

you will thank yourself

Too often we do things that we think we “have to.” But who makes up these rules?! You are in charge of you! Only you can know what is right for you. When you live a life to please others or out of fear of what others will think, you are doing EVERYONE a disservice. Think about it… no one benefits when there is someone who is being inauthentic or dishonest.  Especially if that someone is you! Think back to the last time you did something out of a sense of obligation. Were you happy, or did you maybe feel a little cranky about it?  And did those cranky feelings maybe lead to a bad mood, which then might have spread to others?  No one wants that, least of all you! Be honest with yourself, ask yourself what you really want, and then go do that! The happiness that you feel will be contagious and that is when everyone wins.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Things We Love: Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY

We are planning our Thanksgiving and holiday decor, and we can’t resist something that looks good AND smells good… AND is quick and easy to make at home! Insert this Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY we found! It’s simple and inexpensive to make, PLUS the scent comes from natural cinnamon sticks as opposed to chemical fragrance.  We can’t wait to use these on the table of our next holiday party!

Cinnamon wrapped candles

Materials

Cinnamon Sticks
Candles
Rubber Bands
Twine or Ribbon

 

Instructions:

Place your rubber band around your candle and then place your sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, I varied the height and also varied whether the line on the cinnamon sticks faced outwards or toward the candle.

 

Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done!

 

If you’re concerned about a fire hazard, just opt for battery-powered candles. They also warm slightly, so the cinnamon scent will still be spreading throughout your home.

 

Source: Girls Guide To

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies

Ummmm… who could possibly resist the cuteness of these Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies?! Certainly not us! Fall is here, Thanksgiving is just a couple days away, and all of that equals PUMPKIN PIE! We’re getting creative and serving them in adorable mini versions to all of our T-giving guests. Fun Skin Fact: Pumpkin is full of carotenoids, which is a wrinkle-fighting plant pigment that helps to neutralize free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward aging. In other words, cuteness + good for your skin = a SkinOwl approved treat!

vegan mini pumpkin pies

Ingredients

 

for the filling:

1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk

3 tablespoons corn starch

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon alspice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

optional – 2 more teaspoons maple syrup

 

for the pies:

this recipe for vegan pie dough

crushed pecans for garnish

optional-coconut whip, or whipped topping of choice

 

Instructions

Make your pie dough and set it in the fridge to chill while you make the filling. (note-leave in the fridge if you’re not going to assemble pies right away. Dough will harden the longer it chills. If it gets too hard, let sit at room temp and it’ll become more pliable).

 

In a small (unheated) saucepan, combine almond milk, corn starch. Whisk until it’s combined and all lumps are incorporated. Add maple syrup, then bring to a simmer over low to medium-low heat. Whisk continuously until the mixture thickens and looks like the above photo. (about 2 minutes).

 

Turn the heat off, whisk in the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla, spices, salt, and a little bit more maple syrup. (Taste and adjust spices & sweetness if you want to).

 

Set aside, and let cool to room temp. (chill in the fridge if you’re not going to assemble pies right away).

 

Roll/form pie dough into mini tart pans, regular muffin pans, or mini muffin pans. (note – mini muffin pans are the easiest – just use your fingers to press a small ball of dough into each muffin cup – you will have delicious 2-bite pies).

 

In a 350 degree oven, pre-bake dough for 8-12 minutes or until it’s just barely not raw. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, then spoon in the filling and sprinkle with a few crushed pecans. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the top sets & turns darker orange. Remove, let cool, and refrigerate for 8-24 hours until fully chilled and set.

 

Garnish with coconut whip cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

 

Source: Love and Lemons