Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar

We love seasonal fruits, like peaches, because they are rich in Vitamin C which boosts the production of collagen, a compound that gives your skin elasticity!  So, naturally we can’t get enough of this Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar! Not only is it mouth watering-ly delicious, but it is great for your skin health!  It might just be the perfect summer salad to serve at your next event, check out the recipe below…

 

Fun Add On? Serve with a Blueberry Mojito and your skin will be jam packed full of skin-loving nutrients. You’ll be glowing by the end of your summer fiesta!

peach arugula salad

 

Ingredients:

7 ounces of baby arugula
3 peaches
3 ounces of dried cranberries
5 ounces sharp white cheddar, cubed
5 ounces glazed pecans

 

Simply combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing (recipe for the dressing listed below).

Simple Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
a dash of salt and pepper

 

In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, dijon and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. I usually double the vinaigrette recipe.

 

Source: Val SoCal

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Vintage-Inspired Ponytail Tutorial

Are you going to a special event this summer? A wedding or baby shower? A girl’s night on the town? Then you will need a fabulous up-do that can work for a formal event or a chic evening out!  We had to share this Vintage-Inspired Ponytail Tutorial, as it is the perfect fit for you next summer soiree!  Check it out…

vintage 50s ponytail tutorial

 

Source: The Beauty Department

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Promos: Jan Marini Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is…

jan marini giveaway winner

 

Congratulations to Denise Amara!  You have won a Jan Marini Skin Management System!  We will contact you via email with instructions on how to redeem your prize.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this Giveaway on our Facebook Fan Page.  We have more Giveaways coming up in the future so make sure to Like us on Facebook and keep an eye out for the next opportunity to win!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Things We Love: Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil

Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof

If you are looking for a fabulous contouring eye pencil that does NOT have Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates, then look no further! Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil (with a 12hr waterproof wear!) will enhance and play up your eyes just in time for sumer color! The silky formula is resistant to water, heat, and humidity, ensuring up to 12 hours of smudge-less wear.  AND this incredible pencil is available in a TON of amazing colors!

Our favorite? The deep amethyst purple, amazing for blue, green and brown eyed beauties!

For product info click HERE!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Skingredients: Argan Oil

argan oil skin benefits

 

Did you know that Argan Oil has unbelievable anti-inflammatory benefits and can tackle almost every skin concern, from eczema to acne? These are just some of the many reasons that we infuse it into our products!

 

We all want the best for our skin, but sometimes taming our skin concerns takes something more, something healthier, and something that yields better results in a short amount of time. Although it seems counter intuitive to lather OIL onto your skin, Argan oil acts as a healer and decongestant that counteracts anything from acne to wrinkles!

argan-infusion oil natural skincare anti-aging

At SkinOwl we offer three different Argan Infusion Oils to choose from; Lavender, Geranium, and Clary Sage.  Visit our website HERE to pick your perfect infusion, find out more about our products and how they can help you obtain clear, glowing skin!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Promos: LAST CHANCE to enter our Jan Marini Giveaway!

Today is your LAST CHANCE to enter our Jan Marini Giveaway!

jan marini giveaway blog

We are GIVING AWAY a Jan Marini  Skin Care Management System to one lucky Facebook Fan and it could be YOU!  Just visit our Facebook Fan Page HERE to find out how you can enter.  But hurry because all entries must be submitted by 5pm PST TODAY!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Apple Pie Oatmeal

Our mouth is officially watering! What is the old saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Does Apple Pie Oatmeal count? We love this recipe for Apple Pie Oatmeal because it’s a nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth!  This delicious treat is made with oats, apples, AND chia seeds; which we can’t get enough of because they increase skin hydration and have anti-inflammatory properties.

 

This recipe makes a great breakfast or dessert so go ahead and give it a try…

apple pie oatmeal

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup regular oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger + pinch of kosher salt
1 + 1/4 cups Almond Milk
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1-1.5 tablespoon pure maple syrup + more for drizzling
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts, for sprinkling on top

 

Directions:

In a medium sized pot over medium heat, whisk together the 1/3 cup oats, peeled and chopped apple, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1.25 cups Almond milk, 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, pinch of kosher salt. Whisk well.

 

Heat over medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring often. When the mixture thickens and the liquid is absorbed, it is ready. Stir in the pure vanilla extract.

 

Pour into a dish and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, a pinch of cinnamon, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Add a tiny bit of almond milk on top.

 

Source: Oh She Glows