Thursday, June 20, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Salt-and-Oil Hair Treatment

You don’t have to travel all the way to the beach this summer to get perfect beach hair!  Just try this fantastic DIY that we found for a Salt-and-Oil Treatment that will leave your hair soft with perfect waves!  Just a few spritzes make hair look as if you’ve been frolicking in the ocean all afternoon.

diy salt and oil summer hair treatment

Mix 2 teaspoons fine sea salt, 1 cup warm water, and 4 to 5 drops SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (or your favorite essential oil) in a reusable spray bottle. Shake well to dissolve salt. Spray on clean, well-conditioned damp hair. Run your fingers through to distribute, twisting sections of hair into ropes to further define waves. Let dry naturally, then run fingers through again to create loose, irregular ringlets. For extra hold, reapply lightly on dry hair. (Shake well before each use.)

 

Source: Whole Living

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Skinny Tips: Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies

We love at-home remedies which is why we had to share this great chart that highlights 10 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar.  This basic product that can be found at any grocery store can help you out with everything from allergies to stiff joints to skin problems like acne!  Check it out…

10 ways to use apple cider vinegar

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!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wise Words: Go For The Great

go for the great

 

How often do we hang on to things that are comfortable because it feels good and safe?  Although it’s hard, sometimes you have to step out of that comfort zone, give up the “bird in the hand,” and just go for it!  You will never get to the GREAT without a little sacrifice or risk.  Sometimes things that feel “good” are really just “comfortable” which often means that you have to light a little fire in order to get moving out of that comfortable place and into greatness! We believe in you, so close your eyes and take that first step!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Promos: Jan Marini Facebook Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter our Jan Marini Giveaway going on RIGHT NOW on our Facebook Page!

jan marini giveaway

We are giving away a Jan Marini  Skin Care Management System to one lucky winner!!  This is a PRIZE VALUED AT $295!! You have one more week to enter the Giveaway and entry is so simple!  To find out how to enter, simply visit our Facebook Fan Page and read the instructions posted at the top of the page!  Good luck!

 

To find out a bit more about the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System click here!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Blueberry Mojito

Summer means all kinds of fun outdoor parties… which also means a cocktail or two (or three… we don’t judge). We believe in drinking responsibly, which not only means how much you consume but WHAT you consume.  If you’re going to enjoy a summer cocktail than why not get some skin-ful ingredients in there?!  We love this recipe for Blueberry Mojitos because it has… well… blueberries!  These little blue fruits are packed full of health benefits.  In fact, the antioxidants in blueberries protect your skin from premature aging!  We always recommend adding a cup of blueberries to your breakfast, lunch, dinner… or cocktail!  ;)

 

So go ahead and have a drink… your skin will thank you for it!

Blueberry Mojito skin health recipe

Yield: 2 mojitos

 

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
4 oz clear rum
10 fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar, divided
juice of 2 limes
6 oz club soda
ice

 

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, puree blueberries until smooth. Set aside.

 

Add mint leaves and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to muddle the mint and sugar. Add the lime juice, club soda, rum and pureed blueberries: shake vigorously.

 

Pour into two tall glasses, garnish with a lime wedge, extra blueberries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

 

Recipe Note: If you do not feel like pureeing your blueberries, just add them to the shaker and smash them with your muddler. It’s faster, just not as pretty of an end result.

 

Source: The Novice Chef

Monday, June 17, 2013

Skinny Tips: Foundation Application Guide

We love this guide from Self magazine because it gives amazing tips on how to apply foundation for all types of Beauty Buffs, whether you just want barely there or maximum coverage this guide will have you applying like a pro!  Check it out…

how to apply foundation