Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Call of the Owl: Owl Sandwich

We know that your mother probably told you not to play with your food…..
 But Owlene just might have found an exception to that  rule!


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How adorable is this Owl Sandwich and Tree Side?

 

For all the mommies out there looking for a great way to dress up a healthy meal, this will definitely put a smile on your little one’s face! Show them that eating right can also be a fun treat… especially when it comes in the shape of an Owl! :)

 

All you need:

 

Cucumbers, Pretzel Rods, Raisins, Carrot/Sweet Potato, and the Sandwich of your little one’s choice!

 

Bon Appetit!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Things We Love: Jane Iredale’s Illuminating Concealer

The SkinOwl just had to share this illuminating concealer with her favorite beauty buffs!

 

This product is unlike any concealer you have ever used! Its unique ingredients create a soft-focus effect that conceals while it brightens. With ingredients such as cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax it will calm tired eyes and reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area.

 

You can find cucumber & white tea in SkinOwl’s EYE cream as well! Layer the concealer overtop our eye cream for the ultimate youth cocktail!

 

For complete product info visit the product page HERE!

 

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved!

 

(PS The SkinOwl used this product on Cynthia Wade for the Oscars!)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Oscar Nominee Cynthia Wade

SkinOwl Founder, Annie Tevelin, was honored to spend Oscar Sunday doing makeup for Cynthia Wade; nominated for Best Documentary Director for her film, Monday’s at Racine.

 

Here is a peek at what went on behind the scenes to get Cynthia Red Carpet Ready for her big night…

 

And, of course, the Red Carpet Finale!

Cynthia Wade (right) with Monday at Racine’s Producer, Robin Honan (left)

 

Want to achieve Cynthia’s Oscar look on your next night out? Here’s how:

 

Annie began by prepping Cynthia’s skin with SkinOwl’s Geranium Oil to give her skin a smooth, soft, all-over GLOW. After priming her skin with Korres’ Anti-Aging Primer for plumping and moisture and SkinOwl’s eye cream, Annie applied Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation and contoured Cynthia’s face with Guerlain’s Terracotta Spray and Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface. CCynthia’s eyes shimmered in shades of gold, russet, andbronze, while her lips shined in Bobbi Brown’s Pink Beige Lip Gloss. Mixing tones of pink, gold, and bronze set the night ablaze! 

 

Want to get Cynthia’s SUNKISSED look for your next night out? Say goodbye to winter skin with these sunny products:

Watch the trailer for Cynthia’s film, Monday’s at Racine HERE.  We love you Cynthia!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wise Words: Positive Thinking

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Words to live by! Nothing affects outer beauty like inner beauty! Happy, consistent, positive thinking is the first step to good skin-care!  When you have positive thoughts you feel good. When you feel good you are happy. And when you’re happy you glow from your head to your toes!

Sounds like the look we’re going for!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Skinny Tips: Homemade Cuticle Cream

Want to make your own cuticle cream in the comfort of your own home?

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Here’s an easy & fun recipe with no chemicals added!
Whip up your own Honey Cuticle Cream in less than five minutes flat. And recycle your metal Altoid tins! How perfect is that?
DIY Honey Cuticle Cream
1.5 ounces beeswax
3 ounces apricot kernel oil (substitute half of the apricot kernel oil with SkinOwl’s Argan Infusion for even more hydration)
1 tablespoon honey
Melt the wax and oil in the microwave, stir in the honey, and pour into tins or other containers.
Lather and enjoy!
Re-blogged from Le Petit Happy
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Skingredients: Lavender

One of the most widely known benefits of Lavender is respiratory relief! It is especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, and influenza. It eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm and defends the system against airborne viruses.

During this cold and flu season, it’s not a bad idea to coat your body in some Lavender Oil!  Luckily we have our Argan Infusion Lavender Oil to help you out.  After all, you can never be too careful!

For product information click HERE!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Events: SkinOwl at Kor180 in Austin!

Attention all of our Austin based beauties!  Come out to Kor180 tomorrow night to meet Annie Tevelin, aka The SkinOwl!

 

Here are all the details…

 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Things We Love: Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

This Just In! The SkinOwl has found yet another beauty must-have! 

TARTE’S Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush! 

This long-wearing, supremely soft blush is infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.  This product comes in 15 amazing colors and has a fade-free, flawless finish.  Plus, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place while also hydrating the skin naturally to restore moisture, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin. What’s not to like?

For product info click HERE!

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Cocoa Pear Crisps

We all know that sweet tooth snacking can be a dangerous habit! Unless you’re making healthy snacks like these delicious Cocoa Pear Crisps! This simple recipe makes a great snack or light dessert that you and your skin will love!
Note: Studies suggest that a chemical in cocoa protects skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and prevents the skin from aging.

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COCOA PEAR CRISPS

adapted from Food52

3 firm pears
3 tablespoons coarse sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Using a mandoline, slice the pears to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, ginger and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Sprinkle the cocoa mixture evenly over the pears.

Bake at 275 degrees. After 1/2 hour, flip each pear so that they cook evenly. After one hour, turn off the oven. Remove the pears from the oven and allow to cool. They will crisp as they cool.

And they will be eaten quickly.

Recipe Source: The Year In Food

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skinny Tips: Daytime Eye Glam

Try this DAYTIME EYE GLAM in the comfort of your own home!
What You’ll Need:
Eye Shadow Primer (First step before putting on any makeup!)
White Eye Liner (On the inner lower lash line to brighten the eye)
Black Eye Liner (Use along the top lash line and smudge into the crease for added glam!)
Black Mascara (Two coats)
One Neutral Shadow Used on the Crease (To create depth and make your eye look bigger)
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Follow this tutorial for a daytime eye that looks soft, neutral, and natural!
Cue the head turns :)