Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Skingredients: SkinOwl’s EYE

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So, obviously EYE is great for use around the delicate eye area, but did you know that it’s also great to put on fine lines around the lips and laugh lines around the mouth!

For product info click HERE!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wise Words: Advice From a Tree

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At SkinOwl, we love to draw inspiration from the natural world around us. Apparently, we’ve got a lot to learn from trees! In the end, it’s all about being true to yourself, taking risks, and appreciating life’s journey. Who knew trees were so wise? :)

 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Skinny Tips: Free Samples From Sephora

Leave it to beauty product mecca, Sephora, to give us an offer we can’t refuse.

Sign up to be a Beauty Insider and you will get 10 free samples, with any $25 purchase on Sephora.com. Already a member? Just login and start shopping! Use Discount Code
SKINSAMPLER. The best part? We are huge fans of many of the brands they’re sampling!
You’ll get to try Boscia, one of our favorite botanical skincare lines…
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… And Dr. Dennis Gross …
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PLUS, you’ll get  to choose an additional two full size product samples when you use Discount Code 2013 :)
Make sure you order before January 22nd to get DOUBLE your Beauty Insider Points!
Too much amazingness. We thought you’d agree :)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Nature’s Flu Shots

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Flu season is in full swing! Whether you are getting the flu shot or not, it’s always a good idea to boost your immune system with pure, natural foods!  Not only is the taste of tart lemon and spicy cayenne our kind of remedy, but one dose made us feel on top of our game! We’ve got to preserve your amazingness somehow. This seemed like a great place to start!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Shower Caddy

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Looking for a way to give your bathroom a little pizazz? Add an OWL!  How adorable is this Owl Shower Caddy from Urban Outfitters? This is SkinOwl Approved! We just had to have it! Click HERE for product info.

 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Want a hearty, delicious chili that happens to be healthy? And makes your skin glow? Look no further!  This chili is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free… and yummy! Chalk full of veggies, cumin, and fiber-friendly beans! Our skin approves!

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Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed

1 cup water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 medium zucchini, chopped

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

3 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

2-3 tablespoons chili powder, depending on your taste (we used 3)

1 tablespoon ground cumin

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings: green onions, avocado slices, cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, chips, crackers, etc.

Directions:

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the
quinoa and water. Cook over medium heat until water is absorbed, about
15 minutes. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion
and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, jalapeño,
carrot, celery, peppers, and zucchini. Cook until vegetables are tender,
about 10 minutes.

3. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
Stir in the cooked quinoa. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and
black pepper. Simmer chili on low for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Note-garnish the chili with green onions, avocado slices, cheese,
sour cream/Greek yogurt, chips, crackers, if desired. This chili freezes
well.

Recipe source: Two Peas & Their Pod Blog

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Golden Globes

Last night, at the Golden Globes, some of our favorite celebs proved that when it comes to makeup, LESS IS MORE.  The smoky eye and matte foundation took a back seat, while dewy skin and one pop of color took the wheel!

 

Jennifer Lopez captivated with peaches and cream skin, Amanda Seyfried took the term “natural beauty” to the next level, while Jessica Alba & Marion Cotillard popped one bright hue against their flawless complexion. Now, THAT is glamour!

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Who were your favorites?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Rainbow Owl

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Meet The Rainbow Owl, a rare species of owl found in hardwood forests in the western United States and parts of China.  How gorgeous is this creature?!  Don’t worry, Owlene, not as beautiful as you!

 

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Owlene

Meet Owlene, SkinOwl’s beauty buff mascot! You might recognize this purple
beauty from our logo. Owlene travels the globe looking for Owl Inspirations!
From time to time, she reports back to us and lets us know what’s happening in
the “Owl World.”  She comes across everything from exotic Owls in
their natural environment to useful (and adorable!) products that come in the
shape of an Owl!
So, when you see her appear on the blog like this…
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You’ll know that Owlene has given it her stamp of approval!
Of course, Owlene is very busy, so if YOU see any fun and unique Owl decor while out shopping (or any other cool Owls in nature), then don’t be shy, show us and we’ll run it by Owlene.  If she likes it, we’ll share it with our followers and give it Owlene’s Stamp of Approval!
Happy Hunting!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Citrus Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Beauty starts from the inside out!  Which is why it’s always important to eat foods that are rich in color and contain healthy ingredients! After all, you are what you eat.  We found a delicious, healthy, and easy recipe to start off your New Year right….

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Citrus Salad with Yogurt Dressing

1 grapefruit

1 orange

1 blood orange

1 tablespoon greek yogurt

1 tablespoon finely diced onion

1/4 cup (or slightly less) citrus juices

1 teaspoon honey

a few pinches of chopped, fresh mint

Remove the rind from the fruit and cut into thin slices, reserving the
juices. If you have a couple slices that are not the prettiest use them
for their juice. Waste not, want not. In a small bowl stir together the
yogurt, citrus juice, honey and chopped onion. Sprinkle over the citrus
and top with a little mint. Enjoy as a fancy starter or side dish this
season!

Recipe Source: A Beautiful Mess Blog