Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …


clever cookie design ideas

clever cookie design ideas glasses

Source: Babes in Boyland

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Christmas-Inspired Nail Art

If you’ve been following us, you know we are big fans of celebrating the holidays in style and with nail art! This holiday season, we’ve seen everything from candy canes to snowmen to glitter, and we love the festive spirit! Here are a few of our favorites …
christmas nail art candy cane  christmas nail art red gold french tip christmas nail art santa belts christmas nail art snowflake

christmas nail art snowman

christmas nail art gold glitter

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.



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 :)

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

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


Cinnamon Sticks
Rubber Bands
Twine or Ribbon



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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Things We Love: SkinOwl’s Limited Edition Hand Poured Candles

candles banner


SkinOwl proudly introduces “Glow” and “Radiance,” our first round of exclusive, hand poured candles made specifically for our beloved customers this holiday season!  These delicious, soy-based candles are made right in our hometown of West Hollywood, CA by Master Candle Maker Timothy Jay!  Timothy produces his incredible candles for luxury brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and clothing designer Dana Buchman… And now we have the privilege of bringing his creations to you through two magical scents…


gardenia candle


Glow” features the  intoxicating aroma of just-bloomed gardenia still on the bush! This is the perfect candle for relaxing, replenishing the soul, and turning off life’s chaos.


Radiance” exudes the unmistakable smell of Red & Black Currant like you’ve never smelled them before! Tart, tangy, contemporary, and subtle. This candle is perfect for stimulating the senses and moving towards life’s many adventures!


Start shopping these candles HERE!
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Skinny Tips: Halloween Inspired Eye Shadow

It’s officially Halloween and we can’t get enough of all the fun Halloween inspired makeup ideas out there!  Like this orange and purple combo.  Not only does it have our favorite color, purple, in it, BUT it is a color combo that works for fall AND spring!  So go ahead and get in to the holiday spirit with this fun tutorial…
hint of halloween eye shadow

Friday, October 25, 2013

Things We Love: Candy Corn Cupcakes

We are officially in the Halloween spirit!  And who wouldn’t be after popping one of these delicious Candy Corn Cupcakes in their mouth?!  How cute and easy are these?  All you need is 3-colors of icing. Piping bags. Chocolate cupcakes. A knife… and VIOLA you’re ready to impress your guests this Halloween!  See below for a photo-tutorial.  (Image source: Fabulous Delicious)


candy corn cupcakes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Things We Love: Healthy Halloween Treats

We don’t know about you, but around this time of year we start to have a candy overload meltdown! Whether you have children in the house or if you just have a weak spot for the overflowing candy displays at the grocery store, it can be hard to quiet one’s sweet-tooth around Halloween.  So we scared up a few of adorable, easy to make, and healthy (yes, healthy) Halloween-inspired snacks that you can serve to your little ones, or even serve at your adult Halloween party!  Take a look and get ready to satisfy your monster cravings with a guilt free solution …


healthy halloween snack


healthy halloween snack apple mouth marshmallow


healthy halloween snack apple pear skull

healthy halloween snack grapes eyes

healthy halloween snack orange plate

healthy halloween snack pretzel spider

healthy halloween snack veggie skeleton

Monday, September 2, 2013

Things We Love: Happy Labor Day!

happy labor day vacation


Happy Labor Day!  We are wishing everyone a fun, safe, and relaxing holiday, and hope that you are having some fun in the sun today… AND don’t forget the sunscreen!