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SPF: Don’t Miss a Spot!

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Sun protection plays a major role in the way that our skin ages! While your cabinets and purse may be stocked with different protection agents, the most common mistake is the small areas you may miss. The following is a list of your forgotten areas and where you need to apply your SPF.

1) Your Ears: A very common area that is missed. While protection of your face is one of the most important areas, people often skip out on their ears. This leaves room to draw attention from the sun to that area and the end result is almost always a burn.

2) Your lovely lips: We understand that most face products would not be suitable for the lips or feel so great but you can find your usual chapstick or lip products with SPF. Who wants peeling, uncomfortable lips anyways?

3) The Underdog Underarms:  Another common area that most skip, whether it be with a lotion or even more the SPF mists. We already use deodorant in those areas and also think that it is an area the sun won’t shine so it is easily a missed area.

4) Your Feet:  The legs are always a focus point for application however most people stop at the feet. You end up with tan lines from your flip flops and that is just not cute.

5) Your Designated Part Line: Don’t forget that your scalp can also burn and leave you a victim of peeling, itchy head.  The easiest fix would be an SPF mist that you can just spray & play with the protection you need.

Now that you have a quick reminder, be sure it get the proper sun protection you need during these fun warm days!

Baked & Beautiful

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When it comes to perfect colors and makeup, it’s hard to find the perfect mix. Between a girl’s bronzed face and the rest of her amazing features, finding the right balance can be a challenge.

Look no further! The Baked & Beautiful Kit from Laura Gellar is a life saver. Not only has there been a kit designed for specific shades but all of the complimentary products inside that match/ stay consistent to your skin tone. This kit saves time and money since it provides the perfect facial glow, an amazing burst of cheek color, an array of luscious lip shades, a wonderful eye shade and even includes the beauty tools needed for the perfect application. If you have a hard time searching for your best beauty tools or colors…take a look at this stunning kit. It will amaze you!

Share the Love

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Whether on your bathroom vanity or your in your purse for travel; there are products that are multi-beneficial for you to fall in love with! Whenever we experience common skin irritations or allergies, it is always a comforting feeling when we have products on hand to reduce the discomfort. The most common types of skin irritation are skin redness, itchiness, and inflammation.

Say hello to my little friend, Love Balm by Jurlique. This wonderful product helps to moisturize, soothe, soften and protect sensitive, dry, or chapped skin. It contains Beeswax, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower seed oil, Avocado oil, and is even fragranced with organic Tangerine oil. With all of those amazing ingredients, who wouldn’t love it?! Pop one in your purse for skin rescue on the go or stock your house with this lovely balm and get ready to fall in love!

Experience the Spa with Elemis

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If you’d like to indulge your skin in the ultimate spa experience, look towards Elemis. One of their most popular and effective products to date is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

This luxurious cream features the marine extract Padina Pavonica which helps to offer great anti-aging benefits in just over two weeks of use. The product is tried and tested to reduce wrinkles by 19% and increase hydration by up to 45%. The formulation also contains Ginko Biloba to stimulate cells and Porphyridium to help promote cell regeneration.  If you have the consistency to use this product in your daily regimen and want that firm and lifted appearance over time then you should look into this gratifying product.

Smell Good with Nest

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Your daily scent doesn’t have to be limited to just your body! Finding “smell good” products for more than your skin can contribute to an enhanced mood throughout the day. You can find different ways to factor in products to contribute to your happy environment.

Exciting and new, we have added the product line called Nest! Whether for daily hygiene products or just a simple way to enhance the scent of your home, they offer delicious and relaxing aromas. If you adore fresh scents, exotic scents, or lively scents they have what you need. You can replace boring soap and even indulge in a new diffuser or candle. These types of products are fun and easy whether given as a gifts or kept as your own.  Besides, there is no better way to express your different moods then by scent!

Tame Your Hair During the Windy Season

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We are entering that time again! Time to converge from Winter to Spring with the uncontrollable traits the weather brings. This season brings cloudy days and wind. It’s difficult during this time to manage your tresses and keep it sleek. Luckily, we have ways to cheat around the road blocks!

Fight unruly and frizzy hair with the proper combat tools. If your hair is thick or coarse you can look to a sleek cream to nourish the hair, enhance shine and tame fly away’s. If your hair is fine you can look at different mists to protect strands and helps fight frizz with a weightless formula. Most of these types of products are applied at the end of your hair routine and take less than one minute. The products you can find will range from mists, lotions and even heavier creams that work to assist with your most current hair styles. Just to name a few raved-about products that relate: Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist, Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Frizz-Correcting Styling Lotion and Alterna BAMBOO Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream. All you have to do now is decide which hair woes you’d like to banish!

Perfect Protection

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During any season it’s smart to keep sun protection at arms reach. There are now products however to achieve more then just sun protection bringing you closer to perfection.

Why settle for less when you can get more? With recent technology advances, we are able to achieve better knowledge of ingredients and create products that cover many concerns. If you are looking for a primer to use underneath your makeup but want one that will smooth fine lines, soothe/calm the skin, offer SPF and give some tint to your skin tone then check out the Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream SPF 30 by Neocutis. If you want a firming moisturizer with SPF and the ability to conceal imperfections look towards the BB Cream SPF 27 by Boscia. Lastly if you wanted a SPF product similar to foundation coverage with added hydration properties, you can apply a product such as Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 by Philosophy.

There are many products on the market but finding one best for your concerns is just at arms reach if you look. I know that I love having a cabinet full of products that battle my skin care troubles and replace them with perfection and you can too!

SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Defense Serum

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Is your skin oily and blemish prone? Are you looking for a treatment to address the excess oils within your skin, prevent breakouts and help even skin tone? SkinCeuticals has THE serum to calm your skin woes.

Say hello to the Blemish & Age Defense Serum. This special oil-free formulation includes a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids along with 2% Dioic Acid. This serum can help to control the over production of oils within the skin, reduce P acnes bacteria, decongest pores, help prevent and treat hyperpigmentation, and reduce fine lines & wrinkles. Wow! You can address multiple skin concerns with only one product!. This serum can be used both day and night for best results after you cleanse/tone your skin. With all of the benefits listed above, who wouldn’t want to use one product for multi-beneficial results? I already have mine and now it’s your turn to take control of your skin.

Yonka for Men at

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In recent years men have increasingly become major consumers of skin care products that provide the same anti-aging and personal care features as mainstream women’s skin care and cosmeceuticals. Men know that shaving, aging, and environmental stressed can have a significant effect on their skin, and many are choosing to actively seek skin care solutions.

Made popular in upscale spa’s and salons, Yonka has a full range of men’s skin care from cleansers to self-tanners and everything in-between.

Starting with the basic regimen, cleansing with the Yonka for Men Foam Gel both in the morning and in the evening will leave the skin hydrated and purified. This non-drying botanical based gel cleanser is great for men because most prefer a gel consistency than lathers up and rinses clean for their daily cleansing needs versus a cream based cleanser that can feel heavy on the skin even after rinsing.

After cleansing with the foam gel, shaving with the Yonka for Men Barber Shave is made easy even for the toughest beard on the most sensitive skin. This product is a multi-tasker that provides not only a close and clean shave with reduced irritation, cuts, and nicks but it also acts as a skin care product leaving your skin soft and smooth.

After shaving with the Barber Shave, the Yonka for Men Lotion YK is an alcohol-free skin energizer that prepares your skin for additional product if desired and also improves the effectiveness of the products already used during cleansing and shaving.

For optimal skin care, we suggest an exfoliating product to be used 1-3 times weekly. The Yonka for Men Foam Scrub is a fantastic product that removes dead skin cells which helps improve cell turnover, it tightens pores, rids ingrown hairs and black heads and leaves your skin deeply cleansed. This product is to be used after shaving and before a skin cream and is highly effective in prepping your skin for the Yonka for Men Masque which will further detoxify your skin and brighten your complexion while balancing the epidermis.

For added treatment benefits, the Yonka for Men Nutri Moist provides you with vitamin rich anti-oxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stress while the Age Defense will help combat the signs of aging. You can use one or both as need to give you softer, smoother, healthier skin. Top off your regimen with the Under Eye Gel both morning and evening to complete your skin care routine.

Check out the full Yonka Skin Care for Men product line at!

Top Five Masks at

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For many of our customers masks are an important part of an at home spa experience and ongoing maintenance process that provides the ultimate results in at home skin care. Our staff of beauty junkies and customers a like all have their favorites. Below are some of the top mask picks and the reasons why people love them.

The DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask. With 26 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars this mask is an excellent option for those with acne, hormonal acne, or acne prone skin. Used as directed this product helps to reduce problems associated with oily skin while leaving the skin soft and smooth. Its excellent for reducing blemishes, blackheads, and some have even reported a reduction in the appearance of large pores! This mask gets an overwhelming thumbs up by our beauty community.

The Astara Blue Flame Purification. With 21 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars the Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask purifies and extracts your pores. With its natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial benefits this mask makes for an excellent night time spot treatment for pesky blemishes and also does an excellent job with blackheads, oil control, and soothing irritated skin when used as directed. It not only helps take the red out, but will reduce the swelling and irritation associated with the occasional pimple. Two key ingredients that make this product so effective are the kaolin and tea tree oil, both excellent ingredients to look for when you have problematic skin.

M.D. Forte Skin Rejuvenation Hydra-Masque. With 13 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars the hydra-masque leaves your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and brighter. You can leave this mask on overnight for additional hydrating benefits or use as a regular mask twice weekly for maintenance. This masque does contain 10% Glycolic Compound and 1% Salicylic acid so it works two ways in the sense that it will help you maintain clear skin while providing exfoliation of dead skin cell. It also contains beneficial antioxidants vitamins A and E to help repair and protect your skin.

NUXE Masque Frias Hydrant Refreshing and Relaxing Moisture Mask. With 9 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 starts this mask is my “go to” solution for dehydrated skin. Whether you naturally tend to be dry or if you live in a dry climate, this product is a tall glass of water for your skin, is ultra-gentle, and cream based to help sooth stressed skin.

L’Occitance Immortelle Face Cream Mask. With 9 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 this cream based mask provides an intense infusion of moisture for dry skin. This mask is enriched with vitamins A and E and contains rice peptides and shea butter making this an ultra-rich product for even the driest of skin types.

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