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Caudalie Giveaway

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We are so excited to announce our latest giveaway! Starting now, through August 16 you can enter to win 1 of 5 Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Creams! ($95 value)

This eye cream is the ultimate in anti-aging! Anti-Wrinkle! Anti-Oxidant! Anti-Dark Circles! Anti-Puffiness!

So, what are you waiting for? Enter now!

Fake the Dewy Glow

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A natural healthy glow is always in! While you can enhance your complexion with color, you should not cross over the fine line between fake and natural looking. Here is a super quick way to fake a natural glow. Start with a clean face, moisturized face. Apply a tinted moisturizer a shade darker than your natural skin tone, this will give you a sun kissed look. Make sure you apply the tint all over the face and down to the décolleté area. An example product which would be perfect is the Dream Tint Moisture Tint SPF 15 by Jane Iredale. To stay with a natural appearance, use a cream blush on the apples of the cheeks or on the top area of your cheek bones and blend. At this point, your skin tone should appear dewy or glowing with a touch of a natural blushing effect. Stila makes great convertible cream colors for use on the cheeks and lip, we love the Gerbera shade! To top off your natural glow and glam up just a tiny bit, apply some mascara either in brown for lighter toned skin or in black for darker toned skin. Your result will be enhanced and naturally beautiful facial features!

Make sure to enter into our Giveaway! See our Facebook page for details!


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In Indonesia a high value is placed on soothing rituals and the process of healing and caring for the skin. Spa rituals last for hours and consist of soaks, rubs, compresses and herbal concoctions that are applied to the skin to soothe, tone, purify and rejuvenate. The spa treatment process is especially sacred, sensual, and spiritual, and relaxation is prized and encouraged. Unfortunately in the US we don’t have many spa days, but we do love to relax and that’s why we love JUARA. JUARA combines time-honored Indonesian recipes to promote skin health and well-being with the best in modern technology to deliver effective treatments of the highest quality. JUARA products offer a multi-sensory experience with their elegant formulas and luscious fragrances. By utilizing active botanicals such as rice, tamarind, turmeric, candlenut oil, healing teas and red sandalwood, JUARA brings a bit of the Bali spa experience home to us.

If you could choose up to $75.00 worth of any JUARA products, what would they be and why? Tell us in the comments below, and make sure to choose wisely, because we’ll pick one lucky winner who will win their desired JUARA products (up to the value of $75.00)!


The Benefits of Ampoules

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Ampoules are underused skincare treatments in the industry. A lot of us have used them during a facial, but then forget about the lasting effects they can bring by using them at home. They can target our concerns, provide hydration, promote collagen, and help to restore our skin. Ampoules are stable, hygienic, and sealed until you are ready to use them.

Ampoules, or sometimes called fluids, can be beneficial for all skin types and concerns. They give our skin the necessary boost that it needs after traveling, post skin care procedure,  during dry winters, or after a long hot summer. The Babor skin care line carries fluids that help to boost collagen, calm and hydrate your skin, or provide your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You can choose from their collagen booster, distressing fluid, or the multi active vitamin fluid.

Ampoules are also great for whitening teeth! Try GoSmile products and their whitening system ampoules. You can see a noticeable difference in the brightness of your teeth in a short amount of time with no trays or strips needed.

Ampoules are also used for hair to help restore, protect and keep healthy. If you hair needs a little attention and repair, try a hydrating oil treatment by Phyto to smooth out split ends and provide damage control.

The next time your beauty regimen needs a boost, reach for an ampoule to get you the results you are looking for!

Remember to enter into  our GIVEAWAY! See our Facebook page for details!

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All In One Tinted Moisturizer

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Renowned dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross has an excellent product called All In One Tinted Moisturizer, which is designed to moisturize and protect your skin with an SPF 15. It also evens out your skin tone with a tint, while it provides antioxidant protection with vitamins E and C, and promotes firming and smoothing.

During a recent training I had the pleasure of trying this product. I was amazed how smooth the product was, how quickly it absorbed and how evenly it spread.

Who would be the person to enjoy this product? I would recommend this product to anyone (men and women) who want to moisturize, even out skin tone, and protect their skin from UVA & UVB damage.

Juice Beauty Giveaway

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We’re so excited to announce our latest giveaway! We have partnered with Juice Beauty to bring you our GREEN APPLE PEEL giveaway! Starting today, you can enter to win 1 of 15 Juice Beauty Green Apple Peels. This great peel helps to improve skin tone and texture and nourishes the skin for a healthy, beautiful complexion. To enter the giveaway, just click below and you’ll be taken to the entry pages!

Event ends on 3/14/2011.

NYE Holiday Skin Prep

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We all want to look our best for our holiday events, but have little time to spend on ourselves. We are here to offer some quick time and skin saving solutions for the New Year ahead. There may not be extra time and money for a facial, but that shouldn’t stop us from looking gorgeous and fresh like we just spent all day at the spa.


Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser, like the Atopalm moisturizing cleansing foam , along with your Clarisonic to get rid of dead skin cells are refine your skin texture.

Tone: Using a toner with balance your ph levels in your skin preventing break outs and will also refine pore size. Try the Skinmedica Purifying Toner, this will help with any breakouts and skin inflammation.

Exfoliate: An important element in skin care is exfoliating especially when you want to get your skin party ready. Try the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel/2 Steps Packettes. This is a very effective easy 2 step process that will look like you had a relaxing 80 minute facial in only a few minutes!

Masque: If you have time for a masque we highly recommend it. Apply a thin layer of the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque all over your face for 10-15 minutes to deeply hydrate the skin, leaving it soft & supple.

Moisturizer/Hydrating Serum: A hydrating serum is suggested for all skin types. This will prevent moisture loss during the day while protecting your skin. ARCONA Hydrating Serum would be an excellent choice, this contains hyaluronic acid which will bind the moisture to your skin and prevent moisture loss.

Eye treatment: For fine lines, and dark circles we recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Eye Illuminator. It’s anti aging peptides will protect the skin around your eyes while combating those embarrassing dark circles. You can put this in your purse, because is perfect for evening touch ups and photo opportunities.

It’s just as important to pick out your holiday skin care as it is your outfit. Put your best face forward and enjoy the New Year ahead!

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CONTEST: SkinStore Treasure Hunt

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Have you heard about our latest contest?? SkinStore has partnered with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare for the exciting contest, The SkinStore Treasure Hunt. The contest is simple… follow the clues and you could win the skincare treasure! All entrants with the correct answers will go into the drawing to win 1 of 10 Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peels! ($85.00 value)  What are you waiting for?

Contest starts on December 7, 2010 and ends on December 28, 2010.
Drawing will take place on December 29, 2010.
For complete contest rules please click here.

Opal Giveaway!

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The holidays are upon us! That means lots of shopping for loved ones, eating yummy food, celebrating, and probably getting very little sleep! But we’ve got just the thing to fix up those tired eyes… get ready for picture-perfect with the Clarisonic OPAL!

For the next 23 days we’re giving away an Opal a day! 23 days of pure Clarisonic joy! You can enter to win starting November 5th!

The Opal hydrates, smoothes and brightens the appearance of the eye area, visibly improving fine lines, under-eye puffiness, and dark circles. You won’t believe your eyes!

So, what are you waiting for?! Enter to win today! Just answer one question and you’ll be entered in today’s contest to win this breakthrough anti-aging device.

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