3 Fall Beauty Trends to Wear this Season

This fall is all about celebrating your natural beauty in the most glamorous ways possible. There are a lot of fun fall beauty trends to try this year, but if we had to choose one, it would be “the one-feature rule.” What’s the one-feature rule? It’s when you pick one aspect of your face that you love, and create a look that brings all the focus to that area.

The trend is simple to follow, and with our Naturally Glam collection, we have everything you need to practice it all season long. If you want some inspiration, here are three makeup looks inspired by fall 2017 runway shows. Make sure to watch the videos to see how to achieve each one.

The Naturally Glam Look

This is our favorite look for fall, and we wish we could wear it every day. We all know how useful it is to have an eye shadow palette full of your favorite natural shades. This fall, we took that concept and added some dazzle to create the Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit.

With these five, high-performance shades, you can glam up your no-makeup makeup look like a pro!

The Ombré “Popsicle” Pout

Do you remember the way your lips would stain when eating a popsicle? That is the exact ombré look seen all over the fall runways. It may even be one of the biggest beauty trends of 2017. Luckily, you don’t have to risk brainfreeze to get an ombré lip. All you need is our Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and a couple of our favorite pencils: Naughty PlayOn Lip Crayon and Berry Lip Pencil.

Since you’re playing up your lips in this look, keep your eye makeup simple with a touch of shimmery shadow. And add a rosy glow using Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush.
Look at Me Lips

Red lipstick is classic, so we won’t call it a beauty trend, but the makeup you pair with your bold lip can be as high-fashion as the other two looks. The trick to taking your red lipstick from everyday to right-off-the-runway is creating the illusion of a makeup-free face.

Wear barely-there eye shadow and add a hint of highlighter for a natural glow. To get the perfect apple red lips, try Gwen PureMoist Lipstick.

Practice Makes Perfect!

Whether you want to emphasize your eyes or let your lips do all of the talking, we want to see how you show-off your favorite feature! Share pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBriliance and @TheGreenSpa #GreenSpaCares.

Shop the Looks at The Green Spa & Wellness Center

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

doTERRA DIY: Festive Fall Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be glammed-up with some natural, skin-safe, food coloring. The options are endless!
Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Directions:
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

Back To School: Eminence Organic Skin Care Tips For Students & Moms

Whether you’re a student or parent, back to school season is a hectic time of fresh starts and new timetables. While you reorganize your fall schedule, why not refresh your Eminence Organics skin care routine as well? For students, we’ve put together a routine that you can pick and choose from to kick off your school year right. For moms, we have a couple of back to school skin care tips for busy parents. Make this season a successful start to the school year with re-inspired skin care for the whole family.

BACK TO SCHOOL SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR STUDENTS

After a long summer break, you want to return to school looking your best and making sure your complexion absolutely glows. That means protecting the youthful look of your skin, balancing oily areas and stopping school-stress breakouts! Here are our suggestions for Eminence Organics products to introduce to your skin care routine:

1. CLEANSER – Eminence Organics Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser

Formulated with our exclusive Youth Shield Complex, Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser both hydrates and invigorates the skin. This two-in-one step for both cleansing and exfoliating purifies easily congested youthful skin and helps speed up busy school mornings.

2. TONER – Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

Balance your skin with this revitalizing and hydrating toner infused with nourishing stone crop. If your complexion tends towards a shiny look, Stone Crop Hydrating Mist leaves your skin appearing fresh and matte.

3. MASK – Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo

The Charcoal T-Zone Purifier draws out oil, dirt and bacteria and leaves a smooth and matte appearance to the complexion.Deep clean and refine pores with our Balancing Masque Duo, especially formulated for combination, oily and problem skin.

4. MOISTURIZE – Eminence Organics Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30

Our Red Currant Protective Moisturizer from the Youth Shield Collection refreshes the complexion with sustained release tea tree oil, reducing the visible signs of problem skin. SPF 30 protects against the aging effects of broad spectrum UV rays, keeping your skin looking youthful.

5. TREAT – Eminence Organics Clear Skin Targeted Treatment

School = stress, which often reflects poorly on your skin. When stress-related breakouts pop up during back to school season, you’ll need Clear Skin Targeted Treatment to control problem areas for fast and effective results.

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR MOMS

Reorganizing the fall schedule can be frantic for moms, as well as for students. If you’re a mom who needs a skin care reset during this busy time, our Lead Skin Care Trainer, Natalie, has the perfect mixology for you:


 

 

 

 

 

MIXOLOGY – Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser + Lime Stimulating Masque

Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser removes impurities and tightens pores for a luminous, youthful glow while our Lime Stimulating Masque brightens and revitalizes your complexion. Together, the combination gives your skin a rosy and rejuvenated appearance. A delightful back to school treat for moms, this mixology will re-energize your skin during a hectic season.

Looking for even more “me time”? With the kids finally back to school, now’s the time to book that facial at your favorite authorized Eminence Organics spa.

We have both students and moms here at Eminence and we’d love to ask you – how do you feel about going back to school or sending your kids off? Do you find the change in routine stressful – and how does that affect your skin? Tell us in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

DIY: Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

Are your feet resembling sand paper at all? No worries, we have it covered! This amazing Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion is just what your dry feet need. It is a light and very moisturizing lotion that you can really use anywhere on your body. For the best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before you go to sleep. You will love the results!
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions:
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

Tip: For best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before bed.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

How to Shape and Define Your Brows Like a Pro

Eyebrows have come center stage in the world of makeup; a full, defined brow is in demand more than ever. Perfectly groomed brows frame the face, and if done correctly, can act as an instant eye-lift. They set up your eye area making any eye shadow, liner and or mascara pop and ensuring your eyes become the focal point. To achieve your perfect eye brows, follow these quick steps.

First things first, put down and step away from the tweezers. Over tweezing leads to overly thin and misshapen brows, which require more work on your end to make them full and beautiful again. If any tweezing will take place it should occur at the end of grooming your brows to clean up excess hair.  Remember, we tweeze our brows, we do not pluck them.

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

Brow shape is unique to everyone’s face. Eyebrows are not a one size fits all situation; what looks stunning on your best friend or favorite celebrity, may not be the best shape for you. Here are three steps to help you find the most perfect brow shape for your face:

  1. To find out where your brow should begin (point A), align the flat edge of a straight makeup brush to the outside of your nose/inner corner of your eye.
  2. Your true arch (point B) is found by taking your brush and laying it diagonally from your nostril to the outside edge of your iris.
  3. Determine where your brow should end (point C) by using your brush to create a line from the outside corner of your nose diagonally to the outside corner of your eye.

The Perfect Brow for your Face Shape

  • For a Round Face: To minimize the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of your brow towards the top of the ear.
  • For a Square Face: If the face is square, direct the outer third of your brow toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
  • For a Long Face: If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing the outer third above the ear.
  • For an Oval Face: An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.

The Perfect Brow for your Eye Shape

  • For Wide Set Eyes: Make sure the inner corner of your brows are closer together.  First, mark where your brow should begin by using the Eye Pencil in Taupe to make a small line towards the center of your nostril. Then, use all your other angles to determine where the brow should arch and end.
  • For Close Set Eyes: Try not to make the mistake of over tweezing the area between your eyes; this will throw off they symmetry of your face. All you need to do is use the Retractable Brow Pencil to extend the true arch point out further, to give the eyes more of a wide set appearance.
  • For Hooded Eye Lids: Your ideal brow is thinner. This will open up the eye area and it appear larger and wider. Try to avoid a large, heavy brow because it will create the illusion that the eye is being pulled down further.
  • For Deep Set Eyes: Your goal is to offset any of the shadows seen around the whole eye area. Too dark eye brows will make your eyes appear deeper set than they really are. So, try working with a lighter brow shade, and keep your brow shape more angular. If the brows are too round in shape, they can actually accentuate dark circles.
  • For More Mature Eyes: The trick is to not drag the end tail of your eyebrow down; no need to assist gravity. First, find your true arch. Then, slightly lift the tail of the eyebrow as you create the end point. This will create an illusion of a more youthful eye.

How to Define Your Eyebrows

  1. Once the eyebrow shape is determined, brush the hairs up using a little bit of Clear PureBrow Brow Fix Gel to show you what is going on with your brows, where you need to fill, and so on.
  2. Fill in any gaps and define your brows with the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit. Use small upwards strokes with the angle brow brush included in the eyebrow makeup kit to create lift and the illusion of natural hair.
  3. Seal your work with eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.
  4. Once your perfectly groomed eyebrows are filled in, you can tweeze away whatever is left over. This way you don’t risk over tweezing!

Share your beautiful brow looks with us on Instagram! Tag @janeiredale #BeautyWithBrilliance @thegreenspa #GreenSpaCares

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

doTERRA Essential Oils DIY: Yoga Mat Spray

Yoga is a great way to increase your physical and emotional well-being.  Whether you’re an extreme yogi or are just beginning, a good yoga mat spray is a must.


Ingredients:
3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar
Glass spray bottle
 
Note: Not all yoga mats are treated the same. Using essential oils may ruin some yoga mats. Spray a test patch on a small part of  your mat first to make sure it doesn’t affect it.
 
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on mat and wipe dry with towel.

 

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

The Eminence Organics Guide To Microgreens & Their Health Benefits

If you’ve heard the term “microgreens”, you may have wondered about these tiny trending plants. You’ve walked past their little bobbing heads at your supermarket, seen them piled up on plates at your local eatery, and they’re even showing up in the Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection

What’s the big fuss about something so small? With Earth Day around the corner, we’re here to walk you through the microgreens phenomenon and help you find out more about these environmentally friendly plants and their health benefits in food and skin care.

WHAT ARE MICROGREENS?

Microgreens are exactly what they sound like: small and green! They are simply mini plants – like broccoli, radish or clover sprouts – that are harvested in their seedling stage before they reach maturity. Planet-friendly because they require few resources, microgreens are ready to go in 14 days or less. These cute little leaves are intensely flavored and add a zesty accent to salads, sandwiches and even soups.

MICROGREEN HEALTH BENEFITS

Besides adding flavor to your plate, microgreens deliver nutrients to your body. According to a study by the US Department of Agriculture, the leaves of almost all microgreens have “four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.” As USDA researcher Dr. Gene Lester points out, “All of these nutrients are extremely important for skin, eyes, and fighting cancer and have all sorts of benefits associated with them.”

EMINENCE ORGANICS MICROGREENS DETOX COLLECTION


While eating microgreens provides potent nutritional benefits, using microgreens in your skin care products further enhances those healthy effects.

The new Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection harnesses the powerful actions of these leafy ingredients to cleanse and protect the skin from drying environmental stressors with these three products:
1. The Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil restores balance and removes impurities.
2. The Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant brightens and invigorates through exfoliation.
3. The Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment revitalizes and detoxifies dry skin with a lightweight gel cream.

Together, this capsule collection uses microgreens and ingredients like stonecrop to target the drying effects of pollution on the skin. Find out where you can buy the Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection at your nearest Eminence spa.

MICROGREENS, ROASTED BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD RECIPE


To experience the natural potency of microgreens both inside and out, you can introduce them in your diet as well as add them to your skin care routine. We love this recipe that tosses together tender microgreens with sweet roasted beets and the rich flavor of goat cheese:

INGREDIENTS:

Salad:
3-4 beets (we used golden beets)
⅓ cup goat cheese
2 cups microgreens

Dressing:
3 TB extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 TB white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Wash beets thoroughly. Wrap each one individually in foil, place on baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Unwrap each beet and peel the skin which should slip away easily, then cube.
3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with microgreens gently.
4. Crumble goat cheese on microgreens and top with beets.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

My father, my miracle man

My father, my miracle man,

For those of you who have your DAD around you this Fathers Day, I wanted to remind you that the very best gift you can give him is TIME. Sharing time together is the most precious gift anyone can receive this Fathers Day.  So never mind picking out a tie, an ugly sweater or the myriad of things that he can get himself and spend the time with him this Fathers Day.  When that time is no longer there, you cannot ever get it back.


My Dad was such an amazing man. There are endless stories that I could share with you about his character, his wit, his integrity, honesty and his spirit but the most outstanding thing I remember about my father is that he is and was a miraculous soul. My dad was a miracle man, as his sister and best friend called him during his last days. I though it was a fitting title to sum up his life as so many profound miracles adorned him throughout his years. His life was full of miracles since the moment he started on his human journey. All of us in life, when we encounter challenges have a choice to make. We can either choose faith or fear at every turn and dad always chose faith and believed In the power of the mind that makes the body can heal the body and all things natural. He had faith that there are healing powers in prayer and natural cures from the land and that if putting the two together, nothing could stop him and miracles were a plenty. 

My dad was born in Flag mount Feakle, Currackyle, a tiny spot in the mountains of Western Clare in Ireland way above the lakes and ocean. I guess he learned about miracles this from his mother first off, when dad was only a baby he was accidentally dropped into a pot of gruel or porridge that was boiling for hours over an open fire pit in his home in the country. He was burned all over his body,  “to the bone” as dad would put it. His mother quickly made a plaster of flower, clay and healing herbs and remedies from the earth and covered him from head to toe. He learned as an infant to have trust and faith in the healing process of his body. His parent’s faith that he would heal with no scars, no doctors and no visit to the hospital would be his first miracle.  Only a tiny patch where mom would check the healing from time to time. “Where she let in the air,” he would say, the only spot I got is where the air hit it. 


Dad got very sick around 14 years of age and was hospitalized in the remote area of his birthplace. I was surprised to hear about it just recently before his passing since in around 1942 there wouldn’t be a lot going into a hospital that would ever come out of one where he was from. The neighbors would send their condolences if they heard of the horse and carriage headed to the hospital with any child in it. He had a full recovery of coarse. 

Miraculous journey- dad stayed working on wet bog roads before he was of age by giving his older brothers name to be accepted for work before he was of proper age to work. He wanted to earn all he could for his family and knew he had to start early in life. He farmed and worked the land till he was 25 and set sail to America. He remembered how lonely it was when the lights faded into nothing as the boat pulled away from the only place he knew, his home. He of coarse never thought he would make it back there and didn’t dream of flying on airplanes and having a beautiful family here in The United States but all happened and the dark, lonely sail from Ireland opened a whole new life for him. I sometimes think of that story as I think of the time that he closed his eyes and sailed away to heaven from the place he knew here on earth with his family and I have the Faith that he is in a new beautiful place beyond words to explain. 


When he arrived to America he was greeted by family and lived with his sister for many years while her Clan grew and grew. He was always so proud and grateful for the time with all of them and loved to visit his brothers, nieces, nephews, aunt and cousins all in the OLPH Parrish that was then part of Bay Ridge and now Sunset Park. 

When Dad met my mom, he knew she was the one right away, she needed some time but eventually they both agreed that they would share the rest of their lives together. Dad fell very ill before their wedding with stomach ulsers, it was so bad that they had to take out ¾ of his stomach at the time and he nearly died. He was in the hospital for months, became immeciated. They tapped his lungs and left him in the cold for hours upon hours before his surgery. He never understood how he lived through it. He was unable to keep his promise to marry mom, as he lay dying in the hospital. No one thought he would recover and he told mom to find someone else and leave him. After her wedding shower, mom returned the gifts since she knew there wouldn’t be a wedding at that time. She hoped a wedding would happen but wasn’t entirely sure.Well she chose to have faith and stuck by his side and together their faith helped heal him completely in time for a beautiful spring wedding. Dad would always laugh about having to pay for 2 weddings- “a double indemnity” he would chuckle. “I had to be sure I was staying, I paid for her twice” She loved that story too.

My sister, myself, Mom & Dad moved to Bay Ridge from Sunset Park when I was 2 years old. Dad used to be a heavy smoker and probably smoked 2-3 packs a day. That along with being a Ground Hog, building what would become the Red hook tunnels in Brooklyn took a great toll on his breathing. He wanted to quit and couldn’t Every time he would throw a pack out, he would run out and get another one. I can remember back when I was around 5 or 6 years old and I woke up to a smell of smoke in the house. Dad fell asleep while watching TV with a cigarette burning. That cigarette burned the rug and the couch while he slept and could have taken his and all of our lives. That was it. It was basically him or the cigarettes according to Mom and he was equally fed up and the thoughts of what could have happened couldn’t leave his mind. Now during this time, you have to remember there was no patch, no gum, no Chantix or anything besides will power and of coarse Faith that he would one day break free from his habit. 

 His brother Danny told him of some faith healers and dad went off to get healed of smoking after one visit to the healer. His faith healed him of this addiction right on the spot. He never looked back. He knows of coarse that in those moments with the healer, it was his mind and his thinking about the hold the cigarettes had on him had changed forever. 

When I was a little older, Dad developed debilitating back pains and when the doctors told him there is nothing more they Can do and he would be living the rest of his life in a wheelchair, he turned to alternative medicine. Chiropractic care and acupuncture cured him and he went on to work many years after that with no pain at all and walked up until his very last days in the hospital. 

He would always say there is nothing like the natural cures and so when I told him I wanted to drop out of college and become a massage therapist he was taken for a loop. At first he had to wrap his head around how would anyone pay you for that and then he gave his blessing, as his faith was so great that would defy all logic and understanding. Thank goodness that worked out as we are approaching almost 20 years in business helping our amazing community and helping people change their lives each and every day. 

When he was diagnosed with COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Silicosis is a thickening and hardening of the Alveoli many years back, he had tried all sorts of inhalers and Eucalyptus oil steam treatments. The doctors would want to take more and more tests and dad again would say “well of coarse they’ll find something if they keep looking- that’s why we never had them tests in my time.” In late 2010 we started taking tests and in 2011 along with his lung disease, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung, Lymph Node and Prostate Cancer. We were told to get his affairs in order and that he did not have any time left- 3 months would be tops. With his faith in natural healing and alternative, some times  “over the top” alternative cures, traveling to Germany for hypothermia treatments and with weekly acupuncture and medical massage therapy, an arsenal of essential oils, mustard chest treatments and even onions under the bed, he lived a full and pain free life until December of 2014. 

After his Lung Cancer diagnosis, he would be on the phone with his sister in Ireland and she would ask how he was feeling. Dad would always smile and say “Good, well they tell me I have Cancer but I don’t feel a thing, Ah Sure, they have to tell ya something, their getting paid aren’t they! I just have some shortness of breath that’s all.”  The doctors would say things like Cancer, COPD, Silicosis, Lung Disease and all Dad would say till his very last day, “just shortness of breath, its not too bad.” Anyone who is suffering from smoking related lung disease knows it is much more than shortness of breath. 

Over his the last few weeks with me, dad taught me how to live as you say, how to be impeccable with my word and how to have Faith in this beautiful miracle we get to share together for a short time called Life.  The time we share together is the most precious gift and during the gift of time we shared together, he always showed me how to live to be a better person than I could have ever hoped to be without him in my life, how to leave this beautiful earth better than he found it and that the miracle letting go of this life with dignity and Faith is a lesson I take with me through my lifetime. When I think things are challenging, I simply think back and ask My Miracle man for advice in my quiet moments and the answer is always the same. Have faith, keep your head up, keep smiling, enjoy yourself, don’t worry about nothing and God is Good. 

Every nurse and doctor that would poke and prod at him would get a “thank you” and a “not doing too bad.” He would always say, “Be good to those who persecute you and calumniate you”- I still don’t know the meaning of that word but my family and I sure have a great time laughing about it! He was always so good to those who hurt him, it seemed that it just made him a better man. 

He was a living angel and his faith took him on his final journey home to God, but he did not take this journey alone. His last and final miracle on this earth and as he started on his journey to God, he took his precious niece’s hand and they held each other as they started on their new journey to heaven together on the very same night- just 2 hours apart. He was so humble; he didn’t even need to have his own day. He always said God would be god to take her didn’t want her to suffer so when he had the chance, he took her by the hand so neither of them would be alone and they both took that final journey together. Happy Fathers Day in heaven Dad, I am celebrating all the moments we had together. Thank you for your time, your lessons and your Faith. I take it with me every step of my journey. 

James F Brody is my miracle man.

RIP 12.3.14 

Written by Sheila Brody