Archive for September, 2014

Eminence President, Boldijarre Koronczay was backstage with Lady Gaga at her recent concert in Vancouver! Lucky for us, he’s not the only one who made it backstage – our Eminence products made an appearance as well.

Gaga’s lead makeup artist, Sarah Tanno (and crowning member of the Gaga’s “Glam Squad”) has been using our products to prep and pamper Lady Gaga and her crew throughout the course of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour! We’re honored that our products help create that perfect canvas for Gaga’s adventurous and glamorous look.

When it comes to Gaga, you can definitely read our “Poker Face” – we can’t help but show our excitement!

14 Sep 2014

Experience these products and more at our next Eminence Event featuring a Skincare Goody Bag and Gift with Purchase Specials!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 6-8:00PM

AGE CORRECTIVE FALL SKINCARE

with Phyllis, Eminence Skincare Educator

Experience the Age Corrective Organic Skincare collection that offers incredible results as skin appears tightened and firm in as little as 5 minutes; collagen levels are increased, wrinkles and crow’s feet are dramatically softened. Join us for a fun night of Skincare Education, Sampler Skincare Treatment, Skincare Goody Bag, Gift with Purchase specials and Complimentary Champagne.

FREE EVENT! Reserve your time in advance. Space is limited.

Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanserreview
Item Id: 8302

Description:

Wash away impurities, remove surface debris and experience smooth skin like never before with this multi-action,exfoliating cleanser infused with exotic monoi.
Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Key Ingredients:
  • Natural Retinol Alternative
  • Phytocelltec Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells
  • Monoi
  • Finely Ground Olive Seed
  • AHA Cocktail (Lemon, Passion Fruit, Grape, Pineapple Extracts)
  • Botanical Enzyme Blend
  • Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid)

Bamboo Age Corrective Masquereview
Item Id: 2303

Description:

Treat the skin with this age repairing masque that uses the most powerful anti-aging technology in natural and organic skin care.
Skin Type: Normal to Dry, especially Mature
Key Ingredients:
  • Natural Retinol Alternative
  • Phytocelltec Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells
  • Bamboo Extract
  • Argan Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid)

Age Corrective Starter Setreview
Item Id: 919AC
Description: Cleanse, treat, revitalize and moisturize to correct aging with powerful ingredients formulated to create an ageless look with the complete Éminence Age Corrective routine. A luscious combination of bamboo, monoi, coconut and neroli infuse the skin with nourishing properties while Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cell Technology repair the signs of aging.
Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Starter Set Includes:
  • Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser (1oz)
  • Bamboo Age Corrective Masque (0.5 oz tube)
  • Bamboo Firming Fluid (0.33 oz)
  • Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer (0.5 oz)
  • Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum (0.27 oz)



Cosmo for Latinas reviewed their “fave hair, skin, makeup & nail goodies” to keep us “hot all year long” and the results are in! Drumroll…

For the sensitive skin category Cosmo for Latinas picked our Calm Skin Arnica Masque, saying: “This organic mask contains the antioxidant Coq10, vitamin C, and gentle marigold, which work to reduce redness.”

Thanks Cosmo!

 

I love this blog from Jane Iredale (Green Spa’s Make-up Line).  This blog post has become one of my favorites to write every season. There are some makeup trends that change slowly over time (thin eyebrows to thick), some we see every year (smoky eyes? Bold lips?), and then there are a few variations on the trends that are unique to each season. These are usually a bit wild and creative, but so inspiring! So how do we take these inspirational looks and turn them into something flattering that we can wear in our every day lives?

Keep reading for three trends that hit the runways for fall 2014, and of course our take on how to incorporate the look (albeit a toned down version) into your daily makeup routine.

Not your average smoky eye

Christian Dior showcased a few very bold smoky eye looks on the runway this season and we love this khaki, metallic look.

Christian Dior Paris Fall Fashion Week 2014

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As bold and beautiful as this look is, it may be a bit much for everyday, or even an evening out with the gals. We were inspired by the earthy green tones to create a subtler version, featuring our NEW Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Green and Jane’s Signature Gilded Collection, plus a bolder version for a smokier yet still wearable take on this trend.

Soft olive eye look

 

olive soft smoky eye look

For a slightly bolder, smokier version of this look, apply the green shade from Khaki Kraze Eye Shadow Triple to your entire eyelid by patting on gently using the Eye Shader Brush first. Then follow the steps above. For a super bold look (not shown) use the Crease Brush to apply the Green Jelly Jar to the entire lid. Then layer on Khaki and pat Bronze 24K on top of that!

 

 

 

 

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This monochromatic mauve runway look is elegant, but maybe a bit hard to pull off for the average woman. While the placement might be a bit bold, we love these colors for fall, so we created this simplified, sophisticated look following the steps below.

monochromatic mauve look

  • Using the Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette, apply the deepest shade, Port, to your entire eyelid by patting on gently using the Eye Shader Brush.
  • Using the Smudge Brush, smudge port along your bottom lash line.
  • Apply the medium shade, Toast, to your crease using the Crease Brush, blend well.
  • Apply the lightest shade, Mist, to the inner corner of your eye and along the inner 1/4 of your bottom lash line suing the Eye Contour Brush.
  • Apply Jet Black PureLash Lengthening Mascara to your lashes.
  • Apply Copper Wind PurePressed Blush to your cheeks using your fingertips.
  • Apply Katerina PureMoist Lipstick to your lips, followed by Kir Royale PureGloss.

Berry lips and bold brows

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This look doesn’t take much to modify, in fact we think it’s great as is! But it is worth mentioning because brows are such a hot topic in the world of beauty. Your eyebrows are one of your most important features. In fact, most makeup artists will debate that they arethe most important feature of the face. So it is important to pay extra attention to them! Click here for one of our most popular blog posts on how to shape and define your brows.

To get this looks simply follow these steps, and as shown on the model below, you don’t have to have thick brows to do it. Start with impeccable skin and don’t be shy about adding color to the brow. Rule of thumb: the thicker your brows, the less color you need to apply. If you do too much, it looks runway, not everyday.bold brows and berry lips look

  • Apply your shade of Glow Time BB Cream to your entire face using your fingertips. If you don’t use BB, apply your favorite foundation, but maybe add an extra layer for a bit more coverage.
  • Shape and fill in your brows (use our guide linked above!) using your shade of Bitty Brow Kit or Brow Gel.
  • Add a bit of liner to define the top lash line and a flick of mascara. Keep this subtle.
  • Apply a matte blush, like Sheer Honey PurePressed Blush or Mocha PurePressed Blush to the bottom of your cheek bones to add color and contour.
  • Finish your look with a deep, bold lip using a berry colored lip stick like Annette PureMoist Lipstick. Top with Kir Royale PureGloss.

What are your favorite trends for fall? Tell us!

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At the Green Spa & Wellness Center our guests are always asking us for tips on how to make their home a sanctuary.  Here is a great article we found from Live Love Spa.  There are some great tips that we can truly turn your home in to an every day Spa Retreat.   

10 DIY Spa Retreat Tips For Home!

  1. Start with the sacred.
  2. Engage your sense.
  3. Clear the clutter.
  4. Create a bath ritual.
  5. Color it calm.
  6. Bring the outside in.
  7. Let in the light.
  8. Negate the noise.
  9. Consider comfort.
  10. Grow a Garden.

One step at a time:

Start with one tip at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. You will be amazed how your home will become a restorative space that is a constant source of comfort and pleasure. What are your tips for creating a spa sanctuary? We’d love to hear from you!

– See more at: http://www.livelovespa.com/spa-articles/diy-spa-at-home#sthash.5FPNspHE.dpuf

1. Start with the sacred
The things that you hold dear are sacred. It is amazing how much more relaxed we can feel when we are surrounded by things that bring us pleasure. It may be a painting that’s been in your family for years or a statue that reminds of you of truth, beauty or hope. Special mementos provide you with the experience of being restored and rejuvenated on a daily basis.
 2. Engage your senses
Why not make use of each of your five senses in your home? The feel of a soft blanket or cushion engages our tactile sense; a beautiful bowl of different colored fruit is visually pleasing. The wonderful scent of essential oils in an oil burner is uplifting and sensual. Don’t forget the power of music to improve the feel of your home. Music not only improves your mood, research shows it reduces stress and chronic pain.
 3. Clear the clutter
According to Feng Shui principals, clutter is stagnant energy. When you organize things, you discover what’s meaningful. A great place to start is with stacks of mail and paperwork. Clutter can be defined as the things or possessions that you either don’t use any more or do not love. Even clutter you can’t see in closets and your garage need to go!
 5. Color it calm
“Painting is an inexpensive way to remodel, and everyone can do it” says Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston, academic director of interior design at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco. Earth tones provide a rootedness. Blue-greens are compatible with earth tones because they lie next to one another on the color spectrum and share some of the same tints.
6. Bring the outside in
The most peaceful environments contain elements of nature. The most common way to add nature to a home is with houseplants. Natural furnishings such as earthenware, bamboo window shades, raw silk pillow covers, all-cotton slipcovers, wicker chests, cork or bamboo floors, granite counters and wool rugs are all evocative of the natural world. Windows into your yard are a great way to bring the outside it.
 7. Let in the light
We need sunlight to stay synchronous with our body’s rhythm. Natural illumination provides a continuous spectrum of light with a high content of blue (which stimulates the circadian system) compared to the greenish yellow of electrical light. Skylights dramatically increase the amount of natural light in a room. Eliminate theglare from artificial light by switching from direct to indirect overhead lighting. For a quick fix, table lamps and wall sconces create pleasing “puddles” of illumination.
8. Negate the noise

– See more at: http://www.livelovespa.com/spa-articles/diy-spa-at-home#sthash.5FPNspHE.dpuf

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