Get Beyonce’s MTV VMA Look With Jane Iredale Products

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Re-create Beyoncé’s MTV Video Music Awards Look with Jane Iredale Products.

Come in today and let our make-up experts give you the look!

Check out the complete selection of Jane Iredale Make-up at the Green Spa & Wellness Center.

 


Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur
Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur

EYES
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all eyes on you

Color CHAMPAGNE SILK

the look shimmery

the feel silky

Smooth and luxurious, this creamy, crease-resistant Eye Shere is quick drying so it will not smear.

easy to define

LIQUID EYELINER EYE SHERE® LIQUID EYE SHADOW35

Color BLACK

the look inky or metallic

the feel sleek

Our Liquid Eyeliner will amaze you with its saturated color and real staying power – all without those irritating chemicals.

 

EYEBROWS

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Color BRUNETTE 

the look refined

the feel light and soft

For a refined look that still feels soft and light, this take-anywhere brow kit provides you with three brushes, a transparent brow wax and pigmented brow powder to add color and depth.

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PUREGLOSS® LIP GLOSS

creamy color, high shine

Color SOFT PEACH -shimmering pink beige

the look glossy

the feel creamy

Treat your lips to luscious lip gloss shades that soothe, hydrate and nourish your lips for a fresh, pretty look.

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24-KARAT GOLD DUST

delicately gilded

Color Gold

the look shimmering

the feel ethereal

 

Lemon and Orange Granitas

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Share this cool and creative treat this summer at your next backyard bash.

Ingredients:

6 large lemons or 4 medium oranges

Sugar/honey to taste

4 cups water

2–4 drops Lemon or Wild Orange essential oil

Directions:

Clean and wash fruit. Cut off the top quarter and slice a thin bevel off the bottom of the fruit, so they stand up straight.

Using a grapefruit knife, carefully remove and save the flesh and juice; be careful not to cut through the bottom. Stand the rinds on a plate or cookie sheet and freeze until solid.

Combine scooped out flesh and juice with essential oil in a food processor or blender; pulse until mostly pureed then press mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.

Stir in water; add sugar or honey one tablespoon at a time to taste. Pour mixture into large roasting pan or baking dish, large enough that the liquid isn’t more than one inch deep.

Freeze for 1–3 hours. Remove mixture from freezer every hour and scrape with two forks to break up ice.

When the granita is frozen, rake until glittery. Scoop into frozen lemon or orange shells and serve.

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

All The Reasons You Need To Book A Massage

bookamassageblogYou know that feeling of post-massage bliss? Like your bones have been replaced by rubber? Like you’re walking on air? Of course you do – and while you’re recalling the sensation of loosey-goosey limbs, read on about even more benefits from massage therapy. Here are 6 reasons you need to book that massage now:

1. REDUCE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
It’s true that the power of human touch heals. Studies have shown that massage treatment can reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, and increase dopamine and serotonin which are the feel-good neurotransmitters in our bodies (Huffington Post).

2. BOOST IMMUNITY
Think it’s just in your head? It isn’t – you feel better and healthier because you actually ARE healthier. Like exposure to nature, massage treatment is another surprising activity which may increase your white blood cell count. The end result: our immune system is stronger and you’re more effective at fighting off disease and illness (BestHealthMag).

3. REDUCE INFLAMMATION
They say that chronic inflammation is the root of many of our health issues including sore muscles and even arthritis and muscular dystrophy. Researchers have discovered that even a 10 minute massage can reduce inflammation in muscle tissue. Get a rubdown at your local Éminence spa with our Pear and Green Apple Massage Souffle – a perfect way to treat muscles that need extra care. Always consult your doctor first before beginning any new treatments or products.

4. IMPROVE SLEEP
Do you have a tough time getting to sleep (and consequently, waking up in the morning)? According to The National Institute of Health, a simple massage is all you need to increase the serotonin levels that help you drift off to dreamland (SleepReviewMag).

5. INCREASE ALERTNESS
If you’re a student, a quick massage may help you hit that top score. One study shows that a 15 minute massage helped test-takers whiz through math questions faster and more accurately. Try a stimulating massage on your scalp with our Apricot Body Oil – sharpen your wits and smell delicious all at the same time.

6. BOOST YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY
Like all massages, facial massages increase blood circulation and drain toxins from the lymphatic system. Rev up the circulatory system with a facial massage and you’ll find that the increased activity causes a plumping effect on your skin. The treatment also flushes away accumulated toxins, returning vitality to your now relaxed and fresh complexion.

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

You’re Probably Using Your Sunscreen Wrong

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We all hear about the dangers we face from the sun. Beauty magazines proclaim the sun’s aging effects, medical experts lecture us on skin cancer, and your friends Instagram the latest photos of their painful sunburn.
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We say: Believe the hype and get informed because, like most people, you’re probably using
your sunscreen wrong. Want to make sure you’re truly protected this summer? Here’s a definitive guide to natural sunscreen and how to wear it.
What’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
UVB are the rays that lead to sun damage and skin cancer. UVA rays accelerate aging, cause photo damage and can penetrate glass and cloud cover. Make sure that you choose a sunscreen that protects against both types of rays.

What SPF should I choose?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures how long your skin will be protected from UVB rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends an SPF of 30 or higher.

How much sunscreen do I need to put on?
For the face and neck:

Use 1 teaspoon on each area (Skin Cancer Foundation).

Our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32 is one of the best sunscreens for the face because it’s a broad spectrum formulation which protects against both UVA / UVB rays and doubles up as a fantastic makeup primer. Perfect for keeping cosmetics in place on a hot summer day.

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Our Tropical Vanilla Body SPF 32 not only provides UVA/UVB protection but also takes you on a beautiful sensory journey with hints of vanilla and linden tea! Health & Wellness magazine touts it as one of their “Scent-sational Top Picks.” Practical yet indulgent.

Where do I apply?
Not only should you slather sunscreen on the main parts of your face and body but also these easily forgotten areas: the tops of ears, lips, back of the neck and the hands. Men with little to no hair should always be diligent in applying sunscreen to the entire head!

 

How do I choose the right sunscreen for my skin type?
Here is a list of sunscreens ideal for your skin –
Oily Skin: Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 32
Combination Skin: Persimmon and Cantaloupe Day Cream SPF 32
Dry Skin: Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32
Uneven Skin: Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30 

How do I protect against the signs of sun damage but also not ruin my makeup?
With all the events going on during the summer (wedding season!), you need to be protective but still look good. We recommend Sun Defense Minerals as the easiest and safest way to get that sun kissed glow. Use a lighter shade of the Sun Defense Minerals as your foundation or highlighter, and a darker shade as your bronzer or contour. You can also use the Sun Defense Minerals as a tint for your décolleté, shoulders and legs to give the appearance of a natural tan!

This post was written by Kevin Masch from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Spa Etiquette: Answers To Questions You’re Afraid To Ask

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If you only visit a spa a few times a year – or even if you’re a frequent spa-goer – you probably still have a few unanswered questions about “spa etiquette” that you need answers for. Feeling rusty on the usual codes of conduct at the spa but too embarrassed to clarify? Before you book your next facial, wax or massage appointment, read over these spa etiquette questions (and answers) that you’ve been too afraid to ask.

SHOULD YOU SHAVE BEFORE A SPA TREATMENT?
This is a very common question and the answer depends on the type of treatment you’ll be receiving. For example, it’s recommended that men shave the night or day before receiving a skin care treatment. For women, shaving before certain spa services could cause irritation. It’s always wise to inquire with the spa receptionist on what type of at-home prep is expected before you show up for your appointment.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I CANCEL MY SPA SERVICE?
Most spas have a 24 hours cancellation policy so if you need to cancel, make sure to notify your spa in advance, otherwise you might be charged a fee.

IS IT OK TO REQUEST A MALE OR FEMALE THERAPIST?
If you have a preference for a male or female therapist – then simply ask! This is a common request that can be made when you book your original appointment.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
The rule of punctuality might seem simple, but arriving on-time actually sets the scene for a relaxing spa experience. Arriving at least 15 minutes early allows you to sit back and unwind while you quietly sip on a cup of herbal tea, fill out the necessary paperwork and change into a spa robe if needed. Many spas also offer the use of their sauna and other complimentary amenities to their guests and arriving early to your appointment allows you to take advantage of those fancy spa perks.

IS IT OK TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE AT THE SPA?
There’s nothing more jarring than hearing a cell phone ring as you try to enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment. Be considerate of your own spa experience as well as the experience of other guests by turning off your cell phone. Remember that you’re there to relax and unwind, and so are others around you.

WILL I BE NAKED DURING THE TREATMENT?
This is probably the most common question that spa-goers are afraid to ask, but don’t be. Your therapist will make you feel comfortable and will give you instructions about what you should expect when it comes to undressing. If the treatment requires you to remove your clothing, your therapist will leave the room so you can do so privately. As a general rule, most treatments require that you are draped and most spas will provide a robe in the change room. You can often wear underwear during a massage, but for most body and massage treatments you might also be required to disrobe completely. If you’re not sure what to expect – just ask!

IS IT RUDE TO SPEAK UP DURING MY SPA TREATMENT?
Your therapist’s role is to create the most enjoyable experience possible, so it’s important to speak up if you have any questions or concerns. Before the treatment begins, make the spa staff aware if you’re pregnant, nursing or if you have any allergies or medical conditions. It’s also important to let your therapist know when you feel uncomfortable at any time during your spa service. Whether it’s the pressure of the massage, room temperature, or even if you prefer more quiet time with less chit chat, make your therapist aware. You’re paying for a service and your esthetician will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.

SHOULD I LEAVE A TIP?
In most cases, tipping is discretionary, but not mandatory. When it comes to tipping your therapist, a 15-20% gratuity is standard in North America and always appreciated, especially when you receive exceptional service.

Have we inspired you to book your next spa appointment? You can book online or by calling 7189216100

This post was written by Christie Pike & Alicia Hawthorne from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Rosehip & Lemongrass Popsicles: A Refreshing Summer Recipe

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There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of rosehip iced tea on a warm summer’s day. What if we told you that your favorite summer beverage could also be enjoyed as a frozen treat? Inspired by our Repair & Protect Collection, we have a simple DIY popsicle recipe that’s as healthy and refreshing as it is delicious. Packed with lemongrass, rosehip and aloe – the same nutritious key ingredients found in our Repair & Protect products – these popsicles will tantalize your taste buds while they feed your skin with a potent dose of antioxidants. repair_protect_products_v3

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 cups of water
  • 6 rosehip teabags
  • 4 lemongrass teabags
  • 1/2 cup of aloe juice
  • 4 Tbsps. of organic cane sugar or honey to taste
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries and/or blackberries
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Popsicle mold

Directions:

  1. Boil 6-8 cups of water.
  2. Pour water into a large glass pitcher. Add the teabags and let them steep until the water has cooled to room temperature (about 20-30 minutes).
  3. While the water is still warm, remove the teabags from the pitcher and add aloe juice, cane sugar (or honey). Stir well to ensure all the sugar dissolves completely. Squeeze in lemon juice.
  4. Add a few select pieces of berries and mint leaves to the bottom of the popsicle mold. Fill the remainder of the mold with the herbal tea mixture. Place the popsicles in the freezer on a flat surface and leave for approximate 2 hours or until frozen.
  5. Remove the popsicle mold from the freezer and dip the bottom of the mold in warm water for a few seconds for easy removal of the popsicles. Serve & enjoy! This recipe makes approximately 6-8 popsicles.

 

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

2016 RIO Olympians Sporting Cupping Therapy Marks

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Last night Michael Phelps earned his 19th gold medal and gained everyone’s attention with the purple circular bruises that adorned his body. These marks are from a healing technique called cupping. Other athletes like Alex Naddour and former Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin are using this technique as well to heal their ailments.

 


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Michal Phelps – ALEXANDER VILF : SPUTNIK VIA AP

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ALEX NADDOUR – ALEX LIVESEY:GETTY IMAGES

What is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is considered a form of alternative medicine which dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern Cultures. Cupping therapy can remove harmful substances and toxins from the body to encourage healing. It can reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body as well as promote mental and physical relaxation and well-being.

How does it Work?

Cups made of materials such as glass, bamboo or earthenware are placed on the skin to create suction. It works by stimulating the flow of new blood, lymph, and Qi to the applied area and throughout the body.

Types of Cupping Therapy

Dry cupping (suction only)

Wet cupping (suction combined with controlled medicinal bleeding)

The cup is placed upside down on the patient’s skin creating a suction effect. A vacuum is created causing the skin to rise and become red as the blood vessels expand. The cup stays on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes.

During wet cupping the practitioner will remove the cup and use a small needle to pierce the skin. Then a second suction is performed to release a small amount of blood. After the procedure, care includes antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. Within 10 days the appearance of the skin generally returns to normal.

Side Effects of Cupping Therapy

When performed by trained health professionals cupping is consider to be rather safe.

Potential side effects include:

Mild discomfort

Bruises

SOURCES:

Kiefer, D., MD (Ed.). (2014, October 6). Cupping Therapy. Retrieved August 8, 2016, from http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/cupping-therapy

British Cupping Society: “A Brief Overview of Cupping Therapy,” “Al-Hijamah Cupping Therapy.”

American Cancer Society: “Cupping.”

Cao, J. PLoS ONE, February 2012; vol 7: pp 1-14.

6 Summer Travel Tips

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In the words of George Gershwin, it’s summertime and the livin’s easy. Except, that is, if you’re embarking on the not-so-easy ordeal of vacation travel. Feel your blood pressure rising as you begin your summertime itinerary? Here are six travel tips to regain that relaxed vibe even when you’re jetting off to exotic locales:

 

1. ROLL DON’T FOLD
If the clothes you pack into your luggage look like complicated fabric origami, you’re doing it wrong! The best way to prevent wrinkles is to roll, not fold, your clothes. After all, no folds = no lines creased into the fabric. Here’s a bonus on this travel packing tip: Rolls of clothing are also efficient on space so you’re not only travelling wrinkle-free, you’re also maximizing the amount of clothes you’re taking. (Life Hacker).

2. PACK STARTER SETS
There’s nothing more messy than squirting all your regular-sized toiletries into mini bottles. And why bother when you can pack an Éminence starter set which comes in travel size containers? Just throw in one of these sleek travel bags pre-filled with your favorite skin routine and you are set to go.

3. MASQUE & MOISTURIZE
Air travel tip: cabin air is extremely drying on the skin so make sure that you’re hydrating as soon as you step on that plane. Drink lots of water and moisturize your skin deeply. We recommend our rich Linden Calendula Treatment which can be used as a full masque while onboard or left on as a heavy moisturizer. Either way, this treatment protects your complexion from the dehydrating effects of air travel.

4.USE HIDDEN SPACE
One of our favorite travel tips and tricks is to use the empty space inside your packed shoes. Stuff a couple of rolled up socks or perhaps a tube of shampoo – any small sized items can be slipped into your
shoes to maximize your total packing space. Bonus tip: Put your shoes into an old hotel shower cap first to keep the inside of your luggage clean (Cosmopolitan).

 

summertravelblot5. DE-SHINE YOUR FACE
No time to squeeze into the airplane washroom for a last-minute grooming session? Pack our Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissues to remove the oil from your face without even getting up from your seat. With these handy blotting tissues, you can arrive at your destination, looking polished and feeling refreshed.

 

 

 

summertravelsdm6. BRUSH ON YOUR TAN
If you’re landing at a sunny locale, add a bit of instant color (and protect your skin) with a sweep of our Sun Defense Minerals. Conveniently packaged with its own brush, this bronzer just needs a quick click to deliver a dose of natural mineral powder. In slim packaging and easy to use, our Sun Defense Minerals are the perfect solution for travel.

 

 

What are your travel tips for summer vacation? Let us know in the comments below.

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

DIY: Razor Relief Serum

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with Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, and Myrrh Essential Oils

Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with calming doTERRA essential oils that will help your skin look and feel beautiful.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
5 drops Helichrysum essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions:
1.Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle.
2.Add essential oils and shake.
3.To use, spray directly on skin or place 2-3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.

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