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You don’t have to stress about cracked heels on your feet this spring. Try this nourishing foot mask made with Bergamot essential oil (and other feet-friendly ingredients) for nourished and beautiful feet.

Why use a foot mask? Since our feet have the most pores per square inch than any other area of the body, it is important to remember to treat the feet too! What you put on the feet will absorb into the rest of the body, so do your best to gather high quality, organic ingredients for this foot mask.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons organic raw honey

2 splashes doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

1 stalk organic celery

6 drops Bergamot essential oil

Notes about ingredients used:

  • The probiotics in Greek yogurt help deliver beneficial proteins and the lactic acid it contains rids the surface of old cells, making way for radiant, fresh skin.
  • Celery is rich in zinc, which helps to repair dry, cracked skin. Celery also carries vitamins and is cleansing and detoxifying.
  • Raw honey is a natural humectant, contains beneficial enzymes and antioxidants, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Bergamot essential oil is calming and soothing to the skin.

Directions:

  1. Grate stalk of celery and drain excess moisture in strainer or with paper towel.
  2. Add celery and remaining ingredients to food processor or blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Ready a wet washcloth or sit by tub.
  5. Apply mask immediately to entire foot with fingers or brush.
  6. Let sit 15–20 minutes while enjoying mask’s cooling sensation and the calming effects of Bergamot essential oil.
  7. Rinse off and enjoy your nourished and moisturized feet.

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

Shield your strands with a heat protectant spray made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA® Salon Essential Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Small spray bottle
Directions:

  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-heat-protecting-spray#sthash.xvIvG55V.dpuf

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

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Your wedding day beauty look may be the most important makeup of your life, and many brides don’t know where to start when searching for the right makeup artist. So, we turned to our team of Global Makeup Educators for help. Keep reading for their tips on what to ask, what to bring, and what things you should always remember.

6-12 Months before Your Wedding

Collect images of bridal makeup you love.

Pictures models and celebrities are often retouched, but they are to use as inspiration and will help guide your initial makeup artist interview.

Find three images of yourself that you absolutely love.

Bring these images with you, as well, and be sure to explain what you love about the pictures (e.g. I love how the eye shadow brings out the color of my eyes).

Schedule preliminary interviews with multiple makeup artists.

Show them the inspiration photos of models, celebrities and yourself, and ask the below questions:

  • How long have you been doing bridal makeup?
  • What do you love about doing bridal makeup?
  • Can I see your portfolio or images of makeup you’ve done? (Look at their images and ask yourself if this is how you want to look.)
  • How do you go about choosing your look for each bride?
  • What brands of makeup do you use? (Check a brand if you’re not familiar with it to make sure it’s something you want to use.)
  • Do you have a capability of doing my entire wedding party?
  • Do you do off-site weddings? If I hire you, will you stay all day? How much will this cost me?
  • Can I see your brushes? (If their brushes are gross, chances are your skin will be too.)

3-5 Months before Your Wedding

Schedule your bridal makeup test.

After you decide on a makeup artist, schedule your makeup test 3-5 months prior to your wedding. At the appointment, our educators recommend:

  • Testing multiple beauty looks (one for the ceremony and one for the reception). If your makeup artist cannot stay all day for your wedding, ask what you will need to complete your reception look without him/her.
  • Arriving with your bridal hair done or with an idea of what your wedding day hairstyle will look like.
  • Wearing a white top or one that is the same shade as your wedding dress so you can see how your makeup will appear when paired with your dress color.
  • Taking pictures with a camera that has a bright flash. This will help you determine what your makeup will look like under a professional camera flash, which tends to wash you out.

3 Things to Remember

Bridal makeup should be timeless. 20 years from now you should be able to look back at the pictures and still feel like your look is beautiful and classic.

Groom the groom. Often, the groom gets overlooked during the makeup preparations, but he wants to look good in pictures too. Ask your makeup artist to even his complexion or tone down the shine so he looks and feels great in your pictures.

Ask for what you want. Your wedding day is considered one of the most important days of your life, so don’t hesitate to ask your makeup artist for the exact look you want, and if you don’t like part of the look, make sure to speak up.

Tell us about your bridal makeup tips and share pictures of your wedding look with us on Instagram, tagging @janeiredale , @thegreenspa and #bridalbeauty .

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

You can find their blog here

The Luxe Line has finally arrived! Keep reading for more details on your next beauty must-haves.

Winter Makeup Essential: Mystikol Eyeliners

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We know, “next beauty must-have” is a bold claim, but Mystikol eyeliners are our latest obsession. Below are five reasons to lust over this winter makeup essential:

  1. Mystikol eyeliners are available in four long-wearing, intense shades: Onyx (jet black), Dark Topaz (metallic chocolate brown), Amethyst (royal purple) and Smoky Quartz (smoky grey).
  2. Two words— water resistant. With these eyeliners, you don’t have to worry about smears.
  3. The brush is built into the cap. Let me repeat that… THE BRUSH IS BUILT INTO THE CAP! This handy feature makes it a total breeze to create the perfect rich line at home or on-the-go.
  4. Coco glycerides in the formula help it go on smooth across your lids and lash line.
  5. Last, but certainly not least, Mystikol eyeliners have the staying power of a liquid, but are completely blendable like a powder or pencil. Check out how to transform your eyeliner look from clean to smudged to smokey in seconds:

But , wait…there’s more!

When sporting a sultry, smokey eye, we suggest keeping the rest of your look clean and natural. With our Pure & Simple Kits, it’s never been easier to do so. This all-inclusive palette contains two shades of PurePressed Base, two shades of PurePressed Eye Shadow, one PurePressed Blush and a Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Stain. What else does a girl need for an effortless no-makeup makeup look?

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Practice Makes Perfect

We want to see your luxe looks! Show us how you use our Mystikol eyeliners and Pure & Simple Kits for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. Make sure to tag @janeiredale and #GreenSpaCares #LuxeUpYourLook.

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

You can find their blog here

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and two colors are on our mind – pink and red. Pink is our favorite lipstick color when we want to create an effortless, natural makeup look. But, red is the shade we choose when we want to stand out and feel confident. You may think a red lip is only for movie stars and women who drink everything out of straws. But we’re here to show you how easy it is to create a red pout that works with your style. Keep reading for simple tips from our Global Makeup Educators on how to wear red lipstick.

Beginner’s Guide: How to Wear Red Lipstick

If you rarely wear red lipstick, here are a few pointers from Global Makeup Educators Edgar Dominguez and Hannah Hatcher. With these four steps, you’ll have a soft, kiss-friendly pout all night.

Exfoliate First – “Red lipstick looks best on smooth, hydrated, plumped lips,” says Edgar. He recommends exfoliating and hydrating your lips with our Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator & Plumper before you even pick out your lipstick shade.

Define Your Lips – Use a lip liner that is a similar color to your lipstick (try Crimson Lip Pencil). This will give your lips natural definition. Hannah Suggests lining and filling in your lips with the same shade to help create a kiss-proof finish.

Use a Lip Brush – For the most precise look, Edgar recommends using our Retractable Lip Brush to apply the lipstick. The brush will make it easier to color inside your lip pencil line.

Set It, and Go! – For a matte stay-put pucker, Hannah likes to finish her red lipped look with a little Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder. You can use your finger to gently dab it on over your lipstick.

Choosing the Right Red Lip for You

Red lip products come in many different shades and formulations. From the classic red lipstick à la Marilyn Monroe to a more natural red lip tint, we have you covered. Here are our favorite red lip products to use for a natural, classic or long-lasting look.

Natural Reds

  • “My favorite red shade that is youthful and flattering on all skin tones is Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain,’ says Edgar. “It has the perfect balance of coral and red, leaving you with a smooth personalized signature red that stays.”
  • Want to add a little shimmer to your candy apple lip? Product Trainer Christine Orcutt Savolis suggests topping your favorite lip product with Crabapple or Red Current PureGloss Lip Gloss.

The Classic Red

  • If you are looking for the classic red lipstick, Hannah’s pick is Cindy PureMoist Lipstick.

Long-lasting Reds

  • To ensure your lip color lasts through your romantic dinner, Global Makeup Educator Shawn Towne recommends using Lip Fixation. He says, “apply the stain from Passion Lip Fixation to your lips, then top it with Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain. The color it creates is really rich and beautiful.”
  • Christine’s secret to a matte red is Hot PlayOn Lip Crayon. She also likes to layer it with Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain for added staying power. “I always say when you want a red lip, you want it to last, ” she says. “Forever Red really stays and is easy to touch up later in the day.”

#RedHotLips

Glossy, matte and everything in between, we want to see how you rock a red lip. Post pictures of your #RedHotLips on Instagram. Use the hashtag and tag us @janeiredale and #GreenSpaCares

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

You can find their blog here

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According to a number of studies, over 50% of adults categorize their skin as sensitive ¹, but the term “sensitive skin” means different things for everyone. In an article from the Expert Review of Dermatology, sensitive or reactive skin is defined as: “the occurrence of abnormal stinging, burning, pain, [itching] and tingling sensations in response to multiple factors, which may be physical, chemical, psychological or hormonal.”²

Skin sensitivity can be an isolated occurrence or an ongoing issue caused by conditions such as rosacea or eczema. Regardless of the root cause, we all have sensitive skin at one point or another; many of us may even find winter weather to be the main case of this issue. Whether you suffer from chronic skin sensitivity or experience infrequent or seasonal irritation, there are a number of things you can do to minimize the likelihood of an abnormal skin reaction. 

Sun Protection

Almost every dermatologist will tell you the best thing you can do for your skin is to apply sunscreen. This is even more true for those with sensitive skin, which may react more to external triggers like sun and heat. Additionally, Titanium Dioxide, used in physical sunscreens, helps calm inflammation and is listed in the FDA monograph as one of the purest and most effective active ingredients for sun protection.

Shop Wisely

When shopping for new skin care and cosmetics, the back of the box is your best friend. You want to avoid ingredients that will make your skin react like artificial perfumes, dyes, harsh chemicals and parabens.

Cleanse with Care

Regardless of your skin type, over-exfoliating and over-cleansing can cause skin irritation. You want to treat your skin with kindness as you would the rest of your body, so here are some cleansing tips to remember:

  • Wash your face and body with lukewarm water, as opposed to steaming hot, which can dry out your skin and create redness that is difficult to calm.
  • Use gentle exfoliators and cleansers. Your face wash  should be effective enough to remove makeup and dirt, without stripping the oils from your skin or forcing you to scrub hard.
  • Exfoliate, at most, three days per week.
  • When you’re done washing your face, blot the skin dry (don’t rub) and immediately apply moisturizer for maximum absorption.

Test It Out

When considering new skin care products, always do a patch test before diving in head first. This precautionary test should be done at least 24 hours prior to full application. If your skin is very reactive, you may want to patch test it for as long as a week. To do so, apply a small amount of product to an area around the size of a dime. The location of the test depends on what you are testing for; do it behind the ear to test for an allergic reaction or on your most sensitive area to test for irritation.

Feed Your Skin

They say “you are what you eat” for a reason. Skin sensitivity is not only about what goes on your skin; it’s also about what you put in your body. Depending on your sensitivity triggers, there are certain foods your doctor may recommend you avoid. But, overall, you should treat your food like you would your skin care. Try to stay away from overly processed foods with a lot of artificial ingredients. You can also help you skin stay hydrated by drinking water; if you feel thirsty, your skin feels the same way.

RESOURCES

¹ Ständer, S., Schneider, S. W., Weishaupt, C., Luger, T. A., & Misery, L. (2009). Putative neuronal mechanisms of sensitive skin. Experimental Dermatology,18(5), 417-423.
² Misery, L. (2013). Sensitive Skin. Expert Review of Dermatology, 8(6), 631-637.

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

You can find their blog here

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From gothic lips, to dewy skin and glitter-dusted eyelids, fall’s biggest beauty trends begin with the ultimate base: flawless, glowing skin. To perfect these on-trend looks, prep your skin with some of your favorite Éminence products.

GOTHIC LIPS
With deep plums, rich reds and vampy blacks gracing the New York Fashion Week runway, this season’s lipstick trend is to “go bold or go home” (InStyle). For a picture-perfect pout that won’t dry out by day’s (or night’s) end, prep your pucker with our Lip Trio KitAn Alicia Keys favorite, this three-step treatment exfoliates, plumps and hydrates lips for a silky smooth, lipstick-ready finish.

DEWY SKIN
We love this season’s luminous, barely-there makeup. To give skin a dewy glow, Gucci Westman – the makeup artist behind runway looks for Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Rag and Bone – preps models’ skin with our Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream and Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist. Parisian makeup artist Bruno Segni swears by our Tinted Moisturizers to deliver a sheer, natural finish and lit-from-within glow.

GLITTER-DUSTED EYELIDS

This fall, swap your go-to matte eyeshadow for a dash of sparkle. Celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass suggests modifying the bold catwalk look by applying a softer, subtle shimmer to your lids: “Keep the summer celebrations alive with a bit of glitter layered over black eyeliner or applied just to the bottom lash line for a hint of sparkle” (Byrdie). For an eye-popping look, first apply our Wild Plum Eye Cream to reduce dark circles and brighten the eye area.

What beauty trend are you trying out this fall? Tell us in the comments below!

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, witch or superhero, nine chances out of ten, you’re going to be applying plenty of makeup this Halloween. A scary costume isn’t complete without several layers of ghoulish makeup to match, and that could mean applying anything from fake blood, glitter, faux eyelashes and everything else in between.

Halloween is the only time of year when “anything goes” when it comes it makeup, but when you’re caking on layer after layer, have you ever stopped to think how all this extra gunk will affect your skin?

A build-up of makeup can lead to skin sensitivity, irritation and breakouts. To avoid a post-Halloween skin disaster, we have 3 skin care tips to prevent turning spooky makeup into scary skin:

1. UP YOUR FACE WASHING GAME

After hours of handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters, or after a late night costume party, you’re probably only thinking about getting some well-deserved shut-eye.

Before you even think about hitting the hay, make sure you wash your face (and we don’t mean just a simple splash of water). Halloween make-up removal is going to involve a little extra time and care.

Suggested cleansing routine:

  • Step 1: Combine our Mineral Cleansing Concentrate with our Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser and mix with a few drops of water. This product mix produces a gentle and natural foaming action which will help effectively remove stuck-on layers of foundation and/or face paint.
  • Step 2:  Use a towel (preferably a dark one) and pat away excess water from your face. Add a couple of drops of our Herbal Eye Makeup Remover to a cotton round pad and apply around the eye area. You may need to do this a few times depending on how heavy your eye makeup is.
  • Step 3: After you’ve thoroughly removed your eye makeup, use the same method in Step 2 but this time with our Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water. Apply to your whole face and neck area with a cotton round pad to remove any excess makeup. Give your face a final rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.

Quick Tip: Washing your make-up brushes is just as important as cleansing your skin. If not properly cleaned, makeup brushes can breed all kinds of nasty bacteria that we can’t even begin to think about. To keep the creepy crawlies off your makeup brushes, clean and sanitize them with our Natural Brush Cleanser.

2. APPLY CALMING PRODUCTS TO MINIMIZE IRRITATION

On the scariest night of the year, not only will you be wearing an abundance of makeup, you’ll probably be trying a few unfamiliar products as well. To avoid skin sensitivity, it’s important to treat your skin to gentle, calming products that will help minimize any redness and irritation. After you’ve washed your face, we recommend a quick spritz of our Soothing Chamomile Tonique, followed by an application of our Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer. Finish by applying our cooling Cucumber Eye Gel to ease the look of puffiness around your eyes.

3. EXFOLIATE AND PURIFY YOUR PORES

To help your skin recover from its Halloween hangover, we recommend giving your complexion extra care and attention the morning after.

Start the day by exfoliating thoroughly to help unclog pores and prevent the appearance of breakouts. Our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is a gentle exfoliant for all skin types that can be used on its own or mixed with your favorite cleanser.

 

According to Seventeen Magazine, when left-over cosmetics on your face are mixed with oil on your T-zone, it can cause clogged pores or even worse, bacterial infections – ick! The best way to purify your pores is to follow up your exfoliation treatment with an application of our Charcoal Masque from our Balancing Masque Duo. The activated charcoal found in this masque has unique detoxification and absorption properties that help draw out excess toxins and bacteria from the skin.

Do you have any makeup removal tips that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below.

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

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Fifteen-time Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is known for her soulful voice and positive approach to life. With 230 awards under her belt, she is no stranger to being in the limelight. One of the most on-trend personalities right now, you can catch Alicia as a new judge on NBC’s The Voice beginning September 19. Even more impressive, however, is her newfound #NoMakeup movement, highlighted by her Éminence skin care routine.

It all began when she arrived barefaced to the cover shoot for her latest album, ‘In Common’. Keeping with the tone of the album, she decided to skip the makeup chair, bare her gorgeous, radiant self and show off the effects of Éminence on her fresh-faced complexion. Her rationale was simple: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

Alicia is a huge believer that in taking care of your inner self first, your true beauty will seep through. Keeping to her word, she has been hitting every red carpet event sans makeup – and the 2016 VMAs was no different. Her best accessory was, by far, her glowing skin and radiant smile.

In an Into
The Gloss interview
, Alicia’s makeup artist Dotti explains how she achieves the star’s
flawless look with Éminence: “When [Alicia] does come to me for makeup, I always work on bringing the texture of her skin to the front … I just enhance what she brings to me. To start, we might do a mask to get some moisture in the skin. We do this lip treatment as well from Éminence [the Lip Trio Kit]—it’s three steps, so it’s nice to do if we have time. Éminence also has a nice rosehip mask [the Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Masque] that she’ll do.”

Alicia has been an Éminence fan since she met our General Manager, Attila Koronczay, during a Vancouver tour stop back in 2013.

So, what’s the secret to Alicia’s gorgeous all-natural look? She claims it’s a healthy lifestyle and a good skin care routine. We couldn’t agree more!

What Éminence products make your skin glow? Tell us in the comments below!

This post was written by Felicia Steinfeld from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

3 Sep 2016

DIY: Lip Gloss

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Commercial lip gloss can contain artificial colors and fragrances which can be toxic to your health. Take the worry out of your lip gloss by making your own! These lip gloss sticks are easy and fun to make and can be customized with your favorite color and essential oils.

 

Ingredients:
1 gram white beeswax
3 grams Shea butter (or virgin coconut oil)
2 grams jojoba oil (or grape seed, Fractionated Coconut, or almond oil)
10 grams castor oil
1 gram vitamin E
7 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pigment, such as organic beet root powder or mineral makeup

 

Note: this is enough to fill two standard lip gloss tubes. You can find empty lip gloss tubes online and at local beauty stores.

 

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients, except for essential oil, into a glass jar.
  2. Place jar in a saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Once melted, remove and let cool for 2 minutes.
  4. Add essential oils.

Note:

Start with a little and add more until you get desired color.

For color, add pigment and stir until combined.

Using a dropper, transfer into the lip gloss containers. If it starts to get too thick, place glass jar back in warm water to melt.

You’re done! Enjoy your moisturizing and natural lip gloss!

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

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