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The weather is warming up and prom season is just around the corner!  For a rundown on how to get that “prom perfect” skin, Teen Vogue consulted A-List facialist Joanna Vargas. According to Vargas, if you want “a pristine complexion, you’ll need to plan accordingly!” because “good skin doesn’t happen overnight”. Here’s a couple of great suggestions from Joanna on how to prep your skin for prom.

Four weeks before:

This is the time you should start to be “more diligent with your beauty routine”. “It’s important to be exfoliating at least twice week” Vargus says. Her favorite scrub for teens is our Citrus Exfoliating Face Wash.

One Week Before:  

“This is the perfect time for a full body exfoliation to really get glowing”. She recommends our Coconut Sugar Scrub.

Even if prom isn’t your thing – it’s important to remember that a good skincare routine is vital for a healthy, glowing complexion. In the words of Joanna Vargas – “your skin is a reflection of both your mental and physical health as well as the products that you’re putting on and taking off of it on a daily basis”. Now that’s great skin advice!

 

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

7 May 2017

DIY: Solid Perfume

Enjoy the many benefits of essential oil in a long-lasting solid perfume. Just simply add your favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into any container of your choice for a personalized perfume you will love.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend

Directions:
Add beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
Once melted, remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.
Add essential oil and stir.
Pour into containers.
To use, apply small amount to skin.
Note: Pour perfume into an empty locket or metal container for easy on-the-go access.

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

Featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Living magazine

Have too many empty essential oil bottles? Turn them into art instead.

WHAT YOU NEED: 

  • 6X6 wood plank stained or unstained
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • 3 empty 15 mL essential oil bottles, labels removed
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Dry lavender twigs, or any other plants
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Apply a thin layer of green paint on the front of the wood plank. Let it dry.
  2. Sand the surface to create an antique look.
  3. Cut 3 ribbon pieces long enough to go around the bottle, then glue two ends of the ribbon together.
  4. Evenly glue the bottles to the wood plank.
  5. Place dried or real plants in the bottles.

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

We could name a thousand things we love about beauty, but one of our favorite things are the trends. In fashion, we often feel like the best trend is no trend at all, but in beauty, experimentation is part of the fun. Sometimes, trying new trends is less about purchasing the newest product formula and more about trying new color combinations. So, let’s talk about five of the coolest color trends for spring 2017.

Spring 2017 Beauty Color Trends

Color Trend #1: Brown

spring 2017 color trends, brown lipstick

How to Wear It: On your lips! It may sound very 90s, but brown lips are back and it looks amazing on every single skin tone. From chocolate to pinky nudes, brown is every where you turn. Our trick to wearing this trend without going overboard is to choose a shade that is slightly darker than your natural lip color.

Try this: Lisa PureMoist Lipstick; add a subtle pink to the lipstick by layering Pink Lip Pencil or Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain underneath it.

Photo: fashionfademagazine.co.uk

Color Trend #2: Peach

spring 2017 color trends, monochromatic peach makeup

How to Wear It: Peach is one of our favorite colors for spring because you can wear it all over your face in both matte and shimmery textures. If you want to try this monochromatic look, we recommend creating a subtle gradient peach eye makeup look and then keep your cheeks and lips natural with just a hint of color.

Try this: Peaches & Cream Bronzer; mix and match the four peachy shades to create different eye makeup and blush looks.

Photo: Robin Black via allure.com

Color Trend #3: Mauve

spring 2017 color trends, mauve eye shadow

How to Wear It:  We like to give our complexion and overall glowy effect by creating a smokey mauve eye makeup look. Create this simple look by applying a light mauve shade to the lid, then adding drama with a darker wine tone or even a deep brown. You can also use a mauve nail polish for the perfect transitional manicure for spring.

Try this: Soft Kiss PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple; this eye shadow trio has all the necessary shades required to create the perfect mauve smokey eye look.

Color Trend #4: Blue

spring 2017 color trends, blue eye liner under eye

How to Wear It: We’ve said it before, but blue eye makeup is the IT trend this spring, and we promise it can be chic and completely work appropriate. Our favorite way to add a little blue to our look is to line our bottom lash line with blue eyeliner.

Try this: Midnight Blue Eye Pencil; read this blog post to find out how real women wear blue eye makeup.

Photo: @PorsceFabulous via Refinery29.com

Color Trend #5: Pink

spring 2017 color trends, draping, blush explosion

How to Wear It: Can you say blush explosion? No, we aren’t talking about the woeful moment when you accidentally drop your blush while multi-tasking in the morning. This is a playful way of describing our favorite spring trend, draping. What is draping? It’s a technique that uses blush instead of bronzer to contour.

Try this: Susan PureMoist Lipstick and Pink Quartz PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple; go all out by pairing your rosy cheeks with a touch of pink to the eye and lips.

 

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

You can find their blog here

A wedding day is one of the most important days in an individual’s life. Make sure you’re prepared on this special day with an easily stowable doTERRA key chain that holds up to 8 of your favorite oils.
We Recommend:
Balance: place on back of neck to help with nerves
Lemon: add to your water as a pick-me-up
Wild Orange: rub on bottom of feet for an energizing and revitalizing aroma
Helichrysum: apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes
DigestZen®: take internally to soothe occasional stomach discomfort*
Deep Blue®: rub on temples and neck for a soothing massage
Bergamot: diffuse in room while getting ready to promote a cheerful and calm atmosphere
Ylang Ylang: apply on wrists, neck, or over heart during the  honeymoon
Other things to have on hand:
  • bandages
  • tissues
  • sewing kit
  • lip stick
  • water proof mascara
  • hand wipes
  • perfume
  • oil blotters
  • hairspray
  • deodorant

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

Spring is coming, and we can’t wait! The air is getting warmer in the Berkshires (at least, on some days), and days are getting longer. Before we know it, beautiful tulips will pop up all around the jane iredale headquarters building. Though the official first day of spring is not until March 20th, we’re celebrating the freshest of seasons a little early. On March 13th, we introduce the new spring makeup collection.

Introducing New Spring Makeup

We know you get as excited about new products as we do, so here is a sneak peak of the Spring Color collection. It brings the peachy, rosy radiance of the season to some perennial favorites. Get ready because the radiant look of bare skin just got better!

Susan and Lisa PureMoist Lipstick

The vivid pigments in Susan and Lisa PureMoist Lipstick blend with nourishing natural oils and fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing. (That’s right, Susan has returned!)

Pro Tip: Sheer out your favorite PureMoist Lipstick shade by lightly applying LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm as a base. It will also give your lips water-resistant sun protection for up to 40 minutes!

Peaches & Cream Bronzer

Want a sunny glow? Look no further than Peaches & Cream Bronzer. It contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look.

Pro Tip: Use a White Fan Brush to apply the lighter two shades to your cheek bones for a luminous glow.

Soft Kiss & Pink Quartz PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple

From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly-pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended PurePressed Eye Shadow Triples can create any look. Available in two new shades: Soft Kiss (left) and Pink Quartz (right).

Pro Tip: Wet your brush with D2O Hydration Spray before picking up the eye shadow color for a more dramatic eye makeup look.

Candid In Touch Blush

Candid, our new In Touch Cream Blush shadeis the perfect solution if you want a soft, dewy and completely natural looking radiance.

Pro Tip: Try the all-over-rose look in a subtle, natural way by using this cream-to-powder blush on your cheeks, eyes and lips!

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

You can find their blog here

 

 

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

With fifteen GRAMMY wins under her belt, a recurring spot on TV’s hottest talent show and a trending #NoMakeup movement, Alicia Keys is at the top of her game. We were thrilled to discover Éminence is the key to keeping Alicia’s skin sparkling – and even more excited to hear she has added another one of our results-driven products to her coveted skin care routine.

When Alicia first revealed her fresh-faced complexion, we weren’t alone in clamoring for her skin care secrets. Into The Gloss, ELLE, W Magazine, PopSugar and SELF are just a few high profile publications that have featured the natural beauty’s favorite products. Most recently, Allure got the scoop on what Alicia’s makeup artist, Dotti, uses to give the star her radiant glow, saying “They make us soft. They make us glow. They promise beauty, and boy, do they deliver. But what our favorite products (or, in this case, Keys’) do best: They make us smile.”

After cleansing Alicia’s skin and applying a mask (our refining Clear Skin Probiotic Masque is one of The Voice judge’s favorites), Dotti applies our Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to “up the dewiness of Keys’s skin” (Allure). This ultra-rich balm is infused with rosehip oil to improve the skin’s moisture, tone and texture, as well as lemongrass (a natural astringent) to minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a picture perfect complexion. To complete Alicia’s look, Dotti turns her attention to the star’s lip area, dabbing on a clear balm to keep her pucker perfectly moisturized. She tells Into The Gloss that our three-step Lip Trio Kit does wonders for Alicia’s lips, keeping them deeply hydrated and camera-ready.

Alicia says of embracing her barefaced complexion: “One thing I’ve heard more than ever is this glow that people refer to that I have. I kind of recognize that glow because I’ve begun to listen to myself inside. And I think there’s something really powerful that happens when you start to listen to yourself. It makes you feel more aware. In touch. More confident. …And that’s taken a little minute to arrive at that place. But there’s definitely something powerful about the way your inner feels that reflects on the outer, on your skin. That, to me, is real beauty.” We couldn’t agree more.

We are incredibly proud that Alicia uses Éminence to celebrate her natural beauty. Which Éminence products are part of your makeup-free routine? 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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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

winter makeup collection, mystikol cream to powder eyeliner

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?

winter makeup collection, Pure & Simple Kit mineral makeup palette


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

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