Monday, March 26, 2012

Makeover Monday

The feature of today's Makeover Monday is Andrea Vincent.  Andrea is a Title I teacher/reading specialist/Reading Recovery teacher/all-around reading intervention hero.  She and I went through Reading Recovery training together about 7 years ago, but we first met in our reading specialist graduate program.  Our shared experiences, trainings, and travel have made us pretty tight.  Plus, we have a lot in common.  She works full-time and has a toddler at home.  I know that as a mom it's really fun to get a new look and remember what your life was like before kids :)

Here is Andrea's before...
And here are her afters...

I was inspired by this ad I found at Target, and I wanted to approximate the colors & the look with gloMinerals products. 
A close-up of her eyes...
Products used:

Andrea, you look radiant!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Natural Solution to Retinol

These products just arrived at Riversong Spa!!

What's New

Age Corrective Collection

Introducing Instant Results, Lasting Beauty with Collagen Boosting
Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells!

This spring, discover exotic coconut, bamboo and neroli oil plus two new revolutionary, clinically-proven age correcting ingredients with the new Age Corrective Collection! Turn back time with organic skin care that repairs the visible signs of aging instantly – skin appears tightened and firm with one application – and restores collagen levels and cell vitality over time for skin that appears, and acts, naturally ageless. The secret is in the science. Our incredible Natural Retinol Alternative Complex contains chicory root and tara tree for a complex that mimics – and out-performs – the oft-prescribed conventional retinol to increase collagen synthesis. Plus we’ve added plant stem cells from the famous Swiss Green Apple to deliver an increase in cell regeneration and longevity. Just look at the results!
- Skin appears tightened and firm in as little as 5 minutes.
- Collagen levels increase in just 6 days.
- Wrinkles and crow’s feet dramatically soften in 28 days.
Products (Total Items: 5)   
Bamboo Firming Fluid
Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer
Coconut Firming Body Lotion
Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum
Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist

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Check out this article from Organic Spa:

A Natural Solution to Retinol

Monday, March 19, 2012

Makeover Monday

The feature of today's Makeover Monday is Debbie Workman.  Debbie and her husband own Touchstone Data Systems, and she is the secretary and treasurer for the Bridgeport Farmers Market.  What I like about Debbie is that you can tell she gets the job done.  I appreciate and respect that in a business woman.  She also has really good taste in music AND food, so that's even more of a bonus, in my opinion.

Here is Debbie's before...

And here are her afters...

This time of year, I'm inspired by the promise of spring, so I try to brighten up faces with brighter cheeks and lips.  Basically, eye colors can stay the same year-round, depending on what colors complement your skin tone, eye color, and despite what some purists say, your outfit.

I used gloMinerals papaya blush 

and I blended glo's majestic sienna lip crayon with tahiti lip sheer.

And don't forget, the next Bridgeport Farmers Market is coming up on Sunday, April 1st from 11-2 at the Bridgeport Conference Center at Charles Point.  There are local vendors plus you can enjoy a leisurely brunch while you're there.  I'm planning on doing makeovers there, so please e-mail me if you're interested, and we'll schedule a time.  

See you at the market!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Makeover Monday

The feature of today's Makeover Monday is Jamie Stover, reporter for WBOY Channel 12.  
Here is her before...
Can I just say that I love that all of the Channel 12 reporters and anchors I've met and worked with so far have been so well-accessorized!  They all have the best jewelry and accessories.  They always look put-together and business professional.

Here are her afters...

I used neutral browns and copper for her eyeshadow, then a brighter blush on her cheeks, and I talked her into doing a brighter lipstick color for spring.

Thanks, Jamie!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Makeover Monday

The feature of today's Makeover Monday is Kim Freda, Assignment Editor at WBOY Channel 12.  You may not recognize Kim because she works behind the scenes at the station.  

Here is her before...

We decided to do an everyday going into evening look.  I love to mix eggplant with kona eyeshadow to create a brownish/plum look.

Ta-Da!  Here are her afters...

Thanks, Kim!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Product Spotlight

March will begin a  new monthly feature where I spotlight a great product that I carry in my shop.  This month, I am featuring Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum.  This product is my best-selling product.  People are sort of addicted to it.  I refer to it as "the fountain of youth."  And, I've hardly ever met a skin type that couldn't use it.
Description: Refining & Revitalizing

Skin Type: All skin types especially dehydrated

Key Ingredients:
  • Strawberry: cleanser and astringent; contains Salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and removes impurities to brighten skin and shrink pores.
  • Rhubarb: astringent and disinfectant; healing and a good source of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C
  • Hyaluronic Acid (from marshmallow plant extract): deeply hydrating; natural substance that smooths and plumps skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Honey: moisturizing, nourishing; acts as a mild antiseptic
  • Aloe Vera: healer, moisturizer; calms irritated skin, works to alleviate the effects of UV radiation, hydrates and softens the skin
  • Biocomplex™: an antioxidant booster of Vitamins A, Ester C, E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid; delivers a balanced mix of essential antioxidants and effectively combats free radicals
1oz/30ml dropper bottle

Some other information about this product is that hyaluronic acid is an extremely anti-aging ingredient that is naturally-occuring in the deeper layers of the skin, in between collagen & elastin fibers, and it can hold up to 1000x its weight in water.  Hyaluronic acid is what gives skin its spring & bounce.  So, we would all drink this stuff if we could. ;)  

Another piece of info is that it's obvious this would do wonders for dry & dehydrated skin, but a lot of times, people who have oily skin actually have dehydrated skin, which would be lack of water in their skin.  Dehydrated/oily skin will actually over-product oil to compensate for the dehydration (lack of water).  So, this serum works great on oily skin too.  

This product retails for $42, and for a limited time, when you purchase a bottle, you will also receive the cutest little reusable shopping bag that folds up into a drawstring strawberry that's small enough to fit inside your purse.  Sweet!