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August 1,2016

August Fitness Schedule and Spotlight on Beginner Pilates

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Summer is in full swing, but it’s almost back to school time…..WHAT?!

Our new schedule is up

August 2016 Yoga & Pilates

We want to talk a little bit about our Beginner Pilates classes.  Starting August 1st, Amy Eakle is going to be our primary instructor. Amy fell in love with Pilates and decided to pursue a comprehensive education through PHI Pilates.  Amy is now a Level II and Advanced Mat and Props instructor. She continues to study both traditional and new methods as she pursues additional certifications. During her classes she focuses on alignment and proper biomechanics while providing a full body workout.

Here are some of our favorites reasons to become a practitioner of Pilates:

Sculpts your body, clears your mind, increases your energy and serenity

Improves memory and increases cognitive function

Trains your brain by challenging your body and mind at the same time

Deeper muscle activation means better function of the nervous system

Calms your mind and emotions

Releases stress tension in our bodies

Pilates makes you happy – “The first requisite of happiness if physical fitness” ~Joseph Pilates

Makes you more creative

Pilates breath lets you control your emotions

Pilates teaches us to be ourselves, respect our bodies, and be content

Pilates helps you be more confident – “Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit can ever be attained.  Self-confidence follows.” ~Joseph Pilates

Physical Benefits

Develops a strong core – flat abdominals and a strong, healthy back

Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility

Creates an evenly conditioned body, improves sport performance, and prevents injuries

Learn how to move more efficiently

It’s gentle, yet effective

 

We hope to see you on the mat soon at a Beginners Pilates class, and we look forward to starting and growing a Pilates community.

xo Allison

July 27,2016

Repair & Protect – a New Collection from Eminence

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Summer is in full swing, and it seems like everyone I know is off to the beach, their favorite theme park, or spending days at the ball field.   However, along with the benefits of fresh air and activity come the sobering negatives of UV exposure, pollution and harsh elements. Daily aggressors in your environment – including sun, wind, water and snow – exacerbate skin conditions, taking their toll on your complexion and drying out your skin.

To defend yourself against the harshness of the elements, we introduce the Repair and Protect Collection. Our latest line-up of products is specifically formulated to combat environmental stressors including UV rays and the drying effects of pollution, wind, and rain. This collection is your secret weapon against the elements and anything else the seasons throw your way.

ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS REPAIR BALM
This revolutionary super balm uses the power of Natural Repair Complex to fight dry skin caused by elemental exposure. A few dabs of this ultra-rich cream will repair, soothe and reduce redness for dry skin.

ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS SOOTHING HYDRATOR FOR FACE & BODY
A lightweight moisturizer for both face and body, this hydrator can be used under the Repair Balm to lock in moisture, repair dry skin and reduce redness caused by dryness. Camphor and menthol also generate a cooling sensation, perfect for refreshing the face and body after exposure to the elements.

Repair and protect when you’re on the go or at the beach.REPAIR & PROTECT STARTER SET
Repair and protect when you’re on the go or at the beach. Including the Stone Crop Gel Wash, Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator, Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm and Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32, this collection of products is a perfect introduction and ideal for travel.

COMING SOON: ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS LIP BALM SPF 15
Look out for the Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15 which will be joining the collection soon. The rosehip oil in this organic treatment soothes weather-ravaged dry lips, rejuvenating lavender helps restore softness, while zinc oxide provides natural SPF 15 protection against the sun’s harmful rays. This balm helps tone, repair and refresh dry lips.

Are you a Winter Warrior, Urban Commuter, Beach Goddess or Outdoor Enthusiast? Let us know in the comments which product you would like to try.

 We can’t wait for you to try out our new facial -

Organic Rosehip & Lemongrass Facial

This summer fresh facial gives the ultimate healing and protection for all skin types. A synergy of organic ingredients including Rosehip and Rosemary will give 2X faster cell regeneration. Revel in healthy skin with this all new organic facial.

Hope to see you soon!

xo Allison

March 27,2016

What’s New? Spring 2016

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We continue to have lots of new goods coming through the doors this spring.  Here are some of our favorite products and specials:

We love the limited edition Jeweled Eye Crayon Box from gloMinerals ($36), and we love the Eye Perfecting Brush from ecoTools to blend the eye crayon formulas.  We are offering a FREE brush with the purchase of the crayon box.

We also love the NEW Skin is IN Spring promotion from Jane Iredale Cosmetics.  Product packaging has been updated, and the current trend of nudes and neutrals is in full effect.  The new Flawless blush and matte eyeshadow palette are MUST-HAVES!  And, we think the new packaging for the brow kits are a nice improvement.

We love carrying Tiny Devotions, and we stocked up on their high-quality Crystal Candles that are scented with essential oils and contain real crystals.

And we are happy to announce that we have been holding monthly classes about essential oils.  Some of our topics have been Intro to Essential Oils 101, Oils for Valentine’s Day, and Supporting Female Hormones.  All of the classes have been well attended and very informative.  We hold classes the first Monday evening of the month.  Watch for April’s topic coming soon, and a calendar to highlight the rest of the year’s class schedule.  We have been stocking essential oil starter kits from Young Living.  These starter kits include a diffuser, 11 oils, and some other product samples.  These kits are the best way to get started with oils.  Please let us know if you’re interested in ordering the oils, and we try to keep these kits in stock at Riversong Spa.  We are also expanding our retail offerings of the oils.  If you’d like to purchase a kit online, just follow this link

This spring, Riversong Spa’s diffuser blend is Lavender, Lemon, & Peppermint in equal parts.  We love this trio to relieve seasonal discomfort.   We will have these oils and small orb diffusers (perfect for your car, desk, or office) coming to retail shelves soon!

Hope everyone is enjoying spring!!

xo Allison

March 18,2016

Beauty Prep Collection

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This Beauty Prep Collection features a trio of high-performance skin care, featuring Face Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer.  It is specifically designed to optimize the wear and longevity of mineral makeup. Each is designed to prepare, protect and pump skin full of hydration so that makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. Both the cleanser and toner possess the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics certification. BeautyPrep Face Cleanser is a no-rinse cleansing micellar water and all-over makeup remover with dual cucumber extracts in liposome form. BeautyPrep Face Toner contains organic lemon grass, apple, pear, carrot and coconut water to balance pH and restore the surface of the skin. BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer features four different organic rose stem cell extracts, each with a different function to cater to all skin types.

We will have this collection to test, sample, and purchase at our Spring Launch Event on March 26th.  We hope you’ll stop by and check it out!

March 17,2016

WV Bridal Makeup Artist // Riversong Spa Bridal Services & Packages

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Bridal season is here, and we have updated our Bridal Services & Packages!  We are excited to introduce some awesome packages to provide luxurious pampering leading up to the day of your wedding. (Photos courtesy of Brittany Anderson Photography)

 

 

We have updated our basic Wedding Services and Pricing:

Bridal Trial – $75 includes thorough consultation about wedding details, airbrush makeup, and false lashes

Bridal Makeup Day of Wedding – $125

Attendants/Mothers Day of Wedding – $75 includes airbrush makeup and false lashes

*On-location minimum of the Bride plus 4.  Non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your wedding date.

Full-Set Lash Extensions – $175  Having lash extensions done before your wedding looks amazing in person and in your photographs, and saves so much time the day of your wedding and on your honeymoon!  We recommend having these done 1-3 days prior to your wedding day.

Riversong Signature Bridal Package $500

Includes Initial Makeup Consultation/Trial with faux lashes, Holistic Signature Facial & brow tint/design (3-7 days before the wedding), Full Set Lash Extensions + Day of skin prep and airbrush makeup application with waterproof setting.

Radiant Skin Bridal Package $600 

This package is for the bride who wants to take take of herself and have radiant skin on her wedding day.  Begin this package four months out from your wedding day, and start taking care of your skin with monthly facials.  This package includes four Holistic Signature Facials and skin care products to support your most radiant skin ever! (Receive 4 full-size Eminence Organic Skin Care products, based on your skin analysis and professional recommendations.)

Honeymoon Makeup Package $350

From this day forward, lavish your skin with LOVE…Treat yourself to new makeup before your wedding and honeymoon!  Let us help you pick out new products that are amazing for your skin, contain natural SPF, and will save you time while you’re away.  We’ll show you some time-saving tricks, multi-purpose, and travel products.  You’ll fall in love with Jane Iredale cosmetics!

Wedding Day Touch-Up Kit

Purchase your full-size lip color and Jane Iredale blotting papers for your convenience on your wedding day.  We can also customize your kit to include discreet peppermint essential oil beadlets, and many more necessities!

Bridesmaids Gift Packages

We will customize a gift for your bridesmaids.  They have helped you and been loyal friends throughout your wedding planning.  Maybe they’re makeup lovers, skin care junkies, or lip gloss addicts?  Maybe you want to give them a Tiny Devotions bracelet stack, or mala beads?  We can help you customize gifts that let them know how much you appreciate them.