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October 10,2015

FALL in Love

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The subtle changes of crisper air, sporting boots rather than flip flops, and less time spent in the sunlight…all these things point that FALL has arrived! This time of the year is a little bitter sweet for me, I love sunshine! But it’s nice to give my skin a break and enjoy the benefits of bronzer. There are so many AMAZING items that have/will be hitting the shelves of Riversong Spa…these are items you won’t want to miss out on!

First up Glo Minerals Lip Crayons!!! I love this product because of it’s intense long lasting colour! Most of the colours shown are bold statement colours, but can be toned down simply by adding a sheer gloss. 

Lip Crayon in Bombshell topped with peach gloss

Finish off and refresh your look with Jane Iredales Smell the Roses Hydrating Spray. I love this product not only because it smells wonderful, but also because it benefits and hydrates your skin with each application. This limited edition product is one you most definitely will not want to miss out on. 

Another fantastic element to add to Fall is an intense eye! Glo Minerals just put out a great variety of Fall eye shadows that can be taken from a light every day eye to intense sultry eye. I’m lusting over the potential of these long lasting color options!! To get the most versatility, purchase all four! 

One of the most important items to consider is skin care by Eminence, since using all Eminence my skin has changed drastically! Recently they released Exfoliating Peels; with four options best suited for your skin type. See amazing results in the vibrance and resurfacing of your skin in two weeks. Trust me when I say…this is a game changer for your face!!

Don’t forget the “Tools to the Trade..” How you apply your products is just as important as what your product is. Proper tools can polish your application, leaving the product more blended and even. Both Jane Iredale and Glo Minerals have amazing brushes for a flawless application, especially when it comes to foundation and concealer. 

Set the ambience of your environment  with Root Legacy Candles. With a wide selection of amazing and unique scents, these candles set the tone for any occasion. Really there a nice addition to every room to add “smell goods” and relaxation to the air.

 

 Shop online or make an appointment to try before you buy all your Fall Must haves at Riversong Spa!

 

August 19,2015

Rock the Trend

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The comings and goings of trends is kind of like Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s relationship…there are in, then they are out…but one thing is certain, when it comes to make-up trends you can be assured that your investment is lasting. 

A bold, statement lip is a huge trend right now

Unlike certain styles of clothes, cosmetics are pretty versatile. Remember when you had that stellar blue eyeshadow phase?? (If it hasn’t yet expired) don’t toss it, simply add more bronze tones to create a smokey eye with a blue enhancement. Or how about that time when retro red was happening…and now it’s not so happening? Remove excess, so that it looks more so like a stain rather than a lipstick and add a neutral gloss for an everyday look.

EXPENSE THE EXPENSE:

When contemplating a splurge, if you are looking at getting the most for your money, ask yourself a few questions:

“Will these colours/products work in the majority of season with my skin tone?”

“Is this a quality product?

“Is it super trendy?”

“How long will this product last me?”

In the majority of cases (meaning 90%) you are getting what you paid for. So remember this is going on your face and will affect the appearance of the makeup as well as your skin after you take it all off, so don’t be too cheap when it comes to make up. Make the investment.

Urban Decay’s Electric Palette

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Even if you are considering a product because it’s “trendy” such as Urban Decays Electric Palette, remember this is going on your face…and can be used in more everyday ways if you think outside the box. This Palette is all about the insane color choices, but as I mentioned earlier if you diffuse the intense colours with some neutrals it can work as an accent for your eye color.

HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Choose products that you know will not only work for you but also be of the best quality. Don’t sabotage your wallet or your face for something super cheap and  trendy. Go for something of quality

Tangerine shades mixed with Bronze to make a brown eye pop!

and that’s versatile.

 

Not sure how to merge “trendy” and “timeless” into choosing product? Call ahead and make an appointment to get the 411 on the latest products and trends as well as a demo on how to happily “marry” the two!

Check out some of the hottest shades we just received from Glo minerals for Fall! This a great example of trendy, yet versatile

July 19,2015

The Fountain of Truth

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Want the secret to longer lasting youthful looking skin?

The beautiful Sophia Loren who gracefully aged

The answer is simpler than you think, it breaks down to  2-factors: How hard you live (lifestyle), and What you put in your body. This all sounds very cliché, however, when I was taking a Theatrical Make-up Class in college we really focused on the aging process. Basically the 2-factors listed above can affect how you age and how it will ultimately affect your skin. Sun-lovers,stress, alcohol, smoking, sleep, and genetics all play a big part in the breakdown of your skin. Here are some tips and tricks to aid in slowing down the aging process and possibly even reversing some of the damage

WATER

I cannot stress enough the major role water plays in the appearance of your skin. It not only hydrates and provides necessary nutrients, but is also acts as a plumping and glow agent to your skin. We all loathe cellulite…water also helps diminish the appearance of dimpling. Aim for at least 1oz per pound. So for example if you weigh 150lbs, aim to drink 150oz. This can be a challenging task, a great way to start is by purchasing a water bottle that holds 48oz or more, and partially freezing it so it stays cold. Add lemon, lime, mint, or cucumber for a little zest. This will ease the hassle of ensuring your getting in your daily need.

 

NEVER SKIMP ON CLEANSING

We all get tired and lazy, but washing your face 2-3x a day (depending on your PH balance & lifestyle) is crucial to removing sweat and make-up which can clog pores. Washing your face should be like brushing your teeth..a must! On a daily basis upon waking, after working out, before bed these are times which are most definitely necessary. There are so many cleansers on the market, perhaps you don’t know which one is right for you.

The protective antioxidants in our Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser will energize your skin’s look and feel. The secret ingredient is our exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex, which hydrates and invigorates skin to give it that look of elasticity. Tea tree oil helps prevent the look of breakouts and finely ground olive seed gently exfoliates for revitalized and fresher looking skin.

For those with even the most sensitive skin, our Stone Crop Gel Wash washes away impurities without drying out the skin. The oil-free extracts help even skin tone and minimize the appearance of blemishes to leave a healthy complexion.

 

Brighten the appearance of skin and reduce the signs of aging with the help of our Bright Skin Cleanser. For normal to dry skin types, this cleanser uses two actives – Gigawhite and a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative – to give skin the appearance of being brighter and younger looking.

TONE & MOISTURIZE

At a younger age I would just wash my face, it wasn’t until I started repping for a cosmetic company that I fully understood how import it is to use toner and moisturize daily. Toner removes all the dirt, oil, and grime that your face wash didn’t get.  Followed by properly moisturzing. Why is a moisturizer so important? Using moisturizer has proven benefits for the skin over the long haul. Hydration is what allows skin to function at peak performance. Skin cells in this condition can rapidly repair themselves and turnover fresh cells, which means huge anti-aging benefits down the road. In this study from the British Journal of Dermatology, those who used moisturizer were found to develop wrinkles at a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin (birchbox).  There are so many varieties on the market. Sometimes because our skin changes throughout seasons, aging, exposure, etc..trial of different kinds can be beneficial to finding out what works the best for your skin.

Glo minerals has a wide variety of toners for every skin type

 

GET YOUR GLOW ON

30minutes of donating a little sweat to the fitness gods can pay off more than one way. Sure, most of exercise to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but getting the blood pumping can seriously benefit your complexion. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. “Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin,” says Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. So go ahead and don’t be afraid to sweat a little.

The colors and names alone will grab your attention! Eminence has a wide abudance of AMAZING moisturizes. My personal fav is the Rose Hips Whip Moisturizer

 

MASQUE IT

There’s nothing I love better than a good detoxifying mask! Once a week after a workout I, when my pores are open, I’ll wash my face with warm water and cleanser than apply Eminence’s Balancing Masque Duo. The best thing about this mask is, I can actually feel it working. It has two sides: Charcoal T-Zone Purifier and Eminence Pomelo Cheek Treatment. This masque duo was formulated to mattify the oily t-zone while drawing out deep down impurities and leaving skin refreshed, clear and hydrated.

Eminence Balancing Duo Masque leaves your skin glowing, feeling bright and clean!

OTHER TIPS

Get regular facials! Not only will it relax you, but also good to “rebalance” your skin one to two times a month. Discuss your aging conerns with both your Esthetician and your Dermatologist, they can guide in the right direction to minimize your aging ales.

Get your Zzzz’s! Those who are well rested are less stressed, more energetic, and more positive, playing a huge part on dark circles,and fine lines and wrinkles.

Relax! Aging is a part of life, but you can do it gracefully or you can panic!!! Gracefully is a lot more serene.

 

July 12,2015

All that Shimmers

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There was a time when the thought of “shimmer” brought me back to the days of 8th grade, when the Spice girls were cool, and everything looked better with shimmer or glitter…..this thought makes me cringe. However, over the past few years I have learned there is definitely an adult way to utilize shimmer.

Cheek and brow shimmer highlight

Jane Iredale has two fantastic products out; 24-Karat Gold Dustprovides a loose shimmer in a trio of colors (silver, bronze, and gold), depending upon your skin tone and the look you want to create this product can be used a number of ways. Highlighting the cheek bones, brow bones, or dusting it on your shoulders/collar bones is a great way to subtlety highlight.

Highlight your collar bones and decollatage!

For best results apply shimmer dust with fan brush

These amazing shimmer dust are fantastic in three blendable shades in bronze, gold, and silver!

Another amazing, but limited edition product is Jane’s Golden Shimmer Face & Body Lotion. This lotion provides a more simplistic way to apply shimmer to your shoulders and decolletage.

Accentuate youur physique for Summer parties or evenings out with this great product.

 

Glominerals also has Shimmer Brickwhich is perfect for everyday use. This product provides a subtle luster, so you can highlight lips, cheeks, and brow bone. You can easily create a simple fresh faced look by highlighting after concealing, then finishing with eye liner and mascara.

Universal shimmer to add a little something to an everday look

 

To ensure you are going to select a shade of shimmer that best suits your skin tone, do a swipe test on your hand, and also the side of your face. This is important mainly because your face is much lighter than your arms/legs.  Select the shade that will best compliment your skin tone and desired look.

Comparing shades of shimmer side by side is the best way to visually see what compliments your skin.

 

If you already have a shimmer product, but just haven’t fully been knowledgable in how to use it, eyes and cheeks are a great place to test the waters. Check out some of these stellar celeb photos of how shimmer was utilized in their evening eye look!

 

Julianne Hough

Frosted Look

Blake Lively


Feeling inspired?! Pick up your shimmer products today at Riversong Spa! If you are still feeling a little hesitant and are having visual flashbacks to “way back when…” we are always around for product tutorials. So go forth and re-visist the adult version of how to shimmer.

 

June 29,2015

Saving Face

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We all have that vision of seamlessly pulling off the red, white, and blue along with a flawless face.  But  realistically,  it will take a few tweaks to your everyday routine to weather proof your look. These tips and products are a game changer!

Protect Your Pout

Maintain colour, even on the hottest of days can be rather difficult but can be done.

1. Prep your lips with a basic chapstick

2. Line and fill your lips with glo minerals lip filler pencil, the best thing about this pencil is it’s colorless so it will work with any lip color.

glominerals lip filler pencil

3. With a brush apply your chosen lip color, gently press your lips together then blot on a tissue.

Jane Iredale Loose Finishing Powder & glo minerals cream lip stick

4. With a soft bristle puffy brush dust setting powder over the lips. Brush off any excess powder. This will help set the color and leave almost like a lip stain effect.

5. Reapply lip color once more with a brush, and top with your gloss of choice.

Fake the Bake

We all love an amazing summer tan, but the repercussions on your skin are irreversable. One product t I have fallen head over heels for is Jane Iredale’s Tantasia. There is a trick to applying this product so that it is applied evenly, and during those hot days you don’t sweat off your tan.

1. During your shower, after you shave your legs, apply Eminence Shower Scrub in a circular motion all over. These will buff away the dead skin and stimulate circulation providing a silky even surface.

We love the after feel of this product! (Eminence Mimosa Champagne Sugar Scrub)

Firm and Moisturize with Eminence Coconut Firming Lotion

2. After drying the skin apply Eminence Coconut Firming Lotion all over, working the lotion in so it is fully absorbed.

A product you’ll truly become addicted to for that year round gorgeous glow!

3. Finish by applying a dime to a quarter size amount of Tantasia (depending on the area being covered and the desired darkness) throughly on your legs, arms, and chest. You can even mix a tiny amount into your night cream to add some glow to your face (avoid the eyebrows). *Make sure to wash your hands* Do not dress for 10-15min so the product has time to absorb and dry.

4. Several hours later you’ll be rocking a gorgeous glow!

 

Finish the Face

Prevent the mid day meltdown by prepping and finishing the face with these simple steps.

1. An important step a lot of women skip is cleansing the face prior to applying anything. This step makes a huge difference, removing anything (sweat, night cream, oil, etc) that may affect the longevity of your make up.

The Power Trio: Jane Iredale-Smooth Affair Primer, Eminence-Cucumber Eye Gel & Bright Skin Cleanser

2. Apply a moisturizer (preferably with an SPF) and eyecream. Immediately after apply Smooth Affair Facial Primer from Jane Iredale, this primer will not only hold your make up better, but it is also good for your skin!

3. Once your full face is on, finish by dusting glo minerals Loose Matte Finishing Powder; sets looks to last all day while soaking up oil, keeping skin shine-free.

Finish your look with glo minerals finishing powder, and Jane Iredale Pom Mist

4. Complete by spritzing Jane Iredales’ Pom Mist Hydration spray to set your look!

 

Look your best even in the hottest weather with Riversong Spa

 

Use this tips and products to protect and perfect your make-up for any outdoor event, from wedding to the 4th of July BBQ Riversong Spa has you prepared to Save Face!