Burke Williams Offers Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages Treat the women in your life to a luxurious spa day that includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure.

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Burke Williams is pleased to announce three special Gift Card Packages to celebrate Mother’s Day and pamper the women in your life with a rejuvenating spa day. Each exclusive package includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a nourishing pedicure that’s paired with a selection of Burke Williams signature services.

 

Give the gift of renewal this Mother’s Day with the “Relax,” “Escape,” and “For Two: A Special Mother / Daughter Experience” Gift Card Packages. Each package includes the Passion Fruit and Agave Pedi, which uses Passion Fruit and Blue Agave Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, Honey Heel Glaze to nourish the skin, and Passion Fruit and Agave body soufflé to hydrate. Each package is offered at an incredible value, and packages are available now and vary slightly per spa location.

 

Moms will “Relax” with the Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure with her choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- Spa Style facial starting at just $149 ($189 value or higher). “Escape” with a Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -and- a 50-minute Spa Style facial all starting at $249 ($308 value or higher). “For Two: A Special Mother / Daughter Experience” welcomes mothers and daughters to share in a relaxing experience and enjoy the nourishing Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure with their choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- a 50-minute Spa Style facial for just $299 ($378 value).

 

Guests must be 18 years of age to enjoy a massage. Pedicure services are not available at the Mission Viejo spa and will be substituted with a 25-minute Salt or Sugar Glo for the Mother’s Day packages. Package pricing can vary per spa location.

 

Mother’s Day packages are available now through May 14. Visit a Burke Williams spa location near you or online at www.burkewilliamsspa.com for gift cards and reservations by location. Go beyond the spa with Burke Williams this Mother’s Day.

I recently visited Burke Williams Spa in Torrance and had a lovely visit! I had a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage and it was simply heavenly! I highly recommend this service and this location! I’m already a big fan of Burke Williams Spa and love to spend half a day relaxing there and being pampered! If you have the time, you should spend a whole day there! I love the staff because they really make you feel special! But, it truly is the whole atmosphere! It’s like an escape from your hectic everyday hustle and bustle and you don’t even have to drive very far! 

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Self Disclosure: I received a media-comped visit to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided.

EARTH MONTH: Recycle and be Rewarded with Kiehl’s Initiative

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During the traditional Earth Month of April, Kiehl’s Since 1851 reaffirms its environmental commitment with a month-long celebration of recycling, all to benefit Recycle Across America (RAA), the not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions for recycling that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress.

 

This year, Kiehl’s will donate a total of $25,000 to RAA, which will help donate 33,000 standardized recycling labels to more than 325 K-12 schools throughout the country. Kiehl’s began working with RAA in 2012, and to date we’ve donated standardized recycling labels to more than 5,000 schools nationwide, encouraging students to learn to recycle right and use those learnings in their day to day lives.

 

While Kiehl’s encourages recycling year-round with its Recycle and Be Rewarded program in our retail stores, through May 1, we will be offering additional incentives for Kiehl’s friends and family to recycle themselves, and encourage their friends and family to do so.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • Through May 1, in any Kiehl’s freestanding store, for every empty Kiehl’s jar, bottle or tube recycled, Kiehl’s will donate $1 to Recycle Across America, up to $15,000.

 

  • Through May 1 on Instagram, snap a pic of your Kiehl’s empties using #KiehlsEarthDay. For every post tagging @Kiehls and #KiehlsEarthDay Kiehl’s will donate $1 to @recycleacrossamerica, up to $10,000.

 

  • April 13-April 26: Spend $100 at Kiehl’s retail stores or Kiehls.com, and receive a reusable water bottle filled with 4 deluxe samples of your choice. On Kiehls.com, enter code EARTH at checkout.

 

This-and every-month, Kiehl’s encourages recycling in our stores with our Recycle and Be Rewarded initiative.

 

This ongoing program is available only in Kiehl’s free-standing stores, and allows our customers to return empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling, in exchange for product.  Since 2009, Kiehl’s has recycled more than 3,300,000 empties!

 

How Recycle and Be Rewarded! works:

 

  • Patrons are encouraged to be eco-conscious and return empty Kiehl’s bottles and tubes to any Kiehl’s store.

 

  • Customers’ recycle count will be digitally tracked at Kiehl’s freestanding stores. Upon returning the 10th empty, the customers are rewarded for their recycling efforts by selecting a free item from the Official Kiehl’s Travel Collection.

 

  • See more, and find a Kiehl’s store here: http://www.kiehls.com/recycle-and-be-rewarded

Now, how cool is that?!

I also highly recommend one of Kiehl’s most beloved products, Ultra Facial Cream! I received a sample and love it!  This one has a sunscreen formula, offers 24-hour hydration and has SPF 30. It’s a true beauty-must-buy product this Spring and Summer! 

Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 is, of course, inspired by its sister product, Ultra Facial Cream, which is known for keeping skin moisturized and comfortable for 24 hours.

Like the original, Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 also contains Antarcticine, a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica that’s known to withstand extreme cold, and Squalane, a lipid derived from olives that has emollient characteristics that coat the surface of the skin and help hold on to moisture, as well as “Fountain Plant” (also known as Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract), a plant native to Asia known to resist drought. In skincare, this plant is notable for its ability to help skin maintain its natural moisture reserves.

This new formula leaves skin soft, smooth and healthy-looking, and protected with broad-spectrum SPF30 protection, so Ultra Facial Cream fans can now get their SPF protection in creamy formula. (The original version isn’t going anywhere, for those who prefer to use a separate SPF!)

More info:

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF30

  • Fast-absorbing, non-greasy texture provides broad spectrum SPF30 protection
  • Provides a fresh feel while leaving skin soft, healthy and comfortably moisturized
  • Fresh aroma, Paraben free
  • 50 ml $27.50/125 ml $47.50
  • Available in-store NOW and on Kiehls.com

Self Disclosure: I did receive a free sample to post. Photo info and other info was provided

Get the Look! March Trend: Bright Stripes! with Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole

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Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole always has her finger on the latest nail trends and this month she recommends bright stripes- a rainbow bright manicure with big impact. When explaining her inspiration for Bright Stripes, Madeline reported that “tons of bright colors revived the 80’s this spring 2017 season. There was no shortage of saturation”. So Madeline followed suit with a manicure to match this runway trend. Want to get this look yourself? See below for a step by step guide to achieving this look right at home, with just Sally Hansen Nail Colors and a toothpick!

I love these Spring Nail shades from Sally Hansen and I love this look!

Step 1: Apply two thin coats of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tipsy Gipsy and allow to dry
 
 
 
 Step 2:  Use a toothpick to paint one fine stripe on each nail with Miracle Gel in Fish-Teal Braid 
 
 
 
Step 3: Apply a coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat to seal your manicure.
 
Look for the products at retailers where Sally Hansen products are sold!

Price: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color and Top Coat: $9.99 each.
Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this post. Credit goes to Sally Hansen for this Spring time beauty look. Photos were also provided.

Discover Skinerals: Organic Skin Line with a Life-Changing Purpose Protect your skin naturally while helping fund skin cancer research with Skinerals.

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Skinerals innovative formulas focus on minerals—not chemicals—to restore, pamper, and protect the body’s most important and hardest working features.
Skineral’s founder, Michael Schindele, launched his brand after his daughter was diagnosed with severe eczema and skin allergies. His mission to create products that could manage and repair her skin damage led to a healthier, all organic approach to beauty.
The brand includes 16 natural and organic skin care products. Dedicated to improving the skincare industry through organic skin solutions, Skinerals has pledged to donate a share of every single bottle sold to skin cancer research.
Recommend by dermatologists, Skinerals offer a natural solution to those with sensitive skin.
“I recommend these formulas for my patients with sensitive skin,” states Doctor Michael Swann of Swann Dermatology, “The natural ingredient composition, replenishes and hydrates the skin without causing irritation.”
Skinerals uses hundreds of different minerals and earth elements to naturally promote healthy cell growth and development, providing relief from many chronic, irritating, and embarrassing skin conditions.
“Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture by binding water molecules. I recommend the Diamond Age-Defying Serum for its hydrating abilities as well as its capability to repair and protect the skin,” explains Dr. Michael Swann.
People with eczema and other skin allergies are susceptible to skin irritations year around, both indoors and outdoors.
Reduce stretch marks, smooth fine lines, and attain a natural glow with Skinerals:
· Sweet Jasper Body Lotion – Gentle yet deeply moisturizing, this lotion reduces stretch marks, scarring, and cellulite. It’s safe to use daily and blends in quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue.
· Californium Sunless Bronzer – This mousse formula applies a natural tan effortlessly, free of streaks and unevenness. It’s available in an 8oz bottle for home use and a travel size for touch ups on-the-go.
· Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser – Its light citrus fragrance entices the senses while its formula of activated charcoal, aloe, and orange peel oil work to neutralize acidity and gently exfoliate. Nourishing Vitamins C, B5, and E promote supple, smooth skin.
· Diamond Age Defying Serum – A blend of premium natural oils and extracts, which combat wrinkles, retain moisture, restore reliance, smooth fine lines, and prevent skin inflammation.
Skinerals’ products are entirely vegan as well as paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free; proudly made in the USA in an FDA approved facility.

I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products and I am really quite impressed! I tried the Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser, the Crystal Coconut Conditioner, and the Sweet Jasper Body Lotion.  I really like all three products but my favorite is the body lotion. It works really well, absorbs well on my skin and smells great! The Facial Cleanser is a real hit with me as well since it cleans my face and also doesn’t dry it out. 
About
Michael Schindele founded Skinerals in 2014 after his daughter was diagnosed with severe eczema and skin allergies. His mission to create products that could manage and repair her skin damage led to a healthier, all organic approach to beauty. The brand now includes 16 natural and organic skin care products and has pledged to donate a share of every single bottle sold to skin cancer research.

Self Disclosure: I receive free samples to facilitate this post. Photos were also provided.

Experience a Burke Williams Blow Out at Style

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Burke Williams Day Spa invites guests to take the spa experience to the next level with a visit to the in-spa blow dry bar, Style. Available at the new Hollywood and Woodland Hills spas, hair care experts will shampoo, condition, and style your hair with the finest products available. With a visit to Style, spa goers leave looking as fabulous as they feel.

 

Burke Williams welcomes spa lovers to indulge in a day of luxurious relaxation that ends with a visit to Style for just $45. After shampooing and conditioning your hair with products from the iconic Shu Uemura hair care line, stylists will create a look ranging from straight and sleek to curly and chic. Burke Williams’ team of hair stylists can also create fashionable braids. Perfect for the end of a rejuvenating spa day or as a dedicated service, Style offers an option for hair care on the go. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are recommended.

 

Burke Williams is a haven for healing and beauty, and the Hollywood and Woodland Hills spas offer an array of innovative services including blow outs at Style, aromatherapy at the Custom Blend Alchemy Bar, and Steam Pedicures in the Nail Lounge, as well as a full menu of facials, massages, and body treatments. To book an appointment and learn more about Burke Williams Day Spa locations, services and products please visit http://burkewilliamsspa.com.

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Burke Williams

For over 30 years Burke Williams Day Spa has been committed to creating an environment of refinement that inspires and provides its guest with a luxurious sanctuary to unwind. With ten locations across Northern and Southern California and the exclusive in-spa skin care line H2V, relaxation awaits with each of our European-inspired treatments including massage therapy, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, baths and an array of signature spa services.

Winter is gone! Spring is here! Time to say goodbye to dry hands! Say Hello to Lauren B. Beauty Hand and Nail Products!

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Spring is here, and that means warmer weather and no more dry hands. Luckily, you can keep your hands and nails in-tact and looking healthy with these tips from Skyy Hadley and products from Lauren B. Beauty!
Many people don’t realize, but taking care of your cuticles is the best way to keep your nails looking their best. Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, is a firm believer in tending to your cuticles for strong and lustrous nails. Follow her tips below for the best results:

  • Always use a cuticle oil/cream. Having dry, scraggly cuticles is not a good look and may even make you want to pick them, which can lead to a bacterial infection. Using a cuticle oil can make your manicure last longer. Keeping the nail beds and areas around your nails moisturized will make the nail polish stay in place longer. A cuticle oil is a great way to make a two day old manicure look like you just walked out of the salon
  • If you don’t have cuticle oil or cream available, you can use anything from your kitchen! Olive oil, baby oil, or even Vaseline are quick go-to solutions
  • NEVER cut your cuticles, they should only be pushed back. Cuticles are designed to protect your fingers from infections, and bacteria. You should only cut the dry skin around the nail and not the actual cuticles themselves

To keep your hand and nails looking and feeling fabulous, these luxurious products from Lauren B. Beauty are the ultimate in nail care innovation:

  • Lauren B. Beauty Cuticle Oil ($20)

This one is a real beauty-must! I  love this one!

  • Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm ($30)
  • Lauren B. Beauty Nourishing Hand Crème ($24)

I received a sample of this and I simply love it! It instantly leaves my hands feeling softer! My skin really does get dried out in the Winter so I am thrilled about how well this product works!

 

Self Disclosure: Thank you to Skyy Hadley for the wonderful beauty tips! I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and info was also provided.

Spring is here! Spring Time Beauty Must-Haves!

Spring is here! Spring is here!

Although it is raining today here in Southern California, I am thrilled that Spring is here!

Winter dry skin will soon go away and time for Pedicures and more days at the beach! Here are my favorite beauty products for this Season!

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AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel ($35.00 at aquis.com and sephora.com)
Waffle Luxe sounds like she might ‘go on a bit’. Indeed, with increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. Great for African and Asian hair. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

I really love this one! It really does work great on getting rid of frizz!

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Infiniti PRO by Conair Ultimate Root Booster Collection ($9.99 at target.com and ulta.com)
A collection of six root-boosting brushes, each designed with a vented barrel for up to 50% more airflow for ultra-fast drying. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots, creating unparalleled volume, bounce, and body.

This has quickly become my to-go-to brush!

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I so love this product! It leaves my skin feeling refreshed throughout the day!

Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist ($24.99 at cvs.com and riteaid.com)
Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.

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Oh My! Are you looking for a face product that will leave your skin feeling firmer? This one is for you!

DDF Advanced Firming Cream ($130.00 at ddfskincare.com)
Advanced formula contains the breakthrough Tumeric Complex, with glycerin, zinc and copper, that hydrates to firm and tighten, provides antioxidant protection for the moisture barrier, and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.

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This one will leave your skin feeling much softer! I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it! Goodbye Winter skin!

MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil ($82.00 at malinandgoetz.com)
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.

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This is a great product! I just love applying my foundation with this one! It is simple to use and even easy to clean!

The Makeup Drop ($20.00 at makeupdrop.com)

The Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator.
How To Use:
Simply apply primer, foundation, powder, cream blush or any other complexion product directly to either side of the MakeupDrop™ and blend across the face for flawless results.
How To Clean:
The MakeupDrop™ is easily cleaned with soap and water, and is perfect for those who hate messy makeup fingers!

Look for all my Spring favorites!

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to feature in this beauty post and photos/info were provided.

Beauty Week at Whole Foods Market! Mark your Calendar for March March 22 – 28! Special Opportunity: “hello, beauty” bag Giveaway!

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From March 22 – 28, Whole Foods Market is hosting their third annual “Beauty Week,” which means 25% off all cosmetics and facial care in our stores! (Pro tip: if you’re a fan of Trilogy products, they are an EXTRA 25% off during this time, too!)

On Friday, March 24, they will also be offering a limited edition “hello, beauty” bag while supplies last. It’s a $90 value, but will be sold for $18. Here’s what’s included in the bag:

  • Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Facial Mask (full size!)
  • Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
  • Dermae Hydrating Night Creme
  • Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
  • evanhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm (full size!)
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive
  • Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara (full size!)
  • Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Oil
  • Pacifica Devocean Tenderness Lipstick (full size!)
  • Weleda Soothing Facial Lotion
  • Whole Foods Market Peony Mint Blackberry Hand Cream (full size!)

Their curated beauty bag is a great choice for those looking to clean up their beauty routine. For clean beauty aficionados and newbies alike, the bag is a perfect way to try products from up-and-coming brands like evanhealy and get your tried-and-true favorites from Dr. Hauschka and Mineral Fusion.

The bag itself is made from organic cotton and handcrafted by talented artisans in India using traditional techniques of dabu indigo mud-printing, power loom weaving and hand-tasseling.

Don’t live near a store? Beauty fans across the USA can enter to win a “hello, beauty” bag by sharing their favorite clean beauty products on Instagram or Twitter using #CleanBeautyFaves starting March 22.

I had the opportunity to receive the “hello, beauty” bag and I am quite impressed with the bag and the products! I am amazed that there are also a more than just a few full-size products! My favorites are the Whole Foods Market Peony Mint Blackberry Hand Cream and the Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara but I also really like the Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk! I also like…well…everything in this beauty bag!  This really is a great deal!

I can’t believe what a great value the “hello, beauty” bag is! So, don’t forget to mark the date (March 24th!) on your calendar!

I do have some really exiting new to share! We have teamed up with Whole Foods Market for a giveaway! We have 3 “hello, beauty” bags to give away! Now, how cool is that?! To enter, leave a comment below telling me which product you would be most excited to try! Deadline to enter is March 22nd, 2017 at noon PST. Three winners will randomly be selected via Random.org. (*US residents only, please).

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free “hello, beauty” bag to facilitate this feature and info/photo image was also provided. No other compensation was received.