Monday, October 31, 2011


Universal Companies, the distributor of Alchimie Forever,
pledges to donate 10% of sales from Kantic Evening Cream to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. This product is an antioxidant formula that nourishes and brightens the skin.

Rich in blueberries, grape seeds and vitamin E, these ingredients work hard together to neutralize free radicals, calm the redness and revive dull skin, and help minimize the signs of stress and fatigue.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Dermelect Cosmeceuticals is donating $15 from each bottle of special-edition Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum sold during October to the Young Survival Coalition, a New York based charity that benefits young women battling breast cancer.

This product uses a dual function stem cell technology designed to boost facial skin stem cell activity and help stimulate skin’s protein production. Resurface skin-perfecting serum utilizes extracted stem cells of the Swiss Alpine Rose characterized by it’s resilient and resurgent ability to flourish in the most unfavorable conditions- high oxidative, UV stress and environmental aggressors. The serum absorbs evenly to protect precious skin stem cells by neutralizing the environmental free radicals and stressors that threaten it. By preserving the stem cells, the potential to regenerate new, healthy skin cells will only yield youthful-acting, smoother skin.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Sothys is contributing 10% of all sales on products in its Beauty Garden collection to "A Prom to Remember", a charity raising funds to give teenage cancer patients a memorable high school prom experience by providing free formal attire and limousine transportation, and facilitating red carpet-style arrivals.

Sothys' Beauty Garden collection bears the ECOCERT certification and includes face and body care products.

Monday, October 24, 2011


EmerginC is donating 20% of the proceeds of the sale of red carpet primer to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Red carpet primer is a naturally tined formulation containing plant-based, hydrating and plumping micro-spheres to fill in wrinkles and fine lines while concealing large pores. This product does its 'red carpet' best to offer a noticeably smooth, even complexion.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Tweezerman is donating $1.00 from every sale of the Limited Edition Precision in Pink Slant Tweezers to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the CEW Cancer and Careers organizations, among other charities throughout the United States.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Jane Iredale is contributing 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Roses and Lollipops to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization, "which empowers all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life."

The product is a lip duo featuring two new shades of PureMoist Lip Color and PureGloss for Lips housed in a petite and portable key chain locket. These pigment-rich, creamy lipsticks hydrate and sooth the lips with jojoba and grape seed extract and the PureGloss is a petroleum-free gloss made with green read leaf extract.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Pevonia Botanica is donating a portion of its proceeds from the Esthetbuste Line, including the Restore Neck & Bust Cream and Concentrate, to further breast cancer research and awareness. Said to improve skin elasticity, repair sun damage and smooth uneven texture not the neck, bust and chest. Potent botanicals and anti-aging ingredients work to banish visible signs of aging offering a more youthful tone and texture to the décolleté area.

Friday, October 14, 2011


MURAD is donating 10% of the purchase price of the limited edition Hydrate for Hope duo, up to $1,000,000, to the City of HOpe for breast and women's cancers research, treatment and education programs.

"This super-rich cream locks in optimal moisture levels for up to 8 hours and infuses the skin with essential nutrients for firmer, plumper, more youthful looking skin."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


SpaWeek Gift Card Refer My Friend Program
Enter by October 31st
Instructions are found at:
GRAND PRIZE(S) -There will be six winners in total: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 SPA WEEK® Gift Card (Approximate Retail Value: USD $1,000.00); Five (5) First Prize winners will each receive a $100 SPA WEEK® Gift Card (Approximate Retail Value (each): USD $100.00). The gift cards may only be redeemed at spas/salons participating in SpaWeek's Gift Card Program. To find a complete list of those spas go to

Monday, October 10, 2011


Can I approach the spa I go to and ask for a discount? I am tightening my budget and really don't want to give up my monthly visits because it is the only time where I am doing something just for me.

Everyone is anxious about money. It's difficult to indulge with a clear conscience and without a nervous twitch. While we agree it is a good idea to take a good long look at your personal finances, a trip to your spa is an investment in your overall health. Massages, facials, and other treatments help take the edge off these most stressful times. The good news? Spas are listening to the heartbeat of the economy and many are offering some great deals in a sincere effort to keep your business and patronage.

USA Today reported . . . "You can still go and have a spa experience without spending a ton of money," says Veronica Cole of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif. "Many spas, like ours, offer use of our facilities with one treatment, so you can come spend hours relaxing." Jaime Huffman of the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C., said more 50-minute massages have been made available recently instead of more expensive 80-minute massages. Booking midweek is usually cheaper than weekend trips, and spa owners suggest asking about specials like a mother-daughter discount or a family discount. Most spas have them but don't necessarily talk them up. So, don't be shy. Ask what promotions are currently running since the economy has turned and where you can stretch your dollar.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


As you will read in the previous post, women make over 80% of the purchasing decisions. Until recently, lipstick has been a real tell-tale of the economy. Except that sales of lipstick are on the decline. Why? Apparently, when the sales of lipstick skyrocketed, so did the prices. High prices for a tube of lipstick made a big difference. A negative one. No longer was it a reckless, little indulgence. No, the soaring prices of a good tube of lipstick gave women pause. And pause is never, ever a good thing to the sales of a "disposable" item. The truth is that women began to measure whether they could afford this lovely small luxury during a very tricky economy, or not.

Enter . . . nail polish. Nail polish has become the new, inexpensive indulgence. Nail polish sales are rocketing and have raised by a whopping 60%. It is the new affordable fashion accessory. And, why not? A wardrobe of nail polish is not going to not going to set anyone back, each polish lasts for a long time, and each color dresses up and completes a fashion statement. Inexpensively. And, beautifully. Oh yes, let us not forget . . . non toxic nail polishes are now being made without formaldehyde and the solvent, toluene, that smells like paint thinner. Nail polish has come a long way, baby!