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Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy

January Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Facial of the Month - Get Fit with a Total Fitness Facial
:: Product of the Month - Hungarian Wellness Mud
:: Resolve to Get Your Makeup in Order
:: Mark Your Calendars - Adult Skincare Event in March
:: When Does Makeup Expire?
:: Pamper Yourself at Home with a Stress Less Bath
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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I hope you had a safe holiday season! I am out of the country until January 12th, 2008. I will have limited access to email and will not be able to check phone messages until I return. Please feel free to email me if you need to make or change an appointment. If you need products please call Tina at 864-421-9543 and she will try to help you.

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Get Fit with a FacialFacial of the Month – Get Fit with a Total Fitness Facial

Getting fit this year is as easy as picking up the phone and booking your facial! So much easier than crunches, pull ups, and aerobics - though all these things also help you have better skin!

The Total Fitness Facial is a lifting, contouring, pore tightening treatment with anti-oxidant ingredients that soothe, nourish and strengthen the skin. This is the perfect facial for mature, dry, or dehydrated skin. For only $65 you can get fit and relaxed for a whole glorious hour without ever breaking a sweat.

Call me at 864-271-2710 to book your Total Fitness Facial today. Or better yet, since I am going to be in Colombia for the first two weeks, send me an email at Nicole@RaspberryMoonST.com.

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Product of the Month – Hungarian Wellness Mud

You have made those New Year's resolutions and are dragging your butt to the gym everyday. Congratulations! With all of your working out this month you are bound to have sore muscles. Use the wellness mud of spa professionals.

Hungarian Wellness MudT is used in medicinal spas across Hungary for a wide variety of health problems including chronic degenerative diseases of the joints and the spine, rheumatic and muscular pains, sports-related injuries, fibrositis syndrome, chronic joint inflammations and gynecological inflammations.

Hungarian Wellness MudT has proved to be extremely effective for today's needed detoxification, cellulite, cell renewal, deep skin cleansing and stress management therapies. It can be used as a facial mask and has shown to improve the skin cells' metabolism, gently soothe skin irritations, and adds a refreshing look to dull-paled skin.

I have used this on my wrist when it has been inflamed and after I had dislocated my knee. It is wonderful, it usually fixes my wrist right away and it helped take the swelling in my knee down. If you have a sore area simply mix the mud with water and put it on thick, leave for about 20 minutes and then wash off. You can also put the whole pack of mud in the bath for a detoxifying treatment.

A 4 oz pack is regularly $24, but through the month of January try our Hungarian Wellness Mud for only $14 ($10 savings). Supplies are limited and only valid on in stock items. Once you fall in love with it we can order you larger sizes!

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Resolve to Get Your Makeup in Order!

When's the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Maybe never, right? Well, resolve to change your habits this year and get your beauty supplies in order. After all, you wouldn't eat off the same utensil and bowl every day without cleaning it regularly, would you? The same should go for your makeup brushes!

Clean your makeup brushes regularlyGather all your makeup brushes together (including the small ones inside your compacts) and gently clean them one by one by swirling in your palm along with a small amount of liquid hand soap. Rinse in warm water until the water is clear. Squeeze the water out of the brush (gently - don't squish!) and lay on a washcloth or towel to dry.

If the brush is round, maintain its shape by letting the brush part hang off the edge of the counter while it dries.

Keep a 50-50 mix of distilled water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle on your vanity to disinfect brushes on a regular basis - simply spray with the solution and dry with a paper towel. You can also use this solution to disinfect your eyelash curler, tweezers, nail tools, and more. (And don't forget about the Colorescience Brush Cleaner for your Colorescience brushes. It's gentler on the brushes than soap or the alcohol solution.)

GENTLEMEN: These tips are for you, too! Clean your tweezers, nail trimmers, nose clippers, hairbrushes, and combs with the alcohol solution at least once a month, if not once a week!

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Mark Your Calendars - Adult Skincare Event in March!

Saturday March 1, 2008 from 12-3pm - Adult Skincare and Colorescience Makeup Fundraising Event!

Learn how to take care of your skinLearn about skincare and make-up with Raspberry Moon, with the proceeds benefiting Soroptimist International as we usher in Woman's History Month. We will have a delicious English Style Tea at Loralee's Tea Room.

Soroptimist means "the best for women." Soroptimist International is the largest professional women's service club in the world committed to enhancing the lives of women and girls.

Alison Lively from Creative Health will be talking with us about nutrition and the skin. Paige Floyd with Colorescience will be wielding her magic with Colorescience Mineral Make-up and explaining the benefits of using mineral make-up vs. traditional make-up. I will be discussing the importance of proper skincare and launching a brand new skincare line!

Goody Bags for all who attend and for the first 5 people who pay and register you will be presented an extra special treat!

The cost per ticket is $40 with half of the proceeds going to Soroptomist International. There are a limited number of seats available so be sure to book today!

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Question of the Day: When Does Makeup Expire?

The Average Shelf Life of Different Types of Makeup:

Eye shadow lasts 1 yearBlush: 2 years
Concealer: 1 year
Eye pencils: 1 year
Eye shadow: 1 year
Foundation: 6 months - 1 year
Lip pencils: 1 year
Lipstick: 1 - 1 ˝ years
Mascara: 3 - 6 MONTHS
Powder: 2 years
All Skincare items 6 months - 1 year

If the product is organic or "natural" there are fewer preservatives, so shelf life is shorter.

Tip: If you have bought new skincare for your face but still have some old stuff left that has not expired, then simply put it in the shower and use it up. You can use your old facial moisturizer on your body or décolleté. No sense in throwing product away.

If you have had some type of eye infection you should throw away any eye product that you have used, or you risk reinfection!

Mineral Make-up is a whole other ball game as far as shelf life goes. Colorescience must put an expiration date on anything rated with an SPF because the FDA requires it; the product does not actually expire. The minerals do not break down; they are safe to use. However, it is best to not leave product sitting around forever.

As long as you have not been ill and have not put a contaminated part in your powder, eye shadows, blushes, etc., they will be fine. The nice thing about our genie bottles is you tap out the product you need so even if you get an eye infection your product is not contaminated.

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Resolve to Pamper Yourself this Year - At Home, Too!

Stress Less Bathing at Home! Prepare yourself a relaxing herbal bath at home to de-stress from the day. Just add the following essential oils Have a stress less bathalong with a drop of grapefruit seed extract to a tablespoon of wheat germ or almond oil and then hold under the running water as the tub fills up. Sink into your bath with a hot cup of chamomile tea and let the calm, relaxing state sink into your body and mind.

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang; a relaxing essential oil with an aphrodisiac effect
  • 3 drops of neroli; soothing to the nerves
  • 4 drops of clary sage; stimulating, regenerative and revitalizing
  • 3 drops of lavender; calming

Try using cold compresses soaked in cooled green tea on your eyelids for even deeper relaxation!

From Shoji Retreat in Asheville, NC

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

I will be out of the office:

December 25-January 12 - In Colombia, SA - visiting Paola and Maurico!