Musings from Raspberry Moon – April 2017 Newsletter

We've got lots of Easter basketsHippity Hoppity Easter is on its way!

I hope that everyone has made it safely through all these crazy storms.

Easter baskets have taken over the shop! I have lots of fun Easter Baskets in the shop – all at discounted prices and all festive and ready to give! The pic shows just a few of them. Prices range from $10 – $50 and of course I have all sorts of great basket stuffers.

You know what else would be amazing in those Easter Baskets? A Gift Certificate of course! Facials always make a great gift, even for little ones. As one of my little ones said, “I just want a Face Refresher for my Birthday, Mom!” LOL. She was over the moon about getting her Half Moon Facial, aka “Face Refresher.”


Nicole and Smokey

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

National Rosacea Awareness MonthThere are approximately 16 million Americans suffering from Rosasea according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS).

Rosacea is a tricky little beast to treat. There is no clear reason what causes it or exactly what to do to clear it up. It could be caused from:

  • Certain foods
  • Fluctuations in temperature
  • Demodex mites
  • Intestinal bacteria
  • Or could be another culprit

So what can be done to help? Use items that are calming and cooling to the skin. Saucy Chica has a Cucumber Wash, Colloidal Silver Toner and Chamomile Moisturizer that are all calming. Also, we can do calming facial treatments to help your skin.

For a nice calming, hydrating, antibacterial mask, simply use some local honey. Put the honey in a small bowl and place it in a larger bowl of hot water so that the honey can melt just a little bit. It will make it easier to spread. Apply the mask and let it sit for 15 mins. This is such a simple mask and so gentle you can actually do it every day.

Ice is also your friend, you can soak compresses in cool water and place on the skin. Try to avoid or limit steam as much as possible.

Facial of the Month – Jelly Bean Facial

Jelly Bean FacialGrapes and Marble Berries come together this spring in a unique anti-aging, antioxidant nourishing facial. Antioxidants feed our skin cells to create glowing, radiant skin. The sweet-smelling Grape Enzyme in this protocol looks and feels just like the inside of a grape. Grapes are rich in antioxidant polyphenols and offer anti-aging preventative benefits, while papain offers mild exfoliation. The Marble Berry Nourishing Mask will nourish and firm the skin, resulting in a beautiful, healthy glow. The Marble Berry mask is an antioxidant-rich mask to treat and hydrate the skin. It will be a great anti-aging, nourishing facial.

The Grape Enzyme contains only gentle enzymes so it is perfect for all skin types. Marble Berry is designed specifically for aging and parched skin. This unique purple cream mask has natural botanicals of olives and black rice bran which is sure to leave skin feeling and looking refreshed and healthy. The mask also helps to protect and oxygenate the skin, leaving it looking youthful and clear.

$70 for a one hour service

Upcoming April Events

April 12th – Paris Mountain Guided Nature Walk from the Women’s Social Business Group. My friend Jaidra will be leading us on a less-than-two-mile hike around Lake Placid and part of Turtle Trail in Paris Mountain State Park. We did a hike with her last year and it was really interesting to learn about local plants and microclimates.  Get more info and RSVP on Facebook.

Libations for LeukemiaApril 21st – Bourbon Tasting! Because no great story ever begins with eating your veggies…….Libations for Leukemia at Craft and Barrel. Come join in a fun evening of Bourbon (Jim Beam double oak , Jim Beam Black, Makers 146 and Knob Creek Rye) and your choice of flat bread pizza – Pesto & Heirloom Tomato, Buffalo Chicken, Classic Pepperoni or BBQ Chicken. The tasting will be from 7 to 9pm followed by live music from Dion Sweatt, a Rock & Blues band. A portion of all ticket sales will go to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The cost per person is $25 and can be purchased through the link on the Facebook invite. It would help to please pay ahead of time so we know how many people to prepare for. Thanks!

April 25th – This will be a discussion about Women in Islam at the Istanbul Cultural Center.  Do you have questions about women’s roles in Islamic society? We are still working on exactly what this will be but for sure mark your calendars for that evening and come prepared with questions. Look for more info on Facebook as we have it.

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 Appointments and Online Booking

Did you know that we now have an online booking system? Check it out at (click the Book Your Appointment button on the right). This system enables us to send appointment confirmations, reminders, and allows you to change your appointment.

I do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please let me know a minimum of 2 days beforehand. You will receive an email when you book your appointment and should also receive your appointment reminders via email 2 days beforehand.  Please be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your safe list! Remember this is a courtesy reminder, not reading your emails is not a good reason for missing your appointments. If you do not show up for your appointment you will be charged the full service or if cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged a $25 fee. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Out of the office:

  • April 15 to 18 – in PA
  • April 27 to May 1 – I am heading out to AZ for a Skincare Business and Wellness Retreat with SkinScripts. This is the line of skincare I have been using for some fun new enzymes and masks. I really have enjoyed using their product line and their education is top notch. I can’t wait to see what all we learn and in a beautiful setting in Tempe, AZ. Then I am off to Salt Lake City for a few days to see some friends, check out their new adventure – Prohibition Ink. My friends are fabulous artists so I am going to pick their brains for some design advice on my new project that I will tell you about soon!
  • July 5 to July 15 – Annual Trip with Mom and Niece

Sundays I will be working in 2017:

  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20

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