Musings from Raspberry Moon – August 2016 Newsletter

The summer is just flying by! I hope you all have been enjoying your summer and staying hydrated and wearing your sunscreen!

It's Back to School TIme!If your skin is feeling a little parched and overdone from the sun, be sure to book a facial with me this month to get you back in shape. School starts in just a few weeks so if you need your brows fixed be sure to get your appointment scheduled today. Remember we have an awesome online booking system so be sure to check it out.

Peel season is almost here! If you are needing an awesome antiaging series to get your skin ready for the holidays (yes I said it!) and recoup from the summer damage, there will be an email that comes out later in the month with the complete details. If you know you want to start them in September you are welcome to book now to get the days and times that work best for you.

Smokey and I are moving apartments the end of August and will be happy to get out of our current place. We are still hopeful Emmies will join us again some day.


Nicole and Smokey

Embers is Still Missing

My cat Embers is Missing

I have had no word at all for over a month on Embers. I truly hope my boy has found a new, safe home but I still hold onto a little hope that he will find his way back to me. Please keep your eye out for him. I have no idea where he could be or even if that man was telling us the truth as to where he dropped Embers off.

I was told by a neighbor that the old lady is just waiting “to get a hold of that grey cat and will get rid of it too”. This saddens me beyond belief. I love my boys and we have just been trying to make do until we could find a for-real home. Smokey is still trapped inside and still driving me crazy trying to get out but he is hanging in there. We just signed a lease in a new apartment complex where a friend of mine lives, as well as a CCA (Concerned Citizens for Animals) member who is working to take care of the feral cats there. It is going to be no problem for Smokers to be able to go in and out again. The new place will back up to a small wooded area. He will be much happier there and I will be too.

My Emmies is scrappy and a good hunter. I am still a little hopeful he will show up and that he will never want to leave the yard again. So please keep your eyes and ears open just in case. We would really love to have our buddy back. Thank you!


Our Saucy Chica Skincare Tomato Products 25% off in August

Get a tomato facialTomatoes are in overdrive this time of year and I thought what a perfect time to remind you of the awesome Saucy Chica Tomato Skincare Line we carry. I love these products. The line is perfect for almost any skincare type. It is great for dry skin, problematic skin and even for skin that needs a light exfoliation. Through the month of August, purchase any of the Tomato items from the Saucy Chica Skincare Line and receive 25% off. I know that you will love them.

Our Saucy Chica Skincare line is made to order and is handcrafted for us in New Mexico. Nothing sits on the shelf for months (or years!) on end, so you can be sure you are getting fresh products. Our items do not have binders, fillers, parabens, fragrances or dyes.

Our tomatoes are:

  • Highly concentrated source of phytonutrients with optimal absorption
  • Heirloom grown in a pristine, rich growing environment to optimize nutritional content
  • Certified organic status ensures absolutely no chemicals or pesticide residues (versus majority of commercially grown tomatoes and tomato products which are saturated with chemicals)
  • Absolutely no fillers, carriers or other unwanted additives
  • Peak harvest and cold-pressed juicing for optimal nutrition and bioactivity

Farmer’s Market Tomato Cleanser

A simple way to get that gorgeous glow radiating from your clean skin! This daily cleanser maintains your skin’s pH balance while removing impurities, purifying and refreshing your beautiful complexion. Go ahead, spend a little extra time in the mirror checking yourself out – you’re balanced, beautiful, and beaming! 8 oz.  $42

Ingredients: Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Tomato Extract*, Tomato Juice*, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Coconut Oil)*, Decyl Glucoside (plant sources)*, Sucrose Cocoate (sugar base)*, Cocomide MIPA, Glyceryl MonoStearate*, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* (Chamomile), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract*

Farmer’s Market Tomato Toner

Saucy Chica Skincare Tomato KitInfused with Tomato, this natural toner removes lingering traces of dirt, water minerals and make-up. Formulated with a fruit acid featuring Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, and Bilberry Extracts rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids. It gently supports the natural exfoliation of dead skin cells. The result is fresh, beautiful skin. Use our tomato toner prior to applying your face lotion, as it helps to prepare your skin to maximize the benefits of your moisturizer. 8 oz $42

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*,  Tomato Extract*, Tomato Juice*,  Trimethylglycine (Beet) Sugar*, Propanediol (Corn) Sugar*, Macrocystis pyrifera (Kelp) Extract*, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract*, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Essential Oils* of: Eirocephalus punctulatus (Cape Chamomile), Aniba roseodora (Rosewood), Cymbopogon martinii (PalmaRosa), Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender), Iron Free Pogostemon cablins (Patchouli), Santalum spicatum (Australian Sandalwood).

Farmer’s Market Tomato Face Lotion

This tomato based facial moisturizer will hydrate, soothe and deeply nourish and is made to restore lackluster skin that is in need of extra nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Formulated with tomato extract and juice, it offers rich antioxidant benefits to nourish and rejuvenate your complexion. Orange extract conditions as aloe vera soothes and refreshes, promoting a calm feel and silky-smooth texture. Our natural formula enriches skin with vital nutrients to diminish the appearance of visible signs of aging for a youthful, radiant look. Lycopene and other anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins in this nourishing facial moisturizer will protect your skin against damage and aging and will help to restore your complexion to be at its healthiest. 2 oz – $45 (Please note: The email version of this newsletter listed an incorrect price for the face lotion.)

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Tomato Extract*, Tomato Juice*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract*, Camelia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Myristyl Myristate*, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides*, Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seedcake*, Populus tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract*, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)*, Glyceryl Stearate, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract*, Persea americanaĂŻ (Avocado) Fruit Oil*, Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil*, Hyaluronic Acid*, Hydrolyzed Avena sativa (Oat) Flour*, Saccharum officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract*, Allantoin*, Citrus Aurantium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract*, Citrus limonum (Lemon) Extract*, Camellia japonica Oil*, Aleurites moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil*, Ribes nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract*, Squalane (Olive)*, Borago officinalis Seed Oil*, Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Vitamin E.

*organic, wild crafted and sustainable sources.

Remember, 25% off any of these products during the month of August!


 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:

  • December 23-26/27 – in PA (yes I know that’s a long way off but it will be here before you know it!)

Sundays I will be working thru the end of the year:

  • August 14
  • Sept 11
  • Oct 9
  • Nov 6
  • Dec 18



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