Musings from Raspberry Moon – August 2017 Newsletter

July was a whirlwind with my Mom being here off and on. Crazy to think that summer is coming to an end and school is getting ready to start back! Thank you to everyone that came in for services in June, we were able to donate $250 to St Jude in honor of Shoopy!

Just a reminder – the sun is still in full force and sunscreen is a must! Don’t let a sunburn ruin the time you have left at the beach or lake. I have that new Reef Safe Sunscreen in a spray or lotion formula!

This month’s newsletter includes info on our awesome new cleansers; Eclipse Tips; 6 Week Fit Body Challenge; and a shout out to my friend Ash who is an amazing massage therapist!


Nicole and Smokey

Introducing the Skin Script Cleansers

Over the next few months, the new Skin Script line will be introduced. If you really want to have healthy, glowing skin at an affordable price, this is the line for you. Because it is a professional product, it is very concentrated and you don’t need as much.

The new Skin Script Skin Care Line has 4 amazing cleansers. There really is perfect option for you no matter your skin type. I have been hard pressed to pick my favorite and they all smell divine.

Skin Script Cleansers

Glycolic Cleanser

The Glycolic Cleanser is a gel-based foamy cleanser infused with a combination of alpha hydroxy acids. Recommended for normal, sun-damaged, oily or acneic skin (except rosacea and sensitive skin) and it smells heavenly!

Glycolic Cleanser Benefits:

  • Refines and renews the skin
  • Lessens the appearance of wrinkles
  • Brightens and invigorates the skin
  • Lessens the appearance of acne scars
  • Enhances cellular turnover

Precautions: Recommend use of this glycolic cleanser only once per day. Use a foamy or creamy cleanser to remove makeup before using this product. If irritation develops, reduce usage to 1-2 times per week.


Pomegranate Antioxidant Creamy Cleanser, with Aloe Vera

The Pomegranate Antioxidant Cleanser is a moderately rich cream based cleansing option that is infused with a wide array of antioxidants, nutritional elements, and oils to restore and protect the skin. Perfect for all skin types and especially normal to dry skin.

Pomegranate Cleanser Benefits:

  • Soothes skin irritation
  • Calms and provides anti-inflammatory-like benefits
  • Assists in boosting hydration levels
  • Enhances cellular turnover


Green Tea Citrus Cleanser with Grapefruit, Lemon and Yucca

teaPerfect for all skin types, the Green Tea Citrus Cleanser is a foamy, gentle cleansing option for environmentally challenged skin. It works well to remove makeup and protects the skin from cellular damage while improving clarity and tone.

Green Tea Citrus Cleanser Benefits:

  • Clarifies and cleans
  • Supports skin immune functions
  • Provides cellular protection from free radicals
  • Provides anti-inflammatory-like benefits
  • Maintains healthy cell function


Raspberry Refining Cleanser

Perfect for normal, combination, oily and acneic skin. The Raspberry Refining Cleanser is a unique foamy cleanser that rebalances and improves skin texture while its active ingredients purify and restore vitality to skin.

Raspberry Refining Cleanser Benefits:

  • Provides surface renewal and resurfacing
  • Clarifies and exfoliates
  • Reduces oil and debris
  • Lessens future breakouts


For the month of August, purchase a Skin Script cleanser and get free travel-sized exfoliator and moisturizer.

Total Eclipse Tips

Bruce in the Mountains in the Khan District near Tagong, Tibet

Bruce in the Mountains in the Kham District near Tagong, Tibet

So my friend Bruce is a planner and researcher (he is one of the people I traveled to Tibet with). He has been posting all sorts of great info about the Eclipse.

He suggests reading this article and printing it out to take with you.

There are all sorts of events going on in the Upstate and with all of this coolness comes a potential traffic nightmare so please plan accordingly, have fun and be safe.

Another tip from Bruce – While watching the eclipse, look for a phenomenon called “shadow bands” in the few seconds just prior to totality. These will appear as wavy lines on the ground, water, or even projected onto pavements and buildings. They are a result of the narrowing sunlight being impacted through the upper atmosphere. For best contrast, take along a large white poster board or paper, put it on the ground, and enjoy! You must take off your eclipse glasses to see the shadow bands. But be careful and don’t glance back to the sun without the glasses until totality is fully underway. The bands will also reappear at the very end of totality. Since there will be a lot of excitement at the beginning, it might be better to look for them at the end.

Eclipse Info

Info about Clemson’s Events –

Info about Furman’s Events –

Roper Mountain Science Center Events – (Monday tickets are already sold out!)

Can’t get out of the office? – try this Live!

I have a limited number of eclipse glasses I’m giving away in the shop, while supplies last.

Fit Body Boot Camp Girls Night Out Experience

I have been working out at Fit Body Boot Camp for almost a year. It works well in my schedule; is super close to my house; quick 30 min work outs; strength, cardio and weight training.  My strength has increased, muscle tone has greatly improved and has stabilized my moods.

I am participating in the challenge, something I usually don’t do but thought what the heck lets step out of my box a little. Raspberry Moon is a sponsor and I will be giving a presentation towards the end of September as part of this GNO Experience. I would love for you to join me.

Yes, as the name implies at the end of the experience we will be having a fun night out to celebrate your new fit & tight body, your renewed sense of happiness, and your reclaimed self confidence.

Fit Body Boot Camp Girls Night Out Experience

From the Fit Body Boot Camp website:

If this sounds different from any fitness program you’ve tried…THAT’S BECAUSE IT IS!

We are *NOT* concentrating on the scale. Sure, you’ll lose anywhere from 13-21 pounds and 4-7 inches from your belly in those 6 weeks – but that’s just a side effect of the GNO Experience.

This program is specifically designed to:

  • Build self confidence
  • Drop 2-4 sizes
  • Tap into your inner strength
  • Rediscover your true self
  • Help you slide back into your skinny jeans
  • Look simply stunning in your “Little Black Dress”
  • Relight your sexy sparkle
  • Flatten and tighten your belly
  • Create a body that’s the perfect reflection of who YOU are inside

And that is truly just the beginning.

I am so excited to share this experience with you because your life is about to change for the better in ways you can’t even imagine.

Get more details and sign up now!

Meet Ash Foster from Treat Yo Self Therapeutic Massage

Ash Foster, Massage TherapistI met Ash a few months ago when he volunteered to help us with the 11th Annual Spa for Spays Event for Speak for Animals. He saw my post through mutual friends and was eager to help. He said the event was the best free event he has ever done.

He was so nice and easy to work with and we had lots of mutual friends so I thought I would give his massage services a try. He is awesome! His technique is different and he does some stretching in the massage which I always need.

Several friends have gone to him as well and I have gotten great feedback from everyone. I have a weird schedule and luckily he is pretty flexible and works hours that work really well for me.

If you are in need of a great massage please check him out! Be sure to tell him you know me! And don’t even bother with an hour just do the 90 mins for $70!

 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:

  • Oct 7 to 9 – Skincare Tradeshow in Atlanta, GA
  • Nov 12 to 13 – Skincare Tradeshow in Hickory, NC
  • Nov 23 to 27 – Cleaning and getting ready for the holidays!
  • Dec 23 to 26 – PA for Christmas

Sundays I will be working through the rest of the year:

  • August 20
  • Sept 24
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 19
  • Dec 17

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