Musings from the Moon – July 2018 Newsletter

Mom and me at scenic lookout on the way to Kihei from Lahaina

Mom and me at scenic lookout on the way to Kihei from Lahaina

Mom and I are enjoying our time in Hawai’i. It has been so relaxing and a very different trip than we are used to. I am usually pushing Mom to get moving in the morning and have a ton of things planned. Our first 5 days in Hawai’i were pretty quiet and chill on the beaches on Lahania before we headed to the Upcountry for Farm Tours and to watch the sunrise at the Haleakala Volcano.

I have enjoyed watching the sun come up every morning and listening to the waves all day here in Lahania. There is something that soothes the soul as the waves crash upon the shores. You can read about some of our Hawai’i adventures and see photos of the sunrises on the blog.

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. Remember to wear your sunscreen, drink plenty of water and take time to restore.

Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July! Mom and I will be watching the fireworks from our balcony at the Hale Koa on Waikiki Beach, sipping an adult beverage and enjoying our last few hours in our nation’s 50th State.



It’s National Berry Month!

So of course we need to give a shout out to our namesake – Raspberry!

raspberriesRaspberries are a wonderful source of antioxidants like Vitamin C as well as quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They are high in ellagic acid which has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and helps to soothe skin irritations. The potassium content in berries helps regulates heart beat and blood pressure. Raspberries are rich in minerals like manganese, copper and iron which produce red blood cells.

Great snack for diabetics as raspberries are very low on the glycemic index and they are packed full of fiber. Raspberries are also low in fat and with their high fiber content, it makes them a great option for those watching their waist line as they fill you up without weighing you down. They are packed full of water and potassium which helps prevent dehydration. So great option during the summer with all of our crazy heat and humidity. I need to remember to eat more raspberries.

Make a quick breakfast smoothie with Raspberries with the yummie recipe on this site:

I loved the name so I needed to check out her site! I might add a little spinach to this recipe as well.

Or how about a refreshing adult beverage!

Fresh Raspberry Vodka Lemonade


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka (preferably citrus flavored)
  • 5 fresh raspberries
  • 4 ounces lemonade (preferably fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. In cocktail shaker muddle raspberries and sugar.
  2. Add vodka and lemonade and shake until well mixed.
  3. Pour over ice in a highball glass.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a fresh raspberry.


Just as a side note, Raspberries are great for skincare too! Be sure to try Skin Script’s Raspberry Cleanser or Scrub.

Join Us for Salsa at Sunset2018 Salsa at Sunset

Raspberry Moon is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Salsa at Sunset Event this summer! You know how much I love to dance! So how could I not be a sponsor of an outdoor Salsa Event?

Come out for a free group salsa lesson and a live Latin band. Feel free to bring chairs and sit back and enjoy the fun! The next date this summer is July 14th – see you there!

Product of the Month – Cucumber Hydration Toner

Cucumber Hydration TonerThe Cucumber Hydration Toner rehydrates the skin while improving cellular functions and absorption of ingredients. The cucumber soothes and cools  irritated skin.

Cucumber Hydration Toner Benefits:

  • Reduces discomfort & irritation
  • Assists in boosting hydration levels
  • Balances surface lipids
  • Provides probiotic support to the skin’s acid mantle to support acneic skin

Recommended for all skin types.

Directions for use:

After cleansing, spray on a cotton ball or tissue and apply to the face, neck and chest. Follow with appropriate serum and moisturizer.

Active Ingredients:

  • Deuterium Oxide (Heavy Water) – has a high molecular weight to deliver moisture into the skin. It helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss and is resistant to free radical transportation. It is also hydrating.
  • Sodium PCA – boosts moisture in the skin. This component of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) has a high hydrating power and is nonirritating and non-allergenic. It is a humectant with moisture-binding ability. It is highly water absorbing and non-comedogenic.
  • Cucumber Fruit Extract – used to soothe and cool irritated skin.
  • Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta) – a naturally occurring carbohydrate derived from cane or beet sugar and promotes growth of healthy probiotic bacteria to strengthen skin immunity. It is a humectant and skin conditioning agent.
  • Glycoderm™ (P) – a combination of water, honey, phospholipids, sphingolipids, and hyaluronic acid. It restores the lipid barrier of the epidermis and increases water absorption in the corneocytes by adding natural moisturizing factors. It plumps and moisturizes the skin and improves the skin’s ability to hold moisture.
  • Borago Officinalis Seed Oil – has a high concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega 6 essential fatty acid and anti-inflammatory.

$20 for 3.3 ounces. Receive a free Travel Size Spray in the month of July when you mention the newsletter!

Facial of the Month: Summer Refresher Facial

As we spend our lazy summer days basking in the warm sun, UV rays go to work robbing our skin of much-needed moisture and prematurely aging our skin. This is the time for a hefty dose of Vitamin C found in our Summer Refresher Pineapple/Lychee facial. Both products in this special duo set drench the skin with potent amounts of Vitamin C and hydration. This gentle facial is perfect for treating summer skin as it contains a Summer Complex of SymCalmin®, that reduces heat rash, Vitamin C which addresses dark spots and Dermasyr10™ to help manage breakouts. This duo set is also vegan friendly. Great for normal and sensitive skin.

Summer Refresher Facial

Pineapple Enzyme: With its distinctive prickly skin, spiky green leaves and sweet yellow flesh, the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality as well as a tasty treat. Like many fruits and vegetables, it can be just as nourishing on the body as in the body. Pineapple contains bromelain, a naturally occurring enzyme, which provides a gentle softening and brightening exfoliation. High amounts of Vitamin C quench your skin with age-correcting antioxidants which are vital to overall skin health. Vitamin C also offers another layer of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Lychee Nourishing Mask: This delightfully rich and sweet creamy mask contains Lychee a tropical fruit native to low elevation lands of China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Lychee which means “gift for loyal life” surely lives up to its name. Lychee benefits have been tried and proven in countries such as China and India and have also been well documented in ancient Chinese books. The Lychee Nourishing Mask also contains a Summer Complex of SymCalmin®, to reduce heat rash, Vitamin C to address dark spots, and Dermasyr10™ to manage breakouts.

1 Hour Treatment – $70

 Appointments and Online Booking

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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 or cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged the full service. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Out of the office:

  • June 21 to July 9 – Hawaii Trip with Mom
  • July 26 to 30 – taking Mom to PA
  • November 21 to 26 – for Thanksgiving – Cleaning and Prepping for the Holidays
  • December 20 to 25 – Heading to PA for Christmas

Sundays I will be working the rest of the year:

  • July 22
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

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