Musings from Raspberry Moon – June 2017 Newsletter

June 18, 2017 is Father’s Day!

I know most of you have heard me talk about Shoopy, my Grandfather. I lost him 2 years ago June 2nd. I think of him all the time and it really is hard to believe that he is gone.

Shoopy and me

This month in honor of Father’s Day and Shoopy, I will be donating 10% of all sales to St Jude’s Hospital. It was one of the charities Shoopy asked for donations to be made in his name.

You know part of my business is retail and gift certificates. I have all of those things that maybe your Dad might like or maybe he doesn’t really need at all. But I do know that time spent with him will mean more than any present you could ever buy. So maybe there is a project he could use help with or maybe he loves golf or wants to go see a show or whatever it is that your Dad loves to do or maybe just sit down and really ask questions about his life.

There are things I wish I had written down about Shoopy so that I could remember them better. Just spend the time, because one day he will be gone and all you will have are the memories. I am always here to help if you need me, but the best present you can give anyone is your time and love.

Feel free to share your adventures with the Raspberry Moon Family on Facebook or Instagram – tag us or use the hashtags #RaspberryMoonRocks or #DadAdventures2017


Nicole and Smokey

A Day at Raspberry Moon Through the Eyes of My Niece – New Blog Post

I am a terrible Auntie! My niece came to work with me in DECEMBER and wrote this lovely blog post and I am just now getting around to posting it. She wanted to see what business women do, we didn’t traumatize her with any waxing appointments but she did observe some facial treatments. She had a great time and I had a lots of help all day which was awesome! My Mom said they came to check on her and they were informed “Aunt Nikki is with clients and I am not leaving” LOL So below is what my niece thinks of her day with me.

My Visit to Raspberry Moon – By L.R. Martin (my niece)

My NieceSo today I came here with my Aunt Nicole, and I learned a few things. I learned about wax and what it does, a micro current, LED light, business, and much more.

There is this yellow stuff and it kind of looks like honey. It is actually wax. Once you apply to the skin you rip it off a few seconds later and the hair is removed. If you wax enough, you don’t have to do it as much in those areas after a period of time. (She has been corrected that we don’t say ripped! We say removed!)

Read the full post on our blog.

Tomato Skincare Blowout

While supplies last get a Three Piece Tomato kit for only $70 (includes tax)! That is almost a $60 savings! I have a limited number of kits available so when they are gone they are gone for good! And for the first 5 people, you will get a Bamboo Microfiber Wash Cloth for free!

Get our tomato kit at a special price while supplies lastTomatoes are a staple in every kitchen but hardly ever will you hear anyone extolling their cosmetic benefits. Whether you want to cure large pores or reduce acne and rashes or sooth a nasty sunburn or simply to revive the glow on dull skin, tomatoes are beneficial in beauty treatments. Tomatoes contain Lycopene, a potent antioxidant found in red fruits and vegetables. Its anti-inflammatory properties help clear excess oil from your hair and scalp, leaving hair feeling soft, full, and balanced.

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.

Farmer’s Market Tomato Toner

Infused 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

Farmer’s Market Tomato Face Lotion

Get a tomato facialThis 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 it’s healthiest. 2 oz

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

See our website for the full ingredients list for each item in the skincare kit.

Get all three pieces for only $70 while supplies last!

The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Is your skin dry or dehydrated?Believe it or not, there is a difference! Dry skin is a skin type and this is something that has to do with genetics. Dry skin means that you don’t produce enough oil. You can tell that you have dry skin if your pores are very small, the skin feels dry, dull, tight, flaking and could show signs of premature aging. You could also have oily areas on the nose or “huge pores” in the T-zone (you dry people don’t know what huge pores are! LOL I have several clients that I have to take away their magnifying mirrors! They become obsessed!) It is actually good for your skin to have some oil on it! That film protects your skin and helps to keep it hydrated.

Florence Barrett-Hill, an international esthetics educator, says that “there is a simple law of physics that can be applied to Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and that is: Oil sits on top of water. Logically, if we want to retain water within the epidermis or slow down water movement, the oil phases of skin are the key to achieving this.”

Dehydration on the other hand is a skin condition and has to do with the water content in the skin. Dehydration can be caused by lifestyle, smoking, medications, illness, environmental factors, indoor heating and cooling, sun damage, and even hormones. Also, those that have rosacea or are prone to red skin usually have hydration issues as well.

Dehydration is usually indicated by fine lines and crepiness, you may also sometimes have scaling, which will cause deeper wrinkles, and sagging.

What are some things you can do to fight dryness and dehydration?

LED Light Therapy – This can improve both issues by improving the function of the skin. The red light triggers new cell growth for tighter, rejuvenated skin which will increase collagen to help the skin retain hydration. (Yep – I have this treatment and it is awesome!)

Hyaluronic Acid – This is one of the most effective skin-hydrating ingredients. HA draws moisture to the skin and depending on different formulations, can help surface issues by improving surface hydration and filling in file lines and wrinkles, improving elasticity. (Yep – I have several products that can help!)

Acetyl hexapeptide-37 is great for hydrating even the most sensitive skin. This peptide works on hydration and shows promise in collagen production.

The best thing you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water, watch your sun exposure, don’t smoke, be consistent and use professional grade active products. You may also need to add a high quality fish oil supplement like Nordic. Your nutritionist could also be a great source for supplements that could help internally.

 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:

  • July 5 to July 15 – Annual Trip with Mom and Niece

Sundays I will be working in 2017:

  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20

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