Musings from Raspberry Moon – September 2015 Newsletter

We're off to AsiaWe are finally on our way! I think we must have had at least seven different itineraries for this trip! Slight change though – we are still going into China but mostly will be in Tibet. And because of Nepal’s challenges this year we decided to take them off this trip but thankfully India is still a go.

This is the first trip where I will most likely have extremely limited access to internet so I will not be checking emails like I normally would.

Please remember that you can make or change appointments via the website. You can also change your appointment if you have the confirmation or reminder email about your appointment. There is a link in the email.

If you should need products or waxing while I am gone you can check with Tina at 864-421-9543. Remember she will do bikini but no Brazilians!

I will be posting pictures when I can on Raspberry Moon Facebook so be sure to check it out.


Nicole, Embers and Smokey

The Pantone Fall Color Report and Color of the Year

Want to jazz up your wardrobe this Fall with some new fun colors? Check out the 2015 Fall colors. This year’s colors are designed for both men and women. This is a palette that I love. I wear a lot of these colors or would wear them.

Pantone 2015 Fall Colors

Dried Herb is a stylish military green.

Desert Sage is a cool and soothing greenish-gray and a fabulous neutral.

Biscay Bay 2015 Pantone ColorStormy Weather is a lovely blue-gray that is the color of the sky on an overcast day.

Oak Buff is a mellow, comforting and warming shade of golden-yellow that brings good feelings.

Marsala is a winey red-brown that combines warmth and richness. I can’t wait to add this as a lip color. I have been playing around with it for a little bit.

Biscay Bay is an elegant teal, mixing the serenity of blue with the invigorating aspects of green. LOVE this color.

Reflecting Pond is a cooling blue.

Cadmium Orange is warm, fun and dramatic. I love this color and I never thought I would like orange. I bought a scarf a few years ago that has this color, grey, pink and white and I wear it all the time. It goes with a lot of things.

Cashmere Rose is a soft pink.

Amethyst Orchid is the “jewel in the crown of the Fall 2015 palette. Intriguing, vibrant and somewhat sensual, this enigmatic shade is an extraordinary hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting.”

How to use the Fall colors to jazz up your routine

Try Cadmium Orange, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid for an exotic eye shadow look or try Desert Sage and Oak Buff for a softer, more natural appearance.

Combine Desert Sage, Stormy Weather and Oak Buff for a look inspired by the flora and fauna of Fall.

Both men and women can weave Cadmium Orange and Cashmere Rose with Desert Sage for a bold mix of bright, earthy inspiration.

Dried Herb can be added to almost any combo for some flare.

“Biscay Bay provides a sprinkle of coolness to warm undertones or adds a harmonizing and subtle touch to neutrals such as Desert Sage and Dried Herb.”

“Highlight natural tones with a soft and subtle splash of playful Cashmere Rose and introduce sophisticated Marsala for an appealing and enticing vibe.”

2015 Color of the Year is Marsala!

Marsala the 2015 Pantone Color of the YearMuch like the “wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Marsala is very versatile and works well on both genders and encourages color creativity and experimentation. It is a color that adds dramatic notes.

“Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great “go-to” color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.”

Want to know what pairs well with Marsala? Check out this link:

I am going to head over to Ulta to pick up a new NYX lip color and I see some sparkling Marsala toes in my future!

Here are some great ideas on how to use Marsala. I have really liked the NYX products. I have used Sally Hansen’s nail products before and I like them, too.


Menopause: Power Surges, Hormones, Night Sweats, Oh My!

The Joys of Being a Female and all the Changes that come with it!

Menopause Board GameLadies Lunch and Learn Tea
Saturday, November 7th from 11 am – 130 pm

We’re continuing our series of Lunch and Learn Teas, and this one is all about Menopause. Reserve your spot now (seating is limited!) and learn from a group of amazing ladies how to survive and thrive during “the change” every woman experiences. I’m telling you I am blessed to know so many awesome ladies!

Read the full details for the tea on our blog.

Purchase Your Ticket

The Speakers and Topics

Aromatherapy for Female Health

Hot FlashesCate Alber, certified aromatherapist from Pure on Main will be demonstrating how to use Essential Oils to help with all the challenges of menopause.

Acupuncture and Menopause

How can acupuncture help us during this new stage of life? This topic will be laid out more like a Q&A session so come prepared with your questions and ask away. Amber Addision from Creative Health is my acupuncturist and I just love her.

Is it ME or is it my HORMONES?

Learn to recognize the symptoms of hormone imbalance and become informed on ways to stay healthy during this time of your life. Presented by Pam Bramlett, RPh from Compounding Solutions.

Memory LapsesAvoiding the Weight Gain that Comes with Menopause

Find out how you can avoid those extra pounds that often come with menopause. Presented by Laura English from Fitness With a View.

The Cost

$30 per person, with net proceeds going to Serenity Place, a Greenville residential treatment center for pregnant women, young mothers and their preschool-aged children.

Come in Your Most Festive Tea Hat!

It’s a tea party so we must wear awesome hats. Check out some of the fabulous hats the ladies wore at our April Tea.

Of course we will have little sercie bags for everyone!

Purchase Your Ticket


Sunday 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:

  • I will be out of the country with limited to no Internet from Sept 2 to Oct 14. I got myself into another trekking trip! China, Tibet and India –  just think of the fun things I’ll have for the holidays this year!

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

  • October 18 and possibly 25
  • November 15
  • Dec 13 and/or 20



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