I hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey Day! I didn’t want to inundate you with yet another email but I am truly grateful and appreciate each and every one of you. Because of you, I feel very blessed to have a career and people that I love.
January will mark the beginning of my 18th year in business! Some of you have been with me since the beginning or very close to it. I look forward to what next year has to offer and remember I am here to help you look and feel fabulous on the outside and the inside.
I can hardly believe this year is almost over. Christmas will be here in less than 3 weeks! I know I say every year that older people are right, life does go by so quickly. The Salvadoran is always reminding me to be happy every day and not let the things that don’t go the way I had hoped to hold me down.
Smile and be happy every day because before you know it this life is gone and the things that you thought were so important were really just small things. Remember that all times, good and bad, have a purpose even if it’s hard to tell what that is in the moment.
The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people and bring up all sorts of emotions, some good and some not so good. For some people family is all around and for others, it can be a time of loneliness. I know for me it is a time of happiness and sadness.
My door is always open to anyone that needs to walk through it. My goal is to have a drop-in-ready house starting Thanksgiving until New Years (after that it is a crapshoot – LOL). There is always an extra plate and plenty of food. You never know what you might get for dinner but it will be good. So if you find yourself needing some company please come over for dinner, we will leave a light on for you!
I wish you all a calm, joyous and adventurous holiday season filled with lots of color, good cheer, and merriment. See you in 2020!
In love and adventure,
PS. I know this time of year everyone is super busy and has a lot going on. Everyone receives several emails – an appointment confirmation one week before your appointment and then another two days before. For those that also get text messages, those come two days before your appointment. If you are not receiving the emails please check your spam folder. If you would like to start receiving text messages please let me know and I will add that to your information. Please be sure to check your messages to make sure we are both on the same page with your appointment! Sometimes we get things in our head that aren’t exactly right.
Please don’t make me have to be mean and charge you for a missed appointment. I have a waiting list for people in December and would love to try to help as many people as possible look fabulous this holiday season.
The True Story of St. Nick
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey.
His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man.
Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals-murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day.
When I lived in Germany as a kid, we would celebrate St. Nicholas Day by putting a shoe outside of our bedroom door so St. Nicholas could leave us something small – or switches and coal if we were bad!
Our version of today’s Santa Claus in the US as a big, jolly old man in a red suit was started by Coca-Cola although there were versions of a jolly old elf starting in the early 1800’s. The jolly elf image received a big boost in 1823, from a poem destined to become immensely popular, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” now better known as “The Night Before Christmas”.
Check out http://www.stnicholascenter.org for the interesting story of St. Nicholas and Santa Claus.
Arctic Cranberry Facial of the Month
This wintery facial contains an arctic cranberry enzyme with 2% mandelic, 2% lactic, 2% arbutin and 2% kojic which is an exceptional combination for an extreme lightening, antibacterial and pro-aging facial. Arctic cranberry seed oil is rich in tocotrienols which the skin needs for protection against free radicals. It provides the essential fatty acids Omegas 3, 6, & 9 which are nourishing and anti-inflammatory.
Then chill out and relax with the cooling sensation of peppermint in Skin Script’s Wintermint Hydrating Mask. This hydrating mask is packed with antioxidants and hydration. Gycerin, shea butter, and peppermint hydrate, firm and improve skin’s tone. Cloud Berry is a potent antioxidant and scavenger of free radicals, and possesses anti-viral/fungal/bacterial properties. Peppermint provides a cooling and aromatically pleasing effect to the facial.
The Arctic Cranberry Facial Experience is a fabulous treatment for any of the following skin conditions:
- Dry skin
- Skin in need of brightening
This 1 hour facial is only $70
Product of the Month – Gifts for Everyone on Your List
We’ve got you covered this holiday with great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and various gift ideas at different price points.
- Charcoal Mask
- Lip Enhancement
- Hand Lotions
- Poo Pourri
- Sugar Scrubs
- Bath Bombs
- Couleur Caramel Makeup
- Besame Cosmetics
- Skincare items
And don’t forget Gift Certificates for facial treatments or in any dollar amount!
PK Night is December 6th
It’s almost time! PechaKucha is a quick, concise format to tell a story or give a presentation with 20 slides and only 20 seconds per slide! So in 6 minutes and 40 seconds you have told your story.
Check out our next event on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Brains on Fire. Doors open at 7:30 pm and presentations begin at 8:20pm. Yes that is correct, 8:20 pm or 2020. (Get it? 20 slides 20 seconds!)
Do you have something you would like to share with us? We would love to chat with you, send us an email and let’s PechaKucha!
Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2280664445540539/
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Appointments and Online Booking
Did you know that we now have an online booking system? Check it out at www.RaspberryMoonST.com (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 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:
- Dec 24-26 – Closed for Christmas. We get the mini-Salvadorana for the holidays this year so I will be closed a little more than normal. Please plan accordingly!
- Jan 1-5 – Closed, heading to VA to return the mini.
Sundays I will be working this month and the first half of 2020:
- Dec 22
- Jan 19
- Feb 23
- March 22
- April 19
- May 17
- June 14