A Gift For That Special Someone

Have someone in your life that you think deserves a little bit more this year…? We have the perfect gifts that they’ll be sure to ♥♥♥

 

21j-OrIw48L Featured on Oprah, Kai Beauty products make the perfect present for that special person in your life… This Kai Deluxe Gift Set would be great for girlfriends, wives, and moms!

 


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This Mini Private Lipstick Trio by DuWop is a popular item this season and would be a great add on item for the gifts that need just a little extra something! It comes in 3 different shades too!

 

41Y3JMPcofL._SL190_CR0,0,190,246_ Got someone on your list with some big New Years Eve plans that would want that perfect heathly looking glow? This gift set by St Tropez is the perfect idea for those women in your life that are always looking for ways to enhance their color!

 

Find more popular Holiday gifts and more at the Beauty of a Site Holiday Store!

The Perfect Gifts for Everyone On Your Shopping List

Did the Holiday season sneak up on you this year? You’re not the only one! Don’t miss these holiday gift sets, back in stock, perfect for anyone on your shopping list. These items have been selling out quick, so don’t wait another day to get all your beauty enthusiasts a gift you know they’ll love! You know what they say, brothers and dads are the hardest to shop for… Until now! The Woody’s Holiday Shave Trio makes the perfect gift for any man in your life. Find yours here! One of our best selling gift sets this Holiday season has finally made it back in stock! The DuWop Pick Up Styxx set is guaranteed to make a great gift, whether it be for your sister, mom, or that special woman in your life. Don’t miss your chance…. Order now by clicking here! Still not finding the right gift for that hard-to-buy-for person left on your shopping list? Check out the rest of our Holiday store, you’re bound to finish all your gift shopping! Click the image below to view all of the products we have this Holiday season 🙂

The Perfect Pedicure

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Relax and treat yourself to a pedicure this Spring.  Let  Qtica’s Spa services provide you with that feeling of relaxation and pampering.

The Qtica Smart Spa system features smart products, uses smart ingredients, and allows salons and spa experience to come right to your house! This system is like no other, with interchangeable products that can be used for manicures, pedicures and body treatments. If you haven’t tried Qtica Smart Spa yet, now is the perfect time! 

 Here are some of our favorites!

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Qtica Smart Spa Sugar Scrub is one of Qtica’s best selling products.Surely the best exfoliating product on the market, this non-drying and non-irritating formula is easy on delicate skin while being one of the most effective scrubs we’ve ever seen.  Only $68 for 44 oz! or 7 oz for $14! 

 

 

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Qtica Anti-Bacterial Triple Action Fresh Soak  is a three in one, all-purpose soak that gives you the perfect hand or foot bath to prepare for manicures or pedicures. Only $36 for 35 oz! 

 

 

 

 

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 Qtica Luxury Lotion  is a unique balance of vitamins, nutrients and essential oils creates the perfect therapy lotion that helps repair dry, damaged skin.   Only $36 for 35 oz or $14 for 8.5 oz!

 

 

 

To finish your Pedicure use Zoya Nail Polish. Zoya has the hottest shades for all seasons our favorite is Zoya Awaken Collection or Flash Collection.   Zoya Nail Polishes are also the longest wearing lacquer formulation in the world today. You will be impressed by the durability and have piece of mind knowing that you are making a healthy choice by using Zoya’s toluene and formaldehyde free formula. Individual Polish $9 and Collections $48

30% Off Alchimie Forever Feet and Hand Cream!

Alchimie Forever 532nm Antioxidant Relief for the Feet and Hands

Just in time for flip-flop season, Beauty of a Site is happy to feature Alchimie Forever Antioxidant Relief for Feet and Hand Cream 532nm for 30% off!

This Product normally retails for $39 and is now on sale for $30! What a great way to try this fantastic cream and get your tootsies sandal ready!

If you are like me you want something that can help you relax and make your skin look amazing! Alchimie Forever Antioxidant Cream has innovative blends of botanical to soften, nourish, and smooth both hands and feet. This cream also has Jojoba and Shea which when combined makes it a powerfully moisturizing treatment. This cream also leaves your skin with a silky, smooth, and no sticky residue!

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Kai Fragrance – The Best Holiday Gift!

Kai Travel Set

If you’re like me, you aspire to give gifts each year that are meaningful and specific to the person you’re shopping for. This Christmas the goal is to give a gift that is useful, enjoyable and most importantly, affordable!

For those of us with the best of intentions in our gift-giving, Kai has come to our rescue! The new Kai Travel Gift Set is a ready-to-go ideal customized gift!This six-piece travel set includes lavish body wash, luxurious bathing bubbles, soothing body lotion, a vial of Kai’s signature perfume, and two of Kai’s newest products (shampoo & conditioner).

For those new to Kai, this travel set is the perfect sampler! The best part about Kai products is that the scent smells different on every person! This gift is automatically customized to the person you give it to! Top it off with the very handy and reusable hemp bag, and you’ll be giving the most useful, thoughtful, and customized gift of the season!

Did I mention that Kai fans include Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon. These celebs indulge in Kai… why wouldn’t this be the perfect gift?

Kai Travel Gift Set: $49 | Shop Now!

Altobella ME Collection – The First Natural Mens Line

So we think this is pretty cool,  Alto Bella has created an environmentally friendly mens line called Alto Bella ME, and these products contain naturally derived ingredients. Me Men’s Hair Product Line pledges to have searched the world to find the best raw natural or naturally derived ingredients to create 100% naturally derived products.

Lets face it, most beauty care companies target women, and we think that’s unfair! We want our men to feel, smell and look good, and what better way to make that happen than with a natural product line that is not only easy on the wallet but on the conscience!

We love the All in 1 Shampoo, Body Wash and Shave cream! Men are simple creatures, they want things to be convenient and easy, and this product fits the bill! Gift this item to your guy so that he can take it with him to the gym, home, or on overnights wherever he might go! Now he doesn’t have any excuse for that BO because he “just got back from the gym”!

$15-$16 dollars/bottle! Start shopping!

Introducing the launch of KAI Shampoo & Conditioner!

The first 25 people to purchase will receive a FREE Kai sample size perfume oil!

Enjoy the fresh scent of Kai now available in their new shampoo & conditioner! Kai’s signature fragrance is a favorite among celebrities such as Opra, Ellen, and now this new line for hair has vogue.com buzzing!

Kai shampoo: This advanced formula combines moisturizing argan oil with strengthening glycolic acid, leaving hair feeling healthy, soft, shiny & subtly kai-scented, shampoo and conditioner safe for all hair types including chemically or color treated hair!

Kai conditioner: Infused with vitamin e & shea butter, Kai’s vitamin-rich conditioner has a special blend of argan oil & glycolic acid to reconstruct & deeply hydrate, leaving hair soft, silky, frizz-free & subtly kai-scented.

Finally this sought after duo is available for purchase! Go have a hard work out at the gym, then flood your senses with the light and clean scent of Kai post work out! Whether you are working out, at home or on vacation, Kai is always a great accessory to any shower routine!

All Kai products are paraben, sulfate, phthalate & phosphate free as well as cruelty free with recyclable packaging made in the USA!
Start shopping!

Summertime Skin Care – Alchimie Forever, CEO Ada Polla

Summer Skin Care Tips

Brought to you by Ada Polla – CEO Alchimie Forever

While the first official day of summer is still almost two months away, as I sit in my hotel room in Miami (taking a quick break from the amazing Tuff Love Aveda / Neill hair show taking place this weekend) and watch the people lying out by the pool, the topic of summer skin care comes to mind.

My mother always told me that the change of seasons was the perfect excuse to do a deep cleaning of my house, more specifically of my closets. My father, on the other hand, always told me the change of seasons was the perfect time to take another look at my skin care products and skin care routine and adapt it accordingly.

How do late spring and summer affect our skin? Of course, sunburns come to mind. Sweating, heat rashes, and clogged pores are also typical concerns of warm weather skin care. Sunshine and higher temperatures also mean dresses, shorts, sleeveless tops, open toed shoes and flip flops…. Here is how I deal with warm weather skin:

  1. I switch to a gel-based cleanser. My skin type is pretty normal, and as is typical, I am dryer during the winter months and oilier during the warmer months. To get rid of all traces of sweat and to avoid clogged pores, I love a “squeaky clean” feel, and our Excimer purifying gel cleanser is perfect for that.
  2. I take cooler showers. Really, hot water, while delightful and relaxing, is not great for the skin, in any season. In warmer months, I find it easier to enjoy slightly cooler water, which is great to tighten pores, stimulate circulation (my Mom swears it is her daily cold showers that have given her her cellulite-free legs…), and give my hair some added shine.
  3. I make sure to exfoliate regularly, both face and body. I find that regular (aka twice weekly) exfoliation helps to keep my blackheads under control, and actually ensure a longer, more even sun-kissed look. While I don’t use self-tanner, exfoliation is indeed crucial prior to applying tanning lotion, to ensure it goes on smoothly and avoid streaks.
  4. I switch to a lighter moisturizer. Whether I am in DC or in New Orleans, there is plenty of moisture in the air starting April. While humidity can be awful for hair, it truly is wonderful for skin. Skin will absorb some of the moisture in the air, and as such, most skin types can benefit from a lighter moisturizer during the warmer months. Our Yttrium protective morning cream is particularly ideal and leaves a very matte finish on the skin.
  5. Sunscreen is a must. Indeed, while sunscreen is a must every day, it is a MUST when out by the beach, the pool, or the river. My father always recommended SPF 50+ on the face and body, and until we develop our own sunscreen, his favorite is LaRoche Posay’s Anthelios. He also taught me to avoid the sun between 11 am and 3 pm, and to be particularly careful when in the water, as sun gets reflected and is then twice a dangerous.
  6. Don’t forget your lips – they too are prone to sunburn. Whatever sunscreen you apply on the face, don’t avoid your lips or lip contours. And make sure you use a lip balm that contains an SPF.
  7. Don’t forget your eyes – sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun, and will help prevent squinting, which leads to wrinkles.
  8. Shorter dresses and arm-bearing tops mean that I am particularly conscious of my body. Our Alexandrite firming gel for neck and bust, and our Q-switch optimizing body contour gel take care of my upper and lower body respectively, preventing sagging and minimizing cellulite. Of course, a couple extra sessions of Barre3 will help more than any product…
  9. For many, summer means more frequent shaving. If you experience post-shaving irritation or ingrown hairs, remember to shave only after you have been in the shower for a few minutes (your hairs will be softer), to change your blade often, to exfoliate, and to shave with a cream-based product (shaving cream or hair conditioner work best).
  10. Don’t forget your feet – for me, open-toed shoes mean more frequent pedicures, but also dryer feet and the propensity to cracked heels. I use our 532nm antioxidant relief for hands and feet religiously every evening.
  11. Last but not least, hydrate from the inside out. With warmer weather comes more sweating, which means it is doubly important to drink those recommended 8 glasses of water per day. Emergen-C in my water helps it go down better…

Finally, my father always reminded me not only of what to do, but also of what not to do during the summer. Avoid photo-sensitizing products such as retinols (or use them less frequently), avoid laser treatments on tanned skin, and avoid stronger peels on tanned skin.

Happy bathing suit season!

Skin Care 101 with Alchimie Forever

This week, Ada Polla, the owner of Alchimie Forever skincare, is our guest blogger! Read below for her expert tips to keeping your skin bright and nourished year-round!

While it is 60 degrees in Washington, DC today, it was in the 20s last week, and my skin is feeling it. While I love winter, my skin doesn’t. If you are like me, you might be experience excessive dryness, flakiness, discomfort, roughness, itchiness, and redness. Over the years, I have learned some useful tips to help my skin remain calm, bright, and nourished, regardless of the outdoor temperatures. I hope these help your skin too!

  1. Switch to a cream-based cleanser. Every step in your skin care routine should be about moisture and nourishment, including your cleansing step. Switch away from your gel cleansers, to a nice milky, creamy cleanser (like our Alchimie Forever Excimer gentle cream cleanser, my personal favorite).
  2. No matter the cold outside, avoid showers or baths that are very hot. Hot water will break down the skin’s natural lipids and leave it even dryer. Limit your bath or shower to 5 minutes, and never leave the house with wet hair (your scalp will thank you!).
  3. Switch to a heavier moisturizer. Even if you are combination or oilier in the summertime, your skin needs extra nourishment during the colder months. The best-selling of our three moisturizers between November and March is always our Kantic+ intensely nourishing cream.
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  4. If even with a cream cleanser and a more hydrating cream your skin is still uncomfortable, dull, and dry, add in a cream moisture mask, and leave it on for as long as you can. I am applying our Kantic brightening moisture mask almost on a daily basis these days…
  5. Combat the air’s dryness with a good humidifier. A low-cost alternative is to place a bowl of water in the rooms you spend most time in. As the water slowly evaporates, it will add moisture to the air.
  6. Give your hands a hand! Never go out in to the cold without gloves. (And avoid wool as it is so rough or cotton, which traps moisture; my favorite gloves are in cashmere). Apply your favorite hand cream frequently, at least following every time your hands are in water. (In case you are wondering, I keep my 532nm antioxidant relief for hands and feet everywhere at home and in the office, even in my car).
  7. Watch for over-exfoliation. In particular if you are experience flakiness, do not pick. Avoid strong grainy scrubs, look for nourishing, gentle, exfoliators, such as our Excimer+ gentle antioxidant refining scrub.
  8. Take care of your lips. Don’t lick them, and don’t pick at them if they are chapped. Keep soothing lip balms in your purse, car, and desk drawer, and reapply as necessary (I don’t believe reapplying makes your lips get addicted to your lip balm…)
  9. Don’t forget sunscreen. Even if the sun is not shining, and you are not in a bathing suit, those pesky UV rays are still attacking your skin. Remember also that sun is double strong when reflected on snow, so up your SPF before hitting the slopes.
  10. Last but not least, remember beauty is internal too. Hydrate with calming teas, and eat “clean and green.” This is true year round of course, but somehow I always have an easier time drinking water and eating salads when my closet is full of dresses and short skirts…

Alchimie Forever: As Seen in Shape Magazine!

We absolutely love when our products are featured in magazines — to let the world know about the beauty tools we love best! This month, our recently added line Alchimie Forever was featured in Shape Magazine.

Alchimie Forever Q-switch Body Contour Gel

Alchimie Forever Q-Switch Optimizing Body Contour Gel is a toning and slimming gel for your hips, thighs and buttocks. As Shape brags:

…To send the puckers [of your skin] packing (at least temporarily), start by applying [this] lotion that contains a diuretic agent such as theophylline or caffeine; it acts like shrink-wrap to tighten skin for a few hours.

To get your own skin-tightening body gel, Click Here! The only thing to lose is that dimpled mattress look on your skin!

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