Beat the After Sun Blues!

So here we are, the week after Memorial Day, enjoying the first warm days of summer (at least that’s what’s happening here in the Midwest!).  We all flocked to the lake or to barbecues on Monday, stayed out all day, and now are suffering from our very first sunburn of the summer.  Here’s a refresher on sun care for your skin and hair during the summer months ahead:

1.  PREVENTION:  As your mother and health professionals everywhere can tell you, the best way to care for a sunburn is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Especially with the prevalence of skin cancer among our generation, we must be careful to protect ourselves from the damaging sun.  Here are some of our favorite protective sun products:

Sunscreen & Sun Prevention for Hair Skin and Nails

Coola (SPF 45) is one of our favorite classic sunscreens, providing powerful protection, custom made for those leading an active outdoor life.  Endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association, this sweat-proof formula is the best we’ve got!

If you’re looking for a mineral alternative to classic sunscreen, Alba Botanica’s Natural Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 30) uses a chemical-free formula that provides excellent protection from the sun without compromise.

Orly’s Sunscreen for Nails is a must-have.  As you beach-babes know, after long hours in the sun, your manicure can become discolored and faded.  Sunscreen for Nails is a high-shine topcoat that protects the colors beneath it with its UV absorbent formula.

Rene Furterer’s Protective Summer Oil (KPF 90) uses sesame and castor oils with UV sunscreen to ensure protection for exposed hair while swimming and sunbathing.  It’s waterproof formula is a must for any beach bag.

2.  TREATMENT:  We know that there will be days that we didn’t plan ahead and didn’t apply the sunscreen as much as we should have.  Here are some treatments to refresh skin and hair after long hours in the sun:

Sun Care Aloe Vera Sunscreen Hair Treatment

The absolute best in the business, Hempz After Sun Gel soothes heat and pain from sun-burnt skin, prevents peeling and uses the nurturing qualities of hemp seed oil and tea tree oil to start repairing skin damage and even minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles!

Bed Head Some Like It Hot Heat & Humidity Resistant Serum is not only treatment oriented, but also for prevention.  It, along with the Some Like it Hot Shampoo and Conditioner provide a shield to help hair that will be in the sun and water constantly.  This product in particular, though, is essential after sun, taming frizz and re-moisturizing burnt-out hair.

Rene Furterer Repairing After Sun Shampoo is specifically designed to combat the drying effects of sun, salt water and even chlorine, enriched with palm butter to restore shine and softness to your hair! Awesome.

So, enjoy the sun, ladies, but care for yourself while you’re doing it! Check out these products and more at to help you enjoy the summer in style!

New Stuff for Your Man

Checked out our section exclusively for men? Beauty of a Site isn’t all glitz and glam, you know (though we certainly have plenty of that)! Jam packed with manly stuff to keep ’em clean, freshly groomed and smellin’ fresh.

Our new favorites from that section are Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap and Omega’s Shave Products.

Omega’s Shave line features classic shave products, including shave bowls,  a huge variety of high quality brushes and even gift sets (it’s almost that time of year…. think stocking stuffers!).

Omega Brush and Shave Gift Set

Omega Shaving Brush and Cream Bowl Gift Set

Omega Eucalyptus Shave Soap TubeOmega Eucalyptus Shave Soap Tube

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Products boast a 100 year old tradition in New England, the powerful pine aroma is perfect for cleansing and freshen skin after athletic activities.

Lightfoot's Pure Pine Soap Bar

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Bar

Lightfoot's Pure Pine Soap Gift Box

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Gift Set

Click here to browse all of the Omega products!

Click here to browse all of the Lightfoot Pure Pine products!

Help us Save our Little Piece of the Planet!

Happy Earth day to our fans and friends! Today reminded us about the importance of being green.  Saving the Earth and caring for nature is something that we can do one step at a time.  We have to remember that every step counts!

Earth Day Green Beauty Products

Looking for ways to take care of our planet?  Here are just a few of our products who take caring for the Earth seriously:

1.  Tigi Love, Peace and the Planet is a range of superior quality hair care products that make earth friendly packaging their number one priority.  And not only does each eco-friendly bottle, tub or tube use only a minimal amount of synthetic material, but each product sports as many fresh and natural ingredients as possible.  Hug a tree with every style!  Click here to get started.

2.  Get Fresh Santa Monica Lifestyle Reusable Shoppers feature fabulously stylish designs on strong, market quality tote bags.  Save the earth using one less plastic bag at a time!  These are reasonably priced and HUGE!  Perfect for groceries.  Click here to see them!

3.  Organic Grooming is a men’s product line featuring incredible organic products that carefully consider the earth when producing and packaging their products.  Many products, including their triple milled bar soap, uses completely biodegradable packaging, even printed in soy ink!  Click here to see all of their products.

Produce-Fresh & Straight from the Market

Fresh Body Market Chocolate Milk Bath

Chocolate Milk Bath

After being cooped up during the winter, I desire nothing more than something fresh once March hits.  I start eating as much fruit as I can get my hands on, and I look forward to the first warm day when I can throw my windows open!

My skin, I’ve found, has those same freshness cravings.  So many of the products and soaps I use on my skin contain harsh chemicals.  I may look the way I want, but some of those ingredients can simply wreak havoc on my body.  Luckily, Fresh Body Market offers a complete line of fresh-off-the-shelves bath and body products made of organic, natural ingredients.  Each product is even packaged in a market-like container, to remind you and your loved ones that they are using the freshest formulas available to nurture and pamper your skin.

This month at Beauty of a Site, we’re offering all Fresh Body Market products at 10% off.  It’s the perfect opportunity to give your skin that freshness it’s been yearning for.  Not sure where to start?  Our best selling product at Beauty of a Site is the Chocolate Milk Bath (pictured right).  A perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon, this adorable bubble bath looks just like  jug of chocolate milk! ( Also available in coconut and strawberry).

Fresh Body Market products are not the only sale items this month.  Check out our Monthly Specials page (click here!) to see which other featured items you can save on!

New Organic Products: IKove for Hair, Bath & Skin

IKove Hair and Body Products
New for Fall 2009, Beauty of a Site announced our more recent product addition: IKove by Florestas.  This range of haircare, skincare and bath & body products is completely organic and natural, using a botanical base full of oils and extracts from the forests of the Amazon.

We have to label IKove products as some of the most guilt free beauty products we’ve ever seen.  A socially responsible company, IKove is dedicated to growing the economy of the Amazon, allowing local villages to stop cutting down trees and protect the region’s beautiful and rare rainforests.  The company uses certified organic ingredients, avoids synthetics and potentially harmful chemicals, while also avoiding any animal ingredients. IKove also strives to use as many certified fair trade ingredients as possible.

The lush and luxurious ingredients in the IKove products are what truly set them apart as unique- as must-haves!  Acai Berry is one of IKove’s favorite ingredients, an Amazonian palm berry harvested from the forests of Brazil.  Totally PACKED with antioxidants, fatty acids & omegas, Acai Berry is truly a miracle fruit, fighting premature aging and encouraging healthy skin.

We’re totally excited about these new products and hope that you are too!  If you’ve tried, please let us know what you think!  You can see all of the IKove products here.

Showin’ Some Love for Mother Earth

From special webcasts and tree plantings to energy workshops and picnics, people all over the world are taking action for Earth Day. There are so many ways to say “Thanks!” to the earth and spread the important message of environmental consciousness.
What are your plans for Earth Day? Wondering how to make a difference?

Here are a few easy ways to get involved and celebrate our planet:

  • Organize an Earth Hour in your community. Get everyone you know to turn out their lights for an hour on Earth Day.
  • Volunteer at a nature conservancy, local park, or even an elderly neighbors yard. Till the Earth while you till your benevolence!
  • Learn about E-cycling and Free-cycle programs in your community. Share the information with friends and family.
  • Find and join a tree planting event. These types of events are usually free and easy to find on Earth Day!
  • Walk to work or wherever you can all day long. Leave your car keys behind and start strutting today to make an even bigger impact!
  • Brown bag your lunch. Try to use as little wrapping as possible, recycle left over packaging, chose healthy foods and buy them locally.

These are just a few activities you can get involved in. Check out the Earth Day Network at to find local and global events, activities, and other ways to make a difference.

Beauty of a Site wants to help you go green on Earth Day – check out these earth friendly products:

Get Fresh Eco Friendly Reusable Shopper

Principessa Aluminum Water Bottle

Organic Grooming (Earth-friendly formula & packaging!)

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Here at Beauty of a Site we’re celebrating St. Patty’s day with everything green!

Color Club Lime Light

Color Club Lime Light

The Color Club Flower Power Neon Collection has one of the best greens we’ve ever found – Lime Light. This bright green shade is a ground shakin’ good time on St. Patty’s day and all throughout the swingin’ summer season.

Bed Head Big Fat Fun Eyeliner

Bed Head Big Fat Fun Eyeliner

Another great green we’ve found comes from the Tigi Bed Head Big Fat Fun Eye Liner Collection. This green eyeliner smudgie works wonders enhancing any eye color and compliments Tigi Bed Head Cyberoptics Eyeshadow in Vanilla or Natural.

And last, but certainly not least, our final green find comes from MOP – a fantastic line of hair care products that works wonders and leaves your hair feeling fresh and fabulous!

MOP Mixed Greens Shampoo

MOP Mixed Greens Shampoo

MOP’s Mixed Greens Shampoo and Conditioner contains cucumber, artichoke, and watercress as well as extracts of certified organic parsley and alfalfa. Tossed with certified organic olive oil and vinegar, dry hair won’t be hungry for moisture after a daily MOP treatment!

So when you’re feeling a little blue this summer, remember these greens and check out to find the best deals!

Essie’s New Naturally Clean Products Put the Lime in the Coconut!

Although my favorite way to utilize coconuts involves Margarita mix and those cute little umbrellas, I have found an even better way to celebrate and treat myself to an extra special skincare treat. Essie’s new Naturally Clean Collection Purifying Hand Wash is infused with the ultra rich and uber healthy coconut oil.

Did you know?

  • Coconut oil is not only an anti-bacterial, its can be used as an anti-fungal and an anti-viral solution for problem areas on your skin. This is due to is unique properties that mimic the processes used by breast milk to protect babies from infection.
  • Coconut oil stimulates your metabolism and aids in weight loss. Next time you’re at the grocery store pick up some macaroons, cream soups and crackers – they all contain a good amount of lauric acid (the good stuff found in coconut oil). If you’re feeling exceptionally frisky, try some coconut milk – it’s akin to the nuttier flavored soy milks but not sold in most supermarkets.
  • Researchers are studying the beneficial effects of coconut oil in treating diseases such as HIV/AIDS, herpes, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, influenza and certain types of cancer.
  • Coconut oil based products are effortlessly perfect for any skin. They serve as a great moisturizer as well as aid in the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Finally, products containing coconut oil assist in your fight against aging, wrinkles, and sagging – the things we dread the most! Ah!
Essie Naturally Clean Purifying Hand Wash

Essie Naturally Clean Purifying Hand Wash

Now that we know a little more about the advantages of coconut oil, it’s time to spring into action! Transitioning from winter to summer can dry skin out and cause unwanted, flaky irritations. We suggest trying Essie’s Naturally Clean Purifying Hand Wash – it’s new, it’s natural and it smells remarkable!

Got any other splendid natural products made with coconut oil? Leave a comment and let us know what works for you!

Green Gabs: Bar Soap for your Hair

JR liggetts Orignal Shampoo Bar with Shelf

JR liggett's Original Shampoo Bar with Shelf

It’s usually a desperate moment when you’re using a bar of soap on your hair; but this trend in green products is beginning to make a mainstream impact. Products like JR Liggett’s Original Shampoo Bar is made from 100% all natural vegetable oils and is designed to clean your hair without using nasty, environmentally damaging detergents. Many shampoos not only negatively effect the environment with their plastic containers, they also contain carcinogenic azo dyes that contribute to the degradation of our everyday water supply. Furthermore, shampoo bars pack the punch of a 24oz. bottle in a conveniently small, easy to travel with size. Packaging is minimal and it’s absolutely safe to use on your animals as well – an added bonus for your furry friend and our mother Earth. So if you’re already a green living fanatic or if you’re just starting to go green, shampoo bars are a good and easy way to make your mind and body feel good about the products you’re using!

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