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!

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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.
    Kantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream
  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…

Labor Day Savings: 15% off Storewide!

Kick off your Labor Day sales shopping with this awesome coupon from Beauty of a Site!  Take 15% off ANYTHING in the store from today through Labor Day- Monday, September 5th! Enter the coupon code below (LABOR11) at checkout to claim your discount!

Labor Day Sale Coupon Beauty of a Site

Not sure what to spend it on?  With such a great discount, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to pamper yourself with some of our super luxurious products!

1. Choose Amika hair products for a nourishing blend of essential oils, including sea buckthorn berry oil (a favorite of Dr. Oz!) and argan oil (the main ingredient in the ever-popular Moroccan Oil range).  These replenishing products are packed into Amika’s nourishing hair mask, designed to reinfuse your hair with moisture that makes it stronger and shinier – even guarding against split ends!

2. Soothe skin with Principessa’s decadent Dolce Dreams Whipped Body Lotion.  Lavish and moisturizing, this shea-butter based lotion have a velvety finish sensationally silky, healthy skin.  Plus it smells delicious: top notes of peach and vanilla flower, middle notes of night blooming jasmine and ylang ylang and bottom notes of sandalwood and warm amber

3. Treat yourself AND help a great cause: Get ready for October! Support Breast Cancer Awareness month by purchasing select haircare and cosmetic  products that support great cancer research. A lot of our favorite brands donate huge amounts to these great organizations based on the products that you purchase!

Amika Tigi Bed Head Principessa Essie

Sibu Cellular Support: Flying off the shelves!

Sibu Beauty Cellular Support Omega 7 Complex Sea Buckthorn Berries Supplement

With celebs like Dr. Oz lovin’ on Sibu Beauty products, we’ve had all sorts of trouble keeping these incredible products on the shelves! Each formula includes rich nutrients and antioxidants, from real sea buckthorn berries, which assist in cellular rejuvenation, improve nervous system function, boost energy, improve skin complexion (yes, especially acne!) and provide your body with a rich source of Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9.

The most convenient (and most popular!) product that Sibu offers is the Cellular Support Antioxidant & Omega 7 Complex, a simple, safe dietary supplement which boasts all of the benefits of sea buckthorn berries, while even promoting healthy hair and nail growth. Totally preservative, gluten and dairy free, this supplement helps you feel, look and even think better, with one simple pill. We call that a winner!

We only have a few left in stock, so order yours RIGHT AWAY! Click here to do so!

Tips for Light Travel: Toiletries 101

With your vacation planned, your clothes picked out and a beach in Hawaii awaiting your arrival, only one obstacle remains: packing.  Like all of us, you just don’t know how you’re going to get everything you need for your trip in one suitcase.  Especially with airline regulations about number of bags, size of bags and size of toiletries, packing is truly becoming an art!

Because you want to look good on your vacation, investing in quality toiletries in airline and travel ready sizes is essential.  The week that you plan on taking two hundred pictures is NOT the week to be depending upon some hotel travel shampoo, nor is it the week to pack less clothes just to fit in your full-sized salon products.

So, to help a sista out, here are a couple of excellent travel sets to make your travel plans WAY easier:

Blow Haircare Blow to Go Travel Kit Toiletries 2 oz AirplaneFor Your Hair: The Blow to Go Travel Kit.  Including four products specifically designed for heat styling, of the highest salon quality, this convenient kit is packaged in 2 oz airplane ready bottles, even packed in a small, clear plastic bag.  Did we mention how CUTE this thing is!? ($28)

Juara Glow on the Go Travel Kit Toiletries 2 ozFor Your Skin: Juara Glow on the Go Travel Kit. Also in travel sizes (all under 2 oz), and packaged in a clear plastic bag, the Glow to Go Kit addresses all of your toiletry needs, including facial cleanser, facial mask, hydrating toner, moisturizer and body balm.  In lovely packaging and suitcase-friendly sizes.($36)

Bella Il Fiore Cosmetics Multi Use MakeUp Face Palette

Cosmetics: Bella Il Fiore Face Palettes.  MakeUp doesn’t travel well, but vacation is not the time to be skimping on quality cosmetics.  Take care of the space and travel issues with a multi-use color palette, including beautiful colors and a range of texture and formulas to accommodate eyes, lips and cheeks in one small palette.  Beautifully packaged and expertly coordinated. ($20)

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 http://www.beautyofasite.com to help you enjoy the summer in style!

A Basket Full of Goodies.

With Easter just days away, its time to snatch up some great gifts to stuff those baskets! The perfect gifts are fun but useful, small but precious and not always covered in chocolate.  Move aside Peeps; here are some of the most sought after easter basket stuffers:

OPI Texas Lil Shooters Mini Nail Lacquer  OPI Mini Nail Lacquer collections are an adorable addition to any basket. Including 4 1/8 oz bottles, these collections are both affordable and fun! Choose from OPI Femme de Cirque, OPI lil’ Shooters (Texas Collection) and OPI Swiss Collection minis.
 Balsamo Italian Argan Oil Lip Balm An affordable luxury, high quality lip balm brightens any basket. Useful for anyone, packaged beautifully and intensely moisturizing, Balsamo Italian Argan Oil Lip Balms deeply nourish lips in three delectable flavors.
Rosie Jane Leila Lou Perfume Oil A Beauty of a Site favorite, Leila Lou Perfume Oil, by Rosie Jane, is a light and airy spring fragrance. In a precious little bottle (that’s so affordable!), this beautiful oil will be cherished by any woman who receives it.
Kala Style Statement Soaps  New from Kala style, these fun Statement Soaps make for great gifts, and say something, too! With words like “Faith,” “Hope,” “Joy,” and even funnier phrases like, “Save Water… Shower with a Friend,” these bright, high quality suds are perfect basket stuffers!

Here’s to a happy spring holiday to all of our customers!

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