Lady Spa Spa Loves it: Holly’s Raw Shea Body Balm

I recently have gotten to know Holly Elkin, entrepreneur and founder of Holly’s Natural Products, an exclusive line of 100% Organic, unrefined Shea Products. This got me thinking what’s so great about Shea Butter? So I did some research that I would like to share with you on why Shea Butter, especially high-quality Shea Butter is worth investing in.

Little known to me, Shea Butter, can actually be traced as far as back as to Egypt during the days of Cleopatra. There are actual accounts of caravans bearing clay jars of Shea butter which was a huge commodity for its cosmetic use in Egypt. Many other great travelers have also recorded observations about African culture and its use of shea butter as well, dating as far back as the 1300’s and to this day Shea Butter is widely used as a popular ingredient in many beauty brands like the Body Shop and Crabtree and Evelyn. But many of these products are diluted with chemicals and artificial ingredients, which does not allow you to enjoy the true benefits of unrefined, natural shea butter.

Here are just a few of the many, little-known benefits of and uses of organic Shea Butter:

1) It can be utilized as an effective insect repellant and it is known to relieve itching on contact.
2) Used in combination with citrus juices, it helps reduce body odor and makes a decent antiperspirant.
3) High-quality products like Holly’s Natural Product line of 100% Organic Unrefined Shea products contain a variety of natural antioxidants and fatty acids that include Vitamin E, which may heal the skin.
4)  For centuries African women have used this to rub their swelling bellies daily to avoid the delicate skin during pregnancy as well as to avoid stretch marks.
5) Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling. This might help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema and psoriasis.
6) Add it to your favorite shampoo or conditioner for use as a hair sealant or hair softener or to protect again UV rays. Plus it does not weigh hair down or leave an oily residue.

Holly’s Natural Products, strive to bring you the finest quality of 100% Organic, Unrefined Shea products. Her Body Balms come in a variety of scents in Raw, Coconut, Grapefruit, and Almond, to stimulate your senses! Rejuvenate your skin with a beautiful scent, shimmer, and softness while enhancing moisture for a healthier you! Visit http://hollysnaturalproducts.com to learn more.

Sources:(1-4)Shea Butter: The Nourishing Properties of Africa’s Best-Kept Natural Beauty by By W.G. Goreja
(5) http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1512-shea%20butter.aspx?activeingredientid=1512&activeingredientname=shea%20butter
(6) http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/11/shea-butter-benefits-for-hair.html

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Your guide to gorgeous wedding make up

Wedding make up by Alyson Sichenzia

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of your life so you definitely want to look and feel amazing.  Most Brides,  want a glowing, natural, wedding makeup look.

Here are six steps to a DIY Classic Wedding Look: 
Step 1) Prep your skin by using hydrating non-greasy products. Be sure to choose a primer that is serum based.
Step 2) Start with the eyes by prepping the area with an eye primer then start adding on that gorgeous, natural smoky eye pallet. The eyes are the window to the soul so if you are going to make a feature pop definitely make the eyes the focal point.
Step 3) As for your complexion, go with a light to buildable coverage just enough to cover, but not feel heavy or unnatural. Especially with the South Florida, you don’t want to wear heavy caked on makeup in the sun or heat.
Step 4) Apply a beautiful, natural highlight, and contour for dimension and glow.
Step 5) Apply eye-popping lashes for added glam.
Step 6) Pick the lip color that will say “I Do”. Go with something pretty and bold.
Most importantly if you have the budget, consider a professional makeup artist like Alyson. To perfect your look and be the most confident,  invest in a consultation with her before the big day so that you can strategize on what overall image you want for that day beforehand.  The last thing you need on your wedding day is any surprises. Remember its one day in your entire life and you want it to be picture perfect.
Beauty tips are provided by contributor  Alyson Sichenzia, Makeup Maven. Follow her on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com.
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A special note: When it comes to your wedding there is no detail too small and no request too big at South Florida’s premier destination and venue, PGA National Resort & Spa. Feel free to contact me directly to learn more!

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Spa at PGA continues celebration with 50 Shades of New specialty treatments


The Spa at PGA National has launched four new treatments keeping with the spirit of their “50 Shades of New” honoring their Spa’s recent unmasking of its revitalization. The theme is inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book by E L James that has become a global phenomenon.
The menu includes an Enlighten Me Facial that incorporates a purifying mask made from a blend of botanical essences in a base of gray volcanic ash and china clay, two of nature’s most potent detoxifiers. The Strip the Toxins Pedicure, will indulge your inner goddess as your feet are soaked in a soothing and cleansing warm soak followed by the same purifying clay mask that will not only leave you tingling but will reveal a youthful appearance. A Blissful Massage will relax your mind and renew your body with exotic oils that nourish the skin and replenish moisture. This massage will take you to your most blissful state of mind. Finally, an Inner Goddess Body Treatment will revitalize skin using an aromatic moisturizing lotion after a full body exfoliation, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Before or after any of the treatments guests can luxuriate at the Spa’s iconic outdoor Waters of the World Spa Pools, featuring European healing minerals from the French Pyrenees and wondrous salts from the Dead Sea in Israel. Ladies can also revel in the recently redesigned wet area featuring a new steam room, sauna, and state of the art locker room.

Explore more at spaatpga.com or call 561.627.311 to learn more.

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Spa unmasks new renovation with 50 Shades of New masquerade event

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The Spa at PGA National recently celebrated their recent revitalization with a ‘50 Shades of New’ Spa Masquerade event on Wednesday, March 29, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event was emceed by the local celebrity DJ, Josh Cohen: Host of the “The Hometeam” on ESPN West Palm. Past clients and loyal beauty partners were in attendance such as MoroccanOil, Phyto, Pure Fiji, Phytomer and specialty pop-up boutiques. Party goers enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, beauty samples, and a decadent dessert bar as they indulged in mini spa treatments like chair massages, polish changes, a braid bar, live Bamboo Massage demonstration, paraffin hand treatments and more. A sultry musical vocalist and saxophonist duo entertained attendees with both the classics and romantic modern day hits by the Waters of the World pools.

The million dollar Spa renovation recently unmasked in March, features an all new contemporary ladies lounge area, new sauna, steam room, indoor Jacuzzi, girls locker rooms and brand new furnishings at the Waters of the World pool deck. Attendees were sent on a scavenger hunt where they were requested to visit each of the renovated areas of the Spa to enter to win exciting giveaways. Corrine Whitaker, wearing the most creative spa masquerade themed costume hand made from paint color swatches scored a spa getaway for two complete with a stay in a spa suite and spa treatments for two.

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Tips and tricks to look like a princess this Prom

Prom is the first step into a new adventure in your life, a step towards a new you. This is the time where you can step out of our comfort zone or school uniform and look like a princess. If you have your dream date escorting you, here’s your chance to shine with a gorgeous look for that one night of the year.

Tips to looking your best for Prom:

1) Break out your glitter lip gloss to add sparkle to your everyday lipstick or consider a color that really pops like bold red, peach or even hot pink.

2) Use a contour and highlight kit, designed to sculpt, define, and highlight your face.add some pops of peaches, pinks, and reds as well as sparkle shadows for smoky eyes. Contour and highlight kits usually come with some great step by step directions.

3) Based on the color of your gown, add some pops of peaches, pinks, and reds to your makeup palette the night of the event. 

4) Looking to add some sophisticated drama to your look? Consider creating a smokey eye appearance with your eye shadows and then add some sparkle shadow over the top for even more Va Voom!  Visit http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Smoky-Eyes-With-Makeup for a step by step tutorial.

5) Remember these are memories you will look back at for a lifetime with photos and on social media. If you can afford it, definitely splurge on a makeup application for the night. It will pay off tenfold, and you will look like a million bucks.

 

Beauty tips by Makeup Maven Alyson Sichenzia. Follow her on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com. Be sure to post comments and questions! For more beauty tips from a variety of beauty, contributors subscribe to Ladyspaspa.com and receive spa and beauty news straight to your inbox.

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Love is in the air: beauty tips and tricks for your Valentine’s Day date night

Alyson Sichenzia, Mobile Makeup Maven and Beauty Expert

It’s that time of year when you want to look your absolute best for that special someone. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Day makeup tips for you to help you look extra special for your date night. While some people don’t care so much about V-Day,  others might want to go all out on this day about love.

Here are some quick tips and tricks to a successful Valentine’s Day Makeup look:

Step1) Prep skin to be glowing and radiant with your choice of a non-greasy skincare product.

Step 2) Prime the eyes with NYX Matte skin toned eye primer and apply rustic,

shimmery reds and matte, smoky shadow for depth.

Step 3) Don’t be afraid to go all out ladies with a black winged liner application!

Step 4) Apply beautiful Vegas Nay strip lashes from Ulta Beauty.

Step 5) Put on your bold brows using Bobbi Brown brow wax.

Step 6) Don’t forget your cherry red lips!

Beauty tips by Makeup Maven Alyson Sichenzia. Follow her on on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com.
Be sure to post comments and questions! For more beauty tips from a variety of beauty, contributors subscribe to Ladyspaspa.com and receive spa and beauty news straight to your inbox.

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Spring make up style trend alert by Guest Blogger Alyson Sichenzia

Alyson at work

By participating in the Delray Beaches 2017 Fashion Week this year, I was lucky to be introduced to many amazing new and exciting style trends there, that will be popular this Spring 2017. My favorite look of all is definitely the Bohemian look. I am way ahead of the game with this style, and I already have this look down pat. Follow my step by step bohemian style make up the application here so that you can be ahead of the game too!

Step 1) A beautiful red matte lip preferably the Kat Von D matte liquid lipstick in “Santa” with the Sephora brand gel retractable lipliner.

Step 2) Apply a gorgeous lightweight, glowing tinted moisturizer preferably Laura Mercier soft glow one.

Step 3) Use a shimmering bronzed, peachy bronzer to the contoured areas of your face.

Step 4) Add a slightly pink blush to your cheekbones

Step 5) Fill in your brows with the Bobbi Brown brown eyebrow wax add mascara and light eyeliner to make your eyes pop!

I am always available to you for makeup tips and tricks. Please visit my website at alysonsichenzia.com and follow me on Instagram @alysichenzhearne. Be sure to post comments and questions!

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