Ski Trip Must Haves

Until January 2021 I hadn’t been skiing since high school! Just to put it into perspective we are talking approximately 15 years ago. The last time I went, in high school, it was with my best friend’s family. Her parents were super strict and my mom even had to sign a waiver just in case I broke anything or died they wouldn’t be held liable. My mom always had us in ski lessons so I was a pretty confident skier and when I mean confident I mean sticking to the bunny slopes and green slopes. I had my french fry and pizza poses down pat just enough to get me by.

On this particular skiing trip with my friends family, I remember her dad wanted to take us up the mountain and show us the ropes. He knew I wasn’t an advanced skier and we told him to keep us to the green trails. Well, one wrong turn later and before we knew it, he lead us to a double black diamond on the top of Okemo Mountain in Vermont. I froze dead in my tracks as I pierced down the completely vertical iced over slope. He looked back at us laughed as he said, “You’ll be fine, I’ll see you at the bottom” and he took off leaving us to fend for ourselves. I attempted to ease my way down but only got a fourth of the way down before I slid over a huge patch of ice and hit the ground as my skies went flying in the air. At this point my friend and I decided to stay unclipped from the skis and talk our way down to a slope that was more our speed. This was my last time skiing.

Fast forward to 15 years later and almost a year of being stuck inside quarantining from the COVID-19 pandemic. With winter upon us and a travel ban my husband and I decided we needed to get away locally and do something before we lost our minds in this lockdown world we were currently living in. We decided on Lake George in New York as our destination spot. We have been a few times during the summer but never have gone in the winter. In January they host an ice carving festival, along with winter sports fun like ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and more it’s an ideal winter vacation location.

So what do you do when its winter in New England and you can’t hop on a plane and go somewhere tropical? You ski! Last minute we decided it would be fun to try skiing together on this trip. It’s a work out and a great way to enjoy nature and be outdoors. No comparison to a sunny warm beach but we had to work with what we had.

Since he had only been skiing once in his life and I was a bit rusty after a 15 year hiatus. We quickly realized we were ill equipped and we made a mad dash to a bunch of sporting goods stores to get the appropriate gear so we were prepared for the mountain. Unfortunately for us we had barely found the right gear as everything was just about sold out. We gathered what we could piece together in our sizes at different retailers and hit the road.

During the pandemic you have to make reservations for everything. This includes skiing. We aren’t much of planners we are the type of people who like to go with the flow and see were the trip takes us. Well in this instance that did not work in our favor. We drove an hour to Gore Mountain just to be turned down at the ticket booth because it was a weekend and they were already at their determined Covid safe capacity. After 5 stores for skiing gear I was determined we were going to hit a mountain on this trip! Turns out everything was sold out of that weekend in New York so we decided to hit up Mohawk Mountain in Connecticut on our way home that Monday. It ended up being a beautiful sunny day and not too cold. It was perfect!

We loved it so much we decided to join my brother and his fiance yesterday in Vermont for another ski adventure on Mount Snow. I was pretty confident after my amazing run, without one fall, on Mohawk Mountain that I was gonna be great on this trip as well. Little did I realize that Mount Snow is one of the bigger mountains here on the East Coast. Summit Elevation is 3,600 ft and the Vertical Drop is 1,700 ft with 86 trails. I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

On our first run on Mount Snow we took the lift half way up and my brother thought he was funny and lead us down a blue trail. I wiped out twice by the time we reached the bottom. At that point I was instantly dreading doing anymore runs. We decided to take a lunch break to let the rain that had frozen into ice overnight melt before trying again. Our hopes that the beaming sun and other skiers would help breakdown and melt the ice that had covered the trails.

Our 2nd run was much better but still scary. We hit a trail called Long John which was an “easy” green trail. I paced myself down the mountain pulling off to the side every so often to catch my breath and rest my legs for a second. It is definitely a work out. By our 3rd run I felt much better and I was getting the hang of it. We did about 6 runs all together before we decided to call it a day. Once you start getting tired it’s really hard to keep skiing. To avoid getting hurt you have to listen to your body and know when its time to call it quits. Pushing yourself to go one more run is never a good idea as this is the point when most people suffer injuries.

All in all we had a blast. We are definitely sore and achy today but it was so much fun. Being prepared with the right gear is so important and will determine whether you have a great or miserable experience. So here are my tips on what to have if you’re heading out to the slopes:

Things to Rent (rent at the slopes or at a near by establishment)

-Skis

-Ski Boots

-Ski Poles

-Helmet

Clothing/Accessories

-Waterproof/resistant jacket & pants/bib overalls

-Thermal long johns under pants and jacket

-Fleece sweater

-Wool knee socks

-Waterproof/resistant gloves (I prefer mittens)

-Ski Mask (I like the ones that cover nose, mouth, ears & head)

-Ski Googles

-Handwarmers (optional)

-Tissues (for a runny nose)

-Small water bottle or hydropack (in case you need a drink while on the slopes)

Post Ski Necessities

-Heating Pad

-Warm Tea/Coffee

-Icy Hot Patches/Cream

-Advil

A New Way to Sunless Tan

Keeping up with what’s trending in the sunless tanning world? Well I am!

As some of you saw on our Instagram & Facebook page I was away for 5 days last week in Vegas for the 2018 Sunless Summit! It was not only fun but also educational. I got to meet over 20 sunless tanning vendors and over 180 other sunless tanning professionals from around the country! I got the opportunity to take not only some business & marketing classes but also classes on technique which was a great refresher for me since I have been in the industry for over 11 years. Here are some of the classes I signed up for:
 Secrets of the “Dancing with the Stars” Tan presented by Julie Nostrand, owner & founder of South Seas Skincare & on site spray tanner for the cast of Dancing with the Stars.

Competition Tanning Certification Course presented by Elysa Weissbaum, Pro Tan Competition Spray Tanning Educator

Mastering the Art of Spray Tanning Certification Course presented by Fabiola Trujillo, owner of Sobe Tan in Miami & celebrity spray tanner to JLO, The Kardashians (shot onscreen spraying Kim on an episode in her shower), & Matt Damon just to name a few!

Intro to Contouring for Spray Tan Artists presented by Katie Quinn, owner of Kona Tans & Victoria Secret Fashion Show spray tanner!

I took so much away from these Spray Tan Gurus & can’t wait to start implementing some of what I learned here at Sun Kissed Glow. Adapting to the growing industry and staying on top of my game is always so important to me to insure my clients are getting the best spray tanning experience possible.

Here is what you have to look forward to:

->Spray Tan Body & Face contouring! I will now be offering contouring with our new specialized contour machine to enhance any muscle definition & camouflage any imperfections. Contouring lasts 7-11 days just like a regular spray tan & is a new add-on service you can book while booking your sunless session.

->Sunless Tanning Finishing Powder! Sun Kissed Glow is now offering the future of spray tanning! The powder eliminates that post-spray sticky feeling, leaving a beautiful shimmer and a clean fresh summery scent. Finishing Powder is a hypoallergenic, talc and paraben free, proprietary blend of cosmetic grade powders and micas that were designed to be used in conjunction with spray tan formulas. Immediately following a spray tan, the powder is applied and the client can get dressed, feeling completely dry and best of all, look amazing! The bronzer from the spray tan doesn’t get all over your clothes or car seats like it has in the past. This finishing powder helps set the spray tan while it’s developing, which means less mess ups.

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->No more sticky feet! We have done away with those stick on feet & have adapted a new way to keep the bottom of your feet mess free! We use a special paper instead of a towel on the floor. This paper is super absorbent & leaves the bottom of your feet dry & tan free! We hope you enjoy this experience as much as we do!

->Quieter Spray Tan! While I was at the sunless summit I got the chance to try some new equipment out & found a spray tanning machine that is much quieter than the 8 year old one we are currently using in our studio! I can’t wait until it is delivered! No more shouting over the vacuum noise!!!!

We hope these changes and add-ons make your sunless tanning experience a more enjoyable one! We are always open to suggestions so please don’t hesitate to contact us & let us know what we are doing well & what we may need to look at improving! Keeping thing comfortable & convenient for you is always my goal!

Hope you see you soon!

Nikki Intilangelo (Medina)
Owner & Founder
Sun Kissed Glow

The Beauty of Essential Oils

Over the past few months essential oils have become a central part of my life! I knew that they smelled good but I never knew they were so much more. I have become obsessed to learning more & incorporating essential oils into my daily life routine.

I think the pivotal point in my essential oils journey was when I was at a class & the wellness advocate said, “The average person comes in contact with about 500 chemicals even before leaving the house in the morning.” Now sit back and let that soak in! 500 chemicals!! At that moment I started back tracking my movements what I did that morning. From waking up, peeing & wiping with toilet paper, washing my hands with a generic hand wash, mouthwash, tooth paste, tooth brush, floss, face wash, toweling dry (soap from laundry detergent & drier sheet residue still in the fabrics of my towel), shower, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving gel, shaving razor with “moisture strip”, body scrub, deodorant, face lotion, body lotion, makeup, hair gel, hair spray, air freshener (plugged in all day everyday), and the list goes on. Each one of those products we come in contact with doesn’t have one chemical ingredient listed but some as many as 20 or more!

So I made the stand to switch out as much as I could slowly to start living a more natural “chemical free” lifestyle. I think it may be nearly impossible to be completely chemical free with everything out there in the world but why not change the things I can so that 500+ can be more like 50.

The first thing I did was order a starter kit that had a variety of top selling oils & a diffuser. The first night I received my package I popped open my diffuser filled it with some Lavender, Frankincese & Wild Orange. Not only did I have the best night sleep ever but my bedroom smelled heavenly!

Two days later my fiancé had developed a sever case of poison ivy. Yes, there is an oil for that! I hopped on the internet & looked up an essential oil poison ivy remedy, whipped up a batch in a mister bottle & for 4 nights straight I sprayed the essential oils on my fiancé & by the 5th day he was healing and so much better! He normally has to go to the emergency clinic and get a shot he’s so allergic but no need because my essential oils came to the rescue!

After seeing for myself the healing powers of essential oils I became obsessed! I wanted every oil and I started looking up every problem I had to find a recipe to naturally treat myself. I have officially become that crazy oil lady! There is so much to learn & that is why I have decided to start an Essential Oil Blending Bar facebook group & have decided to start posting about it to share with everyone my essential oil journey what things I’ve tried and how they have changed my life. So stay tuned!

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Get On A Daily Facial Skin Care Regimen

What’s Your Daily Facial Skin Care Regimen?

I have tons of clients with a range of skin care concerns & questions. I am going to go through a few different skin types and which products I recommend for each skin type and skin problem. Getting on a daily skin care regimen is crucial to obtaining healthy & flawless skin. We are going to go through dry skin, oily skin, acne prone skin & people who have concerns about aging skin. If you have combination skin I would follow the recommendation for oily skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your entire body so taking care of it is not only a luxury but a necessity and top priority.

Your Skin Is:

  • Largest organ of the body
  • Prevents dehydration
  • Produces vitamins
  • Stores fat
  • Primary defense system
  • Primary sensory organ

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Dry Skin

Staying hydrated is very important especially if you have dry skin. Drink tons of water to keep your skin hydrated. Here are some of my skin care recommendation for people with dry skin.

  1. Daily Face Wash – it is very important to wash your face daily. Bacteria & oil builds up on the skin & can cause breakouts & enlarged pores. For dry skin we recommend the following cleanser…
    1. Facial Cleansing Milk – Your face has never felt so loved. This cream cleanser is perfect for dry skin; infused with grape seed and sesame oils, it works to clean your skin of dirt and makeup in the softest way imaginable. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply Facial Cleansing Milk on a clean, damp cotton ball. In circular motions, gently clean the entire face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  2. Weekly Facial Exfoliant – I love exfoliating my skin weekly. It gets any excess dry skin off and exposes fresh soft skin for a radiant glow. I recommend only doing an exfoliating facial scrub once a week for those with dry skin. The facial exfoliant we recommend is…
    1. Purifying Peeling Milk with Apricot Seeds – This cleanser does the work of two formulas in one. This unique apricot wash cleans the skin thoroughly of oils, dirt, and clogging substances while providing gentle exfoliation. Provides a light exfoliation while cleaning the skin of dead, dry skin as well as dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. How Often: 1 time per week Directions: Apply Purifying Peeling Milk on a clean, damp face. In circular motions, rub gently and rise with lukewarm water.
    2. Mineral-Rich Peeling Gel – Applying this gel begins with a luxurious, cooling sensation, as you spread the silky formula over your face. As you continue to rub it in, it collects debris and dead skin until it slowly begins to peel away, leaving behind clean, incredibly soft skin. Gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing more radiant, healthy looking skin. How Often: 1 time per week Directions: Apply product to your face, begin rubbing the product in circular motions until peeling action ceases removing dead skin. Rinse away excess residue from face with lukewarm water. (Avoid the eye area and hair line.)
  3. Eye Gel – Helps reduce puffiness, redness & dryness around the eye.
    1. Essential Nutrition Eye Gel – Morning, noon, and night, this light gel will give your beautiful eyes new life. Loaded with minerals and nutrients, this gel hydrates your skin, and helps you attain a smooth, fresh look. Nourish and rehydrate delicate tissues and help to prevent dryness around the eye. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply around the eye area, dabbing gently until fully absorbed (avoiding getting it in the eye)
  4. Facial Serum – Locks moisture in & reduces the appearance of pores. The facial serum we recommend is….
    1. Balancing Facial Serum – Kick wrinkles to the curb with this highly concentrated hydration cocktail enriched with vitamins, amino acids, and Dead Sea minerals, which when absorbed, help to even out the appearance of skin. Nourishes skin providing a concentrated blend of Essential oils and Vitamins to give your skin a health look. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply to the face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  5. Facial Moisturizer – this is the key to hydrated skin. Skin should be moisturized twice daily. Once in the morning after you wash your face & once in the evening after you wash your face and remove all your makeup, dirt & oil from the day.
    1. Intensive Moisture Face Cream – Grape seed oil shapes this silky formula, which blends instantly into skin and provides incredible hydration that lasts and lasts. Moisturizes to help prevent dead, dry and cracked skin. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply to the entire face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
    2. Intensive Moisture Night Cream – Our night cream is ultra-concentrated, and was formulated to take advantage of those precious sleeping hours when it can do the most good for your skin. Rehydrate and restore your skin while you sleep with this nourishing treatment. How Often: Nightly Directions: Apply to the entire face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  6. Weekly Facial Mask – Cleans pores deeply while adding nutrients & moisture to the face.
    1. M4 Mineral Rich Magnetic Mud Mask – This mask is magnetic in more ways than one. The most unique mask you’ve ever experienced literally pulls dirt and impurities away from your skin, while leaving all essential oils on your skin. Trust us; you’ll be irresistibly drawn to this mask. Moisturizes and nourishes for smoother, more radiant, healthier and younger-looking skin. How Often: Once a week Directions: Apply to clean face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Mask will apply a bit uneven because of the hydrating properties. Allow the mask to remain on face 3-5 minutes. Remove mask with the magnet wrapped in a facial tissue. Rinse face with lukewarm water.

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Oily Skin

For people with oily skin a few thinks that may help with reducing oil on the skin is making sure you wash your face twice daily, exfoliate the skin 2-3 times per week & only put oil free products on your skin. I would also only use a makeup brush to apply any makeup to the skin. If you use your hands or fingers to apply makeup you will only be adding oil to your skin from your hands. Here are some products we recommend for people with oily skin.

  1. Daily Facial Cleanser – It is very important when you have oily skin to wash your face twice daily to reduce dirt & oil build up on the skin. Here is a facial cleanser we recommend…
    1. Deep Cleansing Facial Wash – Whether you have normal skin or are breakout prone, this wash will keep your face feeling healthy and clean. It won’t dry out your skin or strip your natural oils, but instead hydrate and condition as it cleans away build-up with our gentle, SLS-free formula. Cleans the skin by removing dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply Deep Cleansing Facial Wash onto hands, rub together gently, and then massage onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Weekly Facial Exfoliant – We suggest exfoliating skin 2-3 times a week when you have oily skin to remove excess dirt & oil trapped deep within pores. We recommend the following exfoliants…
    1. Mineral-Rich Peeling Gel – Applying this gel begins with a luxurious, cooling sensation, as you spread the silky formula over your face. As you continue to rub it in, it collects debris and dead skin until it slowly begins to peel away, leaving behind clean, incredibly soft skin. Gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing more radiant, healthy looking skin. How Often: 2-3 times per week Directions: Apply product to your face, begin rubbing the product in circular motions until peeling action ceases removing dead skin. Rinse away excess residue from face with lukewarm water. (Avoid the eye area and hair line.)
    2. Purifying Peeling Milk with Apricot Seeds – This cleanser does the work of two formulas in one. This unique apricot wash cleans the skin thoroughly of oils, dirt, and clogging substances while providing gentle exfoliation. Provides a light exfoliation while cleaning the skin of dead, dry skin as well as dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. How Often: 2-3 time per week Directions: Apply Purifying Peeling Milk on a clean, damp face. In circular motions, rub gently and rise with lukewarm water.
  3. Eye Gel – Helps reduce puffiness, redness & dryness around the eye.
    1. Essential Nutrition Eye Gel – Morning, noon, and night, this light gel will give your beautiful eyes new life. Loaded with minerals and nutrients, this gel hydrates your skin, and helps you attain a smooth, fresh look. Nourish and rehydrate delicate tissues and help to prevent dryness around the eye. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply around the eye area, dabbing gently until fully absorbed (avoiding getting it in the eye)
  4. Daily Facial Toner – Helps skin stay hydrated & evens skin tone while reducing the size of your pores by removing excess dirt & oil. This is great for people with excess oil & oily skin. We recommend the following toner… Mineral-Rich Refining Toner – The final touch when cleansing your face, this gentle toner completes your daily skin care routine. Balancing your skin’s pH levels will help to lend a more even appearance, while aloe vera and chamomile lend your skin welcome hydration. How Often: Twice Daily (morning & evening) Directions: Apply Mineral-rich Refining Toner on a clean cotton ball or pad, gently clean the face and neck in circular motions.
  5. Facial Moisturizer – We want to keep skin hydrated & radiant without adding oil this is the key to oil free hydrated skin. Always apply your moisturizer after you have washed & cleansed your face.
    1. Essential Moisture Face Cream – This oil-free, water-based moisturizer will soon become a staple of your skin care regimen. Enjoy moisture like never before with the unique combination of Dead Sea minerals and nutrients. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply to the entire face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  6. Weekly Facial Mask – Cleans pores deeply while adding nutrients & exfoliates skin.
    1. Mineral Rich Clarifying Mud Mask – This is how adults play in the mud. Introduce this into your weekly regimen for exfoliation, clarification, and more even-looking skin. An herbal complex of aloe vera, vitamin A, and essential oils leave your skin feeling soft and new. Deeply cleans away toxins, dirt, and excess oils while nourishing the skin with Dead Sea Mud and Minerals. How Often: Once a week Directions: Apply a thick layer to a clean face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Allow the mask to dry for about five minutes. Rub mask off with light circular motions. Remove any excess mask with lukewarm water.

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Acne Prone Skin

The key to staying acne free is keeping your skin clean & oil free. Make sure to wash your makeup brushes 1-2 times per month with an antibacterial soap. Here are some products we recommend for acne prone skin…

  1. Daily Facial Cleanser – With acne prone skin it is very important to use a daily facial cleanser to keep dirt & oil from clogging your pores.
    1. Active Clear Facial Wash – We combined the skin-enriching minerals of the Dead Sea with salicylic acid, one of the most effective acne-fighting agents in the world. The result is a refreshing cleansing experience that helps to keep skin clear, even, and blemish free. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply Active Clear Facial Wash onto hands, rub together gently, and then massage onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Weekly Facial Exfoliant – We suggest exfoliating skin 2-3 times a week when you have oily skin to remove excess dirt & oil trapped deep within pores. We recommend the following exfoliants…
    1. Mineral-Rich Peeling Gel – Applying this gel begins with a luxurious, cooling sensation, as you spread the silky formula over your face. As you continue to rub it in, it collects debris and dead skin until it slowly begins to peel away, leaving behind clean, incredibly soft skin. Gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing more radiant, healthy looking skin. How Often: 2-3 times per week Directions: Apply product to your face, begin rubbing the product in circular motions until peeling action ceases removing dead skin. Rinse away excess residue from face with lukewarm water. (Avoid the eye area and hair line.)
    2. Purifying Peeling Milk with Apricot Seeds – This cleanser does the work of two formulas in one. This unique apricot wash cleans the skin thoroughly of oils, dirt, and clogging substances while providing gentle exfoliation. Provides a light exfoliation while cleaning the skin of dead, dry skin as well as dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. How Often: 2-3 time per week Directions: Apply Purifying Peeling Milk on a clean, damp face. In circular motions, rub gently and rise with lukewarm water.
  3. Eye Gel – Helps reduce puffiness, redness & dryness around the eye.
    1. Essential Nutrition Eye Gel – Morning, noon, and night, this light gel will give your beautiful eyes new life. Loaded with minerals and nutrients, this gel hydrates your skin, and helps you attain a smooth, fresh look. Nourish and rehydrate delicate tissues and help to prevent dryness around the eye. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply around the eye area, dabbing gently until fully absorbed (avoiding getting it in the eye)
  4. Daily Facial Toner – Helps skin stay hydrated & evens skin tone while reducing the size of your pores by removing excess dirt & oil. This is great for people with excess oil & oily skin. We recommend the following toner…
    1. Mineral-Rich Refining Toner – The final touch when cleansing your face, this gentle toner completes your daily skin care routine. Balancing your skin’s pH levels will help to lend a more even appearance, while aloe vera and chamomile lend your skin welcome hydration. How Often: Twice Daily (morning & evening) Directions: Apply Mineral-rich Refining Toner on a clean cotton ball or pad, gently clean the face and neck in circular motions.
  5. Facial Moisturizer – We want to keep skin hydrated & radiant without adding oil this is the key to oil free hydrated skin. Always apply your moisturizer after you have washed & cleansed your face.
    1. Essential Moisture Face Cream – This oil-free, water-based moisturizer will soon become a staple of your skin care regimen. Enjoy moisture like never before with the unique combination of Dead Sea minerals and nutrients. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply to the entire face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  6. Weekly Facial Mask – Cleans pores deeply while adding nutrients & exfoliates skin.
    1. Mineral Rich Clarifying Mud Mask – This is how adults play in the mud. Introduce this into your weekly regimen for exfoliation, clarification, and more even-looking skin. An herbal complex of aloe vera, vitamin A, and essential oils leave your skin feeling soft and new. Deeply cleans away toxins, dirt, and excess oils while nourishing the skin with Dead Sea Mud and Minerals. How Often: Once a week Directions: Apply a thick layer to a clean face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Allow the mask to dry for about five minutes. Rub mask off with light circular motions. Remove any excess mask with lukewarm water.

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Aging Skin

  1. Daily Facial Cleanser – It is very important to wash your face twice daily to reduce dirt & oil build up on the skin. Here is a facial cleanser we recommend…
    1. Deep Cleansing Facial Wash – Whether you have normal skin or are breakout prone, this wash will keep your face feeling healthy and clean. It won’t dry out your skin or strip your natural oils, but instead hydrate and condition as it cleans away build-up with our gentle, SLS-free formula. Cleans the skin by removing dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply Deep Cleansing Facial Wash onto hands, rub together gently, and then massage onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Age Defying Eye Care – Some of the first signs of aging are found around our eyes. For best results we suggest using the eye serum before the eye cream. We suggest the following products to reduce and prevent the signs of aging around the eyes…
    1. Revive Age – Defying Eye Serum – Show off your beautiful eyes with this silky serum that utilizes powerful beta-carotene which saturates your skin with moisture. Peptides further help you achieve a fuller, more youthful look. Helps fight the look of aging through advanced Peptide Technology. Nourishes skin giving it a concentrated blend of Essential oils, Vitamins, and Beta-Carotene to give your skin a health look. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply around the eye area, dabbing gently until fully absorbed (avoiding getting it in the eye). Eye serum gets applied before the eye cream.
    2. Regain Age – Defying Eye Cream – This rich cream penetrates into the sensitive skin around your eyes and helps to reduce the appearance of puffy, dark circles by cooling skin and promoting a natural glow. Helps fight the look of aging through advanced Peptide Technology. Nourishes skin giving it a concentrated blend of Essential oils, Vitamins, and Beta-Carotene to give your skin a health look. How Often: Daily Directions: Apply around the eye area, dabbing gently until fully absorbed (avoiding getting it in the eye). Apply eye cream after eye serum for best results.
  3. Age Defying Facial Moisturizer – It is never too late or too early to fight the signs of aging. I recommend using the facial serum & cream together for the best results.
    1. Restore Age-Defying Face Serum – Restore fullness to your skin with this advanced blend of peptides and Dead Sea minerals. This serum feels like silk to the touch, and promotes younger looking, more radiant skin while nourishing and hydrating with vitamins and proteins. Helps fight the look of aging through advanced Peptide Technology. Nourishes skin giving it a concentrated blend of Essential oils, Vitamins, and Beta-Carotene to give your skin a health look. How Often: Daily Directions: Serum is to be applied after skin is cleaned & before moisturizer is applied. Apply to the face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
    2. Refresh Vitamin Rich Moisturizer – Don’t just moisturize – infuse your skin with vitamins and Dead Sea minerals that promote elasticity. Special capsules filled with vitamins A, E, and C, combine with Dead Sea minerals and peptides to give you an advanced formula that can be used daily. Helps fight the look of aging through advanced Peptide Technology. Nourishes skin giving it a concentrated blend of Essential oils, Vitamins, and Beta-Carotene to give your skin a health look. How Often: Daily Directions: For best results apply moisturizer after serum. Apply to the face and neck, massaging gently in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  4. Exfoliating Mask – Helps increase firmness of aging skin.
    1. Renew Mineral Rich Scrubbing Mask – What starts as a mask ends as a scrub that not only cleans and exfoliates your skin, but lavishes it with a generous heaping of skin-renewing minerals that help promote the appearance of firmness. RENEW Mineral-Rich Scrubbing Mask is a unique combination of facial scrub and hydrating mask, designed to give your skin a deep, refreshing clean. How Often: Once a Week Directions: Apply a thick layer to clean face and neck, avoiding eye area. Gently massage in circular motions for a light exfoliating action. Leave mask on for about 15 minutes. (It is a hydrating mask so it will not dry.) Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  5. Renewing Facial Mask – Great for aging skin & reducing the appearance of age spots & reducing uneven skin tone.
    1. Revitalize Thermal Moisture Mask – Warm up to a new way to pamper your skin with this deep cleansing mask. The thermal action heats up once applied to the skin, draws out dirt and residue, helps to even out skin tone, and leaves you with a fresh, radiant look. The mask first warms your skin to open the pores for deep cleansing. The apricot kernel micro-spheres then exfoliate away dead cells and impurities while advanced nylon micro-spheres smooth and soften. How Often: Once a Week Directions: Apply a thin layer to a clean, dry face (avoiding the eye and mouth areas). Wet your finger tips and massage gently over the face to initiate the heating action. Leave on for 5 minutes and then wash away with cool water. Gently pat dry.
  6. Recover Masque – Lifts skin & smooths out wrinkles. Also known as the instant face lift! RECOVER’s Patented Silica Microstructures bind together to physically lift your skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
    1. Day Mask-Recover Day Masque – Our most revolutionary product yet, this patented formula bonds with your skin at the deepest part of wrinkles and physically lifts the skin to smooth-out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only that, the formula acts as a reservoir for other products, helping you to retain the benefits of your follow-up moisturizer. With consistent use, this mask helps to lessen the appearance of aging without the use of harsh chemicals or drastic procedures. How Often: Weekly or as desired Directions: Massage sachet until contents are fluid. Open sachet. Apply to clean, slightly damp face and neck. Start on one side and “build” masque around the face until fully covered. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rub gently to remove excess, and rinse with lukewarm water.
    2. Night Masque – Recover Night Masque – The pm version of our Recover Masque was made specifically for your night time routine, and is even more concentrated with minerals and essential oils that will leave your face feeling ultra hydrated. This is because after applying the mask and washing clean, the formula continues working long after you’re asleep, taking advantage of the restoration of sleep to care for your skin. How Often: Daily or as desired Directions: Massage sachet until contents are fluid. Open sachet. Apply to clean, slightly damp face and neck. Start on one side and “build” masque around the face until fully covered. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rub gently to remove excess, and rinse with lukewarm water.

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Custom Blend Foundation

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The best development in foundation! Custom Blend Cosmetics are customized to your skin tone and skin type. I have never personally liked any liquid foundations that I have tried. Either the color wasn’t right and it looked caked on or my face would look too greasy. Then I had a custom blend liquid foundation made for me by a certified Motives Cosmetics Trainer and my life changed! Not only did the foundation match my skin perfectly but it felt like I wasn’t wearing any makeup at all! The real test was hours later when I looked in the mirror and my face was still matte and had not developed any shine throughout the day. I was amazed and so excited to share this product with my clients, friends & family.

When you make an appointment to have a custom blend foundation made you will choose from either having a Liquid Foundation or Mineral Powder Foundation customized for you. Once you have chosen which one you’d prefer you come in for your consultation and the fun begins! I make your foundation right in front of you.

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Steps to customization:

1) Choose your shade! We match a base to your skin tone so there is a seamless match.

2) Once your base color is matched we work on your coverage. Custom foundations can be made sheer for more of a tinted moisturizer, medium coverage or full coverage.

3) We can add additional sunscreen to your foundation if needed. Liquid foundations comes with 6 SPF & mineral powder foundation comes with 23 SPF. So if you’d like to have more sun protections we can add it.

4) If you want a matte or dewy finish to your foundation we can adjust it to your preference. Mattifier controls oil and gives foundation a powder finish. Pearl gives you a dewy finish with a slight shimmer.

5) Toners are added to your foundation to even out skin tone and skin pigment. For example, we will add yellow toner if we need to cancel any pink undertones in your skin. Or if you have redness you want to cancel out we can add green toner. We will look at the undertones in your skin to add all the correct color toners for your skin tone.

6) Once all the toners that are needed are added we add the good stuff. If you have dry skin we can add a Hydrator that helps restore hydration & deliver water to the skin. If you have oily skin we have an Oil Control that contains cucumber extract, lemongrass & horsetail extract to purify & calm the skin. Our favorite additive is the Ultra Firming Botanical Additive which  provides an immediate firming and tightening “flash” effect that will last throughout the day. The soy protein also softens & smoothes skin giving it a more radiant appearance.

7) The last thing added to the foundation is the Fringe Benefit. Fringe Benefit locks in moisture, smoothes & support skin texture. It plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines & restore radiance for healthier looking skin. Fringe Benefit also helps the foundation glide over any skin imperfections.

Once all the ingredients are added we mix it and then apply it to your face to see the finished product. We pour the mixed foundation into a 1oz glass bottle for you to take home & enjoy! This entire process takes 15-20 minutes. We write down your formula for easy refilling. Once you’ve used all your foundation just call us and we can find your formula remake your foundation and either you can come in to pick it up or we can ship it out to your location. The foundation is highly pigmented so a little goes a long way! This 1oz bottle should last you 4-6 months.

It is suggested to use a foundation brush to apply your foundation. Applying foundation with your hands will add oil to your face and even bacteria. We carry powder & liquid foundation brushes here you can purchase or take a look at during your consultation if you do no have a foundation brush at home.

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Motives custom blend cosmetics are:
*Completely customizable liquid & powder mineral based cosmetics infused with soothing botanicals
*Suitable for all skin types & skin tones
*Talc-Free
*Fragrance Free
*Non-comedogenic
*Micro-pulverized powders
*Highly pigmented

Custom Blend Liquid Foundation $55

Custom Blend Mineral Powder Foundation $45

Custom Blend Concealers $35

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Sunless Tan Prep

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We can not stress enough how important it is to follow your pre care instructions to ensure an even long lasting sunless tan! For the best results please follow the prep instructions below…

~Keep hydrated! Dehydrated skin will not absorb the tan and will affect your results. So drink lots of water so your tan develops deeper and lasts longer. Drinking alcohol will dehydrate you and effect the development of your airbrush tan.

~Manicures & Pedicures should be done before your airbrush tan because you can not wet your skin at least 6 – 8 hours after your airbrush tanning application. Make sure your nail technician does not put any lotion or oil on your skin if you decide to get your mani pedi on the day you’re getting your airbrush tan done.

~All waxing & shaving should be done 24hrs prior to your appointment to ensure even development of your tan. If you need to shave the days after you get your airbrush tan I suggest to use hair conditioner for a smoother shave and press lightly on the razor so you are not shaving off your tan.

~Do not apply deodorant, perfume or oils on the day of your appointment.

~Your skin should be fully exfoliated to get rid of any dead skin & excess oil 24 hours before your appointment. You should focus on drier areas such as elbows, hands, feet & knees. Proper exfoliation is the key step to a perfect long lasting and even sunless tan. The exfoliator we suggest is the Seacret Salt Scrub. Order Online

~Keep your skin moisturized with a water based moisturizer up to 2 hours before airbrush tanning session. We suggest Cetaphil.

~We carry pH Balancing Shower Cleanser and water based moisturizers in salon specially designed for sunless tanning that will ensure proper and even development of your airbrush tan.

~You should shower the day before your airbrush tanning appointment to wash off any oil & dirt so the solution absorbs deeply (DO NOT USE DOVE SOAP OR AVEENO).

~DO NOT put on any oil based lotion, perfume, deodorant, make-up or anything that could possibly clog your pores because this will prevent the airbrush solution from penetrating as deeply & lasting as long.

~You must stay completely dry for at least 6-8hrs after your airbrush tanning session in order to ensure that your tan develops evenly & fully. This includes no: SHOWERING, EXERCISING, SWEATING, SWIMMING, EXT.

~Wear dark loose fitting clothing at the time of your appointment (wool, nylon & silk are not recommended to wear for your appointment). Try not to wear any tight leggings or skinny jeans to your appointment.

~During your sunless session you can wear whatever you feel confortable just keep in mind that whatever you do wear, those are the tan lines you are going to have. The FDA reccomends that you wear undergarments during your airbrush tanning session to provent any solution from entering your body.

~The sunless solution washes out of everything except nylon & silk.

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Glow Before You Go

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Glow Before You Go!

Getting into your bikini doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience the first day on your vacation. Book your organic airbrush tan before you go and feel confident jumping into your bikini!

Don’t forget to wear sunblock! Airbrush tans do no have SPF and do not protect you from the UV rays of the sun. Although airbrush tanning gives you the appearance that you are tan it is just a cosmetic tan so wear sun screen to prevent the skin from burning.

A big question we get is, “Will sunscreen harm my airbrush tan.” The answer is “Yes, if you don’t use the right sunscreen”. Depending on which sunscreen you use, the ingredients can actually dry out your skin shortening the length of your airbrush tan. When your skin is dry your sunless tan fades quicker.

There are two different types of sun protection you can choose from. The first type is sunscreen which is the most popular and allows you to get a tan by absorbing the sun rays. Sunscreen absorbs into the skin and is easy to apply and need to be reapplied every few hours. Although you have sunscreen on you can still get color. The second type of sun protection is sunblock which blocks the sun rays all together. Sunblock, when applied, does not absorb into the skin and is usually white in color. An example of sunblock is Zinc Oxide.

When choosing a sun protection that won’t harm your airbrush tan you need to look out for two ingredients: oil and alcohol. You want to avoid any products all together that have oil and alcohol when you have an airbrush tan. Look for bottles labeled “Oil Free” or “Alcohol Free”. These two ingredients will dry out your skin and break down your tan shortening the life of your tan. We have found that most sunscreens contain either one or both of these ingredients. So we suggest moisturizing with a great moisturizer before you apply your sunscreen to prevent your skin from drying out. If you find any sunscreen that does not contain any oil or alcohol please let us know the name and where we can find it! Here are some of our suggestions:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Bodymist Sunscreen

If you are looking for quick and convenient application, this spray on sunscreen may be for you. Also oil free, this sunscreen comes in SPF 30 and SPF 45 and is applied by way of a light mist. This sunscreen is ideal for the body (not the face) as it is easy to apply to hard-to-reach areas. This sunscreen contains a small amount of alcohol, so we recommend moisturizing skin with a thick, good quality moisturizer before application.

Coppertone Oil Free Faces and Oil Free Lotion

Coppertone has a line of oil-free sunscreens that are hypoallergenic and also contain no fragrance. Faces comes in SPF 30 and body comes in SPF 15. This sunscreen is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Keep in mind that long dips in the pool, ocean, or lake will dry out your skin and break down your spray tan faster, so keep swimming sessions short!

Loreal Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray

An excellent option for easy application, this sunscreen is applied in a gentle mist and is alcohol and oil free. Available in SPF 50 and SPF 30, it provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is recommended for body and face, but is not water proof so will have to be applied after swimming.

Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

The Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is an anti-aging, sun protection cream for the face and body that protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. The Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ works great as a daily moisturizer, particularly for those with fair skin. Apply the sunscreen to a freshly cleaned, toned face; it can also be used after showering for the entire body. This is particularly great for use during the day.

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Celebrating 5 Years!

Celebrating 5 Years!
Celebrating 5 Years!

April 1st was Sun Kissed Glow’s 5 year anniversary! In the past 5 years the business has grown from a small part time mobile airbrush tanning business to a small beauty salon suite and now to a larger store front location with full time hours and services that range from makeup application, teeth whitening, custom blend foundation and eyelash extensions. The growth in the past 5 years with this small business has truly blow my mind and I still often have to pinch myself to make sure this is real! I did not only accomplish my goal of making this business my full time career but also have had the opportunity to work with celebrity pop star, Christina Aguilera, on multiple occasions. My small dreams have become a big reality and now I can work on even bigger dreams! The long hours and hard work is all worth it when you see your dreams come to life. Thank you to all my clients that have shown your support and have referred me, I wouldn’t be here without your loyalty! Thanks for believing in me!! www.sunkissedmobileglow.com

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