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Mineral Foundations – May Feature 2016

Creme to powderMy personal favorite foundation! Fight the Winter Skin Blues with our most hydrating foundation ever! Mineral Radiance Crème Powder Foundation is a 2-in-1 cream-to-powder formula that goes on creamy and sets to a luminous, powdery finish.

 

concealer

A must-have spot touch-up for all skin types! Send our Ultimate Concealer to work on dark under eye circles, blemishes or other discolorations that you want to cover up. Our cream formula won’t settle into fine lines and can be used before or after foundation.

 

loose minerals

Build-able and complete coverage! Create the naturally flawless look you’ve always coveted with this ultra-fine, luxurious powder. The lightweight formula provides buildable coverage and a soft radiance — without any glitter or shimmer. Its exclusively designed container dispenses the precise amount of powder.

pressed

Fast, easy, and sheer to full coverage! Minerals and rice starch work together to give this pressed powder superior concealing and oil-controlling properties. Fine lines and pores are softened with a smooth, matte finish. Wear alone or as a touch-up over loose or Creme to Powder foundations.

Double Rewards (20% back in service)! Offer valid thru 2/29/2016

See you at the spa!

xo Linda”Brow Boss”Ruberto

Love Your Lips! – February Product Feature

“I’m bringing you this month’s Product Feature (with Double Rewards!) with everything you’ll need to love your lips –  just in time for Valentine’s Day! (Save $13.00 in February)

I always start with coloring in my lips with Mineral-based Lip Liner and finish with Lip Gloss or Lipstick (always Youngblood of course).

And don’t forget Lip Creme with SPF for workouts and beach days! Kisses –  Brow Boss

 

TWO VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION VALENTINE’S DAY PACKS

BE MINE

POUT LIP LINER PENCIL

PINK LUST LIPSTICK

DEVOTION LIP GLOSS

DUO PENCIL SHARPENER

MINI HYDRATING SPF 15 BROAD

SPECTRUM LIP CRÈME

A ‘GET THE LOOK’ CARD w/GWP BAG

While supplies last

Forever Yours

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREVER YOURS

TRULY RED LIP LINER PENCIL

VIXEN LIPSTICK

GUAVA LIP GLOSS

DUO PENCIL SHARPENER

MINI HYDRATING SPF 15 BROAD SPECTRUM

LIP CRÈME

A ‘GET THE LOOK’ CARD w/GWP BAG

While supplies last

See you at the spa!

3 Steps to Beautiful Brows – at Star Brows Now!

3Steps2BB_Layered_09-23-14we love billion dollar brows and these are three of our favorite products on sale for a limited time – while supplies last!! xo brow boss

Condition, Color, and Control Your Brows. Beautiful brows in three simple steps!
Condition: Brow Boost. This deep conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen & condition thin, over-tweezed brows. A natural formula with no scary side effects, you will see visibly fuller brows in as little as 30 days.
Color: Universal Brow Pencil. No more guessing which color is right for you! Formulated to work with all skin tones & hair colors. This amazing pencil goes on smooth and natural. Perfect for creating beautiful, natural brows for when you’re on-the-go. The pencil’s versatile color works with almost all hair colors and skin tones. Use the brush on the opposite end of the pencil to blend to perfection!
Control: Clear Brow Gel. Brow Gel will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch for giving your brows a polished, perfectly manicured look.
$63.00 Retail Value — a savings of $23.00! 12/2004

Brow Boost – New & Improved: June Product Feature 2013

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Kelli JuneHi! It’s Kelli, bringing you this month’s Product Feature.

At Star Brows we’re all about amazing eyebrow shape and design and most of us, including me, are doing what we can to get them.  I’ve been using Billion Dollar Brows’ Brow Boost for the last six months to help re-grow my poor hacked-off brows and with this product’s help (and the brow magic that comes from the Brow Boss, Linda), my eyebrows are becoming what I’ve always wanted. Now a reformulation of this product boosts brow growth three times more than before!

This new and improved formula will help you get thicker, fuller brows and can be applied to your lashes too. Buy two (one for lashes and one for brows) while they’re our Monthly Feature!

The deep-conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen and condition thin, over-tweezed brows and weak lashes. It contains three times the amount of Laminaria Digitata and Pelvetia Canaliculata Extracts, two types of seaweed found off the coast of Brittany, France that are clinically proven to help strengthen weakened hair follicles.

In honor of this new product release, we are offering Double Reward points which you can redeem for Enhancements! I don’t know about you, but I am very excited to try this out. 🙂

 

See you at the spa!


Conditioning Brow Treatment



 

 

 

Wedding-Countdown to Perfect Skin

Mindseye Photo Shoot 032With over 20 years in the beauty industry, I contend that style begins with gorgeous, healthy skin. Everything else is an accessory.

So, how do you get your skin in shape for the biggest beauty day of your life?

Let’s get started.

1. Body Waxing

Perfectly smooth skin, head-to-toe, takes time but is so worth it. Waxing is fast, inexpensive, and easy but can go seriously wrong if you don’t choose a professional who has an impeccably clean and sanitary facility and experienced practices in caring for sensitive skin.

Do: To get totally smooth, you need to start waxing three months before your wedding day, then wax every three to four weeks. Keep track of how long it takes for irritation to subside after waxing and make your last appointment based on that.

Do: It is essential that you follow post-wax aftercare directions from the performing esthetician.

Don’t: Cave and shave!

2. Brows

Do: Great eyebrow design makes a look. You’ll be close up and personal with lots of folks, and your eyebrows need to help communicate beautifully and effectively. If you are trying a new eyebrow designer, make your first appointment three months before. That allows for some re-growth/reshape time.

Do: Choose a MUA that does great eyebrow makeup using pencil, powder, and gel to guarantee a perfect brow. You don’t want your brows looking fake, but you also don’t want a disappearing act.

Don’t: Do your last wax any closer than three days before the wedding date, and only that close if your skin settles down quickly post-wax, and you’ve worked with the designer before.

3. Facials

Do: If you’ve got a skincare specialist you’re working with, you’re pretty safe to do a  facial or specialty treatment up to one week before. The sooner you start though, the better your skin will look. Starting at least three months early will give the best results, monthly thereafter.

Do: Your skincare specialist will recommend home-care as well. In the end, it’s what you do every day/night that will produce the best results.

Don’t: Try someone (treatment) or something (product) new that last month. The skin is so unpredictable, and the stress of the wedding planning alone will take its own toll on your skin.

4. Makeup

Do: Once you have your skin in beautiful shape, you’ll need to choose a professional MUA whose work you’ve seen. Start working with her at least a couple of weeks before the event to establish rapport and practice the exact look you want. Take pictures yourself of the look beforehand to see how it photographs.

Don’t: DIY.

5. Sun Protection

Every bit of skin that shows will need to be protected: face, neck, decollete, arms, and hands. You’re not going to see tanned skin on the real beauties, it’s damaging and aging. I can’t advise on spray-tan, but this would be my choice if I wanted my skin to look darker. Have it done professionally and try it out a month or so beforehand just in case you don’t like it.

Do: Use an SPF30 to prep the face and decollete months in advance for perfect skin. On the day-of use an oil-free SPF15 before an outdoor ceremony or pictures begin. Stay away from zinc oxide, it photographs blueish.

Don’t: Lie out in the sun less than seven days before your wedding. Newly-tanned skin may look “brown” to the naked eye, but the camera registers pigment colors differently and will likely see the “red” in your skin instead.

6. Changing Medications

Do: If you’re starting or changing ANY medications (like hormone-based birth control methods)  in the last three months before your wedding, be sure to discuss with your doctor how it might impact your skin.

6. Toxic Habits Stress the Skin

Do: Drink water, eat “healthy,” exercise, and get good rest.

Don’t: Try to do everything yourself!


Below are some designers’ collections from bridal market day  to show you how some of the beauties rock perfect skin, or at least the “illusion” of it, thanks to great MUAs!

Maggie Sottero: Glam dresses with a 1920s, Great Gatsby feel.

Amsale: Clean, modern gowns with show-stopping backs, with origami-inspired details.

Kenneth Pool: Luxe, glamorous gowns with sparkle – from beading to amped-up bling.

Christos: Ethereal and romantic dresses with a Shakespearean-maiden feel.

Anne Bowen: Reminiscent of Tim Burton’s dark and dreamy Alice in Wonderland.

Austin Scarlett: Classic bridal gown styles with flattering details

Reem Acra: Feminine and fashion-forward wedding dresses with some  unique accessories

Monique Lhuillier: Check out this designer’s regal and lacey/romantic new collection

CCWP member Linda Hall Ruberto, aka the Brow Boss, esthetician and owner of Star Brows in Grover Beach, is a blogger and nationally published author who recently made the cover of Skin Deep with her article, “The Beauty of Weddings.”

Youngblood Lips: June Product Feature 2013

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Kelli JuneHi! It’s Kelli, bringing you this month’s Product Feature.

With spring in full bloom, it’s no wonder we’re all feeling inspired to feel fresh and look pretty! Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ lip products are a simple way to update your look without having to put a lot of extra effort into your appearance.

6_18My personal favorite is the lipstick color Rosewater, the newest pink hue we carry at the spa. It’s beautiful and a happy medium between sophisticated and young. I’ve noticed a lot of brides leaning toward the softer pink tones, and this one photographs perfectly!

lip-liner-pencil_2The Brow Boss loves to show off perfect brows with the right lip-treatment. Her top choice for the longest-wearing lip color is the Lip Pencils. The technique involves completely filling in the lips and then applying Mineral-based Lipstick or Luminous Creme Blush over the pencil. Her favorite color is Blushing Nude, a nice blend of classic and modern that can be worn for any occasion.

We both love playing around with our Youngblood lip products to customize the color for every age, comfort level, and skin tone. The possibilities are endless.

And with the Double Rewards you get for purchasing our Monthly Product Feature, you are one step closer to adding on an amazing treatment Enhancement to your next appointment while looking stunning! 02.24.2012b580e_lipgloss (1)

See you at the spa!

*Prices quoted are not guaranteed after this offer expires.

Star Brow: Cara Delivingne

Cara DelivingneVogue rates her #17 of 50 top models. Cara Delivingne is also featured on the Style and Culture Facebook page (worth looking at).

Love her long, flat, close to the eye, brow-look. Want it? Use Brow Boost if you are re-growth-challenged, tint them every 3 weeks, and use Brow Gel (both by Billion Dollar Brows) to get the fly-away, natural style.

See you at the spa!

xoxo Brow Boss

 

Makeover Winner at the Spa Today!

The Brow Boss
The Brow Boss

Skincare Specialist Kelli June and I team up with Nick from Pink Diamond Artistry to do a makeover today!

We’ll honor our Women’s History Month Makeover Winner Judy Boen from Captive Hearts with a visit to the spa for a facial, hair and makeup. She’s our business neighbor here in Grover Beach!  We can’t wait to meet her,  see her outfit from Collections Rack, and work our magic with her.

KSBY will be here today too. 🙂

See you at the Spa!

xoxo Linda