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The Emotional Connection – Associated Skin Care Professionals

SkindeepCheck out my latest article The Emotional Connection page 25 in Associated Skin Care Professionals magazine Skin Deep. Here’s an excerpt:

Whether we recognize it or not, our Industry is an emotional “brand.” This is evident in our businesses and treatment rooms every day. Yet, we need to be intentional about building a successful business, staying safe in our professional relationships and communications, and managing the daily reality that our business is all about emotion — that, in fact, our entire profession revolves around the way our guest feels. How well we understand and use this phenomenon  will determine how well we build  the all-important emotional connections that can  drive our business success.

See you at the spa! Linda “Brow Boss” Ruberto

 

Body Care Kit – March Product Feature

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BODY CARE KIT

exfoliate. tone. soften.

This month’s product feature was just launched at Eva’s Esthetics, and we ordered it right away so we could double your Rewards and make it a great time to give it a try!

Includes: 2 oz Green Clean Body Wash, 2 oz Triple Splash Body Tonic, and 2 oz Botanical Blast Body Lotion.

“The Green Clean  has been my favorite body wash for years! With pine, to heal, hydrate, and energize; bladderwrack, (sea minerals) to firm, balance, and detoxify; and glycolic acid, to exfoliate, tone, tighten, and brighten.
Triple Splash always goes on my body after I shower or bathe. It’s like a drink of water for your skin. “The Hydrate” for the body. It contains sodium hyaluronate which deeply moisturizes, eucalyptus for congestion, with an antiseptic action, as well as hydrolyzed proteins to firm, nourish, and tone.
Botanical Blast is new to Star Brows. It boasts 15 cold-pressed plant extracts, is essential oil – rich and packed with vitamins to heal and nourish the skin. It gets 5 stars from me!”
See you at the spa!
xo Linda “Brow Boss” Ruberto
 

 

 

Deluxe Facial – February Service Special

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Deluxe Facial

Fully customized facial with special masks, extractions, hand and arm plus foot and leg massage.
90 minutes – $105 (now $99 – plus a back massage!)

Beauty begins with perfect skin, and regular facials – as well as scrupulous home care – are a must. We provide effective treatments and education for home-care using the botanical Tu’el, by Eva’s Esthetics and the 100% vegan product line, OSEA – Skincare from the Sea. Every Star Brows facial includes a deep-pore cleansing, manual and chemical exfoliation, extractions, customized treatment masks, steam and aroma-towels, soothing massage, and a mineral makeup finish.

Facial services at the spa feature the bodyCushion™ by Body Support System, which cradles curves, supporting your body and allowing complete relaxation. Ambient lighting, radiant heat, essential oils and massage, add a luxurious feel to every treatment.

See you at the spa!

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!

New Year – Same You?

goddessEverybody’s talking about New Years resolutions this time of year, but most of what I hear is about what to do (or not do) and less about how to establish and incorporate belief systems that drive our moment-to-moment choices and decisions.

I gave my grandson a butterfly kit for Christmas, and he just called to say that they had finally completed metamorphosis and are flying around ready to be set free! Ahhh, the power of transformation is fascinating!

The Zen Theory of Change is simply noticing! “I free myself not by trying to be free, but simply by noticing how I am imprisoning myself, in the very moment that I am imprisoning myself.”

There are so many ways to seek change, enlightenment, passion, and joy, and many different words to talk about the process.

My life (and work) revolves around growth and transformation; it is in this process that I feel most alive! Below are some suggestions that may inspire you as you continue your transformation journey:

Ask yourself the following questions

What do I want for my health and well-being?

How do I want to look and feel?

If I don’t take care of myself, how will my health be in three, five, or ten years?

After you’ve taken some time to create the vision for your future and are faced with a decision about a self-care issue, you need simply to ask yourself “Does this move me toward or away from my vision?”

Here are six areas to start with:

Self-Study

Knowing yourself helps you become aware of your long-term needs and allows you to access and make adjustments moment-to-moment.

Personally, I am so focused on living in the now. There’s enough of what I need in the moment to deal with whatever is in front of me. It’s kind of like my purse (I need a new one!). I keep the contents low, just what I’ll be needing to get me through the day. I don’t want it to become a burden weighing me down. But I have to stay on it;  it attracts all sorts of things throughout the day that have to be purged.

Integrity and Personal Boundaries

Integrity is simply “walking your talk” and establishing personal boundaries helps you maintain your integrity. Over time, if you sacrifice your values at the expense of your self-care and energy reserves, the scenario will end in depletion or burnout.

One of my favorite quotes is from Dag Hammarskjöld: “Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience or convictions.” I realize I can’t change anyone, but I can change how I act or react to them. There is so much peace and power in being responsible for myself and not giving anyone the power to control my thoughts or reactions.

Vital Practices

Three universal self-care components are integral parts of daily life: breathing, drinking water, and getting optimal nutrition. 

Seems like I trip up on all three every day, but I am most immediately in need of the constant reminder to breathe, consciously, fully, and with personal awareness. I love a little book called Taming Your Gremlin. Author Rick Carlson contends that every “choice” we make begins with a breath. An excerpt follows:

Step #1 Simply Notice: With each breath in and out we are experiencing a moment in time. It is in this moment that we need to be fully aware and present, because each moment is truly a present, a gift, it is what I like to call “God’s Eternal Now.”

Supportive Environment

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

From your home and work space’s physical environment to your friend groups, colleagues, and even family relationships, you have choices and indeed the responsibility to make each situation work for you. If you choose to stay in a challenging environment, you can create additional supportive relationships that can help you grow and learn in the very place you are planted.

Movement, Exercise and Rest

These three components offer you a way to energize and refuel your body. Movement and exercise improve mood, energy, and sleep. Our bodies run on a cycle of ultradian rhythms: multiple periods of  90-120 minutes throughout the day that our bodies move from higher and lower levels of alertness and energy. When our energy is waning, we feel  signs of  drowsiness, hunger or loss of focus. If we don’t take a rest or pause at this time, little by little the body’s energy is depleted. The key is noticing when you need a rest, and doing what you need to do to feel rejuvenated. 

Self-Care Team

Create a team of professionals to help. These professionals include but are not limited to the following: Physiologist, Accountant, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Professional Mentor, Primary-care Physician, and of course, an Esthetician and Massage Therapist!

See you at the spa!

Linda “brow boss” Ruberto

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

Holiday Makeup at Star Brows – December Product Feature 2014

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I can’t wait to help you with the perfect look and makeup for all of those holiday parties you’ll be going to!! This month’s Product Feature is Holiday Makeup items.

And remember, when you shop at Star Brows you get Rewards toward Spa Services! Happy Spa-La-Days! xoxo Brow Boss

Luxe Luminous Cream Blush, Sunglow Mineral Foundation, Spicey and Vixen Lipstick, Truley Red and Pinot Lip Pencil, Guava and Siren Lipgloss, and any shimmery Mineral Eyeshadow.

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