Spring is here! Warmer days, blooming flowers and sunshine are on the way. And as they say, spring is the season of love, so it’s time to make sure your lips are full, healthy and ready for kissing!
Winter can be terrible for our skin, and one area that is often overlooked is our lips. The colder months see our lips chapped and sore, exposed to the elements and yet often without the same degree of protection that we apply to our skin. Yet this wonderful feature is such an important expression of who we are and how we communicate and present ourselves to the world.
Fresh back from the 2017 Beauty Expo in Sydney (see my previous blog!), of course I have some fabulous new Spring season colours and products to share with you. But more importantly, when it comes to lips I have focussed on products that enhance, protect, heal and moisturise.
The first is so fresh and new, that I’m introducing it to you prior to the official product release… the Matte Lip Volumizer from Cherry Bloom! This product is not yet available to the general public, but I have secured a limited number exclusively for my Alpine Beginnings Beauty clients. The Matte Volumizer has a long-lasting formula, lasting all day when applied correctly. It contains textured powders which fill the micro-wrinkles in your lips, hiding imperfections and producing a beautifully smooth and flawless result. Unlike other long-lasting lip colours, the Matte Volumizer is non-drying, with a creamy texture that adheres easily to lips. It comes in a beautiful range of high pigment colours that perfectly compliment your new spring look. Get it now for only $44!
Another new product I’m very excited about is the Image Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. This fantastic new line from Image is available in clear or sheer pink, and is designed to enhance the appearance and volume of lip contours. It works through an ultra-hydrating, powerful polypeptide that will boost lip moisture volume by 40% with repeated use. The Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex also contains a harmonising blend of organic chamomile and green tea extracts to restore the skin’s natural balance. With this paraben-free and potent moisturising formula, fine lip lines are diminished, the effects of dehydration are reversed and tenderness is reduced. This is especially crucial to repair the damage left by winter’s chill. Enhance your lips for just $33.
Lastly, but far from the least, the La Glam Luscious Lips Primer is an essential item in any beauty and skincare kit. A good quality lip primer is essential, especially in the cooler months when lips are prone to chaffing and damage. The La Glam Luscious Lips Primer is a great moisturiser, so it’s good for the outdoors and general use even without makeup (it’s tinted a gorgeous hue of pink so it looks great even on its own!). However using the Luscious Lips Primer is also an important step in prepping your lips for holding lipstick when you go out. Available now for only $24!
So make sure you pop into the Salon today to check out our fantastic new range of products for beautiful, healthy, kissable lips. Your lips will love you for it!
Contact Alpine Beginnings Beauty to learn more on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 355 897.
Mothers are special, and here at Alpine Beginnings we firmly believe that they are worth celebrating. And while we think every day should be Mother’s Day, that second Sunday in May is a wonderful opportunity to show the important women in our lives how special they really are.
Preparing for this Mother’s Day has brought back some wonderful memories from a special trip I took last year with an amazing group of women. We decided that celebrating Mother’s Day didn’t have to mean cold toast in bed presented by proud children, and the ongoing (and loving) demands of a well-meaning day with the family. Rather, just this once, it meant leaving the fathers, husbands, partners and boyfriends with our adorable children, and spending the weekend away with a fantastic collection of ladies. We did what WE wanted to do, and spoiled ourselves rotten with dinners out, shopping and a stretch limo-driven winery tour near Canberra. We laughed ‘til we cried, we danced, we talked, we shared and we had an absolute ball. It was a weekend I’ll never forget, and a great reminder that sometimes the gifts we need are the ones we give ourselves.
So whether you want to spoil your own mother, or take some well-earned pamper time for yourself, we’ve assembled an indulgent collection of packages that are just perfect for giving this Mother’s Day.
The Facial Package
$120, 65 minutes
The Facial Package includes an anti-ageing Hydro Restore Facial and Deluxe Scalp Massage followed by a complimentary neck and décolletage treatment. After this divine treatment, Mum will receive the FREE gift of a La Clinica Anti-Ageing Scrub and Mask.
The La Clinica products are a truly effective, organic, cosmeceutical range made right here in Australia. The products are Cosmeceuticals, which means they are cosmetic products with medical or pharmaceutical properties; thus they are significantly more powerful and effective than regular moisturisers and off-the-shelf skin products. Nothing could spoil Mum more.
The Makeup Package
$80, 40 minutes
The Makeup Package includes a professional makeup lesson tailored to your mum. $80 can be redeemed on purchase of any of the gorgeous LaGlam mineral makeup products on completion of the session.
The LaGlam mineral makeup range is great for your skin, with soothing, calmative properties, and no paraben preservatives or fragrances. This amazing line of products contains finely ground, naturally occurring minerals such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxide, which don’t clog pores, feel light to wear and even aide in sun protection. Mum deserves the absolute best, and LaGlam mineral makeup will help her look and feel like the superstar she is.
The Foot Package
$70, 60 minutes
The Foot Package includes a decadent Deluxe Pedicure with Shellac polish. This wonderful treatment includes nail shaping, foot spa soak, cuticles tidied and moisturised, relaxing foot massage and is finished with polish of her choice. Mum’s tired feet will look and feel brand new, and she will also receive a FREE GIFT; a bottle of keratin nail treatment for hands and feet.
Organise your beautiful Mother’s Day gift with Alpine Beginnings now on email@example.com or 0411 355 897, or online at www.alpinebeginningsbeauty.com.au. Mother’s Day packages are only available for purchase until Saturday 13th May 2017. The Packages will be presented in the form of a gift voucher, which is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Much love to all the mothers out there,
As many of you will know, I recently introduced the utterly fabulous LaGlam Mineral Makeup range to Alpine Beginnings Beauty and all of my loyal clients. I know that quite a few of you have already begun using the Australian LaGlam products, and you are absolutely loving them.
However I’ve had a few questions from people about how to combine your daily skincare and makeup routines, and whether or not the use of mineral makeup interferes with the effectiveness of your skincare products. The short answer to this last question is… No, absolutely not. The advantages of LaGlam mineral makeup are numerous, and I’ve listed a few of them below.
- LaGlam mineral makeup contains no paraben preservatives and no fragrances
- These two ingredients are often what cause irritation in people with sensitive skin
- LaGlam mineral makeup contains no emollient oils or waxes, thus reducing the risk of clogged pores and promoting greater skin health
- LaGlam mineral makeup contains finely ground, naturally occurring minerals such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxide
- Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are anti-irritating agents, helping soothe skin conditions such as rosacea and acne
- LaGlam mineral makeup feels light on your skin, rather than heavy and suffocating like conventional makeup
- Because of its calmative properties, LaGlam mineral makeup can be used straight after a facial peel, such as the La Clinica facials offered at Alpine Beginnings Beauty.
- Ordinarily, you may need to wait a few days to a week after a facial peel before applying conventional makeup due to the irritation it may cause to newly exposed and sensitive skin. Not so with LaGlam mineral makeup; the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide act to calm the skin, and may help to reduce any redness.
The presence of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, both found in sunscreen, also helps to boost your sun protection, though mineral makeup shouldn’t be relied upon as the only source of sun protection. LaGlam mineral makeup has an SPF of 15+.
It is important to know that not all mineral makeup is created the same; some brands still contain nasty additives and irritants. Alpine Beginnings Beauty chooses to stock LaGlam as it is 100% mineral with no extra nasties, as well as being Australian made and owned.
When combining your morning skincare routine with makeup application, it is important to let your moisturiser be fully absorbed before applying mineral primer and makeup, to avoid causing clumping and patchiness in the makeup. La Glam mineral makeup products are the perfect compliment to your La Clinica cosmeceutical skincare routine, working harmoniously together to boost the natural health and beauty of your skin.
Because of its different properties, LaGlam mineral makeup should be applied a little differently to conventional makeup. Book a makeup session with the Alpine Beginnings Beauty salon now to find out which products are right for you, and create the look you want this summer. An Alpine Beginnings Beauty makeup lesson is also the perfect christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or hard-working lady who deserves a little pampering.
Book now on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 355 897, or online at www.alpinebeginningsbeauty.com.au
It’s been a little over a week since I returned home from the 2016 Beauty Expo in Sydney, and my feet have barely touched the ground. The Expo this year was incredibly inspiring, and I have so many new and exciting products, technology and learning to share with you all!
The Expo lineup was amazing, with literally hundreds of exhibitors from around Australia and the globe, numerous seminars, workshops and demonstrations, the Dermal Therapy Conference, Skincare Sanctuary and much, much more. I was introduced to the latest in skincare, nail technology, mineral makeup, spray tan products and cosmeceuticals. International makeup artist Rae Morris was there and gave some very inspiring demonstrations. Other key events included presentations on acne treatment, skincare and nutrition and anti-ageing. One of my favourites was Man vs Machine; and intensive workshop on how to combine the latest beauty compounds and technologies to create case-by-case tailored skin treatments to help clients reach their full skin potential. I love to learn! And the Man vs Machine workshop really challenged me to think outside the box in conventional beauty therapy.
I’m very excited and proud to introduce you all to the amazing new products and technology that I will be bringing into the salon at Alpine Beginnings. A new mineral makeup will soon be available to all of my clients. I’ve tried so many different makeup products over the last year, trying to find something that fits my philosophy of organic, Australian made and of the highest quality…. Soon to be unveiled at the next Alpine Beginnings Beauty Open Night in November….
There were some favourites from last year’s Expo as well. I can happily report that I have re-stocked the Alpine Beginnings shelves with the ever-popular LightStim LED light therapy units. Since introducing LightStim after last year’s Beauty Expo, I have seen amazing results with this product in improving skin tone, texture, reducing wrinkles, aiding healing and reduction in scar tissue. So expect the latest batch of LED units to walk out the door! Get in quick!
I am constantly amazed and awed by the blurring of lines between medical science and today’s beauty therapy. Skin health and natural beauty really do shine from within, and today’s beauty therapist needs to take a wholistic approach to client treatments.
My action-packed Expo weekend also included the Professional Beauty Solutions Conference, which was being held at the same time. PBS supply the amazing La Cinica Skincare cosmeceutical range and sunescape tanning, which I’m proud stock at Alpine Beginnings. PBS support a range of other great products as well, and I was fascinated to learn what they had to offer.
It was here that I was very privileged to spend time with Janine Tait, founder and creator of Bestow Beauty. Janine is a leader in Dermo-Nutrition, a world-wide scientific trend linking nutrition and beauty. She founded Bestow to be able to treat skin at a cellular level; Bestow Beauty’s philosophy is that inner health leads to outer beauty. As I listened to her story, I found so much of what she said really made sense, and perfectly supports the Alpine Beginnings motto “Inspiring Wellness Through Beauty”. Watch this space, as I will definitely be incorporating Bestow Beauty into the Alpine Beginnings range.
I also attended some fascinating seminars on marketing and social media, so expect some fun things to be happening on the Alpine Beginnings Beauty website and facebook page! I will also be implementing a new online booking system, which will make booking your appointment at Alpine Beginnings so much easier. Stay tuned for new product launches and fun events over the coming months.
Take your Skin to the Gym! It’s never too late…
Caring for your skin is the first, and most important, step towards optimising your natural beauty. Here at Alpine Beginnings Beauty, the health of your skin is my first priority. But we’re not as good at caring for our skin as we are other aspects of our health. After all, if we feel unwell, we go to the doctor. If we feel unfit we go to the gym… but the condition of our skin is so often something we just accept without trying to change.
Well, guess what? It’s never too late to start… and that’s why I’ve introduced the Alpine Beginnings Beauty exclusive Skin Gym program! It’s all about getting that health, fitness and vitality back into your skin. This is especially important here in our Alpine environment. Did you know that UV radiation at the altitude of the Snowy Mountains is 23-35% higher than that at sea level? Not only that, snow reflects up to 80% of UV radiation. So here in the mountains, we’re getting hit from above and below. That’s a lot of damage being done to your skin!
Skin Gym is designed to kickstart your skin’s metabolism, reboot the ageing of your cells and stimulate the production and repair of collagen and elastin. It will also provide you with a great platform for home maintenance. The different elements of the Skin Gym program will maximise the penetration of your skincare products into your skin, so you get the most out of your daily routine.
Skin Gym involves an individually tailored program, developed specifically for you and your skins needs. After all, everyone is different and so is our skin.
Skin Gym includes a series of 2 appointments, 2-3 weeks apart. Also:
- Consultation, education and Visia Skin Analysis ($80 value)
- 2 x Rejuvenation Peel Facials ($130 value)
- 3 months of skincare products (up to $280 value)
The total value of the Skin Gym program is over $480. As a special online offer, clients can sign up for only $300. This special offer is for a limited time only, so book now to get your skin back to the gym!
Call the salon now on 0411 355 897 or email on email@example.com
Remember, it’s never too late for beautiful skin!