Beauty Blog

  • Sweet by nature, wild at heart

    It's back and it's revamped! 

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    Cherry Almond has made its way back into the Aveda world. Once upon a time it was called Cherry Almond Bark and now they dropped the bark. The aroma is made out of 38 pure flower and plant essences. This is because cherries and almonds don't have much scent to them. This is not a synthetic aroma, it is a 100% naturally derived aroma. 

    The Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner is designed for guests that have long hair. It creates touchable, bouncy hair along with its sweet-smell. It smells so delicious, I could eat it! (just kidding...kinda.)

    Hair Care Tips For Long Hair 

    Use your towel to "squeeze" out excess hair, do not rub your hair with a towel - this causes friction and creates frizz and tangles. 

    Before combing through your hair apply Daily Hair Repair. It instantly protects the hair with heat styling. Daily Hair Repair also helps detangle hair while you are combing through. 

    When detangling your hair use a wide tooth comb. Start with the ends and work to the mids and end at the top. When you begin at the top it creates more tangles for you. 

    There you have it, the revamped Cherry Almond. I guarantee you will love it as much as I do! I can't help but to want to use it on every guest.

    p.s. it is color safe!!

  • Lash Extensions

    They say the eyes are the windows of your soul, make yours beautiful!

    Many women say if they were stranded on an island and could bring one cosmetic item it would be mascara or eyeliner. Why bring either when you can get the most beautiful lashes you have ever had with lash extensions? Revive use only the finest medical grade products applying a single strand lash to one natural lash for a classic natural look. They are nearly weightless and you will forget you are even wearing them. That is until someone tells you how beautiful they look. Sandra Ebert licensed cosmetologist and certified in Xtreme Lashes will customized your lash extensions to enhance the shape of your eyes and give you the most beautiful results possible.

    Who are they for?

    Anyone with healthy lashes wanting longer, darker, and fuller lashes! Lash extensions allow you to wake up each day with beautiful lashes. They are perfect for everyday wear or special occasions (weddings, vacations etc..) because you can sleep, swim, etc.. worry-free.

    Is it safe?

    Xtreme Lashes products are developed to the highest standards of safety under the director of Registered Nurse, CEO, and co-founder, Jo Mouselli, They certify only stylists that are licensed and have completed rigorous training and evaluation.

    How to prepare for the application?

    Do not curl or wear mascara to the appointment. If you wear contacts please be sure to remove them prior to the appointment and bring your glasses to wear three hours after your appointment.

    How long is the appointment?

    A new set takes 2-2 ½ hours. Lash fills take 1- 1 ½ hours depending on each client’s situation. Each lash application is customized for the client’s eye shape and desired design. During the appointment you recline and keep your eyes closed. Many take a much needed nap during this time.

    How long do they last?

    Lash extensions when properly care for and with regular lash fills can be worn indefinitely. Lash fills every two weeks new lashes are applied to new lash growth. This keeps lashes looking fabulous at all times!

     

    Sandra

    Lash Extensions Specialist 

  • Memorial Day + Weekend Essentials

    Memorial day is only 3 weeks away! It is going to be here before we know it. As for most, spring has already sprung. Although in Minnesota... spring has just arrived. I will share with you a few of my go to things for the special weekend!

    Every year, no matter how hard I try, I always manage to get sunburned. One of my go to products is the Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15. I am currently starting to mix my winter and summer shade together. Does anyone else do this? I also manage to keep a hat with me. I keep seeing my favorite bloggers wearing this summer hat! As the day goes on and the sun gets hotter we always need a good hair tie. I love these Bobble hair ties, you can create the most beautiful effortless hair styles with them. (no I am not just saying that because I am a hair stylist lol). To finish off all of my hair styles I am still obsessing over the Air Control hair spray. I don't know if I will ever use anything else. It is the perfect light hold hair spray that also is amazing when you spray on your ends before you curl them! 

    Don't forget your favorite refreshing beverage + remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom!

    Heres to a beautiful summer!

    Xo, Jessica 

  • Earth Month 2018

    "Since 1999, thanks to the passion of the Aveda network and our guests, we've raised more than $56 million to help support organizations that directly affect environmental change, more than $50 million has supported projects that protect clean water at home and around the world since 2007.

    Please join us this April and help us protect clean water at home and around the world." - Aveda

    All the ways you can help keep our water clean here in Minnesota! 

    Cut your showers shorter - the avarage person uses 5 gallons of water per minute

    Turn off the sink while brushing your teeth - 2.5 gallons of water is used per minute while tap is on

    Use Shampure Dry Shampoo + Shampure Dry Conditioner to cut down on washing your hair 

    Create a rain barrel to water your plants instead of the hose 

    Water your outdoor plants in the early morning - less water evaporation 

    Donate to our local Minnesota Audubon

                       OR

    Check out our in house Upscale Consignment Shop April 1st -30th (proceeds go to MN Audubon)

    Attend our Anual Pub Crawl April 28th 5pm-12am - $20 fee drinks specials and Bar Olympics  (proceeds go to MN Audubon)

    Wine for water - donate $1 for a raffle to win a bottle of wine (raffle all month long winner's announced May 1st)

    Purchase an Aveda Earth Month Candle - $12 all proceeds go to The Globle Green Grant 

    So help us at Revive and Aveda to keep clean water + Celebrate Earth Month on April 22nd 

    oxo,

    Jessica 

  • Prom 2018 Do's + Don'ts

    Prom is less than 9 weeks away and less for some! Here are some simple do's and don'ts for prom 2018. 

    Do purchase your dress in advance. Purchasing in the late winter months is a great idea because when May comes around, no one will have your dress! You also wont be running around like crazy finding the perfect dress. 

    DON'T try anything new the day before. If you are really into having amazing lash extentions get them done 2-3 weeks prior to your big day. This way you can see how they feel. Another tip get a spray tan more than 1 day in advanced especially if you have never had one done before. Plan accordingly and try anything new a few days/weeks in advanced 

    Do go glam! Do something you have never done before weather its a new hair style or a fun make up application. This is your time to live it up, so why not go out with a BANG. 

    DO go to your hair and makeup appointment prepared. Make sure to have a button up on + a clean face. Don't forget photos to show your stylist and make up artist just what your vision is! 

    DON'T over do it. You want to be glam but don't go full on. You will want to stick to one or two trends but keep the rest timeless. You won't regret looking back at your insta 10 years from now. 

    Do have a plan. Make sure you go off your checklist and plan accordingly. 

    DON'T forget to have a good time + take lots of pics!!!

    Cheers! Jessica 

  • Pantone color of the year 2018

    Ultra Violet Pantone Color of the Year 2018

    "A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade."

    The pantone color of the year will look amazing on litterally everyone! This beautiful color makes every skin tone glow and shine. Its the perfect shade of vibrant and soft. The blue based violet that takes our awearness and potential to a higher place. The color communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

    Check out a few of these fun new finds to add to your wordrobe, desk or vanity! 

    Nail Polish Sweater Sharpie Lamps Rain Boots Tassel Earrings Head Band Fragrance

    Enjoy some of the isnpiration I have been loving! Who knows maybe you will find the perfect pantone color of the year item to add to your life.

    Cheers! 
    Jessica 

  • 2018 Spring Hair Trends

    Headbands have been seen everywhere on the runway this season! We haven't seen them in a while but they are a great way to dress up any hair style! Pink Pewter Headbands - these headbands are beautiful and never loose their stretch. If your feeling crafty, you could stop by a local craft store and pick up a roll of velvet ribbon! Velvet is all the rage this season!

    The sleek/ wet look has made its way back into the styling trends. To acheive this look you will need Aveda Confixor

    Relaxed curls / natural curls is the newest style for 2018. We thought 2017 had the most relaxed curls we have ever seen but we were wrong! Try using the Aveda Texture Tonic

    On the otherside of the spectrom some of the hair cuts we are seeing this year are very 'short' bobs, the revamped 'bowl' cut and natural lengths. I am sensing a 60's vibe making its come back!!! 

    Cheers to 2018!

    -Jessica

  • Fresh Skin for a Fresh Year

    Welcome Beauty Blogger Readers & Cheers to 2018! 

    Today on the blog I wanted to share some tips and tricks to keeping your skin free of acne. I will be sharing some tips and tricks as well as why you may break out in certain areas over others! 

    Forehead - Do you use alot of dry shampoo? Wear a hat? These may be a couple of reasons why you get acne on your forehead. This is also an area where you 'wear' your stress. Try to avoid potato chips + candy. Your forehead is linked to your digestive system so what you eat wears on your face and when your stressed, that also shows!

    Nose - your nose is connected to your heart. When you notice blemishes, you may need to reduce your spicy food's intake. Also check your make up expiration dates. This area of your face has a lot of dilated pores and makes it more likely to have things 'sit' in your pores making you break out more. Good foods to help this area are good fats such as avacado, fish oil + flaxseed.

    Between Brows - Typically the first area to show if you have a food allergy such as lactose. 

    Cheeks - When was your phone last cleaned? When was the last time you washed your make-up brushes? Some may answer, "I can't remember" and others might say, " I have never washed them before." All in all, it is safe to say they could use a cleaning. 

    Chin + Jaw line - Hormonal imbalance aka PMS or the time of the month. The best way to decrease these blemishes is geting a good night of sleep. Drink lots of water. Eating leafy veggies and keeping your skin clean. 

    Below I have listed a couple of my favorite skin care regiments 

    Step 1. Wash your face

    Step 2. Dry brush your face and apply the Aveda Oleation Oil

    Step 3. Apply Calm, Bright or Firm Aveda Concentrate to your skin

    Step 4. Apply BK Soft Creme or BK Rich Creme to your skin

    Step 5. Apply Avedas Tinted mosturizer with your desired color

    Step 6. For extra dryness this winter apply the Aveda Beautifying Oil to skin at night 

    Aveda Skin Care Found Here

    Cheers to a New Year + New Skin! 

    - Jessica 

  • Lauryn's Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

    Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

    Ingredients:

    -12 Sugar Cookies (2-3 inches in diameter)
    -3 Tablespoons (room temp. Cream Cheese
    -2 Cups White Chocolate (for melting, or candy melts)

    -Sprinkles for decoration

    Directions:

    1. Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn
    into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process again until well-
    combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Place
    on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for
    15 minutes or the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    3. In medium bowl, melt white chocolate according to instructions.
    4. Remove the cookie balls from refrigerator. Using a spoon or two forks, dip
    and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time, in coating. Return to lined
    cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat process for
    remaining cookie balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to
    a week.

  • Revive's Guide to Glamping

    What is glamping? Glamorous camping.

    Here are Revive's must needs while glamping. 

    Dry Shampoo– Aveda Dry Shampoo ($30) is the perfect fix for that second (or third) day hair. Use in the morning, or throughout the day. No one will even know that you spent last night sleeping on a half deflated air mattress in the woods.

    Dry ConditionerAveda Thermal Dry Conditioner  ($31) Yes, dry conditioner! This product is great for multiple day hair. Just spray into mid strands and ends and your hair will look fresh again!

    Skin Protection—Look flawless while protecting your skin from the sun with Aveda’s Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture ($30). With SPF 15 and a pocket sized container, it’s perfect for tossing in your backpack, or fanny pack, for that sunny afternoon hike. Don’t forget your Lip Saver ($8.50) to seal in moisture and protect against those sun rays! 

    Hair Protection- Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($29) -  A lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness. 

    These are just a few of our favorite things while glamping! Stop in and pick up yours today! 

    - Christina

    Stylist at Revive