Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gift Guide to Mother's Day

Coupon Codes for Mothers Day Gifts
Mothers Day Gifts with Coupon Codes

shopspaViolet's Gift Guide of What Every Mother Wants!

1. Gift Certificate - Let your mother pick her favorite skincare at great prices, we'll treat her right! Send her an instant email gift or choose mail and if ordered by May 6th, will be delivered by Saturday May 10th.
2. Tinted Sunscreen - Every Woman at our spa walks out with their favorite tinted sunscreen, get her the best with coupons!
3. Lilash - Every Mother wants dazzling eyes, but sometimes they don't TREAT themselves, give them what they've been wanting to do...
4. Clarisonic - We have Value sets with extra brushes and full size cleanser, a perfect gift to give.
5. Vitamin C Serum - As we age we take care of our skin much better, and Vitamin C is the single most thing to protect your mothers skin!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lilash and Blinc Make Make People Notice You!

Achieve long lashes in Two Ways

1. Lilash Eyelash Serum is a natural growth enhancer that is a shopspaViolet customer's must have. Buy a full size for $20 dollars off with Coupon Code LILASH and a half size for $9.99 off with Coupon Code DEMI.

2. Relish in thick full lashes from Blinc Mascara, puts "tubes" on each lash. All day wear with no smudge. This is the best mascara ever !

Blinc Mascara separates each lash with tubes that are easy to remove
Blinc Mascara Tubes on Each Lash

Other Articles on Lilash:
What is the Shelf Life of Lilash?
Lilash Demi, a Smaller Size, Great for Trying Out
What Would Bambi Do? Li Lash   - A picture of results

Thursday, April 17, 2014

COOLA Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Tint in March 2014 Birchbox !!!

COOLA face mineral sunscreen in Birchbox
COOLA Mineral Sunscreen

Birchbox this March gave a sample of the COOLA Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Tint.  Most of the reviewers loved how it is great for oily skin, it goes on very dry and gives a great tint to even your skin tone.  You can get it at shopspaViolet for $4 off and free samples.

Just like Birchbox, we give samples as well!  Make a purchase and we will give you samples we have on hand of other products we think you would like based on your purchase.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Are you Allergic to Sunscreen and if so WHY?

Sunscreen that do not give allergic reactions
Allergies to sunscreen
Many people are fearful to change sunscreen or don't wear sunscreen at all because of horrible reactions in the past.  If this is you, pick a sunscreen that is fragrance, dye, chemical and Vitamin E Free.  Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and minerals should be the main ingredients and all 3 are rare to trigger any allergic reaction.Chemical ingredients in sunscreens seem to be the main culprit for rashes and adverse reactions. Pick only mineral, also known as physical sunscreens.

Safe Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin:

EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 - Save 15%
EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 - Save 10%
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - Save over $4.50

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to Maintain Your Skin

anti aging skincare to renew and smooth skin reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Fountain of Youth is in your Skincare

Top Tips to Slow Aging

1. Sunscreen (Up to 20% Off) - Dermatology grade, hydrating and chock full of anti-oxidants.
2. Vitamin C Serum (up to 30% OFF)- Stops DNA mutation, boosts sunscreen's SPF.
3. Retinol ($13 Off)- Rejuvenate skin while sleeping.

My Skin Already Looks Old, Now What!?

Start With the 3 Previous Steps and Bump Up Your Skin Repair:
1. Tinted sunscreens (up to 15% OFF) Smooths and hides imperfections.
2. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter (20% OFF) - Stop Glycation (What is that?... check out our blog).

Next Use Targeted Products For Problem Areas:

1. Revision Nectifirm (save $10) Tightens and firms the neck, P.S. use it on your knees shhh!
2. Revision Lumiquin (save $4) Adds volume to hands and reduces age spots.
3. Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 (Save 10%) Firms like a procedural filler such as Juvederm.
4. Revision Revox II (20% OFF) Relaxes expression lines, great for those afraid of Botox.
5. All Miss V's Eye creams (up to 20% OFF)  Brightens dark circles, reduce puffiness and firms.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

What is the Secret Ingredient in Revision Intellishade that Reduces Aged Skin?

Intellishade from Revision Skincare and the powerful ingredient ACS-456
Revision Intellishade

 What is ACS-456?

ACS-456 is a blend of ingredients including Coenzyme Q10, White Birch Extract, 1 & 3 Beta Glucan, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, and Plankton Extract.   The ingredients boosts collagen growth and strengthens the IPF to repair and protect your skin.  Revision Intellishade reduces fine lines and wrinkles in two ways.  First by instantly smoothing the skin tone with the tint that fits to every skin tone.  The second is with the ACS-456 with powerful peptides that repair to skin and increase skin elasticity.

IPF and What it Stands For

IPF stands for Immune Protection Factor.  Environmental effects to the skin start before you see damage from dryness, burning, and other distress.  UV rays are the largest culprit of reducing the immunity in the skin.  Suncare products that contain antioxidants, botanicals, minerals, anti-aging peptides, and omega fatty acids. ACS-456 makes Revision Intellishade protect the skin before skin damage, and improves your IPF. 

Benefits of Ingredients

Coenzyme Q10 - CoQ10 is an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and preserves collagen and elastin.
White Birch Extract - Improves tone and clarity of skin with high levels of Betulin and Betulinic Acid.
Beta Glucan - From Oat Kernals, reduces fine lines, wound healing and scar reducing.
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae - Or bakers yeast brightens skin, reduces fine lines, skin stress and smoothing.
photolyase, a repair enzyme.  
Plankton Extract - High in photolyase, a repair enzyme. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Differences of EltaMD Products

EltaMD products and how each is different for the other
How are EltaMD Products Different

 EltaMD Products and How they are Different

When you go into your Doctors office, you will most likely see an EltaMD Ad for Sunscreen in the summer, a favorite for Dermatologists.  We find our clients at the spa want to buy EltaMD, but with so many choices, they aren't sure which one to buy.  Here is a simple breakdown of the different products we offer, and may we remind you that we sell EltaMD with Coupons!

Are You Allergic to Sunscreen?

Many people are fearful to change sunscreen or don't wear sunscreen at all because of horrible reactions they have had prior.  If this is you, pick a sunscreen that is fragrance free and dye free as a must, all of EltaMD is free of these.  Some people are allergic to Vitamin E, and Vitamin E is in a LOT of skincare products.  Most brands, like EltaMD always make a choice without Vitamin E just for this reason.  Zinc and Titanium Oxide are mineral  sunscreen ingredients and extremely rare to find any allergic reaction.  Chemical Sunscreen ingredients are commonly known to cause rashes and reactions.  Pick only Physical or Mineral sunscreens to avoid bad reactions.

EltaMD Skincare and the different ingredients in each
EltaMD Sunscreen Differences

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Cutting Edge of Tech Jobs Results in Men Looking to Skincare for Youth

Mens Skincare is becoming more popular with metro sexual youth

Skincare for Men is on the Rise

It's not just women who are going into cosmetic surgeons, spas and using Botox, men have been spotted wanting to bring back their youth as well. The programming engineers who blazed the trail of internet, personal computers and the tech age have been followed by young fresh minds that are innovative with new ideas, ready for risk and quick decisions.

Staying in Silicon Valley with a lot of experience and skills can fall short with the changing culture and skills, and having grey hair and wrinkles are the first sign that you aren't able to keep up with the workforce. "The Brutal Ageism of Tech" by Noam Scheiber talks about this phenomenon of men going in for Botox in their twenties, staying away from the sun for fear of wrinkles and working on premature baldness... before they even have it.

What Men can Do to Keep Looking Young

What studies have found with the fear of aging in Silicon Valley is they want to start early to looking young so they age slowly.  A good skincare routine can slow aging and keep men from looking young without having to go straight to the cosmetic surgeon.

How to Slow Aging

1. Sunscreen - Quality sunscreen with age fighting antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients without fillers such as fragrance and colors is the best skincare product to slow aging.

2. Retinol Night Cream - Let your skin rejuvenate while you sleep. Retinol promotes collagen skin cell growth, and reduces acne and other skin problems.  Retinol can dry your skin so start slowly.

3. Vitamin C Serum - Vitamin C used during the day with sunscreen helps promote skin cell growth, stops DNA mutations and reduces burns, being a repair for your skin.

My Skin Already Looks Old, Now What!?

Continue to do the above, but now bump up the repair by:

1. Use a tinted sunscreen on the face to smooth out age spots, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
2. Use a anti-aging cream that helps stop glycation like SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter.
3. Use targeted creams for your worst areas:

Skincare to Firm the Skin on the Neck

Revision Nectifirm tighten and firms the sagging skin on the neck that can be the first sign of aging.

Skincare for the Hands and Arms

Revision Lumiquin targets hands and arms to reduce age spots, ads volume to reduce the appearance of veins and moisturize to restore the skin in another noticeable spot with aging, the hands.

How to Reduce Wrinkles without the Needle

 Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 firms much like a procedural filler While Revision Revox II relaxes expression lines on the face by reducing muscle movement while not giving you freeze face like Botox.

Tired Eyes Can Age you 10 Years!

Eye creams can brighten dark circles, reduce puffiness, and firm the sag under the eyes.

Get Out the Heavy Artillery

Botox, fillers and surgery can come into play when the more less expensive skin care was neglected, poor diet has caught up to you, or your time clock is ticking.  Heredity, amount of sun or tanning bed exposure, proper care for your skin and diet all play a factor into your aging.  Controlling what you can early can improve your lifestyle and availability to keep up with the younger generation wanting your job. has a great selection of skincare that dermatologists recommend, for a cheaper price.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tinted sunscreen is a great makeup foundation that smooths skin are reduces fine lines
Tinted Sunscreen

Tinted Sunscreens

Tinted Sunscreens offer UV protection while acting as a skin foundation.  An all-in-one application matching every skin tone.  Our tinted sunscreens even and smooth skin imperfections AND reduce the signs of aging.  With Spring right around the corner stock up.

Dermatologist Recommended Brands of Sunscreen

Revision Intellishade - by far has a cult following.  Not only is it a tinted sunscreen, but it moisturizes and has added antioxidants of Vitamin A, C and E to repair your skin from sun damage.  It comes in Original or Matte formulas.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - Known for it's ultra sheer application and quick dry, UV defense is popular for it's lightweight protection.
EltaMD is a dermatologist fav and known to be AOK for the most sensitive skin.  EltaMD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 goes on lightweight, is water resistant and chock full of anti-oxidants. EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Tinted is NEW for EltaMD with great moisturizing benefits with hyaluronic acid.
Coola Face SPF 30 Tint - Coola is the Queen of organic sunscreen. Infused with herbal oils and antioxidants, Coola promotes skin health and radiance. Coola Face Tint is water resistant and is available in Unscented or Cucumber scent.