Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why Are We So Obsessed with Lilash?!

Formulated by a physician, LiLash is  safe , mild and prescription free! Because it conditions and strengthens lashes it may be used with lash extensions.  The hydrating benefits will help prevent breakage and dryness that lash extensions may cause. A highly concentrated serum, LiLash is made from among other ingredients, sweet almond extract and white lupine that bolsters lashes from the hair follicles up. What differentiates LiLash from other products is the natural , inviolable ingredients. No salt in this product. 
 shopspaViolet recommends 30-33 consecutive applications at night, then back off to every other night. Apply to the skin at the top of the lashes sparingly and not to the eyelashes themselves. Any irritation is often the result of improper application. Make sure the brush is not saturated ; tap any extra serum back into the tube. We had a client who was experiencing some sensitivity and tried applying her LiLash in the AM, which alleviated all issues. Store in an upright position when not travelling. A simple protocol is to apply LiLash, allow to dry then apply a thin coat of mascara.
 LiBrow is a much higher concentration and therefore should not be used on the lashes. One tube of LiLash is a 10 month supply, the Demi a 5 month and LiBrow a 5 month due to the thicker brush. There has not been any reports of color change of the eyes or darkening of the eyelid tissue. If irritation occurs and persists discontinue and if questions arise call or email us. And most importantly add LiLash to your "Stranded on a desert island list".
Cheers, Miss Violet

Sunday, January 18, 2015


ColoreScience Skincare
shopspaviolet offers Coloresciences's Sunforgettable SPF 30 and SPF 50 are two of the best sellers and probably my most fav. Easy to apply and even easier to re-apply this loose mineral formula is a UVA/UVB sun protectant and provides 80 minutes of water resistance. While in the sun a re-application every 2 hours is recommended. The special ingredient of fossilized red algae guards the skin against the aging effects of infrared, UV and visible light. And the ultra awesome combo of titanium dioxide (23.9%) and zinc oxide (24.1%) provides full spectrum protection. I have to say "my cranky to apply sunscreen on their faces boys' have no issue applying this on their faces prior to a surf. And I even have the local lifeguards using the Sunforgettable SPF 50.
Cheers, Miss Violet
Sunforgettable from ColoreScience
Sunforgettable from ColoreScience

Saturday, January 17, 2015

What is The Colorescience Difference?

Aside from providing an immaculate and consistent complexion, Colorescience also provides a barrier against the harmful effects of the sun and environment with SPF's of 20, 30 and 50. The high levels of zinc and titanium dioxide creates this barrier.  The micronized zinc oxide blocks UV rays while soothing the skin and the titanium dioxide is antibacterial and provides sun protection. The other 2 ingredients are iron oxide and mica. Iron oxides are natural compounds of iron and oxygen that provide a myriad of colors. Mica contributes a silky, smooth sensation and long wearing properties for continual coverage. What you do not find in Colorescience is talc, dyes, mineral oil and fragrances. shopspaViolet offers Colorescience with a free lipshine with every order over $75 of Colorescience products.

ColoreScience Pressed Mineral Foundation California Girl Ipanema and Taaste of Honey
ColoreScience Pressed Mineral Foundation

Friday, January 16, 2015

shopspaViolet now has ColoreScience!

ColorScience Sunscreen Brand
shopspaViolet has ColorScience
ColoreScience is a mineral makeup that helps you achieve flawless skin and has an added bonus of sun protection.  Purchase $75 or more of ColoreScience and receive a free ColoreScience Lip Shine worth $25!  ColoreScience is:

• Powder sunscreen that is easy to apply and even easier to use on the kiddies.
• Water resistant and Full Spectrum Mineral Sun Protection
• Primers that heal and conceal

Monday, January 5, 2015

How does Niacinamide work on acne ?

EltaMD Skincare treatment for Acne
EltaMD Acne Regime Knocks Out the Pimples!

The anti-inflammatory provisions of Niacinamide ( vitamin B3 ) reduces dryness, irritation and redness caused by bacteria in clogged pores or simply the dreaded pimple. Studies have shown that Niacinamide diminishes the sebum excretion rate or ( SER ). SER is the amount of oil sebaceous glands produce. The result is a reduction in clogged pores, therefore a reduction in whiteheads and blackheads. Niacinamide is also a temperate keratolytic that promotes mild exfoliation which prevents pore blockage.

A protocol chock full of Niacinamide is EltaMD AM, EltaMD UV Clear and EltaMD PM. EltaMD AM Therapy , the morning moisturizer contains willow bark that stimulates cell turnover and of course Niacinamide that we know combats acne. EltaMD PM Therapy moisturizes, repairs and restores skin while sleeping. Ceramides , Niacinamide and antioxidants improve skin tone, elasticity, color and speed the nightly skin repair process. 
EltaMD UV Clear helps soothe sensitive skin types susceptible to breakouts, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. UV Clear contains hyaluronic acid, lactic acid and of course Niacinamide . In one clinical study 82% of people with inflammatory acne showed a marked improvement using Niacinamide topically for eight weeks. In addition 60% had a reduction in papules and pustules and 52% in mild acne. An added bonus is the 9% transparent micronized zinc oxide which protects skin against UVA ( aging ) and UVB ( burning ) rays. This sunscreen is ideal for outdoor activities. I use it poolside , that and a stiff martini.....remember to re-apply.
The daily use of these three products along with an efficient cleanser is a superb acne regime.
Cheers, Miss Violet