Sunday, July 20

Taking Care of Your Skin After a Day in the Sun - After Sun Skin Care Tips

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Whether you've had a day at the beach, or an enjoyable day out and about in the summer sun, that vitamin D boost comes with a price - it can take its toll on your hair and skin. If you practice a few, simple skin care steps for after sun relief, you can keep your body healthy and glowing all summer long.
  • Shower & Moisturize ~ Time to wash away the layers of sunscreen and sweat, and rehydrate your sun-kissed skin. Cleanse your body with a hydrating bar of natural soap and, immediately after toweling off, apply a moisturizing body lotion to nourish and protect your skin.

    Recommended: All Natural Soaps ~ Whipped Body Cremes Citrus & Sage or Vanilla Orange Spice ~ Mango Body Butter (for treating dry, flaky problem areas)

  • Pamper Your Face ~ Use products rich in antioxidants to help protect and repair, while helping to fight the signs of aging. In the hot, summer sun, wind and sand can act like an all-day irritant & exfoliator on your face. For your evening routine, a gentle cleanser to wash away the day's sunscreen, dirt and sweat, followed by a deeply hydrating moisturizer to nourish your face while you sleep ~ wake up rejuvenated!

    Recommended: Orange & Rosemary Cleanser ~ Rejuvenating Serum ~ Facial Elixir

  • Soothe Your Lips ~ easily sunburned, lips will respond quickly to a thick layer of moisturizing lip butter. Apply and let it soak in for hydrating relief and a return to soft, happy lips.

    Recommended: Moisture rich Lip Butter

  • Treat Your Feet ~ It's a must! Especially if you've spent a day at the beach or cottage. Dipping your feet in and out of water, while naturally exfoliating them in the sand, can leave them rough, dry and tired. Unless you moisturize them, they are going to be a mess. Massage your tired feet with a hydrating body cream to soothe and soften them like a day at the spa.

    Recommended: Whipped Body Cremes Citrus & Sage or Vanilla Orange Spice ~ Mango Body Butter (for treating dry, cracked heels)

  • Rejuvenate Your Hair ~ Your hair can take a real beating when you are out in the summer sun. Water, wind, sand ... each of these can stress your hair beyond a normal day's cycle. Before bed give it a thorough washing and apply an intensive conditioner to help rejuvenate it back to a healthy shine.

    Recommended: Intensive Hair Treatment

  • Drink Plenty of Water! ~ Before - During - After ... Nothing replenishes your skin and senses like cool, refreshing water.

Summer is a great time to get outside and rejuvenate your mind and body. Let Purple Essentials' all natural skin care products give your skin a little TLC for after sun relief - Natural Balance for your Skin, Senses and Wellbeing.

Live Purple!

Sunday, July 13

Summer Groove Event - wrap up.

The Summer of 2014 has started off wonderfully...  On June 24th we co-hosted the "Get Your Summer Groove On" event with the lovely and talented, Whitney Haynes (Go here to see her unique, stylish jewelry pieces and what she is all about). It turned out to be a beautiful, sultry, Summer evening, with many people stopping by for a cool cocktail and a stroll through Whitney's fabulous jewelry and our Fresh & Natural offerings. All this and a chance to view/learn more about Heather Haynes' deeply moving paintings from her "Courage" collection.  Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed themselves!

Heather Haynes Gallery

Setting up Summer Cocktail (Passion & Strawberry Tea with Organic Lemonade & Vodka) & Appies.

Whitney Haynes Designs

Purple Essentials Summer Offerings

Just before the party started (such a lovely space).

We decided it was only appropriate, to wear Heather's art in the gallery, with our stylish and comfortable Twirl Clothing dresses. The lifelike paintings hanging behind us are by Heather Haynes & Jeff Montgomery's 17 year old (very talented) son, Whit Montgomery. They are definitely worth going by the gallery to view in person... as is EVERYTHING in the gallery.

The evening flew by while we chatted with guests ... it wasn't until the next day that I realized, we neglected to capture any photos during the actual party.  This would be a sign of a "Groovin Night"!  We managed to live in the moments and were fully present in our event... no complaints ;-)
BIG thanks to Whitney & Heather Haynes for having us set up Purple Essentials' in their fabulous space, for that evening.  We had such a great time!
This was only the beginning of Summer 2014 ... more to come.

Live Purple!