SkinCeutical’s Newest Product for Plump, Firm, Hydrated Skin

We take great pride in researching each and every product that we use/sell in our salon and spa.  Each product, whether for hair, skin or makeup, are products we stand behind.  We only offer the very best to our clients, so you can be sure when deciding on whether or not to try a product, that we also use them ourselves!

That said, one of the brands we are completely obsessed with is SkinCeuticals.  Open any magazine and you are sure to find either an Allure beauty award or a review of their products by top plastic surgeons, dermatologists or medical grade spas!  SkinCeuticals is backed by years of research and development, and each product actually does what it says it will do!  Serums that contain light sensitive antioxidants are packaged and sold in their dark glass bottles so that the light will not destroy the integrity of the product.  Great to know when you are investing in superior skincare products!

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One of our newest favorites is their H.A. Intensifier.  This fabulous little miracle worker is a multi-functional serum that helps to amplify hyaluronic acid levels in your skin.  This acid occurs naturally in your skin and helps to retain moisture.  Unfortunately, as we age, we produce less and less.  What happens when less of this acid is available?  Your skin will be less firm and plump, and the texture will be rougher, and who wants that?  Not us!  Hyaluronic acid is such an important hydrator to the skin and SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier combines surface-hydrating hyaluronic acid with 10% proxylane (proxylane is a sugar-protein hybrid found in beech trees, responsible for defending against water loss), and the perfect concentration of licorice and purple rice extracts to support your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels.  Add this to your arsenal of skincare products and show off hydrated, plumped and firmer looking skin!

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Not sure what skincare is right for you?  Our SkinCeuticals rep. will be offering a complimentary skin analysis using their powerful Skin Scope to tell you exactly where any dry, congested, sun damaged skin, etc. is on your face at our Girls Beauty Night this Wednesday, April 5th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Other highlights of the evening will include a beauty and fashion workshop with Dee, our Co-Owner and Erica Jensen, Owner of Helen Ainson. Get the scoop on all the beauty and fashion trends for spring/summer 2017!  Shop our 3 trunk shows that evening featuring jewelry, clothing, accessories and lots more!  Enjoy pina coladas, other refreshments and small bites!

Our raffle basket with products and services valued over $3,000 will be raffled off with proceeds going to Smile Train.  Please R.S.V.P. 203-656-5656.  Hope to see you there!

 

Wine & Food Tasting Charity Auction

This past Thursday evening we attended the 12th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Charity Auction which was held at BMW of Darien.  The silent auction proceeds go to benefit The Depot, The Darien Chamber of Commerce and The Darien Arts Center.

There were fabulous items to bid on, such as a Mini Home Makeover from Kirby & Company, classes from The Bar Method, a beautiful suede fringe wrap from Helen Ainson and a Full Spa Day with lunch from our Salon & Spa. There was literally something for everyone!  Experiences to remember; including tickets to the 2017 PGA Championship with three nights in a 4 star hotel and breakfast and a rental car!  Or how about tickets for 4 to Cats on Broadway, a limousine ride to the show and a $100 gift card to dine!  For the wine lover, many selections of wines or scotch.  Need some painting done?  They auctioned off a painter for a day, which is the perfect way to spruce up for the holidays!

Let us not forget the food!  There were delicious selections from The Goose, Sono Baking Company, Whole Foods, Atria of Darien, Palmer’s Darien and many more!  A raw bar was a delightful addition this year and was hopping all night long!  Of course, a great selection of white and red wines complimented all the delicious bites!  It was a great way to discover a new favorite wine and mingle with local businesses, clients and friends.

We were happy to be Connoisseur Sponsors of this fabulous event and hope to see you there next year!  Here are a few photos of the wonderful evening!  Enjoy xoxo

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Darien’s Got Talent!

This past Saturday we were delighted to do complimentary hair and makeup for the contestants of Darien’s Got Talent which took place that evening at Darien High School at 7 pm, and was beautifully put together by The Darien Arts Center!

We attended the show that evening as VIP’s, getting a front row view of the amazing talent that evening!  One of the talented singers, Riley Thrush took 3rd place for singing “New York State of Mind” and blew the audience away with her voice!  Our very own Ty styled her hair earlier that day so she was “stage ready”!  We caught up with her at the after party and were so happy to congratulate her and meet her family!

It was a wonderful evening and we congratulate all who participated, as you are all winners and oh so very talented!  We can’t wait till next year!  Here are some of the hightlights of the day and evening….. xoxo

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Hair and makeup for the lovely Amy Allen, Executive Director of The Darien Arts Center
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Contestant, Laura Anglade gets stunning makeup done by Dee
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Happy faces on our talented staff as they get her “stage ready”
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Looking beautiful, Laura Anglade is off to sing “I’m Old Fashioned” at Darien’s Got Talent!
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Fresh faced and lovely, Riley Wells Thrush smiles after Ty has done a beautiful job on her locks! She is off to compete…….
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Contestants pose and winners hold their trophies! They were all winners!
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Riley Wells Thrush holds her trophy for 3rd place after singing “Empire State of Mind”.
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Catching up with the winner and her dad at the after party! That’s one proud dad!
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Brother and sister love!
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Dee and Andrew congratulate Riley on her win!
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The after party, “Darien’s Got Taste” was filled with delicious food from local contributors
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Chocolate Works…..it works for us!
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A rainbow of color, yummy cupcakes…
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Healthy and so good, mozzarella, basil and tomato on skewers….
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Lamb chops (one of Andrew’s favorites!)…..
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Colorful and sooooo good…..

Can’t wait till next year!  Thank you Darien Arts Center for letting us be part of your wonderful evening!