As we shake off winter here in New England and look towards Spring..March is filled with the optimism of new beginnings.
Some of my favorite things about March are:
St Patrick’s Day in Newport Rhode Island- we have the best parade ever and it has been named 1 of the Top 5 parades in the USA. I have been attending this parade since I was a little girl and now I get to bring my girls. I’ll see you on Thames Street, March 16th Rain or Shine.
Spring Forward and set the clocks ahead…I know it can be tough the first few days after we switch the clocks but I do LOVE the extra daylight. The snow starts to melt and the crocuses start to peep out of the ground. I have to agree with the New York Times article..let’s just skip all the confusion and stop the switching of the clocks. What do you think?
Full Moon in March is also a very auspicious time. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this full moon reaches its peak on the same day as the Spring Equinox, which also occurs on Mar. 20. The last time these two events coincided this closely was back in the year 2000, and the last time they occurred on the same date was back in 1981. So take some time to look up in the sky and enjoy.
I am also super excited about our March Spot Light Product…JAVA Illuminating Eye Serum is packed with antioxidants to gently correct the delicate skin around the eyes. We’ve blended some of nature’s most beautiful oils together to restore skin’s elasticity, reduce the look of dark circles and wrinkles, prevent moisture loss and protect skin from free-radical damage.
We are offering a FREE 5ml sample of Eye Serum with every purchase on our website of $50.00 or more. No code needed it will be included in your order. And as always because it is our spotlight product the eye serum is on sale o=for 10% off. Check it out at www.javaskincare.com.
We would like to introduce you to Katie of Create.Play.Travel.
Katie Wallace is a Mom to 3 kiddos, wife and DIY enthusiast. She started Create. Play. Travel. as a creative outlet within busy family life.
Here is what Katie had to say about the JAVA Skin Care Wonderbar Coffee + Mint Soap.
If you’ve had any sort of skin irritation or sensitivity, you know the importance of using natural products. Anything that we put on our skin is quickly absorbed by our body. Each season has its own skin care challenges, such as winter dryness and summer sun exposure. These natural products and skin care tips can help your whole family live and feel healthier!
COFFEE INFUSED SKIN CARE
I absolutely love coffee, but I would have never thought to put it in my skin care! Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliate and the caffeine from coffee is a natural anti-inflammatory. I have tried several luxurious products from Java Skin Care. As expected, the deep coffee fragrance combined with the beneficial properties of Java provide rich benefits and smells amazing!
I had the chance to try the Java Skin Care Mint + Coffee Exfoliation Wonderbar made with organic ground coffee. I love this natural soap for a few reasons. First, the Wonderbar is made with ground roasted coffee which scrubs away dead skin cells. The potent mix of coffee serum and mint soothes and smooths the skin.
Also, the Wonderbar is generous in size and will last a long time if stored in a dry place.
Few things can comfort the soul quite like the smell of freshly bloomed coffee, except perhaps for the aroma freshly bloomed roses. Our sensuous Bloom Lip Duo marries these two exceptional scents to create a lip conditioning experience that will have you feeling like you are sipping your favorite coffee in a spring rose garden. This set smooths, plumps, and heals adding a light blush to your lips using only organic plant-based tint. As always this product uses only the highest quality ingredients, and our signature Smithsonian Certified Green Coffee. Gently exfoliate with our scrub to smooth, plump and prime your lips, then follow with our balm to heal, protect shine and tint.
The petals of the rose have been used in skincare for centuries because of their sweet smell and therapeutic benefits. This set includes a vial of crushed Organic Dried Rose Petals for you to add to a bath soak, face steam or other skincare DIY for a decadent skin-soothing experience.
This Gift Set comes boxed with a beautiful pink ribbon, as shown. $16.00
Special thanks to Shelby White: Makeup and Trisha Kelley: Photography
We’ve partnered with our amazing friends at Evolve Apothecary and Spa in their quest to take sustainable skin care to a new level. You can now find JAVA Body Scrub, Double-Shot Serum and Body Washin bulk at Evolve Apothecary. In Evolve’s efforts to practice zero-waste, they now carry beautiful, refillable containers for ample ease and enjoyment that you can fill with your favorite JAVA and re-use when its time for more product. You can hear owner Sue Benzuly talk about buying from their bulk products selection here on The Rhode Show!
Evolve Apothecary and Spa’s mission is to help you lead a healthier lifestyle by making mindful choices about beauty and home products. We provide you with a carefully curated selection of clean, natural and organic (whenever possible) beauty and wellness products and have a highly knowledgeable team who can help educate and inspire you to live more naturally
Video By: Emily Gibbs – The Rhode Show – Nexstar Broadcasting Inc Posted: Jan 03, 2019 08:38 AM EST Updated: Jan 03, 2019 10:57 AM EST
As the New Year sets in all I can think about is how grateful I am. 2018 was a year to remember…JAVA Skin Care had its best year ever! None of our success would have been possible without our amazing team, friends, family, and you – our Tribe!
Thank you everyone!
Have you figured out your New Years Resolutions? I am still deciding. I know – 3 days late and still thinking.
What I know for sure is that continued JAVA growth, lots of laughter, and love are on my list.
Have you heard about our new Wonderbars? We’ve got three 6oz bars for you to choose from:
Exfoliating Wonderbar (our original bar)- Cleanse, exfoliate and deodorize in one all-natural step
This unscented bar uses organic ground roasted coffee to gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin. Our signature infusion of organic raw coffee and argan oil deliver caffeine and antioxidants to moisturize and detoxify.
Creme Bar– Cleanse- Moisturize and nourish in one all-natural step
This honey-vanilla cream bar combines a gently cleansing soap with our award-winning Body Serum to nourish and soften skin. Our signature infusion of organic raw coffee and argan oil deliver caffeine and antioxidants to moisturize and detoxify.
Coffee Mint Bar– Cleanse, exfoliate and invigorate in one all-natural step
This minty bar uses organic ground roasted coffee to gently exfoliate and cleanse. Our signature infusion of raw coffee and argan oil deliver caffeine and antioxidants to moisturize and detoxify.
All our bars are hand-made in Rhode Island with no phthalates, no parabens, no synthetic fragrance or color and are vegan, gluten free, sulphate free, and cruelty free.
Just When We Need It More Than Ever… The Espresso Martini Is Back!
There was a time when an espresso martini was the ultimate chic cocktail. That time was the mid-’90s, the heyday of Sex & the City and the Cosmo. That’s when every flavored martini drink was chic, poured into glasses the exact size and shape of a dog’s surgical cone.
With the advent of speakeasies, those drinks fell out of favor as fast as a designer fanny pack.
But the current freewheeling cocktail culture, in which everything from classic gin drinks to neon-colored concoctions is fair game, it’s time for an espresso martini renaissance.
It’s the perfect holiday season drink and we call them JAVA~tinis: The combination of caffeine and alcohol can power people through intensive party schedules. Espresso martinis also make sense because it’s hard not to find the namesake ingredient—good quality coffee—these days.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur. Shake for 30 seconds, or until foamy. Strain into a chilled martini glass and decorate with the orange peel. Serve at once.
When we set out to create an all-natural skin care company, we looked to anchor our products on a signature formulation. We were delighted to see our friends @ The Truth We Seek post the update above.
All the oils listed were candidates for our base and as followers of JAVA know, we chose Argan Oil to mix with our proprietary green coffee bean extract. In combination, they pull a number of additional benefits listed under other oils such anti-oxidant, anti-aging, & anti-acne. We are working on a top secret new ingredient addition right now in the JAVA Lab, pulling from essential minerals from the sea. If successful, it will open a new vector of skin care benefits for JAVA Tribe customers.
So many of us are on the road between Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Years. We have organized email and posts from JAVA Members with clever tips to ease your mind and to make your trips easy.
Visit a local supermarket- It’s one way to boost your vocabulary and feel more comfortable parsing menus in a foreign language. Plus, you’ll walk away with affordable souvenirs that provide more insights into a country’s culture than the airport duty free. Want to take this hack to the next level? Keep the plastic shopping bag. Walking around with groceries (or what looks like them) is one of the easiest ways to blend in with the hometown crowd, wherever you go.
Watch for a flight delay domino effect- Check the FlightRadar24 app to make sure my plane has left its originating city before you head to the airport, It decreases the pain and agony by 50 percent.
X out your hangover- Leave it to the Brazilians to have the most effective hangover cure ever. One JAVA Tribe member recommends Engov, an all-in-one caffeine and painkiller pill you take before and after drinking, stored in a gold, condom like package. It’s so popular, you can buy it on Amazon.
Your hotel room’s most overlooked amenity is the ironing board- Use it as a standing desk, a place to eat, or an activity table for kids. (And let housekeeping worry about your ironing.)
Zap jet lag- Vitamin D is better than melatonin for fighting inflammation, strengthening your immune system, and regulating your internal clock. A JAVA Tribe member who is a flight attendant says you should do as the crew does and skip all your in-flight meals. “At super high altitudes, your digestive system shuts down completely,” she explains, adding that when you deplane, “your body can’t keep up with the culinary backlog.” A travel agent always hits the ground running when she arrives – she goes for a jog.