Steph Says: Tis the season for Events

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For me, December is all about the weeks running up to Christmas Day and all the fun & joy of the season that I love so much! Spending time with family and with friends, and so many special events to celebrate the holiday!

Down by the sea side here in Rhode Island, we will be celebrating with a number of customers and friends of JAVA who helped build 2018 into our busiest yet. Just the first week of December, highlights include:

December 5th- Beauty & the Bath 22nd Pajama Party, 5-9PM. Wickford RI

Located in picturesque Wickford RI…this boutique was the very first store to carry JAVA. Come by with a pair of unwrapped pjs to donate. There is also food, fun, raffles and 20% off the whole store.

December 5 & 6th- University of RI Holiday Mall. 10-5pm. South Kingstown, RI

This is a wonderful event for URI students, alumni and staff. Local artisans gather on campus and create a magical shopping wonderland.

December 6th- Inspire Spa Holiday Event. 4-7PM. Narragansett RI

Located in our hometown of Narragansett, come by this fabulous spa: massage therapist Trisha Pimentel is the BEST. She has brought my tired muscles back to life many times. The spa is offering a curated collection of luxurious gifts, spa special pricing (perfect for gift giving) and refreshments.

December 14th & 15th- Sons of Liberty 6th Annual Whiskey Wonderland Bazaar. Friday 5-9PM and Saturday 1-9PM, South Kingstown RI

SOL is an award winning distillery & Brewery. Founder Mike Reppucci and his team have been friends of ours since we began selling JAVA at the Farmers Market located in the same Mill. Local artisans, craft drinks, food and music are bountiful at this event..they also do a barrel tree lighting that is so cool.

We will be adding more events…so keep watching Facebook for all the fun!

XOXO

Happy Holidays

Product of the Month – we are delighted to suggest Wonderbar + Body Serum as this year’s holiday gift. The two products are always close to our heart being that they were among our first products created. We will gift wrap them for you, or for you to gift someone else. Free shipping is another gift from us to you this holiday season, that plus a Holiday price leads to almost 35% savings! Come shop now and browse the catalog here.

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Steph Says~ November Favorites

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November is upon us. Thanksgiving with my family is so special too me. A perfect hostess gift like a great bottle of Prosecco, cozy sweaters, and the best food.

My favorite things this month:

Choosing the perfect Hostess Gift. I like to bring a bottle of Prosecco for the party, and, to spoil my hostess, JAVA Skin Care products to enjoy the day after (we all know how stressful it can be to cook the turkey).

MACY’s Day Parade in New York City remains my family’s favorite holiday event. For years and years we have attended the parade…the kids are memorized by the floats. Truth be told so am!

We are thrilled to be chosen again this year to participate in the Made on Honor Market Event for Narragansett Beer on Nov 17&18 at The Guild, Pawtucket RI. This year’s event will be bigger than ever!

The Event will take over the entire campus at The Guild including the Brew House, Packaging Hall, Event Hall, and their brand new Beer Hall with over 65+ vendors. Join us for two full days of holiday shopping, meet the people behind some of OUR favorite brands, and of course, we’ll be drinking plenty of beer. Best part? This event is FREE and open to the public.

XOXO

Stephanie

 

Raise your mug to Oktoberfest

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We admit we are soooo jealous hearing that several JAVA Tribe members (you!) and friends of JAVA made the pilgrimage to Oktoberfest this year.

Your JAVA team has attended from time to time and we are not exaggerating in ranking it among the top 3 parties in the world!

That being said, a couple days in the Lowenbrau, Paulaner or Augstiner tents will take its toll. Not just internally – you’ll never appreciate your morning coffee more than in Munich during Oktoberfest – but your skin too. Here are just a couple effects to expect with, ahem, a few more liters of beer than you’d normally drink:

1. Bags under the eyes

2. Dehydrated skin

3. Lowered antioxidant levels

4. Susceptibility to free radicals and sun damage (it’s only September and lots to do outside the tents too!)

These effects (and others) play right into the strengths of our signature Raw Coffee and Argan Oil infusion. Like literally – we tackle these problems daily.

So to stay looking splendid (fabelhaft) in Munich, use JAVA Eye Serum to restore the luster of the skin around the eyes. Serum is much more hydrating than any lotion you have in your bag, and up to 20 X more potent as an anti-oxidant than our cousins in the tea oil market. As a result, we (coffee oils…) go to town on free radicals and heal damaged skin quickly.

We hope to be there in 2019 with our healthy skin!

 

THERE’S A COFFEE INFUSED COCKTAIL FOR YOUR FEET, SO CHEERS TO YOUR NEXT SPA DAY WITH YOUR BESTIES

(Written and posted by PattyJ.com on September 28, 2018
All Photos courtesy of Stacey Boyle)

Your friends and neighbors might live for posting latte art or their three olive martinis, but they probably have no idea how coffee and vodka could be the keys to softer, smoother feet this fall.

Yea, there’s an espresso martini…for your feet.

It’s a thing, and my friends at JAVA Skin Care and Perfectly Nailed in EG invited me to try their JAVA Espresso Martini Pedicure earlier this week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but also knew my feet weren’t looking too hot after all those steps logged while walking around in Birkenstocks for most of the summer, so why not? All I had to lose were some calluses (TMI?).

But let’s begin at the beginning of any pedicure – the foot soak. We’ve all been there. To use your phone or not? Wouldn’t want it falling in the water. Maybe flip thru the latest issue of People or US Weekly instead and catch up on the adventures of Blake Lively, Tracee Ellis Ross, and JLO. But this was no ordinary soak.

This one included epsom salts, vanilla oil, and vodka. Wait, what? VODKA?!? That detail had my attention, so forget the smart phones and gossip-y glossy mags. According to lovely ppl at Perfectly Nailed, liquor in general – and vodka* in particular – has natural antiseptic properties that help break down anything yucky that might be lurking in cracked heels and elsewhere on your feet.

*Perfectly Nailed also incorporates tequila and whiskey into other pedi options because they too work as natural antiseptics that kill bacteria and germs that attach to the skin’s surface.

The next step is an exfoliation with Java’s antioxidant rich and moisturizing scrub made with organic green coffee. The coffee scent is a nice treat too. Immediately following that? Hot towels and a foot and ankle massage with the Java Serum, two things most of us never do at home (just listened to a podcast, the two hosts who are beauty fanatics were saying the only beauty treatments that should be done at home are shaving, teeth brushing, and hair washing.). Sooo relaxing you might find yourself feeling like you’re going to float home on a cloud or something.

Also, as someone who’s perpetually on the lookout for clean and cruelty free (no animal testing) beauty and skincare, gotta say (I) adore how there are no surprises with JAVA. It’s made with the best quality ingredients and they never use any phtalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color in their skincare. It’s also gluten, sulphate, and cruelty free. And it works like a dream. Woot, Woot!

My skin’s also on the sensitive side, so I tend to be cautious about introducing different products into any beauty treatments, whether they involves the skin on my face or on my feet. Happy to report that I had no irritation of any kind. Guys, my feet have never looked or felt better!

Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Stacey Doyle

Meet Brigid: Create Love Heal

We would like to introduce you to a very busy woman, Brigid from Create Love Heal, mother of 3, osteopath, holistic lifestyle coach, blogger who “ is passionate about the importance of self love, soulful living, non toxic skincare & beauty products and helping women and teens on their journey to self discovery” and fan of JAVA Skin Care.
1.  How do you take your coffee?
I am not normally a coffee drinker, I just love the scent and am obsessed with it being in my skincare products; however, if I do have coffee, it’ll be in a blend of medicinal mushroom coffee with MCT oil, cinnamon, grass-fed butter.

2.  What is your astrological sign?
Virgo through and through

3.  A little history of your blog?
My blog began as a hobby for me when I had planned on creating my own skincare line in honour of my daughter’s horrific skin rashes; I have always been a huge believer in eliminating toxins from your home and skincare/makeup so I went from making my own basic balms to entering the green beauty community and I’ve never looked back.
I share my passion for non-toxic skincare on my blog along with detoxifying your emotional realm. My deep passion involves encouraging others to embrace and learn about themselves while becoming their truest self. I run an online “Learning To Be Me” Workshop which targets this side of my focus.

4.  What in green beauty are you passionate about right now?
Coffee scrubs are my obsession, but I am also very passionate about supporting small companies and encouraging women to find what works for them! I like to provide reviews that are positive and a true reflection of the energetic offerings of natural skincare, it is so alive and can offer huge therapeutic benefits when matched with the right person. I like to see my skincare routine as a sacred ritual to serve myself and I relish in the fact that I am nourishing my skin each and every day.

5.  What is your favorite JAVA product?
I am loving both the scrub and the body oil. The oil is so rich and loving to the skin, without being congesting or heavy. It is brilliant. And the scrub…well, sugar, coffee and a good amount of oil is always a perfect blend!

6.  Any tip on how you use it?
Always be present with the use of both this scrub and the oil; I take the time to really feel the use of these products (like any product) and how it makes you feel. It is a self care ritual that should be a mindful one, never rush a scrub or body oil, really embrace it and take time to feel the effects.

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xoxo

Sabrina – The Brunette Ecoholic

This week’s The Perks of JAVA installment introduces us to Sabrina (known as Brie to friends and family), The Brunette Ecoholic. Brie has a passion for Eco-conscious and balanced living.  This passion not only drives her to research the skincare products that she uses for herself and her family but also to share this information so that we can all benefit.

Here are Brie’s answers to our JAVA questionnaire:

How do you take your coffee? I like stevia and almond milk in my coffee

What is your astrological sign? I am an Aquarius – which means I am loyal, curious, and imaginative. It also means I can be unpredictable and a little all over the place (or as my husband likes to say – I have “oooh shiny syndrome“)! lol

A little history of your blog? I started my blog when I was recovering from major back surgery. I wanted to create a space where I could not only share my love & passion for clean, eco-conscious and balanced living but to also share my life-long skin issues and what has (and hasn’t) helped.What in green beauty are you passionate about right now? For me, it’s all about skin care. I love makeup and am so impressed with all of the options we now have in the green beauty world (and that are just as good, if not better than conventional), but in my opinion, if your skin looks unhealthy or is having major issues, all the makeup in the world won’t make much difference!

What is your favorite JAVA Skin Care product? Do I have to just pick one? The lip product junkie in me loves the lip scrub & lip balm, but I also adore the body serum!

Any tip on how you use it? The body serum I apply right as I get out of the shower while my skin is still damp. I find that oils seem to absorb better & more deeply without a greasy feel when skin is wet.

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Have a great week!
xoxo

Please note: JAVA Skin Care does not promote the JAVA Body Scrub  for the Face .

 

Camille – Serial Outfit Repeater

This week finds us in Nashville, Tennessee, “Music City” of America and home to a  growing number of fashion designers. Meet Camille, fashion blogger known as Serial Outfit Repeater, for her unique perspectives and insights into today’s fashions.
 
How do you take your coffee?
I love all types of coffee! It really depends on the day. If I’m on the go and need a quick pick-me-up, a cortado is my choice of beverage, but if I have a little more time, I love relaxing with an almond milk latte. I recently tried a latte made with golden turmeric milk and that may be my favorite.
 
What is your astrological sign?
A Gemini, so I have multiple sides – as indicated by my multiple coffee preferences.
 
A little history of your blog?
The title of my blog is Serial Outfit Repeater, and it’s based on fashion for the everyday woman. There’s this stigma in fashion that you can’t wear the same thing twice, but that’s just not realistic in real life. I love having a wardrobe reduced to simple pieces as they all mix and match better and make it easy to get ready in the morning.
 
What in green beauty are you passionate about right now?
I love the organic sheet face masks that are popular right now. They look silly, but they really refresh my skin. I also love the Java product line – all of their products smell heavenly.
 
What is your favorite JAVA product?
That’s a hard choice! The serum really brings my beauty routine to a whole new level – after I shave, I apply the serum before I moisturize for glowing skin. The lip balm is also a really beautiful shade of plum. And, like I said, all of the products make me smell amazing!
 
Any tip on how you use it?
Use the coffee body scrub before you shave, then the serum to moisturize for beautiful skin.


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Have a great Week
xoxo

Jennifer Tapiero – next JENeration

 Welcome to our new blog series. We are over the moon excited to introduce our readers to talented Beauty and Fashion Bloggers and Influencers who report on all the latest  trends – and happen to be JAVA Skin Care fans. If you aren’t following them yet, you should be. We will be putting a new name on your radar every week so stay tuned – check back to read their answers to our interview questions for The Perks of JAVA.



If you see Jennifer Tapiero, aka the next JENeration,  around town, she will have your head spinning at the speed at which she moves. Blogger, Rapper, TV Host, Radio Personality… she does it all. Here is what she had to say:

How do you take your coffee?
I’m such a coffee-Holic. ( accent included )  I take my coffee hot with coconut milk or almond milk. Sometimes I’ll use chocolate almond milk for a low cal Mocha flavor. I use honey and cinnamon for a natural sweetener. I actually tried adding Cacao powder last week with some blue agave. That was phenomenal! I like iced coffee too.

What is your astrological sign?
I’m a Libra.
Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. We are usually the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them. 
Most libras are involved in something super creative or artistic.

A little history of your blog?
Jennifer Tapiero was raised on the East Coast before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a television talk show host. In 10 years, she has become one of the hottest and most recognized hosts in Hollywood, cultivating a breezy, no holds barred atmosphere in her interviews…. continue reading

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What in green beauty are you passionate about right now?
My friends call me “organically Jen” I’m thinking of starting a YouTube channel showing people my day to day beauty routines and what I eat. I make sure all my beauty products are gluten free/paraben free/ organic and come from natural ingredients. I have have a lot of allergies so I’m super careful. This is my lifestyle. I love going into the kitchen and making different natural masks. I’m definitely unapologetically picky when it comes to what I eat, what I put on my skin. My makeup is made from fruit from a line called 100 percent pure. I’m super passionate about chemical free makeup and making sure all my friends are knowledgeable about what they are putting on also. I bring my own makeup and products to sets. I annoy all my friends and family but they will thank me later! Sorry guys! Just looking out. 😍

What is your favorite JAVA product?
I’m seriously obsessed with the lip scrub. My boyfriend says my lips are super soft. I also really love the body oil. My legs look super sexy for red carpets and the products make me feel confident and hot. 

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Any tip on how you use it?
I am obsessed with oil so just put it EVERYWHERE ladies. I also focus on my butt and tummy areas to avoid stretch marks.

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There you have it – be sure to follow Jennifer for the latest in fashion and entertainment.                          

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