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

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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

 

March Holidays Rhode Island Style

Spring is almost here!!! Time to celebrate!

Pretty much everyone knows about St. Patrick’s Day, right? In Rhode Island, we have several annual parades, including one in Newport that becomes quite the all-day into evening party (and we know from experience). You may even be lucky enough to see a leprechaun or two around town.


We also celebrate another holiday that you may not be as familiar with only  two days after the Irish party. Its called St. Joseph’s Day, and its kind of like the Italian version of St. Patrick’s Day, with a few differences. Here in Little Rhody, instead of green we wear red and instead of drinking Guinness we eat these amaaaazing Italian pastries called zeppoles. It’s said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and on St. Joseph’s Day we can all be Italian and enjoy the delectable pastries made especially for this holiday.

I guess you can add that to list of things we do or say a little differently in Rhode Island, along with coffee milk (like chocolate milk but better), bubblers (water fountains), and cabinets (milk shakes) to name a few. Happy March from our weird and wonderful state to yours!​

the JAVA Skin Care Team
xoxo

JAVA VISITS RICKY’S NYC

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What a week! The JAVA ladies were lucky enough to visit 4 Ricky’s NYC stores in 3 days, sharing our all natural skin care along side the rainbow of beauty trends this iconic New York beauty store has to offer (as well as doing a little shopping of our own!). And we weren’t in bad company either, with the likes of supermodel Gigi Hadid and Malia Obama seen with the famous pink and blue shopping bags in hand this past week! Who knows, maybe there was some JAVA in there!
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Ricky’s NYC is an edgy, ultra-hip “beauty shop” specializing in professional haircare supplies, nailcare, unique fashion accessories, cosmetics, and novelties. Ricky’s NYC has been a part of New York’s urban chic culture for over two decades, since 1989. From style-conscious teenagers and their suburbanite moms to Hollywood celebrities and their professional stylists, Ricky’s NYC plays host to a diverse, cult-like following of clientele.
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“The staff at these stores was so knowledgeable about all of the products Ricky’s carries and we are beyond thrilled to be named among them now! I can’t thank them enough for the warm welcome and passion for our products they showed.”
CEO Stephanie Additon

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A veritable one stop super shop for everything beauty, Ricky’s NYC transcends trends while inspiring and emphasizing individuality. Ricky’s NYC’s eclectic offerings make headlines and grace the pages of major beauty publications every month. Ricky’s NYC is synonymous with style, sensibility and funky sophistication.Now New Yorkers can get their JAVA fix by stopping into one of the 5 Ricky’s locations carrying our caffeine creations. We can’t wait to get back to the city to do more events (and shopping) at the store that defines cult beauty!

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You can find JAVA Skin Care at the following Ricky’s NYC locations:
Manhattan:
Brooklyn:
The Java Team  xoxo

JAVA’s Night Out: the Pucker Up Lip Bar

PUCKER Up, it’s February!

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JAVA wants to make sure you’ve got the perfect pucker this Valentine’s Day – or any day – (all natural of course!). So we’ve coupled our prime and plump Demitasse Lip Scrub with FitGlo Beauty’s moisture rich Good Gloss to keep you kissable all February long.

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On February 12th, the JAVA Lifestyle Showroom hosted a special Lip Bar event to help our girls get the perfect pucker from our lip expert, Shelby White.

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If you didn’t get a chance to stop in, never fear. The JAVA Lip Scrub & FitGlow Beauty Good Gloss gift set, are available to purchase in 5 shades! Stop in to the JAVA store at 14 Main St. Wickford, RI or shop on our website: www.javaskincare.com.

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JAVA Skin Care & Fitglow Beauty: A match made in eco-luxury heaven
– organic
-vegetarian
-antioxidant packed

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Coffee infused skincare are wonderful, all natural, coffee based products created to let your skin drink in the powerful antioxidants of the coffee bean.

Fitglow Beauty
Nutrient infused skincare & mineral makeup always cruelty free, non toxic, 7 a natural.

Demitasse Lip Scrub: Inspired by the French Espresso Romano where your espresso shot is served with a twist of lemon, our Demitasse Lip Scrub is a delicious way to smooth and plump your lips naturally, using only five organic ingredients.

FitGlow Beauty LipGloss: Nutrient infused skincare & mineral makeup always cruelty-free, non-toxic and natural.

Shelby White
Freelance hair and M.A.C Cosmetic artist based in Rhode Island. Her work has included New York Fashion Week, Style Week & Jennie Kay.

Indie Beauty Expo – New York City

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What could be better then a day in NYC completely devoted to Independent beauty brands and the lovers of beauty products?
JAVA Skin Care being asked to be a part of it of course.

The Indie Beauty Expo took place at the Altman Building in New York City on August 27th. This event was created to give independent beauty brands the opportunity to interact and make connections with buyers, media and consumers that love green beauty products just as much as they do. These unique small brand companies come from all over the nation to present their clean beauty products at this event. Yes, clean beauty. No chemicals, no animal testing, no toxins and completely stock full of lovely, eco-friendly ingredients to help your skin glow.

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JAVA had one marathon day full of meeting other inspiring beauty lover brands and being able to experience their new green beauty products that are hitting the North American beauty products market.

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Stephanie Additon, owner of JAVA Skin Care with Joanne Starkman of Innersense Organic Beauty
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Steph is big fan of Fashion Superhero Robert Verdi
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So cool to meet Nitika Chopra
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So many great products!

Although the JAVA team was completely exhausted the following day of the Indie Beauty Expo, they had to go to their favorite spot Trattoria Dell’Arte. When in Rome right?

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Perfect ending to a whirl wind of a day spent in NYC.

Much love,

JAVA xo

 

Best of RI – Updikes Newtowne

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Owner and head roaster Mark Additon celebrates being Best of RI with his two daughters, Lilly and May, at the family shop in North Kingstown.
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Updikes Newtowne Coffee Roasting Company opened in 2007 in the small town of Wickford, Rhode Island. Mark Additon is the owner and head roaster and his specialty consists of roasting and grinding small estate coffee from hand picked coffee grown regions located all over the world This coffee is the reason JAVA Skin Care exists.
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This year’s award is doubly exciting because we are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of JAVA Skin Care’s 2014 Best of RI Editor’s Pick for Best of RI Natural Body Products awarded for a Rhode-Island based skin care company. JAVA Skin Care combines organic green coffee extract with argan and almond oils and along with other all-natural ingredients to make your skin glow.

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JAVA Executives Stephanie & Emily enjoying their fresh roasted coffee in their office space at Updikes Newtowne Coffee Roasting Company

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WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 6: 2015 Grammy Awards Luxury Gift Style Lounge presented by Red Carpet Events LA held at W Hotel on February 6, 2015 in Westwood, California (Photo by Jc Olivera/GlobalMediaImages.com)

 

Mark and roaster/barista Graham Davies are proud to accept the 2015 Best SPECIALTY COFFEE DRINKS of RI award. Together with the JAVA Skin Care team, there has been much to celebrate these past year.

Looking forward to another exciting year.

Red Carpet LA Grammy Gifting Suite – Making New Friends

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more to come…