Steph Says ~ Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer have arrived, and I am committed to enjoying e-v-e-r-y last minute of it!

This is my dog Driftwood. He is the JAVA Mascot. He even has his own Insta Page – he loves to get follows @driftwoodyyyyyy. He is a Saint Bern-doodle, a combo of a Saint Bernard and a standard Poodle. I must admit, he is the coolest dog because doesn’t shed, doesn’t drool and has the temperament of a Saint. He is pretty big at 85 pounds, but as gentle as can be. He loves to swim and take baths.

Paddle Boarding Anyone?

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My new obsession is paddle boarding. At the end of my street is a saltwater river that is perfect to paddle board on. We even do Full Moon Paddles. The next Full Moon is August 15th. These evening events are amazing. If you are into paddle-boarding, I highly recommend a this lunar experience. Friends have offered to teach me paddle board yoga, but I struggle with yoga on land…lol…so I’ll pass on that for now, anyway. Here is my recommended Kayak Rental Shop in Narragansett RI: Narrow River Kayaks

The Leo New Moon is Here

Speaking of the moon, we have a New Moon In Leo July 31st. This is going to be a game changer that will take us into August. During this new lunar cycle we’ll all feel profoundly confident putting our dreams and desires in the forefront of our minds and missions. Read more… 

August Product of the Month

As summer races to a close, our skin is feeling the effects of sun, wind and salt water… I have been exfoliating and it makes my worn skin GLOW with new life! 

Our BODY SCRUB blends our signature organic raw coffee argan oil infusion with roasted coffee to create an all-natural exfoliator that smooths, moisturizes and softens skin. Scrub in gentle circles all over the body to quickly remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, instantly making skin look more youthful. Reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and rough patches, and other skin conditions. Can be used on skin imperfections anywhere on the body from the neck down. Shop Now

Because it is the August Product of the Month you will receive 20% off the price on our website.

Steph Says- Beat the Heat

July is awesome in Rhode Island. The weather, the beach and all the events we have keep our days filled with fun. Some on my favorites are: 

The Bristol Parade 

The Annual Bristol 4th of July Celebration began in 1785 when  Rev. Henry Wight of the  First Congregational Church and a Veteran of the Revolutionary War conducted the first Patriotic Exercises. 

We pack our chairs, make a picnic and enjoy the day. 

Fireworks 
We will be at the beach for the Fireworks on July 4th.  Such a fun family day… 

Clam cakes and Chowder 
Monahans Dock, Narragansett RI 

Hands down our favorite place to get the perfect lunch… and the view is spectacular. 

How are you spending July? I would love to here about your favorite things to do. 

During all this fun… please remember to care for your skin. Stayed covered and wear SPF. 

This month JAVA is featuring Body Wash.. Why we love it: 
luxurious bubble 
soothing organic aloe vera base 
moisturizing argan oil 
sweet almond oil scent

Pro Tip: 
Run out of shampoo? Forgot to buy face cleanser? Good thing our body 
wash is the queen of multitasking! Lather up your body, face AND hair for 
beautiful moisturized goodness thanks to all that organic aloe and argan oil 
Also great for a bubble-bath.

20% off Body Wash throughout July

Steph Says~ Great New Partnerships

April is always a busy month…. collaborations and events that have been planned for months finally happen. I would like to share my fun April collaborations:

Narragansett High School Senior Kelsey Urbach has been this year’s intern. She has inspired a new product~ the Mint Lip Duo. We have been working on it for months She participated in formula creation and she had a great focus group of Seniors evaluate the product. The product will on sale at our J.Crew Pop Up April 27th in Rhode Island.

I am also very excited to have participated as a panelist in the Ethical Fashion Forum~Presented by Restored by Design and Senior student team Kayla and Zedekiah from Bryant University Fashion Forum, at Bryant University.

It was an EXCITING and educational evening  bringing awareness to sustainability and ethical fashion; an interactive study of sustainability through a fashion show and panel discussion…

A panel discussion made up of local business owners, professionals, professors, and eco-fashion designers, explored the future of Eco-Fashion, problem solving,  and how to step into a more ethical lifestyle with style!!!! The evening included a “not your ordinaryfashion show… individual local eco-fashion designers presented their work on the runway and included the opportunity to get up and personal, touch and feel, ask what inspires them, hear the stories behind their creativity… giving you stylish alternatives that GIVE to our future in ethical ways…

Featured Eco Designers; Restored by Design, ClothesHorse Clothing, NathaliaJMag, House of Ama. Sustainability Panelist included: Reed McLaren, Jo-Anna Cassino of Flipp Salon, Nathalia JMag, Martha Jackson, Bianca of Clothes Horse Clothing, Stephanie McGovern Additon of Java Skin Care with Yemi Sekoni as MC.

Lastly, we are participating in a Pop-Up at J.Crew in Garden City, Cranston, with award winning Rhode Island Blogger Patty J.

J.Crew and Patty J invite you and a friend for styling, shopping, & refreshments and enjoy 20% off your purchase.  Java Skin Care will be in-store selling our organic coffee and plant-based skincare line!  We are introducing and selling our new Mint Lip Duo for the first time…we are so excited!

Here’s to a great month of partnerships!

Best, Steph

xoxo

Steph Says~ Pucker Up!

“You should be kissed often and by someone who knows how.”

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February is all about the KISS and our Bloom Lip Duo with Rose Petals wrapped in a sweet pink ribbon is the perfect gift..

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.

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XOXO

Special thanks to Shelby White: Makeup and Trisha Kelley: Photography

Please share with your family and friends!

Steph Says~ Happy New Year!

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GRATEFUL!

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.

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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.

Cheers to 2019

Stephanie

xoxo

JAVA~tinis anyone?

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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.

Here is a great recipe from Ina Garten:

2 cups freshly brewed espresso, chilled

2 cups orange-flavored vodka

1 cup coffee liqueur

8 slices orange peel, twisted

Directions
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.

What is your favorite martini concoction?

xoxo

Stephanie

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

 

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