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
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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.

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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.

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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.

The Perks of JAVA part II


Working for a company that provides endless cups of local, fresh roasted top_400highcoffee is enough of a reason for any barista to get up and go to work – but once in a while there are other tasty perks that I get to drink in as VP of JAVA Skincare.

As you may have heard, WE ARE GOING TO THE GRAMMYs!  So, while I consider myself to be relatively fashion forward, working for the skin care of StyleWeek NORTHEAST and all, I knew I had to step up my style game for our marvelous events in Los Angeles this coming February.

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Enter Nick Pini, my style superhero.  Featured designer of StyleWeek NORTHEAST and avid JAVA Skin Care user, the fantastic PINI hooked me up with not one, but FOUR outfits for our fabulous four days in LA.  He even let me into his creative inner sanctum to try on some of his sweet duds.  Here’s a little bit about my favorite RI designer:

“PINI, born in 2013, is the namesake womenswear label lead by designer Nicholas Pini. The inspiration at the heart of PINI is to create & celebrate the new California girl. Driving with the top down, palm trees in the sun, feeling like you’re famous & living while we’re young. That is the PINI world. The clothing incorporates intricate and richly hand-sewn embellishments that become a signature of the line, as do ‘cheeky’ and ultra- feminine silhouettes. The brand embodies characteristics of both East & West Coast styles with its laid back & youthful spirit.” (Nicholas Pini, pini.co/about)

And for my options:

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I know, I know, they are ALL perfect!

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But worry not if you aren’t going to be in LA for the Grammys. You can have your own party with Grammy-worthy fashion courtesy of PINI.  Click here to shop Pini.co or find select fashions at Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield or at the Arcade in Providence.

The PERKS of JAVA part I

Our trip to the GRAMMYs

RHODE ISLAND – JAVA Skin Care, LLC is proud to announce that it will be a featured item in the 57th GRAMMY swag bags given to all GRAMMY Award WINNERS and PRESENTERS on February 8th .

JAVA Skin Care is one of only a JAVA15_grammy1_v2_webhandful of brands chosen to be featured at the upcoming Awards out of several hundred brands vying for the honor.

JAVA Skin Care will also be featured at the GRAMMYs gifting suite event, produced by Red Carpet Events LA, a premier producer of exclusive events for major award shows.

GRAMMY winners and presenters will be treated to JAVA’s Discovery Collection, which includes Coffee Bean and Raw Sugar Body Scrub, Green Coffee Infused Body Serum, moisturizing Sweet Almond Oil Body Wash, and Exfoliating Body Bar.

So you haven’t been tapped as a GRAMMY nominee this year? Despair not! You can get the same JAVA swag as the celebrities at www.javaskincare.com. Also, follow us on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ways to stay connected to all the excitement using the hashtag #JAVAredcarpet.