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!
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.
JAVA Tribe members are already posting their (or their visiting, inbound relatives) Thanksgiving travel pictures. This will only pick up in the coming days so we thought to touch upon some overlooked situations during the holiday that will take more of a toll than normal on your skin, and so you can prepare, or tell those visiting you to prepare, for the next 10 days.
Air travel – probably the number 1 assault on skin. The longer the flight, the worse. Dry air, confined quarters, dehydration from little being offered in drink during the flight – we assume most of us are flying economy!
JAVA solutions for Air Travel – before and after your flight: JAVA Eye Serum, JAVA Body Serum, JAVA Double-Body Shot Serum, JAVA Lip Balm.
Thanksgiving Day Cooking – the heat of the kitchen with the sudden cold of needing to go outside to throw out trash, then the food cooking and releasing microscopic oils, dust, and other particles into the air and onto the skin, and an occasional burnt finger, the price of a fabulous dinner is paid for by your skin!
Cold Weather – we have seen many posts from our Tribe who live in northern parts of the USA. Snow already from Colorado to Chicago to Washington DC!!! Snow also means dry air and cold temperature, each doing its part to crack skin and to make itchy, flaky skin. So if you live there full time, or are visiting, get prepared now!
Our solution to all of these Holiday Issues…JAVA Skin Care of course. Let our products sooth and comfort you all season long.
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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.
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!
At JAVA we’re always trying to make healthier lifestyle choices – and we made a REALLY good life choice when we started working out at Jtab Training with our friend Joey. We’ll admit, it had been quite a while since we’d had a regular exercise routine and the thought of getting back into the swing of things was more then a little intimidating. Lucky for us, we found a fantastic guide back into the world of fitness and now we’re not only feeling stronger and healthier, but we actually look forward to working out!
Joey Taraborelli is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. At Joey’s gym, JTab Training, he offers a variety of programs available to fit every need, schedule and comfort level. From private to group classes, high school and college sport training, the awesome trainers at Jtab will work with you no matter your fitness level. With customized nutrition plans and open gym time available, you will build muscle, decrease body fat and live healthier as you tone your body in a safe and encouraging environment.
We sat down with Joey to find out more about training, opening a gym and of course coffee:
What inspired you to open your own gym? “I was inspired to open a gym ’cause I really wanted to help people get strong, and gain confidence in themselves. I was also sick (still am! haha) of the myths in the Fitness Industry that people believe in. (Need “cardio”, don’t lift heavy (for females mostly), you can’t get “cardio” from lifting, lifting is dangerous…. Reality is it’s WAY more dangerous to be weak!)”
What is your Training? “My philosophy is lift heavy weights, get strong, get healthy and don’t eat like an idiot (eat like an adult). What that really means is I want people to be strong, fit, and to eat the way they “should” be eating, LOTS of protein, as much greens as they can get in and limit carbs and alcohol.”
What is your passion outside of the gym? “Passion outside the gym is easy, hanging out with friends. Also enjoy watching my athletes’s games, playing volleyball when I can, and of course watching my Superhero movies and shows! HULK SMASH!”
Your favorite JAVA Product? “Favorite JAVA Product is the scrub, I have lots of dark scar spots and it helps smooth out my skin organically and without chemicals.”
How do you take your coffee? “Coffee black with stevia (cold brew when I can)”
Learn more about Joey and Jtab Training at https://www.jtabstrength.com/ and Start your journey to a better lifestyle today!
Fall is here in Narragansett Rhode Island and while we are known for our beaches October brings a whole new kind of beauty to the state. My favorite things to do to ring in this new season are:
- Watch the leaves change color – Just driving down the road can turn into zen moment.
- Visit a Pumpkin patch – The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown is one of my favorite places to spend a fall afternoon. It is so beautiful this time of year!
- Picking Dalhias- My daughter’s beloved grandfather Papap was a prize winning dahlia grower and always had the most stunning garden. These flowers hold a special place in our hearts.
- Making the switch to hot coffee – There is nothing better then drinking a fresh brewed coffee on a crisp morning. Adding an apple cider donut is always a welcome treat (but don’t worry, I’m still working out with Jtab!)
A new fall experience I had recently was meeting up with Best of RI Blogger Patty J for a fun collab at Perfectly Nailed Salon in East Greenwich, RI. The owner- Jessica has put together a JAVA pedicure that is decadent. She invited Patty J and I for the afternoon and we were pampered to the max. Check out Patty Js blog and give Jessica or Bianca a call to schedule a JAVA pedicure for a special treat. It is a must do- if I say so myself- lol.
My go to product for October is our JAVA Body Wash. Seriously hydrating from the Raw Coffee & Argan oil infusion and Aloe Vera. All our ingredients are gentle to the skin so if you tend to dry out this time of year (like I do) our Bath Wash is a wonderful edition to your routine. But we don’t want you to smell like a cup of coffee (not that that is always a bad thing lol) so our bath wash is full of sweet almond which makes bath time a truly aromatic experience.
To try either a mini or full size wash click here and use code OCT2018 for 10% off.
Stephanie Additon is the Founder/CEO of JAVA Skin Care, LLC, a Rhode Island based all natural skin care company with a coffee-centric vibe. Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients.
(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
We recommend using JAVA Body Scrub everywhere from the neck down about twice a week.
Here are a few reasons why:
Instantly makes skin look more youthful and healthy
Helps to unclog pores, remove excess oil and helps prevent ingrown hairs
Helps moisturizers penetrate deeply instead of getting stuck in dead skin buildup
Makes for a more even application of self tanner
Boost circulation and cell turn-over
Reduces the look of dark spots and other skin imperfections
It feels great!
Never forget this important step to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Ground coffee makes an excellent natural exfoliater, but we think your scrub should be doing more for your skin. Quality ingredients make all the difference.
JAVA Truly Body Scrub is filled with moisturizing oils including argan, safflower, and sweet almond, to nourish and heal skin. Infused with organic raw coffee, our scrub is packed with antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and help correct skin imperfections.
We only use organic, fair trade, and shade grown coffee that is roasted and ground at ourcoffee roasting company. Our scrub does not contain any synthetic fragrance, color or preservatives.
Use discount code SeptBlog at checkout for 10% off your purchase through September 30th.
Ingredients: artisan roasted organic coffee, organic sugar, safflower oil, organic argan kernel oil, organic green coffee, sweet almond oil, vanilla essential oil, honey absolute, rosemary extract, tocopherol, siam benzoin absolute
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Emily O’Donnell is our Global Director of Innovation. She reads the pulse of the beauty market and keeps JAVA Truly on course with the latest trends. Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with caffeine and antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients.