You’ve probably noticed that all of us here at JAVA Skin Care“LO💖E” coffee (although “love” may not be a strong enough word). What you might not know is that some of our products are directly inspired by our team’sfavorite coffee drinks. So, when we tried a Rose Latte for the first time, we knew the aromatic combination of coffee and roses would make a heavenly combination for a lip kit – and the Bloom Lip Duo was born!
And now, we’re dropping some barista knowledge on you and showing you how we make a creamy, caffeinated, floral rose latte:
Pulling a perfect shot of Espresso – Layer finely ground fresh coffee into your portafilter and use your tamper to press the grinds down with approximately 30 pounds of pressure to form an even surface. Next, insert your portafilter into the espresso machine and place your cup underneath. When you press the button to brew the shot it should take about 20 to 30 seconds to complete. The brew should start out dark and change into a golden brown foamy liquid called the crema.
Infusing the Roses into Milk – Add about 8oz of the milk of your choice to a frothing pitcher with a tablespoon of organic dried rose petals, then heat and froth the milk to approximately 150 degrees, infusing the flavor of roses into your milk.
Build your Drink – Add your shot of espresso to your mug, then strain the milk on top of the espresso making sure to that steamed rose petals don’t make it past your spoon. Spoon any leftover milk foam on top. Crush a pinch of your organic dried rose petals and then sprinkle them on top of your latte.
Now take a totally Insta-Worthy picture of your creation and enjoy. Then grab yourself a JAVA Bloom Duo so you never have to be far from the exceptional aromas of coffee and roses ever again!
Winter is in full swing here at JAVA Skin Care HQ in Rhode Island and all this COLD weather means the team is stepping up our beauty routines to keep our skin hydrated and glowing all season. Luckily, JAVA’s got everything we need!
As the temperature falls, the humidity in the air drops. The dry cold air evaporates the water from our skin leaving our hides feeling dry, tight and flaky.
There are two crucial steps to keeping as much moisture as we can in our skin: Exfoliation and hydration.
Make sure to wash your body and face with a moisturizing wash or bar soap. It is important to hydrate every chance you get during these dry months!
Exfoliating removes dry dull skin cells from the surface of our skin to facilitate moisturizer absorption. If you skip exfoliating, moisturizers can get stuck in the rough outer layer of dead skin cells, preventing the healing and hydration from penetrating into our skin. So, basically not moisturizing your skin at all and also wasting product.
Once you’ve given yourself a good scrubbing, it’s time to get your moisturizing on. Take advantage of the water you are already putting on your skin everyday by smoothing serum onto wet skin after cleansing (this not only seals in moisture but it also makes your product go a lot further!)
With JAVA, you can feel good in your own skin all winter long!.
Here at JAVA Skin Care, we are not only concerned with healthy skin care. We have also made a commitment to help support a healthy environment. That’s why we source Smithsonian Bird Friendly Certified Coffee for use in our skin care products.
But what does that mean? It means that our coffee has been grown using organic methods that help protect both the bird community and the environment. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has developed the only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification available: Bird Friendly.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There you have it – be sure to follow Jennifer for the latest in fashion and entertainment.
We are are so excited to share a brand new product offering with you,
just in time for Valentine’s Day!
We received such a great response to our Demitasse Lip Duo,
we couldn’t help but make another variety.
Introducing JAVA Bloom Lip Duo featuring a
Rose Petal and Coffee Lip Scrub and Tinted Lip Balm.
Few things can comfort the soul quite like the smell of freshly bloomed* coffee,
except perhaps for the aroma of freshly bloomed roses. Our 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.
Our JAVA Bloom 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.
JAVA Skin Care Lip Duo Bloom – Visit our website to order
On Thursday, January 28th we officially welcomed
to their new home in the
JAVA Lifestyle Store – 14 Main Street, Wickford, RI
Kathy McGovern and Beth Melfi restore and re-purpose industrial tools, hardware and architectural salvage into magnificent one-of-a-kind artwork and home/office furnishings.
The launch party was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and begin new relationships. And, well you know, the JAVA ladies are always up for a good party…
JAVA Lifestyle is all about bringing together beautiful eco-luxury products – JAVA Skincare (of course), artisan jewelry, recycled hand bags , and so much more – to create a unique shopping experience where all of the gorgeous display pieces are also available to take home. Yeah, we thought you’d like that.
The JAVA Lifestyle team had a great time sharing our new home with our wonderful eco-luxury community. Our store is very special to us — we hope you’ll stop by soon and find out why over a great cup of coffee!