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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THERE’S A COFFEE INFUSED COCKTAIL FOR YOUR FEET, SO CHEERS TO YOUR NEXT SPA DAY WITH YOUR BESTIES

(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

When is the last time you gave your body a really good scrubbing?

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.

xoxo

Rose Latte Anyone?

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’s favorite 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!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Raindrops on Roses….

…these are a few of our Favorite Things 💖

Happy Valentine’s Day
from the JAVA Skin Care Team!
xoxo

JAVA Bloom

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.

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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 bloom1_square400exceptional 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.
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JAVA Skin Care Lip Duo Bloom –  Visit our website to order

Your lips will thank you – javaskincare.com

xoxo

*The coffee bloom is the fast release of gas that occurs when hot water comes in contact with the coffee grounds.

Healthy Clean for You… And Your Backyard!

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Whether you are a city dweller, live on acres of farmland or have a sprawling backyard in the suburbs, an outdoor shower is certain to appeal to you summertime sensibilities. For sandy feet, muddy dogs, or a  cool spritz on your skin,  a refreshing, eco-friendly shower is perfect on a hot day or under a starlit sky.

But if we are IMG_5772showering in the beautiful outdoors, then we should be as kind to the environment as we are to our bodies, right?

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Most store bought body products we use in the shower are filled with harsh chemicals, irritants, artificial ingredients, dyes, colorants, fragrances and non-biodegradable micro-beads. These ingredients  are not only destructive to  beautiful skin but also to the surrounding environment: the soil the water we drink and bathe in. By using eco-friendly bath products (nudge, nudge, JAVA Skin Care), the water from your outdoor shower  isn’t harmful to your gardens, lawns, pets, wildlife, water systems or your skin.

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The JAVA Body Bar and JAVA Body Scrub are made from all-natural plant-based ingredients to make your skin happy and smooth.  It is textured with biodegradable exfoliating properties created by the addition of roasted coffee.

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Don’t think you’re being fooled by the honey gold color of JAVA Body Wash.. It contains NO harmful dyes and ONLY natural color and fragrances from coffee extracts, argan oil and sweet almond oils. Your skin and your garden will thank you for such wonderful treatment!

Since your already outside, don’t worry about drying yourself off and dirtying another towel, lather on the JAVA Body Serum on your damp skin and let it soak in all the moisture it can get.

Use JAVA Skin Care products to be sure the environment and your skin are JAVA ready for your outdoor shower.

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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Roaster and barista, Graham Davies, prepares a cappuccino

   best_of_ri_coverUpdikes Newtowne Coffee Roasting Company, the home of JAVA Skin Care, has been named the 2015 Best SPECIALTY COFFEE DRINKS of RI by Rhode Island Monthly and we couldn’t be more proud.

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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.

Beauty Heroes Superhero Selection of the Month

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June 2015 | Expert Selection

Double-Shot Body Serum

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“…on a mission to change the way you look at skin care and hair care and sun care and any other beauty product that touches your skin.”

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Beauty Heroes offers a monthly beauty box subscription to first-run, super fresh products. All  selections are completely free and clear of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. Instead, each one is packed with natural Superpower ingredients that activate your body’s very own beauty superpowers like cell regeneration, moisture retention, and the glow of good health.

Sarita Coren of ediblefacial.com says:

“Did you know that over 30 (yes, THIRTY!) experts evaluate the Beauty Heroes products before they’re hand-picked for the monthly delivery? That’s not all. I appreciate the FULL SIZED products that focus on ONE BRAND each month for only $39/month, and the company’s mission to USE LESS heart emoticon LOVE MORE. Plus, you get exclusive previews of products before they’re even launched–like I did with Laurel WPO’s amazing eye serum.

This is the most tasteful selection of products that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing to date! So much so, that I’ve cancelled most of my other subscription boxes (tiny samples are SO not happening any more). Examples of previous boxes include expert selections from Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Bottega Organica, red flower,Mio Skincare, Spa Technologies, and now June’s box with JAVA Skin Care.

It certainly helps that Jeannie Jarnot is not only knowledgeable and discerning when it comes to clean ingredients and heroic spa-quality product picks, she’s also incredibly kind, generous, and likes to be called JJ (like my son smile emoticon ). What more could you ask for?

Oh! How about that they treat the companies that they work with fairly too? Yep. Lots of sample boxes request difficult to fulfill orders from small businesses and never pay those companies a dime for all their work and effort. Not so, Beauty Heroes. They PAY every specialized brand that they work with. I’d say that takes a lot of integrity.

Guess what? I’ve got a special code for you to save $10 off your first month’s box. Wait til you see what’s in store for you in the next few months! I’m jumping off the edge of my seat!! Hope you enjoy, my friends and family. I’m telling you, it is worth it, and the reason why I’m excited to partner with Beauty Heroes as their inaugural brand ambassador.”

Thank you Beauty Heroes