Benefit #892 Dog Lovers Unite!

Ok – this is not a scientific report. But we have heard the same thing now from completely different JAVA tribe members.

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Tribe members with dogs are telling us they are getting a ton of kisses from their dog after using JAVA serum. Maybe it’s the fragrance. Maybe it’s the post use glow.

But whatever the reason, it’s always good when women’s best friend wants to tell you how great you look and how great you are!

Stephanie

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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

Travel Hacks: Tips to Beat Jet Lag, Lines, Theft, Hangovers- part 4

So many of us are on the road between Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Years. We have organized email and posts from JAVA Members with clever tips to ease your mind and to make your trips easy.

Visit a local supermarket- It’s one way to boost your vocabulary and feel more comfortable parsing menus in a foreign language. Plus, you’ll walk away with affordable souvenirs that provide more insights into a country’s culture than the airport duty free. Want to take this hack to the next level? Keep the plastic shopping bag. Walking around with groceries (or what looks like them) is one of the easiest ways to blend in with the hometown crowd, wherever you go.

Watch for a flight delay domino effect- Check the FlightRadar24 app to make sure my plane has left its originating city before you head to the airport, It decreases the pain and agony by 50 percent.

X out your hangover- Leave it to the Brazilians to have the most effective hangover cure ever. One JAVA Tribe member recommends Engov, an all-in-one caffeine and painkiller pill you take before and after drinking, stored in a gold, condom like package. It’s so popular, you can buy it on Amazon.

Your hotel room’s most overlooked amenity is the ironing board- Use it as a standing desk, a place to eat, or an activity table for kids. (And let housekeeping worry about your ironing.)

Zap jet lag- Vitamin D is better than melatonin for fighting inflammation, strengthening your immune system, and regulating your internal clock. A JAVA Tribe member who is a flight attendant says you should do as the crew does and skip all your in-flight meals. “At super high altitudes, your digestive system shuts down completely,” she explains, adding that when you deplane, “your body can’t keep up with the culinary backlog.” A travel agent always hits the ground running when she arrives – she goes for a jog.

What is your favorite travel hack?

Safe Travels

xoxo

Stephanie

Raise your mug to Oktoberfest

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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!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 from JAVA SKIN CARE

At JAVA Skin Care, we are passionate about healthy, clean, non-toxic skin care.  Our JAVA team is made up of women who share concerns about products that we all use to keep us clean and comfortable in our own skin.

Follow our blog, “The Perks of JAVA,” in the new year. We will take you on our journey into the world of beauty: how JAVA came about; what we have learned about the beauty industry; who we have partnered with along the way.

We want to introduce you to the ingredients that we use in JAVA Skin Care, share the latest research and provide a history of all-natural skin care. We will also address some of the ingredients we stay away from.

Here at JAVA, we are thrilled to offer all-natural products that are good for all ages – gentle enough for children yet beneficial for older skin.

If you haven’t tried JAVA Skin Care yet, make 2018 the year you do something great for your skin!

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHOWER?

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Bird Friendly Coffee… Wait – What???

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.

When you use JAVA Skin Care, not only are you using non-toxic, all-natural high efficacy products, you are supporting environmentally friendly farms. Read more about this awesome program….

Shop JAVA Skin Care – True Beauty Without Toxins

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Need Help With That “Chicken Skin” Look On Your Arms?

This skin condition called Keratosis pilaris, is characterized by numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris creates a “goose bumps,” “gooseflesh,” or “chicken skin” appearance.

JAVA Body Scrub in a Bowlemily with scrub on arms and shoulder

Our friends and family tell us daily that our JAVA Coffee Bean and Raw Sugar Scrub exfoliates, smooths and  makes the goose bumps dissappear. Why you ask?…because of our signature infusion of green coffee and argan oil loaded with antioxidants that take our scrub to the next level.

Visit: www.javaskincare.comJar of JAVA Skin Care Coffee Bean and Sugar Scrub

 

 

 

No Way JOSÉ

Traveling to New England this week?

Make sure you bring your wellies, a good book, and some JAVA.

We’re expecting tropical storm José which will result in high surf, winds, and heavy rain along the shores of JAVA Skin Care HQ – our hometown of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
It’s a great excuse to do absolutely nothing! Sit back, brew a pot of coffee, and simply take care of yourself.

 

And, did you know:
Narragansett is listed in National Geographic’s list of
World’s Best Surf Towns (photo #16)

Camille – Serial Outfit Repeater

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.


Follow Camille – Serial Outfit Repeater:
Have a great Week
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Jennifer Tapiero – next JENeration

 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

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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. 

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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.

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There you have it – be sure to follow Jennifer for the latest in fashion and entertainment.                          

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