Steph Says: It’s June – Let Summer Fun Begin!!

We are fortunate to live in and work from Narragansett, RI… our beaches have won numerous awards for their beauty. It is a special place that I invite you all to visit.

Travel + Leisure has named Narragansett Beach one of the The Best Beaches in the U.S. for Celebrating July 4th

As I look forward to summer, some of my favorite things are:

Lobster Rolls – we go down to the docks of Point Judith, RI and buy lobsters right off the boats.

We also have amazing places to sit and enjoy the views with a glass of wine. My favorite place is the Coast Guard House… Stunning!

As you may know, I love to garden, and my Peonies are beginning to bloom. I always struggle with wanting to cut them for a table center piece but coming up the walkway to the front door and seeing them each day is such a wonderful experience. I tend to leave them alone; maybe I need to plant more of them so I can enjoy them both ways… note to self: plant more peonies.

This time of year, my skin needs some extra help.  The winter has been cold, the spring has been wet, so I use our JAVA Trio to show off my skin in all my fun summer clothes.

Our JAVA Trio products are used by our spa customers across the country to help reduce the feel and appearance of cellulite and other skin imperfections and maintain a healthier and glowing look.

Each JAVA Trio product contains JAVA’s signature raw coffee – argan oil infusion, packed with caffeine and antioxidants to help you get your skin refreshed and healthier.

The Collection Contains:

JAVA SKIN CARE Coffee Bean and Raw Sugar Scrub – 8 oz.

JAVA SKIN CARE Organic Raw Coffee Body Serum – 4 oz.

JAVA Wonderbar Coffee Exfoliating Soap – 6 oz.

The JAVA Trio is our Product of the Month. Try it for 10% off just by following this link: JAVA TRIO

I would love to hear what you think after you have used the Trio Routine.

Directions

Here is the at-home version of the Skin Smoothing Spa Protocol used in 5-star spas across the country:

Before showering, apply JAVA Body Scrub to dry skin in a circular motion, towards the heart, with even pressure to any “affected” areas (any dimply or less than firm spot on your body, legs, bottom, tummy, upper arms, scars and stretch marks). Scrub gently for three to five minutes. The circular massage will redistribute fat evenly, decrease fluid retention and increase circulation. 

Next, wrap the area with a towel, and let the mixture soak in for fifteen minutes. While you wait, relax; flip through your favorite magazine while the antioxidants and caffeine absorb deep into your skin to detoxify and strengthen.

Shower off to rinse your skin. Partially pat dry – you want your skin to be slightly damp.

Now, massage JAVA Serum into affected areas (and while you’re at it, go ahead and smooth that serum all over your body). Not only will the serum deliver antioxidants and caffeine deep into your skin’s upper layer, it will create a moisture barrier to continue to keep your skin soft and supple all day.

Use the scrub and wrap protocol three days a week until desired effect is achieved. After that, continue scrubbing once a week and use the wrap protocol as needed.

On days that you’re not using the scrub, use Wonderbar Coffee Natural Exfoliating Soap in the shower in a circular massage on effected areas to maintain the fat distribution and deliver caffeine and antioxidants to your skin.

As always, finish your shower with JAVA Serum.

We recommend you use this as a part of your body-bettering routine. Use in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy diet for best results.

This is not a weight or fat loss product or program. Results may vary.

Happy Summer,

Stephanie

Xoxo

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

xoxo

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?

xoxo

 

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

xoxo

 

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.


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Have a great Week
xoxo