#NationalAestheticianDay Spotlight on Aesthetics by Aleah in #Raleigh #SkinCare #HealthySkin

Did you know October 15 is National Aesthetician Day? Time to shine the spotlight on the skincare professionals who keep us looking our best! I recently found an Aesthetician here in Raleigh, NC and wanted to share all about my wonderful experience with Aesthetics By Aleah

Aleah Pinder offers many treatments from facials, microdermabrasion to microblading eyebrows and hair removal services via waxing.  During my visit, I chose to get the ‘Back Purifier’ services. If you are wondering what that is, it’s like a facial for your back. This treatment is decribed as follows per her website: 

I must say I fell asleep on her warm massage table as I found this treatment to be very relaxing. Aleah loves what she does and it shows in not only the care she provides for skin but the extra relaxation techniques she provides as an add on to your service. For example, I chose lemongrass aromatherapy scents to enhance my treatment. I loved her choice of relaxing spa music and her gentle massage strokes during my back purifier service put my body and mind at ease. We all consider putting our best face forward and often neglect other areas, like our back. She thouroughly cleansed, exfoliated and massaged my back during this unique service. I would tell anyone to treat themselves to this experience!   

 

With specialized training and personalized attention, aestheticians bring out the most radiant skin in each of us. Their knowledge and skills often go unrecognized and yet they deliver superior services every day in spas and medical clinics across the country.  Addressing the complex needs of their clientele, aestheticians rejuvenate and polish even the most sensitive skin. So I am happy to celebrate with Aesthetics by Aleah on National Aesthetician Day and recognize all the care and attention she gives to her clients.

SobeSavvy Tip: Check out these Spa Week specials Aesthetics by Aleah is offering! 

🔸$40 Signature Facial

🔸$50 Microdermabrasion Facial

🔸$50 Back Purifier 

* Deals are ONLY valid October 16 – 21

*All discounts will be applied at checkout 

*Call or book your appointment online 

Aesthetics By Aleah

8368 Six Forks Rd Suite 102

919.696.2494

www.aestheticsbyaleah.com

The skin you want is only an appointment away.  Book your service and treat yourself or a loved one today!  


    4 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR FACE WITH CARE w/ @KneippUSA #Veganfriendly #Skincare #Facecare #Kneipp

    I have always been low maintenance as far as what I use on my face but the products are always high quality. Kneipp meets my quality standards because their products are plant-based, vegan and free from paraffin, preservatives and silicone oils. The brand has a mission to not only provide effective, innovative and natural products but to teach concepts for health and well-being.

    Since fall temperatures are starting to set in, face care is more important than ever to prevent dryness. With products from Kneipp, you can prepare, activate and cleanse your skin with their wide, moisturizing selection. Here are four ways to treat your face with care using Kneipp:

    1. Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” 

    Gently cleanse and remove any make-up without drying out your skin. This cleansing milk contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E, giving the skin a soft, silky appearance. 

    2. Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Face Mask – “Reactivation”

     

    With its combination of natural ingredients and lady’s mantle extract, this face mask provides intensive care. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals, while smoothing and pampering the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance. This facial treatment leaves your skin feeling supple, vitalized and revived!

     
    3. Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Tonic – “Soft Skin” 

    This facial toner gently refreshes and cares for cleansed skin while removing any mask or cleansing milk. It is best for all skin types and won’t dry the skin because it does not contain alcohol.

    4. Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Cream – “Soft Skin”

    Well tolerated by sensitive skin, this face cream contains high-quality almond oil, vitamins A and E, rich shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. This powerful combo of plant-based ingredients makes the skin noticeably smoother and the moisture level of your skin will increase over 24 hours.

    SobeSavvy TipKneipp has products suitable for the whole family and for your whole body! We especially love their variety of body lotions and blends as they  go beyond moisturizing the skin. For example, want a soothing, relaxing moisturizer, get the ‘Lavender’ Body Lotion. Looking to firm and tone your skin while giving it extra nourishment… try “Beautiful Shape’. Take advantage of their 1 year anniversary sale, stock up right now and save $$!

    You can follow @KneippUSA and help celebrate #KneippBirthdayBash for their 1 year anniversary in the U.S ! Also check out Kneipp.com to learn more, shop online and gift yourself (or someone else) to quality skin care. Get ready to put your best face forward this Fall season with Kneipp!

    DO YOU CHANGE YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WITH THE SEASONS? HAVE YOU EVER USED KNEIPP PRODUCTS? 

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kneipp. The opinions/photos are 100% my own.

    Top @Sephora Beauty Gifts for Moms |#MothersDay Gift Guide by SobeSavvy.com

    Disclaimer: I received complimentary product from Sephora for review, however the opinions are 100% my own. 

    Mother’s Day is near and you may be wondering what to get for that special Mom in your life. Whether it’s your sister, friend, or your Mom, celebrate their beauty by giving them some top beauty gifts from Sephora. 

    Sephora is my favorite place to shop for myself as well as others because it offers everything from makeup to skincare, fragrance and tools to provide solutions for anyone’s beauty needs. Plus, if you can not get to a store, you can conveniently shop online. Easy beauty is what Sephora specializes in and what every Mom can appreciate.

    As a mom of a 5 year old, I have selected some of my favorites and must-try products and put together this list of ‘ Top Sephora Beauty Gifts for Moms’ . Check it out!

    For the “Good with her Hands” MOM

    Sephora Collection Hand Mask ($6) + Sephora Instant Nail & Cuticle Care

    I love the instant nail & cuticle care so much that I keep it on my bedside table. This ensures that my nails get a treat before I go to sleep. No more dry cuticles. And because we moms use our hands alot, the hand masks hand gloves are essential to keeping our skin nourished and moisturized. 

    For the “Gracefully Aging” MOM

    Total Age Defy cream for eyes & lips and Total Age Defy cream SPF15 sunscreen

    Since Ill be 44 this year, I started paying attention to products that minimize wrinkles. I am not anti-wrinkles, however I am pro radiant skin. This product works to support natural cell growth and boosts collagen. It absorbs quickly and has a nice moisturizing effect.

    For the ” I See Everything” MOM

    Mixology Eyeshadow Palette ($34) + Eyelash Curler ($16) + Sephora Collection Instant Eye makeup remover ($10)

    Do you know a Mom with eyes in the back of her head? Well why not give her an eyeshadow palette to keep even her 3rd eye on fleek. LOL. Seriously, this is a fun gift for anyone who likes to create their own unique look. It has 18 colors: 9 matte, 9 shimmer that you can mix into endless combos. Add an eyelash curler and makeup remover and you have a eye-catching gift set! 

    For the “Clean Freak” MOM

    Clean Up Nice  ($15) + Color Switch Brush Cleaner ($18) + Sephora Collection makeup brushes

    Sephora is known for their pro brushes and accessories. You can’t go wrong by gifting these because they are not only soft to the skin but effective in applying makeup. Pair these with proper cleaning products and your clean freak Mom will be pleased. Especially with the innovative Color Switch Brush cleaner which is a dry makeup removing sponge that allows you to switch colors without having to switch brushes! 

    For the “Love the Skin Your In” Mom

    Sephora Collection Gentle Melting Body Scrub ($18)

    I love bath products that are nourishing to the skin. A good body scrub paired with a scented candle can turn your Mom’s next shower into a mini spa day. This gentle Melting Body Scrub from Sephora left my skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s not too abrasive and has a wonderful fresh scent. 

    For the ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ MOM

    Sephora Collection Ready in 5 Face Brush Set ($25) + Sephora Collection Eyebrow Editor ($19) + Brow Highlighting Gel ( $12) + Wild Bunch Sponge set ($16)

    Get a pretty box and gather up a variety of products that any Mom can use. Like the Ready in 5 Face brush set, perfect for Moms on the go and compact enough to fit in her purse. Speaking of compact, the Wild Bunch sponge set comes with 4 mini sponges that are perfect for blending concealer and foundation. And lastly, don’t forget the brow essentials like an eyebrow editor kit and highlighting gel. Both can be used to define brows and allows Mom to put her best face forward!

    For the “Alicia Keys No Makeup” Mom

    Sephora Collection Oil in Foam cleanser ($16) + Detoxifying foam cleanser ($16)

    When Alicia Keys announced her no makeup beauty routine, many decided to follow suit and give their makeup the boot. Because Sephora offers more than just makeup, you can find skincare products suitable for everyone. You don’t have to wear makeup to shop Sephora. But if you do wear makeup,  you want to buy a cleanser that will clean your skin thoroughly and not leave it feeling dry. The Sephora Collection of cleansers gently removes makeup, impurites and is enriched with vitamins to nourish skin.

    There’s still time to get to Sephora ASAP for that special gift for Mom or go to www.Sephora.com 

    Happy Shopping!

    #TestimonialTuesday Makeover with @butterLondon & @_iknoGlam + #ValentinesDay Special!

    It’s always fun to play in makeup and get pampered, right ladies? And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, fellas may I suggest you give the gift every girl can enjoy : makeup from butter London and a makeover or shall I say “Glam-Over” by Neely Glam Studios!
    I had the pleasure of experiencing both and wanted to share my Tuesday Testimonial with you. I received samples of butter LONDON, the official makeup sponsor of Project Runway Junior® Season 2, however the following opinions are my own. 

    You only have one chance to make a first impression—and let’s just say, I was impressed with these 2 butter LONDON products. Both of them were featured in an episode of Project Runway Junior® Season 2 where contestants worked with celebrity makeup artist Scott Patric to create one-of-a-kind looks to complement their designs on the runway. The winning look featured an array of butter LONDON products, including the Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Fireworks and BlushClutch in Just Darling.

    I loved the colors in the blush palatte. They were very complimentary to my skin tone and blended smoothly ..like butter..into my skin! It comes with a highlighter pen and in a gorgeous compact. The lip gloss glided on with ease but after application it had a tingling sensation that was uncomfortable. I wonder if that is why it was called Fireworks?!

    I knew my favorite makeup artist in the Triangle would know the answer. So I called up Tanya Neely of Neely Glam Studios to schedule a Glam Tutorial One on One along with a Signature Glam Session. And guess what ladies and gents, she is running a Valentine’s Day Special!!!! See details below !

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    Ms.Neely arrived to my home promptly for my appointment with all her tools of the trade. I was very impressed that she came with her own lighting and plenty of products to choose from. She informed me that the lip gloss had a plumping agent in it which was giving the tingly effect and because I have natural , full lips that she would not be using it. 

    It’s not often that I wear a full face of makeup or get to bat my eyes with false lashes. I only do a ‘full beat’ for special occasions, so I let Ms.Neely choose a look for me. She decided on doing a look called “Safari Sunset”. I loved the hues of browns and golds used as well as her choice of lipstick: a reddish orange matte color called ‘Anna Nicole by Nyxx.I loved the final look especially my brows!

    Before

    After

    Applying blush from the butterLondon BlushClutch

    See more of the behind the scenes and finished look here: https://youtu.be/YhaVYNmG0mI

    So there you have it my Tuesday Testimonial. Overall, I enjoyed my Glam-Over by Neely Studios using some makeup by butter London. Don’t forget, if you are in North Carolina : Raleigh/Durham/Greesnboro/Charlotte, to book your look and take advantage of the upcoming Valentine’s Day special! If you need a MUA for any occassion be sure to contact Neely Glam Studios!

    #WellnessWednesday : Gym Bag Swag Giveaway #bandeodorant #AD #totalrefresh #SobeSavvy

    Hi, my name is Leslie. I am a member of a gym (shout out to LifeTime Fitness) and I love going to Zumba!  It’s a fun cardio workout and with any great cardio class comes alot of sweat. That’s why when I heard about Ban products and how they help you stay fresh, I figured I’d add some new swag to my gym bag!

    I learned Ban Roll-On Deodorant ($4.99),  offers 24 hours of invisible protection against odor causing sweat! The formula that glides on easily contains Ban’s breakthrough technology, which specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) stress odor that other
    antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. I usually opt to use a solid vs a roll on, but
    am excited to put Ban to the test!

    Did you know that Ban has a product that will help your skin feel smooth and silky, not wet and sticky after a workout? It’s called Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29) which work to slick away excess body sweat with just one wipe ! This would be great for after a workout or a touch up throughout the day and fits perfectly in a purse.

     
    Thank you Ban for sending some samples to giveaway to some of my Zumba peeps. I put together this Ban gym bag essentials duo and surprised a few ladies with some new gym bag swag of their own!

    Like I always say….Friends who sweat together, stay fresh together! 

    No matter where you go this season – whether it’s work, running errands or to the gym– Ban products promises to help you stay fresh and smelling clean all day long! Choose from Unscented
    for sensitive skin, Regular for a light and clean floral fragrance, Powder
    Fresh
    for a classic powder scent, Satin Breeze for a feminine touch
    with green and citrus notes, Fresh Cotton for a refreshing floral heart
    with a hint of fruit, and lastly Simply Clean for fresh and powdery
    amber notes with hint of peach nectar! 

    For a full list of scents and additional information, visit www.feelbanfresh.com.  

    #SobeSavvy Reviews @GreenGooHelps #Organic #Skincare #Beauty #HolidayGifts

    ​If you are wondering what to get for the person that has everything, I always offer this Savvy Tip: give a gift that is good for the person’s health and for the environment. You can never go wrong with an organic product promoting self care as a holiday gift! 



    Green Goo ‘s organic skincare line, owned by women & family operated, provides pure, natural and healing ingredients to nourish skin. Green Goo believes in using only the highest-quality, natural, beneficial ingredients the earth has to offer… food for your skin! These products are being used with the Mandela Foundation for their portable hospitals, with World Vision for their Somalia team helping with wound care and even John Hopkins. Your purchase and gift will contribute to offering clean products around the globe ! These natural products come in a variety of travel packs that are perfect for anyone on your wish list. Here are a few that would be good for the Travelista, Outdoor Enthusiast, Fitness Buff , New Mom or Anyone in your life !

     Skincare Travel Pack

    Traveling can wreak havoc on your skin. Keep your face clear and radiant with this travel pack.

    • Lip Balm – Comes with Citrus Zest and Sweet Honey 100% all natural lip balm to nourish, protect and hydrate cracked lips.
    • Face Wash –Cleanses and nourishes skin while preventing blackheads and pimples.
    • Skin Repair –Naturally treats puffy eyes, dark circles, minor burns, scars and wrinkles.
    • Solar Good –With 30 SPF sunblock and 40 minute water resistant, you’ll stay moisturized and protected.

     First Aid Travel Pack

    It’s better to be safe than sorry. Stay prepared while traveling with this handy kit.

    • First Aid –Portable First Aid offering symptom relief replacing more than 20 of your traditional first aid products including cuts, scrapes, sunburns, bug bites, even poison ivy and cold sores!
    • Dry Skin – Soothes extremely dry skin such eczema, psoriasis and hot, itchy flaky rashes and makes for a great heat to toe moisturizer.
    • Skin Repair –Treats sunspots, wrinkles, and scars with aloe Vera and vitamin E and a nightly anti-aging facial moisturizer.
    • Pain Relief –Helps with bruises, inflammation, sore muscles, joint pain and sprains.

     






    Outdoor Travel Pack

    Perfect to bring to all outdoor activities: backpacking, biking, climbing, camping, skiing, rafting, and gardening and more.

    • First Aid –For dry cracked hands and feet, insect bites, poison ivy and cuts.
    • Pain Relief –Helps with bruises, inflammation, sore muscles, joint pain and sprains.
    • Lip Balm –100% all natural lip balm that nourishes, protects and hydrates cracked lips.
    • Bugs Be Gone –An outdoor bug spray repellant that keeps mosquitoes, gnats, flies, fleas and ticks away.

     

    Deodorant Travel Pack

    Stay confident through all of your traveling adventures.

    • Available in 4 different scents Lemongrass & Sage, Rose & Geranium, Lavender &Thyme, and Unscented.
    • Infused with calendula flowers.
    • Provides maximum odor protection.
    • Anti-fungal, anti-yeast and anti-microbial.
    • Aluminum-free.
    • Arrow root used as antiperspirant. 
    • Pure essential oils for aromatherapy. 

     

    Mama & Baby Travel Set

    Moms everywhere love this travel set. It has everything they need and can be easily thrown in their purse or diaper bag.

    • Belly Balm -Great for stretch marks, dry skin, itchy skin.
    • Baby Balm -Treats baby acne, soothes diaper rash and  gently moisturizes from head to toe.
    • Nursing Cream -For breastfeeding moms who need to soothe their sore and tender nipples.
    • Sitz Bath Tea Bag -Relax with a delicious cup of tea, it’s an ideal treat for postpartum care.

    Any of these products in the travel sets can be purchased individually at www.greengoohelps.com and make great stocking stuffer gifts! 

    I enjoy using the Lavender & Thyme Deodorant. It has a fresh scent, fits perfectly in my yoga bag and gives natural odor protection anytime , anywhere! For all of you who plan to be in the gym as your New Year’s resolution, this high performance 100% percent all natural deodorant will have you fresh & dry all day!

    Lastly, I must tell you how much I love their lip balm and suggest you buy some now to get those lips ready for those kisses underneath the misletoe! I don’t want cracked, dry lips EVER especially during the cold months. I tried the Southern Butter Do It Naturally! Lip Balm and my lips feel so nourished and moisturized from all the natural ingredients in it such as: coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter. It has a slight vanilla and cinnamon smell which are known to be aphrodisiac scents.Needless to say, my husband loved it too! Like the label says, it’s intoxicating !

    What kind of organic beauty products do you plan to buy for yourself or others this holiday ? 

    #TransformationTuesday: How to Get Glowing #Skin, #Detox From Within !

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    Change in weather, diet or stress are just 3 of the many things that can wreak havoc on one’s skin. After the new year began, I found that my skin had lost its glow and for a reason why I did not know!

    I began the year with a resolution to reintroduce healthy habits into my lifestyle. I tried a detox body treatment for the first time at Exhale (read about my pamper me session  here ! )  So it was quite a surprise to me when last week, my face became red, flaky and itchy. It was just overall uncomfortable. Was it eczema ? an allergic reaction? psoriasis? seborrheic dermatitis?..I did not know! What I did know was like the picture below.. my skin was SAD 🙁

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    I researched the internet and decided I would do a detox for my facial skin. My breakout occurred in my Tzone area (forhead, nose,chin)  and looked at the facial map as a map on where the problem may lie.

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    OK by the looks of it something I ate may be the culprit so let’s do a detox. I decided upon Dr. OZ‘S 3 DAY Detox as it was simple, took little time and prep, cost was minimal, easy to follow and had rave reviews.

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    The shakes were easy to make and I looked forward to the breakfast and dinner one. Lunchtime was most challenging but I knew I was giving my body what it needs via the leafy greens to combat what was going on with my facial skin.

    To understand the importance of detoxing, here are a few graphics that breaks it down as to why everyone should try a detox for the skin.

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    All you need is a weekend and this past 3 day weekend made it possible along with my suppostive husband and my willpower to do what is good for me from the inside out !

    So here is my before, during (where I applied this honey/nutmeg mask that I loved as well)  and after of the past 3 days.

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    I hope I have inspired you to try a detox and encouraged you to love the skin you are in! Remember beauty is skin deep … it starts from within. This Transformation Tuesday treat yourself to a skin detox!

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