JULY 2019 | Hello Fresh Start

Hello Fresh Start!

You might have seen me post a thing or three about it... WE MOVED!! ;) And it is a fresh start for sure.

Did you know there are SO many uses of the word fresh, and I'm feeling all of them for this space... full of energy, a bright or healthy complexion (YES), a cool and strong wind, water (that isn't salty), new and different, the list goes on. Good-ness.

The thing about fresh starts is that as soon as they are here, they bring with them the biggest to do list: getting the internet set up, paint colors, insurance SO. MANY. LOGISTICS. What I want to remember and you might need this too... is that all of it is part of it. So simple, yet so profound. If I can remember to see that the search for just the right light fixture is connected to having beautiful light in this space and illuminating your beautiful faces and ideas and new connections... well then, I welcome the holy chaos and time consuming search for the perfect light fixture!

Whether the fresh start you're looking for is a big change on the horizon or just another chance to take a breath and start again, let's cheer each other on and remember - all of it is part of all of it. We look forward to meeting you wherever you are on your quest for fresh-ness and a fresh face, as we continue to search for the perfect light fixtures. ;)

Kana

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Favorite Herbs for Fresh Starts

Although I can’t get diamonds all over my body like Cardi B, I can get herbs. Kind of the same thing, right? Both from the earth, both magical. There are several ways to use herbs. You can use the root, stem or petal. They commonly come crushed into a powder as well. You can use any form of them to make tinctures, salves, and tea just to name a few.

Calendula ::

All time favorite herb, it helps with so many ailments. It’s anti-inflammatory, hydrating, helps firm and tone. It also helps the process of regeneration of the cells.

Best Usage: This one is amazing for any scratches or bites. Look into purchasing or creating a tincture or salve with this amazing plant.

Nettle ::

This plant is highly nutritive and nourishing. It is one of the highest nutrient dense plants. It’s packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. This can brighten the skin and boost the immune system.

Best Usage: Steep this and drink it. There really are too many benefits of health of this one to name.

Lavender ::

If liking Starbucks makes you basic, in the herb world same goes for Lavender. Nothing wrong with going back to the basics though. This beautiful, aromatic, purple plant does just about everything. The most notable are reduce inflammation, improves mood and It’s best known for stress relief.

Best Usage: Keep a dried bushel next to your bed.

Remember to approach any new addition to your skincare lineup – all-natural or otherwise – with care. Test a small patch for sensitivity before using all over.


With all the new fresh space we now find ourselves in, we're excited to be even more of a resource for all your herbal and fresh face needs. We have teas, masks, serums, hydrosols... all the things!

We are currently loving our Marble & Milkweed modern chai no. 1. Organic, fairly-traded single origin Ceylon black tea, with organic cardamom & rose petals lending a spicy, floral note. Organic ceylon cinnamon, organic pink peppercorns, organic ginger and South Indian vanilla beans round off a melange that is as lovely to look at as to drink. Slowing down enough to brew up a cup of this loose-leaf chai will soothe the spirit.

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Looking foward to seeing you in The Beauty Room!







JUNE 2019 | Give Us All The Sunshine | The Beauty Room Evansville

First things first... Happy Summer! And it's been a bit, so I want to say thanks for welcoming Anna to the team. It's been a beautiful thing. And we know summer is a season of different schedules and rhythms and more rest and more fun, so we hope you plan to take care of yourself and come see us!


Love the Sun, the Sun will Love You

The sun is not playing any games with us this summer. Most of us are in for something that requires less clothes most days and to hop in some swimwear the rest. We all want a glow from catching rays, but also don't want to end up compromising the only skin we have by roasting it to the point it looks like our favorite leather bag.

Today you get a permission slip. You know the ones you used to get back in the day or possibly the ones you're currently signing for little ones. This permission slip will grant you access to the sun without lingering shame of over indulgence or worse, sunburns for days. The only thing you have to do for a signature is to follow the advice below, and you are well on your way to guilt free fun in the sun.

The Beauty Room has a more holistic outlook on sun protection which means the sun is YOUR FRIEND. The kind of friend that loves you. Which means you need to not abuse it.

GIVE

attention to what you are using. If you are using traditional SPF, be sure to read the labels. You need Broad Spectrum that helps protect from UVA and UVB rays. Honestly, nothing over 30 SPF is going to be more beneficial if you are truly reapplying it when you're supposed to. Plant based oils that have natural SPF are the best route. Think about it... most plants are out here in the sun thriving! It's largely due to sinapate esters. It's totally worth an hour long google search if you want details. We absolutely swear by anything with Red Raspberry Seed Oil or Tamanu Oil for plant based protection.

LISTEN

to your body and how the sun reacts with it. It is really the simplest and best advice. Many want to slather on sunscreen thinking it gives them permission to stay in the sun longer. It does not. Our bodies are designed to tell us EVERYTHING we need to know. Once your skin is feeling pretty hot and you are getting flushed, it's time to head in or cover up.

While this is simple, yet amazing advice, check to see if it resonates with you. If so, follow up with your holistic MD on further advice for alternative sun protection practices.


First Fridays Haynies Corner, E is for Everyone.


It's First Friday Season on Haynie's Corner and we'd love to have you join us at The Beauty Room for what we think is a pretty great vibe. We're going to be doing fierce face rainbows ala Pride Month. You don't want to miss the yummy-ness that is Vegan Eats & Treats. And if you haven't had your aura checked lately or are just obsessed like us, New Moon Mystic is offering their Aura Photography for $30. We look forward to seeing you!


In the month of June we are sharing our current obsession (the intoxicating aroma of Tangerine and Peppermint) with you by way of a free essential oil add-on to any facial treatment. Tangerine is the perfect sunny uplifting scent and Peppermint is the cool-it-all-down compliment. Come enjoy this with us!

We look forward to seeing you this summer! As you book services, be sure to watch your confirmation message for locations. ;)

Letter to Married Couples | Adopt Your Single Friends | According2Kana

Letter to Married Couples | Adopt Your Single Friends | According2Kana

 I never thought having two little kiddos say they miss their Kana, going to the North side of Evansville or having chats with police officers would fill me with love, but it has. I've gotten to experience these things because an already established family wasn't too afraid to let a single girl in.