Your Daily Beauty Must Do’s for 2014

  • DRINK MORE WATER

The best way to hydrate cells is to drink plenty of water.  Supplements like fish-oil and  flaxseed-oil, or eating water enriched fruits like cantaloupe and watermelon help a lot; but nothing compares to getting eight 8 oz glasses of water a day for a youthful glow. Drink up!

  • SUNSCREEN WITH SPF 30 OR HIGHER

Researchers have found that driving alone can increase the likelihood of cancer….think about the exposure your left side receives while driving.  So before you go anywhere, slather on an SPF of 30 or higher, such as The Body Bartender Tattoo Protection SPF 30 (https://thebodybartender.com/).  Although developed for the care of skin with tattoo’s, The Body Bartender SPF 30 is non-comedogenic, Paraben free and never tested on animals, but is also safe for the face and all skin types.

  • WIPE DOWN YOUR PHONE ALREADY!

Your cell phone is a breeding ground for bacteria- especially the kind that cause acne. Use an antibacterial wipe on your phone every night before bed.  We especially love LA Fresh Health Hand Sanitizer Wet Wipes.  http://lafreshgroup.com/.

  • MOISTURIZE HEAD TO TOE

Using a body lotion a few times a week is great but applying one every night before bed not only prevents scaly skin but also plumps the Epidermis (outermost layer of cells in the skin) to help create a more svelte silhouette.  Try The Body Bartender All-Over Body Firming Lotion for smooth, less-dimpled skin (https://thebodybartender.com/)

  • TAKE A STRESS-RELIEF BATH

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to de-stress is to slip into your tub with a scoop of Epsom salts and lavender. Try Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Soaking Solution (available at Target for $4.89) for a calming, detoxing bathing experience.  Giving your mind just 10 minutes a day helps your body restore and regenerate.  Don’t think of this as a luxury, think of it as a necessity.

New Year New You?

Four days into the New Year and I already feel “behind” on all the things I said I was going to do differently or change come January 1st.  Isn’t it funny how we, inadvertently, set ourselves up for failure with all our New Year expectations!?!?!   

 
For most of us, ringing in the New Year is about starting over, doing things differently, and hoping for better outcomes. But, don’t you think that it’s unrealistic to make a date for change?  From my personal experience, change comes from within and requires action of your mind EVERYDAY.  A date or “new year” isn’t going to elicit much more but the added pressure to get it all right “this time.”  If your mind set isn’t healthy and the WANT for change isn’t’ there, then nothing about 2013 is going to be different for you. 
 
I propose that we all stop, take a deep breath, and look around at our lives.  Discover what is right and what is working, and focus on that.  Take a minute to reflect on times that brought you great pleasure and ask yourself what you were doing during that time that brought you those feelings of satisfaction or success and try and go about setting your new goals based on these premises.  I believe that when we tap into that which we already posses, we will get more of what it is we want from life.  May you all find or discover what it is you’re seeking.
 
Peace and Love,
 
Heather
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Forty is the new gorgeous!

As I count down the days left of being in my thirties (December 26th, 2012),  I honestly thought I was going to feel panicked and struggle with turning the big “FOUR-O!” But, exactly the opposite is happening….I am filled with excitement, pride, and anticipation of what this new decade holds for me.  I really do believe, even more than ever, that age is just a number.  It sounds so cliche, but it’s true! Image Hello, have you seen Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, and Cameron Diaz, just to name a few???  These woman are more beautiful now then when they were in their twenties; and the confidence “older” woman exude is something to aspire to.

 So, from my soon to be forty year old ass to yours (no matter your age), don’t be afraid of getting older. Embrace who you are, where you’re at in life and be grateful for the lessons you’ve learned and the laugh lines you’ve earned….after all, forty is the new gorgeous. ; )

xo

Heather 

 

My 30-Day Challenge

Hello Body Bartender friends!

As you know, our products are not just cute beauty fixations for pin-up lovers, they are solutions for stubborn problem areas that at the same time nourish your skin. Living a beautiful and healthy lifestyle is very important to me, as I am sure it is to you. I think it’s important to keep your mind sharp, your body moving and your sould at peace. But with constant errands and work and stress, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. With hectic schedules, constant events, and the demands of my attention to loads of details each week, I find I need to reboot my system every few months so that I can be the best, healthiest me possible.

Last month I began a 30-day health challenge as part of my ongoing efforts to set goals for myself. The first step in my 30-day challenge was to determine what one thing I needed to elimate from my life.  I decided that my body needed a break from drinking alcohol.  I certainly don’t think of myself as someone who has a drinking problem; however, as the founder of a body care line, my social calendar was filling up with events that I “needed” to attend as a presence for The Body Bartender. The hardest part of eliminating alcohol was the instant realization of how often alcohol was offered and how huge of a role it plays in our society’s social network! In addition to not drinking, I decided to work out EVERY DAY, except on Sundays when I would rest.

The results: I succeeded and even added two more days to my challenge. In that process not only did I shed a couple of pounds, but I also woke up every morning before my alarm, saved a couple hundered dollars (which I used towards my splurge on a new handbag as a reward to myself);  but, most importantly, my mind was sharp, my skin was clear and my body felt stronger.

Being beautiful is not just about having the perfect body or wearing makeup – it is about how you feel about yourself and what you can accomplish for yourself. I did the 30-day challenge for myself, not for anybody else and I am happy to share my accomplishments with you!

Is there something that you are willing to go without for 30 days?

Heather Losik – CEO & Founder

Beauty: Pink Lips

For an instant chic and flirty look, pink lipstick is our makeup pick for the rest of summer.

We know how much you love your classic red lips, but nothing spells romantic like a dab of this pretty shade. Here are a few tips to rock this look and still look glam:

Go easy on the eye makeup. Of course you can play it up with some fierce eyeliner or voluminous lashes but the rest of your look should stay simple so your lips get all the attention.

Light blush. You’ll want to apply a light or nude-colored blush so that you don’t overdo the pinkness factor.

Choose your best shade. Just like any other lip color, choose a pink that matches your skin tone the best. Ideally, you should ask for a sample, otherwise sample the color in natural light.

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