Archive for October, 2013

AVEDA Holiday Gift Sets 2013…Coming in November!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Admin

Yes, that time of year is quickly approaching. Before you know it we are in a mad dash to get all of our holiday shopping finished. A fabulous gift to give your loved ones, friends, co-workers, postal server (or even yourself), is a gift set from Aveda.

There is a gift set for every budget, not to mention some of these sets have limited edition products or scents!

Gift sets will be available starting November!



Here are the 2013 AVEDA Holiday Gift Sets

Give Warmth

Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Warmth $39 

Aroma containing certified organic ginger, ginger lily and clove


Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Twinkling Eyes $38

Eyeshadow Mini in Gilded Sun, Nepali Night, Snowcap & Plum Twilight; Face Color Snow Lotus

Give Soothing GS

Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Soothing $44

Shampure Body Cleanser 250ml  & Body Lotion 200ml

give soft hands gs

Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Soft Hands $27

Hand Relief 40ml, Hand Relief Grounding Ritual Aroma 40ml & Hand Relief Rosemary Mint Aroma 40ml

Give Smiles GD

Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Smiles $19

 Edition shades of Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Himalayan Snow & Winter Berry

Give Relief GS

Gift Set

Give Relief $58

 Relief 125ml, Travel size Hand Relief 40ml, Foot Relief 125ml & Travel Size Foot Relief 40ml



Refresh-Mint GS

Gift Set

Give Refresh-Mint $37.50

 Mint Shampoo 250ml, Conditioner 200ml &  Lotion 50ml

Give Great Shaves GS

Gift Set

Give Great Shaves $31.50

 Men Composition 30ml, Shave Cream 40ml, Dual Action Aftershave 25ml

Give Calming GS

Give Calming

Give Calming $38.50

 Body Cleanser 50ml, Smoothing Body Polish 75ml & Replenishing Body Moisturizer 125ml

Give Baths of Beuty GS

Limited Edition Gift Set

Give Baths of Beauty $52.50

 Composition 30ml, Body Cleanser 125ml & Body Lotion 125ml

Give Spa Nights

Gift Set

Give Spa Nights $69

Smoothing Body Polish 75ml, Replenishing Body Moisturizer 125ml, Soothing Aqua Therapy 6oz, Calming Body Cleanser 250ml & Foot Relief 40ml




Pumpkin: Nature’s Powerhouse

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Shelby Lee

Finally, it’s that time of the year again: Crisp morning air, cozy sweaters, deep fall colors and of course, pumpkin flavored everything! Although pumpkins are ideal for carving jack-o-lanterns, making pie and house decoration, there are many health benefits you could be missing out on simply because you didn’t know! So, set down the Pumpkin Spice Latte and keep reading because I am about to drop some knowledge and improve your health one pumpkin at a time. 😉

1d1e5345682d232eafc55bbec642c6b7Begin your new relationship with pumpkins by never again throwing the pulp away. Pumpkins are a great vegetable with a lot of nutritional value. This low-calorie food offers lots of vitamins including A, B6, C,E and Magnesium. Magnesium prevents abnormal blood clotting, as well as helps strengthen the formation of your teeth,bones and the formation of your heart . Pumpkin also strengthens the immune system, helping to prevent colds, the flu, other types of infections and even may reduce the risk of cancer.

Don’t think you can get away with throwing away those pumpkin seeds either! When eaten raw, they provide essential nutrients for healthy skin and wound healing. Pumpkin seeds are among the few foods that increase in nutritional value as they decompose. Seeds stored for more than five months show a marked increase in protein content. They area the most alkaline forming seed and are high in zinc, which makes them a natural protector against osteoporosis. Also, pumpkin seeds contain good quality protein and area an excellent source of  Vitamin B.

Looking for a natural sleep aid? Eat pumpkin seeds. They contain the amino acid trytophan, which converts to serotonin, giving you a great nights sleep. Sweet dreams!

Pumpkin Seed Pesto


  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 large bunch of fresh basil, minced
  • Juice half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 clove fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree.
  2. Transfer into pot on medium heat. Stir until warm.
  3. Serve over salad or raw zucchini pasta.


 Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1cup water (sub 1/2 cup soy milk for extra creaminess)
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg and ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Combine oats, water, pumpkin and spices in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once oats begin to boil, turn heat down to low and stir.
  2. Let simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated and oats are cooked.
  3. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  4. Top with maple syrup, soy milk and pecans.

Fall 2013 Hair Color Trends

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Ashley Slaats

It’s fall! My favorite time of year! I love to watch the leaves change to fabulous shades of yellow, orange and red. Why not take inspiration from the changing of the leaves to transform your hair color this season? No matter what shade your hair is, make it richer. This fall, keep it “natural” by choosing rich colors that are within a shade or two of your natural color. Keep it dimensional with shades that are within a level or two darker or lighter of each other. Here are some blondes, brunettes and reds that we are loving this season.


Honey Blondes

Warm blonde hues with lighter blonde high lights







Bronde (Brown plus Blonde)

These shades can have ashy or golden undertones. Stay lighter through the face and ends for a subtle ombre effect







Chocolate Caramel

Chocolate brown paired with copper high lights through miss and ends







Cherry Cola

Reds with hues of violet







Support Breast Cancer Research with the Limited-Edition Rosemary Mint Hand-relief by AVEDA

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Admin

As most of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Help the cause while also getting something you’ll love!

Stop in to get your limited-edition Hand Relief  with rosemary mint aroma, and AVEDA will donate $4 of the purchase price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of cruelty-free research. If that is not enough motivation for you, maybe you will like that this limited edition is 19% larger than the original size. Each costs $24.50 for a 5 fl oz size.

Since 2001, your contributions towards purchasing AVEDA products that help to benefit breast cancer research have raised over $3 million! For more information on The Breast Cancer Research Foundation please visit