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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Feel like your skin is looking a little less-than-wow? Are you clinging to some skin care that should have been thrown out a long time ago? Does it make you cringe to think about the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Spring is here, let’s do some clean up! Go Green A green juice cleanse […] Read More

Stress and Your Skin

Stress and Your Skin

Stress catches up with all of us. Whether we’re missing out on sleep or compensating with poor dietary choices, stress affects more than just our mood. Here are just a few of the reasons you should take a deep breath, get your Namaste on and just relax.   Stress is Walking all Over Your Face […] Read More

Do You Know Your Skin Type?

Do You Know Your Skin Type?

You know what color looks best on you, the most flattering way to style your hair; you might even have a “good side” for pics. But when it comes to your skin type, are you sure you’ve got it figured out? We’ve all heard the familiar categories: oily, dry and combination, but are these our […] Read More

Prepping for an Oscar-Worthy Event

Prepping for an Oscar-Worthy Event

You don’t have to be walking the Red Carpet to want to look and feel your best. Whether it’s a black-tie event or lunch with an ex, we all have moments we really want to shine.   Here are a few ways to get all-eye-on-you-georgeous: Pass on the Salt Limit your sodium intake to avoid […] Read More

Love Stinks: Happy Valentine’s Day

Love Stinks: Happy Valentine’s Day

Ok love doesn’t stink. Well…sometimes it does, but regardless of how I’m feeling romantically, February 14th always brings out a wee bit of angst for me. It’s the pressure really, to have this incredibly romantic day on cue. And it’s all so very public. The restaurants are packed with closely placed tables for two, men […] Read More

Get The Gift You Really Want

Get The Gift You Really Want

In a perfect world, my husband would be able to read my mind—at least when I wanted him to. He’d know exactly what to get me for my birthday, that I never mean it when I say, “Let’s not exchange gifts for our anniversary,” and that sometimes, “You shouldn’t have,” is a literal expression of […] Read More

Olga’s Latest Creation

Olga’s Latest Creation

The Science Behind Kinara’s Newly Formulated Flawless Renewal Eye Cream    When we sat down to talk with Olga about her new Flawless Renewal Eye Cream, we didn’t expect to hear she initially didn’t like eye creams. “Most of them are made just like your day or night cream—a silicone feel and not enough substance,” […] Read More

Five Reasons to Spend Black Friday at the Spa

Five Reasons to Spend Black Friday at the Spa

Like many of us, when I see those magical words Marked Down, Limited Time Only, or my all-time favorite, 50% Off, I swoon and all reasonable judgment goes out the window. I can’t tell you how many ugly sweaters, awkward pairs of shoes or promising pieces of exercise equipment I own just because they were “on sale.” I could […] Read More

Confessions of a Naughty Esthetician

Confessions of a Naughty Esthetician

For most of us, flawless skin is a full time job. There is, of course, that rare breed of woman who washes her face with only water, doesn’t appear to have any pores and finds makeup only detracts from her natural glow. I, however, am not that woman. As an esthetician I’ve spent years not […] Read More

Kinara’s Non-Surgical Re-Sculpting Facial

Kinara’s Non-Surgical Re-Sculpting Facial

Kinara’s Non-Surgical Re-Sculpting Facial After almost a year of research we have purchased an FDA approved micro-current machine that we feel is worthy of representing Kinara’s standards. The machine is the Neurotris SX 3500 Series, the most sophisticated medical grade re-sculpting device out there. With 16 channels of frequency, this re-sculpting device communicates directly with […] Read More

Making Your Detox Experience More Effective and More Enjoyable

Making Your Detox Experience More Effective and More Enjoyable

We hear about toxins all the time and have heard frightening statements of the saturation of environmental pollutants and chemicals in the air we breathe as well as in the food and water we consume. Another common reason people venture into a detoxification program is for weight loss. As we learn more about the body’s […] Read More

Welcome Makeup Artist Leah McKendrick, from the Chanel National Artist’s Team

Welcome Makeup Artist Leah McKendrick, from the Chanel National Artist’s Team

As a San Francisco native, Leah McKendrick’s love of beauty naturally led her to Hollywood, quickly becoming a fixture in the fast-paced world of film sets, red carpet events, photo shoots, high-profile weddings, LA Fashion Week and more. Leah has been on the Chanel National Artist team since 2007 where she has worked alongside celebrity […] Read More