Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Lindsey Lindquist

Lindsey Lindquist is a native North Carolinian with a love for all things bright and abstract. She followed a painting scholarship out to Arizona State University and after four years of having (maybe too much?) fun in the sun she came back and put down roots in the Queen City. She is a former elementary teacher currently hanging out at home with her two kiddos under the age of two. On the weekends you can find her teaching painting classes at Wine and Design in Dilworth. Lindsey creates all of her paintings with love (and coffee) during nap time.
Her pieces will be on display through August, don't miss them! 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Beauty Smoothies

Stanley of iMpact color cosmetics shared beauty from the inside out to achieve healthy, glowing skin 24/7.

Rosie Says: Essentials For Summer Skincare

Treat your skin right this summer with these tips from Rosie!

1. Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin
What it does: Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.
When: Perform twice a week on your face and décolleté in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. Daily exfoliation is recommended for the rest of your body.
Bonus: Make-up will last longer on an exfoliated skin!
Don’t forget: After you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF.
Recommended products: PCA Gentle Exfoliant, PCA Rejuvenating Serum, PCA Body Therapy and Perfecting Neck and Décolleté cream
Recommended treatments: Oxygenating Trio, Sensi Peel

2. Keep skin hydrated
How: Up your regimen’s level of hydration with serums containing moisture-binding ingredients. They work best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity.
Recommended products: PCA Total Strength serum or PCA Hydrating Serum
Recommended treatments: PCA Hydrating facial, Intensive Vitamin C treatment

3. Make friends with H20Why: Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!
What you can do: Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
Recommended: Plain and pure water!

4.) When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)
Why: It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen, you must apply enough, and apply frequently. Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should.
How much: A teaspoon for the face. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass.
How often: Re-apply every two hours.
Tip: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.
Bonus: PCA's sophisticated formulas and technology let you select sun protection that works with your skin condition. That means you can choose oil-free, matte formulas, extra emollient formulas for dry skin, or a water resistant formula for sports activities. They are also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as effective UVA/UVB sunscreens.
Recommended product: Weightless Protection broad spectrum SPF 45, Perfecting Protection broad
spectrum SPF 30, Protecting Hydrator broad spectrum SPF 30, Hydrator Plus broad spectrum SPF 30 or Active broad spectrum SPF 45 (water resistant)
5. Soothe over-exposed skin
What: You forgot the sunscreen, didn’t apply enough, or got caught in a sunny spell.
What’s next: Unfortunately, the damage is done, but you don’t have to suffer in pain! Super-soothing botanicals and cooling gels can help prevent peeling and reduce redness and inflammation.
How: Apply cooling balms generously over-exposed skin.
Recommended products: PCA Après Peel Hydrating Balm, PCA Anti-Redness Serum, PCA Silkcoat Balm
Recommended treatments: PCA Pigment Control treatment, PCA Advanced Revitalization treatment

Don't forget to schedule your consultation for product or treatment recommendations with Rosie!