It's all about the love at SwizzleSticks this February! Love is such a broad word and although we often just think of February as Valentine's Day and romantic love, this year at SwizzleSticks SalonSpa we are celebrating ALL LOVE, ALL MONTH LONG!!
We absolutely LOVE our neighborhood! Over the decades we have developed some pretty cool connections and we are so excited to be a part of Kensington Love Month! Be sure to enter the Love Kensington Your Way Contest for a chance to score an amazing package that the winner gets to curate their way! Check it out #kensingtonlove
One of our values at SwizzleSticks is to have Intention with everything we do. That’s what pushes us to create amazing partnerships and relationships in our community. For our drink of the month this February, Nathalie, owner of Kensington's @vinestyles, has found the most amazing Dry Cava from Spain for us! True Colors Sparkling Wine has us feeling so much love, especially because the company’s mission is to “celebrate who you are” and they donate $2.00 per bottle sold to Pride Spain! Jump on the #dryfeb train, sip some dry cava and feel the love knowing you are supporting Pride and Local Businesses!
The famous Ru Paul says it perfectly “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?”
What have you done for yourself lately? How do you fill your cup? Is it a 20 minute morning meditation ritual with your favourite coffee? A solo brunch date or a nice long walk?
Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, increased connection to those you love has been proven to increase feelings of happiness and belonging and it all starts with you!
This month connect with yourself, find something that you love and do it just for you!
If you love Spa then be sure to book in for a Stress Less Massage for just $109 or a Custom Wellness Facial for just $99! Both of these services are on special when you come in before February 29th! We look forward to helping you connect with yourself, but perhaps your lover might want to join you as well!
** Limited space available and booked on a first come first served basis! See you in Spa!**
At SwizzleSticks we are totally obsessed with the Kevin Murphy product line! There is so much in the line to love, including a brand new way to love our planet! Kevin Murphy is the first of its kind to be repurposing the mountain of plastic filling our oceans and we are proud to share their Ocean Waste Plastic initiative with you. You will start to see many of the Kevin Murphy products you love in packaging made from 100% Ocean Waste Plastic!
To celebrate our love for KM, all month long, when you buy 3 Kevin Murphy products you get the 4th for free! We will see you in the Store!
Another new year is here and if healthier and more sustainable choices are on your list of intentions for 2020 then be sure to come into SwizzleSticks SalonSpa this month as we celebrate JANEuary once again!
Jane Iredale cosmetics have been recommended by dermatologists around the world for over two decades for many reasons. The best part of this product line is the high level of natural and organic ingredients used to compose the line. Making Jane Iredale Skin Care Cosmetics one of the cleanest lines on the market!
Did you know that 7 of the products have received the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation? That means that while you are glowing through the makeup and looking fabulous, you are also protecting your most precious skin from the ever-harmful effects of the sun! The mineral makeup line also has natural anti-inflammatory agents which will help calm and soothe the skin post-treatment. Hello, age prevention!
Jane Iredale is a real person, who over two decades ago decided to create the brand that promotes skin health after seeing so many actors suffer from terrible skin reactions due to the performance makeup of the time. Jane Iredale forged her way out of the theatre destined to create a makeup line that is actually good for skin, while delivering flawless results.
The minerals in the makeup line are not microscopic, they have a larger size that is bigger than our skin's pores. This means that while some brands may actually seep into the skin's barrier and cause adverse reactions such as acne, Jane minerals sit on top of the skin's surface like the scales on a fish, they overlap onto each other creating a base that continually allows oxygen to reach the skin, so that your biggest organ is always breathing! Phewf!
Most of the products in the line have multiple uses, like the Pure Pressed Powder can also be used as a concealer, and finishing powder! Speaking of concealers, it is recommended that you apply your concealer after applying your foundation, as the coverage from Jane’s minerals is so amazing that you will find yourself needing much less concealer this way.
Some of the commitments Jane has made are incredible and include organizations such as Greenpeace, The Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, The Green Spa Network, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and they have an annual fundraiser for the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation. All of these commitments keep the Jane Iredale line connected to the most important sides of humanity and ensure a sustainable future for decades to come.
Are you new to Jane or interested in trying some of the line? We are excited to welcome you to the store to give you a free makeup consultation and color match! Come see why Swizz Loves Jane and for the month of January you will receive an additional 15% off any purchase over $99!
Seriously, we are all over this gold trend and gold leaf is such a fun way to enhance your festivities! Simply prep the hair with hair spray or gel on the area you are wanting to adorn and sprinkle or tap in the gold (or silver) leaf with a small makeup brush! We recommend starting small to control the application, then add a little hairspray over top and voila!
Sometimes a simple braid, as the main event, is all you need. Other times, a secret hidden or dainty braid is just enough to feel special. Want to take it a step further? Tie a beautiful scarf into a four-strand braid! *Expert tip* - prep the hair with some texture powder spray like Bedroom Hair by Kevin.Murphy and pull out the braid to make it more fulsome, try to pull the outside edges to not disrupt the entire braid!
Nothing says holiday party like a little sparkle! Glitter can be so easy to add to a hair style by simply sprinkling it on from the jar. We love using 24 Karat Gold Dust from Jane Iredale for this! Would you rather contain that sparkle? We are going crazy over the cute violet and gold Bobbi Pins that come with Kevin.Murphy’s Shimmer Shine this holiday season!
Jewellery and Decorations
Have one of great-grandma’s blinged-out brooches collecting dust in your room? What about an old string of pearls? If you can’t bring yourself to wear these family heirlooms on the regular, try them in your hair for a fun holiday party! These enhancements look amazing intermixed in an updo, or they can act as a head band to keep it more house party casual. Alternatively, so many decorations this season are wire with berries or greenery, which can be used to showcase a more natural and wintery vibe!
Not into accessories? Try a fun new shade for the Holidays! There are so many exciting temporary colours to choose from. However, we warn you that once you start you might take this experimentation with you into the New Year, but we promise you won’t mind! We especially love this fuchsia for the season!
@AlexisKarpiak - SwizzleSticks Silver-Level Stylist