Stylish Sun Hats

Take cover with these smart hats designed to help block UV rays.

frankie106The "FRANKIE" The classic fedora-styled hat has been popular for decades. Features a wide, grosgrain ribbon trim around the crown detailed with the Wallaroo side pin. Velcro adjustable inside the hat allows for easy sizing. 3" brim.  Buy at www.wallaroohats.com $38

coolibar sun hatCoolibar SUN HAT Reinforced 3" brim holds its shape, even after packing or crushing 24" circumference Terry headband wicks moisture away Ultra-soft, durable lite SUNTECT® fabric Rated UPF 50+  Buy at www.coolibar.com $35

Daphne-Sun-Hat-DetailSunGrubbies DAPHNE sun hat.  The versatile Daphne sun hat is made of raffia straw and has a black bow that ties in the back. The 5" wide brim with interior sweat band offers excellent sun protection.  Certified 50+ UPF/ 98% UV Blocked.  Buy at www.sungrubbies.com $25.60

Mia-Packable-Travel-Hat-Detail2Sungrubbies Mia Packable Travel Hat The ultra-lightweight, feminine, versatile and easy-to-pack Mia Sun Hat is the perfect travel companion.  This ribbon hat has a 5 3/4" wide brim that can be worn with the brim rolled up when walking on a windy beach or angled downward for maximum sun protection when relaxing in a sidewalk cafe.  It comes with an interior drawstring adjuster for a perfect fit and a chin strap that can be easily removed for a more sophisticated look. 50+ UPF / 98%+ UV Blocked  Buy at www.sungrubbies.com $34

Lavender Love is April's Monday Deal

Lavender Love$60 Monday Facial Deal

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Lavender has long been known for it's healing and calming properties.  Some other benefits include: healing, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and circulatory stimulant. Your skin benefits when bacteria are kept in check due to the antiseptic properties of lavender essential oil.  This means you will have fewer acne breakoutsand infections. Your skin heals faster too! When inflammation is reduced there is less skin redness and blotchiness of the complexion. Your skin looks more evenly colored.  Lastly, when the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil an increase in blood flow means more nutrients being brought to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and benefits more frequent cell turnover.

Enjoy our Lavender Love Enzyme Facial which includes minor extractions and is topped off with a Lavender Mint yogurt mask to sooth, hydrate, and calm.  This facial is beneficial to ALL skin types.

Microdermabrasion may be added to your chest or hands for an additional $10 per area.

Monday facial deal appointments book up fast so don't wait to call 407.893.3933 or visit our website at www.skinstudioorlando.com to schedule. 

Monday deal may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.  Cancellation policy is 24 hours before appointment.

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myths vs. truths about chemical peels

Quick, what's the first thing you think about when you hear chemical peel?  Do you think back to an episode of Sex in the City when Samantha's face was a red peeling snake?  Do you think of hiding indoors for a week...two weeks?   Due to an extensive amount of misinformation from the internet and various forms of media, most people do not know the truth of what to expect from a professional chemical peel treatment. At SKIN STUDIO, we proudly use PCA skin and their amazing line of chemical peels.  PCA uses a progressive rather than aggressive approach to skincare. " PCA SKIN professional treatments are scientifically formulated to gently stimulate, firm and tighten skin.  Advanced ingredients are carefully blended and work synergistically to remove dull, damaged surface layers without the downtime often associated with chemical peels.  PCA SKIN products and professional treatments are designed to work synergistically to target and treat troublesome skin conditions at the cellular level ." So what are some of the top Myths associated with a chemical peel?  The PCA skin blog beautifully answers these questions and more. Skin should “peel” after having a peel treatment – As clinicians, many of us have had the experience of treating a patient with a chemical peel, after which they come back to you and say, “Your treatment didn’t work because I didn’t peel.” Visible exfoliation doesn’t determine the efficacy of treatment. Generally, healthy skin has less visible exfoliation. Exfoliation often takes place at the cellular level and is not always apparent to the naked eye. Conversely, some patients’ skin is so impacted that it can take a few peels to loosen dead cells enough to allow them to shed. Typically, these patients will see little or no peeling initially, and then see sloughing after a few treatments. Using analogies that a patient can relate to can be an incredibly useful tool when explaining to a patient why they may not peel. For example, feeling drowsy after taking pain medication is a side effect, just as peeling is a side effect to a chemical peel; some people may feel drowsy when taking the medication and some may not, just as some may experience exfoliation from a peel and some may not – either way, the efficacy of the medication or peel is not contingent on the side effect. To read more, follow the link below to the PCA skin blog http://smartskinsolutions.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/mythstruths-about-chemical-peels/ If you've been curious whether or not a peel is right for you, SKIN STUDIO offers a FREE skin consultation to design a plan around YOUR goals, budget and skin concerns. Mention this blog post and take $40 off your first PCA chemical peel at skin studio. (may not be combined with other offers, deals, packages, or promotions.  $40 off promo will expire 3/31/13.  Free skin consultation is required before all chemical peels, unless you have been treated previously at skin studio.)            

March Pot o' Gold Monday facial deal and more!

March is my birthday month!!!  Celebrate with TWO specials from skin studio

MARCH $60 Monday facial deal Pot o' Gold Facial

Lemon Zest Enzyme:  Exfoliate and brighten the skin with the antioxidant and brightening benefits of lemon.  This enzyme contains 8% arbutin, 6% lactic, 3% glycolic and 2% kojic and promotes deep hydration that protects from environmental damage while relieving the surface signs of aging.
Goji Berry Yogurt Mask: Goji Berry is a rich source of vitamin C and firms the skin.  Yogurt moisturizes, smoothes and stimulates cellular regeneration.  Cucumber calms irritation, leaving the skin soothed, hydrated and healthy.  This mask is perfect for all skin types, especially dry skin in need of firming.
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This facial includes extractions.  Add a microdermabrasion hand or neck treatment for an additional $10 per area.
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BIRTHDAY MONTH BONUS DEAL
Every TUESDAY in March
Buy one waxing service get second area 50% off.
(discount will be taken off service with equal or lesser value.  does not apply to existing package deals.  )
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These spots fill up fast!  Call our office at 407.893.3933 or visit our website
to book online.  Tuesday wax promo not available online.

Fresh Start with FRESH skin at SKIN STUDIO

January 2013 $60 Monday DEAL REVITALIZE with PCA Skin
T heraputic Papaya Enzyme

PCA Papaya Enzyme combines a powerful combination of papaya puree and additional
fruit extracts from lemon, orange and apple to brighten a dull complexion and effectively reduce hyperkeratinized cells, leaving the skin with a healthy glow. Green tea, vitamin E and honey reverse oxidative damage while drawing moisture to the surface of the skin, keeping the skin soft and hydrated. This results-oriented therapeutic mask is appropriate for all skin types and conditions.

Want to add Microdermabrasion to your hands?.....add $10
 Want Microdermabrasion added to your chest?..... add $10


ADDITIONAL JANUARY SPECIAL
 now until January 31st, 2013

Purchase one PCA skin friendly chemical peel at $130 & get your second peel for $30!
(that's a savings of $100!!!) 

Both peels will be purchased at the same time.  Your first peel must be  scheduled 
within the time window listed above.  If you have not had a skin treatment at 
SKIN STUDIO, a free consultation will be required before your first peel.  This 
does not include the post peel kit, but it will be available for purchase.  Not 
available for online booking, please call our studio to schedule. May not be
combined with other discounts or promotions

These appointments will fill up FAST!  Please call our office to schedule. 407.893.3933

 or visit www.skinstudioorlando.com
to book online

May not be combined with other offers or discounts.

Happy Holiday DEALS from skin studio

Another year is coming to a close and I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  My life has been forever changed by your consistent support and endless amounts of laughter we share.   Today I remind you that I am thankful for you believing in me, my business and my vision.  I hope this magical season brings you all the Joy and Happinessthat life has to offer!

Tis the season to be GLOWING! Here are the specials I am offering for the month of December

by popular demand.....HELD OVER December $60 Monday DEAL Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme Facial

You will not want to miss this delightful combination of our limited edition Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme and Vanilla Clove Hydrating Mask. Great for all skin types, this anti-aging combination is sure to delight the senses as well as give the skin a soft, healthy glow.  This facial DOES include extractions.

Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme: This anti-aging enzyme is packed with antioxidants, while sugar cane gently exfoliates for refining skin tone and texture. Glycerine and yogurt will moisturize and firm the skin. Vanilla Clove Hydrating Mask: This hydrating mask is packed with antioxidants and hydration. Glycerin & mushroom hydrate, firm & improve skin's tone. Clove, vanilla, & mangosteen & cranberry are potent antioxidants & scavengers of free radicals, and also possess antiviral/fungal/bacterial properties
Want to add Microderm to your hands?.....add $10 Want Microderm added to your chest?..... add $10
  DRUMROLL please............ Because I KNOW this will make your season bright, here's an additional bonus to treat yourself December 1st - January 31th.     Purchase one PCA skin friendly chemical peel at $130 & get your second peel for $30!   (that's a savings of $100!!!)  Both peels will be purchased at the same time.  Your first peel must be  scheduled  within the time window listed above.  If you have not had a skin treatment at  SKIN STUDIO, a free consultation will be required before your first peel.  This  does not include the post peel kit, but it will be available for purchase.  Not  available for online booking, please call our studio to schedule. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions These appointments will fill up FAST! Please call our office to schedule 407.893.3933 or visit www.skinstudioorlando.com to book online Monday Deal May not be combined with other offers or discounts

November Monday Deal at SKIN STUDIO

November $60 Monday DEAL
Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme Facial You will not want to miss this delightful combination of our limited edition Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme and Vanilla Clove Hydrating Mask. Great for all skin types, this anti-aging combination is sure to delight the senses as well as give the skin a soft, healthy glow.  This facial DOES include extractions. Cranberry Sugar Cane Enzyme This anti-aging enzyme is packed with antioxidants, while sugar cane gently exfoliates for refining skin tone and texture. Glycerine and yogurt will moisturize and firm the skin. Vanilla Clove Hydrating Mask This hydrating mask is packed with antioxidants and hydration. Glycerin and mushroom hydrate, firm and improve skin's tone. Clove, vanilla, and mangosteen and cranberry are protent antioxidants and scavengers of free radicals, and also possess antiviral/fungal/bacterial properties
Want to add Microderm to your hands?.....just add $10 Want Microderm added to your chest?.....just add $10
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I will be taking VACATION time in November.  I am unavailable November 13th-19th and 21st-25th.   The following are dates available for NOVEMBER Monday Deal. Note: I have included one Tuesday since I will be gone for one Monday.

NOVEMBER DEAL DAYS: Monday, November 5th Monday, November 12th (one opening left) Tuesday, November 20th Monday, November 26th


 May not be combined with other offers. Book online at www.skinstudioorlando.com or call 407-893-3933 to schedule. (Tuesday, November 20th may not be booked online) BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY deals to be announced SOON!!

Park Avenue Fashion Week "event crawl"

College students, brides to be, and office workers have the "PUB crawl" but last week here in Central Florida I experienced the Park Avenue Fashion week "event crawl".  Fashionable events, trunk shows, designer showcases, fundraising happy hours, all in one weeks time.  This girl lived on champagne and tasty appetizers!  Those are two of the major food groups, right?

Here are some of the highlights from the week!

While waiting for my Orlando Fashion Society friends at LUMA, I was sipping my champagne enjoying the sites when I started to hear the unmistakable thump of a marching band.  The streets were closed off, but I assumed it was for Fashion Week. Silly me ....it was for Winter Park High School Homecoming Parade! I love a good parade!  The homecoming queen and king waving energetically to their fans, the cheerleaders all dancing to the same beat and the parents watching with joyful expression.  I miss Friday night football games, maybe I'll have to tag along with some of my friends with kids someday soon!  

Moving on......

You had me at HOT shirtless men outside on the red carpet!!  Traffic stopping and eye popping, SEE hosted an event called "VOIR" which featured the latest trends in eyewear.   You can find many of the looks in ELLE, GQ, and VOGUE magazines.  Gary Lambert did an AMAZING job styling the models hair and Catalina Brummer was equally as impressive with makeup!  Did I mention the Hors d'oeuvres by Truffles and delicious cocktails from Maxines on shine!   Yes please!!  Orlando Fashion Society members Catherine Sands and Michelle Marks joined me for the evening.     Congrats to everyone involved!!  This girl had fun and had to go home right after your party!  Weeeee weee weeeee weeeeee  

Peroni Italy "The FASHION blackout" at LUMA on Park

Fashion, charity, Peroni and did I mention FASHION.  The entire week leading up to the Park Avenue Fashion week runway show boasts parties and trunk shows up and down the Avenue.   LUMA on park was turned into a fashion runway and late night hot spot for Peroni Italy's "THE FASHION BLACKOUT"

Amy Runyan, owner of SKIN STUDIO, and Michelle Marks of "about town with Shel", both representing the Orlando Fashion Society, were happy to attend and cover this event.  The $20 donation at the door went to the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Luma provided the amazing food, Peroni provided a complimentary cocktail, and there was even a photo booth to capture this "blackout" party.

Glitz, horns and a hard edge ruled the runway.  Models sported many looks but kept a party vibe throughout the show.

The show was produced by Fused Fashion and runway designs were samples from K. Hendrix fall collection.  Runway hair provided by Prive Salon with makeup artists Alan Almada, Kristin Nugent, Jennifer Nicole Beverly and Sheri Michelle Models for the evening were provided by Abfab Model Management.

Congratulations to all involved on a VERY successful event.

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Models in K. Hendrix assisted by Angela Compolongo. photo credit Marlene Turner
Models backstage in K. Hendrix. Photo credit Alexis Perry

Lancôme Génifique Day is here!!

Génifique Day is here!!Friday October 19th Lancôme will donate $7 from your purchase of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate or Lancôme Eye Light-Pearl™ to benefit research and treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital! From Lancome: “Lancôme introduces Génifique – our serum that intensely hydrates and promotes skin’s natural exfoliation, a characteristic of young skin. Result:  Visibly younger skin in just 7 days. Skin looks as if lit from within – breathtaking radiant. Its youthful quality returns: cushiony soft and velvety to the touch. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even, its texture dramatically refined.” Could you pass up on that AND a chance to help sick children? We couldn’t either.  OFS board members Su Laing and Amy Runyun (skin studio) met with beauty expert Mickey Willimams and the staff of the Dillards of Florida Mall as they worked their skincare and makeup magic with Lancôme to support Génifique and St. Jude’s. It was a pleasure to meet Mickey and see her passion for all things beautiful as she did BFF makeovers, meet with the team from both Lancôme and Dillards and get educated on the latest makeup trends and Lancôme products! And yes…we shopped. Any purchase of $35 or more gets you an amazing gift bag filled with goodies chosen for your skin and beauty needs!! As the holidays peek at us and we plan to guard our skin against the winter chill, (even here in Florida), please take the time to let spoiling yourself help children in need. Visit Lancôme on Génifique day! http://www.facebook.com/lancomeUS?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/MickeyWilliamsBeauty?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/OrlandoFashionSociety?fref=ts

Looking good is hard work!Mickey Williams does her magic.OFS members Amy Runyan and Su Laing with Beauty Expert Mickey Williams
OFS members Amy Runyan and Su Laing with Beauty Expert Mickey Williams
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Fashion for Feathers

Orlando Fashion Society board members Michelle Marks and Amy Runyan (skin studio) attended Fashion For Feathers on Monday October 15th held at Maxines on shine Benefiting the Pipiol Angels. It’s such a pleasure to see FASHION behind a PASSION Pipiol Angels help to provide learning supplies to children in need both locally and internationally. The Pipiol Angels’ mission is to mentor, to inspire, to develop hope and to create opportunities for the young people to achieve excellence and to become productive citizens. This mission is fulfilled by planning, organizing and hosting community events, and by providing training and education to the youths. Image With 100% of proceeds benefiting the charity, Orlando’s finest were out to support.  The event featured Live Steel Drum Music, Capoeira Performance, Desserts by sweet 12, DELICIOUS food tastings courtesy of Maxines on Shine and fashion show with clothing from PlanetTogs and J. Hilburn A big congratulations to Florida Fashion Lab for organizing a successful event!  For more information about Pipiol Angels you can visit their website at www.pipiolangels.com Image Image Image

Better skin with retinols

Feeling blah with your skin?  Need a lift, a boost, a moment of sanity?  Retinols to the resuce!  If you're noticing fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation, you're missing out if you're not using a retinol.  Retinol is an effective ingredient that will help you achieve happy, healthy, YOUTHful skin.

Here are the TOP 5 REASONS you should be using a retinol

Retinol rejuvenates the skin. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and helps skin produce collagen.  Collagen is a natural component of skin that gives it a youthful, plump appearance. Retinol gives skin a healthier appearance. Retinol can help reduce discoloration, wrinkles, and fine lines. Plus, it can improve skin texture, tone and color for younger-looking, even skin. Retinol stimulates cell turnover.  Exfoliating is essential if you want healthy, youthful-looking skin. By exfoliating dead skin cells, new, healthier cells are able to come through. Your complexion will also look smoother!  A layer of dead skin cells on your face makes it harder for products to penetrate , so regular exfoliation is important for ingredients to absorb effectively. Retinol improves acne. Dealing with aging skin AND acne = double the stress!  You're not alone, 50% of adult women are affected by acne.  Fortunately, because of retinol’s exfoliating benefits, it can help treat acne. That’s because dead skin cells can clog pores and contribute to acne. By getting rid of dead skin cells, retinol improves and prevents breakouts.  That's a DOUBLE Yay!! Retinol is less irritating than retinoids. My skin is NOT ready for PURE vitamin A, or retinoid, from a dermatologist.  I peel, turn red and stop using the product before I see the benefits.  Sound familiar?  Retinoids are more potent than retinols but are not for everyone.  Retinol is gentler because it gradually converts to retinoic acid, which is the active ingredient in prescription treatments.  Retinol is ideal for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin and those trying retinoids for the first time. Ready to get started with a retinol in your nightly routine?  Skin Studio has you covered with products from PCA skin!  They launched two NEW Retinol products this year and they're receiving rave reviews! Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex This potent corrective serum features restorAtive complex, a unique blend of stabilized retinol and phyto-retinol that provides numerous age controlling benefits. It replenishes vital moisture- binding components and provides superior antioxidant action to help achieve healthy, youthful skin. Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night The power of 0.5% pure retinol paired with phytic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol and gluconolactone delivers the ultimate nighttime treatment for those prone to breakouts and hyperpigmentation. This exceptional formulation provides unsurpassed corrective benefits for the fastest results possible without a prescription. Intensive Age Refining Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night Highly potent 0.5% pure retinol paired with a host of anti-aging, hydrating and soothing agents offers outstanding age control benefits. This exceptional restorative nighttime treatment effectively increases collagen and elastin production, reduces free radical damage and prevents the occurrence of future visible aging, delivering the fastest results possible without a prescription.

     

Macy's Fall Style Presentation

On Friday September 28th I attended the Macy’s Fall style presentation held at the Mall of Millenia. I was a LUCKY recipient of a VIP ticket courtesy of Working Women of Central Florida (WWOCFL). The night was hosted by Robbie Laughlin of E! news and J from J’s Everyday fashion . The theme of the night was to discover trends everyone’s “falling” for. The show gave us a first look at the Anne Klein “leo legacy” dress worn 4 different ways along with other must have FALL looks. The hosts kept the audience involved with a “who’s wearing it better” competition. Leo Legacy Dress I had the chance to meet both Robbie and J after the fashion presentation and got to mingle with some fabulous WWOCFL ladies. Did I mention I won the book “The new secrets of Style”?! I guess it helps to be sitting front row and center when a trivia contest happens! Macy's Fall Fashion A night of Fall fashion at macy’s with A glass of champagne makes for one happy girl! If the leaves would start turning colors and the temperature outside would cool off, all would be right in the world! Until then, I’ll be finding ways to sneak in fall fashion trends here in “WAY too hot” Florida.      

OCTOBER = pumpkin enzyme facial at skin studio!

All month long on every MONDAY we feature a "Delicious Deal Facial" offered at $60. (normally $80-$90) OCTOBER $60 Monday deal PUMPKIN ENZYME FACIAL PUMPKIN lattes, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin enzyme facial!!  Many of you look forward to the season of the pumpkin ALL YEAR....and I can't blame you.  The October Deal at skin studio is one of my all time favorites!   FALL in love with our pumpkin enzyme facial! Packed with Vitamins A and C, this enzyme will exfoliate and reduce oil while you enjoy the wonderful smell of pumpkin and orange.  A  15% pumpkin concentration, it dissolves dead skin while orange provides a  beautiful glow to the skin.  This facial includes extractions and will get you into a "fall" state of mind. Want to add Microderm to your hands?.....just add $10 Want Microderm added to your chest?.....just add $10 May not be combined with other offers.....delicious deal facial available on Monday only. Call our office to schedule 407.893.3933 *NEW** monday deal may now be booked online at www.skinstudioorlando.com These appointments book up fast, so don't wait to book your PUMPKIN ENZYME facial!  Hope to see you soon.  

Skin studio September deal....Microdermabrasion!!!

All month long on every MONDAY we feature a "Delicious Deal Facial" offered at $60. (normally $80-$90) September $60 Monday DEAL MICRODERMABRASION FACIAL Out with damaged summer skin and HELLO to an even complextion for fall. Labor Day is upon us signaling a shift in seasons (or so we hope here in florida).  Start FALL off with our Microdermabrasion Facial at SKIN STUDIO!  Includes either diamond tip crystal-free microdermabrasion (no extractions) or manual microdermabrasion (includes extractions). Microdermabrasion helps to remove surface skin imperfections, giving the skin an even and polished appearance. It is an effective acne treatment and reduces scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Overall result leaves the skin smooth, soft, healthier and more youthful looking. Want to add Microderm to your hands?.....just add $10 Want Microderm added to your chest?.....just add $10 May not be combined with other offers.....delicious deal facial available on Monday only. Call our office to schedule 407.893.3933 The MICRODERMABRASION FACIAL special is the most popular, so don't wait to schedule your treatment.  Hope to see you soon!