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Back to School: All the Beauty Essentials You Need

August 19, 2016

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Pens, notebooks, schedules, even the perfect first day of school outfit — you probably think you’re all set for classes. Well, we’ve got you covered on the beauty essentials front. To help you look and feel your best as the new school year approaches, we’ve rounded up our must-have products aka everything you need. From haircuts to teeth-whitening pens, treat this guide like your beauty syllabus.

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Products

New In: SweetCheeks Minimizes Appearance of Cellulite

August 18, 2016

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Fact: We sit — a lot. Between commuting to the office, working at a desk, or even just lounging in front of the TV, we spend a lot of time on our backsides. One study suggests that, on average, we sit for up to seven hours a day! Sitting for extended periods of time can not only lead to serious health issues, but it can also be a factor in getting cellulite.

It’s time to put your sitting to good use with SweetCheeks.

What is cellulite?

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Cellulite is the bunching of fat cells that push against the connective tissue and causes the epidermis to pucker or appear bumpy and dimply. This problem can affect both men and women and is commonly found on the back of your legs and around your hips.

 

How does SweetCheeks work?

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Our newest product, SweetCheeks Cellulite Massage Mat, temporarily increases local circulation to help decrease the appearance of cellulite and can assist in relieving muscle aches, pains, and spasms. The patent-pending technology in these mats works by leveraging your body weight against the mat’s textured surface to deliver an effective manual massage to your backside. After sitting on this mat for 30 minutes, take a walk around the office or stretch. You’ll notice a slight flush in your skin along with slight impression marks. These will disappear within the hour and will leave you visible results you’ll like.

Shop these mats at your favorite milk + honey location.

News, Products

Don’t Miss Out on Our Cream Deodorant Special!

August 17, 2016

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Into The Gloss writer, Alex Beggs, tried all three of the milk + honey deodorants and gave it a real New Yorker seal-of-approval.

They passed a 97 degree subway ride in which I had to hold on to the overhead bar, which means I was confident enough to expose the seated riders below me with my prickly pits. I never thought I’d make the switch from drugstore, aluminum deodorant to this hippie stuff, but I’m a convert.

Now, it’s your turn to take our Cream Deodorant for a test drive, and we’re sweetening the deal:

Take $5 off your cream deodorant order on milkandhoney.com with code: INTOTHEGLOSS

*Offer valid through September 30 on Cream Deodorant orders made via milkandhoney.com only.

News

Today is National Relaxation Day

August 15, 2016

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Busy schedules, meetings, rush hour traffic are part of the daily grind. But today, let’s make a concerted effort to treat ourselves with kindness — it’s National Relaxation Day. This “holiday” is all about taking some time for yourself and, in our opinion, you definitely deserve a massage, facial, body treatment, or anything that screams (quietly), “relaxation.” To help you get into the spirit, we took a poll and asked our Spa Partisans how they like to unwind.

The results are in!

 

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In 1st place, our Spa Partisans plan to end the day enjoying a nice glass of wine.

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After a day of providing amazing customer service, many of us enjoy watching Netflix or surfing the web.

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As you might have noticed from our #WellnessWendesday Facebook post, we love practicing yoga. Today, take some time to meditate with our 2nd Street District massage therapist, Lala, who provided us with this relaxing yoga sequence.

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Last, but certainly not least, our Spa Partisans love to unwind with good book at the end of the day.

 

 

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Products

Introducing Laser Cut Jewelry by Molly M. Designs

August 15, 2016

Featured in InStyle, Martha Stewart, and Refinery29 (to name a few), we’re excited to announce Molly M. Designs is our newest accessory line, available exclusively at milk + honey River Oaks. Hailing from the Mission District of San Francisco, Molly McGrath began as an architect before becoming a jewelry designer. After working with a laser cutter on several projects, Molly recognized the machine’s unique potential to make one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her beautiful pieces are derived heavily from her architectural background along with a combination of material exploration and a passion for creating new laser-cutting techniques. Along with her jewelry, you will find her artwork on the walls of our 2nd Street District, Hill Country Galleria, and River Oaks spas.

Shop this accessory line exclusively at our milk + honey River Oaks location.

News, Wellness

What Is Cupping?

August 11, 2016

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You may have noticed that some of the greatest Olympic athletes — ahem, Michael Phelps! Alex Naddour! — are sporting some rather odd-looking marks on their backs and shoulders. No, they’re not giant hickeys nor are they part of some new tattoo fad. Those small, circular marks are the result of a healing technique called “cupping.” We asked Jamie, massage therapist at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria, to give us the lowdown on cupping — what it is, why athletes are utilizing it, and why it’s good for you.

What is cupping?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine modality that has been around for thousands of years. Cupping does, in fact, involve a cup — attached to a pump. The technique increases blood flow and helps to heal sore muscles.

Why are athletes, like Michael Phelps, cupping?

Athletes use it because it helps increase muscle recovery by helping to eliminate lactic acid and toxins from the muscle layer. By pulling the blood to the skin’s surface with suction, it allows for new oxygenated blood to help restore the tissues. That said, it’s not only useful for athletes. Most sports injuries stem from overuse and/or misuse of a muscle or, in some cases, lack of use. For example: if you have neck and shoulder pain that limits your use of your arms, cupping can help reduce muscle tension and help improve range of motion while helping to reduce inflammation by moving lymph fluid.

Is cupping for you?

Often times, clients come in feeling stressed, but after a cupping session, they leave feeling like a weight has been lifted! Cupping is great for shoulder, neck, and back tightness and pain — and is also amazing for releasing tight hamstrings, calves, and quads from running, sitting at a desk all day long, driving, and daily exercise.

Interested in trying cupping? Call 512.236.1115 to schedule an appointment. We offer cupping upon request.
Photo: Instagram user m_phelps00

Makeup, Products

Our Youngblood Top Picks

August 3, 2016

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We’ll cut to the chase: Youngblood is the makeup line that you need in your beauty bag. Traditional cosmetics products are filled with synthetic colors, artificial fragrances, alcohol, petroleum, and other harsh chemicals, all of which you won’t find in this premier mineral makeup line. Plus, you won’t find talc in any Youngblood products. Talc is used as a filler in cosmetics and clogs pores, drying out and irritating your skin.

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