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The Best of Red Carpet: 2016 Emmys Beauty

September 19, 2016

We interrupt London Fashion Week to bring you a different kind of catwalk, courtesy of Hollywood’s A-list: the 2016 Emmys star-studded red carpet, of course. Last night, we weren’t only taking note of the fashion (or the arm candy), but looking for the “best of” beauty as well. Herein find the looks that will inspire our own glamour manifesto as we head straight for a party-filled holiday season ahead.

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Kerry Washington is always at the top of our “best” everything list and last night? She did not disappoint. The Scandal actress showed off her baby bump in a custom cutout Brandon Maxwell cape dress, wearing her hair long, voluminous, and curly and her lashes equally dramatic. One word: stunning.

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News, Products, Wellness

Big News: milk + honey Products Have Landed in Whole Foods Market Austin!

March 18, 2015

That’s right. Not only can you find us here, here, here, here, and here, but now, we’re officially on the shelves at the Whole Foods Market North Lamar flagship and at The Domain. It’s incredible to see our milk + honey products available in both stores and, of course, it feels great to partner with another Austin-bred brand.

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To celebrate the latest, we’ll be holding two Whole Foods Market demos over the weekend, one at North Lamar on Saturday, March 21 from 11am to 2pm, and one at The Domain on Sunday, March 22 from 11:30am to 4pm. Come by, say “hi,” meet Alissa, sample our products, and get to know your new favorite bath and body products!

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Did we mention you might just see our founder, Alissa Bayer, “hanging” around? She’s featured on the Local Maker posters that greet you as you walk into the store. If you see her, be sure to tweet (or Instagram) us a selfie with her with the hashtag, #hangingwithAlissa.

Thank you for all of your support!

Beauty, News, Product of the Month, Products

Our Staff Picks: March Beauty Favorites

March 19, 2014

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“My favorite service is our new Ultimate Pedicure. Getting a pedicure is usually about maintenance for me: soft feet, seasonal polish and a moment to relax. However, when I finally start to relax, my pedicure is usually ending and I’m left wanting more. The Ultimate Pedicure provides that extra massage and luxury that I am looking for. Almost a full hour and a half devoted to my tired calves and achy feet is the best!” — Teresa S., manager at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“I love Radiance from CosMedix for my daytime serum. It gives me a supple glow that I get compliments on all the time! I strive for healthy skin and Radiance helps me achieve just that. It feels great under my mineral makeup, too. A trick I like to use is to always make sure my face is damp (toner is great for this) before applying serum — this allows you to use less product (one pump is sufficient) and it spreads much easier.” — Brooke M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

“The Signature Plus Facial is a dream come true for mature, stressed, or damaged skin. You enjoy our signature facial with cleansing, toning, extractions, mask, massage and moisture, then are treated to particle-free microdermabrasion that leaves your skin so soft and glowing. This treatment has helped me get rid of hyper-pigmentation and feel more confident about my skin.” — Emilie S., milk + honey HR

“My favorite can’t-live-without product is Kevin.Murphy Young Again oil. It’s great for all hair types and not greasy. It has repaired my damaged ends and continues to keep my hair shiny and healthy. Pro tip: it’s great on dry skin, too!” — Katie A., manager at milk + honey Arboretum Market

“I love Reflect by CosMedix! It’s a spray-on sunscreen that is light and not greasy. With the sunnier summer months approaching, it is essential! It’s the best! The spray-on SPF by Coola is also the bomb. It’s great for chasing down my nephews at the pool and spraying them quickly and easily. My nephew Connor loves it too. He says it makes his skin feel silky.” — Kelley W., assistant manager at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“Designed to thicken and plump thinning hair and prevent hair loss, the Kevin Murphy Plumping.Line helps with hair growth while boosting the appearance of fullness. I can tell an immediate difference in the texture and density of my hair after I shower. It’s milk + honey’s newest miracle.” — Summer L., general manager at milk + honey

“‘A Solution’ in the ResultsRx line is my fave. I love it because it has both vitamin A and alphahydroxys. It helps to break up dead layers of skin and promote faster cell turnover.” — Maureen, esthetician at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“I’m loving the Citrus Blossom Dermabrasion by EcoInventive. This all-organic exfoliant smells great and leaves your skin feeling like you just got a facial. It has a jojoba oil base so it moisturizes while it exfoliates. Pro tip: cleanse using the Citrus Blossom Dermabrasion, then cleanse once more with normal routine for freshest effect.” — Shawn, esthetician at milk + Honey Hill Country Galleria

“Aveda’s Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisturizer is the perfect sunscreen + hydration + skin tone secret weapon for you. Infused with finely-powdered tourmaline, it boosts skin’s energy and radiance and stays on for the entire day — even through exercise.” — Emilie S, milk + honey HR

“Let’s not forget about Fresh Hair from Kevin Murphy – it’s the BEST! I can go much longer in between blowouts because it keeps my hair oil-free and smelling great.” — Brooke M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

“The Ultrasonic Treatment is my favorite. It is a short, relaxing service that leaves my skin glowing afterwards. If my skin is feeling dull, it brightens me right up!” — Chris W., milk + honey HR assistant

“One of my very favorites for perfect natural curls is the Deva Curl Light Defining Gel. With your hair wet, apply a generous amount to your hands and scrunch it up into your hair. When your hair is dry, shake the curls loose – the gel won’t leave any hard or sticky residue! Just soft beautiful curls.” — Alanah M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

Beauty, Hairstyles, Now Trending

Now Trending: The Bob

January 13, 2014

If last year’s hair craze was “the lob” — that’s a long short bob, in case you were wondering — then 2014 is already all about the bob. It’s chic, shapes/sculpts your face, and let’s face it, it’s one of the easier hair lengths to manage on a day-to-day basis. You can do an edgier cut (blunt layers), a softer one (reminiscent of a 1920s flapper bob), or have a little more fun with it and add some ombré while you’re at it.

Look to the most recent slew of celebrities to go short and blunt for proof of its now-trending popularity.

Kristen Wiig

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Julianne Hough

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Reese Witherspoon

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Zosia Mamet

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and Beyoncé, for just a hot second.

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There’s also Michelle Dockery of ‘Downton Abbey,’ Lena Dunham, Elisabeth Moss of ‘Mad Men,’ and Kat Graham of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ doing it too.

Are you feeling the bob? With the New Year-new you resolutions and attitude set into motion, this is the time to experiment. Translation: chop it all off. And we’ve got just the place for you to do it…

Source: getwiigywithit/Instagram, juleshough/Instagram, swartists/Instagram, hamadiorganics/Instagram, beyonce/Instagram

Events, News

Lucky Number 8

January 6, 2014

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Happy birthday to us! 

We turn eight today — but it seems like yesterday that we opened our doors in the 2nd St. District.

Now, three locations later, we have you to thank for our continued success. {Thank you!}

Beauty, DIY, Green, Living

Try This: DIY Sugar Scrub by milk + honey’s Founder Alissa Bayer

December 30, 2013

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With the holidays winding down, and the New Year on the horizon, there’s no better way to welcome a fresh start with a clean-skin slate. milk + honey’s founder Alissa Bayer shared her own at-home, DIY sugar scrub recipe with Elizabeth St., and we’re pretty sure this easy-to-make exfoliant falls directly under the “clean slate” category.

All you’ll need to make this delicious (and effective) scrub is: raw, organic coconut oil, brown sugar, regular sugar, and honey.

See the complete recipe, plus Alissa’s personal tips and tricks for making the scrub even more luxurious, right here.

News

Get Perfect Skin by New Year’s Eve (Seriously)

December 22, 2013

As a rule of thumb, winter temps and holiday indulgence don’t mesh well where perfect skin is concerned. Luckily, we love a good loop hole, and this is a really, really good one.

Commit this equation to memory:

Ultrasonic Treatment + Cosmedix Pure Enzymes + drinking (lots of) water = healthy, pretty, smooth skin.

What does it all do?

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The Ultrasonic Treatment employs high-frequency vibration to gently exfoliate dead-skin cells for a cleaner, healthier complexion sans redness, swelling, and irritation commonly associated with microdermabrasion. It diminishes wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin; it aids in penetrating topical skin products beyond the epidermis through Sonophoresis.

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Cosmedix Pure Enzymes This gentle, exfoliating mask harnesses the natural power of cranberry enzymes and lactic acid to scrub away facial impurities and de-congest blocked pores. As active ingredients exfoliate, protect, and revitalize the skin, potent, oil-free moisturizers add a dewy softness to blemish-prone skin.

 

News

5 Reasons You Should Try DreamCatchers Extensions

December 19, 2013

Whether it’s holiday party-perfect hair you seek, or an entirely different look you crave (in honor of the New Year, of course), our new DreamCatchers extensions are just the thing. Here’s why, in five succinct reasons.

  1. Micro-cylinder™ technology. Translation? Each hair extension is clean, easy, and non-damaging.
  2. Efficiency. The time you spend in the chair is significantly less than with other extension options. Expect two to three hours (max!) for a full-head application.
  3. Low-Key Maintenance. For a return adjustment, the visit runs approximately one hour. And you’re out the door!
  4. High Quality. DreamCatchers only uses 100% selected human hair, with a luster and shine that never fades.
  5. Competitive Pricing. Not only are the extensions reusable, the pricing is competitive. Volume touch-ups start at $125, regular touch-ups at $500, and a full-head application is $1000. Did we mention the required consultation is complimentary? That way, you know what you’re getting way before you have to sign at the dotted line.

Okay, okay. We’re going to cheat a little — here are three more visual reasons you should call 512.236.1115 to book your consultation at our Downtown location ASAP.

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Photos courtesy of DreamCatchers

News, Products, Specials

milk + honey Gift Guide: STOCKING STUFFERS

December 4, 2013

Good things come in small packages, and these mini-sized items are no exception to the rule.

milk + honey lip scrub ($12)

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milk + honey Bath & Body Oil ($22)

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Coola Continuous Spray Sunscreen in Piña Colada SPF 35 ($32)

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Inventive Active Vita-Mineral Complex ($55)

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Great Bean Chocolate (available in-store)

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Emi Jay Fabric Hair Ties (available in-store)

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Need more ideas? Head over here right now.

Good luck and happy holidays!

News, Products, Specials

milk + honey Gift Guide: FOR HIM

December 4, 2013

For the guy who loves the latest tech gadgets, never misses a tailgate, can’t get enough of the outdoors, has his pulse on the concert scene, or goes by the name ‘Dad’, find instant gift gratification for all the men in your life right here.

The Sports Guy Needs . . . the Sports Massage Gift Certificate (starting at $110)

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The Manly Man Needs . . . the manly-man treatments.
Manly Facial ($90) | Manly Pedicure ($70) | Manly Combo ($105) | The Manly Retreat ($235)

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The Romantic Guy Needs . . .  more couples time. This is perfect: Couples Holiday Retreat Gift Certificate ($399)

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The Outdoorsy Guy Needs . . . a little TLC, post-run around Lady Bird Lake. Our Hit the Trail Retreat ($235) pairs the Sports Massage with a Buff + Go Combo, extra 15-minute massage, and a Cosmedix SPF 30.

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The Guy That Needs to Unwind Needs . . . a little milk + honey love. Start with our Sore Muscle Soak ($24) and then indulge with the Manly Seasonal Polish + Steam + Massage ($145).

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Need more ideas? Go here now.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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