July 14, 2015

A second chance with Repêchage

A few weeks ago I shared my at home seaweed facial with all of you that I discovered through surfing the internet. I hope if you are giving it a try that you are loving it and relaxing with seaweed. Today I have a skincare line that I have been using for quite sometime and discovered at Premiere Orlando, that is made with the number one ingredient..SEAWEED!!! Thats right more seaweed. Repêchage skincare is your true “Beauty From the Sea” skincare line that not only helps with acne but can help with dry, anti aging, normal, sensitive and more. As well as all your body care needs.

Repechage Logo

Repechage Logo

Since 1980, Repêchage (which mean “a second chance”) has taken pride in using only the best seaweed and ingredients to help give you the best skin of your life. Trust me! Having a tremendous amount of acne and having struggled to find the perfect product my whole life, I am so happy to have found Repêchage to add to my skincare routine. The Hydra Medic line ( that I currently have been using) is a perfect amount of acne medication to help start clearing it up in the first use. After my first use of Repêchage, I could feel the tingly sensation that digs down deep giving the ultimate clean. The 4 Hydra Medic products I use are the foaming gel cleanser, astringent , serum and nightly drying lotion. They are all gentle enough to use on a daily bases.

Repechage

Repechage

Repêchage uses a variety of different seaweeds, all found off the Brittany Coast of France. Each bundle of seaweed serves its own purpose when it comes to the range of skin conditions (check out the differences here-http://www.repechage.com/shopcontent.asp?type=About+Seaweed). I guess you can say this is truly from “20,000 leagues under the sea”. After it has been gathered, it is processed the “Repêchage” way to give it the most nutrients. Repêchage also carries nutrient based mineral makeup of foundation, powders, concealers and lip gloss. Seriously with so much to choose from, Repêchage is a must try product for any skincare concern. For more information on Repêchage visit http://www.repechage.com/ for all products, makeup and more!

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June 25, 2015

Relax with seaweed

From “20,000 leagues under the sea” comes the ultimate skincare ingredient.. seaweed. That dreaded things that tends to float around at the beach that gets in the way, is one of the best regimens you can do to your skin. It improves elasticity, texture and can help diminish acne. I also have found that if you have dry skin it adds moisture if your overly oily it takes away just some of the excess.

seaweed

seaweed

Many of us now this already but I just wanted to share my recent “seaweed” experience using hot water and a seaweed sheet. These seaweed sheets can be found in your seafood section of your local supermarket. Tear off a section about the size of 2 fingers. Set it in the hot water just long enough to make it soft. Once it has soaked start taking the seaweed and spread it on your face. Some of the seaweed will stay behind, so you may look a little funny. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse.

After it is rinsed off you can really feel the tightness coming in your skin and feeling refreshed. You may even feel that your skin has been exfoliated and less “gritty”. You can really feel the seaweed working even after it has been rinsed off. I enjoy doing an at home seaweed mask at least twice a week. So next time you need some “me time” pour yourself a glass of wine, and dive “20,000 leagues under the sea” with your at home, inexpensive seaweed facial. Have fun!

One little tip. Before putting the mask on allow some hot water to open your pores so that the seaweed can really dig down deep. Then rinse with cool water to close the pores holding everything in.

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February 21, 2015

More “Under the sea” photos

More photos from the Gina Sais Quoi photo shoot!

Gina Sais Quoi models

Gina Sais Quoi models

TSPA students and GSQ model shot

TSPA students and GSQ model shot

Gina Sais Quoi Designs

Gina Sais Quoi Designs

Gina Sais Quoi Designs

Gina Sais Quoi Designs

See more on The Villages Salon Professional Academy at www.thevillagestspa.com and for Gina Sais Quoi visit www.ginasaisquoi.com

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February 21, 2015

Under the sea..”Sais Quoi” style

Seaweed is always greener… at TSPA! Thursday, Feb. 19, The Villages Salon Professional Academy surfaced life from under the sea in a photo shoot competition for fashion designer/ educator Gina Sais Quoi’s line of beautiful fashions! 4 models, 8 students, and a lifetime of memories, Gina held this competition for a chance for her students to experience editorial makeup/hair as well as see whose model will appear on her new fragrance. Now how exciting is that for the students? To be able to have their model showcased on a “Sais Quoi” fragrance bottle!? Dripping with glitter, clothed in shells, TSPA once again rocked the house!

Here are the models and names of the stylists:

Gina Sais Quoi Models

Gina Sais Quoi Models

I had the honor of being one of Gina’s models Thursday. Gina is a very sweet, beautiful person with a talent that is just through the roof. If you asked me to sum up her dresses in one word it would be…. STUNNING!!!! Every dress and every makeup/ hair look literally had its own theme. Taking Gina’s vision, the personality of each model and the personality/creativity of each student, combining it into one “walking ocean” design, showed that these students will be ready for anything in this industry!

Gina Sais Quoi models

Gina Sais Quoi models

Gina’s show and fragrance launching will be held on April 16 at the Orpheum in Tampa. Stay tuned to my blog for updates on the winner of the photo shoot competition and for the upcoming show! For more info on Gina Sais Quoi Designs visit www.ginasaisquoi.com

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