Thursday, 17 May 2012
At SAREMi we are very proud to stock the beautiful butter LONDON products and wanted to share with you the philosophy and history of this company. butter LONDON is a 3 Free company. Their products contain NO Formaldehyde, NO Toluene, NO DBP, and NEVER have.
We Believe in Rock & Roll. Great Britain. And Fashion.
By transforming catwalk trends to custom nail colour palettes, butter LONDON has developed a passionate following. butter LONDON is the cult phenomenon of the nail industry and is fast becoming famous for our high fashion, 3 Free (non-toxic) nail lacquers and revolutionary waterless nail services. butter LONDON products are formulated without the use of the harmful ingredients like Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP or Parabens. butter LONDON was the first company to sell non-toxic nail lacquer in the United States.
butter LONDON Authenticity and why fashion designers love our lacquer
butter LONDON, has been a backstage fixture at Fashion Week since the beginning. We have longstanding relationships with designers who love butter LONDON for the authenticity of the experience. Our specially trained team of manicurists and the designers sit together, discuss the designer’s muse, look at the collection, and arrive at a bespoke colour just for them. Nails are a fashion accessory and can have a huge impact on an outfit, so getting them right is crucial. It’s a unique process, and ensures that the designers have creative input and control over their catwalk beauty look, which is incredibly important.
butter LONDON’s fashionable friends include designers like Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Betsey Johnson, Vena Cava, Calvin Klein, Issa, and many more. butter LONDON is honoured and delighted to be a part of their world, and they help to ensure that butter LONDON customers receive genuine, high fashion colours.
butter LONDON was founded in 2005 by British entrepreneur, Sasha Muir, who saw a gap in the marketplace for luxurious yet affordable nail services and high quality products. To help her realize this vision, Sasha asked industry veteran Nonie Creme, London’s premier fashion manicurist, to partner with her as butter LONDON’s Founding Creative Director. With years of experience, Creme’s colour expertise was quickly put to use in the development of a unique, cutting edge and high fashion collection of lacquers and products. Muir now serves on the Board of Directors. Our talented Product Development team continues to be at the forefront of formulation and design with imaginative techniques, bold graphics, and audacious cheeky humor. Leslie Freytag now serves as President and CEO.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
At SAREMi Health and Beauty we are very proud to stock the Everyday Minerals Products because they fit perfectly with our philosophy of trying to find the most natural organic products available on the market and bring them to you. The following is some information about the product and the founder Carina Menzies.
At Everyday Minerals, we are driven by the urge to help women feel beautiful by creating products that contain only the finest essential ingredients. Sustainability is our priority, as we are firmly committed to the goal of protecting and nurturing our natural resources. With a passionate diligence to positively impacting our environment, our high quality makeup and skincare is a reflection of our ideals. We practice local love, and source the finest natural ingredients from local farms while dreaming up our newest ultra-feminine shades. Our philosophy is that homemade gifts are always best - their personal touch brings that extra something special. This is why each and every one of our products is lovingly hand crafted, with a glamorous loyalty to preserving our beautiful planet. We are based in Austin, Texas and have achieved monumental strides in protecting our local wildlife habitats and the natural plants that grow within the Texas Hill Country. In fact, the amount of land under our preservation umbrella is growing by the day!
Bohemian at heart and eclectic by nature, the soul of Everyday Minerals is deeply rooted in the natural beauty of every woman. We are organic, vegan and eco-friendly, and specialize in an innovative collection of products with a spectrum of over 300 vibrant colors and shades that flatter virtually every skin tone. Innovation is an important ingredient in our recipe for success, as the constant desire to uphold a pioneering sense of creativity is what keeps our ideas and products fantastically fresh.
Born with an organic spirit, founder Carina Menzies believes that all-natural makeup products should not cost a fortune. Carina's goal is to empower every woman's inner beauty to shine by focusing on what women love most about makeup: effortless application, long lasting qualities, versatile shades, and most importantly, fun! With Everyday Minerals, women all around the world can access premium quality mineral makeup at an extremely affordable price. One of Carina's favorite things about running Everyday Minerals is creating new colors, drawing inspiration from nature, art, fashion, and most importantly the vibrant and soulful women of the world. We are constantly evolving as new ideas blossom, and invite you to come along on this naturally beautiful journey with us!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
At SAREMi Health and Beauty we are very proud to stock the TanOrganic - Natural Organic Tanning Skincare range. We just wanted to share with you some background information about this amazing product and of the brilliant lady behind the name, Noelle O'Conner.
Noelle decided to finally develop her own line of products, due to the lack of 100% natural ingredient concious sunless tan products on the market. Noelle wanted products that would firstly preserve her skin, while hydrating at the same time. Frustrated by expensive, skin drying, chemical loaded, un-natural tans on the market, she decided to do some research of her own. The more she researched the more she wanted to create a tan that was organic natural and that worked really moisturized the skin rather than dry it up like most tans available. TanOrganic was born. The company has grown rapidly, with ever increasing sales to salons (who are after all the experts in skincare), and fantastic reviews from the media.
Knowing she had a great product Noelle decided to go on to Dragons Den to hopefully secure an investment and the experience and contacts of a Dragon. The Dragons were very interested in Noelle's product and in the end Dragon Gavin Duffy took 45% of the company for €50,000. A year on and TanOrganic is the most successful Dragons Den company so far, notching up €1 Million in sales in the first 3 months of trading and growing from strength to strength ever since. Being the perfectionist she is, Noelle is determined to bring only 100% natural products to market. Her aim is to keep the entire product sentimentally friendly as well as natural and organic
“Beauty therapists, including myself, have been asking for truly natural sunless products using certified organic ingredients assures discriminating users that the natural claims are real. Having a very fair skin I used fake tans for over 20 years and felt there was a gap and need for a tan that was natural, non dehydrating and could double up as an anti-ageing body treatment at the same time. If I am going to apply a product continuously on my skin, why not make it a product that is hydrating and anti-ageing at the same time? With this in mind I set about sourcing ingredients and developing my very own formula. Now my fake tan becomes another part of my antiageing skin care routine as well as giving me a healthy, natural safe tan.” - Noelle O'Connor
Monday, 14 May 2012
Q: Where does the name SOPHYTO® come from?
SOPHYTO® pronounced [SO-FY'-TO] is taken from the word 'phyto' as in the Company's method of specializing in phytotherapy. When they asked their focus group of a word that best described their experience with the products, they voted for using 'SO' . . . SO healthy, SO effective, SO eco-conscious. So, the word 'so' was fused with 'phyto' and there you have SOPHYTO®
Q: Do these products contain any petrochemicals or parabens?
SOPHYTO® does not contain any petrochemicals or parabens. US NSF/ANSI 305 and UK Soil Association standards simply would not license any product that contained these types of ingredients. For consumer safety all products have to fulfill the 2005 requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia for the adequate preservation of topical substances. In the absence of petrochemicals and parabens, SOPHYTO® utilizes multifunctional ingredients to control bacteria and fungus, which are approved and licensed by US NSF/ANSI 305 and UK Soil Association for use in cosmetic products that contain certified organic ingredients and offer a 3 year shelf life unopened
Q: What kind of scent do these products have?
Most products possess some natural aromas like apple, pineapple or cucumber for instance. SOPHYTO® does not purposely add fragrance in the form of essential oils unless there is a specific requirement for their inclusion other than fragrance
Q: Who can use the line?
Our products are suitable for women [and men] of Caucasian, Asian, Latin, Middle-East and African skin types. Its multi-tasking formulas can address a variety of skin issues in both young and mature skin because each formula contains potent antioxidant ingredients along with literally hundreds of complex vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals
Q: Do you offer specific anti-aging products?
All the formulas contain anti-aging ingredients, not just a few. Our method of working with complete, whole nutrients from organic foods and botanicals have proved to offer beneficial results in efficacy for a multitude of issues, including aging. These formulas literally contain hundreds of complex vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals that have been scientifically proven to be more potent than just one element, based upon the fact that nutrients can and do influence each other and therefore should not be separated, or isolated. A product is only as good as the quality of its ingredients, with the high level of bioactivity we incorporate in SOPHYTO®formulas; we feel we are offering maximum nutrition for delivering essential key nutrients in maintaining the health of the skin. The fact we are also offering an organic delivery system ensures these ingredients are utilized effectively by the body
Q: Are these products hypoallergenic?
Hypoallergenic does not mean non-allergenic but rather it means the most common skin allergens have been removed from the product. We have taken all necessary steps to ensure we have not used ingredients that contain known allergens and deciding not to include a lot of essential oils in the majority of our formulas is because certain essential oils can contain allergens. All of our ingredients are listed on product packaging so one can easily avoid ingredients that may cause them irritation. We always recommend a patch test just under the chin or the inside of one's arm before trying any new product. Instructions on how to carry out a skin patch test is located on our product brochure inside each box
Q: Why do you recommend using your Toner to rinse skin?
We recommend using pH Optimizing Restorative Toner for removing cleansing and exfoliating products in place of water if you are in an area where water quality is not that great - for instance, hard water is high in calcium and will stiffen skin's own oil and transform it to a waxy state. This leaves skin dry which can become inflamed and itchy
Q: Do you target discoloration with this line?
Treating discoloration is a specialized field. Deeply pigmented skin often requires a dermatologist who can assess the health of the skin first then make necessary recommendations. So no, we do not offer products that specifically target pigmentation issues. We focus more on luminosity than discoloration. Our products contain high levels of antioxidants; these have been shown to provide a brightening effect on the skin. Sometimes when skin appears dull and sallow looking it may be due to health issues, or a number of factors. We would suggest if you are looking 'off color' and do not feel completely well, instead of using a product to make your skin look brighter, contact your doctor first. If however you feel perfectly fine then commence with using SOPHYTO® products and give it at least 28-30 days to see results. A lot of people see results within the first couple of days, but everyone is different and therefore may see beneficial results at varying times
Q: Why is there no SPF in your moisturizers?
Our moisturizers contain natural forms of SPFs from the botanicals, but have not been tested to determine the SPF number, so we make no claims on this. We do not purposely add any chemical SPFs or minerals such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for several very good reasons. First of all, we are prohibited from using chemical sunscreens and also nanotechnology, so if we were to include titanium dioxide, for example, it would leave a white veil on the surface of the skin due to the larger particle sizes and would interfere with our delivery system. Another factor we looked at is oftentimes what causes breakouts from sunscreens is either the occlusive active ingredients or the thickening agents used to suspend them and create the product's texture, so if you are prone to breakouts it is important to test the product on a section of your skin to judge your reaction.
For all of the reasons above, our formulas instead contain exceptional high levels of naturally derived antioxidants (biological filters) which help neutralize the free radicals generated from the UVA/UVB rays of the sun. These natural filters also improve skin elasticity, strengthen the skin`s immune system and enhance overall skin appearance. It is our opinion that it is more beneficial to apply a separate SPF facial protector over your moisturizer on the days you need it. Also, bear in mind that wearing make-up gives good sun protection too as it provides a physical barrier from the sun's rays, especially if you wear both foundation and face powder. We are formulating a non-mineral SPF 30 which will hopefully be launched Spring 2011. This will be an oil-free product suitable for all skin types. It will be full spectrum protection from both UVB and UVA rays and it will include high percentages of antioxidants.
Q: Why is pH important?
Besides looking for high quality, healthy ingredients, the pH value of any skincare product is important information to know regardless of age, skin type and skin color. Normal human skin pH value is somewhere between 4.5 and 6 which means it is slightly acidic and this is the range we have ensured SOPHYTO® stays within. Acidity for human skin is good because it kills the bad bacteria and allows the 'friendly flora' on the surface to function. However, as we age, the surface of our skin starts to climb from being acidic to neutral/slightly alkaline. In this range our skin is unable to protect itself and starts to weaken. Likewise, those who suffer from acne need to ensure their products have a pH of 5.5 or less, as bacteria that acne thrives upon is minimally present at this number. Skin that is neutral/alkaline does not function in a healthy state which is why it is imperative to look for the right pH in your products. It can influence whether your skin is going to function in a healthy manner or not, regardless of how great the ingredients are. Make sure a product is not higher than 5.5, and not lower than 4.5, to be on the safe side. If a manufacturer is not displaying their pH on the product, then you should try to check first before buying
Friday, 11 May 2012
When it comes to your special day you don't want anything to go wrong! Do you have a tattoo that you need to cover and hide for your wedding day? We have the solution for you. Sometimes you can hide a tattoo with the style of the dress you will be wearing, but all too often it just isn't possible to hide it in that way.
We are not saying that we think you should cover your tattoo for your wedding. We are just giving you the tools to use if that is what you need to do on the big day. Even Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have regretted a tattoo - we all remember how much effort it took for her to remove her ex husband - Billy Bob's name off her arm. Most of us cannot afford laser removal for an unwanted tattoo, so this is a good option.
You will be in your wedding dress for a long period of time so you will need a waterproof & smudgeproof concealer to use over the tattoo. At Saremi we use Tattoo Camo as it completely covers up the tattoo, and with the unique option of 6 different shades and ability to combine the shades and match the cover perfectly to your skin, that next special occasion can be without the tattoos on show.
We also stock the Tattoo Camo Remover Tonic - a highly concentrated formula to completely remove the makeup. And Magic Shield when sprayed on lightly seals your tattoo cover so that it 95% waterproof!
We always recommend for brides to test out the tattoo coverup a couple of months before the event and have a few trials, using it themselves, so that they are confident on the day. Just as you have a trial with your hairdresser and makeup artist before hand, the same goes with the Tattoo Camo. We have attached a link to an instruction video below on our Saremi Beauty Channel which shows you how the product works.
Enjoy your big day!
Thursday, 10 May 2012
SAREMi with the help of butter LONDON has come to the rescue for our Autumn - Winter months with the deep, rich and dark shades of rich crimson colours like 'La Moss', striking 'Come to Bed' red and the very nautical 'Royal Navy'. Used with our 'Nail Foundation' base coat and the super strong 'Hardwear' top coat you will have long lasting polish that not only looks great but is better for you with NO Formaldehyde, NO Toluene, NO DBP.
What colours will you be wearing on your nails this Winter?
butter LONDON Lacquer in 'Royal Navy'
Hellooo Sailor. Nautical and naughty,
this navy is the answer to your dark
butter LONDON Lacquer in 'La Moss'
Vampy lacquer and full of red wine,
just like its inspiration.
butter LONDON Lacquer in 'Come to Bed Red'
The sexiest red lacquer in history,
by butter LONDON. A butter best seller
for “Coco” wannabes.
Have fun and shine on!
Thursday, 10 May 2012
With Winter starting next month we thought a beauty check list for the colder months was in order! Winter is the most drying season for our skin, lips and hair which can leave us feeling less than glamourous and covering up to hybernate!
But there's no need for that with the right beauty products and tools you can survive these colder months, feeling and looking fabulous with glowing skin, gorgeous nails and shinny locks.
Here are some beauty tips & tricks to do the trick!
Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Getting a natural makeup look is all about the 'less is more' concept. Natural hairstyles and natural makeup looks are all over the runways and red carpets, but you can get the same look with these few easy makeup tips.
The first step to natural, glowing skin is to start with a good base which means beginning with skin that is in tip top condition. If you have a special event coming up try & give yourself a facial a couple of days before the big day, so that all dead skin is exfoliated and you are then left with smooth clear skin.
Before you start with your foundation apply some moisturiser and eye cream to your face. The most natural makeup you can use on your face is mineral makeup. The great thing about mineral makeup is that they are also very easy to apply. Start by tapping a little of the mineral powder into the lid of the container and using a swirling motion warm up the mineral with the makeup brush. Make sure you use the correct brush that is designed to be used with the mineral makeup as you will not get the correct coverage of the product. Start applying the mineral powder base to your face starting from the outside edges of your face in circular motions and gradually move to the middle of your face until you have full coverage - be careful not to put too much on though as we want it to look natural. Don't forget blend to also blend the makeup down on your neck and decolletage so that you don't end up with a different colour face to your neck area, We have all seen this from time to time and it is not a good look!
If you still feel that you have dark circles under or around you eyes apply a little concealer to these areas, but again try not to apply too much - keep it simple. Using a natural slightly darker mineral makeup, lightly apply to the apples of your cheeks and to your eyelids. Finish the skin with a dusting of lucent mineral powder to give your skin that celebrity glow.
Next using a brown or grey eye liner, apply some liner to the outside top of your eyelash line. Start at the outside making it slightly wider and finishing thinner at the middle of your eyelid, before applying mascara lightly to the top and bottom lashes, concentrating on the top outside lashes.
Finish with lining and filling in your lips with a natural coloured lip liner with a pale pink or clear gloss over the top!
Now your ready to take on anything!
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
The truth is if you want beautiful nails you have to be willing to take time at least once a week to implement the changes set out in our Manicures that Last Guide. I compare it to when people want to lose weight - there is no miracle solution (if there was, people like Oprah would have found it!) No, the truth about losing weight is simple you have to eat less food & move more - e.g.; If energy intake is less than energy expenditure, there will be a decrease in stored energy and you lose weight. (Negative energy balance) The same is true of anything in your life that you want to improve - it does take effort, but the results are well worth it!
We need to do three main things to have beautiful hands & perfectly groomed nails;
Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Most of you have probably seen the recent news reports about the horror tanning stories regarding the salons that are still using tanning beds in the United States. It seems crazy that people still use them with all the research out there that links skin cancer from tanning. So obviously some people get addicted to tanning their bodies and let's face it even if we haven't used a tanning bed, most of us have had a fake tan at least once in our life for a special occasion.
But what are the dangers of tanning?
The dangers of tanning under the sun or with these tanning beds is so terribly high! I feel very strongly about this as I myself have had a malignant melanoma removed from my back a few years ago. After having it removed & it testing positive to cancer and then having more skin cut away - just to be on the safe side - I was left with a huge 5cm scar. I was given the all clear that they had got it all, which I am thankful for. I never realised just how serious it was though, until my Doctor gave me a wake up call with the words " It's a grade 1 cancer, we are very lucky that we found it in time. If that was left for another year it would have been too late for you Deborah!" I was shocked! "It's just a mole" I thought, isn't that just like having a skin cancer removed? People talk about having skin cancers burnt off all the time?" My Doctor said "No, they are sun spots, this is a different and more serious condition. From now on you will have to keep getting your skin and your daughters skin checked regularly (as it is hereditary) to make sure that if you do get another one, we can remove it as soon as possible"
The reason I am telling you my story is that this happened to me and it could happen to you and the key to surviving it, is early detection as is the case with most cancers. So if you find something change on your skin - get it checked straight away. Don't wait until the next time you need to see your doctor - do it today! You can also decrease your chances of getting this type of cancer by doing the following as suggested by the Cancer Council Australia;
So my advice is try safe tanning - only out of a bottle :)