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The eyes have it thanks to RevitaLash

 

The number one goal of any Med Spa is to find the best modality to accomplish a clients goal. So what is the number one asset that most women try to enhance?

No, not those. Think a little higher up.

There you go, Her eyes!

For me it was Audrey Hepburn! Those eyes and brows were captivating. If a woman’s eyes are the windows to her soul then the eyelashes and brows are the frames. Eye contact is the most communicative non-verbal cue we have. So much that it sometimes conveys more about our thoughts and feelings than our words. Ever stare lovingly into your sweetheart’s eyes? Or noticed a baby ogling you on the city bus? The shape of your eyes tells a biological story as well. Large eyes in a female suggest that she has low androgen (male hormones and high estrogen, which implies youth and fertility. Luckily, it’s also an effect that can easily be enhanced with clever makeup tricks.

Enter Dr. Brienkenhoff and RevitaLash.

 

RevitaLash was founded in 2006 by Dr. Brienkenhoff. Here is how he describes the reason he created RevitaLash. “In 2006 this company began with just one product, a unique eyelash conditioner created for one special lady. RevitaLash Cosmetics would not have come into being without my loving wife, Gayle, and my desire to help her feel beautiful during her courageous fight against breast cancer. From our original product, inspired by love, we have developed an entire collection that revitalizes the natural beauty and inner spirit of all women.”

10 years later RevitaLash Cosmetics is now available in over 50 countries.

The lash products use Curl Effect® which helps naturally lift and curl the eyelashes. And the Revitalash product will not change or effect your eye color. A proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced technology and natural botanicals join in concert to protect against breakage and brittleness. This improves flexibility, moisture, and shine for more dramatic-looking eyelashes. Daily use provides immediate conditioning benefits, leading to healthier-looking, more luxurious lashes.

RevitaLash is a huge supporter of cancer research and continues to try and improve the lives of those affected by this devastating disease.

Thank you Dr. Brienkenhoff for your inspiration!

Farmhouse Fresh

Well now that we have learned about the benefits of Microneedling lets see what good smelling, high quality skin care products from Farmhouse Fresh can do to help you maintain that youthful glow.

 

 

In June of 2015 we attended Premier a beauty trade show at the Orange county convention center. I was waiting for the spender-in-chief to finalize a purchase when I noticed a very large group of rabid women clamoring over each other. Thinking to myself free food or goodies, I bee lined to the commotion. It had to be amazing or free because they where bumping and squeezing and jockeying for better line placement. And then the aroma of fresh fruits and baked goods started filling my nose and overwhelming my senses. It made sense when I saw the sign that read, Farmhouse Fresh. I thought it was a food vendor and was starting to work my way up so I to could grab a free sample. I finally broke thru and looked down at the table and saw little jars of goo and creams and pastes. Arrrggghhhh! What a waste of time. I was hangry and I fell for a very well packaged and marketed skincare product. Yes, I was hangry but I realized that if these women were willing to patiently wait in line to sample these amazing and great smelling products maybe I should investigate them a little more. So I did. By then Jeanna had found me and we spent 30 – 40 minutes with one of the reps. By the end of the weekend we were a retail outlet for Farmhouse Fresh. Farmhouse Fresh is a skincare company that markets its products in a whimsical way. Think “Chic fil a” meets glam.

 

 

Each product is whimsical and nostalgic and is made with up to 99.6% natural ingredients. Located in McKinney, Texas, the team at Farmhouse Fresh works hard to develop and hand assemble exquisite gifts that bring delight with every use. Their skincare products are crafted around delicious food and drinks. They make all of their products in Texas using up to 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients, and chock full of fruits, vegetables, milks, and more from U.S. farms. The products are paraben & sulfate free and their fragrances are all natural or phthalate free. Many of the products are also Vegan and Gluten Free. They LOVE crafting complex and scrumptious fragrances, but also offer a range of products made with only essential oils if that is your preference!

The Farmhouse team resides on a ranch in Texas, but they live in the world of What If. “It is a very silly place because sometimes our What Ifs lead us to Why Nots and then we wonder, really, Why NOT?” Why not mush-up vitamin rich, live strawberry fruit cells with whipped sweet cream shea butter? The result is Strawberry Smash – a 2-part Moisturizer sold with a mixing stick that makes lotioning-up as enjoyable as morning coffee. It also leaves skin dewy-soft, and can really calm a mean sunburn in just a few seconds. From charming jelly jar toppers, to delicate glass pour-spout cruets, each product is lovingly crafted and packaged for that special someone who will enjoy it!

 


In 2009, FHF won the Dallas Beauty Award presented by D Magazine in Dallas. Since then FHF products continue to win consumer awards including Redbook’s Most Valuable Beauty Product, Daily Candy’s Best of Beauty, Oprah’s O-List, Elle Canada Hot List, and more. For the last 4 years, FHF has been voted by spas, hotels and resorts as one of the Top 5 Favorite bodycare lines.  As I mentioned in our Bella Gives Back blog recently, FHF is a huge supporter of all things animal. From cats to cows they rescue them all.  Feel free to look them up on line or stop by the spa and sample their goodies. You will not be disappointed.

Thanks again for your continued support. Next week we will be highlighting a local girl and her amazing products.

 

 

Why locality is the heart of Bella Visage – Part 2

Bella Visage lakelander Jeanna ParkerFirst, we offer our sincere thanks for your interest in the Bella Viságe blog. In this post we’ll share part two of our story and why we absolutely love being a part of the downtown Lakeland community!

Our Website

After we had hired our lead aesthetician, Carrie Bradshaw, she heard the three of us discussing our want to build a website. We had already narrowed our list down to three companies, all of which are great choices, and some of them I even consider friends. It was then that Carrie mentioned two of her best friends were website designers and worked in downtown Lakeland. The next day we were sitting in the office of Mosier Data, meeting Brook and TJ Alcock. Carrie had told them about our spa and they already had some ideas to share that matched our vision. We never looked back. The job they have done for us far exceeded our expectations, and we now consider them friends, too.

Fixtures & Furnishings

Just a short walk down Traders Alley and a quick turn up Kentucky Ave is a very charming store, Simple Vintage. We were in a pinch one day and needed some finishing touches to be completed on several of our pieces we were going to use in the spa. Enter Nicki and Kim. The very next day they showed up and completed our pieces. Being lovers of all things vintage and shabby chic, we felt as if we had found heaven via downtown Lakeland in their store. Now Bella Visàge is peppered with furniture and fixtures that we found at Simple Vintage. We absolutely love their vibe!

The Lakelander

While there are many downtown businesses that have supported us and welcomed us with open arms I want to mention one more that has stepped to the plate, The Lakelander Magazine. Jeanna has known Curt and Deb Patterson quite a few years, from church. I met Curt several years ago and knew he was the “Lakelander guy.” One morning I was heading down “The Alley” and Curt comes out and we start chatting. I tell him that we are opening a spa in a couple of months, and since that moment Curt and Deb have supported us and prayed for us.

Thank you downtown Lakeland!

All of us at Bella Viságe are very thankful for the warm welcome that we have received from all of our downtown Lakeland neighbors. Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to get to know us better. Talk to you soon.[/fusion_text][/one_full][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][images picture_size=”fixed” hover_type=”none” autoplay=”no” columns=”5″ column_spacing=”13″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”yes” lightbox=”no” class=”” id=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bellalakelander-1.jpg” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/simplev-300×170.jpg” alt=”simple vintage lakeland”][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/10923507_898029156922594_3800744987296365622_n.jpg” alt=”TBA Marketing TJ Brook Alcock “][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-28-at-7.19.18-PM.png” alt=”lakelander magazine bella visage”][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][/images]