The Future of Skin Care is Here Today

May 11th, 2016 by Administrator



So much hype recently about products that make lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles disappear with a simple, rub-on application.  Well, what if you could have your cake and eat it, too?  I am talking about a  simple, 2-step application that both tightens the skin immediately for a younger, refreshed appearance while giving you the benefits of a new, ultra high potency Vitamin C antioxidant serum which contains a breakthrough from the Indian Gooseberry plant called Emblica.  This incredible formulation attacks both pollution’s nitrogen free radicals as well as the sun’s oxygen free radicals providing all day protection when worn alone or under make-up.  Enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Vitamin E, COQ10, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and nourishing botanicals.  This is natural skin care at its best, in an airless pump to aid in stability and preserve potency!   When applied over our Lifting and Tightening Serum, you achieve immediate benefits while healing and protecting your skin with our new breakthrough formulation.  Now that’s smart and beautiful!  Order online at or at our retail store in Newport, RI.

Get Free and Confidential Help with Nagging Skin Care Problems Instantly

March 31st, 2016 by Administrator


Nagging skin care problems; large pores; acne; wrinkles and fine lines; rosacea; bleeding lipstick; undereye dryness, bags and dark circles; sparse eyebrows; nonexistent cheekbones; sunspots; uneven skin tone???

Stress no more!  Your answers are there for the asking with the push of a button on our website, free and confidential.  Let us hear from you soon!  You might be surprised at how simply some of these issues can be resolved!


Holiday Time is Time to Shine

November 19th, 2015 by Administrator


Holiday time means parties, fun and dressing up.  Time to kick up your make-up a notch to match the festivities.  Try some super shimmer on eyes and lips to add that extra pop to your normal make-up application.  Our new special edition holiday sparkle shadows come with a fixative so sparkle will not fall onto face and clothes!  Add some false eyelashes for a real eye-opening effect!  Our new Duo Latex Free Eyelash Adhesive has an ultra thin application brush to make lash application a breeze!  There is an individual lash version, also latex free, that keeps individual lashes on for up to two weeks!  Define your brows for a super sexy finished look.  And don’t forget the most important part, your skin!  Start with a primer like our Skin Smoother or Xctive-C, apply your foundation and add in a Touch of Radiance or Natural Glow to reflect light and give your skin the glow it needs!  Finish with a Swirl Bronzer Blush on cheekbones, forehead, a bit down bridge of nose and chin line.  And if your eyes are done up to the max, tone down the lips a bit with a nude lip liner and super sexy, shiny lipgloss like Skinnydip or Goldieluxe.  Don’t forget that you can always e-mail with make-up questions or simply hit the “Ask Sherry” button on our website home page at



Simple make-up Tips to Maximize Features

November 11th, 2015 by Administrator


I have received so many requests to teach some simple minimizing and maximizing tricks that here we go!  The first extremely common complaint I hear is my eyelids bulge out and are puffy; I can’t wear eyeshadow.  If this is you, stay away from light, shimmery shades of eyeshadow.  Instead, apply an eyeshadow in a medium deep neutral from above the lashes to just above the crease.  This will minimize the puffy, bulging appearance of the lid and draw it back.  A great neutral for this is Portobello.  Another common complaint is I have darkness above and below my eyes all the time and nothing covers it.  For dark lids above and below, start with a cream concealer/primer on the top lid and bring it around to the corner of the nose and teardrop area on the underside.  I recommend our pot concealer for this.  Next, after cleansing and moisturizing face, apply a Liquid Powder Mineral foundation in your appropriate shade and bring it up to just underneath the bottom lid of the eye.  This foundation will set into a powdery finish that will not move around; and when used in conjunction with the concealer, it will blot out any problem darkness you are experiencing.  And lastly, while on eyelids, is the common complaint of my lids are droopy, and I can’t see my eyelid anymore.  I can’t wear eye make-up.  If very little of your top lid shows, make sure you apply eye make-up that is not going to move around when your lid is rubbing.  First apply a liquid eyeshadow on upper lid too above the crease of the eye.  Next, lightly dust a complementary shade of powder shadow over the lid.  Line eyes, upper and lower, with either a waterproof gel eyeliner in a pot or an Ultimate eyeliner in a pencil.  Finish with waterproof mascara.

Switching over to facial features, any feature that you perceive to be too long or too prominent can be minimized with a foundation stick or mineral concealer  one shade deeper than your skin tone; apply the foundation stick to, for example, the tip of your nose if you believe it is too long, along your forehead if you think it is too prominent, or along your chin line if you think it is too much for your face.  Blend the line out gently into your skin and apply a foundation all over face in your natural skin tone.  Any feature that you believe is not prominent enough can be maximized in just the opposite way; by applying make-up that is lighter than your skin tone to that area and then applying your foundation.  The same applies to lips.  Small lips look larger when lighter, shimmery lipsticks and glosses are applied to them.  Small eyes pop with light, shimmery pastels and colored eyeliners.  Nonexistent cheekbones appear when a deeper foundation stick is applied underneath, and a lighter, shimmery bronzer or blush is applied on the cheekbone itself.

A bit of practice will go a long way with these techniques, and good lighting in your application area is definitely a plus!




Hope in a Jar – How Much Can Skin Care Products Do For you; Expectations and Facts

October 21st, 2015 by Administrator


So perhaps years of being in the sun, squinting without sunglasses, imbibing on a bit too
much alcohol or not drinking enough water have begun to catch up to you and have bitten
you on the butt, so to speak?? Or maybe it’s genetics or the way you crinkle your face
on the pillow or lines around the mouth from smoking or drinking from water bottles (which
is basically the same motion as smoking)?? What about medications that have left behind
blotchy marks on the skin, whether chemo or birth control or antibiotics?? Yes, unfortunately,
all of these culprits take their toll on your skin over time leaving behind their telltale
souvenirs of sagginess, sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, dryness, redness, blotchiness
and uneven skin tone along with a loss of essential collagen, elastin and hyaluronic.
And, yes, chronological age itself will factor into this equation. The question I always
get is what can I do at this point and how much improvement will I see. Hopefully this blog
will help you sort out some of the misconceptions as well as provide you with facts and
tips on how to care for your skin from this point forward to protect your skin, prevent
further damage and heal some of the past damage while making your skin appear healthier
and younger looking.

The first line of defense in this war is to replace as much as you can of what has been lost
to plump and firm skin, add moisture and even out tone. This can be achieved with hyaluronic,
Collagen and Elastin, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Peptides, antioxidants and botanicals, which
include vitamins. Layering serums with a cream or gel on top will give you double duty on
sealing ingredients into the skin as well as adding the extra boost of ingredients from both
products. You can only include so many ingredients in some products because of stabilization.
In this blog I am only hitting on actual skin improvement and care products versus quick fix
or cosmetic products.

Also, keep in mind that for deep lines and crevices, such as nasolabial folds and deep brow
furrows, no amount of skin care can correct these very deep lines and muscular sagging. This also
applies to sagging chin lines, as well as under chin fat pockets and heavy neck sagging. “Chicken
Skin Neck” where the texture is rough, patchy and dry looking, can be corrected a great deal with
neck cream, which improves the texture of surface skin. Even with deep wrinkles or sagging, the general
appearance, the texture and the evenness of tone can be greatly improved with proper skin care. Firmness
can also be increased.

Eyelids are particularly vulnerable to environmental exposure, since the skin on your eyelids is some of
the thinnest on your whole body, along with the skin on the top of your hands. Be sure to use appropriate
serums and creams around entire eye area morning and evening. Tap on lightly with fingertips or use a light circular motion with fingertips, called effleurage, to increase absorption. Do not get any products in eyes.

No matter what stage your skin is in, it is never too late to begin a skin care regimen.
For dark spots and uneven skin tone my recommendation is peptides such as those contained in our
Peptide Radiance Serum, Peptox Wrinkle Relaxing Creme and Rejuvenating Creme.
For dullness and dry patches exfoliate with either our Almond Skin Polisher or Vitamin C Peel.
For “chicken neck skin” use our Neck Cream to help improve texture and firmness.
For eyelids I would recommend our Firming Eye Serum with our Tone Up Firm Up Eye Cream on Top.
For dryness and all over sun damage use our Firm, Protect and Repair Cream or Collagen Cream.
To enhance the effectiveness, try our Hyaluronic Serum, Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum or DMAE Firming Fluid underneath.
For Rosacea and broken capillaries use our Redness Calming Serum, which is a holistic serum with a licorice root base that will not irritate or dry sensitive skin.
We have dozens of additional skin care products for your individual concerns, problems and demons.

I welcome questions and comments and can be reached at either or by pushing the “Ask Sherry” button on our website

Concealers that Hit the Spot

October 14th, 2015 by Administrator


Most everyone when looking in a mirror is drawn to one imperfection or multiple imperfections that they would like to eliminate or correct.  Whether it is sun spots, acne, dark circles under the eyes or a face that appears too round or flat, the proper concealer can do wonders.

A  cardinal rule with concealers is proper blending.  This can be done with your finger, a sponge or my favorite, a concealer brush.    For large areas of the face or neck area that need camouflage, a foundation stick is the best answer.  It provides a heavier, full coverage that can blot out all types of marks, from freckles and sun sports to large birth marks and scars.  These sticks also do a great job for contouring your face.  Choose a shade that is somewhat darker than your skin tone to contour under cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin areas.  A dusting of pressed or loose powder over top helps set this concealing method for very long wear and also makes it impervious to sweat and humidity.

For smaller areas to conceal, such as small scars, pock marks, small discolorations and redness patches, a mineral concealer stick is the easiest and most efficient.  Apply directly from thin tube to spot you wish to cover and lightly blend with fingertip.  You will be amazed how whatever horror you observed in the mirror suddenly disappears from sight in two seconds and will last until you wash it off!

For more mature under eye skin that has lines or wrinkles and some darkness or discoloration, the Mineral Illuminating Concealer is by far the best choice.  Click concealer up through pen into brush (the first time you use it takes several clicks; then after that, just a couple).  Lightly brush on under eyes and tap with fingertip to blend.  This very thin, mineral formula does not collect in lines and reflects light to minimize flaws and make skin look healthier.

For younger skin that has dark circles under eyes, the Dual Action Concealer is a great choice.  This tube contains a concealer and treatment in one to zap away dark circles while it conceals.  Apply a drop under each eye and blend gently with fingertip or concealer brush.

Sometimes a little concealer can go a long way in building confidence and security.  If you have questions, e-mail or request a sample when placing an order.





Easy Skin Solutions

October 8th, 2015 by Administrator



Change of seasons is always a rough transition for your skin.  Cooler temperatures, changing from air conditioning to heat, less daylight — all of these things factor into patchy, red, uneven, dry skin.  With so many new skin innovations, there is simply no excuse not to address your issues quickly and responsibly to put your best face forward.

For most of us, this means a simple daily routine morning and evening that takes less than a minute to achieve.  First off, exfoliate your skin to remove any rough, dry patches and unclog pores.  We recommend our Almond Skin Polisher with Papaya Enzymes to gently slough away these problems.  The tub lasts for months, and it is bargain priced for this amazing product.   The simplest and most effective way to annihilate dry skin is to utilize three simple products; Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Elastin Collagen Creme and Firm Protect and Repair Cream.  Use the serum a.m. with Elastin Collagen Creme on top.  If you wear foundation, follow with a BB Cream, Mineral Sheer Tint or Mineral Photo Touch Foundation.  In the evening apply Hyaluronic Acid Serum with the Firm Protect and Repair Creme on top.

If your problem is uneven skin tone or redness, Peptides are the way to go.  Again, start with exfoliation, and follow with Peptide Serum and Peptide Wrinkle Relaxing Creme.  If your redness is always present, apply Redness Calming Serum in the morning after washing and drying your skin.  Wear everyday with or without  make-up.

Whatever your skin type, always apply eye treatment at bedtime; we love the Firming Eye Serum with the Firm Up Tone Up Eye Cream on top.  Seals in solutions to bags, puffiness, wrinkles and dryness.

For more specific solutions to individual problems, please contact us at and push the “Ask Sherry” button or call us at 401-842-0666.






Fall 2015 Make-Up Trends

September 30th, 2015 by Administrator










Think autumn — leaves changing to vibrant hues of bronzes, golds, olives and khakis. Cooler temps and longer nights. Candlelight, fireplaces, sweaters and boots. Yes, it’s time to change over the wardrobe, and time to tweak your make-up. Add these gorgeous earth tones to complement your surroundings and lift up your spirits. Check out our website for all the latest and greatest fall trends and skin care must haves to keep your complexion healthy and glowing in changing weather.

Cosmetics shown in above photo left clockwise are eyeshadow kit Fall Leaves  , Avocado Mist Mineral Eyeshadow with applicator, Lustre mineral eyeshadow with applicator, Copper Swirl baked blush,  Rum Runner Vanilla Bean Lip Gloss,  Love Drop Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick, Bronze Trio Baked Mineral Eyeshadow Trio, Rose Gold Baked Mineral Blush, Ultimate Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils in Snakeskin, Cleopatra and Mythology.

Let’s Make Make-up Fun Again

September 17th, 2015 by Administrator



Pit Bull and Chris Brown recently came out with a song called
F-U-N Fun! It immediately made me think of our new fall
make-up releases that are pure fun and excitement!
Our new Beige Rage and Icy Pink metallic shadows come with

an activator. You simply put two drops on the shadow
and mix slightly with your fluff or shadow brush and apply to
lids for an instant neon shine that won’t drop onto face or
into eyes. Colors can be layered for a brighter and brighter
effect. Our new Brown Fusion eye shadow is a baked swirl of
blues, bronzes and golds into a brown base. Simply swirl your
brush around and apply to lids for an enticing, eye enhancing
color infusion that glides on smoothly and will not crease.
The baking leaves a moist, creamy look
on lids that reflects light and complements eye color.
Our new mini mint lip glosses are sheer sweeps of wet color
that give lips a super shine while keeping your breath fresh
with spearmint. Aloe and vitamins nourish your lips. The
small size and small price make it perfect for toting in
pockets. And we have been listening to you regarding new
fall gloss shades that are exciting brown/bronze tones.
Rum Runner is a mineral, vanilla bean gloss with a thick,
light reflecting formula in a bright bronzy/brown; while
Firebrick is a thick luxury lip gloss with gold flecks
in a reddish bronzy/brown tone. Both are so beautiful
and so different! We encourage you to try a new shadow
or gloss just for the F-U-N of it!!

Easy Eyeliner Shading with Four Pencils – No Eyeshadow!

June 17th, 2015 by Administrator

Want an easy solution to carrying around eyeshadows that can break in your purse or suitcase?
Try shading with some soft and blendable eyeliners. And better still, they set into a
crease proof,  waterproof finish.   The look created on this drawing uses four eyeliners; start with Cleopatra Ultimate Eyeliner (gold) on entire lid, and blend in a bit of Lilac Whisper pencil.  Line under entire eye from where lashes begin on inner corner to outside with Cleopatra Ultimate Eyeliner and blend slightly with finger. Use Lilac Whisper pencil on inner V area of eye and on watermark across entire lower lid. Use Libido Ultimate Eyeliner (Purple) on upper lash line as close to lashes as possible and on outer half of lower lash line as close into lashes as possible. Use Mythology Ultimate Eyeliner in bronze in the crease of eye and blend thoroughly with finger.
It’s as simple as that to get this beautiful and dramatic look in a few minutes!