Sep
28
Creating Beauty in the Home

 

Making spaces look and feel beautiful has been a passion of mine for a very long time. Hopefully, you have had the opportunity to see​ the interior of​ my storefront, Blush​ by Jamie Rose.​ If not, here is a wonderful article that was written by a good friend of mine about the work that I did designing the store’s interior. The project allowed me to bring my vision to life for a beauty boutique that focused on beauty in every single detail.

 

 

Today, I want to share with you my top 5 picks for making your space cozy, inspirational, and most importantly beautiful! I hope you enjoy what I have to share…

Cozy throws

I love when I get the opportunity at the end of the day to snuggle up on the couch with a cozy throw or blanket. It has to be plushy, soft, and comforting. I love all the different fabric, textures, and materials you can choose from to make it your own. To find your match, I would start by identifying your color palettes for each room and then deciding what throw you want for each space. For example, I have more of a fancy, silk throw I put on my master bed… but in my living room, I have many accessible cozy and easily washable options. So whether it guests, my family, or the pups using them, we all have options and I can throw them in the wash with no fuss. I am loving all things Pom Pom right now and Pottery Barn has these fabulous throws in the prettiest hues. Perfect for movie night!

 

 

Candles

One of the first things I do when I get home besides getting into comfies and tying my hair up is lighting my favorite candles. Creating that cozy, romantic environment for my space. It relaxes my mood, making my home feel warm and inviting. I also love being able to choose different scents for different seasons. Here are some of my favorites you can’t go wrong with year round!

 

 

 

Etheral and Romantic Artwork

Artwork is such a wonderful way to give your home that one-of-kind, special touch. Each painting tells a story and allows people coming into your home to know a little more about you. I recently had the pleasure of having a custom piece of artwork done by Josette Lazaro of Larloves out of New Orleans. I knew when I saw her work that she was the one to help create the masterpiece I was looking for. The inspiration was romance, flowers, and soft pastels… She was amazing to work with and made sure my vision came to life with each step until it was completed. If you are looking for something that will be a conversation piece and brighten your home with whimsical magic, look no further! It was so exciting to recently interview Josette and get to know her and her background. The custom piece she designed for Blush is pictured below!

 

painting by Josette Lazaro

 

What inspires you? 

A multitude of things inspire me, because I see beauty in all. When it is soft, whimsical, and slightly tattered, it speaks to me.

How long have you been painting and how did you get your start?

In 2011, my youngest daughter, Julia Ashtyn, asked me to do a large scale painting for her. She knew I had some artistic abilities and felt I could create the image she was requesting – up until then my experience with paint on a canvas was very limited. Julia Ashtyn’s tutu painting opened the door for what I am doing now. Others have begun asking for commissioned pieces, and that’s how it all began. 

What do you do to incorporate beauty into your home? Also, do you have a favorite space in your home and why?

My home of 19 years is open, airy and filled with lots of natural light. I surround myself with fresh flowers, lightly scented candles, art, and photographs of my family and friends. It’s a very peaceful and welcoming setting; that’s where the real beauty is. My favorite space; I think my husband and children feel the same way, is our dining room. This space holds many incredibly fun and memorable moments. Nothing makes me happier than to have a group of loved ones at the dining room table and for them to linger under the three crystal chandeliers eating, sipping wine, and laughing. A beautifully set table and the gathering of people is a lost art form and one I am instilling in my three children.

Where can clients find your artwork and contact you for custom work?

 I currently have an Etsy account under the name ‘Larloves’. My paintings can be purchased and commissioned from the Etsy site. Larlovestutus can be found on Instagram and Facebook. Josette can also be contacted via email at rjlazaro@bellsouth.net and via phone at 985-249-4656.

 

Must-Have Books for the coffee table

It’s always important for me to have inspiration and beauty nearby while I am relaxing, nothing like a great cup of tea and one of my favorite home interior books. It gives me inspiration for what I want to do next and allows me to see other peoples vision and esthetic. I feel like I am treasure hunting right from my couch and exploring all the beauty that we can incorporate into our homes. My two go-to books right now are Rachel Ashwell My Floral Affair and French Country Cottage by Courtney Allison of French Country Cottage. If you don’t follow Courtney’s blog or social media page already make sure to give it a visit!

 

 

 

Chandeliers

My absolute favorite way to accessorize a room is with good lighting. A chandelier can give your home that “WOW” factor and reflect elegance in your space. I love finding vintage chandeliers that have character and charm! My motto is the more crystals and swag the better…. It’s like finding the perfect frosting for your cake and when the two come together its, MAGIC. I recommend putting a dimmer on your chandelier so you can set the tone for your area whether you are wanting it soft and cozy or bright and vibrant. Lighting styles can range from vintage to glam or modern and they become a beautiful part of showcasing your personal style. I would start with your scavenger hunt by browsing at your local antique stores, Etsy, and Estate sales. You would be surprised at what treasures you can find and for a great price too! I love the chandeliers Rachel Ashwell carries as well. She has some amazing pieces that can make a major statement in your home and will be timeless.

 

photo via rachel ashwell of shabbychic.com

 

Thank you for reading, lovely… I hope you feel inspired to create more beauty in your home!

 

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Aug
16
New at Blush!

 

 

MOR Marshmallow Candle

Opulent floral decadence entwined with the elegance of sweet Vanilla Musk exudes from this sleek glass hobnail vessel complete with its own tasselled snuffer. Filled with a Soy Wax blend and containing a 100% cotton lead-free wick, the flickering candle light and delicate scent will add a nostalgic ambience to any room.

 

Deluxe Paris Fold Out Traveller

A deluxe hanging Fold-out case perfect for getaways and organizing all your travel essentials. Travel in luxury with MOR’s Destination Luxe Cosmetic Bags. In luxurious soft faux ostrich leather, there is a variety of styles for you to choose from to organize and carry all your beauty essentials!

 

 

Chemin de Roses by Lothantique

Enjoy this luxurious Bath & Shower Gel with the scent of rose. Rich in fragrance and moisturizing agents. Ideal for daily use and all skin types.

The Chemin de Roses Hand Cream protects and nourishes your hands all day long. Ultra rich in shea butter (20 %) it protects and hydrates the hands. Thanks to its light texture it is easily absorbed without leaving an oily residue.

 

 

 

NEW VOLUSPA

We are obsessed with the NEW Macaron Collection by Voluspa! Fragrant macaron flavor inspired COCOWAX fills a delicately colored glass jar shaped like a macaron cookie.

Rose Colored Glasses Macaron: Pink Rose Petals, Neroli Bloom, Warm Amber Musc, Sweet Vanilla

Bergamot Rose Macaron: Tart Green Bergamot, Yellow Garden Roses, Orange Flower

Mokara Macaron: Notes of Mokara Orchid, White Lily, Spring Moss.

Birthday Cake Macaron: Vanilla Bean Icing, Fluffy Crème Cake, Rainbow Ball Sprinkles

French Cade Lavender: Notes of French Cade Wood, Verbena, Bulgarian Lavender

 

NEW Revitalash Duo

Meet your new must-have…The Revitalash Primer & Mascara Duo combines your favorite lash primer and mascara in one tube!

 

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Jun
12
NEW Jouer Jet-Set Limited Edition Collection!

 

photo via @pieceofoyne

The all NEW Limited Edition Jouer Jet-Set Collection was created with travel adventures in mind! Compact travel-ready eyeshadow palette, bronzer duos, lip kits, and a gorgeous new highlighter is ready for your carry-on. Don’t be caught traveling without it! 

 

The Essential Jet-Set Eyeshadow Palette ($24) featuring 6 must-have matte shadows, allows the on-the-go traveler to create the perfect smokey eye or no-makeup makeup look all with one luxurious palette. Apply powder eyeshadow with a shadow brush. Can be used as a liner with its wet-to-dry finish. 

 

The Sunswept Bronzer Duo’s ($30), a duo of velvety complementary bronzers that promote a healthy, glowing complexion. Brush bronzer across cheeks towards temples, across forehead and lightly over chin for a sunkissed glow. Available in Light to Medium and Medium to Deep. 

 

 

Jet-Set away with the Le Perle Lip Kit ($25), featuring a full size Crème Lip Liner, a mini Long-Wear Lip Topper and a mini Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick to help you create your perfect on-the-go pout.
Start with the Long-Wear Crème Lip Liner and outline or fill lips then apply an even layer of Long-Wear Lip Crème and allow to dry. To add a finishing touch, apply your Long-Wear Lip Topper to add shimmer.

The Limited Edition Celestial Highlighter ($24), is a beautiful Shimmering Duochrome Lilac Pink. 
Ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments create the ultimate, “lit-from-within” glow. This creamy, powder formula is long-wearing and highly pigmented for the perfect radiant finish. Using a brush, apply to cheek and brow bones to instantly illuminate.

 

 

 

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Jun
1
Summer Hydration from Herbivore Botanicals!

The husband and wife co-founders who created Herbivore Botanicals out of their Seattle kitchen in 2011.

Herbivore Botanicals brings you products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly effective. Julia and Alex believe in tangible results you can see and feel, and believe in the power of nature to bring these results.

“Every ingredient that we include in our products is there for a specific therapeutic reason. We do not use fillers of any kind, meaning that almost every ingredient in our products is an “active” ingredient. All of our products have an emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients.

Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer. With ingredients ranging from French pink clay to Brazilian gemstones, we formulate treatments that combine essential vitamins, minerals, and botanicals to restore skin to its optimum health and vitality.”

 

 

Introducing Herbivore’s New Summer Must Have

Glowing. Rose. Hydration. Inspired by the gemstone, Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil gives you deeply hydrated, glow-y, and subtly luminous skin. Formulated with the very best oils and infused with an aromatic blend of Moroccan Rose & Jasmine Grandiflorum. This is luxurious skincare for your whole body. Concentrated Moisture.

The scent alone is heavenly! We love how this body oil absorbs quickly to create a natural lipid barrier to lock in moisture, while giving you just the perfect amount of illuminating glow. 

Julia & Alex created their brand with personal rejuvenation and a little indulgence in mind. Herbivore products have intoxicating scents and luxurious textures, so you can really enjoy your skincare and bathing routines. 

 

 

Ultra Hydration Coconut Body Oil 

Tropical. Light. Healing. The perfect light and ultra-nourishing body oil that smells heavenly, whisking you away to the tropics with a single drop. Used in Hawaiian beauty rituals for decades, Coconut has more healing benefits than we can count. Our Coconut Body Oil, formulated with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Coconut Pulp Co2 Extract and a hint of natural tropical florals, helps to hydrate skin, soothe inflammation (making it especially perfect post-shaving), and even tone/texture for glowing skin all year long. Created to whisk you away to a tropical vacation with each application.

 

 

Tried & True Herbivore Favorite

Coco Rose Body Polish is a highly moisturizing and gently exfoliating blend of Virgin Coconut Oil and delicately floral Moroccan Rose. Leaves skin soft and hydrated with a light scent of coconut and rose petals.

We love the ingredients in this sugar scrub! Shea butter and coconut oil moisturize, while pink clay gently detoxifies, and super fine exfoliating sugar gives your skin a new softness and glow.

 

 

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May
16
New Favorite Lippies + Complimentary Lip Treatment!

 

High Pigment Pearl Lip Gloss

This lightweight, creamy gloss delivers full-coverage pearl color that glides on smoothly and moisturizes the lips with Jojoba Seed Oil and Coconut Oil.

Non-sticky formula, warm and cool shades, full coverage color that lasts

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Clay Lip Mask

Regenerate and Luxuriate with this pink pot of perfection! This rich, frosting-like mask goes on thick and luxuriously, packing your pout with healing Bentonite clay, softening Shea Butter, soothing natural oils, and regenerative Swertiamarin, an Ayurvedic herb sourced from the Himalayas.

 

 

The Lip Slip Balm & Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

The Lip Slip Balm – Slip on a lip balm like no other! This deeply hydrating lip treatment doesn’t just coat the lips, but brings lips back to life using restorative natural oils in a comfortable cashmere-soft cream. Results are immediate!

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub – Eliminates dry, flaky skin, immediately leaving lips soft and supple. Follow with The Lip Slip Lip Balm for the perfect sheer pout!

 

Jane Iredale Lip Plumper, Lip & Cheek Tint, Lip Pencil

Just Kissed Lip Plumper – For full, kissable lips, Jane’s top-selling tinted lip plumper delivers moisture and essential oils that soften the skin and contribute to the appearance of a fuller lip!

Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain – This multi-tasking stain comes in 3 colors and provides long lasting custom color to your lips and cheeks. This is one of our top picks for the low maintenance gal on the go!

Jane Iredale Lip Pencil – Mineral pigment-based lip pencils with a soft formula that won’t tug at delicate skin.

 

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May
3
Sunless Tanning Season is Here!

 

It’s time to get your glow on! Did you know Blush has a Luxury Mobile Airbrush Tanning Service? For the month of May we are offering a great gift with purchase promo on our airbrush tanning services. See details below!

 

 

James Read Gradual Tan H2O Illuminating Tan Mist
Organic Rose Water + 24k Gold = Magic Gradual Tan!

 

James Read Coconut Melting Tanning Balm 
Use on Face + Body for a glow that lasts 5 days!

 

 

Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50
Broad spectrum sunscreen meets tinted moisturizer!

 

 

Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen
Water resistant for 40 minutes & available in 3 shades!
(P.S. The man in your life will love this product too – easy, no fuss sunscreen!)

 

 

Ultraluxe Face & Body SPF 30
Anti-aging sunscreen with no white residue or sunscreen scent! 

 

 

 

Call us at 208-433-9393

xoxo

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Apr
25
Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

 

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, are you ready? Your Blush Dolls have put together some fabulous gift ideas she is sure to love! Pamper her at Blush during our three day luxurious Mother’s Day Beauty Event May 8-12th. This package includes a luxury skincare treatment, full makeup application, aromatic hand massage, travel size skincare gift with bubbly & treats – all for $95! Want to join your mother? Book Mother & Daughter appointments for $175 (savings of $15).

Appointments are required for this event, so make sure to book now  to reserve your spot.

For more ideas on Mother’s Day gift, check out our gift guide below! XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr
12
Ultraluxe Anti-Aging Faves!

UltraLuxe is one of our favorite skincare lines for so many reasons! Their products have stood the test of time, won countless awards, and have been celebrity favorites for years. Their anti-aging Microvenom collection features powerful botanicals that synergistically work together to prevent and reverse the visible signs of aging without the use of harsh chemicals.  Their anti-aging formulas include an advanced tri-peptide complex combined with nature’s highest grade essential oils and ingredients deliver a spa quality experience with long lasting results.

 

For a limited time we are offering a FREE Gift with $100 UltraLuxe Purchase. Receive a free Microvenom SPF 30 Face & Body plus 5 deluxe skincare samples (over a $48 value!).

Microvenom SPF 30 Face & Body – Your Free Gift 

 

The only sunscreen with: No White Streaks, No Stickiness, No Sunscreen Smell

This specially formulated face and body sunscreen combines the anti-aging power of Synake with micro-delivery properties of Apple Stem Cell Technology to reveal youthful, glowing skin.

Key Ingredients: Lavender Oil, Orange Oil, Synake and Apple Stem Cell Technology

 

 

Ultraluxe-9 Age Control Complex

Non-Invasive Injection Alternative 

Ultraluxe 9 is engineered with Nonaplex™ technology, includes 9 of the most potent anti-aging complexes known to science. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines, expression lines and deep wrinkles. Tri-peptide technology yields collagen stimulation, epidermal contouring, and protection from environmental damage. Infused with rich botanicals such to help nourish, hydrate and smooth your skin. It’s worth it!

 

 

Nourishing Wash

Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Foaming Oil Cleanser

UltraLuxe Nourishing Wash is a unique daily cleanser that hydrates your skin as it purifies it of pollutants, makeup, and excess surface oils. Rich in antioxidants, this soap-free cleanser is formulated with a blend of Pomegranate, Rosemary Leaf, Verbena, and other nourishing essential oils that will leave your skin clean and glowing.

 

 

Active Mask

Professional Results at Home

Breakthrough tri-peptide technology helps diminish and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Marine algae extract, Papain (papaya), Oat Protein, Bitter Orange and Neroli essential oils are added for their exfoliating, hydrating and soothing properties. This weekly restorative regimen leaves skin immediately plumper, smoother, and younger-looking.

 

 

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