Friday, September 1, 2017


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In a blink of the eye, Summer is fading, and in it’s place, Fall is beginning to take hold.  Although Fall officially arrives in less than twenty-four days, there will still be a few last gasps of warm and even hot Summer weather; but in time, the chill and bite of northerly winds will also kick in, and much to my delight.  Crystal clear blue skies, the crunch of falling leaves, and the once lush green of ground and trees will begin to go dormant.  All signs of Fall…..

As we continue transitioning from one season to the next, finding new product discoveries to make that transition all the more enjoyable is what this edition is all about.  My latest product finds are sure to please, and be perfect for the new seasonal transitioning.  This edition’s round up includes products from Jan Marini, L’Occitane en Provence, SeabuckWonders, Treets Traditions, and Jane Iredale.  These products are perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall, and beyond.  Enjoy!

~ Skincare ~

Jan Marini ~ Hyla3D Lip Complex
This restorative Lip Complex delivered results in a short amount of time.  My skin texture was soft and supple, more defined, and looked healthier; I only had a few, barely discernable, lines around the upper lip line and this product softened them up, making them hardly visible.   Key ingredients include Ceramide 2, Retinol, DMAE, Tri-peptide, and CoQ10.  I suggest using this as a treatment prior to retiring; I don’t recommend applying it during the day, because normal activities like drinking and eating diminish the product’s effectiveness.  For more information, visit

L’Occitane en Provence ~ Divine Face Cream and Eye Cream
This power duo was the perfect antidote for my Summer-weary skin.  Immortelle has multiple benefits that include being an antioxidant, increases circulation, anti-aging, calming, and soothing.  Divine Face Cream absorbed quickly without leaving any tacky or greasy residue; hydration levels were well maintained throughout the day; skin was visibly healthier looking, fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size were minimized, and texture of skin was more consistent; product consistency was silky.  Key ingredients include Camelina Sativa Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosemary, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Immortelle Extract, Myrtle Essential Oil, and Borage Seed OilDivine Eye Cream was non-irritating and quickly absorbed without leaving any tacky or greasy residue; hydration levels were well maintained throughout the day; fine lines and wrinkles were minimized; product consistency was silky.  Key ingredients include Immortelle Extract, Myrtle Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Cabbage Rose Water, Evening Primrose Oil, and Shea Butter.  For more information, visit

SeabuckWonders ~ Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
This Facial Cleanser was outstanding.  It’s exfoliation and cleansing properties were both very gentle and effective; my skin didn’t feel taut or dry after using the product, and felt hydrated and soft to the touch; the product rinsed well without leaving any residue; product had a silky consistency.  The enjoyable and fresh aroma of Orange added a nice touch to using this product.  Key ingredients include Certified Organic Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Orange Peel Oil, Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6, 7,and 9, and Vegetable Glycerin.  For more information, visit 

~ Body Care ~

Treets Traditions ~ Energising Secrets Foaming Shower Gel
The consistency of this product was like shaving foam, and a little went a long way.  The Foaming Shower Gel made for a rich and gentle lather that thoroughly cleansed without drying; rinsed off thoroughly without leaving any residue on the skin, which felt soft and silky to the touch.  Key ingredients include Tamanu Seed Oil, Passion Fruit Seed Oil, and Vitamins A, C, and E.  For more information, visit

~ Maquillage ~

Jane Iredale ~ Fall Makeup Collection Deep and Dazzling ~ Gwen PureMoist Lipstick, Paris PureMoist Lip Plumper, and Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush
More beautiful colors that complement all skin tones that leave a bit of glam and color to lips and cheeks.  Gwen PureMoist Lipstick is a vibrant cherry-rich red; key ingredients include Moringa Butter, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Vitamin E, Coffee Seed Extract, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba Esters, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils, Orange Peel Wax, Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry ExtractsParis PureMoist Lip Plumper is a shimmery-wine; key ingredients include Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil, Lemon and Tangerine Essential Oil, Time Released Peptides (for Hydration), Green Tea Leaf Extract, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Ginger Root Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C EsterClearly Pink PurePressed Blush is a subtle hint of pastel pink; key ingredients include Minerals, Pine Bark Extract, and Pomegranate Extract.  The Lipstick and Lip Plumper can pull double-duty and used as a blush, or even a wisp of color to the eyelids.  The Blush also doubles as a subtle hint of color for eyelids.  I love this product line with its multi-use products that are season-less.  For more information, visit

~ Spa Happenings ~

Carillon Miami Wellness Center, a world-class wellness property in Miami Beach, FL, recently announced the appointment of award-winning spa industry leader Catherine Strange Warren as its Vice President of Spa and Wellness. In her new role, Warren will manage a team of over 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon and wellness facilities.  With nearly two decades of industry leadership and expertise, Warren will be tasked with elevating the spa and wellness offerings to five-star status at this premier destination.  For more information, visit

While September is designated as National Yoga Month, founder and owner of acclaimed SUP Yoga Center in St. Augustine, FL, Jess Amendola, celebrates yoga every day.  Amendola brings to the industry ten years of expertise in all-things yoga and living a healthy lifestyle.  Her impressive credentials include being a certified Standup Paddleboard Yoga Instructor, BOGA Yoga Ambassador, professional yoga and fitness model, and wellness influencer.  SUP Yoga Center is a national hub for SUP Yoga and is the official BOGA Yoga floating studio in Northeast Florida.  For more information, visit

~ In Closing ~

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Seasonal transitioning requires assessing the efficacy of all of your treatment products.  Products that worked well during the Spring and Summer may not necessarily perform as well in the Fall.  Make sure to change your regimens and products to conform to changes brought about by seasonal transitioning and change. 

Be sure to read my annual missive on “Fall/Winter Transitioning Tips ~ Your Best Bet”, which will be out shortly.  In this seasonal gem, I’ll share with you as an industry insider all of my expert tips, recommendations, and insights.  I cover everything…skin and body care, makeup, fragrance, wellness, health, and lifestyle.  This article is a potpourri of the best in seasonal lifestyle transitioning, and is also relevant for transitioning from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter.

Take the time to notice the changes in nature as the seasons change, and enjoy them.  Celebrate and embrace those changes, because they’re a part of the cycle of life.

That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.
By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations on her authored work.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served each of the Five Pillars Task Force groups for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC).  She has been a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz, and is currently an Administrator for three Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society, Spa College, and North Shore Opera Hour.  In addition to her blogs, her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGS.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, Terry’s Second Helpings.  Please note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  For additional information, email her at


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