Extend your summer and capture the scent of the French Polynesian Islands with Monoi de Tahiti. ‘Monoi’ is an ancient Tahitian word that means “scented oil”. The gorgeous fragrance comes from the Tahiti’s national flower, Tiaré, also known as the Tahitian Gardenia. When the tiaré flower is infused in traditional Tahitian coconut oil you get the decadent scent and skin savor, Monoi de Tahiti.
The tiaré flowers that are used in Monoi de Tahiti are hand-picked at a very particular stage of their growth, specifically when they are still unopened. The flower portion is placed in refined coconut oil for a minimum of 15 days. This is known as “enfleurage” (flower soaking), a French term used to designate a specific extraction step. According to specific maceration standards set by the decree of Appellation d’Origine, which each manufacturer must scrupulously follow, a minimum of 15 tiaré flowers must be used in every liter of refined coconut oil.
Beyond their contribution to Monoi de Tahiti, tiaré flowers are deeply rooted in everyday Polynesian life. In traditional medicine, the flower is prepared in a variety of concoctions to alleviate headaches, sunburn and even the common cold. It is also known for the benefits to the skin, body and hair, because it does not contain any emulsifiers. The oil moisturizes, protects and conditions skin while combining the beautiful scent of Tahitian gardenia flowers and coconut oil.
Used in many beauty products, the fragrant scent of Monoi perpetually remind me of summer. During the colder months of the year, bring a little sunshine into your life with Monoi.
The Body Shop ~ Spa Wisdom Polynesia Monoi Miracle Oil: $20.00
NARS ~ Monoi Body Glow II: $59.00
Monoi Tiki Tahiti ~ Tahitian Coconut Oil: $6.75
C. Booth ~ Tahitian Monoi Dry Oil Spray: $6.99
Jane Iredale Dot the i Makeup Remover Swabs erase all signs of makeup mishaps quick and easy. The botanical formula is gentle, alcohol-free and safe around the eye area.
These unique cotton swabs are pre-measured with makeup remover and with a simple snap the cotton is fully absorbed. With one swipe, whisk away raccoon eyes, eyeshadow fallout, or bleeding lipsticks.
These cotton swabs can also be used to perfect a look. Achieve a “cat eye,” winged-liner look, by simply sweeping the swab at the outer-corner to perfect the edge. Or finish off a red lip, by gliding swab under the outline of the lip, to prevent color from bleeding.
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Jane Iredale Dot the i Makeup Remover Swabs are great for on-the-go, travel or whenever needed.
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara is the brand’s newest launch. This long-wearing mascara promises to instantly curl and lengthen lashes. Stila’s innovative lash-curl memory is formulated to “perm” the lashes over time.
The mascara’s wand is long and controlled. The brush is small and thin enabling it to coat and extend each lash, from base to tip. Eliminating the need for an eye-lash curler, this formula ultimately curls and conditions.
Perms are back with Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara.
Moroccanoil is an oil treatment for the hair, derived from natural Argan Oil. This brand’s unique formula promises to fortify the hair, improve elasticity and protect against free-radicals.
Moroccanoil instantly absorbs into the hair creating instant shine without leaving an oily residue. It intensely hydrates and conditions the hair leaving it silky and smooth. It speeds up drying time and puts an end to frizzy, unmanagable hair.
Although there are other Argan-based brands that claim to do the same, Moroccanoil is truly one-of-a kind. It smells delicious, like an exotic vacation and never leaves hair greasy or sticky.
Tip: Apply Moroccanoil to damp hair at night, twist into a bun and pin to the top of head. In the morning hair will be soft, wavy and completely frizz-free.