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Jane Iredale at the Mini Spa VT

The Mini Spa is excited to announce that we will now be carrying Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup.

Jane Iredale Makeup at Mini Spa VTJane Iredale, namesake of the makeup line, is the president and founder. She founded the line in 1994 when she started noticing how the makeup used on sets were causing sensitivities and and skin disorders in the actresses and models Iredale was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with a line of make that has skin care benefits.

This extensive line of products are formulated with the highest quality ingredients and pharmaceutical grade vitamins and antioxidants. The pure mineral pigments that are used provide exceptional coverage the requires minimal touch-ups.

Not only is the Jane Iredale company committed to providing us with the highest quality makeup but they are also committed to keeping our skin healthy. Six of the Jane Iredale products have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. This means that Iredale has provided scientific data showing that these products safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. All of the products are allergy tested, safety tested, clinically tested and dermatologist tested to ensure that ingredients do not cause skin sensitivities.

This week we had a full day of product knowledge and hands on training provided to us by Jane Ireldale, in order to ensure we all can share the excitement and knowledge of this wonderful makeup line to all of our wonderful clients.

So the next time you are in the Mini Spa check out this exciting new line and feel free to ask the girls about anything.

New Year, New Name!

Tootsies Mini Spa is now Mini Spa VTHappy 2014 to all! While reflecting on the past year our team had a lot to feel good about after a successful change of location and well-received additions to our spa services menu. What better way to celebrate our one year anniversary at Battery Street than by unveiling our new name: Mini Spa VT!

Why would you want to change your name when Tootsies is so cute” you ask? That’s a fair question, for sure. The answer: Tootsies is cute! When the Mini Spa was sharing space with the Tootsies Shoe Boutique and focusing on pedicures it was the perfect name. When we moved we kept the name Tootsies so our clients could find us easily. But one year and no shoes later it‘s time to hang a new sign that reflects what we have become…your Vermont Mini Spa!

But we’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for the name Tootsies and we’ll keep our Tootsies coffee mugs in memory of whence we came!

Fall 2013 Makeup Trends

As seen on the runway makeup can be subtle or outrageous. Let’s be realistic and accept that most we see on the runway cannot be translated into real life except for a few.

Cherry lips, matte skinLips:  all over the runway we see Ultra-dark wines. The great thing about wines, cherries, and oxblood reds are matched with the right color anyone can wear this trend. The key is to try on a few or seek a professional who can pinpoint the right tone for your lips and to keep the color matte or use a lip stain.

Fall 2013 eye makeup trendsEyes: As always the cat eye was seen on the catwalk for fall. But also seen were soft muted shades of orange and brown. Key here is to use muted colors and brown eyeliner. Another trend was metallics, either used to line the eyes or a subtle sweep across the lid will make this trend translatable to everyday looks, to kick this look up for the evening use in corners of the eyes. Just have fun and who doesn’t have fun with metallics?

Wine stained lips, velvet skinFace: We saw a transition from dewy skin to more of a matte/velvet finish for fall. Subtle and fresh was ideal and keeping it easy for a day to nighttime look.

As always experiment with color! Don’t be afraid to try a look you see on the runways, you may end up loving the results!

HINT: A good skin care regimen is important to making all these fall looks a hit! Fall is a great time to get a facial and review your skin needs to keep it healthy and young looking!  Makeup is fantastic but without a good foundation you can still look dull.

Tootsies Voted Best Manicure – Pedicure

Tootsies Winner Best Manicure PedicureWoo hoo! We did it again – Tootsies won the Daysies Award for best manicure & pedicure! We are excited and so very grateful! The Daysies are meaningful because they are awarded based on the the votes of the 7 Days readers. We strive to provide outstanding service, so this award is extra special – it means we are living up to expectations. Not to toot our own horn – well maybe we are a little – but we’ve won this award 5 years running!! See the results here.