Let’s talk Natural!

All of the most decadent runways featured this look for summer 2015, naturally gorgeous is the way to show off this sultry beach season! Last week we talked about the ease, beauty and coverage of mineral makeups, keeping up with the summer trend of easy, let’s talk natural.

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You already have the sun kissed glow, and I know you’ve been getting regular massages and facials, I’ve seen so many of you already this summer! The weather has been gorgeous and summery, the cool air of the spa has definitely been a lovely relief for all of us. All you need to dress up your look is a quick wash of color on your cheeks, line your eyes with a neutral color smudged gently under and above the lash line, and a swipe of a nude lipgloss or your favorite naked lipstick. BostonMints comes in over a dozen natural hues to tempt you…

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Feel like that’s not enough color for you? Need a little more flair? Add that red lipstick that makes you swoon, keep the rest glowing and ethereal, and let your lips pop with color. If you are loving the sun kissed naked look, simply add something else. Accessorize ~ it can be a sparkly hair barrette, or those gladiator sandals that are too racy to be worn with eyelashes, you choose. Remember the rule, less is better. I offer personalized makeup lessons at Studio Makeup, we will consult with you about your specific needs, skin type and lifestyle. My clients are educated and satisfied, leaving the spa energized and enthusiastic to try new or classic makeup trends at home. Call today to schedule your personal session, be sure to ask about group rates for your next party or event! I look forward to seeing you in the spa.

❤ Joanne

Studio Makeup at Adamo | 5 Stagecoach Way | Cohasset Village 781.383.3011 
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Plum Island Sand

Located in Essex County, on the North Shore of Boston, Plum Island has been a favorite for families and and school trips for many years. The name Plum Island often conjures up images of picnics, fishing or walking on sandy beaches. Fruit possibly comes to mind also. The island was named for what was known as the beach plum, growing wild on the dunes over a hundred years ago. Today you’ll find boutiques, local eateries and Bed & Breakfasts to stay the night. At the southern end of the island is Sandy Point State Reservation, a day use only state park. You’ll find the last lighthouse on the island at the northern tip. Pack a picnic and a soft blanket and make a day of it. Watch the sunset and the boats pass into the evening. Don’t forget your bug spray though, you’ll surely regret it!

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I created the color Plum Island Sand with the beach dunes of Plum Island in mind. The color is sheer and cool, like the cold water that laps at the shores. BostonMints is an all natural product, created for my clients with the most distinctive and quality ingredients available. Vitamin C, E and Aloe Vera are essential to your lips health, a refreshing spearmint flavor keeps your lips cool and plump. Never tested on animals and also gluten free, it will suit even the most particular client. Order your BostonMints lip gloss today and be sure to check out other Summer Favorites, P-Town Pink, Vineyard Bluff and Mint-Ticket Red.

<3, Joanne

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Order online today in full size or conveniant pocket size to keep tucked away, or feel free to call the spa. I am always looking forward to your feedback and questions. Don’t forget to ask about in store specials!

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Coconut Oil and Hydration

We have all been hearing about the multiple fantastic benefits for our bodies by using Coconut Oil in the kitchen. It is known to have so many helpful and healing properties. I am so amazed at all of the healing and luxurious benefits coconut oil has on the outside of the body too. All of it, including your hair and scalp! Studies have shown that the hydration of the skins surface is improved and it helps smooth and heal extra rough patches; heels & elbows better than moisturizer.

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That’s precisely why it is a key ingredient in my newest BostonMints lip gloss colors, Back Bay Berry and STRONG. Smoothing, healing and hydrating, that’s the answer to beautiful luscious lips. Cocounut Oil also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. It is the product to keep in your bathroom cabinet for everyday access.

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Cold pressed coconut oil melts easily between your hands or can be scooped into a warm bath for a luxurious full body moisturizing experience. You can use it as an under eye cream or a highlighter for your cheeks. It leaves your legs smooth as silk when used to shave with a traditional razor. I am sure once you start using coconut oil for some of your grooming needs, you’ll come up with lots of other ideas for this wonderful (and delicious) oil. Be sure to check out the my new colors full of the amazing benefits from coconut oil, also vitamin E & C with a pop of spearmint! Have a fantastic day, see you at Adamo!

❤ Joanne

Order online today in full size or conveniant pocket size to keep tucked away, or feel free to call the spa. I am always looking forward to your feedback and questions. Don’t forget to ask about in store specials!

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The Color of Love

The Swan Boats in Boston Common conjure up thoughts of happy little children, blush pink tulips and lovely white feathered birds floating alongside a tradition that has held strong for over a hundred years. In 1877 with the popularity of bicycles riding through the park, Robert Paget and others developed a catamaran with a big white Swan as housing to hide the captain peddling the paddles. The boats have changed little, it continues to be a local family tradition that captures the hearts of many. 

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BostonMints Swan Boat lipgloss is reminiscent of blush pink tulips and iridescent white feathers. The lightweight, long lasting gloss glides on the lips and immediately enhances the your natural lip color. A unique and healthy blend of Aloe and Spearmint oil heal, protect and refresh your lips. As a make up artist I designed BostonMints to enhance your makeup routine. The colors are made to experiment with, mix them up ladies! Swipe on some classic natural pink Swan Boat for the daytime, then layer it with your favorite lipstick at night to add some depth and volume. Swan Boat lipgloss is the youthful fresh pink that every woman can wear confidently.

BostonMints is always a healthy fresh choice to keep in your front pocket. Never sticky or tacky and never ever tested on animals! Always Gluten free, paraben free, and lead free, it will be a go to favorite for your prettiest, plumpest lips. Check out Swan Boat and all my other colors in the collection today!

❤ Joanne

Truly the color of love, with every purchase of Swan Boat by BostonMints, a portion of the proceeds go directly funding for MMRF. (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation)

Order online today in full size or convenient pocket size to keep tucked away, or feel free to call the spa. I am always looking forward to your feedback and questions. Don’t forget to ask about in store specials!

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Teen Time!

Remember playing with your first tube of lipstick? Practicing your pucker in the mirror and trying not to break the soft creamy point of color off of the tube. Eyeliner may have been the trickiest of the bunch. Should I put it on top, bottom, both or should I skip it altogether? As an adult I still love to experiment with makeup and I know for a fact the average woman is still questioning her makeup options, never mind her daughters!

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I have created a Teen Makeup lesson and application as a healthy beginning and education on beautiful natural makeup for your teen. Bring in your daughters, nieces and friends; help them get started with healthy & modern beauty habits. (ages 10-16) We are all familiar with a little goes a long way ~ as a rule, a professional makeup artist can teach that habit and make it fabulous. The best part is I can teach your girls how to do it themselves. One of the best rewards I receive as a makeup artist, is seeing the natural confidence of a young lady. It certainly doesn’t take the same application of cosmetics or even the same products for that matter, as it does for a woman who has decades under her belt. There are lots of fun summer trends, along with classic tried and true that can easily be worked into a regular or special event routine.

Special events; proms, parties and wedding, are always fun for a first professional makeup appointment, you certainly don’t need a special occasion to take advantage of this fantastic service! Call ahead for your private session or ask about bringing in a group of girls as an occasion in itself! Don’t forget VIP Spa members always get extra perks! See you soon!

Call Studio Makeup at Adamo now to make your appointment. Tel. 781.383.3011 or email us at info@adamodayspa.com I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Love, Joanne

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Teen Facial
A lifetime of beautiful healthy skin begins with the right information and good skin health habits. This mini facial is an ideal way to introduce adolescents, ages 10-16, to the basics of good skin care. Treatment includes a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and treatment mask and step-by-step instructions for home care.
30 minutes $60

Teen Make-Up Lesson
Specifically designed just for teens, this make-up program provides basic skin care instruction and proper application techniques to enhance natural beauty. The perfect primer for those beginning to experiment with make-up.
30 minutes $25

Teen Wellness Massage
A traditional Swedish massage integrated with techniques from each therapist’s unique style to relieve stress, release tension and revitalize tired muscles.
30 minutes $4
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Teen Manicure or Pedicure
A traditional manicure or pedicure that includes a warm buttermilk soak, nail shaping, relaxing hand and arm or foot massage and natural or fine color polish of your choice.
Teen Manicure –  30 minutes $18

Mother Nature and the Paparazzi. Both on the Guest List!

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Surrounded by family and friends, laughing and dancing the day away. There isn’t anything else like it, and not another time in life that people will be taking pictures of you and your bridal party – the entire time. Somebody is always taking a picture. Look your best and keep that makeup from sliding onto the dance floor with a professional application before the big event. Schedule and bring in your wedding party at the same time and shower yourself with extra discounts and perks for the Bride. Enjoy the extra girl time together relaxing and making more precious memories.

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Get ready for the photographers, with your customized wedding day makeup application. Enjoy all the benefits of airbrushed makeup for long lasting waterproof beauty. Bring in your magazine clippings and your ideas and I will personally work with you to find what works best for your big day, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We all know the weather in New England is unpredictable, I want you to look your best in the hot sun, moist summer fog or (wince)  even thunderstorms. Don’t spend your valuable time worrying about mascara running or looking washed out in your pictures. Schedule your appointment now and spend your time smiling.

Love, Joanne

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Call Studio Makeup at Adamo now to make your appointment. Tel. 781.383.3011 or email us at info@adamodayspa.com I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Love, Joanne

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• Spa Wish • Spa Finder • Smartbox • Spa Week/Wellness

JILACQUA COSMETICS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT ADAMO DAY SPA OR ONLINE.

Introducing two NEW colors from BostonMints!

After months of blending, testing and perfecting, I am so excited to announce TWO new and brilliant lip glosses to the BostonMints family. Let’s welcome the summer months ahead with my newest hues ~ Back Bay Berry and Strong! I can’t even say their names without a smile creeping across my face. The colors are vibrant and shimmery and the names alone speak for themselves. The process of choosing names is never easy, I want to feel an emotional charge from the names I choose, not just choose random places or words. #FindYourColoriSpy

Back Bay Berry glides off the tongue as easily as it drapes your lips in the most decadent shimmering shade of berry gloss. Like fresh plums and raspberries blended together with the amazing benefits of coconut oil and the long lasting refreshment of spearmint. The sight of window boxes throughout Back Bay filled with flowers in the summer and berries in the winter, inspired the color for this sure favorite.
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Strong. The word holds so much comfort and assurance to everybody, and everybody’s strength is unique. Strong could be first steps, survival, bravery or honesty. Oftentimes strong is simply putting a smile on your face when it’s not your first choice. This shade of red, with just the right amount of shimmer for day or night suits absolutely every skin tone. Blended with the highest quality coconut oil and my original blend of Aloe & Spearmint oils, a healthy addition to your collection. BostonMints is gluten free and safe for everybody of all ages. This new color is brilliant, classic and will have a stronghold in the front pocket of your purse.

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Strong and Back Bay Berry are both available in our introductory purse size in limited quantities. Get a handful. One for yourself and those who are strong in your life!

Boutiques can phone in their orders today or request samples by using using the attached form below. 

Individual orders for BostonMints can be phoned in to our Home Office at Adamo Day Spa, Cohasset, MA Tel. 781.383.3011 or reach us via email at info@adamodayspa.com #FindYourColor bostonmints.com

❤ Joanne

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You say Newbury. I say Newberry.

Newbury Street conjures up images of swanky restaurants, internationally renowned designers and the best independent boutiques in Boston. It certainly didn’t start out that way. Did you know that Newbury Street was originally under Boston Harbor? The Back Bay and the two mile stretch of twinkle tree lined sidewalks now known as Rodeo Drive of the East wasn’t completely filled in until 1882. With not so humble beginnings it started as an exclusive and prestigious place to reside, long before it became a shopping and tourist destination.

Find BostonMints in Finer Boutiques. Check us out at Reflections on Newbury Street, Boston MA

Reflection: something reflected, as an image. What image do you like to reflect in your gifts? In your home décor? In what you wear? Reflections enables you to reflect your own personal gifting and decorating style with unique brands and vintage items. Reflections ~ reflecting your passion for fine gifts and home decor.


Cool and sleek – Newberry Street lipgloss will travel with you to all of your favorite destinations. Although its not always jet setting, we still like to look chic and polished. I created the color to be layered with a lipstick or used alone as a sheer modern gloss. Play with the colors you already have, layering for depth and shine. Your lips will stay minty and full of color all day long. BostonMints is free of harmful chemicals and made with only the finest natural ingredients. BostonMints is also always a Gluten Free product so everybody can enjoy the beautiful benefits. Newberry Street comes in both full size and purse size. Order yours today!

❤ Joanne

Together we planted 864 Trees!

FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE

Every time you purchased Éminence retail products at Adamo Day Spa, a tree has been donated and planted in developing countries.

Together Adamo Day Spa and our Guests have partnered with Eminence Organic Skin Care to plant 864 trees to date. Thank you!

Our ongoing partnership with Éminence allows us to maintain our commitment to the award-winning global tree planting organization Trees for the Future, planting trees in 19 developing countries throughout the world including Burundi, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania. In Africa, agroforestry provides families with the education and tools to create their own tree nurseries. The profits allow them to support their basic needs, while also benefitting the environment and fighting deforestation.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF A SINGLE TREE:

•  Produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year
•  Absorbs as much carbon in a year as a car produces driving 26,000 miles
•  Helps lower air temperature and helps combat climate change
•  Stabilizes the soil and prevents wind and soil erosion through its roots
•  Contributes to the fertility of land through nitrogen fixation and increasing water penetration

Adamo Day Spa is so proud to be a part of this program that has contributed 3,000,000 + Trees to the Earth! Love, Joanne

Thank you poster from the children of Mt. Kilimanjaro (top), children in Cameroon with trees (bottom-left), planting trees in Ethiopia (bottom-right)

Thank you poster from the children of Mt. Kilimanjaro (top), children in Cameroon with trees (bottom-left), planting trees in Ethiopia (bottom-right)

THE WINDOWS TO OUR SOUL

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time of year to freshen your outlook. When we feel good about ourselves it shines through in a natural radiance that you cannot control. It’s been said our eyes are the windows to our souls, that may be very true. What we know is, eyebrows frame your eyes and they are the first feature people look at when they see you. Are your eyebrows sending the wrong message to people? A leading study proved the shape of your eyebrows can make you appear fatigued, angry, surprised or even sad. Those are not the emotions we want our friends or clients to be greeted with on a daily basis. If nothing else, improperly shaped brows have the potential to send some mixed messages. We certainly wouldn’t go without getting our hair cut and styled, why are we ignoring our brows? Call Adamo Day Spa today to book your appointment with the professionals at Joanne Ilacqua, Studio Makeup. Make sure you’re making the best impression you can this spring! Joanne and her team will customize and optimize the shape of your brows with the swift and minuscule movements of her tweezers. Almost like magic, a little wax and eye pencil you will look refreshed and younger. The professional makeup artists and estheticians of Joanne Ilacqua’s Studio Makeup at Adamo will teach you how to easily maintain your new look at home until your next visit. The smallest changes can make the biggest difference! Book your appointment today! Love, Joanne

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