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      Beauty Booster: Why Our Rose Glow Tea Is A Healthy Skin Elixir

      Beauty Booster: Why Our Rose Glow Tea Is A Healthy Skin Elixir

      Roses are not new drink trend. As a matter of fact, they have been used for lifestyle and curative purposes for a very long time.

      The plant family has over 130 species, all of which are edible and can be used in tea, but some varieties are a bit more pleasant and palatable while others offer a more medicinal taste.

      Drinking rose petal tea is a great way to get some good-for-you vitamins and antioxidants, we brew several cups in our studio daily. It contains Vitamins E and C, which as a duo, are some of the best vitamins to promote healthy skin.

      Rose Glow Tea - Gem Luxe Beauty

      It's naturally free of caffeine and the light floral flavor may make it a beverage you keep on heavy rotation. It tastes great iced in the warm weather months too!

      Oh, and the aroma....calming, soothing, heavenly!

      We celebrate most afternoons with a delicious cup of our own blend and swear by it as a glow enhancer. Here's our super simple way to brew and enjoy: 


      Rose Glow Tea

      Prep time: 5 minutes
      Serves: 2


      1. 2 cups Water 
      2. 2 tbsp Gem Luxe Beauty Rose Glow Tea
      3. Raw honey (optional)


      1. In a small saucepan, place the Rose Glow Tea. Cover with water and bring just to a simmer over low-medium heat.
      2. Let simmer for approximately 5 minutes or until the petals become darkened.
      3. Remove from heat and strain the hot rose petal liquid into teacups. Add honey to taste. 

      Optional Beauty Boost

      1. Add Green Tea Powder. Prepare the green tea according to instructions adding an equal amount of dried rose petals. Add honey, if desired.



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      How To Use A Facial Oil

      How To Use A Facial Oil - Juliet, Founder of Gem Luxe Beauty

      Juliet Williams, Gem Luxe Beauty Founder

      You may know that using a nourishing moisturizer should be a super-important step in your morning and evening skin care routine. But who says you can only use a cream to get the job done? If you haven’t learned how to use a facial oil yet, you’re missing out. Oils sometimes get a bad rap, as you might assume that using one will leave your face looking overly shiny and cause you to break out—but it’s all about applying one the right way. Here, I'm giving you the 411 on how I apply facial oil as part of my skin care routine and how to use facial oil with makeup so that you can elevate your overall beauty look. 


      As the name suggests, facial oils are a skincare product that works to provide your skin with moisture. Typically made with a mixture of plant oils, facial oils offer your skin various benefits ranging from locking the skin with moisture to softening and balancing skin. Depending on the facial oil used, you can also take advantage of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Basically, it’s a skin care must-have!


      Keep reading for my step-by-step routine!

      NOTE: I have normal to dry skin that can sometimes get oily due to hormonal fluctuations.


      The first step in my a.m. and p.m. routines is cleansing. I use a hydrating or firming cleanser. I also use a peel 1-2 times per week to help slough off dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of my skin. Using a toner is my last step achieving the cleanest skin I possibly can. Some say this step isn't necessary but I find that toners can not only treat your skin with beneficial ingredients but at the end of the day, they remove the last bits of makeup, sunscreen and everyday grime just washing alone can miss.  My current favorite is here.


      The right serum can boosts the efficiency of everything else that you do to take care of your skin. Finding the right one for you can be complicated and the trial/error method can surely dent your wallet. They range in price from economical to "holy cow!" but I've found that you don't necessarily need to break the bank to find a good one. I absolutely swear by the combination of this one for fine lines and puffiness, this one to help my skin tone and soften my expression lines for day and night and add this one before bed for extra smoothing and softening benefits. Gently pat them into your skin and be sure to allow them to dry completely before moving on to the next step. Please read the labels of any products you choose for possible skin irritants.


      The debate over whether to apply facial oil before or after moisturizer is almost as discussed as that age-old question. Well, I have the answer. No, not about the egg—the other one. While it can vary from product to product, in general, facial oil should be used on top of creams and lotions. This is because once you apply an oil it's tricky for other products to penetrate its formula.

      With that said, go ahead and smooth on your moisturizer of choice over your face and neck (yes, your neck needs moisture too for suppleness and tone!) Of course, in the morning, broad-spectrum sunscreen is also a must. To keep things simple, use a moisturizer formulated with SPF. I love this one for daytime. At night, this one is my go-to.


      Once you’re slathered in moisturizer, it’s time to get your facial oil ready. Depending on your skin type, morning and night, apply three to five drops of either Peridot, Amethyst (my favorite!) or Citrine Luxe Facial Oil onto the palm of your hand. With your finger, dab the oil in small dots onto cleansed skin, avoiding your eye area. Then gently smooth and press the oil onto your face and neck, using the whole surface of your hands. Smooth the oil from nose to ears, eyebrows to hairline, and neck to jawline. Less is definitely more—so no need to go overboard!

      Beauty Gems Tip: Don’t want your face to have an all-over glow? I find that hard to relate to, but in that case, you can apply your facial oil in the same spots you’d put highlighter. Dab the oil onto your cheekbones, the center of your forehead, and your chin to give your visage a balanced glow that’s just dewy enough.


      Now that I’ve talked about skin care, it’s time to switch gears to your makeup routine. Below, I'm sharing tips on how I incorporate facial oil into my makeup routine for more radiant-looking skin. 


      Makeup primer helps create an even base for your makeup products to apply evenly and last throughout the day. And when you add a few drops of your facial oil into the mix, things only get better from there. Since facial oils provide an extra touch of hydration, I mix one with my favorite primer as the perfect way to keep my skin moisturized, which helps my radiance level all day long.


      Another way I add facial oil into my makeup routine? I apply my facial oil before my foundation. A great tip for dry skin types, applying facial oil before your foundation can help boost your skin with nourishment and leave you with bright and healthy-looking skin. Simply dab a few drops onto your skin and smooth over your face and neck. Give the facial oil 2-3 minutes to absorb, then buff a lightweight foundation onto your skin.


      If you have a fear of using too much foundation in your makeup routine, this tip will save the day. I mix a few drops with my foundation. A great way to provide your skin with extra moisture, it also works wonders to give your skin a healthy-looking finish. Not to mention, if you like dewy skin, this step makes it oh-so-easy to achieve. 

      Gem Luxe Beauty Facial Oils


      Love, Juliet





      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains affiliate links and I participate in the Amazon Associate program, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you beauty commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!




      The Beauty of Color: Inspirations + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

      The Beauty of Color: Inspirations + Giveaway! (CLOSED) - JulRe Designs LLC

      "It all happened by mistake. Let's just say I may have happily "fallen" into my entrepreneurial journey starting with creating a jewelry design studio in the year 2000 and more recently, skincare product development. My love of brilliant, vibrant color is intertwined with everything I do and has been a lifelong obsession", says our parent company Founder & Creative Director, Juliet. She is constantly inspired by the fast-paced world of fashion as well as the beautiful hues and palettes that nature bestows upon us each and every day.

      Our natural skincare company is the result her frustration with finding healthy products that would effectively address her own skincare issues so she created botanical solutions that would treat them with the tender, loving care you would give the luxurious gemstones she uses when designing her color-filled jewelry collections. Her first formulation, our Amethyst Luxe Facial Oil for Mature Skin, is infused with sumptuous skin-balancing botanicals such as Evening Primrose and Geranium Egyptian to rejuvenate and replenish. It's a customer favorite! 

      JulRe Designs LLC Founder & Creative Director, Juliet

      JulRe Designs LLC Founder & Creative Director, Juliet

      To celebrate color, its beauty and the Holiday season, we've partnered with our sister brands, JulRe Designs Studio and The Color Lab Blog to put together a giveaway that brings together a few of our favorite colorful things! One lucky winner will receive a prize package valued at $240! It includes: 

      From Gem Luxe Beauty
      One (1) Glow Box #1 Skincare Set (valued at $95)

      From The Color Lab Blog
      One (1) $100 Amazon eGift Card

      From JulRe Designs Studio
      One (1) pair of Color Drop Earrings
      in Ruby and Amethyst (valued at $50)



      Stone Love: Rose Quartz, the Rock of Love

      Stone Love: Rose Quartz, the Rock of Love - JulRe Designs LLC

      The color of the Rose Quartz stone is the very epitome of universal love, ranging from very pale pink to deep bright pink. The crystal is believed to help open up your heart and attract love of every kind - self-love, love of family and friends, love for humankind or romantic love.

      According to the principles of Feng Shui, placing Rose Quartz crystals in your bedroom helps promote nourishing and loving energy in that area. Carrying Rose Quartz in your purse, pocket or wearing Rose Quartz jewelry can help release pain and negative emotions and allow loving vibes to permeate.

      Hold Rose Quartz in the palm of your hand and meditate with it over your heart or sleep with a piece under your pillow to help manifest matters of the heart into your dreams. I sleep with one of these under my mattress to help keep love flowing.

      Gem Luxe Beauty Rose Quartz Luxe Body Oil


      I'm so inspired by the loving beauty of Rose Quartz that I created a body oil in its honor. And because everyone is love, I made this product to benefit all skin types. You can purchase the Rose Quartz body oil now and experience this loving kindness it gives your skin.



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      The Power of Bathing with Crystals

      The Power of Bathing with Crystals - JulRe Designs LLC

      We’ve been putting a lot of emphasis on self-care lately. And rightfully so. These times we’re living in can be overwhelming and all-consuming if we let them be. But as life starts to shift toward something that looks like a new way forward, my hope is that we don’t lose the importance of treating ourselves well. So how can we treat ourselves in lasting ways, building self-care habits that are ongoing? Sure, that glass of wine sounds fabulous, but in what ways can we relieve stress and rejuvenate our minds and spirits so we can be fortified for whatever the future has in store for us? Consider what I’ve been enjoying lately - a healthy, rejuvenating bath with crystals.

      How to Recharge with a Crystal Bath

      1. Prepare your bathing area. Light a few of your favorite candles, turn off the lights, enrich your bath water with your favorite bath oil or you can also pour a few drops of my Aquamarine Luxe Body Oil or Rose Quartz Luxe Body Oil into your bath as well. 
      2. Create a sacred space for banishing stress. Select your crystals. Place your crystals along the rim of your tub beside your head, stomach and hips to align with the crown, solar plexus, and root chakras.
      3. You can place crystals in the bath to set an intention for the water. Choose two crystals to hold in your hands, or even one to place over your heart. Here are a few of my favorites:

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      Rose Quartz stones are heart based crystals that will infuse you bath with the energy of love.

      Amethyst crystals help to relieve stress and gives clarity as you reach develop a richer understanding of yourself. It also helps to dissipate any negative thoughts.

      Citrine is a brilliant stone with an intense energy. Creativity and positivity are its superpowers. It will help to boost your self-esteem and assist you in visualizing your life path.

      Aquamarine inspires a sense of peacefulness. It may have the power to absorb all your worries and daily troubles.

      Enjoy the sensations of the soothing environment you have created. Open your mind and allow the crystals to guide you to a sense of deep relaxation. Close your eyes and breathe in optimism, breathe out all that is gloomy and pessimistic. See yourself as being as fluid as the water. Release.


      Be well,


      Love, Juliet





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