Showing posts with label Golden Door Spa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Golden Door Spa. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Celebrate July 4th With These Beauty Must-Haves


Happy Summer 2019! Oh, we know that it's arrived with full-on summer heat. However, we have you covered. Whether you’re hangin’ in the city, on the beach, or chillin’ lakeside, this July 4th make sure you celebrate in style with a few of  Team TME’s favoirte beauty essentials in patriotic colors. Yep … Celebrate July 4th with these Red, White, and Blue Beauties! Read on to the end to find out about our absolute favorite after celebration skin savers!




PATRIOTIC LIPS

Bring on the fireworks with these fiery hues from Gabriel Cosmetics! We love any excuse to rock a bold scarlet lip color, and 4th of July festivities are the perfect occasion.

Pomegranate: This deep red crème is the classic shade your lipstick wardrobe needs, Enriched with nourishing Ingredients this exquisite long lasting formula provides natural, luxuriant lip color with all-day or night hydration. 
Nectar is a bronzed berry with a warm shimmer that is perfect for any Independence Day celebration! Plus, the Gluten-Free moisture rich formula helps to protect lips while adding brilliant shine for a burst of sheer color to your lips.





FRAGRANCE FIRECRACKERS

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in Silent St. – This clean, pure scent will keep you feeling fresh, especially at your all-white summer party

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in 2AM Kiss – Be irresistible this Fourth of July with an intimate burst of salty caramel and crystallized amber




CELEBRATE YOUR STRANDS

Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Collection  – Get hair that shines with this Aloe, Coconut Milk, Guava Oil and Mango Butter formula that provides nourishment and luscious shine

OGX Gravity-Defying & Hydration + O2 Collection – Perfect for a weekend full of festivities, this collection creates movement and bounce without weighing hair down




SKIN SAVERS

Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our picnic baskets!)  Anyway … GD has just introduced the Try Me Kit that contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!







NAIL ART … We bet you thought that we forgot about one of the most fun beauty projects for Independence Day. Well, nope. We didn’t. Checkout “16 Independence Day Nail Art Ideas For Patriotic Fingers,” for guaranteed July 4th Nailspiration!


Have A Safe and Amazing July 4th! ~xo Team TME


Friday, January 25, 2019

Skincare For Your Legs Winter Edition



Maybe, the best place to start with winter skin care is to look at why we experience skin issues. Our skin changes for multiple reasons. Stress, hormones, age, and yes, even the weather all contribute to changes in tone and texture. As for our legs, being protected by clothing during the cooler months actually works as a moisture thief. Generally fabric is against the skin on our legs, so not only is the fabric robbing moisture from our skin it’s also irritating the skin by constantly rubbing against it. While we aren’t exactly able to bare our legs throughout the cooler months, there are various ways to keep your legs looking summer sexy throughout autumn and winter.





Exfoliate. TME readers know that we emphasize not over-exfoliating the skin on your face, but you may be neglecting the rest of your body -- specifically your legs. You need to remove dead skin cells, which are most likely more prevalent during the cooler months. We recommend that you exfoliate your legs every other time that you bath or shower. Dry “brush” with a pair of inexpensive spa gloves and follow up with a fab body scrub. Our current fave is Golden Door Bamboo Body Scrub ($58).






Hair Removal. More women than you think opt not to go for permanent hair removal. Yep. Shaving is still at the forefront of hair removal and while we never really understood the whole idea of not shaving our legs regularly, we have found out over the years that a lot of us don’t shave our legs during the winter and this actually contributes to lackluster legs. When you shave, it’s super important to use a good shave cream and razor. Our current faves are Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving Soap ($8.99) and Gillette Venus Swirl ($8.99).





Moisturize. You absolutely need to pay special attention to moisturizing your skin, from head-to-toe, during the cooler months and our legs are no exception. For conditioned, supple and sexy winter legs you need to moisturize them everyday. Finding a moisturizer that really locks it in can be a little challenging, so it’s worth it to do your research! Our current fave is Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Cream ($75) and also a super budget-friendly choose that we found by complete accident ... Healthy Accents Essential Skin Lotion that will run you about $4 a bottle and works pretty well. 

We hope that you’ve found this post to be helpful and remember, you can always email us with your questions at info@makeupexminer.com! 


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last Minute Holiday Beauty Essentials & Gifts


Well beautynistas and suavies, we’re down to the wire on our holiday shopping. Again this year, only one member of Team TME has her holiday shopping finished. Yes, we are hating her. So, we set out to do our own last minute shopping and we’re sharing our favorite finds with you! Sometimes one of the easiest go-to gifts is a Subscription Beauty Box and Team TME has seen just about every one currently on the market. To choose one that’s right for anyone on your list, check out TME’s Subscription Box section! For ideas that offer you a gift in hand, read on ...

FRAGRANCE


A quick and cost savings place that we’ve found, and come to love, is Fragrance.com. Below are just a few amazing scents that you can find! 

  • Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray ($44.99) – Prada Candy has a novel olfactory balance combining exceptionally high-quality ingredients in excessive proportions. Magnified by white musks, noble benzoin comes together with a modern caramel accord to give the fragrance a truly unique signature.
  • Marc Jacobs Variety Daisy Set ($49.99) - This 4-piece mini variety set makes the perfect holiday gift for any fragrance fanatic. Set includes: Daisy Eau So Fresh, Daisy, Daisy Dream Forever, and Daisy Dream.

SKIN SAVERS




Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our gift baskets!)  Anyway … GD has introduced the Try Me Kit ($38) that contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!

Baré Alchemy Ambrosia Collection Serum Minis ($50 each) make the perfect stocking stuffer!
  • Ambrosia Protect Serum (for normal skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum and Caviar Lime Pearl, the Protect Serum boosts hydration at the cellular level. Rich in AHAs, this serum provides a gentle exfoliation, and stimulates the skin to reduce the appearance of aging and improve luminosity.
  • Ambrosia Soothe Serum (for dry/sensitive skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum, Argan Oil and Tasman Pepper Berry Extract, the Sooth Serum restores hydration to the skin’s layers, boosts collagen synthesis and structural cellular integrity of dry, damaged, and sensitive skin.
  • Ambrosia Cleanse Serum (for oily skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum, Manuka Oil and Tea Tree Leaf Oil, the Cleanse Serum boosts hydration with a blend of vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory ingredients help minimize acne, blackheads and whiteheads.

Blue Lagoon Iceland Duo Masks ($199) - From one of the 25 wonders of the world comes one of the most natural skincare duos for healthy, glowing and radiant skin, Blue Lagoon Iceland Algae and Silica Mud Mask!
  • Silica Mud Mask – composed of the Blue Lagoon’s iconic white wonder, Silica deep-cleanses and strengthens your skin, reduces the visibility of pores, and leaves your skin fresh and glowing.
  • Algae Mask – composed of unique Blue Lagoon patented algae, this mask nourishes your skin from within, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and providing an immediate lift and youthful glow.

G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches ($50) - Prep you under eyes for the holidays! These eye patches deliver a quick relief from tired, stressed out eyes, providing a visibly younger and relaxed look in just 20 minutes. These can be used any time or anywhere, immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue. The unique mixture of active ingredients sink into the skin, leaving the eye area hydrated and rejuvenated. The eye contour is visibly revitalized with a more youthful appearance.

A LITTLE GLOW & GLAM




jane iredale Dream Luminizer Trio ($45) – Beautiful three-in-one expandable illuminating palette enriched with pine bark and pomegranate antioxidants for a soft-focus glow. Use anywhere on the face and body to add a candlelit glow on all skin tones.

HydroPeptide Perfectly Plump Kit ($68) - Perfect your pout for the mistletoe without injections. HydroPeptide's Perfecting Gloss instantly adds volume, shine and hydration using plumping peptides. Not only is this pouch with glosses a perfect stocking stuffer, but also it's the perfect clutch-friendly, desk to dinner essential for party prep.

A LITTLE LIFT


VOLOOM Rootie The Rootlifter ($130) is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, Rootie creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift. And has a heated volumizing iron, Rootie heat-locks the volume into your hair, helping your volume last for days! Oh, while you're on their website you should check out the new styling product collection

Happy Holidays!





Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Holiday Travel Gear: The 2018 Beauty Must-Haves


Oh, it's on .... the crazy travel of the Holiday Season is here! There's no doubt that we love the holiday season. Maybe it’s because we know that parties are in abundance, or perhaps it’s the thought (and sigh of relief) that soon we'll be spending a week in January with our toes in the sand -- far, far away from the cold! Most likely it’s a lovely combination. However before we get to jet off to parts unknown, Team TME has to share the beauty must-haves for traveling with ease this holiday season.

Traveling is essentially second nature to us, although it hasn’t always been so. When we sat down to really think about traveling during the holidays, it was a chat filled with memories of “OMG” moments, a lot of laughs and the realization that we need our creature comforts! Read on for Team TME’s must-haves that will have you arriving in style and looking beautiful all season long.





Elizabeth Arden SPARKLE ON HOLIDAY COLLECTION ($67), which includes: Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, Pink/Purple Eye Shadow Compact, Glam Eye Shadow Compact, Elizabeth Arden Blush Compact, 2 Full Size Lip Glosses, Full Size Grand Entrance Mascara, Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil, 4 Elizabeth Arden lipsticks and comes in a Sparkle On Holiday Collection Custom Case.



So, what else will you need? … ECRU New York’s Travel Hair Dryer ($108.75) with patented Japanese ion technology, your hair dries hair from the inside out to infuse it with moisture, restoring luster and reducing frizz and flyaways. This hair dryer offers dual voltage to adjust drying power to meet European and American requirements and is compact. If you want to have pretty holiday hair, we say go with ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Travel & Trial Set ($22), which contains portable sizes of ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo, Protective Silk Conditioner, and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX all come packaged in a convenient travel bag, ensuring that your hair will be the ultimate fashion accessory wherever you go … all TSA approved.



You can’t forget skincare… even on the go! Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our picnic baskets and make a fab hostess/host gift!)  Anyway … since we discovered the Try Me Kit ($38) it has become a staple and contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!




You also probably don’t want to forgo shaving … A gadget that we discovered many summers ago is the Venus Snap Razor ($12.99) and we do not go anywhere without it. This mini razor allows for instant smoothness on the go! With five curve-hugging blades and a portable compact, you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.



Don’t forget fragrance and if you’re looking for something new, check out TME’s Fragrance Section. On the subject of scent … we’re going where many have gone before … but most feel uncomfortable talking about. While we were swapping “war” stories, the subject of bathroom time came up -- more specifically the potty and the lingering scents left behind. We had a recent experience when attending a get-together at Yvonne’s house when a guest had emerged from the powder room reeking of air freshener. The powder room is not exactly around the corner in Yvonne’s home and all could smell … uh … let’s just say we could smell whatever had occurred in the powder room from three rooms over. What happens in the bathroom needs to stay in the bathroom -- for all parties concerned. Enter The Porcelain Company.

Designed by an organic chemist, Porcelain ($12.95 - Travel Bottle) is formulated to create an odor barrier between you and the toilet water, while actively reacting with and neutralizing the volatile gases in the water. A spritz is all you need. Made in the USA and available in five scents -- Belle, Day in the Country, Game Day, Simpatico and Teal -- don’t leave home without it! Porcelain is also available gifts sets for at home use and currently offering Free Shipping with the code: SCIENCE.

So, we’re just about packed and ready for a long weekend with friends and family. From our family here at TME to yours … xo Happy Thanksgiving! 


Friday, October 5, 2018

Golden Door Introduces Marmalade - Pretzel Bread Recipe Included


I realize that this may come as a shock to some readers, but I’m going to share this information anyway… there may be more to life than makeup. I know, I know -- you all think that I’ve been day drinking again. Actually I could go for a glass of wine right about now, but it’s one of the bazillion things that my doctor says is a no-no for me. So to make up for no more day drinking, I took up baking. And today I’m going to share two things with TME readers -- Golden Door’s newest food edition and my Pretzel Bread recipe.

All joking aside regarding drinking, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s and had to make a radical lifestyle change. Honestly I had a radical lifestyle change prior to my diagnosis because I was completely exhausted all of the time, but I’ll share my tale of woe another day. Moving on… it’s safe to say that it’s well established my love for all things Golden Door -- from the brand’s organic skincare to its mouth-watering organic goodies! Who could resist Golden Door Irresistible Ginger Cookies? If you haven’t tried them, you absolutely need to! So imagine how thrilled I was to learn that Golden Door was making marmalade?!?!

Home grown at one of the most luxurious spas on the planet; Golden Door Marvelous Golden Citrus Marmalade ($18) is the newest sweet treat on the block! This marmalade is made simply -- with Golden Door organic oranges, lemons and grapefruits all created in sunny Southern California. GD products contain no chemical preservatives or artificial sweeteners, are non-GMO, all natural, organic, vegan, gluten and soy-free. I got a jar of this and decided that I had to make my Pretzel Bread. 

Life is about the moments of joy and I get a ton of joy from simple things like making bread and enjoying that bread with a good cup of tea and a great marmalade. It’s one of those rare times when no one asks anything of me and I can clear my mind. I hope that you get to enjoy that too!

Pretzel Bread

Ingredients
2 ¼ tsp yeast
1 cup warm water
3 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS whole milk
4 TBS butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 quarts water
½ cup baking soda
2 TBS Kosher


Instructions:


  • Mix yeast, water, and brown sugar in a glass measuring cup and let stand until foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • While the yeast is proofing, melt 4 TBS of butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix in milk and set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, using a dough hook, add 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1 tsp salt. Mix for a minute until blended.
  • Once the yeast is foamy, add to the flour mixture and then add the milk/butter mixture.
  • Combined all ingredients and mix on medium speed until the dough forms a ball that is slightly shiny.
  • In a large bowl, oil the bottom and add dough. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for about one hour or until double in size.



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.
  • When the water is boiling, slowly (very slowly) add the baking soda.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and make two balls of dough the same size.
  • Add the dough, one at a time, to the boiling baking soda water and boil for 60 seconds on each side.
  • Place dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle salt over the bread.
  • Repeat with second ball of dough.
  • Cook the bread for 22-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.


You can find Golden Door Marvelous Golden Citrus Marmalade, along with all of my other favorites, online at Golden Door Spa!





Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


Hello Beautynistas and Suavies! Mother’s Day is on May 13! Yep -- less then a week! But do not fret because it causes wrinkles and because we have got you covered with some very unique and fun finds -- just for Mom!



Gifts of Nature Mask Trio by Blue Lagoon Iceland ($259): The collection includes Blue Lagoon’s Signature Masks -- Lava Scrub Mask, Silica Mask and Algae Mask -- that is a complete set for whatever Mom’s skin needs and she will love you for it!



L’Occitane Mother’s Day Gifts Sets: With delicious sets that feature the very best of L’Occitane skin care, luxe bath products and fragrance, as well as prices that range from about $90 to $200, there is absolutely a gift set for every mom.



The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Treat Gift Set ($28): This is the perfect way to introduce Mom to the inner harmony of Rituals with shower gel, shampoo, body cream and shower oil. Beautifully packaged, Ritual Of Ayurveda Gift Set offers soothing and aromatic products based on Indian rose and sweet almond oil. Give the gift box a second lease on life by keeping photographs, letters or other items in it.



VOLOOM ($130): This is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, this styler creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift.



Golden Door Spa Yuzu Collection: Yuzu Face & Body Mist ($34) is an all-purpose conditioning mist for face and body, and is amazing for on the go. Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub ($58) is a deliciously aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Yuzu Body Moisturizer ($44) is a lightweight, fast absorbing and super hydrating body lotion that rejuvenates both body and mind.



Proenza Schouler Arizona ($130 Exclusively At Sak’s): Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris sparking your spirit of discovery. This is the perfect Spring & Summer scent!

Need more ideas? Check out TME's Gifts For Her and Fragrance sections!




Friday, February 16, 2018

Golden Door Offers Up A Pop Of Citrus For Spring


After so many weeks of wicked winter weather, we’re getting a brief (very brief) reprieve. This seems to happen every winter -- it’s a day or two, smack in the middle of February, that fools us into thinking that spring will soon be here. But don’t worry. Just in case you were actually missing winter slop, it’s returning with full force.

However, just in case you are so over winter and so ready for spring you can keep that fresh and revitalized feeling of spring with a few items from our favorite spa -- Golden Door! The Golden Door’s Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil is an absolute dynamic duo for your skin. These two Golden Door products are an amazing way to say Bye-Bye to winter ravaged skin and bring a little spring into your life.

What is Yuzu and why we love it? Yuzu is a fruit known in East Asia for its uplifting and fragrant citrus scent. The Yuzu Fruit is known to guard against colds, treat the roughness of skin, and relax the mind. What better way to give yourself a complete boost?!?




Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, Japanese Citrus Blend ($58 on sale for $44): This aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Sugar granules meticulously exfoliate while nourishing sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba oils deeply condition and moisturize the skin leaving it radiant and silky soft! All while the invigorating Yuzu citrus blend uplifts your spirit and mind.

Yuzu Body Oil, Japanese Citrus Blend ($48): A combination of essential oils in a light, nourishing coconut-based oil. As the oil is applied, it releases several different natural aromas from the essential oils that heal, calm and soothe in addition to uplifting the spirit. Perfect for dry or mature skin.

Always made with love -- 100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. dedicated to transforming the lives of children. You can find Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil, as well as many skin-loving products, online at Golden Door



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Date Night | Recipe Included



With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to really prep and think about your perfect date night. For this one, we turn to one of our favorite brands…  Golden DoorSpa. The “good on the inside, good on the outside” theory of life rings very true at the Golden Door Spa and we definitely like to tap in for their advice whenever we can.  Imagine our happiness when we found out the Golden Door recently launched Sensational Winter Squash Tomato Sauce, just in time for a Valentine’s Day celebration, and that we scored a delicious Lasagna with Kale recipe! 




Okay, before you get cooking let’s take time to primp. One of our all time favorite, Holy Grail masks is the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque ($68 on sale for $51). The Golden Peel-A-Way Masque is made with actual gold, botanical extracts, and sugar enzymes that will leave your skin glowing! This is 15 minutes of luxury. Follow up with the new Golden Door Golden Face Oil ($60). The Oil is a luxurious blend yummy nourishing botanical oils that work to soften fine lines and wrinkles while a blend of essential oils tone, smooth and brighten skin revealing more a youthful appearance. It truly leaves skin looking radiant and who doesn’t want that for Valentine’s Day?

When you’re finished with your perfect primp time, it’s time to move on to the star of the evening (well beside you and your partner!)… Sensational Winter Squash and Tomato Lasagna with Kale! This is a healthy, yet yummy, meal made with a base of Golden Door Sensational Winter Squash and Tomato Sauce ($12) that is made in small batches with ingredients that are farmed right at Golden Door!




Sensational Winter Squash and Tomato Lasagna with Kale

Ingredients:
24 oz jar of Sensational Winter Squash and Tomato Sauce
4 tablespoons olive oil
9 whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 8 oz.)
1 container (15 oz.) part-skim-milk ricotta cheese
1 egg
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1-pound Tuscan kale
1 tsp. each salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbs. lemon zest

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with olive oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Cook lasagna noodles until al dente according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water until cool. Lay the cooked pasta flat and set aside.

Step 3 - In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 4 - Spread a light layer of the Golden Door Sensational Winter Squash and Tomato Sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Layer 3 to 4 lasagna noodles.

Step 5 - Layer one-third of the remaining tomato sauce over the lasagna noodles and then layer half of the ricotta mixture. Layer half of the kale over the ricotta and then spread one-third of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat this pattern: noodles, sauce, ricotta cheese, kale and mozzarella cheese. Add a final layer of lasagna noodles and then add the remaining tomato sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.

Step 6 - Bake lasagna for about 45 minutes or until the top cheese is melted and golden.

Step 7 - Remove from oven; let sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Step 8 – Have an amazing evening!


All Golden Door products are available online at Golden Door Spa. As always, 100% of proceeds from Golden Door products go to children’s charities.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Good On The Inside, Good On The Outside with Recipes

This Article First Appeared On The Makeup Examiner May 5, 2017

We’ve been really big supporters -- more like super fans of Golden Door. But, you all knew that already and hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to luxuriate with a Golden Door skin care product or two. Each time that we find an amazing product of the Spa’s we share it with you and today is no different. Actually, we shared with you that this spa has its own Farm Stand and maybe we forgot to mention that Golden Door makes its own honey that has recently become available to all. And it is one more reason why we are such fans of this treasure in San Marcos, California.




Golden Door Farms Wildflower Honey ($18) is homegrown by world renowned Golden Door Executive Chef, Greg Frey, Jr. on GD’s 600 acres of gardens and citrus groves. Chef Frye is an experienced beekeeper that is passionate about raising honeybees to contribute to sustaining our ecosystem. To celebrate the launch of this delish, organic goodness we’re sharing Golden Door’s “Super Secret” Wildflower Honey Face Mask and an even more SUPER SECRET recipe … Momma Barbie’s Granola!



Golden Door’s Wildflower Honey Face Mask

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp mashed avocado
  • 1 tsp plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp Golden Door Wildflower Honey

Mix ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Spread the mixture over your face, taking care to avoid your eyes, and sit and relax for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.

Because this mask is so gentle, it’s one that you can easily use several times per week. And who doesn’t deserve 20 minutes of complete “me” time?!? Interesting facts about how this mask works -- the fats within avocado and whole milk yogurt are deeply moisturizing, while the lactic acid within the yogurt is a gentle exfoliant that leaves your skin smooth and stimulates collagen production. The mask is rich in Vitamins B, E, A, and D as well as manganese and magnesium, all of which are pure nutrition for your face!



Momma Barbie’s Granola

Ingredients
  • ½ cup Golden Door Wildflower Honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (toasted)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dates (pieced)
  • 13x9 ½x2 Baking Pan

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour oats, sunflower seeds and almond into baking pan. Mix gently. Slowly heat honey, brown sugar canola oil and vanilla over a low heat stir occasionally until mixed. Pour over oat mixture. Add coconut and make sure that mixture is even in pan. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring often to ensure even browning of granola. Remove from oven and add cranberries, raisins and dates. Let cool completely and place in an airtight container. Enjoy with yogurt!

Momma Barbie cautions that you should keep a close eye on the shredded coconut when toasting it burns easily. Also, you really need to stir the granola about every five minutes for an even bake, and lastly … this is delicious and makes the perfect breakfast or snack so you can expect your granola to disappear rather quickly. 

Golden Door Farms Wildflower Honey is available online at Golden Door. Momma Barbie’s Granola, well uh, you’ll have to email us and we’ll see if she’s willing to send you batch.


About Golden Door: The Golden Door Foundation was founded in 2013 to show support to improving our communities, both globally and locally. Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities and believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls.  As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place.  100% of Golden Door profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.