Houppette’s Kennett Square Boutique Opens

Houppette boutique in Kennett Square, PA

The doors opened and angels burst into song! OK, that’s a bit dramatic, but it is how we feel about our favorite beauty boutique (and client), Houppette, opening its second location in Kennett Square. No more excuses for not having the perfect shade of lipgloss or signature scent of perfume. The ladies of Houppette are experts when it comes to all things beauty, so we asked Cristi Miller (owner extraordinaire) what her top five “Fabulous Fall Must Haves” are:

  1. A burgundy and/or nude lip – Retire the light pinks and oranges of the summer season and reach for a bold, new palette. A few top picks are Kevyn Aucoin’s Blood Roses (a deep, wine color) or Nude Neotiana for a more subtle, neutral look.
  2. Lip Treatment – Before you rock your new lipstick, exfoliating and conditioning your lips is very important. Cristi recommends Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment to remove dead, flaking skin and to plump the lip before applying color. I bet it’s a step you have never tried, but, once you do, you’ll realize what you’ve been missing.
  3. New scent for fall– Just like makeup colors change with the seasons, so should your fragrance. Cristi’s preference is Rogue Bunny Rogue’s “Tenera” which is a warm scent combining the sweetness of vanilla with the intense aroma of dark rum and black pepper. The result is a perfume perfectly complimentary to your layered, cozy, fall fashions.
  4. Facial exfoliant – In addition to your lip treatment, it is equally important to prep the face after applying sunscreen and self-tanner all season. Fresh’s Sugar Face Polish refines and hydrates the skin to give it a healthy glow. This formulation is made up of strawberry seeds and brown sugar and smells as good as it feels.
  5. Facial Serum – Months of sun exposure can cause brown spots and crepiness on your face. Obviously, NOT a good thing. However, to fight the signs of aging, Cristi suggests Diamond White Serum from Natura Bisse. This powerful formula is designed to help regulate melanin production and visibly lighten the skin to give a more even tone. Much better.

Located on the corner of State Street (101 W State Street to be precise) across from Talula’s Table, Houppette’s newest location is the cornerstone of what has become a very fashionable street to shop. Houppette’s regular hours are weekdays from 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday’s 10am to 5pm and Sunday’s 11am to 3pm. Stop in and let the knowledgeable and friendly ladies of Houppette help answer all of your beauty questions!

*article originally posted September 6, 2015 in the Unionville Times

 

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Monday Makeover: Lush Lashes

Monday makeover: Lush Lashes

Are you intimidated by the thought of applying false eyelashes? So are we! In an attempt to face our fear, we surfed the internet for the best tips and tricks. Our favorite step-by-step tutorial is from Cosmopolitan. Not only did we learn the easiest way to put them on, this particular post also included how to find the proper lash according to your eye shape…which is something we had never thought of before!  There is a simple test (using a pencil) to help determine if you have close-set or wide-set eyes. This very important factor will dictate what type of false lashes to purchase.

Can’t wait to try? Click here to read all of the details!

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Monday Makeover: Nail Envy

Monday Makeover: Nail Envy

We love the idea of nail art; but, it is always a challenge to find something trendy that doesn’t seem too childish. While scrolling through Instagram, we found this great picture from A Piece of Toast. The red and pink geometric design is subtle enough to wear to work without raising eyebrows.

Mastering the art of this type of manicure takes patience and practice. There are a million tutorials out there in cyberspace, but we like this one from Style Motivation. With thirty-eight different options to choose from, there is a design for everyone.

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Monday Motivation: Mantra

Monday Motivation: Mantra

We have all read about the power of visualization when it comes to setting (and achieving) goals. Creating a vision board of ideas and aspirations can help to crystallize a plan to get you where you want to be. But, what about that internal voice? You know, the one that is tinged with doubt? We found this amazing list of 21 motivational quotes from Buzz Feed Life. Find the one that inspires you and repeat it to yourself (over and over), like a mantra, in times of uncertainty. If you believe it, you can achieve it…and yes, you can use that one if you like it.

 

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