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Beauty Break Newsletter
December 2009
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Happy Holidays! 

In the midst of all the shopping chaos and party preparation, don't forget to take a beauty break and unwind with a BeautyScoop cocktail! Try Gretchen MacArrthur's "Get Gorgeous with a Guiltless Lowfat Eggnog" recipe.  It was
chosen by our team of judges in our recipe-of-the-month contest.  And while you're relaxing, don't forget to submit your favorite BeautyScoop recipe to [email protected] and you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of BeautyScoop!  
Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
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A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
'Sun'thing for everyone on your holiday gift list! 


What do the beach bum and ski bum have in common? Plenty of sunshine!  As different as their interests may be, they both can benefit from a great sunblock.  EltaMD has developed several specialized sunblocks, all made in the USA, that are bound to fit everyone on your gift list!  Not only will they thank you, their skin will too!
For Teens, EltaMD's  UV Clear SPF 46 is perfect for sensitive and acne prone skin.  With broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, it contains niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.  It is oil-free, non-comedogenic, paraben-free and fragrance-free. 
Active Women Under 40 will love EltaMD's UV Physical SPF 41.  A tinted, oil-free, water-resistant chemical-free, broad spectrum sunscreen, this product is paraben-free and fragrance-free.  It offers natural mineral protection, absorbs quickly and can be used on the face alone, or under make-up as a base. 
Active Men (and Children) will benefit from EltaMD's UV Sport SPF 50.  It is a very water resistant sunscreen for users who enjoy ample outdoor activities.  With broad spectrum protection, it will not rinse off in water, won't drip into the eyes, and is perfect for kids and athletes. 
For those with Mature Skin, EltaMD's UV Daily SPF 40 is a light-weight, sheer, broad-spectrum sunscreen specifically formulated with hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and moisturize the skin.  Ideal for daily use, and for sensitive skin, it can be used after IPL treatments, micro-dermabrasion, chemical and glycolic peels and laser treatments.  It is non-comedogenic, paraben-free and fragrance-free. 

Interview with LeTarte Swimwear Sisters:
Sun, Slopes or Spa?   They've got you covered! 
LeTarte Sisters

Michele LeTarte Ross and Lisa LeTarte Cabrinha, owners and creators of Le Tarte Swimwear  

1.  Lisa, you live in Maui - any particular Hawaiian beauty concerns?
Living on Maui is probably one of the healthiest places to live in the world in terms of great food, outdoor activities and low stress!  The biggest concern for me is the SUN!  Every day I put on sun block form head-to-toe before I leave the house (you can imagine how much I go through)!  If i am going surfing, I put on a layer of sunscreen and then add a physical sunscreen block as well.

2.  Michele, you live in Connecticut - how do your East Coast beauty concerns differ from your sisters'?  
Our weather is so different from the even, tropical temperatures on Maui!  Constantly changing environments on the East Coast make it a challenge:  dry A/C indoors in the summer alternating with high humidity outdoors, and then dry heat in the winter.  It is difficult for me to find a skin care regime to keep my skin well-hydrated, especially because I have such temperamental skin!

3.  You are both serious about exercise and taking care of your bodies.  How do your designs for swimwear and apres soleil showcase a woman's internal and external beauty?
When we create the collection, we design several options within each print range or model to offer swimsuits and cover-ups for women with different body types.  In addition, we pay particular attention to the way we think our color choices will look against different skin tones.  We do all this to empower women to showcase their inner and outer beauty.  Confidence is a big part of beauty! A little spray tan before is also a good idea, as it hides all the little imperfections! 

4.  What role do you believe ingestible beauty products and nutritional supplements like BeautyScoop play in overall skin health and beauty?   
Lisa:  I definitely believe that what you put inside your body is reflected on the outside.  I drink a lot of coconut milk and take flax seeds and a multivitamin. I eat in moderation, exercise and make sure I get plenty of protein and fruit. Even though I lead a healthy lifestyle, I drink BeautyScoop every morning because I have really seen the difference in my skin.  

Michele:   If you feel good inside, it shows on the outside.  When I am stressed, it shows immediately on my face.  We keep BeautyScoop in the office, in a box right at the water cooler.  This reminds me to take my daily dose!  I see results within 48 hours!  For me, it is the easiest nutritional supplement to take because it tastes great and it doesn't require me to measure anything! 

The Letarte sisters have taken their swimwear line from a rack in a Maui beachside shop to the cover of Sports Illustrated one intricately placed stitch at a time. Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross are the sisters behind the label and lead the company from opposite sides of the continent. Lisa designs the line from Maui with the Hawaiian sunsets as her backdrop and her bohemian lifestyle as her inspiration.  Michele's abounding energy and business savvy have helped spread the label from her East Coast Offices to every corner of the world since the company's inception in 2000.   The two sisters are living their dream of running a family business and building a brand that combines eclecticism, romance, quality and tropical luxury. 

The collection has grown beyond swimwear to gorgeous cover-ups, caftans, dresses and a full line of apres soleil items for the ultimate tropical wardrobe. Letarte has decorated the cover of Bergdorf Goodman's exclusive catalog, graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, filled pages of top fashion magazines and adorned the bodies of Hollywood's elite. You'll see the intricately beaded suits worn by beachgoers around the world, including Elle McPherson, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, Paris Hilton, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria Parker.

Shake Your Beauty!  Eggnog
by recipe-of-the-month contest winner,
Gretchen MacArthur,  Dallas, TX
Enjoy one of the great sweet treats of the season without feeling guilty!  Try this low fat eggnog recipe. Since only one egg yolk is used here, the eggnog might look a little pale, but you can always add a little brandy, cognac or rum to help out more than just the color!  Cheers.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packets of BeautyScoop
  • 1/4 cup rum, cognac or brandy (optional)
  • freshly grated nutmeg to garnish


1.  Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
2.  Add egg and egg whites, and beat with a mixer for 3-4 minutes.
3.  Gently heat fat free milk in a large saucepan.
4.  Gradually stir egg mixture into the hot milk.
5.  Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened.
6.  Stir in vanilla extract and remove from heat.
7.  Let the milk and egg mixture cool a little before blending with fat-free half-and-half milk and 2 packets of BeautyScoop.
8.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
9.  Before serving, add rum or brandy if desired and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Serves 4

$25 OFF


Order 2 boxes of BeautyScoop, one for you and one for a friend.  Use promotion code "SHARE"  during the month of December and receive $25 OFF your order!  

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

 *May be used only with the purchase of two boxes.  Offer can not be combined with any other promotion or discount coupons.  Limit one use per household.
Offer Expires December 31, 2009