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Beauty Break Newsletter
August 2012
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Dear ,
  Sports Car Nails
It doesn't matter if you are man, woman or child, there's nothing quite as alluring as a shiny, red Ferrari. Mouths agape as the sunlight reflects off the body. Maybe it's how cool ---and hot--- it looks as it seduces the pavement. And, after a washing and buffing, the paint always looks fresh, if not wet. Ferrari Testarossa. It could be a name for a new nail polish, couldn't it? Well, not just any nail polish, a gel nail polish. Don't you think?


Gel manicures have become all the rage for their luxurious, long-lasting finish. After all, who wouldn't want a shiny, perfect manicure that lasts weeks without chipping and looks as smooth and glossy as a new sports car? But this popular alternative to weekly manicures and acrylic nails may be harmful to your health.


First, nails must be abraded by an emery board to allow the gel to adhere to the surface of the nail.  This damages and weakens the nail.  Then, four or five coats of polish are applied with a UV light, to set the polish.  The UV light is similar to the ones used in tanning beds and exposure can lead to skin cancer.* Dangerous chemicals like methyl methacrylate and butlyate hydroxyanisol can be found in gel products. These are carcinogenic. Alas, even though the manicure lasts for several weeks, eventually, the gel must be removed as the nail grows out. In order to remove the gel, nails must be soaked in acetone for ten to fifteen minutes. Then, the polish must be scraped off. All of this leaves nails thin, cracked and frail with no natural shine. 


Our advice? Avoid gel manicures since like sports cars, they can become a dangerous addiction.  Worse comes to worst, reserve gel manicures for special occasions and vacations and be sure to:   1)  Choose a nail salon that uses light-emitting diode (LED) lights to dry nails instead of a UV light. LED lights not only emit much less UV radiation, but also make your nails dry faster.   2) Check to be sure that polishes don't have carcinogens and before applying the layers of polish, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to your hands to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.  3) Enjoy BeautyScoop daily to strengthen weak and brittle nails, to reverse ridges, and to prevent nails from peeling.

 *Archives of Dermatology, 2009.




Note BeautyScoop´s new and improved formulation with hyaluronic acid for even younger looking skin!  

New BeautyScoop canister   
  • 6 bonus doses   
  • a complete 27 day supply (for no additional cost!)   


Make sure to check out our winning recipe of the month below, the BeautyScoop Triple Melon Madness, by Caroline Daley.  As always, submit your own favorite BeautyScoop recipes to [email protected] for the chance to be next month's winner.




Beauty is Power! Drink it in.


The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team






Shake Up Your Beauty!  

BeautyScoop Triple Melon Madness Triple Melon Madness

Submitted by Caroline Daley, Ashwood, SC     



  • 1 packet or 1 scoop of BeautyScoop
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  •  1/2 cup non-fat 0rganic milk
  • 1/4 cup of seedless watermelon 
  • 1/4 cup of cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup of honeydew melon
  • 3 ice cubes 
  1. Combine yogurt, milk and ice cubes in the blender. 
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth. 
  3. Add watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon.
  4. Blend again for 20 seconds or until smooth. 
  5. Place one packet or one scoop of BeautyScoop into the mixture.
  6. Blend on high for 45 seconds or to desired consistency.
  7. Enjoy!

Serves 1. 

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August: 2 Hands, 2 Cans - 15% off the purchase of 2 canisters
Use coupon code "2H2C" during checkout for an additional 15% of your order of 2 canisters, and your hair, skin, and nails won't know how to thank you! 

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

 *Offer can not be combined with any other promotion or discount. Limit 1 order per person. Minimum of 2 canisters per order.  Shipping is not included in coupon. Not redeemable for cash. Taxes may apply and are not included in coupon. Valid only in the 48 contiguous states.
Offer Expires August 31, 2012.