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Keep Austin Gorgeous moved…


Keep Austin Gorgeous has moved to a new home:


3720 Far West Blvd. Suite 107, Austin, TX 78731.

We are on the Corner of Far West and Hart Lane, next to Austin Skinny Limits and Mr. Gattis Pizza.

We also have a new name, formally known as Keep Austin Gorgeous we are now The Beauty Jar.

The Best Things come in Small Jars….

Come Experience our new business concept. You can buy natural beauty products by weight and add you own scent. Come explore the array of vegan products that we offer and as always “Without the Organic Price tag”


Our Phone number is the same 512-377-1792 give us a call today.


Austin Monthly’s best of Weddings winners


Keep Austin Gorgeous did it again! One more award.

Brizy Tait and her team at Keep Austin Gorgeous won another award in the Best of Beauty category from Austin Monthly. Our talented team scored again, and we won Best of Weddings. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from our team, and we are proud we won this award again.


How many hair and makeup appointments can a salon serve annually?

Keep Austin Gorgeous did over 795 “hair and makeup” bridal and special occasion appointments this year. Our lovely brides come in every weekend with their bridesmaids to get airbrush makeup and hairstyling. Some bridesmaids like up dos, some prefer soft waves, but they all leave gorgeous and happy. Take a peek at their lovely weddings for inspiration in Keep Austin Gorgeous  Pinterest Page. Some of Keep Austin Gorgeous brides were featured in major bridal publications.


For those of you that didn’t know this, Brizy Tait owner of Keep Austin Gorgeous started in 2009 doing about 50-75 weddings appointments, by 2010 she had done over 895 bridal hair and makeup appointments that came referred to them by word of mouth.


Brizy Tait and Destiny have done the first 4 covers of Bliss Magazine, Austin newest bridal publication.  Keep Austin Gorgeous is responsible to make sure the cover model looks the best that she could possible be.


Keep Austin Gorgeous is for sure Austin’s Best weddings Hair and Makeup Vendors. Contact Keep Austin Gorgeous to schedule your next hair and airbrush makeup. (512) 377-1792


Milk Shake Organic Hair Color


Milk Shake is a color line created by Ivano Panzeri from Italy. This color line started in 1999 in the Italian professional sector,  one the most difficult and competitive regions in Europe. The line consists of a conditioning permanent color, creative permanent color, delicate permanent color oil, conditioning semi permanent color, conditioning direct color, conditioning temporary color, and Color Juice.


The color line is a permanent color based on nanotechnology. An oxidation dye that can permanently transform the natural pigmentation of the hair, giving rise to an unbelievable shiny look as well as to intensive, vibrant colors. Intensive, uniform and long-lasting results with rich, shiny tones are ensured by the “NanoBioGenius” technology.

Benefits of Milk & Honey hair color:

  • Milk protein is good for strengthening the hair
  • Honey is great for moisturizing and soothing
  • Nice honey fragrance
  • Sunflower seed oil used as an antioxidant and a natural sunscreen
  • Patented complex called Integrity 41r (helianthus annuus) for longer lasting dyes
  • Mango, raspberry leaf, and mandarin orange extracts to enrich the color.
  • Excellent gray coverage.
  • Hair feels good and appears shiny

Summer is here. Exfoliate your skin


It’s time to protect your skin from the sun rays.  Remember to reapply your facial sunscreen twice a day, if you can three times per day. The best sunscreen that I have found is Shelter by Osmosis Skincare line.  It has Zinc as your physical protection.  It doesn’t feel greasy and it doesn’t make you look white.  It has a great price and a delicious smell.


A few tips to make your skin glow this summer.


Exfoliating your skin with a facial scrub can be damaging to your skin and you don’t even know it.  The small beads break your skin collagen and create more congestion (white and black heads…yack!), plus invisible scaring that later causes pigmentation problems and aging.


An awesome recipe from Keep Austin Gorgeous is the following.

STEP 1: Wash your face with Purify, Two pumps and you are on your way to the cleaner face ever. Purify by Osmosis skincare is a cleanser that contains pinnaple enzymes to help remove any debris from your skin. Make sure you work it on your skin in nice upward circles for 2-3 minutes. Think of it as a way to push the dirt out of your pores.

STEP 2: Dry your face 100% and apply a mask of Polish by Osmosis Skincare Line. Polish is going to exfoliate your skin using cranberry enzymes.  Let it sit for 5-15 minutes. After you rinse it, your skin will have a flush but the results are phenomenal.  This mask is your solution to prevent and remove any skin congestion such as black heads and white heads.  No more need to squeeze and damage your skin.

Tip when using Polish.  Apply it in the shower but make sure your skin is completely dry and don’t let any water wash away the mask.  The steam in the shower is going to help penetrate the mask even deeper into your skin to give you greater results.  Apply it, then shave, etc while it performs.

STEP 3: Dry your face. Spray Clear, the magical antibacterial water by Osmosis Skin Care. Mix in your hands a pump of Catalyst by Osmosis Skin care,  and a Pump of a vitamin A serum such as Correct or Renew.  Then apply both serums to your skin.  You are going to look a bit orange but the result is so good, that you will thank me later.

STEP 4. Apply Quench, the 2012 Best Moisturizer of the year winner, by Osmosis Skin Care. Quench is going to help you hydrate and soothe your skin.  Remember to work all of the products into they get absorbed by your skin for better results.

STEP 5. Drink your vitamins, a glass of water or two to hydrate your body. Go to bed and enjoy your new skin in the morning.



Top 9 Cities to Live the Organic Foodie Lifestyle


According to the Organic Trade Association, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have risen from $1 billion in 1990 to nearly $27 billion in 2010. The benefits of organics can’t be overstated: From flavor and quality to free of pesticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers and genetically modified ingredients, there’s no question that organic is here to stay. But despite the booming industry, access to organic food is not always the easiest. So perhaps you might consider moving closer to one of these top nine cities for the organic lifestyle.

  1. San Francisco, CA: Swing into the Rainbow Grocery Food Co-op in San Fran’s Mission District and you’ll not only see some of the freshest and most vibrant organic produce, but it’s extremely affordable too because it’s all grown locally, cutting down on transport and storage costs.
  2. Los Angeles, CA: The massive sprawl that is Los Angeles can often feel like an overwhelming and stifling place. But look deeper at the city’s hundreds of farmers markets and organic growers, and another picture unfolds. From fruits and veggies to the fine organic coffee at Cafecito, Los Angeles is indeed the place to be for organic foodies.
  3. Seattle, WA: Seattle’s making its own mark as a leading hotspot for organic food. From PCC Markets to the Tilth restaurant, organic food is to modern Seattle what flannel shirts and Nirvana was 20 years ago.
  4. Portland, OR: Credit Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia for both mocking and highlighting the absurdity of Portland, including its fixation with organic food. Whether trekking through the local co-op, New Season’s Market or an organic beer on tap at Laurelwood Brewing Co, Portland makes organic not just delicious, but hip, too.
  5. New York City, NY: While the grime of the subways may make you think of anything but wholesome organic food, New York City is actually growing quite a bit of it in urban gardens. And, the city’s green markets and restaurants like Angelica’s Kitchen, Candle 79 or Pure Food and Wine showcase regional growers, local, seasonal and organic fare.
  6. Minneapolis, MN: And a little ice and snow hasn’t stopped the progression of organic food in Minnesota. Swing on by the booming co-op, The Wedge, or sign up for a CSA from a local organic farm for a year-long bounty of organic goodness.
  7. San Diego, CA: Since California grows more organic crops than any other state, it’s no wonder that three of its largest cities top this list. San Diego’s warm weather makes it an ideal setting for year-round access to the freshest organic food.
  8. Denver, CO: Even though Boulder has the reputation of being the most progressive city in Colorado, Denver is putting itself on the map with a thriving organic community. That extra mile closer to the sun provides plenty of great growing days for regional organic fruits and vegetables.
  9. Austin, TX: Whether Whole Foods corporate headquarters came before the organic farmers or vice versa doesn’t really matter these days. What does matter is that Austin is a booming organic lovers oasis.Written by Jill Ettinger

A Step-by-Step Guide: Exfoliating



Why should you exfoliate?

Exfoliating is one beauty habit everyone should pick up, especially in the winter months when skin tends to more dry.  Exfoliating removes dry skin cells from the surface and allows your skin to better soak in moisture for soft, healthy, glowing skin.

100% Pure body scrubs instantly make your skin smooth and vibrant – gentle yet highly effective, they remove your dry, dead skin cells and then nourish your skin with organic rosehip and apricot oils to deeply moisturize.

100% Pure facial scrubs contain perfectly round jojoba beads that gently buff away dead skin cells without scratching the delicate skin on our faces. The jojoba beads are non-abrasive, and instead of roughly scratching the skin, they gently roll away any dullness, bumps, and flakes.


How often should you exfoliate?

Because 100% Pure facial scrubs are so gentle yet effective, you can use them 2-3 times a week. Be sure to use an exfoliating scrub on your body at least a few times a week to keep your skin soft and hydrated.



Sea Dipped Tips, New Hair Trend


Sea Dipped TipsRecently, I was lucky enough to be invited to play hair model for the day by Keep Austin Gorgeous hair salon, as recommended by our very own lovely SB art director, Kat Devers! Not only was it a blast pretending to be on America’s Next Top Model but I enjoyed being pampered in their absolutely adorable salon as I got washed, colored, and styled.

Hair dipping is a relatively new trend, as shown by the beautiful Lauren Conrad, but I have to say I am a fan already. Whether or not this trend will take off, I can’t say for sure, but I have a feeling plenty of girls will be trying it. Normally I think bright and non-natural colors look tacky and invasive on such pretty faces but there’s something about this style of coloring that I think is absolutely endearing. I would never in a million years think I would put magenta, blue, and purple in my hair, but I did and I could not be happier.

I think what I love about this look is that it’s just the tips of your hair and that’s what makes it subtle and sweet. It looks great on all shades of hair from platinum blonde to black and you can adjust the types of colors you want according to your hair shade. I went for deep, cool colors while some of my friends went for a bright pop! Every girl likes to experiment with their hair and their style and I highly suggest giving this a try. It’s fun, kind of quirky, and you can make it unique to you.

Me Encanta!! Alissa Galido from Study Breaks Magazine, Austin


cilantro, onions, garlic… how to remove odor from your fingers


I love cooking and cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. I use cilantro in almost everything from mexican tacos to chicken soup, you name it, it just adds the perfect flavor to your healthy meals.
I love it so much that I use it in plenty of recipes but the only thing I hate is the smell in my fingers at the end of my cooking…. How can I remove the cilantro smell from my fingers? They just don’t stop smelling and it is not the most attractive smell… Luckily, I found this…

The Laundress Kitchen Soap Bar:

We made The Laundress Kitchen Soap Bar to eliminate food and cooking odors from hands while gently moisturizing. This is also anti-bacterial to kill bacteria. Embossed with “The Laundress New York Home Cleaning”. Ingredients: 100% vegetable soap with saponified coconut and palm oils, vegetable glycerin, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, wheat bran, oatmeal, almond flour, apricot seed, coconut husk, ground coffee, white tea leaves and buttermilk. This product is scented in our home scent No247 – a clean and refreshing blend of bergamot, thyme, lavender, musk and ylang ylang.

For more information visit our website and visit our organic boutique.

Happy Cooking!