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You probably haven't been taking good care of your skin during the hot and sunny Summer months. So, why not experience my Red Mountain Mud Treatment?  It will help leave your face, neck and shoulders with a healthy glow and smooth finish, while it helps to pull out toxins and cleanse your skin. 

And, since Summer activities have also taken a toll on your body, start moisturizing on a daily basis after you exfoliate, shower and bathe.  For extra-rich benefits, experience my Luxurious Body & Massage Cream and Creamy Body & Massage Butter formulas in the scent of your choice.  
Please feel free to contact me if you have any helpful hints or ideas, and I will include them in my Newsletters.

Sincerely, Dolores

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Vinci & Rakos * Who Makes Sense?
Cell Dolores:   760-898-9228
         Office Dolores:   760-674-3060
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Red Mountain Mud Treatment

Red Mountain Mud ARC

This naturally moisturizing and soothing mud is ideal for normal to dry skin types, and will leave your face and body with a healthy glow and smooth finish. Mined from the French Alps, the re-mineralizing properties include iron oxide, which gives it its natural color. Red mountain mud provides a high content of other minerals that aid in keeping skin healthy, radiant and full of life. Kaolin Clay possesses the ability to pull out toxins and help cleanse your skin, while the essential oil of Sage helps to reveal a healthy glow and even complexion. 
The ideal treatment for both men and women when used on your face, neck and shoulder areas creating the perfect pick-me-up for radiant skin. 

Idea:   Close your eyes and put a slice of cool cucumbers on your eyes to help reduce puffiness.  Take a 15 minute relaxing nap while the Treatment Mud is doing its beneficial work.  

Tissue/Butter MCU                 
     Body & Massage Cream    
     Body & Massage Butter     
If you prefer creams over lotions or oils, and when extra moisturizing is necessary, there are two effective creams for you to choose from:      
The Luxurious Body & Massage Cream
has a lighter and highly emollient texture and any scent you choose will work well with the blend.   
The Creamy Body & Massage Butter
is exceptionally rich and thicker and full of vegetable butters so the richness and scent of the butters come through the blend, therefore, hardy, more intense scents work the best. 
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Who Makes Sense Table

The Who Makes Sense? Online Store features unique and one-of-a-kind items, such as paintings, prints, crystal, ceramics, jewelry, collectibles and books. If known, the history or story of the item will be included.  The one-of-a-kind items will change on a regular basis, as they are sold, then replaced with new finds so have fun browsing on a regular basis. Women's and men's fragrances that have been discontinued by cosmetic and fragrance houses are also featured, which has become my most popular section. With your order, you will receive a gift from Vinci & Rakos.   Click Here 
There are twelve (12) exciting categories in the
Who Makes Sense? Store:  
*Candles, Candle Holders
*Greeting Cards, Books, Magazines, Journals 
*China, Porcelain, Ceramics, Stone 
*Collectibles, Decorative Boxes, Surprises
*Crystal, Glass, Mirrors 
*TV & Movie Memorabilia, Dolls,Toys, Games
*Vintage Clothing & Cosmetics
*Paintings, Prints, Frames 
*Vintage Fragrances, Discontinued Fragrances  
*Health Care    

  Don't leave home without having a container of water with you.  I add a drop or two of lemon, orange or grapefruit juice squeezed from the actual fruit to liven up the water. I live in California, so I am lucky that I can pick the fruit off the trees in my backyard most of the year.  My sister, Sue Ann, who lives in New Jersey adds a packet of Wyler's Light Lemonade that is sugar free and caffeine free to her water, when she is out of fresh fruit.   During the Fall and Winter, sometimes I add a drop of coffee to give me a little pick-me-up feeling.   
Autumn is the perfect time to experience scents, fabrics and comfort food that will make you think of deep, rich and earthy shades of warm orange, yellow, red, green and even deep burgundy, the colors of the foliage around you.  

Oriental fragrances, will remind you of the East where the ingredients can be exotic flowers, spices, woods and balsams releasing warmth, sensuality and smoldering intensity. 

Spicy and earthy notes of cinnamon, clove, coriander, amber and pepper will enhance a scent with warmth, depth and richness.  Both men and women love these very suggestive and sensual scents.

Candles in any of the above notes is an inexpensive way for you to feel warm and cozy in your home.  And, candles make great gifts. 

Cooking with clove, cinnamon or even rich vanilla will make everyone who enters your home feel welcome.  How about adding some spice to your favorite pasta dish to liven your taste buds?

Starbucks Pumpkin
Spice Latte is back on their menu and McDonald's is now serving breakfast all day long which is comfort food for the masses.  These are sure signs that Fall has arrived. 
A great pair of black or dark jeans can be paired with a textured jacket over a silk blouse.  I know that you have a favorite jacket way in the back of your closet.  Dress it up with lots of bold jewelry, such as chains or pendants to make a new statement for Fall. 

Like most men and women, I love leather jackets and found a short style in a Thrift Shop for only  $20.00.  When the temperature gets really cold, most Thrift Shops will be selling heavy jackets so that is the time to look for that special "leather find".  In the desert, when it is 100+ degrees, I go looking for leather items when everyone else is looking for shorts and tank tops.  Look for clothes that are opposite the weather and temperature you are currently in.

A side part is the way to go if you want to quickly update your hair and create a softer, more current look.  And, the cost is minimal, since you can do it yourself.

A wrap dress looks flattering and very up-to-date on everyone, and it is timeless.  Find one with a more textured look for the Fall.

Boots, boots, boots - men and women can never go wrong with a pair of boots - short, calf. high or even rain boots.    Wear the boots with your jeans, long skirt, short skirt, dress pants, since boots are always in style. And your boots do not have to match the color of your bag or briefcase. 

Most of us need a color touch-up on a regular basis, men & women.   I use Clairol's Root Control. It restores roots' color in 10 - 12 minutes & matches leading shades, even salon color.  

Mascara & Eye Liners - every magazine is featuring smoky eyes with lots of mascara - and very dark and bold eye liner.  Focusing on your eyes will help to brighten the whites of your eyes and create a more glamorous look, especially at night.
Hats for both men and women are definitely in so wearing a hat while outdoors will not only help keep the elements off of your face but your hair from fading, especially if you color your hair, and you will look fashion ready.

Men, now is the time to have your Summer beard or mustache trimmed professionally
so you are ready for Holiday parties and a more refined work







      The Sanddune 
Your Exercising
The Sanddune is a low impact aerobic exercise foam block that helps my core strength, balance, coordination, cardio and toning, all without leaving my home.  I find myself on the Sanddune several times a day, especially after sitting at my computer all day, which has taken a toll on my body and posture.  The Sanddune is a quick exercise pick-me up during the day, in addition to being the start of my morning routine.   

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The fabulous actress, comedienne and cancer survivor Fran Drescher is honored on the cover, and Fran's foundation Cancer Schmancer inspires healthy changes for all. 

I am so excited and honored that my Vinci & Rakos "Stimulate the Senses" Roll On Parfums are featured in the Gift Guide of Westlake Magazine as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  Westlake Magazine from Southern California features dynamic individuals with exclusive experiences by publishing informative, educational and inspiring editorial, so it was a joy to be included.  Click Here 
Roll On Parfum 
Contact Dolores at 760-898-9228, if you have any questions or want to place an order.  I would love to hear from you.