Friday, May 30, 2008

Sugar & Swank is Your Dermaware Source

Your order can be shipped anywhere in the United States. If you don't see what you want on the website, just ask. New products arrive everyday and anything not in stock can be ordered.

Anti-Oxidant Cleanser: Botanical and citrus foaming gel cleanser with micronized Vitamins A, B, and C. Oil-free and soap free.

Deep and Clear Cleanser: Botanical foaming gel cleanser containing exfoliating, healing and anti-bacterial properties through salicylic and lactic acids, witch hazel, arnica and tea tree. Oil-free, soap-free.

Heavy Cream Cleanser: Creamy, hydrating, soothing and healing oil-free cleanser containing arnica, lavender, chamomile and elder flower.

Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer - Oil Free: Vitamins A, B, C, E is mixed with nutrient rich a-Lipoic, arnica, soothing cucumber, calendula, plumping hyaluronic acid create this oil-free, anti-oxidant protection. Ideal for oily, acne, rosacea, sensitive or combination skin.

Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer: Vitamins A, B, C, E, alpha-lipoic, borage, evening primrose, chamomile, sea algae and hyaluronic acid in a humectant base create this hydrating moisturizer ideal for dry or combination skin.

Extreme Cream: A luxurious anti-aging cream containing a synergistic anti-oxidant package, all from nature, that enhances your skin's ability to combat dryness, aging and harsh environmental conditions.

Perfect Fit Hydrator: The perfect fit for teens or those with sensitive skin. Contains regenerating copper peptides, anti-oxidant Vitamins A, B & E.

Wrinkle Recovery Moisturizer: Olive oil, squalene, hyaluronic acid, peach and vitamins are combined to help replenish dehydrated skin and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

Screenplay Spf 30 Sunscreen: A chemical free sun block containing micronized minerals in an oil-free tinted cream. Natural plant extracts (green coffee, green tea, grape seed) provide anti-oxidant protection while others (chamomile, cucumber, aloe, beta glucans) provide healing elements. Replenishing vitamin C and Vitamin E protect against free radical damage while natural humectants provide moisture and barrier balance. Provides invisible, non-irritating, non-oily protection.

Delicate Balance Toner: A soothing gel that acts as both a toner and hydrator containing hyaluronic acid, chamomile, elder flower, comfrey, calendula, glycerin, allantoin and vitamin c.

Oil Balance Toner: A purifying, anti-bacterial gel that soothes while removing excess oils and impurities. Cleanses pores without stripping the skin.

Eye Cream
Eye C Eye Care Cream: Includes plant extracts, emollient natural oils, anti-oxidant and corrective vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and Beta Carotene)that moisturize and protect, replenish and hydrate dry, parched skin, rhydrate, calm sensitive or inflamed skin and reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. For extra help with dark circles, use Vital K Microgel underneath.

Bagless Eye Gel: Leave your bags behind. Peptides and cucumber help reduce bags, smooth eye contour and reduce congestion.

Bare Fruit Mask
Clean Slate Mask
Feed Your Face Mask
Saving Face Clearing Mask
Blemish Banisher Acne Treatment
End of the Line Gels
And many other products. Just ask and if it isn't in stock it can be ordered.

See for pricing information. The website is currently being updated so be sure to email me if you don't see what you want - some products may not yet be listed.


From your brows to your toes, and just about anywhere else in between, Sugar & Swank will smoothly swipe away those annoying hairs.

Brow Design
Brow Maintenance
Bikini (Standard)
Bikini (Extended)

Body Treatments

The Decadently Sugary & Swank Sugar Scrub
This treatment begins with a gentle exfoliation process that feels like the best back scratches you’ve ever had. Next a warm exfoliating sugar and essential oil scrub is poured over and rubbed into your body. Following a warm compress removal of this mixture you’ll be misted with a soothing and hydrating spray of essential oils.

Revitalize or Harmonize
Take a pick—either way you’ll enjoy be massaged from head to toe with lovely essential oils that naturally honor what your body is craving.

TriDoshic and Swank
According to Ayurvedic medicine, which dosha are you? Vata, Pitta or Kapha. The goal is to be a balance of all three. This body treatment combines all the goodies in Sugar & Swank’s arsenal into one signature body treatment in hopes of helping you find that balance so you emerge Tridoshic and Swank.

The Woo Woo Approach
All are great alone or added to other treatments.

Get Ohm’ed
Let the therapeutic sounds of acutonics release your pent up chi and deliver the Ohm.

Head First
Fall head first into skillful hands during this exquisite scalp and ear massage.

The Scent that Suits You
Experience the beneficial properties of aromatherapy while being massaged with essential oils combined just for you.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Are the ickies in your lymph a little stuck? Do they need a push? MLD helps get things draining properly.

Paraffin Hand Dip
Hydrate and relax your hands with this warming treatment.

Sugar & Swank Facials

No matter the facial you choose, it will be fully customized, just for you, based on your skincare needs and desires. In addition to a sugary foot soak sprinkled with flower petals, every facial includes cleansing, restoration of the skin’s pH, exfoliation, hydration and an extensive massage of the face, neck, & décolleté when applicable.

The biggest of your worries? Choosing between a complimentary hand or foot massage.

The Good Old Fashioned Facial
There’s nothing old fashioned about this good old fashioned facial – especially because it will make your skin look as good as new. Extractions, if necessary!

The Please Pop My Zits Facial
Oh, lovely acne! Whether it’s a lone surprise visitor or the houseguests that never leave, there are so many things that can be done to zap those zits away and scare them from returning again anytime soon.

The I Want to Look 10 Years Younger Facial
The facelift is a last resort! In the meantime, there are a lot of tricks that can help tighten and tone the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles - tricks that don’t require any time off from work.

The Feed Your Face Facial
Let nature’s purest ingredients Feed Your Face. Fresh fruits and vegetables are utilized to cleanse, tone and hydrate the skin.

The Men's Facial
This facial forgos the frill and flower petals and simply gets down to the business of treating the skin.

The I’ve Got Your Back Facial
Forget the face! Is it your other side that needs a little love? Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. I’ll tenderly exfoliate, gently cleanse, soothingly steam and carefully extract the skin before rubbing you down.

The Nooner
Only have time for a quickie? Get all the goodies of your favorite facial , minus the steam. Great when combined with a body treatment or for when you just need a little somethin somethin.

Exfoliation Treatments:
Say bye bye to icky dead skin cells, annoying lines and wrinkles, spotty hyperpigmentation, glaring zits and rough, dry skin because the following treatments are now at your disposal.

Glycolic Peel - Helps exfoliate dead skin cells and fight pigmentation, acne, fine lines & wrinkles. Great for decollete, hands, feet, elbows and knees too.

Salicylic Peel - The super-strong acne fighter.

Microdermabrasion - Great in conjunction with Glycolic Peels to help exfoliate dead skin cells and fight pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles.

Enzyme Peel - Eats away all the dead cells but leaves all the good stuff in tact.

Sugar & Swank is Expanding!


Sugar & Swank still custom-blends mineral make-up, provides lessons in make-up application and performs event makeovers, but Sugar & Swank now offers:


What's more, from now on you can find Sugar & Swank at Expressions Salon and Spa -7803 SE 27th Street - Mercer Island - Across from Tully's

Facials * Hair * Nails * Massage * Steam Baths
From your head to your toes, and just about anywhere else in between, Sugar & Swank's got you covered.


Spa: 206-232-3743 Cell: 206-351-3213

It has been awhile!

Wow. The last Sugar & Swank blog was written in December! In some ways that is hard to believe, in others it totally makes sense. Why? Because so much has been going on in the Sugar & Swank world - namely the fact that I finally took the plunge and went to the Euro Institute to get licensed in skincare. That meant 6 months of intense skincare training, 5 or 6 days a week, while working and being a good mommy in the evenings! It also means I get to expand my business to include facials, waxing and body treatments, which only makes sense.

But more on that in another blog.

What I really want to say here is that going back to school seemed like an impossibility. There were so many serious unknowns. How would my son get to and from school? How could I provide him with enough love, support and stability if I was focused on schoolwork? How would I pay for school? Would I be able to balance school with work in order to pay the bills? But once I made the decision to interview at The Euro things began to fall into place and, even despite all the obstacles, I made it through.

Being a good woman means that you don't let anything get in the way of your dreams and goals. If you want something bad enough it will all work out. In addition, sometimes have to make small sacrifices before becoming even better women.

Trust in yourself. Have faith in life.

I need to put in some special thanks here to my son, boyfriend, ex-husband, parents and friends. Without their support, patience, helpfulness and generosity I couldn't have made it through.