L’Vere Makeup Launch Party Highlights

Posted By Urban Retreat / March, 25, 2013 / Comments comments

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Urban Retreat celebrated a night of beauty in honor of the launch of L’Vere cosmetics at our River Oaks day spa, salon and skin center in the sky on March 21st. We rolled out the red carpet for all of our glamorous guests and the beautiful Jada Stone Agency models wearing L’Vere makeup. We are so happy that L’Vere is now available for purchase exclusively at our salon and spa! Keep reading for the inside scoop on the launch party and the L’Vere product line.

Our co-owners, Saira Ali and Mike Butte, added elegance to the red carpet.

Urban Retreat co-owners Saira Ali and Mike Butte at the launch of L'Vere, a new cosmetics line, in Houston, TX

Urban Retreat co-owners Saira Ali and Mike Butte at the launch of L’Vere, a new cosmetics line, in Houston, TX

Joan Turley, Urban Retreat Director of Operations at the launch of L'Vere

Joan Turley, Urban Retreat’s Director of Operations

One of Urban Retreat's owners, Saira Ali with a guest at the launch of L'Vere cosmetics. Guests at the launch of L'Vere cosmetics at Urban Retreat in Houston with one of Urban Retreat's owners, Mike Butte Guests at the launch of L'Vere cosmetics at Urban Retreat in Houston with one of Urban Retreat's owners, Mike Butte

Guests were able to try out the entire L’Vere line and receive advice from our makeup artist, Shelley Thornton. You can book an appointment with Shelley for personalized advice or a professional makeup application.

Tee-shirts for L'Vere, a new full makeup line is now available exclusively at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX

L’Vere: Reveal your true beauty

The L’Vere name was inspired by authenticity. “The word L’Vere is from the root word Ver’dict, meaning true or truth,” Urban Retreat’s Director of Operations Joan Turley said. “The L’Vere woman is every woman, because every woman from the core of her being longs for beauty and longs to be loved for her true worth. Truth and beauty: that is L’Vere.”

L'Vere, a new full makeup line is now available exclusively at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX.

L’Vere was developed with the idea that women in different stages of life can use the same line, with different products designed for different purposes. “L’Vere was created as a full and complete line to address the needs of multiple generations, so that mothers and daughters could fall in love with this line and share their love of beauty together,” Turley said. “The shimmers, shines and glitter liner are for a younger woman and the matte products and high definition foundation were created for older women.”

L'Vere, a new full makeup line is now available exclusively at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX

The line includes a mineral foundation for those with sensitive skin or concerns about exposure to chemicals. There is also a liquid foundation created with photo-shoots in mind and a high definition foundation built for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.

L'Vere, a new full makeup line is now available exclusively at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX

When we said L’Vere was a full makeup line, we meant it! The L’Vere line includes:

  • Traditional and mineral blushers and bronzers
  • Brow pencils, shadows and wax
  • Liquid and cream concealers
  • Cream/gel, liquid and glitter eyeliners
  • Traditional and crush mineral eye shadows
  • Lip gloss, lip glaze, lipstick, lipstick pots, lip pencils and lip stains
  • Mascara
  • Primers for the lashes, lips and face
  • Brushes
  • Three foundations, including:
    • Flawless Finish – a lightweight coverage foundation
    • High Definition – a foundation that minimizes the appearance of aging
    • Mineral foundation – available as a pressed and a loose powder

Photographer Mitchell Alexander captured Jada Stone Agency models walking down the red carpet in L’Vere makeup.

Mitchell Alexander photographing Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX
Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TXJada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX
Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX
Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX
Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX
Jada Stone Agency models wearing L'Vere makeup at the launch party for L'Vere at Urban Retreat in Houston, TX

DJ Duo and DJ Prince provided music for the party. The beautiful flower arrangements were crafted by Flowers Etc. by Georgia.
DJ Duo and DJ Prince provided music for the L'Vere makeup line launch party. The beautiful flower arrangements were crafted by Flowers Etc. by Georgia.
DJ Duo and DJ Prince provided music for the L'Vere makeup line launch party. The beautiful flower arrangements were crafted by Flowers Etc. by Georgia. DJ Duo and DJ Prince provided music for the L'Vere makeup line launch party. The beautiful flower arrangements were crafted by Flowers Etc. by Georgia.

Ruben Stunner covered the event for The Ruben Stunner Show.

Ruben Stunner, of the Ruben Stunner show, covering the launch of L'Vere cosmetics at Urban Retreat in Houston.

Food for the evening was provided by The Houston City Club; there were several delicious options to choose from. Wine was provided by Once Upon a Vine.

Guests at the L'Vere makeup launch party at Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center  enjoyed food from The Houston CIty Club. Guests at the L'Vere makeup launch party at Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center  enjoyed food from The Houston CIty Club.

Chocolates were provided by Araya Artisan Chocolate.

Guests at the launch of the new L'Vere makeup line at Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center were welcome to Araya Artisan Chocolate.

Urban Retreat’s own Fran Spector helped guests in the Urban Retreat boutique.

Fran Spector helped guests shop in the Urban Retreat boutique.

Guests were welcomed to a warm ambiance and a beautiful view of River Oaks Shopping Center and the Houston skyline.

Guests at the Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center's launch party for L'Vere makeup enjoyed a warm ambiance, a red carpet and a view of the Houston skyline. Guests at the Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center's launch party for L'Vere makeup enjoyed a warm ambiance, a red carpet and a view of the Houston skyline. Guests at the Urban Retreat salon, spa and skin center's launch party for L'Vere makeup enjoyed a warm ambiance, a red carpet and a view of the Houston skyline.
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Guests at the launch of L'Vere were able to try out the entire L’Vere line and receive advice from Urban Retreat makeup artist, Shelley Thornton.

Thank you to Dice Boutique, Girl Go Lightly and Heather McMahan Properties and to all of our guests who made it out to celebrate a night of beauty with us!

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Him

Posted By Urban Retreat / December, 10, 2012 / Comments comments

The Holiday Season is upon us, and it’s time to spread some joy to the men in your life. We have some great gift ideas to help show the ones you love that you care!

Urban Retreat has made gift-giving salon and spa services a synch with our Gift Certificate Packages here we’ve put together several options tailored for the men you know who want a temporary retreat to relieve the weight on their shoulders for a little while:

How often do you hit that ‘refresh’ button on your computer screen? How about taking time to do it in real life? The “Refresh” gift certificate for men pampers with a soothing Full Body Massage and then completes his new and refreshed look through sophisticated grooming, including Haircut & Style and professionally Groomed Nails. (His) “Best Face Forward” is a compact collection of services. Our skilled estheticians deliver a deep facial cleansing, followed by a Waxing of the brows, ears and nose and then complete the Facial Treatment by applying a soothing and protecting skin barrier to thwart everyday environmental hazards. You are then treated to an invigorating scalp massage while being shampooed and prepared for a final Haircut & Style.

Our “Executive Retreat” package is the total antidote for the man that carries the world upon his shoulders. Focusing on body and mind rejuvenation we begin with a Full Body Massage followed by a Gentleman’s Facial. We then relieve sore and tired feet with a mineral infused Spa Treatment Pedicure to be followed by a soothing arm and hand massage, topped off with finely Buffed Nails. Polish off your day as we treat you to a stylish Haircut & Style and a complimentary spa lunch. Love the idea of the “Executive Retreat” but just want to relax? Then come in and enjoy all of the pleasures of the Executive Retreat without the Haircut & Style with our “Pure Indulgence” certificate for him.

For couples:
“Share the Love” is our ritual for couples is an experience not to be missed. In the privacy of our couple’s chamber, you and your favorite person will drift into a wonderful state of total relaxation as you simultaneously enjoy a full body massage for two. Spa Lunch included.

Place your order for one of our Gift Certificate Packages online, or call 713-523-2300.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Let Urban Retreat Inspire Your Holiday Spirit!

Posted By Urban Retreat / November, 26, 2012 / Comments comments

Whether you’re still catching up on sleep from Black Friday shopping until-the-sun-rose or you’re busy perusing your favorite shopping websites for Cyber Monday, it’s time to think of gifts to help show those you love how much you care.

Urban Retreat has just the selection of massages, skin therapies and spa services for him or for her to put anyone in the Holiday Spirit.

Catch our 24th Birthday Special Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 for 20% off all products – excluding the Boutique – and delectable bites of Blissful Treats!

Urban Retreat has made gift-giving salon and spa services a synch with our Gift Certificate Packages. Here we’ve put together several options tailored for women who deserve to be pampered. And to the men, shopping for a woman you appreciate, this is the gift she won’t return!

The “Enchanted Rituals” gift certificate for her delivers a day filled with pure indulgence. Begin your journey with a cocooning Body Wrap followed by a peaceful Full Body Massage. Then, experience our Rejuvenating Spa Treatment Facial. Afterwards, enjoy our Spa Treatment Manicure and our decadent Pedi-Paradise. Complete your day with a chic Haircut & Style and a beautiful Makeup Application. Spa lunch included. If your gift’s recipient has a tighter schedule, consider the “Energizing Retreat,” which offers choices among the services of “Enchanted Rituals.”

Immerse yourself in elegant rejuvenation without leaving the city with our “Elegant Escape” gift package. Begin your escape with either our naturopathic Full Body Massage OR our skin nourishing Spa Express Facial. Then, complete your escape with our luscious Spa Treatment Manicure & Pedicure. Spa Lunch provided. For the woman that never has enough hours in the day, consider the “Petite Beauty” gift package. Slip into a comfy spa robe, enjoy a chef-inspired lunch, and experience our skin softening Spa Treatment Pedicure and our luxurious Spa Treatment Manicure. Have your lucky loved one set aside “Day of Beauty” for this gift package that includes a luxurious Salt Glow Body Scrub and our Spa Express Facial. Complete your day of beauty as our artisans treat you to a Haircut & Style, followed by Brow Shaping, Makeup Application and Mini Manicure. Start the afternoon or finish the morning with spa lunch, included with this gift package.

Something to Consider:
“Your B.F.F.” is the perfect way to spend time with your best friend! This package will take care of your body,face and feet. Begin your day with a Full Body Massage, followed by our Spa Express Facial. Then, chat over a light lunch before ending your special time together with our Spa Treatment Pedicure. Tell your BFF(s) how special they are by this truly indulgent package. Spa Lunch included – minimum 2 people per package.

For moms-to-be:
“Mommy in the Making” is specially designed for mothers to be – our treatment begins with a Pregnancy Massage to promote relaxation and provide comfort during your wondrous time of change. Coupled with our purely decadent Pedi-Paradise and Spa Treatment Manicure it provides a purely indulgent way to relieve tension and uplift your spirit. A spa lunch is included.

Place your order for one of our Gift Certificate Packages online, or call 713-523-2300. Next month, we’ll get you gift inspiration for the guys!