Lip Smacking Good!

It’s that time of year again, seasons change and our skin seems to change right along with it. For me, it’s the chapped lips that really do me in. As soon as the temperature drops and the air loses some humidity, my lips and the skin around them go dry. My hair is happy, but my smile, not so much. I know the first instinct is to reach for some lip balm, but that’s actually the second thing to apply. The first thing you want to do is exfoliate!


According to Rachel Krause, the associate beauty editor at, to properly moisturize chapped lips, you need to get rid of the flakes and dead skin cells before your hydrating balms can really get in there to heal. Otherwise the balm just sits on top of everything.

Sometimes it’s not enough to coat your lips with balms and oils. To really cure a constant chapped lips problem, exfoliating away the rough, dried skin is essential in helping fresh layers of skin come through. Just as body scrubs are an important part of any skincare routine, exfoliating lip scrubs are crucial in maintaining a healthy, smooth pout.

sugar.jpgAnd the best exfoliator for the job is sugar. Sugar tends to be smaller in size than other exfoliants, making it ideal for sensitive or delicate skin. And, because it’s much gentler on skin, it’s perfect for removing layers of flaky skin without running the risk of irritation or abrasion. Plus, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it actually draws moisture into your skin and does not strip skin of its natural oils.

How often you use a lip scrub depends on the severity of your chapped lips. For the most part, using a lip scrub once a week is perfect for maintaining a smooth, flake-free smile. But, you can absolutely use every day if your mission to a beautiful smile is top priority. Follow your scrub with an ultra-rich lip balm, and you’ll be totally kissable!

Pucker up!

xoxo Gwyneth

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Our lip scrub is made with organic sugar and lightweight apricot kernel oil and currently comes in two all-natural flavors; Sweet Orange and Honey or Tropical Berry.




Aaaaah Honey, honey….

Today on my social media channels I posted a picture of our Amazing Honey Mask with a promise to write about it on my blog. Tonight. As in right now.

Let’s just say it’s been a loooong time since I’ve written a blog post. But I’ve been here before. So rather than bore you with another “let me tell you where I’ve been for the past year” posts (and it really was a heck of a year) I’ve decided to just jump right back in. Thanks for still being around!

Today in the studio I made our Amazing Honey Mask. This year I started using locally sourced raw MV island honey. The mask became so-well-amazing, that I was recommending it to all our customers. And basically not selling any of the other masks on the shelves. I realized that this one mask was meeting everyone’s needs.


Raw honey is one of nature’s greats. It retains many medicinal (and skin loving) qualities that get removed as it is processed to be shelf stable. And it is safe for all skin types. Qualities include:

  • Antibacterial-great for decongesting and cleansing acne prone skin
  • Anti-Inflammatory-calms redness, irritation and rosacea symptoms Honey Mask
  • Moisturizing-loaded with nutrients and enzymes to nourish skin, and it’s a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin
  • Exfoliating-has exfoliating ability and reveals fresh, smooth skin by safely removing dead skin cells that can clog pores and make your skin look dull
  • Antioxiant-contains varying concentrations of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants

We combine this magic ingredient with a trio of healthy skin oils including my favorite, kukui nut oil from Hawaii which is well known for its healing and rejuvenating properties. We hand stir in extracts of comfrey to soothe, and white tea full of antioxidants. Finally, we add a blend of oatmeal and clay to gently exfoliate and decongest skin.

Is it sticky? Yes. It will feel like you are rubbing honey all over your face! But I promise you, it is worth it. Apply an even layer across your face, avoiding eyes and let it sit for about ten minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth and your skin will be soft, smooth, clean and glowing. Safe to use as often as you want.

Go ahead honey! You’ll love it.

xo, Gwyneth

Loving Press…



Business News: Bluewave Body Co. makes waves on Martha’s Vineyard

Mix one part passion and a whole lot of local collaboration.

By Brittany Bowker – Sep 28, 2016

Bluewave Body Company has collaborated with Chilmark Coffee and Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt. Courtesy Gwyneth Wallace.
Gwyneth Wallace, an Edgartown native and mother of five, had her own bath and body shop five years ago. She was always interested in cosmetics, but mass-market products she tried weren’t … quite right. So she decided to to start making her own. (How very Vineyard of her.) She began with a trial lotion for her son’s eczema, and when that worked, she realized she might be able to start a business.

“I researched it to death, watched a million YouTube videos, and it took off from there,” Ms. Wallace said in a recent conversations with The Times.

Now Ms. Wallace has her own all-natural cosmetics line, Bluewave Body Co., featuring Island-inspired beauty products — lotions, salt sprays, sugar scrubs, toners, oils, balms, masks, and more. All ingredients are fair trade and FDA-approved. And as of last month, many of them are local.

“I wanted to have more control over the ingredients going in,” Ms. Wallace said of her decision to include ingredients from Martha’s Vineyard.

Two of her most popular products are the sea salt hair spray and the coffee scrub (the caffeine in coffee scrubs has been shown to exfoliate and stimulate blood flow, which helps eliminate wrinkles). So she figured, why not involve Island vendors? She reached out to business owners Todd Christy of Chilmark Coffee, and Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman of Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt, and is now using their products in hers.

“They loved the idea of collaboration. We’re promoting each other,” Ms. Wallace said. Now that the businesses work together, their logos appear on each other’s products and their products appear at one another’s stores.

The collaboration officially rolled out a month ago, after a crazy summer on all ends. Now that things have slowed down, Ms. Wallace plans to further promote and fundraise within her community.

“One of my part-time helpers has a daughter on the field hockey team,” Ms. Wallace said. “Many of the girls have sore feet, so I put together a little trial pedicure set for them. Now any sales for the pedicure sets go to the MVRHS booster club for the field hockey team.”

She’s hoping to carry out more Vineyard partnerships.

“I’d love to start working with farms to source dry herbs and flowers,” she said, “I infuse my own oils from rose petals and chamomile flowers into my lotions, so it’d be great to source these locally.”

Ms. Wallace oversees production and packaging of every product from start to finish. Each product takes about two hours to make, and is punctuated by a process of cooling, settling, and stirring.

“The best part is when you get the oils and waters to come together to actually make a lotion. I’m still humbled and awed by the process, and the public’s reception of it,” she said. According to Ms. Wallace, nothing hits the shelf until it’s been thoroughly tested.

“I don’t test on animals, I test on my children,” she laughed.

According to Ms. Wallace, 80 percent of people who buy from her at the Vineyard Artisans shows end up later returning or ordering something online. Now she has to keep up with the demands of a growing business, which means restocking, refilling, and remaking her products at a more rapid pace.

“The business part is the most challenging part,” she said.

She keeps her ideas fresh by following artists of similar work, reading magazines, and simply observing.

“If I read an article in a fashion magazine about a certain color that’s very popular, I think, Wow, that’d be a great color for a new lotion line,” she said.

Some big ideas will carry Ms. Wallace into 2017. She plans to create subscription packages, open an Etsy store, and add mineral makeup to her line.

“Luxurious but affordable. Chic but beachy,” said Ms. Wallace. “I want to make sure everybody finds something they love, and they’ll want to come back for more.”

Bluewave products can be found at the Vineyard Artisans Festival on Oct. 8, as well as at the Made MV artisans store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Ms. Wallace’s products can also be found online at

Great news.

We would like to introduce our most exciting Vineyard adventure.

Bluewave is now in collaboration with @mv_sea_salts and @Chilmarkcoffeecompany to bring you our fall creations.

Chilmark Coffee Body Scrubs, (Brown sugar, MV Sea Salt, Freshly roasted Chilmark Coffee)

MV Sea Salt hair texturizing spray. (MV Salt, coconut and Jojoba oils, and aloe vera water)

Twinkle Toes exfoliating foot scrub (MV Sea Salt, peppermint, tea tree and lemon grass oils)

Vineyard body scrub. (MV Sea Salt, sugar, almond oil and Shea butter)

In an effort to use as many locally sourced and Vineyard inspired products as possible, we present to you:

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Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt is produced by husband and wife team of Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman, a tech consultant-turned-entrepreneurial farmer and carpenter who share a commitment to local, sustainable food production and a deep love of Martha’s Vineyard. It takes a lot of sweat and salt water, sunshine and elbow grease to produce Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt, but that’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

The full story here…

And Todd Christy of Chilmark Coffee Company.

The Chilmark Coffee Company is part of a small island community; a collaboration between farmers and fisherman, summer intellectuals and world economic leaders, photographers and painters, poets and stone masons, tradesmen and master craftsmen, elderly and young – All working closely to continue the values and slow pace established generations ago on this glacial moraine in the Atlantic Ocean. People here make things slowly and with pride. They understand and live as part of this unique environment.
We bring our own experiences as artists/ businesspersons/ athletes to create unique coffees and a company that reflect our values of hard work, planning, exceptional product, style and uncompromising vision. We are a family business. Our goal is exceptional coffee in your cup. We stay focused on roasting coffee to the best of our ability and providing training and understanding to our conspirators of what went into that coffee to now be in their hands. Read more here…

Order here. Perfect for fall.

Enter News916 to receive 15%off all sales.

Find us at Made MV on Circuit ave for our Tivoli day showcase with specials and sale.

Thanks for the support, we enjoyed making our first batch yesterday!

Gwyneth and Lara.



Bluewave Vineyarders.

img_4993Leif Counter is vegan, a carpenter, surfer, pilot, and one of the coolest guys you can meet. Leif tested and loved the Boyfriend Beard Oil, made with Jojoba oil, Argan, Witch Hazel and Apricot oil.

“It smells great and leaves the hair soft with a healthy look.”

We just love the MV Combo of Leif, Beard oil and Lucy, his old Ford Classic.

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Bluewave Vineyarders



IMG_4735Living on a small island we are fortunate to be surrounded by artists, carpenters, yogis, fitness gurus, realtors, creative business men and women, and many other professionals that kick, spice, and soothe, daily life on Martha’s Vineyard.

This summer has been Bluewave’s best to date. We want you to meet the Vineyarders that love Bluewave Body Company and hear why.


Lucia Hayman has the spotlight.

Lucia is a private chef, owner of and student of The Institute of Integrated Nutrition. She teaches Pilates, nutrition, spin class and advocates for consumer knowledge in sourcing your food. She is a self-styled rebel who wants to change the world by changing the way we eat, consume and love our bodies, mind, and spirit.

L. Hi Lucia, welcome to Bluewave. We love that you integrate all aspects of healthy living. Why are handcrafted, all-natural cosmetics important to you?

IMG_4741Lucia. As a chef I know it’s all about the quality of the ingredients that creates delicious food. It’s this concept that drew me to Bluewave. High quality ingredients without chemicals and with ingredients that heal and nourish naturally, that’s what we need and that’s what we need to teach our children.


L. Talking of children, what’s happening in their lives?

Lucia. The biggest event happening right now is Lee, my eldest daughter is going to college. I’ve taught her how to take care of herself as best I can, now she’s ready to fly. Today, I’m sending her and a few friends off with some important skin care lotions that I really feel are the whole package in head-to-toe care. They feel good and smell good and it makes me smile to think these scents and creams will remind them of home, of our summer days at the beach and their aftersun care; oiling the skin, exfoliating the skin, rubbing their feet, rituals that we have practiced together since Lee was little.

I want her to take a little Vineyard with her, and no better way then with products made right here in Edgartown, her hometown.

L.That’s great Lucia, thanks, what would you pick for her as she heads off-island? Let’s put a care package together.

Lucia. Cleansers, are key. The Everyday Light Facial Lotion is great for teens. It contains jojoba oil and rosehip seed, willowbark and white tea, helps balance sebum naturally and nourish the skin.IMG_4738

Argan oil for the hair, mixed with coconut oil, marshmallow extract and jojoba oil. For their lips, I picked a Lip scrub and balm to soften and repair.

Nothing gets rid of hard/dead skin and build up like a good Exfoliating Sugar Scrub. I like the scent of Island Girl with Shea body butter, sugar, with a mild scent of beach grass, beach plum, bay rose. To finish the package and round out their overall body treatment I picked a soft body wash and lotion, I like the Stay Gold and Tropicale. Both have hints of fruit and citrus and are kind to body and environment. Just perfect.

L. Thanks for supporting local and handcrafted, Lucia. Let us know how things are going with the girls.

Lucia. My pleasure.

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