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Deals, Specialty Shops

Time to get Iced

When we discover something exceptionally great we simply have to share it with our awesome followers.  ICED has incredible gelatos, ice-cream, Hawaiian shave ice, hand-crafted sodas and coffee.

Iced Gelato with Salt Sky

Iced just opened in Holladay and is owned by a father and two son team.  Willy, Will and Graham Gibbs are so excited about their new venture that it shows as soon as you walk in.  They are happy to make suggestions and let you taste their mouth-watering creations.

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We are hooked and stop by several times a week because it’s just that good! They use only the highest quality ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no coloring agents. They source locally and use fresh milk and creams and never use pre-made mixes or fruit flavorings.

One of our very favorite treats is the Bubble Bowl, made fresh everyday, the bubble bowl is a soft waffle that holds your scoops of gelato. It’s one of those things you simply need to experience.

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Their famous Bubble Bowl.  Try it with coconut gelato for sure!

This happy girl is enjoying the lime gelato made with tons of fresh limes.

Iced makes their authentic Hawaiian shave ice by actually shaving the ice from a block of ice, it’s smooth and fluffy and the best part is that their syrups are 100% pure cane sugar.

It’s time to get to ICED and to make it even more special we are having a giveaway AND a deal of the week!

Enter to win a $10 gift card on our Instagram today.  We will draw two winners.

Also. . . the ICED deal of the week for our followers is a BOGO!  (Buy One Get One)

Show that you are following ICED on Instagram and get a FREE shaved ice when you purchase any shaved ice.

Located in Holladay, Utah at 2245 E. Murray Holladay Road and is open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Sundays. Tel: 801-277-5803.

Salt Sky supports small business, join us in helping to grow our local economy

by visiting the businesses we feature.

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Beauty, Giveaways

Celebrate Summer with this Giveaway

☀️ It’s feeling like summer lately so how about a fresh summer look and a fabulous giveaway?!

Liv Salons is giving one of our followers their choice of a full set of classic eyelash extensions or a color and cut for summer. All our followers can also claim a $20 off any $40 purchase when you subscribe to the @lovelashes_hair website (see their instagram account for links. @lovelashes_hair).
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To enter:
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Follow @saltskyutah
Follow @lovelashes_hair
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Tag a friend(s) in a comment below… Each tag will be an entry for you. One per comment please 😘 Good luck! Winner announced next week.
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Giveaway sponsored by Salt Sky #saltskygiveaway #giveaway

Fine print… The color can be an all over color or highlights/balayage. But no major color corrections.

Good Luck and Happy Summer!

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Giveaways, Local Reviews

Stay at The Hyatt Place

We are reposting this because we had a fabulous stay at the Hyatt Place this weekend for a girls night and highly recommend that you visit!  This is such a fun getaway for couples, girls night and family getaways.

Shop at the Traverse Mountain outlets, play at Thanksgiving Point, eat at the MANY restaurants around (all within walking distance) golf, bike, swim, sit around the fireplace and take in the view of the mountains.  We love that an awesome breakfast is included and think you’ll love it too.  Check out the details below and tell us what you think.

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A family stay-cation, couples getaway, wedding night… all reasons to find a fabulous place to stay so we are talking about the new and beautiful Hyatt Place in Lehi, Utah.  Here are some reasons that we think you’ll love to stay.

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  • The location is great, right between downtown Salt Lake City & Provo.
  • It is clean and contemporary.
  • Awesome shopping, entertainment and food right around the hotel.
  • Great prices.  You don’t have to pay a ton if you just need a relaxing night away.
  • Great complimentary services.  Parking, wifi, and daily hot breakfast buffet!
  • Heated pool year round with pretty views.
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Deals, Professional Services

Saddle Up Utah!

Utah Trail Rides
Located: This is the Place Heritage Park Stables
Deal: 2 one hour horseback rides for $60 ($30 per person), regularly $55 per person
Coupon: SALT SKY blogger network deal
Book ride by calling: 801-448-6126
Expires: 6-30-17

This past weekend we had the best time horse back riding in the foothills overlooking the beautiful city of Salt Lake.

Our friends at Utah Trail Rides were so much fun and since some of us are pretty rusty at the sport, they were very patient and helpful.

Just imagine riding out of a barn full of beautiful horses, past an apple orchard, through a street lined with historic buildings, and onto a path just below Bonneville Shoreline Trail. You can see the whole city and the vista is spectacular.

Utah Trail Rides is owned by a very handsome cowboy from Arizona that now calls Utah home. The business has grown so much in the past two years that they are booked around the clock. So much so that they are expanding and buying more horses just to keep up with the demand. And we love that!

We are so excited to go back! Next time we will take our husbands. Just picture a romantic couple ride, can’t wait.

But book your appointment ahead of time because they fill up fast.

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This is definitely in the list of top ten things to do in Utah this season.

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Utah Trial Rides has a special offer for our followers!  Trail rides are 1 hour and $55 per person but now through June 30, 2017 you will get 2 one hour trail rides for $60 (only $30 per person!) Date?  I think so!  To claim this deal, call James the Cowboy directly at: 801-448-6126 Mention the SALT SKY bloggers dealGift certificates are available so make someone’s day!

Rides are available for ages 5 and up, Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Salt Sky supports small business, join us in helping to grow our local economy by visiting the businesses we feature.

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Giveaways, Specialty Shops

Our Birthday Giveaway

We’ve gathered some of our favorite things!  And the best part is you can enter to win a tote bag with these following items:

Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy lotion. We simply love using these bath & body products. The Verbena and Lavender full line as well as many other scents are available at the fabulous Tabula Raza in Trolley Square.

Kate Spade journal and desk organizer. We love the little details that make life so fun. You can find these little treasures at one of our favorite stores New Orientation at Foothill Village.

Travel luggage tags. These travel tags are heavy duty and will go the distance, Eliza our world traveler knows! You can find these at The King’s English in Sugarhouse.

Little Master Shakespeare Book. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderful children’s book by Utah author Jennifer Adams. We love reading to our kids and you will love the entire line. Available at Storybook Nook at Gardner Village.

Illume cloverleaf nectar candle. This little detail makes all the difference in the home, we are simply hooked on candles. A full line of incredible scents available at Dancing Crane Imports in Salt Lake.

Digital Download. Brittany has been busy designing beautiful quotes for the home that are inspirational and decorative. We are adding new ones everyday so visit our Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/saltskyutah

T-shirt & Cup. We love staying active and healthy, this workout shirt is soft and light weight and we think you’ll love it.

Candy Jar. Of course there must always be candy because life is sweet.

Thanks for following along and taking this ride with us!

Visit our Instagram, enter to win this gift, and tell your friends about our site and the wonderful places in Utah that we feature!

Your Salt Sky friends,

Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Eliza & Katty

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Deals, For Kicks & Giggles

Improve your photography and photo editing skills

We’ve been working on taking better photos lately and took an online course that has helped so much.  There are a ton of courses out there that teach you about photography, but we were looking for the extra simple, start from the beginning course.  We didn’t need a “turn into a professional photography overnight” course but one to teach us to better use the camera we have.

We wanted to share this course with you because it really is simple, broken up into small segments so you can learn one concept at a time, practice and then move on.  Plus you’ll have the course to review over and over again until you feel like you know it since it’s online.

Since spring is coming and the scenery is breath taking, it’s a great time to get comfortable with your camera.  Are you looking for a new camera?  This is the one we bought and it just went on sale for $200 OFF!  Dang, we should have waited, ha ha.  Click here to check it out.  We LOVE this camera and works great with the course as well.

The course is $129 BUT our followers can get it for $49 now until 2/26/17. Click here to sign up for the online course and tell us what you think!

This course includes:

9 videos
cheat sheets
editing tutorials
life-time access (complete at your own pace)

What you’ll learn:

How to shoot in manual:

ISO
Aperture
Shutter Speed
How to put it all those together to shoot manual
My step-by-step to setting up a shot in manual

Photography basics:

types of lighting
how to find the best times to shoot in your house
compositional elements of a good picture

Editing:

edit your pictures quickly and easily in Lightroom
my editing workflow

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Giveaways, Valentine's

Valentine Giveaway

We have a fun Valentine giveaway!  One lucky follower is going to win:

  • your choice of a Lip Sense starter kit, gloss & remover ($55 value)
  • a $10 gift certificate to The Park 5
  • a cute cosmetic bag
  • plus a few extra goodies

To enter, visit our Instagram!

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Deals

Last Minute Gifts


We’ve rounded up some last minute gifts.  These will still arrive before Christmas if you hurry and order!  Merry Christmas.

FOR THE CHEF AND BAKER:

Kitchen Aid in tons of cute colors, Click HERE

Hand blending gift set, Click HERE

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 3-3/4-Quart Round Braiser (Our favorite), Click HERE

FOR THE HOME DECORATOR:

InterDesign Twillo Mail, Letter Holder, Key Rack Organizer for Entryway, Kitchen, Click HERE

 Genuine Sheepskin Pelt White Premium Shag Rug (3′ x 5′), Click HERE

Comfy bedsheets, Click HERE

FOR THE SMART HOME ENTHUSIAST:

Nest Learning Thermostat, click HERE

The new Echo Dot, Click HERE

WeMo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, click HERE

FOR THE ARTIST AND CRAFTER:

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 48-Count, Click HERE

Allydrew Decorative Masking Washi Tapes (Set of 12), click HERE

Tri-C Aluminum Field Easel, click HERE

Brother computerized sewing machine, Click HERE

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Coupons, Deals

This week’s KSL Deals

It’s always fun to team up with our friends at KSL and bring you deals too good to pass up. That’s us eating lunch at KSL.

Check out these deals and gift ideas just in time for Christmas!

The perfect gift, a gift cards to The Roof, The Garden Restaurant, Nauvoo Cafe & Lion House Pantry, CLICK HERE

Awesome spa pampering package 63% off!  CLICK HERE

Santa Sleigh Ride at the Homestead in Midway deal, CLICK HERE

31% off a stay and dinner for two at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, CLICK HERE

A Sleigh Ride to Santa at Traverse Mountain, only $3!  CLICK HERE

 

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Deals, The Home

5 Reasons We Go to Macy’s on Black Friday

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The feather pillows and down comforters are so discounted that it’s hard to pass up, and you can use awesome coupons. It’s the perfect time to get the best bedding.

Sleep with the finest Goose Down Comforters and pillows.

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Did anybody say DISHES? Great deals on anything from casual sets to beautiful china including Christmas collections. You’ll be ready for Holiday parties.

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This is when we throw out all the old bath towels and start new.  Soft and yummy and great prices!Our first choice is always white.

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Fluffy Throws that are a must to cozy up with on cold winter days. You’ll find bins full of throws on sale for really great prices.

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Small appliances are always discounted for early birds on this day. Last year we picked up the Kuerig Coffee Maker which at our house is used almost daily for hot chocolate, especially during the winter months.

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Happy Shopping y’ll !

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Beauty, Deals

Eyebrow Microblading from a Pro

Because we are totally into eyebrows, we wanted to learn more about microblading.  We went to pro, Eliza Guzy, for all the things we needed to know, and then Samantha the brave one tried it out.

We love the before and after pic!   Here is the step by step process from the appointment.

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MICROBLADING STEP 1: Consult/Shape

Pro Eliza Guzy-

“We start your appointment by discussing all your wants and addressing any potential concerns or questions. We will snap a few before pictures, go over some quick paperwork, and begin designing your brow shape exactly how you want. Your shape is drawn with a wax pencil, so it’s very easy to make changes. The goal is to ensure you feel completely confident in both the color and the shape. This consult could take 20 minutes or 2 hours, as much time as you need to be excited about moving forward. :)
For Sami’s consultation, we went over the clean shape that she wanted. She didn’t like how far in towards her nose she had let her brows go. Another point that we tried to fill in was through her arch and tail. Naturally, most of us do not have much of a tail, filling this in helps open our eye sockets beautifully.”

Microblading: everything you should know
MICROBLADING STEP 2: Numbing

“Everyone’s first question to me is, “Does it hurt?!” I always chuckle and say NO! I use two types of topical numbing on your brows throughout the full blading process. If you ever feel you need more numbing, just let me know and we can add more as we go!
Sami was not worried about the pain, she said she is tough, and that she is! We added no additional numbing, and it went smoothly and pain free.”

Microblading: everything you should know

MICROBLADING STEP 3: Blading

“The fun begins! A single use hand tool is used to create the strokes and deposit the pigment. I keep the pigment cup on my finger at all times and use my free hand to pull the skin taut so the strokes are deposited precisely. I move slowly and steadily to assure the hair strokes are being placed correctly and to ensure you are comfortable along the way.
Skin type will help determine which type and size of blade I will move forward with. Sami had standard to dry skin. We started with a regular 12 FLEX blade and moved on to a smaller 11 blade halfway through for the inner, smaller strokes.”

Microblading: everything you should know

MICROBLADING STEP 4: Finishing Touches

“Once the majority of strokes have been deposited, I will have you sit up to remeasure your corners and shape to verify your brows are looking On Point! Then we are ready to finish, and I apply the pigment over your brows for 10 minutes or so. This helps give the fresh strokes the perfect coat of color.
Up, down, up down, up down… those last 20 minutes or so I sat Sami up multiple times to get all our edges and corners and make sure we were perfectly even. Once I loved where we were, I deposited the pigment over her brows for 10 minutes. While the pigment was sitting in, I went over the aftercare process with Sami.”

MICROBLADING STEP 5: Aftercare

“Following proper aftercare instructions is the most important of all! I believe in a dry heal. This means no water, no sweating or over heating. Take baths, low intensity workouts, and sunglasses/hats when outside!  I will give you a special cream to apply to your brows 3-5 times a day during the two week healing period. The more oily you naturally are, the less times during the day you need to apply. You follow these strict aftercare instructions for 2 weeks and then you are good to go until your touch up!
Following the aftercare is the hardest, but also the most important! Sami did really well. She got a little itchy and flakey, which is totally normal. I give everyone a day to day breakdown of what will happen with their brows. Everyone’s skin turns over at such a different rate that you will fall somewhere between the given days. Days 2-5 after procedure, your color will darken. Don’t be alarmed, you will fade 40-50% from the darkest point. Days 5-10 post procedure you will start to flake and itch. The cream I give you will help a lot with this. Don’t pick! Let them naturally flake. Week 3 post procedure, the color almost feels like it completely disappears and the full process didn’t work. Don’t be alarmed! Color will resurface that 4th week. This is why I wait a minimum of 4 weeks to do the touchup. I want to see exactly what pigment retention we have and where we need to add more strokes etc.”

MICROBLADING STEP 6: Touchup

“4-6 weeks after your initial appointment we will do a touchup (perfecting) session. This is where we can make minor changes to shape and color. Most people always ask to go darker at the touchup! Depending on your skin type will determine how long you can go before your next touchup. Oily skin will need a touchup sooner than later, around 9-12 months. Normal skin will last 12-18 months. Dryer, aged skin will retain the longest.”

 

Here’s what we have to say about this.  First of all, do research when it comes to your microblading expert.  See their work, ask lots of questions and be comfortable with them since this is a semi-permanent procedure that will last for a couple years.  Eliza really impressed us and Sami’s brows look beautiful.

2nd, make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your color and shape.  Just because you find a photo of brows you love, it doesn’t mean that it’s best for your face.  The last thing you want are fake looking brows.  Fit them to your face.

If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah or Walnut Creek, CA areas, we have a special offer for you from Eliza Guzy.  Mention SALT SKY when you book your appointment and get $150 off your microblading, regularly priced $450, for our followers, $300! Thanks Eliza!  Offer expires January 1, 2017.

To book your appointment:

Call or Text On Point Brows:
801-860-4396

OR Direct Message on Instagram, @onpoint.brows

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Deals, Family Adventures & Travel

5 Tips for Booking a Holiday Flight

We are excited to introduce you to a new friend, Emily Holt, who shares some seriously awesome deals on flights from Salt Lake City to all over the world.  Check out her guest post today about holiday flights and see our Instagram today, @ SaltSkyUtah to enter to win a $50.00 Alaska Airlines Card along with $25 gift card to Target to buy all your travel treats.

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Hi friends! I run @flightsfromhome on Instagram—where I share my favorite flight deals from Salt Lake City. This photograph (below) is of my little girl and me in Cambodia this year. We went to Cambodia on a whim because I found a great deal on airfare. In fact, that’s how most of our trips begin—with a sale on a flight. That being said, I watch flights, and I can’t book all the flights, so I figure, whateva whateva, share the travel love with you guys. And that leads us to the Instagram page. I’ll find ‘em, you book ‘em … or don’t, and just enjoy the cool airline price posts.

With the holidays coming up, I wanted to tackle some important holiday travel questions, like does the TSA categorize cranberry sauce as a liquid? Yes. Yes they do. And, more importantly, how are you going to get the best deal on your holiday flight? So, here are my five tips for booking holiday flight:

  1. Be Realistic. Holiday flights are generally more expensive—so if you plan to travel over the holidays, don’t expect absolute rock bottom prices. Prices fluctuate year-to-year, so if you paid something last year don’t expect that to be the price you will pay this year—some of you may be pleasantly surprised by prices, others might be disappointed, but hey, it is what it is.
  2. Be Flexible. This goes without saying, but the more flexible you are, the more luck you’ll have on finding a lower fare. Typically, you will find that flights are actually cheaper if you are willing to fly on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. Want to leave the evening before Thanksgiving? So does everyone else. That is why that fare is likely going to be the most expensive. When planning your flights, try leaving the weekdays after the holiday and enjoy some of those leftovers a little longer.
  3. Book Early. Although you may score a deal right before the holiday, often fares just continue to rise as the holiday approaches. So book early. Check flights a few times a week for a couple weeks and when you see the fare drop (or maybe it never drops), it’s probably a good idea to book. I personally like using www.google.com/flights for this because I think it gives you an overall good idea of the fare prices and its calendar search matrix is really user friendly. If you think you found a great deal in Google Flights, ALWAYS double check this deal at www.momondo.com. This website pulls a lot of alternative booking agencies that might provide a lower price.
  4. Travel Internationally. While fares to your parents’ house might seem very expensive, international travel is often really cheap. So think about ditching the family and trading in the turkey for a little Pad Thai (sorry Mom and Dad, but Thailand is calling my name) … Just send them a postcard and they will probably understand.
  5. Utilize Airlines’ Cancellation Policies. So you see a fare that you want to book, but you’re not sure if the dates will actually work for your holiday travel? Book the fare then figure out the details. Most airlines (when booking directly with the airline) provide a 24-hour cancellation window to either hold the fare or cancel without penalty. Always double check the airline policy before booking if you think you may cancel and read the fine print, and if you think only one person in your reservation may cancel, book them on a separate reservation because usually you have to cancel the whole reservation (learned this one the hard way once).

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