Our First Ever Holiday Giveaway!

This is it! We are very excited to announce our First Ever Holiday Giveaway!

Atmosphere Essentials and Dmitriy M have kindly agreed to participate in this special giveaway. We are giving away amazing prizes to our lucky readers, so there will be multiple winners!

Grand prize:

A beautiful gift basket from Atmosphere Essentials filled with many wonderful products,  an estimated value of $100! The basket includes:

Grape Seed Body Lotion
Grape Seed Shower Gel
Grape Seed Body Splash
Organic Soaps
3 mini shampoos
Soy Candle


Second Prize:

Autographed, 11×14 framed photograph of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by our talented photographer, Dmitriy M.


Feeling lucky? Enter Below!

To Enter do the following:

1. Leave a Comment below!

2. Like Atmosphere Essentials on Facebook.

Good luck!

Please Note:

Contest ends Saturday, December 24th at 12:00 AM.

The winner will be randomly selected.

If you are a prize winner:

You will receive a winner notification email with the pick-up details. Prizes will not be shipped (sorry!)


Congratulations to the winners of our Holiday Giveaway!

Grand Prize winner:  Irina Bakhmutova

Atmosphere Essentials Basket filled with organic skin care products!

Second Prize winner: Ed Rivera

Beautiful framed photograph of the Verrazano Bridge by Dmitriy M!

The winners were chosen at random using www.random.org

Thank you so much for your comments and for your support of Staten Island Lifestyle! A HUGE thank you to everyone who commented and have participated in this giveaway!

Atmosphere Essentials – The Art of Natural Skin

If you haven’t been introduced yet to Atmosphere Essentials, allow me to be the first to do so. This cozy haven for all that smells delicious has become a neighborhood gem. From the moment you walk into this picturesque cottage you are surrounded by a relaxing, delightful atmosphere. The salon is run by a knowledgeable Antonio Sciortino, who provides personal attention and treats you like a good old friend. Though Atmosphere Essentials’ focus is mainly on body and skin care, one can also indulge in custom designed perfumes, candles and baby care products; in addition beauty and hair care services are featured in a modest but comfortable salon.

Antonio is an expert in natural skin products, but not too many know that his journey into beauty world began with his grandmother. In the early 1950’s, in Italy, Antonio’s grandmother began producing soaps, hair shampoos and lotions, using all natural products, to help cope with the tough post-war times. Inspired by the healthy living concept and armed with original family formulas, Antonio decided to reflect back to nature with the Atmosphere Essentials skin care line. The all-organic products in the store are produced in a private on-site laboratory used for research and development.

Here’ a list of products I had the pleasure of testing:

Volcanic (olive oil and processed volcanic rock based) soap exfoliates your skin and leaves you with a little healthy glow.

Mint (olive oil and peppermint tea) soap has a refreshing peppermint smell that enhances your bathing experience.

Grape Seed Exfoliating Shower Gel provides a gentle micro scrub while Grape Seed Body Lotion nourishes the body with natural oils.

The soy candle is one of my favorite products, made with 100% soy wax and essential oils.

And last but not least, the custom designed fragrances. We all like perfumes, but it’s even more fun to create your very own signature scent. Try it and make it personal!

Big thank you to Dmitry M for the photos.