It’s is so hot in Florida the palm trees 🌴 are sweating!!! I so want to cool down in more ways than one.
How is life there for you in your part of the world?
Have you whipped up something yummy in your kitchen this weekend?
I so enjoy the cooling comfort of tea. I am a Northerner and until I moved to Florida I never drank iced tea. Only hot tea.
Once settled in Florida I noticed people in the south love their tea. When my business was open to the public pre-Covid-19 I loved making sun tea. My husband taught me this how-to. Sun Tea… if you haven’t heard of it before is placing in a large see through container a gallon of fresh bottled water 💦 and tea bags of your choice outside your door in the sun 🌞 and waiting for the magic to happen. Sugar is optional but adds sweetness. So easy… No hot tea kettle needed. But here’s another way we can make iced tea as you know..
If you love green tea here is a recipe I think you will like. My clients loved it! I hope when we open our doors fully again our clients will enjoy this cool green tea again.
Here is what you will need:
4 green tea bags
1/2 cup of honey
Of fresh mint leaves from my organic garden.
2 tablespoons of honey (I prefer from the local Fathers market or road side stand)
5 cups of boiling water
3 stalks of lemongrass to garnish or use a mint leaf stem. 🍃
Combine mint leaves, tea bags. Honey and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes; remove the tea bags. Refrigerate until chilled. Pour into 6 ice filled glasses.
Garnish with stalk of lemongrass and or a mint leaf.
So cool and refreshing!
* If you’ve love to embellish your ice cubes. I like to make ice cubes filled with edible flowers and or a mint leaf or two in each cube. Pretty to look at and tasty once it all melts down. Enjoy!
At times like these we need to take care of our immune system and body too. Since it is summer and we shed our clothes and show more skin we need to also slough off dead skin cells. As well as hydrate the skin on our face and body too. One of my clients shared this recipe with me a long time ago. And I recently discovered it in my pandemic cleaning purge of some paper work etc.
I almost forgot how much I like this recipe alongside eating a bowl of oats or granola with home-made yogurt and fruit in season. To make home-made from scratch yogurt I use Belle + Bella. They have an amazing starter packet and unit to make it. It is fun and when i have leftovers (right) instead of licking the spoon I use the fresh yogurt on my face for a gentle neck and face mask.
She stirs in all ingredients and suggests you take some time in the tub.
Place a handful of the mix onto your body. She recommends paying close attention to rough areas like,elbows,knees, hands and feet. Allow the scrub to rest on your skin. Next she recommends rubbing with warm water and a washcloth or a loofah sponge.
After you get out of the tub. Dry your skin slightly and while damp apply your favorite hand and body lotion.
Your skin will feel soft and fresh you’ll feel brand new!
I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!
I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.
I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!
I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.
I want to enjoy this view and sunset. I saw one almost as gorgeous as this in Colorado and it’s beauty and the colors are still etched in my memory. I pray for our lives and have hope we will enjoy life again.
We must wash our hands often, mask up,do our part in social distancing and above all practice patience! What about you?
I miss seeing my clients in my makeup studio. I miss touching their faces! I miss giving them hugs too. Now with the pandemic things are so very different. I have NOT opened my beauty cottage YET. The Covid-19 numbers upticking here in Florida I don’t want to yet. I care about my clients safety and the health of my family.
I also remember the good old days when we would serve them all kinds of treats and drinks. From sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and lavender buds and chocolate dipped strawberries to sparkling drinks. Rose wine 🍷 was the last drink we served them in March.
Here is one of the recipes I enjoyed serving them. I thought you might enjoy this coming weekend. Or tonight!
Rose Sparkler with Raspberries and Lemons.
What you will need to make this refreshing drink:
1 bottle of chilled rose
1 1/2 pt. of fresh raspberries
2 tsp.of sugar
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
Sliced lemons and raspberries for embellishment!
Mash the raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with sparkling rose. Serve over ice with the sliced lemons and raspberries.
It is time to celebrate 🇺🇸 the redwhite and blue or even if you don’t celebrate it in your country let’s celebrate YOU! Mask on or mask off at home get out that red lipstick and celebrate America and happy to be alive too!
Lipstick 💄 is happiness, lipstick gives instant gratification. Lipstick gives your face a lift! 💋
Happy 4th! If you live in America. If you don’t you can still enjoy the beauty of a gorgeous red lipstick!
So if you’re in the beauty business or just want to be in the know here are a few intriguing things they have been using.
Lady Gaga goes straight to her kitchen when it comes to makeup remover uses olive oil to remove her makeup 💄 as well for to hydrate her hair.
Many celebrities rinse their mouth and freshen their breath with coconut oil mouth rinses.
JLo thinks exercise, no smoking and no drinking are her secrets for looking young. I think it’s working! Don’t you?
Actress Catherine Zeta Jones uses slices of fresh strawberries 🍓 and applies them on her teeth to whiten and brighten her teeth. I asked my dentist about this and he actually said it may work!
Tiffany Haddish loves using coconut oil. And also makes a facial scrub with it by adding baking soda to it.
Wendy Williams swears by Gold Bond cream or lotion to keep her skin silky sexy smooth.
Gwenyth Paltrow is pretty game to try a lot of things (just check out her website Goop) when it comes to health and beauty. She also swears by pilates as her fountain of youth.
Nightingale or Bird Nest’s Facials affectionately called bird poop facials are yet another type of skin facial celebrities love. It is an old Asian Beauty secret for brightening and whitening the complexion! But they are also crazy about deep cleaning and facials in general.
Many celebritiesmale and female use a brand called Eminence.
They also use K BeautyKorean Beauty and other brand eye, lip and facial sheet masks as prep before a red carpet event or pre-photo shoots. They also use them in flight on airplanes.
So there you have it if you want to be in the know and what’s trending with a few celebrities right now. Share with your clients and friends. Maybe spend the 4th weekend sipping a cold glass of Sangria and doing self-care like the celebrities.