# 1. Travel Tip

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People ask me what is my favorite travel tip for trips for work or play?

I had to create a new one. As I love to fly on an airplane or a quick trip drive outside of the city.

Nowadays I am getting kinda tired of this pandemic and grow restless. At times I feel a bit claustrophobic with a face mask on. So, I make sure BEFORE I leave the house or get on the plane I prep to put on my face mask scented with my favorite essential oil (not craft oils) TRUE essential oils.

My go to brand is made by the company Aura Cacia.

1. First lay out your face mask on the table.

2. Next, I sprinkle on the sides of the mask a drop of lavender oil NOT on the mouth area or near the eyes. More toward the mid cheek area. Both sides.

3. Let the mask 😷 dry. Place mask in baggie and you are ready for anything. POSSIBLE unruly passenger ✈️ on the plane,maybe turbulence, feeling anxious? Or when I’m getting tired of wearing that mask. The aromatherapy 🍃 is quite comforting.

No, it doesn’t make your skin breakout or irritate your skin.

I’ve been offering these type travel tips with my clients at my makeup studio. Now I’m sharing with you. Hope you try it out on your next vacay or mini road trip.

STRESS less. Chill out, keep calm.

Enjoy!

PS

For the return flight ✈️ or trip I already packed and did the above. But this time I added a cotton ball in the baggie with essential oil sprinkled on it. It makes the fragrance last longer and infuses in the baggie. Ready for your return.

After my trip I throw out the disposable mask 😷 but if you are using your fave cloth mask. Travel with two and wash them when you get home.

Happy Travel!

Summertime Refresher!

I love fruits and veggies! Over the years I not only served up some delicious treats for my family. I started to serve my clients fresh juice potions for their skin and health. So today I am sharing one of those recipes with you!

My Cantaloupe 🍈 Crush!

All you need for this drink recipe is:

4 cups of chilled fresh cantaloupe

1 cup of cool 🍋 Lemon juice

1 tbsp. Local 🍯 honey

1 tiny piece of peeled ginger or grated ginger

I serve the juice in pretty glasses or in mini shot glasses.

😎If you want to make it a little tropical 🌴 or you’re entertaining at home. Add 1/4 cup of good rum.

Place cubes and cantaloupe, lemon juice,honey and ginger in a blender.

Blend until frothy and fabulous!

I recommend serving not saving!

Enjoy!!! 😎

Happiness is …World Chocolate day!

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I LOVE all things chocolate. Do you?

I have only met 1 client in my beauty business who said she HATES chocolate! Can you believe it? Hates chocolate?

Are you celebrating World Chocolate Day today?

Some of you have asked me to share a chocolate recipe for your skin and so I am sharing it.

My Crazy for Chocolate Face Mask

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1/3 cup of cocoa powder

2 TSP of heavy cream

2 TSP organic honey

MIX these all together with a mini whisk. It may be a bit messy for some. BUT I love it.

Apply to your clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes.

Rinse well.

Enjoy a piece of chocolate afterwards and savor the delicious beauty and benefits of a piece of chocolate on your tongue and skin.

Sweet Dreams!

FYI

If you really love chocolate and the benefits for your skin. Check out The Chocolate Royal Bar by The Chocolate Skin Care Factory on Instagram.

Using sunless tanner?

Here’s a reminder I always tell my clients when they use self tanner or get a spray tan.

Two things…Exfoliate your skin first!

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I also follow this up with a sheet mask on my face and décolleté.

I am crazy about an exfoliate brand from Japan available in the US. It is called Cure Natural Aqua Gel. It is a clear gel that you apply on clean skin.

This is a must for self tanner to look good. It also is a good idea for any makeup you wear to glide on like silk!

After you apply you let it dry and leave on at least 3 minutes.

And gently roll off/ sloughing and saying bye to those dead skin cells. Rinse well.

I also love to use this product on a photo shoot and on a bride or bridal party working on location.

It is so easy to use. No harsh granuals and can even be used under the eye area.

I have very sensitive skin but this product gives me only fabulous non irritating results. Natural! Check them out on Instagram. That’s how I discovered them.

Next…

You must up that shade of foundation or even tinted moisturizer hue OR your neck and chest will not match nor be even in tone.

Buy a darker foundation!

I see so many girls miss the mark on this and the look isn’t very pretty! You’ll have a lighter neck and tan face and body. Sometimes you might need to buy another darker foundation as well.

As we roll into the summer think about keeping a safe tan and not bake like a dozen cookies 🍪 in the oven. They smell and taste great … can burn too. And as for a tan the end result you may develop more than a tan. As a skin cancer survivor. I know.

All the beautiful people and new products were in Las Vegas!

We beauty professionals and speakers have been waiting for over a year and half to reconnect with each other,educate and see what’s trending and new! The show did go on and I could not be BE ANY HAPPIER!

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The International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference was wonderful! My class went well. I was thrilled with all the beautiful faces looking to learn all I had to share with them too!

Yes, there was social distancing but we did not have to wear a face mask 😷 while educating. The show attendees had the option if vaccinated they did not have to wear a mask. There were sanitation stations and there was mindful social distancing. Attendance was UP considering what we have been through. Lines to shop 🛍 were long but worth the wait. I can’t believe the crowds of beauty PROS and spa and salon owners so many happy faces.

It was wonderful to be out and about and to TRAVEL on an airplane again. Seeing lots of people was great and Delta Airlines took good care of me! Chatting with strangers and and seeing SMILING FACES without face covers and masks was beyond joyous.

It was HOT and steamy in beautiful Las Vegas and I got a chance to work and play!!! One day it was actually 116 degrees.

Networking at it’s finest! Like a GIANT COCKTAIL PARTY! The IECSC show even treated us to a cocktail 🍸 or other libations to toast and welcome us back!

Here is a list of what I discovered on that’s Trending and NEW! Some I predicted and knew but some trends I saw on the show floor.

Skin care is HOT! It is even more in than makeup! We got to see the latest in action with LIVE demos on the show floor.

Facial embellishments were a thing and step aside tattoos and piercings. Pearls,colorful stencils,flowers and bold eye designs.

Wellness is a MUST in our lives. We must take better care of ourselves!

Self care is the best care!

“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.

Softer prettier makeup is the look now.

Brows and lashes are cared for with serums of gold. Brow laminations are hot.

Lash Lifts are still in.

False Lashes depending on who you speak to are out but faux lash companies are still selling. All kinds of lashes and COLORS!

OVER done and over the top contouring is OUT!

Lip plumpers are still coveted alongside a gorgeous lipgloss or 💄 lipstick.

To plump or not to plump?

Shimmery GLOWY skin is still with us.

Dermaplaning is still hot!

Concealing the entire face with concealer, highlighters and foundation is not in.

Tinted shampoos in all colors too!

Root Powder coverups in all HUES!

HAIR YOU WEAR and take off …faux bangs,pony’s and more are not going away.

Glossy faces!

Bright shiny glass like skin for the hair.

💅 Nails are fresh and natural but also pointed and embellished and long!

Facial Masks reign supreme! ALL kinds of treatments,smell and feel amazing!

Celebrities weren’t the only ones on the Las Vegas Strip.

We were there and it felt so amazing!

Stay tuned for my next beauty adventure!

This weekend in Las Vegas💄

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If you’re a beauty professional, spa owner,salon owner. If you’re a plastic surgeon, massage therapist or dermatologist you’ve got to attend this show!

If you are lucky enough to live in Viva Las Vegas you know what to do.

Register online. No registration at the convention due to COVID. They are doing everything to protect us at the show.

http://www.IECSC.com

I can’t wait to educate, learn from other classes and shop 🛍 the huge show floor! It’s been two LONG years!

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I’ll report back to you and share products, reviews and all things beauty 💄news!

I’ll also share my delicious trips to all the yummy spots I enjoy. I’m also trying a few new places I discovered on social media.

Help! What can I do to …

To make my makeup last and look it’s best?

The answer is pretty simple! A great set of makeup brushes! No you don’t have to go to extremes and buy a massive set. You just need to make sure you have a set you put together by putting a set together on your own. Or by the set. I also occasionally use a makeup setting spray. But I think MAKEUP looks better when applied with the proper tools. Sort of like a good baker or chef uses.

You really don’t need a dozen or more brushes. Depending how much makeup you use and what makeup you use will determine that. Makeup brushes make your makeup to look so pretty and gives your face a professional finish too. And the quality of the brush does matter. But you don’t have to spend a fortune $$$. And sorry a Dollar Store set won’t give you or your makeup kit what you need.

The main brushes you need are these:

A fan shaped blush brush

A concealer brush

An eye shadow brush one small and one larger for the outer corner or under the eyes to line or do a smoky under eye.

An eyebrow brush and lash comb.

A foundation brush or makeup sponge.

A fluffy powder brush.

A lip brush which will make your lipstick 💄 last longer.

If you really want to own more. Add as you need.

The key thing to remember is to PLAY, explore and see what works for you before you invest in a lot of brushes. If you are a beginner or a PRO make-up artist you might need to use a few more eye brushes but the more brushes you have doesn’t make you a better make-up artist!

And always remember clean brushes make a difference too! Dirty brushes make you break out and result in a dull and dirty looking complexion.

Lime,Sugar and Coconut!

I feel like TRAVELING and enjoying life again… I want to go on a cruise! But since we can’t quite do that yet I thought I’d do the next best thing. Make a tropical hand and foot scrub.

Since I LOVE my clients. I am sharing this recipe with them and giving them some mini sample jars of this lovely scrub too.

If you own a business do you love to share recipes and beauty tips with your clients too?

Here is a simple recipe that is so easy to make yet gently exfoliates, brightens the skin and makes the skin so silky!

After all it is sandal season again.

1/4 cup of coconut oil

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1/2 cup of brown sugar (sometimes I add a few rolled oats for visual fun)

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Some lime zest

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1 mason or jam jar

I LOVE the way this feels on the skin and my heels will look amazing too.

It even refreshes a pedicure and manicure too. Give your hands and feet some love ❤️. Guys will love it too!

Simply apply a scoop of this tropical 🌴 delight on your freshly washed hands and rub in. Go in circular motions. Then rinse with a wet and warm hand towel after leaving on at least 10 minutes.

Next apply to your feet and repeat.

I find this scrub lasts at least a week. I put it in the fridge. I pull out of the fridge and allow it to warm with the room temperature. Feels so cool and refreshing when you apply it. Especially on a hot summer 🌞 day.

Your skin will glow and the natural ingredients make it even better!

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