Just Press and Glow!

I feel like a lab rat this month. Testing lotions, potions and throwing out the old products I’m not using anymore.

In my cleaning, playing and editing my beauty and skincare I wanted to share one tool I’m obsessed with! Created and manufactured by an esthetician and speaker in the spa industry who wanted to improve her skin! But wanted a device that would be safe, easy to use and a one tool wonder to use and not clutter up the bathroom counter or vanity.

The skin care tool is called My Skin Buddy. You can use and enjoy the ease of six convenient ready-to-go settings with so many benefits! Safe and easy to use. I must admit when I first used it on myself I was afraid. It buzzed and lit up my face and the room and I was scared of it. Silly me! I didn’t realize it can’t hurt me. It would be my skins BFF.

It compliments ANY skincare brand and complexion. No plastic surgery needed.

It has 4 proven technologies!

LED light therapy

ION care

Ultrasonic vibration

Heat therapy

All to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and even skin tone and a more youthful appearance.

We can’t stop the aging process it is happening daily 24/7 to all of us. But if you want to look fresher and your best. You might want to consider owning one of these!

💋💋💋Bonus:

You know I am all about the LIPS and lipstick. It is my favorite part of the face to make up! Using it can even actually plump your lips and make them look smoother and a fuller. No needles needed. It also is wonderful for smokers lips and the skin around the lips. It even makes your lips look rosier and healthier.

Check them out at http://www.myskinbuddy.com

Time to throw them out!

My clients are DM’ing me and asking me if they should throw out their makeup and skin care as we started a new year and part of these questions included using these. I knew the answer right away is “No”.

Body loofahs, mini face loofahs and those fluffy colorful scrubbers for body & 🛁 bath. They say they exfoliate the skin and yes they maybe add some colorful fun to your bath or shower but that’s it. They are not the best thing to use. And they are a breading ground for bacteria and fungi to grow. They collect moisture too. They may even cause skin infections. They hurt the skin not help the skin! And IF you happen to have acne or blemished skin they really are not your friend!

Bath & Body fluffy scrubbers and more … can hurt and scratch the skin and more!

But I do love to brush my skin with a body brush GENTLY! I love ❤️ what they call “Dry“ brushing and exfoliating treatments like they do in Turkish SPAS and other places around the globe.

So if you love your skin don’t use those natural loofahs and squishy scrubbers. Instead I recommend a good quality cotton washcloth. They are your face and body’s worker 🐝 bee!

So… you know what to do. Go to your bathroom and just throw those abrasive things out!

Did you know?

Lash Lovers ❤️ ,Your false eyelashes, your strip lashes or lash extensions need TLC cleaning. You can’t just keep on popping them on and off daily or weekly. And not just cleaning them with liquid soap or water. Bacteria is dancing on your lashes. What made me chat about this and bring it up. I came across some girls & women at a holiday party who said to me… “ I never clean my lashes! You mean you’re supposed to clean them and that their is a cleanser for them!”

I recommended to them to start the new year right with Dirty Lash.

Clean, fluff, untangle and protect your lashes.

Convenient and easy to use cleanser in a mascara wand.

No sting, no alcohol and no triclosan.

Will not deteriorate lash glue.

Conditions your lashes.

Kills sebaceous bacteria.

Start a Lash Cleaning Routine.

Say “No” to unexpected eye 👁 infections. Don’t be a Dirty Girl!!!

Happy New Year!

Wow…it’s been quite another year!

Just a few words to let you know how much I appreciate YOU! Those who follow me, those who are new to my blog and those who browse my blog.

Love ❤️ connecting here with you!

Looking forward to a better 2022 for me and you! It’s gotta get better. The world has to get healthy again. I miss the good old days! Don’t you?

Let me know what you want to hear. For me to explore and more. I want you to be a part of my daily adventures in life, food and my world of beauty, lifestyle and more!

Sending you lots of love ❤️ and wherever you live or are… have a nice NYE 🎉evening. I’m in my lip 💋 pajamas. Getting ready to sip some Prosecco and eat cheese cake with my husband.

Live a little!

I’m so crushed!

I went shopping to some of my favorite stores this week and one store in particular I so adore. I saw something I had to WARN YOU ABOUT. The beauty department was filled with women and girls going crazy over all the new product and beauty tool additions. They were shopping like they mean it! On the hunt.

BUT their hands were touching all over the bottles, potions and fragrance. No pandemic here! Everyone so close near each other. No safe social distancing a bit here!

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Women were trying on, testing and sniffing like there was no tomorrow! Contaminating all around them without a care.

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From soaps, to serums, to hand and body lotions and essential oils. Opening boxes and noses PRESSED to the actual soap bars and top of the product jars. No staff around not one stopped them. I’m sure the store was a made house so they might have missed these women doing this but even if the store was not during the holiday season that anyone would say anything to them!

This store is a discount store there are NO Testers. It’s not Nordstrom, Macy’s or Bloomingdales.

I hated to see this happen. After the women decided the scent, the soap bar or skincare wasn’t for them they threw it back. Not placed. Actually threw it back on the shelf.

I felt for all the people who might select these very products and give them as gifts AFTER these handful of women put there nose 👃 inside and touched or squirted product on their hands.

I would never ever allow that to happen in my studio. My guests who shop here would never even think to do this!

So just a word of advice.. please make note and BEWARE and be aware! Think about where you buy your beauty, fragrance products and beauty gifts.

Been lost in the Holidaze!

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Tis the season. That is why I have not been blogging much lately. My days are long. My business has started to show signs of festive shopping and people coming out more like it used to be. It has not been easy for business owners this year. We are still hurting. The beauty and spa business even more. Face Masks 😷 have made clients lazy and more relaxed in their skin care. Foundation,blush and 💄lipsticks! But now I find people are trying to get into the reason for the season and all the magic!! People are tired and restless…how about you ? Do you see this out your way to?

I love helping my clients shop for loved ones and discover all the treasures I have to offer! I also love ❤️ helping them look good and feel fabulous too! When they shop I encourage them to treat themselves 🎁 to something too!

Still offering curbside pickup and doing whatever it takes to serve them! As well as of course we ship beauty boxes 📦 to their door.

My business is my clients HAPPY place!

Leave their worries at the door, no racism, no Karen’s, no judging just love and fun! Their faces tell me they enjoy shopping here and all the eye candy on my shelves and tabletops. The pretty displays, my sense of humor signs like “Shoplifters will be beaten to death” and the variety of merchandise I buy especially this time of year and filled to the brim! From makeup, to makeup brushes, skincare,earrings,rings,necklaces and bracelets.

Naughty is my state of mind! I love to make my clients laugh. So I served them several drinks…Naughty Elf punch was a big hit and they enjoyed a luxurious box of chocolates.

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So bear with me. I’ll be back!

Hope you are enjoying the beauty of the season.

Exhausted …Did you shop till you dropped?

After the long Thanksgiving weekend it’s time to relax. Give yourself a soothing foot 🦶 bath for legs and feet! I worked away in my studio helping clients pick out the perfect gift 🎁 and reminded them to not forget themselves too.

I can tell. My feet and legs are exhausted. So. When time allows. Maybe you want to do this.

What you will need for this recipe:

6 Green tea bags

1 thick slice of fresh ginger peeled

2 drops of peppermint oil

A pot of water 💦 boiled.

Add the above ingredients into the pot. Like you’re making pasta but you’re not.

Let the ingredients mesh and dance together in the pot. Allow the water to cool a bit.

Place in a foot basin. Soak your feet and take a hand towel and dip it into the mixture. Wrap around the legs for about three minutes as well.9

The ginger adds some aromatic heat, the peppermint oil is very relaxing and invigorating at the same time. The green tea soothes tired skin. Do this at least 15mins. Or when water is cool.

Afterwards. Rinse. apply your favorite body lotion on your legs and feet. Rest your cares away. Get cozy in bed.

I love ❤️ to treat myself or my husband to this treat for the feet.

Do you know what day it is?

It is Shop Small Saturday.

Think big and shop small!

This movement was started by American Express and to shine a light and spread some LOVE to all small businesses in our communities where we live and while we travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

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IF you never heard of it…now you have. AND if you own a business it is not too late to get it together and do something and celebrate with US (other business owners) too! My glam team of elves have dressed our shelves and it is going to be an awesome day. I just feel it.

From shops online or in a local brick and or pop up shop!

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JUST have fun,browse,shop and enjoy!

Many stores will have specials and gifts galore. FEEL GOOD to shop small businesses too. And while you are at it. Why not STAND TALL and Eat Small,Sip Small think big by shopping small in your community. Today is the day!

So much to be THANKFUL for!

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As you connect with friends and family this Thanksgiving…I hope you welcome them to your door with a big smile, a warm hug and a blank piece of paper and a pen. The piece of paper is for them to write down what they are thankful for. Place all of the paper pieces from the guests and family in a pretty bowl or basket.

When the time is right and things have calmed down but before the evening is over. Allow someone to read what they wrote on the piece of paper or unique shaped piece. Like the bird shaped,pumpkin shaped or a beautiful red paper heart.

I wish I thought to do this lovely idea years ago.

Makes people aware of all they have to be grateful for…especially in the midst of these pandemic times. Some may not even realize how much they really have. Abs that maybe things aren’t as bad as it seems in their lives.

Have you ever tried this idea? I like to do this with some of my favorite clients in my business too.

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Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. I want you to know I appreciate your following my beauty and lifestyle blog. I am thankful for the likes and for the kind comments. I am ever grateful that you like the words from my 🧡 heart to yours!

Loving all things fall! 🍁

How about you?

It’s cooler weather and I so love ❤️ fall. I’ve been traveling a bit. The airports are so busy it is so good to be out and about again. Wow how the country is looking amazing with the change of leaves!

Getting my business ready for the holiday season and enjoying life one day at a time.

So they say… “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

I have been in awe with the beauty of the changing fall leaves, eating an apple a day, sipping apple cider, cozying up to an apple 🥧pie and enjoying the beauty secret in apples.

You asked me if I have a recipe for a face mask with apples and I’ll share one of my faves below.

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🍎Do you know apples can fill you up? Sort of like drinking a tall glass of water 💦before a meal. Fills you up fast before you eat.

🍎Eating Apples (with the skin on) are especially good for you.

🍎 I mentioned before in a post I love to make fruit infused water with small slices of red and green apples. Adding a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar makes it extra delicious.

🍎 Apples make a great natural face mask not found in a jar on a store shelf. Fun to make and enjoy with your BFF or family too.

Here’s what you will need:

2 tbsp of crushed oats

1 red or green apple

1 tsp of organic local honey

Mix the above and add grated or puréed apples in a bowl.

Apply to the face and leave on at least 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

Next apply your fave facial moisturizer and eye gel

The oats in this recipe exfoliate the skin gently. The apples and honey give you plump abs glowing skin. Vitamin C rich and Vitamin A too. Boosts collagen too.

Do you love natural beauty recipes too?

Share with me I’d love to hear any of yours too!