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Welcome to my all things BEAUTY, food, travel and lifestyle blog. I love it all.
I enjoy eating out and to cook, so if you are a FOODIE...you'll love my beauty secrets, hauls, recipes and honest beauty reviews.
These pandemic days in our lives have changed so much in our lives so I like you am trying to see the sunny side of each day and trying to take one day at a time.
I also love to travel too. So I will blog about delicious places I visit. From mom and pop places to exotic foodie spaces all over the country.
I am happy to have you read my words and can't wait to learn more about YOU too.
Live a delicious life and live each day as if it was your last. I do!
Remember my mantra and slogan is:
"A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine"
Ready to kiss 💋 Chicago “Hello” again! I’ve so MISSED this fabulous part of the country. ✈️
I’m guest speaking and educating at the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa show. I’ll also be attending other classes and shopping the massive show floor! This year the show will be near O’Hare airport at a Convention Ctr there.
Always a fabulous show. And will be attending America’s Beauty Show in the same convention center which is a hair show with a combination of beauty, skin and nails!
So come back for more and I’ll be sharing all things beauty from the show floor!
Today I woke up at 5:20 AM as most of you I am restless and can’t seem to sleep 😴 in like I used to. I’m taking time this Labor Day to cook, cozy up to a few magazines and a good book 📚 and to clear my space.
Life has thrown so many curve balls at us and it is getting a bit tiring. Isn’t it? I so miss the good old days.
A few things I like to do in my home and office/ beauty business to purify my space and protect it too.
Playing music 🎶 really feeds the body,mind and spirit. I enjoy and have fallen in love ❤️ with the music 🎵 of George Skaroulis. My favorites are his Sanctuary and Sanctuary 2 CD’s I also love David Young’s Bliss. These both are BEAUTIful music, calming and relaxing. You can’t be in a bad mood anymore if you listen to them in your car or home or business.
Detoxify your space and your mind with a little meditation. 🧘♂️ Affirm with positive mantras. Create your own personal mantra. Repeat over and over.
Stressful job, a toxic relationship and our lives now in general can affect our digestive tract and adrenal glands. I like to start my day with a simple drink.
After I wake up I pour myself a glass of room temperature water 💦. Not cold or iced. Flush out your body and quench your thirst with water every morning.
I also alternate between these two drinks. Long known as a healthy and most beneficial plant 🌱 I love to sip aloe juice. One small glass in the morning will do. It helps your body detox too. I also surround my space and desk area with a small aloe plant.
Another drink I do more often is warm water with lemon 🍋 and ginger. Great for the digestive tract and immune boosting too.
Burn some incense a bay leaf or sage. Or all three in a week. They all protect your space and you as well as purify the air of negative energy.
The Chinese believe that oranges bring you abundance and protection. I’ll never forget the scents and sights of Hong Kong where the sandalwood incense perfumed the air and smelled so amazing. I also saw oranges everywhere in businesses, at temples and on tables in the home. They believe having bowls of oranges 🍊 in your home for you, your family and guests to enjoy. And they brighten your kitchen as well as bring you abundance and protection!
Who doesn’t want that?
So I hope you clear the air and clean your space with some of these small rituals I highly recommend.
Hope you have a beautiful end to your day wherever you live.
People often complain to me about their eye 👁 bags. You know bags or baggage 🧳 under the eyes, puffy eyes, tired eyes.
So, besides using an eye product on a store shelf, another quick rescue is a tea 🍵 bag. Brewed tea bags work magic under the eyes. Squeeze the tea bag gently and place the almost room temperature tea bag on closed eyes. Not caffeine free. I love to use a green tea. Leave on under the eyes at least 12-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
If that doesn’t float your boat, there is always the “tried and true” fresh 🥒 cucumber! Cucumber slices really cool the skin down and help de-puff too.
Did you know potatoes 🥔 can assist with bags under the eyes and eyelids too?
Yes, a thin slice on each lid closed ( and top lid too) can have the same rescue too.
And of course there is always a bag of frozen peas and or frozen mixed veggies will do good and work too!
My clients love my recommendations that are easy to do and fresh from a tea farm and Mother Nature too! 🍃
Have you got a beauty or skin care remedy you’d like to share with me too? Do tell.
Counting down to the beauty of the fall season and guest speaking at this spa and wellness conference. I am already packing my beauty bags for my class!
After a challenging year and a half we are finally getting back to business and need to refresh,renew and think of a few things new. If you work in the world of beauty and skin care I hope to see you there! Not too late to get your ticket!
Come join us and have some fun! Did I mention the show floor is massive and full of awesome deals?
I love helping my clients look and feel amazing! So, since a few of you have asked for another recipe for the feet… here goes!
Best of all it is a UNISEX treat!
All you have to do is put all these ingredients together and head to your bathroom or a cozy chair,the bathtub or an area you can get a little messy in until you rinse it away.
1/4 cup of oatmeal
1/4 cup of cornmeal
3 tablespoons of grape seed or sunflower 🌻 oil
2 tablespoons of Himalayan sea salt or brown sugar
Stir all of the above together. If it is too thick you can water it down with a few sprinkles of water 💦. Stir again.
Apply and rub mixture gently on clean feet. I like to go up to the ankles too. Pay attention to the heels as well.
Allow this DIY treat to set and be on the feet at least 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm and wet towels or larger wash cloth.
The oatmeal softens, the oil gives you enough slip to move around the foot and lower part of the legs, corneal and salt exfoliate. Your feet and ankles will be nourished, hydrated and softer. It’s Self-CareSunday!
Let’s try and make every day a self-care day. But if you can’t at least do one or two fabulous things for yourself on one day.
Brings out the best and the worst of feet. Now in the midst of a pandemic some people are choosing to give their feet some TLC instead of going to the spa or nail salon.
A quick rescue I learned from one of my clients from Greece is made with olive oil. Yes, it’s good for making yummy dishes, dressings and salads in the kitchen but it also is wonderful for the skin.
Place some olive oil in a saucepan on the stove. Or you can microwave some I guess. Warm on low until you see it is warm NOT so hot it will splatter or burn you. Next, turn off the stove and let it cool a bit.
Dive in the sauce pan with a small spoon and drizzle some of the olive oil on your feet. Start to massage it in and on your skin all over your feet,toes and nail bed.
Rub and enjoy.
Next, I like to place my feet with the olive oil in some cozy socks. My absolute favorite is a pair of white cotton socks. One size larger.
I pour myself a cozy yummy drink and get under the covers and go to sleep.
Wake up with softer happy satiny feet.
Kiss 💋 that dry and tired skin goodbye! Guys love this too! And kids do too.