Hello Summer!

It’s glow time the start of the summer season is the best time of the year! We get to enjoy longer days, sunshine and more! You also get to go shopping 🛍 for a few new things like a new bathing suit, sun hat, pretty sandals and fun or sexy sunnies.

Buy one or two new bikinis 👙 or swim suits!
Sunnies can be so much fun! 🕶
Buy a hat to protect those locks and your face!
Cool off with color!

It’s also the time to start to get your glow on! You know a little bronzer and shimmer go a long way.

But first you must exfoliate your face and body. There are many options to choose from for your skin.

I’m in love with a bottle of CURE Natural Aqua Gel from Japan. (available on Amazon) it exfoliates gently and really makes the skin feel great and products to penetrate and work better on your skin!

This is my bottle at home. I’m about to use it to get ready for a guest speaking engagement. Gotta look my best. I have sensitive skin and have no issues with it. It works wonders!

Dry brushing your body is a must! I like to use both methods. Bye bye dull dry skin!

Brush your body! Don’t use these on your face! Be gentle with that skin you’re in!

So get going! What are you waiting for? Get a head start on that tan or just want to have healthier pretty skin! EXFOLIATE.

Come back for more!

HOT weather Makeup Tips!

As a professional makeup artist I have learned so much working in and out of the studio and on photo shoots outdoors.

Here a few makeup tricks and tips I think you’ll enjoy doing!

Drinks on the beach 🏖 or at a beach bar or enjoying a beautiful sunset with your sweetie I know you want to look good! And maybe sexy too.

Prepping your bare eyelids with a smidge of petroleum jelly will turn powder shadows into a shimmery cream eyeshadow. It also helps powder eyeshadows last when hotter weather has arrived. Brides getting married outside love this trick too.

A creamy balm like SPF applied first and then a dash of powder blush on your finger…. Makes a lasting gorgeous glow blush look.

Don’t want your lips to fade and make the pigment also last longer? Apply a creamy balm on your lips first . Next add a swipe of color. Do not rub your lips 👄 together.

Want the definition of mascara without the run and raccoon look? Simply use a clear mascara or buy a tubing mascara like the brand Blinc it is an amazing mascara. Give it a whirl.

Summer is coming! Try and keep cool and look good with these tips.

And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Yummy Skin Smoothies

I love to play on my beauty kitchen. And I love to cook too!

Today I craved a smoothie. My avocados 🥑 were over ripe so I decided to whip up an Avocado smoothie with a dash of an apple 🍏 I had leftover. I call this my afternoon delight snack.

What you will need for this recipe:

1 peeled and pitted avocado

2 apple slices

1 cup of milk of your choice

1/8 teaspoon of vanilla

A dash of sugar (optional)

Add ice cubes

Blend above until creamy and smooth.

Good for you! Loaded with vitamins, fiber and fats your body needs.

Sometimes you just CRAVE greens 🥬.

Don’t you?

Sip your veggies! 🥑

If you’ve got an avocado that’s about to go bad or too mushy… make a face & neck mask out of it. Simply mash it up and apply to clean skin.

Leave on your skin at least 10 minutes.

Rinse and add your favorite moisturizer.

Your skin will feel awesome especially after a day at the beach 🏖 or hot summer day.

Got a recipe you’d like to share with me?

Do tell. I love ❤️ hearing from you.

Eat Your ❤️ Out!

Eat cleaner, feel better and have fun!

I discovered a fabulous new cookbook!

I so adore.

Natural foods chef, Daphne Oz mom of 4, Emmy Award-winning TV host from The Good Dish and best selling author has a new cookbook “Eat Your Heart Out” filled with 150 fabulous recipes free from gluten and refined sugar.

All FUN, NO-FUSS food to celebrate clean eating for one,two or that the whole family will enjoy. Daphne Oz daughter of heart surgeon Dr.Oz believes in wellness and pleasure in every bite!

Pick it up at our local book store or order and have it shipped to their door. Cookbooks make a delicious and fun gift. www.daphneoz.com

Treat Yourself!

Beyond yummy recipes.

Tea Time with flowers!

Flower 🌺 Tea who knew?

Celebrating AAPI month and I am sharing a a few Asian founders in the beauty and wellness industry with you.

The Qi – Lisa the owner has founded an awesome brand. Flower 🌺 tea! But this tea is not a tea bag nor tea leaves. The gorgeous blossoms of flowers cherry- picked in Asia make a beautiful blossoming cup of lovely!

My favorites so far are Shangri-La Rose and the Chrysanthemum.

Vegan,sustainably sourced,no preservatives.hand-picked,organically grown they work directly with small family farms across Asia.

Sipping these flowers like tea is an amazing ritual and delights the tongue!

Me time! How special!

Here is a recipe from the tea company The-Qi I not only love 💕 sipping their floral type tea …

My face loved this facial treat when I tried their facial steam recipe.

Give it a whirl!

I think you will like it too! http://www.the-qi.com

3 The-Qi whole flowers

2 cups of boiling 💦 water

*A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Add to a large bowl…

🌺Next: Place your head over the bowl 6 to 8 inches away, and drape a towel over your head, creating a steam tent.

🌸Steam your face or neck for about 5 minutes while breathing in the gorgeous floral scent.

🌺 Rinse your face and neck with luke warm water afterwards.

Pat dry.

🌸 Apply a moisturizer afterwards and rest up, Buttercup!

I apologize I have not been posting for a bit. I had a sinus infection and respiratory issue. Thankful 🙏 it wasn’t Covid!

If you have good health…

Count yourself lucky and blessed.

I once got a fortune cookie 🥠 after a meal at a Chinese restaurant. It read “He who has good health is rich” . I never forgot that.

So, I wrote this one day while traveling home on an airplane. Maybe it will be a healthier and beautiful reminder to you.

H is for honesty. Be true to who you are. Don’t try to be someone else. Learn to LOVE yourself.

E is for everyday. Every single day is a 🎁 gift! Embrace ALL it has to offer.

A is for attitude. You are in control of your thoughts, emotions and most of all attitude.

H is for HAPPY! Be happy with what you have! Life isn’t about accumulating things and wearing designer clothes. It’s about actually living your life and making memories!

L is for LOVE ❤️ it a a feeling that keeps us alive. Try and stay young at heart no matter what your age. Do everything you can to keep your heart and mind healthy.

This month is mental health awareness month. There is so much going on right now. So sad. But we owe it to ourselves to try and stay on the other side. Keep lifting up. And lift up others too.

We have so much to be grateful for.

Don’t we?

Jump up for joy! So much beauty in our lives!

Happy Mothers Day! 🌺

I hope my followers and visitors of my blog have an awesome and delicious day today!

I know for some of you it’s a glorious day and others it is a hard one for an array of reasons.

But enjoy your mom and grandma or other mother figures in your life today! And celebrate 🎉 the beauty and memories of Mother’s Day!

I’m going to write a love letter to my Mom today. Her fave & my memories lives with me forever.

Don’t give it up!

Lately I’ve been seeing and hearing women say “I’m fat and sassy since Covid and not doing a thing.”

“Wearing yoga pants and don’t care to get dressed up anymore!”

“Not wearing lipstick, not wearing foundation and just gave it up!”

Some just say they are hiding behind a face mask 😷 saving money 💰 and proudly announced to me they’ve even stopped wearing 💄 lipstick!

These words just about KILL ME! Don’t stop wearing lipstick! Gloss or lip balm!

I know we’ve been on such a roller coaster in life since 2020 with Covid’s arrival. Every day and month unfolds a new adventure and not always a good one. A “shit show” in fact. Our lives have not been healthy and easy. But I think that’s the beauty of a lipstick, glowing skin,wearing fragrance, a pretty outfit and self-care!

I think we should ALL care. Get dolled up for work or play. Feel good about ourselves, love ourselves more. Take better care of our health. Enjoy life to its fullest.

The universe 🌎 needs you!!!

And it needs me too. Don’t give up. Put your best face and body forward. YOU deserve it.

Sandal season is here…

I featured on TV Friday a segment on DIY manicures & pedicures. The TV show viewers sent me a few requests to help them keep toe nail fungus away or to help with any future issues. Here is a pedicure that you can do at home. It seems as though I hear and see more fungus issues on the toes. Wether it is a little problem or big one here is an easy ecipe to try!

For some states spring is finally here! However for others you’re still getting snow. But no matter what sandal season and signs of spring into summer are here.

Get sandal 🩴 heels 👠 👞 and beach ready!

You’ll need to buy a few supplies:

Tea Tree essential oil (I love ❤️ Aura Cacia)

1 Basin of warm to a bit hot water 💦

1 Nail Scrub brush

1 teaspoon Clay mask powder

1 body lotion or foot cream

1 pair of white cotton socks

🍃First sprinkle about 5 drops of tea tree oil in a basin. Soak your feet in a water filled foot bath and wash them. Do this soak at least 15 minutes.

🍃Next, apply an exfoliating body scrub to your feet.

*If you don’t have one make one with white sugar and olive or sunflower oil. Be careful it will be a bit slippery.

🍃Next rinse well.

🍃Make a foot mask out of clay powder. Water and a few drops of tea tree oil. Mix in a bowl and apply mask to foot and mail bed. Leave this mask on and allow it to dry completely.

🍃Rinse your feet again. and apply your favorite body lotion.

🍃Dry your feet and apply a pair of white cotton socks and just chill or go to bed.

Wake up with happier feet!

🍃Tea Tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It speeds up the healing process. It really helps with its anti-fungal benefits to prevent foot and toe nail infections.

Your feet 🦶 will feel so refreshed and IF you have a problem with a nail fungus infection this treatment will work wonders.

If you have a severe problem on your nails on the hands and feet … it’s always best to see a doctor.

Keep your feet prettier, handsome and healthier!

They take you wherever you need to go.

Ready to rock …

If you’re in the beauty and wellness industry you need to be here this year!

If you’re not you’re in luck. I’ll kiss 💋 & tell all I saw and learned from my spa show and take you on a tour of Las Vegas through photos. I love 💕 love 💕 love the beauty industry and proud to be a speaker and educator too.

Always an awesome show it is THE show of the year to attend. Packed with amazing speakers, free manufacturer classes and paid workshops on all kinds of topics.

I’ll be teaching a class “Age is Just a Number”

I’ll share my MAKE-UP Artist beauty tools and secrets I use in studio and on the set.

This show is alongside the International Beauty Show filled with …products,inspiration and classes on….Hair, Nails, Skin,Massage, Facials and a massive show floor as well. TWO beautiful shows in one!