Head Over Heels for this!

Farmhouse Fresh skin care has an awesome kit that is called Pedi Delight! It’s a skin care sampler of pedicure treats! A great way to check out this cruelty free beautiful brand.

I have always loved ❤️ this brand. I love it so much I carry it in my beauty business.Women owned and loved.

The Honey 🍯 Heel Glaze smells like grandma or mom made a yummy pie. It reminds me of the glaze on a ham. It is the Texas wild flower and aloe juice that make it extra aromatic and skin softening.

Best of all it’s unisex. Cruelty free, Paraben-and sulfate free,phthalate-free scent!

Self care is important care!

The Honey Lavender Sea Salt Scrub is so calming in scent and exfoliates the feet and heels gently. Not too abrasive.

The Honey Chai Steeped Milk Lotion is creamy beyond believe and hydrates the skin one notch more. You will smell lightly scented and so delish! Cardamom and coconut milk make this a fabulous recipe for your feet.

At Home Mini Pedicure Delight!

My husband loves ❤️ it all too. We used to go for pedi-cures together once a month. But I spoil him now in my spa like treatment room I created at home!

We plan to take this kit on the road when we travel again. Great for pre-pool side foot refreshing after a long winter in shoes and for open toed shoes and sandal weather.

These three easy healthier 🍃 steps are so good for the body and sole!

This beauty just launched!

I know what most of you can never get enough of … mascara!!! You just can’t stay away from it. For ME it is all about the lipstick 💄 But for those of you who want to check out a new launch. Here it is…

BLINC Mascara.

Clean & long lasting!

I love to use the original and now this on clients who have special events, brides, mothers of the brides,bridegrooms moms, newscasters,models and teens for proms.

The reason I do is it does not run. No raccoon eyes. Easy to use and removes with water 💦 and your hands and a wash cloth. You’ll see these tiny tubes coming off that’s the mascara. Not your lashes coming off. Like lash extensions without all that $ and time to do it. Just pretty lashes!

Love your body and skin with this!

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Before the pandemic we would make smoothies and juicing at my makeup and skin studio for our clients.

A new recipe each month it was our treat and pleasure! My clients LOVED them. We served them in shot glasses and called them different fun names. Now we have had to stop serving them but share the recipes with them!

We MISS the good old days with our our clients!

Here is one of our popular recipes I thought you’d enjoy.

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Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during Earth Day month.

What you will need to make this delicious smoothie.

In a blender,combine a ripe pitted and peeled avocado with a cup of cold milk and some ice cubes.

1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or strip a vanilla bean pod.

I like to …Blend the above in a blender or use a frother.

A fabulous source of fiber,potassium and vitamins. Beauty bonus? Good for you fats.

Hope you try this creamy delight!

My aromatic Spring Cleansing treat!

Have you ever tried doing a facial steam for your skin? It feels so good and leaves your skin refreshed and dewy!

My new favorite skin recipe is to use a small sprinkle a handful of lavender buds, chamomile flowers and rose petals. A little goes a long way. They infuse the water with a light scented facial steam and looks so pretty!

Make a recipe for yourself or you can share with your clients at your spa or beauty business. All you need to do is pick up a few flowers and herbs depending on what you are going to make. Just remember if you have acne, rosacea or sensitive skin issues you might want to skip this beauty recipe.

There are so many choices to make in your kitchen!!!

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  • Then all you need is a clean face and a bowl of hot water that you boiled in a pot on the stove top and poured into a glass bowl.
  • I like to use a glass bowl that you can see through. It makes the experience even more delightful.
  • Next, toss a few herbs or flowers of your choice. What are you in the mood for today? * You might even want to try a drop of your favorite essential oil. Like lavender or rose oil.
  • Place your face over the bowl and place a tea towel over your head and not to close.
  • Allow the warm STEAM to rise and to your face.
  • Do this for at least 5 to 10 minutes or until the water cools.
  • Your face will sweat and be damp. A good sign! The dead skin,traces of old makeup and impurities will sweat out.
  • Wash your face with a lukewarm washcloth and follow with and use your fave facial toner or astringent.
  • Apply a few drops of moisturizer and eye cream.
  • Let me know how you like it and any recipes you come up with!

So escape and enjoy a few minutes just for you! My husband even loves to do this too.

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The perfect pick me up for you this spring!

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Is to buy a NEW lipstick and nail lacquer this spring! I know you think since there is so much focus on the eyes while we are still wearing face masks or face covers that you don’t need to wear a lipstick but you do! Lipstick is sunshine on a cloudy day like in Florida today. I just got up but am supping my Chai tea with a pretty lipstain and my lingerie on! It makes me feel good and is hydrating my lips too.

I also bought a new nail polish by OPI the other day.It is an awesome hue of lilac and purple.

BOTH of these make me happy. Every single time I lift my hands or do things with my fingers I see the colors on my nails it lifts my spirits. It can do the same for you!

That is why I teach my clients to take care of themselves and carve out some time on Self Care Sunday. This little gesture,this little time for you is great for your mental health and if you are feeling a little blue. This spring there are so many new lip and nail shades to choose from.

What color is calling you?

So go ahead paint that pout and brighten your nails with a pop of color. A little color goes a LONG way.

Golden Milk!

Have you tried it?

This aromatic spice filled cozy drink is a traditional drink with roots in India and must have in Ayurveda medicine. Like sipping a cup of hot tea it is so soothing and an anti-inflammatory. It will warm your body and spirit on a cold day! Or into the spring and summer it will bring you a healthier warm drink to add to your routine. Daily or weekly … enjoy sipping!

My clients are facing stress,digestive issues and more during these pandemic days and I shared this with them to help them feel a bit better. Some have tried this golden milky hued drink and liked it.

Here’s what you will need:

A smooth as silk cozy healthy drink.

1 and 1/2 cups of milk or other milk type milk you prefer

1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon

A sprinkle of black pepper

1 teaspoon of ground Turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground ginger

If you want to sweeten you can add some organic local honey or even maple syrup will work well.

Add honey or maple syrup to sweeten!

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a light boil. Lower the heat. Strain and pour in a cup. I like to use a hand held mini frother to make it more like a latte. Makes one cup.

Times are tough it’s is true. So make sure you take time for your health and YOU. Small simple things like this can make such a big difference. If this isn’t for you try making a delightful drink with Matcha green tea. Whatever you do please take care of one and only you!

The Beauty of Rice

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The birds woke me up today singing away. I know what you are thinking it is still winter but here in Florida the birds think it is already spring. Some flowers are blooming and the birds are in concert out my window. The birds have so much to say!

So I am up and planning out this relaxing day in my head with a scrumptious brunch for my family.Getting caught up on paperwork and reading my magazines. And since it is Self care Sunday…I planning a little something in just for me and my skin. Me Time!

For my self care at home time I am going to enjoy an old fashioned beauty ritual that is centuries old called a Rice Water Face Mask. I am also going to make a hot pot of Jasmine Pearl Tea to sip while my mask does magic to my skin. You can do it too. If you’re in the beauty business you can share this recipe with your clients too. If you’re not that’s fine too. Just enjoy it alone or with family or your bestie.

Have you ever tried jasmine tea? It is so aromatic and full of flavor and even freshens your breath. Not bitter it is one of my favorite teas and I love coffee too.

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What you will need for this recipe is simple!

Rice and tap water and a glass container.

1 cup of water

1 cup of uncooked Jasmine Rice now readily available at your local grocery store but oriental grocery stores carry it as well. You don’t need a 10 lb. bag but if you do buy it the rice is delicious to add to any meal.

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Step 1. Rinse rice quickly once or twice and place that rice in a glass or bowl of fresh water. Let this set for an hour or more. Overnight even better.

Step 2. Place the watery milky looking infusion on your face with a FLAT cotton pad. This is your face mask.

Stay away from your eyes and lips.

Step 3. Leave on your face 10 minutes.Allow it to dry.

Step 4. Rinse your face.

Feel your skin. It will be silky soft,brighter and tighter!

*I like to pour the leftover infusion in a jar with a lid and store in refrigerator a few days to use another time. Dont’ keep it longer. There are no preservatives like products on a store shelf.

There’s something about that rice that makes your skin look better and feel good too!

Hope you enjoy this recipe today or another day. If you happen to be allergic to rice. Don’t try it. However, always remember in life it is so much fun to try new things.

How’s your skin looking?

Meet Victoria Tabak

With “ maskne”,winter blast 🥶 weather and stress from the pandemic were in… it is all taking a toll on our skin. So, I decided to interview one of my favorite’s in the skin care industry. If you read this blog you know I am an educator in the beauty & spa industry. But ALL our shows and show season have halted because of the time we’re in.

I so MISS educating, going to shows and conferences and seeing my friends in beauty. Victoria Tabak is one of them. She is not only a skin care expert but following her on Instagram is so much fun. So, if you haven’t discovered her yet you might want to look her up @victoriatabak for her expertise and skin care words of wisdom.

CEO of Nature Pure Labs and so much more!

Mom, Educator, Speaker, Writer, Licensed Esthetician

I see  you are a mom. How many children? How do you juggle your family and business? 

3 boys, they’re 7, 4 and 2, so I am always running around.

I’ll be completely straightforward, it is extremely difficult and I’m still learning & trying to get it right, but one thing that’s for sure is that at any given moment something’s gotta give.

Having clearly defined boundaries definitely helps moderate stress, but it is challenging to maintain those boundaries because being a Mom is a full-time job, meanwhile so is being a business owner, it requires you to intentionally shift attention and focus all day long. I am certainly a work in progress, like my business, but every day moving forward, taking one step at a time.

What is your most popular product? Or products that clients covet?

This is a tough question because there are many popular products based on skin concerns & type of product from over 100 different products, but if I had to shave it down to top 3 all around hero products, definitely Instant Energizer Oxygen Masque, Dead Sea Salt Crystal Peel & Black Currant C Serum.

How would YOU describe your brand vegan, organic, natural?

Nature Pure Clinical Skin Care, is a holistic wellness brand first. Every product is backed by science while marrying traditional herbal and botanical remedies to deliver professional results for skin, body & hair. Products are natural, paraben-free, animal cruelty free, leaping bunny certified, formulated with certified organic botanicals and majority of the products are vegan and gluten free.

How do you recommend a client determines her skin type? Or types? An easy way that my blog readers can do quickly.

An easy way to determine your basic skin type is by answering these 3 questions

  1. Do your pores look large or small? Larger pores are typically associated with oily skin, smaller pores are associated with more dry skin.
  2. Does your t-zone get shiny or greasy in the t-zone area of your face especially midday? This is typical with the most common combination skin type.
  3.  When you press with your thumb on your forehead does it leave a white spot surrounded by redness? This typically means you have sensitive skin.

What’s your best beauty secret? Besides sunscreen that you’d like to share with my blog readers and followers.

*Update your skin care regimen routinely and seasonally. I never let my skin get used to any one thing, and the beauty is, in 25 years of Nature Pure’s history, there are over 100 different product solutions to choose from and rotate between.

Do you have a product for crepey skin? It’s a popular question women ask me lately.

Stem Cells Youthful Tissue Rejuvenator, though it may feel tingly & can even turn the skin a bit flush in the first 15 minutes of application, it is the immaculate skin solution for regenerating, smoothing & increasing volume to crepey skin with daily consistent use.

Just for fun… 😍If you were a makeup or skin care product what would you be?

If I were a product I would be the Nature Pure Instant Energizer Oxygen Masque, it feels like butterfly kisses on the face while instantly transforming the appearance of the skin.

I’d like to believe I inspire positivity & self-kindness while educating about skin wellness & sharing my story.

Victoria Tabak

http://www.naturepure.com

Nature Pure Labs

Valentine’s ❤️Day Gifts on a budget!

Here are a few ideas to celebrate 🎉 and good be to someone that day!

I love,love,love ❤️ Valentine’s Day!

I love it even more that we celebrate love with the family, your Galentine, and your sweetie too.

Did you notice or know that Hershey’s has come out with a bag of Hershey’s KissesConversation Hearts?

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You know like the sweet baby candy 💕hearts some of us enjoyed in our childhood and gave for Valentine’s Day at school.

The milk chocolate kisses have a sweet loveable saying/ message on the bottom!

Here’s what they read:

Me & You

Gimme A Kiss💋

Be Mine

UR Sweet

BFF

Hey You!

A kiss 4 You💋

Sweet Kiss 💋

Love & Kisses 😘

❤️ If you love kissing, chocolate and Hershey’s Kisses …run don’t walk and try and find them! Place them in little bags or boxes, sprinkle them on a bed and the floor leading to the bedroom. Rose petals work well too. But kisses 😘 will really do!

❤️Another fun idea. Is to give a kitchen whisk. Tie a big bow on it and add a gift tag or greeting card that reads… “ Let’s Whip up something together.” The foodie would really love this clever idea!

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❤️Make a massage oil in your kitchen. All you need is an empty and a bottle of olive oil or some other oil. Add a few drops of your or their favorite essential oil. 🌹 Rose makes an aromatic Massage oil. If you don’t like rose choose one you love. Shake up. Pour into a glass bottle. Tie a ribbon with an invitation, include a small candle. The invitation can read: “This magic elixir is redeemable for a warm and sensual massage by candlelight.”

❤️ Nothing like sending a LOVE Letter!

Create a love letter & Or DIY Valentine card!

(Not one off the store shelf)

What this pandemic has taught us is to not only stop, slow down and smell the daisies. It is also a time to share and spread love ❤️ and let that special someone in your life how you feel! Don’t let a card say it for you. YOU write it and say how what you want to say and why.

❤️Pick Up some Chinese Takeout. Add a set of fun chopsticks and have a delicious time.
I love these so much I carry them for V-day so my clients to enjoy. Actually great for the entire family. Interactive kissy lips 👄 fun.

I hope my ideas spark your imagination and or you can use one or two of them.

After all, It’s all about the little things.

Saying “I love you“ doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

I hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day and that you’ll spread love and kindness in your own way.

PS

You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Be YOUR own Valentine! 🥰 Love Yourself.

Looking for a unique & beautiful gift?

I found something you might be interested in. It is a page and shop I follow on Instagram by a professional make-up artist and artist who creates lovely ART out of a photo or you can choose something from her artistic designs.

I did a telephone consult to chat on what I was looking for.

Next I emailed her a photo of my lips 👄 wearing a lipstain that I created for my cosmetic collection. It is a rosy hue. I love it so much I wanted to preserve the memory, photograph and the actual lipstick on my lips.

This is an postcard ad we sent out to my clients when we launched my lipstick. Isn’t it lovely?

This card photo is what I sent the artist to work from.

👄

Look at the magical piece she created!

It is a silk scarf! I love ❤️ it and am beyond impressed. The artist suggested I frame it and make it wall art but for now…..

I am simply enjoying it around my neck.

My 👄 scarf!

Her creation came with a small card that read:

Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection. Your fashion fairy godmother. Lady Barbara’s Art is your JOY, Beauty, Hope.

Wrap Yourself in Love”

Lady Barbara creates original 🎨 paintings, then translates those pieces to wearable art,home,fabric, which then become your fashion for rears original lifestyle brand.

Thank you for your encouraging support, with your Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection.

Her website is:

http://www.lbpartist.com

If you are looking for a legacy piece, a memorable gift or your logo on a scarf or other pieces. I highly recommend you look into this artist. I love ❤️ supporting other women business owners. It feels so good! I hope someday they will support me too.

That is why I went the extra mile and featured her scarf in my Valentine & Galentine Gift 💝 Ideas segment on TV.

Check out my video link on … WJXT-4

http://www.rivercitylivetv.com

Her Instagram account is:ladybarbarapinsonartist

No matter what the occasion I think it is a perfect gift! 💝