Dream Creams… Aren’t always the answer!

 The number one ☝️ complaint I hear from clients is “Help! I hate these wrinkles!” As small as they may be around the face on the cheeks or on the neck and chest. They hate them! They are always asking about what are the latest and greatest dream creams that we’ve got in?

My answer is not just skin creams or a silk pillowcase anymore.

Since I am always on the hunt to discover new fresh finds, I came across this pillow and pillow case called Sleep & Glow”.

The pillow had me at Sleep & Glow” who doesn’t want to sleep 😴 and wake up glowing! Right? Especially lately with this virus and how we are not getting a good nights sleep! So here are the deets!

The sleek design pillow and pillow case are a Tencil 100 natural silk memory foam. It not only helps with sleep wrinkles and morning puffy face, it offers protection for your eyelash extensions!

(Photo from Sleep & Glow shop online)

  • So… Don’t smoosh your face into or on a pillow day and night. 

  • Know that dream eye and face creams aren’t the answer anymore.

  • The pillow helps prevent against sleep wrinkles. Even $250+ face creams cannot fight sleep wrinkles.

  • There is a reduction in that dreaded puffiness.

  • Helps fight morning puffiness thanks to the height difference between the front and back bolsters of the pillow.

  • Natural Care

  • Sleep&Glow turns sleep into effective skin care. Wake up with younger looking skin. I’ll take it!

  • Get Deep Sleep as it adjusts to your face shape, neck and shoulders.

  • The specially designed anatomic shape provides you with the ultimate comfort during sleep.Designed by orthopedists and cosmetologists including estheticians.

  • Not just for the ladies guys love it too!

So Sleep & Glow Gorgeous or Handsome…

And wake up more rested and make your skin happy!

If you’re in the business of beauty spread the word! Your clients will appreciate the look gods feel better tip!


Guys Guide to Grooming

It is Skin care Sunday and today my husband asked me to give him a face mask and so not only did I decide to do just that I went a little further. He’s squeaky clean and hydrated from head to toe!

Guys want to look good and feel great too. Right?

Working from home these days or play?

Or going to work to do your essential job YOU simply have to TAKE the TIME to take care of you! Now with the virus even more! It isn’t just about wearing a face cover,washing our hands often and social distancing. Your body needs you to pay attention to it.

Start with creating a space in your home,or outdoor space for meditation or reflection or perhaps driving to a park or the beach. CHILL! Be silent and quiet your busy mind.calm blue sea during golden hour

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Buy online or in your local drug store a few things you maybe never tried before and add them to your grooming routine. You not only will discover something new…you might just fall in love with them too.Check out the inexpensive sheet face masks! Instant gratification . Discover a teeth whitening toothpaste and a new brand of dental floss. Try dental TAPE. You’ll be hooked. But a luxe soap instead of your usual deodorant bar. Try a new cologne or after shave. The choices are endless! Male skin care and grooming is so on trend! And smart! round wooden table with decorative vase soaps and brush

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Add some incense to your life or burn some sage or Palo Santo. Do you even know what they are? Explore!

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Discover the true joys of a calming bath! Your bathtub is the calming and renewing spa in your home. Add a few aromatic candles flickering in the room. Add some plants to your bedroom and bathroom. The earthy green makes you feel so serene and plants purify the air!

 Go ahead. Get in the grooming game and take better care of yourself! You’ll feel and LOOK better too. YOU deserve it!

I love 💕 helping no my clients look and feel fabulous! Men want to look good too!

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Wine On.

There’s so much beauty in a glass of  wine!

Sipping it or cooking with it. But have you ever tried this? Since it is was National White Wine day yesterday…I decided to share this recipe that I tried and loved it yesterday.

 Thought you’d enjoy this simple recipe too.

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Recipe for Wine 🍷 Salt 🧂

Mix about 2 tsp. of red or white wine. Last of the bottle will work.

1/4 cup of Kosher salt

Dry the flavored salt on a plate for 24 hours before storing.

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Imagine a salty bite of watermelon or fresh cantaloupe . Or A sprinkle of this salt recipe on ripe red 🍅 tomatoes!



You know I love ❤️ to do beauty services on my clients, entertain my clients and feed them too. But since things are not quite the same now I can share some recipes with you. Hope you try some.

Try making this flavored salt with white or red wine. Next time you cook or grill lunch or dinner a juicy steak or make a salad try this for that flavor filled sprinkle of salt!

A delicious cooling 🍵 Tea


It’s is so hot in Florida the palm trees 🌴 are sweating!!! I so want to cool down in more ways than one.

How is life there for you in your part of the world?

Have you whipped up something yummy in your kitchen this weekend?

I so enjoy the cooling comfort of tea. I am a Northerner and until I moved to Florida I never drank iced tea. Only hot tea.

Once settled in Florida I noticed people in the south love their tea. When my business was open to the public pre-Covid-19 I loved making sun tea. My husband taught me this how-to. Sun Tea… if you haven’t heard of it before is placing in a large see through container a gallon of fresh bottled water 💦 and tea bags of your choice outside your door in the sun 🌞 and waiting for the magic to happen. Sugar is optional but adds sweetness. So easy… No hot tea kettle needed. But here’s another way we can make iced tea as you know..

If you love green tea here is a recipe I think you will like. My clients loved it! I hope when we open our doors fully again our clients will enjoy this cool green tea again.

Here is what you will need:

4 green tea bags

1/2 cup of honey

Of fresh mint leaves from my organic garden.

2 tablespoons of honey (I prefer from the local Fathers market or road side stand)

5 cups of boiling water

3 stalks of lemongrass to garnish or use a mint leaf stem. 🍃

Combine mint leaves, tea bags. Honey and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes; remove the tea bags. Refrigerate until chilled. Pour into 6 ice filled glasses.

Garnish with stalk of lemongrass and or a mint leaf.

So cool and refreshing!

* If you’ve love to embellish your ice cubes. I like to make ice cubes filled with edible flowers and or a mint leaf or two in each cube. Pretty to look at and tasty once it all melts down. Enjoy!


Sunless Tanner …

Sunless tanner can be a bit messy if you don’t apply with gloves. If you use a sunless tanner and your hands turn a bit brown or orange. Try my recipe.

It has worked for me for years and my clients love and have been rescued by me With this recipe too!

What you will need for this recipe:

Two things!

Granulated or cubed white SUGAR crushed.




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🍋 Lemons

 Mix the two together and apply in circular motions. Rub on the skin another round and rinse after a few minutes. Be certain to rinse well.

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Apply your favorite hand or body cream over it.

* If it’s your face that is sunless tanner stained do the same but apply your fave facial moisturizer afterwards to hydrate the skin.

It will lighten up and remove the stains! I have saved many a bride with this recipe.

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Our Bodies Need Some LOVE!

At times like these we need to take care of our immune system and body too. Since it is summer and we shed our clothes and show more skin we need to also slough off dead skin cells. As well as hydrate the skin on our face and body too. One of my clients shared this recipe with me a long time ago. And I recently discovered it in my pandemic cleaning purge of some paper work etc.

I almost forgot how much I like this recipe alongside eating a bowl of oats or granola with home-made yogurt and fruit in season. To make home-made from scratch yogurt I use Belle + Bella. They have an amazing starter packet and unit to make it. It is fun and when i have leftovers (right) instead of licking the spoon I use the fresh yogurt on my face for a gentle neck and face mask.

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What you will need for this hand or body recipe:

1 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of ground up organic oats

1 tbs. vanilla

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

She stirs  in all ingredients and suggests you take some time in the tub.

Place a handful of the mix onto your body. She recommends paying close attention to rough areas like,elbows,knees, hands and feet. Allow the scrub to rest on your skin. Next she recommends rubbing with warm water and a washcloth or a loofah sponge.

Rinse well.

After you get out of the tub. Dry your skin slightly and while damp apply your favorite hand and body lotion.

Your skin will feel soft and fresh you’ll feel brand new!



Orange…My Friday Night Feels

I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!


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I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.

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I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!

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I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.


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I want to enjoy this view and sunset. I saw one almost as gorgeous as this in Colorado and it’s beauty and the colors are still etched in my memory. I pray for our lives and have hope we will enjoy life again.

We must wash our hands often, mask up,do our part in social distancing and above all practice patience!   What about you?

What are you looking forward to?

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I remember the days…

When we served rose all day.

I miss seeing my clients in my makeup studio. I miss touching their faces! I miss giving them hugs too. Now with the pandemic things are so very different. I have NOT opened my beauty cottage YET. The Covid-19 numbers upticking here in Florida I don’t want to yet. I care about my clients safety and the health of my family.

I also remember the good old days when we would serve them all kinds of treats and drinks. From sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and lavender buds and chocolate dipped strawberries to sparkling drinks. Rose wine 🍷 was the last drink we served them in March.

Here is one of the recipes I enjoyed serving them. I thought you might enjoy this coming weekend. Or tonight!

Rose Sparkler with Raspberries and Lemons.

What you will need to make this refreshing drink:

1 bottle of chilled rose

1 1/2 pt. of fresh raspberries

2 tsp.of sugar

2 tbsp. of lemon juice

Sliced lemons and raspberries for embellishment!

Mash the raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with sparkling rose. Serve over ice with the sliced lemons and raspberries.

How’s your life? Chat back. Share!

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Tan,Brown,or Black Girls and the SUN

As a beauty professional living in sunny 🌞 Florida I want to  remind you if you’ve got dark skin you may be tempted to skip the sunscreen. But please don’t!

Brown,tan or black girls get sunburn too You can still develop skin cancer as UV rays can give you a sunburn, saggy skin, premature wrinkles and dark spots.

Also did you know you can get skin cancer on your scalp too? Stay protected.

For a beautiful even toned complexion you need to wear a sunscreen!

SPF 15 or higher and with UVA and UVB protection no matter what shade of brown you are. And no matter where you are at an outside cafe or on the beach. Wear it and a lip balm too.

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I’m a skin cancer survivor.

You don’t want it!

What you need to also do is to wear a cool visor or a blinged out hat 🧢 and wear sunglasses 🕶 too!

Protect and slay that pretty skin you’re in,Beautiful!


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