Old School Lip 👄 Beauty!

There’s a beautiful product that you may not know about. It is an old school apothecary beauty product invented and created in 1895. I have enjoyed it for years! I use it in my makeup kit for makeup assignments. I also even carry it on my beauty shelves in my studio.

Love 💕 love 💕 love!

It is called Rosebud 🌹 Salve. Make-up Artists, esthetician’s, fashion magazines and Celebrities consider it their number one #1. lip balm. It is also a popular staple in hairstylists kit and makeup artists kits. As it not only conditions the lips it is great for hair flyaways.

It comes in a simple round tin. No fancy packaging, It is quite the multi-tasker!

It is also a mommy and family favorite used to aid on the relief of dry skin, diaper rash and the company says for detergent burns. Nail techs love to use it on cuticles and dry knuckles,and elbows as well.

Another version is Rosebud Mentholated balm with skin loving ingredients formulated by G.F.Smith’s grandson Allen R.Smith Jr.. it helps with not only the skin but bug bites, allergies, sore red itchy noses from the cold and other minor skin ailments.

Even the great granddaughter got involved and formulated and designed the newer lip product Smiths 🍓 Strawberry lip balm. Smells like Strawberry Shortcake!

All of the above lip formulas are very emollient!

If you ❤️ love all things beauty and fashion like I do… You gotta try this wonderful lip balm.

Oh by the way, if you’re a fan of mini tube like packaging you’ll love their new small but mighty squeeze tubes.

But my favorite is Rosebud Salve in the tin!

Wanna Look Younger?

Here are a few easy ways you can update your look and achieve this:

I love foundation but … Go lightly! WET your makeup sponge with water or a Rosewater before you apply your foundation for a more “natural look”. Creamy formulas or a light mineral liquid foundation work best! If you like a powder foundation simply apply it with a kabuki powder brush instead of a sponge.

Invest in a good eyelash curler! It perks those lashes up and curls them too.

Using an eyelash curler is like a boob job for your lashes!

Go easy on your blush. Use a cream or gel formula. If you use a powder apply your blush with a fan brush.

Creamy formulas give you a more natural rosy healthy glow!

Choose mascara in rich navy, purple or green hues. If you must use brown instead. Black makes your eyes defined but can make your eyes look tired and appear smaller.

* I like to mix and match mascara on my 50 plus clients especially. Navy mixed with a coat of black is softer than a straight black hue. Deep purple on bottom lashes will make whites of the eyes brighter and under eyes fresh!

Play up your eyes with a bit of tinted mascara!

Don’t over tease or over spray your hair you’ll look outdated. Get haircuts on a regular basis. Nothing ages you faster than dry unkept hair. If you dare get a bob haircut or lighten up on the length of your locks.

Gloss those 👄 lips! After applying lipstick apply a dash of a shiny hydrating lip gloss in the center top and bottom of your lips.

Gloss on!

Nail polish 💅 in softer hues don’t need much maintenance or show chips easily. A pearl,champagne,silver,icy pink or blue will update you too!

Choose lighter or medium shades as they are more youthful looking! Your skin will look better too!

Keep up with your neck! We’re all getting a tech neck by looking down at our phones or hunching over a computer. It’s time to invest in a neck cream.

Happy, hydrated skin looks younger.

Keep smiling! 😎 Let people wonder what you’re up to!

Life is kinda crazy these days!

Hasn’t it been for all of us?

I’m back from guest speaking in Las Vegas and all went beautifully. But I am STILL trying to recover from high temperatures, swollen ankles and the fun I had!

I got to unpack my bags this weekend and classroom supplies and enjoy a 4th of July with an intimate barbeque and yummy treats. I so appreciated the timing and safe return to have this long holiday weekend. After watching the news I am grateful I did not have any travel issues at two airports.

Yesterday I felt like whipping up a bath salt soak and I thought you might like to try to make this DIY too.

1 1/2 Tbsp. jojoba oil (as a carrier oil)

3-12 drops of lemon 🍋 essential oil (or grapefruit essential oil)

1 1/2 or 2 cups of Epsom salts

Use immediately or you must store in an airtight container. Will last safely a few days.

So refreshing and relaxing.

When life gives you a crazy schedule and you’re exhausted…

Take care of yourself with a 😎 Lemonade Lemon Bath 🛀 to soak in and just chill out!

Sip a glass of fresh lemonade or enjoy some Lemoncello. 🍋 and make your ME time bath even sweeter.

And don’t forget to add some mint to your drink or lemonade!

*Tweak this recipe as needed especially if you want to make more.

Note: if you are allergic to any of these ingredients don’t use them. Substitute for another ingredient.

Enjoy!

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!