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!
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.
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!
Add some incense to your life or burn some sage or Palo Santo. Do you even know what they are? Explore!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!
I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.
I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!
I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.
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?
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.