Old School BEAUTY

From Cleopatra to Grandma’s they have handed downย recipes to other generations.

The other day I felt my skin needed this recipe so I whipped it up! You’ll want to drink or eat it cause its so sweet. But don’t. Enjoy hydrating & pampering the skin!

Here’s a creamy and cozy face mask!

They say Cleopatra loved โค๏ธ using honey and milk on her skin and in a luxurious bath.

4 tablespoons of ๐Ÿฅ› milk

3 tablespoons of honey ๐Ÿฏ

Place the milk and honey together in a small bowl. Stir it smooth.

Apply this glossy mix to your face,neck and decolette. Stay away from your eyes and lips.

Leave it on your face for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Rinse well. Apply a refreshing ๐ŸŒน rosewater toner next.

Your skin will say “Aah!

 

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Whatโ€™s wrong with this picture?

As beauty businesses, spas and salons we need to keep up to date with the trends. We also need to think about retailing some of them too!

Unfortunately, I see in my travels more and more non-beauty and wellness businesses carrying skincare and more!

WE are the licensed beauty professionals! Not an office supply big box store, craft or other type stores. It makes me sad when brands sell to just any type of business. We know all there is to know on makeup ๐Ÿ’„ skincare and beyond. We know the skin in and out. We know what our clients need. We do the facials,massage and makeup services! NOT a clerk or a big box store who sells odd supplies and all things skin and beauty.

Think long and hard about your business and beauty career. Do you agree with me? Where are we headed?

To me it isn’t just about a sale. It is about building a relationship with the guests who come to us for relaxation, to feel prettier and not just about a profit!

My husband bought a good looking $299.99 office chair across from a clearance section of face masks. Feels so wrong.

While I do love โค๏ธ this store I wish the vendor did not sell these face masks and other skin supplies to this office supply store! I wish the store would stick to what they know best…Office and school supplies.

YOUR business needs to carry what’s hot in beauty NOT other types of stores. Our clients want to buy from us.We are the PROfessional!

Anal Bleach

Do I have your attention? I discovered a spa service and wax that is getting lots of attention.๐Ÿ˜ณ

At the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show in Las Vegas I heard as I was going down the hall to teach my class these loud happy chants. “ANAL bleach. Anal Bleach and those words along with music went on and on.” 

I snapped a pic with my iphone of one of the class staff and that is what you see in the pic. While I could not attend the class I had to share with you what I found. The name of the company: Wax Hair Removal Bar.

This is what I found on their website.

“Anal bleaching is one of the most popular skin care requests today. Be careful not to use products with harsh acids that can cause long term damage to your skin. Our intimate area skin lightening products are all safe and FDA & Health Canada approved. Remember that harsh chemicals such as Hydroquinone or Kojic Acid that can burn, irritate and even hypo-lightening the skin which is not reversable or repairable.

It is actually very common for our โ€œsensitive areasโ€ such as the bikini line, vaginal, underarms and anal area to discolor in both men and women. Most people find it hard to discuss this topic and that is why WAX Hair Removal Bar was born! We have zero issue talking about this topic, in fact its as natural as talking about the weather. The most common reasons for skin discoloration tend to be hormonal that may arise after pregnancy, aging, ethnicity or weight gain.

Many people think that anal bleaching or skin lighting is only for the adult industry โ€“ we are here to crush that rumor. Most of our clients are average everyday blue collar workers both male and female that are looking to enhance the appearance of their bodies and even out discolored skin tone anywhere from inner thighs to the ever so sensitive scrotum . We offer this treatment which can be done in the comfort of your own home or in our establishment without the use of harsh chemicals.

Wax Hair Removal Bar was established in 2008 as the first international full-body waxing salon for both men and women. With locations in both Vancouver, Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada, we have had the pleasure of serving a broad clientele ranging from show business performers to adult entertainers to celebrities and the everyday person that walks through our door just looking to undergo a little maintenance.

We are the official Waxperts to the entertainers of the world-famous male revue, Chippendales. The men of Chippendales entrust only the best in regards to their grooming and manscaping needs, and with regular visits to our Las Vegas locations, we are the establishment that helps keep them looking their best for their performances.

Stop on by and you never know who you may run into!”

If it is good enough for the Chippendales…perhaps it is good enough for you,in your spa business or for the man in your life. While I do not perform body waxing I too am intrigued by this product wax,place and service!!!

How about you?

To explore more:http://www.waxhairremovalbar

QUESTIONS on adding this to your business?

Ask for Luba

 

 

 

 

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Pretty Amazing Papaya Treatment!

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I so loved shopping ๐Ÿ› and best of all exploring the street markets of fabulous Hong Kong. I love to not only kiss and makeup I also love to create fresh seasonal spa treatments. You can do these at home or in your beauty business.

I noticed a popular trend that is a really an ancient beauty ritual. Papaya soap to brighten and whiten the complexion and creams containing enzyme rich papaya too.

MADE FROM SCRATCH recipe came from me chatting it up with a few sweet senior ladies I came across. They say this easy recipe is skin polishing and brightening and they love to do it too. They like to use this on the hands,the feet or the body. They said MY skin will feel like a baby! They were right.

 What you will need is:

1 cup of pureed Papaya fruit

1/3 or 1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/3 of grapeseed oil ( I added this ingredient to the recipe)

1 cup of raw sugar

1 spray bottle of distilled water

Mix the fruit and oils together than slowly add the sugar  in a bowl.

  • Have the client lay on a plastic sheet. IF you are doing this treatment on her body drape her with a sheet to keep her cozy as you move along. But if you are doing hands and feet you will not need to drape or lay her down completely. Just do the hands and feet. I also used it on my decolette and loved the way my skin looked and felt.
  • Spray the part of the body you want to use it on with some room temperature water.
  • Apply the Papaya Polish and start to rub on the skin.A little goes a long way.

*If you need more sugar add it if you need more water spray on the body.If you need a bit more oil add a dash more and stir.

  • Rinse well with luke warm washcloth or if your spa has a shower have the client rinse  dead skin and her cares away! For another layer of a luxe treat apply a delicious hand and body lotion.

Sometimes I think fresh is truly the best!  EnJOY!

 

 

 

Aloha Detox

I love โค๏ธ to juice and to celebrate the beauty of juicing with my clients and friends. Lately, my clients are asking for my recipefor a DETOX juice. They want to look better in that teenie & not so teenie bikini ๐Ÿ‘™ and feel their best too. I am so thrilled to assist. I call this recipe Aloha Detox since I fell in love with exotic and beautiful Hawaii ๐ŸŒด and the pineapples and other fresh fruits and veggies there.

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1 fresh cucumber

1/4 fresh pineapple slice

1 fresh granny smith apple

1 fresh large beet

1/3ย  cup juice from a lemon

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Wash and place all of the above in a juicer. I am addicted to a Jack La Lanne juicer.

Pour in a tall chilled glass and enjoy. By the way it is sweet and doen’t taste nasty or healthy at all! Enjoy this drink ANYTIME of year.

Cooling, hydrating, refreshing and detoxifying!

 

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Celebrate National ๐Ÿ’„Lipstick ๐Ÿ’‹ Day!

… With all of your clients and friends and family today.

I so adore and LOVE wearing lipstick and all things to do with the lips. I truly believe. And my mantra is “A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”.

So go out there and spread some love โค๏ธ and sell lots of lipsticks ๐Ÿ’„to your clients today.

So, it is a must to celebrate the beauty of this day… July 29th. Serve yummy Lip-Tini’s and place your lipsticks on special all day long!

PS

I even tip or treat ladies with luscious lipsticks & lip balms. Waitresses, flight attendants, housekeeping at hotels and Concierge. It really pays to be kind! And you may get clients in return.

 

Next beauty stop ๐Ÿ›‘…

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Are you going?

I so looking forward to doing my class. I am so in love โค๏ธ with color!

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My class is all about COLOR and how to get your client to step outside the box and show her how she can color her world. Color is emotional too. And color can change someone’s mood and make her happier too!

Learn,Shop and network in Ft Lauderdale ,๐ŸŒด Florida. Make it a combination of education and a mini vacation.

See you in the fall! ๐Ÿ

#flspashow #iecsc

Yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ Fiber Treats!

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I love to engage and entertain my clients and I like to also do it with food. These energy bites are just the thing and the recipe ingredients boosts with fiber too. A friend of mine who is a guest Chef on TV Danette shared this oh so easy recipe with me. I hope you enjoy it too.

1 1/4 cups raw almonds

1 /14 cups dates (pitted)

1 Tbsp honey ( maybe a bit more)

Pinch of salt

Grind almonds and dates in food processor until fine ( a little coarse is ok, too) add honey and salt.

Process until well combined. …it should be sticky enough to form a ball.

Press down in a 8×8 pan lined with foil. Make sure to press down hard, so it really holds together. Let sit approx 1 hour. ย Pull foil out of pan, and cut into squares.

If it needs more honey to stick together, that is fine. You could use more dates in beginning if you like.

Enjoy for yourself between services with your clients, serving to your clients,family or friends. YUM!

 

Summer in a glass …

Are you looking for a lip ๐Ÿ‘„ smacking lemonade to quench your clients (friends and families) thirst and lips?

What I like to make is this

3 cups of squeezed ๐Ÿ‹ lemon juice (FRESH please)

1 cup of strawberries ๐Ÿ“ slices OR raspberries mashed with a spoon or fork

1 1/2 cups of sugar

2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh mint ๐Ÿƒ

Next add…

12 cups of water

Mix all of the above together in a pitcher making sure the sugar is stirred well.

Serve chilled or pour over ice.

Garnish with fresh mint leave.

Pretty & Yum!

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Ocean Blues and…

After a couple of days working on set at the ocean for a client…I am so inspired to blog about the shades of blue!

Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ Blues are so in fashion like denim ๐Ÿ‘–on denim and blue on blue. Blue-green,seafoam,teal,aqua and more. But the best part is the world of all shades of blue are the ones you can retail to your clients too.

Tis the season of summer! ๐Ÿ–

IF YOU are wearing colors that are on trend your clients will want them too. Be on trend and offer retail therapy.

Don’t you just let be these serene and gorgeous hues?

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Aqua or a minty hues are oh so pretty too.

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Shades not only protect the eyes they accessorize the look! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hair glorious GLAM blue haired hues!

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It is all about the eyes this summer.

Either a look like this or a wash of one color all over the lid like a light shimmering gold or nude beach shade. Add any color eye liner and a navy mascara to create and open up her eyes and take away a tired look.

And let’s not forget about those crisp,cool,clean and white hot hues! Like white or silver eyeshadow and accessories too!

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White Hot Pearls are always in fashion and chic up any wardrobe.

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Offer your clients what’s colorful and trending this summertime โ˜€๏ธ You’ll find a boost to your services and sales.