Sunday is a funday

Always find time to take care of yourself! As a beauty professional,spa or salon owner you must TAKE TIME for nurturing yourself too. We can only give so much. All work and no play makes you look tired and feel it too.

Take a walk.

Visit your happy place.

Treat yourself to a cozy warm epsom salt bath with your fave’ essential oils.

Eat something you love.

Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers.

Listen to music.

Explore another spa and enjoy a service elsewhere.

I didn’t always feel this way I had to LEARN how to give myself me time and self care time too.

Take it from me it is an art…and so good for your body,mind and spirit too.

 

 

 

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Looking for a Vegan Makeup Brush cleaner?

We’ve discovered a wonderful 💎 gem that is just that!

Rebels And Outlaws has an amazing makeup brush and makeup sponge cleaner.

It is a hard balm like cleaner that is soapy and cleans your brushes magically with a healthy ingredient twist. This balm like cleanser creates a deep cleaning brush soap prepared with sage, sea salt, rose oil and clear quartz to release pigment and past energy.

Let go and leave the past behind, find your muse, find your voice, paint and create.

If you are a makeup artist, spa or beauty business owner or an esthetician .

Give your brushes a swirl!

Blush !

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A little bit of blush can go a long way. But some of our clients seem to think they need to apply lots and use a heavy hand and the wrong brush. I found the easiest way to teach her the right way to apply blush… is with the right blush brush.

If you don’t already use or sell them, perhaps now is the time. A fan brush is a fabulous brush for the right amount of blush. I apply blush on one side of the face and have her watch. I use a dash of powder blush on the brush. Working in circular motions.

This gives the perfect 👌 kiss 💋 of color!

Next,I give her a fan brush and have her apply blush to other side of the face. Once she has that brush in her hand she takes ownership. She’s in control and feels good about it. Retail fan brushes and enjoy an increase in sales and blushers too.

QUENCH your client’s thirst with…

As the weather transitions from winter into Spring it is time to switch up your spa water. My clients LOVE the different recipes I make and serve.They also look forward to it. We serve our own private label brand of bottled water 💦 as well! They get to take it the bottle of water home with them. And until they get there… they advertise our H2O wherever they carry and sip that water too.

As you know all you need are a few simple ingredients and distilled or drinking water.

Here are a few recipe combinations to explore!

  • Pineapple and Lemon slices
  • Celery & Thyme
  • Cucumber & Rosemary
  • Apples slices & fresh Mint

Share with me what you make and your spa or salon guests like. I also would love to hear your yummy recipes.

It is all about the little things we do or offer our clients!

 

 

 

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Spring is looking … Gorgeous!

Back from Chitown AKA Chicago and the spa and hair show! What a fabulous time I had.

I went two days sooner to enjoy the view… shop and eat my fav places too!

My makeup 💄 class went well. I love teaching. The show floors were filled with color, new skin care finds, nail and lashes galore! Lights, cameras and music 🎶 filled the show floors!

What’s trending?

Color !!! 🌈 rainbows of color for the hair, nails and makeup hues too! Neon is back from makeup,to fashion, to accessories!

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Say ” Goodbye”To naked & nude hues! Although rose gold still is the center of attention in makeup,hair and fashion.

Say “Hello” to color and fun.

Bold lipsticks. Fierce eyeshadows. Fun deep cleaning, tightening and hydrating face masks and more!

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And… New skincare tools & gadgets.

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We gave away our Lucky Cookie 🥠 Asian Beauty Box to one lucky winner at the NASNPro booth with founder Denise Fuller.

If you couldn’t make it to a show or conference yet this year! Yet!

See you in Las Vegas at the International Esthetician’s Cosmetics and Spa show. Alongside the International Beauty Show! It’s not too late to buy your ticket 🎫 to my class and make it a mini educational & shopping 🛍 for your business vacation trip too!

Explore beyond your salon or spa door! Come out,learn all things new and be inspired too!

Next stop Chicago!

Next show is starting this weekend in one of my other favorite cities Chicago! 😎

I so love this city and the people in it too! Very friendly! Very clean! Shopping 🛍 and food to die for! The foodie 🍩 scene is incredible here I’ll share more after I get back.

Another reason I love ❤️ to work and play in Chicago is for the sound of the voices and chatter of a lot of people. The sound is of the Polish language. You see I am an All American girl whose mom just happens to be Polish. I cherish hearing that language. It reminds me of my mom and grandmother who is no longer with me. Hearing the Polish is music 🎼 to my ears.

I’ll be guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show. Ticket sales are great. My class will be filled and I can’t wait to share all I know and have to offer. My topic is Making 💄Up Woman Over 60 & beyond.

As esthetician’s and makeup artist there is so much we can do for our clients.

It’s sad when people think they are too old! Women tell me they aren’t dead! And they too want to look good and look sexy and feel it too! So that’s why decided to choose this topic to teach. I have many tips to share and makeup and skin secrets to take care of this age range too.

I’ll share more from the show floor and happy to answer any questions too!

If you’re in Chicago at IECSC or America’s Beauty Show. Come by and say “Hello!”

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Tips and Tricks…The Business of Lipstick

When it comes to makeup…Lipstick has always been a passion of mine. I love helping women select a hue and all things for the lips too. I must have fifty lipsticks on my vanity and I use them ALL!

My mantra is ‘A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine.”

Lipstick gives instant gratification and brightens the complexion. Applying lipstick is a quick demo that sells! Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and for the lips!

When a woman is blue, she knows just what to do. She buys herself a new lipstick!

Even if you do not retail make-up, think about carrying a brand of lipsticks. Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and more! If you already carry lipsticks. Bravo for you!            

 Lipstick is a cheap thrill. Carry a nice array of shades. If you do not retail lipsticks after they leave your spa, they are buying it elsewhere.

  • A survey says 75% of women believe that wearing lipstick improves their confidence and makes them look & feel better.
  • Lip stain lipsticks in all kinds of hues or glossy stains are all the rage and last longer on the lips than regular lipsticks. Carry at least one brand of them. Do not miss carrying this big seller.
  • Teach your clients how to savor the last drop of their lipstick or lip balm or ones that have melted, broken or been discontinued. A great idea is to retail (empty) lip palettes for your clients to store their lip products. They can mix & match colors like a makeup PRO with a case like this and a lip brush. Eco friendly and good for the planet too. They love this idea.
  • A lip brush offers a professional application and makes the clients lip shade look better and last longer on the lips. Consider carrying them too.
  • Little old ladies rub their lips together after applying their lipstick. Show your clients how to blot their lips as old Hollywood makeup artists did. Then the color will not stick to the teeth.
  • Most women wear a lipstick but they may not use a lip conditioner. Turn them on to one and professionally recommend they use it at night before they go to sleep.
  • Slow business months or tough economic times lipsticks are always profitable.
  • Lip products do not take up a lot of space and are a wonderful impulse item!
  • Lip pencils give shape and definition to the mouth and make the lipstick stay within the lip outline. They are still on trend and in but steer clear from those dark liner hues.
  • Lipstick Base is like foundation for your lips! It helps to keep the lipstick color remain true and not feather outside the lip line.
  • Tinted Lip-gloss can be substituted for a blush when blended quickly on your cheek and tap with warmth of your finger in a little rosy healthy rosy glow circle. Clients love when you share these type of beauty tips!
  • To make the lips look fuller…outline the lips with liner slightly outside the lip line, which makes them appear fuller.
  • To makes, lips look smaller…apply lip liner inside the rim of the lip to make the lips appear smaller.
  • Add some shimmer lipsticks to your collection for a sexy perfect pout. Illuminates the lips.
  • Teach your clients …the darker the lipstick she wears the smaller her lips will appear.
  • The lighter or more medium tone lipstick your client wears the larger the lips will appear.
  • Beauty Flashback…invisible lip liner is back in a big way and magically keeps lipstick or gloss from running down out of the lip area.
  • Have your clients kiss their lips good night with a super hydrating lip treatment
  • Cracked dry flaky lips need some love with a little TLC vitamin C or E lip treatment to correct the problem. May be used alone or under a lipstick. Men love it too.
  • KBeauty Gel Lip masks are amazing and are great for retailing or for an add on –service to your facials. Great for sun damaged lips and for smokers and those who puff and vape too.
  • Start a Lipstick Club: Buy 6 get 7th one free!

I love whipping up recipes in my beauty Kitchen.

Enjoy my recipe below.

PUCKER UP, Buttercup… Lip Sugar Scrub

 Add this natural skin care treat to your facial room as a treat OR as an add-on service! 

What you will need:

 1 teaspoon of organic brown sugar

1 teaspoon of grape seed oil or almond oil

 Optional: Add a dash of vanilla or rosewater (the foodie kind from a Middle Eastern store) for a kiss of flavor yumminess.

Stir these two ingredients together in a mini bowl.

Apply on clean lips with a small brush. Leave on a few minutes.

Rub this mix on the lips and move back and forth gently.

Leave on the lips for at least ten minutes for it to do magic.

Rinse well with water and warm washcloth.

Apply a lip conditioner or lip balm afterwards.

This recipe is also good for YOUR mail clients too!

 

My Tips and Tricks for Perfect Lips:

 Perfect – exfoliate with above recipe or a lip exfoliator for a smooth lip canvas.

Prep – with a lip base or lip primer to keep the lipstick lasting and color remain true.83MV9352

Apply –shape the lips with lip liner first and fill in with lipstick or colored lip-gloss.

Shine –Add a dash of gloss in center of the lips.

*For an extra sexy, pout. Add a powder highlighter or light shimmery eye shadow to the center of her lips. This is a secret from makeup artists from Fashion Week all over the globe. As well as magazines and that amazing lingerie show that we see on TV every year.

 As you can see, I am mad about making up the lips and sell many lipsticks to my clients in my business too. It is my fave part of the face to apply makeup too. I hope I have renewed your beauty passion and that you will love selling them too.

 

It is the start of …the show season!

The show season has begun and I just returned from educating at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and SPA show in the one and only New York City. The city truly NEVER sleeps.

I taught a class on Makeup…IF you want to carry makeup or already do.  I shared business tips,beauty secrets and a few makeup demo’s to get your year off to a pretty profit start! SWAG included.

Make-up artist James Vincent did a class as well and taught an inspirational makeup class on TRENDS for the makeup artist and esthetician.IECSC  IMG_1882.JPGI LOVE NEW YORK and grew up and worked there before I moved to sunny Florida. If you haven’t been think about making a work and play trip and join us next year!This show is amazing.

The show is co-located with the International Beauty Show. A hair,makeup and nail show.

Thank you to all who attended my class! I love what I do and inspiring you too!

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Rose 🌹 Petal Steamer

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I love to whip up things in my beauty kitchen! One of my favorites especially this time of year is a facial steam. Not only do I like to use a humidifier in the treatment room I also love to whip this up.

What you will need is:

2 quarts of distilled water

1/2 cup of of fresh rose petals

Boil water. Add the flower petals. Allow it to cool a bit. Place towel over your clients head. Have her lean in towards the steamy brew. Do this for at least 4 minutes. 5 is even better. Great for the skin and the nasal passages too.

If your client is not into the scent of roses. Try another herb 🌿 or flower like fresh mint.

I find this so relaxing and refreshing. After a long day of doing facials and other services you will too!

The Journey Begins…

Thanks for joining me!  Hope you’ll enjoy following my blog too. 

Welcome to my beauty filled world.  I created this blog just  for YOU  the make-up artist, esthetician,spa, stylist and beauty business owner.

As an educator in the beauty, spa and wellness world, I have learned so much and want to share my beauty pearls of wisdom with you! I also want to share brands I have fallen in love with and other trciks and tips with you!

That is why I named this blog Life,Lipstick & Glowing Skin.

I wasn’t always in the beauty business. I studied to become a nursing nun. I so loved serving God but soon discovered I could do even more as a beauty professional. Fast forward  here I am.

If you have any questions,beauty problems,clients issues and anything else that’s on your mind …reach out. I am so happy to answer you!