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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Women are Celebrity Obsessed!

So if you’re in the beauty business or just want to be in the know here are a few intriguing things they have been using.

Lady Gaga goes straight to her kitchen when it comes to makeup remover uses olive oil to remove her makeup 💄 as well for to hydrate her hair.

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Many celebrities rinse their mouth and freshen their breath with coconut oil mouth rinses.

JLo thinks exercise, no smoking and no drinking are her secrets for looking young. I think it’s working! Don’t you?

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones uses slices of fresh strawberries 🍓 and applies them on her teeth to whiten and brighten her teeth. I asked my dentist about this and he actually said it may work!

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Tiffany Haddish loves using coconut oil. And also makes a facial scrub with it by adding baking soda to it.

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Wendy Williams swears by Gold Bond cream or lotion to keep her skin silky sexy smooth.

Gwenyth Paltrow is pretty game to try a lot of things (just check out her website Goop)  when it comes to health and beauty. She also swears by pilates as her fountain of youth

Nightingale or Bird Nest’s Facials affectionately called bird poop facials are yet another type of skin facial celebrities love. It is an old Asian Beauty secret for brightening and whitening the complexion! But they are also crazy about deep cleaning and facials in general.

Many celebrities male and female use a brand called Eminence.

They also use K Beauty Korean Beauty and other brand eye, lip and facial sheet masks as prep before a red carpet event or pre-photo shoots. They also use them in flight on airplanes.

So there you have it if you want to be in the know and what’s trending with a few celebrities right now. Share with your clients and friends. Maybe spend the 4th weekend sipping a cold glass of Sangria and doing self-care like the celebrities.

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Beauty Tips We Makeup Artists LOVE!

Want more lush lashes without looking like OVER THE TOP Bambi lashes?

Try a dash of baby powder on a disposable mascara wand. Wait a minute and apply any brand mascara.

Want a shimmer lipstick to turn into a matte lipstick?

The secret is a dash of face powder on your lips applied carefully over your shimmer lipstick.

Want to tone down shine but not look like you have a cake face on? 

Rice powder is the answer. Totally translucent. Sheer.Lovely. Use it alone over a no foundation face. Use over any brand foundation even over a powder foundation.

Want that sexy magazine cover pout in seconds?

A really shiny brand gloss is the answer. And apply it in the center of your lips and a bit outward but NOT all the way for mega shine and sexiness.

Want a mascara that won’t run down your eyes and face when you cry at your best friends wedding or on hot summer days?

Try the brand called Blinc. It tubes the lashes not paints them with pigment…AMAZE…ing ! It works.

Want to feel fresh as a summer rose in a few minutes?

Rosewater spray is an old Victorian secret the porcelain skinned ladies would use. It can be used on a flat cotton pad and applied on a clean face pre-makeup or after you remove your makeup at night time. It is a toner for the skin and much gentler than using an astringent. Smells amazing feels so refreshing.

 I hope you enjoyed these tips and you’ll explore more that I share with you. I love being a makeup artist I get to make people look good and feel it too! How about you?

Got a beauty top to share with me?

 

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A moment in time…

How time flies going through a global pandemic. First you soak in the information you are told. It is hard to even believe what is happening. The days go by very slowly and seem so surreal. Oh the newness of it all. The new normal. Our stay in place at home becomes your way of life. We have even forgotten the day of the week.

The sun 🌞 still shines,the rain ☔️ still comes down and the birds 🐦 are happily singing away. Spring 🌺 has finally arrived for most of us and life keeps growing and going.

But somehow you know things are different now. While I do have my husband to keep me company in quarantine I do not have any children. But …I do have babies! They sit waiting for me in my business. My charming beauty cottage nestled on a quiet street in a neighborhood of homes and business offices.

My babies are the beauties on my shelves. Pretty things that make you look good,smell good and feel fabulous.

I have days at my studio to organize things, rearrange, answer telephone ☎️ calls and emails and to stock up on our shelves,pack up mail orders 📦 and to above all clean and disinfect even more for this COVID-19.

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It is definitely a NEW world and is a different normal right now. In this moment and time we are truly all one!beautiful birthday blur bouquet

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I worked so hard for what I have achieved and have come a long way. I am sure if you own a business or have and are devoted to a career you know what this feels like too.

I HOPE and pray my clients come back to shop and get dolled up with me. I yearn to pamper skin and paint faces. How about you? How’s your business life? Are you even able to open in your state?

But it will be different and with face coverings,masks and not my usual things. I so enjoyed serving blooming 🍵tea,gourmet coffee and something edible. Sweets or fresh fruit and veggies. But now…not sure. I loved hosting fun and yummy shopping 🛍 events. But for now none will be held. My lipstick red doors are closed. I am not officially open and am just shipping orders.

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I MISS my clients faces and want to touch their hands and faces with my beauty magic wands and give them a GIGANTIC HUG.

 

But now I wait. Patiently to take the next step.
If you own a beauty business … How are you doing?

 

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Makeup Study and the Corona Virus

I came across this blog post I thought you might find interesting. I did and so agree.

I hope you’ll enjoy. Read on.

Can COVID-19 Live On Your Beauty Products?

By Daley Quinn

If there’s ever been a time that you really, really need to wash those nasty makeup brushes, now would probably be it. With the coronavirus swiftly sweeping across our nation every day, many beauty devotees are left wondering: can COVID-19 live on your beauty products?

While you’re most likely stuck working from home, you probably aren’t wearing too much makeup, unless your manager insists on having 75 Zoom video conference meetings in a day. Or perhaps you’re in the mood to get a bit dolled up for your impromptu date night with a partner, leftover chicken and pasta included. Or maybe you’re just bored and really wanting to practice your application technique with the free time you now have. Regardless, it’s imperative that you be washing your hands often during this time, but it’s also important to be wiping down surfaces throughout the day while you’re stuck at home—this includes your beauty products. Celebrity makeup artist and Veil Cosmetics founder, Sébastien Tardif, walks us through the steps on how to keep your makeup kit as clean as possible.

 

So, can COVID-19 live on makeup?

According to a new study published on March 17, 2020 by the New England Journal of Medicine, the coronavirus can remain stable on different types of surfaces for different amounts of time. The study tested how long the coronavirus can live on various surfaces within a controlled laboratory setting and found that it was still detectable on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and steel for up to 72 hours.

Considering many cosmetic products are made from plastic, it’s safe to say that you should be cleaning all your beauty products often (which is probably something you should have been doing prior to the COVID-10 pandemic, but we’ll give you a break this time). Unfortunately, it’s not yet known if the virus can live inside the actual formulas, such as in liquids or powders.

How should you clean your beauty products and brushes?

In terms of cleaning your makeup brushes, Tardif suggests cleaning them as you normally would, and paying more attention to cleaning your hands instead. If you have been diligently in self-isolation, you can continue to wash your brushes once or twice a week for good measure,” suggests Tardif. To properly clean your brushes, simply use a mild shampoo or soap, make it into a lather in the palm of your hand, and rinse with warm water until no soap comes out of the brush. Squeeze excess water gently and leave to dry overnight.

“If you have been out and about meeting people and touching your face, make sure to wash your hands and face first—no need to wash your brushes more often,” he says. Keeping your hands clean is the most important.

When using makeup or skincare products while quarantined, try to wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe or spray every time you use them. Yes, it might be a pain, but considering the virus can live on plastic surfaces for up to 72 hours, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How can you apply makeup more hygienically during the coronavirus outbreak?

“COVID-19 or not, never put your fingers in your makeup and skincare jars, as bacteria proliferation will develop and cause your product to fail you and not last as long as it should,” warns Tardif. “Plus, it may even start to develop a rancid smell.” When applying a makeup or skincare product, Tardif suggests using a cotton bud or a clean mini spoon to dig out the product, so that you can avoid dipping your fingers into the formula and potentially contaminating it.

Additionally, avoid blowing on your makeup brushes when trying to get rid of excess powder prior to application—this isn’t very hygienic, either. Rather than blowing on it, tap the brush to remove excess powder.

Bottom line: Keep your beauty products clean by wiping them down after each use (if you can), but more importantly, focus your efforts on washing your hands often, as well as your face if you’ve been outside or around multiple people at once.

 

Along with this blog featured  I truly am obsessed with SterileLight.

I USE IT DAILY  for my Beauty business, home use and family too. Check them out :

http://www.sterilelight.com

It isn’t just for makeup it is used to disinfect so much more!

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Look what I found!

 

You know how dirty our beauty supplies can get! Our makeup brushes need cleaning and disinfecting and now even more so. Alcohol,brush cleaner and soap and water 💦 aren’t enough.

AND who knew we could disinfect our eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushers at all???

I found this awesome unit that you just gotta own! It’s a must for the beauty industry.

As well as for at home use. Read on.

It is called SterileLight Illumicide. It is a disinfecting case. Dermatologist tested and recommended. A QUICK disinfectant. It kills 99.9 % bacteria in just three glorious minutes.

What does SterileLight disinfect for you?

Makeup 💄

Mascara wands

Lipsticks 💋

Lipliners

Eyeliners

Makeup palettes 🎨 and kits

Compacts

Blushers

Powder compacts

Hair brushes

Hair combs

Hair clippers

Razors

Scissors ✂️

Tweezers

Gemstone 💎 face and body rollers like the iconic Jade Facial roller.

Lash extensions

Makeup Brushes

Makeup Sponges

It even DRIES your makeup brushes and fast. NOT over night.

Easy to operate. Easy operation panel with LED countdown.

I couldn’t believe my eyes and neither could my beauty team.

Show your clients and differentiate by demonstrating that YOU take an extra step towards beauty and keeping them safe.

Feel confident that you can maintain cleanliness standards even in these challenging times and settings.

I will never clean my brushes without SterileLight by my side.

Sharing is caring…

I am not the companies sales rep. I’m not selling you but I am telling you this is fabulous for our industry.

Makeup Artists, Esthetician’s, Hair stylists,Nail techs or Massage therapists. This is the MUST-Have addition to your salon or spa.

Or on the go working on location. Comes with a handle and is lightweight ready to serve you!

I wish you a Merry Christmas! 🎄

I hope it was an amazing Holiday season for you and your spa or beauty business! Mine was going well until the FLU 😷 arrived. Thank goodness we were able to make it to at least the week before the Christmas finish line. We worked our tails off. We answered many calls for Mail Orders and gift 🎁 order requests.

We served yummy and cozy drinks 🍹 and decadent edibles while they shopped.

We offered free gift wrap, gift cards and a holiday discount for our VIP mailing list clients.

We had two weekend Open House celebrations 🎉 and the clients and my team loved spending time with our clients and so enjoy helping them shop for their gift giving needs.

Next on to wrapping up the year and a New Years Eve toast email to THANK our clients for their business.

Afterwards… Closed for Inventory and a little R & R.

Hope you get a chance to rest a bit and enjoy your family and friends or just being alone. Tomorrow is a brand new day and soon we will start a brand new year!

Taking one day at a time in bed. This flu shall pass. Next time I will not skip getting the flu shot. You’re never so busy you can’t make time to take care of yourself. As a business owner I will remember my own wellness advice.

Blessings 🙏 to you!

Palo Santo magic…

Candles and Palo Santo are my go to for so many reasons. Being it is 🎃 Halloween I thought I’d share this aromatic wood with you!

Did you know Palo Santo is actually a tree native to the coast of South America. In Spanish it literally means “Holy Stick”.

It is used to clean and purify a space at work or your home or business. It also is good to do before you declutter and clean a space or room. And it does so much more!

I always recommend and say “Explore beyond your door.”

Buy some and search sites on all it has to offer.

Happy 👻 Halloween 🎃!

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Do you love ❤️ Cookbooks?

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I do!

I love to entertain, cook,bake and serve delicious refreshing drinks in  my home or in my beauty business. I love to read all kinds of books… but beauty and wellness have my heart. Making people 😊 smile! Happy! And feel loved 🥰 and appreciated in my every day life especially in my business.

Now is the time to think about entertaining your clients and host some events and do some promotions. You have from now to New Years Eve to work some magic!

I created a winning combination for food plus fun! A cookbook,marketing and promotions book 📚 all in one! It also contains some easy peasy recipes for 🍷 drinks, 🥘 plus desserts.

Clients will be craving YOU and your business even more when you do the little things, little touches and serve them some yummy 🧁 treats.

Get ready for the bounty of the beauty. 🍁 of fall, Halloween 👻, Thanksgiving 🎃, Chanukah, 🎄 and NYE 🎉 !

When I guest speak and do classes around the country and internationally I meet so many awesome hard working women in wellness & beauty. I love helping you and them be the best they can be!

Here are few comments:

I love notes like these notes  from my audience.

“I took your class. I had a blast! I learned so much. YOU were entertainment at its best!

“I love your book and learned so much. SO fun.”

“You are an inspiration and make learning fun and this book is so you. ”

Are you a collector of cookbooks like I am? Do you own a spa,salon or beauty business.

Bite into my book! You’ll learn so much be inspired too!

Welcoming in the first day of fall!

How was your day?

Fall gave us a cooler morning here in sunny Florida 🌴🌞 and I made a batch of New Orleans style coffee.☕️ enjoyed fresh fruit,and a piece of something naughty!

Shipped mail orders and worked on a mail out layout for our VIP clients! Of course all my clients are VIP’s to us.

Spent some time reflecting on all that will be happening this fall thru December. Grateful for all the opportunities and happy to be alive.

Returned emails, phone calls and got ready for TV. I will share more on that next post. Today is my day off! 😜 As you can see a business owners work is never really done. But that’s why we do it. We love ❤️ what we do!

I hope you had an awesome day! Chat with me.

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