I featured on TV here in sunny Florida…some beauty hacks this time with an Earth 🌏 month twist and money saving too$
Here we go!
Down to the end of your facial potions, body lotions, hair products, bath and shower gel,arthritis gel or toothpaste tube?
Think again there’s still a lot left in that tube!!! Really! I always keep a pair of scissors in my bathroom or studio and you’ll want to do this too.
Simply squeeze the tube and cut it in half all across. What you will have is a few days, a few weeks worth or even longer of product to dive in and still use.
Love a brush from a mascara or brow gel you purchased but didn’t love that mascara or brow gel ?
Save it and rinse it well with soap and water. Reuse the brush to apply a mascara you love or tinted brow gel you like more.
Or to tame those unruly brows.
Broke a makeup compact, face bronzer, powder blush or powder eyeshadow?
Pick up the product off the floor or your makeup bag and savor the rest of the product. DON’T throw it all out. I always keep empty jars on hand in different sizes. Then all you need is to apply them with a makeup brush. Pressed product formulas becomes loose. Still good!
Dropped or broke an Asian facial roller or eye roller on the floor?
Scoop up and throw away the broken pieces and salvage the roller if you can. Smooth out the bottom where it broke at the handle with a nail file or sandpaper so it’s not rough on your hand. Keep rolling on. Enjoy!
Run don’t walk with this tip the after Easter sales are waiting for you! Not only for your favorite Easter candies, but shop for the plastic Easter eggs! On SALE! Last year I snatched up a dozen colorful eggs for .17 cents a package.
You know what I use them for? I use them to hold my washed and clean beauty blending sponges. Works for travel and for your cosmetic bag depending on the size of your bag. Don’t buy an expensive holder. Try this! I’ve even turned on my makeup artist friends to this trick. Works like a charm!
Down to the end of a liquid foundation? Brow gel? Mascara? Or blemish potion? Add a dash of distilled or spring water to them. Not tap water! Doing this will give life to your product until you can replenish those products.
I sometimes use those facial makeup wipes in a pinch or sometimes use them when I travel. They are not really great for the planet 🌍 or your skin but if you like to use them… enjoy this tip!
I cut them in half and the package of towelettes lasts me even longer and saves $ money too.
It’s good to love ❤️ our Mother Earth and to repurpose, recycle and reuse. Use them to the last drop! Don’t waste! Enjoy them.
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My clients are DM’ing me and asking me if they should throw out their makeup and skin care as we started a new year and part of these questions included using these. I knew the answer right away is “No”.
Body loofahs, mini face loofahs and those fluffy colorful scrubbers for body & 🛁 bath. They say they exfoliate the skin and yes they maybe add some colorful fun to your bath or shower but that’s it. They are not the best thing to use. And they are a breading ground for bacteria and fungi to grow. They collect moisture too. They may even cause skin infections. They hurt the skin not help the skin! And IF you happen to have acne or blemished skin they really are not your friend!
But I do love to brush my skin with a body brush GENTLY! I love ❤️ what they call “Dry“ brushing and exfoliating treatments like they do in Turkish SPAS and other places around the globe.
So if you love your skin don’t use those natural loofahs and squishy scrubbers. Instead I recommend a good quality cotton washcloth. They are your face and body’s worker 🐝 bee!
So… you know what to do. Go to your bathroom and just throw those abrasive things out!
I love helping my clients look and feel amazing! So, since a few of you have asked for another recipe for the feet… here goes!
Best of all it is a UNISEX treat!
All you have to do is put all these ingredients together and head to your bathroom or a cozy chair,the bathtub or an area you can get a little messy in until you rinse it away.
1/4 cup of oatmeal
1/4 cup of cornmeal
3 tablespoons of grape seed or sunflower 🌻 oil
2 tablespoons of Himalayan sea salt or brown sugar
Stir all of the above together. If it is too thick you can water it down with a few sprinkles of water 💦. Stir again.
Apply and rub mixture gently on clean feet. I like to go up to the ankles too. Pay attention to the heels as well.
Allow this DIY treat to set and be on the feet at least 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm and wet towels or larger wash cloth.
The oatmeal softens, the oil gives you enough slip to move around the foot and lower part of the legs, corneal and salt exfoliate. Your feet and ankles will be nourished, hydrated and softer. It’s Self-CareSunday!
Let’s try and make every day a self-care day. But if you can’t at least do one or two fabulous things for yourself on one day.
Brings out the best and the worst of feet. Now in the midst of a pandemic some people are choosing to give their feet some TLC instead of going to the spa or nail salon.
A quick rescue I learned from one of my clients from Greece is made with olive oil. Yes, it’s good for making yummy dishes, dressings and salads in the kitchen but it also is wonderful for the skin.
Place some olive oil in a saucepan on the stove. Or you can microwave some I guess. Warm on low until you see it is warm NOT so hot it will splatter or burn you. Next, turn off the stove and let it cool a bit.
Dive in the sauce pan with a small spoon and drizzle some of the olive oil on your feet. Start to massage it in and on your skin all over your feet,toes and nail bed.
Rub and enjoy.
Next, I like to place my feet with the olive oil in some cozy socks. My absolute favorite is a pair of white cotton socks. One size larger.
I pour myself a cozy yummy drink and get under the covers and go to sleep.
Wake up with softer happy satiny feet.
Kiss 💋 that dry and tired skin goodbye! Guys love this too! And kids do too.
These two (a lipstick and a blush) I think are a winning combination. They give us a pop 👄 of color and can lift our spirits and even change our mood. We all need a little boost now more than ever. Don’t we?
Pink in any shade gives us a healthy rosy glow!
Something nude, brown or wine just quite won’t do.
Moving forward together into the summer yes we will and should be wearing face covers or masks. We do it to protect others and they protect us to stop the spread of the virus. But when you aren’t wearing a face mask at home or in your own backyard, enjoying your family or enjoying a burger on the grill…. A little color can go a LONG way. I hear from my clients, friends and on TV how people are in a bit of a limbo state and some are depressed. We need to take a moment, enjoy and address by the little things. Don’t give in and get depressed. Surround yourself with beauty while the world is having a moment. Color your attitude.
We need to be our own makeup artist whether in the beauty business or if you are the girl next door,mom or working girl…we owe it to ourselves to be pandemic pretty.
Make the world prettier again with a pretty state of mind and one tube of lipstick and a swipe of blush at a time!
They say wearing PINK can make you look up to ten years younger!