Sunless Tanner …

Sunless tanner can be a bit messy if you don’t apply with gloves. If you use a sunless tanner and your hands turn a bit brown or orange. Try my recipe.

It has worked for me for years and my clients love and have been rescued by me With this recipe too!

What you will need for this recipe:

Two things!

Granulated or cubed white SUGAR crushed.

 

 

 

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 AND

๐Ÿ‹ Lemons

 Mix the two together and apply in circular motions. Rub on the skin another round and rinse after a few minutes. Be certain to rinse well.

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Apply your favorite hand or body cream over it.

* If it’s your face that is sunless tanner stained do the same but apply your fave facial moisturizer afterwards to hydrate the skin.

It will lighten up and remove the stains! I have saved many a bride with this recipe.

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Our Bodies Need Some LOVE!

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.

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What you will need for this hand or body recipe:

1 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of ground up organic oats

1 tbs. vanilla

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

She stirsย  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.

Rinse well.

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 remember the days…

When we served rose all day.

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 ๐Ÿท 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.

How’s your life? Chat back. Share!

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Yummy!

Yesterday I went grocery ๐Ÿ›’ shopping…we put it off and couldn’t wait any longer.

It it is a battleground out there for food and drink! I couldn’t find so many things and we paid a fortune for paper towels! $22.00 for six rolls ๐Ÿ’ด

I wanted coconut water ๐Ÿ’ฆ but could not find any. So, I decided to make it at home. I was craving all things coconut, like a coconut granola mix, coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ and aรงaรญ bowl and coconut water.

I also love the coconut chips from Trader Joe’s… they are delicious to snack on and remind me of my time spent in Hawaii.

I loved the quaint little stands in the roadside that sold them fresh and twisted from the

2 Teaspoons of Thai lite Coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ Milk

22 oz. of bottled water (Not tap)

A healthy DIY and hydration ritual you’ll so enjoy!

Add ice to a pretty tall glass of it and maybe float a cherry ๐Ÿ’ on top and enjoy!

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Stir crazy?

If you are feeling a little restless and your skin and pores need some love… try this.

I cut some fresh rosemary (great for your immune system and more) that I grow outside my beauty cottage door. I boiled water let it few minutes and placed that water ๐Ÿ’ฆ in a glass bowl.

Next,I added a few drops of Aura Cacia Lavender essential oilย  (So relaxing) to the bowl.

This created a Herbal Facial Steam… I placed a tea towel over my head and allowed the steamy aromatherapy and herb STEAM to reach my face. After a few minutes of this facial sauna…

My stress be gone and my pores said “Yes, Thank You!”

I follow up by rinsing my face and applying a facial toner like Rosewater on a flat cotton round. A dash of moisturizer and you’re good to go.

By the way, I love โค๏ธ sharing my beauty potions and concoctions with my clients now and again. Sharing is caring. Self care is so important and NOW even more.

When life gives you lots of ๐Ÿ‹ lemons…

My husband bought me not one but two lemon trees ๐ŸŒณ a few months ago. I am enjoying my life with lemons so much! One tree is outside my business door and another is in my backyard.

So, I get creative and make things! 

I usually kill plants cause I work so much in and out of town. But I am on a roll with aloe plants and lemon trees. They are not only surviving they are thriving!!!food healthy nature water

 

 

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One of the things I have made is a Lemon Facial Toner.

If you want to make some for yourself or your clients here is a recipe.

What you will need is:

2 fresh lemons (lemon peels only)

1 cup of  bottled water

Place lemon peels in a pitcher. I prefer using a small glass one.

Add the water.

Cover and leave this mixture alone for at least 10 hours or overnight.

Strain the liquid through a coffee filter and pour into a clean and sterilized bottle. This refreshing toner will last up to two weeks.

 Apply to your face with a flat cotton pad round.

Don’t use on acne or rosacea. Just to be on the age side.

Next up…Sparkling lemon water!

You don’t need to buy the lemon flavored sparkling water. You simply need sparkling water ๐Ÿ’ฆ that you added lemon ๐Ÿ‹ slices too! So delightful and really quenches the thirst.

Serve in a wine goblet or antique shop glassware. Feel like royalty. My clients and family love this! And a fresh mint ๐Ÿƒ leaf for decor.

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Lemons are so detoxifying and great for your health.

Hot Tea with a lemon wedge

Nothing like hot tea ๐Ÿต with ๐Ÿ‹.

Now, traditionally I’m not talking Asian tea. I’m talking. Regular tea. And always served in a pretty cup.

Who doesn’t love ๐Ÿ’• to hear the sound of the saucer and cup clinking? Music ๐ŸŽถ to my ears! And makes people feel so special while sipping away.

I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š and add some lemons ๐Ÿ‹ to your day!

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Ho,Ho,Ho … Christmas Punch!

When you are entertaining your clients OR for family, friends or a ๐ŸŽˆ party of one. Add a punch to the celebration.

Hot coffee โ˜•๏ธ and tea ๐Ÿต are cozy but it’s not a party ๐ŸŽ‰ without punch!

ALL you need is LOVE and these ingredients below:

4 Cups of cranberry ๐Ÿฅค juice

4 Cups of pineapple ๐Ÿ juice

4 Cups of Florida Orange ๐ŸŠ Juice

Chill all of the above before your guests arrive. Add a bottle of Sparkling Pellegrino water.

Dress it up u with colorful cranberries and a few orange ๐ŸŠ slices

Pour in a pretty pitcher or place in a punch bowl. Your clients or guests will LOVE this sparkling pretty delight.

 PS

If you’re a fan of egg nog… think about serving egg nog SHOTS. My clients and family love the serving portion (less calories) and have fun drinking it in this way.

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Candy Cane Lane

Have you gone down the candy aisle or shopped at one of Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s candy stores?

Candy canes are having a major moment right now. They come in so many hues and are so fun when used in a variety of delicious and decorative ways.

They come in so many colors and styles these days. I love to serve them to guests with milk, hot cocoa and crush them and sprinkle on top of cheesecake, cupcakes and more. I also enjoy serving my clients Candy Cane Lane hot Tea with a tiny candy cane hanging from inside the cup.

 

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They seem to make people of all ages smile around this time of year especially.

One of my fave ways to keep it fun at my makeup studio is by making some special clients a fresh home-made lip treat. Peppermint candy canes work well and taste refreshing. But I am also over the moon with the other flavors and colors available today.

All you need for my recipe is…

  • 1 fresh jar of organic coconut oil (not used from your kitchen pantry)
  • A candy cane of your choice.

Using a kitchen mallot I crush the canes into tiny pieces but a few mini chunks work well and are visually appealing.

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I then place a soup spoon (or fill with a 1/4 cup) of the coconut oil and place it in a microwave-safe small bowl. The amount of coconut oil depends on how much you want to make)

I sprinkle in a few pieces of the crushed candy cane.

I microwave for 50 seconds or less. I eyeball it. (Yes, you can do this on the stovetop but I like it this way too)

IF you want to have a peppermint kick add a dash ofย  food-grade peppermint oil.

Next, I take this mixture out of the microwave, stir a bit and let it cool very quickly and then place some of it in a small container. You will have leftovers depending on the size jar you use.

What you will have is a cool to the tongue and refreshing lipgloss or lip balm that is not only fun to make but this recipe is so EASY to do.

The shelf life isn’t months but more like a week or so but the feeling on dry winter lips and skin-softening will make you want to use it daily! Treat yourself or someone else this holiday season and keep those lips soft and kissable this cold winter!

Sometimes the best gifts are home-made and made with love!!! Don’t you agree?

 

Multi-masking works magic on the skin!

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Two of my fav’ recipes for a Multi-Masking are below.

My clients often say they have very sensitive skin so for them to love the skin and face they own I like to mix and match face masks. Customizing by hand is so much fun!

I like to make one mask for the T-zone and maybe another on the cheeks. It just depends on what the skin is doing and looking like.

Being Eurasian and love all things Asian. I loveย  to use Matcha Powder and a dash of fresh aloe from my outdoor garden or window garden.

What you will need is:

1 teaspoon of matcha powder

3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (from the plant)

Stir the two together. Apply on a clean face.

Leave on at least 15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.

The skin will love it!

 

Lavender Bud Pore Refining Clay Mask

1 teaspoon of bentonite clay

A dash of water say 1/3 of a cup (I eyeball)

A few pieces of lavender buds

Mix all together and make a liquidy paste-like mask.

Apply on a clean face. This aromatherapy mask and clay will make the pores more refined and temporarily tighten the skin.

Leave on the face at least 10-15 minutes. Rinse well ๐Ÿงฝ . Next use your skin toner on a cotton pad and a dash of moisturizer.

The skin will look amazing and the lavender scent will smell and be so relaxing while it dries.

Use on your skin or on your clients.

Take care of your face. It’s the only one you’ve got!

PS

These recipes are from my beauty book coming out in 2020. I hope you’ll enjoy them and stay tuned for more.

 

Candy Corn Bark โ€” NancyC

OMG! This is edible happiness!

IF you haven’t already get it done. It is time to really decorate for Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ in your business and or home. Every day is a reason to celebrate!

This D.I.Y. recipe looks not only fun to make but it also makes me so ๐Ÿ˜‹ happy. They say we eat with our eyes first and I do believe our clients eyes and mouth are going to LOVE this. I think we will add this treat alongside our Witches Brew Cauldron Punch a potion for anti-aging this will also be a hit!

I also get a kick out of serving a REAL Trick or Treat bag. ๐Ÿ‘ป I love old school ways they did back in the day. We put a few free samples of some our new and cionicbeauty and skin care products. So every one leaves with something.

I’ve never made Candy Bark before but I sure am going to try. I think the friends,family and children will love it too!

Iโ€™ve made some quick and easy candy corn treats before, like Candy Corn โ€œPay Dayโ€ Mix, Candy Corn MMโ€™s Crispy Treats, and Candy Corn Trail Mix. Hereโ€™s another super-easy candy corn recipeโ€“Candy Corn Bark! Along with the candy corn, this bark also has mini M&Mโ€™s, pretzel twists, and dried cranberries in it. Itโ€™s a yummy, simple treat to [โ€ฆ]

via Candy Corn Bark โ€” NancyC