Things have changed so much since the pandemic began. Men are diving into the beauty pond and has awakened them to take better care of themselves. Self-care is now becoming a part of their lives.
I’m getting ready to guest speak and explore all things beauty and fashion. It takes a lot to put a class topic and concept together but I love what I do. This year my topic is on male makeup and skin care.
It’s always a new adventure working and playing in New York City. It fuels your creativity and motivates you like no other city. The hustle and bustle is the heart of the city. The city truly never sleeps!
Are you a makeup artist, esthetician, plastic surgeon,dermatologist, own a spa or medical spa?
I fall in love 🧡 with this season every year. It doesn’t get old. I love the feel, scents and the weather. It is like the earth 🌎 is exfoliating the past season and getting us ready for winter in more ways than one.
How about you? What do you like about autumn 🍂?
I LOVE …pumpkin patches!
Leaves 🍁 in all kinds of hues.
Apple 🍎 picking season
Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick
Bonfires 🔥 with marshmallows.
Fall scented candles
Adding a new sweater and cozy 🧦 to my wardrobe.
I LOVE them all.
This fall for makeup and fashion it is all about cinnamon and brown earthy hued eye shadow and lipsticks.
Discover some new PINK hues too! There are so many shades to choose from. Celebrities are rocking Barbie Pink and on the fashion show runways. Pink is always a good idea. It brightens the teeth and complexion.
Update your style if it has been awhile. Let’s enjoy all the beauty, scents and sounds the season has to offer.
I am counting down to my last guest speaking engagement of the year at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show …where I will be teaching in West Palm Beach.
Can’t wait to shop and feast all the beautiful places in Palm Beach! 🌴 🕶 🌊
It’s glow time the start of the summer season is the best time of the year! We get to enjoy longer days, sunshine and more! You also get to go shopping 🛍 for a few new things like a new bathing suit, sun hat, pretty sandals and fun or sexy sunnies.
It’s also the time to start to get your glow on! You know a little bronzer and shimmer go a long way.
But first you must exfoliate your face and body. There are many options to choose from for your skin.
I’m in love with a bottle of CURE Natural Aqua Gel from Japan. (available on Amazon) it exfoliates gently and really makes the skin feel great and products to penetrate and work better on your skin!
This is my bottle at home. I’m about to use it to get ready for a guest speaking engagement. Gotta look my best. I have sensitive skin and have no issues with it. It works wonders!
Dry brushing your body is a must! I like to use both methods. Bye bye dull dry skin!
So get going! What are you waiting for? Get a head start on that tan or just want to have healthier pretty skin! EXFOLIATE.
If you’re in the beauty and wellness industry you need to be here this year!
If you’re not you’re in luck. I’ll kiss 💋 & tell all I saw and learned from my spa show and take you on a tour of Las Vegas through photos. I love 💕 love 💕 love the beauty industry and proud to be a speaker and educator too.
Always an awesome show it is THE show of the year to attend. Packed with amazing speakers, free manufacturer classes and paid workshops on all kinds of topics.
I’ll be teaching a class “Age is Just a Number”
This show is alongside the International Beauty Show filled with …products,inspiration and classes on….Hair, Nails, Skin,Massage, Facials and a massive show floor as well. TWO beautiful shows in one!
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!
We beauty professionals and speakers have been waiting for over a year and half to reconnect with each other,educate and see what’s trending and new! The show did go on and I could not be BE ANY HAPPIER!
The International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference was wonderful! My class went well. I was thrilled with all the beautiful faces looking to learn all I had to share with them too!
Yes, there was social distancing but we did not have to wear a face mask 😷 while educating. The show attendees had the option if vaccinated they did not have to wear a mask. There were sanitation stations and there was mindful social distancing. Attendance was UP considering what we have been through. Lines to shop 🛍 were long but worth the wait. I can’t believe the crowds of beauty PROS and spa and salon owners so many happy faces.
It was wonderful to be out and about and to TRAVEL on an airplane again. Seeing lots of people was great and Delta Airlines took good care of me! Chatting with strangers and and seeing SMILING FACES without face covers and masks was beyond joyous.
It was HOT and steamy in beautiful Las Vegas and I got a chance to work and play!!! One day it was actually 116 degrees.
Networking at it’s finest! Like a GIANT COCKTAIL PARTY! The IECSC show even treated us to a cocktail 🍸 or other libations to toast and welcome us back!
Here is a list of what I discovered on that’s Trending and NEW! Some I predicted and knew but some trends I saw on the show floor.
Skin care is HOT! It is even more in than makeup! We got to see the latest in action with LIVE demos on the show floor.
Facial embellishments were a thing and step aside tattoos and piercings. Pearls,colorful stencils,flowers and bold eye designs.
Wellness is a MUST in our lives. We must take better care of ourselves!
“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.
Brows and lashes are cared for with serums of gold. Brow laminations are hot.
Lash Lifts are still in.
False Lashes depending on who you speak to are out but faux lash companies are still selling. All kinds of lashes and COLORS!
OVER done and over the top contouring is OUT!
Lip plumpers are still coveted alongside a gorgeous lipgloss or 💄 lipstick.
Shimmery GLOWY skin is still with us.
Dermaplaning is still hot!
Concealing the entire face with concealer, highlighters and foundation is not in.
Tinted shampoos in all colors too!
Root Powder coverups in all HUES!
HAIR YOU WEAR and take off …faux bangs,pony’s and more are not going away.
Bright shiny glass like skin for the hair.
💅 Nails are fresh and natural but also pointed and embellished and long!
Facial Masks reign supreme! ALL kinds of treatments,smell and feel amazing!
Celebrities weren’t the only ones on the Las Vegas Strip.
I feel like TRAVELING and enjoying life again… I want to go on a cruise! But since we can’t quite do that yet I thought I’d do the next best thing. Make a tropical hand and foot scrub.
Since I LOVE my clients. I am sharing this recipe with them and giving them some mini sample jars of this lovely scrub too.
If you own a business do you love to share recipes and beauty tips with your clients too?
Here is a simple recipe that is so easy to make yet gently exfoliates, brightens the skin and makes the skin so silky!
After all it is sandal season again.
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of brown sugar (sometimes I add a few rolled oats for visual fun)
Some lime zest
1 mason or jam jar
I LOVE the way this feels on the skin and my heels will look amazing too.
It even refreshes a pedicure and manicure too. Give your hands and feet some love ❤️. Guys will love it too!
Simply apply a scoop of this tropical 🌴 delight on your freshly washed hands and rub in. Go in circular motions. Then rinse with a wet and warm hand towel after leaving on at least 10 minutes.
Next apply to your feet and repeat.
I find this scrub lasts at least a week. I put it in the fridge. I pull out of the fridge and allow it to warm with the room temperature. Feels so cool and refreshing when you apply it. Especially on a hot summer 🌞 day.
Your skin will glow and the natural ingredients make it even better!