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!
My clients are crying as their lips and skin are so dry! But today it is in the 80’s in Florida so go figure I am actually sweating after picking rosemary from my garden for dinner.
Winter is not pretty nor kind to our skin!
So this is what I do for my clients skin OR recommend they give to themselves in a pinch while at home.
Honey Face and Lip MASK
Wrap the clients cleansed face with a warm steamed wet towel. Leave the towel on at least 3 minutes allowing the client to relax a bit.
Remove the towel.
Apply organic honey to the face and neck.
Leave on the face at least 10 minutes.
Remove the honey mask with a warm wet steamed towel.
Follow up with a Rosewater skin toner.
Apply a light moisturizer.
And a dash of an eye gel.
A sweet simple delight! Your clients will ❤️love!
* Please note: Ask the client if they are allergic to honey or anything ALWAYS do a patch test first. Oh and by the way, you may use this on this lips too. Great for smokers lips,dehydrated lips and peeling flaky lips. Add a dash of organic brown sugar and rub on the lips for an on the cheap lip scrub. My little miracle workers!
Sometimes the simple things found in nature and the farmers market can make all the difference!
This used to be ME (minus THE tattoo) sunbathing 😎 in the summers in N.Y.C. Then I moved to Florida and sunbathed a bit more too.
UNTIL I got smarter. Sun smart to be exact.
I got squamous cell carcinoma and it wasn’t very beautiful or golden. I found a little brown raised spot ON my breast not in my breast. The Dr told me it isn’t very common. But common or rare I needed it gone.
I was terrified. Thousands of dollars $$$ in Drs. visits and a special surgery called Mohs to remove it at Mayo Clinic. It was a day I decided to never sunbathe again.
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!
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