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 ๐Ÿ’ฆ 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! Itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’„

Mascara wands

Lipsticks ๐Ÿ’‹

Lipliners

Eyeliners

Makeup palettes ๐ŸŽจ and kits

Compacts

Blushers

Powder compacts

Hair brushes

Hair combs

Hair clippers

Razors

Scissors โœ‚๏ธ

Tweezers

Gemstone ๐Ÿ’Ž 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!

Honey ๐Ÿฏ Face

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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 โค๏ธ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!

 

 

 

 

Go Green Girl

I believe sharing is caring so here we go!

This is a juicy mix for your body,brain and skin!

 

What you will need is:

1 green apple ๐Ÿ

1 handful of parsley

1 handful of kale ๐Ÿฅฌ

2 handfuls of romaine

1/2 of a cucumber ๐Ÿฅ’

3 celery stalks

Juice of 1/2 of a lemon ๐Ÿ‹

1 inch slice of ginger

 

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Juice all of the above together.

Enjoy in a lovely tall glass.

I discovered this recipe by Celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. Iโ€™ve always wanted to get a facial appointment with her in NYC but always ran out if time as work got in the way!

She promises this recipe revives the mind but gives our complexion a nutrient rich and hydrating boost! She drinks this 4:00 PM for tired skin and tired bodies.

If youโ€™re ever in NYC get an appointment for her iconic facial services.

Smoothie Shots

I enjoy drinking and making smoothies for my family on Sundays and serving them to my clients too. I especially love ๐Ÿ’— to make them with fruit and ingredients that are good for the skin and energizing too.

Here is a pretty looking creamy and dreamy smoothie that is good for you, great for the skins elasticity and the ginger is an anti- inflammatory.

Guys YOU can enjoy drinking it too.

What you will need:

1 cup of bottled ๐Ÿ’ฆwater (not tap)

2 cubes of a Frozen dragon fruit

1/2 cup of blueberries

1 scoop of collagen powder

1 piece of ginger

*Ice cubes optional. I like to add at least one or two. But it is up to you.

Place all of the above in a blender and blend.

Pour, serve and savour every sip and enjoy in a beautiful glass.

FYI

You can serve this smoothie in shot glasses too! Not all shots need to be alcoholic. ๐Ÿ˜œ Your guests will get a kick out of these small shots too!

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A Toast to you, 2020 & Your Business!

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I wish you and your career or beauty business nothing but the best! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

As we start a fabulous new decade in our lives. It is an even more exciting time as new decade begins.

I don’t believe in New Year Resolutions. They say 10% of people ever keep them. But if they work for you…by all means make them.

What I do believe in is reviewing what worked. What doesn’t. What new do you want to do in this new year?

I hope you will reflect on your career or business and think about what you want to do! What direction? How do you plan on getting there?

Take time for you and chill some too! A clean slate…Ease into this new year one glorious day in your life at a time.

It’s a wonderful life!

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Anti-Aging โ˜•๏ธ Coffee?

Yes, please!

Rich in anti-oxidants and increases serotonin in the brain. This delicious recipe comes from esthetician and massage therapist Summer Perry. She owns Summer Skin Institute in St Augustine Florida.

In a coffee pot with a brewer basket, combine the following:

1/2 tsp.of cinnamon

1 tsp. of Hershey’s Unsweetened cocoa powder.

After coffee is brewed, pour over ice

Next add…

1/4 cup of skim milk ๐Ÿฅ›

1/4 tsp of vanilla

2 tbsp. of light whipped cream

Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.

Oh so yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I have tried this warm or iced and I love โค๏ธ its benefits and taste. So do my clients.

I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it too! clear drinking glass filled with coffee

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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.

 

Palo Santo magic…

Candles and Palo Santo are my go to for so many reasons. Being it is ๐ŸŽƒ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ป Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ!

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My skins new best friend!

I discovered this muti-tasking awesome device at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference. I waited patiently to see and feel the demonstration on this unit and it was worth the line.

* MYSKINBUDDYโ„ข is the revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance. Created for men and women by a woman!

GHADA ABUHAKMEH is the woman behind the device and a skin expert!

ONE DEVICE. Multiple benefits!

  1. Enhance product penetration.
  2. Reduce redness and inflammation.
  3. Stimulate collagen renewal and skin rejuvenation.
  4. Deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate dead skin cells.
  5. Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.
  6. Kills P. acne bacteria that leads to acne formation.

 

MSB

If you are looking for a new device for the treatment room or for your self- care at home. This is worth a look! I am hooked.

http://www.myskinbuddy.com