Before the pandemic we would make smoothies and juicing at my makeup and skin studio for our clients.
A new recipe each month it was our treat and pleasure! My clients LOVED them. We served them in shot glasses and called them different fun names. Now we have had to stop serving them but share the recipes with them!
We MISS the good old days with our our clients!
Here is one of our popular recipes I thought you’d enjoy.
Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during EarthDay month.
What you will need to make this delicious smoothie.
In a blender,combine a ripe pitted and peeled avocado with a cup of cold milk and some ice cubes.
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or strip a vanilla bean pod.
I like to …Blend the above in a blender or use a frother.
A fabulous source of fiber,potassium and vitamins. Beauty bonus? Good for you fats.
Here are a few ideas to celebrate 🎉 and good be to someone that day!
I love,love,love ❤️ Valentine’s Day!
I love it even more that we celebrate love with the family, your Galentine, and your sweetie too.
Did you notice or know that Hershey’s has come out with a bag of Hershey’s Kisses …Conversation Hearts?
You know like the sweet baby candy 💕hearts some of us enjoyed in our childhood and gave for Valentine’s Day at school.
The milk chocolate kisses have a sweet loveable saying/ message on the bottom!
Here’s what they read:
Me & You
Gimme A Kiss💋
A kiss 4 You💋
Sweet Kiss 💋
Love & Kisses 😘
❤️ If you love kissing, chocolate and Hershey’s Kisses …run don’t walk and try and find them! Place them in little bags or boxes, sprinkle them on a bed and the floor leading to the bedroom. Rose petals work well too. But kisses 😘 will really do!
❤️Another fun idea. Is to give a kitchen whisk. Tie a big bow on it and add a gift tag or greeting card that reads… “ Let’s Whip up something together.” The foodie would really love this clever idea!
❤️Make a massage oil in your kitchen. All you need is an empty and a bottle of olive oil or some other oil. Add a few drops of your or their favorite essential oil. 🌹 Rose makes an aromatic Massage oil. If you don’t like rose choose one you love. Shake up. Pour into a glass bottle. Tie a ribbon with an invitation, include a small candle. The invitation can read: “This magic elixir is redeemable for a warm and sensual massage by candlelight.”
❤️ Nothing like sending a LOVE Letter!
(Not one off the store shelf)
What this pandemic has taught us is to not only stop, slow down and smell the daisies. It is also a time to share and spread love ❤️ and let that special someone in your life how you feel! Don’t let a card say it for you. YOU write it and say how what you want to say and why.
I hope my ideas spark your imagination and or you can use one or two of them.
After all, It’s all about the little things.
Saying “I love you“ doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
I hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day and that you’ll spread love and kindness in your own way.
You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Trick or Treat smell my feet give me something good to eat.
WOW! What a year and Halloween day and night it will be this year.
I love Halloween. It is the one day we can REALLY get creative,express ourselves, be someone else for a day. I love this day from the decor to the candy and the Trick Or Treaters I adore! I also love spooky movies! How about you?
I have had the pleasure of making up the one and only actress Linda Blair from the Exorcist! No, she wasn’t spinning her head and spitting up green and it wasn’t for the movie. It was for an event she was attending. She has an awesome heart ❤️ and Is a lovely woman. I will never forget meeting her!
Unfortunately, it isn’t going to be quite the same this year. I am so missing my clients presence and our party atmosphere at my beauty studio.
I will miss serving them Pretty Witches Brew Punch and bewitching and spooky edible delights.
Here is an easy recipes for a snack that my clients have enjoyed at my studio and you can enjoy with family,friends and clients too.
What you will need for this recipe:
Rice Chex cereal
Dried chopped pineapples
Semisweet chocolate chips
All you need to do is place the above in a large serving bowl and stir together.
I usually eyeball measurements if you want more or less of one item versus another.
What you get is a healthy fruity combination,a dose of chocolate with the right amount of crunch!
And if you don’t feel like making this recipe above you can simply enjoy some store bought candy.
Oh how I love to go to the Farmer’s Market and spread my shopping LOVE.
I also love the crunch and goodness of an apple. I like the green apples. But red are delicious too.You know what they say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
I even scoop up and eat the rest of the apple left from making this mask.
Here is a recipe a client shared with me for a mask I have enjoyed for years. I like to use it on the face and neck especially around this time of apple picking year.
What you need to Make DIY this face mask:
1 fresh apple grated or pureed
2 Tbsp of crushed oats
1 Tsp of organic honey
Put all the above in a small bowl. Apply it to a clean face with clean hands or a facial mask brush. It may be a little messy for you. But so worth it. If you want to make it more moist add some bottled (not tap) water for a creamier consistency.
Leave this recipe mix on the face at least 15 minutes.
Beauty benefits include a gentle exfoliation while the apple and honey leave the skin hydrated,plump and glowing.
Please note: IF you are allergic to any of these ingredients do not use the ingredient you might be allergic to.
This natural face mask is great for normal to combination skin.
If you are looking for a product at a spa, skin clinic and online that packs a pretty beauty punch with the benefits of apples malic acid. Great for even the most sensitive he skin!
Try this brand. Created by a woman business owner and skincare professional! She guest speaks and educated alongside me at spa shows across the country!
Check out her Instagram stories and feed. Her tips and tricks are awesome!
The company says “An Apple 🍏 🍎 a day will peel wrinkles away!”
Although I don’t have many wrinkles… I’ll take it.
It was another long holiday weekend and It was time to do something fun! But since we can’t get out like we usually do we have to do things that make us happy at home too.
Since March I have not touched a face. My beauty cottage is open for pickup orders at our door. And we are happily shipping mail orders. I’m doing virtual events and have already begun getting ready for the holiday season. Yes, it’s important to think about that as business owners.
But back to the fun part! I took some time to enjoy giving myself a natural and Gentle exfoliating facial at home. And I made this tropical drink.
Anti-inflammatory,digestive support and refreshing in a smoothie and as a facial on your face!
Pineapples 🍍 rock!
I love naturalbeauty and since our immune systems need to stay strong in this time of Covid-19. I’m trying to keep my husband and I and family healthy. In my business I usually serve juice shots which are fresh made juice mini serving drinks. One of my all time fave’s is with pineapple.
Here is what I do for my skin. I cleanse the skin and apply slices of the pineapple directly to the skin. I leave it on the skin at least 20 minutes. Next I rinse my skin and follow up with a rosewater skin toner. It is just a gentle exfoliant and a quick fix on the cheap!
Sipping Pineapple 🍍 Tropical 🌴 Smoothie
Here’s what you will need:
1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
1 1/2 cups of coconut 🥥 water
1/2 cup of coconut milk in a can
1 cup of frozen Pitaya dragon fruit
1 cup of frozen peaches
A dash of honey if you’d like!
Place all of the above in your blender. Blend until it’s creamy and dreamy. Sometimes I add a zest or dash of the juice of a lemon or lime.
Adding ice cubes is optional.
Add a drink umbrella ⛱ and you’re all set!
I hope you’ll try my drink recipe and or this easy twist on a facial
If you are allergic to pineapples OR anything else in this recipe in this recipe…please do not use them.
The pandemic,death, fires,hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, violent protests, deaths and murder hornets and lots of emotions like hate… just a bit of what we’ve all seen, felt and been going through this year.
We’ve got a lot going on in our world 🌎 right now! 2020 is throwing ALL it can at us.
With that said …
Can you say you’re not stressed, frustrated or uneasy?
I notice my clients at my beauty cottage are feeling hopeless. When they place there orders for curbside pickup they seem so blue. I see it in their eyes. And feel the vibe too. But I try and encourage them. I want to do the same for you too. There is ALWAYS hope. We must remember to take care of our body, mind and spirit.
No matter what is flying our way.
Enjoy nice walks in the park or in your neighborhood more. Not only is it good for you as exercise it can help you clear your head. Especially at the end of the day.
Keep your mind as clear as you can from negative thoughts and stop being so hard on yourself!
Clear your mind,space in your home or office with A bundle of sage is an ancient ritual that continues to make a comeback to helps us in our spiritual journey. They can really make you feel good. Makes you feel calm. Helps with purification and good intentions and clears negativity. If you’re not into that light candles. Reflecting on the beauty of that flickering light.
Keep your spirit going.
Whatever you or whoever you believe in hold your head up high and look up to the sky for guidance. Take time for some form of prayer 🙏 and time for SOUL food.
Just remember this…
The world is better with YOU in it!~ were all in this together.
I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!
I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.
I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!
I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.
I want to enjoy this view and sunset. I saw one almost as gorgeous as this in Colorado and it’s beauty and the colors are still etched in my memory. I pray for our lives and have hope we will enjoy life again.
We must wash our hands often, mask up,do our part in social distancing and above all practice patience! What about you?
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 🍷 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.
Caring IS sharing…and I simply had to share this post since I LOVE to entertain my clients as well as my family and friends.This bloggers post is giving me all the yummy feels. I have done Bloody Mary Shots & Quiche,Cocktails,Cosmetics and Cupcakes events I am inspired to host my next event with foodie inspiration with one of these boards with an a la Noreen twist. Enjoy the view!
Hi, I didn’t have brunch today and I desperately wanted to, so after spending half my morning scrolling through brunch-related hashtags on Instagram, I’m here to bring some brunch board ideas to your attention. What’s a brunch board, you ask? It’s more or less a platter of heaven—aka, a charcuterie-board-like spread of breakfast foods. Seriously, what…
I discovered this recipe by Celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. I’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 you’re ever in NYC get an appointment for her iconic facial services.