Orange…My Friday Night Feels

I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!

 

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I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.

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I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!

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I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.

 

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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?

What are you looking forward to?

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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 🍷 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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Brunch Boards Are Basically Breakfast Charcuterie & My Mouth Is Watering — StyleCaster

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…

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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 🍏

1 handful of parsley

1 handful of kale 🥬

2 handfuls of romaine

1/2 of a cucumber 🥒

3 celery stalks

Juice of 1/2 of a lemon 🍋

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. 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.

Celebrate the beauty of Chinese New Year!

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In your home or in your business you can celebrate the Lunar New Year too. It starts now and is a 15 day celebration. As I mentioned before I am an all American girl who just happens to be Polish and Chinese. What fun! I eat Polish  kielbasa sausage and devour juicy dumplings too! I love celebrating Chinese New Year in NYC’s Chinatown. Have you ever been? The lion dance and all the other rituals and food are wonderful. The sweet treats are fabulous too.

You can bring a piece of the Asian pie so to speak by bringing in some Asian lanterns. Red is a powerful color and brings in good luck. Gold symbolizies money and and of course jade is good health and good luck. Decorate your business with any of these hues and bring in some exotic decor too.

We serve hot tea and have customized fortune cookies with our own messages inside. Or you can buy them by the box at Asian grocery stores.

Do a promotion with any Asian inspired or ingredients skin care and or body or fragrance.It is nice to have an ethnic twist. Give your clients a discount to get them to explore and shop. Your clients will notice and your cash register will ring more too.

I recently learned that not all Asians celebrate the lunar new year. In China it is not only a national holiday for days… Chinese New year is celebrated for 15 glorious days. Vietnamese have their own kind fun and festivals. S Koreans have a 3 day celebration. Lastly the Japanese revere January 1st as a very special day.

So bring it… in your business this year. You still have time to join in on the festive fun.

Gong Hei Fat Choy is Cantonese for Happy New Year…it translates into “Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”

 

 

 

15 Easy Wine Cocktails You Can Make With Boxed Wine for the Holidays — StyleCaster

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I hope you are having a beautiful and yummy Thanksgiving day.

Here is some  inspiration to take us into the holiday season. 

Don’t these look delightful?

 

If you’ve ever hosted a holiday party, you know that cocktails are a must. Even better, easy wine cocktails you can make in big batches, using boxed wine. You’ll save a lot of time, effort and, not to mention, moolah. And while these drinks may be inexpensive (for booze), they’re still guaranteed to make make…

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Anti-Aging ☕️ 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 🥛

1/4 tsp of vanilla

2 tbsp. of light whipped cream

Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.

Oh so yum! 😋

I have tried this warm or iced and I love ❤️ 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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Do you love ❤️ Cookbooks?

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I do!

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!

Here are few comments:

I love notes like these notes  from my audience.

“I took your class. I had a blast! I learned so much. YOU were entertainment at its best!

“I love your book and learned so much. SO fun.”

“You are an inspiration and make learning fun and this book is so you. ”

Are you a collector of cookbooks like I am? Do you own a spa,salon or beauty business.

Bite into my book! You’ll learn so much be inspired too!

Welcoming in the first day of fall!

How was your day?

Fall gave us a cooler morning here in sunny Florida 🌴🌞 and I made a batch of New Orleans style coffee.☕️ enjoyed fresh fruit,and a piece of something naughty!

Shipped mail orders and worked on a mail out layout for our VIP clients! Of course all my clients are VIP’s to us.

Spent some time reflecting on all that will be happening this fall thru December. Grateful for all the opportunities and happy to be alive.

Returned emails, phone calls and got ready for TV. I will share more on that next post. Today is my day off! 😜 As you can see a business owners work is never really done. But that’s why we do it. We love ❤️ what we do!

I hope you had an awesome day! Chat with me.

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Pumpkin Pretty D.I.Y.

An you feel the almost arrival of fall?

My husband says “I kiss better than I cook” 😁 But I so enjoy entertaining,cooking and makeup! I also love this time of year and all the decor and recipes to celebrate fall.

Today I went to the store and discovered a potpourri of pumpkins 🎃 and more.

So to celebrate 🎊 this time of year here is a recipe to do for YOU and or on your clients too! You’ll be tempted to eat it but don’t. The room will smell divine while and after making this facial treat.

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Pretty Pumpkin Pie 🎃 facial mask

What you will need:

1 can of pumpkin pie filling

1 teaspoon of honey

1 sprinkle of nutmeg

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Stir in all of the above in a bowl. What you will have is a creamy and dreamy gentle natural exfoliation mask. No harsh chemicals. I find even my clients with sensitive skin love to use this and have no issues.

You may use fresh pumpkin but I love using the can in a pinch!

*But please do a patch test on the inside of your arm near your wrist or a section of your face to see if you have a slight reaction. If you have allergies to these ingredients don’t use this D.I.Y.

I like to leave this on at least 10 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth. Afterwards use your facial toner and moisturizer.

Place remains in a small jam or condiments jar you recycled and you can use it again in a few days.

Sip a cold glass of fresh apple 🍎 cider and you’ll make the day even more delicious.

Enjoy!