So Happy it is the start of the 🍂 Autumn season.🍁

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 🍂?

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I LOVE …pumpkin patches!

Leaves 🍁 in all kinds of hues.

Apple 🍎 picking season

Flannel anything

Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick

Bonfires 🔥 with marshmallows.

Hot Cocoa

Fall scented candles

Hayrides

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! 🌴 🕶 🌊

Have you ever been?

Yummy Skin Smoothies

I love to play on my beauty kitchen. And I love to cook too!

Today I craved a smoothie. My avocados 🥑 were over ripe so I decided to whip up an Avocado smoothie with a dash of an apple 🍏 I had leftover. I call this my afternoon delight snack.

What you will need for this recipe:

1 peeled and pitted avocado

2 apple slices

1 cup of milk of your choice

1/8 teaspoon of vanilla

A dash of sugar (optional)

Add ice cubes

Blend above until creamy and smooth.

Good for you! Loaded with vitamins, fiber and fats your body needs.

Sometimes you just CRAVE greens 🥬.

Don’t you?

Sip your veggies! 🥑

If you’ve got an avocado that’s about to go bad or too mushy… make a face & neck mask out of it. Simply mash it up and apply to clean skin.

Leave on your skin at least 10 minutes.

Rinse and add your favorite moisturizer.

Your skin will feel awesome especially after a day at the beach 🏖 or hot summer day.

Got a recipe you’d like to share with me?

Do tell. I love ❤️ hearing from you.

Eat Your ❤️ Out!

Eat cleaner, feel better and have fun!

I discovered a fabulous new cookbook!

I so adore.

Natural foods chef, Daphne Oz mom of 4, Emmy Award-winning TV host from The Good Dish and best selling author has a new cookbook “Eat Your Heart Out” filled with 150 fabulous recipes free from gluten and refined sugar.

All FUN, NO-FUSS food to celebrate clean eating for one,two or that the whole family will enjoy. Daphne Oz daughter of heart surgeon Dr.Oz believes in wellness and pleasure in every bite!

Pick it up at our local book store or order and have it shipped to their door. Cookbooks make a delicious and fun gift. www.daphneoz.com

Treat Yourself!

Beyond yummy recipes.

Ready to rock …

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”

I’ll share my MAKE-UP Artist beauty tools and secrets I use in studio and on the set.

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!

Quench your Skin!

With this!

I love eating 🍉 watermelon day or night. It just is so refreshing and I love the way it feels on the tongue. Every juicy bite is a delight!

I also love ❤️ to use it in summer 🥗 salads.

COOL Watermelon 🥥 Pick Me Up

What you will need for this drink:

1 cup of coconut water

1 SPARKLING water

Juice of one lime

Mashup or muddle a few fresh mint leaves 🍃

1/2 cup of cucumber 🥒 peeled and sliced into thin rounds. Not chunky.

Place mixture in a blender or in a couple of tall glasses filled with ice.

Add a 1/2 cup of sparkling water 💦 into each glass.

Garnish with whatever you’d like. Mint leaves, cucumber slice or a tropical 🌴 drink umbrella.

Another way I like to serve watermelon juice is fresh squeezed from a blender and sometimes I like to add a spray of whip cream on top!

You haven’t lived until you tasted watermelon juice with whip cream on top! Crazy good.

Before the pandemic I served this to my clients in shot glasses. Just a taste! What a fun summer treat.

So refreshing and delicious.

Make a toast and drink your way to glowy skin!

🍉Did you know Asian women love to eat watermelon?

AND… Some woman and their daughters have been taught by their elders how to use the rind inside after you eat it and rub it on clean skin. They feel it makes their skin feel and look amazing.

Try it you just might like it!

Hope you’re having an awesome summer! 🏖

Sandal Weather…

Brings out the best and the worst of feet. Now in the midst of a pandemic some people are choosing to give their feet some TLC instead of going to the spa or nail salon.

A quick rescue I learned from one of my clients from Greece is made with olive oil. Yes, it’s good for making yummy dishes, dressings and salads in the kitchen but it also is wonderful for the skin.

🫒 Olive Oil has so many uses!

Place some olive oil in a saucepan on the stove. Or you can microwave some I guess. Warm on low until you see it is warm NOT so hot it will splatter or burn you. Next, turn off the stove and let it cool a bit.

Dive in the sauce pan with a small spoon and drizzle some of the olive oil on your feet. Start to massage it in and on your skin all over your feet,toes and nail bed.

Rub and enjoy.

Next, I like to place my feet with the olive oil in some cozy socks. My absolute favorite is a pair of white cotton socks. One size larger.

I pour myself a cozy yummy drink and get under the covers and go to sleep.

Wake up with softer happy satiny feet.

Kiss 💋 that dry and tired skin goodbye! Guys love this too! And kids do too.

Try this recipe for your feet 🦶!

Summertime Refresher!

I love fruits and veggies! Over the years I not only served up some delicious treats for my family. I started to serve my clients fresh juice potions for their skin and health. So today I am sharing one of those recipes with you!

My Cantaloupe 🍈 Crush!

All you need for this drink recipe is:

4 cups of chilled fresh cantaloupe

1 cup of cool 🍋 Lemon juice

1 tbsp. Local 🍯 honey

1 tiny piece of peeled ginger or grated ginger

I serve the juice in pretty glasses or in mini shot glasses.

😎If you want to make it a little tropical 🌴 or you’re entertaining at home. Add 1/4 cup of good rum.

Place cubes and cantaloupe, lemon juice,honey and ginger in a blender.

Blend until frothy and fabulous!

I recommend serving not saving!

Enjoy!!! 😎

Love your body and skin with this!

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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.

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Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during Earth Day 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.

Hope you try this creamy delight!

Valentine’s ❤️Day Gifts on a budget!

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 KissesConversation Hearts?

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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💋

Be Mine

UR Sweet

BFF

Hey You!

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!

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❤️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!

Create a love letter & Or DIY Valentine card!

(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.

❤️Pick Up some Chinese Takeout. Add a set of fun chopsticks and have a delicious time.
I love these so much I carry them for V-day so my clients to enjoy. Actually great for the entire family. Interactive kissy lips 👄 fun.

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.

PS

You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Be YOUR own Valentine! 🥰 Love Yourself.

Happy Halloween!

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?

Fun Fact:

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.

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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

Banana chips

Dried chopped pineapples

Dried cherries

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.

I hope whatever you do today you have some FUN!

Life is really yummy and so beautiful!

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