Beauty Haul

I have been working and playing in my beauty haul from the IECSC show from New York City a few weeks ago. The show was so awesome and so were the classes and booths!!!

People …you know the beauty PROS,spa and salon owners filled the floor and were excited like me to explore!

SKIN-CARE ruled the show floor. Makeup was there but skin care ruled.

Bonblissity is the IT girl on the show floor for a updated mani and pedi or self care at home. I was lured over to take part in a demo where they shared how simple and wonderful your hands can look in a flash.

The owner placed a colorful tiny sugar like cube in my hands. Next, they had me dip my hands in a bowl of warm water and rub the cube into my palms and tops of my hands and nail beds. OH MY! What an aromatic and exfoliating high!

Next, I felt the skin softening and skin loving ingredients do their magic. After I did this a few minutes he rinsed my hands. I WAS ABSOLUTLEY AMAZED at the way my skin felt. I could only imagine how luxurious it would feel on my feet in a pedicure at home or at the spa or salon.

They come in a variety of scents:

Lemongrass,Satsuma,Brown Sugar,Lavender,Ocean Mist and more. GREAT item to retail in your spa or nail salon if you are a business owner.

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The candy scrub can also be used on the feet at home it in your spa or mail salon.

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Face masks, masks and sheet masks galoreKBeauty (Korean Beauty) IS alive and kicking.

There were so many face masks I have yet to try. Floral based like rose,plant-based like aloe,veggie based like tomatoes and even spice based Tumeric from our kitchen was infused in a sheet mask.

I had to buy one of everything to test drive. Tonight after a stressful week I am going to enjoy the aromatherapy based lavender sheet mask.

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Esthemax had a fabulous booth. The team was dressed alike in the hottest pant suit style and they were PACKED! If you know the infamous Jelly Masks you’ll flip over the new additions I found. Next time you go to a spa or salon ask them if they do this mask in their face or body protocol. AMAZING. Your skin will glow like you never knew it could. Once you have one of these facial treatment masks for face (and body) you’ll want them even more. Your makeup will glide on like butter on a hot biscuit.

FarmHouse Fresh Goods ALWAYS delivers and they continue to bring it for body and now face and lip care. There booth had this giant Selfie backdrop that I could not resist taking a picture of. I have grown to love all their body products. Especially Oprah’s favorite Honey 🍯 Heel Glaze and the infamous Whoopie Cream hand and body lotion.

These are just a few of the things I am test driving, swiping, sniffing and enjoying. Next beauty stop is Chicago stay tuned for more!

What are your favorite skin care secrets?

I think… Sunscreen 🌞 slows down skin aging!
Asian Beauty masks rule!

I get this question a lot. What is my favorite skin care secret and Sunscreen is always at the top of the list! And I don’t use it sometime it is a daily ritual.

Then I really enjoy using Asian sheet masks for eye,face and lips. They work in minutes and give your skin such a radiant glow!

What are your favorites two you reach for in your bathroom cabinet?

Do tell!

LOVE natural & organic?

Have you explored C Beauty?

I like to experiment alongside my staff and sisters all kinds of beauty,skincare and beauty tools. Now during this time in our life even more! We HAVE the time.

So I have been experimenting with a few NEW brands of sheet masks and skincare. I came across a line called INNA Organic. I know the consumer is by now aware of K Beauty which is from South Korea. J Beauty which is beauty from Japan.

But C Beauty has been heading toward us more and more and ready for you too to explore!

When I think of Frankincense …

I think of the holiday season and the Three Kings visiting the manger bearing gifts. I don’t think of it as an ingredient in an eye mask. But am I in love! So refreshing and revitalizing. This mask delivers a powerful beauty punch! I like to use the small side of the roller and roll in it’s juiciness (Is that even a word?) to my under eye area. I also enjoy them to start the day or to party away at night (Can’t wait to do that again).

Moisturizing and anti-oxidant rich. They don’t just make eye and face masks either.

Here are a few points from the brand. I couldn’t say it any better. If you’re looking for a brand that is ALL these things below…you’ve found it!

  • It helps with fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. Eye area felt smoother and looked brighter after one use. Really!
  • Crafted from certified-organic cotton, woven into a soft and comfortable sheet mask. The mask can soak up all the potent botanical serum. Not a single drop is wasted.
  • EWG and COSMOS certified organic. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
  • Formulated without parabens, silicones, sulfates (SLS/SLES), and artificial fragrances.
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Women are Celebrity Obsessed!

So if you’re in the beauty business or just want to be in the know here are a few intriguing things they have been using.

Lady Gaga goes straight to her kitchen when it comes to makeup remover uses olive oil to remove her makeup 💄 as well for to hydrate her hair.

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Many celebrities rinse their mouth and freshen their breath with coconut oil mouth rinses.

JLo thinks exercise, no smoking and no drinking are her secrets for looking young. I think it’s working! Don’t you?

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones uses slices of fresh strawberries 🍓 and applies them on her teeth to whiten and brighten her teeth. I asked my dentist about this and he actually said it may work!

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Tiffany Haddish loves using coconut oil. And also makes a facial scrub with it by adding baking soda to it.

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Wendy Williams swears by Gold Bond cream or lotion to keep her skin silky sexy smooth.

Gwenyth Paltrow is pretty game to try a lot of things (just check out her website Goop)  when it comes to health and beauty. She also swears by pilates as her fountain of youth

Nightingale or Bird Nest’s Facials affectionately called bird poop facials are yet another type of skin facial celebrities love. It is an old Asian Beauty secret for brightening and whitening the complexion! But they are also crazy about deep cleaning and facials in general.

Many celebrities male and female use a brand called Eminence.

They also use K Beauty Korean Beauty and other brand eye, lip and facial sheet masks as prep before a red carpet event or pre-photo shoots. They also use them in flight on airplanes.

So there you have it if you want to be in the know and what’s trending with a few celebrities right now. Share with your clients and friends. Maybe spend the 4th weekend sipping a cold glass of Sangria and doing self-care like the celebrities.

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