Just Press and Glow!

I feel like a lab rat this month. Testing lotions, potions and throwing out the old products I’m not using anymore. Yes, it is that time of year. if you’re not wearing that colored mascara anymore or hot pink lipstick you tired but hated you gotta say Goodbye!

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In my cleaning, playing and editing my beauty and skincare I wanted to share one tool I’m obsessed with! Created and manufactured by an esthetician and speaker in the spa industry who wanted to improve her skin! But wanted a device that would be safe, easy to use and a one tool wonder to use and not clutter up the bathroom counter or vanity. Yes, I still love my jade and agate face and eye rollers BUT this is the Rolls-Royce of beauty tech tools to look your best.

The skin care tool is called My Skin Buddy. You can use and enjoy the ease of six convenient ready-to-go settings with so many benefits! Safe and easy to use. I must admit when I first used it on myself I was afraid. It buzzed and lit up my face and the room and I was scared of it. Silly me! I didn’t realize it can’t hurt me. It would be my skins BFF.

It compliments ANY skincare brand and complexion. No plastic surgery needed.

It has 4 proven technologies!

LED light therapy

ION care

Ultrasonic vibration

Heat therapy

All to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and even skin tone and a more youthful appearance.

We can’t stop the aging process it is happening daily 24/7 to all of us. But if you want to look fresher and your best. You might want to consider owning one of these!

💋💋💋Bonus:

You know I am all about the LIPS and lipstick. It is my favorite part of the face to make up! Using it can even actually plump your lips and make them look smoother and a fuller. No needles needed. It also is wonderful for smokers lips and the skin around the lips. It even makes your lips look rosier and healthier.

Check them out at http://www.myskinbuddy.com

And don’t forget to take the time to go over ALL the beauty and skin care products and tools and some may need to be thrown out and replaced. Even though you are not ready to.

It is January and a brand new year. Start FRESH and stay healthy!

Time To Celebrate!💋💋💋💄

This is one of my absolute favorite days of the year!

It is National Lipstick day!

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What color are you wearing today? Are you a lipstick girl or a glossy liquid lipstick girl?

I truly believe and my signature mantra is: “ A day without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”

What’s hot in the world of lipstick 💄💋?

💋Lipstick in general from soft to bold hues. Women are starting to pull out those lipstick tubes! Lip stains rule!

💋Lip conditioners and lip balms are HOT!! These face masks are making our lips dry as ever.

💋 Lip masks are HOT too! From Korea, Hong Kong and now made in the USA 🇺🇸 these masks are little miracle workers.

💋 The dark trimmed lip liner is out. Invisible or Nearly Nude are IN!

💋 Lip Exfoliators are a skin care necessity!

💋 if you vape or smoke cigarettes 🚬 maybe you want to give that a rest and rethink it. If you want your lips to look prettier and more youthful and kissable. You need to do the right thing. Each puff makes you wrinkle more! Day after day! Really!

💋 Wearing sunscreen on your face is a must. Also… pay particular attention to and protect the tissue on the upper lip area and chin from 🌞 sunburn and wrinkling!

💋 Honey 🍯 is a delicious and cheap lip treatment. It can be used on the lips only or all over the face!!

💋Lip brushes make your lipstick look better and your tube last longer. It is a makeup artists fave brush.

Do you have a passion for lipstick like I do? Share with me. I’d love ❤️ to know your go to. Fave color and why you love lipstick?

Have a fabulous National Lipstick Day! 💄💋

All the beautiful people and new products were in Las Vegas!

We beauty professionals and speakers have been waiting for over a year and half to reconnect with each other,educate and see what’s trending and new! The show did go on and I could not be BE ANY HAPPIER!

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The International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference was wonderful! My class went well. I was thrilled with all the beautiful faces looking to learn all I had to share with them too!

Yes, there was social distancing but we did not have to wear a face mask 😷 while educating. The show attendees had the option if vaccinated they did not have to wear a mask. There were sanitation stations and there was mindful social distancing. Attendance was UP considering what we have been through. Lines to shop 🛍 were long but worth the wait. I can’t believe the crowds of beauty PROS and spa and salon owners so many happy faces.

It was wonderful to be out and about and to TRAVEL on an airplane again. Seeing lots of people was great and Delta Airlines took good care of me! Chatting with strangers and and seeing SMILING FACES without face covers and masks was beyond joyous.

It was HOT and steamy in beautiful Las Vegas and I got a chance to work and play!!! One day it was actually 116 degrees.

Networking at it’s finest! Like a GIANT COCKTAIL PARTY! The IECSC show even treated us to a cocktail 🍸 or other libations to toast and welcome us back!

Here is a list of what I discovered on that’s Trending and NEW! Some I predicted and knew but some trends I saw on the show floor.

Skin care is HOT! It is even more in than makeup! We got to see the latest in action with LIVE demos on the show floor.

Facial embellishments were a thing and step aside tattoos and piercings. Pearls,colorful stencils,flowers and bold eye designs.

Wellness is a MUST in our lives. We must take better care of ourselves!

Self care is the best care!

“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.

Softer prettier makeup is the look now.

Brows and lashes are cared for with serums of gold. Brow laminations are hot.

Lash Lifts are still in.

False Lashes depending on who you speak to are out but faux lash companies are still selling. All kinds of lashes and COLORS!

OVER done and over the top contouring is OUT!

Lip plumpers are still coveted alongside a gorgeous lipgloss or 💄 lipstick.

To plump or not to plump?

Shimmery GLOWY skin is still with us.

Dermaplaning is still hot!

Concealing the entire face with concealer, highlighters and foundation is not in.

Tinted shampoos in all colors too!

Root Powder coverups in all HUES!

HAIR YOU WEAR and take off …faux bangs,pony’s and more are not going away.

Glossy faces!

Bright shiny glass like skin for the hair.

💅 Nails are fresh and natural but also pointed and embellished and long!

Facial Masks reign supreme! ALL kinds of treatments,smell and feel amazing!

Celebrities weren’t the only ones on the Las Vegas Strip.

We were there and it felt so amazing!

Stay tuned for my next beauty adventure!

Looking for a unique & beautiful gift?

I found something you might be interested in. It is a page and shop I follow on Instagram by a professional make-up artist and artist who creates lovely ART out of a photo or you can choose something from her artistic designs.

I did a telephone consult to chat on what I was looking for.

Next I emailed her a photo of my lips 👄 wearing a lipstain that I created for my cosmetic collection. It is a rosy hue. I love it so much I wanted to preserve the memory, photograph and the actual lipstick on my lips.

This is an postcard ad we sent out to my clients when we launched my lipstick. Isn’t it lovely?

This card photo is what I sent the artist to work from.

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Look at the magical piece she created!

It is a silk scarf! I love ❤️ it and am beyond impressed. The artist suggested I frame it and make it wall art but for now…..

I am simply enjoying it around my neck.

My 👄 scarf!

Her creation came with a small card that read:

Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection. Your fashion fairy godmother. Lady Barbara’s Art is your JOY, Beauty, Hope.

Wrap Yourself in Love”

Lady Barbara creates original 🎨 paintings, then translates those pieces to wearable art,home,fabric, which then become your fashion for rears original lifestyle brand.

Thank you for your encouraging support, with your Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection.

Her website is:

http://www.lbpartist.com

If you are looking for a legacy piece, a memorable gift or your logo on a scarf or other pieces. I highly recommend you look into this artist. I love ❤️ supporting other women business owners. It feels so good! I hope someday they will support me too.

That is why I went the extra mile and featured her scarf in my Valentine & Galentine Gift 💝 Ideas segment on TV.

Check out my video link on … WJXT-4

http://www.rivercitylivetv.com

Her Instagram account is:ladybarbarapinsonartist

No matter what the occasion I think it is a perfect gift! 💝

TREAT those pretty feet!

Have you ever heard of the Original Pedi-Sox?

Pedicure,yoga,dance class or D.I.Y. at home pedi’s you need this!

I even like to put a foot and heel cream or lotion on and go to sleep in them. If you own a nail salon or spa they are an awesome retail addition.

This winter take the chill off and pamper those dehydrated and not so pretty feet.

Slip on the sox as a final step in the pedicure process, apply toe nail polish. Your feet will stay clean and comfy cozy as moisturizer absorb. Toenails will dry flawless! They can be worn alone or with sandals and year round.

Fun designs, classic favorites and a variety of material weights to suit any desire. My two favorites are the sox with the lips called Lips’n’kisses and the animal print style.

SWAK Pedi-Sox

Wear flip-flops year round,  keep feet clean in Yoga class, or luxuriate the pedicure experience for your next pedicure at the salon.  

If you love getting or doing pedi’s you have to try and experience The Original Pedi-Sox! Worth a look!

http://www.theorginalpedisox.com

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RED Lips…Yes please!

It is time to  celebrate 🇺🇸 the red white and blue or even if you don’t celebrate it in your country let’s celebrate YOU! Mask on or mask off at home get out that red lipstick and celebrate America and happy to be alive too!

Lipstick 💄 is happiness, lipstick gives instant gratification. Lipstick gives your face a lift! 💋

Happy 4th! If you live in America. If you don’t you can still enjoy the beauty of a gorgeous red lipstick!

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Lipstick on your teeth?

Wanna know what is buzzing in beauty?

Looking for a cool tool you for your lipstick loving clients will LOVE?

Don’t you just hate lipstick on your teeth after you freshly applied your fave color?

Using the old beauty trick by sticking your finger in your mouth remove the remains so it does not stick on your teeth. You need Lipstuk. Created by two awesome girl bosses who happen to be moms and childhood friends.

What is does it look like?  A lipstick tube.

What is it made of? Baking grade silicone. Diswasher safe. Much more sanitary than your finger. EASY to use, clean and recyclable… Great for on the go!

What it does?

AFTER applying lipstick. Insert  Lipstuk in your tube.

Close lips around the tube indent and slide out to trap excess lips product. You may use the top to blot, smooth and blend out your lipstick.

Not only is it a cool useful beauty tool it is just plain adorable!

My two favorite hues Luscious Kiss Red and Pretty in Pink.

Another beauty hack that you can do is refrigerate or place in very cold water and chill it. Use it to cool down tired eyes after a long day or when you have a migraine.

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So don’t just sit there. Get yours and start enjoying lipstick free teeth!

Be the cool salon or spa on the beauty block and add this to your retail mix. Or enjoy it in your purse for beauty and touch ups on the go!

Candy Cane Lane

Have you gone down the candy aisle or shopped at one of Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s candy stores?

Candy canes are having a major moment right now. They come in so many hues and are so fun when used in a variety of delicious and decorative ways.

They come in so many colors and styles these days. I love to serve them to guests with milk, hot cocoa and crush them and sprinkle on top of cheesecake, cupcakes and more. I also enjoy serving my clients Candy Cane Lane hot Tea with a tiny candy cane hanging from inside the cup.

 

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They seem to make people of all ages smile around this time of year especially.

One of my fave ways to keep it fun at my makeup studio is by making some special clients a fresh home-made lip treat. Peppermint candy canes work well and taste refreshing. But I am also over the moon with the other flavors and colors available today.

All you need for my recipe is…

  • 1 fresh jar of organic coconut oil (not used from your kitchen pantry)
  • A candy cane of your choice.

Using a kitchen mallot I crush the canes into tiny pieces but a few mini chunks work well and are visually appealing.

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I then place a soup spoon (or fill with a 1/4 cup) of the coconut oil and place it in a microwave-safe small bowl. The amount of coconut oil depends on how much you want to make)

I sprinkle in a few pieces of the crushed candy cane.

I microwave for 50 seconds or less. I eyeball it. (Yes, you can do this on the stovetop but I like it this way too)

IF you want to have a peppermint kick add a dash of  food-grade peppermint oil.

Next, I take this mixture out of the microwave, stir a bit and let it cool very quickly and then place some of it in a small container. You will have leftovers depending on the size jar you use.

What you will have is a cool to the tongue and refreshing lipgloss or lip balm that is not only fun to make but this recipe is so EASY to do.

The shelf life isn’t months but more like a week or so but the feeling on dry winter lips and skin-softening will make you want to use it daily! Treat yourself or someone else this holiday season and keep those lips soft and kissable this cold winter!

Sometimes the best gifts are home-made and made with love!!! Don’t you agree?

 

Jingle Bells Lipstick Sells!

If you want to increase those holiday sales for the Holiday season starting with Black Friday you need to carry lipsticks!!!

Most spas and salons don’t and that is a BIG mistake as far as I am concerned. If you don’t carry lipsticks they are going elsewhere to buy it after they leave your business.woman with brown hair doing lipstick and holding little mirror

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To get started all you need are a few colors of lipstick, a clear lipgloss and a lip liner or two. TESTERS are the key to sales. If they can’t try them. They may not want to buy one.

Offer, hand sanitizer, plenty of tissues and a disposable lip brushes.

Keep your makeup area immaculate. Cleaning up after every client is important.

During the holidays and winter lip conditioners, balms and clear glosses sell. But RED lipstick comes out of hiding and reigns supreme!

When applying lipstick there are a few points I would like to make:

First teach your clients exfoliation of the lips is key. Either with a lip scrub off  your shelves or a teaspoon of brown sugar and a dash of olive oil. Oh so exfoliating and soothing and makes the lipstick glide on like silk.

 

Fair skin: The complexion is prone to redness and may be very sensitive. Look for sheer,blue based reds. These hues don’t look over the top and too bold against pale skin.

Olive skin: This warm undertone complexion can pull off almost any color! RED included.

Dark skin: This hue can be warm or cool. If the skin has golden tones (think Halle Berry), choose reds with a brown base like brick red, cinnamon and such. Is the skin darker and more blue-based go for deep ruby with a hint of pink. Cherry or a burgundy.

Let the lips be the center of attention!  Lipstick is an instant face lift…don’t forget that!

Even if your clients say they don’t wear makeup…Don’t let that stop you from painting her pout and most likely selling her a bodacious lipstick!

Pretty Lips = Happy Clients! 

 

 

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Jingle Bells Lipstick SELLS!

Get selling.

Celebrate National 💄Lipstick 💋 Day!

… With all of your clients and friends and family today.

I so adore and LOVE wearing lipstick and all things to do with the lips. I truly believe. And my mantra is “A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”.

So go out there and spread some love ❤️ and sell lots of lipsticks 💄to your clients today.

So, it is a must to celebrate the beauty of this day… July 29th. Serve yummy Lip-Tini’s and place your lipsticks on special all day long!

PS

I even tip or treat ladies with luscious lipsticks & lip balms. Waitresses, flight attendants, housekeeping at hotels and Concierge. It really pays to be kind! And you may get clients in return.