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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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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Need a Lift?

These two (a lipstick and a blush) I think are a winning combination. They give us a pop 👄 of color and can lift our spirits and even change our mood. We all need a little boost now more than ever. Don’t we?

Pink in any shade gives us a healthy rosy glow!

Something nude, brown or wine just quite won’t do.

Moving forward together into the summer yes we will and should  be wearing face covers or masks. We do it to protect others and they protect us to stop the spread of the virus. But when you aren’t wearing a face mask at home or in your own backyard, enjoying your family or enjoying a burger on the grill…. A little color can go a LONG way. I hear from my clients, friends and on TV how people are in a bit of a limbo state and some are depressed. We need to take a moment, enjoy and address by the little things. Don’t give in and get depressed. Surround yourself with beauty while the world is having a moment. Color your attitude.

We need to be our own makeup artist whether in the beauty business or if you are the girl next door,mom or working girl…we owe it to ourselves to be pandemic pretty.

Make the world prettier again with a pretty state of mind and one tube of  lipstick and a swipe of blush at a time!

PS

They say wearing PINK can make you look up to ten years younger!

 

 

Getting ready for …Valentine’s Day

My favorite time of year!

I have a whole prop house full of ❤️ hearts and kisses 💋all ready for the season of love!

Time to decorate if you haven’t already begun in your home, office,spa or salon.

Got left over red ribbon? Curling ribbon? Red wrapping paper or other festive things from the Christmas holidays?

Bring them out and save some money 💵 by using up the rest of the trimmings or anything red decor. (Pink or metallics work well too)

Barter with a business or client or family member who bakes and serve some yummy cupcakes, pie, cakes or even chocolates.

I also like to do a chocolate love ❤️ tree. I bought a cone shaped styrofoam piece from Michaels and covered it with parchment paper. I bought a terracotta flower pot and filled it with foam and covered it in faux grass. Looks like a 🌱 and a tree. Got it?

Next I take chocolates from a box of nice chocolates. Stick a tooth pick into a chocolate and pop it in the cone tree.

I fill the entire space of that cone tree with chocolates. Over the Valentine season we put them out the week of and serve them and a cup of decadent coffee. After 5:00 or on a Saturday we offer Champagne 🍾 spritzers. Or serve them straight up.

We decorate the table with confetti’s, shimmering glitter or conversation hearts. Cheap and easy!

We prepare 3 bodacious giveaways!

And do a drawing on Valentine’s ❤️ Day! Clients love it. We also do a drawing for Galentine’s Day.

We also make our lipsticks 💄and lip treatment 💋products or services on special. Who doesn’t love a SALE?

And tis’ the season for KISSING? 💋💋💋 Right?

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!

Have you ever been to…

Napa Valley?

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Oh what a pretty peaceful place. It is also a yummy spot to visit. The colors all around there are such an inspiration.

This fall one of the hottest makeup and nail lacquer hues are all about 🍷 wine, merlot and mauve lipstick, eyeshadows and blush. So many hues to play with!

Now is the time to update your or her look and add some deeper gorgeous hues into your world.

Get out those makeup brushes and paint some pretty faces. And sip some wine and enjoy those antioxidants and healthy beauty and body benefits of wine 🍷 and fresh grapes 🍇 too!

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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.

 

Ocean Blues and…

After a couple of days working on set at the ocean for a client…I am so inspired to blog about the shades of blue!

Ocean 🌊 Blues are so in fashion like denim 👖on denim and blue on blue. Blue-green,seafoam,teal,aqua and more. But the best part is the world of all shades of blue are the ones you can retail to your clients too.

Tis the season of summer! 🏖

IF YOU are wearing colors that are on trend your clients will want them too. Be on trend and offer retail therapy.

Don’t you just let be these serene and gorgeous hues?

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Aqua or a minty hues are oh so pretty too.

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Shades not only protect the eyes they accessorize the look! 😎

Hair glorious GLAM blue haired hues!

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It is all about the eyes this summer.

Either a look like this or a wash of one color all over the lid like a light shimmering gold or nude beach shade. Add any color eye liner and a navy mascara to create and open up her eyes and take away a tired look.

And let’s not forget about those crisp,cool,clean and white hot hues! Like white or silver eyeshadow and accessories too!

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White Hot Pearls are always in fashion and chic up any wardrobe.

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Offer your clients what’s colorful and trending this summertime ☀️ You’ll find a boost to your services and sales.

Spring is looking … Gorgeous!

Back from Chitown AKA Chicago and the spa and hair show! What a fabulous time I had.

I went two days sooner to enjoy the view… shop and eat my fav places too!

My makeup 💄 class went well. I love teaching. The show floors were filled with color, new skin care finds, nail and lashes galore! Lights, cameras and music 🎶 filled the show floors!

What’s trending?

Color !!! 🌈 rainbows of color for the hair, nails and makeup hues too! Neon is back from makeup,to fashion, to accessories!

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Say ” Goodbye”To naked & nude hues! Although rose gold still is the center of attention in makeup,hair and fashion.

Say “Hello” to color and fun.

Bold lipsticks. Fierce eyeshadows. Fun deep cleaning, tightening and hydrating face masks and more!

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And… New skincare tools & gadgets.

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We gave away our Lucky Cookie 🥠 Asian Beauty Box to one lucky winner at the NASNPro booth with founder Denise Fuller.

If you couldn’t make it to a show or conference yet this year! Yet!

See you in Las Vegas at the International Esthetician’s Cosmetics and Spa show. Alongside the International Beauty Show! It’s not too late to buy your ticket 🎫 to my class and make it a mini educational & shopping 🛍 for your business vacation trip too!

Explore beyond your salon or spa door! Come out,learn all things new and be inspired too!

Tips and Tricks…The Business of Lipstick

When it comes to makeup…Lipstick has always been a passion of mine. I love helping women select a hue and all things for the lips too. I must have fifty lipsticks on my vanity and I use them ALL!

My mantra is ‘A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine.”

Lipstick gives instant gratification and brightens the complexion. Applying lipstick is a quick demo that sells! Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and for the lips!

When a woman is blue, she knows just what to do. She buys herself a new lipstick!

Even if you do not retail make-up, think about carrying a brand of lipsticks. Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and more! If you already carry lipsticks. Bravo for you!            

 Lipstick is a cheap thrill. Carry a nice array of shades. If you do not retail lipsticks after they leave your spa, they are buying it elsewhere.

  • A survey says 75% of women believe that wearing lipstick improves their confidence and makes them look & feel better.
  • Lip stain lipsticks in all kinds of hues or glossy stains are all the rage and last longer on the lips than regular lipsticks. Carry at least one brand of them. Do not miss carrying this big seller.
  • Teach your clients how to savor the last drop of their lipstick or lip balm or ones that have melted, broken or been discontinued. A great idea is to retail (empty) lip palettes for your clients to store their lip products. They can mix & match colors like a makeup PRO with a case like this and a lip brush. Eco friendly and good for the planet too. They love this idea.
  • A lip brush offers a professional application and makes the clients lip shade look better and last longer on the lips. Consider carrying them too.
  • Little old ladies rub their lips together after applying their lipstick. Show your clients how to blot their lips as old Hollywood makeup artists did. Then the color will not stick to the teeth.
  • Most women wear a lipstick but they may not use a lip conditioner. Turn them on to one and professionally recommend they use it at night before they go to sleep.
  • Slow business months or tough economic times lipsticks are always profitable.
  • Lip products do not take up a lot of space and are a wonderful impulse item!
  • Lip pencils give shape and definition to the mouth and make the lipstick stay within the lip outline. They are still on trend and in but steer clear from those dark liner hues.
  • Lipstick Base is like foundation for your lips! It helps to keep the lipstick color remain true and not feather outside the lip line.
  • Tinted Lip-gloss can be substituted for a blush when blended quickly on your cheek and tap with warmth of your finger in a little rosy healthy rosy glow circle. Clients love when you share these type of beauty tips!
  • To make the lips look fuller…outline the lips with liner slightly outside the lip line, which makes them appear fuller.
  • To makes, lips look smaller…apply lip liner inside the rim of the lip to make the lips appear smaller.
  • Add some shimmer lipsticks to your collection for a sexy perfect pout. Illuminates the lips.
  • Teach your clients …the darker the lipstick she wears the smaller her lips will appear.
  • The lighter or more medium tone lipstick your client wears the larger the lips will appear.
  • Beauty Flashback…invisible lip liner is back in a big way and magically keeps lipstick or gloss from running down out of the lip area.
  • Have your clients kiss their lips good night with a super hydrating lip treatment
  • Cracked dry flaky lips need some love with a little TLC vitamin C or E lip treatment to correct the problem. May be used alone or under a lipstick. Men love it too.
  • KBeauty Gel Lip masks are amazing and are great for retailing or for an add on –service to your facials. Great for sun damaged lips and for smokers and those who puff and vape too.
  • Start a Lipstick Club: Buy 6 get 7th one free!

I love whipping up recipes in my beauty Kitchen.

Enjoy my recipe below.

PUCKER UP, Buttercup… Lip Sugar Scrub

 Add this natural skin care treat to your facial room as a treat OR as an add-on service! 

What you will need:

 1 teaspoon of organic brown sugar

1 teaspoon of grape seed oil or almond oil

 Optional: Add a dash of vanilla or rosewater (the foodie kind from a Middle Eastern store) for a kiss of flavor yumminess.

Stir these two ingredients together in a mini bowl.

Apply on clean lips with a small brush. Leave on a few minutes.

Rub this mix on the lips and move back and forth gently.

Leave on the lips for at least ten minutes for it to do magic.

Rinse well with water and warm washcloth.

Apply a lip conditioner or lip balm afterwards.

This recipe is also good for YOUR mail clients too!

 

My Tips and Tricks for Perfect Lips:

 Perfect – exfoliate with above recipe or a lip exfoliator for a smooth lip canvas.

Prep – with a lip base or lip primer to keep the lipstick lasting and color remain true.83MV9352

Apply –shape the lips with lip liner first and fill in with lipstick or colored lip-gloss.

Shine –Add a dash of gloss in center of the lips.

*For an extra sexy, pout. Add a powder highlighter or light shimmery eye shadow to the center of her lips. This is a secret from makeup artists from Fashion Week all over the globe. As well as magazines and that amazing lingerie show that we see on TV every year.

 As you can see, I am mad about making up the lips and sell many lipsticks to my clients in my business too. It is my fave part of the face to apply makeup too. I hope I have renewed your beauty passion and that you will love selling them too.