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!