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!

The perfect pick me up for you this spring!

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Is to buy a NEW lipstick and nail lacquer this spring! I know you think since there is so much focus on the eyes while we are still wearing face masks or face covers that you don’t need to wear a lipstick but you do! Lipstick is sunshine on a cloudy day like in Florida today. I just got up but am supping my Chai tea with a pretty lipstain and my lingerie on! It makes me feel good and is hydrating my lips too.

I also bought a new nail polish by OPI the other day.It is an awesome hue of lilac and purple.

BOTH of these make me happy. Every single time I lift my hands or do things with my fingers I see the colors on my nails it lifts my spirits. It can do the same for you!

That is why I teach my clients to take care of themselves and carve out some time on Self Care Sunday. This little gesture,this little time for you is great for your mental health and if you are feeling a little blue. This spring there are so many new lip and nail shades to choose from.

What color is calling you?

So go ahead paint that pout and brighten your nails with a pop of color. A little color goes a LONG way.

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! 💝

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.