So Happy it is the start of the 🍂 Autumn season.🍁

I fall in love 🧡 with this season every year. It doesn’t get old. I love the feel, scents and the weather. It is like the earth 🌎 is exfoliating the past season and getting us ready for winter in more ways than one.

How about you? What do you like about autumn 🍂?

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I LOVE …pumpkin patches!

Leaves 🍁 in all kinds of hues.

Apple 🍎 picking season

Flannel anything

Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick

Bonfires 🔥 with marshmallows.

Hot Cocoa

Fall scented candles

Hayrides

Adding a new sweater and cozy 🧦 to my wardrobe.

I LOVE them all.

This fall for makeup and fashion it is all about cinnamon and brown earthy hued eye shadow and lipsticks.

Discover some new PINK hues too! There are so many shades to choose from. Celebrities are rocking Barbie Pink and on the fashion show runways. Pink is always a good idea. It brightens the teeth and complexion.

Update your style if it has been awhile. Let’s enjoy all the beauty, scents and sounds the season has to offer.

I am counting down to my last guest speaking engagement of the year at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show …where I will be teaching in West Palm Beach.

Can’t wait to shop and feast all the beautiful places in Palm Beach! 🌴 🕶 🌊

Have you ever been?

Old School Lip 👄 Beauty!

There’s a beautiful product that you may not know about. It is an old school apothecary beauty product invented and created in 1895. I have enjoyed it for years! I use it in my makeup kit for makeup assignments. I also even carry it on my beauty shelves in my studio.

Love 💕 love 💕 love!

It is called Rosebud 🌹 Salve. Make-up Artists, esthetician’s, fashion magazines and Celebrities consider it their number one #1. lip balm. It is also a popular staple in hairstylists kit and makeup artists kits. As it not only conditions the lips it is great for hair flyaways.

It comes in a simple round tin. No fancy packaging, It is quite the multi-tasker!

It is also a mommy and family favorite used to aid on the relief of dry skin, diaper rash and the company says for detergent burns. Nail techs love to use it on cuticles and dry knuckles,and elbows as well.

Another version is Rosebud Mentholated balm with skin loving ingredients formulated by G.F.Smith’s grandson Allen R.Smith Jr.. it helps with not only the skin but bug bites, allergies, sore red itchy noses from the cold and other minor skin ailments.

Even the great granddaughter got involved and formulated and designed the newer lip product Smiths 🍓 Strawberry lip balm. Smells like Strawberry Shortcake!

All of the above lip formulas are very emollient!

If you ❤️ love all things beauty and fashion like I do… You gotta try this wonderful lip balm.

Oh by the way, if you’re a fan of mini tube like packaging you’ll love their new small but mighty squeeze tubes.

But my favorite is Rosebud Salve in the tin!

Wanna Look Younger?

Here are a few easy ways you can update your look and achieve this:

I love foundation but … Go lightly! WET your makeup sponge with water or a Rosewater before you apply your foundation for a more “natural look”. Creamy formulas or a light mineral liquid foundation work best! If you like a powder foundation simply apply it with a kabuki powder brush instead of a sponge.

Invest in a good eyelash curler! It perks those lashes up and curls them too.

Using an eyelash curler is like a boob job for your lashes!

Go easy on your blush. Use a cream or gel formula. If you use a powder apply your blush with a fan brush.

Creamy formulas give you a more natural rosy healthy glow!

Choose mascara in rich navy, purple or green hues. If you must use brown instead. Black makes your eyes defined but can make your eyes look tired and appear smaller.

* I like to mix and match mascara on my 50 plus clients especially. Navy mixed with a coat of black is softer than a straight black hue. Deep purple on bottom lashes will make whites of the eyes brighter and under eyes fresh!

Play up your eyes with a bit of tinted mascara!

Don’t over tease or over spray your hair you’ll look outdated. Get haircuts on a regular basis. Nothing ages you faster than dry unkept hair. If you dare get a bob haircut or lighten up on the length of your locks.

Gloss those 👄 lips! After applying lipstick apply a dash of a shiny hydrating lip gloss in the center top and bottom of your lips.

Gloss on!

Nail polish 💅 in softer hues don’t need much maintenance or show chips easily. A pearl,champagne,silver,icy pink or blue will update you too!

Choose lighter or medium shades as they are more youthful looking! Your skin will look better too!

Keep up with your neck! We’re all getting a tech neck by looking down at our phones or hunching over a computer. It’s time to invest in a neck cream.

Happy, hydrated skin looks younger.

Keep smiling! 😎 Let people wonder what you’re up to!

Ready to rock …

If you’re in the beauty and wellness industry you need to be here this year!

If you’re not you’re in luck. I’ll kiss 💋 & tell all I saw and learned from my spa show and take you on a tour of Las Vegas through photos. I love 💕 love 💕 love the beauty industry and proud to be a speaker and educator too.

Always an awesome show it is THE show of the year to attend. Packed with amazing speakers, free manufacturer classes and paid workshops on all kinds of topics.

I’ll be teaching a class “Age is Just a Number”

I’ll share my MAKE-UP Artist beauty tools and secrets I use in studio and on the set.

This show is alongside the International Beauty Show filled with …products,inspiration and classes on….Hair, Nails, Skin,Massage, Facials and a massive show floor as well. TWO beautiful shows in one!

Just got back from Chicago!

TWO of the hottest shows were there…and I worked, I played,dined and explored!

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Even though I travel to Chicago often o NEVER get tired of it. So much to enjoy, eat and do!

Here’s what I found at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and SPA conference and AMERICAS’ Beauty Show in Chicago this year:

Makeup is a little different …no cake face! No buffet of makeup on the face on a daily basis.

Self-care continues to be in the forefront of beauty and skincare!

It was all about Lashes for days! So many lashes and lash extension classes now more than ever. Faux Lashes and lash extensions don’t seem to be going away.

Vajacials are STILL trending.

Anal bleaching….yes it is a thing. Brghtenup wowed the crowd.

Teeth are getting some bling with …Tooth Kandy! They dazzled on the show floor.

Men’s grooming is HOTTER than ever.

Now that everybody seems to be getting Tattoos aftercare skin care is big business.

HAIR CARE is becoming more clean, green and anti-aging too. Appliances and tools are on fire.

I also discovered some yummy places to eat. One was the infamous Gibsons of Chicago. It reminded me of old Hollywood restaurants. The service was divine and the the food was too. If you are ever in the Rosemont area attending a show at that convention center or have business near by…You must try the Garbage Salad.

I had to stop yet again by the infamous Garetts popcorn for their caramel & cheese mixed popcorn. OMG so decadent. Your lips will not be able to resist.

The micro breweries are still poppin everywhere and the bar and brewery called Short Fuse Brewing Company had a great vibe and made many beers on site.

Beer 🍺 Beer and More Beer!

SHOPPING downtown Chicago and the Magnificent Mile are awesome.

My favorite store downtown is AKIRA.

But I fell in love with the FASHION Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. There was Bloomingdales, Steve Madden, Nordstrom Rack and more.

Did I forget to mention Versace? The line to get into the the VERSACE store was enormous. I didn’t have time to wait. I wanted to buy a pair of Steve Madden shoes I saw in the window but the long line red rope and door assistant were NOT moving. I tried!

Shoppers,shopper and more shoppers. All got in my way.

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!

I’m so crushed!

I went shopping to some of my favorite stores this week and one store in particular I so adore. I saw something I had to WARN YOU ABOUT. The beauty department was filled with women and girls going crazy over all the new product and beauty tool additions. They were shopping like they mean it! On the hunt.

BUT their hands were touching all over the bottles, potions and fragrance. No pandemic here! Everyone so close near each other. No safe social distancing a bit here!

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Women were trying on, testing and sniffing like there was no tomorrow! Contaminating all around them without a care.

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From soaps, to serums, to hand and body lotions and essential oils. Opening boxes and noses PRESSED to the actual soap bars and top of the product jars. No staff around not one stopped them. I’m sure the store was a made house so they might have missed these women doing this but even if the store was not during the holiday season that anyone would say anything to them!

This store is a discount store there are NO Testers. It’s not Nordstrom, Macy’s or Bloomingdales.

I hated to see this happen. After the women decided the scent, the soap bar or skincare wasn’t for them they threw it back. Not placed. Actually threw it back on the shelf.

I felt for all the people who might select these very products and give them as gifts AFTER these handful of women put there nose 👃 inside and touched or squirted product on their hands.

I would never ever allow that to happen in my studio. My guests who shop here would never even think to do this!

So just a word of advice.. please make note and BEWARE and be aware! Think about where you buy your beauty, fragrance products and beauty gifts.

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! 💄💋

Using sunless tanner?

Here’s a reminder I always tell my clients when they use self tanner or get a spray tan.

Two things…Exfoliate your skin first!

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I also follow this up with a sheet mask on my face and décolleté.

I am crazy about an exfoliate brand from Japan available in the US. It is called Cure Natural Aqua Gel. It is a clear gel that you apply on clean skin.

This is a must for self tanner to look good. It also is a good idea for any makeup you wear to glide on like silk!

After you apply you let it dry and leave on at least 3 minutes.

And gently roll off/ sloughing and saying bye to those dead skin cells. Rinse well.

I also love to use this product on a photo shoot and on a bride or bridal party working on location.

It is so easy to use. No harsh granuals and can even be used under the eye area.

I have very sensitive skin but this product gives me only fabulous non irritating results. Natural! Check them out on Instagram. That’s how I discovered them.

Next…

You must up that shade of foundation or even tinted moisturizer hue OR your neck and chest will not match nor be even in tone.

Buy a darker foundation!

I see so many girls miss the mark on this and the look isn’t very pretty! You’ll have a lighter neck and tan face and body. Sometimes you might need to buy another darker foundation as well.

As we roll into the summer think about keeping a safe tan and not bake like a dozen cookies 🍪 in the oven. They smell and taste great … can burn too. And as for a tan the end result you may develop more than a tan. As a skin cancer survivor. I know.