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”
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!
TWO of the hottest shows were there…and I worked, I played,dined and explored!
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.
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, SteveMadden, 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.
It has been a busy few days getting ready for Chinese New Year 🧧 in my personal life and in my beauty business. I love celebrating the beauty of every single day!
Yesterday I did and featured a fun segment on TV 📺 chatting it up on all things lunar new year.
Chinese New year is a 15 day celebration I didn’t want another day to go by without sharing one of my beauty secrets… Asian Rice Powder.
It is a fierce and fabulous multi-tasking beauty product!
Looks like a square chocolate brownie only it’s white in color. It reduces shine on your T-zone and makes your makeup last longer. It also makes keeps your makeup shades from turning orange. You know what I mean? Sometimes people have issues with that from their body chemistry. Very frustrating! Their foundation colors, powder or blush turns a not so pretty darker and orange like hue.
It is an iconic beauty powder that is centuries old. Not a powder from Japan theater 🎭 or used by geisha’s. It’s light and lovely. In fact people love the delicate floral scent.
Years ago I turned my clients on to this! Especially brides-to-be, brides and bridal parties.
Counting down to the beauty of the fall season and guest speaking at this spa and wellness conference. I am already packing my beauty bags for my class!
After a challenging year and a half we are finally getting back to business and need to refresh,renew and think of a few things new. If you work in the world of beauty and skin care I hope to see you there! Not too late to get your ticket!
Come join us and have some fun! Did I mention the show floor is massive and full of awesome deals?
I like all the cute and practical cosmetic bags on the market. I own so many! And my favorites all have lips 💋 on them! But they really are just that! Cute!
There’s a new kid on the beauty block and it’s amazing! Not just for professional makeup artists like me! Although coveted by them. But this bag is made for YOU too!
It is an anti-microbial bag that protects and keeps your beauty 💄 and skin care and makeup brushes clean and you safer!
A healthy cosmetic bag! Who knew?
The above cosmetic bag is chic but the SterileLight bag is better!
The bag also comes with an anti microbial mat included.
If you do makeup, travel for your work, fly on airplanes ✈️ the mat is everything too! It protects your makeup and brushes at the hotel. You can even use it on your tray table on an airplane. You can never be too careful or clean.