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!
It’s back and it is going to be FABULOUS and the best year ever!
I am talking about and so ready for the IECSC spa and wellness show. TheInternational Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference is THE show to attend in New York City in March!
If you own a spa, a salon or are a beauty Professional think about joining us too!
Especially if you have not ever attended this show or been in awhile…perhaps now is the time. I’ll be teaching a new makeup/skincare class “The Power of Makeup Consults and Makeup Consultations.” MONDAY March 14th at 10:00am.
I love what I do and educating and inspiring the beauty professional too!
COVID has really hurt our businesses and we need to reconnect with our clients via new retail offerings, new services to add to our current menu and more!
IF you cannot attend or are not in the business of beauty and wellness not to worry. I WILL be posting from NYC,the show floor and my classroom via my blog and social media like Tik Tok and Instgram.
I’ll share what’s HOT in makeup and skin, what’s New and so much more! New York is back too and we will celebrate with the city too!
As you connect with friends and family this Thanksgiving…I hope you welcome them to your door with a big smile, a warm hug and a blank piece of paper and a pen. The piece of paper is for them to write down what they are thankful for. Place all of the paper pieces from the guests and family in a pretty bowl or basket.
When the time is right and things have calmed down but before the evening is over. Allow someone to read what they wrote on the piece of paper or unique shaped piece. Like the bird shaped,pumpkin shaped or a beautiful red paper heart.
I wish I thought to do this lovely idea years ago.
Makes people aware of all they have to be grateful for…especially in the midst of these pandemic times. Some may not even realize how much they really have. Abs that maybe things aren’t as bad as it seems in their lives.
Have you ever tried this idea? I like to do this with some of my favorite clients in my business too.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. I want you to know I appreciate your following my beauty and lifestyle blog. I am thankful for the likes and for the kind comments. I am ever grateful that you like the words from my 🧡 heart to yours!
It’s cooler weather and I so love ❤️ fall. I’ve been traveling a bit. The airports are so busy it is so good to be out and about again. Wow how the country is looking amazing with the change of leaves!
Getting my business ready for the holiday season and enjoying life one day at a time.
I have been in awe with the beauty of the changing fall leaves, eating an apple a day, sipping apple cider, cozying up to an apple 🥧pie and enjoying the beauty secret in apples.
You asked me if I have a recipe for a face mask with apples and I’ll share one of my faves below.
🍎Do you know apples can fill you up? Sort of like drinking a tall glass of water 💦before a meal. Fills you up fast before you eat.
🍎Eating Apples (with the skin on) are especially good for you.
🍎 I mentioned before in a post I love to make fruit infused water with small slices of red and green apples. Adding a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar makes it extra delicious.
🍎 Apples make a great natural face mask not found in a jar on a store shelf. Fun to make and enjoy with your BFF or family too.
Here’s what you will need:
2 tbsp of crushed oats
1 red or green apple
1 tsp of organic local honey
Mix the above and add grated or puréed apples in a bowl.
Apply to the face and leave on at least 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
Next apply your fave facial moisturizer and eye gel
The oats in this recipe exfoliate the skin gently. The apples and honey give you plump abs glowing skin. Vitamin C rich and Vitamin A too. Boosts collagen too.
This is one of my absolute favorite days of the year!
It is National Lipstick day!
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?
People ask me what is my favorite travel tip for trips for work or play?
I had to create a new one. As I love to fly on an airplane or a quick trip drive outside of the city.
Nowadays I am getting kinda tired of this pandemic and grow restless. At times I feel a bit claustrophobic with a face mask on. So, I make sure BEFORE I leave the house or get on the plane I prep to put on my face mask scented with my favorite essential oil (not craft oils) TRUE essential oils.
My go to brand is made by the company Aura Cacia.
1. First lay out your face mask on the table.
2. Next, I sprinkle on the sides of the mask a drop of lavender oil NOT on the mouth area or near the eyes. More toward the mid cheek area. Both sides.
3. Let the mask 😷 dry. Place mask in baggie and you are ready for anything. POSSIBLE unruly passenger ✈️ on the plane,maybe turbulence, feeling anxious? Or when I’m getting tired of wearing that mask. The aromatherapy 🍃 is quite comforting.
No, it doesn’t make your skin breakout or irritate your skin.
I’ve been offering these type travel tips with my clients at my makeup studio. Now I’m sharing with you. Hope you try it out on your next vacay or mini road trip.
STRESS less. Chill out, keep calm.
For the return flight ✈️ or trip I already packed and did the above. But this time I added a cotton ball in the baggie with essential oil sprinkled on it. It makes the fragrance last longer and infuses in the baggie. Ready for your return.
After my trip I throw out the disposable mask 😷 but if you are using your fave cloth mask. Travel with two and wash them when you get home.
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!
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!
“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.
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.
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.
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.
Theanswer is pretty simple! A great set of makeup brushes! No you don’t have to go to extremes and buy a massive set. You just need to make sure you have a set you put together by putting a set together on your own. Or by the set. I also occasionally use a makeup setting spray. But I think MAKEUP looks better when applied with the proper tools. Sort of like a good baker or chef uses.
You really don’t need a dozen or more brushes. Depending how much makeup you use and what makeup you use will determine that. Makeup brushes make your makeup to look so pretty and gives your face a professional finish too. And the quality of the brush does matter. But you don’t have to spend a fortune $$$. And sorry a Dollar Store set won’t give you or your makeup kit what you need.
The main brushes you need are these:
A fan shaped blush brush
A concealer brush
An eye shadow brush one small and one larger for the outer corner or under the eyes to line or do a smoky under eye.
An eyebrow brush and lash comb.
A foundation brush or makeup sponge.
A fluffy powder brush.
A lip brush which will make your lipstick 💄 last longer.
If you really want to own more. Add as you need.
The key thing to remember is to PLAY, explore and see what works for you before you invest in a lot of brushes. If you are a beginner or a PRO make-up artist you might need to use a few more eye brushes but the more brushes you have doesn’t make you a better make-up artist!
And always remember clean brushes make a difference too! Dirty brushes make you break out and result in a dull and dirty looking complexion.
I feel like TRAVELING and enjoying life again… I want to go on a cruise! But since we can’t quite do that yet I thought I’d do the next best thing. Make a tropical hand and foot scrub.
Since I LOVE my clients. I am sharing this recipe with them and giving them some mini sample jars of this lovely scrub too.
If you own a business do you love to share recipes and beauty tips with your clients too?
Here is a simple recipe that is so easy to make yet gently exfoliates, brightens the skin and makes the skin so silky!
After all it is sandal season again.
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of brown sugar (sometimes I add a few rolled oats for visual fun)
Some lime zest
1 mason or jam jar
I LOVE the way this feels on the skin and my heels will look amazing too.
It even refreshes a pedicure and manicure too. Give your hands and feet some love ❤️. Guys will love it too!
Simply apply a scoop of this tropical 🌴 delight on your freshly washed hands and rub in. Go in circular motions. Then rinse with a wet and warm hand towel after leaving on at least 10 minutes.
Next apply to your feet and repeat.
I find this scrub lasts at least a week. I put it in the fridge. I pull out of the fridge and allow it to warm with the room temperature. Feels so cool and refreshing when you apply it. Especially on a hot summer 🌞 day.
Your skin will glow and the natural ingredients make it even better!