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?

Juicy!

It seems as though JUICY 🥤 is the “word of the day” at this time for our skin! Social media, magazines, celebrities and shopping channels tout it as something we need to attain. But I’m a bit confused.

I don’t know about you but I’m not sure why we want it. Nor how we get “juicy skin”

I love healthy looking pretty skin and enjoy the rituals for taking care of my skin. But coveting “juicy” is not one I necessarily want.

However I do love juicing and the fun pretty potions I can create and whip up in what I husband calls… “My Beauty Kitchen”

I make them with all kinds of fruits, veggies, and even herbs. So delicious! Whether I want something fruity, very veggie or for a burst of energy you can make some awesome drinks. Including something sweet!

This afternoon I made a yummy and bodacious …

I love the beauty & potassium from bananas!

“Banana 🍌 Split” … not what you may think. No ice cream and no cherry on top.

What you will need for this recipe:

2 fresh ripe bananas

1 1/2 cups of coconut milk

1 teaspoon of maple syrup or agave nectar

4-5 ice cubes, crushed

Place the above in a blender. Mix it until smooth, creamy and dreamy!

*Sprinkle coconut 🥥 flakes on top!

I’m crazy for coconut! 🥥

Add a mini drink umbrella & festive paper straw if you’d like.

Enjoy this cooling and refreshing milkshake like smoothie! Great for your sweetie or the whole family.

Kiss 💋 this heatwave “Goodbye and Sip Away!”

Let’s make some…Spa water!

I recently traveled to Las Vegas for work and play! They have the best spas and shopping! Today for throwback Thursday I am thinking of some of my fabulous spa moments and SPA Water.

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As we are still in hot summer days I thought I’d share a recipe that I so love to make for my clients and family.

Sweet & Refreshing Strawberry and Pineapple Water. Both pineapples and strawberries have so many beauty and body benefits.

Pineapples help your gut and digestive tract. Packed with nutrients,antioxidants and enzymes. They also help to decrease your getting colds and infections. On the skin they are a great gentle skin exfoliator. A delicious sweet treat!

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Strawberries are a juicy form of Vitamin C. Eating them can help to lower the risk of cancer some doctors say. Can help reduce diabetes,heart disease and more .They too can be used as a fresh face mask mashed up and applied to the skin.

1 pineapple (cored) and sliced

1 large container of strawberries cut up in slices

1 pitcher of water

*ice cubes are optional

Serve cool or cold.

Did you know one of actress Catherine Zita Jones beauty secrets is to apply slices of fresh cut strawberries on her teeth to brighten them?

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I hope you have fun with these tips and recipes and try them for your complexion, a fruity snack or to make SPA water.

Are you in the business of beauty & wellness?

Be in the know … you might want to go!

This well known spa and wellness show is in West Palm Beach 🏝 Florida at the Convention Center. October 9th and 10th 2022.

I so look forward to educating this fall. October 9th at 10:00AM.

I’ll be teaching a class on makeup 💄 and marketing your beauty or spa business with makeup.

My class is “Makeup for the Minimalist”. You know things have changed a lot since Covid arrived in our lives and our clients have too!

Get your ticket 🎟 to attend this show. Come to my class and shop 🛍 the fabulous show floor.

Make it a mini vacay and stay a day longer. Enjoy the beauty and delicious food of Palm Beach, maybe shopping and book an appointment for a spa in the area.

Get inspired and learn all things new!

All the holidays are coming up soon and you need to get your clients excited too!

See you there!

Take a walk on the beach 🏖 or sit poolside. 😎

Door Prizes!

😎 Keep Cool!

Oh it’s so HOT and steamy outside! Isn’t it?

Summer heat is coming in hot!

When out of town I made myself a cocktail and facial slushee in my hotel room. Yes even on the road I love to whip up treats for my husbands and my skin. We both can’t seem to cool down and our eyes are puffy from all the salty snacks and yummy food.

You know puffy eyes are caused by water retention. A cold, allergies,food,drinking alcohol and jet ✈️ lag all can give you unwanted puffy eyes!

A few Cucumber recipes to cool you off!

So 🥒 cucumbers to the rescue!

I ❤️ love to use cucumbers for puffy eyes, beverages, as a snack and in delicious salads I so enjoy.

It is such a cool and delicious treat to use on your eye lids abs under puffy eyes and to eat.

What you will need is:

1 fresh cucumber

Ice cubes (crushed)

1 washcloth

Crush ice cubes and add the scooped out cucumber 🥒 pulp.

A cucumber 🥒 and ice slushee is the answer!

Place into a washcloth and lay down on a bed or a recliner. Close your eyes and just chill in more ways than one.We relaxed and did it for 15 minutes.

Another way to cool down is a bottle of Perrier or Italian sparkling 💦 water like San Pellegrino.

Add some 🥒 cucumber slices and some fresh squeezed lemon 🍋 juice. Place a few lemon slices into the glass.

If you’re not traveling and at a hotel. You can do this at home. Make a pitcher of water add lemon 🍋 and cucumbers. It is so refreshing and cooling. Ice is optional.

Some doctors say that drinking iced 💦 water with lots of ice cubes actually doesn’t cool you off. They suggest room temperature or slightly chilled water with no ice is best! Interesting huh?

Keep cool 😎!

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!

Life is kinda crazy these days!

Hasn’t it been for all of us?

I’m back from guest speaking in Las Vegas and all went beautifully. But I am STILL trying to recover from high temperatures, swollen ankles and the fun I had!

I got to unpack my bags this weekend and classroom supplies and enjoy a 4th of July with an intimate barbeque and yummy treats. I so appreciated the timing and safe return to have this long holiday weekend. After watching the news I am grateful I did not have any travel issues at two airports.

Yesterday I felt like whipping up a bath salt soak and I thought you might like to try to make this DIY too.

1 1/2 Tbsp. jojoba oil (as a carrier oil)

3-12 drops of lemon 🍋 essential oil (or grapefruit essential oil)

1 1/2 or 2 cups of Epsom salts

Use immediately or you must store in an airtight container. Will last safely a few days.

So refreshing and relaxing.

When life gives you a crazy schedule and you’re exhausted…

Take care of yourself with a 😎 Lemonade Lemon Bath 🛀 to soak in and just chill out!

Sip a glass of fresh lemonade or enjoy some Lemoncello. 🍋 and make your ME time bath even sweeter.

And don’t forget to add some mint to your drink or lemonade!

*Tweak this recipe as needed especially if you want to make more.

Note: if you are allergic to any of these ingredients don’t use them. Substitute for another ingredient.

Enjoy!

Yummy Skin Smoothies

I love to play on my beauty kitchen. And I love to cook too!

Today I craved a smoothie. My avocados 🥑 were over ripe so I decided to whip up an Avocado smoothie with a dash of an apple 🍏 I had leftover. I call this my afternoon delight snack.

What you will need for this recipe:

1 peeled and pitted avocado

2 apple slices

1 cup of milk of your choice

1/8 teaspoon of vanilla

A dash of sugar (optional)

Add ice cubes

Blend above until creamy and smooth.

Good for you! Loaded with vitamins, fiber and fats your body needs.

Sometimes you just CRAVE greens 🥬.

Don’t you?

Sip your veggies! 🥑

If you’ve got an avocado that’s about to go bad or too mushy… make a face & neck mask out of it. Simply mash it up and apply to clean skin.

Leave on your skin at least 10 minutes.

Rinse and add your favorite moisturizer.

Your skin will feel awesome especially after a day at the beach 🏖 or hot summer day.

Got a recipe you’d like to share with me?

Do tell. I love ❤️ hearing from you.