Ready to kiss 💋 Chicago “Hello” again! I’ve so MISSED this fabulous part of the country. ✈️
I’m guest speaking and educating at the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa show. I’ll also be attending other classes and shopping the massive show floor! This year the show will be near O’Hare airport at a Convention Ctr there.
Always a fabulous show. And will be attending America’s Beauty Show in the same convention center which is a hair show with a combination of beauty, skin and nails!
So come back for more and I’ll be sharing all things beauty from the show floor!
People often complain to me about their eye 👁 bags. You know bags or baggage 🧳 under the eyes, puffy eyes, tired eyes.
So, besides using an eye product on a store shelf, another quick rescue is a tea 🍵 bag. Brewed tea bags work magic under the eyes. Squeeze the tea bag gently and place the almost room temperature tea bag on closed eyes. Not caffeine free. I love to use a green tea. Leave on under the eyes at least 12-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
If that doesn’t float your boat, there is always the “tried and true” fresh 🥒 cucumber! Cucumber slices really cool the skin down and help de-puff too.
Did you know potatoes 🥔 can assist with bags under the eyes and eyelids too?
Yes, a thin slice on each lid closed ( and top lid too) can have the same rescue too.
And of course there is always a bag of frozen peas and or frozen mixed veggies will do good and work too!
My clients love my recommendations that are easy to do and fresh from a tea farm and Mother Nature too! 🍃
Have you got a beauty or skin care remedy you’d like to share with me too? Do tell.
I love helping my clients look and feel amazing! So, since a few of you have asked for another recipe for the feet… here goes!
Best of all it is a UNISEX treat!
All you have to do is put all these ingredients together and head to your bathroom or a cozy chair,the bathtub or an area you can get a little messy in until you rinse it away.
1/4 cup of oatmeal
1/4 cup of cornmeal
3 tablespoons of grape seed or sunflower 🌻 oil
2 tablespoons of Himalayan sea salt or brown sugar
Stir all of the above together. If it is too thick you can water it down with a few sprinkles of water 💦. Stir again.
Apply and rub mixture gently on clean feet. I like to go up to the ankles too. Pay attention to the heels as well.
Allow this DIY treat to set and be on the feet at least 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm and wet towels or larger wash cloth.
The oatmeal softens, the oil gives you enough slip to move around the foot and lower part of the legs, corneal and salt exfoliate. Your feet and ankles will be nourished, hydrated and softer. It’s Self-CareSunday!
Let’s try and make every day a self-care day. But if you can’t at least do one or two fabulous things for yourself on one day.
I love fruits and veggies! Over the years I not only served up some delicious treats for my family. I started to serve my clients fresh juice potions for their skin and health. So today I am sharing one of those recipes with you!
My Cantaloupe 🍈 Crush!
All you need for this drink recipe is:
4 cups of chilled fresh cantaloupe
1 cup of cool 🍋 Lemon juice
1 tbsp. Local 🍯 honey
1 tiny piece of peeled ginger or grated ginger
I serve the juice in pretty glasses or in mini shot glasses.
😎If you want to make it a little tropical 🌴 or you’re entertaining at home. Add 1/4 cup of good rum.
Place cubes and cantaloupe, lemon juice,honey and ginger in a blender.
I love the month of May! Depending where you live the weathers warming up a bit, the flowers are in bloom and spring really speaks to us.
Flowers are the perfect pick me up!
Sunshineon our shoulders brightens our day!
Fruit and veggies arrive and we can enjoy the freshest ones in season.
It is also a time to remember to ADD even more sunscreen into our daily ritual. A shot glass filled is a great start. If you’re spending time outdoors or at the beach you’ll need to apply it even more.
It is SKIN Cancer Awareness month and this is a reminder don’t forget to wear sunscreen. SPF is the skin care secret for less wrinkled and to stop damaging your skin. The sun 🌞 can give you skin cancer in rain ☔️ or shine.
As a skin cancer SURVIVOR I urge you to do this! Not for me but for YOU and the health of your skin too.
My clients always ask me the secret to having younger looking skin?
Sunscreen, a good nights rest and not going to sleep with makeup on is at the top of my list answer.
Before the pandemic we would make smoothies and juicing at my makeup and skin studio for our clients.
A new recipe each month it was our treat and pleasure! My clients LOVED them. We served them in shot glasses and called them different fun names. Now we have had to stop serving them but share the recipes with them!
We MISS the good old days with our our clients!
Here is one of our popular recipes I thought you’d enjoy.
Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during EarthDay month.
What you will need to make this delicious smoothie.
In a blender,combine a ripe pitted and peeled avocado with a cup of cold milk and some ice cubes.
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or strip a vanilla bean pod.
I like to …Blend the above in a blender or use a frother.
A fabulous source of fiber,potassium and vitamins. Beauty bonus? Good for you fats.