Smoothies are delicious and so easy to make. I like to drink them for different reasons and what they do for my body and skin.
I have served this to my clients and enjoy its deliciousness too.
What you will need:
1/2 cup of pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
1/2 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or unsweetened frozen)
1 tbsp lecithin granules
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp dried goji berries
3 to 4 ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)
❤️ This recipe is from one of our skincare icons Dr Howard Murad founder of Murad Skin Research Laboratory. In my years guest speaking across the country at spa and beauty conferences he lectures too. He’s a very kind and brilliant doctor.
Artificial sweetener (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender, liquefy. ENJOY!
It addresses cellulite and for the skin on the body to look better too but I drink it for it’s anti-aging properties to make my skin BETTER and look younger doesn’t hurt either. Incorporated into a healthy diet. It can make a big difference in the skins appearance.
If you’d like to learn more and enjoy his other recipes. Look into The Cellulite Solution. His book is a must for your library! Caring is sharing and I hope you like this smoothie as much as I do.
At times like these we need to take care of our immune system and body too. Since it is summer and we shed our clothes and show more skin we need to also slough off dead skin cells. As well as hydrate the skin on our face and body too. One of my clients shared this recipe with me a long time ago. And I recently discovered it in my pandemic cleaning purge of some paper work etc.
I almost forgot how much I like this recipe alongside eating a bowl of oats or granola with home-made yogurt and fruit in season. To make home-made from scratch yogurt I use Belle + Bella. They have an amazing starter packet and unit to make it. It is fun and when i have leftovers (right) instead of licking the spoon I use the fresh yogurt on my face for a gentle neck and face mask.
She stirs in all ingredients and suggests you take some time in the tub.
Place a handful of the mix onto your body. She recommends paying close attention to rough areas like,elbows,knees, hands and feet. Allow the scrub to rest on your skin. Next she recommends rubbing with warm water and a washcloth or a loofah sponge.
After you get out of the tub. Dry your skin slightly and while damp apply your favorite hand and body lotion.
Your skin will feel soft and fresh you’ll feel brand new!
I miss seeing my clients in my makeup studio. I miss touching their faces! I miss giving them hugs too. Now with the pandemic things are so very different. I have NOT opened my beauty cottage YET. The Covid-19 numbers upticking here in Florida I don’t want to yet. I care about my clients safety and the health of my family.
I also remember the good old days when we would serve them all kinds of treats and drinks. From sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and lavender buds and chocolate dipped strawberries to sparkling drinks. Rose wine 🍷 was the last drink we served them in March.
Here is one of the recipes I enjoyed serving them. I thought you might enjoy this coming weekend. Or tonight!
Rose Sparkler with Raspberries and Lemons.
What you will need to make this refreshing drink:
1 bottle of chilled rose
1 1/2 pt. of fresh raspberries
2 tsp.of sugar
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
Sliced lemons and raspberries for embellishment!
Mash the raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with sparkling rose. Serve over ice with the sliced lemons and raspberries.
I wanted to share a glass of wine with my husband while in quarantine and decided to take it a bit further. So, being the skin care professional and makeup artist I am I had to make something with a beauty and self caretwist.
D.I.Y. Wine Mask for TWO
1 bottle of red wine which is filled with antioxidants.
2 tablespoons of red wine
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (I prefer Greek yogurt) exfoliates gently
Mix both of these in a glass bowl.
Wash your face like you normally do.
Apply to a clean face while you sip some of your fav’ red wine 🍷. You’ll feel sublime!
Leave this pretty mask on at least 15 minutes.
Rinse well with lukewarm water 💦 and washcloth.
Apply a sheer coat of your moisturizer and a dash of eye gel or eye cream.
*Enjoy this unisex face mask and while it dries… Sip a glass of great 👍 for your heart and relaxing glass of red 🍷 wine! It is like a day at the spa.
My clients are crying as their lips and skin are so dry! But today it is in the 80’s in Florida so go figure I am actually sweating after picking rosemary from my garden for dinner.
Winter is not pretty nor kind to our skin!
So this is what I do for my clients skin OR recommend they give to themselves in a pinch while at home.
Honey Face and Lip MASK
Wrap the clients cleansed face with a warm steamed wet towel. Leave the towel on at least 3 minutes allowing the client to relax a bit.
Remove the towel.
Apply organic honey to the face and neck.
Leave on the face at least 10 minutes.
Remove the honey mask with a warm wet steamed towel.
Follow up with a Rosewater skin toner.
Apply a light moisturizer.
And a dash of an eye gel.
A sweet simple delight! Your clients will ❤️love!
* Please note: Ask the client if they are allergic to honey or anything ALWAYS do a patch test first. Oh and by the way, you may use this on this lips too. Great for smokers lips,dehydrated lips and peeling flaky lips. Add a dash of organic brown sugar and rub on the lips for an on the cheap lip scrub. My little miracle workers!
Sometimes the simple things found in nature and the farmers market can make all the difference!
I discovered this recipe by Celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. I’ve always wanted to get a facial appointment with her in NYC but always ran out if time as work got in the way!
She promises this recipe revives the mind but gives our complexion a nutrient rich and hydrating boost! She drinks this 4:00 PM for tired skin and tired bodies.
If you’re ever in NYC get an appointment for her iconic facial services.