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Brings out the best and the worst of feet. Now in the midst of a pandemic some people are choosing to give their feet some TLC instead of going to the spa or nail salon.

A quick rescue I learned from one of my clients from Greece is made with olive oil. Yes, itโ€™s good for making yummy dishes, dressings and salads in the kitchen but it also is wonderful for the skin.

๐Ÿซ’ Olive Oil has so many uses!

Place some olive oil in a saucepan on the stove. Or you can microwave some I guess. Warm on low until you see it is warm NOT so hot it will splatter or burn you. Next, turn off the stove and let it cool a bit.

Dive in the sauce pan with a small spoon and drizzle some of the olive oil on your feet. Start to massage it in and on your skin all over your feet,toes and nail bed.

Rub and enjoy.

Next, I like to place my feet with the olive oil in some cozy socks. My absolute favorite is a pair of white cotton socks. One size larger.

I pour myself a cozy yummy drink and get under the covers and go to sleep.

Wake up with softer happy satiny feet.

Kiss ๐Ÿ’‹ that dry and tired skin goodbye! Guys love this too! And kids do too.

Try this recipe for your feet ๐Ÿฆถ!

Time To Celebrate!๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’„

This is one of my absolute favorite days of the year!

It is National Lipstick day!

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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: โ€œ A day without lipstick is like a day without sunshineโ€

Whatโ€™s hot in the world of lipstick ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹?

๐Ÿ’‹Lipstick in general from soft to bold hues. Women are starting to pull out those lipstick tubes! Lip stains rule!

๐Ÿ’‹Lip conditioners and lip balms are HOT!! These face masks are making our lips dry as ever.

๐Ÿ’‹ Lip masks are HOT too! From Korea, Hong Kong and now made in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ these masks are little miracle workers.

๐Ÿ’‹ The dark trimmed lip liner is out. Invisible or Nearly Nude are IN!

๐Ÿ’‹ Lip Exfoliators are a skin care necessity!

๐Ÿ’‹ if you vape or smoke cigarettes ๐Ÿšฌ 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!

๐Ÿ’‹ Wearing sunscreen on your face is a must. Alsoโ€ฆ pay particular attention to and protect the tissue on the upper lip area and chin from ๐ŸŒž sunburn and wrinkling!

๐Ÿ’‹ Honey ๐Ÿฏ is a delicious and cheap lip treatment. It can be used on the lips only or all over the face!!

๐Ÿ’‹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. Iโ€™d love โค๏ธ to know your go to. Fave color and why you love lipstick?

Have a fabulous National Lipstick Day! ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹

Got Tired Feet?

I stand and walk lots for work and I know you might have a job like that too. Especially if you’re a MOM. If your feet need relief and you want to help with circulation. Try this recipe you can make in your bathroom or kitchen.

Make it even better and pour yourself a spot of TEA!

Sip and relax while you soak your feet.

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Here is what you will need to relax those feet and to make this simple recipe:

6 Green Tea Bags

2-3 drops pf Aura Cacia soothing essential oils

Tea pot of boiling water

Step 1. Fill a large glass bowl with boiling water.

Step 2. Next add the green tea bags and peppermint essential oil

Step 3. Add a dash of rosemary twig just for visual fun!

Allow the water to cool a bit,soak your feet one foot at a time.Unless your bowl is large enough for both feet.

Soak and treat those stressed out tired legs and feet for at least 5 minutes.

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Pat your feet dry a bit and slather your legs and feet with your favorite skin softening lotion. Your feet will feel amazing and your spirits will too.

Love your body and skin with this!

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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.

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Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during Earth Day 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.

Hope you try this creamy delight!

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat smell my feet give me something good to eat.

WOW! What a year and Halloween day and night it will be this year.

I love Halloween. It is the one day we can REALLY get creative,express ourselves, be someone else for a day. I love this day from the decor to the candy and the Trick Or Treaters I adore! I also love spooky movies! How about you?

Fun Fact:

I have had the pleasure of making up the one and only actress Linda Blair from the Exorcist! No, she wasnโ€™t spinning her head and spitting up green and it wasnโ€™t for the movie. It was for an event she was attending. She has an awesome heart โค๏ธ and Is a lovely woman. I will never forget meeting her!

Unfortunately, it isn’t going to be quite the same this year. I am so missing my clients presence and our party atmosphere at my beauty studio.

I will miss serving them Pretty Witches Brew Punch and bewitching and spooky edible delights.

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Here is an easy recipes for a snack that my clients have enjoyed at my studio and you can enjoy with family,friends and clients too.

What you will need for this recipe:

Rice Chex cereal

Banana chips

Dried chopped pineapples

Dried cherries

Semisweet chocolate chips

All you need to do is place the above in a large serving bowl and stir together.

I usually eyeball measurements if you want more or less of one item versus another.

What you get is a healthy fruity combination,a dose of chocolate with the right amount of crunch!

And if you don’t feel like making this recipe above you can simply enjoy some store bought candy.

I hope whatever you do today you have some FUN!

Life is really yummy and so beautiful!

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Drink it Up!

Itโ€™s good to the last drop.

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)

โค๏ธ 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. Heโ€™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 doesnโ€™t hurt either. Incorporated into a healthy diet. It can make a big difference in the skins appearance.

If youโ€™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.

Pomegranate juice
Soy Milk
Blueberries
Flaxseed

Sunless Tanner …

Sunless tanner can be a bit messy if you don’t apply with gloves. If you use a sunless tanner and your hands turn a bit brown or orange. Try my recipe.

It has worked for me for years and my clients love and have been rescued by me With this recipe too!

What you will need for this recipe:

Two things!

Granulated or cubed white SUGAR crushed.

 

 

 

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 AND

๐Ÿ‹ Lemons

 Mix the two together and apply in circular motions. Rub on the skin another round and rinse after a few minutes. Be certain to rinse well.

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Apply your favorite hand or body cream over it.

* If it’s your face that is sunless tanner stained do the same but apply your fave facial moisturizer afterwards to hydrate the skin.

It will lighten up and remove the stains! I have saved many a bride with this recipe.

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Our Bodies Need Some LOVE!

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.

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What you will need for this hand or body recipe:

1 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of ground up organic oats

1 tbs. vanilla

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

She stirsย  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.

Rinse well.

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 remember the days…

When we served rose all day.

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 ๐Ÿท 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.

How’s your life? Chat back. Share!

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Wine ๐Ÿท Anyone?

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 care twist.

D.I.Y. Wine Mask for TWO

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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 ๐Ÿท. You’ll feel sublime!

Leave this pretty mask on at least 15 minutes.

Rinse well with lukewarm water ๐Ÿ’ฆ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ for your heart and relaxing glass of red ๐Ÿท wine! It is like a day at the spa.

(Recommended for adults only)