Pretty Amazing Papaya Treatment!

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I so loved shopping 🛍 and best of all exploring the street markets of fabulous Hong Kong. I love to not only kiss and makeup I also love to create fresh seasonal spa treatments. You can do these at home or in your beauty business.

I noticed a popular trend that is a really an ancient beauty ritual. Papaya soap to brighten and whiten the complexion and creams containing enzyme rich papaya too.

MADE FROM SCRATCH recipe came from me chatting it up with a few sweet senior ladies I came across. They say this easy recipe is skin polishing and brightening and they love to do it too. They like to use this on the hands,the feet or the body. They said MY skin will feel like a baby! They were right.

 What you will need is:

1 cup of pureed Papaya fruit

1/3 or 1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/3 of grapeseed oil ( I added this ingredient to the recipe)

1 cup of raw sugar

1 spray bottle of distilled water

Mix the fruit and oils together than slowly add the sugar  in a bowl.

  • Have the client lay on a plastic sheet. IF you are doing this treatment on her body drape her with a sheet to keep her cozy as you move along. But if you are doing hands and feet you will not need to drape or lay her down completely. Just do the hands and feet. I also used it on my decolette and loved the way my skin looked and felt.
  • Spray the part of the body you want to use it on with some room temperature water.
  • Apply the Papaya Polish and start to rub on the skin.A little goes a long way.

*If you need more sugar add it if you need more water spray on the body.If you need a bit more oil add a dash more and stir.

  • Rinse well with luke warm washcloth or if your spa has a shower have the client rinse  dead skin and her cares away! For another layer of a luxe treat apply a delicious hand and body lotion.

Sometimes I think fresh is truly the best!  EnJOY!

 

 

 

Aloha Detox

I love ❤️ to juice and to celebrate the beauty of juicing with my clients and friends. Lately, my clients are asking for my recipefor a DETOX juice. They want to look better in that teenie & not so teenie bikini 👙 and feel their best too. I am so thrilled to assist. I call this recipe Aloha Detox since I fell in love with exotic and beautiful Hawaii 🌴 and the pineapples and other fresh fruits and veggies there.

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1 fresh cucumber

1/4 fresh pineapple slice

1 fresh granny smith apple

1 fresh large beet

1/3  cup juice from a lemon

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Wash and place all of the above in a juicer. I am addicted to a Jack La Lanne juicer.

Pour in a tall chilled glass and enjoy. By the way it is sweet and doen’t taste nasty or healthy at all! Enjoy this drink ANYTIME of year.

Cooling, hydrating, refreshing and detoxifying!

 

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Yummy 😋 Fiber Treats!

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I love to engage and entertain my clients and I like to also do it with food. These energy bites are just the thing and the recipe ingredients boosts with fiber too. A friend of mine who is a guest Chef on TV Danette shared this oh so easy recipe with me. I hope you enjoy it too.

1 1/4 cups raw almonds

1 /14 cups dates (pitted)

1 Tbsp honey ( maybe a bit more)

Pinch of salt

Grind almonds and dates in food processor until fine ( a little coarse is ok, too) add honey and salt.

Process until well combined. …it should be sticky enough to form a ball.

Press down in a 8×8 pan lined with foil. Make sure to press down hard, so it really holds together. Let sit approx 1 hour.  Pull foil out of pan, and cut into squares.

If it needs more honey to stick together, that is fine. You could use more dates in beginning if you like.

Enjoy for yourself between services with your clients, serving to your clients,family or friends. YUM!

 

Refresh Yo’self this weekend!

Fri-YAY!  It is the start of the weekend. Time to refresh,renew and chill out. Serve this to your clients and let the smiles begin.

Back from Vegas and we really need this cool treat.

Enjoy making a minty ice cubes  D.I.Y. by filling a tray with small pieces of fresh mint.

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Serve yourself  in sparkling water or make this refreshing drink below.

What you will need:

1 cup of seedless watermelon slices

1/2 cup of Coconut water

A dash of fresh lime juice as icing on the top!

Crushed ice

Mix all of the above together in a blender.Pour in a pretty glass and enjoy!

*Fresh mint or peppermint to go in the blender or as garnish.

Drink umbrella optional!

 

YUM! Don’t you want some?

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Mother’s Day is almost here …

And your clients who visit your spa or salon need some love and attention. Don’t just just serve the same old coffee,tea and spa water.Think about serving up some delicious fun!

Need a little inspiration? Create a few cute names for a few drinks.

What about a Momtini, MOMosa,Glamma or Pretty in Pink beverage!

They can be alchoholic or nonalchoholic.

Rose all day,Champagne.Sparkling anyTHING. My clients love our champagne and orange juice offerings but they REALLY love our pomegranate or cranberry juice mixed with sparkling champagne.It makes such a pretty looking drink too and the juice is good for their health!

Add a piece of decadent chocolate and serve them on a silver tray with a white paper doilie from  the Dollar Tree!

You don’t always have to go overboard or spend alot of money when showing your cusotmers some unexpected appreciation and love. Sometimes the simplest of things are the best!

Please note:

NOT all of your spa guests are MOM’S. Make sure your staff or you are not wishing all your clients a happy Mother’s DAY. However, you can say today we are offering you an unexpected treat today. Because we think you’re pretty special!!!

 

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Tips and Tricks…The Business of Lipstick

When it comes to makeup…Lipstick has always been a passion of mine. I love helping women select a hue and all things for the lips too. I must have fifty lipsticks on my vanity and I use them ALL!

My mantra is ‘A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine.”

Lipstick gives instant gratification and brightens the complexion. Applying lipstick is a quick demo that sells! Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and for the lips!

When a woman is blue, she knows just what to do. She buys herself a new lipstick!

Even if you do not retail make-up, think about carrying a brand of lipsticks. Get your piece of the pie and start retailing lipsticks and more! If you already carry lipsticks. Bravo for you!            

 Lipstick is a cheap thrill. Carry a nice array of shades. If you do not retail lipsticks after they leave your spa, they are buying it elsewhere.

  • A survey says 75% of women believe that wearing lipstick improves their confidence and makes them look & feel better.
  • Lip stain lipsticks in all kinds of hues or glossy stains are all the rage and last longer on the lips than regular lipsticks. Carry at least one brand of them. Do not miss carrying this big seller.
  • Teach your clients how to savor the last drop of their lipstick or lip balm or ones that have melted, broken or been discontinued. A great idea is to retail (empty) lip palettes for your clients to store their lip products. They can mix & match colors like a makeup PRO with a case like this and a lip brush. Eco friendly and good for the planet too. They love this idea.
  • A lip brush offers a professional application and makes the clients lip shade look better and last longer on the lips. Consider carrying them too.
  • Little old ladies rub their lips together after applying their lipstick. Show your clients how to blot their lips as old Hollywood makeup artists did. Then the color will not stick to the teeth.
  • Most women wear a lipstick but they may not use a lip conditioner. Turn them on to one and professionally recommend they use it at night before they go to sleep.
  • Slow business months or tough economic times lipsticks are always profitable.
  • Lip products do not take up a lot of space and are a wonderful impulse item!
  • Lip pencils give shape and definition to the mouth and make the lipstick stay within the lip outline. They are still on trend and in but steer clear from those dark liner hues.
  • Lipstick Base is like foundation for your lips! It helps to keep the lipstick color remain true and not feather outside the lip line.
  • Tinted Lip-gloss can be substituted for a blush when blended quickly on your cheek and tap with warmth of your finger in a little rosy healthy rosy glow circle. Clients love when you share these type of beauty tips!
  • To make the lips look fuller…outline the lips with liner slightly outside the lip line, which makes them appear fuller.
  • To makes, lips look smaller…apply lip liner inside the rim of the lip to make the lips appear smaller.
  • Add some shimmer lipsticks to your collection for a sexy perfect pout. Illuminates the lips.
  • Teach your clients …the darker the lipstick she wears the smaller her lips will appear.
  • The lighter or more medium tone lipstick your client wears the larger the lips will appear.
  • Beauty Flashback…invisible lip liner is back in a big way and magically keeps lipstick or gloss from running down out of the lip area.
  • Have your clients kiss their lips good night with a super hydrating lip treatment
  • Cracked dry flaky lips need some love with a little TLC vitamin C or E lip treatment to correct the problem. May be used alone or under a lipstick. Men love it too.
  • KBeauty Gel Lip masks are amazing and are great for retailing or for an add on –service to your facials. Great for sun damaged lips and for smokers and those who puff and vape too.
  • Start a Lipstick Club: Buy 6 get 7th one free!

I love whipping up recipes in my beauty Kitchen.

Enjoy my recipe below.

PUCKER UP, Buttercup… Lip Sugar Scrub

 Add this natural skin care treat to your facial room as a treat OR as an add-on service! 

What you will need:

 1 teaspoon of organic brown sugar

1 teaspoon of grape seed oil or almond oil

 Optional: Add a dash of vanilla or rosewater (the foodie kind from a Middle Eastern store) for a kiss of flavor yumminess.

Stir these two ingredients together in a mini bowl.

Apply on clean lips with a small brush. Leave on a few minutes.

Rub this mix on the lips and move back and forth gently.

Leave on the lips for at least ten minutes for it to do magic.

Rinse well with water and warm washcloth.

Apply a lip conditioner or lip balm afterwards.

This recipe is also good for YOUR mail clients too!

 

My Tips and Tricks for Perfect Lips:

 Perfect – exfoliate with above recipe or a lip exfoliator for a smooth lip canvas.

Prep – with a lip base or lip primer to keep the lipstick lasting and color remain true.83MV9352

Apply –shape the lips with lip liner first and fill in with lipstick or colored lip-gloss.

Shine –Add a dash of gloss in center of the lips.

*For an extra sexy, pout. Add a powder highlighter or light shimmery eye shadow to the center of her lips. This is a secret from makeup artists from Fashion Week all over the globe. As well as magazines and that amazing lingerie show that we see on TV every year.

 As you can see, I am mad about making up the lips and sell many lipsticks to my clients in my business too. It is my fave part of the face to apply makeup too. I hope I have renewed your beauty passion and that you will love selling them too.

 

Rose 🌹 Petal Steamer

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I love to whip up things in my beauty kitchen! One of my favorites especially this time of year is a facial steam. Not only do I like to use a humidifier in the treatment room I also love to whip this up.

What you will need is:

2 quarts of distilled water

1/2 cup of of fresh rose petals

Boil water. Add the flower petals. Allow it to cool a bit. Place towel over your clients head. Have her lean in towards the steamy brew. Do this for at least 4 minutes. 5 is even better. Great for the skin and the nasal passages too.

If your client is not into the scent of roses. Try another herb 🌿 or flower like fresh mint.

I find this so relaxing and refreshing. After a long day of doing facials and other services you will too!