Drink Up!

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We’re headed into another long weekend! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒžSo looking forward to chilling away. If your business is open maybe you can serve something refreshing. Or simply enjoy this recipe at home with your family. I so love to entertain CLIENTS.family and friends. I even wrote a book on it Entertaining in your Salon or SPA.

Strawberry Mango Lemonade

Blend and give it a whirl with 1 cup of  frozen strawberries, 2 cups of frozen mango chunks and 2 cups of lemonade that you made.Or cheat and use store bought already made.

This recipe makes 4 glasses of refreshing and delicious lemonade. More if you use smaller glasses.

Garnish with a pineapple chunk for a tropical twist. Since we can’t quite getaway at least we can pretend we are with a few of life’s simple treasures.

Stay hydrated!

Ho,Ho,Ho … Christmas Punch!

When you are entertaining your clients OR for family, friends or a ๐ŸŽˆ party of one. Add a punch to the celebration.

Hot coffee โ˜•๏ธ and tea ๐Ÿต are cozy but it’s not a party ๐ŸŽ‰ without punch!

ALL you need is LOVE and these ingredients below:

4 Cups of cranberry ๐Ÿฅค juice

4 Cups of pineapple ๐Ÿ juice

4 Cups of Florida Orange ๐ŸŠ Juice

Chill all of the above before your guests arrive. Add a bottle of Sparkling Pellegrino water.

Dress it up u with colorful cranberries and a few orange ๐ŸŠ slices

Pour in a pretty pitcher or place in a punch bowl. Your clients or guests will LOVE this sparkling pretty delight.

 PS

If you’re a fan of egg nog… think about serving egg nog SHOTS. My clients and family love the serving portion (less calories) and have fun drinking it in this way.

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Candy Cane Lane

Have you gone down the candy aisle or shopped at one of Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s candy stores?

Candy canes are having a major moment right now. They come in so many hues and are so fun when used in a variety of delicious and decorative ways.

They come in so many colors and styles these days. I love to serve them to guests with milk, hot cocoa and crush them and sprinkle on top of cheesecake, cupcakes and more. I also enjoy serving my clients Candy Cane Lane hot Tea with a tiny candy cane hanging from inside the cup.

 

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They seem to make people of all ages smile around this time of year especially.

One of my fave ways to keep it fun at my makeup studio is by making some special clients a fresh home-made lip treat. Peppermint candy canes work well and taste refreshing. But I am also over the moon with the other flavors and colors available today.

All you need for my recipe is…

  • 1 fresh jar of organic coconut oil (not used from your kitchen pantry)
  • A candy cane of your choice.

Using a kitchen mallot I crush the canes into tiny pieces but a few mini chunks work well and are visually appealing.

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I then place a soup spoon (or fill with a 1/4 cup) of the coconut oil and place it in a microwave-safe small bowl. The amount of coconut oil depends on how much you want to make)

I sprinkle in a few pieces of the crushed candy cane.

I microwave for 50 seconds or less. I eyeball it. (Yes, you can do this on the stovetop but I like it this way too)

IF you want to have a peppermint kick add a dash ofย  food-grade peppermint oil.

Next, I take this mixture out of the microwave, stir a bit and let it cool very quickly and then place some of it in a small container. You will have leftovers depending on the size jar you use.

What you will have is a cool to the tongue and refreshing lipgloss or lip balm that is not only fun to make but this recipe is so EASY to do.

The shelf life isn’t months but more like a week or so but the feeling on dry winter lips and skin-softening will make you want to use it daily! Treat yourself or someone else this holiday season and keep those lips soft and kissable this cold winter!

Sometimes the best gifts are home-made and made with love!!! Don’t you agree?

 

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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