A moment in time…

How time flies going through a global pandemic. First you soak in the information you are told. It is hard to even believe what is happening. The days go by very slowly and seem so surreal. Oh the newness of it all. The new normal. Our stay in place at home becomes your way of life. We have even forgotten the day of the week.

The sun ๐ŸŒž still shines,the rain โ˜”๏ธ still comes down and the birds ๐Ÿฆ are happily singing away. Spring ๐ŸŒบ has finally arrived for most of us and life keeps growing and going.

But somehow you know things are different now. While I do have my husband to keep me company in quarantine I do not have any children. But …I do have babies! They sit waiting for me in my business. My charming beauty cottage nestled on a quiet street in a neighborhood of homes and business offices.

My babies are the beauties on my shelves. Pretty things that make you look good,smell good and feel fabulous.

I have days at my studio to organize things, rearrange, answer telephone โ˜Ž๏ธ calls and emails and to stock up on our shelves,pack up mail orders ๐Ÿ“ฆ and to above all clean and disinfect even more for this COVID-19.

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It is definitely a NEW world and is a different normal right now. In this moment and time we are truly all one!beautiful birthday blur bouquet

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I worked so hard for what I have achieved and have come a long way. I am sure if you own a business or have and are devoted to a career you know what this feels like too.

I HOPE and pray my clients come back to shop and get dolled up with me. I yearn to pamper skin and paint faces. How about you? How’s your business life? Are you even able to open in your state?

But it will be different and with face coverings,masks and not my usual things. I so enjoyed serving blooming ๐Ÿตtea,gourmet coffee and something edible. Sweets or fresh fruit and veggies. But now…not sure. I loved hosting fun and yummy shopping ๐Ÿ› events. But for now none will be held. My lipstick red doors are closed. I am not officially open and am just shipping orders.

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I MISS my clients faces and want to touch their hands and faces with my beauty magic wands and give them a GIGANTIC HUG.

 

But now I wait. Patiently to take the next step.
If you own a beauty business … How are you doing?

 

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Yummy!

Yesterday I went grocery ๐Ÿ›’ shopping…we put it off and couldn’t wait any longer.

It it is a battleground out there for food and drink! I couldn’t find so many things and we paid a fortune for paper towels! $22.00 for six rolls ๐Ÿ’ด

I wanted coconut water ๐Ÿ’ฆ but could not find any. So, I decided to make it at home. I was craving all things coconut, like a coconut granola mix, coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ and aรงaรญ bowl and coconut water.

I also love the coconut chips from Trader Joe’s… they are delicious to snack on and remind me of my time spent in Hawaii.

I loved the quaint little stands in the roadside that sold them fresh and twisted from the

2 Teaspoons of Thai lite Coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ Milk

22 oz. of bottled water (Not tap)

A healthy DIY and hydration ritual you’ll so enjoy!

Add ice to a pretty tall glass of it and maybe float a cherry ๐Ÿ’ on top and enjoy!

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Getting ready for …Valentineโ€™s Day

My favorite time of year!

I have a whole prop house full of โค๏ธ hearts and kisses ๐Ÿ’‹all ready for the season of love!

Time to decorate if you haven’t already begun in your home, office,spa or salon.

Got left over red ribbon? Curling ribbon? Red wrapping paper or other festive things from the Christmas holidays?

Bring them out and save some money ๐Ÿ’ต by using up the rest of the trimmings or anything red decor. (Pink or metallics work well too)

Barter with a business or client or family member who bakes and serve some yummy cupcakes, pie, cakes or even chocolates.

I also like to do a chocolate love โค๏ธ tree. I bought a cone shaped styrofoam piece from Michaels and covered it with parchment paper. I bought a terracotta flower pot and filled it with foam and covered it in faux grass. Looks like a ๐ŸŒฑ and a tree. Got it?

Next I take chocolates from a box of nice chocolates. Stick a tooth pick into a chocolate and pop it in the cone tree.

I fill the entire space of that cone tree with chocolates. Over the Valentine season we put them out the week of and serve them and a cup of decadent coffee. After 5:00 or on a Saturday we offer Champagne ๐Ÿพ spritzers. Or serve them straight up.

We decorate the table with confetti’s, shimmering glitter or conversation hearts. Cheap and easy!

We prepare 3 bodacious giveaways!

And do a drawing on Valentine’s โค๏ธ Day! Clients love it. We also do a drawing for Galentine’s Day.

We also make our lipsticks ๐Ÿ’„and lip treatment ๐Ÿ’‹products or services on special. Who doesn’t love a SALE?

And tis’ the season for KISSING? ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ Right?

Celebrate the beauty of Chinese New Year!

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In your home or in your business you can celebrate the Lunar New Year too. It starts now and is a 15 day celebration. As I mentioned before I am an all American girl who just happens to be Polish and Chinese. What fun! I eat Polish  kielbasa sausage and devour juicy dumplings too! I love celebrating Chinese New Year in NYC’s Chinatown. Have you ever been? The lion dance and all the other rituals and food are wonderful. The sweet treats are fabulous too.

You can bring a piece of the Asian pie so to speak by bringing in some Asian lanterns. Red is a powerful color and brings in good luck. Gold symbolizies money and and of course jade is good health and good luck. Decorate your business with any of these hues and bring in some exotic decor too.

We serve hot tea and have customized fortune cookies with our own messages inside. Or you can buy them by the box at Asian grocery stores.

Do a promotion with any Asian inspired or ingredients skin care and or body or fragrance.It is nice to have an ethnic twist. Give your clients a discount to get them to explore and shop. Your clients will notice and your cash register will ring more too.

I recently learned that not all Asians celebrate the lunar new year. In China it is not only a national holiday for days… Chinese New year is celebrated for 15 glorious days. Vietnamese have their own kind fun and festivals. S Koreans have a 3 day celebration. Lastly the Japanese revere January 1st as a very special day.

So bring it… in your business this year. You still have time to join in on the festive fun.

Gong Hei Fat Choy is Cantonese for Happy New Year…it translates into “Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”

 

 

 

Whatโ€™s wrong with this picture?

As beauty businesses, spas and salons we need to keep up to date with the trends. We also need to think about retailing some of them too!

Unfortunately, I see in my travels more and more non-beauty and wellness businesses carrying skincare and more!

WE are the licensed beauty professionals! Not an office supply big box store, craft or other type stores. It makes me sad when brands sell to just any type of business. We know all there is to know on makeup ๐Ÿ’„ skincare and beyond. We know the skin in and out. We know what our clients need. We do the facials,massage and makeup services! NOT a clerk or a big box store who sells odd supplies and all things skin and beauty.

Think long and hard about your business and beauty career. Do you agree with me? Where are we headed?

To me it isn’t just about a sale. It is about building a relationship with the guests who come to us for relaxation, to feel prettier and not just about a profit!

My husband bought a good looking $299.99 office chair across from a clearance section of face masks. Feels so wrong.

While I do love โค๏ธ this store I wish the vendor did not sell these face masks and other skin supplies to this office supply store! I wish the store would stick to what they know best…Office and school supplies.

YOUR business needs to carry what’s hot in beauty NOT other types of stores. Our clients want to buy from us.We are the PROfessional!

Next beauty stop ๐Ÿ›‘…

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Are you going?

I so looking forward to doing my class. I am so in love โค๏ธ with color!

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My class is all about COLOR and how to get your client to step outside the box and show her how she can color her world. Color is emotional too. And color can change someone’s mood and make her happier too!

Learn,Shop and network in Ft Lauderdale ,๐ŸŒด Florida. Make it a combination of education and a mini vacation.

See you in the fall! ๐Ÿ

#flspashow #iecsc

Ocean Blues and…

After a couple of days working on set at the ocean for a client…I am so inspired to blog about the shades of blue!

Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ Blues are so in fashion like denim ๐Ÿ‘–on denim and blue on blue. Blue-green,seafoam,teal,aqua and more. But the best part is the world of all shades of blue are the ones you can retail to your clients too.

Tis the season of summer! ๐Ÿ–

IF YOU are wearing colors that are on trend your clients will want them too. Be on trend and offer retail therapy.

Don’t you just let be these serene and gorgeous hues?

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Aqua or a minty hues are oh so pretty too.

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Shades not only protect the eyes they accessorize the look! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hair glorious GLAM blue haired hues!

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It is all about the eyes this summer.

Either a look like this or a wash of one color all over the lid like a light shimmering gold or nude beach shade. Add any color eye liner and a navy mascara to create and open up her eyes and take away a tired look.

And let’s not forget about those crisp,cool,clean and white hot hues! Like white or silver eyeshadow and accessories too!

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White Hot Pearls are always in fashion and chic up any wardrobe.

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Offer your clients what’s colorful and trending this summertime โ˜€๏ธ You’ll find a boost to your services and sales.

See you in Las Vegas…Beauty Pro’s, Spas & Salons?

So looking forward to educating at the show on Sunday. There are a few tickets left at this time for my class.

Esty’s + Makeup Artists + Glowing

I’ll share makeup ๐Ÿ’„ and skin care ๐ŸŒฟsecrets, techniques and more!

Visit: http://www.iecsc. com click on Targeted learning classes.

Las Vegas Convention Ctr.

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Next beauty stop…

The Premiere Orlando and Day Spa magazine show…this June.

Are you joining us?

If you want to stay ahead of the makeup and hair curve and spice up your salon,spa or BEAUTY career too… you need to think about attending this awesome show too.

I will be teaching on Sunday and Monday. Complete with Beauty Technique handouts and some giveaways!

 

http://www.premiereshows.com to get your ticket and for more info on my class.

Maybe you can fit in shome shopping and visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disney!

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