So Happy it is the start of the 🍂 Autumn season.🍁

I fall in love 🧡 with this season every year. It doesn’t get old. I love the feel, scents and the weather. It is like the earth 🌎 is exfoliating the past season and getting us ready for winter in more ways than one.

How about you? What do you like about autumn 🍂?

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I LOVE …pumpkin patches!

Leaves 🍁 in all kinds of hues.

Apple 🍎 picking season

Flannel anything

Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick

Bonfires 🔥 with marshmallows.

Hot Cocoa

Fall scented candles

Hayrides

Adding a new sweater and cozy 🧦 to my wardrobe.

I LOVE them all.

This fall for makeup and fashion it is all about cinnamon and brown earthy hued eye shadow and lipsticks.

Discover some new PINK hues too! There are so many shades to choose from. Celebrities are rocking Barbie Pink and on the fashion show runways. Pink is always a good idea. It brightens the teeth and complexion.

Update your style if it has been awhile. Let’s enjoy all the beauty, scents and sounds the season has to offer.

I am counting down to my last guest speaking engagement of the year at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show …where I will be teaching in West Palm Beach.

Can’t wait to shop and feast all the beautiful places in Palm Beach! 🌴 🕶 🌊

Have you ever been?

A Berry Beautiful … Multi–tasking Face Mask

My skin is hot and cold and slightly dehydrated . From New York to Florida to back to NY and now in Chicago Illinois.

It’s still not spring in Chicago! It snowed here on Friday. So, multi-masking is always a good idea.

What I whipped up for my skin:

2 tablespoons of Greek plain yogurt

1/2 cup of fresh blackberries or you can use frozen mixed berries

2 tablespoons of local honey 🍯

Next blend the above ingredients in a bowl and pour into a blender.

*Or use a frother (you know like you use to make coffee, chai tea or cream foam)

Apply this DIY kitchen mask on a clean freshly washed face and also apply it to your neck and decolette.

Leave mask on at least 10mins.

Rinse well. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

This mask is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins! The fresh yogurt kisses dead skin “Goodbye” and the honey makes your skin baby soft.

You’ll want to eat this yummy mask. You can but don’t.

My husband wanted this mask too so I made a bit more. By adding more blackberries.

Then I applied 👁 a gel eye mask to our eyes and we listened to music and enjoyed how wonderful our skin felt and eye area refreshed.

A delicious anti/aging mask!

Time to celebrate…the Lunar New Year way!

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It has been a busy few days getting ready for Chinese New Year 🧧 in my personal life and in my beauty business. I love celebrating the beauty of every single day!

Yesterday I did and featured a fun segment on TV 📺 chatting it up on all things lunar new year.

Chinese New year is a 15 day celebration I didn’t want another day to go by without sharing one of my beauty secrets… Asian Rice Powder.

It is a fierce and fabulous multi-tasking beauty product!

Looks like a square chocolate brownie only it’s white in color. It reduces shine on your T-zone and makes your makeup last longer. It also makes keeps your makeup shades from turning orange. You know what I mean? Sometimes people have issues with that from their body chemistry. Very frustrating! Their foundation colors, powder or blush turns a not so pretty darker and orange like hue.

It is an iconic beauty powder that is centuries old. Not a powder from Japan theater 🎭 or used by geisha’s. It’s light and lovely. In fact people love the delicate floral scent.

Years ago I turned my clients on to this! Especially brides-to-be, brides and bridal parties.

Did you know?

Lash Lovers ❤️ ,Your false eyelashes, your strip lashes or lash extensions need TLC cleaning. You can’t just keep on popping them on and off daily or weekly. And not just cleaning them with liquid soap or water. Bacteria is dancing on your lashes. What made me chat about this and bring it up. I came across some girls & women at a holiday party who said to me… “ I never clean my lashes! You mean you’re supposed to clean them and that their is a cleanser for them!”

I recommended to them to start the new year right with Dirty Lash.

Clean, fluff, untangle and protect your lashes.

Convenient and easy to use cleanser in a mascara wand.

No sting, no alcohol and no triclosan.

Will not deteriorate lash glue.

Conditions your lashes.

Kills sebaceous bacteria.

Start a Lash Cleaning Routine.

Say “No” to unexpected eye 👁 infections. Don’t be a Dirty Girl!!!

Let’s talk facials …Down there!

I promised I would share with you from the show floor where I guest spoke in Chicago!

The Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Show never disappoints! Have you ever been?

Alongside the trends and services on the show floor Dermastart who talked Vajacials. caught my eye.

What are VAJACIALS you ask?

Vajacials are intimate facials for the vulva of the vagina, focusing on the bikini 👙 area and the outer labia.

A Vajacial service treats ingrown hair, removes dead skin cells, smooths bumps around the bikini line and helps to treat hyper-friction, aka discoloration.

All to maintain healthy and hydrated skin in the vaginal area. A woman’s sacred place.

A service at a spa near you!

The products they use for this service are as follows. Kinda love the names. 😉

*Hoo Haa cleanser

*Buff solution

*Phresh Peach 🍑 Enzyme

*Cool-Aid calming masque

*Pearly Polish

*Prickly Milk Serum

*AHA/BHA Refining mask

* An intimate ❤️ shaped sheet masque

ALL to give some love down there! Call me crazy or out if the loop but I had to look up and Google what does Hoo Haa even mean! Now I know. 😉

People were lined up to buy the kit and offer this service to their clients! Is this service for you?

I’m going on the road again!

The fall show season is almost here!

Counting down to the beauty of the fall season and guest speaking at this spa and wellness conference. I am already packing my beauty bags for my class!

After a challenging year and a half we are finally getting back to business and need to refresh,renew and think of a few things new. If you work in the world of beauty and skin care I hope to see you there! Not too late to get your ticket!

Come join us and have some fun! Did I mention the show floor is massive and full of awesome deals?

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All the beautiful people and new products were in Las Vegas!

We beauty professionals and speakers have been waiting for over a year and half to reconnect with each other,educate and see what’s trending and new! The show did go on and I could not be BE ANY HAPPIER!

👄

The International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference was wonderful! My class went well. I was thrilled with all the beautiful faces looking to learn all I had to share with them too!

Yes, there was social distancing but we did not have to wear a face mask 😷 while educating. The show attendees had the option if vaccinated they did not have to wear a mask. There were sanitation stations and there was mindful social distancing. Attendance was UP considering what we have been through. Lines to shop 🛍 were long but worth the wait. I can’t believe the crowds of beauty PROS and spa and salon owners so many happy faces.

It was wonderful to be out and about and to TRAVEL on an airplane again. Seeing lots of people was great and Delta Airlines took good care of me! Chatting with strangers and and seeing SMILING FACES without face covers and masks was beyond joyous.

It was HOT and steamy in beautiful Las Vegas and I got a chance to work and play!!! One day it was actually 116 degrees.

Networking at it’s finest! Like a GIANT COCKTAIL PARTY! The IECSC show even treated us to a cocktail 🍸 or other libations to toast and welcome us back!

Here is a list of what I discovered on that’s Trending and NEW! Some I predicted and knew but some trends I saw on the show floor.

Skin care is HOT! It is even more in than makeup! We got to see the latest in action with LIVE demos on the show floor.

Facial embellishments were a thing and step aside tattoos and piercings. Pearls,colorful stencils,flowers and bold eye designs.

Wellness is a MUST in our lives. We must take better care of ourselves!

Self care is the best care!

“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.

Softer prettier makeup is the look now.

Brows and lashes are cared for with serums of gold. Brow laminations are hot.

Lash Lifts are still in.

False Lashes depending on who you speak to are out but faux lash companies are still selling. All kinds of lashes and COLORS!

OVER done and over the top contouring is OUT!

Lip plumpers are still coveted alongside a gorgeous lipgloss or 💄 lipstick.

To plump or not to plump?

Shimmery GLOWY skin is still with us.

Dermaplaning is still hot!

Concealing the entire face with concealer, highlighters and foundation is not in.

Tinted shampoos in all colors too!

Root Powder coverups in all HUES!

HAIR YOU WEAR and take off …faux bangs,pony’s and more are not going away.

Glossy faces!

Bright shiny glass like skin for the hair.

💅 Nails are fresh and natural but also pointed and embellished and long!

Facial Masks reign supreme! ALL kinds of treatments,smell and feel amazing!

Celebrities weren’t the only ones on the Las Vegas Strip.

We were there and it felt so amazing!

Stay tuned for my next beauty adventure!

Lime,Sugar and Coconut!

I feel like TRAVELING and enjoying life again… I want to go on a cruise! But since we can’t quite do that yet I thought I’d do the next best thing. Make a tropical hand and foot scrub.

Since I LOVE my clients. I am sharing this recipe with them and giving them some mini sample jars of this lovely scrub too.

If you own a business do you love to share recipes and beauty tips with your clients too?

Here is a simple recipe that is so easy to make yet gently exfoliates, brightens the skin and makes the skin so silky!

After all it is sandal season again.

1/4 cup of coconut oil

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1/2 cup of brown sugar (sometimes I add a few rolled oats for visual fun)

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Some lime zest

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1 mason or jam jar

I LOVE the way this feels on the skin and my heels will look amazing too.

It even refreshes a pedicure and manicure too. Give your hands and feet some love ❤️. Guys will love it too!

Simply apply a scoop of this tropical 🌴 delight on your freshly washed hands and rub in. Go in circular motions. Then rinse with a wet and warm hand towel after leaving on at least 10 minutes.

Next apply to your feet and repeat.

I find this scrub lasts at least a week. I put it in the fridge. I pull out of the fridge and allow it to warm with the room temperature. Feels so cool and refreshing when you apply it. Especially on a hot summer 🌞 day.

Your skin will glow and the natural ingredients make it even better!

This beauty just launched!

I know what most of you can never get enough of … mascara!!! You just can’t stay away from it. For ME it is all about the lipstick 💄 But for those of you who want to check out a new launch. Here it is…

BLINC Mascara.

Clean & long lasting!

I love to use the original and now this on clients who have special events, brides, mothers of the brides,bridegrooms moms, newscasters,models and teens for proms.

The reason I do is it does not run. No raccoon eyes. Easy to use and removes with water 💦 and your hands and a wash cloth. You’ll see these tiny tubes coming off that’s the mascara. Not your lashes coming off. Like lash extensions without all that $ and time to do it. Just pretty lashes!