If you’re in the beauty and wellness industry you need to be here this year!
If you’re not you’re in luck. I’ll kiss 💋 & tell all I saw and learned from my spa show and take you on a tour of Las Vegas through photos. I love 💕 love 💕 love the beauty industry and proud to be a speaker and educator too.
Always an awesome show it is THE show of the year to attend. Packed with amazing speakers, free manufacturer classes and paid workshops on all kinds of topics.
I’ll be teaching a class “Age is Just a Number”
This show is alongside the International Beauty Show filled with …products,inspiration and classes on….Hair, Nails, Skin,Massage, Facials and a massive show floor as well. TWO beautiful shows in one!
I have been working and playing in my beauty haul from the IECSC show from New York City a few weeks ago. The show was so awesome and so were the classes and booths!!!
People …you know the beauty PROS,spa and salon owners filled the floor and were excited like me to explore!
SKIN-CARE ruled the show floor. Makeup was there but skin care ruled.
Bonblissity is the IT girl on the show floor for a updated mani and pedi or self care at home. I was lured over to take part in a demo where they shared how simple and wonderful your hands can look in a flash.
The owner placed a colorful tiny sugar like cube in my hands. Next, they had me dip my hands in a bowl of warm water and rub the cube into my palms and tops of my hands and nail beds. OH MY! What an aromatic and exfoliating high!
Next, I felt the skin softening and skin loving ingredients do their magic. After I did this a few minutes he rinsed my hands. I WAS ABSOLUTLEY AMAZED at the way my skin felt. I could only imagine how luxurious it would feel on my feet in a pedicure at home or at the spa or salon.
They come in a variety of scents:
Lemongrass,Satsuma,Brown Sugar,Lavender,Ocean Mist and more. GREAT item to retail in your spa or nail salon if you are a business owner.
The candy scrub can also be used on the feet at home it in your spa or mail salon.
Face masks, masks and sheet masks galore …KBeauty (Korean Beauty) IS alive and kicking.
There were so many face masks I have yet to try. Floral based like rose,plant-based like aloe,veggie based like tomatoes and even spice based Tumeric from our kitchen was infused in a sheet mask.
I had to buy one of everything to test drive. Tonight after a stressful week I am going to enjoy the aromatherapy based lavender sheet mask.
Esthemax had a fabulous booth. The team was dressed alike in the hottest pant suit style and they were PACKED! If you know the infamous Jelly Masks you’ll flip over the new additions I found. Next time you go to a spa or salon ask them if they do this mask in their face or body protocol. AMAZING. Your skin will glow like you never knew it could. Once you have one of these facial treatment masks for face (and body) you’ll want them even more. Your makeup will glide on like butter on a hot biscuit.
FarmHouse Fresh Goods ALWAYS delivers and they continue to bring it for body and now face and lip care. There booth had this giant Selfie backdrop that I could not resist taking a picture of. I have grown to love all their body products. Especially Oprah’s favorite Honey 🍯 Heel Glaze and the infamous Whoopie Cream hand and body lotion.
These are just a few of the things I am test driving, swiping, sniffing and enjoying. Next beauty stop is Chicago stay tuned for more!
Valentines day is around the corner so I simply had to share. I discovered a MAKER who created the most amazing soap. Her company is called TheChocolate Skincare Factory. She has ONE fabulous product and it is a DarkChocolate Royale Facial Candy Bar for the skin.
Unisex and so delicious you’ll want to eat it but please don’t. It comes in the most decorative gold and chocolate colored wrapper. A GIANT soap bar made with LOVE and by a MOM of darling twins, who just happens to be a pharmacist and an esthetician!
The bar is made with 100% pure cacao dark chocolate that is filled with anti-oxidants and made with Shea butter too.
No toxic ingredients only great ones as she is a cancer survivor and has done all the research and knows all about taking better care of ourselves starting with her face and body. The soap bar lasts a few months it depends on how often you wash your face with it.While it is made as a complexion bar it can also be used on the body. So luxe and decadent you won’t be able to put the bar down. Trust me on this! Find them on Instagram to explore more!
If you own a spa or retail gift business this may just be a great new addition to retail.
This soap has many benefits to the skin. It brightens and nurtures the skin as well as make your pores a bit smaller and skin tighter too!
While I adore chocolate that you eat… this is truly a fabulous gift idea and treat! And lasts so much longer.
Perhaps it may just be a perfect gift for yourself!
You don’t need to have a ❤️Valentine in your life. Be good to yourself.
My clients are DM’ing me and asking me if they should throw out their makeup and skin care as we started a new year and part of these questions included using these. I knew the answer right away is “No”.
Body loofahs, mini face loofahs and those fluffy colorful scrubbers for body & 🛁 bath. They say they exfoliate the skin and yes they maybe add some colorful fun to your bath or shower but that’s it. They are not the best thing to use. And they are a breading ground for bacteria and fungi to grow. They collect moisture too. They may even cause skin infections. They hurt the skin not help the skin! And IF you happen to have acne or blemished skin they really are not your friend!
But I do love to brush my skin with a body brush GENTLY! I love ❤️ what they call “Dry“ brushing and exfoliating treatments like they do in Turkish SPAS and other places around the globe.
So if you love your skin don’t use those natural loofahs and squishy scrubbers. Instead I recommend a good quality cotton washcloth. They are your face and body’s worker 🐝 bee!
So… you know what to do. Go to your bathroom and just throw those abrasive things out!
Ready to kiss 💋 Chicago “Hello” again! I’ve so MISSED this fabulous part of the country. ✈️
I’m guest speaking and educating at the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa show. I’ll also be attending other classes and shopping the massive show floor! This year the show will be near O’Hare airport at a Convention Ctr there.
Always a fabulous show. And will be attending America’s Beauty Show in the same convention center which is a hair show with a combination of beauty, skin and nails!
So come back for more and I’ll be sharing all things beauty from the show floor!
I like all the cute and practical cosmetic bags on the market. I own so many! And my favorites all have lips 💋 on them! But they really are just that! Cute!
There’s a new kid on the beauty block and it’s amazing! Not just for professional makeup artists like me! Although coveted by them. But this bag is made for YOU too!
It is an anti-microbial bag that protects and keeps your beauty 💄 and skin care and makeup brushes clean and you safer!
A healthy cosmetic bag! Who knew?
The above cosmetic bag is chic but the SterileLight bag is better!
The bag also comes with an anti microbial mat included.
If you do makeup, travel for your work, fly on airplanes ✈️ the mat is everything too! It protects your makeup and brushes at the hotel. You can even use it on your tray table on an airplane. You can never be too careful or clean.
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.
She stirs 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.
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 am so disappointed on something I see at spas and salons all over the country!
what bothers me is seeing the magazines or books 📚 sitting on tables in the waiting room.
I’m not necessarily talking about the old or tattered ones that have been read countless times but the magazines themselves. The selection for the clients or guests to read.
Massage therapy journals, assorted spa magazines,Eye Lash magazines, hair styling magazines and nail magazines… ALL for the professionals in the beauty and wellness industries. Not for the consumers eyes!
We work so hard looking for suppliers and any news or educational pieces on in our businesses. Your clients DON’T need to read these. YOU are the beauty and spa owners and the beauty PRO’S not your clients.
So do yourself a favor and your staff too. Don’t put any of your magazines, books or trade journals out for your clients to read! Keep them in your office or break room library. Please!