Hello Summer!

It’s glow time the start of the summer season is the best time of the year! We get to enjoy longer days, sunshine and more! You also get to go shopping 🛍 for a few new things like a new bathing suit, sun hat, pretty sandals and fun or sexy sunnies.

Buy one or two new bikinis 👙 or swim suits!
Sunnies can be so much fun! 🕶
Buy a hat to protect those locks and your face!
Cool off with color!

It’s also the time to start to get your glow on! You know a little bronzer and shimmer go a long way.

But first you must exfoliate your face and body. There are many options to choose from for your skin.

I’m in love with a bottle of CURE Natural Aqua Gel from Japan. (available on Amazon) it exfoliates gently and really makes the skin feel great and products to penetrate and work better on your skin!

This is my bottle at home. I’m about to use it to get ready for a guest speaking engagement. Gotta look my best. I have sensitive skin and have no issues with it. It works wonders!

Dry brushing your body is a must! I like to use both methods. Bye bye dull dry skin!

Brush your body! Don’t use these on your face! Be gentle with that skin you’re in!

So get going! What are you waiting for? Get a head start on that tan or just want to have healthier pretty skin! EXFOLIATE.

Come back for more!

HOT weather Makeup Tips!

As a professional makeup artist I have learned so much working in and out of the studio and on photo shoots outdoors.

Here a few makeup tricks and tips I think you’ll enjoy doing!

Drinks on the beach 🏖 or at a beach bar or enjoying a beautiful sunset with your sweetie I know you want to look good! And maybe sexy too.

Prepping your bare eyelids with a smidge of petroleum jelly will turn powder shadows into a shimmery cream eyeshadow. It also helps powder eyeshadows last when hotter weather has arrived. Brides getting married outside love this trick too.

A creamy balm like SPF applied first and then a dash of powder blush on your finger…. Makes a lasting gorgeous glow blush look.

Don’t want your lips to fade and make the pigment also last longer? Apply a creamy balm on your lips first . Next add a swipe of color. Do not rub your lips 👄 together.

Want the definition of mascara without the run and raccoon look? Simply use a clear mascara or buy a tubing mascara like the brand Blinc it is an amazing mascara. Give it a whirl.

Summer is coming! Try and keep cool and look good with these tips.

And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Quench your Skin!

With this!

I love eating 🍉 watermelon day or night. It just is so refreshing and I love the way it feels on the tongue. Every juicy bite is a delight!

I also love ❤️ to use it in summer 🥗 salads.

COOL Watermelon 🥥 Pick Me Up

What you will need for this drink:

1 cup of coconut water

1 SPARKLING water

Juice of one lime

Mashup or muddle a few fresh mint leaves 🍃

1/2 cup of cucumber 🥒 peeled and sliced into thin rounds. Not chunky.

Place mixture in a blender or in a couple of tall glasses filled with ice.

Add a 1/2 cup of sparkling water 💦 into each glass.

Garnish with whatever you’d like. Mint leaves, cucumber slice or a tropical 🌴 drink umbrella.

Another way I like to serve watermelon juice is fresh squeezed from a blender and sometimes I like to add a spray of whip cream on top!

You haven’t lived until you tasted watermelon juice with whip cream on top! Crazy good.

Before the pandemic I served this to my clients in shot glasses. Just a taste! What a fun summer treat.

So refreshing and delicious.

Make a toast and drink your way to glowy skin!

🍉Did you know Asian women love to eat watermelon?

AND… Some woman and their daughters have been taught by their elders how to use the rind inside after you eat it and rub it on clean skin. They feel it makes their skin feel and look amazing.

Try it you just might like it!

Hope you’re having an awesome summer! 🏖

Sunless Tanner …

Sunless tanner can be a bit messy if you don’t apply with gloves. If you use a sunless tanner and your hands turn a bit brown or orange. Try my recipe.

It has worked for me for years and my clients love and have been rescued by me With this recipe too!

What you will need for this recipe:

Two things!

Granulated or cubed white SUGAR crushed.

 

 

 

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 AND

🍋 Lemons

 Mix the two together and apply in circular motions. Rub on the skin another round and rinse after a few minutes. Be certain to rinse well.

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Apply your favorite hand or body cream over it.

* If it’s your face that is sunless tanner stained do the same but apply your fave facial moisturizer afterwards to hydrate the skin.

It will lighten up and remove the stains! I have saved many a bride with this recipe.

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When did you get your last one?

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It is skin cancer awareness month and it is time to remind ourselves to pick up a new tube of your fave sunscreen.

No, last years Sunscreen 🧴 tube won’t work. Old, once opened or if stored in a bright, warm or hot place it has lost its potency to protect. The formulas not the same. You need to start fresh!

People in Florida have begun to go to the beach 🏖 again and signs They have been there are are showing. I see red lobster 🦞 faces, peeling faces, dry inflamed skin. It isn’t very pretty as they race to chase the sun and a bit of color. I realize people are restless. A pandemic isn’t much fun is it?

But SKIN CANCER is probably worse. Especially if it is Melanoma. Skin cancer can be fatal. Protect that baby and your children and your own skin! DAILY not just during skin cancer awareness month. While you are at it call your dermatologist and book your annual exam. Mine is booked later this month.

If you own a spa, salon or beauty business and you’re back open again or have an online shop. Consider retailing sun 🌞 protection. Sunscreen & Bronzer are a winning combination!

I often hear women ask… What is your beauty secret for looking younger? Or I want to look younger fast! What can I do?

I think you know the answer. Skin cancer is a sneaky disease. Arm yourself! Please wear SUNSCREEN and throw on some shade too! 😎

You CAN enjoy the sunshine. You just need to do it wisely.

#skincancersurvivor

Summer in a glass …

Are you looking for a lip 👄 smacking lemonade to quench your clients (friends and families) thirst and lips?

What I like to make is this

3 cups of squeezed 🍋 lemon juice (FRESH please)

1 cup of strawberries 🍓 slices OR raspberries mashed with a spoon or fork

1 1/2 cups of sugar

2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh mint 🍃

Next add…

12 cups of water

Mix all of the above together in a pitcher making sure the sugar is stirred well.

Serve chilled or pour over ice.

Garnish with fresh mint leave.

Pretty & Yum!

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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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