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!
People ask me what is my favorite travel tip for trips for work or play?
I had to create a new one. As I love to fly on an airplane or a quick trip drive outside of the city.
Nowadays I am getting kinda tired of this pandemic and grow restless. At times I feel a bit claustrophobic with a face mask on. So, I make sure BEFORE I leave the house or get on the plane I prep to put on my face mask scented with my favorite essential oil (not craft oils) TRUE essential oils.
My go to brand is made by the company Aura Cacia.
1. First lay out your face mask on the table.
2. Next, I sprinkle on the sides of the mask a drop of lavender oil NOT on the mouth area or near the eyes. More toward the mid cheek area. Both sides.
3. Let the mask 😷 dry. Place mask in baggie and you are ready for anything. POSSIBLE unruly passenger ✈️ on the plane,maybe turbulence, feeling anxious? Or when I’m getting tired of wearing that mask. The aromatherapy 🍃 is quite comforting.
No, it doesn’t make your skin breakout or irritate your skin.
I’ve been offering these type travel tips with my clients at my makeup studio. Now I’m sharing with you. Hope you try it out on your next vacay or mini road trip.
STRESS less. Chill out, keep calm.
For the return flight ✈️ or trip I already packed and did the above. But this time I added a cotton ball in the baggie with essential oil sprinkled on it. It makes the fragrance last longer and infuses in the baggie. Ready for your return.
After my trip I throw out the disposable mask 😷 but if you are using your fave cloth mask. Travel with two and wash them when you get home.
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!
“Caked on” made up faces are NOT happening. Makeup is heading softer and pretty is back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I want to travel again and discover what is behind this fabulous door!
I want to wear this luscious tangerine 🍊 lipstick when I do.
I want to sip a cup like this when I get there!
I want to pick these out from a flower market and bring them to my hotel room to enjoy my entire stay.
I want to enjoy this view and sunset. I saw one almost as gorgeous as this in Colorado and it’s beauty and the colors are still etched in my memory. I pray for our lives and have hope we will enjoy life again.
We must wash our hands often, mask up,do our part in social distancing and above all practice patience! What about you?
So if you’re in the beauty business or just want to be in the know here are a few intriguing things they have been using.
Lady Gaga goes straight to her kitchen when it comes to makeup remover uses olive oil to remove her makeup 💄 as well for to hydrate her hair.
Many celebrities rinse their mouth and freshen their breath with coconut oil mouth rinses.
JLo thinks exercise, no smoking and no drinking are her secrets for looking young. I think it’s working! Don’t you?
Actress Catherine Zeta Jones uses slices of fresh strawberries 🍓 and applies them on her teeth to whiten and brighten her teeth. I asked my dentist about this and he actually said it may work!
Tiffany Haddish loves using coconut oil. And also makes a facial scrub with it by adding baking soda to it.
Wendy Williams swears by Gold Bond cream or lotion to keep her skin silky sexy smooth.
Gwenyth Paltrow is pretty game to try a lot of things (just check out her website Goop) when it comes to health and beauty. She also swears by pilates as her fountain of youth.
Nightingale or Bird Nest’s Facials affectionately called bird poop facials are yet another type of skin facial celebrities love. It is an old Asian Beauty secret for brightening and whitening the complexion! But they are also crazy about deep cleaning and facials in general.
Many celebritiesmale and female use a brand called Eminence.
They also use K BeautyKorean Beauty and other brand eye, lip and facial sheet masks as prep before a red carpet event or pre-photo shoots. They also use them in flight on airplanes.
So there you have it if you want to be in the know and what’s trending with a few celebrities right now. Share with your clients and friends. Maybe spend the 4th weekend sipping a cold glass of Sangria and doing self-care like the celebrities.
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 💄 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 ❤️ 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!
I am so in LOVE with my mini fridge from Cooluli that I had to write the company and ask if I could share a discountcode JUST FOR YOU to use on their website. I will share this discount code savings for your purchase at the end of my blog but FIRST let me tell you why YOU NEED it in your life and what it is good for!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE mine and it is so adorable and handy. I like to take it with me on the roadas it can be used hooked up in your car. Or connect via USB on your computer. It is the coolest thing ever!And SO LIGHT and the size is just right for me too! It is taking social media into a whirlwind! Beauty addicts and LOVERS adore it and more!
Here is what the company based in Brooklyn NY has to say about the mini fridge units they sell.
Cooluli is great for keeping food and drinks warm or cool, whether at home, at work, on the road, and everywhere in between. From soup to sandwiches,energy drinks to coffee,tea Cooluli’s got you covered.
Ideal for vitamin C serum, jade rollers, eye creams, sheet masks,toners and more! The cooling sensation you get from storing your skincare in a Cooluli is nothing shortof amazing! Why keep your rose water mist next to your mustard—and far from your vanity?
Cooluli is your answer to efficient and adorable skin care organization.Great for all skincare, especially organic and natural skincare, and beauty items containing active ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol. Keeping your beauty faves cool can prolong shelf-life, plus the cooling sensation soothes and refreshes. The Cooluli chillout is perfect for eye creams designed to de-puff or for treatments that care for dry, irritated skin. Keeping your skincare routine chilled definitely revs up your beauty game!
TowelsHeat and open up those pores before treating your clients or your skin. The warmth is both soothing and effective!
Great for keeping towels warm during a relaxing manicure,pedicure and more.
Perfect to keep insulin and other temperature-regulated medications, such as
certain forms of birth control, topical ointments, etc. This makes them remain
active and effective and the convenience factor is a plus!
MOM’S and new moms great for breast milk and formula!
Also use Cooluli:
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Tailgates + Barbecues
Road Trips + Vacations
Dorm Rooms + Bedrooms + Hotel Rooms
Spas + Salons
Office Desk + Co-working Spaces
Gaming Rooms + Dens
As well as MAN CAVES and SHE SHEDS!
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Back from Chitown AKA Chicago and the spa and hair show! What a fabulous time I had.
I went two days sooner to enjoy the view… shop and eat my fav places too!
My makeup 💄 class went well. I love teaching. The show floors were filled with color, new skin care finds, nail and lashes galore! Lights, cameras and music 🎶 filled the show floors!
Color !!! 🌈 rainbows of color for the hair, nails and makeup hues too! Neon is back from makeup,to fashion, to accessories!
Say ” Goodbye”To naked & nude hues! Although rose gold still is the center of attention in makeup,hair and fashion.
Say “Hello” to color and fun.
Bold lipsticks. Fierce eyeshadows. Fun deep cleaning, tightening and hydrating face masks and more!
And… New skincare tools & gadgets.
We gave away our Lucky Cookie 🥠 Asian Beauty Box to one lucky winner at the NASNPro booth with founder Denise Fuller.
If you couldn’t make it to a show or conference yet this year! Yet!
See you in Las Vegas at the International Esthetician’s Cosmetics and Spa show. Alongside the International Beauty Show! It’s not too late to buy your ticket 🎫 to my class and make it a mini educational & shopping 🛍 for your business vacation trip too!
Explore beyond your salon or spa door! Come out,learn all things new and be inspired too!
Next show is starting this weekend in one of my other favorite cities Chicago! 😎
I so love this city and the people in it too! Very friendly! Very clean! Shopping 🛍 and food to die for! The foodie 🍩 scene is incredible here I’ll share more after I get back.
Another reason I love ❤️ to work and play in Chicago is for the sound of the voices and chatter of a lot of people. The sound is of the Polish language. You see I am an All American girl whose mom just happens to be Polish. I cherish hearing that language. It reminds me of my mom and grandmother who is no longer with me. Hearing the Polish is music 🎼 to my ears.
I’ll be guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show. Ticket sales are great. My class will be filled and I can’t wait to share all I know and have to offer. My topic is Making 💄Up Woman Over 60 & beyond.
As esthetician’s and makeup artist there is so much we can do for our clients.
It’s sad when people think they are too old! Women tell me they aren’t dead! And they too want to look good and look sexy and feel it too! So that’s why decided to choose this topic to teach. I have many tips to share and makeup and skin secrets to take care of this age range too.
I’ll share more from the show floor and happy to answer any questions too!
If you’re in Chicago at IECSC or America’s Beauty Show. Come by and say “Hello!”