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 🌞 still shines,the rain ☔️ still comes down and the birds 🐦 are happily singing away. Spring 🌺 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 ☎️ calls and emails and to stock up on our shelves,pack up mail orders 📦 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 🍵tea,gourmet coffee and something edible. Sweets or fresh fruit and veggies. But now…not sure. I loved hosting fun and yummy shopping 🛍 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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9 Zoom Hacks That Will Instantly Up Your Video Call Game — StyleCaster

I am afraid of  ZOOM and I am not afraid to admit it. Are YOU?

If you are too and want to look better with it too…Let’s dive in ,read on and learn all things new via a fellow blogger from StyleCaster! Sharing is caring.

You’re welcome!

 

Like many of us, you’ve probably been living virtually lately. Whether it’s a long meeting with your work team or catching up and drinking with your BFFs, odds are your new home is Zoom. But if you’ve just been using Zoom the way it appears when you first download it, you’re missing out on some…

via 9 Zoom Hacks That Will Instantly Up Your Video Call Game — StyleCaster

I wish you a Merry Christmas! 🎄

I hope it was an amazing Holiday season for you and your spa or beauty business! Mine was going well until the FLU 😷 arrived. Thank goodness we were able to make it to at least the week before the Christmas finish line. We worked our tails off. We answered many calls for Mail Orders and gift 🎁 order requests.

We served yummy and cozy drinks 🍹 and decadent edibles while they shopped.

We offered free gift wrap, gift cards and a holiday discount for our VIP mailing list clients.

We had two weekend Open House celebrations 🎉 and the clients and my team loved spending time with our clients and so enjoy helping them shop for their gift giving needs.

Next on to wrapping up the year and a New Years Eve toast email to THANK our clients for their business.

Afterwards… Closed for Inventory and a little R & R.

Hope you get a chance to rest a bit and enjoy your family and friends or just being alone. Tomorrow is a brand new day and soon we will start a brand new year!

Taking one day at a time in bed. This flu shall pass. Next time I will not skip getting the flu shot. You’re never so busy you can’t make time to take care of yourself. As a business owner I will remember my own wellness advice.

Blessings 🙏 to you!

Energizing scents!

Today I had to be on TV and was sleepless in Seattle and woke up very early. I also had to go to my makeup and skin studio and worked all day. In the middle of the afternoon I needed a lift between clients. I was tired. I’m never tired! So, instead of reaching out for coffee I did this. If you need a lift over the holiday season at work or at play…TRY THIS!

 Looking for a boost of plant energy during a hectic day at work? OR at home 🏡after holiday shopping?

Look to Mother Nature!

Try rubbing some basil leaves together. Or  fresh peppermint leaves work as well. The aromatic scents will refresh your spirit. I keep a variety of plants and one of each of these at my business door and in my beauty kitchen. Ready for cooking, ice tea or aromatherapy.

Not all aromatherapy has to come from a bottle of essential oil.

Enjoy!

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Hot beauty tool and more!

Have I got a deal for you!

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 discount code 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 road as 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.

Food/Drinks/Snacks

  • 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.fridge Blog PRO_4717.JPG

Skincare

  • 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.

Medicine
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MOM’S and new moms great for breast milk and formula!
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