Want to meet a Real Housewife of the OC?

Vicki1Bring your BFF,mom sister or daughter.Come enjoy another year and another fun show!
Jacksonville it is almost time!
Show time at the Southern Women’s Show. Food,fashion,beauty and above all lots of fun!

I will be there and guest speaking and COOKING UP SOME FUN on the cooking stage.
Thursday October 16th at 1:30PM and Saturday October 18th,2014 AT 11:30AM

Guess Who else will be there?

Rock your hair with Michael O’Rourke famous educator and HAIRSTYLIST.

Also if you are addicted to Real Housewives of any county like I am…You will LOVE what the SWS has in store for you.
Vicki Gunvalson from the Real Housewives of Orange County will be there with her motivational show Tomorrow Belongs To You!
She will also answer any burning questions you may have!

Stay tuned for more Southern Women Show scoop and fun things you need to know before you go!

Live in Jacksonville and want to win a set of two tickets?
Respond to this blog and tell me why you love and want to go to the show!
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Wrinkles around your lips? FAB lip Tips!

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I LOVE LIPS! Better than chocolate (almost) I love ANYTHING to do lips!
As you may know my signature slogan and mantra is “A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”.
Hope you have some sunshine on your LIPS today?

Today I want to share with you some of my fave “go to” things for your lips from products to LIP beauty rescues. I was featured on the only local talk show on the First Coast called The Chat in sunny Jacksonville Florida. WTLV NBC 12 & WJXX ABC25

Does your lipstick or lip gloss run down your lips and out of the outline?

Use a clear lip pencil.

Yes,this transparent lip liner stick works wonders on your lips!
No color just an invisible looking pencil that you use just like you would with a lip liner with pigment.
If you need a little more help try Perfect Day Lip Base. Like foundation for your lips it makes your lip color stay on better, remain true and helps keep it from running too.

BOTH of these products help and also great for smokers,drinking straw sippers and suckers and sunbathers lips.
You know what I mean those pesky lines around your lips!

Has your favorite lipsticks been discontinued,broke or melted?

Lip Motel to the rescue! This long empty motel compact with mini compartments will hold your lipsticks or lip balms.Simply scoop your leftover lip products with the mini spatula into the empty spaces and save them to use over and over again. Eco chic and fabulous.Be your own makeup artist and use the cool stuff we use too.This is a makeup artists secret!

What’s trending in lipsticks and with Celebrities ?

They are not only are wearing a fabulous lipstick but wearing lipstick,lips and nail polish on their ears,necks and fingers in the form of bling!
They are even wearing handbags in the shape of luscious lips for night clubbing. It is a conversation piece and fashionable fun!

Dehydrated lips LOVE and need this recipe I call …Sugar Me Up

What you’ll need:

1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of Organic coconut oil (I LOVE the Whole Foods Everyday 365 Value brand)
1 drop of vitamin E oil (optional)

Stir the above up and enjoy as a lip exfoliator weekly. If your lipsticks are drying out your lips. You NEED this DIY treatment!

If you want a skin soothing lip balm on the cheap. Try this aromatic Rose scented Lip balm!

What you will need:

1 teaspoon or 2 of Organic Coconut oil (depending on size of container)
1 drop of Aura Cacia rose essential oil (optional)

Stir the two well and pour into a container from the Dollar store or a mini jam jar. Apply on clean naked lips nightly!

I ALWAYS kiss my lips goodnight with a lip treatment.I also take beauty supplements and for my sweet tooth and prettier skin take a Beauty Burst a day alongside my other vitamins.

Looking good feels fabulous! Enjoy my beauty secrets,and lifestyle tips along with my natural D.I.Y. recipes!
Enjoy video from segment on The Chat show GO TO: http://www.wtlv.com

Colorado High!

Denver PhotoI recently enjoyed an escape to a beautiful place I have not been to in awhile. My! Other than food and shopping growth it hasn’t changed. It is still as beautiful and the air is crisp healthy and clear. As I’ve mentioned before…
Explore beyond your door when possible.I love to combine business with pleasure and stay an extra day in a state or city.
It truly does wonders for you,your health,mind and body too.

If you ever doubt where God is just look in the sky and all around you.

HELLO…Greasy face!

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Does your face look oily and greasy …NOT glowing?
HATE foundation? Do you want a pretty quick and natural looking fix?

First of all don’t hate your shiny oily skin. Oily skin is your friend. It keeps you younger looking longer. However, I have oily skin and I know how you feel. Besides using good skin care for your skin type my beauty secret is a powder foundation in a compact. A double duty beauty that gives you amazing results and looks soft and pretty. I professionally recommend a kabuki (short & fluffy)powder brush to apply it. NOT the flat powder puff that comes with them. I get compliments on my complexion every day! I hope you will TRY one someday soon and enjoy the beautiful looking benefits.

BRUSH oily skin away,tone down shine and even out your complexion with this new beauty technology and look.
Say “Hello” to a gorgeous new look.

PS
Dry,normal to dry or hormonal skin loves this too.It evens out your skin with a kiss of powder and foundation too.NOT heavy and no cakey powder face.

Got a beauty or skin question? I’d love to help! Simply ask.

Beautiful “You” time Jacksonville…at Whole Foods Market

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Looking for a morning escape while the kids are in school? Want to have some me time,make new friends and GIRL FUN?

Want to learn the latest beauty and skin trends?
Looking for a healthier approach to beauty? Me too.That is why I do these classes on TV,print and guest speaking all over the country too.
I’ll be whipping up some amazing delights.

Join me at Whole Foods Market on San Jose Blvd. in Jacksonville Weds. September 10th at 10:00 AM in the stores Lifestyle center.

Door Prizes,FREE samples from NeoCell and so much MORE!

http://www.wholefoods.com click on EVENT calendar.You’ll see the class and follow to the evite TO GET YOUR TICKET.
Questions? JUST CALL or email the store.

Your time with me is absolutely FREE!

Foot Massage… yes please!

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I LOVE beauty and wellness tools and gadgets!!! Don’t you?

So, I had to share with you my new find for your feet. It is like a bubble bath and massage therapist at your feet. Not quite but as close as you can get in the comfort of your shower. I am always on my feet!This system helps with my tired feet too.Add this to your pampering mani and pedi night and you’ll feel just right. Your husband may want to get in on the action too!
This system comes with the FOOTEMATE brush
a bottle of Rejuvenating cleansing gel,a rope to secure your relaxing journey.
The contoured bristles shape to cradle your foot,creating a stimulating,revitalizing after those long achy feet days and send you to bliss.
You control the moves and how long you want to stay in bliss.

visit …www.footmate.com

Home-made Beauty Tips

photo-1.JPG TV 4  8-16-2014Celebrate your face and skin this summer with these natural beauty recipes!

I love to shop Whole Foods Market and the Farmers markets for the ingredients to make these D.I.Y. recipes.
All of my recipes are cheap,quick and easy to make. And unisex…your daughter or sweetie can get in on the touch of the spa action too.

Key Lime Pie Body Treatment
2 cups of plain Greek or regular yogurt (use less if you are making a smaller portion)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey (Bee Friends Farm)
1 tablespoon of lime

Blend all of the above and pour into a plastic bowl. Sit at the edge of the tub and rub on your body.Leave this treatment on at least 15 minutes.Rinse well and enjoy the way your skin feels.
* I like to scoop any remains and recycle re-purpose and place in a jar and save for another day.Lasts nicely in the refrigerator for a week or more.

Skin Brightening Lemon Cups

Say Bye Bye to dry discolored skin with this skin treat.
Next time you prepare a meal with lemons or make lemonade save the leftover lemons and rub the inside of the lemons on your elbows.This treatment will gently exfoliate and help the discoloration most of us get on our elbows and knees.Rub the meaty part of inside of a lemon and go round and round motion on your elbows. It can also be done to your kneees.Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth.Apply your favorite hand and or body lotion.

Bathe in Beauty

I love to to take a bath and surround myself with things that are pretty. Make your body happy with this awesome bath idea.
Sprinkle your fave bath salts or Epsom salts in warm bath water.Add a couple edible flowers. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink or fresh water in a plastic glass and enjoy eating an edible flower too. It is kinda FUN.Make it even more decadent and add a piece of decadent chocolate!

Be good to YOURSELF…if you don’t who will?

http://www.news4jax.com for video footage

COOL Summertime Strawberry Soup & more!

strawberry-photo1-mMy Polish side of the family has some delightful recipes this soup is one of them. It is so refreshing in the summertime and while strawberries are in season especially.

What makes it special are these ingredients: (and the Polish FAMILY memories)

1 lb fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
*whipped cream
*fresh mint leaves

Clean and hull strawberries and place in a blender,combine the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream and mint.Blend until smooth.
CHILL for a few hours or overnight.Serve in pretty bowls and top with dollop of whip cream and garnish with a few mint leaves.

Yummy,creamy and dreamy taste of a recipe from Poland.My mom would be proud I still keep close in my heart and continue these traditions.

Do you have a YUMMY or unique recipe you’d like to share with me?
I’d LOVE to hear from you!

*Yummy photo from the website Cool Photo Projects.

While strawberries are still in season,you might also want to enjoy my recipe for a Refreshing Strawberry Face MASK for your skin.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of local honey

Mash the strawberries with a spoon and add in the honey. This will make a fruity honey filled face mask. The strawberries contain Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin gently in a natural way.
If your skin is looking dull,tired,sun damaged or prone to a blemish you will LOVE what this mask does for your skin.

Leave on your face for at least fifteen minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.Follow with your moisturizer and eye gel.
They say that Hollywood Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones use strawberries in their beauty rituals.
This fresh mask will last up to a week in an airtight container. I prefer to store in glass NOT plastic container.

*As I have mentioned before always do a spot test on the side of your cheek or neck to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. If you know you are do not use this recipe.

Get cooking and enjoy these two delicious delights one for your body and one for your face. YUM!

Grapefruit and Green Tea Toner

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As you may know I love to cook up things in my kitchen that aren’t just food for my family.
These recipes also include beauty for your face. Here is a recipe to make a cool and refreshing skin toner for your face.I also love to use it on a flat cotton pad down my neck and decolette.

1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup of fresh brewed organic green tea (room temperature)

Get all your ingredients together and line them up.Next brew some fresh green tea. Let tea cool on counter and fill the ingredients into a spray bottle.(4 oz. size does quite nicely).
*This toner can safely be kept in the frig for up to eight weeks may be less.
I LOVE to chill my toner in the frig or you may keep on your bathroom shelf.
Spray this D.I.Y. toner on a flat cotton pad and use all over your face.Exclude the eye area.

Vitamin C is the beauty ingredient from the grapefruit juice. It brightens and tones the skin.
Witch hazel is a mild astringent that removes excess oil,dirt and makeup.It also makes your pores appear smaller.

I love to cook and whip up beauty in my kitchen…you will too!

Take some time one day and try my recipes and have some fun too!

*Found this yummy photo in School Photo Projects website.