OOPS!

Beauty disasters or beauty dilemmas no matter what you call them they are not fun when they happen! Here are some common problems and my rescues.

You’re doing the last finishing touches to your eye makeup and you decide since it is date night with your husband you want to add a bit more for sexier bedroom eyes.

You add a deeper shade on the outer corners of the eyes and dark specks of color drop down under your eyes and face.

Beauty Solution:
A q-tip dipped into a dash of your cream concealer can pick up that mess fast. Just don’t rub it in, pick it up and cover it at the same time.Next, blend with a pointed sponge and a dot of more concealer.

Next time use Shadow Shields before you apply your eye makeup.I call them baby bibs for under the eyes.

You wear a fierce colored lipstick or liquid lipstick and that shade of bold and sexy is running out of the lip line.You don’t typically like to nor have the time to apply lip liner.

Beauty Solution:Keep a clear lip liner in your cosmetic bag. You apply it like a regular lip liner and yes it is invisible to the eye but works wonders at keeping the lipstick in place and not run all over your face.

Your stylist or spa waxes your brows and you are all red afterwards.

Beauty Solution:When you get home add a few drops of aloe from a fresh aloe plant. If you don’t have an aloe plant in your kitchen you’re missing out on a beauty essential.It is cooling,soothing and tones down redness too.erfect no mess application.Aloe vera gel by the bottle will work nicley too. But I love to go natural!

 

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After you’re done with your face always do a double take in the MIRROR and a well lit or sun lit area.

Beauty Solution: So many women make the mistake of not applying a light dusting of powder over the foundation to set it. Use a loose or pressed powder with a light weight brush. (But you can use the puff)

This is also needed when you apply blush the two do not lay right nor look good on the skin. Always set your foundation or tinted moisturizer first with powder and when you apply blush go over it again dusting lightly to smooth out the edges too.

But please don’t be a powdered “cake face” as a little goes a long way.

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COOL as a Cucumber!

A unique innovation that cools your body and eyes with the beauty of COOLING cucumbers. Having a heatwave? YOU  need this.cumaskmodel-8.5x5.5CUMASK MODEL #2

Simply place some fresh slices of cucumbers and place them in the mesh side of the eye mask. CU eye mask helps keep them in place and offers the perfect amount of relaxing shade for your eyes too. YOU’LL be cool as a cucumber.

You’ll love this amazing invention made by a woman business owner whose company is Serene Concepts.

http://www.serenecon.com

 

Double duty Beauty~

Face mask with oats 7-4-2016I love this creamy D.I.Y. face and neck mask and the way my skin feels after it!

Good to try after a day in the sun or for anti-aging dry skin.

1/2 cup of ripe  banana slices

1/4 cup of Greek organic yogurt

1 tsp organic honey

Stir these all together dahling!

Double duty beauty…Tighten and soften your skin with a mix of these in a bowl.

Apply on  a clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated and look amazing. My mantra is…Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

 

Because you asked…MY Skin Care Rituals!

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The most common question I get asked is what are  MY daily skin rituals?

So, because so many of you have asked I decided to share it with you.

#1 I take care of my skin!

NO secret there. I never go to sleep with the end of the days makeup on. No matter how tired I am or how much champagne I  might have enjoyed at a beauty event or at a party that evening.I always remove my makeup and wash my face well.

My main goal is to have healthy looking clear (blemish free skin) skin and also want to be healthy from within!

I love to spray my face with rosewater during the day.I also set my makeup with it.

I don’t wear lots of foundation.I apply it where I need it. I am not fond of looking at a couple of  sunspots I got from sunbathing when I first moved to Florida.I like an even looking  complexion.

I am a “water girl”…I drink tons of it!!!

I drink bottled water and also enjoy drinking a special water called All Beauty Water. I rarely drink soda or other sweet drinks.

After I wake up I drink a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon.This is my go to!!!

My mother taught me this since I was a little girl.She drank this daily. Then I drink either coffee or aromatic jasmine tea. Sometimes depending how my day is going to be I drink  Italian coffee with a pot I bought in Italy I got addicted to it on trips to Italy.

I take Belle + Bella   Probiology  capsule probiotic daily.It really helps me to maintain healthy skin from within…the gut~

I also love to drink my collagen and wear it too with NeoCell‘s new collagen supplement in powder form and my standby Beauty Infusion powder skin supplements by NeoCell too. Just add them to water,sip and go! My skin LOVES it and it shows.

Since moving from NYC/NJ to sunny  Florida for my husband I have gotten smarter and learned to love adding a sunscreen to my beauty skin routine.After meeting countless women with weathered sun damaged skin,I simply had to.

I also learned a good pair of sunglasses “sunnies” are a healthy addition to my fashion/SKINcare wardrobe.”They protect your eyes as well as the skin around your eyes where squinting wrinkles form.

I love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I buy them almost on a daily basis.Fresh is BEST! They do wonders for your skin.I love to visit Asian market and stores and farmers markets or shop at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s.

I love supporting small biz farmers vegetable and fruit stands when I travel too! This weekend I am going to enjoy steamed veggies,yummy salads with edible flowers,I’ll make some blueberry sangria and a bit of naughty.Not sure what that naughty will be.

When I want to eat candy I love Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville Florida or shop Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC or pop in the Sugar Factory in LV…but since  sweets age your skin faster I put myself on pause and eat a Beauty Burst by NeoCell.It is like candy for your skin. It has wonderful bonuses  for skin,nails and my hair and tastes like a StarBurst’s chewy candy.Taking vitamins never tasted or feels so good.

Since I LOVE natural I am going to make my skin a treat! I use this mask before I put on makeup. I vary using different fresh recipes I have created through the years.

An Oatmeal & Coconut Milk Face Mask

Try this recipe if you like to D.I.Y.face mask:

3 ounces of ground oats

1 1/2 ounces of coconut milk

Optional: Grind a small vanilla bean into the oats.It will smell amazing!

Mix dry with the wet ingredients and add a dash of fresh whole milk if it is not moist enough.

Apply to a clean face and leave on about 10-15 minutes.

The Beauty Benefits?

Great for all skin types including sensitive skin. It adds moisture to your complexion and gently exfoliates dry flaky skin too. I prefer to leave it on 10 minutes or so. Rinse mask off with  warm water and a washcloth. Add any one of the  moisturizer’s on my shelf and apply Young Eyes eye gel.

I also will slice some cold cucumbers and place one of each on my eye lids and rest my eyes. I truly think music is healting to the soul and calms the spirit.My fav’ is listening to the beautiful music of George Skaroulis “Sanctuary or David Young’s “Bliss”. If you don’t know their music you need to!

Hope you enjoyed a peek inside my skin care rituals.

I embrace my not so perfect lovely face. Do you?  What do you do?

*Due to your requests and inspired by the site Into The Gloss too. I hope you enjoyed the rituals I do.More on my skin rituals to come .

 

Back to always fabulous Las Vegas!

 

I LOVE to work and play in Las Vegas!

Back again last weekend for the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference as well as the International Beauty Show.  Two fabulous shows one for beauty industry professionals like makeup artists,skin care professionals ,spas and plastic surgery clinics. The other IBS is loved by hairstylists,nail techs and makeup artists.LV SIGN photo

So good to connect with businesses,explore the show floor and lecture. My two topics were “What a Bride Wants” and “Model and Fashion Week Beauty Secrets.”

Someday soon I will post them and will share them ALL with you too!

They had a cool down in the weather instead of the 122 degrees they’ve been having… it was only 112 degrees.Lol…it was tough! I played on the LV strip, I got a mani & pedi,shoulder & back massage,got a deep cleansing facial and foot spa experience all on the show floor. I sampled,touched,sniffed,rubbed and tested many of the new products in beauty.

I shopped till I really dropped…lots of  work and YET so much fun!

Gotta get caught up and rest up and reboot my body. It is exhausting and travel today is even more so. I had two flight issues one with airplane problems and one with delays that were weather related.Happy to leave and enjoyed all that LV had to offer and happy to get back to my husband and to chill.

 

 

Beyonce drinks this …you’ll crave it too!

Whole_Foods_Market_logo.svgWTRMLN WTR is my latest DELICIOUS obsession. It’s also Beyonce’s new investment in the companies healthy drink addition to grocery stores like Whole Foods Market.

Its a watermelon water made with everything but the skin and no water added.I know the name is a bit weird but the flavor is not.

Here are the ingredients and hydrating benefits:

COLD PRESSED DRINK

NON GMO

POTASSIUM RICH

l-CITRULLINE (workout friendly)

Packed with VITAMIN C and LYCOPENE

Makes your muscles rejoice! Your body hydrated.

#hydrated+happiness

 

This summer don’t just eat some watermelon …drink it too. It is oh so good and good for you too.

If you are a fan of Bey…go get some at WFM.

What’s Hot in Beauty…Now!

GLEAM BODY RADIANCENot only did I guest speak at the show I shopped the show floor and found some unique products. The Premiere Orlando and Premiere Day Spa shows are two fabulous shows in one.This show is for business owners hairstylists,make-up artists,estheticians and beauty and wellness business owners.Here is a peek inside my top picks from 100’s of vendor booths. You and your guy will love!

Veganic Products all natural 100% Vegan shampoo and conditioner. Thicker,fuller,healthier hair,skin and makeup products. Vegan is getting bigger then ever not just in food but with our beauty and skin products.This booth was amazing. I thought I was in Shangri-la and on a gorgeous peaceful island. Healthier beauty without chemicals is what it’s all about.

www.veganicproducts.com

BEARDMAN Daily Shampoo and RX Intense Deep Conditioner for the BEARD. Men are going wild over this clean,fresh and healthier shampoo and conditioner just for their beard.

http://www.beardman.net

Glitter Therapy because glitter is now and into the fall so on trend. Many women including me were born with glitter in our veins. We can’t get enough sparkle!

This brand is great to use as an eyeliner and on the face or body. I love to sprinkle a little fun each day. The sparkle I am talking about is not the little girl or craft glitter by the way.Add a little sparkle to the day or dance the night away!

http://www.glittertherapy.com

Graff Etch is an enhancing hair art designs with color. Color your or your baes world and skin/hair with these. Can be used on beards,hair lines,buzz cuts,uncuts and used to create one of a kind creations.It is like a box of crayons for adults! Hair salons,barbershops and the guy or gal next door are going crazy over this colorful trend.Guys really get in in on the fun too! http://www.graffetch.com

 

Glitter and Glam the new beauty book on makeup and doing fun and glam makeup from celebrity makeup artist  Melanie Mills Hollywood.As head makeup artist for Dancing with the Stars for six years and on TV sets and more.This woman owned family business is a beauty force in Hollywood. She also has a collection of makeup called GLEAM!

Melanie Mills client list includes:Ariana Grande,Kelly Osbourne,Seal, Sugar ray Leonard,Pamela Anderson,Michael Bolton,Mindy Kaling,Maxsim Chmerkovskiy,Carrie Ann Inaba and so many more!

http://www.melaniemillshollywood.com

I hope you enjoy this tour from the Premiere Show floor in sunny Orlando Florida.

My next beauty stop will be in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks.

Come back …Beauties~

Showtime!

Premiere Show 2016

Tonight I leave for Orlando to guest speak at the Premiere HAIR Show and Day Spa show. Anyone who is anyone in the hair,beauty and nail industry will be there.

I will be whipping up some beauty and sharing all things D.I.Y. with a natural approach to beauty and sharing beauty secrets!

I can’t wait to connect with my fellow speakers,makeup artists,nail techs, estheticians,beauty salons,day spas and more!

I look forward to browzing the show floor and attending a few classes too!

The show floor and stages are filled with alot of music,models,makeovers,demo’s,free sampling and classes to learn trends and cutting edge skincare too.

The show floor is also filled with all things glam and new!

Stay tuned come back to me early next week. I will share the beauty I found!

#forprofessionalsonly

Not open to the public!

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SUNBURN!

aloe ice trayOuch!

This Memorial day holiday weekend I saw lot of LOBSTER looking girls,guys and unfortunately kids. Here are some quick skin fixes for sunburn.

Keep an aloe plant in your kitchen.It offers a quick and soothing rescue for your skin. I also like to fill a tray with aloe ver gel and freeze. Take an ice cube and warm in your hand a few seconds,roll gently on the skin where you have a burn or skin irritation.Or you can try Lily of the Desert aloe vera recovery gelly and apply. Both have anti-inflammatory  effects and sooth the skin too.Similasan Burn recovery is also another soothing choice. Found at Whole Foods market.

Alba Botanica Burn relief spray or try a cooling bath in oatmeal flakes. Aura Cacia has an awesome soothing chamomile and oats body soak.Relieves itching,burning feel and the not s pretty skin,peeling and flaking you get after a burn.

Take a cool water bath with fresh edible flowers…drink a glass of water with an edible flower too and enjoy a pretty looking bath too!

Hydrate your skin with cocoa butter,shea butter or any skin softening lotion or cream.

Cold cucumbers grated  and applied in cheesecloth on your face or eye slices are a refreshing and cool skin and eye treat. Did you know your eyes can get sunburned too?

*Stay away from …salt,nut or sugar scrubs at this time.They are too harsh for your red raw skin.

Doctors recommend taking an over the counter pain reliever such as Ibuprophen or Naproxen for pain relief and inflammation.

Taking a vitamin E supplement is a good idea too.Helps to heal skin faster too.

Coconut water is a way you can hydrate from within.Your skin and body are thirsty and dehydrated from the outdoors and the hot sun.

Hope these ideas help you and come to your rescue.

Birthdays!

Noreen_twinsA birthday is a day for extravagant joy-cake,candles,calories and most of all,the blessing of knowing how special you are to others. A beautiful life is a light in the world.Celebrate it!

These lovely words came from the back of a birthday card I received this week. I couldn’t have said it any better. I try and be a light in the world and live a beautiful life.

I learned that from my handsome and wonderful twin.

I want to make a difference in this world.Don’t you?

I miss my twin and my birthday is not the same without him.