A Chat with Makeup Artist James Vincent

I recently had a chance to bring a fellow PROfessional makeup artist James Vincent to the TV station with me as he was in sunny Florida to guest speak at The Makeup Show in Orlando last weekend. I enjoyed chatting with him and got his take on what is going to be hot for this spring 2016 on the makeup scene.James Vincent photo

In his 20 years in the beauty industry James has worked with Lady Gaga,our current President,Courtney Love,Liv Tyler,CNN and Reese Witherspoon to name a few.

He recognizes that innovation and technology in makeup and skin care are ever changing and that the absence of animal testing is key.

Here is a peek at his HOT for spring list that we will be wearing this season to come.

SKIN CARE: Cleanse,polish and protect are key steps to healthy skin.

Make-Up:

Sun kissed eye lip and cheek: Peach and pink will be your go to shades for the season.

A little bit of bronzer goes a long way! However apply it only wear the sunshine usually hits your face.And he recommends you mix it with a dash of your fave blush.Don’t just use it alone.

Black Liquid Liner is always in.

Candy Apple Lips that won’t land on your hips! James recommends a blue based red gloss on top of and only in the center and another shade of red lipstick.

Blue Eyeliner and Eye shadow: Blue eyeliner and shadows get a bad wrap.but says these shades of blue really lift up the eyes and brightens up the face too. He suggests you use pencil eyeliners over liquids or creams for liner as they are easier to apply.

GLOW on: He likes Scott Barnes Body Bling (JLO’s makeup artist) as well as Melanie Mills (A La Dancing with the Stars and more) Gleam body shimmer. they both illuminate  the skin on face and body.

I hope you enjoyed meeting this makeup artist and stay tuned for more interviews and tips!

 

 

 

Makeup Lesson in session!

I love doing makeup lessons!  I DON’T CALL THEM MAKEOVERS! Erase that  word.

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My job takes me on the road a lot but when in town I go to my happy place. My fave place to be my office and private  makeup studio in sunny Florida.

When you’re thinking Valentine’s day gifts for your mom,sister,daughter or BFF think the gift of beauty!

Not just roses, a box of chocolates and perfume.Allow me to explain.

I have seen it all. I recently  gave a makeup lesson to a woman in her seventies who never used any makeup in her life and all because she was too shy to call and book an appointment for a makeup lesson or shop the pretty girls at the cosmetic counters (her words not mine). How sad…

After seeing me on TV she decided I was her girl and that it was a must to put me on her bucket list!

Last year I made up a woman in her thirties who booked a makeup session with me for a party she was going to. She kept on both staring at me and kept her head down. She did not want to look in the mirror. Next, she started to cry and tell me how ugly she was and that she felt so unattractive it was hard to look at herself in a mirror. This was hard for me to see. I gave her a tissue a big hug and told her all the beauty I saw in her face and body. ALL TRUTH…nothing to make her feel better.

She sat up taller,stopped crying and started to listen to my words. She felt amazing and looked it too. She loved that I gave her a natural soft look. Not like the over the top glam faces on social media. She commented on how I LISTENED to her and did what she wanted not a look I wanted. She flew on on wings of beauty after our session and felt like a million. It was an epic moment for me too.

I LOVE making women feel marvelous. Even men! Golf professionals,tennis players or sportscasters or men want to look good too!

Wherever you live…think about treating yourself or someone else to this feel good gift.

The way you see yourself and your attitude is EVERYTHING!

Give a Yummy Gift of Glam

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I LOVE anything decadent especially when they are dipped in red glitter  (A la the Wizard of Oz ruby slippers) and of course sweet hearts & luscious lips!

I have this go to dessert studio I LOVE doing business with!

Glamour Gourmet is the one to call! You can connect with her on Instagram or Facebook…that’s how I found her!

This photo is just a sampling of her creative yumminess!!!

You can be your own VALENTINE and feel special and sublime!

Or shop for all the sweeties in your life. Valentine’s day is 12 days away!

 

 

 

 

 

Want to win? #winning

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It is that wonderful time again!

I am celebrating the month of LOVE in a big way with a LOVE YOURSELF Giveaway!

Like my last beauty giveaway I am going to pick one lucky winner at random. You know if you read my blog this is my go to brand for a healthier me.

If you want healthier and prettier looking skin,stronger nails,volumized healthy shiny hair…you are in luck. NeoCell has teamed up with me for this fabulous box of good for your health supplements,skincare and more.

The lucky winner will win $100.00 value NeoCell product giveaway…

YOU pick out what you want totally with the NeoCell health & beauty team.

Start clicking and let me know you want to win this on my blog and why?

Best of luck darlings or handsome!

(Offer ends February 14th at midnight)

Thank you to my followers and for reading my blog. xoxo

 

 

 

A Fun Gift in a Gift BOX!

Jacksonville in a Box


Created locally …it is the PERFECT Valentine gift to show your love for Jax. or Florida
Choose from a Jacksonville Experience $54.99 or The Snack Box  this $34.99 for all things Jacksonville!
Free shipping within the USA and the military.

Check out the website for more details. www.jacksonvilleinabox.co

Items in the Box:

Sweet Pete’s Taffy
Peter Brooke Chocolate covered popcorn

Fresh Jax Seasoning
Bono’s BBQ Sauce
Papa Johns Cotton Candy
Alligator Jerky
Jacksonville Suns Foam Finger
Jacksonville Jaguars Pennant

Armada FC Magnet
Heart of Jax Poster
Vintage Jax Postcard
City of Jax Flag Postcard
Intuition Ale Koozie
Bold City Koozie
What a blessing…

 And since it is so popular he has teamed up with our local ARC to fill and pack up the boxes and help a good cause too. Employing people with developmental disabilities and special needs.

 

 

Sunshine not included… But a whole lot of yummy fun!Jbox SM.jpg

Valentine’s Day gifts you don’t want to miss!

Counting down to the season of LOVE!

Almost everyone is addicted to getting a luxe cup of coffee. The lines are enormous for Starbucks in store or in the drive-thru. But at various prices a cup it can get costly!!!

You are in luck. I tested some new coffee units and this will make you say Bye Bye to  your coffee unit and stay at home and enjoy a luxurious cup of hot coffee!

Nespresso Evoluo in a Cherry Red shade of lipstick is the bomb!

Makes a frothy fabulous cup of coffee from full bodied to decaf. Coffee capsules from and India,Guatemala and Brazil  make it the most flavorful NOT watery cup of coffee.

Makes a cup of espresso too!

Centrifusion technology and code reading technology does it all at the push of a  button.

Makes your coffee in 20 seconds. Yes,only 20 SECONDS. And no trip to the drive-thru.

Shuts off safely for you in 9 minutes just in case you are like me and forget to shut off the unit too.Cherry Nespresso_VERTUO_Main_684x378

I really think it is the PERFECT gift for HIM or HER especially if they are a coffee lover.

Oh so LOVE mine!

George Clooney not included.

Stay tuned for more awesome gift ideas.

 

Got Dry Skin?

Stay tuned to The Chat on http://www.firstcoastnews.com on NBC12 and ABC25.

Just a click away on VIDEO clip!

Baby it is so COLD outside. Isn’t it?

Our weather wreaks havoc on our face,body and health. Let me share with you how to feel better in this weather and share a skin moisturizing D.I.Y. too!

  • Glow Matrix is a beauty supplement you take daily to keep moisture in your skin and wrinkles away. Collagen Matrix and Ceramides create a barrier to keep moisture in thus helping to hydrate your skin from within NOT just outside on your skin.Helps improve skin moisture and elasticity and reduced signs of aging in just 15 days! Topically you can use Hydra+ H.A. Serum for superior hydration.Paraben-Free advanced skin cell turnover and lubrication.www.neocell.com
  • ZIM’S Petroleum-free vapo rub is excellent to suppress an annoying cough due to drier weather and cold season and is used on your chest for coughs and colds. WARMS you up and makes you cough less and feel better.Hot tea,drinking water and eating chicken soup work alongside this too.
  • Moisturize your face,lips and body and hair too! Applying face hand and body lotion is a must!  You can use store bought brands or you can make it yourself! CeraVe moisturizing lotion or cream is filled with ceramides and hyaluronic acid and is recommended highly by dermatologists.It offers advanced skin care without a prescription. Also has NO fragrance and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Zim’s Crack Cream is an herbal skin cream for dry cracked skin. Made with aloe vera and arnica. Use on cuticles,elbows,knees and feet.
  • Have flyaway hairs and static?Try rubbing a dryer sheet in the palm of your hands and on direct on your hair recommends my hairdresser John Brent from Chocolate Blonde Salon.
  • OR you can make this D.I.Y. Recipe for making a Lavender Skin Smoothie:Whip up some organic coconut oil in a glass bowl. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil.Mix again. Place in a pretty jar and smooth up your dry skin and watch your skin drink it in. Recipe will last a few weeks in a tightly sealed jar.Great for the whole family! By the way if you do not like this essential try peppermint or rose or another.

I LOVE sharing recipes and new and old time beauty secrets with you. Enjoy!

Nothing like a BOOK!

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There is nothing like reading a book…especially when it is a YUMMY one.

I came across this new cookbook and simply had to share it with you! I love to cook but don’t always have the time as travel does not allow it. Hotel or on the road food are my only choices. However, I do like to cook and love the art of the process an the fun of the presentation.

Celebrity  award winning chef the one and only Rocco  DiSpirito has yet another new book. He is a master at them. I LOVE the name…Cook Your Butt Off!  Don’t you?

Let’s go back I first met Rocco on TV he had a reality show called The Restaurant.

I WAS HOOKED. I had to see him and taste his mamma’s meatballs I dined there several times. Sadly it closed but it did teach you a behind the scenes look at a Chef starting in the industry and ALL that goes into opening a restaurant. His food was AMAZING!!!

The book is an easy to use  and he shares some unique recipes. The book is focused on how to lose up to a pound a day with fat-burning foods. I always wondered what they really are. 

And if you like and need gluten-free recipes…you are going to be a happy foodie camper.

Allow me to tempt you with his: Apple,Lime and Basil Smash …is your mouth watering? It is only 37 calories per serving.

BLT Salad…I LOVE a good BLT do you?

Chicken Teriyaki with Sugar Snap Peas for a healthy take-out at home!

Chocolate Mint Thins his version of the old Girl Scout Cookies…easy and just 55 calories per serving. I am going to make them ASAP.

Guys and Gals…

Turn your kitchen into a gym,and burn calories with HIM as you cook.

Rocco’s looking ever so handsome,lean & mean and BETTER than ever.

GET HOOKED…get the book.

 

 

 

In love with Nail Lacquer?

Me too!

This  is an awesome polish from the hues to the way the lid is made that you apply the polish with. I am mesmerized by this polish. The best part it contains  only THE BEST. You know all the names we can’t even pronounce and that are bad for our health.SMITH & CULT

NO toluene,dibutyl phthalate,camphor,formaldehyde nor formaldehyde resin. I told you you can barely pronounce them!

This brand of polish was created by Dineh Mohajer whom I have had the pleasure of meeting at a beauty event.

She was the founder of the brand Hard Candy a fun brand that started all the cool packaging and a touch of whimsy.

I featured this brand on TV today. Thought you’d like to hear about this new brand.

 

New Year …healthier beauty & food edge too!

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I’ll be back today on The Chat TV SHOW and a new year brings a new edge on beauty.

Think about replenishing your skin care with a NEW brand of skin care and a new regimen.

If you are looking for a new twist on skincare?
Potion is a new Natural,Organic,Plant based line their Miracle Moisture Balm is a multi-tasking beauty!
It can be used to hydrate the skin,hands,body,feet,breast,diaper rash,shave with and to combat wrinkles. Baby it’s cold outside in most parts of the country…give your skin the attention it deserves.
Body Oils have never been more in! They also have a Glowing Body oil with essential oils!

Did you know? Rosemary fights toxins,lavender encourages new skin cell growth,sandalwood increases circulation and more.


For more information http://www.potionnakedessentials.com

  • Start Fresh! Replace your makeup case,brushes,lip glosses,mascara,foundation,eye shadows and more! When in doubt throw it out.

Hunky Chef Rocco DiSpirito has an awesome cook book!
Lose up to one pound a day with his fat-burning food plan and gluten-free recipes.
With the start of the new year…We all want to eat better. Don’t we?

www.amazon.com or your local book store

To watch MORE and see a video from today’s segment visit:http://www.firstcoastnews.com and click on The Chat.

Hope these help you discover some healthy ways to look and feel gorgeous in 2016 too.